MommySync – Page 13 – Connect & Thrive
Family Self-Care

Girl’s Day, Woot! Woot!

You might be asking yourself, what chocolatey goodness resides within that ramekin? The answer is L’ultime fondant chocolat, or in English, it’s basically a gluten-free chocolate soufflé. These were amazing. I ate all of mine and half of my mom’s, while she wasn’t looking. Being gluten-free can sometimes be really difficult,…

Motherhood

Toddler Talk

Having twin toddlers is rough, but their cute, little, adorable attempt at talking melts my heart. R is super verbal, and L is still working on it. Here are a few of my favorites. Poopoos: Because poop obviously needs to be plural 😆 Shampoop: 😂 Gets me every time Big Truch: The amalgamation…

Motherhood

Mom Shaming Makes Me Sick

I was looking through Facebook today, and I clicked on a mommy article with almost 800 comments. I always tell myself I won’t do this because it’s infuriating, but I’m also curious about current hot topics for moms. As I scrolled through the comments about #breastisbest vs. #fedisbest, I was…

Self-Care

Becoming a Writer

I’ve had a few people ask me how I got into blogging, and the short answer is Dublin circa 2007. I spent my Junior Year abroad in Ireland, and it became the most influential year of my life. It reformed my character and created my adult identity. The Jacque who…

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…