I saw a meme the other day about how moms are solely responsible for all of the holiday magic and how it’s no wonder we get stressed. Now at first I brushed it off but today I stopped and thought about what’s been done at our house: Presents 🛍 - mom Wrapping 🎁- mom Baking 🍪 - mom Christmas cards 💌 - mom Arranging pictures 📸 & outfits 👨👩👦 for said cards - mom Keeping all this on budget 💸 - mom Not to mention coordinating the meal plans, what time we’ll be at what family members, managing the calendar with a million Christmas parties and activities, and now the elf on the shelf - it adds a ton to the to do list! So if this is you too - I’m gonna remind you it’s ok to say no or to ask for help. And also fully admit that’s me not taking my own advice and if you have any other suggestions to stay sane during the holidays to wrap them up and send them my way. #momsmakechristmasmagical #momlife #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear #holidayseason #holidaymagic #momtruth #todolist
Our annual Christmas tree expedition is just like yours...just without the field and the the tree comes pre-wrapped ( like those mystery toy bags the kids like!) Also there’s no cocoa, but there’s slushees and pretzels at the snack bar and we can pick up toilet paper at the same time. Which is pretty darn magical if you ask me. #samsclub #christmastraditions #christmasmagic #magicalchristmastree #christmastree
I'm starting to feel the stress of the holidays. I feel like I have this list of things to get done and at the end of the day I'm laying in bed, tired as hell, nothing checked off my list and wondering what the hell I did all day. 😂 #momlife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously though, it's all about priority. What can wait. What do I need done in order to be successful tomorrow. 1. Exercise 2. Healthy food ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don't have to worry about what I'm eating for the next 6 days. Which means there's more time for that long list of shit awaiting me! Priorities, people. No one is gonna buy your excuses except for the person making them, so might as well not make them at all. 👌 #beprepared
The kind of moments that make you think "...Santa?"
Christmas is less than 10 days away!! Where has the month of December gone?! Give us a 🙌🏻 if you’re all done with your Christmas shopping! (Because you deserve a high 5!) Give us a 🎁 if you’re in the wrapping stage. Give us a 🤞🏻 if you are still searching for the perfect gifts! And if you are a last minute shopper, we have a holiday gift guide for all the tween girls in your life! Just visit the link in our bio for gift inspiration and links so you can finish up that shopping and enjoy the season! #treasuredgirlz #linkinbio
Up late, eating the ugliest frosted sugar cookies you’ve ever seen. Drinking cocoa and running around like wild banshies. << what it looked like from the outside • A sweet afternoon of the kids dumping sprinkles and pounds of buttercream on their homemade sugar cookies. Continuing the tradition of jammies, cocoa, and looking at lights. Making memories and traditions that one day I hope they’ll pass onto their kids! << what it was to me. • We found some awesome places around Spokane to view some really spectacular shows! Super grateful for the creative people who put so much work into their light displays!
Christmas is our favorite time of the year. We've been doing crafts here and there and the kiddos are really enthused with all that is Christmastime. They are ESPECIALLY ready to spend it in Florida! • FIT 50 FOR FLORIDA Workout #46 was about 15 bodyweight exercises, abs, and headstands. We had another super busy day and did about 20 things so I needed to do a fast but effective workout. Fruits: EEK! 0? I'll make up for that... Veggies: 3 I was too busy to eat I guess! #vegan #Christmas #Christmastime #vacay #vacation #craft #exercise #mombod #momlife #momtruth
Let me get honest here ! This isn’t the Christmas tree of my dreams ! I wanted a fuller taller and beautiful tree! We defiantly got a unique one ! I let our 5 year old pick out the tree this year ... note to self I will be picking out all the trees in the future! Caiden was super excited though bout the tree and that is what matters ! It doesn’t look too bad when the lights in room are off and the only lights on are the tree lights ! Also our tree base didn’t work with it because the stem was too small . But amazing hubby used an old towel and made it work. Though I’m not in love with the tree I’m thankful too have a tree and roof over our heads! Nicole loves all the lights and is full of so much joy ! . . . . #christmas #christmastree #christmasdecor #christmas2019 #december #baby #babygirl #lifestyle #blogger #bloggerstyle #blogg #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram #instagood #instagram #mombloginfluence #mompreneur #momblogger #momsofinstagram #momlife #motherhood #parenting #momtribe #momtruth #faith #familytime #photooftoday #babiesfirstchristmas #zalamoon #zaladays
Even when you’re feeling low, even when someone discourages you, even if it takes you time to accept what you see in the mirror after you have a baby...APPRECIATE your body. It may take time learning to love your body after kids and that’s ok but also RESPECT it because YOUR body blessed the world with YOUR children #mom #momtruth #momlife #mombod #mombody #bodyafterbaby #bodyafterbabies #momblog #momblogger #momvlog #momvlogger #loveyourself #loveyourbody #lovewhatyousee #appreciateyourself #mommy #mommyblog #mommyblogger #mommyvlog #mommyvlogger #momssupportingmoms #momssupportmoms #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodrising #instamom #instagrammom #womenempowerment #reallifemadre
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It can be so tough when we're at the end of our rope, can't it? It can be so challenging to think of good, kind, important things to say to our kids - especially when we, ourselves, are not feeling good and kind. It can be especially challenging when our kids are not being good and kind, either. Take a second this week to be purposeful in your words. Here are some examples that we really love. They are powerful, and they don't require anything in return from your tween or teen. They're simply golden nuggets of goodness for you to sprinkle into their day. You don't always have to say I love you, you can tell them they're brave. Or that they're a hard worker. Or that they're doing a great job. That's the thing about moms. "I love you" sounds like a lot of different things. . . . . . . . . #momtruth #momsofteens #momsofinstagram #family #parenting #momblogger #momsoftweensandteens #parentingateenager #momlife #parentingtips #parentingquotes
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Ice cream date, just us girls. . . #igkids #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #babygirl #scarlettsarajean #girlmom #motherhoodthroughinstagram #themagicofchildhood #momtruth #daughter #motherhood #brandrep #brandrepbaby #toddler #toddlerlife #candidchildhood #dailyparenting #toddlermama #momsofinstagram #themotherhoodcorner #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunhinged #momstyle #clickinmoms
[Went to @target for tape & cat food] P: "Dad, I was good behavior." Tye: "Okay, Pipe." P: "So I get Starbucks." Tye: "What?" P: "Mommy says I get Starbucks when I'm good." Tye: 😬 . . . . . #momwin #raisingtinyhumans #lifeasmama #momtruth #letthembelittle #mytinymoments #thehappynow #girlmom
Our Reindeer 🦌♥️🦌. I can’t believe less than 2 weeks before Christmas 🎄 😱⭐️.
I would say “I’m sorry for posting a lot” but that would be like me apologizing for achieving my goals and I’m not never doing that.. It’s gone be a whole lot of “she think she this, she think she that” in 2020... • • • • • • #MumLife #unicornmom #moms #mom #momlife #mynameismama #motherhood #mother #parenting #parenthood #mommylife #parentproblems #momhumor #momtruth #mumlife #dailyparenting #relatable #bloggers #MomsOfInstagram #InspoDaily #BlackFamily #Style #FamilyStyle #FamilyFirst #Viral_qt #MomLife #Motherhood #FamilyGoals #Instacute #MakingMemories
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗜𝗗𝗗𝗟𝗘. Not the peak. Not the start. But the action. The hard part that no one sees. The effort. The hurdles. The days you want to quit. It’s easy to celebrate the start of something amazing. Normal to celebrate when you’ve conquered an achievement. But why don’t we celebrate the DURING? That’s WORTH celebrating. Your effort. Your blood, sweat, and tears. The HARD and ugly days. The late nights and early mornings. The sacrifices. Watching my husband these last few months WEEERRRKK like no one understands...has been eye opening and PROOF that entrepreneurship is both beautiful yet HARD. It’s ROUGH to celebrate while you’re in the trenches. But if you never smile at the small wins and stop to acknowledge the mini milestones ON YOUR JOURNEY....you won’t make it through the tough days. I’ve learned a lot since starting my business as a coach...and whether I admit it or not to him...my hubby definitely inspires me on the daily.❤️ To my girlfriends that rocked 2019 - I’m proud of you. To my girls that are closing these last few days of the year wishing they did things differently - next year is a BRAND NEW slate. To my girls who fought, clawed, and are embracing every hurdle that came at them in 2019 - no matter how ugly...you cross that finish line and make these last 10 days count. 😘
❤️ Let’s stop the vicious cycle of mean moms raising mean daughters. 🧡 Let’s teach them what kindness looks like by our own example. 💛 Let’s teach them that including and accepting all people is the right thing to do. 💚 Cliques, competitiveness, jealously, and shaming only do harm. We need to teach our daughters that their actions have consequences. And we need to be real with them on what those consequences look like. 💙 Applaud them for sticking up for themselves or one of their friends. Even when no one else agrees. 💜 Ask them how their day was. Ask about their friends. Find out if someone is being isolated or made fun of. There is nothing more destructive than a mom who is in denial. As moms we all have an obligation to raise our children to be kind. However, if we are not practicing kindness in our own lives, how can we ever expect our children too? My girl @maryfairyboberry said it best with meme. Take a long hard look in the mirror. If you are not practicing what you are preaching then you are part of the problem. Mary is one of the kindest and realest moms I met on IG and I’m so grateful for her friendship. If you are not following her you need to be. ❤️ @maryfairyboberry #momssupportingmom #momstrong #endthecycle #bullies #bullying #getinvolved #stopthecycle #teachkindness #kindness #momsofinsta #realmoms #goodmoms #momtruth #motherhoodunplugged #honestmom #momminwithtruth
Especially the days leading up to Christmas 🙏🏻 . . . . . . . #magicofmotherhood #momlife #momlifebelike #momlifeisthebestlife #motherhood #motherhoodismagic #momsquad #thestruggleisreal #momtruth #christmasismagic #santaiscoming #santaclausiscomingtotown #themostwonderfultimeoftheyear
Has the voice in your head ever said: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤷🏼♀️ I don’t even know where to start? 😭 I can’t stand this any more! 🤯 I’ve tried everything but still, nothing works! 🥺 I want to change XYZ but I’m afraid! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is your opportunity. Let’s create the life you dream of! #empoweringmoms #raisingchildren #singlemother #singlemomstrong #strength #selflove #momtruth #empoweredwomen #iamenough #changecanbegood #transformation #authenticself #divorcedmom #youareenough #youarenotalone #personalgrowth #takeaction #createalifeyoulove #dailyencouragement #mindfulawareness #selfacceptance #wecandohardthings #mentalhealth #coparenting #lifeafterdivorce #honestmotherhood #itstoughwork #findingpurpose #onehundredemotions
@mixedmombrownbabies: “Can I tell you one of the scariest moments of my life? My scheduled cesarean. As a mom who had TWO emergency, and I mean emergency in every sense of the word, cesareans prior you’d think I could handle a scheduled one, right? Walking into the hospital knowing I was about to be cut open scared me to death. I think for the most part it was due to the fact that I had NEVER been awake for one before. In my experience, c-section meant being put to sleep and waking up to a baby, how easy right 🤣. So naturally days before my scheduled procedure I was on the internet day and night looking up how it would go so I would be prepared, and I still wasn’t quite prepared. And in an effort to help other mommas out I put together my 5 things they don’t tell you about a scheduled c-section list below: First, getting the spinal tap or epidural or whatever it was, really isn’t that bad. I’ve always heard people say you have to hold extra still or they can paralyze you, which gave me so much anxiety. Because I’m like what if I’m having a contraction? I can’t sit still then. But no, it wasn’t that bad. Uncomfortable yes, horrible no. Second, you may throw up and that’s okay. I was also super nervous about vomiting. I was for sure if I threw up with my guts all out on the operating table I’d choke and die. I know super morbid for no reason. But no, you vomit, they clean you up and you keep it moving. Or not moving I should say. Third, not being able to hold your baby immediately after they are born sucks. Like really sucks. Or at least it did for me. Fourth, the smell of your flesh being burnt is bad. Like I almost threw up bad. I was NOT prepared. Finally, your partner will leave you, or at least mine did. After Koehn was born they weighed him and all that jazz then took him up to the nursery while I got put back together. So guess who had to go with to the nursery with him, that’s right daddy. So I was left in this operating room by myself for what seemed like FOREVER and was even more scared I’d die and Des wouldn’t know. I know, I’m a little special.” More linked in bio on @mixedmombrownbabies
A little reality check for you tonight...🔥 In less than two weeks- it’s going to be a new decade. Not just a new year, a brand new DECADE 🤯😱 Most people will write out “resolutions” and give it zero thought on how they will actually achieve it. . 👉🏼 have you mapped out your 2020 smart goals? (Specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, time based) . 👉🏼 what does your monthly roadmap need to look like to achieve the desired outcomes? . 👉🏼 have you reset your calendar and mapped out day by day what a successful week/month should look like to achieve your goals? . Are you ready? 😳 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ YES or NO #bossbabes let me know below 👇🏽