• Climbing out of the chaos

    10 Tips for Finding a New Normal

    If you had asked me three months ago if I felt like I had it together, I would have probably told you that I felt like I did most of the time. My life wasn’t in picture-perfect order, but overall I felt like I created a life with just enough organization that I wasn’t usually blindsided by anything. In fact,…

  • Letter to my breastfeeding toddler

    A Letter To My Breastfeeding Toddler

    To my sweet, nearly 3 year old, breastfeeding toddler: Would you have believed, almost 3 years ago, that you’d still be breastfeeding today? Probably! In fact, you probably never imaged NOT breastfeeding. You might not realize it, but our journey in nursing started off a bit non-traditional due to your short NICU stay. But even after a tumultuous birth you…

  • Organizing mental clutter

    The Importance of Organizing Mental Clutter

    There has been a big push in the last few years to de-clutter our homes and organize our physical spaces. There have been many, myself included, that can attest to the positive effects of decreasing physical clutter and creating an organizational system that works for you. But what about our mental clutter? Mental clutter includes all those pesky to-dos, appointments,…

  • Learning to live in the moment

    Letting Go of the Need to be Busy

    “Mama what are we doing tomorrow?”, “Mama, where are we going next?”  These were the questions my four year old was routinely asking each day that made me realize our family was just too busy.  After our second was born, and I was no longer working full time, it didn’t take long before our days were filled with library events,…

  • Improve the mental load of motherhood

    6 Ways to Improve Your Mental Load Today

    Mom Brain. Mental Clutter. The Mental Load of Motherhood.  We’ve heard it described a million different ways, but no matter what you call it, we can all relate to the stress-inducing, never ending to-do list that is always running through our brain. Grocery lists. Sport schedules. Household chores. Doctor appointments. Home improvements. School events. Birthday parties…It goes on and on…

  • Tips for living more in the moment

    10 Ways to Be an In The Moment Mom

    Time is fleeting. We hear that everywhere. Poems, cute memes, videos. The message is everywhere…time is flying by and the children won’t stay cute and snuggly forever.  Leaving The Dust Bunnies Isn’t Always Possible.  If you’re a mom you’ve read the poem:  Oh, cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,But children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.So quiet…

  • Easily reconnect with your kids

    Reconnect With Your Kids: 5 Questions to Ask Each Day

    Not to sound like a complete old fart, but what has happened to face to face conversation? I remember as a kid being chastised for talking on the (landline) phone rather than in person but even the act of actually talking on the phone is a dying form of communication.  In a race for efficiency we’ve lost authenticity. Relationships are…

  • Don't let mom guilt ruin your motherhood journey. Learn how to re frame those thoughts and move forward

    The Curse of Mom Guilt

    Perhaps you have heard the phrase “mom guilt”, “mental load” or “the mental load of motherhood”. The Mental Load is a term that refers to all the ‘stuff’ moms are always carrying around each day: the stuff we are thinking about, planning, handling, and doing to keep our family’s lives going. Over the next few weeks, I want to dive…

  • Breastfeeding journey

    World Breastfeeding Week: My Story

    It is World Breastfeeding Week and I thought it would be fun to share a bit of my experience and my bumpy journey of breastfeeding. For me once I was pregnant I knew I wanted to breastfeed but the journey to actually breastfeed was not as easy as the decision to do so. After a long labor with Asher, breastfeeding…

  • How I Turned My Lonely Day Around

    A few weekends ago the hubs went out of town from early Saturday morning until late Sunday night. With him leaving so early Saturday the kids and I saw him last at bedtime Friday night.  I have never been a person who is able to sit still and with the hubs out of town, I felt the need to do…