You Are Good Enough: Anti Resolutions for 2018

New Years is probably my favourite holiday. I like any excuse to take stock of my life, any chance to pivot toward being better. I usually love making resolutions. Most years, I vow to lose weight, get in shape, and get my mental health in tip-top working order. Every year, I think I will finally […]

Announcing the Happy Go Mama Newsletter!

Olin was hitting buttons on my keyboard, and I`m still trying to figure out how to get my punctuation correct. So bear with typos today 😉 I`ve been reluctant to start a newsletter. I hate being spammed weekly with discount codes and new lists. I always feel like I`m signing up to have the discomfort […]

Why You Need To Leave Your Kids: Lessons From Taking A Break

It’s amazing how, after a few days break, you can parent so much better. The grinding annoyances of parenthood are less oppressive. You have enough space to realize that it is a stage. You remember the you before kids, and you can keep that person in mind so that they will be there after kids. You can can take the long, guiding view of your kids versus the short, reactive view. 

DBT Skills for Parents: DEAR MAN for Confrontation and Making Requests

I will admit, I feel like a bit of a fraud discussing this. I am not great at asking for help or confronting someone. But asking for help or having a confrontation happens regularly, especially in parenting. As a parent of young kids, we may not see this every day, but as they get older, […]

Bali Bali Bali! 

I tried to think of a better title, but this is all my mind is saying right now.  Nick and I are off for a 10 day trip to Bali and Singapore. We would not have taken it if we didn’t have a wedding to go to, but boy am I glad we did. We […]