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Embracing Your Humanness as a Mom

Embracing Your Humanness as a Mom

“I accept I am a human being before I am a parent.” “I accept I am trying my best, and that is good enough” “I accept I have limitations and many shortcomings, and that is okay.” I love these examples of affirmations by one of my favorite authors and experts in...
November Gratitude Challenge

November Gratitude Challenge

At Wholeheartmagic we are big believers in the psychological and spiritual benefits of gratitude and want all of our readers to experience them.  We feel that November is the perfect time to issue a challenge to ourselves and our readers to begin a gratitude practice....
Gratitude Magic

Gratitude Magic

In the summer of 2011, the day before my birthday, I was living with my handsome new husband, in our new home, teaching relationship classes at a local non-profit. Life was good.  But as I sat at the computer about to write a post on my personal blog at the time, my...
Signs Your Loved One is Struggling Postpartum

Signs Your Loved One is Struggling Postpartum

As expecting parents, we are not always properly prepared for the challenges that can present in the first year of a baby’s life.  One such challenge that most people don’t talk about is a category of disorders called Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  These...
WHM Book Club|September/October Selection

WHM Book Club|September/October Selection

It’s the beginning of a new school year and I can’t think of a better book to read and discuss than Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Carol Dweck!  It has been on my list for awhile and I am loving it already.  You can buy it HERE on amazon for super...
7 Ways to Help an Anxious Child Start School

7 Ways to Help an Anxious Child Start School

With school starting this week I am seeing a lot of mixed emotions around me from moms and kids.  I have heard feelings of relief, sadness, disbelief about how fast the time has gone, and lots of emotions of missing each other.  I wanted to provide some cute ideas...
5 Father’s Day Gifts That Will Come in Time for Sunday!

5 Father’s Day Gifts That Will Come in Time for Sunday!

I cannot believe it is already the Monday before Father’s Day!  Buying Father’s Day gifts can be super hard!!  The best gifts I have given have either taken lots of time to put together something super meaningful and thoughtful, lots of money to buy something they...
My 7 Day Social Media Cleanse

My 7 Day Social Media Cleanse

Everywhere I look I see someone doing a new diet or juice cleanse.  This week I decided to try a different kind of cleanse.  As a mom of two kids ages 2 and 10 months I wanted to experiment with a 7 day cleanse from social media.  I choose to do this because at times...
WHM Book Club|June Selection

WHM Book Club|June Selection

Our book club book for June is “Present Over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist!!!!  I LOVE THIS BOOK!  You can buy it HERE.  It is so beautiful, insightful, and life-changing.  Choosing quotes for this post was almost impossible because I had at least ten that I...
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Postpartum Depression

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Postpartum Depression

If there is one intention I have had with starting this blog it is to empower women and families.  I feel like knowledge is power and I have been gaining some important knowledge that I want to share.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and as a Mom I have been...