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Mother’s Day 

So this year, Mother’s Day was very unexpected. So by chance I go and check the mail the other day and find out that me and my boyfriend qualify for a free room and free play at the local casino downtown. We decide that as a family this would be the perfect activity to do on Mother’s Day.  Here are some pictures of the room along with some selfies. 

The Atlantis had an awesome arcade with a snack bar. If you venture into Reno Nv check this casino out. 

   
           

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Mommy Workout

It’s hard for me to workout with all that I have going on but when I do get a chance to sweat I love to do the Tone it Up Routines. Once I learned about Karena and Katrina I knew I wouldn’t have to buy another DVD. These trainers are awesome and you can feel the work outs right away. You can stop and do a little at a time. Remember to pace yourself, don’t worry, you’ll feel it tomorrow. Check out more of their vidoes on Youtube. Summer is coming and it’s time to Tone it Up!

10 Habits Of A Successful Mom

I found this great website created by a mom,  her name is Danielle and she has 10 great tips that I agree with and am always working on. There is no perfect mom but like we try to implenent into the lives of our children, success is something that should always be strived for. Anyways here are some great tips, give yourself a break and try at least on of the ten and see if it works for you. Please share your thoughts.

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10 Habits Of A Successful Mom

A little over a year ago, I got the best promotion I could have ever asked for! I decided to hang up my suits and traded them in for sweats, I retired straightened hair for a bun on top of my head, I said goodbye to clients and hello to a cute baby, I put money away and let all of the hugs and cuddles come my way. I was very sad to leave the best company EVER – But I finally got to live my dream job… I became A MOM.I have held a lot of great jobs that I have LOVED in my life! From my first job at a Scrapbook Store when I was 15 years old, to a Sales Manager at one of the most beautiful, 5 Diamond hotels on the Las Vegas strip – I found happiness. With each and every role that I held, I tried my very best to be as successful as possible. I worked hard and always tried to get that next promotion that opened up.

Over the past year, I have learned {and continue to learn DAILY} on how to be the most successful mom possible. Not “successful” like with an abundance of wealth or riches, but “successful” as happiness and satisfaction. To me, a successful mom may not have all of the money in the world, but is a mom who finds joy each day with her children, as she treasures her role in motherhood.

Today we have 10 Habits Of A Successful Mom. A few things that you can think about to become the happiest mother possible.

10 Habits of a Successful Mom

1. TAKE TIME FOR YOU: It is SO important to take time for yourself. Mom’s lives can get so busy with cleaning, cooking, running errands and playing, all while trying to deal with finances, kissing boo-boos and singing songs. Do something you love EVERY day. After the kids are down, take a few minutes for yourself. Read a book. Take a warm bath. Go to Target. Call your mom or friend. Do something you LOVE. Your health and your sanity is extremely important, so you can take care of your babies the next day.

2. LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU’RE LAUGHING: Learn to laugh. Nothing is going to be perfect – there are going to be days where you actually just want to cry! But learn to laugh. We all make mistakes – but everything works out. I find it helpful to laugh in some of the most stressful situations. In fact, one day I was running out the door and Laila had a dirty diaper, so I ran back in to change her. That was when I noticed it was not only a dirty diaper… but it was a dirty BODY. It was EVERYWHERE. So I put her in the bath and cleaned her up… right when I was getting the towel, she pooped AGAIN. But this time, it wasn’t all over her, but it was IN THE BATH! For her health and safety, I pulled her out as I cleaned the tub. I honestly wanted to cry – but I decided I just needed to laugh. The situation just kept getting worse and worse, I wanted to give up! But I found as I laughed about it… everything seemed to be okay.

life is better when you are laughing

3. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SCHEDULE: I find that my most successful days as a mom are the days I wake up early and get going quickly. I love getting showered in the morning so I can start my daily check-list of things to do. Get into a routine of waking up and doing what you need to do. I have a crazy obsession with my kitchen. It HAS to be clean before I do anything. So, I wake up and clean the kitchen each morning. That way if nothing gets done the rest of the day, at least I feel good about something. Find out what kind of schedule works best for you and stick with it.

4. FOCUS ON FAMILY: Family should always come first. Your spouse and your children should be your very first priority. “Let your first interest be in your home. The baby you hold in your arms will grow quickly as the sunrise and the sunset of the rushing days,” said Gordon B. Hinckley. Take time for your children. Have them sit on your lap and read a book. Get on your hands and knees and play with their blocks and trucks. The more time you spend with them, the more your love for them will grow, and the happier and more successful mom you will be.

5. GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN…AND THAT IS OKAY: Not only is it okay, but it is a good thing! Leave the kids with your husband, mom, friend, babysitter – and have a little Girls Night Out! I remember the first time I left Laila, I seriously almost had a meltdown. I missed her so much! Get out and have fun with your lady friends. It is good for you to still have friends and to still socialize. You totally deserve it too!

6. CREATE A HAPPY, HEALTHY HOUSE: I once saw a sign that said, “Please excuse the mess, my kids are busy making memories.” I love that! Although it is so important to have a clean house, I am a big believer in creating a happy house too. Often times, I will get done mopping our floors and suddenly little toes come running down the hall that I JUST cleaned. Permanent little feet marks are always on my wood floors. It use to stress me out – but then I realized that it is okay! Our houses don’t need to be perfect – one day we will miss those little feet and hand marks.

7. DONT WORRY ABOUT THE JONESES: I wrote an article about comparing ourselves to our friends lives that we see on Social Media, that you can read here. Always remember we don’t see EVERYTHING. Just because someone’s life looks flawless on Facebook, doesn’t mean that is truly how it is. Everyone has trials. Everyone has bad days. Stop comparing and just do your best.

8. CALL FOR HELP: I have learned that it is okay to ask for help. In fact, we can’t do it alone. If you don’t have a husband to call – call your mom, call a friend, call a neighbor. We all need support. Someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, a person to make us laugh. Reach out for help and don’t be shy. I use to think I needed to be SUPER MOM and do everything all on my own, but I quickly learned that I can’t do it ALL, I need some serious help!

9. LEARN HOW TO SAY “NO”: This is a hard one for me, but I am slowly learning how to say it. Successful moms know where to draw the line in service, in party planning, in recreation, in volunteering, in church, in EVERYTHING. As you get wrapped up in special events and groups – people will seek for your help and ask you to make dinner for someone, plan a program, drop the kids off and then pick them up and babysit all in one day. It is okay to say “no” sometimes. You can’t do it all. Only put as much as you can handle into your schedule.

10. DO WHAT YOU CAN DO, IN THE BEST WAY YOU KNOW: Lastly, just do your very best! My mom texted me this quote the other day and it brought me a lot of comfort. It said, “I feel to invited women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your normal capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do, in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.”

These 10 habits are the perfect start for you to become the most successful mom! “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

http://www.todaysthebestday.com/habits-of-a-successful-mom/

 

Pinterest Beauty Hacks

I was searching through Youtube looking for a beauty video that wasn’t the typical type of video. I don’t know about you but I’ve watch some boring tutorials that were way to long. Being a mom of a four year old, I don’t have time to waste so this time I took note of the lengths of the videos and titles to feel out which ones I wanted to watch. I was in luck to find a video that not only was under 10 min but also incorporated every moms favorite pinning site, Pinterest.

I love Pinterest and have used many of the tutorials and recipes on the site. In my experience, all the ones that I have tried have worked but was very interested to see if in fact there would be some that wouldn’t. The video blog that I found was created by RachhLoves. She is really creative with her approach to the tutorials are very funny in a clumsy type of way. The title of the video is, “5 Pinterest Beauty Hacks Tested.” See how the title draws you in? I had to see if they would work or not and with limited amount of time to put on makeup, I thought this would give me a chance to find some quick and easy ways to add to my beauty routine.

The video is also a great indication of the new media that is out there for us moms to make our lives easier. Just because we have kids doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to pamper ourselves even if it is just finding a great way to make your lip stick pop or how to make a gel eyeliner from the solid one that you have in your makeup bag. The way that this video uses new media effectively, is by incorporating the new video craze, showing tutorial and how it works but it also incorporates a social media platform that many of us are aware of. By incorporating Pinterest it gives us a great reference to go to, to see if there are tricks or hacks out their that will work. Check out the video and when I find more, I’ll share…….Stay tuned.

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