Health

Every Little Thing Has Power

October 3, 2013

It’s getting personal. Even though he is on the small side, this guy has a lot of power. Take a look at this funny video:

Mr. Peanut and My Friend Betty Says are on the same page. Don’t we often discuss the power and control we have on being our best selves? How we have to believe in ourselves more than anyone else believes in us? Joking aside, if we don’t exude confidence, how can our little ones or loved ones see it inside us? Does it help us stay on our positive paths?

Just recently, I have had a taste of working a little over part-time from home, while keeping everyone’s schedule the same (including my sitter’s). Even though my mom was here for two weeks and helped me a great deal, after commuting to New York City for four days, I didn’t think I could keep going. On the first evening back, I was on the train with a knot in my throat. I thought, “How do full-time working moms do it?” I held back tears, dying to see my babies and throw in the towel. I thought, “Perhaps this isn’t for me.”

You know your friend Betty isn’t a quitter, right? A little exhaustion got in the way. I’m very lucky to do this from home but have taught myself to do this from home, to contribute in some way and to do what makes me happy. All in all, I believe in myself. I found out that while I was gone Diego was proudly telling people, “My mom is at work today.” All my boys believe in me too because I make sure it shows.

What’s your tiny secret power? It’s your turn to get a little personal!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Yvette S October 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

    We actually just bought a big can of peanuts over the weekend! Planters brand too!!

  • Reply Leticia C. October 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    With four little ones between 3 and 10, soccer, house chores and a nearly full time job, I’ve concluded that my life is like a math problem by adding two movies then multiplied by a tv show!

    Ground Hog Day + 50 First Dates ร— The Twilight Zone ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Everything must be repeated, multiple times and then some and even when you think you got it right, your back to square one!
    I take each day and select only the good to remember. I learn from what might have gone wrong and start from scratch the next morning.
    I love my children very much but going out to work actually helps by allowing me time to interact with others. I can see “outside” the box and highlight the great qualities in my children.
    There is no better therapy then a little chaos to remind us that we are alive!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty October 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

      Very well said, Leticia! I’m glad you have found your “power” and I have found mine. I’m glad I got a sliver (tiny, tiny) of what it is to go back and forth every day. Even though I have always respected working mothers (in and out of the house), I do even more today.
      Thanks for your inspiring comment! xoxo
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