I may have flown into class just as the instructor was closing the door. . I may have noticed peanut butter on my cheek during child's pose since I quickly shoved peanut butter toast down my throat on the drive over to the studio. . I may have sweat out a little mommy-stress in that 75 minutes away from the kids. . I may have drifted off and thought about what I need to prep for dinner, or that I shouldn’t forget to transfer laundry when I get home, or about 58 other things, all while gently reminding myself to Come back to my mat “Be present, damnit!” . I may have surprised myself and floated into crow pose for the first time in about 2 years! Yessssss! . I may have pondered when was the last time I've had a pedicure??? . I may have almost talked myself out of going because all 4 kids are coughing and it takes so much effort to simply prepare everyone's everything before I even leave the house, but I did it. I scheduled and kept my mommy-time and It. Felt. Good. . It may have been messy, but that work on ✨me✨ is so worth it.
Valentine’s Day with 4 kids means another loud, messy dinner at home. At least I didn’t have to cook today. Thanks, babe! Cheers to bedtime. And appreciating love, today and everyday. 💕💕💕💕
Here we are again. The three of us, as close and connected as can be. . Them: wanting to stay as long as possible. . Me: content for awhile as I breathe in my boys, holding onto this precious bond we share. Then, dodging their bopping heads so they don’t clunk me in the chin, repeating “please be gentle” as their curious hands slap my skin over and over, gritting my teeth as their busy bodies bounce around (while still latched) and they knee me in the stomach. . Nursing 17 month old twins sometimes has me running into the other room just to escape the constant touching and tugging. Lately, it has felt more demanding than peaceful. . Then those moments arrive when the boys need comforted. We settle in, the three of us, and we’re connected again. Connected in a way that makes my heart overflow with gratitude. I breathe my boys in and, I trust, we are right where we’re meant to be 💛
Lately this snack is in regular rotation over here. I tend to get on a kick for awhile, then I switch it up when I’ve overdone it 😬 . Right now I’m loving, plain Greek yogurt with chopped apples and toasted walnuts. Today I added shredded coconut and chia seeds. You could also drizzle a little honey if you wanted to sweeten it up a touch. . What are you snacking on these days? Need a little inspiration? Join Helen @pronutritionconsulting and myself on Thursday 2/22, 6:30-7:45 at the Whole Foods Co-Op @wfcerie for a snack-focused cooking demo plus exercise tips! . I’m looking forward to learning more from Helen about the importance of combining protein with healthy carbs while snacking. I’ll be sharing suggestions on how to get a workout in while you cook! . Cost is $15. Reserve your space by emailing Helen at email@example.com . Join us! It’s gonna be FUN! ✨💚✨ . And tell me you current fav snacks 👇🏼 Even if it’s your kid’s goldfish crackers. Been there 🙋🏼♀️
I’m so excited to announce this collaboration with one of my fitness buddies, accountability partners and member of my mom-tribe ✨ Helen Agresti R.D. of @pronutritionconsulting ✨ . Join us while we create easy, on-the-go snacks and fire up our metabolism with some fun exercises in the kitchen. . Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30-7:45pm at the Whole Foods Co-Op in Erie. Cost $15. Reserve your seat by emailing Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org 💚 . Helen and I met on our yoga mats talking fitness and food. We bonded over our passion for sharing our knowledge with the community. We hope you can join us for this unique class! Dress comfortably, we will be moving while we cook 🙌🏼
Sometimes I call it a juggling act, sometimes a balancing act, other times I feel like I’ve just plain lost my marbles. . However you describe motherhood, know that it takes courage, strength, a shift in perspective and a lot of deep breaths. Plus a sense of humor. Because mom-life is practically like living in a circus 🙃