Y’all being a mom (or a parent for that matter) is no joke 99.9% of the time. It’s when your life ceases to be about you and your soul purpose becomes about everything this little tiny human needs. And I know those early days are hard, so hard. You’ll probably feel like you lost a lot of yourself, wonder when the heck you’ll ever be able to enjoy the things you used to again, especially when your home with a nursing baby or a sick fussy toddler, scrolling through your kid less friends instagram feeds. You may feel a sense of remorse for the days of freedom in those moments.... but let me tell you my friends just hold on because before you know it those clinging baby and toddler years will be over, you will miss them believe it or not as you begin the next phase of parenthood, as your little birds flap their wings, jump from their nests to test their limits and have a willingness to try new things. That my friends is when it really rocks to be a parent, when you get to share with your kids all the things you love and watch them love it too. And that is perhaps my favorite part of parenthood, sharing in the wonder and excitement of life through these new eyes of a child. But enjoy and cherish this phase of parenthood too because before you know it they’ll be blazing their own trails like a bat outta hell full speed down the mountain and you’ll be like me, left in the dust wondering how life and these moments could pass so quickly.... ❤️ 🚲 👦🏽❤️ #momlife #boymom #wheredidthetimego #rockymountainbikes #ourbikergang #lifebehindbars #leftinthedust #momsgotguns #parentmotivation
Hello, I'm Jo
I’m a 30-something year old wife to my wildland firefighter hero and my best friend in the whole wide world! I run on Gods word and Iced coffee. I have 3 beautiful boys, Hunter (16), Jameson (10) and Waylon (2) and I am never short of chaos but am always short on energy. We have a hobby farm full of free range animals and a rescue dog named Mako.
I am a business owner to a small women's clothing store, @blondies_on_1st
, in Snohomish WA. I'm so thankful for my customers, letting me live my dream of being a full time business owner and a full time Wifey and Mommy. It is a prayer answered for our family!
Take a look at our life, lately, and see where all that energy goes...and where it came from to begin with.
#bloggermom #wildfirefighterwife #funhavers #funhaverfarm #farm #farmkids #farmfamily #simplelife #photographer #boymom #boylife #themartinsons #martinsonfamily #beblondies
Guten Morgen 😃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7:40 Uhr und wir sind schon fertig. 2,5 Wochen ist es schon her. Heute geht’s wieder in den Kindergarten. Er wird wohl nicht da bleiben wollen 🤷🏽♀️. Seine Laune war bis vor kurzem auch nicht so toll. Und das am frühen Morgen 🙈. Naja was soll’s. Jeder hat mal schlechte Laune ✌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After being rejected when I asked Niko if he wanted to get back together, I was a whole mix of feelings: Angry, sad, lonely. I wanted J to have the traditional family dynamic with two parents living in the same house and I had just been told that was definitely not going to be happening.
But, once I started maternity leave (photo above), I thought about Niko’s decision, and it made sense. My view of the situation had been completely tainted by my desire to have everything be perfect and to have everything be my way. There wasn’t room for anyone else’s opinions because it was my way or just wrong (obviously I wasn’t always right but used to never admit that). In fact, shortly before conceiving J, I had actually broken up with Niko in the heat of the moment when I was upset that he didn’t express his opinions to others when they were unknowingly contributing to rape culture. As a rape survivor, I love politely starting discussions about how to end rape culture and thought Niko was contributing to the culture because he didn’t do the same...again, my way or the highway.
And who was I kidding? Any sane couple in my and Niko’s situation would’ve broken up long before we did. Before we had broken up, I was naturally flirtatious when out at bars and often didn’t realize that people thought I was flirting with them. This obviously bothered Niko. How could it not? In fact, it bothered him so much that it started to affect his actions as well. Again, how could it not? Lies were told on both ends, there was a lack of trust between both of us, and no healthy relationship can flourish in that environment.
Niko and I weren’t getting back together and that was something I needed to accept.
Story To Be Continued
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New on the blog for expecting mamas! 🤰 Things you should do before you go into labor + the perfect hospital bag packing list. 🛅⠀
Every mother has a unique story about what happened when they went into labor. No matter where you are and the events that lead up to active labor, there’s always an element of drama (and probably anxiety too). The best way to combat these feelings is to be as prepared as possible. Doing your homework ahead of time will give you a sense of being a little more in control. ⠀
Click link in bio to see full blog post!☝️
Dreaming of last week’s bright blue skies. And how ‘bout that view on the way home from preschool drop off 🙌🙌
Why oh why must I be severely allergic to these gorgeous beings!? I love everything about the #GoldenRetriever
breed - except that part where I get severe migraine headaches and have asthma attacks after a few minutes in the same room as one. 😳😩🤷🏼♀️ I’m doing a ton of breed research to narrow down candidates for a #ServiceDog
hopeful. It’s a long process, and one I can’t guarantee will be successful no matter how much blood, sweat and tears goes into it. But if a #PTSD
service dog could not only help me recover, but help me stay healthy? Without meds (eventually)? I’d like to explore the option!! #100MileTraining
Maxwell is obsessed with being swaddled. He struggles to fall asleep when he’s not and even enjoys being swaddled for awake time. (Though we do unswaddle him as much as possible to help him get strong.) Did your babe love to be swaddled? If not, what is that one thing they needed to be completely content and fall asleep? ❤️
#boymom #son #missyou
I’m ready for him to come home now. I try to remind myself there are a lot of moms that would love a break, but it doesn’t make it easier to sleep when he’s gone. I thought it would get easier with time, but 7 years after going solo it’s not.
The sundown calm🌅
Our last getaway was this summer and just a short 2 hour drive up North (during nap time). This time around we are with a terrible two and a no longer sleepy infant.
📌 Parenting tip of the day: throw all screen time rules away during the day of travel and ESPECIALLY whilst on the plane. 🛫🤣💻😭🛬
It’s not just about me anymore. It’s about my family. It’s about my boys. I want to be healthy so I can have the energy to keep up with them. So I can enjoy more life with them. I want to be healthy because if I’m being healthy it means they are. My healthy dinners, are what the family eats. So just by me improving, it’s making an effect on my family. That’s a pretty big deal to me ❤️ I just made a sneak peek into my next bootcamp. This bootcamp we’re going #backtothebasics
and learning about solid healthy nutrition! No calorie counting, no cutting out food groups, no quick fixes. Just a healthy lifestyle to last you a life time. The sneak peek is there to give the deets, let me answer questions and set you up with allllll the tools you need to succeed! I want you to get the MOST out of it 👏🏼 just click the link in my bio to check it out, totally free and no pressure 😊 plus I have an announcement tomorrow 😉 #youregoingtowanttobethere
#boymom #snugglesesh #toddlermomlife #thirdtrimester #collegestudent
Usahay I felt bad (sakit sa dughan) kung si Gavin makigduwa naku then akong mabalibaran tungod sa trabaho. Being a parent is never easy much more if you are a solo parent. There's the guilt of losing the chance to spend time with him because soon, he will have his own set of friends, barkada na ang iyang kalibutan and I'll be left behind 😭. That is why I get frustrated and pressured na as much as possible maka spend ko ug time niya. I'm not a perfect mom and I'm not trying to be one. Infairness sa akong client, I have the freedom to choose my work schedule. Thankful to have a boss who understands. Just sharing my mama sentiments 😍
All is well ♥️🙏♥️🙏♥️ #mamalife #motherandson #asianparent #boymomlife #boymom #parentlife #parent #parenting #moments #priceless #memories #wahm #freelancing #freelancer #virtualassistant #upwork #freelance
Bye bye to the dirty white tees 😖
I may have been on vacay, but I definitely still made it a point to stay on track with my new program💪🏼
It’s only 20 minutes! It was super easy to squeeze that in! I would get my workout in and be back and showered before the movie the boys were watching even ended!🎬
Idk about you but heck if I want to spend an hour+ in a gym regularly! I don’t have time for that anymore👪
If quick, convenient workouts sound doable to you and you have access to WiFi (who doesn’t💁🏻♀️) send me a message or comment below! I’d love to do this together!❤️
Outside is one of our favourite places to be 🌲 especially in winter when there are no bugs to ruin our fun.
🧸Bake time: 38 weeks
🧸Weight gained: 21 lbs
🧸Mom’s symptoms: waddles, needs help getting up from a laying position, if something falls on the floor it’s dead to me
🧸Baby’s activity: still very active, head-down, facing to mom’s side
We’re ready and can’t wait to meet him!
#38weekspregnant #babyboy #boymom
Give me all the skinned knees, dirty feet, messy hair, mischievous eyes, stinky...everything. I love it. I love it all. There was never a doubt in my mind I’d be a boymom. It’s in my bones. It’s how I was made. They aren’t here because of my desire. My desire is here because of them. Placed in me, with them in mind. My unique design, to love and adore their unique design. I love that about our Creator. No mistakes. Everything right. It’s that simple. ❤️
◽️ t h r o w b a c k ◽️ x o x o
◽️ s t o r y t i m e ◽️ Can ANY mama out there get through this book without ugly crying?!
◽️ m a m a ◽️ a u n t i e
Not sure what I did to deserve you and your brother but I am SO very grateful 💫