Love, Hope, & Coffee

Caffeinated musings on motherhood & life

Category: Mom (page 1 of 5)

A No-Nonsense Approach to Morning Crankiness

If you feel groggy and irritable first thing in the morning, there’s a scientific reason why. It’s called sleep inertia, which is basically “a transitional period of grogginess” that affects you right after you wake up.… Read More

Little Panic: What I Learned From One Author’s Childhood Anxiety

As a person who has anxiety, I eagerly dived into Amanda Stern’s new book, Little Panic: Dispatches From An Anxious Life. The book recounts Stern’s earliest childhood experiences with severe anxiety and traces these emotions and their impact into adulthood.… Read More

Dear Kids: Please Go Play So I Can Blog About You

“Okay kids, Mama needs some quiet time to write. Please go play so I can work on this blog post about motherhood.”

The irony of this statement has always bothered me.… Read More

Does the Past Make You Sad? Maybe That’s Okay

Last week, my family traveled to Arizona and California, where we visited relatives and officially kicked off summer. We soaked up the sunshine (and triple-digit temperatures in AZ!), hunted for lizards and jackrabbits, honed our swimming skills, and indulged in plenty of ice cream and pizza.… Read More

Embracing Non-Productivity

Summer is almost here, and like many parents, I’m scrambling to squeeze as many productive hours into each day as possible before school ends.

Last summer, I struggled to balance my role as a mom and writer.… Read More

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