So I love a good curated Instagram feed with the sweetest moments of motherhood captured in the perfect natural lighting. I also feel the need to shout from the rooftops this isn't reality! 😂 I mean, sometimes everything falls into place and you get lucky but let's be real. These are just the edited highlights. This is how I always want to remember the moment, but it's also only half the story. Swipe for the other half.
Friday night vibes from NYC. I'm here for work so I don't have a spare moment to hit the spots I want to, but enjoying a nice stroll on the Upper East Side back to my hotel. I love traveling for work because I get to explore places I probably wouldn't otherwise visit, but it's bittersweet now that I'm a mom. I can't wait to get back home to my little family, and I find myself counting down the days until I'm back. Anyway, I may be super busy with work on this trip, but I've got a new post on the blog tonight! Revamping my weekend links series #fridayfavorites. Link in the bio!
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😍🙌🏻This is Katie! She joined this business in college, was in a sorority, and does this business through her own schedule just like I do every day🙌🏻💕 Here is what she has to say:
"When I think 💭 back on my life two years ago I was always this ONE decision away from changing my life forever!! I imagine all the time what life would be like if I said No. I wonder where I would be? Who I would be with? What house I would live in? 🏘
When I come to think of it all, it scares me a bit. I know that the job I would've found with a child and family studies major wouldn't have landed me a job paying above the 💲40,000. I would probably be living pay check to pay check. And I wouldn't be dreaming big like I do today.
For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about, here's my story:
I am Katie. I am your typical blonde who giggles at the walls, and loves Chick-fil-A!! (Like obsession). I took initiative on my life at the age of 20 and said screw corporate America. Yeah I got the funny look, and still do! But I'm proud of it!!! Because who I am today defines who I was meant to be all along!! I graduated college at 22 and never needed to get a job. I was basically able to retire at 22 because I have NO DEBT!!!! NONE!!! 🙌🏼 I am now 23 years old, a Triple Diamond VIP income earner with ItWorks Global and the third Highest rank in the company!!!! Oh and I'm making six figures at 23 years old!
But besides all that, I have grown into the woman I want to be! And I wouldn't be here if it weren't for that ONE decision. That decision I said YES to 2 years ago!"
This girl. My girl. The girl of my dreams. She’s scary smart. She asks insightful questions. I don’t always have the answers. She pushes every button but also loves unconditionally. I sprout a new gray on the daily but I don’t know how I existed without being her mother. And I don’t know what I’m doing in this whole motherhood thing. What am I even doing? I hope I am doing good for her. (And Friday nights and wine apparently make me have an existential crisis. 🙃🤷🏻♀️🍷)
Theres no place I'd rather be. They are my home base, my safe place, my whole heart 💫
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Let's talk about packing up your diaper bag! I am currently test driving my new backpack style diaper bag from @lilyjadeco and loving it so far! It has an amazing inner organizer that I will show you in my stories in just a bit! You can fit so much in there! After having three kids, I've become very specific on what I actually need now. Diapers, wipes, burp cloths, wallet, baby shusher, change of clothes for Miles (because..... blow outs 💩), snacks, a few crayons and a mini coloring book, antibacterial wet wipes, and water bottles for the girls! Your turn! #diaperbag#ad YOU can use CODE: LYNZYLILYJADE10 for 10% off your order until sept 25th!
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Teething blows... but the snuggles bc of it definitely do not! // These are the moments you will never get back. The crankiness. The neediness. The clinginess. I'll take it! Because one day they'll be twelve, + you'll literally have to bribe them w/ Jimmy Johns to take a "selfie" with you👎🏻 #LaundryOnHold#SnuggleDay#AllDay w/my #AlexJay
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Asked Jessamyn to pack for the weekend.. I guess she got all the essentials. 😂🤷♀️❤️ #thislittlenap
Waiting on big sis to get off the school bus while the twins are inside napping 😴 Moments with just this baby girl are slim 💜
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Corn dogs, face paintings and camel rides. The best things in life aren't freakin free. And now I'm off to change out my sh*t kickers for some stilettos (which should probably be called sh*t eaters for me) while the kids party it up with mimi & papa! 💃🏼 p.s. STILL haven't made a decision on my dress...thanks to you all for splitting it straight down the middle p.s.s. I love every single one of you for taking the time to message me with your votes!
I was going to put here a whole novel of pregnancy updates but this little guy has me so exhausted and sleepy these days (ever seen a sloth on ambient?) I'll just leave this right here.. he has a real capable mini mama when he comes out though, so not a worry friends 😜 #littlearrow3