Friday October 17, 2014

Finding Happiness

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Karen for kandj

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Little ones are bathed, with their hair combed, teeth brushed and flossed. The room is checked for monsters, family prayers are said, and the third round of “last” hugs and kisses have just been given. It’s now 9:30pm and I’m tempted to go to bed after being on my feet most of the day. But, as nice as sleep will be, I’m not quite ready for it yet.

As moms, we often get into the “mom routine” and end up doing the same things over and over. It’s really easy to fall into the habit of not taking care of yourself. My most important role is to be a mother, but being the best mother possible, means being the best (Karen) I can be, so I am at the top of my  “mom” game for my children.

For me, night time is the best (and often only) time I get to unwind and work on my own projects and goals. It has taken time for me to realize that it’s okay to take time to feel recharged. For some people it’s going to the gym, or reading a book, or relaxing to their favorite tv show. But for me, it’s finding time to write, and to be creative. It’s spending time with my best friend (Jessica) and sharing our lives, with its ups and downs, with you.

So what is it that inspires you? What makes you a happier, stronger woman each day?

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 Top: Express (On Sale!), similar here + here   |   Vest, similar here + here   |   Jeans: Gap   |   Bag, similar  |   Shoes: Sole Society

XO,

Karen

Comments (1)  
  1. Jen Halverson says:

    Love, love, LOVE this post!!! Your night routine seriously sounds identical to mine! It took me years to figure out what I wanted to do for ME after my kids were all taken care of. For me it was painting and even though I love painting it also was so therapeutic in the times I needed it most. Anyway, I love your blog!!!:-)

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