Category: New Moms

How to Create Community

I am in a funk.  I just returned from Family Camp in Lake Tahoe (my happy place) and it was fabulous.  No cooking, dishes, driving, whining, or TV.  Just happy kids and happy parents and lots of time in nature. What’s hardest for me when I return home, is the isolation:  The kids and I, at … Read more…

I believed the propaganda

I confess. I believed it. The soft focus, the clean & pretty Mom, the happy baby, the dream that my life would soon be filled with love, peace & contentment.  And it was. And it wasn’t. I loved being a Mom and I LOVED my baby.  But suddenly, that was all I knew. I wanted to … Read more…

Are you a “bad mommy”?

As I walk through my house I see my daughter’s forgotten lunch box, my son’s forgotten jacket, a sink full of dishes and an overflowing hamper.  What I hear in my head is, “I’m a bad Mom”. My child is cold = bad mommy. My child is hungry= bad mommy. I’m a lousy housekeeper = … Read more…

What’s the deal with teen anxiety & depression?

What’s going on with kids and stress?  Today, children are reporting more anxiety, depression, and worry than ever before.   If you Google “stressed out kids” you will find advice to rearrange your child’s schedule, improve diet and increase exercise.  While this is valid, it’s not enough for me.  I like to understand the big picture … Read more…

2012 is gonna be easy!

I love a New Year.  A fresh start.  A clean slate.  Everyone working to improve their bodies, their finances, their relationships, their careers.  Hope, optimism, belief, determination- a life coach’s dream time. But where does it go come February? Here’s my list of the biggest killers of New Years Resolutions. 1-    Perfectionism:  I don’t mean … Read more…

Welcome to the Land of Crazy

Do you have friends telling you to take a break, relax, get a massage, hire a babysitter?  Do you have a doctor telling you your ailments are related to stress?  Or maybe you relax too much and your friends keep encouraging you to get out more, exercise, do something exciting.  It’s easier to notice other … Read more…

What good Moms do

My son was a challenging baby.  When we managed to get enough sleep to access some portion of our thinking brains, my husband and I determined he was easily over-stimulated, highly sensitive, highly active, had a sensitive digestive system so he was often uncomfortable, and had no trouble communicating all his feelings, LOUDLY. One day, … Read more…