I was riding on a school bus with about 40 screaming first graders yesterday and I had this AHA moment. How blessed am I to be a mom of 3! In the midst of the field trip I said a little prayer of thanks for being in the position I am in. I asked my husband later on that day if he ever imagined ten years ago our life and what it would be like now? (He said no of course) I honestly could not have pictured this. I knew I wanted to be a wife and mom one day but I never quite thought about the journey. It has not always been easy and I do not know what the future holds but I am so grateful and blessed beyond my wildest dreams. I am thankful for my mom who led the way and my grandma for showing her. I am so thankful for my husband that has been the best father and I call him my bff (he thinks it is corny lol). And my three kids that keep me young, laughing and rinsing my grey hair back to black lol. On this Mother’s Day I wish you all love, peace and relaxation. I hope you take a little time to enjoy the moment!
If you are like me then you probably love to shop. It is one thing to shop for yourself, but shopping for other people gets complicated. Here are my top 5 picks for Mother’s Day gifts under $100. These are perfect for moms, daughters, aunts or anyone on your list. Happy shopping!
Kate Spade “One in a Million” necklace $58 @ Nordstrom.com
Chuck Taylor $49.95 @ Converse.com
Hanae Mori $72-97 @ Nordstrom.com
Sole Society “Tara” $59.95 @ Solesociety.com
Last week I was busy prepping for my daughter’s 9th birthday celebration. I am happy to say it was fun and less stressful than last year. However, I did not know that I said it was a drop off party. I had like 10 girls get dropped off. I am new to the drop off thing. I rarely drop my kids off anywhere but grandma’s house. After 6:30 my emotions came over me. I had like 30 girls running around and parents saying see you at 8. I was so unprepared for that. Thank you to the server that reminded me that it was happy hour until 7 and Pinot Grigio saved the night. A few sips did the trick and watching all of the tweens having a blast made it all worth it. Omg! My baby is 9!
Last year we had this huge pool party for my daughter. (Like 80 people) It was a mess from start to finish and almost turned tragic when my niece grabbed onto the birthday girl when she realized she forgot her water wings and drifted to the deep end. Yeah, it was bad. So this year we decided to do something simple. We are going bowling!!!! No clean up, not inviting everyone and their siblings just my daughter and a few, okay 20 of her friends. With all of the chaos after Spring break, testing, basketball practice, soccer, and play dates, I realized I am behind on this planning stuff. I have 2 days to get decorations, cake, and favors!!!! She loves nail polish and glitter so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Here’s what I am loving so far. What’s your favorite?
This has been on my mind for a while now and I am finally putting it into action. I have been hesitant about speaking at events that were not my own. Maybe it was fear or maybe just waiting for the right opportunity. I am happy to say that after my guest panel appearance last month at the Women’s Impact Conference, I realized that it is time to step out and spread the mission of Sporty Mommas. Am I nervous? Heck Yeah! Am I going to back down? Not anymore! It is time to step out on faith and just do it!!!!! Here’s to making it happen one step at a time.
Be YOU, Be GREAT, Be FABULOUS
We had a great Spring Break with the kiddos. We enjoyed 4 theme parks, bumped into old friends and got to experience two resorts. The Cabana Bay Beach Resort on Hollywood Studios’ property was really cool. They had a bowling alley, game room and cafeteria on site. It was affordable and very clean. The kids are already planning the next trip. The best part was seeing how happy the kids were. My youngest is finally old enough to ride the real rides lol. Now it’s back to the grind. Only 9 weeks left of the school year and boy I cannot wait until Summer!
I have a confession. I do not like working out. Okay I like it, I just don’t make enough time in my schedule to get it done. The other day while trying on clothes in Nordstrom I realized that it is really time to make a serious change. The clothes fit but I know they could fit better. So today I am starting over. I am going to set a new goal and stick with it. If you need a push too, let me know. Operation drop 10 is in effect. Let’s get it!
When I planned our Sporty Mommas Connect meet up, I had no idea it was International Women’s Day until my mom pointed it out. Even though I got sick last night, I knew I had to keep our meet up. I am so glad I did. SM Connect is a small group of Mommas in business that support and learn from each other. We know what it is like to be busy moms with dreams of our own. On this lazy Sunday afternoon we came together to catch up, reflect on our first quarter of 2015 and have a nice time. (Don’t forget the wine) I am so proud of these ladies for all that they have accomplished. I know the best is yet to come!
Be YOU, Be GREAT, Be FABULOUS!
The first Sporty Mommas Collection was created with love to inspire women to be ourselves. To embrace all of our imperfections and to learn to rock what we have. We often compare ourselves to other women instead of claiming our own greatness. You will see that the butterfly is used as a symbol of transformation. As women and mothers, we travel through this journey of life (and it is not always easy) striving to be the best we can be. So let your soul rise above all self doubt, trials and tribulations because like the butterfly you were born to rise.
No matter what; Be YOU, Be Great, Be Fabulous!
Yesterday I was so excited to meet up with a few Miami Fems and have a fun girl’s night out. After a long day with the kiddos (H.W. making valentines, shower and dinner) I put on my stilettos and headed out. Scooped up my friend D and we were on our way. It was a serious buzz in the theater’s bar and lounge. Everyone was so pumped up to see this movie. A friend of a friend rented out the theater so imagine 90 ladies at 10 p.m. It was bananas! The lights went out the movie started and well…… about an hour into the movie I nodded off. My friend V was checking her watch every ten minutes. After 2 long hours of sitting in this movie we all came out disappointed. The hype, the actors, the whole movie was just blah. So I know you have to see it for yourself. Besides you read all of the books, you gotta see the movie. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though!