IF YOU ARE HAVING A BAD DAY, THEN THIS POST IS FOR YOU
Does it happen with you?
Some days are just great. Things go as planned or even better and you feel wonderful on the inside
Then there are other days. Gloomy ones. Days when you do not feel motivated at all. Very dull
Even your best-laid plans go out the window as soon as the day starts
One and the other thing unexpectedly goes wrong and then you start getting that sinking feeling in your stomach. you feel sorry for yourself and honestly just want to go back to bed and to sleep again
And for some, sleeping is also not an option. Like us, mommies.🙄
Then what to do?🤔
Turn the day into more positive and better. How? BY FOCUSING ON GRATITUDE
I am trying this technique here. I am grateful for:
❤️I am alive
❤️Roof on my head
❤️Access to drinkable water
❤️I dont have to go hungry
❤️I can read and write
❤️Access to Internet
❤️Kindness of people around me
❤️Experiences, lessons and setbacks which have made me what I am today
❤️Grateful that I have a space where I can share this and talk to you guys
Even if things look tough today or for the next 3 or 6 months, we will several other things to feel very grateful for👍
And you know what? after writing this, I feel so better. You want to try?😍
Tell me what are 3 things you are grateful for. I will feature answers in stories😊😊
5183127 May, 2019
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514731 August, 2018
Our princess is getting bigger y’all! And I’m really starting to feel it 😩 thank you for all the great advice on stories yesterday! I think I’m going to get RG a cross necklace for his 2nd birthday! If you missed it, we were debating whether or not we should get RG a piece of jewelry since I’m getting a few pieces made for baby girl. What are your thoughts? Did you / would you get your son baby jewelry?
692427 May, 2019
Why am I not like other moms?
Why do I struggle?
Why can I not get my shit together and enjoy life more?
Because that's all a lie. An ideal, a destination that won't be reached.
The reality, parenthood is really fucking tough. Accept it. Appreciate your worth and strength and acknowledge if you're fretting you are doing your best. If you worry, you are doing your best. If you break down and beg for silence, you are doing your best.
Parenthood all isn't laughs and baby giggles, memorable holidays full of smiles, mommy daughter dates or family movie nights.
Those are the highlights, the glimmer of unfaltering love that keeps you going. The moments that liquidate all the shit beforehand. It's the happiness and love of parenthood we would experience everyday if we could.
Parenthood is much more than the good, the bad and the ugly. It's overwhelming, lonely and terrifying. Making you question if you are cut out for this parent game.
Don't underestimate the shift parenthood brings. It changes more than we can see or describe. For months or years or life.
We are all in this shit tip together. We are all nailing it.
I bought 16 of the biggest and reddest tomatoes at the farmer's market with plans for them. Little did I know, my daughter had her own plans. She, who has a love-hate relationship with tomatoes, requested tomato soup so that's exactly what I ended up making; perfect for the rainy, cooler day we've been having!
Mornings are definitely not my cup of tea... That’s why I drink coffee.
Are you an early bird or a night owl? I’m a night owl with two early bird children. Needless to say, mornings are rough around here. 😅
We only had about 3 hours in Capri so didn’t get time to do a lot, I would’ve liked to stop for lunch but I thought best not eat anything incase I was sick on the journey back 🙄
We got a bus which was just a little bit up from Marina Piccola to take us up to Piazzetta Capri, the bus had 7 seats and I’m sure there were 30 people on it 😬 the roads are so tiny and steep, I didn’t see a car in Italy that wasn’t scratched AND dented.
The taxis are funny looking things, I wish I got a photo but I was very squished and holding on for dear life - they basically have the roof chopped off and a flat fabric roof on some poles for shade 🤷🏻♀️
Also, in Capri they drive around the lanes in golf cart things, unexpectedly fantastic.
4115 August, 2019
I need to stop blinking because anytime I do you get bigger and become more independent. Never change being sweet, especially in a world where we see more dark than light. . . .
Let’s be more aware and teach our kids emotional intelligence and conflict resolution. It is still so important for everyone. Even if we weren’t taught these tools, yes, it can still be taught at home AND in school environments!
It takes courage and confidence to make a change. ⠀
I talk a lot about living a better life and doing the hard things, but I usually don’t mention how hard it actually is to do the things I really don’t want to do. ⠀
There are a lot of days that I don’t feel like getting out of bed. More times than I can count, I’ve thought about crawling back in my shell and quit posting on social media about my life and my struggles. ⠀
I keep being courageous and doing the things I’d rather not do because I want to be a positive change in this tough and cruel world. More importantly, I want my son to have the courage to do the same. ⠀
If we all just go with the flow and do what everyone else is doing or what we are “supposed” to do, our world wouldn’t be so beautiful. ⠀
If you don’t have the courage to do the hard things for yourself, then do it for your kids.