“Best laid plans”... Isn’t there an expression about that??? I did a crappy job of planning today... I could give you the whole speal... but really that’s what it comes down to!
I could let it eat me up for the rest of the day... I’ve snapped at the kids... and just really wanted to scream at the top of my lungs... But instead I prayed for patience... and slurped chocolate goodness that’s actually GOOD for ME... and let it go... Don’t let those moments define you! Just pick back up and push on!!! 🙌🏼❤️🙌🏼❤️ #mommaonamission#mommaofthree#strollerhadflattires#crankykids#voting#momtantrum#mommeltdown#moveon
I’m not sure about y’all, but my experience with time change and little children hasn’t been very pleasant. When my older two were little I had this amazingly effective process where I’d start moving their bedtimes incrementally so by the time change they were right on track, it was magic (or hard work)....sigh....now I have three kids, a business to run and I’m working on my masters degree. I couldn’t organize something like that if I tried!
So, I get this crank pot whose been up since four am asking if he can play. Good times. Good times.
Does anyone else suffer through these time changes?????? #thistooshallpass#butytho#crankykids#boomarang#cutebutlethal
🎃 Halloween Tips! 🎃 You have everything you need in your EVERYDAY OILS kit. Call me if you don’t have yours yet!
Digize and Peppermint will help soothe sore tummies that overindulged on too much candy and excitement!
Fill diffusers with lavender tonight before you head out the door, or as soon as you come home. Create a calm and quiet bedtime retreat, so your little trick or treaters get a restful sleep as soon as you tuck them into bed!
Frankincense and Northern Lights Black Spruce are beautifully grounding for those just overwhelmed and melting down! Drop a few drops down their spine, and massage! Mommas, It will help you too! ❤️
Here's how today went:
Got up, felt great.
Ate, went for a walk with the kids, played at the park with friends, and enjoyed ourselves.
Headed to Walmart to return items. But I was an idiot and didn't notice that these items were actually from Target (which is over an hour away....#desertlife )
I had over enough miles to make it home (didn't have money for gas to fillup) but then suddenly those miles went down far too fast. The car lied to me. I pulled over to the side of the road with 1 mile left of gas in my car and called my husband. After 30 min I call him again, the van is off and we're starting to get sweaty and not in a safe area to get out. Turns out he got distracted and forgot about us.....we stay there for 2 hours and finally David brings us 4 gallons of gas and laughs the whole time saying how funny this is.
The kids did great for the circumstances and were definitely ready to be home and we were all STARVING and had missed lunch by 3 hours so I decided to run to McDonald's. Halfway there I changed my mind because the kids were crying and wanted home. As I'm turning to head home David calls me and says he got a flat within yards of our neighborhood gate 🙈😂😭 this poor man. So I come and see what I can do. New truck = struggles with first tire change. Truck wrench doesn't work in a sandy environment, tire is COMPLETELY blown and shredded, there's no driving it anywhere, and David refuses to leave it till after work. I go home to grab supplies and luckily someone living within eyeshot comes, helps, and has the tools needed. (In the moment this day sucks but this blown tire is a blessing, it was the best time for it to happen). David then has to get a new military paper of some sort and they tell him "Dont forget to sign it!" He leaves and when he gets home he's furious and tells me he was an idiot and got it laminated before signing it.
As he's looking for the other he'd lost in the first place I grab a wish bone from a Rotisserie chicken I'd saved and brought it over to him. "I think we need a bit of luck today." We pull and it looks like its going in his favor when SNAP, the top flys off and neither of us get the luck 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
When your kid keeps you up all night, is wide awake at 7 am and refuses to go back to sleep, you have no choice but to swallow your anger and make your favorite breakfast- scrambled eggs, sausages, Cheetos loops and tea.
My mother often used to say, “beta jab tumharay bachay houn gay tab pata chalay ga”... oh well! Pata tau chal raha hai!
Amyrah has developed a habit of waking up continuously throughout the night- most nights I’m up with her for at least two hours. As a result, I can’t wake up in the mornings, the house is a mess, husbands clothes aren’t being ironed and my energy is at a full time low. Let’s hope this phase will end soon cuz I miss my precious sleep 😭
Now I’m sure once I’ve had my tea, she’s gonna fall asleep. FML 😑
🎃🍁 Last of the pumpkins and back to reality and routine! We had family in town for a week and had a blast!
The boys got spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa plus yesterday we spent time with their cousins and Grammy... lots of FUN but my kids are little monsters today.
Naps were skipped, sugar was eaten, and now I am paying for it 😝 they are so cranky this morning! Uhhh happy Sunday 🙈
Ohhhhhh my! Thursday nights..... anyone else? The kids are toast, the house is a wreck, parents exhausted...
I was realllllly close to just VEGGING on the coach, catching up on some Netflix, and having a drink 🥃 .
Instead, something in my brain just pushed me to get up, turn on my workout, and kick butt! To be honest, I worked harder in that 35 minutes than I had in the rest of the workouts this week. And... IT FELT AMAZING! There’s something about accomplishing something when you really would rather put it off or skip it altogether. .
What’s happened is I’ve formed a habit. I’ve trained my brain and my body to be addicted to physical activity. Really! They say it takes 21 days of deliberate repetition to form a habit. I’m 7 months straight into this habit that’s GOOD for me. Annoying at times to my husband, I know, but if I don’t fit in my time it’s like I go through withdrawal.
So, had I skipped tonight... I would have had a grumpy Friday, felt off, been short and moody, and probably felt super disappointed in myself. Silly, but true, sometimes just counting down from 5 and telling myself that I have until 3 to get up tricks my brain into doing it (I thank my parents for the “You better blah blah blah. 1.... 2....!!!!”😆).
Just found myself a little shaded hideaway overlooking this view in my car, enjoying a moment of peace while the two little munchkins have a sleep. It has been too many days of just screams and tears and I am exhausted to say the least. There is just something about the ocean that always has a way to bring some peace and calm to my constant anxious mind. #kklife#amumslife#crankykids#goingbonkers#littlehiddentreasures#islandgirlatheart#sabah
🌨️Slept in till 10 today..clearly my body needed the extra sleep! AND IT'S SNOWING!!!❄️
I'm feeling slightly better today and actually able to breathe through my nose again! SCORE! ✊
Sitting down drinking my Skinny Mocha☕ watching a Halloween baking show with hubby.
The kids are super cranky today 😑 liiiike some demon took over their body cranky. That, mixed with being sick, is going to make for an eventful day today to say the least.
I see an entire bottle of confianza in my future 😂
Y'all. EVERY time she takes cheesy photos she looks SO flipping PAINED. I thought our odds were good because this was a female photographer for school pics. At least she isn't crying... WHY DOES EVERYONES BABIES SMILE EXCEPT MINE?! She also tried to get in the damn tire swing for pics....... #AlmostBrokeTheDamnSet#DismalBanshee#ScrewYourTraditionsMom
I love this picture so much. ♥️ .
All of our kiddos were a little cranky this morning.. but I think we all still had a good time. Even got to lead them in doing a little mommy & me yoga.👌🏻 .
So thankful for my sweet momma friends!!!
Today has been crazy since the moment I woke up!
The two oldest daughters give attitude because they had nothing to wear 😕
Took the husby to the dentist for an emergency dental exam (his wisdom tooth it coming in sideways)
Now home to make lunches and deal with a super cranky three year old.
Need more coffee!!
The first day we arrived...up since 4am, driving and flying...the first day of a vacation takes the biggest toll...my husband took this pic as we were getting back in the car to head back and pick up our suitcase which came in on the flight after our flight ✈️ #firstnight#thecove#atlantis#longday#crankykids#meandmygirls 📸 by @atk_photography_2
It's been one of those days.
Super tired all day at work.
Sat way too much.
Kids are all grumpy over who knows what.
I'm taking time for me.
I need to distress from my not so good day.
Going for a jog on the treadmill.
Wish me luck!!
Just woke up, youngest two are cranky, oldest is tired, and none of us are in the mood.
Soooooo today we arent doing 22 minute hard corps.
Yep, that's right. No @tonyshorton today.
But we aren't skipping a workout. We are just going to do some lifting and cardio, some lunges and squats, maybe even some side planks.
We won't stop no matter the reason. Because this is for us. I do this for me.