Motherhood

Creative Ways to Increase Self-Care When You Have Limited Time

Working, writing, and taking care of four girls creates a full and busy life. These three roles are where I spend the majority of my time in a given week. And the demands in these areas of my life is ...

Motherhood

10 Quotes on Motherhood Sure to Make You Smile

The summer after freshman year away at college was a challenging time for my mom and I. After nine months of freedom, making choices for myself independent of parental influence, the readjustment livi...

Motherhood

What Are Your Barriers to Self-Care?

Self-care is taking care of your physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health through actions, intentions, and behaviors which increase overall well-being. As I have shared in previous pos...

Motherhood

Great Expectations: Motherhood

Next week my youngest daughter will be turning seven. My baby is not a baby, and she's a school age child. Closer to ten, headed to the tipping point of being a big kid before earning the title of a t...

Motherhood

12 Reasons Why Self-Care is Essential For Moms

'Self-care’ seems to be the new buzz word, I hear it everywhere! I think this is fantastic! The suggestions once reserved for clinicians and physicians have become more mainstream, creating a dia...

Motherhood

Before I Was a Mom…

Years ago, when my twins were two years old, I came across this poem that truly touched my heart. The author is unknown, yet captures motherhood perfectly. As you read the poem, I hope you relate to t...

Motherhood

May Showcase: Honoring Motherhood

Hi, Moms and Happy May! The month of May holds a very special place in my heart. For as long as I can remember, May has been filled with positive traditions and time outside enjoying nature. As the...

Positive Psychology

Where’s the Casserole for That?

In less than a year, in my community, there were two overt and heartbreaking losses: a child died, and a family's house burned down. Heartbreaking, tragic losses, impossible to keep hidden. And my ...

Children

Navigating Technology and Media with Children

A couple of Fridays ago, my family and I were trying to settle on a movie to watch after dinner. With four children spanning the ages of 14 to 6 years old, something simple like, "let's have family mo...

Mental Health

7 Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

The holidays are over; the kids are hopefully not sick and in school, and it's back to the routine and responsibilities of work and family, in the coldest and darkest time of the year. Thankfully, we ...

Self-care

Stressed This Holiday Season?

This Holiday Season is filled with many blessings, traditions, gatherings, celebrations and let's be real, STRESS! Taking the time to stay focused on what's important to you during the holidays can be...

Self-care | Well-Being

Announcing In-Session with Dr. Claire

Oh my, have I been busy! I am so excited to finally share the projects I have been working on since March of this year. For the past eight months, I've redesigned my websites, MomsWellBeing.com and Dr...