Life after having a Stillborn

Today is still-born awareness day. Our daughter, Aria Dawson, changed my life on May 19, 2011.   Too many women suffer in silence, because this topic is so uncomfortable.  Others don’t know how to help with the grieving process, so often times the Mother feels alone. I am so glad we have a day like today to bring awareness and support. I would have been lost without the support we received from the Funeral Home, the cemetery, the group SHARE who offered counseling, helped dress Aria and did molds of her hands and feet, and for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep for the beautiful pictures they did of...

25 Simple Self Care ideas

25 self care ideas

About two years ago I got very good at taking time for myself.  Before it was more of a thought –  “Ya, I probably should take time out for me.”  But it was usually just that.  A thought.  I knew self care was important.  I just didn’t realize how much I needed it. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball I started to take time at the end of each day to take a bath.  Life Changing.  That time to just escape away and be by myself to soak, listen to music, read...

How to be a Happier Mom – 10 steps

How to be a happier Mom

A happy Mom equals a happy house.  Do long days and long nights leave you with only enough energy to just get through the day?  Do you wish you had the energy to actually enjoy your day as a Mom?  Here are 10 tips to help you be a happier Mom, and to enjoy and celebrate your divine role. Here are 10 ways to be a happier Mom. 1. Have a schedule. Kids thrive on routine, and your day will go much smoother, and everyone will be much happier, if you set up a regular schedule and try to stick to it. 2. Get up early. This seems crazy when you are...