Let go of the toxic relationship you have with those too small jeans you keep in your closet. They represent the idea that your body at this size isn’t desirable or worthy. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. ✌🏻
^ those are the words I told myself about the pair of overall shorts I had being holding onto in the hopes that “someday” they’d fit again. Truthfully all they did was serve as a daily gut punch that made me feel like my current body wasn’t good enough.
This summer they hit the donate pile SO fast, and this new pair replaced them. That tiny shift felt like the biggest weight lifted off, even if it wasn’t those extra pounds.
Do you have any “when I’m skinny again” reminders in your closet? It’s time to let ‘em go! ✌🏻
I have got my mind on summer, and summer on my mind. 🏖 Anyone else?!?
We’ve been starting to plan a summer trip, which made me immediately want to start shopping. 😉 Just a few years ago I would dread buying or WEARING a swimsuit. Nothing about it was enjoyable to me. Fast forward to now, and 28 year old me has embraced my body just the way it is and I want ALL the suits! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
Below are some of my favorite swim finds! Lots of affordable options because if you’re like me, you can’t have just one!
Keep scrolling for kiddo options!
You didn’t think I would forget the little ones did you?!
Kids swimsuits are actually one of my most favorite things to buy. Each of my littles has multiple, and they all get plenty of use in the summertime! Below are some of my favorites this season, including some that are perfect for sibling matching for SwimZip! There sun protection is next to none.
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. 👏🏻
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 oncountrylifevitamins.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?!