Day 3 “Permission to Dream” | The Mommy Devotional

Many of of us as moms are in constant go mode. We’re living out the narratives of others, going with the flow of what others have told us mom life should look like, without really taking the time to decided if that “flow” is what we really want for ourselves! 

That’s exactly what happened to me! Before I went through my own personal Mommy MakeOver, I didn’t even realize that I was following some pretty limiting narratives.  From “your sex life won’t be the same after kids”, to “you won’t have a life until your kids are grown…”, and even “You’re going to feel mom guilt for the rest of your life”. (Yes, sis… someone told me that)!

like why is that the norm??

Well I decided to let go of those limiting beliefs (read day two), and I gave myself permission to dream and decide for myself! Like, literally! I sat down and wrote out everything I wanted and desired for myself in every area of my life! From my mindset, to my marriage, in my home and business…I had to redefine mom life for myself! And can I tell you this, the intimacy in my marriage is popping (🗣 you hear me), I’ve implemented systems & strategies so that I no longer sit in overwhelm or mommy guilt, and I’m creating and living  my best life right now! YAAAASSS!!!

I had to redefine mom life on my terms! 

 

What about you momma? 

✨What kind of mom do you want to be?
✨What kind of marriage do you want to have?
✨What type of business do you want to build?
✨What about your children? How do you want to show up for them?
✨Ever think about your day? How do you want that to flow?
✨What about you, momma? What kind of woman do you want to be?
✨How do you want to show up for yourself?

I pose  a very similar line of questions to the moms I work with. We do an exercise where I present to them what I call “The Harmony Wheel”, and they use this as a visual guide to decide what they desire!  From their faith, to their fitness journey… all the way to their finances, my moms are required to dream! And I don’t mean wishy washy, shallow dreams. No momma,  we get really real, and super specific! The work is deep, revealing,  and I truly believe this activates Ephesians 3:20.  From my perspective, how can expect God to do “infinitely MORE than our greatest request”, if we haven’t even decided what we wanted for ourselves?

Like I know, God can do anything. But please don’t miss the point here! God honors and responds to specificity! 

So I encourage you…

Give yourself the grace, space and permission to dream and actually admit to yourself WHAT YOU desire! Matt 7:7-8 is your promise, as a whole mom…. so dream momma, don’t leave anything on the table! 

You deserve the life you desire!

 

I encourage you to spend some time with God, today! As you reflect on today’s verse and listen to today’s worship, what is God saying to you? What do you desire for your life?  

 

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Day 2 “Mommy Mindset” | The Mommy Devotional

The way our minds are set up, there is no way to experience a true Mommy MakeOver, going from overwhelm to overflow, creating the life you desire, without addressing your mommy mindset!

One of the biggest mindset shifts I’ve had to make as a mom, was in giving myself permission to do what was necessary in order to become the woman I am today. I first had to give myself permission to let go of limiting beliefs, opinions of others and unhealthy narratives that were not in alignment with who I wanted to be, as a mom, a wife, a business owner… As Reese!!

I had to courageously attack and “DEMOLISH”  every deceptive thought head on! Getting super clear about what I’d been telling myself, calling  it out for the whole lie that it is, and replacing it with the truth of who I am and who I’m called to be! I took my lead from 2 Corinthians 10:5 tpt which says “we capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed On”. 

From there I went through a Mental Detox (a process I developed jus for us mommas), which helped me to identify, dismantle and replace every thought that needed to change. The way our minds are set up there is no way to experience a true Mommy MakeOver, going from overwhelm to overflow, creating the life you desire, without addressing your mommy mindset! 

We have to Actively and Intentionally disrupt the thinking that is out of alignment! Periodt. Ain’t nothing passive about it, sis!

So what have you been thinking momma! What have you allowed to become your truth? Does it serve you and who you want to be… as a mom, wife, in business? Are you finally ready to work on your mommy mindset?

Maybe you were like me, and you believed that you wouldn’t be able to do the things you truly desired to do, because you’re now a mom. Listen believe me, I get it. For me, it literally went just like that “I can’t… because I’m a mom”.  And although I didn’t say it out loud often, it was on repeat internally… and that’s the place where is matters the most. 

Girl, I know… too real! So what do you do?

You have to figure out “why”! Why are you telling yourself “I can’t”? Why do you believe that you can’t  have a bomb marriage, or create order in my home, or overcome feelings of overwhelm and mom  guilt? Why do you believe you have to sacrifice time with your family, or for yourself, to work on your business? Why are you struggling to believe it’s possible for you,  as a whole mom, to create harmony and flow in your life?

What limiting and fraudulent narratives have you adopted as your own, that are keeping you stuck? Seriously, take inventory!

Once you identify those limiting beliefs, it is imperative to go through the process of dismantling and replacing! What do you truly desire and what does God’s Word say? What are His true, praiseworthy promises over your life (Phil 4:8)? Who does God say that you are? Write this down and meditate on these things!

You are called!

You are capable!

You are chosen!

You are a bomb mom!

You are worthy of the life you desire!

As the word says, “keep your thoughts continually fixed” on these things (Phil 4:8 TPT)!

The Choice is yours!

I encourage you to spend some time with God, today! As you reflect on today’s verse and listen to today’s worship, what is God saying to you? How does this apply to your journey as a mom? Comment below, I’d  love to hear from you! 

 

 

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Allow Me to Re-introduce Myself | + 5 Day Devotional Just for Moms

Let’s get right to it!  I’ve fully embraced that I am now a mom, and the way in which I’m called to show up has shifted accordingly! I wasn’t in favor at first! Y’all I was running… but I’m so glad I gave God my yes, and have already seen how my story and what I’m called to do is for such a time as this! So with all of that  I just wanted to take a super quick moment to reintroduce myself, my blog, and where we’re going next!

Okay….

Soooo, my name is Reese (obvi), and I’m a wife, a whole momma to a very active “yummy little nugget” named Dream, and I am on a serious and purposeful mission to empower other married mompreneurs like myself; mommas who are ready to ditch the overwhelm, create and master harmony, all while creating an exciting and fulfilling life! A life worth bragging about!

What I’ve learned is that everything that God promises in His word, applies to me! He’s not holding anything back, and as I continue to stay connected to Him, He will surely give me the blueprint to create the life I deserve and desire! Yes, as a whole mom… and He wants the same for you, momma!

Millennial Mom Chat is my outlet y’all! It’s the space where I can share my journey as a whole mom, all while empowering and inspiring you to get results in your life; mind, body and in business! MY life has its challenges, but I truly believe moms can create and enjoy a fulfilling life! A life where you can show up for yourself, for your babies… and in your marriage without having to sacrifice one for the other! It’s all about Harmony and flow! Yaassssss!

So whether you’ve been rocking with me since the beginning back in 2010 👀, or you’re just joining the party, I’m so grateful that you’re here,  and I’m so ready share, hear from you, and most importantly empower you to become the best version of yourself as a whole mom! Manifesting overflow and results in every area of your life; mind, body and in business! Let’s do this!

 

I would love to hear from you! Comment below, tell me a little about yourself!

Coming up!

Join me right here on the blog from Feb 1st – Feb 5th for a 5 day devotional just for just as mommas! As a subscriber everything will come straight to your inbox! Yaaass! It’s gonna be so so good!

 

 

Behind the Smile | Let’s talk about it!

I posted these two images on IG and I’m sure many of my followers weren’t sure what the actual emphasis was regarding “How it started vs. how it’s going”

In both pictures, from the outside looking in:

✨I look happy

✨Dreams  is happy, and clearly cared for

✨mom life looks good on me! right?! 

You see social medial will do that to you. Make you look like you have it all together when in reality you are fading fast behind the scenes.

That was me. Behind the smile, in the first image I was struggling. I was struggling with my purpose, and how to “balance” it all… my home, my child, my marriage, my businesses…etc! It was a lot. I was all over the place, I cringed at the word “schedules”, and quite frankly I didn’t think anyone could really relate to my situation. Yes, I had moms who prayed for me, offered amazing advice along the way…and moms I could call on (an often did) when I felt myself spiraling! But even with all of that, I so stuck, and my limiting beliefs were running the show. smh.

I remember distinctly having a conversation with my business accountability partner, telling her all the things “I can’t” do because I’m a mom! Listen, my husband goes out to work all day, my family lives miles away so it’s just me… and I convinced myself that there wasn’t enough time in a day to do anything other than “mom stuff”. Even though I knew I wanted M.O.R.E!!!  I literally talked myself out of the overflow God desired for me, simply because I couldn’t see past my current place of overwhelm. 

You see you can never manifest overflow, when you’re stuck in overwhelm. 

And for me that overwhelm became unbearable! I’ve shared this story several times, but I had a serious mommy moment on my bathroom floor… crying out to God saying “If You don’t take over, I’m not gonna make it”.

It was a true moment of surrender. It was not pretty… but oh my God I’m so thankful!

Since that moment, I’ve been doing the work to get my life in alignment. I had to address and dismantle the limiting beliefs that I’d let guide me in my mom journey, and begin to apply the principles of God’s word to implement systems and strategies  to create not only the harmony I desire in my life as a whole mom, but also to ensure that I never SIT in overwhelm or struggle again!

Will challenges come? Yes! Any mom who says otherwise is a whole lie… lol. We are moms, and things happen that are out of our control. This has nothing to do with perfection, and being in control of everything momma! The perfect mom life doesn’t exist! If it did we wouldn’t need God! What I’m talking about has everything to do with alignment, and learning how to remain in a place of victory throughout the seasons of motherhood! It’s possible, I’m a witness!

I’m super pumped for tomorrow evening! My self and some other mommas are gathering for an intimate training, where I’ll be sharing my proven 5-step process to overcome the overwhelm! This is the very process has transformed not only who I am as a mom, but more importantly who I am as a woman and child of God!

 

❤️I’m confident in my abilities as a whole mom. I can now say without hesitation “I’m a great momma, and I deserve the best”

❤️I’ve given myself permission to unapologetically manifest overflow in my life. No more waiting and wishing, I’m claiming and manifesting EVERYTHING I DESIRE!

❤️I’ve created routines and systems that support the work/life  harmony that is my promise as a mom! My life is in alignment, and the areas of my life from being a wife, business owner… even my wardrobe… all work in together and are in agreement!

❤️I’ve overcome mom guilt, overwhelm and burn out, and have strategies in place to help me to remain in a place of victory. God does not want me to sit in overwhelm, I am His daughter and I am more than a conqueror!

❤️ I am now a top priority in my life, and give of myself from a place of overflow. I make time for me, and hold the space to process, grow, learn, shift, release, receive and feel all that is needed on this journey of being. I love myself, and treat myself with the utmost care, love and respect.

I really don’t have much else to say, except to extend an invitation for you to join us! With just hours left before registration closes, I don’t want you to miss out! So click below to register today! 

You don’t have to sit in overwhelm, and I’m here to guide you to the other side!

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

If You’re Feeling Overwhelmed, This is For You!

Nearly 6 months ago… I’d reached my breaking point. I was sobbing on my bathroom floor, after spending nearly 2 hours unsuccessfully trying to put Dream to sleep. That was just the straw that broke the camels back.

I’d been trying to control it all (my housework, my marriage, show up in my business) and nothing was going how I expected…. I was fed up, frustrated, overwhelmed and felt guilty because I didn’t feel like I was being the best mom for Dream!

I didn’t feel like a good mom at all in that moment! It was rough and lonely!

I cried out and said “God, if you don’t help me I’m not gonna make it” 😭😭😭 for REAL! Thank God my hubby was there to take over, and I was able to heed the advice of my amazing sister to go sit in my car and take a deep breath! (thanks @mrstalley23 for that sound advice)

It was 11pm and although I was slightly worried about what people might think, I sat in my dark car and took that deep breath as instructed! The tears started flowing… they wouldn’t stop. I just sat there and  cried staring at my blue front door through my tears! Then I started to speak to God:

“God this cannot be the life You desire for me”.

“why would You call me to struggle”

“Why do I feel so inadequate”!

“Like… what am I missing? Please I need You”!

I’m so grateful for that moment (as unpretty as it was)… bc it led me to surrender, and become so much more active in my journey as a mom (the irony).  You see for a long while I was passively going with the flow, hoping and wishing for better, but not putting any action. behind my faith!

I talked a good talk, expressing the challenges and struggles of my mom journey… but up until this point I’d never actually taken the steps to experience the victory on the other side of struggle and overwhelm. It was familiar. (Crazy how we can sometimes stay stuck bc of familiarity. A whole word for another blog post)

Did God speak to me, not audibly… but I felt Him guiding me through the process of overcoming the overwhelm … it was not an overnight victory… I had to get super intentional about my life, my time; setting  my expectations,  realigning my priorities, and setting boundaries in place to support who I wanted to be as a whole mom and the life I desired for myself!

And I’m so proud of how my life has transformed, using this process!

❤️I’m confident in my abilities as a whole mom. I can now say without hesitation “I’m a great momma, and I deserve the best”

❤️I’ve given myself permission to unapologetically manifest overflow in my life. No more waiting and wishing, I’m claiming and manifesting EVERYTHING I DESIRE!

❤️I’ve created routines and systems that support the work/life  harmony that is my promise as a mom! My life is in alignment, and the areas of my life from being a wife, business owner… even my wardrobe… all work in together and are in agreement!

❤️I’ve overcome mom guilt, overwhelm and burn out, and have strategies in place to help me to remain in a place of victory. God does not want me to sit in overwhelm, I am His daughter and I am more than a conqueror!

❤️ I am now a top priority in my life, and give of myself from a place of overflow. I make time for me, and hold the space to process, grow, learn, shift, release, receive and feel all that is needed on this journey of being. I love myself, and treat myself with the utmost care, love and respect.

 

Although challenging, I’m so grateful for my journey, and the transformation I’ve experienced in my life… because it’s led me to create a whole 5-step process that I can now teach to other moms who are stuck in that same place!

Momma, if you’ve been reading this… nodding in agreement… near tears because you’re so over the struggle… then I invite you to join my for my upcoming training just for mommas who are ready to Overcome the Overwhelm!

On Wednesday, January 13th @ 7pm EST myself along with others bomb mommas like yourself are going to embark on a journey together like never before! Overwhelm is not your promise, and I’m here to guide you to the other side.

Simply click the image above or the link here to register and join us. And if you’re concerned about being able to attend live, a 7-day replay will be available.  I Cannot wait to serve you and show you how to Overcome the Overwhelm!

xx

Reese!