When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me a set of Guatemalan worry dolls. I kept them on the windowsill above my bed and used them when I was feeling anxious. My grandmother told me that I should take the dolls out of their box and share my worries with them. One at … Continue reading A Tool to Battle Worry – for children and adults, alike!
Are you planning a 4th of July gathering or just looking for fun thematic products for your children? Look no further! Below are patriotic books, toys, plush creatures, clothes, accessories, and party favors. Enjoy and Happy Independence Day! BOOKS: What is the Statue of Liberty? Fourth of July Cheer Curious George Parade Day Elmo Doodle … Continue reading 4th of July – Books, Toys, Favors, and More!
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Postpartum Support International (PSI)! I will be participating in one of their events, a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) discussion panel, this Friday, May 18th. The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in … Continue reading Postpartum Support International 30th Anniversary Events – Playing Monopoly with God
Like many parents these days, we live several hours away from our closest family member. Thankfully, modern technology helps us stay in touch and allows Muffin Man to remotely interact with family! In order to help him learn and remember his long-distance family members, I created him this homemade photo album. "Reading" his album is … Continue reading DIY Toddler Photo Albums
Today, my self-worth is not measured in pounds or inches. Health and wellness are important to me, but fitting into an old pair of jeans is not.
We may have found a breakfast that Muffin Man loves more than muffins (gasp!) This breakfast "burrito" is as quick and easy as an omelet, with a sweeter twist! I hope you enjoy this as much as we do Recipe Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 egg 2 … Continue reading Fruity Breakfast “Burrito”
I recently shared my experience of having a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) following the birth of my son. In my case, the symptoms appeared while I was still in the hospital and continued, without appropriate treatment, for nearly a year. Upon receiving the intervention I needed, I began my journey to recovery. I … Continue reading Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Did Not Break Me