Lately life has been feeling a bit, well, chaotic. We are in the midst of major transitions and changes, and my type-A, OCD personality has had a hard time coping through it all.Read More
For the past few weeks I've been on a social media detox.
I have a classic love/hate relationship with social media. I see the benefit in the connections that can be made, the opportunities to learn and explore, but I also saw myself falling into the typical pitfalls of time-wasting, mindlessly scrolling and comparison. Not to mention the time spent trying to take the perfect photo or write the best caption.Read More
To my little girl on her 5th birthday:
Five years ago today you changed my life forever. You made me a mom.Read More
I've shared briefly about E's tip-toe walking and how we found that serial casting was the solution to our problem. When this was suggested, I started trying to find other people's experience through the process and was left with little information.
My hope is that someone who is given the solution of serial casting to correct their child's tip-toe walking may come across this post and be able to feel some comfort in the upcoming unknown journey they are about to embark on.Read More
We're heading into that time of year when the germs start to run rampant. Besides consistent hand-washing, what can we do to keep germs at bay and our immune system functioning at it's peak?
Over the past few years, specifically since I became a mother, I've been drawn to learning about how the body works & what ways we can support its natural abilities. Today I'm sharing a few of our wellness hacks & tricks we use to keep our bodies performing at tip-top shape.Read More
I've always been a go-getter personality, someone who has a busy, jam-packed schedule. I don't do well with downtime, and it seems overwhelming to not have a portion of my day planned out. Call it FOMO if you will, but I never want to miss out on an opportunity, event, conversation, etc. I've never been good at saying no & I always want to say yes.
A recent theme that's been coming up in my life is the idea that I need to start saying "no" more in order to say "yes" to the things I really want. In my last post, I shared that I'm participating in a gratitude group & journaling my thoughts each day. Throughout this process, I'm finding myself better able to identify my true priorities and needs.Read More
I love this time of year when it starts to get colder & I get to pull out all my cozy sweaters & enjoy the time snuggling in at home. If you don't know, I'm a total homebody. This time of year as we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays is a great reminder to slow down, reflect and indulge in some self-care.Read More
For me, one of the first things that sparked my mama bear instincts when I was pregnant was the lack of knowledge I had surrounding the things that I was choosing to put in and on my body.Read More
Last week I shared with you all about the miscarriage we experienced back in 2014. Ever since then, we have been unsuccessfully TTC (trying to conceive). About a year into our journey to expand our family, we were give the diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" - and what a punch in the gut those words were (and still are).Read More
Many of us as adults know the benefits yoga can have in our own, busy lives. But what about for our kids?
It's hard to be a kid these days.Read More
Just over 3 years ago, we found out we were pregnant with #2. We were so excited to add another little one to our family.
We lost baby #2 when I was just 10 weeks along. It was a devastating and emotionally draining experience to go through. Even 3 years later, the emotions are still very real and raw.Read More
From nearly her first steps, E walked on her tip toes. For many toddlers and kids, this is a very normal phase. For some it means there are some sensory issues that are presenting. And for others, the reason is unknown. There seems to be genetics at play in our case. As a child, I was also a tip-toe walker.Read More
Mama Bear Life is a compilation and celebration of all the things in life that bring our our mama bear instincts.
What you'll hear from me here are my own thoughts, learnings and struggles in my own journey of balance between being a mother, wife and friend.Read More