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

Tuning In for Self Preservation

One of the most exciting parts of the women’s retreats I run is witnessing the growth among the members of the group. Almost every woman starts the day looking

How Do You Feel About Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions: it’s a loaded phrase. This is such a tricky time of year. I wonder if you can relate.  In the past, I have easily fallen into

When they move on

I thought I was so slick. I filled my life with wonderful things; friends and career pursuits and education, and so many dogs. I kept my essence protected, loving

Mom Confidence

I’ve heard all the metaphors about motherhood and animal instincts. I know what mama bears look like and how lionesses protect their young. What has taken me longer to

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Warning this week’s love notes are mostly going to be about the power of self care. Practicing what I preach, ie: this drink was delivered directly to my hand. . . . #lovenotesformom #vacay #maternalmentalhealth ...

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Moms, if you notice a lack of a Love Note today it is because I was here: watching a track meet in a Monsoon. So, I’ll dry out tonight and return tomorrow. For now, know that you’re doing the best job and you’re so loved.❤️ . . . #lovenotesformom #parenting #maternalmentalhealth #sportsmom ...

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My favorite part of Mother’s Day is spending time with the ones who made me mom. (Note to moms of small children, this was not always the case.😉) . . . #parenting #maternalmentalhealth ...

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Not going anywhere: my girl wrote about her experience during lockdown for a class assignment. She was asked to perform it last night for a showcase and it was illuminating. I knew they all struggled, but hearing her speak out loud about the sadness and loneliness was rough. Take a listen. Then go hug your kids. . . . #grownandflown #parentingteens #theatermom #wvutheatre ...

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The pups have joined me for my retreat this weekend. I couldn’t attend in-person (stupid virus) so I’m tuning in via zoom. While I’d rather be with my fellow mastermind sisters, I guess these two are doing their best to keep me company. . . . #rockstarmastermind #entrepreneur #dogsofinstagram #frednpheebs ...

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