I didn’t wake up one day with a great attitude and decide to start writing a parenting blog. Honestly, before I got to this place, I was a mess. Picture a stay-at-home mom surrounded by her three children, perpetually sleep deprived and wondering, hoping, praying life gets easier one day. That was me! I was constantly stressed, tired, short-tempered, and wondering why I felt I could never get enough “me” time.
Despite doing my best, I was struggling through parenthood.
I spent so much time surrounded by my messy house, feeling overwhelmed and like I was failing at my responsibilities. Sometimes I would try to rationalize with myself. I would say “it will get better one day,” and “there just isn’t enough time in the day.” It would work for a little while, but then I would look at some new problem and wonder why I couldn’t keep up with my life. I was always wondering what was wrong with me.
I started to find my way.
The answer I was looking for was that there was nothing wrong with me, but everything wrong with how I was thinking about me. I was overwhelmed and exhausted and I was basically just living in those emotions. I didn’t know how to get out of this loop of thinking these depressing thoughts. Also, I didn’t know how to manage my life in a way that empowered me instead of dragging me down.
One day I started listening to some podcasts while doing the dishes and things started to finally make sense to me. I started reading and listening to as much information as I could. I was learning how to motivate myself, change my mindset, and start pinpointing the areas of stress in my life. One of the biggest lessons I learned was that I couldn’t try to make big huge sweeping changes that would inevitably fail and leave me feeling even more guilty. I needed to make little changes and take little steps.
Little steps began to grow into big things.
These little steps gave me that feeling of success and accomplishment I was missing. Plus the good feelings I got from completing them motivated me to take more and more little steps. Next thing I knew I was building all of these little steps on top of each other and I felt so much better. I was less stressed, more patient, and I finally felt in control of my life. All of my little steps had built up to something big and happy.
I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to help other parents. I wanted to help them find solutions to the everyday problems that we all encounter. Problems that interfere with our ability to enjoy our life or our family. That’s when I created this parenting blog. I hope you enjoy your time here and find something that helps your life feel a little less stressful. I also hope I can help give you the courage to find your own little steps to find your big happy.
I’m a busy mom of 3 turned Health and Fitness Coach and Self Defense Instructor. I help inspire other moms to reach their health, fitness, and weight loss goals. You can usually find me chasing my kiddos around, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or sneaking away to read romance novels. About Me