She’s smiling and cooing and officially doing really adorable baby things that make me fall more in love with her every day. 🥰🥰🥰 • With Micah, my love for him was so instantaneous. It crashed into me like a tidal wave - so strong & powerful. I’d never, ever felt a love like that. 😭 • With Mae, it’s been different. (And I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t mom guilt because of it.) Oh, I loved Mae right away!!! But it’s been unique in its own way... instead of crashing wave it’s been a slow & steady rain. 🌧 Over the past 10 weeks, it’s bloomed & grown & been such a slow yet sweet season. 🌸 I don’t know if it’s because she’s my second, because of postpartum hormones or just because she’s who she is. Regardless, the past 10 weeks (!!!) have been filled with me falling in love with her little by little, day by day ... a love just as strong & real as my love her for brother, yet different in every single way. 💗 #mylittlemaeavonlea #fourthtrimester #girlmama | 📱 preset by @laurenlcarnes
Back when my hair was short and blonde ... I MISS IT!!!! 😩😩😩 Because of busy life + quarantine + having a baby I haven’t had my hair done since HALLOWEEN!!! 😱😶😳 This darker ombré look is not for me ... I see myself on IG story and I’m like “who is that?!”! 😂🤪 I’m so ready to be legally blonde again!!!! 💇🏼♀️💁🏼♀️ Anyone else struggling with your hair right now?!?
I’m so grateful for who he is and all he does. 💙 This year has been nothing short of unpredictable and outside of baby Mae arriving most of it has been downright awful. But he still smiles. He still challenges me to have faith. And he definitely laughs in the face of a storm. He’s Mr Mom and I seriously could not parent without him - he’s way better at it than me!!!! Micah adores him, and Mae is getting there.😅 (Writing this post made me realize I need more pics of him with her!!! I’ve worn her 98% of her life!!! 🙈) Happy Father’s Day one day late (but hey, I guess that’s life either two two & under!! 🤪) Love you babe!
I might not get to see these seats filled in 2020, BUT these past few weeks I’ve been working hard on something NEW, digital + community-focused for the C@H fam ➡️➡️➡️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ The C@H Mastermind ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This 14 week program starts in July and is designed for creatives looking to CREATE, LAUNCH, SELL & SCALE their digital offer!! 💻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ll have bi-weekly Zoom content calls where we’ll cover EVERY step to creating a Passive Income Funnel in your biz (from creating the funnel to email marketing to content planning to launching to scaling)🔥 PLUS I get to have my eye-balls on your biz and look over what you’re doing as you’re doing it!! 👀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s going to be FUN y’all! 🙃 Community-focused at its core with curriculum designed to help you (finally) create a profitable digital product OR get the help you need to optimize your current one!! 7 ladies have already jumped in and if you’re thinking of joining them, I’d LOVE for you to shoot me a DM!! Let’s voice chat about it so you know without a doubt it’s the right program for you 💗 (OR if you want all the details in one place just head to my link in bio!) Either way, I’m pretty excited about what’s in store & doing a little happy dance as I get to know the women inside!! 💞⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @bethannearthur
Sweet baby Mae is almost 2 months old, so I thought it was time to share her birth story 💗 • I LOVE sitting down to write birth stories. Hers and Micah’s are so special to me (obviously) and I love curling up with a sleepy newborn and my laptop, reliving the moments before and during labor. 😌 With Mae, I went back and re-read Micah’s birth story before she was born. It not only refreshed my memory on the facts of my previous labor and delivery, but it also brought back a flood of emotions. 💞 If you like reading birth stories, head to my link in bio to read little Mae’s! She came fast and furious, and has continued that sass into her second month! 🙃 #mylittlemaeavonlea #fourthtrimester 📷 @emilygeraldphotography
Her smile is just what I need.💞 2020 might be one of the hardest years yet, but she’s the rainbow during the storm. 🌈 #mylittlemaeavonlea
Thank you for such a beautiful post today @amy_demos . It said much of what I wanted to, but couldn’t find the right words. 💗 • Social media can be a beautiful place... but it’s not the ONLY place. In the past week, there’s been a lot happening on these squares and while I’ve seen GOOD things - GROWTH things - HARD things ... I’ve also seen NEGATIVE things - DIVISIVE things - CONTRADICTORY things. I haven’t known what to say or how to respond. So I’ve been quiet. Yet quiet doesn’t mean PASSIVE; quiet can be introspective. 💗 • Like many of you, I’ve been learning a lot. I’ve had beautiful conversations with black women and white women. I’ve journaled; I’ve prayed. I’ve watched IG Lives and webinars; I’ve read articles; and I’ve made connections with new, wonderful humans!! But all of that would be null and void if I didn’t look at my HEART. 💗 • I hope we can look inward. I hope we can quietly seek Truth (Jesus) as we strive to love ALL His children (black, brown, white...). We will never be truly unified until we do. 💗 • “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9 “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
listening & learning. praying for Peace, Love, Kindness and CHANGE 💗 | graphic by @oliveandeveco
He follows me around while I clean... • Since Mae was born we’ve started to say “you’re such a big helper!” “Thanks for being a big helper!” And he really, really is. 💙 He loves to come behind me when I dust (he even has is only little towel), wipe off the kitchen table or clean his high chair. He loves to use his toy vacuum (and the real vacuum 😅) to clean any and everything! He takes his little broom and sweeps his dump truck, uses his duster to brush off the dog and is really good at throwing away Mae’s diapers. • He yearns to help... I can see it in the way he looks to me and Matt for affirmation, or in the fact that he just up and starts helping without being asked. • We were cleaning today ... him running behind me with his little blue towel ... and I couldn’t help but pray “Lord, may he always be a helper.” 💙 • He’ll be two on Sunday (😭) and I hope he has so much more life left on this earth. I hope he makes it to triple digits and one day is a grumpy grandpa in a rocking chair (😂)... but more than that, I hope he’s a HELPER. I hope he goes out of his way to help friends & strangers - men & women of all races & backgrounds. I hope he does what is RIGHT and GOOD and always has a desire to lift UP life, not cause harm. I pray desperately that his desire to help doesn’t fade or become jaded. In light of heartbreaking events this week it’s clear the world needs listeners and learners and those ready to take action; the world needs so much, really. Love. Peace. Justice. JESUS. 🙏🏻 And it needs helpers... I pray my sweet boy grows up to be one 💙 | (one of my fave pics by @jillypowers)
Jumping slowly back into a work routine this week and it feels both good and strange. 💻 I never thought this year would look the way it does & yet here we are ... I have a sweet yet colic-y baby to hold while responding to emails, and new business adventures to try my hand at since @creativeatheart Round 10 was postponed until 2021.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, there have been moments of total depression in the past few weeks. 💗 But there has also been PEACE. And JOY. And HOPE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The planner in me has no earthly idea what the next 6 months hold, yet I'm armed with Jesus and ✨ possibilities✨. 2 weapons I plan to wield & work & dive into relentlessly. 👉🏻 What possibilities do you see?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #scstockshop #herestothecreatives #possibilities #workingmama #mompreneur