I told you that Christmas is the only thing on my mind!🎄Boston really understands the idea of Santa this year and it is making the holiday season so much more exciting! This top from @charlieandgraceshop is the cutest! Use the code ‘Glitter10’ to get 10% off through December 10th. The top also comes in youth sizes!
Blessed. Grateful. Thankful. Absolutely in love with my new rollers from Silver Orange. The perfect reminder of all my favorite thanks about this season!! Gratitude 🙏🏻
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With each of our pregnancies we found out we were having girls.
With each of the pregnancies people would ask us “oh! Were you hoping for a boy?”
To be honest, when I realized I was going to be the mom of 3 girls, I panicked a little bit. You see, I was as tomboy as tomboy can get growing up! I had 3 brothers, grew up on the farm and lived for time with my dad and my uncle.
I panicked thinking about dance class, gymnastics, French braids and makeup. I panicked thinking about first dates, mean girls, periods and boys!
But, with each daughter, I realized more and more that all I can do is live by example and have faith in what I’m teaching them each day.
There’s no child rearing book that will tell you how to heal her first broken heart. There’s no expert who knows her better than you to help you overcome her disappointment after her first lost game. There’s no rule book on helping her choose friends who are valuable!
There’s only example, faith, hope and love!
There is no way you can tell her how to be loved....you must show her how you deserve to be loved....so she knows the same for herself!
There’s no rule book on telling her how to treat others.....you must show her a kind heart by the way you serve others and show God’s love!
There is no way of simply telling her to stand up for herself and what she believes in...you must show her the fight you have inside of you to instill and empower that within her!
Being a mom of girls and a role model for 3 beautiful daughters has been the most Influential, life-changing, nerve wracking, and amazing mission God gave me!
I can’t settle for just anything.....because no matter what I do...my daughters are watching me.
My sweet girls, I did not give you the gift of life....life gave me the gift of you! May you always know that you are the most beautiful thing I keep inside my heart!
Michigan winter is upon us and it is already doing damage to my hands. That is why I am loving this gift set from @crabtreeandevelyn that contains three different hand creams to deeply moisturize dry, winter hands. It would be a perfect gift for someone for Christmas! Use promo code MASHUP20 for 20% off + free shipping on your entire Crabtree & Evelyn purchase! Shop via the link in my bio! #hbtsp#hbtcrabtreedelight#holidaymashup#CrabtreeChristmas#CrabtreeHoliday
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One more photo of these awesome sculptures.
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I came across this new way of... okay maybe it’s not quite a NEW way to test for breast cancer, but it IS a SAFER way 🤭 .
👉🏽 But first... Did you know that mammograms: 🚫require repeated exposure to radiation, which may cause a very small risk of cancer if used over a lifetime.
🚫can lead to non-invasive cancers being diagnosed and treated when treatment is not necessarily required.
🚫are not as effective for women with dense breast tissue or breast implants.
🚫can lead to women choosing double mastectomies as a preventive measure.
🚫have a high rate of false positives that lead to further screening and unnecessary biopsies.
“Thermography has been around and used for years and has been growing in recent years because of the accuracy and early detection that has been discovered. Thermography is a test that detects and records temperature changes on the surface of the skin. The presence of a cancerous growth is associated with the excessive formation of blood vessels and inflammation in the breast tissue. These show up on the infrared image as areas with a higher skin temperature.”
Some of the benefits are: ✅ no exposure to radiation
✅ non contact of breast so no compression ✅ it can detect vascular changes in breast tissue associated with cancer years earlier than other screening
✅ it can be used for all breast tissue types and implants
✅ hormonal changes do not effect results
If this is new info to you, give me a 🤯 in the comments.
If you already knew this, give me a 🙌🏽 instead.
Before I was a parent I had it all figured out. Meals, bedtime, errands were going to be a breeze because “I would not let my kid act that way”. #yeahokay 🙄 Flash forward to our meltdown at dinner tonight with noodles on the wall, screaming until she’s almost throwing up, getting applesauce all in her hair, and then refusing to take a bath. Right, best behaved child for sure.
When you're obviously not getting your to-do list done because of someone being extra needy, you take said person to the park. But I won't name names 😉😜😂
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Ready for the week...
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Momma needed all the help she could get tonight getting our tiny army settled and ready for bed! Enter Dream Catcher. It supports when we have big emotions and it calms. It smells amazing! It’s the perfect addition to your bedside diffuser or rubbed on the bottoms of your feet with coconut oil. Happy sweet sleeping babes= happy momma ❤️
Even #fitmomsofig have mummy tummies. 🙋♀️ There’s no end game. No goal weight. 🏆 No photo that matters more than how good or happy 😁 or healthy you feel. There’s only consistent daily habits which support YOU being your best 🙌, no matter your size or shape ⬛️ or #currentsituation. Accountability partners to remind you to ✨Take Care of Yourself ✨ because you and they know #selfcare is key. 🔑 Self care is not selfish. 🚫 It is required if we want to take better care of others, especially those we love. ❤️ #momoftwins
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🧩Hey! Did you know that they’ve added new emojis to the update? We finally have the 🧿! 😉🥰
In case you haven't noticed, November has arrived. It's the month of giving thanks and expressing gratitude out loud for all to hear. Every year at this time, my social media feed explodes with friends and family members counting their blessings, one day at a time, and honestly, I enjoy those posts a lot more than the political ones that generally clog things up. If there's nothing else we can learn from social media, let's remember this: Gratitude is better than grumbling...⠀
Continue reading on the blog (link in profile). ⠀
Anyone else seem to never find time to themselves? 🙃.. even during nap/quiet time these days, I swear sooomebody always needs something - but I did manage to work a bit on the @beachbodylive workout routine that I’ll be introducing in the next couple weeks! 🤘🏼✨ also had nooo idea how off my balance was until this pregnancy so I “tried” to work on my zen this evening.. “hey mom, I need..” #beachbodylive#ad
It’s amazing to see how deeply and sincerely Harper loves Red already. But also to watch how she often has absolutely no idea HOW to love him. She’ll kiss him and then elbow him in the stomach as she tries to get up. She’ll cuddle him to the point of smothering him. She’ll try to feed him food that is definitely not safe... now that I think about it, I think we as adults probably do the same thing. Loving people, but not considering if it’s really for their benefit, or ours.
motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice ♡ -wangechi mutu
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Literally cannot wait until we have a 3rd little one to add to this yearly shot of our family! 😍💙💜💙😍
Swipe through to see years past 😍😭 Babies grow up too quick but I’m so thankful to have these pictures to look back on! Shoutout to the best photographer for taking all of these for us too @ashleywilkesphoto@ashleywilkes 💛💛 You’re the real MVP! #OurFiveMathii#WeTheVillage#adoptionjourney
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My transformation hasn't been 100% about weight loss. Although I'm very thankful it has helped me lose the last few pounds after my second pregnancy I am more thankful for the mindset shift I've had along the way.
I used to be very shy. I'm still admittedly an introvert at heart, but I used to not speak unless spoken to. I avoided eye contact with people, even people I knew because I was always worried people didn't like me. I rarely spoke my mind or stood up for myself. There was a point in my life where I wouldn't even call and order a pizza for fear of having to actually speak to another human I didn't know. 🤦♀️ I don't have an amazing transformation photo and sometimes I feel like my story doesn't matter because of that.
I feel like people think this is easy for me or that because I've always been "thin" this is all just a walk in the park.
What people don't know is my transformation happened on the INSIDE.
I have developed a voice to not only speak to strangers 🤣 but to share my story through this journey.
I never knew what self confidence felt like before this.
I smile back at myself in the mirror now instead of avoiding eye contact.
I threw away my excuses.
I started to believe I was worth fighting for.
I am thankful everyday for this opportunity that literally landed in my lap. It was a blessing in disguise. So if I message you with excitement about these AMAZING fitness and nutrition programs, the super yummy shake I drink, and my awesome community of fit friends... it is because I LOVE them and I just want to pay forward all this opportunity has given to my life.💕
Change doesn't happen overnight. But I'm willing to bet if you gave yourself a chance, you'd be pleasantly surprised looking back on the person you were a year ago like I do now. ❤
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Oh, how I love that sweet little grin. But these molars are kiiiiiillin’ me. Today I am thankful for wine and so is my sanity 🤪
With @dontanelson gone for 8 days, I found myself subconsciously going into survival mode. Thinking things like, “I hope I make it through the week,” and finding myself wanting to isolate rather than accept the help I’ve been offered by people who love me.
This morning, I made some declarations in the mirror about how incredible this week is going to be and today I found myself more present and alive than I’ve been in awhile (helps that I went to bed at 9:30 without my night owl husband to keep me up late😉). The truth is, I have everything I need to be fully alive this week, even on my own and today was proof of that!
Facing some hard things this week? Try giving yourself some more credit and believe that you have what is takes, even when it’s tough!💪🏼 Anyone with me?
You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quieter on IG then usual... well there is a fantastic reason for that! We’re expecting baby #3 and this pregnancy has been tough already! Nausea, vomiting and a sinus infection to top it all off! We are very open on social media about our life and it’s why we wanted to share with you all while it’s still early! And now that you all know what’s been going on, I can start to fill you in on the behind the scenes joys of the first trimester 😉
31 2015 hours ago
Tea ☕️ lovers... where you at? I need your fave brand and flavors!! It’s the season and Mama loves her tea!!!