Having fur babies with a new baby has proven to be very frustrating & difficult at times. Well... a lot of times. Before Murphy, these fur babies got all the attention. Their crazy stunts didn’t seem to be that bad then. They’ve had to take a back seat with this mommy. In turn, their crazy stunts that weren’t that bad have turned into annoyances that have been so trying. I mean, they’ve almost become outside cats or cats of a new family. That’s how frustrated I’ve gotten. But then there are moments like these, where I envision these two running around the house together & being the best of friends. It definitely balances their crazy out... a little. I know I’m not the only mom that has felt this way. As frustrating as they can be, I don’t know if my mommy heart could bare giving them up. So they are stuck with us and I’m ok with that. Murphy is starting to acknowledge them now which is so adorable! Here’s to locked water faucets, door stops, closed doors, kitty litter, lots of meows & adorable memories with my sweet #murphyisabel ❤️
Fun night! Toddlers at the bowling alley 😉 They lasted about 10 minutes bowling, but the arcade games were fun!
I absolutly LOVE that I can work my business anywhere! I helped a new Mama get her business started, all while not missing a beat with the kids 👇
When I say anyone can do this and be successful, I mean anyone! I have been an Animal Control Officer since I was 18 and never did anything else! Lets be honest 🤐 Those who know me, know I am the worst technology person in the world! Lol
Give me a kid, dog, raccoon, or a .410 and I'm good, but not a computer 😂 I dont even own one!
Soooo I mayyyy start to annoy you about these shoes. But they are for real the most comfortable booties EVER (and I found them on Amazon for under $50!) Also, these earrings are not Baublebar but look just like them and under $10! I linked all outfit details on the blog 💕 direct link above in bio☝🏼
Happy LONG WEEKEND guys... so ima jump right in TEETHING 🤦🏼♀️ all the mamas know how I feel right now. It’s been a supeeeer tough week she’s been so clingy all day and night.. so we have been trying out teethers , I heard a lot about sophiA the giraffe but I felt it was too big for her wee hands so I saw this and I thought perfect. She likes it along with The other 4 I have. This one is perfect it has room so she can grip the sides with both hands and dig in just how she enjoys it. #teething#babydyf#baby#teethingbaby#babiesrus#target#blog#mumblog#mummyblogger#mommyblog#momblog#mom#mum#uk#usa#promote
Women come to me because they want to feel a certain way: Strong, energized, fit, confident.... it rarely ACTUALLY has anything to do with dropping 2 pant sizes or 20 lbs.
During their training sessions with me, I encourage them to feel the way they want in that moment. “Look at how strong you are!” “You totally couldn’t do (some exercise) 2 months ago... look at you now!” You don’t have to reach some magic number to feel the way you want to feel.
It can happen right now.
And i know I’m biased, but strength training is an awesome way of making that happen.
Took the boys to see Black Panther today! It was such a great movie! Not only because it was fun and well made, but because it had strong black characters! (Okoye is AH-amazing!) It’s so important for our son to see these faces that look like him going and doing and being amazing! He brought his Black Panther action figure with him, and was on the edge of his seat the whole time! I want him to know he can go and be and do amazing things too!
I hope Hollywood takes note of how HUGE this movie was and start having the casting of movies become more diverse, as well as screen writers creating more stories with POC! Let’s get w the times people! #blackpanther
Today was THE best day. Nothing fills my cup like having family and friends all in one place with music, food, and some of the most absurd baby shower games ever! Soooo much humping 🙈 We are so grateful and blessed to live such a beautiful life, packed full of beautiful people. Can’t wait to add our newest TeNgaio to the mix.
Savannah turned 20 months yesterday and we got to see @disneyonice for the first time! 🤗 She was so excited and started dancing and screaming when we got to our seats. The show didn’t even start yet...it was just an announcement! I was dying!! 🤣 We had so much fun and the show was amazing! 😍❤️❤️
P.S. Kinda late but Happy Lunar New Year! I’m Vietnamese...we call it Tết but Savannah is 1/2 Chinese so guess I’ll compromise. 😏
I’m not necessarily comfortable in tight, form fitting, “sexy” clothing....don’t get me wrong, leggings are my best friend but “sexy” isn’t my thing. I generally like to wear enough layers that leave people wondering whether or not I even have a shape underneath.
Make no mistake though, underneath the layers is a body that I’m proud of.
A body that has created life and battled insecurities.
A body that is riddled with the scars + stretch marks that tell my story.
A body that has been molded by hurt, pain, love, healing, + strength.
It took a lot of work + a lot of years to be comfortable in this body and still, sometimes I pick at myself and tell myself I should fix this or work on that or stop eating those......but, that’s normal right?
I mean, even if you’re in the process of trying to better your body, body positivity isn’t “ I’ll like myself when I reach my desired weight/shape/look”
No, body positivity is embracing + loving yourself as you are currently while striving to achieve a healthier you. ❤️
I say all this to say, shoutout to all the girls out here learning to love their bodies.
That sh*t is hard and I’m proud of you. 💪🏽
Hola! Soy Clau de @aclmevoyacasar y hoy disfrutamos de la piscina en familia 👨👩👧. ¿Qué tiene eso de especial? Hasta hoy, Mapi no quería meterse en la piscina. A diferencia del año pasado, desde que empezó el verano no quería entrar, sin presionarla pero con muchos juegos hoy se animó y si que se divertió! Definitivamente la maternidad me ha enseñado que cada niño tiene sus propios tiempos y que lo mejor que podemos hacer es respetarlos ❤️
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My Sweet Eliana,
You made me a mom.
You have brought endless laughter into our hearts + home.
You have a heart of gold, always thinking of others.
You are an amazing big sister + I’m so proud of the girl you have become. Happy 5th Birthday!
Thank you to our families for coming out + celebrating with us.
Clean brushes are happy brushes. On my story today I shared how the Restore bottle works its magic. Check it out and message me if you want to get a bottle to make your brushes happy. #happybrushes#cleanbrushes#makeupvideos
Influenza is spreading in this house. Amy is really sick and keeps puking so I think she’s going to go to the hospital. Wish her a fast recovery and that no one else (especially Emily) get it or we will be in big trouble 😷 We haven’t got any sleep for awhile and not sure how much more we can handle.
I LOVED being pregnant. I loved talking to her. I loved car rides with just us. I loved knowing that we shared my body, and everything I did could either help or hinder her. I loved feeling her kicks and hiccups. Being pregnant with Scarlett was, without a doubt, the best time of my life.
But this is so much better. I love her little facial expressions and those little toes. I love watching her fall asleep. I love how she already has the cutest personality and how she looks exactly like me when she lowers her eyebrows. And I love how sometimes all she really needs to stop crying is for me to hold her extra close. Being pregnant was so great, but being her mama is not even comparable.
I have a serious question to ask - how do you all feel about cupcakes? I’m more of a funnel cake and donut girl myself but what’s your vote?
PC: @falco_kapowski - one pretty awesome Mama who has a vote for cupcakes. 😉
We had fun this weekend at Nanny and Poppy’s. We had fun playing with our cousins, seeing the new kittens and even watching daddy’s doggo Puggles give birth! (Not a great photo)
She’s had 2 already but now she has to go to the doggo hopital to have the rest so I gave her a big cuddle good luck.
Now we are on our way back to watch daddy play a game of basketball for the first time 😍🏀🐶🐱
“One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” ~Sam Levenson
•Drake Bradley is the most imaginative, yet literal child I’ve ever met. His matter of fact logic combined with his love for play amazes me at times with the pure genius outcomes. •
How I love my unique sons. 💙
I just want to take a second to say: breastfeeding, pumping, and formula feeding new Mamas- you’re doing a great job! Just in case you haven’t heard it today. ❤️❤️❤️😊 these two furry animals are keeping me company during my nighttime pumping session. Roslin the golden retriever and dexter the black kitty cat.