🥗made by les Crobes 🥗 . Ça fait trois jours que je fais participer les Crobes à la préparation du repas (J’ai pas réussi à reprendre l’habitude du batch cooking depuis le retour de vacances) . Ça me permet de les impliquer, de les responsabiliser, de les faire travailler certaines compétences comme la dextérité pour MaxiCrobe et la concentration pour MiCrobe . Ça me permet aussi un sevrage de TV tout en évitant les « je ne sais pas quoi faire » qui peuvent être usant à la longue . Ça les fait également goûter/manger plus facilement puisque c’est eux qui l’ont fait . Et moi je ne suis plus toute seule en cuisine, je ne suis pas sereine avec leurs disputes à celui qui fera et avec ma peur des couteaux, ça me prend plus de temps, c’est plus salissant, en bref: plus fatiguant . Alors pourquoi je m’inflige ça? . Car ils aiment ça! . Car je mise sur l’avenir en me disant que plus on fait mieux on fait et plus on y prend goût . #repas#saladecomposee#faireensemble#thenursefamily#famillenombreuse#mamande4#momoffour#miam
Der Morgen fing schon wunderbar an. Ich durfte heute mal ausschlafen! 😍🎉 sage und schreibe bis 8 Uhr bis mich Damian ganz lieb weckte. Kurz drauf kam die gesamte Mannschaft und die Ecke gepest und sprang in mein Bett. Der Papa hatte zuvor bereits um 6 Uhr mit Damian gespielt und die kleinen schliefen noch etwas. Also manchmal sind diese Dinge genau das, was man braucht. Und ein wirklich tolles Geschenk vom Papa an mich, was ich zu schützen weiß. Meine Erkältung hat tatsächlich nur auf die Stimme geschlagen, also alles nicht so schlimm, aber trotzdem tat es gut, mal wieder etwas länger zu schlafen. Ja und da bereits zum Frühstück die Oma zu uns kam und sich im Anschluss um das Mittagessen kümmerte, konnten wie am Vormittag ganz in Ruhe einen Spaziergang bei eisig kaltem, aber wunderschönen Wetter machen! 😍 es war schon wieder so lange her, dass wir das letzte mal draußen waren... wir alle haben es so genossen. Janek sagte am Tisch schon "Janek Kinderwagen fahren!" Da war der Plan eben geschmiedet 🤗 Normalerweise verbringe ich die Hälfte des Vormittags mit kochen für alle hungrigen Mäuler, da bleibt wenig Zeit für was anderes. Und wenn man dann auch noch die Kinder baden muss, dann ist es purer Stress. So von wegen #hochdiehändewochenende 🙄 #momlife ist bei uns eher immer ziemlich anstrengend. Also manchmal stelle ich mir deshalb ein Leben in einem Mehrgenerationenhaus schon echt schön vor. Jeder kann jedem helfen und voneinander profitieren. Heute Nachmittag gehen wir alle zusammen zu unserem Lieblings-Indoorspielplatz und auch da ist es wieder Gold wert, dass Oma mitkommt. Und heute kommen sogar noch die andere Oma und Opa dazu, da kann wohl nichts mehr schief gehen 😄 #luxuspur . Was sind denn eure Pläne fürs Wochenende? Und wie findet ihr die Idee vom Mehrgenerationenwohnen? . . . . . . #momoffour#geschwister#eineiig#meinekinder#identicaltwins#motherhoodunplugged#triplets#instagood#lebenalsgroßfamilie#lebenmitkindern
Week 1 of 6 is officially done. ✅ Hi-fives all around. 🖐🏽 . This is crazy. Combined from the 6 days, I did 120 minutes of exercise this entire week. I seriously have done that in just 2 days before. . If you are short on time, trust me on this one. You WILL get a full body workout, dripping in sweat in only 20 minutes a day. Sooooo grateful for these short workouts. Such a game changer. . And the best part? I never left my home. 🤗 Wait. I take that back. The best part is that I have an online community of ladies who are CRUSHING IT this week. We check in daily and keep each other accountable. I have been leading online accountability groups for years, and I have never seen this level of commitment. They are on fire. 🔥 . Do you have that kind of support? I’m opening enrollment for a new group if you want to join us! 👯 Application in bio.
✔️Week 1 outside my comfort zone is done. . . It felt good to get back on track and this time really focus on the mental component of my health and fitness. You hear “mind over matter” all the time, but do you really LIVE it? I know it’s challenging for me. This week I have learned first hand how strong that phrase is, and how TRUE it is. 🤯🙂 . . I have made a promise to myself to use the following positive affirmation during the 💥TOUGH💥parts of my day. The times that test my patience, my physical strength, my mental strength, and my faith. “You are stronger than this challenge, and this challenge is only making you stronger.” . . ⁉️Want to join me in trying out a “positive affirmation”? What’s yours and when do you find yourself using it most?⁉️
Today marks 19 years of parenting for me and countless head and heart explosions. Most of the time I didn’t even see them coming 🤷🏻♀️. . There’s no more important job I may ever hold than mother. The wife title isn’t guaranteed forever but none of those kids can change the fact that they grew inside me. It’s a soul tie like no other. No wonder our hearts explode. Credit to @chaosandquietblog #wahm#boymom#girlmom#bethelight#momlife#momofteens#momoffour#virtualprofessional#bossmom#workingmom
Excuse my dirty table lol Okay so most don't know I don't drink like I use to.. (only have a few on the weekends) lol so I've been hearing about her drinks.. so why not treat myself.. and y'all it's the bomb! (One is mine and one is his) #tallystypsypunches#blackout
Ok so let’s all just pretend I did not go MIA and miss four days of gratitude posts. 🙄 ⠀⠀ But that’s ok. Moving on. ⠀⠀ If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout this motherhood journey, it’s how to give myself grace. A lot of grace. ⠀⠀ Because, you know what? I’m ahead. I do more right than wrong. And my intentions are always, always good. ⠀⠀ This here is a photo of yesterday morning. Of happiness. My favorite mug (Be Grateful & Have Faith), filled with my favorite morning pick-me-up (raw cacao with coconut oil, peppermint Vitality and collagen peptides), a rainy day, our green organic garden, my kids’ magical playground, which is empty because the kids are in an amazing Waldorf school that we can afford because of a dreamy side-hustle-gone-rogue. I love this view. I love everything it represents. I love that I’m spending my work day looking at it instead of some cubicle in a building. Even more so when it’s raining. ⠀⠀ Ok so how many things was that? Can we just all agree that I’m caught up now? 😂 ⠀⠀ And now for day 12 of 21. ⠀⠀ 1) I’m grateful for cbd oil. Especially when combined with essential oils. My kid was going through some tough behavior struggles. Now he’s not. ‘Nuff said. ⠀⠀ 2) I’m grateful for the opportunities that are opening up for @manchaskt and me. I feel the excitement growing daily. #lifeofpurpose ⠀⠀ 3) I’m grateful for toothy toddler giggles and grins. And the ability to stick around all day so that I don’t have to miss them before they’re gone. ⠀⠀ #63dropsofjoy#attitudeofgratitude
I woke up today with a fucking FIRE burning inside of me 🔥 . A desire to do more, and be more - to stop waiting for a new day, week, month, or year... . So I took the advice of a good friend and smashed on some 🦄Unicorn Moonshine with my morning coffee ☕️ . .... and now I’m HEARING colors 😳👀😅 . . The rest of my day I will literally be : . ❗️LAZER focused on my homework, getting all the things done with energy to spare. . ❗️EASILY avoiding bad foods because my cravings are zeroooo when I drink this shit! . ❗️Ending the day feeling amazing and sleeping like a rock! . I have no idea why anyone would NOT want to be in this state on the daily 🤷🏼♀️ . . . 😅 My mood has never been better! 👌🏼W I N N I N G ✨
This was my last pregnancy and I wanted to do something special and different. I went for a #underwaterphotoshoot with the talented @ilsemoore and the outcome was incredible. I did a pregnancy shoot with all my babies and am so happy I did it. She loads her shoots on You Tube and you can watch it as short stories. ❤️ It was an incredible experience from the beginning to the end. I actually felt like a real model. Everything was done so professionally. The water was freezing, although they tried to warm it. A underwater shoot is not the best idea for mid winter but I have no regrets. An unforgettable experience in my life.
It's been a long, crazy and stressful week. 😜 I needed my own time to relieve some stress but it kept getting pushed off. Finally I had to make a choice. Do my workout even though it was after 9pm or just give in. I took yesterday off (traded out my rest day). So I decided to go ahead and do it. I finished at 10pm, but I'm so very glad I did. 😅 Sweaty and messy hair and feeling accomplished. I look forward to time where I'm undisturbed (usually), where I can release emotions and build strength of character along with my physical strength. I wish for you to have this opportunity too! If you want to join me or find out how you can just go to the link in my IG bio. 😊#stressrelief #accomplished#blessed#consistency#selflove#mytime#momofboys#girlmom#boymom#momofonegirl#momofthreeboys#momswhoworkout#momswholift#fitoverforty#fitnessgoals#girlswholift
A year ago, we were in the hospital broken hearted going through hell as we found out that we lost our baby. We were shattered. It took us awhile to find ourselves after that. I was so angry. Ajay was angry. We felt helpless. This past year has been one of losses, but it’s also been one of miracles. God has healed, restored, upgraded our lives like we couldn’t have imagined. Fast forward a year later, today we went through our new home during our final walkthrough before we close Tuesday! Our OWN HOME!!!! We are expecting our rainbow baby beginning of March, we’ve made new friends, I watched a first time mom give birth to a healthy baby boy in the back of my van by herself! I was able to throw myself into my work and support so many awesome mamas. Milly talks, a lot, Taiden is still the sweetest spirited kid ever, and I still have the most loving, most supportive husband in the world! #godisgood#godisstillgood#momoffour#rainbowbaby#newhome#doula#miscarriagesurvivor#1samuel127
Bring on this weekend, but first a week in review🤪. Last weekend we had a great day of skiing on our home mountain. The week brought basketball practice for one and play practice for the other. That means I am the taxi service, in addition to work duties and all else at home. Plus a few experiences that pointed out more areas I need to grow in. This was hard, as I thought I had come so far healing, coping, dealing, and growing😔 guess not. This lead to crazy town🤪🤪. A new workout program was started, and I like it! We will plan better for this next week. Crock pot meals here we come! A week with a plan will go much smoother😊😍. Do you find this to be true too?
If you ever feel like giving up... Just remember there are little eyes watching you Don’t disappoint them!💙 . My littles have become my BIGGEST cheerleaders! My biggest supporters! And giving me that drive to show up EVERY👏🏼DAMN👏🏼DAY!💞 . They have watched me struggle, they’ve seen my tears, they’ve seen me give up on myself and pick myself back up and push even harder! . This right here is what I love the most! When they join me,or watch me! Because I know I’m doing something right. It’s worth every struggle!! It takes dedication, determination, consistency. I’ve come a long way, I changed my life. I’ve pushed my body to limits, I’ve gained self-confidence, I’ve gained self love along the way. But along the way this journey was not easy, but it’s definitely been worth it. . They deserve a happy, healthy mama who loves herself and i was the only one who could give them that. My MINDSET through it all was EVERYTHING. . I’m throwing out an invite to YOU! If you’re ready of course😄👌🏼 I’m looking for 10 ladies who are ready to start their transformations this month from the inside out!😊 . If you’ve been wanting to reach out, well the time is NOW! So shoot me a DM to join us!💌👯♀️ . . #stayathomemomlife#whynotyou#cherisheverymoment#momoffour#goalgetter#homeworkouts#musclemomma#progress#trusttheprocess#fitmomlife#momlifeisthebestlife#joysofmotherhood#momswholift#proudmom#mamasboy#inspire#selfcare#determination#consistency#selfloveiskey#makeithappen#weightlossupport#fitfriday
If you want something BAD enough, remember that it is going to be work! There are going to be rough patches, challenging days but you are stronger than you think you are!!!⠀✨✨ The last time I fit into these pants was right after losing 25 pounds fasting, eating Paleo (super hard for me), working out everyday 2 hours a day, doing crazy insane workouts, driving in crazy traffic to get to the gym, missing out time with my kids, starving myself and being skinny fat. Today I tried them on and guess what?? They fit! I’m not the same weight I was when I bought these pants but the body changes in different ways. I know I lost the inches and where it counts. I know that you make mistakes and sometimes you make choices without even thinking it through. I know you sometimes beat yourself up over the mistakes you made. I know this, because I have done it too! I remember when I started my journey how I would be so mad at myself for undoing all my hard work on the weekends. Popcorn 🍿 at the movies, ice cream 🍨 and pizza 🍕with the family, donuts🍩 on Saturday morning, and pasta 🍝dinner on Sunday night! The scale didn’t lie on Monday morning!⠀😳 I swore this week would be different! I’d crush it Monday through Friday and repeat the same habits again!⠀🙋🏻♀️ It wasn’t until I was legit so frustrated that I almost quit that I reached out for help. As a personal trainer I know that you have to follow the 80/20 rule. 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. When I started living by those rules I started seeing consistent results. I started tracking what I was eating, I started noticing trends and then my truths were revealed. It wasn’t easy but DANG, making those choices to eat better and drink all the water totally helped create habits that are lasting me a lifetime. 1 year strong on this journey and no more dieting mentality, no more restrictive eating, just truthfully living my best life with balance! ☯️ This is why I do what
There will always be people that will try and bring you down. Try to crush your dreams or doubt your capabilities. That’s their opinion and as @msrachelhollis says “Other people’s opinions are none of our business.” . . The opinions of my husband and children are all the matter. I will run 🏃🏻♀️ into the burning building for them. They are what matters. They are what push me to BECOME MY BEST. At the end of the day that is what matters to me. . . Put your blinders on and do YOU ✌️ BECAUSE if you don’t. The world 🌎 will miss out!!
I plan on this being my view for at least the next two days as we wait out Old Man Winter. Snow isn’t my fave, BUT I love that it gives us an excuse to sit cozied up in front of the fireplace, keeps our whole family nestled together inside, and unexpectedly clears our calendar for a couple days. It is actually pretty dang magical to watch the world transform from a stark brown/grey landscape into a sparkling white wonderland. Bring on the books, the Netflix binging, hot tea, and cozy vibes!! How do you like to spend your snow days???
. "Smile. Your eyes sparkle when you do"😍 . She had quite a BIG smile on her face, while playing some family basketball tonight.🏀 . 10 shots in all by herself... she was one proud little girl! . I'm thinking we are all going to love the basketball goal that Daddy surprised the kiddos with:) . What about you? What is something your family all enjoys doing together for a little Family Fun Night?! . . . #lifeofemmalee#thisisseven . . . . .
Are you skipping dessert?! I hope not! There is no reason you can’t #eatwhatyoulove 💗💗💗 . If you’re new here you may not know that my desserts are a pretty big deal😉I don’t go one day without chocolate....I mean, why would you?!? . I start my day and end my day with something sweet! . Here is one of my favorites! *️⃣2 Servings of @halotopcreamery Vanilla Bean *️⃣1 Cocoa Baton from @traderjoes *️⃣14g of melted Thin Mint🌱 @cocoabarinajar . What’s your favorite way to top off your night?!?😋 . #fridaynight#nighttimedesserts#chocolateeveryday#minnesotamacrocoach#halotop
I want to help THREE of my friends (yes, all three of you) earn over $400 by January 25! That’s only 7 days y’all! 😱😍🎉💰 . So if you’re looking to make some extra cash, have a ton of fun, make some awesome friends, oh - and look/feel AMAZING at the same time... let’s talk! . I’m only taking THREE clients on so I can pour everything into YOU to make you SUCCESSFUL! . 🌟 FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! And they will fill up fast! 🌟 . 2019 is YOUR year 🙌🏻 What if your FIRST MONTH of the year you MADE MONEY?! . #ourfreshstart #ifyourewaitingforasignhereitis #nutrition#nutritioncoach#newyear#newgoals#businesspartners#letsdothis#momoffour#homeschoolmama
Happy Fri-Yay, my friends!!! Its definitely one of my favorite kinds of days!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know it happens to be National Winnie the Pooh day today? I adore Winnie the Pooh!! He's just so sweet and knows how to make the simplest thing mean so much. He's got a pretty amazing way to look at the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you happen to have a favorite character? I have such a hard time picking just one because I love them all! Gentle Piglet; Sweet Eeyore; Adorable Tigger.... its just too hard to pick one!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My goal this weekend is to see if I can talk the family into watching some with me... think I can make it happen?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lularoeleannewehling#lularoe#momboss#mompreneur#midwestmom#wahm#iowa#waverlyiowa#neiowa#momoffour#lularoekids#curlymama#ohheymamas
Y’all here in Loveland, Ohio the ❄️ snow has melted and we are left with a super slushy and muddy back yard! But not for long because we are expecting some snow ⛄️ and ice and it’s forecasted to be -8 on Sunday!! 😬😬😬 Y’all that’s seriously too cold for this Southern born and raised girl! After living in D.C. when we had the blizzard of 24 inches I wondered why I never in the last thought of winter as a big deal! Then I realized it’s because I used to throw on a Gap sweater and a thin leather jacket in high school and go to a bonfire in the middle of a 🍑peach field!! So, of course it wasn’t a big deal! 🤣🤣🤣 Last winter it was super cold here and I remember going so stir crazy! It was a cold Christmas holiday, the kids had some snow days, and of course a teacher workday and MLK holiday in January! I got so stir crazy and depressed from being cooped up with no way to get energy out of the kids or exercise for myself! My programs became a lifesaver when I signed up the first of February last year! I’m so thankful I have these programs because mama needs her #sweatherapy and I love when the kids can join along too! Having the ability to be active is a gift that I don’t intend to squander all because of a little cold weather!! My programs and challengers are awesome and my group consists of all fitness levels and stages in our own journeys! We may communicate mostly online but we truly are able to come alongside each other and support each other daily! That’s been key for me since sometimes in the winter being a #sahm can be isolating! I’m truly thankful for my team of ladies! ❤️❤️❤️ How is your routine affected by this cold weather?! Are you finding it hard to drive to the gym on those cold days? Drop me a ❄️ if you need info on joining my at home programs and virtual fitness group!! #babyitscoldoutside#toosouthernforthis#sahmlife#momofboys#momoffour#snowday#dogmomlife#momofgirls#fitjourney