#ThankfulThursday: A Mother's Day Reflection From Daughter to Mother

#ThankfulThursday: A Mother's Day Reflection From Daughter to Mother

I don’t think I appreciated my mom enough when I was younger.  I saw her working hard and taking care of our family on a daily basis but I don’t think I was able to really appreciate it until I became a grown woman and mother.  Growing up, I thought my mom was a superhero. She made things happen no matter what. It wasn't until I became older that I saw my mom as a woman; an amazingly resilient, determined and strong woman.  My mom was and still is...PROVERBS 31 PERSONIFIED!

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#WellnessWednesday: 10 Self-Care Practices for Busy Moms

#WellnessWednesday: 10 Self-Care Practices for Busy Moms

Motherhood… it is the most rewarding job I have but it is also a job that will take every inch of my energy some days.  We pour so much into our children and families it’s no wonder we are exhausted.  Over the years, I’ve learned that taking time to “recharge” is mandatory.   As mothers, we have to be very careful not to run on empty for too long because it can affect everyone in our household. Remember the old saying, “if momma ain’t happy…ain’t nobody happy?”  There’s truth in that.  Our loved ones depend on us for so much. We are the counselors, nurses, psychologists, the chefs, the drivers, the housekeepers, the CEO’s of our homes and so much more. We are the glue that hold our families together.  That’s a pretty busy job that requires us to constantly pour into the lives of others.  When do you take time to refill your cup?  I’ve learned over the years that I can only be the best mom I can be when my cup is full. When I’m full emotionally, spiritually, and mentally, I can pour the best of myself into the ones I love. When I’m running on empty, everyone around me suffers. 

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