One Weird Mamma

Empowering Mothers to make the best choices for themselves and their families.

All Mammas need and deserve time to take care of themselves.  No matter how you fill your day taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of those around you.

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Recent Self Care Articles

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is something that I don’t recall talking about with other women prior to me seeing someone with it. And even then I didn’t really know what that meant….

Diastasis Recti – My Diagnosis

Getting a diagnosis of Diastasis Recti can be a bit scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Here is how I found out and how it felt when I first thought I might have Diastasis Recti.

Using Cloth Pads Postpartum

How to use cloth menstrual pads during your postpartum recovery. Be more comfortable, and a few easy tips from a long time cloth pad user.

Mommy Burnout

Mommy burnout can happen at any time, to any mommy. But by identifying the symptoms early you can take steps to prevent it, and knowing the difference between burnout and…

10 Easy Ways to Overcome a Panic Attack

Panic Attacks are often sudden, unexpected and scarry. Dealing with them daily can leave you exhausted and drained, here are the 10 ways I deal with daily attacks to reduce their impact on my life.

How finding my “Happy Place” calmed my Panic Attacks…

Finding your happy place in the middle of a panic attack may not be the easiest thing in the world. But if you have a happy place before an attack strikes it can make it easier to handle. Here is how I found my happy place in the middle of giving birth.

What’s in a name?

There is a famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” where Juliet goes on to describe…

Finding your voice … Learning to Speak up after being Marginalized.

during my time dealing with abuse I learned that my voice didn’t matter. I’m sure some of the message was given to me by media … But it was driven home by a relationship that said “I love you, but you really shouldn’t be yourself”. Maybe not in those words, but in a tone of little ways and actions and events.

How to define your dreams after the world has beaten them out of you.

If you’ve given up on your childhood dreams you may not remember what they are now. Or they may have grown up into something new you hadn’t thought of yet.

Most of of us are taught to conform to other people’s expectations, often we are molded and shaped to to pursue something that leaves us cold and empty inside.

Hiding the Truth with Camouflage

I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now.  The words just are not wanting to come out in the way they normally do so stay with me,…

How to Re-define your Core Values

Core Values also know as your belief system are integral to how we see the world around us and influence many if not all our choices.  They are the heart…

Dealing with life when you are Overwhelmed and Mentally Exhausted

What do you do when you’re mentally overwhelmed and exhausted? It feels like you are drowning in your own head, or like hiding out under the bed covers is a feasible option. But we all have responsibilities, so in the midst of a busy life here is how to break free of the overwhelm and mental exhaustion.

The Journey to Building better Self Trust

for those of us looking to take the journey to healing and wholeness, at some point we need to start re-developing our ability to trust.  And most importantly to Trust ourselves. It’s not easy and it can be scary. To tust we have to open up our defenses and let other people in. It can be done, and it’s worth the fight with yourself. Here are some tips on how to start the process.

The Silver Lining in Every Cloud

I think by now that you know I’m a “Glass Half Full” type person.  For me, that includes things like keeping a gratitude journal, looking at the positive in every…

How to Stop Hiding & Be Yourself – The Chameleon’s struggle to Self-Identify

You see chameleons use their blending abilities to avoid being seen.  Often we are uncomfortable or feel threatened and feel the need to protect ourselves.  But mostly this is a sign of a deeply insecure person.  Don’t get me wrong, there are strong people out there who use the chameleon skills to good effect, and I aspire to one day do that.  But those people knowingly put on a mask of chameleonhood, they don’t wear it all the time.  And they never break their core values or beliefs for the sake of being a chameleon.

Your Journey to Motherhood

Pregnancy is an exciting and wonderful time for any couple, and the new and joyful experiences we have as women is especially special.

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Often the focus of fear and pain childbirth may not be what you expect.  Find out my thoughts and share the experiences of others who have been there.

Recovering after having a baby can be fun and restful, even when you wake up every hour to feed your new little one...

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The art of breastfeeding is often misunderstood and frequently shamed.  These facts and stories will help you choose if breastfeeding is right for you and your little.

All Mammas need and deserve time and energy to take care of themselves.  Whether you are a stay-at-home, work-at-home, or work-out-of-the-home Mamma you are important, and need some time to take care of yourself just as much as you take care of your family around you.