Let me help you reach your goals for your best life as a mom! Choose the area you are interested in to get started now:
New to the site or just don’t know where to begin? Check out the posts on this page for inspiration. You can also view what’s going on via social media by checking out Balancing Life as a Mom on Facebook & Instagram!
Here are the top 3 posts in the Getting Started category:
- How to Make A Change: 6 Steps to Bring You to the Life You Deserve
- Procrastination – Why is it so hard to do what you know you should be doing?
- You Can Be Perfect, OR You Can Be Real. Which are you?
In addition, I’ve created a free guide on Overcoming Overwhelm. In it, you’ll discover the 9 key areas to living a balanced life. Plus it gives you actionable steps you can take right away to start reducing stress and loving your life again! You can find it here.
Looking to lose the baby weight or finally get healthy? It doesn’t matter how far away you are from having your baby – whether you just gave birth or are getting ready to send the kids to college – there’s always an opportunity to improve your health and to finally reclaim the body you had before pregnancy. Or like I did, even get a better body than prior to pregnancy – the body I always wanted! Check out the posts on this page for guidance and further information.
Here are the top 3 posts in the Health, Fitness, & Food category:
- My Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Journey – Part 7
- 3 Simple Steps to Organize Meal Planning and Avoid Excess Trips to the Grocery Store
- Food & Weight Loss: The What, The Why, and The How
In addition, I’ve created a free guide which will help you get started losing weight today! It contains the recipe for my Miracle Morning Drink, which has helped me lose 42+ lbs since baby number 2! You can find it here.
A lot of finally getting the balanced and amazing life you deserve has to do with believing that you deserve that amazing life! You have to believe in yourself and that you are worth it. And you have to be willing to put your needs above those of your family at times. It can take some time to change your thinking, but the posts on this page can get you started on the path to success.
Here are the top 3 posts in the Mindset & Taking Care of YOU! category:
- Sometimes You Just Need to Scream
- 4 Questions to Help Find Your Motivation
- My Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Journey – Part 6
You’ll have a really hard time feeling balanced if you are living in an environment that reflects cluttered chaos. And it is possible to live an organized life in an organized home even with small children running about. Find some actionable advice that you can start today on this page.
Here are the top 3 posts in the Get Organized category:
- The Top 4 Roadblocks to Getting Organized
- Dealing with Special Occasion Clutter
- 3 Reasons Why I Love Lists
Pregnancy can be scary – especially if it’s your first time. Parenting is a constantly evolving learning experience – both for you and your children. Both times of life can feel overwhelming. And you don’t want that overwhelmed feeling to last for the next 18-19 years! I’ve got some advice to help you through and get you to a place where you can love being a mom!
Here are the top 3 posts in the Pregnancy & Parenting category:
- Breastfeeding Part 2: Emma
- A Tale of Two Pregnancies – Emma, Part 2
- The Transformational Power of a Simple Hug
Occasionally I come across some products that have truly made my life better. There’s a lot of stuff marketed to us as mothers – companies know that we only want the best for our children – and they use that to get us to buy the latest and greatest. However, since I also hate clutter, I’ve made it my mission to only bring what’s truly needed into my home and into my life. Here you’ll find product reviews of things that I think are worth looking into for your own personal use, along with links to purchase the items from trusted retailers if you think they would help you as well.
Here are the top 3 posts in the Reviews & Recommendations category:
- Potty Training Your Child: Part 1 – Matthew
- Using Spices for Health & Weight Loss: Bay Leaf
- Breastfeeding Part 1: Matthew
If you are interested in some of the personal updates I have to share, this is where you’ll find them. Here you’ll learn about important things going on in my life and more personal stories and anecdotes about the family instead of general advice. A little glimpse into my personal story!
Here are the top 3 posts in the Personal & Family Updates category:
- Protein at Breakfast: How I Accelerate My Weight Loss Without Feeling Hungry
- I’m on YouTube!
- Happy 1st Birthday Emma!
I’m excited to announce that I’ve created a YouTube channel! This has been such a fun outlet for me and I’m finding that I really love expressing myself on video. I have a feeling that video posts may soon outweigh my written posts, so I hope it’s a medium that you enjoy as well!
My videos are all hosted on YouTube, and you can find a summary of them here. Please check them out and be sure to subscribe to the channel if you like what you see! With video I find I am able to branch out and talk more about my varied interests outside of just parenting – makeup and skincare, healthy cooking, book reviews, etc. I can also talk more efficiently than I can type up a blog post, so I’m able to cover some topics in much more depth this way!
Here are the top 3 posts in the YouTube Video Category: