Self-care

5 Reasons Why You Need to Make Time for Fun

When was the last time you had fun? When you enjoyed yourself, felt relaxed and restored? When was the last time you unplugged and put productivity on hold and did something that brought you joy...

Self-care

9 Things You Need to Know to Enjoy Family Vacations

Oh, family vacations and gatherings. Seldom are they stress-free, conflict-free and predictable. If you're planning a family vacation anytime soon, this is a must read before you go! Equally as import...

Self-care

8 Strategies to Bring Quiet to Motherhood (Yes, Seriously)

Motherhood comes with a lot of noise. From children and the noise they create, to the mental chatter in a mammas mind, to the everyday sound living in a modern world, one thing is for sure-in mothe...

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...

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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 ...