My heart in three pieces ❤❤❤
I always knew I wanted three kids. I feel so blessed to not only have what I want, but to have three healthy and beautiful kids. I've never been so busy, but my heart has also never been so full. Before we even planned for our 3rd kid, the planner in me prepared for the endless comments of "Wow, you have your hands full!", "Are those all yours?", "You're not gonna stop till you get that boy huh?", "Poor Henry is outnumbered", and "Better luck next time" (got that one at Target yesterday). Society really has taught (a lot of us) that each family should have one boy and one girl. Most people also like to comment on anything that is less than perfect in our lives. I decided that my response from now on will be encouraging to those who don't know that it is ok to have multiple kids of the same gender. Both Henry I actually feel so privileged to get to raise and have fun with our girls. Our girls already not only want to be princesses, play dress up, and have tea parties, but they also love being superheroes, engineers, doctors, and fixing things around the house with daddy. Friends, I can't wait to spam your walls with cute photos of my tiny #girlgang ❤ #love#sisters#motherhood#instamoment#realtalk
It's day 1 of being back from Gatlinburg and I've done some reflection of the trip. I seriously don't think I would've made it if I were NOT pregnant. I think my #dysautonomia and #chronicillness peeps might get this. Hear me out: my body doesn't function normally, when in a "normal" state (i.e. Not pregnant). 🤷🏻♀️My BP drops, my blood supply isn't adequate, I'm fatigued for no reason, in pain a majority of my days....If I went on a wknd trip like we just did; walking miles each day, being out in 80-100 degree weather, standing in line constantly, eating out at new places multiple times in a day; I would have 1) fainted at least once a day if not more, 2) dealt with insane flare ups of pain and 3) laid up in the hotel the majority of the time. Don't get me wrong, being pregnant on vacation was hard, but I was blessed I dealt with #pregnancysymptoms more than my #chronicillness for once! Also, people are much more sympathetic to a pregnant lady than a "healthy" looking woman in her 20s needing to use the elevator. 🤷🏻♀️😓😩It's crazy that pregnancy feels like a benefit to my body so much. Just the extra blood supply alone is so amazing! While this pregnancy by no means has been "easy" I just can't help but reflect on the positives of it (now). Science and the body are just crazy to me. 🤰🏻🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️😂 I'm nervous to actually NOT be pregnant again because of the reality of having my illness attack me full force. But I'm definitely ready to meet this little dude who kicks me at 3am each day. Does anyone else get what I'm saying though? Any #chronicillnesswarriors out there who've experienced remission like status and just anticipated the crash?! 😬 It makes me so anxious some days! #dysautonomia#pregnancy#29wks#traveling#chronicillness#eds#motherhood#spoonie#invisibleillness
Honesty time: I’m struggling. This past week hasn’t been a good one mentally, emotionally, or physically.
I’m struggling with anxiety and depression because of some tough issues I’m working through with my husband in therapy. It’s scary as hell to admit we need therapy, but we both realize we are flawed individuals and need outside help to make our marriage work. It took me months to finally realize that couples therapy does not equate with divorce. It’s not our last resort, but our first. So while it’s been hard as we battle our own demons and each other’s, we are fighting together and that’s what matters.
I’m struggling with my body because it’s not healing the way I want. My hip still throbs after workouts, and I’m scared my PCP is going to throw more shots and pills at me when I see her Wednesday.
I’m struggling with the new @ww program @kurbohealth, and have been questioning if I want to support a company that pressures kids to lose weight. It’s put a bad taste in my mouth and as much as I think about leaving, I’m scared to do so. This program has been so successful for me.
I’m struggling with being okay with my size now, and hating that I feel like I’m succumbing to society’s obsession with diets and thin bodies. There has to be a fine line between wanting to be thin so I can fit a societal expectation and wanting to be thin to be healthy. I just haven’t found that happy medium yet.
Because of this I’ve been binge eating, crashing, and obsessing with the number on the scale. It’s been a frustrating cycle the past week and I’m so over it.
I don’t want my daughters to see their mother continually diet year after year. I don’t want them to see me obsess over points and scale numbers. I grew up that way and I refuse to pass that on.
I didn’t really have a picture to post with all this. And I was feeling myself in this selfie I took a few days ago. So there you go. 😂 Life is shitty sometimes, but it never lasts. I have to remind myself that good times always come back. And despite it all, I have a good life, even when it feels a little cloudy.
Jadi ibu rumah tangga itu bahagia nya sederhana.
Pas lagi jalan,suami pegangkan tas trus suami juga yang gendong anak.
Istri mah santuuuuuy lenggang kangkung 🤪
Ketika kalian melihat yang seperti ini di jalan trus berpikiran Istri tidak menghagai suami lah, kasian si a si b di suruh-suruh istrinya, istri malas, istri asik2 kan lah(ya memang asik), istri memperbabu suami lah bla bla bla
#LOL #pleaseopenyourmind#bukapikirananda .
Justru! action suami yang seperti ini yang buat istri semakin segan, semakin respect, semakin menghargai peran suami sebagai kepala keluarga, dan tentu saja semakin sayaaaang. Caranya menunjukan rasa sayang yang sederhana tapi berefek luar biasa. Percaya lah selain kelakuan anak yang lucu, action suami yang seperti ini juga salah satu love booster, mood booster, ASI booster penambah semangat setelah seharian istri lelah melakukan pekerjaan rumah dan mengurus anak🧡 he is OUR BEST DADDY IN THE WORLD 🥳
Happy birthday to this beauty @lenapalacios_ so grateful to ride the #motherhood train with you and the rest of our crew 🌻☀️
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Heyyyy yall. So summer has been great. Family, adventure, work, etc., has left me to be inconsistent with social media posts on my feed.
I gotta give props to those who manage their accounts proper, as I very much struggle with finding the time and often the energy and focus to do so regularly. .
I am still here, still trying to live life as wholesome as possible.
Family, fitness, food, faith, travel, friends are all encompassing of Holistic living and this is what I try bring to In Home Holistix.
Anyways, as I get so down on myself while I see others carry out such an amazing job on a social media level, I just gotta keep working on that for me and always know we can't do everything and be everywhere all the time. I just gotta stop comparing myself and remind myself of all that I do, and not what I don't do.
And that, my friends is what we need to remember and remind ourselves of regularly. We are good enough. We are amazing, and strong, skilled, and talented and hardworking. We are believers, mothers, wives, teachers, leaders, guides, motivation, support, and nd more that is enough. .
Photo creds @fatmanurmohamed
#strong #grassisalwaysgreener#acknowledge#youaregoodenough#keeptrying#family#fitness#faith#food#motherhood#balance#fitmomsofig #fitat40+ #travel#nutrition#personaltrainer#teacher#holistic
Today, at the fair, we saw fresh piglets, just born this morning.😍 this poor momma on display immediately postpartum, I wish I could’ve saved her and given her a safe cozy, restful place. But it sure was beautiful to see 💗#motherhood #wildlings#6littlepiggies
We’re all products of the things that we experience said @nfrealmusic
Well. I struggle with abandonment issues.
Whatever you call it.
But here’s the thing.
What I am realizing.
I can’t change people.
Know who can ?
GOD. End of story.
Also. I can’t want things for people.
Nah I’m not gonna change, I will continue to wear my heart on my sleeve.
I will continue hustling regardless of you 🙋🏻♀️ Many like their ignorance,
many aren’t willing to get out of their comfort zone.
so what’s a girl to do ?
Press into the struggle.
Makes you the exception to the rule.
Did your childhood suck ?
Change it for your kids.
Your family terrible ?
Surround yourself with #real
Sick all the time ?
Wake up, treat your whole body.
Stop putting bandaids on the issues.
I know a better way.
Not a perfect way.
I give God all the glory.
Okay I’m done.
Night tribe 🤙🏼
🥿🤸♀️ I realized that my girls need more experience in social, group activities before I pay for dance classes. Yes, they're barely two-years-old and I agree, it's young to start certain kinds of classes... but holy moly, they are just not ready yet. .
🥿🤸♀️ I will admit, this winter I didn't involve my girls in many activities because 1) snow sucks to drive in 2) I didn't look into many activities like I should have 3) I get lazy and exhausted and decide staying in is easier. However, once weather got nicer and the girls got antsy being inside, I knew I needed to switch gears. .
🥿🤸♀️ I'm proud of the routine we got going now. We go to #storytime at @barnesandnoble and Cirque du SoLittle on a weekly basis. I also try to get them to the library, play dates, and playgrounds as often as I can. But man... it's hard. Sometimes, it's hard doing it all. It can be exhausting getting them ready, packing the car, packing them in the car, unpacking everything and a double stroller, and then doing it all again - by myself (since my boyfriend works during the day). I want them to socialize and get used to group activities. They need it and I need it. But man, it can be hard. .
🥿🤸♀️ They were crying and flinging themselves on the floor and clinging to me during this little dance class while all the other kids held their mom's hand and followed direction. I was THAT mom - taking my girls out twice for breaks and then dragging them through the activity. It made me realize how much harder I need to work at involving them and how much more patience I need. I grew up dancing, so of course I want them to try dance. However, if it's not for them, we will try something else. Activities and groups will always be a thing for them and for us, so we will keep on trying. It just means more patience and positivity on my end. .
The ability of essential oils to penetrate the skin depends on the permeability of the skin. Permeability means “able to be penetrated.” The most permeable parts of the body in order are the genitals (not the best area to apply essential oils), the head and the limbs. Have you ever heard the best place to apply essential oils are on the soles of your feet? I have! Actually, the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet are the LEAST permeable areas of application of essential oils. The skin is thicker than mucus membranes, therefore absorption of essential oils into the bloodstream through inhalation is faster than applying essential oils topically. The internal lining of the respiratory system is a mucous membrane. The mucous membrane is considered our internal covering, while our skin is our external covering. Mucous membranes line just about all of the internal organs of our bodies. Since the mucous membranes are thinner than external layers of the skin, they are more delicate. By inhaling essential oils, they come in contact with the nasal passages, sinuses, trachea and lungs. Not all essential oils should be inhaled, depending on the individual.
Back when there was just two sisters awaiting their 2nd sister ❤️ #mumofgirls
Our educators focus on giving our children hands-on experiences, and opportunities to see, touch, and feel their learning in action.⠀
These two are pretty inseparable. They’re so excited for their bedroom to be finished so they can move out of their temporary bedroom. We’re living in functional space but not permanent quite yet. ⠀
Betty is counting down the hours til she gets her hair cut this week. She reassures me very confidently: “Don’t worry, mom. It will grow back so quickly!” Elsie on the other hand is growing her hair out, and it’s fun to watch her start caring more about her style. She is a very caring sister, and makes breakfast for the family most days. ⠀
Love being their mama!⠀
holaaa 👋🏼. my look all day errrrr day! in my favorite Badass Motha shirt, thank you @herlittlewolves for having the most comfortable shirts! 🧡
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Real change shows up when you push past your limits.
Your uncomfortable limits.
Your scary limits.
Your fear based limits.
Your self sabotage limits.
Self based limits are real, we get that. They’re usually there for a reason, caused from some sort of trauma or lie you’ve believed, and real healing happens when you unpack that.... but that’s another story for another day. However, the start to breaking through those barriers you place on your life is to *start*. Just start. Start to move. Find a community of welcoming, fun, positive people. (LIKE US. 👋🏼) Start to be consistent. Start to see the changes from your hard work. Start to embrace you. Start to love yourself, without limits.
Your challenge is to spend time this week finding ways to get uncomfortable and push past whatever is blocking your full potential. The share with us cause we love that shit. But even if you don’t share, do it. You deserve it. ✨✨
I'm soaking in my last moments of summer... Just put my mini to bed half an hour ago. Yes, I delayed it. We start 3rd grade tomorrow. Mom & Teacher Mode 🔛
August started a bit rough for me, but yesterday while I was cleaning I shifted into a space of gratitude for all that this summer (and 2019 so far) has given me. Deep healing that I have yet to find all the words for. Becoming a birth doula. Growth and new found discipline. A new state of spiritual awarenss and closer relationship with God. Stepping back and focusing on me and my family.
I have realized that while I am in a new season in my life, my patience is being stretched, not for good or great things, but for GOD things. I'll gladly wait on His promises for me.
Now, if I can get to the beach soon, I'll be all set! #Summer#thefitnessdoula#BestofBothWorldsDoula
Art by @ap_illustr - "Ocean's Call"
This image is not technically perfect but it still gives me the warm and fuzzies so it's a keeper ❤️
My lovely friend Stephanie... She has no idea how beautiful she really is
as a mommy of two boys... such a kind and humble soul that I am blessed to know ❤