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I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before my camera roll is full from all these #kiddos and #memories. 😳 Anyone else?! 🙋‍♀️ #momlife

These days it’s getting easier to allow myself to be present in the moment and actually enjoy the time with my kiddos. 🙌 I used to be such a disorganized #hotmessmom, with a million unfinished to do lists and always prioritizing the wrong things. No wonder my anxiety was out of control and I wasn’t able to focus on the things that were important to me and in turn that would make me a happier mama. There was a time I never thought I’d get off that hamster wheel. Just trying to keep my head above water. ⠀

One of my goals this year was to be more intentional with the time I spent with my kids. Like playing board games without feeling the need to constantly be responding to my phone, scrambling to figure out what’s for dinner, or looking over the to do list that had only been 10% completed that day. 📝 📱 ⠀

It has taken lots of soul searching, establishing new habits & routines and stumbles along the way but I’m making progress and my family is becoming better for it. 💗 🙏 ⠀

Sometimes we just need to pause. Evaluate where we are, if we’re happy and where we want to go. Just be still. We are not a victim of our lives or circumstances. We can change. It takes intentionality, support, patience and determination but it is totally possible & 💯 worth it. ⠀

All the tools I need are right at my fingertips. Along with the support from other women who have successfully created fulfilling lives too. All I’ve had to do was have the courage to reach out and take advantage of what has already been there. And it’s available to you too girl. You already have what it takes inside you. ✨ Now all you have to do is reach out, get the tools and support & activate!! 💥 ⠀

👉 Just click the link in my bio. 👈 ⠀

#healthylifestyle #livealifeyoulove #anchoredempire


Gotta keep the energy levels high this week to keep up with these kiddos! 😜 🙌#springbreak

Are you getting in your "me time" every day? That's what your workouts are for girl! Every time you get in some exercise you're doing something that's just for you, Mama. And it doesn't hurt that you're boosting your metabolism, losing weight, and building a strong, lean body while you're at it! 😉 💪 ⠀

If you don’t take the time to fill up YOUR tank with the things that make you feel good, that build your confidence, that make you stronger and healthier, than you will have nothing in your tank to bring to your family. Fill your tank every day! Allow yourself that ME time every day! Set that example for the loved ones around you and they will love you more for it! 💪 ❤️ ⠀ ⠀
Tips for Getting Through Your Toughest Workout:⠀
1. Mentally Prepare⠀
2. Find a Workout Buddy⠀
3. Get into a Routine⠀
4. Make Your Goals Specific⠀
5. Use the 3 P’s: Positive Images, Power Words, and Present Focus⠀

What’s one thing you will do for YOU today Mama? 💕 ⠀

PS - My Spring into Health & Fitness Group kicks off with prep week next Monday. Drop an 💪 below or click on the link in my bio if ya want me to send you some info!⠀

#anchoredempire #keepingupwithkids


Reflecting on an amazing weekend ✨ ⠀

This trip was sooo good for our souls. Our marriage. Our friendship. ⠀

It wasn’t that long ago that we had an infant and toddler. Not to mention 2 older beauties blended into the mix of this little family we had created. Life was amazing but chaotic to say the least. ⠀

Somewhere along the way WE got lost. We somehow lost the very things that brought us together in the first place. The woman I was when we met was pushed down somewhere under the beautiful family of 6 we quickly became. The independent woman that was working on herself while providing a stable life for 2 little girls. The woman who had worked so hard and just earned her masters degree and was excited to become a school administrator. ⠀

Although a blessing to become a wife to an amazing man and to have 2 more sweet babies, a new identity was born. New routines were established. And before we knew it, we were in a place we never thought we’d be. We were no longer the US we were when we met. ⠀

Life can sure be complicated. Even blessings can create new obstacles. We were both dealing with our own issues and because we weren’t making our marriage and communication a priority, we grew further and further apart. ⠀

God has a way of putting the right opportunities in our path at the right time. I’ll forever be grateful for the coaching opportunity and the resources it has brought to my life. I had no idea when I signed up for this opportunity just to get a discount on programs & products to help me lose 20 lbs so I could have more energy to keep up with my kiddos & regain the confident woman I had lost that it would change our entire lives...us as individuals, as a couple, as parents and a family. ⠀

If you’re looking for more. Searching for more meaning. A deeper connection in your relationships. A deeper purpose in life. I’d love to connect with you. You never know what waits on the other side of your comfort zone. Click on the link in my bio if you’re curious or drop your email below for more info.⠀

#thisisus #strongertogether #anchoredempire


Everyday won’t be the best & everyday won’t be the worst. Decide every morning that you are in a good mood. 🌻💛
Keep continuing to show up, put one foot in front of the other & keep focusing on YOU. Have faith & find what sets your soul on 🔥. .
Summer is right around the corner. Are you ready?! Drop the excuses & do something that will make you feel your best. 💯💪
What’s your Favorite emoji? Drop it below ⤵️


If you’ve had your heart broken or worse yet been through a divorce, then you know what it feels like to be guarded in relationships. ⠀

When this guy walked into my life 10 years ago I wasn’t ready for it. In fact I was a single mama working a full time job, putting herself through school at night and doing her best to work through her own messed up emotional issues while trying to put a smile on her face for her kids, pay the rent and put food on the table. I was a complete train wreck. 😩⠀

Stop allowing yourself to believe the lies that you’re not good enough. That you’re not worthy of love. It does not matter what you’ve been through or what you’ve done. You are not too far gone. There is hope for you girl. That voice whispering in your ear the things you wish so badly to believe? BELIEVE IN THEM!!! Never ever for a second think you are not worthy. You are enough!!!⠀

Now let that guard down. It takes practice. Lots of it. But once you do, that’s where the magic lies. ✨ Amazing feelings and connections you never knew could ever exist. Allow yourself to be vulerbable. God knows what he’s doing. 😉 🙏 💗 ⠀


Don't be afraid to dream BIG!! You know, that thing down deep in your heart. It is possible. It's there for a reason. Don't let your fears and insecurities get in the way. Will it be hard? Yep! But the fear of failure is far better than the fear of regret. Don't limit yourself. You'll never know just how far you can go until you try. ❤️⠀

What can you give up today?? ⠀


💙 Lighting it up BLUE today for the amazing kiddos & families I had the privilege of working with years ago. Many days I swear they taught me sooo much more than I taught them. 💙
Let’s all #spreadawareness to better understand these unique individuals and their amazing capabilities.


I can’t control everything in my life, but I can control what I put in my body. 💯⠀

Prepping meals in advance doesn’t have to be boring, and ya don’t need to be a chef. 👩‍🍳 You just need to set aside a couple of hours to focus on it, and then you’re done! I always feel like it makes my week go so much smoother when I know that the snacks are ready to grab, and meals are planned and prepped. Just put some music on, get your kitchen tools out, grab some of the fam to help out and have a little fun! 💃 👨‍🍳 🎶 ⠀

Here’s what I like to prep ahead of time:⠀

🥒 Veggies - wash and cut up all your veggies for the week ahead of time. Store in containers in your fridge.⠀
🍗 Chicken - for salads, pasta or soups (I season and cook this ahead of time). For chicken for dinners (I keep it raw but I add a marinade or a dry rub).⠀
🥚 Eggs - Hard boiled eggs for snacks and salads.⠀
🍌 Fruit - wash and store in the fridge for easy snacks. I also like to make sure I have lots of frozen fruits (bananas, raspberries, and strawberries) bc I like to blend frozen fruit with my daily breakfast smoothie. I will also blend it with greek yogurt for the kids to have a healthy and homemade frozen yogurt.⠀
🥣 Oats - Make a big pot of oats for a fibre-rich breakfast.⠀
🍚 Rice/Quinoa- Make batches to easily heat up for dinners/lunches throughout the week. ⠀

👩‍🍳 ‼️I’d love to know if you meal plan. There are so many ways to make your meals easier with meal prep. In the comments below, please share with me if you meal prep. Or if you don’t yet but would like to, what is keeping you from starting? (I remember feeling very overwhelmed by it all when I first started.) ‼️👇👇⠀

#mealpreptipsforbusymoms #easynutritionforthewholefamily #anchoredempire


Girls compete with one another. Women empower one another. ✌️ 💕 ⠀

#anchoredempire #womenempoweringwomen #thankfulthursdays


Don’t you ever forget it beautiful!! ✨ ⠀

In fact, you need to remind yourself of this every single day! Every time you’re about to step into a situation that scares the crap out of you. ⠀

All you have to do is activate it! Breathe, meditate, pray. You are powerful & strong!! ⠀

Tag a friend that could use this message today! 😉 💕 ⠀

#anchoredempire #womenempowerment


Work hard, travel harder. ✌️🚗 🚢 ✈️ ⠀

Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for pushing me beyond my limits and giving me the courage pursue an opportunity that I never would have had the guts to do on my own. ⠀

When I first felt the nudge to start this online coaching thing I remember questioning & doubting like A LOT. ⠀

All the “what if’s” came rushing to mind.⠀

What if…⠀
I fail⠀
No one joins me (I mean, I do hate exercise 💪🤫)⠀
It takes up too much of my time ⠀
It’s too hard⠀
People think I’m salesy 🙄⠀

But then that still small voice whispered, “But what if you fly?” 🙏 ⠀

And What if…⠀
You inspire people!⠀
You change people’s lives for the better!⠀
You discover a deeper, stronger side of yourself you’ve never met before?⠀
You find a new passion and more fulfillment!⠀
You end up healthier than ever… mind, body & soul. 🧘‍♀️ ⠀
You discover and break through boundaries that have been holding you back from becoming ALL you were created to be! 🙌⠀
You deepen & strengthen your relationships with God, yourself, your husband & your kids! ⠀

So even though I was scared, I DECIDED to lean into that voice. ⠀

Because that voice has gotten me through a lot of tough crap in my life. And that’s exactly where I found the STRENGTH to take that first step, to make the commitment, even though i didn’t know what was on the other side. ⠀

I don’t know what that something is for you friend. But I know there’s something. And you’re allowing fear to hold you back. But no more. Now is your time girl!! To tap into the strength that’s always been on the inside of you. Time to activate! Romans 8:31 ⠀

🛑 And if you’re curious about this coaching thing & how it could change your life for the better too, click on the link in my bio to join my Sneak Peek into Coaching- Cruise Edition Group I’ll be hosting next week from the Bahamas!! 🛑 👉 📲 ⠀



I’m always thankful for the times God breaks my heart. 💔🙏
I was listening to a woman speak this morning on the radio as I was taking the kids to the bus. She had pulled into the gas station, on empty, no money, and her phone and died. Before she even had a chance to pray, some man approached her and generously offered to help her and gave her money for gas.
In that moment, the thoughts suddenly came rushing back for all the times that I needed help. When I was in less than ideal situations.
Like the time I was a single mom of two little girls, working a full time job, going to school at night and one month I couldn’t pay my rent. A friend shared my situation with someone who was able to help me out that month with funds through the agency she worked for.
And the time I had to make the decision between tithing or paying my electric bill. I went out on faith and tithed, knowing my electric could be shut off that week until my paycheck came on Friday. And don’t you know, the next day when I opened my mailbox there was a random check from some insurance company for a refund from a couple of years before!
Umm hello! OK God I hear ya loud & clear! #wakeupcall
Found myself whining and complaining last night with body aches. And feeling sorry for myself this morning.
Maybe you find yourself whining and complaining a little too much too. Or maybe you find yourself in a situation that is less than ideal. But my friends there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for. There is always someone in a situation that is worse than your own.
Instead of complaining that I can’t eat ALL the donuts and cupcakes and cookies everyday, I’m choosing to be grateful that God gives me the strength and resources to eat the foods I know will serve me well and help my body to function at its best.
Today I challenge you to find something to be grateful for. Or recall a time that God came through for you, and give him praise! And share either with us below!! 👇👇⠀

He always comes through for us. We just have to have a little faith and choose to look for the amazing little things he’s doing each and every day in our lives! Xo



Everyday SHINES when we let our JOY shine through. ☀️ ⠀

I’m seriously just a hot mess y’all. No, really. I really do not know how I make it through most days. 🙏 🙌 #bythegraceofgod

Those of you that have been following me for a while now may have noticed I’ve been pretty quiet over the past few months. ⠀

Well y’all, I never knew that this journey to better health almost 2 years ago would bring me to where I am now. Soo much more than losing 20 lbs and getting fit. ⠀

It’s been a complete life transformation. A journey I‘m still on, and will continue to be on until I die because I never want to stop GROWING!! ⠀

We have been given the gift of this beautiful life for a reason. I am sure of that. And I refuse to sit on the sidelines as the promises of my life pass me by. ⠀

So I have been hard at work the past few months digging deep into the areas of my life I’ve never examined before. It‘s been hard. There were days I felt like quitting. Being transparent and vulnerable is not easy for anyone. Being pushed out of your comfort zone over and over again is challenging. But all NECESSARY in order to be transformed into a newer, better version of yourself! ⠀

There’s no better time than the present to become FREE! To become ALL you were created to be. The POWER already lies within you my friend to pull yourself out of the darkness & push toward the light at the end of the tunnel! It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it! YOU ARE WORTH IT!! ⠀

Xo Rayna 💕 ⚓️⠀

*Oh and these little happy rainbow colored containers I’m playing with? Either little life changers or frustrating annoyances in your Tupperware cabinet, depending on how you choose to use them 🤷‍♀️😉 ⠀

Seriously though, check out the latest blog post for more info on these little things & what I’ll be doing with them next month in my new exclusive test group!! 😬 Its time to create your best life too don’t ya think? Would love to have ya join me! ⠀

Drop your fav color emoji below ❤️ 💚💜🧡💛💙 or click the link in my bio for all the info! ⠀

#anchoredempire #youareworthit


Where are all my overachievers & perfectionists at? 🙋‍♀️ ⠀⠀
It’s hard to start something when you don’t have all the steps planned out. When you don’t have control over how it’s gonna turn out. Yep, I totally get it. Been there, done that! (And still catch myself doing it from time to time 🙄 #oldhabitsdiehard )⠀⠀
But you’ll never reach your goals...never know what could be if you never take that first step. ⠀⠀
Let me ask ya something... What is it that you want so desperately to change in your life? Who do you want to be? 🤔 (I know, it’s deep 🤷‍♀️)⠀⠀
CHANGE, whether good or bad will get hard at some point. I know it’s scary. But it’s when we lean into the hard that we GROW. ✨ ⠀⠀
Girl, listen. You will never know what you are capable of until you STEP out in FAITH. ⠀⠀
You think you won’t be able to do it all in your own strength? Well guess what, you are totally right!! And if you DO try to do it all on your own, you will be a stressed out mess. 😩 And that is not the way we should be living. ⠀⠀
So that is when you lean into God and expect that he will give you the strength you need to persevere when things get hard. ⠀⠀
So just let go my friend. 💕 ⠀⠀
That thing that’s been on your heart??⠀⠀
Maybe you should PRAY about it. ⠀⠀
Ask for direction. ⠀⠀
Because yes, God will SHOW us what direction to go but he expects US to take the FIRST step. 💕 ⚓️⠀⠀
#anchoredempire #riseup #faithoverfear⠀⠀


She’s not afraid of the wait anymore, for she knows He will open doors beautiful and perfect in their time. ✨ - @morganharpernichols



It does not matter where you’ve been, how far you’ve gone - there is always HOPE for you. 🙏 ❤️ ⠀

I was reminded last weekend that I am imperfect. I am flawed. I have sinned. And I’m sure I will again and again because I am human. We all are. But don’t let your past define you. Don’t it let it hold you back from becoming ALL that you were CREATED to be! His love and grace are sufficient for your healing and moving forward onto greater things! ⠀

Alright... NOW GO!!! 🏃‍♀️ 🙌⠀



Where focus goes, energy flows. ✨- @tonyrobbinsquotes

Life can be so freakin’ overwhelming some days (well, most days really.. let’s be honest 😉). But it doesn’t have to be this way. ⠀

You can literally have the same exact circumstances as you do now but shifting your perspective on it can change everything! I cannot tell y’all how much difference this mindset shift has made in my life. ⠀

I’ve been practicing daily #gratitude instead of focusing on all the crap I wish I could wave a magic wand and change and it has really helped reduce my anxiety & stress levels. 🙌 ⠀

So today, I’m choosing to focus on the 4 healthy kiddos I’ve been blessed with to raise instead of the huge mess one of them made in the bathroom this morning that now needs to cleaned up. 🙄 🧼 ⠀

Have you tried #gratitudejournaling or any other daily gratitude practice? How has it impacted your life for the better? ⠀

*Oh and one tip I have for ya .... instead of just jotting down 3 things your grateful for, close your eyes and visualize yourself in those moments. So for example instead of me just listing “I’m grateful for my daughter”, I would actually recall the day she was born. I’ll sit in a quiet place, close my eyes, step into that moment and go over every detail about the day she was born. Sometimes these moments will actually bring tears of joy to my eyes. And trust me, it’s a lot harder to get up from that moment and then complain about the dirty dishes in the sink. #justsayin

#anchoredempire #practicegratitude


Do you find yourself wanting more out of life? Have you wondered why you’re here on this earth? Do you know what your purpose is? 🙏 ✨ ⠀

I have found myself asking these very same questions. ⠀

I knew there had to be more to life than what society defines as success... college, marriage, house, career, kids... (yeah, bc I’ve done all that and still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. 🤷‍♀️)⠀

Over the years God continues to challenge me in new ways to get me closer to who I need to be to fulfill my purpose. To activate what has already been placed down on the inside of me. ⠀

I’ve been pretty quiet on here the past couple of months bc this process of #transformation has required me to dig up pain & regrets from my past that have been holding me back from my breakthrough. It hasn’t been pretty but I have finally #forgiven myself & fully accepted God’s #amazinggrace ! 🙌 I’m learning to love and accept myself regardless of my past mistakes and hurts because I am beginning to see myself in a new light... the way God sees me! The things that I considered to be flaws about myself are actually not flaws at all. They are a part of his wonderful design. 🙏 ✨ ⠀

Let this be your year of #breakthrough my friend!! It’s time to lay it all down. Sin, shame, pain, regret..⠀

Check out the blog post if you’ve been wanting to dive into discovering your purpose & living a more fulfilling life. ⠀

📲 Link in bio 📲 ⠀

Xo Rayna ⚓️💕⠀

#anchoredempire #discoveryourpurpose


If I could tell my new mom self 16 years ago anything, it’d be stop comparing yourself to the world. ⠀
Don’t worry about what other moms are doing. ⠀
Stop trying so hard to be prefect. ⠀
Enjoy the moment. ⠀
Simplify. ✨ ⠀

Spending our Sunday evening (since it’s like an extra Saturday with no school tomorrow 😉) doing a little purging & organizing bc let’s face it, we don’t need half the stuff in our house anyway.⠀

Getting rid of clutter is sooo freeing for the mind & soul. 🙌⠀

#mismatchedsocks #thatshowiroll #keepfolding #mariekondo


When I sip. You sip. We sip. 🎶 🥂 💃 🍷 ⠀

Double tap y’all if you’re singing along with me tonite!! 😆 ⠀

#fridaynight #momlifebelike #anchoredempire


Flawed. Imperfect. Undeserving. And yet He LOVES me the same. 💕 🙏 ⠀

Tag a friend that could use this reminder today. 😉 ⠀

#valentinesday2019 #youareloved #anchoredempire


✨ Tomorrow is a new day. ✨ ⠀

We all have good days and bad days. Don’t let the latter define you. ⠀

Every morning is a fresh start. A new chance. New opportunities. Be thankful. You are blessed. 💕 ⠀

#tomorrowisanewday #anchoredempire


✋ HOLD UP GIRLFRIEND 🛑 STOP the scroll bc ya NEED to hear this!! 📣 ⠀

I know you hear those voices in your head telling you over and over that you’re not good enough. Not smart enough. Not pretty enough. Not talented enough. ⠀

But you need to know that YOU ARE ENOUGH! JUST AS YOU ARE!!! ⠀

Stop striving for perfection; it’s setting you up for shame bc it’s not achievable. Stop hustling for things that are not even meant for you! Bc if it’s not your destiny, you will always fall short! Stop spending your time and energy there. Instead, spend some time in the word. Immerse yourself in the truth. 📖 What you will discover will bring CLARITY and a FREEDOM like never before!! It won’t be easy, it will take time, but trust me that in order to find JOY, you must surrender it all to the Lord..the good, the bad & the ugly. You gotta sludge through the muck to get to the beautiful waterfall awaiting you on the other side. Vulnerability releases the shame and brings a confidence to boldly pursue the dreams of your heart. 💕 ⠀

Confess it. Believe it. YOU ARE ENOUGH. 👊❤️⠀

#anchoredempire #fearlessfriday #transformed


My top 🖐 tips for a successful morning as a busy mom:⠀
1. Don’t hit snooze! ⏰ 🛏 ⠀⠀
2. DON’T check your phone when you first wake up! 📲 Start the day with gratitude, your goals, prayer/devotional & exercise. 📖 🙏 📝 🏃‍♀️ 🏋️‍♀️ Do what you need to do for YOU before you start responding to every one else. 📧 ⠀⠀
3. Prep as much as you can the night before. Lay out all clothes - kids included. 👚👖🧦 Backpacks & shoes by the door. 🎒👟 Lunches packed. 🥙 💼 Coffee maker set. ☕️ ✅ ⠀⠀
4. DELEGATE as much as possible! Allow the kiddos to do as much as they can for themselves. This one has been difficult for me but trust me, makes it easier for you in the long run & teaches them important life skills. 👧🧒 ⠀⠀
⠀⠀ 5. Getting a nutritious breakfast is ESSENTIAL! I mix up my nutrient packed #mamajuice in under a minute & I’m out the door! 🙌🥤 🌱 🤸‍♀️💥 (Just make sure the lid is on tight 🤦‍♀️ 😉) ⠀⠀
Check out my blog post for more details on this morning routine that is transforming my life & giving me more fulfillment!! (Link in my bio 👉 📲 )⠀⠀

Xo Rayna ⚓️💕⠀⠀

#anchoredempire #momoffour #morningroutine


At the end of the day, we’re all just doing our best. ⠀

Give yourself some GRACE. Give the people you love & care about some grace. ⠀

Bc let’s face it, life can be down right HARD. ⠀

Double tap and tag a friend who could use a little GRACE tonight. 😉🙏🙌❤️⠀

#womensupportingwomen #anchoredempire


And... my house currently looks like I’m losing a game of Jumangi. 🐒 😜 ⠀

#momlifebelike #fridayfamilynight #anchoredempire


You can rise up from any adversity. It’s never too late to recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All you have to do is make the decision and never look back. ✨ ⠀

#anchoredempire #transformationtuesday #redeemed


How is it that she drives alone, has a job & is making decisions about college and careers?! 😳😭 ⠀

One of the hardest things for me to do on this journey as a parent has been the act of letting go...allowing them to make their own choices & mistakes and trusting God to see them through. But I guess it was time for her to spread her wings and fly after all and she has done it so gracefully ❤️ 🦋 🙏 ⠀

Congrats @gracechaffinch on induction into Mu Alpha Theta. Excited to see what the future holds for you! 😉 ⠀

#anchoredempire #parentingjourney #teenagedaughter #proudmommoment @kevinmcgill_anchoredempire


Who can you bless today? ❤️ 💕
#anchoredempire #kindnessiscontagious #theyhavemyheart


Laughter is the best medicine! 😆
Unless you’re laughing for no reason, then you may need medicine. 🤪🤷‍♀️😆😆 #anchoredempire #funnymom