On January 24, 2023 a young mother in Massachusetts was accused of strangling her three children. Most people find this story appalling because we assume that mothers fall hopelessly in love with their children immediately after birth. And even though that is often the case, there are women - about 0.1-0.2% of women - who … Continue reading What We Can Learn From Lindsay Clancy: It Could Have Been Me.
New Year’s Eve Activities with Kids
I decided to throw together a little last minute blog post with some links to the things I'm thinking of doing with the kids tonight. For reference, my kids are currently 5 & 6 and will NOT be staying up until midnight (because, why?). I wanted to do a little something together since my husband … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Activities with Kids
What I’ve Learned: Truths About Marriage.
In light of my brother's wedding this weekend, it has me thinking through some truths about marriage I never fully knew until after I was married. I'm no expert, really - I've been married almost three years now. Though my husband and I have been together for 8 years overall, we learned that marriage is … Continue reading What I’ve Learned: Truths About Marriage.
I’m not the happy mom I thought I’d be.
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.
Choosing a Therapist for Your Child
Even though I'm very "pro therapy" I wasn't prepared for my son to be seeing a therapist at the age of 5. His story is a long one, but the gist of it is that he's had a much different - harder - experience with a lot of things than his sister has. When my … Continue reading Choosing a Therapist for Your Child
How To Talk To Your Kids About Anxiety
If you're anything like me, explaining anxiety...can give you anxiety. Especially when trying to explain it to kids. I've struggled with anxiety for many years. It started when I was young, and progressively got more serious over time. What started as a "nervous stomach" before piano recitals transformed into panic attacks driving down the road. … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Kids About Anxiety
Our Kindergarten Graduation Party w/Chalkola
Now that the school year is done, we decided to make the start of summer official by having a small ice cream party for the kids! This is something that my daughter specifically asked for, so we set aside a day that worked for us and my parents, and we threw something together. I do … Continue reading Our Kindergarten Graduation Party w/Chalkola
Tips For Helping Your Kids Combat Early Anxiety
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 Tips For Helping Your Kids Combat Early Anxiety
Motherhood Changes You: Here’s How.
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 bed … Continue reading Motherhood Changes You: Here’s How.
Lessons I Learned During My Second Pregnancy
*this post was originally written on 3/11/2015. I am 21 weeks pregnant with my second child, and I couldn’t be more excited! Our daughter turns 11 months old soon, and as my belly becomes more pronounced the questions and comments are overflowing. “Wow, that’s so close!” “Were you trying for a second?” “You’re crazy.” “You … Continue reading Lessons I Learned During My Second Pregnancy