This Mom Crush Monday comes as a duo and they have a total of 7 kids! They are professional moms! The two friends, Angie and Karlie, cover everything "mom" on their blog, from beauty to travel. They share all their favorites in instagram stories and always leave you wanting more.
Tell me about your blog..
We are friends and neighbors who happen to love a lot of the same things! We’re both moms, wives, and professionals who love to travel, workout, shop, and spend time with our families. Something we’ve noticed the past few years is that we often get asked “how do you….?”. So we decided to create a blog with helpful tips! We cover anything from fashion and beauty to grocery deals and travel tips. We love to try new products and share our results. Basically we love to share everything with our followers!
Angie: I'm a professor at our local College where I specialize in Health and Human Performance. My husband, Chad, is a police officer in our community. I have four amazing kids: Boston (8), Jade (6), Cash (4), and Lux (2). I love spending time with them, especially if it involves watching them in their sports and other activities. I enjoy any form of working out, whether it’s running, lifting weights, or playing sports with my family. I love to travel and explore new places and find all the must dos and must sees (my nickname lovingly given by my husand is “Trip Advisor Angie”). I'm a perfectionist naturally and have an eye for fashion. I love to shop and score a good deal. And when I get the chance to relax, I love to sit down with a good book.
Karli: I'm a dental hygienist for a local general dental practice. I love nothing more than spending time with my husband, Jud, and my three amazing kids: Jaxton (9), Halle (5), and Lola (2). Our favorite thing to do in the summer is going boating on the lake with family and friends. Baseball, boating and beaches are some of our favorite things to do/see. I love to wake-surf and even though I HATE cold water, I’ll jump in for a good surf session if there’s glass! My family and I enjoy traveling together as much as we can. I've always loved to play sports and workout, but I've also developed a love for Crossfit in the last several months, thanks to my sister. I'm close with my mom and two sisters that live nearby.
"We are moms that like to have a good time, our families come first, and we love sharing helpful tips! When we find a good deal we want everyone to know about it! Our goal is to be as helpful as we can!"
Your favorite blog post...
Honestly, it's hard to pick a favorite! Our posts are filled with everyday tips we've learned along the way. We actually love doing videos even more than we love writing blog posts! We do live videos a few times a week on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Best parenting advice...
Say yes as often as you can. There are lots of times when no is necessary and you start to sound like a broken record. A yes means a lot more to our kids than a convenient no means to us as moms!
What is the most challenging part of motherhood?
Knowing when to step in and when to step back; you want your kids to be independent and learn from their experiences, but it's also hard to watch them fail. Having patience, day in and day out. Finding and keeping a balance, especially as working moms with multiple children. Basically EVERYTHING! But you just do the best you can each day and try to be better than you were the day before.
"You never stop learning and being challenged as a parent!"
Funniest thing your kid(s) have ever done?
Our kids are always cracking us up! They have such different personalities and unique quirks, from their dance moves to their outfit choices to their one-liners, every day is comedy. If you want to see what we're talking about, check out our Instastories!
Top 3 mom must haves:
Dry shampoo (a must!), comfy and cute mom clothes (we have these jeggings that are to die for that we wear on the daily), and chocolate!
What is something you do (or strive to do) just for yourself?
This is something we probably don't do often enough! We both love to workout and are very health conscious, so that's probably the most consistent thing we do for ourselves for our 'me time'. Other than that we try to squeeze in some girl time when we can, but that's rare. 🙂
The social media accounts you love to follow...
There are so many great accounts, but a couple that we love are @tarathueson and @healthybeatskinny.