#SelfCareChat: Tips

Life for me has been a little all over the place lately. From getting ready for the holidays, middle of the year testing for school, and daily life. I’ve been feeling out of focus and needed to be reminded of why I began myself care journey. In the video below I share a few of my go-to self-care tips.

 

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MommyMode: After School Snacks

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I hit a parenting milestone: my once squishy, chubby face baby girl is now a 3 year old toddler. Even though she’s still a little body her eating habits have grown and grown each and every year. Between being more active at school (she’s in the big toddler’s room now, Yay!) and random growth spurts her appetite has increased to the size of a grown man. Lately I’ve noticed after school she has started asking for a snack to hold her over until dinner. In the past her post-daycare snack was gummy fruit snacks or crackers. However, incorporating healthier whole foods into my family’s diet has been a recent goal of mine so the junky food had to go. I always want to be the best role model for my daughter and one way I can do that is by making sure she starts learning healthy eating habits early.

 

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Please be sure to follow my Pinterest page for more yummy recipes and don’t forget to post or share your after school snacks on Instagram with the tag #beesosimple!

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SimpleTalk: Life Detox

 

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Detox is described as “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.” Although this definition mainly speaks to the physical aspect of detoxing, in my opinion, detoxing can extend to your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing too. I’m currently in the process of detoxing my life and today I want give everyone a glimpse into my journey thus far.

First on my list was purging toxic people from my life. In many cases keeping company with toxic folks can have some of the same effects as having a drug habit. They can be physically draining, ruin relationships, and generally bring nothing but unwanted stress and strife. Eliminating these individuals from my life has been extremely refreshing by lifting a boulder of negative weight from my heart and mind. I’m no longer keeping those close that did nothing to inspire, uplift, or motivate their own life or mine.

The next step was to remove many of the unnecessary complications from my day-to-day life. The simple things in life have become much more meaningful to me than materialistic things, no matter they be in the physical or digital worlds. I’ve loved the process of rediscovering the joys of having full-fledged conversations and not just interacting with 140 characters or less. Actually sitting across from someone and talking about anything ranging from currents event to future goals has been a refreshing change from reading pointless Facebook rants. Writing, as in pen and paper, has also been very therapeutic. We live in a digital world where everything is done on a screen, but I’ve found that putting my thoughts down on paper or in a journal is soothing and brings back memories of my adolescent poem writing.

This journey I’m on is still very new and I’m learning things along the way. I’m learning that no one has all of the answers so it’s up to me to be open to change and to grow from each lesson. Every day brings another chance to explore my changes to becoming a better person.

XoXo,

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SimpleTalk: Happy April

Happy April loves! It been a while since I’ve posted but I’m here with tons of exciting things for the blog. April has to be one of my favorite months of the year. From anniversaries to birthdays, this is a jam packed month for me. One of my personal goals for April is to fulfill a vow to explore my creative side more. I love DIY and home décor projects, not to mention my slight addiction to Pinterest-inspired crafts. For me being creative is relaxing and further helps me create a balance between motherhood, being a wife, and working. When I’m threading the tulle for one of my daughter’s tutus or penning the last few lines of a new poem, it’s like a personal escape to focus solely on me and what I enjoy. So this April, I am challenging my readers to take time to create, enjoy life, explore and live each day to the fullest.

XoXo,

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