Happy Monday everyone! Hope ya’ll had a great weekend! Today I just wanted to recap my Kendra Scott event I had three weeks ago to help raise money for Santa Fe school shooting victims. I have so many people to thank, including everyone who came out, to all the amazing bloggers who partnered up for this event, and to all the brands who donated their time and service to make this a fun event for everyone. I also wanted to share a little Monday motivational thought on how a little act of service can make a difference in this world. And though we may not see the eventual outcome, I consider our actions like a drop in an ocean that creates a continuing and ever-growing ripple. We are that drop in the ocean that is part of a huge wave that will make a difference in this world. Read more of my recap and thoughts below.
Happy Friday, me and Josh are off to Akumal and Tulum Mexico! We are so excited to spend a kid free week together, and can’t wait for the adventures we have planned! Today I wanted to share an early Father’s Day tribute to the best dad there is, and share the story of the day when Josh found out he was going to be a father. I also found old pictures lol! We were so young and scared back then lol! It was the biggest surprise of our life, and nothing we planned, but the day we found out I knew Josh was going to be the best dad to our little one. Read the full story below.
Happy Wednesday everyone! So today is another special appearance from my handsome hubby for a Father’s Day gift idea edition with Zappos X Rockport. And guess what, we are talking all about Father’s day, and the summer shoes every cool dad needs in his closet. Plus, lets face it, my hubby is the coolest dad I know, and I love when I can get him shoes that are fashionable and comfortable for every day wear. So if you are looking for a great Father’s Day gift idea for Dad, check out my shoe picks below that every cool dad needs this summer.
Last Friday I had planned to post my Friday Favorites with this outfit, but after waking up and finding out another school shooting happened not even 15 miles from where I live, I became an emotional wreck. All the fears, anxiety, and guilt as a mom overwhelmed me. All I could think about was the mothers who lost their children that day, who would never be able to see their children graduate, and all I could think was this the future for my child. So many questions, scenarios came up in my head, and for a time I just felt helpless, guilty, unworthy as a mom to protect my own child. It’s hard as a mom these days to watch the news, to hear all the tragedies with school shootings, senseless shootings, lives of innocent children lost, and not have immense guilt and feeling of not doing enough in a time of tragedy. There’s so much we need to do, so much we need to change, and yet it can be so overwhelming knowing we cannot do it all. Today I’m sharing how I’ve been dealing with the anxiety and the guilt as a mom, and what has helped me cope during these hard times.
Happy Friday, everyone! This post might come a little later than usual. Yesterday we had a busy day with our mommy friends and went to the cutest brunch place made specially for moms with kids. There’s a park and so much room for activities, plus the food is really good too. Click here to see where we went. Today is a special post as we head into Mother’s Day weekend. I love sharing what motherhood means to me every year because it’s always fun to look back and read my thoughts back then and how they have evolved through the years. You can see my first, second, and third Mother’s Day post here. Today I wanted to share my thoughts about what it means to be strong as a mother and the one force that drives this unfathomable strength is a mother’s love. I once questioned Jesus love for us and the sacrifices he made years ago, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized what that love is. I’ve never loved a man more than myself, but the day my son came into this world, there isn’t a day I wouldn’t give up my life for him. He is everything to me, my pride and joy, my greatest blessing, he is why I am the strong as a mother.
Happy Friday everyone! Who excited for the weekend? I know I am, it’s my birthday weekend and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone! Today I’m sharing a fun post with my hottie of a hubby, and talking about our fitness goals and the benefits of working out with your significant other! Y’all what if I told you I fell in love with my husband at the gym. In fact I’m sure it was spotting him at the squat rack that I thought, man look at that butt. Haha, but for real though, my hubby get’s it from his mama! Plus I like having something extra to hold on to back there. Ok I’m going to stop before I embarrass my husband even more, but aside from enjoying a good view of his backside when we work out, here are six reasons why I love working out with my hubby, and the benefits of working out with your significant other.
Who is excited for school to be out and our kids to be home? I know for some of us mamas the thought of having our kids home twenty-four seven can be a little stressful. I mean let’s face it, we have to think of ways to entertain our kiddos to keep our sanity. So today I teamed up with Springfree Trampoline and KaBOOM! to share some fun backyard activities to do with your kiddos that will keep them entertained and having fun! Plus there’s an amazing Backyard Summer Refresh Giveaway (valued up to $13,000!) that you or a deserving family you might know can win! Read more below!
Happy Friday everyone! Who is ready for the weekend? With summer only a couple of months away I’ve teamed up with Banana Boat ® to share my top five summer outdoor activities I like to do with my busy little toddler. When school is out, we always try to find ways to stay active and have fun so we aren’t cooped up inside all day. But I also know the importance of keeping my little guy protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays and that’s why I use Banana Boat® Kids Sport Sunscreen. Check out our top five summer outdoor activities below and why I choose Banana Boat® Kids Sport Sunscreen to protect my little one from the sun’s harmful rays.
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Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today my handsome hubby is guest starring on today’s blog as we share our favorite budget friendly daytime date ideas with Zappos x Rockport. As parents we don’t always get the luxury to having the night out to ourselves, or the unlimited budget we use to have before becoming parents. But that doesn’t stop us from getting a little creative on how we spend our alone time together. Even if it means having our dates during the day when the little guy is in school. Check out our 5 Budget Friendly Daytime Date Ideas, and our date outfit with our Rockport shoes from Zappos.