Virtual Coffee Date

by Bobbi from nhershoes on May 15, 2015 · 8 comments

in Virtual Coffee Date

Hi Friends!

It’s that time again, time to sit and get REAL with each other. Alright it’s time to “cozy up” in your comfiest of yoga pants and pour yourself a warm cup of coffee and let’s chat! It’s also raining and perfect her in So CAL, so I may have more than just one cup of coffee today ;)


If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that my Husband has still been sick :( He did find out it’s a bad sinus and ear infection, but he is still fighting. This is the longest he has ever been sick and it’s starting to wear on me a bit. I want him better so I can kiss him, sleep in the same bed with him (the couch is getting old) and have Daddy back. I could not praise single Mom’s enough, they ROCK! Rylee has been amazing for the most part, but she has her tantrum moments and I am still working on learning the art of being a mother ;) It is a marathon…so not a sprint! Patience is something I can hold for a long time, but then there is this breaking point and that is what I am working on not getting to!

If we were having coffee this morning  I would tell you that we will be launching our very first VIRTUAL REFRESH SUMMIT very soon!!! I am so excited because it will be open and free for anyone to join! We have some amazing ladies speaking and kicking our butt in workouts. We also have a date for the next live Refresh Summit that will launch soon as well. God is on the move!

If we were having coffee this morning  I would tell you how I can’t wait to get to the beach this summer!!! I used this bag in Hawaii from Fivesse and it was perfect. Love the colors, pockets and how it’s water proof. I AM A BAG GIRL!!! It made me excited to pack it and take it with us very soon to our favorite beaches. The folks at Fivesse were so sweet and are giving my readers a diiscount of 10% by using the code nhershoes. Well you can get any of their super cute bags with that code.

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If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that counting macros is getting easier, but is not my favorite. Remember that ten week challenge that I am taking on to lose body fat %, well part of that is learning what my body thrives on and how it burns fat better. I have been working on getting a balance of 40% fat, 35% protein, and 25% carbs. It is quite the science, but I am getting the hang of it.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that since we got back from HI, it has been non-stop around our house…in a good way! I started the first round of the Summer Shred on Monday and everyone is so great! Encouraging and pushing one another and just being all together inspiring. If you missed your chance to get in, I will be opening up one more month in June so stay tuned for sign ups!

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that our weather here in CA is WACK! It is beautiful this week for sure, but my allergies are all over the place and I am so so so sick of not being able to breathe. I am so interested in essential oils and I know they would probably help, just wish they weren’t so expensive and that I would just JUMP in and do it! I have been taking a Claritin and using Flownaze daily and it is helping!

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that I love my friends. I mean of course that is why they are my friends right? But I do truly love the community that God has surrounded me with. I feel like no matter what life throws at you, if you have an amazing support group that will love on you and help you walk through yuck sometimes it makes life 100% better!

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you to pray for my Family. It’s been a rough season as we have had to watch one of our family members walk through some tough things. Somedays I can’t help but just cry, cry because I want to carry all of their mess and be there for them every minute of every day. I know I can’t be and I also know that God is there every minute of everyday. Trusting isn’t always easy, but I am giving it my all!

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that I am working a bit up at Forest Home this summer (the camp I used to work at). I will be teaching a family zumba class on Monday nights (crazy right?!) and helping in the toddlers room in the morning with RJ with me. It will be a lot of fun being up there and having lunch with the Hubs everyday. RJ and I are also going to Chicago in two weeks to visit my Dad and then taking a trip to Washington to see my dear friend Ronni! It’s going to be such a fun summer! Oh and I can’t forget about Forest Home Summer Family Camp this year, it will be our 6th summer going and now that RJ is a little bit bigger it’s going to be such a blast!

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My Second Mother’s Day

by Bobbi from nhershoes on May 11, 2015 · 6 comments

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Last year I celebrated my first Mother’s Day as a Mama and it was nothing short of a joyful day, but this day always brings so many mixed emotions as almost all exclusive holidays do for me. This one especially cause for years I felt left out of the mom “club” and I had to fight to not get angry and be still!

I still have friends and family who don’t get the chance to celebrate this day as the Mom’s they desperately long to be, even though they are mothers in so many other ways. I desperately want to hug them all and tell them how much I love them on this day. I am such an includer by nature that it hurts when I can’t FIX it, but I know I can pray. I know I can let them know I am here and I have a shoulder they can cry on and that God is working in their motherhood journey, whatever it may look like.

I mourn for Mother’s who have loss their children, children who have lost their mothers, or even birth mom’s who have given up their children. It’s life, but it’s hard. 

I also really don’t like the expectations that are placed on Dads and kids to pamper Mom and make her day perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a day of pampering and I so think they deserve it!  But if the day doesn’t go just the way a Mom has anticipated all year, than the family feels bad and it’s like they disappointed their Mom even though they were trying to show her love. I got caught up in that MESS this year! I wanted to be pampered, treated like queen, not having to lift a finger…than Hubby got sick. He tried so hard to do as much as he could and I knew he couldn’t do much. But like I said, IT IS JUST A DAY!

My husband loves me daily and tells me how much he appreciates the things I do for RJ and him. He showers me with grace and love on a daily bases. Yet, because I didn’t get pampered they way I felt I should on Mother’s day I was feeling down and mad. I had to SNAP out of it, I had to remind myself how blessed I am …and how childish I was acting (that’s been happening a lot ;) ). I had let my expectations rule my attitude, I gave myself grace and laughed at the way I was feeling. (This is just me being real).


It truly was a great day with family and with RJ and I was so blessed by amazing Husband who tried his very best even though he was and still is (prayers welcome) to make my Mother’s day the best! I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in life to raise this beautiful child!


Thank you God for this child I prayed for and thank you for the HOPE THAT she has brought many soon to be mamas. Being a Mother is one of the greatest things about my story God has brought us , but I realized that it’s only a part…GOD has so much in store and on Mother’s day I celebrated a piece of HIS beautiful and perfect story.


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10 Week Summer Challenge

May 1, 2015

Hi friends! Who’s ready fro summer??? If you haven’t signed up for my Summer Shred yet, there is STILL time! Sign ups close next Wednesday May 6th. I have already been in a bathing suit this year and felt great (thanks to Ashely Horner) , but I am always up for a little challenge that […]

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Thoughts on Turning 33

April 28, 2015

Hi Friends, It’s been a while and I miss ya’ll! We just got back from a family vacation to visit some dear friends in Hawaii for my birthday and I also just got back from the most amazing time at Choose Joy Event (an adoption and infertility conference) I spoke at. I have two very […]

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