#youredoinggreatmom photos & videos

7 hours ago

The bully in my head is back. 🙁⁣ ⁣ I made a parenting mistake the other day that welcomed the evil voice to take control. 📢⁣ ⁣ You’re not good enough for these kids. You’re a bad mom. Why aren’t you thriving like other moms? 🥺⁣ ⁣ So that is why I tell myself every day and with every post #youredoinggreatmom . I am talking to myself and to all the moms whoever doubt their worth. 👩‍👦‍👦⁣ ⁣ The more I say #youredoinggreatmom the more the bully is quieted and hopefully someday evicted. ❌⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #YOUREDOINGGREATMOM

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Generous Authority. Authority to move the party along, change the subject, force people out of their comfort zones, make intentional connections, etc. in order to facilitate connection. 🎉 ⁣ ⁣ This book challenges us to re-think how we host gatherings and create a real, purposeful intention behind each gathering. 🎈 ⁣ ⁣ I miss gathering and this book was hard for me to finish because I kept planning parties in my head based off her suggestions. 🥂 ⁣ ⁣ Here’s a reminder to you - use your authority generously and help people connect (especially virtually )! 👩‍💻 Check out my September book summaries in my stories! What should I read next?? #youredoinggreatmom #bookstagram #booksummaries #theartofgathering

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4 days ago

You know how 6 weeks post partum my doc said I was cleared for exercise?⁣ ⁣ Crazy. I did not feel ready. In fact I felt pressured to be ready. 👎⁣ ⁣ But today! Today, almost 5 months postpartum I feel ready. I feel a sense of recovery from pregnancy and birth. 🤗⁣ ⁣ I think my body is strong enough to plank, stretch, sweat. 💦⁣ ⁣ But not jump. I don’t think I will be jumping for a very long time. 😂 #youredoinggreatmom #4 .5monthspostpartum #strength

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4 days ago

MOM Prints. 1st Round. #screenprinting #tshirts #tshirtdesign #sweatshirt #handmade (really ) #custommade #firstsmallcollection #springsummerfallwinter #YoureDoingGreatMOM #xMOMx #widerrelease #soon . follow to see what will come next . Big love

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6 days ago

My surge capacity is low. 🔌 ⁣ ⁣ Thank you Brene Brown for sharing Tara Haelle’s research on how we have made it through the adrenaline rush of a pandemic and now we have hit a wall. ⁣ ⁣ WOW. I feel this. You do too, huh?⁣ ⁣ This is a photo of me from 6 months ago. The past 6 months have required just so much from me. I managed my final few month of pregnancy 🤰, learned to work from home 👩‍💻, loss child care🧑‍🏫, gave birth 👶 , adapted to being a mom of 2 👩‍👦‍👦, went back to work 👩‍💻, and traded in sleep💤 for my healthy baby all while the world collapsed around me.⁣ ⁣ Creative outlets have been one of the best ways to keep people moving forward. And for me, that has been this Instagram page. This Instagram page has connected me with so many interesting people, gave me creative ways to share my truth, and ultimately built a community.⁣ ⁣ Thank you!⁣ ⁣ Friends, your surge capacity is low 🔌. What is your creative outlet to recharge?⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom

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2 weeks ago

Got a little self care in last night. Like most new moms I’m still trying to find a balance. It just doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in the day. With the 24 that we’re given I just want to use them all to soak up every minute with my sweet girl. However deep down I know to be the best mom I can be, I need to take some time for myself. Lord knows I’ve been told that by some pretty good Momma’s. My me time yesterday was a mini workout. Some days it’s putting strawberry lemonade into a cup, driving to target for a pick up order while listening to my favorite podcast. Try to remember to extend grace to yourself. Not just us Mom’s but us all as humans. Take a moment to pour into you. What is your idea of self care?! • • • • • • • • • • #extendgrace #youredoinggreat #selfcare #momblog #lifestyleblog #discoverunder5k #discoverunder1k #discoverunder500 #momworkout #newblogger #findingbalance #youredoinggreatmom #newmom #motherhoodunite

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2 weeks ago

How are you? Fine.👎 My friend @mckenna__knapp asks what are 5 words to describe your heart right now. I love it. ❤️ So the next time someone asks me “How are you?” I will tell them 5 words to describe my heart. This will let me be honest, open, and build trust with people in my community. So, how am I? 🤍overwhelmed 🧡tired 💛reflective 💚proud 💙hopeful Happy Friday friends! How are you?💕 #youredoinggreatmom #4monthsold #workinglikeamother #connection #feelings

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2 weeks ago

I ❤️ when this girl is around! My own personal trainer/cheerleader. Finished up the last core and amrap day for MBFA!!! Day 18/21! Nearing the end and planning my next challenge 🤔 #happyfriday #amrap #mbfa #strongmama #keepgoingmama #youredoinggreatmom #loveher #teachemyoung 💪

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2 weeks ago

Q has a cold and a stuffy nose. 🤒 Which means the poor baby can’t sleep. 💤 ⁣ ⁣ Do you want in on our happy marriage at 3a with no sleep?⁣ ⁣ Me - You’re rocking him wrong!⁣ Nick - You put him down too soon!!⁣ Me - Why do I have to be the one to breast feed!!!⁣ Nick - We are never going to sleep again!!!!⁣ Me - I am the MVP of the night. You need to acknowledge that!!!!!⁣ Nick - Shhh. I have to wake up in 90 minutes!!!!!!⁣ ⁣ Both of us lose. 👎⁣ ⁣ Luckily, I know our love is not fragile and our marriage is stronger than this year of no sleep.💚💙⁣ ⁣ Anyone else know the midnight struggle? #youredoinggreatmom #4monthold #nosleep #marriage

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3 weeks ago

Family vacation to Lake Las Vegas! Such a special weekend connecting with my family. Didn’t drink, gamble, stay out late, or wear uncomfortable heels - but I still feel hungover! C’mon Vegas! How do you do that? These kids worked me all day and night! #youredoinggreatmom

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3 weeks ago

Here is healthy Q and me at his 4 month check-up. 👩‍⚕️ The invisible work load of a mom is real. You know, the work that goes unseen and unpaid but is vital for the function of a family and society? Today I: 🍼Prepared lunches, bottles, and snacks. 🥼 Took Q to his 4 month doctor appointment 👩‍⚕️ Scheduled doctors appointment for me and Hayden 📱 Called my health insurance to understand a mistake in their billing 🥛 Pumped lots of milk. 🛒 Ordered groceries online 🖊 Completed preschool paperwork 🚗 Dropped off and picked up kids at day care Oh, and tended to all the needs and demands of my job, of course. 👩‍💻 I don’t mean to complain, become a martyr, or even request help at this point. In fact, most of these responsibilities I enjoy. I simply have to name it, to tame it. #youredoinggreatmom #invisiblework #workinglikeamother

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4 weeks ago

Quinn is 4 months! He is observant and chill. He is starting to find his voice and occasionally adds to the conversation with adorable babbling. He is a horrible night sleeper, so good thing he is so darn cute. We love him with all our hearts and are really finding our groove as a family of 4. #youredoinggreatmom #4monthsold

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4 weeks ago

Yesterday, Nick worked 9 hours on a Saturday which meant I was in charge of my kiddos all day. He came home from his exhausting day and I felt equally exhausted. I was feeling down on myself. Why is it so hard for me to spend a full day with my boys? Why do I get so overwhelmed? Why do I feel so depleted? Nick told me all parents feel that way. 🤔 Aha! I forgot. It’s easy to forget that when you’re bombarded with messages of how easy, beautiful, and flawless motherhood is. Raise your hand 🙋‍♀️ if you feel exhausted after a day of parenting? Help me and all the other mommas know that they are doing great. #youredoinggreatmom #workinglikeamother

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4 weeks ago

Happiness is a fleeting emotion 🕰. If my goal is to always be happy, I will be disappointed. But if I know life will present challenges, make me sad, cause anger, AND bring joy, then I will be satisfied with life. Thanks @generouschange for sharing this idea on your podcast. 🎧 ⁣ ⁣ So what do I want for my children 👩‍👦‍👦? It’s not happiness. I know read that again. I don’t wish a lifetime of happiness for my children.⁣ ⁣ I want love for them 💙💚– love from others and, most importantly, love from themselves. With love, they can celebrate their times of happiness and accept the challenges and the pain of being human. ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #happiness #workingmom #boymom

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5 weeks ago

Get to work 👩‍💼⁣ Answer 2 emails👩‍💻⁣ Pump 🥛⁣ Store breastmilk 🍼⁣ Clean pumping parts 🧼 ⁣ Answer 2 emails 👩‍💻⁣ Pump🥛⁣ Store breastmilk🍼⁣ Clean pumping parts🧼⁣ Answer 2 emails👩‍💻⁣ Pump 🥛⁣ Store breastmilk🍼⁣ Clean pumping parts🧼⁣ Go home👩‍👦‍👦⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #workingmom #breastfeeding #pumpingmom #pumping

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last month

I love you always forever Near and far closer together Everywhere I will be with you Everything I will do for you 🎶 #youredoinggreatmom #3yearsold

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You're just too good to be true Can't take my eyes off of you You'd be like heaven to touch I wanna hold you so much At long last love has arrived And I thank God I'm alive You're just too good to be true Can't take my eyes off of you #youredoinggreatmom #3monthsold

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These boys make me want to sing!!! 🎼 A distinct song just came out of my mouth when I hushed them to sleep for the first time. For Hayden it was “I love you always forever” and for Q it was “Can’t take my eyes off of you”. 🎶 And now those two songs are forever their songs. I sing it to them every night and blare it around the house when we have family dance parties. These are songs are magic to me. #youredoinggreatmom

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Damn, what a year of transition - watching my body grow 🤰, giving birth🤱, learning to care for two littles 👩‍👦‍👦, and then back to work👩‍💻.⁣ ⁣ The 5th trimester is just another period in a working mom’s life where she needs to establish new routines, make hard decisions, and find herself for her children. Heck!, most babies aren’t even sleeping through the night when women enter back into the workforce. Mine isn’t!⁣ ⁣ So how can we make it work? This book walks through the following: ⁣ ⁣ ❤️ Childcare – Nanny, daycare, family or something in between. Lots of interesting perspectives in this book to make the right decision for you.⁣ 🧡Career engagement – so many women lean out of the workforce during the 5th trimester because it is just so hard! Give it 6 months before you make any decisions in this highly turbulent state.⁣ 💛Pumping – Feeding your baby is a full time job! How to make it work with helpful clothes, refrigeration, productivity models, etc. ⁣ 💚Advocacy – Advocate for your needs with your employer, partner, and family as you kick-ass in your career and raise your sweet baby.⁣ ⁣ Thank you @stephaniezavos and @mckenna__knapp for sharing this book with me! 📚 The rest of my book summaries are in my stories today. ⁣ ⁣ What should I read next? #youredoinggreatmom #5thtrimester #selfdevelopment #bookstagram #booksummaries

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My parents had a 2 hour commute ONE WAY every day for work during my childhood. 🚗 They dropped off their hearts and pursued their careers. It is utterly unbelievable the sacrifice they made to excel in their careers and have affordable housing. They made it work. 👩‍💻👨‍💻⁣ ⁣ When I pull up to my workplace, I see the cars with car seats, middle school honor roll stickers, and minivans. 🚙 All these parents dropped off their hearts, too, and are making it work. 👩‍💼👨‍🔬🧑‍🚀🧑‍✈️⁣ ⁣ And then there are the amazing heroes without childcare, assisting with online learning, while working from home… making it work.👩‍💻👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👦‍👦⁣ ⁣ Parents are amazing. Because they just make it work.⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #workingmom #workingparents #makeitwork

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Separation anxiety 👩‍👦‍👦⁣ ⁣ We see it in our kids all the time. But we as mothers can experience it too. 🤱 ⁣ ⁣ Our bonds with our kids are so strong that it’s easy to abandon our own needs of freedom, fun, and friendship. 👎⁣ ⁣ I must advocate and prioritize myself just like I do for my boys. 👶👦⁣ ⁣ I have amazing friends reaching out to me, pulling me out of the maternity leave isolation, and delivering me to fun and friendships. 👙 💃🏻 🍹 ⁣ ⁣ Cheers to my first night away from Q this weekend. You’re doing great, Dad!!⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #staycation #workingmom #separationanxiety #selfcare

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At work, I feel the pressure to show up for everything. That my presence is needed. That I am the only one who can do it. 👩‍💼⁣ ⁣ But then, you go on maternity leave for 12 weeks to see that everything ran smoothly while you were out. People were granted new responsibilities and exceeded at those opportunities. New ideas were produced without your input and they were GOOD ideas!👏⁣ ⁣ It is humbling to know that the world keeps spinning without you. It is also relieving to know that other people share in the responsibility. 👩‍💻⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #workingmom #returnity #maternityleave

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Being a mother is by far the most important role I have been given. To think that God would trust me with these beautiful humans to raise. That he trusts me, ME, to make decisions about what they eat, how they sleep, who they play with, what they play with, where they go to school, IF THEY GO TO SCHOOL, and the list goes on and on. . . It’s overwhelming. Sometimes I wonder if I’m “screwing them up” and I assure you, I am. But I am screwing then up in the perfect way that God knows about and has planned for. . . I think it’s impossible to not screw up your kids in some way. It’s just a matter of how bad I think. . . So rest assured new mom, you are definitely screwing up your kid in some way and that’s ok. Keep trying your best, loving them hard and praying for them even harder. God is the ultimate father and will pick up our slack. . . . . . . . . . . . #momfail #momming #momtips #mommingishard #mommingishardaf #monmingishardwork #momlife #monsofinstagram #travelmom #momoflittles #babywearing #momthoughts #momthoughtsoftheday #itsokmom #momsarethebest #doyourbestmom #youredoinggreatmom #goodjobmom #momtogether #mommingtogether #momswhosupportmoms #momswhoinspire #moms

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Monday morning. ⁣ ⁣ I turned off the tv “time to go!”😃⁣ ⁣ Hayden threw a tantrum started crying. 🤬⁣ ⁣ Then looked at his brother and said “oh my cuteness. Look at him in his star PJs! Take a picture of us, mom!”🥰⁣ ⁣ Tantrum over, my heart filled. We took a picture and happily got in the car. Seriously, this NEVER happens. Getting in the car is usually a 20 minute activity. ⁣ ⁣ I am open to receive universe!⁣ ⁣ Wishing you all the good energy this Monday morning!!⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #workingmom #mondaymotivation #mondaymorning #boymom

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You know what working full time and childcare gave us back?⁣ ⁣ Weekends!!! We have weekends again. Distinct days to focus on family, home, and fun. ⁣ ⁣ The days no longer blur together in confusion and frustration for me. I miss my kids and love spending the weekend with them. ⁣ ⁣ Here are a few unspectacular and totally wonderful snapshots of our Saturday. #youredoinggreatmom #weekend #boymom #workingmom #workinglikeamother

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Who doesn’t love amazon prime? 💁🏻‍♀️ That 2 day shipping stuff is awesome! 🚚 It’s convenient, I get it. But not everything in this world is worth getting it fast 💨 ⠀ I’ve done 6 week programs that require diets/eliminating food groups in order to get fast results. I’ve WON the challenges 🏆 and gotten my money back. But you know what else I got back— The weight 😩 And not just in those programs, in ANY quick fix weight loss solution stuff! Pills, miracle shakes, yo-yo diets/trending diets. ⠀ For many years the weight ALWAYS came back. And that kind of stuff really messed with mental health. ⠀ Sure, it’s great because it works fast but wouldn’t you rather do something that is not restricting you from your favorite foods/treats and fuels your body with natural energy (food )? Not to mention you will be healthier than ever! ⠀ That’s what I do now. Sure it’s taken me a little longer to loose the weight but the point is that I’m loosing the weight and I’m not gaining double or triple the weight back. I’m more energetic than ever! And best of all, I am 100% guilt free when I eat French fries 🍟, chocolate 🍫, or pizza 🍕! ⠀ This process should be ENJOYABLE and SUSTAINABLE. And when you’re ready to take that step into food freedom, I’ll be here to help you get started ❤️ you know how to reach me 📧 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #MomInspiration #YoureDoingGreatMom #GlassesProblems #weightlossJourney #StayAtHomeMom #StrongerEveryday #HealthyChocolateLover #4YearOldGirl #microshadingbrows #12MonthOldBaby #SpanishSpeakingmom#DoItForYou #GainMuscle #HealthyLifesyle #PostPartumWeightLoss #BilingualLatina #MexicanMom #MuscleGains #InlandEmpire #SweetTooth #LatinaMom #MindsetChange #WeightLossMotivation #Discipline #ChildDevelopmentMajor #LatinaBosses #MomBoss #StayAtHomeMom

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I left my office on March 6 for a business trip to SF and never returned. ✈️⁣ ⁣ Today I walked back on campus for the first time in over 5 months.⁣ ⁣ Here are a few of my working-mom observations:⁣ ⁣ ☀️ I need adult interaction. Greeting people in the hall with masks on felt so good.⁣ 👿 Pumping is hard and annoying. Pumping is significantly easier when working from home.⁣ ☀️I felt a bit of CHARGE working in my office. I wasn’t distracted by kids or reminders of kids like laundry, dishes, meal prep, etc.⁣ 👿The commute adds on a lot of time - time away from my littles. Even with no traffic (thank you COVID ) it will take some getting used to rescheduling in my commute.⁣ ☀️Even with no students on campus, there is something magical about a college campus.⁣ ⁣ My office is a little reminder of who I was 5 months ago, a pregnant mom of 1. I need to revamp it to make it conducive for a boss-lady, breast-pumping, mom of 2.⁣ ⁣ But my office is also a reminder of who I used to be. Hustling, creative, energized. It felt good to be this person again, too.⁣ ⁣ Almost done and I’m ready to run as fast as I can to my babies! 👦👶🏃‍♀️ ⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #workingmom #returntooffice #masksup

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My tiny tiny baby is a chunky 3 month old! He started daycare this month and I went back to work. Luckily his care givers say he is the chillest baby - which I knew 🥰. It doesn’t take much to make this cutie smile and his favorite toy is a rattling turtle. We are entering level 8 of jumanji 2020 this month, and Q thinks this world is normal! #youredoinggreatmom #3monthsold #2020 #workingmom

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My parents came to the U.S illegally at one point to find something better. As many of our parents did. They wanted a better life for their family. So, now, I will look for 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 and 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 opportunities as well. Because they are there. We just choose to block them out a lot of times because of what “society” has to say about them. ⠀ We are our biggest obstacle. We fear something and retreat before we even give it a chance. We automatically 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚 what something will be. All because we don’t want to come out of where we are comfortable. Because it is much more comfortable to stay where we are at than work to achieve even more.... ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #MomInspiration #YoureDoingGreatMom #GlassesProblems #weightlossJourney #StayAtHomeMom #StrongerEveryday #HealthyChocolateLover #4YearOldGirl #microshadingbrows #12MonthOldBaby #SpanishSpeakingmom#DoItForYou #GainMuscle #HealthyLifesyle #PostPartumWeightLoss #BilingualLatina #MexicanMom #MuscleGains #InlandEmpire #SweetTooth #LatinaMom #MindsetChange #WeightLossMotivation #Discipline #ChildDevelopmentMajor #LatinaBosses #MomBoss #StayAtHomeMom

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Llamada de 30 minutos hoy con algunas #JefasLatinas Que están listas para ganar más que lo que ganamos hoy en nuestro día de paga 😉 ⠀ Yo por lo personal estoy súper contenta que me pagaron hoy! Con ese dinero ahora puedo comprarle nuevos Zapatos a Jasmin y más maquillaje para cuando voy a trabajar de Mariachi! Y aún me sobra para agregarle un poco mas al pago de la renta! Porque si, aunque vivo con mis papás, aún tengo que pagar renta! ⠀ Y tú para cuando te unirás en estas platicas con nosotros?? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #MomInspiration #YoureDoingGreatMom #GlassesProblems #weightlossJourney #StayAtHomeMom #StrongerEveryday #HealthyChocolateLover #4YearOldGirl #microshadingbrows #12MonthOldBaby #SpanishSpeakingmom#DoItForYou #GainMuscle #HealthyLifesyle #PostPartumWeightLoss #BilingualLatina #MexicanMom #MuscleGains #InlandEmpire #SweetTooth #LatinaMom #MindsetChange #WeightLossMotivation #Discipline #ChildDevelopmentMajor #LatinaBosses #MomBoss #StayAtHomeMom

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Quien dice que las que usamos talla Large o Grande, no tenemos una vida saludable o un peso saludable? ⠀ Después de mi embarazo yo quede como talla XL y ahora, estoy más cerca a mi meta y yo necesito usar talla L. Y en blusas apenitas me quedan bien las M. Pero eso no quiere decir que no estoy bien de salud! ⠀ En enero/Febrero de este año mis niñas se enfermaron horrible. Luego se enfermó mi papá y siguió mi mamá y al último mi esposo. Dolor de huesos, tos que no se les iba y un leve resfriado. En el mariachi mis compañeros también se enfermaron igual. Y Carina, 🤷🏻‍♀️ yo bien Gracias. Al rededor de gente enferma pero yo nunca me enferme. Lo cual no era así antes de cambiar a hábitos más saludables. ⠀ Justo antes de que comenzara la pandemia, fui a hacerme estudios anuales con mi doctora y su comentario fue, “Todo esta estupendo, lo que sea que estás haciendo sigue haciéndolo porque tus estudios regresaron todos magníficos.” ⠀ Pero mi peso hasta la fecha no a sido menos de 157 libras y mi talla de ropa no baja de L/M. ⠀ Así que no, la talla de ropa en si no determina si estás bien de salud o no. Tú forma de vivir y la energía que tienes día a día lo determina más. ⠀ Y también por esto puedo realizar muchísimas tareas al día que muchos me dicen que como lo hago todo? Pues tengo la energía. Gracias a mi alimentación. Cual NO ES PERFECTA. Y nunca lo será. Pero esta bien porque aún así estoy saludable ☺️ Ahora si, como diría mi mamá “Gracias a Dios!” ⠀ Si, gracias a que Dios puso a una persona en mi camino que me puso a reflexionar y a tomar acción de hacer cambios! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #MomInspiration #YoureDoingGreatMom #GlassesProblems #weightlossJourney #StayAtHomeMom #StrongerEveryday #HealthyChocolateLover #4YearOldGirl #microshadingbrows #12MonthOldBaby #SpanishSpeakingmom#DoItForYou #GainMuscle #HealthyLifesyle #PostPartumWeightLoss #BilingualLatina #MexicanMom #MuscleGains #InlandEmpire #SweetTooth #LatinaMom #MindsetChange #WeightLossMotivation #Discipline #ChildDevelopmentMajor #LatinaBosses #MomBoss #StayAtHomeMom

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7 hours ago

The bully in my head is back. 🙁⁣ ⁣ I made a parenting mistake the other day that welcomed the evil voice to take control. 📢⁣ ⁣ You’re not good enough for these kids. You’re a bad mom. Why aren’t you thriving like other moms? 🥺⁣ ⁣ So that is why I tell myself every day and with every post #youredoinggreatmom . I am talking to myself and to all the moms whoever doubt their worth. 👩‍👦‍👦⁣ ⁣ The more I say #youredoinggreatmom the more the bully is quieted and hopefully someday evicted. ❌⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #YOUREDOINGGREATMOM

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May 2020

⁠ Lately, I’ve been feeling like a failure as a mom. ⁠ ⁠ As a parent, you’re already holding a lot. ⁠ It’s a ton of responsibility, ⁠ filled with moments of ⁠ exhilaration and exhaustion ⁠ and every emotion in between. ⁠ ⁠ Especially with quarantine, ⁠ you’re with each other 24-7, ⁠ with no help or outlet. ⁠ ⁠ You’re feeling the squeeze ⁠ of trying to BE ALL TO ALL. ⁠ ⁠ It’s a heightened time ⁠ where you’re easily triggered. ⁠ ⁠ When I cook food for my toddler, ⁠ just to watch her throw it on the ground, ⁠ I feel disrespected. ⁠ ⁠ When she has a tantrum, ⁠ I’m triggered because I feel shame ⁠ that I’m a bad parent. ⁠ ⁠ Even though I love my daughter, ⁠ sometimes I feel resentment and ⁠ yearn for space from her, ⁠ which brings up a ton of #momguilt . ⁠ ⁠ Hunter’s expressing herself ⁠ with the appropriate emotional intelligence ⁠ of a 1.5 years old. ⁠ ⁠ Triggers are our teachers. ⁠ ⁠ I’m judging her actions ⁠ through my own lens ⁠ of expectations and criticism. ⁠ ⁠ Hunter teaches me daily ⁠ that the real journey of motherhood ⁠ is to go inward ⁠ to awaken my own #consciousness ⁠ to heal my own wounds, ⁠ so I can show up as my best self, ⁠ from a place of love and compassion, ⁠ for her ⁠ and for myself. ⁠ ⁠ She teaches me to be ⁠ fully present in the moment. ⁠ ⁠ Children cry when they’re upset, ⁠ whine when they’re tired, ⁠ laugh when they’re amused, ⁠ dance like no one’s watching, ⁠ play from a place of curiosity without agenda. ⁠ ⁠ They don’t hold grudges ⁠ or hold onto storylines. ⁠ ⁠ They are completely ⁠ open and honest. ⁠ ⁠ We could learn a lot from our children. ⁠ ⁠ She teaches me ⁠ to not take things so personally, ⁠ or seriously, ⁠ to whole heartedly love myself ⁠ and be free… ⁠ to be me. ⁠ ⁠ And when frustrated, ⁠ just dance! ⁠ ⁠ What is your child teaching you? ⁠ . ⁠ . ⁠ #youredoinggreatmom #motherhoodunpluggged #momlife #realmom #babygirl #momandbaby #momselflove #consciousparenting #gentleparenting #mommyandme #momblogger #momlifebelike #motherhoodrising #motherhoodlens #motherhoodmoments #thegentleparent #mothersday #yogamom @lululemon

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I did it. ⁣ ⁣ Released control⁣ Accepted⁣ Was scared ⁣ And brave⁣ ⁣ I gave birth during a global pandemic.⁣ With masks on our face.⁣ Without grandparents in the waiting room.⁣ With the economy shutdown.⁣ Without in-person birthing classes.⁣ With plenty of uncertainty.⁣ ⁣ We did it, Q. ⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #birthstory #momof2

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May 2020

Your Birth Story, Quinn 🤍⁣ ⁣ At 3:30pm I was unsure if my water broke or the weight of the pregnancy finally broke my bladder. An hour later I confirmed with myself that my water really did break, just slowly. This is exactly what I had been hoping for!⁣ ⁣ By 6:30p we were admitted to the hospital where I smiled fully and your dad paced.⁣ ⁣ I was disappointed that my body wasn’t showing signs of labor on its own, but was also too impatient and excited to wait any longer for you. By 10p and no signs of labor, I was hooked to pitocin to induce labor. ⁣ ⁣ By 2a I was exhausted and still showing no signs of labor. ⁣ ⁣ But at 3:00a almost a full 12 hours after my water broke, I felt the excruciating pain of active labor contractions and immediately begged for the epidural. ⁣ ⁣ Then your heart beat slowed down and 5 nurses rushed into the room. They all shouted orders, asked for tools, called for certain drugs. I screamed in pain asking what was going on and still demanding the epidural. ⁣ ⁣ They positioned me in the best spot for your heart and gave me a shot to slow down contractions. I was paralyzed by the pain and could not move. ⁣ ⁣ The anesthesiologists attempted to insert the epidural on my back 3 times without success. Once your heart beat showed signs of recovery, I sat up for the epidural to be inserted correctly on the 4th try.⁣ ⁣ I was exhausted from the pain, lack of sleep, and fear of your health that fluttered the room. With the medicine finally calming the pain, I resigned to sleep. ⁣ ⁣ At 4a I woke up to the nurse informing me it was time to push. I was 10 cm dilated and you were ready. ⁣ ⁣ Daddy took one leg, nurse Savannah took the other and we pushed for an hour before you made your entrance into the world. ⁣ ⁣ I cried, no I bawled. Here you were. Just a figment of my imagination and suddenly you were real. In my arms. The completion of our family. ⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #birthstory #oneweekold #momof2

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May 2020

Here I am. On my due date. 🤰⁣ ⁣ 3 weeks ago I was told any day now. So I quickly organized work responsibilities for my absence. 👩‍💻⁣ ⁣ 2 weeks ago I was told this would be the week I would meet my baby. So I told my parents to get ready to drive to Arizona. 🚗⁣ ⁣ 1 week ago I was told there was no way I would see my due date. So I stayed up every night listening for any signs of labor. 🌙 ⁣ ⁣ And here I am. On my due date. Still waiting. ⁣ ⁣ Happy cinco de taco Tuesday due date! 🌮 🍺🤱⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #40weekspregnant #patience #pregnant #duedate

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May 2020

"I get to model to my girls what it means to be a strong woman. They see me day in and day out working hard doing something I love and investing in something I’m passionate about.” - Sara Hall, Pro ASICS runner This Sunday, we celebrate the women who inspire us to keep moving and find new strength. Happy Mother's Day. #TogetherWeMove #youredoinggreatmom

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Apr 2020

At this point in my pregnancy, I’m expected to gain a pound a week. 🤰⁣ ⁣ But I’m an overachiever, I’m going for 2 pounds a week. 👍🏽⁣ ⁣ Emotional eating is approved during COVID-19 and pregnancy. 🥣 It’s a fact. ⁣ ⁣ #youredoinggreatmom #34weekspregnant #emotionaleating

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