I love books📚. I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting that yours will ever be...and I want my kid to experience the same feeling so I never miss a chance to involve him with anything related to books🤗
Got him to lend a hand in cleaning my books and shrink wrapping them and that was a good conversation starter!
He marveled at the cover art of some or the sheer size of others...Asked me which book was about what, my fav writer, my fav book and endless other things. Some he reserved reading for himself for when he would be old enough😀 We did this for total 3 hours and time just flew!!🤗😇
"When we share toys with each other, we will all be happier." Get your kids to sing this over and over again and maybe there will be less arguments among the kids 😉 Check out the full video! Link in bio 👆🏽#omarandhana#alhamdulillah#eiduladha
My kids love eating roti canai in the mornings especially during the weekends. Roti means bread in Hindi, Malay and Urdu. What does canai mean? We aren't too sure what it means too but we still love our roti canai because it's just too good to pass 🤣 Whether or not you're on a diet, you can't say no to this one! .
Since we are on the topic of food, what are you planning to cook for Eid? Do share with us! For Malaysians, we are celebrating Eid Ul Adha tomorrow 😉 #omarandhana#eiduladha#roti
This little munchkins health has copped a hit this last week so I’m getting as much goodness into her as I can! Vitamin C, whole food powders, green smoothies and lots of extra cuddles!
Pep loved this smoothie which was frozen banana, pear, pineapple, baby spinach and coconut water with antioxidant berry blend.
Isn’t it heartbreaking when your kids are sick? I feel so helpless! 😔
What works for your babies when they’re unwell? Any tips or tricks? 💚
Yup. #motivationmonday , kids.
Something really ticked me off today— something involving my daughter and an unexpected turn of events that felt hurtful, rude and really disappointing on our end. (Don’t worry, trivial stuff. But still annoying.)
As angry & frustrated as I was (still am), I kept my cool and took the high road for once. I honestly leveled with my daughter, explained the disappointment and then said, “But everything will be fine.”
Because toughening up and training yourself to not let everything get to you on a personal level is underrated. Even when it feels personal.
Get tough, honey. Because you’re better than that. #thefabmom
I'm excited to offer "First Day of School" printable signs! There's still time to order your digital sign to create memories of your child's first day of school. Just print, frame and share! Link in Bio
When you’re a mom you never “clock out.” Anything from dealing with pumping (the worst!), or just missing and worrying your little one(s), your job is never done. Mom-ing is a full time, forever commitment.
This little girl is tuckered out! Our kids have such a unique life. They’ve been raised in all of our businesses and it’s made them such capable amazing little people! This little girl spent her weekend hopping between taking orders at the #crabshack window (with no computer system or calculator mind you) and rocking out the drink station! She’s been raised spending 12 hrs a day during the summer in our Shack & is finally at an age where she can fully hold her own and ROCK IT! .
My favorite part, is watching all of the adults freak out while she quickly tallies their order total & then makes their change 🤔 Some want to help, others stare in amazement, but everyone stares at me with this look of wonderment as she does it all correctly and quicker than they could 🤣🤣🤣 .
Peeking up from the computer for a sec.
You ever been grinding so hard that you don’t want to do ANYTHING until you meet your goal? Hubby asked if I want to go out for donuts? Nope. Hershey Park this week? Nope.
Honestly I don’t even want to take a break to eat dinner at the table with the family. I’ll just take a sandwich at my computer right now, thank you. Sometimes that type of focused tunnel vision is required.
I went to sleep at 5am this morning…up all night working. Woke back up at 9am…working. And wasn’t tired all day. Ever been that excited about what you are working on?
I’ve been here before. It’s a birthing. Something God plans for me to do so he puts fire in me to make sure I get it done.
Most won’t even get it. You try to explain and it comes out like baby talk. Don’t even try to explain. Just work. It’s meant for you to get right now. No one else. They’ll get it when it’s time. You’ll be on the next level by then. Keep grinding; blinders on. #GodsPlan#stayfocused
You can win. As long as you keep your head to the sky.
The #NJSA Mentoring Values People (MVP) Program is designed to pair young or new showmen (12 years old or younger) with older or more experienced showmen (14 to 21 years old). The goal of the program is to foster relationships between members, giving young people a trusted source for advice. The program has been revamped to include more leadership and educational development, but it doesn't skimp on the fun! The registration deadline to be a mentor or a protegee is Friday, August 24. For more information and to register, visit the #NSR website (link in bio). #NSR#NJSA#raisingpigs#raisingkids#raisingourfuture
We read to the kids every night until they fall asleep. Some days it seems like I sit in their room forever until they fall asleep. Then there are some days that I sit there long after they’ve fallen asleep and listen to them breathe because some day they will just go to bed with a brief hug and kiss or maybe a grumble. I’ll cherish these moments while they last. #staylittle#raisingkids#healthyminds#sweetdreams#readbooks#lotsofthem#parenting
What's your Parenting Style?
Let's take a couple of days to highlight the attributes of each?
PERMISSIVE PARENTING STYLE: * Indulging * Think they always have to make the children happy * The 'NO' word is absent from their dictionary * Give too much freedom too early in the life of their kids * Don't want the kids to miss out on what others have, even when it's not beneficial * Give Kids what is popular even if it's inappropriate or indecent * They do not want to introduce kids to house chores because it will hurt them, till they grow up to be irresponsible * They build relationships but neglect discipline/ Strong on relationship, Weak on discipline. They do not realize unbalanced love leads to hurt * They give choices when none should be offered * They over provide for their kids thus leaving them discontent and ungrateful * They never own up to their faults nor the stinking behaviour of their kids.
Mo and Gigi are 5th and 4th graders now!😊
Although I’m super grateful for the amazing summer we’ve had; The Method Song commercial has over TWO MILLION views in its first week,🎉🌈
this mama was ready for school to start!😂
This #Momcrushmonday I am crushing on all MOMS💕💕 #birthgivers
30 y/o I began my loc journey, battle with depression and my weight loss journey. I had given birth to my last son and was expecting my recovery to be the same as with my first child at 25y/o. Boy was I wrong😳😕, I was hit with #postpartumdepression and #weightgain . I was an emotionally breast feeding roller coaster.
MOMS be patient, be respectful of your body. #Mentalhealth will not be resolved if not acknowledged and addressed. Weight gain will not become weight loss without incorporating proper nutrition and exercise. Recognize your mental and physical needs of your body.
Remember: It takes 10 months for our body to spread out, stretch out and hormonally prepare for childbirth. So dont expect your emotional and physical snapback to happen overnight but it is definitely achievable.
I have the world’s most amazing team of talented women working for D&D. They are inspiring and driven and innovative. They also have incredibly passionate hearts for our Father. ♥️ I don’t get to tell them this enough but I see God in glimpses of their work in D&D and in their own lives everyday and it inspires my faith and makes my spirit soar. Girls you keep my fire burning and my eyes fixed on Jesus. •
One of these remarkable team members is Kate @katekwagner . She’s a mama of two and one of our seasoned illustration artists. Currently she and our other unbelievably talented illustrators Ashlee @ashlee_binderim, have began a very cool project. Each week for the next month (leading up to Preorder Season!) both Kate & Ashlee will be bringing you excellent ideas on how to style your D&D Keepsakes! Both in the home, and as pictured here, around your neck as Kate shows how beautiful and effortlessly motherhood goes with our Keepsake Necklaces. You can also always see more on the hashtag #thekeepsakenecklace & our lovely #danddmama .
Now you may be wondering how you can see these amazing style guides. If you’re apart of our newsletter, you’ll be seeing the first on this Thursday! Not a subscriber yet? It’s open to subscribers now at the bottom of our website. We also may be including some exciting extras leading up to Preorder — and just exclusive for you! ♥️ I am really thrilled and rather proud of the initiative these two women have taken in creating such a beautiful invaluable project! What would you like to see in the style guide? Share below! 💕
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I saw this picture of a pencil case at Walmart. I'm so very dissapointed that this is what they are selling for children...children that are expected to not bully and to be kind to eachother. What are your thoughts?
Hey friends! .
Lots of new faces around here so I figured I would post five things that you probably didnt know about me.
💜 I have been in nine car accidents. NINE. Out of those, I think only two was my actual fault. And one of those times all I did was take a corner to sharp and got sucked into the gravel 😂
💜 I live with chronic pain (👆no kidding, right? ) everyday and because of this I use CBD oil and am in physical therapy.
💜 I don't wear a bra.. Ever. Instead I usually wear a tank with a bra insert. Wearing one actually causes me physical pain and no one has noticed 😉 I used to think it was necessary in order to go anywhere in public. .
💜 I use at least 10 essential oils and EO products before I leave my house in the morning between soap, shampoo and my daily health regime. Thats not even counting how many I use in a day
💜 One of my biggest dreams is to own a bunch of land with a couple of cows someday!
So there you have it. Five things you didnt know about me. How about you? What's five things someone doesnt know about you? I would love to hear it!
#Socialization - that's the big homeschool question, right?
Right now we are having trouble staying home do our book work as we are exploring our community in these last days of summer.
Socialization is teaching kids to be polite and interact well with others when we are adventuring and out and about our kids interact a much wider variety of people than in a classroom with 30 kids who were all born within a year of each other.
At the playground my kids learn to play well and look out for younger kids as during the school year they are often the biggest there. At the store running errands they interact with extra adults. The goal is to make good polite, well adjusted citizens when they turn 18 and are on their own.
I really don't care if my kids play the latest trending game like #Fortnight . (They haven't heard of it yet) Or want bows in her hair like #Jojo (she doesn't get it)
Who gets to claim Superwoman status? Who is setting a better example for their children? Who works harder? Who is of better value?…This is what we’ve internalized. We judge other mothers and we judge ourselves. We expect to live up to unlivable standards set by the powers that be and glorified by other men and women. Sadly, the work that women do will never be seen as valuable unless we start seeing women as invaluable.
Getting kids to share anything at all especially their toys can be tough right? I hear you, Mama 🙋🏾♀️ Try letting them watch this video and let us know their reaction! ❤️ #omarandhana#islamicsongsforkids#eiduladha