When You Have Lost Yourself

When You Have Lost Yourself
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When you finally realize that at some point you have lost yourself. Where do you go to pick yourself back up and start again?

As I look in the mirror the tired eyes look back at me. Dark circles from being up and down all night with a three year old who refuses to sleep in her own bed. My hair loosely tied back with two days worth of dry shampoo. Slouchy clothes, from years before no where close to fitting.

You hear the bigger kids in the other room arguing over who’s watching the tv. You sigh and wash your face as you try to steel yourself for another day. Take a deep breath and do it all over again.

When you have lost yourself

You have lost yourself.

I love my kids, they are the reason I breathe every day but sometimes there are days where the arguing from them drives me up the wall, or they won’t eat dinner after I’ve worked hard to make it. Or when you are just completely touched out. And then the mom guilt kicks in and I feel horrible for feeling that way.

I have four kids ages 9 to 3. There is never a dull moment in my household. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I have realized that I had lost myself somewhere in the midst of being a mom. That was who I had become, I was mama, there was no Kansas any longer. My identity revolved around that role.

Brooklyn Cardigan

After so long not taking care of myself I decided it was time to find me again. I started with looking for some functional clothing that helped me be comfy but also look nice and that’s when I found the beautiful Duffield Lane line of clothing. I think my favorite item is the Brooklyn Cardigan. This beautiful Cardigan is so soft and goes with any outfit to keep you warm and looking stylish.

Blaine Dress

And I think my favorite dress that they make is the stunning Blaine Dress. I love how it goes with everything. You can dress it up or pair it down. Perfect for church or a PTA meeting. This dress is flattering on any shape, even mine and it’s hard to find self-love after carrying and birthing four kids. If you are interested in finding your perfect fit or style check out their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Lennon Dress
Phoebe dress

It’s not always easy learning to take care of yourself again. Just know that you are worth it. If you can’t take care of yourself and put your mental health first, it’s going to make it hard to put that into your home. As mom’s, we tend to feel like we have lost yourself and put everyone but yourself first. So mom to mom just let me say…

YOU MATTER!

You are WORTH it.

You are doing an amazing job momma, keep your head up!

You haven’t lost yourself!

Charge Up With New Gear

This year has been the craziest we’ve ever seen! With the novel Coronavirus pandemic, we have been forced to change the way we live, interact, learn, communicate, and more! I’ve been doing my best to stay motivated with my fitness and our health! I have since added a rowing machine to stay in shape! 

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When it comes to fitness or general health, staying hydrated is important! When I use a fun and delightful water bottle, it makes drinking my water so much fun! I prefer to use reusable bottles! 

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Discover Your Sassy and Comfy Style

When it comes to style, I tend to choose comfortable looks! As a mom, I live in leggings and pajamas! When I do go out, for appointments, shopping, or volunteer in my son’s classroom, I try to wear regular clothing! Being stuck at home, our kids learning from home, life can be pretty stressful. Let’s take the time to discover your sassy and comfy style! 

Discover Your Sassy and Comfy Style
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Whether you like to dress up or stay comfortable, or looking to sass up your look, we share our favorite products! 

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3 Ways To Pull Off A Quarantine Summer Vibe

The Coronavirus hit our school district, which caused our school district to close in early March! Since then, we’ve been trying to stay healthy and also maintain somewhat of a schedule. Since it’s summer, we’ve been a bit lenient on any type of schedule. Since we are stuck at home, we share 3 ways to pull off a quarantine summer vibe. 

3 Ways To Pull Off A Quarantine Summer Vibe
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Being in quarantine isn’t much different from our life before Coronavirus. I’ve been taking time to keep our home clean and reminding my son to wash his hands as soon as we get home. Thankfully, we’ve kept our cleaning and beauty to natural products

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4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park

Ever since we’ve been on a stay at home order, I see more and more people walking around the park! In the past, I’ve always gone for a walk throughout the week. It was so nice to enjoy the fresh air and get exercise at the same time. We share 4 ways to look stylish and get your fitness on in the park! 

4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park
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Since we’ve been stuck at home, there are more people walking around the parks! I have even seen people have picnics and working out together! 

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Eco-friendly Products Just in Time for Earth Day

Earth Day
Earth Day

Earth Day is just around the corner and this year I got the chance to try some amazing eco-friendly products. Are you ready for some eco-friendly products just in time for Earth Day?

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Conscious Step – Socks with A Purpose

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Comfort In Leggings And Jeans

When I found leggings, I wore them around the house and even as pajamas! They were basic leggings and were perfect for our laid back lifestyle. I loved them because they lasted years as compared to the pajama pants I have now, they barely lasted an entire year. Since I love being comfortable and we spend most of our time at home, I prefer laid back styles. I found comfort in leggings and jeans! 

Comfort In Leggings And Jeans
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As far as my fashion, I keep it simple and easy going! When it comes to leggings, you want comfortable and non-see- through styles! I remember hearing about those name brand leggings that were see-through! Thankfully I have never had that issue! 

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8 Ways To Do Your Part For Earth Day!

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Earth Day is April 22 of every year, and this year marks 50 years of Earth Day celebrations.  Even though this year will be an odd Earth Day, we still can celebrate in our ways.  The world needs us to really look at our actions and GET IT TOGETHER!  So we want to share ways YOU can help with EARTH DAY all year long!  

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2 Ways To Show Off Your Love Of Plants

It’s no secret that I love houseplants. When my son and I moved into our home over a year ago, I wanted to slowly rebuild my indoor jungle! I quickly built my collection without going overboard. Every so often, I get the urge to add new plants! We share 2 ways to show off your love of plants! 

2 Ways To Show Off Your Love Of Plants
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As a homeowner and single mom, I feel stressed and overwhelmed almost daily! Houseplants help me feel less stress in our living space! I also like keeping the look of nature indoors! Caring for plants allows me to feel relaxed and focus on a hobby that brings me peace. As a condo owner, I don’t have my own yard to enjoy nature, so I bring the greenery indoors with my plants! I am very thankful my son always knew not to touch my plants. He seems to keep his distance from them, which I appreciate. 

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4 Ways To Be Chic And Comfortable

We found 4 ways to be chic and comfortable! If you live on a budget like me, you can still look chic and be and feel comfortable! These products work at home or when you are out and about. 

4 Ways To Be Chic And Comfortable
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I like wearing clothes and accessories that allow me to be me. I don’t like a lot of fuss. I prefer products that work and fit into my lifestyle.

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