How to cope with illness

How to cope with illnessI sat on the hard linoleum floor at 2:30 a.m. rocking my 3 year-old while I waited for his nausea to pass. I had been up with him for a couple of hours already and exhaustion was beginning to set in. He settled down into my lap and eventually drifted off, no longer clutching his tummy. I finally tucked him back into his bed around 3 and prayed he would sleep the rest of the night.

As I slipped back into my own bed to grab my first real sleep of the night, I knew my plans for the next day would be drastically different now. I drifted off to sleep, but was awoken again around 6:30 a.m. by another tummy ache, this time my 5 year-old. As my other children woke up one-by-one, they complained of Continue reading

Cultivating a positive body-image

Cultivating a positive body-imageSaggy boobs. Jiggly belly. C-section scars. Stretch marks. Nursing boobs.

The body you had before having your kids is likely not the same as the one you have after, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a positive body-image. It doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate your femininity, even if you have to adjust your thinking a bit.

Having a positive body-image is a powerful feeling that will translate into many areas in your life. It gives you confidence in yourself, which will give you confidence in your decisions, work and family. Continue reading