#flashbackfriday This was 2 & 3.💕 (I think?!) At a blogger event for @honest @target @bumpclubla... (I think?!) I remember loading these ladies in the car, thinking “Am I nuts, they are babies... why am I killing myself hauling babies across town to get a sneak peek of... what?!” For a BLOG?! Truth.😳 (They didn’t mind, we had fun there.) But, also true: I did it because I had a feeling that every bit & piece counts when trying to build something. I was blog-building with no babysitter in sight.... so, load those babes in the car and DRIVE. Five years later, I still call them my business partners... #TheFABMom CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND! 💗
Ok I’ll play. #10yearchallenge🌟 2009: Working for @reelzchannel covering #Oscars (during my entertainment reporting days). So many dreams of more TV work & marriage/family & writing a book ahead of me.💗 2019: Vamping in Vegas on a much-needed girls trip with my sister/cousins (during my wife/mom/writer/entrepreneur days). So many dreams of more TV work & marriage/family & writing a book... accomplished & DONE. 🙌 (I’m exhausted.) The greatest gift of looking back is owning & appreciating the twist & gifts of CHANGE, intentional & unintentional. 💯 THANKS TO MY DAUGHTERS.❤️ (And laughing at how filters have saved us all.) 😜 #wednesdaywisdom #thefabmom Would you go back & do it all again?
#MondayMemories This shot from more than 2 years ago... as I stepped into the most crazy wonderful wild successful career year that was 2017. Every year is most certainly not the same (and that’s ok!)... which is why I tend to ditch resolutions these days. Instead, I honor REALIZATIONS. For myself. For my family.❤️ TRY IT. Read #linkinbio👆#thefabmom Now who’s already ditched a ridiculous resolution? 🙌
It’s taken me 40 years to believe this fully... yet recently I find myself insisting that my daughters instantly buy into this now. Never. Too. Young.💗 Power to the moms with girls who spill all the (stupid pointless) girl-drama happening at school that breaks your heart a little (so young!)... yet continue to stay true to themselves and opt out of rude behavior, even if it means hanging by themselves for a portion of recess. FRIENDLY REMINDER TO ALL TO STAY ON OUR KIDS TO BE RESPECTFUL, NICE & DECENT TO EACH OTHER. Ask them how they treated their friends every day. Call them out if you catch them saying/doing mean stuff to anyone — siblings included. Pay attention. Because the first place bad parenting shows up is on the playground... and we know who you are. Amen? Amen. #thefabmom #girlcollective
#MondayMotivation I recently read a story about a person watching a butterfly hatch from a cocoon... the butterfly seemed to be struggling A LOT with trying to break free, and the person felt sorry for the creature. Wanting to help, the person intervened and broke the cocoon to make the butterfly’s new beginning a little easier. Once free, the butterfly died. Little did anyone know the purpose for that struggle was so the butterfly could develop the strength she’d need to survive life ahead of her. 2018 was a real b!tch, but it gave me wings for 2019.🦋 Full story about faith through struggle on the blog.❤️ Especially for us moms.🌟 #linkinprofile #thefabmom
#tbt #fbf (Yes, those are casts.) 💜💙💗 Because, 2018: You broke me down and broke me up.💔 Arms. Legs. Jobs. Computers. Air conditioners. Hearts. Minds. Spirits. But I know better this year.🦋🌬😇 With broken things, there are two options: ➡️You give up and trash everything, ➡️You fight like hell to make it function again. I’ve never been a fan of the first option. I’m lookin’ at you, 2019.🌟 READ ALL ABOUT IT. #ontheblog #linkinbio #thefabmom
New chapter. Day 1. #2019 🥳 #happynewyear #thefabmom
Well hi. My social media hiatus is over — every year, I go dark online for about a week around Christmas. 😎 Because: REAL LIFE.❤️ (baking!) NO WORK.❤️ (PJs!) FAMILY TIME.❤️ (good grub!) Yes, all these cookies are gone...😳 Cheers to home lockdown all day these days. #thefabmom What’s your fave part of holidaze?