2018-Happy & New

Is it seriously already the middle of January?! I haven’t even set any resolutions yet, and the month is almost over. Yikes! What I have done, though, is reflect on 2017 and thank God for keeping me and my family another year. What a blessing it is to be alive, well, healthy and loved!

I’ve decided that my primary focus this year will be to get organized. I am hiring a professional organizer for my home (waaaayyyyy too much for me to do) and I am going to tackle our office! My husband and I have 4 businesses and keeping everything in order has not been easy. I’ve never been one to be well-organized, but now that I’m a real grown-up with multiple roles and responsibilities, I have to start. I plan to purchase storage bins for each business and create separate folders for forms and receipts.

My secondary focus will be meal planning for my family. I don’t know if i’ll go as far as weekly meal prepping, but I would like to have an idea of what I want to cook for the week. Most days I just wing it and tell my tribe, “You get whatcha get and you don’t pitch a fit!” It works, but I’m working on it.

Since I last posted, so much has happened in my life. To begin, we’ve added a baby boy to our tribe. Let me tell you: He is EVERYTHING!!! A pure bundle of chunky, love-filled JOY!  I started a position at the Boys & Girls Clubs as a Resource Development & Marketing Specialist where I have the blessing to work 85% from home with my baby boy in my lap or playing at my feet (Won’t He do it?!). I’ve also been on a breastfeeding journey that has truly enlightened me, and OMG- I have some stories to tell about that! Our kids will be 11,7,5, and 1 this year. I can’t even wrap my mind around it, but it’s definitely happening.

Life is AMAZING right now. My husband is home since he is done with football, and although it was an adjustment, I’m so happy to have him around for more than a few weeks at a time! I can definitely use the help! Speaking of help, God answered another prayer when my sister’s company closed and she was able to commit 3 of her weekdays to come be with the fam and help out around this place! I am forever grateful for God turning closed doors into open opportunities! With in-home support from my better half and my sister, I can focus more on my entrepreneurial spirit and creating a more holistic version of Martavia.

I look forward to sharing more on this 2018 Journey. I vow to dedicate more time to writing and creating this year as well, so visit BeingMrsMommy often! TTYL!

 

XOXO,

Martavia

Earth’s Perfect Moisturizer!

Over the past few years, I have tried many oils and moisturizers for my hair and body. Some are too greasy, and some are too light. Coconut oil, however, is the PERFECT oil for both. It moisturizes without leaving much oily residue behind and it does not cause build-up in my hair. I love it, and I swear by it.

Many people use coconut oil to cook with, but I’m not a big fan of the taste. To each it’s own, though. When you purchase this oil, be sure to get the organic, pure, unrefined version of it.

For my hair, I use coconut oil at least every other day. I have dry hair, and coconut oil is the ONLY oil that penetrates the hair shaft, which makes for optimum moisture. I dampen my hair with a spray bottle, then add a nickel-sized amount of the oil to my hair, concentrating on the ends, since this is the weakest, driest part of your tresses. It makes the hair really soft and manageable. I also use this oil on my kids’ hair. It is great because it’s natural and has no added chemicals, which can be harmful.

For my body, I use this oil every day. It feels so silky on the skin, and the smell is SENSATIONAL! After a shower, I blot my body with a towel, leaving myself slightly damp. I then slather the coconut oil all over in a thin layer. For my body (I’m pretty tall at 5’9”) it takes about 4-5 quarter sized scoops to get the job done. This oil makes my skin SO soft and seals in moisture from the dampness.

I just wanted to share this little tidbit with you because coconut oil has changed my life for the better! It is my go-to, every day, everything oil! I’m all for naturals and organics, so this miracle worker means a lot to me! Try it out today. You can generally find it at any Whole Foods store or in the natural section of your grocer. What’s your favorite moisturizer and why?

~Martavia

Work From Home!

Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (notice I capitalized the title because it is indeed a real job!) has been one of the biggest blessings that God has given me. It gives me the ability to put my print on my kids and instill them with the morals and values that are most important to me and my husband. It’s overwhelming at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Although a great experience, being home with my littles sometimes made me feel that I wasn’t doing enough. While Jarius is the primary breadwinner and focuses strictly on football, I am responsible for managing both our households and maintaining a thriving, prosperous, peaceful, loving environment for my family. My husband earns more than enough money to support our family while I wasn’t working, but some days I felt a sense of guilt because I wasn’t bringing in any income. I was accustomed to working or being in school, but once I graduated in May 2012, I felt like I wasn’t being productive anymore. Although I was taking care of home, I knew that I could be doing more to add to our success as a family.
About 2 years ago, I decided to dabble in a health and wellness business that I could work from home. The company is called Advocare, and it’s the best thing that I could have done for myself and my family. I work as much or as little as I want, and to be honest, it’s not even really WORK. Its merely networking and spreading the word about the products we use daily. The product virtually sells itself. My kids don’t even notice when I’m “working.” I decide when and how much time I want to dedicate to growing my business. PLUS, it only cost me around $79 to start my own Advocare business as a product distributor.
There are three main product lines that I distribute, and what’s good for you depends on your health goals. There is the “Trim” line that is for people who are aiming for weight loss; the “Performance Elite” line that is for athletes and people who workout/train more; and the “Wellness” line for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle in general.
I use products from each line and so does my husband. Advocare is in NFL locker rooms and endorsed by NFL players and other professional athletes (the reason my husband decided to try it). I started distributing the product because we were going to be using it anyway, and we love the results that we have gotten thus far.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in learning more about Advocare for personal use or business, please email: thewynningteam@gmail.com. Also, check out our website, www.advocare.com/14047940, where you can learn more about the products and place an online order.

My First Post…Yay!

As I sit here and type this post, all I can do is thank God for all that He has done in my life. Without Him, none of this would be possible. He has been so amazing to me and my family. We are blessed beyond belief, and I look forward to what He has in store for us.

I also look forward to sharing my life with you. God has been so gracious to me, and putting His work on a platform for the world to see is the least I can do to spread His goodness! Join me on a journey that’s sure to entertain as I talk faith, family, food, fitness, and football!

Stay tuned for more insight into some of my daily life experiences!