A gratitude filled Reflection for 2015!

A Gratitude-Filled Reflection of 2015   Wow! It’s so hard to believe 2015 is nearing its end and 2016, with excitement and new adventure awaiting, is just around the corner! While 2015 has without question been one of my toughest years yet, it’s also proven to have been one of the most powerful and growth […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #5: Say Yes

It happens all the time: you get invited to “hang out” with a few of the moms from your neighborhood. Or maybe it’s an invite from some ladies at church or even a random person you met in the grocery store who happens to have children the same age as yours. How often, though, do […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #4: I’m Enough

Have you ever stopped to think about the importance of all the little things you do on a daily basis for your family? Some of the things I found myself doing every day were feeding, diapering, caring, playing, preparing meals, doing laundry, keeping them alive and safe, and cleaning up the house the best I […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #3: Get Dressed

Being a mom is challenging enough without having to put extra thought into what clothes you’re going to wear from day to day. Your clothes express your mood and your attitude, and these days there are basically two types of “attitudes” you’ll find yourself wearing when it comes to your wardrobe: the yoga-pants-work-out-clothes attitude or […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #2- Quiet Time in the morning

About a year ago when someone recommended this to me, I thought they were completely and utterly crazy. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re thinking the same thing about me right this second. If you’re reading this, most likely you’re a tired parent who cherishes those extra zzz’s first thing in the morning, — especially […]

The You Matter Monday Challenge Begins: Enjoy Your Beverage

Let’s kick start this You Matter Monday Challenge and take care of you by enjoying our favorite beverage for the day! I know this sounds simple and you are like, “Irene- I already do this. Actually I do this all day long.”  But, bear with me and keep reading. For me, coffee gets me going. I […]