When @arcticzero sends you some sweet treats, your kids just love you a little more. Our favorites were the Cake Batter Bars and the Peanut Butter Swirl ice cream. This mama loved how high in protein and low in sugar their treats were! #sponsored
Superhero Teddy- keeping the streets of Savannah safe and fighting bad guys.
Two-year-old boys. They are at once magical and impossible. Sweet and terrifying. Snuggly and energetic. I grew up with 5 sisters and no brothers, so I had no idea what to expect when I found out my second child was a boy.
Being a mom to a little boy has been one of the most amazing and exhausting experiences of my life. I look at him eating his breakfast cereal with chubby hands and milk dribbling down his chin and I can’t help but see him as a six-foot-tall football player eating me out of house and home.
So I’m treasuring this chapter in our lives. This season where he still clings to my legs in public and asks, “Mommy, carry you?” Where he tells me every day how he was scared of the kids in the masks at Halloween. Soon enough he’ll be towering over me...but for now I get to soak up the snuggles.
Take me back to Savannah! I’ve been trying to push myself to do more day trips and travel with the kids, and it’s been so challenging and so rewarding. Low expectations is the name of the game, people. That and a comfortable and cute momiform 💕
After having my second baby, I lost all my baby weight...but could not get rid of the baby belly no matter what I did! This time around I’m using the @mutusystem to help my body look and feel better by healing my diastasis recti from the inside out. Check out my final review on the blog! Link in bio.
We had a sweet start to our day in Jacksonville! Donuts, market, and zoo for the win. All three kids were asleep within minutes on the way home- that’s how you know it was a good day!
Finally starting to fit AND feel comfortable in my pre-pregnancy clothes. I really look forward to being able to wear whatever I want when I’m done nursing and my body is my own again, BUT it is sometimes nice to only have a few options. Oversized v-neck tees have been the name of the game! What’s your uniform lately?
These days if a workout is going to happen, it’s going to be a family affair. #hhtribe
We had a golfer, a fairy princess, and a cheesehead Packers fan for Halloween 2017! Despite some sick kids we powered through for trick or treating- it’s all for the candy. (Swipe for the rest!)
SIX MONTHS! (Ok a few days late, but we've been dealing with sickness over here, so just getting caught up)
Lewis is just the sweetest little boy who doesn't really like to sleep. Despite the cold + cough he's been dealing with the past month, he is still the happiest and most content baby I've had. So happy to bounce in his Little Einstein jumper - as long as the other kids are in the room with him!
Sleep...oh, sleep. Each night is different. Some nights he gives us a nice 6 or 7 hour stretch, but most nights he's still waking up anywhere from 2-4 times. Naps are hit or miss as well.
We are starting solids this week: rice cereal and sweet potato are on the menu!
He's sitting for a few seconds on his own, rolling both ways consistently, and possibly starting to think about crawling? He loves to babble, and says "dadadada" all. the. time.
He's still on the receiving end of overly aggressive hugs and projectile toys, and handling it like a champ.
Also...fastest 6 months ever!
Is it weird to be jealous of your own child’s hair? Because I totally am.
Is that one of those diet shakes?
Nope! Been there, done that, and will never do it again.
When I was getting ready for our wedding, I remember secretly buying a case of Slimfast. I was going on a road trip, and didn't want to ruin the progress I had made working out like crazy on the treadmill and living on fruit. I say secretly, because I knew it wasn't the best healthy choice, but I just wanted to be skinny!
My mindset has changed so much since then. Skinny isn't the priority- nourishing my babies, having energy after a sleepless night, and fueling my body that's about to hit 30 are much more important to me.
What I didn't realize at 22 that I understand now is that our food is no longer as nutrient dense as it once was. That means depriving ourselves and reducing calories doesn't work, because we're just taking away more nutrients that our bodies need. For that reason diets will always fail.
I keep drinking these shakes because they are nutrient dense FOOD. That's why they work long term as part of my lifestyle - it's not about depriving myself, but rather flooding my body with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrition it craves. I feel the difference in my energy.
So yes, it helps me lose the baby weight, but that's honestly a happy side effect. It's something I can grab on the way out the door, one-handed with a baby on my hip. Simple, delicious, and effective. 3.5 years of shakes going on forever!
We went pumpkin patchin' yesterday.
I was really hoping to get a classic autumn pictures of the kids in the pumpkin patch. I was also really hoping to create some great memories of picking out pumpkins.
This picture sums up how our visit actually went. Teddy trying to throw pumpkins and crying when we wouldn't let him. Pippa almost dropping Lewis when she was "done holding him." Meanwhile, Justin was getting bitten by (we think) fire ants, swelling up, and breaking out in hives.
But as I sat Teddy on my lap to say bedtime prayers, he said, "Mommy, pumpkin patch fun!" So I guess we succeeded in creating a fun memory. (Maybe not for Justin)
So I guess what I'm trying to say is if you're seeing a lot of idyllic fall photos on your social media, don't worry. Not everyone had a perfect autumn experience 😂
Had a blast with my boys in St. Augustine today! Lewis loves being able to see what’s going on from his @lillebaby and Teddy is so much better behaved when we’re out of the house and in the fresh air. It was a much needed afternoon out 💕
Monumental day in Florida! We brought out the bear ears hoodie since the high is “only” 76° 🌬
Also...drool. Come quickly, little tooth trying to poke through!
Target had new flavors. The obsession continues. What’s your favorite Halo Top flavor?
I've been getting some questions lately about what I do, so I thought I would share a little about it here.
I work with moms who are looking to improve their lives physically and financially.
Physically, they have previously been frustrated with trying all kinds of diets that didn't work. Often, they have very little extra time to get to the gym or completely revamp their cooking and eating habits, since life with young children can be all consuming.
Many of these women stay home in some capacity, and are looking for a little something they can do to contribute to the budget. Maybe it's extra money for Christmas or student loans. I have built my business almost entirely on social media, so I offer specific training for moms who want to leverage their time using the internet. They also find a community of supportive moms in a world where motherhood can be so lonely.
The people who succeed in this business love other people, and love the life-changing products that have improved the health of so many.
I love what I do, and I love the women I get the privilege of working with every day. Sounds like something you'd like? I'm setting up appointments for this week - let's chat!