Blue sky on fine day 💙🌥
Every mama needs to feel supported and celebrated. No blame. No shame. Just love. 💕
“I am still breastfeeding, he is 2 years, 4 months old. I never ever thought I could possibly make it this far. It has been by far the most difficult accomplishment of my life. It was and has been the ultimate sacrifice. It is important for me to document the journey in order to raise awareness, normalize, encourage, support and inspire each other. I do not agree with shaming over a bottle or a boob. In fact to most peoples surprise, I believe that FED IS BEST. - The system is not built to support breastfeeding mothers and I’m fully aware that this experience is a privilege. Stop shaming either way, instead let’s a work to normalize feedings and dismantle a system that keeps women and children from experiencing the ultimate bond.”
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Avery likes to practice acrobatics in her spare time.😂 Her name was prophetic! #ourbraveavery
It is rainy and cold so Blake I welcomed his cousins to camp Leinenbach today! Haha they all loved it so much!
Patting myself on the back here! I got BOTH boys to take a picture together. They are sitting still, both looking at the camera, anddd Jackson is even smiling! It may or may not have taken 20,000 shots (...it did 🤫) but we got it! Is it too much to blow this up to poster size and hang it on the wall 😂 #momwin
1st time to visit the Children’s Amusement Park 🎡🎢🎠
Since pictures are so hard to get of this dude since he’s always on the move, here’s one showing how silly he is! Always our entertainment while we’re out at restaurants. 🖤✨
Sleep soundly with the Zen Sack ☁️💤 Now available in 15-24 month sizing, with evenly distributed weight throughout the top for your older little one 🙌🏻
I’ve been a little busy with morning chores and replying to emails. In that amount of time Cash has created a Tex Mex seasoning and covered our kitchen in chili powder while filing his spice bottle. He wanted to start his lunch at 10am, created his own book report, read book and completed said report and asked me if he could “please just have homework...” You might be homeschooled if .... 🤔🤷♀️😍
Cutest lil smile.
This past weekend we celebrated EIGHT MONTHS. 🤗 I don’t know why, but somehow I can’t believe it. Eight months of parenthood. Eight months of lots of laundry. Eight months of more laughter than I knew possible. Eight positively perfect months. #neednewprofilepiciguess
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Happy SEVENTH birthday Emma Grace Erikson 💕 you are truly the greatest gift I’ve ever received and the reason I was put on this earth. Being your mommy brings me more joy then you will ever know. You are the best big sister “most of the time” and if I’m being honest seven feels a lot more like thirteen and I’m not sure I’m ready for that. Love you so much baby bear 🌟 #happybirthdayemma
My week 23 pregnancy diary is up on my blog! This week I’m talking about the differences I’ve felt so far between my first and second pregnancies. Hint: earlier contractions, bigger belly & feeling movement faster. If you have more than one child, tell us: did you feel any different the second time around Is the third time even more different Can’t wait to hear!
Sweet baby smiles always give us some major heart eyes 😍. Head over to @maryssaalbert and find this image for a sweet little giveaway. ✨ // mini pinwheel now in “Agatha”
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We couldn’t have lucked out with better weather for this gorgeous fall family session 😍
Funbox was unBEARlievable yesterday. 🐻 Any place I can take all 3 kids and can succeed in making everyone happy, I’m in. #funbox #popup
Contemplating the important things in life... like what’s for lunch... and dessert 🍔🍟🌮🍕🍦🍩🍫
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Hey friend👋🏽 I know ‘introduction Tuesday’ is basically not a thing (intros are typically saved for Friday’s right) BUT I’ve gotten a lot of new friends and followers in the past month and I think it’s time to introduce myself so you know what I’m about.
1. I’m not fancy, obviously😬 Most people would choose a really put together picture of themselves for an introduction, but this IS the real me. You can typically find me rocking the post workout look all day everyday🤷🏻♀️Oh, and this really was post-workout this morning😉
2. I turn 31 this Saturday and I ain’t mad about it #truth At this point I’m not worried about getting older because let me just tell you...I think the 30s are SO MUCH BETTER than the 20s! I’m loving it! #BringItOn 31
3. I’m a wife to a hard working man and I’m a mom of three energized, spunky, mini mes who have a daily mission to exhaust me 😓 Haha, but really, I love motherhood and can pin it as the single most honoring club I’ve ever got to be a part of.
4. I work from home as a virtual health and fitness coach, which means I get to connect with people from all across the country and help them reach their goals.
5. I love to motivate, encourage, and push others to live into their God given gifts and talents because I too enjoy challenging and pushing myself to that next level. Personal growth and self awareness is one of my favorite areas to focus.
6. Lastly, I love to laugh, smile, and crack some pretty terrible jokes because I’m not serious all the time, I’m actually pretty goofy🙃 .
I hope this gave you a little more insight into who I am and what I’m here I do! I’m here to share my messy life as a wife and mom and hopefully encourage and inspire you as a coach, to not settle but to seek the best version of yourself in all areas of life! ✌🏽
It still blows my mind that I run shit😎😂. Being a coach is not all about working out and drinking Shakeology. I ACTUALLY run the show. You don't see what I do behind scenes. I shock my DAMN self. Before I was a coach, I hated Facebook, didn't mess with computers, and had a shitty phone. Never in my LIFE did I think I could run a business by myself. You wanna know something that doesn't bother me anymore...The HATERS along the way that will always try and put me down. But I will show them that I'm not quitter, watch me, I'm going to the TOP! Keep hating your just making me STRONGER!
I am stronger than you think!
Now for some self care and a little retail therapy. All because I run this show ✌️ #Believeinyourself 💃🏼💥 Ps- if you're thinkin about joining my team, I already did the hard stuff for you. All you gotta do is show up everyday and share your story. You're welcome.
Not much will keep this girl occupied for more than 10 seconds these days. I swear she knows when I’m even thinking about walking away 😳. But this teether from @chewablecharm is doing the trick! Gwen has been busy with it for a while now and loves it! I love anything that will keep her busy while mama drinks her coffee ☕️ 🙌🏼 She doesn’t have any teeth yet but has been drooling constantly so I’m guessing that they are not far off!
I’m about that age. Roughly.
My big girl is helping put sets together today!
She *may* have claimed a maxi for herself ;)
Just finished some corn chowder and crackers with my cutie on this chilly day. 🍂
Managed to haul both of us out of the house by 9:30 this morning. #winning
Attempted to take baby girl to her first messy play morning but sadly it was full when we got there 😮
I was sad for her for a minute (is that normal) But managed to pull myself together after realising she knows no different and took her to the library instead.
As luck would have it, the library had a lovely nursery rhyme class on for toddlers. -
Again she had no idea what was going on, but I clapped her hands and sang on her behalf leaving us both exhausted. -
Needless to say we've both spent the rest of the day recuperating 😂
- Apparently there are some upsides to this maternity thing.
Midday naps for the win.
On another note, if you'd have told me 6 months ago that I'd enjoy spending my morning in a room of mums and babies singing the grand old duke of York, I'd have laughed in your face 🙊
Hope you've all had an eventful day too!
I wanted to get Joseph something really special for our anniversary this year and am so glad I found @finchandcotter because I was able to do just that! They took a map of the sky from the exact location we were at the night we first met and watched the stars together, paired it beside the stars from the exact location on the night we got married and watched them together, then added lyrics from “our song” to it. The night we met says You Broke the Dark, and the night we got married says My Whole Earth Shook.
He loved it so so much and immediately hung it next to his side of the bed. I love how much he appreciates sentimental things - and that he has always taken the time to watch the stars with me. 🖤
He is the perfect fit to my favorite lyrics in our song: like the dawn you broke the dark & my whole earth shook. 🎶
Song: Like the Dawn - Oh Hellos
The lack of REAL accessibility in public places is a real barrier for people with disabilities & I emphasis the REAL part because I’ve come to realize that people who aren’t inconvenienced by these barriers believe that the conversation about accessibility is exaggerated.
Well it’s not.
Resorting to changing our children (both young and grown) on a dirty public bathroom floor is the only option given to us parents who have a child that has outgrown baby changing stations. The other alternative is to stay home and never go out to public places because of the lack of accessibility to a very basic need.
That’s not an alternative I’m willing to choose.
This is why I’ve purposed to stand behind @changing.spaces to take my opinions beyond social media & advocate in a way that can be the catalyst for real change - not just for my family but for an entire community. It’s an opportunity to share with local businesses, state and local representatives the value and importance in accessibility.
Check out @changing.spaces for more information on how to get involved in this campaign to make the changes in your community.
Advocacy is not silent.
#MakeAmericaAccessible #NothingPassiveAboutIt #AdvocateLikeAMother
Rest day. Got my hair did. Bring on fall.
Que se chama Amor//
Cuidado e proteção não são frutos do acaso, nem particularidade de nenhum gênero ou personalidade. São habilidades aprendidas, desenvolvidas e exercitadas durante a vida. .
Que nenhuma criança seja tolhida em seu desejo de cuidar ou poupada de desenvolver e exercer essa habilidade, afinal se queremos um mundo mais humano e fraterno é preciso sair da retórica e ir para a ação. Que Deus nos ajude, todos os dias 🙏🏻
I am at that point in my life where I consider wearing my hair down as making an effort. I killed it today & even put jeans on! Also took a cheat day on no caffeine & made a trip to Starbucks because I’m practicing self care 😂 #thatsagoodexcuseright #butwhyismy3montholdalmosthalfmysize
Tonight calls for leftovers for dinner & early bed times for the kids because it’s date night!! No, not with @stuffchrisdoes_ , although he can be there as long as he promises not to talk because I’ve got a date with the TV & the two hour season premier of Grey’s Anatomy! Who’s excited! #thisgirl 🙋🏼♀️