Tubby Blog

Get some rest!

After months of a consistent sleep schedule, last week I totally blew it. Our new products just came out and I've felt extra anxious about it. So to compensate, I have been staying up late and wasting time watching TV or working on useless projects. As a result my body, work, house, and family have suffered. 

One of the most valuable things a mom can do to show love to her family is to make being well rested a priority.

Letting go of shame as a mother

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.” - Brene Brown, Daring Greatly 

A few months ago I was at the gym picking my kids up from daycare. A women I've talked with a few times while on the treadmill came in to pick up her son after being called on the intercom. She was in the middle of potty training him and during his time in the daycare he had taken his pants down and peed in the corner of the gym play place. Every moms nightmare, right?

Saving my sanity as a mother

Last week my husband worked late almost every night, and most of our regular friends were on their own fun adventures out of town. It didn't take long before I started to feel discouraged and lonely. (This probably sounds familiar, right?)

I realized that because I was not taking care of myself like I needed to, my kids weren't getting the mom they deserve. This weekend I took time to reevaluate what I need to do everyday in order to be the best mom to my little ones. I made a list (you know me, I love my lists!), and came up with five things I needed to incorporate into our daily routine as a family so that I can be the kind of mom I want to be — happy, patient, and fun. 

Teaching our daughters to dream

Yesterday I spoke to a group of over 100 teenage girls ages 12-18. They were at a summer church camp and I was asked to come give a 45 minute presentation. I always agonize over speaking assignments, but I was especially wrought up about this one. My only hope was that I would say something that would help just one of these beautiful girls during such a volatile time in their lives. The night before I spoke I went into my four-year-old daughter's room while she was sleeping. She laid sprawled out across the bed breathing heavily. As I sat at the foot of her bed staring at her, the thought came to me that I should tell these girls just what I would want my own little girl to know. And so I did. Here's what I shared.