Episode 3: I Don’t Want To ‘MOM’ Today!

You have those days…. the ones where you DON’T want to SHOW UP!!!  Today is that day for me!  My kids are fighting, my kids have totally turned off their ‘listening ears.’  It is time to stop giving in.  It is time to throw out the responsibilities… it is time to just chill and watch…

Episode 2: Self – Reliance Doesn’t Mean You ONLY Rely on YOURSELF!

  It took me a LONG time to learn what Self-Reliance actually meant.  Society paints a picture that we need to be totally independent, and asking others for help shows weakness!  NOT. THE. CASE! Being Self-Reliant means knowing yourself well enough to know your limits. It means knowing what you need to regain balance. It…

Happy 1st Birthday to Baby Number 5!

I wrote this post on another blog about a year ago, right after the birth of my FIFTH baby! She turned ONE today, and this last year flew by faster than ANY OTHER one of my children’s first year.  I suppose it is because she has been such a HUGE blessing (all of my children…

5 Activities for Young Children To Do While YOU Workout!

I have been working out at home since I had children, and it hasn’t always been easy… nor is it always a breeze even at this point!  We have been through many stages of toddlerhood with varying personalities to add to the mix. I have had to rearrange my workout areas to make it easier…

MOTHERHOOD SERIES: Accepting Your Child’s Different Needs

Some children you just need to snuggle more. Some need more hand holding, some need more physical affection.  Some will be just fine being sleep trained, being taught the routine, and some will have anxiety over being forced into a routine.  Of course structure is important, but sometimes creativity is required. In deciding what approach…

MOTHERHOOD SERIES: The NEW You!

Whether you work, stay at home, are single or married, being a mom to young children and babies is hard work.  When I hear older, more seasoned moms tell me it’s worth it, all I can think about is how I will NOT miss the tantrums, the blowouts, the lack of sleep, the endless games…