Instagram vs reality: this us smiling through our kids fits of exhaustion, and soaking up joy in every moment of parenthood.
As the four of us enjoyed breakfast at our favorite diner this weekend, an older woman at the table next to us leaned over and said “I don’t know if I should say congratulations, I’m sorry, or good luck!” YEP, that’s the most accurate comment 😂 But we truly wouldn’t change a thing. I’m blessed to be their mama and so excited to have our new baby boy to snuggle soon. Nesting and some serious Braxton hicks are in full swing. Last weeks hospital trip was a good reminder to set up that bassinet, grab some newborn clothes, and sleep while we can!
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Brown Eyes. Blue Eyes. I might be biased, but I have produced some seriously cute kids 👦🏻👶🏼💙💙
📷 @kingakphotography 📷
Somehow my 2 year old went down for a nap with no excuses (what!?) and baby is sleeping in a wrap on me so I have TWO hands to really get some work done today (and some peace & quiet). I am shocked. And thankful. ♥️👏🏼😄
Немного трейла этой осенью все же планируется. Вот и в эти выходные бежала 10 км в рамках #охтинскийполумарафон
Атмосферно. Грязненько. Красиво. По-осеннему. Остались довольны и собой и организацией. Это ли не прекрасно?
Целевого времени можно считать, что не было. Выбегала из часа как пейс. Даже успевала наслаждаться природой, что не так часто бывает на трейловых стартах 😂
Обязательно вернёмся в следующем году: Варваре Андреевне очень понравились медальки. ❤️
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Nibbling on tiny toes and cheeks. Not a bad way to ease into Monday. 📷 @jeanstance
Fall vibes 🍂🙌🏼
I’m so glad to FINALLY be in a routine again after 2 weeks. I’ve missed the gym and my body has been craving healthy food. Don’t get me wrong, traveling is SO fun but I’m happy to be back in my element 💕
I love Monday's!! .
No matter what the previous week looked like, you get a fresh start! It's a clean slate to commit to your goals and make some legit progress one day at a time. 👊
Every choice you make either brings you closer to where you want to be or moves you further away. Let's be intentional this week! 🔥
I have a new group of ladies starting in my virtual boot camp and I cannot wait to see them Crush some serious goals into this next month!! 💃💪💞
There's still time to join us so if you're looking for help on getting started I'm your girl!
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Beach baby; loves to splash until his hands are pruny and I have a feeling that keeping him on the dry ground is going to be a challenge.
✖H a p p y H o u r✖
Eines Tages werde ich eine Bar NUR FÜR MAMAS eröffnen...🍸
D r e s s c o d e: PYJAMA CASUAL 👚👖😎
Wer von euch käme vorbei?😂
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I've been super stressed out from waiting on my MRI results, so it was a nice distraction to go book shopping at @chaptersindigo with my favourite little person over the weekend. 👌✨
Has anyone read any good books lately? I think I want to start a book club. 😊
Right now life looks like the work /home balance is out of wack and that leaves my creative time ceasing to exist most days. I’m very appreciative of all the orders that come in, and I can’t wait to get sewing more new goods! But right now I’ve got to grade papers and chug some coffee ☕️
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✅ Took my measurements
✅ Stood on the scale
✅ Snapped my before pics
✅ Recorded my before video
✅ Got my meal plan together
✅ Got in my first workout LIVE with Shaun T! ❌I hate cardio....but I LOVED today's workout. I can't tell you much. No, not just trying to be sneaky...I literally signed contracts saying I wouldn't spill the beans! But...I can tell you this:
1. This is nothing like anything I've ever done before.
2. Shaun T BRINGS his inspiration, his motivation, his excitement, his passion.
3. My inner thighs are shaking.
Don't wait until this program launches to get started! We are starting prep! Enrollment for the Fall group is open now and ends October 1st.
Stay tuned for more about the program and my before pics!📷
Did you catch my stories from this morning? If so, than you know I took my dream stroller out for the first time this morning after walking Hudson to school. Long story short, I’m completely OBSESSED. 💭🙌🏻 I cover all the features and important details so make sure you watch.
I’ve also linked the stroller plus all of the extras (second seat, leather belly bars, etc) if you’re curious. Just download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop this pic via screenshot, or use the link in my bio to see it on the blog! @firstname.lastname@example.org#liketkit#LTKbaby#LTKfamily#LTKfit
➕ p i v o t ➕
Yesterday Jax was SO excited about his new lush bath bomb, and our impending Australia trip!
So he got carried away and completely flooded the bathroom with blue bath water 💦
When he realized what had happened he immediately burst into tears and sat amidst our flooded bathroom & partial bedroom
He was so upset, until I quoted @loriharder’s podcast (earn your happy), and explained that the world is our classroom and this was simply a lesson he learnt not good nor bad just an exercise!
The relief across his face was instant and in a way was there to prepare us for the rest of the day!
A minor passport issue led to a day delay of our trip, and the real proud mom moment was when he said “it’s just our lesson in our classroom today”
What if we could all look at our lives as the classroom and the people our teachers, oh how our world would shift 🙌🏻
Ps. Did I mention how proud I am of our boys for pulling out the positives amidst a dynamic situation and staying in a space of gratitude 🙏🏻 my mama heart is just bursting!
Round ✌🏻 Australia trip here we go!
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It's time to start showing my IG feed some love.
I've been over on FB but I've missed you.
I'll be dropping some wisdom this week.
Look forward to seeing you here.
What have I missed out on?
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We’ve had the most fun morning with or little man! Breakfast at BBD, park time with our fave girls at @gathertulsa, churros, @traderjoes and now he’s passed out and mom and dad get to have a car nap lunch date! These are the days. ❤️
Desperate times! 😉😍
Who else has tomatoes on their window sill?🌿🍅
Signs of Fall!
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My sister claimed that the cloth she was giving me was going to change my life. Without another word, I put it in my cleaning supply closet and left it there alone for over a year. Anyone else have a hard time listening to the advice of a sibling? 🤨
I went on feeling perfectly happy cleaning with my vinegar concoctions, and my expensive green cleaning supplies. Except, that I wasn't. I hated that my house smelled like fermentation and I was overwhelmed with all the time I spent cleaning as a homeowner and new mom. ▫️
I finally decided to give that annoying cloth a try before tossing it. Well...I couldn't put it down. I still haven't been able to.😆
That night I eagerly cleaned my house top to bottom with that bad boy. It cleaned in a fraction of the time that my other go tos would have. And cleaned it better. Cleaned grease off of our stovetop, wiped away mystery sauces out of our wretched microwave and cleaned up messes our toddler had left behind on our walls and baseboards. ▫️I'm trying to not sound like a crazy person, but that one cloth really did change my life. In fact, I am still using it 5 years later. 5 years of skipping the cleaning aisle at Target. 5 years without paper towels. 5 years of our children helping us clean with just a cloth and water. ▫️Have you converted over to a Norwex cloth and water yet? Or are you still a little skeptical? Post below!
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Lookin hella fresh!
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For the most part, I agree. There ARE circumstances where a quick decision IS needed - many a times on pure instinct, especially when it comes to our own safety or the safety of others...THAT'S when quick action is a MUST. 😌
But for other things...for example: what college or university to attend, who to marry, where to live...those kinds of decisions and others that would greatly impact our Life, they should only come after much pondering, planning, and in the case of those who believe...prayer. ❤❤❤
What decision have you taken a while to make and are glad you waited to make instead of jumping in without a thought or care...? 🤔
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Me + my Blakely girl! 10 months old and crawling everrrrrywhere! Happy Monday, friends! 💗
My phone is no longer safe around this guy. If I happen to leave it unlocked, even for a split second, where he has access to it, he somehow manages to call or text someone, or order something on amazon (👈 this morning 🙄). His tiny little 10-month-old fingers register just PERFECTLY on the iPhone. Good thing he usually calls/texts from my favorites list, and his grandparents, aunts and “aunties” enjoy the frequent messages 😍
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I love him for a lot of reasons: taking this picture with me even though he didn’t want to, giving me this little sleeping nugget, & recently for buying me this new necklace that he didn’t know he bought until he saw the credit card bill. #thanksbabe#youdabest#loveyoulongtime