m o l l y (@molly.asplin)

I remember a conversation I had with my sister sometime shortly after she had Gracie. I went to her house for dinner, and I got there pretty late because I had been at work. I was complaining that work was crazy. I still had to go back home and log in again, because there was something I had to finish that was stressing me out.
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She asked me how I was planning to balance work life when I had kids someday. Halfway jokingly, I said something like “A nanny will just have to raise my kids.”
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That conversation has always stuck with me, and it got me thinking about my future in corporate America. Let’s say I kept working for more promotions. As much as I wanted to raise my hand for everything and go all in with my career the next 10 years, I knew that meant more responsibilities and more stress.
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I was already getting up super early, working my butt off, going to the gym, and trying to have a good marriage and social life. I was already in that rat race.
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Add motherhood on top of that, and I knew in my heart that it was a recipe for an overworked, overstressed, CRAZY life. Was all the juggling really worth it?
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I’ve never been a huge life planner, but that conversation triggered me to start thinking about how I really wanted life to look.
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If I didn’t have to spend 2 hours getting to and from the gym for the workout everyday, that would give me time back in my schedule…it would set me up for the future. If I could figure that out NOW, then I’d have that SYSTEM already in place.
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And if somehow I could create something meaningful & financially successful where I could choose my own hours, that would give me more time freedom. I’d still have to work hard, yes, but at least it would be on my own schedule.
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I could’ve waited until I became a mom to act on those ideas, but instead I started earlier. I laid the ground work so that when those bigger goals and dreams came, the foundation and systems were already there.
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"Do something today that your future self will thank you for."
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📷 @russellheeter

Lacey Molina (@ute49er)

Good morning from Surfside! I found this cute little hotel right on the beach and we had a lovely weekend getaway. It was so nice taking long walks with @maxmole , drinking tumblers of wine, and dreaming about one day owning a little house out here. It's where I belong. 🌊☀️🌴🦀 #surfside #surfsidebeach #texas #longweekend #getaway #marriedlife #bestlife

Eduardo Gomes (@eduh.gomes)

Amo quando teu sorriso faz par com o meu. Te ver sorrindo mostra a felicidade, a recíprocidade do nosso amor. Me regozijo ao ver teu olhar apaixonante mirando os meus, e fortalece o quão vale a pena lutar pra te fazer feliz. Com você sinto que posso ir além dos limites e derrubar todos os obstáculos aparecerem na nossa trajetória. Nunca imaginei que alguém me faria tão feliz, você é especial, com esse jeito só seu. Estarei sempre com você e obrigado por estar comigo até hoje. Eu te amo pelo que você é e sempre te amarei.
#melhorcompanhia #sorrisolindo #meuamormaior #truelove #marriedlife #forever #ansioso

DFWiRadio (@dfwiradio)

#Repost @mochamob with @get_repost
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We’re finally back in the studio and we’re catching up with old and new friends @sjenmack @blujay_hawk! Be sure to tune in at www.DFWiRadio.com or here on IG Live. We’re discussing married life and healthy living. @dfwiradio .
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#podcast #TalkRadio #MarriedLife #MomTalk #ListenIn #TuneIn #talkback #radiobroadcast #Vegan #plantBased #vegatarian #essentialoils

Karri Wilson (@karrismission)

This practice, of spending time with God before heading into your day, will set the tone for your day. You will be better prepared to see more joy in each day, better prepared to handle the rough spots, and better prepared to see all the things around you for which you can be grateful. Starting out my day this way has changed my life! I hope that you find the same! 💌💖💥

Ant & Dee (@ant.dee.official)

So I told one of my colleagues I'm getting wed and he said "do you know 2/3rds of all marriage fail - I don't want u to be telling me u r getting divorced in a year" ... so here a tribute to some of cthose 20 years plus married crew ... and under the increased pressure of the spotlight too #snoopdogg #marriage #married #marriedlife #marriagegoals #wife #husband #husbandandwife #love #life #smile #positivevibes #positivethinking #weddinginspiration #positive #positivevibesonly #beautiful #relationshipgoals #couple #couples #hollywood #celebs

Rolando Blanco (@rblanco_96)

Las fotos son lo unico que quedan de ese dia! #thehappiestday#marriedlife

Brittany Jaroudi (@thejaroudis)

I just put up a new YouTube video featuring @anniecatherine_cakes where my non vegan family members try this awesome vegan cake! If your from Pittsburgh and looking for an amazing showstopper delicious vegan cake you need to check out @anniecatherine_cakes. Go check out the video with the link in my bio 👆🏻🎂😍

Kristina Kazmerova (Kadlecova) (@kristinakazmerova)

early finish at work last night so i did little bit of cooking and baking and made chilli con carne, strudel and this lovely cake..all while boys were playing #fifa and watching #winterolympics . best part of it how much they enjoyed it afterwards 😊
#homemade #cake #baking #loveit #relax #cooking #picoftheday #husbandandwife #marriedlife #housewife #justforonenight #love #instabake #instacook

Ant & Dee (@ant.dee.official)

So I told one of my colleagues I'm getting wed and he said "do you know 2/3rds of all marriage fail - I don't want u to be telling me u r getting divorced in a year" ... so here a tribute to some of cthose 20 years plus married crew ... and under the increased pressure of the spotlight too #robertdeniro #marriage #married #marriedlife #marriagegoals #wife #husband #husbandandwife #love #life #smile #positivevibes #positivethinking #weddinginspiration #positive #positivevibesonly #beautiful #relationshipgoals #couple #couples #hollywood #celebs

Chris Scaccia (@chriscaccia)

Married the one girl that really matters in my life my soul mate and my best friend #wedding #marriedlife #husbandandwife #bestfriend #loveofmylife

Karri Wilson (@karrismission)

Good Morning, Monday!

Nick, Maria, and Mowgli (@tincancouple)

Our weekend was filled with cabinets, cabinets, and more cabinets! Take a look at this "hanging cabinet" we turned into a sink cabinet by making a few strategic cuts.
The bottom cutout is for a foot pump and the closing mechanisms are to make sure the doors stay shut if we take a tight turn.
We worked on the van all weekend, but we actually spent most of our time at Lowe's or in the apartment 😜we can't wait to take Baloo on his next adventure! What did you do this weekend?
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