People always ”tell” me I need to hurry up and have another child so Logan can have a sibling. First of all NEVER say that to anyone !! You don’t know what they are going through behind closed doors. Now for those who are wondering.....it will happen when it happens. At this moment my husband and I are happy with just Logan.
Posted at: 2019-06-17 17:28:02
- happy monday 🌺 who else is ready for another productive week? I have my 6 week postpartum doctor appointment today. Fingers crossed I’ll officially be allowed to start working out again. 🙌🏼
Posted at: 2019-06-18 13:13:27
Keeping up with two kids takes a whole new level of energy I never anticipated. I’ve either got Monroe on my hip or I’m chasing Hunter down slides🏃🏻♀️
In an effort to drink less coffee, I recently started drinking @uptimeenergy. #ad It helps keep my mom game strong💪🏻, without crashing by 4 pm! It's how energy should feel and is available exclusively at your nearest @7eleven. Their newest flavor #uptimebloodorange711 is super refreshing🍊#uptimeenergy
Who wakes up at 6am excited for work!? Is that really a thing?!🤪 Seriously, the days at the #salon behind a chair in plus 30 weather I was dragging my ass to get there for 11!!! 11!!!!🤯🤯 .
Here i am today, at 6am, ready to hit play on my workout (bc that's part of my #job!🙌) and while my #yellowmommajuice kicks in I'm "working" and checking in with my challengers! Did i really say i was WORKING at 6am!?!!?!?! YES!!! I'm 💯 working and excited to do so!!.
I loved doing hair and i still do but working for someone else, giving up half my pay cheque, and working looooooong crazy hours just wasn't for me!.🚫
I started this journey 3 years ago and a few things I've come to love about it---
1. I enjoy the work that goes into building my business! I work when i want and as much as i want! It's the freedom of hours that keeps me wanting more!😍
2. I've been able to enjoy #hairdressing again! Coaching has gave me the financial freedom to do hair as a #passion instead of a #job!
3. I have more time with my #family!! Waking up early happens because I enjoy the #quiet! Putting in the work a little earlier means I have full days at home as #SAHM! .
Are you willing to put in the work to have the freedom to live your life the way you intend?
Moms get less than 30 solo minutes a day. ▬ Mother.ly Survey
Mommies, I know it can be a struggle to give yourself a break. Especially because you put everyone else first.
But it’s imperative to make time to be alone. Quiet time allows you to take a deep breath, de-stress & pay more attention to your own needs.
I remember when I first had my twins, I would not leave their sight. Not even for a minute. But I was so exhausted, I could barely function.
A mommy friend came over to visit me & gave me the best advice. She said when you need a break, take a shower. Omg I do that to this day!
If you’re a mom who struggles to give yourself some alone time, what stands in your way?
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:37:56
I've been struggling with finishing this program. I can't figure if it's because I'm bored or just being lazy. I have 10 days left so I will definitely finish, just hoping I can do it with a better attitude! Maybe it's the change in my gym location, I'm not a huge fan of change...
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:37:12
Today is off to a great start! Did a little exploring on my run today and had so much fun! Best run of the week (so far)! 🏃💕
LOVE how this opportunity allows me to stay home and cuddle with my kids! (And I guess Ody too! 😜) A couple of months ago, I was introduced to an amazing opportunity. An opportunity that allows me to make extra income and still be a SAHM. This opportunity is all cloud based which means you can work from anywhere!
Do you want to learn more about this opportunity?
DM me for more info!
🌿Healthy doesn't have to mean slow & laborious: Bagged spring greens, canned garbanzos, hard boiled eggs, topped with hemp seeds, olive oil, & vinegar. Voila! A 5-minute prep with lots of nutrition.🌿
I love to learn fast, but still healthy, food combo ideas, because Life gets big at my house, too.🤹
What food do you make in a hurry that keeps your body & mind going strong until the next mealtime? Do you ever use special meal replacements?
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:34:11
We spent our Saturday afternoon at @serendipitytearoomcafe We got dressed up, wore fancy hats, ate scones, and sipped tea❤ It was such a good time with some of the amazing women in me and Ellodi’s life.
•••What did you do this weekend?
Also I vlogged our experience! The link for that is in my bio❤🎥
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:33:07
The power and self-control that Holy Spirit grants us to is be able to love those who hate us and pray for those who persecute us. The King of kings did not step down from His throne to offer Himself as a willful and perfect sacrifice so we could end up on our high horse and place our egos up on a pedestal. *
Let us not tire of doing good and let us not forget this most important truth, “by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
When we were at the beach this past weekend, I had the thought cross my mind, on several occasions, that it’s really easy for me to be content only when I’m in an ideal situation. The beach, with perfect weather, with family, with great food and no responsibilities is a pretty ideal setup, and for me it definitely filled my tank, so to speak. But once we got home I felt that familiar urge to complain about little things, or see the imperfect aspects about our house and realized I had a decision to make. .
I could either keep a negative outlook, allowing that to keep me from enjoyment of being home with my kiddos and John, or I could fight for positivity and see all the wonderful blessings we have, no matter how messy or how much work I have to put into maintaining it all. Well, let me just say that gratitude is a game changer. Simply WILLING myself to be positive is not enough. I don’t have enough drive to sustain self fabricated positivity. But when I focus on God, thanking him for even the smallest blessing, my whole being begins to change and relax into contentment, and the things that would have driven me mad actually become the source of my joy! Isn’t it weird how things work in God’s Kingdom? It’s all a little backwards and upside down from the way of the world. But I’m so glad!! It’s much easier to give thanks than to whine and complain. .
So I’m practicing gratitude today!! Will you join me? What is something, just one thing you are grateful for today? Share below!! .
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:29:41
✔️ ♥️ for a new listings tag
✔️ Top from @graceonrepeat
✔️ Shorts from Goodwill (never made it to the shop 😂)
👋🏼Hi! I’m here!!🙋🏼♀️
☀️Summer is wild and crazy for us, especially since my husband serves in youth and children’s ministry.
♥️ We had a great time at the camp where Larry spoke last week. We also actually got a nice family picture! 😳😂
🤔I keep waiting for things to slow down... but I think this is our new normal. So I guess I better just buckle up and pour another cup of coffee! ☕️
It’s a rainy day here in South Mississippi so I plan to get some new listings up. ♥️ for a tag!
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:28:35
Bugs & Slime....a fun mix!
I set this up yesterday & my son kept revisiting it all afternoon. At one point he had even added hot wheels to the slime. #messyplay
Here is your friendly reminder to drink some water 💧
The health benefits of water are amazing.
Most of us walk around dehydrated... simple way to check is if your pee is yellow then you are dehydrated.
I need to put more focus on my water... Who could benefit from a FREE water challenge? Just a fun way to stay accountable about our water intake.
If you are, just drop 💧 in the comments or message me 🤗
I want to give a shoutout to my two favorite oil blends from @planttherapy and @socialnature!
I’m not the best oil mixer so these are great one step, toss in your diffuser, essential oils.
Relax is my pre bedtime blend. Soothing for not only myself but my son, too (marked kid safe!). Honeybell is a citrus blend that I diffuse during the day for that mood boost/just smells good vibe.
Do you have any blends you enjoy? Or are you a pro mixer and make your own? 🌿🍊🌸🌱
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:24:22
Sometimes it’s not the physical weight that’s all that needs to be shed sis and i don’t think I can’t scream that loud enough!
Do you ever feel THE shift? .
The shift, where maybe it’s in the moon or maybe it’s just the universe doing what it does...Idk. .
But i DO KNOW. This morning I woke up different. .
Yesterday, all I felt like I did was just vent my head off to the ones around me. The good and the bad. Sometimes we need to let it all go. To move it all forward. You feel me? #evolve
Posted at: 2019-06-18 14:23:27
So last night I was going through old pictures and I found this one on the left. It was my first before picture I took when I signed up a little under 2 years ago. I was going to compare it to the one on the right which was taken last week as my before pictures of this program I am currently doing. Then when I put them side by side and zoomed in on my face I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t need a full body transformation. My face says it all. Yes, it physically has some changes..except my squinty eye when I smile 😂. But look how much happier I am? The smile on the left is fake. I was trying to pretend like I wasn’t uncomfortable in my own skin. Like I was happy physically, mentally, and spiritually. But it was a lie. I felt lost and was searching for something. •
When I look at the girl on the right. I see a woman who has gotten her confidence back. I see a woman that is genuinely happy with herself. I see a woman that has grown so much in the last two years and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. There has been plenty of bumps, but I am learning to embrace them and keep moving forward. •
If I could go back to that girl two years ago I would tell her to love herself where she is. Stop trying to compare yourself to the world. Stop looking in the mirror and picking out every single flaw you can find. Instead, look for the things you love. Be thankful for the body you have and what it has done for you and show up for yourself every single day. Stop trying to strive for perfect and embrace your journey. 💕
Have you ever seen anything more adorable?🥰 Yesterday my oldest and youngest had a dress up/photo session at my mother in law's house. I'm so glad she was able to capture these.❤ Here's 10 fun facts about me as a mother....
👉I have 5 kids...4 girls 1 boy
👉All my girls' initials are K.A.K. 👉My son's name starts with a "C" so they all make the "K" sound
👉My children range in age from 17 mos. - 11 years old
👉We only wanted to have three children and adopt two
👉We still want to foster and/or adopt
👉I carried all my babies full term
👉We only waited about 3 months after marrying to conceive because I was so afraid I would be the one that couldn't have children 👉I've always stayed home with my children
👉Having my 3rd child was harder on me emotionally than any other. Something about that whole going from 2-3 'bout took me out!!!
One of her most favorite things is waking up early enough and finding one of us still in the bed so she can come snuggle. It doesn’t happen often, but today was her lucky day. If “snuggling” was a love language, she’d be the queen of it. Special little moments. ❤️
😃😎💚 Good night our beautiful, healthy, sexy and awesome friends, sleep well, dream big as tomorrow brings amazing new adventures. We love and appreciate You all, thank you for being an amazing friend. I am just curious 3 things that happened to You today and how did that make You feel? #sahd#sahm#designyourlife#dreamalittledream
5 years ago I said yes to a 💲99 opportunity with very little to no expectations. 👀
I mean really... I had no idea what I was doing but I DID have a 💫 dream bigger than my current circumstances and decided to go all in to “figure it out” along the way.
Today, I’m headed to Younique’s Top Earners retreat in Vegas 🎰 to train at the legendary Eric Worre’s personal home.... a man that I only knew from reading his book 📚 GoPro... a book that marked a pivotal moment in my biz.
I learned early on if you are looking for a reason... you’ll find it. 🙌
If you are looking for an excuse, you’ll find that too. 👊
#dreambigger #opportunityawaits #gopro#thisshirt#butGod#lashposh#sahm#topearner#younique#vegas#opportunity#boss#bossbabe #dreambig#chasedreams#inspire
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full, in his wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace.” Whenever things are frustrating me or people complain or treat me unfairly, I try to remind myself that if I put my focus on the things of GOD, those other things will “grow strangely dim”. #lovethissong#hispurpose#focusonjesus
I really questioned posting something like this, but when I started this blog I wanted to commit to being more raw and vulnerable, and really showing every part of what life with chronic illness looks like. And that includes a lot of time spent in the radiology department. ⠀
Yesterday I went in for a pelvic MRI in preparation for my upcoming surgery. MRI’s always fill me with anxiety, I am very claustrophobic... so being rolled into a very narrow, dark, machine, unable to move for 30 minutes, is a VERY unpleasant experience for me. Even the days leading up to the MRI, facing my anxiety while I’m in the machine is all I can think about. But with the help of some Valium, and music kindly provided by radiology—I always get through it. This time the tech had to slide me in and out of the machine 3 times before I felt comfortable and ready to stay in lol (so embarrassing) 🤦🏽♀️. But he was kind and patient and I’m incredibly grateful for that. He also reminded me that I’m not the only patient like this, which made me feel better and less crazy. That’s also why I’m sharing all these details here—I really hope it helps my fellow warriors to feel less alone. ⠀
All of our experiences are different of course, but they’re also very similar and we can feel stronger in solidarity. Btw, MRIs are definitely not the worst part of being sick, its just a tiny hurdle that reminds me of how strong I am. I can still get through ANY hurdles—big or small—that my illness throws at me. ⠀
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