I just read another article on motherhood. It stated what I believe to be the obvious: we need to talk more about the child-rearing part than the pregnancy and labour part. And I think we are. All the social media feeds I follow seem to state, quite frequently and vehemently, how hard mom-ing and dad-ing … Continue reading The Nitty Gritty on Mom-ing (not just some bulls*** “this is so hard” post)
I know, I know, I'm the annoying woman who is complaining about weight loss from breastfeeding. Well, I'm not complaining so much - I'm appreciative of my children for assisting with the removal or downsizing of all the fat cells they helped to create and / or enlarge during pregnancy. Muchos gracias, babies. Yet, while … Continue reading Breastfeeding has sucked the literal life out of me
It seems most humans are completely exhausted (and often sick) these days. Whether it be from work, volunteering, kids, social media, commuting, or over-committing, people are simply pooped. And while I wish everyone would give less f***s about what others think and just say "NO" to doing it all, I know you're not going to. … Continue reading Eating and Exercising for Energy, Part 1: Kick-A** Herbal Supplements
Guest post written by Ronna Schneberger, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Naturalist Parenting is a wild ride. When the kids were little I remember being so exhausted I could barely function. I wondered how I was going to raise these little people to be decent human beings when I felt so tired and grouchy all … Continue reading When was the last time you had your forest fix?
I'm delighted to introduce our next Everyday Champion, Victoria Grainger: manager, wellness guru, small business owner, wife, MBA graduate, and momma. In this post, Victoria openly shares her experience with profound morning sickness that lasted the entirety of her second pregnancy, leaving her bed ridden (I cannot imagine...I would be next level troll status). Without … Continue reading Everyday Champions Series: Practicing balance and resilience to have your cake and eat it too (well most of it)
I'm not good at pausing. You may think that because I practice mindfulness and tout its benefits, run retreats and genuinely love wellness that I'm really good at taking a pause. I can be. I definitely schedule in massages and facials, I run (irregularly...as in almost never), go boxing, schedule time with friends, and read … Continue reading Pause: Taking a moment before I breakdown
As a non-parent, I really wondered what the hubbub was all about. I always asked (in my head): "Why the complaining? Why the long faces? I mean, how hard can it really be?" And then I had kids. And then I apologized to all my friends and family who I may have been less than … Continue reading How parents spend their time: A pie chart