Another lovely sentiment by @gypsynspice...💕
My mother told me its disgusting that I still breastfeed, and then just today several people on the internet told me the same thing.
Isn’t that interesting?
Because when you’re pregnant all you hear is “breastfeed, breastfeed, breastfeed! It’s whats best for you and your babe!” So you do, even though you’ve never done it before, and even though its uncomfortable and painful and you cry every time she latches, because your nipples are blistered and bleeding. And because its terrifying, you don’t know if you’re doing it right or what your breasts will look like after. You wonder will you still be beautiful, youthful?
But you look at your new little babe, rooting and suckling, you’re so amazed that this is what you’ve been capable of doing all along.
And then the day comes when you have to breastfeed out in public. And now instead of hearing cheering you get sideways looks and feel anxiety because theres new rules to adhere: Make sure to not make anyone else uncomfortable when breastfeeding. That means absolutely no Nip slips, so side boob, and definitely no mouth to nipple latch.
Regardless, you both master this new skill like an orchestrated symphony and eventually she grows and turns One, and now theres suddenly new rules: You’ve passed over an invisible line, and need to stop. You get called disgusting, perverted, and abusive for breastfeeding a ‘toddler.’ Isn’t it interesting how theres so many opinions on what is best for my baby? Or your baby? By strangers and by people that are the closest to you?
You see, I’ve never been more proud of my body, that grew her.
My vagina, that birthed her.
My breasts, that sustain her.
And while I can be strong here on the internet, or in my life, there are days where your words wear on me. Where I feel my humanness, where I feel done. .
Workout is DONE! Maybe a nap later?
Another gorgeous morning for a long walk! Almost 3 miles and it felt great! #35weekspregnant tomorrow!!! I’m feeling really good about the fact that I’m still moving 4-5 days a week! When I first got pregnant I envisioned myself big and pregnant and still moving! And here I am! 🤣🤰🏼 Happy BUMP Day Friends! 😉
Heute war die erste Mutter Kind Pass Untersuchung dran und ich war verblüfft wie Valentin gewachsen ist. Wir hatten zur Geburt Kleidergröße 50 und jetzt bei den Bodies 62 😳 und ich habe mir schon gedacht - irgendwie die 56 nur kurz gestreift! Wundert mich jetzt nicht mehr wenn ich sehe was er heute für Werte hatte! Zur Info sein Geburtsgewicht waren 3.3kg und Größe 54cm.. wie schwer und wie groß er ist - seht ihr in den Stories 😀
Habits. Effective. Highly Effective. These are all words that caught my attention. I snagged this book off @ThriftBooks when browsing their website. I’ve seen and heard of this book many times before but it caught my attention this time around because it’s something I am really working on in my #personalgrowth and development. I want to instill habits in my life that make me a stronger, better, and more effective wife, mom, business owner, friend, etc. I truly believe that developing habits and disciplines is key to being effective and productive. Looking forward to diving into this book and seeing what personal applications I can find in it. .
I’m curious... what habits have you built into your life that make you a more effective individual in all aspects of life?
⁉️Ya know...soooo many people ask me...you have lost a lot of weight, why are you still drinking Shakeology⁉️ Well...FIRST of all...Shakeology IS NOT a weight loss shake. Ugh...icky feelings even hearing people say that! 😳Why? Because hearing it called a weight loss shake takes me back to a place when I wanted a quick fix in my life and I was completely ignoring the most important part of weight loss...NUTRITION! Shakeology has over 70 superFOODS and it's a complete meal replacement with the nutritional value of 5-6 plates of salad! I am getting my Vitamins, Probiotocs, Prebiotics, Immunity support, phytonutrients and adaptagens errrrr-day in a 100% natural, whole food meal that takes me literally SECONDS to make! I don't know about YOU...but I am SUPER BUSY! And one LESS meal for me to worry about is a WIN!!! ⬇️⬇️Chocolate🍫 blended with 16oz unsweetened vanilla Almond milk!!😋😋 #superfoods#wholefoods#healthylifestyle#healthyfood#healthyeating#healthybreakfast
W E D N E S D A Y
Molly got bitten by something yesterday and her tummy was all red from a reaction. Quick trip to the Dr and she’s got antibiotic cream for it. Poor sod. So today we are having a chill day as she is sleeping a lot!
In other news. We are 90% moved in with the in laws. Molly has to share a room with us (tbh I don’t really mind this) and she has her own little corner set up. Actually, to be honest, Molly has more items and clothing than Liam and I put together!! .
Here’s to saving for a house and looking forward to the future ❤️
What is happening right now in the US is horrific. I've not posted because any other post seems trivial compared to the bigger issue. I read stories saying 'because I am a mother/sister/child of a broken home/family of a criminal/locked in custody battles/empath, I am really feeling this’ and yes, if that makes you feel it more and gets you doing more, then harness that and let that be your drive. But really this goes above all of that. These are children, dear sweet innocent children, and we are their mothers. We have a responsibility no matter what our background, situation or conditions to mother these children. This isn't about values being treaded on, this is the fundamentals - everyone, and especially children, have the right to be taken care of - and by taken care of I don't mean a thin blanket, a cage and an unknown adult on standby. I mean connection, comfort, I mean family. The children of these families can't help them right now but their bigger family (YES, US!) can. So don't be dismayed/upset/angry without doing something. Do something, anything. Donate to @together.rising - I trust these mothers (@marieforleo, @elizabeth_gilbert_writer, @brenebrown, @glennondoyle) and know the money will go to all the right places. Post something. Share what is happening, not just in these squares but discuss it on the school run; bring it up over family dinner; put it on the agenda - do not pretend it isn't happening. Because to do that is unacceptable. Do something. These are our children. Mother them in any big or small way that you can. Just do it. Now. Please.
Now I've finished work and have 5 days off. We on the the countdown to my beautiful nieces wedding. So many memories to make. A proper family get together to celebrate love. I have so much to get still, I hate that I'm always a last minute kinda girl. I try to be organised but it never works out.
Everly is 8 months old. ❤
I'm thankful that I never have to miss a moment because time flies by all too fast. I felt guilty for not making a real income to help support our family since I had my first born. We were fairly paycheck to paycheck people. Now I get to work from home only 2 hours on average a day and get paid while I love on my babies full-time. Life doesn't get better than this. ❤
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Oggi vi parlo con molto piacere di Headu, il brand italiano fondato da Franco Lisciani e Maurizio Basciano, specializzato nella fabbricazione di giochi educativi per bambini di ogni età.
Il team di pedagogisti Headu ha sviluppato l’originalissimo Metodo Lifelong Playing Headu (LPH), è il metodo che in 5 punti chiave promuove e stimola le intelligenze e le inclinazioni naturali dei bambini attraverso il gioco, con dispositivi didattici divertenti, organizzati in menu di competenze personalizzabili anche dai genitori, al fine di allenare in modo spontaneo e non forzato una capacità di apprendimento permanente.
Sulla base del Metodo LPH lo staff di creativi ed educatori Headu hanno realizzato una collezione di giochi e giocattoli di grande qualità: belli, divertenti e particolarmente utili a sviluppare e a valorizzare le intelligenze dei bambini per il futuro.
Ho avuto mesi fa la possibilità di provare 2 dei loro giochi e ieri mi è arrivato un altro pacco dall'azienda con altri 2 giochi. •La mia casetta: contiene varie caselle dove inserire i vari oggetti presenti in una casa.
•Easy English City: è un grande, grandissimo puzzle realizzato con tasselli speciali, ideati appositamente per avvicinare i bambini al mondo della lingua inglese.
Ringrazio #headu per questa bellissima opportunità 😍
The importance of self care has been a popular topic of discussion lately... and for good reason! We can’t be the best version of ourself when we are run down, burnt out, and perpetually tired. I wrote a very personal post on the blog today about my struggle with all of these things and how I plan to take better care of myself in order to be the best version of me. Link to the post is in my profile. Go give it a read and tell me how you like to practice #selfcare 💆🏻♀️ #ontheblog#bostonblogger
It simply takes time...in a society where fast results are sold as the “way to go” followed by extreme (sometimes unsafe!) fitness training, Pilates takes you to the opposite side where to achieve true fitness effectively you have to learn your way from A to B. There are no shortcuts... it’s a process! the method will get your body to understand HOW it was meant to function. Everyday I’m grateful for the brilliant Method Joseph has left us, which enables me to function with strength, control and balance, not only when working myself out but also in dealing with everyday demands of #motherhood - For info on Private Sessions or Semi-Private Classes send a DM ⭐️ #pilatesstyle#pilateslovers#pilates#classicalpilates#gratz#wednesdaywisdom#wednesdays#stamfordct#teaser @martazmusic 🎻🎼
F O U R months of the happiest, giggliest little girl there ever was! Ruthie Mae lights up a room with her genuine smile and sweet spirit. This month she has started rolling all over the place and we can’t leave her alone for long! She’s also become obsessed with her little toes! We moved her from our room to her crib at the new house and she sleeps peacefully through the night in her nursery. Yay! She’s trying to hold her own bottle and Little Miss Rue also has quite the army of nursing mamas that donate breastmilk for her. We’re so thankful!
Things Ruthie Mae loves: playing with her piggies, funny noises, play dates with Queenie.
Things she doesn’t love: her car seat, not being able to see other people (FOMO for sure). We’re over the moon in love with sweet Ruth Mercy!
A little tough love 💕 😱So tired of people saying exercise is hard. Let me tell you about the hard things in my life.
Fighting anxiety is hard. ☹️ Getting through a panic attack is hard.
Paying the bills for therapy is hard.
Dealing with high blood pressure is hard. 😞
Dealing with your heart racing and pounding is hard. 😳
Feeling MISERABLE and DEPRESSED is hard.🤦🏼♀️
Getting up to move your body for 30 minutes because you are BLESSED + ABLE????? ....yeah.... not so hard. 🤷🏼♀️ When I'm feeling unmotivated or telling myself something is hard, or having a pity party, I make a list of all the other things I've dealt with that were a hella lot harder. And I realize what ever I'm whining about really isn't so hard. 👊🏻 #chooseyourhard#wednesdaywisdom#goodmorning#morningmotivation
~Be kind; always.~I want to help.
When I moved to the UK, seventeen years ago, to be with the love of my life, I was terrified. I had just come out of this crazy, war-torn, fragile country and almost literally peeled myself out of my parents arms when it was time to go. I cried for the first six months, after every phone call.
I think because I was so homesick, perhaps I didn’t give off very positive vibes at times.
I had had this wonderful career as a translator, trotting across Europe and partying and kissing many frogs; suddenly I was living in the UK, with this wonderful man whom I loved so much, but no job. I eventually got a job in this wonderful country pub, I worked for this wonderful family who were really kind to me. I remember one day, I was sweeping the kitchen floor and these big fat tears were falling into the dust. I was sweeping floors instead of flying away on a holiday. But you make sacrifices for the greater good. I was not ashamed of my first job in the UK. It was just such a stark contrast to my previous life. I wish there were people there to help me integrate better, as an expat. When I had my babies, I wish people were more open to chatting about parental struggles. I had PND with both of my boys and no family near me. The problem was that we didn’t have this wonderful parental support & community that we have now, on Instagram and Facebook. You lot have definitely made me less lonely and reading all your stories has helped me realise that I truly wasn’t the only one experiencing PND and crazy things we go through as parents. I want to help. If you are a lonely parent, a struggling breastfeeding mother, an expat feeling homesick, or if you are feeling stressed & depressed, please get in touch. I REALLY, really want to help. I live in Salisbury, UK. If you would like to meet up for a coffee in our local Starbucks for a chat and a cake, please feel free to get in touch. Or if you just want to message me, please do. I am here for you. Vesna. #motherhood#fatherhood#parenting#parenthood#momlife#dadlife#mumlife#expatlife#mum#immigrant#mom#dad#breastfeeding#pnd#support#mother#father#love#lonely
So Leo was looking at our wedding photos and this conversation follows:
Leo: I can’t wait to be older so I can marry milli
Me: you don’t marry your sister mate you marry someone who you fall in love with
Leo: but I love milli so much
Me: it’s a different kind of love mate. You marry someone who is like your friend but you like them so so much
Leo: oh. what if boys want to marry other boys instead of a girl?
Me: yeah that’s fine mate you can marry boys or girls
BOOM! Out of the mouths of babes!
You are born a blank canvas; you learn to be racist, sexist or homophobic.
If only the world thought more like kids 💭❤️ #childhood#childhoodunplugged#equality#love#mumlife#son#children#ig_motherhood#blackandwhite#motherhood#motherhoodunited
You know what’s hard? Identity crisis, and quarter life crisis (its totally a thing!!) After having kids I felt like I was automatically not sexy and could never be again. I had stretch marks on my hips and bum, a baby had fed from my boobs, and people who haven’t had kids are under the impression your private parts get ruined (which totally is NOT true!!) so every part of you that is normally defined as sexy feels like it is no longer that way, so I struggled with the fact that okay I’m 25 and am no longer seen as ‘desirable’ so what do I define as as a woman? Like, am I seen as a mum now and that’s it? Am I allowed to dress sexy or is that seen as wrong now I’m a mum? I used to get hit on when I went out at 19, now these days I get things like this..I went out and a guy asked what I do and I said I’m a stay at home mum..he looked me up and down and walked away with a look of disgust on his face..literally!! So yeah, I’ve struggled massively with feeling like I’m now a mum and no longer seen as anything else. I’m happily married and he compliments me all the time, but there’s something about getting attention that makes you feel good, and that’s not an insult to your marriage, it’s just human nature! So when you feel like that’s forever gone and your mid 20s you just feel a bit lost and a bit deflated and self conscious. But lately I’ve been working hard on myself and you know what? My body isn’t ruined or damaged! Bodies change, grow, and heal..but it’s not ruined! And if I wanna dress sexy some nights I bloody will! And I won’t feel guilty because I’m a mum! And if I want to show skin, I will! I’m a young woman with a sexy husband and I’m allowed to feel like I haven’t lost all appeal, I’m allowed to try and make myself look good and I’m allowed to feel sexy! Fellow mummas, we aren’t ruined! We can still dress, feel and be sexy! Our time for being ‘in our prime’ is not over, there’s no such thing! So f*ck it, I’m not going to feel self conscious anymore, I am who I am and I’m proud of who I am and I’m going to embrace it ✌🏼👊🏼 #sexyhasnoagelimits#sexyhasnosize#sexyisafeeling#ownitmummas#bodypositive#mumlife#writing#writingcommunity#curvygirl
Seeing as it was Mother’s Day yesterday I thought I would pull this one out from the archives. This picture perfectly captures what the start of the journey of motherhood felt like to me. Terrifying, exhausting, emotional, hormonal, scary, but completely and utterly head over heels in love with this little human.
So to all the mums out there who have post natal depression, anxiety, baby blues, or any other hormonal imbalance caused by pregnancy and afterbirth; you’re not alone. To the mums who feel alone even though they are surrounded by a room full of people, to the mums who struggle to leave the house because it’s too overwhelming, to the mums who look at the other mums who are completely fine and get angry and jealous that that can’t be you. To the mums who are so terrified of something happening to their baby that you lay awake at night to make sure they are still breathing, to the mums who are struggling with identity crisis since becoming a mum, to the mum whose marriage is struggling because you can’t find the balance between being a good mum and wife, and to the mums suffering constant panic attacks because your hormones are running rampant inside you: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Everyone talks about the amazing side of motherhood on Mother’s Day, but the hard times are just as important, and need to be made just as normal, because it is a reality for so many mums and we need to help each other know it’s okay and completely normal. This journey is incredibly hard! Growing a human inside of you, having your hormones sky rocket and plummet, going through the worlds most painful experience of childbirth, and raising humans who are 100% reliant on you, that’s tough!! Really tough! And social media is only our highlight real of motherhood, we don’t post the photos of us hiding in a room to catch our breath for a second. It’s hard to explain how or why this job can be so mentally draining, but it is, it’s harder than any job I’ve ever done. It’s one thousand times more rewarding, but it’s okay to admit that it’s hard! So mums that are having or have had it tough, really tough, reach out to one another and know it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. You got this 💪🏼❤️
Красивая уличная кошка живет у нас "на клумбе".💐 Мы всем площадкам дали свои названия.💡 В районе все дома одинаковые, нумерация хаотичная, а так легко найтись.
Например, у нас есть "поле", "белый дом", "черный дом", "угловая площадка", "бассейн", "тихий дворик".
А вы даете местам в городе СВОИ названия?
Строим замки из песка. 🏰 Люблю позднюю весну за ее яркие краски и тепло. 🍀🌻🐝
С приходом тепла Владику стало не так интересно сидеть в песочнице, хочется исследовать все вокруг. Может это связано с тем, что мало одежды и легче двигаться. Потому как в холодное время Владик мог просидеть в песке и целый час. В теплом комбинезоне было тепло. 🌞
Как обстоят ваши дела с песочницей? Любят/любили ваши детки строить и копать? 🔅