Goal of the Week: Week 3 – Walk with Your Head Up

Welcome to week three of our Sunday Goal of the Week series. If this is your first week visiting, here are the deets. Each week I will throw out a goals that will range from organizing things in our environments and braving new experiences to connecting with or helping others around us. They'll be simple, but they'll hopefully add a little something extra to our weeks. If you'd like a reminder to check the week's goal, make sure you're following Mama's Got Flair on Facebook and I'll post the link as soon as it's live on Sunday. To make sure you're seeing my status updates in your newsfeed, … [Read more...]

Hey, mom! I can read! #31DayMarch

I've read more books in the last four months than I have in my entire adult life. Sad, but true. When I was younger everything seemed so fast pace. We were always doing something and I didn't appreciate the relaxing breather that came with indulging in a great story. Then as the cherubs joined the family, time and peace were always in short supply. If there was a chance to sit still for an hour without having a baby on my lap, chances are sleep was a more appealing alternative to reading a couple chapters of a book that I'd probably never finish. Now, however, the boys are becoming more … [Read more...]

Some beliefs suck. New year, new attitude.

All my life I've believed everything people have told me about my weight, my abilities and my future. I'd always be fat and I'd never finish anything. People I trusted told me these things and I let them get into my head as truth. I accepted the easy way and let those false truths become my reality. But something changed last year. I started making a conscious effort to break out of the mold. I tried new things. I started exercising. I even gave up smoking. Most importantly, I found out I can do more than I believed possible. It took some real victories to realize that other people, even … [Read more...]

Pink Hair? I think so!

You may remember back in March I posed the question: Am I too old for some hair flair? I was nervous that people in my little Midwestern town might frown on something as out of the norm as a 30-something mom of three sporting pink tresses. After hearing some positive feedback from you lovely ladies, as well as friends and family on ye old Facebook, I decided I'd go for it. But, as usual, life happened, and every time I'd plan to take the leap something new would pop up and I'd have no choice but to postpone. I was starting to think the universe was playing tricks on me--at my mother's … [Read more...]

Life Goop and the MIA Mama

You may have noticed that I've been really scarce around the interwebs over the last few weeks. It's not that I don't love you all, because I totally do. I've just been sorting through some life goop and trying to prioritize...well...everything. There have been a few goopy things changing my routine lately, and I'm not always the quickest to adjust. (I'm stubborn...even with myself.) First, my husband and I have both been working from home the last couple years, and as of today, that chapter is closed. The old man went back to work. I'm not going to lie, I'm struggling with it a bit. I … [Read more...]

Fresh Start on Health and Happiness

Last year was a strong one for me. I found my love for blogging and was getting my life together by getting healthy. I was feeling great and my low self-esteem was slowly vanishing. Everything felt like it was falling into place. My relationship with Jessi, which was already a great one, was growing stronger because we were supporting one another. I felt good about myself and, in turn, felt closer to my husband. My children were eating healthy and getting out more. Then things took a turn... I've been off the health wagon for more than nine months. The weight that too me a year to … [Read more...]