Liebster Award Winning Blog

I have had the privilege of being nominated for the Liebster Award! It’s a virtual award given to bloggers by bloggers, showcasing great content on small blogs to boost their viewership. Liebster is a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome (source). I’m humbled that someone thought enough…

My Mental Health Journey: World Mental Health Day

I wasn’t sure if or when I would share anything this personal, but since today is World Mental Health Day, I figured, why not. I don’t have a problem with talking about my mental illness. I’ve come a very long way and thank God for taking me out of the dark space I was in.…

The Waiting Game: 10 Things You Can Do While You Wait for What You Want

WAITING SUUUUUCCCCKKKKSSSS! I’m very impatient. Like, I don’t like to wait for ANYTHING. I’m the type of person who needs to see immediate results to stick with something. I don’t even want to wait .834 seconds for my phone to load. But my lack of patience has done nothing but hinder my life. I know…

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Dearest Natalie, From the time I found out I was pregnant…well, I was a pretty freaked out. And not the typical “OMG is this really happening???” freaked out, but the “Holy S*#+, there’s something inside me!!!” freaked out. But after 7 home pregnancy tests and 2 doctors visits (with different doctors), I finally believed you…

Being the Perfect Mom

What does the perfect mom look like to you?  Does she look like you? It’s hard to see ourselves as being the example of “perfect.” We know that perfect doesn’t exist yet we continue to strive toward some ideal or standard that’s impossible to reach. Instead of accepting ourselves and our situations, we only focus on…

The Ultimate Mom Guide to Accepting a Compliment

Why is it so hard to simply say, “Thank you!” when someone compliments us? Especially as moms. It’s like we’re afraid to be seen in a positive light for some reason. We always dance around the response with deflecting, negative statements. Complimenter: I love that dress. You: Oh, this old thing? Complimenter: You look lovely today.     You: I…

Check Your Circle: Evaluating the People Around You

Happy Friendship Day! You know what that means–it’s time to leave the kids home with dad or get a sitter and go out with the girls! Wooohooo! But….before you go, have you evaluated the type of energy your friends bring around you?   Remember we talked about how important how important your village is? Friendships are essential…

Are you parenting out of fear?

Do you ever find yourself anxiously thinking about your child's future: Who are they going to be, what's their purpose, will they be happy in the future, have you given them enough exposure to the world, are they going to disappoint or embarrass you? You start planning their extracurricular activities that will pave the way…

The Wonderful World of Feelings

What do you know about feelings? Do you know how your feelings affect your behaviors? Understanding our feelings helps us understand our parenting styles and our reactions to our children. Being able to identify them isn't always easy, but we should be careful not to hide them or brush them off and allow ourselves to…

One Thing Oprah Does That You Can Start Doing Today

There is a journal for just about everything. Travel, finances, jokes, dreams, feelings, relationships, to-dos, daily events, book reviews, prayers, gratitude – you name it, there's a journal for it. I want to focus on gratitude. A gratitude journal is a diary used to highlight moments of gratefulness. The journal can be as creative or…

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