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Do I need to say more 🤦🏼‍♀️ . #momofteenager #almostemptynest #pnwmom #lifewithteenager #boymomlife #parentingtips


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I don't know why I never talk about my income with coaching. Why is this such a taboo topic? I work hard helping women live healthy and fit lives. I work hard at helping them build their coaching business so they can change their future. Just because it isn't a traditional job doesn't make it less significant. Because of my coaching business not only am I changing my future, but my children and grandchildrens' future. I'm leaving a legacy. I'm showing them what is possible when you work hard and get out of your own way. This home is is one of the things my coaching income has provided for. I employ my daughter to help with social media. She is a stay at home parent and this gives her her own money. I am able to bless my parents and make their road a little easier. I can now give to causes I'm passionate about and help others in need. There is no shame in being an entrepreneur and wanting more for your family. I have a new coach mentorship starting on the 18th of November. You will get one-on-one guidance and be able to hit the ground running. Let's create your legacy ❤ Please fill out the form in my bio or send me a DM. You were made for more. #healthandwellnesscoach #takecontrolofyourlife #wacofitness #lifestyleblogger #financialfreedom #almostemptynest #midlifemomonamission #livingmybestlife


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Fall on the outside and Christmas on the inside. We spent our day decorating. Christmas brings me joy. (Also I know my pillows are upside down.. sometimes I just do things to drive my daughter crazy 🤣) When does your family decorate for the holidays? #almostemptynest #holidaydecor #christmasdecor #christmastree #happiesttimeoftheyear #midlifemomonamission #lifestyleblogger


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Looking forward to watching these boys play tonight at Kiggins vs Federal Way in Playoff Game!! . This pic was taken in 2016 when they were Freshmen, where has the time gone...they are now Seniors!! . #rollstorm #skyviewfootball #skyviewseniors2020 #boymomlife #footballmom #proudparent #almostemptynest


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How do you entertain yourself when you've got a few hours alone during the holidays? A good read? A movie? A Netflix binge? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love listening to Christmas music lists and I think my taste in them will tell you a ton about the person I am! My all time favorite holiday album is Mariah Carey Christmas. 🤪😱🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Telling you about it just reminded me to add it to my playlist! There’s never a time when listening to Christmas music doesn’t sound like fun, and even though some of them make me cry (tears of joy, of course!), I still adore all of them. Some of the boy band versions make me laugh uncontrollably and Barlow Girl "Home for Christmas" is my favorite escape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your all time holiday favorites?


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When I miss my sons I wander into their empty bedrooms and lay in their beds or sit in their chairs. I think about what we have created together as a family. #queenofhearts #love #motherhood #almostemptynest #queenmommy👑


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Are you at the end of your rope with the sugar cravings, the mid day crashes, the irritability and the clothes that are not fitting?🤷‍♀️ Are you craving a fresh start, a little clean up and some clear direction on where to start?🤷‍♀️ Do you love a good deal on products and programs that are going to not only get you results but set you up for a healthier lifestyle?👋👋 If you are interested in learning more about our fitness programs, nutritionals, supplements and support + get some amazing deals this is the virtual party you want to be at.💯💯 I have lost 45 lbs with Beachbody’s health and fitness programs and I am absolutely 100% in alignment with the way that we teach others how to create a healthy relationship between food and exercise. I would love to share them with you if you are finding yourself frustrated with your own personal health and fitness goals. Monday November 4th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST I am going to be hosting a virtual event. In order to take advantage of the special offers you must drop me a message below or send me a direct message.📩📩 This sale is for my current customers or those of you that do not currently have a coach. The deals will go fast so make sure to get added into the group asap! Hope to see you at the PARTTAYYY!!! #beatthecravings #wacofitness #nutrition #healthnotdiets #lifestyleblogger #healthandwellness #weightlossjourney #midlifemomonamission #almostemptynest #halloweencandy


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Happy Halloween @_abbydennis @ethanwdennis @zanetrain23 !!! Miss these kids. We will be watching for Abby to run that Baylor Line in her shark costume tonight. Sic ‘Em Bears! 🐻💛💚 #collegemom #almostemptynest #emptynesters #grownandflown #baylor #bayloruniversity


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The journey of the jeans. I have not been able to wear these in 4 years. I love these jeans. They moved with me from Michigan to Texas. When I started my health journey on June 1st, I couldn't get them over my thighs. I didn't start this journey because I was fat or wanted to be skinny. I started this journey because I was tired of not feeling good. My heart was working so hard to keep me going. I was literally killing myself. I was terrified that one day soon I was going to have a heart attack and die. My numbers were not good. My blood pressure was 201/150. So dangerous. I had so much fear about starting. What if I failed yet again? What if people thought I was only doing it to be skinny? At the end of the day, the fear of causing my heart to work so hard and I could die spurned me into action. The journey hasn't been perfect but no matter what I've showed up for myself. And also being back in a size 8 is pretty dang exciting! It all starts with nutrition. I have a group starting on November 4th. The main focus will be nutrition. Detoxing from the sugar and alcohol of the Halloween parties, healthy alternatives to some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, water and the role it plays in your health, and how resetting our body can change our health. Please go the the link in my bio or send me a DM. Let's change the course of our health together ❤ #nonscalevictory #wacofitness #menopauseweightloss #weightlossjourney #healthandwellness #midlifemomonamission #favoritejeans #weightlosstransformation #almostemptynest


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Howdy y’all, Kerri here. Sending another 📦 to my college boy. I had to put my creative hat and found this adorable mummy card which the family wrote a sweet note to our missed son/brother. I just cute up some construction paper and found these adorable stickers in the 🎯 Dollar Spot. I sealed up his treats and miscellaneous items and off to the mail in time for Halloween. Have a blessed day! #collegecarepackages #collegemom #grownandflown #almostemptynest


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We woke up to winter today. A wind chill of -17C/1.4F and snow on the ground. Mondays, my son has a 50-minute class downtown--with about a 90-minute round trip. Since I'm not subbing today, I cancelled my plans to go to Costco and drove him instead. Now I'm sitting in a Tim Hortons across the street from his class, with the intention of getting some business reading, and maybe master list-making, done while I wait. But I might just look out the window while sipping on my peppermint tea instead. We'll see. 😛 #coldweather #yeg #yegweather #tea #pepperminttea #winter #wintercomforts #substituteteacher #substituteteacherlife #wahm #wahmlife #momlife #momofcollegekids #momofteens #momofteen #mompreneur #almostemptynest #almostemptynester #parttimesub #ipreview via @preview.app


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The holiday season is here. Are you going to spend it on the couch or are you going to get up & do something? . Some tips: 1.) be consistent NOT extreme. You don’t need to cut out entire food groups, eat in a 2 hour window or workout all day. Do your best and just show up! 2.) drink more water! I know this is so played out but I promise it matters. Drink 16 oz before you eat ANYTHING. It will help you not over eat! 3.) sweat daily. However you can. Move that body and think of it as a privilege not a punishment! 4.) join my Fit Wars starting 11/1 because it’s going to kick ass 😉 5.) tag a friend to do Fit Wars with you and comment below. . #weightlossgoal #weightlossplan #fitnessfacts #empoweryourself #smallbizowner #gigeconomy #lifecoachingtips #superattractor #collegemom #almostemptynest #almostemptynester #loveyourlife


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A few scenes from Dubs' Senior Night. Can't believe my youngest baby just had his last home game... Love that the other babies were there, too.😊 #seniornight #classof2020 #lastone #almostemptynest


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She’s the last of my bunch... Class of 2020 😘🎓 #bittersweet #babygirl #classof2020 #almostemptynest Photo creds: Sharp Photography @sharpphotography4life


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Senior night for @claireburke1 - my days as a soccer mom are coming to an end as we head into the playoffs next week. I have loved watching Claire play CYO, club and HS soccer and making great friends (both Claire and Pat and I) along the way. @visidc #gvcubs #soccermomlife #soccermoms #dmvmomtribe #dcrealtormom #igdcfamily #washingtondaily #dcevent #thisismotherhood #almostemptynesters #almostemptynest #itsgettingreal #seniornight⚽️ #seniornight2019


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So cool and quiet in a NOISY city. Almost as fun as the scooters@mstiff5 #positivevibes #positiveTribe#plantpower#entrepreneurlife #almostemptynest


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Yeah I know You're tired You're nervous You're afraid to fail You're busy You're waiting for the right time But mama I think you should just do it anyway!


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The kids keep leaving us alone for dinner. Scallops & asparagus #almostemptynest


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St. Charles East Varsity Soccer Senior Night @j_set22 💕💕💕 17-1-3. Now on to State!!! #dontblink #timehaswings #soccermom #proudofit #proudofhim #manbun #pickyourbattles #lastkid #almostemptynest


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𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 from Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates in their book, 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯'𝘴 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘺 𝘕𝘦𝘴𝘵⁣ ⁣ I love that they assure us that our empty nest and letting go of our children challenges are NORMAL!!!⁣ ⁣ I also love that they developed the outline for their book from a gathering they hosted with 23 women who were invited to come and discuss the season of the empty nest.⁣ ⁣ Read more about their book and other empty nest books through the link in my bio.⁣ ⁣ @everthinehome @susanalexanderyates


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No matter what you have to do today....kick Monday’s bootay! Set some goals and smash them! My 3️⃣ goals today are: 1. Read my Devotional 🙏🏻 2. Replace any negative thoughts with positive thoughts. ✌🏻3. Get in a great weight training session at the gym, with my girlie. Make today awesome! 🏋🏻‍♀️


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Didn't get any pics of my OOTD on Saturday and wasn't able to attend church because my lupus was acting up. Missed worshipping this week immensely. Anyway, it's been a week since my last post and I simply wanted to touch base. My time with my parents was wonderful but left me physically exhausted. Please pray for God's strength in my body as I prepare for my son's 18th birthday celebration on the 25th of Ocrober. How did he grow up so fast?😭 #growingupstinks #missmykidssomuch #almostemptynest #starrheartsshoes #leahstarrbaker #nyblogger #igblogger #newyorkblogger


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Last High School homecoming #2019#almostemptynest


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Already moved into Jasper's old room! 4 corners: Wedding Central, Sew What, Reading Nook, and Dressup Closet. #almostemptynest


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Last picture of my babies and me for awhile!!! #lifechanges #travelnursing #lovemykids #afmom #almostemptynest #proudofmybabies


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Senior night happened and I couldn’t be more thankful for your volleyball journey! Oh! The places you’ll go!!! 🐾🏐🖤#haillakeside #lakesidehighschool #volleyball #seniornight #seniorseason #snrszn #livingdownwiththebrowns #gingerbrownart #momlife #almostemptynest #almostemptynester #family #volleyballmom


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Words of Wisdom from Jill Savage from her book, 𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘺 𝘕𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘍𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦⁣ ⁣ This book is the most honest and raw book I have read in a long time. @jillsavage.author tells all about her relationships with her five children and her husband. She says her experiences include, "... having very little money when Mark was in school, doing day care in my home, adopting a child from Russia, having a prodigal child who does not share our faith, surviving breast cancer, mending our marriage after infidelity, and specific challenges with having a son with multiple mental health diagnoses." ⁣ ⁣ She shares her stories and encourages others to do the same. ⁣ ⁣ Read more about her book and my review through the link in my bio.⁣ ⁣ #almostemptynest #collegemom #emptynest #emptynesters #collegemomlife #collegemomma #grownandflown #emptynestmom #emptynesters #bookstoread #nomoreperfectmoms #nomoreperfect


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YAY for FaceTime. It’s a technology win to catch up with Cooper while he’s with YWAM. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth,” 3 John 4 @ywamships_kona #gapyear #thatsmyboy #momlife #momtoteens #almostemptynest #imhisbiggestfan #cheeringhimon #lovedoes


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Word of Wisdom from Bonnie Beth Sparrman in her book, 𝘈 𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘈𝘯 𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘺 𝘕𝘦𝘴𝘵.⁣ ⁣ 📚One of the wonderful things about an empty nest is more time to pursue things I enjoy - like reading. ⁣ I have recently finished and reviewed 10 books that I want to share as "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝟭𝟬 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀." (link in bio)⁣ ⁣ Comment below with the best book you have read recently. Bonus points if it would be a great read for empty nesters.


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Finally posting Mac’s new school pic. #betterlatethannever #momfail #dormlife #almostemptynest


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Have you ever been a little reluctant to do something but after you did it you can’t believe you almost missed out on the big blessing ?!? This past weekend would have to be one of the best weekends of my year! I went to ride with my daughter up to Virginia where she would begin her new life after college and teaching English in China. She is moving there to live closer to her boyfriend. I got to meet her boyfriend’s family. They are such a blessing and are taking care of these children either as custodian, foster parent and potential adoptions. They are building a beautiful awe inspiring lodge like home for children. If I feel in awe I can’t imagine what the children who will be entering the doors will be feeling who are coming from broken situations. I am certain they will feel loved by God and like they are a part of a family. . . . . .#godanswersprayers #christianfamily #fosterparents #countrylivingforever #countryside #happylife❤️ #blessings🙏 #adoptionrocks #adoptionrocks #myredemption #walkthetalk #servantleadership #serveothers #familytimes #reluctant #gladididit #roadtrip🚗 #emptynesters #homeschoolmom #itsworthit #soinspired #livingbyfaith #proverbs31woman #prayingmom#lodge


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It’s important to eat pretty even when you’re #diningalone - my yogurt parfait will do me just fine. But where is everybody?? 😢 #almostemptynest #notready #mondaymood #yogurtfordinner #realfoodrealfast


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It’s time to send Halloween Care Packages!! 🎃. Nothing will make your college student more excited than finding a care package from home waiting in their mailbox. There are so many awesome ideas for items to include: school supplies, seasonal decor, candy and other snacks, toiletries especially in yummy fall scents, and pumpkin spice everything. There are FREE PRINTABLES available on Almost Empty Nest (Link in bio) Mix and match to make your packages uniquely yours and send me the pictures and I will post them as inspiration for others.


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The move is getting real! 5 days till he picks up the keys! #almostemptynest


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These are my 2 college kiddos...although they are not at the same college ( how that would like so much simpler) but they are both away...#universityofalabama #libertyuniversity I am profoundly proud of them. They are both kind kids! I started with 2 rules in my house but never added to them and at some point when I considered adding I thought; why? If they leave my home with these 2 things I will feel like I succeeded! The 2 rules??? 1. I would ask what do we always do... SHARE!! 2. What do we never do... LIE!! #singlemom #1girl7continents #almostemptynest #dreambig #neverlie #alwaysshare #simplerules #parentingtips#soloparenting


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Today, I got to meet with the staff of the Frontier Program @txwomans about all their efforts to support foster care alumni who are pursuing a college degree. I’m so impressed with all they do & honored we can throw the weight of what we do at Box Club to give care packages with handwritten notes, Scripture postcards & treats to cheer on these awesome students. #showlove #lovedoes #carepackage #collegecarepackages #collegekids #collegemom #momofteenagers #almostemptynest


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Gulp. Here it is. Surreal and strange and humbling to hold my book in my hand. Praying all readers find truth and freedom just as I did in the writing of it. It’s a walk through the Biblical book of Esther to learn more about the triune God. {available on Amazon} #authorslife #dreamcometrue #imawriter #chasethekingdom #bookofesther #biblestudy #hopewriters #almostemptynest


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Happy 3 years of dating to my favorite Baylor Bears. @elizabethkmcc — we are glad our @collin.enright13 asked you to HOCO senior year! Love you both! Sic Em. 💚🐻💛 #myboy #hisgirl #BU21 #chpantherpride #baylormom #almostemptynest #lovethiscouple @bayloruniversity


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Tomorrow is the 1st of October - also known as FAFSA Day - when this year’s application becomes available to file and submit. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020-2021 is a required form to fill out to receive federal loans, grants, and work-study assignments to fund your college education. Additionally, some states will use this information to qualify eligible students for state-funded grant programs. Why is it important to file as soon as possible? Some funds are earmarked as first-come, first-serve. In other words, you snooze you lose. Don’t miss out! . . . . #fafsa #fafsaday #financialaid #collegetuition #privatetuition #tuitionmoney #collegefund #collegefunding #moneyforcollege #studentloans #collegegrants #collegescholarships #collegeapplication


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National Son’s Day? Still not convinced it’s not a made up thing, but I’ll play along. Because these two. Oh my word. They bring such joy and I couldn’t be more grateful for the men they’re becoming. #nationalsonsday #myboys #almostemptynest #lovemykids #proudmom #momofboys


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Nothing makes me happier than hearing from readers who have used my printables to make care packages for their kids. Louisa and her friends with the New Jersey Boxing Club sent me these pictures. Here is what she said: “Well I hosted my first care package 📦 party for 10 boys. 7 moms (1 has triplets) you could see in our picture that she has three different colleges, she’s wearing. We had a great time getting together talking about the boys and their experiences so far this freshman year. Since we had so many people, I set a budget at five dollars. So we had some creative items. In the little pumpkin there is three 5 dollar bills. Then someone did solo cups with eyeball ping-pong balls, ghost fleece pants at the five dollar store. A Cousy with an air freshener inside and then we had some treats. We also did a Halloween poem, that all the mother signed and we are also including our picture in their boxes. We had a lot of fun. Thanks for the printable‘s.”


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When your kids grow and fly, make sure they fly to somewhere fun. Visiting @zanetrain23 in NYC and Hoboken, NJ this weekend. @bdoczea and I went on a photo trek tour while Zane went to class yesterday. Where have photo trek tours been my whole life? No reaching for your own camera, taking selfies, or begging strangers to take your picture. #almostemptynest #emptynest #emptynesters #emptynesttravel #grownandflown @phototrektours #nycphototour #emptynestlife #collegemom


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You guys, I bought my son his first big boy suit, and could he 𝐛𝐞 any more handsome? ⁣ ⁣ Slide to see evidence he knows what the ladies really like. ⁣ ⁣ #allgrowedup #handsome #grad2020 #guysinsuits #dyson #canieathim #almostemptynest #ineedtopaintmyhallway


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Day 69 and 70 of 💯 ✅ Any workout involving weights is a favorite workout of mine❤️💪❤️💪 . . #mm100 #be100 #meltcon #freestyleflow


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This was a fun post to research and write!⁣ Find out who the 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗧 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀. I follow all of these accounts and love them! Find the link to the post in my bio.⁣ ⁣ @emptynestblessed @fabulousafter40 @𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐲𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 @𝐣𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐠𝐞.𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫 @𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 @𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 @𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐜𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐞


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My baby is *19* today! Where does the time go? . #momofteen #almostemptynesters #almostemptynest #almostemptynester #birthday


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We celebrated with Jasper yesterday! #almostemptynest


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Oooh… 100 days left… actually, more like 99.25 by the time I share this. 😉 What will *you* do with these last 100 days of the year? I don’t know why, but I love when there are 100 days left in the year. Maybe it’s a set timeframe to try to accomplish something. A deadline. Kind of like in school, having deadlines helped me get stuff done. So, I’m going to do a 100-day challenge. I’ve got all kinds of goals floating around in my head. I’m going to take some time today to pick one to really focus on these last days of the year, then I’m going to write it down and put it on some sticky notes. Something to do with my business. Something very specific, although I might actually pick a *habit* to stick to these last 100 days, a habit that’ll really help move my business forward. I’ve got some thinking to do. Have you got a 100-day goal? Want to be in a kind of 100-day challenge accountability and support group (on Facebook) for these last 100 days of the year? The final 100 days before 2020? You pick your goal(s), we all support each other. Let me know! #100days #100daychallenge #goals #personalgrowth #personaldevelopment #followyourdreams #womenwithgoals #wahm #almostemptynester #almostemptynest #almostemptynesters #mompreneur


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𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐎𝐅 𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐋!!⁣ Why wait until Halloween to send your first care package of the year? ⁣ ⁣ Send a Fall Care Package now celebrating the change in season and to encourage your college student as their first tests and projects are coming.⁣ ⁣ I went a little crazy with these packages - monster paper products, monster trail mix, football mugs and towels, pumpkin spice k-cups, pumpkin spice mug muffins, Halloween decorations and soaps. I was able to take boxes to 2 of my college kids this past weekend. They seemed to be a hit! ⁣ ⁣ The box decorations are available for FREE through the link in my bio.


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Happy 1st Day of Fall. I can feel Florida Fall in the air! Daisy (she doesn't care for tge paparazzi) and I are super excited!! In the past week or so I have uped my cardio game by getting out there and walking 5 times a week or hitting the elliptical at the gym with my hubby. Through medical test and just the way I have been feeling for the past 6 months is telling me that I cannot just get occasional exercise. My body is crying for more. So just like the food changes I made 2 or 3 years ago it is now time to change. No matter if anyone else in my family does. I have to do it for freedom in my life. I'm super glad my man is all about doing this too. BUT. I cannot talk myself out of it or say I'll do it later when he's not available. My body SERIOUSLY needs it. I am just so happy I have less humid weather to usher in this lifestyle change! #almost50 #goinggrey #cardio #lifestylechange #exercise #hearthealth #if #plantparadox #youngliving #naturesultra #cinnamoncbd #oolafitness #change #falldecor #cockerspaniels #daisymae #praisingthelord #leaningin #homeschoolingmama #collegemom #almostemptynest


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Girl when are you going to STOP 🛑 letting others people’s opinions of you...quit defining your life? . I hear so much from women that they are so scared of what others will say or think!!! Who cares what they think!! . Well here is a little secret I learned a couple of years ago when I was in the same boat...🤦🏼‍♀️ . People who ARE hurting...hurt people!! . So when mean old Pam judges you for posting about being healthy & happy...or living your best life...it’s because poor old Pam doesn’t have the courage to change!! Poor Pam is miserable. . She is over there secretly wishing she had half your strength and courage! And because your grass is greener...she is going to spray negatively all up on it!🤣😂 I mean if Pam has to miserable so should you RIGHT? #notthistime . So instead of holding back living your best life because of the fear of judgement... . hell I say use all that and show them what ya got!! . It’s your life.. It’s your happiness.. And your choice to shine your light!! . Let em all judge... Let em all hate... . Because deep down it’s not about them... It’s about YOU LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE!! . And it’s a pretty sweet one...if you ask me❤️❤️


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And another one’s gone...😞😢 #julietteinlondon @goldsmithsuol #almostemptynest


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Who’s ready to change their nutrition? ✋🏻 Do you find yourself skipping meals? 🤦🏼‍♀️ Do you crave sweets at night? 🍨 Do you feel like you eat healthy but aren’t seeing the pounds/inches dropping? 🥗 Do you wish you knew what food groups to eat when to keep that slowing metabolism burning? 💯 I know I do!! And I am excited to share how we both can work on this together ‼️ My next accountability group begins 10/7....I know that seems like forever away⏱ but that is ok, because that will give me an opportunity to dive into your personal circumstances to be able to provide you the most valued information to make this change last forever 🎉 10 spots available, who is going to be the first the commit to change with their nutrition? . Comment with your favorite Healthy Emoji to lock in your spot!! 🥗Here’s Mine!!


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The house has been awfully quiet today. My youngest got on a plane and flew to Germany yesterday where he will be for the next six months. It’s a nine hour flight to Amsterdam with a layover, then another hour flight to Zurich and then a two hour train ride to his destination in Germany. I kept waking up in the night and looking at the world clock to try and figure out where he would be in his journey. ⁣ He messaged me at 9:30 this morning saying he made it safely. He had fun on his trip and was enjoying getting to know some of their other students. He even sent me a couple video clips of the area he is in. He knows his momma’s heart needs that. If you swipe left you can see a bit of the Bodensee, the sea the town is on. ⁣ Of course I had to get one last picture together in the airport with by men @aidan_gillespie and @kienang Thanks to @lexieloo66 for being photographer. ⁣ • • • • • • #allgrownup #quiethouse #almostemptynest #curlygirl #momofboyslife #momofgrownkids #collegeboys #calgaryairport #airportvibes #europebound #goodbyefornow


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‘Smile for mummy...??’ Quick pub trip before Molly goes off to uni tomorrow #monstermunch #almostemptynest #lazydog


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❤️this kid #almostemptynest #wheredidthetimego


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Thank you @garyvee where was this advice in my life when I was in my 20s? . Especially when I was a new mom! . All the expectations I had!! Particularly with how I expected my husband to act! Good Lawd the heartbreak 💔 I could have saved myself knowing this! Now I can laugh of course. But at the time, I literally would be crying when my hubby would NOT come home from work excited to immediately scoop the crying baby from my arms! Or having that meltdown when my amazing spouse was leisurely having his morning coffee while I’m madly wrangling with three squirming little kids to get them ready Easter church service! (can you picture that?) Believe me the list of examples is limitless! Oh! Don’t even get me started on the list of expectations I had for myself! . #garyvaynerchukquotes


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”It would be so worth it if I knew I would get results. If I had a magic ball 🔮and could look into the future 6 months and knew I could do it, then yeah it would be worth it” This is the biggest BLOCK ❌I hear holding women back from doing something big.... What you’re really saying (whether you realize it or not) is “I probably won’t show up for myself because I’ve failed so many times before so I’m going to stay stuck in fear and lack of commitment.”🤦🏼‍♀️ Here’s the deal, I’m not here to just help you reach your weight goals. Anyone can give you a strict plan and tell you to eat less and workout all the time. That’s not what I believe in. If you don’t have belief in yourself to show up big, then no, you will not see results with ANYTHING you do. BUT if you put in the effort and let’s be honest none of us can be perfect 100% of the time, so I never expect perfectionism in any of my clients.... YOU WILL GET RESULTS. I’m talking about solid nutrition. Solid habits & routines that will drive your results for the rest of your life. It’s not magic. Its not all supplements. Its not all detoxes or cleanses. Its not a ton of cardio, or crash dieting on lettuce. It's called living life & finding balance without restriction. It's about having the cocktail 🍸at the BBQ & enjoying it without feeling guilty! It is about having smaller portions & balance without feeling deprived & enjoying the delicious things you love, while not over doing it to the point of misery mentally & physically. I show my clients how to live a life that gives you not only a healthy relationship with food but a healthy relationship with yourself. You don’t have to come to me with all the answers… That’s why I am going to help you.🤝 But if you come to me you need to be open to at least believing in yourself enough to fully commit & honest. None of this one foot out the door commitment to yourself. If I am all in on you, that only works if YOU are all in on YOU! If you’re ready to find a new way to live without the struggle and stress around food and weight, to feel happy and proud about person that you see in the mirror... Let's chat. :)


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One last look as she walks away... Honestly so much more heartbreaking than I thought it would be. I know she will be home again and we are still a close family. I think the hard part is knowing we are done with a part of our life, things will never be the same. I want to let myself feel #allthefeels and, at the same time, embrace the life we are moving into. Zack is excited to be the only kid now!


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𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿?⁣ Have you ever played that game where you decide if you could have a super power, which one would you want? Flight? Telepathy? Super strength?⁣ ⁣ Did you know that you do have a super power? Everyone one of us was uniquely created by God with super powers - powers to change ourselves and our world.⁣ ⁣ We all doubt this sometimes, especially during difficult transitions like our children growing up and leaving home.⁣ ⁣ Do you want to know what your super power is?⁣ ⁣ Take the Empty Nest (you do not have to be an empty nester) Super Power Quiz. ⁣ ⁣ 10 Questions to help you own your nest, live your purpose, and love your life. ⁣ ⁣ Quiz link is in my bio.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #almostemptynest #collegemom #emptynest #emptynesters #collegemomlife #collegemomma #grownandflown #emptynestmom #superpower #superpowerquiz


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I’m in at least a couple of groups with moms around my age, moms whose kids are nearing the end of high school or are graduated and going beyond. Moms whose primary focus for many years has been their children, moms whose sense of purpose has been completely tied to the kids. With the kids growing up and not being home much (or moved out), lots of these moms are feeling lost. They use that word. Some use the word depressed. They don’t know what to do with their lives now; they feel like they’re somehow no longer useful. Their sense of purpose no longer has the means to be fulfilled. While my kids have been a primary focus for me—heck, I homeschooled them, didn’t I?—I don't feel lost. I was already thinking some years ago about what will come after they graduated. I was already thinking about my *next* purpose. Sure, it feels very strange to have the house completely to myself for a good chunk of the day and to not homeschool, and I also know I’m going to hate it when the first one moves out (all while being delighted for said child), but I don’t feel a loss of a sense of purpose. My purpose with them is changing. And I have more than just them as my sense of purpose. While I think we can have a fundamental core sense of purpose to our lives, like helping others (which momming is ALL about, right?), we mustn’t forget, mamas, that while our kids may be our purpose, they’re not our only one. We need to, at some point, start thinking about what else there is to us so that when this very strong sense of purpose can no longer be fulfilled like it was, we have another sense of purpose to guide us on our way. . You stay-at-home moms, especially you homeschooling moms, I’m talking mainly to you. Whatever the age of your children, all of a sudden, they’ll be turning 18 and you’ll wonder where all the time went. The change in having your days focused on them to having an empty house can be a bit of a shock. Make sure you start exploring before then the larger purpose that you have.


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Almost done. Sierra is moved into her dorm and spending the night there. We LOVE her roommate and her mom, who lives nearby, already offered to be Sierra’s “Chicago mom”. “You know, in case she breaks a toe and needs a mom with her to go to the hospital.” We have one more tradition to experience tomorrow morning and then we officially leave her to start the next stage of her life. While my heart hurts, it is so nice when your kiddo leaves home for all the right reasons. I know that isn’t always the case and I’m so grateful she is so happy!


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So this just happened - another milestone reached. The last one of my 3 just got his license. I will never sleep again lol. Proud of you Kieran! ❤


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The moment you feel you belong somewhere else... #almostemptynest


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Tomorrow, our daughter heads off to college and though we are so proud of her we are going to miss her so much. She won’t be as close as we would like so visits will be far and few between. It’s tough saying goodbye to your kids. Five are now out of the house and only two are left. #almostemptynest #college #daughter #twodads #twodadsworldwide #gaydads


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🙋Hello 👋Hi 🙋Hola 👋 Bonjour 🙋Hey there! . . Whatever way you want to say it I just wanted to take a quick minute, say hello and tell you a little about me for those of you who are new around here! . . *I'm a mom of two👩‍👧‍👦(23 & 20, both out of the 🏠 🙁) step-mom to a teenage girl 😳and married to my biggest supporter👩‍❤️‍👨! *Fall and Winter are made better by the Dallas Cowboys 🏈and St Louis Blues🏒, without them those seasons would suck 🌞⛱️ #warmweathergirl *I love all things 🍕, 🌮 and 🍍 * I eat well 🍎🥦🐔and workout🧘‍♀️🏃‍♀️🚴‍♀️🏋️‍♀️ to honor my body(it hasn't always been this way!) And absolutely love beinging able to pay it forward and help others on their own journey! . . Wanna know more about me? Watch my stories! Ready to start your journey? Message me! Want to hassle me about my teams? Hit the road!(JK I can take it😂) . . #almostemptynest #airforcemom #wiumom #ihaveateenagersendhelp #myrock #summerismyfav #tacosarelife #pizza #pineapple #stlouisblues #dallascowboys #eatwell #movemore #journeynotadestination #fitmom #healthandfitnesscoach


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AND...that’s a wrap! Last night I attended my LAST Meet the Teacher Night🤸‍♀️🤗🙌🤗🤸‍♀️ That’s what you get having 4 kids that are 12 school years apart between oldest and youngest🤦‍♀️ Cheers🍷 #thatmakes35times (possibly 36 & not counting preschool🙄) #thingsiwontmiss #husbandhasattendedabout5


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