Happy Friday, friends! 😋💖
Loss of identity and feeling like a failure are common themes in this article.
I would add, that it is harder still when your life seems to be the antithesis to literally every other woman around you.
Working and SAHM mom's alike.
That fact alone is incredibly lonely.
It's harder yet to walk in feelings of failure, when too, it's not *just* circumstantial but an intentional life choice.
The fact that one desires to be a SAHM somehow suddenly invalidates any other feeling they may have as going through motherhood as a SAHM. Suddenly one cannot be honest about struggles or loneliness. ************************************* "Compounding the pressure that many at-home moms put on themselves to not feel ungrateful is the message that if you’re at home and unhappy, you have only yourself to blame. Common advice given to at-home moms—get up early so you can have “me” time or exercise at home—send the message that if you only worked a little harder, you wouldn't be so miserable." https://www.glamour.com/story/stay-at-home-mom-depression-is-realand-women-are-finally-talking-about-it
#fridaythoughts #SAHM #homeschoolingmom
This little one’s just woke up from his nap so we’re having some quiet time with a rice cake and the gruffalo ☺️
My heart is so full of gratitude this morning I could burst! When I started this business 3 years ago, I threw a launch party and 6 fabulous women came out to support me. Last night, nearly TWENTY-FIVE amazing women stopped by to check out the new collection and offer their support! I am overwhelmed by the generosity of my customers, the relationships we’ve built and the growth I have seen over the last couple years with jBloom. I am by no means what I would describe as “business savvy,” but when I saw jBloom, I saw such potential I knew I had to jump on the train! Since then, jBloom has gotten better and better with every new catalog and it just reaffirms that joining was the BEST DECISION EVER! Thank you to YOU - All the women who see the potential too, who have given me a chance to share something I’m excited about, and to those of you who have helped me grow my business by sharing with others. I am so grateful to know you and call you friends - all because of jBloom.
Of course, I cannot finish this post without mentioning the “man behind the curtain,” my jBro, @knight990
This man has supported me in this business from day one! He has bounced around and offered business ideas, he has hung in there during the hard months (there have been a few, guys!), and he jumps in whenever and however I may need him! While I was in MO last weekend he cleaned the ENTIRE house - we are talking dusting, vacuuming, laundry, bathrooms - the whole shebang, so I could easily throw a party when I got home. While I chatted up all you beautiful ladies last night, he entertained the kiddos, filled sippy cups, and grabbed snacks. Knight, I am so incredibly grateful that I have YOU and that you support me in every possible way. THANK YOU, babe! 😘
#jbloom #jbloomdesigns #dreamteam #customerappreciation #wahm #sahm #supportivehusbands #wife #businessbuilder #jbloomtrunkshow #jbloomopenhouse #hostaparty #womensupportingwomen #bossbabe #girlboss
Happy Friday I have a very limited amount of the Poison Girl bath bombs. They are in the Etsy shop now! Go grab one! 💚💜💚💜
I like to pretend that I don’t know where my toddler’s attitude comes from, and I say that I don’t know why my baby is so strong willed, but secretly I know that those are traits passed down from me (a little from Brad too 😉). I have been doubted SO many times in my life. I’ve been called crazy, a hippie, and a treehugger just because I research ingredients, use oils, and I choose natural alternatives. But you know what comes with knowledge
And with power comes confidence. So keep rolling your eyes as I roll on more oils. ✌🏼
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Doing that workday flow. Getting my routine stuff done, working on planning, cleaning and organizing the school room for the upcoming year, and maybe starting a YouTube channel 🤔🤔😱😱 #stayathomemom #homeschoolmom #flyladysystem #SAHM
it’s only been 5 years of reluctantly switching it up but I’ve finally got the aesthetic preset thing down🖤✨
Feeling So Blesses Right Now! 🥰I have had so much Love 💗 and Support sent to me this week! Starting my week with Surgery and Starting a New Business @dotdotsmile. Just trying to balance life with my husband gone most days and four kids, it can get overwhelming, and this week I had to do something I’m NOT use to do...asking for Help. So Thank you🙏 again to “My Village” I know I couldn’t have made it through this week without you! #momtruth #sahm #linelife #lifelifewife #momoffour #dotdotsmile #paparazzijewelry #kingsburgca #ittakesavillage
“Everything in life worth having requires work!” When you’re up before the sun to get your morning routine out of the way because you’ve got another round of house guests coming... laundry, dishes, new sheets on beds, vacuuming, etc... this routine never gets old.
4 years ago I never would have thought I’d be living this life after the misdeeds of others shortly thereafter our move.
I can’t tell you how many times I prayed for this.
Having a place to call home again.
Having the ability to work from home.
Helping others along the way even we didn’t have a pot to poss in.
4 years... this may not seem like much time has passed. A lot can happen in 4 years.
Imagine where you’d be in 4 years if you allow yourself just a little more patients and grace along the way
Don’t let the mistrust of others determine your life. Fearlessly Live your life without regrets or fears.
#sahm #wahm #findyourenergy #findingmyenergy #hashimotos #sweatitout #bekind #roughtimes #keepdoingyou #fearlesslylivingat5am
You’ve got too much to lose to lose your head today.
I’m working in #Pomodoros today to stay focused and not neglecting breaks and fresh air and checking in with myself! I use the app @focuskeeper to track my pomodoros (30 minutes of focused tasks)!
P.S. You will WIN! 💃🏾🌹💋
this was like a slap in the face to me when i read this. what a good wake up call.
what are you letting fear hold you back from
The most perfect @birchbenders keto waffle 😋 and ➡️ for what happens when you get distracted playing with your baby and forget you’re making another waffle. 🤦🏻♀️ #waffles #ontrack
The boys are happily watching Toy Story while mommy works. Not sure how long it will last but I will take It!! .
Taking pre-orders for all our new August Titles. Some you have been waiting for are finally here. Check out my stories to see what's on the way! Comment below or DM me to pre-order new titles. .
#twins #myboys #twinboys #workfromhomemom #boymom #toddlersofinstagram
•| b r e a s t f e e d i n g |• Life after Breastfeeding.. At 12 months, I began the weaning process with my son for a goal to stop breastfeeding, a month later at 13 months. I reached my goal to nurse for his first year, I was losing too much weight— I was struggling to balance how many calories I was losing to breastfeeding and my food intake—[ I know, tough problem, right Now I’m struggling to keep the weight off & staying away from sweets.] & I wanted to remain consistent in equally breastfeeding both of my children for about the same amount of time [14months vs 13months]. After starting my son on solids, [I started slow with introducing solid foods bc he preferred nursing over food-another topic] my milk supply was beginning to gradually decrease because he was cutting out a feeding time, so I was in preparation for weaning over a one month period. After successfully weaning him by cutting out feeding times and replacing them with solid/ finger foods, my milk supply dissipated WITHOUT breast engorgement/ pain & the use of lettuce leaves! Though I had random leaks, I thought it was a S U C C E S S, until.. the hormonal change caused an imbalance of body ph, headaches/ migraines, dizziness, fatigue, horrible acne/ skin breakouts. The dizziness & headaches were unbearable. I kept thinking about how this time was different from my first experience with my daughter & realized that I stopped breastfeeding at 14months as a result of my OB’s order—to prevent any early contractions/ complications in my pregnancy [4 months pregnant]—& didn’t remember having any problem or symptoms gradually weaning over a one month period. So off to google I went because I wasn’t sure what was happening to my body & if it was necessary to have my blood analyzed for any ailments. My OB/GYN didn't associate any of my symptoms with weaning so I felt a little worried. I came across this article that reassured me I wasn't crazy!
[F I N I S H reading B E L O W]...
Lily conquered her fear and this is a HUGE deal 💙!
(My voice at the end is all proud and HALLELUJAH 😂.)
Another milestone in the books! #nevermissamoment
FF #3 This guy right here, the best daddy in the world, is my best friend!! He is such an amazing man who has worked hard and allowed me to be a stay at home mom for the past almost 8 years. He has always went to work on time if not early and comes right home to spend time with us. He has the best sense of humor (swipe over) in the second picture he was making a silly face while posing 😂 he is always looking for a way to make me laugh and smile. He tells me my beautiful everyday. Who else married their best friend ♥️
#stayathomemom #sahm #momlife #marriage #marriagegoals #marriedmybestfriend #lovehim #bestdaddyever
I can’t believe it’s already been close to a month since we arrived in India. It feels like we just got back to the states yesterday. Such an amazing place with beautiful traditions.🖤🇮🇳
Caramel colours and curls
Are you still a June mom or have you turned into a July mom 😆 I admit, I’ve been a bit of both this summer! There’s been a lot of swimming, riding scooters, and playing, as well as renovations and decluttering around our house and it feels so good! There hasn’t been a ton of bow making happening, but trust me when I say I have a ton of ideas in my head for this fall that I know you will all love! 😍Until then, keep your eye out next week for some AMAZING deals! 😉
What do you Momma’s do to help your little through a toddler tantrum⠀
From not getting a snack they want or telling them it is time to leave. I would love suggestions! Bring on the comments below ladies! ⠀
#thattoddlerlife #toddlertantrums #honestmotherhood
My girl reading in what used to be her beautiful nursery and then her big girl room 💗 all of the feeling here 😭😍
I remember researching this apartment and neighborhood 10 years ago. It has been an amazing temple for us. .
We went from newlyweds to a family of four ❤️💗💙we loved everything from our neighbors (ok, maybe not every neighbor 🤪 @beachgrl515 😂), to the life long friends we’ve made here, to our favorite coffee shop, local businesses and beautiful parks.
I believe that when it’s time to move on, you feel it. And our timing is perfect. I hold so much gratitude for this space in the universe that we have called home for the last decade. 115 love ❤️
We’ve heard it before, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. It’s much harder to consciously put that mentality into action in daily life though.
If I take time for myself, who is going to do all the things I need to get done Will my child freak out if I’m gone Will my husband be frustrated that I’m leaving him alone at home after a long day
I’m hear to tell you, it’ll all be OK! There is time to do it all, you just have to make that time. The kids and your SO will manage without you and will be happy when you return.
That time you get by yourself though... you won’t be fine without it. Whatever it is you need to feel YOU, find a way to work more of that into your life. You’re more than just a parent, spouse, coworker. You are still YOU! Individual you. Among all the chaos of life, don’t forget it and don’t forget to do things that remind you of it ❤️ #DoItForYou #MeTime #MomLife #SAHM #SelfCare #MentalHealth #MichiganMom #YouAreImportant #Balance
🤔Doesn't everyone start their first day back home from vacation with a good ionic foot detox!🤣😍 😱Do y'all SEE how yucky that is!👏 Charging up my body to clear out plugged up detox pathways. I already feel lighter; similar to the high you get after a good workout!💪🙌I'll do another one in 72 hours!
I am SO EXCITED to start this journey. I've got some organ systems that have struggled for YEARS and by clearing those pathways, all the other good body-supporting stuff I use can perform better!🙌💯👏👌 👀What my eyes saw: (see guide for reference)
Happy Friday ✨
My favorite blend for focus and energy. Time to tackle my to-do list today! 💜🌱🍋📝✔️
Happy Friday! Hope you all crush your macros today 👊🏼 and be sure to check out Episode 10 on Keto!
Always in all ways 💙💫
This is my morning routine....my secret weapon for energy....my less than 30minute workout....and then my post workout protein drink....soon to be followed by my quick breakfast packed full of nutrients!
Success doesn't come from one quick thing. It comes from the consistency of living a healthy lifestyle!
It doesn't have to be hard. It doesn't have to take long. You simply have to be consistent.
It’s spirit week in my challenge group.
Today is take your workout outside.
Well...it’s hotter than hades up in Missouri, so imma try my hand at some hot yoga out on the screened in porch. 🙌🏻
Maybe you could help me...I'm starting a fitness journey and I need someone I can share progress pics, etc... with to stay motivated...
I had a short but intense workout! Just because it’s not hours long, does not mean it’s not going to give you the results you’re looking for.
It takes consistency, dedication and eating the right portion of food! I don’t need to cut out foods to loose weight or tone my body. Our bodies need the nutrients from the different food groups.
If you want help with your nutrition, let me know! It’s not hard to accomplish something you want if you want it bad enough and you have the right support system!!
#bossmom #sahm #momof2 #homeworkouts #homeschoolmom #alwayslearning #changeisgood #progressnotperfection #determined #workfromhome
I love them so much.