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How do you actually “Stay Positive”

“Just stay positive” can be poor advice. It’s usually very well meaning, and coming from a place of a caring heart. It also sometimes can be all we need to bring on a fresh perspective, but more often it’s not helpful in the moments where we cant see any positivity at all.  The best way …

Are you set on auto NOPE?

In order to “unpack” my treadmill I need to pull one lock lever to unfold it and then plug it in. It took me one month plus one week to do this. In the beginning I genuinely did not have the time, but somewhere between then and now I continued to hold on to that …

5 Ways to get “Me Time” When you’re NOT alone

I remember this being a huge struggle during my mat leave. When you are home with your children all day you hardly ever get a break. From the moment they wake up until they go to sleep you are feeding them, playing with them, teaching them, getting active with them, bathing them, cleaning up after …

What is Motherhood?

What is Motherhood? Motherhood is a journey. Motherhood is YOUR journey as a woman; a woman who is also a mother. As much as it’s about the children, it’s not ALL about the children, it’s about YOU. It’s making sacrifices for your children without draining you from your own needs. It’s learning to grow and …

How to Build a Human

Ok, that title might sound like a slight over statement, but that’s what we’re doing right? We all know how babies are made, but that’s only the first step. As parents we create this life and build these tiny beautiful babies who become feisty little toddlers, sweet little children, admirable young adults and then eventually …

Push the Limits

Reach for the starsAnd if you don’t grab ’em,At least you’ll fall on top of the world – Pitbull My toddlers are almost 2 and almost 3 years old right now. So I can probably write a book on why they would be called the terrible twos. I could tell you story after story of …

Changing just ONE bad Habit

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” – James Clear Author of Atomic Habits I have known this simple truth for sooooo long; I knew that if I wanted to work out consistently every day, the only time I would be able to get …

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Grieving my Nanny

This past Christmas, I flew home with the intentions on making the biggest priority to be spending time with both of my grandmothers. They are both getting much older and both have had declining health in the last year, so I especially wanted to make sure the kids and myself got to spend time with …

Tantrums, Control and Growing together

This last little while I’ve found myself saying “she’s just so bad” on more than few occasions when talking about my 2.5 year old daughter. As soon as the words come out of my mouth they don’t feel right. I know she’s not “bad” so what is it? When she wants a toy, she takes …