Find Your Peace And Calm

These days with so much going on, so much stress and feeling overwhelmed, many of us feel trapped. Places are closed, places are re-opened with restrictions, or we’re asked to keep gatherings to a minimum. It’s time to find your peace and calm! 

Find Your Peace And Calm
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Times are chaotic right now. It’s a great time to find time for yourself. Find what brings happiness! 

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Supercharge Your Wellness

It’s tough times with Coronavirus. Will we ever get through this? When will it all end? I try not to dwell over it. I focus on the things I can control, such our health and wellness! Every so often, I try to change it up to keep us motivated! Are you ready to supercharge your wellness?

Supercharge Your Wellness
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How are you taking care of your health? My son and I go for a walk every morning during the week. I also do yoga and workout with resistance bands! I keep changing up my exercise routine but I think I’ll stick with yoga and my resistance bands! I like how I feel afterwards and I feel like I will get results! 

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Muscle & Mind: Recovery After A Workout

I have been on my workout grind for over a year. I’ve been doing my best to push myself farther each day which means more days of sore, achy muscles and exhaustion.

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I have always struggled with sciatic pain ever since I gave birth to my daughter 15 years ago. My back has been a constant source of discomfort but I couldn’t let that stop me from reaching my weight loss goals. But I also could not push myself to the point of injury.

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Gentle Acne Help For The Family

I’ve been trying to tackle my son’s acne for months now. He still has breakouts and I am also trying to prevent scarring! We found two brands that offer gentle acne help for the family and beyond! 

Gentle Acne Help For The Family
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When it comes to our beauty products, I try to choose natural and cruelty-free. I want products that are gentle and safe for the whole family! 

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Protecting Your Eyes Indoors And Out

Living in Northern California, my son and I always wear our sunglasses when it’s bright outside or the sun is out! My son and I recently started walking at the park again. Having a good pair of sunglasses comes in handy. We show you how protecting your eyes indoors and out is important! 

Protecting Your Eyes Indoors And Out
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I am so grateful I found Peepers! Their frames are so cute and stylish! I was lucky enough to receive their blue light blocking glasses a couple of years ago, I still use them to this day! I also received their sunglasses that my son and I both use! 

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5 Items You Need During Coronavirus

It seems Coronavirus will never end. Over the last year or so, we’ve made changes, adapt, changed again, and adapted again. For us, we recently started walking again. I realized we needed to focus on our fitness and health again. This time at home has allowed me to find time to organize, clean, and downsize. I believe I have downsized at least 5 times already. We share 5 items you need during Coronavirus.

5 Items You Need During Coronavirus
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How has quarantine been for you and your family? Have you discovered new skills? Cleaned? Organized? Start a new hobby? Get caught up on Netflix? 

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Take Time For Your Skin In Our Tough Times

Times are tough. Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and restricting. I know we have felt restricted. Only some aspects of our life have changed. However, we are making the best of it. It’s a great opportunity to take time for your skin in our tough times. 

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I recently added daily walking to our routine. We both needed the exercise and fresh air. I think it also allows my son to let off steam and get his energy out! Walking also allows me time to clear my thoughts and let go of stress! 

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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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Ready To Kick Into Gear

I had no idea how much I was ready for a new year, a fresh start! Since the novel Coronavirus hit, we have not been walking or getting outside for months! Either it was too hot over the summer or too cold in the winter! As for myself, I did supplement with indoor workouts! However, things have changed. One of my machines broke and I needed a change to my fitness routine. It is time to change it up! We are ready to kick into gear! 

Ready To Kick Into Gear
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I am so excited to change up our routine. My son and I now walk around the park a minimum of one mile. Each day, I have been changing it up to where we easily walk 1 to 3 miles each day. I am purposely changing it up so he doesn’t get into a set routine and won’t be open to change. He loves his routine. 

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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.

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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!