Woman Staring Out Window

Couples In Crisis

0
In "The Art of Surrender", I talked about this unprecedented time; the deep fear, grief and pain that is surfacing for so many at this time. The new normal of working from home, managing distance-learning, and being faced with...
Woman in Nature at Lake - The Art of Surrender

The Art of Surrender

0
We keep saying we are living in an unprecedented time, and as much as I hate to overuse that term, it’s really the only accurate description of life in this moment. We have never experienced such an upheaval of so...
Self-Care Secrets: Grounding rituals Self-care is both a simple system of prioritizing yourself and yet a radical act of self-empowerment. Self-care often requires us to dismantle society’s messaging that as mothers we have to backburner ourselves in order to be...
Window Art

A Tinge of Fairy Dust

0
I have worked almost exclusively from home since 2014. People’s response in the past whenever I mentioned I worked from home was often “that’s so great you get to spend extra time with your kids”. I’d laugh “No…they go...
women laughing

Stuff Moms Say

0
Moms say the weirdest stuff to each other. Just met? EVEN BETTER. I have made friends out of complete strangers because of motherhood. Swapping recipes and parenting horror stories are just the tip of the iceberg! Does any of...
When I was a new mom, I was knee-deep in post-partum depression, I was exclusively pumping and managing a severe rheumatoid arthritis flare. I took a long weekend and went away with some friends to California. I was riddled...

I’m Sorry. No, Thank You.

4
To me, single motherhood can be summed up in one word: Late. I wake up late, the kids are never to school on time, I spend most of my day running behind, I go to bed way too late. My...
One of the interesting things that I have discovered since moving to Portland is that so many of the other parents I meet while we are out and about have also relocated to this wonderful city. It has been...
I baby-proofed my house with a vengeance. Dangerous electrical outlets were covered, cabinets that could pinch little fingers were locked, the toilet lid was locked down, and stairs were behind baby gates. I bought the highest-rated car seat and...
I attended my first AA meeting a few weeks back. I am in graduate school to become a counselor, and one of my class assignments required me to sit in on three different 12-step meetings. The experience had way...

Recommended Reading

15 Valentine’s Day Activities for the Whole Family

0
I can’t remember what I did last Valentine’s Day. I think we must have done something (maybe) but it certainly wasn’t memorable enough to...