• Struggling with your mental health after having a baby? Here's what I wish I knew when I had a newborn and how to know when you might need help.
    mental health,  sahm parenting

    Caring for Your Mental Health After Having a Baby

    Becoming a mom is a life-changing experience! Between the hormones of pregnancy, the physical trauma of birth (no matter how you did it), and the tortuous sleep deprivation of having a newborn, the initiation into motherhood can take a serious toll. Without proper knowledge, support, and care, your mental health can be affected before you even notice! Here are my tips, learned from experience, on how to care for your mental health after having a baby. My Story I had a rough pregnancy that completely upended my life (read more about it here). And after I gave birth, I needed another surgery three weeks later from being in extreme pain!…

  • How can you care for your mental health when your physical health isn't great? Read the tips to take care of yourself that I’ve learned from my struggles! | Fulfill & Thrive
    mental health

    Caring for Your Mental Health when Your Physical Health is Bad

    When your physical health isn’t great, your mental health can suffer, too. I know this personally, as I’ve struggled with IBS and migraines for the last few years. It’s difficult to keep yourself from falling into anxiety about your health. Or worse, depression about your current situation – I’ve experienced both! So how do you take care of your mental health when your physical health is bad? Read the tips I’ve learned from my own struggles. Prioritize True Rest If your physical health isn’t good, you need to let your body heal. That means avoiding stress, negativity, and any physical movements that might make things worse. When I have a…

  • Could the fear of failure be holding you back from achieving your biggest goals? Read to find out - and learn what to do about it!
    grow confidence,  mental health,  personal goals,  wahm life

    Is the Fear of Failure Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals?

    Let me ask you a question. Have you achieved that goal you’ve been working at for so long? You know the one I’m talking about – the goal you’ve had for months if not years, that will totally change your life once you reach it. I have a few of those myself! If you haven’t, this post is for you. Keep reading to identify if fear of failure is what’s keeping your from achieving your goals, and what to do about it. How to Know if Fear of Failure is Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals You can’t get started. If you find that you just can’t start working towards…

  • Being a mom can be so overwhelming. We take care of our kids, our husbands, and if we have time at the end of the day, ourselves! See how I went from being an overwhelmed mom to re-training my inner voice, finding time for myself, and having a plan to become a better me! | Fulfill & Thrive
    mental health,  sahm parenting

    Are You an Overwhelmed Mom?

    Being a mom can be so overwhelming. We take care of our kids, our husbands, and if we have time at the end of the day, ourselves! So how can we get rid of overwhelmed mom syndrome and feeling frazzled and worn out all the time? My Story I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression throughout my life, but my most recent low point was when my husband went away for work for months at a time and I was home with baby Emma. I didn’t have mom friends, I was exhausted, and I was so anxious about my hubby being away. I was the walking definition of an overwhelmed mom!…

  • It's easy to find yourself discontent, grumpy, or even downright angry as a SAHM. Momming ain't easy! But how can you stop feeling so irritated and become a happy stay-at-home mom, enjoying the opportunity to watch your kids learn and grow every day? Check out the best tips and tricks! | Fulfill & Thrive
    mental health,  sahm parenting

    How to Become a Happy Stay-at-Home Mom

    It’s easy to find yourself discontent, grumpy, or even downright angry as a stay-at-home mom. I think that’s due to the repetitive and thankless nature of our jobs! But how can you stop feeling so irritated and become a happy stay-at-home mom, enjoying the opportunity to watch your kids learn and grow every day? Check out my own personal tips, and leave me yours in the comments! Have a Mom Tribe Other SAHMs aren’t just great for weekday playdates, they know exactly what you’re going through. In fact, they probably find themselves feeling the same way! Find some time to just let it all out to a fellow mom –…