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Quiet Recharge

Hey mama.  How are you?  No, really, how are you?  Have you taken time to take care of yourself lately?  If not, you really should try to find time every single day to recharge yourself spiritually. Your the best mom, wife, partner, etc., when you're taken care of first. Set a goal to quietly recharge every day for a week for just 10 minutes and then adjust the time as you feel you need it.

Coping With Miscarriage

By Mindi Bullick

Mamas love their babies down to the very core of their being — even those babies they never meet. If you have experienced a miscarriage, you know it can be a painful, even heartbreaking, process. Here are a few things to think about:

Cute Halloween Costumes on a Budget

By Alie

Halloween is almost here! I’m excited to see pumpkins on every porch, bundle up in a warm sweater, and have a legit excuse to eat more chocolate. But as a mom, I dread spending $40 on a store-bought Halloween Ninja Turtle costume that will only be worn once or twice. And I don’t really do characters.

I know, I know...I’m such a buzzkill! But maybe you can relate? Money aside, I think Halloween is the perfect holiday to get your craft on, even if you’re not exactly a pinterest diva. And it doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful. I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite easy, budget-friendly costumes that you AND your kids will love.

First, here are some tips that have helped me over the years:

5 Mom Hacks For Feeling More Energetic

By Mindi Bullick

Mom Wanted: Must be willing to stay on her feet from morning to night, carry tubs of laundry up and down stairs, load and unload Costco groceries, produce ample milk from her personal fountain, make bunk beds, scrub bathrooms, clean windows, and mop up spilled milk — all while carrying a 30-pound primate on her hip.

No doubt about it. Being a mom is a physical gig.

No wonder you sometimes feel run down and exhausted at the end of the day! Here are 5 great tips for increasing your stamina.

Has becoming a Mom made you more creative?

By Koseli Cummings

Moms often talk about how busy, overwhelmed, tired, stressed, etc. their kids have made them, but what are the surprising things your kids have taught you? This article in The Atlantic is an interesting dive into how motherhood affects creativity.

Years ago, I heard Swiss Miss say in a talk that having her two kids has made her more creative. That really struck a chord with me and helped me rewrite the script in my head that said Kids limit you into How much can my kids expand my life? It's been an eye opening, sometimes frustrating, but an admittedly fun thing to try to figure out to develop the creative part of myself while being the best mom I can be.

What do you think? Has becoming a mom made you more creative? More driven? Harder working? More focused? More assertive?

P.S. Mother Mag's article on why mothers make the best workers is fascinating.

P.S.S. Hundreds of female artists that are also moms doing an Artist in Motherhood Residency