Can’t believe I’m gonna have a 2-year-old tomorrow 😩! Where did the time go?! Of course I’m in my feelings and looking back at old pix and videos and seeing how much @princesskylieann has changed over the year 😢. She’s getting bigger and smarter everyday but sheesh can somebody stop time for a bit 😩?! Sometimes I want her to hurry up and grow up so she can get out these crazy tantrum phases but then I look at old pictures and wish she was still a baby lmao, I’m bipolar y’all what can I say 🤣. Ya’ll warned me about the #terribletwos but now y’all warning me about these threenager years and beyond and LAWD I ain’t ready! Mommas, what age would you say is the toughest so far as far as attitudes 🤔?! I know I gotta brace myself for this next year cuz I’m in for it with her little sassy attitude 🙄! #flashbackfriday#firstbirthday#mommyandme#oneyearold#motherhood#sahm
🐛🦋: I’ve been thinking lately about who I was when I had first become a mama. I was extremely brave, strong, adventurous, positive, & took on change/challenges so effortlessly. Now, 5-6 years later I have noticed a digression. I am hesitant to accept change & instability. As a teen mom, I didn’t quite grasp the magnitude of my efforts because I saw it as something that “needed to be done”. Now that I’m older & more experienced I have really grabbed on to whatever bits of routine I can. But now BIG change is coming that is inevitable & I need to channel my roots & remember that I AM that same girl who bravely took on whatever life gave her. College is done (for now), my license has been completed, and now it’s time to move away & start over again. I will be starting from zero for the umpteenth time in my life. But when I put a positive spin on it— I do feel that tinge of excitement. Maybe now that I get another fresh start I can join another MOPs group and volunteer. Maybe I can redecorate my home in a new color scheme. Maybe I will get a jump start in my career field. Maybe this time will be better than ever. I will take this on & remember that I am brave. I am adventurous. I can conquer the mountains God puts before me. I am strong. I can do this.
Flashback Friday! I remember how excited I was to have that tiny bump at 12 weeks. Fast forward to the last photo at 31 weeks and 4 days.. 60lbs later! .
I remember going into my first ultrasound prepared for them to tell me I wasn’t pregnant. I had no symptoms, and was taking a pregnancy test daily and watching the line get lighter and lighter. I was convinced I was witnessing the phasing out of my pregnancy. I was terrified to get bad news at that first appointment. When the tech told me she detected a strong heartbeat, I was overjoyed! She pointed out the sac, and for some weird reason I asked “only one sac?” She told us yes there was only one sac, but two babies in it!!! My husband and mom were there with me and we all screamed from excitement!! We thought we were having twins for about 15 seconds.. until the tech scanned over with the ultrasound and we saw what looked like another sac. Everyone was quiet.. and I finally asked WHAT IS THAT!? The tech was quiet.. and asked for a second to scan the rest. We sat their in silence and shock. Finally, she confirmed it was a second sac with a third baby! (Hey Harley!) I asked her to double check that there was only one baby in that one 😂 My husband almost passed out and had to leave the room. I remember I just kept asking “what is happening? What is happening!?” There were certainly a few sleepless nights after that day, but we never really worried. I felt shocked, but incredibly lucky. I was convinced that I was going in to find out there was no heartbeat, meanwhile there were 3 strong and healthy heartbeats!! The tech told me that hadn’t happened to her in 30 years, and all I could say was “me either” 😂 A few days later I was thinking about our trip, realized we had each wished for a baby 3 times on that trip! Once in Florence, once in Jerusalem, and once in Rome. Miracles do happen! 💗💗💗
Hello Fam, a number of you have reached out to me saying that you are unable to watch the full length of my live videos for various reasons. 😟
1. You are in transit at that time (especially those in a different time zone)
2. you are just getting home and are busy doing mum duties.👩👦 3. Internet connection issues
4. Data. ✔️I love the fact that everyone has said they want to be able to watch the full video whether live or replay. ✔️I also would want you to stay throughout and not miss out on any part of my videos...so I have decided to start a short video series 😀 🔥From Thursday 26th my live videos will last for 15-20 minutes only. 🔥That way you can start and watch or listen to the end. 💡For those outside Nigeria you can catch it in transit or at lunch break. 📌If this works for you I need you to do something right now - ✔️turn on notifications so that you join in from beginning cos we don't want to miss a thing. ❤️Tag a friend and tell them about this. 👉🏾If for any reason I am unable to cover a topic within the time I will continue the following Thursday at 8pm. .
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An 🍎 a day keeps the Dr. away...unless it’s poison ☠️! This is what happens when your mommy and tia are teachers with summers off - we do random things with our kids, like DIY photoshoots! And since I had this wishing well, WELL, it needed to be used!! See, I LOVE props!! If it were up to me, I’d have a garage, AND shed full of large props for me to use at my beck and call. My husband however, is over it - but that’s a whole other post. I saw this well and knew I needed it, and for this @disney loving momma, what better way to use it than to incorporate it into a Snow White photoshoot! And that we did - witch and all! My niece and nephew joined in on the fun and we made it a fun, family, Disney photoshoot day! So what if it’s unconventional? So what if it’s silly? It’s what they love to do - dress up and play - how many kids still do this? In a world of iPhones and iPads, we are losing this much needed form of play. It’s an activity that is essential for their imagination and creativity. It’s fun, it’s innocent, and it could open up a world of possibilities. (My sister later used the pictures and had the kids put them into an order and make a story out of it using iMovie!) We need to find creative ways to allow our children to discover and exercise their imagination. And hey, if dressing up as a witch in a forrest isn’t one of them, then hand me the damn iPad!
What fun, unconventional activities have you done (or would like to do) with your kids that spark their imagination? Share your ideas below!! And in the meantime, we’ll plan our next photoshoot...
We’re thinking @theincredibles 💥!!
„Oh hast du blaue Haare?Das sieht ja toll aus“ „Mama geh weg“
Ich kenne solche Reaktionen meiner Tochter bereits zu genüge.
Sie kann sehr schlecht mit lieben Worten oder zu viel Aufmerksamkeit umgehen.
Auch wenn sie sich verletzt hat, schickt sie einen meist erst einmal weg und holt sich Trost,wenn sie es möchte.
Sie ist auch sehr sparsam mit Zuneigung,wenn sie von sich aus mit jemandem kuschelt oder ein Kuss gibt, hat das wirklich sehr viel zu bedeuten.
Zuhause ist sie ein Wirbelwind und sehr extrovertiert,weil sie sich sicher und geborgen fühlt.
In fremden Situationen ist sie sehr schüchtern und zurückhalten.
Das schätze ich sehr an ihr und ich bin froh, dass sie nicht auf unbekannte Menschen zu geht oder mit ihnen spricht.
Seit einiger Zeit spricht sie ohne Punkt und Komma und hat und schon häufig zum Lachen gebracht.
Ach du kleine Motte, wir lieben dich so wie du bist. Für uns bist du perfekt❤️
"Success comes from empathy not numbers." - Sarah Titus
It's been a long time since I was at 1.7 million/month in traffic. If you would ask me today, what my traffic is each month, it's pretty low. Last year, I only got a little over 3 million in traffic compared to my former stats. And yet...my income went UP from six-figures to seven-figures last year. Is traffic the ultimate deciding factor when making money? No. Is making money the deciding factor if someone is successful or not? No. 💕
See for me, in my world, success comes from empathy...not from numbers. It comes from connecting to other human souls. It comes from having real and genuine relationships online. It comes from serving others, truly helping them over whatever obstacle they face in their lives today. We all crave, at our deepest part of us, connection. So many people are online, making videos, teaching how to do this or that and all the steps of gaining trust and "getting into your customers heads." They spend countless hours, year after year, trying to perfect everything they do. Meanwhile, I'm over here IN PERSON, establishing real relationships with real people. I gain trust automatically. I don't need to try or take a course or spend half my life trying to do all these things to get people to trust me. 💕
When you are simply, wholly, completely YOURSELF, when you CARE about your audience, whoever that may be, whether 5 people or a million people, when you show true empathy for others and a love from God for them, you became hard to beat. My secret of success isn't found in numbers, whether money or traffic or anything else, it's found in the people I serve, in the lives I touch every day. That's my greatest success and it should be yours too. ❤️ #momblogger#momblog#mommyblog#mamablogger#mommyblogger
Didn’t I JUST have this baby? Where does time go?! 😭 Christian is the most amazing little guy! He is always happy and smiling and has this amazing cackle of a laugh that just cracks me up! He loves to lay on his side now and pretty much hates being swaddled. He’s 20 pounds of pure sunshine and we just can’t get enough of him. 🌞
Listening to people being called fake, including myself has really made me think deeper into what “fake” even means.
See how I see it is there’s a fine line between fake and someone who is trying to be a good person. .
If someone acts different to you than how they post online I don’t think that makes them “fake” I think that makes them trying to be a different person of someone who they want to be. So why would be shit on them for trying to change how they are because they don’t act like that to you in person all the time?
It’s 2018 and times has changed and so do people. Don’t shit on someone because they are doing something you wish you did or wish you had. Your not that important of a person to be mean to someone. .
I encourage different with good intentions ✨#mommyblogger#lifestyleblogger#blogger#beingcourtney
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It's been a few weeks since I had the pleasure of hosting my lovely neice @_sakinaaa. My little one got to experience the full sibling byplay; taking pot shots at each other; their verbal volleys of "I don't like you!" "I don't like you either!"; an acute case of rivalry that could easily be cured with gelato from @amorinousa or macarons from @joymacarons ..
They would fritter away the day searching the aisles for Elderflower Lemonade at @wholefoods, swimming until their hands and toes were pruney before coming back to the kitchen to compete in their version of MasterChef, trying to one-up each other with their cooking skills. The culmination of which had them both working together beautifully to create this lovely bundt. (Or "booondt" as @_sakinaaa would say channeling #mybigfatgreekwedding ) ..
My little one had such a lovely time with his cousin and if you bring my neice up in conversation, he will regale you with stories of her visit for hours on end. You'd be surprised the cachet her name carries in this household now 😉
Thanks for your visit; thanks for giving me the chance to teach you new recipes as you embark on a new phase in life; thank you for your lovely -- albeit temperamental -- company 😂 Thank you for being you. ..
We will miss you, you beautifully complicated human who loves sorbet and gelato but not ice cream; who loves lemon but just not in your desserts; who loves Thai food but detests coconut milk... We will miss you, you hothouse flower. ..
Love from your (favorite;) aunt and a mildly morose toddler who misses your company👩👦 ..
I am so conflicted about this book. I loved it, but I'm angry at myself for loving it so much (I don't want to give too much away). Has anyone read it? I need to discuss it!
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💖Pink mood .
👩🏽🏫My fashion tip of the day for you is to Never pack an outfit without trying it on. .
👩🏽💻My Family and I went to spend the day in Cape Cod to celebrate my MIL birthday. Because I’m trying to be more practical I only packed one outfit (this dress)! If you know me then you know I don’t go anywhere without options but I wanted to pack light for once. After putting it on I realized it wasn’t fitting properly, the main reason is all the weight I have lost and second I left the belt that went with the dress. .
👸🏽💁🏻♀️Lucky me my mom & sister in law jumped to action and not only found me a perfect belt but helped pin the dress for me so I wasn’t flashing everyone. .