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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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.

Always dream BIG!!

With a BIG DREAM in my heart I carry on through each day. I smile through hard times, I find small blessings in the storms and I fuel my dreams on the haters who try to tell my dream isn’t worth my time.

Does it hurt to have someone tell you that your dream isn’t worth pursuing and that you’re wasting12072780_10208216941449399_1826589277426923016_n your time?

YES!!!

But it also makes me want to work that much harder to make my dreams a reality and prove them wrong!

Here’s the truth:
If you have a BIG DREAM someone in your life is going to try and bring you down. Your dream scares the haters and makes them want to bring you back to their level.

Carry on and fight for your dream! Use their unbelief in you as fuel to keep you going. Use their doubt as fuel to push forward.

Keep on dreaming and don’t let the small minded people bring you down!

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.

Prosper

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It’s been 9 months since I wrote the below message and I’m still working on prospering where I’m planted. Life isn’t perfect and I’m still praying for contentment. It’s been hard, very hard. Today, I needed to remind myself that beautiful flowers often grow in the most unimaginable places.

Life isn’t always going to hand you perfect conditions to grow. Sometimes you have to bloom where you are planted, even if the soil seems too rocky.

I’m not where I thought I would be at this point in my life. I had hoped we would have been settled into our “forever home” and that we would have more stability. I have spent a lot of time over the last few months being bitter and angry about where we are because it seems so far from where I want to be. But God has been working on my heart and I’ve been praying for contentment in this hallway we’re waiting in. He continues to feed my soul with reassurance. I have good days and bad days but I’m constantly being reminded of His love for me.

“The fact is, some of the times when you feel the least fruitful and are feeling the most frustrated are actually times in your life when God is preparing you, tilling you and cultivating your character for the greatest gifts he’s going to give you” Steven Furtick

I’m learning to prosper where I am planted. God is using my present circumstances to prune me. He is my gardener and sometimes his pruning hurts. He trims out the branches we might not want to let go of. We go through hard times and struggles that we don’t understand but He is still in control.

If you are in rocky soil waiting to bloom, you can bloom where you are too. Beautiful flowers often grow in the most unimaginable places.

#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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