It IS OK!

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great week so far, I have been debating whether or not to talk about this topic because I feel like everyone has an opinion about this, but I want to talk about the FEELINGS that some Stay at Home Moms experience, I recently read about the “HOUSEWIFE SYNDROME”, to be honest, I’ve never heard that term before but sometimes I do have all the “symptoms”

Apparently this Housewife syndrome is the feeling of some emptiness and some kind of that we are not enough because we are at home all day, every day, it is the feeling of tiredness and not having any motivation to do something, and when you do have that motivation it is the feeling of thinking you don’t have enough time to do anything, not time for doing the dishes, and cleaning, and making breakfast, lunch and dinner, doing laundry etc.

I am sure this happens to millions of moms out there but right now it is happening to me, maybe I have been a SAHM for too long (it will be 2 years this November) or maybe it is the fact that I’m running out to things to do at home. Either way, sometimes I feel like I wish I was back at work, I wish I was the same individual I was before I became “just a mom” and then the other “symptoms” start happening, but please, don’t get me wrong or don’t get confused, I am not depressed, at least I am 99% sure that I am not, but I do wish people in general understood that IT IS OK to feel this way.

IT IS OK to feel tired and to not have everything together, IT IS OK to just want to lay down in the sofa and watch reality tv, IT IS OK to not make dinner every day, IT IS OK to wake up late and let your child have breakfast in bed so you could stay in bed for 10 more minutes, IT IS OK to go out for a drink once a week, IT IS OK to ask your husband or partner for help, IT IS OK to go out and leave your kids at home with their dad, IT IS OK to want to do things alone,  and also, something that is very important to me, IT IS OK TO RUN YOURSELF A NICE BUBBLE BATH FOR JUST YOU!!! and don’t forget the candles and wine.

Please don’t get me wrong, I LOVE , I ADORE MY FAMILY TO DEATH, but I do need to be the same old person I was before I became a mom, being a mom has certainly changed my life, I am now forever responsible for another person and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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How to Create your Vision Board

Hello everyone. I want to talk about something that I hold very dear to my heart. I want to talk about Vision Boards, or Dream boards as some call it. I’ve had my first one for over 6 years and then I created 2 more, the more recent one its the one I’ve been working on now. Let’s start with the one from 6 years ago. I had watched an episode of Oprah in which she mentioned wish boards, where people post pictures of things they want. my dear Oprah also mentioned “The Law of Attraction” & “the Secret”. Someone in the panel mentioned how they posted a check with lots of zeroes on their wish board and their dream came true. I thought “NO WAY, THAT CANT BE REAL”. But for some reason at the end of the day I couldn’t stop thinking about the show and the stories. I looked at the book my mom had on the coffee table “The Secret” and I knew, I knew I had to read it or at least check out some chapters.

After reading the book and checking endless posts about “The Law of Attraction” and “The Secret” I decided to go to the store and grab some magazines, the ones that called my attention were: : Brides Magazine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living. Once I had them I went to Michaels and picked up a simple trifold display board, glue and some double sided tape. I got home and got down to business.

When I started looking through the magazines I had no idea what I wanted, I just cut the pictures or words that called out to me. At the end of the day I had finished my  first Vision Board, it was everything I wanted and more, but I have to say I still didn’t believe anything in there could happen but I just kept looking at it and believing that I DESERVED IT ALL.

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Come a year later and I could see things starting to happen.. First I had the ring I posted, I had the baby girl (I posted a picture of a baby magazine and it just happened to be a girl) and then I had the wedding. I had posted pictures of different wedding dresses and even the color scheme we chose for our wedding was in my vision board (something I had never noticed)

After I had married  my husband I decided to do another board, we chose things we both wanted, and words that we both liked. and so far things are happening too, my husband has the job position he wanted, we got the bedroom set we also posted and also the Disney trip we wanted is also coming up next month.

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Now, we are working on another one, we are planning on moving to a bigger place and hoping to buy a car as well and I am trying hard o make this blog a successful one. So I will let you guys know how it goes. For this new board I picked Sunset magazine, Traveler magazine, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Oprah and In Style Home and Design for the pictures, In the meantime I recommend that all of you get to working on your Vision Board or write down your wishes or your dream and truly BELIEVE! I know something are so hard to believe that could happen but I also believe that if its meant to be then it will be. IMG_1943.JPGIMG_1942.JPG

I wish you all a great time creating your board, put all your faith into everything you do, faith goes a long way…

xoxo,

Cynthia

 

A Prayer sent your way

Hi guys, I know I’ve been gone for 2 weeks, but after the holidays I just wanted to take some time to spend with my family and take some time to organize my house and well all the stuff the comes with the New Year. Everything was going well until last Wednesday when my little girl woke up with no voice due to the worst cold she has gotten since she’s been born. The dr. said she had an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection on top of that. So that is what has been happening this past week, she is still coughing a lot, lots of phlegm that she can’t spit out, lots of fever, lots of tears but also lots of cuddles.
And even though she is sick, my girl still manages to make everyone around her happy.I have to say I felt so helpless watching her cough and watching her unable to breather at times. I kept saying to myself that I had it easy, there are parents out there who have children staying in hospitals and going through much more difficult moments, and for those parents, I pray, I pray they find strength, pray they continue to have faith and to always put themselves in the hands of God. I know it can be hard to believe and easy to give up, but for the sake of your kids, try!
.This is our girl last night, starting to be back to normal….Hopefully..

 

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