Being a #sahm is such a rewarding gift that I knew I always wanted when I had kids. It can also leave you feeling extremely lonely at times... When you don't have adult interaction during the day and you're dealing with your loving children screaming and throwing tantrums (not that my kids do this 😉) it can really get you down. • Moving all over #orangecounty the past few years, it's been a struggle to find community. I've always been hesitant towards social media, and I never believed you could build actual friendships from it! The past few weeks I've never felt more supported and lifted up by new women I've met from social media 🥰 These ladies inspire me to continue growing our community so that we can be friends to the lonely and rise together to be the best versions of ourselves! 😄
Happy Tuesday Mumma Warriors ✨ It’s such a beautiful day today that I had to go outside and do a workout. I’ve been feeling pretty yuck lately for a number of reasons so I knew today it was time to snap out of it. So I put on my @rockwearaustralia gear and put on a hat and went outside to do a workout while Noah has a sleep. It definitely made such a difference to my mood. Mum life definitely can be hard at sometimes but I know I can always rely on my husband and son to put a smile on my face. And also a good workout to get my mind back on track. So glad I have the most amazing and understanding husband to stand by me and my craziness 😘 Who else has an amazing partner and adorable kids??? My workout: ✨ Barbell Squats ✨ Stiff legged Deadlifts ✨ Walking Lunges ✨ Barbell Hip Raises ✨ Burpees ✨ Chin ups ✨ Bicycle Crunches ✨ Side Plank Raises I did 12 reps of exercise (except walking lunges 20 reps and chin ups 3 reps) and did 3 sets (rounds)
How many kid’s birthday parties do you go to where you have a gift but no card?! We were often running late and so we made a makeshift card we hoped was still attached to the bag when we arrived! These Coral & Blue Happy Birthday cards save time, money and are life savers! Keep them in the kitchen drawer. Sets include envelopes! 😉 #kidsparties#birthdayparties#giftwell
This quote from Sunday morning resonated so much with me. And it rang true tonight when I hung out with a room full of women I didn’t know. I loved it. We don’t grow or learn if we surround ourselves with only the people who look and act exactly like us. I love having a tribe of friends, but I also love stepping outside of it and learning from others.
Send our kids back to school with what they NEED 👏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have always told my kids that you don’t have to be the best at anything, but you do have to be the kindest person in the room. ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Credit to the queen @ashleyrosereeves who put it SO perfectly👌🏻
Today I had a complete breakdown, like ugly cried my face off I feel guilty even feeling bad about this situation because there are so many women who haven’t even gotten to be where I am right now, sitting here snuggling a baby and then I cried even harder for feeling like women who are struggling will feel like well you have a child so what are you even crying for? Trust me I know this because I was like that before when I would hear women complain about being a mom or someone make a joke about something I wanted so damn bad. Something I kept trying for month after month, year after year Fast forward to now and that feeling I had every single month when I found out well your not having a baby yet, keeps happening AGAIN. Trust me when I say this I am so blessed and beyond grateful for my daughter. She is my world but now I want to add to our family, and it’s just not happening Part of me wants it even more because I want my daughter to have a sibling. Part of me thought somehow it would be easier this time and here I sit over a year into it and finding myself struggling again. I cry, I get angry, I question a lot of things and all those old feelings come up again. I am always trying to be positive and share with you guys but today I’m struggling, hard I am here to share my journey with you guys and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share the ugly along with all the good It’s okay to feel sad, it’s okay to breakdown and cry at 12 in the afternoon on a Monday, it’s okay to feel how you feel. Just remember to not stay down for too long or it’s a heck of a lot harder to get back up💜
Happy Monday! . This mama has started work again and man can I tell you something, going back to work always feels like I’m leaving my heart behind with Calvin. I’ve had to say goodbye when he was four months, 11 months and now just a month away from being Two. I always feel anxious, I look back from the door more than once and waving goodbye always feels harder for me than to him. As time has passed by I will say it feels a lot easier being at work. I’ve enjoyed a lot of lunch breaks uninterrupted and being able to be more than just “Calvin’s mom”, oh and have adult conversations. The past year I’ve had so many moments of guilt and questioning if I’m making the right choice of coming back and picking up school but I think I’m always gonna question everything I do in my life because now I have him. I look forward to the rest of the year running home just so I can cover him in hugs and kisses. - If your transitioning back to work mama, remembering you are the best mom your baby can have. You’ll probably always feel like your heart is in two different places. You’ll question if you made the right decision and just maybe take time to cry in the bathroom ( I did that the first few months) but I tell you this, embrace this transition. Enjoy the quiet lunch breaks, the many pictures you’ll receive from daycare and remember that you are more than just a “mom”. I promise you that it gets better. You are amazing mama! Praying for you! #workingmom . . . Comment below with some encouragement for my going back to work mamas. ✨