😂😂😂😂Right!! What’re your plans for Valentine’s Day? I’ll be leaving my family to go partying in Vegas with my Mom Tribe- now that’s romantic! 😂 📸 @lifeforeverchanged
1809532 days ago
Yesterday, I had all three of my children with me. The two who should have been at school were sick with fevers, ear infections, and lava burning throats so I took them - all three - to the doctors office to be checked out. My toddler daughter, who is learning how to talk (and scream, thanks to her Kung fu fighting brothers) decided that she was DONE with her car seat, the waiting room, waiting in the exam room, then waiting at the pharmacy. So, she started screaming, “HELP ME! HELP ME!!!” It would have been 2% amusing if she looked anything like me but she doesn’t and I’ve legit been asked if I am the nanny. I look like my Greek Italian side. My daughter looks like my incredibly pale, blonde, blue eyed Nordic husband. So, people were staring at us and I think honestly wondering if my girl throwing an epic fit in public might have been in the middle of a kidnapping.
So, that was fun 🤦🏻♀️ follow my brilliant friend, @mommyowl1 for more ❤️❤️
One of my favorite things about running this page is how often I see mommas helping out other mommas! Having shared experiences, shared struggles, and shared victories is so important and you've been so eager to share yours with us!!! When moms support moms, our community of pumping mothers strengthens. So, thank you for being there for each other! .
I got this hand me down bassinet a year ago unsure how or when I would actually use it, but I was immediately drawn to it and excited to get it. It has sat in a spare bedroom with the door shut...until today.
Today, I got to pray over and love on the sweetest foster baby. It was just what my heart needed. 💕 #lovewins#giveback#ittakesavillage#godhasaplan
Session #2 ✔️ today was fun, empowering and uplifting. Our girls had fun while learning 💛 I’m can once again say I’m PROUD of myself and my team for putting this career fair together #ItTakesAVillage#LetsTalkLadies@girlstalkkc
3012 hours ago
Better suited for driving than showing, but she’s doing what she can with what she’s got.
If you’re unfamiliar with my baby, I built it, in my barn, like all of my favorite projects.
My good friend @drobimw fabricated the only reason people care about it. And one of the smartest guys I know @jktuned let it make power and keep its rods. And @kirsten_rambo sponsored the @mcleod_racing twin disc that has broken a lot of hearts, and even more rear ends.
God doesn’t need our expertise. He wants our obedience.
Maybe you’ve set your sights on something or you’re feeling God tug your heart and you’re not sure how to move forward. Not because the goal is unclear, but because the path is. If your goal is aligned with God’s will, just start. The path will change often. The goal will not.
If it’s aligned with God's will, He’s gonna make a way.
15313 hours ago
Enjoying a very much needed date night with this handsome stud muffin! Through it all he’s who I want right beside me! ♥️ #husband #6 #latevdaydate#lovetoloveyou •
Shout out to Red and Renee for watching the clan and to Rachel for taking such great care of us! Love you guys! ♥️ #ittakesavillage
One year ago today... The 4 PM Friday night FaceTime call as I was taking my Mom home from an emergency visit to the hospital that morning that pulled me out of a meeting at work that would inform me that my #home was #flooded
That the water was running under the doors onto the road. The house had been empty for 4 hours while a #polybutylene#pipe had burst in the ceiling.
Dog was swimming in #insulation#ceiling caved in from the weight of the water, #walls#baseboards#kitchencabinets#furniture#carpeting#bathroomvanity and more was ruined. Everyone said not to worry, the #insurance would cover it and it would be better with money left over! #homeowner#lesson understand your #insurancepolicy
It did not work out that way, there was no payout from them. The insurance company requires that you use their contractors to restore the home to its original condition. The estimate of damage goes to their sub company to do the work after you pay the #deductible 1st and if you can't pay your deductible up front their other sub company will finance it for you at an exorbitant amount. Oh and they refused to state whether hotel expenses would be covered until the project manager determined the cause of the damage would be covered which took 15 days. #insurancemafia
Praise God for my Mom who lives close by, has a home, and received us with open arms.
After alot of #prayer, I was blessed with a #projectmanager who was willing to provide me with "credits" for their cost to do things such as the #carpeting#counter and #paint that I could use independently to self contract upgrades. Because #godisgood , because I am a stickler with #savings and because I have friends that do some of these things for a living, I was blessed to upgrade my home. #ittakesavillage
This is just a peek into the unexpected, into what would be 4 months out of my home, a drain of my savings, a needed distraction, a lesson confirming nothing earthly is forever, #God gives, He takes away, and He restores what is lost when we remain faithful to Him even when it is hard to and we don't feel like there is a reason to. #job121#romans828 Still need #closetdoors but it's ok! #chroniclesofasocialworker
11214 hours ago
5114 hours ago
One of the hardest things I’ve had to learn here lately, is to ask for and allow help.
It’s tough when you’re used to doing everything for everyone and not only can I not do everything for everyone, I can’t do much for myself. Thank God for my husband, Mom, and Mother-in-law and Father-in-law that understand this about me and just do it all. Genuinely happy to do it all while I recover, without me having to ask. I’d be lost without each one of them.
Photo cred: @doodlebotillustration
3 weeks today we came from the hospital! Feels like 3 months. 😂 Babies are needy lemme tell ya! Doing it solo isn’t ideal. One day at a time. We’ve had some awesome support though! The meal train has been a life saver for feeding me & Fisher and saved me from having to deal with grocery shopping. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed in anyway 🙏
Also baby wearing has made things a bit easier for around the house! Can’t wait to wear her in my @wildbird sling outside when the weather is better! #mywildbird
3051015 hours ago
Our very first trail date Co-hosted in Chicago with @upparent was a success!
We followed the Lincoln Park indoor trail (link in bio) as a group and it was a great way to meet some of our Chicago members!
Who wants to help us plan a trail date in your city?
461215 hours ago
Posted @withrepost • @funding4fido Meet Maverick!
Maverick was pulled from the Garland Animal Shelter by Marleigh's Friends Rescue. Maverick is continuing to fight for his life and after several professional opinions regarding best treatment for his advance heartworms they have decided to do the three injection protocol.
The options have been carefully weighed and calculated! There is a chance Maverick may not make it through any form of treatment, but he won’t make it without treatment.
His life is worth fighting for. He has bonded to his foster (and president of the rescue). They are changing each other’s lives for the better.
Please help us raise the first $240 for his first injection! He will need a total of 3 injections ($720)
Heartworm costs $15 doxy
$80 staging (this tells the doctor how advance the heartworms are and the best course of treatment) $120 per 44 pounds per Immiticide injection
$40 for Dexamethasone and Diphenhydramine
$20-30 for boarding (pending dog size)
For 2 injections
1. 30 days of doxy
3. Immiticide injection
4. Dog stays overnight
5. Immiticide injection
6. Dog stays the remainder of the day for monitoring then leaves that afternoon
7. Heartworm test 4-6 weeks after
8. If positive retest in another 4-6 weeks
For 3 injections
1. 30 days of doxy
3. Immiticide injection
4. Dog leaves that afternoon
5. Wait 30 days
6. Immiticide injection
7. Dog stays overnight
8. Immiticide injection
9. Dog stays the remainder of the day for monitoring then leaves that afternoon
10. Heartworm test 8 weeks
11. If positive retest in another 6-8 weeks **Possible extra costs: prednisone and pain medication** What can happen if you DON’T treat heartworms
Heartworms left untreated will ultimately result in a painful death. Side effects to untreated heartworms include: -damage to arteries -blockage to blood flow -onset heart failure -heart murmurs -liver and kidney damage -caval syndrome -death
You can donate at PayPal:[email protected]
Reposted from @teamfridafries - SPONSOR MINNIE! Repost @gothamcritters with @make_repost
SPONSORSHIP vs NONSPONSERSHIP
ME: Good morning Show Cat , how are today ? Here's your breakfast!
Good morning Minnie , how are you today ? Cold and hungry? I am so sorry. What's that you ask? No, honey, not yet! Noone has come forward to sponser you. Yes, of course I asked. I ask almost everyday honey. Please dont cry, maybe Show Cat will leave you some leftovers. Where are you going ? Please be careful. That dumpster is full of wood and nails and other hazards. There's no food in there honey and you may get trapped and hauled away to the dump. It almost happened to Feral Sally but luckily I heard her cries and got her out in time. No, trust me , there really isn't any food in there just a greasy takeout wrapper..so not worth it. You're better off just waiting for Jumpalaya to finish so you can lick his plate.Now where are you off to? Oh my, I really wish you wouldn't leave this lot. That's a truck route out there. Oh gosh, I really would remortgage the house but I'm afraid I do not own one due to my years of recue work. Give up cable t.v. I did that already, six years ago, and I dont have a t.v. either. Sell my jewelry,, sorry baby, been there done that. Can you wait until Tuesday? I know it's another three days and you haven't eaten in two already but I can go to the church food pantry, maybe score some tuna fish..maybe not. Yes, its degrading but you know I dont give a rat's ass about ego. Okay sweetie I will ask again.
HEY GUYS: CAN YOU SPARE $10.00 A WEEK SO THAT CATS LIKE MINNIE DONT HAVE TO FORAGE THROUGH DUMPSTERS JUST TO SURVIVE AND POSSIBLY LOSE THEIR LIVES IN THE PROCESS? OR
CAN YOU SEND A 48 pack of food once a month (per cat) and a bag of dry through your favorite online retailer? Whatta you say ? Minnie is just one of the multitudes that rely on me daily. When I dont have..they dont eat. P.s. and neither do I !
Happy 1st birthday to my beautiful girl. It’s crazy to believe that a year has gone by already! Sadie, you are such a joyful, easy going, and happy little girl. We love you so much! ❤️ Thank you to our family and friends for coming to her birthday party today. She is one very loved and spoiled little girl! #1yearold#woodlandparty#1stbirthdayparty
My last SEYF lamb & goat auction with the best office and sales crew chocolate and coffee can buy!! Thank you to these amazingly wonderful humans!❤️
Sweet Pea and her babies had their glamour shots session yesterday and we must say, they are about the cutest pups you could find!
Get your online application in 🐾 Don’t miss out on your chance to adopt your new best friend.
Adoption fee includes:
•4 rounds of puppy shots
•current on flea/tick and heart worm preventative
15515 hours ago
🚨🚨URGENT PLEASE HELP THIS BABY 🚨🚨PALM VALLEY ANIMAL CENTER • Edinburg Tx• Please save her! She is just a baby . She will be killed • if you can save her, please send a message to @happypissutfor_txcats or @catangel777 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Repost from @pvacrescue using @RepostRegramApp - Come pluck this pretty flower! 🌸
Daisy Mae 🌼 #40728077 has tested positive for FIV. She needs medical assistance that we cannot issue. This lovely kitty will make you heart 💓 bloom. She needs your help to find a live outcome.
9115 hours ago
today I wanted to talk about community. since I’ve been in missions my entire adult life, the only friends I have are directly involved in it too. when I grabbed my starter kit, I was given a group of women to run with in the oily business, but what I didn’t know is how much they would stand with me in my day to day life. if you’ve seen my stories on my personal page (@kaibruntmyer), you’ll see that I’m fundraising to lead a mission trip, and in the process my oily team has come around me cheering me on, sending me encouraging messages, and even donating to the trip itself!! to me, the $165 that I paid for the kit is nothing compared to everything I got. oils, access to the business, and an amazing group of supportive women. in the 21st century, a group of women who have my back and pick me up when I fall is WAAAYY more valuable to me than $165. 💕 I am forever grateful for the “yes” I gave to this business!!
98115 hours ago
Remember Jack? He was found wondering the streets alone back in December. He’s still on the road to recovery but is getting better with time. Unfortunately he still has one more major surgery to go, but thanks to his wonderful foster moms, he will receive all the love he needs.
We love TJ.
He pours so much innovation & enthusiasm behind his Daisy care. Today he figured out a creative way to isolate battery power so Daisy doesn’t ever need to get boosted again. I thanked him for adding his wisdom & talent to Daisy’s story and he said “You’re doing something really great for communities. Books are a good thing. I’m happy to help.”
It takes a village, people.
Here’s to TJ & Peter & Hubs who have invested so much time and creativity into this bookshop on wheels. We wouldn’t be rollin’ without ya!
16016 hours ago
This is me - raw from a post Saturday am therapy session. Even though I look like I had a horrible time, the truth is I needed to lean in to some uncomfortable feelings. And because I did, I actually feel f*cking fantastic.
I’m not posting this to tell you about the epic sh*t that goes on in my life. I’m actually posting this to remind you that you’re NOT meant to do it all on your own. The terms “it takes a village” and “self care” are real and we need to embrace them. So take this as your reminder, to stop, recognize where you need help and find it.
Your brain deserves it.
Your heart deserves it.
Your soul deserves it.
YOU deserve it.
Happy Saturday friends. 💕 #MentalGains#TherapyRocks#MentalHealth
This past weekend the whole fam attended a community potluck in the village 🥗 We got to meet some lovely liked minded folks, the village after all is aiming to be Canada’s [correction: NORTH AMERICA’S 😮👏🏻] first #CarbonNeutral community 🌎👊🏻 so we felt right at home 💚
I got the scoop on the village history, current initiatives and workshops, as well as hidden gems like this lovely trail 🌲❄️ that the babe and I explored this morning 🙏🏻