May is Maternal Mental Health Month & April 30th - May 4th is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. 1 in 5 women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder like postpartum depression, and only 15% will receive treatment. Untreated, postpartum depression can lead to long-term consequences. Don’t suffer in silence - you are not alone, it is not your fault, and you are not a bad mom! I was 1 in 5.
This man... He is hardworking. He is smart. He leads well. He is caring. He is kind. He is loving. He is patient. He is supportive. He is the best listener and secret-keeper. His silliness makes me laugh, and there is no one else I have more fun with. He is always looking on the bright side. He is strong, yet gentle. He is the calm in the chaos. And his blue eyes and crooked smile will give me butterflies the rest of my days. With him, my glass will always be half full, because he encourages me to be the best version of myself, and on the good days and the low days myself is always enough. And this little girl thinks he hung the moon. Babe, it makes me proud to call you my husband. You’re the best one there is for me!❤️
We’re walking out of 2017 with full and thankful hearts.❤️ We welcomed our sweet Andie Bear into our lives, celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, and purchased our first home together. We also took a huge leap of faith, and I walked away from a great job opportunity to be a full-time stay at home wife and mama. In the midst of the celebrations and changes, there has also definitely been challenges. As we enter 2018, my only “resolution” is to press into the Lord - 365 days of seeking Him. To me, on the last day of 2017, that looks like earlier mornings and earlier nights, more date nights with my husband and more quality time with my girl, reading more books and spending less time scrolling through social media, embracing the messiness and letting go of perfection, being selfless with my energy and time when necessary and selfish with my energy and time when needed, and setting healthier boundaries so that I can be a more joyful wife, mama, friend, and person in general. I want to purposefully discover not only who God created me to be in this season of my life but also discover the why, and I want to grow deeper into that person with Godly confidence. Has God been urging you to press into Him in a certain area? What are your resolutions/goals for 2018? Happy New Year friends, and peace out 2017!✌🏻 📷: @katerichardson10 || #kadiejaye #lifeandstyle #newyearseve #peaceout2017 #happynewyear #happynewyear2018 #newyearsresolution #embracingimperfection #thepursuitofjoy
While everyone is tearing down their holiday decor, I’m gathered around the Christmas tree with my family tonight. This room will most definitely be chaos in the morning (Who am I kidding? It already is!) - the absolute best kind of chaos. My heart is full!❤️🎁🎄💚 || #kadiejaye #christmas #christmastree #twinklelights #presents #christmasvibes #happyheart #merrychristmas #happynewyear
“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”👶🏻🎅🏼❤️ || #cottonstemheartschristmasred #burtsbeesbaby #targetstyle #kadiejaye #andiemae #andiemeetssanta #andiesfirstchrismas #merrychristmas #happyholidays
Happy Monday!☕️ Six years ago, after my parents moved to the Fort Worth area, it became a tradition on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to go to Santa’s Village at Southlake Town Square. The kids (my nieces & nephew) would see Santa. We’d take family pictures by the Christmas tree. We’d grab a coffee at Starbucks, shop, and spend quality time together. And the night would always end somewhere yummy for dinner. Something about it is just simply magical to me, and it quickly became my favorite Thanksgiving/Christmas tradition. When my parents decided to move back to East TX last summer, knowing this tradition would come to an end made me the most sad, but I also knew it was something I wanted to continue sharing with my own family. So last night, on our way home from East TX, we made a quick stop for Andie to meet Santa and get our first family picture of three (four counting Kliff🐶, he joined us this year - can you see him😂) by the Christmas tree. It was a quick stop, and even though we didn’t get to truly linger and savor it like the years past (or enjoy it with the rest of my family), I know it’ll be the thing I remember most about Andie’s 1st Christmas and the thing I’ll look forward to sharing with her for years to come.❤️🎅🏼🎄💚 || #kadiejaye #lifeandstyle #tradition #santa #santasvillage #southlaketownsquare #southlaketx #christmastree #familypic