A Peak Into our Home.

Our Morning in Pictures. I thought I would give you a little sneak peak into our home today so you can get a better idea of what the daily life is like in our family. Up until my eighth month of pregnancy I was working full-time and running a business. We decided at that time that I was needed at home so that was where I went. I stay home full-time for now while Thomas goes to work everyday. It is summer here of course and I currently have in the house the baby and my for lack of a…

Getting Back to it After a Long Haitus.

I once considered myself a bit of an aerialist. I spent years perfecting my craft and enjoying most nights in the gym training, teaching and learning. I competed, performed and strived to get better and it was one of my top priorities. Then….. Being pregnant changed everything as it usually does. My day to day life has changed drastically but also my body. I’m proud to say (even if everyone wasn’t thrilled about it) I taught pole and ran the gym well into my eighth month of pregnancy which as I said in a previous post made a big difference…

Grandma’s Coming Today!

Go check out her silly videos she is so funny and southern and we can’t wait to hear what she has to say this year!! We will be posting video all weekend of her visit! This is the first time she is meeting Thomas’ three children and they are going to love her. See you guys this weekend!!

Father, Fighter, Best Friend, TIRED

By Contributor Thomas Hand  Being a Father First, a Best Friend to my Love, and an active Fighter, it all becomes hectic. Then you mix in that I work a full-time job for the Federal Government and I just graduated from a Dual-Bachelors program (with Honors), it all now just becomes the most crazy, exciting, and loving environment available! Our lifestyle can only be accomplished through patience, understanding, and Love! Love of each other, our children, and our second lives!  It’s a pretty common thing for people to know me to make the comment of “I wish I had your…

Puffy Eye Attack

This mama is tired…a lot. I was not born blessed with extra energy whether I have one kid or 6. Taking care of a baby certainly doesn’t make me any less so and it tends to show under my eyes. They get dark and certainly puffy. I get the questions are you okay? Are you sick? No, just tired. Last night we were at the baseball fields late with all the kids. It was fun but needless to say we were all dragging this morning before school. I figured it was the perfect time to try out these under-eye patches.…

She without a title….

I wasn’t planning this post at all but I wanted to fit it in before I have to go get the kiddos from school so lucky you right? First things first me and Thomas are not married (pause for gasps). I know alert the church elders it is true. That is another post but we are committed and very much in love, cohabitating and the parents to our little round-headed love child but no not married. Anyway, I receive two texts from him this morning first one asking if I can make it to a kindergarten graduation ceremony at his…

Losing the Dreaded Baby Weight

A couple of things I need to point out. All the pictures here of the workout were taken at the lovely Smash Studios my wonderful home gym. My cute workout attire is from Fabletics and I am not in any form or fashion a doctor or equipped to give medical advice so please consult with a real life one first especially pre and postpartum. This is a very popular topic among women (even those who don’t want to admit it.) I am one of those women as much as I’d hate to admit it’s important to me. During my pregnancy…

The Fussy Baby

They come into this world so adorable, sweet and perfect. You have been anticipating their arrival and you are so ready for the excitement and love that they bring into your home. All this is true but then at some point the other shoe has to fall. The perfect relationship turns into a real one and you find yourself dealing with….the fussy baby. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you have a content baby that only fusses here and there but that has never been my situation. This is my third and while there is a big gap between my first two…

How We Blended our Families. 4 Tips to remember when blending yours.

So how did we blend our two families together? Was it tough or seamless? Do the kids get along? Do they like you? Do you like them? These are some of the questions I hear a lot about our family. I will tell you this, I have made a lot of mistakes in the process, a lot. I try really really hard to learn from them and do better next time. This post is going to go into some of the things i’ve learned so far from the many mistakes I have made. This smiling kid is me, young and…

A Little Bit More About Our Passions.

Let me start by saying our number one passion is our kids and family. With that being said we both, being comfortably in our thirties understand the importance of self care and having outlets. It makes us a better couple and better parents and that is good for everyone. As I sit here typing to the sounds of a fussy baby i’ll try to give you some insight into our somewhat unique gyms that we are passionate about. I will do my best to explain his correctly so please bear with me. Thomas’ passion is Jiu Jitsu. Three of our…