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REFRESH for 2018

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Refresh Welcome 2018A word of the year is typically not my style, but starting out 2018, I feel like the word “Refresh” is appropriate.  A new year is not about starting over; its about continuing what you’ve already started, but with refinement.  You take what you have and improve.  You take your habits, skills, mindset, home, body, etc and tweak them to be the best “you” you can be.

Making Yourself A Priority

For me, this year I am focusing more on myself than in years past.  As a mom, it’s easy to neglect ourselves while taking care of the immediate needs of our children.  For a season, it can be necessary.  Babies require so much time and care.  Add in work and other home and family responsibilities and time for yourself is scarce.  But, only for a season!  As my kids continue to grow, I realize that I have to be the one to make myself a priority.

This past fall, we bought an elliptical machine (that I love!).  As a family, we are not fitness buffs;  exercise, outside of household chores that had to be done and playing sports and being outdoors for fun, just wasn’t a priority.  We bought the elliptical for me, primarily.  It sounds ridiculous, but when I first started exercising on the elliptical, I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest!  I’m not what you would call overweight, and I couldn’t believe how difficult it was!  But, as time has gone on, it’s become easier.  Believe it or not, I actually look forward to that time on the machine now!  I do cardio, either on the elliptical, out walk/jogging with a friend, or to a video, and then toning exercises, at least 5 days a week.  We get this one life and one body, and how we take care of it matters.  Refreshing my routine this year is a priority for me.

Refresh Your Routine, Your Mind, and Your Wardrobe

At some point, you have to make yourself a priority.  I encourage you to carve that time out for yourself each day; don’t give up, and in time, you will appreciate it.  This  year, my health focus is just refreshing my routine to make sure it doesn’t get stale and eating healthier.  Mentally and spiritually, my quiet times and time to read books is important.  Also, how we dress is also important.  As moms, we can neglect ourselves, but this year, I will be refreshing the wardrobe more than usual!  Clothes can make you feel good about yourself, as cliche as it sounds.  I am frugal to a fault, but I value looking nice when I’m out.  Cleaning out the closet and making good investment clothing purchases… this is a priority this year.

Refresh Your Home

Finally, refreshing the home is on my mind this new year.  As we take down Christmas decor, the simplicity and lack of clutter is refreshing in itself.  But this year, we plan to give our well-loved home of 14 years a refresh!  I believe having inspiring decor and items you love around you make life richer.  While frugality is my default (evidence: saving money), now is time for us, personally, to make a few investments and refresh our home.  I plan to take this one room at a time and post pictures on here as we make changes.  This year for me, welcoming 2018 means to refresh, inside and out.  So, I’m investing in myself and my home, to best live my priorities.  What are your plans for 2018?

Our Purpose, Our “Why”


Purposeful Online Shopping

The purpose of Mom’s Priority is to help moms keep their priorities by providing money and time-saving tips, community, and encouragement.  We want to encourage moms to keep their priorities and live with purpose.  Being a mom is never easy and we all struggle with different things, depending on the day and season of motherhood.

Additionally, Mom’s Priority meets a practical need of moms with purposeful and organized online shopping.  As we make purchases, we impact the world.  Mom’s Priority provides a comparison shopping platform across multiple retailers and attributes.  Because millennial moms care, Mom’s Priority provides a way to shop based on organic, fair trade, sustainable, price, gluten-free, and other product attributes.  Moms today care about their kids’ health, the environment, and women across the world.  This is evident in the rise of products like fair trade and organic, as mentioned above.

Purchasing Power of Moms

The purchasing power of U.S. moms is so significant, and our “voice” can be heard as we choose products that are “priorities” for our family.  Did you know that moms decide 87% of all household purchases?  Mom’s Priority seeks to serve other moms by providing solutions for busy moms, just as we are ourselves.

About Kristina BrownKristina Brown Moms Priority Purpose

Kristina Brown is the founder of Mom’s Priority.  She created Mom’s Priority to provide a place for community, encouragement, and purchasing insight to moms.  Kristina has been a “stay at home mom” for 10 years and has previous and current varied experience with marketing, supply chain, six sigma, and women’s ministry leadership.  She has an amazing husband, two fun children, an analytical mind, and a heart for others.  Please feel free to contact her at [email protected].

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