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?

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»

Get Lost.

Take the top off and get lost. β €

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new motto.

After 7 months of jeep life, I think it’s safe to say that she’s broke in! β €
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We stuffed her to the brim with people and camping gear one day, then got her topless and covered the interior with dirt the next.

As we climbed those narrow mountain two tracks right along with the ATV’s and the UTV’s, the words β€œI’m so happy we bought this” were repeated countless times. I already can’t wait to add another layer of dust next weekend. πŸ‘πŸ»

Do you have a favorite place to escape to?

I added some photos from our adventures below, but I always post a TON on my IG stories, so make sure to follow there!

Showing Up for Our Daughters

If you wouldn’t say it to your daughter, don’t say it to yourself. ⁣
π˜™π˜¦π˜’π˜₯ π˜ͺ𝘡 𝘒𝘨𝘒π˜ͺ𝘯. ⁣
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? ⁣

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

They Call Me Mama.

No one can prepare you for the high volumes of love that fill your heart when you become a mother, just like no one can prepare you for how hard it can be.

Its only fitting that the thing that brings us the most joy also tests our sanity and patience.

We learn to soak up the small moments, take all the pictures, and the power of a few deep breaths.

We learn that there is no such thing as a perfect mom. That there are different ways to parent and it’s OKAY.

There are hard days. Days where we don’t feel like we can keep giving it all, but somehow we do.

It isn’t easy to see the beauty when you’re in the thick of it all, but these are the days we will one day look back on and wish we could go back and slow time down a bit.

Motherhood is messy, chaotic, wonderfully beautiful, and unlike anything else.

I’m incredibly blessed to have these three precious souls call me mama.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mamas out there. 🀍