When overwhelm happens and you feel you are trying to come up for a breath of air to fill the lungs and make your heart beat with some kind of passion again... It is time to slow down.
Were we created to scramble in chaos? Or were we created to find peace in it?
In our fast paced world it seems we are almost required to fill up a schedule. To be busy. To fill in the times where nothing is penciled in.
But I'm refusing that logic.
If I am overcommitted I will no longer find joy in what I want to commit to. If there is no longer joy in it than the love of the Lord won't flow through me. If the love of the Lord doesn't flow through me, is it worth my time?
Underwhelm yourself so you can overwhelm with the love of the Lord. ❤
Come on Spring, I’m rooting for you! 🌸🐣💐This winter weather has me craving all the comfort food so it’s sausage and mash for dinner tonight, vegetarian sausages for me, so far I’m loving being vegetarian again and feel a hundred times better for it! 💁🏼♀️
This kid would stay naked all day if I let him. Come to think of it so would Hayden 🤔 didn't realize how much I just let them run around wild until the neighbor saw H out and said oh Hayden I think this is the first time I've seen you with all your clothes on 🙈😂 #boymomlifethough#letthembelittle#right ?
Wow- I'm #36weeks along with Baby2!! I'm so behind because I still need a photo shoot of Baby S's nursery... Where does the time go? Luckily, I'm not converting his nursery for 2 just yet.
Colorful curtains from @thelandofnod . Hardware from @ikeausa .
First Monday on spring break from work! Yes, I just started working 3 weeks ago, but hey, we all need a little break, right?!!🤷🏼♀️ Joys of school district working! Having my vacations at the same time as the kids is the best! I love that I get to spend more time with my littles. This makes my transition back to work just a little smoother for them also. My 4.5 yo has had the hardest time with me going to work, he cries, tells me “I don’t want you to go, please stay home”, and it breaks my heart. But then when I get home they all come running, hugging, kissing and telling me about their day! This makes the transition for ME going back to work easier!💗
Where are my fellow working moms at? What works for you and your littles?
I bought that antique frame from Etsy and laughed so hard upon opening it because I didn’t know it was so small. Haha! Should have checked measurements. Either way, I love it. Check out the shop BetsysVintageBooks on #Etsy
Soooo remember those go to “baggy sweatpants” I showed you a week or two ago that I’m now swimming in? Say hello to the sweatpants that fit me like a glove 10 weeks ago! 👋🏻 🎉
I’ve never felt better. Not even in high school when I was last active with softball and bowling. Can’t beat the feeling of loving your body and feeling so much confidence in the morning AND evening! So thankful I’ve committed to the this program, and my health, and to be ladies in my accountability groups that do it WITH ME! 💕
April accountability group is officially open for enrollment! Will you be the next one to join us? I sure hope so - fill out the application via the link in my bio if you’d like more information on how YOU too can start loving YOURSELF again! 😘
Stared my week of with AAA which focuses on the arms, abs, and booty! We upped the weights and did 3 sets of 10 instead of 2 sets of 15. It was a long one, 57 minutes, but it actually went by fast. Definitely feeling sore from last week, so some self care is in order!
Simply ways to keep oily goodness with me as do my mama-thang. Lavender lip balm for lips and boo boos (because it already has the carrier oil in it 🙌🏼), hand purifier with thieves and peppermint, and my fave lipgloss “Embrace” with peppermint in it! Beautiful, simple, easy peasy and goes everywhere with me! 💁🏼
Cheers to the beautiful spring days ahead of us 🌸 Cadence is almost completely potty trained + I’m so happy for her!! 👏🏼 She’s so proud of herself + so are we. Though, it is possible all of our encouragement may have slightly inflated her sense of accomplishment 😳🙊 Her end zone dance goes like this: “Whoo-hoo!! Go, Cadence! Go, Cadence! Get down, get down!!” 💃🏻👏🏼😂#mybiggirl#girlmom#mommyanddaughter#cadencekay
She's our little Inspirer/Steadfast. She loves to have fun & wants everyone else to have fun too. She loves to take care of people and finding the beauty in things seems to come effortlessly to her.
I just love seeing our little ones grow and seeing their personalities come out more and more. 😊
Seriously can't thank @julielylescarr enough for her amazing book #raisinganoriginal . It has helped me to recognize & appreciate these quirks even more.
Whatttt on earth is a WAHM?! Are you one?! Do you want to be one? We are explaining it on the blog (link in bio) - check it out and let us know what you think. If you are one, and let us know how you make it all work. 💻🏠🤓
We are excited to announce that Run Club will be offered starting in April! Whether you're preparing for an upcoming race or simply enjoy running with other like-minded mamas, Run Club is for you. A program for all levels, Run Club allows you to run, improve your health and fitness, and connect with other moms through two styles of class: Run Clinics which are designed to correct running form and increase speed and agility, and Run Days designed to increase endurance. No running experience required! Find more info on Run Club and all our programs at smyrnavinings.fit4mom.com