Carson has been taking tons of photos on my phone. Owen has Pneumonia (poor sweet boy) and he captured this picture of us sitting at the top of the stairs today. Swipe to see some others. I love how they just capture life as-is. I really should put him in charge of this. #family#doitonadime#momlife#reallife
YOU GUYS! I can’t! You’ve made me cry happy and sad tears. Every time I go to post something like that I am SO hesitant. But every time I do I am humbled again by the support. I am unworthy guys. I really want to help others but you encourage my heart. I know how common miscarriage is, but the stories I have read from you guys in the last day... man. Thank you for sharing your heart back with me. Also, this is my #mini and me in our #minnieears#bestiesfortheresties#miscarriage#reallife#apersonsapersonnomatterhowsmall ***edited to add I am swamped with your messages and comments (and texts from friends) and I would love to respond to all but I probably won’t bc I am a hot mess like that.***
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I made this video with @aloyoga the first week I found out I was pregnant. I think I was about 6 weeks along, no one knew, being it was so early in my pregnancy. I had just got home from Bali, I was extremely tired, felt weak and thought I was already starting to show 😂 I thought for sure someone would see it in me :) Now, with only 25 days to go, I can’t believe how fast it’s all gone. Can’t wait to be making videos again but this time with my little girl with me on the outside :)
C’est quand la fin?? Parce que depuis 6 jours j’ai l’impression de vivre non stop un lendemain de cuite tellement les nausées me prennent le corps! Que je n’ai quasiment rien mangé depuis. Que j’ai l’impression que chaque minutes quelqu’un m’égorge ou me perce les tympans! Je n’ai donc plus rien de joli à vous poster! Coucou vous 😄👋🏼 #reallife#amygdalesdemerde
I'm embracing the hard of sitting in the Christmas season, and the most Moxie thing I can do today is be realistic of what "needs to be done" today. Perhaps it's more a correction of "what I think needs to be done." I mean, laundry? Sure, when there's no more clean underwear. :) Dinner? On a really productive day, several weeks ago, I picked up a chuck roast on sale and threw it in the freezer for such a day as today. In the crock pot you go baby!
Showering was not on the list because I showered yesterday for heaven-screaming-sakes! I believe that scented lotion and scented hairspray were made to bridge the showering hustle.
And it's Christmas..sigh...
So last night, Dean and I went to pick up a tree that was for offered to us for free!!! I was hoping it would be a small one: you know...fewer square footage to decorate! But it would be rude to ask about size and qualifications for a free tree.
It's sweet. And I was able to put lights on it in only 15-20 minutes!!! TA DA! This may or may not be all that get's decorated today...or for the rest of Christmas.
BUT...today was a win!
1. Seeing a neighbor and her 2 littles for even a few moments as they picked up a borrowed item.
2. Put that roast in the crock pot.
3. OH! And I found those cute little potatoes that you don't have to peel or cut. Those babies will get plopped in the crock soon too!
4. Folded the clean underwear that had been sitting in a basket for maybe 1-2 days? Just saying.
5. Writing my thoughts out here because my hope is that it encourages you to take care of yourself as much as you are caring for your family, your friends, your neighbors or your co-workers.
Soak in whatever is happening today. Remember to breath and hey....Go look in the mirror and give yourself a big smile and say "You Go Girl!" Because you do!
That’s the funny thing about social media, I almost didn’t post this pic because of the mess in the background and crumbs on the rug (which yes doesn’t look bad here but the other side of the rug is a whole different story 🙈) and because of the chocolate all over my daughters face from being rewarded for being a good girl. And trust me I get it, we all want to put our best foot forward but I feel like too many times I see these other Moms and I’m left feeling like a failure when their world just looks so perfect. But that’s the thing, it’s just a highlight reel. Anyway, the Lord has been working in my heart lately and I’m reminded that our security and identity is found in Him! You got this Mama, your work is not in vain in the Lord! Xoxo #momlife#reallife#encouragement
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Took some freezing cold family pics on Sunday but so worth it! Love these boys of mine so much ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you @oliviastrohmphoto
Hey ya'll...I want to let you in on a little secret. This isn’t cold and flu season. I know. I know....stick with me here... It’s stress season.😵 It’s dehydration season. It’s too much sugar season. 🍬 It’s lack of movement season. It’s not enough sunshine season. All of those things suppress the immune system.
So many of us just wait for the inevitable sickness to hit so we can slap some meds on our symptoms and struggle through it. 🤧 Well, that’s not good enough for me anymore. I want to ENJOY my holidays! I don’t want to spend the most wonderful time of the year stressed or sick. If you’re looking for a practical way to not just survive, but stay ABOVE the wellness line during the holidays, I'm here to help you do just that. #theresanoilforthat#oilsforthewin#essentialoils
Social Media pic👉🏻👉🏻what it’s really like! 😂
I don’t know about you, but I love some #reallife when I’m scrolling through Social Media...and I hope I’m a little taste of that.
I have lived much of my life striving for perfection, and feeling defeated or less than. I played the comparison game far too much, and still do at times. It’s exhausting, it’s expensive, and you never win. God wants so much more for us!!! _____
So someone give me a 🙌🏻🙌🏻if your house always looks like my real life pic (and believe me that is not even bad, just normal) and do me a favor—when the comparisons start running in your head, stop them with a prayer thanking God for something!!!
I️ never do “real life” posts but it seemed like the right time. My life seems pretty awesome externally with a great fiancé, new house, job doing what I’m passionate about...you name it. Real life: its 6:20pm and I’m still at school planning for the 9th 12 hour school day in a row, my make up and hair look like they’ve been through a tornado and I’ll be back in this room in less than 12 hours to do it all again. No matter how our lives appear externally we all have not so glamorous parts that are struggles and that go unseen! #teacherlife#reallife#bilingualteacher#thestruggleisreal#daybyday
How do you keep your marriage strong with a healthy sense of humor?
Lets face it. Kids need a lot from us. A LOT.
So often the relationship we have with our spouse gets put on the back burner as we juggle the needs of the children, jobs, money, errands etc.
When J and I returned from vacation, we weren’t getting along. We were tired and feeling overwhelmed and were bickering too much. I was feeling pretty sad and one evening J finished something he said to me (I don’t remember what that was) with a sarcastic BABE. We both laughed because it sounded so funny and it’s not how we usually talk to each other. We made a deal to start saying babe after the majority of our interactions to each other because it brought a little humor to otherwise not funny moments. I shrugged the idea off, but stuck with it and ya know what? We haven’t bickered or fought at all! And we’re laughing more. Often times when we’re tired and fully present, we may give off a negative tone in our voice that isn’t how you are truly feeling....and then your spouse takes it the wrong way and suddenly you are arguing about something ridiculous. Yet, if you say “BABE” after every sentence, or maybe you can come up with your own word....”SEXY”, “HOTSTUFF”, “PUMPKIN”, whatever you want....it lightens the mood and makes you laugh and that is EVERYTHING.
Thanks @slatermotorsports for the awesome idea. You I ❤️