Another Monday down and another lunch packed. I love being able to throw @lancesnacks in the boys lunch bag as one of my “easy snacks.” The boys love them and sometimes you just need an easy day. Am I right? My favorite are the toasty peanut butter, but the boys love the grilled cheese. They’re basically a win win situation in our house. 🙌 #ad#hbtlance#Sponsored#LanceSnacks#SnackToSchool
I got to see one of her very last shows. I got to sing her happy birthday in person on one of her last birthdays. I will be forever grateful for that experience.
Thank you everyone who has flooded me with texts, calls, and messages. You guys are the sweetest.
I’m managing.😂😭 Yesterday I drove to work at 5:30 in the morning knowing something was weird about the day. It was pouring rain and just seemed so ominous. I listened to Aretha the entire way. I found out at work she had passed which was interesting.😳😂 CONCEAL DONT FEEL.🙅♀️ Rest in Power Aretha. You’re voice lives on queen.👑 #arethafranklin#arethafranklintribute#aretha#chicagotheatre#legend#riparethafranklin#queenofsoul
Yo yo yo! I got some great new necklaces.😁 They’re super simple pieces that can be dressed up or down...which let me be honest here....I will pair these with my favorite v-neck mom tees since I don’t dress up much. What better than some bling to top off those sweatpants.💁♀️ Just follow @sunnydomingojewelry to grab one of these for their promotional price of $12.99 with code: SALAMI . You can pick from the Devon or Sloane while supplies last. This promotion is only offered within the US and you must be 18 or older.
Where my cat ladies at??! We’ve discovered these fun new monthly boxes.😻 These are for cat moms not just for cats! Items include a variety things from T-shirt’s, sunglasses, makeup, cat beds, and more! A portion of the proceeds go to CAT rescues every month. 🙌 Treat yo self cat mamas! You can use code: 10PURRFECT for 10% off. Just follow he link in my bio to get yours.😻😻 #catladybox#catladyamb#catsofinsta#cats#catlady#catmom#catsofinstagram
I always thought I was a quitter. A flight more than a fight. We all have our own journeys, but my biggest obstacle has been finding my fight. I feel like my boys woke my fight right on up. Not only has it made me fight for them in every little and big way, but it has made me fight for myself. I’m fighting to be a better person and therefore a better mom. My current journey involves contacting my biological mom. I was adopted at 9 along with my 8 year old brother. We were off and on between my biological mom and foster families until then. Without going into it too much (I may at a later time) my mom had/has mental disabilities. My mom undoubtedly loved me. The same love I have for my own boys is the love she had for me. However, she didn’t show/feel the same love for my brother. I will be vague here as it is a very graphic and traumatizing situation. I haven’t seen my mom since she showed up to my work at the age of 16. I’m trying to sum this up, but I could write a book if I let myself. I have recently reached out to my biological family to possibly contact and meet my mother. I feel like it’s something I have to do. I do NOT want to do it though. I’m scared. I’m freaking terrified I will just have a full blown anxiety attack and run. I also know it’s something I will regret if I don’t. I know it’s something that’s been holding me back. It’s something I still think about way too much. It’s something I need to figure out to move forward and fix myself. I’m in a pretty good place mentally and emotionally. I think it’s time. I have her address. I’m not sure when I will write her yet. I don’t know what I want out of this. I don’t know what to expect. I do know I will be documenting my experience in some way. It may be through writing or vlogging. It all depends on what kind of place this puts me in. It depends on what kind of consent I have as far as sharing goes. I think it’s important for us to share our stories. At the end of this life that’s all we are. Fill your book up. Finish your endings. I’ll keep you posted.❤️ #curlyqscounter#momsofinstagram#momrep#momstories#storytime#lifestories#lifestory#motherhood#metalmarvels#fostercare#fosterkids
End of the week vibes 😳
Today our cat got out back for 4 hours without us knowing. I figured it out after seeing a black shadow pass by the back door. I pull the curtain back to see our cat....Piggy...with a bird by the neck. As soon as Carter (my 7 year old) saw the vicious scene he fell to the floor and began hysterically crying. He loves animals and was shocked to see his sweet fluffy cat acting like a complete savage. I realized it was time to mom up and save the tweet. I grabbed the roll of paper towels like it’s going to magically save the world. It was my mom weapon of choice for the day. I ran outside while wondering if brushing a cats teeth is a thing. I don’t play around with tweet tweet diseases.🙅♀️That thought disappeared when I realized there’s a gang of hood life tweety birds hovering over the cat and I trying to free their birdy friend. I was like “whoa guys I’m with you. Just please don’t shat on me or peck me to death.”🙏 They showed mercy as I tossed the paper towel roll toward Piggy. She released the tweet and ran. The tweet hopped away to safety (it was a sketchy scene though) and I grabbed the cat. I consoled Carter and he now thinks I’m some paper towel hulk of a super hero mom. All in a days work.😴 Use code:Salami15 for a discount @metalmarvels
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