Ever wonder, WHAT IF? There’s a million “what if’s” in this life and last night we were talking about them... ✨ What if we didn’t go to the same college? What if we would have never had that first kiss? What if I didn’t buy the Craigslist camera? What if we still worked our 9-5 jobs? What if we never came to Hawaii on vacation? What if we wouldn’t have lost those two babies? ✨ As we sipped fancy wine and mocktails and thought back to our early twenties, the wedding where we served our guests pizza because we were poor, and the fact that we had no clue what life would had in store, it made us even more excited for what’s next. ✨ We will never hold all the answers or be able to imagine all the “what ifs” but we see now that there has always been a plan for us, even when we couldn’t see it. The author of our lives is writing a story with each passing day. ✨ What is true on the mountain tops is also true in the valleys so if you’re in a season of questioning or doubt, of hardship or sadness, trust that what lies ahead of you will have you looking back and saying, “what if” with a smile on your face. ✨ Throwback of us at the age of 25! Photo by: @chloeannheckman
I DOUBLED MY INSTAGRAM GROWTH and MY ENGAGEMENT IN ONE MONTH FLAT. 🤫 Since I don’t believe in “secrets” I’m sharing my experiment that led to crazy results so if you’re sick of feeling like: 1️⃣ Instagram is just a time suck, I’m not getting any real, measurable results from it. I’m chasing popularity but I was profits! 2️⃣ The algorithm screwed up my ability to get my posts seen and for people to find me. And screw engagement, no one engages! 3️⃣ I’m growing at a snails pace / I’m losing more followers than I’m gaining / I can’t find people who actually CARE about me. 🙋🏼 Head to the link in my profile to tune in to one of my BEST, most downloaded episodes (ep. 155!) of the @goaldiggerpodcast and find out how THIS photo changed the way I use this platform to tell my story! ✨ And if you think I’m just going to talk about strategy the whole time, I’m about to share why YOU matter, and HOW I use this app to add JOY to my life. Head to the link in my profile to tune in! 🎤 What is your BIGGEST frustration with Instagram? I’m going to be creating a bunch of free resources, trainings, and episodes for November to help you navigate this app we all love to hate!
We were sitting by the pool when she asked: were you scared to try again? After two losses, I knew the heartbreak all too well and so yes, the thought of trying to get pregnant again was terrifying. After our second loss, I started paying attention to my body, I tracked all the things, I had this innate belief that my body could not just get pregnant but STAY pregnant. 🙏🏼 When women meet me in person, a lot of them ask in hushed tones: But did you actually use the @avawomen bracelet? I laugh... because yes, yes I did. In fact, I used it for almost a year before I ever shared a thing. I put it through the ringer, tested it against ovulation tests, I did all the things in an attempt prove it wrong -- and I couldn't. 🙋🏼 Not only did it eliminate the need to pee on something every morning with anticipation but it also helped me understand what was happening with my body. They just released a new sleek design, it even has a vibrating alarm clock (boom, no need for cell phones by your bed!) and I'm still wearing it to keep track of my parameters. So yes, it really does work and it eased a lot of the stress around trying again for me. 🤰🏼 I asked Ava if they’d consider giving away a few bracelets to YOU and they said YES! They are giving away TWO bracelets. To enter: 1️⃣ “Like” this post. 2️⃣ Follow me @jennakutcher and @avawomen! 3️⃣ For an extra entry either tag someone who might need a bracelet or share why you want one yourself! ✨ I’ll choose two winners a week from today! If you don’t want to take your chances, enjoy $20 off code: JKUTCH at avawomen.com! #avapartner #babykutch #ad
I promised myself I wouldn’t do a LOT of things. Me before I was pregnant: “Ew, I will NEVER, ever post a photo of my pregnant belly.” 🤰🏼 Me 32 weeks, swollen and pregnant: “Your body is a wonderland.” Sung like John Mayer. I’m preparing to be a walking contradiction for the rest of my days. 🤦🏼♀️ But really, rocking the bikinis and embracing all the change and stretch and pounds and jabs as best as I can and trying to love myself the way I want my baby to love themselves some day. 👙 Never say never, friends. And girls, your mom was right, don’t pierce your bellybutton. 😂 #32weekspregnant #aeriereal
THIS IS MY 3rd PREGNANCY. I have lost not one but two babies, I am 1 in 4. 🌈 We never dreamt it would take us 3 whole years to hold our baby, we never thought we would have a miscarriage, or another one, we didn’t know how grief would grip our hearts and uncertainty would cripple our dreams. ✨ Today is pregnancy and infant loss day and as I sat by the pool with a bulging belly and sore feet, I thought of everything we’ve been through on this island. We found out we were pregnant the first two times here on Maui, we celebrated and planned and dreamed of what our lives would look like... and then we lost those babies and I stopped dreaming. 🤦🏼♀️ I have never shied away from talking about our babies, I have never stopped thinking of them, and when people ask me if this is my “first” I want to honor them, because they came before and made me a mother. They taught me about surrender, grief, and reckless love, the babies we never met were my greatest teachers. 🙏🏼 When we announced this pregnancy we knew we couldn’t only share this part of our story, we had to tell the full thing. Head to the link in my bio to watch and (grab some tissues!) We are so thankful this double rainbow baby is coming soon and that now, we can see God’s hand in even the darkest days that we’ve walked through. 🌈 No matter what you are facing, what you’re going through, however dark your world seems, there is more to your story and of that, I am certain. If you want a space to share your story, you’re welcome to in the comments below! #ihadamiscarriage #rememberingbabykutch
Do more things that make you forget to look at your phone. 🤳🏻 If you’ve ever hung out with me IRL, you’ve probably noticed that I’m rarely on my phone. We don’t sleep with them in our bedroom, we charge them in our kitchen, we don’t allow them on date night and while I can get sucked in like everyone else, we actually have pretty strict boundaries on them. 📱 We’re back on the island and I haven’t taken a single selfie or shared much on IG stories, in fact, @kickingitwithkutch are doing a challenge to see who can use their phone LESS while we are here! (Thank you Apple for helping us track our usage!) 👏🏻 The truth is: no one is more important than the people in your presence, no one’s lives look as good as they do on the ‘gram, no one likely needs you in this moment. Your life is happening while your eyes are down... let’s change that. 💡 I’m far from perfect, I get addicted to my phone, and this message is mostly for me but I’m sharing because maybe you need a reminder too! 🤦🏼♀️ We’re gonna start a 2 week challenge, just the two of us and wager bets and try to commit to less screen time, more staring into each other’s eyes and make out time! You in? (The less screen part, not the make out part! 😂) Tag someone below to challenge them and join us! #kutchersinkihei