Motherhood

This weekend was a doozie.  It was a real test for me and frankly, I just didn't feel like playing along.  This Monday Mantra is my reminder that I can let the other stuff G to the O.  I woke up today with a brighter perspective (and a little more sleep. That helps too.) The thing is, EACH DAY CAN FEEL LIKE A NEW START.  Wake up.  Brush teeth. Put in your (fresh) eyes (for real if, like me, you have to wear those silly contacts.) You get the picture.  It's a chance to begin again.  Monday's have a special… Read More >>
This weekend we had the honor of celebrating my mom. She turns 70 in November (doesn't look a day over 50) and my sisters and I threw a surprise birthday party for her. Let me just say, trying to keep a secret, plan and organize a huge party for the most helpful person in your life who couldn't help with it was tough! Not to mention, trying to avoid mom just popping over while we're getting tables, chairs, tents, and balloons delivered! I had a back up excuse for all of it and my brain hurt from coordinating each detail.… Read More >>
Have confidence in your voice. Value your words and the message behind them. Be honest with yourself and others. ❤️ I know there are times when I need the reminder to express my concerns, to pause and say "No" or to share something that has been weighing on me. Have confidence in your voice, choose your words wisely and act with positive intentions. I'm a very easy going girl and I can be a quick "Yes" person. Lately I've been working on taking a moment, a day or even a week to pause and evaluate the situation before sharing my… Read More >>
"Value your work." An important message from author, Melody Beattie. To me it means that, as mommies, we must value the work we do, sunup to sundown. Value the time and energy it takes to keep life moving forward in your house. Meal prep, mountains of laundry, the eternal picking up of toys.... And... Value the work you are doing as you take an extra 15 minutes to wander the route your curious toddler wants to go on your walk. Value the work you do as you sit and place blocks repeatedly in the matching space on the barn. Do… Read More >>
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