And This Is Why I Push Myself

The winter blues have been hitting me pretty hard these last several weeks, pretty much everything I do I’m pushing myself. I even have a tattoo of the word “PUSH”, in a place too private for a picture mind you. 😉 I try my best to live in the flow of life but the way my moods are set up sometimes that’s just not where I find myself. One thing I know, though, is that if I don’t push myself I miss out on the moments with my kids that are the most precious. I almost took the cop out and just let their dad take them so I could enjoy a few minutes of quiet but I know it’s so important to share in their experiences and not just hear the stories. So as I take this picture my fingers are numb, my jeans are cold and wet and I’m pretty sure there’s snow dripping into my underwear, but I’m out here. The snow is beautiful, my kids are having such a good time and between the cold air on my face and the sounds of their squeals and laughter I actually feel a little bit better. These are the moments!2016-02-16_15.34.08

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Hi, I'm Xavia, The Messiful Mama. I am the mother of 4 amazing, spirited children who save my life everyday. I pour myself into parenting and, although, there are plenty of days where that effort is full of chaos and drama and sometimes even hair pulling, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.


  • Kayla Garn

    Love this one! Thanks Xavia! Way to be an awesome mom 🙂 I want to do better!

    • Messiful Mama

      You’re so sweet, thank you. I’m sure you’re doing an awesome job too 😉

  • Mama Munchkin (@globalmunchkins)

    This is such a true statement. It is so funny that we have to push ourselves when in reality those moments when we just say yes… just put ourselves out there and open our minds to the experience. Those are the moments that are worth everything!!! Glad you didn’t cop out 😉

    • Messiful Mama

      Me too, I was so tempted to cop out but you’re right those moments really are worth everything!