“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize Our own”~unknown
This is what I live by, Showing value to others and expecting nothing less in return.
Hi, my name is Mari and when I started Living in Mommywood back in August 2013, I’d hoped to share a laid back approach to all things parenting related. As the blog developed, little did I know that my heartaches would steer me into broadening my writing to empower, motivate and inspire all individuals, parents or not.
My losses and past poor communication skills fueled my desire to be open and authentic with my journey, in healing myself, perhaps heal another. My story is not that different from many I have come to find out. We all have dysfunctional connections but usually they are pretty manageable.
Mine is a disconnect from both of my parents and family for a variety of reasons. Perhaps poor communication, lack of education or ego. Whatever the reason, it is what it is. So for me, building genuine connections and nurturing that which I love is crucial to me living an authentic life.
I have a beautiful 21 year old daughter named Erica who is currently in college and is the love of my life. I've used the tools I write about to create a trusting, loving and respectful relationship with her till this day. Communication means everything to us and our connection.
I currently work in Real Estate and that has afforded me the flexibility to be a true present parent. Not missing any special school or life events by working long hours but my passions are vast. I love reading and writing. I'm a Photographer and I practice Yoga and Meditation. Laughter is a huge part of my life. Nothing is that serious. We may lose, we give ourselves time to mourn but then we must move forward.
I believe in Stress-free living and using any and all tools to achieve that goal, so go out and create your best life. Laugh Love Live; that is my mantra.
I am not a professional, I hold no degrees.
This Blog expresses and provides the tools, methods and other information on Parenting and Lifestyle issues that have worked for me. The different venues I have used to go about parenting and implementing self care as smoothly as I have been able to for over 20 years Tweak to best suit your needs.
Let's have fun, learn, share and grow together, enjoy!