Category Archives: self-kindness

Goodies for you! Bathroom humor coloring pages

How often do you go to the bathroom as soon as you notice have to pee?

Right. Same here.

So we made these coloring pages for you. You can color them,  put them where you can see them, and give yourself permission to pause, and go pee, knowing that sisters from around the world are doing the same.

This is our gift to you, to celebrate the Mama’s Comfort Camp 3rd birthday on March 12 2015.
You’re welcome. Yes, we get it, bathroom humor for a 3rd birthday persent. Just about perfect.

Click on the images to get these lovely PDF printables.
The high quality image will open in a new window, print that page.

 

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Enjoy Gopee the Guppy, and share pictures of your colored fishes on our facebook page.

 

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Much love,

Yael and the Den Mothers

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Mama Guilt

This is a guest post by Mama’s Comfort Camp Den Mother Aryeal Jackson.   A few months ago I began to worry about my then 14 month old. His language skills didn’t seem to be on par with his brother (29 months). Yes I know that every mother worries about such things, scouring the internet,… Continue Reading

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You are grateful enough (with a self-kindness spell for Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday. The biggest travel day of the year, the expectations, the family, the cooking, the stuffing of birds and tummies… The history of this holiday is fraught as well, if you care to dig deep into history. But what I find trickiest about it is the prescribed gratitude. Mothers are often told… Continue Reading

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A Hard Night’s Day.

This is another post imported from PPDtoJoy Archives. It was written by Yael on April 8, 2011. The toddler is talking in his sleep. He is totally fine. He is mumbling something about Elmo, and Andor, (a kid in his nursery class). Then it was just a string of intelligible sounds. Then he is calling… Continue Reading

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The Opportunities in Setbacks. And Rainy Days Letters

This post is part of the PPD to Joy treasury. It was written by Yael on June 24, 2011. We are now in the process of migrating the old post from the old website to here. This post started a trend. It’s about how to make a setback work for you rather than floor you,… Continue Reading

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The problem with the Oxygen Mask analogy, and the Right to Retreat.

Subversive Self-Care: The problem with the Oxygen Mask analogy, and the right to retreat. Did your mother model self-care for you? Most of our mothers never practice self-care, so we don’t see it as an option until much later than is good for us. And nobody teaches it in college, though we really would benefit… Continue Reading

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The Self-Kindness Pause

I have a little something for you: a tool you could use to create a pocket of comfort for yourself. It comes with permission and encouragement to take a moment just for you. I’m going to start with a question, and answer it with an invocation: Self-care is hard. And it’s easy to feel guilty about not… Continue Reading

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Yogibo! (The first Mama’s Comfort Camp product review).

I don’t get to rest on the sofa that often. Too many things to do; not enough time. Besides, our beautiful sofa is almost comfortable, but not quite. And now, I hardly bother with it anymore because of the Yogibo Max: a giant, shockingly comfortable beanbag. But calling it a beanbag doesn’t do it justice.… Continue Reading

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The Mama’s Comfort Camp Mommy-festo

This is the “This I Believe” of the Mama’s Comfort Camp:  About Motherhood Motherhood is the hardest. Even if you climbed Mt. Everest, motherhood will challenge you more than the tallest peaks. The gap between expectations and reality is huge, and painful. Miraculously, unbelievably, (thankfully!) this is somehow all worth it. But why, oh why does mothering have to… Continue Reading

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A prophet gives birth to a rare breed: a judgment-free mothers’ group on the internet.

Just kidding, I don’t see myself as a prophet at all, far from it. But you’ll have to agree that this is rather prescient: The first anniversary of my first blog, PPDtoJoy.com, was on my 40th birthday. On September 24 2011, I wrote something that now gives me chills up and down my spine, because… Continue Reading

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