Hola! Thanks for stopping by. Makeit218 is the official blog for it's parent company MynameisNOTmommy, The primary focus here? Self-care and happiness for mamas- 'cause when we're strong so is our family! There's also posts related to motherhood and parenting, and fun sensory/play activities for the little ones. Sometimes during the chaos of parenthood it can quickly blur into survival mode and chaos but we all generally have the same goal: to get our children to be decent human beings by 18 and then watch them soar (get it? Make it to 18..years old...without terrorizing humanity and with a sense of sanity left as a mom. Ha, I know lol). Here you'll find things aimed to help map it out (or at least give you something to think about.)
My self-care journey was actually stumbled on really. Before my son it was just something I did. It was already ingrained in me because I didn't have anyone else to care for. If I needed a nap, I napped, if I needed some space from people, I took space, etc. Becoming a mother meant I had to be purposeful about my self-care and now that another mini human was depending on me, I simply didn't know how to do it! I tried desperately to do EVERYTHING. And when it all fell apart I struggled to find a balance. What was I supposed to be doing, how could I keep my identity and still be a mom? How the heck was I supposed to rest? I couldn't understand how I could be a good mother and still follow my own life's path. It seemed impossible, overwhelming even.
It was a hard journey that meant I had to face some very tough truths about myself, make some very hard decisions, and have enough courage to stop resisting change and growth.
Long story short, I was blessed to have a support system take some of the load off, giving me space and time to fumble through and figure it out. I learned self-care was an ever evolving journey, that my definition was short-sighted and affected how I practiced self-care, how to integrate self-care into my daily routine and staying connected with myself and my needs ultimately made me a better mom.
I know however that my situation is unique. Not very many moms have a support system to help them fumble through and figure it out. That's where I come in :) I made it my mission to help guide other mommy's through self-care. After all, we're the last ones who need more added on the to-do list.
General info about me?
I'm a mom (wouldn't it be weird if I wasn't? haha). And my son is totally epic! He's the epitome of a brave, powerful heart and loving soul combined.
I got to play Army for 4 years, starting out pursuing a career as a Behavior Analyst for the FBI cause I watched too many episodes of Criminal Minds. It was pretty epic but boy did I burn out hard my sons first year! So I switched gears.
My heart is in writing and Early Childhood Education, specifically the Montessori philosophy and Reggio Emilia and I love making new connections with people.
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