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No matter how life goes or how tough the trials may be, your situation can be turned around & used to bless and help others. Your mess can be turned into a message and your test into a testimony. Keep going and have faith; for your fight may light a way in someone else’s life and give them hope today.
Today is the last day of our homeschool co op and the end of our FIFTH year of homeschool. (That's crazy to think about!) Our co op of 44 families was amazing this year and the kids are really disappointed we won't be returning next year. In the fall they are headed to either public or charter school (still working that all out) and I'll tell you it has been a mentally exhausting decision process. One that often left me feeling heavy with grief and confusion, up until a final decision was made. It feels good (so good) to have clarity and a calm mind as we have begun to move forward with what feels right for our family at this specific time. Who knows what the future will bring, we may be back to this lifestyle in the future! (Swipe for the first day of school pic!) #homeschool #homeschooltopublicschool #lastdayofschool #learn #familylearning #momthoughts
#thankfulthursday #grateful #blessed #givethanks BEGIN each day ☀️with an Attitude of GRATITUDE! Give thanks for your blessings by accepting them fully and by SHARING them generously. Think of the blessings we so easily take for granted: LIFE itself; every bit of health we enjoy; freedom; the ability to see, to hear, to speak, to think, and to imagine. We ALL have been blessed beyond measure.💕🙏 So no matter what your situation is......take a look 👀 around, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. What are you thankful for today?!👇👇 #thankfulthursday #godisgood #momthoughts #beautyoflife #countyourblessings #donttakeforgranted #godisgood #freedom #morningbliss #momlife #painterslife #momof3 #doodlemom #registerednurse #ornurse #blueeyedgirl
A sneak peak into the exercise regimen of the special needs parent. We may not be in your Pure Barre class, but we're sweating it out with the best of them. Click the #linkinbio to read.
Goofy brought a little sass to our day today. We are loving #disneyland. Crazy how tired we all are and our feet are worn out. Good night😁.
Raising a strong willed child...it's not for the faint of heart. It will make you question yourself, it will make you question them, and it can make prayers sound desperate. Timeouts are often, Behavioral discussions are plenty, and fear that it's not sinking in is daily. It also makes you more compassionate to other mom's, far less judgmental, and more humble as a person. The funny thing is, that strong will can also willingly love you FIERCELY! So to the mamas that are in this with me, may the Lord give us the wisdom, patience, and energy to raise these unique personalities, because chances are they will rule the world someday! #KetchKennedy #momthoughts #hemayjustruletheworldoneday
Today, I took this photo of myself. I hate selfies, by the way. Do you know what I saw first as I took the picture? Gray hair. And not just a little of it, anymore. It got me thinking. I remember 10-12 years ago having a co-worker reach over and pull a gray hair from my head. In those years right after college, when I thought I was wise, but really, I had no clue about life, yet. The years have passed, through relationships. Through friendships. Through motherhood. Obviously, I'm still graying. I'm older, wiser even, you could say. These gray hairs don't define me. They are a part of me, that is true. But they shouldn't be the first thing I see in myself. #deepthoughts #honesttruth #somanywords
Got to spend some downtime with Jbot today. And as I soak up all the last little bits of time before he goes off to college, I'm pondering the qualities he has that make me proud. One is that even since he was little, he has shown a thoughtful wisdom beyond his years. I'm stoked for him to continue fostering that quality in the next exciting chapter of his life. :) Love you, Jonas! #jonassagebatt #biggestfan #momthoughts
Lately, I feel like I've had a short temper with you, and I'm sorry. I want to say it's not your fault. I just want to give you the best life possible. Some days I'm just trying my best to make it through the day-to-day monotony. One day I'm going to look back on these moments, and realize that the day to day moments are the most special of all. 💐🌸🌹🍂🍃🌺🌻🌼🌿🌿🌈 #toddlerlife #momlife #love #family #iloveyou #mommysboys #spring #happiness #joy #grateful #anodetomybabies #thankful #smallmomentsmatter #myeverything #momthoughts #bikes #playtime #playground #bonding #tothefuture #bigboys #letthembelittle #motivation #specialmoments #myreasonsforliving #workhard
"Du bist mein Ursprung,mein Vertrauen,meine Insel und mein Schatz,mein Mund, der formt dein Lachen,mein Herz schlägt deinen Takt." ❤ Zitat: @_juliaengelmann
It's been a while since I did a what's in your lunch Wednesday Post?! It's almost a weekly occasion that I hear about skinny my kids are, or how I shelter them by not feeding them McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell to name a few. I think with the food that surrounds us and the busy lives so many of us lead, we are forever looking for quick options. Ultimately, stuffing our children with fast convenience food. Lets talk about this for a second. Real Convenience food is an apple, celery, carrot, cucumber,kiwi. It comes in its own packaging it's all biodegradable, full of fiber, nutrients and the best fuel for those curious-growing minds and bodies. My kids take part in school food days (which generally aren't healthy) and balance it with nourishing snacks like this one pictured. They are skinny because they eat whole foods and participate in various activities. Perhaps they aren't skinny, what if I told you they're average. They aren't snacking on fillers or preservatives and their treat foods are most often those found in my store @snacknbasket My kids are not overweight or even the average size based on the doctor's average (keeping in mind the average size and weight of children is forever changing and based on a group of children supposedly monitored eating a "balanced diet"). The main thing is they're growing, flourishing and high on life (not sugar from terrible packaged snacks loaded with ingredients you can't pronounce). So thank you for your comment about my skinny, well nourished, back to basics eating child, I'm cool with how they're being raised. Are you okay with what your kids are eating?
Good morning! Rise with a smile! Today is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it!
I love a good library visit. Probably because I had a librarian for a mom. A cool one. Check the link in bio for my article @helloparentco for 10 books that'll make your kid want a library card 🤓☺️ #readingrainbow
My favorite part about the beach is the waves crashing against my feet. 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 what is your favorite part about the beach?
Dados, dodo, susu..all words and slang for bewbies in Tagalog. Tomato to-ma-to. #sususudio #tagaloglessonoftheday #themoreyouknow #momthoughts
Let me tell you this... falling off track! Having one too many snacks. Missing a workout. Having one too many cheat meals in a week. Just struggling to find yourself getting back on track... I have been there!🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ It sucks. It's a struggle. . BUT GUESS WHAT.... we are all freakin human! We're not meant to be perfect. In my opinion, yes being strict for a certain period of time is completely legitimate if you are working towards a specific goal BUT being 100% every single day of your life -- I just think it's impossible! Life is going to happen! Things are all going to get shaken up and down and all around. But getting back on track, that's the real strength!! . I'm inviting you to join me MAY 15TH to get back on track! Summer is right around the corner. Meal plans. Recipes. Effective workout programs. Proper Nutrition! Accountability. Support. Motivation! A mentor to help you along your journey -- yep! That's me 😉... you get the PACKAGE DEAL & I am accepting 5 women into this group to work closely with! We're all on this journey together in this group & it will be a very involved group! I'm looking for serious participants only! Please comment your email below or send me a private message for more information!!!📧📬
Double-tap if your evening ever looks like this 😂😂😂
One lesson I learned today: A sick child is the enemy of any to-do-list. Another lesson: Buns get burned in the oven if you don't watch them close enough while cleaning up vomit. 🙈 High fives on my cooking skills! 👌🏻 (This photo was taken during my much-deserved-vomit-free break while said sick child slept, one of the things I was able to tick off the to-do-list "take an surprising coffee-mug photo by having coffee in a glass" #ironieoff)
People say that we look so much alike. And I do see it, but for some reason this pictures made me pause and go WOW she is my child. Personality wise she leans towards my husband, but looks wise? ALL ME. 💓💓😍😍 #momlife #loveher #motherlikedaughter #momthoughts
Tortellini and Alfredo make the best couple❤️ especially my Alfredo sauce and Tortellini with asparagus, peas, and prosciutto! Link in bio for the recipe to this delicious dish! . . . #newontheblog #recipes #dinner #yum #delicious #alfredo #pasta #foodporn #foodie #food #foodgasm #foodstagram #foodlover #foodblogger #foodblog #foodiefamily #familydinner #familyblogger #blogger #momlife #momblog #momthoughts #momblogger #dinnertableforfive
So... that's what happens! 🤦‍♀️😂😂
For my HANNAH. Love you to the moon and back... . . . . #Whenyourbabyturns23 #momthoughts #foreverlove #momlove
I'm on @scarymommy today getting REAL honest about the baby stage. Click the link in bio to read!
I regret Nothing. I've not only been through the normal Mommy things but also had a very difficult pregnancy. 1 month absolute bed rest followed by a premature delivery. Would I do it again? ABSOLUTELY. I would do that and more just to have my Denisse with me. #love #mommydaughter #momthoughts #worthit #sacrifice #truelove #parent
I'm so blessed to be a mom! 💕 This little man's smile can change my mood in a instant. The light that he brings to my world is unforgettable! 👩‍👦 Our bond is Eternal 😇 #momthoughts #mondaysbelike #mommyandme #mamasboy #eternallove #bondtime
She was born with a full head of dark brown hair, lost a majority of it around five months and as it grew back it seemed to be a strawberry color. These days it's looking golden. I wish I could figure out what color her hair is going to be 🤔 #momthoughts
Amazing weekend with the husby in Vegas. Time to go home to my babies! ✈️
Slivers of grace sprinkled throughout the day. Do you recognize them? Thoughts like "what a coincidence" or "how weird is that?" or "how lucky that that just happened" cross our minds when the stars align and things fall in place or go just right. But I truly believe it is more than that. It is God smiling down on us and orchestrating things exactly according to His plan. It happens to me all the time. Running into Brooklyn's teacher at the grocery store yesterday where she kindly mentioned that today is picture day. I had no hope in remembering it otherwise. Even with multiple email reminders, between Friday and Monday that reminder was long gone. I have missed picture day on more than one occasion, and I always beat myself up about not keeping track well enough. But then God puts someone in front of me or changes my path and saves me from a good dose of mom guilt this morning. I know this example is very insignificant, but He also saves us daily in very significant ways. The question is do we recognize them and give Him the credit. Try to tune into them and be aware of the graceful measures extended to us. This concept of holy providence over coincidence is something I picked up in a Chase The Lion podcast, and it has really altered my mindset. Hopefully it will encourage you in the same way! #mondaymotivation #momlife #graceupongrace #ajandbk #sisters #pictureday #momthoughts #matildajane
Here's is my latest post on kindredmotherhood.com It's all about life with three boys, especially the interesting and funny situations they put me in😊 I also posted along with it my boy's favorite Mac and Cheese Recipe! @motherhoodbykindred . . #boymom #boys #boysrule #allaboutboys #kids #toddler #baby #family #mommy #momming #momlife #momblog #familyblogger #blogger #momblogger #mom #mama #momthoughts #instakids #foodblogger #foodiefamily #boymama
It's such a blessing to be able to nurture the God-given gifts and strengths we see within our children. Sometimes I need to look beyond the moment. Sure, they have made a huge mess of the living room by transforming it into a store, but they are so creative. Yes, they are digging in their heels because they don't want to eat that carrot I put on their plate, but their determination will serve them well. There is a lot to teach now, but it's exciting to see glimpses and encourage the people they can become.
Bird nest or pile of twigs? @b0ss_lyss can you get me an egg? #spring #momthoughts
This morning little man decided to join me for half of my workout. He was a little fussy this morning but we cuddled for a few minutes, got in a bottle... then I finished up my workout. Only did 2 miles this morning. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . This morning was a little bit of craziness! Baby wanted his mama and I had to get ready for work! Being honest today -- it freakin sucked! Every single day I have to get ready for work and take my babe to daycare a part of my heart is just ripped out! This little boy is most definitely a mama's boy & he's the greatest blessing ever! I will continue keep focusing on my overall goal to provide for him.. and do whatever I can to ensure he grows up to be a respectful, happy, intelligent young boy! . Btw - mamas how long do your babies typically sleep at night at 13 months old??
Last night before bed I was overcome with emotion. The tears came and I knew I had to get it out of me fast because I did not want my husband to see me crying. . . Why was I crying? When I have those weekends I truly spend time with my family I get like this on Sunday night. I love my family so much. They are what I crave most. So when I am going to be taken from them, this physical reaction occurs naturally. How do I cope with this? . . Midway through tears last night I told myself "I am crying because I am so grateful for my family. Thank You for my family." Gratitude always brings me back down to reality. I want to be with my family all the time but I know that is not where He wants me to be yet. This was His reminder to be grateful for the time I do have with my loved ones and that in His timing what He wants for me will come in full circle. . . Is there anything you want badly? Today I ask you to lay it down at His feet and I ask you to be grateful for what is in front of you. He is working for Your greater good, trust in that 🙏🏽.
Join me on Saturday to walk for infertility awareness! I may be a mom of three but I did not get here easily. For all the details and some of my story, click the link in bio.
And the negotiations start... "5 minutes", Tyler said. Twos are such a fun age. I genuinely love watching his personality come to life. #momthoughts
You are tough. You are resilient. You are mom strong
When you try to take the perfect pool photo for Insta but the wind has a different plan and gives you an even better one. There's a life lesson in there somewhere 🤔😊😋 . . . . . . . . #sunday #thoughts #mom #momlife #momthoughts #instagram #life #lessons #lifelessons #family #pool #photo
#napshappen and I don't stop them...yet. So what, it's almost 6 o'clock and bedtime is in two hours. She's be awake again in 20 min. #shrug #momthoughts #girlmom #8monthsyoung
I'll be the first to admit I'm the FARTHEST thing from "purrfect". I want to teach this little girl to feel good about who she is; to be confident but remain humble. Nobody is perfect, and that is okay. We must accept and love people despite their imperfections just like God loves us despite ours. The only thing we can do is be honest with ourselves and to strive to be better than the person we were yesterday. 💓🖤 #momthoughts #riley_capri
So when I'm dieting I try not to keep that much cheese in the house because it's my favorite food in the world and I have no willpower when it comes to ANY cheese. Diets are hardest on the weekends, especially Sunday's when we are hanging around by the pool all I want to do is #daydrinking and #eat I thought I was safe with just Chips and salsa but then I spotted it, in the back of the cheese drawer, a half block of cream cheese!!! Apparently if you melt cream cheese in a saucepan and add some salsa you have one delicious dip!! I had no idea! And #cheatday continues later on with Sunday Sauce. I'll just be super strict this week...maybe🧀🧀🧀🧀🧀🍝🍝🍝🍝🍝 #yum #getinmybelly #foodporn #foodblog #foodlover #foodie #foodies #foodblogger #food #foodstagram #foodbeast #foodgasm #foodiefamily #familyblogger #cheese #ilovecheese #momblog #momlife #momblogger #momthoughts #dinnertableforfive
I am enough. I was chosen for them and them I. #blessed #momthoughts #momlife #momofboys #parenting
Every day I love her more.. and more. #everydayilovehermore #love #daughter ♡ Ko gero tai vienintelė meilė, kurioje net nereikia taip smarkiai stengtis mylėti. Aš nesakau, kad čia nėra aukos bei skausmo. Ne. Auka apskritai įgavo naują formą bei atspalvį man tapus mama. O skausmo čia matyt kaip ir meilės su kiekviena diena vis daugiau. Taip, aš esu įsitikinusi, kad meilė be skausmo neįmanoma. Todėl tai ir yra drąsu. Nes mylėti, tai reiškia būti įskaudintam. Tai reiškia, kad 100% skaudės. Ar verta mylėti? Taip. Nes tie, kas jaučia skausmą, tie gyvena. O kas myli, tas bus mylimas. Tačiau vaikus kažkaip lengviau mylėti... :) #apiemeile #aboutlove #pain #kids #life #momthoughts #momlife #babygirl #emotions #littlegirl #beauty #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
Anybody else feeling the post-Easter let down? I know I am. Sharing some #Sundaythoughts today on the blog. How do you feel after the celebration ends? #linkinbio
In my early 20s I was still a northeast girl living the big city life of clubs, bars, museums, theater, and fine dining. In my later 30s I am now a Colorado suburban mom of 2 with a literal white picket fence, that is completely obsessed with chickens. Life is funny like that. Getting my chick fix on @yourbigrstores :)
My first Blizzard! Dairy Queen just opened right up the road from us and I'm still not sure if this is a good or bad thing🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦 #dairyqueen #blizzard #dq #icecream #reeses #brownies #dessert #saturdaynight #familynight #familyfun #familyblogger #cheatday #foodiefamily #foodie #foodies #foodblog #foodblogger #momlife #momblogger #momblog #momthoughts #getinmybelly #yum
When you were younger and used to envision winning something fun like the vacation or home, but now you are just praying to the heavens for that college tuition to get this degree done. 😄
I'm glad I made myself a snack of apples and peanut butter only to have these little monsters to steal and devour it...meanwhile if I ever made this for them they'd throw it at me🤦🏻‍♀️ #momproblems #momlife #momblogger #momthoughts #mommy #momblog #kids #cute #instakids #myboys #boysrule #boys #boymom #instacute #blogger #foodies #foodiefamily #familyblogger #foodblog #foodblogger
🙌🏻 Wouldn't it be incredible, to raise a new generation with a new respect & understanding for Mother Earth? ✨ yep, that's the challenge... #momthoughts #EarthDay
“He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears and I have not been rebellious. (Isaiah50: 4b-5). 👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓👓While I’ve never heard God’s audible voice, I do feel Him speaking to me. The best way I’ve found to start hearing the Lord’s whispers in my heart is by getting into His word and letting His word get into me. The more Scripture I memorize the more clearly I hear Him. Ask God to waken you in the morning so you can read the Bible first thing… before checking voicemail, email, and Instagram… check in with God’s lifegiving truths.
Ceci n'arrive plus assez souvent 💕👶🏼💤 (alors qu'avant quand ça arrivait je pensais à tout ce que je ne faisais pas en attendant...)
Having a serious existential crisis as I'm neatly folding my son's pajamas. What am I doing with my life and WHY AM I FOLDING A TWO YEAR OLD'S PJS??!! Ok, maybe it's not that serious of a problem, but I do try to be as efficient as possible. And folding jammies that are going to end up crammed in a drawer (and no one but me seeing if they are a bit wrinkled when he wears them) is a waste of time. How many years have I spent doing pointless work just because that's the way I've always done it? Don't even get me started on folding a washcloth... that's kids' work if it happens at all. #lifelessons #efficiency #momlife #momthoughts #laundrymountain #laundrycrisis #dontfoldthejammies
My Saturday all tied up in a bow. Headed for California tomorrow 👏🏻. How is your Saturday morning going?
Jeremiah 29:11 is my mantra, verse, prayer of the day. Focusing on all God continues to do in my life. Three words I love, prosper, purpose, plans. One word that has always scared me, future. Yes that is the honest truth. But I am embracing it a little more every day, it gets a little easier. Preparing for the baby, continuing on my career, investing in our family time, connecting with god through nature, gardens, the water, friends, family, etc. that is what #sowplantgrow is really about at its core. If the foundation for what I do isn't rooted in purpose then it is meaningless. I started this page just as an outlet to share things I like, products that are real, dreams I have, this pregnancy. But at the core it's about sharing the love that Jesus has for all of us. And that God is good. And wants to give us the best life possible. All we have to do is trust and believe. which is hard. And feels impossible a lot of the time. So to begin, we sow, plant and grow in our mind, so that the physical real world problems don't seem so overwhelming. If any of that makes sense. Spiritually and connectivity has to come first. #god #jesus #thoughts #mentalhealth #pregnant #pregnancyjourney #expecting #baby #momlife #momthoughts #family #faith #hope #honesty #purpose #plans #blessings #blessed #bible #bibleverse #bibleverses #life #therapy #writing #mantra #meditation
Lots of 🌺, ☀️, and ❤️ today with a splash of 🍻and 🍕. This little man was loving the camera today unlike his sister who ran at the sight of our phone or camera! Her favorite phrase at the moment is "No Mom!!" She gives me the 🤚 and everything. Wonder what she will be like in her teens 😬 #weekendaway #momthoughts
🌿🌿Es gibt da ein Mädchen.... ...das meine Welt zu einem wunderbaren Ort macht.💚 🌿🌿There is a girl, that turns my world into a wonderful place.💚 #mygirl #mommysgirl #kids #instakids #blondegirl #momlife #momthoughts #momtogs #momswithcameras #beingamom #mommyblogger #mom #mamileben #makingmemories #mommy #motherhoodthroughinstagram #uniteinmotherhood #mamasein #mamablogger #girls #picoftheday #instapic #kidsportraits #lebenmitkindern
Seeing you moving yesterday and feeling you move this morning is making this pregnancy feel so real! I hope I find more time to embrace you, talk to you and feel you but your brother has me moving at a mile a minute to keep up! It's crazy how unprepared I feel for you and how much fear is within me. I hope to be the best mommy I can be and love you both just as much as the other ❤️ #momtears #momfears #21weekspregnant #pregnancy #pregnancystyle #bumpstyle #momthoughts #pregnantwithbabynumber2 #11monthsapart
Acceptance of one self begins in the home, with people who make the air breathable and the ceiling expandable.
If Boxtops were on wine corks, schools would have....😂😂😂😂💖💖 #truth #momproblems #momthoughts #wine
Something as simple as a #sidewalkchalk drawing from my kids will never get old. #❤ I try to snap a picture of these easily erased images whenever I can so I can remember them 😊 #momthoughts
Beautiful afternoon. 3 kids on the trampoline while I'm cuddling my baby girl 💕 There's about 39 loads of laundry waiting for me. But I think I'll enjoy this moment just a little while longer ☀️ #mommoment #momthoughts #momlife #moments #kids #flowers #pink #trampoline #spring #beautifulday
I don't talk much about the darkest shouts when Charlie was in and out of the hospital. But I should. Because PTSD is a high risk for parents of children in the intensive care. Read a bit of our story and ways to get help @helloparentco #linkinbio