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Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Manage Anxiety During the Holidays with These 5 Simple Strategies

It’s no secret that the holiday season can be incredibly stressful and trigger anxiety for many of us. Managing the symptoms of anxiety can be challenging when we’re also trying to get through our to-do lists and take care of our kids. Instead of reacting to symptoms of anxiety when they happen, you can plan…

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You Are Loved: A Letter to All the Mamas on Valentine’s Day

Dear Mama, Whether you planned to have a baby, were caught by surprise or found yourself knee deep in motherhood by accident, nothing prepared you for how dramatically your life would change. Maybe pregnancy was easy and you liked it. Or it could have been a nightmare, filled with morning sickness that lasted all day,…

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10 Good Reasons Not to Set New Year’s Resolutions


It seems like every new year it’s the same thing. January arrives and we’re all told that we’re not good enough. That now is the time to commit to a new diet plan. Or set lengthy lists of goals based on things you don’t like about yourself and think need to change. Maybe it’s a…

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5 Simple Self-Care Practices to Bust Holiday Stress

Holiday self care practices

Self-care has become a buzzword this year and for good reason. Until late last week I was reveling in all the glory that comes with the holidays. The shopping, the baking, the decorating and planning that make this season what it is. It was a Pinterest mom’s (yes, that’s me) dream come true. And then…

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When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health Christmas Can Be Awful

It’s already December and we’re all hurdling full speed ahead into more family gatherings, pressure to find the perfect presents and listening to loops of Bing Crosby sing ‘White Christmas’. If I’m really honest, I’m a Pinterest mom and I love to get my house Instagram worthy, but it’s also exhausting. Beyond exhausting.The holiday season…

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