Author Archives: tranquilamama

About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.

Just Write: Sick Days

I knew what kind of day we all needed after a frantic text at the close of Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee auditions Sunday afternoon.  My youngest daughter Skeeter had succumbed to the same tummy bug that had kept up … Continue reading

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#1000speaks – Storytelling and Compassion

When I began my foray into Listen To Your Mother, I had no idea the stories that I would be privy to at auditions.  Storytelling is a tradition as old as the human race.  In our connected world, we lose … Continue reading

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Happy Mama Mask

My sweet Skeeter, My heart broke the first time I heard you ask where your baby photo album was.  I felt like such a failure.  Why couldn’t I have managed to put together a photo album for you?  The truth … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: No Excuses

After six weeks of no running, I finally ran this afternoon. It was a brisk 21 degrees Fahrenheit. I ran just under a mile and three quarters. The first mile is always the toughest, especially in cold weather. I regretted … Continue reading

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The Morning Routine is Fun

If you speak to any of my college  roommates or my work colleagues from my pre child years, they will tell you that I am NOT a morning person.  Motherhood reluctantly pushed me into becoming a morning person.  My darling … Continue reading

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#DayOfLight – My Battle with Depression

For me, depression does not manifest itself in sadness.  My postpartum depression manifested itself as postpartum rage.  I felt the weight of the depression like lead that threatened to suffocate me with a lack of energy.  Any energy that I … Continue reading

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Thank goodness it is Friday

So this week started out with me giving myself a first degree burn on my dominant hand by spilling coffee all over it on Monday morning.  I scared the crap out of my girls and my husband who was home … Continue reading

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