I was half-joking, but was deeply serious, too. “Mum’s don’t get sick days off,” I said to my husband.
If you’re a mum, I think you may very well agree with me. Even when you’re sick, you’ve still got to get food into the mouths of little people who get within 15cm of your face while you’re in bed and say, “I’m hungry.” The stay-in-your-PJs-and-watch-Netflix-all-day sentiments don’t exist when school drop offs, pick ups, laundry and dinner still need to happen.
So, compared to 3 years ago me (swipe to see) —practically passed out on the couch while my 3 year old entertained himself with toy cars and trains, so mama could recuperate from this winter wipeout (again!!)—I like this version better... Healthier, happier, present and chasing adventures and making memories to remember.
Good health doesn’t happen overnight. Not even Pantene promises that for hair. But small, consistent daily habits do make for a true change.
My mom has wanted to throw a family birthday party for us for the past ten visits!!! Our life is so crazy, it has never happened!! Visits come and go, and although we always have fun, we never do the party!! 🎂❤️🎁 I knew when she mentioned it again this last time that we had to do it!
Mom, you celebrated every holiday when we were growing up! That is one thing I took from you and always apply with my own children!! You don't need a reason to have a party... being together is enough reason to celebrate!! I am SO glad we were finally able to pull off the universal birthday party!! And on the perfect day... last day of summer!! I hope the vision you had was as good as the end result!!! Love you so much!!!❤️ This was one for the books!!!📚😘🎉 Back to school tomorrow, kiddos!!! #summerOUT#familylife#familybbq#healthyeats#birthdaymadness#summerbirthdays
In January 2018 I decided to make time for myself, to start doing things for me and putting my "mom life" second. I started by washing my face, something simple that I take 5 minutes to do in the shower.
It hasn't been easy and I don't always succeed but I have been trying to regain a sense of self.
Recently I decided I wanted to be more physically fit. So I joined a kick boxing bootcamp in the spring which I really enjoyed, and recently started taking Pilates which is really helping my posture.
My newest endeavour is running.
I have never been a runner, and have actually been made fun of for how I ran as a kid so I am super self-conscious of running in public.
But last week I joined a running clinic to learn how to run a 5k, and I've done 3 at home runs this week. I'm not going to lie I had to drag myself outside to run yesterday and today and am certainly feeling it tonight but I am proud of myself for sticking with it.
By doing something small for myself I am better my family life, I am finding enjoyment in life outside of my family therefore I am not relying on them for my happiness, although they do make me really happy I need to find my own likes and interests.
I need to be human, and have a sense of self instead of just feeling like my role is to take care of everyone else.
One of the biggest changes I saw regarding my sons focus at school is when he started taking the liquid omegas.
He has a tendency to be distracting to others and has a difficult time sitting still. About a week after we started the omegas his teacher let me know that things were going much smoother in the classroom!
As much as I try, we just don’t eat as many vegetables as we should so I kicked up our A-game with the vitamins and probiotics too. All my kids (3, 7 & 10) take them with no troubles 😊
#protip - a lot of research is now showing that the gut is your “second brain” and actually sends instructions to your brain on what your body needs. Gut health is SO important so get your kids started early on taking care of their microbes!
Thank you everyone who came to celebrate with us today! Carmen and my other two beautiful girls are lucky to have wonderful people in their lives and they are willing to help anyone out who needs it!! Carmen did soo good at her baptism and here we are cuddling after socializing with everyone!! #blessed#babygirl#familylife#bekind#loved#cuddles
Berencana foto ketjeh mumpung backgroundnya oke.
Apalah daya punya bayik yg gak bisa banget diem, sibuk ngitung juga pas fotografernya kasih aba-aba dalam hitungan. Lalu ganti tempat. Ni bayik malah makin parah gayanya.
Pesenku cuma satu, jangan di swipe, tar nyesel!😅
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We survived our little weekend shenanigans. Went to Idaho falls Saturday, enjoyed some awesome cookies and walked around the falls, picked up Kaia from her grandma (back to adulting and parenting) 😜 then hit up bearworld in Rexburg, and finally got some home made ice cream in West Yellowstone. #happywifehappylife#dadlife#parents#adventuretime#idaho#familylife
There are about 940 Saturday’s from when your child is born to when they leave for college. I made a pact with myself to do more with Jagger and Lennon when Christian isn’t home. It’s so easy to just stay home and wait to do something when it’s easier but let me tell you how rewarding it has been to say yes more. Going to the beach alone with two small kids sounds like a horror movie and THE SAND IN MY CAR 😫??! Then I turned my “no way” to “let’s do it” and I 100% recommend trying it as the memories you create will never be forgotten. Your kids will be a little bit older tomorrow so tell your mind to stop overthinking and just do it- those little smiles will be worth it 💕 | @showmeyourmumu
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Lots of family fun last night! 🍂 We had a 2-hour wait for dinner, but I was prepared with toys and goldfish for the kids. ...and there was a mini bar, so the wait wasn’t too bad!🍹 I love getting to spend time with my parents and sis. We’re always making a scene somehow, and laughing till we cry. 😂 Going to church this morning, and then getting some Mexican food for lunch. (Surprise, surprise.)🌮 Also, thank you, @btownspraytans for this amazing tan! 😘 Hope everyone has a great Sunday!! 💕 #momlife#girlmom#motherhood#lifewithkids
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#ad I have to say this Summer will be one to remember! We made so many amazing family memories that I will never forget and Summer's still not over! We have an amazing project we've been doing this week!!!! Jason is getting his first .... Can You guess what? Doesn't he look cute with his tin of paint and his little brush? He loved running around our local @wickes and choosing his favourite colour to paint his ..... ? Comment below what you think Jason having from @wickes apart from paints! We made beautiful memories with @wickes and we absolutely love it!
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Curled up on the couch last night with some popcorn & showed the kiddos “The Sound of Music” for the first time 🎶 One of mom & dads fav movies ♥️ (Hence Drew singing in the first photo ☺️) They ended up loving it and Ella was very emotionally invested, yelling things like “You chose the wrong woman!!” at the tv 🤣🤣
Não existe acasos nos planos de Deus, tudo tem sua razão e seu tempo.
Não precisamos entender, precisamos confiar.
Não precisamos ter pressa, precisamos ter fé.
Deus está cuidando de tudo, arrumando cada coisa em seu lugar, preparando o nosso coração e desenhando o nosso futuro.
Tudo de melhor vem para aqueles que esperam em Deus... Creditos -Yla Fernandes .
Boa semana ❤💓
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C h i l d h o o d
Yesterday was so lovely, the sun finally made an appearance so we grabbed our @bentleytrikes and jumped into the car to go spend the day showing Delilah some places we used to visit as children, it was amazing showing our baby girl the places we loved when we was younger, she loved it! Her new animal noise is a duck, so she say kept saying "Quack Quack" as we walked past them!
What are you favourite childhood spots?
Trike gifted by @bentleytrikes
My outfit gifted by @femmeluxefinery#femmeluxe#luxegal