We are Motherhood: My story of Motherhood and Anxiety

We are the Face of Motherhood

When you think of a new baby what are the first things that come to mind?  Bundles of pink or blue blankets, binkies, tiny diapers, itty bitty zip-front onesies, glowing face of a new mom?  There is so much joy in welcoming a new baby into your family.  After all the flowers wilt and the balloons fall from the ceiling, the reality of the joys and struggles of being a new mom becomes the reality.  Showers become a luxury, sleep is at a premium, and hormones are all over the place.  In today’s world, the pressure on moms is coming from all directions, everyone has the best advice on schedules, feeding, sleeping, swaddling, bathing.  New moms are sorting through advice from all angles while just trying to make a piece of toast.  As a new mom, I remember the overwhelming feeling of doing it the “right way”.  Continue reading

The 5 Best Food Blogs You Need to Follow Today

Best Food Blogs You Need to Follow Today - Foodie Blogs -Meal Ideas - Food Bloggers

The secret is out…I love food.  I will never be the most innovative cook, but I love to read others’ ideas on cooking.  Following a variety of food bloggers gives me ideas for healthy dinners, easy snacks, and sinful desserts.  While my husband will remain the cook and baker for the family, I can still be the idea generator.  Here are the 5 best food blogs you should be following! Continue reading

Tips and Hacks for Painless Food Prep

Tips and Hacks for Food Prep | Meal Prep | Healthy Eating | Healthy Lifestyle

Meal prep, food prep, whatever you want to call it…it is crucial for surviving a week in my house.  I do NOT want to spend endless hours on the weekend prepping everything, so I cheat.  I prep a few things, and I buy things that are ready for use.  These strategies help to avoid eating out, grabbing unhealthy snacks, and getting out the door on time!  All about survival!!!  Continue reading

Who wants to be a better mom next week?

I want to be a Better Mom | Happy Mom | Better Mom | Self Care

The past week was rough.  I did my best BUT…. Why was I not the perfect mom I dreamt I would be?  Why wasn’t I the perfect mom I see in social media posts?  It was not the worst week, but I want to be a better mom next week!  My eyes hurt from staring at a computer all day, so I better make this quick.   Continue reading

3 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Positive Body Image

Positive Body Image | Kids Positive Body Image | Build Confidence

“Look at those fat cheeks!”  “I love those chubby thighs!”  Kids hear these phrases from infancy.  It starts off sweet and endearing when we praise our babies for being more plump, but with all the attention on size it can turn negative.  As parents how can we teach kids to have a positive body image and not to focus on size?  Continue reading