Life Lessons from Mariska Hargitay

Hargitay has a very life-affirming personality now, thanks in no small part to her father. She told Good Housekeeping,  “The message I got from my father was that life is hard, but you just don’t quit,” Hargitay says. “I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness. You’ve got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge.”

She also said, “I don’t focus on what I can’t control,” saying. “If I can’t control it, let’s move on. I think that we have all been swallowed up in ‘shoulda-woulda-coulda.’ You figure it out and you walk tall and go through it. Some days it’s chicken, and some days it’s feathers.” Smart advice.

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How do blogger mommas do it?!

Good morning and happy Monday to you all!! I have a serious question for all the blogging mommas out there! How do you all do it?

I am a mom of three and I work full time outside of the home. I am very passionate about DIY and expressing my self through crafts. I manage to get things done on the evenings when the kids are in bed and on the weekends, but I don’t get to take great photos of my work. Why, you ask?

First of all because natural lighting is not so great because it’s Winter – days are mostly cloudy here in the East. If the sun doesn’t come out, then forget taking great photos. Secondly, some days are just too cold and breezy to step outside of the house. Thirdly, it’s dark outside by the time I get home from work. I honestly daydream about the great outdoors at least once a week everyday while at work.

So how do you all do it? Please share your ideas with me. I really want to get my blog moving forward and make new great friends.

Thank you!