Daily Archives: July 31, 2014

My Daughter Needs to Know #imENOUGH




I struggle. I get too stressed out.  For my lovely readers you all know exactly what fears have set in this past month.  The car broke down.  Our moving plans got wait-listed. I struggle with my own self-worth daily.

Am I doing everything right?

Am I being the best mom I can be?

Did they eat enough vegetables?

Did they laugh enough today?

Did they learn anything?

How come the house is always in need of a deep cleaning?

Why am I always in gym clothes? I don’t even go to a gym.

These questions scroll through my head a couple of times a day.  They are always there, always present, and always judging me.  Harshly, I might add.  I am my own worst critic.  

Now that I am raising two toddlers I am more aware of exactly what kind of role model I want to be.  I am always aware of how I act- but most recently I was shaken to my core with what I say…

OUT LOUD.

“I am too fat.”  
“I am too big.”  
“I can’t wear any of my clothes.”

I am frustrated to my very core with how I look.  I hate how I feel at this weight.  I am incredibly disheartened that all of my hard work goes unfounded.  

Though I may be frustrated, that is not a good enough excuse to explain my behavior. I am appalled that I could possibly instill some self-doubt into my two little ones.  

I have a team of professionals helping me get healthy.  I just found out I am extremely allergic to gluten and dairy and that my body has been fighting a losing battle.

I have answers.  Cutting out gluten and dairy has made me feel infinitely better.  I am now eating 1200 more calories a day than usual and have lost inches in a mere seven days.

I may not be where I want to be health wise- but I will be someday.  I need to remember that I have two pairs of eyes on me at all times and that I need to stop the negative self-talk. 

I am enough.  I am exactly who I need to be.  I am proud of who I am, where I come from, and of what my body is capable of doing.  I am and will always be doing everything that I know to be right for my family.  I am enough.



I want my daughter to know that she is enough.  That she will always be enough.  

The world needs to hear this message. Please share this with your loved ones and take heart to the lessons we can learn from this. 


 The Mrs. debut song is “Enough”. This song is a celebration of women and lets us know that we are enough! I LOVE the message that it sends. Please check it out!


About The Mrs. 
The Mrs. will be releasing their debut EP this fall. Although the music may sound like what’s being played on pop radio right now, the lyrics tell a different story. As women in their late thirties/early forties, songs about teenage heartbreak and wild nights clubbing weren’t things they could relate to. They decided to write about their own lives – like the challenge of juggling a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships, while still trying to maintain their own identity. They set out to foster a connection through their music with other women at the same place in their lives. 

The Mrs. is comprised of drummer Andra Liemandt, lead vocalists/guitarists Mandy Prater and Jennifer Zavaleta, vocalist/keyboardist Larissa Ness, and bassist Jenny Mason.


The Challenge
I invite you to share your own #imENOUGH selfie! Share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and comment below to let me know! I love the message this group is promoting and am hoping that we can use social networking for some good.


Take a SELFIE. Seriously- No make-up on, just got both kids out of the bath and into pajamas.  Ridiculous #selfie for the win! #winning What? Too many #hastags?!? #Never. 


This post is sponsored by The Mrs. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.