As I was hunkered down in the covers this morning groggy and exhausted I hit the snooze button on my alarm 🚨 for like the 15th time. Our 1 year old was up 3+ times last night and I had gotten barely any sleep 😴 All of the sudden I heard the creak of our front door open and then the sound of wheels scraping the dirt drive way, hurriedly I rose to look 👀 out the window to see what was happening. It was this kid pulling the trash can in & letting the dog out 😱 He had noticed that the trash truck had come by and saw that the can needed to be brought back in. I was shocked that he did all this unprompted out of his own will. Years ago when he received his autism diagnosis the doctor told us not to hope for much. I refused to accept that. We pushed him HARD. And look at him now 😭💗 Did I mention how stickin’ proud of the young man he’s becoming. Some how it makes all the struggle worth it.
I asked Brandon to take this picture of me holding Ellarose because I wanted to see what we looked like together. And I was right—We’re adorable. At my favorite beach. With a beautiful scenery & amazing people.
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A warm day calls for being outside completely nakey 😁 I stripped Nici down at daddy's office and he enjoyed it thoroughly, all giggles and smiles😁 #nakeynic
Today is #nationalrainbowbabyday and I’d love to see everyone’s little rainbows! I’d love to hear your stories, your struggles, whatever you’re willing to share. B is a sunrise rainbow baby as he is a surviving twin. ☀️🌈
My kids will be gone for the next few days, and as much as I could use the free time, I really don't like being without them. My inner mama bear comes out with a fierce need to shelter and protect, and I mean, really, how do I do that when they aren't with me? I plan on taking advantage of all the free time, but man, I can't wait to squeeze these two tightly again.
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🌸 GIVEAWAY 🌸
My favourite thing about pregnancy is all the gorgeous dresses I get to show my bump in! So I’ve partnered up with @pinkblushmaternity to give one lucky winner a $75 gift card!
How to enter:
1. Follow @pinkblushmaternity & @everyvikicmoment
2. Like this photo
3. Tag as many friends as you’d like, 1 tag per comment. Each tag equals more entries ☺️ That’s it babes 💘 giveaway will end August 28 at 8pm MST. Winner will be personally messaged once giveaway is closed
NOTE: This giveaway is open internationally and any person who has not won a PinkBlush giveaway in the last 6 months is eligible to win! #shoppinkblush#prettyinpinkblush
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Встретить рассвет и проводить закат в старом городе done ✔
Finalizing plans for our vacation next month has me missing Ireland. We’re sure to see some beautiful scenery on our upcoming trip but I don’t know if anything will ever top the Cliffs of Moher. Standing there, at the edge of the world, was my favorite travel memory yet. 🇮🇪
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Adeline, I hope we will be BFFs forever 👯 ♾🥰
That’s one of my biggest fears... what if my kids don’t like me?! 😬
Sounds crazy because it probably is 😝 #hormonesamiright
Felt cute *not deleting*
We recorded an episode yesterday that will be released next week on @theartofjoypodcast all about boundaries and relationships, we talk a little about this quote from the queen @brenebrown and I haven’t stopped thinking about it.
“Don’t walk through the world looking for evidence that you don’t belong, because you will always find it. Don’t walk through the world looking for evidence that you are not enough, because you’ll always find it. Our worth and our belonging are not negotiated with other people, we carry those inside our hearts.”
Thought I’d share for anyone out there that was questioning their worth today. Never ever forget how much value you add to this world.
Getting good pictures of twins is hard! Especially at this age. They looked so cute yesterday but I eventually just gave up. Here are our picture fails with a photobomb from big sis!
Today is apparently National Rainbow Baby day! 🌈My babes are not rainbows, but their outfits are perfect for the occasion. We’re celebrating all the sweet rainbow babies and twinnies today and thinking of all of the mommas who have had to endure unimaginable loss. ♥️♥️ #nationalrainbowbabyday #twins#fraternaltwins
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We boss moms and bow makers want to come together to show you that even though we all make similar products there is no reason we can’t support each other ❤️
For that reason we're bringing you an AMAZING COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION GIVEAWAY including 12 wonderful bow shops!! 🎀
There will be 4 separate winners and each one will receive $60 in shop credits!
Whenever couples “warn” me how awkward they are, I call bullshit. LOOK AT THESE TWO 😍
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You don’t hear people talk about anxiety after miscarriage often. I’m generally not an anxious personality type. But things change, you change after miscarriage. Anxiety after miscarriage...it’s not easy to confront or acknowledge or understand (at least for me). In general, societally, we are more or less expected to be grateful and overjoyed with pregnancy. While a beautiful thing, it’s doesn’t come without fears, plaguing symptoms or constant worry (guess it’s practice for the 100 % worry you have the rest of forever once you become a parent). But, pregnancy it’s -complicated - after a miscarriage. For me at least, there’s crippling fear, anxiousness in every moment you may feel nothing or even good, and the worry well it’s even worse. Missed miscarriage is hard one (not to say all pregnancy loss isn’t the worst thing imaginable). But with missed miscarriage, it left me feeling betrayed by my body, no closure, no answers, no symptoms/no signs no nothing. I don’t know that any other way that I would feel anything different....I just know my experience. It makes it very difficult to move on. I don’t even know how to listen to my body anymore, what to look for, where to gain reassurance. As we approach our appointment Friday I still don’t get true excitement. It’s a painful waiting process and I feel very guilty wishing for time to go at light speed. In parenthood you wish for time to slow. Between each appointment it feels like an agonizing waiting game. And then, I’m not sure I feel better after a “good appointment”. It just means I have that much more time until the next time I get”reassurance”. While I feel blessed, and pray or wish for peace in this pregnancy the reality is I don’t have it yet. Miscarriage is not only a thief of pregnancy it’s a thief of the joy in future pregnancies (for me) if I’m being honest. That’s the hardest part now. All I can think about is the contrasting feelings of the what was a wonderful sense of naive I had with the previous pregnancies and the awful awareness of what could happen this time. I miss that bliss. I would be lying if I said I was over the moon. Trying very hard some days to find the peace in pregnancy after loss.
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This teething babe has been sooo clingy lately. At least one hand needs to be touching me at all times 😂 It can be annoying but it’s also so adorable...just gonna take in allllll the cuddles. What even is personal space anymore? 🤦🏻♀️ #wearingwithmama#mywildbird
6 1041 hour ago
One year ago today I was in the hospital getting surgery for an abscess and in the worst pain of my entire life. This year I’m chasing my toddler around the house & planning for Hub’s bday weekend 💕. #SoThankful
My all-time favorite everything buddy. Having a daughter really is like having a built in best friend. ❤️
6 711 hour ago
EXPERIMENT TIME!! I’m often asked about lash grows serums and when I check out the ingredients the answer (unfortunately) is always that there are questionable ingredients I definitely don’t want near my eyes. So in trying to be solution oriented (you can take the girl out of a decade of consulting, but you can’t take the love of finding solutions out of the girl), I’m going to see what I can do with a few safe products! I picked up @lashfood collagen primer to use before mascara in the morning and @livefraiche castor oil growth serum for nights. I tried to take a before photo, but it turns to my lashes are so light you can’t actually see them in a photo. So I added the most thin layer of mascara I could manage to get a before shot. This is the @beautycounter Volumizing mascara and I recently picked up a tube of @honest as well - have heard great things. Gearing up for an All About Eyelashes email in a month or two!
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В этом году вторая половина лета не особо балует жаркими днями, за что очень ей благодарна🖤
Omg just look at that smile 😍
This little one is happiest on my chest or in my arms.. Which I loveeeee, but at the same time I use this as an excuse as to why I can’t get anything done, like the sink full of dishes, or the pile of laundry that’s been on the couch since last night and about 3 more loads need to be done, or their drawers full of clothes they have outgrown that I have no idea what to do with, The trash sitting in the kitchen floor that seems to fill up daily needs taken out, and don’t get me started on my car! Or the fact I haven’t washed my hair in a week, omg I could go on and on 🤣
Between Ev and Pey I have about 20 things on my TO DO list every day and I only seem to get around to a few of them. I try sooo hard to keep things tidy and neat and I thought I’d do such a good job as a mom and wife and uhhhhhh that’s not been the case lol it’s HARD with a toddler and a baby🌪, I apologize to my hubby on the days he gets home and the place is still a wreck and luckily his response is always “omg babe really, I don’t care” 🙌🏼
I am so so blessed to have my sweet girls, and a husband that’s so understanding and supportive. 🥰 I always feel pressure to have things perfect as a stay at home mama, like, this is my job. And just like any other job, some days are better than others. Some days you just wanna walk out, cry, punch someone in the face (ok a little extreme)🤣, call out sick and stay in bed all day watching Netflix, and I need to remember this! Not everyday has to be “perfect” as long as you give your best effort you’re doing great!! 💗
Iskorištavamo svaku sekundu..
Doista bih voljela više od svega da dan ima više sati..ili da mogu usporiti vrijeme.
Danas smo kao i svaki dan ustali u 6. U 7 bili u Ninu i lovili čarobnu jutarnju svjetlost. I strepila sam da mi časna sestra ne očita bukvicu zbog hopsanja pred crkvom. 🙄
I da me turistica biciklistica ne pogazi biciklom jer nas je slijedila u stopu i fotkala sve što i mi. Sve dok je nisam naljutila jer sam joj predugo bila u kadru. 😒
Reading with Daddy, his favorite thing! ❤️ @truss84
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It’s my favorite girls birthday 😭😭 I can’t believe my mini me is 7. Scroll to see my babygirl when I first started watching her.
Harpie you are the perfect mix of sweet and sassy. You are kind, caring and the best cuddle bug there is. I love you forever 💗💗
5 531 hour ago
Current new favorite tea! 😍
Tea is one of my most favorite things. Pretty much drink it daily. I love starting my mornings with tea or drinking some to help me relax before bed time 🌱
This brand of earl grey is soo yummy! 🙌
What's your favorite tea? Are you more a tea person or coffee drinker? 💕
Yesterday I was sitting next to my husband in a café in London and found myself blurting out: “Oh my gosh, if I didn’t meet you, I would have worked in a company my entire life.”⠀
I scanned all of the choices, decisions and actions I’d taken the last 4 years and came to the conclusion: my life today, as an American Entrepreneur living in London, is officially unrecognizable from what it would have been.⠀
In coaching, ‘meeting my husband’ is what we call a defining moment: a moment that changes the trajectory of our lives forever.⠀
Steve Jobs brilliantly calls defining moments ‘dots’ in his Stanford commencement speech, saying, “you can’t connect the dots looking forward: you can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect to your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” ⠀
No matter what kind of defining moment you experience, nearly all of them come with one guarantee: they’re guaranteed to create uncertainty, get you out of our comfort zone and stir up emotional vulnerability.⠀
Take my story. Can you imagine the kind of uncertainty, out-of-comfort-zone and emotional vulnerability I faced having a 15-month long distance relationship? And moving permanently to a new country? And setting up a business? The inner struggle was real.⠀
And yet, Steve Jobs argues that these are the very moments are exactly we’re called to experience.⠀
We must practice following our inner guidance. We won’t know how everything is going to play out. But if we trust we’re being guided, all of the best aspects of life like true love, joy, opportunities, freedom, can start to appear for us.⠀
COMMENT below and share some of your defining moments. ⠀
Ok, how many of you guys remember being so excited when mom brought home your favorite snacks @costco and they had the box tops you would clip out and take the next day to your teachers? #ad Welp, guess what? Box Tops For Education has officially gone digital! All you need to do is download the @btfe app, scan your receipt and cash will instantly be sent to the school of your choosing! 😱🙌🏼 now I can really say, a little effort will go a long way. Let’s support our local schools and our children’s education by downloading the app today! #BoxTopsAtCostco
3 1471 hour ago
Kindergarten edition of Instagram vs. Reality. I’m sorry, but they really should have warned me before I got pregnant that today would be so brutal. I was not prepared. I couldn’t be more proud of our confident, yet humble girl. She is kind, hilarious, and whip smart. She will thrive in this new chapter, and whether I’m ready or not she is off. Sending love to all the parents bawling their eyes out behind their sunglasses this year ❤️.
I honestly suck at applying any type of self-tan but was really impressed with @theisleofparadise self-tanning water nonetheless! 😍 Click the link in my bio to read about it and swipe ➡️ to see the ultimate #tanningfail 😂 Anyone else have any horror self-tan stories?! Share in the comments below, or tag me so I know I'm not alone! #tanningprobs
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☀️ + ☕️ + 𝘺𝘰𝘶
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Safe to say he was surprised and pleased as punch about receiving an early birthday gift from his paternal grandparents.
We are 9 years married today. We met and got married in 20 months, planned our wedding in 20 weeks. We were young, in love and didn't think about practical things like having a place to live! We spent 4 weeks backpacking around Europe on our honeymoon it was the best time. When we came home our family had a place for us to rent I remember us packing our stuff up from our parents driving off with a mattress in the boot, the start of many adventures together. I would do it all again in a second especially the month interrailing. Now we are off on a date to more than likely chat about the kids.
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If we could Sea the World through the eyes of a child, we could see the magic in everything 💫
. #Sponsored | This was the first time we visited @SeaWorldSanDiego in over 20 years since we were children, and recently, Jesse and I got to take Auggie for his first time!
It was such a fun day exploring around the SeaWorld San Diego park, going on new rides, eating lots of foods, and running into other mama friends! & One of our favorite parts was the Electric Ocean interactive experience! We totally recommend checking out Atlantis Ignites and Cirque Electrique, 2 of the shows at Electric Ocean!
This was taken from our last hike of the summer. Piper and Sawyer started school last week and as happy as I am to see them go, part of me is sad they won’t be home with me full time anymore. That’s part of the reason I’m so happy to have partnered with @GoGosqueeZ for their #BeTime initiative which has encouraged us to spend more time together adventuring outside. I haven’t taken a single second of it for granted and to put the perfect end to a perfect summer, @GoGosqueeZ sent us this super fun Summer Bucket List Kit filled with all kinds of goodies and our favorite pouches which will be perfect for all the school lunches I’ll be packing! #GoGoSqueeZPartner
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I’m pretty sure @mamawatters kitchen look is iconic now 😍 and because of that of course we needed a mood board inspired by it! Shop in our stories ✨
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I’ve been promising to take Maddie blackberry picking, so we packed up and went on a HOT fruit picking date before i start work. Maddie worked so hard picking her fav fruit in yesterday’s heat... and I’m proud to say that we now have a fridge full of crazy sour blackberries that no one wants to eat. 😂but we had a blast. 😉❤️
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Took 3.75 kids to the doctors for the second day in a row. Why for the second day, you ask? Because when I showed up yesterday, their computer system was telling lies and said that our appointments were actually today and I was a day early 🤪. So we went back today and survived two and four year check ups, shots, and then ran 963 errands! What. A. Day. #mamastired But seriously guys, the pregnancy brain is soooo real and soooo bad the fourth time around. Anyone else?!
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The way we reflect the world around us is the direct reflection of the world within us. 🌹
Earlier this week I shared how much of pleasure it was to attend an incredible happy hour experience with some of my friends all thanks to @NeimanMarcus’ #InCircle membership program. The magical experience allowed me to learn all about different types of cocktails and how to easily make them at home for my friends and family (to all my Harry Potter fans it honestly felt like I was attending a potions class haha!) 🍵⚡️
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Personally, my favorite benefit with being a member of InCircle is their concierge service - which gives you access to a concierge who can make personal events for you and your friends/family at any time - just like the amazing happy hour event that I attended earlier this week! 🍹🌈 #neimanmarcus@neimansman#ad
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Dreaming of this wildflower field with the view down to the sea in our village that we spent so much time in this Summer 🌿🌸💕Lots of sun forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend- hope you’ve all got sunshine filled plans to enjoy X
29 85120 August, 2019
When you didn’t want to actually participate but just wanted to wear a life jacket and eat pizza 🙈😂🙌🏻 🍕 we are headed back up to @coppermtn this week to use the rest of our passes and I’m so excited for Jessamyn to do everything and for Phia and I to watch from the side and eat pizza because #priorities 🙈😂 #raisedoncolorado#coppermountain (sponsored)
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