Get Lost.

Take the top off and get lost. ⠀


new motto.

After 7 months of jeep life, I think it’s safe to say that she’s broke in! ⠀

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 “I’m so happy we bought this” were repeated countless times. I already can’t wait to add another layer of dust next weekend. 👏🏻

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. ⁣

𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯. ⁣

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 𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘱 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘕𝘋 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧. 🧡 ⁣
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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. 🤍

Jerika

It’s Okay to Just Survive.

Hey mama.

If you are doing more surviving than thriving- this is for you.

(Thanks Jill for that ever so accurate phrase. 😉)

Every time I open my Instagram or Facebook I am greeted with moms who seemingly look like they have it all together. Art projects, perfect schedules, and at home work outs fill up my feed.

Most of me is thinking “Yay you! Get it girl!”, but there is that part of me who gets sucked into feeling less than. Cue the mom guilt.

Navigating 2020 hasn’t been easy for me. I’ve been riding a roller coaster of emotions- for every few “I got this” days, I have a “NO you don’t” day.

Some days everything works. The house gets cleaned, the schedule is followed, the fights are minimal, and we might even squeeze in a fun activity. But those days of simply surviving are VERY real too and that’s okay.

If you’re feeling less than, remember that those kids don’t care if you are perfect. You might not be thriving, but you showed up and that’s what matters.

No matter how your day goes,

YOU are a good mom.