NYC I love you but you're cold.
I truly loved you 2017. We endured more trials than ever before, but hope + happiness prevails.
It's was the best Christmas ever until Noah didn't nap. Then it was just a lot of screaming. 🎄 M E R R Y 🎄C H R I S T M A S 🎄
May this season bring you an overflow of Joy + Peace + unconditional Love. From our family to yours... Happy Holidays🎄
Today I cried in the Trader Joe's check out line. I experienced a series of unfortunate events that included Noah squeezing a pouch of purée all over our grocery cart, items in said cart, my shoes & the floor of this establishment. Now I don't embarrass easily, but today I was mortified. All the things I tried to do, all the things I hoped would be a success, failed miserably.
As the moment passed (like they always do) and I got all three of us into our car & on our way home, I realized I made it out alive. There's so many moments that truly defeat us, leave us pierced and deep within our pain. But if there's one thing motherhood has taught me, it's that you absolutely have a CHOICE to dwell in that pain & think you are a failure OR choose to give yourself a little grace & know that you're a rockstar. Besides a little purée and a few tears isn't going to take us down. ⭐️
"A deeply religious experience" - Anthony Bourdain, referring to the dumplings at Din Tai Fung...Noah would have to agree with you Anthony.
Don't know what you want for Christmas? Go clean your house and I'm 100% sure you'll think of 84 things within the first 15 minutes that would immediately improve your life. But when you actually find time to email a list to your husband, all those things you thought you wanted disintegrate into thin air.
Too bad santa isn't real & my husband can't read my thoughts. 🤷🏽♀️
Finally saw Dad after 1,000,000 days...We got to see Santa and show off Noah's tantrum skills...This is the 18th night in a row Gmama tackled bedtime with Shiloh so I can put the other little monster to sleep in no rush...This is one of the best family photos we've taken in a while...We also ate dumplings for dinner... All in all... My belly is happy & My heart is full. ❤️
Bye Bye for now, Beautiful Tennessee.
I was the girl who cried every haircut thinking it was too short. I'd tell my hairdresser (my dad 😉) "take off as little as possible" & with every quarter inch my self-esteem shrunk by a mile. This attachment to my hair has always been directly linked to my self-worth. I've always been the girl with the long dark hair, told NEVER to cut it. Because if I cut it, I wouldn't be beautiful. And if I wasn't beautiful, I would no longer be loved. Might sound crazy, but it's true. It's unfortunate the little lies that carry such big power over the way we see ourselves. This year marked the awakening of some of the deepest truths about myself, and cutting my hair is a simple representation of just that.
Making all her ballerina dreams come true in a tutu I wore 28 years ago.
Forever grateful for this life, the people I get to share it with + all my beautiful readers. Happy thanksgiving🍁
Bath time with Noah gets hype
It's about time I share with you my thoughts surrounding health & fitness. My 4 Tips to a Healthy Body on the Blog Today! Link in profile. 💪🏽
Artist in the Making 👩🏻🎨
She broke the silence to ask, "I am brave?" Yes, my darling...You. Are. Brave.
We received the very first copy of @bravery_mag earlier this week and we've barely put it down since. I couldn't be more thrilled with the mission behind this magazine to inspire girls & boys to be brave, to be creative, to embrace the adversities that come right before their dreams come true. But let's be honest... it's for me too. #notsponsored #justloveit #youwilltoo
Gotta give my man some credit. Surprised me with private Salsa lessons with @suavo for our 7 yr anniversary. And then @dakotaadan captured the moment for us. 💃🏻 🕺🏻
Found out this morning one of the youngest victims in the TX church shooting was a baby girl named Noah. My insides throb, burn as I type these words to you. I a woman of Faith and tragedy after tragedy, I pray and I pray and I pray. I normally don't use my social media to post my political views but this doesn't seem political to me, this seems just basic common sense. If you feel the need to own an assault weapon, join the army. If you feel like the Left wants to take away your 2nd amendment, you're not listening. When our LEADERS stand by and issue thoughts & prayers but still do NOTHING, don't you think this is a problem? If you are pro-life, then you have to be anti-gun violence. In order to be anti-gun violence, you have to agree on some level for stricter gun control. It's shameful our system is failing us and no one is listening. Faith without ACTION is dead.