It’s Not Normal- A message from a tired mom

mom life Jun 26, 2020

Sometimes the timing just needs to be right, amiright?  I wanted to share this story because I’m finding I’m sharing it more and more with friends and acquaintances lately as I’m hearing the same concerns over and over again…

  • I’m just so freaking tired all the time, when does this get easier?
  • As hard as I try, I just can’t seem to get into shape
  • My periods are hell on Earth, literally can’t do anything for a week.

This is how I existed FOR YEARS.  Let me tell you my story and see if any of this resonates with you.  

Growing up I had been an athlete, but after high school all my fitness efforts were sporadic and inconsistent.  Like all young people I felt like I had plenty of time, and that I was slightly invincible… but as a nurse I knew I wasn’t.  You see, it’s a funny thing.  I always quote Maya Angelou and say “when you know better, you do...

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How to Beat the "Mom Slump"- 5 Simple Steps from a Recovering "Slump-aholic"

mom life mom slump May 10, 2018

Here’s the deal.  It’s like ridiculously hard being a mother and sometimes it feels like we have lost ourselves completely.  Everything has changed.  Let me repeat, EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.  How we spend our time, how we feel about our careers, how our clothes fit, the way our body metabolizes food, our energy level, our hair texture… need I go on?  I mean, fat on my back?  How did that happen? All in the blink of an eye.

When it comes to fashion, style, and self care it can be nearly impossible to even care. I mean, most days we can barely complete a thought (#mombrain is such a real thing) and what’s the point of dressing nicely when your clothes are just going to be covered in fingerprints, spit up, and boogers?  Well here’s the thing, this stuff actually IS important.  Not for the sake of vanity, but for the sake of a person’s mental well-being.  It’s not just happening to you, it happens to...

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