One Busy Mom's Thoughts On... | Self-care

Taking care of me…

November 2, 2017

Motherhood: is it exhausting? Oh gosh, yes. Is it hard? Completely. Will it test you and stretch you beyond what you can take? Certainly. I think often times my worst survival-mode days were clues to the root of the problem. Where’s my energy? Well, yeah- the kids took all of it. But, when I dug […]

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Why do I matter?

November 1, 2017

Why do I matter? I hate admitting that I spent my morning in tears. It’s not because I would prefer to hold back the tears, suck it up and move on. It’s because I had the realization I was stuck in a rabbit hole of comparison and I thought I had already overcome that. Why, […]

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My favorite way to prep for a big vacation, 10 days out.

October 26, 2017

My favorite way to prep for a big vacation is spaced out over 10 days. If you try to cram it all the day before, it’s way too much. Pretty sure I’ve learned this the hard way. And maybe you have too!  For clarification, many of these tasks are just a small part of your […]

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This Thing Called Home (the book)

The stories we tell ourselves.

October 16, 2017

 “Make this, do that, rush here, help this one, what’s next?” I tell myself, inevitably interrupted by a “Mommy! Mommy!” and a tug of a shirt. It’s a busy life, this mom life. The thoughts you think are the stories you tell yourself. Perspective, vantage point, angle, self-talk…those are the stories and it all forms […]

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My ThredUP Process: a thoughtless simple way to de-clutter.

October 15, 2017

Friends, I get it. We are moms and Motherhood is a very full life. It can be so hard to find time to clean out our closets or refresh a wardrobe when the season changes. Here’s the most thoughtless, simple way I declutter my closet. Get a bag, fill a bag, mail it out, buy […]

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Conversations That Matter

Help, my husband keeps messing up my perfect house. Now what?

September 5, 2017

Mmhmm.   I hear ya. You worked hard to tidy up and you feel really proud of yourself.   My grandma always said, “Train your kids and love your husband.” And, it’s not the other way around. Ouch. Chew on that for a sec. Sometimes, tidy mama’s fall into the trap of wanting to make […]

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