02 - AUGUST 18 2020

August 18, 2020 2 min read 2 Comments

02 - AUGUST 18 2020

Tonight tonight, Mama's going out!

I’m going to my friend Natalie’s tonight and I’m so excited to see some of my mom friends! We’re sitting outside, social distancing. I’m bringing a pie, Bill Smith’s Atlantic Beach Pie (not helpful for the beach bod) from Food 52 to be specific. What I’m trying to say here is...make some plans and get out of your house (safely)! It’s not the same to catch up on the phone, so put on a cute outfit you’ve been staring at in your closet, swipe some lipstick on your kisser and get out and gab with your friends! You know you need it! Ask your partner for some help or call someone on your quaranteam because your sanity (and your children’s safety... lol) depends on it!

How are you guys feeling about this? Have you found it easy or hard to make space for yourself? The news is so scary to watch and really does a great job of instilling epic fear in us. For example, I had to tell my husband that we weren’t going to open the front door and catch COVID! And even though he knows that he likes to play it extra safe, which I agree with, mostly, but we have to live too!

My post today is mostly for the parentals involved. One thing I’ve gotten better about in quarantine is asking for help which always in my mind equated to weakness or failing somehow. In reality what I’ve learned is there’s strength in asking for help, recognizing you’re overwhelmed, and coming to peace with one of your shortcomings (just kidding we don’t have any of those!). I guess what I’m trying to say is the biggest concern I’ve had during quarantine is making sure my kids' needs are met. We have found safe ways to be social, they are getting the stimulation they need and meeting emotional needs while growing and getting so big. But what about us?

I recently met with this wonderful reiki healer for some tools on how to help ground me and stop the racing thoughts. She introduced me to a  ten-minute walking meditation. If you're anything like me and meditation sounds like eating a big bowl of steamed vegetables, then this one's for you! When I’m told to sit still and think of nothing, that’s when I get an infuriating itch...and think of EVERYTHING! If meditation’s too out there for you, (and I’m still not sure if it’s even for me, but I’m going to give it a month to try) keep searching until you find something that’s your thing sis!

Smile, be cautious, be smart, and don’t let the news scare you from feeling the sunshine!

-Hilary xx 

2 Responses

Nicole Reynolds
Nicole Reynolds

September 18, 2020

Don’t forget to mention being a homeschool teacher as well! My daughter is staying home this year and doing the online classes through our local schools and it’s hard as hell! I’m the one who has to Google questions I can’t remember learning at her age because it’s been so long, my brain has other stuff on it’s mind.
You’re doing great though, Hil! Especially with being a mother to two! I’m stressed enough with one! Haha.

Karina Olea
Karina Olea

August 18, 2020

hey Hilary! It’s good to know that todas you’ll go out and have fun for a while and you can clear your mind! These times of quarantine are really sometimes so desperate and so calm at the same time, in my case in particular im pregnant and having to be locked up all day in my house seems every day like a mission, I need to prepare so that my baby does not suffer this confinement (I know she will be newborn) but I think that even she could resent it.

It takes me a bit of work to know that there is a “new normal” to go out with face masks, to social distance , to think that people are really taking care of themselves as one is doing is driving me a little crazy! haha

Every day is a new beginning and we are all going to act as we see fit, I can’t wait for this to end and we can get back to normal!

Have a lot of fun today! I send you a big hug from Puerto Vallarta Mexico! Your always loyal fan Karina! ☺️

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