Self Love & Self Care

Wife, Mommy, Customer Care Manager…. These were 3 of the hats I wore just a few months ago.  Currently I am on maternity leave so I can drop the CCM hat for now, however I am still a wife and mommy 24/7.  Being a mom is HARD, don’t get me wrong I feel like I have my family routines down pack but it’s not as easy as I make it look.  Just last month I sat down and realized that I have not been to the dentist in….wait for it…… judge me NOT a YEAR! Like seriously a year!  As moms we are constantly making sure that our family has everything, dental appointments for the kids, swim lessons, girl scouts, soccer, annual exams etc.  How on earth did I go an entire year without seeing my dentist?  Luckily I just went last week and all is well! No cavities, no plaque, no problems.

It’s so important to take time to care for yourself especially when you’re a wife, mom or both!  We tend to put our needs on the back burner to provide and care for our family.  So this year I am making it a point to take time out each month for my personal self care!  If I’m not at my best, how can I fully provide and care for my family?  I’ve compiled a list of ideas for the perfect Mommy’s Day Out:

  • Sleep in an extra hour or 2 without regrets
  • Binge on your favorite Nextflix series
  •  Get a facial
  • Treat yourself to a Mani/ Pedi
  • Pack a lunch and have an outing at the park with a good book
  • Take yourself to the movies or call your Momtourage to join you
  • Take a craft class and learn something new
  • Sit on the back porch and color in a coloring book
  • Pull out your journal and write
  • Take a yoga class
  • Try out a new tea or coffee shop
  • Find a nearby walking trail and enjoy nature

These are just a few ideas that I will incorporate into my monthly self care routine, what’s on your list? Until next time…



Book Share for 2017

As a mom, I am constantly encouraging my kids to READ READ READ! Mainly because I wasn’t encouraged to do so growing up, hence the reason I am not so passionate about reading on a regular.  I know that as parents we want our children to be better than us, but we have to live by example so I am making it a point to read more this year! Here’s a list of the 10 books I have on rotation, Enjoy ! Feel free to drop what you’re reading below, until next time…



Hanging with the Harrells!

Finally we have come to this…. The official blog for my growing family that will soon be Harrell Party of 6!  hi-resimage-058-4

For years I’ve been told the following:

  1. We love your family – Makes me feel weird yet loved all at once
  2. You make motherhood “look” easy – Hmmm do they know that I am far from perfect and sometimes….. no ALOT of times I am screaming like a mad referee ?
  3. You should start a blog about your family.

Well after years of procrastination I am here, motivated and ready to take on the blogging world.  I coined the term “Hanging with the Harrells” after being told our family should have a reality show, not like #KUWTK but you know a more relate able, wholesome type family.  I mean in my eyes we are a normal married couple in our 30’s with kids, trying to make it in this CRAZY world while keeping our marriage sacred and family filled with memories.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you can relate to something on this blog in one way or another.  Until then …..



The Honest Company


Hey Momtourage!

Last week I signed up for my very first Honest Company Subscription box.  So if you’re not familiar with the company, the honest company was founded by fellow mom and actress Jessica Alba.  She pretty much started this brand of chemical free, all natural products for your home, baby and self-care to make our homes safer!

So here’s what I got:

  • Hand Soap
  • Training Pants
  • Face and Body Lotion
  • Healing Balm
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Multi Surface Cleaner
  • Shampoo/ Body Wash

So far I have been able to use the multi surface cleaner, it works great. The pull ups are OK, for my youngest Jagger we can not use these during night time.  I love the patterns that they offer and the fact that they are chemical free.  The face and body lotion works well it’s not as thick as I would like but it serves it’s purpose.  The body wash smells really good and lathers well, its perfect for babies.  I will have to wait to use the healing balm once Axel arrives.  And I plan on using the laundry detergent early next month once the baby shower is over so that I can wash all of Axel’s clothing.  Until next blog….