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Appreciate the Sky this Weekend!!

Take time out of the hectic craziness that is your life for just five minutes this weekend and appreciate how beautiful the sky is..

I guarantee it will help relax you!

To all the moms and dads… regardless if you are working moms, stay at home moms, 80 hour per week dads…you are all doing such a great job!

The sky will give you five minutes of zen that you deserve …

Then get back to cleaning that mess!!

🙂

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Any other moms (or dads) out there lose a ton of weight??

So most of my life I was lean and athletic. I was All-State, MVP, etc of my sports teams in high school and college. I love the competition and the feeling of adrenaline that playing sports/working out gives me. I was so in shape, I could have been G.I. Jane…

The second half of college and the year following college, I completely fell off the wagon. I was living with my boyfriend who was 10 years older than me and a handful of his frat boy-like friends (that man is my husband now lol).

Every night was another party, drinking, and drunk snacking on Slim Jims.

Many vodka and cranberries later, I was a mess. Large, unhealthy, out of control, and extremely insecure.

After months of “I’ll work out tomorrow”, I finally put my sneakers on and began working out and eating right. Long days of grueling workouts, boring salads, and religiously watching Doctor Oz led to me losing 70 pounds! I even ran a full marathon after months of training.

I felt on top of the world. More energy than a toddler playing with finger paint, stronger than I’ve ever been before-I was back!

and now…

I just don’t care.

I’ve put on baby weight with my daughter, but lost some of it so I’m not huge- I’m just … normal.

I work out like 3 times a month and walk here and there.

Most of the food I eat is healthy and organic, but there is still crap sprinkled in on occasion.

While I would like to fit back into my old jeans, I just don’t have any motivation to work my ass off like I did before. I’m not happy with my body, but I’m not too unhappy with it either.. 

Every day I think of how awesome I felt during my weight loss journey and how I want to get back there, but… whatever… too much work…

Please tell me I’m not alone! Anyone else lose motivation entirely? How in the hell did you get it back?

 Check out this book from the man that helped me lose the weight 🙂

Mom blog, Mom life, Toddler Life

Stay at Home Mom’s Don’t Contribute to Society??

I’m a full-time working mom. I’m an Office Manager of a very upscale dental office. I’m great with numbers, insurance claims, and calming people down about the doom that is their impending root canal.

Unfortunately, while I like what I do, I don’t want to be doing it (I’m working on becoming a part-time or all-the-time Stay at Home Mom).

I always thought being a mom, especially one that could stay home and raise her children full-time, was the biggest definition of success.

That’s why it caught me off guard when one of the doctors at my job told me if I didn’t choose to go back to work after maternity leave, I wouldn’t be contributing to society.

Um … what? Did this mom of 3 just say that out loud?

I didn’t have a chance to rebut because the office was busier than Grand Central Station.

My mom was a stay at home mom. Not by choice, but because she was permanently disabled after a picnic table was thrown at her by a mentally disabled patient at her job.

She loved her job. She wanted to work. She didn’t want to get hurt.

Yet, it was a great blessing in disguise. She was my Girl Scout leader and brought us all camping in the woods. She was at every one of my volleyball games. She spent the summers with my brother and I at the beach.

She did MORE than contribute to society. She was there to raise two kick ass children. Two children who are loving and caring and empathetic. Two children who donate their time and money to charitable causes because we were taught that helping others is the right thing to do.

Success and “contributing to society” does not mean being a doctor (or dentist). Success does not mean being a millionaire. Success (to some) doesn’t even mean being a parent. Success is different to everyone.

So if I decide to give up my career to be with my daughter, I feel in my heart that what I’m doing goes far deeper than selling my soul to the 9-5 grind.

Good job to all the working moms… Applause to all the stay at home moms… Good job to all the non-parents…

No matter how you spend YOUR time, spend it the way you want…

and not how society wants you to spend it…

Mom blog, Mom life, Nature lover, Toddler Life

Moana’s Grandma

Let me tell you, Moana’s Grandmother is my spirit animal…  🌊

As silly as it is, is it weird I want to live more like her? Lol. Just constantly being in touch with nature and just going with the flow…

My daughter woke up way early today and insisted we go outside to play by 6am (I love that she loves being outside, but we are still recovering from sickness so a little sleep would have been preferable). Begrudgingly, I put my flip flops on, made my coffee and brought her out. Then, I immediately looked up to the sky and saw a jaw dropping sunrise.

Suddenly, I thought, “I have to wake up and see the sunrise every day!”.

My daughter was dancing in the sunlight (for all of 15 minutes before she wanted to go back to sleep 😂). It was such a great start to the day.

Sometimes, you just have to remember to look at the sunrise (or sunset if that’s more your thing) and it instantly grounds you. It makes you feel unstoppable yet so minute and unimportant at the same time. Not to mention, it sets an awesome tone for the rest of the day.

So if any of you are having a tough morning, day, week, or year, take a minute to look into nature. Be “the village crazy lady” and dance with the waves here and there.

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Rough Weekend…

Summer sickness?? What is this nonsense?! 😷☀️

Fourth ear infection for my 15 month old and a sinus infection for me.

I can’t remember the last time I was sick during the summer. Missed out on fun summer plans this weekend which was a bummer, but I got to snuggle with my little lady so it was secretly a win.

I’ve been having a rough month or 2. I’m feeling the guilt of having to work a new, full-time job and leaving my daughter in daycare more than ever. My husband and I wake up early in the morning, rush out the door, work all day, and then rush home. I feel like we are constantly on the go and we don’t get to just enjoy each other anymore.

I think the toughest part for me is that I used to be a full-time nanny so I feel like I’ve raised other children more than my own. It’s a sucky feeling.

So the doctor told me yesterday that she may need to get tubes put in her ears if the ear infections keep coming. He also said daycare is most likely the culprit.

I know daycare has done wonders for her social skills and learning, but I just wish I could have her go one or two days instead of all the time.

Am I putting too much pressure on myself? How are you working moms handling the guilt and constant rush-like schedule? Do you stay at home moms wish the kids were in daycare?

Any input and chatter would be fun so we can see both sides!

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Introduction on How to do Everything 😉

Welcome to my blog, everyone!

This is it. This is the place where us moms (and dads too- we don’t discriminate!) come together to discuss how in the actual Hell we are supposed to do everything.

Like literally everything. 🍷

My daughter is 15 months old and she is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I wish I could spend much more time being with her than in the office… ✏️

Unfortunately , the office is the place that funds the things I want to do with my daughter. 💰

So how are we supposed to live fulfilling lives filled with love and travel and play when we are stuck in the 9-5 grind? When the house needs to be cleaned and dinners cooked? When the little one is sick with her 738th ear infection?

Well, I’m not too sure yet… 😯

…but I’m determined to figure it out. Each day, little by little, I will get closer to my goal of “doing it all”, while not going insane.

This blog is for anyone who wants to play more and work less. Love more and worry less. Travel more and stagnate less.

It’s possible…

✌️