Dear survival mode parent,

To anyone reading this who is currently searching for balance-
Take a deep breathe in…
Because it isn’t here, friend.

Embrace the madness.
Welcome the meltdowns.
And invest in a good pair of running shoes!
No, not for working out-
There’s obviously no time for that.

We need those running shoes for the days where you find yourself running out of work, into t-ball practice, then a “super fast” Target run, and OH SHOOT!

Don’t forget- you gotta pick up dinner, still.


Guys, we are running this season.

Survival Mode

As someone who really likes to be in control of situations, these days I keep having to remind myself that I am in “MY HUSTLE” period.

A.K.A. SURVIVAL MODE! A chapter of my life where I’ve had to learn to accept the things that I can not change, and let Baby Jesus take the wheel.

I am learning, it’s okay if the laundry isn’t  completely done or if your house isn’t in perfect shape. It shows how “loved” the home is. 

Our house is LOVED. You see no mess.

It’s ok to order in McDonalds for dinner. Duh, white meat chicken nuggets. (Lazy mom humor, not trying to offend any crunchy mama’s)

It’s okay if the sheets don’t match. It’s okay if you didn’t give your kids a bath last night. It’s okay if you use paper plates. It’s okay if you gained weight and you’re not in a hurry to lose it. It’s all going to be ok.

Phew! I’m already exhausted from just reading all of that.

Beautiful, Everyday Chaos

Are we surprised though? Definitely not, because this is our beautiful, everyday chaos.

And as long as everyone is alive, healthy, fed, clothed, bathed, and listened to- then we are surviving and we are also SOOO ready for bed.

Be kind to yourself, and don’t forget that EVERYONE has a pile of dirty laundry hiding somewhere. We are everyday parents.

*RELATED TOPIC: Let’s Start the Conversation- Mom Guilty*

Go Little Rockstar!

Family Making funny faces


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Gabriella is a natural born sharer. She believes life is about storytelling and the responsibility that we all share to provide a truthful lens so we can all find deep connections with each other. Gabi absolutely loves being a boy mom and sharing all things about motherhood. She feels incredibly honored to be the co-creator of two small humans, Samuel and Mateo, with her best friend/husband, Albert. FUN FACT: Gabi met her husband in jail! You're gonna want to ask her about that story! A Ventura County native all her life, she has lived in Ventura, Santa Paula, and most recently in Fillmore with her three boys and two cats. She considers herself a true California girl. Gabi has always worked and valued her independence. She attended Moorpark Community College, and received her degree in Organizational Communications and minored in visual media. Being outspoken is something Gabi has always been most proud about, especially when it comes to women’s rights. In her various social media platforms, Gabi wholeheartedly shares her best and worst moments as a stay at home mom, wife, and as a millennial woman living in today’s world. She is a firm believer in sprinkling f-bombs, transparency, and showing young moms how to not take themselves so seriously. She also shares everyday, cool mom tips and can TikTok like nobody’s business. Gabi loves a good pair of mom jeans and a funky headband. She’s a good friend, and will love your authentic self fiercely. Warning: immediately following her on instagram will provoke a strong desire to make life’s messiest moments picture perfect. She’s definitely the mom bestie of the group.


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