I’m not usually one to get behind on work, but this week I have. Why? Because I’ve been present.
Often times I get so caught up (too caught up) in my career, and I fall behind on the job that should always come first.
So, this week if I’ve been harder to get ahold of, if I’ve taken longer on projects, if I’ve been a little MIA— it’s because I’ve been 100% with this little boy. And it feels so, so good ♥️ 📷: @katiegduvall
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On the road again.... 41 showings later (35 of which Jason was out of town for 🥴) Our House is SOLD! Keeping a house show ready with #2under2 is near the top of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do list. I feel like at this point I should just put professional mover in my bio 🤣
With all jokes aside... This move is so bitter sweet. We have so many mixed emotions about moving. In just the short amount of time Arizona quickly became home. Having my aunt & uncle close, Dec baby Mama’s play dates & OTF that became our fitfam is really making it hard to say goodbye... but... We are so thrilled to announce that Jason has accepted a promotion within his company. Seeing his hard work paying off and accomplishing goals he has set for himself is truly inspiring! (It’s my motivation on the daily) I’m so lucky to have him through all these life adventures! No one else I’d want to move across the country for twice...
Indiana we are coming back home 💫 #moving#azliving#indiana#love2bwills#willspartyof4#momlife#adventures#boymom#movingistheWORST#NEVERagain#sendhelp#uhaul#uhaulfamous#orweshouldbebynow
If you have ANY tips or words of encouragement... PLEASE. I’m all ears 😂
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У всех свои утренние ритуалы 🧖🏻♀️ а мы любим за мусоровозом наблюдать с утра ♻️
Boy mom! ⭐️ Being a mother of boys is challenging at times.. they are full of energy and can go non-stop. But it’s also so rewarding. They protect me and always want to join me in on all my activities and are so incredibly loving! (Y’all pray that they bring home girlfriends that I like 🙏🏼😂)
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Our Kind Of Monday•
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket.....
That’s kind of the same thing 🌴🎉👶🏼✈️
Love this Boy so much. He is so adaptable. He goes from being a barefoot Kiwi Kid, to a City Kid zipping around on the MTR and walking here there and everywhere, to a snorkeling, surfing Island Kid all so easily. When I grow up, I want to be as cool at Mr. Oliver 💖 .
Day 71 of #100daysofmom
Lately this little guys has been having some separation anxiety. Anytime anyone leaves the house without him, he goes into a full on hissy fit.
I felt so bad yesterday when I had to run to the store real quick. I just took the baby and not jimmy. But as I was leaving he was trying to put his shoes on. I snuck out while he was busy. But as I drove away from the driveway with the windows down, he was crying at the screen door. I almost stopped to get him but I knew he was extremely tired and would probably fall asleep in the car anyways. Which he did fall asleep right after dad grabbed him and payed down with him.
Even when my in-laws leave or when his aunt leaves, he gets so mad. I think maybe because he’s used to me being home all the time now and them being around so much that anytime someone leaves he doesn’t think they’re coming back.
My in-laws go to Mexico every now and then for a couple weeks at a time and he is so sad the entire time they’re gone. He goes to their room and looks for them everyday. It breaks my heart to see that little boys so sad.
I’m hoping he’ll grow out of us soon or at least come to the understanding that when someone leaves they won’t be gone forever.
🍼He's one of my oil babies. What's an oil baby?
Well...... it's a baby who has legit known no other way of life other than a family constantly oiled up 🌿
Our little munchkin is our 4th kiddo ( #allboys ). He was literally conceived thanks to oils, I used oils during my entire pregnancy, I used oils in the hospital, and continue to use oils every single day. He is a healthy, happy, little man.
👉Oils aren't scary - not knowing what to do with them is what often times hold people back. But you know something - using oils isn't hard and @doterra makes it easy. Hello - Touch Rollers!! Touch rollers are pre-diluted and if you are still worried about the strength of these oils, simply add a little coconut oil to them.
🌟Little man is 3 months old today - can you believe it?!
🌸Do you want to know what I used for fertility?
🌸Do you want to know my fav oils during pregnancy?
🌸Do you want to know what I took to the hospital?
🌸Do you want to know what we use on the reg in our home?
Do you play the COMPARISON GAME? Do you compare yourself to other moms? Do you compare yourself to your friends? Do you compare yourself to others on your social media pages?
I'm here to tell you...🚫STOP THE COMPARISON ❌❌‼️GAME!
The only person you are trying to beat is the person you were yesterday! If you wake up every day and strive to outdo yourself you will improve your own skills and mindset faster than if you are looking around at what everyone else is doing! Comparison is the thief of JOY, HAPPINESS, & PROGRESS and you are ONLY AS GOOD AS YOU 💟
When I STARTED COMPARING myself to others and worrying about what they are doing & I second guess myself & my goals...my progress begins to stall out. 😞. When I track my own progress and growth I begin to see how amazing and strong I am! When I fuel my body for optimal health and wellness and I make the time for me to grow thru personal development and take time for self care my results increase 10 fold!
I can tell you when you sit and scroll fb or Instagram just looking at how amazing the lives of others are...you are just wasting time. ❤️Instead look within yourself and see the greatness is right in front of you!! I challenge you to stop looking around for success & start looking within!
If you are ready to quit the Comparison Game I would 💙 to help you get to work on making yourself healthier and happier!
Are you in?
Let's get to work!! Let’s start right now!!!!! 👊🏻👊🏻 🔐
Game on!! 🏋🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️🏃♀️💪🏻
Is “throwback Tuesday” a thing?
Just sitting here during nap time wondering how we ever got all four of our littles to sit for a group photo without either being in the photo with them (so that we can wrangle toddlers) or bribing them with ice cream cones. Captured this only a few weeks back, but it seems like a lifetime ago.
Please send any advice or suggestions for getting three one year olds to sit long enough to get a picture my way. This mama is at a loss.
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Erika’s transformation is incredible!
You guys! Not only did these pants fit me earlier this year, they were TIGHT!!! I have had incredible results from the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® program. I have lost over 38 inches, 11 of those in my waist alone! ELEVEN!
I don’t get tired of saying this (and I was a non-believer) if you are NOT paying attention to your nutrition and working towards wellness goals through just exercise, you are doing yourself a disservice!
Nutrition FIRST! ☝🏽🤯💪🏽
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I used to want to be the smartest person in my circle. I used to feel better about myself when I knew things others didn’t. Now, I work really hard to surround myself with people who are smarter than me. Why? -
Because by surrounding myself with smart people, I get the chance to learn and grow. I never want to stay stagnant. So that means, I cannot always be the smartest person in the room. Now, given that I’m in a room with 8 year olds all day, I have to spend time seeking out smart adults. But honestly, there are days my students school me in life (some of them have lived through things I can’t even imagine). -
But for me, I read, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, I jump on team calls, I talk to people I admire, seek advice, and listen to what they have to say. -
I challenge you, if you are the smartest person in the room most of the time, find another room. Learn, change, grow, adapt, get uncomfortable. Life is so much better when we make these changes. - #transformationtuesday#personaldevelopment#smartestpersonintheroom#boymom#momof2boys#elementaryteacher#iteachsecond#busyteacher
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Boy you better take these kisses! Adore his smile, his laugh, his hugs & kisses, his joyful heart & love he has for Jesus, people and life🌫☀️🏝
TRUTH🙌🙌😂😂 Are you following the very funny and very relatable @itsmommyhour yet?
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Why I drink this energy-boosting, plant-based, awesome-tasting gorgeousness every single day ( even on days I don't work out)
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We love spending our days together. From eating pancakes together to going for runs — wouldn’t trade any of it.
Each morning I get up and get straight to “work” for this guy and my amazing husband. My work may seem different to some but it’s definitely a perfect fit for me.
I love having the opportunity to help others. I love having the opportunity to share my story. I love having the opportunity to be the best version of myself.
If I was to give you an opportunity to wake up and grind from your home would you be interested?
Opportunities are all around you, what are you going to do today to make the most of what’s in front of you? 💖
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Those five minutes over the weekend that the house was (semi) clean. Love all the light that has been around lately. ☀️
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Oh, today... today is one of my favorite days.
When I was 19 I was diagnosed with PCOS & amenorrhea. A few months later, I was moved into full blown “early onset medically unexplained menopause.” Yes, menopause.
For 5 years I had zero periods & I struggled with all the horrible ups and downs of menopause. I had stomach issues, weight issues and so much more. Countless lab checks, procedures, surgeries, experimental drugs, you name it, I had it.
April 23, 2015 I woke up with the shakes, my blood sugar was at 43. I couldn’t eat all day. I just felt off. And as the day went on the symptoms increased and progressed.
So finally that night I took a midnight trip to the ER & I was immediately checked in with symptoms of a stroke: the whole left side of my body was now completely numb, I had a headache that wouldn’t go away and my eyes wouldn’t focus.
Both urine & blood pregnancy tests came back NEGATIVE... so they sent me down for a CT scan to check for pancreatitis.
After one pass of the machine they stopped it. I waited about 3 minutes and then...The doctor appeared next to me and said 6 words that changed my life forever, “Hey so I think you’re pregnant..”.
HOW?? He went to grab an ultrasound machine & by this time there were about 7 people in the room staring at me, talking about “the mystery patient”.
He flipped the screen around & said “Yep about 24.5 weeks”.... (which actually ended up being 26.5 weeks).
I’m sorry...WHAT?! Everyone gasped. Literally. I stared back at the screen. I was 6 MONTHS pregnant with a little miracle of a baby. And in that moment everything changed. I was a mom.
Today we celebrate the greatest game of hide and seek there ever was. 😜. Four years later and he’s saved me in more ways than he knows how. Callan Clay, you are the light of my life & my greatest adventure. I love you more than all the stars bug. 💙
Understanding that no matter what family genes get passed down, no matter how much skin was stretched during pregnancy, and no matter how many treats and goodies were had this weekend, it’s a perfect day to begin again and focus on the positives ahead. We have the power to change every single part of our lives for the better which is such a great reminder after a candy filled couple days at our house 😜 Bounced myself out of bed this morning to get a workout in so I could start this Tuesday off with some happy endorphins and it was just what I needed. Now to teach my crazy kinders and get some outdoor learning going on later today!
Both Bill and I had to be to work early today. Thank goodness for my mom, who jumped at the chance to help us out and get the boys off to school. Thanks Mom!! We are so grateful for you. #brothers#letsmatch#boymom#mngirlt1d
Lihatlah senyum bahagia dalam keluarga ini ketika pertama kali mendengar tangisan sang buah hati...😖🚼 bagaimana dengan anda.... ??? Sudah kah anda memberikan kebahagiaan untuk suami ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
As I celebrate this day of my birth, I don’t run away from getting older, I embrace it.
I am surrounded by people who love, support and appreciate me and I’m thankful for that.
My faith in God keeps me grounded and focused. So at the end of the day I believe in myself even if no one else does.
Yesterday we had baby birds in our garden! 🐤 It was actually Kory that spotted one of them first and pointed them out to me. He was getting closer and closer to this one bird and I thought to myself, that’s odd, it hasn’t flown away! And then when he tried to touch it he flew but it flew into our fence. At first I thought it was an injured bird but then we spotted another one doing the same and that’s when I realised they were baby birds. We get a lot of birds and Kory loves to put food out for them and watch them fly and land but it was especially nice to see nature like that in our garden ❤️
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I have so much to show you, My precious. I know you see the troubles of this world, and they sometimes overwhelm you. So come to Me, and I will take you to the mountaintop. I will open your spiritual eyes so that you may see an eternal view of what matters most.
Keep your eyes on Me and in My word, and you will see My hand at work in everything around you.
Remember, My princess,
THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON YOU, so show them who I am by keeping your eyes fixed on Me and My eternal plan for people.
-Love Letters from Your King
What are people saying about my Foundations of Fitness program? SUSTAINABLE CHANGES!
No, we aren’t doing fasting or Keto or calorie counting. That stuff comes later. The first step is to establish basic healthy habits. Then you can layer on different nutrition templates like those. But those will not last if they’re not based on habits!
I’d love to have you join us and help you as you create your own healthy habits!
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Rainy mornings when you dont want to get out of bed ..
Love his smile 🤗
130720 April, 2019
Pre vs Post MRI.
Apparently he loved it. [we should get the results tomorrow then hopefully home SOON🤞🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼]
1101315 April, 2019
How I clean all surfaces/floor cheap and safely!
Made some more floor, surface and on the go cleaner today so I thought I’d share!
The wet jet container cost $6 each but I make it for $0.50 using 2 capfuls of thieves concentrated cleaner and water!
A big spray bottle of cleaner shown is 1 capful and the rest water (I added a drop of orange for a little extra something) and that cost $0.25 a bottle!
I then poured some of the large bottle into the mini one to put in my car/diaper bag for on the go!
I use thieves for EVERYTHING in clouding daxs toys and books, high chair, bathroom, handle bars, tables.. you get the point!(: I haven’t even gone through 1/3 of the concentrated cleaner and I’ve refilled the bottles and wet jet at least 3x each!