I’ve always believed in the power of words. I am careful about the words that I say. Even though I consider myself a confident woman, I am sensitive to words that people voice. If I'm being honest, I am pretty sure everyone can relate to this fine line. I believe my years of studying God's Word, coupled with my personality traits, have contributed to my interest. But more recently, I realized how powerful the words “thank you” are in exchange for “I’m sorry”.
Sometimes get messages from followers saying that posting about “getting ready” makes them feel bad because they are tired, they are moms and they can’t just be a “perfect mom” like I am. That makes me really sad.
I have 4 kids. I am tired, too. I get grumpy. I don’t sleep some nights. We are going through family struggles currently just like everyone else. The difference? I choose to not wallow in my exhaustion and frustrations, all the time. I am a natural pessimist and
Self care for new moms is something that is really hard to navigate through, especially currently when “Self Care” is so. dang. trendy.
So where do you start? What does “Self Care for a New Mom” really look like when you are getting zero sleep, you are trying to get to know a new human, you are still quite literally healing from a big change to your physical body and trying to deal with all the emotions and responsibility of it all?
Prioritizing self care can be hard. Especially when raising a family. It is even harder when your partner doesn’t understand your needs. Sometimes, women feel like they shouldn’t have needs/wants - simply because they stay home. I’ve heard many women talk about the guilt attached with spending money when they don’t actually make money as a stay at home mom.
I LOVE the week between Christmas and New Years. While everyone is wandering around in their messes of too many toys, too much clutter, not knowing where anything is, exhausted from holidays and wondering how Christmas came and left so fast - I am busy mentally preparing for my new year. Which by the way has helped me NOT be in a funk before and after christmas.
It is no surprise that Freshly Picked Bags are heaven. Their moccs are the best, so I knew when I needed to find a good bag, I could probably trust them with that too. All my babies all wear freshly picked moccs and how that they came out with the slip ons, they wear those too. (Olivia is wearing the platinum ones in the pictures below). I own 4 bags and literally use all 4 of them. Check them out below!
Hey there Mama,
Can we chat really quick?
When you look at “successful business people” outside of the home, typically you will see a common thread among them. They eat healthy, they wake up early, they work out, they make their beds, they are organized, they plan ahead etc. Among those things, they are driven, goal oriented and focused. They have implemented habits that help sustain their success.
We all know that time is limited as a Mama. Especially around the holidays.
One of the things I teach in my courses is how to do your makeup quickly and efficiently. The goal here is that you aren’t spending hours on end shuffling through products and watching lengthy tutorials on looks you will never do. I give you a detailed and short list of products that actually work and then step by step instructions on how to apply them.