Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. James 1:17.
With grateful hearts we are so thrilled to be able to introduce our daughter, Lyla Elizabeth Baker. Born on September 24th at 5:26 p.m. 8lbs 0oz 20.5 inches. She is absolutely perfect and we are so in love. 💕 #lylabaker #worththewait
“Masarap magmahal. Masarap din masaktan, sa taong gusto mo at worth it.” 👌🏻😉💯 - Angelica Panganiban #exesbaggage #worththewait
As cold/flu season approaches, this is an everyday PSA! Just sayin! #sorrynotsorry
Every baby needs this onesie ☺️
Every girl goes through a season in life when they truly believe there is no one out there for them. No one. From the outside, it is easy to see how unreasonable that fear is and to try to dismiss it from that person. I am thankful to have experienced that fear because I know how real that feeling is and how no one can convince you otherwise. No one, except, God. God-the reason two people on different life journeys can find each other at the perfect time. God-the reason true love will ALWAYS exist. 🧡 #mysoulmate #worththewait #grace
Pursuing is scary, I totally get that. Having pursued men in the past, I have had all the negative feels on it - the fear of rejection, of waiting, of hope deferred. I don’t envy the single men who have risked their hearts for a yes or a no.
But can we set a standard?
One of holy pursuit...
Where finding a good thing means it’s worth the fear and not sliding into someone’s DMs that you don’t even know.
Just as easily as they’ll want to slide in, they can feel just as free to slide out. Pursuit, communion, commitment always takes risks but when it’s with the right person it’ll be worth it.
#SDSthoughts #setthestandard #youareworthit #pursued #worththewait #Single #singlewomen #womenoffaith
This is one good bowl of prawn noodles and mind you, I'm not like a super huge fan when it comes to prawn mee soup. The broth is thick and flavourful - I almost drank it all up. If u have like a good 30-40mins to spare, you might wanna consider queuing for this. I personally prefer the dry noodles better cos it packs a punch with the shiok chilli kick in it. If you feel that there's too many choices to choose from, just go straight for the pork ribs... It was so tenderly good! Try it and you will know, it wasn't a wasted trip.
$1 extra for ramen egg. $5/7/9 per bowl.
Are you all caught up on the latest We Date Modern podcast? 🎧 We've been loving your feedback on the episode with @rasheedawinfield
on reasons men may not be stepping up to date. What issue do you want us to tackle next? #wedatemodernpodcast
CLASS UPDATE: The construction is behind on the new space and I don’t know when we’ll have a space to dance...so please keep dancing at home and wait for classes, it is worth the wait 💙 As soon as I know, you will know. Thanks for waiting and reaching out. #niatechnique #worththewait
Heyyyy y’all!! Join us on October 27!! This amazing, interactive workshop will be lead by Alexis Brooks, LPC who specializes in working with adolescents and teens! So excited to create a safe space for our girls to discuss The Unspoken Truths About Peer Engagement & Dating Safety! We have something for parents too...do you want some extra tools on how you can empower your girls to thrive in this social climate? Don’t meet us there...beat us there!! 🍑
Can I tell you a secret?! You might’ve known or been able to see it, but I pretty much hated being pregnant. And probably not for reasons you might think... I’m usually a pretty laid back person, but I was constantly worried. Worried something would go wrong, that we’d made it this far, that I’d never meet my daughter. Sounds dramatic maybe but when you have infertility and put yourself, your body, your marriage through so much to even be able to get pregnant. Not to mention knowing way to well all the horrible things that can happen from my professional experience as a Labor & Delivery Nurse (ignorance is bliss 🙈). I was terrified! It was terrifying. I never thought I would be like that. I bought a Doppler and checked her heartbeat weekly. Every little pain or contraction. Constantly worried. I didn’t even want to tell people her name. It was so special to us and what if something happened. Not until I heard her little cry and was able to cuddle her in my arms. I wish I would’ve enjoyed growing her inside of me more. I did love feeling her move, that part is indescribable. And I hope I get the chance to experience it again and enjoy pregnancy like you should be able to.
I’m rambling, but basically all of this is tell you that if you’re in this phase of worry and not enjoying pregnancy, you aren’t alone. I felt that way too. And I hope you’re able to hear that little cry and squeeze that little squishy miracle as well. It was every bit worth all the worry, the tears, the money, and the longing. She was worth the wait and it will be for you too! 💗💗💗 #1in8 #westruggledwithinfertility #rainbowsafterthestorm #rainbowbaby #ihad2miscarriages #IVFbaby #midwestmiracle #ellielou #worththewait #notourplan
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Why should you eat breakfast?
Ideally I have two eggs every morning, but some days I am looking for a quick meal before I head out the door with my three kids. So it’s either Greek yogurt with frozen berries and almonds or it’s a superfood shake. Pumpkin spice is my new favorite.
Starting your day with breakfast gets everything going. Your metabolism. Your bodily functions. More Energy. Less cravings later.
Thinking I might start to add my pumpkin spice to my yogurt and add warm cooked apples and cinnamon now that the cold weather has arrived in Maine.
Do you eat breakfast?
Why would I smile after a failure?
So yesterday was a failure. It was day one of my new program. Of an 80 day program. And I failed. I used my scheduled workout time for something else. Of course the something else was important, but so wasn’t my scheduled 30 mins.
And then all day long I kept holding on to the thought that I would get it done. ...Maybe after school pickup, but before karate. ...Maybe after dinner.
...Maybe after the kids are down.
But those maybe’s were never going to happen, because I am an early bird and I have to workout by 6:00 at night if I am going to get it done. I know myself. Even if I was trying to fool myself yesterday.
But today is the difference between where I was three years ago and now. Three years ago I would have skipped another day, and then another and then put it off until Monday, maybe.
Today I will get it done, and I actually have the mindset that starting 1 day late is not actually a big deal. It’s actually a good thing to start any day.
So here I am, up early, workout clothes on, finishing up some work while I sip my tea and scheduling in my workout for 9:15.
Hold me to it!