Altering a Negative Self-Image

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The images that we retain in our mind’s eye can fall anywhere between incredibly positive and horribly negative. Our horrible images are usually severe, exaggerated, and very negative in content. The trick is to literally reduce or shrink the negative images in size (i.e., form) and replace them with images that are grand in form and positive in content. This technique is used extensively in … [Read more...]

What I’ve Learned From Other Mothers

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As a society, we occasionally praise our moms for managing the tough job of raising children, but we rarely “allow” moms to express some of the personal challenges —the darker side—of motherhood without a critical ear.  As a society, we expect moms to be a certain way:  gentle, patient, affectionate, attentive, giving, caring, and full of the kind of energy that extends far and beyond what … [Read more...]

A New Year’s Resolution

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I can hardly believe it, but a new year is here. And if you’re anything like me, you are probably toying with the idea of making a few resolutions. Part of me hates the pressure attached to resolutions, especially if I proclaim these resolutions aloud. What would it say about me if I fail to fulfill my pledges? The other half of me needs to make some personal promises for the new year, whether I … [Read more...]

Where Did “Me” Go?

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Anyone who knows me or my story knows that I lost myself in those early years of motherhood because I didn’t know how to process my transition or what to do with feelings I never expected to have. At the time, I read dozens of articles looking for ways to help me adjust to a reality far different than anything I had ever known. I perused books on motherhood, childcare, and mental health (I thought … [Read more...]

Create Your List of “Rights”

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Just the other day while food shopping, I saw a mother standing approximately four feet from her shopping cart. Her toddler son was climbing vigorously about the car that was attached to the cart. She was standing still with her hands covering her mouth, looking haggard and miserable. Not sure if I should intervene, I timidly asked if she was all right. She looked at me with glassy eyes and said, … [Read more...]

Make Your Boundaries Clear

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In meeting the daily (and abundant) needs of their children, mothers tend to overlook the self within them that begs for attention. I think most moms do this. Don’t you tend to put yourself last? If you’re nodding “yes” then you should know that neglect often leads to a deterioration of self. That’s right. Your sense of self will begin to wane under the duress of neglect, and before you know it, … [Read more...]

Bringing Om “Home”

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As Thanksgiving nears, I wanted to share with you a guest post from travel expert, Kendra Thornton. Although Kendra's bio describes an accomplished woman in the field of travel and hospitality, she knows a few things about keeping herself mentally and physically balanced through the use of yoga. Because we focus on the importance of all moms pursuing their personal interests, talents, or ambitions … [Read more...]

What Have I Done?

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I like to joke with my best friend that I'm a fraud.  I preach about mom's self-care and ways to create boundaries so that a mom maintains her sense of self, happiness, and positive overall well-being....and what do I do?   I agree to get a puppy?  OMG.  A little crazy, especially at this time in my life with so much going on like posts to write, workshops to conduct, coaching calls to take,  and … [Read more...]

Practice Your Humor

Halloween seems like the perfect time to put away stress and embrace some fun.  You can pretend to be someone else (or something else) for a day. A little bit of fun can go a long way, which brings me to my next point.  Laughter is one of the best weapons against stress.  I know motherhood can get stressful and it's easy to lose your way and your humor amidst all the chores, demands, and … [Read more...]

What’s In A Logo

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It took me months to design a logo for In Mom's Corner, but as soon as I crafted this one, I knew it was right.  It was all about the swirl. The symbol within the boxed "M" means a few things to me. Mostly it means movement.  We, as mothers, are always moving. Yes, driving here and there; picking up this and putting away that; running this errand and coordinating that event.  It never seems to … [Read more...]