Taking a well deserved #kidfree
break... makes this mumma a great one! Looking forward to having my boy back next week, recharged and ready to punch 2019 in the face!
Since I have recently replenished my tallow (rendered beef fat) supply I decided to cook myself up something yummy this morning. Growing up every once in a while my mom would make what she called German Fried Potatoes. It was basically thinly sliced potatoes fried up in oil, salted and served up warm and crispy. I have changed it a little by using tallow and sea salt, little improvements that I think pack a big yummy punch. One kid in school, one kid napping, a good podcast, hot coffee and a pile if fried, salty potatoes made for a very nice morning.
I am happily and slowly walking the aisles of Target alone! And as I post this, a mom is yelling at her kid whose running away from her 😳🤷🏻♀️ It's the small things...
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"I WANT to give UP"
Did you know that week two of a journey is when most people give up? .
It’s the truth. Not everyone does and DOUBLE HIGH FIVES to those who stays their course. 🤘🏼 In our virtual bootcamps - I KNOW who is committed. I KNOW who is showing up. I can see who logs their shakes and workouts. I see who is posting. I see who is making this happen for themselves.
But I can also see who isn’t.
So whats the difference between the person who quits and the person who keeps going? .
Truth is- it has nothing to do with weight, skill, time, etc. It all comes down to MINDSET. When you say “I’ll try”, you’re doomed. Those who commit say “I’ll do”. Seriously. That's it.
They already have their minds made up. Once you’ve committed to giving 100%, saying F off to your excuses, and NOT accepting that you'll fail before you finish , that’s the mindset that will get you to the point of living your BEST life. Quit focusing on always trying and NOT getting to your goal, or that number on the scale not moving, or the length of that workout. Change that mindset to I AM gonna be IN THE MOMENT, do it for your health( mentally + physically) and watch the fireworks happen to GET you to where you want to be!
Now repeat after me....
I AM STRONG enough TO DO THIS!
What do y’all say to help get you through a tough moment??
In Washington DC enjoying another kid free mini vacation to celebrate the husbands awards. Day 1 was nice and relaxing after flying in but today the long list of daily tours begin. So grateful for the Navy and all the experiences it has brought to our family.#navy #dc #kidfree #mommyanddaddytime #dateweek
Who’s making time for a bit of self love and self care next week when school starts?💆🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️ What’s on your wish list?
This week I am lucky enough to be spending one of the last weeks of the school holidays down in Anglesea, Victoria.
Every time I come here I am blown away its natural beauty and so grateful to live in a country where these amazing views are less than 2 hours away from where I live.
I am even more excited that I am lucky enough to be coming back to The Surf Coast again at the end of March for our March METreat at the @the_summer_house_
I can’t wait to explore the sights and sounds of this beautiful area again on our 2 guided walks with the ladies who are joining us.
We still have 2 spots left - who’s coming??!! 💕🙏
//DATE YOUR WIFE
Last night Nathan and I went on our first date night in such a long time, to give you an idea of how long, I was about 8months pregnant with Xavier-Wolf - he is now 1.5years old. Now we know it is so uncommon for us to both leave our kids that 7year old Phoenix even got excited for us going on a date - even she was surprised by the news.
The thing is when you become all too comfortable in a relationship or (for me) when you get married and have children dating your spouse becomes less of a priority when compared with raising small children.
Well, at least that is what happened in my marriage.
Actually, let's be real, date night stopped being a priority right from the beginning. Let's take a little step back in time for a moment.
When Nathan & I met I was a single mother, Phoenix was only with her father every 2nd weekend, Nathan had his daughter every week from Thursday evening through to Sunday evening. So our kids were with us all the time, we fell madly in love with one another and wanted to spend every moment possible together, and that meant making it a kids and parents date/play date. Our girls are only 1year apart in age, so we just made it work, we didn't want to consistently get family to babysit so we could be alone without the kids. This is part was due to our individual parenting guilt, and also not wanting to be seen as irresponsible parents who went out and partied whilst their kids who once were a priority came second best to date nights every couple days, partying, alcohol, sex and adult time away from the kidlets.
So we just made it work, Nathan promptly moved Phoenix and I into his home, we put kids to sleep at 7pm and that was when we had our alone time, our at home date night, drinks, music and sex. If I am really honest, we only went on like 2 dates tops, and that is counting meeting up with Nathan at his work Christmas party.
That is fucking laughable.
Straight out! We built love, connection, marriage through becoming an instantaneous family. Gone were the days when even we considered dating to be adult time ONLY.
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I may not be able to go on a trip at this point in time, but grocery shopping without a 5 year old feels like a vacation to me 😜
Bonus: Def Leppard is playing over the speakers 🤟🏼
Just your typical foot photo taken specifically for insta. I could try to think of a cute inspirational caption but let’s be real, what’s inspirational about a foot photo?
“Stepping in the right direction.”
“Journey to self 💕 “
“Not knowing is a step forward”
...and so on. But really, I just like my snow boots, socks, jeans, the fresh snow and playing with my new iphone 😂👌🏼
#snowboots #snowday #instapic #insertinspirationalquotehere #guilty
Part of the intention of our trip to Bali was to pay attention to my needs. I often have a hard time voicing what I want or even knowing what I want because I spend so much time over-accommodating other people. I feel an enourmous amount of guilt and shame from thinking about my needs and wants. I'm a slow moving 🐃 ♉️ and pushing myself towards self-discovery is a trial for me. This is a photo of @casey_pringle
doing what she wants from our room where I’m doing what I want (reading nerdy books and watching tv). I'm grateful for a partner who wants me to grows as much as she does but respects not pushing me. If she were a selfish person we would never progress. We’ll talk about this more on the podcast which is coming!