Finding Quiet Time for Mental Health:  Tested Strategies for Self-Care and Mental Wellness in Motherhood

Finding Quiet Time for Mental Health: Tested Strategies for Self-Care and Mental Wellness in Motherhood

In my previous post, I mentioned that things have been a bit chaotic in our household lately.  From meeting work deadlines to family dance recitals to helping my husband recuperate from jaw surgery.  It’s been quite a lot.  I’m fairly certain that I’m not the only mom out there trying to do it all while …

A Safe Space:  Validating and Acknowledging Children’s Thoughts and Emotions

A Safe Space: Validating and Acknowledging Children’s Thoughts and Emotions

One of the things I have learned (and am still learning) in this parenting journey is that children have a ton of thoughts and emotions. Just like adults, sometimes those thoughts and emotions can get overwhelming and they need someone to talk to. They also need someone safe who will just “listen”. In those moments, …

National Black Maternal Health Week:  Q&A with Kesha Grant, RN, Doula, and Author

National Black Maternal Health Week: Q&A with Kesha Grant, RN, Doula, and Author

Guys, I am so excited about this week’s post! April 11-17th is National Black Maternal Health Week, and if you have followed me for any time, you know that I have expressed concerns about the staggering 234% mortality rate of black women in childbirth (like here) and the decision of so many in the black …