It is still weird to say that I’m a mom. I have moment where I just look at Papa and I’m like you came from me little man. I immediately smile and my heart warms up. Life as mom is crazy. Once I think I have it all together then BAM … toddler hood comes at me full force lol.
I wouldn’t trade it for anything though.
Last night I was thinking about everything I have been through so far with Ash and how I’ve grown that it seems longer than 18 months. I wanted to share the top 7 lessons that I learned from being Ash’s mom and wanted to share it with you guys too
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Happy 2020 my loves!
Feels a little weird saying/writing 2020, doesn’t it?
A couple of weeks ago I reflected on my 2019 goals (Ciao 2019|A YEAR IN REVIEW) and also set goals for 2020 (2019|It’s been real, bring on 2020). 2019 was definitely a year where I kind of got to find myself all over again, especially with being a new mom and trying to adjust to my new normal.
I will admit that I had more bad times than good and that’s totally okay, because the things that I went through taught me to hold my head high and go after what the f*** I want … screw what everyone else thinks. I won’t go into details, but just know I’ve had enough and am making some decisions to just make sure things go my way this year.
I definitely reach some goals last year and made some head way, but I want 2020 to really be my year. I don’t want to just say it, but I actually want to take action. So here I am, picking 5 goals out of my list of what 14 that I had to make sure I really hone in on them. Here we go, again ...
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Hi friends!! For those of you who follow me on SnapChat, @AdoreSimmy, or Instagram, @BarbelleBeautyy, then you have probably been keeping up with me on my weight loss journey and multiple failed attempts at the Whole30. Last Thursday, I completed my second round of the Whole30 and I am just so happy that it is finally over.
I’ve had such a great experience with this program, but I won’t say that it changed my life. It made a difference, but there were no drastic changes that happened. For the most part, I already watch what I eat, so I just am not big on restricting myself again for another 30 days. I just love food so much that if I want something sweet then I can have it without having to “restart.”. Now in regards to the reintroduction, I did it last Friday & Saturday …. after that I was like whatever, bye. I just came to realize that I really don’t like having rules when it comes to my food.
LOL, sounds like I’ve been liberated, huh?
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There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you are a super mom. And don’t you forget it!
- The feeling of guilt, doubt, anxiousness or uncertainty experienced by mothers when they worry they’re failing or falling short of expectations in some way.
Before having a baby, I would occasionally hear about this thing called mom guilt. I could not, for the life of me, understand why it was so difficult for someone to leave their child. Whether it was to go workout, hang out with friends, or even just too simply have some me time. Now I have a one year old and completely understand this whole mom guilt thing and I believe we do it to ourselves. In my opinion, mom guilt is induced and we Mama’s should give ourselves a break, as if there is not enough social pressures already.
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