Throwback photo for a new year because I'm looking back and I'm making conscious decisions on what I want to work on and in what areas I want to grow.
This year I want to go out more, I want to spend more quality time with my family, and I want to make some new friends.
I want to get more creative with my photography.
I want to pray more and I don't want to take life or myself so seriously.
I want to learn not to care so much about what other people think and just do me.
I want to dress up more often, try different styles and pop on some high heels every now and again!
"Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you've gained from having one."
This was an out take as I was throwing leaves in the air to try to get little Logan to look up but he looked at the camera instead and it came out even better than I had planned!
Wondering why the random guy behind me has better poses than I do.
Today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories.
I often find myself wondering what kind of life I would be living today if my family had never immigrated to the States. Would I still be living in the tiny village where I was born, would I have moved to the city of Moscow, or would I have moved to my dad's homeland - Ukraine, or maybe some other country around Europe? I would definitely have had things a lot harder if my family had stayed there in our village, but what would have been better is my knowledge in the Russian language! Being able to speak more articulately and grammatically correct, reading faster than I can now and knowing how to write are things that I wish that I had kept up more with when growing up. I'm not as fluent as I'd like to be, but what I can make sure to do now is to teach the Russian language to my little Logan to the best of my ability. We will make sure to take advantage of his babushka and dedushka's (grandma and grandpa) language skills and teach him Russian as soon as possible, and while he is learning I will be re-learning too. I often find myself having a hard time forming sentences correctly when speaking to Russian only speakers and I get so much anxiety about it, so much that I often just avoid speaking to certain people completely just because I feel so embarrassed about how poor my speech has become. Being bilingual is hard, and having learned ASL (which I'm also losing because I'm not using 😪), being trilingual is even harder. I love languages so much though! If I had a super power, I would definitely pick to know all of the languages in the world!
Who's bilingual/trilingual or even more ... lingual here? Did you or are you going to teach the languages that you know to your kids?
We found the sweetest pumpkin in the patch. ❤️🎃👶
I'm all about that squash, bout that squash NO trouble! °
Want to know WHY you should add spaghetti squash to tour nutrition plan?! Yes?!! °
Check out my stories from today to learn more about this yellow beauty's benefits for your body AND stay tuned around dinner time to know HOW to prep one for a meal!!°
You can do an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from now on WITHOUT the guilt of eating too many carbs 🔥🙌
The sweetest love in all the land. .
Swipe left to see Logan getting his first taste of indecisiveness.
A breastfeeding mom's life means that you pump even when you're at a bachelorette party. And I am okay with that.
It was amazing to me how comfortable I felt and how empowered the other bridesmaids made me feel. All the ladies, none of whom are mothers yet might I add, were willing to sit with me at the hotel while I pumped, and instead of being weirded out, were actually enthralled about my breastfeeding/pumping journey.
It's amazing how for some people, human milk is still a little taboo, while for others it's a beautiful thing.
To me it'll forever and always continue to be a little piece of magic. .
By the way I'm so excited for this beautiful lady to get married in 2 days!
Almost 8 weeks ago when little man was even littler.
For the first two months I didn't notice how quickly he was growing, but for whatever reason I really notice it now. Even day to day he looks different to me! It's become almost weird looking at older photos of me because to me, he almost looks like a completely different baby! & I don't know how to feel about that. :/
Logan's first trip to Target! I can't believe it's taken us 4 months to finally get around to it. Isn't it like a mommy and baby must, to go asap!?
Clearly this was before I got my huge mommy life hair knot and had to cut my hair, but my roots are still silly and the same and even though I personally like them out and about like this, I kind of can't help but want to change my hair color completely now.
What color should I do next?
As a new mom sometimes people make you feel like you shouldn't do certain things or wear certain things post baby. .
I say ignore them and do what you like and wear sexy clothes all day, every day if you feel like it!
I am so happy that it’s back!💙 I feel the most confident, with blue hair. My anxiety is lower, with blue hair. I feel sexier, with blue hair. I feel prettiest, with blue hair. I feel the most MYSELF, with blue hair.
Some people won’t understand, they don’t have to. Embrace your quirkiest side and go with it. I love blue hair, having a decent amount of tattoos, listening to George Strait and Shania Twain, letting out my inner Britney Spears, singing/ dancing along to all the Disney Princess songs (sometimes even without my daughter), and laughing till my stomach hurts.
All the things that are “weird” about me make me the best version of myself.
They make me the best mom I can be. Nothing about me is “normal” but at the same time, everything about me is normal.
I am human. My insides look like yours. My outside is just more colorful.
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