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How to Know When I've Given Enough

How to Know When I've Given Enough
“How do I know when I’ve given enough? How much of me is for me and how much of me is for them? I still ask myself this question and my children are both grown!” 

Maven Mamas Blog: Q&A with Sara Lyon, Creator of The Birth Deck

Maven Mamas Blog: Q&A with Sara Lyon, Creator of The Birth Deck
I find myself trapped in a cycle of trying hard and then wondering if I’m trying hard enough. It’s stupid. I’m over it. It generates stress to no good end. I’m actively trying to retrain my brain for positivity: what am I succeeding at? It’s leaving more energy to enjoy my kids as well as my personal pursuits when I’m not working.

WHY JUDGE A MOTHER? Why Mom-Shaming is Destructive to Your Overall Energy

WHY JUDGE A MOTHER? Why Mom-Shaming is Destructive to Your Overall Energy
Today Sara talks about something that you probably don’t associate with mom fatigue, but is an ever-present factor in most of our daily lives:  Mom shame and mom guilt. Two sides of the same coin, both of which can really deplete our energy without us even realizing it.