Whew! Life has been a whirlwind around here the past few weeks! Talk about a STRESSED mom!!!
Let’s see, where do I begin?
Hubby was laid off in April. Has been doing some contract work, but no “secure” check or health insurance. Just a little stress here!
Youngest daughter is 19 and having a baby and she lives 3 hours away. Little baby boy is not supposed to be due until June 23rd, but he has been making his presence known, and she could go into labor at anytime. Oh, and did I mention that not only does she and [...]
So many times moms don’t take the time to do the things that will make them feel better about themselves.
There is something about having a little makeup on and having one’s hair done. I was amazed myself in the difference in these pictures, taken before and after a makeover done by my Mary Kay director.
I encourage you to find a product or a system or product line that works for you. If you don’t know where to begin, I can do private consultations via Skype and help you find what would work best for you. I can [...]
I love helping women. I love to help women in practical ways, in ways that will help them feel more peaceful and rested. To help them feel like they accomplished something. I also like to help women accept that it is okay if they DON’T get it ALL done. It is okay if they DON’T have it ALL together. And I like to let them know that they are not alone and MANY other women feel the same way.
I think that by admitting it and banding together, we can help one another be more comfortable in [...]
There are LOTS of reasons for exercising, but for busy, stressed moms, here are 10 top reasons why you need make it a priority and fit it into your schedule.
1. Exercise helps you de-stress
2. Exercise will make you feel stronger and more confident
3. Exercise will give you the energy boosts you need to make it through your busy day
4. Exercise will lift your mood and help you combat depression and anxiety. My walking partner and I tease that our walking and talking together is our therapy and much cheaper!
5. Exercise will reshape your [...]
Women LOVE chocolate. And I love chocolate. Not just milk chocolate or dark chocolate, but almost ALL things chocolate.
If I were to give in to that chocolate craving every time it hit, I would be as big as the side of a barn. Although some days I feel as though I am close to that!
What I have tried to do is come up with some reasonable chocolate items that I can have occasion and it won’t break the calorie bank. Below are 10 of my favorite:
1. Chocolate skim milk- I have always loved Nestle’s Quik! And [...]
Mamas love their coffee. They NEED their coffee. For sanity, for energy, and just because it tastes good!
I have always been a coffee drinker. A HOT coffee drinker. I think I started drinking it when I worked at that 24 hour breakfast restaurant for my future father-in-law when I was a teenager, and have been hooked ever since.
I thought that cold coffee was nasty. Even when it became cool to drink iced coffee, I did not care for it one bit.
I do have to tell you that I think my grandmother invented iced coffee a LONG [...]
We see lots of skinny women in the media, and we see celebrity moms who look great within weeks after giving birth (Beyonce!)
And then we look at ourselves, and wonder how can we ever get anywhere CLOSE to that? (remember though, celebrities have nannies, chefs and personal trainers at their disposal!)
We are already busy, every minute of our waking (and not-so-awake) hours filled with taking care of everything and everyone around us.
And therein lies a part of the problem. See you are busy taking care of everyone else, but you forgot to put yourself on your [...]
Families today are always in a rush. Before kids are even born, parents are putting them on the waiting list at the best preschools, looking for sign language classes and Mommy and Me classes, and Creative Movement classes.
By the time they are 4 years old, kids have been exposed to more “culture” than we had in all of our school years.
But at what cost? And does it make them “better people”? Will they be smarter than the kids who don’t or can’t do all these things?
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t see anything wrong with teaching [...]
Mothers today seem to have 3 full time jobs, whether you work inside the home, outside the home, from a coffee shop or your car! We are just downright BUSY all the time.
Many would say that we HAVE to be so busy to keep up with life today. That may be true to a degree, but I believe there are at least 3 reasons why women are so exhausted all the time. You may be surprised at what these are.
3 reasons why moms are on overload
1. You do everything yourself.
You feel like if something is [...]
During this busy season, I thought I would gather some of my most popular posts of this past year here for my readers to enjoy. Sometimes older blog posts get buried, but hopefully this will help you find some nuggets of wisdom, provide a giggle or two, or maybe allow you to give a sigh of relief!
Because they are list posts, they are fairly quick reads!
If you find a post you exceptionally love, please consider sharing, and I would love to read your comments.
10 steps to a happier mama - You know the saying, “If mama ain’t [...]