Category: Motherhood

Even Sherlock Holmes Couldn’t Find These Veggies

The secret to raising healthy kids has nothing to do with Lunchables. Have you ever read the Nutrition Facts and Ingredient list? It’s important for kids to learn to love a variety of veggies and there are many different ways to help them to up their veggie intake. Let’s have fun with food! What do… Read more »

5 Ways to LOVE YOURSELF WHEN YOU’RE FEELING LIKE A HOT MESS

Loving yourself is a journey. When you put your needs above everyone else’s, life becomes more enjoyable. I wish schools taught self-empowerment. The world would be more peaceful if we mothered ourselves as much as our kids. My daughters hear me say, “be kind to yourself.” I want them to know they’re in charge of… Read more »

Styling a Self-Care Sanctuary at Home

Loving your life begins with self-care. How do I know? 5.5 million Instagram posts are marked #selfcare. 2018 is the year of loving YOU. What is Self-Care? Caring for yourself goes beyond bath salts. Although those are nice. Self-care is a bit deeper. It’s looking after yourself with the same tenderness as a child. I… Read more »

Becoming Mom Series Self-Care Post 4

Self-care seems to be the top term of 2018. Some may think of it as a fad or maybe “over-it”, but as much of a buzz word as it is these days, this is not a new concept. I just started going back to school in January. I was doing some reading for one of… Read more »

Becoming Mom Series Part 3

Let’s dive into 3 big challenges of MOM LIFE and how we can best support ourselves through the challenges. Notice that I didn’t say “fix the challenges” or “remove the challenges”. Being a mom is like surfing- 24/7. Sometimes you catch a great wave and you ride it for a really long time feeling strong,… Read more »

Becoming Mom Series Part 2

The talk that I gave at the National Mom Conference was titled  “becoming mom”. What does “becoming mom” mean to you? Think about your “becoming mom” story. Maybe you have an “ooops”, or maybe you spent years going through fertility treatments, maybe you adopted, maybe your pregnancy was meticulously planned… Or maybe you have one… Read more »

“Becoming Mom” (4-Part Blog Series)

Last month I gave a talk at the National Capital Mom Conference in Northern Virginia. In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’ll be sharing highlights from my talk in a 4-part blog series throughout the month of May. Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s to “Becoming Mom!” Mom-ing is hard! It’s fun. It’s frustrating. It’s full of love,… Read more »

When you’re a mom, everything has to be washable

Life is messy. Life with kids is really messy! If I can’t easily clean or wash something easily, forget it! I had a cute area rug in my girls’ playroom that was destroyed and I had to throw it away because there wasn’t an easy way to keep it clean. Just to be honest, the… Read more »

Cell phones: The Importance of Disconnecting

Cell Phone

NBC Health and Fitness Expo, Washington, D.C. Cell phones: How and Why to Disconnect – Today I’m talking about something that is small, rectangle shaped and you probably don’t leave home without it – and if you do leave home without it, you most likely turn back to go get it… What is it? Yes,… Read more »