For a second I wondered if two pictures of me kissing indie in a row was a little much but to be honest, it’s a pretty accurate representation of how I spent a good amount of my time these days. I can not get enough of this sweet girl ❤️. We went back to the Christmas tree farm this weekend (seriously you can’t keep me away from that place). Camp fires, warm weather, my family all around, pure joy on my kids’ faces. I’ve decided that this week, when that Christmas overwhelm starts to take over, I’m taking my mind back to this day. This is what matters and all I would ever want at Christmas 🌲 // Also I chopped my hair and am loving it so much! Took a minute to get used to it but one super quick blow dry and I was sold! Feeling so free and reminded that change is good 👌🏼!
1306563 hours ago
No Mud, No Lotus... it’s been quite a journey so far. I’m proud of myself. I was so happy in the first photo, pregnant with my third child, I was completely immersed in Mom life, raising these sweet little boys was my Life. Joyfully it Still is!!! :: But something was missing in the first photo. A bit of my strength, my courage...I lost myself for a while. The journey of being a mother is a special thing, and at times a difficult thing. I used to constantly give myself a hard time, I wanted to be the Best mom my children could have!! Still do! One thing I struggled with was being too hard on myself, us as moms tend to criticize our own every move. Did I handle that right, do they feel loved enough, do they all feel heard, did they eat enough, drink enough...Is my husband feeling neglected... etc. It’s a very difficult thing to put yourself first...EVER. Slowly I started to learn the balance, and I realized through YOGA that if I didn’t take some time for myself... I struggled with my family more. Everytime I checked out for a bit, ‘filled my cup’ so to speak, I had Much Much more to offer my loved ones! This is how I found myself again, my strength my courage, my connection to self returned. By taking some time for ME. I’m stronger now, i can handle the things life throws at me, as a householder Yogi i thrive on being mindful with my family and Yoga has helped me tremendously with this. This is how I maintain my life now, finding a passion and investing love into it can guide you home. 🏡 Don’t be afraid to take a step back, to allow your ‘pitcher to fill back up’ how else are we able to serve others? The saying goes, “you can’t fill a cup from an empty pitcher”.☺️💕🙏🏼 #taketimeforyourself
1883573 hours ago
More than 6 weeks old already, time goes so fast 🐒
Hey ihr Süßis 💫
Seid ihr schon bereit für Weihnachten oder noch im Stress🎄 Mir ging die Vorweihnachtszeit viel zu schnell... und ich muss noch einiges vorbereiten. ICH WÜNSCHE EUCH EINEN SCHÖNEN ABEND 💫
Cree and I are excited to be a #PampersPartner. I trust none other than @pampersus to keep my little one dry, especially since he’s already trying to sleep for longer stretches! The first diaper that ever touched my little babe’s preemie tush in the hospital was Pampers Swaddlers! My family and I are 4 years strong with Pampers! Over the next few days... be sure to tune into my stories to see more about how I swaddle my gorgeous little man in love! #SwaddledinLove
Being busy is not your purpose. I know being busy makes me feel good, accomplished, purposeful, useful. However too often it is held up as the measure of our worth. Like if we're not too busy then we're not working hard enough or ticking off that do to list quick enough. If you've got itchy feet to do more but doing more isn't making you feel good, give yourself permission to slow down. Take a breather and do what makes you happy. That to do list, your goals and dreams will still be there once you feel like they're a joy again. Hope you all get that breather over Christmas 😘
My baby is 3 months + 1 day today and as smiley as can be! ❤️ His favorite song is “My Boy” (My Girl by the Temptations) and it always makes him smile! He still loves to be worn and snuggled close to mommy! He is drooling up a storm all the time and sticking everything in his mouth!
He can now push himself up on his elbows and has super good head control. He would rather sit facing out so he can see all the action- and thinks he’s pretty big!
He is growing longer & bigger each day! He now weighs around 14 lbs 2 oz! He is in 3-6 month or 6 month clothes & is still sleeping amazing at night! 🙌🏻 We are so blessed to be his mommy & daddy and love him so much 💕 our hearts are so full!! #3monthsold#babyboy#letterboard#letterboardquotes#babynames#mommyblogger
Baby ligt op bed, vriendlief is weg ivm werk en ik lig nu dus heerlijk in mijn uppie met de voetjes omhoog op de bank. Na twee dagen werken (weer voorbij gevlogen) geniet ik nu even van de rust en doe ik vanavond lekker niks meer. Vandaag werkte ik een dag vanuit huis. (Ik heb 1 kantoordag en twee thuiswerkdagen in de week) Best een luxe, want het scheelt een hoop reistijd. Al vind ik het heerlijk om op kantoor in het gezelschap van mijn collega’s te zijn. Maar, nu we verhuisd zijn vind ik het mega relaxt dat ik een fijne plek heb om te werken. In ons oude huis zat ik altijd in een klein hoekje gepropt. Nu is dat wel anders. Soms zit ik aan ons eiland of ik werk aan onze mega lange eettafel. Love it!💕Wie van jullie werkt er nog meer af en toe vanuit huis?🏡.
My little “Christmas” cards may end up being “New Years” cards if I can’t finish addressing them all 🤦🏼♀️ #momlife BUT if you are in the same boat as me, you’re in LUCK! @artifactuprising Is giving you 15% off their entire site when you use promo code PB15 🙌🏻 This code is only available to @heymamabae readers/followers so I’m happy to pass this savings along to you! So if you’re interested in doing a little DIY action of your own, or just want to purchase any of their other products, use the code PB15 for 15% off through Christmas Day ❤️ #artifactuprising
Text: MOM!!!!!!!!!!! Take down that baby picture of me on Facebook! I look terrible. And do not post anything again that I have not seen. Post the one where I am holding that stuffed elephant. I look really cute in that. No wait. Don’t post that until I look at it again to be sure.
Text: By the way, mom. Nobody writes BTW when they mean, by the way. And nobody uses LOL anymore. It’s so last year.
Text: Sarah got into Ohio State!! Can I buy her some Buckeye clothing? I know you said no more college clothing but I just want to send her one thing.
Text: I can’t! You know I do not have any of my own money.
Text: I have been looking for a job. I swear. Like all the time. (Link to full article in profile)
412 minutes ago
It’s not like any of us beautiful ladies need photo editing 😉 ... BUT this is a good one ❤️🎄 Love Christmas Get Togethers! 🤗🥰 #grateful#christmastime#momlife
N I N E W E E K S ✨
This little boy has been an absolute dream today! So so smiley and happy🤗 he’s nine weeks old today and finished leap two, cliche but it is all really going so fast. Don’t grow too quickly little baba💖
I STILL can’t put into words what last month meant to me. What a roller coaster of emotions it’s been since the very beginning. Hitting silver has been a dream of mine since I even looked at the comp plan and here I am. SILVER 😭 .. I am so thankful for such an amazing leader and team. those girls 💛 if I have any advice at all for anyone that wants to be in this business journey... find your girl gang. Find them and love them and just do this with them. The wellness, purpose, and abundance with this company is beyond what I ever imagined for my life and theirs. And above all else. Give yourself grace, because you will get there. This dream is worth fighting for. So darn worth it. And I’m not done yet, because I AM BRAVE ✨✨ thank you @mallory__eden for being such a light and the friend and leader I needed to prove to myself it’s all possible when we push past our comfort zone.
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So this happened..
Still got a lot of unpacking, cleaning and even some painting to do.
BUT the tree is up.
Christmas is almost here in our new home.
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Let’s talk toxins... they are in everything! Candles, air fresheners, detergents, soaps, lotions, makeup, food (the list goes on)! We are surrounded with chemicals, more than ever before. These chemicals and toxins are making us sick and the industry is telling us we need these things to have smoother skin, better smelling homes, cleaner things; you name it we need it! But you guys there’s a better way, a healthier way to live. I’m so blessed to be able to use @younglivingeo essential oils in my home to make just about anything, without the toxins! I want to know, for real, what is holding you back from living a healthier life? Time, money, lack of knowledge, overwhelm by the industry? I honestly would love to know and help you not only clean up your home but also with what’s in your fridge. What we put in and on our bodies is so so important!!! This is the drive behind our dream of an organic market farm and to educate others about the benefits of oils. I want to hear from you 👇🏻
Whether you’re a parent to kids, animals, husband or all of the above.
One day I know we will miss the mess.....
But for now, this sign cracks me up!!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣 Can anyone relate????🙋🏻♀️
(reposted:@mrs.mclean_ . And no, this is not my sign☺️)
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The hurricane! 🌪 📸
215 minutes ago
Gratitude challenge day something-something (jumping around on these last few)
S E L F - L O V E
Was kinda dreading this one. It was meant to be last but what better day to do it than on the back of a few sleepless nights when nerves are wired and emotions are high!
I’ve always battled, as many others do too, with that niggling inner voice. You know, that incessant chatterbox that points out all the flaws, failures and potential catastrophes ALL-THE-TIME. It’s relentless and exhausting, particularly when you start to listen to it and believe what it’s saying. (Its also a spin-out to sit back and wonder who that voice belongs to. Me? Well, if I’m listening to it so how can it be me?? #trippy)
When I’m not sleeping well, stressed, witness tragedy in someone’s (or my own) life or there’s change on the horizon, that chatter amps up big time. More like a neurotic, booming ramble. Anxiety levels soar and it’s impossible to think straight. I become flighty, panicky and instantly want to hermit myself at home.
BUT I’m learning not to react like a skittish hermit crab 🐚 🦀 .
I’m grateful to be slowly developing the tools to let that voice ramble away without giving it all the weight I used to. As my pal @therealistdietitian posted recently... ‘observing the thoughts rather than being in them’. Im grateful that can still involve a good old cry (or ten). It’ll be a forever-journey but it’s helping me today and I’m not the blabbering mess I predicted I’d be at 4am this morning.
So drawing some form of conclusion from this insta-ramble, I guess what I’m trying to get at here is that my act of self love comes in the practice of mindfulness. Learning to give myself grace and not believe that I’m failing as much as that voice tells me I am.
Can someone come fold my washing? Xx
Ps... super grateful for this beautiful journal my @kellyruckerphoto gave me... this is gonna get a workout! PPS... beautiful illustration by @revelatori Xx