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Motivating Mom Elizabeth: Parenting with PTSD

Motivating Mom Elizabeth has overcome some major challenges in her life. It’s a constant struggle, but she is one awesome mom, doing the best she can for her own health and her family.

I discovered that fitness – working out, doing yoga, etc – as well as cleaning up my diet really helped…

It’s so interesting to me to hear stories from different Motivating Moms out there. Elizabeth has a story so different from our past Motivating Moms. She has overcome some challenges and put her health and children first. Regardless of our stories, we are all moms trying to do the best we can.

We’re sharing Elizabeth’s post this week, because PTSD Awareness Day is June 27. Elizabeth’s story is a reminder that all moms fight different battles.

Let’s hear from Motivating Mom Elizabeth!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Motivating Mom Elizabeth - Mom, Vegan, PTSD and trauma survivor

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Motivating Mom Chrissy

Workouts during naptime, and encouraging healthy eating and a variety of foods for her girls. Motivating Mom Chrissy shares how she does it.

I’m happy I am sticking to a regular fitness schedule during naptimes.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Chrissy!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Motivating Mom Chrissy - food is energy

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Mother's Day Experiences: Gift Experiences instead of the traditional flowers

Mother’s Day Experiences Instead of Gifts

There is something better to give Mom for Mother’s Day than a card, gift, or flowers. Giving Mom the chance to experience something, take an outing, go and do something without the kids, or spend some time pampering herself is the best gift ever! Here are some great ideas for Mother’s Day Experiences instead of gifts.

I always love giving the gift of an experience rather than a physical gift. I like to think of these types of gifts for my kiddos and, since Mother’s Day is coming up, I’m thinking about something unique to get for my own mom.

Another great bonus about gifting an experience is that it’s something you can get last minute from your computer, but it is still something that comes from the heart and is sure to impress and show you care.

Here are some fantastic Mother’s Day Experiences you can give or share with your own mom this Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day Experiences: Gift Experiences instead of the traditional flowers

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Motivating Mom Marrah

My son watches us live an active lifestyle…

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Marrah!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

 

Motivating Momma Marrah

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Motivating Mom Sara M

Stop at nothing in the journey to find out what makes you happy.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Sara!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Motivating Mom Sara M

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Motivating Mom Alyssa: Little activities add up!

I love that my girls are growing up watching and joining me in fun fitness activities.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Alyssa

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Motivating Mom Alyssa, "I love that my girls are growing up watching and joining me in fun fitness activities."

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10 Minute “Me Time” Ideas for Busy Moms

As moms we take care of everyone else and forget all about ourselves. We don’t do it on purpose, or even really believe we don’t deserve it, we just completely forget about ourselves while taking care of others.

Even if it’s quick, that “me-time” is so important. When we take care of ourselves we can better take care of others. So, in honor of all the other mother forgetting to take that time for themselves, I’ve come up with a list of things that can be completed at home and in ten minutes. Just a quick ten minutes to yourself will help you recharge, refuel, and de-stress to continue to make it through the day of taking care of others with your sanity intact.

10 Minute "Me Time" Ideas for Busy Moms

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Tying up some loose ends and taking some family time + Balance Bar Giveaway

I have to be honest with you…

I’ve lost my drive, I’ve had other things take priority, and I’ve been missing out on real moments with my little ones…

I’m so in love with this little space to share, meet wonderful people, learn and experience new things that are great for our family, and let my creativity out. But I have to tell ya, it’s a lot of work. It’s even more work to learn to do it right. I’ve been devoting so much of my time and energy to this blog, the social channels to go with it, and trying to figure out how I can do it just right that all my passion and efforts start to pay off…

Well…. Right now, that’s not happening… I’ve been devoting more time to my hourly work-from-home gig and trying to be more present with my kiddos.

Beach

I’m on vacation and I read two books this week.

This. is. huge.

I used to read all the time and kids got in the way, but mostly, every waking moment was spent on my ipad writing blog posts, editing pictures, keeping up with social channels, etc. This week, I’ve done work solely from my bulky computer, kept the Instagram posts to a minimum, and picked up a book each night instead of my ipad.

It feels amazing.

How many of you bloggers can relate to feeling torn between loving sharing and community, and feeling like you would be happier without the self-imposed stress of blogging?

'Tis the gift to be simple

Well, this break has been fantastic! I’ve swam with my kiddos, I’ve watched them play without them having to lift my eyes from a screen, we’ve eaten meals  without Mom stopping to take a picture, and I’ve gotten more sleep than I’ve had in a long time. I’m not sure how this makes me feel…

Vacation

Before I decide the fate of this blog, I have a couple obligations to fulfill and I have some more vacation time and a little while longer to think on this. Some of the things I would miss the most about leaving the blogging world would be the amazing opportunities it gives you to learn and share about my favorite companies.

As a Moms Meet Blogger, I’ve gotten to review some great products for the healthy and green family I hope to raise and before we left for vacation, I got a fantastic package from Frosche. Being the crazy time that it was, I had to leave the review to my husband because I forgot to take the products with us. I also have the opportunity to share a fantastic fall giveaway with you as a Balance Bar Insider. Therefore, I’m going to combine the two and share my fantastic news that I am now a Momentum Ambassador!

Momentum Jewelry - Live every day with intention

Do you see why it is so hard for me to give up all this fun!?

So, without further ado a Balance Bar giveaway with some yummy peanut butter bites that I tried for the first time, my fave chocolate mint, and cookie dough. Yum!  You’ll have to wait until tomorrow for what I’m sure will be a thrilling review from a husband about dish soap.

Balance bar

As the days get shorter & colder, it can be easy to crave indulgent comfort foods. With Balance Bar, you can still indulge in decadent flavors like cookie dough and chocolate mint, but also have the balanced nutrition your body needs to stay energized and satisfied. Balance Bars are based on the 40-30-30 nutrition principle (40% of total calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat). 40-30-30 is a proven formula developed by scientists to provide sustained, balanced energy and help satisfy hunger for longer.

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Ramblings from a stressed-out WAHM while potty training… {My Day Friday Accountability Check In: Week 12}

My day Friday accountability check in week 12

It’s crazy how a week can go by so fast and when you look back so many little things lead to it being a complete disaster without you even knowing…

This was a week where I did a lot of damage without even realizing it. How many of those did I have without paying any attention that lead me to where I am today?

I barely want to write about it… I’m discouraged and disappointed about my lack of success lately…

Let’s just get it over with…

My Day Friday Accountability Check In

 

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Sad day… I’m not going to IDEA World BlogFest, but you Should!

I’m so sad!

Last year I was one of the first to sign up for IDEA World BlogFest with a Sweat Pink. It was a huge thing for me because it was a lot of money and I had no idea what to expect.

It turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences ever! I knew when I left I was going to try to go again this year.

Photo Credit http://fitapproach.com

Photo Credit http://fitapproach.com

Unfortunately, I had to finally come to the conclusion that I just couldn’t make it happen…

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