One year ago right now my mom and I were living our very best queer woman lives and got to shake hands with the gay goddess of all goddesses, @cher 🖤🖤🖤... I had NO idea that I’d be grieving over my mom’s life in a just under a year’s time from the moment these were taken, but in my heart I would not change a single thing. We share the strongest , most loving mother & daughter relationship I’ve ever heard of or seen... and while I know there’s always more I could have done or said or asked, I don’t have a single regret as far as always making sure she knew how much I fully loved and and appreciated her at all times. We experienced so many wonderful places and experiences together and the thing I’m most sad about is that we don’t get to continue our epic travel lives together, because damn... we had it all, mamma. I’m so lost without you but trying to make you as proud as I can is all I can do now. 🥀😢👯♀️.
Happy birthday to our beautiful mother! Every year around her birthday I reflect on how much of an impact she has had on my life. I often wonder, especially now as a a mom of a daughter, how she did "it". She wasn't perfect. She has had a lot of ups and downs in her life and she has her flaws like all of us. But somehow her struggles and flaws made her daughters stronger rather than weaker. How? She was honest and humble with us, she didn't try to hide her flaws from us. Instead she let us see the human in her. She didn't just tell us, she promised us we would have hard times, in life, in marriage, in health, in everything and that even though giving up may sound like the easier option, it seldom is. Then, she taught us how to find and use our own voices. She refused to order food for us at the restaurant because we were smart enough to do it on our own. She threatened to cancel lessons if we were too shy to ask our coaches questions. She taught us that we were the bosses of our bodies and as such it was our responsibility to respect them and keep them safe and healthy. She was realistic in the fact that even though she would love to, she cannot protect us from the evil in the world. Instead her job was to teach us how to protect and speak up for ourselves, survive the bad and always find hope in tomorrow. She taught us to be resilient through her words and her actions. She has taught us so much and I will always consider her my hero. Happy Birthday mom!
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It's #throwbackthursday and one of my favorite things to do is dig up pictures of me in the years after I was first married.
It was before the age of digital photos, selfies, and Instagram. #justdatedmyself
Add to that the fact that I was young, insecure, rapidly gaining my newly wedded weight, and pretty self-conscious overall.
I kinda went straight from cooler-than-anyone-senior to I'm-an-old-married-lady and skipped straight over peppy-trendy-college-girl. 💁🏼
Needless to say, photos of me are rare and priceless gems, so it's a little like going on a treasure hunt. 😂
When I think about the girl I was in those first five or ten years of our marriage, I feel so much love for that young girl and all she was learning.
It's given me a strong sense of empathy for other young newlyweds and mamas. To see them go through some of those same internal struggles makes me want to reach out and hug them.
I always wonder...what's the best thing I could say or do for her right now?
I always come back around to this:
You're doing amazing.
You are SO wonderful and you are exactly the wife and mom your family needs right now.
You are WORTH loving at any size, despite you unwashed hair, crazy eyes, and lost temper.
And it won't last forever. It gets easier and you'll soon see that it was all worth it. So hang in there, keep trying one day at a time, and know that you are enough. ❤️
Look who fell asleep on me while we watched a movie. 💗I live for these moments! Seriously she was such a cuddle bug!
I have been focused on living a life focused more on gratitude. Whenever I feel my self getting annoyed or frustrated with something my girls are doing or the messy house, I stop and just remember how lucky I am to have this messy house and sweet girls. Or if I'm frustrated that I haven't lost more weight, then I remember how far I have come and how strong I feel! Just two examples! .
Here is an excerpt from the book I just finished reading called "Mastering your Mean Girl" and it really spoke to me!
"Being grateful helps you see the good and get perspective on life. It allows you to see the light even when times can feel really dark. For example, it's tough to feel bad about your 'flabby' arms when you're grateful for your four working limbs. Or it's difficult to get angry about your children's mess when you are so grateful you have the little munchkins in the first place. Or it's hard to feel annoyed at your boss when you are grateful to have a job to go to."
What are you especially grateful for today???⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Graciasss a todos los que participaron, pendientes a nuestras redes ya que vienen más concursos 😊🎉
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[Você é o q seu filho precisa]
Você é exatamente a pessoa que seu filho precisa hoje.
Você não é mais, nem MENOS do que ele precisa.
Mas de vez em quando você vai dormir com a sensação de que não sabe o que está fazendo.
Toda mãe tem desses dias.
E a gente se sente lendo um manual em norueguês. Porque para as mães não existe tecla SAP, não. Reviramos o manual, mas e aí? O que eu faço agora? O que eu digo agora?
O fato é que não existe manual algum. Só na nossa cabeça. A saída? Escolher sempre a sinceridade. A sinceridade delicada. Crianças também a apreciam, é inerente ao ser humano gostar da transparência.
As conversas mais profundas e importantes que eu tive com meu filho aconteceram enquanto caminhávamos despretensiosamente pelo bairro.
Enquanto tomávamos picolé de uva ao creme sentados no meio fio em frente à nossa casa.
As perguntas mais cabeludas eu respondi enxugando suas orelhas depois do banho. Desligando o rádio entre um semáforo e outro e tentando não me perder no que eu queria responder.
E as atitudes mais proveitosas diante de uma birra ou mal humor dessa criança, eu tive respirando fundo. Pensando. Contando até dez.
A questão é que essa criatura que dorme agora agarrado no lençol de bichinhos, esse pequeno ser humano que arrasta agora a mochila da escola ou come bolachinhas no sofá, é o que foi CONFIADO À VOCÊ.
Você pode ter dado à luz, ou dado seu coração primeiro, não importa. Ele não é seu filho por acaso. Ele não foi sorteado numa rifa. Ele já veio equipado com essa lógica básica: PRECISAR de você por um bom e longo tempo,
AMAR você, ser CUIDADO por você, e ser muitas, muitas vezes PERDOADO por você.
E você foi equipada com a alma que foi destinada à AMAR essa pessoa até o seu último fôlego na Terra. E você vai CUIDAR dessa criança mesmo se deixando para depois por muitas vezes, e quando você questionar a vida, nos dias que ela bate forte, só de olhar para o teu filho, você vai querer mostrar que é mais forte ainda...
Porque ninguém vai pôr teus sapatos de mãe, ninguém vai ter o cheiro do teu pulso, a textura do teu cabelo, o tom da tua voz, ninguém vai ter o mesmo toque na testa dessa criança quando ela tem febre.
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Free Shakeology today for all my fellow MOPS mama’s! Let’s be real...I totally forgot about MOPS this week + that it was my tables turn to bring food...this morning I remembered with nothing to prepare. Then it hit me! 💡 All these mama’s could use some superfoods this morning! Shakeology to the rescue! We got to enjoy Tropical strawberry with mango & Chocolate peanut butter banana 😍🙌🏼. Both vegan for all our mama’s with dairy intolerance. .
Not only was my ❤️ so happy to nourish every tiny human owner there, but I was so thankful for a super clutch save in the midst of my mom brain madness. 🤷🏻♀️ #winning !!!
Don’t know where I’d be without this beautiful woman!! Thank you for being the greatest role model a young woman could have & supporting me in everything that gets thrown onto my plate. Xoxo ❤️ #AppreciationPost
Mal etwas buntes hier bei ma.malook denn die Realität ist gerade alles anders als bunt 😪😥
Meiner kleinen Maus geht es immer noch nicht besser, die Nacht war bescheiden. Sie hatte Fieber, hat viel geweint und konnte durch den schleimigen husten und die volle Nase nicht richtig schlafen.
Heute morgen waren wir sicherheitshalber beim Kinderarzt.
Ein Grippe Virus. Bronchien und Lunge sind frei, so wie Ohren und der Hals ist auch ok. Also Fiebersaft bei Fieber geben, Nasentropfen bei verstopfter Nase nachts. Ansonsten Räume etwas feucht halten und viel kuscheln mit Mama.
Mehr kann man leider nicht tun als abwarten 😪
Ich hoffe die Nacht wird besser. 😘 fühlt euch gedrückt und geküsst 😘
At this moment, they are not at my side, but I need to know they are safe and happy!
At this moment, I am counting all my blessings for being their mom no matter how old they are getting or how far they are away...
At this moment, I pray for every measure it can be taken to protect our children’s safety and give us peace!
At this moment, I thank you my friends for bring out the voices together to make a change and impact!
Share my post or post your children’s happy faces, and tag me on the comment line!
Big hugs my loves! ❤️❤️❤️
#geburtstag ▪️Ja, bis April ist nicht mehr lange. Die meiste Zeit vom Tag denke ich darüber nach, was wir ihr schenken können... Garnicht so einfach, wenn man eigentlich schon alles erbt vom großen Bruder 🤷♀️... Wir haben jetzt einen Korb / Kiste in rosa mit roten Punkten. Dort hinein kommen Dinge, die dann nur ihr alleine gehören. Und ich bin dabei die Spielküche auf zu pimpen. Der MiniMann spielt eh nicht so viel damit, denn gibbet ja auch in der Kita 😅... Somit wird es jetzt eine kleine Mädchen Küche. ▪️War das bei euch auch so kompliziert?! Beim ersten Kind kauft man sich dumm und dämlich... Ich habe irgendwie nicht das Bedürfnis ihr jeden Mist zu kaufen. Ich denke da mittlerweile echt anders. Erste paar Schuhe für den Frühling, Spangen, Rucksack für die Kita, Trinkflasche, Gummistiefel ect so etwas... Hm. 🤔 #lebenmitkindern#lifewithkids#happyfamily#momlove#momlife#instagrammom#instamomgang#mädchenmama#jungsmama#mamavon2#momof2
This month I started something I’ve been wanting to practice for the longest. YOGA 🧘🏽♀️I’m super excited to start this wonderful journey for myself. Though I must admit these poses are extremely challenging or I’m just really outta shape ha. Channeling my inner peace while relaxing my body & mind 💫
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