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This is determination.
I could have made excuses today. I could have thrown myself a pity party about how awful my day was. I could have done a lot of things differently today...but they wouldn't have brought me to this moment.
You see...my car wouldn't start this morning 😢. By car I mean suv. I had to wake my husband up at 0500 😴 to help me get it out of the driveway and into the street so my step daughter could take the other car to school. I then had to wake my brother in law to take me to work. He then spent his day off helping us get our SUV fixed so I would have wheels again! 🙌🏻🚙 I figured...the day can't get any worse and I still have a smile on my face. Well by then end of my 13 hour shift we had a situation which escalated and got tense 👮‍♂️✂️Thankfully it was taken care of and everyone was safe.
So you think at this point this day couldn't throw anything else my way 🤷🏻‍♀️. Well it did...my precious, adorable child turned into a gremlin who had gotten wet and been fed 😂😂 But ya know what...? NONE of that got me down and NONE of it got in my way.
You literally have control of every action and REaction you make!
#determination #nurselife #traumanurse #fitmom #nursemom #traumamom #nottodaysatan #overcomeyourobstacles #mindovermatter


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Got the Garmin for Mother’s Day. It monitors my stress levels (even overnight if you don’t mind wearing it). I guess I’m not surprised by the levels in the day, being a RAD mom and all. But I am surprised by the lack of deep sleep at night! Basically, at night, I’m at “normal persons” levels during the day. 😕if you notice the spikes, that’s just the daily dealings with my RAD kid.. the higher ones are my response to her biting herself🤦‍♀️😱😥. Oh my.... so tired. I’m kinda laughing at myself here seeing how terrible it is. But striking it out because there’s nothing currently I can do to help myself (or for her) were kinda at a standstill. I need something more.. I just don’t know what that is yet. #traumamom #supportadoptivefamilies #adoptionstory #adoption #adoptivemom #adoptivemompodcast #adoptionnow #adopt #olderchildadoption #helpmelord #respite #ineedrespite #adoptspecialneeds #reactiveattachmentdisorder #attachmentdisorder #attachmentparenting #traumamomma #traumamommas #adoptionrocks #adoptionishard #hopetoadopt #adoptionpodcast #adoptiontrauma #supportadoption #showhope #connectedparenting #empoweredtoconnect #internationaladoption #adoptionislove


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Amen and amen source: @alexfittin go follow her 💫 #traumamom #adoptionstory #supportadoptivefamilies #adoption #adopt


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Life as a mother is NOT all it’s cracked up to be. I wish someone had told me before I became a mom how hard it can be.
Sure you love those snot nosed, randomly bloody murder screaming, crying over a sock on the wrong way, hungry all the time little goblins....errrr adorable babies 😉but being a MOM is HARD WORK.

You don’t always SEE that it took a power struggle, pleading and a forced you WILL take this picture! Or the camera on burst mode in hopes of catching one.
You don’t see the days like today where my daughter had a T-total MELTDOWN, on her field trip.
Like WHY GOD?!? Do you have to do this when more the HALF of your classes Moms (grandmas and dad) are here?! You don’t see the conscious decision to not give a crap what every other grown up may or may not think of your parenting as you try and bring your child from a level 10007 hulk rage, emotional meltdown to her normal test the limits generally happy self.
It took making a decision to put my frustration and embarrassment away and focus SOLELY on her. Which meant pinning her down against my body as she flung herself everywhere, because of I didn’t she’d 1: hurt herself and others and 2: escape and I’d have to chase her.
It meant accepting, putting my mommy “I can handle my own kid” bs pride away and being okay as the teacher tried to help console her.
I had to take her in the bus, and not care about what the bus driver might be thinking. As I went through EVERY technique I’ve learned in our therapies. And finally it was squeezing her as close as possible with deep pressure massage on her stomach side and back and saying in a low and gentle voice, “Vanna you are safe. I love you. You are safe. I love you. You are safe and loved.” Together we brought the hulk back down to my daughter.
so yes, being a mommy is HARD. But today I rejoice in the victory of not losing my sh*t, not being embarrassed, and being able to console my daughter and turn her from a raging hulk to a giggling 4 year old.
Ps. This is why I workout 🤫😅
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#babyhulk #toddlertantrum #behavioraltherapy #traumamom #momchronicals #introvertmom #introvert #infpt #raisingawildchild #freespiritchild #capricornandgemini #adhdmom


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Happy World Breast Pumping Day to all the Moms out there who busted their ass for their LO’s. You all inspire me to keep going. Every ounce counts.

#workingmom #traumamom #RN #traumaRN #ICUmom #worldbreastpumpingday #medela #imtired #ipumpgold #liquidgold #boobfood #4monthspostpartum


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Trauma moms I'm calling out for some encouragement or advice, or maybe I need a slap, I don't know. I'm beyond exhausted. We have therapies in place, read the books, and tried all the techniques we can find and we are burned out. How do you do it? I'm so weary, every child has a huge behavior going on, even the 11 month old. I like to pretend we are fine, by I'm really NOT fine at all. I know there a few of you out there with experience and wisdom and dear goodness I need it! #traumamom #fostermom #adoptivemom #fosterfamily


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🎁❤ B E S T G I F T ❤🎁
Drawings like these make the hard days of parenting much better! And who doesn't love Winnie-the-Pooh? .
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#betterbeautywithjill #momlife #boymom #adoption #traumamom #bestgiftever #helovesme #lovelookslikesomething


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Can I get an, Amen? Whew it's been a rough few weeks of #parenting around here! Thank God, for #dailygrace and #mercy or I would never make it. 😢😨😩😯😕😨😢 #amiright #faithlivedout #faithoverfear #Hiswillbedonenotmine #parenthood #momlife #momprobs #helptheydontstoptalking #traumamom #adoption #godlyparenting #faith


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Ha ha ha! Truth. 🙈🙉🙊😉
It's #talktuesdaywithjill on my #youtube channel 📺 be sure to check out what God is speaking to me about #motherhood #triggers #parenting and how to #surrender it all to Him. #adoption #momofworldchangers #boymom #girlmom #catholic #bigfamily #traumamom #sharejesus #meditation #jesuscalling


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20 degrees has me thinking about #running on the #beach Did you subscribe to my #youtube 📺 channel yet? ( #linkinprofile ) #stylebyjill #fashion #womensfashion #tulle #tulleskirt #chambray 📷 @lundyphoto


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Can I get an amen? Anyone else have kids that are bored, arguing, and disregulated? I'm not a very good activity director. Which is giving me great angst that the school year is almost over! Time to find summer camps again! God bless teachers!!!!! #twoweeksoffistoolong #adoption #traumamom #momprobs #helptheydontstoptalking #imonlyhalfkidding #smileitfeelsgood #laughyourwaythroughlife #teachers #teachersrock


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Ha ha ha! Yep that's about right being a mom of six. Especially a #traumamom #tgif #thankful it's the weekend and I can spend time resting ahhhhhh to enjoy #myhealingplace #faithlivedout #Hiswillbedonenotmine #faithoverfear #spiritleadme #prayerchangesusnotgod #radicalfaith #humility #bestillmyheart


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Truth. Not in any area has it turned out how I thought it would. Jewish to Evangelical to Catholic. Adoptions from around the world. Which made me a #traumamom and the list goes on.
His plan is rocking my world and teaching me what life is really about. Guess what? It's 100% not about my will be done. And thank God for that. I would be the most selfish, angry, bitter, and sad person if my will continued leading the way. He is all about #love and #humility which leads us to the #peace that surpasses all understanding.
So thank Him and then humble yourself to see things His way and move on. Mistakes and trials are a gift to help us get on His path. It's a gift of #mercy because He loves us that much and doesn't want us falling away. Now go pray and be still before Him. He wants your heart and time with you. Nothing you do can stop Him from loving you. Nothing.
#newday #newmercies #ourfather #dustyourselfoffandtryagain #24hourstochangeyourfuture #lovebig #Hiswillbedonenotmine #forgiveness #noregrets #momentliver #dohardthings #dailychoice #faithlivedout #faithoverfear


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Some days are messy and hard. But notes like these at the end of the day are a beautiful reminder that God is in it. #forgiveness #traumamom #adoption #helovesme #myheart #faith #knowmyheart #Godislove #restinhispresence


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Today was hard and messy. Being a #traumamom is never easy. So thankful for this dock and how it always relieves my stress. #eyesonjesus #dailychoice #thankfulness #Hiswillnotminebedone #prayerchangesusnotGod #loved


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A letter to all mom's is on the blog. Especially for #traumamom out there. #mothersday #countingthecost #fostermoms #adoption #eyesonjesus #dailychoice #dohardthings #linkinprofile


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Embracing Mother's Day: A Letter to All Trauma Moms is on the blog today. #linkinprofile #traumamom #dailychoice #dohardthings #noregrets #countingthecost #mothersadaygift #jillsinstawords #momofworldchangers


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