MommySync – Page 7 – Connect & Thrive
Family Marriage

Parenting as a Team

I used to always get really excited about holidays because it meant time off to spend with my friends. Now, I’m excited Yev has work off, but holidays can definitely stress me out. It often means we’ll be at someone else’s house, chasing our kids around for the better half…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Neighbors, Bridesmaids, & Bath Time

The neighbor who never leaves So, I have this neighbor who stops by unannounced for at least an hour, and it’s often during the worst times. We’ll be in the middle of dinner, or my kids will be screaming. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I try to…

Self-Care

5 Ways to Cope for the Overwhelmed Mommy

I’ve found myself struggling to keep my patience with the girls these last few days, and I’ve noticed this almost always has more to do with me than them. So I’ve put together a short list of things we can do as moms to find a little respite, even if…

Family

The Burden of the Living

After yesterday, I’ve walked around all day, thoughtful, heavy, broken. And I continue to think about how the burden of death remains among the living.  The pain of death is only felt by those who survive. I used to think that funerals and memorials were ridiculous because why spend time,…

Family

9 Months to Live

I lost someone I loved today. And as I sit here writing to you, sipping on my delicious maladaptive coping skill, I reminisce, and I suffer. I yearn for that final hug and exchange of words now forever left unsaid. The cancer ravaged her body in 9 months from detection…

Ask Jacque

ASK JACQUE: Breastfeeding, PPD, & Miscarriage

Should I stop breastfeeding? I’m a fist time mommy and I adore my new baby. I have been breastfeeding for 7 months now, with the occasional bottle of formula here or there. I had always planned on breastfeeding until at least one year but I am starting to feel like…

Family Food Papa Posts

Breaking Bread Together

As a growing family, it can be hard to manage everyone’s schedule, and our kids aren’t even three yet! As they get older and become busier, the chances of a shared family meal become slimmer. Statistically, family dinners are often relatively short, lasting around 20 minutes. Yet dining together as…

Body Image Food Pregnancy

Food is a Gift

I’ve struggled with my relationship with food for most of my life, but pregnancy had a huge impact. I learned that food is a gift, not the enemy. I spent several years, before becoming pregnant, with a nutritionist and therapist working through body image issues that stemmed from childhood. I…

Self-Care

The Power of Failure

To be honest, I don’t really believe in the word failure. What most people categorize as failure, I simply see as a learning opportunity and catalyst for change. Making mistakes is an integral part of making progress. It offers a backdrop against which we can measure our successes; it offers…

Body Image Self-Care

I Am Enough

Yesterday was a day of gratitude. Not only did we launch ASK JACQUE to extremely positive feedback, but I’ve also begun working on additional writing projects. And I just had a moment where I couldn’t believe this had all come about after simply four months of blogging. I am deeply…