Mom Life

What Mom Life Means to Me

Being a mom is who I am. However, it is not all that I am.

Right now my kids are young. They take the majority of my focus every day. Those little munchkins mean the world to me. I enjoy the time I have providing for them, but I think it's monumentally important to make sure that I do not lose who I am in my kids.

This is my attempt to make sure that doesn't happen. I try to make it a priority every day to do things for myself aside from the things that I do for and with my kids and my husband. There are so many aspects of what make me the woman that I am, it just so happens that my main title these days is mom. Or mama, if I get to choose. I think of this section of my blog as the place for me to share not only who I am as a mom, but also who I am when I am simply Anya.

Present Mom. Wife. Self.

Present Mom. Wife. Self.

July 17, 2019

Being present isn’t easy. And being a present mom and wife is even more difficult. Never mind being present for myself. It’s a lot to take on. Presence …Read More

Dinner in the Dark

Dinner in the Dark

July 10, 2019

Brad and I went for dinner in the dark on Saturday. Brad planned the date for us. When he found the restaurant, Dark Table, he asked how I would feel … Read More

Women Supporting Women

Women Supporting Women

July 3, 2019

Boss ladies unite! I had the pleasure of being invited to celebrate an evening of women supporting women at my friend Sheila’s house this past Saturday … Read More

Friendships Are Hard

Friendships Are Hard

June 14, 2019

Friendships are hard.All relationships are, honestly.They take a lot of work. Sometimes it seems as though one person is putting in more of that work … Read More

Mom Guilt-Free Zone

Mom Guilt-Free Zone

June 7, 2019

Obviously I am not entirely a mom guilt-free zone, but I think I’m close! I was inspired by an Instagram account I follow, Real Mom of Insta … Read More

35 Things for my 35th Birthday

35 Things for my 35th Birthday

June 5, 2019

Happy birthday to me! For my birthday this year, I have made a list of 35 things for my 35th birthday. I am also treating myself to a pedicure this morning. … Read More

Mother’s Day Letters to My Kids

Mother’s Day Letters to My Kids

May 10, 2019

It may be the close proximity of the launch of my book to Mother’s Day this year, but I am feeling more emotional than usual as Sunday approaches. In my … Read More

Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

May 1, 2019

You can get to know about me here. But you can get to know me more personally here:I went to an event through the Self Publishing Agency last night … Read More

Being Tricked into Kindness

Being Tricked into Kindness

April 19, 2019

Okay, so It’s not like my kids are actually being tricked into kindness. Kind of. Maverick most certainly doesn’t understand what kindness is yet … Read More

My First Career

My First Career

April 10, 2019

I was a really good paralegal. Though I’m clearly a little biased. I was always willing to learn, I enjoy being organized and loved the day to day of … Read More