The Santa Debacle (or, I Don’t Have It All Together, But I’m Getting Better)

Okay, friends. I'm all into the stress-free holiday celebrations. But sometimes, things just do not go as planned! So let's talk about our family visit to Santa
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How to Feel Centered, Calm & Joyful This Holiday Season (It’s Not Too Late)

Are you feeling the holiday frenzy? It really seems to kick up a notch right about now, doesn't it? Ten days before Christmas: like me, you're probably doing some last-minute shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, traveling
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Staying Sane as a Mom, Part 2: It’s Me Who Decides

Living with a toddler can feel like living in a dictatorship run by a miniature human. He wants what he wants when he wants it. When he doesn't get it, he makes his displeasure known. In Pamela Druckerman's fabulous book Bringing Up Bebe, she talks about a French expression that means, “It's me who decides.”
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Staying Sane as a Mom, Part I: Take Care of Yourself First

Recently one of my fellow mom friends texted me this meme and said, “Spot on.” I thought it was kind of funny, but it’s been haunting me ever since. Another friend who’s also a new mom frequently texts... Read More
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Reversing My Limiting Beliefs About Parenting

Last weekend, I got to Sunday night and almost cried because I was so tired. I had spent the whole weekend doing housework, and half my to-do list was still undone. It started with the fact that this was our first full weekend home after a week-long vacation. That meant the whole house had to be cleaned. Laundry had to be done. Meals had to be planned, grocery lists organized, food bought and prepped for the week
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