Made these Valentine puppies this morning for homeschool 🐶💕 An extra special Valentine’s Day because these kiddos got their daddy back tonight! So happy those 5 weeks of training are over and we have him home for good now 🥰 T minus 3 weeks until our big move to Utah!
2238412 days ago
Let’s stop mom shaming and competing with each other and start SUPPORTING one another!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go out with a group of ladies; some of them I’d met before, some of them I hadn’t. We were all different, had different stories, different backgrounds, different ways of parenting, and bringing our babies into the world...And you know what? It didn’t matter. We talked, we laughed, we just enjoyed each other’s company and bonded over our one common trait; we were all moms.
Last night I brought up mom shaming and it was definitely something we’d all dealt with in some form or another. Whether it was through social media, close friends, or even family. And my thought as I left last night was why? Why do we mom shame? Why do we feel the need to judge one another? To fight against each other and put other moms down? When really we should be lifting one another up and supporting each other because MOMING IS HARD. We’ve all been mom shamed for one choice or another, we’ve all been judged. And the truth is mom shaming is a CHOICE. So let’s stop mom shaming and start supporting each other instead...Because I don’t have to agree with all your choices or your stance on parenting to encourage you. As they say “blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter” -couldn’t find an author for this quote 🤷🏻♀️
So girl, where-ever you’re at in life, how ever you brought your baby in the world, feed them, clothe them, choose to educate them, and on, and on, you can sit with me. There will always be a chair at my table and a few laughs to go along with it no judgement or prerequisites; come as you are, ‘cause I like you for you. #momssupportingmoms
Shout out to the mamas who were able to make it to ladies night! @minnesota_mama_526@daniellegetsitdone@upmyaly@lauraschmidt84@emilynashmn@kate_schkrohowsky@busybucksandbows ; and if you’d like more info on our MN mama meet ups let me know! There’s always room for you!
16301146 days ago
Thank you Timehop for reminding me how differently I do things these days 🤣🙈 anyone else feel like they might be 90 before the kids ACTUALLY go to sleep at night? Oy 🤦🏻♀️
I was seriously giggling to myself last night when I flipped through the throw-back photos from Valentine’s Days gone by 😅 As I sat on the couch bingeing on chocolates, sipping sangria, and watching The Bachelor I simply relished the fact that the kids went down for bed -fairly- easily last night and I only was called upstairs 5 billion times for one more kiss rather than the normal 10 billion; because these days it’s the little things 😉
And as much as I constantly joke about motherhood struggles and how hard it can be, I am eternally grateful to God for entrusting me with these little lives. Motherhood is by far one of the best things that has ever happened to me...followed closely by these chocolates 🤤😍
My gorgeous new diaper bag that has me feeling like a luxe fashionista again was gifted to me by @bambalinonyc ; its part of what inspired this pic! Lol or the one on the left anyhow.
I got a message a week ago from someone saying I was a horrible mother because all I cared about was Cecilia, and that my boys were acting out because I didn’t love them enough or give them enough attention. First of all, my kids behaved crazy before I had the baby so clearly that person knew nothing 🤷🏻♀️ I know what kind of mother I am, but really, we can choose to spread love or hate-it is just that-a choice. This person couldn’t know the road we took to get here. Maybe she’s never struggled with infertility, anxiety, depression, fear, or doubt. She couldn’t know just how hard it is to have one child, let alone 2 or 3. Now I have to learn how to divide my time and attention yet again between another little one who needs me differently but just as much as my other two. There are not enough hands to give them each everything they need in the exact moment they need it. There are not enough eyes to look at all the tiny faces looking up to me all at the same time. One arm holding a baby to breast feed, trying to make lunch and referee fights with the other. Only two legs to carry me back and forth around everywhere tending to this and that as each one needs me. One me. Just one. Serving my children, my husband, my home, and myself. So while there’s not enough of a lot of things, love isn’t one of them. There’s a whole hell of a lot of that, and I choose that. To my friends, to my kids, to myself. Just one big love fest. Because being a mom is hard, being a human is HARD. So choose love.
✨ Your only limit is your mind ✨
Thank you @shaunt for PUSHING me today. I honestly never would have added a riser, had you not mentioned it. You’re helping me do SUCH great things 💗
I’m still having trouble believing that I CAN do certain things. The 🧠 mind 🧠 is such a powerful tool that my negative self-talk is sometimes so much stronger and LOUDER than my positive one. I still struggle to tell her to SIT DOWN and SHUT UP. :
I'll get there one day, but for right now... I'm proud of how far I've come and excited to see where I'll be headed 🥰
🧿 Nothing can make a mother feel better than having multiple strangers actually get up from their comfy seats at a restaurant, to come and give you compliments on your kids behaviour (believe me when I say they have their moments). I was literally in tears, you moms understand what’s it’s like to raise these little lovable yet demanding and moody humans, it can be such a rollercoaster of a ride and having someone appreciate it was such an icing on the cake. 🙏🏼 I’m so thankful and have a lot more work ahead of me #momlife💪🏼 Happy Saturday 💗 #valentinesday2019#momofthree#mommyhood
20311 hours ago
Squeezing in one last date night, because you never know...
This dress is a fave and under $15! Plus pockets! And the jacket... is a staple!!!
17211 hours ago
Because this is life with three! The REAL life with three! No filter-raw and in all it’s glory🤦🏻♀️ •.One having dinner on the couch-eating with a baby fork. The dinner the baby did not eat!
•.One literally falling on top of me and the babes while I try to console the tantrum that is ever so necessary at 14mos. Old! •.and the One having said tantrum for no apparent reason in mom’s arms because this is the only place we do not fuss this evening/afternoon! ❤️Don’t mind the mess-it will eventually get taken care of! ❤️Or the tired eyes as those will, in time, get taken care of...A lot...of time!
I love my tired, busy, ever so exhausting life with these little humans and I wouldn’t change a darn thing... because these moments are the ones that shape the memories and inspire us to grow!
I used to try every day to be the mom who has it all together. Who can do dinner at the same time every night in the same spot and not seem to make a mess of things. Children in their places clean and poised perfectly. A house that is spotless and LIVED in at the SAME.EXACT.TIME! The longer I tried the more I realized that this mom...this mom is like a unicorn! I Have yet to find her. At least in my world. And that is perfectly ok!
So I embrace my wonderfully chaotic and hectic life and thank god every single day that I get to live it!
Mood today. 💜I’ve been Gravitating towards purple and all things amethyst lately. With that of course comes my purple oil blends.
Forgiveness is such a Powerful blend. We all have lessons that need to be learned from this either this lifetime or others. You may feel you forgive easily and this isn’t one you need when in fact you would be surprised that we actually trap specific emotions or block them out from trauma or situations that may be too much for us to handle.
They come up in other ways in our life. Struggles with men, money, physical illness, stomach problems, relationships, even ourselves. When we give ourselves grace and realize we all have healing to do on this journey you start to feel lighter and and your true self shines through.
Forgiveness it’s a blend of Melissa, Geranium, Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian sandalwood, Lavender, Bergamot, Rose and a few others. I love putting a roller tip on and applying to my wrist with an specific affirmation and also apply clockwise to my stomach. Not only are oils amazing for physical use but they truly help emotionally as well. #forgiveness#yleo
Your health and fitness is an investment, not an expense
When I started my health and fitness journey I really couldn’t afford it. But when I really sat down and thought about it, I couldn’t afford NOT to. I has been such a benefit for not only my health and fitness, but my life and family!
The initial $160 investment has not only bettered my health but has saved us in medical bills, doctor visits, medications and my mental health! It’s not always easy taking that step when you don’t necessarily have the extra cash, but is your health worth the risk?
So you have to finally decide that you are worth this investment and you will not fail. I won’t let you and neither will my team. We are here for you every step of the way!
You know where to find me, let’s get your journey started! 🙌🏻 #teamupliftandinspire#investinyourself#youareworthit#mommyof3#momof3#momlife#momofthree#girlmom#boymom#toddlermomlife#toddlermom#motherhood#momsofinstagram
I’ve kept this purple bottle close to me all week. It was potty training week for my little girl, and she was scared. I can’t say that I blame her. Growing up is hard!
Every time she sat on her Micky Mouse potty, she would say, “Mommy, I need my brave oil.” I would put a drop in her sweet little hands, she would smell it, and then she would say, “I’m a brave girl, and I can do it.”❤️
Could we have made it through the week without “brave oil?” Yes. But brave oil just has the ability to take what feels overwhelming, and make it a lot more bearable.
And I think we could all use that kind of support. Don’t you?
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” -Angela Schwindt
Happy Sunday everyone! Take this time to relax and have some quality time with your fam. ❤️
18112 hours ago
Our kids are our hiking partners for life, we've been hiking and camping before they can even walk!
Adventure does not end when you have children. It is only the beginning. 🌲🗻
37612 hours ago
⠀ Погода шепчет... ⠀
⠀ Окончание зимы - как последние метры марафона. Дистанция длинная, особенно для любителей тёплого и солнечного времени года. Осталось 11 календарных дней, но что мешает впустить весну в сердце уже сейчас? ⠀
On the site right now if you buy 5 #headbands you get the 6th free and free ship! No code just add 6 to the cart 💌 all sizes and #mommyandme sets #topknot#turban styles.
Link to shop in bio or click the pic to shop🛒🎀 7.50 to ship to Canada!
Have you ever had a dream, one that you've kept to yourself? Wayyyyy back..when I was 6, I wanted to be an olympic gymnast. Slight problem with that dream, I never took up gymnastics 😐 . Then are goals and dreams just a waste of time then? Is life just about surviving through parenthood 🤷♀️to watch our kids hopefully live their dreams out? .
I heard this from one of my mentors, that the same activities that take us from failure to survival would also take us from survival to success – if we would just kept doing them✅
The things that take us out of failure and up toward survival and success are simple. So simple, in fact that it’s easy to overlook them. It’s easy to overlook them because when you look at them, they seem insignificant.☀️
Your dreams and goals may seem so far away. Stick around, choose everyday to seek to be a better YOU. Choose to do the little things daily that take you closer to your goals
Take it from me, a 46 year old Mum of 3. Who now lives half way across the world from where she grew up. That life is an amazingly incredible journey if you let it be! You’ll have to endure some hard 💩, but it’s worth it! Excitedly Live the life you have left with the people you want to be surrounded with❤️ .
Keeping these beauties fresh for as long as I can! ++ add a few drops of purification to your vase of water and refresh that water every couple of days 🌹
11213 hours ago
"Good times come & go, but the memories will last forever".
Sempena 10 years celebration dengan kawan-kawan #fstep kami pilih untuk makan di Dkayangan Steamboat Shah Alam.
Highly recommended restaurant untuk orang sekitar Lembah Klang.
✨Harga murah dan berbaloi! ✨Pilihan seafood segar dan young tau fu yang banyak. ✨Side dish yang pelbagai; mee goreng, spagethi, nasi lemak, nasi goreng, fresh fruit, ice cream dll.
✨Restoren luas dan bersih. Tandas bersih. Ada surau. Staff mesra dan efficient. Parking banyak. Sesuai untuk seisi keluarga.
Harga Baru 🔥RM 29.90nett untuk dewasa
🔥RM 12.50nett untuk Kanak-kanak
Rupa-rupanya lokasi restoren ni dekat sangat dengan stadium Shah Alam.
Waze : Dkayangan Steamboat & Grill
Guys! BOGO week has returned! Starting Monday there will be a new BOGO everyday of the week! It’s available for just 24 hours. Once the 24 hours is done the deal is gone! 😮
I will be posting the deals in the morning every day so be sure to watch for what there is to come!! To get these amazing deals get a doterra membership for free with a purchase of an enrollment kit and save tons on amazing oils!!! Don’t want a kit? Just pay $35 for a wholesale membership that gives you unlimited access to our website.
Send me a message to snag a kit and get the amazing experience of BOGO week!!! The link to sign up is in my bio.
Yesterday I had one of those moments ...when all the walls feel like they're falling in at once.
Not one thing in particular, just a lot of things at once. .
Noone said being a Mom was easy, brain fog, nah. How about brain explosion!?.
So I'm just sitting here, folding laundry, reminding myself that as a Mom I feel like the world is crumbling around me and there are so many variables out of my control, but I just do what I can, and learn to delight in Christ even in the full years.
"Almost every task a mother performs in the course of a normal day can be considered a transformation." - #momenough
What a great day! Even if my kids were crabby and awful! 🤦🏽♀️ @shannoncee26
13213 hours ago
Another beautiful zoo day with my 3 babes! A last minute decision had me skipping over putting on any Radiant Defense. That is okay with me, my skin lately has completely changed all thanks to our Soothe regimen + Active Hydration Serum 🙌🏻 No filter, no makeup, all natural skin 🖤