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Family

The Aftermath

In the wake of illness and fatigue, the vacation laundry still needs to be done. I spent the last two days sleeping during nap time, but today, the cleaning beckoned. We had clothes strewn about every corner of the house because my children had gotten into our duffle bags, under…

Self-Care

I Need a Vacation from my Vacation

I spent a wonderful weekend away, but now I’m exhausted. My house looks like a hurricane ripped through it. I’m sitting here with yogurt stains on my pants, courtesy of baby V. The sickness that threatened my health last week, has claimed it this week. I’m a bit of a…

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.…

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…

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…

Motherhood

The Pressure of Being Mom

I’ve found that one of the hardest parts of being Mom is the pressure to always figure it out. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t the go-to for all answers. Sometimes I wish I could just hand my screaming child over to someone else to put to sleep. Why does Mom have…