As an INFJ, I have always been drawn to nurturing and caring for others. Becoming a mother has allowed me to fully embrace this aspect of my personality and has brought me immense joy and fulfillment. In this post, I'll share how my personality type informs my approach to motherhood and how it has strengthened my bond with my children.
Being an INFJ can feel like a rollercoaster. On one hand, my empathy and intuition make me an excellent partner and mother. On the other hand, my tendency to overthink and put others' needs before my own can leave me feeling drained and unfulfilled. Through trial and error, I've learned to embrace my unique strengths and manage my challenges as an INFJ wife and mom. In this post, I'll share my experiences and insights on what it means to be an INFJ and how to thrive in family life.
As I sang, tears fell from my eyes because Tim was not there with me. My brother had gone and Zoey looked so much like him and he was also my sunshine. Then the phone rang to my room and it was Tim. His first words to me were, “I love you.” My voice cracked as I uttered, “Then why aren’t you here?” Although I knew the answer, my heart was broken. I couldn’t believe I said those words because my heart screamed, I miss you and I love you too. But my mouth betrayed me and expressed words that I didn’t mean to say.
Bringing a sick child to the ED can be stressful, especially this winter with hospitals nationwide reporting record-breaking admissions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there have been 30 flu-associated fatalities in children since January 13 of this year.
For parents who find themselves making a trip to the ED during the winter flu season, CHOC Children's has these pointers:
Childhood should be full of care-free fun and happy memories, but that’s not all it is. The job of a parent is to make sure that their children are well-rounded, productive members of society. And while that might seem like a daunting task, most of it comes down to following a few simple habits. If these are instilled in your child from an early age, they’ll be able to stride out into the world the best they can be - and if they’re happy and confident, it’ll be all the more straightforward to take care of all the important tasks in life.
You’re going to want to make sure that you have a comfortable pregnancy. And if you want to have a good year too, that means you have to make some adaptations to your daily life. But I'm not just talking about getting your husband to do the dishes because that’s not going to take a load off of the biggest chunk of your day - work. So here’s how you can adapt your life at work to make your pregnancy more comfortable.
One of the biggest challenges in motherhood is the lack of sleep. Exhaustion is no joke, but from the third trimester onward, exhausted is exactly what you are. There are many books that you can read to tell you how to make your baby sleep through the night, but all the literature and all the articles in the world have no impact on the baby – they haven’t read them!