🙈This morning became a little chaotic and I snapped on Declan. I felt completely terrible because he’s getting to an age where it truly makes him so sad. My heart was crushed on the drive to school as a peeked in the rear view mirror and you could see the sadness in his eyes that the one person he feels is his safe space totally flipped out. That’s when I decided to apologize and explain my emotions, something I don’t feel like I do enough. I expect him to work through these crazy big emotions he experiences, so why not just explain mine in a time where he may not understand why the heck I flew off the handle... “Hey Buddy. I love you. I’m sorry Mommy was frustrated and became so impatient while getting ready to leave.” He ignored me at first and I don’t blame him, but then he began to have a conversation about what I could have done to calmed down. It was one of those moments where I felt like a total #badmom ... like I probably ruined his day... and then he gave me the sweetest hug, kiss, and smile as I dropped him off and it made my heart so full that those babes love us unconditionally, even on days where we crack, break down, and are tested to our limit❤️ #wegotthismamas#mamaalldayeveryday#nolovelikethis
The first picture will show you the reality of my DR condition. I birthed 3 beautiful boys that I wouldn’t change for anything . I’m so grateful and blessed to even have the opportunity to become a mom 3xs! In spite of my belly looking the way it does there’s definitely lots of repairing that need to be done . I’ve been working really hard for about a week or so and although I know it’s not happening overnight I’m willing to let my body heal at its own time . If you swipe to the next picture , that’s my goal or at least what I want it to look like , will it be that way ? I don’t know but the only thing that’s important to me right now is being able to heal properly.. I don’t want to force my body to rush into getting like the 2nd picture because I wouldn’t want to create any more damage ! So , you mama , you’re not alone . Our bodies change all the time so just be patient and listen to your body ! We got this ! 👊🏻 #diastasisrectirepair#diastasisrectiexercises#discipline#momlife#momofboys#momswholift#wegotthismamas
My Tuesday morning crew!
⁉️Truth: I got yelled at for taking this picture...
Not because we all just woke up, none of us have brushed our teeth or haven’t even had a sip of coffee yet..
But because smiling for random pictures is annoying 😠
I can’t be the only one who gets grief for pictures!
This new year I want my feed to be more raw, more real. No family is perfect and ours is part of that crew 🙋🏼♀️
I want this platform to be a space mom’s of all kinds can come to find fun with kids, inspiration for your week to fly by with ease and motivation to keep on truckin’! #wegotthismamas 💪🏼💗
I have so much fun spreading the word of companies that I love but I feel I can do more, more for my fellow mamas to enjoy #mamahood , more to spread the word that life is hard but your not alone.
I know this can be more!
Who can relate to this?
2 sick kids .
Fevers 39+ for 5 days 😳
No appetite, headache, sore throat, productive cough, nausea. Blah. .
We have gone through a lot of Advil and Tylenol in 5 short days. .
I’m just doing my best to be the best mom I possibly can. Just wishing I could magically make them better. .
Lots of snuggles and love is all I can do. 💜 .
I know it could be much worse. And I am thankful for the overall health of my kids. The occasional illness is completely manageable. For me it just feels like life stands still until my little ones are all better. They are my #1 priority. Everything else can wait. .
It’s 12:34 pm and Keats just rolled out of the comfort of mommy and daddy’s bed. Hopefully today is the day that pesky fever breaks and he turns the corner to getting better. .
Just wanna give a shoutout to all the mamas out there. I know you’re doing you’re best day in and day out to keep your kids healthy, happy and kind. You are doing a great job. High five sister 🙋🏼♀️ #momspiration#bestmomever#wegotthismamas#couldbeworse
No Soup for you!! .
With the cold weather here all I can think of is cute boots and delicious soups. #fallfashion#souprecipe
Check out this deliciousness . .
Carrot Ginger Soup! .
This soup is so simple and easy to make that you’ll be enjoying it within 20 minutes of prepping it! .
Ingredients 🥕 6 large carrots , diced 🥕 1 medium onion, diced 🥕 1/2 inch chunk of fresh ginger
🥕 3 cloves of garlic 🥕 1/2 tbsp coriander
🥕 1/8 tsp nutmeg 🥕 Salt and pepper to taste 🥕 1 -2 tbsp of Coconut oil
🥕 6 cups of water
1. On medium heat, heat coconut oil.
2. Add diced carrots,onion , garlic and ginger and all seasoning. Let cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add water and bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and let cook for 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
4. Remove from heat and add to a high speed blender and blend until you reach desired consistency. May need to add a bit more water.
5. Transfer to serving bowl and enjoy! .
Who is adding this to their menu this week?!
Where all my #mamapreneur ladies at?! Being a mom is hard. It’s the most amazing, purest form of love I’ve ever known, and there’s truly nothing better than hearing “ma ma” and seeing this little man smile at me. But it’s not all perfect. There are days I get frustrated. Need a break. Wish I could have 8 hours every day to work on growing my business. But that’s not why I started as an entrepreneur. I started my business and took this incredible, scary leap BECAUSE I wanted to be a present mom. I wanted to be with him, to go to the music classes, mom meetups, and witness the miracle of this little nugget growing from a tiny baby into a fireball toddler. I’ve been there for every piece of it, AND built a successful business. And sometimes I just need to step back and remember that. It’s ok to not feel perfect every second. It’s okay to have moments where you just want to pee alone 😂. We’re all in this together and I’m here to support you too. #wegotthismamas
Extra snuggles after my workout?? YES PLEASE!! My 2nd baby really isn’t a baby anymore- and NOT much of a cuddler (Never has been) so when I get the chance—I take it, even if I’m rushed gettin ready(what else is new😊)💕 I’m no “perfect” mom. I yell. Get frustrated.and MOST of the time I feel like I’m failing but I will NEVER give up trying to be the best VERSION of myself for them . And it all starts with ME taking care of ME It’s not me being selfish, It’s a WIN, WIN! Happy Mama, Happy kiddos👊🏼#wegotthismamas
Either you run the day or the day runs you 🤸♀️🤸♀️🤸♀️-Jim Rohn 👆👆👆#factsoflife
You may not have control over everything that happens TO YOU but you do have control over how YOU REACT to it all 💗
The choice is yours: act accordingly-be grateful-stay positive ✌️✌️✌️ And enjoy the flipping day...ITS FRIYAYAYAY!
I’m all about water first 💦 and VEGGIES most 🥗 so this is perfect for my meal prep. .
Zoodles & zoodles & zoodles! Zucchini noodles spirialized ... replace your pasta with these. Nutritious, delicious, & therapeutic!! You can use your vegetable peeler or purchase an inexpensive spiralizer at your local grocery or of course, @amazon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So I have recently been called someone who ‘just says it how it is’ and who is ‘very truthful’ and ‘very honest’ which made me feel really bad, it was said in such a way that made me feel like I’ve been to honest? Like I have only talked about the bad moments of motherhood. I post lovely pictures but I share with mainly friends and family about how tiring motherhood can be and the bad and funny days that I have. I have felt that this is wrong today by someone’s comment 😢 I have always been honest about my experience and as much as being a new mom is hard it is also massively rewarding! I love being a mom and would not change it for the world. I know I am a good mother and I also know we all go through the same issues so I will try and get past this comment. But to end this post I just want to say.. we got this mommas!! Bad days and good 💪🏼👶🏼👍🏻 #wegotthismamas#mumquotes#mumsstickingtogether#positivemamas#kickassmothers#motherhood#newmummies#mumlife#firstimemum#mummydiaries#mummyblog#mumprobs#amazingmothers
This is my nutrition plan! So smart, so easy. I love eating healthy food. .
#Repost @ilanamuhlsteinrd (@get_repost)
I’m a super hardworking (& breastfeeding) mom of 2 kids under 4 years old. I totally get how packing school lunches can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why I created this easy-to-follow guide for making it more simple:
1. a fruit
2. a veggie
3. a protein
4. another FFC- our kids need that extra energy boost!
Because as you see in the @2bmindset, I’m all about easy hacks for eating well and saving time! 😘 #wegotthismamas#backtoschool#2bmindset#2bmindsetmentor
Dear mommas this is for you incase you need reminded that you aren’t the only one that doesn’t have your shit together. Current situation.. I wondered if I would make it home from work, because my car was on empty. I came home to a sink full of dishes even though I have a functional dishwasher. 🤦♀️So I quickly loaded the dishwasher and threw a load of laundry in. Now I’m headed to the grocery store, because my food situation is a sad sight. I think I need to hire a maid before my husband disowns me. 😂 But in all seriousness even though I would like to think I’m a badass like Wonder Woman..I’m not. And you you know what that is ok. Moms we aren’t made to always have everything together. It’s ok to fall behind. Give yourself some credit and just keep going. The work will always be there. Enjoy your kids and know it’s ok to ask for help. We got this! #momtruth#parenthood#momminainteasy#wegotthismamas
None of us have it all together 🤷🏼♀️. It gets really easy sharing all the good & fun times and I’m very guilty of that. But here I am in a moment of true honesty...
running late, feeding my kids goldfish for breakfast and covered in dry shampoo & essential oils (praying for no bouts of vertigo & really nice patients today) .
. ✨ Thank you ALL for all the incredible messages & tips!!! I promise I will get back with y’all soon 💗. And extra shout out to my girls who completely rallied and showed up when I was down! Couldn’t do life without y’all!!!
I swear this popped up right when I needed it ❤️❤️
It truly is hard but I love these little beasts more then they will ever EVER know. They are my heart, mind, body, soul and insanity 😂😁 #wegotthismamas 💪
Everyday I realize more and more that my babies learn so much more from me than I ever think they’ve even noticed. I hear Ally imitate my words and actions (good and not so good). It’s crazy to think of how much she’s really taking in. In this pic she is reading Dr. Suess to Auds. She repeated the parts she remembered and ended with “you’ll go baby, don’t worry.” I’ve been asking God to help me be more like them, always full of wonder, not judging but curious, always wanting to help and learn and be involved... at the end of the day they still want to love and snuggle me, even after a long dayyyyy of loud corrections if you get my drift. Life is short, so I’m trying to remember that and enjoy every one of these little moments. And thank you to @aldotrs for being our backbone and hard working dada. #daughters#toddlers#belikeachild#letthembelittle#helpmelordjesus#myshoe#goodnight#wegotthismamas
I was chatting to a friend the other day who is pregnant and lives away from family, and was worried about having no support. As I encouraged her and cheered her on, it made me realise (yet again) how our mindset has such an effect on how we get on with things. I’ve never had family close, since we had kids - so though I don’t know otherwise, it’s very easy to get caught up in feeling jealous of others who are lucky enough to have help whenever they need it. I found myself getting frustrated, like they have no idea what it’s like for us (cue the violin 🙄😂). We all know jealousy is ugly, but sometimes it’s hard to swat away. One day I looked at it another way... we’ve raised our kids pretty much all by ourselves - and they’re pretty flippin cool kids... if that’s not a bloody accomplishment then I don’t know what is! So instead of getting envious of those that have help, I just praised myself for just cracking on without it! 💪🏼 This is by no means to offend anyone that does have help around, or to make out that I’m better than you because I do it without (im not) - though this our chosen path in life, I wish we had what you do sometimes!! This is to encourage those that are struggling with doing it alone. Spin your mindset around - you’re kicking ass and you’re amazing, don’t forget it! 👊🏼💪🏼 #WeGotThisMamas#InItTogether#InSayingThatIdStillLoveMyVillage#IHaveALittleOneAtLeast#ThankGoodnessForFriends
Today this baby had an epic tantrum at the store, followed by her 5 year old brother joining the chorus! I often joke sarcastically about things they do, but humor is how I survive it! I remember when I had my first baby I would come unglued! Talk about #nervesbad ! But now it unnerved the cashier more than me. The only struggle I had was holding on to this little one because SHE was MAD! For all the new mommies, children do this. It’s okay, put your head up, avert eye contact with onlookers, stay calm, don’t get rattled. It’s happens to everyone! I even had another mom stop me and ask to push my chart because Yomi was cutting the fool so bad. There was a time when I would have said No, but I politely said YES and thanked God for the help! This has nothing to do with your parenting, even in the best of circumstances 2.5 year olds find something to tantrum about. It’s part of their development. She was hungry and sleepy and now all is right with the world! #wegotthismamas
OH MY GOSH GUYS!! I’m just SO EXCITED and a little scared but I’ve officially signed up to become a health and fitness coach!! EEEKKKKKKK 😆
I’m so excited to get started and I’m going to be hosting an online accountability challenge group where myself and 3 OTHERS can join me in completing the challenge to transform our bodies from the comfort of our own homes 😱 I know it’s right, it’s crazy!! It doesn’t matter what your situation is or what your goals are WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER 👏🏻♥️ Let me know if you would be interested or wanting more info 👌🏻 #mumboss#homeworkout#wegotthismamas#inspiringothers#healthylifestyle#healthyfamily#metime
🇺🇸 One thing I’m not proud of is how unfair I am with myself. I woke up, frus-tra-ted 😡 I had music class with Lennox today, I’m currently on a break styling a shoot, I have a great collaboration shoot later, a doctor’s appointment for Lennox, swimming class with Lennox and a project to finish by tomorrow 🤔 I just felt like I never have enough time to be as good as I strive to be. Too much going on! Then I decided to stop the pity party and grab my @shopbylablum #Supermom tee to remind myself that I try my very hardest every single day. So I proudly went to music class carrying my #Superbaby#FYeah#WeGotThisMamas
🇪🇸 Algo de lo que no estoy orgullosa es de lo injusta que soy conmigo misma a veces. Hoy me desperte frus-tra-da 😡 Tenia clase de musica con Lennox, estilismo de una sesion de fotos (en la que estoy en un descanso ahora mismo), hacer fotos para una colaboracion fantastica, una cita para el doctor con Lennox, clase de natacion y un proyecto que tengo que entregar mañana. Demasiadas cosas que hacer! Y siempre me siento como si nunca me diera tiempo de ser tan buena como@es mi meta ser. Asi que decidi dejar la frustracion y ponerme mi camiseta #Supermom (super mama) de @shopbylablum para recordarme a mi misma que TODOS los dias lo hago lo mejor que puedo. Asi que camine orgullosa hacia la clase de musica luciendo mi camiseta y con mi #Superbebe en la cadera #NosotrasPodemos 💪🏼
One week until Christmas everyone🎄
This is crunch week when all of the craziness begins, as we rush to get everything done. Trying our best to make everything just right! With all of the hustle and bustle in which this holiday brings let us not forget the reason for which we are celebrating. Good Luck to all of you with the final preparations!!
Seriously....I am not trying to drive you crazy! Lol!
But a picture TRULY is worth a thousand words!! And since this will be my first Bootylicious Run Group, the ever Amazing Hot Mama Health & Fitness - Edmonton West Randi Johnson kindly allowed me to share her pictures!
She and a MAGNIFICENT group of Mamas from Various Hot Mama Fit Locations will be at RunWild on May 6th!!! Think of How Phenomenal this is going to feel to cross that finish line together!!!! https://hmhfstalbert.as.me/
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Hello! Remember me? I used to wake up in the morning and enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, take my time getting ready and head to work listening to whatever I want on the radio, in my two door car.
Does this sound familiar? Or maybe you recollect when I used to go to happy hour and plan fun weekend adventures.
Ringing a bell yet? Ok.... it's Me! The old you!
Between running the teenager to school (because missing the bus happens), wiping a runny toddler nose while using the bathroom, and getting ready for another doctors appointment the old me popped up to say hello!
She wanted me to remind you all to have a wonderful day and though our mornings, days, weekends etc aren't what they used to be....... find the joy in your season of life. And when the old you, the woman behind the mama, pops up to say hello- oblige her and remind her she's still you. #hellofromtheotherside#oldme#newme#sameme#ithink#crazymornings#momlife#lovingmybabies#missingmymetime#runnynoseseason#coffetime#wegotthismamas#weseeyou#wefeelyou#YandB#haveagreatday
Being a mom is an endless supply of all the feelings. It's a mash-up of love and glee and terror. There are spikes of angst, guilt, and heart-swelling joy in-between lulls of worry and sweet anticipation. Some nights you crawl into bed and realize you haven't done a thing for yourself all day. Some days you cry because you're so proud you can't stand it. When your girl asks to snuggle on the couch, drop the laundry, forget the dishes, eliminate all worries about yesterday and tomorrow and say yes to today. 💕 #ourgirl#wegotthismamas
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart..." Jeremiah 1:5
38 weeks today and feeling pretty good! This pic was taken just a few weeks prior and I'm amazed by all the changes that have occured since then. Although these days have been real with some back aches, stretching muscles, and the death stare at the floor every time I have to bend over to pick something up, it's been a pretty smooth pregnancy so far and for that, I'm humbled. Before pregnancy I gave into the misconception that being pregnant is just a means to an end, a hurdle women have to go through in order to see the reward of their child. But going through this process has made me realize that as women we don't have to experience an agonizing miserable pregnancy or view it as such.
Instead, we can try to change any negative thinking around pregnancy and admire just how incredible the process is itself and how important we are. We were individually made and chosen. So, I remain humbled. Humbled by a smooth pregnancy. Humbled to be chosen to carry this child and help bring her into this world. Humbled to be called mama ❤🙏🙌
Makaylas last day of kinder my baby is getting big so fast I'm so proud of her i will always be here to help you push forward and make all your dreams come true baby girl#wegotthismamas#byekinderhellofirstgrade
Ramadan Check-In ⭐️ How's everyone's Ramadan going so far? It's day 3 and there's less than an hour left for iftar over here- and I JUST finished washing the dishes that have been piling up from suhoor- and there may have been a few dishes left in the sink from yesterday's iftar 🙃 I was able to pray on time today Alhamdulillah, and even read a couple of pages from the Quran - which I haven't been able to do in the last two days. #RamadanCheckIn#Ramadan#WeGotThisMamas
"I don't know if I can do this."
That thought went thru my head more than a few times yesterday. I'm not gonna lie. I had a DAY. A day with a fussy baby, toddler temper tantrums, time outs, little sleep, no shower, a newborn on the boob 24/7 and hot-ass weather with a malfunctioning AC. A day that made me cry when Rory asked me how my day was. A day where I began to question my abilities as a mother. A day where I felt (and acted) like a shitty mom, a grumpy wife, a terrible pet owner, and a deadbeat in my business. And let's not forget the squishy bits that were not working with my summer clothes. And then adding guilt + shame as the cherry on top because of how hard I was being on myself as a new mom of 2. Have you had that day, mamas?
I was given a gift. Rory convinced me to take the kids up to the beach. It was there, sitting by myself on the sand that my mind + heart + eyes opened and saw for the first time all day. I saw these 3 humans, my family, for who + what they truly are. Our beautiful children, my husband, our life together: Sacred. Beautiful. A miracle. My why. My greatest gift. .
What would happen if every time we experienced overwhelm or even the point of breakdown, we all opened our eyes to the gifts, the joy, the sacredness of those around us and let that be our focus? I know for sure that the next time I'm having A DAY or a moment of utter chaos + overwhelm + mom shitty guilt (which there will be plenty) I'm going to think of these moments at the beach + smile ☀️❤️
This spoke to me. 🗣It's so damn true! As I was looking for something in my old posts.. I found that I would come across some seriously motivating stuff.. times I remember taking a picture and feeling so ew but posting anyway now I look back and think "wow I looked good!" •
It's amazing how you distort the image of yourself so hard to see things that no one else sees or that aren't even there because you believe there's something wrong, or lacking, or not good enough. •
I find my self image hitting peaks and valleys DAILY. I compare myself to others, I care about the "number", I feel self conscious when I know all of that is So. Dumb. Like.. comparing myself to my husband, who can drop 10 pounds in a week and has never carried two babies for 9 months each in his nonexistent uterus and don't even get me started on the perfect mom bodies of insta. I realize in my head how dumb it is, but it's so extremely hard to avoid. You can't be anyone else. You can only be you, you can only compare yourself to the you from the day before, you cannot be so damn hard on yourself! This may seem silly to most but it's real for me. I am not where I want to be yet, but I will be back so much better soon enough. ❤️