Apparently I’m late to the game on this one. Who knew there was such a thing as Almond Reddi Whip?! No, it’s not@organic
or “al-natural”, but after spending the night crying with my little one year old from 1am till 5:30 am (no joke y’all, he was up ALL. NIGHT.), I wanted to feed my sanity with some sugary deliciousness on top of my already delicious @birchbenders
Paleo GF waffle + Manuka honey. Cheers to the idea of a Saturday nap and the breakfast of any 7 year-old’s dreams. #mommingishard
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Being a mom teaches me humility just about every day, but today’s dose was extra special. Between one kid peeing on the floor at the store and the other kid refusing to eat anything that isn’t pepperoni, blueberries, pizza or chocolate, I am reminding myself that no one can force another human being to eat or pee or sleep at will. Sometimes it feels like we’re supposed to have complete control over our kids, that if we only follow some particular advice, we will succeed in perfecting our children to a socially acceptable degree, and that is utter nonsense. We can only do our best and act with compassion. Compassion for our kids and for ourselves. I hope that I remember these moments forever because this parenting gig really is intense and it’s easy to forget that when you’re not in the middle of it. #threeisnotmyfavoriteage
Are you scared to mess it up?
I know I was.
Most nights with my first baby sleep was attrocious but I kept thinking he'd outgrow it and I wasn't willing to put the effort into making changes if it only "might" improve, or - eep - make it worse.
I just wanted to give my baby the best of everything... but didn't know how to give him sweet, simple sleep.
I was overwhelmed and just wanted someone to tell me what to do...
Any of this sound familiar?
Here's what I now know that I wish I knew then:
Every baby, every child, can be a good sleeper. If you work out, you will get stronger. If you work on sleep, it will get better. Both require effort but anyone can do it.
Parenting is part natural and part learned. Instinct only gets you so far. Instinct led me down the road to sleepless nights and my rational side gave me the balance I'd been looking for all along.
Balance is what family life is all about. And a balance of love, nutrition, and sleep is what Sweet Sleep helps families find.
Let’s talk about last night. I was asked to speak on a business opportunity call and before you scroll on by...know this. It takes a certain quality person to break the mold of an everyday job or the for the #sahm
to say, you know what, I want to contribute financially to this household. So here me when I say this...today, the path to financial freedom has never been more accessible. Network marketing jobs are taking innovative people to a new level of success, and you could be next. I know that sounds so cliche but it’s the #honesttruth
Last night I was asked to speak on financial illness. That may sound like a strange way to put it so what do I mean by that? Nearly 80% of American workers, including 10% of those who make more than $100,000 a year live paycheck-to-paycheck. When it comes to how we as Americans are handling our finances, the numbers are concerning. For example, the stats aren't good on saving for retirement or saving an emergency. 😳
In fact, 2/3 of Americans would struggle to scrounge up $1000 in an emergency. Including many families who make more than $100K. And the numbers are just as bad when looking at credit card debt and student loans. 😥
Among adults who have combined finances in current or previous relationships, 40% fess up to committing financial infidelity. There are so many marriages struggling or failing due to MONEY! 😭
About 77 million Americans, or 35% of adults with a credit report, have debt in collections reported on their credit report. These borrowers owe an average of $5178. 😱
Just 46% of Americans have a rainy day fund. A healthy emergency fund is key to weathering financial downturns, such as job loss, and funding unexpected expenses, such as health care bills. I’m sure you’re familiar with this too. 😏
Nearly 1/3 of Americans pay the minimum due on their credit cards each month. 😬
LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:
Our partner’s love is important, but shouldn’t define our happiness. It should supplement it. 💙
Do something for yourself today, mama 😘
After dance class, homework, extra help math and reading comprehension worksheets, memorizing multiplication facts she STILL wants to READ HER BOOK.
Daughter after my own heart ♥️ #ilovebooks #getlostinabook
Raise your hand if you agree with this caption! 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️💯☕️☕️
I thought I was having a rough morning when E woke up at 5 and didn’t fall back asleep. On my way to work I saw a women with four (!!) kids on the bus. I asked her about their ages and they were two sets of twins ages 7 and 1.
She was so kind and smiled during our conversation and said she wakes up at 5:30 to get everyone ready. If I were in her shoes I probably would punch anyone that tried to talk to me! It crossed my mind this is what she does everyday to take the older kids to school and I was so in awe of her I couldn’t speak in complete sentences then awkwardly shuffled off the bus. 😳 I hope I’ll bump into her again and let her know she’s a real life superhero!
#momgoals #supermoms #nycmoms #mommingishard
MOMMYHOOD!! So many decisions, so much love, so much exhaustion, so many rewards! This morning I was supposed to be volunteering in my oldest daughter's christmas party🎄We both were looking forward to it💟 My little had a fever last night and was miserable. She woke up with no fever so I wrestled with still going to the party and sending her to the sitter😬
Ultimately, my mommy gut said stay❤! So while my oldest was upset that I wouldn't be there, I'm snuggling with my little who needs me most!
It’s transformation time 🎉
Meet Alaina “The past 6 weeks have been intense. I think many of us can agree on that in our personal lives- not even talking about fitness.
THIS program, THIS group, and Shaun (+ the cast) were so needed in this chapter of my life. No doubt in my mind this was meant to be! This program is EVERYTHING! Can’t wait to do it again.
Down 2.2 pounds and 5.5 inches..... but I didn’t need this program for the numbers. I needed this for my mind. “Conquer your mind, transform your life.” So true. Thank you all for being such an amazing group the last 6 weeks!!!!!!!” Like this pic & I’ll send you a FREE workout to try AND get you added into my Snoop Group on Facebook to find out all of the deets 💚
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Today has been a day. It started off decent enough, and then I got out of bed. .
Our 5 yr old has had a major attitude today, the kind of attitude that terrifies me for the teen years to come. She whined all through Target, and then she proceeded to scream and throw the fit of all fits the whole.way.home. I was at the end of my rope and went into the bathroom and locked the door for a minute. She continued her fit, so I told her to go sit in time out and we’ll talk in a minute. She didn’t. So out of pent up frustration I let out a loud, blood-curdling scream. She went running into her room crying, and then I started crying. I collected myself after a bit and put her on my lap and apologized for scaring her and being loud. She was already over it, but we had a good hug. .
Fast forward two hours and we’re sitting in the E.R because the 2 yr old decided to shove a pink bead up her nose, and I couldn’t get it out myself. We hadn’t had lunch yet so everyone was starving, the E.R was crazy busy so it took forever. And mom confession time: she put it in her nose while i was trying to do my hair real quick before lunch. She had been in the bathroom with me and then took off for 30 seconds. 😣🤷🏼♀️ .
So. Today has sucked. I keep feeling like a failure as a mom, I keep feeling like I just can’t today. But, I know that God’s grace is enough and I (and my kids) will survive today. Today’s unfortunate events don’t define me as a mother; I’m not a bad mom because things didn’t go well. When you’re having a bad day it’s more important than ever to drown out the lies you start to tell yourself, like: “you’re not good enough,” “you’re a bad mom,” “it’s all your fault,” “you’re selfish for trying to do your hair and selfish for wanting a break.” They’re all lies, every one of them. .
My name is Emi and I’m a mom having a bad day. And that’s okay. 💚
I started boiling him vegetables for his lunch when he woke up. He started to wake up, so I went for him. He snuggled me and went back to sleep. ❤❤❤
Can you burn boiling veggies? I don't want to move him. 😭😭😭 There will probably be a fire before I move this sweet child of mine.
#mommingishard #magnusthegreat #babylove
Before you say “no” make sure you know what you’re saying no to. If I reach out to you about this business it’s OK to say no, most people do at first glance... That is, until they take the time to find out what they are saying “no” to.
There are a lot of "what ifs" anytime you try something new...I had SO many. What if I fail? What if people think I'm crazy? What if it becomes too hard with young kids?
But I decided ... what if I did it anyway? What if I made lifelong friends while making an income and having fun? What if I could pay bills, travel more, learn more and LIVE more? What if I took a chance on myself? Simply by saying yes, our lives are literally changing every single day.
My life might look the same, yet it is SO different than it once was. It has been enriched with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. It has been freed to do things on my terms and my schedule. It has changed the direction of my health and that of my family. This is where true wealth lies.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can bring less stress, more time together, more adventures, more memories, more stability, and a chance to experience this life to its fullest.
There is a big world out there and it’s right at your fingertips. All you have to do is work hard, think big and go after your dreams.
The only question is, will you?
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I had a clumsy moment and spilled my cup of smoothie in the kitchen. Judah happened to be standing on a stool nearby drinking his own smoothie and as I started to clean up the mess, he began commenting. “That’s a big mess mom. That’s a big big mess.., doin’ good mom... missed a spot right there mom? See?” 🙄😂🤣 as annoying as it was to clean up with a commentary, I love his little personality. He even said “mom, sometimes I’m clumsy too” (I’ve been trying to teach him about being clumsy, he gets “hurt” about 20 times a day just because he’s not being careful). Lately my patience has been paper thin, and I lose my temper very quickly 😥 but by the *grace of God* I didn’t lose it while cleaning up this mess (probably mostly because it was my fault to being with 😅), and because of that, I had a chance to have a sweet little conversation with my son. It was nothing theological or earth shattering. Just one of the many bricks being laid in the foundation of his little personality.
#momlife #mommingishard #toddlers #toddler #momsoftoddlers #3yearold
Stay home day for this goofy girl. She’s had a nasty cough for several days but no fever. We finally took her in yesterday & guess what?! Ear infection. One for Row & one for Kai. Can I just tell you what a trooper this girl is though?! You’d never know she is sick until you hear her yucky cough. ‘Tis the season. 🤷🏻♀️
This calendar was a gift I received last night and it may just be a calendar to you but it means so much more to me. This sweet girl joined my business recently and our friendship has just continued to grow. The TRUE GIFT of arbonne is the people that you get to meet. The friendships you get to build. @myriahelizabethhunter
, I’m so grateful god brought us into each other’s lives. And thank you so much for this. This WILL be the BEST YEAR ever! 🌟
#seasonforgiving #arbonne #bestyearyet #2019goals
My WHY🍭🍭 One day after leaving the hospital after having Liam, Bill had to go back to work... WHAT?! I was a mess, now a new mom of two- and doing it alone?
That time coming home as a family of four was stolen from us by the military. Just chalk it up to another sacrifice made by our amazing military members. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I told myself, after b was out.. this will never happen again. And it didn’t. Mostly because my baby train is parked and closed for business 😂😂. But you know what? We still are being stripped of things. Of time, oh lord the timmmmmmmeeeaaahhh
I know I’m not the only one YALL. I just know. Do you feel this way too? DM me. Let’s vent hunnayyy. Take a leap of faith, I found the time- you can too!
#fillyourcup #chooseyou #momonamission #happyhealthyhumble #youcandohardthings #letsbereal #momtruth
Is it just me or do you have a favorite mug?
I seem to have a top 3 that are in my heavy rotation, including this one, which says “you look lovely today,” because #selflove
What about you - what does your go-to mug look like?
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Dinner is Served!
Tuna Steak + Brussels Sprouts + Sweet Potatoes 😋
In my experience, the key to healthy eating is Meal Prepping! But trust me, i learn from my own struggles every week. Do you struggle with healthy eating or meal prep?
I had a pretty crazy day today.
It started with a quiet morning at home and actually drinking my coffee hot! 🥳
Then some time with the best glam squad in the biz and 2 of my best gals having the craziest, best, unreal time and being completely unmomlike! More on that next week 😜
Then home to box up 450 sugar cookies before school pick up 🤯
And finally back to momming and went with my boys to pick out our 🎄
It’s and understatement to say it was a whirlwind of activity and emotions but oh so much fun and oh so worth it!💙
Stop saying you can’t. You CAN! You just choose not to. 🤷🏼♀️ Y’all, it’s rough over here. Kids are sickos, whining, needy, germy, tired...and frankly, so am I. 😂
But working out for me is my me time. I take better care of them when I’m taking care of me. I know that from my own personal experience. 🙌
So yes, I set the kids down to relax, and I got in my 20 minute workout. You heard me, 20 minutes!! Exercise doesn’t have to, and should not be, something that takes all day. 🤸♀️ But for me, is also how I make an income for my family, so my not showing up isn’t serving me OR you. That’s WHY I show up here everyday. To show you that it IS possible, and it IS worth it. 🏆
If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way...if it’s not, you’ll find an excuse. #truthhurts
If you wanna try the same 20 minute workout I did today, message me. I can send you the link. 📲 *swipe to see more snuggles* 👉
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Moms, have you ever felt completely and utterly defeated?? Well, today is one of those days for me. From locking myself out of the house, to driving 40 minutes to pick up extra keys to forgetting the baby’s bottle and forgetting his blanket. I’m a mess today. But things have to start looking up right?!?😣😩 #mommingishard #mommingainteasy #tiredmommy #momlife #mommymoments #momproblems
This picture sums up how I've been feeling lately. Loved and so in love with my children. I cant get enough of them. Also the weight of everyone's needs that I feel like they are climbing me like a jungle gym. (And clearly my kids climb me like a jungle gym literally). Daycare comes with needs. My kids need things. My husband needs things. My friends needs things. My family needs things. You know who's needs are at the bottom of that list? Mine. I even put pressure on myself to get everything done before I can relax and so something for me. Why do we do this? Arent we deserving of some things to ourselves? Constantly putting others needs above our own. My goal today is to do one thing for myself. I'm not sure when I'll fit it in but I owe it to myself and family. You cant pour from an empty cup. I dont know about you but I want my cup to runneth over. Take care of yourself. You deserve every single moment of self care you can manage. Dont guilt yourself into thinking you dont. Moms work super hard. Take that time to recharge and reboot for you and the ones you love. Shout out to all the moms kicking ass today! I challenge you to do one act of self care today. Post pic below👇
If you’re a parent, you know exactly what’s going down at my house by glancing at these pics. It’s times like these that give the most perspective. Maybe it’s the bleach fumes, but I’m sincerely & utterly blessed to have the opportunity to be a wife & mother. I’m even more grateful for my husband who works so hard and enables me to homeschool & to be with these weirdos, even when they’re having projectile problems. There are MANY days when I’m frustrated beyond belief (being a SAHHSM is hard!), but on days like this, & nights like last night, I’m just content & grateful for the huge gifts from GOD that are sometimes revealed in the oddest of ways!
#sahm #parenting #blessed #homeschoolife #gratitude #thankful #kids #mommingishard #grateful
My knees. They hurt so bad most of the time. But there are certain times when they REALLY hurt. And they have been REALLY hurting the last few days.
I don’t have an official diagnosis, but I’m pretty sure I have runners knee in both of my knees. These braces make the pain bearable long enough to workout. But I need more!
Does anybody have any suggestions? Stretches? Supplements?
When you’re moms favorite (aka the only kid that hasnt given her a headache this week), you send the big kids off to school and go get donuts and juice! 🎉
It’s transformation timeeeee
Here's her story: "Standing taller, prouder and more confident! I am humbled to be here. Still have *pinch me* moments every single day! -8.4 lbs -11 inches
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Christmas music playing and Christmas Spirit and Orange in the diffuser.
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So I didn't workout today. But this weekend was pretty great. 😉😎 So here are some pictures from my last two workouts & a few from the rest of my weekend.
I tried posting yesterday evening while I was stuck in the car, but my phone wouldn't let me. So here you go.
Friday's Workout: HIIT Legs
Saturday's Workout: Max Cardio
Sunday's Workout: Getting up. Showering and getting dressed. Proceeding to function as a responsible human being.
Today's Workout: Unpacking. Cleaning. Blowing my nose non stop. Parenting.
I'm grateful for hotel gyms. Free coffee in hotel lobbies. And the nice and friendly staff at those said hotels who helped to check me in.
I'm also grateful for an awesome, stressful, long, but not long enough, too fast of a weekend.
And I'm really super freaking grateful for family, and for friends, for laughs and dancing and love - all things this weekend gave me.
Here are some things I know for sure:
I don't miss the cold of the north.
I absolutely do NOT miss the snow. Like AT ALL.
I have some pretty great people in my life that I get to call my family.
I also know some really awesome people that I get to call my friends, and I don't see them nearly enough.
I can't curl my own hair.
I love to dance. I really love to dance. So much that I can't keep my shoes on my feet.
I am addicted to flossing. (The dental kind.)
I can't drink like I used to, but every now and then I will still try. 🤷
I enjoy cheesecake. And pizza.
I talk loud.
I love my husband.
And life, it's good.
Thought for today:✌️
#last90days #wannabefitchick #thisis30something #thatfitlife #jerseygirl #greeneyedlady #crazylady #crazyfitmom #imahotmess #momlifeyo #sahmlife #girlmomma #mommingishard #disneytattoos #disneymomlife #addictedtodisney #musicistherapy #doitforyou #justworkout #workingonme #thinkhappythoughts #upgradeyourmind #mindsetshifting #findyourhigherpower #gratefulfortoday #followthesigns #trustandbelieve #justbreathe #thatcrazyfitlife #mycrazyfitfun
Important things to do at 1:00 O'clock in zee morning!
I’m not like other girls🥶