Latest #travelingsinglemom Posts
- Akumal beach is one of my favorite beaches in Mexico to visit.You can swim in the white crystal clear water and it’s perfect for babies! There’s practically no waves and you can rent snorkeling gear (or bring your own) to see huge turtles, different kinds of fishes, and coral reefs under the sea. It’s a must go if you love snorkeling and turtles like me 🐢 ❤️
17 February, 2019
- Aaah I miss this beautiful place! ❤️It was another dream come true to take my boy here! I love finding joy in parenting, but as my clients know; to be able to experience that joy, we often first need to let go of certain beliefs that are blocking us from having that joy!
I had been looking so much forward, that slowly a dream image had formed itself in my mind. In my mind’s eye we were having fun together, feeling deeply connected.
But unconsciously it slowly became the bar that this holiday had to be like. Just like many parents experience with parenting: when it doesn’t fit their dream image and therefor they feel like failing.
So after we arrived, it wasn’t immediately like that. We had a jetlag and had to get used, find our way. So it was different from what I imagined. And unconsciously I was comparing myself to that. My dream had somehow deformed into a belief that I had to be some form of a perfectly connected mom to make it a perfect holiday for the two of us!
And just as with everyday parenting, no such thing as perfect is possible. So when I became conscious of the image in my mind that i tried to live up to, I was able to let go of that. I went to take a massage and gave my son the iPad. I stopped feeling guilty. And I let go and jumped in. .
And that’s when we got our perfect holiday.. swinging together over the ocean, hairs in the wind, faces in the sunlight, beautiful sunsets, laughter, joy, lush green palm-trees.. endless dances together, stories and cuddles in the night, so much joy, tasting new foods together, yes also spacing out together behind our screens, taking massages together (yes he wanted too!), meeting new people together, watching the bananas grow in palmtrees, shopping for jewelry together, laughing together, swimming together, playing together and feeling deeply, deeply connected. ❤️
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16 February, 2019
- This little quote struck my heart so hard about 3 years ago that I couldn’t get it out of my mind. One of those times my heart literally screamed at my brain “ARE YOU EVEN EFFIN’ LISTENING TO ME?!” I looked around at my life during that moment: a single mom of a toddler and a HS student, senior business analyst on the company’s largest national account, caring for my dad who had recently had a stroke and trying to pick up the last few hours of my business degree all the while ensuring we portrayed that put-together All American Dream as if a dual-parent home really wasn’t necessary to pull it all off. Something had to give and the people in my life were not an option. The only thing at the time that had any characteristics of disposal was my job. I’ve been told that I couldn’t afford to be an entrepreneur because I’m a single mom. I say being a single mom forced my hand to become one. My job then offered no grace for my circumstances. My Dad’s health had no wiggle room for corporate demands. And my kids needed their mom to just show up. Yes, I bust my ass on my businesses now that the dust has settled on that season of chaos. Dad is well. My HS student is living a kick ass adult life. My youngest is learning how to work independently with her own school work. I don’t have a 2000 sft duplex to sustain anymore. And I totally axed the stress of living that false ideology of the American Dream. Whew! I don’t miss that madness one single bit. #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadschool #travelingsinglemom #workfromanywhere #vanliving #vanlifediaries #liveyourbestlife #stoptheglorificationofbusy #slowdown #bepresent #liveyourbestlifenow #campervan #campervanconversion #diyvanconversion
21 December, 2018