The Joy Journal

Beach Essentials for the Creative Mama

Beach Essentials for the Creative Mama

It's been a beautiful week in Miami (actually the weather wasn't amazing but I found the beauty elsewhere!) We even got to sneak in a couple hours at the beach in between work events. Finally a moment with my feet in the sand. Alone. (Ok my mom was with me but I really mean without kids).  Here are 5 essentials for a fabulous trip to the beach if you're a creative mama and get that time away! Sun Hat First and foremost comes sun protection. Besides the obvious SPF - I am loving this new sunhat from Hat Attack -...

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Sara Joy Waste Fabric

3 Ways Sara Joy is Eco-Conscious

It would be remiss to forgo mentioning the impact the fashion industry has on our planet. I am aware of the millions of tons of waste that hit landfills each year – and it is appalling to see what fast fashion has done to increase this. I knew from the beginning launching this business I would have to be smart about introducing Sara Joy to Mother Earth – first and foremost – don’t we want this planet to be here for our children and grandchildren?   Here are the top three ways Sara Joy is an eco-conscious business. I strive...

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Creativity Hack: How to Add 5 Minutes Daily

Creativity Hack: How to Add 5 Minutes Daily

Are you a busy mama who thrives on creativity? This one's for you. All you need is dry erase markers and your morning drink of choice (team coffee!!)  Sit at your table, take a deep breath. Pour your coffee, and get coloring! Give yourself five minutes to set an intention for an amazing day ahead. If an hour goes by and you're still coloring... even better.  Have a great day!  

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3 Ways to Find JOY in Self Care This Valentines Day

3 Ways to Find JOY in Self Care This Valentines Day

The snow outside has slightly melted and iced over. The Swiss Miss packets are running low. All your leggings are in the laundry basket. It's only the beginning of February!! I feel you. Winter is long this year. It goes without saying we all feel it. There is a cloud over mothers more than ever - and the mental load is heavy. I'd be lying if I said I didn't fall victim to this stress - but when does it hit the worst? When we stop taking care of ourselves.    Here are 3 ways to find the JOY in self care this year...

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