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What a great day spent at the farm with my family. I married into a really awesome family. My sister in-law grows the flowers @meadowfarmflorals and my husband grows the veggies @steel_pony. Aesthetically pleasing and delicious. // Wearing @carhartt (not sponsored but if you guys want to sponsor our family I’d win the wife of the year award in my husband’s eyes... )
A reminder to myself that maybe you could use today too.
// Be impeccable with your word.
// Don't take anything personally.
// Don't make assumptions.
// Always do your best.
From “The Four Agreements.” Photo by @hanna_witte_photography. Clothed by @aloyoga.
Practicing as a mom... normally happens after Adler goes to bed (like seen in this video) or quickly during his unpredictable naps. My body feels familiar and yet foreign at the same time. I have a “shelf” from my c-section which is visible in this video but yet my body can still do incredible things. I had a wide but shallow diastasis recti so I am slowly (almost 9 months postpartum) incorporating traditional abdominal work back into my practice. First I focused on transversus abdominal work to reset my foundation. Would you guys want to see what that consisted of? I’ve been hesitant to share what I’ve done postpartum because each woman’s experience and body is unique and therefore needs personalized movement for healing. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for it, so I may breakdown share it. I can’t recommend it enough that once you’ve been medically cleared to move if it’s accessible to you to work with a physical therapist who specializes in woman’s issues like pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain conditions, treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and postpartum care, and urinary and GI concerns to do so. This is what I did and was a game changer for me. // per usual wearing the coziest @aloyoga leggings. They just started making seamless underwear which is soooo soft and clearly works if you can’t see a thing when I’m in hollowback! Last bit of exciting news is that they are now offering FREE international shipping so up north here in Canada I’m rejoicing!!
My hope for you is that you love something as much as Adler loves this ball. #facesmash#everythinggoesinthemouth#teething
I’d love to share more about my pregnancy/motherhood journey. What would you like to hear/read about? I’ve set the intention to share more of my day to day mom life, more of my dry/twisted humor, and how Mike and I work on keeping our relationship healthy.
You are doing a great job. Yes, you! We live in a world where we often feel like not enough, so let me be your reminder that you are. I got that reassurance today and it felt like a weight was lifted off my chest. As a mom it can often feel like you’re never doing things right, but in reality all of us (moms and non-moms) are doing the best with the tools we’ve been given. Sending extra love out to all you incredible humans. Side note: I feel SO loved after all your sweet messages yesterday, so THANK YOU. xoxo
Photo credit: @hanna_witte_photography. Outfit: @aloyoga.
It only seems right that on my birthday @jasperyoga would surprise me with a photo of Adler and I from our last visit to Los Angeles in March. I love the photos that came from this shoot. Minus when Adler peed on me. Pee was EVERYWHERE! Jasper, did you catch that moment? Today, my birthday, has been perfect. Not once did I do my hair or put makeup on. Most of the day I was in my bathing suit playing in water. Essentially I was naked and free physically and emotionally. It has been perfection. Boy have things changed from when I was in my 20’s when my birthdays revolved mostly around drinking (a lot). The drinking was a way for me to let my guard down. The beauty of ageing is that I no longer need a substance to do that. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy an IPA or glass of wine though. Feeling like this next year is going to be the best one yet. Ps: can we free the nipples already? I’m sick of censoring these beautiful photos.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! I was awoken by Adler at 6am, had coffee in bed, got a workout in, and all before 9am. This is 34. I couldn’t be happier to be in this skin that over the years I’ve learned to love. I could care less that I’m wearing a sweatshirt with spit up on it. I’m surrounded by love and that’s all I need. Thank you all for the love, support and inspiration you provide me daily. xoxo // wearing @aloyoga’s exclusive limited edition Sanctuary hoodie.
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.” - Robert Munsch
The past week Adler has been extra attached to me. There has been more crying, clinging and fussing than normal, but that means there’s also been more hugs, kisses and snuggles. At times in my life I’ve been unattached the people in it, but as a mother that detachment isn’t possible. It’s been such an incredible experience learning how to love so openly. True unconditional love. This picture is one of my favorite I’ve taken of us. I hope to never forget what these special moments in time feel like. xoxo
This morning I woke up, meditated, wrote down three things I’d like to accomplish today (think small) and then had a cup of decaf coffee. How did you wake up? Please note that although my morning sounds like perfection I was up super early dealing with a fussy baby. Most mornings I hit the ground running. Adler waking at 4:45am allowed me the unexpected gift of time, since he’s peacefully sleeping again and I’m wide awake. Now time to step on my mat.
PS: head over to my stories! I’m answering questions. This picture is the answer to one of the questions I was asked. love you guys. xoxo @aloyoga // @fairmontcll