Summer is in full swing and the kids are having a blast! What about you? Do you carve out fun time for yourself or do you feel guilty about leaving the kids behind for a weekend, a day, or even an afternoon?
riday, December 14th 2012 was a day I’m not sure I will ever forget. A day of incomprehensible horror and loss and a day in which my fear grew as a parent along with the uncomfortable reality that there is only so much I can do to protect my child. On that very day, almost one year a go, my parenting perceptions and ideals were hastily challenged and changed.
Like many women before me, and since me, I have recently had to cope with and embrace a new normal while dealing with prenatal loss.
Guest blogger Jennifer Helms shows moms doable tips for taking care of themselves. She shares with us her own personal experience of rediscovering herself and tells it like it is. You will love her direct one-mom-to-another writing style!
As we head into the holiday season, a season of giving and doing for others, I invite you to look at giving and doing in a another context as well – giving and doing for yourself, or in Parent Coaching Institute-speak “self-care”.