3 Reasons I Love Summer #PrepForSummer

Is it just me, or is summer just a magical time? Longer days, beautiful sunsets and more - there are plenty of reasons to love summer. Today I'm sharing three of my top reasons that I love this season so much. Softball. I played softball when I was younger and absolutely loved it. Now that my Rileybug is playing softball herself, I am loving it for a different reasons. There's nothing like watching her have a great hit or field a ball and get someone out. It makes me so proud. And she loves … [Read more...]

Focusing On Myself

Something I always tell my husband is that he needs to take care of himself before he can take care of Riley and myself. I had to remind him of that about a month ago when he was really sick and was refusing to go to the doctor. Miles is a wonderful man who loves being with his family, but he hadn't felt the best in about a week and wasn't getting any better. After he finally went to the doctor and got medicine, he started feeling better and was back to his old self. Reflecting on that the past … [Read more...]

Why Having a Calgary Professional to Perform Hot Tub Maintenance is Beneficial

The most demanding but rewarding job that a person will take on in their life is as a homeowner. There are so many things that a person can do when trying to increase the look and functionality of their home. Taking the time to find out what type of additions will best suit your home will pay off in the end. For the homeowner looking for something a bit more fun and functional, a hot tub is a great addition. Once the hot tub is installed, the homeowner will need to take the time to figure out … [Read more...]

Learning About E-Cigarettes with bluPLUS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Readers must be 18 years of age or older. All opinions are mine alone. #bluPLUS #CollectiveBias I have always been interested in how e-cigarettes worked ever since I first heard about them.  I have been a social smoker for a couple years and was before I was pregnant with my daughter, but stopped when I got pregnant but picked it up again a year or so after giving birth.  I've been wanting to try out the new … [Read more...]

Why Practicing Kindness Matters

Kindness is usually seen as an act of giving; people do for others because it’s right, because it’s what they’ve been taught to do, because it benefits others. But kindness can also have big benefits for the giver. When people practice generosity, helpfulness, empathy, or patience, it’s not only others who reap the rewards. Making a habit of benevolence can improve your health, your outlook on life, and your relationships with others. Knowing that you have the power to make a positive difference … [Read more...]

Craft Room Reveal!

Disclosure: Stamp-n-Storage is providing their products for a craft room makeover, but all opinions are 100% my own. Today is the big day!  The day that I reveal my finished craft room!  I'm so excited to finally share this project with you.  You've seen my planning, you've seen my progress... now let's get on to the reveal!  I have lots of great photos to show you.  Huge thanks to Jenna at JMB Images for coming and taking these! I'm going to start from the left side and make my way … [Read more...]

2015 Weight Loss Goals

I am about to get very deep with you.  This post (mainly the photos) are hard for me to let you see, to be quite honest.  But it needs to be done.  Something I have struggled with ever since giving birth to my beautiful daughter, is my weight.  I am sure many of you understand what I mean.  I did have postpartum depression after giving birth (thankfully I was treated and no longer have depression now), and that combined with my love of food and the fact that I'm not very active - and I've gained … [Read more...]

2015 Goals

Welcome to 2015!  For me, 2014 was a pretty good year, both personally/family wise and for my blog and virtual assistance business.  I can't wait to see what 2015 brings, though!  I am setting up goals this year, and I decided to share them.  I will also be doing a montly goal check in to share how my goals are going.  I figured my wonderful readers would be great at helping me stick to them! Write More Personal PostsWhen I first started Optimistic Mommy, I planned on using it to write … [Read more...]