At 36 weeks, inside my head is organized chaos - 17 different tabs are open and then the internet fails, “file not found” notifications are going off, all while the “Go Diego, Go” theme song is faintly playing on repeat somewhere off screen... yet somehow, I have all my checklists checked and feel ready in my mind, body, and soul for this baby to evacuate soon.
I’m so lucky to have a sweet husband keeping me sane and helping me stay comfortable... now when I’m hurting and moan about Braxton Hicks contractions, Russell runs over, grabs my face and says, “Mama, what matter? You need a rub? I rub you.” He has a great example.
🅘 🅓🅞🅝’🅣 🅗🅐🅥🅔 🅣🅘🅜🅔
Honestly, we don’t have time NOT to do this. You don’t have time to sit around and watch Netflix, because you’ll look up one day and wonder why you’re still paycheck to paycheck.
We don’t have time to waste, because our kiddos are watching our every step, and we are their example. Do you want more for them, like I do for our little girl?
You don’t have time... yet on average, people check their phones like 110 times daily... and it’s not seriously improving their lives or helping others in the best way possible.
It’s not that you don’t have time. You make time for what is 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝. So really look around and decide what YOU WANT. Why do you want it? And what’s stopping you from going for it? Because what you do now, and the people you surround yourself with, determines the next years of your life.
Dm me for more info on this opportunity 🌟
My first meal in 4 days that isn’t a superfood shake, a bowl of soup, or a protein bar... honestly, it was freaking amazing!! I was beyond excited that I did another video on how I made it! So, be on the lookout for that here in about 7 hours after it uploads! 🤣🤣 Seriously though, I was looking forward to some serious soul food and my prime #1 meal is pasta.
I went all in and made a veggie filled, cheesy goodness, yummy lasagna. Not to brag on myself, but it was beyond delish. But, you will notice that the majority of my plate is Brussels sprouts. It’s all about balance. Pasta isn’t something you have to cut completely out. You can still have it. Carbs are not the enemy. You just have to know that it is all a game of Give and Take!
Video coming soon on how I made my dinner. Hope you enjoy it!
Today I was in full mom mode. Dishes, laundry, prepping dinner, settling fights, wipin bums, blowing noses, fighting nap time with a toddler. The works. And I almost gave into a @crumblcookies. Anyone else?
I typically like to get “full on ready” most of the time. But lately I’ve been embracing the sleek, greasy ponytail, dark clothes, and a super natural makeup look.
What does your day to day mom look consist of?
Children, just like us, like to be heard. If you want your child to trust you and want to talk to you openly be sure to keep that line of communication open by truly listening.
Not always are they seeking advice or guidance, just an hear to vent to.
The radio was talking about different thing that make people happy so I thought I'd write my own list 😁
Music! When I'm playing an instrument my heart feels so happy. Or when I'm listening to really good music, when it surrounds me. That makes me happy ❤️
Working in the garden. Weeding, planting, digging. It feels so good 🧡
Exploring somewhere I've never been before. A secret garden, a beautiful new park, a new country 💛
Being in God's creation. There's just something about being outside that makes me feel good and puts a smile on my face 💚
Good friends and good conversation. Life giving words from my favourite people make me feel amazing. I am so thankful that I have a lot of these people in my life 💙
My family. What else is there to say? They are my home 💜
What makes you happy?
Do you look at your reflection and smile 😄 or frown 😔? Does buying jeans make you excited 🤩 or send you into a panic 😱? I haven't worked out more than three times this month, and I grinned like an idiot buying these pants and catching a glimpse of my arm in the mirror.
I'm overweight for my height. I don't have a six pack. I don't workout when I'm sick just to get good results and I don't eat below my bracket because I want to see the scale move.
And I absolutely LOVE ❤❤ my body.
You can't hate yourself skinny. You can starve yourself skinny, but that won't make you love yourself.
🗣 WHOA Kylo wants to let you know ... Annual passholder tickets are already SOLD OUT for the Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite!!! So you’ve probably heard but I wanted to get the details out on a post too. I shared in my story about the 🌠 Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite ticket sales! ✨ Event date - August 27th 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM 🎫 Tickets for the general public go on sale February 20, 2020! Tickets are $109 per ticket. ✨ The ticket for this event also includes admission to Disneyland Park before the party begins, starting at 6:00 PM. 🌠 Event Highlights include 🌠
✨ Galactic Dance Party
✨ Character Encounters - meet some of your fave Star Wars Characters.
✨ Star Wars Fireworks
✨ Fun Photo Ops with event-themed backdrops.
✨ Stellar Tunes - Listen to sensational music throughout the night.
✨ Themed Eats - at select Disneyland Park locations.
✨ Limited-Release Merchandise: Purchase Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite items, while supplies last.
✨ After-Hours Access to Attractions: Ride some of the park’s classic attractions throughout the event, usually with shorter wait times. ❌(Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be available during this event due to required maintenance time.)❌
✨ Memorable Keepsakes: Receive a commemorative credential and event guide as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party. .
My hairs not brushed, Im still in my PJs and I dont even care. Its just hard seeing them in so much pain and feeling like there's nothing you can do to help apart from panadol and teething gel...and cuddles of course. •
I've spent the last few days and nights just cuddling him and trying to distract him from that pain. Im actually happy for once that we havent settled in to a good sleep routine yet, because I cant even imagine how I'd function if I went from sleeping well to this...I already feel like a mess 😅 •
스튜디오에서 찍긴할건데 백일, 오늘 무슨 이벤트가 있어야 할 것 같아서 죠랑 이러고 놀았듬.
엄마는 백장 천장 찍고 놀고 싶었으나 죠가 잠이와+ 짜증나+ 안아줘 상태가 되어 짧게 마무리 하였다...... 흙
그래서 여러가지 미흡한 점이 뒤늦게 보여도 어찌할 수가 없수구리.. ㅜㅜ
내 옆에서 코골면서 자고 있는 전지호야. 엄마 뱃속에서 지내던 기간이 아직은 세상에 나온 기간보다 길어서 적응하는데 애쓰고 있지. 엄마가 아빠가 해 줄 수 있는 것들은 물심양면으로 도와줄게.
몸과 마음에 상처받지 않고 자라게 해 달라고 삼신할머니께 말씀 드렸으니 삼신할매도 지호가 단단하게 자랄 수 있도록 지켜주실거야.
사랑하고, 건강하게 백일 맞은 것 축하해.
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Oh, my heart ❤️ Riley was being a little too quiet this evening, and when I went to check on him, this is what I found. #bigbrother#littlesister
#ad I partnered with @GreenChef to show you guys how quick & easy they make prepping & cooking a meal can be with their fresh meals. This was super fun to do & I’m excited to show you more videos on each meal I got to cook & eat!
If you use RENNAGUSTIN80 on their website (which is linked in my bio) you’ll get $80 + Free Shipping on your first order. The meals & the instructions were so easy that I was able to juggle cooking & watching Soybean at the same time!
Have you ever wanted a makeup routine that would take you 10 minutes or less..? Maskcara Beauty is totally for you! All it takes is one compact, a few colors, and BAM! You’re a hottie rolling out the door in no time! Don’t make your man suffer any longer with your hour routine... hop on the maskcara beauty band wagon. Get in here, Gorgeous! 💋✨ Need a color match? AWESOME! Head to the link in my bio and fill out my color match form!
Want to make money from home just like me? Dm me for more details or head on over to my link and click “become and artist”! Colors used:
Amber and Candlelit Hightlight
Walnut and Indigo Contour
Frenchie Lip& Cheek
Nude and summer love for lips
Oak, trust, soulmate, & Sabrina for Eyeshadow •
In July of last year, I caught something crazy on my sons baby monitor, right away my husband decided to pull out his phone and get it on video. We soon thought it was too weird and went to his room to investigate. Season 2 Episode 17 of Paranormal Caught on Camera on the @travelchannel , AIRS TONIGHT @ 9pm EST!! It features the video my husband caught on camera of Noah in his crib recorded in July 2019, and an interview with me! 🎥
I’M BACK!!! What a ride end of 2019. Who else moves during Christmas Break? This one and her family. But let me tell ya it felt great to press play and feel my muscles workin.
I hit the barre. Notice the spelling!!! Into my newest program which incorporates every joint, muscle and most importantly...core.
Watch me in stories for my fav moves of the day.
Have you followed through on your regimen or are you still seeking something? Well, look no further and hit me up to help you find what works best for you and your goals!!! #backinaction#barreblend#mamagotgoals#takingcareofme#takecareofyourtemple#momlife#momofteens
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Whole 30, Day 3:
Meal 1 - leftover chorizo hash with scrambled egg mixed in and 1/2 avocado
Meal 2 - leftover cabbage with chicken and an apple
Meal 3 - baked King Salmon (caught by my hubby) and steamed broccoli, with a little homemade tartar sauce using avocado mayo and pickles. So yummy! *
I got my braces fixed/adjusted today so my teeth are killing me. Dinner was hard to eat. That has been my biggest struggle so far: chewing! :( and the limitations that having braces does to my food options. Oh well. I will make due. *
Friends with kids with Down syndrome. How would you respond to this message? What’s your advice? “I still struggle with accepting she has Down syndrome and that you can see it and that she will have an intellectual disability which I’m hoping won’t be to evident” ...
I had a tough time even saying Down syndrome when we first received Jordan Grace’s diagnosis. I used to say “DS” almost like a bad word and sort of under my breath. I didn’t want to talk about it or hear how someone’s mother’s brother’s cousin’s friend had it and they were such a gift. I didn’t want to hear how God only sends special parents a special kid. I know how this mom feels, I’ve felt this way. I think the fear comes from the world around us, how unaccepting and judgmental society can be. I don’t let myself wonder about the future. She’s taught me to live in the present and not worry about what’s to come. I have dreams for her, but I also believe in her dreams, she’s determined and ambitious. I will support her in what she wants to do in life just like her sisters. There are no promises in this world except for this moment, we can choose to live lovingly and fully, or we can choose to worry. I give myself permission to have dark moments which creep in once in a while, but I don’t wallow in them, I let them pass and I move on.
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being a mom is freaking hard. that is all.
and because of that, you need a tribe. a mom tribe that roots you on all. the. dang. time. 🖤🖤🖤
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Thankful for time spent with my sweet parents today!❤
Thank you @GreenToysinc for sending these awesome toys over!!!
Just in time to put a smile and cheer up these 2 kiddos #SiennaSkyler who's been down with the flu virus the entire last week...
This may look like any ordinary toys but it isn't!!! ✔️They are made from 100% recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. 🌍💚
✔️Made with recycled milk jugs (over 80 million and counting!) 😲😲😲
✔️No small parts, no paints, no lights/sounds/BATTERIES 🙌 (super safe)
✔️Great for open, imaginative play
✔️Made in USA 🇺🇸...
First thought that came to mind was how flimsy these recycled toys will be n will be destroyed by my kiddos in no time... 😅🤪
But to my surprised, it is so well made, durable, thick n sturdy!!! It doesn't feel like it's ever gonna break anytime soon...
What's there not to like about this company n their line of toys!!!
💚💚💚LOVE It 💚💚💚
Good things must share 🤗
For all the mother earth lovers, click the link in my bio 👆(https://cutt.ly/vrSV8xk) to receive 40% off your Green Toys purchase using the code "40GTAMB". This code is valid from 2/11/20 - 4/15/20.
If you watched my highlights about this , you’ll know that maintenance is such an important part of organizing!
Did you understand what I said about the importance of knowing WHY the organized closet became disorganized again?
In this closet, it was definitely a tweaking situation! The cleaning lady who is in charge of folding and putting everything away wasn’t able to fold the clothes nicely as originally planned. So we’re eliminating as much folding as possible by putting shirts and pants on hangers and using bins for pjs because bins hide imperfections!
Did you do any maintenance this week? We’re you able to “diagnose” what wasn’t working??
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Life is busy, life is good. And the big focus in our house is taking care of our family, ourselves, and our home. The #SharkIQRobot has been incredible to use the past couple of months. I can open the app and choose which room map for it to clean- or I can have the whole house done- and it saves us so much energy throughout the week for cleaning and upkeep. The Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty™ cleans itself out and we don’t have to really think about emptying its base for about 30 days. The Shark IQ Robot focuses on helping me keep my house clean while I can focus on important things- like being stress free during pregnancy. .
#saturdayvibes ... we will be here until forever snuggling if you need us... 🥰😘
1 615 February, 2020
&&& this is how we ended the night... no naps... so extra early bedtime... & still watching Frozen II. Pretty sure it’s the best $19.99 I’ve ever spent. Still... no judgement... it tamed these under the weather beasts. 😜 #momsurvival#nojudgementzone
1 1114 February, 2020
Colds, cold weather, &&& days off of school call for everything Frozen... complete with jam jams and the new Frozen movie! 🤫... we may be on #round4 of viewing in less than 24 hours... don’t judge! 🤣😳☺️
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Basically my new uniform for all of this rain. We’re going on about 2.5 weeks of being around rain... it even followed us to Charleston. One day I’ll be able to take pictures outside again! 🤪
SÅÅ SKÖNT att de sista dagarna bestått av så mycket glädje och energi✌🏽🤩. Ibland behöver man ladda ur för att ladda om. Jag är ju en tjej som du knappast kan förstå mår dåligt ibland, eftersom jag har blivit expert på att dölja det. Trodde jag hade kommit längre och faktiskt vågat börja visa och prata, tala om när glädjen eller energin inte finns där. Men nej, där har jag nog fortfarande endast mig själv att prata med i dom stunderna.
Men, så att fatta mig kort så är jag så tacksam över att medicineringen börjat infinna sig rätt, fått mer energi och ork till att träna och röra på mig, börjat komma in i jobbet igen, och hitta rutinerna hemma som fungerar bäst för oss. Tack alla fina arbetskollegor, vänner och familj 😊💘
How much adidas is too much?! New workout clothes (and shoes!) always motivate me to keep up with my health and fitness goals! #ad I was so excited to find some of my favorite brands @jcpenney at very affordable prices. JCPenney carries a wide range of activewear for a great value - including some of the national brands we all love to sweat in! #AllAtJCP
What helps you stay focused on YOUR health?
Mommy’s Littlest Love 💕 .
Soo happy for our nuna pipa lite, the lightest quality car seat found, as a c-section mama this is such a relief to have in case I have to make an outing without any help 🙌🏼 @nuna_usa .
My body keeps trying to stop me, but with a lil maintenance, thanks to frequent acupuncture, Cupping and massage, my back problems can f-right off! It’s been so hard to stay motivated to work out with all the obstacles and having to slow down and listen to my body! Last weekend, I couldn’t even walk and wheel my carryon luggage without crying from the pain 😭😭 Pregnancy is a humbling thing, ain’t it?
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My girl. My Rory to my Lorelai. Don’t ever settle for second best, you will take this world by Storm. Who else is obsessed with Gilmore girls?? Xx Blake Storm⚡️
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A clean kitchen that smells like Fabuloso. Trying to convince my hubby to take Aria and I out for dinner so that it stays that way. 😉