You Mother…

I’m walking down a corridor in a popular mid-town mall with a couple of my best friends when we pass an adorable baby with endless chub. Then it suddenly occurs to me- I also have one of these. I, too, am a mother. This scenario always happens when I least expect it. It’s an odd feeling, as if it only just occurred to me that I also created human life. “Someone actually let you be a mother?” is a thought that pops into my head every single time; like I needed permission to push a 10 lb. meatloaf out of my own vagina. No, there is no aptitude test for parenthood. One day you’re not a parent and the next day, well, you just are. Here is a quick synopsis of what actually happens in the process (in case you weren’t aware): Continue reading

Seriously, How Much Meaning Can You Give a Sweatshirt?

Alright here’s the deal, it’s the end of January and already I feel like I have been more successful this year than I was ALL of last year. Literally. As you know, I have been on a mission to be more positive this year (a little more joy sprinkled in never hurt anyone either). I have been working on eating healthier, following a regular workout regimen and blogging more. So far, so good. There was really only one more thing left- Continue reading

Let It Shine

Ever get the feeling that time is slipping through your fingers and all you can do is watch in motionless horror? It’s the second week into 2019 and already I’m in a panic thinking about all the things I still have to do before I return to work in October- after my luscious 18-month maternity leave. If I looked up studies on mood levels around this time of year, I get the feeling they’d likely note that this is the week when all the excitement of the New Year dips low and all the goals we made for ourselves start to go by the wayside. We start to get suffocated by the clouds rolling in and instead of the New Year “I can totally do this” attitude, we might slowly transition into the “but can I really?” phase.

When I feel these negative feelings creeping in I try to be proactive in recognizing it, calling myself out on it and doing what I can to practice gratitude in order to stay positive. This is, of course, easier said than done. Here are some ways I have found helpful to combat these impulses from dragging me under. Continue reading

Are You Going to Eat That?

So I started a new workout routine and I must say it’s going well (albeit I am only a few days in but hey, I could be feeling worse)! Actually, let me rephrase that because I don’t want the focus to be on weightloss or the perfect workout routine- I simply started a different way of living in order to build endurance and feel positive energy again. When I was pregnant with my daughter my eating habits fluctuated drastically. I went from Continue reading

Unstick Me

Here we are, it’s 2019 and the new year is already in progress. No joke, a couple days ago I did what I feel only a senile person would do- I was in the process of deciding how I wanted to spend our NYE and mid-sentence turned to my husband to ask him what year we were in. I guess I could have taken a moment to calculate the answer myself (or google it… my, how times have changed), but it was the act of even having to ask; the fact that I had forgotten what year we were in, despite having been fully immersed in it for 365 days, was hard to reconcile. Continue reading