When it’s hot out and you no longer wanna be on the playground you hide in the air conditioned car #boymom
Have you guys tried these little cuties yet?! @goomeeus
don't leave marks on your hair, prevents headaches, and avoids hair breakage! I'm obsessed! They also give a little "lift" to your hair and make a cute #messybun
When your kid sees past your BS & really knows you didn't eat all of your food... #KingSass
I admit, I’m getting a bit desperate with my food these days - going on week 6 or 7 without a kitchen!
Sprouted whole grain bagel with jalapeño cream cheese and a bit of jam on one half and a slice of cheese and cucumbers and tomatoes on the other. Also, extra tomatoes and cucumbers to eat (#veggiesmost
) and 2 vegetarian sausage patties....
. ...and all of it served on pink paper plates that I remember specifically getting for a friend’s baby shower - wait for it - over 10 years ago! 😂😂😂
Does Still having these make me a hoarder? 😂
After my kitchen is done, there will be some serious decluttering going on!😂
. What’s something that you’ve found in your house 🏡 and thought “I should have gotten rid of this a loooong time ago”?
What was it and how old was it? .
#houseproject #homeworkout #fitand40 #motherrunner #ragnar #runnermom #boymom #momofboys #sweatoutthecrazy
Cassandra joined our team in April & this is her amazing story so far! She is also fully structured for her next promotion that will come with a $5000 bonus this month!!! 😳🙌🏼 If you're interested in an extra income or a sole income from your phone, message me!💖 "Hey! For those of you who don’t know me. My name is Cassandra. My life has been a series of amazing, crazy, sometimes just tragic events but it’s all been part of my unique journey.. before I took the leap I was not even living paycheck to paycheck.. I was putting myself in debt each day.. trying to survive with 2 kids. Paying for daycare, basic bills, groceries, and gas to be able to make it to my full-time job. I felt like I was spinning my wheels and getting nowhere fast.
When I was approached by my friend Alyssa telling me about this crazy business that you do from your phone and how successful her and her husband have been because of it.. I thought she was a mad woman! I was terrified to make an investment because clearly.. I didn’t have anything to give.. but something just keep telling me try.. just try it.. all the what if’s flooded in.. and the major one “WHAT IF THIS WORKS” and my other favorite “WHY NOT ME”.
I have given this business my all and in less than 4 months I’ve received countless $100 weekly bonuses. A $1000 bonus for helping people like me earn extra money and helping people by meeting health goals. On top of commissions.
Now, I love my job! This is what I do full-time and I spend time with my 2 amazing children everyday. I’m able to do things that I haven’t been able to do before.. like go buy myself something that I deserve! Haha I’m a firm believer in treating yourself! I’ve paid off 2 credit cards and a personal loan. I’m so excited and now hopeful for my future. I’m watching my dreams becoming a reality.. I’m finally!!! FINALLY living my best life. ❤️ sooo
Why not you?"
#momwithcameras #toddlermom #mamabear #mamasheart #parenting #simplemoments #uniteinmotherhood #letthembelittle #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #partyofseven #familyofseven #littlefierceones #girlmom #boymom #newmom #momprenuer #momofgirls #homeschooling #sahm #wahm
Drinking that water like its my full-time job🤣 Reality tho, Im craving some coffee.
Honestly though, when I struggled after losing our two babies, I turned alot to diet soda, because “I just needed a treat.” Turning to soda gave me temporary relief to my pain. Yet, the effect was—more tiredness, more anxiety, more weight gain, more emotional stress.
Water didn’t fix my emotional problem. But its been a huge step in not leaning on food to comfort loss or stress. It helps with weight loss (thats a plus!) and kicks those terrible cravings.
H20 is a simple shift for me. Sometimes you’ve got to start practical while you work through the emotional. ✌🏼 And that’s OK.
Oh little sleepy boy, do you know wat time it is? 🎶
Me: *tries to clean*
ZEUS APPRECIATION POST⚠️✋🏻😍🐶⠀
I feel bad because ever since Jackson came on the scene poor Zeus has had to handle getting less attention. Although the has handled it like a champ it can’t be easy getting the spotlight taken from you😬😔 ⠀
Zeus has been there for me through everything. Through the sad, happy, exciting, confusing times... he’s listened! I can tell him anything and no one will know 😏 He actually spent A LOT of time sitting with me talking to Jackson before he was even born. Zeus has been my walking, running, and sleeping buddy. I could not have asked for a better family dog 🙈I swear he’s just like a human- he even lets you know that! ⠀
I am very very lucky Jackson loves Zeus as much as I do😊 Now we just need him to make puppies so we can have one😉🤫 ⠀
Who else are dog people?!? ⠀
#boymom #fitnesscoaching #firsttimemom #fashionstudent #snhu #collegechic #retiredathlete #healthyishappy #postpartumjourney #doglover
🐶 #warmweathergirl #beachbabe #theberkshires
It’s a rest day today in my program but I just felt like my body needed to move. I did a 22 minute workout that made me feel strong, empowered and exhausted all in one!
I work a noon to 8 shift today due to a work event tonight so I am going to shower and get ready for my day!! Happy Wednesday, babes and dudes!!💪🏻💜 #messyhairdontcare
💥 About Me- Since I am still new at this whole Instagram thing for a while now, I mine as well post a little about me! ⭐️ I am 28 years old, A June Summer baby, and finally celebrated my Golden birthday this year! ⭐️ I am married, and have been with my hubby for 8 years now! ⭐️ I am a boy mama of 2, and so happy that I am! ⭐️ I just got promoted at work, I am now a Membership Coordinator @ a Fitness Center in a Park District, where I have worked for 12 years! ⭐️ I am obsessed with Sun, Cactus & Peanut Butter. ⭐️ My absolute dream is to live in Arizona one day! ⭐️ My favorite movies are Wedding Singer, Greatest Showman & How to Lose a guy in 10 days. ⭐️ My all time fave TV shows are Vampire Diaries, Dawsons Creek & Sons of Anarchy ⭐️ I love taking pictures/photography ⭐️ I work for Scentsy, Sell Scentsy, Love Scentsy, let me know if I can help you buy/learn about Scentsy! ⭐️ My fave place to be besides AZ, is San Diego!
#aboutme #motherhood #boymom #scentsy #arizona #cactus #sun #waxboss #boymama #sandiego #summer #joyfulmama #dailyparenting #thehappynow #ig_motherhood
Are you even a #boymom
if your clothes and hair aren’t pulled a thousand time a day? No. No, you are not 😜. We love our energetic boys and they can melt my heart, but man, they do some crazy things! Like why do i have to tell you not to play soccer in the shower ⚽️🚿🤦🏻♀️? I’m sure all the boy mamas can relate 🤣. So I wanna hear from you...what crazy things do your sons do that only boy moms would understand? #motherhoodintheraw #momlifebelike #9monthsoldbaby #thisismotherhood #kauai
. Anyone else grew up eating corned beef hash? 🙋🏾♀️ Omg it's the 💣💥. Sometimes my breakfast is light (a banana or 2 fried eggs) but on days when I have a light lunch, I eat a heavier breakfast. Today we made scrambled eggs with bacon, corned beef hash, and a little shredded cheese in a 100 calorie healthy multigrain pocket thin. #yum
O N E ☝🏼 🤗😩😭🤪😃 I am feeling all the emotions today. How could this be possible? Well, here we are 1 whole year old. Mikey is the sweetest little blessing to our family and we are all in love with him! He is pulling himself up on everything : He walks around furniture while holding on : He is an Olympic crawler 👈🏼 seriously he books it but it more of a swim crawl : He eats like a champ : He gets super excited for food : he asks for more by making a grunting noise 🤣 : He loves drinking ice water out of a cup : He loves bath time : He hates swimming pools : He can hold his own against his brothers, already 🤦🏼♀️ : He loves when mommy sings to him 🙉 : He loves his door jumpy : He loves to watch his brothers play and you can just tell he wants to join in : he likes to play or pound on the piano : He likes to pull Jakey’s hair 🤷🏼♀️ : He loves when daddy does his Mikey voice : He is a little dare devil 😬 : He loves all the attention : He’s super nosy : He is approximately 23 pounds of love!! I love everything about this little guy, from his sweet demeanor to his little temper (which he does have!) I love his huge brown eyes and his little dimples above his lips, his cute little chunky body and all his chins. He’s such a snuggly ball of perfection and I am so happy that he choose our family ❤️ We love you Mikey, Extra, Mikeolito, Micel, Chunk, Michaecol! Happy 1st Birthday, our sweet boy!! .
#FirstBirthday #One #OneYear #MonthlyMilestones #BatzKidsLove #Leo #AugustBaby #AugustFifteenth #InstaMonths #InstaParenting #Youngest #MichaelFord #RaisingBoys #BoyMom #StopDropAndMom #MomOfBoys #MotherhoodUnplugged #MagicOfChildhood #ChildhoodUnplugged #LetThemBeLittle #MomTogs #OurEverydayMoments #DailyParenting #TripleTheFun #MonthlyPictures
My lil Trevor has advanced to his new lil school 😍 yay class of 2032... geesh is that right?
There is no shame in admitting you struggle with mental health issues!!
It wasn't until I got sick that it was discovered that I struggle with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts related to my chronic pain.
I've been in a deep dark hole ready to end it. I've cried for days and nights, not even sleeping because my brain wouldn't shut off. And let's not forget that I wouldn't even leave the house because I was so anxious.
I hated the meds the Dr's prescribed because it only made it worse. So I had to find other things to learn to cope. Like meditation!
I started waking up earlier. And instead of checking social media or messages first thing. I began to meditate using we either an app #headspace
to help me remove the anxious feeling. It's worked wonders for me.
If you struggle like I do....give those apps a try. They're free and help with a variety of things. You'll be happy you did and let me know if you like them 😊
Remember talking about your mental health isn't taboo!! If you ever need someone to talk to...I'm always here.
Hump day with my littlest man. 😊
STOP 🛑 giving yourself excuses why you can't have a better life! •
Life is what we make it! 🤸We can either complain about how hard it is or pull up your big girl panties and hustle. •
Working out daily and growing a business Isn't always easy; but the payoff is is always so worth it!! I'm no longer stuck at a daily rat race filling someone else's wallet. No longer is someone else loving and caring for my kids! No longer am I out of breathe climbing the stairs or ridden with daily anxiety that paralyzes me to the couch! •
It's all about the choices that we make! I choose to love myself! I choose to show up daily for me and my family! I choose to hustle and grind baby because that is what fills my cup! ☕
#mommofthree #midwestgirl #greatlakesgirl #boymom #momofgirls #loveyourself #momofa4yearold #mommaofteens
Well this just happened. I thought I was the cool mom riding Tristan's scooter home from school and clearly the universe decided to kick me off that high horse. 😂🥊Luckily no one saw.....but an entire bus full of kids. 🤦🏻♀️😂 No worries though, my ego and I will recovery. #momfail #battlescars #boymom
Not today!!! I'm so thankful that my current workout program allows me a rest day in the middle of the week!! 🤗🤗 How is it that I'm getting fit, eating clean, resting 3 days a week, and enjoying a "cheat day" every week?! 🤔🤔 Man, this must be a dream! Except it's NOT! This is my real life situation and it can be yours too!
So tell me what day you want to sign up because this train is pulling out the station and I dont want to be waving goodbye! 👋
So let's get it done already!!👊 #FitLife #FitMom #NoExcuses #WaitForWhat #WeDoingThis #NewDay #GirlsWhoLift #StrongIsBeautiful #BoyMom #Liift4 #YouWereMadeForMore
1st day of school! Konah 2nd grade & Kev in 5th buh yet they are the same height! Crazy how time freakin flys nxt year Kev willl be goin to middle school! 😬 I love ♥️ you boys so much! Kev doesn’t look so happy in the second pic 🤣 he rather stay home and play “fortnight” •
#1stdayofschool #2ndgrade #5thgrade #schooltime #myboys #boymom #boysboysboys
New dino teethers 😍🦕🦖 They are made of bpa free, safe, food grade silicone, free of all harsh chemicals, and totally cute! Rarrrrr!
You have this one life. How do you want to spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Running after people who don't see you? Always putting others before you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.
AD: During the summer you'll be sure to find us at the cottage most weekends. There's no schedules or appointments and it's all about fun and relaxation. So while I may not be strapped for time the same way that I usually am when we're home, it doesn't mean I want to spend a lot of my time cooking. Also, there are only so many burgers and hot dogs I can eat. Making at least one healthy, delicious and preferably quick, meal is important.
It's also important to @LoblawsON
who understand that Canadians are crunched for time. That's why they challenged me to create a meal that is both packed full of flavour and healthy in under 40 minutes as part of their #TasteTheNewNext
'Cooking on the Clock' food trend.
Check out my latest blog post to get the recipe for this pesto chicken pasta which pairs well with a Caprese salad. This meal is both satisfying and refreshing for a summer night and perfect for a picnic outdoors. After all, the best part about summer meals is having enough time to enjoy them with loved ones!
Remember, you have only one ride through life so give it all you got and enjoy the ride.
Grateful ♥️ To have a tribe of bliss that has been by my side in my personal wellness journey and that has been rooting me on to hit a BIG goal in my business. Funny pictures, voice messages and texts throughout the week.
I’ve struggled connecting with women when I was younger but these ladies have wrapped their arms around me to become my second family.
Do you have a strong group of women in your life that supports you, challenges you and CELEBRATES LIFE with you? 🙏
Oh my friend, you should and I welcome you to.
This is the closest I’ve ever been to wearing a crop top in public 😏 and I’m pretty fuckin excited! Also the first time I’ve ever rocked double messy buns. Feeling myself! 🔥
I used to pick my clothes based on what I thought would fit that day and hide the areas that I was uncomfortable with. I got so tired of rummaging through my closet and feeling like I only had a handful of things that I could actually wear, but uh...NO MORE 😁. I still have my days and black is still my favorite color, but the amount of confidence that I carry around is AMAZING 😉 I no longer put on 10 different things and hate all of them. I no longer dread the dressing rooms. I also no longer blame the brand for why that particular size didn’t fit 😂😂 (I can’t be the only one right?) I am forever a changed woman! Trust me to help you find all your confidence too!? 👭 Link is in my bio! Let’s do this girl!
I already miss the summer and the chaos and noise it brought. I also can’t wait for B to start preschool next week so I’ll have two mornings a week alone. Motherhood is so weird. To all those in the trenches with me, I see you. Embrace it. I’m assured we will miss these days. In some ways, I already do.