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Marriage Self-Care

When Mama Feels Sick

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have not been feeling well, and I find it’s incredibly difficult to shake an illness as a mom. We are already severely sleep deprived, under nourished, and lacking in adequate time for self-care. Once infected, we struggle to fight the additional internal battle. …

Food

An Open Bottle of Rosé

I haven’t been feeling great the past couple of days, and I told Yev I wanted to write my article right after dinner, while the girls watch a movie and wind down before bed. I usually get 5 hours of sleep, 6 if I’m lucky, and it’s just not enough.…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Rough Days, Exercise Droughts, & Pottytraining

Motherhood is HARD I’m just struggling, every day, as a mom. Is this normal? -Tuckered Out Mama Dear Tuckered Out Mama, I think it can be very normal to go through trying periods as a mom. I find that every three months, my girls make huge development strides, and I…

Body Image

The Post Baby Body

I’ve been having a rough couple of days with my post baby body. Sometimes I could care less that I have stretch marks and extra skin, and sometimes it actually begins to affect my self-worth. I’ve yet to experience another attribute that allows me to devalue myself, quite like weight…

Pregnancy

The Impact of Delivery

I’ve had a couple of moms tell me recently about how they delivered their child in like an hour and a half from start to finish and never had time for an epidural. I’ve heard of moms who almost delivered in the car or the hospital hallway. It’s made me…

Motherhood

SuperMom to WorstMom

Today was the kind of day where I felt like supermom by 11am and the worst-mom-ever by 5pm. It began with a trip to preschool with all three children. My mom usually watches baby V, while I drop the girls off, but she was busy today. So I got there…

Self-Care

Christmas on my Mind

I know I’m WAY too early, but I’m already really excited about Christmas. And it’s not because of pumpkin spice. I mean, I LOVE pumpkin everything, but it can be hard to find gluten-free options that are yummy.  I’m excited because I feel like the girls are finally getting old…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: MIL, Household Chores, & Siblings

The Mother-in-Law who keeps on coming So I just had a baby, and my MIL has been coming over all the time to “help.” I’ve asked her to check with me before coming over, but she just shows up whenever she wants, saying something like, “Oh I forgot to tell…

Family Marriage Self-Care

5 Ways to Keep Calm in the Heat

With summer comes the heat waves, and I’m sure you’re thinking of ways to beat the heat. But there are plenty of posts about that: sit in a pool, use fans, drink cold beverages. What I want to talk about is how to maintain your relationships in the heat. If…

Pregnancy Self-Care

11 Ways to Get Through Morning Sickness

Let’s first begin by acknowledging that “morning sickness” is a plague upon women that can strike at any time, or in my case, it could be 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But from suffering comes perspective and from perspective comes wisdom. So let me impart what I’ve…