Happy Friday friends! I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to see this day. The whole week has been pretty great actually, so let’s get down to some of my favorites.
This quote. Every. Single. Word. A few weeks ago, I was listening to the Another Mother Runner Podcast and they had Kristin Armstrong on discussing her essay in their new book, Tales from Another Runner Mother. She read part of her essay that unfortunately got edited out of the book, but I was able to find it on their blog. When Madelyn was born, I had a hard time mentally getting back into a routine. I felt guilty leaving to go on a run or take time away from her to go workout. I shortly realized that on the days I did workout, I was a more patient and energized mom. I realize that she’s only little for so long, but I truly believe that the best thing for your kids to see, is their mom taking time and taking care of herself. No mom should ever feel guilty or be made to feel guilty for taking some time away from her children to focus on herself. When I went back to work, my mom said something that stuck with me “It’s not about the quantity of time, but the quality.”
Sparkly Soul headbands. I won a free one via an Instagram giveaway!! These are by far the best headbands for my hair. I’ve tried a lot of them, but nothing stays put as well as a Sparkly Soul headband. I wore one while I ran my last Chicago marathon and I never had to adjust it. Pretty awesome.
Madelyn’s reaction to having her first ever root beer float. Summer is officially upon us in Milwaukee!
Unplugging for the week. I’m leaving for a trip up north with my girlfriends this weekend and then turning around and heading somewhere else for an anniversary/babymoon with hubs next week, so I’ll be (trying to anyway) shutting down social media and enjoying some time with some of my favorite people. I MAY stop in Monday morning for the results of that baby reveal party!!
Seeing this little face for the first time! I’m so excited to find out whether the baby is a boy or girl with all of our family on Sunday but I cannot wait to hold and kiss this sweet little face!
What are you loving this week? I’d also like to add that TRICARE is now offering free breast pumps to expecting moms and coverage for breastfeeding supplies!! Winning!