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.

To Do List

To Do List

October 21, 2020

Does anyone else out there keep a To Do List? I know I can’t be alone! Though I will be the first to admit that my lists have gotten … Read More

Stop Apologizing

Stop Apologizing

October 9, 2020

Stop apologizing. That is basically all. Except this is me we’re talking about, and I always have more to say than that! On the heels of my … Read More

Gently Wake

Gently Wake

September 16, 2020

We’ve all heard the saying “never wake a sleeping baby,” right? But what if you gently wake them? In all my parenting fails—and there are … Read More

Take a Break

Take a Break

September 9, 2020

I needed to take a break … This has been a rough season. I know that it’s been that way for a lot of people, but I’ve struggled. I’m … … Read More

The Shoulds

The Shoulds

August 19, 2020

I have been trying to forget the shoulds lately. We should stay home and clean house. We went for a family bike ride instead. I should be … Read More

Vancouver Mom Article

Vancouver Mom Article

August 12, 2020

I am so excited to share that I have published an article with Vancouver Mom, in their column called VM Voices. I first heard about … Read More

An Anya Introspective

An Anya Introspective

August 5, 2020

Consider this my first Anya Introspective. Aren’t all of your blog posts an introspective on you and your life, Anya? You may ask.And while the answer … Read More

That #boymom Life

That #boymom Life

July 29, 2020

Confession: I only recently embraced the #boymom life. Kids are kids. They are what they are meant to be. I call them “my kids” instead of “boys” … Read More

Prioritizing Myself

Prioritizing Myself

July 24, 2020

Prioritizing myself has taken a back seat. This comes as no surprise to anyone with children or obligations out of the house during this crazy, crazy … Read More