I am always interested to hear stories from other women about turning 40. Remember fifteen years ago, we were all telling the birth stories from our most recent baby. Now, I hear more turning 40 stories - or even turning 50 stories. And there is a common theme among the hundreds of stories that ... Read More
The Truth About Self Love - And Why You Deserve It
As I've matured, I've learned more and more the importance of self love in my life and its impact on my relationships. I'll be honest - this is one of my biggest challenges and struggles on a daily basis.
Intentionally showing myself grace and compassion is a way of giving myself a gift of strength. And when I'm strong, I can move forward in my life in all the ways that I desire.
So what is self love or self care? It definitely is not selfish! Having love and respect for yourself means setting healthy boundries that protect you from toxic relationships. It means letting go of that which no longer serves you - both people and things.
A journey or practice of self love, self confidence, and self care can begin with one small step: maybe you offer forgiveness that's over due; begin a practice of gratitude; or create a journal of affirmations or activities that are motivational for you.
Spoiler Alert: I didn't think I was prepared for boys. But, knowing what I know, I wouldn't change it for the world. From one boy mom to another – here are some every-day truths about mothering boys to become men we will be proud of. Mothers of boys are totally and beautifully wrecked with love – ... Read More
Spoiler Alert: This post shares the books about finding yourself that I have found most valuable personally as a woman in my 40's (ok, so I'm fifty - I'm just been saying I'm in my forties for so long...). Each book is filled with words of encouragement for women inspiring you to be the best you ... Read More
I could tell from the tone of her text (is that a thing?) - this was real. This was important and something was horribly wrong. "Can I call?" one of my mom friends texted. "Yep." I texted back. She called. I was greeted by her usually cheerful and giggly voice, but today her beautiful voice wept. My ... Read More
This morning I spent an hour trying to talk everyone off of whatever crisis ledge they landed on when they woke up. I wanted to get out so we could go to one of our favorite parks. I know, if they could have, in the moment my boys would have said, "Mom, be patient with me." But - an hour? I'm not ... Read More