Winging it!

At times it might appear that I have it all together but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m just a hot mess that’s winging it everyday.

Life. Motherhood. Everything. I have no clue what I’m doing most days but thankfully it’s all working out. 😝

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Hot Mess Monday

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That’s me today…well everyday! I should just introduce myself and say, “Hi! I’m Ashley and I’m a hot mess!” That way people can give me grace instantly. 🙈

But seriously, am I the only hot mess? Are you insane like me?

–> I’m always in a rush (today I took the wrong kid to the wrong school at the wrong time)
–> I’m always juggling a million things (and dropping the ball on a lot)
–> I usually look like a hot mess (Hello messy bun, unwashed hair and no makeup)
–> Chaos is my middle name!

Rejoice, my dear sweet hot mess homey! Chaos looks beautiful on you! 😘

Mama Guilt: Let it Go

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You carry the world on your shoulders and if that’s not enough, you pick up some heavy guilt along the way. It’s a heavy load with your own expectations to be everything to everyone. You feel guilty that you’re not good enough, not around enough, not doing enough. You want to be the perfect mama to your amazing kids.

Stop. Just stop.

It’s okay to take a moment and nurture your soul. It’s okay to want time away from your family. It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re going insane.

Give yourself grace and let go of the mama guilt. Guilt has no space in the place of grace. Embrace rest, take care of yourself and let go of all of the feelings that don’t serve you.

You are the mama your kids need and you are enough.

Love,
A mama that’s tired of carrying around guilt

So much chaos…

Some days…who am I kidding, most days my life19986_10208414931879036_6540282672955388528_n is pure chaos. I don’t know if I’m coming or going, I’m rushing around and trying to do it all.

Between homework, activities, work, life, laundry and everything else that goes with being a mom it’s easy to lose sight of the joy.

Embrace the chaos and find the glory. It might be hidden under some laundry but it’s there.

You’ll find it in the stolen kisses before bedtime, the quick moments of kids playing together, the frenzied dance parties and in the glorious mess.

Confession: I’m a hot mess

Confession: I’m a hot mess.

Sometimes I’m a crazy lunatic in front of my kids.
Sometimes we have cereal for dinner.
Sometimes I don’t have time to shower and I wear pajamas in public.
Sometimes the laundry doesn’t get put away for awhile.
Sometimes life is hectic and homework gets forgotten.

I don’t have it all together and I’m completely okay with it.

If I had to guess, I bet you’re a hot mess too

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Keep Calm: Take a Rest

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Moms: Can you relate…It’s the weekend and…

–> Your to do list a mile long?
–> You’re drowning in chores?
–> It feels like you’ve been running around like a crazy person since the weekend started?

STOP!! Just…take a breath and STOP!!

Today I challenge you to let go of your responsibilities and REST. Put your feet up, cuddle with your kids, read a book, take a bath or do something that makes you feel recharged.

The week starts all over tomorrow and I promise the world won’t stop if you take a few moments today to rest and recharge.

Being a mom is hard.

Being a mom is hard.
Being the mom you think your kids deserve is even harder.

Here’s the truth, I have realized something in myself that I absolutely hate. I constantly 12033104_10208211161944915_5297880503814382966_nsay to my kids, “Hurry Up!” or “We don’t have time for this!” as we go through our daily routine. Usually it is something that’s yelled at them as they get ready for school, ask for help or as they’re doing anything else that slows me down from my ever growing to do list.

I am rushing my kids through their life and sending the message to them that their life isn’t worth enjoying. Gah. Talk about a thought that makes me sober up and want to change.

I’m thankful I have 3 amazing kids who show me more grace than I deserve. I want my kids to leave my presence filled with peace, love and not be filled with the echoes of my frustrations. It’s not their fault that my schedule is packed and my to do list is long.

I’m a work in progress as a mom and this is my biggest struggle. I am going to work on it and do my best to slow down, enjoy the moments and not tell my kids that “We don’t have time for this” because I can make the time.

#truthbomb

Here is a complete ‪#‎truthbomb‬ by the wise Jim Rohn and it was exactly what I needed to hear today.

I’m sitting here with a to do list a mile long and I don’t want to do any of it! I just want to sit on the couch and do NOTHING! Part of my brain just keeps telling me, “just do it tomorrow and don’t worry about it”

Sometimes it’s okay to push the to do list aside and just relax but I’ve got stuff to do! If I wait for tomorrow I’m going to have today’s stuff to do and a new pile of stuff to do tomorrow too!

Here’s a tip: do the thing you want to do least first and then it’s done!

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