Life is lived in the simple moments, correct? It’s been a lot of simple, but such sweet sweet moments lately for this mama.
The weather has gotten warmer, and we have gotten outside more this week. The kids dug for worms in the dirt, rode their battery powered car, and they have played pretend school, frozen yogurt farm (?), and mom and dad for hours! I bet I have heard Adria and Hudson say 20x this week that they are best friends! It seriously makes me smile every time. Hudson is loving having Adria home more!!
As I was weeding the flower bed the other day, I actually whispered to myself how grateful I was for the FASTer Way and what it has done for me. It has breathed new life into me, and I have more energy than ever before!! I’m looking forward to the summer, the outings, the projects, and new memories! I know this summer is going to be soo different than previous ones... because of my energy, mental clarity, and sleep quality.
My first round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss begins Monday. We have a great group going already!! If this sounds like something you need, please let me know! I will teach you nutrition strategies to get your body burning fat efficiently, and you will reap the benefits of hard work in ENERGY!!!
Click on the link in my bio to register or send me a message! I would love to chat with you!!
Also, I hope you all are having a simple, but sweet Saturday!! ❤️
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15 hours ago
Had such a fun day walking around our alma mater! It was the exact thing we all needed today. There was nobody there + Ryan and I got to walk down memory lane. The weather was beautiful, we ran around, played some baseball, raced up and rolled down hills, drank smoothies, and jammed out to @kidzbop “Old Town Road” about 253 times. It was a great day that took my mind off of a lot and left a smile on all of our faces. Definitely going to be trying to get some more days like this in now that the weathers looking better! ☺️☺️☺️
Tantrums are unavoidable. We need to use them to teach our children about the emotions they feel.
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4-yr-old: “I’m going to hang my sticker chart next to Samuel’s because he likes it when I meow like a cat.”
And that, my friends, is toddler #friendship at the core.
My little bestie. Taking a lot of deep breaths and soaking up this slow moving time together. So grateful to have some wide open natural space to explore right near our house. Such a huge change after living in the city for so long! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Day whatever in lockdown: I had a hard week, mentally I was in a funk. Got up and did some yoga on Wednesday, but yesterday I have just been feeling yucky every morning. Not sick, but just off. Today, I woke up and decided that I need to put my best foot forward, started strong the first week now it is time to gain back the momentum.
It was a little cold, but the sunshine felt good. We took the dogs this time, unfortunately our poor pitbull is somewhat out of shape but the old girl made it! Michael did a great job walking our smaller dog, Bella. Maddie also walked the whole time while I pushed a useless scooter 🤦♀️ The leggings just make me feel fabulous, who doesn't like rose gold?❤
Happy 30th Birthday to my best friend, Jeff. My husband, counsel, father to our son, provider for our family, and leader. We love you and are so thankful for the 30 years you have been given on this earth. .
This isn’t how I planned to spend your day, locked in the house under quarantine during a global pandemic, but I think God knew the best time we could have today is together as a family. We filled it with many good things and definitely some memorable moments. .
Special thanks to @jockowillink for the Happy Birthday video! It truly shocked Jeff to the core and he made sure to have some Steak, do some Burpees, and avoid eating cake 😂
ATTENTION all sweets lovers! You are going to want to save this post and make these delicious cupcakes! I am usually not one that likes treats that replace the sugar filled ones but the whole family loved these and so did I 🤤 ➡️swipe to see us enjoy! * 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
* 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
* ⅓ cup + ¼ cup pure maple syrup, divided use
* ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
* 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
* ¼ cup all-natural peanut butter
* ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
* ⅔ cup Vanilla protein 🧁 Preheat oven to 350° F. 🧁Place chickpeas, eggs, ⅓ cup maple syrup, cocoa powder, baking soda, coconut oil, and extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth.
🧁Divide batter among 12 prepared muffin cups.
🧁Top each cupcake with about four chocolate chips; push into batter.
🧁Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
🧁Frosting: While cupcakes are baking, whip peanut butter in a medium bowl; beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy.
🧁Add almond milk; beat until well blended.
🧁Add vanilla protein powder; beat until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally.
🧁Slowly add remaining ¼ cup maple syrup while beating on medium speed. (If frosting is too stiff, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. additional almond milk.) 🧁Top cooled cupcakes and ENJOY!
37 WEEKS 🤰
The homestretch is finally here. I'm in the mindset that I'm 80% ready for her to be here and 20% wanting her to stay inside where she is safe from this chaotic world she will be joining 😬
I'm sore to the core, over watching what I eat to control the GD and really wanting a glass of wine 🍷. If it looks like I'm holding my crotch, I probably was as she is nice and cozy down there 🙃
I'm grateful I've been able to carry her this long, and that she is healthy and BIG, measuring in the 97th percentile already 😂🤦♀️ Guess I just make giant babies 🤷♀️ What's your guess for when she will make her arrival?! Comment below your guess on date, weight and height!
Due date is april 26!
1 month ago
Do not get sick, do not get sick, do NOT get SICK. If I say it enough times it won’t happen right?!
👆🏻that use to be about all I did when I felt that tickle in my throat or first sniffle. Now? I’m pretty much your very own hippy superwoman 😉 🌿🦸🏼♀️
I’ve got an arsenal of oils, supplements and natural remedies sitting in my back pocket ready to attack the ick.
😷Cough? We’ll rub some raven on your chest.
🤕Congestion headache? Drop of Peppermint on your temples and Panaway on your neck.
😴Can’t sleep? Pop some Lavender and Peace and Calming in the diffuser to knock ya out.
🤧Friends dropping like flies all around you? SuperC, Elderberry and Thieves down the hatch (and spine and even the bottoms of your feet).
🧖🏼♀️Your skin have you looking 80? Girl, we’ll get your glow back with some Frankincense.
🌿There is an oil for EVERYTHING. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Am I being extra dramatic and over the top? You know it 😂 But all joking aside, the empowerment that comes with taking your health into your own hands is pretty bad ass.
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What color would your super hero cape be? Mine would obvi be 💗💗💗
Why do kids wake up so early??? All I want to do is binge Netflix until 2am and wake up at 9. Yes, you read right. 9am. Because that would be sleeping in. #momlife#momoftoddlers
4 hours ago
Hey friend! Can I give you some advice? STOP TRYING TO POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP.
Point blank you cannot be your best self for others if you’re not first taking care of yourself. I give you permission to.
It’s not selfish. 💛💛💛
21 hours ago
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2 hours ago
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I knew that I would love you unconditionally but what I didn’t expect was the unconditional love you would have for me!
I don’t deserve how much you love me. I mess up a lot. I lose my patience, I get frustrated, and I’m tired. But then you come up to me with your slobbery kisses and tell me how much you love mommy. And I’m reminded how blessed I am to be your mommy.
I’m not a perfect mom and you’re not a perfect daughter. But God made us for each other! So I will spend the rest of my days being the best mommy I can be. I’ll never be good enough but I will always love you with everything I have.
The funny thing about kids is, they are the reason we lose it, and the reason we hold it together🖤
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17 hours ago
Fun with sidewalk chalk today 😊
1 month ago
On a scale of 1 - 10, you’re a 9 and I’m the 1 you need. 😝
Are you smiling yet? ☺️ I am just now getting a chance to kick back today. I’ve been moving around, running after @carterandmila and basically just trying to keep them from burning my house down.
This season in motherhood is pretty damn tough, you guys. My patience is tested every day. Does anybody else hate the whining?! I didn’t know it bothered me so much until my kids learned to whine.
The baby cries were ok, but a toddler screaming at the top of his lungs while you’re trying to focus on a project is NOT the business.
I find myself wanting to getaway all. the. time!
And yes, that #momguilt is EXTRA REAL.
Like baby, I love you and your cuddles, but please get off me. I’m hot! Lol!
I’m pretty sure I’m due for a massage. 💆🏻♀️ The last time I got one was at @oldtownmassagecenterinc a few months ago. More than likely, I was snoring away on the bed.
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Workout from home, they said.
It will be fun, they said.🥴
Today’s Zoom workout with the Pham was killer!
1. Because we did this deck of cards BS that totally kicked my ass *note the heavy breathing*
And 2. Cohen and Stella were up my ass the whole damn time😂 #momlifebelike
I’m not sure which one was more of a pain, Cohen or Stella😆
This is why I normally workout when Cohen is asleep, by myself, in the garage, with the dogs inside. Maybe this makes me a bad mom, but leave me the eff alone😂✋🏼
If you’re curious what it’s like working out with a toddler and a husky, swipe and watch the video😅
Ps. V-Ups with a 30lb child laying on you are NO JOKE!
Pretty sure Puppy Dog Pals are the ones spreading this COVID 19 around like wildfire. These pups are travelling all around the world virtually undetected and back within a 30 minute episode.
2 weeks ago
I remember the days when Zion and Zuri were both babies, waking up 2-4x a night, thinking it’ll get a lot easier when they’re toddlers…Lets all take a moment to LOL at that 😂😂
For me, parenting toddlers so close in age is next level and oh boy, do I struggle with patience. I’ve yelled when the kids couldn’t find their coat and I’ve lashed out when someone got hurt because they’re being too wild. I’ve fought back tears, and given lectures that were a little too harsh. I’ve scored them more than you can imagine, and laid on the guilt thick when all they were doing is just being kids.
To the mom that is struggling with patience, I feel you. I am with you. I struggle too. I amaze myself some days and cry myself to see on the other days. .
But, the beautiful thing about all this is, motherhood is molding us. I see more and more patient moments in the future than I see impatient ones now. I’m changing in tiny increments every day as I do the mundane, repetitive tasks, and hold it together through the lectures I’ve already given ten times this week. .
To end this novel, 😂 I’de like you to forgive yourself for being impatient. I know lots of you are probably struggling being home with your kids during this social isolation period. But mama I wanted to let you know whether you feel it or not, you’re turning into someone better than you were before. ❤️
Welcome to my workout space ✨
I share it with cars, wooden pallets, tools, surfboards, surfboards in the making, trash cans…. Some sort of weird plastic on the floor. 😂🤷🏼♀️
Its not ideal. It’s def not pretty. But I don’t care. Id probably workout on top of my hood if it was the only option.
My workout are for ME! They are no longer an option. They are non-negotiable. Mentally, emotionally, physically- I need this. And I do a lot to make sure it happens daily.
If you’re someone that has been working out for a while- you feel me. Its not even what you do every day- its part of who you are. And you just don’t feel “right” when you miss it.
So What do YOU Need to start?
Something you can do in 6 feet of space? I got that.
Something you can do in 20 minutes? I got that too!
Need someone yelling in your face to push? done!
Prefer gentle encouragement? Covered!
Cardio? Weightlifting? Yoga? Kickboxing? Barre? I GOT IT ALL!
The only thing I don’t have is Your commitment to a day 1. So now that I’ve taken away the excuses- when are you starting?
At what point in life do I get to eat my own food when it's still hot and go to the bathroom in peace? Asking for myself#momoftoddlers #momlife#canieatmyownfood
20 hours ago
Moms with ADD 🙋🏻♀️raising ADDers 🧑🏻🦱👧🏻, NOW more than ever. I’ve never ❌ fit in. I’m a “bigger than life” type of girl. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I’m WEIRD, funny 😆 , smart, SUPER TALKATIVE 🗣🗣 (if your energy ain’t trash AF), sarcastic, abrasive, explosive 🧨 , creative, loyal (to a fault), I can detect bullshit a mile away 👁 and I can’t stand being around people who are fake. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shot out 🥂to the REAL me! 📍FOLLOW @yeezuskenye 📍FOLLOW @yeezuskenye
14 hours ago
Another wild Saturday night amid this pandemic! Let’s be honest...this is a pretty typical weekend night. Time for some free @showtime 👏🏻
Being quarantined has NOT been easy... but days like today, I’m super thankful for the extra time I’ve been getting with my family 💙 (this beard must go though 🙈)
1 week ago
Spending our days playing dress up, fixing up the playroom and making our house pretty. Because that’s how I cope with the craziness of the world. My hope is that I can make this time happy and memorable for JuJu B so she doesn’t feel the weight that so many of us are feeling!
How are you holding up? What are you doing to cope? We all handle this differently but we are all in this together! If you need a friend or someone to talk to, my door is always open. No judgement here just lots of love to share and prayers to give!
21 hours ago
😴To sleep train or not to sleep train? that is the question! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉I was scrolling through Instagram and saw this ^ debate and the general consensus seemed to be that your options were to cry it out / sleep train or to bed share.
👉The reality is that co-sleeping and bed sharing are types of sleep arrangements. They are NOT a sleep facilitation option. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉You can choose NOT to bed share or co-sleep and also choose not to sleep train or cry it out.
👉You can choose to sleep train and also co-sleep or bed share. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉You can do whatever you feel works for your family. What I encourage families to do is to make decisions based on what's important to you, what feels right and authentic and good to YOU for you and your baby. When we make decisions from a whole heart and without fear, even if the decision turns out to be the wrong one we don't feel guilt or shame about it - we learn from it.
👉When we make decisions from being coerced, embarrassed, or scared into something and that turns out to be the wrong the decision - that's when we develop feelings of guilt, shame and regret. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👌It's okay to make a decision and change your mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💯Its okay to change your mind before, during or after you have implemented your plan. There is always more than one way to get to a certain goal.
📢You do NOT have to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or bad to get your baby to sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💯 If you liked this post, comment: something you were told about baby sleep that didn't feel right or wasn't true for you?❓
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#mamasmilk #sleepcycles #bedsharing
20 hours ago
This little lady, normally my sweet and happy baby has turned into a grumpy sour patch kid! She still has her moments of complete lovey but it’s normally after a melt down or she is lovey and goes sour fast on me.
We are having to learn all over how to deal with the behavior and correct it right away all the while being consistent in the way we are correcting.
Man... toddlers are hard! I just want my sweet, happy little girl back!
On the plus side the girl has been big into counting after we count, learning all the things, and her putting words together is so much better! So we will take the rough with the good.
17 hours ago
Birthday part 2 was a HIT! Thanks so much to @malcotheatres1915 and @smallcakescollierville for offering cake and popcorn for curbside pickup! We watched a movie on @disneyplus with REAL movie theater popcorn and had the most yummy cake! Our girl had no idea that this wasn’t exactly how we would have always planned to celebrate her!
Thanks for stopping by! I am a college professor and researcher with a degree in clinical psychology. My focus is on anxiety and health behaviors. I’m also a mom to an almost 2 year old and due at the end of June with my second. I started this account as a way of connecting with others and helping after I’ve received many questions from friends, the community, and journalists about covid19, pregnancy (both through this pandemic and in general), and anxiety. As my sister is an obgyn I hope to include evidence based information, as well as share my own personal experiences!
15 hours ago
"There's no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise you'll find a better connection." Hiking with my mini is giving me so much peace and solace in times like right now.
Did you get your movement in yet today??
This cool cat woke up 356 times last night and at one point said his knees were hurting. Do kids get growing pains this young? He did this another night too and that’s the only thing we could think it would be... 🤷🏻♀️
2 hours ago
This is the closest we will ever get to living back in the 90s. $30 to fill up the truck, kids are playing outside, people are sitting on their front porch, only going to town if you need something. Everyone is praying and watching the the nightly news. Life is slower. ENJOY IT WHILE YOURE ABLE! 💚
It’s always a surprise! Will it be simultaneous headbutts? Cold feet to the belly? Or (my personal favorite) an unsolicited nose picking? #momoftoddlers
✨I’M BAAAACK 🥳
Not that actually went anywhere 🤣 but you’d think IG would lift their activity blocks during quarantine... 🙄🤣
But while I was MIA- I hit 10K followers on IG 🥳 and will be doing a giveaway soon- because I’m forever thankful for every single one of you.
I also finished week 2 of our newest fitness program and I am OBSESSED. Watch my stories this week to catch glimpses of week 3’s favorite moves!
We’re running a BINGO in our fitclub to keep the good vibes and excitement alive while the world is crazy around us.
My toddler learned to climb.... on EVERYTHING. His favorite is climbing up onto his kitchen set and standing on the back “counter” on it 🙄🙄
We have 2 produce subscriptions, 2 coffee subscriptions, and a wine subscription now being delivered to our house 🤣
How is everyone else handling quarantine?
15 hours ago
Today was a tough day. I’ve enjoyed pretty much 92% of this “self isolation”, but today I just about lost my mind. The screaming (featured in my stories if you reallllly wanna experience it), the attitudes, the lack of sun, the fact that the boys are finally playing together but a lot of it involves the same screaming. 🤪 it was a day. And I’m glad it’s over. So thankful for a sweet and helpful husband, and the unconditional love and grace that children give over and over and over again.
I think I managed to accomplish today’s goal pretty well!
1 week ago
The only thing in world that my boys can agree on is Magna-Tiles! .
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20 hours ago
Growing EXPONENTIALLY 📈 !I’m amazed the MORE I learn. I accomplished some major goals in the past 2.5 years for an ADD mom 🙋🏻♀️ raising ADDers 🧑🏻🦱👧🏻 from SW Atlanta. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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16 hours ago
Tablet time while mama preps dinner (and secretly makes cookies) is heaven-sent. Sometimes you’ve just got to make your own peace in life.
Mommy's little helper while I'm trying to put my ducks in a row for new company launch as well as working on new training for our teams.
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