Moxie is defined by Webster’s dictionary as a force of nature, determination, or nerve. Urban dictionary calls it sass, spunk, determination, and attitude. Sounds ideal, right? Who wouldn’t want to have moxie?
Women tend to lose sight of our moxie—years of sleepless babies, diapers, carpools, and pee wee sports certainly isn’t sexy, but we love that part and love the little humans we are raising. We tell ourselves it’s temporary, but we often are tired and overwhelmed and forget that we have to come first. For YEARS. It’s part of the package—a rite of passage, if you will. Don’t get me started on menopause in the mix…
But what if is WASN’T? What if you had a friend reminding you that you are fun and sassy and can still wear ripped up jeans? What if there was a constant cheerleader urging you to be BOLD yourself?
I get it—it feels indulgent. Our kids are supposed to come first and our lives and passions aren’t a priority. Someday soon, however, our kids will go off to college or real life and we will be standing there wondering where to begin. Making ourselves and our own adult relationships a REAL priority is never indulgent, either! It is a great message to our children that we also matter. That we have dreams keeps them braver in pursuit of their own.
Maybe, like me, you’re in the middle of the sandwich generation. Launching your kids while relocating parents means trying to enjoy all the time you can with both generations, but very often not enough time with ourselves.
Whether you work out of your home, from your home, or are a hard-working SAH mom, you are running ALL. DAY. LONG. Finding the time to shop, plan a trip, take up a hobby seems impossible.
Moxie Mama® is the story of how we can get that spunk back and turn this phase of life into the best we’ve got!