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.

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

Making Myself Instagram Official

Making Myself Instagram Official

March 29, 2019

My relationship with Social Media hasn’t been very straightforward. It’s been less than a year since I started taking the steps towards…… Read More

Moms Gone Wild at the Circus

Moms Gone Wild at the Circus

March 20, 2019

Have you heard of Moms Gone Wild before?I know, I know, moms go wild every day just trying to get their kids ready for the day (insert any task where kids are required to do something that wasn’t their idea here). Haha. … Read More

Tattoo Tour

Tattoo Tour

March 15, 2019

Ten Years ago, I didn’t have any tattoos. And I’m not sure that I even saw myself getting any one day. Now?I have three. And I love them so! When I first decided that I wanted to get a tattoo, it was 2010. I thought about it for quite a few months before I decided … Read More

Circle of Security Parenting

Circle of Security Parenting

March 8, 2019

It’s enough to be good enough. When we were going through a particularly rough time with Archer recently, it was recommended to us by his day care providers that we take this course, Circle of Security International – Early Intervention Program for Parents and Children. My initial, internal reaction was to say no. A parenting … Read More

Dedicate – A 30 Day Yoga Journey (Yoga With Adriene)

Dedicate – A 30 Day Yoga Journey (Yoga With Adriene)

February 6, 2019

I have set out in the past to do daily challenges and I have never succeeded…I am happy to report that has changed! I did it! I did yoga for 33 days in a row (and, who knows, today is still not over!). I incorporated my own weekly yoga practice at our complex rec centre … Read More

Just Call Me Momager

Just Call Me Momager

January 25, 2019

MANAGER WHO MOMS? OR MOM WHO MANAGES? If you are a mother, I am certain that you have heard the term “Momager” and if you haven’t, then you will most definitely relate to the term once you learn what it is! As moms, we manage it all. Now, I can’t speak for every mom everywhere, … Read More