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The path of life is crazy isn’t it, so up and down 🎢 I had and still have all these plans for my business and more so personal brand. Having children is the best thing that has happened to me but it’s slowed me down so much and it’s been a hard pill to swallow. My husband has still been able to press forward with his (our) mechanical business and he is doing so well, he is the definition of an entrepreneur. He didn’t come from money, he worked his ass off to build the empire he has today. I say he because even though we are happily married and have both worked hard in our own rights to get us where we are today, for the last 5 years I’ve been “Mum” a hat I wear so proudly but oddly enough I still feel so un-fulfilled. I feel like I just want to do it all but I can’t, I want to be able to work the hours I did pre kids (but still have kids and not have them in care all the time) I want to be able to make the money I made before kids, I want to be able to hustle harder but I can’t, I do my best but it’s a juggle, a juggle that I’m happy to keep doing, I know as the years pass I’ll get better and I am happy to be raising my kids as I don’t want anyone else to do it, I just feel bad that sometimes I feel so angry and bitter inside that I can’t do it all 🤯 I left school when I was 15 and went straight into a business certificate then onto a trade certificate as my parents said I had to have a qualification (fair call) I did Beauty Therapy because it was short and I just wanted to get some qualifications under my belt and at this stage I still knew I wanted to do something business oriented. I moved on to Personal Training, to which I only half completed whilst I was completing my nutrition qualification then back to Finnish my personal training qualification a while later. I did most of this while I was working up on a mine site trying to earn some good money to put behind me so I was able to set myself up in some way. I’ve always aimed high, had a million things on my plate and love how my brain works well when under pressure. I know I haven’t run out of time, I know more than anything my kids are worth every personal sacrifice I am making 💭

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Well that’s our last Easter together as 4 🐣Bring on the next little bit of time we have left before the new little bubba joins us 💖✨ Part of me is comfortable with our current routine and I’m scared to “upset the apple cart” but I can’t wait to hold my brand new baby and love them just the way I love Jax and Kennedy 🥰 I know it’s probably going to be a decent adjustment period but hopefully it all works out without many speed bumps or sleepless nights 😆🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ll be sharing what I pack in my hospital bag as I do it probably in the next month but for those soon to be Mamas, check out @misskyreeloves blog on what to pack in your hospital bag as she has the most helpful blog ❤️ 3rd time around I feel like I just know what I’ll need without thinking about it but I remember when I was packing for Jax I had NO IDEA 🤯

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HAPPY EASTER 🐣 Hope you all have the best day with your families 🐰 💕 Photo by the amazing @sandiemallon_photographer

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I got some big goals after baby 💖 I’m looking for a photographer or aspiring photographer in Mandurah who would be interested in Collaborating 2-3hours every 3 weeks to create social media content. Please TAG any local photographers below or DM me 💕 All work will be credited. HAPPY EASTER 🐰

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Goodnight ✨ Thought I’d Finnish Kennedy’s Birthday off with a bang 🌸

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crystal_squires. Happy 3rd Birthday 🦄 🍭You are such a strong little ray of sunshine☀️

Happy 3rd Birthday 🦄 🍭You are such a strong little ray of sunshine☀️ You are so sassy and independent and remind me so much of myself, don’t ever stop stomping your feet and telling me no because you are growing up to be something so so special and I’m excited to watch your journey of life un fold. Soak up these last few weeks of little sissy because your about to be on diaper duty 🎈 LOVE you so so much and I thank my lucky stars everyday that you weren’t the boy they said you where 💖 6lb15oz of pure perfection arrive 3yrs ago and I’ve loved (almost 🤣) every day of being your mama 👑 SWIPE TO SEE MORE ➡️ ✨

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Less than 2 months until I have you in my arms 💕✨ #8monthspregnant

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Best Friend • Soul Mate • Business Partner • Father of my Children but most of all my husband ❤️ Thankful for you (most days) not last week when you had me in the hospital on our first day of holidays 😝🙄 PS - I took the stitches out of his ear and it’s now attached to his head again 😂 May be a bit crooked but it’s attached 🤷🏼‍♀️ This photo was taken about 2.5 years ago, it was our first family photo shoot after I had Kennedy (@sandiemallon_photographer you are so special, you’ve captured so many beautiful memories for us💕🙌🏼)

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SWIPE FOR OUR BATHROOM RENO ✨ Inspired by @threebirdsrenovations 👑 I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get this to you guys, I’ll TAG as many brands as I can find for you all. We had to completely gut our en-suite due to to grout leaking into the wall and making it mush 🤯 (NOT A FUN TIME) This bathroom makes up for it though 🥰If you have any questions please post them below and I’ll do my best to answer for you ❤️ I didn’t have anyone help me, I spent hours on YouTube watching @threebirdsrenovations and lots of other Reno videos and searched Instagram for #inspo and hoped for the best 🙌🏼Gold Brass Tap Ware @reecebathrooms / @par_taps Mirrors + Flowers + Washing basket @freedom_australia / @freedom.studio.mandurah Vanity Custom made by @unitycabinets Tiles I sourced locally Towels @adairs

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When I started my Instagram page all those years ago (5) I was just sharing my food creations and some banter, I never thought that I would be able to use it as such a great tool for my fitness business and now my own personal brand, I feel blessed that because of all of you I’m able to create a living through this tiny little app ❤️ So this is my THANK YOU to each and every one of you for the support, whether you are an OG follower from way back or a more recent one, you matter and I appreciate you, thanks for supporting my journey. A MASSIVE HELLO to all of my new supporters too ❤️👋🏼 Welcome to the chaos that is Crystal ☀️🌈🦄🍭💩🤰🏽💪🏼💍👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Thank you for sticking around as I’ve evolved and learnt along the way, you guys are the real MVPs 🙌🏼 I’ll always be honest and real with you guys no matter where this journey takes me (us) so buckle up for another little Squires baby to join my team, reallll soon 👶

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Can’t believe it’s #BIRTHDAYWEEK for you baby girl 🎈 3 on Friday ❤️🌴Its true what they say, it goes so fast, they aren’t little for long, you are daddy’s girl and you are every bit as strong willed and determined as I am, blessed to have you as our daughter and I am so so excited to spend our future together @jonosquires

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I mentioned recently I was starting to think about my postpartum recovery and plan of attack, so far I’ve gained 14kgs 😝with 7/8weeks left hoping I don’t put on too much more but this is officially when baby starts to really grow and chub up so we will see🤷🏼‍♀️ I mentioned that I was going to be incorporating @srchealth recovery shorts into my postpartum journey and I will also go back to really focusing on my nutrition, as I’ll be having a c section I’ll allow adequate rest time and then see a physio to check for any ab seperation then my plan is to start with some light cardio, yoga classes at my gym and then also some light exercises to strengthen my pelvic floor and back. I will then switch my training up to a more HIIT style and get back into lifting some heavier weights with more intensity perhaps around 3 months post birth (I think) will all depend on how I recover but that’s my plan at this point in time💕 I have 8 weeks left but secretly hoping I have 6.5/7 🙈 I know my body will do the right thing for baby and me and I just can’t wait ❤️ Still no name or even a short list, there’s a few we have thrown around but none we are like yep! It’s out of those 3 🤯 How stressful but Jax was un named for around 4 hours and Kennedy was un named for about 2-3 days😝 PS - all the @hannahpolites vibes in this photo #positivepregnancybodyimage

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My #bootybands make the perfect workout buddy 🍑 At home, the park, the gym, the beach. Take them anywhere, anytime 🙌🏼 They come with FREE SHIPPING AND! A FREE EBOOK. Link in bio, currently on SALE💕 www.crystalsquires.com.au/shop

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Love the fit and material of these @newton.fit tights, they aren’t actually “maternity” tights but I just went up one size and they are super comfortable and they have the best designs. If you want to get yourself a pair you can use “crystal20” at the checkout for 20% OFF 🙌🏼💕

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Little sissy is going to be big sissy soon 😭 I’m not scared of having another baby and being responsible of 3 little bebes, it’s more that I’m wondering how I’ll give them all their own time and attention, give me a couple of weeks adjustment time and I’m sure I’ll figure it out, also not wanting to make my husband feel like I don’t have time for him 😭 Guessing routine will be my best friend🤯🧘🏽‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ Any tips from mamas of 3 + ?

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SWIPE to see our afternoon, they are my favourite people 🌊☀️🏄🏽‍♂️

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☀️🌴🌊 Issa Vibe ✌🏼 Could be tanned or could be slightly burnt 🤷🏼‍♀️ #holidaymode

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BRB ✌🏼 Just in paradise for a week ☀️🌊🌴 #australiascoralcoast

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