When Self-Care Means Persevering

Sometimes, #selfcare means persevering and doing the hard things! When we persevere, we gain fortitude, confidence, and are more merciful with ourselves.

Recently, I wrote about self-care for moms with PMDD.  And I totally stand by everything I shared with you in that post… but some of the struggles I’ve faced over the past few weeks have made me consider a different, less discussed side of self-care.

When I think of self-care I think of soaking in detox baths, cancelling plans if I’m exhausted, and resting in the coziest robe I can find for as long as I feel my body needs it.  These are all super important, even necessary things.

I’ve realized, though, that sometimes self-care looks a little different.

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I Quit Social Media (& Why I Don’t Miss It)

I quit Facebook and Instagram a year ago and still don't miss either! Find out why I think I'm better off without social media.

It’s kind of odd to be an almost-thirty year old woman and NOT have social media… but that’s me, kind of odd!

I used to be a big fan of Facebook and Instagram. I felt like I had this great community of friends who I could lean on, turn to for advice, and celebrate with.

That’s not really what I had, though.

When my husband and I decided to take a break from social media last summer, I totally thought I’d be keeping in touch with most of my 100+ friends.
We couldn’t message on Facebook or the ‘gram anymore, but surely we would text each other and get together more often.

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Self-Care for Women with PMDD

For women with PMDD, self-care can take you from suffering through half of the month to thriving! Here are some of the ways I prioritize self-care every month.

If you are a woman with PMDD, self-care is vital. It can take you from suffering through two weeks of every month to thriving.

While none of these suggestions should be taken as medical advice, they are all things that have helped me become a PMDD thriver! Read through, print this if you want to, and add any of your own suggestions to the comments below.

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You Don’t Need to be Perfect to Homeschool

You don't need to be perfect to homeschool! Here are the 6 things you need to be, instead.

Hey friend, can I share a secret with you?
You don’t have to be perfect to homeschool.

Shocking, I know.

If you look around Pinterest, it probably feels like you couldn’t swing this homeschooling thing because you don’t love crafts, you haven’t written your own reading curriculum, and math… just, math!

I was terrified to start homeschooling even though I knew it was the right thing for our family.

I’m not perfect! I kept thinking to myself. What if I’m not cut out for this!?

Can you relate?  If so, guess what…

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