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Thoughts from swim

Thoughts from swim

Self: Put down your phone. Also Self: I can't. I am so hot. I hate this. But she loves it so I must be a good mom. Do ...
If I'm Okay, You’ll Be Okay: A Passage To Motherhood

If I'm Okay, You’ll Be Okay: A Passage To Motherhood

I’m sure you can recall the moment that you found out you were expecting your first child, the excitement, the innocence, the insecurity and the f...

Surviving February

If you are anything like me then February feels like a time of no hope.   I don't really care what the groundhog says, there is ice on the ground,...

What is a Flower Essence?

Flower Essences, also know as remedies, address the emotional and mental aspects of wellness and healing. Developed in the 1930’s by British Phys...

Tears in the bathroom

"You are strong and you are safe," she says. I've always had a complicated relationship with tears and today is no different.  I'm less than twen...
Behind The Scenes @ Burt's Bees

Behind The Scenes @ Burt's Bees

I didn't have anything written as I reached, the first of ten speakers, for the microphone. I was standing, bathed in natural light, on the second...
Easy Fix

Easy Fix

With me, there is no easy fix for my anxiety.  I've been navigating it since I was about nine years old.  I recently looked back through old journ...
Changeable Mood

Changeable Mood

I’m queen of the changeable mood.   One day I wake up energized and ready to conquer my to-do list moutain. I’m mother of the year, poised, confi...
Things I have have done in the last week that have helped me be less of a dick to my family

Things I have have done in the last week that have helped me be less of a dick to my family

I did ALL of these things in the last week!  No, not every day (what, are you nuts?) But you know what?  I actually did them and I totally feel b...

Simple Everyday Self Care For Mamas

We know, we know, you just don’t have time. You are overwhelmed and it is hard. And there is so much. You wish there was more time for you. DO ONE THING TO MAKE LIFE BETTER.