#dressember Days 11 & 12: . Day 12 is pictured first. Today was all about getting some work done at home. I wore this #lularoeana#maxidress with the always cozy #lularoemimi #knittedshawl. I adore this shawl!!! I’m also a big fan of this dress because it keeps me covered but is still so comfy!! . I love that I can make my office at home be right by the tree so that I get to enjoy it as much as possible. . Day 11 (swipe left) was about getting the kids to the doctor and lots of snuggles. I wore #lularoejulia ruched up as a tunic over some holiday leggings. My trusty #lularoesarah#dustercardigan is always a stylish and cozy cover-up. . How’s your challenge going? Remember to tag me in your posts so I can follow along!
Our tree is perfectly imperfect. 🎄 . . It is a mix of old and new ornaments, both handmade and store bought. . . It may not make the cover of a magazine, but it is a reflection of our love and I wouldn’t have it any other way.❤️ . . #christmas#christmastree#family#proudmama
Esta foto es perfecta para mi 💖 Por más que sea un simple #selfie, refleja perfecto nuestro #diaadia. Yo con un polo fácil para dar teta y sobre todo cómodo, que es lo más importante últimamente. Tengo puesto mi short favorito que me acompaña hace casi diez años!! Todos los años le digo adiós al pobre short que ha estado conmigo en casi todos mis viajes (al único viaje que no fue, fue a Austria cuando fuimos a esquiar!!).Salgo además, con mi moño de loca, para que Nico no me arranque los pocos pelos que me quedan (sabían que la lactancia te deja casi calva???!!!). La foto me encanta, xq Nico sale pegado a mi, como un Koala. Así es como nos pasamos gran parte del día. Soy de esas #mamasgallinas y todo el día me la paso con mi pegaloco. Por más que muchas tías me hayan dicho "no lo cargues todo el día, se va a volver un tirano, te va a tener esclava etc etc", nosotros (Hannes y yo) sentimos que lo estamos haciendo bien, nos gusta tenerlo cerquita a nosotros, somos así, muy #pegajosos, recontra #peluches 🤗🤗🤗 Me gusta tmb xq Nico no tiene puesto gran cosa, de hecho ese body lo heredó, como ha heredado mucha ropa. Lo hacemos así xq queremos enseñarle desde chiquito, que no todo tiene que ser nuevo, que no todo se tiene que comprar y que lo que lleves puesto no te define! Por último me gusta xq ya es #verano, mi #estacionfavoritadelaño!! Soy demasiado feliz cuando sale el sol, me recargo, me río, me lleno de optimismo y se me ocurren las mejores ideas! Además salen mis plantas, a las que por fin les estoy volviendo a prestar atención! Eso es todo amiguitos. Chau! • • • • #momandbaby#momandbabyselfie#teamobebe#proudmama#mamienamorada#bebedeli#yaesverano#cuandocalientaelsol#lafelicidadcontigo#suprimerverano#mibebeesunkoala#koalababy#seismeses#micompañerito#juntosdearribaaabajo#dearribaaabajo#todoeldiajuntos
Ballet, Beauty, and Brains. Congratulations to @emma_the_ballerina_ for her induction to Mu Alpha Theta, the National Mathematical Honor Society. She and the other students tutor classmates, organize guest speakers and events, and are all accomplished students at Spring Mills High School. She also got her PSAT scores back today and she rocked them. #mathnerd#mathematician#smartypants#proudmama
Now I have to brag on my oldest, aka Micaela!! Last final exam was today and she has finished her 1st minor in Psychology (as long as she passes each class 😜) She will be starting her 2nd minor in Criminal Justice next semester! Help me congratulate her! ⬇️ 🙌🎉💯🤓📚💜☠️ #ecu#junior#proudmama
8 years ago this little one finally showed me if she was a boy or a girl. To say this beauty was stubborn before birth seems crazy but I had 8 ultrasounds because of complications with my last pregnancy. This one refused to show me what gender it would be. After 5.5 hours of induced labor they told me baby was coming and I could not dilate in time. So another emergency csection. The biggest part of that section was when the doctor said it's a girl. I cried like my baby girl was crying. She was only 5lbs 8 oz but man was she fierce. Jet black mop of hair on her head too. She was perfect. Little did I know that 8 years later she would try my patience daily. Challenge me as a Mom every minute or every day. She is a strong will little girl with a heart so big sometimes she can't contain her feelings. She is a mini me. Not only is she absolutely beautiful but she is not a girl to cross. 😍 Happy 8th Birthday to my independant, loving, strong baby girl. Mommy LOVES You to the Moon and Back 💕 #momof2#momlife#8yrold#proudmama#csection#stubbornchild#birthdaygirl#minime#beautiful#blueeyes#greeneyes#december2010#decemberbaby#singlemom#singlemomsclub
Huge shout out to my amazingly talented daughter @nevaehxoxo_marie1 !!! She built the salon out of Legos today and I’m seriously so impressed with the accuracy! But the great part is she said the LEGO girl is @ermai427 bc she has red hair 😂😂😂😍😍😍 #proudmama#smartkid#legos#legosalon#girlsgonestyled ❤️❤️❤️
Hello, it’s 6:30pm and my child JUST fell asleep for his afternoon nap 😅 if you need me I’ll be drinking Starbucks and wrapping more presents... also I talked a bit about what I am substituting for traditional wrapping paper this year in my stories if you wanna check it out ✨
Enough about me. Time to brag about my kid. A couple of weeks ago she was coming home and drawing candy canes on about 30 different pieces of paper. Then cutting them out leaving scraps everywhere. I... of course with my OCD in the midst of cleaning... got upset with her because of the mess it was making. I remember saying something not very nice about throwing the candy canes away if she didn’t clean up her mess. 😏 Insert immediate foot in my mouth when I received an email from her teacher last week informing me that Marley gave each student in her class a personalized candy cane one day at school. She was going to be recognized for her random act of kindness... which apparently happens often in class... with a hero award at their last assembly of 2018 🥰😭 . . This little girl has probably the biggest heart in the entire world. And of course I have serious mom guilt for bringing down her excitement by threatening to toss them. Ugh. Sometimes I feel like I’m failing her spirit. Thankfully in my time as an adolescent I’ve learned how to apologize... she got a very big hug today and a reminder of how proud she makes me to be her mommy. . . It’s moments like these that sometimes become the greatest lessons learned. So what my kitchen table often becomes an arts and crafts spot... if she’s making other people feel special... I’m all for it. . . Marley K... you’re a rock ⭐️.
W A R N I N G! LONG POST AHEAD: Can anyone guess what my daughter drew at school? 🤪 .................................................................... I didn't understand it at all until she explained it. This is a picture of me. These are poles. The little people standing and holding hands with me and another person on the poles are the instructors... or as my daughter called it "the helpers". There are 2 little audience chairs, one is empty, the other is filled by my daughter. The arrow pointing at her sitting in the chair is simply her way of expressing that she is shouting "Go Mom!". ............................................................................ I can't even begin to tell you how blown away I was by this. She saw my videos and this stuck out in her mind. Your kids are watching you. So make sure you act the way you expect them to act. Make sure you appreciate things and people the way you expect them to. Children take more notice about what we do as parents than what we say.They also have a 6th sense when it comes to people with bad vibes and they will act accordingly. When you take care of yourself and love yourself they will also. For example, just soaking in a bath with lit candles and calming music one time in front of my daughter made her ask for the very same thing & I let her experience it. Today, she happily soaked in a warm water bath in a candle lit bathroom with soothing music, just like mama. Don't worry that your children aren't always listening to you; worry that they are always watching you. I must say I'm not perfect (no one is) but this was such a beautiful moment. Something I love to do is being acknowledged by my little one. She's proud of me; meanwhile I'm so proud of her. I mean... I may need to explain a few things to her teacher at this point ... because well... pole dance mama pictures may be misinterpreted a bit especially since I'm always the busy working mama that can't volunteer for bake sales and other
Everyone danced their hearts out this Sunday for the @movemakersphilly showcase at @fringearts featuring @hiphopfundamentals and @urbanmovementarts as performers and instructors alongside the kids! So grateful to watch Phoenix and his peers grow along with the studio over these past few years. Their bodies are starting to catch up with their enormous hearts! So inspired to witness the excellence and growth across the board. #movemakers#hiphop#youmustlearn#proudmama
Collins received a check for her birthday a few weeks ago. We were chatting about taking it to the bank and possibly putting the money into her savings account (these are totally Drew’s words because I still am not good at this😂) you know trying to teach her responsibility and all. But that sweet girl told me she had other plans. She wanted to give her money to someone who didn’t have as much as her. I told her how sweet that was and offered to make a donation for her so she could keep her money but she insisted. We contacted her principal to see if there was a family in need at her school. Today she donated her money and I couldn’t be more proud of the kindness of her heart. I wish I could take some credit but it is all her. She teaches me everyday❤️
I’m in love with ME! I’m not good with words, but wow! I’m just so proud of myself and the things I’ve been able to accomplish this year!! I have a new mindset, and no way is everyday easy, but I’ve learned that it’s ok...I’ve been doing this for 8 months now and I look back at old photos and videos and I’m still in shock at how much my body has changed. But most importantly my mental health has improved. Most of you know my oldest son is an addict and in September he went to a facility as an inpatient, then partial inpatient and finally outpatient therapy. He graduated from the program yesterday and I’m so proud of him!! Looking back we as a family made this commitment for three months. At times feeling completely hopeless and lost. Praise God here we are today, finishing something we started!! It was rough but it’s just the beginning of a new adventure in his recovery!!! Similar journeys, both that require commitment, falling down and picking yourself up again, taking one day at time!! NOTHING CHANGES IF NOTHING CHANGES❤️ #goals#proudmama#mysonismyhero#odaat#commitment#itsajourneynotadestination#recovery#family#cantstopwontstop#healthylifestyle#addictionrecovery