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Yesterday we met with our waldorf co-op nature group and had so much fun walking trails, collecting pine cones and just playing.
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It is so good for them to have this mandatory outside time, because-especially when the weather changes, I can be a total hermit.
Any other hermit mamas out there?
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Yesterday we met with our waldorf co-op nature group and had so much fun walking trails, collecting pine cones and just playing. — It is so good for them to have this mandatory outside time, because-especially when the weather changes, I can be a total hermit. Any other hermit mamas out there? • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #homeschoolmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #waldorfeducation  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #waldorflife  #homeschoolmom  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #healthyeats  #waldorfhomeschool  #naturekids 
After an insane morning of lots of meltdowns and general grumpiness, I finally got my workout in. --
He joined me for the whole thing and even though I was seriously struggling, we finished together!
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And I have to say I feel so much better than I did before. More calm and grounded and less stressed!
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After an insane morning of lots of meltdowns and general grumpiness, I finally got my workout in. -- He joined me for the whole thing and even though I was seriously struggling, we finished together! -- And I have to say I feel so much better than I did before. More calm and grounded and less stressed! • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #inspirationalpost  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #healthyeats  #candidmotherhood  #thisismotherhood 
When you tell your kids to smile lol!
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But seriously I am beyond grateful to be their mama!
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It's hard, it's frustrating, but it's also incredibly rewarding. It fills up my heart every single day.
It makes me stronger and wiser. And I hope I am making as much of a positive impact on them as they do on me.
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Let's celebrate ourselves as mamas! We work hard, we give it our all and we do our best!
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Thank you to Sara Krebsbach Photography for this gorgeous picture 💜💜 Soma Art Photography and Nourish PNW for an incredible experience
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter #veganmom
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When you tell your kids to smile lol! -- But seriously I am beyond grateful to be their mama! -- It's hard, it's frustrating, but it's also incredibly rewarding. It fills up my heart every single day. It makes me stronger and wiser. And I hope I am making as much of a positive impact on them as they do on me. -- Let's celebrate ourselves as mamas! We work hard, we give it our all and we do our best! -- Thank you to Sara Krebsbach Photography for this gorgeous picture 💜💜 Soma Art Photography and Nourish PNW for an incredible experience • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter  #veganmom  #paleo  #dairyfree  #pacificnorthwestisbest  #eatrealfood  #mamalife  #toddlerapproved 
These are my 5 year old's muddy handprints on the wall.
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Some parents would probably look at this and be angry at their child. Tonight I am looking at them and I am angry with myself.
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I was not on my mom game today. Our day was off, I never got back on track.
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These handprints tell me I didn't connect enough today. I wasn't present enough. Of course I knew these things before I discovered this.
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These handprints say: 'I'm not feeling secure!'
'I needed you more today.'
'Don't give up on me.'
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I am thinking about the ways I could have done better today and hope to learn from this and apply them tomorrow.
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Of course I don't expect to be perfect every day, but as I wipe these prints away and see the clean wall, I see a clean slate for tomorrow and it gives me hope and so much gratitude that tomorrow will be a new (and better) day💜
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
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These are my 5 year old's muddy handprints on the wall. -- Some parents would probably look at this and be angry at their child. Tonight I am looking at them and I am angry with myself. -- I was not on my mom game today. Our day was off, I never got back on track. -- These handprints tell me I didn't connect enough today. I wasn't present enough. Of course I knew these things before I discovered this. -- These handprints say: 'I'm not feeling secure!' 'I needed you more today.' 'Don't give up on me.' -- I am thinking about the ways I could have done better today and hope to learn from this and apply them tomorrow. -- Of course I don't expect to be perfect every day, but as I wipe these prints away and see the clean wall, I see a clean slate for tomorrow and it gives me hope and so much gratitude that tomorrow will be a new (and better) day💜 • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #momconfessions  #organicisbetter  #veganmom 
Being a mama is tough. 
It's hard to know how to handle every situation that comes along.
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It's hard have compassion when one gets hurt after the 300th time you've told the kids to stop doing the dangerous thing they are doing.
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It's hard to focus on them and only them, when your mind keeps running over your to-do list.
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But it's also SO rewarding.
It's rewarding when one kid is hurt and the other one comes to check on them and asks 'are you ok?'
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It's rewarding when they give you a hug and tell you they love you without any prompting.
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It's rewarding when they want you to help them with their science kit and you both put on your super awesome safety glasses 😂
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It's rewarding in so many ways that are often overlooked but should be celebrated.
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To all the amazing mamas out there- we are in this together 💜💜 •
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter  #veganmom 
#paleo #dairyfree #glutenfree #eatrealfood #healthyeats #toddlerapproved #kidfood #fitfoodie
Being a mama is tough. It's hard to know how to handle every situation that comes along. -- It's hard have compassion when one gets hurt after the 300th time you've told the kids to stop doing the dangerous thing they are doing. -- It's hard to focus on them and only them, when your mind keeps running over your to-do list. -- But it's also SO rewarding. It's rewarding when one kid is hurt and the other one comes to check on them and asks 'are you ok?' -- It's rewarding when they give you a hug and tell you they love you without any prompting. -- It's rewarding when they want you to help them with their science kit and you both put on your super awesome safety glasses 😂 -- It's rewarding in so many ways that are often overlooked but should be celebrated. -- To all the amazing mamas out there- we are in this together 💜💜 • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter  #veganmom  #paleo  #dairyfree  #glutenfree  #eatrealfood  #healthyeats  #toddlerapproved  #kidfood  #fitfoodie 
This has become a new favorite at our house for breakfast!
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I wanted something dairy free/gluten free but also egg free and filling and this is delicious!
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This is Chocolate chia seed pudding! Did you know chia seeds are super nutrient dense and gives your body energy boosting power?! In fact, Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high energy and endurance!
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Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals!
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So this is a pretty perfect breakfast!
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Ingredients:
1 C coconut milk (or almond)
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 C chia seeds 
1.5 Tbs maple syrup 
2-4 pitted dates (optional)
2-4 Tbs cocoa powder (to taste)
2 tsp vanilla
A pinch of Himalayan salt
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Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
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Alternatively you could combine all ingredients with a whisk and let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. This will make the consistency more like tapioca pudding.
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Top with sliced banana, strawberries, granola, etc! 
Enjoy!
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy  #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter #foodie #foodoftheday #foodpost
#veganrecipes #dairyfree #glutenfree #eatrealfood #healthyeats #toddlerapproved #kidfood #fitfoodie
This has become a new favorite at our house for breakfast! -- I wanted something dairy free/gluten free but also egg free and filling and this is delicious! -- This is Chocolate chia seed pudding! Did you know chia seeds are super nutrient dense and gives your body energy boosting power?! In fact, Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high energy and endurance! -- Chia seeds are rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals! -- So this is a pretty perfect breakfast! -- Ingredients: 1 C coconut milk (or almond) 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 C chia seeds 1.5 Tbs maple syrup 2-4 pitted dates (optional) 2-4 Tbs cocoa powder (to taste) 2 tsp vanilla A pinch of Himalayan salt -- Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. -- Alternatively you could combine all ingredients with a whisk and let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. This will make the consistency more like tapioca pudding. -- Top with sliced banana, strawberries, granola, etc! Enjoy! • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter  #foodie  #foodoftheday  #foodpost  #veganrecipes  #dairyfree  #glutenfree  #eatrealfood  #healthyeats  #toddlerapproved  #kidfood  #fitfoodie 
Getting outside time is so important for us. We need the vitamin D and fresh air.
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We are loving our garden this year too! My husband put in a ton of time making our garden boxes and landscaping everything!
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Our food is finally growing too! I would love to be able to grow all our own food, but at least this is a start!
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter #foodie #foodoftheday #gardenlife 
#paleo #dairyfree #glutenfree #eatrealfood #healthyeats #toddlerapproved
Getting outside time is so important for us. We need the vitamin D and fresh air. -- We are loving our garden this year too! My husband put in a ton of time making our garden boxes and landscaping everything! -- Our food is finally growing too! I would love to be able to grow all our own food, but at least this is a start! • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter  #foodie  #foodoftheday  #gardenlife  #paleo  #dairyfree  #glutenfree  #eatrealfood  #healthyeats  #toddlerapproved 
Today was such a full day! --
Workout, ToysRUs, local festival by the waterfront, nap, cleaning the back porch in 86* weather, back to ToysRUs, checked out some RV's, dinner, bed.
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It was fun and I enjoyed the day (mostly) but towards the end of dinner I found myself getting super stressed out.
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Bedtime is late
The house is a disaster
Dishes are in the sink
Things are lost
Toddler melting down
1 million questions of "why?"
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I was feeling so frustrated, angry and just stressed. I had to just stop.
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Stop focusing on the negative. Find gratitude in the fun day we had. It wasn't perfect, but it was filled with many wonderful moments that deserve to be remembered and not swept away with worry and stress.
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It's definitely valid to feel all of that but it's so much nicer to focus on the positive. I forced myself to think of 5 moments today I am grateful for and I feel so much better now.
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In case you're wondering:
1. C comforting G when he didn't feel good saying "I'll make you feel better Gage." And finding him little toys to play with.
2. Watching the kids pretend to drive/race the power wheels and see how much joy it brought them.
3. Finishing my workout all the way, even though I didn't think I could do it.
4. Seeing dear friends and spending time with them (including one I randomly ran into!)
5. Wearing G in the Tula for the first time in a VERY long time (though that was quite uncomfortable after about 15 minutes lol)•
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#babiesofig #dayinthelife #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter
Today was such a full day! -- Workout, ToysRUs, local festival by the waterfront, nap, cleaning the back porch in 86* weather, back to ToysRUs, checked out some RV's, dinner, bed. -- It was fun and I enjoyed the day (mostly) but towards the end of dinner I found myself getting super stressed out. -- Bedtime is late The house is a disaster Dishes are in the sink Things are lost Toddler melting down 1 million questions of "why?" -- I was feeling so frustrated, angry and just stressed. I had to just stop. -- Stop focusing on the negative. Find gratitude in the fun day we had. It wasn't perfect, but it was filled with many wonderful moments that deserve to be remembered and not swept away with worry and stress. -- It's definitely valid to feel all of that but it's so much nicer to focus on the positive. I forced myself to think of 5 moments today I am grateful for and I feel so much better now. -- In case you're wondering: 1. C comforting G when he didn't feel good saying "I'll make you feel better Gage." And finding him little toys to play with. 2. Watching the kids pretend to drive/race the power wheels and see how much joy it brought them. 3. Finishing my workout all the way, even though I didn't think I could do it. 4. Seeing dear friends and spending time with them (including one I randomly ran into!) 5. Wearing G in the Tula for the first time in a VERY long time (though that was quite uncomfortable after about 15 minutes lol)• • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #dayinthelife  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter 
Happy Father's Day to this amazing daddy💜
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The kids and I are so lucky to have him and are forever grateful for all the hard work he does both at work and then at home.
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He's an amazing daddy and husband (even when I kind of fail at being a wife!)
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#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter
Happy Father's Day to this amazing daddy💜 -- The kids and I are so lucky to have him and are forever grateful for all the hard work he does both at work and then at home. -- He's an amazing daddy and husband (even when I kind of fail at being a wife!) • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #sundaysmiles  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter 
Why do I post about my workout everyday?
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It's to show you it's totally doable! I know what you're thinking. You're too busy. Too tired. Too many things on the to-to list.
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I know the excuses we'll because I had all of the same ones. But I decided enough was enough and I wanted to be as healthy as I could be.
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Now it's almost been a year since I started working out and no end in sight. You can do it! You are worth it!
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter
Why do I post about my workout everyday? -- It's to show you it's totally doable! I know what you're thinking. You're too busy. Too tired. Too many things on the to-to list. -- I know the excuses we'll because I had all of the same ones. But I decided enough was enough and I wanted to be as healthy as I could be. -- Now it's almost been a year since I started working out and no end in sight. You can do it! You are worth it! • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #mamabear  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter 
We all have good days and bad days.
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I know I always feel better when I start my day with a good workout. It gets the blood moving (I always run cold, so it's nice to warm up!) it gets me out of my head for a little while, and it makes me feel like I can get through anything.
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If you find yourself struggling, find a way to get some exercise in! And if you need a place to start, I would love to help. The more we do it together, the more we stick to it!
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Just like my little workout buddy, she motivates me💜 we are stronger together.•
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter
We all have good days and bad days. -- I know I always feel better when I start my day with a good workout. It gets the blood moving (I always run cold, so it's nice to warm up!) it gets me out of my head for a little while, and it makes me feel like I can get through anything. -- If you find yourself struggling, find a way to get some exercise in! And if you need a place to start, I would love to help. The more we do it together, the more we stick to it! -- Just like my little workout buddy, she motivates me💜 we are stronger together.• • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #healthytoddler  #crunchymamas  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter 
What do you do when you wake up later than you should and don't feel like doing anything??
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Put on your workout clothes and get it done! Tell yourself you'll do 5 minutes and hopefully that 5 minutes turns into completing the whole thing. But even if it doesn't 5 minutes is better than 0!
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids #boymom #momof2
#pnwmama #pnwkids #organicfoods #organicisbetter
What do you do when you wake up later than you should and don't feel like doing anything?? -- Put on your workout clothes and get it done! Tell yourself you'll do 5 minutes and hopefully that 5 minutes turns into completing the whole thing. But even if it doesn't 5 minutes is better than 0! -- I got my 30 minutes in today, did you? • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids  #boymom  #momof2  #pnwmama  #pnwkids  #organicfoods  #organicisbetter 
What calms your toddlers when they are overtired and just done?
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For mine, it's nursing. It is the cure all for just about everything at this age.
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We had an extra early start this morning and she was in MAJOR meltdown mode. Luckily she calmed right down and fell asleep.
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#babiesofig #babysmiles #momlifeisthebestlife #bestjobever #girlmom #momslivinghappy #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddler #organickids
What calms your toddlers when they are overtired and just done? -- For mine, it's nursing. It is the cure all for just about everything at this age. -- We had an extra early start this morning and she was in MAJOR meltdown mode. Luckily she calmed right down and fell asleep. -- • • • • • • #momlife  #mygreatestrole  #fitmom  #crunchymama  #healthylifestyle  #themommydiary  #babiesofig  #babysmiles  #momlifeisthebestlife  #bestjobever  #girlmom  #momslivinghappy  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingtoddler  #organickids 
New DIY up on the blog! Emma and I made these over Mother's Day weekend and it was so fun to spend time in the kitchen together.💞
Link in bio! Let me know if you make these and what you think!
New DIY up on the blog! Emma and I made these over Mother's Day weekend and it was so fun to spend time in the kitchen together.💞 Link in bio! Let me know if you make these and what you think!
Emotional, yet the rock.
Tired, but keeps going.
Worried, but full of hope.
Impatient, yet patient.
Overwhelmed, but never quits.
Amazing, even though doubted.
Wonderful, even in chaos.
Life changer every day. #mother☺️ #soluckytobehismom #mybiggestblessing #mygreatestrole
"Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you've gained from having one" 💖💖💖 There's just nothing better on this earth🌸
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#BlaireHerbst #LoveThisBaby #BabyGirl #4MonthsOld #LoveLivesHere #MomLife #BeingAMom #MyGreatestRole #MyGreatestGift #Blessed #LoveBeingAMom #Daughter
Whew. I almost didn't make it to Friday.😴
This week has been haaaard y'all. I protested BIG time about getting out of bed and putting on adult pants today.😩🙈
I totally wanted to hit snooze and take a vacay....
But we all know moms don't get days off.😜
Peppermint and lemon are definitely going in the diffuser this morning.🌿🍋
And I'm going to go drench myself in some peace and calming and maybe a mommy timeout later on today.... also known as naptime.😘😂
Whew. I almost didn't make it to Friday.😴 This week has been haaaard y'all. I protested BIG time about getting out of bed and putting on adult pants today.😩🙈 I totally wanted to hit snooze and take a vacay.... But we all know moms don't get days off.😜 Peppermint and lemon are definitely going in the diffuser this morning.🌿🍋 And I'm going to go drench myself in some peace and calming and maybe a mommy timeout later on today.... also known as naptime.😘😂
Morning car vibes...🚙☔️
Every morning after school drop off, I pull into the driveway and SIT. I soak up the baby bliss while it lasts and answer emails, check in with groups, prep for a class...
But mainly I enjoy the quiet before the double kiddo storm. Breakfast, nursing baby, who to get out first.... sometimes both are crying, sometimes one... but it always a bit stressful.
I mentally prepare myself for the day. Take lots of cleansing deep breaths. Say a little prayer.
Mommin ain't easy but it is my greatest joy.
My greatest role.
And of course I drink the coffee.
Then I do all the things.😘
#morningvibes #momminainteasy #mygreatestrole #drivewaydiaries #firstidrinkthecoffeethenidothethings
Morning car vibes...🚙☔️ Every morning after school drop off, I pull into the driveway and SIT. I soak up the baby bliss while it lasts and answer emails, check in with groups, prep for a class... But mainly I enjoy the quiet before the double kiddo storm. Breakfast, nursing baby, who to get out first.... sometimes both are crying, sometimes one... but it always a bit stressful. I mentally prepare myself for the day. Take lots of cleansing deep breaths. Say a little prayer. Mommin ain't easy but it is my greatest joy. My greatest role. And of course I drink the coffee. Then I do all the things.😘 #morningvibes  #momminainteasy  #mygreatestrole  #drivewaydiaries  #firstidrinkthecoffeethenidothethings 
Because moms need a break and kids love play dough.😘
Link to recipe in my bio👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
Because moms need a break and kids love play dough.😘 Link to recipe in my bio👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
We had so much fun at zoo lights the other night!
We had so much fun at zoo lights the other night!
Naptime snuggles plus getting some work done! So blessed to have this opportunity to work at home during these downtimes!
Naptime snuggles plus getting some work done! So blessed to have this opportunity to work at home during these downtimes!
These cuties got to put 'frosting' (coconut cream mixed with honey and cinnamon) on their gluten free/vegan cookies and were so happy. C says 'thank you' all on her own every day, no prompting required and it's SO Adorable!
These cuties got to put 'frosting' (coconut cream mixed with honey and cinnamon) on their gluten free/vegan cookies and were so happy. C says 'thank you' all on her own every day, no prompting required and it's SO Adorable!
This is what driving to get Nana from the airport looks like 😂 #thateyemask #shegetsitfromhermama #sweetdreams
Trader Joe's run first thing this morning with this adorable elf.
Trader Joe's run first thing this morning with this adorable elf.
Had to get out and play in the snow this morning! Not what I usually do at 7am!
#snowdayfun
Had to get out and play in the snow this morning! Not what I usually do at 7am! #snowdayfun 
Date night with this stud! Dinner and Seussical! Love one on one time!
Date night with this stud! Dinner and Seussical! Love one on one time!
This little one having so much fun trying on a snowsuit! #girlmama
This little one having so much fun trying on a snowsuit! #girlmama 
We got out our Christmas decorations- the felt tree for the kids is a hit again!
We got out our Christmas decorations- the felt tree for the kids is a hit again!
This is your Monday morning reminder that you are amazing and you can handle anything (even a Monday after a holiday!)! You have a brand new week to slay dragons, achieve goals, sweat more, complain less and lean into fears! Go!
This is your Monday morning reminder that you are amazing and you can handle anything (even a Monday after a holiday!)! You have a brand new week to slay dragons, achieve goals, sweat more, complain less and lean into fears! Go!
Ashlyn Kate capturing our hearts since September 2015! 
Preview of our family photos 😊!
Ashlyn Kate capturing our hearts since September 2015! Preview of our family photos 😊!
Grateful for this little boy who always keeps me on my toes and makes me laugh at all the ways he's just like me.
Grateful for this little boy who always keeps me on my toes and makes me laugh at all the ways he's just like me.
I am grateful for this girl who keeps me smiling every day!
I am grateful for this girl who keeps me smiling every day!
Aww these post workout moments with my baby. 💜💜
Aww these post workout moments with my baby. 💜💜
"If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing up into who you're meant to be!"--Marianne Richmond in the sweetest book "If I could keep you little..." Tears every time I read this book to her! I just want to breathe in her babyness and cherish every stage!
"If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing up into who you're meant to be!"--Marianne Richmond in the sweetest book "If I could keep you little..." Tears every time I read this book to her! I just want to breathe in her babyness and cherish every stage!
Bicker. Bicker. Bicker. Take them to the beach. Instant bonding. It's a magical place.
Bicker. Bicker. Bicker. Take them to the beach. Instant bonding. It's a magical place.
Jumping fun in the piles of laundry and pillows!
Jumping fun in the piles of laundry and pillows!
I actually woke up wanting to workout this morning! This doesn't happen everyday but I knew I got to do a fun one today! We were late for our co-op preschool but it was worth it to get the workout done while everyone was in a good mood!!
I actually woke up wanting to workout this morning! This doesn't happen everyday but I knew I got to do a fun one today! We were late for our co-op preschool but it was worth it to get the workout done while everyone was in a good mood!!
Painting!
Painting!
Looking for a frog 🐸 #pnwkids
Sweet baby naps💜💜
Sweet baby naps💜💜
My co-workers are cuter than yours. 😍 I am so thankful for every little moment with these two, even the crazy ones. 😉

#teambeachbodyteamspirit  #faithnation
Best friends 💜💜
Best friends 💜💜
Sunday mornings are for foam rolling, healthy shakes, and most importantly, God

Listening to the second message in the newest series "Isomnia" by my favorite, @churchnativity. 
There are three more chances to watch live today: 10:30 a.m., noon, and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday mornings are for foam rolling, healthy shakes, and most importantly, God Listening to the second message in the newest series "Isomnia" by my favorite, @churchnativity. There are three more chances to watch live today: 10:30 a.m., noon, and 5:30 p.m.
Our garden gnomes dressed up for Halloween!
Our garden gnomes dressed up for Halloween!
When something is important to you, you find a WAY and get rid of the excuses. Working out TOGETHER each morning has been such a strengthening point in our marriage. It means I have to wake up wayyyyyyyyyyy earlier than I would prefer to get it done before this guy leaves for work as a large animal vet. Animals don't sleep in I guess😂😏But it's a little sacrifice that has been so worth it. So whatever it is in YOUR life that is important to you but NOT happening---- sit down for a minute and find a way to make it happen. Sacrifice and struggle are often times necessary to bring joy and growth. Don't fight it---- roll with it😉💕
When something is important to you, you find a WAY and get rid of the excuses. Working out TOGETHER each morning has been such a strengthening point in our marriage. It means I have to wake up wayyyyyyyyyyy earlier than I would prefer to get it done before this guy leaves for work as a large animal vet. Animals don't sleep in I guess😂😏But it's a little sacrifice that has been so worth it. So whatever it is in YOUR life that is important to you but NOT happening---- sit down for a minute and find a way to make it happen. Sacrifice and struggle are often times necessary to bring joy and growth. Don't fight it---- roll with it😉💕
I always feel like I need more fruits and veggies. Suja juices are such an easy and quick way to make me feel healthy.

They say it's like a farmer's market in a bottle. I agree! So so good and they make me feel great!
I always feel like I need more fruits and veggies. Suja juices are such an easy and quick way to make me feel healthy. They say it's like a farmer's market in a bottle. I agree! So so good and they make me feel great!
When you take care of your body, it takes care of you. 
Working out makes me happy. It lifts my spirits, makes me feel good about myself, and helps me enjoy everyday activites, like shopping. 
I went to pick out some new clothes this weekend for the new job, and I felt amazing in just about everything I tried on.

This fun top and blazer are just two of my fun purchases. And let's be real, the extra income I earn from coaching and making others feel their best helps make it possible. It comes full circle.

Feeling super blessed tonight. Hope you have a great evening! Get that workout in today and feel good about yourself!
When you take care of your body, it takes care of you. Working out makes me happy. It lifts my spirits, makes me feel good about myself, and helps me enjoy everyday activites, like shopping. I went to pick out some new clothes this weekend for the new job, and I felt amazing in just about everything I tried on. This fun top and blazer are just two of my fun purchases. And let's be real, the extra income I earn from coaching and making others feel their best helps make it possible. It comes full circle. Feeling super blessed tonight. Hope you have a great evening! Get that workout in today and feel good about yourself!
It's a tough life being a Gabriel.

Little man passed out on hos daddy.
It's a tough life being a Gabriel. Little man passed out on hos daddy.
Sometimes working out looks like this 5 minutes in lol. But it's ok I kept going and finished and even made it to our Preschool co-op party (Almost) on time!
Sometimes working out looks like this 5 minutes in lol. But it's ok I kept going and finished and even made it to our Preschool co-op party (Almost) on time!
Do ya feel me? 😂☕
Do ya feel me? 😂☕
When the 1 year old finds the applesauce and bites into every.single.one LOL
When the 1 year old finds the applesauce and bites into every.single.one LOL
Feeling so blessed that this is my new view. Day two on the new job and loving every moment.

God is so good!
Feeling so blessed that this is my new view. Day two on the new job and loving every moment. God is so good!
Whew! Dishes, counters, floors, and nebulizers are clean! I love having a clean kitchen, but it never lasts long. For some reason, a clean kitchen just calls out to me and inspires me to cook something! Yumm! ...but then I end up with a messy kitchen again....does this happen to you?!?
Whew! Dishes, counters, floors, and nebulizers are clean! I love having a clean kitchen, but it never lasts long. For some reason, a clean kitchen just calls out to me and inspires me to cook something! Yumm! ...but then I end up with a messy kitchen again....does this happen to you?!?
😂😂 I confessed to my husband that when I talk to Siri, I feel like Iron Man talking to Jarvis, so he changed my Siri voice to a British man Siri. Lol! 
Today I asked him if I could call him Jarvis....
😂😂 I confessed to my husband that when I talk to Siri, I feel like Iron Man talking to Jarvis, so he changed my Siri voice to a British man Siri. Lol! Today I asked him if I could call him Jarvis....
Got outside today finally after many days of storms and wind! How cute is this little hat!?
Got outside today finally after many days of storms and wind! How cute is this little hat!?
The question of WHY?

I am currently doing a training along with a couple other leaders on our team to help our coaches grow their businesses and see the potential that is within them.  We keep asking them WHY they are doing this, WHY do they want to be a health and fitness coach, WHY do they want to work when others aren't. 
This got me thinking of my own WHY.  You see, as my business has grown, my WHY has changed.  When I first started, I just wanted to make a little extra money to help pay for some fun things like vacations, extra outings, and more. But, as time went on and I really caught the vision of what this could truly be, my why shifted to being home full time with my boys. 
And now that I am home with them, my why has changed again. 
Truthfully I think my WHY is actually the answer that directs most of my decisions.

I don't need anyone to remind me to stay committed. 
There is no question on if I will show up. 
You don't have to worry if I will be here in a few years. 
Or wonder if I will pay this forward every month. 
You see, I am on a mission to EMPOWER women to discover a SELF-WORTH that gives them HOPE to OVERCOME their perceived limitations. 
I want to show others that if you work hard and dream big anything is possible. 
I never want them to think for one second that they can't because they can.

So, when people ask me WHY it is because my family is everything to me and if I want to stop the madness it has to start and end with me.

See when you find your why-- the question of showing up isn't really a question. It is everything that guides your daily decisions. You will work so hard when no one is watching because your work is now your mission. 
Your greatest passion in life.
The question of WHY? I am currently doing a training along with a couple other leaders on our team to help our coaches grow their businesses and see the potential that is within them. We keep asking them WHY they are doing this, WHY do they want to be a health and fitness coach, WHY do they want to work when others aren't. This got me thinking of my own WHY. You see, as my business has grown, my WHY has changed. When I first started, I just wanted to make a little extra money to help pay for some fun things like vacations, extra outings, and more. But, as time went on and I really caught the vision of what this could truly be, my why shifted to being home full time with my boys. And now that I am home with them, my why has changed again. Truthfully I think my WHY is actually the answer that directs most of my decisions. I don't need anyone to remind me to stay committed. There is no question on if I will show up. You don't have to worry if I will be here in a few years. Or wonder if I will pay this forward every month. You see, I am on a mission to EMPOWER women to discover a SELF-WORTH that gives them HOPE to OVERCOME their perceived limitations. I want to show others that if you work hard and dream big anything is possible. I never want them to think for one second that they can't because they can. So, when people ask me WHY it is because my family is everything to me and if I want to stop the madness it has to start and end with me. See when you find your why-- the question of showing up isn't really a question. It is everything that guides your daily decisions. You will work so hard when no one is watching because your work is now your mission. Your greatest passion in life.
My six year old just asked: Mom, if I get in time out when I'm 60, does that mean I have to stay in there for an hour? 😂😂😂 Can I have a 29 minute timeout?
My six year old just asked: Mom, if I get in time out when I'm 60, does that mean I have to stay in there for an hour? 😂😂😂 Can I have a 29 minute timeout?
🌟🌟7 Day FREE challenge using BEACHBODY ON DEMAND starts MONDAY!!!! 🌟🌟(basically Netflix for Beachbody workouts)

Drop your email if you want in!!👇🏻👇🏻**can't already be working with a coach:) I don't wanna step on their toes!😚
🌟🌟7 Day FREE challenge using BEACHBODY ON DEMAND starts MONDAY!!!! 🌟🌟(basically Netflix for Beachbody workouts) Drop your email if you want in!!👇🏻👇🏻**can't already be working with a coach:) I don't wanna step on their toes!😚
She put on the googles while I was chopping onions but wanted to keep wearing them for quite a while after. And she's also wearing brothers 4t shirt because she loves it. 😂
She put on the googles while I was chopping onions but wanted to keep wearing them for quite a while after. And she's also wearing brothers 4t shirt because she loves it. 😂
I'll take that sticky lolly pop kiss! 🍭 My sweet girl makes my heart so full of joy! #kissyface #motherdaughterselfie 💕
There are days when I get up to two hours of uninterrupted work done, some days I'm lucky to get 30 minutes. 
But you know what? The beauty of being your own boss is that you're not going to get a bad evaluation or docked pay for having your sweet baby by your side.

So today as I'm getting ready for my big coaching sneak peek that starts tomorrow, I'll have this cute boy by my side.
There are days when I get up to two hours of uninterrupted work done, some days I'm lucky to get 30 minutes. But you know what? The beauty of being your own boss is that you're not going to get a bad evaluation or docked pay for having your sweet baby by your side. So today as I'm getting ready for my big coaching sneak peek that starts tomorrow, I'll have this cute boy by my side.
I tried playing Battleship today with my preschooler. 😂 She REALLY wanted to try it. She did a pretty good job, but this is how we've ended up--just playing with and making designs with the pegs. 😂
I tried playing Battleship today with my preschooler. 😂 She REALLY wanted to try it. She did a pretty good job, but this is how we've ended up--just playing with and making designs with the pegs. 😂
Little man wanted to join me for yoga the entire time I was on my mat. Only fitting that he joined in closing out today's practice.
Little man wanted to join me for yoga the entire time I was on my mat. Only fitting that he joined in closing out today's practice.
Coffee and Jesus.

I love Sunday mornings. I miss my Baltimore church so much, but thanks to technology I am able to live stream it every week until I find a church down here.

Today's message was awesome. It was the closing of the 8th g
Grade Faith series, and was full of lessons for Christians at every step of their journey.

My heart is full. Starting the week off wanting to give more, love more, and be a stronger Christian.

New to church or looking for one in Baltimore or something you can watch online? Check out @churchnativity. They are live streaming again two more times today. 
Enjoy!
Coffee and Jesus. I love Sunday mornings. I miss my Baltimore church so much, but thanks to technology I am able to live stream it every week until I find a church down here. Today's message was awesome. It was the closing of the 8th g Grade Faith series, and was full of lessons for Christians at every step of their journey. My heart is full. Starting the week off wanting to give more, love more, and be a stronger Christian. New to church or looking for one in Baltimore or something you can watch online? Check out @churchnativity. They are live streaming again two more times today. Enjoy!