Musings on motherhood, mental health and living mindfully even when it feels like chaos reigns

Growing Pains

I don’t remember growing pains as a child so it came as a surprise to me the first time one of my kids had them. I used to think

Finding Peace in the Pause

I am reading this book called Just One Thing by Rick Hanson. The subtitle is developing a buddha brain one simple practice at a time. As you might guess

A New Podcast: Conversations with Cristie

I have some exciting news. I started a podcast! I’ll be honest, this baby of mine has been percolating for a long time. This Christmas, my husband (likely sick of hearing me talk about the future podcast) bought me a microphone and headphones so I had one less excuse to put it off.

A Funny Thing Happened

  A funny thing happened a few weeks ago. I wrote a book. Actually, let me back up a few years. I didn’t just write a book last week.

How Do You Find Joy

How do you find joy in the dark? Earlier this week, I spoke with a grief coach, for an episode of my upcoming podcast (more on that later). It

The Power of Saying No

The act of planning for a solo trip while my kids are at home is a most illuminating picture of what Rebekah Borucki calls the Motherload and others refer

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Puppy and Kid Mom Lesson of the Week: when things are too quiet or quiet for too long, you’re right, something not-so-good is happening.🤦‍♀️ It can be so easy to give into the quiet. I mean, toddlers (and puppies) are exhausting. So, when we get a couple extra stolen moments it makes sense we might let our guard down and sink into the silence. Here is the trick: when you investigate and find the reason for the quiet, don’t let the results ruin your rest. Flour all over the kitchen can be cleaned. Marker on the dining room chair can be removed (ask me how I know) and quarter round floor trim can be sanded and repainted (I hope!). The kids (and puppies) aren’t trying to wreck our houses or our days. They’re just doing what they do best: exploring and creating. Embrace it. Enjoy the quiet and roll with the “creativity” that comes with it. You’ll all be better off for it. We got this. xoxo, CRK . . . #puppiesandtoddlers #lovenotesformom #puppylessons #parenting ...

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The messages have been clear for a while: I need more fun. Life’s been pretty heavy (as you know). Work’s felt extra heavy (as you might have guessed). To counteract all the heavy, I’m trying to add in more fun. I started with my hair. Bangs always make me feel younger and lighter. And this shag is either 70s disco or 80s punk. What the heck could be more fun than either of those? Now I just need to figure out how to have more fun in my days, not just on my head. What do you do for fun? . . . #mentalhealth #balance #shiftyourgaze ...

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