Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Because momma needs a break. #DivorceMoms

When the kids are sound asleep in bed early this momma is ready to party. By party I mean take a nice hot shower, throw on some pajamas and turn on the television to catch up on all my shows.

Now if you have not watched Divorce on HBO on Sunday nights, you are seriously missing out. Not only because the lovely and talented SJP is the main character, who doesn’t absolutely love her? But also because it’s down right amazing. It’s the perfect balance of real life drama, and hilarious comedy mixed in. And no you do not need to be divorced to enjoy it either. It’s a show woman of all relationship statuses can relate to somehow, and even men. 

Divorce is about a married couple who after ten years and two kids have to grapple with the effects of their failing marriage. They come to realize how hard it actually is though, while trying to figure out who they are without the other, as one. From co parenting to new relationships to therapy sessions. It also all takes place in NYC so it has some SATC vibes going on. Not quite Carrie here, but SJP never ever fails us with her sense of fashion, even as the role of a Mom who is trying to piece her life back together. Let’s just say tube socks are back, for a cozy time in bed! 

I had the honor thanks to The Moms Network to meet Sarah Jessica Parker at the HBO Offices, and we sat down in a intimate setting for coffee and breakfast where she shared how much goes into playing this character and why she enjoys it, and working with HBO. She was so sweet and it was such a pleasure to finally meet a true icon of mine. Like every girl in the world I wanted to be Carrie, running around the city in the cutest heels. Being able to sit down and get to know her as a person, as a mother, as an advocate for women’s rights, was just such profound moment. I felt like she was no different than me, and I was able to really relate with her on many mom related things. Definitely a fantastic way to begin my new year. 

If you are looking for something to watch then get right to it as it is already on season two. Thank me later when you catch yourself binge watching it until 2am on a school night. It’s so worth it though! I just caught up and you should too. 

- This was not a sponsored post, I was invited to the event. All opinions are of my own! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Year + New Visions!

I can’t believe how fast 2017 flew by. I remember when it just started and my biggest vision for the year was to start up a blog. In all honesty I didn’t expect such a small vision to become something so big and amazing. I’m still a baby when it comes to this blogging world, but 2017 really was a blessing for me and this adventure I decided to take. I saw how I was so focused and making this blog happen, and it did. Goes to show me that I can do anything I put my mind heart, and soul into.

Before the year begun I knew I had to make a vision board. I hadn’t made one in quite some time. Actually never made one as a mother! So it was exciting to do something I once did when I was childless. I put all my thoughts together first on paper. Short term goals, and just a few long term ones. I made a list of simple ones I knew I could do, and then I added two or three I was not so sure of but still wanted to add to the list to kind of use it to push myself! 

I took advantage of a really good deal at Michaels and I got a white canvas, and started searching Pinterest! Once I had all the screenshots I needed I sent them to print at Walgreens. I was so excited to get started. Once it was done I felt ready to begin the new year.

I know many people say it’s just a new year. Or many say if you want change you can start any day, you shouldn’t wait for the new year. I get it, but to me every day is brand new, every day is fresh. You should never conform yourself to staying the same. So with a new year approaching why not take the leap. And if you fall off track by February, just pick yourself back up and start all over again. 

This year I have many things I would like to work on that vary from health to parenting, work and even to literature. But my New Years resolution is to do more things that make me happy. This is important for me because as a mother I always put my kids first, as it should be. But I have forgotten about me. My happiness, and not allowing others to be in charge of my happiness. I need to make my own happiness, be my own sunshine. 

Things that make me happy are for the most part things I used to do before kids. I loved reading, writing poetry, eating out at new restaurants, painting, yoga, meditation, going to church, long baths, lazy days in bed, massages/facials, and travel. As I know being a mom takes a lot of sacrifice and it’s inevitable that your life has to change up, but I can easily take the time to make some of these things happen here and there. I will be doing more things that make my soul feel good because it’s my life, and I should be in love with it. So for me 2018 is going to be a year of discovering myself again, self love and lots of self care.