We make so many shopping lists when preparing to welcome a new baby into the world. Baby registries and birth supplies often take center stage, but your list of supplies for postpartum should also be given top priority. Below you will find a clean, minimal list for all the essentials you will need.Read More
This is the face of postpartum depression. I may look happy, but moments before I was crying to my friend Cori about how hard motherhood was. After calming down, she took this picture of me. I am grateful for this picture because it reminds me of the delicate state we are in as mothers, and it reminds me of the invisibility of postpartum depression.Read More
This article isn’t about the things everyone wants to talk about when you have a baby – how is the baby sleeping, and how does the baby eat, etc. This article is about the thing that no one seems to talk about when you have a baby – your sex life.Read More
For me, having some balance provides me the mind space to be present for my family. I am currently thinking a lot about how I can find a balance that feels right in my life. I don't think I am alone in wanting it all - self care, exercise, rewarding work, uninterrupted time with family, time to clean the house, homemade food that the whole family can eat, alone time with my significant other...and so much more. Balance doesn’t come from having everything, rather from having enough of what we need, when we need it. How can we do that?Read More
You are a loving, dedicated mother who works inside or outside the home. You have strong intentions to be present with your children while you also have to (or choose to) work. The demands from work require your time, presence, and attention. The demands from home require your time, presence, and attention. These worlds need and want you to be available 100% of the time and yet there is only one you… whew! What is a working mama to do!?Read More
The comparison game: we all do it. It’s impossible to avoid. I am constantly at battle with myself: feeling content with where I am in my own successes then feeling extremely unaccomplished for a 32 year old, newly stay-at-home mama to two.Read More
I lost myself in motherhood. Everything I did revolved around mothering. It began when my first child was a few months old. I took care of my baby. I read about mothering in my spare time. I researched everything: feeding, diapering, sleep, all of it. The act of researching mothering consumed what little spare time I had outside of actually mothering.Read More
Resilience is the term used to describe an individual’s ability to “bounce back” from stress and adversity. Resilience is not something we are born with. It is something we learn through practicing positive coping skills.Read More
It’s only been in this last year that I have consciously been practicing the art of establishing and maintaining boundaries—and this practice is truly transformative.Read More
One way we can help ourselves connect to this peaceful state more easily is by creating a Peace Anchor.
A Peace Anchor is a physical object that you bring into your meditation practice.Read More
There is so much information out there right now about how to live a “cleaner lifestyle” and how important that is for so many reasons. I don’t know about you, but sometimes this stresses me out! Where do I start? Do I need to change everything I am doing right now? Am I a bad person for using a plastic straw or using a plastic zip lock bag? This idea of changing your lifestyle can span so many areas of our life—food, motherhood, our use of plastics. Today I am just going to focus on a few swaps you can make in your house.Read More
With social media on the rise, it is easy to get sucked into our screens. This is not only bad for productivity and mood stability, but it can also serve as a bad influence on your children. Digging into how social media makes you feel can help you uncover how to use it more mindfully.Read More
Whether you have had kids before or not, having a newborn can be stressful and chaotic. It takes a village, which is where you come in. Below are some ideas for ways you can support new parents through the transition of life with a baby. Use them as a starting place and get as creative as you want, no gesture is too small. If you are a new parent yourself, put this list on your fridge for a friendly reminder for anyone stopping by. It always helps to have ideas ready to go.Read More
Stop the constant urge to do more, and slow down to reconnect with the food that gives you energy, keeps you healthy, and enriches your life.Read More
It’s so easy to feel like we are alone and have failed.
If you are that mother feeling flustered, judged, and overwhelmed, know that you are not alone.Read More
Freeing myself from the stereotypes and “rules” of meditation has allowed me to open my heart and mind in my practice and has truly been the most effective healing for my postpartum depression and anxiety.Read More
The truth bomb that changed my life. “You will never be able to have children naturally.” I instantly broke. A piece of me felt forever stolen.
There are no words to express the heartache that came from that day.Read More
Why would a nerdy science mom without a hippy bone in her body want to write for a mindfulness blog? Mindfulness isn’t always about communing with nature, or finding your heart center while balancing in downward dog. Mindfulness is being in the moment, letting go of mental distractions, and appreciating the details of life.Read More
Whether you are an experienced mindfulness practitioner or just beginning, setting up (and sticking to) new routines and healthy habits can be challenging. Here are some tips for starting your mindfulness practice and creating healthy habits to support your overall well-being.Read More
I’ve heard that it’s normal to worry more as we enter parenthood, but I wanted to reduce the constant feeling of unease and replace it with joy about being a mother. I worked hard to squash the worry bug. I think some fear can serve a purpose, but this worry that was dictating my thoughts was not how I wanted to live.Read More