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Manifesto

It’s about time for me to walk you through my manifesto- if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you see glimpses and pieces into my world- but what truly goes through my head? Where is my heart? What am I rooted in?  My first thought upon waking: How did I wind up with a kid who hates sleep? I didn’t think it was possible to be so exhausted 2.5 years later. #teamnosleep power right here. After peeling myself out of bed- It’s coffee, today I will drink my coffee warm. With my toddler running around trying to …

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Cut Yourself Some Slack

I don’t know what it is with society these days but being overly tired, overscheduled, and overwhelmed is like a badge of honor. But the reality is few people ENJOY that high paced super busy life. I’m one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some social time, but honestly- these days- we don’t even get dressed let alone leave the house because “burnout” is real my friends.   I recently posted on facebook about my daughter turning officially “30 months” (yeah, yeah I still take those monthly pictures)- basically it was my little mini vent about how …

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Time Management and Why YOU Need it

I’m not sure why there isn’t a class truly devoted to “time management” skills in high school- but there should be. Maybe there is in some places, but I didn’t learn how to TRULY make the best use of my time and prioritize, time block, schedule, and task focus until well after college. And that honestly- is a shame. I feel as though my entire adult life so far has been trying to be more efficient. An old boss once chastised us for how we were working in our office saying we were operating on everything is an “emergency” when …

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Practice Self Compassion

Why is it that we are so easy to bring ourselves down, but when other people go through the same thing we are- we meet them with compassion?  A mother snaps at her kid after the twelfth time they’ve told them “stop touching X”- but when we’re in the same situation and we beat ourselves up for house. Analyzing what we said and how it will ruin them and put a strain on your child/parent relationship. It’s because we place ourselves on this different pedestal- we are our toughest critics. We expect too much. We expect perfection. But here’s the …

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Eat Something for Pete’s Sake

90% of the mamas I work with in my private coaching eat 1 maybe 2 meals a day. Hate to break it to you sweetheart, but 1 meal a day is NOT enough to sustain yourself.   24 hours are in a day, read that again 24 whole hours and your body cannot properly function on crumbs from your kids lunch, and one decent meal and 8 cups of coffee. Your body just doesn’t function like that. You may have tricked it after so much abuse- and saying things like “I’m not hungry when I wake up” or “I can’t …

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Phone a Friend

Do you remember the show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”?. At the risk of “dating” myself- I remember it from when we used to still have cable. Remember the lifeline options- one was “Phone a Friend”? Where you reached out to a friend for help in a dire situation- okay maybe struggles in mommyhood aren’t like trying to win a million dollars- but stay with me here.  The purpose is that you need help and you call someone. I used to be able to call people all the time before kids- and now sometimes I get so swept up …

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How to Go to Bed Earlier

Sleep Deprivation can be detrimental to moms suffering with anxiety or depression. We need time for our bodies to rejuvenate and recoup each day. We cannot operate in a constant state of stress in order to truly thrive and heal. I want to share with you some of my top tips for going to bed earlier! Stop all Screen time: Screen time is the enemy of unwinding. All those lights and data just keeps your brain jumped up and working. So even reading on a kindle or phone before bed isn’t helping your sleep situation. I recommend stopping screen time …

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Partnership Parenting

If you’re a single mom- this blog isn’t for you. But if you’re NOT, then keep reading on. I work with women from a variety of backgrounds, but there seems to be ONE common theme present among them all- no one wants to have their spouse step in and help or they feel guilty asking them to.  The reasonings vary from: they work hard all day and they want them to relax to- they don’t think they can handle it. Well here’s where I dose you with some tough love. You weren’t the only one in the relationship who had …

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Get out of the House!

I never realized how much I feared leaving the house until I had my daughter. I always used to chalk it up as me being lazy. For example: I’m hungry- instead of going to the store and getting what I really want, I ordered Chinese or Thai (because those are the only two places that deliver where I live). I used to think that was just me being lazy, too lazy to get my ass in the car and drive to the story. And then I had a kid. Isn’t that how all great stories start? Once I had a …

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When Kids are Off Their Schedules

We’ve traveled for 3 weeks out of the last 6. That is a LOT for a two-year-old who has a pretty good routine. When we’re home – our day normally looks like: Wake up: 6:30/7:00 amBreakfastPlay Date/ActivityNap: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pmPlay-time while mom cooks dinnerDinner: 6:00 pmBedtime: 7:30pm But changing time zones, running around visiting people, and not to mention not having your own house can throw all of that off. I have to hang it to my kid- for needing her naps- she champs it when she needs to and doesn’t get naps. When we were in Virginia …

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