To catch you up on my life a bit, summer was awesome but hectic. We had 4 camping trips! With 5 kids. One out of state. I didn’t do half of the things I meant to do but the kids had plenty of fun!
Now that my brain is (for the most part) no longer chemically imbalanced, thanks to anti-depressants, everything just seems so… even. Today I looked back at some of my notes from last year and I had so many things that I wanted to write about. Really good ideas actually. I miss my enthusiasm. I really wish I could spew the strong positive feelings that I did in many of my earlier posts. I feel like I traded one thing for another.
Over the years, I’ve read all the books, took the time to find the right pediatrician for my kids, made sure they we’re succeeding in school, made healthy meals, helped them with their extra curricular activities, and so on. And while that’s awesome, I’ve learned that being a great mom isn’t about that stuff. Great moms have that special something, a secret ingredient list, and I’m about to share one with you!
5 Winning Ways To Process Your Emotions!
I noticed a loongg time ago that there was something called “Toxic Positivity”. I didn’t know what it was called back then, all I knew was that it didn’t feel good. It didn’t feel good that when I was upset or hurting people would tell me to look on the bright side, or be grateful for the good things in life, or to “just be positive”.
I love being a mom, but the toddler years are just not a phase I thrive in. Even though I know these days are few and I should cherish them, I find myself dreaming about the days when he will wake up a happy, independent preschooler. I dream about the days I can put him down to sleep and he won’t wake the second I try to leave the room. I dream about the day I can say, “Go play” and he will find something that will distract him for hours. I dream about the day I can do things with him and not in-spite of him. Sometimes we just aren’t naturals at certain aspects of motherhood. That doesn’t mean we won’t be rockstars in other aspects. At the end of the day, you do what you can and do it the best way you know how.
With that being said, here are the top 10 ways I’ve learned to survive the toddler years .
Hello my beautiful readers! So today’s post is a spontaneous share. I started to write earlier but of course got distracted by my lovely children and incredibly messy house. I haven’t been up to doing much besides resting so the house is in definite disarray. I should mention that I’ve been dealing with some health issues that, though minor, have really taken a toll on me. To deal I’ve mostly been watching Netflix and sleeping a lot. I’ve been agitated and burnt out. I finally decided to do something about it and saw my doctor yesterday, which brings us to today’s post.
Hello amazing readers :). So yes I changed my mind. I actually changed my mind awhile back but, I honestly just wasn’t up for writing. So much has happened in the last few months that really had a horrible effect on my self-esteem. I tried to write again and again but it was quite difficult for me to write without turning into a mess. I wrote the excerpt below at one point when I was trying to continue the blog and it describes what I was feeling in that moment…
Hello my beautiful readers. It’s been awhile and i know I promised bi weekly blog posts and that I had big things in store. It pains to me to finally say this, but I’ve decided not to continue this blog. I had every intention to continue writing, but after my husband told me that this blog took a lot of my time with very little if anything in return, I just felt a little discouraged. I have to invest money to keep this blog going and I’ve worked hard without little to no monetary returns. There’s a marketing side and after my social media break, I realize that I just don’t like being on social media enough to make it my job, nor am I great at it anyway. But that’s not the reason I decided to quit…
Hey guys so this post is late but it was really difficult for me to write this post, especially when I haven’t been feeling great about my appearance. But right now I’m focusing on accepting what is, because for so long I focused on what I wished for. What I’m doing at first felt like resignation, but I realized that it’s not. I still want to be healthy and I continue working on that, but I am learning to do so in a way that is conducive both to my lifestyle and mental health.
I get super excited about fall. I love coziness, fall colors, cool weather especially when the sun is out, all things pumpkin, and mostly, the excitement of all the fall and winter holidays and festivities coming up. I won’t even let myself have my pumpkin spice latte until the official autumn equinox (which usually falls- lol- on the 22nd of September) because the first day of fall is just that special to me lol. As I’ve become a mother caring for our 5 kids, I also realize that fall is a time for some serious self care. So today I wanted to put together a self-care list for fall. Whether you love fall, or can’t stand it ( you monster! jk 😉 ), this list will help make the season feel so much better, I promise. Here it goes: