You'll always have your brother.
You'll always have your sister.
And you'll always have your mummy and daddy.
And we'll always have each other.
Photos from a month or so ago
By no means have I ever been model material and I have never been that obsessed with how I look, you can take me as I am!
But looking back to post pregnancy photos I really did work hard at just being ‘fit' and comfortable with myself.
After having Alex in 2010 I committed to running the London Marathon (bucket list ticked!) when I had never run a mile in my life before! And I still found the time to commit to the gym regularly. It was easier with one!
Two is a little harder! Plus having my second emergency section has certainly done things to my body I did not desire! and i'm pretty sure turning 40 has brought some weird stuff with it too! I definitely complain way more than I used to!.... back ache, , I ! You know how it is?!! I have a long way to go to get back to full fitness this time round, I have just completed a 9 day cleanse which has helped kickstart my journey, but sometimes I think if you have a goal and you can help visualise it without putting huge pressure on yourself, just something to help motivate you a little each day and remind you you CAN get there! Then do it! Just don’t take it too seriously that it stops being fun!
My goals for 2019 are huge! I want to push myself in my business and step out of my comfort zone more than ever before to achieve what I want and i'm prepared to do whatever it takes to get there!
Anything is possible, you just have to work for it! Show up every day!
This pic will also be on my goalboard to remind me that looking after myself is just as important... and I had it before so I can have it again! I WILL find my abs again!! I know you are there! 💪🏻🙌🏻😂 It's all about being confident in yourself and believing you already have it before its yours!
#fitmum #fitnessjourney #mumblog #instafit #mumsofinsta #toddlermom #mums #mumswhotrain #hustle #workhardplayhard #fit #motivation #goals #yourvibeattractsyourtribe
New blog post! ✨ How I get into the Christmas spirit... 🎅🏻🎄 Link in the bio ☝️
Savannah picked out this mini tree over the weekend and we spent time decorating and wrapping presents!🎄🎁🎁 Well, technically I’m wrapping the presents while she’s eating them! 😂 She’s still working on sharing but she’s 2.5 so who cares! lol.
One of the easiest solutions for me are gift cards...I always pick some up to send to my family since they’re all spread apart. I got these cute Holiday themed MasterCards at Walmart. They’re perfect as stocking stuffers! @incommworldwide #SaveMoneyGiveBetter2018 #ad
I think he’s about sick of me taking so many pictures of him. 🤷🏻♀️ I’m sure y’all are also about sick of me posting so much, but my kids are so cute, I just can’t help it lol
These two know how to drive me crazy one moment, then absolutely melt my heart the next. These moments make all the chaos and messes worth it. 🥰😍
Exactly one year ago, I excitedly gave Josh an early Christmas present. I handed him a little box + watched him carefully unwrap it. He pulled out a note, a tiny crochet baby hat, and a little stick with two pink lines. The grin on his face was priceless. The following week, Josh held me in his arms, on the floor of our hallway as I cried over our baby in heaven.
A year later here we are - waiting [+ waiting... + waiting...] for our sweet rainbow baby to join us earthside. Our promise of hope, our answered prayer.
All in perfect time. 🌈♥️ #babykutchercountdown
New Years resolutions are just around the corner and the haters will tell you, “why bother, you’re not going to stick to it anyways!”
Here’s my take. It would be crazy not to take advantage of the positive energy and fresh start vibes this time of year.
It doesn’t matter what successes or challenges you have had prior, what matters is NOW. How are you going to show up in 2019? Who do YOU want to be in 2019?
I am opening up 5, 1-1 online coaching spots going into 2019 and if you are feeling stuck in your approach, uncomfortable in your body and/or clothes, anxious around food and defeated and frustrated that nothing works, I want to work with you.
Online coaching is the whole package. You can decide you want to workout more and eat better but if you don’t address what’s holding your back, how to create a habit based strategy for your personal life, and try to do it by yourself it going to be so much harder.
I want to help you get crystal clear on what works for you so you can use this approach forever. Yup forever.
Because I’m not interested in helping you lose 10 pounds to gain it back. I’m not interested in helping you burnout by working out every day. I’m not interested in cutting wine, cheese, and chocolate out of your life.
I care about real life strategies and solutions that will help you crush your health and fitness goals in 2019 so you can feel damn good in your body and your life.
I pour my heart in my 1-1 clients so I only have a handful of spots open right now. You can fill out an application by going to the link in my profile and I will contact you within 24 hours and we together can decide if this program is a good fit for you. I’m ready to support you if you are really to do the work. 💥
Raise your hand if you are ready for Christmas!
I still have a few gifts to buy and I haven’t wrapped any at all! 🙈
He challenges me every day and reminds me that being a mom doesn’t mean having it all together. Because he is my wild child that wouldn’t let me have it all together even if I had the time to have it all together 💙😂 But being his momma is the most amazing adventure I could have ever asked for! #mommabear #toddlermom #threenager
We have this whole set in our shop! But all black!! 😍 joggers/pullover and beanie!
Words can’t express how happy this boy makes me! 😍
I say im going to make cookies for the girls but who am I kidding? I make them for me! They’re lucky if they get one 😂
Here are some Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Oat Cookies. Most, delicious and gluten free, diary free and sugar free. But flavorFULL!! * 2 eggs
* 1 medium to large ripe banana, mashed
* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 2 Tbsp coconut oil
* 3 Tbsp maple syrup or 🍯
* 1/2 lemon 🍋 rind
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1 pinch sea salt
* 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
* 1/2 cup almond flour
* 1/2 cup oat flour (finely ground from gluten-free oats)
* 3 Tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans
* 1/2 cup dried blueberries or any dried fruit for that matter
Whisk the eggs and mashed banana together. Add the other wet ingredients. In a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients, except for the blueberries. Mix the dry and wet and then fold in the dried blueberries. Scoop with a spoon into a lined pan. I pressed them down a bit to cook evenly. Then bung ‘em into a 350 degree oven for 15-18min. Trrrrrry to let cool for before you eat em all!
Tuvimos que improvisar un tren porque me dijo “mamá ahorita que vengas a casa de los abuelos me traes mi tren Thomas?” Y le dije que claro que si! Y cuando llegué “mamá y mi tren?” 🚂 y pues... se me olvidó.... “Jacobo, Thomas no pudo venir porque estaba dormidito... pero te voy a fabricar uno bien padre para que puedas jugar.... (iba a empezar el drama) cuando me topé a su tonka verde, su locomotora y esta nariz de Rodolfo el reno que me salvaron la vida! Ahora tiene un nuevo tren que prende la luz de atrás y anda feliz!!!! :
Gracias a Dios por la imaginación y la creatividad!! ::
#mamáenletras #toddlermom #toddlermomlife #toddlermoments #toddler #27meses
I’ve always known God had a BIG plan for my life, but like so many people, didn’t know what that was or what my “next” step was. So I waited. I prayed. & I waited. & prayed.
One day, I realized God wasn’t going to just make it easy on me, & I had to follow where He was leading even if I felt under-equipped, afraid, or worried what people would think. He dropped an opportunity in my lap to start working off my smartphone📱 & I knew deep down in my heart that it was now or never, step out or stay stuck, & I wasn’t going to give any of my critics the satisfaction of watching me stay stuck in my circumstances any longer.
One thing I learned right away was this: don’t pray for something you’re not willing to back with action. God blesses our EFFORTS. He doesn’t just hand us a better life—He gives us the tools, but it’s up to us to go make it!
So I committed to doing everything I could & watching mountains move in my life as I did my part & God did His.
7 months in, I matched my full time salary as a regional manager.
8 months in, I began earning a lucrative full time income & I earned over $80,000 in bonuses & our whole life changed.
It’s been 40 months & I honestly look back in awe at where we were 3 years ago & how far God has brought us through ONE step of faith!
You don’t have to have all the answers. You just have to step out & start. God can’t bless what we won’t do & nothing will EVER change if we don’t make a change!
I stand here today as a 34 year old mom of 5 with an incredible testimony of the goodness of God & a SAHM when there wasn’t a way before. Your story doesn’t have to stay your story if you don’t want it to. The same opportunity given to me is right in front of you, too—the question is only will you take it?
I have just a few more spots open—if you’re ready to step out & start rewriting your story, I’m here to take your hand & help you. 📩 me or text ‘READY’ to 334:663:4708 ✨
#momwithcameras #toddlermom #mamabear #mamasheart #parenting #simplemoments #uniteinmotherhood #letthembelittle #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #partyofseven #familyofseven #littlefierceones #girlmom #boymom #newmom #momprenuer #momofgirls #homeschooling #sahm #wa
🙌🏻RIPPING BIN 🙌🏻 Oh yeah this is EXACTLY what it looks like 😂 This is a then-"taby" Kate (shout out to all of y'all who are in the not quite baby, not quite toddler "taby" phase - I feel you and I salute you) 💥 doing her Christmas favorite: ripping paper ‼️No jokes😂 This would occupy that little 20-something month old for SO LONG⭐️I just kept all the scraps from the wrapping paper in a bin and she'd sit with it for MINUTES (which in a taby world translates to HOURS)⏰Matt's 26 months old now, and he might not be a taby anymore, but I feel like this is going to be his jam too💥It also means I should probably start wrapping presents at some point, but lets not rush into these things🎁Ripping paper is AMAZING for grip strength and a precursor to cutting skills ✂️so while this might seem like a random, ho-hum activity...it's actually packed full of learning goodness👊🏻Yes, ripping extra wrapping paper is good for them🤣🤣🤣
Don’t have weights? Use baby!
Any mommies out there who use their babies as weights?
39 weeks pregnant = When my shirts are getting much more of a workout than I am!!
If you don't count rolling over in bed and putting pants on, that is! 😉
I broke down and bought two new tank tops this weekend just so I had a few more options for shirts that I could trust to not flash my belly at everyone! Totally worth the peace of mind!
I love a busy Monday at work especially when I can wear a comfy outfit 🙌🏻 My sweatshirt is under $20 right now @oldnavy
- shop the link in my bio! #shopstylecollective
There’s a song that’s being played every 14 seconds everywhere I go, in which the chorus is just the repeated phrase “woulda gave you anything” and I feel like I’ll never be happy again. Happy Monday.
It's funny how we can build things up to be scary when it's really just that it's new or different.
I've been bike commuting for over 11 years in Portland and have become quite comfortable doing so. JJ and I have been riding together for nearly 2 years and I have become very comfortable on our bike and we toting around a kid and cargo. .
But since we moved to another town two weeks ago I have been avoiding the roads here out of fear of the unknown. Is biking the same here? Will I know what to do in certain situations? What if something goes wrong or I "fail" in some way?
Today is mine and JJ's first full day alone in our new house, so I decided to rip the band-aid off and just go. We rode about a mile to the grocery store for a few items and came back home. And guess what?! We both survived😊 And it turns out it feels pretty much like it did three weeks ago around our old house. It's just new and different. But it won't always be like that. We will find our favorite routes, the bike friendly paths, the vibe of the neighborhood motorists, and comfort will come second nature again.
Well, likely just as we get comfortable again baby #2
will be here and that will be a whole new routine to figure out.
Serious baby steps...😲
What's the last thing that you put off out of fear of the unknown?
#justdoit #bikelife #familybiking #familytime #bullettbike #beavertonbiker #burbslife #toddlermom #momboss #momandsonbiking #30weekspregnant #3rdtrimester #babynumber2 #bikecommuter #beavertonmom #momswhobike #getoveryourfear
"Oh no!!" Is what she says when Hans comes running up behind her! This girl loves being chased 🤣 And Hans is always more than happy to chase her around the house! 💗 Aria is still struggling with her teeth, so I decided to create a little cozy spot for her using her Dock-a-Tot, handmade blanket from my mom, and a few fluffy friends! Once I tucked her in, she said, "Oh no!" again and ran to get her baby! She lovessss her babies and holds them like they are the most precious things she's ever seen. It melts my heart!! 💗
Got to tell Santa what she wanted today AND play with her 2 bestest buds 👧🏼🧒🏽👧🏼
Because of coaching I’ve met so many awesome women on social media that I wouldn’t have had in my life. So grateful for this opportunity for the friendships it has brought me and many more to come!
In Reggio, the process of learning involves making connections and relationships between feelings, ideas, words and actions🌻 #wbtecc
I could snuggle this little squish all day. If only him and his brothers would stop making so much for me to do.😂
A five and two year old are more tiring than I ever imagined 😂😅 #thatmomlife
clothes half on, dinner half eaten, coffee half chugged, text half written, thought half finished, kitchen half cleaned... all while being half awake to begin with 🤣