You’re feeling overwhelmed and wondering for the umpteenth time how your mom friend does it. It physically tires you just looking at her. And, emotionally whips you, thinking she has managed to get it right … again … Parenting is not easy, nor is knowing how to raise a healthy child. And the biggest pressure… →
I grew up in a French family, which in my culture, means that I would literally eat any food! When I arrived in the US, I discovered that most people here fear food and I really didn’t understand why. Fast forward, I ended up marrying a vegetarian man and subsequently I became one. Living a… →
My family can always tell when I haven’t run for a few days. Mommy gets a little less patient. Mommy gets snippy. Even angry. Then comes the mommy guilt. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m not proud of it, but it happens. You see, I work with 13 year olds every day in a very demanding… →
Working out is tough for a new mom. There are a lot of outside forces keeping you from hitting the gym or home matt. The lack of inner motivation plus the distractions of children gives mom a load of excuses for not taking time for herself.
“Look at that cornfield!” “See those bridges?” “Wow, look at that truck! That’s a poop-sucker!” This is traveling with my son – a three-year-old. Only, that’s not my son talking. That’s his daddy. And he has already discovered how to live in the moment. “What’s that, daddy?” asks my son.
So, you know you want to have a baby but the ups and downs of trying to conceive are driving you crazy. Maybe you wonder if every random movement in your body could mean you’re pregnant. Or maybe you obsessively scour the internet for baby and parenting products. It could be that you can’t even… →
The weather is turning – and you know what that means – The dreaded carousel of viruses is about to hit our schools, communities, and eventually, homes. This is one of those times when sharing is not caring. It is, however, pretty inevitable. I know you feel me when I say that it’s so hard… →
Has this happened to you? You drag yourself out of bed in the morning to start your day. Standing in front of the mirror, you squeeze that extra layer of padding around your middle. You feel slightly disgusted and immediately start making big plans. You’re starting a diet right away! You’re going to start exercising… →
After giving birth, a common question haunts all the moms. How to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape back. It’s natural to have the desire to fit in your favorite pair of jeans, which stopped zipping up soon after the first trimester. Amiright mamas? But, the idea is to not rush into things too quickly.
You know how it goes — you have a great playdate planned and then on your way out the door you realize that one of your kids has a fever. All those fun plans fly out the door and the rest of your week is filled with sick kids. No fun. And then you end… →