Honoring the Mother

How do we honor the mother? We often use flowers and cards, we pick gifts from shelves, and counters. We purchase shiny necklaces, and perfume, hoping she sees that through these objects we are grateful for her. The things we chose to honor her with are symbols of what we can’t or don’t say every…

Londre Bodywear, Ethical Swimwear Made For Women Like You

Bathing suit season is quickly approaching as we slowly welcome warmer weather into our lives again. If you are in the market for some new swimwear I highly recommend Londre Bodywear. Londre Bodywear checks all the boxes. They are women run, ethically made, and embrace that women come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Their…

Forty Weeks

There are volumes I could write about the last eight months—and still, so much I am only beginning to process. So, here’s the short of it: Eight months ago, we celebrated. For the first time since we started trying, there were little plus signs on multiple pregnancy tests spread out on the bathroom vanity. Weeks…

Homeschooling 101

As a young mother of a 19, 18, and 5 year old, I have spanned all across the spectrum of educa-tional experiences. From private catholic school, to public school, to a very small fifty kid neigh-borhood school. Someone might look at all the different schools my eldest children went to, and think, why so many,…

Self-Care for the Exhausted Mother

When we get in the habit of putting everyone else first, it doesn’t make us better mothers. Quite the contrary, don’t you think? We end up physically and emotionally spent, and so it continues every day. The coronavirus has overtaken our lives and a lot of our sanity. We are all looking for a refuge,…

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

I am a mother, a birth doula, and a woman who has suffered through a severe perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, known as PMAD’s. I am also not alone. Recent studies tell us that 1 in 7 mothers, and 10% of partners will experience postpartum depression that requires treatment. However, up to 80% of birthing…

Kegel Exercises Equal Self-Care With Perifit

Kegels are exercises that doctors recommend to help women strengthen the muscles at the base of the abdomen that support the uterus, bladder, and small intestine. With childbirth, pregnancy, and age, these muscles become looser. I have naturally given birth twice and never considered the strength of my pelvic floor. When my Perifit order came…