I’m not sure what was more exciting, Alpacapalooza 2018 (actually what it was called haaha) or my love’s alma mater @texastechathletics making it to the sweet 16 basketball tournament 😂😂 Ari Love says she refuses to wear green because it is not her color! I love my family so very much! I wore this outfit through alpaca poop, standing in line for ice cream 3 times, then off to shoot a beautiful family session, and then a little date with my lovely assistant 😍 all in 80 degree weather! @target is the gift that keeps on giving! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! #wreckemtech
Trust me, don’t do it for “them.” You’ll never be good enough, you’ll always be too skinny or too big or have too wide of hips or are trying too hard or you’re full of yourself or you’re being too selfish or every single thing that you never set out for. This is what you say to those people, no. Saying no to “them” so that you can say yes to the people whose opinions matter, the little eyes watching your every move. You’re setting the example, all you gotta do is figure out what kind.
My gym alter ego, the Madina who, no offense, isn’t here to build friendships and make small talk but who is here to build a curvy booty and strong muscle and close up my 3 finger width diastasis recti and then run back to hold my babies who, if ever given the chance, I would do it all again for them exactly the same way. Monday has nothing on us friends, the enemy is here to steal, kill, and destroy but take heart, He has overcome the world! Rest in that peace and assurance. Send me a note if you need a prayer, I would love the opportunity to pass on the love and prayers that people have passed to me.
Instead of ‘why not me,’ it should be ‘that will be me, just not right now and I’m ok with that.’ There is so much power and love in being aware and surrendering to the season that you’re in. It might be your season to grow or to bloom or to be still and know. Motherhood has taught me so much about this and I will always be on this journey. If now is your season for what is on your heart, then hard work and dedication is what will get you there, not comparison. Don’t let anyone project their feelings of inadequacy onto you, making you feel like bettering yourself is harmful to them. Keep going. If your intentions are true and they love you, they will either get right beside you, or they will surrender to their own season and love and support you through yours. 🌷
Are we feelin this @forever21 number? Yay or nay?! Shopping for clothes for our upcoming Hawaii trip! So excited to show the girls where they were born! Also, #nursingprobs 😂😂😭😭
12 ways that got me in the best shape of my life post 3 babies in 3 years blog post is now live on my blog. I have been writing this post for so long, but it finally felt right today. ❤️ let me know what you think, the link is in my profile 🌸
Wanna get that high from living life on the edge? Try going to @target where they are out of the “for moms with 2 kids or more buggies” and you have to let your children on the loose. Thank goodness for slings and my random makeup brush holding up my bun (did you like my tutorial btw haha 🤣) and lots of bribes and chocolate and no you can’t have that ginormous life size Barbie doll lord help us and don’t ever hide from me again and 2 hours spent at the $1 spot 😭😂 #majorworkout #needanotherjob #poordaddy ☺️☺️
Mes trois petites ballerines 😍🌹💕⚪️
Before dark and glowy and curvy and exotic were kind of in, we were infidels and durka durka Mohamed jihad and why don’t you speak English you’re in America and go back to your country and towel head and camel jockey and sand #%*!#% and terrorist. I suppressed for a long time, I’m so ashamed to admit it. It felt like i was living a double life, the one at home and the one outside of home. “What are you?” Is the most popular question that I receive. Well I’m human for starters. I watched the Big Sick the other day and for the first time ever, a film so accurately depicted so much of how we were raised and what life was like growing up as a first generation immigrant, especially as a Muslim Arab (he is Pakistani in the film but immigrant none the less). I’m still broken navigating through my feelings. I know most of us go through adversity and this is just a part of mine. So much of who I am and used to be has been re-surfacing over the past 3 years when my mama got sick. I desire so much for an Algerian wedding with my love, but i never got the chance when my mama was alive and you know, that wound is so deep i can barely breathe when i think about it. I know the Lord has a specific purpose for this because i didn’t appreciate so much of the greatest parts of myself out of fear unfortunately, i even lied sometimes when i was younger, and i just wanted to fit in. When Ariella was born, i saw so much of myself in her, and i love her so much that i fell in love with those parts of me again. I would no longer let people’s thoughts or comments about where I come from or why my mom covers her hair and how I’m not like “the rest of them” or why i would want to hold on to the languages that I speak affect me, because I owe my children complete transparency, and not anyone else.