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  • Something I’ve always loved about my sister is her love for detail and pretty things. She always been so good at it and when it comes to plants it’s no different. We can be casually walking in the store and if she sees a beautiful plant, she’s right next to it. Lately, Miranda has been the same exact way. It started with one and has grown to many. Watching her care for her plants and decorate her shelf in such a beautiful way makes my heart so happy and takes me back to appreciating the little things in life. Whether it’s plants or people They both love with all they have and I’m just blessed to have both of them in my daily life. 💓
  • Something I’ve always loved about my sister is her love for detail and pretty things. She always been so good at it and when it comes to plants it’s no different. We can be casually walking in the store and if she sees a beautiful plant, she’s right next to it. Lately, Miranda has been the same exact way. It started with one and has grown to many. Watching her care for her plants and decorate her shelf in such a beautiful way makes my heart so happy and takes me back to appreciating the little things in life. Whether it’s plants or people They both love with all they have and I’m just blessed to have both of them in my daily life. 💓
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  • Who's ready to jump into the holiday weekend??? We definitely are and I’m pretty lucky that I get an extra long, long weekend... today is my Friday! ⁣
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Even though we are staying home for Memorial Day weekend, I’m excited to relax, get some yard work done and have some fun!
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What are your plans for this weekend?
  • Who's ready to jump into the holiday weekend??? We definitely are and I’m pretty lucky that I get an extra long, long weekend... today is my Friday! ⁣

    Even though we are staying home for Memorial Day weekend, I’m excited to relax, get some yard work done and have some fun!

    What are your plans for this weekend?
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  • Isn’t so difficult to understand. #bonusmom
  • Isn’t so difficult to understand. #bonusmom
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  • BIG NEWS ALERT!! We are so excited that we just cannot contain it!! Have you ever wondered what it is that I do? Have you ever wondered why it is that I’m so passionate about it? Have you ever wondered what’s all the hype about? Now girl you’re about to find out! Next Tuesday me and two other coaches are going to be running a free sneak peek group! Three days long, completely free and you get a sneak peek into what it is that we do, why we love it, how it changed our life and why we keep showing up. Drop me an emoji below or send me a DM to get you started!! #free #community #sneakpeek
  • BIG NEWS ALERT!! We are so excited that we just cannot contain it!! Have you ever wondered what it is that I do? Have you ever wondered why it is that I’m so passionate about it? Have you ever wondered what’s all the hype about? Now girl you’re about to find out! Next Tuesday me and two other coaches are going to be running a free sneak peek group! Three days long, completely free and you get a sneak peek into what it is that we do, why we love it, how it changed our life and why we keep showing up. Drop me an emoji below or send me a DM to get you started!! #free #community #sneakpeek
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  • Louder for the people in the back. 👏🏼
  • Louder for the people in the back. 👏🏼
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  • Life is about balance. Appreciate the ebb and flow of the moments. •
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Repost: @decade2doodles
  • Life is about balance. Appreciate the ebb and flow of the moments. •

    Repost: @decade2doodles
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  • I sooo overslept this morning. As in I don’t remember my alarm or my husband’s 4 alarms going off this morning.

Cory didn’t wake me up (probably because he knew I needed rest) and the boys actually left me alone this morning (maybe they knew too?). So I took it as a sign from God that I needed to slow down and rest.

I had a slow morning that consisted of lots of snuggles and hot coffee.

The boys and I went on a short walk up the road to see the neighbor’s cows, and then headed to the Y so that they could play while I knocked out some work.

As much as I didn’t want to work, I made myself because when you’re your own boss you just have put on your big girl panties and handle it.

But look at some of the things from my peeps inside of my virtual gym/fit community that have been shared this week:
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“I hit the 10 lb mark today! I didn’t think I was gonna ever make it 😆 thanks for your encouragement“
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“I’ve lost 15 pounds.”
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“So this morning I decided to try on my size 14 shorts 😭😭😭 and they FIT. I haven’t worn these since [my son]. So since the summer of 2015 😬 wow!“
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One of my favorites is this though (from the person above who lost 15lbs):
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“This weekend will be a challenge, we are going camping with the whole family. Lots of snack foods and 3 days of no scales 🤷‍♀️ but I’m not going to stress over it...I’m going to enjoy the time with family and make smart food decisions.”
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Look at her mindset!!! When we first started to chat and talk about her linking arms, her outlook was not this AT ALL.

That part of her message that she sent me made my heart swell so BIG.

This nutrition course is LIFE CHANGING.

These are real people, getting real results, all while ENJOYING life and not restricting themselves.

If that’s not freedom then I don’t know what is!

My inbox is always open 🙂. #WhyNotYOU
  • I sooo overslept this morning. As in I don’t remember my alarm or my husband’s 4 alarms going off this morning.

    Cory didn’t wake me up (probably because he knew I needed rest) and the boys actually left me alone this morning (maybe they knew too?). So I took it as a sign from God that I needed to slow down and rest.

    I had a slow morning that consisted of lots of snuggles and hot coffee.

    The boys and I went on a short walk up the road to see the neighbor’s cows, and then headed to the Y so that they could play while I knocked out some work.

    As much as I didn’t want to work, I made myself because when you’re your own boss you just have put on your big girl panties and handle it.

    But look at some of the things from my peeps inside of my virtual gym/fit community that have been shared this week:
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    “I hit the 10 lb mark today! I didn’t think I was gonna ever make it 😆 thanks for your encouragement“
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    “I’ve lost 15 pounds.”
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    “So this morning I decided to try on my size 14 shorts 😭😭😭 and they FIT. I haven’t worn these since [my son]. So since the summer of 2015 😬 wow!“
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    One of my favorites is this though (from the person above who lost 15lbs):
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    “This weekend will be a challenge, we are going camping with the whole family. Lots of snack foods and 3 days of no scales 🤷‍♀️ but I’m not going to stress over it...I’m going to enjoy the time with family and make smart food decisions.”
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    Look at her mindset!!! When we first started to chat and talk about her linking arms, her outlook was not this AT ALL.

    That part of her message that she sent me made my heart swell so BIG.

    This nutrition course is LIFE CHANGING.

    These are real people, getting real results, all while ENJOYING life and not restricting themselves.

    If that’s not freedom then I don’t know what is!

    My inbox is always open 🙂. #WhyNotYOU
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  • Meet @kclanderson, my guest for the latest episode of Maybe Someday. (Link in profile!) Karen reached out to me with this message: “The short-ish version is this: I don't remember a time that I ever wanted to have children. I assumed I'd have them. I'd go to college, meet a guy, get married, and have children.” She met and married a man with three kids from a previous relationship, and said she felt relieved when she learned that he didn’t want more.

Over the years, Karen has explored the hows and whys of who she is and why she didn't want to have children. Part of that exploration led her to healing her relationship with her "difficult" mother (and writing a book about it, for other women who have difficult relationships with their mothers). And it led her to explore and to write about the truth of her relationship with her husband's ex-wife (and the mother of his children) who died nearly five years ago (her essay was published in @oprahmagazine in January). In our wide-ranging conversation Karen talked to me about step-parenting, choosing not to have children “of her own”, healing a difficult relationship with her own mother and the mother of her step-children.
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#maybesomeday #podcast #nokids #childfreebychoice #childfree #motherhood #feministpod #nokidsforme #mybodymychoice #stepmother #stepmom #stepmomlife #bonusmom #bonusmomlife #stepmothering #oprahmagazine #difficultmothers #difficultmotherdaughterrelationships
  • Meet @kclanderson, my guest for the latest episode of Maybe Someday. (Link in profile!) Karen reached out to me with this message: “The short-ish version is this: I don't remember a time that I ever wanted to have children. I assumed I'd have them. I'd go to college, meet a guy, get married, and have children.” She met and married a man with three kids from a previous relationship, and said she felt relieved when she learned that he didn’t want more.

    Over the years, Karen has explored the hows and whys of who she is and why she didn't want to have children. Part of that exploration led her to healing her relationship with her "difficult" mother (and writing a book about it, for other women who have difficult relationships with their mothers). And it led her to explore and to write about the truth of her relationship with her husband's ex-wife (and the mother of his children) who died nearly five years ago (her essay was published in @oprahmagazine in January). In our wide-ranging conversation Karen talked to me about step-parenting, choosing not to have children “of her own”, healing a difficult relationship with her own mother and the mother of her step-children.
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  • I've bever seen those super cute placemats! 😯
  • I've bever seen those super cute placemats! 😯
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  • A camel what? Shopping for supplies for this bikini competition in July has been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my entire life. The things you learn about how to keep things in place will blow your mind! #shopping #shocking #saywhat
  • A camel what? Shopping for supplies for this bikini competition in July has been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my entire life. The things you learn about how to keep things in place will blow your mind! #shopping #shocking #saywhat
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  • LOVE the photo Ozark Sports Zone captured of @heatherscrmom  and I cheering on her daughter Holland at the ladies soccer sectionals last night! This was when Holland scored Central’s goal! #fans #soccermom #bonusmom
  • LOVE the photo Ozark Sports Zone captured of @heatherscrmom and I cheering on her daughter Holland at the ladies soccer sectionals last night! This was when Holland scored Central’s goal! #fans #soccermom #bonusmom
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  • 4 years, just like that! I’m emotional😭.
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Can’t believe another one has flown by, and my babes are off to be 3rd graders! They have been one of my most favorite classes and the family we’ve made in room 168 is going to definitely be missed. My heart is so full, but also heavy at the same time, knowing that what we have right now will never be again. The 22 of us together every day, laughing, learning and growing with each other. I look forward to the next few years when they will still come down to the 2nd grade hall and give me love! 💞.
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And you guys want to know what’s really going to kill me this year? My first ever class, from my first year teaching, are 5th graders and will be leaving to go to middle school. There’s nothing like your first group of kids as a teacher, and I actually had them for two years. I had them in second grade my first year, and then I looped with them to third. That group of kids has my whole heart and I am dreading the day I watch them leave and become middle schools. Dreading that day, but also beaming with pride that my babes are growing up and are going to be so successful in life. 😭😭😭.
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These last few days are going to be very emotional for me, but I’m just planning on soaking it all in and loving on my babes for every last second! ♥️
  • 4 years, just like that! I’m emotional😭.
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    Can’t believe another one has flown by, and my babes are off to be 3rd graders! They have been one of my most favorite classes and the family we’ve made in room 168 is going to definitely be missed. My heart is so full, but also heavy at the same time, knowing that what we have right now will never be again. The 22 of us together every day, laughing, learning and growing with each other. I look forward to the next few years when they will still come down to the 2nd grade hall and give me love! 💞.
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    And you guys want to know what’s really going to kill me this year? My first ever class, from my first year teaching, are 5th graders and will be leaving to go to middle school. There’s nothing like your first group of kids as a teacher, and I actually had them for two years. I had them in second grade my first year, and then I looped with them to third. That group of kids has my whole heart and I am dreading the day I watch them leave and become middle schools. Dreading that day, but also beaming with pride that my babes are growing up and are going to be so successful in life. 😭😭😭.
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    These last few days are going to be very emotional for me, but I’m just planning on soaking it all in and loving on my babes for every last second! ♥️
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  • How do you stay on track?
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Someone asked me this yesterday in a dm, and my first thought was routine. I do it because it’s just part of my day now. I think one thing that’s helped me stay consistent is having a good strong morning routine. It creates a habit. It sets the tone for my day, and helps me overcome any anxiety I might have.
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I have been trying to share more on my stories of what my morning routine looks like. Gratitude, PD, and PRE is my saying. Kinda catchy huh? 🥰
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BUT seriously when you interrupt anxiousness and anxiety with prayer, personal development, gratitude, goal setting, and moving your body you’ll be surprised on how it helps.
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As @msrachelhollis says “because if you own the morning, then you own the day.”
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#personaldevelopment #starttodayjournal #christianwomen #prayfirst #quiettime #Owntheday #bonusmom #wife #metime #morningroutine #girlstopapologizing #girlwashyourface
  • How do you stay on track?
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    Someone asked me this yesterday in a dm, and my first thought was routine. I do it because it’s just part of my day now. I think one thing that’s helped me stay consistent is having a good strong morning routine. It creates a habit. It sets the tone for my day, and helps me overcome any anxiety I might have.
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    I have been trying to share more on my stories of what my morning routine looks like. Gratitude, PD, and PRE is my saying. Kinda catchy huh? 🥰
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    BUT seriously when you interrupt anxiousness and anxiety with prayer, personal development, gratitude, goal setting, and moving your body you’ll be surprised on how it helps.
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    As @msrachelhollis says “because if you own the morning, then you own the day.”
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    #personaldevelopment #starttodayjournal #christianwomen #prayfirst #quiettime #Owntheday #bonusmom #wife #metime #morningroutine #girlstopapologizing #girlwashyourface
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  • If you're out there - you know who you are.
The brand new Stepdad with the weight of the world on your shoulders.
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Let me help free you up a bit.
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You are indeed a man, a father, a husband, partner, and Stepdad. .
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Those wonderful people  who've created a space for you in their lives won't love or think of you any less because you use the above three words in this IG post.
  • If you're out there - you know who you are.
    The brand new Stepdad with the weight of the world on your shoulders.
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    Let me help free you up a bit.
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    You are indeed a man, a father, a husband, partner, and Stepdad. .
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    Those wonderful people who've created a space for you in their lives won't love or think of you any less because you use the above three words in this IG post.
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  • Selfless.. ⁣
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when we were trying to decide where our big honeymoon trip will be, Alex’s response was Disney world because we don’t want annabelle to feel left out. I couldn’t ask for a better person to be in our lives. ⁣
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to the girl who takes care of everyone else before herself. Making sure Annabelle and I both have everything we need... fed, clean clothes, homework done, my daily schedule reminders (I would be a mess without) all before herself. ⁣
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Thank you for all that you do. Can’t wait to marry you! #44days #married #hitched #wife #bonusmom 😍
  • Selfless.. ⁣

    when we were trying to decide where our big honeymoon trip will be, Alex’s response was Disney world because we don’t want annabelle to feel left out. I couldn’t ask for a better person to be in our lives. ⁣

    to the girl who takes care of everyone else before herself. Making sure Annabelle and I both have everything we need... fed, clean clothes, homework done, my daily schedule reminders (I would be a mess without) all before herself. ⁣

    Thank you for all that you do. Can’t wait to marry you! #44days #married #hitched #wife #bonusmom 😍
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  • A few weeks ago Zarek graduated and we couldn’t be more proud! After a crazy couple of weeks we were finally able to celebrate him properly! He has grown into such a wonderful young man and each and every day surprises us with smarts, whit, love of movies and video games, and SO much more. I just know he has the brightest, most amazing future ahead of him and can’t wait to watch it!
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#bonusmom #boymom #proudfamily #2019graduate
  • A few weeks ago Zarek graduated and we couldn’t be more proud! After a crazy couple of weeks we were finally able to celebrate him properly! He has grown into such a wonderful young man and each and every day surprises us with smarts, whit, love of movies and video games, and SO much more. I just know he has the brightest, most amazing future ahead of him and can’t wait to watch it!
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  • I I hear the food is really bad too. 😷Though it’s tempting to fight back, keep your head up, ladies. Don’t let that crown fall. 👸🏻🖤👸🏽 🎙Episode 3 Coming Friday!
  • I I hear the food is really bad too. 😷Though it’s tempting to fight back, keep your head up, ladies. Don’t let that crown fall. 👸🏻🖤👸🏽 🎙Episode 3 Coming Friday!
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  • My little Addison ❤️⠀
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No, she’s not my blood⠀
No, I didn’t name her⠀
No, I don’t get her all the time⠀
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But she is my oldest daughter.⠀
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When Addison was brought into our family I was pregnant with Brooklyn. I remember trying to swallow the fact that I was going to be a step mom and that we were going to have two babies at once while trying to handle pregnancy hormones! 🤯I was a hot mess most days but then I met her... I remember seeing this little baby in the car seat and I was just thinking she’s mine too. ⠀
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What I have learned is life is full of adjustments and the people that can adjust emotionally can make it through these adjustments. It’s not always easy to make these adjustments, but patience is key.⠀
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I absolutely love my little family and I can’t imagine my life without this little one.
  • My little Addison ❤️⠀

    No, she’s not my blood⠀
    No, I didn’t name her⠀
    No, I don’t get her all the time⠀

    But she is my oldest daughter.⠀

    When Addison was brought into our family I was pregnant with Brooklyn. I remember trying to swallow the fact that I was going to be a step mom and that we were going to have two babies at once while trying to handle pregnancy hormones! 🤯I was a hot mess most days but then I met her... I remember seeing this little baby in the car seat and I was just thinking she’s mine too. ⠀

    What I have learned is life is full of adjustments and the people that can adjust emotionally can make it through these adjustments. It’s not always easy to make these adjustments, but patience is key.⠀

    I absolutely love my little family and I can’t imagine my life without this little one.
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  • Lil Ern's officially on to 7th grade and is officially a D'Evelyn Jaguar! He never ceases to amaze me. Intelligent, funny, and extremely active. He will be going to the #1 school in the state from 7th grade until his senior year and I can't wait to watch him prosper! I can't wait to see the opportunities he will have in the future all because of this amazing school. I can't wait to watch him grow everyday and talk to his teachers daily to see what improvements he needs or how great he's doing. (benefit of me working at the same school) oh the places he'll go! So proud of this handsome stepson of mine. #FatherAndSon #SrAndJr #TheChapas #StepMom #BonusMom
  • Lil Ern's officially on to 7th grade and is officially a D'Evelyn Jaguar! He never ceases to amaze me. Intelligent, funny, and extremely active. He will be going to the #1 school in the state from 7th grade until his senior year and I can't wait to watch him prosper! I can't wait to see the opportunities he will have in the future all because of this amazing school. I can't wait to watch him grow everyday and talk to his teachers daily to see what improvements he needs or how great he's doing. (benefit of me working at the same school) oh the places he'll go! So proud of this handsome stepson of mine. #FatherAndSon #SrAndJr #TheChapas #StepMom #BonusMom
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  • My wife and son here after an awards ceremony honoring his accomplishments.
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When I met him he was 9 years old, he's on his way to UNC Pembroke this year. .
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Moments like these confirm my purpose and remind me how important influence is as a #stepdad
  • My wife and son here after an awards ceremony honoring his accomplishments.
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    When I met him he was 9 years old, he's on his way to UNC Pembroke this year. .
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    Moments like these confirm my purpose and remind me how important influence is as a #stepdad
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  • And what do we say to sickness? #NOTTODAY
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Literally LIVING for this roller recipe. Immune support is so important, especially with littles (4 years, and a 4 month old- talk about easy access to the yuckies). We roll this on our feet and spine every night before bed and we have all noticed a TREMENDOUS difference in our health, and ability to fight off the nasty around us. Even my skeptic husband
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✅10 drops Thieves- my favorite smell ever ✅10 drops  Lemon (not pictured because I ran out from using it in my tea so much- stocking up on my next ER)
✅5 drops Frankencense
✅Top with carrier oil
#boymom #boymomlife #winemom #essentialoils #momoftwo #bonusmom #bonuskids #stayawaysickness #nottoday #kindacrunchy #kindacrunchymama
  • And what do we say to sickness? #NOTTODAY



    Literally LIVING for this roller recipe. Immune support is so important, especially with littles (4 years, and a 4 month old- talk about easy access to the yuckies). We roll this on our feet and spine every night before bed and we have all noticed a TREMENDOUS difference in our health, and ability to fight off the nasty around us. Even my skeptic husband



    ✅10 drops Thieves- my favorite smell ever ✅10 drops Lemon (not pictured because I ran out from using it in my tea so much- stocking up on my next ER)
    ✅5 drops Frankencense
    ✅Top with carrier oil
    #boymom #boymomlife #winemom #essentialoils #momoftwo #bonusmom #bonuskids #stayawaysickness #nottoday #kindacrunchy #kindacrunchymama
  •  12  2  10 hours ago
  • Have you ever been afraid to show something to your friends or family because you were afraid of being judged or made fun of? GIRL. Been there.

Part of my journey was honestly learning how NOT to give a single fuck about what someone thinks of you. Not ONE. Are they in charge of YOUR life?! Do THEY pay your bills or put food on the table?! HELL FREAKING NO they don’t!

YOU are in charge of your destiny. Not anyone else. 🌟Shine that confidence BRIGHT and LOUD AF girlfriend!! 🌟

I’ll be the one cheering you on obnoxiously in the back. #thesassysociety
  • Have you ever been afraid to show something to your friends or family because you were afraid of being judged or made fun of? GIRL. Been there.

    Part of my journey was honestly learning how NOT to give a single fuck about what someone thinks of you. Not ONE. Are they in charge of YOUR life?! Do THEY pay your bills or put food on the table?! HELL FREAKING NO they don’t!

    YOU are in charge of your destiny. Not anyone else. 🌟Shine that confidence BRIGHT and LOUD AF girlfriend!! 🌟

    I’ll be the one cheering you on obnoxiously in the back. #thesassysociety
  •  18  4  10 hours ago
  • I’m so happy to have been a part of your life these last 10 years and see the beautiful woman you are becoming! I love being your step-momma! Wishing you a very fun and happy birthday today K ❤️ #happybirthdaydaughter 🎉 #blendedfamily #coparenting #bonusmom
  • I’m so happy to have been a part of your life these last 10 years and see the beautiful woman you are becoming! I love being your step-momma! Wishing you a very fun and happy birthday today K ❤️ #happybirthdaydaughter 🎉 #blendedfamily #coparenting #bonusmom
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  • Today is Stepmother day, personally, I don’t know if I think it deserves a separate day, but I can understand why some do.  I’m a bio, and a step, and I love all three of my sons equally, I celebrated Mother’s Day with them the same as I did my bio son. 
Bio, step, adopted.. we’re just moms.
  • Today is Stepmother day, personally, I don’t know if I think it deserves a separate day, but I can understand why some do. I’m a bio, and a step, and I love all three of my sons equally, I celebrated Mother’s Day with them the same as I did my bio son.
    Bio, step, adopted.. we’re just moms.
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  • My sweet bonus son wanted to give his mama a cake for her birthday! 
He scrolled through my Instagram feed and fell in love with @brittanymaycakes so we went her route for inspo. 
6” chocolate cake filled with silky choco fudge. 
Happy (almost) birthday Courtney!
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Sprinkles @sweetapolita Peach of my heart 
Gel colours @wiltoncakes creamy peach and rose
  • My sweet bonus son wanted to give his mama a cake for her birthday!
    He scrolled through my Instagram feed and fell in love with @brittanymaycakes so we went her route for inspo.
    6” chocolate cake filled with silky choco fudge.
    Happy (almost) birthday Courtney!

    Sprinkles @sweetapolita Peach of my heart
    Gel colours @wiltoncakes creamy peach and rose
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  • This little guy is 8 today! I cannot believe how big he is getting 😭. Blessed to be his step mommy and have an opportunity to see him grow. Happy birthday chicken nuggets 🎂
  • This little guy is 8 today! I cannot believe how big he is getting 😭. Blessed to be his step mommy and have an opportunity to see him grow. Happy birthday chicken nuggets 🎂
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  • I am absolutely BURSTING with pride for this little girl. This morning, she walked away with FIVE awards at her 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony. F I V E.⠀
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She's the only one in her class to receive that many. She's also the only girl in her class to receive the Student of the Year award, her second year in a row! She has the highest GPA of all of the girls in her class.⠀
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In addition to her awards, she also received a ticket to Six Flags for reading an extra 4 hours beyond weekly required time over the winter break. It's an achievement few kids qualified for.⠀
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She's also the only child in her class with divorced parents. The only one with 4 parents instead of 2. What if blended didn't mean broken? What if we began to see it for the advantage it is?⠀
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She has 4 teachers in her life with 4 different areas of expertise. She has 4 cheerleaders, 4 shoulders (actually 8, but bear with me) to cry on when things are tough, 4 hugs for every celebration.⠀
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Her odds weren't divided with her parents' split. They were doubled. Look at my award winner, y'all. She is changing the game.
  • I am absolutely BURSTING with pride for this little girl. This morning, she walked away with FIVE awards at her 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony. F I V E.⠀
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    She's the only one in her class to receive that many. She's also the only girl in her class to receive the Student of the Year award, her second year in a row! She has the highest GPA of all of the girls in her class.⠀
    .⠀
    In addition to her awards, she also received a ticket to Six Flags for reading an extra 4 hours beyond weekly required time over the winter break. It's an achievement few kids qualified for.⠀
    .⠀
    She's also the only child in her class with divorced parents. The only one with 4 parents instead of 2. What if blended didn't mean broken? What if we began to see it for the advantage it is?⠀
    .⠀
    She has 4 teachers in her life with 4 different areas of expertise. She has 4 cheerleaders, 4 shoulders (actually 8, but bear with me) to cry on when things are tough, 4 hugs for every celebration.⠀
    .⠀
    Her odds weren't divided with her parents' split. They were doubled. Look at my award winner, y'all. She is changing the game.
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  • There’s like this weird opinion that bc I didn’t give birth to her child, that I can’t have an impact on their life.
Pretty sad honestly that because I’m not the “birth parent” I shouldn’t be acknowledged for my SC feelings towards me. 
He’s happy to have me, eager to see me, and yet... I’m “evil” !! On the contrary, I’m a great asset to his life. And if he feels that, who are you to say he can’t! 
I do make my SC’s life just that much better. I’m a mother figure away from home, I provide balance, I earned his trust, I’ve been here for YEAAARS, I do everything for him that you could only hope another person would when he’s not in your care... why would it kill you to let that be.
  • There’s like this weird opinion that bc I didn’t give birth to her child, that I can’t have an impact on their life.
    Pretty sad honestly that because I’m not the “birth parent” I shouldn’t be acknowledged for my SC feelings towards me.
    He’s happy to have me, eager to see me, and yet... I’m “evil” !! On the contrary, I’m a great asset to his life. And if he feels that, who are you to say he can’t!
    I do make my SC’s life just that much better. I’m a mother figure away from home, I provide balance, I earned his trust, I’ve been here for YEAAARS, I do everything for him that you could only hope another person would when he’s not in your care... why would it kill you to let that be.
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