• As a Mommy,  As a Mrs.

    Finding Balance in 2018

    Some people find New Year’s resolutions to be stupid. Some think they’re a great way to start anew in some way. Personally, I side with the latter. I love the annual tradition of reflecting on the past year and finding opportunities to try something new, change old habits and set personal goals. Even if they fall through by February, at least it was an attempt at self-improvement, which I don’t see as a failure at all. It’s the philosophy of “Internal Locus of Control”, which emphasizes one’s own influence on one’s outcomes and experiences. Anyway, as I was reflecting over the past year, I thought about our transition from a…

  • As a Mommy

    3 Tips for Traveling with Little Passengers

    Traveling during the holidays can be stressful enough, but when you add kids to the mix it can get a lot more challenging. Since we’ve got two young ones this year, decided to take an early holiday, weeklong road trip up to our families in NY and CT before the chaotic Christmas travel weekend.  To add more craziness, we also decided to take the dogs with us instead of sticking them in doggy daycare! We made 4 separate stops to see family, which included unloading and loading the car several times. So we had us two parents in front,  a relatively new baby (2 months old) and a rambunctious toddler…

  • As a Mommy,  As an OT

    4 Self-Care Tips for New Moms

    So you had a baby, yay! But now you’re expected to take care of a baby AND recover from delivering a human into the world?! There are plenty of resources for how to take care of a newborn baby but not as many for how to take care of yourself. Sure they tell you how to deal with breastfeeding, sleep schedules (or lack of sleep), taking sitz baths, changing diapers, changing your OWN diapers, etc., but there are some things they left out. For example, the upper-backaches you’ll likely get from lifting the baby all day, or how your core strength will be completely shot. I wanted to share a…