Join us next month for a special reading and Q&A discussion with author @jenniferdvassel at @mysnooknuk! (Link in bio to reserve your FREE ticket)
We’ll be talking about self-confidence and preparing our kids to take on the new school year feeling empowered ✨
If you’re not able to attend, you can still receive our guide with tips for helping your child’s confidence/belief in ability to accomplish a goal that we worked with a school psychologist to create — DM us your email for a copy!
This morning my family and I joined dozens of others in Carlsbad and thousands across the country in the fight to #keepfamiliestogether and help those seeking asylum. My eyes filled with tears when I saw people young and old alike walking with their signs to the designated rally area.
It can sometimes seem overwhelming, like your small action isn’t making much of a difference — but to see all of these people unite together reminded me that for all the bad there is, there’s also that much more good and people looking to help. In times of crisis, you can be the helper and together we can all band together to create change. Keep fighting and be ready to vote come the midterm elections. ❤️ ✊🏽 #bethechange
Today was the best. We went to the San Diego Zoo, swam, had French fries and milkshakes, but my most favorite part was at bedtime when I sang the kids “You Are My Sunshine” — Logan started singing with me. It’s a song I’ve been singing to both since they were just little blobs growing in my belly, so my heart just about burst hearing his little voice singing the words too. Love these bunnies of mine. They make life crazy and that much better because there’s nothing like experiencing the world through the eyes of your child. ❤️ #fullheart#happymama
It’s been a crazy busy few weeks, but thankful for the time we all get together on the weekend — even though the kids probably spend half their days fighting 🤣🙃 I’m not sure how my mom survived my sister and I fighting growing up. I think it’s karma now.
There is power in our words and in our actions. Together we can create change — one action from you, and you, and you, multiplies and soon it’s action from thousands. Here are some small actions you can take today to help #keepfamiliestogether :
Call your state reps and urge them to take a stand: (202) 224-3121
Donate to @raicestexas and @aclu_nationwide. These orgs are providing legal aid, paying fines, and working to reunite families.
Sign up for the Keep Families Together March on June 30. Link in bio on where to find one near you.
There are many fundraising events including, the @_stillwerise auction July 2-9 and here in LA specifically, the @wiggleandwork family event on July 1 #familiesbelongtogether
What’s happening to immigrant families at the border is a crime against humanity. Children being separated from their parents — scared and alone, not knowing when they’ll be reunited or see each other again. If this doesn’t make you angry, break your heart — then you need to dig deeper and think even harder about the lengths you would go in an attempt to provide your child with the opportunity to just LIVE. In our bio are ways (whether volunteering, calling local reps, or donating) you can help these families.
“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” ❤️
Happy Father’s Day to our most favorite guy! Thank you for everything you do for our family. We love you to the moon, stars, and back!
As mamas, we wear many different hats. For 70% of us that includes being a working mom outside the home. Whether you’re trying to reach that next level in your career, make a pivot, or launch a new hustle, we’ve got you! The MOMMY BRAiN Mentorship program launches today! ✨ Check link in bio to apply to be a mentee or mentor, because together we rise 🙌🏽
I had snapped this picture of my 2-and 3-year-old napping after a really great day. We played hard at the park with friends and snuggled after baths...both of them falling fast asleep nestled beside me. I felt like a super mama that day bc the house was clean, the kids were napping, and we’d had so much fun. Of course the very next day, was chaos and one of those just survive kind of days. Looking at this picture this morning, nothing quite prepares you for all that motherhood is until they place your baby in your arms. I’m two babies in and I’m still learning —
Learning to not be so hard on myself, bc being a mom is hard and I’m doing the best that I can. That’s all any of us can really do.
Learning that some days require more patience than others. A lot more. On the days that I’m running on zero, a good cry always seems to be a reset. It’s like my tears are a release of the stress and feelings of overwhelm.
Learning that my babies don’t see any of my shortcomings. On my hardest days, when I think I’ve failed, my 3-year-old always tells my husband when he comes home from work that he “had so much fun with mom!” Learning that life is made up in all of those tiny moments, so to be more present. It’s dancing around the living room with my babies and baking together. It’s in the “love you so much-es” and feelings of pride that beam from their faces when they learn something new.
Learning that taking time for myself is not selfish, but a necessity.
Learning that some days I’m at the top of my game and other days not so much. And to be okay with that.
Learning that time slows down for no one, and my babies are growing fast. So I’m trying to savor it all, bc one day they’ll be big kids and the days of snuggling on the couch or holding hands just because will be a thing of the past. That’s the funny thing about life, there are ebbs and flows, highs and lows, and the most cherished memories aren’t always realized until much later. Being a mom is hard, but it’s the best gift and I feel so lucky to have been chosen to be their mama.
Saw this @oprah quote in a friend’s feed and it spoke to my heart. I was questioning myself today and wondering if I was making the right moves, which led to a spiral of negative thinking. But this quote, a pep talk from @mylestw, and looking at my vision board put me back on track. Hope whoever needs to see this today does ❤️
Happy Mother’s Day to the best mama and GiGi! One memory from when I was younger is you teaching me to spell with homemade flash cards. I always remember sen-ten-ce. And now you teach Logan and Rhy, this time through FaceTime ❤️ Also, thanks for always sending me chocolate-covered strawberries when I’m having a tough time. Love you so much!
Marriage after kids can be tough, especially when it comes to prioritizing each other. It’s something that @mylestw and I are always working on — this parent-life can be crazy and it seems like we’re constantly being pulled in 10 different directions. I chatted with relationship expert @rhondasmithlcsw to get some tips for ways you can help your marriage thrive in the day-to-day! 💕 Link in bio (cc: @mommy_brain)
This little doll baby will be TWO next week. I think because she and Logan are so close in age, she’s always seemed older than she actually is. Love her bold and independent spirit. The fact that she’ll lay on the living room carpet and fall asleep when she gets tired. Her giant sweet tooth. That she runs to the swings at the park and will gladly spend the whole time there. She’s sassy. And is not one to get left behind. I just love her so much!! #mybabygirl