Six Non-Negotiables For Self-Care #HappyYouHappyMe

1) Getting Enough Sleep I put this at the top because it’s almost criminal how many of us don’t get our recommended amount of sleep. I was floored when I first had kids about how much they slept. My son in particular would sleep about 20 hours a day when he was a baby ....more

Bonefish Grill Review: New Menu Warms Up Your Winter Taste Buds

Disclosure: I was given a $50 gift card to review a dinner at Bonefish Grill. All opinions are my own. One of the New Year’s Resolutions my husband and I made as a couple was that we needed to be more intentional about our relationship ....more

So Now I Have A Therapist…

I decided that I needed to do something about the fact that, as I would try to explain to my husband, that my brain feels “broken.” I can’t focus, and it’s getting harder for me to manage my day-to-day anxiety and depression. These are facts. So I did what I’ve been scared to do for four years: pick up the phone and make an appointment with a therapist, someone who can help me make sense of my life and work with me so I can develop coping skills and solutions to the issues that plague me ....more

[A New Me] What Do I Want My Life To Look Like?

2015 marks the end of my twenties and man, what a decade. I fell in love, got two degrees, birthed two beautiful children, released a book, became self-employed, and bought a house. What a journey ....more

Help Plan The 2015 Young Moms Retreat!

I hear from so many mothers every day and we’re all saying the same thing: “I NEED A BREAK!” But do we really take the time we need? Nope. We just go about our lives and wait until that day comes when we can give ourselves a breather ....more

The Definitive Self-Care Quiz: 30 Questions To Determine Whether You Know How To Take Care Of You

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about emotional wellness. The first thing we need to do is help you grade yourself. How do you know where you need to improve if you don’t know where you stand? ...more

A Working Mom’s Snow Day Panic

by Trudi Lebron It’s early in the morning and I hear my phone ringing. I reach over, prepared to press the snooze button when I realize that it’s not the alarm, it’s a phone call…. At 5:23 a.m. I recognize the 1-800 number instantly as the RoboCall number from my son’s school ....more

Parenting Through Depression

Yesterday I took a mental health day because I needed it. November was a very stressful month (my daughter’s asthma flared up quite a bit, we had the car accident, the Darren Wilson non-indictment, etc.). I am an highly sensitive, emotional person and it takes a lot of energy to keep myself upright and smiling most days. But yesterday I woke up and realized that I’m quite tired of plastering a smile on my face and pretending that everything is fine when in fact it isn’t ....more

That Time We Got Hit By A Drunk Driver: A Personal PSA Against Drinking And Driving

This past weekend, my family and I were in a pretty bad car accident. We were on our way home from dinner and...more