New year, same you.


β€œNew Year, same me.”

I know I know. You’ve probably seen this quote floating around A LOT the past few days.

Hear me out.

Since, I don’t know FOREVER?! January has been full of new diets, new fads, change.
But WHY do we feel the need to overhaul ourselves just because the year is different?

Truthfully?
I like who I am! The extra 2020 weight and all! 😜
Do I have areas I would like to improve in? Sure!
But just because it’s 2021 does NOT mean I’m going to just suddenly be able to be a morning person or hate pizza and cookies.
I honestly don’t see a need to put all the pressure on myself to attempt to be someone I’m not. Who the hell has time for that?!

If you’re feeling the pressure to loose weight, make a big change or take a big leap- we don’t need to rush those things. Take your time. Starting in January doesn’t make those things any easier or more important. ❀️
And damn it, here is to always improving the people we are, NOT trying to completely change them. πŸ‘πŸ»

Gut Connection Kids- Supplements for Littles.

Any other moms feel like they’re always searching for the best products for their little ones?

As my kids get older finding good supplements has become increasingly important. The more time I spent researching, the more I realized how hard it is to find good affordable ones!

When we had the chance to try Gut Connection Life by Country Kids, I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of products and the price! We have tried all four options- Cognitive Balance. Digestive Balance, Immune Balance, and Sleep Balance. Their company believes in raising the bar in integrity and authenticity, which just made me like them more!

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

The #1 favorite here is the Sleep Balance! It is a chocolate flavored powder, and we love to mix it up in a healthy smoothie one hour before bed. My kids can always use all the help they can get in the sleep department, and this powder provides us a healthy way to help ease them into bedtime! Along with a seamless combination of helpful gut-focused ingredients, each serving contains Lactium, a patented bioactive peptide coming from milk, used widely in Europe to reduce stress so that kids can fall asleep faster and longer.

#2 on the favorites list is the Cognitive Balance! It has a powerful probiotic blend to maintain gut health and support communication between the central nervous and digestive systems. With school in full swing, both Mason and Maddison love knowing their fueling their bodies with some extra help! These chewables are also taste approved by them, which isn’t always an easy task.

Immune Balance is a big winner for this mama, especially this time of year! It is a blend of prebiotics balanced with other immune-supporting ingredients to support a strong and healthy immune system and improve gut microbiome health.

Last but most certainly not least is the Digestive Balance! The focus for this one is to provide kids with the nutrients they need to maintain good immune and gut health, help reduce occasional discomfort/bloating, and even improve weekly bowel movements.

These products are intended for children aged 4-12. However, adults can also take this product by following the directions for the 9-12 year old dosage.

All products are available for purchase on countrylifevitamins.com, and you can get 20% off of your entire order with the code MOMS20 at checkout!

So, out of the 4 products, which intrigues you the most?!

Adventure Family Truth Bomb

A split second from our last adventure that looks like we kind of have our crap together.

Spoiler alert- we do not. πŸ₯΄

This fishing trip was short lived and involved some tears, the phrase β€œuse your walking feet” played on repeat, and many tangled fishing lines.

I will never claim our outings run seamlessly, because we have three kids and that’s just not a thing. πŸ˜‚

We have so many β€œnext time we should…” moments, but we’ve also found so many things that work for us.
The chaos comes with the territory, and doesn’t stop us from adventuring.

Do you have any tried and true tips for outdoor adventures with kids? I always love hearing what works for other people!

Showing Up for Our Daughters

If you wouldn’t say it to your daughter, don’t say it to yourself. ⁣
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π˜™π˜¦π˜’π˜₯ π˜ͺ𝘡 𝘒𝘨𝘒π˜ͺ𝘯. ⁣
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Now remember that the sweet little girl who makes your world turn is looking to you to show her what self love is. ⁣
How can we expect them to love themselves if we don’t show them how? ⁣


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Replace your negatives with positives. ⁣
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Let her know that their worth is not determined by a pant size.⁣
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Be proud of YOUR body so she knows to be proud of hers. ⁣
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𝘚𝘩𝘦 π˜ͺ𝘴 𝘭π˜ͺ𝘴𝘡𝘦𝘯π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 π˜ͺ𝘴 𝘸𝘒𝘡𝘀𝘩π˜ͺ𝘯𝘨. 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘱 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳 π˜ˆπ˜•π˜‹ 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧. 🧑 ⁣
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