What a DAY! Thank you @jujube_intl @tulababycarriers @marquecomm for the family beach soirée... Thrilled to get a peek at this most frilly new collection to keep moms FAB (focused/fun/fabulous after babies...) Stay tuned folks! (And no, I did NOT plan on matching the bags... slide the pics to see @beautymomme's and my best shimmy...) #thefabmom #jujubeach2017 #jujubextula
#Friyay! Bit of a swag hangover from last night's @momdotme celebration for my book... giddy over this fab stash... My girls are going wild over @snaptoys @ubbiworld & @gottahavesmore (yeah we already polished 'em off!) and I'm digging gorgeous @awakenthepeace bracelet & my fave cute comfy @shopcoobie bra... @babyganics wash, @lansinohusa balm @celsiusofficial drink, @purlisse facial mask and my beloved @bellybandit you're going to keep me fit & focused the days ahead... THANK YOU for your FAB swag, baby. We had a hoot opening this up (check #instastory). I will pretty much be doing THIS most of the weekend. What are your plans? #momdotmemamas #thefabmom #partner #weekendvibes #friday 📸 by my older daughter, concept by @dianemizota 💕
#BecomingGrandma meets #theFABmom! Nevermind 4 hours of sleep last night... when @lesleystahlofficial of @cbsnews @60minutes stops into @cbsla to talk about her fascinating book Becoming Grandma, you perk up and look sharp (and are giddy like a teen to meet such a journalism legend). Lesley's book is a compelling telling of how becoming a grandmother transforms a woman's life, scientifically and through personal stories... and also happens to share a birthday with my own (first) book-baby about how becoming a mother makes us more confident, resilient and focused after babies (F-A-B) through the tough choices of parenthood. (Both of these reads available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, by the way...) Truth be told, I was nervous to ask to take this book-birthday-twins picture because of Lesley's 'legend-status' (ie: Don't bother her with silly things like this)... but I asked anyways. (Part of developing resilience is facing fears!) Because if you don't ask, you'll never know anything -- in life, in motherhood, in work, in taking pictures with professional women you revere and respect and new books. Once in a lifetime, right here. Happy Friday, cheers to bouncing through the week, and pick up Lesley's Becoming Grandma for Mother's Day!
I have one word: GRATITUDE. The women at tonight's @momdotme @aufudge celebration for my baby-of-a-book were ones who I've admired for years in work, life, motherhood and beyond. Period. They're the ones who keep me motivated to believe that setting farfetched goals (and working hard at them) after kids bust into the picture is absolutely possible. This book happened because of THEM. They have kept me FAB -- Focused After Babies. (That's not B.S.) Thank you to @austlen for showcasing your amazing new stroller that I wish I had when my girls were babies... (I can't believe how light it is to push around -- and can hold up to 150lbs!!) @juicero @nailgarden @mskateegrace you made the night extra delicious, beautiful and fun (in that order)! A few sassy pictures from the party if you slide... I'll share more soon (the gift bags)! Thank you for this day. Thank you for my PEOPLE. Who inspires you? #thefabmom #momdotmemamas
Omg. Did I just go on @judy.goss' @latalkradio #WhatWomenWant show and say we all need to learn to be content with mediocrity on some days? Yes I did. I did say that. (And on the big #motivation show to boot!) But let me back myself up: We DO need to learn about being content when mediocrity happens -- in work, with family, for life. Was my day today stellar and amazing and absolutely fabulous? No. It wasn't a bad day, but it was just a day. I was grateful to do my job @cbsla, I was grateful to send my kids to school, I was grateful to find this incredible lighting as I headed to the parking lot to head home. But it was truly a mediocre day -- mostly because I am absolutely exhausted and now convinced my brain is rebelling against my schedule and shutting down. These days happen. So I'm going home to go to sleep so I can start over tomorrow. And I am content. I dare you to be content on days like this too. Because that's the real meaning of FAB. #thefabmom
Every afternoon, they DRAW. I guess it's obvious what's taking over at our house... you've got some little ladies hot on your tail, @annekeenanhiggins! What are your kids doodling these days? #thefabmom
Monday? Done! Some goofy family pics from this weekend to celebrate the fact that Monday is DONE. (Did I say that already?) How was your day? #thefabmom
Isn't that too sassy to be in front of a cross at church? (Said my husband this Easter Eve morning, right after we took our communion...) ?!?!! I don't know. Is it? Wishing you a blessed weekend full of faith this Easter and always. Xo #thefabmom