The ugly secret of working moms

Hubby shared an article with me the other day titled “The ugly secret of working moms” that I loved because it is the TRUTH. I’ll copy/paste a quote from it that I think sums it up well:

“We’re expected to do our jobs as if we don’t have children — and then raise our children as if we don’t have jobs,” she said. “If you think about the model of the ideal mother, it’s the person who sacrifices everything for her child. The ideal worker is someone who can drop everything and go on a business trip at a moment’s notice, and who can stay late — not leave at 5 o’clock to pick up kids. So if you’re trying to be both, then you are faking it.”

I can relate to this SO MUCH and I’m sure other moms can too.


Why I love my IWP planner & suggestions on how to use it


{This is a 2-in-1 post – why I love my Inkwell Press planner and suggestions on how to use the various pages that I’ve gathered from IWP and other planner girls. This isn’t a sponsored post so I’m not getting paid for this – I just love sharing things I’m passionate about. If you’re interested in buying from IWP after reading this, feel free to use this link which will give you $10 off and me rewards points to get even more goodies – win/win! ?}

This is my first time buying/using an IWP planner, and if you follow me on social media and can’t already tell, I’m obsessed with it and the rest of their products. Not only are they BEAUTIFUL, but they’re also functional, great quality, and I love that I’m supporting a small business along with the mission they stand for – to create beautiful organizational products to help women like me feel empowered, prepared, and successful. After the 2016 I had, I knew I needed to become truly organized in all aspects of life, and this planner was going to help me do just that.

Ok so let’s dig into the planner!


I don’t know how to relax anymore

bathroom selfie

#iwokeuplikethis. Technically I had already been awake for like 4 hours, but this was when I finally dragged my ass out of bed and brushed my teeth/washed my face. I was expecting to look in the mirror and see that my curls were a hot mess because I don’t take care of my hair like I should before going to sleep to make them last longer, but surprisingly they still looked good so I had to take a #selfie. I used the “rise” IG filter which I thought was appropriate and love how it accentuates my dark undereye circles #momlife.

What does that have to do with not knowing how to relax? Nothing lol ? but I’ll get into that now.


At a crossroads of sorts


I was scrolling through my IG feed last week when I saw my friend/fellow entrepreneur Vicky’s IG pic about wanting to take a local adventure. I have a ton of vacation days I need to take and hadn’t seen her in a while, so I told her we should do a local adventure as long as it was a 9-5 one {thanks to my mommy duties}. She suggested Hoboken, which I was totally down for since I hadn’t been there in a while, so it was a date!