The Guilty Mother and the Quest for Perfectionism

The Guilty Mother and the Quest for Perfectionism

Whether you are a stay at home or a working mother, it’s a fact that mothers struggle with an enormous amount of ‘mother guilt’. We are hard on ourselves. We push ourselves and expect perfection. We try hard to balance it all and a lot of times, we feel like we can’t. For some reason,…

Holistic Health For Moms And Babies. An interview with Tami Hinden.

Holistic Health For Moms And Babies. An interview with Tami Hinden.

Before my son was born, I was preparing for his birth with anything and everything I could get my hands on. As I have shared many times, I wanted a natural birth if it was healthy for our son and myself, and I would do anything I could for the least intervention. Because I am…

A Traumatic Homecoming – Interview With A New Mother

A Traumatic Homecoming – Interview With A New Mother

I am so often stuck by the courage and bravery of first time mothers. Becoming a mother is a leap of faith and an absolute shift in identity. We have no idea how we will feel, how our baby will be, and what it’s all going to be like. Our relationship with our friends change,…

What is MamaYoga? An interview with Kate Loewengart

What is MamaYoga? An interview with Kate Loewengart

I had kept meaning to check out Kate Loewengart’s class at Rivertown Mamas for mom and baby. Since I have had my son, I find scheduling to be a bit challenging. One day, however, the stars aligned and I was able to attend. Kate offers a wonderful selection of different classes, whether you are pregnant…

Anxiety; 5 Tips to Staying Calm

Anxiety; 5 Tips to Staying Calm

Anxiety. Even the name can make some people anxious. It can hit us like a ton of bricks or slowly creep in. Either way, struggling with anxiety can be exhausting and well anxiety producing. Here are some tips to help you through the anxiety. I have written about anxiety before and tips to help soothe…

Parenting Article: When Multiple Children Have Big Feelings

This article was written on the Hand in Hand Parenting website and I thought one worth sharing. Just having one child, it’s sometimes hard to know how to navigate feelings, big or small. Here is a really good article on how to handle multiple children’s feelings. http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/connecting-chaos-multiple-children-big-feelings/ Connecting Through Chaos: what to do when siblings…

A Letter to a New Mom

A Letter to a New Mom

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill I share this personal piece of writing in hopes that it speaks to others who are having a hard time having a new baby at home. In hopes that it reminds a new mom out there…

Motherhood; you know you are a mother when…

Motherhood; you know you are a mother when…

As I journeyed into motherhood, I felt quite overwhelmed. The day I became pregnant and the moment I gave birth, I was changed forever. Even though I was so much the same, something in me was so different. My new journey had just begun. As I stood in line at the coffee shop one morning,…