If you’re like most parents out there, you are probably in need of a vacation. Though that vacation may still be out of reach, there are a variety of ways in which you can practice some much-needed self-care, and decrease your stress levels. Here are a few tips and tricks you can try, in order to stress less and recharge your spirit.
Financial self-care is forming habits to achieve financial goals and learning how to save money. If you are a new mom, you can exercise financial self-care by putting away money for savings every month, developing a budget, and sticking to a debt- management strategy.
Blended families are prominent throughout the U.S. Statistics say that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and about 50% of children live with one biological parent and a stepparent. Navigating conflicts in blended families can be extra challenging. Here are some tips to help prevent and resolve conflict.
One of the most challenging issues that comes up while expecting is navigating our baby weight gain. In the past we may have struggled with our weight, or have religiously been able to maintain our
Going on a vacation while pregnant can feel boring. There’s so much you can’t eat, drink, or try out because it’s bad for the baby. But as people become more comfortable traveling and more things open up, a trip to New York City can end up being the perfect vacation for expecting mothers. Whether it’s your […]
With vaccinations rolling out, social gatherings are starting to get back to normal. Check out Dr. Gramma Karen’s recently rekindled annual Ladies’ Luncheon, where she discusses the effects, good and bad, of the pandemic.
My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.
As we approach Mother’s Day a year into the pandemic, it is more crucial than ever to truly take care of ourselves as moms. Self-care ideas are typically working out, taking a bath, reading a book, scheduling a girls’ night, or a massage. Although all of those are important and should still be something to do—let’s take it a step further. Given the year we have had most of us are emotionally depleted. I would truly spend time reflecting on the type of mom you want to be and what you truly need for self-care. Taking a break from cleaning, working and being constantly “on” to recharge, reflect, have fun, and decompress helps ourselves and our family.