Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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3 WAYS TO HELP WITH THE FEELINGS OF BEING OVERWHELMED. THE BALANCING ACT OF MOTHERHOOD AND WORK IS THE SUBJECT ON THE BLOG. READ MORE.

HOW DO MOMS DO IT ALL


I know that I’m not alone in saying that a mom’s job never ends. I can’t complain though because I have a great support system with my husband and family.

As I’m trying to play catch on some blog work, I had a phone call from my husband. He informed me that my youngest son will need to have  surgery on Tuesday. He’s our child that broke his arm last week while on a field trip. Ahh, I’m currently in the middle of six partnerships with different brands. All of the drafts are due next week. I haven’t had the photoshoot. I’m room mom for my 5th grader, and I have nothing planned for his class next week. And, I have no treats for the kid’s classes. WHAT!! I am not prone to stress, but mom life is nonstop. You add a list of other to-do’s, and life can get overwhelming. So, how do I face these feelings of “I can’t do it all”??


3 WAYS TO HELP WITH THE FEELINGS OF BEING OVERWHELMED. THE BALANCING ACT OF MOTHERHOOD AND WORK IS THE SUBJECT ON THE BLOG. READ MORE.


Moms (including myself), 

Stop the nonsense. Breathe. Grace to the face the day. Refocus.

Here are three simple ways that I refocus and that keep me from getting overwhelmed: 

  1.   My heart knows: “I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through ANYTHING in the ONE who makes me who I am.” -Phil 4:14

I am never alone in this balancing act between family, job responsibilities and the extra commitments. I can have peace and superhuman strength in the midst of chaos. Giving HIM more of our attention than the chaotic schedule is part of keeping that great peace.

2.   My mind needs: a planner to write it all down and to help organize the chaos. 

As a free spirit, a planner/daily list is the best way to approach the day and the week. I have to be reminded what is top priority and have to be reminded to say no to the unnecessary things that pop up. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 

3.   My body wants: 7-8 hours of sleep every day.  

Being well rested is key to getting things done. I need the energy to complete these daily work tasks and to be intentional with my family. 


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Outfit of the day 


Along with the mom pep talk, I wanted to share an easy outfit option for those busy days that we need to look cute but comfortable. This neutral chenille cardigan is like wearing a soft blanket. I am obsessed with the color and the length. I paired it with a basic striped tee and a black denim skirt. This chenille cardigan will be on major repeat throughout the cooler months. Cant wait to pair it with jeans and OTK boots. You can shop the details below.



Thanks to River Island for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by Jen Menard

 

 

Comments

  • Kara Aragon
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    Love your outfit! Gorgeous smile girl!

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    October 29, 2017
    • Angelle Marix
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      Thanks Kara!!!! Have a lovely Sunday ❤️

      xoxo,
      Angelle

      October 29, 2017
  • Ashley Zeal
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    You are such a super woman! Always impressed with your tenacity! Keep at it mama!

    October 31, 2017
  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries
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    Love that outfit! I’m like you – without my planner I would be so lost!!

    October 31, 2017
  • Taisha
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    Loved this list and your outfit! super cute!

    October 31, 2017
  • anne - onedeterminedlife
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    I love that long sweater! It looks so cozy! Perfect for winter.

    October 31, 2017
  • Stacey
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    Lists and sleep are everything! I’m not a mother yet but it’s what I need now to get thru the day so I’m sure it’ll carry over to motherhood one day. BTW, I love your outfit, you look gorgeous!

    November 1, 2017
  • Lacey
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    You are GORGEOUS!!!!!! I’m not a mom, but I am serial hyphenate! I do way too many things! I’m trying to buckle down so I can focus on fewer things at once!

    xx,

    Lacey
    The Glitter Gospel

    November 2, 2017
  • Melissa
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    You’re amazing. So many great mommy tips here. Thank you!

    November 2, 2017
  • Mindy Thompson
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    Moms are superheros! You have so much to juggle, but you so so beautifully!
    Xo Mindy amixofmin.com

    November 3, 2017
  • Shelby Back
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    I loved reading this! So encouraging for those mamas out there!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

    November 3, 2017
  • Sara
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    You are super woman! I obviously love this look (per usual) but really love your tips and couldn’t agree more that saying no is so important! And hang in there mama, you go this, xo

    xo, Sara

    November 4, 2017
  • Ashley DTKAustin
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    Every single mom out there is wonder woman! Seriously though. I have no idea how y’all do everything and stay sane. I can barely keep up with my handicapped dog now!

    November 4, 2017
  • Jessica
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    I have no idea how people do it without a planner. I would forget everything!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    November 5, 2017
  • Jaime
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    I’m sorry about your son’s injury!! I totally know what it’s like, and it can be overwhelming and exhausting, but some how we get through it!! You are such a boss babe!

    November 5, 2017
  • Stuart Brazell
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    You are such an absolute inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your story. My husband and I are getting ready to start to try for family so this is great knowledge!

    November 5, 2017
  • Ashley Houston
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    I love this! As a mom, it’s great to know others feel overwhelmed! You’ve got this

    November 5, 2017
  • Stephanie
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    I may not be a mother, but I definitely understand life stresses. I could give a list haha. So I’m commiserating with you currently, girlfriend. But we know that God’s going to give us the strength and ability to make it through just fine! Loving your cozy outfit. I need some fun pieces like these!

    November 5, 2017
  • Erica @ Coming Up Roses
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    GIRL you are SUPERWOMAN!!! You’ve got this!

    Coming Up Roses

    November 6, 2017
  • Samantha
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    This outfit is so cute! Love it!
    http://www.thefitbrunette.com

    November 6, 2017
  • Sarah K Tripp
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    Such great advice! Love this post. You go momma!

    November 6, 2017

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