Don’t let that cute, adorable, little face of his fool you😳 We have entered the terrible, horrible TWO (in a half) phase and I feel like it’s beyond my control. The climbing out of crib before bed/naps, throwing sippy cups, taking off diaper when he gets in trouble and peeing on the floor, throwing toys when things don’t go his way, scratching/hitting his brother when things don’t go his way, random temper tantrums out in public...it seems to always be a constant fight and it’s all exhausting.
Help. A. Mom. Out.
He will listen to his dad when he disciplines him and will even say “Dadda” after I scold him, am I being too much of a softy? Maybe he’s just loving his dad more than me right now and I need to get over it!?😂 #daddysboy
ANY advice, tips, personal development I would LOVE to hear! Maybe I’m just a mom needing to suck it up and deal with it until the phase is over?🤷♀️
Happy birthday, Mama/Nana. You always say, “the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree..” so thank you for all of my crazy bc it comes from you! 😈 Lol aside from that thank you for always being my biggest fan at the end of the day and always respecting my life choices. We love you and hope you feel as loved as you truly are today and every day!! 🥰🥳👩🏼🦳
#HBD #MamaBear #ScorpioSzn #SeniorCitizenDiscounts #AllMyCrazy #ComesFromYOU #ily
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Life with 3 kids can be hectic (which is apparent by the mess in the background 😁) and I've always got a million things to do or worry about. But @the_gunbox
gives me one less thing to worry about and keeps my firearm safely stored while still accessible at home. And most importantly, it keeps it out of reach from my kids. My absolute favorite thing about it is the versatility. You can put it anywhere or take it with you when you travel, and you can always have peace of mind that your firearms are safe and out of reach from little hands. If you guys have kids, @the_gunbox
is a must have! #safetyfirst #gunbox #mamabear #firearmsafety #momlife
Maybe even throw a cup or toy while I'm at work.
Just a good solid uggghhh at someone like he does would be awesome.
🥧 or 🚪🔫
....always ready to slice
FUN FACT: 3 years ago today, I got pregnant with Mattix! Friday, November 13th, 2015 🤣 ...just in case y’all wanted to know. Side note, another week down and honestly, Ryker can come whenever he wants at this point which is SO crazy! He will be induced by 12/4 if he doesn’t come on his own! When do you guys think I’ll pop?! 🙌🏼
One of them was NOT feeling the sibling photo, this was one of three where she was actually in the photo!! No matter, her love for “oh baby” is still going strong, big sister still is enamored as ever with both of her siblings, and the boy is getting them back with some serious hair pulling. Gotta love siblings!!
You are responsible for your own happiness ✨
My anxiety came in hot this morning ready to take me down, but not today satan! I have so much to be thankful for, and remind myself daily. 😌 I know God has big plans, and I need to learn to roll with it. So today I showered, got dressed, and ready to kick today’s ass. 👊🏻 #onedayatatime #anxietysucks #mamabear
Today has been such an eventful day.. I am sick today but somehow managing to function and take care of my kiddos. So far so good.. House isn't clean or anything, but my boys are showered, dressed, fed and content.. We have been snuggling on the couch all morning.. Samuel is only 2 and has been so helpful. Bringing me tissues, blankets the remote.. Giving me hugs. Every time I sneeze it's "bless you mommy" when I get a coughing fit it's "okay are you okay." I am so BLESSED.. Samuel is so sweet.. Henry has been good today. He slept in and "knock on wood" NO toddler meltdowns yet today. Life is good even when I am sick.. NO working out today... It is fluids, meds and rest for me then back to work tomorrow.. I am thankful for soft kleenex, cough drops and day quil.. I will admit I was feeling a little scared to be left home alone with my little monkey's today.. I almost asked my hubby to stay home but it is all working out.. Happy Tuesday!!😉 #momlife #selflove #selfcare #blessed #thankful #tiredasamother #momming #momtogs #motherhood #simplymamahood #boymom #twinmom #positivethinking #realmomlife #me #mamabear #mamalife #mood
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I love all of my new outfits!!
Hey moms. I see you over there. You feel like you’re always a mess. Your car is a mess. Your house is a mess. You can’t remember when you last showered, let alone put on your makeup. You are sleep deprived. You have a mild coffee addiction. You want to do the best you can for your kids. You avoid PTA meetings. You don’t make eye contact in the grocery store because your confidence is low. You’ve been wearing the same yoga pants all week. You just want to take a nap that lasts more than 5 minutes. I feel you. I’ve been there, and still am in that space sometimes. I promise it gets better but then you miss the baby stage. It almost makes you want another baby and then you hear the sass come out of an older child. You’re not alone. The #momsquad
has your back because we’ve all been there to some degree. •
I finally feel at peace with my life 💜. I finally feel like I can take the time for myself and get a shower, do my hair, AND put on my makeup. I exercise and eat healthy BECAUSE of my kids. I do self-care daily and allow my children to watch so they know it’s important. I manage stress in order to feel good about myself and how I raise my kids. If you feel lost or alone, reach out to me or another fellow mom. We won’t judge. We feel your pain and understand your struggles. •
If you want something to strive for and have a bigger purpose in life, let’s chat over coffee (we both know we love coffee 😎). You want to feel needed, have something to apply yourself to, be able to support your family, and love doing. You have a desire to help other people and make your own hours because you’re a busy mom. You want to feel important outside of “just being a mom” but you don’t know how to begin. I got your back, mama. Think about it and come find me. We’ll make a good team 💜. •
#entrepreneurmom #makinganimpact #liveyourbestlife #mamabear #momswhowork #momlife #boymom #girlmom #mompreneur #selflove #findapurpose #lovelife #independentwoman
I am still in disbelief that my son is FIVE now! This little boy has changed my life! He is the kindest, most loving little boy that I have ever met. (I might be a bit biased, but what mother isn’t.) I can be in the worst mood imaginable and all I have to do is look at him and I can feel my heart fill with happiness. He has been there for me more than he will ever know, and he’s the reason I am still here today. He gives me life. He gives me reason to keep moving and to be the best person I can be. He is my favorite person, my best friend, my son. 💙💙💙
#bestfriend #five #hesfive #birthday #son #babybear #mamabear #love #family #myworld #shoutout #mylife
This morning I was speaking with a friend and telling her that my heart feels so heavy with sadness. So much that I cried (and I’m pretty sure I looked like a weirdo) on my drive into work. It wasn’t the typical “out of sorts” feeling that I’m used to but a real sadness that I felt deep in my heart. The past few weeks have been so hard for so many people in our country. The shootings, the wildfires, the day-to-day struggles that we all face. For some reason, today I felt it all 😔
My friend was kind enough to acknowledge my feelings and help me turn it into POWER. She shared with me a special ritual that she has been practicing for over 10 years. Every year, on her birthday (in December) she goes to a large chain store like @Target
and pays random people’s layaways. The criteria for her is that it be children’s clothing or toys. Over the years she’s done this with her own kids in tow and she said that she always feels amazing and it helps put things into perspective whenever she is feeling down herself.
Of course, after hearing her story I cried even more because I am #themostsensitivepersononearth
but I also thought, what a great idea and how can I be my own example of generosity and kindness in my life? How can I teach my girls about kindness?
So now, I’m on a quest to find my own kindness ritual that I can start with my daughters and #payitforward
I then reminded my friend that today is World Kindness Day and we had a good laugh while we dried our tears. I also remembered that it’s OK to not be OK, all the time #worldkindnessday
Looking at this photo of my two greatest blessings, I’m happy. But the truth is I feel sad today. I just do. And I feel guilty that I feel sad because I have two beautiful, healthy children. Something people pray for and don’t get. Why can’t I have a sad day though? Isn’t it ok to be grateful for what you do have but also be upset about things you don’t? Positive thinking is something I practice but not every day am I strong. Anyway, I’m blue and I know there are moms out there that are too. Not everything is as perfect as we see in this space. I’m trying to remind myself of that and if you feel like me today, I’ll pray that tomorrow we have a brighter day.
My little princess is now able to slide, yes slide across the floor on her belly! She’s so funny because she moves so fast. I love her chill look in the photo! 😍 Did your children crawl ‘normally’ or do their own thing?