About Me

Hi, I’m Sharmin!

I help busy women like you simplify their space, time, and mind in order to live a more intentional life.

 

You and I have something in common. We are sick and tired of being overwhelmed and over-scheduled. We don’t want to live a life that is rushed, cluttered, or stressful anymore. Trust me, I completely understand!

 

Before I became a mom,  I had all these idealistic notions of what those first few months of motherhood would be like, the endless blissful bonding and cuddling. And then of course, being able to effortlessly lose all the baby weight, manage a full time career, and have a well balanced life as a new mom.

Little did I know that, however, when my son was born I would be left completely overwhelmed, exhausted, and constantly guilt-ridden. I was floored by all the demands of motherhood, not only keeping up with basic needs of survival, but also keeping up with societal expectations. The constant pressure to be a “good mother” fueled my guilt and anxiety. I would question myself, “Am I doing a good job? Why can’t I do this like other moms?”

I think I spent more time on Google than I did with my new baby trying to look up my every little worry. The overwhelm only got worse when I went back to work full time. I was juggling a new baby, work, family, housework, and extra commitments. It seemed as if things were always being added on to my plate, and I was struggling to fulfill all my responsibilities.

My first year of motherhood was the hardest year of my life. Everyone told me, “Oh, it’ll get easier. Just give it some time.” It never got easier.

I was also having difficulty coming to terms with my new identity as a mom. I was losing sight of who I was before I became a mother, and started to let go of myself as a priority. This was not how I had envisioned my life to be. 

I was falling apart in every way, and I could see how it was affecting my family. I finally reached my breaking point and decided that I needed to make some serious changes.

I began the journey to simplify my life by reading books, listening to podcasts, and Ted Talks. Marie Kondo inspired me to declutter my physical space, and I am never turning back. By cutting down on major unnecessary expenses, I was able to quit my job. I also let go of several commitments, and ended some toxic relationships.

 

There are plenty of negative things in our world today, and as much as we want to protect our kids from those things, we don’t have control over everything. We do, however, have control over what we allow into our physical space, our time, and our mind.  

 

After going through the process of simplifying my life, I feel in control again. I am happier, calmer, and even healthier. I can see the positive effects of that on my family.

 

My friend, I know that you want to find peace and contentment in your life, but maybe you just don’t know how or you don’t have enough time to figure it out.

 

Simply Blessed Mama is a site full of information where I share practical, step by step tips on how to simplify life as much as possible for the modern woman.

 

We want to simplify our lives not just for our families, but for ourselves. We deserve to live a life that we truly enjoy!

SO LET’S GET SIMPLIFYING! 

 

xo, Sharmin