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Motivation Monday: Just Do It

Richard Branson QuoteI was running around like crazy this morning doing house chores and I needed some inspiration for today’s post. So, I went to Instagram and saw an image from Richard Branson. This post made sense out of my morning madness. As a first-time mom, I always want to make sure I am doing everything right without skipping a beat.

This morning, I wanted to get everything cleaned up before noon. I had planned to take the little one out to the park, but once I got us both ready to go, he was ready for a nap.

Sebastian had tired himself out this morning by running around with daddy and trying to unpack the diaper bag (one of his current favorite things to do). With him asleep, I have been able to get a couple more things done, including this post. As we prepare for the next 72 hours with daddy, a nap will be much needed. The boys get so excited when Jeff’s home, and so does mommy. There will be plenty of mini-mommy vacations during those hours, and I will plan some alone time with daddy. Maybe we will get lucky and have some pool time while the boys rest.

Aside from wanting to perfect motherhood, I have been working non-stop on The Pines News and my blog.  Connecting with locals and getting to know my surroundings has been a great way to fill the void of not having my family with me. It has really made adjusting to a new state (and the climate) a lot easier. Becoming a publisher of these two sites is something I have never really done in the past — sure, having LiveJournal, Xanga, (free) WordPress site, etc. in the past was a lot of fun, but blogging for “fun” can become a lot of work within seconds. But, it is all worth it in the end!

By connecting with locals I have been able to love life a little more, and create a second family. Speaking of which! This week is the Bloggin’ Mamas Pink and White Havana Nights event, and I cannot wait to see all my mamas again! 🙂 The support we show each other is just amazing — I love it!

I hope you are having a fabulous Monday!

Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social. When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect, feel free to reach out via email:

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