It may seem like I write a lot about the negatives of motherhood, and maybe that’s true; using words like “monotony,” “anxiety,” and “isolation.” But for good reason! There are some mornings I find myself scrolling through Instagram feeling totally defeated just because everyone else seems to have it together. I know it’s not true–even I put my best foot forward on social media–but somehow I still let myself believe I’m the only one struggling. So why am I being a downer highlighting the negatives? Well, I’m not. Do you really need one more voice telling you how well I’m getting along while you struggle? I just want to beRead More →

When I discovered bullet journaling, it instantly became my number one favorite pastime. I posted photos of my spreads on Instagram and had many people comment on how artistic I was and how they would never have time for something like that. I would thank them and, of course, tell them all about how great bullet journaling was and all the cool stuff I was doing with it. It was something that motivated me to be productive. I always looked forward to sitting down with a jar full of pens and making my plans. After spending lots of time with decorative detailings and fancy layouts,Read More →

A good chunk of my reader base includes fellow bloggers. I’m talking to you guys today and asking you if writing, though a passion, can really stress you out at times?! I love to write, but there are so many times that it puts a strain on me. Reasons: I know others are watching, I have self-imposed deadlines and spotty willpower when it comes to meeting them, I’m pressed for time, and it’s just plain hard. Writing is like working out; you really have to push yourself to start and it’s hard and not that fun…until you get going. Then you feel good and you enjoy it andRead More →

We all know at the end of a long day or the completion of a big project, it’s important to reward ourselves. But how often do we take the time to enjoy something just because we made it through another day of chores or monotony? This is especially crucial for SAHMs! We so often forget to make time for ourselves (when we can) as we stay busy seeing to the needs of our families. But without taking time to celebrate our accomplishments, our motivation can begin to drop tremendously! We are wired to respond to incentives. Even small rewards can help keep you motivated.Read More →

We all have days when our motivation is shot. Days when it seems like the only things we want to do are watch Netflix and veg. Days like that can be good for our mental health, but sometimes I find that the day after a lazy day can send me into either panic mode trying to catch up or a perpetual state of laziness as I continue to put off getting back to the grind!Read More →

As often as I’m able to get up before the sun, I’ve been practicing the Miracle Morning–but with a twist. If you aren’t familiar with The Miracle Morning, you can visit my post here where I briefly talk about it. I initially tried The Miracle Morning the way Hal Elrod prescribed it–Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing.Read More →

One of my very favorite books as a SAHM was one that I discovered before I ever had a home of my own. I remember being in middle school seeing my Mom reading the bright pink edition of Marla Ciley’s homekeeping handbook Sink Reflections and being reverently inspired to get organized, even at a young age. One day I found her standing over a glistening kitchen sink and decided I wanted to read the book for myself.Read More →

In a matter of one day I read The Miracle Morning and, even though the ideas Hal had written about were hardly original, I was so excited to immediately start putting into practice his collective ideas on personal development and the ever important morning routine. I would love to say I’ve done it for seven days without missing a day like I’ve been reading about on every other Miracle Morning-er’s blog, but motherhood calls. It seems like since I put my mind to doing this the kiddo has decided to start waking up an hour or two before my pre-determined wake up time.Read More →