Weekly Mantra //

January 30, 2017 in #MomLife,activisim,feminism,mantra

It’s the dawn of a new week, friends! And after some serious R+R this weekend, I’m absolutely ready for this week! Honestly, we didn’t do much this weekend, besides signing Ari up for Little League (so exciting!) and watching several Disney movies. It’s been a perfectly semi-relaxing weekend, that’s for sure!

And this week I feel ready to take on the world. Well, my life and schedule, at least! Ha! Let’s be real though — as moms, sometimes it feels like we’ve taken on the world just by making it to bedtime without losing our minds, am I right!?

I’m grateful to not be in a position where I need federally funded birth control or assistance of any sort. That, however, does not mean that I am not outraged; that does not mean that I am not fighting; and that does not mean that I will stand silent.

I’m totally content with our ‘schedule’ for this week! Between work, preschool, playdates with friends, PechaKucha Akron, and my first experience with float tank therapy! As I write this all out I realize that my week may sound totally boring to most, but for me? This is mom life at its finest, ya’ll!

I still really wish there were a few more hours in the day. I can never seem to juggle work, housework, and the kiddos in full harmony. Something is always lacking. Usually housework! Ha! But seriously.

I’m totally happy with life in general. Things certainly aren’t perfect — far from it! But, for the most part, life is okay-ish! My family is healthy and provided for, our life is semi-stable (as stable as it can be with two young children!), and my family is happy.

Weekly Mantra:

In the wake of this last week, I feel like my mission to be an advocate for those without a voice. More than ever before. I will not stand quiet, friends. And if this — equal rights — is something that you have a problem with?? I suggest just unfollowing me now. Because the conversation is started. And it won’t be ending for the next 4 years. #byefelicia

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Savanna January 30, 2017 at 9:37 am

Loving this mantra! Being intentional is so important.


jehava January 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

What an amazing quote for a time like this!


Doris January 30, 2017 at 10:09 am

I love your mantra!!! You are doing well!


Jessica January 30, 2017 at 10:25 am

So cool to have a weekly mantra and to set goals for the new week!


Leah | Five for the Road January 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

This is great. I love this quote! It is not always easy to speak up for what we believe.


Krysten January 30, 2017 at 2:45 pm

That is one of the best mantras that I have heard in a while, especially with what is going on in the world right now.


Angela January 30, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Your weekend sounds awesome. I love semi relaxing weekends with my babies!!


Emily January 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm

I love your mantra! We need more conversations and less arguments, even when those conversations are difficult, or we disagree with one another. Thanks for sharing!


Janella January 30, 2017 at 8:24 pm

this is such a strong mantra and one that ppl need to pay attention to as well


Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries January 30, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Such a great reminder! I need to tuck this one away.. I love the idea of a mantra.


Linh January 31, 2017 at 9:29 am

Such an appropriate mantra with everything going on lately. I think having respectful conversations is key and knowing that not everyone is going to agree with you. However, it’s being open to listening to others allows us to gain a different perspective we may not have seen before. Great post love!


Holly January 31, 2017 at 10:15 am

Lately my housework focus has been on the basics we must do – laundry & dishes. Beyond that I have been focusing on cleaning our downstairs bathroom – just a quick wipe down. Because we use that bathroom so much and it only takes 10 minutes. I also like to make sure the floors are relatively clean because my daughter is crawling all over. I feel bad if they are dirty and she has dirty knees.


Claudia January 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Love the message!!


Lauren January 31, 2017 at 4:46 pm

I never thought about having a weekly mantra, but I love this! Also GREAT quote.


Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms January 31, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Definitely needed to read that mantra today.

Plus any weekend with Disney movies is a good weekend!


Living Life Our Way January 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm

I love your mantra! So relevant to many contexts and especially at the moment! Katie x


Amanda January 31, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Very interesting post. I think your weekly mantra is a great idea for setting the tone of the week.


Kelly January 31, 2017 at 10:15 pm

I love your mantra. So important to have conversations that matter!


Erica Nicole January 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm

YES QUEEN. LET THEM KNOW! I’m right there with you and so excited to follow someone that is using their voice in efforts to help others!


Janette February 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Very Very well said! I love this so much and your closing hashtag lol!


Shannon February 1, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Great mantra!


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