Happy Mother’s Day, Now What’s Next?

Self-care for busy moms First of all I would like to wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! What a great day for us to have some relaxation and rest while we bask in the glory of our children. If you are one of those who doesn’t get any basking,Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day, Now What’s Next?”

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It’s Chicken or the Phone. You Decide.

A beautiful child lies sleeping in my bed. I watch him quietly, controlling my breathing so I don’t wake him up. He’s perfect; an Angel. I roll slightly to my right side. His eyelashes flutter and his eyes fly wide open. “Mama. I’m bored, give me breakfast. Where’s my phone?” Downstairs, I hand him aContinue reading “It’s Chicken or the Phone. You Decide.”

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Fat is Not a Bad Word

(Mom is Fat) I recently received some money and was so happy that I could afford to purchase some clothes. I went about my online shopping all giddy, dazzled by all the choices I found in the new plus-size women’s clothing arena. I had never seen so many options before! So I picked out aContinue reading “Fat is Not a Bad Word”

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No Pants, No Bus Ride

Have you ever had one of those days where you call your kid out from school simply because he has no clean pants? If the answer is yes, then you may be a little bit like me. I’m talking about being overwhelmed. It’s something that happens to a lot of us at some point. However,Continue reading “No Pants, No Bus Ride”

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Pushing Your Creative Boundaries

By Andrea Watson April 4, 2021 Here we are at the beginning of a second year of covid. Most of us are feral by now, life is completely turned upside down. Political turmoil rules the land. There are new rules, new norms. Some of us have been so immobilized by our depression that we canContinue reading “Pushing Your Creative Boundaries”

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Daylight Savings: Could it Possibly Suck Any More?

By Andrea Watson March 15, 2021 Yesterday I woke up, became thoroughly confused, heard my son tell me that the clocks changed and immediately went on a hunt to find out what day it was. I learned that I had woken up on Octember 42nd, 1872 and the time was precisely Reeeeeeeeeebraplahnarumphle. I was disheartenedContinue reading “Daylight Savings: Could it Possibly Suck Any More?”

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Poverty and Mental Health

By Andrea Watson March 14, 2021 It’s time for the stimulus package to roll out and most of us are super excited. Over the last year, while covid has run rampant, most of us have seen a decrease in our income. Even those people who are used to living comfortably have been dipped into theContinue reading “Poverty and Mental Health”

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Why Stress can be a Good Thing

Deconstructing the Myth By Andrea Watson March 12, 2021 Before we begin, I have one thing to say to you. Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Remember that. So, what is stress? Most of us think of it as one category of horrible, bad stuff that can ruin your health and wellness. But that’s not accurate.Continue reading “Why Stress can be a Good Thing”

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Brain Plasticity and You

By Andrea Watson March 12, 2021 Did you know that your brain is able to change its own structure and function, adapting as you go throughout your life experiencing things? This is called neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity. Yes, the human brain is a marvel. Your experiences are the key to this transformation, not just theContinue reading “Brain Plasticity and You”

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