In my last post Self Care Means Being Self Aware I really started to dive into taking care of myself. As women we are so busy taking care of our families, working our careers, being wives, or fulfilling whatever role we are handed. I've had to really step back and think about what I need … Continue reading Motherhood: Finding Refuge and Contentment
Since being married and raising children, I've put myself last. I assumed that's what you do when you get married and start having a family. I've gotten lost and I don't do much for myself because I'm too busy putting everyone else before me. You know how on a flight they say to put your … Continue reading Self Care Means Being Self Aware
Ever feel like your children were placed on this planet to test you? That's exactly how I feel at times. They seem to know the buttons to push that get you angry. You know, just the right words to make you go off on a tangent about "good" behavior. Or the immediate thought to snatch … Continue reading The Tests of Motherhood
Dear Not So Perfect Mom: Today you will not do everything right. Your children will get angry because you won't let them do something they really want to do. They will stomp their feet as they walk away. They may even throw a tantrum and have a complete melt down. But don't worry. Stick to … Continue reading A Letter to Mom
It's been a few weeks since my last post and some of you may be asking where have I been (and some may not even care). Well, since the hurricane I've just been exhausted. I work for my local government, so there has been a lot to do at work. On the home front, the … Continue reading Where have you been?
What's my purpose as a mom? Ever ask yourself these questions? I ask myself all the time. I'm the teacher, the counselor, the fashion coordinator, the housekeeper, the taxi driver, the "I feel like I'm everything to everyone" person. The struggle is real sometimes. I feel like I'm a broken record and constantly repeating the … Continue reading Mom Purpose
Well, the first week of school is done! And it was a good week. This year I've got a 7th grader, 5th grader, and 3rd grader. It's hard to believe how big they have gotten. Many people have reminded me to enjoy the younger years because you blink and they're in high school and heading … Continue reading New School Year
In light of the recent tragedy in Branson, Missouri, where 9 members of one family lost there lives, I wanted to take the time out and say how important it is to embrace family. Although I get very irritated with my children and frustrated with my life, I'm very grateful for my family. Tomorrow is … Continue reading Embrace Family
This post is for the wonderful man I married almost 12 years ago, to my awesome father who's always been there for me, and to all dads who love and support the children they have birthed into this world. Men, we need you. We need your support as we raise kids together (or apart). We … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
This time last week I was in Orlando, Florida, gearing up for a week long business conference. I'm back home and my conference was amazing and most of all, I was able to relax from all my mom duties for a week. I learned a lot and I'll return to work tomorrow with so much … Continue reading Taking Care of You!