Posted on August 16, 2016 .

Mom Skills: What You Can Practice Before You Have Kids

We are going to be highlighting some essential happy mom skills. It won't be anything like time management, laundry, or baking. Just the real skills I've seen moms use that make motherhood enjoyable and family life fun for everyone. All of these "skills" are life long skills and you can easily start practicing them now.

Posted on June 8, 2015 .

The Best Parenting Expert is.... Your Intuition

There’s a million books on parenting and babies, not to mention advice from family and strangers. Then there’s the parenting forums and the Google rabbit hole. Everyone has a different take and statistics seem to say one thing one year and another the next. If you are looking for someone to tell you how to the perfect parent, you are out of luck. One thing that is always consistent and “right” is your intuition. It can guide you by telling you what doesn’t feel right and/or by giving you a great idea or solution. If you have time to further develop anything about yourself, your intuition would be one of the most useful things to come into motherhood with. Of course this means trusting your own judgement, ignoring the judgement of others, and being confident enough to follow your gut.

Posted on April 14, 2015 and filed under popular.

The Gift of Infertility and Waiting for a Baby

Infertility and trying to conceive is such a heavy topic. There’s dread, fear, worry, anxiety, struggle, pain, loss, financial hardship, no control, broken dreams, etc. Blogs and blogs full of pain. There isn’t much out there on the gifts of infertility.

But there is nothing in this life good or bad that isn’t a gift. There isn’t a time that could be a chance to learn, grow, explore, or stretch ourselves. Sometimes we just want to pout and grieve, but we don’t have to get stuck there.

One of the biggest pains in waiting to become a mom is waiting.

Posted on March 25, 2015 .

How to be a Loving Mother

People talk about a mother's love as being the ultimate, unbreakable, unconditional love out there. But people show love in many different ways. Maybe your mom expressed her love by telling you how to improve, pushing you, tough love, making decisions for you, worrying about you, protecting you from the outside world, or sacrificing her life to focus on you.

What if you she let you evolve on your own terms and at your own pace? What if you could be whatever you needed to be?

Posted on March 11, 2015 .