Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

  Over the first few years of my child’s life, I tried to be the perfect mom, or at least what I imagined was perfection. I drove myself crazy and into depression, doubting my ability. I was so afraid that I’d forget how long it had been since I’d given her the last dose of fever reducer. Or that I’d cause … Read More

You’re doing just fine.

When my daughter was a baby, I used to panic at the thought of being completely responsible for her well being. Yes, I played God. I placed an enormous (and unnecessary) amount of pressure on myself. Now that she is older, and I am wiser, I can say that as moms, we do our part by loving and nurturing our … Read More

Every Mom Needs A Break. And I’m Taking Mine!

I have 20 minutes before I have to pick up Trey. I could vacuum the lawn or prune the rose bushes but I’ll get to that later. Right now, I’m taking a moment for myself. They don’t come that often!  

Permission to Breathe

You want someone to know you, really know you and accept you. Not just as a mom but as a person. But exposing yourself is scary. What will people think if they saw all the insecure and imperfect parts of me? The truth is that all of us moms look over our shoulder from time to time, wondering if others … Read More

For every anxious mom . . .

As a new mom, I often felt like I was supposed to be “doing something” all the time. Buy this new mind-stimulating toy, read the latest book on parenting, search for this or that newest, best, delicious, nutritious organic baby food–even if it meant traveling to three different stores. Always searching. Always doing. There’s nothing wrong with any these things, but … Read More

You Can Be More Joyful

One of the traps that keeps moms from enjoying the motherhood journey more is worry – especially worry that you don’t have what it takes to measure up. Well, let’s ask this question: Who’s holding the measuring stick? We give way too much power to others who will define our effectiveness and worth if we let them. As I look … Read More