I wish I could tell you we’re always 100% ready to crush our workouts. Motivation is not something we have every day. It might seem like it, but we’re just like everyone else. Sometimes, it’s hard to get ourselves downstairs to workout. ⠀
You know what helps? It’s part of our routine. We’ve made a commitment to ourselves and our health and we know our workout is something that’s a part of our day. It also helps to know that no matter how we’re feeling before our workout, we always feel better afterwards... Endorphins for the win! 🙌🏻⠀
Are you ready to jump in and make a commitment to your health and fitness journey? Message me. I will be your biggest cheerleader and help you make this a part of your routine. 💕
Day trip to #waco had to include a long visit to @commongroundswaco ☕️ I spent a lot of time dreaming, writing and learning at CG. It served as a second home + happy place during my 2 Baylor years! So fun bringing Linden + Adam to enjoy it with me ✨
It has been (as it always is) so lovely having Adam with us 24/7 the past couple days. He works incredibly hard at his dream job. But one of the beauties of this life is that “vacation days” and holidays are up to us. It’s not lost on me what a gift that truly is.
Yes, it’s taken conscious choices to be self-employed and stick with it. And no, that does not come easy or look very glamorous. But ask us if it’s worth it!!
For moments like this, 1000x yes.
Flash back to holiday where I actually got to sit for 10 minutes in the adults only bar.... actual adults only... no children... I got to see my husband!!! He had grown a beard apparently... fancy that...
Road tripping to Texas today! Visiting a few of my life-long besties this weekend and I’m like a kid in the car today - ARE WE THERE YET?? Got the crew packed up and Frozen on repeat. Accepting prayers and good thoughts for the second half of our ten hour drive 🙏🏻🤪
I’m not sure which is harder some days, parenting or marriage?? Drop your vote below!
Chris and I are horrible about setting time aside for each other! So we decided to pour some wine and actually spend some quality time chatting before bed. At least that was the plan!
Of course one of the dogs started whining for attention (not the one pictured), and Paxten is banging his bottle on his crib yelling “more milk”. Parenting never stops! And marriage takes constant work and effort!
I love my husband and I love my child but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s a lot some days and sometimes I don’t wanna deal! Finding time for you is just as equally important as finding time for them! You can’t give your family what you don’t have yourself!
I’d also be lying if I didn’t add we took this picture while said dog and child were still requesting our attention (for a real life picture)and we also debated who’s turn it was to take care of said child and dog!
Moms....Wives....give yourself GRACE! Coming from the anxious stressed out mama you are going to have those days you just don’t wanna and guess what It’s OK! Give those worries to God and RELAX! And trust me what doesn’t get done will be there for when your feeling up to tackling it! .
If the kids are alive, fed and in bed and your husband is also alive and unharmed I’d say your winning at life! 💖
It’s basically our dream life for both of us to be business owners. In the past year especially, we’ve learned from each other, encouraged and supported each other and spent time learning each other’s industries. We feel like we’re just at the beginning, really. There’s so much we want to do in the next several years. Hone the craft, celebrate wins + losses, focus in on specific goals, try new creative ventures. All of it!
When we met ten years ago, we couldn’t have known where life would take us. It’s crazy when you look back and realize this path took you to the exact place you need to be. And with the exact person you need to be with. Thankful every day to live this life with my BFF + love. Can’t wait for the next ten years! @abokesch
Our first, and last, family holiday as a trio of Barber’s and what an amazing time it’s been. This holiday has been challenging at times, but also, has been freaking AMAZING
We have bonded so much, all 3 of us. It’s been beautiful. We have also all become incredibly frustrated at each other at different times because being in each other’s pockets for 10 days isn’t always easy. We have had to learn how to parent on the same page with William’s tantrums and toddler behaviour, but at the same time ; we have had so many beautiful moments and memories made of the cute and adorable shit out toddler does
Memories I’ll never forget like when it started BUCKETING down with rain while we were in the pool and the 3 of us ran back to the hotel room. All the while we were laughing sooo hard when William was doing those belly toddler giggles, running and holding ours in the rain while he was yelling “oh no!”
Moments when William was so overcome with love that he would come up to one of us and just cuddle us
My family is far from perfect but we are perfect for each other. This holiday has been so special and amazing that I almost don’t want to go home. It’s not about being in this beautiful tropical oasis, it’s about being in a bubble with the two loves of my life. It’s crazy how much you miss when you’re a full time working parent
It’s not just moments with William you miss, it’s moments with each other, it’s moments watching your partner have moments with your child. I’m not sad about our family situation, we are both proud of being working parents and so incredibly happy with William’s day care; it’s just made me realise we need to stop more often and just be. Jump in the car and have an adventure on our few days off as a family
I am so incredibly thankful for my family and I am beyond excited to be adding to our little tribe. I have LOVED reconnecting with them, having no one else around and feel all the feels from frustration to uncontrollable love
I have just adored being away with my family ♥️
6th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY POST | Let me take this time to give my husband a very well deserved shoutout on the gram (even if he wants nothing to do with social media). I can’t believe I met this amazing man 10 yrs ago. I know social media always make it seem like all relationships are perfect but we’ve had our time of almost not making it. It’s so easy to plan your perfect wedding and get married but nobody ever tells you how hard it is to stay married. It took years for us to finally get to a point that nothing in the world is worth it enough to lose what we have. He has always been my rock and voice of reason for everything minus his rare mantrums (man tantrums). Relationship is work y’all but I choose not to live my life any other way but with this man. I always knew he was going to be an amazing father one day and I am so glad to be able to witness all of that now. He’s smart, kind, soft spoken, understanding, driven, but most of all a great father and a husband. I mean seriously guys! Have you seen the photos of Aeva and him? Most are def not staged. I love watching them together. On top of all of that, he has to deal with my million moods a day and support all of my crazy ideas and hobbies. I am def a very lucky woman and do not take any of it for granted. So cheers to marriage and cheers to great husbands/fathers/significant others. Cheers to many more memories .
How and when did you meet your husband or significant other? I love a good romantic story ☺️ .
How to Win Bedtime Battles #5 -Create a Bedtime Routine:
Bedtime routines are a positive sleep association, that signals to your child’s brain, and body, that they are preparing to go to bed. Simply having a routine, and creating a habit around bed will help your child feel more at ease. I recommend allowing at least 30-45 minutes for your bedtime routine.
Every household will vary with their bedtime routine, but here is an outline to start with:
1)Bath (Try to keep a consistent time and duration for your child’s bath.)
5)Story (Try to incorporate “Natural Endings” with this, (i.e. the end of a short book, one chapter, etc.)
6)Tuck-in and kiss goodnight
7)Turn out lights, and turn on nightlight/sleep clock
8)Close your child’s bedroom door. (There may be protest to this at first, but if you create the habit, this physical barrier, will make it easier for your child to fall asleep, and stay asleep.)
*Stay tuned for next weeks tip, where I will discuss how to motivate your child through bedtime routine quickly, efficiently, and ultimately independently.
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Halloween and all of the fall festivals in October were so much fun with all 3 girls able to join in on all of the activities! We can’t wait for Christmas 😊 (except not yet because it’s still November 😉)
Sometimes I do all the reps, other times I play ball with Lyla to get out of the “burn out” on those biceps 😆🤭 Either way, we got it done and are almost halfway through this program #hallelujah 🙌🏼, and that’s more than I could say a few months ago!!! #seasonofchange
"Papa, am Liebsten würde ich dich fressen!"
Meine zwei Männer sind ziemlich zusammengeschweißt!
So extrem, dass Leonidas schreit, wenn Peter ihn nicht sofort nimmt.
Er will mit absoluter Sicherheit von mir weg und zu meinem Mann!
Das macht mich manchmal schon richtig traurig... Andererseits bin ich auch irgendwie froh darüber, dass ich mal ein paar Minuten habe um durchzuatmen!
Anthea war ähnlich, aber nicht ganz so extrem, wie Leonidas es ist.
Dafür ist die kleine Maus abends total anhänglich und auf mich fixiert...
Ich finde es ja auch richtig schön, dass Leonidas seinen Vater so sehr liebt.
Wie viele Väter gibt es, die sich nicht um ihre Kinder kümmern... Zumindest nicht so, wie sie es in einer gerechten 50/50 Aufteilung machen sollten - also ihrer Verantwortung nicht nachkommen!
Mein Mann ist wirklich ein absolut toller Dad und Ehemann!
Die Kinder und ich lieben ihn und er macht alles, was auch ich mache... Wir helfen einfach zusammen!
Und Peter ist auch der größere Spaßvogel von uns zwei... Ihm fallen immer die lustigsten Dinge ein - das gefällt den Kindern natürlich sehr... Ich hingegen hab diese Ideen nicht.
Dafür bin ich die Strengere von uns beiden und die Konsequentere.
Ich bastle gerne, wenn es die Zeit zulässt und das genießt Anthea sehr...
Wie ist das bei euch? Habt ihr auch eine so gerechte Aufteilung und unterstützt euch gegenseitig?
Wünsche euch einen wunderschönen Dienstag :)
1001 days ago, we took this photo. We had just found out I was pregnant with Beckett and our whole world was about to change.
I never knew just how much a person could change until it happened to us.
I wonder what the next 1001 days will bring. Hopefully more of the joy, less of the pain. More learning and growth, less stubbornness and mistakes. I love who we have become and who we are on our way to being. There’s so much I wish we could change, but so much I’m grateful we have.
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