Friendship can be super tricky as you get older. Especially when you go off to pursue dreams which leads you to different cities, learning about yourself, growing up and making other friends on the way. You go from weeks, to months to even years without seeing each other. You end up in different chapters with different goals. Texts get shorter, calls are rare and are sent to voicemail because you just don’t have time.
They say having a baby makes you realize who your true friends are.. I call bullshit on this.
I found myself mad, defensive and judging but then I thought ok well they don’t have a baby, most of my friends aren’t even married..when I got married I didn’t expect something different from them. I’ve had to step back and think they have their own shit to deal with too. We all do, and sometimes it just takes a text to that friend that you have been meaning to call and say “Hey Bitch 😉, I love you and I hope you know that.” Then I add a cute picture of my baby because I can..😂 .
Happy Landon got to see my girls yesterday, over 10 years and we have had some rough years in between but we laugh, cry and just really enjoy each other when we’re together and that’s what matters. .
We might have ended the day sweaty, dirty, and exhausted but we had the BEST time. It’s so fun watching their sibling relationship grow. They love each other fiercely and it definitely shows (when they aren’t driving each other crazy at least 🤪🤣). Side note: Why is it that Georgia summers are always so dang hot?! A breeze or two would be nice every once in awhile... just saying. 😆 .
#sweetsummertime #thehappynow#momlife#thesearethedays#candidchildhood#caronforeachother#raisinglittles#motherhood #our_everyday_moments
We just got the new BOB revolution flex 3 and I loveee it. Even though we’re almost done with strollers, we still need one for sleeping, long outings, and of course outdoor exercise. Luca has always been tall so the little seat strollers like Uppa Baby or Bugaboo didn’t work for us. This one has a foot brake, hand brakes, and that awesome sun shade. Long story short, if you ever take your stroller outside at all, you’ll love this one and can definitely use it from car seat age all the way to heavy tall three year old 😉
PS: can you believe I never liked BOBs before! Also, of course I bought it at @target •
👹HOW IS IT ONLY TUESDAY?!👽 Mum -or mom- life!! Trying to have some peaceful time out or do some yoga with a toddler... 😂 good luck! Noisy toys 🙅🏻♀️ ... and on and on and on it goes. “Being a mum is not really all that easy” - understatement of the century! (I overheard a lady say that on Friday and it took me a minute to work out if she was an alien or not) There’s lots of amazing times, of course, but when it’s hard, it’s H A R D !
And being a step parent (I have 2 steppies) is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Raising someone else’s kids, knowing they should’ve done better, given more, been there when they promised... and sooo much more (ohhhh the book I could write! It’d fly off shelves!)... that was HARD.
I had/have all this and a truck ton more. So it’s no wonder I’m a raging alcoholic and an utter nutcase, just like my cousin Ami 🍷🥂🍻🥃🍸🍹😂😂😂 (love you @weewoodenwondersnz)
But I wouldn’t change a thing, in all seriousness, even though it’s been a tough ride these last 9 years. How grateful I am that my baby and toddler days are over! And that I’ve 5 raised super awesome human beans that mean everything, they’re the absolute reason. They know I’ll be there, backing them all the way. My daughters know I’m who they can come to about every single thing that may plague them as growing ladies, and my sons, surprisingly, tell me everything, too. Not always fun, again 🤣
Being a mum is tough, but it’s the good times, the awesome memories and the amazing bond you can’t get anywhere else that makes it all worthwhile. You’ll never know til you’re a mum just how amazingly rewarding it is. ♥️♥️♥️
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One day off a list of to dos. 🙇🏻♀️I don’t like waking up to a sink full of dishes so I have to do them before anything 🥰my mom helps me with things before work like fold clothes and helps me make decisions about my nursing career🏋🏾♂️got a WOD in and it requires me to run 1200 meters in the hot ass sun twice.. I just went back in the house couldn’t even talk to Daniel I was so beat #trustgod#momlife#cleanhouse#ocd
Can you give us some of that super power, @5dollardinners? 🙏
YES, she can!!
We are SO EXCITED to announce that Erin Chase will be speaking at the Mamas Talk Money summit this October. .
Erin's $5 dinner recipes are delicious and her Grocery Budget Makeover course is simply life changing. .
At this year's event, Erin will be teaching us about the five biggest grocery budget busters she sees - and how we can avoid them to save our wallets.
We can't wait.
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Be that girl who wakes up with purpose and intent.
Be that girl who shows up and never gives up.
Be that girl who believes anything is possible and is willing to work for it!
Life will always through us curve balls, we need to learn to always remember we are too important and so are our goals!
This is how we feel after a delicious brunch and lots of family time this weekend. I definitely don’t dread the work-week, because I like our routine, but weekend afternoons with the boys are probably my favorite times. How about you?
Happy Monday, friends! Hope you are recharged and ready to take on this week. I’m heading to LA on Wednesday for my longest trip away from Brady ever! Ahhhh!
New Starbucks tumblers are here 😍 which is calling your name?! My fave has to be the first one, it’s a peachy color with a beautifully decorated lid ♥️
🎉MightyPro is back in stock! Woot woot 🎉
Moms you want this for your littles and for yourself. Watch this⤵️ video for all the reasons why!
Chicken 🍗 stir fry 🥦🥕with cauliflower rice 🍚 and lumpia.
Dad did the cooking again today. He made a quick stir fry with frozen stir fry veggies and cauliflower rice from @costco . Then he fried up some of the lumpia his mom made us the last time she visited.
Grant at least touched everything. He ate seconds of chicken and lumpia.
Getting excited for Andrea to start real solids in a few weeks. We are doing cereal right now because the pediatrician said she needs iron. So we will continue to feed her that but are going to start letting her eat foods she can pick up at 6 months old. Why is watching your kid eat foods for the first time so much fun? So excited! Oh, and excited because the last day of my whole 30 is tomorrow. 😎
“Only you can be you and you are already as awesome as you need to be!” -Alison Faulkner ⠀⠀
Meeting Alison was beyond Awesome! She’s truly inspired me to move forward with things I know I’m meant to do. I love her vulnerability to talk about hard topics. Last week I listened to her podcast episode about her anxiety. It made me realize so much about my own anxiety and my need to share my journey through anxiety and depression. ⠀⠀
Going to Alison’s Brand School was life changing. No matter how cliché that sounds. I learned about more about my WHY then ever before. You want to know why I feel called to make Beyond Survival Mom...
To make a community of moms that feel like they belong. I’ve never felt like I’ve ever fit anywhere. I wasn’t free range mom enough to be a free range mom. I wasn’t crunchy enough to fit in the crunchy crowd. I wasn’t hot mess mom enough to fit. So I will make my own group of moms. The moms that feel like they want more than survival by the end of the night. The moms that want a group of women that they can talk truth with and not be shunned for not being enough. I truly believe all moms are doing the best they can with the situation they are given. That being said, I want more. I want to share the best information, find great tips, and share in mama’s journey’s to find more joy in motherhood. Because it’s a struggle for me. Every mom is special at something. Even more though. Every mom is the perfect mom for the kids they are given ❤️ ⠀⠀
So who wants to be in my tribe? Everyone is more than welcome to become Beyond Survival Mom ❤️
Lashes and Skincare Not your jam? But you want to support small businesses like mine? This is the way!! We LOVE referrals💖💖💖 It helps us out so much and really helps breathe life into our business 🎀 So when you see my posts and watch my stories ... if you think i have something of value to offer, Next time someone ask’s, Let them Know about your Friend Tab 💖🎀💖💖 #referralsappreciated #thanksforsharing💗
I tried to hide in my bed. Lasted maybe 2 minutes until they found me, dog piled right on top of me, and tried to put stinky feet in my face. Now they're whining and fighting right next to me... I don't understand, but something about summertime especially, these guys are never more than a few inches away. If I even think about sitting down, they're not just right next to me but on top of me. If I switch couches, they switch. Bathroom parties all day every day and if I'm in the kitchen doing ANYTHING, they automatically think it's the 18th snack time of the day. Anyone else have extra shadows?? #SOS#wavingmywhiteflag#summer#nopersonalspace#imalltouchedout#suffocation#lifewithlittles#momlife
Look at her 🍃 thank you beautiful mom for the nice repost. You are adorable ! @speakingofthepauls
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summer is coming y’all, are you ready? cause mama is not
It’s Monday but it’s cool cause I’ve got enough Diet Coke to last me until Wednesday and my guilty pleasure Big Brother starts this week. So all and all it’s a good day. 💃🏻🥤 #dietcoke4lyfe
Fighting for each one of them since day one was worth it, this is worth it 🖤
Probably the most casual Sunday post ever.. and I’m not mad about it. Took the weekend to disconnect and catch up on much needed sleep, housework and spend some quality time with the fam.🤗 Diesel graduates kindy in two days 🙊and reminded me he really needed a haircut.. then demanded we go out for cucumber sushi after to celebrate. 😅 So Sunday Funday it was. Also Caras face perfectly describes how I feel about wearing winter sweaters in June 😑#seattlelife
Hope you all had a relaxing weekend
She’s cooler than I’ll ever be 😎 First day of VBS is complete and it could not have come at a better time. You know how much more moving I can get done in a 3 hour time period when only Franky’s here? Not much. Not much more at all, actually 😂 But I did get half of a room painted with a baby in my left arm so there’s that 🤷🏼♀️
Day 27 and our final Kids Small Shop Fashion feature is complete! All links are over on the blog and the complete guide of some of our all time favorite small shops for kids is over there for ya too! Happy Monday! [Featured Shops: @perfectlypaisleyshop@lizziehomemade@minimadeco ]
My big girl ditched her swimmies this weekend! (watch my stories to see!)💦 [ad] it’s safe to say we’ll be spending a TON of time at the pool with all the snacks...our favorite is the protein packed @bluediamond Whole Natural almonds. What’s your go-to pool snack? #WholeNaturalAmonds#SimplyDelicious Grab them at your local @walmart