The Truth about Motherhood & Bipolar

I have struggled for the last 9 years on whether or not I am a good mother. At some points I really felt like I was not meant to even have children. I had her when I was young so I was naive at the fact that I was not ready for a child. While I have respect for young mothers, I feel like many of them have no idea what is about to come MENTALLY.

 

I know I didn’t

 

I have struggled with mental disorders my entire life, anxiety and depression being the main monsters. I was a child that was scared of everything and only cared about what others thought of me. I built up who I was based on what other people thought I was. Never truly creating my own personality.

 

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[Freebie] Free Habit Tracker Upon Sign Up

A Mindful Geek will send out one newsletter a week. It will be filled with new content that regular readers will not have access to. Along with updates of the weeks most popular posts and on occasion a free digital download of some sort.

For signing up you get a one of a kind FREE habit tracker made my yours truly. It is a printable and gender neutral.

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My Top 10 Self-Care Secrets

 

I just recently moved and was unpacking all my books over the weekend. The amount of journal and self help books I have that range from teen to adult is impressive. I realized then that I really have been trying to take care of my emotions for a super long time.

I have been battling with this my entire life. And its only been since I was in my late twenties to figure out that I was living my life totally wrong for what I need to thrive.

I have been practicing coping skills hardcore for a good 3 years. It took me having to go to a mental health faculty to relearn how to take care of my self. And that is all coping skills or self care is…taking care of yourself.

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[Freebie] Daily Planner Printable

I don’t know about you, but I work better when I have my entire day planned out. It increases my motivation and also gives me something to look back at to validate my productivity for the day.

I have created my own daily planner printable and I want to share it with all of you! It includes everything you need to plan out your entire day. The download has two on one page so you get two days out of one piece of paper. SAVE THE TREES!

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Yoga and Your Period

Lets admit it. Moving while on your period sucks! Especially if you have a menstruation related disorder. Every month I literally feel like I am actually sick. AND I AM!

 

What sucks the most is that now I have to continue with my commitment to Yoga and move in a various of poses….and hold them! This is why using youtube for your yoga routines is amazing.

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[Gluten Free] Southern Style Chicken Nuggets

In the South we love to fry everything, but what do you do when you are cutting flour out of your diet? REPLACE IT WITH HEALTHY FLOURS! I have teamed up with Alexandra from Stuff With Bits In to bring you some of her wonderful recipes.

This recipe creates little nuggets similar to Chick-Fil-A’s nuggets, but a healthier version! Alexandra uses rice flour and coconut oil to construct little nuggets of heaven. But just like Chick-Fil-A she uses the secret ingredient! PICKLE JUICE! (drink straight to relieve hangovers as well).

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[Interview] Empowering Women to Start a Small Business

When I was thinking about starting this blog, the first person I thought to tell was my sister. Her immediate reaction was DO IT! Her name is Megan Thompson and she the owner of a small business named Wild Rituals Soap Co. I have seen her start from the bottom and work her way up with years of hard work and determination. She maybe my little sister but I really look up to her in many ways. Her drive for success being one of them.

I wanted to interview her so I can get a better understanding of how a success small business start but also to share with you. More and more people are creating their own businesses in efforts to change the world. Whether it is a physical business or a mom blog, DO IT! START IT! KICK ASS!

Here’s what Megan said about her company Wild Rituals:

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As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale Review

 

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I am a huge Disney fan. I was raised with it, and my father was an artist that could draw any character I wanted. In fact, my entire play-room was drawn and painted floor to ceiling in The Little Mermaid. Disney runs in my blood.

To say I am excited about the remake of Beauty and the Beast is an understatement. This has always been one of my favorite tales and Belle is my daughter’s favorite princess. Having Beauty and the Beast stuff everywhere again is FUN!

My boyfriend grabbed me in Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago and said, “they have something you need to see” and shows me several books about Disney retellings. He told me to pick one.

I chose As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale.

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