A Little Bit of Me

Hi there!

A while back I decided to change my blog’s title/name from Thoughts In My Heart to the more apt “Purse Meets Diaper Bag”. For all my original followers thank you SO much for sticking by me through all the adventures and stories, and if you’re new to my blog I sure hope you’ll decide to stick around.

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 in, and I’m glad I did because it’s been such a wonderful journey so far.

I decided to change the name of my blog because “purse meets diaper bag” is so appropriate to all the changes and new experiences I have been having since becoming a mom 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 with this new mommy side of me that is revealed daily.

My husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage last May! 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 5 now and Elysse will be turning 2 in a few days, which means many new experiences to share with you all! We also have an old English bulldog named Biggie that we adopted in December 2009. He just celebrated his 8th birthday and 7th year being part of our family.

Right now I’m really on a course of 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 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.

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

Yvonne

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
    Mary

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  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.

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  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 🙂

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  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!! 🙂

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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! 🙂 It’s the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD and the BEST JOB FOR MOMS. 🙂 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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