I wanted to start sharing some of my favorite IG Mama’s, Fitness, Foodie, and BoPo accounts here and there. I’ve found that one of the best things I’ve done on my self care, acceptance, and love journey, is to really cultivate a social media feed that is empowering and challenging in the ways that I need right now.
The First account that I am loving is my friend Chloe. She’s a powerhouse of self-love, postpartum knowledge, foraging information, and recipes that always have me screen shooting. She pulls no punches in delivering important truths and radical important love.
The practice of daily gratitude ends up becoming something of a photo album or a camera reel for moments of life that now imprint and stay with me. Moments that I’ve jotted down with the intention of expressing gratitude are now so easy to recall–little things that bring me joy like how much my daughter loves to play under our blankets when they’re warm from the dryer, or the first words she spoke to us when she met her brother: “I thought this was a dream, but he’a not a dream”–these things might have been lost if not for the insoluble mind-etching of gratitude. This photo is my moment of gratitude today, and I think I will always remember this tiny moment of being a mother, cradling and nursing my new baby by the river while I myself am cradled by one of the most gorgeous trees I’ve ever known. And this moment of gratitude came in a way that my former self would not have allowed: in a swimsuit only weeks after giving birth. But the grateful version of me has so much affection for the softness of my after birth and great work my body has accomplished. This represents a moment of gratitude and a multitude of grateful moments that now permeate places where there used to be self-criticism, desire for perfection, and a lackluster zeal for life. Small choices and intentions that have birthed a new person–a truly whole woman–who I am proud to be. Make room for gratitude. It’s a much more pleasant houseguest in the only home you have to live in. # #newmoon
Secondly is my sweet Canadian girl, Kelly. She’s a running inspiration, new blogger, and creates the most accessible, delicious, and “make this again and again” recipes. She shares often about her running with a crew of other badass and empowering women, and it always helps me really feel encouraged to make real life connections, get outside more, and run in ANY weather.
Morning!!Yesterday’s energy lasted till about 7pm then it took a hard nose dive. I don’t know what came over me, it was like that high feeling you get when your nesting. Well, today. I’m back to my old tired self ? Lets see what this coffee does. What’s everyone doing today? I need to run. #coffeefirst #momlife #ivegotstufftodo #hugelist #goalstobemet #wakeup #naps #tiredaf #myfitnesshobby #myjourney #lifeinyour40s
Third is my new friend Brittany. She’s a blogger, and writes all about the intersecions and experiences of multi-racial families. She also shares stellar recipes that send me straight for the grocery store (her new Mango Lassi Chia Pudding is on my weekend to-do list!), and her family is freaking ADORABLE.
Noelle has been one of my long-term internet friends. I’ve read her stuff for years, followed along closely with her second babies birth, and am really (really) challenged and inspired by her recent sharing about binge eating disorder recovery. She writes hard stuff. Share’s real moments. And is a smoothie-bowl master.
Finally I wanted to share a new-to-me page, Are Those Your Kids. Diedre blogs, and shares about her multiracial family and their adventures together. Recently she’s also been sharing about their farm, becoming farmers, and how life has changed. I’m loving following along so much!
Everytime some tells me that my girls look like me, I feel like I’ve 1 upped my hubby. Since starting my blog, I get questions all the time about how I’ll talk to my girls about being biracial. Honestly, race in our house is a non issue. Its just 1 way to describe a piece of who we are. I know that people are curious about their ethnicity when the girls & I are put without my husband (which is often because of farming) & I could care less about their curiosity unless it’s rude or invasive. Luckily that hasn’t been our experience. On the blog, I’m sharing what I plan to teach my girls about being biracial. Check it out & tell me what you think. Link in profile.
It was incredibly hard to narrow this list down to 5! Next week I’ll share some of my favorite Body Positive accounts, and some of my favorite Fitness Accounts to follow.
Also? I’d love your recommendations too! I am always looking to fill my feed with awesome people who build up, share great content, and take gorgeous photos!