How To Feel Better About Your Body In One Week!

Hey guys so this post is late but it was really difficult for me to write this post, especially when I haven’t been feeling great about my appearance. But right now I’m focusing on accepting what is, because for so long I focused on what I wished for. What I’m doing at first felt like resignation, but I realized that it’s not. I still want to be healthy and I continue working on that, but I am learning to do so in a way that is conducive both to my lifestyle and mental health.

Fall Is Here! Seasonal Self-Care For Body And Soul

I get super excited about fall. I love coziness, fall colors, cool weather especially when the sun is out, all things pumpkin, and mostly, the excitement of all the fall and winter holidays and festivities coming up. I won’t even let myself have my pumpkin spice latte until the official autumn equinox (which usually falls- lol- on the 22nd of September) because the first day of fall is just that special to me lol. As I’ve become a mother caring for our 5 kids, I also realize that fall is a time for some serious self care. So today I wanted to put together a self-care list for fall. Whether you love fall, or can’t stand it ( you monster! jk 😉 ), this list will help make the season feel so much better, I promise. Here it goes:

How To Handle Angry Kids

How often as mothers do we have to deal with angry, emotional children? From meltdowns over not getting a candy bar at the grocery store, to more serious cases, I can definitely say it’s a big part of motherhood for me. Obviously, learning to deal with your emotions is a completely normal part of growing up. Unfortunately with the way we parents often handle our children’s outbursts, you’d think we didn’t know that. Many of us simply weren’t taught how to express our emotions, especially anger, in a healthy way and so are left without the resources to teach our children. As you know, if you’ve been with me for awhile, I have had to undergo quite a transformation to get to a healthy place in my life and expressing my emotions in a non harmful way has been part of that. Along with that came a piece of the puzzle I never really thought about, how would my emotional stability, or lack thereof, affect my children? As I’ve been on a journey to become a more conscious parent I began to see quite clearly how my unhealthy relationship with anger negatively impacted my children. In other words, I was messing my kids up.

The Portland Save-cation And Asking My Husband If He Wants A Divorce

Portland is one of my favorite weekend getaway spots. Luckily my husband thought that we needed time away from the house and decided to take us there for a weekend. We left the older kids with his sister and just took the dogs and the baby. It was definitely just what the doctor ordered. AsContinue reading “The Portland Save-cation And Asking My Husband If He Wants A Divorce”

Why Every Day Is Not Valentine’s Day, And Why That’s Ok

You ask yourself if you have the courage to love someone without losing yourself. You ask yourself if you care enough for someone to allow them to live in their truth, even when their truth is an inconvenience or you hate their decision. You stand tall and say, “This is me. I am not perfect. I am not beautiful all the time. And even though I might hate where you are right now, I love you through this”. And most of all, you make sure that you are loving yourself enough first.

I’m Tired, And Responding To My Depression

This is a spontaneous post. I had been waiting on writing another post, waiting to write a “Marriage Update” post, where I could talk about how we talked it out and everything was all like “Valentine’s Day is every day!” like corny people say, bleh. Don’t worry, talk we did. But we are still processing.Continue reading “I’m Tired, And Responding To My Depression”