I had SO much fun today working the Prize Patrol at Mason’s school for their Boosterthon Fun Run! 😍
What’s Prize Patrol? It’s the elementary school version of Publisher’s Clearing House 🤣
For every pledge the kiddos get for their Fun Run, they earn prizes! And trust me, they are some sweet prizes & the kids are SO excited when their names are called to come visit the Prize Patrol! 🌟
We’re only 24 hours into our Boosterthon and so far our school has raised over $10,000 with pledges coming in from 24 states, two countries, and over 70% of the students signed up to participate! 😱
Mason is super pumped because he is already over a quarter of the way to his goal of $10 per lap! 🤗
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! It’s not too late if you would still like to! Here’s the link to his page: https://funrun.boosterthon.com/v3/dash/kdPmOBsS
It’s no secret that we've been on quite the skin journey with my little dude! Not only does he have very sensitive skin, but he also has eczema. I’m pretty sure I’ve spent a small fortune on skincare products, hoping to find THE one! 😅 There have been way more misses than hits, but I finally feel confident saying we have found a major winner!
@dermakalm_ca Eczema cream for infants and kids has legit been a game changer for us. It helps temporarily relieve itching, red spots and dryness. The formula is non-greasy, fragrance-free and corticosteroid-free. 👏 My only complaint is that I wish I discovered it sooner! Do you or your little have eczema? #ad
The love between a Mother & Daughter knows no distance , you will always remain in my heart 💕 My little girl you will always be and I am blessed to be your mother I love you forever and more babygirl💕 I will always make sure you are protected and safe and that you will have me to count on for EVERYTHING😘 All the sacrifices I make is so you have a better life and continue onto your dreams and be a successful young lady you will become ❤ I cannot believe you are gonna be 4 soon and I'm sorry I won't be here to celebrate it with you but just know I will be singing happy birthday to you from where I am ❤😘 #myonlydaughter❤️ #myeverything❤️ #myprincess👑 #you#grew#so#fast#iloveyou#momlife#motheranddaughter👯
We've all been there... The moment when your child asks for their favorite thing - the lovey that keeps them safe and warm at night - the thing that keeps the whole household functioning - and it's missing! Click the link in my bio and Read My Latest Blog to see how it goes down at our house.
Would you say you have the same 5 stages?
What happens when we up level?
Awakening, up-leveling, shifting, growth…whatever you want to call it…
It’s a lot like giving birth.
Seriously… you coast a long for a while, and then shit starts to get a little messy and painful. You go through a moment where you think you can’t do it. You changed your mind, you want to go back. (Every woman goes through the “I can’t do it” transition). And then, all of a sudden, you have this beautiful human being in your arms and a surge of oxytocin literally making you high on love.
Same thing with up-leveling.
Growth is not comfortable, and if you think it is, you are doing it wrong. And you aren’t growing at all.
When we reach the time to up-level our lives, a whole lot of shit comes up. “I’m not worthy.”
“Who am I to do this anyway.”
“Nobody cares. Nobody understands.”
“I’ll never be good enough.” All of the core beliefs… the ones that are DEEP down inside of you, make themselves known and before you know it you have been caught up by the current and your head is under water.
It’s painful. Emotionally and physically.
Just like in labor, you eventually surrender to the pain and then the beautiful shift happens. (Enter angels and trumpets). The key here is to be aware of the ick and choose what do to with it. You can choose to handle it the way you always do… sweep it under the rug and numb out…
Or, you can choose to witness and honor it. Pick the shit apart and get to the root cause of it. And then let that mother fucker go.
It’s the cycle of life. Up-levels happen more than once. This is something that will always happen until all of the ick is up and out and we create all the space we need for enlightenment.
Let the (re)birth process take its course and you will be supported. ✨
Goddess Embodiment Project is PRE-ENROLLING! Deets and link to apply in bio. .
Had the best mini day trip to Hamilton today to participate in @josiahandco AW photo shoot. Silas fell asleep immediately after we finished and we took that as an opportunity to explore James Street a little bit. Coffee from @stjameseatery and donuts from @donutmonsterhamilton all while baby boy slept.
PLAY-DOUGH HAS GLUTEN IN IT. CROSS CONTAMINATION IS REAL. PICKED THIS GUY UP AND HE LITERALLY HAD IT IN HIS HAIR! HIS LITTLE GLUTEN HANDS TOUCH EVERYTHING IN MY HOUSE FROM ALL THE GF FOODS, TO THE TV REMOTE, LIGHT SWITCHES, REFRIGERATOR HANDLES AND THE FACT THAT I KISS 💋 HIM ALL OVER ... haha.. BUT MY KIDS JUST KNOW THAT THIS IS PART OF THE ROUTINE. COME HOME AND WASH UP 🧼 . ITS OUR NEW NORMAL 😀
Historia de mi Aventura dando Lactancia Materna mi campeón @babyisaias.anderson:(3/3) -
Pues cada día me sorprendo del poder que nuestra lechita tiene para nuestros bebés! Isaías se ha enfermado muy poco, pero cuando le ha dado algún resfrío, he notado cómo busca estar junto a mi comiendo, no solo se cura, si no que se siente protegido, seguro y amado. Dar lactancia es más que alimentarlos, es darle amor, seguridad! Estos son algunos beneficios:
1. Tiene un alto contenido en proteínas y es el alimento perfecto para satisfacer las necesidades del recién nacido.
2. Proporciona gran cantidad de defensas inmunológicas y estimula el desarrollo de su propio sistema inmunológico.
3. Tiene un efecto laxante, se digiere fácilmente.
4. Proporciona los nutrientes necesarios en la proporción y temperatura adecuados.
5. Se digiere y asimila con gran facilidad.
6. Proporciona anticuerpos de la madre y alarga el periodo de inmunidad natural..
7. Previene las alergias.
8. Reduce la predisposición a enfermedades respiratorias.
9. Disminuye el riesgo de desarrollar obesidad.
10. Los cambios de sabor, según la alimentación de la madre, preparan al niño para aceptar mayor variedad de alimentos.
11. Favorece el correcto desarrollo de la mandíbula, los dientes y el habla.
12. Crea un fuerte vínculo entre madre-hijo y muuuchos más!💪🏻😭❤️🙌🏻
¿Es difícil dar Lactancia Exclusiva? Si, y mucho! Pero al ver a nuestros pequeños y ver esos beneficios, se olvida totalmente! Animo mamás! Pronto les haré un video en CHIQUIMOM sobre este tema! 😊 - #momliferocks#fashionmom#entrepeneur#workingmom#soymamafeliz#modelo#entrepreneurlife#businesswoman#bussines#businessclass#breastfeeding - #photoshoot#momstruggles#mommy#momlife#mom#newborn#carmenacademy#modeling#model#carmenacademy#model#modeling#newborn#styleblogger -#babyboy#mompower#momlife#momlifebelike#boymama#letterboardmom#momlifeisthebestlife
I remember the feeling of “i cant be doing this 3 years from now” when i was working as a paralegal. It just wasnt for me. I was good at it. My boss loved me. Heck, i went to law school. I’m smart and i can work hard.. it’s not even about the 9 to 5 thing.. it was about me knowing that I didn’t want to have someone else dictate how i was going to be spending my time as a wife and as a mom. 💕✌🏽
I will never take for granted what this coaching business has done for our family. I wouldn’t be a stay at home mom if it wasnt because I said yes to it. I found my coach on instagram (yes, a complete stranger) and something in my gut told me to run with it. ✨
Yes I work hard. Since the twins joined our family it has been challenging to find my groove, but i do it and i find the time for it because i love it and i’m not gonna stop paying it forward to other women who feel the way I felt...
Who feel a desire within to do something different ✨ and know that there HAS to be something out there for them to make it happen. >> the coaching opportunity was exactly that for me. An opportunity to change my life.. and it was up to ME to take it. 💖🙌🏽
I invite you to take it.. to run with me! I’ll be your friend and coach and help you reach YOUR potential 💕 i’m here to chat whenever you want to know more :)
Side note: i think its very cute that in so many pics someone is kissing another person 😍💖💕🥰
I still have flaws. I'm not at my goal. I am impatient and seem to beat myself up over what I could have, would have, should have done.
Can I tell you, and would you believe me if I said I'm just like you? I ate a king size 3 musketeers bar and drank a Truly for dinner Monday night because it was one hell of a day! The only difference is that I learned, YES LEARNED, that it's ok to fall as long as you get back up. .
While I still fight my mean girl that likes to tell me lies about my worth, the 18 wriklerolls on my forehead 🤷, and my body type, I lean into trusting the process of a program and a community. .
Come on sister. You are worth giving this a shot. You have 20-30 mins a day and you know you would love to hang out with some girls (ehm, me 💁😉) that are just like you!
Community over competition- Always. Those who believe in the universe KNOW that there is no such thing as scarcity and there’s room for all of us to WIN!
I spent my whole young adult life sitting at tables with “friends” who made me feel like everything was a competition and weren’t genuinely happy for my success. So I asked the universe to only bring me positive, like-minded, loving women— and the UNIVERSE ALWAYS DELIVERS!!!! If you’re like me and you are looking for an amazing group support system of women who are grateful for everything they have and still strive for more, join Project: In Charge!! I am one of your NINE coaches, and I will be helping you obtain your best life with the use of law of attraction and manifestation through visualization. Remember, there is nothing you cannot be, do or have!!!!
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Were we @ldccolumbus 2 out of the last 3 days? Yes.
But when it’s the last day of summer break, you do what they want.
I’m not quite ready for it to be over. I don’t think any of us are. ☀️ Summer goes by too fast!
Good luck to all those starting back @colscityschools tomorrow! ❤️
How do you recharge?
Forest connection is great, there is so much research supporting why getting out in nature feels so good, but I would say you have to do more than just be out there. Climb, be silly, eat some wild foods, roar like a bear, do something that is out of the normal routine.
That’s at least when I feel the most grounded benefit from a jaunt in the woods. 🌿 #naturecure
For years, scientists have been raising the alarm about these bug killers, but a new study reveals a more complete picture of the threat they pose to insect life which eventually effects us 🐝🐞🐝 Neonicotinoids, or neonics for short, are now the most widely used insecticides in the world. They’re used on over 140 crops, from apples and almonds to spinach and rice. Chemically similar to nicotine, they kill insects by attacking their nerve cells. ☠️☠️☠️ Neonics were pitched as an answer to pests’ increasing resistance to the reigning insecticides. But in an effort to more effectively kill pests, we created an explosion in the toxicity of agriculture not just for unwanted bugs but for the honeybees, ladybugs, beetles and the vast abundance of other insects that sustain life on Earth. 🌿🌿🌿. What we now know is that neonics are not only much more toxic to insects than other insecticides. While others break down within hours or days, neonics can remain in soils, plants and waterways for years, killing insects long after they’re applied and creating a compounding toxic burden. ☠️☠️☠️. Neonics are “systemic”, meaning they are water soluble and taken up by the plant itself, making its nectar, pollen, and fruit – all of it – toxic. Only about 5% of a seed coating is absorbed by the plant, the rest stays in the soil and can end up in rivers, lakes and drinking water with its runoff causing harm to wildlife and, as emerging evidence shows, to people. 😡😡😡 Studies found 40% of species face extinction, with near total insect loss possible by century’s end, driven in part by pesticides, with neonics a particular concern THANKS TO COMPANIES LIKE BAYER/MONSANTO and SYNGENTA 🤬🤬🤬. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 🍃Follow @organicmamas 🍃Follow @organicmamasboutique#organicmamas#gmo#monsanto#fakefood#toronto#canada#organic#naturalremedy#health#wholefoods#momlife#ldnont#foodismedicine#mama#baby#vegan#vegetarian#hippie#gaia#boho#food#foodie#pesticides#toxic#bayer#gmo
⭐️Mordedor de guitarra a precio de introducción!! ⭐️
En colores 💜💚💙
Viene con cuerda de nylon para que papi o mami la lleven puesta. También sirve para colgar en el cochecito! Con broche a prueba de jalones✅.
Suave y fácil de limpiar y llevar a todas partes👍🏼 hecho con pura silicona alimentaria libre de BPA✅
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One of my fave long sleeve tees finally released in a new color. These are so cute and versatile. Love to wear mine outside in the mornings or evenings and also is super cute under a puffer vest. • Red Chill Tee • XXS-XXL • $52
When I first got these MIGHTYPRO probiotics in my monthly wellness shipment last month NEITHER of my kids liked them 😱 I was so surprised (and even more surprised once I tried it and found out that they taste like a pixistick!)⠀
I kept having them try it and now they’re BEGGING for them every day 🙌🏼 Gut health is so important for everyone, even our little ones! I take a probiotic every day as well so I’m so glad that they make a special probiotic for little bodies! ⠀
They feel like they’re getting a treat and I love that it’s so helpful for their little bodies! Win win! 😏 ⠀
#youngliving actually has several supplements specifically for kids that are full of G O O D stuff tailored for their growing bodies! I love that they are made just for kids and taste soooo good (the probiotics and their daily vitamins literally are so good that I take the too haha!) #myeastonwilliam
Finding the magical moments between all the chaos & holding on to them forever.✨ Photo by one of my BEST mama friends @kbrooketucker, she is as good as gold, a true talent, and has captured some of my very favorite family photos over the years. Local friends, she just moved back to the VB area, you will looooove her.🙌🏻
My four-year-old is super into dinosaurs right now, so this has basically been the summer of dinosaurs. Of all the phases he’s had, this one has been the most fun and relatable for me.
The Elmo obsession was adorable; the Thomas phase was expensive; the superhero phase was loud (and, to be clear, still in full effect though secondary to dinosaurs at the moment 😂). But, like, I remember having a dinosaur phase as a kid. I remember my half-sister spending the night, telling me she was dreaming about getting married on a boat, and then asking me what I was dreaming about. “Dinosaurs,” I said.
It’s fun to see your kids’ worlds expand as they get older. It’s magical to see pieces of your childhood reappear in them.
On a somewhat related note, my twins have recently become acquainted with Elmo, and it looks as though we’re entering Elmo Obsession Phase II—and I ain’t mad about it. @themomatlaw#themomatlaw
Second day of school was a success and the kids requested their favorite meal to celebrate.
Chicken Cobb Salad minus the egg. This easy meal is a weeknight favorite for its ease and its flavor. I season the chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and cook it in the IP. Done in less than 20!
We serve ours with my favorite Paleo Homemade Ranch Dressing.
Mom for the win tonight! 😉
We went in to foster care with a lot of our own ideas and “rules”. But it has been amazing to see the huge plans God had for us.
We only were going to take 1 kid - we took 2 our very first placement 😂
We weren’t ever going to adopt - then we saw a face we knew was our child, an undeniable missing part of our hearts ♥️ We were never going to take a child over 5 and never older than our girls - but then we met Kobe (Donnie), an 11 year old who stole my heart.
Each of those things were our plans and our fears and mostly the ideas we thought would “protect” our biological children. But with each of those things we have watched our children grow and love and stretch in ways only God knew they could.
I could come up with so many examples of this but as I came across this sweet book our oldest daughter made for her soon to be forever big brother I felt ashamed that I ever thought this was what I needed to protect her from. #10brinktribe#fostercare#fosterparents#fostermom#fostertoadopt#adoptionstory#adoptionrocks#momof10#momlife#momofmany#mom#mama#fosterlife#fostermomlife
Well... she’s off to preschool and I didn’t totally lose it.
Already missing my mini... 😭💕
**Kudos to those parents who can get their toddler to sit nicely on porch steps with their book bags for a first day of school picture... sadly, Marley is not one of those kids. 😆🙈🤦🏻♀️