I have to admit ...and feeling a little guilty that I never thought to buy my son a doll until just recently when he fell in love with this doll at a friend’s house. Why don’t we think to buy dolls for boys? My boys have been raised with a father who is very nurturing and caring, he reads books to them at night, consoles and snuggles them when they’re sad, he cooks, he cleans (sometimes) and does just as much as a parent in that role as I do. My sons are witnessing this and obviously think it’s pretty awesome. Our sons will grow up to be husbands and fathers just like our daughters will grow up to be mothers. So why are we not encouraging this more?
Did you know that research says that boys who play with dolls develop more empathy? Also, because they are practising dressing and feeding their dolls, it helps them develop fine motor skills and they learn how to dress themselves. Boys who play with dolls also engage in social-emotional pretend play, which teaches them how to self-regulate emotions.
In other words, boys who play with dolls become nurturing and empathetic people, something the world always needs a little more of. What are your thoughts? Do your sons like to play with dolls?
3 minutes ago
All days aren't magical. In fact most days are difficult. But today I was reminded of how magical our life really seems... But that wouldn't quite be the right word, because our family was miraculous orchestrated by an Almighty God and I am beyond thankful to be able to have my sweet babies! I love spending these days with them. I appreciate a husband who works hard so I can. I am thankful God put a calling in my heart to step away from a career and into our home. I love being a full time mommy and I couldn't imagine life any other way!
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Started my morning with the kiddos gymnastics, Payton got to bring a friend today and since her original pick didn’t work out she asked to bring bubba 🥰 talk about melting my momma heart watching them together( holding hands) I have proof for when their older and no longer like each other 😂
Came home drank my no excuse juice and got my 20 something min sweaty Saturday done! Always feel 100 times better afterwards, more patient, more calm, more present for my kiddos. Day 54/100 ✅
What are you up to this weekend? My hubs works but we enjoyed some time down at the 7th annual fall festival, now off to celebrate my bonus dad some more!
4 minutes ago
“Bloom” journal $12 plus shipping! I am obsessed with this one!
4 minutes ago
Both hard at work.
Olive scaring away the neighbors🐾.
And I'm checking in with ladies working their 🍑s off, whether it's to lose weight, start a fresh routine, or build a business.
But when you love what you do, it's not work at all 💜
The last couple of weeks I find myself criticizing our house, looking at new wooden floors, kitchen cabinets, wood trim, garden tiles, tree's you name it.
Our debtfree journey is going great, and in my mind I'm already spending the money we would save.
It is stupid really, but most people around us have the picture perfect house,car etc and a ton of debt. We dont have a ton of debt,but look poor..
Whoa guys.. in the last two weekends I’ve done some pretty rad shit I’m super excited about 🕊It’s wild how life is sometimes. So fluid that you barely even notice yourself walking through the doors you once thought would never even be in front of you. NEW fun and oh so exciting things I’m getting myself into, and I can’t even wait ⚡️
I did a half face no makeup and half face with makeup.
Then full face with makeup.
I have never found ANYTHING like Farmasi products, makeup. It is not a new company. But is new to the USA!🇺🇲
Usually foundation feels thick and heavy.
Not this. Feels like your wearing nothing!
I'm doing a special for my beauty business just starting out!!🤗😍
🎉 Message me for special!!
What would you do with an extra $200 a month? What about $500? What about $1,000? That could cover your family’s groceries, car payment, a vacation! This month SeneGence is giving you the chance to start your own business FOR FREE. And by free, I mean free. Completely and totally free. Let’s chat 🤑
Long post alert. So you have been warned.
The question was asked: “what would your younger be proud of your current self today.” With all honesty, I don’t think my younger self would be that proud of myself because I defined success so differently back in the day. I was self absorbed and very petty. Success meant popularity, making money, and climbing that corporate latter, except for me working the food industry and making a name for myself.
My dream was to embark on a journey of becoming a successful chef that would one day be hella rich with my own food network show and stick to all the jerks that told me I would never get there.
Well they were right and I was so wrong. I never got to the success I wanted, I worked in the food industry, and hated it. Too many self absorbed a-hole chefs out there. I didn’t need to become another one. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for the training it gave me, and I still love to cook. I think my younger self woke up and realized that my definition of success needed a perspective shift.
I can’t undo the past and how I thought then, so I can only speak from my current grown self.
I think that my current self is proud of who I transformed in to now. Someone who is a bit more self sustainable and whole lot less selfish. I find that am more selfless and helping other succeed. I think success is linked with joy that I choose to live on the day to day. However, I know I need to see some more personal success in my health and fitness journey. Which I am getting there. I promise.
19 minutes ago
Post game. My son got hit in the arm, HARD, while up at bat. I asked him if he wanted to beat up the pitcher with me after the game & he said no. He knows I’m a sarcastic mom & I know he’s a good kid 🤣
😃😎👨👩👧👦 Good morning our beautiful, amazing, healthy, sexy and wonderful friends and family, have a wonderful day. Wishing you a life full of love, health, happiness and all the best with Your endeavours. We love and appreciate You all. Thank you for being a wonderful friend. #goodmorning#sahd#sahm#lifestyle#createyourlife
Rodan + Fields update ✨
These are just a few products I’ve used on my skin that did not work for ME. I would get lost on Pinterest trying to find home remedies, natural ways to get rid of acne or just treatments that worked for everyone else that had the same problem as me. At one point I was just using a bar of soap because I thought everything else was just making it worse so the simpler the better, right? 🤷🏻♀️😅
I’ll keep repeating myself over and over that I’m so glad I decided to try R+F. It’s truly changing my skin. My skin felt like freaking braille! And makeup made it look and feel worse but I HAD to cover it somehow... There’s a reason why they’re the #1 skincare in the U.S (don’t believe me ask Siri 😉) Honestly, anybody that has skin can use these products 👏🏼 SO many different products for everybody’s skin type and the doctors keep adding more 🤯 .
If you have ANY skin issues you’re trying to fix shoot me a message! 💕
WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING THAT SCARES YOU, what happens???
You GROW!!!!! 🌟🌟🌟
And today I feel like I just grew a million, billion times.
I was asked to speak at our National Convention in front of 2,000 people today.
I was absolutely terrified.
But I practiced and practiced and showed up.
And do you want to know what happened afterwards?
I had countless women come up to me and tell me I inspired them or I renewed their passion in their business or belief in themselves and who they are.
I cannot even imagine if I would have said no. Part of me wanted to because it was so far outside my comfort zone.
The place that scares you the MOST, is the exact place God wants you to be. He wants to use those big, scary things and use you in mighty ways. Just DO it!!! Trust me 🙏🏼
27 minutes ago
You know what I SERIOUSLY can’t believe!?!
That we are about 3 months away from 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎!!!! I feel like every time I blink another year goes by that much faster!!!
But you know what I’m sooooo READY for the holidays and not just in the “𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴” kinda way lol but in the “𝘐 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯,” kinda way!
I’m not scared to eat candy with my daughter on Halloween or a whole pumpkin pie at thanksgiving lol 🤤 or my aunts delicious holiday cookies on Christmas Eve!
Having a balanced nutrition that has become second nature. Its the lifestyle I have dreamt about and thought was so far out of reach. But all It took was saying 𝐘𝐄𝐒 to myself and the rest slowly fell into place!
The roaring 20s are coming ladies....
I know I’m going in, ready to strut my confidence like it’s no body’s business! 💃🏻
I’ve felt the pressure to conform. To do things that everyone else was doing. To fit in.
After all, breaking the mold is harder, more challenging since no one has ever gone there.
But if you want to live your life by your terms isn’t that okay? I say yes! Disrupt the pattern, do what’s on your heart and try something you haven’t before.
The more we are who we are meant to be, the better this world will become.
2 weeks ago
As I enjoy my last few days in my 20s, it has kind brought up a mood of self reflection as I think back to some of things that I’m thankful for... Some are obvious like my sweet hubby and my beautiful daughters, but I’m also thankful for the ability to stay home with my daughters AND for a husband who supports me and encourages me to take risks and try new things!
Just a few months ago, I responded to a friend’s offer for 50% off the enrollment fee to become a BeautyCounter consultant, and I’m SO glad I did! I have learned so much about the ingredients we put on our skin every day, I have connected with tons of people I hadn’t talked to in a while (which has been such a sweet surprise blessing!), I’ve gotten an outlet just for me being a SAHM... and it’s skincare and makeup which is SO fun for me💁🏽♀️ plus I’m actually making money! It’s been such an exciting journey so far, and I’d love for you to join me in the adventure (which is why I’m offering you 50% off the enrollment fee this month - making it $48 to sign up PLUS you get the cleansing balm and the lipstick I’m wearing in this pic as part of your enrollment kit! 💄) ————————————————————
If you’re just a LITTLE bit curious, send me a quick message! There is NO pressure whatsoever, but I’d be happy to share with you my experience so far and answer ANY questions you might have! #betterbeauty