I came, I saw, I blogged ON. 🙌🏻
I met up with absolute queens👸🏼👸🏻👸🏽, stole this photo from @amumtrackmind and even gave a speech about Instagram 📸- for which the laptop deleted alll my notes 😱😱😱 anyway, I had a blast!
A huge thank you to my sponsor @moment.health - a new app📱 launching soon that seeks to give mums the tools they need to maintain positive mental health✊🏻✊🏻. I’m going to be talking about it all more soon, because guess what: we need to talk about it more. We need to #MakeItMainstream - and after spending a weekend being more than “mum”, being a woman, a friend, an entrepreneur... that’s good for the soul💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻. #BlogOnXmas
Motherhood connected us, food led us here and we came together because one of us will be moving to a new country 😢
I'm glad we made time to meet in person and filled our bellies (thank you for sharing calories, @thechillmom!😝), so everyone was happy!
So awesome to meet some of the people I've been following on Instagram and seeing at events, yet didn't get to chat with much. These mamas are such a fun bunch! Heartened to share jokes and stories over food at @ricenfries, who made sure our table was filled to the edge! We probably had 90% of the menu in front of us - and my fave was the Tuna Tataki Pasta (swipe to see THAT wobbly egg!), Foie Gras Beef Risotto, Baked Salmon with Mashed Potato and those crispy fries! 😋
We left with rounder bellies and fuller hearts that evening ❤️
In honor of #NationalDaughtersDay I'm giving you the real: This gem completely transformed my life. Although I was young, I made the decision to never let my circumstances affect how I parent her. The moment she was in my arms, I was a Mom first and foremost. Did I miss out on a lot of experiences that most go through before becoming a parent? For sure. I had to let go of a lot, most importantly my dance life. It wasn't an easy road but it was well worth any sacrifice. Now Adrianna is an 11 year old in Middle school (seriously time...can you stop going by so damn fast?) and she is honestly one of the most incredible human beings I know. I'm so insanely proud to be her Mom and count my lucky stars that I get to have this angel as my daughter. Ladies, no matter what your circumstance is, no matter how unplanned or messy your life may seem, there is ALWAYS, ALWAYS a way to make it work and create happiness for yourself. I am the proud mom of three remarkable human beings and I get to dance and werk it with you every week 🙌🏽😜...Life is not perfect but it is truly incredible and it's completely up to YOU to create a life you LOVE 🖤 #nationaldaughtersday 👭
Let's be honest, we all want more of this. More snuggles. More down time. More time to play with our kids.
We want less "Mommy has to work." Less "OMG what am I going to make for dinner?" Less missing activities because we're busy working on our computer. (I like the luxury of working from my computer at my son's practice, but I sooo don't want to be working on my computer at a game!!) That's why we became mompreneurs. More mom balance and less time away doing other things. That's why we need to maximize the content we do create.
I put together a training to help you repurpose your content so that you're showing up more online without having to output more. You've already got the amazing content. You just need to reshape it for the different platforms. Click the link in my profile to check it out.
And cheers to more snuggles and playtime on the floor cause they're only young once. .
Welp this mama did it, I had my first weekend away from my girl. I completed the La Jolla Cove 10 mile swim relay. It was a beautiful weekend spent in San Diego 🌴 but I was sure happy to finish my weekend with my family, even if we are all struggling with a sinus infection 😷
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@hayleythorpeholla is Baring the Bump! "My story is this: I love my body for the places it takes me. For the memories I see when I look at scars. For its power to change and create life. For it is my one and only. I love you body and I am grateful to you for embracing me." #inspirepregnancy#barethebump#igmoms#pregnancyglow
Happy sunday. Cute snap from the other day 😍. I'm at work today and @owentripdad is spending the day with his little squad. We have had a bit of a heat wave in Queensland this weekend which means trio can spend the day in their nappies 😆
@astridpati is Baring the Bump! "I took this picture yesterday because I just love how awesome us moms are! I'm currently 35 weeks, my first daughter was born 32 weeks and she's actually a happy and healthy 3 years old. Now I'm expecting my second daughter and this is the most pregnant I've ever been, and looks like she's staying in there for a little longer! That's why I don't want to forget this moment ever ❤" #inspirepregnancy#barethebump#35weeks#igmoms
@kelseylaskowski is Baring the Bump! "Our bodies, the most beautiful of temples. Housing another, growing another, nourishing another, being one with another for such a brief season in time...how could such a time possibly be shamed or sexualized? I'm so proud of this body and what it has accomplished.Despite the opinions of others (such as the doctor who said my body was not made for birthing because of my petite structure), or the people who have given me weird looks after I've told them we will be trying for a VBAC...I've never felt like such a powerhouse than when I've been pregnant. I love this, everything about this, and I feel it should be celebrated! " #inspirepregnancy#barethebump#igmoms#womanhood#motherhood photo by the incredible @danagphotography!
📷 Figuring out who can jump first without me seeing 🙈 In it together every step of the way! Siblings....the only enemy you can't live without. They are each other's sidekicks, and my tormentors, but wouldn't life be so dull if I didn't have them dictating my every move, of every second, of every minute, of every hour of every day 😂
6 months with a baby has got to be the fastest AND longest 6 months I ever experience. She's our favorite ball of chunk! She sleeps all night and she nurses exclusively. I added a few bottles a week for flexibility and that's been SO nice! We stopped swaddling and stopped the docatot last month, naps might be a little sporadic but we keep busy which makes me not care much at all if it's a half or full nap. (I'll give a schedule update soon on the blog for those who've asked!) I'm eating anything from protein bars and salads to ice-cream and dark chocolate. I purposefully haven't had a bathroom scale in over 10 years because that number should never have any power. I took a few weeks off from the gym and teaching classes but I've committed to exercising at specific times each morning and HOLY SORENESS! 😩😅Over the last 6 months I've realized that I exercise because I like to push through struggles. Mental and physical, equally. And when I take a lot of time off exercising I feel so down about missing that internal "push through the struggle" accomplishment. The mind | body connection is healing in so many ways for me. And this little girl did fantastic at the gym's kid's club and so we'll be heading there after she wakes from her nap! (I use @sudiosweden wireless 🎧for my playlists while I exercise. Use "janenecrossley" for 15% off) Lots of you ask how I have time and energy to exercise.. y'all, I don't. At all. 😂 I sat down and decided it's gonna be worth the effort to schedule it in when I'd rather stay in my sweats and nap or tackle my mile-long to do list. How about you?? #postpartum#6months
Last night was the first true sleepless night for me since having Rohan😴--really I've been blessed this time around so I shouldn't even complain.
But to say I'm exhausted is an understatement. 😩I'm trying really hard to stay positive (difficulty level 8) but have failed more times than I can count, if I'm being honest. So now I'm just trying to get by until Piyush comes home for lunch (he slept peacefully, by the way😬😖). Once that time comes I'm going to hop on my treadmill and reset myself.👌🏻
I captured this picture this morning. Rohan finally let me lay him down and his eyes were getting pretty heavy. Ever the opportunist, Arjun jumped up, stole his blankets and ensured that neither Rohan or I got any rest. 😞At least I got this cute picture? 🤦🏼♀️
📷 SOFTPLAY.....it's like making a deal with the devil! You are guaranteed to be left alone for at least an hour (before demands for crisps, juice and all the other junk), but will guaranteed to leave with a headache. Either way, I'm getting to sit down, with a coffee and finally go through my goody bag from Sunday's event! How gorgeous are these prints from @whitechalkstudio and we also each got a notebook with a gorgeous quote Emma had printed "and so the adventure begins" #everydayisanadventure
Oh, just chatting the ear off of a new little buddy he'd met a only a few minutes earlier. Sometimes I don't even know how this kid is mine. He spent most of his first two years of life with just me in our Brisbane apartment. I thought he'd be my "shy, reserved one", but it turns out he's probably the most effervescent and spirited person in our family! 😂🤷🏼♀️ @wyloandco #capsulecollection 📸: @docephotography
@ciara_ann444 is Baring the Bump! From the moment you become pregnant you become obsessed with your babies health, your health, your birth plan, the list goes on. So many things can goes right, so many things can go wrong. You have to trust within the universe. ✨💛#inspirepregnancy#barethebump#igmoms#pregnantbelly
2 years old today. 💙 I never imagined having a son, probably because I grew up in a house with all girls. When the ultrasound technician told us you were a boy, I thought -- do I have what it takes to raise a boy? Do I have what it takes to help shape him into a good man?
G -- you've made this easy on me so far. You're strong but choose to be gentle, just like your Dad, which means you already know your strength and how to save it for when it counts. Your sweet nature and contagious grin stop strangers on the street -- everyone just wants to be near your sunshine.
It's funny to think I couldn't imagine you, and now I can't imagine life without you. Keep smiling, charmer -- we're just getting started.
Happy birthday, sweet G. 🎈
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." -- Albus Dumbledore
You are looking at 2 generations of best friends in this pic! I'm so blessed to have these ladies by my side for the last 15 years, and the fact that our sons are so close in age is just plain luck. We're excited to watch them grow together, and the bond they already share is incredible. Having mommy friends makes this journey that much easier, wouldn't you agree?