Your Morning Routine Needs to Evolve through the Seasons of Motherhood


As mothers, we often find ourselves navigating through the chaos of our daily lives, constantly trying to balance the needs of our families with our own. Many of us struggle with feeling behind before the day even begins, rushing headfirst into the morning routine without taking a moment to prioritize ourselves. But what if there's a better way? What if we could evolve our morning routines to better align with the changing seasons of motherhood?

In this post of the Moms Without Capes Confessions of a Supermom Blog, we delve into the importance of adapting our morning routines to suit our current stage of motherhood. As we explore the challenges and joys that come with each phase, we'll discover how to create a morning routine that fosters self-care, sets boundaries, and brings a sense of calm to the chaos.

Embracing Change

One of the fundamental aspects of motherhood is recognizing that each stage brings its own set of challenges and joys. Whether we're juggling diaper changes and...

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10 Ways Self-Care Changed My Life as a Mom


For the past 12 years, I have been intentionally practicing self-care every day, doing things such as moving my body, journaling, reading the Bible and personal development books, meditating, and more recently using a “happy light” and getting massages. Engaging in regular self-care has transformed my life in many ways and in today’s post, I’d like to share with you ten ways self-care has positively influenced my life.. 

Self-Care Improved My Physical Well-Being

Increased Energy and Vitality:

  • Embarking on the self-care path, I discovered the incredible boost it provided to my energy levels. From conquering a half marathon to becoming a Zumba instructor, embracing Insanity workouts, walking, and hitting the gym, each step fueled a newfound vitality.

Improved Sleep Habits:

  • Prioritizing good sleep hygiene became a game-changer, transforming me into a morning person. By steering clear of screens 30 minutes before bedtime, adopting a relaxed evening...
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Boundaries are in the Bag: Taking Responsibility for What Belongs to You


Let's dive into a crucial topic that shapes the essence of our lives – Boundaries. In this post (& above video), I'll be sharing insights into what boundaries truly are, why they matter, and equipping you with three transformative steps to create healthier boundaries that can elevate your relationships.

Defining Boundaries: Protecting What Matters

Boundaries, at their core, declare a simple yet powerful message: "I belong to me, and you belong to you." They go beyond separation; they act as guardians, protecting what we hold dear, including our own lives and bodies. Boundaries establish a framework of acceptability in our lives and the lives of those around us.

They are the key to maintaining a sense of identity and personal space, providing the freedom to express needs, feelings, and opinions without fear of judgment or rejection.

The Backpack Analogy: What's in Your Bag?

Imagine your life as a backpack filled with essentials – health, body, faith,...

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The Need to Simplify: How to Create More Simplicity When You are a Go-Getter


In a world where multitasking has become the norm, and the demands of daily life seem to increase exponentially, the concept of simplifying has never been more relevant. As we navigate the complexities of our personal and professional lives, it's essential to take a step back and reflect on what truly matters. This year, my Word of the Year (WOY) is "Simplify," chosen in response to the overwhelming feeling of being spread thin and the need to focus on the essentials.

Before diving into the details of my current WOY, let's take a quick journey through my previous words: Contentment, Intention, Connect, and Alignment. Each of these words played a crucial role in shaping my mindset and guiding my actions. However, the evolution of my life's challenges and experiences has led me to the realization that simplicity is the key to unlocking a more profound sense of contentment and intention.

Have you ever considered adopting a Word of the Year for yourself? In the hustle and bustle of our...

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Living the 80/20 Rule: A Mom's Guide to Embracing Imperfection


Have you ever felt the weight of unrealistic expectations, the pressure to be a super-mom, and the constant struggle to do it all perfectly? If so, you're not alone. In the world of motherhood, where every detail seems crucial, finding balance can be challenging. Enter the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. This principle suggests that 80% of results come from 20% of causes—a concept that can revolutionize how moms approach their daily lives.

Understanding the 80/20 Rule: Examples from Everyday Life

To grasp the essence of the 80/20 rule, consider everyday examples:

  • 80% of crimes are committed by 20% of criminals.
  • 20% of drivers cause 80% of traffic accidents.
  • Only 20% of appliances consume 80% of the energy at home.
  • 80% of global wealth is concentrated in the hands of 20% of the population.
  • We wear only 20% of our clothing 80% of the time.

Now, imagine applying this principle to the challenges faced by...

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Maternal Gatekeeping


In the whirlwind of motherhood, it's easy to fall into the trap of trying to be everything to everyone. In this blog post, we'll explore the concepts of embracing imperfection and setting realistic expectations to break free from the cycle of maternal gatekeeping.

Understanding Maternal Gatekeeping

Maternal gatekeeping can sneak into our lives when we least expect it. It's that tendency to take on everything ourselves, thinking no one else can meet our standards. Today, let's shed light on two key concepts that can help us overcome this challenge: accepting imperfection and setting realistic expectations.

Embracing Imperfection

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

One powerful way to combat maternal gatekeeping is by fostering a growth mindset. Let's view mistakes and imperfections as opportunities for growth rather than shortcomings. As moms, we can model this mindset for our children, showing them that life is a continuous learning journey.

Practicing Self-Compassion

It's time to let go...

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Losing Yourself with People-Pleasing


Motherhood is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding journeys in life, but it often comes with a multitude of responsibilities and expectations. In the whirlwind of caring for our little ones, supporting our partners, and managing household tasks, it's easy for moms to inadvertently lose themselves in the process.

The tendency to prioritize others' needs over their own can gradually lead to a disconnection from their own identity and desires, ultimately impacting their mental well-being and self-esteem.

The Perils of People-Pleasing

The all-too-familiar trap of people-pleasing tends to engulf many mothers, leading them to continuously put others' needs before their own.

It starts with small compromises, saying "yes" to tasks they don't have the bandwidth for, or sacrificing personal time to accommodate everyone else's schedules. Over time, this behavior can erode boundaries, resulting in emotional exhaustion and a diminished sense of self-worth.

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What Do You Need in Your Relationships?


Whether you're a mom, a partner, a friend, or anyone navigating the intricate web of human connections, understanding the significance of knowing what you need is paramount. By recognizing your unique needs, you can effectively ask the right person for the specific relational nutrients that can enrich your bonds.

Relational Nutrients: A Two-Way Exchange

Our relationships thrive when there's a reciprocal exchange of relational nutrients. These essential elements are crucial for mutual growth and connection. However, to make this exchange effective, it's equally important to know what you need and from whom. 

In the video, I share about many relational nutrients, but let's review a few of these so that you get an idea of the importance of why we need to identify and communicate what we need. 

1. Validation: Validation begins with acknowledging your own emotions and understanding your need for validation. By doing so, you can effectively communicate this need to the right...

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Essential Me-Time


As moms, we often find ourselves navigating a challenging journey filled with love, joy, and responsibilities. I want to begin by sharing a bit of my own story, which I believe many of you can relate to.

Recently, I've been on a quest to find balance between my demanding work schedule, family responsibilities, and, most importantly, my own health. Like many of you, I've encountered obstacles that make finding "me-time" feel like a distant dream. But it's crucial, and in this blog post, we'll dive deep into why it's not just important but necessary for moms to make time for themselves.

Defining Me-Time and Its Significance

First things first, let's define what me-time is. Me-time is that precious, intentional period where you put yourself first. It's an opportunity to focus on your needs, desires, and overall well-being. Why is it crucial? Because it has a profound impact on our physical and mental health, our relationships, and our overall happiness.

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Confessions of a Super-Mom: The Results are In!

The results are in and it is just as I suspected- I'm a mess. I'm no doctor but I could just feel that I was all over the place, which is why I wanted to go to the naturopathic doc in the first place.

My follow up appointment is not for another three weeks, but fortunately, my sister-in-law is a nurse practitioner and can read lab results so last night I showed her what I've got and she analyzed the numbers.

First of all, my heart looks good, or all the numbers that would point to my heart being good- were well in the normal range.

TSH which is what they use to measure my thyroid function is high, which is somewhat surprising since I am pretty religious about taking my medication each day.

That probably has to get retested and my meds adjusted.

Uric acid and potassium are high too, which when I took it into my own hands and looked on Google, this meant that I was having kidney failure!

But, according to my SIL, I am not dying. I do need to make adjustments though and eat more...

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