Category Archives: Making choices that work for YOU

Stop comparing yourself to other moms!

Stop comparing! It’s nasty business. It’s too easy to see another mom excelling in an aspect of parenting and then start to get anxious that we’re not doing it right or well enough. We notice and get concerned about this perceived “gap” and totally forget about our accomplishments. We think about the lady who seems so…

Asking for help creates a win-win (It really, really does!)

Tricia didn’t believe that asking for help would create a win-win. She thought she’d feel weak and like a pest and that her in-laws would feel burdened. She was wrong. Asking for help DOES create win-wins. Sometimes even a win-win-win! When Tricia was pregnant with her second baby, her husband was traveling for work most of each week…

It’s just a phase

Phases. We go through many of them as parents. Some breeze on by before we give them much more than a second thought. Others – whether or short or long-lived – cause us worry and occupy our minds and hearts as we’re trying to tell ourselves, “It’s just a phase.” We’re in a phase with…

Discovering your pregnancy image

As an expectant mom you have the opportunity discover your pregnancy image and to feel just as fashionable, professional, sexy, hot, punk-ish, athletic, and/or well-put-together as any other time in your life. However, it can seem like there are only certain images that are possible for pregnant women, images like matronly, cute, girl next door,…

Surrendering to pregnancy hormones (and how it can be empowering)

A few months into my first pregnancy, I woke up in a mood: a mood induced by pregnancy hormones. Wow, here it was. I felt totally out of control of my emotions. I was irritated and disappointed and no amount of rationalizing in my head or trying to distract myself could change it. I was…

Honoring each others’ choices

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Audaciously nourish yourself

Pregnancy is a great excuse to finally take good care of yourself! For some of us, and in this day and age where we women wear many hats, this is long overdue. Pregnancy is an excellent opportunity to consider not only the traditional ways to nourish yourself – get rest, be active, eat well –…

1 step forward and 3 steps back? Trust yourself.

Set backs happen. Sometimes they happen when we feel the least equipped to handle them. Often in the leadership training that I facilitate (along with being a Pregnancy Coach, I’m also a Training and Development Consulting and Business Coach), I share about the learning curve. Ah, the learning curve! I seem to more easily remember the…

Pregnancy coaching is it right for you?

When you’re pregnant, you take on a wide range of new responsibilities and emotions. A Pregnancy Coach can partner with you to help you navigate any number of situations. Those who benefit from coaching include: Women who have specific concerns about pregnancy. Pregnancy concerns run the gamut –  from gaining too much weight, to not…

YOU are THE authority on your kids

Experts are great. It’s great for us to be able to look to those who have studied and have years of experience in lactation, pediatrics, baby delivery, stroller manufacturing, parenting toddlers… whatever we’re dealing with, in the moment. Information and opinions are readily available and easily accessible in various formats these days. It’s great to have reliable, validated, thoroughly-studied advice…