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10 Ways for Single Moms to have a Fun and Healthy dating life

I was in a relationship and married for 7 years. Though I got two beautiful sons out of it, the relationship was not healthy or happy for me.
From the time I was 19 till I was 26 I hadn’t dated… So this whole new dating life is like a roller coaster that freaks the hell out of me.

I recently had my first experience of dating. To say the least, we are obviously not together any longer. But I did learn a lot…

I learned that I always wear my heart on my sleeve and go to the moon and back for people I love. I’ve learned to slow the F— down and not to just jump in head first. I just felt that I wasn’t being true to myself if I wasn’t completely emerged into the person. Damn.
I was so confused. For me the hardest part is letting go. Mainly because I learned to cope in a bad relationship and just deal with all the negative stuff and work through it. It’s hard because its just like losing a friend.
I value all the people in my life and all my experiences. But I know that there just comes a point that if the other person isn’t willing to go the extra mile then I just have to move on.
I know I gave my all, which in my part is more painful…I was genuine and real. There are just so many rules and bullshit when it comes to dating.
I imagine that with the right person it won’t be this way. But the book “He’s just not that into you” was an absolute must read! It might sound silly but it gave me a whole new point of view. I’m just a fool to fall in love, That’s my curse: I love romance and love and relationships.

The best quote that can sum up my experience is..

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Click to tweet, if you love this quote, too)

I know this might seem a little harsh.. I use this only because there are so many men out there who will sweet talk your panties right off! Who will use you for whatever they want!
Just because you talk to someone for 6 months does NOT mean you know them. You just know what they want you to know.

You have to really spend time with a person before you start to see who they really are. That is why I stress on telling you to wait to introduce your kids to anyone too early. Building trust takes time and patience. And any man who is willing to rise up and help build that foundation is worth knowing. I’d say 85% of the men you are going to meet are all just “talkers”.

dating tips for single moms“Of course I want to be with you, I love you, I’m a good man,” Psssh! I’ve heard it ALL! Be choosey! Keep your standards high.

Don’t be fooled by the wolf bearing sheep’s clothing! Meaning, just because this guy has SOME of the qualities your looking for, DOES NOT mean he’s the right guy.
If even for a second you feel unsure, then its not right. “When in doubt, don’t”. This is your opportunity to really discover who you are and what you really want from life and a partner. Get down to the nitty-gritty. Make a list, keep a journal.

Just have fun and relax. The right guy will pop up when you are not even looking.

As a single mommy I want for us all to fall in love… with the right person, NOT just Mr. right now.

We can still have fun along the journey to the right guy, but just not with assholes!

You can always email me if you are feeling confused or are questioning yourself about the person you are dating. Trust me. I will tell you he’s an asshole. Just be prepared for the answer!

Here are 10 ways to ensure a Fun- and Healthy- dating life

1. Know your worth. I know what I deserve and how I should be treated.

2. NEVER settle. Not even a little bit. Stay true to what you really want in a partner. BE STRONG.

3. If it feels wrong, then IT IS! Don’t waste time on anyone that feels fake.

4. It’s OKAY to get hurt. As long as you know in your heart you were real then you win the good karma!

5. Go slow…WAIT to introduce your kids to someone for at least 6 months or MORE!

6. Make sure he is a GENTLEMAN! If he’s not paying for dinner or drinks, how could he ever support you or your kids?

7. Stay focused on your life and your kids! The right person will blend easy and you will stay on track!

8. “You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake. It’s a choice.” This quote means to me that if the guy is screwing up and making bad decisions, then you need to let him go. Don’t give him another chance to hurt you. You are worth more than that.

9. Birth control…

10. ENJOY yourself! If you’re dating someone who makes you feel insecure with yourself or him, then screw him! There are so many other guys who will make you feel happy and secure!

About the Author: Michelle King is a single mommy of two living in Las Vegas. She works from home freelance writing and sharpening her day trading skills. She’s committed to fitness and devoted to her children. Life is big to her and she lives life to the fullest. For more info on Michelle click here.

10 Ways for Single Moms to have a Fun and Healthy dating life

Breast Feeding vs Formula and Everything in Between!

It’s the first decision you will make as a parent. Breast feeding vs Formula.. what’s the best choice for me?

For some parents, its a no-brainer kind of decision.

For others there is a lot of thought that needs to go into that decision.

Here are 3 questions parents should ask before they choose which is right for them.

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1) What is better?
2) What is easier?
3) What is cheaper?

The answers to these questions are different in every situation.

What may be better for you may not be better for another family. That goes for the rest of the questions. Every family is different. They have a different income, they may do well with something where as someone else doesn’t.

 

I am going to answer these questions as it were my situation.
1) Breast is best. It is likely the healthier choice and it gives your new baby a lot of antibodies to fight off infections they are vulnerable to in their early life.
2) For me, breastfeeding is a lot easier than formula feeding. I do not have to get up in the middle of the night to make a bottle. I do not have to worry about sterilizing bottles. I do not have to worry about bringing formula with me everywhere I go, because I have what my baby needs with me at all times. At the right temperature and always clean.
3) Breastfeeding is over a thousand dollars cheaper than formula feeding. I figured this out when my first son was born. He breastfed for 7 weeks until my supply stopped. We switched to formula and spent over $1200 dollars in the first year alone on formula and that was the generic brand. The only things you have to worry about buying while breastfeeding are bottles (if you decide to pump), a pump, supplies for the pump and maybe a cover, if you decide to use one.

Not only is breast milk the best choice, health-wise for your baby, but it also has beneficial outcomes for the mom.

Here are 3 more reasons why Breast Feeding is the clear winner in the Breast Feeding vs Formula debate

4) When a mother breastfeeds, the body releases bursts of oxytocin, and that release causes the uterus to contract protecting the mom from postpartum hemorrhage.

5) Milk production also helps burn 200-500 calories a day, so some mothers may find they get their pre-pregnancy body back quicker.

6) One British study has shown that for each child carried, the risk of developing breast cancer by the age of 70 was reduced by 7 percent. For every year a woman breastfed, the risk of breast cancer fell by an additional 4.3 percent.

There are many pros and cons that come with everything, even breastfeeding. It’s up to you to figure out which is best for you. Sometimes the cons can outweigh the pros for someone, and vise-versa. No one can tell you what is best for you. Only you can decide what you want and what is best for you and your baby.

I decided that breastfeeding is best for my family. It leaves us with a lot more money in our pockets and my son and I are very happy with the choice.

So if you want to save over a thousand dollars then breastfeeding is the way to go.

Tell me below what was the best choice for your family, how you made that decision and if you’re happy with it!

About the Author

Kaitlan Lavoie is a 20 year old young mom to two little boys, Kade(3years) and Spencer(1year). She has been with her husband Ryan since August of 2008 and couldn’t be happier.

She loves to spend time with her friends and family doing things around the community which include going to family expos, the local museum, consignment sales and to the park with her kids. She is a breastfeeding advocate and is still breastfeeding her 13 month old son Spencer and wishes to do so until he is at least 2 years old.

Read more about Kaitlan and get updates about her posts here.

Breast Feeding vs Formula and Everything in Between!

5 Tips to make Losing Weight after Giving Birth Super Easy

So, you want your pre-baby body back and to fit into your clothes again but you’re having trouble losing weight after giving birth?

I know the feeling.

When you have a new baby you feel as though you can only spend quality time on them.

There just isn’t enough time in the day,” I have heard myself say so many times. Especially when you feel so tired, you feel as though you will never slim back down. We, as women know how it can make you feel so stuck and unable to improve your image. It’s no fun being in that place of dissatisfaction in ourselves. You may be having a hard time knowing who this person is that you are looking at in the mirror.

losing weight after giving birthDon’t make the mistake that most of us make, consider yourself  “too mommy” to be physically fit. Never give up on improving because mothers can be hot too!

And successful..

..and just as totally awesome as anyone else.

We women are diverse. This may be hard to believe right now, because of your dirty hair, spit up stained lounge wear and no makeup, but you can be glamourous! This is all about your mindset and seeing yourself how you want to be. The can do, positive attitude is what will make your goals a reality.

Taking care of a new baby is one of the most rewarding, but challenging, life-changing experiences that you will ever face.  At the beginning, you should take your time and connect with your newborn. Exercising with your newborn can help with postpartum depression. Be sure to wait at least six weeks after delivery and talk to your doctor before beginning your workout regimen.

There is a way to reshape your figure. With a few small steps each day, you can slowly regain your body strength and fitness. You can do it! If you have the desire, I will show you why it’s not so hard losing weight after giving birth. We will take it one step at a time. Now is the time to focus on your plan of action.

Your well-being is just as important as your baby’s. I know it seems as though there is absolutely no time for you, but you will start losing waist inches with these tips for losing weight after giving birth.

Make sure you know your “Why” for getting healthy. That’s what you should focus on. These reasons could include: having more energy, being more calm, a good example for your children and getting the confidence you deserve.

Hang this “Why” on a wall or somewhere you will see it everyday!

The 5 tips to losing weight after giving birth are….

1. Take 15 minutes for yourself each day, preferably in the morning, to stretch and relax, yoga is a way to do just that.
Tip: Try green tea to soothe and use an obtainable goal and plan to get fit slowly.
2. Drink lots of water

Tip: about 8(8oz.)  glasses or more a day

3. Eat healthy meals throughout the day as well as snacks.

Tip: stock your fridge with easy to grab items, Nutrition goes a long way.Cut out sugar and processed foods. This is anything packaged and soda drinks. Try fruit instead of sweets. Eat veggies with low-fat dressing instead of chips.

4. Get moving! Take baby for a walk, climb stairs, do 10-15 minute workouts at a time, because with your new baby that’s all you will have time for. It will work and you can gradually add more.

Tip: use household items to do your own workouts at home.

5. Get enough sleep!

Tip: you may need help to make this happen. Ask a friend or loved one to watch your baby so you can get rest. Hopefully, the child can be put on some sort of schedule. Try sleeping when baby is.

Stick to your plan, write a schedule, pin notes and don’t give up!

I have personally had to schedule my phone to tell me to wake up and do my workout! If you have to change your schedule to fit the kids, that’s ok. Just make sure you follow this through and get help with the baby. In fact, you can include your little one and she/he will be grateful that you did because you will be a happy, fit, more serene mom!

Baby benefits from exercise time, too.

Imagine the bond baby is developing with mom through interaction,” Maltbie says in this BabyZone article. “You are building confidence, self-awareness, human connection, love. Babies need these intimate interactions to adjust, to develop and grow. Also, the activities are exercise for Baby too, so he/she is developing cognitive and physical abilities.Click to Tweet this wisdom out!

Also, don’t forget that breastfeeding can also help you get back in shape!  Don’t go on a reduced calorie diet, this will hurt the nutrients in your supply.

Be sure to tell yourself everyday that you will achieve your goals. Surround yourself with positive people and recite daily affirmations.

You are a work in progress, but love yourself along the way. Treat yourself when possible, like mani/pedi or shopping. Just remember that weight loss doesn’t take tons of money or lots of skill, just commitment and it takes time. Be confident in yourself and love your body! Confidence is sexy and you will get addicted to improving that sexiness. Soon, this will all be habit and you will have formed long-lasting lifestyle changes.

Start today by writing your schedule and lists. To find out more details how to make your goals a reality, follow this series and fill in your email address to get updated when new material is added.

I hope this article about losing weight after giving birth was beneficial to you and would like for you to share what struggles you faced, in the comments below.

Share with your friends who can relate!

Coming soon: Part 2: Taking mom fitness to the next level.

About the Author: Lacricia Sanders is a 27 years old young mom of Jaylynn (12), Leah (7) and Lilyanna (4). She has been happily married to Jason for 12 ½ years. She loves to be with her family, help with local charity events, and enjoying social interaction.

She is a budding entrepreneur with health, fitness and anything else that catches her fancy. When she isn’t enjoying time with her family, she can be found working out, shopping, singing or helping people with fitness.

Read more about Lacricia and get more health and fitness tips here.

5 Tips to make Losing Weight after Giving Birth Super Easy

10 Best Books for Parenting- 7 Mom Bloggers share their Favorites

Never-ending crying all night long.

Saying “No!” to every request you give.

Embarrassing temper tantrums in the grocery store.

Throwing “yucky” food across a restaurant.

Biting your friends’ kids on play dates.

If you have a toddler or school aged child, I know you’ve experienced a few of the above situations. If you’re pregnant or have a newborn, you’re in for quite a treat.  🙂

These are the times when you question whether that miniature person following you around, who resembles you an awful lot, is really your child- Or if it’s actually the Devil himself, disguised as your mini-me.

What’s the secret to stop your devil child from emerging? Being prepared!

Having a small library of books for parenting is sooo important! There are so many unforeseeable situations that happen with children and having a go to book handy on the subject can be a life saver.

 

I asked these 7 mom bloggers what their favorite books for parenting are and I got some great responses. I already placed an order myself 🙂

 

kathy hajduk stowellHere are a few: “The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two”, “You Are Your Child’s First Teacher” by Rahima Baldwin has a nice introduction to some of the basic principles of Waldorf education and the importance of guarding a young child’s senses.
 “Toymaking With Children shows simple toys to make instead of buying value empty plastic junk.
 “Simplicity Parenting” by Kim John Payne is more than a parenting book, it’s a lifestyle book! It changed my life so much I got certified to teach workshops on it and am now offering them online at www.blissbeyondnaptime.com  -Kathy Hajduk Stowell

 

natanya lara helak“The one that comes to mind right now that I’d recommend is “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.It’s an awesome, totally readable book that gives practical advice on how to handle stressful situations with your child. The book is based on brain research, and the strategies support a child’s healthy emotional growth while helping parents understand why their kids act the way they do. Highly recommended!” -Natanya Lara Helak of www.growtogetherparenting.com.

 

 

If you are wondering if there’s another mom in the world who feels like you do right now; if you want to find out how other moms are coping with their relationships, expectations, bodies, sex lives and more; if you want support in early motherhood; then reach out for the award-winning book, “Purple Leaves, Red Cherries: A Gift for Mothers with Short Stories, Journal & Toolkit. “A must read for new mothers.” – SheKnows More on the book at http://purpleleavesredcherries.com

 

dawn kenroy gibson“CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby” by Carrie Contey. This is a simple, yet powerful little book of step-by-step instructions on how to calm your baby. I highly recommend this for those of you with newborns and up. I used this book with my own babies and continue to teach my clients about the importance of self-regulation and the impact you have on your baby’s nervous system. This book is super easy and quick to read and even easier to implement. -Dawn Kenroy Gibson of www.mindfulmotheringaustin.com

 

 

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“The Fussy Baby How to Bring Out the Best in Your High-Need Child” was a life-safer when I had my second baby! Even though I already had a child I was in no way prepared for what happened. This book did not change what I had to deal with but it changed my mind and how I felt about the situation. I felt so empowered by this book and for the first time in my life started to listen to my instincts and trust them. It honestly changed my life and how I think about parenting!
-Ursula Markgraf of www.ursulamarkgraf.com

 

 

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“Buddhism for Mothers” by Sarah Napthali is a great book to help you get through those days of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. I go back to it time and time again when I’m feeling a little frazzled. -Vari X of http://www.buttercupink.com

 

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“How To Raise An Amazing Child” by Time Seldom is a good intro to Montessori in the home. As a Montessori mom, I would also recommend Maria Montessori’s books. -Jo Ebisujima of www.myorganizedchaos.com

 

Have you read any of the above? Do you agree that these are the best books for parenting?

Leave a comment with reviews of what YOU think are the best books for parenting below!

10 Best Books for Parenting- 7 Mom Bloggers share their Favorites

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5 Steps to Get Your Mom to Stop making Decisions for your Child

A few weeks ago, my mother had the kids at her house while I had a “Staycation” in Las Vegas with my boyfriend. We spent the weekend hanging by the pool, going to great dinners, playing poker.. (I fricken love those weekends!) By Sunday night, I was in total relaxation mode.. but then I got the call.

“Hi Mommy! Guess what? Grandma put purple streaks in my hair!” -Angelina Ford, age 8.

My mood went from “totally chilled” to “positively pissed” in about 0.5 seconds. get your mom to stop making decisions for your child

“Why the f*ck would my mom do that?” “Who the hell does she think she is?” “I don’t care if she’s her grandmother, she has no right to dye my kid’s hair!” “That’s it, I’m gonna cuss her out…” -These are a few of the thoughts that jumped right in my head.

Luckily, because of years of practicing how to react when I get angry (It’s been a long road), I was able to refrain from calling her back immediately and giving her a piece of my mind. Instead, I decided to think about it for a little while and think through what I would say to express my feelings about the incident and also make it clear that I didn’t want another similar situation coming up again.

I had the conversation, my mom understood and luckily purple is a color that fades out pretty quickly, so it’s all good now.

I shared this story because a lot of girls have written to me that a big issue for them is their mom trying to raise their kid. It’s even worse when you live at your mom’s house and she’s helping you out financially.

How are you supposed to tell your mom that you don’t approve of something when she’s helping to support you and you’d be lost without her?

Here are 5 things to remember when you want to tell your mom off:

1) JUST ZIP IT!

I know how hard this one is. When you’re so pissed about something that you can literally feel yourself getting hot and start to shake, there is no way that anything helpful is going to come out of your mouth.. so just shut it. Put your hands over it, walk out of the room; whatever you have to do to NOT say exactly what’s on your mind in that moment.

Even if you know you’re right about the issue and you want them to know that you’re pissed, sometimes not saying anything gets the point across better than yelling. When you yell at somebody, you give away your power. You especially don’t want to do that in this situation where your argument is about power to begin with. Criminals have said that they love getting cops to yell at them because then they know that they have the power.. it’s weird, but it’s true. So just zip those lips and throw away the key.. for at least a few minutes.

2) WEAR YOUR MOM’S SHOES

Not literally of course, unless you happen to wear the same size and she has a decent fashion sense.. but stop to think about her side of things for a minute and ask yourself a few questions..

Does she know that what she’s doing bothers you? Have you actually talked to her about it? You can’t just assume she knows what’s in your head. What a great world we would live in if everyone just knew what our expectations were and then followed through.

Are her intentions good or bad? Is she deliberately trying to piss you off or show you who’s in charge? Or is she maybe just not putting herself in your shoes and hasn’t thought about how you would feel about it? More often than not, she just hasn’t these steps to see your view point.

3) DECIDE IF SHE’S HARMING YOUR CHILD OR YOUR EGO

Is she making bad decisions for your kid that are definitely wrong like driving without a car seat (or dying her hair)? Or is she making decisions that are just not her place to make like deciding on a theme for a nursery or birthday party?

It’s OK to be mad at your mom for either, you just first need to be clear on if this is a genuine safety or health issue or if your mom is just crossing her boundaries.

4) CREATE A SCRIPT

When it comes to explaining your frustrations with someone, less is more. People have short attention spans (even your mom) so giving a 15 minutes speech or writing a novel telling her all of the issues you have will actually be a lot less effective than a short paragraph that is concise and well written.

Here is a sample speech to use:

“Mom, I want you to know I’m trying to be the best mom that I can right now. But it’s very hard for me to do that when I feel like I’m not in control of (insert child’s name). I know you have the best interest at heart but when you take it upon yourself to make a decision like (insert decision here) then that’s 1 less decision I get to make and those kind of decisions are part of being a mom. I understand you’re trying to help and I totally appreciate all that you do for me but can you please, from now on, run things like that by me first?”

5) HUG IT OUT

You’d be nowhere without your mom and even though she’s a pain in the ass sometimes, you gotta make sure she knows how much you appreciate her.

Now you tell me! What kinds of things does your mom decide to take it upon herself to do? How do you usually handle these kind of situations?

Leave your story in the comments below…

5 Steps to Get Your Mom to Stop making Decisions for your Child

How to Work out your Ass from Home- 4 Exercises to get it High and Tight like the Models

Do you want to learn how to work out your Ass and get a High and Tight Rear End like a Super Model?

Yeah, well so do I!

Being a young, single mommy of two, I know the struggle to find time each day to exercise. Let me just say that I have tried every possible DVD exercise program, cream, wrap, anything under the sun – I have done it. So I can honestly give you my unbiased opinion about what has really worked for me.

Every mom needs a realistic goal and quick exercise plan. And also, I know you don’t want to hear it, but you do need to eat healthy.

I’m not talking twigs and berries, but everyone can always improve their diet. Your saggy ass will not rise if all you are eating is sugar and fried foods. Trust me. I’ve tried.

So for this “How to Work out your Ass & Shape up that Butt” gig we have, lets start out with the preparation:

First, lets measure each thigh and around the widest part of your butt. This way we will know of you are making any progress or not. Write them down and put them away.

Next, lets just say 14 days we change our diet. Just something simple like:

Breakfast: 5 egg whites and wheat toast.
Snack: Sliced apple’s and cottage cheese.
Lunch: Grilled chicken with a veggie
Snack: Almonds or any nut with a fruit
Dinner: Fish or white meat and a veggie
Snack: Protein shake mixed with water, try blending it with ice so it feels like a treat.

This might seem like a lot when you have kids running around and feel like you can’t get anything done. So the key is preparation.

If you know you wont have enough time in the morning to get up and cook eggs, boil them the night before and eat them for a meal. And I know everyone would love to have grilled chicken for lunch, but realisticly, no mom on the planet has time to sit around and grill chicken everyday!

So again, prep. At the grocery store there are frozen chicken breast’s ready to cook. Pop those suckers in the oven for a few minuets seasoned lightly, and you have lunch and dinner all week. There are even some good frozen fish that take only minuets to cook. It’s all about what works for you.

Boiling your veggies is also a quick easy way to get them ready in a hurry.

Now the fun part! The exercises!

These are the absolute best exercise’s that have helped tone and shape my butt. I am still a work in progress so I want you to know exactly what helped shrink and round out my booty.

First exercise is: Cardio!

Cardio is important because it is so healthy for your heart. Your heart does all this work for your body and it wouldn’t kill you, haha, to give your body a little love back. Jump rope, jog in place, jumping jacks, run, jog, skip! Anything that will get your heart pumping and your lungs working hard. I promise your body will thank you for it.

Even a few minutes a day of cardio makes a huge difference.

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Walking Lunges

Second: Walking Lunges!

These babies burn and you will feel it! They target those saddle bags and shape your thighs.
I want you to start out by doing 100. I can already hear your complaining and excuse’s from here! I know it sounds like a lot but it really isn’t. And they are fairly quick to do. It will only take minutes if you do them properly. Do them in reps of 10 at a time, then slowly work up to 20 at a time.

If I can find time to do these with my one year old chasing me around, so can YOU!

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Squat Kicks

 

 

 

Third: Squats!
The first kind of squat I want you to do is a squat/kick.
Do 5 sets of 20 reps. Yes, that is 100! Just stay focused on your goal.

The second squat is a sumo squat. 5 sets of 20.
If you happen to have a weight/kettle bell/laundry detergent, hold it in your hands in front of you to add some weight and squat regular.

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Step Ups

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth: Step ups!
If you have a chair or toy box about twenty inches or higher from the ground use it, if it will support your weight.

Do 4 sets of 20 reps. If you’re moaning that there is no absolute way you can do this exercise, then try some of these: If there are stairs at a park, climb em! Make it a fun game with your kids, whoever makes it to the top 5 times can be Rocky Balboa, talk with a slur and wear a sweat band. Jog around a track at a local high school. Run up and down grass hills with your kids. Anything with an incline that will push you to try harder.

 

 

 

 

Do all these exercise’s as follows:
Cardio: 5 or 10 min- Jump rope/jumping jacks

20 walking lunges (5x)
20 Squat/lunges (5x)
20 Sumo Squats (5x)
20 Step Ups

Try doing 20 of each exercise at a time. So you are not doing all 100 of the walking lunges at once. If doing these many reps is too much for you, do what you can.

But remember, you have to push yourself. Challenge yourself.

Try doing these for 14 days and then remeasure your thighs and butt, grab the paper you wrote on the first day and then compare results. I think you’ll be very pleased.

Lord knows I’d love to wake up with a rock hard ass, but that’s not going to happen without any effort.

If there is anything that I want you to take away from this article, I want you to have a new perspective on your body. Truly love and respect your body. For what it is and what it will be. The body you are in is only temporary and can easliy change at any moment.

Even if you think these exercises are complete bullshit, the most important thing you can do for yourself and your kids is to be healthy.

As women who have had children, we have seen what miracle’s our bodies are capable of. Our bodies are truly our temples and they deserve a little love and kindness too.

You are worth it. Every BODY, is worth it.

I believe in you.

 

michelle king young mommy“Mommy-dreamer-believer-writer”

Michelle King is a single mommy of two living in Las Vegas. She works from home freelance writing and sharpening her day trading skills. She’s committed to fitness and devoted to her children. Life is big to her and she lives life to the fullest.

“I want people to love and cherish their bodies. The greatest strength comes from within. When we feel good inside, we love ourselves outside.”

 

Website: LOLatMichelle.com
Follow Michelle on Twitter at @MichelleMSK
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Email any business or writing opportunities to Michelleatlolatmichelle @ ymail.com

 

How to Work out your Ass from Home- 4 Steps to get it High and Tight like the Models

How do you manage to get Enough Sleep? 2 Young Moms Share their Insider Secrets

I asked 2 Young Moms Club Mommies “How in the world do you get enough sleep?”

When my kids were young I was constantly tired. Their responses were very informative and made me laugh. If I could go back in time, I would definitely try some of these things. Read more

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The Main Reason I Created Young Moms Club that Most People Don’t Know About

I’ve always known, since I was a little girl, that I was meant to do big things in the world. Even through the lowest points in my life, that feeling never went away.big dreams danielle ford young moms

I’ve finally found that big thing: Young Moms Club.

I remember laying on the floor in my new apartment right after I left my husband (I was too broke to buy a bed) and thinking “Hmmm.. Well I’m 21, am raising 2 kids alone, don’t know how I’ll pay rent next month, I’m sleeping on the floor every night.. How is it possible that I could be meant for things much bigger than this?” It didn’t make sense at the time and I didn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel but there was still that whisper coming from inside me saying “Keep going. You’ll figure it out.”

I’d start to lose hope, want to just stay in bed, get angry when I saw people having it easier than me.. and then I would think to myself “I can’t wait till the day when I can look back and say ‘Wow, that sucked! I’m so glad to be out of that!”

Fast forward a few years: I can proudly say now, “Wow, that sucked! I’m so glad to finally be out of that!”

And then the realization hit. Yeah, I did get out of that. But there are now other girls out there that are in it. There are girls who are going to be in it. They just don’t know it yet.

So I started thinking, “What would’ve helped me IMMENSELY when I was going through that shit storm? Instead of taking years to get out of, could it have taken less time, maybe 1 year? It might’ve if I’d had the right kind of support and encouragement. What if instead of feeling bad about myself and the mistakes I’d made, I had connected with a group of girls going through the exact same thing who I could go to with any problem and not feel alone or ashamed.”

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Me and my Baby Girl <3

Then my Entrepreneur Spirit surfaced and I started thinking, “What if there was a website specifically for Young Moms that taught all the Life and Business skills that older moms usually figure out before they have kids? Belonging to a website like that would’ve been a life saver for me.”

So I decided to create it.

Now a year after the vision was born, I’m thrilled to announce that Young Moms Club is ready to Rock!

I have overwhelming gratitude for all the girls who joined the club early and have sent me messages sharing their life with me. I know it takes a lot of guts to open up and share your story and I have HUGE respect for each of you. Thank you 🙂

I am so excited to connect with all of you mommas. I have blog posts, videos, group chats, contests and lots of other cool things planned for the club. Your opinions and ideas are always encouraged so if you have any, post in a comment below or send me an email!

If you haven’t yet, download the “7 Steps to Being a Kick Ass Young Mom”.. its a quick read and it’s Free. Talk to you on the inside!


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