How to Say No | Take Control of Your Life with One Easy Word

Let me show you How to Say No.  With this one easy word “No” comes a new feeling of freedom.  It is hard to say at first, but it is necessary to take back control of my life.  I know that I cannot control everything in my life, so I decided to take control of what I could.  I am not saying that you need to say No across the board, but you can use it as an option without feeling guilty. Let’s add a new goal to our daily routine, Just say No.  As women, we are expected to be nurturers and we doRead More →

Helping Myself to Feel Better

One of my goals for the year was helping myself to feel better.  I admit that I did not feel good about myself because I just felt gross and heavy.  Going to the gym has never really been my thing and I cannot run anymore due neck and knee issues.  I get frustrated, quit diets and the cycle starts all over again.  My goal is to eat well/healthy 80% of the time and the rest could be whatever I wanted.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I like to eat and have an occasional “adult beverage”.  http://www.instagram.com/mmmcuster. After 46 years, IRead More →

Here are my 10 Sanity Savers for Overwhelmed Moms.  Being a mom can be overwhelming, especially with work, extended family, or outside obligations.  With a full time job and two teenagers, I am very familiar with overwhelm.  I have been working over the years to make my life as streamlined as possible, but it is definitely trial and error.   My methods may not work for everyone, but I like to be open to new ideas and to try new things.  I hope that this list of 10 sanity savers for overwhelmed moms helps you deal with your every day life. 1.   Give YourselfRead More →

How to better your mindset to help you make your day better.   You are beautiful and you should embrace it!  You are an amazing human being and I want you to be proud of it!  These days, there is a lot of media and discussion about making yourself better and changing who you are.  I have been struggling with this personally and have come to some interesting conclusions.  I am also working on staying in my happy place and knowing how to better my mindset has helped. Basics You are who you are today because of the life that you have lived up toRead More →

 I want to help you decide how to make morning and evening routines.  My routines seem to change with the seasons and my mood!  I tweak my routines, to make it as easy as possible to prepare for the day.  After I had children, I decided that a routine would make sure that I did not missing anything.  The worst feeling is to be heading out in the morning and figure out that you forgot something that you do not have time to go back and get.  I believe that knowing how to make a morning and evening routine will help reduce that feeling. I satRead More →