All posts tagged: mamma life

All Or Nothin’

  Goodbye diapers.  Adios, spilt milk.  Peace out temper tantrums and soiled linens.  You will not be missed!  Welcome acne and blemishes.  Oh hello, cellulite and pores.  It is so nice to see you dark circles and sun spots! I cannot wait to get my hands on a face. Five months ago I left my life as a stay-at-home mom to pursue my passion of skin care.  And now I sit here just one week shy of graduating from the school where I found my new love – esthetics. It seems unreal. Before school began I requested an orientation.  It was the very first step of putting my foot in the door.  I needed to bring in my application, take a school tour, and possibly put down my very first payment.  But I couldn’t even find a babysitter.  My husband and I had just moved across the country three months prior; asking family wasn’t an option and we didn’t know anyone.  After weeks of searching, finding a sitter seemed impossible.  I had been on the waitlist …

A Woman’s Ink

I am not a criminal, I am not a drop out, I am not mean, I am not scary. I am simply a woman with tattoos. I have multiple large tattoos on my arms, legs, and hand, and I plan to obtain many more.  Not because of the attention, not because I think that they will make me “cool”, not because they are all the rage right now, and not because I want people to think that I am a “hard-ass”.  I solely get tattoos because I love them. I have so much passion for every new piece of artwork.  I love that I can put all of my trust into an artist who has NO eraser.  It is thrilling!  It is a massive leap of faith.  I can almost feel my adrenaline racing thinking about the buzzing when you walk into a tattoo studio.  At the end of your session(s), these artists give you this one of a kind gift on your skin that you can admire for a lifetime.  A piece of ornate and …

Listen: Mamma Podcast You Will Love

I wasn’t looking to find a “mommy” podcast, but when I stumbled upon Hillary Frank’s radio show called The Longest Shortest Time, I was hooked from the first listen.  It just gets you. It’s comforting in that way that only girlfriends can be..  just talking, sharing, opening up.  The honest, real stuff.  But like, the real real stuff.  This show gets into the deep, dark, nitty-gritty parts of having a baby, the parts that are scary or awkward to talk about, but feel real good to get out. So if you’re a mamma, or about to be one, take a listen.  I think you’ll dig it. Here’s a few of my favorite episodes so far (and one that pissed me off): The New You, It’ll Do If the first story in this episode makes your eyes well up (as it did mine), then the second story might get you laughing. An excerpt from the second story, from conversation between Hillary, who’s daughter is 5, and Jane Marie: Hillary:  “…I haven’t gone back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  …