When it comes to disciplining my kids, my parenting philosophy used to be pretty simple: try not to beat them. And, putting the fear of God in my boys usually got the green light. Yes, I’m human. I yell at my kids. But, as my youngest’s behavior grew WORSE, my reactions to his behavior also
How in the world is a SAHM with small children supposed to find time to pee much less to meditate? Excellent question. I’ve asked it, too! The trick is to erase whatever preconceived notions you have about meditation. You don’t have to be a monk, chant, or practice yoga to be able to meditate. If
The weight of the Mental Load can impact your marriage by breeding resentment. And, despite the fact that the Mental Load moms carry is HEAVY, we keep shlepping it around–day after day. We carry the load because the alternative is often even LESS appealing. Moms believe carrying the mental load is easier than nagging or
Sharing the MENTAL LOAD of the household could be the linchpin of a marriage. Even if you don’t know what it is, you still may be feeling the weight, resentment, and anger that comes with this burden. This is because the “mental load” is usually not shared by you and your husband equally. Bet you
The most important tool I have in my parenting toolbox is meditation. It is like the Swiss Army knife of parenting tools. This one “tool” can flip a melt down situation on its ear, turn worry into vapor, and generate energy where there is a huge lack of it. It has been a parenting game-changer
Imagine for a moment that all the cookies, pies, treats, party food, and tins of homemade goodies were all OFF LIMITS to you during the holidays. How magical would the season really feel? ALL moms are the weavers of magic during the holidays—no question about it. But, us food allergy moms have to create that magic
I am a mother of children with food allergies. Allergies, plural. It has been a challenge to say the least. It’s like learning to parent in the middle of a minefield. Good times. Oh, but I’m not alone! One in 13 kids has at least one food allergy. That’s roughly two in every classroom! That’s a
Cancer came knocking on my family’s door a little over three years ago. It was as devastating as it sounds. It’s hard to just say the words, “my husband has cancer,” let alone try and deal with the reality of it. But, many wives are dealing with the reality of their husbands getting cancer, just
Why does the spirit of giving and true gratitude always get lost in the “more-ness” of the holiday season? Some how, I always get sucked into the idea that more is better. More baking, buying, doing, and crafting = a better holiday for my family. But it doesn’t. It only leads to more stress, more
Being a stay at home mom is the most important part of my day, but it isn’t the source of all personal happiness. In fact, not that long ago, being a stay at home mom brought me little happiness. It’s not that being a SAHM made me un-happy–I just wasn’t happy. I thought this made
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