So, as I embark on my wellness journey I started this blog because I think so many of us mamas WANT to take care of ourselves, but man is it hard. It is hard to make the time, hard to get in a routine, hard to make changes and the craziest part is feeling guilty for spending the time on yourself. I feel guilty spending more time in the kitchen prepping my own meals while i’m happy to do it for my family. I feel guilty making the kids watch me workout or making them sit in the stroller while I run. It’s crazy making!
The craziest part is that I do it FOR them. I want to be here. I want to watch them grow. I want to be here when they have their babies. I want to be healthy so I can be a better version of myself for THEM. So the guilt is ridiculous really, but alas.
I wanted to have this space where I share the parts of this journey, both successes and failures. As I choose to spend time on some things other things will have to drop, its just what it is. I want to show that while I may have the homemade dinner situation down, that might mean that my basement is a wreck! The internet tends to have just the shiniest pieces of everyone’s lives which leaves people feeling woefully inadequate. I don’t want to do that. I want people to feel like maybe they too can make the changes they want. Or maybe that they are already doing a great job even if it doesn’t always feel that way. Motherhood has been full of acceptance for me (I know I’m lucky) and I want this space to be that for others. I’m thankful for all the women in my life that have given me strength and reassurance and I want to share that.
I want to continue to share nutrition, workout, oily goodness, health, home, dog, kid ideas. All the life stuff. And I hope that you all know that I do NOT consider myself to “have all the answers”. When I make posts on healthy lunch ideas for kids it is NOT me judging anyone for how they feed their children. (My kids had noodles cooked in broth and sprinkled with parm today for lunch, so yeah, not a veggie in sight). We eat healthy, but cookies are delicious. I hope I can capture the balance we try to have. I want to maximize my life, but I also want to enjoy it. And I want to share ideas, but not judgement.
I in no way shape or form want anyone to find guilt in my posts. I start my posts, and sometimes I just stop because I’m afraid a mom will read something and feel like she is not enough. I DO NOT WANT THAT!! We are all doing our best. More than our best. We finish the day depleted, and please don’t ever feel that by reading anything here that you are not enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Not only enough, but exactly right. Come take an idea away, and leave what doesn’t work for you. Or what you just can’t possibly fit!