8 Quick and Easy Self-Care Lifehacks
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8 Quick and Easy Self-Care Lifehacks

“Ok, your turn!” I cheerily exclaim while wrestling my squirmy toddler to the ground for a diaper change first thing in the morning, her 8-month-old brother watching us with amusement as he happily chews on a dog toy… Needless to say, things only get more chaotic from there! Between chasing babies, toddlers, and puppies all day, I’ve learned that it takes some creativity to fit in self-care. And we’ve talked about self-care in the sense of taking time to do things that make you feel refreshed, even if only for a couple of minutes. But today I want to talk about some practical tips that you can use, especially when you are busy! Before I dive in, I want to reiterate that self-care can and…

We’re All Struggling But At Least We’re Not Alone- The Secret’s In The Solidarity
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We’re All Struggling But At Least We’re Not Alone- The Secret’s In The Solidarity

We’ve all been there- scrolling through Facebook when you see a post from one of your mom friends about their latest craft project, or how well behaved their kiddos were in church today, or how motherhood is a constant bundle of sunshine and roses. And you can’t help but feel a tiny gut punch. Immediately, thoughts like “how do they have time for that stuff,” or “why won’t my little one behave like that,” or even “why is this mom thing so easy for her while I’m over here s.t.r.u.g.g.l.i.n.g.?” creep into our minds before we can stop them. As it happens, I’ve recently found myself on the other side of that situation. A couple nights ago I posted some pictures of a few items…

Finding Grace Through Chaos
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Finding Grace Through Chaos

Today I am having “one of those days.” At first, everything was going along just fine. My 7 month old and I woke up, had some good quality snuggle time, and then I hopped in the shower. We were headed to a mom’s group and I didn’t want us to be late (ok I’m perpetually late… what I mean is I didn’t want us to be later than usual.) As I got out of the shower, I looked at the clock… no time to dry my hair! I threw it up in a messy bun with a bit of frustration- now I’ll have to re-wash my hair again if I want it to be styled in any other way… but oh well, not that big…