I don’t know about you, but I’m all about working smarter, not harder. This is especially true now that I have a toddler. The simpler, the better! Over my time as a mother, I’ve discovered a few things – hacks, if you will – that have made my life so much easier. Anyone can use these hacks, so if one of these sounds helpful to you, please implement it. So without further ado, let’s get into these mom hacks to make life easier. 1. Use small bags to organize your purse It is not uncommon for a mom’s purse or […]
With my daughter’s second birthday quickly approaching, I can’t help but find myself reflective. I simultaneously can’t believe it’s been two years already and am baffled as to how it’s only been two years. Motherhood seems to sort of warp time that way. These two years have been nothing short of a whirlwind. Between a birth injury, colic, and sleep training, I’m slightly surprised I made it past the first six months of motherhood. But here I am – two years older and wiser. Some of these lessons I’ve learned from motherhood are more humorous, some are more serious, all […]
Welcome back to another installment on this series! If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend checking out the first like, 17 installments. Just kidding – there’s only six! There’s the launch, diet and exercise, soul inspiration, discovering your passion, write it all down, and the (partial) wrap up. If you’re looking for new habits to begin thriving again, then please, please, please take a peek! On today’s post, we’re going to be discussing the benefits of waking up early. Before you roll your eyes at me and click out, just know that this is probably one of the most common tips when it comes to […]
Firstly – holy cow – I can’t believe this week is over! It seems to have just flown by! I’m not gonna lie – I’m relieved to be wrapping up this series for now because a daily blog post requires a lot of time. Way more than you’d think! Secondly, this wrap up is only for this week specifically, not the entire series. As I was thinking during the week, there’s actually a few more topics I’d like to cover under this umbrella. So keeps your eyes peeled during January for my other tips! Wrap Up How I Got My […]
If you haven’t yet, please check out the other installments in this series: diet and exercise, soul inspiration, and discover your passion. There’s not much for me to intro here, so let’s get right into what you should be writing down and, more importantly, why. Goals You should be writing your goals down – end of story. If you have something you want to accomplish, then you need to reaffirm it by writing it down. Writing down your goals provides clarity and will allow you to refocus during times of stress and frustration. There’s a little more to writing goals […]
If you haven’t yet, please take a peek at the other three installments in this series here, here, and here. Have you discovered your passion in life? And I’m talking like, a hobby that you love to be do. I’m not talking about your purpose or how you bring home money each month. I more mean what do you do to unwind. And when I say “passion” I mean something that sets your soul on fire, which is an extremely painful-sounding metaphor for something that you really, really, really like to do. In the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, she […]
First off, happy frickin’ 2018! What is time if not flying by?! I hope you had a fun and safe celebration with your loved ones last night. I hope your new year started off with lots of laughter, warm friendship, and lots of champagne 🥂 Now, let’s get to it. 2016 and most of 2017 was a struggle for me. After having Clementine in January of 2016, I barely knew which way was up. I was severely depressed and sleeping less than ever. Once my cycles resumed in December of 2016, things seemed to improve but I was struggling to […]
If you’re a mom, there’s something I want you to know: you’re doing a great job.
Time in one area is time away from another. – Pamela Shaw You guys, I know it’s been awhile, but this post is going to somewhat explain my absence of posts. I know I’m not the only mom in the world who feels overwhelmed. I’m in about a gajillion Facebook groups and all of them are overflowing with moms who are at their breaking point. Moms who are working hard, day in and day out, and are exhausted. They are mentally drained and physically touched out. They are wrought with anxiety and depression and turning to wine to cope. If […]
For a long time I’ve been feeling God lay it on my heart to talk about Derek and the type of father he is.