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One of the local 🐶🐱clinics is 💯 when it comes to what they put up on their sign. I just thought you would all get a chuckle 🤣🤣🤣 out of this!
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#punstagram  #potty #pottytraining #growing #growwiththem #joyfulparenting #mindfulparenting #parenting #kids #raisingkids #respectfulparenting #momlife #dadlife
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Tonight we celebrate our annual school Christmas concert. Our music teacher does such an amazing job with these kids, and my oldest gets to sing in a small ensemble. It's wonderful to watch talents begin to emerge.
Tonight we celebrate our annual school Christmas concert. Our music teacher does such an amazing job with these kids, and my oldest gets to sing in a small ensemble. It's wonderful to watch talents begin to emerge.
Parenting tip: when you bribe kids with chocolate chips you can actually get them to hold still for photos. •
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William Hodding Carter II got it right, don't you think? 
#MBMomsAndbabies #momquotes #inspirational #Wednesdayquote #parenting #motherhood #raisingkids #hoddingcarter
Today, we spent the morning in the dark due to a power outage. This got us thinking... is your family ready for a power outage?  Could you survive the day in the dark?  With no heat?  No stove or microwave?  No Wi-Fi?
Today, we spent the morning in the dark due to a power outage. This got us thinking... is your family ready for a power outage? Could you survive the day in the dark? With no heat? No stove or microwave? No Wi-Fi?
❄Without a doubt, the best thing that has happened in my life was becoming this little monster's mama❄ .
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A child opens your eyes to the value and gift of life. I always wanted to be a mom and ive always had a way with kids, so i thought i knew it all. But damn, being a mom is HARD. Yes, it is also fun, adventurous, mysterious, amazing and all that good...but being a mom is challenging. It causes an insane amount of anxiety, pressure, fear, hope, love and even hurt. You never know if what you're doing is right or enough until you have moments of validation from those little critters you adore so much. Tonight, Kennidy held my face and said "thank you for playing cars with me, i love you" and it was that moment i had reassurance im doing ok. 
#momlife #workingmom #workformybaby #bossbabe #raisingkids #teaching #raisethemright #thelittlethings #mydaughter #myworld #workhard #beingamom #beingaparentishard #youredoingitright #trustyourself
❄Without a doubt, the best thing that has happened in my life was becoming this little monster's mama❄ . . . . . . . . A child opens your eyes to the value and gift of life. I always wanted to be a mom and ive always had a way with kids, so i thought i knew it all. But damn, being a mom is HARD. Yes, it is also fun, adventurous, mysterious, amazing and all that good...but being a mom is challenging. It causes an insane amount of anxiety, pressure, fear, hope, love and even hurt. You never know if what you're doing is right or enough until you have moments of validation from those little critters you adore so much. Tonight, Kennidy held my face and said "thank you for playing cars with me, i love you" and it was that moment i had reassurance im doing ok. #momlife  #workingmom  #workformybaby  #bossbabe  #raisingkids  #teaching  #raisethemright  #thelittlethings  #mydaughter  #myworld  #workhard  #beingamom  #beingaparentishard  #youredoingitright  #trustyourself 
There is so much garbage on social media 😳😳 that sometimes when I come across an interesting article, and especially if it has to do with parenting, I feel compelled to share. Yes a lot of it is common sense, but consider this a daily affirmation of sorts. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Much love to you and yours.😊😊
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Check out this link: https://dailypositiveinfo.com/harvard-psychologists-reveal-parents-who-raise-good-kids-do-these-6-things/ .
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#mom #mother #motherhood #parenthood #momlife #kids #raisingkids #raisingkidsright #raisingchildren  #children #ig_motherhood #family #motherhoodunplugged #momsofinstagram #momblogger #vancouvermom
There is so much garbage on social media 😳😳 that sometimes when I come across an interesting article, and especially if it has to do with parenting, I feel compelled to share. Yes a lot of it is common sense, but consider this a daily affirmation of sorts. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Much love to you and yours.😊😊 . . Check out this link: https://dailypositiveinfo.com/harvard-psychologists-reveal-parents-who-raise-good-kids-do-these-6-things/ . . . . #mom  #mother  #motherhood  #parenthood  #momlife  #kids  #raisingkids  #raisingkidsright  #raisingchildren  #children  #ig_motherhood  #family  #motherhoodunplugged  #momsofinstagram  #momblogger  #vancouvermom 
Bedtime routines that make my heart feel all warm and fuzzy 💖 No matter the day we've had, when its oil time it feels like time stands still and there is a calming, loving energy. There really IS enough time in each day... and I am so thankful we began and continue this routine! 🙏 I know my kids enjoy it when they bring me their personally selected oils for a back massage and chakra balance 🦋
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#chakrabalancing #bedtimeroutine #kidslife #kidsbedtime #momlife #adhdmom #pcosmom #lovingenergy #ouroilylife #yourlifeasartessentials #raisingkids #oilyphotographer #lifestylephotography #aromatherapy #reiki #essentialoils #healthyissimple
Bedtime routines that make my heart feel all warm and fuzzy 💖 No matter the day we've had, when its oil time it feels like time stands still and there is a calming, loving energy. There really IS enough time in each day... and I am so thankful we began and continue this routine! 🙏 I know my kids enjoy it when they bring me their personally selected oils for a back massage and chakra balance 🦋 . . . #chakrabalancing  #bedtimeroutine  #kidslife  #kidsbedtime  #momlife  #adhdmom  #pcosmom  #lovingenergy  #ouroilylife  #yourlifeasartessentials  #raisingkids  #oilyphotographer  #lifestylephotography  #aromatherapy  #reiki  #essentialoils  #healthyissimple 
Holidays bring so much pressure for parents to give the perfect gift. It’s important to consider if your child is responsible enough and developmentally ready. If you’re ready to take the plunge for a gaming device or cell phone remember to set up the parental controls and outline the rules and consequences with your child (and update your family media plan). This will reduce the arguments later if your children know where and when they are allowed to use the device and the consequence if they break the rules.
Holidays bring so much pressure for parents to give the perfect gift. It’s important to consider if your child is responsible enough and developmentally ready. If you’re ready to take the plunge for a gaming device or cell phone remember to set up the parental controls and outline the rules and consequences with your child (and update your family media plan). This will reduce the arguments later if your children know where and when they are allowed to use the device and the consequence if they break the rules.
Looking through photos tonight I was thinking about what I learned/realized on this trip 👇😂🤔 1. Regardless of our nationality or language us mom's all have the "look" that tells our kids they better act right asap 😂💁‍♀️
2. DJ and I are extremely minimal packers. You will not find us with 4 backpacks, 2 rolling suitcases and a huge bag for a purse 😳🎒
3. Our pink drink helped us be some of the only people not falling asleep on the bus ride back from the parks after going nonstop for 10+ hours and walking about 20,000 steps a day 🙌🚶‍♀️
4. You'll spend ridiculous amounts of money on minnie ears, light up toys, bubble wands, hair braids, pens, pins and everything else only for your kids to not want them 30 minutes later #disneytakeourmoney
5. We missed 2 nights in a row of our supplements and were amazed at how awful we felt. 😵 
Bottom line, if you're taking a magnesium supplement, probiotic and/or omega and are not sleeping all night, still have digestive issues or bloating, are not regular (yes I went there lol) or feel sluggish then they are NOT working. #truth
6. I'm so grateful that DJ and I are able to travel ✈ with our girls at such a young age.
7. I'll never go to Disney again without ponchos for the out of nowhere torrential downpour ⛈
#howmuchforakidsponcho
8. Valentina will never smile in a picture if asked 🤣
9. Things are not always going to go according to your plans. You have to adjust, be flexible and make the best of your situation #thereisalwaysasilverlining
Looking through photos tonight I was thinking about what I learned/realized on this trip 👇😂🤔 1. Regardless of our nationality or language us mom's all have the "look" that tells our kids they better act right asap 😂💁‍♀️ 2. DJ and I are extremely minimal packers. You will not find us with 4 backpacks, 2 rolling suitcases and a huge bag for a purse 😳🎒 3. Our pink drink helped us be some of the only people not falling asleep on the bus ride back from the parks after going nonstop for 10+ hours and walking about 20,000 steps a day 🙌🚶‍♀️ 4. You'll spend ridiculous amounts of money on minnie ears, light up toys, bubble wands, hair braids, pens, pins and everything else only for your kids to not want them 30 minutes later #disneytakeourmoney  5. We missed 2 nights in a row of our supplements and were amazed at how awful we felt. 😵 Bottom line, if you're taking a magnesium supplement, probiotic and/or omega and are not sleeping all night, still have digestive issues or bloating, are not regular (yes I went there lol) or feel sluggish then they are NOT working. #truth  6. I'm so grateful that DJ and I are able to travel ✈ with our girls at such a young age. 7. I'll never go to Disney again without ponchos for the out of nowhere torrential downpour ⛈ #howmuchforakidsponcho  8. Valentina will never smile in a picture if asked 🤣 9. Things are not always going to go according to your plans. You have to adjust, be flexible and make the best of your situation #thereisalwaysasilverlining 
I'm always flummoxed by the prospect of creating a charcuterie board. My friend's centerpiece at last night's gift exchange satisfied us while we "stole" gifts and argued over the rules. Looking closely, it's a formula. Posting this here so I can reproduce it for an upcoming party. Not shown: gourmet wasabi dark chocolate truffles. #ohmy #charcuterieboard #goodfriends #raisingkids #andraisingCain
I'm always flummoxed by the prospect of creating a charcuterie board. My friend's centerpiece at last night's gift exchange satisfied us while we "stole" gifts and argued over the rules. Looking closely, it's a formula. Posting this here so I can reproduce it for an upcoming party. Not shown: gourmet wasabi dark chocolate truffles. #ohmy  #charcuterieboard  #goodfriends  #raisingkids  #andraisingCain 
What's the best way to stop whining?
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Find out this and a lot more valuable tips for you and your family.
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Join our Parent with Purpose class in San Antonio on Fri Dec 21 from 10am-12nn. Click the link in our bio to sign up.
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*link in bio* Is the media partly to blame for making mothers think they aren't "good enough?" We talk about the Myth of the Super Mom in Session 8 of the Raise a Legend Podcast, with special guest April FitzGerald (@ebonmystic)

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That feeling when you're feeling REALLY loved? Like... Constantly needed and touched? Hugged? Just a little bit over the top?
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Yeah, I get it kitty. I get it.
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Like & comment below on this photo for your chance to win a $25 shop credit before my next release! I'll choose one lucky winner and announce in my story prior to release. You must be following @littlelovebugcompany to win. Good luck! 💕
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Appreciate all of your support ❤️#magicofchildhood #candidchildhood #documentyourdays #childhoodunplugged #momlife #boymom #parenting #motherhood #grandbabylove #grandbaby #momofboys #grandbabygirl #momrun #havingaboy #momboss #mompreneur #sahm #toddlermom #parenthood #mommyhood #lifewithkids #proudgrandparents #honestmom #raisingkids #pregnancy #pregnant #wildandbravelittles #ig_kids #ilovemybaby #dearestviewfinder
That feeling when you're feeling REALLY loved? Like... Constantly needed and touched? Hugged? Just a little bit over the top? . Yeah, I get it kitty. I get it. . Like & comment below on this photo for your chance to win a $25 shop credit before my next release! I'll choose one lucky winner and announce in my story prior to release. You must be following @littlelovebugcompany to win. Good luck! 💕 . . . . . . Appreciate all of your support ❤️#magicofchildhood  #candidchildhood  #documentyourdays  #childhoodunplugged  #momlife  #boymom  #parenting  #motherhood  #grandbabylove  #grandbaby  #momofboys  #grandbabygirl  #momrun  #havingaboy  #momboss  #mompreneur  #sahm  #toddlermom  #parenthood  #mommyhood  #lifewithkids  #proudgrandparents  #honestmom  #raisingkids  #pregnancy  #pregnant  #wildandbravelittles  #ig_kids  #ilovemybaby  #dearestviewfinder 
At least once a week here. Sorry to disappoint, kids, but Mom doesn’t have X-ray vision - my eyeballs need to make unimpeded visual contact with said item/person/animal/vegetable/whatever it is you’re asking about. Please. 🤦‍♀️😂
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At least once a week here. Sorry to disappoint, kids, but Mom doesn’t have X-ray vision - my eyeballs need to make unimpeded visual contact with said item/person/animal/vegetable/whatever it is you’re asking about. Please. 🤦‍♀️😂 . . . . . #kids  #noxrayvision  #notsuperman  #pleasemove  #butmom  #whatisit  #kidlife  #kidproblems  #toddlers  #momlife  #parentinghumor  #raisingkids  #questionskidsask  #kidquestions  #why  #motherhood  #dadlife  #funnyparenting  #parentingmemes  #momfailmomwin 
It's never too late to join The Lab... maker of kid scientists! 
Where kids experience the #JoyofLearning key science and character building skills to last them for years to come.

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Join us tonight at 8 pm

Topic: The Danger of Comparison 
Special guest: Tatyana Ferrer & Bri-Bri Ferrer 
Link is in the bio

#fblive #live #courting #wedding #comparison #comparing #spouse #kids #children #raisingkids #individuals
Ok so I lit these candles you can see behind the last mat in this pic and lit some Palo santo and dimmed the lights, as the girls rolled in from break I hear chatter “Oh this is so relaxing” “ I just want to go to sleep” 😂 so I guided some meditation followed by EFT ( tapping) it was magnificentness relaxation+positivity =safety and awareness #yoga #yogakids #confidentkids #raisingconfidentgirls #raisingconfidentkids #kidsmovement #anxiety #kidsanxiety #raisingkids #resilience #mom #resilientkids #calmkids #bodyawareness
Ok so I lit these candles you can see behind the last mat in this pic and lit some Palo santo and dimmed the lights, as the girls rolled in from break I hear chatter “Oh this is so relaxing” “ I just want to go to sleep” 😂 so I guided some meditation followed by EFT ( tapping) it was magnificentness relaxation+positivity =safety and awareness #yoga  #yogakids  #confidentkids  #raisingconfidentgirls  #raisingconfidentkids  #kidsmovement  #anxiety  #kidsanxiety  #raisingkids  #resilience  #mom  #resilientkids  #calmkids  #bodyawareness 
Terrible Two? Temos por aqui! Também conhecida por adolescência dos bebês, nessa fase as crianças começam a se descobrir como indivíduos com desejos e vontades próprias e a obediência que antes reinava gloriosamente por aqui, agora sumiu e nem deu satisfação 😂 #ToRindoMasQueroChorar 😂
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Dizer “não” ou dizer “vai em frente” dá na mesma 😅 Cada troca de fralda mais parece a Terceira Guerra Mundial 🧨 É briga pra entrar no banho, briga pra sair do banho, briga porque tá brigando .... sim, porque nem ele sabe o motivo da briga muitas vezes 🤦🏻‍♀️ Se jogar no chão como ato de protesto então, virou rotina por aqui 😒
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E nós seguimos com muito amor e uma dose extra galáctica de paciência, tentando não surtar mas nem sempre conseguindo 😅 Nessas horas, quando a paciência esgota, prefiro sair de perto pra não agir errado e muito menos dizer coisas das quais vou me arrepender depois. E lembrar que essa fase passa, como todas as outras .... então eu tento ao máximo investir e preservar o nosso relacionamento, que durará para sempre ❤️ #MasNãoÉMoleNão #TemDiasQueSóPorDeus 😂
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Já aviso que vai ter chuva de fotos desse ensaio ❤️
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#theterribletwo #toddler #adolescenciadobebe #birras #raisingkids #2anos #motherhood #maternidade #maternidadereal #ensaiofotografico #ensaiodefamilia
Terrible Two? Temos por aqui! Também conhecida por adolescência dos bebês, nessa fase as crianças começam a se descobrir como indivíduos com desejos e vontades próprias e a obediência que antes reinava gloriosamente por aqui, agora sumiu e nem deu satisfação 😂 #ToRindoMasQueroChorar  😂 . Dizer “não” ou dizer “vai em frente” dá na mesma 😅 Cada troca de fralda mais parece a Terceira Guerra Mundial 🧨 É briga pra entrar no banho, briga pra sair do banho, briga porque tá brigando .... sim, porque nem ele sabe o motivo da briga muitas vezes 🤦🏻‍♀️ Se jogar no chão como ato de protesto então, virou rotina por aqui 😒 . E nós seguimos com muito amor e uma dose extra galáctica de paciência, tentando não surtar mas nem sempre conseguindo 😅 Nessas horas, quando a paciência esgota, prefiro sair de perto pra não agir errado e muito menos dizer coisas das quais vou me arrepender depois. E lembrar que essa fase passa, como todas as outras .... então eu tento ao máximo investir e preservar o nosso relacionamento, que durará para sempre ❤️ #MasNãoÉMoleNão  #TemDiasQueSóPorDeus  😂 . Já aviso que vai ter chuva de fotos desse ensaio ❤️ . . . 📷@calansanderson . #theterribletwo  #toddler  #adolescenciadobebe  #birras  #raisingkids  #2anos  #motherhood  #maternidade  #maternidadereal  #ensaiofotografico  #ensaiodefamilia 
The excitement of a special delivery arriving at your door just for you ! 
Each month we can deliver a new themed art box straight to your door, filled with lots of creative and fun art and craft activities. 
Our 6 month and 12 month subscriptions are on sale with a big 40% off at the moment, the perfect time to sign up 😊🎄. Use the code FLASHSALE at checkout. 
If you purchase your subscription as a gift , you can download and print your own gift certificate for your little ones at Christmas. (Details are on the website 👆🏻)
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#christmasgiftideas #christmasideasforkids #letthemcreate #littleartists #artforkids #kidscrafts #subscriptionbox #subscriptionboxforkids #giftsforkids #creativeplay #creativekids #raisingkids #sydneykids #aussiekids
The excitement of a special delivery arriving at your door just for you ! Each month we can deliver a new themed art box straight to your door, filled with lots of creative and fun art and craft activities. Our 6 month and 12 month subscriptions are on sale with a big 40% off at the moment, the perfect time to sign up 😊🎄. Use the code FLASHSALE at checkout. If you purchase your subscription as a gift , you can download and print your own gift certificate for your little ones at Christmas. (Details are on the website 👆🏻) . . . . #christmasgiftideas  #christmasideasforkids  #letthemcreate  #littleartists  #artforkids  #kidscrafts  #subscriptionbox  #subscriptionboxforkids  #giftsforkids  #creativeplay  #creativekids  #raisingkids  #sydneykids  #aussiekids 
We've got a special Tuesday #throwback to our podcast with Nashville-based social enterprise @girlstothemoon! 🚀 #GTTM COO and co-founder @courtenayrogers joined us in May 2018 along with some amazing #miniSHEs who talked about the pressure they feel as young SHEs, how they manage stress, and ways they serve as role models. Check the #linkinbio to listen again and get ready for more amazing podcast content in 2019!⠀
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We've got a special Tuesday #throwback  to our podcast with Nashville-based social enterprise @girlstothemoon! 🚀 #GTTM  COO and co-founder @courtenayrogers joined us in May 2018 along with some amazing #miniSHEs  who talked about the pressure they feel as young SHEs, how they manage stress, and ways they serve as role models. Check the #linkinbio  to listen again and get ready for more amazing podcast content in 2019!⠀ .⠀ #youngbosSHE  #ybSHE  #girls  #raisinggirls  #raisingkids  #nashville  #socialenterprise  #girlstothemoon  #changemakers  #parenting  #growingup  #rolemodel  #podcast  #podcastguest  #entrepreneur  #career  #lifestyle  #worklife  #balance  #lifestyleblog  #workblog  #youngprofessional  #mother  #daughter 
You see this BS!! Out of the mouth of babes and no this isn’t one bit funny!
Thoughts??
#midnightconvos #kids #epicfail #raisingkids #racism #iwasntready #whatwouldyoudo #questions #podcast #reallife #issues
You see this BS!! Out of the mouth of babes and no this isn’t one bit funny!
Thoughts??
#midnightconvos #kids #epicfail #raisingkids #racism #iwasntready #whatwouldyoudo #questions #podcast #reallife #issues
Won’t make that mistake again! 🍪 🍪 🍪 *
#justforlaughs #parenting #toddler #momsofinsta #raisingkids #parentingmeme #kids #funnymemes #ebtb
She asked to watch the nutcracker ballet. How could I say no?!? #amomwithamission #emmalouiseklawitter
“HFK helped our family to start a conversation about household task sharing and really helping one another out. It’s been a great resource to help us get organized! From a mother’s perspective, I feel a lot less stressed and bitter trying to do it all. Now having the girls tasks laid out for them with specific responsibilities outlined it’s crystal clear for us and the kids.” Tara, mom of girls age 14 and 10
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“HFK helped our family to start a conversation about household task sharing and really helping one another out. It’s been a great resource to help us get organized! From a mother’s perspective, I feel a lot less stressed and bitter trying to do it all. Now having the girls tasks laid out for them with specific responsibilities outlined it’s crystal clear for us and the kids.” Tara, mom of girls age 14 and 10 * * #goodkids  #gamechanger  #familyactivities  #hireandfireyourkids  #accountability #allowance #choresforkids  #compassionatekids  #confident  #employeeofthemonth #familyfun  #familytech #familyvalues  #gamesforkids  #familytime  #raisingkids #blendedfamily 
Facebook Memories are killing me lately! Baby #6 and his deliciously fat face at 1 day old. .
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This time is actually a blur because I was struggling with insane stress leading up to his birth and some pretty gnarly depression and stress for six months afterward. I sometimes look at pictures and don't remember being in those moments.
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But we came out of it! This little dude and I are BFFs now. 💙💙💙
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If you're in a season like this right now, let me tell you it's okay and you'll come out on the other side too. Get help if you need to. Talk to someone. Hang in there! .
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#babyblues #ppd #postpartum #pregnancy #momblogger #motherhood #pnw #pnwlife #parenting #newbornlove #raisingkids #simplify #ocmom #selfcare #selflove #loveyourself #babies #morebabies #depression #parenting #newbornlife
Facebook Memories are killing me lately! Baby #6  and his deliciously fat face at 1 day old. . . This time is actually a blur because I was struggling with insane stress leading up to his birth and some pretty gnarly depression and stress for six months afterward. I sometimes look at pictures and don't remember being in those moments. . . But we came out of it! This little dude and I are BFFs now. 💙💙💙 . . If you're in a season like this right now, let me tell you it's okay and you'll come out on the other side too. Get help if you need to. Talk to someone. Hang in there! . . #babyblues  #ppd  #postpartum  #pregnancy  #momblogger  #motherhood  #pnw  #pnwlife  #parenting  #newbornlove  #raisingkids  #simplify  #ocmom  #selfcare  #selflove  #loveyourself  #babies  #morebabies  #depression  #parenting  #newbornlife 
I think Fred and Ginger are getting a bit concerned about the lack of #Christmas Decorations about the house!
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#elfideas #elfontheshelf #elfantics2018 #elfontheshelfideas #parentsofinstagram #parenting #raisingkids
Eles AINDA não estão de férias, mas hoje não foram à escola. 😶
E o primeiro dia do mais próximo de "férias" que tivemos foi um caos. 😭
Sim, porque o bicho pegou o dia inteiro. 
Miguel acordou bem e continuou zen até João descer o último degrau da escada. Pronto. Miguel incorporou o "irmão-implicante-chato-irritante" o DIA INTEIRO. 😭
Por mais que eu consiga ignorar grande parte das discussões entre eles e deixe que eles se resolvam, há momentos em que essa missão é impossível. 
A gente senta, conversa, explica. 20 segundos depois o vuco vuco recomeça.
Senta de novo, conversa mais rispidamente.
Dou 5 passos e começam as discussões.
"Senhor, me ajuda a ter a paciência necessária."🙏
E assim foi até o fim do dia.
Não, não consegui manter a calma por 10 horas seguidas sozinha com eles acordados, agitados. 
Há momentos em que a vontade é abrir a porta, sair sem rumo e sem olhar para trás.😶😭
Mas aí me dou conta que sem eles não sou capaz de passar do portão. 💕
Meu Deus, ninguém me disse que a maternidade era oscilar entre a insanidade e o amor incondicional TODOS OS DIAS. 😂💕
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#MommyLife #Maternidade #MaternidadeReal #Motherhood #RaisingKids #MaeDeMenino #MaeDeDois #TiredMommy #Ferias
Eles AINDA não estão de férias, mas hoje não foram à escola. 😶 E o primeiro dia do mais próximo de "férias" que tivemos foi um caos. 😭 Sim, porque o bicho pegou o dia inteiro. Miguel acordou bem e continuou zen até João descer o último degrau da escada. Pronto. Miguel incorporou o "irmão-implicante-chato-irritante" o DIA INTEIRO. 😭 Por mais que eu consiga ignorar grande parte das discussões entre eles e deixe que eles se resolvam, há momentos em que essa missão é impossível. A gente senta, conversa, explica. 20 segundos depois o vuco vuco recomeça. Senta de novo, conversa mais rispidamente. Dou 5 passos e começam as discussões. "Senhor, me ajuda a ter a paciência necessária."🙏 E assim foi até o fim do dia. Não, não consegui manter a calma por 10 horas seguidas sozinha com eles acordados, agitados. Há momentos em que a vontade é abrir a porta, sair sem rumo e sem olhar para trás.😶😭 Mas aí me dou conta que sem eles não sou capaz de passar do portão. 💕 Meu Deus, ninguém me disse que a maternidade era oscilar entre a insanidade e o amor incondicional TODOS OS DIAS. 😂💕 . . #MommyLife  #Maternidade  #MaternidadeReal  #Motherhood  #RaisingKids  #MaeDeMenino  #MaeDeDois  #TiredMommy  #Ferias 
Children are the future, supporting and protecting our  children while they learn important life lessons,  is an act of kindness. #lifelessons #parenting #love 
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I just never know what I’m coming home to. #twins #raisingkids #threekids #movers
I overheard someone at the airport on our way here saying to another mom in a not so nice tone, “you’re brave taking kids on your vacation, I guess it won’t be much of a vacation for you”. Yes traveling with kids is a challenge but the reward of being with them when they experience new things is amazing. My child is wild, he’s the life of a party kid and brings so much joy to our travels. So parents take the road trips, go on the trip, teach them about the world and how to love it well!! 💖 #ohmydash #morestampsonthepassport
I overheard someone at the airport on our way here saying to another mom in a not so nice tone, “you’re brave taking kids on your vacation, I guess it won’t be much of a vacation for you”. Yes traveling with kids is a challenge but the reward of being with them when they experience new things is amazing. My child is wild, he’s the life of a party kid and brings so much joy to our travels. So parents take the road trips, go on the trip, teach them about the world and how to love it well!! 💖 #ohmydash  #morestampsonthepassport 
Every morning while I’m working out I hear little feet running through the house.
Every morning he runs in our room and says, “daddy where’s mommy”
Every morning, Matt directs him down stairs.
Every morning I hear him continue to search and every morning I say, “Bray I’m down here.”
Every morning, he comes running down with his milk, my water, and giraffe.
But, today was different.
Today none of that happened.
Today he got up a little later.
A little older than he was yesterday.
Today he took the time to pick out his own clothes, shirt, pants, socks “even underwear mommy!”.
Today was a turning point in his life.
You never know when is the LAST time you’ll do something for your baby.
I know yesterday wasn’t the last time I’ll ever have to get his clothes for him, but today, without him knowing, I realized was the first day that he was a little more self sufficient.
My point?
Hug your babies, kiss your babies, read to them, enjoy changing their diapers. 
It’s exhausting yes. 
Very freaking exhausting.
But you never know when it’ll be the last time you’ll hold them, change them, and kiss them good night.
Love every single moment.
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#childhoodthroughinstagram #momsofinstagram #raisingkids #momswithcameras #mommy #boymom #preschoolmom #thisis3 #threenager #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #toddlerlife #joyfulmommas #motherhoodgoals #lifeasamama #myformerbump #stopgrowingup #honestmothering
Every morning while I’m working out I hear little feet running through the house. Every morning he runs in our room and says, “daddy where’s mommy” Every morning, Matt directs him down stairs. Every morning I hear him continue to search and every morning I say, “Bray I’m down here.” Every morning, he comes running down with his milk, my water, and giraffe. But, today was different. Today none of that happened. Today he got up a little later. A little older than he was yesterday. Today he took the time to pick out his own clothes, shirt, pants, socks “even underwear mommy!”. Today was a turning point in his life. You never know when is the LAST time you’ll do something for your baby. I know yesterday wasn’t the last time I’ll ever have to get his clothes for him, but today, without him knowing, I realized was the first day that he was a little more self sufficient. My point? Hug your babies, kiss your babies, read to them, enjoy changing their diapers. It’s exhausting yes. Very freaking exhausting. But you never know when it’ll be the last time you’ll hold them, change them, and kiss them good night. Love every single moment. . . . #childhoodthroughinstagram  #momsofinstagram  #raisingkids  #momswithcameras  #mommy  #boymom  #preschoolmom  #thisis3  #threenager  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #toddlerlife  #joyfulmommas  #motherhoodgoals  #lifeasamama  #myformerbump  #stopgrowingup  #honestmothering 
FOAM (SWORD) FIGHT | After a teRRible nights sleep (awake for hours 🙄 #thanksjetlag), today was ideal for a quiet day...
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But first, lunch🍴and then to visit our friend’s families companies and factories. So different to learn about oil machinery parts as well as manufacturing huge foam blocks 🏭. So much for Noah to write about in his holiday journal for school ✍️
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Best parts? Foam sword fight with daddy ⚔️ and riding in the backseat with no car seat 🤟#whatroadrules
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Jetlag hit again this afternoon 😴 Home now to pack... off to #Patagonia tomorrow! ✈️
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FOAM (SWORD) FIGHT | After a teRRible nights sleep (awake for hours 🙄 #thanksjetlag ), today was ideal for a quiet day... • But first, lunch🍴and then to visit our friend’s families companies and factories. So different to learn about oil machinery parts as well as manufacturing huge foam blocks 🏭. So much for Noah to write about in his holiday journal for school ✍️ • Best parts? Foam sword fight with daddy ⚔️ and riding in the backseat with no car seat 🤟#whatroadrules  • Jetlag hit again this afternoon 😴 Home now to pack... off to #Patagonia  tomorrow! ✈️ • #themamadaze  #familyholiday  #travelwithkids  #kids  #raisingkids  #mumlife  #factory  #buenosaires  #holiday  #jetlag  #carnap  #argentina  #southamerica 
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Whew, this is a message.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! And maybe a tiny bit stressful?? If you’re feeling ALL the emotions with parenting this holiday season, let’s chat! We’ll create a family plan to get you through the holiday break intact and still head over heels about the kids!! 😂 #raisingkids #simplykids #calmparenting #activitiesforkids #fostercare #parenting #positiveparenting #happyfamily #happyparenting #calmhome #holidaystress #survivingtheholidays #resilientkids #parentssupportingparents #parentingadvice #parentingsupport
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! And maybe a tiny bit stressful?? If you’re feeling ALL the emotions with parenting this holiday season, let’s chat! We’ll create a family plan to get you through the holiday break intact and still head over heels about the kids!! 😂 #raisingkids  #simplykids  #calmparenting  #activitiesforkids  #fostercare  #parenting  #positiveparenting  #happyfamily  #happyparenting  #calmhome  #holidaystress  #survivingtheholidays  #resilientkids  #parentssupportingparents  #parentingadvice  #parentingsupport 
I'm sneaking one of my daughter's Christmas presents here...shhhh...no sharing the secret! 
As a #type1diabetic I love that American Girl makes a diabetic supply kit for dolls. (*Comes with medical bag, pump, infusion set, insulin pen, glucose tablets, med ID bracelet, Lancet device and glucose meter)  I was even more excited that my daughter asked for the kit (even tho she doesn't have diabetes) because it opens an opportunity for two things:

1) Even though she has grown up watching me treat my diabetes, this gives her an interactive way to find out more and not feel scared or overwhelmed by what she doesn't know. 
2) This is creating compassion in her for t1d friends and strangers alike that she may encounter. Now she gets to explore hands on what day to day with diabetes is like.

I shared my own version of all the stuff in her kit for comparison...and yes...I'm going to pack  all her doll kit back up and let her play with it. (I promise. Just 5 more minutes...) We all have hard stories that we want to shelter our kids from. But sometimes God uses our journey to train them in compassion and shape their own stories. What have you walked through with your kids that has had unexpected positives in their lives? OR how do you cultivate compassion in your kids through your daily activities and habits?

#t1d #americangirldoll #diabetesfun #miniinsulinkit #diabeticlife #daughterofdiabetic #diabeticdoll #t1dawareness #chroniccompassion #raisingkids #momlife  #playtime
I'm sneaking one of my daughter's Christmas presents here...shhhh...no sharing the secret! As a #type1diabetic  I love that American Girl makes a diabetic supply kit for dolls. (*Comes with medical bag, pump, infusion set, insulin pen, glucose tablets, med ID bracelet, Lancet device and glucose meter) I was even more excited that my daughter asked for the kit (even tho she doesn't have diabetes) because it opens an opportunity for two things: 1) Even though she has grown up watching me treat my diabetes, this gives her an interactive way to find out more and not feel scared or overwhelmed by what she doesn't know. 2) This is creating compassion in her for t1d friends and strangers alike that she may encounter. Now she gets to explore hands on what day to day with diabetes is like. I shared my own version of all the stuff in her kit for comparison...and yes...I'm going to pack all her doll kit back up and let her play with it. (I promise. Just 5 more minutes...) We all have hard stories that we want to shelter our kids from. But sometimes God uses our journey to train them in compassion and shape their own stories. What have you walked through with your kids that has had unexpected positives in their lives? OR how do you cultivate compassion in your kids through your daily activities and habits? #t1d  #americangirldoll  #diabetesfun  #miniinsulinkit  #diabeticlife  #daughterofdiabetic  #diabeticdoll  #t1dawareness  #chroniccompassion  #raisingkids  #momlife  #playtime 
Carl Jung. Children begin to learn before they’re able to process the world linguistically - that means that what we DO has more impact than what we say. Even when we develop language, our unconscious still pays a lot of attention to others’ actions, especially when they don’t align with their words
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This is why I like to go back in time with my clients and understand how they felt about their early relationships. Often this gets confused with ‘blaming the parents’ but if that was the purpose we’d make no progress! Assigning blame doesn’t achieve much, but understanding the WHY helps us move forward. Understanding the origins of the internalised vicious voice helps us distinguish it from our own internal voice. Understanding why our parents are the way they are helps us find empathy and forgiveness for any mistakes they’ve made. Understanding early friendships and sibling relationships helps us dissect what beliefs we’ve formed about ourselves
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The honest truth is that EVERY parent is going to screw up their child in some way - because perfection doesn’t exist! There’s always something we do as parents that leads to a problem... I try very hard to choose which negative I can live with, rather than trying to find perfection and being unaware of the potential negatives. I also always try and say sorry when I’m not my best self... and explain my emotions so I’m modelling self acceptance and emotional reflection
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Kids (and the adults they grow up to be) are a reflection of the actions they see in the world. You don’t have to be perfect to be a good parent, and you don’t have to have perfect parents to be a good person. Self acceptance and apologies when you falter are important. Reflect on your early experiences with a focus on curiosity and understanding, rather than blame. Reflect on your own parenting with a focus on curiosity and understanding, rather than self criticism. Most importantly, remember that “your actions speak so loudly I can’t hear a word you’re saying” (@thinkgray says that a lot but I’m 90% sure he stole it from someone!) 💜 #thinkgray
Carl Jung. Children begin to learn before they’re able to process the world linguistically - that means that what we DO has more impact than what we say. Even when we develop language, our unconscious still pays a lot of attention to others’ actions, especially when they don’t align with their words . . This is why I like to go back in time with my clients and understand how they felt about their early relationships. Often this gets confused with ‘blaming the parents’ but if that was the purpose we’d make no progress! Assigning blame doesn’t achieve much, but understanding the WHY helps us move forward. Understanding the origins of the internalised vicious voice helps us distinguish it from our own internal voice. Understanding why our parents are the way they are helps us find empathy and forgiveness for any mistakes they’ve made. Understanding early friendships and sibling relationships helps us dissect what beliefs we’ve formed about ourselves . . The honest truth is that EVERY parent is going to screw up their child in some way - because perfection doesn’t exist! There’s always something we do as parents that leads to a problem... I try very hard to choose which negative I can live with, rather than trying to find perfection and being unaware of the potential negatives. I also always try and say sorry when I’m not my best self... and explain my emotions so I’m modelling self acceptance and emotional reflection . . Kids (and the adults they grow up to be) are a reflection of the actions they see in the world. You don’t have to be perfect to be a good parent, and you don’t have to have perfect parents to be a good person. Self acceptance and apologies when you falter are important. Reflect on your early experiences with a focus on curiosity and understanding, rather than blame. Reflect on your own parenting with a focus on curiosity and understanding, rather than self criticism. Most importantly, remember that “your actions speak so loudly I can’t hear a word you’re saying” (@thinkgray says that a lot but I’m 90% sure he stole it from someone!) 💜 #thinkgray 
I live in Thousand Oaks, CA. My community has had the worst 5 days I can imagine.
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Last week, 13 people, including a police officer, died at a local bar/dance club that my kids and even I have been to countless times.
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Just as the community was beginning to mourn and gather around the grief-stricken families, our town and neighboring areas sustained two simultaneous fires, burning hundreds of homes and causing mass evacuations and damage.
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I can’t even wrap my brain around any of it. The loss...the pain...the fear...it’s been a lot in a short period of time.
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Though we are #thousandoaksstrong, we are also raw.
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Our kids must be overwhelmed if the adults are barely holding it together.
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Teach your kids to see the blessings in the pain; the valuable lessons of learning what is truly important as you gather very few belongings; look for the kindness of those who are helping those in need; look at the firefighters and police officers who run in when we are all running away - they are truly heroes. Listen to their fears and be with them in it. Life is sometimes hard, don’t make it better FOR them, get through it WITH them.
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#parenting #parentingtips #mom #dad #momlife #dadlife #family #love #familylove #kids #parent #parenthood #raisingkids #children #raisinggreatkids #mommy #daddy #therapy #relationships #thousandoaks #woolseyfire #hillfire #gratitude #connection #selfcare #balancedparenting  #compassion #bettealkazian #kindness
I live in Thousand Oaks, CA. My community has had the worst 5 days I can imagine. • Last week, 13 people, including a police officer, died at a local bar/dance club that my kids and even I have been to countless times. • Just as the community was beginning to mourn and gather around the grief-stricken families, our town and neighboring areas sustained two simultaneous fires, burning hundreds of homes and causing mass evacuations and damage. • I can’t even wrap my brain around any of it. The loss...the pain...the fear...it’s been a lot in a short period of time. • Though we are #thousandoaksstrong , we are also raw. • Our kids must be overwhelmed if the adults are barely holding it together. • Teach your kids to see the blessings in the pain; the valuable lessons of learning what is truly important as you gather very few belongings; look for the kindness of those who are helping those in need; look at the firefighters and police officers who run in when we are all running away - they are truly heroes. Listen to their fears and be with them in it. Life is sometimes hard, don’t make it better FOR them, get through it WITH them. • Hug your babies tight and remember to be grateful. • ❤️ Bette . . . . . . . #parenting  #parentingtips  #mom  #dad  #momlife  #dadlife  #family  #love  #familylove  #kids  #parent  #parenthood  #raisingkids  #children  #raisinggreatkids  #mommy  #daddy  #therapy  #relationships  #thousandoaks  #woolseyfire  #hillfire  #gratitude  #connection  #selfcare  #balancedparenting  #compassion  #bettealkazian  #kindness 
Teaching my little guy about what tones are polite and rude have been interesting. The "okayyyy!" Vs the "ok". At first I got upset and said, "excuse me, that is not a polite way to say ok". He continued to do it a few more times until I realized that he didn't understand why it was rude. So for our usual nightime stories, I told him one about a little boy who was rude to his mommy and daddy and how it sounded...and also how others heard it. Than I told him how happy his mommy and daddy were when this little boy started to answer kindly. 
He understood the difference hearing it from a non accusation point of view. 
Today he answered me saying "okayyy" than without a word in between, said..."I mean, ok mommy" 😍
We do not need to hurt our kids emotionally (or physically) in order for them to understand and be guided in the right direction😍😍
My son's self esteem and self confidence wasent hurt by me telling him how rude he was and the result is what I had hoped for.
Teaching my little guy about what tones are polite and rude have been interesting. The "okayyyy!" Vs the "ok". At first I got upset and said, "excuse me, that is not a polite way to say ok". He continued to do it a few more times until I realized that he didn't understand why it was rude. So for our usual nightime stories, I told him one about a little boy who was rude to his mommy and daddy and how it sounded...and also how others heard it. Than I told him how happy his mommy and daddy were when this little boy started to answer kindly. He understood the difference hearing it from a non accusation point of view. Today he answered me saying "okayyy" than without a word in between, said..."I mean, ok mommy" 😍 We do not need to hurt our kids emotionally (or physically) in order for them to understand and be guided in the right direction😍😍 My son's self esteem and self confidence wasent hurt by me telling him how rude he was and the result is what I had hoped for.
The best kind of mail has arrived! 🎉 Poor little Bow nearly didn't get one as he didn't have a name when we sent the girls postcards off on their journey to cyber Pole 🙈 Luckily I suddenly remembered at the last minute! 🙌 These letters are one of my favorite parts of the festive season 🎅💕
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The best kind of mail has arrived! 🎉 Poor little Bow nearly didn't get one as he didn't have a name when we sent the girls postcards off on their journey to cyber Pole 🙈 Luckily I suddenly remembered at the last minute! 🙌 These letters are one of my favorite parts of the festive season 🎅💕 • • • • #santa  #tradition  #joyful  #festive  #joy  #happiness  #memories  #santamail  #letters  #mail  #christmas  #xmas2018  #christmasprep  #reindeer  #sparkle  #thesemoments  #motherhoodnz  #nzmama  #nzpost  #momsofig  #festiveseason  #momofthree  #lifeasmama  #raisingkids  #earthmama  #clickinmoms  #candidmoments  #newborn  #holidayseason 
Raising a middle school boy, almost teen is so hard!
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The Mommy-Son relationship is different, the divide starts to happen, but they still "need you" and you just want them to be your little boy!
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So when Bryce wants to give me a hug, it makes my Mommy heart happy💙
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I told him that I needed to document this!
Raising a middle school boy, almost teen is so hard! . The Mommy-Son relationship is different, the divide starts to happen, but they still "need you" and you just want them to be your little boy! . So when Bryce wants to give me a hug, it makes my Mommy heart happy💙 . I told him that I needed to document this!
Don’t raise kids to H A V E more than you had, raise kids to B E more than you were ❤️
Don’t raise kids to H A V E more than you had, raise kids to B E more than you were ❤️
Still looking for Xmas gifts? ⠀
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I thought I was almost done, not s chance! I’ve remembered 5 other gifts I sneed to sort out, it never ends! ⠀
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We have 20% off Storewide code MFB to help you out 😉
Still looking for Xmas gifts? ⠀ .⠀ I thought I was almost done, not s chance! I’ve remembered 5 other gifts I sneed to sort out, it never ends! ⠀ .⠀ We have 20% off Storewide code MFB to help you out 😉
Do you know how often it is suggested to me to have Kai checked for ADD? Once a week. Family, friends, people at the park. I started to get worried, second guessing my knowledge of his character. Until I asked one of his teachers, to which she laughed and said “No babe, he is just a normal energetic boy!”. But I don’t get annoyed when people ask or suggest, because I’m glad that people feel comfortable to voice their perceptions to me. Because I would never had really noticed! I like getting feedback about my kids. I used to be defensive and offended and now I see it as a gesture of love and care for my humans. I am 100% okay with that - because it is true when they say it takes a village to raise kids!✨🌻 #raisingkids #openheart #openmind #love #villageofparents
Do you know how often it is suggested to me to have Kai checked for ADD? Once a week. Family, friends, people at the park. I started to get worried, second guessing my knowledge of his character. Until I asked one of his teachers, to which she laughed and said “No babe, he is just a normal energetic boy!”. But I don’t get annoyed when people ask or suggest, because I’m glad that people feel comfortable to voice their perceptions to me. Because I would never had really noticed! I like getting feedback about my kids. I used to be defensive and offended and now I see it as a gesture of love and care for my humans. I am 100% okay with that - because it is true when they say it takes a village to raise kids!✨🌻 #raisingkids  #openheart  #openmind  #love  #villageofparents 
I didn’t choose the thug life.
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The thug life chose me.
I didn’t choose the thug life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The thug life chose me.
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I'm always thinking about making a positive impact on my kids. On the daily. I'm always so concerned that they feel like they are cared for, that they feel the value in being kind. In being sincere
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I used to think, as many probably do, that in order to parent successfully, you need to hide those things about yourself that you dont really like, or that you think are going to be detrimental to their 'growing-up'. I came to realize though, that not being totally 'sincere' around them was going to send mixed messages. Kind of like 'do as I say not as I do'. So, while it is not a perfect science, we do our best to really raw with our kids. If things aren't well in some way, we talk to them in an age appropriate way, but enough so that they know that we are open and honest, of course hoping that in return, this models the values we want to instill. Lead the way, so to speak. Lemme tell ya: kids hypocrisy radar? Always on
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I loved this moment. It was a great day. This was taken at Devonian Gardens DT #yyc
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F • A • M • I • L • Y . I'm always thinking about making a positive impact on my kids. On the daily. I'm always so concerned that they feel like they are cared for, that they feel the value in being kind. In being sincere . I used to think, as many probably do, that in order to parent successfully, you need to hide those things about yourself that you dont really like, or that you think are going to be detrimental to their 'growing-up'. I came to realize though, that not being totally 'sincere' around them was going to send mixed messages. Kind of like 'do as I say not as I do'. So, while it is not a perfect science, we do our best to really raw with our kids. If things aren't well in some way, we talk to them in an age appropriate way, but enough so that they know that we are open and honest, of course hoping that in return, this models the values we want to instill. Lead the way, so to speak. Lemme tell ya: kids hypocrisy radar? Always on . Parenting is amazing. But it can also be the worst day of your life. Somewhere in the middle, there's that sweet spot where you can just enjoy watching them grow up . I loved this moment. It was a great day. This was taken at Devonian Gardens DT #yyc  . #captionphotographyyyc  #thephotographerinplaid  #photographerinbrixton  #plaidparazzi  #family  #munoz  #funmessylove  #vans  #canadianliving  #canadianfamily  #love  #autismawareness  #asd  #moments  #gardens  #devoniangardens  #downtown  #staycay  #kids  #raisingkids  #loveyourtribe  #mytribe  #parenting  #modern  #eldermillenial  #portrait  #luxelens  #moody  #thankful 
This is literally the site I see all day. Always running away from me with a mischievous grin on her face. Maybe you think it’s cute but it’s freaking exhausting!!! Exercise program? Who needs ‘em when you have an energetic toddler who loves to runnnnnn.
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Some days it’s fine... I accept my fate... chasing a toddler all dang day. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Some days we need to GTF going! Things to do. Errands to run. And the holidays are a little that way more of the time. So when my nerves start to get fried from this little one having “other plans” and being very adamant about it, I pull out my BBG roller. I apply it to the back of my neck and my pulse points, inhale deeply from my wrists and wait a few secs for it to kick in.
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Now that my toddler is miles away while I stood here and applied my roller 🤣 at least I’m not as irritated running after her. 🙄
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Sing it with me, “just a little patience, yeeaaaah yeah, need a little patience...”
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These oils really do help calm those frazzled stressed nerves. I don’t know how moms do it without oils... you are making things too hard on yourself!!!
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Mama, get some for yourself, for your sanity, you are worth it!! I’m sharing my BBG recipe over at @oilrocker - check it out! You can thank me later. 😘
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#raisingkids #motherhoodmoments #myhonestmotherhood #honestmother #sandiegomom
This is literally the site I see all day. Always running away from me with a mischievous grin on her face. Maybe you think it’s cute but it’s freaking exhausting!!! Exercise program? Who needs ‘em when you have an energetic toddler who loves to runnnnnn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some days it’s fine... I accept my fate... chasing a toddler all dang day. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Some days we need to GTF going! Things to do. Errands to run. And the holidays are a little that way more of the time. So when my nerves start to get fried from this little one having “other plans” and being very adamant about it, I pull out my BBG roller. I apply it to the back of my neck and my pulse points, inhale deeply from my wrists and wait a few secs for it to kick in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that my toddler is miles away while I stood here and applied my roller 🤣 at least I’m not as irritated running after her. 🙄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sing it with me, “just a little patience, yeeaaaah yeah, need a little patience...” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, yes, this roller has White Angelica, the infamous “Patience in a Bottle” blend in it. A mom “must have”! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These oils really do help calm those frazzled stressed nerves. I don’t know how moms do it without oils... you are making things too hard on yourself!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mama, get some for yourself, for your sanity, you are worth it!! I’m sharing my BBG recipe over at @oilrocker - check it out! You can thank me later. 😘 . . . . . #momsohard  #momsrock  #momlife  #momlifeisthebest  #momliferocks  #momsunite  #liveauthentically  #realmom  #realmomlife  #thisismotherhood  #thisismomlife  #momproblems  #joyfulmama  #therealinstamoms  #mymamahood  #simplymamahood  #momentsinmotherhood  #motherhooduprising  #hormones  #motherhoodintheraw  #raisingthefuture  #raisingkids  #motherhoodmoments  #myhonestmotherhood  #honestmother  #sandiegomom 
We all have the same 24 hours a day.
8 hours we sleep
8 hours we work
It makes the difference what you do in the other 8 hours.

Stand out! Make a difference!

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To the taxi drive that will drive your kids around from one end of town to another at a minutes notice.
To the cook that helps out with a few meals prepared a week.
To the seamstress that fixes any loose threads or clothing modifications at the snap of our fingers.
To the after hours day carer
To the pet minder
To the gardener

To Nana Jane (Mum), Happy Birthday ♥️♥️♥️ and thank you 🙏🏼 Sure, you can raise kids on your own, but the village enriches their lives (and makes my life a hell of a lot easier) Mum is a big part of my village (I’m definitely the Chief 🤣)
#coparenting #family #raisingkids #modernfamilies #oldfashionedfamilies #sorryshestoobusyhelpingmetohelpyou
To the taxi drive that will drive your kids around from one end of town to another at a minutes notice. To the cook that helps out with a few meals prepared a week. To the seamstress that fixes any loose threads or clothing modifications at the snap of our fingers. To the after hours day carer To the pet minder To the gardener To Nana Jane (Mum), Happy Birthday ♥️♥️♥️ and thank you 🙏🏼 Sure, you can raise kids on your own, but the village enriches their lives (and makes my life a hell of a lot easier) Mum is a big part of my village (I’m definitely the Chief 🤣) #coparenting  #family  #raisingkids  #modernfamilies  #oldfashionedfamilies  #sorryshestoobusyhelpingmetohelpyou 
When anyone in my house is suffering from a cold, allergies or flu, the entire line of Breathe Blend products are a life saver!
🌱The lozenges are always on me because they are so easy to just pop one in our mouths when we are on the go! Clears up a stuffy nose like magic and they taste like a treat!💫
🌱The oil can be applied diluted to the bottoms of the feet, as well as the sinus and chest area to really open up the airways for easy breathing! I don’t know about you guys but there is almost nothing worse than a stuffy nose when you’re trying to fall asleep at night!There’s also the easy vapor stick that the littles can apply all by themselves! So convenient! I personally love applying Breathe Blend to my chest before exercising because I love how it opens up the airways so I feel like I can breathe easier during a great workout!💪🏼😅
🌱Breathe natural drops are a blend of selected oils from doTERRA Breathe CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oil blend mixed into a respiratory drop to make it more convenient to enjoy the benefits of these oils. Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Melissa, and Cardamom essential oils all help to clean and soothe airways.
💕Please feel free to message me for more information on any of these products or if you’d like to purchase these for your family.
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When anyone in my house is suffering from a cold, allergies or flu, the entire line of Breathe Blend products are a life saver! 🌱The lozenges are always on me because they are so easy to just pop one in our mouths when we are on the go! Clears up a stuffy nose like magic and they taste like a treat!💫 🌱The oil can be applied diluted to the bottoms of the feet, as well as the sinus and chest area to really open up the airways for easy breathing! I don’t know about you guys but there is almost nothing worse than a stuffy nose when you’re trying to fall asleep at night!There’s also the easy vapor stick that the littles can apply all by themselves! So convenient! I personally love applying Breathe Blend to my chest before exercising because I love how it opens up the airways so I feel like I can breathe easier during a great workout!💪🏼😅 🌱Breathe natural drops are a blend of selected oils from doTERRA Breathe CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oil blend mixed into a respiratory drop to make it more convenient to enjoy the benefits of these oils. Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Melissa, and Cardamom essential oils all help to clean and soothe airways. 💕Please feel free to message me for more information on any of these products or if you’d like to purchase these for your family. • • • • #blessedlife  #beautifullife  #essentialoils  #plantbased  #naturalsolutions  #naturalhealth  #doterra  #lovinglife  #naturalremedies  #holistichealth  #momlife  #holisticmedicine  #holistichealing  #naturalhealing  #naturalmedicine  #wellness  #health  #healthyfamily  #healthylife  #raisingkids  #livingourbestlife  #livingmybestlife  #naturalwellness  #healthykids  #naturalproducts  #coldandflu  #breathe 
this #repost ... it’s simply the best advice ever! ❤️✌🏻 ・・・
"I see your fear, but I also see your courage and it's bigger." Wise words from Abby Wambach on teaching your kids to take on the challenges of life. 🙌

#ninasflyingneedle #raisingkids
this #repost  ... it’s simply the best advice ever! ❤️✌🏻 ・・・ "I see your fear, but I also see your courage and it's bigger." Wise words from Abby Wambach on teaching your kids to take on the challenges of life. 🙌 #ninasflyingneedle  #raisingkids 
Resilience, & how best to build it, is a topic that’s become very popular in Psychology. It’s something that we think about a lot here at The Brave Space too. But what actually IS resilience? 🤔
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I recently read this definition 👆🏻& loved it because it sums up what is at the heart of the issue when it comes to resilience + kids.
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Research tells us that resilience is likely a mix of factors we inherit (our genetic predisposition) as well as some we learn. This is great news as it means it’s something we can ALL work on fostering (in ourselves + our kiddos). Mindset is everything, right from the start 💫
Resilience, & how best to build it, is a topic that’s become very popular in Psychology. It’s something that we think about a lot here at The Brave Space too. But what actually IS resilience? 🤔 . I recently read this definition 👆🏻& loved it because it sums up what is at the heart of the issue when it comes to resilience + kids. . Research tells us that resilience is likely a mix of factors we inherit (our genetic predisposition) as well as some we learn. This is great news as it means it’s something we can ALL work on fostering (in ourselves + our kiddos). Mindset is everything, right from the start 💫
Got one final blog post in for 2018 🙌...hoping to be a better #blogger in 2019 🤞 Check out my post (link in profile 👆) for great, easy holiday giving options to help those in need this holiday season! Busy or not, we all can try to give and share in the true magic of this season✨ ♥️ #blogpost #momblogger #newpost #motherhood #blogger #bloglife .
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#holidaygiving #helpingothers #tistheseason #life #love #giving #becharitable #generosity #givingisthegreatestgift #blog #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #raisingkids #bekind #momblog #mombloggers #momlife #❤️ #instamom #instagood #instablog #instalove #bloggerlife
Got one final blog post in for 2018 🙌...hoping to be a better #blogger  in 2019 🤞 Check out my post (link in profile 👆) for great, easy holiday giving options to help those in need this holiday season! Busy or not, we all can try to give and share in the true magic of this season✨ ♥️ #blogpost  #momblogger  #newpost  #motherhood  #blogger  #bloglife  . . . . . . . . . . . . . #holidaygiving  #helpingothers  #tistheseason  #life  #love  #giving  #becharitable  #generosity  #givingisthegreatestgift  #blog  #motherhoodunplugged  #honestmotherhood  #raisingkids  #bekind  #momblog  #mombloggers  #momlife  #❤️ #instamom  #instagood  #instablog  #instalove  #bloggerlife 
If your kid calls 911 to complain about cleaning her room, you might need to start playing Hire and Fire your Kids.

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#wfhmom #workingmom #blendedfamily #familylife #raisingkids #familyvalues
Give a child the gift of friendship this year by giving an MVP Kids book! Our diverse cast of MVP Kids is fun and relatable and will grow up with your child throughout our leveled series. As children read our books, they will see what it means to be a good friend and will be inspired to be a good friend to those around them. This holiday season give a child the gift of friendship – give an MVP Kids book! Visit MVPkids.com and also find us on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine retailers’ websites.
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#friendship #mvpkids #inspirecharacter #holidayseason #holidaygifts #childrensbooks #parenting #raisingkids #christmas #growingup #goodbooks #readtokids
Give a child the gift of friendship this year by giving an MVP Kids book! Our diverse cast of MVP Kids is fun and relatable and will grow up with your child throughout our leveled series. As children read our books, they will see what it means to be a good friend and will be inspired to be a good friend to those around them. This holiday season give a child the gift of friendship – give an MVP Kids book! Visit MVPkids.com and also find us on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine retailers’ websites. . . . . #friendship  #mvpkids  #inspirecharacter  #holidayseason  #holidaygifts  #childrensbooks  #parenting  #raisingkids  #christmas  #growingup  #goodbooks  #readtokids 
DU & ICH ❤️
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Was wir jetzt schon immer für nen Spaß zusammen haben, unglaublich. Ich liebs einfach mich mit dir zusammen schepps zu lachen, kleine Quatschbirne 😘
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Here to sticking to the workouts, Thanks to @sweat I’m able to workout from home and use my kids as weights, here’s to a healthier happier me 💙
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We woke up to the first snow of the season (there wasn’t much, but still!)
So we put off school for a couple of hours and played, the kids drove the four-wheeler with Dad down the road to shovel our neighbor’s driveway, and then we came inside to warm up with pancakes and hot chocolate while we read scriptures and Christmas stories. I love mornings like this.
We woke up to the first snow of the season (there wasn’t much, but still!) So we put off school for a couple of hours and played, the kids drove the four-wheeler with Dad down the road to shovel our neighbor’s driveway, and then we came inside to warm up with pancakes and hot chocolate while we read scriptures and Christmas stories. I love mornings like this.
Yesterday’s handwriting/grammar assignment: writing letters to Santa! Some elves came during the night and got the letters out of our north pole mailbox, it was very exciting 😄
Yesterday’s handwriting/grammar assignment: writing letters to Santa! Some elves came during the night and got the letters out of our north pole mailbox, it was very exciting 😄