Family, Holidays and Special Occasions

19 Motivational Gifts for Women of All Ages

Hey Mama!

Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for all the amazing women in your life? Here is a list of 19 perfect gifts to inspire, motivate, and uplift every woman in your life! Just click on the picture and order until you have every woman in your world taken care of.

 

Golden Unicorn “You Are Magical” Ceramic  Mug

 

 

 

Inspiring Wood Block Art Desk Stand with 12 Gold Stamped Inspirational Cards

 

 

Gold Plated Bracelet, Engraved “You are more Powerful then you Know, you are Beautiful just as you are”

 

 

“Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire” Coloring Book for Grown ups

 

 

 

“Who Run the World? Girls!: An Encouraging and Motivational Girl Power Gift Book for Unstoppable And Inspiring Women Of All Ages

 

 

12 Piece Wonder Woman Refrigerator Magnet Gift Set

 

 

“I Am Greater Than” Key Chain with Inspirational Quote

 

 

 

Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love

by Power of Moms

 


 

“Life is Beautiful” Engraved Spoon

 


 

“When It Rains, Look For Rainbows. When It’s Dark, Look For Stars” Linen Throw Pillow

 


 

“Good Vibes Only” Gold Plated Necklace

 


 

The Positivity Kit: Instant Happiness on Every Page (Journal)

 


52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy

 

 

 

“I Am Brave”, “I Am Powerful”, and “I Am Beautiful” Affirmation Socks

 

 

 

“One Small Positive Thought In The Morning Can Change Your Whole Day” Thought Box

 


Words Of Wisdom Keepsake Inspiration Quote Box

 

The Mermaid’s Message Frosted Sea Glass Stones: Peace, Strength, Wisdom, Believe, Hope, and Courage

 

 

Super Soft Ultra Plush Healing Words Throw Blanket

 

 

 

“You Are Stronger Than You Seem, Braver Than You Believe, And Smarter Than You Think You Are” Sticker Graphic Wall Art

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Mama Depression more then just the the blues
Mental and Emotional Support, New Moms, Self-Care

Mama Depression…. You’re not alone

It’s more then just the blues

Hey mama! I know how you feel…… You find yourself hiding in the bathroom and crying. You feel like you’re all alone and no one understands.  You feel hollow and empty inside and you go through your daily routine like a robot.  You can’t let your kids suffer; they are dependent on you. So, somehow, you reach into your deep reserve of ‘mommyness’ and find enough energy to cook a meal of chicken nuggets and mac & cheese, and maybe even start a load of laundry. You know they need you.

Well, you are not alone!  I understand! I am one of millions of women who suffers from the unrelenting feelings of loneliness and emptiness wrought of depression.  I know how it feels wanting to hide under the bed as the world closes in.  I know what it’s like to walk in the kitchen, see the sink full of dishes, turn, and walk out with a sigh of despair.  I can relate to not having enough energy to do the laundry or vacuum the floor. I know the fog and confusion of trying to contemplate a simple dinner for the kids, made worse by the fact that you haven’t felt like eating for days.  I know how it feels for it all to seem so pointless.  I promise you I know! And I promise you aren’t alone!

Symptoms of Depression

These feelings are likely associated with depression, an illness which is, unfortunately, common among women.  According to Mental Health America, approximately 12 million women experience the debilitating symptoms of depression every year. And, if left untreated, depression can be fatal!

Symptoms of depression:

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Feeling sad for more than a few days
  • Not having interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Being short tempered, irritable, or restless
  • Having difficulty sleeping
  • Sleeping too much
  • Feeling worthless, guilty, helpless, or hopeless
  • Not being able to concentrate, losing focus, or feeling like you’re in a fog

Mama, if you have any of these symptoms, please see a doctor and let him or her know about your feelings.  Depression is NOT anything to be ashamed of; depression IS an illness. Suffering from depression does NOT mean you’re a bad mother; it DOES mean you’ve had to try to be strong enough to tolerate excessive stress for too long.  It means it’s time to reach out and seek help. A doctor can prescribe one of the many medications available for the treatment of depression that can help you get back on track with your life. Reaching out is NOT a sign of weakness, or inability to take care of your kids; it IS a sign that you want to take care of yourself so that you WILL be able to take care of your kids.

Connect or Reconnect

While medication is an essential component in the treatment of depression, medication alone is seldom adequate.  Talking to someone else about your frustrations and stresses is also important.  Seeking professional help from a counselor or therapist is one option. Another option is to find a support group, or at least another individual, who can relate to your condition. There are others out there just like you who feel life’s stresses and need someone to talk to. Relating to someone who has been in your shoes can relieve the stress and give you hope.

It is very helpful if you can discuss your feelings with your significant other, but some women find this difficult. They may fear their SO will look down on them, or they feel guilty about burdening their SO with their problems. Whether you confide in your SO, a therapist, a relative, a friend, or support group really doesn’t matter, though.  What is important is that you find someone with whom you are comfortable confiding and sharing. Don’t be afraid!  Reach out! It could save your life!

There are many resources, including online resources, that offer help and support for depression.  Most importantly, IF YOU ARE HAVING THOUGHTS OF HURTING YOURSELF OR OTHERS:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255 (TALK)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also offers 24/7 phone counseling for emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters:

Disaster Distress Hotline

800-985-5990

Or

Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

In addition to these critical resources, numerous sites, such as Depression Forums , are available online.  Several Facebook groups, such as Fifty Shades of a Depressed & Anxious Mommy, Moms With Anxiety And Depression, and Mothers with Depression Support Group also offer help and support.

Suffering from depression sucks, to say the least. It’s a relentless condition of being unbearably sick and tired. You feel as if you have fallen down a bottomless well with no way out, when all you really want is to feel better and enjoy you kids and life again. You are not the first, though, and you are not alone! Reach out for help! Reclaim your life from this horrible illness! Mama, it’s going to be okay. There is a rainbow behind all that rain, I give you my word on that.

 

 

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Creating a Routine, Organization, Resorces, Resources, Scheduling, Self-Care, Work/Life Balance, Working Moms

The Erin Condren Life Planner (or as I call it… The Perfect Planner)

Finding the perfect planner is hard. Erin Condren makes it easy!

 

This post has affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and buy an item, I’ll receive compensation for your purchases.

Guys! Let me tell you…..  I have looked and bought and downloaded planners for my life and I have NEVER found a single planner that “fit” my life. I was starting to think there wasn’t one that fit me (I don’t do the typical schedule thing). The Erin Condren Life Planner is AWESOME!

This is the first year I have used one and I could literally kick myself for not getting one sooner! Not only do you get a perfectly organized planner, you can personalize it with your name too. There are so many options for cover designs and 3 different layouts for the weeks: vertical, horizontal, and hourly. The monthly calendar is 12 months: January to December, or July to June if you prefer to go by the school year. (For an additional $5 you can add the reaming months of the year plus next year.) You can also choose to have a colorful inside or neutral so you can add your own personality. If you chose the coil bound option, there are 4 colors to choose from.

This is Erin’s 10th year and she is offering a new binding for 2018…. A hardbound edition in 2 different sizes, the regular 8”x10” and the new 5”x8”. The hardbound planner includes a choice of 4 colors, the option of personalization and the vertical layout.

On top of all this awesome goodness, Erin offers stickers, pens, stationary, office supplies, and so much more! (Hey Teachers…. Erin has personalized lesson planners too!!!)

Check out the page, sign up, and get your planner!

Click here!

The Erin Condren Life Planner - 12 Turtles: finding the perfect planner is hard. Erin Condren has made it easy.

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Organization, Priorities, Resources, Resources, Resources, Stay At Home Moms, Working Moms

Things Every Woman Should Have In Her Car

Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Car

By Pam Bevins

We’ve all been in the situation where you’re in your car and you don’t have something you need. Perhaps you left it at home or in the office, or it’s in your other purse. Below are a few essential items that just about every woman uses often. You should have a few of these items and leave them in the places you are in most, like your car and your office.

Umbrella: This is one situation that nobody likes to get stuck in. You’re in your car on your way to an important meeting or a date, your hair and makeup are done, when suddenly it starts to downpour. Then your heart stops as your realize that you don’t have your umbrella with you. If you make sure to always have a spare umbrella in your trunk, you will be so thankful when it starts raining.

Sunglasses: This is another essential item that can save you from weather disasters. Don’t you just hate it when you’re driving and suddenly the sun is shining directly in your eyes? Sometimes you can squint enough to drive normally, but sometimes it’s actually dangerous! Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes from harmful UV rays or make you look cool, but they will help when the sun is glaring in your eyes. Keep a pair in your purse and an extra pair in your glove compartment. The one in your car should just remain there for car rides only. Invest in a good quality pair that is polarized for optimum protection. Try wholesale sunglasses for cheaper deals.

Spare change: This always comes in handy. Whether it’s to feed the meter, paying a toll or using a pay phone, spare change is something you should always keep plenty of in your car. Try to have an assortment of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. Some cars have special compartments for change. If yours doesn’t, just keep it somewhere close by the driver’s seat where it’s easy to reach.

Cell phone charger: This one is a no brainer. No matter what happens on the road, having your cell phone on you and fully charged keeps you just a phone call away from help.

Snacks: whether you’re a mom driving car pool or you take long trips back and forth from work, having packaged snacks in your car at all times will keep your hunger at bay when you’re stuck in traffic or had to take a detour. Get snacks that have a long shelf life and are healthy, like protein bars, cereal, pretzels or dried fruit. This will keep you, your kids and anyone else in your car happy until you get to your location.

 

 

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