Modern mom in Calgary, Alberta, striving to maximize motherhood after a full 40 hour work week. Through her personal stories, tips, and DIY projects she hopes to help other moms create an easier, prettier, and efficient #momlife.
HELLO, I'M MONICA!
My efficient and well planned life was turned slightly upside down after having my daughter. Because she brings so much joy to my life, I’ve learned to adapt and use my time even more efficiently. I now strive to maximize my time to spend with her and not clean up after her.
I've been in my current home for over 10 years now. Honestly, I didn't initially buy it because I loved the house. I bought it because it is walking distance to my dad’s house. It was a huge fixer upper and we completed renovated it from top to bottom over the last ten yeas. I always love my home right after the renovations because it is so nice to see our hard work come to life.
If you are reading this, you MUST have noticed my new beautiful website right?! Isn’t it absolutely amazing?! I love my new website so much I feel like my head is in the clouds!
Would you believe it if I told you that I have been blogging since 2009?! Yup, my first blog was on “Blogger.”
Now that I am thinking about it, I might have been a natural minimalist all my life. When I was young, I was always tidy and kept my room straight. Mostly because I wouldn't have to listen to my mom nag me to clean it. When I started working, I didn't buy unnecessary knick knacks because it was a waste of money and I would likely get tired of them.
Everyone gets the same amount of time each day. 24 hours is all you get. However, there are ways to get more done in a day when you learn to use your time wisely. The very first step to using your time wisely is to determine how your time is currently being used and how much time you actually have.
It is always easier to stay home than to go out, but you should still go out once in a while. It's not that I have been in a rut. Actually, I just have been super comfortable staying at home and not going out. I have created a routine for my family and the thought of disrupting any of that at any time gives me a lot of anxiety
I attended Chinese school for 10 years, every Saturday morning for four hours. I hated it for 7-8 years because I missed all the cartoons in the morning. (All my classmates hated it too.) I might have hated the first couple of years too but I don't remember because I was 3-4 years old. No matter how much I voiced my displeasure with Chinese school, my mom made me go. It got to the point that she said it would be easier on me if we just skip the part where I whine before I go, because I am going no matter what.
What exactly does it mean to do it all? Does doing it all mean you are the perfect partner/wife/mom/person? Oh please! As moms, we all have a million of things to do in a short amount of time, that should have been done yesterday or last week, but is only being partially done now because we just found the time and the kids are in bed.
I believe in collaboration over competition, and sharing over keeping things to ourselves. If you have a great products, service, or something that would benefit others, let’s chat and see how we can collaborate!