In this video, I share how motherhood has changed me (for the better) and how it has transformed my journey. Becoming a mother is the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me! My kids truly inspire me to become my best version, so that I can lead them by example.
Enjoy your day, and remember–celebrate the phenomenal woman you are everyday, not just Mother’s Day!
For me, it is knowing my purpose, loving what I do, and having the courage to follow my destiny path...every day.
It takes a lot of bravery to live your dreams. You will have nay-sayers, harsh critics, and haters on your journey to becoming your best self. But what’s much more significant are the characteristics you’ll develop by pursuing your passion and the lives of people you impact by being true to yourself.
Above are my personal tips to live a successful (healthy and happy) life.
Hey ladies! This video was highly requested. I get asked all the time on Instagram, “Do you still breastfeed? And if you do, how do you lose weight and maintain your milk supply?” I answered that question and more in today’s video. Enjoy and be sure to share with your fellow fit mamas!
If you missed my appearance on the Morning Brew, you can check it out above. Make sure you keep your Instagram questions coming, and you might see yours featured on the show! Enjoy and share with other moms who may want some tips on how they can be their healthiest and happiest postbaby!
The kids and I are gearing up for a trip to Chicago later this month–I plan on taking them to all the cool kid-friendly places like the museum, aquarium, and even the old neighborhoods I grew up in. Why? Because I want them to know my history. I want this trip to be just as educational as I want it to be fun.
My mother and father are both teachers. At a very young age, my mom taught me to read and even had me reciting the U.S. Preamble in front of our house guests. Let’s just say that in my family learning is and was incredibly valued.
So when a company called Wee the People told me about their unique mission to instill in children the value of learning America’s history, I was all for it. Wee the People is dedicated to spreading awareness of U.S. history with cute shirts that offer an invitation to tell a story.
Wee the People sent Eliel and Ariel the 1600 Shirt which inspires kids to learn about one of the world’s most famous buildings–the White House, located on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
I decided to take the kids to the public library for this learning adventure. Growing up, going to the library was my favorite thing to do in the whole world. Not only was it free, but to me, it was a treasure chest of fantasy, imagination, and learning. I honestly had forgotten just how much I loved the library!
We started off by looking up the books we wanted to find. We wrote down the catalog numbers and got to work searching for titles relevant to America’s history!
We started off by reading about former presidents. I explained to the kids what some of the roles of the presidents were. Eliel had fun being the leader and showing Ariel what was in the books.
As parents, I feel it is our jobs to teach our children not only our personal history, but the America’s history as well. If you can’t go off on travel adventures, no worries! There is a fun, educational adventure waiting for you at your public library.
Retrospectively, I now really admire my mom for taking the time in her busy schedule (raising 5 kids alone), to teach me the value of learning via reading and studying. That value of education is now instilled in my own heart and something I want to consciously do with my own kiddos.
We had a blast on our learning adventure. I am grateful to Wee the People for inspiring the kids and I to learn more about the White House with the 1600 Shirt! To get your own shirt for your little one(s), head to their site. We’d love to see photos with your kids wearing them and know what learning adventure you chose to take them on.
Why is learning our history so important? To borrow words from James Burke, simply because:
“You can only know where you’re going if you know where you’ve been.”