Forever keeping this babe close as long as she loves it & allows me to.🌻 She is practically attached to my hip so we definitely scored with this @mobywrap 2 in 1 Carrier + Hip seat mom win!!🙌🏼 Not sure who loves it more, her or me. .
I’ve been loving the comfortable to wear back carry + hip seat. It even has this cute storage pocket, seriously can it get any better! From infant to toddler use, forever keeping our littles close & happy.💛
I’ve linked it for you link in bio + also available on @amazon 🌾 #babywraringlove#wearyourbaby#movewithmoby#babywrapforthewin
70011315 August, 2019
Everyone's asking...when are we planning for baby #2 ?! 🤰Trust me friends, the baby fever is REAL and I can't wait to see Rhett as a big brother ONE DAY.
I've been wearing my @avawomen bracelet at night to help me better understand my cycle and fertility. In the morning when I wake up, I sync my bracelet's data and check-in on my body (sleep, skin temp, heart-rate, and more). Ava then uses all of this information to predict my cycle and 5 most fertile days. I have never felt more in tune with my body. This little device is helping us increase our chances of growing our family one-day.
I’m loving the colors in the @SesameStreet x @ChinaGlazeOfficial You Do Hue collection! #ad They’re so bright and fun! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In celebration of Sesame Street's 50th anniversary, the collection is inspired by the show’s iconic characters. The collection has 2 limited edition kits. The You Do Hue comes with micro mini bottles of six shades from the collection and the Beak on Fleek! comes with two full size bottles of “Beak on Fleek!” and “Fur Real Though” with Sesame Street character nail decals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Head to @ultabeauty or Ulta.com to get your own! #YouDoHue
1,3144714 August, 2019
My cautious child. ♥️ Never leaves mama's side or attempts any big steps without holding a hand. Some days, I wish he would be a little more adventurous and would run and bounce around at the park like other kids, but other days I think about all the injuries and money I'll save on hospital bills. 😂 Stay cautious, little one...mama is A okay with it.
Let’s also not forget this morning when Sawyer told me he can see my mustache when the sun shines on my face. 👨🏻 #humbled
8,28228712 August, 2019
Afternoon walks with my girlie! We’re both loving our workout outfits, that were gifted to us from @ShopProozy! My Reebok set is so comfortable and Laila’s Under Armour tee is her fave color! So she’s obsessed!
If you’re looking for low priced, brand name fitness apparel for the whole family, check out @ShopProozy! #liveproozy#pushthelimit
1,2014813 August, 2019
All my mommas out there! Who else gets anxiety when going out in public not knowing how/where you are going to feed your little one?! 👶🏼I typically prefer to feed Dane at home to prevent any difficult situation with breastfeeding or just bring a pumped bottle. I honestly feel so vulnerable when public feeding in an outfit that requires me to basically get undressed!! The main solution to this anxiety is wearing something that makes it easy to breastfeed in public, but have found it so difficult to find something that is actually cute! Thankfully, I stumbled across @motherhoodmaternity! I found this dress online and absolutely love that it is not only fashionable, but also super convenient when your baby is hungry and needs to feed! I love how discrete + easy it is to nurse with this dress on! It makes going out with my baby much easier and less stressful! #mymomtruths#motherhoodmaternity#nursingfriendly#nursingdress
Someone reign us in... 😆 But in all seriousness, I’m very proud to say that all of these clothes were either purchased secondhand from other mommas, or directly from momma owned shops. Babies grow soooo quickly. I know I sound like a weird broken record (I think I said “buy sell trade” about 10 times in my stories 🤦🏻♀️) but I’m so happy I found a way to cash in on the smaller sizes and fund the next sizes up! All the deets in my BST highlights.
14116 August, 2019
Mentally I'm already on next year, that's some 20/20 clear vision 🔸
On rainy, windy, cold days like today it's sadly a staying in day with the little one! In between feeds we managed to get in a quick little workout together and he loved the attention without the toddler around (he's at Nanny and Grandads until tomo!) I'm still just doing boring rehab exercises getting my pelvic floor and core stronger before I start my return to running and more high impact workouts, so it's a bit dull - but very important I must keep reminding myself 👍
This baby girl brings me so much joy. I love that she loves the things I love and wants to do and say what I do. Every morning she pretends to put on her “makeup” while I put on mine and loves to paint her nails and do ALL the girly things. It’s a huge responsibility but one I would not change for the entire world! If you have a mini me what’s your favorite thing your mini me copies you doing? 🌸
I’m currently going through everyone’s clothes, donating things to Good Will that no longer fit the kiddos, pulling out fall clothes, and putting away some of our summer clothes. We have Septembers here that really fluctuate in temperature so I like to have clothes out for everyone that could go either way.
Am I the only one super excited for Fall? Buh-bye humidity and sweltering heat. Hello textured sweaters and steaming hot beverages.
And I still haven’t finished painting. Hopefully finishing this weekend now that we’ve all recovered from our cold.
What are you most excited about for September?
0116 August, 2019
I’m so thankful for this life & to be doing it with someone who is truly my best friend, soulmate, safe haven, & my home.
I’m surrounded by the sweetest boys in this little family of mine & my heart could not be more full 🖤 #hartofgracephotography
If you haven’t read these to your kids at home or students at school, check them out. Written in a way that engages children and the illustrations are so good! Fabulous books for Back to School. 📚😍 #thebadseed#thegoodegg
When you purchase the Mila Bag it comes with a removable handwoven strap that can easily be added to another bag for a fresh update. This is a simple leather bag I’ve had for 15 years now and I’ve added my Mila Strap to it. 🥰
When you use our slings in your announcement photos we feel so absolutely honoured. 😭🌹✨. Congratulations to the Bates family @nowwearesix .
It’s the last few days of our vintage floral FREE shipping sale! Use the code 🌼 FLOWERPOWER 🌼 on checkout to take advantage of this sale. Our florals are limited edition and hard to come by again!
126116 August, 2019
A new little bundle of joy 💜
The newborn stage is so tough but so amazing. What is your favourite part about it? Mine is definitely all the squishy snuggles 😍
Head to @littles_loft and follow the steps to enter! It takes just 30 seconds! Good luck! 🤞🏻
Closes 8/17/19 at 12pm EST.
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After laying my mom to rest this week, I took a hard look in the mirror and decided it was time to get back on my fitness/ wellness grind. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
It’s been the hardest six weeks of my life, but what I learned from losing weight in the past is that it’s 100% about self discipline and self-control. You can have all the right foods in the house and a work out plan for every day of the year, but if you don’t have the self-control to eat only the right foods and the self-discipline to push yourself to do the workouts when you’re exhausted/ busy/ overwhelmed, then you’re not going to be successful. 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
So, I can either use every day to get closer to my goal or use every day to get farther away from my goal and have to do that much more extra work down the road - I’m ready to get after it!! I gave myself six weeks post C-section🤰🏼➡️🤱🏼 and two weeks after my mom dying to emotionally eat, but now it’s time to get my shit together. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
I didn’t have the physical or emotional energy to do a huge #keto grocery hall with a screaming newborn baby, so I tried out the @walmart grocery pick up option for the first time ever ... I have no idea why I haven’t done this sooner! I found it way easier to meal plan and create a grocery list with the ingredients I needed than if I was to physically go into the store! I will be doing this every time I need to shop. Plus, bonus - there aren’t any temptations to overspend or buy things that are not on my list that I see in the store! 😂🙈 What’s on the menu for the week? Egg roll in a bowl, sausage egg and cheese casserole (w/ broccoli), cheesy chicken fritters w/ green beans, taco soup, and spinach artichoke chicken casserole. 🤤🤤🤤 Can’t wait!!! #ketorecipes#lchf#lowcarb#walmart#grocery#groceries#groceryhaul#groceryshopping#healthymom#recipes#food#foodporn#instaketo#healthyeating#weightloss#ketomom#weightlossjourney#healthy#foodie#lowcarbrecipes#momsofig#simpleeating#instafood#healthyeats#lowcarbhighfat#ketogenic#ketomeals
From the moment you tell people you’re pregnant until the day you die, everyone and their mother will tell you how you “should” parent. While I believe most of these people are likely well intentioned, it gets ANNOYING AF. Incase you need it today, here’s a reminder: you are the perfect person to make decisions for your children.
6216 August, 2019
Guess what tribe?! There’s a surprise 48 hour sale happening on my site right now where all of my readings are half off! That means I have readings available for as low as $20!!! 😱😱😱😱 Use Code: FULLMOON777 at checkout for discount. Click the link in my bio to book. 💗
Still trying to wrap my head around the fact that in only five days this guy is gonna be 24! We met at the age of 12! That 12 years of memories made with this man! Not all were my favorite, but nonetheless their all part of our story. And our love story is by far my favorite of all times! I love this man with every ounce of my being. We have gone through so much and have only come out stronger and more in love. I know I'm gonna spend eternity loving him without a shadow of a doubt. It's always been him, even at 12 I knew he was meant to be a part of my life! He turned out to be one of the biggest parts! Couldn't ask for a better husband or father of our sweet babies and hopefully babies to come!
I’m always on the lookout for the best gadgets for Maverick. Just got this new trendy diaper bag with insulated pockets and bottle holders and an easy to reach zipper actually on the back of the bag where the straps are so you don’t have to take off the whole book bag when traveling.
@vogshow bags come in different colors as well! Use the code VOGSHOW20 for 20% off will link this diaper bag on my story highlights under bargains! Happy Friday y’all!
562716 August, 2019
There's a reason I'm so passionate about sharing yoga with moms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For the first several years I was a mom, I felt like I was drowning. I didn't want to leave my daughter with anyone else. I had no family close by or friends I felt like I could trust to help me when I needed to head to a doctor's appointment. So.. I just didn't go. I didn't go to yoga classes either.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My once thriving yoga practice, which was my way of relieving stress and making me feel healthy, felt like something I had to squeeze in during nap times. It just wasn't the same any more so more often than not I just skipped it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But then I felt so bad and disconnected, I started to focus on my practice again. I left my daughter in someone else's care while I went to the dentist. (Ya'll, I had 8 cavities! Don't skip the dentist.) I made a few mom friends who I still adore and lean on when I need help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And even though my practice wasn't the same as it once was, I started to feel like myself again. I had to shift my expectations. I had to find my people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I realized that pregnant and new moms, especially, need encouragement to make those things happen. I saw that yoga classes were a perfect place to do both. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And so, Spoiled Yogi, which was once just a tongue-in-cheek blog about my own pampered #yogalife became about giving mamas permission to spoil themselves, to find their tribe, and to learn to lean on those people so that they can do what they need to do to take better care of themselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My yoga practice, and my mom friends who I met though my yoga practice, are what keeps me in check. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's official. I'm back at work and my baby boy started his first day at daycare. On a Friday, no less. Well, at least one of us was happy about this whole situation. You don't even wanna see what my face looks like behind that letterboard - a big teary mess. In all honesty, today was a hard day. I held myself together as best I could but I wept like a child on the entire drive to work. When I got there I was greeted with a swarm of hugs, letters, cards and stories of how much the kids at school have missed me and tales of who had gotten up to mischief while I was away. It felt like home away from home and that's how I made it through the day. Turns out my little man did just fine, all smiles and quite content in his own little nursery and Kelsie was more than thrilled to show her little brother off at her school. Now I shall savour the weekends as my special time with my two little people 🌿❤️