Day 5 “Unshakeable Confidence” | Mommy MakeOver Devotional

  Standing firm, knowing who you are, and Whose you are…That is unshakable confidence! With this level of confidence you know that God is for you, and His promises apply to you, as a whole mom! You’re not comparing your journey as a mom to anyone else’s, nor are you trying to outdo or outrun …

Day 4 “The ‘How’ is God’s Job” | Mommy MakeOver Devotional

When it comes to our dreams and goals, we have to set the vision and make it plain (Habakkuk 2:2), and DETACH from the “HOW”! It is not our job to figure out all of the details. Momma, we have to STOP TRYING TO FORCE THE RESULTS!!! That’s God’s job. He has the blueprint. Our …

Day 3 “Permission to Dream” | Mommy MakeOver 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 …

My Segment on FOX5 DC | Top Tips To Master Online Shopping this Holiday Season!

Okay, I told myself I wouldn’t forget to share all that going on with my most loyal tribe… so here it is… my TV segment with FOX5 DC!

I literally have a 95% success rate when shopping online… meaning I love, keep and wear/use what I find online! This has been of particular importance since becoming a mom living through a whole pandemic! I don’t know about you but your girl doesn’t have time to browse for hours trying to find what I need! For Dream and me!

I would LOVE to hear from you! What’s worked for you with your online shopping experiences? Comment below!

 

3 Timely Lessons From My First Postpartum Wardrobe Audit

A little over 7 months in and I did it! I kept my commitment to my “no excuses” weekly workout plan, and hosted my first wardrobe audit. Yaaasss!

I gave myself the time I needed and refused to stress myself out trying to become a member of the “I snapped back in 6 weeks” club.  No ma’am not me! I came to terms with this truth, well before Dream arrived and I’m so thankful! So 6ish months in, I finally ventured in for a wardrobe audit, trying on some of my most prized wardrobe pieces. Here are three lesson I learned through that process:

1. Give Yourself Grace.

I’m constantly reminded to give myself grace as I navigate #momlife, and I’ve been very intentional about giving myself that same level of grace in other areas of my life… especially with my body. Listen, being pregnant changed my body completely (😭😭😭) and I’m embracing the process as I “bounce-back”. Girl!!! It has taken me nearly 6 months just to get to a place where I am even comfortable facing my closet, and that is okay. This is a process, and I refuse to rush it or add unnecessary stress. The only person I’m graced to keep up with is MYSELF. And on this journey, grace really has my guiding light! Give Yourself Grace.

2. Things around you MUST shift as your life changes.

My social life has changed. The way in which I conduct business is shifting.  When and where I go and how I am able to show up is no longer the same… so my wardrobe must follow suit. I knew that some of those special pieces wouldn’t serve me the same way as they did before I had Dream, so I had to get really real about what I wanted to keep. Ironically, as my life has expanded, I’ve decided to embrace a more minimalistic lifestyle. This means that I can only embrace the things that can serve me right now.  Yes,  I kept a few date night and girls’ night out ensembles.  But As my life has become more “demanding” with a baby, I made it a point to keep the majority of my wardrobe chic & edgy, yet comfortable and quick. Now don’t get it twisted, I am and always will be #SnatchedforHisglory! I Just had to pivot a bit. The idea is “grab and go”, while still being fabulous! Things around you must shift as your life changes!

3. If it doesn’t serve you, Let it go!

This goes beyond holding onto things that no longer fit. This is more so about holding on to things that no longer serve me. This is about that dress I wore when I went in for my first interview (that I haven’t touched in 2 years), and that gorgeous gown I wore for my baby shower (yes just a matter of months ago).  Those garments were seasonal and I need to thank them for what they did for me and release! Yes, they bring me joy when I remember when I wore them, but when I think of how to incorporate them into my wardrobe NOW… it’s a bit overwhelming. Almost like mental clutter, SERIOUSLY!!  They could easily be passed on to someone else for enjoyment! I know for some of us the mindset is “it’s in great condition”, or “I only wore it once”, but the real question is how will it serve you now? And if it’s causing mental clutter trying to sort it all out, release it!  If it doesn’t serve you, let it go!

Reese