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Little Mrs. Perfect

Mommy’s Corner is a weekly series exploring our journey in becoming parents, our love for our ShuGar baby, and general topics related to mommyhood.

Sweet ShuGar Loves,

Hi! I’ve missed you these past few months. I needed time away to gather my thoughts and process all that has been going on in my life since becoming a mommy. If you follow me on instagram (my fave social media platform), you most likely saw my post explaining where I’ve been. There is so much to unpack in that post and I will be doing so in subsequent blog posts. For now, I will share what has plagued me for almost two years: Postpartum depression.

It’s not the fairy tale side of motherhood by far, but it is the raw and authentic side that I have lived. I share to not say all mothers go through this – in fact, I would hope most don’t. Yet, it has been my truth and on my blog this is what I do – I share my heart. Allow me to open up about how postpartum depression (PPD) has affected me.


Smell the Roses

Smell the Roses

The All You Need is Love Project is a movement to inspire more love on this planet. The more we come together, the more love we can share. Join the revolution here!

Thank you all for the kind welcome back love! I really do have the absolute best followers ever!

Do you remember the All You Need is Love Project? It was my attempt to add more love into this world through a love revolution. I can’t keep up the same pace with the project, but I still want to keep it alive in an informal way. On Thursdays, whether I post or not, share thoughts, photos, videos from your heart. Use #allyouneedisloveproject so we can all stay connected. That’s it! Easy peasy! When I have more time, I will return to more structured posts, but for now love is all we need.

Let’s get to it! Ever since I was reborn as a mom, I’ve seen life so differently. In many ways, it’s been a whirlwind and in other ways I am seeing life through a toddler’s eyes. Let me tell you: Life is magnificent. You just have to stop and smell the roses. Want proof?

  • Have you seen the sunsets we’ve been having lately? They’re out of this world! Take the time and study the rich colors. It will blow your mind.
  • I have always eaten my cereal with warm milk. I know that is odd for most. Lately, I’ve discovered the joy of cold cereal at the end of a long day. #puredelight
  • There is absolutely nothing cuter than seeing your baby master his language syllable by syllable. It’s as if I see his world opening right before his eyes. He says “tra” for trash and “guwa” for agua (water). I die!
  • Mr. ShuGar told me the other day that I was the best thing that ever happened to him. I stopped for a bit to think about that statement. To be considered someone’s best is pretty rad, but coming from him, it’s about the raddest thing I could have ever imagined. If you knew him, you’d know he just doesn’t throw those statements around; there is profound truth in his words.
  • Because of ShuGar Boy’s sleeping habits, I’ve had time to read more while he naps. When was the last time you read a good book? I’m not talking about just any old tale, but one that transports you into a universe filled with all your imagination running free. It’s incredible to allow yourself to be immersed in a good read. In this age of instant gratification, a book is a nice way to slow things down and cherish every word.

What are some things you’ve noticed when you stop and smell the flowers?

Happy 4th of July to all my American ShuGar Lovelies! Hope you enjoy celebrating our country’s birthday.

Blog Business

Thank you for your kind comments about my pregnancy woes. I appreciate all the tweets, instagrams, facebook, and personal emails I received.  So lucky to have you all in my life! Wow! It’s also a nice feeling knowing that I am not the only crazy one with these thoughts. Several of my sweet friends have reached out a helping hand and I am taking them up on their offer. Never underestimate the power of sisterhood.

Receiving your blog love couldn’t have happened at a better time, too. I needed this.

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Marriage Truths

Marriage has been an incredible experience.  It’s nothing like I ever imagined, but, instead, so much more than I could have ever dreamed of.  It’s one of my favorite topics to discuss here on el blog because it just fascinates me. So many of us take the plunge and experience our lives with a partner we promised to love forever. But, how does a marriage really look like on a daily basis. What I am trying to ask is:

What happens after happily ever after?

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Remember to Remember

Hi ShuGar readers! I hope you are all enjoying your week. Almost TGIF!

Someone told me this phrase this week and it kind of stuck.

Remember to Remember

Life if filled to the brim with things to do, people to see, food to cook, rooms to clean and places to go.  However, what if we just take a daily mini-break and remember to remember what life is all about.

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Speak Up

Confession: I feel completely vulnerable writing this post.  After all, who likes to shed light on one of our weaknesses? Well, here goes….shine the beaming light on it! I am ready to discuss.

Am I the only one who struggles with speaking from your heart? I am not just talking about in a relationship, but this pertains to work, every day interactions, emails etc. Specifically, I am referring to speaking up when you feel there is an injustice or you feel slighted in some way. It’s easier to do this with someone you feel extremely comfortable with (although that comes with its own set of challenges), but how about expressing your heart with someone whom you may not know how s/he will react.

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Dia de Los Muertos: Dedication to Tia Petra

I love the Mexican celebrations for El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead).  It’s such a rich tradition in Mexico celebrated in the end of October/beginning of November. There are other cultures with similar customs, but I am most familiar with Mexico’s Day of the Dead. It is a day in which we celebrate our loved ones who have passed away by creating altars to commemorate their lives.  It is not a day of mourning. On the contrary, it is a joyous and colorful celebration where we honor those who have left this Earth, but remain in our hearts.

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A ShuGar Announcement

A ShuGar Announcement

A ShuGar Announcement

Dearest ShuGar Lovelies,

I am happy to share with you this video message from the ShuGars.  We made it with love and we hope you enjoy it! Once you finish watching, please continue reading below.

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Let Go


I am a self-admitted control freak.  I like to do things myself, my way. I am not intransigent, but I prefer doing it all and having full control.  In general, this works well when it comes to my job. Not only do I get things done, but they are completed in the proper fashion. However, I realize this is all an illusion. I really can’t control everything at all. I cannot control what people will think of me, how they will react to my actions, or if someone will hurt me.  How terrifying!

What should I do?

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The One

How do you know when you have met the “one” you want to spend the rest of your life with?  For those of us who decided to stay single throughout most of our twenties and into our thirties, this question becomes even harder to answer.  It’s as if the older you get, the more cautious you become because the more you experience people who are “not the one.”

I wish I could say there is a perfect formula to discover who the “one” for you will be, 100% guaranteed or get your money back.  Imagine how amazing that would be! No more heartbreak.  Although, I am glad I experienced a broken heart because it makes you appreciate true love when it enters your life.

I can share how I knew Mr. ShuGar was the husband for me.  I knew it probably a year into our relationship, but I never shared this with anyone because it was too soon to think such things (for me).

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