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Mommy Burn-Out Part 2

There is no doubt that parenting is the biggest full-time job there is. You are the bottom line of responsibility and that can be a difficult weight to carry – especially when you’re up at 4:00 am for the fourth night in a row with a child who is hacking and coughing and you know you have to be up at 6:30 for work. There are some things that you can do to help maintain your energy level and bolster the reserves, but don’t forget the basics like making time to sleep and actually eating real meals. It sounds simple, but too many parents lose the basics. Continue reading

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Mommy Burn-Out… Eek!

I am honestly awe-struck by how well Laura juggles the responsibility of a full-time career and three busy kiddos at home, and I’d like to share some of the things that I observed in her that I think would be useful for the other mommies I see. Don’t worry, my next post will also be health-related things you can try, not just parenting things. Mostly I want to say bless your hearts – it truly takes a special person to be a great parent. We all have the mechanical equipment necessary to create a child, but I think very few people have the grace and strength to actually parent that child well. So here is what I’m going to call “Laura’s List for Avoiding Mommy Burn-Out.” Continue reading

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When it rains…

Everything really does happen at once, doesn’t it? This is all about those days when you feel like screaming.

Here are my tips and tricks about staying balanced when you’re running 12 steps behind your life. Continue reading

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On limits and New Years Resolutions…

The terror of New Years Resolutions is upon us. This year, I’m trying for attainable, for a change. Therefore, my personal resolution is to listen more to my body. It sounds simple, but just like every other resolution, it isn’t. Continue reading

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Doing It Myself. Hmm.

We humans are funny animals, and we seem to choose our priorities partly because of what is really important to us and partly because of fear of failure. I can see my patients making excuses for not exercising when they’re trying to lose weight because they are afraid of failing. If they don’t exercise and don’t lose weight then they can blame the failure on all the things that ‘kept them’ from exercising Continue reading

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