I'm never one to back down from a challenge. Crazy or not, I will NOT be outdone. I'm convinced it's due to my only child status, but I digress. So when an acquaintenance casually mentioned that they were doing a 10k, I indirectly took it as a challenge, and a little too quickly said 'I'm going to do it too'. Seriously, what was I thinking?!?
So the date is set: October 13, 2012, I am doing the New York Rock &…Continue
So I had a VERY scary moment the other day. While driving to take my daughter to daycare (a 35 minute drive from home), my daughter went into her usual morning routine:
So it's really, really official. I became a 'Single Mommy' right before Thanksgiving. It really hurt. 8.5 years, 1 child, and now it's done. The biggest challenge that I've faced is how to co-parent without impacting my daughter's schedule or happiness. I am thankful that she's young and resillient. Her father and I never co-habitated, so it wasn't as hard to deal with someone moving out, although he did take his things. I thought that it would be harder, but I'm dealing pretty well. Trust…Continue
I consider my life a fine dance in balancing work, family, and personal obligations. Sometimes, my rhythm is a little off, and other times, I feel like I should be a contestant on 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Being a mom is challenging within itself, but adding the pressures of working outside the home really takes extreme coordination between all facets of my life. I still remember my first day back to work after maternity leave, crying as I pulled out of my parking lot, thinking 'How am I…Continue
As I sit on my couch writing this article, I have been thinking (for the last few hours actually) that I should be exercising. Hi, my name is Nicole Aikins and I’m a make-an-excuse-for-working-out-aholic. As my introductory post on Meridian Momtourage, I really wanted this post to be inspiring, but at the core, I have to be honest: I just make too many excuses. Recently I had an ‘aha’ moment that has curbed all excuses and let me know that my health is more important than anything. Two…Continue