Happy Saturday, beauties! Sitting here in the hotel room getting ready to call it a night and thought I would do a quick “five random facts about me”. 5️⃣ — I had my first baby girl a month after I turned 17. She quite possibly saved my life, and I thank God for her everyday. 4️⃣ — I love love LOVE my 9-5 job. I am so incredibly lucky to do what I do 40 hours a week. I am a Registered Nurse with an office job. No more night shift for this girl. I work with government programs and reimbursement from value based programs. 3️⃣ — When all of my kids are off living their best lives, I want to sell our house and live in an RV with Ri and just travel the world. 2️⃣ — I would take a rainy day over a hot, summer day. Something about the smell and sound of rain that is my ultimate ZEN! 1️⃣ — I have been on anxiety meds since my mom died when I was 19. I hate that there is such a stigma around mental health and treatment. It’s a REAL THING and everyone deserves to get help without being criticized. .
I would love for you to drop a random fact about yourself! Let’s get to know each other a little better. .
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Hi everyone! 👋 I’m Jen. Mama to Oliver and Becket. I just got on Instagram and want to share with everyone my journey with motherhood. My son Beck suffers from ADHD so I will also be sharing about that as well. Hope you all enjoy!
I probably should have brought this home with me. This striped knit, Chelsea28 dress fits so well. The knit is heavy so it drapes nicely. It could be dressed up with heels but I like it with a pair of sneakers too.
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Logan is 3 months old today and weights 15.8lbs. He can roll over from back to belly, and sometimes back. He is still a good sleeper but has started teething so it has changed a bit. We need to start putting bibs on him from drooling.
He loves it when we help him jump on our laps, and help him pull up to a stand. He is so proud of himself.
Logan moved into his crib this month, and out of his bassenette. He likes that so much better. #3monthsold#siblings#milestones#mommaof3#momsofinstagram#proudmomma#mybabes#showingthemoff
It has been a wild and wonderful week. I've been reflecting on this week's momtra of embody it until you become it daily.
This week I had the opportunity to attend a two day training that focused on executive presence and public speaking.
To get the most out of the training particpants needed to be willing to fail in order to receive meaningful feedback.
I heard that I was confident, calm, flexible, and a great storyteller.
I receive all of these kind words, and I know that they're a direct result of me showing up for myself.
I've built enough trust with myself to be confident, calm, and flexible. When anxiety shows up I recognize that it's there but it's not me. I've realized that even though my journalism career sputtered I exist to tell stories.
There was no real magic to this awakening, just work. I wanted to be calm, confident, and adaptable so I asked myself how someone who embodies those traits shows up in the world. I practiced on my circumstances. This is the work.
Sometimes I dream of designing my own clothing. Over the past years I’ve been craving it more and more. I know what I want. I know exactly how I’ll wear it. When that day comes, it’s going to be amazing & quite fulfilling. Right now, my main focus is being a mom to my 4 little ones who need me so much. I want to be there with them every single moment.
One day I’ll have all the extra time I need, until then I’ll continue to sketch the dreamy outfits I will wear one day.
Living our best life at our happy place, @fsvail ! Breathing in the mountain air, skiing down the mountain, taking a dip in the hot tub with snow falling around you... it’s all just magical. I think Georgie’s expression says it all. ❤️
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🌟Confidence is slowly coming back🌟
More importantly I’m feeling healthy!
Loving these dark universal thread jeans from 🎯super soft and fit great! ❤️ 🙌🏻
Hard work pays off!
I’m now down 20 pounds, double digits in inches, and a little over 2 pant sizes since last April! 💪🏻
💥Quitting is not an option💥
How often to you measure your kiddos? ✏️ We're on an annual basis around here -- but sometimes I think we should do it just whenever! 🌳 @lifeanchored, look at that sweet little boy?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
∞ It's Slow Down Sunday ∞
∞ Our talented friend over at @himissmilly created this gorgeous image around self-love. For so many of us actively loving ourselves any way near to how we shower love onto those around us can be such a hard thing to do. We can be so hard on ourselves, myself included. What do you think would happen if we all gave ourselves space to care for ourselves by loving ourselves first without limitation? In our home we say if we can choose to be one thing, choose to be kind. Today, let's choose to be kind to ourselves.
∞ Let's look to find a space in our day, every day for ourselves. How are you going to find space to look after and mind and love yourself today?
Be well ❣️Sx
Me trying to get a photo with drunk husband... this is what it's like everytime 🙈 @kizzee_rascal
Last night we went to a beautiful couples wedding- it was a great night & can I just say holy moly the most stunning bride & dress I have ever seen! Congratulations @sammydaviess & @tompiggy ❤
Being a stay at home mum, Theo is with me literally 24/7 so when I go to events like this I get myself so worked up because he's not with me. All week leading up to it I was so stressed. I knew he would be fine, but it's just the anxiety of being away from him. I hope I'm not the only mother who gets like this 🙈
it’s come to my attention that people are not what they seem. that words mean not much from most of you. and that your words of “encouragement” or promises of “we’re here for you” don’t mean what they sound like. yes, it’s my personality to be an over thinker and a bit dramatic but I’m tired of empty words and fake friendships.
yes, I share a lot on social media. I choose to do that. I always have, it’s just more so since I’ve had Alexander. I do this because the moms that I follow share as well and they’ve helped me so much. so I thought that if I did the same that maybe I could help someone too. but apparently I come off as “fake,” “unrealistic,” and “too much.” my attempts at showing what motherhood is for me are apparently not “real enough” for people.
everything that I’ve shared has been my real. it is real to me. it is my real life. so if I’ve come across as fake or attention seeking, I’m sorry it was perceived that way. all of this being said, I’m mostly just upset that people took my real, my life and deemed it unrealistic and fake. I’ll be taking a social media posting sabbatical for a bit, mainly to clear my head and to just give you all a break since that seems to be necessary. dramatic? maybe. but like I said, that’s just my personality.
I won’t apologize for being who I am and sharing what I choose to share. I really thought that I could use social media as a way to express myself and share things that were important to me. but apparently you have to have x amount of followers to share and be real. I have so many thoughts in my head for serious content and serious things that need to come to light, especially dealing with motherhood, maybe I’ll share when I come back. but at this point I’m not excited to share anything for fear of being labeled “fake” or being attention seeking.
to the few of you that actually care and actually believe that what I’m saying is true and that I’m not bullshitting, thanks for being there for me. thanks for encouraging me. and thanks for allowing me to share my journey, my thoughts, and my life. enjoy this very real picture of my very happy little boy.🖤 #alexanderfranciscogrows#fixingalexandersflat
Just a few more...🤰🏻💕
I wasn’t sure how I felt about maternity photos but I’m really glad we were able to capture this beautiful time in our lives. I’m so grateful everyday for the tiny human growing inside me and for all the support from friends and family. It’s so important to have an understanding and loving partner. Thank you Andrew for all you do! Our daughter is lucky to have a dad like you @drewingap
I’ll break curfew for some late night kisses any day ♥️ lol jk I’m not about that life. We just came home late😩🥰
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Et dire que tu as 6 mois mon doux petit trésor ❤️✨⠀
Tu grandis si vite et change tellement de jour en jour. Ô ma douce chérie, qu’est-ce que j’aime te voir découvrir le monde, t’émerveiller, rire... Et qu’est ce que je peux t’aimer ✨⠀⠀
Ce mois-ci a été celui où on est restée le plus souvent toutes les deux, à se câliner et à jouer à la maison. Tu aimes lire des histoires et je te fais découvrir Tchaikovsky mais aussi les musiques Disney 🎶 Le cours de baby-nageur te plaît toujours autant et tu es comme un poisson dans l’eau 🐠. On a commencé la langue des signes 🤟🏻✨Tu as enfin pu câliner Chanel 🐇. Ta grande cousine @sandradamilo est venue au Canada et en a profité pour te rencontrer le temps d’une après-midi. Tu as passé ta première soirée avec les copains de boulot de papa et ils t’ont trouvé adorable🥰 . On a passé notre première Saint-Valentin en amoureuse devant « À tous le garçons. PS je t’aime toujours » 📺 puis avec papa à manger des cupcakes 🧁 en regardant Frozen 2. On a profité d’une fin d’après-midi ensoleillée pour aller faire un petit tour de luge 🛷 et se promener tous les trois... Sans oublier ton 1er shooting Potterhead ⚡️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tu aimes :⠀⠀⠀
• faire des bisous et câlins dès le réveil ⠀
• attraper tes petits pieds et les mettre en bouche⠀
• être avec Miss Weasley toujours et encore 🐈 🐾
• coller tes petits pieds froids sur le ventre de maman pendant la sieste 💤 ⠀
• jouer dans le bain 🛁 ⠀⠀
• parler avec ta tata @alexia_laly quasi tous les jours et papy&mamy Claude ☎️
• faire des selfies et grimaces avec maman dans les miroirs des toilettes⠀
• les chatouilles sur le ventre et les bisous sur les pieds⠀⠀
• faire des roulades⠀⠀⠀
• manger tout ce qui passe devant ta bouche et surtout les vêtements ⠀⠀
Tu n’aimes pas :⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
• avoir mal aux dents et mon dieu qu’elles mettent du temps à sortir 🦷 ⠀
• être malade et que maman te nettoie le nez ⠀
• le tempra (= dolipran canadien) à la cerise 🍒 ⠀
6 mois! Que de sourires, que de grimaces et de fous rires ❤️✨6 mois d’un amour infini et d’un bonheur intense malgré la fatigue... Joyeux moiversaire 🎂
I often feel that my mind goes too far ahead worrying and hoping for the things ahead - having to juggle kids, work, home, life and everything else in between. I think a lot of people can relate. But then whilst in the car getting our groceries, my husband said “just remember why you’re doing all of this”. And it’s true. Know the purpose in all you do and let that always be the guide @neimelbourne#ivegotyou .
Every once in a while, I’ll look in the mirror with G just to try to find some feature that looks similar on us. It’s pretty much impossible. If you spend some time with her though, you’ll figure out that she’s just like her mama! 💁🏽♀️
OH.MY.GOSH. 💀😂💀😂 *Hunter hops in car* "Momma, something funny happened today." Me: "Oh yeah? What's that?" *He starts rolling up his pant leg and pulls out my THONG!* "I found this during music class!" YOU GUYS my freaking thong was static clinged to the inside of his pant leg!
He said he panicked and just shoved it back up there and left it all day because he thought I would want it back!
Then he said he kept pretending to tie his shoe all day to shove them back up his pant leg.😂 After I caught my breath, I snatched them back and said "THANKS, SON!" I mean, if you don't save your moms thong, are you even a mommas boy?🤷🏼😂
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Helllllloooo half term and boom 💥 We have a girl down 🤪. Like there is obviously NEVER a good time to get a bug. But this was definitely the least productive half term ever. Kids didn’t actually care if I am to be honest. I’ll tell you what though... we had a whole lotta’ sponge Bob this week. And I also binge watched Season 23 of The Bachelor in its entirety. I stumbled across it on the @rteplayer and got sucked in. Would you though? I was intrigued... like I get the Americans date differently but this?? Mind blown. Maybe I’m just old. But I actually just couldn’t be putting up with it 😝😝. Me & my big aul spot on my chin drank piles of tea, ate leftover @cinnamoncottage chocolate biscuit cake (thank you @myhomemythrone for that!!! It’s epic) and just chilled out. I’ll get back on track next week. It’s probably good to stop every now & then too! I hope ye all are looking forward to a fab weekend. I am! Pjs and fire .... hopefully a walk too 🥰🥰.
Right am off to @downsyndromecork fashion show now.... the hair and makeup crew will have some job to do on me tonight!!! 😝😝😝