Given our current circumstances, there is a thick fog of anxiety and uncertainty floating about. Some children are hearing information from friends, in school meetings, on TV, or maybe even overhearing adult conversations at home. Information is gleaned and stored...
Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains. Sounds delicious! There are so many diet recommendations out there, I decided to learn more about a vegan diet. After learning about it, I wanted to try it out. I decided to eat...
Almost all new moms struggle with the "new mom anxiety" phase. Am I feeding the baby too much? Not enough? Is the baby getting enough sleep? But what if the baby sleeps too much, should I wake them up...
My husband often wonders what it is that I need a “break” from as a mother of three girls five and under. After thinking about the question, I have finally come up with an accurate response: “I need a...
Dear Confidence, You are and always have been the love of my life! A love like ours doesn’t get forgotten, nor does it lessen with time. For 30 years I have pined for you and yearned for you. My dearest...
Most people who know me know that I am a talker. I doubt that anyone would ever label me as shy. However, the one time that I did not talk enough caused a health issue I had going on...

Meditation for Moms

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Some people refer to this time of year as "most wonderful." Not me. Nope. This season is more stress on top of my regular stress. Do this, go here, keep that smile on your face. Keep a jolly attitude,...
OK Mamas, it’s test time. You won’t need your No. 2 pencils or your college-ruled paper. But you’ll need to focus on the most important woman you know. Ready? Let’s go. Please answer the following question: Who are you? Stop. What was the...
I lost over 145 pounds after my two pregnancies. Yes, you read that right. I lost over 145 pounds after my two pregnancies (83 pounds one time, and 63 pounds the other). And yes, you could say that I'm...
I learned to practice Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from social workers at the University of Michigan in the group therapy setting. For five years I attended a group designed to teach pregnant women and new mothers the skills of DBT....
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Detroit City Street Art: A Passion Project for Today’s World

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Passion projects seem to be all the craze. I understand why, too. What better time to adopt a passion project than during the throes...