You know you can't be a perfect parent but there's that little voice in your head... If the birthday cupcakes you made (or bought) for school contain gluten or if you aren't following that parenting book's sleep schedule, you must be failing as a mother. I'll help you challenge these unrealistic self-expectations and discover how you're actually doing a great job.
There are the crazy, migraine-inducing societal expectations of mothers in American society, and then there are the dreams you have for your own life. Where you want to put your energy. What goals you have. How you want to present to the world. If you need help untangling them from the barrage of Instagram accounts, parenting books, and family advice that clutter your brain, I can work with you to bring forward what truly matters to you and how you can prioritize it.
The pressure to be constantly connected can feel overwhelming. Notifications, alerts, emails. It can lead to constant stress and a never-ending struggle to relax. Even when we are logged off, what we're missing often creeps into our minds, distracting us from being present in the moment.
Being aware of your need to balance your technology use is a great first step in the right direction. Through identifying how you want to spend your time and being more intentional with your technology, you can grow as a person in unexpected and amazing ways.
If you feel like you can't disconnect from your phone, laptop, or other technology device, you aren't alone. In this day and age, it's nearly impossible to not be logged on to something most of the time. But there are ways to take charge of your time and energy and set boundaries around your technology use. Doing so can lead to a more fulfilling and content life.