little jack is one week old today, and i already can’t imagine life without him in it. he’s soooo mellow, loves the milkies, and is a trooper for putting up with pipers harassment.
i’m feeling better and better every single day! still feeling some contractions as my uterus shrinks, still sore and so exhausted, but have never felt so overwhelmed with love.
Vor drei Jahren verabschiedete ich mich abends noch von Basti als gute Freundin und fuhr zurück in meine Wohnung. Morgen feiern wir seinen Geburtstag als Ehepaar und Eltern von zwei wundervollen Töchtern. Drei Engel für Basti! #familygoals Foto // @anjawilhelmifotografie
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What makes you feel confident & fulfilled? Take note of when you're feeling at your best, mark it in your memory, write it down & do more of that!
Tell me your top 3! Mine are very simple & have nothing to do with things.
1. Spending time with my boys
2. Getting a good work out- aka sweating
3. Cleaning & organizing
It all comes down to simple things. Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed by wanting & wanting more (material items) because let's be honest, social media makes us want things that none of us really need. This is when I'll start to take note of what actually makes me feel good and it always comes down to those 3 things.
Have a good day! ❤️ you guys!
🙋🏼Hey you... yes YOU!!
💗The one who messaged me asking for help 💗The one who said they were tired of how they look and feel 💗The one who was READY to make a change and take control of their own health .
...but then you second guessed yourself💁🏼... made excuses🤷🏼♀️... and completely went MIA 😉
😐I was there once before, and Im here again. SO I get it... making a change... trying something new... It's scary... terrifying even... .
🙃BUT, if you are unhappy and unsatisfied, then staying the same is just as scary.
🙌🏼I'm in YOUR corner, and I want to help you! We can do this together!🤗😘
Afraid to wear a bikini. Feeling like I can’t be proud of myself even though I work my ass off with my workouts and nutrition. I’ve felt like this before, have you? •
No I’m not perfect, but that doesn’t mean that my hard work doesn’t matter. Same for you! Yes I still have skin that hangs over my leggings. Nope I don’t have the rock hard abs that I want….yet! 😉 But do you know what this body went through? You Mommas get it!! This body has created 2 babies! This body has had a c-section, and has a scar to remind me of how amazing birthing babies is. If it wasn’t for that scar I would have lost my baby girl. She wouldn’t be here with us if it wasn’t for that scar and an angel nurse that saved her life! So instead of feeling ashamed, I’m damn proud of this body! •
Whenever the Mommas I talk to question if they can stick to a workout for 30 days, or if they can stick with eating heathy I remind them of what their body went through. And if they could grow babies and birth them, then they can do anything!!! I mean right?! •
I get how it feels to feel like you have so far to go that you don’t even know where to start. How it is to feel so alone like no one else gets it and like no one supports you in wanting to get healthy, look better and feel better. I have been there. I have found a community of women that have helped me in the times I’ve needed it most. I have read books that have helped me change my mindset from feeling depressed and like I’m stuck to feeling like I’ve got this and I can do anything. •
I want to pay that forward! If you are looking for a group of women working on being the best version of themselves, falling in love with the process and getting fit for the New Year then my upcoming Fit Mommas Group is perfect or you! Message me if you want to learn more!
Having a hard time showing myself grace today, and then I turn around and see this. 😍
My better half, mask on because he’s sick, taking on solo Dad duties today and encouraging me to get my booty out the door so I can go run some errands. 🙌🏻
Seriously beyond thankful for this man who not only takes on life 50/50 with me (and a lot of days more like 75/25 😜) but also showers me with love, compliments and patience as I work through my postpartum journey. 💙
Grabbing my shake to go (maybe my lack of self grace is hunger creeping up??) and off to get some shopping done so we can relax the rest of the day. .
😷🤧 Any “get over being sick quick” remedies by the way??? We definitely don’t have time for colds and are ready to try almost anything to keep us all cold free and help Dad recover!
Do you ever wish, wonder if it’s possible, to start a new life, change how you’re identified, how people see you, what they know you as..
You can’t change the past. But you can change who you are by how you are. However, it’s hard to change someone’s view of you even after you’ve changed..
And maybe you can’t change your view of someone else..
Memories can be beautiful, should be beautiful. But memories can also be reminders, protectors that help stop you from reliving the same pain twice.
Memories can torment, cause untrustworthiness, cause you to shut out and shut in.
You can’t change someone’s memories. And those memories may be the reasoning behind their view of you.
I’ve been there, I am there. And I’m on both ends.
I don’t have the answer, but I do know it’s not to forgive and forget. Forgive, yes. But accepting that I’ll never forget, or they’ll never forget, is apart of the healing. And ALWAYS be honest with how you feel, good or bad.
And pray. All day, everyday. ♥️
Diffusing to uplift mood (bc toddler tantrums), relax & naturally mask the smell of two cute dogs 🐶 ⚗️.
Diffusing is a much healthier option to candles and air fresheners and you can't compare the smell of real plant essences vs "fragrance"🤢❤️ .
Not even 2 months in yet and already 31 people and counting in my downline!!🔥🔥 Pinch me! It keeps growing daily too!💃🏼 I was terrified to start this new venture, but knew it was the right move! 🙌🏻 If there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that you can’t rest on an opportunity! You have to take it now and run with it!
Due to the fact I didn’t “wait to start” I’m now going to be able to pay cash for Christmas, which I would not have been able to do if I had stayed with my old opportunity or even just didn’t do anything with either opportunity!😱 Guys the time is now! If you’ve been watching me thinking “I want to know what she does.” Or “I need to do something like her” then reach out!😘
New Stock and Almost gone ❗️
Beautiful set for only £22. Last one remaining in 18m. Lovely soft fabric.
On the sixth day of Christmas, pruvit gave to me... B2G1 free Keto KREME!
Where are my coffee lovers?? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ What if your coffee helped hair & nail growth?
What if your coffee could repair DNA structures?
What if your coffee could provide mental clarity?
What if your coffee could provide an energy boost?
Enter stage: Keto Kreme! 😍😍 🔥 MCT OIL & FAT will provide you that mental clarity & energy boost you’re looking for to not only get through your day, but make it PRODUCTIVE. 🔥4PLEX COLLAGEN from pure egg shell membrane will aid in your hair & nail growth. (And boy do I need this.. my hair is still shorter than I’d like!) 🔥 AC-11 assists in REPAIRING your cellular DNA structures.. extending our DNA. Science is cool, man! 😎
And it gets even better... if you don’t like coffee, you can skip it and just mix Keto Kreme with water. 💦
Oh I almost forgot.... it tastes amazing! You can skip the borin bulletproof coffee flavor! ☕️ 👏🏻🙌🏻
Ganz dick eingemummelt haben wir heute morgen noch ein paar Sonnenstrahlen abbekommen. ❤
Und heute Nachmittag kam das Schmuddel-Igitt-Wetter zurück.🙈
Wie war euer Tag ihr Lieben?😙
A few items from today's @traderjoes trip.
If you have not tried that cauli-mash, do it. It's a new favorite at our house.
Getting back to tea at night and the Well Rested is their night time blend with Chamomile and Peppermint that I love.
The Dubliner cheese is new for me but I experimented with it a few weeks back and did well with it so I'm giving it a go this week for snacking.
I'm sure he's thinking about what kind of trouble he can get in to. 🙈 lol JK! 😂
☺We're all happy to be home together all day today!! ❤🏡
Haven't been posting due to lack of a phone, lack of data left on bill plan, lack of WiFi and well lack of a minute to myself! Taking a moment as the boys are in full cray mood dismantling the changing table to breathe, take a pic and remove myself from the current madness-my own version of mindfulness! 1 of our new rules is no phones at the table (or in the sitting room! Going well!).
When the whole rest of the kitchen is upside down..quite literally I can look at these decorations, think of Christmas and be blissfully ignorant to the mess! #toddlermom#stayathomemom#christmas#letitsnow#mindfulness#mumof3boys#kitchen#itwillpass#makingdinner#easilydistracted#hygge
If you’ve been around us for any period of time while Aria is awake and Ezra is crying, then this phrase is no stranger to you. It’s kind of funny having a little human narrate the day-to-day. Well, it’s funny if I’m caffeinated and if it’s funny if she’s not repeating each phrase a gazillion times 😅. #ariameadowchats
Look at this sweet angel 😍 Christmas is less than two weeks away! Who else is super excited?!
• #TagewieDiese •
An Tagen wie heute, wenn meine Kraft als Mama nachlässt, wenn die Nacht schlecht war, wenn die Autonomie-/Trotzphase mit all ihrer geballten Kraft einem so richtig die Haustür eintritt, wenn man an sich zweifelt, wenn man am Kind zweifelt, wenn man einfach nur noch alles in Frage stellt... wenn man sich selber gerade einfach nicht mag, weil man laut geworden ist, weil man Dinge gedacht hat, die einem im Nachhinein leid tun, wenn man wütend geworden ist, obwohl man es eigentlich besser weiß... wenn man einfach gerne woanders wäre... dann wäre ich gerne gerade dort 🏰 #waltdisneyworld . Und wenn es nur für einen Tag wäre... ein Tag voller Magie, voller Leichtigkeit, ein Tag voller Träume & schöner Erinnerungen... einfach ein #happyplace ❤️.
Jetzt geht es aber erstmal ins Bett -
Schlaf soll bekanntlich auch die Batterien wieder aufladen & ins Bett komme ich aktuell schneller als nach Orlando 😉.
Und immer dran denken #ihrseidnichtallein - überall gibt es uns, die überforderten, mit sich selber unzufriedenen Mamis, die denken, sie müssten die Rabenmutter schlechthin sein. Lasst mich euch versichern: Nur weil wir Grenzen haben & diese manchmal erreicht, sowie unsere Nerven überstrapaziert sind & wir ungeduldiger sind, als wir es gerne wären, sind wir noch lange keine schlechten Mamis. Wir sind einfach nur Menschen.