Beginning Affirmations- Beginning the Ending of Chaos

There are so many ways moms can help themselves to be better, but what does BETTER mean? Does it mean less stressed? Does it mean putting your kids first?  Does it mean sacrificing yourself?  

I think often times that is the main issue, we as moms have no idea what BETTER means. We expect outcomes from ourselves that are unrealistic based on a world of unrealistic expectations. Years ago, I pushed myself to be everywhere and everything to everyone and it almost made me be nothing to anyone because my health was so poor. I was living on caffeine and praying for relief.  

One day, one of my good friend said to me, hey Cindy who are you performing for?  

I said what? What do you mean?  She said, whose approval of your motherhood performance makes you are push yourself to be 110% perfect in every aspect of your life?  It stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought, you know who?…No one, but ME! I created this hamster wheel.  I created these unrealistic expectations.  I created this need to please and compare myself to whatever standard of motherhood that I believed was perfect.  I was creating my own stress in so many areas of my life. It was time I realized that because I was creating these stressors and blaming other things,  I really needed to reflect on MY own role in my unhappiness. I was done playing that role.  I wanted to be happy, truly happy.  I wanted to live in freedom and by taking control and owning where I needed to change, freedom happened.

I  realized I was my own worst enemy. But why? I had no idea what the answer to that question was.  My good friend then proceeded to tell me that when I feed myself this pressure, I am actually hurting the goals I am trying so desperately to achieve.  She asked me if I wanted some advice.  Well at this point, I was like YES! She told me that my own mind could help release itself from this control by reprogramming it daily with four little sayings. I thought she was ridiculous, but these three of the sayings have changed my life! 

Now, I want to bless you with that same gift! They are four small easy affirmations. Three small easy things to realize for myself daily that speak life into my consistency and successes as a mother. Click on my link below and let me share this beginning with you. With one click you can get the short list of the affirmations that I used during the beginning of my happy momma transformation. I still use to these to this day to keep me on track, but I have added to them significantly. Also, don't forget there are women walking this same path you are, so link arms with us because having strength during times of change is priceless. 

Download your daily affirmations here.

Let me help you beyond these four life changing affirmations! Join my RISE+SHINE Facebook community where we are helping one another fight through the struggles of motherhood. In this group, you will gain the strength, happiness, and peace you are searching for all while connecting with soon to be friends, getting tons of tips, cheers, and inspiration. 

Can’t wait to see you inside the group!


xoxo-Cindy Grace


How To Begin To Balance Mom Life

Today, it's becoming more and more difficult to live off of one income. This means that often times moms have few options when it comes to the decision of whether or not to work while raising children.
If you've decided to keep up with your career, whether through choice or necessity, you are be busy, but this is doable momma, I promise you. If you have chosen to stay at home, let me be clear, you are still busy, but your busy may look different.   All kinds of moms are busy by nature, but it is how we deal with that busy that counts the most for our happiness.
Scheduling and Planning
When you ask most working moms about how they do it, you will often hear about their particular scheduling and planning habits. It's important to work out a set schedule that works for you personally not try and fit your life into a Pinterest picture or your friend's “plan that works so well for her”. In order to make a plan stick it has to be right FOR YOU!
Consider the following mom hacks and tips:

1. Plan your mornings. If you're not a morning person, try completing some of your morning tasks the evening before. Set aside enough time to get the kids up and dressed if they're not old enough to do it themselves. If you can, sit in silence for at least 10 minutes by yourself and reflect on the day before or the day ahead.  This is NOT a time to dwell on what was not right or what stressors you have ahead. This is ONLY a time for peace and gratefulness.
2. Schedule events. Schedule your after work activities in a planner. This will ensure that there's room for everything and that nothing important is forgotten along the way. Play dates, grocery shopping, and other errands can be scheduled as well, but starting with SIMPLE steps is how long term goals are met and overwhelm is avoided. It will all get done, but staying out of the overwhelm zone is the key to progress and establishing routines.

3. Be flexible. Remember that everything won't always go perfectly. This is SO important!!  You’re not a failure if it did not ALL get done.  You need to regroup and start the next day fresh. If something doesn't work out and you need to rearrange your schedule, just plan to do something on a different day. Since you're juggling many tasks at once, keeping your schedule flexible and workable is the key to making it functional. Functional is the secret or the overwhelm and procrastination rear their ugly heads and once again, become reality.   Read that again and say it out loud...FUNCTIONAL IS THE SECRET!

Let me help you today start with just a few simple ways to begin your busy day on the right foot! Grab your copy of the daily planner worksheet here

Also, don't forget to join my RISE+SHINE community where the real magic happens! Inside the group, you will gain  so many more tips and tricks to gain the strength, happiness, and balance you are searching for all while connecting with soon to be friends who will inspire you too! 

Can’t wait to see you inside the group!


xoxo-Cindy Grace


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