Tuesday, July 12, 2016

True Mommy Fashion

What else would you accessorize a "boo boo" with? Even if I had somewhere fancy to go today, I would still rock it. It's these little things in life that make us human. Kid band aids are a way to show you are living life, not taking it too seriously, and enjoying the moment. Or... You don't even own adult band aids anymore! Either scenario is the truth. Am I right? Stay beautiful, beautyFULL mamas. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mom! Mommy. Mama! Mom.

Is anyone else going summer crazy? We are having a glorious summer. Our mornings are consumed with a napping baby, but that give the bigs time to use their imaginations and play together. It also gives me time to plan the rest of our day and enjoy a second cup of coffee. However, man! Are these dogdays of summer tiring. These kids are up my butt for the better portion of the day. I'm ok with it most days. This is my life. This life is great. This life is happy and fulfilled. For this life, we are grateful. When does school start? And, are you wearing your sunscreen? Don't forget ladies! Stay beautiful. Smooches!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Blog in a Blog

This is one blog that I read and probably related to every single word. The ending really made me cry. 

http://austin.citymomsblog.com/2016/04/20/stage-life-hard/

My oldest baby is slowly, very slowly, growing up and out of my lap, even though I will always offer a space for him there. The middle is a cute and adorable little girl who is always on the go, dancing and singing. My littlest is a baby. He's stares deep in my eyes like I'm his world. Like he will never want to leave me. 

Every word from this women's blog rings true. Even on my toughest mommy-ing days, I know this doesn't last long and before we know it, our kids are going to be grown and more independent than we realize. 

Ok, now my heart is aching. I might just need a super long cuddle sesh tonight with these precious little people of mine. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Your Mind is a Muscle

Hey y'all. I know I've been MIA and I probably will be again. I'm so not great at keeping up with things right now.. It's just not the season for me to be so! I am ok with that. My third baby is almost 6 months old. I'm getting there. It's an adjustment, but it's gradually getting a little bit easier to carve out time for me.

You may or may not relate, but one of the first things that makes me feel like my normal self is exercise. I have been back at it for a couple of months now. I would say things are progressing slowly, but at least I'm on my way to getting my after-third-child body back! I don't like to say "Pre-baby" body because I've had three babies. I'm in my mid thirties, and things just aren't going to go back to they way they were when I was in my 20's. I'm not unhappy about that! I'm excited to see how strong my new body will be! My clothes may not fit the same, but they fit. My body has just shifted and it's time to accept that and appreciate the great things to come with some hard work!

Running has been a huge stress reliever for me. I don't get out to run every day, but I try to at least three days a week. It does not come easy for me. Some days my legs feel like stones and my mouth feels like cotton as I breathe in this pollen-induced air. I have run 5Ks before and can never break the 32:00 mark. My goal is to run at least a 10 minute mile. Yesterday, I talked myself inot running a 5K around my neighborhood. I envisioned the 10 minute mile and told myself I could do it! The first mile was fun. I felt as though my stride and pace were on target. The second mile was ok. I was getting frusterated because I wanted to run even faster, but my body was sayiing, "No!" And, just like the Little Engine that Could, I kept on truckin.'

You mind is a muscle. That's was my mantra. As I kept saying that, my fatigue dissipated and I kept my eyes ahead and ran and ran. You know what? I did it! I finally hit my goal!

You see, beauties, you mind is  muscle. Just when you think you're about to tap out and call it quits, your mind can make you do things your body says you can't. Next time you're facing a physical challenge, remind yourself that your mind is a muscle too and tell me your success story! As a mom, I like to celebrate small successes, even for my own self. We are all just doing what we can to survive and feel great. My goal may seem small to some, but for me, yesterday was a BIG deal! 

Here's to staying strong, beauties! In mind, body, and soul. 

Have  a BEAUTIFUL day! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015