A Little Bit of Me

Hi there!

I started this blog in Dec 2010; I wanted it to be a way to share my life experiences and read other fellow bloggers’ stories. Like many of you, I was pretty scared, nervous and excited to open up my heart to a whole new world (blogging) that I have no experience with, and I’m glad I did because it’s been such a wonderful journey so far.

The decision to name my blog “purse meets diaper bag” is so in line with all the changes and new experiences I have been having since becoming a momย in November 2011. A lot of my life, and what I blog about, is finding that balance between the woman in me that is still growing and changing and how that merges withย this new mommy side of me that is revealed daily.

My husband and celebrated 12 years of marriage this year! I absolutely love being a wife (yes even during the challenging times) and sharing our life experiences together. We have two beautiful daughters, Celeste who is 9 years old and Elysse who is 6 years old, which means many experiences to share with you all! On July 31, 2020, we had to make the difficult and painful decision to lay to rest our Olde English Bulldog named Biggie. We adopted him in December 2009, just six months after getting married. He was about 12 years old in 2020 (when we rescued him they estimated he was maybe 1 or 2) which is not common for bulldogs to live that many years. He was a part of our family for just shy of 11 years and we loved him tremendously. He lived a very good life and we miss him a ton. It was heartbreaking for all of our family to say goodbye to him. There is not a day we don’t talk about him or share a funny store, and a year later our girls still wish they could have had more time with him.

Aside from being a mom I am also focused on being more mindful of my health and fitness. The first few years of being a mom and transitioning into that new role were really tough for me. As you can see (or will see) from some of my past posts, I struggled a lot with how to merge who I was pre-motherhood and now as a mom. The balance between fueling myself (which is super important) in order for me to pour all of me into my family can be challenging when you are juggling many things. It took me a while to find my course and each day I am learning new ways of personal growth as a woman, wife, and mom.

I love God, my husband, daughters, family and friends and I work every day on becoming a better person and learning to be flexible and not let the little things unsettle me. I absolutely love interacting with people and feel it’s so rewarding when I’m helping someone out. Oh and I also LOVE positive/uplifting quotes!

I sure hope you’ll stick along for the ride and I look forward to learning and building a connection with you too!




18 thoughts on “A Little Bit of Me

  1. Hey Flacita, I read some of your stuff, all I have to say is that I think you are FANTASTIC writer! You literally write from your heart, the way you express yourself is amazing…I could never do that.

    Love you lots


  2. I’m so pleased I’ve found your blog – I hadn’t realised how much I needed to write and express myself until I started the postaday so it’s nice to find someone else who is using it in the same way. I look forward to following you.


  3. Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a diet/fitness app and online website. I bumped into your blog a few days ago and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in receiving 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    For your info, our online website SlimKicker basically turns your diet/fitness goals into a level-up RPG game. The tracker will work with the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to display this comment as this is more of a private comment ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. You’re welcome!! I know I was wondering if some followers would be wondering “who is this” because of the name change. Glad you liked it!


  4. Your story is so inspiring! I live in Long Beach too! I think it’s AMAZING that you went back and finished your degree. That’s so great. I’m happy I found your blog and look forward to reading more!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Your words bring me such joy!! I actually live in Santa Ana but I love that I got my degree from CSU-Long Beach. I can’t believe you’re a librarian! That’s something I would have loved to pursue if I had not gone the route of Sociology. I love books, bookstores, libraries, reading! I’m so happy you found my blog too because it led me to yours as well!

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      1. Wow! I work in Stanton! We are so close in vicinity! If you ever want to learn ANYTHING ABOUT LIBRARIANSHIP and how I got there, feel free to ask me! I’d be happy to give you tips! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD and the BEST JOB FOR MOMS. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will probably write more about it in future posts so look out for it!

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      2. This is awesome!! Yes I would love to learn more about librarianship! I have my degree in Sociology, my BA. I would love to learn how you got to your position and any tips you could provide. My email is ykmonreal@gmail.com if that’s easier so we can correspond some more on this topic. Thank you!!!

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