Be picky with your life. It's your life! Why waste your time with and around the wrong people. Know your value and what you bring to the table as a person, friend or in a relationship. Don't settle for anything less. You will start to see your life look up and become more positive and peaceful when you know your worth and what your time is worth. Only surrounding yourself with people who value you as a person and bring positivity to your life.
This was a heavy post to write, because I am weighed down with conviction.
As a mother, my job description is to provide my little ones with sustenance, nourishment, love, attention, shelter, warmth, and comfort. But there is one thing that I should not be providing them with: temptations to sin.
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Books We ❤️! Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World
It was the perfect weekend to jump into this book with our 5 year old daughter. This beautiful book highlights the world changing accomplishments of a diverse group of women in science. It reminds our girls they have the power to accomplish anything. It features women from a range of cultural backgrounds. Our oldest was captivated and it opened up conversations about endless ways women in science can leave their mark on the world and what they have overcome. The illustrations are beautiful.
Today was supposed to be a day of cleaning, but I somehow got lost in the land before time where dinosaurs roamed the earth. It was quite the adventure, but I'm so glad to be back in 2017 now 😅#littleboys
Okay, I had to post one more from our first La Luna session session this morning... can we please talk about how g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s Stephanie is?! When she first contacted me to book her session, she expressed how much she had been wishing to do a session like this. The mutual love Stephanie and her daughter share was truly visible today. I'm so happy she'll be able to hold on to these portraits for years to come 💕 Styling by: @moon_dust_studio Makeup: @beautystudio.126
🌿 Shop Update 🌿
Hey y'all!! I took a bit of a hiatus the past couple months to focus on my family, the holidays and honestly just to breathe a bit! It's been refreshing and so good for this Mama's well being!
But I'm excited to jump back in again, and to say hat the shop will be re-open tomorrow!! Yay!!! Best sellers will be available again as well a new little Valentines launch! Thanks so so much for your patience the past few months and for following along and shopping small! ❤Ashley .
Hubby ran a half marathon this weekend. I'm so proud of the hard work he is putting in to meet his running goals...⠀
Mentally on the weekends the mornings are harder when it's just me after a full week of just me. So thankfully I had my trusty sidekick helping me out until hubby got home! ⠀
Please tell me I'm not the only mom who feels this way on the weekends?
I mean what else does a girl have who has been clean and sober off all drugs, alcohol and cigarettes for years? Cookies and chocolate of course 🙄 .
Reality check - we moved this past week and my eating habits have been off. I went back to night snacking and started to realize that my snacking is directly related to my Emotions (duh). With all the recent changes I went straight to food for comfort. .
I'm not ashamed to admit that I like sweets... and sometimes to a fault. Even though I am a health coach and lead other women through my online Boot Camps, doesn't mean I'm perfect. I'm HUMAN. .
And with being human, I'm also really great at continuing to dreams and set GOALS to work on myself because, I will never give up! It's still a continual practice for me to mindfully implement daily, HEALTHY behaviors. Most the time I AM consciously choosing healthy... and some of the time I choose chocolate 🍫 .
The same realness I am writing here, I also share with my boot campers. Because being VULNERABLE and real is what I am all about. Struggle is reality. And reality is what we can relate to with one another. And I'm ok with being imperfect. I'm ok being a work in progress. .
That's also why I LOVE my boot campers. And I love the community and support we all give one another. As a coach, I am here to lead you, guide you and support you- as I also continue to push myself and work on me too! I am real WOMAN, a wife, busy momma of two boys and am making the honest effort each day to be the BEST version of me. .
Do you want to work on being the best version of you? Do you struggle and long for some accountability to keep you on track and supported? If so, join me and my amazing boot campers Feb 6th for our next 21 Day Round of daily workouts and clean eating! This is your time to start something new. .
Drop your email below or shoot me a message and I will get details to you. .
It is this little darling's due date today! So thankful we got to spend the last month with her. She has completely stolen our hearts with her sweet little personality and her sleepy smiles. Im glad you joined us early, Julia. I can't imagine the last month without you!
TOMORROW is the day!🎉We will be having a site-wide SALE in honor of our 1 year birthday! We also will be gifting 5 lucky mommies who order during our sale a $100 shop credit! Check back tomorrow morning for more details!!👟
This is an AWESOME list of diffuser recipes!
The Young Living Essential Oil Premium Starter Kit includes 11 oils (with diffuser and other goodies included):
4. Stress Away
5. RC (respiratory comfort)
This chart is a good start for someone who is just beginning to use oils in their household since all these combos include ONLY oils from the premium starter kit. I'm in love with most of these combos already but the Strengthen and Purify is becoming a favorite!
My latest piece for @mamamiaaus is live and it's for all the parents out there who can't wait for the school term to begin. If you're broke, exhausted and your car is a cesspit of sandwich crusts, sand and unidentifiables, this one is for you. Link in bio.
There are pros and cons for moving in with us. You kind of find yourself. Between the psychologist husband and my endless "why are we here" talk. It's been since September that our nanny felt like she wants to try something new after 8 years as a live in. It was obvious and we kept addressing it. I took her to three MOMx events through @momsguide and even challenged her when she claimed she enjoys this job. We had our days and hours of endless chatter with me sitting on her bed with tea talking relationships. When she had heart break it was me that she called at work to talk. But, the truth remained that being a live in wasn't her scene. So my husband and I decided to give her the platform to breakout with the security of a smooth transition. When she came back from the holidays she announced that "you're right, I'm going to try--- but what about you"... I told her "don't worry about us we'll get by you go do you!"... so here we are transitioning her out. I've been her reference for jobs. She found one. She's moving out this weekend. We remain friends and she wants to join me at some moms guide events this season. Wish us luck on the next chapter of another someone who'll find themselves. In our house you'll be so uncomfortable if you're not real with yourself. We don't cover over stuff, we don't act, we don't talk about the weather and we definitely don't allow pretending. Love you Mae Mae. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨#celebrateeverything#livethelittlethings#abudhabimoms#uaemoms#uaemombloggers#abudhabikids#abudhabibabies#abudhabibloggers#uaebloggers#abudhabiblogger#uaeblogger#momof3#familyof5#expatfamily#expatmom#motherhood#beautifulchaos#celebratelife#positivevibes#sunshine