My boys look forward to our country fair ALL YEAR LONG! They literally ask me when it’s going to be here every time we pass the grounds. Lol! This has become a yearly tradition that we love and look forward to for the past 3 years since we’ve been back in Tennessee. . Sometimes as moms we forget to get out from behind the camera and get pictures WITH our families! The days are fleeting and I want to remember all of the moments and have pictures to look back on. . Mamas, pass the camera to someone else and get in that frame with your babies. These moments are the ones we’re going to want to remember. ❤️ #documentyourdays #momswithcameras
Happy Friday, friends! I have a sitter here this morning playing with the boys while I get some things done around the house. One of which is cutting some of these pretty hydrangeas out of my flowers beds without worrying about my boys playing in the street. 😭 My children are fearless! #boymom . Did you see my last post where I shared a little about my struggles? I had some incredible women who joined me in the chat. I want to keep that convo going. If you didn’t see it, check it out. . Let’s talk about #selfcare! Today for me, this is what I’m doing to decompress from the week. My sitter is here for 3 hours this morning so I can have some quiet-ish time to be selfish. I made some flower arrangements to put around the house, I’m drinking my coffee while I work on a blog post and I had time to read my bible. . It’s the little things that go such a long way to refresh my soul, mind and body. . What ways do you practice self care? ❤️
✨ Mental Health Loop ✨ Let’s get real for a minute. Did you know that 1 in 5 people suffer from some type of mental illness? Did you know that 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression? Up to 50% of individuals with PPD are never detected. Another fact most people probably don’t know...suicide accounts for about 20% of postpartum deaths and is the second most common cause of mortality in postpartum women. . I’ve always wanted to be vocal about my experience with this because it’s not talked about enough. It started for me after my second son. I dealt with the baby blues and that turned into postpartum depression and anxiety. I’ve struggled with it from that point to now since having my babies. . There’s a stigma in our culture that needs to be torn down about these topics. I didn’t know anything about this after having my first son. I had to really research since having symptoms after my second son to pinpoint what was happening to me. It wasn’t normal and no one talked about it. . 1 in 7 women, y’all!! The statistics are unbelievable. We can’t afford to be ignorant on this topic. If you’re struggling, mama, please know you’re not alone. Reach out for help. Whether that be someone you know locally, someone professionally or a friend on social media. There is hope even when you can’t see it. Know you are loved and worth it. Take care of yourself. . Those of you that don’t struggle with this, chances are if you have friends or family, which you do, then you know someone who deals with this. They may not appear like they’re struggling. They may act like they’re strong but internally, they’re weary. Reach out if you have that inkling or have clues that this person might need you. You never know what a blessing you might could be to someone. . If you’re #1in5, double tap this and drop a comment below! Continue the loop and read about my friend’s mental health journey —-> @th3littlestavenger.
TGIF, friends!! Why was this the longest week ever?! 🤦🏻♀️ We’re looking forward to the weekend and Daddy being home!! . I made an ice dinosaur fossil dig for the boys we’re going to do later today to beat this heat. Then this weekend I’m smoking a bunch of food, we’re going to have ice cream and lots and lots of family time! Cheers to the freaking weekend! 🙌🏼 . What are y’all up to this weekend?
When you take a picture and you’re looking a hot mess but your kids look freaking adorable...ya post it! 😂 #momlife . In the chaos of our day, occasionally I’ll get moments like this where they’ll snuggle and sit still long enough for a photo. This is one I’ll treasure forever. ❤️ #timeisathief
This banana bread is on repeat in our house lately! It’s the first thing I made out of the Magnolia Table cookbook and it’s so yummy!! . Do y’all have her cookbook? If you’re obsessed with Joanna Gaines like the rest of us, I’m sure you do. 😂 . What’s your favorite recipe so far?
Can y’all believe we’re almost halfway through July? 😱 Where has the summer gone? It’s going to be fall before we know it and I cant wait! We started the summer with my sweet Harper Gray finishing up his first season of soccer. I’m officially a #soccermom! 😍 . In other news, I did something for the first time in 7 months today. I wrote a blog post! 😂 I didn’t realize it had been that long since I had published anything. This year has flown by for us. Honestly, it’s been a bit of a blur. . I’ve missed writing and I’m sharing my heart in this new post today. Life has had some highs and lows for my family and myself this year. I’m claiming a new season for our life though. Check out the link in my profile to read how I’m making a change.
Maisy is the only sister he’ll ever get! Lol! He’s so obsessed with her and she’s so patient. It’s the sweetest thing ever! #bestfriends 🐶👶🏻