Dear Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

[Note: I'm writing this from the perspective as a mother and an athlete, I feel the "mom guilt" creep in periodically, as I strive to juggle training and motherhood. This short letter can be to any mother who experiences "mom guilt" and or who needs to make sure that they're taking good enough care of … Continue reading Dear Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”

Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Two awesome places to find resources for teachers and parents to best support their children are Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures. Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to platform created by teachers, for teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best. Founded in 2006, TpT … Continue reading Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Resilient Motherhood – Dedicated to helping women feel strong

Resilient Motherhood is a team of experts serving Pittsburgh, PA & Westmorland, PA. They are dedicated to helping women feel strong and confident in their bodies during pregnancy, motherhood, and beyond. Resilient Motherhood was born out of passion and necessity Before Dr. Kailee had her son, she noticed a huge gap in care for moms, … Continue reading Resilient Motherhood – Dedicated to helping women feel strong

How to Get Through the Day When the World Seems to be Falling Apart

These 13 tips are specific to living through a pandemic (COVID-19) where there are multiple tragic events and crisis occurring at once on a worldwide scale A brief overview of the destruction that COVID-19 has caused • People are ill and dying from a virus. • People are socially isolated from family and friends. • … Continue reading How to Get Through the Day When the World Seems to be Falling Apart

MINDFULNESS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GROUNDING TECHNIQUE

This is a popular grounding technique for children to adults. This technique engages all 5 senses, which reminds you of the present moment, and builds awareness. This is a calming technique that can help you get through tough or stressful situations. Taking a deep belly breath at the beginning and end of this activity can … Continue reading MINDFULNESS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GROUNDING TECHNIQUE

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Choosing a journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

How to Create a Vision Board

Materials: Poster board or large paper; magazines; newspapers; printed out images from online; quotes; scissors; glue; pen; pencils; markers; stickers; glitter; tiny, lightweight objects (travel ticket; concert ticket; key chain; charm...). Instructions: Ponder and visualize a long-term goal (a few months or years ahead). What does it look like? What are the details of your … Continue reading How to Create a Vision Board

Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions

How the feelings wheel works I think of the feelings wheel as a tree. The emotions on the edge of the circle are related to the primary emotions (or the emotions that we most commonly identify), which are in the very center. For example, when we feel confident and successful, we feel proud, and we … Continue reading Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions

Body Appreciation and Positivity

The Uniquely Me, Body Appreciation, and Body Positivity worksheet helps with recognizing what our bodies do for us and what is unique about us. Think about the abilities and all that our bodies achieve every day, there are several! Walking, speaking, reading, thinking, feeling, eating, and reproducing, just to mention a few. Our bodies are … Continue reading Body Appreciation and Positivity

Safety Plan Idea for Kids and Teens

My safety plan example, displayed on the refrigerator. Being completely transparent, these are my coping skills of choice 😊 Materials and instructions Materials: an index card; colored pencils; markers; crayons; stickers. Instructions: this crafty project is for children and adolescents who need a little reminder of their most effective coping skills or ways to help … Continue reading Safety Plan Idea for Kids and Teens