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We’re so so close to being done with the move.... trying to get Christmas up in between trips back and forth!! I absolute think love Christmas. And it has been hard to now have two years of moving during the festivities!! But you know what?! I’m reminded of how truly blessed we are. Ryan has an amazing job. A job he’s so gifted for. And bosses that see him, his gifts and support him. We are in the most wonderful house. With a beautiful backyard for the kids! We will have ALL the grandparents here to celebrate with us. Which will be so impactful for them and us!! My mom is healing well! So thru this hustle and chaos of moving and the holidays I’m resting in the fact that we are so blessed. God is so good. We’ve worked so so hard to be where we are right now (I’m talking relationship here not just the physical place we’re in!). Our kids are absolutely amazing!! They go with the flow, they know they’re so loved and so are we!! So for today I’m nursing my cold, watching Christmas movies and unloading my car (once again!) when naps happen! #elf#mommylife#homeiswhereverimwithyou#hardenbrookfamilyadventures#santaaaaiknowhim#mynameismama#movingsucks
Noah has been more and more affectionate towards his baby sister. Today he goes to play with her and then tried to give her a kiss and then he said “Love you!!” He is growing so fast, can time just stop for a year or two 😜 #brotherandsister#siblinglove#family#love#mommylife
Ringo’s award - so glad I was able to go to his assembly. I am one proud mommy.
Anyone else have a little with sensitive skin? 🙋🏻♀️ Well my mom recently gifted me this @dove lotion and I love it! We have been using it after bath time and his skin has less red bumps, and is so much smoother. 🙌🏻
We're super excited for our @peopleblocks to be selected by @millennialmomtv for her holiday gift guides of must haves! Get the children in your life the magnetic, STEM based, building blocks that will provide of hours and hours of open ended play 🎁🎄🎁
I used to think that there was something seriously wrong with me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am an extremely sensitive soul. I am sensitive to people’s energies, to people’s emotions. I get disturbed easily. I don’t enjoy horror movies or a lot of loud noises and I struggle with having to interact with toxic and negative people. It doesn’t take much to bring the tears to the surface or give me bad dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve learned that my nervous system is a little hyper sensitive from some of the unfortunate life experiences along my way. Although that might not be entirely who I was “created” to be, there is a part of my sensitive soul that I believe is a gift. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My kids started asking me questions about my dad while I was driving home from Church with them on Sunday. I was totally fine until Jack said. “It’s sad that he didn’t get to have one last Christmas Mommy.” this ofcourse brought back all the memories of his last few days and there were tears as I attempted to tell them that My Dad gets to spend Christmas with Jesus now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was driving so I was furiously trying to get my shit together so I could be safe and my little Violet speaks up and says, “Mommy I think you should put your tears away while you are driving.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Immediately my mind flashed back to me hurriedly telling V to put her tears away in an effort to distract her from an epically long tantrum and come and help me make something in the kitchen....because I was “done with her emotions”. Violet only meant to tell me that my tears weren’t a good idea while I was driving but I suddenly worried that the message I had given her was that there was no room for her tears.
So I said to her, yes mommy needs to be safe while driving but tears are really important. They are healing for our heart and we need to remember that it’s ok to let them out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I then firmly resolved to never tell my daughter to put her tears away again. That’s totally my stuff....I used to have very little patience for my emotions or feelings and it didn’t serve me well (continued👇)
I do not have it together, guys. 🤦🏼♀️
I’m still late to appointments. I spend a lot of time wishing I could change things that don’t need to be fixed. My kids still eat fried foods. Don’t get me started with the budget.🤷🏼♀️
I post about my accomplishments because it’s the highlights of my life. When my children do something totally cool, it makes it here, if possible. When I reach my fitness goals, I try to share it. When I get amazing results from a product, I slap up a pic of it. I think it’s pretty human and the societal norm to broadcast the stuff that’s easy to boast about. But somehow I still feel that my content could be MORE powerful if I got into the dirty details. 😳
That’s my thought as I sit here in the car while my 3 year old eats the Chick-fil-A nuggets he has been screaming for the past hour. My one year old napping in his car seat. I used to think that I could finally let people in once I cleaned the messes up in my life. Everything had to be perfect first! That if I ever allowed anyone to see the disasters left behind after abuse, heartache, lies, manipulation, neglect, hunger, and pain I’ve been through, that they would turn the other way. I’ve spent my entire life this way. Struggling with OCD, anxiety, depression, body image issues, and unhealthy relationships with food and other substances.🙍🏼♀️
Fitness has recently taught me so much more about myself than what pant size I can be. Im healing from the scars of my past. I have found an outlet, strength to be more than I thought I could, and the clarity to understand my savior’s love. 🙏🏼
My job isn’t to make anyone feel inadequate. I am better than NO ONE! I promise. I am ONLY here to inspire and tell you the things I wish were spoken to me; you can do hard things, you can be happy and it’s okay to not be okay!!! ❤️
Going to see Santa is a tradition we started for Syvan's first Christmas and it is a tradition we intend to carry on.
Kiddos are always excited and I have made it a game to guess which one is going to start crying first. This year it was Azra! My guess was right.
Is it bad that it doesn't feel right without a quiver lip picture? I'm horrible I know, but it's all about tradition! Lol
📸 credit goes to @jeffkurrus who deserves a huge shout out for taking these pictures for free and for doing such an amazing job! THANK YOU!
When my mum comes to visit from Scotland, I never know what to expect. This time round she brought some ninjabread cutters. My son and I made these for his closing day party at school. Not sure what the teachers made of them 🤣
Trying something new can be scary! I took this picture because I want to look back after I complete this new program to show myself how much I can change (mentally & physically) in just a few weeks. This girl today was SCARED of this cardio program (I’m a weight lifting type of gal!) but I completed the free workout and when it officially starts in January I’ll know in my heart & mind that I CAN do this!
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Stuck inside today battling baby girl's first ear infection 😳
On top of that, Zach's been working basically a week straight & worked for 18 hours yesterday 😭
Talk about a rough week... but it's all okay because Zach has a long weekend coming up & we have no plans!!! Well, other than watching all the Christmas movies in our PJs & all the snuggles 🤗🤗🤗 #reallife#momlife