I think it’s a shame that I didn’t realize I was an introvert until I was well into my thirties. Had I known that my need to be alone for at least part of the day was something I had no control over, I could have saved myself some serious mom guilt.
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Tonight, after I put my kids to bed and finally had a moment to myself, I thought of the ways I inadvertently give people in my life my emotional and sometimes physical leftovers. No, I am not talking about food anymore. I am talking about giving those we love the most in our life, the […]
I have been here before. At one point, before my daughter came along, all three of my boys were in school at once. I didn’t like it. I treasured the disappearance of the sibling WWF rounds and the cries of “I’m bored.” Or “I’m starved.” But between those bits of relief, I felt empty. Like […]
Motherhood is not an excuse for your burn out. It’s not your life that has to change, it’s not your children that have to grow up, and it’s not your husband that has to take notice. It’s you. You have to change.
I must tell all of you about this amazing new diet healthy eating plan that my husband and I embarked on a few months ago. You may have heard of the Whole30 plan. Well, it’s EXACTLY that, except you cheat and quit on day 14. It’s fantastic I tell you!
I have to write something. I don’t know what to write. I’ve already asked for extensions on previous submissions and I can’t just make a habit of that. It’s a busy holiday weekend and my schedule is chock-full of due dates. My head is chock-full of stress. This was supposed to be a thing that […]
I may be alone here, but after pregnancy, it took (and is still taking!) much effort to see (or feel) my waist again. Crunches. Planks. Diets. The latest, greatest workout class. If you are a mom who has wanted to see her abs again, likely you can put a check mark next to each item […]
Raise your hand if you are an OVERTHINKER. Raise your hand if your partner has told you to “stop thinking so much!” Raise your hand if you have no idea how to turn off your mind. Hand! Hand! Hand! I am done with the negative connotations associated with overthinking. Overthinking has become a very bad […]
As our youngest enters kindergarten, I’ve now entered a new chapter in my own life. So, what’s next for this mom? For most of my adulthood, I enjoyed a thriving career as a journalist. But, for the past eight years, my primary responsibility has been as a mom. Everything else – my career, my friends, […]
Stay at Home Mom versus Working Mom. If you had presented these two options to me prior to having children, I would have turned up my nose and proudly stated that there is no way I’d ever be a working mom. After all, don’t good moms stay home? Fast forward a few years, and […]