As I inch closer to the 9 month mark, the start of maternity leave and the complete and utter unknown, I can’t help but reflect on how I am feeling.
For the majority of this pregnancy I have been so consumed with emotions, guilt and anxiety, which has held me back a lot from being able to embrace this beautiful journey.
But after having reflective, unplugged downtime w/ the hubby over the holidays I can’t help but feel ready and in a place to admit how incredibly blessed and happy I feel. I mean I am still absolutely freaked out by all the change, but outside of that and my utter desire to marie kondo everything in site, I can finally take a big breath, release the weight from my shoulders and just smile through the 8 chins I now have that luckily didn’t come out at this angle 🙋🏻♀️🤰🏻
How about you? How are you feeling? Its the first week back to work for many of us, the post festive season blues are beginning and there is a lot of overwhelming pressure to embrace the whole “new year new me” vibe. So while all the fun, joy or haze of the last bit can seem so forgone, remember to hold onto the things you reflected on, the space you gave yourself and all else in between.
This is your reminder to check in, pause and just allow the breaths to flow in.
189227 January, 2020
S H A K E • S H A K E • S H A K E !
Have you checked out the new @picazokitchen yet? We are beyond honored to provide them with their ice cream for shakes and more! Their food, their drinks, their desserts, their service, and above all, their family and their businesses are truly top notch. Congratulations on the new location and thank you for including us as a part of your fantastic menu, @picazokitchen!
Check them out from 5-9pm and they will be adding Happy Hour soon!!
✧･ﾟ: *✧ 𝒩𝒶𝓃𝓃𝓎 𝐼𝓃 𝐻𝑒𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓃 ✧*:･ﾟ✧
A couple of days ago it was Kayden’s Nanny’s (mummy’s mummy) birthday. As she celebrated in heaven, we celebrated down here by carrying out our normal traditions and putting the Christmas decorations up. Now that Kayden is that little bit older, he was able to join me putting the baubles on the tree (well he tried bless him but most ended up on the floor). As we finished we wished nanny a happy birthday and told her that we missed her and loved her very much. Just as I said those words, Kayden lifted his arm and placed his hand on the picture of her and left it there for a moment. I was speechless and overcome by emotions. How can such a little boy have so much love and empathy.
Unfortunately Kayden never got the chance to meet his Nanny, it breaks my heart every day. However I know I she’s looking down on him, protecting him everywhere he goes. His own guardian angel! 👼🏽 .
It’s not easy when you have a loved one in heaven, especially at this time of year. All you want is them to be with you and making more treasured memories that would last forever.
But what we need to remember is that although we can not see them, they are here, watching over us, making memories of they’re own. They’re laughing along with us when we tell a joke or fall over the presents placed perfectly in the middle of the room by the kids who would much rather play with wrapping paper. They’re sitting here cuddled up to us when we’re upset or alone and missing them. They’re quietly shouting at us to put the turkey in earlier and not make the same mistake as last year when dinner was served at 9 because the turkey took forever. We can’t see them, nor feel or hear them but they are here so make those memories as if we can.
We love you Nanny! #nannyinheaven#supportingoneanother#lovedoneinheaven#christmaswithoutyou#christmasdecorations#chistmastraditions#lovedones#mummyinfluencer#blogger#momsofinstagram #mxldeccrew#scomxmas#enmumma #capturingeverymoment#babyblogger#mixedbabies#makingmemories#motherhoodunplugged#cutes_kiddies#curls#babyinfluencer#babiesofinstagram#naturallycurly#brandmodel#gaurdianangel#snaphappybritmums
Just a happy girl with her cat, flannel, and dark circles 🌖
Happy Monday everybody 🌞
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This weekend I hosted a gathering on Young Living Oils 101 and perfume making. It was a BLAST! So much learning was had! 🌟
We made perfume made from YL’s oils that specifically come in the starter kit since most new members aren’t sure what to do with the oils besides diffuse them. And it can be a bit overwhelming at first. •
Many people aren’t aware of the chemicals and toxins in store bought perfumes, lotions, body wash etc (I could go on and on 😆) and the harmful effects it does to your body (hormones, endocrine system, immune system and so on) so this is a great alternative! I’m grateful for everyone that came this weekend and to be helping others live a healthier lifestyle! •
I’m excited to be hosting another gathering in the future! If you guys have anything you’d like to expand your knowledge on when it comes to Oils please leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! ❤️
In a world filled with so much hope, love, amazing people & beauty...take pleasure in what you have around you and how you can improve yourself, not in how you can bring others down to make yourself feel better. .
The terrible tragedy at the weekend proves how precious life is and how life’s highs and lows affect people.
We all have the ability to make this world a better place, be it with support, kindness, a lending ear, a hug, or even just a smile...sometimes that person walking alongside you might seem incredibly strong, but people are built on feelings. .
A simple act of kindness and humanity can make someone’s day...so help fix someone’s crown...as one day, yours might be crooked...👑💔
"A strong friendship doesn't need daily conversation, doesn't always need togetherness, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part." I had a wonderful evening with these two last night. I’ve been friends with @mumma_evans and @bethymiller89 since I was 17, we don’t see each other everyday and we don’t speak everyday but when we reconnect it’s just like old times. These two have achieved so much, I’m so proud of them. Here’s to more girly nights, saying “Yes” more and always being there for each other ❤️
7622016 February, 2020
Feeling very grateful for our friends and family. They have all pulled together this year to raise money for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation @cldfonline.
If anyone would like to sponsor, buy raffle tickets, sign up to The Lakes 3000 etc, then please let me know. Or maybe just pop to Saffron Walden on March 7th for some sweetie bags or a slice of homemade cake!
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for this amazing man. He has been so supportive of me and my passions over the last 25 years. We haven’t seen eye to eye on every decision, and I know rental properties were never his passion until I convinced him to buy our first, and now he sees their value in our investment portfolio. He has built two homes and renovated many more all while learning to do electrical, plumbing, roofing, siding, flooring, and everything in between. He is a jack of all trades and frugal to the core. ⠀
Thank you for standing by my side and for jumping on board when you weren’t quite sure. 🥰⠀
⠀ #loveyoutothemoonandbeyond #firemovement ⠀ #supportingoneanother #firefighterandteacher
I AM FEELING GRATEFUL & EMPOWERED!!! I cannot believe how just one documenrary can have a strong and positive impact on you!
After watching this story told by so many extraordinary, inspiring and intelligent people, sharing their messages of hope, courage, faith and self belief - I was touched so emotionally that it took me a few days to process and digest.
I MADE A DECISION ...And the reality is I have stepped out of my comfort zone recording my FIRST video that I'm sharing online!!!! Was I scared? Hell yeah!
Did I know what to say ? I did not....
There were so many questions going in my head being unsure whethere to upload it on my insta page or not BUT then I remembered the words by @melrobbins@lewishowes@chrisleemotivator and I just went ahead and did it! I believed in myself💃
I am being real and sharing my message with you...I'm cheering myself on as I was brave enough to step out of my skin and show the world that anything is possible and if we believe in ourselves and have a vision where we want to be and the people we want to be around with- then it is time to start chasing greatness.
Let's encourage, support and inspire each other as the power of connection with like minded people is the key to Greatness!
Let me know how this movie affected you....If you haven't watched it yet - www.greatness.com
4114 February, 2020
Week 2 almost done ✅ Swipe right for more sweat patches ➡️➡️😝
Every time I get to pick my children up and drop them off I appreciate why I made the change from teaching to owning my own Sounds Right Business. Don’t get me wrong- it is bloomin tough and it takes graft, but the reasons I made this life choice cuddle me every morning.
However, no matter how selfless someone is, I firmly believe that something has to make you happy, not just those around you, or you can’t survive.
This job does that for me. I have always been, and always will be a people person. I love interacting with others and helping little ones learn, and this week was a prime example, when I have had such a giggle with both the children and the adults about our ‘u for underpants’. I truly feel like I am spending time with friends rather than customers and I watch the friendships and relationships grow between parents in the class too.
This may be coming across as a bit of a soppy post, but I think being a mum or being self employed can be a really lonely business, so if my classes can bring friendship and laughter to all I am one happy lady!
Saying “no” without feeling guilty is difficult. Doing a half-assed job at too many things can cause anxiety, but doing a great job at a few things can be a huge boost to our well-being. This includes how much we take on in terms of schoolwork, jobs, hobbies, volunteering, friendships, and time for socializing. Do you need to simplify your life?
Not sure who the original author is for this quote, but it was forwarded by a good friend 💗. This is one dialogue in life over which we have control. Sometimes that voice in your head reflects someone else’s voice from the past. Sometimes that voice is saying negative and inaccurate things. Whose voice is it? You can choose to replace that voice with your own. And if you do, choose the tolerant, empathetic, loving and forgiving voice that lives inside of you.
Subbed for a friend tonight at the gym and had a blast with such an awesome crew! For some, it was their first HIIT class. Of course this pic is pre-HIIT ..lol .
When others tell you that you help motivate them on their fitness journeys, that’s what it all about! Supporting, lifting each other up, and crushing goals together 💪🏻👊🏻🙌🏻🔥 Thank you to all for being part of this journey! ❤️ .
Did you know that once we decide to take a matter into our own hands, we take an action , a step leading us to where we are meant to be.
Today I had an amazing opportunity to have a heart to heart conversation with a positive person whose story has touched my heart, we had a lot in common and sharing our stories, laughs and struggles, it was clear to both of us - we both are like minded women, who empower and lift others up. This friendship will go a long way. So be yourself and take the action and do not be scared to open up about your dreams as the right people will show your a direction and their support 😊. My future is looking bright😉
What do you do when life knocks you down? You get back up! And that’s what “The Luggage Drop” is all about. As painful as life can be, for anyone of us, there’s always hope. Read “The Luggage Drop” for free with Kindle Unlimited and watch hope grow in the most unlikely places! 💫
Feb offers baby! 'IF YOU WANT TO BE SOMEBODY,
IF YOU WANT TO GO SOMEWHERE,
YOU BETTER WAKE UP AND,
PAAAYYYYY ATTENTION!!!" This is one of my morning/day/night/just whenever songs, and it totally fits right now!
There are offers left right and centre with this business, and its only 10th Feb!!😲 I personally love the way my skin feels using the RE9 set on a daily basis. Its so smooth and less elastic-y, just what the biggest organ in my body needs!! And this month, its with FREE DIGESTION PLUS?!?! SAY WHHHAAATTT??? Best muffin top erasers, get your satchet out with some water 15mins before your brekkie and WHOOP WHOOP THAT GUT IS A-GLOWING!
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9110 February, 2020
Feeling a little uncertain about the year ahead?
How do you overcome the challenges of instability, lack of trust and low motivation that can fester after team restructure?
To ensure your team heads in the right direction in 2020, consider these five critical moves.
1. Back to basics – it’s all about relationships. Provide a support structure with regular check-ins. Don’t allow the matter of process to overshadow the need to consider how your team are feeling. Ensure they feel valued and heard.
2. Over communicate - often and from your leadership team. Moving on decisions quickly will really improve your existing relationships and help build a sense of stability that is so often lost during these times. Then keep the flow of correct information to avoid untruths that increase uncertainty surfacing.
3. Build growth leadership capacity. Align your talent needs with what will be required to revive growth. Often what got you to this point isn’t what will be required in the future. This is also a great way to engage your high performing staff and keep them motivated with an eye on their future and the companies too.
📢 Saturday now seems an age ago... I cannot imagine the disappointment the players and the coaching staff felt in those last few minutes when it was 17 all, and in the last few minutes a penalty before the whistle was blown! 🏉⠀
But pause ⏸, rewind ⏪, we witnessed 18 players and coaching staff giving everything to the game we love and to DK, and the disappointment ebbs away and we are proud.🐗⠀
We are now 2️⃣ in the league, so what must happen to re-take the top spot? It’s all down to the results of the final 7️⃣ games, what must happen, where can we gain points and where can the points slip away, who knows??? 🤔⠀
If you would like to follow the link: https://buff.ly/2SxFrw3 we have put together a “Final League Table Predictor” for you to download, edit and review.📝⠀
Download, and have a go! 🤔⠀
55010 February, 2020
We’re supporting the @samaritanscharity every Monday this month because we’ve got a pretty good idea what a brew can do!
See the link in our bio for more information
Isn’t it funny how life turns out?
Gemma and I haven’t really spoken since primary school! We drifted, life took us both on different paths, but have recently reconnected and it is as if no time has passed. I am so excited to spend more time with you! You have courage, tenancity and your energy is infectious ✨
Gemma I am so proud of you for taking the road less travelled with me. You are a force to be reckoned with! 💨💓 Heres to many more adventures together, here’s to supporting more women and creating the future you deserve, the best is yet to come my friend 🙌🏻