Hi, my name is Alyssa. And yes, I only wear black 🤦🏼♀️ Jokes aside, Since I've made some new mom friends on here, I thought I'd introduce myself.
My name is Alyssa. I have a 5 month old daughter Eliana, and I'm married to an amazing man named Theron (the 'h' is silent) and we live in Northern California.
I am a professional hair and makeup artist for special events and weddings (check out my business page @hairandmakeupby.alyssa
) and I've worked with companies such as Lulus.com and Girls with Guns, but weddings are where I get most of my business from ❤
I left my hourly 9 to 5 job in September 2017 because I was extremely unhappy and needed a change. I was then able to pursue my hair and makeup career full time. The next month we discovered we were pregnant! More on my pregnancy and birth story on my blog (link in bio). I have a beauty YouTube channel, but I haven't been filming lately.
My latest passion project is my blog, Bravely Momma. It really took its own form over the last 5 months, because I've had anything but an easy TTC/pregnancy/4th trimester. It's a space where I can be real and honest. I've always been open about my struggles as well as the good things happening in my life. I personally heal through words, and it's my hope to help others in some small way.
I'm a huge advocate for mental health, and have struggled with depression and anxiety my whole life. I'm very open about my feelings and struggles, not only for my own mental health but to maybe help someone else who might need an outlet.
I'm a huge fan of self care. I like to find the humor in things, I'm kinda goofy when you get to know me, and I love to laugh. I love wine and bubble baths and food and a good TV show. I loathe small talk but I love having meaningful conversations, even if we just met.
I want to build a community of mom friends who support each other instead of tearing each other down or thinking you're better than the mom next to you. Motherhood can be hard and exhausting, but it's also fulfilling and rewarding. Let's talk about it and support each other.
This kid!! 😍💜
He might struggle to play alone and he’s not the best eater, but for all his struggles he has such wonderful triumphs!
After I’d read him his story and said good night he called his dad and said he wasn’t tired yet so Shaun gave him a story book and told him to read until he felt sleepy and then turn off his light and go to sleep. Not even 10 minutes later lights are out and he’s fast asleep!! How amazing!! What a champ!
A prefect day spent with family💜😻
This little girl is always so happy and I want to keep it that way! I would like to start using more environmentally friendly and safe products that aren’t full of chemicals for my family. I have been browsing Target’s app and the Think Dirty app to try to find the best products to start using for our family. Do any of you have any favorite brands or products from Target that are safe for the whole family to use?
I found 2 cute pumpkins and brought them home with me
The Holiday season is coming... I can't wait to show you everything....
Hi friends I'm so excited to share this collaboration with you all. I'm very passionate about reading to my kids as I'm sure you are as well. It encourages quality time together, as well as engaging babies & young children visually 🤗 Highlights Hello @highlightsforchildren
is a monthly magazine for babies & toddlers with color images, age appropriate stories & fun activities. It is the perfect size for little hands to hold and to fit in a diaper bag or purse. I've received two issues so far and the girls are loving them. I love that it includes fun activities and helps parents teach their kids the joys or reading & supports early language development. (I translate it all in Spanish to my little ones too) got to teach them young. Talk about the PERFECT gift for moms-to-be or moms with a new baby 📚 I'll show more of it in my stories later today. .
#HighlightsHello #BabyBookworm #BabyOfTheWeek #BabiesOfInstagram #ambhighlights #ambcollab
Oh hey there pumpkin!
Do you ever look at your kids and say to yourself. "I have gorgeous kids" ? I mean look at my boy. I know I'm biased, but I'm sure I'm not alone haha!
“Mommy? Mommy? Colors?!” I love when she says my name and asks about what she sees ❤️ & her little lisp ☺️ #myfavoritebaby
I mom so hard 🤣 this has got to be one of the biggest motherhood wins for me! Coffee for mama, movie for the tiny people, and someone shopping and loading my groceries for me 💃🏻
That post bath cuteness 🦄
Mom of the year award right here 🤦🏻♀️
The older kids has their annual physicals today, and I knew they would get flu shots. I warned them yesterday and promised it was just one little poke.
Weeeeell then they said we should do his other pre-K vaccinations too 😱 So, now I’m a liar, per my son 😜
Then we rushed straight to school, shoving food down their faces on the way because we had no time for lunch, and on the way I remembered I was supposed to take a birthday treat to share with friends for Vera’s birthday celebration. I had nothing 😆
Booked it to the grocery store on the way and hauled all the kids out into the rain to grab some cookies real quick.
But we made it in time, with cookies, so I guess that’s all that matters 🍪
And the baby is now napping. Time to relax for mama! And by relax, I mean workout ALONE! 🤣🤣
I’d love to hear one of your mom fails... ya know, so I know I’m not the only one 🤦🏻♀️
This is the definition of “treat yo’ self.” 👌🏼 • Sophia has never been a fan of eating cold popsicles, but we’ve recently discovered @jonnypops
and well... there’s no going back now! She’s hooked. In fact, we all are. Our favorite flavor is “dark chocolate and cream,” but there’s so many more flavors that we’re dying to try. Something cool about these popsicles is that once you eat it, you’ll find a “good deed” printed on each stick so that you can share not just your popsicles, but also kindness. ✨Grab them at your local grocery store!
New video up load. Halloween shopping go check it out link in bio 👉👉👉👉👉 We will also be doing a reveal video of nelnel2010 custom. so make sure you subscribe so you dont miss a beat.
You guys! It’s FINALLY starting to feel like fall around these parts and you all know what that means... BEANIE season! 🍂
I’ve shared before about how much I love and support @loveyourmelon.
They give 50% of all profits towards those who are fighting pediatric cancer. They are now offering a Monthly Melon Club subscription service! For $35.95 a month, you will receive one exclusive LYM product (up to $50 value) that is only available to club members. Shipping is FREE on all US orders. 🙌🏻 #MontlyMelonClub #LoveYourMelon #ad #sponsor #sponsored
I am part of the 1 in 4 women who has lost a child. I’ve had 3 miscarriages, the last one just 2 1/2 months ago, & an abortion 20 years ago.
Please know it’s ok to grieve! It’s part of the healing process. Your child, no matter how far along you were in pregnancy, was a valuable life.
Maybe you haven’t miscarried, but you’ve had an abortion & are struggling with knowing if you’re allowed to grieve. You are! Don’t let guilt or regret convince you can’t grieve your child.
Please click the link in my bio to read a post I wrote a few years ago about grieving unborn children.
#LivelyFaith #LivelyMotherhood #miscarriage #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #postabortive #griefsupport #iam1in4
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Last year at this time we found out we were having a boy when the blue smoke came out of the pumpkin, now yesterday we got to take our pumpkin to get his first pumpkin 🎃
Running home to my boy today! I can’t wait to see him! I’m also going to start working on his costume, anyone else a fan of DIY Halloween costumes? What will your little one be for Halloween this year?
When I got married to my husband people would ask me, "so when are you going to have a baby". My responds, was always NEVER. I really wanted to say hello, I've been married for 2 days and your already asking me about baby. I just keep that to myself though, because I did not want to sound rude. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was young, he was young. I just wanted to enjoy my life with my husband, travel the world, get old and leave this world together. I did not want any children just him, but something changed 4 years ago.
I got pregnant with Josiah. To be honest, I was terrified. I did not know what to do. I thought my life was over but you know what...it wasn't over it was just beginning. Yeah my husband and I haven't traveled the world, we haven't been on many vacations but we're still here so maybe in the future we will. 🏝
My pregnancy taught me a different type of love, having a human grow inside of you bonding with you helps you to see how amazing God is. My sons have taught me how to be patient, humble, and how to be a mother. I have learned so much from them and I am continuing to learn much more.
Being a wife and mother is the only free , but hard working job I have. It's the best job in the world, each day is something new. I am so grateful for my family and I am happy that my life changed for the better.
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#mommydiaries #mommastatus #mommamom #mylife #wifeandmother #mother #happymonday
¿Sabías? (Did you know?) Not only are there 559 million Spanish speakers in the world today (and 45 million speakers in the United States alone!), but Spanish is also the planet’s second most-studied language. No wonder speaking it is such an important and useful skill to have!
Last Friday when we went color hunting with boo-boo in Hope Valley (near Tahoe). I wanted to see the fall colors last year but I was so busy with work and was 34 weeks pregnant already so I couldn’t go. But that made this more special that I am able to share this experience with London bear now. Is anyone else like me and is so excited for Fall so you can dress your kids up in boots and sweaters and beanies? #myGapKidMoment #butReallyTheyAreTarget #waitingonlondon
Photos by Daddy, @hhhuynh
Happy Sunday! ⭐️ ⠀
Hope yours is full of cozying up to the ones you love most. And popcorn. 😉(Or whatever your favorite Sunday afternoon snack is!)