When you got home from work and this was cooked and served by your own kids. Thanks Vicky 💋❤ 😌😇
This girl and I bed share and honestly, I love it. I love snuggling her at night, and it’s really great for breastfeeding. She won’t always want to be in my bed, so I cherish it wholeheartedly, and don’t care who judges. 🤷🏻♀️ (and my husband is super amazing and supportive of this.)
But now that she is actively crawling, sitting up from laying down like she’s been doing it her whole life, and today started pulling up nonstop on things to stand, my sleep quality is less because my mama instincts have me worrying!
We recently took her crib rail off and slid her crib next to our bed, but our bed sits too high off the ground for the two to be even with one another. She has really enjoyed being in there next to the bed - but only for play. I am still trying to figure out this transition. For now, it’s a safe place for her to land should she roll, but I tend to keep her between my husband and I for safety.
. 🦉 Also, those who use the @owletcare
monitor, at which age did you stop using it?
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Sooo I was tagged by a fellow mama, @timea.d.photo
to participate in #funfactfriday
! First thing I thought was uhhhhhhhh, what the heck can I share? I’m not that interesting. 🙈 A n y w a y, one fact I think is kinda cool was that I wanted to be a police officer! After high school, I took Criminal Justice courses at college and...the rest of the story I’ll save for another day lol. I was actually inspired by a field trip to the San Antonio Police Academy. Can you imagine though? Me as a police woman! 👮♀️✨
Share a fun fact about yourself mama! 🧡
My beach bum makes EVERYTHING more magical! My heart is so grateful for my family on this fun trip! Thanks daddy for taking us!
Arabella is always trying to hold LJ’s hand while they’re out walking and he’s not really too interested. But when he takes off on his own, she’s always behind him cheering him on. “Yay LJ! I’m so proud of you!” ❤️❤️❤️
Such a blessing to va e these beautiful eyes staring back at me every day! #blessedmama
Make it happen.
Nothing special about me.
I’m no different than any of YOU.
Today I got to meet 4 of our amazing super trainers, have a brief conversation with each of them and give them all a big hug. As I stood in line waiting for this private meet and greet (that I earned ) It became very surreal. A few months ago on our Mexico trip I had the opportunity to earn this as well but I didn’t . I had no one but myself to blame and instead of beating myself up about it I used it as fuel to MAKE IT HAPPEN in the month of May so I could stand here today.
You see me as this happy, confident girl killing goals and making dreams a reality but you don’t know that I face fears every single day. I once lived in fear of the opinions of others , of doubt , insecurities , worry and regret. I put people (who do what I do now) on a pedestal and told myself (that could never be me!) but I STOPPED. Why??? Because it can be me. My team and I are 4 weeks away from reaching a huge team goal AND EVEN today I sit here with a little doubt, fear and worry but I kill all that with belief , confidence and an I CAN attitude .
So now I want to ask you, WHY NOT YOU?!?!
Oh goodness I heart that smile! ❤️ 😊
But for real! 🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️
My little cutie is 3 months old today!! Look at that little smile😍 See my latest blog post (link in bio) for a little update, and to discover what sport it is that she LOVES to watch on TV with Grandpa😊 #threemonthsold
This morning I was in a MOOD!! Lately I have felt like I have zero control in my life and what’s happening around me. I’ve been all the craziness get to me and this morning I had had enough.
I pushed play on one of the tougher workouts and I just needed a good release. A good sweat sesh to release my negative energy and get those endorphins flooding. There was sweat and a tear or two shed and I pushed myself. I had control of my thoughts and my body.
Finding balance in life is HARD! Especially when your feel like your drowning. Overwhelmed and not sure where to pick up the pieces! Does this resonate with anyone else? I dropped off Paxten came home and re-centered my body and mind. Working out doesn’t just help you loose weight, it helps you refocus and find that balance.
Something we focus on in my groups every month. I have 4 spots left and there’s still time to join us as we kick off Monday! Shoot me a message to claim your spot or just for more info! Now to go slay this day 💖
Blame or Responsibility? 🤔🤔🤔 🙄 I hear it all, every day....... I’m too busy to focus on my health.
I have no money.
My job is stressing me out.
I have to take care of my parents.
I have too many social events to eat right.
My husband doesn’t support me.
The list goes on and on..... 🤷♀️ Blame is a habit!
It’s a way of justifying excuses and It holds you in victim mentality!😳 🙋♀️ Responsibility is recognizing what is happening and figuring out what to do about it!!👍 🙌 Taking responsibility is empowering and also gives you control to achieve what you desire!!💃 👏👏 No one and not one thing can make you feel a certain way or act a certain way....Only YOU have control of how you act or feel!!👍 💪 Taking control of your health will allow you to WIN in life, on all levels and in every area!!💪 👍 Including stopping the blame and taking responsibility🤷♀️ And I promise you, taking responsibility feels a heck of a lot better than blaming!!😜 💪 #TakeResponsibility
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Last weekend I did something that never thought I would do. .
At not even 4 weeks postpartum, I put on one of my bathing suits and went to the pool with my family.
And by went to the pool, I mean I actually swam too 😉 I didn’t sit on a chair in my cover up.
Was I a bit self conscious? ABSOLUTELY!! I had a baby 4 weeks ago.
I have varicose veins that are still receding.
My legs and butt are a bit more dimpled than the last time my swimsuit was worn.
And my bottoms were a bit cheekier than I normally would wear (not by my choice!). But you know what is really cool in this whole situation?
I got to play with my 5 year old and 2.5 year old in the water; I didn’t spectate from the sidelines.
And you know what my kids will remember about this summer? ➡️➡️ that their Mommy played with them, taught them how to blow bubbles,and caught them at every jump.
The cheekier bottoms, dimples, and varicose veins? Yeah, my kids could care less about those 💁🏼♀️ Mamas, your kids don’t care what you look like in your bathing suit; they aren’t going to look back and even remember what color it was.
But they WILL remember the memories built.
Stop spectating due to being self conscious.
ENJOY those beautiful babies ❤️
Momma has a day off today and in three hours I watched a movie, worked out, had a snack, cried on the floor to worship songs and did a mud mask. I call that a successful morning.
I’m one of those moms who need some breathing time to function properly or I feel like I’m shutting down. Sometimes a guilty feeling creeps it’s way in. But, I push it right back.
Mommas, if your able to ask for help. Even a few hours to do something you enjoy and that refreshes you. You deserve it and it helps you recharge to keep on giving to your family. ❤️❤️❤️
Does anyone else have “that first special thing” you bought for your little one? This is ours. From the moment I found out I was pregnant with Alex I started looking and dreaming of “baby everything”. I was so paralyzed with fear that something would happen or that our pregnancy was too good to be true that I wouldn’t allow myself to buy anything (except pregnancy related books 😂🤷🏻♀️). Day by day and week by week went by… and we finally hit the end of the first trimester… and the flood gate of emotions opened up as I finally felt like we were having a baby. I looked and looked but still couldn’t bring myself to buy anything. And then… our 16 week appointment and a 3D ultrasound let us know that we would be having a little boy. I went home that night, went straight to the RH Baby and Child site, and ordered this puppy dog rocker. I had had my eye on it since day one, and for me it symbolized everything we were waiting in eager anticipation for. I would sit in the nursery smiling at it, praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and that one day we would be Blessed with a sweet little guy who would love to play with “him”. What I could not have imagined was how quickly the time was going to fly by. Now I sit here watching Alexander climb all over this toy, cooing and giggling the whole time, and my heart could just explode it is so full of joy and gratitude. It’s amazing that something so simple as a toy can bring back all the memories of pregnancy and beyond – the wait, the worry, the fear, the splendor, the eager anticipation, and the joy of every little baby kick. I am so grateful for all of it… and could not have ever imagined the true joy by which we have been Blessed. .
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It’s finally Friday, and I’m exhausted. Last night started with McKinley refusing to go to sleep, then crawling into our bed at 3am, then crying this morning that she’s too tired to go to school. I’m tired. Mentally and physically.
I’m also grateful. My baby crawled into our bed last night because she still needs mommy and daddy. We all woke up this morning, tired, but alive. We have a roof over our head, food in our bellies and people who love and need us.
What I’m getting at here is that we as humans focus so much on the negative in our lives that we don’t realize what is right in front of us! A life full of opportunities. Opportunities to learn, to grow, to impact lives. I challenge each of you to find the positive in your lives today, regardless of what negativity is around you.
Leona’s first trip to Sunnypoint!!! 🌻
This is my 7th pregnancy, 6th baby and you know what never gets old? Baby kicks. 👣 Hearing the heart beat. ♥️ Imagining what she’s going to look like. Will she have big eyes 👀 like the rest of her siblings? Will we finally have a baby with red hair like her daddy? (Seriously, how has this not happened!) Sharing your baby’s name. Watching your belly grow.🤰🏼 Today we get to see baby in 3D/4D (shout out to the amazing @babysimagein3d
) and I am so excited you would think it’s my first baby! 🤣 The kids are so excited about seeing her too, so precious! I only did this with Brooklyn and it was so amazing! We saw B smile and suck her thumb, just incredible! It was a birthday gift from my family last time, but this time it’s a splurge that I’m treating myself to. My side hustle is covering the cost. 🙌🏻 See you soon sweet baby girl! Cannot wait to ooo and aww over how cute you are! 😍
These moments. Ugh! I just want to bottle them up and keep them forever. Time moves so fast and if we aren’t intentional, we miss the most precious moments. 🔹🔹🔹
I want you to slow down and feel it. To let go of busy and find so much joy and abundance in your life that you don’t know what to do with it. My You, Set Free course closes enrollment on Sunday. Don’t miss it, friend. I want you there with me. Link in bio
Uploading Module 2 to You, Set Free, and just HAD to share with you some of the meal prepping tips I was uploading to the course.Meal prepping and planning doesn't just help you eat better (which then makes you have more energy, lifts brain fog, and makes you feel so much better) it actually helps you save time. It helps you create space in your life to focus on the things you really want to focus on.
1. Have repeat days. Don't have a new meal plan for every day...Repeat a few days throughout the week.
2. Pick meals that use similar ingredients so you can prep them all at once...tacos, lasagna, and casseroles can all use browned hamburger meat
3. Make a little extra. It's always easy to throw a little extra in the freezer and have for a quick win meal later!
.If you haven't jumped in to You, Set Free, do it now! Enrollment closes SUNDAY!www.renaefieck.com/yousetfree