Happy birthday beautiful! @brea.xo
it’s not a birthday wish unless you post a collage of some sort online, right?!
our friendship has stood the test of time, many falling outs, toxic relationships, room-mating it up, vegas, and too many things to list! (most of which involved wayyy too many drankss!!)
i wish i could be celebrating today with you, like so many things distance makes us miss - but one thing i can’t be more excited for is to watch you walk down the isle and marry the man of your dreams.
your mom would be so proud!
real friends understand life,
real friends understand putting yourself and family first,
real friends don’t care about the condition of your home.
real friends are much like our children,
they love us when we are smelly,
they love us unconditionally.
real friends don’t need constant connection,
real friends know you’re there if they need you.
#womensupportingwomen is thinking before we speak and building each other up, before breaking each other down. 💪🏼 we had the most strange experience this weekend attending the local farmers market, and at first i was just going to let it go, but this is something dear to my heart. our family attended the market with both our kids in the wagon, both sun-screen covered, appropriate summer clothes, including hats, and not even 15 minutes in over 3 women (likely moms themselves) all commented on how we shouldn’t have our 9 month old out in the sun... which of corse had me second guessing my own personal decisions as a mom... but i did go back to the market later in the evening (kid free!) to shop some local goods and another woman at a local booth asked me if i was expecting... 🤦♀️ this is not something you want to hear when you’re literally the lightest you’ve been in a decade.
when did these things become acceptable to say to complete strangers? have i missed something? 🤷🏻♀️ even ibbs finds this topic laugh worthy. 🙄 #email@example.com #sharewithoutconnecting
Weekends are for spending time with friends and family so i apologize for a long one before i disconnect (for myself) and also try and #sleepwhenthebabysleeps 🤣❤️ i have prayed so long for the life i get now, the life i have with my family of four: and i’ll be the first to admit staying at home (period) some days is hard. yesterday was no short of that. it was a hard day. one that i was so thankful to have luke home for in the evening to wrap me in a hug. being a #sahm is harder than i imagined it would be. but this is the life i want for myself, and for our family. my kids aren’t going to need me this much forever. but they’ll need me forever. ❤️ i struggle like everyone (some days) where i dream i could be back working full-time just to enjoy adult conversation, a clean-ish home and food i could eat without sharing. but hey, this is life right now. and you know what, i love it.
do i wish there wasn’t an ocean separating me from my own mom most days? definitely.
but, wishing and living is something completely different.
there is no love like a mothers love. ❤️
so with that, today i’ll be enjoying the f*k out of my kids today - - sleeping, or not.
own your happiness.
own your life. #sharewithoutconnecting