We did our first night of sleep training last night with Adeline (yes, she’s almost 8 months old & we are waaaay behind the game - see previous 3.5 months of posts about sick child-sick mom, ear infections-repeat) In any case, here we are & she did well. We put our yoga balls in the basement (yep, still relied on bouncing #momguilt). We decided on an easy routine: pjs- 2 books- 2 songs- then put to sleep. We still had 3 wake-ups & sleep crying, but I will call it a win. She was bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning 👶 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 So even when you’re sleep deprived, stressed, feeling like your mom skills are just failing sometimes, you can still run hard. You can still give yourself the gift of endorphins & the gift to focus on you for a bit. Today: 6 x 800s between 7:04-7:19 pace. Running postpartum has given me some extra sanity when my world felt like it was always falling apart. We have fought weekly disasters, but here we are stronger, pushing through with the most lovely little girl in the world I get to call mine. #icandohardthings #igrunners #momlife #runnerslife #marathontraining #womensrunningcommunity #postpartum #postpartumfitness #reallife #runnersofig #instarunners #babygirl #7monthsold #7monthspostpartum #runhappy #endorphins #loveyourself #sleeptraining #bedtimeroutine

It’s Tuesday. And I’m wearing my pants inside out. 🤗😂 Brought to you by: a mom with 3 kids. #momlife #isitFridayyet

It’s coming together! Hall tree almost finished!

Barefoot bagel babe

I have to give a shout out to all moms everywhere!! Especially working mom❤️ I was able to quit my job when I got married and have been able to stay home with my kids. Last year when my hubby lost his job we decided to start a couple of business ventures together. We have an eBay store and a makeup biz. Up until the point before I got married I had always worked and I really enjoy working- but sometimes I can get laser focused on it and get annoyed that there aren’t more hours in the day to get all that I need to done!!! Time blocking has slowly become my Friend. I have had to learn that my kids still need my attention, The dishes need to be washed, the yard needs to be taken care of , and so on. With a husband who works a lot of hours as well with his current job and our businesses I think we could clone ourselves 3X over and we would still have stuff left undone. To all you moms out there I admire and support you in all that you do! The meals you cook at night after a hards day work, chasing after your toddler all day long and changing endless poopy diapers!! The working mom who comes home to a messy house, laundry to fold and a lawn to mow! Our work never ends, we can go to bed tired and wake up tired to do it all over again- this thing called life! And what a wonderful life it is ❤️ #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #workingmom #family #daughters #lipstickfamily #senegence #lipsense #workfromhomemom

I don't know about all of you, but getting up and out the door every morning is not always an easy task for me and my family! Sometimes I feel like I've already put in a day's work before I even leave the house: - -Go to the gym -get myself showered, dressed and presentable -convince Esme that going to Pre-K will be super fun and exciting (said with the most encouraging voice ever!) -ensure Esme is dressed, teeth brushed and her hair doesn't resemble that of a homeless person -find Garrett's missing watch, wallet, belt etc. -thwart Esme's current emotional breakdown (you know the big things like how she wanted two braids in her hair instead of one) -pack lunches -grab breakfast -run the dishwasher -hugs/kisses and positive affirmations -take out the trash -and whatever else pops up that morning. - The goal is to be out the door by 7am, but I'm ecstatic if I'm pulling out the garage by 7:15. - Anything that can help make this a smoother and happier process is welcomed with open arms!!! Can anyone relate to this??? - - Using my diffuser has become part of my morning routine for the past couple months. If everyone is dragging/riding the struggle bus after a long fun weekend -->I'll throw in some energy boosting Peppermint. Maybe I'm on edge because Esme has INSISTED on changing her shirt 3 times --> bring on the Stress Away. Or if we just woke up on the wrong side of the bed and need a little boost to get started on the right foot --> Citrus Fresh to the Rescue. - I haven't eliminated the chaos, the mad dash to get out the door or found a way to be on time every day. But, I have found a way to bring a little peace to our crazy mornings and for that I am grateful! - - - - - - #morningsaretough #neverontime #neveradullmoment #tuesdaytip

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