Sometimes I really have no idea what I’m doing as a mom🤷🏻♀️ sometimes I just sit in the bathroom and cry because I don’t think I’m doing enough. Sometimes I fear for the day she tells me she hates me because she’s upset with me. And sometimes I feel really selfish when I take time for me. . But honestly, becoming a mother is the best thing that could have ever happen to me! She is the reason why on my hardest days I can keep going. She has taught me how strong I can be when I feel as though my world is in crumbles. And she has taught me how to unconditionally love someone. Yeah of course I love my family and husband but I don’t think I truly understood how much you can love someone. . I know I will screw up from time to time. I know I will become so frustrated that I will snap at my loved ones and I know she is going to eventually not need me anymore. But I also know that she was given to me for a reason! . I was chosen to be her mom and I’m going to try my damn hardest to give her the best life possible. I may not have all my stuff together and others may think I’m doing it wrong but that’s okay cause I know I’m the luckiest because I am her mama💕 . . . #momlife #firsttimemom #girlmom #postpartumdepression #postpartumjourney #inmydaughterseyes
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Have you ever seen a cuter baby? (well it's a tie between her and her sister) Rhetorical question ofc 😋 Looking at you fills my heart with so much happiness and pride because I get to be your momma! So blessed to be the mother of twins, it makes me feel so incredibly special every time I look at their little angel faces 😍😍 My life was nothing before you girls came into my life, you are my reason for living 🤗🤗
I think I’ll be posting these maternity photos for the rest of...FOREVER. Can’t get enough of this loving man, our sweet baby, and the happy memories these photos give me
✖️Workout has been crushed. ✖️That bowl of deliciousness has also been crushed 👊🏼. . . In case you wondering... yes, I’m still craving the guacamole and yes I am driving my pregnant ass 🤰🏼🍑to the store and getting some avocados 🥑. Besides, research says that avocados are good for the baby’s brain development so more the merrier 😃
Tre loves that Evva attempts to eat snacks now!!
Being a dad looks good on you babe
Today has been one of those days... One of those days that nothing seems to go right. One of those days that the dishes pile up. One of those days that the baby needs more attention. One of those days that breastfeeding on demand is exhausting and somewhat annoying. One of those days that you can’t seem to find a moment. One of those days where there aren’t enough hours. One of those days the room looks like a tornado went through it. One of those days that the laundry didn’t get put away (for the 5 day in a row). One of those days where you have to do everything one handed because the baby needs to be held. One of those days that nap time is a struggle, all day. One of those days you need to set alarms to remember to drink water. One of those days that is filled with chaos and stress. One of those days you realize you’ll never experience again. One of those days you’re thankful to be staying home with your baby (even if you work 2 jobs). One of those days you take a deep breath, give extra kisses and cuddle a little longer. Because one day, you’ll miss one of those days. ♥️
Mom life is so hard!!! Don’t get me wrong even though it is, I love being a mother to this little guy. But I have no time to myself, wherever I go he goes. I put him down he cries. It’s so hard to get things done around the house. I feel like crying most of the time. Is it bad that I actually can’t wait for my husband to get home so he can take this baby off my hands for a while?? I feel like such a bad parent, like I should be happy all the time. It’s just hard. But every day DOES get a little better. I guess I should have more patience and actually take it one day at a time. Anyway, thanks for reading this. I needed to vent❤️ #motherhoodishard #butsoworthit #takingitonedayatatime #fulltimejob #firsttimemom
Perfect rainy day spent cuddling.
Whether you're headed back to work, or it's just not your personal goal to #breastfeed
, establishing an exclusively pumping relationship is perfectly OK! Before you start, check out this blog from our IBCLC, Katie McGee. It's full of advice on how you can prepare to be an exclusively pumping mom. Link in bio!⠀
We've been a little MIA on insta and the stories lately. Mr. Koa hasn't been feeling well and can't keep any foods or liquids down in 5 days. Fingers crossed this stomach bug passes soon so my little man can eat his favorite foods again! ♥️♥️ Also, PSA: if you don't feel good or you know you're sick, stay away from little ones please. It hits them harder than us grown ups! And I shouldn't have to say it but...wash your hands too please 😷
— Not Today! . As moms we are expected to have our shit together 24/7. But, as moms, we need to LEARN that it is completely ok and human to have bad days. We are ALLOWED to be a shit-show. To throw a fit or two. To get take-out the whole week for dinners when we feel overwhelmed. To oversleep. To eat an extra cupcake. To close the door on the laundry room and pretend it doesn’t exist. We are allowed to explode. To go hide in the bathroom so we could have even a few minutes of our sanity back. The beautiful thing about this community is that we can do this, we can be comfortable to vent to other moms, share our moments of craziness and not be judged for it! Sharing helps us see that we are not alone. Our stories matter! YOUR story matters! . . Have you had a mama meltdown lately? What things are you saying “Not today” to?
〰️FAMILY RITUALS〰️ . . I’ve been going to pregnancy yoga to try and find more balance in my life. At the begging of each class, the teacher asks us a question each week. We then go around and give our answers. Things like what are you most looking forward to about motherhood, how are you feeling about birth etc . . This weeks question was a bit different and though provoking. She asked us if there were any rituals or daily habits that we wanted to establish with our babies. This got me thinking . . I grew up speaking Maori, I went to a Maori crèche and school so it’s something that was very normal to me. I didn’t always appreciate it back then but looking back it is something that is so unique and special to New Zealand. It is also something that I would like to pass on to my daughter . . I posed the question to josh when I got home. He grew up in a family with strong religious beliefs. And he decided would like to do a karakia (prayer) with our baby each night. I think this would be such a lovely, special daily habit for him to do with her. What are some rituals that you do with your family? Or would like to instill in your children? . . . . . #familyrituals #happyfamilymoments #itsthesmallthingsinlife #daddydaughtertime
Sure, you might roll your eyes when you see posts like this, but if I can inspire 1 person to change their circumstances - it’s worth the few 👀 rolls . . If you are new here, I mentor women to make lifestyle changes. The cool part is that they too, get to create their own business on Social Media! . . I’m sure plenty of you girls have seen various “influencers” on social media making a living — so why not you? . . What if your space here online helped you be accountable in your own health & fitness journey? . . What if your space allowed you to make an impactful difference in the lives of others? . . What if your space and voice looked however you wanted to be, on whatever terms were important to you? . . I’m hosting a 3 Day Info Session over on FB to explain the nitty gritty so you can see what this opportunity truly is so you can decide if it’s right for you! . . Your circumstances won’t change watching everyone else... it’s time to finally reach out and say “hey ✋🏻”
This kid has THREE TIMES TODAY been set down on his feet, & stood there. Just stood there & looked up at me. For 3-10seconds. And one of those times he grabbed my hand & took a step forward. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to feel. I’m excited. I’m sad. I’m excited. I’m sad. At 9.5months, the days of my puppy-baby are waning & FAST. 😫😣 Mamas: Any encouragement for the positive aspects of your baby starting to walk?? I know they’re there. I’m just mostly in mourning right now. #zadokeleazar
19 weeks pregnant ➡️ 28 weeks pregnant 😍 I can’t believe we are already here in the third trimester! Baby boy is doing so well and I love feeling all his kicks and hiccups ❤️ Being pregnant has made me so grateful to have a healthy and strong body that is keeping this little guy alive and growing healthy and strong 💪🏻 Though I’m not going to lie, I can not wait to get back to moving like a normal human again- baby boy is getting quite large and I can feel it! 🤰🏻 We are staring to gear up for labor and delivery- I really hope to deliver naturally- without any pain meds or intervention ( unless needed of course!). But I know that you need to prepare for these types of things 😬 So Let me know in the comments what worked for you or didn’t work for my mamas that delivered without an epidural 🤗 orrr why you think an epidural is a good idea!
This handy man is 10 months (& 3 days) old!
Express gratitude with every breath you take. Showing up when you don’t feel like it is hard. But when you make s commitment to yourself showing up and following through feeling freaking awesome.
Spent most of the day baking (now to clean up😭) but I made sure to fit in a 45 minute workout early this morning, and also took a lunch break and made sure to get my shake in! Last year at this time you still would have found me baking, but there would be no workout, no shake, and I would have eaten half a dozen cookies by now! So what changed? Well, for one I have a precious little life inside of me that I want to keep healthy and strong, so I have a lot of motivation to stick to a healthy diet and make sure to workout daily! Also, this shake in my hands has helped me SO MUCH, with self control and energy! I did eat one cookie (I mean, come on, it's the holidays!) but that was it and I feel satisfied and content. 😊 . . . . . . . ...#firsttimemom #mommy #mommytobe #firsttimemummy #fitmom #fitness #fitmoms #firsttimefitmom #stayathomemom #cleaneating #sahm #food #momlife #momblogger #momproblems #fitnessmom #fitnessmommy #fitnessmomma #youngmom #teenagemom #teenmom #pregnancycravings #veggy #healthyrecipes #healthypregnancy #mealplanning #weightloss #diet #healthy #healthyfood
See you in a couple months, toesies 👋🏼 I can’t believe how fast these last few months have gone by! I feel completely unprepared, but also SO ready to meet my little princess. 🥰💖
Today marks three incredible weeks since Nora’s birth. It’s been amazing to watch her change daily and become more aware of her surroundings #norabeargrows
We’ve got ourselves a food eater, ladies and gentlemen. 😍 At his 4 month appointment, our naturopath said to wait til he was 6 months before introducing solids, but he’s been showing ALL the signs of readiness so we have been dabbling with REAL food since Thanksgiving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those wondering, the signs that baby is ready for food include: 🍌 sitting up unassisted 🥑 showing interest in food when others eat 🍠 losing the tongue-thrust reflex ⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are planning to do a little bit of homemade baby food and also a little bit of baby led weaning - aka starting baby on whole, non-pureed foods from the jump. I’ve learned quickly in these last 5 1/2 months that I am a HODGE-PODGE mom. 🤷🏽♀️ I take some things from this, some things from that and find what works for us! I don’t think parenting has to be all or nothing when it comes to stuff like this. One way isn’t the right way! YOUR way is the right way in my opinion! We plan to keep trying things here and there but still plan to wait til he’s 6 months before REALLY diving into this new world of solids! 🌏 His mesh feeder from @booninc
is filled with a couple sliced ‘naners 🍌 he’s still trying to figure it all out 🤨😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀ MAMAS - when did your little start eating food? Did you do baby food, baby led weaning, BOTH?! 👇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #firsttimemom #babyledweaning #babyfood #homemadebabyfood #yesboon #babysfirstfoods #babysfirstfood #blwideas #blwbreakfast #5monthsold #boymomlife #newmomlife #babyboy
👶 #callenjameslucky #babybanana #babypuree #firstfoods #crunchymom #crunchymama #vaccinefree #healthymama #healthybaby
Among the many MANY ridiculous questions we get asked about our twins, a popular one is—>> “which one is your favorite?”🤨🤨 that’s like asking which eye 👁 do you prefer, your right or your left? Truthfully I never thought I could love 2 human beings so much and so equally. I need them both like I need my right AND my left eye! 👀 👀 • • #twinmom #lovemyboys #nutritionformoms #postnatal #firsttimemom
To be honest I'm tired almost every single day. Cavan has only slept through the night around 20 times since he has been born😫 🤦🏼♀️((shoutout to all the other Moms who could use a coffee IV drip on the daily if it was possible☕️)) When I started getting back in shape I just decided I wouldn't use being tired as an excuse , because I had no idea when Cavan would start sleeping better. And I'm sure glad I didn't wait until that happened, or else I would still be at square one right now. Don't wait for motivation, or Monday, or next year, or next week because there will always be an excuse. DECIDE that you are worth more than all of your excuses, because you are♥️ •• There are only a few days left to get the discount on the fitness/nutrition programs I follow! I would love to chat with you about getting started!💜
- -two tiny hands, a pair of eyes, an unsung melody is mine for safe keeping 🎶- - @waitressmusical
Week Six can be summed up with Billy Joel’s River of Dreams and endless cuddles. Love this weirdo. 🦊🌸🐙