To all the mamas having mom guilt.. STOP ✋ right now! 👉working mamas 👉stay at home mamas 👉mamas that run their own business . We are all doing our best every F&@?ING day. . 👉breastfed 👉bottle fed 👉cry it out 👉co-sleeping Everyone.. and I mean EVERYONE, will do what works for THEM... Until it doesn't work anymore, and then they will figure out something else! . . It's okay to cry.. Feed your kids cereal for supper.. Drink some wine.. Take them to daycare and spend a day ALONE.. . You need and deserve a break! . When you take that break it makes you a better mama to your littles 😍 . We are all doing the very BEST WE KNOW HOW! . There isn’t a guide book on kids.. you take it and learn as you go! . Sometimes you make mistakes, sometimes you know you are KILLING IT 🤜💥🤛 . ☝️ONE RULE for all the mamas.... WE are all doing this. So let’s support and cheer each other on. . Tag and share with your biggest mama friend cheerleader 📣 Let’s END MOM GUILT.💕 #momguilt
Do you ever feel like your dropping the ball at adulting? This week has been one of those weeks. Some subpar meals, dishes that sat, and a floor full of toys. I have moments of guilt that I am not doing enough. But then, I remember why I’ve dropped this ball- I’ve been consciously grounding myself in the time I have with Mckenzie. Dinner has been late because I let my sweet girl stay up a bit too late to play with me. Dishes aren’t done because I’ve been too busy reading extra books at bedtime. It’s hard to do everything well all the time, but one thing I will forever prioritize is being the best mom I can be at every moment••• •Bow @northernabbeyhandmade• •Sweater @cd_bree• •Leggings @finnandgrin (TEAMF&F)• •Chukka Boots @mylittlemoccs (MCKENZIE10)• #madewithlove #shopsmall #shoplocal #handmade #handmadebaby #ootd #lovemlm #finnandgrin #finnandgrinfriday #momguilt #lifeinthemoment #bereal #lovemlm #momlife #cameramom #tgif #letthembelittle #specialmoments #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughig #motherhoodrising #momofagirl #liveauthentic #unitedmotherhood #winterlife #clickinmoms #mamarazzi #childhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #MckenzieHope
I watched a new movie on Netflix called The Breadwinner, that portrays a middle eastern family caught in the injustice of the Taliban’s dictatorship. I was overwhelmed with gratitude & sorrow. Grateful that I live in America. Grateful for the women and men fighting for women’s rights in America. Grateful that my little girl most likely will never have to endure what so many little girls are faced with everyday in different cultures. And with that, I feel sorrowful too... For the injustice. For the loss of innocence, and the obvious brokenness on both the side of the victim & perpetrator. I’m grateful to be exposed to pain. To be reminded of what I have, and what others might never have. And I will let it keep me tender. Here is to staying grateful. For I believe it does create space for miracles. What are your grateful for today? • • • • #newpodcast #newmom #motherhood #mommispace #gracecoversguilt #momguilt #podcast #motherhoodunplugged #toughasamother #momsrule #girlpower #mightymom #bestmomever #mommy #inspirationalstories #advice #wisdom #momhack #lifehack #workingmom #courageousmom #homeschooling #wifeandmother #singlemom #momlife
NEW on the blog #guestpost by @sanemommablog on how to manage the dreaded #momguilt Link in bio. Thanks Jessica for this helpful guest post ❤ #mumguilt #beawesome #newbeginnings #femaleblogger #newlifenewme #singlemumlife #mummyblogger #mommyblogger #mumblogger #momblogger #blogger #lifeblogger #mumlife #parenting #toddlermum #mychaoticlife #toddlerlife #babylife #lovinglife #schoollife #schoolmum #schoolmom #babymum #babymom #toddlermom #empower #happiness #girlboss
Yay for the weekend!!! Although he is so exhausting and full on, and Im waaaaay overdue for a kid free break, I love our four day weekends together - no goodbye tears or mum guilt! . . . . #mumsofinstagram #mumsofig #mumguilt #mumswithcameras #momsofinstagram #momswithcameras #momguilt #longweekend #dailyparenting #mommyblogger #blog #mum #mom #lewis #qualitytime #familytime #toddlerparents #letthembelittle
Mamas let's face it, we all suffer from MOM GUILT! Luckily, we have some encouraging words and tips to help you combat it today on the blog, courtesy of @eleonora.andretta of @business_evolution_training ...Link in Bio
Instead of #facetofacefriday , I’m doing #bumptobumpfriday 🤰🏻I’m 27 weeks today and when the picture on the left was taken, I was about the same with my second (maybe just a week or two further). That girl on the left was physically miserable. I couldn’t walk without getting winded. My pregnancy clothes were SO tight. I was swollen from the time I woke up and took my first steps. And I ate like I was growing an elephant 🐘 I was SO SO big that I had to wear my husbands T-shirt’s and even those were snug. This bad lifestyle and unhealthy choices 100% contributed to my pre-term labor which resulted in my son’s NICU stay AND my SEPTIC INFECTION post c-section! Did you know obese people are much more susceptible to getting an infection during surgery than others? I learned the hard way! ••• See that girl on the right, she just finished a brisk 30 minute walk on the treadmill! Granted, a 30 min walk at 3.5moh used to be my warm-up but I don’t feel like peeing my pants on the treadmill from all that bladder pressure 🤣. I’m not wearing maternity clothes. And I HAVENT GAINED ANY WEIGHT SINCE MY LAST DR APPT! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Im not at as high of a risk for pre-term labor because my weight is so much more controlled and my exercise routine is regular. I even lift weights some days! (Was pressed for time today) BUT YOU KNOW WHY I AM ABLE TO DO THAT?! Because nearly a year ago, I heard about this insane “diet” that lets you eat bacon and cream cheese! Seriously, keto completely changed my life and habits. It didn’t happen overnight and I’ve certainly stumbled along the way, but overall, it has made such a positive impact on me and my family! ••• I had so much #momguilt when my son was born that I was NOT about to put another child through such a traumatic entering of the world again. So cheers to my third (and never again!!) trimester!! In 9.5 weeks we will meet our little boy or little girl! I can’t WAIT to see the effects keto has on my post c-section recovery and baby blues! 🌈🦄🌈🦄
This is what #motherhood looks like today in Crook household. My face is so #windburned from days of #skiing , hot springs & winter weather that I needed to #mask mid morning! #messybun & unlocking a kids room with a screwdriver! 🤣 . . FYI: The kid #outline on the door behind me is something I’ve done for over a year (that’s why the leg is torn off🙃). Each kid has one. I read an article that said to trace your child’s body in wrapping paper & tape it on a visible wall. Write #positive #characteristics or #talents that you observe about that child & let them read it. Cam can’t read yet, but I tell him how awesome he is! Sometimes I forget to write but it’s a visual of how wonderfully designed they are. . . Sometimes we get it right as a #mother & sometimes We get it wrong. I #pray that in the end they will know how much I’ve tried to change #generationalcycles #momguilt is real & being perfect isn’t the goal. It’s #learning in process, learning to #apologize , #forgiveness & letting your children see you overcome #obstacles in your #journey . . . . . . #crookfamilyadventures #momof3 #militarymom #militarylife
I was speaking to a close friend of mine after feeling some #momguilt . She quoted this ayah from the Quraan to me and instantly I felt at peace. I love these types of friends, may Allah preserve her. The past few days have been rough and I know Allah is really testing me. I’ve had some sisters come at me about my parenting and it really rubbed me the wrong way. I won’t go into too much detail but it had to do with homeschooling and vaccinations and it was completely out of nowhere. I’m not the type to argue, every mom has their own way of doing things and as Muslims we should always refer back to the Quran and Sunnah. If you are able to do something, great. If not, then so what? One thing that I’m shocked at time and time again is the judgment I get from certain individuals. I never understood this, as Muslims we should not be arrogant and haughty. We should want for our Muslim brothers and sisters what we want for ourselves. So why make someone feel bad or look down upon them for the way they do things? Maybe they are ignorant in the matter, so there is a way to speak to them without appearing judgmental. The knowledge we gain should make us humble not arrogant. These sisters made me feel like my kids are going to be doomed and I need to be doing *so* much more as a mother to protect them. But look at the beauty of this ayah, guidance is from Allah and only from Allah. Health is from Allah and only Allah. We do as much as we can and leave the rest up to Allah. Some can do more than others, this is a blessing from Allah and we should be thankful to Him. If others cannot do as much does that really make them bad people?
It's so crazy how a workout can sometimes make alllll the emotions come out (Good ones and bad ones). Anyone else ever have this happen? Between some stressful mama moments this week (we all have them, and we are not alone that's for sure), struggle bussing it with my nutrition a teeny bit (due to said mom moments 😬) and then all the happy emotions for what this program is doing for me and the women in our test group --- it just gave me all the feels and all the vapors today. It made me take a step back to just take it all in and be grateful for everything we all have accomplished - even those little non scale victories like doing all the tricep push-ups on your toes. 🙌🏼 So there's my #fridayvibes for ya. 😘
My new favorite winter jacket😍😍😍 Now is the perfect time to stock up on winter clothes because they are starting to go on sale, but it’s still cold enough to wear them before Spring hits
The 3rd Fish Principle: MAKE THEIR DAY. . . . An act of positive intent has a way of uplifting the spirit whether the outcome was beneficial to you or not. Head over to the APP > MOMMY MAG for our take on this principle and how we challenged it to mean something different as well. #consciousmotherhood
Me, after my 4 year old tells me he just found poop in his pants. I didn’t even know how to respond! 😂 What do you mean, you just found it? Like you didn’t know it was there?? . In his defense, I was exhausted and told him to stay in the basement and play while I took a nap. 😴 He chose today, of all days, to take me very seriously and not come up to tell me he had to poop (any other day, he comes up like 17 times to ask me something)! 🤦🏻♀️ I must have sounded super scary when I told him not to bother me. 🤷🏻♀️ #worstmomever . . . . . . . #momguilt #boymomlife #saywhatnow #areyouforreal #comeonmom #nomorenapsforme
Since starting R + F, i often get asked whether i am gonna quit my day job and do this full-time. Absolutely not! I am still passionate about my day job but the amazing part of my R + F side gig is i work on my own terms whenever i want to. I can fit this in anywhere and there is no pressure on the amount of work i do. I get to work with other amazing Mompreneurs who are loving their careers in nursing, dentistry, education, etc but chose to take this on for themselves. And while we love our jobs, and are so grateful for our respectable paycheques, life is not getting any cheaper. I am doing this to pay for the shameless things I love, my housecleaner, and my kids activities. Plus what other side gig allows me to hang out with some fabulous ppl and reconnect with old friends while helping them get the best skin of their lives?? This has turned into so much more for me. It has pushed me outside of my personal comfort zone. And i actually think i love the person i am today!! If this intrigues you at all, let me know. I am confident there will be no regrets!! #thinkwinwinwin #momguilt #balance #lifechangingskincare #housecleaner #mompreneur #investinyourself #personalgrowth #journey #selfdiscovery #yyc #yxe #yvr #dontwatchmejoinme
She wrapped her arms around me, kissed my nose and said “EW YOU’RE SWEATY!” And we laughed and laughed 😂😂😂 I may not be perfect, but I strive to be their example day in and day out. Scratch that- I AM their example (for better or for worse) because I’m who they see. So I’ll strive to make that example a good one 🙌🏼💖😍 - - - - - - - - - - #momlife #parenthood #parenting #busymomma #momma #myreasons #busymomlife #mixedemotions #meltdownsaremylife #lovesnuggles #selflovesaturday #onedayatatime #findthejoy #MyBodyRocks #peacemaker #momguilt #mommalife #lifeofamomma #leadbyexample #WORTHIT #recommit #igfitmoms #freshstart #betheexample #theylooktome
21 CENTURY DIGITAL BOY I’m not proud of giving the boy my phone at times. I can’t help it, sometimes I need a moment. I promise I don’t do it often. I also grapple with the fact that I am so attached to my phone and my children witness this. 😔 The shows I really like are Dinosaur Train and Octonauts. I’ve learned so much. Shows, I don’t like are Pokémon and most everything else, especially on YouTube. I do like the creativity of the Pokémon characters, but the show is awful. The toy reviews on YouTube kill me the most. Any suggestions that are educational and made well? #kids #mychildren #iphone #digital #togetherforever #together #siblings #brotherandsister #family #infant #home #chillin #noschool #freeday #momguilt #momlife #mom #tv #digital
#fbf Are you who you want to be? . It’s more than @switchfoot_ lyrics. #realtalk now: let me guess... you don’t feel good enough in some way, shape or form? . 1️⃣ Don’t blame yourself. Our culture drives on the fundamental notion of making people (moms included) feel less than so that they can sell their good, product or service and someone will buy it. If you didn’t think anything was wrong with you, some large corporations would cease to exist. Think on that... . 2️⃣ You don’t have to play by Society’s rules. Just because that’s the way the world works doesn’t mean that you’re powerless. I know it’s hard to go against the mainstream, but standing in your integrity and boldly being YOU is an act of rebellion. . 3️⃣ Think about your kids. Do you want your daughter to say to you one day, “Mommy, I confirmed to the world’s standards and I’m perfect.” HA! 😂Give me a break. NO! You want your child to conquer the world and be her own person. I pray my own daughter comes to me and says “Mommy I broke all the rules and I’m so happy!” . So lead by example. Get outside your comfort zone (ie stop following society’s norms and standards and boldly be YOU!) I know I know, easier said than done BUT... totes worth it!!! You got this! 👊🏻
Hey friends 👋 I wanted to introduce myself since I've never really done that before! Besides loving Jesus the next most important thing is that I've been married to my boo for 10 years 😻 and I'm the mom of a wild little princess (she was literally wearing a crown and waving a wand when I left home this morn 👑😂) Her name is Roosevelt, but we call her Rosie! . I'm the Founder & Executive Director of @thenetfw, an org that serves folks in poverty. . I'm passionate about seeing women and girls find freedom from sexual exploitation. . I'm learning the balance of being a working mom and fighting off #momguilt as someone in full time ministry. . My whole life is only made possibly by an amazing team of people, including my staff, our nanny, and a super supportive husband. . My husband @jameyice spent most of our marriage touring & traveling in a band called @greenriverordinance 🎸 . I used to be in an Christian comedy group, who went all around the country performing skits. This was before social media existed, thank goodness 😅 . I've traveled overseas 22 times but my two favorite cities I've been to was Marrakech in Morocco 🇲🇦 & Krabi in Thailand 🇹🇭 . I feel really weird wearing athletic or athleisure clothing. Maybe one day I'll value comfort and join the yoga pant revolution but I'm not there yet. 😜 . Nice to meet you!! ❤️❤️
You are amazing!
***MUM GUILT*** This is my first really personal blog post. I’m not sure whether it feels cathartic to put it “out there” for anyone to read or just a little bit terrifying. I hope some of you can relate, or will disagree, or have some opinion - I would love to hear your thoughts on your own personal experiences.
I know it’s a difficult skill to learn, but no one can read your mind (even your therapist 😊)
Mornings like this are hard. My 16mo old is still asleep, which is unusual for him. I know he needs the sleep, but I have to wake him to get ready for the day. He goes to daycare while my husband and I are at work. I hate waking him up before he’s ready! I wish I could let him sleep, but the day is calling. ☀️ . . . . . . . . . . #vet #veterinarian #veterinarytechnician #vetmom #momlife #momguilt #baby #toddler #letthemsleep
Sometimes I have total mom guilt (wife guilt too) about doing things for myself. I always think of other things I can be doing instead of exercising, meal prepping or going to my Jiujitsu classes. But do you know what? It's ok! It's ok to take time for yourself. I deserve it! You deserve it! Heck we work from sun up to sun down so it's absolutely 100 percent ok to take an hour for ourselves . I can tell a huge difference on days I don't take that time. If I don't get it I am stressed, grumpy, moody, I lose patience with my kiddos, I can't relax with the family and to be honest I'm not that fun to be around. And that's not how I want my boys or my husband to think of me as. I have found that I am a better mom and wife when I spend time working on myself. I am less stressed, more relaxed and just overall in a better mood. I am happy. All of which makes me more patient and attentive to my family. How do you take time for yourself and do you feel guilty for doing it? #healthy #happiness #stressfree #momguilt #loveyourself #healthylifestyle #beyourself #workinprogress #bettermom
......SWIPE LEFT..... I'm not winning any Mommy of the Year awards this winter because... my boys don't even have snow boots! Never got around to buying them this year. 😕🤦 I'm enjoying seeing their smiling faces in these sledding pics from a few years back, and wallowing in #momguilt .
Thankful for this man. It’s been a long week working with Deacon on sleeping with his siblings and not in our bed plus trying to wean him from nursing. But this guy right here has taken care of the sleepless nights and held me when I’ve broken down in tears. I’ve had hardcore #momguilt this week, and he’s held me tight throughout it all. Love you babe. @therealjaygill
Mommy doesn't feel guilty at all for working 52 hours so far this week. WHY DO YOU ASK? #homemade #lunchable #theyllprobablyhateit #oreos #wheatthins #akasweetthings 😂#organic #kinda #imposter #knockoff #pinterestfail #pickypicky #momlife #momguilt #badmom #working9to5 #andthensome #lawyering #lawyermom
My kids are off from school this week and while their other friends are off vacationing in Florida and the Bahamas they have been stuck at home while Momma works. I feel guilty...like.all.the.time. So today I decided to unplug and take them to one of our favorite places on earth, the arcade. We spent a few hours with friends trying to gather as many points as possible. We ended the day with many stuffed animals and prizes. It was an added bonus and so nice to come home to 4 sales on PoshMark and EBay. Thank you buyers 😘
#momshame Sound familiar? . I was on the playground one afternoon, getting ready to join my youngest in her classroom for the Mother's Day Tea Party. It was one of the MOST exciting times. I had been looking forward to it for WEEKS! I didn't spend much time at the school those days (and still don't these days). I was working full-time, the youngest was in daycare and they took care of pickup and drop off. (SHAME!!!!) Another mother looked at me and said, "Who ARE you? WHO do you BELONG to?" When someone else called her out for being a little rude she said, "Well, everyone here KNOWS who I am. Nobody knows HER." . Can you feel that? Can you feel your stomach getting queasy? Your heart starting to race a bit? Your eyes tearing up? You ears ringing a bit? The heat? Shrinking in who you are? Do you feel that? That's shame. And even to this day, when I think about this instance, I feel that shame. And when I see this mother TO THIS DAY, I feel that shame. (How's THAT for fucked up???) . In one second, another mother confirmed everything those "shame gremlins" had been saying to me for years: You aren't a good mother. You aren't present for your children. She doesn't get as much from you as the boys did. You shouldn't even be here.... Shame. . I don't know where it came from. Maybe I was born this way? But here's what I know: today, it doesn't really matter where it CAME from. What matter is what I DO with it. . Here's what I'm learning: many (most) of us have lived those moments at some point in time or another. One of the ways that we can work through this is by speaking it, honor it, recognizing it... So, today, I'm speaking my mom shame. And today, I am reminding myself that sometimes, I make bad decisions when it comes to being mom. I am not a bad mom. Guilt - I made a bad decision. Shame - I AM BAD. They're different things. They carry different weight. . Another way of learning shame resilience is by practicing empathy. SYMPATHY: Oh, you poor thing. I feel so bad for you. EMPATHY: I feel you. There's a difference. Sympathy feels shaming. Empathy feels like I've found my people. . Have you ever been mom shamed? Speak it below!
Everything can wait! That’s what I think some days when we get home from work and take an evening stroll! Taking time to enjoy the small moments has been so nice lately. . When I dropped Bates off at school for the first time after maternity leave, I cried like a baby wondering if working was the best idea. But now that we’ve been going for a while, I realize he’s learning more there than I could ever teach him on my own! . I’m grateful for his teachers and new friends. And his dance moves from music class! Plus, it makes the early mornings and time after work that much more intentional and sweet. . So if you’re a working mom, don’t let the #momguilt get you down. Every mom is busy, just in different ways! Sometimes you just have to say hang on world ✋ , we’ve got memories to make! #eveningstroll #workingmom #toddlerfun #ballinthefamily
😵 #momguilt One at lacrosse and one at swim, while I’m home with the fireplace and heater on. 45° seems too cold for practice! I’ll honor their requests, 🍕 for dinner, sweat pants and blankets on the couch for them when they walk in the door. #californiacold #feelslikeantarctica
Did y’all catch my ep today with the lovely @shanpfeifer ? It was such a goodie... we dive into the elusive social media issues around motherhood. To connect with more moms (like Shannan and others from the show), join my tribe at notthetypicalmomgroup.com 😊
He’s been cranky, sniffly, snuggly and just not himself for the past few weeks... and I’m feeling ALLLLL the momguilt for not realizing why before now 🤦🏼♀️ The two-year molar teething is REAL over here you guys. How did I not realize he had giant teeth pushing through his gums?! For the record, the only reason he’s smiling in this photo is because of what I’m holding in the next photo (swipe ➡️ to see my secret @babygourmetfoods teething weapon 😂) I’m sharing our new fave teething hacks on the blog, because if you’re living through this too then I want to share ALL the love!!! ❤️ #babygourmetpartner - - - #momguilt #teething #organicbaby #cdnblogsquad #momsofinstagram #teethingbaby
He brightens every room he walks in & even if no one is listening it won’t stop him from telling you his (and my) life story and wants to be instant BFF’s with every retiree and cashier at Target. Even when he’s living life with high fevers, a respiratory cough, and a double ear infection he’s going full speed and keeping me on my toes and laughing all day long. That’s why when I took him in to get checked out by his doc this morning and found out the long list of illnesses he has had going on, I had to stop myself from sitting in my car crying because how could I not have known?! Parenting is tricky and sometimes you feel like you failed your kiddo, but my goal for the rest of the week is to get my little guy back on the healthy track and reel in the guilt and swap it out with a plan of attack to get this guy on the mend. These are the things they can’t teach you in those maternity parenting classes and these are the things that keep us parents up at night questioning if we’re just failing completely. BUT, thank God for my intuition to get him checked out today, now all we can do is shower him with our love and give him all the hot wheels and snuggles his little heart can take this weekend because #momguilt Ohhhh if only parenting was as easy as I imagined it to be when I was raising a puppy 😬 (side note: for those of you who have never been to Salt Creek, this is not a real street, i might be crazy but I’m not nuts 👌)
Real talk. Sometimes when my husband goes away for a conference, I let my son eat on the couch while watching Charlie Brown with his eggs covered in ranch because he doesn’t like the “salad” (kale) in them. 😑 #survivalmode #singleparentlife #hampsterwheel #momguilt #donttelldad
To a few days ago when my baby was feeling better. I can’t help but to feel guilty. San Francisco was really cold and even though I know sickness is caused by germs not weather I can’t shake the feeling that she is sick because we decided to take a family trip. #ReasonIhaventPostedTripPhotos #MomGuilt
This week. This week my heart has been heavy for so many reasons. I've had my fair share of "mommy meltdowns", cried far more times than I smiled, missed every single one of my morning runs/workouts because I just wanted to stay in bed, second guessed decisions I've had to make, eaten more chocolate chip banana bread and chips and guacamole than I care to admit, and haven't tracked a single macro. • • This was supposed to be a stroller run but to be honest, I didn't have it in me to push 70 lbs for 40 mins. So this run was accompanied by my oldest baby, sitting on his beanbag in the garage with me playing on his iPad while the youngest napped. The old me would've had #momguilt up the wazoo. The current me, not a chance, because #selflove . ✌🏻 #youdoyou #ifmamaainthappyaintnobodyhappy #sayaprayerwhenyoufeellikecussing #perspective #runningtherapy #afternoonpickmeup #screentimeforthewin #keepinitreal #motherrunner #runyourway #eatprayrun #5ktraining
What’s your biggest lesson learned so far this year? I’ll go first in the comments.
I think the biggest struggle I have had since #babyjudah came has been #momguilt . Am I giving my kids enough attention? Are their little Love tanks full? Are they watching too much TV? Have I shown them Jesus today? These are some of the thoughts I fight through each day. Being a #momof4 and a dog spreads you thin. I'm learning to make the most of the moments I get with each of my babies. Today #malachijames and I jumped at the trampoline park, playing dodge ball and laughing! We loved every minute of it. #treasureeachmoment #boymom #momlife #momofboys #play #toddler #jump
The last few weeks have given me a crash course in Mom Guilt. Check out my latest post and let me know how you fight the Mom guilt and schedule in some 'me' time . . . #newblog #Newpost #momblog #momguilt #momsnightout #momsontheloose #mamablog #bloggermom #bloggingmama #mamablogger #momlife #metime #momtime #newbaby #newmom #momirl #motherhoodirl #momunplugged #dadsonduty #dontcallme
Literally beyond grateful for this guy today ❤️❤️ Yesterday I felt super emotional and just felt all the sad feels (except for when I got my hair done... that's when I was happy 😊) It was just one of those days where nothing was going right and everyone was cranky and I felt more and more #momguilt as the day went on. Anyways, @zbunk stepped in and watched the kids while I got pampered, came home from his work out early because there were 2 crying babies and 1 crying mom up in this place. #mommingforreal am I right??! THEN he took care of the baby all night for me and off to work at 5:30 AM he went . He's a total champion and life saver - #bestdadever And now, like a typical emotional postpartum woman , I feel great after crying for like 8ish hours haha. Comment "yep!" If you've ever had a night like mine lol
The #momguilt is REAL today! 😩 We had a super fun morning with our @fit4momlehighvalley friends, but I came home to another dog 💩 in the house, and my eye hurts. So I’m feeling whiney and vented on the blog. #thursdaytruth - do I love my baby enough? (Link in bio) https://beprettybusy.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/thursdaytruth-do-i-love-my-baby-enough/ #momlife #happybaby #rainyday #dogmom #fit4mom #thestruggle
Don’t be so hard on yourself we’re all trying our best 💜
What do you need? What do you need to create today?
I wouldn't call myself a super mom or super wife, but my husband does so I'm rolling with it 😜#thanksbabe . I read this quote and figured I'd share with all my fellow tired mama's: . “If you’re completely exhausted and don’t know how you’re going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day you’re probably a good parent.” -Bunmi Laditan . . . . . #tiredasamother #teamnosleep #3monthsold #2under3 #toddlermom #coffeefueledmom #supermom #superwife #rawmotherhood #realmotherhood #journeytomotherhood #momguilt
I have been racking my phone for the last three days trying to find a photo of myself to share. One goal of mine is to be in front of the camera more. Many photos that include me are all cell phone selfies, this photo being one of them. Sometimes a selfie just has to happen to freeze that one moment you never want to forget. • Another thing this year I am working on for myself is being more present. Working from home has many perks but it’s not always easy. My todo list grows and grows and sometimes I’m thinking of what I need to do for work rather than really listening and playing with my boys. For awhile it’s upset me for feeling that way. #momguilt is no joke! I am trying to find a balance between work and Family and slowly, I am getting there. I wouldn’t change anything in my life! I’m so blessed to have my family and my business and all of you, who are part of the Ali B Family. • The last two days here in #newengland have been gorgeous! The first nice day we got out of the house and enjoyed the beautiful weather at two different playgrounds and yesterday we went to the zoo! I sat for a moment watching Ethan play in the slide and savored this moment of Henry snuggling me. He is not a snuggle bug... that’s Ethan, so this photo #sefie means the world to me. We are content, happy to be outside this winter and loved. • I think we all needed these last few nice weather days. Less worry of what needs to be done for work, and more memories made with each other. • Motherhood has been by far the hardest journey I have ever been on, but because of my guys, I am constantly learning, growing with them and finding a balance. • Do you have any tips for moms on how to balance it all? Work, life, entrepreneurship? I want to hear from you!! Comment below your tips and tricks for enjoying the moments and getting through your todo list! 📝 . . . #entrepreneursofinstagram #entrepreneurslife #momboss #boymom #photographer #workfromhome #bostonweddingphotographer #capecodweddingphotographer #family #familyphotography #familyphotographer #napcp #napcpmember #babyofinstagram #childhood #childhoodunplugged #childhoodmemories #snuggle #savorthemoments #mommyandme #plymouth #instagood
Good afternoon Mums! This morning we had another successful meet-up at @agoyogabcn ! It was great to see Mums taking a #mument to relax and practice 🧘🏽♀️THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US! 🙌🏾 —————————————— Buenas tardes Mamis! Esta mañana hemos disfrutado de otro meet-up en @agoyogabcn tomando un #mumentsinculpa mientras practicamos yoga y relajamos un poco! 🧘🏼♀️ MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODAS POR PARTICIPAR! 🙌 #meetup #guitlfreetimeformums #zen #metime #motherhood #selfcare #momguilt #yogagoals #igersbcn #yogalover #mamas #madresreales
I post positive images of my son all the time ..those are the easy things to share ...it’s kind of hard to take a picture or video mid-tantrum and post it online. This morning got a little shaky ....tears..a FaceTime to dad and all ...but as soon as we got on the bus @citimedina sent me this screenshot of Jus and Mayor @rasjbaraka rasjbaraka from last night’s fireside chat @equalspaceco . I showed it to him , and his demeanor changed immediately. Even when you’re not acting right ..YOU’RE BRILLIANT. I always try to let him no that one moment or a few mistakes doesn’t have to determine your day. These super cute and curated mommy and me pics can make you feel alone and definitely doesn’t reflect all that parenthood entails , especially when you’re dealing with some behavioral issues at home. You’re NOT alone trust me ! Any other mommas dealing with or have dealt with that back talk and meltdowns from your tweenage son? How’d you deal with it? Lmk 😭 #motherh00d