Create A Comfortable Workspace

I have worked from home or been a stay at home parent for years. I have worked outside of the home too. However, as a special needs parent, I have always preferred to be a stay at home parent. Now that I am a single mom, I have to be a stay at home parent and work from home. With the novel Coronavirus, many people are working from home too! It’s taken a toll on everyone. I am so excited to show you simple ways to create a comfortable workspace! 

Create A Comfortable Workspace
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I work from home from my laptop. I don’t have a desk. Instead, I use our dining table. Since I use a laptop, I started noticing my neck and back were hurting. I even tried elevating my laptop with a stack of hardcover books. It was a nice improvement. 

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The Best Ideas To Create The Ultimate Family Backyard

Your backyard is nice. You have pretty landscaping, quality furniture, maybe a pool, maybe sports areas. The lawn is green, and everything is clean and tidy. And yet, you think you might want to take things up a notch and create something really memorable. Here are some ideas to help take your backyard from “very nice” to “ultimate.” Let’s create the ultimate family backyard!

The Best Ideas To Create The Ultimate Family Backyard

Water Features

Nothing says opulence like cascading water. A fountain or waterfall not only adds dramatic visual flair, it also gives you that lovely splashing, bubbling background sound. If you add a waterfall to a pool, the flip of a switch transforms your pool setting from smooth and placid to dynamic and exciting. Build in a water slide, for endless fun for the kids. The possibilities are endless, including everything from hot tubs that spill into the pool, to elaborate multi-level water creations that wind their way through your entire yard.

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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!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas For The Last Minute Shopper

This holiday season is going to be like non other. With lock-down in full effect, we have no choice but to do our holiday shopping on-line. To help ease some of that stress, we found some unique stocking stuffer ideas for the last minute shopper.

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An Easy Way To Fit In A Workout Every Single Day

Let’s face it, most of us are working from home while sitting in front of our computers for at least 8 hours a day. By the time you are done with work and finish your daily chores, are you really in the mood to workout? Not me thats for sure. It wasn’t until I learned that I can integrate a workout while I am doing my work. It sounded so intriguing, I had to give it a try.

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Basic Lawn Care 101: Lawn Prep For Winter

With winter coming, there are a few maintenance tasks that should get done to your lawn before the first major frost.

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Stay Warm & Cozy With A Luxurious Alpaca Wool Quilt

Winter is approaching, and one of my favorite things to do is cuddle up with cozy blankets to keep warm during these cold months. In the New England area of the U.S, temps can drop down into the negatives, so having blankets in every nook and cranny is practically essential. I have owned basic comforters, down comforters and everything in between. Then a game changer came into my life, an alpaca wool quilt; talk about a little piece of luxury!

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4 Ways To Bring Positivity Into Your Life

As a single mom, I go through so many different emotions. I feel like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders because I don’t have any help. However, I do my best to stay positive and upbeat! We are so excited to share 4 ways to bring positivity into your life! 

4 Ways To Bring Positivity Into Your Life

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I am a single mom to a teen with Autism and I am raising him all on my own. When he was in school, that gave me a chance to run errands, go to appointments, etc. It was nice having alone time to get things done while he was at school. I also used that time to go for a walk throughout the day! It was cool enough in the morning and the fresh air was uplifting! 

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Make Taco Night Extra Special & Fun

Taco night is the best night in my home. Not only is it a simple and easy meal to pull together, but every single person in my family loves it. It has even become a go-to meal when in a pinch for dinner or even unexpected guests. We love adding some extra touches or changing it up a bit for our taco nights so they don’t ever get boring.

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Feel Refreshed Before & After An Intense Workout

Love working out but hate the funkiness that always comes with it? I know I do! Since our family is on a journey to be all natural with our wellness products, it is tough to find hard-working funk fighters! We found some great products that are perfect for your workout arsenal along with some extra goodies to help keep you feeling refreshed.

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