Back to School | Casual Outfit for Mom

August 9, 2017

“Back to school, back to school… to prove to mommy I’m not a fool”. Can anyone name that movie?! Summer is starting to wind down and I’m starting to feel like there’s light at the end of the tunnel! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my kids. They’re the best! I’ve loved our lazy mornings, spending time with family visiting from out of state and just having the freedom to drop whatever to go somewhere fun! But it’s been so busy. Do you feel like this, too? I kind of feel like I’m just dropping all the balls if you know what I mean 😂! It’s been hard to actually get stuff done cause there’s always someone around needing something and it’s been impossible to find a baby sitter because everyone seems to be out of town. It will be so good to get back into a routine. I think we all need it at this point!!

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How to be Happy… Even when you’re not.

July 25, 2017

A common compliment I’m given is how optimistic and happy I am. I love reading your messages because they’re like little love notes of encouragement that have helped keep me moving forward some days. While I love that you guys see me as a source of happiness, and I’m so grateful to have spread joy, I also feel very guilty because happiness is something that can easily elude me.

I’m your classic optimist for sure and it takes quite a bit to get me down. But when life becomes overwhelming or when there’s just too much chaos, I become the biggest grump you’ve ever seen. I yell at my kids, I pick fights with Brian, and e.v.e.r.y little thing just stresses me out. When I get to that place of worry and anxiety it’s really hard for me to snap back and I feel like this big rain cloud is hanging over me. And I wouldn’t say it’s depression, just the ups and downs of a normal life. Depression is a monster and I don’t want anyone to think that a few self-help books could ever clear it up. Over the years though, I’ve found several things that have helped me to remain in that state of happiness and optimism and things I need to do daily to keep me there. I wanted to share those with you, mostly as a reminder for myself because this summer has been over the top stressful! Anyone else?!

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Athleisure Wear

July 3, 2017

I thought I’d share a quick outfit that I’ve been wearing on the daily. Y’all know I’m obsessed with athleisure wear. I’m gonna start posting more of it here because it seems to be all I wear lately 🙈 #dontjudge! Don’t get me wrong, it’s so fun to get dolled up for date night or church, but other than those two occasions I’m usually wearing comfy mom clothes that can get me from the gym to an afternoon baseball game, to running errands and a even a huge Costco haul. I need an outfit that can just be all of the things for me!

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