happiness is getting a last minute “beach day?” text from a friend and being able to say “YES.” on a Tuesday. I’m grateful for a lot of things, but being my own boss in a place that’s 30 minutes from the ocean is in big bold letters at the top of the list. I’ve also added a few “phrases I didn’t know existed until I became a mom” to the list: “we don’t punch our friends in the face.” & “aaaaaand she’s pooping. in a hole in the sand.” another day in toddler-mom paradise. always a joy facing fun new territories with you, @tinaloveridge. 🌊🍷🤪
needing to hit the “redo” button on the last couple of days for all 3 of us 🤷♀️ tears, tantrums, more tears, lack of sleep, mom hogging, and lots of saying “sorry sissy”. and what do I do when I have 5 minutes to myself?!..look at pictures of my little nuggets and remember... mamas, we are doing some pretty amazing work. some would say the most important work. we are teaching our little people to be compassionate little humans. we are teaching them love, kindness and a lot of forgiveness. 💚 keep up the life-changing work. it’s not hidden. it’s very much alive. like this sweet smile on my babie’s face.
Clean frames sometimes leave out the realness... the authenticity for me. They BEAUTIFULLY isolate a subject, but when I go back to moments like this (yeeeaaarrrss from now), I will want to see them in their element and making these toy explosions together. . Last weekend was the first time they all played WITH each other. Kyler was sitting at the table and got up to grab some more legos. Emery stole his seat and proceeded to PLAY with her brothers. (More realistic description is she was stealing toys from them 😬 and they obliged. She’s clearly going to be the boss.) So yeah, I love this messy life. #winsibs . . . . . . #clickpro#cameramama#clickmagazine#igmotherhood#magicofchildhood#momswithcameras#simplychildren#documentyourdays_gold#infinity_children#realmotherhoodseries#momtogs#dearphotographer#the_sugar_jar#let_there_be_delight#jj_its_kids#grandrapidsphotographer#childofig#lookslikefilmkids#pk_goesgold#oem_gold#wildandbravelittles#stunningbabies#pm_gbsummer#westmichiganphotographer #clickinmoms_goldhope#mom_hub1118#my_magical_moments#teamup4goldkids#siblinghoodlove
Hiiii I’m Nicole, and consistency just isn’t something I’m good at. Whenever life happens it’s like a ton of bricks just stops me dead in my tracks. For years, and I mean years I tried to get healthy. I joined a gym only to go twice before I “got too busy” to ever go. I purchased meal replacements at GNC, only to get sick of drinking shakes for my meals. I got a treadmill, only to ever use it when I was on a kick. And I thought eating healthy was going for the low fat, nonfat items at the grocery store, and without getting many results I quickly threw in the towel on “healthy eating.” . Sound like anyone you know?? . Can I tell you what changed? My knowledge and mindset. I’ve learned so much about what it takes for me to get results, to feel good, and to stay consistent. I’ve been able to duplicate that process by helping others through the same obstacles I faced for so many years. And that confidence has helped me stay consistent because now I know how much it helps other people. See what I did there?? It’s a Compound effect. ❤️ & I’m here to help you break those same habits.
‘There are no lines in nature. Only areas of colour, one against another.’ -Edouard Manet . This glorious bush is flowering in our backyard and I know it doesn’t stay this beautiful for long so I have to make the most of it!! It was the perfect backdrop for some pics of our stunning new bow from @sweet_adalyn 😍 New bows have been released to the store this morning and there is FREE SHIPPING for today only!! Head over to check out the other styles and make sure you wish miss Adalyn (the store namesake) a happy third birthday while you’re over there xx