Tag: self care

Taking Time for Myself Part 2: New Identity

I did it. I flew halfway across the world without my husband or kids and gifted myself a nine-day trip to Israel. It was...

Taking Time for Myself Part 1: Conquering Fears

I've been told before that it's important for moms to take time for themselves. It always sounds so easy, but practically speaking, time is...

My Muffin Top Is Made Of Actual Muffins

True Life: I used to be fat.   And then I was thin. And now I’m fat again.   I’ve spent the majority of my life obsessing...

I Can’t Be There for Everything, And That’s Ok.

"I'm sorry I can't go, Buddy.  But, your brother really needs his sleep and sometimes Dad and I need to take turns taking you...

Running on Empty: Why I’m Focused on Myself in 2019

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that being a mom (and a wife) to a two-year-old with a full-time job, volunteer commitments,...

Confessions of a KonMari Failure

  Have you ever read Confessions of A Shopaholic? It's one of my favorite books. It's not that Sophie Kinsella is some kind of literary...

Life Lessons from the 35 Years I’ve been Around

As I approach my 35th birthday, I chose to reflect on a few of the things I've learned since 1983. Mother’s Are Usually Right I call...

We Don’t Have To Do It: Holiday Stress Edition

My kids and I were at the library the other day.  Blocks were being built, book pages were being turned, little ones crawled and...

Why I Forgot to RSVP to the Birthday Party {Give Yourself...

It was a beautiful autumn Sunday. We were all in the backyard, putting the final coat of paint on our house. Well, the final...

I Am A Person Too And I Want My Life Back

Hello. I am a 33-year-old female, working mother of two royal children and I want my life back. Before I became a mother, my...