The Complexities of Being A Woman First and A Mom Second

The Complexities of Being A Woman First and A Mom Second

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A Mom's Life Doesn't Allow for us to Put Ourselves First

Given all the demands on our plates, how realistic is it to put your needs as a woman before those of a mom? It is difficult as hell! 

Women experience guilt for even thinking about prioritizing themselves. As moms we often can't see how to create the space for me time. I am someone who has had that mindset. My internal language included phrases such as "I'm not allowed to" and "People won't understand if..."  

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Women and Identity Interview: Senica Evans – Enrolled Agent

Women and Identity Interview: Senica Evans – Enrolled Agent

Seneca Evans - Enrolled Agent

I'm an EA (enrolled agent which means I'm licensed by the IRS to represent taxpayers) and accountant for small businesses. I own and operate Simplified Accounting where we believe Simple Financials equals Massive Growth. When I'm not knee-deep in numbers, I'm a mom to 4 rambunctious boys, wife to 1 uber supportive hubby, and a master gardener to my little veggie and herb patch. You can find me on the Internet talking taxes and small business accounting -- keeping it simple.

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5 Easy Habits to Put Into Action When Learning to Love Yourself

5 Easy Habits to Put Into Action When Learning to Love Yourself

"Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all!" -Michael Masser

A close friend of mine has had the same morning routine for the past 20 years. Every morning, she spends 15 minutes looking at herself in the mirror and reminds herself of all the reasons why she believes she is amazing. The first time I saw her doing this, I was only 15, and I couldn’t comprehend what she was doing. Now, as an adult, I am so proud of her for having such confidence in herself at such a young age. Regardless of the situation, I always see her standing up tall, taking risks while always believing in herself. She is her own biggest cheerleader, and I admire this about her.

I wish that women put similar habits into place while learning to love themselves.

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