• Health

    The Holy Grail of Motherhood

    Nothing like becoming fatally anemic to get a heavy dose of “Mom Time Out.” Spending some time in the hospital hooked up to fluids and a blood transfusion gave me plenty of precious minutes I don’t normally have to think about the other Type-A ladies out there who go, go, go without paying attention to the fact that they are literally and figuratively killing themselves in the process. The conversation with my doctor was pretty comical. She suggests what they all suggest. The Holy Grail of motherhood, the unicorn of four-leaf clovers: Self Care. I ask, “So, what does self-care look like on a daily basis? Can you give me…

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    One Year, One Word

    The January Hangover is a real thing. After months of planning, executing and surviving another magical holiday season, it ends like a down on a thistle. The kids are crazy-eyed, over-sugared and one sibling-rivalry away from a complete meltdown. And parents are left holding a lawn waste bag filled with hours of wrapping paper labor.  The Christmas lights need to come down in temperatures no less than 30 degrees colder than when they were put up. The loose Styrofoam that protects the sweet nativity looks like snow as the scene comes out of the box and like anthrax when it gets put away.  For a majority of us, the last…