He already knows that flying like an airplane is pretty much the best thing ever.
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How do you find your zen as a hard workin Mama? 🙏🏻 I wear ALL THE MALAS, sit among the chaos and take a moment to breathe 📿💆🏼♀️ 🙏🏻 My goal today is to minimize the clutter in the playroom which is often the bane of my existence lol 😂 Wish me luck! 🍀
Over the past 24 hours I’ve talked and discussed with a friend that I think I have PPD again. Even just writing that out makes me feel…. Weak? Ill-equipped? Not a good mom? See, I had PPD with Hawk, but I summed it up in my head to Jon being gone in Ohio, the miscarriage, the period after the miscarriage, and everything under the sun. In hindsight, I totally see it was PPD. This time around, I had been doing really well. We treated it from when I was 7 months pregnant, and upped my medication once S was born. Fastforward 8 weeks and I started birth control. Within two days I was wanting to stop breastfeeding S. I was annoyed and didn’t know why, angry and didn’t know at what, and it’s sort of been a downhill slide of internalizing these feelings ever since. I’m sure birth control plays a part. Edit: I KNOW birth control is playing a part, but we kind of both agreed that it was a necessity. Two under two was a handful already.
As I was telling that same friend mentioned above, all of this, she validated all that I was feeling. Reminding me I have a lot on my plate, and helping me see that the most important thing isn’t that I’m feeling guilty that I’m not enough for my children as mom, or that my partner has a head case for a girlfriend. The most important thing was that I was realizing I needed to make a change and seek help in whatever form that may be, and that she loved me no and would be there for me now matter what.
What’s crazy is, I’m in school for mental health. I know the symptoms. With the internet these days, it’s easy to know or read that I’m not alone in PPD, or my anxiety, and there’s enough support out there to screw the stigma. However, its SO DIFFERENT when it’s YOU. It’s harder to accept it, be realistic about it, admit it to yourself, and admit it to others. I just want any mama’s out there possibly going through anything like this- to know that it helps to talk it out with a friend. Hearing yourself say the words, “I think I might have PPD”, is the beginning of a healing process.
BE STILL MY HEART. So much love in one photo. I love watching them interact and bond. Yes, they fight. All. The. Time. But there are tender moments of love and compassion that I LIVE for. Hard to capture in a single snap (especially since it took a million tries to get 2 of all of them smiling), but on the rare occasion that I do, it’s priceless. Just missing big brother, but he’s in 6th grade now so he thinks he’s too cool 😎
Lunch today: Veggie Noodles
We are having our typical parmesan noodles but today I added sauteed mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, green and red bell peppers and kale. I am trying to be more intentional in prepping veggies so I can make quick easy lunches for the kids and I. This is a hit!
Valor, also know as the courage oil. This has so many beautiful and powerful testimonies. Motherhood can bring on so many waves of emotions and feelings that sometimes we can’t control. Oils can help to support us in beautiful ways. This also has been such a blessing to children as well with those little butterflies in their tummies. If you’re on our team you can read more and watch videos about it too! #couragedearheart
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Simply beautiful mommy and me yoga 🧘♀️ duo. Follow @seasunstefunny for more adorable pics
Penny for your thoughts-tuesday?
“Do it for the -gram” is this ongoing joke I have with my friends but honestly, how many of us do it? I think it’s become my new lifestyle 😍 I’ll leave the house and come back with props and little accents that are just right for a photo, and the artistic side of me just explodes with excitement.
I talked before about the uniqueness of Instagram and how it allows us to tell our own stories, share our own photography or artistic skills and I love it! I support recreation 100%, I share my own editing in hopes it will help someone else, and I am actually flattered and driven when I see someone taking an idea and making it their own, but I am not a supporter of plagiarism because... when you discover it, it does not feel good.
When you see someone taking photographs exactly as your own, using your words, and your message, when you put time and effort into your image, it’s very tough and not fun to watch.
I encourage this individual to find your strength, do what *you* love and once you figure that out, run with it! #embracebeingyou
Also, how delicious do these tootsies look!? We love our cuddle & drool blankey from @tinyempireca 💛
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It's 13 degrees, our faces are frozen and our toes hurt, but skipping school to sled with cousins gets two thumbs up from this kid!
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Transformations come in all
Different shapes and sizes. Emotionally, physically and mentally.
Most of you know I’ve been working out for a few years now. Do I want to every day? Heck no! BUT I show up every single day! Do I feel better? Oh yea! It helps me in every aspect.
It’s never too late to start or restart your journey! This life is yours to live. Make it a good one but mostly be happy. ❤️
We're in the middle of moving and finding snacks that are easy and that our kids enjoy has been a struggle. Enter Entenmann's @littlebitessnacks. These snacks are perfect for today’s families and their on-the-go needs—AKA perfect for us! They are available nationwide and I would be lying if I said I didn't eat two packs myself before taking this photo. Time to pick up some more. #lovelittlebites#sponsored
Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all LOVE.
This morning he was crawling all over me, giving me kisses, pretending I was a train track, and giving me big hugs! I loved every second of it!
As for now, he is currently napping in our new living room. 😍
We are slowly getting our new place all put together and being able to recreate a schedule and routine!
It is so cool to watch him get comfortable here and start to realize this is his new home.
He has had so much change in the last year that it feels so good to let us slow down and just BE STILL.
I'm not sure how long we will be in this new home but I can feel that God has a plan for us in the works and we just have to trust the process.
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