☃️☃️☃️ A l'approche des fêtes, nous avons eu beaucoup de questionnement avec Pierre. Une chose était bien claire pour nous : pas de mensonges, pas de manipulations. Alors comment aborder Noël en conservant sa magie mais avec honnêteté. Cela nous a valu de longues discussions, d'élaborer de multiples hypothèses... Coincés entre notre volonté de franchises envers Laylâ et l'envie de privilégier ce droit à l'imaginaire et aux rêves.
Et puis pendant que l'on se prenait la tête (littéralement), que nous intellectualisions les fêtes, Laylâ à fait son propre choix. Seule, en autonomie. Elle a observé la présence de ces papas Noël dans les livres de la mediatheque, sur les fenêtres des maisons, sur la place de la maire et elle a adopté ce personnage sans aucunes interventions de notre part. Elle le cherche, lui dit de faire attention quand il grimpe sur les façades, crie de joie quand il apparaît dans les livres... Alors bien entendu je pourrai penser que cette omniprésence influence son jugement, mais étant une famille plutôt minimalisme, nous vivons relativement en dehors de la consommation de masse. Il est là parce que c'est la période mais sans propagande.
Là est notre place de parents. Ne rien décider en amont pour eux. Les laisser vivre leur propres expériences sans rester passifs. Nous avons crée autour de la famille cet environnement plutôt simple, épuré et sans mensonges. Notre discours est clair : les cadeaux / attentions sont offerts par des gens qui nous aiment et surtout nous offrons des cadeaux / attentions à ceux que l'on aime. Le reste c'est de la magie, des légendes, des frissons et c'est à chacun de le vivre comme il le souhaite.
Alors tous les soirs nous préparons des cadeaux à trois pour nos amis, la famille. Tous les soirs nous chatons des comptines de Noël. Tous les soirs nous allons faire un tour sur la place de la mairie voir le grand sapin et le papa Noël. Tous les soirs nous lisons un conte de Noël au lit. Et tous les jours elle nous guide dans notre parentalite bienveillante, positive, éclairée et respectueuse.. #reverlibrement#placealimaginaire#noel#bienveillance#maternageproximal#parentseclaires#motherhood#fatherhood#LaylâTobias
I’m grateful for everything I’ve been blessed with this year. A move to a new state, new job, new family, new friends, and new beginnings. While I’ve never considered myself to be perfect, I’m grateful to those around me who continue to grow along with me.
So, The Pioneer turned six years old today.
My latest blog (link in bio) shares some invaluable lessons you can ever learn as a parent, gleaned from six years of my superior parenting skills.
Read these and you'll be the best parent you can ever be.
You are welcome. Donations welcome.
A journey of sun and petals
A journey very short and sentimental
The sun covered the darkness for the petals
Petals were though fearless and brave yet pampered and cared
The sun heated up its rays upon the bitrayals
The petals bloomed even in the betrayals
The sun dried the sad dew drops on the petals
The petals breathed flawlessly
The petals became joyous more protected
The sun rised more on the peak to kill the freaks
A petal got hurt due to a turn
The sun did all to strengthen the morale
The other petal was the pampered one
The sun did all to make her bloom
Time to set
Time to turn off
Petals un aware of the turned off light
The sun parted away
The light parted away
The hearts parted away
Drkness darkness every where
The sun is gone
The petals are torned
Darkness is around
Sunlight is gone out
Rain rain everywhere
No sunlight ti dry it away
Petal petal what a day no sunlight and all is grey
Dont forget u r strong
Even when i am gone
I made u supple i made u strong... These betrayals are not for so long
Be my shadow be my light
Dont let the rain swipe so light
The sun and the petals are never away
They are together all the way
The sun is alive
The petals are its shadow
P. S: its a relation of father and daughter.... 💔
Photography: Aisha khalid
Writing : one of the petals
@aishazdiary @zaakhalid ..
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I’ll be honest with you. Lately I’ve been feeling really frustrated with the challenges of Parenthood. Of all the jobs I’ve held in my life, Motherhood is the absolute hardest because you are completely responsible for the safety and well-being of another human being. Responsible for their mental, physical and spiritual health. If you decide not to do your job that day, or focus for too long on yourself...they suffer. Then you feel guilty. And you don’t get paid for this job, which is only one reason why parenthood is such a sacrifice... and very often exhausting.
On days like this, when life feels overwhelming, I like to take a step back for a moment and view my world as a movie that has been filmed about the joys and pains of life. The ups and downs, the challenges and lessons. When I do this I begin to feel nostalgia for my own life and I’m able to give thanks for the hardships that give the “Movie of Life” such beautiful drama!
So when you’re feeling overwhelmed in your life, try taking a step back and looking at your world as a movie, where the main character (YOU) is in the process of overcoming something essential to their growth and after “feeling all the feels”, is going to come out on the other side of it with greater wisdom and strength. Try it and let me know how doing this makes you feel. 🎭🎥 ✨Tag a friend who needs to hear this message.✨
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. Best birthday ever because we got to welcome our newest member to the Toomey family, Saxon Timothy Toomey. Not sure what the odds are of sharing your birthday with your child but from here on out December 13th is going to be the day of year!!!!
You want to eat right and get the proper exercise, but you just can’t seem to stay on track due to your busy life. ⠀
Maybe it’s a hectic schedule at work, travel, kids activities, or you have an infant that makes life unpredictable. Perhaps you know you need to do something about your health, but you just don’t know where to get started. ⠀
In any case, you’re probably feeling like your health is taking a back seat to things that are more urgent in life. And you wish there was a way you could be more consistent with your health in spite of your crazy, busy life. ⠀
Fortunately, this is what today’s guest-Nutrition Coach Cameron Hall of @fightthedadbod-specializes in.⠀
During the interview we discuss:⠀
~The importance of “Eating in 3’s”⠀
~Why blood sugar stabilization is a key component of maintaining your health.⠀
~Why diets don’t work and the common problem they all share.⠀
~The proper way to look at food.⠀
~The 3 Macro food groups.⠀
~The mental component to your physical health.⠀
~When to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat.⠀
~Examples of a typical day of eating by the “PFC every 3” principle.⠀
~Simple strategies you can implement today to begin improving your health.⠀
Check it out then let us know your biggest takeaways!⠀
These two passages bring me to my knees. As I work through my life and my faith I constantly find myself reflecting on these two passages and testing myself. As much as these words cause me fear for myself they cause me greater fear for those around me, friends, family and even people I just get to have passing conversations with.
I am guilty of this at times but it seems daily I am faced with seeing people that I know think they are on the narrow path putting so many worldly things before God. We love our country more than our creator, we love our politics more than our Ruler and we love our opinions far more than we love the One that knows all things.
We try to justify our stance and pretend its for His glory but if we only spew hate, negativity, slander and ill will we are lying to ourselves.
We dont get to change God's narrative to fit our agenda, He writes our moves before we take a step. God does not change and these passages are as true today as they were when God spoke them into existence. If every hard stance you take starts out with "I think" I encourage you to check your heart and pray to God before carrying that flag.
Accountability is demanded in our faith and that is what this thought is aimed at. If you read this and feel judged it is not my intention but I would encourage you to ask God for discernment as only He can place convictions on our hearts.
About last night....Tristate HOM was one to remember! Want to give a special salute to my guy @mirmadness215 for sharing his story and delivering a powerful message like only he can. We were moved! We were inspired! And I woke up this morning in full gratitude of his efforts and passion to deliver an opportunity to our guest that not only changed his life for the better but all of our lives. Our Tristate HOM takes place every Thursday at 7pm 3502 Scotts Lane(Building 4). Don’t miss out next week!! #gratitude#lifeisgood#godisgreat#possibility#fatherhood#changingpeopleslives#weonamission#strengthandhonor **Currently looking for new clients and or business partners who are interested in getting healthy, earning supplemental or career level incomes while being a part of an amazing team and an AMAZING healthy active lifestyle. If you serious DM me. Let’s have a REAL conversation. This opportunity could change your life.**.
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Eating McDonald's french fries after 9:00 on a school night....I'm at a point in my life where this is what I consider rebellious 🤦🤪
I took this pic last night night because I had to pick my son up from a ballgame 2 hours past my bedtime and was eating french fries to keep me awake 😂. Anyway, my hair is a mess, most of my makeup has fallen off but I noticed I do still have eylashes! Thank you $5 #mascara
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No influence is as powerful as that of the parents. .
Our children are always watching and listening to us. Even when we don’t think they are, they pick up on our energy through words and body language. It’s important we model the same request we ask from our children. That doesn’t mean we are perfect all the time, it means we move with the intentionality of showing our kids how it’s done. So if mama is whooping daddy’s butt in a card game (because I always do), he models how to show sportsmanship while I model how to self celebrate 😜