Friday, January 6, 2017

A New Year.....straight from the Mama of four babes

1. Find your happy. There is always something to be happy about....even when there are bumps in the road. We all know people who find anything and everything to complain about.....we see them everyday on social media. I may be sporting the mom bun for four days straight.....but I also have 4 wonderful children that remind me I am beautiful even on those messy bun days. In all honesty, my life hasn't been all smooth sailing, but I always try remember there are SO many people out there who have much bigger worries and could only hope for my "problems." I have a healthy beautiful family....I am blessedπŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸΌ❤️

2. Everything in moderation. I could probably be 2 sizes smaller than I am....if I put myself on some fad diet or barely ate.  No thanks! I love good food....and quite frankly life is too short to not enjoy it. Don't get me wrong...I don't eat what I want everyday, 
and I exercise daily. When I go out to eat I choose to eat what I want.....and let's just say I am not afraid of a cocktail or twoπŸΈπŸπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

3. Accept that you cannot change others. I have learned this the hard way unfortunately....people can really hurt you in life....even those closest to you. You can't make people love you, keep people from talking about you, or even stop someone from betraying you. I do believe, however, you have complete control over who you let surround you. Let go of those who disrespect you, and embrace those that believe in you.

4. Love hard. My husband and I have gone though a lot during 14 years of marriage.....there are ups,  downs, and in-betweens. There is no "perfect marriage". During Xmas break we were able to go on four dates.....just the two of us. To be honest, a couple of those nights I was tired from getting ready for Xmas, and I didn't know if I felt up to going out (that elf on the shelf and two kids with December birthdays can be overwhelming). After thinking about it, I sucked it ready....and you know what.....we had the most amazing time.

5. Play. It's easy with four babes (kiddos) to always be busy. Seriously I do 1-2 loads of laundry every single day.....easssssily. But when that little baby wants to play chase...those dirty dishes can wait. Or a load of laundry can wait until  after a round of Mario kart with my big boys. I've only got so many years of dishes piling up, and stinky boy clothes in the hampers.....I'll miss that one day. Play's so worth it.

6. Say you are sorry. No one likes being me, I hate it. But it's always important to say sorry when you are.....those little people are watching you. Those kiddos will grow up to be adults some day.....and if you don't say sorry.....why will they. Being accountable for mistakes teaches your children valuable lessons. 

7. Forgive. This can be a hard one. I can forgive, but I don't forget. If you show me change and really mean you are sorry I can forgive. Sorry is only a word....actions truly prove you are. Forgive....for your own heart....but don't forget. Plus forgiving and moving on drives them wild πŸ˜‰.

9. Ask for help. There is no "i" in team. For years in the beginning of my marriage I tried to do it all.....I literally wore myself out. In today's society women have to work to help support a family. So.....guess what?!?!??! The family needs to all help and do their part with the house. A mama is not superwoman.......well.....closeπŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺ🏼.

9. Be Selfish. It's ok to want time to yourself from time to time. We all need that break. I am envious of those who have family close to help facilitate that. Sometimes, for me, just escaping to take a bath or giving myself a pedi/mani can help me rechargeπŸ’…πŸΌπŸ›€πŸΌ

10. Be you. Don't compare/compete with someone else. We all have our own journeys in life.....our own story. What works for one mama may not work for you. Every mama has bad days, and a messy house from time to time. Love yourself and the road you took to be who you are now. Be you.....and own itπŸ‘‘πŸ’–

Happy New Years to all the mamas out got 2017πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸΌπŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ‘¦πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ❤️

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