Confidence, Fulfillment

Acknowledgment: Why We Need to Express More Recognition and Gratitude

We were all raised to say thank you, and teach our children to do the same, but often we are so busy, we miss the big picture. Gratitude towards others is more than saying thank you.  It’s about acknowledgment.  It’s easy to say thank you, but acknowledgment is about doing more.  It’s about recognizing someone …

10 Benefits of Gratitude Practice
Confidence, Inspiration

10 Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude is an essential, but often overlooked, component of our mental health.  Over the past few years, I have made important shifts in my mindset which include expressing gratitude every day. In doing so I have slowly seen changes to my health and well-being, and I want to inspire YOU to practice gratitude more so …

Paper Crane Movement
Inspiration

The Gratitude Project – Expressing Gratitude One Paper Crane at a Time

Do you express gratitude abundantly?  Expressing gratitude makes us happier, healthier people, but often we get so wrapped up in the day to day that we lose sight of small gestures of gratitude. To jump-start this movement, my friend Jenn, from the YouTube channel “Origami Twist” and I have decided to team up to help …

6 of the Best Parenting Books that Changed the Way I Parent
Mom Life, Must Read Books

6 of the Best Parenting Books that Changed the Way I Parent

“If I have to ask you one more time to put on your shoes I’m going to scream!” “Why is it so hard for you to listen!?” “Brush your teeth, NOW!” “Stop fighting!” “Go to your room!” Does any of this sound familiar?  Do you feel like you’ve tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING is working?  You …

5 Must Read Inspirational Books by Women for Women
Inspiration, Must Read Books

5 Must Read Inspirational Books by Women for Women

I love to read and share great books with others, especially when they’re written by inspirational women.  Every morning I spend time reading personal development books during my morning routine. It helps give me the motivation and inspiration I need to commit to my personal development and have a productive day. If you are just …

Finding Balance: How 17 Busy Moms Do it All
Balance, Mom Life

Finding Balance: How 17 Busy Moms Do it All

Finding Balance: How 17 Busy Moms Do it All We all know a perfect balance is almost impossible to achieve.  Something always has to give.  But, I believe a healthy balance is not only doable but necessary, to survive motherhood.  I recently shared a post on Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms.  Naturally, one of the first …

Self-care Tips for Busy Moms
Balance, Confidence, Fulfillment

Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms: How 17 Moms Practice Self-Care

Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms: How 17 Moms Practice Self-Care When I mention the word self-care to a mom I often get an eye roll or sarcastic laugh.  Most moms say something like “I don’t have time for self-care, I’m busy taking care of everyone else!”  Here’s the thing, moms – If you’re so busy …

10 Habits of a Happy Mom
Balance, Confidence, Fulfillment, Inspiration

10 Habits of Happy Moms

Many young women dream of a future that includes children.  They picture sweet giggles, those first steps, hearing their baby say “mama,” dance lessons and sports practice, and an immeasurable amount of love and affection. But once those dreams become reality, the reality of being a mom isn’t always what we expect.  Sure, we know …

How to Create a Mindful Corner for Kids
Balance, Inspiration, Mom Life

How to Create a Mindful Corner for Children

I’ve been talking a lot about mindfulness lately.  Talking about it is one thing, practicing it is another.  It’s really hard to slow down and be mindful throughout our chaotic days with kids, but I make my best effort because I feel it’s so important for our children’s growth and health (as well as my …