Tag: anxiety

Self-Care, The Burnout Barometer

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A barometer is an instrument used for measuring pressure.  It is also something that reflects changes in circumstances.  For me, the level of self-care...

Peer Pressure: Not Just for Teens

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“Shouldn’t we sign them up for a sport or something?” Picture my husband and me: parenting a preschooler and a toddler, still fighting sleepless nights,...

Increasing Awareness Around Sexual Violence

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It is an opportune time to place the issue on the table for us mamas. My work...

Parenting When the Only Constant is the Unknown

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After about a year of living in a pandemic, it is exhausting to think about all the ways we’ve adapted and changed our lives....

Making (Mental) Space

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I have been working on myself this year, trying to open myself up to ways in which I can better formulate my life —...

Unpacking My “Stuff” About Stuff

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“Remember the dumbbells?” This phrase gets thrown around by me quite often in the middle of arguments over stuff in our house. Mostly when I...

Wishing We Weren’t Done: Letting the Baby Things Go after Infertility

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We didn't need the space, really, but I couldn't bear to hold onto the collection of baby things our four-year-old had outgrown. The spare...

An Open Letter from 2020 to My 2019 Self

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Hey mama,  I know you’re on the eve of a new year and a new decade. In 2020, we'll have Valentine's Day on a Friday...

A Mother’s Reflections on 2020 and Emotional Intelligence

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It is hard to believe December is here! To say this year has been unusual is an understatement. At times, the world has felt...

Reinventing Thanksgiving

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Last Thanksgiving was a complete and utter disaster for me! I didn’t burn the turkey, drop a pie, or drink too much.  The food...