If you can only make room one or two books for the rest of this year, let it be one of these. These books will inspire you to take a simpler approach to life and motherhood.
As you grow my beautiful little one this is what I want you to know.
Sleeping is as essential to our children’s health as what they eat and how much physical activity they get. Use these simple tips to help your family sleep better.
You've known it, denied it, and even made excuses for the fake friends in your life, but this you can't take anymore. It's time to move on from these toxic people, but first, you need to see them for who they really are. Here are common telltale signs that you have fake friends you need to shake for good.
Make summertime a breeze with these simplicity hacks. Discover ways to sleep more, worry less and have a blast all summer long!
You let out a weary sigh as the heaviness, the struggle, the hardship of the past few years finally settles on your shoulders, like a deadweight. You bought the dream and thought it would make you happy, but this is what they didn't tell you.
"If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won’t get you there.” – Benjamin P. Hardy Willpower won't help you quit unhealthy habits. Yet, here we are. Trying desperately time and time again to exercise our willpower to make positive changes. Sure, the change may last for awhile, but over the longterm … Continue reading The Real Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Unhealthy Habits
It's 3 a.m. and you were barely asleep for an hour before you hear your baby cry again. Bleary-eyed you manage to wake up and walk in a zombie-like state to nurse your three-month-old for the fifth time that night. Somehow you still get up at 7 a.m. to get your four-year-old ready for preschool. … Continue reading This Is What Motherhood Is Really Teaching You
Have you ever felt like this? You've been up since 6 a.m. shuffling between getting ready for work and getting the kids ready for school in a fine balancing act rivaled only by performers from Cirque du Soleil. One child is refusing to get dressed and the other is demanding her hair be done exactly … Continue reading Simple Steps To Tackle Overwhelm That Don’t Involve A To Do List
As you scroll through your social feed, you see yet another picture of a glam mom sharing her favourite smoothie recipe, travel pictures or DIY kids costumes. Then, you stare down at your own breast milk stained shirt, and your mind instantly shifts to: What am I doing wrong? The undeniable truth is we're not … Continue reading Embracing #NoFilter: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Real On Social Media And In Real Life
I've always been a dreamer but with no idea how to make my dreams come true. Even worse, I didn't think I had to make things happen. I thought things would work themselves out or magically fall in my lap. Maybe this was a result of growing up watching too much TV, but over the … Continue reading 25 Incredible Pieces Of Advice I Wish I Could Give My Younger Self
Have you ever gone against your gut as a parent and regretted it? I did and I felt like I was failing at parenting by letting down those I love most. Time and time again I put the needs of others ahead of those of my family ― because of my inability to speak up, … Continue reading Do This When You Feel Like You’re Failing At Parenting
These 10 healthy foods can boost your workout and help you get the most out of each session. The best part — the foods are cheap, and easy to prepare with a huge positive impact on your performance and results. Wholegrain bread Loaded with fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc and folic acid this versatile food is … Continue reading Guest Post: Eat These Before Your Next Workout — 10 Healthy Energy Boosting Foods
As parents, we spend so much of our time and energy agonizing over what is best for our children. Before they are born we spend countless hours researching the best baby cribs, monitors and toys. As they grow, we strive to find the best daycares, schools and extra-curricular activities. Along the way it's easy to neglect the one thing we have the most control over. The one thing our children need most from us. Love. Children need to feel loved. The need for love doesn’t change as they grow, but in the busy world of parenting how we show it often does.
Beauty surrounds us every day but how often do we stop to appreciate the beautiful moments? Likely, not as much as we could. Here are ten simply ways to make every day beautiful.
I struggle desperately to let go. I hold on to everything. Every passing moment, every memento, every card, every relationship – even those gone bad. I hold on too tight fearing that if I let go, even a little bit, I’ll have nothing left. But maybe letting go isn’t about losing.
Year after year, the top resolutions remain the same - get fit, lose weight, save money, eat healthy and quit (insert unhealthy habit here). A few weeks (or if you’re lucky a few months) into the new year, often these resolutions fall to the side as every day life takes over. But what if I told you there’s one New Year’s resolution you could keep all throughout the year?
It feels like just yesterday I was staring out my bedroom window squinting at the stars trying to make out Santa’s sleigh and reindeer in the snowy night sky. My heart was filled with magic as I held on tightly to the belief that Santa was out there flying around the world putting smiles on the faces of so many.
“You’re doing a great job," our family doctor said after my youngest daughter’s one-year checkup. Tears welled in my eyes because I felt that couldn't possibly be true. Sure, I made homemade organic food, practiced attachment parenting, did plenty of reading and singing all while also taking care of my three-year-old, but it never felt like enough. There was always a lingering heavy feeling.
Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting, advocates for less toys. His research shows that limiting the number of toys encourages deeper play and engagement.
These days the pace of life always seems to be speeding up, making it feel nearly impossible to slow down. The to-do lists are long, demands are high and expectations are even higher. Especially the ones we put on ourselves. How can I stay on top of things? Am I doing enough? Should I do more? These are the questions that run through my mind regularly.
We live in a world where we’re increasingly having babies away from our hometowns, which means often without the support of long-term friends and family. This is exciting because we have a chance to create new friendships, but it can also be daunting during a time when there are so many new changes happening in our lives. The early months of motherhood can be especially isolating marking the importance of building a strong support network.