Not Feeling Very Merry Before the Holidays? 4 Self Help Strategies!

Feeling down before the holiday? Here are 4 effective strategies to help you get back to feeling merry! Collaborative post.   The holiday season is the time of festive cheer and goodwill to all… But for many of us, it’s extremely hard to get into the festive spirit....

The Reason Why Self Care Needs to Start With Self Love

The emotional reasons why self care starts with self love, and why we all need to dig deep and start right there. Collaborative post.   When it comes to treating yourself better, what we’re talking about is the area of “self care”, which can be described as the...

3 Crucial Ways to Implement Self Care at Work

In any job for any woman, the list of must-do's can make you more dizzy than a tilt-a-whirl at the county fair. But all this talk about obligation and duty and the need to better yourself never seems tempered with talks about self-care, about how...

4 Ways to Boost Afternoon Energy Other than Napping

I know that when you are exhausted and overwhelmed as a mom, catching 40 winks in during the day can seem like a good idea. After all, what's better than waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on all the rest of your tasks?...

A Million Things (or so) to Be Happy About

You know, sometimes when things get super chaotic, I find myself in this crazy ball of stress where I'm snapping at the kids and husband, and sometimes even the dog. And I'm just wound up so tight I can't get out of my own way....

4 Must Do Ideas for Self Care for Caregivers

Collaborative post.   When you have the responsibility to care for someone else, it is easy to brush aside caring for yourself. This is a mistake though, because if you end up ill who will be caring for your charges then? Self care for caregivers tends to...

8 Blissful Ideas You Need to Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine

It’s pretty clear that most moms don't take enough time for themselves. I’ve found that we typically aren't prioritizing self-care because we either feel guilty or think we don't have the time. Taking just a few minutes for a relaxing bedtime routine, however, can be...

3 Important Ways to Practice Self Care Every Day

Many people, especially people who have children or people to care for, don’t deem self care every day as important. However, self care for moms especially is something that absolutely everybody should be concerned with. Not only does it restore our energy and allow is...

5 Meaningful Investments for Busy Moms to Make in Themselves

As a woman with a family and a career, finding the balance between work, caring for your loved ones and maintaining a social life isn’t a walk in the park. Trying to juggle all of these super powers can put a toll on your mental...

A Fresh Start for Yourself in Five Ways

5 Ways to create a fresh start for yourself. Collaborative post.   There's nothing wrong with recognizing when you're struggling in life. Whether you're a business owner who is drowning in the enormity of the new business that you’ve set out for yourself, or you’re a mom who's...

3 Ways for Emotional Healing After an Accident

If you’ve been involved in an accident and have a serious injury as a result, you may be unsure what route to take when it comes to emotional healing after an accident. Your doctor has most probably taken care of the physical side of your...

5 Keys to Feeling More Relaxed + Less Stressed Every Day

5 keys to get you feeling more relaxed and less stress every day. Collaborative post.   If you’re finding yourself feel stressed in your everyday life, you need to take action now, my friend. Too much stress can be very damaging to your physical and mental health if...

3 Ways to Start Feeling More Contentment Every Day

3 Ways to get out of your own head and get you to feeling more contentment and less stress with the world every day. Collaborative post.   Feeling more contentment can be elusive for many people today, living in such as fast paced world. Especially for Moms struggling...

7 New Hobbies to Try On For Some ‘Me Time’

7 new hobbies to think about to find your passion or reignite a passion for some 'me time' self care. Collaborative post.   For Moms it's not so easy sometimes to quit taking care of others and focus on ourselves. Much less take on a new hobby. But...

How to Reclaim Your Independence After a Breakup

How to reclaim your independence as a mom after a breakup. Collaborative post.   There will be various times in life when you feel like you may have sacrificed your independence as a Mom, partner, or wife. More often than not, there are usually positive connotations connected to...

Finding Your Positive Identity When You’re Down

5 things to do in finding your own positive identity as a crazy busy mom when you're down and feeling lost. Collaborative post.   It’s easy to find yourself feeling a little lost in life. Having a positive identity isn't always the easiest thing when you're a busy...

A Low Cost Way to Find Time With Kids Plus Stress Relief

How a local find has turned into double duty as time with kids plus stress relief for me.   Every Tuesday my 4 YO and I have a routine. We go to her gymnastics class, we have a quick lunch, then we head to the library. She...

Are You Able to Truly Relax in Your Home?

4 Ways to Finally Be Able to Fully Relax in Your Home. Collaborative post.   If you genuinely care about looking after yourself, you will almost certainly want to make sure that you are able to fully relax in your home. Yet, so many homes do not actually...

How to Do Self Care With Limited Finances

5 effective ways to do me-time self care with limited finances. Collaborative post.   When we think about self-care, we tend to think about meditating, practicing yoga or otherwise relaxing and doing something nice for ourselves - rarely if ever do we think about our finances, but we...

How I Wake Up in a Good Mood Every Morning

The easy ways to wake up in a good mood every morning, even when you have kids. Collaborative post.   When a parent is talking to someone without children, we tend to cover up a truth a bit by saying how great kids are and that they’re the...

3 Necessary Self Care Strategies to Keep Yourself Sane this Summer

3 necessary summer self care strategies to keep you sane while the kids are home for summer break. Collaborative post.   Okay Mommas, summer is right around the corner, and that means you're going to be pulled left, right, and anywhere else your kids want you to go...

Stress Free Moms Summit

Ok, Mama--I've got something crazy exciting!!! You're invited to join us for the Stress Free Moms Summit!! On Monday, May 7th, join us for 5 days, with 5 amazing categories presented by top experts, each sharing 5 easy to implement steps to fast-track your success. I’m talking...

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle You Don’t Want to Miss Out On!

So I totally understand that sometimes you just need some resources that are low-cost but laser-focused on your specific needs at that time. Which is why you probably Google specific topics or search on Pinterest for those specific things. I'm telling you right now--if you...

7 Ways to Hydrate the Heck Out of Your Self Care

Hydrate the Heck Outta Your Self Care: 7 Tricks to Help You Add Even More Water to Your Daily Intake to Boost Your Health and Eliminate Some Unwanted Health Issues.   Waaaay back when I was in high school and college, water intake wasn't on the forefront...

Easy Ways to Declutter Your Mind

4 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Mind as a Busy Mom Collaborative post.   Your life changes in every way once you’ve had kids. It’s not just adding a child to your previous life. It’s changing absolutely everything. Your daily routine will be vastly different, your feelings and...

Try These 3 Starter Solutions for Mom Self Care

3 Ways to Start Mom Self Care That Are Easy and Low Cost. Collaborative post.   Being a mom is all about looking after things and people. You’ve got your kids to raise and haul around, your work if you’re dedicated to your career as well, and then...

How You Can Get ANY Stella Nadene Journal for Just $7 for Black Friday!!

It's that time of year again!! Yep--the day created for crazies.     Just kidding. (sort of) Seriously, I have to give props to those folks that can hack this day of deals. Cause I'll be frank: Cyber Monday is my jam. In my jammies. And really, whatever day is more...

How and When to Use Affirmations for the Ultimate Effect

The 2 Basic Rules of How and When to Use Affirmations in Daily Life for the Ultimate Effect.   I’m sure you’ve had a day like I do every once in a while. You know—the ones where you can’t take one step forward without taking two steps...

The Effects of Forest Bathing That Will Blow Your Mind as a Mom

How Moms Can Use Forest Bathing to Solve a Whole Host of Self Care Issues + Help ADHD Kids Get More Focused   Ok, I usually don't subscribe to the latest 'trend' when it comes to health, UNLESS it's super science-backed + super cool. When I first...

5 Simple Strategies to Calm Anxiety

My first extended time away from home—after being married—came when I was hired by an insurance company to be a claims adjuster. The company sends new hires to one of 3 training centers for 2 weeks, you go home for a week and do more...

How to Find Your Authentic Key to Relaxation

The Path Every Mama Needs to Find Her Authentic Key to Relaxation.   A few months back, I was getting really tired of always being tired. I tend to be the type of person that will stay up super late (unknowingly) trying to stay focused and get...

How to Find Gratitude Even When You Constantly Give

A few weeks ago my family and I took a trip to South Florida to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We traveled through the Keys, then up to the Sanibel/Ft. Myers area, which is a special place for us as we spent a weekend there...

4 BASIC GOALS Every MOM Should Have for Herself

Basic goals for moms to get your life in order and start practicing True Self Care.   If you've read my 'About' page, you'll know that I spent some pretty miserable months wondering why in the world being a mom was so dang hard. Even with only...