Hello Gorgeous!! __________
What are some of your fave things in the mornings?
My fab five: ☕️ Some Days I just need a warm cup of something to sip. Alone. In the quiet before the three little bears wake up 😋
💦My leather earrings from Nickel and Suede because I can add some happy oils to them and I smell it all day... especially during school with the kiddos.
📚My John Maxwell Bible! OMGEEE the stuff he added in there with all his years of wisdom is like 🤯
💥Setting up our diffusers before the kids come downstairs. Let’s have some settled little humans that will focus this morning shall we?! _________
💆♀️Did I mention peace and quiet yet? Like, they are not bugging me or pulling at or started calling my name like a gazillion times for the day yet 😂😂😂 Love my little bears, but quiet before the non-stop day with ALL their energy somehow energizes me.
I’m not quite sure why but with both my girls terrible twos started before they turned two! This is Marlene currently at 1 year and 8 months, having a tantrum just because I took her water away to put on her jacket. I’m not sure if it’s a hormonal issue since we have too much estrogen in the house, 🙈😂 (God help my husband); but as you see we go from drama to smiles in the matter of seconds!⬅️ Anyone else experience terrible twos early? How do you deal with it? We try talking to her and explaining, but not sure how much they understand at this point! Good luck to me this shall be a very interesting stage! 😂🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️#toddlertuesday at it’s finest! ❤️
The relief when your baby finally takes the bottle. Not my best photo but this one was taken at 6.30am this morning when Rylee finally accepted a bottle instead of the breast for his morning milk... It’s been a long and wonderful journey breastfeeding, but finally we’re both ready to move on! ✨💫✨
Always my #mcm#mancrushmonday -
But I’m starting #MOMcrushmonday bc I had to pat myself on the back today.... so look... 2.5 years ago I made the decision to end my marriage... From then I took hit after hit and when I’d pick myself back up again I’d get hit yet again. I purchased a near lemon of a car and traded it in. I got ripped off trade in value bc of the faults and the asshole sales and finance team made an example out of me with my new loan... Retarded high interest rate and warranties and packages I didn’t even need. Since then I’ve landed jobs that have paid well (yes, jobs plural... single moms DO NOT survive off just 1 job in the DC area), been able to save and I’ve made some great connections. One of which is one of my regulars who is the finance manager at a car dealership. Today he got me out of that rip off loan and got me into a GORGEOUS brand new car with all the bells and whistles and with no negative equity coming from the lemon and the roller skate I had been driving! Today I ended the chapters of the last 2.5 years and am now ringing in the next! Making progress and making it happen BY MY DAMN SELF with the support from this little dude! 🤘🏼 Hope he remembers how hard mommy worked and sees that hard work pays off and to never give up #myboy#whippin#rockstar#cheeringsquad#allforhim#boymom#motherandson
#mancrushmonday right here 😍 ok ok I did write a post about my #momcrushmonday but of course I can have two crushes right?! Check out my new post! Excited about my Monday series 💕 .
And I don’t want to forget to mention what a stud this guy is. While I was away he installed lights in our entire house and worked night shifts! #iwin#husbandoftheyear#dadsofintagram
📷 by @watdatmeenz
Do you wake up with a sore neck and back from:
1. sleeping on the seam of your [king] bed;
2. rolling over toys;
3. being kicked and pushed; and/or
4. being farted and/or peed on?
Do you find yourself tired after laying in bed for 8 hours?
Are you in dire need of coffee and a gift card to the spa?
Then my dear friend you must be living with a toddler who refuses to sleep in his/her own bed! 😫
Definitely need a #momhack for this issue. #sendhelp
I just want to take a moment and brag on two of my very best friends who have taken there passions and put them together to give brides, the bridal parties and families there hair and makeup services as a duo team together!!! If you have that big day in the making then contact them asap to get them booked as wedding season approaches!!! 🙌🙏❤️❤️ @theposhpair @jessbarbini @hollaitspaula #momcrushmonday#letmetellyouaboutmybestfriends#theposhpair#hairandmakeup#weddingstylist#weddings
It’s a New Year and I’m bringing back highlighting some of my favorite Mama’s. 💕 Whenever I stop in to visit Lynnelle @tiptoemeadow Instagram feed I feel like I’m on her sofa enjoying a cup of coffee and chatting about all things motherhood. I love how honest, gracious and madly in love with her littles she is. She reminds me often that being a Mama is the first & best job we have. Even on the tough days. Not to mention her kids are ADORABLE and looks so darn cute in Darling + Bandit. Make sure you follow this incredible woman! She’s a gem.
#momcrushmonday 📷 @tiptoemeadow
All meal prepped for the week! It’s that easy when 3/5 meals are scientifically backed nutrition...and THANK GOD because prepping one meal a day takes FOREVER, I don’t know how people cook 5 meals a day! .
Our SYSTEMS aren’t on trial they set the standard 👌🏼💯
Day 1/80 kind of kicked my booty. Sooo glad I prepped with the abs and booty Bootcamp first! Super pumped to see all my challenge gals showing up strong for day 1. 💪💪 There’s strength in numbers and I can tell these next 80 days are going to be RAD.
I have to share as she never ceases to amaze me. The other day she casually said “what if I could qualify for the Boston marathon?” In my book she already has, but I won’t be surprised when she does. I thank God for her everyday..not to mention she has 100% changed my perspective on every aspect of life. AND FYI, it’s almost that time of year again🐷 (btw this photo was truly not staged) #melanomasurvivor#momcrushmonday#flyingpig#bostonmarathon
When @catandnat announced that their 2nd live Fun Show was coming to San Antonio I was 😱💃🎉
When they announced the date I was even MORE excited—the weekend before my sweet RJ boy’s 5th birthday 👼
January is ALWAYS hard...my heart just hurts for my boy 💔
I had already decided that this year I wanted to focus more on honoring all I’ve learned since becoming a mama...even though I never imagined I’d start mamahood with a stillborn babe and fight for my own life due to HELLP Syndrome 😭😭😭
So celebrating 5 years of mom life by laughing and crying and laughing so hard I cried felt like the perfect way! 💞
These 2 mamas are the real deal + some of my very fav ones—their FB lives are hilarious, their posts so relatable and their instastories are the best!😍
Thanks Cat + Nat for doing whatcha do—your #momtruths and car dances = THE best!!!
ps: you NEED to follow these mamas and if the FUN SHOW comes close to you—GO!!
#momcrushmonday everything i am and everything i will Be is because of her . I truly love this little girl and her happiness is key ...for years i took care of other people so when i had Levi it was as very natural to care about someone other then myself 💕
We're here with our next Mom-Crush-Monday!💕 The spotlight this week goes to Nicole Prescavage, a pediatric/PICU nurse at a local hospital. She's mom to Thomas who recently celebrated his first birthday! Nicole's husband is Jon, and they also have 2 dogs, Jax and Tinsley. 👨👩👦 Her journey with FIT4MOM began in October 2017, and she's discovered that "Fit4Mom has given me the opportunity to meet new mothers like myself, and has made me learn that it truly takes a village to raise a child(ren) and being able to stay fit while creating bonds with other mothers has been a truly great experience so far at Stroller Strides! It not only has given me new confidence as a mom but allows me to be the best mama I can be to my son!" Keep up the awesome work, Nicole! 👍We've loved having your super positive attitude and smile in class ☺️ Nicole's top 3 current obsessions are:
☑️ Ordering off Amazon (not a fan of going out in the cold right now!)
☑️ Trying new crock pot meals
☑️ Watching kids' movies! (Her top fav is Zootopia!) Nicole's advice to new moms is "to do what’s best for you and your little one. As a new mom you receive a lot of wanted and unwanted advice and at the end of the day you have to do what’s works for you and your baby! You know them best and that bond is so special, cherish it as much as you can!" Thomas loves watching his mama dance (and dancing with her!) while listening to music together 🎶 Precious! 😍
This is my mom crush Monday. 🙌🏼She is pretty cool. She takes me on hikes, gives me lots of treats and even lets me sleep right on top of her when I need cuddles. 💕That’s right! Once a lap dog, always a lap dog! 🐾Thanks mom! #mcm#momcrushmonday#Colorado
#momcrushmonday to the strongest woman I know. We may not always see eye to eye, but you’re my only mom and no one could ever replace you. You’ve been a stubborn fighter your entire life and this is no different. I know you’ve got this. I love you so much mom💜 @debby4785 #kickingcancersass
I’m trying to be better about being in pics with my babies. I’m always the one snapping them, but I’m so glad to have this memory from when Zion was a week old. I was feeling very bloated and dealing with all the postpartum joys, but it’s worth it to have a pic of me loving on his tiny newborn self. Thank you @simple_reflections_photo #holdwhatmatters#coi_mamamonday