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Body Image Family Self-Care

Loving Myself Enough to Break the Cycle

What are some of your insecurities and deep wounds? What behavioral and emotional cycles do you unwillingly repeat? My husband and I often speak about maladaptive intergenerational patterns we’ve acquired and how we want to change them. We both believe in the importance of therapy and introspection, and we’ve spent…

Motherhood

Does Time Out Really Work?

My head is ringing and the backs of my eyes hurt. This is pretty much a constant right now. The toddler tantrums are taking a toll on my body, mind, and spirit, and I’m sleeping less than ever! These girls keep me on my toes, and I rarely get to…

Family

Meet the Russians

I think it’s time you finally meet the Russians. They’re my in-laws! They are loud, large, and in charge. It’s wonderful! I always wanted to marry into a giant family with lots of extended relatives and lots of great parties. Well I got my wish when I married Yevgeniy. I…

Family Marriage

When Enough is Enough

Do you ever feel unappreciated as a mom? Do you ever feel like you do everything? I cycle through these feelings intermittently, as a mother and a wife. I know that my husband loves me, and that theoretically he appreciates me. He’ll tell everyone how amazing I am and how…

Motherhood

Superhuman Mombilities

All right ladies, let’s talk about our superhuman mombilities. That’s right, mombilities. Every single one of us is a super hero. We actually have abnormally heightened senses, and I’ve listed mine below. HEARING Listening while sleeping: I always try to nap when my kids are napping. It hasn’t been happening…

Papa Posts

Changing Gears

I often get asked the same questions by new, expecting, or prospective parents. “What is the toughest part of being a parent?” “What’s the toughest part about having twins?” Parenthood presents plenty of different challenges for everyone; they differ, as do the skill sets of each parent to deal with…

Food

Gluten-free Foods that are Delicious

Being gluten-free isn’t that hard, until you want to chomp on a piece of toast, chow down on some pizza, or twirl  your pasta with a fork. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite gluten-free substitutes and an additional list of naturally gluten-free food. GF Substitues Gluten-free buckwheat bread from…

Self-Care

Breast is Not Always Best

I want to elaborate on yesterday’s article, The Good & the Bad of the Breastfeeding Movement. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many supplements we take, how many coaches we consult, or how we change our diet. As much as we yearn for it, as hard as we try, breastfeeding just…

Motherhood

The Good & the Bad of the Breastfeeding Movement

I think there are some wonderful aspects of the breastfeeding movement. I love that we are normalizing feeding in public. I whole heartedly believe we need to take a page out of Europe’s book about how beautiful the body is. In my experience, Americans tend to equate nudity almost exclusively…

Beauty

What Your Mascara Application Says About You

I have a theory that our mascara application is an analogy for how we live our lives. My roommate in college and I spent so much of our time in the the bathroom getting ready, and I noticed she always put her mascara on the same way. She would glide…