MIAMI! 2 years ago we loved visiting Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Now we’re going back to Miami in a few days. Where are your favorite spots to go with little ones? I’m thinking Coconut Grove area and Biscayne Bay. Give me your recommendations!
I've always kind of rolled my eyes when people talked about accepting and loving your body wherever it's at. I secretly thought that was an excuse for not putting in the work to achieve the results you want.
But I'm beginning to see that I can love my body, AND I can work on improving it, and those don't have to be mutually exclusive things. I can thank my weak core for carrying my gigantic babies. I can be so so grateful for the opportunity to be a mom. AND I can work on improving my body because I love it and deserve to feel comfortable in my skin.
We HAVE to stop loving our bodies EXCEPT FOR the one part that looks yucky. (Guilty). I am so thankful to have this tool, this superfood, that isn’t about dieting, calorie restriction, or eliminating food groups. It’s meant to nourish the body on a cellular level, and that’s what I’m about. Filling up on the good stuff. Loving my body enough to take care of it. Valuing myself enough as a human being to invest in my health.
Reach out (DM!) if you’re sick of the diets, restrictions, and guilt, and you’re ready to try something nourishing that actually produces results. I would love to connect with other moms who are ready to take care of their own health 😘
How he handled watching Daddy coach some basketball today. ***
Side note: Mamas of teething babes- you NEED these necklaces in your life. @madsandgraceco makes the cutest ones!
It’s so hard to dress for a day of travel with kids. You want to be comfortable yet cute. You want your outfit to be functional and fashionable. You need to be able to lift your toddler and feed your baby. This @shoppinkblush shirt checks all of those boxes! Check out my blog post on dressing for travel with kids (link in bio).
How this year’s been going for us so far.
I set my intention for the year: focus on the fun. Play. Be lighthearted. Enjoy the people and experiences in my life.
But one thing after another has gone wrong this January. Some serious. Some pretty trivial. All things that seem to be trying to knock the wind out of me and make me feel sorry for myself.
And sure, I’ve had my moments. My pity parties (these parties are not very fun, and not a lot of people show up). But I think- I know - that these setbacks serve a purpose. It’s a reminder that I need to be connected to my life force. My creator. The passage that keeps coming to mind: “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’” I hope this doesn’t come across as a hollow platitude. I think it’s just so important to be real with each other. For us to see other people working for and fighting for joy. That not everything comes so easily.
So yeah. That’s how my word of the year is going so far. That’s how age 30 is going so far. But it’s cool, guys. I’ve got 11.5 months to turn this around. It can only go up from here. Right? RIGHT?
(Plz say yes)
THINGS ALL MOMS OF YOUNG KIDS CAN RELATE TO... Drawing out a game plan for how you'll get everyone safely in and out of their car seats in a parking lot.
Waving at strangers with a fake smile and dead eyes while your toddler throws a fit about not wanting to sit in the cart at Target.
Making up scientific explanations and using words like chlorophyll and homeostasis so your kids will stop asking questions about stuff.
Using the phrase, "Mommy's ears need a rest." ...and more on the blog! (Link in bio)
A go-to healthy dinner recipe for our (very picky) family:
1. Make some shredded crockpot chicken ahead of time. I like to put a cup of salsa on mine for some added flavor.
2. Make 2-3 cups of quinoa on the stovetop
3. Put the quinoa and chicken in a baking dish
4. Add a can of tomatoes (with or without green chilis, depending on your family’s preference), black beans, and 1 bell pepper chopped.
5. Add some spices. I usually pick some cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder.
6. Add some sort of sauce on top. I like salsa - maybe 1 cup?
7. Top with cheese if you want.
8. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes
#f52grams #thekitchn #healthyfamilies #easydinnerideas #tiredmom #bbgmoms #lifewithkids #momofthree #quinoa #spoonfeed #weightlosstips #eatwellbewell #dailyparenting #healthyeats #lifecloseup #healthydinnerideas
I aspire to my 4-year-old’s personal style and posing ability. BRB just gonna go start a fashion blog for her real quick.
I’m trying to find the right words to say what’s in my heart, but it’s hard to do without sounding cheesy. Bear with me.
I’ve been partnered with a health and wellness company for almost 4 years now, and my life has been blessed abundantly because of it. My family’s health has improved. My family’s budget has breathing room. My community of inspiring women has expanded. My heart has opened and I have grown.
But if I’m being 100% honest with myself, I never aspired to success within the company. The goal has always been freedom. Freedom to do what lights my soul on fire. Freedom to write and travel and be home with my kids. ***
I just wonder what other moms are out there that have a dream in their heart. A dream to spend more time with their kids. To have a purpose outside of motherhood. To pursue a creative passion that doesn’t pay particularly well. What if this could be the vehicle that helps you realize that dream? ***
A goal I have for 2018 is to partner with more smart, creative, fun women. I wonder if that’s you? Again…please know that I’m aware this sounds cheesy and overly inspirational…but it’s what’s on my heart today. I would love to connect with you if you want a vehicle to fund your dream. I’m open to having real conversations about it…answer your questions, listen to your doubts and fears, share the ups and downs. Let’s talk if this speaks to you!
You know what helps when you’re bummed about missing your trip to Phoenix? Getting out in nature and seeing the cutest manatees ever at Blue Spring State Park.🌴 What’s your favorite state or national park to visit? (Looking to expand my list!)
Happy 30th Birthday to me! ✅ one child got sick this morning and had me considering canceling my trip.
✅ ran around like a crazy person all morning trying to pack while the sick child requested “nuggles “
✅ a tire stripped off 30 minutes into our drive to the airport ✅ couldn’t find my phone ANYWHERE - thought I left it at home
✅ babies screaming in the backseat of the hot car
✅ Emily and I get eaten alive by fire ants
✅ large (and very kind) trucker couldn’t help us
✅ found my phone (never delete the find my phone app! It’s a lifesaver!)
✅ waited 2 hours for roadside assistance while bouncing our babies ✅ missed our flight to Phoenix
It’s not freezing out.
I found my phone.
We’ll laugh about this someday right?
Yesterday as I was leaving my OB-Gyn appointment with all three of my young kids in tow, my doctor made the kindest comment to me. Before I share it with you, though, I need to set the scene:
The baby was screaming in his stroller with snot running down his nose. The two-year-old was trying to put his toy laptop in the basket of the stroller, effectively tripping me and getting his foot run over in the process. The four-year-old was asking questions about my "yearly exam" while standing directly in the path of my stroller in that narrow hallway. I tried to answer her as vaguely as possible over the din of my unhappy baby while smiling apologetically at the nurses.
But my doctor stopped me in the hallway, looked me in the eye, and said, "You're doing a wonderful job. You're a great mom." Then I replied, "It sure doesn't feel like it sometimes. It's nice to hear someone say it out loud!" But her comment and my subsequent response got me thinking on the drive home: why don't I acknowledge that I'm a good mom? Why do I only focus on the guilt?
Read the rest on the blog. Link in bio!
#familyphotos #momofthree #lifeathome #kidsofig
How “travel” looks these days. I fondly remember the days of spending weeks in a foreign country with nothing but a carry-on. Now I pack a mini van full of snacks, baby gear, blankets, and books to visit a city 2 hours away. * * * * *
We had such a fun time in Cocoa Beach today seeing the Rob Jon Surf Shop, Manatee Sanctuary Park, eating key lime pie, and mini golfing with live gators. * * * * *
I mean, yeah, traveling with kids is kind of a pain, and it’s exhausting, but we shared so many laughs and memories- I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I like dessert. Actually I love dessert. Love. It.
I wouldn’t want to stick to a “healthy eating plan” that didn’t allow for a little fun every now and then.
Today’s creation: Dutch Chocolate Protein Mug Cake. A few chocolate chip. A little bit of cool whip. And a whole lot of protein.
Enjoying dessert and staying on track. * * * * * *
#theantiresolution #healthydessert #mugcake #healthysnackideas
When you give your kids fake glasses for Christmas so they stop stealing yours...
Starting out the new year right with coffee and a fresh bullet journal 📓 Who else keeps a bullet journal? What are your favorite spreads and collections?