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Mean Mom's Unite

Monday, May 20, 2019

Guy's today I was a mean mommy or so thinks my five year old... I mean it all started when I said good morning! Apparently unbeknownst to me she hadn't slept all night! The snores that rang out of her nose like a small trucker, they weren't real... She was adamant that she hadn't slept at all. I mean really this isn't all that different from most mornings when she denies sleep. She's done that now since she was about three, when she told me she doesn't sleep at night time anymore.


This morning though, this morning me greeting her with a cheerful good morning about set her over the edge. Has anyone else been there? I know this can't just be me right? I mean its cute at first but when even the bribe of her beloved jelly toast for breakfast didn't work I knew it was going to be a nap kinda day...



I should probably tell you that she's my mini and such a sweet little love (most of the time)! Then there are some days where I'm like why do you have to be so much like me? #thatattitudethough
So when the unavoidable nap time of the day came, she was really over me for the day, I mean I didn't love her anymore, and I was pretty much her least favorite human...  Let's cut to about two hours later, she was a completely different child!

Sometimes I wish it was that easy for me! If only I could be made to take a two hour nap and all my problems attitude and other, would melt away!

This isn't her norm, usually I'm her very favorite person at all times of the day and even when she denies sleep she's a joy. I know when I look back at these days it will be comical that a simple good morning could send her spiraling at least that's what I'm telling myself...

This is five and I'm going to soak in every minute before she off for school next year and leaving me in the dust!





How your day going with your kids? Let me know if saying good morning sets your mini off!!


That's all for today!
-XOXO

Young Living Cortistop

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hey friends, so today is a little different I have a video for you! I had to tell you about Young Living's cortistop and how you absolutely need it in your life! I hope you enjoy!!!



-XOXO

Motherhood Unplugged

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hey Momma! .... I see you!!!


I know you've seen the meme...





"My well behaved first born gave me the confidence to be a good mom. My wild child second kid taught me not to judge other moms."

Now we won't even get started on my third #bossbaby....


Anyway I love that meme but it really got me thinking... Why do we judge other mom's in the first place? I mean really, we've all been there right? We've been standing in line and have had to either leave our cart or wait it out and deal with the silent judgment because of a screaming child... If you haven't been there yet, just wait, it's coming.....


I mean stay at home moms tend to judge working moms and working moms will judge stay at home moms. It's not always this way but it happens more then not...
It kinda goes back to, you always want what you don't have right? Listen guys we're all just trying to do whats best for our families at the end of the day right?


I've done both, and now I'm doing work at home mom and I gotta tell you, it's all rough. Motherhood in general is the hardest yet most rewarding job. When I worked I was so sad I was missing so much time with my baby and his firsts and it wasn't fair. Then when I was non stop at home I was overwhelmed! I feel like everyone looks at me like it's such a blessing and I shouldn't complain. Listen it is such a blessing but ladies, it's non stop, its hard!

I miss them as soon as they are asleep or I go somewhere alone but during the day I mostly fantasize about bedtime.. It's the most ridiculous thing, if you're reading this though you already get that because you have those same feelings.... right?


I just got done reading "girl code" and while that book is a lot about entrepreneurship it's also a lot about women supporting women. Honestly it opened my eyes to a lot of things and I defiantly recommend it.

So I started thinking yes women in business should be raising each other up but what about moms? What if we were to say screw you mom guilt? I mean, when we judge others it mostly comes from a place of jealousy right? It maybe makes us feel a little bit better about our own parenting if we point out her faults....?

Guys I'm sick of this, I don't need to judge or gossip about anyone to validate my parenting skills. I have no place to! Just last week I literally was wishing I could time travel and go back to the sixth grade for a day to make this little boy that's been picking on my son cry! Yep I'm owning that! Bullying is a story for a different day though. Some most days I go to target with Scarlett and her outfit is on point and I look like a hobo, sometimes she literally wants to fight to the death for me to put a brush to her hair and she's the hobo... Then there's the rare occasion that were both fly, in which case she inevitably eats something that she finds in the back of the car and uses her shirt for a napkin... Or maybe it's a marker, I detest markers... Insert eye roll here but guys I'm telling you this because you have probably been there at some point and if not, well maybe send me some parenting tips!

My point is we all have our own things we are dealing with, we're all doing our best (most days) for our kids. So let's start a movement, lets be moms supporting moms! We're a few days from mother's day so what better time to start right?

So here's what I'm going to do, a weekly post about motherhood. The good, the bad, the dirty! If you have stories, I'd love to hear them!!

Let me know what you think of this idea! Is that something you'd like to hear about? We're going to build a mom community that's so supportive that everyone wants to join us, K!

That's all I have for today ladies! I hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day!!!!

-XOXO

April Favorites

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hey loves!! Hope everyone had a good Easter, spring break and all that jazz!!! Who all went to see Avengers?? Did you love it??? I haven't seen it yet so no spoilers!


Anyway let's do an April favorites post!!


So I'm still obsessing over all things peach which is super killing my keto life!!! I'm not even joking guys peach lemonade... Do yourself a fav and don't even try it, if you do though omg try the one from Wendy's!!! It's legit soooo delish!!!








Ok so then, there's this little shop that makes my absolute favorite oily bags... If you follow me on insta you may have heard me talk about them a lot... #obsessed  This one quite literally screams summer and beach and poolside parties to me and I'm here for it!!!












Ok so obvi, game of thrones came back this month and guys... I'm obsessed, truly I am!! If you haven't started this show yet do yourself a favor.... Ugh it's so so good and leave me some love below and let me know if you're a fan too!!








Lastly I'm super loving kimonos,  I've kinda stayed away from them in the past because I'm like do they really look good on a curvy figure....? The answer is yes! Also the answer is stop hating your figure and start loving it for all the great things it's done for you. This is a tough one for me and I struggle with it a lot but I am trying... Any I got this super cute Kimono from torrid for Easter and I think I'm in love!!!







Also I actually have an amazon store front now of a lot of my loves!! Check it out here it is an affiliate link so it helps support this blog!!


-XOXO







Negative Self Talk

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I know you've heard this before if you have ever listened to a self love podcast or even read a self help book... STOP THE NEGATIVE SELF TALK... Why do we talk about or to ourselves in a way that we wouldn't even think about talking to others...

Our words become our thoughts, our thoughts become our beliefs and our beliefs become our actions..... We've all heard it, tale as old as time right? #realtalk As many times as I've heard it though, it's almost like I don't know how to stop...
I know your probably thinking hello!!! You are supposed to be telling us how to stop this, not that you do it too... Yes, that's true but for the sake of transparency I'm going to tell you, EVERYONE struggles with this! The best thing we can do it take it day by day. We need to retrain our brains. It can be done, I know it can be done!! I know that while I still struggle I have come a looonnngggg way!


Guys do you realize, if we can master this, I mean how much easier would it be to lift others up if we already felt worthy.... And you are worthy, you truly are! I look at my daughter, she's five and genuinely believes she can do anything; and she can! The thing is, the negative self doubt hasn't hit her yet... I pray it never does, I pray I can teach her through example to love herself, to teach her that she is fearfully and wonderfully made.

Even now as I write this in the back of my head I'm like will anyone ever even want to read this, WHY? The truth is, even if nobody ever reads this blog again, it's therapeutic! It helps me and you know what? I have value to add to this little corner of the web, I'm worthy! You are worthy too, the only one holding you or me back from our dreams is ourselves. I for one find it super easy to get stuck in my comfort zone. Case in point, this blog... I stopped blogging for almost two years, why? Simply put, I knew I needed to go in a different direction but I wasn't comfortable sharing my heart with you guys for fear of rejection or failure...



So what are some things we can do? Well for me anyway I have to read, self help books, leadership books, girl boss books, whatever it may be I HAVE to read. What else? Positive affirmations, I know that sounds crazy but remember....
Our words become our thoughts, our thoughts become our beliefs and our beliefs become our actions.....
I like to roll on some Valor Essential Oil  (because that's my fave) and say things like...

I am worthy
I am unique
I have a lot to offer
I am a great mother
I am an amazing wife
I am an amazing  I do ok at keeping the house clean!
I can succeed
I will succeed
I will leave my comfort zone behind
I am loved
I am a truth seeker

My affirmations may look different then yours but you need to make some. Start your day with them, end your night with them. Another thing I do to get in a good head space is pray and read my Bible, I also have a prayer journal. That my friends can fix a whole lot of our problems....


That's all I have for you guys today. I'm stepping down off my soap box now I just felt like this was something I should share... Let me know if any of this helped or what you guys do to help with the negative self talk!!!

-XOXO
-Amanda

March Favorites

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Oh wow guys!! This year is 1/4 of the way done... Seriously!!! Seriously!!! March has been a blast I had an oil retreat which was amazing!!! Incredible I went to destin beach!!! AHHH anyway here we go on to the favs of March!!!




First up this jean jacket from old navy! To me it just screams beach in spring so here we are!! you can grab yours here





Next up this facial scrub from young living, listen guys I know I sell young living but I'd seriously use it even if I didn't!! This is called the satin mint facial scrub and it is incredible!!! If you want to try some of this goodness let me know,  I got the hookup!








Ok so speaking of old navy I got these tie front shirts and I know it's black and not very springish but black is my color summer, fall, winter or spring so #dealwithit  I didn't take a picture with me in it so this pic is straight from the old navy site and then one with how I'd style it paired with my super cutie tenneys from Maurices and my Kendra Scott goodness and of course AE because they have the best jeans!! You can grab it here! Bonus it's on sale right now!!







Next up, ok so you know I love oils and so the idea of a rollerball necklace was super exciting for me!! I found this girl on insta her name on there is rutilated rounds, her story is amazing and all of the jewelry that she sells is helping her fund her ivf! She's super sweet and this is her etsy  give her a follow. The craftsmanship is unreal! Also you can totes make the chain longer I made it short for picture sake!!!





Lastly for my #ketofam I thought I'd share my favorite #keto chocolate. I love the lilly's milk chocolate salted almond!!! It's so very yummy!! I get mine at publix grocery store but I have seen them at the health food store and a few other grocery stores too!!





That's a wrap on March loves!!! Let me know what were some of your favorite things in March???


-XOXO

Leadership in MLM's, Network marketing, or any other home based business!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Ohhh today will be fun, we are going to do a little chat about network marketing... I know, I know,if you've never done one; or more importantly you've never done the right one you think they are the worst idea ever right?

I mean scam or pyramid scheme right?!?! Nope, would you be surprised to know that I've been in one of those mlm's for over three years now? Guess what it's not? a scam! Guess what it is? work!



I really believe that's why people think they are schemes, usually their friends friend got in at the "right time" and then in 6 months they were bringing in 10k per month and now they vacation all they time and buy all the things... They make it seem so easy right? So when you jump in with both feet and two weeks pass and you aren't any richer yet you're like wth....! This is crap and probably a scam too, I should jump over here to what my best friends sister is doing she's on "the ground floor" ill have better luck there... I like to call these people serial mlmers, don't be them, seriously... You have to work for these things to work!

Oh wow I got seriously off track, whoops are you still there? Anyway we can discuss mlm's later we were supposed to be talking leadership....



Ok, let's talk about leadership...! If you have sold even one kit you are a leader. If you've sold one wrap, one mascara, one bracelet, one weight loss pill, one pan,  ready or not you are a leader. You are building your team.
You friend, you have something to offer your team. There is only one of you and finding your voice is so very important... These people chose to sign up with you, to buy from you.. 
So what is leadership? It's an action right? The action of leading a group or individual... Is it hard? Yes!!! Is it worth it? YES! Will you have to work? Yes! 


We are going to face all kinds of trials and conflicts but it's how we handle them that sets us apart as leaders... I came across this quote a while ago and its actually my screen saver


"Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership." 

Let that sink in.... I am negative by nature, it's easier right? It's easier to complain then to fix, but that's not what leaders do. Not only that but when I'm negative it hurts me, it hurts my business, it hurts my health.... It lowers my frequency level by 10.... I don't have time for that guys and neither do you... 
What if we choose to take action and be positive every.single.day... How much different would our lives look? How much different would our business look? How much different would our relationships look? 



Be a leader, chose to work today, chose to grow your business  and make a difference in your life. You are the only one that can make you do it!



-XOXO

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