“We’re going to keep your passport in our office safe until September for your new stamp,” the visa agent messaged me. That’s the second time my passport goes into a safe in fourteen months. A year ago it was in a safe above coffee condiments stacked in a twin room at the Hyatt Regency in… →
My daughter had a really rough start to the day—she didn’t get a good night’s sleep, so we experienced a lot of turbulence this morning. She’s 3, so really, these days happen a lot. First she cried because I asked her to take a bath, then she cried because nobody could hold her at that… →
Little people need limits to understand the general rules of life. It may seem that they despise the restrictions and rules, they want to ignore and test them all the time. But without limits, life turns into chaos and it is hard to understand what is good, what is right, and welcome.
Being a mom is not an easy job. Between caring for children and juggling housework, there’s a lot that needs to get done in the course of a day. If you work from home, those responsibilities are multiplied. While working from home comes with many benefits, especially when you’re a mom, it can also be… →
I have suffered from anxiety most of my life. I have worried about anything and everything you can think of. I have seen different therapists as well as tried different antidepressants. I have had panic attacks that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I have had to work HARD on managing my anxiety. After years of… →
Pregnancy, especially first time pregnancy, is an exciting time filled with showers and celebrations. But it can also be a scary and stressful time, filled with lab tests, nerves, and endless birth preparations.
As a busy mom, do you often wonder: “How can I get a good workout in with my kids at home?” Of course you don’t! It’s actually the last thing you’re worried about, because you know that it’s impossible for you to workout! Yes, this was me at the start of CoVid-19 and social isolation.
I had a talk with my 8 year old today when I saw him visibly anxious about riding a bike. We went on a walk. I asked him questions, gave him space and safety, and we worked through it.
Picture this – it’s a perfect world, you have perfect children, the education system is wonderful and you and your kiddos love it! Wouldn’t that be awesome?! Then there’s reality – you are in an imperfect, crazy, surreal world in unprecedented times.
Many women long for motherhood but what happens when something we’re naturally supposed to be able to do doesn’t come naturally to you? Infertility is common in many women and it’s tough being surrounded by constant reminders that being a mommy may not be in the cards for you. When I was diagnosed with blocked… →