So much has changed for me since starting this blog. And I believe that most lifestyle blogs are a reflection of the creators life!! So as my life has been changing this past year, so has this blog.
2017 has seriously been such a year of transformation, change, and transitions… As a Mom so much has happened for me this year, and with that was alot of exploration, figuring me out and where I go from here with my life, what do I want to do, etc… blah, blah…
So this page needs some changes so bear with me as I am changing so is my blog!!
My family, love, home, health, happiness, passion, play, self-care, and celebrating our lives fully are what are most important to me. I believe that they all need nurtured to be truly happy and live a fully lived life! It is possible to make our lives everything we always dreamed it could be and become the woman we always wanted to be.
We can move past self-doubt, self-criticism, feelings of unworthiness, fear, and everything else that’s holding us back from fully stepping into our lives. We get so busy taking care of our families, we don’t take care of ourselves. We have to be intentional to design a life around what’s important to us so that we can absolutely fall in love with our lives.
This blog is my journey, my life; a Mom who wants to become a healthier, happier woman who is fully living & loving her life.
We have ‘So Much Life to Live’ and we were created to live a beautiful life!
I hope that by sharing my life, my struggles, triumphs, and lessons learned it may help another Mom to realize how truly amazing she is, that she is enough, that life doesn’t have to be a struggle, that she needs to take care of herself, and she truly can make her life everything she desires.
I believe that to have a whole, happy, fully lived life that you love. there are certain areas of our lives that need care. By taking care of just one and not all, there will never be balance, and you can feel unhappy, stressed, like there’s something missing in your life. This blog is about bringing all areas of your life together to create a life you love.
There are millions of blogs out there and each is one of a kind. All created by a different person with their own unique gifts and talents. Everyone has their own voice and their own story to tell. This is my story; my life of becoming a young, early mom to almost 40 with two teenagers from the struggles to the joys to the transitions in life.
The following are the categories here on the blog related to the areas in our lives that I believe need nurtured to live a balanced, happy life:
We all deserve to have everything we ever wanted and to live a life full of happiness, good health, prosperity, abundance, energy, and love…
Love Life & Yourself
Inspiration and encouragement for your Mind, Body, & Soul:
Here it’s all about personal development, becoming the best versions of ourselves, designing our lives into everything we want to be. We need to learn to love ourselves because how can we be our best for our families, how do we fully love them, if we don’t even love ourselves.
We have to come from a place of self-love to make positive, lasting changes in our lives.
Anything in your life can and will improve, but only after you invest time each day to develop yourself into the person you need to be to improve it. You are capable and deserving of EVERYTHING you want for your life, but it’s up to you.
Your Mind is where it all starts. Until we figure out what’s going on in our pretty little heads & finally figure shit out that’s been holding us back from fully stepping into our lives, we will never have lasting change in any area of our life. Our mindset is crucial to living a fulfilled, happy life. Just like taking care of our bodies by being active, we have to take care of our minds in the same way. We have to continually work on the inside so that it reflects what we want to see happening on the outside of our lives.
Your Soul, your spirit is everything in you that makes you, you. The soul is the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans. The soul is the seat of the personality and true character of a person. It’s your passions, gifts, your inner voice, the inner core of who you really are. I believe that if we aren’t nurturing our spirit by doing something we love in life then we will always feel like we’re missing something. (this could be anything from career to hobbies to doing what we truly feel is our calling, our purpose in life)
Your Body -aka Health & Wellness: I have struggled with my weight, food, & body image issues all of my life. I don’t know about you but I am just so sick and tired of it controlling my life, of it holding me back from fully living. It’s time for us to learn to love & accept ourselves, ditching the diet and getting healthy so that we can finally step into our lives and fully live it. Focusing on health instead of the number on the scale. It’s not about dieting it’s a lifestyle. It’s not about depriving ourselves it about learning to live & love life not controlled by food and finding balance.
You only get one body to carry you through this beautiful ride called life, you have to take care of it, only you can do this. If you don’t eat right, you won’t have the energy to do everything that you want to do. If you don’t get up and move, if you aren’t active your body will never be able to function as it was intended to. If you want to feel alive and live life to the fullest, you need to take care of your body & your health
It’s time for us to be free from food & body issues so we can finally step into our lives by fulfilling our full potential, live the life we were meant to live, and have the confidence to use our amazing gifts.
Healthy Living is about so much more than just food. Its about taking care of all the areas of your life that are important to you. Its about personal development and working on your mind just as you would go to gym and work on your body. It won’t just happen, you have to be intentional and start taking action.
We need to become the person we need to be to make our lives everything that we want it to be…
It all comes down to one thing; we are the only ones, who can give the one’s we love most, that mean everything to us, a happy wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter who loves life!
Home Decor & Decorating Tips: Making your house a home. A warm, inviting, and beautiful space that you love.
A healthy home environment is so important to your well-being. Your home is your sanctuary, its where you should be able to find peace, relaxation, & re-charge. It should be a warm and inviting atmosphere, a place that you look forward to coming home to. Your home should never cause you stress, make you feel uneasy, or unhappy. Decluttering, organizing, and decorating your home are ways you can make your home stress free and a place that makes you happy, at peace, relaxed, & inspired. Your home is what you want it to be, you choose what you love and this makes your home a reflection of you. When your home is beautifully decorated with things you love it tells your story. It’s not about anyone else, this is your home, so decorate it how you like in a way that makes you and your family feel good.
If the place you spend most of your time, doesn’t make you feel this way, then your mind, body, & soul will never be in harmony.
It’s not about making it perfect. There will always be something that needs fixed, organized, changed, cleaned… It’s about embracing the imperfect and loving your home anyway because it’s beautifully decorated in way that you love that’s true to you. Simply do what you can with what you’ve got.
It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Make it what you love.
Keep it Simple ~ Keep what you love & get rid of the rest ~ Keep everyone in your family in mind
Parties – Dinners – Social Gatherings – Family & Friends – Connections – Relationships – Memories – Fun – Celebrations
Connections, relationships, & love are what we want most in life! We are here to connect with one another, its healthy for our soul, for our well-being. And we don’t do this enough anymore, there is a false sense of connections with social media. We have to be more intentional about cultivating and nurturing connections that we deeply want.
We have so much life to live and we need to celebrate this wonderful life we have to live! Life is meant to be fun and exciting. We take it way to seriously sometimes. Our life is a precious gift it deserves to be celebrated! Bring friends and family together to create memories, make traditions, laugh, have fun, & just be happy! Parties, dinners, & gatherings are those times in life that bring together the ones you love and cause us to slow down and enjoy the moment.
It’s about doing what matters most. Spend more time with those you love with those that lift you up and bring joy & happiness to your life. Celebrate your Life!
I’ve always loved organizing, designing, planning, decorating, and hosting parties. When I throw a party, host a dinner, bring friends together to socialize, I truly want to create memories, traditions, & laughter. I want to create a moment in time that causes others to slow down and enjoy life. So here I will help you make those once in a lifetime moments into unforgettable memories and to ‘celebrate life’. I will help you organize -design-plan a party, share tips, decorating ideas, party ideas, entertaining tips, and how to cultivate meaningful connections through parties & gatherings!
Travel – Adventures – Experience New Things – Play – Fun – Rest – Recharge
Seeing the world, the abundance of beauty all around us, will make you feel truly alive. When you travel, see & do things you’ve never done, you feel like you’re fully living. You are getting out of the comfort of your home, your routine and seeing that there’s more to life.
You will see inspiration & life all around you. By experiencing new things and seeing different places, keeps your mind open to so much potential & possibilities all around you.
When you don’t travel or try something new it limits your mind, your experiences, and your possibilities. What I mean is by limiting yourself to see & experience only what you’re comfortable with, what your familiar with you are shutting off all that there is in this world. Imagine all that you don’t see, all that you don’t do. The world was created for us to see and do all that it has to offer. To live this beautiful life to the fullest!
It’s not all about going on big, extravagant vacations or having to spend a lot of money. You can truly live and explore life with big things to the little things. To big adventures to mini-adventures!
Passions & Purpose in Life
Dreams – Desires – Ideas – Passion – Purpose – Hobbies – Business – Step out of your Comfort Zone
I believe that at different times in our life our calling is different, our purpose changes. I believe that it is not about trying to figure out what our purpose is, it’s about creating our purpose. For example; I believe that one of my purposes in life is being a mother and raising my girls to be amazing women and giving them the knowledge to go out and live a beautiful life. But when they do go out to live that life, I believe my purpose in life will change because being a mother will no longer require so much of my time. Does that make sense?
Create a purpose; Figure out what you love to do; what your gifts are, talents, abilities; what gifts do you have and how are you going to use them? No one else can do what you do because they are not you.
Here it’s about doing something your passionate about. Pursuing something that makes you feel alive. Do something you love.
Once you figure out your passions, desires, your purpose, maybe you want to pursue something for yourself, something to call your own. Are you in need of a creative outlet? Maybe you want to start your own business or blog. Or use your abilities to pursue a new hobby.
Whatever it is that you are feeling called to do, the small voice inside of you that keeps sending you little whispers, that longing in your soul that you’ve pushed aside for so long, I want you to know that you have all the power to be able to make it happen.
Life is so short, it can be so beautiful and everything we want it to be. We just have to want it badly enough, be intentional about our actions, and make it happen.
Who this blog is for:
- moms striving to become the best versions of themselves
- women who are so sick of the dieting roller coaster & just want to finally get fit and healthy
- women who desperately want to step into their lives and fully live not being held back over shame of their weight & body
- women who’ve beat themselves up & put themselves down for so long they want to finally learn to love themselves for who they are
- young moms because I’ve been there
- moms who want to thrive in all areas of their lives
- moms who are going through a major transition (like me, two daughters growing up way too fast)
- moms or women who feel lost, looking for a purpose in life
- moms who want to inspire their daughters
- women trying to find their place in this world one not defined as a mom or wife
- women trying to create a life they love, a life by their design
- women learning how to live a life for themselves, when the only thing they know how to do is to live our lives for our families
- moms with desires & dreams who are full of so much passion to do something amazing in this life
- moms who realize they only get one shot at this life & they want to have fun and celebrate the hell out of life
- moms seeking to make their house a home, to make it a beautiful, warm & inviting place for their families
- moms learning to live to their fullest potential
My Mission, My Desire for this Blog:
I believe we need more women, more mothers in this world to wake up and recognize their greatness, to believe in themselves, to realize how truly beautiful and amazing they are, that they have so much potential. They are full of unique gifts, talents, and skills and our world needs it, you need it.
There’s so much greatness in you. You have more in you, the ability to do more than you can ever imagine. I want you to see it.
You are capable of amazing things
We are Moms who have lived our lives for our families, we’ve pushed ourselves aside & buried our spirit; who we are and what we love underneath all of our responsibilities, chores, husbands, kids…
You will never be happy until you start to make you happy. Happiness isn’t in what you have, it’s in what you become. By teaching what I have learned in my journey, I will help you learn how to become who you truly want to be and learn to make yourself happy and create your life by your design.
You’ve been putting everyone else first, I will help you learn how to put you first, to take care of yourself and not feel guilty because you think its selfish to put yourself first. It’s about taking care of yourself so that you can fully be everything you need to be for your family.
You deserve an amazing, beautiful, fulfilled life. You deserve everything this world has to offer. I will help you to truly believe this and overcome your limiting beliefs.
It is possible to have all that you want in this life. Having a fulfilled, good life is not reserved for other people, no one else is more special than you, no one else is more talented than you. It’s for you too, you just have to decide you want it, believe in it and fight for it with everything you’ve got. I will show you how to believe in yourself and go after what you want in your life.
Throughout our lives we change and grow, especially as mothers there are so many transitions in life with our babies growing to toddlers to teens to young adults. Now is the time you need to say yes to your life, and take care of you. No matter where you are in your journey of motherhood, this is the most important thing I can teach you, is that you are important.
You are ready and able to do beautiful things. You can thrive in every area of your life: mind, body, soul, home life, relationships, career, passions, your purpose. I will share with you my life as I went from a young, early mom and now facing major mom transition in my life and how I am thriving and loving life.
So many people are just going through the motions, settling for less, dealing with insecurities & anxieties, feeling like they aren’t enough, and sleepwalking their way through life. Life shouldn’t be a struggle. Decide to live life on purpose. Be intentional about your thoughts and actions. And create the life you want. I will help you live a life with purpose, have more confidence, believe that you are enough, and live your life to the fullest.
We only get one shot at this life ~ Let’s make it a beautiful and amazing ride!
It’s time to wake up and live your unlived life!
We are more than Moms, more than a wife.
This is a mission for us to live our life beyond being a wife and mom because we have “So Much Life to Live”.
My wish for you is that you truly love life and make it everything you want it to be…
Dear Mom’s, You are not alone. We need to support each other, build each other up, and be there for one another. We don’t need to be jealous, there is enough in the world for all of us. We do not need to compare each other, we are all the same, we all just want to be the best we can for our families, we want to be happy, and we want to live our gift of life to our fullest potential and do beautiful things in this life. We need to realize it will never be perfect and just live our lives!
With Love, Mara
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