When I was a sophomore in high school, I had long, blonde, thick hair. A girl on my basketball team told me I should only wear my hair up, as it looked better than it does when it’s down. And since then- for like twelve years now- every time I wear my hair down her words are stuck in my head... and it ends up in a pony tail. No matter how many times someone tells me how nice it looks down- her words take precedence. Why is it we hold onto the negative for YEARS, but can’t hear the positives that have been said a hundred times over? In everything, way bigger than just which way I wear my hair- that’s how we, as humans are. Negativity is flooding us in every direction. And our words hold power. And we have the ability to build someone up, or rip them down. I can be a mean person... and when I get mad enough, sometimes my demon comes back out. here’s a reminder to think higher of yourself than what someone’s said about you- and to speak in love and kindness... or don’t speak at all. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 #preachintomyself • • • #motherhood#momlife#honestmotherhood#bekind#kindness#speaklove#reallife#reality#wordshavepower#tezza#selfie#reflect#selfportrait
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Last night my two toddler boys were INSANE. I say that lovingly, but it is the most accurate word I can think of. It was one of those nights when I would’ve pulled my hair out, but my youngest already yanks it for me.☺️✨ And even with my hands already full, here I stand with another little one growing in my belly. There is zero doubt he or she will join us and add to the craziness. But there is also ZERO doubt that this third little babe will also bring us more joy and love...happiness and laughs.✨ I truly believe little people are magic. Mama, if there are times when you are overwhelmed...I’m right there with you. Moments when you feel frustrated? Yep, me too. Moments OR months when you feel like parenthood is really tough? Girl, you know I’m there.💕 But as much as I can I choose gratefulness. I choose to see the bright side of it all. And my babies? Along with the chaos, they are the brightest little lights around. ✨ I’d never tell you this mamahood thing is easy, but everyday I will remind you it’s worth it. You are already SO well loved our third little one, we’ll be excitedly waiting to add you to our crazy crew.✨ Enjoy the peace in mama’s belly while you can.☺️💕 #17weeks#17weekspregnant#thirdbaby#momlife#rawparenting
2010 vs 2019 Too see these pictures side by side is crazy. 2010 I was 18 years old. I was young, naive, carefree, selfish, a bit of a party animal and didn’t have to worry about bills or adulting. I didn’t have any responsibility, I did what I wanted when I wanted with no care about anyone else. 2019 I’m turning 28. I’m married to my best friend going in 3 years of marriage and over 5 years of being together, I’ve been at the same job for 4 years and loving every minute of it. I have an almost 2 year old son who is my entire world and life, who makes me smile every single day. I live in a place that I couldn’t imagine leaving. I have friends who are like my family that are my rocks. I have responsibilities, I have bills to pay and others to care for, whether they are my family, friends or patients. No one said growing up was easy or fun but making the best of every moment, cherishing all the small memories, never letting opportunities pass you by and enjoying every single day makes it worth it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #2010#2019#growingup#change#agewithgrace#lovelife#cherisheverymoment#growingpains#bigchange#marriedlife#momlife#worklife#adulting#amiabigkidyet? #neverregret#alwaysmoveforward#nowisoundcheesy
Mornings with a cranky baby be like this. 😫 I effectively have 2.5 hours to get things done around the house before I pick Sarah up at 11am. Lunch has to be prepped and half cooked before she is home. Usually it is laundry, prep lunch and then I get to eat breakfast. Today, it is japchae for lunch and I ain't got time to julienne the faffing carrots WTH. My cheat is to use the veggie peeler. Flat carrot strips, close 'nuff! I don't need toothpick thin carrots. Geez. I get my sliced beef short plate from @opentaste.sg , the kind you get in your beef bowl! It is mad yums, enough fat and meat to make your dish flavourful. You can use my code 287282 for $15 off! Sitting in my Shuttle Chef today is a pot of rice and a pot of Peranakan Babi Sioh. Can't wait! #thetingswecook#momlife#babylife#homecooked#crankybaby#babywearing#ilovebsc#manducaxt#getherightfit#manducaasia
So many great things are in front of me! I know it and believe it! I won’t stop till I hit all of them! The road may be filled with lots of hills and valleys. Even bumps, but I’ll keep moving forward with every step, every day. And I’m so excited for the journey!
The most fun mama daughter date at @artandclaystudio today with my oldest. I know we don’t look alike, but she’s so much like me—which is terrifying and wonderful at the same time. You’d think I’d know exactly how to parent someone just like me...but man oh man....I’ve been on the parenting struggle bus. I just finished a couple of parenting books—man, talking to kids requires a different skill set. I feel so much better equipped now that I have some vernacular and perspective. Grateful for the wisdom of others who have walked the paths I’m headed down!
Allé je me lance à mon tour . 2 années charnières dans ma vie mes 30 ans et bientôt les 40 ans. 2009 : je n avais qu' un enfant , j apprenais à être maman. J avais repris l'école, quel défi, pendant 10 mois ce fut intensif . Nous devenions propriétaire de notre maison . 2019 : je vais avoir 40 ans , je suis maman d' une famille nombreuse. Je suis actuellement à la maison pour m occuper de la prise en charge thérapeutique de mon 2 ème loulou. Je me bats pour qu' il ait une vie normale . Je suis cette maman épuisée, cernée de 3 enfants mais toujours pleine de vie et prête à faire la folle . Et vous , vous avez changé ?? Votre vie a t' elle beaucoup évolué ? #vie#life#10yearschallenge#mom#momlife#femme#woman#mumof3#folie#rire#viedemaman#mamanblogueuse
Setting boundaries doesn’t have to look like keeping distance, or taking big space, or shutting out. Healthy boundaries look different to everyone, in every situation and every season. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s taken me a long time, but I’m finally getting comfortable setting boundaries in my work + personal life. Open heart, with backbone 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Xo M.
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Gentle yoga flow with some modifications and some breaks is DONE! Felt good to move and now more than ever I am listening to my body. Who are some of your favorite yogis to flow with? Since I’m going to be doing a lot of yoga, I’m looking for some new flows. Right now I flow with Erin Motz aka bad yogi and LOVE her so much. #badyogi#yoga#yogaflow
While thrifting with my mom today, I looked down and saw this amazing, gorgeous moses basket. Emmett is too big for it now, but when I looked at it I immediately knew many future babies would lay in it. For now though, I'll use it as decoration. And who knows, maybe it'll help manifest baby number 2. ❤
Ryan’s semester started so we are on official summer countdown, lots of activity trips to target, and girl time. Also, Aria said Mom, Momma, and Mommy fifty thousand times today and.... it’s fine... 🤦🏻♀️😂💕
🚎🚎Sometimes the journey just isn't as exciting as it seems. The kids were STOKED to ride the streetcar on our trip to New Orleans this weekend. I mean. Seriously stoked. So we took the St Charles streetcar up to Audubon Park to play -- a 30+ minute ride. Well, wouldn't you know the excitement lasted about 10 minutes, after which eyes glazed over and occasionally rolled as we pointed out landmarks, gorgeous architecture, and memories from years past. Oh well -- at least us adults enjoyed the ride 😂
Dinner dates aren’t quite as peaceful as they used to be. We used to find so much time for just the two of us, but lately a night out often involves us plus 3, and results in a lot of stern conversations to try to get someone to eat or sit still or use their table manners, the boys fighting to try to get our attention, Harper throwing her food everywhere as we repeatedly apologize to our server for the disaster she’s making, and leaving wondering why the hell we do this to ourselves. But I try to soak it all in. No matter how frustrating. No matter how many times I had to remind Hudson he does not need to be on top of me. Or how many times I got up to pick up Harper’s food or toys off the floor. Or how embarrassing Brayden was as he was yelling about what a liar his teacher is for telling him that the Europeans were the first to inhabit Canada. Tonight’s date night was loud, and tiring, and chaotic, but I know one day it won’t be. So I’ll take these nights, and pretty myself up (for once - nursing school and parenthood and self-care don’t really mix), just to end up with ranch sauce in my hair, and when it’s all over I’ll breathe and remember just how lucky I am for all of this chaos that these amazing little beings bring to our lives right now. ❤️
Took these new @reebok trainers out for a test run at @crossfit458 this morning and they were super comfy!!! 👟💪 Wouldn’t be a good friend if I didn’t mention that I snagged them for $19.99 last week online through my @dickssportinggoods app! They come in 3 colors and I’m actually considering grabbing another color to have for when these wear out! #gottaloveadeal 🙌 Noticed today they have moved up to $24.99, so snag them fast before they go up to full price. 😉 #reebok#crossfit#sale#sneakers#dickssportinggoods#crossfitgirls#reebokcrossfit#momlife
I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to narrow down what we are going to do with baby girls nursery. We have a much bigger space to work with this time (which makes me even more indecisive) I do Love how we decided to go with something neutral but also something Finn could grow into. I also love that my talented friend @nanettekatherinephoto snapped these beautiful shots of his room —because let’s be honest, it doesn’t always look this tidy!
Another day, another adventure 🥾⛰️ Sebastian likes to look outside the window, and if it's sunny he wants to go out☀️ Even if it's walking down the block to check the mail 📫 Sebastian's new thing is collecting rocks, but not just any rock he makes sure they are smooth. And small enough where they're considered a choking hazard🤦 He dressed himself as a blueberry today. Blue from head to toe💙 😂🤷 . . . . . . . . . . . . #boymom#momlife#adventures#momlife#pnwmom #sunnydays#gymnast#rockcollection#morningwalks#pnw#toddlerlife#toddlerfashion#lazyoutfit#allblue#crazyhairday#letthembelittle#thegreatoutdoors#playinginthedirt#portraitmode
'Making Memories With You, Is My Favorite Thing'❤️ The joy of being a Boymom and going to go watch some monster trucks 🚙 Sebastian had such a blast! His favorite was the Shark 🦈, and he would start dancing to the baby shark song while doing the hand motions😂 As for my ears 👂 are still plugged from all the truck sounds. Sebastian actually left his ear muffs on🎧 Thanks to mommy's BFF Amazon prime😂 Until next time 📅 . . . . . . . . . . . . #boymom#monsterjam#makingmemories#momlife #handsome#pnwmom#sharktruck#gravedigger#lavidademama#ourdatesarebetterthanyours#familytime#faceofpurehappiness