Category Archives: #YouMatterMonday

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Welcome to a new year! I hope 2016 is off to a good start so far for you and your family.   If you’re like most people, starting a new calendar is an exciting time because January 1st brings about the idea that “this year will be better than the last” and that change is […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #8: BREATHE!

Your baby is crying…AGAIN.  The kids are running through the house pulling out every toy they own…AGAIN. Your toddler dropped his blueberry yogurt on the floor you just cleaned…AGAIN. Your child tripped over air and face planted into the wall… AGAIN.  You feel annoyed, frustrated and just plain over these daily – hourly — occurrences. […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #7: Smile

Today is the day to just smile.  That’s right – smile! Have you ever tried to not smile when a baby or toddler flashes you one of those grins that seems to keep you captivated? It’s basically impossible. Not matter what kind of mood you’re in, you can’t help but feel the pure joy and […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #6: Dance It Out

What was your favorite show to watch growing up? For me it was Star Search with Ed McMahon.  As a little girl I spent hours dancing, singing, and performing.  I was always getting “4 stars”!  I loved it! It brought me such joy, and I just knew I’d spend the rest of my life dancing. […]

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 #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 […]