Once upon a time, I was an Autism Support Worker. I worked one-on-one with Autistic preschoolers, not only teaching them academic skills but also dealing directly with undesirable behaviors. At work, we called it “behavior intervention” – at home I call it discipline, but the principles are pretty much the same. The goal is to… →
I feel like as soon as I had my daughter, I had “guilty” stamped on my forehead. From asking others to look after her while I went to the movies to not feeding her vegetables at every meal, I often felt guilty about not mothering perfectly. My daughter is in school now and, though I… →
In August 2018, I was deployed with my husband overseas. Don’t get too relieved. My husband And I were separated once we made it overseas. It was my first deployment, and thank God, my last one. Not only was being overseas and separated from my husband a big smack with the depression stick but, to… →
Are you about to set up your baby’s nursery? Don’t know where to start but strongly wanting to avoid waste and clutter as you go about it? The process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re at it the first time.
Do you ever find yourself being so exhausted at the end of a long day that you just crawl into bed and call it a night? Motherhood is exhausting, whether you have a newborn or a teenager. Everyone has different needs and life doesn’t seem to get any easier as the children get older.
This mommy life is not as easy as I thought it was going to be. Not that I ever thought that it was going to be completely easy, but no one can describe to you the overwhelming love that comes with the job, as well as as the suffocating since of worry. I don’t know… →
Time’s are changing and while mothers still choose to stay at home with their children, many are choosing to work from home as well. Working from home seems like a dream job. However, it’s not as easy as simply picking out the pajamas you’ll be wearing at your desk as you work away – or… →
Do you want to be a fabulous mom? Of course you do! But you don’t need a Gucci bag to be fabulous. According to the dictionary, fabulous means wonderful, amazingly good, extraordinary. How would you feel if someone was describing you like that? I mean who in this world wouldn’t want to be fabulous?! Don’t… →
For years I struggled with the idea of self-care because well, I hate yoga, bubble baths, massages – all of the top hitters when it comes to self-care options. So how do you make an investment in your health with self-care if none of the standard options actually feel like rest or relaxation to you?… →
Blue Bloods – the TV series, once had this line about marriage: “Despite what the priests say, marriage isn’t a contract. It’s an ongoing negotiation.” You could argue that this is true in so many other aspects of life as well. But, let’s focus on this most important and undoubtedly sacred union between human beings.