I’m making a lifestyle change! First stop was walking up Stone Mountain! I wanted to stop so many times I even faced my fear of heights. I taught my children something today first face your fears it might be scary but you can and will overcome them. Second even if something is hard if you just keep going eventually you end up at the top. Third it’s okay to rest take breaks but keep going. Lastly this mountain climbing is a lot like life it can hurt, you fall, and you risk a lot going after your goals but nothing is sweeter than knowing you accomplished what you set out to do! OAN my sister Jay Rachelle Dorsey got my whole family together! She did all of our hair except for Andre Antonio Williams Sr.lol!! She is the truth!
Hi Moonbeams - .
It's me, Tiffany! I have come to realize that there is a lot of you who don't know much about me. So, following the steps of some of my favorite makers this week, I have decided to do a brief meet the maker post.
First and foremost, I am a mother to two AMAZING boys. They are my world. They are what gives me purpose every single day! My oldest will be 18 in a couple months and is graduation high school next week with Honors! My youngest will be 11 next month and is graduating from 5th grade in two weeks! I cannot believe how big they have gotten and SOOOOO fast! I am married to my best friend. He is the funniest person I know and he loves me and the boys with all of his heart. We have been married for 12 years this coming June 13. Funny story, we were married on a Friday the 13th(on purpose) and had a Halloween themed reception after our wedding. Lots of zombie's and blood. It was incredible. In 6 year, our anniversary will land on a Friday again and I want to renew our vows, barefoot in the Sierra Nevada's overlooking Tahoe. I hope we can make that a reality!
Now onto Mala's. I was first introduced to them by a friend years ago. She was fixing one for a client and was having a heck of a time with it. it caught my interest. That night I went home and started OBSESSING over them. I started researching them which only made my desire to make one stronger. Over the course of the next week, I studied crystals and their meanings. I dived in head first you see. I wanted my first Mala to be this sacred piece, a tool, that I could use in everyday life. I wanted it to be perfect. Once I finally settled on my design and stones, I ordered my beads. When they arrived, I couldn't have been happier. At that moment, the first Pszanka Blossom Mala was born. From that day forward, I have worked hard to create every Mala I make, just like I did my first....with time, care, love and intention. .
Making Mala's gave me something that was solely mine. You see, I am a mother before I am anything else. And for many years, that's all I was. My hobbies were what my kids were doing or what my husband was doing. Then came Mala's. **continued in comments**
Every minute of every day is filled with choices. Free will choices. Choices have outcomes, possibilities and consequences. Our decisions and actions play a significant role in our journey. In fulfilling our purpose. As I observe the choices others make it offers me a variety of lessons on the choices I may make one day. When you make a decision you are either moving forward, expanding and growing or you are staying stuck, immobile and stagnant. In order to grow we often must make the choice to do the uncomfortable option. The one with less certainty or that lacks drive. It’s those obstacles we need to push through to become comfortable with the uncomfortable, become certain in the uncertainty and motivate ourselves where we lack the drive. These are the healthy choices. These make changes. These help you and your soul evolve. Anything less, is just not worth it. Cheers to more progress with positive choices! #choices#love#lack#understanding#motivation#lessons#more#comfortzone#gratitude#iwill#ican#youcan#light#journey#purpose#possibilities#move#angel#angels#spirit#universe#mom#momfirst
FITNESS & HEALTH
This one might sting ... xoxo
I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the excuse: “I don’t have time” or any other “” when it comes to fitness and health. Truthfully I understand that my daily requirements from child to work to wife to everything in between doesn’t match the next persons daily requirements. What I do believe is fitness and health is an absolute choice we make every day and that there is NEVER enough time in the day 😜.
Health is the umbrella word for everything underneath.
✅ nutrition ✅ fitness ✅ self love ✅ mental health but at its ‘core’ let’s just stick with nutrition. We choose daily what we want to put into our bodies. We choose to decide if we are going to eat better or eat worse. Balance is a giant cultural because most of us believe we are eating in a balanced way when in reality we are typically eating over in a certain food group.
It’s absolutely a choice that you can do better for your body and plan accordingly to better your eating habits. Time may be the biggest factor and obstacle for you but we all have time we use for other things so why not invest some of that into our food choices? It’s hard and daunting until you get the hang of it but well worth it in the end!
Fitness is also a choice. Although it is far inferior to nutrition since eating habits control about 80%+ of our weight etc I do still think that physical activity is mentally uplifting. I’m not saying go hard and sniff ammonia and be an absolute crazy beast, 🙈 I’m referring to any physical activity. From walking to running to even just a simple workout. It doesn’t have to be complex or even long to be effective. 💪🏼
So the next time you hear yourself say: “” think really hard about it. It’s your life either way but no matter your situation, it’s a choice to say YES or to say NO to better choices. 🤟🏼
Deep down I know you want to make those better choices. So get going and do it!! Find a way! YOU GOT THIS! 😗✨
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It was one of those nights. Lots of emotions and feelings that I’m trying to absorb.
I’m not one to always say what’s on my mind. I keep so much bottled up... it’s how I’ve always been. But when I can’t contain anymore inside... EVERYTHING comes out 🤷♀️ 🌋
When I’m angry I F-bomb a ton 🙇♀️ 🤬👹 And it takes me a minute or a few days to find my calm ... then all is good within again 🌈 ☀️ I’m a person that is not content when someone is upset or mad at me... I always feel the need to get things fixed instantly so that we can all live happily again.
I don’t hold grudges. The past is the past. What’s done is done. And actions are sometimes much louder than words.
I adapt and learn what to expect... and once I’ve set my expectations ... I don’t expect anything different so I usually don’t get upset... I knew it was coming, right?
We all go through hard days/weeks. These past few months have put the pressure on us all.
I’m not much to sit and talk about my troubled thoughts, but my husband has been my rock through this all. I love you babe 🥰. My parents have been my guiding light 💡 as always. I love you both so much. My Fitness tribe in several groups have been my inspiration and cheerleaders 📣 getting me through each day. The love and motivation from all my friends and family has kept me going and not quitting on myself.
We all have our shit 💩 we’re going through and I am so blessed and thankful 🙏 to have so many in my life getting me through mine.
Oh and of course... thank you wine 🍷 and reruns of “Friends” 🎥 for getting me to relax and unwind at the end of the day.
This is me in a nutshell! I share a lot on social media. It’s become my diary 📔 and an outlet. I don’t usually share my ugly side, as I said 99% of the time I am positive and happy.
I’m sorry that I’m bad with phone calls, or texts or emails... I feel like the days literally fly by 💨 and when I blink I can’t believe how long it’s been in between chats. I don’t mean to be mean or avoid... I literally just haven’t realized how much time has gone by.
24/7 I am MOM! I wake up at 5:30 (usually with little arms around my next and legs across my body, on the small section of the b
Arepa de yuca fit con pollo
400gr de yuca
3 sobres de stevia
1 pechuga desmenuzada
3 dientes de ajo
Pela la yuca,la colocas a hervir en una olla con agua y un poquito de sal aproximadamente 20 minutos,que no quede muy blanda, pasados los 20 minutos retírala del fuego y dejas reposar.
Luego le retiramos la fibra central y procedemos a aplastar con un tenedor, o la puedes pasar por un rallador como tú prefieras.
Amasa bien la ralladura de yuca, a la cual le colocas agua poco a poco, amasa hasta que quede esté consistente como si fuera un puré un poco seco.
Forme bolitas y aplaste hasta que tenga forma de arepa.
Caliente el sartén con el aceite en spray, coloque las arepas por un tiempo aproximadamente de 5 minutos, puedes dejar un poco más de tiempo para que esté más dorada y tostada, solo tienes que estar pendiente, le das la vuelta para que se dore por ambos lados.
El relleno ✌️
Picamos el cilantro, la cebolla, el tómate y el pimentón, se machucan los ajos para sofreír con el aceite de tu preferencia.
Luego que estén todos los ingredientes bien cocidos le vamos agregar especias al gusto, las que tengas en tu casa, le agregamos la pechuga desmenuzada y dejamos cocinar unos 10 minutos
Coloca ese relleno encima de la arepa, puedes picar más cilantro para decorar.
Nota yo las hago fit pero tú las puedes hacer como te guste, hay muchas opciones como queso, le puedes agregar a la masa o encima salchichas, carne de res, de cerdo, como se te antoje, las salsas también le da un toque muy especial la verdad son muy ricas.
I came across a quote the other day and couldn’t help but laughed. I figured I would share:
“Just when I think I’m getting the hang of this whole parenting thing. They grow into a new stage of wtf.”
😂😂😂 I absolutely love being a mom, but I would be one hell of a liar if I said it was easy. Some days I want to pull my own hair out because there’s no winning. They drive each other crazy and drag me into the mix. Only thing that ever works is my loud demon voice...lol...but I can’t help but laugh because I can’t even take myself seriously. (Even my husband can not contain his laughter lol)
It’s always amusing to run across these pages that make it seem like motherhood is a walk in the park. Let’s be real here. Children have their own different personalities with their own agenda. They are growing, learning, and figuring out whether they like dinosaurs one day, bmx, or monster trucks the next.
Y’all, kids are expensive. Daycare is expensive. They are SO WORTH IT... but definitely expensive 🤣
Andy and I are both in healthcare. For the most part, we do well..BUT we have 6 figures of student loan debt from PA school and PT school, live in a city with a higher cost of living, and now have all the expenses that come with being parents.
Well, this month...my coaching income paid for daycare!!! 💁🏼♀️
I’m so grateful I took a chance on myself. I’m so grateful I decided to share with others something that I was passionate about and that I knew could change others lives. I’m so grateful I said yes.
Imagine how different your life could look if you took a chance too?
I cant believe baby Skye’s 4 months old already. 😳
Shes grabbing her toes, shes blowing spit bubbles, she laughs when you tickle her and BOO her, she pinches my face and tries to gobble it, she rarely ever cries or fusses unless shes hungry or wants attention. She just a bundle of JOY!
It’s so crazy to me to think that last year around this time I had lost our angel baby and how upset and emotional I was. 😭
Than I immediately got pregnant again with baby Skye and was so fearful majority of the time, because I was scared I might lose her too. 😢
I did my best to not live in fear and just take it day by day, but to be honest some days were much harder than others. ☹️ Although our loss was extremely hard and will be truly unforgettable our angel baby will always be part of our family and remembered for the short time that was spent in my womb.
Today I sit here in complete gratitude for God blessing us with our rainbow baby Skye whom brings us so much light and love to our family.
I truly couldn’t imagine my life without her now. 🙏🏼😍 Feeling blessed and full of gratitude. 🥰
7 8828 May, 2020
It's hot in CA this week🔥 We hope you and yours are finding some relief from the heat!
If you have a pool, you are very lucky 👍🏼
We found relief at the beach and it was just what the boys needed! They SO needed to get their energy out!
How are you helping your kids get their "willies out"?!
It's been a struggle over here🙄 Luckily we have Dakota to get us outside every day and we FINALLY found bikes for everyone!
To all you awesome parents out there, hang in there and keep up the great work! If your kids are still alive, then I consider this quarantine a success😉😂
🌱Stay happy and healthy!✌🏻
6 3328 May, 2020
For a couple years I struggled trying to decide if I really wanted to grow in my business.
My ultimate fear was having it overtake and hurt my role as a mother.
It’s still something I have to be conscious of everyday.
A thought I once heard is something I try to live by:
“I optimize my life and when my kids want to play, I play.”
How do you keep family first while having a side business?
Every May, in my heart I celebrate the anniversary of my graduation from Tunxis 2017. I didn’t have a chance to study after high school. I went straight to working, to having kids, to getting married and divorced, etc. So going to college and getting a degree was a big deal for me, a dream come true. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I’ll be forever grateful for it. It led me to a path and a career that I had no idea I would love so much 🇻🇪 Cada mayo, en mi corazón celebro el aniversario de mi graduación de Tunxis en 2017. No tuve chance de estudiar después de bachillerato. Fui directo a trabajar, a casarme y tener hijos, a divorciarme etc. Entonces para mi ir a la universidad y obtener un título fue un gran logro, un sueño hecho realidad. Fue una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida y estaré por siempre agradecida. Me llevó a un camino y una carrera que no sabía que iba a amar tanto #tunxiscommunitycollege#businessdegree#momfirst#mujerrealizada#fotografa#amomicarrera#nuncaestarde#cameralover#passionforart#creativelife#justdoit
4 1528 May, 2020
Transparent moment: I use to think when I had my daughter, “she wouldn’t be on technology” like I see all these other moms doing. *
Fast forward to now. I don’t judge a thing another momma does. This is the time I can watch something on the tv, get some school work done, and relax. *
Whatever you are doing to get through the day, mentally sane, KEEP DOING IT. You’re doing just fine Momma 🌸
Meet Miranda, mom to a toddler and 4 month old baby. After having her first child, she knew she needed a purpose outside motherhood to make her a better person, which in turn, made her a happier and better full-time mom.
She initially learned sewing thanks to help from a friend and used Etsy as her main platform for selling her handmade items, but she eventually shifted to the creative space with book binding kits, journal prompts and lettering kits.
Miranda's Etsy shop is called Desert in Bloom Co. and you can also find her a local pop up shops or via instagram @desertinbloomco.
Miranda has some great and thoughtful advice on how to get an Etsy business up and running. This is a very affordable way to start your journey in the hand-made, creative space. Hope you enjoy this interview!
Just incase selling on Etsy is not your thing, I've got you covered! More great mom first career options on IGTV & more to come each week! ~
👨👩👧Family Time is my favorite time. A lot of you know me as the Lady who makes all wedding dreams come true by offering exceptional service and always deliver beyond what is expected. But what you do not know is before I am your Stylist, your Consultant, your Planner, Organizer or Decorator I am a MOTHER and a WIFE. I am so grateful for everything God has blessed me with and all the persons who touch my life in one way or the other. .
Sometimes we need to take a step back.
I’m not perfect.
You’re not perfect.
We are all different.
We all handle things differently.
I make mistakes.
You also make mistakes.
My life isn’t your life.
Your life isn’t my life.
Be kind. Have some grace and be mindful. Your situation isn’t mine and mine isn’t yours. Whether you agree with things I say or do or you don’t, we all deserve to be treated with respect and love. So the next time you feel yourself slip, remember to be kind. It isn’t all about you and it isn’t all about me. Not one person is the same so why are we trying to conform one another to one set way- typically “our way.” It only divides us and doesn’t unite us. Take a step back, take a breath, and remember we are all different. 👊🏼
SHOW LOVE ✨ | ✨ BE KIND
It's been a long time since I've posted, as you can see we've been distracted! Working full time has definitely caused a shift in mine and Norah's routine but I'm so thankful that I get to come home every night and spend my days off with this angel ❤️🕯️ we'll be making candles again real soon, were just enjoying our time together right now 🥰👧
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙩.
𝟯𝟲𝟱 𝗗𝗔𝗬𝗦 𝗔𝗚𝗢 I 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝟮𝟯𝟳 𝗽𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 . My depression had been treated for about 6 months, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴.
🖤 I was 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘁, 𝗲𝘅𝗵𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 & 𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱
🖤 I 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝘁
🖤 I thought 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 self hate 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗲𝗿
🖤 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗿𝘂𝗴 and I depended on it
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝟯𝟱𝟬 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗴𝗼, 𝗜 𝘄𝗼𝗸𝗲 𝘂𝗽 after I saw the left pic on online 🖤 The shame and disgust came over me and I 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴. 𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘐 𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴! 💖
𝟯𝟬𝟬 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗴𝗼 𝗜 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗜 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻. And on FB I saw this mom rocking her life, 🤸♀️ her vibrant energy and positive attitude attracted me to her. 👯♀️ She was doing these 𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙨 💪🏽 following 𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 🌳 and I thought there is no way, 🙅🏽♀️but I kinda want to...𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘵, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢 “𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮” 🤦🏽♀️ Then I saw one thing I was craving, 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗣𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗦. 🎉. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥!
𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗜 am 𝟭𝟲𝟬 𝗽𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀. I am happy and empowered. I have gained so much pride, self love, an amazing girl gang and mom squad and I show up for me every. single. day.
💖 I have pressed play M-F since Aug
💖 I have followed mindful nutrition
💖 I drink my vitamins daily
💖 I lean in to a community of inspiring gals
💖 I have become who I am meant to be
💛 THE WOMEN IN MY ONLINE WELLNESS COMMUNITY HAVE GIVEN ME THE STRENGTH TO TRANSFORM 💛 and we can do that for you too, If you let us 😉
My June #summersquad is OPEN! You in, sis? 🥰. LET’S DO THIS! #momfirst#selflove
17 weeks and I’m feeling freaking pregnant this week😂 apparently with pregnancy #3 + twins my body just knows what to do.🤰
Baby B has been kicking like crazy this week and I felt Baby A kick for the first time today! I can’t believe I’m already almost halfway through this pregnancy, it is flying by!
And since everyone seems to want to know what I’m having more than I did😂 we will announce what we’re having soon! What’s everyone’s guesses?!💖💙
✰ FACE MASK NIGHT✰ I preach this often and I will keep restating, self care is sooooo important! And a family that joins in with you is even better. When you are feeling down, or out of sorts take a night off and take care of you! I am so blessed with a husband that will be my face mask buddy, built in photographer, and deal with all of my antics. I convinced Rob to do a face mask with me AND he let me take pictures. Then Theo saw and would not take no for an answer in joining in. Putting this one in here for the photo diary.
What are you doing to take care of you tonight?
24 25827 May, 2020
I pray for you daily. Sometimes hourly.
Especially when I know you’re in the world and exposed. Hell, sometimes I pray when you’re “safe” in your own home.
Because they can come anytime. And for no reason. Your melanin scares them. Your power as a black man magnifies their inadequacies and insecurities. Your brilliance intimidates them. And don’t you dare be able to articulately express your rights and their wrongs.
And as a result, they feel entitled to take your life. To stop your magnificence. To cut short your extraordinary journey and legacy you’re building.
So I pray for you. I pray that God’s angels protect you when you go to the gas station. And when you walk around your neighborhood. Or sit in your yard. I pray you never get pulled over and some cop who interprets your nonchalance as arrogance and desires to disrupt your greatness by taking your freedom or your life simply because you’re black.
I pray for you. And I pray for US.
I pray you never have to call out for me from the ground as a coward feels you take your last breath and does nothing to stop it. Simply because he can.
I pray for you daily. Sometimes hourly.
And I love you with every breath I take in hopes that no one ever takes yours.
Anyone else? As each week goes on every day there is more push back, more defiance, more crying and frustration (and this just from the kids) about SCHOOL WORK. So PSA school is important but so is my relationship with my kids so we’ll be changing things up a bit! #momfirst
I was SO tired. The kind of tired that is only possible after spending 147 days in the NICU, only to bring the NICU home with us. Oxygen, every 3 hours of meds and feedings on a pump... and exclusively pumping.... it was NUTS! Trying to figure out our new normal was so hard. Trying to still take care of Maddie and Noah 😭 It was harder than I ever thought. .
A lot of people told us about the NICU but no one prepared us for the life afterwards. It is a thing, and I wish I would have known how hard it was going to be. We had everything we had been praying for. Sam was HOME. But I was deep in the trenches of trying to figure out how to navigate this new life.
So many phone calls for early intervention. So many follow up appointments, pharmacy runs, hours in the car, and I could feel myself falling apart. .
How was I going to take care of me so I didn’t lose my mind? .
Start small. .
What if I just did this 20 min workout? Would I feel better? I did... 20 minutes is better than nothing. .
What if instead of binge eating the cookie dough, I drank my chocolate PB smoothie instead? I did and it was delicious. .
What if I dug into my community of ladies that would support me no matter what? I did... they told me I could do this even when I didn’t think I couldn’t. .
The thing about this before and after isn’t one big thing that changed it was me doing the small things every single day that mattered. It was me little by little learning how to take care of him AND me. .
I was stretched so thin, and yet I knew deep down I had to make the time for me or else there wouldn’t be anything left to give. .
My advice, if the end result, your “after” seems so far away- START SMALL. Little changes over time make the biggest difference. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. .
There’s not one right way to start taking care of yourself, you just have to start. Which I also know is the hardest part for most people. So if you need a cheerleader and someone who will be in your corner, 🙋🏻♀️ I’m your girl. Comment below or fill out the link in my bio to learn more about my groups and we can work together so you can start small ❤️
92 11,9652 March, 2020
Sams sick y’all 😭🙏🏻 My mama heart is broken💔. Today we had to call 911 because Sams color turned dusky and lips turned purple and it had to be the scariest moment of my life so far. .
It’s been a very long and exhausting day and we don’t have a lot of answers other than we are home, and his little body is trying hard to fight off whatever he has.I promise I’ll update more when I can. But just pray, for Sam and our family. .
We have been through some traumatic events before but this is by far beyond anything Pat and I have ever experienced. Having to call 911 because your child looks lifeless is beyond words at this point 😭😭😭🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
1,034 5,54823 October, 2019
Woke up this morning in Utah feeling super EXCITED that my sports bra I’ve been wanting to fit actually fits again. 😁🙌🏻 Although I’m traveling and not on my normal routine, I will say I am extremely thankful for my mama unicorn drink.
It has been helping me a ton with my cravings and appetite on this trip to keep me on track with reaching my health goals this summer 🔥😍 #thismomsonamission#postpartumjourney
16 14324 May, 2020
“A word to the wise: never, ever feel guilty about taking care of yourself. Whoever told you that self-care was not okay, or that you should prioritize yourself last, lied.... If you are not at your best, you are not giving your best to your family, your work, or others. Simply put, without regular self-care, you are not living your best life.” -Emily Le
This season of life isn’t a season- because it will last my whole life. I will always be taking care of Sam. And honestly that is a little overwhelming for me- my biggest fear is what will he do if something ever happens to me 😭 so what can I do? .
Take care of ME. Be as healthy- both mentally and physically- as I can be.
Sometimes that means leaving the house after an emotional exhausting day. .
Sometimes that means cancelling therapy because I just cannot deal with another visit. .
Sometimes that means a good cry, a big ole glass of red wine and watching Gilmore girls on Netflix.
And Sometimes that means a good workout- a way to channel all the stress and anxiety. .
I continue to work on me so I can be the best for him and Maddie and Noah. I read my devotional and fill my mind with positivity. I sweat out the stress every day. And I plug into my groups, where there are mamas who are living and surviving the same struggles I am. .
I am opening enrollment for my March accountability group! Are you in need of this kind of community that will lift you up on your hardest days and help you get healthy from the inside out?! Comment below with a 🙌🏻 emoji or fill out the link to join in my bio!
68 2,58917 February, 2020
I never really knew what my purpose was/would be here in the world but now when I look at you, I know it’s to be your mom. I was meant for you and you were meant for me. Daddy and I love you more than you’ll ever know. Blake Rylie, our greatest little blessing. #momlife#fitmom#myreason#momfirst#always
106 10,04623 January, 2020
When I say to Oasis let’s take pictures 😩 she is done with me😂
Baby girl...it's time to go!!! 😂😘 Definitely feeling all the 36 weeks preggo feels! 🙌🏻😜 Well in all HONESTY I am actually loving being pregnant again more than I ever thought I would!! I'm thinking my body is meant to carry little humans... I remember in the beginning of my first pregnancy and even this pregnancy I for sure had those negative thoughts in my head of what it was going to be like from what I saw on movies, in books, and stories from the internet or from other women.
I for sure feel super uncomfortable most days these days, have to pee every few mins and baby girl kicks me a TON! However, its so worth it and such a blessing to be able to grow a freaking human!! Every time I feel uncomfortable or down on myself about all the body changes my body is going through I remind myself that I am extremely GRATEfUL and BLESSED to be able to experience all of these things that a mother might go through before giving birth to a child! I know we have a lot of challenges to come, but yet I am EXCITED and NERVOUS at the same time to face them with my man right by my side!
I must say that having and keeping a positive MINDSET through both pregnancies has totally changed my entire pregnancy journey and experience as a new mama!
Although it's been a memorable fun experience...This mama is ready to have her body back! So baby girl, don't get to comfortable, because in about 26 days it's time to GO! 🤰 #36weekspreggo#babyalmosthere#pregnancyphotoshoot