It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… or is it???
As reported in a recent survey by Think Finance, Forty-five percent of Americans would prefer to skip Christmas… so what does that say about the Happiest Time of the Year? Have you ever wanted to skip Christmas??
Most people I talk to start dealing with stress around the holidays even if they aren’t normally stressed – According to a survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, Here are the Top 11 Things people Stress about During the Holidays:
Author’s Note: I’m excited to have a guest post from my husband Adam Parker today! I think he has another perspective on how we built our business since we was working outside the home when we first got started. Enjoy!
A few years ago I read a blog about working from home. It was about this guy who built a business where he was able to travel around the world and and still “show up for work”. For the life of me, I can’t find that blog post, I wish I could and thank that blogger.
Let’s be honest, when I first had someone tell me to “Make a Dream Board” I kind of dismissed it as a waste of time that would be better used trying to accomplish my goals, just not put them on a board of some kind.
I expect many of you may have the same reaction to that advise, I find people of action often feel that way!
That’s one reason I say to you now, in spite of all those feelings, creating a Dream Board was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had dealing with goals, and I truly believe it made a difference in my long term success!
This is a post I wrote almost 4 years ago… and I think about what a “baby” mom I was, haha!
I didn’t have a CLUE what it was going to be like to be a mom… but I was going to do everything I could to make the best decisions for her. Now, I’m a mom of two and I just have to laugh at how much life has changed.
Aidalyn is 5 and is still independent… but she loves being a big sister and she always wants to do the right thing. I love her spirit and the joy she brings.
Adam and I love to travel! In our first five years of marriage, we had traveled to New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, San Antonio, Atlanta, New Orleans… we LOVED every minute of it!
(I was actually pregnant when we were in Paris)
So when we became parents… we had to decide should we still travel??? (or could we???)
We didn’t have a lot of vacation days to work with, and we didn’t have a lot of disposable income either. But it really was something that we wanted to do more of and experience with our girls, it was a question of how we coulddo that.
February is one of my favorite months! This year I turned 30 : ) and we had a week of snow!!! (the cold really does bother me… anyways) With the first wave of the snow-nado, we lost our power for a few hours and went to a hotel to stay warm. Luckily, it was a great time to relax and enjoy a little cable TV, lol.
The girls had a blast playing in the snow! I love that we live in a place where we do get some snow – but not gobs and gobs of it.
We were also able to travel to Virginia Beach to visit some of our team this month there which is always fun! I love helping my team plan their promotions and also work towards earning their $20,000 bonuses too. What a great opportunity for stay at home moms who want to be able to work from mom with their babies. I still can’t believe that I was able to replace my full time job!
It is a special time for a new mom following the birth of a child.
So many emotions are going through a new mom’s head: I’m not pregnant any more! This is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen! Will I get my waist back? I’m already exhausted! Will I ever sleep through the night again? Are they breathing? Am I doing this right? They are so tiny! Oww I need a Tylenol… And this is just in the first 5 minutes!
Everyone wants to help a new mom out, but sometimes we forget what they need the most. Moms need to relax and recover for at least 2 weeks following birth. Having a baby is no easy task for a mom’s body to go through. If they push themselves too soon, they could hemorrhage or develop mastitis.