Everyone struggles with anxiety to some degree. Whether it's healthy anxiety before a recital or a presentation, or more serious anxiety regarding life & death, or losing a loved one - we've all experienced anxiety at one point in our lives. But our children are most vulnerable to it because anxiety is tied closely to a … Continue reading Let's teach our kids to fight off anxiety
I'm not the happy mom. I always thought I would be that mom whose smile beams every time she sees her baby, and who can't stop talking about how fulfilled motherhood makes her. Maybe at first I was that mom. But not anymore. I'm not the happy mom. I see myself more as the frustrated … Continue reading I'm not the happy mom I thought I'd be.
I grew up spending Christmas with lots of family. On Christmas Eve aunts, uncles, and cousins would come together to open presents with my grandpa and step-grandma. Later, on Christmas Day, that same group of family would spend dinner opening presents at my grandma's house. My immediate family spent the morning of Christmas together with … Continue reading Christmas with estranged family is hard.
As I was driving to work today, the radio hosts were talking about a question that came in online from someone asking "what do I do when I start to question my faith?" They talked about how important it is to answer questions like that, and that we all go through periods of doubting our … Continue reading What I do when I start to question my faith
Motherhood is an experience unlike any other. It has changed me physically, emotionally, and mentally. Now that I'm a mom, I'm different in lots of ways. I have a curfew. So don't plan to invite me out past like 6:00 PM. My kids are in bed by 8:00, which mean's I'm used to going to … Continue reading I’m Different, Now That I’m A Mom.
For kids, making friends requires little to no effort. You're at the same playground. FRIENDS. You're in my class? WE'RE BEST FRIENDS NOW. As we get older, our social circles shrink, childhood friends move away to get married or have kids, and we find ourselves surrounded by hundreds of people but not close to any … Continue reading Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?
Recently I wrote a post about products that I use to manage my anxiety. In that, I had mentioned that I was going to experiment with making my own CBD edibles to help with the aftertaste of the CBD oil. Last night I played around with making some chocolates with my daily dose of CBD. … Continue reading Make your own CBD edibles