Not For Lazy MomsThe Mission

Not For Lazy Moms is a community of resourceful women who are determined to accomplish their goals and are dedicated to helping one another succeed. Through the strength of this common bond, Not For Lazy Moms will grow into a global network of contributors who share stories about overcoming obstacles in life, open up about challenges, and share ideas and advice. We are not experts, we are real women who want it all, and do it all. Not For Lazy Moms is a community that you can depend on for support as you search for answers on your journey to live a healthy and happy life.

Not For Lazy Moms. We want it all. We do it all.

About the FounderMonique Samuels

When I was a little girl, my aunt introduced me to her holistic approach for healthy living. Whenever I was sick she always had a natural remedy. When I became a mom I remembered her recipes and sought out to find additional solutions. I discovered essential oils when my son was a toddler, while desperately looking for a solution for his recurring sinus infections. This led me to discovering all types of natural solutions for everything from the common cold, nasal congestion, earaches, and helping my kids get a good night sleep. Friends and family who noticed a difference began asking me for my tips. Before long, I was receiving calls, emails and texts every day from friends and family who were searching for alternatives. This was the birth of Not For Lazy Moms.

Using natural alternatives, most times, takes consistency and a lot of pure dedication. When I'm creating a schedule for my kids or if I'm simply applying essential oils, a lot of times you have to sacrifice your own sleep for the betterment of your children. One weekend my mom was in town and she witnessed how much time it took to apply my natural remedies while my kids were sick with a fever. She looked at me and said, "What you're doing is definitely not for the lazy." When I heard her say that, it made me think about all of the moms out there who constantly sacrifice themselves for their families. This is why I named my website Not For Lazy Moms. This website is designed for everyone and I hope that we can continue to share what we've learned to make the next mom's life a little easier.

My husband, Chris and I have three beautiful children, Christopher (7), Milani (5), and Chase (1). As some of you may know, I'm a Housewife on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Potomac" and my husband is a former NFL All Pro Tackle for the Washington Team. I hope to use my platform to help others and I believe that when you have the support of the community, you can unlock many skills and resources that make life easier. We are the new generation moms who want it all and do it all! Let's share the tips that allow us to be fabulous, while maintaining balance for our spouses and children, all while living somewhat healthy! I invite you to join this community and I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you all better.