When Jen and I came up with the idea that morphed into Moms Who Me Too, we knew that there was a hole in the mommy sphere for empathy. Through our shared experiences as moms, we knew that if we could give moms a place to reach out a virtual hand to other moms, we could save another woman from feeling less alone. And if we could do that, we could empower a generation of moms to be better mothers, to raise more empathetic children, and to feel more empowered in their lives overall. And it's been just about the coolest thing ever to see y'all take it and RUN with it. We're watching strangers place their hands on each other and offer support. Hell, ya'll did it for me when I was feeling lost the other day. We are doing this, mamas. We are really, truly doing this. You should be as proud as Jen and I are. Keep reaching out your hands. It's really making a difference, for us and for mamas everywhere. #momtribe
There is nothing like starting your morning off with a night of uninterrupted sleep, tons of cuddles, a hot cup of coffee and fun at the playground.
This morning we played in the leaves and stomped on them to hear it go crunnnnch.
I could almost shed a few 😭 over this. A breaker flipped while grinding wheat with my trusty grain mill of 11 years, and something burnt up inside. It’s a #kitchenappliance I use almost daily, especially after learning wheat flour loses 40% of its vitamin content in the first 24 hours after milling and 85-90% after 2-3 more days. Here’s hoping @deanwitmer could maybe work some of his #motor skills he’s learned at #witmermotorservice ?😍
So...this is a tricky one, mamas. We all know the airplane oxygen mask metaphor about self care, right? How you have to put your mask on first so you can save your kids? We know that inherently. I know we do. But for some of us, actually taking the time for self care is a bitch of a challenge. I see it with my friends. I hear it from @flirtygirlguide clients. Hell, I see it when I see a stressed out mama at Starbucks with chipped nails and grown out roots; I want to care for her so badly that I want to offer to watch her kids so she can have a minute to remember how it feels to be a woman. But as much as I beg moms to take time for themselves, I can't MAKE them. I can't be there to negotiate with their husbands who don't fully get it. I can't be everyone's babysitter, as much as I am willing to be. Mamas, I know it seems impossible to find the time to run out and take a break or have a bath after the kids go to bed or have a girl's night out. I know. But if you care about your children, if you care about trying to mother to your greatest ability, YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR OXYGEN MASK ON FIRST. I'm begging you to try. We moms can only sacrifice ourselves so much. Maybe we need to think of self care as AS important as PTA meetings or sleeping on floors through our babies' illnesses. Maybe we need to see self care as the most important part of our job as mothers. Can you try for me? Can you try for your kids? Try. And to help the moms who are struggling with this, comment below on how you fit in your me-time. Let's learn from each other. #metime#mommybreak#putontheoxygenmaskfirst
Definitely time for the big winter coat and scarf! This weekend has been so cold and wet! Thank goodness for half term, we’re all still in pj’s and Alfie’s just declared he wants a pj day! Sounds good to me because outside is utterly miserable! Throwing it back to our little trip to the #isle of man to Join in with #whatmamaworemonday @heyitsromeca @asnapshotofme
Being a parent is good for the yogi ! 🌈 Lately I find myself using words like “winning” or “failing” when referring to experiences with Baby Kaia, when the truth is, this is irrelevant. It is so EASY to let myself get tossed around within the dynamic of classic parenting/life ups and downs. Pictured here is a long awaited moment of stillness and quiet on our big travel day. I am grateful for this practice that in rare moments (like these) reveals the raw beauty, real Love and mysterious perfection that is motherhood ✨💕 #yogaoffthemat#normalizebreastfeeding#motherhood#spiritual#blessed#lifeasamom
Sometimes in life i feel like I'm not good enough..strong enough... smart enough... n was never ready enough for what you are ... but one thing is for sure I no I love you more then enough to make right choices for u and I'll never guide u in the wrong direction.... u are my sun, my stars, and my reason for life! I hope one day u will realize what I would do for u #lifeasamom#myprincess#mylife#myworld#mystars
Vacation🌴 use to mean OVER indulging and coming home feeling like a slug🐌....you know that feeling right? Slow and bloated! 🐢
It use to be a time when I would eat way more food than I ever needed #oversizedportions and dessert at almost every meal. But it never left me feeling like a million💰bucks or more energized🔋 recharged when I got home, like I always hoped vacation would leave me feeling. (Need a vacation from vacation, anyone?) But this time was DIFFERENT. This was the first time I indulged, hello 🍕🍔🍺....but didn't OVER DO IT. I snuck in a couple nutrition dense shakes to keep me feeling on top of my game. I hit up the "gym" a couple days (love being able to hit it for 30 minutes ANYWHERE and be done!) to keep my energy up and I came home feeling ready for the week ahead.
This new me will forever be grateful for the tools🔧I have found that just make life better in all areas! 😍
Want in on my "not so secret" tools? I want to share them with ladies that are ready to take control back of their life and bodies!
No more feeling guilty for indulging and enjoying vacation (or heck...the holidays🎃🎄 can be worse and those are right around the corner..eekkk) while also staying on track!
If you want to join me in my virtual fit club and get through the holidays with balance⚖, comment below with your favorite emoji and I will be in touch with the next steps! .