Life’s a juggling act 💕 I know everyone loves beautiful family photos, but most of ours look like this, or worse 😂 Really trying to soak up this season of life and enjoy the good, the hard, and the in between. Today I was on a run with Sicily scootering next to me and she said, “Mama, we got this, we can do anything together!” And then she said, “Mama what would you do without me?” SAY WHAT!!!! This little gal is literally my number one babe. I truly couldn’t do this without her help. She’s my lil bestie and the best cheerleader ever! Truly thankful to be their mama.
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Babies are not rigid schedules...but incorporating formula and bottles is allowing us a more predictable routine. So much so that I made the journey to church on my own with #smallfries while dad headed back to work.
He napped through the entire service, waking at the end to feed. He had a bottle and was awake to see people and come home to hang out for a while. He is now peacefully sleeping, with no protest! Good things are on the horizon for this family!
The first pic is the closest I could get to capturing his smile...he just happened to be smiling because he had mommy's finger!
Is she dressed like me or am I dressed like her??! 🤷♀️
Honestly, I want to be more like her when I grow up. She’s obviously beautiful; incredibly smart; so carefree-not a worry in the world 🌎! She’s easily forgives & forgets, and though we’re navigating through expressing our feelings in a more productive manner (vs whining 😆), she’s quick to get over stuff.
She loves to dance and sing, especially at church, and she does so with such freedom. Never one to turn down adventure or action, experiencing new things is her favorite.
She’s nurturing and kind, learning more every day how to share with others.
When she smiles, she smiles with her whole heart. When she hugs you, she holds tight. And if you get a kiss, you must really be special because there are no courtesy kisses coming from her. 😜
Her light shines bright and I thank God for bringing her into my life and teaching me about another side of Himself reflected through my little human. ❤️
I could sit around and be a victim. I could be mad that yet again my immune system “failed me” and I got incredibly sick for weeks right after starting a program I was excited about. I could be bummed I’m way behind my friends and clients in the program now. I could say things like, “I try so hard but I’m constantly being knocked down by illnesses.” I could cry. I could be angry. I could be a baby about it. Or I could dive back in and accept what I can’t change. I could say thank you because there are people that have it way worse than me. I can be happy that my body works MOST of the time when some people have bodies that never work. I could be grateful I have EVEN more of an ability to inspire others cuz I just keep getting the F back up. I could say day 12, we’re a little late but let’s do this. It’s time to celebrate all the good days and keep stuff in perspective.💛
Meet Ruth, AKA The notorious RBG. We took this cutie home yesterday after a few months of searching. I was not on board with a new puppy, but after Daphne got sick a few months back, I started to think about what would happen when she passes. Daphne is my best friend and I am a dog person. I know how devastated I am going to be when she goes, and therefore, I know how sad my kids are going to be. I finally caved, and we found Ruth yesterday. We had spent a few mo the doing some research. Looking at every shelter website in south Florida. We looked on puppy adoption websites and talked about how exhausting it would be to welcome a new member to our family. Yesterday we found Ruth by chance. She was the last one of a litter of 10. She has already stolen my husbands and the kids hearts. I know she will grow on me, but part of me is sad because my Daphne has been so sick lately. Daphne and Ruth have been doing well together, but I’m nervous. I’m hoping that Ruth will run off on Daphne, and I will see that spark back in Daphne. I read an article that says introducing a puppy to an older dog can give them a new lease on life. Fingers crossed.
Haven't seen a smile this big at practice in a long time! Mauris been with a coach who honestly started to crush her spirit and love for the sport as we waited patiently quite awhile for the coach we both absolutely adore to have a spot. Well a spot finally opened up. They ran up and gave eachother the biggest hug and high five and I am SUCH a baby that I cried lol. Seeing Mauri light up again about the sport she loves so much made me beam. She did so well today even after not being with her for this season that she asked her to compete next month! This girl makes me SO INCREDIBLY PROUD! As a gymnast I know how important skill and form are but for me, her dedication and how incredibly hard she tries at every single practice is and will always be such a proud mama moment. Shine bright baby 🤸🏼♀️