Showing posts from April, 2018

30 Days of Yoga: My Personal Journey

If any of you have followed me on social media, you might have noticed that I had started posting little tidbits of my personal fitness journey. Now Yoga isn't the only form of physical activity or exercise that I do, but this post is really going to focus on Yoga.

One of the reason's I embarked on this 30 Day Challenge in the first place was I needed something to do on my active rest days. With the weather being as crazy as it was for the past few months getting out for a walk wasn't always feasible. It was suggested that on those Active Rest days I do 20 to 30 minutes of Yoga.

Now in the past I had tried Yoga a few times, but I just wasn't feeling it. It was too slow paced and I just couldn't get my mind to shut off or be quiet. I really didn't understand how laying on a mat and putting yourself in weird positions was going to help anyone. I had only been to a few classes where everyone else was so advanced or regulars that I felt lost in the crowd. Instead of …

Only a Mother's Love Can Explain it

I had great intentions for this week's post, sadly life got in the way and something happened this past week that inspired this post so I just ran with it and here it is. 

Somewhere along the line when we become mother's we end up doing things we never thought we would do. Things prior to having children we would have rolled our eyes at. For example we sniff our child's butt. I can be seen grabbing my kid and taking a big old whiff to see if there is going to be a nasty surprise in that diaper. We wipe our kid's tears away and when there is a runny nose and no tissue around mom's hand or sleeve becomes the perfect one. I have wiped up tears, snot and puke with my bare hands and sleeve.

We go around sleep deprived as we cuddle our baby's when they can't sleep.

We wash laundry at god awful hours of the night because someone was sick or had an accident in bed. (Or throw a towel over it and get everyone back to sleep and deal with it in the morning - I have done t…

The Day the Magic Died: Parenting Advice I Wish I was Given

Whether you are expecting a child or already have some you know too well that advice comes from every which angle whether it be wanted or not. Some of it may be useful and some you will literally roll your eyes at. As a parent you truly rely on your gut instinct and really just hope for the best. It really is a learning curve like no other. It's something that I can't even truly describe as it's different for everyone. 

As a Mother of two boy's I am still learning new things each and everyday and I've been doing this for almost 9 years. As parents we celebrate the milestone's our children reach; their first words, steps, the first tooth they lose and the list goes on. With each celebration comes a little sadness as you are watching your child grow and develop new skills you also know deep down inside that they are becoming more and more independent and growing up.

Something that no parenting book, online article, or milestone celebration could prepare me for, was…

To Medicate or Not to Medicate - Caelan's Journey

When it comes to using medication for any sort of ailment it's always a struggle. There are so many articles floating around on the Internet and everything they say must be true right? Not everything you read is true and not everything is false. There are so many contradicting theories that really, when it comes to making the decision to use medication it can be a daunting task. 

Recently I watched the Netflix Documentary "Take Your Pills" 1    In short it talks about the history of Adderall and looks into it's overuse and would compare it to the Opiate crisis, it touches on those who need it, those who rely on it, and those who only use it with the intent of being the best self they can. It hit close to home as just months ago my son was on similar medication, so it brought me to write this post. I suppose this post was a long time coming. One of the things I wanted to share through Mommy Dearest: Boogers, Boys and life, was my son's Journey. I have found that al…