Mombrain Photos & Videos

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Happy EARTH day! One of the best ways to do your part is to #switchtosafer. No, I dont just mean skincare...although, thats a great step! Some simple easy switches to help the earth...and your health? 1. Use glass vs. plastic. Like...NOW. Not only does it support your health by reducing your environmental toxic load and limit endocrine disruptors but one less plastic water a bottle, tupperware, plastic bag a day keeps the environment healthier too! 2. Bring reusable bags to the grocery store. Almost every store sells them now! The best way to remember is to keep them in your car...otherwise, I would always forget. #mombrain 3. Switch to safer beauty and skincare. Lets be honest, if it isnt good for your body, do you think its good for the earth? Yes of course I love @beautycounter (you can shop via the link in bio) but there are many other companies doing their part too! There are so many other ways we can do our part, but these are some quick and easy ways to begin... what are other ways you do your part? at Bloomfield, Michigan

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52 minutes ago

What's for dinner? Do you have trouble deciding what to cook for dinner. This is the love-hate question most people struggle with on a daily basis. It's especially tricky for families with kids. Skillets are a quick & easy way to prepare a full meal in less time. Easy! Boom! Done 😊 SPANISH CHICKEN & CAULIFLOWER RICE SKILLET INGREDIENTS: Chicken 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon Italian spice blend 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking Rice 16 oz cauliflower rice (pre-made @ most grocery stores) 1 1/2 cup chicken stock lemon juice from 1/2 lemon fresh cilantro for garnish fresh tomato slices for garnish In a small bowl mix together the spices for the chicken. Rub 1/2 on chicken (reserve 1/2 for later). Heat a skillet over medium heat. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Pan-fry chicken until golden brown on each side (about 2-3 minutes on each side- you will finish cooking it later). Remove chicken, set aside. Fill skillet with cauliflower rice, stock, lemon juice and other 1/2 of spice mix. Stir up, then set chicken thighs over rice. Cover with a lid. Cook on low-med heat for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with chopped cilantro, lemon wedges and tomato. Vua-Laaa! DC | 202-991-2000 VA | 571-550-9000 www.weightlossandvitality.com #weightlossandvitality #weightlossvitality #healthyrecipes #chickenrecipes #cauliflowerrice #healthyeating #food #nutrition #safeweightloss #weightloss #families #moms #mombrain #parenting #fitfamilies #cleaneating #protein #instahealth #fitfood #healthylifestyle #healthykids #eatclean #healthiswealth #dceats #washingtondc #progressivemedicine #bestdoctors

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I hope everyone had a beautiful easter! 🐣 The kids had so much fun with their eggs and we got to celebrate Sebastian’s 2nd birthday 🎂❤️ I was supposed to post Isabella’s 6 month milestone a few weeks ago but again #mombrain lol Here is it, incredibly late as always but not any less cute! I could seriously eat her up, she is so cute. She is the happiest when she sees her siblings, she can sit completely unassisted, roll over and does not like food at all! Haha only mama’s milk 🧡 I can’t wait to see what the next 6 months bring! I love you so much! 💖 #isabellamhmonthly • • • • • @batzkids #motherhoodunplugged #documentingmotherhood #dailyparenting #momblogger #mommyblog #momlifestyle #persuepretty #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood #momswithcameras #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #mytinytribe #momentsofmine #childhoodunplugged #littleandbrave #holdthemoments #enchantedchildhood #alymommydarling #alliebosspresets #joyfulmama #instamom #igkiddies #magicofchildhood #ig_kids #childofig #simplychildren at Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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I literally did laundry for 67 hours yesterday because of this exact issue. There were piles all over my house — clean, folded, and had been moved 100 times. I finally got it put away, including the four loads I did yesterday ... but there’s one waiting for me in the dryer now. When my son complained about helping me put away laundry, I suggested he stay naked for a year to make our lives easier. Alert: he’s likely to take me up on it. 😳😂 Follow @thenyamproject for more parenting truths. at Laundry Lounge

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That’s not for me. ⠀ ⠀ Do you know how many times I said that to at home workouts? So many I’m embarrassed to tell you- and I also lost count! 😂 #mombrain at its finest!⠀ ⠀ Want to know what changed? I was desperate. I was desperate to see results I wasn’t getting from my personal trainer (for real, yes I had a personal trainer) or #OTF classes. I was desperate to see my kids more, because the #momguilt was real for being away from them for an outing I wasn’t truly getting joy from. (Can you say #mariekondo !) 🌟⠀ ⠀ These workouts and meal plans give me results AND peace of mind. I know they will do the same for you, which is why I’m inviting you to give it a whirl. 💃🏼 Who knows you might end up keeping the bag of shakes you get instead of returning them like I planned on! 😆🤔⠀ at Albany, New York

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Where are my tired mommas?! ✋🏻 . Teething is throwing us for a loop over here. Thankful for ALL the coffee! ☕️ . What are you planning for #earthday? 🌎 I actually remembered to bring my reusable tumbler along for coffee this morning (instead of using yet another paper cup ). The fact that I remembered is a win in itself, right?! #mombrain is so real, y’all. at North Potomac, Maryland

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2 hours ago

This little one hasn’t been napping for more than thirty minutes during the day for the past week 😴 I couldn’t get anything done and today I remembered I have this carrier 😅 so much easier now. It’s that mom brain

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3 hours ago

It’s Mom Bun Monday! Tag us in your mom bun pics and use the hashtag #mombunmonday (whiskey is optional) Catch all five episodes on Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts (Android only), RadioPublic, Overcast and PocketCasts. Link to iTunes in bio! . . . . . . #mombunsandfbombs #mombuns #fbombs #mombunspodcast #mombunspod #newpodcast #parentingpodcast #mompodcast #womenwhopodcast #instapodcast #longhair #momconfessions #honestmomconfessions #parenthood #tantrums #toddlermom #tiredmom #tiredmommy #mombrain #mommylife #mommylifestyle #momprobs #instagood #messyhair #momhumor #housewife #stayathomemom #monday #mondayblues

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4 hours ago

Confession time: I’m cheating on Chocolate 🍫 & snagged my favorite coffee bundle in VANILLA🍦this time...and I’m loving it 🤭 Both flavors are on sale right now so I figured why not try it 🤷‍♀️ Do you prefer Chocolate it Vanilla?? This bundle... 👉 Calms daily stress #momlife 👉 Helps me focus #mombrain 👉 Aids in memory & learning 🤓 👉 Promotes healthy brain-aging 🧠 👉 Smooths fine line & wrinkles #hollaaa 👉 Promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints 🤩 👉 Gives me energy to chase my kids 🏃‍♀️ 👉 Powered with C8 MCTs #ketosis 👉 Burns belly fat 💃 Instead of needing 2-4 cups of regular coffee every day, I drink just 1️⃣ cup of #Logiq in the mornings now. No crazy jitters or crash. Waaaay less calories & sugar. A lot healthier & effective than Starbucks or Dutch Bros 🙈 If your coffee habit sounds like mine used to be, DON’T MISS THIS SALE!! 🙌 Try it! I dare you 😜 There’s a money back guarantee so if you don’t love it like I do, you can go back to your old favorite 😘 Plus...I’ve got a coupon with extra savings for you 🤑🎉 #Coffee #Keto #DrinkThisNotThat #LiquidGold #Boomerang

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Happy #earthday let’s all do our part to respect Mother Nature and take care of our earth not just today, but everyday. Here’s a little video of when we replanted “Wonder Woman” last year. #anthurium (i was calling it the wrong name in this video #mombrain) ❤️ #plantsmakepeoplehappy

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Yep, it's a Monday! Some mornings are crazier than others. My poor little guy got sick just as I was finishing up my workout this morning. 😢 Hoping it's a quick bug and he's feeling better soon! #mealplans #mombrain #workingmommy #faithoverfear #godisbigger #godisgood #mommaofboth #behappy #liveyourdream #blessedmommyof3 #crazyhair #postpartumweightloss #csectionmommy #soccermomlife #pcosstruggles #familyof5#missourimommy #crazymorning #sickkiddo #mondayagain #weightlossgoals #athomeworkouts #faithandfitness #lovemyfamily #10monthspostpartum #mondaymorning #chaoscoordinator

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Sunday nights we usually rush to get the kids down early because 1) they skip naps for church and 2) it’s our weekly HOH night (where we take turns being in charge of plans, calendar our week, eat good food and hang out just us and it’s the best. Yes the name is from BB 😂) . Last night, though, we put our girl down and then shared some of our just us time with Vinny. Usually he goes right into bedtime routine once she’s down, but last night we busted out the egg dye and the chocolate bunnies, took turns hiding/finding our newly colored eggs, and laughed and played and teased. (“We just hanging out,” he said haha.) It was only an hour longer than usual - but it was an hour of both parents’ full attention and he aaaaaaate iiiiiiiiit uuuuuuup. (And I believe his fingers are permanently rainbow colored now.) . He’s a toddler of few words - so he didn’t EXPLICITLY say how much it meant to him or how connected he felt. But when I was singing him a bedtime song, he kept going back and forth between us, throwing his arms around our necks and squeezing hard. . I know I’m sharing all these books/experts saying connection is an effective parenting tool but take all of that away and the bottom line is that it just FEELS. SO. AWESOME. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Y O U R P O S T P A R T U M B R A I N Your brain is reprogrammed in pregnancy to facilitate a deep sense of bonding with your baby. Research is still limited here. Initially it was thought a new mom’s brain shrank but we now know that it is actually restructured. Some areas get smaller and some areas get larger. These changes are intended to make you hyper-vigilant to protecting the developing fetus. ENTER MAMA BEAR 🐻 _ The most notable difference are in your senses, an enhanced sense of smell + taste - ever wonder about cravings and aversions in pregnancy? YUP! The part of the brain responsible for emotional skills actually becomes much more active. We even become better experts at reading facial expressions - exactly why WE know best when it comes to our baby’s needs! We become better at reading our baby and determining how they are communicating with the world. You see, your brain is wired for success in motherhood! _ So what can negatively affect this superhuman re-programming? • Depletion - your placenta takes most fat from your brain (which 1/3 is made of DHA) to give to your baby so if you are not getting this healthy fat thru diet or supplementation, your brain won’t function at optimal level • DHA is the fat that coats + surrounds the neurons of the brain which directly affects mental functioning + overthinking • Sleep Disturbances - less sleep actually affects the brain’s ability to clear toxins + repair damaged cells. This is why support is so crucial to mamas to ensure they get the rest they so deserve and need • Outside noise - people, experts, social media, the internet, and really anything that takes you away from just learning your baby can affect your brain’s intuitive ability _ If you’re feeling disconnected or questioning your intuition, please know that your body + brain were made to know exactly what you need. Check your hydration, nutrient levels, quality of sleep + bring in some reinforcements to help. I’ll be talking a lot more about this new YOU with your super-human brain in the coming weeks so stayed tuned my friends ✨ _ Image credit: Claudia Good, wholeheartedhuman.com at Calgary, Alberta

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Starting Monday off strong! Walked/ran outside for 25 minutes then got in my Pilates workout. Now off to run errands and get ready for the week ahead! at Rhode Island

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If you do any one thing, make it exercise. Getting your heart rate up & tightening your muscles for even a few minutes will turn the rest of your mom-duties into weight loss activities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because what mom has time for gym sessions? How about getting a full half hour of “alone time” to workout at home? 🙄 🤷‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come start losing weight this week with my FREE workout plan, lesson on how to fit it in and a kick in the behind to check in every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because you deserve to wear your shorts and say yes to beach days without a second thought 💗 Link in bio or comment below with an emoji to be added. . . . . . #toddlerfun #boymomlife #momoftoddlers #momofboys #slowdowntime #busytoddler #toddlerlogic #sillyboys #firstbirthday #terribletwos #mombrain #momprobs #messyplay #fitmom #fitmama #momworkout #momtruth #postpartumbody #mombod #postpartumfitness #postpartumweightloss #momweightloss at Ottawa, Ontario

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Too often we get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of life. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Exceptionally on Monday's. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ But becoming a mother has taught me that sometimes we just need to relax and enjoy the world around us. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Coming from a #mompreneuer that has a hard time relaxing considering my brain is like a computer with a million tabs open - this is always a work in progress for me. ⁣⁣⁣⁣😜 ⁣⁣⁣⁣ But I've also learned that the more I fight self-care - the more my body fights back. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I mean, don't we all just want a reason to go swinging and soak up the sunshine anyway? ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Do you struggle with self-care too? Double tap if you do!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #selfcare #selfcareisntselfish #relaxation #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #womenshealth #busymomlife #momboss #bosslady #workingmom #mombrain #holisticnutrition #rdchat #nutritioncoach #weightlosstips #functionalnutrition #improveyourhealth #busylife #healthieryou #justrelax #selfcarefirst #minneapolisblogger #minnesotaliving #stillwatermn #autumnenloenutrition at Stillwater, Minnesota

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FAST FACT #495: APRIL 22-26 is "Every Kid Healthy Week" which celebrates school health & shines a spotlight on efforts schools are making to improve the health & wellness of kids ⛹️‍♀️ 🤾‍♀️ 🤾‍♀️ Prevalence of childhood obesity is inversely proportionate to educational levels. Obesity ⬆️ as levels of education in households ⬇️ Obesity% among low-income children by WIC State Agencies ranges from 8.2% in Utah to 20% in Virginia. Our children need help and awareness about obesity & disease prevention. Kids who know better, CAN DO BETTER! Let's create health and start PREVENTING the creation of diseases. It's imperative that we get to the root of healthcare problems before the disease(s) process starts! www.weightlossandvitality.com www.actionforhealthykids.org #weightlossandvitality #weightlossvitality #kids #kidshealth #prevention #diseaseprevention #healthiswealth #healthykids #schoollunch #education #kidsfirst #parents #parenting #teachers #teaching #schools #elementary #teens #teenagers #awareness #takeaction #leaders #change #healthylifestyle #counselors #mombrain #moms #healthmatters

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I woke up this morning with a perfect plan to start my new 21 day program only to realize it doesn’t start until next Monday #mombrain I didn’t let that stop me because I just did one of my favorite 20 minute workouts and it flew by! Sometimes things don’t go according to plan but don’t let stop you, let that push you!

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I’m sticking with you Cos I’m made out of glue Anything that you might do I'm gonna do too You held up a stage coach in the rain And I'm doing the same Saw you're hanging from a tree And I made believe it was me 🎶 I used to live in Mayfair and work in Notting Hill, so every morning I walked through Hyde Park listening to The Velvet Underground and especially that song. I used to know a lot of them by heart. Now I can’t even remember the lead singer’s name. The other day it took me a whole day to remember Iggy Pop’s name. We were in a lovely cook book shop in Hove and Lust for Life was playing and Matt asked who it was and I was lost for words, although I used to play that song on repeat in 2010. This is what pregnancy and childbirth does to your brain. Pushes out everything you’ve ever known so there’s only room for knowledge about poo colours, snot colours, what Peppa Pig episode baby likes the best and what time Music with Mike is on. This is the part of motherhood I can’t stand. It has turned me into such a basic bitch 😂 #momsofinstagram #thevelvetunderground #mombrain #mumlife #pregnancybrain #mumbrain #basic at Burgess Hill

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Episode 5 is up now! Please give us a listen and rate, review, and subscribe! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Catch us on Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts (Android only), RadioPublic, Overcast and PocketCasts. Link to iTunes in bio! . . . . . . #mombunsandfbombs #mombuns #fbombs #mombunspodcast #mombunspod #newpodcast #parentingpodcast #mompodcast #womenwhopodcast #instapodcast #newepisode #momconfessions #honestmomconfessions #parenthood #tantrums #toddlermom #tiredmom #tiredmommy #mombrain #mommylife #mommylifestyle #momprobs #dadprobs #dadlife #momhumor #housewife #stayathomemom #travelingwithkids #customerservice #goodnightmoon

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This afternoon I popped on Facebook and my feed was filled with beautiful family pictures. Damn. I forgot to get a family photo of us all dressed up. At this point we are all in comfy clothes, so it’s too late. I was beating myself up. I forget to take the good pictures all the time. Birthdays, Christmas, Easter... the day always flys by. But then I remembered that I did take pictures today. They weren’t the perfect family photo of us all wearing our Sunday best. They are pictures of the things the kids will remember. The Easter baskets, the press on nails, church, and that Eloise actually wanted to match me today. The beautiful family photo is nice. I still wish I had gotten a quick picture of us all together. But I’m not going to keep kicking myself. I enjoyed a beautiful day with my family (despite some hiccups) and it was well documented. . . . #documentyourmemories #eastersunday2019 #familyiseverything #lovemyfamily #easterbaskets #takemorepictures #4kids #mombrain #dontbeatyourselfup #enjoythemoment #bepresent #glamorouslifeilive #glamorouslifewelive

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18 hours ago

Is there anything worse than having to call a company’s customer service line? You can commiserate with Jes’ most recent interaction with her cable company on our next episode. It drops tonight at midnight CST (10pm for you left coasters)! Catch us on Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts (Android only), RadioPublic, Overcast and PocketCasts. Link to iTunes in bio! . . . . . . #mombunsandfbombs #mombuns #fbombs #mombunspodcast #mombunspod #newpodcast #parentingpodcast #mompodcast #momconfessions #honestmomconfessions #parenthood #tantrums #toddlermom #tiredmom #mombrain #mommylife #mommylifestyle #momprobs #dadprobs #dadlife #momhumor #housewife #stayathomemom #workingmom #sunday #customerservice #customerserviceproblems #jayz #beyonce #homecoming

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💛I had about 10 photos I liked more than this one, I do love this one because it simple and it makes you complete the story in your head.... but I had at least 10 better images. But my MOM BRAIN is the worst. I forgot I had this loop!!!! Not that I didn’t care, It’s just that my brain is mush. I’ll have to share a bunch of easter shots tomorrow! Do you have #mombrain ?It’s time for another #ourcolorfulholiday loop! Follow around to see how my photographer friends interpret this weeks theme: EASTER 🐣 🐰🐥🌸 Next up is: @tsap0417 . . #cm_eastervibes #tsj_happyeaster easter #letthembelittle #childrenseemagic #clickinmoms #snapfromtheheart #theeverydayportrait #project_faceless #faceless_friday #cameramama #ourcandidlife #wishes_and_wanderlust #thiswildlingsoul #runwildmychild #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodunplugged #momtogs #mom_hub #kidsofthelens #talesofthemoment #fleetingtotimeless #beyondboyhood

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20 hours ago

We had a lovely little day today. Little miss got to celebrate #easter2019 🐰 🐣 🥕 with her cousins who she’s finally able to (sort of) play with. . . We had our traditional #italiandinner of ravioli and meatballs 🍝which someone couldn’t get enough of 😋. . . I love creating our own traditions and continuing with others. One tradition I will not be carrying onto next year is hard boiling eggs and leaving them sit out 🤦🏻‍♀️. Oh not once, but twice. #momfail . . . . . . . . . . #familytradition #creatingnewtraditions #mombrain #oops #babyssecondeaster #familytime #momlifeisthebestlife #lovemylittlefamily #familyofthree #mybabygirl #familyfun #authenticallyme #keepinitreal

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1 day ago

Hélder stelt steeds meer vragen. Vragen die me geregeld met mijn eigen domheid confronteren. Over de regen bijvoorbeeld. ‘MAAR HOE DAN MAMA?!?!?’. Ik was dan ook blij dat hij zich vandaag eens tot anderen wendde en ik mijn #mombrain even wat rust kon gunnen. Tót hij volgende vragen op een meneer met overgewicht afvuurde: Ben jij een meneer? ‘Ja’ Ben jij een grote meneer? ‘Goh..’ Ben jij een DIKKE meneer? Ik weet niet meer wat die meneer zijn antwoord was want ik was niet de enige die de pijnlijke stilte probeerde op te vullen door wat ongemakkelijk te lachen en iets à la : ‘die kinderen toch he’ te mompelen. Want ja, we zaten op dat moment met nog 12 andere mensen samen op een bootje van nog geen 10 vierkante meter voor een tochtje dat nog zeker 20 minuten zou duren. Toppie! Ik heb wel zin in een uurtje lachen: wat waren de gênantste dingen die jullie kinderen ooit opmerkten? #familyof4 #teamhoefkens #selfietime #toeristenineigenstad #héldersays at Lier, Belgium

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Because it’s a holiday and I’m a mom I just had to share these 😂 Fun little side story - I went to take a a pic of us together, and realized I was wearing the EXACT same outfit as last year (evidence is in my Facebook profile pic) Seriously, who does that? #me 🤦🏽‍♀️I’m going to blame it on the fact that half my clothes Are in boxes, that I own one pink sweater, and wanted to match Ava 💁🏽‍♀️ .. 🧁🌸Happy Easter all, have fun with your family or whoever you are spending it with! .. .. #momlife #parentlife #momswithcameras at Atlanta, Georgia

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We almost forgot to hide ours and ended up scrambling at midnight to have them ready for when our toddler woke up. Next year, we’re just going to go to an egg hunt instead of having one at home. How is your Easter going? We’ll have a new episode tonight at midnight! Catch us on Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts (Android only), RadioPublic, Overcast and PocketCasts. Link to iTunes in bio! . . . . . . #mombunsandfbombs #mombuns #fbombs #mombunspodcast #mombunspod #newpodcast #parentingpodcast #mompodcast #momconfessions #honestmomconfessions #parenthood #tantrums #toddlermom #tiredmom #tiredmommy #mombrain #mommylife #mommylifestyle #momprobs #dadprobs #dadlife #dadliferules #momhumor #housewife #stayathomemom #workingmom #easter #egghunt #eggs #chrispratt

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When your job travels with you on vacation, there’s no asking for permission to enjoy yourself. 🌞⚡️ filling up my spring wellness course with some seriously gorgeous babes beachfront because #mybossrocks #gratitudealways

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If you can draw every nook and cranny of your home from memory and know how many pockets every one of your jackets and pants have because you check them daily looking for your keys, you might need a Chipolo. ⠀ ⠀ Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend those minutes you ‘lose’ 😉 every day just lounging around or even better you could be on time for a change!

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Happy Easter 🐣

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Happy Easter 🐰🐰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We tried many times for a sitting & saying “cheeseeee” style of photo. That didn’t work 🙊 Check out the attempts in my stories! Action poses just work better for these two ♥️♥️ . . . . . #newmommy #breastfedbaby #tandemnursing #twoundertwo #momminainteasy #momtruth #rawmotherhood #breastfeedingmomma #babysfirst #staylittle #mombrain #momprobs #sillytoddlers #mamamoves #momworkout #momweightloss #postpartumfotness #postpartumweightloss #mombod #postpartumbody at Ottawa, Ontario

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2 days ago

For an Easter present this year, God taught me something that is probably well known to you all but was life altering for me. I’m sharing it out of pure gratitude. He first whispered it to me a few months ago when my girlfriend shared an insight about self-care in motherhood. (I’ll put it in my stories so this isn’t crazy long.) Then He spoke it louder in my heart on Palm Sunday during our RS lesson on serving God with everything you have. And then He shouted it in my mind on Monday when I was talking to my sister @caleereed about surviving motherhood, and all at once everything CLICKED and I felt it/knew it/understood it and 😭😭😭 . In a nutshell what He taught me was 3 parts: . 1) YOU and YOUR NEEDS are just as important to your family’s happiness as all of theirs. Adequate self-care is essential. 2) God also requires that you serve with everything you have. Serving/loving your family is a way you are serving/loving God. And motherhood literally requires our entire bodies, minds, hearts, souls. (Whether you want to give it or not. Ha) . My rational mind would tell me that it is impossible for me to give my entire self while simultaneously being full/taking care of myself. And while I understand that self-care is important, there are many times that it is actually impossible for my family’s needs to be met AND for my own to be met. Or I’m trying really hard to do both and simply failing. I truly believe that rationally speaking it is impossible to give your children AND yourself enough. . Which brings me to the third and most important point: . 3) With God all things are possible. He is the ultimate Mediator - not only making up for my sin but also my weakness. HE FILLS ME. Regardless of how incapable I feel, if I give everything to Him (my fam) then He will take care of the rest (me). I’ve always understood this concept of Grace when it comes to my personal individual life, but understanding it in the context of my role as a mother has been earth-shattering. . More in my stories. But if He could make enough of the loaves/fishes, He can make enough of me. And you. Let him. ❤️ . Happy Easter, Mama.

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2 days ago

Am I the only one who forgot or somehow didn’t remember egg hunts or Easter 🌷baskets? Mom brain here 🤦‍♀️. . So I think Leo is too young for baskets. Plus he can’t eat most of the stuff the stores put in them. So my last min idea 💡 , create an egg 🥚 hunt in the back yard tomorrow. Thank you Target and Michaels for still having eggs and fillers and of course being open late 😅. Got creative with things to fill the eggs. New swim wear, his favorite fruit 🍎 and veggie 🥦 gummies, bubbles and a few new summer outfits. . #mombrain #momlife #toddlerlife #lastmin #healthy #creativemom #momwin #happyeaster

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2 days ago

Friends often comment that they’re amazed or impressed with how I manage four kids. For those people, just FYI.... -It’s almost midnight and I have no idea where the kids Easter baskets are -The only reason I remembered that I have a responsibility to fill Easter baskets tonight is that I read a Facebook post written by a much more responsible mom while laying IN BED, about to fall asleep -I just contemplated leaving a “sorry be back tomorrow” note from the Easter bunny -I’m off to wander the neighborhood to look for their rogue baskets that were lost during today’s egg hunts 🤪😩😭UPDATE: There was a moment I nearly admitted defeat. Maybe I had reached beyond my mom-related potential and this secular Easter tradition (times 4 kids) was just too much. This was a parenthood test and I failed. BUT, necessity is the mother of invention, so voila. Two of my children (the middle ones, OF COURSE) will be the proud (probably ungrateful) recipients of pasta colanders tomorrow morning. Happy Easter everyone! #momfail #momwin #mombrain #easter #sunday #imdone #middlechild

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We spent the first real day of sunshine and springtime like this because... 🤮BOOOO 👎👎 we had fun plans with family at the park but Em woke up puking so that went out the window. She’s doing totally fine today but I’m still recovering from what we’ll call “the incident.” And by that I mean: I’m packing Em J around on my hip. The doorbell rings. I open the door. A nice, innocent, serviceman here to work on our house stands on the step. AS SOON AS I say hi, Em spews alllll over the entryway, me, her, maybe a little on his shoes. 🙅🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️ and continued to do so while I ran her through the house this man is supposed to be working in to the nearest sink. 🙈🙉🙊 just hide me under a rock already. I couldn’t apologize enough as he walked around with tip toes trying to avoid this mess 😂😂😂 Just please, tell me horror stories of your kids to make me feel better. I’ll take anything I can get. Embarrassing no-filter kid stories, 🤮 stories, I need to hear it all! Us moms have to stick together, right?! 😅😂😩🙈

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Today I took some time to get out and about in my gorgeous city on this beautiful day. ☀️ Soaked up some sunshine and popped over to @sundayshop.co to shop the new @shoplekha collection! A chill, happy Saturday this new mama really needed. Happy weekend, loves! at New Orleans, Louisiana

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2 days ago

Reminiscing about one of our baseball trips a couple years ago to see the Royals. We are all excited for the season! ⚾️ at Kansas City, Missouri

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2 days ago

Me 💯! I’ll spend ten minutes looking for 🕶 that are sitting right on top of my head during the day. At night, I can solve all the world problems while I’m trying to get to sleep.🙄

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Effective, full body, heart-pumping, quick exercise. Take the easy way, mama. You don’t have time for all the other stresses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In my free Challenge next week, I’ll show you exactly how to fit it into your hectic schedule & give you the 7 minute workout of the day 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drop an emoji to join. . . . . . #toddlerfun #boymomlife #momoftoddlers #momofboys #slowdowntime #busytoddler #toddlerlogic #sillyboys #firstbirthday #terribletwos #mombrain #momprobs #messyplay #fitmom #fitmama #momworkout #momtruth #mamamoves #momworkout #momweightloss #postpartumfotness #postpartumweightloss #mombod #postpartumbody

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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Thankful today for gorgeous weather, a best friend who pays for brunch when I realize I don't have my wallet, and the patience to not lose my mind when a certain little girl cries because we didn't buy anything at any of the shops! I know how it feels kiddo, buying all the things is a good time. . . . #wintergarden #aroundorlando #momlando #orlandomom #thisisorlando #orlandodoesntsuck #modernmom #momlife #orlandoblogger #mommyblogger #mombrain at Winter Garden Farmers Market

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Heather!!! I can’t believe I missed your birthday 😩 #mombrain I’m so glad you were born! I cherish the friendship we have and I’m thankful for you always. 💗 I hope you had the best day!! Ps. This was our first bump picture together, but I didn’t know I was pregnant until a few days later 😂😍 love you, Heather Ann!

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Whipped out the sweetest little flash cards this morning. I had been saving them since the summer and now I can’t remember where I bought them 🙈 #mombrain

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