Postpartum is a delicate and important time for new moms. While much attention is devoted to infants during their first few months of life, it is essential that moms receive care and support as they enter this beautiful, yet...
I hate being sick. I tend to try to go go go and experience and do a lot. When I get sick, it is usually my body reminding me that I need to take a break and slow down....
Looking for some easy, cheap recipes that everyone in your family will love? I gathered some ideas from our writing team, family and friends and threw them into one handy post for you! Some are three ingredients. Some are six....
Competition. It used to be a word that brought me to challenge. A word that fired me up to push further and work harder than usual. It brought a smile to my face. I’ve always had a competitive streak...
Change can be big like a new school or a new house or good friends moving away. They can be smaller and more mundane, like the change of today's plans or the transition from school to summer. Or vacation! Some of my biggest challenges as a mother have come when we are in the midst of change. Sometimes I am aware of the change, and other times I realize later that I was clueless.
Ever since I was in high school in the mid 1990s, I’ve had depression. I didn’t know what it was back then, but looking back, I see the symptoms. In my early 20’s, I started taking daily medication for...
A few years ago, my husband told me he had been investigating jiu jitsu and he thought it might be a great sport for our two kids to try out. My mind went directly to a Mixed Martial Arts...
Ok, so we made it through December and the New Year (or if you’re like me, Halloween to the end of the year). All the holidays, parties, festivals, lights, and such are over. We can hopefully take a breath...
And then my mind lands on one of the most powerful moments from the first year. I’m sitting in my counselor’s office, eyes wet, nose runny and voice crackly as I recall that first moment, the one where I felt so uprooted just after labor and delivery. We processed through the depression and anxiety tied to that moment. Her words pointed me beyond myself – “You aren’t alone in the experience of being separated from your child…”
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the changing of the leaves, the cool breeze, and the smell of pumpkin spice and apple pie. You can often find me drinking a hot pumpkin spice latte by my...

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