My mother raised me to be independent. She would often regale my siblings and I with stories of how she raised five kids, worked and provided all on her own. She would tell me the importance of being able to do things on my own. How mothers don’t need “breaks” from their kids. All of … Continue reading Why Is Accepting Help So Difficult?
I think the thing that helps my blog and social media feeds stand out most are my photos. I try to maintain an Instagram feed that is clear, colorful, and cohesive. I get a lot of compliments on my flat lay photography, and people often want to know how I do them. I’m spilling all … Continue reading How To Take Better Instagram Photos With Your Phone To Freshen Up Your Feed
I’m getting divorced. [Cue judgmental and shameful looks] That’s part of the reason my blogging has pretty much been on hiatus since December. But, I’ve realized that I’ve shared so much of my life and battles with those who take the time to read my blog, how could I not share this painful, yet transformative … Continue reading I’m getting divorced. There, I said it.
I’ve wanted to be a writer since long before I can remember. I have books and poems that I wrote and illustrated from as far back 7 years old. There’s something so amazing and beautiful about the written language. Writing has allowed me to create worlds and lives I wish were my reality. And I … Continue reading Why You Need To Make Time For Your Passions
I’ve been missing from my blog for a while. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. It’s just that I haven’t had the time or energy to write it. Between life and family and work and school, my schedule has been eating me alive. I’m over-extended and overwhelmed. And one of the biggest … Continue reading Why I’m perfectly fine with being imperfect
This month marks six months since I've committed myself to this blog. I've blogged on and off for years. I've bought domain names and shut them down. But six months ago I decided to really commit to building something here at Socially Awkward Mom. To celebrate, I'd like to share 6 things I've learned the … Continue reading It’s My 6 Month Blogiversary. Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far.
How many cups of coffee do you need to get through the day? I'll admit, I used to be a coffee addict. My day didn't start without a cup. And I usually had one - or two - more to get through to the evening. But now I don't drink it at all. Seriously. Before … Continue reading How Ditching Coffee For Tea Helped My Anxiety
I’ve had my fair share of disappointment in my lifetime. Lost jobs. Crappy relationships. Missed Opportunities. I graduated high school in 2005. Two kids and one husband later, I’m still working on my bachelor’s degree and trying to figure out what I ultimately want to do with my life. This week I noticed multiple people … Continue reading The Important Lesson I Learned From Failure
We're finally clawing our way out of winter here in Michigan. The snow is over (we hope), flowers are blooming and we might be able to put away our winter clothes soon. Here are five ways to spring clean not only your home, but your life, as you welcome warmer weather. 1. Check in with … Continue reading 5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Life
What does your daily schedule look like? If it’s anything like mine, there isn’t a lot of room in your day to rest. But how do you know when your busy life is becoming harmful to your health? It’s important to know the signs of burnout – a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork … Continue reading 5 Signs You’re Burning Out – And How To Fix It