When I found out that I was having one son, and then another, I will admit that I was a little unsure about raising a pack of boys, 7 years apart! I was concerned they wouldn't bond. . I was wrong — so wrong. The bond my boys share is certainly different than the bond my brother and I share, but it’s as real and deep. Sometimes I have to dig around to find it, but when I do, it’s like finding a diamond in the rough — one that shines so brightly it brings tears to your eyes. . My boys are 7 and 14, and though they have quite a few years between them, they play together like most brothers do. That is, 90% of the time they are literally on top of each other, someone is in a chokehold, or someone is being jumped on, kicked, or wrestled with. . Yes, this is the part about brothers... the wild tumble of boyhood. They bond through “He punched me again!” and “Stop stealing my Legos!” They bond through learning that they have no choice but to share their toys, their space, their ice cream, and their mom. They bond through pouring ice down each other’s backs when they’re supposed to be eating dinner and doing homework. They bond through climbing on every single piece of furniture in the house and being so loud my eardrums are going to burst. . I feel so blessed to get to witness my boys’ love for each other. It is like nothing I could have imagined — in the best way possible. I can’t wait to see how it will evolve and change, and although I sometimes wish it involved a little less rough-and-tumble and a little more silence, I love it for what it is, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Sometimes in life you have to wear all black with a beanie to make you feel like a BADA** while working out! . Don't hate on my home made ponytail beanie, I am not paying $20 for beanie with a hole cut out when I can do it myself! #thrifty#diymama#workoutwear#momswholift💪
Sometimes we have to stop and really think about how much pressure a #teen has on them. We often forget as parents how we felt during this time. We have to learn to listen and remember what it was like and then we as parents can relate. . This kid is pushing for big things in life and with that comes set backs, but he has overcame them with style! Big guy we love you and don't ever let anyone hold you back from your dreams! 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
Today was a day if realaxation with my hubby. Lunch, TV, and a nap 🥰 Then those crazy kids came home. The quietness turned into chaos and questions. I also knew I needed to get moving for 30 mins and didn't know when I could get it in? . While Jay was outside reading and LJ was reading/coaching to me, I got in my shoulder workout. . Sometimes life doesn't go as planned and we need to take a step back and breath! So that when reality hits us in the face we can handle like a BOSS! . On a side note isn't my #photobomber cute!? 😍 . . . #workoutathome#boyswillbeboys#kidsarewatching#liifthittcorerepeate