My year with grief

Grief isn’t always straightforward. It can sometimes be riddled with conflicting emotions. I’ve learned that my relationship with my mom didn’t end when she died. I have been able to heal our relationship even with her gone. Here is my year of grief.

Mother’s Day Blues

Does Mother’s Day give you mixed feelings? I share about my 4 pregnancies and 2 births below because I can relate.

Do you find yourself sad, resentful, and/or disappointed on this special day meant for celebrating mothers? It’s OK to have those feelings. It’s OK to find joy and grief on this day.

A Little Less Hallmark, a Little More Charlie Brown

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, the music and the special holiday events, the baking and the wrapping, the excitement and the anticipation. And most of all, I love the feeling of hope and goodwill that permeates the very air around us, the heightened expression of love and kindness to each other and the renewed commitment to have more compassion in our hearts.

But my relationship to Christmas is conflicted. As much as I love it, it also makes me sad.

Five Tips to Making this Holiday Great Despite the Ongoing Challenges

Do you have mixed feelings when you think of the holidays this year?

Unfortunately, the holidays can be such a stressful time for moms! Yet so much of what causes us stress, isn’t what makes the holidays special anyway. That’s why I am sharing five tips to making this holiday your best one ever despite what may be going on in our world right now.

Harnessing the Power of Pain, Stress, and Pressure to Transform your Family

In the midst of a pandemic, it might seem like a stretch to imagine that we are being turned into glittering diamonds, but hear me out. Think of how a diamond is formed. Regular carbon converts into the beautiful dazzling stone we all know, after the application of tremendous heat and pressure.

Is Trying to be the Perfect Mom Hurting your Kids?

How you feel as a mama has a huge impact on your child. I know you want the best for them – and one of the best ways you can love them is to stop trying to be the perfect mom. Put on your own oxygen mask first and care for yourself well.