The 18-month old

My baby (to be known as Tiny Tot) turned 1 and a half (in mom terms 18 months). I’ve never really had to opportunity to talk about her much on the blog because I didn’t think there was a place for it. Guess what? It’s the place for it now.

I’ve been blessed to be able to spend time with my child and still work full-time. Sometimes it’s challenging and sometimes it’s just not easy. There are days when I do have to depend on the care of others to help me out, but for the most part, she’s with me.

Is it possible to have it all?

I don’t know. I know it’s possible to make the situation work for you. I don’t have it all figured out. I’m still searching balance. There are some days when I think I have it figured out and others I feel like I’ve lost control completely. If every day was the exact same, I think we all could get a strong handle on life, but that would be extremely boring, right?

I’m lucky that I don’t always have to work in an office.  I’m lucky that I can set my own terms.  I’m sure some people show up to my office and might get annoyed that she’s having a tantrum or just wants me to hold her, or screams when I’m on the phone.  But you know what? I don’t care.  I still get my job done with my child by my side.  I’m setting a good example for her. Plus, she gives me the little breaks that I need to slow day to pay attention to her needs and to be present with her.

Tiny Tot amazes me every day. She’s talking now and I can understand what she’s saying. It’s funny when she imitates me on the phone and when she points to something and knows what it is. She learns new words every day. She knows what our routine is in the morning. I even like that she can carry things to and from the car for me.

She is a huge reflection of me.  She watches me.  She learns from me. It is the most challenging but most rewarding job I’ll ever have.

The necessary name change

The necessary name change

Welcome to Mom Works It Out! You probably haven’t noticed but I’ve changed the name of the blog. It’s been a hard decision because I’ve been We Beat Fat for so long but I really feel like it was time to change. We Beat Fat hasn’t been a WE for a long time. Yes, it was a place to chronicle our healthy living but it was more about Angela and less about Willie. He took his hand at blogging and decided it wasn’t the place for him. We lost weight as a couple and started living a healthy life but… View Post

The battle for mental health

The battle for mental health

There’s been so much talk lately about mental health lately with the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. I was a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and one day I hope to be able to tell a story like him.  That death hit me a little harder, but it also opened up some emotions in me.  People committed suicide every day and I’m glad there is focus on mental health right now.  But I feel like we should be focusing on this more than what we do and I don’t mean by giving out a suicide prevention number. I’m… View Post

The future is calling

The future is calling

The future is calling and it’s time to start making plans. A new day is on the horizon and I am really trying to start something new.  I need the change because things are just not good.  My attitude hasn’t been positive.  I’ve stopped planning, therefore, I’ve stopped setting goals. I’ve been slacking off a bit lately and I haven’t felt like myself.  I’ve been down.  I haven’t had a positive outlook on much.  I guess I’ve just been lost. Normally, I’m really hard on myself for these things, but after a deep discussion yesterday I won’t be like that.… View Post

Mother’s Day revelation

Mother’s Day revelation

I hope all the mommas out there had a good Mother’s Day  I wanted to make my return to blogging yesterday, but my site had something else in mind.  This morning things are back to normal (a bit) so I’m ready to dive in. Motherhood has changed my life completely and I feel like I keep saying the same things over and over. I don’t think I’m that interesting or what I do is anything special. But there are people who still follow me, who are interested in the journey, and just want to know. I need to share those… View Post