Thanks Monat for keeping me hydrated while I sit in the car and let my baby boy nap. .
Dirty seats brought to you by a little bit of toddler and a little bit of me 🤷🏽♀️
Why is it 2019 but still so many gender stereotypes out there??! Toy commercials are still awful! These stereotypical outlook on gender is harmful to kids, believing they have to be a certain way or like certain things. If they don’t then they fall out of their gender spectrum. This is not what we should be teaching our kids. .
Googling “play kitchen set” I scrolled and scrolled and only see girls advertising them. Typical. Why can’t a boy advertise a doll stroller or an easy bake oven?? What is the harm? What is everyone so afraid of still?? When you’re advertising cooking and cleaning toys to a girl you’re saying that’s all they can amount to and boys shouldn’t do those things. Boys shouldn’t learn how to nurture or be caring so they can’t advertise dolls. .
You’re also saying girls can only like pink & be feminine. Even toy weapons made for girls are super feminine and pink. You learn to genderize things by pink and glitter for girls and blue and aggressiveness for boys. You can’t help it, it’s been grilled in your brain and everywhere you go. You see the sea of pink in the girls clothing and toy section and blue and superheroes for boys.
What’s the big deal? Because girls are more than just pretty, they like math and science and dinosaurs just as much as boys do. Some boys like playing with makeup and nail polish and that should be just as o.k. Stereotypes and biases can be hurtful & treat people unfairly. Toys shouldn’t be divided by gender! All it does is make a boy feel bad when he’s bullied for playing with an Elsa doll. I’m not saying girls can’t like dolls and pink either, I’m saying there’s more to girls than a certain color.
I could go on about this all day and came out more as a rant than informative but please feel free to add your concerns with these issues. The more we voice out progressive change the more hope for others to change our outlook and push norms out.
I am 38 weeks pregnant today. I am hoping that this will be my last bumpdate, but if Evelyn is anything like her big sister, we have at least two more weeks to go. I feel a lot of pressure in my pelvis which makes it difficult to walk, sleep comfortably, or sit on the floor with Alexandra. Evelyn has most definitely dropped. I feel it in my back and in my bladder. I think she will have a higher birth weight than her sister. My stretch marks are back and growing, which reminds me that my baby is still getting bigger and, for that, I am happy. I am still getting NSTs done twice weekly, plus my regular prenatal visits - three appointments a week. It doesn't bother me much, but it is a lot to have on my plate at this point, especially with a toddler. Alexandra has been a dream, has rubbed and kissed my belly almost every day for a week, and is sleeping, eating, playing, and throwing tantrums like a normal toddler.
Shout out to my husband @thebedcat for being a good sport and taking these photos for me for the past 9 months - and for making me laugh and posting the last photo I took on his own page. I love you, Sean. You're so ridiculous and I wouldn't have it any other way.
We got our bluebonnet photos back from the wonderful @vanessacerdayphotography and they turned out so great! 😍 I am obsessed with bluebonnet photos for the little ones, and I’ll keep doing it as long as the kids don’t complain (too much 😉). .
Since the flowers came a little earlier this year they weren’t quite as vibrant during our early April shoot but they are still fabulous. I think they have that cool “wildflower field” look this year! .
Texas mamas, did you do bluebonnet photos this year? Where are your favorite spots? The #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter still has some and would be an adorable backdrop with those Easter outfits this weekend! 🐣
“More than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise” -Mike Adams
You are not protein deficient..you are NUTRIENT deficient! You do not need to drink more protein but you do need more micro nutrients in your diet. Wanna know a reason you keep weight on? Crave more poor food choices and don’t look/feel your best? Because you are seriously nutrient deficient! .
When you feed your body the right stuff(stuff you can’t get from a grocery store), all of the things I mentioned above fix itself! .
Another thing I hear? Its too expensive…
It isn’t. A lifetime prescription to insulin is expensive!!!!!
Wanna know why MLMs get a bad rep?
Not because its a pyramid scheme
Not because social media
Not because of the products
Cuz some people quit before they truly start!!!!
This changes LIVES…but its not rainbows and butterflies. You’re not going to just wake up, be loaded with cash, live in your dream house, drive the dream car.
It takes WORK. It takes pushing yourself outta your comfort zone. And some people just can’t handle that. So they quit before the miracles happen. They give up on themselves. That sucks. .
The opportunity is REAL.you have to have a Passion and WORK ETHIC. This is a BUSINESS and needs to be treated that way. You have to show up just like you show up for a 9-5 job. .
I wanna work with the WILLING. The hustlers. The women that have a drive for more. Not those that will dip their toes in and Get a taste of what this is and then quit. I want the lifers. (Is that a word?)
Ready when you are. I will not drag you along. Go creep my IG stories for a behind the scenes look into what I do. Spoiler alert- if I can do this... so can you
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