Overstimulated

My Struggle with being “Touched Out” in Motherhood No one truly prepares us for the challenges we’ll face in motherhood.  The sleep deprivation.  Anxiety.  Constantly worrying if we’re doing a good enough job.  Always feeling as though society is watching our every move, ready to jump at the opportunity to critique us.  Despite all of […]

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Mom, Make Your Birthday a Priority

Last year, I made the conscious decision that I will take a trip for my birthday every year if possible. I hate that I am just now getting to tell you all about that trip! As most moms, we tend to focus our time and conversation on our children. You all have heard me talk […]

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What Happened When I Started Making Myself a Priority?

We read articles all the time about how important it is that mothers practice self-care. Of course, those things are typically easier said than done. It seems like any attempt I made in the past was met with a negative outcome. For example, if I went to get a massage or went to dinner with […]

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5 Improvements I want to make in 2019

Initially, I started to make this post about things I wanted to leave in 2018.  Instead, I am going to be more positive and talk about things I want to improve on in 2019.  I know what you’re thinking, another “new year, new me” post. That’s exactly what this is!  I have made the mistake […]

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Five 10-minute Self-Care Activities

If your life is anything like mine, self-care doesn’t happen often, if at all.  One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 was to take better care of and prioritize myself. So far, as we are more than halfway done with this year, I have failed.  And not just slightly failed. I mean a big […]

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Who Does it Best? Let’s Talk Mom Shaming

Do you ever feel like everything you do as a mother is under scrutiny? Do other mothers make comment about the decisions you make as a mom? You might be experiencing mom shaming, and it i time for it to stop.

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Mom Guilt

I write this as I sit at a seaside restaurant alone in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Initially, I found every reason to cancel going to Charleston for the day. “What if my husband gets off late? What if something happens at the daycare and he can’t get to the kids? What if traffic is bad […]

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