🎅🏼G I V E A W A Y🎅🏼 Not sure if Boston is still thinking about his Santa visit or if he’s just really excited that Christmas is two weeks away 🤔😂. If you’ve seen my stories you know Boss and I don’t get out of our PJs much, so they have to be comfy AND cute! I’ve said before that there is a serious lack of cute boy shops out there, and that’s why I love @wildplusbear so much and am so excited to team up them to give one of you a $50 shop credit! Perfect timing for the holidays! Their items are butter soft and I love the celebration of boyhood! All you have to do to enter is: 1️⃣ Like AND save this post 2️⃣ Follow me and @wildplusbear 3️⃣ Tag a few friends in the comments! *Bonus entries for telling me your favorite holiday tradition in the comments! Winner will be chosen randomly on Sun. Dec. 15. Contest not affiliated or sponsored by Instagram. GOOD LUCK FRIENDS!
🧺🧺🧺 I took this picture to show Nate, and I didn’t need to post it, but I thought it was important. •• •• •• 3 weeks... that’s how long I let the laundry go, among other things. I restarted a single load 4 times this past week alone. I’ve struggled to get anything done, my mind constantly pulled me in a million directions. It’s strange how hard it can be to practice what you preach. I always tell friends to never feel alone, to always reach out when they’re struggling, but when I start feeling low I always seem to find new ways to tell myself “I’m okay”, “everything is fine”, “it’s not that bad”.... •• •• I could have asked Nathan for help with the laundry or everything else on my list, but feelings of failure prevented me from doing so. “If I can’t even keep up with my household, what worth do I have?” My anxiety and depression unexpectedly crept up on me the past couple month and I’ve felt stuck. As much as my insight has helped through the years, I missed the signs. Dealing with depression and anxiety sometimes feels impossible, especially when it finds new ways to break you down. It’s something that is always lingering, making me feel unhinged.. I’m thankful that I’m conscious of my fight to continue to live my life (stay hinged) and raise my boys without my struggle effecting their day to day as much as it effects mine. •• •• It really seems to be the moment you THINK you’ve finally figured it all out, your chemistry changes and the universe laughs. Anxiety isn’t always what people imagine and sometimes it is. It can be emotional. A mental battle to simply finish a load of laundry without drowning in feelings of overwhelm. Or maybe it’s intrusive thoughts that don’t feel like your own. Other times it’s extremely physical where the smallest trigger sends you into a paralyzed state of panic, your chest feels like it’s collapsing, you struggle to catch your breath, and
This is postpartum depression and anxiety. This is holding your precious baby that you prayed so hard for, but still feeling sad. This is the face of a woman who is impatiently waiting for her antidepressant medication to kick in because she finally said enough is enough. This is a woman who is tired of faking it and just wants to be herself again. I can't express to you how frustrating postpartum depression and anxiety is. How in the world can I feel so sad when here in my arms is everything I ever wanted? Why do I get so easily angered by the smallest things? Why can't I leave the house with my baby without turning into a tense, anxious mess? Why does just the thought of vacuuming the living room or folding a load of laundry completely exhaust me? Why can't I just snap out of it? Hormones, that's why. After we give birth, we experience a rapid drop in progesterone and estrogen. For most women, this means a short period of "baby blues", but then they return to normal after a few weeks. But for 1 in 7 of us, it lasts longer and gets worse. I've been slacking on YouTube for a bit and as much as I've hated it, I needed a break. I tell you guys all the time how much I love this community and it's usually fairly easy for me to be so open. But this post was a tough one. This is a hard thing for me to admit I'm struggling with. But I want to stay true to myself and remain being transparent, especially when I know it can help someone else. Postpartum depression and anxiety is very lonely to go through, but I know I'm not alone. "You'll never regret reaching out for help if you need it." A subscriber left that in a comment on my last video and those words played in my head over and over as I walked into my doctor's office last week. Thank you guys SO much for your support! ❤ . . . . #enoughisenough#postpartum#postpartumdepression#postpartumanxiety#mentalhealthawareness#beingvulnerable#strength#itwillgetbetter#grateful#sahm#newmom#girlmom#youtuber
Ohh look a selfie for the first time in a couple weeks 📷 This time of year gets insane! Anyone else relate? But I figured since there are so many new faces around here I'd do a 5 fun facts about myself today: 1. I watch true crime shows everyday 2. Country music is my favorite 3. I have 9 tattoos and 3 piercings 4. My dream job is to be an accountant and bookkeeper 5. In college I worked as a face painter _________________________________________ Tell me a fun fact about yourself 💖
Share something with me that you are feeling grateful for today👇🏻❤️ . I woke up feeling grateful for the simple things that I am so blessed to have... a warm bed to sleep in, a heated house on a cold night, running water, plenty of food to eat. Blessings are everywhere around us, we just have to look!
Officially a Regional Vice President with Arbonne!! This has been a goal of mine since I started working my business about a year and a half ago and It’s been such a transformative journey to say the least. For those that don’t speak Arbonne... it’s the 3rd of 4 management positions in which it starts to become even more life changing... because you’ve helped change a lot of lives in return. The last year or so has been all about realizing my power, alchemizing self limiting beliefs and my money mindset, trusting divine timing, understanding the law of attraction (and that I’ve been doing it my whole life without knowing consciously) in a much more detailed way thanks to Abraham Hicks and @manifestationbabe podcasts, the potency of visualizing and meditation, plus actual consistency, showing up even when I didn’t want to, and hard work. Yes - you can be spiritual and business minded 👊🏻. . I’ve always been an entrepreneur and grew up with entrepreneurial parents and I’ve dabbled in many things. I started this biz so I could have the freedom to do what I wanted with my time... like stay at home with my son, travel back and forth to Australia when we wish, and pay off debt... while helping others become a more healthy and empowered version of themselves. Also because I understood that I was already doing the work..... using products I loved and sharing it. The company is amazing and checked off all of the boxes for me when it came to their policies and practices. This business is rather simple (redirect your expenses through your own online store and share it with those who are looking for what we have to offer) but what it brings is nothing short of amazing - a wonderful likeminded community, grander sense of purpose and fulfillment, some new best friends, a healthier, non-toxic lifestyle... the list goes on. . I’m so grateful that this opportunity exists because I don’t know where I would be today without it. I’m so grateful for my team
I think I just found my new favorite holiday tradition ✨ Putting together the girls stockings definitely tugged at my heartstrings. I can’t wait for them to meet their newest friends Ella & Stella from @cuddleandkind! I’m sure you all know by now that for every doll purchased, they provide 10 meals to children in need. So if you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer make sure to check them out ❤️
|redemption| In my mind, the snuggles I’ve gotten the last few days somehow make up for the days I missed on your birth, the years I didn’t get to nurse you or the months I didn’t feel your heart in my belly. But they don’t, I don’t have to make up for it...even though I feel like I do. God was there with you, during the brokenness and you were loved every moment and He is redeeming your story to tell. On that note I’ll take all the snuggles and let God make you for all of our broken stories, that only He can repair. . #redemption#adoption#allthesnuggles
Long post, but if you followed along with my harvest stories this past fall please read.. this ones for you! 😘 . I wanted to give a long overdue, tremendous thank you to all of you who followed along! When I decided to document my family’s harvest season this year, I had no idea all the awesome people I would meet. And for all the kindness and hundreds of messages I’ve received, not only from others who are also involved with agriculture, but from so many of you who had no clue about how farming worked and all it involved. Your curiosity, questions, love, friendship, and overwhelming support completely blew me away!. . I never thought sharing a little behind the scenes would have such an overwhelming response! I’m beyond grateful for all the love and beautiful people this little social media spot has brought to our little Midwest farm family. I not only got the awesome opportunity to connect with other farm families from all over the United States , but I even got to chat with farmers from Brazil and France. Such a cool experience being able to share agriculture with each other from all around the world! #farmstrong. . So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for allowing me to share a day in the life of our family. I debate every other day if I want to quietly give up social media (mom life is so busy 😉!) But your enthusiasm on me sharing real life with you all helps me want to keep documenting and making more awesome connections. Plus my kids might not thank me now for all the pictures I take of them, but maybe someday! 😂. . And a big thank you to @customizedgirl for always designing the best shirts! Our harvest shirts that we are wearing in this picture are one of my favorites! #cgmoments#customizedgirl
Oh hey guys... remember me? 👋 I haven’t posted for a while but I’m still here —23 weeks pregnant with baby #2, busy remodeling our home and trying to make time for the Holidays!🤰What are your plans for the weekend? We just took Myles to see Santa and he was not as excited as last year 😂
WAKE.PRAY.SLEIGH.🎅🏽 I am definitely learning to be more consistent and intentional with praying and having quite time with God. Also, I want our boys to know the power of prayer. I want them to know God for themselves. I want them to be everything God has called them to be. I know that it will come a time that they will have to pray for themselves but until then..... Pray without ceasing for your children, pray as their little souls depend upon it. HAPPY MONDAY !! blowout & silkpress : @domlavie makeup: @durrtykane | @kane.beauty #godsplan #powerofprayer #godisgood#sahm#sahmlife#boymom#2under2#momsofinstagram#momblogger#blackmomblog#discoveryunder5k#homeschool#homeschoolingmom
Took Russell to the doctor today to check on his cough. With him being so little, I wanted to err on the side of caution and make sure his lungs sounded good etc. Turns out it’s croup, just like his sisters had 🙃 While at the doctor I noticed something that I hadn’t noticed before and it had me thinking “what the heck?!” I noticed it as we were out the door so I decided to ask the doctor about it. She wanted to get a second opinion, but she was pretty sure it was a hernia. The second doctor that came in agreed, it was an incarcerated hernia. We were sent straight to the ER. The doctor there agreed it was a hernia but did not believe it to be incarcerated. Either way, I was preparing my mind for surgery. I never felt worried, because this sweet boy was covered in prayers, but I figured there was procedure in our future. Anyway, an ultrasound showed that it was just fluid that would go away on its own, not a hernia 🙌🏻 praise Jesus. It was quite the day, but my boy was a trooper 💙 Sharing this because I’ve never felt like I have a “mother’s intuition”. But I guess thinking “what the heck?!”, erring on the side of caution, and asking questions IS mothers intuition, it’s advocating for your child and that I can do!
This little creeper sneaks into our bed some time in the early mornings and I can’t say I don’t love it 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every morning we oil up and get ready for the day. Having a tool kit to use for our wellness has changed the game for us. Using oils consistently is KEY for them working, they aren’t a one time fix, it’s like brushing yo teeth! Here’s what we’ve used so far this morning: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Wellness roller on the bottoms of our feet ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ R.C on our chest ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Calm roller on our wrists ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Stress Away as perfume ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Lavender and frankincense in the diffuser ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⋒ Lemon in my water 💦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What have you guys used this morning? ☺️
Girl, you already have what it takes. Your biggest competitor, is you. The only thing holding you back, is you. Your desire for success, should be greater than your fear of failure. It’s Monday, go get ‘em! 💪🏼😘
Pip’s face when I told her she would have to share her ice cream with her mama 🍦 But happy Friday it is! May you all have a lovely start to the weekend. How’s your Christmas shopping going? I have to say mine is not going at all 🙈
This aunt and uncle are proud to introduce our newest nephew Ryker Daniel! The cutest little boy with the chubbiest cheeks. We love you so much Ry Ry! He is grandbaby number 20 for my parents! #bigfamilylove
What a year it’s been, I’m so lucky to have such an amazing partner to figure this all out with @stevedimaria 😘. It’s been such an experience to watch her grow and learn, she’s such a curious little human! I’m so lucky to have her as my daughter, and I can’t wait to watch her grow into a slightly bigger human 🥰🌱