Laneic Lavalle
Laneic Lavalle
Helping Single Moms Live Epic Lives
 

About Makeit218

Hola! Thanks for stopping by. Makeit218 is the official blog for it's parent company MynameisNOTmommy, The primary focus here? Helping single moms absolutely rock at life- 'cause when we're strong so is our family!

Originally I focused on just self-care and motherhood in general but I realized I was omitting a very important part of my story! I was and am a single mom, and my experiences and journey have been significantly shaped by that. I felt the urge to not only share this part of my story but help moms navigate through their single mom journey as well and shine! I'm a single mom and although statistically I should be depressed and in a constant state of stress and struggle, I'm living life happily and my son is thriving. That's possible for any mom!

I'm still all about self-care, regardless if you're a single mom or not though, :) 

My Story

My self-care journey was actually stumbled on really. Before my son it was just something I did. It was already ingrained in me because I didn't have anyone else to care for. If I needed a nap, I napped, if I needed some space from people, I took space, etc. Becoming a single mom meant I had to be purposeful about my self-care and now that another mini human was depending on me, I simply didn't know how to do it! I tried desperately to do EVERYTHING. And when it all fell apart I struggled to find a balance. What was I supposed to be doing, how could I keep my identity and still be a mom? How the heck was I supposed to rest? I couldn't understand how I could be a good mother and still follow my own life's path and do it as a solo parent at that. It seemed impossible, overwhelming even. 

It was a hard journey that meant I had to face some very tough truths about myself, make some very hard decisions, and have enough courage to stop resisting change and growth.

Long story short, I was blessed to have a support system take some of the load off, giving me space and time to fumble through and figure it out. I learned how my self-care practices were short-sighted, how I was sabotaging myself and my success with my mindset on being a single mother and how to take responsibly and start designing my life the way I wanted. 

I know however that my situation is unique. Not very many moms have a support system to help them fumble through and figure it out. That's where I come in :) I made it my mission to help guide other single moms live a life they are absolutely in love with! 

 

General info about me?

I'm a mom (wouldn't it be weird if I wasn't? haha). And my son is totally epic! He's the epitome of a brave, powerful heart and loving soul combined.

I got to play Army for 4 years, starting out pursuing a career as a Behavior Analyst for the FBI cause I watched too many episodes of Criminal Minds. It was pretty epic but boy did I burn out hard my sons first year! So I switched gears. 

My heart is in writing and Early Childhood Education, specifically the Montessori philosophy and Reggio Emilia (if you're a teacher check out my other biz, I think you'll love it!) and I love making new connections with people.

I love hearing feedback from my readers! Stop by the contact page and let's chat! I'll do my best to respond in a reasonable time frame.

Heads up! Disclaimer- 

The site does contain paid advertising and affiliate links. This means there are links throughout some posts that I receive a percentage of if you choose to buy (it's all cool stuffs too btw I promise):

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Guest Posts and Paid Reviews

Sorry, I don't participate in paid reviews at the moment. But if you're looking to submit a guest post or working together in some form then check out the "Media" page located in the Work with me tab. 

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