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To share the word about their unique programs and add a bit more movement into our lives, the local Richardson Barre3 and Skratch have partnered together to host a free workout class on Saturday July 8 at 11:00 a.m. There will be free childcare onsite, as well as snacks and drinks following the class. Simply call 214- 484-1653 to reserve your space!
For a little additional background, Skratch is a demand-based mobile app for the iPhone that connects teens in local neighborhoods with adults who are looking for help with tasks. Developed for teens looking for quick, safe and skill-based ways to make extra cash, Skratch makes it simple for adults to “get life done” with gigs for teens that include dog walker, sports mentor, tutor, personal assistant, travel assistant and more. Barre3 is a fitness program that mixes traditional elements of athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. It is available in several studios around the Dallas area or through online streamed workouts.
“How does she do it?”
“How do you do it?”
It’s a question that gets asked of moms everywhere, and I have a feeling that it gets asked of single moms even more so. I, myself, was asked more than once this past weekend. And I heard it echo in several of the questions in the moms forums. Of course, I started to give my typical, almost flippant, answer of “You just make it work.” but in reality it is more than that.
It’s more than just “making it work”, if you want to thrive rather than simply survive.
It’s more than establishing schedules, crafting regular routines, creating your village and ensuring one-on-one time with your kid.
It’s not competing, choking on mom guilt or over-compensating for something that you think they might be missing.
It is also more than acting like an adult, growing up and learning how to co-parent like a boss.
It starts in your mind.
It starts in living in the right now.
It’s not in what happened yesterday, not wallowing in who said what or running along and jumping into somewhere down-the-road-ville.
It begins with being thankful….grateful for the road that led you here and thankful for the adventure up ahead.
It starts with being glad for the right now, knowing your value and taking your lead from there.
Have a great week!
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