You may only be the size of a prune right now, but you sure do light up our world in a BIG way! 🔥✨⭐⚡❤
I’m loving this design. What would you call it? 🤔
🍏🥫Today begins Nat'l Food Bank Awareness week! Community #foodbanks
, local food pantries and specifically the @foodbankcenc
, provide such excellent, needed services to our communities throughout the year, and especially during times of disaster. ⠀
💻On the blog today, @Corinne.watson
, local mama and RMB Contributor, is sharing five ways family can serve and support our local food bank and community in ➡️"National Food Bank Awareness Week – Ways to Volunteer & Serve"⬅️. Click on the link in our 🔝profile to learn more.⠀
🙋♀️Share in the comments below your best tips and practices to 💞supporting our local #foodbank
or food pantry.⠀#Noonegoeshungry
☕️ It’s National Boss’ Day, y’all + I think we should chat about it. The reality is I’m my own boss (+ my own secretary + my own errand runner, + on and on). It's a mix of the hardest and most wonderful things all at once! .
I love any reason to celebrate, so today I give it up to each of YOU who have allowed me to come alongside, hold your hand, + work with you towards your health goals, your business goals, or both! YOU are the real bosses! .
Happy Boss’ Day to YOU! You’re the absolute bestest to work for and with!
🍏this beauty is ready to “bob” for some apples 🍎
Book today to get that amazing haircut!
Report cards came home yesterday and while both boys did really well, there was some emphasis on checking work and making sure the full questions are answered before rushing to say DONE. ⠀
I know in my own life, mistakes happen when I'm carelessly pushing to get through something rather than being thoughtful and careful and accepting the time it will take to do it well. ⠀
Slowing down is as much a benefit as it is a necessity. It takes time to pay attention but seeing is so worth it. With a job well done we can sit back and really be proud of what we built. ⠀
#adviceigivemykids #justisenough #momquotes
She wanted a 60’s look with lots of height on the top. What do you think? Swipe left to see more.
It’s TUESDAY!!! Got TACOS on your mind?! Check out The Original Flying Burrito for Taco Tuesday and DISCOUNTED tacos!!! 🌮🌮🌮
I may be fighting nausea and exhaustion big time today...But I'm PUMPED as I dive into work! 5 years ago, when I decided to open an online fitness business, I had NO clue what I was doing... No business or marketing experience, never owned a business, and wasn't really working out at all...I had a crazy schedule full of mom duties, work, AND school to finally finish my degree
I had the excuses....but I also saw the ✨OPPORTUNITY✨An opportunity to get in the best shape of my life, create a better future I could be excited about & build a business around HELPING women from all walks of life also feel amazing and create their best life! So I ran through that open door and life hasn't been the same since!
Then LAST WEEK, I was invited to be a part of a test group that will help pave the way for other busy women & mommas who want to build a side income by helping others PART-TIME😍I'm so HONORED and excited to have been selected and am so ready to help more ladies get started and SUCCEED!
Opening up 🖐🏾FIVE🖐🏾 spots this week for some MOTIVATED WOMEN!
If you're a yoga pants wearing, freedom craving, free-spirited lover of life who is passionate about health and fitness, helping others, building your DREAMS on your own terms, and want to be a part of an EMPOWERING sisterhood!! DROP YOUR FAVORITE EMOJI BELOW⬇️⬇️and we'll take the next step together💜
And we are live!!! Ms. Treana had a little photoshoot to update our new website 💻🖥 and it’s ready to be shown to the world! Please visit: melodiyamusic.com
and tell your friends!! ❤️🎹🎶🎤🎼❤️
Pregnancy is a wonderful, amazing, hard, special, challenging, and life changing time of your life. Our doulas will be there every step of the way to hear about it all.
#1sttrimester #2ndtrimester #3rdtrimester
Yesss!! All the pumpkin goodness is my jam!
Definitely my morning “reward” for getting up and knocking out my workout BEFORE bible 📖 study! GO ME! 👏🏻🙌🏻
And thanks @mudpiegift
for the adorable mug...it just makes my coffee taste that much better!
Fall weather is finally starting to creep in Raleigh, NC. The state fair is here this week and pumpkins are everywhere. *
One of my favorite recipes to whip up this time of year are pumpkin pancakes. 🥞
I typically make 2-3 batches at one time and freeze them. They are delicious and so easy to make. *
Also, these are perfect to grab for an on the go snack for you and the kiddos. My family loves to add some peanut butter and fold in half like a little pancake sandwich. *
This recipe was inspired by
overtimecook.com. I tweeked it a bit and love the results. 🎃🥞🎃🥞
1 cup whole wheat flour (you can use all purpose white flour)
½ cup rolled oats (old fashioned)
1½ teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground ginger
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup canned pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 Tablespoons canola oil
¾ cup milk 🥞
-I have added walnuts and also protein powder at times. *
I usually make the batter the day before- cover with Saran Wrap & Tupperware lid to ensure freshness - cook the next morning. I freeze the leftovers to use as needed. The oats will soak up liquid over night so feel free to add more milk before cooking...I do! My family loves these. Hope yours enjoys this fall treat as well! *
For all of my pumpkin lovers...Let me know what you think 🤔 in the comments!
#ourboonecrew #motherhoodunplugged #wellwateredwomen #momonamission #momlife #cookingathome #motherhoodsimplified #intentionalliving #intentionalparenting #boymomma #boymomx3
#raisinggentlemen #raleighmoms #eatrealfood
Today is #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness
I remember when I got married. My husband and I thought we would wait a few years before we started “trying” to start our family-NEVER thinking we would have problems.
But 1 year turned to 2 then 3. Infertility is a REAL struggle. It affects so many aspects of your life. The drugs they give you make you sooo emotional. And the stress it creates in your marriage is hard...every month hoping the test will finally be positive-but once again finding it’s not.
God built our family a different way. ❤️ Each story precious. Each one we are so grateful for. But this post is about the child we lost. The one we never met. The one that I miscarried when we were not even trying. I was only 8 weeks a long but it was hard...and painful and definitely hard to understand after so much heartache. One day, we’ll get to meet that precious child in heaven, and oh what a day that will be!
If you’re suffering from infertility...there is hope!!! I did finally get pregnant at age 40!! Yes! Just when I thought my family was complete GOD surprised us! And it had NOTHING to do with infertility treatments or drugs! Nope!
If you’d like to hear more of my story comment below-I’d love to share with you! 💗
In the meantime, tag a friend or 2 in the comments below that needs to read this story-be encouraged and know there is HOPE!
I’d like to introduce my two Fall eyeshadow trios; Golden Plumberry & Lavender Moonlight. Naturally infused with minerals and vitamins A, C & E, these shadow trios offer a soft and gentle shimmering finish. No parabens, talc or dye, just wonderful antioxidants to give you even more protection. So why go bare when you can shine?! Perfect for all ages! (SWIPE to see both.) 🍂💜
Being healthy isn’t something you should just practice at certain times or phases of your life. It’s important that you create a habit that you can comfortably and continually maintain. The more frequently you embrace this lifestyle the easier and more fun it becomes. 🙌
Flat lay comes to life!
One of my favorite things about fall style is how effortless it can be! Just throw on a cozy cardigan over a cami&denim combo with a pair of cute flats. #easystyle
Are you feeling this cool, crisp fall weather like me? Or are you missing summer?
http://liketk.it/2xLcJ #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKshoecrush
"Dancing truly can provide an outlet for a child finding their voice in the world." - Lara O'Brien, owner of @tutuschoolraleigh
and Principal dancer at @carolinaballet
, is on the 💻blog today in ➡️"Exercising Little Bodies and Big Imaginations"⬅️ and sharing the fantastic benefits ballet is bringing to #Trianglenc
area 🏃♀️🏃♂️kiddos and their families. ⠀
🙋♀️If you're a mom searching for the best 💞ballet experience for your little one click on the link in our ⬆️profile and check out the tips Lara is giving as a 💗mama, professional ballerina and dance instructor.⠀
Catch up with Lara and all the ballet 🎉magic over on @Tutuschoolraleigh
and stay tuned as we have a special holiday event with the 🧚♀️Sugar Plum Fairy that will be coming your way!⠀
📸: Thang Nguyen and Cindy McEnery
💗 It’s October & no doubt you’re seeing lots of products turning pink (#pinkwashing
). My Mom is an 18yr Breast Cancer survivor + the time is long overdue not only to bring awareness to it but also to things that increase the risk + are linked to causing it. .
💗Shouldn’t companies that claim to be “fighting” #breastcancer
stop 👏🏼using 👏🏼chemicals👏🏼that are shown to cause it?
These companies are taking advantage of a disease no one should have to endure and using it to make a profit.
What you CAN do:
•Choose organic + Non-GMO foods where you can. Glyphosate, the herbicide used heavily on GMO crops is noted as a probable carcinogen.
•Limit sugar intake. Sugar feeds cancer cells.
•Choose safer personal care products by avoiding those with fragrance, aluminum, formaldehyde, parabens, + more. (The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database can help you determine the safest options).
•Detox your food containers by removing cans, plastic, Teflon and other cancer-causing chemicals + products.
•Stop buying products from companies that engage in pink-washing, especially those that are hazardous to your health.
•Research charities + how they spend their donations so you are truly funding research that makes a difference!
Enjoy the weather & Monday Night Football at Rudino’s Rooftop in North Raleigh as the Packers take on the 49ers!!! #theraleighreview
Pain, breast tenderness, urinary incontinence, bleeding, breast pain, hair loss, and so much more are very common symptoms after you have a baby. However, some of those are not *normal* and should be something you talk with your medical provider about. Also, check out our blog today to learn the difference between common and normal during the postpartum period. .
#4thtrimester #postpartumrecovery #postpartumjourney
I love ❤️ Monday’s! 😱
Did I just type that?
Girl...I can remember a time in my life that I DREADED Monday. Every Sunday night, when my youngest was about 3 years old, I would get this feeling deep down like “ohhh no! Tomorrow is Monday! Oh how I wish I could just stay home 🏡 and get my house back together-work on my side hustle-and take care of errands for my family!” Then it’s like I would “talk myself” into either being sick-or my little was sick-or have some other reason I could call in and say “I can’t be there tomorrow!”. And then it’s like all of the sudden I would start legit feeling bad. Like really bad. 😱 It’s embarrassing to tell you this 🙈—I mean can you relate? Have you done this too?
Fast forward 5 years later. Now I GET to be home 🏡 not only every Monday but EVERYDAY! I’m so thankful I SET THE GOAL to be able to come home-so I’m available to my kids! So I can set on my own schedule and the cool part is I’m not only still helping people-but I’m contributing MUCH more to our family income!
If you’ve got BIG goals too—SET THEM-And keep pushing! If not, why not? And if you’d like to know more MORE about my side hustle then message me! It’s MONDAY and anything is possible! 💗
My congratilations and best wishes to this lovely family, who just became parents. Your tiny baby girl is absolutely adorable. Welcome to the world, Brooklyn!
Finally got to wear a fall outfit to head to a pumpkin patch this weekend!
Pumpkins + hay rides + apple cider + fall weather + happy kids = great day!