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Self care is pretty important, and while I am fantastic at preaching it... My self care practice is pretty lacking.
One of my favorite ways to practice self care, when I actually decide to... Is to have a bath. I get a chance to lie back, relax, and have a few moments to myself.
Bathing can be super relaxing and cleansing. Two of my favorite things to add to my baths, to make them extra calming is about 4 drops of Lavender essential oil and these Calgon bath bombs. Not only do they smell 𝘼𝙃-𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜, but my skin is always so soft afterwards.
Obviously the bath bombs are a pretty big hit, the bag says 8 and I've used 4 of them.
This is not sponsored, or paid for. Just a genuine love of a product.
What's some of your favorite ways to practice self care?
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Someone I know recently brought up pregnancy loss. In her generation, no one ever talked about it. A taboo topic. She said that she was glad people could be more comfortable talking about it today, but she also wondered if we do it too much. How long should you be allowed to grieve for your baby before it becomes unhealthy? It’s hard to understand what it’s like to experience pregnancy loss if you’ve never gone through it yourself. I certainly didn’t until it happened to me. The week before we lost our baby, I told a friend that a miscarriage wouldn’t be a big deal because I had only just found out about the pregnancy. I was wrong. My dad passed away in 2008 and I miss him dearly. I have a million beautiful memories of him. Any time we get together with friends and family, out come these stories from his childhood, about how kind he was or some joke he used to love to tell. You don’t get any of that with pregnancy loss. I have a single ultrasound image and a lifetime of wondering what could have been. Would he have my eyes? Jamie’s smile? Would he love being a big brother? Who would he grow up to be? Many of us who’ve experienced this kind of loss go on to have more babies, but none of them replace the ones we’ve lost. We remember these babies because we don’t get to have a lifetime of stories to tell someday or memories to cherish. Because we had hopes and dreams for their futures. And if we don’t remember them, who will? There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. There’s not a time limit on it and it doesn’t matter if you were pregnant for only a few weeks or if you got a month full of baby snuggles. Just like with the loss of a parent or a friend, we don’t get over it or simply move on and forget the past. We learn to live with it, but our losses are still very much a part of who we are. Sometimes our hearts are raw and other times it’s this dull ache that’s there just enough to remind you that you’re still healing. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day isn’t the only day that we remember our babies, but it is a day we set aside to collectively honor them. To say that they existed, that they mattered and to be reminded that we’re not walking this journey alone. #1in4
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"I really do love exercising and doing activities with my daughter—being outdoors, hiking, swimming with her—is something I really want to focus on. Exercising now is so much more fun that I can bring my daughter with me! When I was growing up, my mom was a doctor and she was so busy that she didn’t have time to take care of herself. Even though it’s less efficient, I think it’s incredibly important for your children to be active with you in those ways. I think that’s a really great gift to give my daughter, to see me exercising and how much pleasure I get out of it.” - @mindykaling⠀
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Rainbow baby 🌈
Is Tired Tuesday a thing?
I’m pretty sure my mind still isn’t over everything that happened this weekend. Want to hear a pretty scary story?
Saturday morning after we returned home the boys were watching their dad take off his shores and our baby gate snapped, broke in half, and both my 2.5 & almost 1 year old fell down our wood steps. I don’t think my heart has left my throat. But I do have to thank god that their dad was there and caught them, because I know in the pit of my stomach it could have been SO much worse. So, in the midst of the fear and guilt and all around pain the memory brings, I have to also feel thanks that my two little ones walked away with nothing more than a bruised noise & lip. •
So here I am, sitting here feeling something more than exhausted. It’s as if my body has surpassed exhaustion and is running completely on autopilot, and my mind has checked out. It keeps replaying in my mind, competing with the overall stresses of life for the number one spot of attention. So it goes something like: Oh crap I forgot to take something out of the freezer for dinner to oh my god are they by the stairs with no gate?! No wait, we replaced the gate. But what if it breaks again? It’s screwed into the wall. But. What. If. It. Breaks.
And so on. •
So to my fellow exhausted Mamas, or those feeling some guilt for events that might have happened recently. Here’s to solidarity because mommin’ isn’t easy. And this mom is tired, in need of a desperate nap (vacation..........), and keeping myself going by telling myself they’re okay. Buuuuuuut if someone wants to come and do my homework & study for my exams this week that would be GREAT. •
So, I leave you with this. If you’re struggling with something today drop it below, and let’s show each other some support. Being a mom isn’t easy, and it’s not something that needs to be done alone.
Soaking up these delightful fall temperatures with slow living, pjs all day and plenty of time outside. 🍂
While I’m over here growing baby #4 (and watching my measurements go up 👆🏻) I’m excited to guide a group of ladies through the same program which game my my first transformation picture (and watch their measurements go down 👇🏻)
Here is what I did:
💗 25 minute workouts, at home 💪🏻
💗 Drank my superfood shake every day 🌱
💗 Ate more healthy foods 🥗🥦🍓 and less of the not-so-healthy Foods 🍪🍩🍔
💗 Plugged into my virtual fit club to stay motivated with other mom friends 👯♀️
The journey doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming and I’m excited to go show these ladies how to enjoy the fall goodies (hello #pumpkinspice! 🎃💗) while seeing results!!
If you want to join us, check out my link in bio and I will send you the details!
"The world may never notice
if a rosebud doesn't bloom:
or even pause to wonder
if the petals fall too soon.
but every life that ever forms
or ever comes to be
touches the world in some small way
for all eternity.
The little ones we longed for
Were swiftly here and gone
But the love that was then planted
Is a light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do
every beating of our heart says
We will remember you." - Author Unknown
For mothers with babies in Heaven - we honor you and your little ones; we hold you close. We remember you. You are not forgotten, you are not alone, you are deeply loved. 🙏
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. If you or a loved one is in need of support, please consider connecting with these communities: @rtzhope, @ourscarlettstories, @AdrielBooker, @grayceandkindness, @mommyandme.therapist, @foreverfootprints, @momandmind, and @postpartumhelp 💕
New blog post is up! It's a scary one for me to share, but a necessary one. All about what my life is REALLY like on the other side of postpartum anxiety, depression, and rage. Way more personal than I've ever gotten on here. I'm going to cover my eyes and hit post now....
👩💻Link in bio to read it👩💻
What my season in life currently looks like. 💕 .
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I’ll never NOT treasure these moments.
Military friends, if you’re ever wondering whether booking a homecoming photographer is worth it, stop wondering. Do it. On your homecoming day, it will be a whirlwind of emotions, tears, and happiness. When the storm passes though, having those images to look back on will be worth every second - especially the next time they inevitably leave. 💛🇺🇸
Forever grateful for @lynseystraderphotography capturing these moments for us.
Something big is coming!! 🎉 Something for all of us who are tired, discouraged, or maybe just looking for inspiration on how to raise great kids. (Also for those of us sitting at nap-time with a jar of Nutella and a spoon, staring at the wall. 😂) My heart is bursting!! ❤️❤️ Stay tuned.
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his girlfriends are so screwed.
Cutest bunny alert. From now until October 16th @cuddleandkind is doubling down. Instead of 10 meals donated when you purchase one of their adorable dolls, they will donate 20 meals to children in need. Always love supporting them 🧡 #doubleyourimpact
Love this family! Kameron, Scarlett, and McKennah are the sweetest bunch!
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One day late! Happy one month to our newest baby girl💕 you are so loved already Isabelle Grace
Our vacation is coming to an end and I hope to always remember it like this.
Willow has grown up over night. She has 5 teeth, is pulling to stand and has the funniest little sense of humor!
I feel so lucky to be her mama and I’m trying to savor every second as our baby moment slip through our fingers.
Please tell me the toddler phase is just as sweet and the baby phase. My mama heart is breaking!
The only other girl I’ll share your arms with...she’s such a lucky little babe 🥰 #squish #islarose
Hi! My name is Oliver! 👶🏻
I am three months old! I can giggle! I still love baths with my mama and I love snuggling with daddy! I HATE tummy time! Mama’s first goal for exclusively breastfeeding me was 3 months so today is very special! 3 months strong and no signs of stopping! That’s why I’m 14lbs now! Go mommy! 🥰♥️ •
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So I’ve been losing followers as much as I’ve been gaining them 😂 Not sure what that’s all about, but I wanted to say hi to all my new friends 💛
I’m Olivia ✨ I am a recovering perfectionist with a newfound passion for living an intentional and fulfilled life. I spent a lot of my life just getting by - in motherhood, marriage, my health, and even getting to know myself. I constantly felt like I was failing, and I was too overwhelmed to make a lasting change. If that resonates with you, please know you’re not alone 💞 But it’s my goal here on my page & really my mission in life to show you guys that that doesn’t have to be the end of your story! A life of thriving is not something you can never reach. Pinky promise. So what you can expect from me is lots of tips & tricks on creating a life that works for you, my honest struggles of life as a mom and wife with goals/dreams, and lots of cute family pics 🌈 Thank you for following along with me! Now tell me something about you!! Xo, Olivia
Light breeze, colorful leaves... it must be autumn. 🍁
What's your favorite season?
#ad Every night Reese tucks in her babies to sleep, its actually the sweetest thing ever! Jonah also has a really sweet nurturing side too, no doubt there going to be there for the new baby. Tuck them and love them 😏💕thank you @tinytukkinss for gifting this set to us. 🏫 🚌 #siblinglove .
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I’ve had days where I’ve felt like I wasn’t making any progress and others where I wondered if I was ever going to feel like myself again. I was starting to get all in my head about it.
And then I’d get ahold of those negative thoughts and remind myself that I’m not in a hurry and that I need to be patient with this postpartum journey #2. Because the real goal is to be my healthiest self for myself and my boys.
The journey always feels long, and it’s easy to look at the road ahead and see no end in sight. But only looking forward can make us forget how far we've come. Or worse, reinforce the idea that where you are isn’t good enough.
In case you need a reminder, the way I needed, remember that just because we have a long way to go doesn’t mean we haven’t already improved ourselves. Stop and celebrate yourself for every choice you’re making for your health and loving your body. Because THAT’S the real win.
I’m ready to mentor women who are ready to take control of their health and live life, who are ready to give up their excuses and make themselves a priority in their life, and want to build TF out of life without the guilt.
You’ll get a private online support community, VIP early access to my new 6 week program which starts October 28th (did I mention our trainer is an NBA Celebrity Trainer?!) meal plans, 30 superfood meals, and ME as your coach through the whole journey! Sound good? Want in? Fill out the link in my bio!
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Super strong flex game. Can we all touch and agree this motherhood penalty stuff is extra wack? We can achieve whatever we set our minds to. Congratulations to @af85 for inspiring us all and for continuing to speak up on behalf of women. Motherhood is not a liability!
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Fall is always unpredictable in North Carolina, it can go from 90 degrees to 60 in a few hours. On those random hot days it’s hard to feel comfy, cozy so I diffuse these oils on super hot days to get those autumn vibes 🍁 🍂
Fall diffuser blend- Thieves, Nutmeg, Ginger, Clove & Cinnamon Bark.
Adorable Camila dress in red and Carmel color
Perfect for holidays!
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Utensils just get in the way of eating.
Have you ever taken one of those ridiculous internet quizzes? 🙋🏻♀️
I’m a sucker for some of them. I think at my lowest—but also most hilarious—point I took a quiz titled, “What percentage potato are you?”
I was only 50% potato for those of you curious 🥔 🙈😂
It’s at this point that I realized I wanted to replace my mindless scrolling with something thought-provoking and substantial. I was tired of clickbait, but with three kids at home I only had about the time it takes to complete one of those weird quizzes, or read a fast article.
I love this picture because this is what Ever Eden is. A literary oasis in the midst of the chaos and busyness of your day. Short form creative literature for those of us who only have a few minutes. Connecting emerging and established Catholic writers with an audience who wants to be good patrons of art. Making modern literature accessible for those who wouldn’t normally traverse past the classics.
Preorders for Winter 2019 end in just a little over two weeks. We’ve sold out of copies for every printing run we’ve ever done. Reserve yours today!
°How does one remain calm when pulled in 1000 directions?°
if you have an answer let me know 👇 I'm working on mine lol
Give me a hands up if you can be reactive 🙋♀️ #hubbywouldagree ☺️ I can be particularly reactive to the kids esp when they are fighting or I've repeated myself for the 10th time #inhaleexhale .
So yesterday afternoon felt a little chaotic I'm not sure why it just was. Hubby helped bath the Zoe. MY mum was feeling unwell I'm downstairs trying to cook dinner and help her. He calls out where are Zoes clothes and towel (mind you I've laid them out). I go upstairs. .
Prior to my mum feeling unwell I was out In the backyard painting with Georgia. Mum mentions she isn't feeling the best so I come and help her. Meanwhile GG is painting HERSELF outside 😬🙄 I'm helping mum dad tells me to deal with GG getting paint everywhere I go outside forget mum's herbal tea on the stove and try hose GG down and clean the mess. Meanwhile dinner and the tea are on the stove. Lucky dad's helping! I'm called to do various other things none of which are what I actually need to do get dinner finished. .
We sit down for dinner i take a bite...mum I need a glass of water. Sure ! I sit down again take another bite mum I need mayo. Ok no problem. And it continues- you how it goes. ( I have 2 kids not sure how you guys do it with more) .
Put the girls to bed the usual 40 minutes routine for me (hubby gets them down in 10 mins) I come downstairs dad tells me to hang my washing outside it's 845pm I haven't done lunches..I say I'll do it in the morning he says if I do it now it will dry. I REACT and say don't tell me when to do my washing 🤦♀️👌 good one Yvonne. I totally created that space between stimulus and my response.
Hubby is like why don't you practise what you read 🙄 hahah I'm trying I swear I'm human I'm learning I'm growing but I certainly ain't perfect. I am becoming more aware though #doesthatcount 🤷♀️
Give me 🙋♀️ if you feel me
Every time we go shopping she wants to buy alllll the pumpkins, flowers, and fall decor.🧡
Me too girl, me too.🎃🍂
When was the last time you did something for God's glory rather than your own?⠀
I ask because we live in a world where failure is looked at as limiting. It makes US feel like WE can't do _____.⠀
But guess what, God can. God can take your situation, dust it off, shine it, and make it brand new. Like you've never even seen it before.⠀
When we chase after the things God has for us, when we chase after HIS approval, the meaningless banter of the world seems to fade away.⠀
We all want to leave our mark on the world, but most of the time, we let the opinions and words of others keep us from doing the very things that would not only change our lives, but the lives of everyone else we are meant to help.⠀
Let's flip the script intentionally until January, by then it will become a habit, to chase down things that bring glory to God instead of ourselves. Let's be bold in the power of Christ instead of shrinking back into the backdrop of the world and what it has to say about us and our hopes and dreams.⠀
Let's do that thing we've been praying for all year but have been to scared to do.⠀
Let's pray BIG and BOLD prayers that scare us and watch how God shows up.⠀
Let's put the needs of others before ourselves, let our desire to give to others be more than our desire to receive and let's watch how quickly our mindset shifts to one of positivity and radiance. ⠀
Let's focus on all God has blessed us with instead of all that we don't have yet. ⠀
Let's lift each other up without selfish ambition. Genuinely be there for each other without the thought of "what can this person do for me in return" cross our minds. ⠀
Let's focus on what we want to grow and starve out all that is hindering us.⠀
Let's OWN the last few months of this DECADE!⠀
You, mama, are worth it. You are worthy of your hopes and dreams. God has called you to something bigger. Let's harness his power together!⠀
#motherhoodunited #documentingmotherhood #mymotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodvillage #motherhoodgoals #survivingmotherhood #celebratingmotherhood
How do you feel about setting boundaries for those spending time with your children? Have you struggled with anything on this list? How do you find people respond to the limits you set?
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✨ F A L L ✨
“To say it was a beautiful day would
not begin to explain it ..
It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with a start of fall .... “☀️🍂🌾🍁
#kidsforreal #storytellingmama #motherhoodinspired #igmotherhood
#instadziecko #littlepiecesofchildhood #ruralphotography #instakid #momtog
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He thinks he’s the funniest thing.
#szafranskiquadruplets #quadruplets #theo #tchunks #chroniclungdisease #laughing #babylaugh #toddler
Short hair, long hair. Theo can’t escape the crazy hair.
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Cute pics of autumn, because why not....🍁
The same route I take everyday, for work, for school runs, for Stanley’s clubs. Sometimes I’m so focused on getting from a to b constantly I forget to actually take a moment to look and appreciate the beautiful season change happening all around. There’s just something about Autumn and all it’s glorious colours that just makes me so happy.
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Don’t let anything get between you and your goal. 🥇
Do you eat and drink everyday because you feel the need to? Otherwise you would feel weak, needing energy.
The same goes with your goals, the closer you get the more satisfied you are. The harder you get to reaching it the better you feel.
Get hungry and thirsty for your goals, no one else will 💪🏼 #realbodies
And sometimes I get to spend warm, early autumn evenings, wandering the forest in golden dappled light with magical people. 🌿
She was was so deeply in love with her boy.
Two hours with these two just wasn’t enough 🌿
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Where did all the flowers go?? 🤷♀️ I don't know about where you are but here summer lasted forever this year, the fall colors never seemed to co.e and them BAM the mountains were on fire
A few days later a cold front moved in 🌬❄ and the next day everything was gone. My tomatoes didn't get covered 🤦♀️so they're dead, the flowers are dead and the mountains... the fire is mostly just brown 😭
❤️🌈❤️🌈 ❤️ Do you have a favourite spot in your house? I bloody love Ellis’ room, these shelves never fail to make me smile! 🌈 Serving up all the colour during these grey days! ❤️ Jumper gifted by the awesome @wexbaby 🦖 #feelgoodmotherhood #ihavethisthingwithrainbows •
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I had my first family outing with three kids under five now that their dad back to work. It went well, considering. I still haven’t done any personal hygiene tasks for myself and it’s past noon but I have had many cups of lukewarm coffee so there’s that. Here’s what I learned so far since adding a new one to the fam. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
First off, I still cannot believe I have another kid. That’s what happens when you stay in denial for half of your pregnancy.
Second, going from 2-3 small kids is easier than going from 1-2 small kids. Not easy, mind you. But easier. With each kid I find that I worry less and am more relaxed so it makes the parenting thing a bit less stressful. Only a bit but every little bit counts.
Third, I already feel like a different person. I’m not sure who she is yet besides tired and sore but I’m excited to meet her. With my previous pregnancies, successful and miscarriages, I didn’t recognize that they would fundamentally change parts of who I am. Often I was concerned as to when I would finally get back to the woman I was before. But I know now that parts of me have changed (emotionally and physically) and there’s no going back. And I’m good with that. #onwardsandupwards
Fourth, I still have no idea what I’m doing. Some days are fun and some days just plain suck. Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am and sometimes I question all of my life choices. No two days are the same and my life isn’t black and white (but my kids are AYOOOO).
I’m just out here trying my best. Some days my best is forgetting to brush my teeth and put on deodorant. But I remembered to bring all my kids with me when I left the house today. I call that a win. 🏆 #keepthebarlow
El tiempo se pasa en un parpadear. Ya Milán monta conversaciones profundas, se encontró las manos (aunque de vez en cuando se le vuelven a perder), paso de size newborn a ropa de 0-3, le encantan los baños y detesta el tummy time.
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Those sweet eyes stole the show 🌟⠀
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Things no one tells you...
That your second postpartum journey will look wildly different from your first.
That your body may not remember how to “bounce back” in quite the same way.
That you’ll learn new things about yourself that you never expected.
These past 8 months have been transformative for me, not just physically but mentally as well.
I’ve been humbled in so many ways - having to modify workouts, not seeing any change in the scale, adjusting to the needs of two babes...
but have also found immense strength within myself. I, the starter but seldom finisher, have conquered 77 workouts with number 100 in my sights. I’ve got a mental grit that I didn’t have 2.5 months ago. I’ve found the joy that early postpartum tried to take away from me.
So if I could share a message with any newly postpartum mama it would be to give yourself some grace. Focus on healing your body. Learn to embrace the journey and let go of the result. All good things take time. That baby took 9 months of cooking after all, don’t put yourself on a strict timeline.
When you can give up expectation and just enjoy the ride you’ll find so many beautiful things along the way.
A candle for you to light up the dark, your footprints to show you walked the earth and an elephant who never forgets 🌟🦋 #waveoflight2019 #takentoosoon #neverforgotten #babylossawarenessweek #waveoflight #forallthebabiesgonetoosoon #lightacandle #parentingafterloss #achingarms #mummyoffour #myhonestmotherhood #stillbornbutstillborn #alwaysremebered #mybabyboy #tinyfootprints #23weeks #blaw2019 #babyloss #lifeafterloss #1in4 #saytheirnames #breakthesilence #thisismymotherhood #alwaysloved #stillbirth #stillborn #babyloss #askmehisname #feelingalone #isolation
YOU. The meek one, the wild one. The wallflower, the life of the party. The one crushing her career, the one struggling to find her purpose. The enneagram one two three four five six seven eight and nine. The busy one, the bored one. The emotional one, the one with all of her walls up. You. I’m talking to you. You are chosen; you are appointed; you are CALLED. You are beloved, beautiful, and rare. You are gifted; you are talented; you are exceptional. Not one is exactly like you- don’t look around you; look within you- look to the ONE who is above you. Today I pray you stand a little taller, smile a little brighter, and walk in the confidence of how absolutely incredible you are. 🖤
Can I be honest? When I first looked at network marketing, I really felt like it was just for crazy people. Like literally, lunatic crazy people. 😩
I have a master's degree. I loved being a speech therapist and then a stay at home mom, doing what I was supposed to be doing in America.
So what the heck was I thinking considering doing something that crazy people do???
Something I had made fun of for years! What would people think????🙈
Well you want to know who ACTUALLY does network marketing?💚🙋🏻
Smart people. Driven people. Hard working people. People with goals. People with dreams. People with kids and full time jobs and DEBT.
Stay at home moms. Nurses. Hair stylists. Therapists. Police officers. Hotel managers. Retail sales people. Boutique owners. Lawyers. 👭💚
And me, a speech therapist. Mom. Wife. Daughter. Friend. Dark chocolate, taco, and salsa lover. And yes, apparently a crazy person. 😂🙋🏻💚
Crazy people seem to be the ones having the most fun.
And if you want to start having fun & making money online with me... so you can have more time to do what you LOVE most 💖 DM me @grassfedmama
⭐️YOU ARE GENIUS⭐️
Today’s workout was another request from one of you amazing humans! Thank you @suarez26 for this request! I hope you love it as much as I loved writing it!
This is all about your lower abs! While you cannot spot reduce, you can get stronger! This would be an awesome one to throw in as a finisher after a workout or a walk!
THIS IS NOT PREGNANCY OR DIASTASIS RECTI SAFE! If you would like some pregnant or diastasis recti safe core moves & workouts, let me know below! I will happily tag you in some of my previous posts that you can bookmark and refer back to and do!
Complete each move back to back for 30 seconds each
⭐️Side Plank Reach (each side)
⭐️Reverse Crunch (lift GENTLY & SLOWLY with CONTROL!)
⭐️Plank Inner Knee Touch
Complete 2 times for an awesome 5 minute workout finisher 🔥
DON’T FORGET! I am running an incredible 6 week challenge open to any and EVERY one! Workout 3x per week and get entered each week into a drawing for $270 in 6 weeks! There will be 3 winners who split the winnings evenly for a better shot at winning! AND the post goes up with each person who joins. So when you join, grab some friends and family for added support and a higher pot! You can do workouts you already do OR use the weekly workout & fitness classes that come FOR FREE with the challenge!
Yeah. I know it sounds too good to be true but I promise it is not 😂 I just wanted to create a challenge that would be super easy to say yes to that would get as many people as possible in a great workout routine before the craziness of the holidays hits.
Imagine a holiday season were you still take care of yourself and make yourself a priority because you have the habit in place! This challenge ends the week of Thanksgiving so we will set you up to do just that. Enrollment closes on Sunday & as soon as you join you get access to all my previous fitness classes and our awesome private facebook group!
Join with the link in my bio ❤️
Last night Flora told me she didn’t want to go to bed because she didn’t want to grow bigger and have to leave us 😭 same girl... With her 4th birthday approaching- she is truly coming out of her toddler self and into a little girl. It’s beautiful but man does it give me a lump in my throat the size of Texas. My little rosebud... #babiesdontkeep
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WhAts your night time routine? Because mine is pretty simple 😅🤫💅🏾 •
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Did you say Bath Time 🥴???
Finn is definitely.... getting used to being bathed let's just say that. But absolutely adores being wrapped up in a warm towel afterwards. It's almost worth all the tears that are shed during those 39 seconds of bath time 😅. .
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Have you ever gotten mad at your kids when they make it hard to clean? Today I lost my patience and yelled at my kids. I'm not proud of it. But it happened (and does happen) nonetheless. I was trying to sweep and mop the kitchen, but my four year old kept running through my path. After I redirected and put him in the living room, my one year old came behind me and pulled all of the Tupperware out of the cabinet. After cleaning that up and trying to sweep again, I hear screaming over toys, then a thump, then a "mommy he hit me" followed by more screaming. This scenario repeated as I tried switching sheets and folding laundry. So I lost patience, yelled, then put my kids in separate rooms with books (which lasted 5 minutes). Being a stay-at-home parent isn't hard. It's the constant redirection and mental load from trying to teach kids (while also trying to keep order) that's hard. Today's just one of those days where it's frustrating to get things done. But I'm trying to reset and remind myself that my children are not another task on my checklist. It's easy to lose sight of that sometimes.
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Living the ball pit life 🥰. I can’t think of anything to write tonight so I’m just going to leave with this photo of Florence living her best life!
Today I have:
Left the house at 7.30am for a CT scan of my ankle in Bristol
Taken Rohan to playgroup on my own (being dropped off and picked up by rob)
Cleaned the bathroom
Made myself lunch (a sandwich carried to the sofa in a bread bag in my teeth!) Went for tea with a friend to the @theethicurean (she picked me up and drove me there & back)
Sorted out three piles of dirty washing
Put away Rohan's clean clothes
Hung out clean washing on the dryer
Fed Rohan dinner (Rob made it)
Helped Theo with his homework
Sung and played a matching game with Rohan in the bath
Am about to have a bath and wash my hair in a minute... Then I'm done.
Oh I forgot I answered work emails and messages about postponed sessions that need arranging and booked a doctor's appointment to have my stitches removed!
I've sat down for an hour or two in between all these things but it just amazes me what I can achieve compared to last week. I feel tired and my ankle is aching, but just one or two of those things last week would've wiped me out.
I know perhaps it may be too much, and I don't think I could do this every day, but it does make me think that this is not far for the amount of tasks I'd do daily before. When it's all listed out it seems like a lot doesn't it? No wonder we constantly feel knackered.
Edited to say that being busy and cleaning are majorly two coping mechanisms of mine, when I'm struggling or about to wobble. The trauma of the injury and the effects of it are starting to sink in a little bit more and I don't feel good about it. This post definitely isn't intended to be boasting or make anyone feel like they're not doing enough or whatever, more of a record for me to know that I've achieved something, a record of my recovery but also a little bit of a reality check that I'm finding coming to terms with things hard. I know it's only a broken ankle and it will heal but it's caused so much disruption and stress on our already stressful lives.
The countdown to ONE is on! My baby girl is 11 months old today! 😩
Picky eating tip! Serve new foods with fun, weird, interesting utensils and 9 times out of 10 a picky eater will try the food 🤷Maybe just to use the weird utensil, but if they try it, who cares, right?⠀
For many kids, food picks, tiny spoons, brightly colored or decorated toothpicks, skewers and chopsticks are so interesting and fun that they become an incentive to eat whatever is being served.⠀
I call these little character-topped fellows “fork friends.” Historically, my girls would happily try even a food they loathed if I served it with a fork friend. Go figure 😊⠀
If you are struggling with fussy eaters, I am offering part of my online picky eating course as a part of the Xo Online Parenting Conference which launched yesterday! Visit my link in profile for details. Otherwise, stay tuned for my full online course launching soon on how to navigate picky eating from the ground up. In the meantime, grab my FREE guide to reducing picky eating - link in profile! 👆👆👆⠀
Have you tried using interesting utensils? How did it go? 👇👇👇
Nine months of loving on you, Hadley Finn! This month @cuddleandkind launched their #milestonesformeals program & I’m so excited to share this amazing cause with you guys. For every milestone photo you post with your cuddle+kind doll and the hashtag #milestonesformeals, they will donate 1 meal to a child in need 💛
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Fall vibes 🍂🍂🍂
Quit feeling sorry for myself today.
Sorry that I’m so busy.. but that’s life.
Sorry that I’m grumpy and irritable.. but that’s all on me.
Sorry that I feel like shit.. but I know how to fix it.
Sorry that I don’t have time.. but I can make time.
Quit feeling sorry, and quit with the lame ass excuses.
Here’s the thing,
Excuses make sure that your life is the same as it was yesterday.
I’m currently in a season of life with my kids that feels easier than the last few years and sometimes I feel guilty about.
I love the ages they are at, 3 1/2 and 1. Being pregnant was really hard. From age 1 1/2 to 2 1/2, Roman was very difficult to figure out with extreme emotions and a unique personality. The transition to two kids with having a new baby and a toddler was challenging to navigate. We didn’t sleep through the night for a year (and still aren’t really). It’s been two years of hard.
Now we are in a stage where both boys are more independent for their respective ages, we have a great routine, and I get a lot more breaks because of preschool and childcare. I have breathing room and a renewed joy for parenting and it feels amazing. So why do I feel guilty?
I think it’s because motherhood is challenging no matter what, but you’re more relatable when it’s REALLY hard and you can be real about it. When other moms around you are struggling, you feel like you can sympathize because you were just in that season and it still feels raw, but you’re not really in it anymore so maybe you shouldn’t even try to relate.
I’m finally able to wake up before my kids regularly to do devotions. I got a gym membership and can workout outside my home. I run a side hustle and have pockets of time to work at it. But I feel hesitant to talk about those things because I don’t want anyone to feel like they should be doing any of them in their season of life. I know it’s not always possible because I lived it! There are times when you’re just trying to survive and there are no further expectations.
Maybe this all sounds silly and is just a part of life and different seasons but it’s something I’m working through. I try to keep it real, and currently my “real” is a place of more rest, slightly less chaos, and more intentional growth. I’m still learning how to swim well, but I’m no longer treading water in the deep end. Wherever you’re at, remember it’s just a season 😘
As adorable as he is in a little beanie, I miss his ears 😂 #thatbutlerlife
this kid is SO stoked for Halloween! it’s all he talks about. he’s obsessed with all things spooky and loves the decorations! 🎃
have you decorated for fall/Halloween yet?! ⠀⠀
I saw Christmas stuff at the grocery store last week! 😱
Have any of you tried this before? 🤣 Believe it or not, my 8-year-old daughter Parker told me about it.
Once you do it, tell me what Siri says in the comments! 👇🏼
Add life to your days, not days to your life.
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✨ Life as a latina Mami means My boys get to learn my culture, my language and family traditions. People tell me how great it is that I talk to them 100% in spanish, (my husband takes care of the English 😊). I want them to grow close to family, teaching them the values that my parents instilled in me and knowing where they come from (yes we have a big family). But also creating our new traditions as a family based on God’s plan and love.
As a Latina blogger and creative, representation of fellow Hispanic and Latina creatives is important to me to be able to help other moms feel them confident about themselves and motherhood, not because we live in a different country we have to forget our roots. Keep shining and be yourself always.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ve partnered with fellow Hispanic mom bloggers and creatives to raise exposure of all the fabulous mamás there are in this space. Show them all some amor! ❤️ #latinamomcollab .
La vida como Mami Latina significa que tengo la oportunidad de enseñarle a mis hijos mi cultura, tradiciones y mi idioma. Gente se sorprende y me felicita por que les hablo 100% español, pero a mi se me hace completamente normal, (mi esposo se encarga del inglés ☺️) Quiero que mis hijos crezcan cerca de nuestra familia (y si tenemos una familia muy grande) que sepan la importancia de la familia nuestras tradiciones y educarlos con los valores que mis padres me inculcaron. Claro que basándonos en el amor y los planes de Dios y creando nuevas tradiciones con mi familia.
Es importarte para mi, como latina creativa, poder ayudar a otras mamas a que se sientan seguras de si misma de su maternidad, compartiendo un poco de mi vida. No por que vivamos en un país diferente tenemos que olvidarlos de nuestras raíces. Sigue Brillando y siempre se tu misma. ✨.
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I have heard the question more times than I can count by now- “Isn’t positive parenting just permissive parenting?” As a matter of fact, even yesterday’s post had this very issue raised. I love that this post was already planned so that it may help clarify for parents who might be new to this way of parenting.
Positive parenting is about creating a connection with your child that establishes a strong foundation. While also creating boundaries that are important in each family unit. (After all, what works for one family doesn’t always work for another, and that’s ok!) When we create an environment where a child is safe to make mistakes, we are able to guide them creating win/win outcome within our boundaries.
What does positive parenting mean to you? 💖
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Get outside. 🌳✨
“Higher, further, faster, baby.” ✈️ Spent the weekend at @disneyland w/this little flier 🥰 #captainmarvel
“No babe. I’ve left the washing up for you again. Ocean is still cluster feeding.” I grin to myself. “Oh, and while your in the kitchen. Could I get another tea. Thanks” 🧡🍂😂 also - I’m living in this caramel breastfeeding jumper from @chicanddiscreet so much I thought I’d better get some cosy joggers to match. 😍
I just want to add that a lot of the time when we think ‘baby is really hungry’ and ‘I’m not producing enough milk’ ‘I have no choice but to put baby on formula now’ we’re just misinformed. Cluster feeding is totally normal. Don’t supplement with formula because of this. Just remind your self that it is normal and a lot of people aren’t aware of this (so the advice they give - although it may sound logical - is off). Cluster feeding happens when babies want to feed more often and in a more condensed period of time. Cluster feeding happens more frequently at night and can coincide with baby preparing for or going through a growth spurt, preparing for longer stretches of sleep (though this is not always the case!) or they may be catching up if they didn’t eat as much during the day.
Life changes can also impact baby and they may want to be closer with you resulting in longer feeding sessions. This is often the case when baby is feeling discomfort from being ill or teething. It can also coincide with a change in your situation like your return to work, baby’s teething, or some other discomfort in baby’s life can also cause cluster feeding and fussiness. (Source: lansinoh.co.uk @lansinohfamily) 🧡🧡
36 weeks 4 days in; 36 weeks 4 days out.
Before kids, and after, because the "before" had the nerve to show up on Facebook this morning.
Before: I only woke up before 10 a.m. for work. I was 21, managing the administrative side of a furniture store with probably the most chill store manager ever who let me do school work in my downtime. I meticulously planned my outfits and never left my bedroom without makeup. I was dating a guy who I was (probably literally) crazy about, and he was dating me aaand anyone else who gave him attention. 🤷♀️ Not the only time in my life that that's happened. I heavily restricted my diet, did at minimum an hour of cardio five times a week, and liked to play "How many Long Island Iced Teas before my world spins". Seven, by the way. Boyfriend and I were out nearly every night, either at one of his gigs or drinking with his friends.
After: 28??? These are my pajamas. Absolutely zero makeup. I could've edited out the baby, but this is reality. If my children sleep past 6:30 a.m. then we've slept in. I'm arguing with my oldest right now about laundry, because he "can't put his dirty clothes in" the hamper so I offered to and that was also unacceptable. Now he "can't get dressed." 🙄 I had to scrub a toilet before I even made it to my coffee this morning. Diet? I don't know her. I have a strict 8 p.m. bedtime, not just for the children. I have a beer maybe once a month, at home after a wild day of parenting, while watching TV. At 23, I thought I would just temporarily date this tall, tattooed dude who listened to metal and actually had his own car; but five years and two babies later, I'd say we're pretty into each other most days. If I'm not breaking up a fight, cooking a meal, or cleaning something, then I'm probably grocery shopping for the third time in a week, or researching real estate or some medical dilemma that I momentarily believe one of my children has. The closest I get to a night out is our once a week meal with my family, and when we rent a movie that we wish we could've seen in the theater.
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💫 Synchronicity 💫
As if you hadn’t already guessed, sobriety kickstarted the spirituality within me that I’d been pushing down for years, most likely as a real fear of it and all that it may bring. Well I can no longer ignore the truth of it in my life and no longer do I want to.
You may have seen my stories of the butterfly that has been frequenting my garden for the last 3 years (I know it’s not the same one, but that’s weird in itself perhaps?) but I’m fully aware of the signs around me now, more than ever. I wanted to share this little story of something that happened a couple of weeks back.
On a recent little trip to a local crystal shop with a best mate and not so little Marni, I spotted this beautiful chevron Amethyst and whilst I swore I wouldn’t be buying anything, it was literally screaming at me to buy it! 😬 So I gave in and did. Afterwards and relenting to the usual request of Ice Cream 🍦, we stopped by the sea in Ilfracombe to take in the peace and watch her cover herself in said Ice Cream. As we were leaving I spotted a mini card on the floor with the Ace of Spades ♠️ on it. A guy on a bench was pouring himself a wine from an old coke bottle (it was about 2pm on a Sunday) and I’d been watching him and being grateful for my sobriety. He asked what I’d just found and so I showed him. We started singing The Ace of Spades, had a chuckle and carried on our way.
On getting home, I unwrapped the Amethyst I’d bought and was having a good look at it and what did I find??? Only a freaking Ace of Spades shape indented in the bottom of it!! 😳🤯✨ I’ve had a dig around for meanings and I’m a bit blown away to be honest, who wouldn’t be? I’m not too fussed but what I do know is that I need never doubt the universe again, it has my back, I’m listening and I fully trust. Just magic 💫
It’s the great pumpkin, Natty Lou! 🎃
We went to the pumpkin patch over the weekend and had the best time! I shared all our fun on the blog this morning if you want to check it out! Link in bio!👻 .
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When you sing 6,000 lullabies all morning, only to find out your son will only fall back asleep to early 2000’s pop songs. 😂🤷🏻♀️ .
Anyways...back when I got pregnant with my oldest, I made a list of all of the “good moms” I knew, and I thought that in order for me to be a good mom too, I had to change myself to be exactly like them. I thought I needed the same laundry detergent as Kathy. I thought I needed the same stroller as Tracy. I thought I had to give up playing music and wearing super skinny jeans and eating Taco Bell and all of the things that they didn’t do, too. .
I spent my first five years of motherhood pretending to be someone who I wasn’t, and one day, after a massive identity crisis (go figure), I realized that good moms are all different. We sing different songs and eat different foods and all raise our babies differently...and that’s the beauty of parenting. Different doesn’t mean better or worse; it just means we’re all moms trying our hardest in our own individual ways. So, wear whatever clothes you want. Eat whatever foods you want. Raise your babies to see the wonderfully unique things about you and your family. And if your baby loves Top 40 hit songs as much as mine does, sing your heart out, mama. 😂❤️ .
🎼Song is “Whatever You Like” by TI
Hi all! 👋🏻 Come follow my new account since my original one decided to lock me out.😐 Nothing like a fun instagram hack and new account to start off a week! Good thing there aren't any bad days this sweet boy can't fix. 🧁 Happy Monday y'all!!
A little reminder to myself, and hopefully a few other mamas, that no matter how much we may feel like we fall short as parents- our littles don’t. They’re so quick to forgive & forget. They’re such beautiful, little reminders to be gentle with ourselves. That no matter how down we get, we are their happiness & safe place. They’re looking up to us, even when we don’t realize.
I don’t remember whose quote it is but it went something like this: “rest easy, mama. the simple fact that you worry about whether you’re a good mother or not, means you are.” It hit home & I think we all need to have it in the back of our minds. ♡
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