Working to make this a reality every single day ♥️ strolling around the neighborhood at 11am on a Wednesday morning.
We’re gonna go home to do some chores (clean out the car 😂), bake some healthy goodies, & catch up with everyone who was interested in a spot in my October virtual gym!
These are the best types of days 💕
NEW BLOG POST | F’s 20 Month Update - amyjaneandbaby.com (link on my profile!). This week I’ve shared a bit about fussy eating, a sleep update, toddler woes and much more. Tell me about your little one! What are you proud of this month? Freddie is teaching me not to underestimate him a lot at the moment. I’ll go to help him down some steps or be there in case he falls when he climbs only to find he can do it on his own. Whilst I’m dressing him he will pull up his own leggings and attempt to put on his shoes. He comes out with new words all the time and I am continuously impressed by that because I was worried about his speech for a little while a few months ago. It’s not all 🌷 though! These new developments mean F wants to assert himself a lot and do things on his own even when he needs my help. He loves to throw things and to push boundaries too! The good always outweighs the bad though and I just love watching him change and grow. Today we made up a pop up pumpkin shop! I just popped the pumpkins across the sofa, made a sign and parked his trolley next to it all. He absolutely loved it! P.s Check our today’s stories to see some wooden toy bargains!
Arm update: I went into my orthopedic specialist yesterday with the color of my cast already picked out in my head. It had never even crossed my mind that I might instead be leaving with a folder full of pre op paperwork. Turns out the break was worse than we initially thought and they need to operate in order for me to regain full mobility of my wrist. I’m trying really hard to stay positive and recognize that it could be so much worse but it’s honestly easier said than done. We have no family out here and Andre has had to take over everything while also working from home. He’s been a total trooper about it all but I still can’t help but feel frustrated and useless with only my left hand. Taking it one day at a time and reminding myself regularly that it is ok to ask for help + this too shall pass.
This little sweet face is looking for #carseat recommendations! She has recently been upgraded to her big girl seat, we have the Graco 4ever and I’m not a huge fan since you can’t have the headrest insert in, without the bottom seat insert. She’s too big to need the bottom insert but her head flops around with just the bigger headrest support. What are everyone’s favorite convertible car seat options?! #lookingforrecommendations#momshelpingmoms
Hey there, pumpkin.
On the blog I am sharing how I was able to get my 18 month old in on the pumpkin decorating with this super easy pumpkin painting activity. And the best part? I get a cute Halloween decoration to put up in my home. Go check it out!
How do you get your little ones in on pumpkin carving? I’m looking for all the ideas as we are doing some more next week!
Hoovered, steamed and flipped the mattress last weekend. It’s still the most uncomfortable thing in the world but at least it’s clean ✨. Can anyone recommended a foam mattress that I won’t have to remortgage for? 💸
Is this not the cutest wrapping paper you’ve ever seen?!😍 I’m so excited to celebrate both of my boy’s birthdays in the next few weeks! I love that the Christmas wrapping paper is out this time of year. I actually have fun picking one that seems appropriate for fall time.
Bonus: this is the theme for Braxton’s first birthday party🤗
Someone else’s thoughts and perception of my life is honestly none of my business. My life is mine to live, no one else’s. It may seem crazy to some and full of choices that doesn’t make sense to most, but that’s okay. There was a time when peoples judgement mattered to me , and that was all I lived by until I realized it wasn’t getting me anywhere. So I stopped listening to the judgment and followed my heart. And I have to say this side is much more beautiful, freeing and bright to live authentically me in my own imperfect way 💕
To get that distressed look, ALLL those little cutouts have to be removed 🙃. Here’s a handy trick I learned from @silhouetteschool to make the process less arduous.
I go back and forth on if it’s worth the effort 😂— what do you think?
“I had to bury my youngest son and daughter.” Each day I find myself living through the unimaginable and unbearable. This past Sunday marked 60 days since I have held, touched, kissed, and seen my beautiful Katarina and Milan. The day they passed away I never thought I would make it another day living with them gone. These last 60 days I have felt myself fall apart everyday and yet wake up the next morning. A lot of people tell me they could never imagine going through our situation. I agree they could never. I do remember hearing stories of moms loosing their children and I would think to myself .. “ I would die or go crazy if that happen to me”. So here I am. I was right. Apart of me died that day, a part I can never bring back because it’s with them. I was also right about the crazy part in away. My emotions are crazy and my reactions are raw. Things that once mattered don’t. Things that never mattered then, do now. I still can’t believe this all really happened some days. “ I had to bury my youngest son and daughter.” I had no choice and nothing I did saved them. All I can do is feel them in my heart. Everyday I feel them pulling on me. Some days more than others. Some days their love brings me so much. Like in this picture of this past Sunday. I can feel their beautiful souls 💕they didn’t bring me pain, they brought me love.. and that’s all they have ever brought me ✨
I don't carry S as much these days as he weighs SO much ... But I bloody think I will every single day now ... 👶
@thepiersmorgan can you just jog on already ... fuck off and leave the babywearing community alone ... Your never ending drone of crap is now affecting genuinely lovely people just parenting, @littleliftsblog was verbally attacked, in her own street, for carrying her baby ... by someone citing you as their source of babywearing knowledge ... 👶
You're obviously welcome to your (uneducated and frankly bullshit) opinion but you can't have your own facts ... #yourebasic ... end of ...
Julian had nick named Jayden as a little stinker, so it was only fitting to dress him up as a skunk. Who would of ever imagined we ended up with more then 1 little stinker, too bad Jonah will not put this same costume on, I am surprised I even got it on Jayden, he refused to wear the hat, you win some and you loose some. #parenthood
From the ghost of Halloween past, I always love a good family costume picture. I just tried out @freeprintsphototiles, and this isn’t an ad, I just love pictures and it’s a good addition to being able to hang your holiday photos just for the season. Does your family coordinate costumes or do you all pick your own ?
‘Wow MR.B does laundry?!’😮
‘Wait, What?! He cooks dinners?’😲
‘What do you mean he takes over the children’s bedtime routine??’😦
‘How did you manage to get so lucky? I can rarely get my husband to put his dirty washing in the basket, let alone actually putting a wash on!! & don’t get me started on when he comes home from work & just sits down all evening because he has had such a hard day & leaves me to finish off the dinner, cleaning the kitchen, getting the children bathed & put to bed!’😵
‘I wish I had a MR.B in my life’🤭
These are all statements that have been said to me over the years from other various Mum friends since MR.B & I became parents. •
(This isn’t a braggy post, I promise!!🙈) •
I have to admit that it’s always made me feel slightly uncomfortable when anyone has told me how “lucky” I am to have the type of partner that I do- the kind that thinks of nothing of getting up with our kids at night, the kind that I would never doubt could handle all three of our kids on his own if I happened to have a night out or an overnight trip away.
Of course I feel extremely lucky to have MR.B in my life, he is caring, loving, hard working & above all a brilliant Dad. I am lucky with my lot in life, I realize that. I do count myself as lucky to have all that I have.❤️
But do I feel lucky that he ‘helps me’ with housework, or cooking or taking care of OUR children. No. No I don’t. And here is why....
We are a TEAM. We are EQUALS.👫
We both work. He goes out to work. I work from home. His money is my money, my money is his money. We share the duties around the home, we parent together, he doesn’t ‘babysit’ our children, he is a FATHER to our children. •
Because we are a Team, because we are Equals.💁🏼♀️
Together we both bring different things to the table, together we make a great balanced pair- just as any relationship I think should be.
It was a package deal- I fell in love with him for the man that he was & the partner & father that he would be, & I wanted to build a life with him, not in spite of him.
So I am very happy, not lucky, to have him. We all are.😍❤️
Admiring Autumn on this rainy day ✨ we decided to get out regardless of the rain and muck this morning and visited a local @nationaltrust 🌿 it was really beautiful with loads of duck and geese for Arthur to marvel at 😍 a huge amphitheatre and big stepping stones. We’re really blessed to have places like this not far from home 🌿
Then home for a warming veggie casserole, bathing a mucky pup, baking and reading books ✨ you know yesterday I was feeling like a failure? Today I feel like I’m winning a million times over 🌻 motherhood 🤪
How’s your day been? .
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I saw a quote today that I LOVED and needed to share. "I am a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but rather help others to find their own way to shore.... guiding them by my example." 🙌🏻
THAT is why I do what I do. I hope every post, every word, and every video helps to encourage YOU in some way to start your path to a happier, healthier and more purposeful life. ❤️
Today marks the beginning of a whole new journey for us! We’ve come half way around the sun since Jonah’s birth, and his primary source of nutrients has come from breastfeeding (with only a few hiccups along the way). This has been such a beautiful and empowering experience, having been able to nourish my son through nursing. The beginning was so painful and tiring, and over all I’ve had to completely adjust my way of living all so I could provide this wonderful nourishment for my child! I’m so thankful that I never gave up, and I’m so grateful for the connection that this journey has brought me and Jonah. Of course we won’t stop breastfeeding anytime soon! As he starts eating solids, breastmilk will still be his main source of calories! I am all too emotional in seeing this first phase of motherhood come to an end though. I have a much longer and more in depth post about this new season and the closing of our last on the blog! #linkinbio and for those curious of how we are introducing solids to him, we are doing #babyledweaning
New bows = baby attitude 💕👶🏼 This little one knows that she has us wrapped around her finger. ☝🏼 Thanks @lemonberrydesigns for the 3 beautiful headwraps! 🎀 But for real—hands down BEST quality and cutest bows in all the land. 🙌🏼 #lulu#lucygray
On Monday, my vip trainer led bootcamp begins. Here are some moves form the workout we will be doing to kick the bootcamp off.
I am not a trainer but the trainer that created this workout and program will be supporting us daily in the online bootcamp. As your coach, I will provide the one in one support through it.
I’ve been asking who wants to lose 10 pounds before thanksgiving. You might be wondering how.
Doing workouts like this, alternating with strength workouts while following a balanced clean eating nutrition plan is how!
The first week our workouts are only 15 minutes a day with a fire test on Friday and Saturday.
And then for the 3 weeks after that, the workouts will increase by 10 minutes each week with the fit test always being on Friday and Saturday.
So we do 2 speed workouts, 2 strength workouts, and 2 fit tests each week for workouts. And there is a modifier for each program!
The nutrition plan is amazing and I have already been enjoying the recipes. Tonight we are having chicken chili from the program!!! I can’t wait!!!! And the best part... we guarantee results!!!! So you have nothing to lose. Well besides weight and limiting beliefs!
I have 7 more spots available!!!! Are you in?
So I’ve seen a lot of “tips and tricks” lately on Instagram & I’m about to ask one more for all you mamas!! We are traveling with Braylon this weekend, 6 hours.. (yeah pray for me), by car not plane. So I’m familiar with the basics, lots of snacks, probably watch a movie on my phone, bring his toys, but this little man loves to go go go, so I’m a little nervous about what to do if he gets restless! Have any of you traveled that amount of time, or more, with an 8 month old? Tips and tricks?🧡
This is real mother hood..
Pumpkin spice: the favorite flavor of ugg wearin’, yoga pant livin’, fall lovin’ people
So excited to be collaborating with @402nbeyond !! Who wouldn’t want a pumpkin spice graphic tee?! Check out their products and be sure to use my promo code beyondmommin to get 10% off your purchase🧡☕️