Happy Monday! Today’s entry for #whatmamaworemonday with the lovely @rachelthehat and @heyitsromeca is my @ebay_uk dress I wore walking the dogs this afternoon. Excuse the shoes, they are extremely comfortable to walk the dogs in but probably not the most insta worthy! 😂 We have had a lovely relaxing day, breastfeeding, walking the dogs and lots of role-playing. Out of interest, how many of you have to be a T-Rex about 20 times a day?! 🦖 .
Happy birthday Mama Kim! Here’s to the hardest working mother of three 20-something year olds! Where would we be without you? Probably lost in a field 😂 I love you so so much and I cannot wait for more adventures and scoldings and genuine laughs with the girls 💜#22#MamaKim#MotherOf3
Este fim-de-semana foi sobre incoerência. Eu defendo que a vida com filhos muda e que temos simplesmente que nos mentalizar disso e adaptar. E antes de ser mãe sabia-o bem como sabia todas aquelas coisas que sabemos bem antes de levar a estalada da experiência. Depois do Gonçalo nascer viajei sem filho, viajei com ele, jantei fora, levei-o a festas, a tentar manter coisas de antes, abdicando de muita coisa, numa gestão de coerência e incoerência sobre isto da vida mudar e adaptarmo-nos. Quando engravidei dos gémeos, o choque. Agora sim, a nossa vida mudou, durante uns anos há coisas que não vão ser para nós: férias a dois, fins-de-semana em hotéis, jantares fora, programas espontâneos. Mentalizei-me e mentalizada continuo. Mas os gémeos ainda nem 9 meses têm e vivo neste sufoco de saber que tenho que ter calma, mas querer a minha vida de volta, as coisas de antes, a ensandecer com esta prisão de logística. Andávamos a ver sítios para irmos a 5 daqui as umas semanas, mas a constatação de sempre é que agora a 5 é difícil arranjar hotel que não nos peça um rim como pagamento, o Booking nem sequer serve porque por definição para cinco só deixa reservar dois quartos, tem que ser um apartamento, está tudo cheio. Desisti da busca, mas andar a ver hotéis deixou-me ainda com mais vontade de ir. Às 23h completámos a reserva para o dia seguinte. Deitei-me sem nada orientado. Nada. Fiz uma mala pequena para todos, no hotel nem queriam acreditar. Queríamos sair às 14h, saímos às 16h. Levei umas massas recheadas, natas, sopa e cerveja para safar se não conseguíssemos jantar no restaurante. Não conseguimos. Eu queria ir beber um copo ao bar, mas nem a uma cerveja na varanda tive direito. «Ser pai é ir para um hotel de 5 estrelas e acabar a dormir no sofá». Esqueci-me de fruta, das braçadeiras, de toalhitas e de fraldas de piscina. Foi óptimo. Fomos de um dia para o outro. Como antigamente, ainda que não tenhamos feito praticamente nada como antes. E foi absolutamente libertador. [mas não, não dá para fazer sempre porque dormimos mal, foi uma canseira, eles ficaram hiperexcitados e ao preço por noite só se amanhã o Euromilhões depois de andar à roda cair aqui]
Recently I’ve been on an intense self development journey. Reevaluating values, goals, and my character. Do you know how much happier my life has been living it through compassion, allowing myself to feel emotions and then moving forward, and not giving anyone any power over my thoughts or feelings? I’ve been missing out on life!
I was at a 9-5 job where I loved my coworkers, the fast pace, the job security, and my paycheck every 2 weeks. But I was missing out on my children’s lives. I was so over telling my husband “ok take lots of pics for me ok.” Or even worse telling my children, “I can’t make this one but I’ll definitely try to make the next one.”
I could hardly read a page of a book after coming home, cooking dinner, cleaning up and choosing quality time with my kids. Once Royce came up to me and said “I have more fun with my dad because my dad takes me to fun places because he has more money.” Girl! That was my cry on the bathroom floor moment. Heart broken and stuck.
Things have happened in my life where I learned that tomorrow is not guaranteed and there is a consequence for everything and it doesn’t have to impact you tomorrow it could impact you next year.
I decided it was time to invest in me. I joined a community of women already working on bettering themselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. I needed in. I needed to feel purposeful as me and not a W2 employee. So here I am.
My purpose is greater than selling you a product. My purpose is to communicate with you. Learn from you or educate you. Let’s create a lifestyle together.
Good Monday morning! ☀️ I start Week 6 of my current program today & thankfully have my food all prepped & ready for the week ahead. ➡️Something I am super mindful of this morning-not everyone can do or should do super intense workouts. While I am LOVING LIIFT4, there is an option to go lighter in weights & modify OR pick a completely different program!
Wherever you are on your journey, I assure you there is a program for you-even people that aren’t ready to exercise. There is something on Beachbody on Demand for every fitness level.
Need help figuring out which one is a good fit for you? Reach out-I’d love to help! Some suggestions for beginners would be: -2B Mindset (no workouts-focused nutrition)
-Clean Week (only 1 week)
-3 Week Yoga Retreat (only 3 weeks)
-21 Day Fix
You don’t have to be doing the same program I’m doing to jump into my challenge group. Start where you are. It feels so awesome to begin & finish a program to completion. You can do it! 😊 I can help. 😊 Once you narrow it down to a program, I recommend getting plugged into my online group where you will be part of a community.
Today I’m starting Week 6, which means I have 3 full weeks of this program left-it’s a great time to jump in with a program, y’all! ❤️😘 If you’d like to carve out some time to take care of you, with a simple & applicable way (every program comes with a nutrition guide), reach out. I’d love to help get you started & see you through!
2day is my babygirl 1st day of college and away from home. I'm still trying 2 dissect it all..bottom line I miss my headache, but ik she is doing her thang..Blessings to u babygirl and ALL the kids whom 2st day is 2day. I pray uall are covered by the blood, rcvd each and everything GOD has in store for you'll!
We had a lovely extended family do, yesterday. At the end, my eldest wanted to carry on partying (apples and trees and all that 😂), so we left her there with my folks, my sister and her girlfriend. And I took the other two home. It took Ivy about 10 minutes in the car before she said, ‘Mum! We’ve forgotten Eva!’ 😂 It’s so strange when one of the pack is missing but it’s also SO much less chaotic - no matter which one is away. Mums of three, do you agree? ‘Divide and conquer’ is definitely a useful tactic when you have a biggish brood and it allows for a bit of one on one time, like a morning cuddle with this one 😀. But I’d still never change being a mum of three 💖💖💙 #motherof3#mumtips#meandmymiddly#threekids#motherhoodmoments#momentsofjoy
Our mini break has come to an end, but that’s cool because the kids have loved it. No we weren’t in a 5 Star all inclusive, we were in a caravan park and I didn’t spend a fortune. As much as I’d love to be on a beach, realistically I have a family of 5 and that shits expensive. I also want to give them opportunities to do as much as they can to meet different types of people from all walks of life, which means, hopefully, they won’t turn their noses up at kids who spend their holidays in a tent. Or they can stick two fingers up at the kids who may look down on others for not skiing in Aspen with “Mother” and “Father”. It’s all relative, and hopefully these kids have a sense of balance. We’ll get to Disney Land (Florida) one day, but we’ll also be mixing in everything in between, although, maybe I’ll bring some Micky Mouse sheets with us next time. •
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