All Blog Posts Tagged 'stress' (140)

We all are suffering from back pain

On the days I do not run, I have back pain. On the days I do run, I sometimes have back pain, but it seems like it is not as bad. My sweet husband helps rub my sore muscles for me, just as I rub his back when he needs it. He generally has tension in his lower back; mine is at the top.…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 12, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Vacationing at home

My son wants to know when we are going on vacation again. It is a subject he is highly interested in as of late. It may be because we've had some really memorable ones as a family and he wants to recreate the adventure, but my guess is that he just wants a break from school.…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

Stressing out right after your vacation

I think by now, most Americans realize they don't take enough vacation. There are plenty of stories out there telling us we don't use all our vacation time, and polls measuring how many people are going to take a vacation this year and even reminders that vacations actually boost…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 22, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

A letter to the Struggling Mom


  Being a woman, the title of this post alone is a very hard thing to admit to. Admitting that we struggle causes us to feel that we aren’t good enough or that we’ve failed in some form. But, I find it an appropriate time to be bold and reveal some of the thoughts I face on being…


Added by Mattelyn Harke on June 4, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Trying to stay put

We are about to move homes. Although my husband and I have moved lots of times together (we're experts at purging and packing), I've recently realized that this is the third time we've moved since having our son.…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 1, 2016 at 6:44am — No Comments

How to Reduce Stress: Stop Rushing Around All the Time

Rushing around all the time makes it feel like you're getting more done, but the truth is you're probably just getting more stressed out. I timed myself driving in a rushed way in the morning and in a relaxed way, and I only saved three minutes. What would happen if…


Added by Travis Ward on May 19, 2016 at 11:03pm — No Comments

An Introduction To Mandalas for Children

     Mandalas are wonderful. Our Universe is a giant mandala and I have discovered over the years the many benefits of painting or coloring mandalas either simply or in a complicated fashion. The benefits seem to be amazing and long lasting no matter what road you take. So I started using mandalas with children and it helps them focus, de-stress and relax very quickly. In this day and age of pressure and fast paced…


Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on April 17, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

“Stressed Out Mom” Deva Dalporto | MomCave LIVE Guest! | 21 Pilots Parody by MyLifeSuckers

If there’s one mom you should be following online, it’s Deva Dalporto of My LifeSuckers. She’s the creator of brilliant viral mom parodies that have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, ABC, Fox News, Yahoo, and more. You may remember her as one of our first MomCave LIVE guests, where we discussed her …


Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 24, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments

For better mental health, let the tears out

As mentioned earlier this month, I am not afraid of a good long cry. There are certain places where I do my best not to cry, like at work. I try to suck it up and let the tears out later when I won't be interrupted. Fortunately I have a wonderful job right now that doesn't cause me tears.…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 16, 2016 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

When Mommy needs a good, long cry

I had a bad day. Things didn't really go my way at work and they weren't going that well at home either. There comes a point where you really don't want to hear your family's critiques about the new recipe you just rushed home to prepare for them; you just want them to eat it.

My usual behavior when that…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 1, 2016 at 6:14am — No Comments

My most stressed out time as a parent is ahead of me

There are things that as a parent you can't prepare for. I like lists, so here is just a few of them:

  • The amount of time you will spend talking about your child's bowel movements
  • The way you will react the first time your child has a public meltdown …

Added by Lauren Markman on February 12, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Doggie days and crazy cat ladies

We are not a dog family. My husband and I are not particularly fond of dogs, so our son is not very fond of them either.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 11, 2015 at 5:40am — No Comments

Give Your Child the Gift of Gratitude

Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude.  Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…


Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Responding to Stress

This is part one of a three part series on stress and how to deal with it. This is my blog post as it appeared as a guest post on One2One Network on November 3, 2015.  I find this to be   extremely relevant as the  holiday season is upon us.…


Added by Heather Kiser on November 4, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Students say that family comes first

I said a lot of dumb things when I was in my 20s. As I am now older and (presumably) wiser, I take comfort in the fact that everyone says dumb things in their 20s. In your 20s you suffer from an optimistic idealistic attitude about...well, everything.

As I have gotten older, I have gotten wiser. Which is…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2015 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Working parents are suffering in silence

At 5 pm, I have been working for eight and a half hours. I probably don't even know what time it is. In fact, I am probably in a meeting, since I work for a bicoastal company and it is only 2 pm on the other coast. (That tends to be a popular meeting time.)

By 5:14, I am trying very hard to focus on whatever…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2015 at 6:24am — 3 Comments

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Added by Gabrielle Riggins on October 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

NICU and leaving without baby



Our family finally leaving the NICU

Our family finally leaving the NICU June 19, 2000

So there you are, a little over 8 months pregnant and getting ready to have your baby! The joy, the relief and the excitement that are overcoming you is fabulous! The furthest thing from your mind is coming home empty handed, well we did and this is our story of Respiratory Stress Syndrome. This was our 2nd baby boy and… Continue

Added by Jeana Monlux on September 18, 2015 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

To the Parents of the Missing Boy:


You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but yesterday, I was looking for your little boy.  We had been swimming at a hotel down the beach from yours when a security guard entered the pool and asked for all of the parent’s attention.  There was a little boy, only three years old in a bathing suit bottom without a shirt, who had wandered away on the beach.  My heart sank. We were to keep our eyes open.

The hair raised on my arms and on the back of my neck and I felt…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 8, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Back to school means it's time to stress out over homework

In my little corner of the world, school starts next week. And all around me I hear the moms talking about various after school programs and which ones they are avoiding because they don't encourage children to complete their homework first.

And I can hear that they are already stressed out over their…


Added by Lauren Markman on August 18, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

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