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  • ✨I am sharing 10 tips for styling family photos over on the blog today! ✨ This time of year, many of us take pictures for Christmas cards, and I thought this post could be helpful as you plan your photos.  Click the link in my bio to read the blog post. \\ Our outfits are linked on the @liketoknow.it app here: http://liketk.it/2GN7l \\ You can also shop them through the blog post! \\ PC: @dkourtneyphoto #liketkit #LTKholidaystyle #LTKfamily #LTKkids
  • ✨I am sharing 10 tips for styling family photos over on the blog today! ✨ This time of year, many of us take pictures for Christmas cards, and I thought this post could be helpful as you plan your photos. Click the link in my bio to read the blog post. \\ Our outfits are linked on the @liketoknow.it app here: http://liketk.it/2GN7l \\ You can also shop them through the blog post! \\ PC: @dkourtneyphoto #liketkit #LTKholidaystyle #LTKfamily #LTKkids
  • 945 131 12 November, 2019
  • Happy hump day, whew Chile, I have had a few humps to get over this season! Anybody else with me? 🙋🏽‍♀️ It’s so easy to focus in on ‘ending the year strong’ and checking the box off which goals you have accomplished! I found myself doing just that, and I forgot what actually fulfills me, what brings me joy! So, I encourage you to check in with yourself and get back to what you know brings you joy! For me it is music 🎶, quality time with friends and family, and  giving love and light to others ✨. When I reconnect, I am the best version of myself. I leave you with the quote: .
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. “The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh .
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#authenticity #newseason #goals #love #selflove #girlmom #mompreneur #momlife #cltmom #charlotteliving #nursepartyof3 #socialmediaexpert #brandbuilder
  • Happy hump day, whew Chile, I have had a few humps to get over this season! Anybody else with me? 🙋🏽‍♀️ It’s so easy to focus in on ‘ending the year strong’ and checking the box off which goals you have accomplished! I found myself doing just that, and I forgot what actually fulfills me, what brings me joy! So, I encourage you to check in with yourself and get back to what you know brings you joy! For me it is music 🎶, quality time with friends and family, and giving love and light to others ✨. When I reconnect, I am the best version of myself. I leave you with the quote: .
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    . “The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.”
    — Thich Nhat Hanh .
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    #authenticity #newseason #goals #love #selflove #girlmom #mompreneur #momlife #cltmom #charlotteliving #nursepartyof3 #socialmediaexpert #brandbuilder
  • 242 18 21 hours ago
  • If you take your kids to the county fair and don’t leave with some kind of a giant prize, did you really go to the fair?🐬 🎈(Pro tip: Hype up the inflatable toys when your kid is choosing their prize because they DEFLATE at home. 💁🏼‍♀️👏)
  • If you take your kids to the county fair and don’t leave with some kind of a giant prize, did you really go to the fair?🐬 🎈(Pro tip: Hype up the inflatable toys when your kid is choosing their prize because they DEFLATE at home. 💁🏼‍♀️👏)
  • 2,355 40 8 September, 2018
  • Sundaysss! ☀️ Also, how about this weather, Charlotte!??? 🙌🤩
  • Sundaysss! ☀️ Also, how about this weather, Charlotte!??? 🙌🤩
  • 1,085 28 24 March, 2019
  • Celebrating summer birthdays at Chase’s preschool! 🎈🎉 Whenever it is someone’s birthday in Chase’s class, they have a dance party with a disco ball and all the lights off. I got to witness this dancin’ madness and I have no idea where Chase’s hip swivels and pseudo-cartwheel dance moves came from but they were PASSIONATE.🕺🏼
  • Celebrating summer birthdays at Chase’s preschool! 🎈🎉 Whenever it is someone’s birthday in Chase’s class, they have a dance party with a disco ball and all the lights off. I got to witness this dancin’ madness and I have no idea where Chase’s hip swivels and pseudo-cartwheel dance moves came from but they were PASSIONATE.🕺🏼
  • 1,396 24 16 May, 2019
  • Mamas!! My mom guilt is coming in hard right now. Ben and I leave tomorrow for our Alaskan Cruise to celebrate our 10 year anniversary 2 years late. 😂 We always wanted to do a big trip together and it’s finally happening! 🥳 But when your day to day is focused so much on your kids it just feels strange to know you’re going to be a part for so long! (10 days! 😱) Saying a little over a week makes me feel better haha.
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My parents are so capable and amazing with the kids.. I know they are in good hands. I wrapped up a little stuffed animal for each kid to open the day after we leave.. something to snuggle with! Give me all the pep talks and they’ll survive without you’s! 🙈😂 I know Ben and I need this time to recharge and connect and we can’t wait for this experience! EEK! Now I’m off to go snuggle that wiggle worm hunter.
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#athomewithnatalie #clt #cltmom #nc #ncblogger #ourcandidlife #ohheymama #ig_motherhood #ncmom #momblogger #momtomany #fivechildren #bigfamily #fivekids #our_everyday_moments
  • Mamas!! My mom guilt is coming in hard right now. Ben and I leave tomorrow for our Alaskan Cruise to celebrate our 10 year anniversary 2 years late. 😂 We always wanted to do a big trip together and it’s finally happening! 🥳 But when your day to day is focused so much on your kids it just feels strange to know you’re going to be a part for so long! (10 days! 😱) Saying a little over a week makes me feel better haha.
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    My parents are so capable and amazing with the kids.. I know they are in good hands. I wrapped up a little stuffed animal for each kid to open the day after we leave.. something to snuggle with! Give me all the pep talks and they’ll survive without you’s! 🙈😂 I know Ben and I need this time to recharge and connect and we can’t wait for this experience! EEK! Now I’m off to go snuggle that wiggle worm hunter.
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    #athomewithnatalie #clt #cltmom #nc #ncblogger #ourcandidlife #ohheymama #ig_motherhood #ncmom #momblogger #momtomany #fivechildren #bigfamily #fivekids #our_everyday_moments
  • 1,223 78 22 May, 2019
  • Something about that monster stick is very, very concerning to Ryder. 🤔
  • Something about that monster stick is very, very concerning to Ryder. 🤔
  • 1,275 19 21 April, 2019

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  • #KarMieHome update:
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✅Appliances shopping (refrigerator, washer & dryer)
✅ Garage door opener

These were the items high on our priority list that we needed to get ASAP before move in day!

Rewarded ourselves on move in day with Indian buffet at @zafrankababpalace close to our new home 😋👌 since this momma chef of #KarMieCooks was off duty due to kitchen being closed 😆

#SiennaSkyler were in their home clothes 🙈... #DontJudge
  • #KarMieHome update:
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    ✅Appliances shopping (refrigerator, washer & dryer)
    ✅ Garage door opener

    These were the items high on our priority list that we needed to get ASAP before move in day!

    Rewarded ourselves on move in day with Indian buffet at @zafrankababpalace close to our new home 😋👌 since this momma chef of #KarMieCooks was off duty due to kitchen being closed 😆

    #SiennaSkyler were in their home clothes 🙈... #DontJudge
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  • You know what’s scarier than change??? Regret.⁣
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This morning, I woke up ready to go, no regrets because I got things DONE yesterday. I know I mentioned that all of the things I do as a coach help fill my cup, but sometimes it’s hard to get that motivation and make it happen! ⁣
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But yesterday with the help of other coaches, I got it done. A training session...a message group...my success partner...all worked together to get me there. Plus, I picked up the house and put away laundry 😮⁣
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This fuels me. Gives me more energy for my family. Brings a smile and sense of accomplishment even when in pain.⁣
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This is where I belong 💕
  • You know what’s scarier than change??? Regret.⁣

    This morning, I woke up ready to go, no regrets because I got things DONE yesterday. I know I mentioned that all of the things I do as a coach help fill my cup, but sometimes it’s hard to get that motivation and make it happen! ⁣

    But yesterday with the help of other coaches, I got it done. A training session...a message group...my success partner...all worked together to get me there. Plus, I picked up the house and put away laundry 😮⁣

    This fuels me. Gives me more energy for my family. Brings a smile and sense of accomplishment even when in pain.⁣

    This is where I belong 💕
  • 7 1 13 hours ago
  • So... I’ve been thinking 🤔 And I tend to do this a lot 😂 ⁣
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Who was I before I started on my nutrition products? ⁣
Who was I before I joined an MLM? ⁣
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Truth is I am ME. I am not the company I chose to be a part of, I am me.. my own person.. my own brand. ⁣
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I have many interests. Many things I want to dabble into and explore. ⁣
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I don’t want to be confined to just one category. ⁣
I want to be able to SHARE all things I love. ⁣
My page is my outlet. My way of connecting with so many from around the world. ⁣
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There are a ton of influencers out there. So many of us who are trying to spread the word about things we love and help others along the way. ⁣
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And I will continue to do just that. ⁣
SHARE things I try and love- nutrition products, recipes, workouts, hair, clothing, lifestyle and you will definitely see more of my family because they ARE my life 💕⁣
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I will continue helping people reach their goals with our products but I’ve also branched into the HAIR industry(I can help you get back to healthy hair!) and I will be launching a BLOG! 🤩

You will find a mix of things on my page and on my stories and I thank those who choose to stay and support me. I appreciate you all always 🤗⁣ #momlifebelike #lifeofamom #fitmomlife #entrepreneur #mompreneur #mompreneurlife #bloggermom #bloglife #blogger #ltkfamily #ltkfashion #hairgoals😍  #haircaretips #haircareroutine #lifestyleblogger #cltmom #clthair #clthairsalon #healthyhairtips #healthyhaircare
  • So... I’ve been thinking 🤔 And I tend to do this a lot 😂 ⁣

    Who was I before I started on my nutrition products? ⁣
    Who was I before I joined an MLM? ⁣

    Truth is I am ME. I am not the company I chose to be a part of, I am me.. my own person.. my own brand. ⁣

    I have many interests. Many things I want to dabble into and explore. ⁣

    I don’t want to be confined to just one category. ⁣
    I want to be able to SHARE all things I love. ⁣
    My page is my outlet. My way of connecting with so many from around the world. ⁣

    There are a ton of influencers out there. So many of us who are trying to spread the word about things we love and help others along the way. ⁣

    And I will continue to do just that. ⁣
    SHARE things I try and love- nutrition products, recipes, workouts, hair, clothing, lifestyle and you will definitely see more of my family because they ARE my life 💕⁣

    I will continue helping people reach their goals with our products but I’ve also branched into the HAIR industry(I can help you get back to healthy hair!) and I will be launching a BLOG! 🤩

    You will find a mix of things on my page and on my stories and I thank those who choose to stay and support me. I appreciate you all always 🤗⁣ #momlifebelike #lifeofamom #fitmomlife #entrepreneur #mompreneur #mompreneurlife #bloggermom #bloglife #blogger #ltkfamily #ltkfashion #hairgoals 😍 #haircaretips #haircareroutine #lifestyleblogger #cltmom #clthair #clthairsalon #healthyhairtips #healthyhaircare
  • 149 128 16 hours ago
  • Happy hump day, whew Chile, I have had a few humps to get over this season! Anybody else with me? 🙋🏽‍♀️ It’s so easy to focus in on ‘ending the year strong’ and checking the box off which goals you have accomplished! I found myself doing just that, and I forgot what actually fulfills me, what brings me joy! So, I encourage you to check in with yourself and get back to what you know brings you joy! For me it is music 🎶, quality time with friends and family, and  giving love and light to others ✨. When I reconnect, I am the best version of myself. I leave you with the quote: .
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. “The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh .
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#authenticity #newseason #goals #love #selflove #girlmom #mompreneur #momlife #cltmom #charlotteliving #nursepartyof3 #socialmediaexpert #brandbuilder
  • Happy hump day, whew Chile, I have had a few humps to get over this season! Anybody else with me? 🙋🏽‍♀️ It’s so easy to focus in on ‘ending the year strong’ and checking the box off which goals you have accomplished! I found myself doing just that, and I forgot what actually fulfills me, what brings me joy! So, I encourage you to check in with yourself and get back to what you know brings you joy! For me it is music 🎶, quality time with friends and family, and giving love and light to others ✨. When I reconnect, I am the best version of myself. I leave you with the quote: .
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    . “The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.”
    — Thich Nhat Hanh .
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    #authenticity #newseason #goals #love #selflove #girlmom #mompreneur #momlife #cltmom #charlotteliving #nursepartyof3 #socialmediaexpert #brandbuilder
  • 242 18 21 hours ago
  • Such a beautiful mommy to be inside and out.
  • Such a beautiful mommy to be inside and out.
  • 55 4 21 hours ago
  • Only two more weekends to go! 
Drop a ❤️ below if you’re as giddy as @primerosethefairy 💕✨
  • Only two more weekends to go!
    Drop a ❤️ below if you’re as giddy as @primerosethefairy 💕✨
  • 209 4 21 hours ago
  • My meat eater kiddos #SiennaSkyler did not even notice that they were eating meatless!!! 😆😜
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I've team up with @Dunkin' to celebrate the release of their new plant-based Beyond Sausage Sandwich, available nationwide on November 6th!
(This momma was dissapointed as it has been sold out everyday since its launch but today I managed to hunt it down 😁, so be sure to call your store before heading there! 😏)
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It is made from pea protein, mung beans and brown rice that's filled with 10g of protein.

Definitely caught us off guard for it's surprisingly great and meat-like taste!!!
N yayyy to more protein 💪 
This momma approves 👍

Since I was there, may as well pick up a cuppa holiday signature latte as well...
Toasted gingerbread latte for this momma! ☕😋
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#ad
#hbtdunkinbeyond #DNKNxBYND
  • My meat eater kiddos #SiennaSkyler did not even notice that they were eating meatless!!! 😆😜
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    I've team up with @Dunkin' to celebrate the release of their new plant-based Beyond Sausage Sandwich, available nationwide on November 6th!
    (This momma was dissapointed as it has been sold out everyday since its launch but today I managed to hunt it down 😁, so be sure to call your store before heading there! 😏)
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    It is made from pea protein, mung beans and brown rice that's filled with 10g of protein.

    Definitely caught us off guard for it's surprisingly great and meat-like taste!!!
    N yayyy to more protein 💪 
    This momma approves 👍

    Since I was there, may as well pick up a cuppa holiday signature latte as well...
    Toasted gingerbread latte for this momma! ☕😋
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    #ad
    #hbtdunkinbeyond #DNKNxBYND
  • 38 4 13 November, 2019
  • Some days, it’s just too cold to want a shake...so I made peppermint mocha chocolate instead 🍫
  • Some days, it’s just too cold to want a shake...so I made peppermint mocha chocolate instead 🍫
  • 9 1 13 November, 2019
  • 🥁 🥁 The 3 Day Sample Box is now available!! 🥁 🥁 
Starting TODAY, you can try a 3 day sampling box that includes not just 1, not just 2, but FOUR of my favorite products for only $19.95! 
That’s not all!! This box comes with:
💫 FREE shipping! 📦 💰 💫$20 coupon inside for future orders! 🎫 
Here’s what you’ll find inside!! 🌿 Slim Hunger Control (bye cravings!) 🌿 Lean Whey Protein Shake (smooth & creamy meal replacement 😋) 🌿 Active Energy Drink (no jitters) 🌿 Metaburn (hello metabolism fat burner) 🌿 Healthy Recipes For Each Day (helping you succeed)

Why wait until after the holidays, get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions today!! #YoureWorthIt #GiveMe3Days
#Try4OfMyFavs #YouWillLoveIt
#SeeForYourself
#CltMom #CleanSupplements
#CleanEnergy
#HealthyJumpStart
  • 🥁 🥁 The 3 Day Sample Box is now available!! 🥁 🥁
    Starting TODAY, you can try a 3 day sampling box that includes not just 1, not just 2, but FOUR of my favorite products for only $19.95!
    That’s not all!! This box comes with:
    💫 FREE shipping! 📦 💰 💫$20 coupon inside for future orders! 🎫
    Here’s what you’ll find inside!! 🌿 Slim Hunger Control (bye cravings!) 🌿 Lean Whey Protein Shake (smooth & creamy meal replacement 😋) 🌿 Active Energy Drink (no jitters) 🌿 Metaburn (hello metabolism fat burner) 🌿 Healthy Recipes For Each Day (helping you succeed)

    Why wait until after the holidays, get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions today!! #YoureWorthIt #GiveMe3Days
    #Try4OfMyFavs #YouWillLoveIt
    #SeeForYourself
    #CltMom #CleanSupplements
    #CleanEnergy
    #HealthyJumpStart
  • 3 0 12 November, 2019
  • Gratitude. 👏
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This post is about YOU. Our followers and customers and friends. We are so grateful to you and your support of #makesyandco.
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Since we launched (ahem without an Etsy shop...still in the works #butkidsnotime) only 3️⃣ months ago we have received your support through your kind words, referrals and orders. We have loved being a part of your birthday celebrations 🎉 and personalizing gifts 🎁 for you.
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We’ve got some great ideas for our handmade creative business and can’t wait to see them all come to fruition! Thank you for working with us “where we are” which is a new business and learning as we go while rolling out plans for new products and creative goodness! We couldn’t do this without your support! So cheers to you and know that all of you are appreciated more than you know! 🤗 [insert virtual hug]. #personalizeyourlifestyle #gratitutefornewbusiness #creativecraftsmanship
  • Gratitude. 👏
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    This post is about YOU. Our followers and customers and friends. We are so grateful to you and your support of #makesyandco .
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    Since we launched (ahem without an Etsy shop...still in the works #butkidsnotime ) only 3️⃣ months ago we have received your support through your kind words, referrals and orders. We have loved being a part of your birthday celebrations 🎉 and personalizing gifts 🎁 for you.
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    We’ve got some great ideas for our handmade creative business and can’t wait to see them all come to fruition! Thank you for working with us “where we are” which is a new business and learning as we go while rolling out plans for new products and creative goodness! We couldn’t do this without your support! So cheers to you and know that all of you are appreciated more than you know! 🤗 [insert virtual hug]. #personalizeyourlifestyle #gratitutefornewbusiness #creativecraftsmanship
  • 24 1 12 November, 2019
  • As parents many things keep us up at night.
We are never really alone in our thoughts. 
One thing I’m always thinking about it who will my boys be when they grow up?
And you may think I wonder about profession, schooling, etc. But none of that registers to me. When I think of who my boys will be I think of the type of men they will be.
Will they be kind and brave?
Will they be happy and content?
Will they be confident and know their value?
Will they have a deep relationship with Jesus and rely on him in times of need?
Will they visit their parents and fill our home with laughter for the rest of our lives?
Nothing against thinking of professions, but I want my boys to always know that I will never measure their success by title or tax bracket. Their success will be based on their hearts and their happiness.
Plus, Jude wanted to be a fireman, superhero and a pilot just last month. We have no idea what he will do- but I know whatever it is he will pursue it with all he has and won’t let anyone stand in his way.
Stubborn three year old, please stand up. 😂
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What do you think your kids will be when they grow up? Non serious answers are always welcome! 🤣 .
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#whenyougrowup #momthoughts #honestlyparents #whowillyoube #sahmomlife
  • As parents many things keep us up at night.
    We are never really alone in our thoughts.
    One thing I’m always thinking about it who will my boys be when they grow up?
    And you may think I wonder about profession, schooling, etc. But none of that registers to me. When I think of who my boys will be I think of the type of men they will be.
    Will they be kind and brave?
    Will they be happy and content?
    Will they be confident and know their value?
    Will they have a deep relationship with Jesus and rely on him in times of need?
    Will they visit their parents and fill our home with laughter for the rest of our lives?
    Nothing against thinking of professions, but I want my boys to always know that I will never measure their success by title or tax bracket. Their success will be based on their hearts and their happiness.
    Plus, Jude wanted to be a fireman, superhero and a pilot just last month. We have no idea what he will do- but I know whatever it is he will pursue it with all he has and won’t let anyone stand in his way.
    Stubborn three year old, please stand up. 😂
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    What do you think your kids will be when they grow up? Non serious answers are always welcome! 🤣 .
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    #whenyougrowup #momthoughts #honestlyparents #whowillyoube #sahmomlife
  • 262 39 12 November, 2019
  • What’s holding you back from a more fulfilling path?⁣
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My guess is ego has something to do with it.⁣
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“I can’t do it as well as she can so why even try.” Ego.⁣
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“What if no one wants what I have to offer?” Ego.⁣
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“What if I can’t sell a thing?” Ego. ⁣
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Girlfriend, I get it. You’ve worked hard to get this far and you’re afraid to blow it.⁣
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Getting out of our own way is no cakewalk - especially in the age of social media. I’ve had to have some real come-to-Jesus talks with myself about this. I encourage you to do the same. Be honest with yourself about what’s truly holding you back. Is it fear of failure? Is it fear of constructive (or not-so-constructive) criticism? Or something else? Those fears are normal, we just can't let them derail us. Like the quote says, if we get our ego in check, that’s when we become limitless.⁣
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What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t face criticism or failure? I’d love to know.
  • What’s holding you back from a more fulfilling path?⁣

    My guess is ego has something to do with it.⁣

    “I can’t do it as well as she can so why even try.” Ego.⁣

    “What if no one wants what I have to offer?” Ego.⁣

    “What if I can’t sell a thing?” Ego. ⁣

    Girlfriend, I get it. You’ve worked hard to get this far and you’re afraid to blow it.⁣

    Getting out of our own way is no cakewalk - especially in the age of social media. I’ve had to have some real come-to-Jesus talks with myself about this. I encourage you to do the same. Be honest with yourself about what’s truly holding you back. Is it fear of failure? Is it fear of constructive (or not-so-constructive) criticism? Or something else? Those fears are normal, we just can't let them derail us. Like the quote says, if we get our ego in check, that’s when we become limitless.⁣

    What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t face criticism or failure? I’d love to know.
  • 17 4 12 November, 2019
  • So I went to the doctor’s this morning for something unrelated to my on-going health issues {which I now know is related} and ended up getting a diagnosis that I’ve been waiting for for years.  This new doctor took one look at my bloodwork and told me what was wrong with me.

I literally laughed out loud because I was in shock that those words were coming out of her mouth. She rattled off a list of symptoms and for every single one I said YEP. 🙋🏻‍♀️ She saw my abnormal bloodwork and connected the dots, when every other doctor I’ve spoken to about it has told me that it’s nothing to worry about.  Or “It’s not abnormal ENOUGH.” Or “We just have to wait until it gets worse.” 🙄

She heard me. She saw me. She validated everything I’ve been dealing with for 4 years.

If my head could have exploded it would have.

The overwhelming fatigue.
The positive ANA.
The Thyroid Antibodies.
The positive EBV.
The declining white-blood count.
The digestive issues.
The brain fog.
The constantly being so cold that my bones hurt.
The joint pain in my wrist and fingers.
The worsening anxiety. .
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➡️Hashimotos Thyroiditis.

I’m in the early stages, so I don’t need medication yet, but I do need to try to manage this and keep it from getting worse.  The first step is cutting out gluten.  Y’all know how I feel about cutting things out but I will gladly do it if it means I have a chance of feeling like a normal human being for the first time in years.

As always, I’ll share the journey because it helps me process things AND I always hope that it will make those of you going through similar things feel less alone. 🥰 This shirt couldn’t be more perfect today. This sucks but it doesn’t define who I am - I’m unstoppable! ☺️
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If you have Hashimotos or are gluten-free, I’d love some tips! Going to need all the help I can get.
  • So I went to the doctor’s this morning for something unrelated to my on-going health issues {which I now know is related} and ended up getting a diagnosis that I’ve been waiting for for years. This new doctor took one look at my bloodwork and told me what was wrong with me.

    I literally laughed out loud because I was in shock that those words were coming out of her mouth. She rattled off a list of symptoms and for every single one I said YEP. 🙋🏻‍♀️ She saw my abnormal bloodwork and connected the dots, when every other doctor I’ve spoken to about it has told me that it’s nothing to worry about. Or “It’s not abnormal ENOUGH.” Or “We just have to wait until it gets worse.” 🙄

    She heard me. She saw me. She validated everything I’ve been dealing with for 4 years.

    If my head could have exploded it would have.

    The overwhelming fatigue.
    The positive ANA.
    The Thyroid Antibodies.
    The positive EBV.
    The declining white-blood count.
    The digestive issues.
    The brain fog.
    The constantly being so cold that my bones hurt.
    The joint pain in my wrist and fingers.
    The worsening anxiety. .
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    ➡️Hashimotos Thyroiditis.

    I’m in the early stages, so I don’t need medication yet, but I do need to try to manage this and keep it from getting worse. The first step is cutting out gluten. Y’all know how I feel about cutting things out but I will gladly do it if it means I have a chance of feeling like a normal human being for the first time in years.

    As always, I’ll share the journey because it helps me process things AND I always hope that it will make those of you going through similar things feel less alone. 🥰 This shirt couldn’t be more perfect today. This sucks but it doesn’t define who I am - I’m unstoppable! ☺️
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    If you have Hashimotos or are gluten-free, I’d love some tips! Going to need all the help I can get.
  • 31 12 12 November, 2019
  • It was a jam packed Saturday for us but we had so much fun!!!
Not only for the kiddos but the adults too 🙃
(Mr. Hubby @karthik_naga and I are still young at heart 🤪)
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▪️Breakfast+pic+story time with Santa Claus! 
It was a scrumptious breakfast, they really fed us well... N mommy's fav 🍩 Krispy Kreme!!!
▪️Turkey photo holder at Lowe's
▪️King of pops field day where we all played 10 King of the Clock-Minute to Win It Games:
✅Penny Pincher
✅Face The Cookie
✅Roll With It
✅Separation Anxiety
✅This Blows
✅Dice Dice Baby
✅Let’s Get Loopy
✅Elephant in The Room
✅Baby Rattle
✅Go Fish
▪️ Second harvest food bank of metrolina to help them kick off their annual harvest fest campaign...where we battled basketball n football 🏈🏀
▪️ Church + dinner...
Long n fruitful day with the fam bam ❤️
  • It was a jam packed Saturday for us but we had so much fun!!!
    Not only for the kiddos but the adults too 🙃
    (Mr. Hubby @karthik_naga and I are still young at heart 🤪)
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    ▪️Breakfast+pic+story time with Santa Claus! 
    It was a scrumptious breakfast, they really fed us well... N mommy's fav 🍩 Krispy Kreme!!!
    ▪️Turkey photo holder at Lowe's
    ▪️King of pops field day where we all played 10 King of the Clock-Minute to Win It Games:
    ✅Penny Pincher
    ✅Face The Cookie
    ✅Roll With It
    ✅Separation Anxiety
    ✅This Blows
    ✅Dice Dice Baby
    ✅Let’s Get Loopy
    ✅Elephant in The Room
    ✅Baby Rattle
    ✅Go Fish
    ▪️ Second harvest food bank of metrolina to help them kick off their annual harvest fest campaign...where we battled basketball n football 🏈🏀
    ▪️ Church + dinner...
    Long n fruitful day with the fam bam ❤️
  • 32 10 12 November, 2019
  • ✨I am sharing 10 tips for styling family photos over on the blog today! ✨ This time of year, many of us take pictures for Christmas cards, and I thought this post could be helpful as you plan your photos.  Click the link in my bio to read the blog post. \\ Our outfits are linked on the @liketoknow.it app here: http://liketk.it/2GN7l \\ You can also shop them through the blog post! \\ PC: @dkourtneyphoto #liketkit #LTKholidaystyle #LTKfamily #LTKkids
  • ✨I am sharing 10 tips for styling family photos over on the blog today! ✨ This time of year, many of us take pictures for Christmas cards, and I thought this post could be helpful as you plan your photos. Click the link in my bio to read the blog post. \\ Our outfits are linked on the @liketoknow.it app here: http://liketk.it/2GN7l \\ You can also shop them through the blog post! \\ PC: @dkourtneyphoto #liketkit #LTKholidaystyle #LTKfamily #LTKkids
  • 945 131 12 November, 2019
  • I had a great time on Charlotte Today. Thank you for recognizing my hard work and delicious spices and I appreciate you allowing me to share my cooking with you. 
WATCH Show 👆🏾LINK-IN-BIO 🙌🏾 To all the veterans that have made this country an amazing place to call home, Thank You for your love and service to our country. #thankyouveterans
  • I had a great time on Charlotte Today. Thank you for recognizing my hard work and delicious spices and I appreciate you allowing me to share my cooking with you.
    WATCH Show 👆🏾LINK-IN-BIO 🙌🏾 To all the veterans that have made this country an amazing place to call home, Thank You for your love and service to our country. #thankyouveterans
  • 193 8 11 November, 2019
  • Thank you to those who have served our country. 🇺🇸 💜
  • Thank you to those who have served our country. 🇺🇸 💜
  • 17 2 11 November, 2019
  • Honoring all who served!
  • Honoring all who served!
  • 22 1 11 November, 2019
  • In honor of Veteran's Day, we would like to offer those who are active, reserve, or veteran Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard $50 off any full set of lash extensions. You have served our beautiful country, and we are honored to serve you. 🇺🇸 Book online at https://www.thelashlounge.com/nc-charlotte-waverly and use Promo Code: VETERANS50. *Promo code valid through 11/16/19. Must present military ID at time of service. Cannot be combined with any offer offer.

#navy #marines #army #nationalguard #militarylife #cltmom  #clt #charlotteevents #veterans #veteransday
  • In honor of Veteran's Day, we would like to offer those who are active, reserve, or veteran Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard $50 off any full set of lash extensions. You have served our beautiful country, and we are honored to serve you. 🇺🇸 Book online at https://www.thelashlounge.com/nc-charlotte-waverly and use Promo Code: VETERANS50. *Promo code valid through 11/16/19. Must present military ID at time of service. Cannot be combined with any offer offer.

    #navy #marines #army #nationalguard #militarylife #cltmom #clt #charlotteevents #veterans #veteransday
  • 5 0 11 November, 2019
  • #Repost @karthik_naga
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Skyler introduced his family in Chinese to his class today.

He had to think for a few seconds and translate from Tamil to Mandarin for his patti and thatha 
#mandarinimmersion #multilingual
  • #Repost @karthik_naga
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    Skyler introduced his family in Chinese to his class today.

    He had to think for a few seconds and translate from Tamil to Mandarin for his patti and thatha
    #mandarinimmersion #multilingual
  • 22 10 11 November, 2019
  • What’s your ideal Sunday? ⁣
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For me, a family workout, some downtime to get some work done and kiddos playing is awesome. I even cleaned out a closet today 😮⁣
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And now, dinners being cooked up that we can enjoy together. ⁣
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The biggest thing for me is having the energy to use the time I have on the things that make me smile...playtime as a family, workouts, and helping others find that energy.⁣
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So where’s your energy? Action creates more energy, so if you’re thinking you don’t have the energy to workout and fuel your body? Start doing that! ⁣
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I’m here to help!⁣
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Let’s create some amazing energy before the end of 2019...energy surge to end the decade! Want more info?? 🙋‍♀️⬇️
  • What’s your ideal Sunday? ⁣

    For me, a family workout, some downtime to get some work done and kiddos playing is awesome. I even cleaned out a closet today 😮⁣

    And now, dinners being cooked up that we can enjoy together. ⁣

    The biggest thing for me is having the energy to use the time I have on the things that make me smile...playtime as a family, workouts, and helping others find that energy.⁣

    So where’s your energy? Action creates more energy, so if you’re thinking you don’t have the energy to workout and fuel your body? Start doing that! ⁣

    I’m here to help!⁣

    Let’s create some amazing energy before the end of 2019...energy surge to end the decade! Want more info?? 🙋‍♀️⬇️
  • 13 1 10 November, 2019
  • This time a week ago I thought I was just fighting a sore throat.  24 hours later I found out I had an ulcer on my throat (never heard of that before!)from stress added with a virus. I’ve been in my bed ever since. Watching all the #YoutTubeTV and @netflix that I’m seriously running out of things to watch. Also on a soft diet so I don’t irritate said ulcer. I’ve never wanted chips and queso more 🤣. Going through my photos from the last two weeks and loved this moment from last Sunday at our church’s fall festival. Me and my boys on the trackless train 🚂🥰
How are you feeling and how are you keeping yourself busy this week?
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#fallfestival #boymomlife #cltmoms #athomesick #sickday
  • This time a week ago I thought I was just fighting a sore throat. 24 hours later I found out I had an ulcer on my throat (never heard of that before!)from stress added with a virus. I’ve been in my bed ever since. Watching all the #YoutTubeTV and @netflix that I’m seriously running out of things to watch. Also on a soft diet so I don’t irritate said ulcer. I’ve never wanted chips and queso more 🤣. Going through my photos from the last two weeks and loved this moment from last Sunday at our church’s fall festival. Me and my boys on the trackless train 🚂🥰
    How are you feeling and how are you keeping yourself busy this week?
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    #fallfestival #boymomlife #cltmoms #athomesick #sickday
  • 116 93 10 November, 2019