Stop comparing yourself to other moms!

Stop comparing! It’s nasty business.It’s too easy to see another mom excelling in an aspect of parenting and then start to get anxious that we’re not doing it right or well enough. We notice and get concerned about this perceived “gap” and totally forget about our accomplishments....more

Asking for help creates a win-win (It really, really does!)

Tricia didn’t believe that asking for help would create a win-win. She thought she’d feel weak and like a pest and that her in-laws would feel burdened. She was wrong....more

It’s just a phase

Phases. We go through many of them as parents. Some breeze on by before we give them much more than a second thought. Others – whether or short or long-lived – cause us worry and occupy our minds and hearts as we’re trying to tell ourselves, “It’s just a phase.”...more

Discovering your pregnancy image

As an expectant mom you have the opportunity discover your pregnancy image and to feel just as fashionable, professional, sexy, hot, punk-ish, athletic, and/or well-put-together as any other time in your life....more

Your changing body for all to see

During pregnancy, your boobs, belly, and other areas are getting bigger. Your changing body is there for all to see. I’ve heard people talking about how so-and-sos hips widened. Yes, it’s true her hips were widening, and there’s nothing wrong with widening hips. It’s an occurrence most pregnant women experience. Yet, there are people talking about her hips! Our physical changes are out there for people to see....more

Understanding a mother’s love

A mother’s love is unique. Each mother finds her own way to love each of her children. At the same time, I think there are some shared characteristics.A mother signs on for something bigger than herself.You see quotes about a mother wearing her heart outside of her body. I think this captures the enormity of the emotional commitment well....more

Do your kids trust you?

There’s a lot out there these days about the importance of trust for business leaders. And… whatever is key for business leaders tends to be critical for parents as well. Is there any more important type of leadership than the leadership parents provide their children?Today I want to talk about trust....more

Surrendering to pregnancy hormones (and how it can be empowering)

A few months into my first pregnancy, I woke up in a mood: a mood induced by pregnancy hormones. Wow, here it was. I felt totally out of control of my emotions. I was irritated and disappointed and no amount of rationalizing in my head or trying to distract myself could change it. I was stuck. I didn’t feel like myself and didn’t want anyone to realize that I had become that “crazy pregnant lady.” I so didn’t want to be her, but there I was feeling crazy and out of sorts. I had no idea what I was going to do....more

Feeling overwhelmed? 3 steps to shift from feeling overwhelmed to feeling empowered

Feeling overwhelmed?Sometimes we feel like there’s perpetual overwhelm, sometimes we know a specific event will send us into overwhelm, and sometimes it just sneaks up on us....more