I used to think it was just me, but the more I speak to my mom-friends the more I realize that we all compare ourselves to one another. We all want to be the mom that can do it all. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we think we can stretch out … Continue reading The Mommy Comparison
Depression. It's a disease. Depression is complicated because it carries a stigma, it's difficult to identify as well as it can be chronic. Depressed people often cover it up very well making it hard to diagnose and even harder to treat. If you get the flu, you take a day or two off, people feel … Continue reading One mom’s fight to overcome sadness
They say it takes a village to raise kids, but what if you don't have a village? My husband has been out of town this week. I feel like I don't have a village or a partner. It's just me, my job, our nanny and my kids. To those of you who do it alone … Continue reading What if you don’t have a village?
I have two little girls. This fact scares me to my core. When I envisioned my life 15 years ago, I didn't want any kids. Then, 10 years ago, I wanted 2 boys. Then about 4 years ago I got pregnant with my first girl. 2 years ago, my second girl. As I reflect back, … Continue reading Did you have fun?
I had a topic request and it was one close to my heart. So here is goes... The mommy (parent) mental break down. My friends and I call ourselves many different names during this time: the beast, mother gothel, freak mode. They all mean the same thing: you lose your sh*t. A friend informed me … Continue reading When to walk away.
I hear from people: "You need to take time for yourself " And then I hear: "Cherish every minute with the kids, they grow up so fast." Well, I can't figure out the balance yet. Where do I find time for myself without missing a minute of my "don't-blink" aged kids? Before kids, I had … Continue reading don’t blink vs me time
I have about 100 rules. These rules vary from keeping myself on task, keeping the house organized and keeping the kids in line. Today, as I sit awake at 1:30am, I realize most of these rules are arbitrary. Tonight I've broken about 5 rules (give or take), and you know what, I don't feel bad … Continue reading So many rules