We’ve hosted Thanksgiving for the past seven years, and the most important lesson we’ve learned is this: Planning is ESSENTIAL for everyone’s sanity and enjoyment. Here is my planning guide for gaining time this holiday season and making your Thanksgiving enjoyable for both you and your guests!
As a former school teacher and a mom of three, let me share what I’ve learned to expect when sending a child to kindergarten.
As a mom, summer reading no longer means trudging through some classic novel assigned by your high school English teacher; as an adult, you can fill your summer with stories that bring an escape or fill up your days with a little more fun. Here’s how I gear up in the springtime for a summer full of just-for-mom reading!
Handmade gifts take time, money, effort, and creativity – all resources that are in short supply during the busiest time of the year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some elements of handmade into your gift giving. Here are five ways I incorporate attainable homemade magic into our gift giving traditions during the holiday season!
As a 3 wing 2, I always want the people around me to feel loved and cared for – and I want to get really GOOD at it so that they continue to feel that love and care. While my intentions may have started with my own desire to be the best at gifting, I think the best part of this experiment was really knowing those around me better and their different motivations and desires that get them through life.
My time in therapy has given me the eyes to see that my mental health is – and always has been – worth the time, effort, and money. It has given me space to speak freely about hard stuff from my past, the safety to know that it’s ok to talk about it all. I have been led to diagnoses and treatments that I had always wondered about but wasn’t sure my issues justified such formality.
To hopefully smooth that path just a little bit for other moms, I chatted recently with Tracy Carson, a licensed professional clinical counselor in San Diego, California. I asked Tracy some of the questions that were hard for me to figure out when I first started down this path, and she’s here to give a peek inside the world of mental healthcare – especially as it relates to supporting moms.