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I do my best to get a great in-camera shot, but some photos need a bit of tweaking. 📷⠀
p.s. — So excited to see @cjschroeder
+ the cute man that came from this belly, this weekend in Madison!!! 🍷
Seriously the sound of a strap’s metal buckle hitting the floor is like nails on a chalkboard . No more wire hangers!
No more metal buckles! #mommydearest #nowirehangers
Happy Birthday to my Mama! Thanks for being so amazing and we are so blessed to have you! You are a Beautiful , STRONG woman. Thanks for being there for me and the boys always and being one of my biggest cheerleaders! Hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend! Love to love you Mom! #happybirthdaymom #mommydearest #mom #iloveyou
Happy Birthday to the woman I truly aspire to be someday. •
Mom, you are always persistent in loving like Jesus and gracious in all things. You are joyful in all circumstances and kind beyond measure to EVERYONE you encounter. You are tenacious and determined, always showing grit and perseverance. You are a business woman who has led women to victories in their own lives for financial freedom for their families, all while leading them to Christ. You are the best mom and “(h)auntie” to myself, London, and Will. •
I love you, I am thankful for you and I pray this is your best year yet. ☘️💚
It is so scary to be one of Dorothy’s dolls. One minute you’re wearing new pajamas and being lovingly tucked into bed. The next minute, you’re on the bottom of the closet pile. #SIX #mommydearest
photo of myself pregnant with my 1yr old makes me appreciate how challenging the last few years have been. Since June 2015 I have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding with no breaks, and it all came to an end 2 weeks ago!
That is 1366 days, or 3 years, 8 months, and 25 days, or 32,784 hours. However you add it up or break it down, it is a huge part of my life and I have given so much of myself to be a mother to these girls. I love them with my entirety, but I am SO fucking happy to have my body back! #motherhoodunfiltered #mommydearest #allformybabies #getmesomechampagne
Several years ago, when I was going through my divorce, my ex-wife sent our son out of state without my consent. Then, she refused to tell me where he was. For over 3 months. Few events will trigger anger and panic like someone abducting your child.
What did I do to keep from losing my mind? I practiced radical acceptance (among other tools). When we get angry, the usual possibility is to place blame on others for creating the pain.
The problem with that approach is that, regardless of who is blamed, your pain lives on. Your suffering continues. In many instances, the more upset you become, the more severe your suffering gets.
What’s more, getting enraged prevents you from seeing what’s really going on. It’s true, to a large extent, that rage blinds us. This happens frequently in those who are overcome with intense negative emotions. Then, the negative thoughts follow - internal criticisms, attacks on others and self-judgments. And these negative thoughts and feelings blind you to the details in your life. When you get overwhelmed with anger, your view of reality gets distorted.
By giving in to your anger and thinking about how a particular incident shouldn’t have happened, you miss the fact that it did happen. And now you have to find ways to get past it.
Criticisms, blame and judgments keep you from making positive strides towards accepting the situation, coming to terms with it and improving things. Changing the past is impossible. The more you struggle against the past, the more you get stuck, frozen in your own rage over the injustice done you.
So what are your options? If getting angry, enraged or judgmental doesn’t change the past or improve things, what else is there?
The alternative involves radical acceptance which means allowing the present moment to be just as it is, without judgment or criticism of the event or your own actions (or inactions). For more info visit Guidetoself.com.
What are you celebrating today? Share something good that happened to you this week!💕💃🏽⬇️ Sharing this morning in honor of ALL the good news yesterday.
Baby Ace is growing BEAUTIFULLY. I had anxiety all day yesterday and I think it’s because my appointment was later in the day 🤦🏾♀️. I worry every time, but I had ALL day to worry. We got to hear Baby Bro’s heartbeat and he’s measuring 34.5 weeks 😆. I’m 33 weeks tomorrow! Getting closer and closer.
2. I got my official invitation to go to Punta Cana for the second time! If you didn’t creep my stories, you won’t know this...but for helping a certain amount of women last year, I was rewarded with an all inclusive trip to Punta Cana. All we have to cover is airfare AND I get to bring AC! I was sure he would say no because the first time we signed up, paid a deposit (the rest is taken care of) and didn’t go due to my own fears.🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ Yesterday he was like... we can go if you’re bout it this time.😂 Have you ever traveled out of the country?! I need someone to SHARE their travel experience with me (DM ME PLEASE) because I’m seriously... the biggest chicken. Working on myself and I can’t be rushed through the process😂
Seriously though, I can’t believe I have been able to earn this trip though coaching three years straight. I always thought it was fake AF and that no one earned trips.😂Then I broke up with my ignorance and did my research. Then I signed up... and after that I worked to serve!💃🏽💃🏽 I thought I would share if you’re wondering if sharing your fit journey & helping others can bless you. Yes.💕If you want to know about what I do just ASK dude!
This year I’m skipping the cruise because of pregnancy (safety first and I’ve had a really HARD time with nausea), but I need to make a decision by Monday.
Stay or go?!⬇️ I’m always afraid I won’t make it back home and I don’t know why.🤷🏾♀️ #fitnurse #registerednurse #motherhoodslens #motherhoodthroughig #pregnancyannouncement #pregnancyblog #anxietytips #anxietywarrior #momoftwo #momofone #motherhoodunited #motherhoodalive #mommydearest #momstrong #momswhoworkout #mommyoftwo #mommylove
I'd rather be an honest asshole than a well liked liar
I forgot how much I love these little umbrella strollers. This one in particular has a great story to how it joined our fleet...we tried to bring our double to Disneyland but when we arrived at the airport it was missing a wheel. We took it back to our car and decided we would rent one when we got there. Come to find out it was going to cost the same to buy one vs rent one (plus you couldn’t take the rentals off property) so we just bought one. We love it. Séamus loves it. And I even let Finnley push him around the neighborhood in it!! #bestdayever
The Quietus’ JR Moores’ has a thought or several about USA/Mexico’s forthcoming ‘Matamoros’, the prom, Satan’s bum bum and other happy topics #mommydearest
W H E N S d a y | The day when FB and Insta had a full on [ M E L T D O W N ], much like this lil girl at the dentist's office today! 🥵🤒 You guys! WTH was in the water today?! Maybe Colton broke social media like he broke the Bachelor 😂...and maybe now Peter will consider being lead since Colton romanticized being a relentless crybaby😂🤦🏾♀️...But forreal. Today was cray!
I didn't even know there was a complete FB system shutdown until my sis asked me if I was okay without IG and I was confused! LOL. Google to the rescue...though they didn't know much about the issue as far as I read😂. While errone was prob out wondering if it was their phone, network or just plain ole unreliable tech, I was dealing with my own disaster at the dentist!
Chloe R E F U S E D to get her dead (right) front tooth pulled (her body is finally rejecting since hitting it on my bed frame AND granite counter when we first moved in 3.5 years ago 🤦🏾♀️) and there is the G R O S S E S T abscess growing above it, indicating her body is ready to break up with the rotten thing (kinda like C did with Tay and Hannah G?😂) ! Unlike many kids, my babes actually like the dentist. Everything was all good in the hood until she caught a glimpse of the dang numbing needle and it was a W R A P! Cue the shrieking and wide mouth NOOOOOOOOOOOOO that took forever to hush. My goodness, my child has some pipes...I wonder if she can carry a note? 😲
Anyway, I already paid for the extraction, so one way or the other, the tooth is coming out...just hope I don't have to smack it out myself from her acting a dang fool in the office! She's the first patient tomo, so hopefully no bystanders will have to witness a beat--i mean, hear her distress 👀🙃 I'll fill ya in tomo on my soon to be snaggle tooth! 😩 Sweet Dreams + Xo ♡, J.