Happy Friday, Mommas! I don’t know about you but this week has crawled by for me and I am sure the rest of my household would agree. I feel like the list of things to do with a third child has not only tripled but quadrupled. In fact, I will go as far as saying whatever comes after quadrupled would be an adequate description regarding the increase in the amount of shit that needs to get done.
Don’t believe the hype. Good days don’t just fall from the sky. They’re planned and prepped for. Here’s everything to add to your calendar and keep in the front of your brain to make sure that when the bad stuff tries to take you out, you’re ready. This week, we’ve got everything from Seuss Week, a cheesecake-stuffed strawberry recipe, thoughts on the importance of taking solo day trips.
I’ve been a habitual journal-keeper since I was a kid. I suffer from sometimes crippling ADD and I’ve found journaling and list-making to be one of the best and most effective coping mechanisms, not just in dealing with it, but in thriving with it. It’s a ritual of mine, complete with page tabs and color-coded pages filled with daily tasks, reminders, lists, quotes, inspiration, notes from the day, and small mementos. I also use it to keep reminders and track of doing good deeds and reminders on things that I can do in the future. It has helped and increased my mindfulness ten-fold. I carry my Moleskine around with me everywhere – from meetings at work to the dinner table. People inquire about it all the time and often remark on how impressive the organization and concept is, despite being pretty common and insanely simple. But the more people remark on it, the more I realize just how much I depend on this system to get me through life. Sometimes it’s the only thing keeping me on track throughout the craziness of every day. It genuinely gives me something to look forward to, from the small joys of celebrating something as frivolous as National Pie Day to the massive gratification of looking at a completely checked-off task list. So, I’m going to try to incorporate the same general system here, in hopes that it can help and inspire others to get through their days in the same way. Feel free to […]
Let’s face it. For many of us, it was a horrible, no good, terrible, very bad week. I popped ibuprofen like candy. I sat at my desk with my head in my hands unsure of if I could actually open my eyes again to finish out the day. This is some of the worst energy I remember feeling in a really long time. But now it’s Friday. The weekend is almost here and it’s time to clear out all the bad and welcome in a new week with a fresh start and a clean slate of positive energy.
Today is the International Day of Peace. And a world that seems to have lost its ever-loving mind, it’s exactly what we need more of. Gandhi famously said be the change you wish to see in the world. That doesn’t mean that each one of us have to become Mother Theresa – which is good because I’m a big fan of my skinny jeans. What it does mean is that if we see something wrong in the world, we should lead by example in changing that. No, we can’t each solve every problem. But, if there is one perk to overpopulation, it’s that there are plenty of us out there who can get to work on try to changing at least a few. So today, on International Day of Peace, here is a friendly reminder of simple adjustments we can all make in our daily lives that can send positive ripples and vibrations throughout the world. And they don’t cost a thing.