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Do you ever question your parenting?

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Do you ever feel guilty as a mom and start questioning yourself? Am I doing enough? Spoiling them? Am I spending enough time with them?

Well, you’re not alone! I use to do this all the time, feel shitty about my parenting and just be an overbearing parent or buy their love with gifts. But a couple of months ago I decided to tackle it another way. I first started by taking care of my well being and my emotional state of mind so they can have a better mom. I then asked them what they needed of me, because yes, I know they need to be fed, clean clothes and reminded to take a bath (several times a week!) but what did they WANT from me.

My son stated he liked movie night but also wanted to watch movies/shows that were not appropriate for his 6 year old sister but appropriate for a 12 yr old. He also said he wanted to work out with his dad like they used to, and to go grocery shopping with me and pick out spices for a meal he would like to cook for us on the weekends (he would like to have a restaurant when he’s older).

My daughter on the other hand, gave me a LONG list that I had to ask her to drop it to 3 things that truly were special for her. She said, do our nails, paint a picture and go shopping, just her and I.

We are starting this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! We agreed to have more open conversations about what we need from each other, and I was thrilled to see my daughter a few days later TALK (not scream or cry) to her brother and ask if he could play with her for 5 minutes.

I will talk more about this in next weeks podcast but I wanted to let you all know, as I was excited on how open dialogue was helping our family.

 

 

 

Have you checked it out?

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It is the fourth day of 2019 and I want to ask you, have you checked out my podcast? I dropped 4 new episodes the last days of 2018. If you enjoy my blog, my podcast I would ABSOLUTELY love if you could leave me a review in whatever platform you use to listen to podcast. I will truly appreciate it and love you forever!!

You can search Mom, Wife & Boss life or visit www.momwifeandbosslife.com and click on podcast!

 

Thank you!!!

32 things I learned by my 32nd birthday

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32. You will survive your first heartbreak

31. Ice cream, fries, The Notebook and a shoulder to cry is the best therapy for break-ups (or any situation, really!)

30. Don’t lose your identity when loving someone else

29. There’s never a “right time” for anything

28. Take responsibility for your actions, for your emotions 

27. Fly babygirl.. travel as much as possible. 

26. Not everyone is meant to stay in your life forever

25. Quality over quantity in all aspects of life (friendships, bags, time)

24. Trust God’s timing

23. Step out of your comfort zone (you will love yourself for it)

22. Sometimes things need to fall apart so better things can come together

21. Be compassionate 

20. It’s not your job to show others the lessons they need to learn

19. Don’t ever forget your love for books

18. All relationships are hard work but only a few are worth it

17. Enjoy the journey

16. Give back – ALWAYS!

15. Family – Can’t live with them, can’t live without them

14. Even when you don’t have a reason to smile, SMILE

13. You will find your faith

12. Don’t ever lower your expectations for anyone

11. Spend your money on experiences, not things

10. You will always be a work in progress, that is OKAY AND A GOOD THING!

9.  You don’t have to be stuck at a job you don’t like

8. Don’t be afraid to speak up in a room full of people that might not agree with you

7. Arguments can be good for the soul

6.  You are not a product of your environment/childhood

5.  Live your life in a way that inspires others

4. You can be your worst critic, don’t be so hard on yourself Princess!

3. Worrying about things won’t change a damn thing

2. When in doubt, pray

1.  Always choose love

Happy 32nd birthday to me! Yes, I’m a Christmas baby! 

Monthly spotlight: Call me Christine

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My first monthly spotlight is on a really talented lady named Christine.

When I first started my blog, I used my personal selfies and never thought of hiring a professional photographer. When I came across her instagram profile, I knew two things; her pictures were fun and that I lacked the courage to pose for pictures.

Yes, I’m that girl that can post 100 selfies on social media but it was a struggle to put my professional headshot on my business card! After hyping myself up and browsing a couple of local photographers, I knew I loved her style and I had to contact her.

Before our first shoot, I was SO NERVOUS. I had never done this before and all her subjects always look so relaxed and professional. Once I met her, I realized I had nothing to be nervous about, she made me feel comfortable and walked me through the whole process. She even bought me ice cream, how can you be nervous eating ice cream?

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, I highly recommend her! You can check her out on her social media handles:

www.facebook.com/ChristineHanksPhotography

www.instagram.com/callme_christine 

 

Grateful

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What are you grateful for?

We sometimes live life and forget to stop and be thankful for all the blessings in our lives. I have a lot of things to be thankful for this year, my family, my marriage, my health, our companies, our employees and our clients. Even the hardships along the way, I’m thankful for them because they made me and my family stronger.

I’m grateful for the great friends I have met on social media that have impacted me in some way, by sending me encouraging words, by saying my podcast changed them. I’m forever grateful to each and everyone of you.

But most of all, I’m thankful that I’m able to be their mom. They have been my biggest blessing and the reason to always push forward.

 

Yes..there’s a new episode

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Guess what? There’s a new episode on my podcast. Wait, you didn’t know I had a podcast? Well, I do. It’s called Mom, Wife & Boss Life. I would love for you to listen to it and let me know your thoughts, if you love it please write a review. I will truly appreciate it.

So episode 25 is a recap of an event I attended “Tim Storey Live with Sarah Pendrick of Girl Talk Network”. It was motivating and it was great to network with everyone.

Click HERE to listen to my recap and notes from the event.

Monthly Spotlights

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If you follow me on social media, you will know that I’m all for women empowerment and girl power!  I decided once a month to spotlight a female owned business that I have personally used.

It will be short and sweet but I would love to showcase their work and by doing so, I will be doing what I always encourage my podcast listeners to do, to support the women around them.

 

Do you fuel your dream or fuel your fear?

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This “idea” of mine I had been pondering for a few months now but I was a little scared and it also didn’t sound “right”…I decided to let it go. A few weeks ago, I noticed my husband and I were restless with our lives and almost complacent with our lives, and I think the last part was what bothered us. We couldn’t find a common goal and we couldn’t agree on the fact that THIS was IT.  I’ll talk more about it on my podcast but we didn’t have a VISION anymore and we were falling into a routine that we both didn’t like, not even the kids!

So, I suggested my idea to him and he immediately cleaned it up and BAM a new goal for the family, and just like that a new office is opening in a place that is 5 hours away. It’s exciting and a little scary because we know we have a lot to juggle but we also know that we reap what we sow, so we want to keep working our land (in my Tim Storey voice). I never want my husband or I to live a life of “what if” and I’m happy we both agree in that we rather try and say we did it than wonder what could have been.

We had a family meeting and then a company meeting and we are all on board and on the same page! Im hoping the travel time on the road or flight will give me more type to blog!