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Move On to Feel Better

I'll never forget taking my boys to Disneyland as a single mom about a year after my divorce. While it was exciting prepping for trip, my heart was also heavy. David (my ex) and I had honeymooned in Disneyland and always dreamed of our first trip there as a family with our kids. We no longer had that family, and I mourned the loss. We even talked (and cried a little) about it the night before the boys and I left as they were saying goodbye to their dad. It was very hard to look forward at that point instead of looking back, but I knew I had to.

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Controlling Your Emotions When Dealing With Your Kids

I used to be a yeller. When my kids were little, honestly I was even a screamer. Especially after my divorce, it became increasingly difficult to control my emotions and maintain my patience with my children. I actually had a moment where I sort of "hit a wall" and realized that I really had to get things under control for the sake of my boys and to maintain some sort of positive relationship with them (because it began to feel, to them and to me, like all I ever did was yell at them). Maybe you can relate, especially if you're a single parent and trying to bear the emotional, financial, and physical challenges that go along with that.

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Self Care in the Midst of Crisis

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

This past weekend we were dealing with a bit of a crisis with one of our sons. It was stressful for everyone and I personally found myself unable to sleep and really not feeling like even getting out of bed, let alone shaving my legs, putting on makeup, or even eating. It's honestly a good thing it was the weekend, because I was able to "let myself slide" a little since I didn't leave the house.

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