When I stopped hiding behind a deep part and a bale of straw for face curtains I knew I had something to share! New hair, new found confidence, oh and a free Cadillac. Three things I was not expecting in 8 months of jumping on this shampoo train. I was not looking for this gig.. in fact like most sane people I was scared to death of adding one more thing to my plate. Busy mom with a house full of daycare kids and a wedding photography business to boot. I didn’t think I had even five extra minutes to throw at my hair care routine let alone start another business on top of it all. But I did. To my surprise it fit effortlessly into my life! Talking about my hair growth came up naturally in conversation because people could SEE that I wasn’t balding anymore 🤣. Let’s be real. It was baddddd. I couldn’t believe how on fire I was to share it with everyone I knew it could help. I have to admit I feel a little gangster driving this car .. is it really mine!? 🤣 I feel a little overwhelmed by the response to my hair testimony over the last year. It’s helped so many women take the plunge and to their surprise it works y’all! I wouldn’t lead you astray! So here I am just putting that little one year anniversary mark on something I didn’t think was possible. Earning the free car that everyone thinks is like a yeti sighting in a national park. It’s not fake news. It REALLY happens to real people!
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With all the hatred, unrest & upheaval in our world that can seem so overwhelming at times .... it helps to just take a moment and open our eyes to the beauty, grace & kindness that really are all around us. God is good ❤️ Have a fantastic Monday!
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” -John 6:68
Why do we struggle to go faithfully where the Lord calls? For me I needed to be reminded that nowhere I could possibly go would be better than with Jesus. Jump head first into the will of God. Even if you bump your head, it will be better than the alternative.
^That is what I shared it my wellness group this morning. Then I “bumped my head.” 😅 Isn’t that how it always goes? God gives you a good word from His Word, and then He gives you an opportunity.
This is my third year to homeschool, and every year during the second week, I feel so overwhelmingly defeated that it always, even though I know it’s coming, feels like the final straw. And even though I know what God is calling me into, and that his ways are so much more rewarding than my own, I want to quit.
Part of what is so frustrating is having all the momentum and excitement of just getting started and being forced into a break.
So, I am looking back on this moment from the weekend where my sweet little guy chose to give me a hug despite all the sweat from leg day and reaching out to all my support people for prayer and trying not to make any rash, non-God-honoring decisions.
Ultimately I know that this is not about my plans or my comfort, but some days are really uncomfortable, and this is where I have to work hard to remember that these are the moments where God gets the glory. I can’t, but He can!
The worst part of parenting is folding and refolding little clothes because their drawers are always a mess 🤦♀️
🍪 Motherhood is ... being a tiny person’s snack bitch 🍪
Habt ihr schon mal eine junge Möwe mit ihren Eltern beobachtet? Ich habe das bewusst zum ersten Mal in diesem Urlaub getan. Mama (oder Papa?!) kommt also mit Futter und füttert den Nachwuchs mit dem was sie so vorbereitet hat. Aber dann geht die Show erst richtig los. Die kleine Möwe schreit nämlich lautstark nach mehr. Also geht das erwachsene Tier nochmal in sich und holt die letzten Reserven raus. Das reicht dem Jungtier aber immer noch nicht. Die Mutter (oder der Vater) wird langsam ungeduldig und läuft ein Stück weg. Die kleine Möwe tippelt protestierend hinterher. Das Elterntier ist nun sichtlich entnervt und läuft weiter weg. Das Kleine wieder hinterher. Braaa braaa braaa. Die große Möwe schaut sich um und sieht, dass ihr alle zuschauen, weil ihr Junges solch ein Theater veranstaltet. Da wird es ihr zu dumm und sie fliegt einfach weg. Das Kleine steht bedröppelt da und versteht überhaupt nicht, warum es nicht noch wenigstens einen klitzekleinen Nachtisch bekommen hat. 🐟🍦🍪🍼🥨🥒🍟
Kommt euch bekannt vor? Mir auch (bis auf das mit dem wegfliegen können ...). 🍪
Aber auch die Erkenntnis, dass ich offensichtlich zwei kleine Möwenkinder in mein Nest gelegt bekommen habe, ist ja eine gute. Ich versuche mich einfach darauf einzulassen und zu akzeptieren, dass Nummer 2 & 3 es selten schaffen, sich während der angesetzten Mahlzeiten satt zu essen. 🤷♀️#nütztjaehnix
Ganz im Sinne von #ruhigblutmuddi
atme ich dann einfach ein und wieder aus. 🧘♀️
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happy half birthday to our HAVENATOR! i just can’t wrap my mind around the fact that she’s been with us already for 6 months! Time. Is. Flying. She’s so different than her siblings were at 6 months. She doesn’t roll, doesn’t sit up, doesn’t sleep through the night, doesn’t have teeth & is itty bitty 😂 I’m just fine with that though, it keeps her my baby for a while longer. 💗 we love her so SO much. #watchhavenameliagrow
Today begins week 6 of my fitness program and I’m super proud of myself for sticking with it consistently for so long!
I owe this to the accountability of my #fitfriends4liife
I have a ton of people always ready to cheer me on for pushing play or for making healthy choices in my daily life!
To them I want to say THANK YOU! You are my motivation and strength to get through this journey! I’m so happy to be running along side you all!
Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) we finished our first year homeschooling with my first daughter. It was amazing experience. It wasn’t easy to be honest, but we didn’t regret it alhamdulillah.
We had a lot of things going on in our first year homeschooling alhamdulillah. Pregnancy; Had to go to school since my second and my third daughters were in public school (kindergarten and preK); NICU life; c-section (apparently it healed longer than vaginal birth); and moved to another state. Pheww... can’t believe we survived from all of them alhamdulillah.
So... what did I learn from this first year?
Patience, patience, and more patience...
It’s ok to slow down...
Let them learn at their own pace...
Stop doubting myself... Enjoy every adventures...
When in doubt, I try to remind myself and my husband also reminds me why we chose to homeschool in the first place... Those are what I can think of right now. Like I mentioned earlier, my husband and I didn’t regret our decision of homeschooling. I love what I do, lil Miss. K loves homeschooling, and my husband supports us. And guess what? Lil Miss. H wanted to join us! Can’t wait for the next homeschool year! —————— On the picture: play and learn with Arabic letter connector. Prepare Arabic letters water bin. Ask the kid to take the letters using a tweezer. Then, connect the letters!
When life feels blurry adjust your focus. 📸 -Anonymous ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While these squares depict life at a stand still, what really happens in the moments between each square is reality and often times a blur. Between these little squares is a momma brain that is shifting gears between launching a business, potty training TWINS (read cleaning, pee and poop all day long from a variety of places 2x 😫 and hanging out in the bathroom), answering a 4 year olds 4557890119 questions, cooking 3 meals a day for 6 people, nursing a baby, still changing diapers, packing lunch for school, fitting in self-care (yoga), dishes - the endless pile of dishes, paired with the endless loads of laundry to wash, or to dry, or to fold, or to be put away. Did I mention I have two toddlers and a teething baby in this mix too? Last week flew by in a blur and I really struggled to feel focused as we adjusted to a new schedule, I was trying to manage my own deadlines and I tried to find time to do activities that are important to me with the kids (see my last few posts on India day activities). The reality is I got a lot done! But the house was a mess, I was cranky and I felt unproductive, despite all that I did. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lesson learned: Make a conscious (mental) list of what you want to get done. It can be one thing. Set those small goals, meet them, really feel that accomplishment. To be focused, you have to feel focused. And sometimes to feel focused you have to adjust your focus. All I saw was the messy house, the mental drain and what was not done. After I was reminded by a few wonderful souls what all I did do (I've even kept up with my morning yoga!), I took some time to refocus and really see that all is well. Life is good. And sometimes, just sometimes, these little squares make us feel a bit out of focus. It was me. I just had to refocus, stay focused and most of all feel focused. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Oh, and did I mention I'm solo parenting for the next three days? Tune into my stories to see what my days are like managing 4 under 5 by myself. It's been a crazy morning already!
Send me all the positive vibes guys... I'll need it!!! And don't forget to smile when you refocus!😁
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💛 Alleine mit meinen Vier nach Griechenland? ✈️ Tja, vor der nächsten Geburtstagsparty hab ich mehr Angst... Wieso, warum und weshalb ich so relaxt bin, verrate ich am Blog 💛 Schaut rüber und lest nach. Wie ist das bei euch? Sind eure Ferien schon vorbei? KissKiss und #nightynight #unterwegsmitkindern #reisenmitkindern
When my day looks like: .
• clean kitchen🍽
• do 5 loads laundry👚
• sort old school supplies📑
• shop for new supplies📚
• clean bathrooms🛁🚽
• clean bedrooms🛏
• make meals 🍝
• clean up kitchen again.....
You get the point! 😜
What I wear!?
• stretchy leggings
• comfy shirt
• quick ponytail • no make up 🤷🏻♀️ .
No matter what I wear my kids still love me. 💕 And being a mom is my MOST important job! I love that I can be in my “momiform” do all my mom work and still work from home. .
#momiform #iworkfromhome #momof4 #cleaningandorganizing
Only 4 hours of sleep 😴
Teething, cranky babies 👶🏻 Potty training my toddler 🚽
And by 7 am I’d already changed an abnormal amount of diapers & cleaned up a few accidents 🙈
I told myself all the excuses of why I could skip my workout today
I deserved to lay around & do nothing.
Then I see all my kick ass mamas posting in our group.
Talking about how they pushed through their workouts.
How they finally did a push up or didn’t take a break during that hard core cardio interval.
How AMAZING they feel after that workout and are ready to face the day ahead 💪😆 Then I think to myself what kind of coach would I be if all the things I tell my girls
I didn’t do myself?! So I pressed play & got it done!
Coaching has brought so many wonderful ladies into my life & kept me committed to myself & them.
Best decision I ever made!
If you wanna know more about coaching, pop into my info group Wednesday & listen in. No commitments, just be a fly on the wall!
Comment below or send me a message so we can chat 😊
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Isn't it awesome? 😊💓
I felt good going into this ladder workout .. power cleans/cleans have been my jam lately .. snatches are different story😜🤪 My little sidekick was cheering me on while crushing all of her oatmeal into the mats 😕🏋️♀️ I included a pic of the breakfast she made me this am. Pretty sure my extra weight is coming from the plastic food She’s been feeding me😁
I’m celebrating today as well, all my mammogram and ultra sounds came back clear -
Today, I’m winning 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼👍🏼 #thinblueline #hyperfitusa #doingthework #neverquit #momof4 #masters
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Friend code is 2689507. If you use my friend code we appreciate it so much! And I'll give away a pokemon card code for each person who uses it! <3 as my way to say thank you. Helps my kids and I a lot!
Oncology visit for me this morning and all looks well! Blood tests all looked great, no worrisome lumps or bumps, and no concerns from me. I thought I might have some anxiety going back into that office, but I was really ok - just so thankful to be past the battle and full of lots and lots of empathy for the folks in the waiting room for the chemo suite 💜
New School Year and everyone is in a uniform! I cannot believe that I’m a mom of a junior high student and my youngest is in uniform. What?! 😮 Heart be still. I still feel like I’m 25😆😂. Summer vacation always feels like a blink of an eye 😆doesn’t it🤷🏼♀️? Jumping back into the routine is definitely an adjustment but am looking forward in having some structure again 🤪🤓 who’s with me 🙋♀️? Hope everyone has a great school year! #blessed #momof4 #firstdayofschool #summmerisover #backtoschool #firstcoffee
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Beautiful sunrise today!
Chloe captured this sunrise as I was driving her to school this morning. Sometimes my favorite moments are the car rides to school. If you have teens, you know it’s rare for them to want to discuss anything. I have found our time , just the 2 of us, in the car is special. I have learned through the years...... the time goes by fast, live in their world for a minute, listen to their music, let them talk, just listen, soak it all up....... it won’t last. Beautiful moments.....
It 's good to be reminded that our thoughts matter. To realize that not only are we effected by what we think, but those around us are too. It is important to take time to think about those things that are good, that make you happy, that you are blessed by or grateful for. Let your light shine today!