August is coming to an end and today I share this month’s August favorites. Also, today Jayden starts his first day of preschool. I should have been there with his dad to drop him off, but instead I am dropping of my mom at the airport so she can take a trip home to attend my Aunt’s funeral in the Philippines. If you’ve been following my blog then you know this is the second death in the past two weeks I have been dealing with. You can read a little about the first one here.
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Back to school is less than two weeks away for my little man, and he officially starts preschool! I can’t believe how fast this summer has flown by! I know I am going to miss not having my little guy at home with me all the time, so I am making the most of the time we have left together before summer ends. Today I am sharing 5 Fun End Of Summer Activities To Do At Home to make the most of our family time we have together. Plus I am sharing a great way I’ve been able to save this summer with Ibotta and how you can too! Read more below!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Today I wanted to talk about getting out of our comfort zone and five reasons why you should try something new. A couple of weeks ago I took my son to park which happened to have a little skate park too. He found an abandoned skateboard and started to learn how to use it. I remember just sitting there watching him and being so proud of him for not being afraid to try something new. He wasn’t afraid of falling or letting any of his fears get in his way of learning something new. I honestly believe sometimes it takes looking life through a child’s eyes, to make you face your fear of the unknown and of failure. Here are five reasons you should try something new.
Today me and my husband celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary so it’s only fitting to finally share our Tulum travel guide and our kid free trip we took last month. We had such an amazing time, and highly recommend for couples who are looking for a kid free vacation. Tulum is super hip, eco-friendly, and a paradise for couples to relax and unwind. Best part is it isn’t crowded with tourist. It is a hidden paradise of Mexico. Check out our Tulum travel guide and recommendations below!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope ya’ll had a great weekend! Today I just wanted to recap my Kendra Scott event I had three weeks ago to help raise money for Santa Fe school shooting victims. I have so many people to thank, including everyone who came out, to all the amazing bloggers who partnered up for this event, and to all the brands who donated their time and service to make this a fun event for everyone. I also wanted to share a little Monday motivational thought on how a little act of service can make a difference in this world. And though we may not see the eventual outcome, I consider our actions like a drop in an ocean that creates a continuing and ever-growing ripple. We are that drop in the ocean that is part of a huge wave that will make a difference in this world. Read more of my recap and thoughts below.
Happy Friday, me and Josh are off to Akumal and Tulum Mexico! We are so excited to spend a kid free week together, and can’t wait for the adventures we have planned! Today I wanted to share an early Father’s Day tribute to the best dad there is, and share the story of the day when Josh found out he was going to be a father. I also found old pictures lol! We were so young and scared back then lol! It was the biggest surprise of our life, and nothing we planned, but the day we found out I knew Josh was going to be the best dad to our little one. Read the full story below.
Happy Wednesday everyone! So today is another special appearance from my handsome hubby for a Father’s Day gift idea edition with Zappos X Rockport. And guess what, we are talking all about Father’s day, and the summer shoes every cool dad needs in his closet. Plus, lets face it, my hubby is the coolest dad I know, and I love when I can get him shoes that are fashionable and comfortable for every day wear. So if you are looking for a great Father’s Day gift idea for Dad, check out my shoe picks below that every cool dad needs this summer.
Last Friday I had planned to post my Friday Favorites with this outfit, but after waking up and finding out another school shooting happened not even 15 miles from where I live, I became an emotional wreck. All the fears, anxiety, and guilt as a mom overwhelmed me. All I could think about was the mothers who lost their children that day, who would never be able to see their children graduate, and all I could think was this the future for my child. So many questions, scenarios came up in my head, and for a time I just felt helpless, guilty, unworthy as a mom to protect my own child. It’s hard as a mom these days to watch the news, to hear all the tragedies with school shootings, senseless shootings, lives of innocent children lost, and not have immense guilt and feeling of not doing enough in a time of tragedy. There’s so much we need to do, so much we need to change, and yet it can be so overwhelming knowing we cannot do it all. Today I’m sharing how I’ve been dealing with the anxiety and the guilt as a mom, and what has helped me cope during these hard times.
Happy Friday, everyone! This post might come a little later than usual. Yesterday we had a busy day with our mommy friends and went to the cutest brunch place made specially for moms with kids. There’s a park and so much room for activities, plus the food is really good too. Click here to see where we went. Today is a special post as we head into Mother’s Day weekend. I love sharing what motherhood means to me every year because it’s always fun to look back and read my thoughts back then and how they have evolved through the years. You can see my first, second, and third Mother’s Day post here. Today I wanted to share my thoughts about what it means to be strong as a mother and the one force that drives this unfathomable strength is a mother’s love. I once questioned Jesus love for us and the sacrifices he made years ago, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized what that love is. I’ve never loved a man more than myself, but the day my son came into this world, there isn’t a day I wouldn’t give up my life for him. He is everything to me, my pride and joy, my greatest blessing, he is why I am the strong as a mother.