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Category: Motherhood

Be Careful How You Label Your Children

Many of us receive labels that define who we are early on in life. These labels can be given to us by our parents, teachers, coaches, or even our friends. There are good labels: friend, daughter, sister, student, etc… And then there are the not so good labels: short, fat, skinny, dumb, know-it-all, etc.. I believe that some labels can be more harmful than good, especially when it comes to our children. In one of my psychology classes, I learned to never label your client unless they had a serious medical condition. ((Ok, I am aware that…

Finding JOY in Motherhood- During the first SIX months

Hey Mama! It can be very easy to find joy in motherhood when babies are in the first six months of their life because things are more simple then. However, there are also moments where finding joy can be very hard ! My son’s first 4 months of his life were actually the hardest months I have experienced so far. I am not sure what your experience has been, but I am going to write this based on my experiences and I hope it helps! You have made it past the newborn stage and hopefully you have or are…

Finding JOY in Motherhood- Postpartum

Hey Mama! Finding JOY in motherhood during postpartum doesn’t always come easy.  yes, you are happy your baby is finally in your arms  but there are a lot of emotions that come with the postpartum journey. I spent months physically preparing for my son to arrive: washing his clothes, assembling the nursery furniture, cleaning, etc. But one thing that I never considered was mental preparation. Whether you have a c-section or you deliver naturally, your body has to recover from literally building another life inside of you. Not every woman’s body bounces back in two…

Finding JOY in Motherhood Introduction

Hi Mama’s! Let’s face it. Motherhood during the younger years is messy, exhausting, with a big love-hate relationship with concealer and dry shampoo. It can be hard find joy in motherhood on a difficult day. But even in the worst of days, motherhood is the best job in the world. However, it can be easy to fixate on the hard moments & beat yourself up for not being or doing your best (guilty!) I wanted to create the series “finding joy in motherhood: during the younger years” as a tool for moms to…

Dear Mom, Stop Letting Fear CONTROL You!

I let my fear control me for too long, and my hope with this post is to encourage you from making the same mistake. Your fear might be different from mine, but I am here to tell you to STOP LETTING IT CONTROL YOU!!!  This is a picture of my first time eating outside of the house alone with son! This might not seem like a big deal to most people but it is HUGE for me. I’ll be honest. Most experienced moms (and even some FTM’s) aren’t afraid of…