This whole weekend was a bad day. The trouble was I tried to hold it all together. I don’t know how much I’ve told you about my health issues but one of things I can’t do is eat too many carbohydrates. When I eat too many carbohydrates or wheat products my body reacts badly. IContinue reading “And then there are bad days…”
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A poem for the hard times. To Be featured in my upcoming book, debuting January 2022.,
Over time I put together a few little practices that made having a rest day easier on me. Maybe you’re experiencing burnout or just having a hard time, or have depression like I do. If so, I want you to know that you deserve rest and rejuvenation. It’s not just a luxury, it’s about health!
To catch you up on my life a bit, summer was awesome but hectic. We had 4 camping trips! With 5 kids. One out of state. I didn’t do half of the things I meant to do but the kids had plenty of fun!
Now that my brain is (for the most part) no longer chemically imbalanced, thanks to anti-depressants, everything just seems so… even. Today I looked back at some of my notes from last year and I had so many things that I wanted to write about. Really good ideas actually. I miss my enthusiasm. I really wish I could spew the strong positive feelings that I did in many of my earlier posts. I feel like I traded one thing for another.
Over the years, I’ve read all the books, took the time to find the right pediatrician for my kids, made sure they we’re succeeding in school, made healthy meals, helped them with their extra curricular activities, and so on. And while that’s awesome, I’ve learned that being a great mom isn’t about that stuff. Great moms have that special something, a secret ingredient list, and I’m about to share one with you!
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I noticed a loongg time ago that there was something called “Toxic Positivity”. I didn’t know what it was called back then, all I knew was that it didn’t feel good. It didn’t feel good that when I was upset or hurting people would tell me to look on the bright side, or be grateful for the good things in life, or to “just be positive”.
I love being a mom, but the toddler years are just not a phase I thrive in. Even though I know these days are few and I should cherish them, I find myself dreaming about the days when he will wake up a happy, independent preschooler. I dream about the days I can put him down to sleep and he won’t wake the second I try to leave the room. I dream about the day I can say, “Go play” and he will find something that will distract him for hours. I dream about the day I can do things with him and not in-spite of him. Sometimes we just aren’t naturals at certain aspects of motherhood. That doesn’t mean we won’t be rockstars in other aspects. At the end of the day, you do what you can and do it the best way you know how.
With that being said, here are the top 10 ways I’ve learned to survive the toddler years .