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When you've been through the trauma of PPD, you'll do just about anything to prevent a repeat performance.
Real talk: sometimes I sit in my car for an extra 10 minutes after I get home, just for the peace and quiet.
having it all
... it just took me some time to figure that out.
He's taught me to find joy in the mundane; to find happiness in the tiniest of details.
I fell in love with my son instantly, but motherhood? Not so much.
I've seen how easily my words can affect their thoughts of food and health, so I'm making a change today.
#4: Putting others' needs first.
#13. Lower your expectations.
#1: A solo trip to Target
... so I can better focus on what matters most: being Mom.
You can’t please everyone, but being open to other people’s situations will go a long way.
Why do I need to stop and see what other people are doing on Facebook when I have a quiet moment with my son?
But where others see a flaw, I only see something rare and special.
The same thing that makes our lives so vastly different is exactly what makes them the same: We’re all trying to be good parents.
Right now, it's not my time to take on another role. It's my time to be Mom.
I’m a better mom for carving out that extra bit of time to myself.
... but for the sake of my son, I refuse to let it win.
But the only thing I’m convinced of is her own ignorance.
behavior and discipline
The only way to get past the stigma of mental disorders is if we start talking about them, identifying and treating them early, and educating each other.
Note to self: some things are just out of my hands.
Family and Friends
Status update: My Facebook feed is giving me a parenting complex.
Even the smallest tweaks can add up to big changes in your mood and productivity.
Sometimes saying "no" is the best way to say "yes" to being a better mom.
Logging on for one minute here and there repeatedly throughout the day was adding up to big chunks of time I was losing to my phone.
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