After pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, weaning and then traveling for the majority of last year my body and gut were craving a healthy routine. I started practicing yoga again, moved toward an anti-inflammatory diet, began limiting my caffeine intake, focused on getting more sleep and started to take @up4Probiotics.
I love that they’re available at @Target
, that they offer a variety of formulas that are non-GMO^^, vegan^^, gluten-free, soy-free and preservative free^^ and that they offer a solution within their line for everyone in the family!
Check out up4 offers here (http://bit.ly/2NBRlpj) + learn more about why I take probiotics and why up4® is my go to today on Household! 📷: @amyfrancesphoto #whatareyouup4 #fallforup4 #householdHOME
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Let’s talk about the worlds happiest place on earth. We decided to take a last minute family trip to @disneyland
and I’m still recouping.
Goal was to leave by 7am, and you know where this is going. We didn’t leave until after 9, with an empty gas tank, putting us there around 11am which is when the massive amounts of moms barely keeping it together get there, aka 99% of us. While pulling in Ty asked about our passes, our cheapest passes that we could get because it’s literally a mortgage payment each tier you add on.
I come to realize it’s a blackout day (meaning our tickets don’t work that day) and we are basically at the park. Awesome. Sophie is crying in the cutest voice ever to see mickeys house. And we are just looking at each other like, how are we in charge of being parents when sometimes we can’t even dress ourselves. We decide to upgrade our tickets feeling like we’re handing over our souls to the mouse paying an ungodly amount of money just to enter a park to ride 4 rides then sell a kidney just to have lunch.
We get to the window to upgrade our tickets and wouldn’t you know I forgot my wallet. My ID, my annual pass, credit cards, yep ultimate #momfail
. They speak in the most high pitch happy voice (probably because my husband just maxed out his credit card to ride dumbo), figure it out and we finally get into the park.
This entire trip was to meet up with friends there, and they literally had to leave as we were walking in. We stayed a total of 3 hours. If I did the hourly rate we paid for those three hours I would throw up the entire $12 turkey leg I ate.
Sophie didn’t notice anything. She got to ride a few new rides, met the mouse in real life instead of on a screen, and had a few licks of ice cream after her nap that lasted 6 minutes and 34 seconds. But look at that smile.
Moms, I see you under your dry shampoo, I hear you when your kid is screaming in the grocery store, and I feel you under all these filters on here. I’m under there too most days, but this community is actually healing for me on days like these. So we will be in our pjs all day today with no food in the house solely running on coffee and cereal.✊🏼
I don’t show my face on here often ... but here is a current & very special picture of me! I’m the girl behind the camera - or should I say we are lol I am presently 38 weeks preggers with our first child. And super ecstatic to meet her! 💞
my little pumpkin loving pumpkin boy 🎃🖤
Well, we didn’t win the lotto this weekend so we’re still over here trying to take a good pic with an almost 2 year old. 🤦🏻♀️
Did you play the lotto this weekend? I mean, who wouldn’t want a BILLION dollars?!? How much competition do I have??
And I actually washed, dried, AND curled my hair, so it had to be documented!🤣
#BraydenSV #toddlerproblems #didmyhair #wildone #lotto
Manualitats de tardor 🙌🏻🎨🌰
My husband made it! He graduated from BCT on Thursday and he’s now a USA Army Soldier. I’m so proud of him and for every little thing he has accomplished in the last 10 weeks. I can’t wait to see you again, my love ❤️
feel like all I accomplished over the weekend was an hour of work and this rearrangement of June’s room . . . well and maintaining two kids and maybe just a sliver of sanity. because like how/why does it take hours and so many meltdowns to get two kids ready for the day? #andhereithoughtweweregoingtohaveourmorningsopen
Mondays, oh Mondays. Let’s start this week off right 💪
5 things I’m grateful for this Monday:
✏️ Early voting begins today! The power is in our hands to have a voice. I encourage everyone to get out there early!! 👶🏼 I get to hold these cute little hands today, but right now he is taking an epic nap that I am grateful for.
🥑 Gotta send some love out to delicious avocados. I made avocado toast this morning and it makes my heart happy.
💑 Spent my weekend capturing two beautiful couples starting their family - nothing better.
☀️ Did you see the suns appearance yesterday?! It was glorious, even if it was only for one day.
What are you grateful for today?! I want to hear! ✨
This photoshoot was exactly one year ago today! 😱 It still utterly amazes me to think that Kins was once inside of me and that my body had all the necessary ‘human making’ ingredients hidden within and was somehow able to stretch to accommodate her. Crazy crazy crazy! #fearfullyandwonderfullymade
‘’Those who don’t jump will never fly’’
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm still learning to find joy in cooking. Well this nifty kitchen appliance is making that learning process a lot easier. Head on over to the blog to find 2 SUPER easy #instantpotrecipes
Can’t handle moments like this. 💗😭
Sappy post ahead. One of my favorite things is watching this man be a dad. I am not biased when I say he is the most hardworking, respectful, selfless, serving, want to make everyone happy kind of man. He puts his wants and desires last to help/serve others, and is so unselfish sometimes it kills me, but I can’t think of a more Christlike quality. He makes me want to be better, and I can’t think of a better example for my kids to follow. We are so lucky. 💙 Do you have someone in your life that makes you want to be better?
We really had the BEST time @pigeonroostfarm
last weekend. I can’t wait to take Scout back next year and watch him run around and pick out his own pumpkins. Such a sweet place! 🎃🌾
“Each time women gather in circles with one another, the world heals a little more.” // Shikoba Beautiful gathering of women by @gillianstevens
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
Song of Solomon 4:7
If you haven’t listened to @lauren_daigle
‘s new song Look Up Child, do it now. ALL THE FEELS. 😭💗 This morning we had it on repeat while we danced around the living room because every Monday is better if it includes visiting with old friends, good music and a baby dance party.
As soon as I saw this bear print this is the little dude I pictured wearing it. Hoodie & crewneck listings will only be up until the 2nd of November at which time I’ll be starting our next seasons prep!! 🤗
August got a morning nap, we got groceries for the week, and I brushed my teeth. Pretty sure that counts as a successful day after getting home from a trip. (Swipe for that smile😍😭) #SomedayIWillTakeAShower #ButThatDayIsNotToday
When your just trying to get those cute pumpkin patch 🎃 pictures and one kid won’t corporate while the other one just wants to figure out how she can eat the dirt 🤷🏻♀️
What are you fighting for?
3 years ago, I was in a complete funk and all time low. I had slowly put myself more and more on the back burner, was 5 months postpartum with our 2nd child, and the grief and sadness of losing my dad a few years prior was completely busting out of all sides of the box I compartmentalized it into.
I had to find my fight because my mental health DEPENDED on it !! I avoided my friends as much as possible.
I would smile and pretended all the things were great when they really weren’t.
I completely shut myself off from opening up to anyone, hubs included, in fear of breaking down.
I was on anti-depressants to numb my pain and avoid the feelings even more.
I tore apart every single flaw I saw in the mirror.
I was overly exhausted but still felt a pressure to have everything seem picture perfect.
I was paralyzed... I knew needed to make a change but had zero motivation to do it.
I just wanted a body that I was comfortable in, proud of, and felt like I could be me again in.
I didn’t know where to turn.
But I knew I had to make a decision... The decision to FIGHT for me, my life & my happiness...
To FIGHT for my husband
To FIGHT for my kids
To Fight to get ME back
To FIGHT to feel WHOLE again
I knew i was made for more. More in my life, my marriage, and my kids’. It wasn’t easy. And there are still days I feel like I want to quit and not show up.
But today I stand here MORE FREE than I have been in a very long time.
And I’m getting into the best shape of my life, body, and mind. Thanks to a friend who reached out and invited me a Bootcamp like the one I started TODAY with other amazing women!! We are choosing to FIGHT for a better life! Because we know we were MADE for more, DESERVE more, and are WORTHY for more!! If I can do it, YOU can do it too !! Find your FIGHT with us ——> https://linktr.ee/andreahenn11
candids of happy people are my favorite candids.
model: rachel frichette
Daily dose of cuteness... #yourewelcome
P.S... Identical? Yes or no? 🤔🤷♀️
Hi there, Julie here. I co-host this podcast with my bomb friend and business woman, Meagan. I’m currently laid up in bed, post surgery recovery so I have TONS of time to chat with you this week. Send me a message or a comment, please?
I want to talk about family size for a minute. When my hubby and I decided that we wanted four kids a lot of people called that a big family, which kinda of shocked me because when I think of big families, I think like 10+! But, what about you? What’s your ideal family size? What is a “big” family?
Did you know that one of the things your provider is supposed to counsel you on as you decide between cesarean and VBAC is family size? The risks for each repeat c-sections rise the more you have while the risks for VBAC go down the more you have.
This is me and my family of six. We are totally done having kids and I think everything worked out so perfectly for us. ❤️
📸: the always fabulous @saltcitybirthandnewborn
When we planned our trip to Sequoia one of the places I knew I wanted to see was Crescent Meadow. When we found it I initially was underwhelmed and wasn’t sure if we were in the right spot. It seemed smaller than I pictured and more overgrown. I quickly realized we weren’t going to be frolicking around like I had imagined. But I carried Pip out to this log anyways through marshy uneven bog which I was wishing was springtime wildflowers and started snapping away. As I moved around her and watched her soaking up her surroundings, the beauty of the meadow crept up on me to the point where I was suddenly overwhelmed with the natural romance of this spot. I think my expectations had messed with my ability to see this place in another way. The beauty of this meadow isn’t just the meadow itself. It’s beauty is totally dependent upon its balance with everything else around it. It’s wonder IS it’s vast openness and sunlit warmth juxtaposed against the dense heavy shadowed forest that makes it shine so bright. It is an absolute gem in a forest of gems and I tried to capture Piper in balance with all of it. She was so calm and curious and innocent and beautiful she seemed to fit right into this setting. If anything I felt like I was intruding on a moment of hers. But I’m glad to have these photos to remind me that expectations sometimes have to be altered to see something even better than what we first anticipated. #cresentmeadow #sequoianationalpark #pleiadeshandmade #pleiadesinthewild
Lauren & I went to high school together and I was so happy that she contacted me to photograph her with her family♥️ This is her youngest & he was just so sweet. Sharing more soon🙂
Newcomers! You are so valuable to who we are and what we do. Thank you for sharing in this journey with us and we can’t wait for a closer bond as we become family. And we also can’t wait to eat more food with you!
It was a perfect sunny Sunday adventure day in Van that Daniel surprised me with! Now back to the Monday grind 😅
This emerald green sweater is absolutely the softest sweater I own, and it’s just as soft in the inside as well 👌🏻
Monday Intros! It’s been a bit and we have hundreds of new followers. I’m so excited you’re here and beyond happy to not only share my family’s wellness journey but also help you with yours! I am Katie, a mama to two crazy tiny humans (Aiden, 4 + Nora, 2). I started with my very own starter kit because of them. I wanted...needed to do better. My husband is an amazing law enforcement officer and now my goal with this little oily biz is to get his butt HOME. He deserves to be at home with his family, safe. We live in sunny, humid Orlando Florida. • • • I bought my very own starter kit in Jan 2016 but didn’t start the biz until just this past May and in just 4 months our team hit Silver! 🙌🏻 My absolute favorite oil (right now) is Harmony. I love diffusing Dream Catcher and Lavender at night. And I literally don’t know where my life would be without my Pro + (see my story highlights)! I am fiercely so in love with life, oils, and all the Young Living products that shouting it from the roof tops wouldn’t do any of it justice.
Lovin fall days with them🌾 We had so much fun today! Can’t beat quality family time...laughter... running...fresh air...and only one melt down😉
Teeter Totter or Seesaw....what do you call it? I say teeter totter...@jaydcary
says seesaw🤷🏼♀️ We had fun with her on this too & put dad on the other end😂
My goodness we had fun today! We tortured Sloane on the swing a bit...we all had a good laugh🤭🤣
She got her fall decor and she’s a happy girl! Now to decide what she is going to be for Halloween 🎃 👻
A meal where we caught up, stayed off of our phones(except to look up plane tickets😉), dreamt about the future & the things on our bucket lists....PRICELESS🙏🏼 Happy Birthday Ethan! WE LOVE YOU💋