faith, trauma, you

Maybe the Universe

I read this article about love recently. And when I talk about love, I don't necessarily mean intimacy and sexual relationships. I mean loving yourself, your tribe, the people around you, other souls you connect to, life experiences...I'm not sure if the Universe is guiding us or God or what, but I would be lying… Continue reading Maybe the Universe

emotion, family, life, love, motherhood

Good Mourning

I get it. It’s spelled wrong. But I’m in the mourning phase of motherhood where I am crying daily that my kids are growing up. That oxytocin is wearing thin and my kids are outgrowing my arms and my lap as I write this. I swear I lie in bed staring at my kids praying… Continue reading Good Mourning

Babies, Toddlers, faith, family, life, love, marriage, motherhood, prayer, self care

Gratitude & Fulfillment

Are you happy with your life? Do you feel fulfilled? Or only a little bit? It's totally not normal to feel fulfillment every second of your life because if you did, how do you know what it feels like? Those times of wonder and questioning your purpose is normal and totally okay. Those times help… Continue reading Gratitude & Fulfillment

fit mama, nutrition, fitness, food, friendship, health, life, love, nutrition, prayer, self care, yoga

Kripalu

If you've been following me, you know I was so nervous to leave my family for the first time in 4 years. I wasn't even leaving for 1 night, but 2! The day I left was extremely hectic- a student destroyed my classroom right when I had to leave to bring Juliana to her preschool… Continue reading Kripalu

family, friendship, life, love, motherhood, prayer, you

Dear Younger Me…

If I could tell myself one thing when I was younger (in those real tough years, 15, 16 years old...) it would be that you don't need anyone but yourself. Keep one good friend. Do the things YOU love, not what anyone else loves. I am 33 years old and my dad just wrote me… Continue reading Dear Younger Me…

fit mama, nutrition, fitness

Get off your ass, Do it for YOU

Surprise, surprise, here is yet another post about taking care of YOU. I am very passionate about this topic, but I can tell you, it is NOT easy. There are many barriers, especially when a mom, that prevent you from taking care of you- kids, lack of sleep, work, staying on top of chores and… Continue reading Get off your ass, Do it for YOU

Babies, Toddlers, motherhood

Dear Last Baby

Dear Baby Boy, You are one year old today. I can’t really explain how much love my heart can actually hold. I remember carrying you in my belly for almost 9 months and I had no idea who you were- if you were a boy or a girl. I remember obsessing over wondering if you… Continue reading Dear Last Baby