Self-care

Yes! Dads Need Self-Care Too!

Father's Day is in a few days, and I was touched to learn the origins behind the creation of holiday. Father's Day was inspired because of a daughters appreciation for her single dad raising five chil...

Self-care

5 Ways to Make Self-Care a Priority This Summer (Even with Kids at Home)

For many families, summer has begun, shifting the structure of school and extracurricular activities to the long, unstructured days of summer. For moms, the summer brings relief-temporary reprieve fro...

Self-care

Self-Talk Keeping You Stuck? 7 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself

In a given day, how would you describe the types of thoughts you have about yourself? Positive and encouraging? Neutral-simply narrating for example-to-do lists and tasks? Negative and judgem...

Self-care

The Phrases I Will Never Say as a Mom

In my fifteen years of mothering with now, four daughters: fifteen-year-old twins, a nine-year-old, and a seven-year-old, I have never said, "I need to lose weight" in front of any of my children. ...

Self-care

6 Ways to Improve Your Self-Care Routine

Making time for self-care can be challenging, especially when you don't have a lot of time, or you lack support to get kid-free time, or if you're going through a stressful life event. And, sometimes ...

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...

Self-care | Skills and Strategies

6 Ways To Put Self-Care on the Holiday To-Do List

This time of year, it can seem as if there is a shortage of time with a growing to-do list for the holiday. And to increase the adrenaline, winter break and school vacation is a mere week or so away, ...

Mental Health | Parenting | Self-care | Stress in Motherhood

Postpartum Depression: What You Need to Know

The birth of a baby brings about a range of emotions-joy, relief, elation, and feelings of being overwhelmed, tired, and sometimes, depression. The hormonal fluctuations and changes after a woman has ...

Career | Parenting | Self-care | Writing Life

Listening to Your Heart

Turning 40 is a right of passage, its getting closer to middle age, which can elicit panic and fear amongst many people. I didn't want to be the person to freak-out on her fortieth birthday. The numbe...

Communication | Mental Health | Self-care | Skills and Strategies | Stress in Motherhood

Self-Care is Not Selfish

The past winter has been anything but typical in my household. Living in the Northeast, we've had massive amounts of snow, which equals lots of snow days and missed school. Add to the mix, colds and v...

Positive Psychology | Self-care | Skills and Strategies

9 Reasons To Practice Meditation

Did you know, the average person has approximately 12,000 thoughts a day? According to the National Science Foundation, if you are a deep thinker, you have closer to 50,000 thoughts in a day. And I th...