These mini besties had the best time at Paw Patrol Live 💖🐶 and us moms got out of there without buying any overpriced “souvenirs” that would be forgotten about in less than 24 hours 😂🙌🏻 #momwin#besties
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Happy hump day! 🤪
Today has been one of those days... thank goodness it’s kinda sorta close to the weekend! ( which means absolutely nothing because..... kids 🤷🏼♀️) .
Anyway, I thought I would share one mom fail and one mom win from the week.... just in case your having on of those days also.
Things I’m learning as a #momofthree 👧🏻👧🏼👶🏻
-I may never be on time to anything ever again 🤪
-Less is more — if you’ve got diapers and a way to feed you’re baby, you’re pretty much golden.
-Get a Costco membership 👌🏻
-The money I’ve spent on a housekeeper twice a month has been worth every penny.
-It IS possible to fit 3 car seats across in a Toyota 4 runner 🙌🏻
-You can never have too many diapers and wipes #buyinbulk
-Being pregnant with two toddlers is WAY more exhausting than having a newborn.
-If someone offers to set up a meal train for you—take them up on it 👍🏻
-It’s ok if your toddlers eat popcorn for breakfast among other things 😬
-Don’t forget to date your spouse #getasitter and take the baby
-A hot shower and trip to Target solo can go a long way!
-Fed is best! I’m currently breastfeeding, but quickly learning how challenging it is with two other little ones who need me too. Giving myself grace with this and taking it 1 month at a time ☺️
-I promise your heart is big enough to love all 3 🧡
Don’t take everything so seriously! 😐 😳 🤣
It’s a lesson I had to learn as a mom a long time ago. I think I was so serious and so hard on myself because I was worried I’d be messing my kids up for life if I didn’t get it right RIGHT NOW. .
Here’s what I realized. We love to live in certainties. We crave certainty. “If I do A, then B will happen.” So if I apply JUST the right amount of love, discipline, education, enrichment, spiritual guidance, and fun (that’s A), my kids will all turn out wonderfully and won’t be messed up, struggling, or lost (that’s B). So that meant I tried to exert more and more control over something I actually do not have control over. And there was resistance to that.
The truth is I can do the very best I can do and still not have a certain outcome. Because my little humans and your little humans have their agency to choose what they will. Does this mean I throw my hands up in the air and just say “Screw it!” No. It just means I try my best to guide and teach them spiritually and temporally, BUT I focus on the fact that I can LOVE them forever no matter what even more. Parenting from a base of love instead of desiring certainty of outcome has shifted me into a space where I can crack jokes, laugh with them, have real adult-like conversations with them about things like drugs, relationships, and Heavenly Father.
It feels real, right, and exactly where I needed to land with these kids. .
And one last thing. Moms, you are ALWAYS ALWAYS doing better than you think you are!♥️
PC: @fightfortheone 💗 love you girl. Thank you!
Now that it’s getting darker earlier in the day it’s time to take advantage of it! This activity is simple and fun and the kids kept wanting to do it again. #MomWin
All you need for this activity is crayons, dog in a costume coloring page, tape, and a flashlight! Don’t forget you can get the book on my website ReadingToGrow.com!
𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐀 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞! 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝!
For some crazy reason, in my head, I felt in order to be a good Mom I had to make these gourmet meals for my family! Looking back now I realize how crazy this idea really was! Don’t get me wrong, I believe my family should eat healthy clean food but what I am realizing is that doesn’t mean I have to spend my weekends or hours everyday in the kitchen. There are so many little hacks to lessen time in the kitchen while still providing nourishing food for their growing bodies!
One of my latest hacks is Birch Bender waffles! Personally we use the paleo pancake and waffle mix. Get this, all I have to do is add water! Say what? And I can make enough waffles for the week in about a half hour! We just pop in the toaster, top and eat! So good and fast!!!
3 171 hour ago
Helping mommy bake. •
She made a giant mess but she was so happy and busy while I got muffins baked #momwin
Being both a wife and mom are super important to me and so is being a entrepreneur.
I've pretty much always had some sort of "side gig" in my life and I've loved them all 💞
But I have to say I have truly found my calling.
Usana has given me and my family so much.
An amazing community and extended Family ❤️
I absolutely LOVE helping others and helping improve others life's had been an incredible journey that I'm blessed to be on.
Tried out a new black bean soup recipe tonight in the instant pot. It was delicious!
I will post a link to recipe. Only thing I did differently was I sauted the onion, peppers, and added minced garlic in the instant pot first. Added spices and let cook a bit, then added the rest. I also added extra of each spice and added salt and pepper.
This is going in the rotation. 2 of my kiddos loved it too! .
Always go for the challenge .... I’m trying to teach my Kids this ...
3 41 hour ago
Tonight we celebrate one of Star Hill’s 2019-2020 Safety Patrollers!
Congratulations Hayden for being selected for this big responsibility as a 5th grader!! I know you will be an awesome role model for your friends and will help keep everyone safe! 💜
She requested ice cream to celebrate and chose Halo! 🙌🏼😍 with sprinkles of course!!! #momwin#safetypatrol#halotop#sprinkles#coloredhairdontcare
1 71 hour ago
Anyone else have a hubby who loves to hunt, but have no idea how to cook what he brings home? 🙋🏻♀️
This has been such a challenge for me 1.) I am a firm believer that you hunt to put food on the table, and 2.) I didn’t grow up in a house that cooked a lot of wild game. .
Over the years I have picked up a few recipes from family and friends on how to prepare things like pheasants, grouse & venison but I feel like I’m barely scratching the surface of what’s out there. Anyone else ever feel at a loss for how to cook this stuff!!? #thestruggleisreal
Matt and Avery (a.k.a. My husband & his princess by day dog bird by night lab) have been doing quite a bit of pheasant hunting this fall so tonight I made one of my trusting recipes. Good old simple pheasant and rice. Hearty. Warm. Simple. And a recipe my whole family will eat. 🙌
-Preheat your oven to 400.
-Cook long grain wild rice per instructions (I use good old Uncle Bens) -Combine pheasant breasts with rice and cream of mushroom soup in baking dish.
-Season the top with fresh cracked pepper to your liking.
-Bake covered at 400 for 40 minutes.
Simple. Something you can throw in the oven and forget about! Absulotely love that it’s a quick week night meal that everyone enjoys. #momwin .
If your looking for new recipes to support your husbands, or your!, love for hunting. Give his one a shot! If your not a hunter, sub out the pheasant for chicken, you’ll get the same result. 😉 Enjoy!
If you have a favorite wild game recipe, please share in the comments! Always looking for new ideas to switch it up! Please and Thank You!😘
2 61 hour ago
We’re carrying on our 13 nights of Halloween meals tradition and tonight’s meal was one of my favs so I had to share! It was was super easy to make and the kids loved it! #momwin#frankenstein#13nightsofhalloween
“In this season of life, I need to remind myself of this fact: my children were given to me, to help me grow in love, perseverance, patience and every other character I am lacking in. Which I think, would be all of them.”
I feel like I’m in this new season of just really taking it all in. A season of meditating on this amazing gift of motherhood. That in a BLINK of an eye they are older. That my kids aren’t babies anymore.
I remember when they were newborns and thinking “when is this season of sleepless nights and 3 am feedings going to end?” “When will I not have to carry a diaper bag anymore or pump during my lunch hour?” Now I look back sometimes and miss it. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? 😆🤷♀️
God’s got me in a new season and I even though I might not feel ready for it yet, He will help me get there and embrace every minute.
I’m so grateful for this gift of being their mama and to be in a position where I can truly soak up this time with them and not miss out on a thing..like spending all day at the pumpkin patch with my girl on a Tuesday or checking out the goats on a beautiful random Wednesday morning 🙌💗💙
How has motherhood changed YOU so far?
During my weekly #target run, I always head over to the beauty section to check out the new products. I stumbled across @burtsbees new and improved Renewal Firming Day Lotion and I am absolutely loving how much it’s reduced the look of my fine lines from those hot summer days! Burt’s bees also selects nutrient rich ingredients to help support strong and healthy-looking skin. I love natural ingredients in my skin care and Burt’s Bees strives for 100% natural origin formulas, no parabens, petrolatum, or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). #burtsbeestargetrun
9 402 hours ago
When you make a delicious dinner and hear your kids upstairs whining/throwing a fit to dad about how they don't wanna eat.
Whatever. I'm gonna eat my yummy food in relative peace and enjoy some #WorldSeries pregame show. #whatsfordinner#momfail#momwin
I am soon to be a Boy Mama of 3⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I never thought I’d say that. I always wanted more babies but I just wasn’t sure. The biggest reason was because I didn’t want to go through the heartbreak of leaving another sweet baby while I went back to work. I had an extremely hard time when I left Jase. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
God works in mysterious ways😭🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A year before I got pregnant with Jett, I made the decision I was going to be business owner and “sell skincare”. I have to giggle a little because I had 0 confidence in myself and even Jason didn’t believe it would amount to anything.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Within 5 months of my business, I replaced my teaching salary and around the year mark, we found out I was pregnant with sweet Jett. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With God and my decision to yes to something I wasn’t confident in or not 100% sure of, I NEVER went back to work and resigned from my full time teaching career. It’s not about “selling” it’s about the journey of serving others and helping them in various ways through this vehicle of skincare. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here I am about to have baby Jaxx. I get to be fully present with him and not have to worry about a short maternity leave, the stress of going back to work, and worrying about not having enough bonding time. I can fully focus on putting my boys first, adjusting, healing, and enjoying while running my virtual biz. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t say this to brag, I say this because it’s possible for Y O U too! Your vision and future life are worth the convo. What impact could you make on someone else? You deserve it and so do they. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s hard to take the step, but when you feel the tug, you know it’s the right one, and you’re one step closer of casting the vision and succeeding ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
((This is my unique story: check RF IDS for more info))
7 722 hours ago
Any other moms out there terrible about buying things for themselves, LOVE getting those boxes in the mail?? ⠀
You know the ones you order full of goodies just for you? Like a little gift that brightens your life! ⠀
The other day I was sitting in my office answering some messages. I have been getting a lot of questions about what teas I like, what’s my favorite makeup, my kickstart juice and wellness food, what Devotional has helped me, a good easy recipe for the kiddos etc.⠀
There I was working away when Aaron brought me one of those boxes that just came in the mail!!!! ⠀
I jumped up from my chair SO EXCITED! I couldn’t wait to open it and see what I got!! ⠀
I mean someone took the time to create this box for ME! I honesty feel super special.❤️⠀
As I was looking through it I had a light bulb moment! 💡 ⠀
🛍Why not create a fun package full of my FAVORITE THINGS for my November group! Full of my favorite teas, recipes, makeup, self care items, devotional etc each one tailored to help each sister on her journey! 🛍⠀
So this weekend I am shopping and stuffing 10 bags for the first 10 ladies to commit to making her health a priority this holiday season! ⠀
If you want one drop me a gift 🎁 below or hop in my DMs and I’ll save your spot!
HAPPY #CCxSTS REVEAL DAY! . @simplytooshabbyinspo and I are so excited to reveal our most recent collaboration! A set of 4 mugs that are not only cute and colorful... but also microwave and dishwasher safe! #MomWIN
🚀 These are launching on the site > simplytooshabby.com < 𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙩 10𝙖𝙢 𝙋𝙎𝙏! 🚀 .
Until then, we want to GIVE a full set AWAY! All you’ve got to do is 1️⃣ SHARE this post in your stories (TAG US BOTH) 2️⃣ follow me and Andrew @simplytooshabbyinspo ➡️ That’s it! The entire collection could be yours in 2 easy steps! Winner will be announced Friday!
HAPPY #CCxSTS REVEAL DAY! . @champagne_and_chalk and I are so excited to reveal our most recent collaboration! A set of 4 mugs that are not only cute and colorful... but also microwave and dishwasher safe! #MomWIN
🚀 These are launching on the site > simplytooshabby.com < 𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙩 10𝙖𝙢 𝙋𝙎𝙏! 🚀 .
Until then, we want to GIVE a full set AWAY! All you’ve got to do is 1️⃣ SHARE this post in your stories (TAG US BOTH) 2️⃣ follow me and Kaylee @champagne_and_chalk ➡️ That’s it! The entire collection could be yours in 2 easy steps! Winner will be announced Friday!
13 542 hours ago
When you don’t get home from the baseball field until 7... I love a guilt-free, healthy and QUICK dinner. 15 more plants for each of us down the hatchet! Oh, and we can play games while we eat 🤹🏻♂️ #momwin
💕Thanks to my hot and sexy husband, this little mama got a little tipsy on date night this past weekend. My husbands side of the family came to town...we had a baby sitter...we had a few 🍹 🍸 🍷... we golfed ( #topgolf ), ate, danced and gambled. I went to bed at 130am...my kiddos woke up at 6. 🤢🥴
Let’s just back up...I’m not a drinker, like I may have one blue moon once (every 4-6 weeks) and be buzzed. I’m also a mom of 2 and I haven’t had shots or drank like that in over 8 years 🤪. Needless to say I. Was. Dying. Luckily that hot and sexy husband of mine took charge of the girls so I could go back to bed until 10:30. 💤. When I woke up I was still a bit nauseous but then I remembered a “hangover remedy” with essential oils. 🌱This is what I used and it helped me SO MUCH! I was able to power through the day, get the whole family ready for family pictures and actually function🙌. -in a veggie capsule I combined 2 drops of each 💧digestZen, lemon, frankincense, peppermint and zendocrine. 💧I also took 2 copaiba softgels.
45 minutes later I was feeling a solid 70% better.
After this “cure” I may have to have a #momsgonewildnight more often 😂. Kidding!
Next time you have that wine-flu try this combo! ☝️ #momwin#doterra#doterraessentialoils#hangovercure#copaiba#topgolflasvegas#planethollywoodlasvegas#momsgonewild 😂
4 203 hours ago
Not only am I focused on my own health and the health of my challengers, I am also focused on the health of my entire family including my children and my mother. I want to be an excellent food and fitness role model for my children. I want them to see the healthy relationship with food that I’ve worked hard for.
That is why my family has been drinking Daily Sunshine! Each packet of Chocolate and Strawberry Banana smoothies have an entire serving of fruits and vegetables without a ton of calories or added sugar. I love that I’m able to give my kids the nutrients they need without the use of chemicals or unnatural preservatives. This is my #momwin for the week!! Interested in trying this out with your own crew? I’d be happy to send you a free sample! Message below. :)
Bland - chalky - flavorless - cardboard.....that's what I used to think healthy eating was all about 🤔 Sacrificing certain food groups and flavor profiles. Missing out on favorite dishes and sweet treats. I thought it was all about..... give up this, give up that, no this or eat only that!! No, thank you!!
Hell freakin NO!! I was SO wrong!! I eat incredible foods now and WAY more of them!! And the meals we eat are WAY more flavorful now, than anything we used to cook before. I have learned new and different flavor profiles that I actually love, the whole family does. I have learned about portion control and about balance with my treats 🍷🍰. I have secret tricks to get more veggies into my kids and my hubby and honestly they have no idea 🤫. #momwin
Taking back control over your nutrition and your families nutrition doesn't have to be hard, or scary!! Don't overcomplicate it....keep it simple, simple is easy, simple works!! Do what works!! You can always get fancier down the road. (There are literally 1000's of healthy eating recipes out there) .
It does take time at first, but that's why I'm here, that's why my girls are here....we are here to help!! We will literally provide you all the tools you need to succeed and the support and accountability to get there....it's just up to you to say YES!! .
YES to you!! YES to making yourself and your health a priority!! YES to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life!!! Let's end this decade on fire 🔥....looking good, feeling good and being happy!! You in?!?!
SAY FREAKIN YES!! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!
🐟 Dinner Idea....pan seared tuna with cracked pepper seasoning over a bed of greens, some red grapes and a citrus vinaigrette. Seriously....so delicious!!
2 214 hours ago
After a long day at school, this girl is happy to be home and enjoying her favorite afternoon snack. Her smile says it all 😍😋☺️ #AD Entenmann’s Little Bites® Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly pre-portioned and portable for our busy family on-the-go needs. With no high fructose corn syrup, only baked with real ingredients, and easy and mess-free for the kiddos to eat so everyone's happy.
Bonus - The empty pouches can be donated to Terracycle to earn money for your child’s school!
🌞 Soaking up some rays in the backyard this afternoon since we’re about to have 2 rainy days starting tomorrow. It was nice & relaxing until the wind started picking up again. We did get through both of their books before having to relocate inside. I guess I’ll start mine later on tonight 🤷🏻♀️
1 205 hours ago
Today is the last day of our Alba pre-order sale! If you want a 10% discount, purchase before midnight MDT and make sure you use the code "ByMyself".
3 345 hours ago
Disney days are some of my favorite days. Especially with these three. Here’s to hoping everyone had as awesome a weekend as we did! 💗
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New on the skinnyish dish! A couple’a week’s ago I decided to put tater tots on top of homemade Chicken Pot Pie filling and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. And guess what? Picky Pepper approved! #momwin ••• Grab the recipe on the blog! (Link in bio!) ••• https://theskinnyishdish.com/tater-tot-topped-chicken-pot-pie/
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OH BABY! 👶🏼
The Kane crew is growing! April 2020 🖤