Boundaries are more important now than ever, but how do I set them so that I can meet my kids’ needs without sacrificing my own? In this interview with Jackie Hyman of Mamas Crushing Fitness, I talk about the ONE thing that you can do through out the day, everyday, so that you can feel […]
Category: Self Care
if we let our fears take over and guide us, not only do we miss precious opportunities to enjoy the present moment, but our kids miss out too.
In this video, I challenge the common adage “You can’t fill another’s cup unless you fill your first”.
When I gave birth to my firstborn over 11 years ago, I had just celebrated my 23rd year of life, and like most of my contemporaries at that age…
Last Friday morning I had one of those freak-out moments. I was getting myself and my kids ready to leave the house for the day, and I catch myself moving from room to room like a chicken with its head cut off
I’ve never gone away for this long before, and my husband has never had sole custody of three kids for this long either…
Standing by my kitchen counter, bracing my sink, I noticed the thoughts, feeling and sensations churning and spinning in me like a wild storm…
As soon as I became a mother, I quickly realized that despite all of my hopes and dreams of what motherhood was, I had no idea how to fulfill the image I had of myself as a mom. When it came to the daily grind with kids, there were definitely times when I felt like I […]
As a new mother at the age of 22, I struggled to understand why I felt so unfulfilled, and in fact bound and imprisoned by this new life and this new role.
Do you ever wonder, how am I supposed to balance my need to work (like just plain old make an income and support my family), and my desire to build my career, with my desire to nurture loving, meaningful and lasting relationships with my kids?
Every once in a while ‘it’ hits the fan and suddenly the predictability of your regular daily schedule is rudely interrupted by intense fear and unshakable feelings of threat. Suddenly everything that once felt safe is now a potential risk. You try to ignore it, to think of other things, but the fear is so […]
We’ve made it! The summer holidays are just about over and the kids are heading back to school. Yes! And even though the summer felt long (to me at least), the switch to a new school year and a new routine can seem sudden.
With the summer holidays in full swing your daily routine is in constant flux. Every day is so different that it can be challenging to keep up with your kids’ needs to be stimulated and balance them with their needs for rest, relaxation and recuperation.
I wasn’t always the mother I wanted to be. Things have changed, but sometimes, like everyone, I get into a funk and I struggle to shake it. I feel drained by the endless demands of life, and I feel irritated by every little thing my kids say or do. And that’s if they’re cooperating.
Do you ever get the feeling like you might break something or even someone? Or do you ever feel so irritated, so aggravated and impatient that you can taste the venomous assaults materializing in your mouth?