My two favorite little people! Being their mom is my biggest blessing and privilege. I'm so grateful I was given this joy in life!! .
I mean, could they be any cuter?!
👃 Babies starts using the sense of smell while they are still in the womb. As newborns, babies have a highly sensitive sense of smell and because they can't yet recognize you by sight, they will know you by your natural scent, which is what will draw them to you. 🧠 The sense of smell is processed by a part of the brain that also controls memory, meaning that babies will start to form strong associations between particular scents and the experiences attached to them. 💛
My favorite Duo 👫 I’m tellin’ you, they make it look so easy! 😍 oh & a quick shoutout to me for making them the cutest Christmas outfits 🎄
What a cute little sunshine ☀️
Happy 3 months to my beautiful little ham 😍 she is the light we needed to complete our family! She is the happiest, cutest, stinkiest milky baby! She loves her bath time, fidgeting her hands, her wubanub giraffe (but not the paci) and recently discovered she can scream!
We are so blessed with this little girl, her sisters absolutely adore her. They can’t get enough ✨ .
3 months time passes so quickly in a babies life. It seems like just yesterday I was impatiently waiting for the day of her arrival ❤️
🥰 Being a mom is truly one of the greatest gifts God has ever given me 🥰
Aubrey, our oldest, seriously amazes us DAILY!! Not only did I just check her online progress report to see that she’s gotten STRAIGHT A’s 👏🏼 but she’s also been selected to try out for her Demo Team at the dojo tonight 🙌🏻
They perform at every graduation ceremony for the school and at other events to show off the skills of the students!
She’s seriously had her eye on that prize, and to be selected for tryouts was a HUGE honor for her 😍
Keep her in your thoughts and prayers tonight as she working towards her goals 🥋
#karategirl #raybanglasses #straightas #proudmama
Project Me for Busy Mothers: A Practical Guide to Finding a Happier Balance makes a fantastic gift for any mamas on your list. (And if you haven't got your own copy, give it as a ‘hint hint’ OR treat yourself.) ❤️💚 It will help you to live a happier, more balanced life in 2019 and beyond.
Amazon link in bio.
Hey there! So what's the BEST thing that happened to you this week? For me, there were a few contenders: Celebrating the last night of Hannukah with great friends, meeting up in the city with some super inspiring business ladies, getting my ass back to kickboxing class, and seeing my cousin’s 9 week old baby boy! Oh and of course the massage I desperately needed midweek 😆
Now you! Spill it! Anything from an extra shot in your latte to a surprise engagement! Let's hear what's good!
How you feeling about the holidays? Are you so ready or so busy?
Because some days you have a little too much fun and don’t recover like you used too lol...thank GOD for this mom juice to pick me UPPPPP!!✨✨✨
tiny hands 😭♥️
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for one day i know you will no longer be reaching out for mama like you do now
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. . .even tho you were reaching for more food in this photo 😂 🍟
Birthday countdown is on. 15 days until my baby bug turns 1 😭😭😭 I feel like just yesterday I brought her home from the hospital. Why does it seem like this is going so much faster then it did with Gianna?! Gonna go cry in a corner now.
“I’ll always feel like a that chunky girl”
Have you ever thought this thought?!
You drop a few sizes and you still feel like that heavy, chunky, big boned, curvy, bigger (whichever term you use) girl
It’s not your fault
It’s not even grounded in any type of reality
It’s a belief you picked up along the way... maybe it isn’t even yours.
Your grandpa jokingly called you husky
Your mom asked if you REALLY want to eat that
Your aunt told you that pair of pants wouldn’t fit you
Your brother pinched your side that one time
And forever in your mind, your the fat girl... It’s billshit
And it’s also not your fault
You can let it go.
You can pick a new belief.
And when you choose to believe something different about your body and your worth and your food
You get to feel differently in your life
You, my love, are golden 🌟
11 days before Christmas🎄 ✨I remember the days I longed to be home enjoying the holidays not feeling as if i was working them away. ✨I remember dreaming of staying home with my "someday children" figuring it could never happen. ✨I remember the arguements of money spent and the guilt associated. ✨But mostly I remember struggling to find the JOY in the holidays.
For many reasons this Christmas is different. The biggest is being away from home with this new "military lifestyle". It's certainly not easy, we have our share of hard days still. .
But when I remember back to the days I longed for what I have now all I can feel is an INTENSE sense of GRATITUDE! For not only my amazing family filled with love, my faith that will guide me through anything, but for this community I've locked arms with. .
Without these women, without stretching myself to grow as a person, without helping other women do the same, not only would i not be able to see the changes in myself and our family. I wouldn't be able to watch other women transform their bodies AND their lives everyday. .
Especially during the holidays I believe the best gift you can give is love and time. Which is exactly what I've found through this journey of become a wellness coach. Love for others and love for myself. Time to pour into taking care of me and the ability to spend time soaking in the important moments, because they are all important. .
My next 1:1 mentorship course starts on monday and i'm so excited to be spending this time helping 5 other women to find their JOY this holiday season. To map out a plan to spend next Christmas home with their babies or to not have to argue about the money spent. If you are looking for more, this is your opportunity. Drop a 🖐 emoji below and we'll chat👇
I’m 5/5 with my early morning workouts this week and it feels so good!
Did you know that when you exercise for even a few minutes every morning it significantly boosts your energy, enhances your health, improves self-confidence and emotional wellbeing, and enables you to think better and concentrate longer.
And the beauty of getting it done early in the day? It’s over before the day wears me out, before I get too tired 💤 and before I have an entire day to come up with excuses for avoiding my workout 😝 .
But mainly I am super pumped because last weekend I made a plan for the week. Then…. I stuck to the frigging plan!!!! 🙌 🎉👊
Was it always easy, nope! and if you have been watching my instastories you will have seen evidence of my procrastination 🙈 and I plan to work on that! But today... today I am celebrating the proof that you CAN do ANYTHING you set your mind too.
One year ago today...OMGGG, really making me broody for another baby boy ha! It’s crazy, Pops wasn’t walking, talking or had any teeth here. NOW he runs everywhere, is a full on baby shark and says four/five word sentences...probably because I’ve always constantly narrated to him about every single thing around/what I’m doing that the poor boys trying to learn “YES I KNOW ITS A DUCK & IT GOES QUACK STOP TELLING ME & ITS BASICALLY IRRELEVANT IN NORMAL LIFE TO KNOW”! Sorry Boycie that you’ve been photographed twice in the same outfit, my insta bad! 🐕❤️👶🏼 xxx
Have you ordered your kids’ letters from Santa yet? 🎅🏻 We have received ours yesterday and George couldn’t be more excited about it, he made me read it at least ten times! Olivia didn’t really get the concept but she enjoyed munching on the envelope (mom goals, I know!) 🤷🏻♀️ You can get yours by filling out the form on @post.cyprus
What's this!! Well it's no fancy announcement as we're just back from Sweden and haven't had the time but basically there's a baby in this mummy's tummy!! Due early June 2019 🖤🖤🖤
Been feeling mega crap this time around but judging the extremely obvious boy nubb in the scan photos I'll have to assume it's another boy 😂? Nearly 15 weeks now, addicted to licorice and pancakes xxx
Good morning ☀️ 🌎 ! Morning snuggles are the best. How are your kids👶👧👼 sleeping? ❣️I’m trying to get Isolde to sleep through the night without breastfeeding 🤱her, which is absolutely not needed anymore from a nutritional point of view. This only works if she is not co sleeping with me, and if I have the possibility to outsource her. Otherwise I’m back to breastfeed +20 times a night -> becoming a total wreck😣💃🙅♀️🙇♀️🙈
Доброе утро ☀️ 🌎! Затяжное утро - лучшее утро.
Как твои дети спят? «Я пытаюсь заставить Изольду спать всю ночь без грудного вскармливания - это совершенно не нужно с точки зрения питания. Это работает, только если она не спит со мной, и если у меня есть возможность передать ее на аутсорсинг. В противном случае я вернусь к грудному вскармливанию +20 раз за ночь -> становится полным крахом😣💃🙅♀️🙇♀️🙈
Can’t get enough of these two gorgeous little ladies. 😍
Amara wearing our Ted romper in beige double gauze
It’s cuddle time all the time in our house. Can’t wait to show him these pictures when he is older and thinks he’s too cool to cuddle with his mama. 🤱🏽
IT’S HERE & @shaunt
has me kickin into the pre-weekend like.... Y’all we’re not throwing it back to the 80’s with leg warmers & sweatbands....you’ll swear enough without all that as ShaunT BRINGS IT in just 20 minutes a day!!! I have ladies who have made a lifestyle commitment to themselves and joined the #inspirebeauty
team- I have ladies who AREN’T waiting for the New Year & have gifted themselves the gift of health, fitness, & happiness - & there’s still room for YOU!!! If you’d like to give the sample work out a try fill out the link in my bio or drop a 🎄below ⬇️⬇️
These bows... Perfect to receive the New Year 2019... Can you Believe that!!! 2019???
If you want your meal planning done for you EVERY WEEK for a monthly low cost —> DM me @randaderkson
🍃. I’m putting together a meal planning service and it will be live next week. In the mean time. Here’s how I #mealplan
1️⃣ Every Friday morning I meal plan. Then I order groceries for pick up on Sunday morning.
2️⃣ Every Sunday I wear all the fruits and vegetables.
3️⃣ Then I check my meal plan to see what needs to be cut up and stored for easy cooking and snacks.
4️⃣ At this point I also see if any of my meats can be cooked ahead of time for easy stir fries and salads, I pop whatever it is in the oven. 🤷♀️...and that’s how I meal prep. The fanciest I get is making a homemade salad dressing and storing it in a mason jar all week. #eatinghealthydoesnthavetobehard
❅ I’m going to wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast. ❅
🙌This week's video tip: vary your shots. Get wide Shots, medium shots, and tight shots. But remember to 👣move your feet 👣instead of pinching to zoom in. Zooming in degrades the video quality.
Try it out, post a video, and tag #revelandspark
to show off your work!!
Have you seen the good in yourself and all what you do.
It’s so darn hard to say the words to yourself that your a good mother. It’s your now chance to say it. ..Say it!
loud and proud.
The guilt, isolation the frustration, the idea of failing. Feeling like you haven’t been the mother you wanted to be. ✨
Let go of any fears and negative thoughts.
Your a good mother you’re resilient, loving and caring. 💪
“We all worry and beat ourselves up over not being good enough”.
"Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them." - Oscar Wilde —––——————————————————
"A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to." - Robert Brault
“A baby is a dancing joy of life.” – Debasish Mridha
35. “To raise a child, it sometimes takes a village…but sometimes that village should shut up and mind their own business.” — Susan McLean, blogger
I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.” — Reese Witherspoon
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.— HAROLD HULBERT
"All the sleepless nights make it worth the effort when you are rewarded with a baby’s adorable smile" - Unknown
"You can outgrow a mother’s lap, but never her heart - Unknown"
“If I am thinking correctly a new baby is probably the grandest gift that could ever be.”
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” ———————————
There’s a child in us all. —Walt Disney
"The soul is healed by being with children." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Precious one, so small, so sweet. Dancing in on angel’s feet. Straight from heaven’s brightest star. What a miracle you truly are.” — Unknown