Taking Your Time: Why Taking the Time to be a Mom is important

Life during COVID has been overwhelmingly busy, but, I’ll never be too busy to be a Mom ❤

I​ started prioritizing brushing my teeth with my daughter in the morning. This little task, however small, is symbolic.

It’s time for us, time for Mommy-Daughter.

And even though most times she comes with a ‘tude, I appreciate our time together.

Considering the present-day circumstances (the Pandemic, me working a 40-hour-a-week-job at home, my Husband being home 3 days out of the week, me going back to school, me starting a business, and me starting my brand), I have to cherish any time we’re allotted. 

I’m not going to lie, I struggled in the beginning.

How Family Life Changed During COVID

W​hat with the pandemic, I found myself having to juggle Mommy-hood and Full Time Work Mode, which now includes remote learning. It was hard to find the perfect balance of work and home.

I found myself prioritizing work and it changed my family dynamic.

At times, my daughter would need my attention, and between the pressure of maintaining work performance and my stress-induced anxiety, I would find myself getting impatient or frustrated and I’d walk away feeling guilty,

What did you expect Kai? For her to be able to occupy herself all day? If it weren’t for the Pandemic, she’d be in school. She’d have someone to look after her and guide her through her day. You have to find out a way to be that for her.”

I got to a point where I grew tired– tired of the stress and anxiousness that came from feeling restrained at my computer desk having to juggle phone calls, breakfast, emails, and homework.

Tired of having to choose between being a Mom and an employee.

E​nough Is Enough

Before I am an employee, I am a Mom.

There is a child, MY child who is in need of care, guidance, love, attention, and affirmation that she matters.

And she does, she always will. 

So, I decided to put her first and my duty as a Mom is to make sure she feels that blanket of protection. My duty as a Mom is to make sure she knows that no matter how bad things are in the World, I will be there for her no. matter. what. 

And nothing will ever get in the way of our bond: No man, nor friend, Nor job.

She is priority numero uno. Isn’t that right Professor Snape?

I’d love to hear from you:

In what ways have you had to adjust as a parent during the Pandemic?

Let me know in the comments


The key to success is and has always been ENERGY. Read on to find out what energy is and how you can use it to improve all aspects of your life

I’ve read my fair share of self-help books, “The Secret“, “The Power of Now“, and “You Are A Bad-Ass At Making Money” to name a few.

They all have the same bottom line: if you want to succeed at something, you must feed it energy.

“If you want to succeed at something, you must feed it #energy”

What is Energy?

What IS energy? 

Simply, it is the effort you dedicate to an idea in order to bring it to fruition.

By literal definition, it is “the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity“. The two keywords in this definition are “required” and “sustained“.

This means energy isn’t optional, It’s a prerequisite.

Energy is the difference between completing a task right away and putting it off until tomorrow, between a business taking off and it never leaving the drawing board, between a dream and a goal. (My definition of a goal is, a dream + energy + money.) 

Seems like a really simple algorithm, doesn’t it? It’s harder than it seems.

That’s because a key component of producing energy is self-motivation and being self-motivated is something you have to constantly work on.

It’s very easy to falter or be distracted when you’re the only one doing the pushing but, I’m here to tell you, it’s worth the effort.

Where you may be going wrong

Lack of energy is the reason why you’re still at your 9 – 5, stuck in the dreaming phase instead of doing your dream job: we’re still giving entirely too much energy to things that don’t matter to us.

When you choose to give your energy to your day job instead of your dreams, your dreams are being starved. 

Think of your dreams like a plant and the energy its life source; give it the energy it needs and it will flourish. Deny it? It will dwindle and shrivel up until there’s nothing left. 

I’m not saying to up and quit your job as you read, what I’m saying is, you want that dream life? That dream house? To reach a certain amount in savings or to travel? 

No matter the goal, give the idea energy and see how much of a difference it makes. 

  • Talk about it. Every chance that you get and in as many ways as possible.
  • Think about it. Have it in the forefront of your mind. What does it look like? Feel like? What would you do if you had it? 
  • Write about it. Make it real by putting it into words. Try journaling, a diary, a To-Do List or a Not-to-do-list. 

#talkaboutit #thinkaboutit #writeaboutit

 *Here’s one I found online: Click to access Not-To-Do-List-Printable.pdf Instead of looking at the things I NEED to do, I did as assessment for what I DON’T NEED which made space for the things that matter. Like my dream of being a Writer!

The Bottom Line

What ever it is that’s occupying your energy and preventing you from achieving that special goal, let. it. go. (I call this releasing. ) 

So, what are you willing to release?

Start by asking yourself what you can do without so that you may apply more energy to your dreams and make them a reality.

How much or how little is entirely up to the individual but, I decided that there’s nothing that I wasn’t willing to sacrifice to achieve my goals and here I am writing for you ^_^ 

 How many of you can say the same?

Here’s a look at my Not To Do List! As you can see from the eraser marks, it’s been updated a few times. Thats a sign of growth! ^_^

I’d love to hear from you:

What aspects of your life do you think could improve by giving or taking away energy?

Let me know in the comments.