redefine self care for yourself

That time I tried self care and then redefined it for myself

Self care doesn’t have to be a massage and spa day. It is whatever you make it — whatever makes you feel like you’re caring for YOU. Here’s how I redefined self care for my very own self.

Simple Resolutions Even a Busy Mom Can Keep (updated!)

I originally published the post below on December 2017, and decided it was time to review it and see how I did.  I’m certainly a busy mom (I think parenting is busy no matter what!), so I wanted to see if I was actually able to keep up with my resolutions.  Read the below, and …

Working Mom Guilt hits extra-hard in the summer, as we don't want to miss a moment of discovery or summer fun

Summer’s here . . . and so is working mom guilt. Here are 5 ways to cope.

Summer break!  It’s time when kids everywhere enjoy vacation homes, family time, lazy days of sleeping late, breakfast on the back patio, and then splashing in sprinklers all day.  Or, in the case of many working moms like me . . . kids are at summer camp.  Don’t get me wrong – my boys love …

Even moms need maintenance sometimes. Self care for sanity.

When Mom Needs Maintenance: Self care for sanity

Maintenance Required.  When that message popped up on my dashboard display, I felt like my car was judging me.  How dare it suggest I need a bit of self care!  Yes, I’ve been working long hours, super-busy with kids’ projects and homework and events, still getting up to speed in my new role at work, …

Working mom: 5 Strategies to Make it Work

Yep, I’m a working mom.  There’s always a lot going on.  Like this. The scene:  My husband is away.  I responsibly lay out the ingredients for homemade chicken meatballs, a dinner the kids typically love and one that is OK for the “healthier” eating kick I’m attempting right now.  I reach up in a cabinet …

Easy morning routine

8 Simple Ways to Ease Morning Chaos

Morning chaos:  In my house, it’s three sons, a husband, and a wife scrambling to get ready for work and school and out the door by 7:15am.  And then 7:16am arrives.  Most days, that’s when I breathe a sigh of relief.  I turn up the music like a triumphant victory song as I start my …

motherhood lessons

Lessons in Motherhood: Marketing Me as Mom

Lessons in motherhood come often.  I’m constantly discovering things about motherhood that I never knew to expect.  Like my latest revelation that motherhood can be a lot like marketing.  Every day, I’m marketing me as mom.  Those of you who know me outside of this website know that I have a career in marketing, so …