Can I join the #10yearChallenge
with this lovely senior year of high school look😄 Grateful for everything that's happened between then and now.. Soo much growth as a person and just so much change in my life happened in these 10 years. Especially the way I plucked out all my eyebrows😅
We get to choose how we see the passing of time, we get to choose if we use it for our benefit or not. We don't have to stop learning after school or growning into who we want to be!
This is senior year signing day for running Cross and track at Wofford!
And of course, #momlife
I'm not sure I have a picture of just myself since he was born🤣
Not all days go according to plan... 🤦♀️ I have to remind myself of this all the time... especially today.
So this is my mantra for the day... Stay positive.
Give yourself grace. ❤️❤️
On Monday, Kian had his first taste of solids. We waited a bit before starting this adventure. This week he is 28 weeks, so roughly six and a half months.
This is a milestone that I really don't like. It's not about the mess nor the stinky nappies that are going to await me. I don't enjoy it because it shows me that the last six months have flown by yet again, just like it did with Leia. It's a reminder that I also don't have a really tiny baby anymore.
I have given Baby Led Weaning a go this time. I honestly feel like I don't have as much time to cook a million different purees, like I did with Leia. I tried BLW with Leia and the gagging left me frazzled to say the least. My mommy nerves could not cope and so we did purees. The research that I have done, says that puree babies don't eat well and are fussy. Definitely not the case with Leia, that's for sure. I must say that Kian has really surprised me. It's been four days and he has not gagged. He smashes the butternut in between his plump little fingers and sucks away happily. When he is done, he just throws the food down and starts moaning to be picked up and to carry on with his day.
I feel like there are a lot of things that I am doing differently with Kian that I didn't do with Leia. Do you find that too? I would love to hear what you have done differently so I know if it's normal or not. 🐞
#realparenting #honestmotherhood #momsofinstagram #momjourney #momlife #momblogger #samomblogs #sablogger #truthgram #startingfood #solids #blw #milestones #theladyandherbugs
A mother daughter moment at the “Queen of the Coast”. 🐬🐳 .
Our beautiful soul mamma guest Kate Merrick pictured (wife of pastor & surfboard shaper Britt Merrick) is going to share her incredible story of perseverance with us next week. 🦋🦋 .
She is not on social media and she speaks about the significance of that in her life in her recent book “Here Now” .
Keep an eye & ear out for this one mamas. She will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. I won’t give too much away until next week. .
Meanwhile her books (one written in honor of her daughter Daisy) can be found online at http://kmerrick.com 🌸🌸 .
💕#perseverance #katemerrick #brittmerrick #momjourney #andstillshelaughs #authormom #herenow #amazingmom #faithjourney
At home workouts don’t work.
I don’t have the money.
I don’t have the time.
I hear these all of the time when talking to women who want to join. It’s a little funny because I, at one time, thought these things too. I use to actually make fun of people who did at home workouts. I legitimately didn’t think they would ever work. -
Until the day came that I realized everything I was doing just wasn’t working. After three babies, my body wasn’t the same and the weight wasn’t coming off like it had before. I started to find myself in a downward spiral until the opportunity slapped me right in the face. I figured I had nothing to lose but negativity and weight so why not? If I don’t change now, I’ll be really sad in 6 month and that sadness scared me.
So I went for it and I surprised myself. Not only did it work physically with my weight loss but I gained so many new friends and expanded my circle by A LOT. I was creating a place of trust and it helped me push through and continue to believe in myself with a group of women cheering me. —
If you read this thinking it might help you, could help you or you KNOW you need this... please go fill out the Commit, Climb and Conquer form from the link in my bio. —
What do you have to lose?
My workout buddy. These preggo Pilates are just one of the ways I’m making sure I’m taking care of myself. I do it not just for the little one growing inside, or the 3 sweet ones who already call me mama, or my husband who supports me in all things. I do it for me. Spending daily time in the Word, exercising, drinking my water, choosing the right foods to nourish my body, and filling the gaps with #natural #plant
-based supplements. These are the things I choose daily for my family and I wouldn’t have it any other way ❤️
This is why I do what I do. I have found a few things that are working for me and have improved my health and life after years of searching and struggling. Feel free to DM me if you would like support or know how to get the free meal plans, recipes and getting started guide. #yourbutterfullife
Cinta Datang Bila Kau Singkirkan Penghalangnya.
Tugas kita kata Rumi: "Bukankah mencari-cari Cinta, tapi mencari dan menemukan seluruh penghalang yang kita bangun di dalam diri yang menghalang-halangi datangnya Cinta itu.
Lalu, tentu saja, kita rubuhkan ia." Rumi, penyair Persia ini, ia bahkan telah meruntuhkan batas antara Cinta kepada makluk yang Khalik. Ia bahkan telah menyatukan antara Cinta yang banal dan sakral.
Haruskah cinta itu berarti saling memiliki?
Bukankah Tuhan akan terus memiliki kita dengan atau tanpa kita mencintai-Nya?
Ah, Rumi! Dia juga pernah berkata, bahwa "Cinta tak tertulis di kertas, karena tulisan di kertas bisa dihapus. Cinta juga tak terukir di atas batu, karena batu bisa hancur. Cinta terpahat di hati dan di sana ia kekal selamanya". O, kopi ini, pagi ini, aku merasakannya tidak lagi dengan lidahku saja. Aku menikmatinya dengan hatiku! Kamu mau?
#poem #poetry #poetrylove #quote #quotelove #powerlove #reading #book #rumi #momreads #bookislove #bookislife #coffee #coffeecup #coffeemorning #coffeelover #coffeeaddict #coffeeislove #coffeeislife #momncoffee #momlife #myholiday #momjourney #listiastory #listratna
she plays with everything but her toys 😋
This is so true! For years I tried to lose the weight I had put on without success, but I wasn’t changing anything on a daily basis, maybe just 3-4 days a week. Once I looked at my eating habits and incorporated regular exercise BAM 💥 I started seeing results! Finally!!! Having over 700 amazing workouts at my fingertips and a supportive team helps tremendously! This is why I love coaching! Who’s interested in joining and making some changes?!?
#beachbody #beachbodycoach #makingchanges #momjourney #weightlossjourney #weightloss #healthy #fitness #healthcoach
On Tuesday nights I try and hop on our team calls and last night I really enjoyed our guest speaker! I enjoy the PD time (my husband actually enjoys hearing some of them from time to time) and I usually take away some good information! She is an elite coach and a former teacher like me. She talked about her coaching journey, and I’m still a super newbie to this gig so I enjoyed hearing her story! But the take away I got, is that I’m doing what I need to do and that’s “tell my story.” If you’ve been following me, you know that this page and my stories are so much more than just my workouts. It’s about a journey! My journey, and it’s so much fun to share that journey! The good, the bad, and the ugly! So thanks for being a tiny piece of that journey!! Photo cred: Jessica Strom Photography #newmom #fitnessjourney #momlifeisthebestlife #kansascity #kcmom #kcparent #momfitnessjourney #momjourney #gracenotperfection #stayathomemomlife #teachermom
November kemarin sempat ragu saat mau berkarya lagi untuk orderan @dafacreartive
, mengingat betapa (ternyata) cukup melelahkannya menjadi newbie fulltimemom✌😅. Setelah meyakinkan diri, akhirnya saya memberanikan diri untuk kembali membuka orderan.
Rasanya bagaimana? Nanonano~~😂 seperti awal-awal bekerja, efek lama tidak bekerja (karena cuti melahirkan) / aktivitas lain ditambah punya bayi, saya merasa harus banyak belajar lagi dan adaptasi lagi dari awal bahkan tentang hal-hal kecil.
Adaptasi yg paling terasa adalah tentang manajemen waktu dan stamina diri sendiri. Yg dulu sebelum punya anak, saya tipe orang yang apa-apa harus on time atau in time, harus cak-cek mengerjakan, bangun pagi2 untuk mulai ngapa2in supaya tugas2 segera selesai, dll.
Sekarang?? Masih belum menemukan pola yg ajeg..mau bangun pagi ternyata malam kelelahan karena jagain anak rewel jadi bangun kesiangan🙈. Mau mulai njahit ternyata mata udah nggak kuat mêlèk dan ikut tertidur saat mengASIhi anak😅. Mau masak dan nyuci pagi2 tapi tiba2 anak rewel minta asi sehingga molor. Dst.
Yg paling terasa lagi adalah jari-jari tangan menjadi sering kram saat dipakai untuk menjahit👐😂.
Terus gimana? yaa dijalani dan dinikmati aja..sambil terus belajar dan belajar memanajemen diri, plus latihan membiasakan olahraga lagi (yg ini masih sering khilaf🙈)💪😘.
Dan..di usia dek Diya ke 4 bulan ini, alhamdulillah saya udah mulai bisa berkarya dengan normal. Yaa meski berkaryanya sering harus dipending dulu dan prioritas merawat anak, tapi di situlah letak nikmat seninya menjadi fulltimemom dan berkarya. Belum lagi kalau nanti anak udah mulai bisa merangkak dan jalan, ulalaa pasti lebih dagdigdug lagi karena peralatan dan bahan berkarya saya cukup banyak printhilannys, yg artinya harus siap2 dieksplorasi oleh anak😆😂😂.
Semangat yaa Ibuuuukk!😘😘😘.
#spiritbooster #momstory #momjourney #crafter #workinhome #craftproject #selfempowerment
10 Year Challenge #10yearschallenge #momjourney #happymom
❤❤❤❤ Wow Kapan bisa sekurus ini lagi yaaa berat 40 kg 😂😂😂 Menghayaal ajaaa harus penuh perjuangan kayaknya😓😁🤔 Sekarang memasuki usia 50 tahun dan berat badan bertambah 46 kg ohhhh No😂😂😂😂 yang paling penting sehat dan bahagia aja Fokus yang utama 🙏❤❤❤ Hi👋 It's me happy Mom. Being happy Mom is a long journey. When getting close to 50's Not much challenge just be healthy, be positive, more wise, be strong be humble and hope for the best for the future. Thanks God, Bless my Journey of life🙏😇❤
We don’t mess around with Yeti’s in our spaghetti 🍝 What is your favorite game to play with your children?
You are more than other people's expectations of you 💪
You are more than just a mom 🙏
You are more than just a girl🥂
You are more than the excuses you have🙌
You are more than the mistakes you've made😩
You are more than a pay check💲
You are more than a title 💼
You are more than enough ❤️
Because you are the only one who truly knows YOU.
When the world has turned it's back on you, be the light that you need☀️ "Nothing can dim the light that shines within" - Maya Angelou
Schedule some time with yourself this week. Just you and your thoughts. Just being and allowing yourself to accept the person you are 💯 It's amazing what you'll find going on in those thoughts of yours.
Love & respect,
I could barely pop up on a surfboard postpartum and it took months to feel confident in the water again. .
Some days I feel on my game and some days I feel I definitely do not. .
I think the lesson for me has been learning to accept my new identity, new body, and new perspective without always dragging my feet to resist change. .
I might not paddle as fast, have nearly as much free time or get all my to-do’s done in one day anymore, but maybe that’s the beauty of it all. Letting it go.🦋🦋 #adventuretime #surfmom #outdoormama #adventuremamas #momjourney #postpartumjourney #oceanmama
After much debate I decided to give @careofvitamins
a try. As a busy mom and business owner, I am one who is horrible at taking vitamins AND I never know what to take. Care/of provides an extensive survey for you to fill out about your health and then they provide you with their recommendations. They even take into consideration if you are expecting and postpartum. You can take all, a few, or add what you want. Each packet includes the exact vitamins you need for each day + a fun fact on each packet.
I do not have to worry about ordering bottles of different supplements each month, or doing research to see what I actually want or need. It has been 3 weeks since I started and I have been feeling great. I highly recommend checking it out. Click the link in my profile to receive $40 off your first box.
Happy 8 months old my Teacher's Day baby. I remember how patient you were when I didn't have milk on the first day. I couldn't even get up to carry you. I was told not to give up and the nurse put you next to me. The next day I could breastfeed and I'm thankful I'm still able to. You have grown so much, you were only 2.8 kg when u were born at 37 weeks and now ure 9 kg+. 😂 You follow me everywhere in the house and play while I work and sometimes beg me to stop working and switch off my computer to join you in your playpen. You are a very determined baby and you never give up no matter how much you get hurt, so strong that you can even smile when you're in pain. You can already crawl so fast and stand. You can even call us maa and papa (sometimes appa)😁. I'm so proud of you and you will always be my little miracle. 💖💞 #may16th #motherhood #myson #8monthsold #proudmommy #ourlittlemiracle #wheredidthetimego #momjourney
3 months old✨ Avery’s little personality has bloomed so much this last month. She is our happy little girl! & has started to find her giggle & voice! She loves to smile, cuddle, sitting and people watch. She is our little bundle of joy. We love you baby girl! #3monthsold #babygirl #tummytime
I talk a lot about how social media paints a perfect picture of people's lives. It is easy for a new mom to see the highlight reels of other new moms rocking motherhood. Allow yourself grace. Take time away from social media and do you. Do not compare yourself to others highlight reels.
Ok you know I love to recognise people and their stories....and yes we coin it transformation Tuesday but I need you to remember that behind every single transformation is a person, a life with struggle and victory!
This weekend I got to spend some time with Chris and his story brought me to tears.
He is kind and humble and a super amazing dad!
And His story is a huge reason why I do what I do.
Because it is a privilege to cheer someone one-to believe in someone even when they can’t quite believe just yet!
Thank you Chris for sharing your journey.
For inspiring so many others to start to believe!
And I totally believe the best is yet to be for you! 👊🏻❤️💪🏻 And even if you don’t know Chris personally I know he’ll see this so why not cheer him on! We all need someone to root for us! It makes us able to keep on goin!
Oh and let’s just finish with his own words....
378lbs to 210lbs in 18 months - There is HOPE for you 🌈🎉 One good choice at a time, one small step at a time, giving YOUR version of 100%, OWNING your version of 100% 😊💎 Don't despair! There is a future out ahead of you, full of abundance, health and wellness in all areas of your life.
Take heart! ❤” #transformationtuesday #takeheart #believe #hope #inspire