R?D9M1 BLTs w/Primal Kitchens Avocado Mayo
Not your typical breakfast but I forgot to get eggs 😝
Hit the spot anyways 👍
Days 9 and 10 are always the hardest. I've been having cravings the last couple of days, too. Yesterday I wanted a big glass of cold milk of all things 🤷♀️
My kitchen helper today❤️ Apple cinnamon bites-super easy!! 1 bag of pitted dates
2 apples, sliced and dried
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp cinnamon
Put everything in a blender until mixed. Then roll and eat! Yum!!
My little princess is growing so fast, she will be 5 years old in 5 days lol. The one that keeps me on my toes and running around everywhere
Who do you go to when you need someone to listen? Our furry family members are often the ones who hear our innermost secrets because they have mastered the art of listening.
But seriously, what does it mean to listen? To our spouses, our friends, our kids? I mean REALLY LISTEN.
How are they communicating with us? Are they crying? Are they laughing (awkwardly?)? Smiling? Pouting? Trying to use their words but just can’t get it out?
Listening is a skill I have really worked on over the past few years. I think I’m growing in this area but am often reflecting on what specifically is it that defines someone as a good listener. I was working with a group of teens in a leadership class setting and teaching them about “active listening” skills and what that looks like. We did some role playing around having someone tell them a story and how they can show support. We discussed body language and eye contact and the most important thing — keeping it about THEM and not us!
The number one thing I see adults, kids and teens do (& often myself but I try to be really conscious of it) when they have someone come to them with a story is turn it around and start telling their own story. Think about it. You see it (& maybe experience it) all the time. Someone vents or shares a moment and other people comment back with a story about themselves, something they struggle with.
And while there is tremendous value in sharing OUR stories and struggles with those around us, I hope we can remember to give others that moment, THEIR moment to tell THEIR story without us flipping it around and being about us. If we are thinking about what WE are going to say next, then we aren’t listening to what they are saying now.
Active listening is a skill and an important one our children can only learn if we model it to them. So what is it and how can we use it show support to those who reach out to us?
Click the link in bio👆🏻to get the 4 steps you can take to be a better listener.
Because, in the end, isn’t that what we all want?
To be heard. To feel cared for. To matter.
I feel like I go non stop without a break. Single mom of 4 kids, school, extra activities, house to clean, I go to school, run a business, the list goes on. Throw in suffering with severe migraines, stress of everyday life and well I should be a wreck. BUT Thrive helps me. Not just with weight loss, but gives me energy to get through the days, I feel good even when I've been up all night with a migraine. I have the energy to keep going and it's thanks to thrive!
I have some 3 day sample packs! If interested in giving it a try, send me a pm and I'll give you more info! ❤ #thrive #ihaveenergy #momof4 #migrainessuck
Transformation Tuesday!!! Shout out to @candace0123
who has lost almost 30 lbs following our mindset / nutrition course !!! She has been incorporating some of our workouts as well but they are not required and truly just considered extra credit!! Crazy right ?!? With our Mindset/ Nutrition course we follow 4 simple principles that lead you to food freedom & weight loss success! You can still enjoy life but are better equipped with how to handle holidays, parties, vacations and everyday life!! I was able to meet this lovely mama in person for the first time a few days ago!!! I WAS shy, I WAS quiet, I NEVER thought I could meet random people and help them achieve their goals, BUT I changed that story & it changed my life!!! I’m still an Introvert, but I’m so thankful everyday that I chose to step outside my comfort zone regards!! Reach out, I’m here to help! 😘
Update on Life:
Baby Girl is 12 days old today.. and although she’s baby #4
it doesn’t mean I’m any sort of pro at this point lol.. Last night was ruff, woof😴😔 Baby girl was fussy.. gassy.. and wide awake 😳
Roman and I got maybe 3 hours of sleep and I had to drop him off at the airport✈️ .. he’s on his way to SD, to our other house we rent out.. there are a million things to fix so we decided the best option would be for him to fly out and fix them.. #landlordlife
has not been easy but hopefully this will fix most of the issues we’ve faced. .
Lex goes back to school tomorrow, after being out for 7 weeks😳😲 All because of Hurricane Florence and the damage it caused our county😕 But he’s pretty excited to get back to school to see all his friends☺️😌 and Teacher! .
I’ve also been healing well, after my C-Section.. the pain has finally gone down, but the swelling is still there.. I’m off the pain killers, but still taking ibuprofen for the inflammation. I’m walking, staying active, but won’t be cleared to workout for another month.. I’ve been trying to take it easy, and take it day by day for a full recovery.. Patience is definitely key😌
On a positive note, I’m so thankful for my older kiddos who are so helpful when Mom needs a diaper, wipes, a binky or anything else.. without hesitation.. they jump right in and want to help out! 🙏🏼 .
Baby girl is napping right now.. and as they say, nap when they nap😏 sounds pretty good right about now #goodnightworld
Just a girl and her dog spending time together this morning! ❤️
On your marks....I always feel like I’m in a race against myself every day. Can I be better than yesterday? Can I do more? Can I be more? Can I grow more? The answer is always yes. Are you in your own race?
We get a little personal as I bring you into our marriage. Want to know the lies I tell my husband...? Click the link in bio 🤫
I've been asked, " what do you put on your lips during winter" ?
Not just winter lovelies but all year round I use R + F Renewing Lip Serum 💋💋 I may go overboard a bit and use a full capsule morning and night but it's instant heaven on your lips 🙌 no more dry cracked lips and instantly plumps then up. After rolling I make sure to put it just above my lip line to help all those little lines from appearing. I use it as lip gloss as well because my lips seem to have a reaction from most lipsticks and chap up within minutes when applying lipstick 👎 which is such a bummer because I loooove 💄
And yes I most definitely combine natural + medical grade skincare lines.
Wake Up & Glow + Rodan and Fields = Powerful Anti-aging Duo! First thing in the morning photo #nofilter
after using R + F Soothe, Wake Up & Tone, Rose Gold Glowing Bar, Wake Up & Glow, R + F Lip Serum.
The first born and the youngest child! My rule-maker and my little rule-breaker. He’s the exception to her “no boys allowed” and she’s the only one that he will share his treats with. It’s a secret alliance that I would put money on, will withstand the test of time! #sistersandbrothers
Postive quote of the day: no one is you and that is your power . ,#morning
15 Dias após o #parto
, a barriga um pouco flácida, 🐼esse é o único peso que posso carregar e sem academia por enquanto mas muita #gratidao #vida #Theo
Does this bag make my belly look big????? 😂😂😂
Oil change and perfect time to nap! Only had to walk around for 15 minutes 😂
Dylan has just in the last couple of days started to suck his thumb to sooth himself. I’ve never had a thumb sucker before💁🏼♀️ I think it’s cute ❤️ .
Busy day ahead! Give blood, pick up school transcripts, Walmart and chiropractor and then pack 7 days worth of clothes for the family 😳.
Packers come tomorrow eeeeek
Того, о чем я не знаю, не существует!
Много лет назад, я была убеждена, что рожать детей-это очень мучительный процесс. Так есть и есть у всех! И это просто нужно пережить. Справиться! Выдержать! И потом забыть, как страшный сон...
Поддержи лайком мою историю❤️ Так я понимаю, что тебе интересно!
Никогда не посещали меня другие мысли на этот счёт.
Пока однажды все не изменилось. Одна простая фраза перевернула все привычное и знакомое для меня.
"Знаешь, а рожать, на самом деле, не больно... Даже наоборот, приятно!"
Что?😏 Приятно? Что за бред? Это невозможно!
И как обычно бывает, мы никогда не поверим в то, что нам навязывают. Но оброненная невзначай фраза, сеет сомнение в душе.
А может я о чем то не знаю...?🤔
Может чего то нет в моей жизни , просто потому что я не знаю об этом?
Но это так нереально! Это не может быть правдой!
А вдруг? Вдруг возможно!
И я начала искать...
Пиши в комментариях 👇🏻
Fall activity for baby 🎃 🍎
Put in, take out, and let her explore the textures 💖 #mashaAllah