I only own two pairs of pants, how did this much laundry enter my life?! Oh right, I had kids. (PS this drawing was done while holding a baby and sitting in a pile of laundry. Good times.) #laundrylife
Sound familiar? This totally hit home for me. That’s this week’s guest and co-author of the book The War On Normal @sarah_blight. Check out #episode35 to hear what she has to say about what actually is #normal , what we may think is normal and the difference between the two. #messybungirls#waronnormal#thewaronnormal
Taking full advantage of this early fall sun and still utilizing our mini pool! These days it’s filled with dirt, rainwater and random toys. ☀️ How are you still squeezing summer into the warm fall days?
Note to self: Life is not about perfection!
I am a perfectionist...an extreme perfectionist some might say 😂 I never wanted to do anything unless I felt the conditions were optimal and I could give 110%. I wanted to be perfect. I needed perfection. I remember telling myself that when I was more organized I would sit down and set some new goals for myself. Or when I had more time I would do something just for me. Or when I had everything perfectly planned out for the next 12 months then I would start that big project I've been thinking about for 3 years. But the organization, time, and perfect plans never came. I thought I was setting myself up for success when I was actually just setting myself up for disappointment, stress, and unhappiness. Where would I be today if I had just done some of those things that I was so afraid I wouldn't be perfect at?? The best thing I ever did was to grant myself grace. Grace for not having a magazine worthy home. Grace for not accomplishing everything on my to do list. Grace for feeding my kids cheese puffs and ice cream for dinner on a nights I get home late from meetings. Grace for not being the perfect person I thought I needed to be for everyone to like me...and for me to like myself.
Life is not about perfection. Actually...life is more fun when you just embrace the crazy, the chaos, and the mess. When you quit worrying about all of the things you are NOT and start focusing on all of the things that you ARE, you will likely realize that you are pretty awesome and are doing a damn good job!
So, lets stop worrying about perfection! And lets start enjoying life. Lets start doing the things we've been putting off because we needed more time, more money, more confidence, more whatever. You don't have to be perfect. You just have to start!
Happy 14th Birthday to my little buddy who’s not so little anymore💔 @quadslikerobbjr
Your Mama sure loves you (even when you’re sassy)
Thank you for being a young man who holds doors for others, says thank you to adults and has patience for 5 yr old little girl wrestlers/is a favorite among them, is someone the little guys can look up to, and def for being a good partner for the older girls too.
I’m sure being my kid hasn’t been an easy road...but I hope having a weird/cool mom is worth it🤪! Here’s to the last 4 years we have have together🤛🏼 and making them awesome.
My dad. 🙏🏼 it’s been so nice having him here! Cody’s been traveling a lot and one more weekend alone would have been 💩. We’ve had a busy weekend watching soccer, drinking coffee ☕️ together, cussing out Lagoon 🎡, taking care of London while she was 🤢, & watching football 🏈 . I’m a lucky daughter, that’s for sure. I LOVE YOU DAD (said in Will Ferrell from “Old School” voice!) *Sorry I ate all the cake 🍰
Sooo Chimney Rock and Bat Cave were hella picturesque and amazing! Can't wait to make it a regular trip and explore!
Today's workout provided by my huge baby riding on my back and an uphill hike 🍑👍🏼 #wnc you sure are pretty.
A lady at the store said “enjoy the age” he’s about to start toddling & it’s like he listened 😱 Overnight this kid seems so grown— he only wants to feed himself, practice standing up constantly, & is trying to say so many new words/sounds. He’s currently trying to say dog & ball, and has been trying f, s, p, w, & r sounds. He’s constantly “singing” & hollering to try out his voice & dancing everywhere from the grocery cart to the changing table. My baby is over being a baby & I’m shook! 👶🏼😱
As the parent, YOU are the expert on your child. On what makes them shine, what brings the sparkle to their eyes, what genuinely makes them smile. Cherish this, tune into this. This is your gateway to connection. ❤️❤️
• ONE DAY •
I remember telling myself,
“Once I lose this baby weight, I’ll be happy.”
I felt kind of lost and overwhelmed and completely exhausted after I had our second son. .
I was desperately looking for a way to feel like myself again and thought that getting back to where I was physically would do the trick.
But even after I started to lose and LOOK like I wanted to, I still didn’t didn’t FEEL like I wanted to.
And then all the stuff I had read and all the advice I heard from other coaches actually CLICKED and is something I remind myself of EVERYDAY.
Success doesn’t lead to happiness. .
✨Happiness leads to success.✨
It’s a big change from what we have been to taught to believe - that if we achieve all these “things” then we’ll be happy.
It took changing my mindset to one of gratitude- for things past, present, and future...because what we focus on GROWS.
It’s something I try to bring into my boot camps too- because we focus just as much on our mental fitness as we do our physical fitness.
So your challenge this week is to stop thinking that you’ll be happy once you have a certain thing or title or body.
START thinking about how much you have to be happy about NOW. .
Then it’s just some time, patience, and self awareness and I guarantee that you’ll start to see things shift.
And if you want a little extra support along the way - there’s still time to get into my next bootcamp - We’re getting prepped this week so make sure you hit me up to grab a spot! .
Link to apply in my bio!
Getting here at 6am- worth it. The water was clear as glass the majority of the time and we got to see schools of fish, including the humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (who-moo-who-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pooah-ah) which is the state fish. This place is incredible. I love Hawaii. 🌺
When a dad from the other team is yelling across the field the we need to sub our keeper to give their boys a chance that means this boy is doing something right! This kiddo didnt let anything past him in the Elite game and let 3(I think?) past in the Premier game but I'm pretty sure he blocked about 30... ❤
Proud of this kiddo! 💪⚽️🥅
Sharing the great capture @adndesigns got during our day-in-the-life session cause, Friday! .
How are you spending the evening? I’ll be at work, but defiantly wish I could be enjoying a glass of wine 🍷
Flashback Friday to just this past Wednesday. Alex and I really had a true parenting moment when our babysitter came down with a cold meaning we had to take Alanza with us to our early anniversary dinner. So, Alex and I in our work clothes and Alanza in her unicorn footie jammies went to Angeline’s in Berkeley (we always get some type of southern food for our anniversary). By the time we ordered dessert, Alanza was getting tired so our waitress packed it to go for us. When we got home I realized that she sent us home with some well wishes and a candle to celebrate. This year’s anniversary celebration was different than past ones. But it was so wonderful just the same. We also got a free bowl of gumbo. 😊 #adventuresinparenting#weddinganniversary#angelinas#alanzuna#angelineslouisianakitchen @angelineslouisianakitchen