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Low Self Esteem after Becoming a Mom?

I’ve never met a woman who hasn’t had to deal with low self esteem at some point.

Between all the messages from the media telling us that our skin has to be flawless, our teeth pearly white, our hair voluminous and flowing… it’s easy to feel like we don’t measure up physically. On top of that, we’re expected to be smart, funny, charming, popular, a perfect hostess, a great cook, and physically fit.

And we’re supposed to be all of that after becoming a mom, too.

But there’s absolutely no way those expectations can be met.

Self esteem is ultimately about loving yourself the way you are and telling the media and anyone else with these insane expectations to f*** off.

But that’s not always easy to do and if a woman has low self esteem, becoming a mom will just amplify it times a million.

I know because this topic comes up often in our Young Moms Club private Facebook group.

That’s why I invited a good friend of mine, Regina Bailey, the CEO of Someone Cares and Author of “99 Excuses not to tell the Truth about my Teen Years” to join me in a discussion about some ways that moms (and specifically young moms) can improve their self esteem.

 

Like we said in the interview, we’d love to hear from you if you have any ways to build self esteem or if you’re currently struggling with low self esteem.

Leave a comment so we can chat about it!

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10 Myths about being a Young Mom

Here’s the video of the Live hangout where we talk about 10 myths about being a young mom.

 

We’d love to know if there’s anything you would add to this conversation? Let us know in the comments and be sure to join the clubso that you don’t miss out on any future events like this!

Thanks again so much Roxanne Ford for educating and entertaining us 🙂 Be sure to check out Babymamas.com.au!

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How to Dream Big when you live in a Small World

Do you ever feel like a goldfish, wanting to swim in open water but stuck in a tiny bowl?

It can be really tough when you want to learn how to dream big but people or circumstances are trying to keep you small.

Watch today’s video to find out what you can do right now to start outgrowing your little bowl and make your place out in the great big ocean.

How to Dream Big when you live in a Small World- Video Transcript

 

Do you ever feel like you have really big dreams, like you think big and you just want to grow but you feel like you’re trapped in this small world? If that sounds like you, then keep watching this video.

I’m Danielle Ford, the founder of Young Moms club where young moms go to empower themselves and design their perfect lives.

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And I want to talk to you for a minute about goldfish which is totally random but you’ll figure out in a second why. Goldfish are really special creatures, they’re actually able to grow depending on the size of their environment. But unfortunately sometimes they’re kept in a very small fish bowl and they’re only able to grow so much. But if you allow a common gold fish to swim wherever it wants to, like in open water, it could grow to be a foot long. And that’s really sad, even the little gold fish thats stuck in the little bowl might think it’s happy but it has no idea what kind of potential it has and how big it can be.

And that same concept actually applies to humans. And I’m not talking about your size, I’m talking about your goals, your dreams, the way you think, all of these things will stay small if you stay in a small environment.

Not everybody wants to play big and dream big and think big and that’s ok but if you do, and you think you might be stuck in a fish bowl, then you need to get your ass out in the ocean, pronto.

Now let me just clarify something. Your fish bowl isn’t where you live necessarily. You could live in a tiny apartment, tiny house, wherever and not let that stop you from thinking and dreaming really big.

Your fish bowl could actually be your family. You know its really hard to be a big dreamer and be a big thinker when everyone around you is just very small minded. Your fish bowl could be someone else.

It could be someone else who thinks of you in this way and they’re portraying their thoughts onto you and its really hard to have a belief in yourself when they see you as small.

Your fish bowl could also be a belief system, some people get so into their belief system that they become really small minded and short sighted and they’re kind of unable to get out of that little fish bowl of their belief system and become a bigger fish.

And your fish bowl could actually be you.

If you allow yourself to give into fear, to let negative emotions control your life, then you could be your own worst enemy and you could be the one who is keeping you from being the biggest fish that you can.

So now lets talk about some ways that you can grow bigger.

  • The first one that pops to mind is travel. If you can experience different cultures, see the way people live, see how big the world is, realize that it makes you feel so small when you tale somewhere and you’re away from everything that you know. Now I know that many people don’t have the option to travel and that’s ok, you can still learn about other cultures and all sorts of places. But really just getting out of your house and your neighborhood, just driving to a different city, and just seeing how big things actually are.

 

  • Another way is the internet and a lot of people are on the internet, everyone’s on the internet, but many people get sucked into their little circles on the internet and they’re in silly groups and they’re surfing for things that don’t matter and they’re just reevaluating everything that they know. But you can use the internet to do so many awesome things. You can join groups that are actually beneficial. You can find things to learn. You can connect with people from across the globe. there’s so many things that you can use the internet for and that’s gonna help you see the world differently, think bigger, dream bigger, become bigger.

 

  • Another way that you can start to get bigger is by reading books. There are lots of books that make you think bigger, there’s tons of books that are amazing to just inspire you and get you going. One book in particular that I love, I read it a few years ago is called  “The Think Big Manifesto”
    by Michael Port and that book is fantastic and as soon as you read it, it makes you want to go and do everything. That’s a great book, check it out.

 

  • You can also search out people, no matter how small your city is, search out other people who are desperate to think bigger. Start a group. Start a mastermind group. Start a club. Anything, and just talk to each other and learn from each other. Connect with people like you.

 

  • And the last thing that I can think of right now for you to expand your mind and dream bigger and think bigger is to interact with people from all different walks of life. You know we tend to hang out with people who are just like us, who are the same age as us and the same nationality and the same social status and all this stuff. Hang out with other people. Go try to meet the richest person you can. Go have conversation with the poorest person you can. Make friends with people from other cultures, any culture that you’ve never been friends with, younger people, you probably have kids but teenagers, older kids, they all have different perspective. Older people, people in their 40s, the elderly, all of these people have different perspectives on life, they all have amazing stories, they have ideas, they have insights, and just talking to them, making connections with them is going to make you think bigger and dream bigger.

 

Well, that’s pretty much it for today but I want to know from you, I wanna know, are you a big fish or a little little fish? How big do you wanna get? What kind of fish bowls are holding you back? And what kinds of things are you going to do to start to dream bigger? Let me know in the comments and we will chat about it.

And if you liked this video, then please click like and subscribe and if you’re not yet part of the club then head over to YoungMomsClub.com and enter your name and email, I’m gonna send you a little ebook I wrote and also connect with you one on one. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you next week.

<3 Danielle

P.S. Did you miss last week’s video? Watch it here—>Never get Offended again! (if you remember these 2 things)

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Never get Offended again! (if you remember these 2 things)

Here’s a fact about me: I like, never get offended.

Even if people are mean to me, talk behind my back or say horrible things to my face. I just don’t take offense to it. Even if it’s true.

It wasn’t always like this, though.. I spent most of my childhood, teen years and early twenties being offended when people were mean to me, which was a lot.

But then one day I noticed that I hadn’t been offended in long time, like years. At first I thought that maybe I had just built up a tolerance. But after really thinking about it, it dawned on me that nothing had really changed except my thinking about 2 things in particular.

So if you ever get your feelings hurt about things people say to you or about you, if you take it personally that certain people are trying to hurt your feelings or if you are trying to figure out why people are such rude assholes sometimes, then you’ll want to watch today’s Figure it Out Friday video..

Never get Offended again! (if you remember these 2 things)- Video Transcript

Hey, Whats up, it’s Danielle Ford, the founder of Young Moms Club where young moms go to empower themselves and design their perfect lives.

I’ve encountered a lot, a lot , a lot, a lot.. of offensive women in my life and I also had a really offensive husband, so I am no stranger to being offended.

And it’s probably because of those people, it’s kind of one of those “glass is half full” kinds of things but it’s probably because of them that I don’t really get offended, it takes a lot for me to get offended by something.

I still encounter people who say rude things or who don’t like me (if you can believe that) , it still happens to me but I can’t even remember for the life of me the last time I actually got offend by somebody.

So in today’s video I’m going to tell you the realizations I’ve had that assured that I never get offended by anyone ever again, so keep watching.

There are 2 things that you need to have in place to make sure that you never ever get offended again.

never get offended againNumber one is: You need to accept yourself the way you are. Now you don’t necessarily have to like it, but you have to accept it.

And number two is: You have to fully accept the fact that you don’t have any control over any other people. The absolute only person you have any control over whatsoever is yourself.

And If you fully understand and accept those two things then you’re never going to be offended again and the reason for that is really simple.

When someone says something that is offensive, then their opinion is either one of 2 things. It’s either wrong or its right, right?

So if their opinion is wrong, like if somebody says something that is wrong, well then, who really cares? Like  what if somebody says like “You’re a bad mom”.. If you know that you’re not a bad mom then why do you care what they think? Even if they give an example tof something you did that they think is and like “You picked your kids up late, or you’re too protective, or you’re not protective enough, or you’re this or you’re that”. Even if they’re right about that, maybe, but you know that you’re not a bad mom, then who cares? Why should you care about that? They’re completely wrong. Fuck em.

And that applies to everything, your appearance, your skills, your smarts, whatever. If someones giving you their opinion, it’s negative and they’re wrong, there’s no reason to take offense to it.

Now there is a second element to that can make you offended if you choose to, and its when someone says something offensive and you know you’re wrong like we just talked about- or you know they’re wrong- like we just talked about but then you take offenses to the fact  that they said it. You’re like “well why would you say that! You know how hard I try to work be a good mom. I’m so offended that you said that to me” well that’s where the second part comes in

Because If you fully realize that you don’t have control over other people, you do not need to understand them, you do not need to agree with them whatsoever, then there’s no reason to be offended.

So if like your best friend out of nowhere is like “You’re a shitty mom” instead of being like “oh my god, she thinks I’m a shitty mom” you would be like “hmm well that’s not true”, you know? and then, instead of being like “why would she say that? why is she trying to hurt me?” you know you can be like “well I don’t have control over her and I wonder why she’s doing that did something happen? why is she being a bitch? is she posing, you know, whats going on?” and so you know it’s not personal, you don’t take offense to it. And then you can then choose to go deeper into it, or not, it’s your choice, but there’s no reason to get offended by it because it’s not true and you cant control her.

Now what if someone says something to offend you and they’re right? Well that is where fully accepting yourself  comes in. And I’m not saying that it’s easy, it’s something that everybody struggles with, but you have to do it, you have to really work on fully accepting yourself.

You have to fully accept that you are in the right spot, the way you look, where you are, financially, whatever else is going on, your family, your career, all that stuff, you are right now, where you need to be.

And that doesn’t mean that you need to be 100% happy with it and you can be wanting to change your appearance somehow or wanting to work on your education or grow in your career or change where you live, or whatever, but you have to fully accept and love the way that you are right now, that’s so important, just love yourself, imperfections and all.

So then if someone offends you and they’re right, then you’re just like “Ok tell me something I don’t know.”

And then we’re back to that other topic of like “Why would they say that, to me, you know, why would they want to hurt me and offend me in that way.” and then we go back to the fact that we can’t control other people, we have no control over other people, we have no understanding of why they do the things they do, we don’t need to understand it, and we don’t need to validate  like why they’re such an asshole.

So lets say that maybe you’ve had a baby and maybe you have some weight to lose. And you’re not happy with it and you look at your body and you’re like “Oh man I really wanna lose some weight, maybe I should diet, exercise, yada yada”. But in the mean time, you’re like, “This is my body, I had a child, this is what happens, I love myself,” and just be happy with the way you are.

So now let’s say that you get in a fight with your boyfriend and he knows all your insecurities, he knows what’s going to hurt you, and he knows that you wanna lose some weight, and that you might not be 100% comfortable with your appearance, and so you know, you get in a fight and he’s like “Well you’re fat” cause he’s really trying to hurt you.

But that’s not gonna hurt you or upset you!or offend Because you love yourself the way you are, and even if he is right, you know it doesn’t matter because you’re happy with how you are and you’re right in the exact spot that you need to be. And of course again that crosses over into the like, “Why would he say that” aspect and you have no reason to understand everything he does because that would make you crazy, it’s not your place to know why he’s being a total dick. The reasons behind why he’s being a total dick crosses into relationship advice and that’s just like a whole other video or series of videos.

But that’s all for today. So my point is really just love yourself, be happy with where you are, you don’t have to necessarily love it, you can want to change, there’s a million things that I want to change, you know, like I’m always working on stuff, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not happy with where I am right now.

And if you really get all spiritual and everything and you really believe that everything happens for a reason, then you can’t not believe that you are in the right spot, right now, and just remember not to let anyone offend you, not to let them hurt your feelings, because whether they’re right, wrong or indifferent, you are just you and no one else is.

And as far as like, caring what other people think, my dad said something one time about my ex husband. And I couldn’t understand why he was doing some of the things he was doing and saying and everything and he’s crazy but my dad said “You cannot rationalize with an irrational person”. You can’t. If you are a sane person, then you can’t understand why somebody else is saying thing that don’t make sense or they wanna hurt you or whatever. Because if you could understand them, then you’re just as damn crazy as they are. So be lucky that you can’t.

“You cannot rationalize with an irrational person.” -Click to Tweet this wisdom

 

It’s very hard but work on loving yourself in the meantime and being very happy with where you are right now.

Ok that’s all for today, if you liked this video then please click like, subscribe to the YouTube Channel, share with any friends that need to hear this, and if you’re not part of the club yet, then head over to YoungMomsClub.com, enter your name and email and I will connect with you one on one, I’m gonna send you a free e book, its an easy read with a little work book at the end, called “The 7 Steps to Being a Kick Ass Young Mom” and I will send you videos like this weekly and any other important updates that you need to see. Ok so, thank you so much for watching, and I will see you next week.

<3 Danielle

Did you miss last week’s video?? Watch it here—-> My list of Healthy Foods: 5 things I CANNOT live without

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My List of Healthy Foods- 5 things I CANNOT Live Without

I’ve been fighting the flu a cold, all week. Everyone I know, and their brother, and everyone at the kids’ school has been passing around sickness, so I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised when I woke up with a sore throat. The first day it came on, it was progressing really fast and I was like, “I CANNOT GET SICK!”  So, I sprang into action…healthy flu shot danielle ford

I have a list of healthy foods that I take regularly and I haven’t gotten sick in years. (I’ll walk through each of them in today’s video).

So, I doubled up #1 and #4 and I also went to a favorite local juice spot here in Vegas called “The Juice Standard” every day and got a “flu shot”.

..Look, I’m gonna be honest with you.. I’m no stranger to throwing back some shots, but this was definitely the most hardcore.

That drink, along with my normal sickness-fighting routine, kept me from getting full-blown sick. My symptoms died down after the first day and I spent the rest of the week with a little bit of a weak voice and a mildly sore throat.

I’m considering that a win.

🙂

My List of Healthy Foods- 5 things I CANNOT Live Without – Video Transcription

Hello, happy Friday! I’m Danielle Ford, the founder of Young Moms Club, where young moms go to empower themselves and design their perfect lives.

In this video, I’m going to share with you my list of healthy foods, well the five foods that I cannot live without. Ok so just a disclaimer, I am not a health professional, I am not a health coach but I love studying about health and fitness, all that stuff and me personally, these are the 5 things that are pretty uncommon, that a lot of people don’t really know about but when I learned about them and I started using them, they all seriously changed my life and so I’ll start, I’ll explain each one individually and why I love it OK?

So first on my list of healthy foods that I cannot live without is apple cider vinegar.

benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is terrible, it’s so disgusting, I hate it, like, It’s so disgusting. But I love the effects of it. So, people use it in different ways. I just drink it pretty straight up. You can use it as a salad dressing but I just pour like a tablespoon or a little teaspoon maybe into cold water and dilute it and just chug it with my nose plugged and it’s so terrible. It smells terrible and I dropped a whole bottle one time and it went all over my kitchen and the house smelled horrible for like a week, it’s disgusting. But apple cider vinegar balances out your ph levels and if you can balance out your ph levels then there’s no way to get sick. So its awesome for that. There’s also lots of other ways you can use it. You can use it as a toner for your skin, you can put it in your bath, it smells terrible though so I don’t really do that very often but it gives you.. the biggest perk for me at least is that it gives you instant energy so before I do like a workout session or just like waking up in the morning to kinda get my system going, I drink like some water and some apple cider vinegar. And I probably have it like three times a day if I can remember to. So that is my first health food that I cannot live without.

Now, my second health food that I live by is quinoa.

benefits of qunioa

It’s pronounced keen-wah, not quin-o-uh like I used to call it, it is quinoa and this is basically a grain and it’s gluten free so its not like rice, it’s.. let me think, it’s used by, I think the Incas, you know, hundreds of years ago, whatever, they used to only give quinoa to the biggest, strongest warriors. They would save it. They only had so much and they would save it for the men that were going into battle to give them lots of energy. So in that grain, there’s tons of, actually there’s tons of antioxidants, you know like blueberries and fruits have, which are not usually found in grains like that but there’s a ton of protein, fiber, all sorts of nutrients. Again it fills you up and gives you lots of energy, so I like to cook the whole package and I’ll cook and it’s just a 2:1 ratio so if you have 2 cups of quinoa then you need 4 cups of water, boil it, it’s just like rice, it’s delicious, you can just eat it by itself, sometimes I put some butter in it, crushed red pepper, mix it, sometimes I’ll just store it in my fridge. It’ll last like a few days and then I’ll just cook up some veggies, grill them, whatever. And just like mix it all together and eat the quinoa with it. It’s so good for you and it fills you up and is a good starch without being too heavy. So that’s number 2 on my list, quinoa.

Number 3 on my list is coconut oil.

benefits of coconut oil

I love coconut oil and I actually did an entire video on coconut oil and why its my number one beauty secret, but I’m not really talking about it as a beauty product today, but as a health product. So, I use it to cook with, instead of olive oil, which I still use olive oil sometimes but instead of olive oil, definitely instead of other vegetable oils, I use it to cook with. You can use it as a spread like butter, you can just eat it itself. It’s a really healthy fat, you know, fat is good for you, it’s good for your brain and all this stuff, it’s a really healthy, healthy fat. I use it for myself for oil pulling. And I’ll put it in my mouth and swoosh it around for ten to 20 minutes and it pulls out all the toxins in your mouth, helps your gums, your teeth, everything. And then you spit it out because you don’t want to swallow after you’ve pulled all the toxins. So, if you’re going to eat it, just eat it. If you’re gonna pull, spit it out. I give it to my dog, it’s really good for animals and their hair and skin. It’s good for our hair and skin. It helps from the inside out. So, coconut oil is a huge staple, and if you want to know how to use it as a beauty product, I’ll post that right here. And it’s my favorite beauty product as well.

Now number 4 is kale and I probably shouldn’t show you this kale because it’s gross.

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I bought it like a week ago and I’m gonna throw it out after this but I’ve been gone from my house for a couple days and I’m leaving again in a couple hours for New Year’s Eve, but this is very wilty. Usually its much more crisp and brighter green. But this is kale and I use kale in three different ways, one is I juice it and I did a whole video on juicing and specifically how to get energy from juicing, so I’ll put that right here if you want to watch that but I just with kale. Kale is usually super, super green and the more green a vegetable is the more chlorophyll it has and chlorophyll is what gives plants life and then when you ingest it it gives you life, so it helps regenerate cells, and all that stuff and all that healthy stuff that green vegetables do. It’s full of antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, blah blah blah. Kale is a super, super food so besides juicing it, I’ll make a salad either with just kale or add it into a salad. Do some apple cider vinegar on top, some tomatoes whatever. You can just eat it straight, it’s good and then the third thing that I do, the third thing that I love it to make kale chips. They are bomb.com. So, I might do a video on that separately. Note to self: make a video on kale chips. But basically you just tear the kale leaves into little pieces, wash it first, obviously. Dry them, toss it with some coconut oil, some sea salt, toss it all together and then just bake in the oven and they come out crispy, delicious, like chips but really good for you. So if we’re watching a movie or something like that, I love to eat kale chips and you can store them for a few days. So kale is my fourth health tip.

And my fifth favorite health food is maca.

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Now this is maca powder, it’s a superfood. So maca is a root. I’m pretty sure it’s from the.. oh Peru. It’s from Peru. it’s a Peruvian root and it’s amazing. You only need a little bit. Too much of it can actually have side effects but you only need a tiny bit. A lot of people use it in different ways like sprinkling it on different food, blending it in juices and smoothies, and all that but I’m like, lazy.. so I do it like, twice a day. Once or twice a day, no more than that. But I’ll put it in with almond milk, mix it up, it kind of is a little chunky but I don’t care, I just chug the whole thing. Maca root is really good for stress. It’s really good for mood balancing, any type of depression issues, mood stability, especially when you’re on your period or any type of menopause symptoms, it really helps balance those hormones. Again, full of nutrients, vitamin b, vitamin c, all that stuff, and there’s other things, too. I can’t think of them right now but it’s mostly for energy and for mood stability. So, I love those 5 things.

That is my list of healthy foods, if you have any other questions about those, let me know.

I’ll try to add some links below on the blog to where you can find those, besides the kale, you can find kale like, anywhere. You so if you want to try those out, let me know how they work for you. I do a lot of other weird health type stuff but those are my five staples.

Ok, so that’s all for today. Thank you for watching. If you liked this video then please click Like, and Subscribe on YouTube and if you’re not part of the club, then head over to YoungMomsClub.com, enter your email and I will send you a Free ebook, connect with you one on one and send you more of these videos. Ok, thanks for watching and have a great day. See you next week! <3 Danielle

 

Did you miss last week’s video? Check it out here: 5 Goals in Life that you NEED for the New Year

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Gratitude.. Use it to get more of the Good Stuff!

Get on the Gratitude band wagon!

I’ve just started to prepare for Thanksgiving next week. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I have to cook or host anyone at my house, thank God.. But I do make a mean green bean casserole and me and the kids enjoy making Thanksgiving themed projects to give as gifts to all the houses that we visit.

gratitudeYou never really know what’s gonna go down at my family’s house, though. after everyone’s in a food coma and a little tipsy drunk.

If it’s a good year, we all end up playing Cards Against Humanity and laughing until we’re crying. Have you played CAH? Seriously, so fun. There’s nothing better than watching the grown ups get super embarrassed when they pick up cards like “the clitoris” and “sharing needles”. The best is when they don’t know what a word means. I’ll never forget having to publicly explain to my mom, in detail, with drawings, what the word “taint” is. That’s just something no daughter should EVER have to do.

Thanksgiving definitely has the ability to turn real bad, real fast, though. For instance, if you bring home a boy that your mother doesn’t approve of. Just ask my sister, she’ll never get over that Thanksgiving.

But family drama aside, I just LOVE Thanksgiving because everybody and their brother jumps on the Gratitude band wagon. All of a sudden, in the same week, everyone is grateful and happy.

But it’s no coincidence that the happiness soon follows the gratitude, there’s a big reason for it and THAT is exactly what I’m talking about in today’s video.

So check it out and tell me what ya think!

 

Also, I want to know what YOUR family does for Thanksgiving.. Are they as crazy as mine? Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity? If not, you NEED it!

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

 

With gratitude, <3 Danielle

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The Morning Routine of THIS Woman Leader

I consider myself a woman leader, so when I saw Forbes’ article about 12 Woman Leaders’ morning routines, it intrigued me.

…(Still waiting on that email, Forbes!)

 

Here are some examples included in the article, of what woman leaders do to start their day:

“4:45 am Wake up and have a bowl of quinoa cereal. I do an hour or so of 3rd or 4th series ashtanga yoga.”

-Wait a minute– there’s a 4:45 AM?! I only know of 4:45 PM and then 4:45 really, really late at night.

 

“6:00 am My little ladies wake up and I make their breakfast—green milk (almond milk with coconut water, banana and steamed baby spinach)”

-WTF is “green milk’? oh..

 

“7:15 am Wake the kids and give/get lots of kisses.”

-Are my kids the only ones with terrible morning breath?

You can read the full article at Forbes.com but since my letter from Forbes apparently got lost in the mail, I decided to post my routine right here…

 

6:45 am Alarm goes off. I wonder to myself why the f*** I’m awake before 7, why the kids’ school can’t start at 9 like everyone else’s, and then fall back asleep because I have a 2nd alarm already set for 6:55 am.

 

6:55 am Second alarm goes off. I remove my sleep mask and pull my dog in close. I hold her in the fetal position while telling her how much I love her and improvising parodies of pop songs, switching the lyrics for her name. Today’s was “I’m bringing Rosie backkkk.. Them other puppies don’t know how to actttt..”

 

7:00 am Carry dog into 1st sleeping child’s bedroom and throw dog on sleeping child while pointing and shouting “Rosie attack!” Dog proceeds to jump, lick and nibble at sleeping child’s face while I engage in “comforter tug-of-war” with sleeping child.

 

7:05 am Repeat this process with sleeping child #2.

 

7:10 Look at makeup bag. Consider putting makeup on. Laugh. Look at curling iron. Consider curling hair. Laugh. But hair in messy bun. Get dressed into my workout clothes, knowing that wearing my workout clothes the entire day is the only way I’ll actually make it to a workout around noon.

 

7:15-7:30 Shout things at children upstairs like, “Get dressed! Teeth brushed! Leave your sister alone!” from downstairs while I sit on my couch checking Facebook and email and texting my boyfriend in detail about the vivid dreams I had where he died. Then I tell him that he better not actually die, or I’ll kill him.

 

7:30 Start to leave the house and remember that kids need to eat, so I make them something like cereal or peanut butter and jelly toast and tell them to eat it quicker than they’ve ever eaten anything in their life.

 

7:40 We actually leave the house.

 

7:45 Drop the kids off at school.

 

7:50 Back at home. Play with dog. Gather everything I will need that day.. computer, notebooks, headphones, etc.

 

8:00 Head off to my coffee shop of choice for the day and proceed to ignore all people and work on my tasks.

So there is my woman leader morning routine. I know, it’s pretty impressive. Forbes, if you need to know my nightly routine, as well, I can make that happen…

 

dealing with emotions

Dealing with Negative Emotions: Proof that Anger, Sadness, Jealousy & Fear aren’t Bad..

Do you have a hard time dealing with negative emotions?

Do people ever tell you that you’re too emotional?

Do you feel like you need to hide your anger, sadness, jealousy, fear, etc?

dealing with negaive emotionsWell, today’s video explains why those emotions are actually GOOD and why you should not be ashamed of them.

 

Side note: I am a pretty emotional person. I feel things really strongly and when I was younger, before I got good at dealing with negative emotions, there would always be chaos.

Thankfully, I grew up a little and realized that my negative emotions, weren’t “Bad”.  They weren’t something to hide, having them didn’t mean that something was wrong with me. They were basically just sensors in my brain, telling me when something was wrong, much like when your car makes a funny noise.

 

I’ll explain the whole “car analogy” in the video…

 

 

Now before you go, let me know if this helped…

Are you dealing with negative emotions right now?? What do you think they mean?

Let’s chat about it in the comments.  <3 Danielle

magical-harry-potter

You’re Magical (just like Harry Potter!)

Here’s a not-so-secret secret… I am a huge Harry Potter nerd.

magical harry potter pic(People make fun of me all the time.. whatever. I don’t care.)

That’s why I got super excited when I realized that Halloween fell on a Friday and I was able to relate a topic to it that allowed me to wear my Harry Potter costume.

Score!

So in today’s video, I’m going to tell you something that me, you and everyone else in the world has in common with Harry Potter.

(as silly as it sounds, this is one of the most important topics we’ve ever covered so make sure to watch)

 

So to recap: Your magic power is: Intuition.

..Those times when you just know that something is right or wrong..

..When you can tell someone is either lying or telling the truth..

..When you instantly jump when you see a spider..

That’s your intuition, love.

There are many times when I didn’t follow my intuition and I lived to regret it. Don’t let the same happen to you.

 

Have an amazing Friday and a Happy Halloween with your family!  <3 Danielle

P.S. If you’re as interested in intuition as I am, you’ll want to check out the book “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell. It dives way deeper into exactly how the brain works and has lots of fascinating case studies. Here’s the book–> Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

 

make people like you

Make People like You with 1 Simple Trick!

Wanna know the 1 thing you can do to make people like you instantly??

danielle ford malchi dog It has nothing to do with what you look like, what you wear, who people think you are.. or any of that nonsense.

It’s actually really super easy and it’s just that not a lot of people do it.

You know when you meet a person and you just know right away whether you like them or not? You probably don’t actually realize what it is they’re doing that makes you want to get to know them better and be their friend.

In today’s video, I’ll tell you the one simple trick you can do to be that person that people instantly like.

After you watch be sure to participate in the challenge I give you at the end and report back!

 


Ready.. set… Make people like you! 🙂

<3 Danielle