“Everything will be OK once you are OK with EVERYTHING.” – Michael Singer Wow. This. Is. HUGE. I read this quote and immediately thought about the challenges specific to motherhood. This quote challenges us moms to decide to be OK with EVERYTHING when we know our motherhood instinct = I need to control things in… Continue reading Are you REALLY OK?
All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior : Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within… Continue reading BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
I was recently reading an amazing book about stress. What it is, it’s affect on the body, mind and one’s experience of life. It was amazingly informative. It was also written for teenagers. One of the best parts of this book was an exercise to help the reader “find the real you”.… Continue reading Finding the REAL You
I knew parenting was somewhat of a circus but I’ve come to realize that as Mom; I’m right in the middle of the crazy-ass spectacle. I’m high above the crowd, walking the tight rope between being “Overly Selfish Mom” (where my desire to hole up in my room and binge watch Real Housewives of Wherever-The-Hell… Continue reading The Motherhood Tight Rope
It’s easy to notice when someone else complains a lot. I bet as you read the previous sentence, you conjured up a picture in your mind of a friend, family member, in-law or even one of your children that fits that description. How does it make you feel when you are interacting with your… Continue reading My Complaining Diet
I recently read the book The Second Journey from Joan Anderson. She is in her 60’s, with adult sons and grandkids, a husband and a second career as an author. Reading her book, taking in her perspective on her life, was moving in so many ways. Especially so since her family make up… Continue reading Advice From Your Future Self