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It’s all about the perspective, they say. If you practice gratitude, you can decrease your anxiety… well, I call bull shit.  Do you know what happened to me when the world constantly tells us if you were just more grateful your anxiety wouldn’t be an issue?  I felt shameful about being so negative. I began […]

Why I Started Anti-Anxiety Medication

Christine Coughlin smiling at the camera near a river

Wellness

Curious Living, Motherhood, Wellness

110 side hustle ideas for moms

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Are you looking for a flexible side-hustle that works around #momlife? Check out this list to help get your creative juices flowing. Who knows, maybe your side hustle could even grow into your full-time hustle one day. 110 Side Hustle Ideas for Moms Enter your name and email address below, and 110 side hustle ideas […]

110 Side Hustle Ideas for Moms

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After years of running my mental health into the ground over the holidays, I realized I had to find another way to avoid passing the tradition of Mommy burnout onto my kids. I’ve been working hard to recalibrate our holidays so that I’m not broken come January and reached out to several local ladies and […]

Tips to Avoid Holiday Burn-out, Featuring The Panel

how to avoid holiday burnout

Motherhood, Wellness

Motherhood, Wellness

mothers mental health compassion

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When Maddie was tiny, she looked at me and asked: “Mommy, do you even love me?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The question shattered me. I wanted to whisper to my sweet girl, “yes, baby, with all my heart, I love you, but mommy doesn’t value herself.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We can never prepare ourselves for how our kids will shine a floodlight on the […]

Mommy, Do You Love Me?

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A few months ago, I came across the quote, ” The opposite of depression is vitality.” ⁣⁣It resonated deeply for me because I had been working so hard to rediscover my zest for life. ⁣⁣Flash forward to this COVID world, and I can feel my vitality slipping away and my inner critic fighting to retake […]

Momma’s Lost Her Groove

moms mental health

Motherhood, Wellness

Motherhood, Wellness

Christine Coughlin

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Last month, Christine called her husband (who was away for work) and couldn’t stop crying. Through tears, she said, “This isn’t working for me or our kids.” The “this” she was referring to is her stay-at-home-mom life—the life she’s been living for the last eight years. “Every bit of me wanted to be a mother, […]

The Women We Know: Feature

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We were several weeks deep in trading illnesses back and forth between the five of us. My skin was burning and itching with a severe flare-up of psoriasis. We’d just been blindsided with unexpected health news, and the next steps felt unclear. ⁣⁣The thought came that may be slipping under the bathwater would be easier […]

Why I Started Blogging

a mother and an 8 year old girl hold the hands of a little girl and swing her into the air.

Motherhood, Wellness

Motherhood, Wellness

parenting in a pandemic

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The day the pandemic was announced, I sat in my dining room, flooded with shame. ⁣⁣My first thoughts were how I would survive with my three kids and no escape to recharge.⁣⁣How had I become the type of mother when faced with a global pandemic that panicked about spending large amounts of time with her […]

Pandemic Parenting

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Since she was a tiny little thing⁣⁣, my Maddie Mae has been a fashionista.⁣⁣⁣She’s always had a knack for putting together outfits in wonderfully unique ways and then strutting around confidently in her choices. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Recently, on a pink tutu, glitter-riffic, floral bomber kind of day, her self-doubt made it feel impossible to get out of […]

Self-Acceptance Inspired by a Tiny Fashionista

self acceptance inspired by a tiny fashionista

Motherhood, Wellness

Curious Living, Motherhood, Wellness

Is it a mid-life crisis or mid-life awakening?

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That is my first grey hair. Is that a milestone? Should I send it to my mom for a special place in my baby book? ⁣⁣⁣⁣I think no, but it does symbolize the beginning of a fascinating new chapter.⁣⁣You see, I’ve been over here having my” Eat, Pray, Love” moment, except mine was more cry, […]

Is Oversharing the New Mid-Life Crisis?