#MomTip: Email Your Kids

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Recently I shared a #mom-tip on my Insta-stories about my weekly emails to Luna, and several mommies loved the idea.  I know there are so many great tips out there, but if you are like me, I need tips to actually follow-through on the tips. Ha! I may not be the mom who scrapbooks or prints off my gazillion iPhone photos, but I am becoming a darn good email historian.  

Here's what you gotta do:

*Create an email account for your child. Choose an email that will transcend so that they can use the email account when they are old enough.  

*Pass the email address along to grandparents and aunts/uncles.  My dad emails Luna too and I think it's the cutest thing. 

*Schedule an ongoing weekly reminder.  I have my reminder set for every Sunday evening. 

*Write them about the good, bad and everything in between.  
*Send them some of the photos that didn't make it on your Instagram.

*Besides the weekly email, send random emails too. When they do something totally funny or crazy.  
*My final suggestion *drumroll please* scan handwritten letters, notes and tidbits and email those as well.  If you don't want to hassle with a scanner, use the Evernote app.

Okay, like I said above, I know there are a million tips out there on what we should do and not do.  Don't stress out over this.  The good thing is you can email as little or as much as you want right from your phone! I am wordy so this works for me.  

Hope this tip helps! 

xo Lendy 

Mid-Week Stretch & Self-Love

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I took this photo earlier today when I was stretching after completing 8 miles so far this week.  Let me tell you running, jogging...shoot merely moving is not easy with extra weight, and to top it off having your mind play tricks on you. It is no joke. But I put the spandex back on and laced up my Nikes. 

After this post, I know several of my friends and family will give me the thumbs up and maybe even some compliments on getting it done which is awesome.  The only thing is I know that no amount of compliments or thumbs ups will change how I perceive myself on the inside, but wouldn't it be awesome if it worked?! If only every compliment made us stronger and would chip away at our own self-hate. The only person that can change the way I perceive myself is me.  I am learning to live fully and love my current state because I am grateful for these strong legs that get me through my day.  

Today stop and do some mid-week stretches and show yourself some love.  Do not wait for the kudos, the compliments or refresh for the thumbs up.  Do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel great. 

xo Lendy

Manifest Your Best Self before you get there

Monday, April 24, 2017

The other day Luna said "Mom you're wearing that?" After seeing me in leggings all week, she was surprised I was wearing a frilly spring blouse on a day I was feeling sick.  So I replied, "Yes I am manifesting the way I want to feel. Do you know what that means?" Then Luna surprised me with "yeah like dancing." Between us, I was stunned she understood the concept.  I realized I always say  to her come on lets dance and get happy. If a four year old gets it, then we need to become masters of manifestation, manifesting mamas, manifesting warriors...okay you get it. 

I have been fighting off the ohhh poor me demons because I keep getting sick, my work-at-home job ended without notice (this is a whole other story) and my health & fitness goals have been derailed with no one to blame but myself. 

We all know its not easy to shake off bad seasons, especially for those of us who are worriers by nature, but when I heard Brooke Castillo say "be the person you think you would be if you were in that body you think will bring you peace," and "be the person you want to be before you have manifested the result." Seriously this was eye-opening.  

If we focus on waiting to be the person we want to be until the stars align, until we are in the perfect body or our dream job, then we are going to be waiting forever. If I were in my perfect scenario, I imagine I would be in a happier mood, I would wear beautiful clothes, have confidence, be an awesome role model to Luna and have energy galore. Well, why can't I be that person now? Instead of dwelling on where we want to be and waiting for it to happen, we can be that person now.  

The frilly Spring blouse helped perk me up on that awful sick day even without being in my perfect body or my dream job or at my best, and like Luna insinuated with her "yeah like dancing." We already have the ability to be the person we want to be even before conquering our goals.  I can be happy, I can wear pretty clothes, I can be confident and have energy.  I don't know why I keep waiting for Monday, waiting for my willpower to kick in or the scale to move.  

Moving forward you will find me over here manifesting my way to awesome Lendy. 

*In the photo above, it looks like I am so confident, but nope.  Pure manifestation! Haha! 

Lendy Lately

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Friday! Eww wee it's been a long two weeks.  As I mentioned here, my family and I have been sick.  Luna began the domino effect and then took my husband and I down with her.  It's crazy what a little one can bring home from preschool?! I am still not above water, but hopefully soon.  I plan to use the weekend to rest off the remainder of this yucky virus.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend, here's what I've been doing, listening, reading and dreaming about lately...

It's legit---parents with young children get sick more often sorry to break it to all my fellow parents of preschoolers.   I would suggest you order this herbal resistance liquid pronto!

I've been binge-listening to The Lively Show, and this episode with Brooke Castillo is fantastic.  She said so many golden nuggets, like "be the person you want to be before you have manifested the result." 

I am thinking of trying jazzercise, especially after reading I tried Jazzercise for 6 months and here are her results.  I follow Sarah and every time she writes about jazzercise I find myself googling my local spot. Would you try Jazzerise? 

Awww maybe Juicero isn't worth the hype.  I think I'd still give it a try. When I become a latina Oprah--I will have a Juicero and unlimited pouches of dreamy green juice available to me at a squeeze. Don't judge!   

Mother's day is around the corner and I promise you any mom in your life would appreciate beautiful personalized jewelry.  My favorites are this one and this one

I totally believe we feel better when we dress up and manifest our way to a good mood. So why not add a few Spring/Summer items like these floral vans, a new jean dress and a pair huaraches?! Of course I need to get rid of a few things first...

xo Lendy 


Hello Spring + High-Hand Nursery

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We recently took a trip to High-Hand Nursery & Café. I had know idea how beautiful it would be in person.  They also have a wonderful café.  We had a delicious lunch, and then we walked through the whole nursery until we found a few plants to take home with us. Luna got to pick out her own succulent. She kept saying I love this place Mama!

How to Nurture Your Tribe Once you Find them

Monday, March 20, 2017

It has been two weeks since I got back from #WeAllGrow Summit and its taken me this long to get settled and take it all in.  One of the highlights of attending is catching up with my tribe.

I had several women reach out to me after my posts surrounding We All Grow like this one and this one, and most share with me how they really want to find their tribe.  I feel ya-it's not easy, but it will happen. I believe people feed off your energy.  If your energy is fearful or unsure, then it is not going to happen.  You must first come to terms with your greatness! We all have something to offer.  Once you realize how awesome you are and put yourself out there, it will happen. 

I have sister-friends who are moms like me, and provide support and we get together for my kind of playdates--low key and shoes off.  I have sister-friends who are major mom-bosses.  I mean making things happen kind of women that push me to aim higher.  I have sister-friends who are hustling and working on starting a family.  Some of my friends live far, but I know I can count on them.  Some live nearby and we still struggle to see each other, and that's okay.  

Let's assume you put yourself out there, you came to terms with your greatness and your tribe is growing.  Now that you have them, let's keep the energy going strong.  

Yearly meet-ups like #WeAllGrow summit is a great idea! Attending a summit or an event together is two-fold.  You will get inspired and catch-up with your girls. 
Stay in touch no matter how.  One of my friends is not big on texting, but is great at calling. Other friends are awesome at group texts which are hilarious.  I have a friend who loves to leave us voice memos--seriously this is highly underrated! I think she's onto something. Love you Lola!
Applaud their success like the queen of #WeAllGrow, Ana Flores, says "when one grows, we all grow!
Listen more, talk less.  It is amazing how much more you will find out when you listen with intention. 
Cut them some slack.  There will be seasons when of of you is less available than the other.  Don't give up.  Keep doing the above, and it is okay if you are not getting quick responses.  They will usually circle back. 
Comparison is no bueno. Keep in mind your friendship with each woman is different.  Don't compare yourself to their other friends or your mutual friends.  Every friendship is it's own seed. 
Show up.  Even if you cannot be there physically, be there virtually.  Of course, being physically present is best, so every now and again surprise them. 
I realize now to be a stronger confident woman, I needed to surround myself with women who want the best for me, but can also challenge me without being fearful. Cheers to finding your tribe!

*To the women in my tribe--You are loved and admired. Thank you for making me believe in the power of sisterhood. 

Lendy Lately + Links

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring is officially here! What are you up to this weekend? This week has been so much better than last week.  Hopefully I can keep saying that week after week. Can you imagine if our weeks just kept getting better and better?! Let's make that happen. I caught up on work, cleaned the house, did some writing and got back on track with my healthy meals. This weekend I have my first eyelash extension refill and I think I'm addicted to having long lashes. I never accounted for all the time I'd save. I hope I don't regret it. Besides that bit of self-care, I desperately need to get some Spring cleaning done, and we are planning to give this restaurant a try.  What about are you up to this weekend? Here are this week's links... 

I am reading Making Work at Home Work and my favorite book we've been reading to Luna is If I had a Little Dream.

Do you guys like arugula? I absolutely love it. I can easily have it with every meal like this breakfast arugula salad.  Yum!

I've been wearing several pieces from the Who What Wear line at Target.  Their clothes are beautiful, the price is right and their large is actually a large! I'm thinking of creating a Spring capsule wardrobe like this one

A good podcast I've been listening to is Women Who Misbehave and playing the Chef: The Complete Soundtrack while I work. 

We are dreaming of getting away.  Luna keeps telling us she's dreaming of us at the beach.  Let's make it happen baby girl! 

I have been watching This is Us like everyone else, and I've been catching up on Marie Forleo

I signed up for Resistbot--it's a brilliant way of sending faxes via text to your representatives. Thanks for the suggestion Betsy Aimee!

Luna and I will be making this unicorn slime.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Ciao xo Lendy