Hello, I’m Anna! I am a stay-at-home mom just like you, and I also have many jobs throughout each day that can easily lead to stress and frustration. Between keeping the kids alive and entertained, to never-ending laundry and errands, those things are just the tip of the iceberg. Being a mom of three children means that someone is always needing something from me. I’m also taking online college courses and helping run my family’s small business, and I’m a blogger. On any given day, I go from mom to student to janitor to cook and the list goes on and it repeats every day. I started Fitpire in 2020 because I have always been interested in writing and blogging and I really wanted to find a way to help other stressed-out stay-at-home moms like myself get back their motivation and live a more fulfilled life. My husband is a great help when he’s around, but he also works full-time so most of the home chores and child-rearing are up to me. I’ve started figuring out better and easier ways to deal with everyday life, such as implementing self-care and getting into a better routine. I will be the first to admit, that I’m not always the best at sticking to a strict daily routine, however, regular small changes each day make things so much easier overall and it becomes a habit instead of another dreaded chore. If you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s nearly impossible to fully take care of someone else. To be present and a part of your family’s daily life, it is so important to practice self-care and take time for yourself. Keeping your identity separate from “just mom” is critical too. Don’t let your goals and dreams take the back burner just because you feel like all you can do right now is hold on and try to keep things together in the home. And don’t ever feel like you’re unworthy or not pulling your own weight in the home. Here’s to taking back your life and sanity, mama!