self care for moms

15 Easy Ideas for Serious Self-Care

Whew! Where did September go? Between the scramble to get school supplies sorted, trying to get the kids settled back into their routines, random school mixers, and the kids’ activities starting up, I feel like I’ve been on the go ever since Labour Day. I’d love to say something like, “I’m spending the weekend getting organized and I’m going to …

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Making Friends as a Grown Up

A few years ago, I was at the rink for my daughter’s first hockey game of the season. As an introvert who’s shy and finds small talk super awkward, I always dread meeting new people, and I don’t consider making friends my forte. Still, I sat myself next to the other moms clustered rink-side and tried to become part of the conversation. …

How to Figure Out What You Really Want

It’s officially 2017. If you’re not raring to go, if you feel overwhelmed with everything you want to accomplish this year and aren’t sure where to start, if you know you want more for your life but don’t know how to proceed, then I have a solution for you: The Desire Map. The Desire Map is a book, yes, but it’s …

Why You Need Self-Care This Holiday Season

There’s a very simple reason you need self-care this holiday season, and that’s to manage your energy levels. Why do you need to manage your energy levels? So that you don’t lose your mind to stress, so that you can actually enjoy at least part of the holidays, and so that you can do whatever it is that you want to …