I’ve gotta take advantage of it when he comes home early from hunting for a wedding reception.
I sure love this guy. It seems in the fall we take turns going out of town, but somehow it all works out.
Does your man hunt? Where are my hunters wives at???
Are you a Skippy Mom or a Jif Mom??
Dear fellow soccer mom ⚽️, if you are trying to mom-shame me for my kid’s drawing you are barking up the wrong tree! Yes, he’s 4. Yes, he drew this as he told a story to himself for 15 solid minutes. When he was done, he proudly said “mama, I drew a picture of you!”... to which you mumbled “you may need to work on his fine motor skills!” 🤯 Guess what, I’m proud of his ability to entertain himself for 15 minutes, his awesome imagination and his desire to make me a present... those are things that matter to me... and none of this should matter to you! ❤️ ✌️
I can’t workout, I have kids.
GIRL 🛑 ✋
That should be your REASON, not your EXCUSE!
I don’t have to get up at 3:45 every morning. I choose too. I choose too because I know I’m a better mom when I workout. I choose to because my kids DESERVE a mom who is patient and gentle, not one who is stressed out, irritable, and an anxious mess.
The days I don’t workout I notice. I have a temper. I have outbursts. I feel bad about myself and I’m WAY less confident.
After working out there is an IMMEDIATE shift in me.
I don’t workout because I have to. I workout because I choose to be the best person I can be and THAT is how I do it.
After spending a weekend with this incredible tribe it’s really helped me reflect how I got here in the first place.
I was at a job that I liked, but felt stuck. I was at the top of the pay scale, but still wasn’t making enough. More time at work = more money. But I was already away from my babies more than I wanted to be.
I had dreams and goals of taking my kids to Disneyland, the beach, and letting them do extra curricular activities that they enjoy to learn and develop their talents... sheesh those things are EXPENSIVE. We just didn’t have extra money for that.
I knew there was MORE to life than going to work and coming home to sleeping babies, just to get up and do it all over again.
This one instant changed the course of my life. I didn’t know all the things. I didn’t know if I would be good enough. But I knew I was willing to take a chance to make my dreams come true. Because what if I was good enough???
Yes I still work hard. Yes I have to earn these trips. And Yes it’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. This weekend was incredible like I want to bring all the girls with me incredible, and of course I want you to share it with me!💕
If you’re willing to take a chance, I promise I will share with you all that I know. Maybe this is your instant? Reach out and let’s chat to see if this is right for you.
Don’t let the smiles fool you, we have NOT had our best day today. Soccer was a bust, left before it even ended. Every conversation with the boys has been an argument and I’ve yelled, correction SCREAMED, at them more times than I’m proud of already.
As hard as it is for me to be without Chris I know that the kids are having an even harder time because they don’t understand WHY he’s not here and that’s something I’m trying to keep in mind each day.
We are one week in and we don’t truly know how many we have left. All we know is Chris’ company extended the hotel reservation from 30 days to 6 weeks.
We’ll chalk this entire week up as a learning week and mommy is determined to make the rest of the weeks better!
Find a tribe that completes you... girls who pick you up when you fall short, but more importantly people who cheer the loudest when you do something great!!!
This community is incredible and cheering each other on is just one of the many reasons I joined in the first place.
Ponytail swings, dancing, laughing hysterically, Hugs (so many hugs), tears, skipping, sweating our guts out... we’ve done it all, and I’ve been here less than 24 hours. This journey is just beginning. If YOU are looking for something like this reach out. We are always adding to our tribe. And if these things sound fun to you and possibly missing in your life... then its time to take the chance and go for it!
I’m here for you BOO!
Thursday’s might kill me this fall. Bree’s ⚽️ practices 5:30-7(I hire some to drive her) then Owenn’s ⚽️ starts practice 6:45 on one side of CR get done at 8 and Damon’s ⚽️ practice starts 7 pm on the other side of CR and gets done at 8:30. So I drop Owenn off, go drop Damon off, turn around to drive across town again to pick Owenn back up and then turn back around to hurry and get Damon in time then back to Vinton 😳 Needless to say once I realized I forgot my wallet and had to turn around I made everyone late tonight. 🤦🏼♀️ Tough as a single mom running 3 kids to multiple sports. #soccermomproblems #singlemomstruggle #thankfultheygettodowhattheylove
We are almost through week 1 of Chris being out of town and I can say it’s been anything but easy. ⠀⠀
It’s not just hard to see the kids making memories every day and knowing Chris is missing them or having to do it all on my own (thankfully our family is amazing and I’m not as alone as I could be!), but talking to Chris at 8:30 at night after he’s had a 14 hour day and is still on the job site and hearing in his voice that he is having anything but an easy time while out of town makes it all the worse. ⠀⠀
Week 1 is a transition week. Neither of us knew what we were getting into or what we would face but we know throwing in the towel isn’t an option. Me with the kids (duh!) and him making sacrifices for our family. ⠀⠀
But we get through it the same way we get through everything hard. Together, even in distance, and one step at a time❤️
I love it when a new month starts on a Monday. Not that it really matters, but in my head it makes sense, and means that its going to be an even better month than the one before!!! New week, new month, NEW GOALS!!! .
Do you set up new goals each month? Wanna crush them together? Comment below and lets chat! I’m always up for a new challenge, and there’s always room to join our girl tribe 💕
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Our morning didn’t start with breakfast in bed. Instead, it was filled with getting the garbage outside, getting ourselves and the kiddos ready for the day, and forgetting to say “Happy Anniversary” before we walked out of the door so we had to call each other to say it. .
This evening we won’t be raising champagne to celebrate, we’ll be raising our veggies in the air to take a family bite to get the kids to eat just one more piece. It’ll be spent snuggling on two different sides of the couch with 3 kiddos in between us while we do our best to share a look or attempt to steal a touch. .
It might not look like much from the outside looking in but this perfectly imperfect life is my favorite.
“Who is this lady? And what have you done with our mom?” 🙌🏽
This week I’ve been extremely unplugged. The thing is, evenings this time next week will look a lot different.
Because of the gas explosions in Boston Chris will be leaving for 6-8 weeks, we are hoping not longer. Being told “hopefully he’ll be home for Thanksgiving” from his employee brings a reality of how long he really can be gone.
12 years, in 12 years we’ve never been apart for longer than 4 days at a time. Knowing how hard of a time the kids are going to have while daddy is gone makes it hurt even more.
So for now, excuse the radio silence. Family time is first ❤️❤️
Life is full of challenges. We can feel defeated by them, or we can look at them as a moment to grow and become stronger. I choose the latter. What do you choose???
Afternoon pick me up without the crash? YES PLEASE!
All you need is a little La Croix and some go go juice!
My littles energy level is at an all time HIGH today so tired is not an option!
You will never look back on your life and think “I spent too much time with my kids” ❤️
Loving my newest piece from @alexandani
⚽️🖤 Who else matches their jewelry to their kid’s #sports
Definitely feel for @sofiaisspeedy
and the other Fall sport athletes out there who have been playing in the rain and humidity for 2 weeks straight...and for their moms who enjoy the extra stinky car rides home followed by the washing of even stinkier gear... #soccermomproblems
‘It’s all in your head’
I met this guy, 65 years old,and complimented him on his health. I told him I wanted to be that healthy when I’m 65.
He said “its not about DIET and exercise, its about moderation. I never say ‘I Can’t have that’. When I get a sandwich, cuz I LOVE sandwiches I take off the top piece of bread. Sure that might not make a difference if I only do it once, but over a months time, eating a sandwich a day, thats 30 pieces of bread, 100 calories each (give or take) which is about 3,000 calories that I saved myself just in one month! It might seem silly to some, but its worked for me in all aspects of life.
I have to agree with him, its all in our heads. If we have a POSITIVE MIND we will have a POSITIVE LIFE no matter what life throws our way.
Do you agree?
Today was one of those days I felt a little uncomfortable in my own skin. My shirt lifted up and the view of the stretch marks on my stomach really got to me. .
My body isn’t perfect. I have sagging skin, the girls — they could use a little perking, and the stretch marks aren’t my favorite thing.
Here’s one thing I do know. I’ve carried 4 babies and birthed 3. My body isn’t perfect but it’s freaking strong 💪 .
If you’re doubting yourself momma, look at what you’re body has done! You are strong. You are capable. And you are freaking beautiful!
Me and my crew!
Fall is a super crazy busy time of year for my hubby. So most weekends it’s just me and the kiddos.
What you don’t see in this pic is our dogs that escaped and are running down the road, Evie’s tears cuz she just wanted to wear matching dresses with her big sis. The argument over the bow in Ella’s hair. The kitchen that looks like a bomb went off, and a hungry boy cuz he fell back to sleep after I woke him...
Nevertheless we all had smiles on our faces, and off to church we went 😊
I sure love them 💕
“I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it”
So many Pinterest fails 🤷🏼♀️
What type of Mom are you?
First game day for these two⚽️⚽️ I'll be at Robb Field 4 days a week for the next 2 months🙃🙃🙃 #soccermomproblems
Sometimes all you need is a good book, a glass of wine, and a porch with a view of the woods ❤️
Self care isn’t something that I EVER focused on. As a mom, a wife, a full time employee, a coach, and all of the responsibilities that come with each of those things I truly never thought I’d have the time for self care. .
Once I started to allow myself the opportunity to take care of myself both kind and body my world started to shift!
My days became easier, my patience became longer, I became happier .
30 minutes a Day is all you need! Above all, don’t forget to take care of yourself momma!!
Thursdays are paydays! 💲💲 Yes...every freaking Thursday! 💲💲💲And the work I put in from last week lands in my bank account today!💲💲💲 Makes me feel much better about the #Stitchfix
order I just placed...and the next one that I scheduled! 🤦♂️👈 (husband)... 🙋♀️This is the best I have felt in my skin in a while!...makes me wanna cry a little.🤷♀️ Unfortunately this sweater is going back...the SMALL was actually too big! .
Are you a mama with no time to shop?? Have you tried Stitchfix?
I have a $25 OFF COUPON if ya wanna give a shout!
#notimetoshop #momontherun #momonthego #soccermomproblems #mommystyle #sahmstyle
Mama’s do you have any tips for me???Going from kindergarten 1/2 day to all day 1st grade is a big adjustment. Right???
She likes school, comes home happy everyday, tells me who she plays with at recess, talks about this boy who has a crush on her 🤦🏼♀️
But cries crocodile tears in the morning cuz it’s just too long. She says she doesn’t want to leave me??? 😭
I’ve never had this issue with my other 2 kids, so I’m drawing a blank on what to do??
Ideas. Tips. Resources. HELP! It breaks my heart 💔
So yes here it is 11 a.m. finally getting my workout in, but making it a priority cuz there’s only one workout left in this program. I can’t believe it. It went by so fast!
For reals... is this just me???
Sometimes life gets so busy that we never take a minute to enjoy the moment. .
Breathe it in
Enjoy the moments you’re given ❤️
Your influence as a mother is powerful. Don’t waste it. Little eyes are watching you ❤️
Growth and change can be a scary thing. Believe me, you won't always feel supported and it's a hard thing to get past.
We all look for acceptance and understanding through life, especially from the people closest to us. The truth is, the only person we need to look for acceptance and understanding from is ourselves!
Be your biggest cheerleader.
Be your biggest supporter.
Embrace the change as it's coming and KNOW the universe has big things in store for you!
The universe has your back 😘
Home opener game against Providence College @ 5pm ⚽️🤙
I used to be ok with average.
I used to be ok with comfortable.
Not anymore. There is only 1 shot to live the life you want. There are no redoes.
For me, in order to love the life I want I have to be at my best, my healthiest, and my sharpest. I want people to say because of you I didn't give up.
It's ok to dream outside of the lines. You don't have to follow the path someone else laid out for you!
Dream big, be confident in your actions, and always remember what you are pushing for. That'll be your light when others try to dim it!
If you want to believe in your purpose you have to find company that believes in your purpose too!
Coaching hasn't just given me a little more financial freedom or helped me get in the best shape of my life...
It's given me life long friendships that I will forever be grateful for. .
These ladies push me when I loose sight of my vision, lift me up when I'm having a bad day, and cheer me on when I'm kicking ass and crushing goals!
There's no jealousy, there's no trying to hold me back, there is only love, motivation, and support.
When you find your tribe love on them, hang onto them, and support the hell out of them!
You'll be shocked at how far that tribe can take you!
I am proud of many things in life but noting beats being a mother ❤️
This momming thing is tough, I mean I spend the majority of my time worrying about whether I’m even a good mom, too rough on the boys, if they’ll remember good things from their childhood of just that I yell a lot. .
We’re all out here just doing our best. After 3 kids I’m still just faking it until I make it 🤷♀️