• Mom Life

    How to Stress Less and Be More

    Mommyhood and stress go hand-in-hand.  Whether you stay at home with your kids, whether you work, or whether you have one or five kids, you have stress.  In my last post, I wrote about my struggles with perfectionism as a working mom and my goal to stress less.  Unattainable?  Maybe.  But who doesn’t love a challenge?  It’s an especially timely goal as my graduate school classes gear up again this week. If you’re anything like me, the more you add to your plate, the higher the stress.  Keeping the tiny humans we created in line is plenty in and of itself.  But when you add marriage, work, personal goals, and…

  • Mom Life

    Working Mom Life is a Work in Progress

    You know those days when nothing seems to go right?  That’s the day I was having.  No sleep the night before and after working all day, I decided to make a “quick” stop at Wal-Mart.  Except that there’s no such thing as a “quick” stop at Wal-Mart.  It’s actually a lie I tell myself to avoid driving by the exit and instead opting for pizza AGAIN.  “It’ll be different this time.  I just need to get a few things.  In and out.  I promise,” I mutter to myself as I pull into a parking spot.  All lies.  Wal-Mart at 4 p.m. on a weekday is always short on cashiers and…