My Best Christmas Gift

I remember as a younger woman I would secretly wish for the promise ring from my boyfriend or the super cute pair of shoes from my parents. Now as a mother..I get so much joy from a few scribbles on a peice of paper and a little voice that says "for you momma"

It's the thought that counts.


My 2016 Mantra

This is going to be my mantra for 2016. I give give and give to the point where I literally forget about myself. Then eventually I get to the point of exhaustion. In 2016 I want to be able fill my own cup so that I have something to pour out to my kids, family and friends. I want to get rid of the guilt I feel when I try to do something for myself ..because somehow in my mommy mind when I am doing something for me I feel like I am taking time away from my kids. 

Anyone else feel like that?

2016 is going to be the year that I fill my cup.