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BTW men who carry babies are awesome! #justsaying #f*ckoffpiersmorgan 
#babywearing #dadlife #babycarrier #piersmorgan #raisingkids
Happiest 4th Birthday to the girl of my dreams! You are bright, beautiful and brilliant and I love how you tell random objects that they are drunk and need to go home 🙊
Love you to the moon and back #birthdaygirl.
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#candidchildhood #dailyparenting #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #raisingkids #daughters #happybirthday #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodsimplified #ohheymama #posttheordinary #documentyourdays #letthembelittle #mygirl #motherhoodunfiltered #family
Happiest 4th Birthday to the girl of my dreams! You are bright, beautiful and brilliant and I love how you tell random objects that they are drunk and need to go home 🙊 Love you to the moon and back #birthdaygirl . . . . . . #candidchildhood  #dailyparenting  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodrising  #raisingkids  #daughters  #happybirthday  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodsimplified  #ohheymama  #posttheordinary  #documentyourdays  #letthembelittle  #mygirl  #motherhoodunfiltered  #family 
Our Student Nannies are brilliant at bundling up your little ones and filling their days with endless fun. It’s not too late to snap one up for half term, sign up today #linkinbio #halftermheroes
Our Student Nannies are brilliant at bundling up your little ones and filling their days with endless fun. It’s not too late to snap one up for half term, sign up today #linkinbio  #halftermheroes 
Proud Mumma moment! To think 6 months ago we were concerned about how little he was speaking and discussing speech pathology with his Dr. He was just doing it in his own time 💙
Proud Mumma moment! To think 6 months ago we were concerned about how little he was speaking and discussing speech pathology with his Dr. He was just doing it in his own time 💙
B U Girl 👭💜👭
B U Girl 👭💜👭
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Let them dream, let them explore, let reach for the sky. For a child’s imagination is limitless and what we can imagine, we can achieve.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#babyelu #parenting #parenthood #moms #dads #momlife #dadlife #imagination #family #familytime #familyfun #kids #children #raisingkids #livelovelaugh #moments #specialmoments #friday #toddlers #babies #teachingmoments #gratitude #lifelessons #reachforthestars #parentinglife #limitless
Let your child’s spirit fly free.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let them dream, let them explore, let reach for the sky. For a child’s imagination is limitless and what we can imagine, we can achieve.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #babyelu  #parenting  #parenthood  #moms  #dads  #momlife  #dadlife  #imagination  #family  #familytime  #familyfun  #kids  #children  #raisingkids  #livelovelaugh  #moments  #specialmoments  #friday  #toddlers  #babies  #teachingmoments  #gratitude  #lifelessons  #reachforthestars  #parentinglife  #limitless 
Today I chose to stop yelling at my kids to stop yelling. I will set a calm example 💙💙 #mymindfulchild #mindfulchildren #mindfulliving #mindfulmoments #raisingboys #raisingkids #parentingwin
#シングルマザー で育てた#息子 が#パパ になってる ...
彼が#イクメン となった今、不思議な気分。
息子は何を考えて生きているのだろう。
私には分かり得ない#愛情 で#子供 を育ててるのだろう。

#fatherandson #raisingkids #father #love #child #son #パパ #子育て
Ideas please !! Harper has requested some books from Santa this year. I’d like to get her something that bridges the passive/active reading gap (if that’s even a thing!?) She’ll be going into grade 1 next year and is quite capable of reading some of the more simple Dr Suess books. What titles do your kids love?! Thanks brains trust! 📚
Ideas please !! Harper has requested some books from Santa this year. I’d like to get her something that bridges the passive/active reading gap (if that’s even a thing!?) She’ll be going into grade 1 next year and is quite capable of reading some of the more simple Dr Suess books. What titles do your kids love?! Thanks brains trust! 📚
息子の初恋シリーズ。
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それは保育園お迎えの時。息子の大好きなHちゃんが近寄って来てこう言った。
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「このまえね、そうたくんにほっぺに2かいちゅうされたんだよ」
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…!!!母、顔面蒼白。大切な人様のおひとり娘様に、なんてことをしてくれたんだ、息子よ!母、冷や汗が止まらない。ませすぎ、ませすぎだぜよ。せめてほっぺだったのが救いか…!?んなこたーない。続く。
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my son kissed a classmate-girl twice. OMG!!!!! to be continued.
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#息子の初恋 #保育園でほっぺに2回ちゅう
#やりよったな #落書き #絵日記 #母の育児日記 #子育て日記 #育児日記 #育児絵日記 #育児漫画 #育児マンガ #子育て絵日記 #子育て漫画 #育児イラスト #子育てイラスト #育児あるある #子育てあるある #娘 #息子 #成長記録 #手描き #illustration #sketch #doodle #drawing #children #raisingkids #handdrawing
息子の初恋シリーズ。 . それは保育園お迎えの時。息子の大好きなHちゃんが近寄って来てこう言った。 . 「このまえね、そうたくんにほっぺに2かいちゅうされたんだよ」 . …!!!母、顔面蒼白。大切な人様のおひとり娘様に、なんてことをしてくれたんだ、息子よ!母、冷や汗が止まらない。ませすぎ、ませすぎだぜよ。せめてほっぺだったのが救いか…!?んなこたーない。続く。 . . my son kissed a classmate-girl twice. OMG!!!!! to be continued. . . #息子の初恋  #保育園でほっぺに2回ちゅう  #やりよったな  #落書き  #絵日記  #母の育児日記  #子育て日記  #育児日記  #育児絵日記  #育児漫画  #育児マンガ  #子育て絵日記  #子育て漫画  #育児イラスト  #子育てイラスト  #育児あるある  #子育てあるある  #娘  #息子  #成長記録  #手描き  #illustration  #sketch  #doodle  #drawing  #children  #raisingkids  #handdrawing 
And she's down! Decision time, should I use her naptime for:
A) Homework?
B) Downtime?
C) My own lil catnap?
And she's down! Decision time, should I use her naptime for: A) Homework? B) Downtime? C) My own lil catnap?
CAT'S IN THE CRADLE.
🐾 "When you coming home, dad?
I don't know when
But we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then"

Lyrics: "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin (1974)

I chose these lyrics to introduce the topic of quality time and authentic engagement between parents and children.  This heartbreaking song tells of a father and son who can't schedule time to be with each other.  The father prioritises work over family, and his son does the same when he reaches adulthood. 
It is evident that jobs that have “family-friendly” characteristics are likely to be a resource for parents in managing the work–family balance, while those that lack these characteristics will increase the strains on parents and be more likely to increase negative work-to-family spill-over.

A balance between career and relationships is pivotal for the wellbeing of both parents and their children.  Something to think about.

Photo: Gayer-Anderson Cat in the British Museum.

June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #familydynamics
#worklifebalance #worklife #catsinthecradle #family #familyvalues #qualitytime #raisingteenagers #raisingkids #kidsmatter #familyfriendly #parentingtip #parentinggoals #parentingtips #kidsmatter #modernparenting #kindparenting #parentingdoneright #consciousparenting #couplegoals #triangulation #mindfulparenting #parenting #instaparenting
CAT'S IN THE CRADLE. 🐾 "When you coming home, dad? I don't know when But we'll get together then You know we'll have a good time then" Lyrics: "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin (1974) I chose these lyrics to introduce the topic of quality time and authentic engagement between parents and children. This heartbreaking song tells of a father and son who can't schedule time to be with each other. The father prioritises work over family, and his son does the same when he reaches adulthood. It is evident that jobs that have “family-friendly” characteristics are likely to be a resource for parents in managing the work–family balance, while those that lack these characteristics will increase the strains on parents and be more likely to increase negative work-to-family spill-over. A balance between career and relationships is pivotal for the wellbeing of both parents and their children. Something to think about. Photo: Gayer-Anderson Cat in the British Museum. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood  #psychologydemystified  #familydynamics  #worklifebalance  #worklife  #catsinthecradle  #family  #familyvalues  #qualitytime  #raisingteenagers  #raisingkids  #kidsmatter  #familyfriendly  #parentingtip  #parentinggoals  #parentingtips  #kidsmatter  #modernparenting  #kindparenting  #parentingdoneright  #consciousparenting  #couplegoals  #triangulation  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #instaparenting 
My happy little munchkin -- I just love watching her when she's off exploring. You see everything with fresh eyes.
My happy little munchkin -- I just love watching her when she's off exploring. You see everything with fresh eyes.
When you get cold at the beach and don’t have a towel, you steal your dads shirt to keep you warm 😍

#beachbumming #blondiegirl #sandiegofun #vacationvibes #sandinmytoes #sunshinegirl #funinthesun☀️ #californiabeaches #mommoments #raisingkids #thisistwo #mamaspeaceofmind
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Not followers or likes....SCHOOLS.  That is how many schools have asked for our article on practical, empowering information for parents regarding screentime.  Humbled to be making changes in homes around the country.  We don't need advice or condescending articles on how we are failing as parents.  Yes - screentime is dangerous for developing brains (as we shared in Part 1). But reality is that technology is here to stay.
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Let's empower each other - not devour each other.
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Check out our article in the bio above. (If you are a parent or school and would like a copy of the pdf, feel free to email us at info@handsonapproaches.com.)
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Follow us and share with your friends.  Our commitment is to educate and empower and we would like to spread the knowledge to as many people as possible.  WE HAVE GREAT THINGS IN STORE FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.  Thank you to our Instagram family that has been so supportive to us as we figure out this social media "world". 🌏
From two sisters trying to making a difference,
Amy and Evelyn
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#getyourhandsonot #empowerment #parenting #screentime #mommy #daddy  #raisingkids #education #teachersofinstagram #continuingeducation #motivationalquotes #makingadifference #sisters #humility #gratitude #autism #anxiety #sensoryprocessingdisorder
6,341 🏅 Not followers or likes....SCHOOLS. That is how many schools have asked for our article on practical, empowering information for parents regarding screentime. Humbled to be making changes in homes around the country. We don't need advice or condescending articles on how we are failing as parents. Yes - screentime is dangerous for developing brains (as we shared in Part 1). But reality is that technology is here to stay. 🌇 Let's empower each other - not devour each other. 🧘🏻‍♂️ Check out our article in the bio above. (If you are a parent or school and would like a copy of the pdf, feel free to email us at info@handsonapproaches.com.) 💻 Follow us and share with your friends. Our commitment is to educate and empower and we would like to spread the knowledge to as many people as possible. WE HAVE GREAT THINGS IN STORE FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. Thank you to our Instagram family that has been so supportive to us as we figure out this social media "world". 🌏 From two sisters trying to making a difference, Amy and Evelyn 💕 #getyourhandsonot  #empowerment  #parenting  #screentime  #mommy  #daddy  #raisingkids  #education  #teachersofinstagram  #continuingeducation  #motivationalquotes  #makingadifference  #sisters  #humility  #gratitude  #autism  #anxiety  #sensoryprocessingdisorder 
This study book is having a profound impact on my view of my role as a Christian mom. I cant seem to stop underlining in the book...or crying as I do! 😭🙏 #thegospelcenteredmom
This study book is having a profound impact on my view of my role as a Christian mom. I cant seem to stop underlining in the book...or crying as I do! 😭🙏 #thegospelcenteredmom 
This phone is no good to me now - and I can’t even read the back up shampoo bottle! #ugh #whatthehell 🤷🏻‍♀️
This phone is no good to me now - and I can’t even read the back up shampoo bottle! #ugh  #whatthehell  🤷🏻‍♀️
Whether it be a significant other, friendship, parent, sibling, co-worker, boss it takes practice and is a 2 way street. I have learned with time, education, mistakes that communication is the power to any successful relationship. Tune in to this episode on my podcast where Erik and I @together_show discuss in detail how to foster healthy relationships. Don’t just hear from me but from another professional and more specifically a former divorce attorney. 👊🏼 Going into the weekend like 💃🏽 #teamwork #partner #spouse #relationship #marriage #love #raisingkids #childrenarethefuture #empowerment  #tips #mom #mompreneur #couples 
#momboss #sahm #stayathomemom #mommy #daddy #toddler #bosslady #couplesretreat #memories #entrepreneurship #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #parentingwithapunch
Whether it be a significant other, friendship, parent, sibling, co-worker, boss it takes practice and is a 2 way street. I have learned with time, education, mistakes that communication is the power to any successful relationship. Tune in to this episode on my podcast where Erik and I @together_show discuss in detail how to foster healthy relationships. Don’t just hear from me but from another professional and more specifically a former divorce attorney. 👊🏼 Going into the weekend like 💃🏽 #teamwork  #partner  #spouse  #relationship  #marriage  #love  #raisingkids  #childrenarethefuture  #empowerment  #tips  #mom  #mompreneur  #couples  #momboss  #sahm  #stayathomemom  #mommy  #daddy  #toddler  #bosslady  #couplesretreat  #memories  #entrepreneurship  #teamworkmakesthedreamwork  #parentingwithapunch 
Repost from @biglifejournal using @RepostRegramApp - 🐦 I love this comparison, don't you?
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 Feelings--happy😁, sad😢, angry😡, mad🤬, joyful🤩, ecstatic😍, disappointed😖--sometimes our kids feel all of these in just ONE day! It's so much to handle--and not just for little kids. Remember your big kids are also wading through so.many.feelings. too. Throw in rapid brain developement and BAM! You can bet kids will need some help processing feelings.
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Our job is to help them sort through these feelings and emotions and not mix them up with our own (!!!!). And oh my word, this can be hard. However, we have to look at this as an honor. Our kids are entrusting their feelings to us. We must hold them close and help them sort through what they are experiencing. 🔶
We can break down big ideas into manageable chunks. We can nod and smile and hug and offer gentle advice. We can take them by the hand and go for a walk. We can help them count to 10 and just breathe.
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Repost from @biglifejournal using @RepostRegramApp - 🐦 I love this comparison, don't you? 🐦 Feelings--happy😁, sad😢, angry😡, mad🤬, joyful🤩, ecstatic😍, disappointed😖--sometimes our kids feel all of these in just ONE day! It's so much to handle--and not just for little kids. Remember your big kids are also wading through so.many.feelings. too. Throw in rapid brain developement and BAM! You can bet kids will need some help processing feelings. 🔷 Our job is to help them sort through these feelings and emotions and not mix them up with our own (!!!!). And oh my word, this can be hard. However, we have to look at this as an honor. Our kids are entrusting their feelings to us. We must hold them close and help them sort through what they are experiencing. 🔶 We can break down big ideas into manageable chunks. We can nod and smile and hug and offer gentle advice. We can take them by the hand and go for a walk. We can help them count to 10 and just breathe. 🔵 How do you help your kids process their feelings?👇👇👇 . . . . . #biglifejournal  #growthmindset  #roadschool  #roadschooling  #teachersofinstagram  #feelings  #feelyourfeelings  #unschooling  #positiveparenting  #raisingkids  #montessorikids  #parenthood 
How We Do Thursday (sometimes): Whether we see it or not, our kids are under enormous pressure. Regardless of age, the life they are living is exponentially faster and more complex than we could've imagined. Lately in our house, that stress has been showing, and to be honest, not with just the kids. So my wife made a great call - a mental health day to drive up to the mountains and look at the foliage. We packed a lunch, grabbed coffee, and had an amazing day. Missing a day of school sometimes is the best thing you can do for your kids. It also teaches a lesson in independence, stress management, and the importance of stepping outside of the lines once in awhile. Channel the inner Ferris Bueller once in awhile. You won't regret it.
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How We Do Thursday (sometimes): Whether we see it or not, our kids are under enormous pressure. Regardless of age, the life they are living is exponentially faster and more complex than we could've imagined. Lately in our house, that stress has been showing, and to be honest, not with just the kids. So my wife made a great call - a mental health day to drive up to the mountains and look at the foliage. We packed a lunch, grabbed coffee, and had an amazing day. Missing a day of school sometimes is the best thing you can do for your kids. It also teaches a lesson in independence, stress management, and the importance of stepping outside of the lines once in awhile. Channel the inner Ferris Bueller once in awhile. You won't regret it. . . . . #yoursfortheasking  #parenting  #parentingtips  #parentinghacks  #momblogger  #dad  #dadblogger  #father  #motherhood  #mother  #parentingmeme  #inspiration  #family  #son  #daughter  #life  #ask  #asking  #elementaryschool  #middleschool  #raisingkids  #parentinglife  #parenthood_moments  #parenthoodunlocked  # #dailyparenting  #lifewithkids  #familylife  #raisingboys  #raisinggirls 
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Enjoy #BeYou #Parenting #RadioShow with Host, Mary Dravis-Parish @marydparish
#linkinbio - then click the Spreaker option to find this show on Inspired Choices Network 💜
#spreaker #podcast #consciousmedia #listenonline #inspiredchoicesnetwork #yourvoicematters 
#family #children #relations #kids #beyou #wisdom #happyfamily #raisingkids #empoweredchildren #moms #dads
New Vlog on @thereallucasbrand Youtube station... I show how I use @miss_jessies products on @ryannlworld hair for an easy style for the school week
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New Vlog on #thelucasbrand Youtube station... I show how I use @miss_jessies products on @ryannlworld hair. .
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Kids delight in the smallest things like getting to choose a tiny decorative pumpkin for their rooms. 🤣 Nearly every Thursday after school, we go to Trader Joe’s usually just for fun. It’s kind of a tradition now. And I was thinking how far we’ve come from the days when I would do anything to get to go to the store sans kids, and now we go together because we look forward to it & it’s fun.
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I want to celebrate that! We’ve put in some very difficult years as parents, and we’re bound to have a few rocky patches ahead of us. But right now, in this moment, things are good and easy and fun. So we go to Trader Joe’s and buy tiny pumpkins and eat the samples and enjoy it!
Kids delight in the smallest things like getting to choose a tiny decorative pumpkin for their rooms. 🤣 Nearly every Thursday after school, we go to Trader Joe’s usually just for fun. It’s kind of a tradition now. And I was thinking how far we’ve come from the days when I would do anything to get to go to the store sans kids, and now we go together because we look forward to it & it’s fun. . I want to celebrate that! We’ve put in some very difficult years as parents, and we’re bound to have a few rocky patches ahead of us. But right now, in this moment, things are good and easy and fun. So we go to Trader Joe’s and buy tiny pumpkins and eat the samples and enjoy it!
This is #Crazy #Jhope #제이홉 미쳤다... 손 왜일케 이뻐? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #RM 하고 #jHope 사이에서 고민하다 #제이홉밍아웃 .........#babies #moms #vancouver #toronto #canada #raisingkids #육아맘 #육아 #밴쿠버 #토론토 #캐나다 #instamood #instadaily #instagram #instagram #instamoms #instamoment #jhope #bts #airplane
This is #Crazy  #Jhope  #제이홉  미쳤다... 손 왜일케 이뻐? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #RM  하고 #jHope  사이에서 고민하다 #제이홉밍아웃  .........#babies  #moms  #vancouver  #toronto  #canada  #raisingkids  #육아맘  #육아  #밴쿠버  #토론토  #캐나다  #instamood  #instadaily  #instagram  #instagram  #instamoms  #instamoment  #jhope  #bts  #airplane 
媽咪知道妳很想快快長大,快走小跑步好好玩~下次要看清楚不要隨便撲倒啊⋯⋯
#raisingkids #Sofie #growingup
媽咪知道妳很想快快長大,快走小跑步好好玩~下次要看清楚不要隨便撲倒啊⋯⋯ #raisingkids  #Sofie  #growingup 
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I did it and I am not sorry. I got in my Toyota Tarago, in my dressing gown and went to my favourite drive-thru for a large coffee...before 5:30am! ✔ @pumpcafestoowoomba
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. { DRESSING GOWN COFFEE RUN } I did it and I am not sorry. I got in my Toyota Tarago, in my dressing gown and went to my favourite drive-thru for a large coffee...before 5:30am! ✔ @pumpcafestoowoomba . . . . . #coffeerun  #tribelife8  #tribelife  #australianfamily  #australia  #aussiemums  #parentinglife  #parenting  #mumboss  #mumblog  #mumlife  #momblog  #momlife  #mummydom  #mummentor  #mom  #mum  #parentingtips  #stayathomemum  #stayathomemom  #workingmum  #mumpreneur  #youarenotalone  #family  #raisingkids  #motherhood  #mumsrock  #yougotthis  #mumofteenagers  #workingmom 
Jellyfish twinning. 😍 How early did you take your kiddos to their first dentist appointment? I’m a little ashamed to admit that my oldest was about 6 for her first and it was prompted by an issue she was having. She ended up needing a lot of work and I felt so bad for waiting so long.
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Since we went in for her, I decided, “what the heck, let’s make the appointment for all three.” Clearly I’ve lost my mind. Three young kids at a medical office at the same time. I’m outnumbered!
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Happy to say, this one did great. The dentist really didn’t do much, so not sure it was totally necessary. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But we did it! Hoping that by going early we avoid the major work my oldest had to have. #momguilt .
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#inbeautyandchaos #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #raisingthefuture
#raisingkids #mamalife #motherhoodmoments #myhonestmotherhood #honestmother #sandiegmoms #sandiegomom #sandiegomomlife
Jellyfish twinning. 😍 How early did you take your kiddos to their first dentist appointment? I’m a little ashamed to admit that my oldest was about 6 for her first and it was prompted by an issue she was having. She ended up needing a lot of work and I felt so bad for waiting so long. . Since we went in for her, I decided, “what the heck, let’s make the appointment for all three.” Clearly I’ve lost my mind. Three young kids at a medical office at the same time. I’m outnumbered! . Happy to say, this one did great. The dentist really didn’t do much, so not sure it was totally necessary. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But we did it! Hoping that by going early we avoid the major work my oldest had to have. #momguilt  . . . . . #thisismotherhood  #dentistoffice  #kidsdentist  #dentistappointment  #firstdentalvisit  #thisismomlife  #momprobs  #joyfulmama  #therealinstamoms  #mymamahood  #simplymamahood  #livegivingsquares  #momentsinmotherhood  #motherhooduprising  #inbeautyandchaos  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #raisingthefuture  #raisingkids  #mamalife  #motherhoodmoments  #myhonestmotherhood  #honestmother  #sandiegmoms  #sandiegomom  #sandiegomomlife 
After spending the last year actively working to reduce my waste as much as possible and drooling over gorgeous zero waste IG accounts, I’ve realized that even accounts based on waste reduction can become lifestyle porn. I start to become discontent because I don’t have these architecturally interesting pristine white interiors with the minimalist hip interior and plants that are ALL surviving. How?! My pictures aren’t pretty, I’m not composing them or waiting for good light. I just want to show that even in an imperfect urbanish/suburbanish ranch with two (big) kids, there are a myriad of things we can do to reduce waste. It’s not really pretty though, it’s about using what you have, even if it’s old margarine tubs. It won’t make the sun come magically through the windows in perfect ways, there WILL still be dishes, but it does make a huge difference in waste. Start with what you can feel good about. For my family, the biggest impact came from focusing on composting and using reusable produce and grocery bags.
After spending the last year actively working to reduce my waste as much as possible and drooling over gorgeous zero waste IG accounts, I’ve realized that even accounts based on waste reduction can become lifestyle porn. I start to become discontent because I don’t have these architecturally interesting pristine white interiors with the minimalist hip interior and plants that are ALL surviving. How?! My pictures aren’t pretty, I’m not composing them or waiting for good light. I just want to show that even in an imperfect urbanish/suburbanish ranch with two (big) kids, there are a myriad of things we can do to reduce waste. It’s not really pretty though, it’s about using what you have, even if it’s old margarine tubs. It won’t make the sun come magically through the windows in perfect ways, there WILL still be dishes, but it does make a huge difference in waste. Start with what you can feel good about. For my family, the biggest impact came from focusing on composting and using reusable produce and grocery bags.
I am proud to call them my boys and they should be proud of who they became so far! Giving back to the house @petite_maison_montessori_ they graduated from . My grade 4 and grade 1 boys  decided to tidy up the kitchen and put things away. Forever grateful 🙏🏻. #montessorikids #montessorieducation #montessorikidsrock #montessoriofficial #montessoriforlife #gratefulkids #raisinggoodbumans  #raisingboys #raisingkids #raisingthefuture #childrenofmine #lifewithboys #lifewithkids #parenting #motherhood #momofboys #lovemyboys #mysons #brothers #teamwork #proudmom #momlife #forevergrateful #helpers #alumni #youngvolunteers
I am proud to call them my boys and they should be proud of who they became so far! Giving back to the house @petite_maison_montessori_ they graduated from . My grade 4 and grade 1 boys decided to tidy up the kitchen and put things away. Forever grateful 🙏🏻. #montessorikids  #montessorieducation  #montessorikidsrock  #montessoriofficial  #montessoriforlife  #gratefulkids  #raisinggoodbumans  #raisingboys  #raisingkids  #raisingthefuture  #childrenofmine  #lifewithboys  #lifewithkids  #parenting  #motherhood  #momofboys  #lovemyboys  #mysons  #brothers  #teamwork  #proudmom  #momlife  #forevergrateful  #helpers  #alumni  #youngvolunteers 
I have had the joy of witnessing so many breathtaking sunsets from my balcony! I’m going to miss these quiet moments, but I can’t wait to see what new moments and memories I will make in my new home. A New Adventure starts tomorrow! ❤️
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I have had the joy of witnessing so many breathtaking sunsets from my balcony! I’m going to miss these quiet moments, but I can’t wait to see what new moments and memories I will make in my new home. A New Adventure starts tomorrow! ❤️ #amomwithamission 
Raise your hand if you’ve ever made life plans only for those plans to not work out how you thought?? 🙋🏼‍♀️ To quote @justintimberlake “If you wanna make God smile, make plans.”
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Our two oldest kids Zion and Elle are Irish Twins. Also not planned, but we thought it was a pretty sweet deal. Two kids in our early twenties, we’ll be empty nesters in our early 40’s. This will work our perfectly! And then one fateful week in February, a snowstorm/ ice storm rolled into Nashville and stranded us in our home for a week and yada-yada-yada we had a third child!
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For awhile I couldn’t think about the future. The age gap freaked me out so much, but y’all God knows what we need before we even know we need it. And God knew we needed (and this world needed) Hollis.
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I won’t lie, the dynamic of raising two tweens and a toddler can sometimes get the best of me, but it’s a really good life we have! Moral of the story: don’t get caught alone in a snow storm with your hot husband!! 😉
Raise your hand if you’ve ever made life plans only for those plans to not work out how you thought?? 🙋🏼‍♀️ To quote @justintimberlake “If you wanna make God smile, make plans.” • Our two oldest kids Zion and Elle are Irish Twins. Also not planned, but we thought it was a pretty sweet deal. Two kids in our early twenties, we’ll be empty nesters in our early 40’s. This will work our perfectly! And then one fateful week in February, a snowstorm/ ice storm rolled into Nashville and stranded us in our home for a week and yada-yada-yada we had a third child! • For awhile I couldn’t think about the future. The age gap freaked me out so much, but y’all God knows what we need before we even know we need it. And God knew we needed (and this world needed) Hollis. • I won’t lie, the dynamic of raising two tweens and a toddler can sometimes get the best of me, but it’s a really good life we have! Moral of the story: don’t get caught alone in a snow storm with your hot husband!! 😉
If people had hearts like dogs... we would relax more;

we would find and selflessly fill empty spaces in people's hearts and homes;

we would be there for those we love -- just be there -- not judging, not questioning, not trying to fix anything, just being present and attentive;

we would give love unconditionally;

we would goof off and have more fun;

we would welcome and find solace in silent devoted companionship;

we would forgive human err immediately;

we would always have hope and faith in our eyes;

we would wake up each day eager to explore our environment;

and all of our friendships with humans, well, they would start with a "shake," a genuine attempt at connection and likely lots of smiles and laughter. “What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.” - Author Unknown ***
This piece originally appeared on the 'ole blog way back when. Be sure to head on over to https://jthreenme.com for more entertaining, inspirational and embarrassingly honest content on motherhood, marriage, self-improvement, and EVERYTHING in between!

#motherhood #parenting #dogmom #kidmom #raisingkids #raisingpups #labsofinstagram #lablife #chocolatelab #yellowlab #doglovers #petsofinstagram #smartdog #learning #lifelessons #fullofheart #inspirational #blogger #mommyblogger
If people had hearts like dogs... we would relax more; we would find and selflessly fill empty spaces in people's hearts and homes; we would be there for those we love -- just be there -- not judging, not questioning, not trying to fix anything, just being present and attentive; we would give love unconditionally; we would goof off and have more fun; we would welcome and find solace in silent devoted companionship; we would forgive human err immediately; we would always have hope and faith in our eyes; we would wake up each day eager to explore our environment; and all of our friendships with humans, well, they would start with a "shake," a genuine attempt at connection and likely lots of smiles and laughter. “What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs.” - Author Unknown *** This piece originally appeared on the 'ole blog way back when. Be sure to head on over to https://jthreenme.com for more entertaining, inspirational and embarrassingly honest content on motherhood, marriage, self-improvement, and EVERYTHING in between! #motherhood  #parenting  #dogmom  #kidmom  #raisingkids  #raisingpups  #labsofinstagram  #lablife  #chocolatelab  #yellowlab  #doglovers  #petsofinstagram  #smartdog  #learning  #lifelessons  #fullofheart  #inspirational  #blogger  #mommyblogger 
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Even beyond the age of 6, our children still need support in mustering their "better angels" into action. Hell, as adults we need help doing this too. So when your mind is telling you that your son "knows better," or that your daughter "should be" beyond some immature behavior, remember these two things:

1. Knowing better doesn't always mean we have the mental and emotional regulation to successfully do better.

2. Other things trip us up when we're trying to "do the right thing" even though the intention is present.

#consciousparenting #peacefulparenting #gentleparenting #calmparenting #kindparenting #childhood #parentinggoals #parentingquotes #parentingadvice #parentingtips #parentingproblems #parentproblems #momprobs #parentlife #motherlife #parentslove #parenting101 #healingjourney #raisinggirls #raisingboys #raisingkids #progressoverperfection #learningprocess  #attachment #childdevelopment #growinguptogether #workingmomlife #stayathomemommy #stayathomedads
#Repost  @shonnielavender ・・・ Even beyond the age of 6, our children still need support in mustering their "better angels" into action. Hell, as adults we need help doing this too. So when your mind is telling you that your son "knows better," or that your daughter "should be" beyond some immature behavior, remember these two things: 1. Knowing better doesn't always mean we have the mental and emotional regulation to successfully do better. 2. Other things trip us up when we're trying to "do the right thing" even though the intention is present. #consciousparenting  #peacefulparenting  #gentleparenting  #calmparenting  #kindparenting  #childhood  #parentinggoals  #parentingquotes  #parentingadvice  #parentingtips  #parentingproblems  #parentproblems  #momprobs  #parentlife  #motherlife  #parentslove  #parenting101  #healingjourney  #raisinggirls  #raisingboys  #raisingkids  #progressoverperfection  #learningprocess  #attachment  #childdevelopment  #growinguptogether  #workingmomlife  #stayathomemommy  #stayathomedads 
I like to take inventory on myself once in awhile. It’s both wonderful and difficult to take a good look at how I’m doing in my mom role. I have some goals after my recent inventory and one of those goals is to see my kids for who they really are. Not what their behavior is displaying or how they are reacting to a given situation... but who they are. Kind of like when they are sleeping or looking off at something far away... Isn’t that the best? What if we could see them that way and feel all the feels even when their disposition is far from whimsical? That’s my goal, I want to see the best in them even when they don’t know how to show it.
#lifewithkids #positiveparenting #lifewithkids #adoption #raisingkids #ilovemykids #candidchildhood
I like to take inventory on myself once in awhile. It’s both wonderful and difficult to take a good look at how I’m doing in my mom role. I have some goals after my recent inventory and one of those goals is to see my kids for who they really are. Not what their behavior is displaying or how they are reacting to a given situation... but who they are. Kind of like when they are sleeping or looking off at something far away... Isn’t that the best? What if we could see them that way and feel all the feels even when their disposition is far from whimsical? That’s my goal, I want to see the best in them even when they don’t know how to show it. #lifewithkids  #positiveparenting  #lifewithkids  #adoption  #raisingkids  #ilovemykids  #candidchildhood 
If you missed the dad-bashing by Piers Morgan on Twitter, check out the blog I wrote about how WRONG he is about fathers! Link in bio! 
#megmeekermd #megmeeker #parentinggreatkids #hero #herodad #father #fathers #heroes #present #attentive #loving #giving #time #welovedads #children #raisingkids #parenthood #parentwell #fatherhood #strong
Just managing to be all my others is a job alone, y’all. Call Batman! 😂😂😂.
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Mood!!! When it feels like you are going through a storm.... listen to the beat in your heart and learn to dance in the rain. 
Thanks to my little girl for this little dance. 🤗🤗 #dance #mommasgirl #mydaughter #momofthree #supermom #motivationalmom #lifteachotherup #nohate #blackqueen #raisingkids #ilovemylife #mykidsaremylife #mommacub #laughter #universe #signseverywhere #wehavefun #spendtimewithyourchildren #qualitytime #familyovereverything #justsaying
Mood!!! When it feels like you are going through a storm.... listen to the beat in your heart and learn to dance in the rain. Thanks to my little girl for this little dance. 🤗🤗 #dance  #mommasgirl  #mydaughter  #momofthree  #supermom  #motivationalmom  #lifteachotherup  #nohate  #blackqueen  #raisingkids  #ilovemylife  #mykidsaremylife  #mommacub  #laughter  #universe  #signseverywhere  #wehavefun  #spendtimewithyourchildren  #qualitytime  #familyovereverything  #justsaying 
Absolutely love raw photos 😍 Neither of them were paying attention to me when I took this picture. It turned out to be my favorite! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kids #kid #children #familylife  #family #love #parent #parents #parenting #ilovebeingamom #mom #dad #mommy #daddy #together #moments #preciousmoments #timetogether #raisingkids #photo #photooftheday #ilovemykids #iloveyou
It was a special day in Growing Gorillas as we celebrated Slater’s birthday! Thank you for spending this special day with us! 🦍 🎉 🎈  #kids #kidsmartialarts #whitefish #montana #growinggorillas #childdevelopment #curriculum #raisingkids
I may be exaggerating...
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#TheMuzikalPoet #NoNuzikNoLife #PuttinOnForSouthFlorida #Parenting #Adulting #RaisingKids #Millenials #LetMeAskYallAQuestion
Don’t be the Dad to leave your kids and have to live with regrets. Real men face life head on, protect their own, have honor, and know how to give love unconditionally. Be that man now and not later!!🎯
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Don’t be the Dad to leave your kids and have to live with regrets. Real men face life head on, protect their own, have honor, and know how to give love unconditionally. Be that man now and not later!!🎯 • Follow @absencenomore for more 👈 • • • • • #absencenomore  #fathers  #dad  #love  #family  #fam  #proud  #momanddad  #blackwomen  #blackexcellence  #raisingkids  #raisingkings  #raisingqueens  #singledad  #singlemom  #parentingtips  #parents  #bethere  #therock  #familyovereverything  #betterman  #momlifeisthebestlife  #newdad  #expecting  #expectingmom  #pregnancy  #baby 
Mindful parenting means that you bring your conscious attention to what’s happening, instead of getting hijacked by your emotions. Mindfulness is about letting go of guilt and shame about the past and focusing on right now. It’s about accepting whatever is going on, rather than trying to change it or ignore it.
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Being a mindful parent means that you pay attention to what you’re feeling. It does not mean that you will not get angry or upset. Of course you will feel negative emotions, but acting on them mindlessly is what compromises our parenting.
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Looking forward to coaching the first round of mamas that are joining me for the mindful motherhood coaching program starting Monday ! We still have a few spots left - interested ?? Email me - melissa@mindfulmamas.com.au .
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Mindful parenting means that you bring your conscious attention to what’s happening, instead of getting hijacked by your emotions. Mindfulness is about letting go of guilt and shame about the past and focusing on right now. It’s about accepting whatever is going on, rather than trying to change it or ignore it. . Being a mindful parent means that you pay attention to what you’re feeling. It does not mean that you will not get angry or upset. Of course you will feel negative emotions, but acting on them mindlessly is what compromises our parenting. . Looking forward to coaching the first round of mamas that are joining me for the mindful motherhood coaching program starting Monday ! We still have a few spots left - interested ?? Email me - melissa@mindfulmamas.com.au . . . . . . . #mindfulmamas  #realmotherhood  #mindfulness  #motherhoodunplugged  #slowparenting  #motherhoodrising  #mindfulparenting  #consciousparenting  #consciousparentingtools  #raisingboys  #raisingkids  #raisinggirls  #emotionalintelligence  #confidentparenting 
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I make mistakes. I’m not perfect. Honest words to embrace. Being a dad will be different in each home and situation. A real father accepts their flaws, leads with love, provides, and honors the commitment as a father. Salute 👑
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I make mistakes. I’m not perfect. Honest words to embrace. Being a dad will be different in each home and situation. A real father accepts their flaws, leads with love, provides, and honors the commitment as a father. Salute 👑 • • • • • #absencenomore  #dads  #dadduties  #fam  #familystrong  #momlife  #raisingkids  #parents  #prouddad  #realdads  #familygoals  #singledad  #raisingkings  #raisingqueens  #baby  #kids  #newdad  #newdaddy  #momanddad  #love  #singlelady  #singlemom  #singlemomlife  #coparenting 
Some may have recognised that these are the same toys I have used on Zi’s bday. Well, these toys (include rhino) are his favourite. I thought of buying new jungle set animals but realised he won’t pay as much as attention when the few becomes many. He knows this group pretty well and when one goes missing he looks for it. If I give him just one, he’ll cry and ask for the rest. (So cute isn’t it)  #toddler #toddlerlife #childrentoys #animaltoys #parenting101 #raisingkids  #childrenseemagic #mumlife #sydneymum #sydneymumsandbubs
Some may have recognised that these are the same toys I have used on Zi’s bday. Well, these toys (include rhino) are his favourite. I thought of buying new jungle set animals but realised he won’t pay as much as attention when the few becomes many. He knows this group pretty well and when one goes missing he looks for it. If I give him just one, he’ll cry and ask for the rest. (So cute isn’t it) #toddler  #toddlerlife  #childrentoys  #animaltoys  #parenting101  #raisingkids  #childrenseemagic  #mumlife  #sydneymum  #sydneymumsandbubs 
As a teen, I was once embarrassed by him. Now, I’ve turned into him. #family #grandpa #important #raisingkids #ittakesavillage #helpbuildthenest
An apple a day... 🍎 They’re even better hand picked straight from the orchard. A friend took my kiddos apple picking at #greenbluff the other day. Even the 13 year old was raving about the freshness and variety. “We should go again!” 🍏
I hadn’t even realized I’d never taken them myself. A simple pleasure from childhood I took for granted. Thank goodness for the tribe. I don’t have to get to it all... and the older my kiddos get the more I appreciate other adults pouring in and sharing life with them. I couldn’t do it alone! 🍎
Tag a friend your grateful for giving to your kiddos. Let’s high five ✋ momming together... thank your tribe!
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#dancingwithchopsticks #momlife #appleaday #mommingtogether #ittakesavillage #together #community #highfive #thankafriend #lifeoutloud #livewell #intentionalliving #raisingkids #teensareawesome #lovemyboy #lovemygirl #neveralone #christiancreative #adventureiseverywhere #fallvibes #autumnharvest #findyourtribe
An apple a day... 🍎 They’re even better hand picked straight from the orchard. A friend took my kiddos apple picking at #greenbluff  the other day. Even the 13 year old was raving about the freshness and variety. “We should go again!” 🍏 I hadn’t even realized I’d never taken them myself. A simple pleasure from childhood I took for granted. Thank goodness for the tribe. I don’t have to get to it all... and the older my kiddos get the more I appreciate other adults pouring in and sharing life with them. I couldn’t do it alone! 🍎 Tag a friend your grateful for giving to your kiddos. Let’s high five ✋ momming together... thank your tribe! 🍏 #dancingwithchopsticks  #momlife  #appleaday  #mommingtogether  #ittakesavillage  #together  #community  #highfive  #thankafriend  #lifeoutloud  #livewell  #intentionalliving  #raisingkids  #teensareawesome  #lovemyboy  #lovemygirl  #neveralone  #christiancreative  #adventureiseverywhere  #fallvibes  #autumnharvest  #findyourtribe 
A lot of people ask me what I think about laws that require restaurants to add calorie counts to their menus, and I always reflect back to this memory...
I had just moved to New York City and was very deep in my eating disorder. My mom was visiting me from California for the weekend and I was trying my hardest to hide my binging from her. She didn’t know. No one did.
That day we went exploring, but I only wanted to eat at Starbucks because they had all the calories listed in plain sight. I remember walking in and turning to her, my eyes beaming and a huge smile across my face, “Isn’t New York wonderful? They require all the calories to be listed at restaurants!”
That day I ordered a fruit cup instead of the muffin I really wanted, and that night I hid in the bathroom and binged in silence while my mom slept.
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And that, friends, is what I think about calories on restaurant menus ❤️
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A lot of people ask me what I think about laws that require restaurants to add calorie counts to their menus, and I always reflect back to this memory... I had just moved to New York City and was very deep in my eating disorder. My mom was visiting me from California for the weekend and I was trying my hardest to hide my binging from her. She didn’t know. No one did. That day we went exploring, but I only wanted to eat at Starbucks because they had all the calories listed in plain sight. I remember walking in and turning to her, my eyes beaming and a huge smile across my face, “Isn’t New York wonderful? They require all the calories to be listed at restaurants!” That day I ordered a fruit cup instead of the muffin I really wanted, and that night I hid in the bathroom and binged in silence while my mom slept. ... And that, friends, is what I think about calories on restaurant menus ❤️ • 👇🏼👇🏼 For important statistics, swipe through for a wonderfully worded article featuring @chr1styharrison, who does a great job explaining the problems with listing calorie counts on menus. 👆🏼👆🏼 Save this post for the next time you need quick access to this info! • And thank you Christy for your work and your voice! ❤️ xx-Dana
'The way we talk to our children, becomes their inner voice'

So whisper them sweet words of praise & encouragement, be a gentle voice of reason & carefully bring them back to reality when need be. Being a parent is fucking hard, trying to raise a good, kind human when there's so many people in the world shaped by a bad upbringing. Hard for 2 people, harder still for 1 but the main thing is constantly trying. Not one person is perfect & its a learn on your feet job. For all though, it's constant juggling... work, home, extended family & everything else that goes into being alive, all the while that kid being your main focus. You can go to bed exhausted, drained but wake determined to give your child the best version of you. Parents... you're doing a great job. Never ever stop trying.
Kiddo... 'through chaos as it swirls, it's us against the world' 💙

#tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #parenting #parents #truth #quote #family #love #hijo #son #mama #browneyedboy #positivity #determination #blessings #blessed #scotland
'The way we talk to our children, becomes their inner voice' So whisper them sweet words of praise & encouragement, be a gentle voice of reason & carefully bring them back to reality when need be. Being a parent is fucking hard, trying to raise a good, kind human when there's so many people in the world shaped by a bad upbringing. Hard for 2 people, harder still for 1 but the main thing is constantly trying. Not one person is perfect & its a learn on your feet job. For all though, it's constant juggling... work, home, extended family & everything else that goes into being alive, all the while that kid being your main focus. You can go to bed exhausted, drained but wake determined to give your child the best version of you. Parents... you're doing a great job. Never ever stop trying. Kiddo... 'through chaos as it swirls, it's us against the world' 💙 #tbt  #throwback  #throwbackthursday  #parenting  #parents  #truth  #quote  #family  #love  #hijo  #son  #mama  #browneyedboy  #positivity  #determination  #blessings  #blessed  #scotland 
Haha this was me a few weeks ago... I'm now the proud owner of a Miele bagless vacuum cleaner 🙊Who else get's excited about this?
Haha this was me a few weeks ago... I'm now the proud owner of a Miele bagless vacuum cleaner 🙊Who else get's excited about this?
If you go to the blog and SCROLL a little bit you’ll find my wash routine. I wrote up what I do which might not work for you, but if you’ve been curious that’s it. I don’t consider myself a wash routine expert by any stretch of the imagination but I do really think a lot of the dialogue around washing diapers is overkill and excessive. I’d love to try another detergent but I’m kinda terrified 🤣🙈#clothdiapering
If you go to the blog and SCROLL a little bit you’ll find my wash routine. I wrote up what I do which might not work for you, but if you’ve been curious that’s it. I don’t consider myself a wash routine expert by any stretch of the imagination but I do really think a lot of the dialogue around washing diapers is overkill and excessive. I’d love to try another detergent but I’m kinda terrified 🤣🙈#clothdiapering 
Does mum guilt ever go away? It starts with whether a child is breastfed or formula fed. Were you able to give birth naturally or did you have a c-section? Then there’s the daycare vs stay-at-home mum discussions. (My first born was on formula, I had a c-section and he went to daycare. You can imagine the guilt...) The second one comes along and then you’re worried about neglecting your first born, giving them screen time while you try to put the newborn to sleep, resorting to unhealthy take aways because it was just such a tough day with your teething colicky baby that kept you up all night and day. The list goes on and on... I used to think I won’t have mum guilt forever, but I’m beginning to think that It will never go away. 
Today I shouted at my kids. I never shout at them but today they pushed me too far. The boys have completely stopped cleaning up after themselves the last couple of weeks. I felt like a slave, I had a moment of weakness and I lost it. My 4yo was so upset that I ended up staying at his kindy for an hour helping him make an airplane for his dad, just so he knows I still love him. 
Why do dads not experience this same level of guilt? They seem to be able to roll with things and be far more relaxed. 
Any insights? Does it go away? Is it normal or is it just me? 
About the lunches... Today the boys are having:
💎 Buckwheat Scones GF/DF (because they loved it so much yesterday and asked me to make them again)
💎 Pineapple, mango and coconut chia pudding 🍍🥥
💎 Traffic light 🚦 veggie sticks with hummus
💎 Lemonade Apples (my 4yos favourite)🍏
💎 Nectarine 🍑

Have an amazing weekend everyone! I hope it will be beautiful and sunny wherever you may be :) Sandy xo
Does mum guilt ever go away? It starts with whether a child is breastfed or formula fed. Were you able to give birth naturally or did you have a c-section? Then there’s the daycare vs stay-at-home mum discussions. (My first born was on formula, I had a c-section and he went to daycare. You can imagine the guilt...) The second one comes along and then you’re worried about neglecting your first born, giving them screen time while you try to put the newborn to sleep, resorting to unhealthy take aways because it was just such a tough day with your teething colicky baby that kept you up all night and day. The list goes on and on... I used to think I won’t have mum guilt forever, but I’m beginning to think that It will never go away. Today I shouted at my kids. I never shout at them but today they pushed me too far. The boys have completely stopped cleaning up after themselves the last couple of weeks. I felt like a slave, I had a moment of weakness and I lost it. My 4yo was so upset that I ended up staying at his kindy for an hour helping him make an airplane for his dad, just so he knows I still love him. Why do dads not experience this same level of guilt? They seem to be able to roll with things and be far more relaxed. Any insights? Does it go away? Is it normal or is it just me? About the lunches... Today the boys are having: 💎 Buckwheat Scones GF/DF (because they loved it so much yesterday and asked me to make them again) 💎 Pineapple, mango and coconut chia pudding 🍍🥥 💎 Traffic light 🚦 veggie sticks with hummus 💎 Lemonade Apples (my 4yos favourite)🍏 💎 Nectarine 🍑 Have an amazing weekend everyone! I hope it will be beautiful and sunny wherever you may be :) Sandy xo
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Long weekend begins! Camping on the lawn commences today.... #summertime
Long weekend begins! Camping on the lawn commences today.... #summertime 
Another perfect day we could simply not let pass without doing SOMETHING outside! An amazingly beautiful day at #ledgepark with all of us. Really great autumn colors, views and hiking trails. 🍁🍂🍃🐿🐰🦅
And rock climbing! The girls loved peeking over the edges of the cliffsides. Patriot liked the stroller views, too. 🙂

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Another perfect day we could simply not let pass without doing SOMETHING outside! An amazingly beautiful day at #ledgepark  with all of us. Really great autumn colors, views and hiking trails. 🍁🍂🍃🐿🐰🦅 And rock climbing! The girls loved peeking over the edges of the cliffsides. Patriot liked the stroller views, too. 🙂 #hiking  #familylife  #raisingkids  #freedom  #memoriesforlife  #autumn  #creation 
She has my heart and she knows it! She has turned her I love you’s to “love you my heart mom-mom” and i just can’t take it! I love you too my sweet gracie girl 💕
She has my heart and she knows it! She has turned her I love you’s to “love you my heart mom-mom” and i just can’t take it! I love you too my sweet gracie girl 💕
You got to admit that this one is true. 🙋🏻‍♀️ So many times we sit on the sidelines waiting for things to happen, and they never do. The reason they don’t is because you didn’t take the shot. Imagine if tomorrow you work up in the morning ready to CRUSH IT!! Who’s with me?? 🙋🏻‍♀️💪🏼💪🏼
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You got to admit that this one is true. 🙋🏻‍♀️ So many times we sit on the sidelines waiting for things to happen, and they never do. The reason they don’t is because you didn’t take the shot. Imagine if tomorrow you work up in the morning ready to CRUSH IT!! Who’s with me?? 🙋🏻‍♀️💪🏼💪🏼 • #crushingit  #garyvee  #tonyrobbins  #rachelhollis  #lewishowes  #livingyourbestlife  #last90days  #familylife  #mommalife  #mompreneur  #realtoring  #realtorlife  #nflrealtor  #veganlife  #girlboss  #goodvibesforever  #veganlife  #raisingkids  #mlbrealtor  #nbarealtor  #thursday 
Things were feeling a little too strict and rigid this week, so I decided to shut all the workbooks early today and head out to cross off one of our “fall list” activities: playing in the leaves! Even as we ran out the door, I noticed three loads of laundry that needed to be folded and I thought for a split second about calling it off to get caught up on a few things, but I’m so glad I didn’t. There will always be more items filling up  to-do lists, and I could spend all of my time checking boxes. But I hope I can remember not to let all of that inconsequential stuff take over what really matters most, what really brings us joy. I’ve had to let go of the idea that one day my kids will have memories of organized drawers, consistently folded laundry, no dishes ever in the sink 🙈
But I DO hope that they remember days like this one. I know that I will, and that I will never regret it, piles of laundry and all.
Things were feeling a little too strict and rigid this week, so I decided to shut all the workbooks early today and head out to cross off one of our “fall list” activities: playing in the leaves! Even as we ran out the door, I noticed three loads of laundry that needed to be folded and I thought for a split second about calling it off to get caught up on a few things, but I’m so glad I didn’t. There will always be more items filling up to-do lists, and I could spend all of my time checking boxes. But I hope I can remember not to let all of that inconsequential stuff take over what really matters most, what really brings us joy. I’ve had to let go of the idea that one day my kids will have memories of organized drawers, consistently folded laundry, no dishes ever in the sink 🙈 But I DO hope that they remember days like this one. I know that I will, and that I will never regret it, piles of laundry and all.
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✖️Some babies will fight a swaddle, despite all efforts and consistent attempts! Switching to a ‘hands up’ swaddle might benefit your baby better, but try not to go without any type of sleeping wrap/swaddle at all. ✖️
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Tip for arms up swaddle - the @lovetodreamaustralia (also easy to transition from arms in, to arms out when old enough!!) ❤️
✖️Some babies will fight a swaddle, despite all efforts and consistent attempts! Switching to a ‘hands up’ swaddle might benefit your baby better, but try not to go without any type of sleeping wrap/swaddle at all. ✖️ . Tip for arms up swaddle - the @lovetodreamaustralia (also easy to transition from arms in, to arms out when old enough!!) ❤️
They may also seem as though they want to drop their first nap of the day!! . 
TIP: persist! Even if it’s not being taken, still pop them down creating ‘cot for sleep’ habit, they get a little rest and your routine, although less an AM sleep, doesn’t get fudged up too badly!!
They may also seem as though they want to drop their first nap of the day!! . TIP: persist! Even if it’s not being taken, still pop them down creating ‘cot for sleep’ habit, they get a little rest and your routine, although less an AM sleep, doesn’t get fudged up too badly!!
That smile never fails to brighten my day! 💕
That smile never fails to brighten my day! 💕