A mom loves so deeply, she forgets about her own needs. Do you have those days when you have forgotten to brush your teeth? You haven’t eaten in who knows how many hours! You aren’t sure when your last shower was. You are so focused on caring for and caring about your little one. Thankfully, as my kids have gotten older, I make sure I have time for me. Yet, I still feel guilty and want to make sure I am devoting myself to what their heart needs.Continue reading “A Mom’s Love”
Even though we shouldn’t, I think most of us look at ourselves in the mirror at least once a day and find something wrong with our reflection. Maybe you see wrinkles, frown lines, freckles, stretch marks, loose skin, dimples on the wrong cheeks? I know I have seen many of those flaws in my own reflection. Every day we look at ourselves and judge ourselves. Meanwhile, I have a little girl that I am trying to make so fiercely confident in herself that it doesn’t matter what the world may throw at her, she is ready to face it head on! I tell her every day how beautiful she is, how funny she is, how amazing she is! I am trying to pump her up and make her believe she can and will do anything she wants to do! She is 7 and she is so full of sass (but not in a disrespectful way!) that I think I must be doing a great job as her hype man! I bet you are all doing the same thing for your daughters.Continue reading “What moves you?”
“In the past two weeks have you had any feelings of being down, depressed or hopeless?” This is the question I ask every patient every time they have an appointment. I ask this question because it is so important to address not just your physical health with your doctor, but your mental health as well. In the last year or so, the common response has become “Well, aren’t we all a little depressed right now?” Or “No more than anyone else is!” Or “Ha!” and then nothing more.Continue reading “Morning Prayer for Mental Health”
Humans have been writing, in various forms, since we have been in existence. Whether it was carving symbols into stones, dipping quills into inkwells, putting number 2 pencils on lined paper, pecking away at typewriters, typing on the first computers or texting and emailing on smartphones, we have been writing.
Sometimes it was a matter of survival, to mark a location in a stone of where to hunt for food. Sometimes it was to compose documents that declared our freedoms and rights. Sometimes it was a letter to a far away loved one. And sometimes, it was for the writer’s eyes only.Continue reading “Best Journaling Topics to Recharge Moms”
I would bet you a million dollars that no one has ever asked you this question, “How does your soul feel after vacation?” If someone has asked you this, I have two requests. The first is that you give that person my contact information because I would truly like to have them as a friend. Secondly, that you forgive me because I have no way of paying the million dollars owed. 🙂 It is interesting, as I write this, I am thinking of all the things I ask people when they get back from vacation. “Was it great? Did you have fun? How was the weather? Do you want to go back?” I never even ask people about how it affected their physical health, let alone their soul. To all of you who know me out there, I apologize. Now it won’t be a surprise to you when I ask you how your soul is after vacation. It makes me very aware that we tend to neglect this very important aspect of our being.Continue reading “5 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Soul on Vacation”
The Mind of a Mom on Vacation
“I got your clothes out for you. Once we get dressed we will go to breakfast,” you say as you desperately try to cram every possible essential needed for a day at a waterpark, and possibly Armageddon, into a beach bag. Let’s see band-aids, hand wipes, sunscreen. “Ok, let’s not jump on the beds.” 6 bottles of water, phone, dry clothes. “No, Buddy, remember don’t eat anything out of the little refrigerator, that’s not for us,” you cringe as you side eye the mini fridge hoping your son didn’t just eat a $10 Kit Kat. Goggles, hotel room key, hotel brochure in case you suddenly develop amnesia and forget where you are staying:)
Sound familiar?Continue reading “What is DIY Wellness Travel? How Can it Change Your Life?”
I’m ready for summer! Summer means vacation!! Have you planned a vacation?
When we add Do-it-yourself Wellness Travel tips to our vacation, we enjoy, connect and recharge!! Yes, please!!
In today’s YouTube episode 37, I am sharing 4 great, easy ways to add wellness to your family vacation. You can maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle on your trip. Then, you can get to the relaxation you truly desire!
I rated each of the 4 wellness tips and you’ll find out the BEST way to add wellness to your next family vacation!
Have a great weekend, moms!
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Some days, there isn’t an hour that goes by that I haven’t grabbed a paper towel…for something sticky or smelly to wipe up! 🤣 But, I wouldn’t have it any other way! 🥰
“Motherhood is messy. And challenging. And crazy. And sleepless. And giving. And still unbelievably beautiful.” – Rachel Martin
I feel so blessed to be a mom to 2 amazing kids! 👨👩👧👦 #motherhoodjoy
I have also been so blessed to have connected with you! As a Family Therapist, I am grateful that I have spent the past 20 years getting to know thousands of moms on their journey to becoming pregnant, during your pregnancy, crying with you during your loss, new motherhood and the ups & downs through the years! Thank you for taking me on this vulnerable journey with you! You are AMAZING!! 😘
Today, I am wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with hugs!! 🤗
All love, Kathryn 💗
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