When “surviving” becomes “thriving”

When “surviving” becomes “thriving”

In the past week or so, it literally just dawned on me that my blogging focus was completely wrong. I should be focusing on what I care about most and what comes most natural to me. My goal is for this blog to be a place where moms can be inspired with messages of self care, time management, balance, and positivity. As a mom, it’s easy to lose focus on what is most important. We are often spread way too thin and trying to be everything to every one. A lot of us never quite get a handle on it. We’re plagued with mom guilt, deteriorating health, dwindling finances, and emotional heartache from the pressure of needing to BE everything and DO everything. I want my little space on the internet to be a place to find tips and tools to manage it all. Reminders of what is important, how to make decisions quickly, how to take back our lives and be in charge of our own happiness with our babies!

I never really realized that how I manage my life is a learned skill. If you missed my introduction blog post, it may be helpful for you to catch up on what got me where I am today. I’ve been a single mom, I’ve been financially independent since I was 17 years old, I’ve had $0 dollars to my name and 2 weeks until the next payday. I’ve had a house to take care of while I was 9 months pregnant (and single) in the blazing hot summer and a 4 year old to care for. I’ve powered through a breastfeeding journey with a nipple confused baby who didn’t sleep through the night for a year. Every experience that I’ve had over the past 13 years of adulthood, although very trying at times, has made me incredibly efficient with my time and resources. It has helped me see the positive and understand true contentment. I’ve held an 2 day old infant in my arms in an empty home with no partner to dote over me but felt so at peace in knowing that I made it and that that sweet baby was meant to be mine.

I’m so excited to share these learned skills and mindsets with you. I hope any mama who feels like she is drowning in the day-to-day can find tips of daily survival, validation, and a reminder that self care is the trick to enjoying motherhood. I hope to not only teach you how to survive the day-to-day life as a mother, but how to thrive.

Featured wearing: (Jeans), (shirt), (boots)


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