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Cool rainy day + cancelled field hockey 🏑 = Chicken Stock Simmering
Recipe: •1 whole chicken, rinsed, giblets removed •2 carrots 🥕, cut in large chunks
•3 celery stalks, cut in large chunks •2 large white onions, quartered •1 head of garlic, halved
•1/4 bunch thyme
•2 bay leaves
•1 tsp black peppercorns
Place the chicken and vegetables in a large stock pot over medium heat. Poor in only enough cold water to cover (about 3 quarts); too much will make the broth taste week. Toss in the time, Bay leaves, and peppercorns, and allow it to slowly come to a boil. Lower the heat to medium low and gently simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, partially covered, until the chicken is done. As it cooks, skim any impurities that rise to the surface; add a little more water if necessary to keep the chicken covered while simmering.
Carefully remove the chicken onto a cutting board. When it’s cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones; hand shred the meat into a storage container.
Carefully strain the stock through a fine seed into another pot to remove the vegetable solids. Use the stock immediately or if you plan on storing it, place the pot in a sink full of ice water and stir to cool down the stock. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week or freeze. Yield: 2 quarts
Big shout-out to Idaho for lots a Maple Bars, Fountain Diet Coke, & Crunchy Fall Leaves 🍁🍂🧡.
My head wrap is from @simpleandblush & I am seriously obsessed! So many fun ways to wear it! Use code “SALLY10” for a discount 😘
"And suddenly you were my everything." .
Today was our first BREAK AWAY day and it felt GREAT!!! I was able to push myself out the door this morning with the boys to attend my very first Moms meeting at church.. It was 2 hours of socializing with other busy moms.. I loved it and will be back at it in a couple weeks. I took the boys to lunch, shopping and to the park afterwards.. It was NICE to get out of the house for something other then work or church.. Thankful for my friends who kept at me to do this.. Thankful that my boys are getting to the age where we can do things together with back up.. FACT: ➡️➡️ I am guilty of staying home the past 2 years with my twin boys... Guilty of only leaving the house with the boys on the days that I work and then heading straight to the daycare.. Guilty of not leaving to do anything even on the days I can get a babysitter.. Just because any time I leave to do something for myself the mom guilt sets in.. I am guilty of my boys missing out on many social gatherings, the pool, the parks and any fun. I am guilty, guilty, guilty of making excuses.. Simply because it was too hard to go out alone with the boys.. I know I am not alone in this.. Out there somewhere is another momma with littles just waiting for her BREAK AWAY day.. This is the day that I promised myself, my husband, my friends and my kids that I would do better.. My kiddos will always come first no matter what.. I love my babies and I really love these kisses. Henry waited patiently for his.. SWIPE➡️
So let’s flashback to a year ago.
Mar was only a couple of months old, I still had a phone (#RIPiPhone7 ) and I knew I wanted to stay home as a mom.
But ever since I made that decision, I have missed teaching so much. The desire to educate others is just in my bones.
But now I am so pumped! Y’all. I am finally turning the curriculum I’ve been working on for 5 years into video format!! I couldn’t be more excited! So if you need speech or theater tips or lessons plans or know of someone who does, head on over to my YouTube channel! (MeganOsbornHarrell)
I’m going to be adding new content every week so please subscribe so you don’t miss any new videos.
I’m really blessed to be able to be with Mar and do what my heart loves. Huzzah!
This boy is just 😍😍😍 This past week watching Demetrius & Damian connect has been so sweet. But I’m having such a hard time spreading myself between both kids, especially while recovering from surgery.
I miss my morning snuggles and one on one time with Damian. Last night he snuck out of his room calling for me and asking me to cuddle him. He burrowed his body so close to me and told me he loved me and I cried knowing how everything has changed, for the better, but forever changed. Anyways. I think the transition to two children has been easy on Damian than on me 😅
As mothers, we spend all of our time and energy on making sure everyone around us is taken care of. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if we're primarily the one doing all that for everyone else, then it only makes sense that we're also responsible to make sure we're taken care of as well right?
...because if we don't, who else will?
Comment below if you agree!
Still getting back into my normal routine after all the travel. Good news is I’m back to teaching mom Strong full time starting tomorrow. Come check us out @uplifttraininglouisville Wednesdays at 9am and bring your kiddos...or not if you need a break 😏
Your kids are watching and learning from everything you do. If you want them to take their wellness seriously you have to model it. Get your kids in the kitchen with you to make healthy snacks or have them do a circuit workout with you. My daughter asks me for essential oils when she isn’t feeling well or needs to calm down and veggies are some of her favorite snacks. Make it a priority in your life and they will too.
While Lavina was with @mamaknott this past week she kept asking if they could do squats together. After several times of asking, Rhonda did some squats with her only to have Lavina say “That’s not how my mommy does them. You have to do them while jumping up stairs.” ❤️😍 Your kids will do as you do so set a good example. See you at Mom Strong!!! 🎶 Friends-Justin Bieber
To me, Oils are just as much about empowering my kids, as they are about being #naturaloptions and tools for myself and my family. .
When my kids tell me the have a scratch and want an oil my heart beams. When my 5 year old tells me I’m making her mad (I can’t imagine that 🙄😅) and she says she needs her calming oil, I’m thrilled she’s using them in the right way. And when my 2 year olds tummy hurts and says she needs oils, I knownim doing something right. .
Moms, these oils are a gift in your life. They make #momming easier. And who doesn’t need that? I mean, let’s be honest, none of us really have our shit together #amiright .
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‘Hey Melissa, why does your daughter always wear that red dress?’ Pockets. It’s all about the pockets. She lives her life through those pockets. She rules the world through those pockets. When we have to wash the dress, she begrudgingly puts on another dress and uses the arm holes as pockets. It’s very awkward, but somehow she kind of makes it work, sort of. Well, actually it’s very limiting and doesn’t work well at all, but she’s committed to pockets so she doesn’t give up. We all know toddlers do this, they cling to something so tightly and refuse to budge. I think it’s because their world feels beyond their control in many ways. The decisions they make are limited. But they’re starting to learn that they can make decisions and they can push limits. They can stand up for things and have opinions on things and claim things as their own. Like pockets. But as much as they like to push boundaries and test limits, they also like familiar and comforting things. Like pockets. They also like to do weird things, bizarre and creative things. They like to explore the world in strange ways. Like pockets.
Feeling blessed to have such an easy going sleeper. I know babies and sleep is a much talked about topic. There can be lengthy discussions about how babies sleep, where they sleep, when they sleep and for how long, nurse them to sleep, night time sleep, no sleep, naps, soother to sleep, white noise machines, or cry it out; so much thought can be put into the sleep of the baby. I had my fair share of nightmarish (no pun intended 🙈) experience in putting boys down for naps. From falling asleep while reading a story to wind down(one of my faves) , to you-are-not-falling-asleep-while-I'm-in-the-room-so-I'm-going-to-leave-the-room-and-watch-you-cry-til-you-fall-asleep (definitely not my fave). So to my surprise when this little guy came into the world I was hearing up for tough naps. But this guy goes easy on me for his first nap and gives me a harder time during his second, IF he needs a second nap.
Do you have any peaceful or nightmarish nap time stories? Please share below! Would love to hear your stories!.
W e e k s
O l d .
It's been 8 weeks since you were born.
8 Weeks of uncountable diapers, burps, midnight cuddles, sleepless nights, playtimes and cherished moments.
You have completely changed my life and awaken a new dimension within me.
I have become a new me, a different me, but most importantly, a better me. In these 8 weeks, you have taught me how utterly valuable time is and that I should not take it for granted. You have taught me patience, selflessness, perseverance & the importance of being present in every moment. You have shown me a love that I have never experienced.
Love you my sweet baby girl Xxx
Sometimes we don’t know we need it until it’s done.
The urge to lace my sneakers 👟 and head out for a run was strong today. It is rainy ☔️ and cool. There haven’t been any miles logged by me in quite sometime.
But still...I wanted to go.
So I did. I laced my sneakers. I dressed warm. I hit the road. What happened over those 3+ miles was therapy and when they were over I broke.
You see life is hard. Everyone struggles. Be kind. Love yourself so you can in turn love others.
Today’s run was for me❤️
And Yes I hear you say..."but nothing beats love!" :-) And that is true!
But it often money that parents fight about and 99 out of a 100 times it's about the lack of money. And that is what kids see as well.
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There are days when we do it all. When we manage to make things work to perfectly that we genuinely think that we have this whole momming thing figured out. Then there are days that we don't. Weekends that fly by and you wonder how it went so fast and if you really gave your little everything they needed. There are moments that we know we have nailed and moments that we know we f*%&ed up. But when you love as hard as moms do, when you do as much as your possibly can do be the very best you can be, you are doing something right.
A mom I know recently said something that totally resonated with me. She said "You are the best mom ever, until you actually become a mom". So much of our pre-baby judgement is from a place of utter cluelessness. It is also from a place without mom guilt over little silly things and without knowing just how hard it is to mom and how easy it is to judge. Maybe today we can be less hard on ourselves and realize that even when you are f%&*ing things up a little bit, your little probably hasn't noticed at all and the only person judging you? That non-mom who's opinion just doesn't matter at all.