The face you make when you realize it’s only Wednesday. 😫 This has felt like the longest week ever. (anyone else?) I’m running on little to no sleep and it seems that I have a newborn with a slight cold which of course just kills me. 💔 I remember saying this all the time with Anthony but as mothers we should have the ability and the choice to be able to take any sickness from our littles. Lord knows I would do it in a heartbeat. 😔 #isitfridayyet #teamnosleep #mombie #sendhelp
I can’t believe how photogenic this dog is😍💕
Practicing this daily 🙌🏻 it's truly life-changing to really dig deep and say yes only to people, activities, and things that fit us.
It's the #wifelife
for me 🤙🏼💍
A looong month ago, but at least we still have enough leftover wine to fuel an army of sleep deprived mums 😅
Feeling so Fall 😍🍁 This is a house dress on top of another house dress 😂🙃
Please ignore my tired face and instead focus on the cute kid I had to bribe to wear layers and a beanie because it’s cold AF this week.
I rarely acknowledge this because I never wanted to come across like I put my value in a number on social media, but I feel really honored that there are now 3000 of you who choose to follow along with my little family. More importantly, over the past year I’ve gotten to develop friendships within this little Instagram mom community. I love watching all of your babies grow and celebrating milestones with you, and I love that we’re here to lift each other up when we’ve had a bad day. Motherhood is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done and can feel so lonely at times, but you guys have shown me I’m not alone in this, and I hope you know you’re not either. So in case you haven’t heard it lately, you’re killing it and everything is going to be okay.♥️
Spending some girl time with my bffs today 💕
"I'm going to miss feeding you when you're fully weaned." @shianolive_
Pretty sure making mom friends is the hardest thing 😩
Easton loves when mommas on the last 5-10 minutes of a work out because he knows when I’m on the ground he can rush over and find my belly button (Plus use me as his personal jungle gym🤷🏼♀️)!
Seriously, why are kids so fascinated by belly buttons?! 😆
I challenge you today to get on the floor with your kids (or fur kids). Be on their level. Play, wrestle, laugh, give horse rides, & show them life doesn’t have to be so serious all the time ♥️
🎵It’s the MOST wonderful tiiiime of the yeaaar. 🎶 😌😜🍁 Move over, Christmas... fall is here.
If only, huh?
I have a cracking headache.
The remedy for this is apparently a made up rendition of incy-wincy-spider on the guitar from the child who has had two weeks of guitar lessons, accompanied by a plastic Halloween axe being repeatedly bashed against the sofa by his maniacal brother.
Meal prep for success. Might not be for everyone but for me meal prepping makes a huuuuuuge difference: chicken, asparagus and sweet potato for lunch sooooo filling and delicious 😋
Growing up I was always told once I had kids my body would never look the same. Well I believed it but also wanted to prove that it didnt have to be that way. It takes 9 months to grow a baby in your body. Your body stretches and grows during that time. Don't expect to go back right away. However, the beauty of a womans body is that you can Mold it back with hard work and dedication. Don't let the philosophy of others Stop you from reaching your goals. I AM 6 MONTHS POST PARTUM FROM MY SECOND BABY BOTH WERE C-SECTIONS.
Get it Mommies If nobody else tells you this... I BELIEVE IN YOU AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF !!!!
Big brothers are so much fun!!
Happy Hump day! Yesterday was my 4th and hardest day of CrossFit so far (but I loved it!!!). I was dripping sweat when I walked out yesterday and was exhausted. However, I woke up this morning with my shoulder killing me because I just don’t think I stretched enough throughout the day. I don’t work out on Wednesday’s, because I volunteer at the school and eat lunch with the kids. So today I am SO GRATEFUL for a rest day! I will be stretching all day to get ready for my next workout!
🧡🧡🧡Sometimes we need to rest y’all! We can’t be full force all the time, even though we WANT to be! The only way to be your best is to make sure you’re getting the REST to perform at your best! (I have to remind myself of this all too often so I wanted to send you a little reminder today too in case you needed it!)😘😘😘
#restday #stretching #takeabreak
🌳Happy Hump Day Friends🌳
Stay curious my little one , curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea 💡 .
📸💳: papa 🐻 @joyandlove_pix
Today as we were sitting on the hayride watching Sam’s eyes light up in excitement, one of the other moms said, ‘Sorry but it is so much more enjoyable without the weekend crowds. I think this is our new tradition….Dad can be part of pumpkin carving instead.’
And I looked beside me at David holding Sam’s hand and realized we don’t have to make those choices. Sam can have both his mom and his dad. We can always chose what is best for our family.
Nope we don’t look like the traditional family at the pumpkin patch on a Wednesday morning but I am pretty ok with that ❤️
** swipe to see more of our photos from our adventure today **
Hey flu season... Don’t mess with us! Ain’t nobody got time for that 💪 Influenza activity usually begins to pick up in October, L.A. Moms! Remember to give the little ones foods that are rich in nutrients, a daily vitamin and... a flu shot? What are your opinions on flu shots? #LAMomsRock #FluSeason #FightTheFlu #GoodMorningLosAngeles
Berry | ‘berē | noun | ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- a small roundish juicy fruit without a stone ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Berry | ‘berē | verb |
- gather berries
“Let’s go berriying”
Here we are, halfway through October and a nearly a full month into fall and it's FINALLY cooling off here. The high today is 62. Yesterday, it was in the 50s all day! It was glorious. I don't even mind that it's been depressingly cloudy and misty for days. It's not in the 90s! #WelcomeFall
#cold #fall #fallishere
"One fall day when I was pregnant with our third baby, a sweet new friend and neighbor of mine showed up on my porch, unannounced, with a steaming dish of baked cranberry apple oatmeal. I didn’t know her very well. Our kids were different ages, and we had only moved in a few months prior. But I’ll never forget that act of kindness.
This woman took time out of her busy day, not to text and say, “Let me know if you need anything!” but to do something for me, no strings attached, just because. She didn’t fret over whether or not we liked oatmeal, whether or not I’d be home, whether or not it would be awkward. She just showed up and did something out of love for me, a near stranger, because we were both moms.
Right then and there, I knew I wanted to be that mom—the mom who makes time for others, outside of the four walls of her home. Before that, I’d felt sorry for myself. I had a never-ending mental list of all the things I couldn’t do. My kids had been my excuse for not acting, but from then on my kids became my reason for acting.
No one prepares you for how difficult it is to meet people when you are a new mom. I wish someone had told me that sharing your time and reaching outside of your little world to cheer someone up is the greatest pick-me-up you can give yourself. (And one of the best by-products is the friends that ensue!)" @4petalsflowerfarm
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#joyfulmama #momoffour #momlife #motherhood #motherhoodrising #liveinthemoment #bringthekids #momswhoinspire #momsofinstagram #momsofig #honestmotherhood #raisingmytribe #familymatters
Anyone wanna wager how long this nap lasts? My bet...5 minutes 😒
Are kids need to see mom loving her best life. They need to see us having fun, laughing, being silly and smiling.
They need to see us hustling, working hard, making that money and making the house a happy home.
They need to see us get that haircut, buy those clothes, take that yoga class, and go on that girls trip.
They need to see all this! I challenge you to let them see you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🙌🏽Sound On! 🙌🏽
If you have a diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal wall), or pelvic floor issues (like prolapse or incontinence), you may be afraid to exercise. I get it!
These annoying (and sometime debilitating) postpartum "side effects" are often a result of a pressure imbalance. Like a ballon full of air, if you squeeze it, that air doesn't disappear...it gets redistributed. Your core is no different. In this instance, the redistribution of air presents as pelvic floor dysfunction (pressure going down), or diastasis recti (pressure going out). Balancing this pressure in our core allows us to not only prevent these unwanted symptoms, but it actually makes us STRONGER! How do we balance pressure? We retrain our brain to breathe and manage pressure as a unit. ⬇️When we inhale, the pelvic floor relaxes, rib-cage expands, abdominal wall relaxes, too. That's why our ribs are shaped as they are...our innards and schtuff are supposed to expand. So place your hands on your ribs and inhale through your nose. Feel them expand? YEAH!! ⬆️As we exhale, the diaphragm comes back up, pelvic floor tightens, rib-cage comes together, abdominal wall tightens, and our lumbar and thoracic muscles gain tension for spinal stability. So give an audible exhale (like a snake sound--ssssshhhhh) through your mouth as you draw your pelvic floor in and up, and wrap your abdominal muscles tight.
After years of sucking in, breath holding, bearing down, and a pregnancy (or a few), we lose connection with this innate breathing system. It takes practice, but retraining your brain to help you breathe and work your muscles in unison is the first step in healing (and unleashing your innate ninja powers!).
#getmomstrong #mombod #postpartun #postpartumfitness #fitmom #fitmomsofig #diastasisrecti #pelvicfloor
Harper girl is full on sass queen & I feel like it’s getting worse everyday. Last night while reading a book before bed she asked to brush my hair... sure, go for it girl. Not even a minute in she tells me “Dude seriously, you literally have knots everywhere....Don’t you ever brush your hair?...Mom, you will not look pretty if you don’t ever brush your hair.” 🤦🏼♀️ #thanksforthetipgirl #4yearsoldgoingon30
My oldest and youngest 😩😍😭