Me Too

Tweet   In the past, I’ve struggled to be open and vulnerable about my personal life. This stems from the fact that I’m naturally an introvert and it was also ingrained in me during my social work education. As social workers/therapists we are taught...

Unexpected Growth

Tweet   The moment I became a mother I felt like I entered another realm of existence. After Taylor was born, I specifically remember texting my friend Christi and telling her I was shocked at my new heightened sense of awareness. Had I just been walking through...

5 Things NOT to say to a Struggling Mom

Tweet   Nothing fascinates me more than the transformation of a woman into a mother. Motherhood is a wonderful experience—it is also very stressful. It changes your entire life in an instant. Here is a short list of things that change after the baby is born:...

Taming Your Toddler

Tweet The other day I couldn’t help but laugh at my 2 year old because she kind of reminded me of the way I act when I’m hangry (or about to get a visit from Aunt Flo). Every little thing seemed to annoy her and she couldn’t make up her mind. One second she wanted to...

Birth of a Mother

Tweet “The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It’s the year of travail-when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labor pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the...

Foreboding Joy

Tweet     Last winter I was a participant in the Living Brave Semester taught by the infamous Dr. Brené Brown. The coursework involved delving into her books Daring Greatly and Rising Strong. Each week we read portions of the chosen book and completed...