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When you visit Walking on Mom you’ll find motivation, support and thought-provoking stories about mental health, wellness, life with little people and much more. We’ve all had that feeling at one time or another of being run over by life. Sometimes it feels like we are barely back on our feet again before being bowled over by the next big thing. But with support — the voice of a friend, the story you read that hits you in the gut because it feels just like you — we dig deep, stand back up, dust ourselves off and keep moving forward. At Walking on Mom we’ll move forward together.

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  • A guide to kids birthdays, the first five years

    Birthdays can be a wild and pressure-filled mine field for moms. In the world of Pinterest, overdone thematic décor and overpowering social pressures to feel like you’re “giving the best,” here are my thoughts on the birthday party scene. Birthday parties, the first five years The Birth Day The actual day the baby is born is […] The post A guide to kids birthdays, the first five years appeared first on […]

  • The 4-7-8 breathing technique to calm anxiety, curb cravings

    Breathing. Seems natural enough. We do it without much thought. But our breath isn’t just a passive means to keep living. How we are breathing can be an indicator of our state of mind: worried or relaxed. And breathing the wrong way can make us feel worse. But the cool thing is, we can control some of our […] The post The 4-7-8 breathing technique to calm anxiety, curb cravings appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Celebrate small victories to be a better parent

    It’s the small victories. Give yourself credit. A break. Be kind to yourself. These are things people have said to me, that I’ve said to others, when we’re in stressful times. But what does that mean? Parenting can make us question ourselves, doubt ourselves, and worry that we can’t do anything right. And when we […] The post Celebrate small victories to be a better parent appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Hey you, angry mom, you’re not alone with your anger

    Anger. I’d never thought of myself as an angry person. But then I had kids and wow, did that change and knock me over. Anger can have a few roots. For me, it has been part postpartum mood issues, part aging hormones setting me adrift. But part of it is also not paying attention to my triggers, or […] The post Hey you, angry mom, you’re not alone with your anger appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Seven ways to meditate without meditating

    You think you should meditate. Everyone says it helps with anxiety. With Depression. With getting through life with little kids. You’ve done it from time to time. It was great. But you just can’t seem to make time for it on any sort of regular basis.  Meditation can be defined in some levels as narrowing your […] The post Seven ways to meditate without meditating appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • If You Liked ‘Inside Out,’ Get Parenting Book ‘Tears Heal’

    I hadn’t expected the emotional punch, or the tears that followed, when I watched Inside Out for the first (and tenth) times. The emotion, Joy, with her exuberance and compulsions, insisted on blocking or distracting or denying Sadness any connection to the child, Riley. Yet, in the end, Riley could only move through her struggles once Sadness was allowed […] The post If You Liked ‘Inside Out,’ Get […]

  • How a news fast can rescue your mood

      I first heard of taking a news fast about 15 years ago. I was in therapy for the first time after a round of panic attacks had me thinking I was dying or losing my mind or both. Fun times. It was there I learned of Dr. Andrew Weil and his book, 8 Weeks […] The post How a news fast can rescue your mood appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • So desperate for ‘me time,’ I scheduled surgery

    Me time. All alone. No kids. No husband. Just me, lounging around, reading, having my food and drinks brought to me, having my pillows fluffed. And pain killers. Does it sound like a dream vacation at a beach resort? Oh no. It’s not, but I couldn’t wait to get there nonetheless. It’s a hospital and […] The post So desperate for ‘me time,’ I scheduled surgery appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • When your older child’s emotions melt down

    What do you do when your older child’s emotions seem to melt down before your very eyes for seemingly ridiculous reasons? And you, as the parent, aren’t the best at communicating, either? Here is our story about how finding one little tool has helped us navigate these big emotions with respect and openness. Losing control of […] The post When your older child’s emotions melt down appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • These real food changes can help you feel better

    Real food. You need it. Your kitchen is still haunted by the ghosts of holiday-eating-with-abandon, and now you’re feeling blah. Since you’re feeling blah, you need help devising a plan to get more real food into your life. Real food. Not “meals” that comes in a box or two. But things that haven’t been freeze dried, injected with […] The post These real food changes can help you feel better […]