I’m only talking to my dog today. #wfh
PLEASE READ 💚 Today was my first day wearing a mask, as mandated. I had to run into a store, where there was only one person allowed at a time. The worker would come to the door and unlock it, let me in, lock behind me. I could barely breathe under this mask and I started to feel claustrophobic. ENSUE ANXIETY! i just wanted to run outside and get in my car and rip the mask off my face. All I could think about was our first responders, having to wear these masks 24/7, how do they do it? How do they BREATHE?? I don’t know. I got into the car and ripped my mask off and was breathing really heavy, having a panic attack. Luckily Kyle was with me and was able to drive. I started crying. As we planned a stop for Home Depot, we drove by to see a line out the door, at least 25 people, all in masks, waiting for their turn to enter the store. I continued to cry. I asked to stop by our friends house, because I needed some kind of normalcy, even if it was just for a minute. Something to keep me grounded, remind me that in this moment, I am okay. This helped bring me back for a little while. I’m now home, getting a minute to relax, I am exhausted. The pure adrenaline running through my body, fight or flight, panic, confusion, sadness, every emotion I could feel in seconds, I felt. If you have every experiences anxiety or panic attacks, then you understand how exhausting they are afterwards I wanted to share this picture & story, smudged makeup and all, because I know I’m not alone. In these trying times, people who suffer from mental illness, anxiety, depression.. some days, we just aren’t okay. Today is one of those days. I want anyone else out there who isn’t okay to know that I am WITH YOU 💚 This post is intended to reach ANYONE & EVERYONE who needs someone to relate to, someone to talk to, or just someone to listen. I am here for you, no matter what time of day, or what you’re going through I want to express my appreciation for all of our first responders. I could barely make it through a few hours outside the house today, and I am truly grateful for the people risking their lives & taking care of those who need it. Your strength and courage is unmatched 💚
Instagram vs. Reality ft. my cutie new dog mom hoodie. FOR SALE NOW! Go to @dogmomsofocny - head to the link in bio - shop products! 💙if there’s one thing keeping me sane from all the madness, its being a dog mom💙
SIMBA! *if this is the last post you ever see, know that @fitzzyy13 is absolutely DONE being quarantined with me and he has thrown me to the hyenas*
Happy 3 year anniversary to my future husband. Thank you for making light of every situation, even when I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. We celebrated with a delicious king crab leg dinner at the Quarantino grill, and then had some drinks in the isolation lounge. I didn’t know it was possible to fall even more in love with you, and I can’t wait to keep falling in love with you, forever. 💚
I am now that person who made a TikTok with her dog. Happy Quarantine
Quarantine & chill
For anyone who needs to hear this today: Love Yourself 💖 . . This is a crazy time for everyone, especially those suffering from mental illness. It’s very hard to distract yourself when confined & to stay busy when there’s only so much you can do. It’s scary out there . . I suffer from anxiety & it’s takes a toll on me & those around me. Social distancing just means more time inside my head to think about every irrational thought I possibly can, with no rhyme or reason. I’m irritated. I’m worried. I’m scared. I’m tired. I’m angry. I’m sad. And that’s ok . . It’s important to use this time to work on yourself, and love yourself. And most importantly, to be there for others who are struggling too. YOU ARE NOT ALONE💖 . . FaceTime your friends. Craft. Do artwork. Journal. Organize. Clean. Read. Meditate. Do yoga. Put on a bunch of makeup to feel pretty just to sit on the couch. Whatever it takes.
Wake us up when the world is normal again.
Instagram vs. Reality 📸: @kaymruiz
One of our local dog moms @chelsealconklin was diagnosed a month ago with Stage 1 Non-Hodjkins Lymphoma. Not only is she an amazing person - but her positivity through all of this has been nothing short of inspiring and amazing. 💚 We are hosting this fundraiser to help her and her family out with medical funds - and what better way to do this by spreading awareness, love, and the dog mom community. 🐶 We will be selling bracelets for $5.00 with proceeds going to the Conklin family. 💚CHELSEA’S FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT! 💚 If you would like to order a bracelet please either: 1. Drop a comment ⬇️ 2. Email us at dogmomsofocny @gmail .com larissalaba @gmail .com 3. Send us a dm 4. Text us at 917-838-1455 (Cassandra ) 914-805-0204 (Larissa )
I SAID YES TO THE DRESS! I’m officially a #LambsHillBride 👰🏼
Just a wild Friday night in last night with our dogfluencer who can’t even read 🙄
Everyday is #NationalLoveYourPetDay 🖤🤍
Perks of looking like you rolled out of bed and made it to work everyday... when you actually put some effort in, people compliment you all day long. Don’t get it twisted, I’m rollin’ outta bed tomorrow.
Is it even Valentine’s Day if you don’t post a picture with your mans while he’s laying in bed next to you? 🤪💕
Happy Valentine’s Day Luv, Storm ❤️
I’m taking my love of crafting and creating a small dog mom accessory/decor business! I don’t have much made yet, but it’s a start. Please go follow my page @thepawfect_fitz and feel free to share! Everything posted is available for sale, made to order, and is customizable. (I did not make the bandanas - pages are tagged ) Swipe 👈🏼 to see the first of my products! . . I’m looking forward to getting back into my hobby and doing what I love. Every like and every share helps. 🤍🐾🤍🐾
Puppy kissez are da best kissez
My big sister got married and this is like, the ONLY picture I have. I think I say this for everyone when I say I was fully enjoying every single moment of her special day, fully immersed in the joy, laughs, tears, and fun. Words can’t explain the wave of emotions I felt watching my best friend start the next chapter of her life. I remember walking her outside to do her first look with Steven. When she tapped his shoulder and I saw him turn around, I burst into tears and ran inside. Also, @kaymruiz (pictured here also ) was there to capture every single moment that we were living in. It was an honor to stand by my best friend’s side. There was no better way for our family to start the year than 1.11.2020. Thank you to all of our friends and family who spent this day celebrating with us. These are memories to last a lifetime . . Congratulations to the Laba-Warrens 🖤
I don’t have any New Years resolutions but I’ll live vicariously through my dog who wants to work out. This is him doing puppy push ups 💪🏼 . . Thanks to our trainer @jessicangiordano 🤓
Happy New Year from the only place I’d rather be - at home with my dog, and @fitzzyy13 , who is not pictured because he’s in training to be our photographer for 2020 🥂