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My favorite thing ever is when customers tag us in their pics- it seriously makes me so happy. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with lots of time with your babies (and maybe even some “you” time too). 😊🙌
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📷 @rachaelruley
My favorite thing ever is when customers tag us in their pics- it seriously makes me so happy. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with lots of time with your babies (and maybe even some “you” time too). 😊🙌 . . 📷 @rachaelruley
Bring on the Weekend 😍🙌🏻
Bring on the Weekend 😍🙌🏻
love being their mama....even though trying to navigate this whole “sister relationship” can be tricky. praying they are each other’s biggest fan and that the highs outnumber the lows. #sisterlove
love being their mama....even though trying to navigate this whole “sister relationship” can be tricky. praying they are each other’s biggest fan and that the highs outnumber the lows. #sisterlove 
This is quite a view into the #womb of wonders - an incredible wax model of a baby in the frank breech presentation and a true apparently loose knot in the umbilical cord that is also around baby's neck. An #UmbilicalCord around the neck and #BreechBaby are variations of normal. A true knot is less common but does happen, and is most often found at delivery as all marvel at the miracle. Most of the time the cord vessels are well protected in the thick Wharton's jelly that surround them - it is the rare tight knot that may compress the circulation; this is one of the reasons I teach fetal movement awareness, and the importance of intermittently monitoring baby's heart rate in normal labor.  Lets take a tally...whose baby was born healthfully with a cord around the neck? Tight or loose knot in the cord? Breech? It is a real tight rope balance I walk as a #midwife....I feel we need to share the inspiration, the positive stories as well as support those who did not have a healthy outcome, without contributing to the exaggerated fear so very prevalent in today's modern world. Who wants to try on my shoes? Blessings to those of you who walk this walk, and to all the mamas, babies and families who we serve with our hearts and souls!! #CelebrateMotherhood #PregnancyIsBeautiful #PregancyBeyond
This is quite a view into the #womb  of wonders - an incredible wax model of a baby in the frank breech presentation and a true apparently loose knot in the umbilical cord that is also around baby's neck. An #UmbilicalCord  around the neck and #BreechBaby  are variations of normal. A true knot is less common but does happen, and is most often found at delivery as all marvel at the miracle. Most of the time the cord vessels are well protected in the thick Wharton's jelly that surround them - it is the rare tight knot that may compress the circulation; this is one of the reasons I teach fetal movement awareness, and the importance of intermittently monitoring baby's heart rate in normal labor.  Lets take a tally...whose baby was born healthfully with a cord around the neck? Tight or loose knot in the cord? Breech? It is a real tight rope balance I walk as a #midwife ....I feel we need to share the inspiration, the positive stories as well as support those who did not have a healthy outcome, without contributing to the exaggerated fear so very prevalent in today's modern world. Who wants to try on my shoes? Blessings to those of you who walk this walk, and to all the mamas, babies and families who we serve with our hearts and souls!! #CelebrateMotherhood  #PregnancyIsBeautiful  #PregancyBeyond 
Merci merci à Océane @inantesyou pour cette si jolie photo avec notre robe Tiphaine, et sa jolie poupette en guest star 😍  #allaitement #nursing #pomkin_paris #instamummy #maternite #mommy #momlife #dailylook #outfitfotheday #motherhood #supermaman #celebratemotherhood #thehappynow #mynameismama #ecofriendly #maternity #picoftheday #joyfulmamas #nursingdress #normalisonslallaitement
I am impressed! I asked him to give me a cool pose, “kayak om yang di film” (just like the man in the film) and he gave me this. Say whaaaatt 🙌🏻
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Your chubby cheek doesn’t suit this pose tho 😅.
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#littleposer
I am impressed! I asked him to give me a cool pose, “kayak om yang di film” (just like the man in the film) and he gave me this. Say whaaaatt 🙌🏻 . Your chubby cheek doesn’t suit this pose tho 😅. . #littleposer 
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to my gorgeous friend Annie’s house and photograph her in the final weeks of her pregnancy. .
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#portraitphotography #lifestlyephotography #stunningmamatobe #unitedinmotherhood #motherhoodunited #candidmotherhood #our_everyday_moments #38weekspregnant #babynumber2 #melbournephotographer #clickinmoms #celebratemotherhood #canon6dmarkii #momtogs
As if we need another excuse to shop @target 🤷🏽‍♀️😍
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If you’ve been following me for a while then you know Tate’s hair has gone through its fair share of trials and tribulations. But as you all have so kindly pointed out in my DMs 🙃😂 his hair has grown back so nicely!! And that’s all thanks to @sheamoisture and a combination of other products! Check out our favorite ones on the blog now. Link in bio.
As if we need another excuse to shop @target 🤷🏽‍♀️😍 • • • If you’ve been following me for a while then you know Tate’s hair has gone through its fair share of trials and tribulations. But as you all have so kindly pointed out in my DMs 🙃😂 his hair has grown back so nicely!! And that’s all thanks to @sheamoisture and a combination of other products! Check out our favorite ones on the blog now. Link in bio.
Nothing like spending a chilly fall afternoon with my little ray of sunshine ☀️ #fallinlovewithfall @andrewsscenic
Nothing like spending a chilly fall afternoon with my little ray of sunshine ☀️ #fallinlovewithfall  @andrewsscenic
I love pastels, even in winter.
Apparently it's a thing...when you're supposed to and not supposed to wear certain colors. 🤷‍♀️
I don't super keep up with all the trends and "supposed-to's," but occasionally I'll see something and it makes me wonder if I'm doing everything wrong! 🤦‍♀️ Parenting, fashion, lingo, marriage, church, decor, you name it.
I start looking around and playing that comparison game. Anyone else?? 🤜🤛
Enter insecurity, fear of rejection, and sometimes a mad hustle to make sure I'm on the right side of whatever it is that I've been convinced I need to change. 💃
Comparison is the thief of joy. Trying to keep up with "supposed-to's" that change as fast as my toddler's food preference is going to leave us feeling flustered, worn out, and unfulfilled.
I've learned that when I soak up my time with Jesus, I am reminded of who I am, why I am here, big picture truths, and just Who it is that is sitting on a throne in heaven in charge of literally everything...they all help those crushing "supposed-to's" not feel quite so big. 💪
It's a little hard to be running around like a crazy person when you're sure of your identity and are able to be pouring out to others.
So go soak up some Jesus, grab your pastel sweater, and we can do this together, friend. 😘
I love pastels, even in winter. Apparently it's a thing...when you're supposed to and not supposed to wear certain colors. 🤷‍♀️ I don't super keep up with all the trends and "supposed-to's," but occasionally I'll see something and it makes me wonder if I'm doing everything wrong! 🤦‍♀️ Parenting, fashion, lingo, marriage, church, decor, you name it. I start looking around and playing that comparison game. Anyone else?? 🤜🤛 Enter insecurity, fear of rejection, and sometimes a mad hustle to make sure I'm on the right side of whatever it is that I've been convinced I need to change. 💃 Comparison is the thief of joy. Trying to keep up with "supposed-to's" that change as fast as my toddler's food preference is going to leave us feeling flustered, worn out, and unfulfilled. I've learned that when I soak up my time with Jesus, I am reminded of who I am, why I am here, big picture truths, and just Who it is that is sitting on a throne in heaven in charge of literally everything...they all help those crushing "supposed-to's" not feel quite so big. 💪 It's a little hard to be running around like a crazy person when you're sure of your identity and are able to be pouring out to others. So go soak up some Jesus, grab your pastel sweater, and we can do this together, friend. 😘
And for a moment she forgot about the exhaustion that this phase of life brings. She forgot about the never-ending laundry, the school drop offs, the dishes still in the sink, and all the other things that consume her days. In this moment all she knew was that she had never been loved this fully and this completely at any other time in her life and she let that love drench over her in waves.
And for a moment she forgot about the exhaustion that this phase of life brings. She forgot about the never-ending laundry, the school drop offs, the dishes still in the sink, and all the other things that consume her days. In this moment all she knew was that she had never been loved this fully and this completely at any other time in her life and she let that love drench over her in waves.
Hello, mums. Honest post alert...
I’ve been yelling a lot lately.
Like, a lot.
I never expected to be a mom who yells.
I never wanted that.
I *don’t* want that.
But here I am.
And I don’t like it.
And I don’t want it to continue.
I know that I’m not alone in this.
So I’m wondering...
If you struggle with frustration
and anger
and yelling
and handling your own feelings,
would you want to work on that together?
I don’t have it all figured out.
But I’ve learned a lot.
I’m still learning.
And I want to share that with you.
I also want to learn from you, too.

So tell me, either here or in a private message, if this is something that might interest you. No $ or anything, just mamas helping mamas.💕
Hello, mums. Honest post alert... I’ve been yelling a lot lately. Like, a lot. I never expected to be a mom who yells. I never wanted that. I *don’t* want that. But here I am. And I don’t like it. And I don’t want it to continue. I know that I’m not alone in this. So I’m wondering... If you struggle with frustration and anger and yelling and handling your own feelings, would you want to work on that together? I don’t have it all figured out. But I’ve learned a lot. I’m still learning. And I want to share that with you. I also want to learn from you, too. So tell me, either here or in a private message, if this is something that might interest you. No $ or anything, just mamas helping mamas.💕
I get new messages every day asking how the baby and I are doing and I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words. I am trusting in God that He knows our baby and He knows me. That every next step is planned and perfected. So if you see a pregnant woman today, give her a smile. Tell her she looks great and is doing a great job. Tell her what an amazing mom she will be. She might burst in to tears but I promise it will be the good kind and you will touch her heart ♥️
I get new messages every day asking how the baby and I are doing and I can’t thank you all enough for your kind words. I am trusting in God that He knows our baby and He knows me. That every next step is planned and perfected. So if you see a pregnant woman today, give her a smile. Tell her she looks great and is doing a great job. Tell her what an amazing mom she will be. She might burst in to tears but I promise it will be the good kind and you will touch her heart ♥️
Shout out to my fellow Boss Mama @originaldraus for building a stage for us Mamas to stand on and tell our stories! ⠀
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Please join me and several other Mamas for the Mommin’ Ain’t Easy Stage show on November 3rd in Cincinnati. ⠀
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It should be a lot of laughs, maybe some tears, and in my case a few stories about poop. ⠀
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Tickets are $15 and going fast!! @momminainteasycincy #momminainteasy
Shout out to my fellow Boss Mama @originaldraus for building a stage for us Mamas to stand on and tell our stories! ⠀ ⠀ Please join me and several other Mamas for the Mommin’ Ain’t Easy Stage show on November 3rd in Cincinnati. ⠀ ⠀ It should be a lot of laughs, maybe some tears, and in my case a few stories about poop. ⠀ ⠀ Tickets are $15 and going fast!! @momminainteasycincy #momminainteasy 
While Ralphie consistently delivers #thruthbombs about parenting, her Q&A session yesterday hit a deeply personal nerve in me as a mother and #mompreneur.  She’s an inspiring follow for parenting wisdom but also for the example she sets for creating personal boundaries and being true to ourself. 
Lately I’ve been rushing a lot feeling like a 🐝 and this quote just cut right to the core of what I needed to be reminded of. 
Thank you @simplyonpurpose 💗
While Ralphie consistently delivers #thruthbombs  about parenting, her Q&A session yesterday hit a deeply personal nerve in me as a mother and #mompreneur . She’s an inspiring follow for parenting wisdom but also for the example she sets for creating personal boundaries and being true to ourself. Lately I’ve been rushing a lot feeling like a 🐝 and this quote just cut right to the core of what I needed to be reminded of. Thank you @simplyonpurpose 💗
When fall looks a lot like summer...but with pumpkins. 👌🏻
When fall looks a lot like summer...but with pumpkins. 👌🏻
This little guy makes me so happy. His love for the simple things in life is so great. 💙 Grab this shirt for your littles while it is on sale with code PUMPKIN (20% off).
This little guy makes me so happy. His love for the simple things in life is so great. 💙 Grab this shirt for your littles while it is on sale with code PUMPKIN (20% off).
Douceur, peau à peau et bisou esquimau

Sweat regram @valerielovesheiko  #cute #viedemaman #instagood #pomkin_paris #instamum #maternite #bebe #baby #momlife #happybaby #supermaman #instababy #celebratemotherhood #mynameismama #nestingly #smam #momentsofmine #love #picoftheday
Trying to sleep but ....
When I can't sleep, I pray.  I surf the internet. I play soft music.
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#instagramsleepover 
#sleepless #instaafterdarkxxx #sleepingmom #howdomomsdoit #celebratemotherhood
Gigi asks, “what’s this?” right now about everything - every illustration in any book we read, everything she sees out the window of the car, and anything we pass on our walks.  While I have to admit repeating, “that’s a leaf!” 15 times on our walk yesterday did get a little old, it is so fun to see her curiosity for the world around her blossom 💕
Gigi asks, “what’s this?” right now about everything - every illustration in any book we read, everything she sees out the window of the car, and anything we pass on our walks. While I have to admit repeating, “that’s a leaf!” 15 times on our walk yesterday did get a little old, it is so fun to see her curiosity for the world around her blossom 💕
Here's a well-kept secret:

If you feel like you don't belong with them, you probably don't. Be OK with that and move on. Find the ones with whom you do belong, and live an actual life instead of a wished-for one. Life is too short to waste it wishing. Popularity is small and short-lived. There’s a higher goal: belonging.
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#motherhoodwritten 
#honestlyworded 
#motherhoodintheraw 
#thehappynow 
#momentsinmotherhood 
#mindfulmama 
#mynameismama 
#dailyparenting 
#honestmotherhood 
#theeverymom 
#risenmotherhood 
#honestlymothering 
#magicandmotherhood
#surprisedbymotherhood 
#momswhowrite 
#bedeeplyrooted 
#motherhoodunplugged 
#bestofmom 
#mytinymoments 
#inbeautyandchaos 
#joyfulmamas 
#parenthood_unveiled 
#momtribe 
#kindredmemories 
#mybeautifulmess 
#motherhoodintheraw 
#celebratemotherhood 
#shewritestruth 
#hopewriters 
#motherhoodunhinged 
#thisismotherly
Here's a well-kept secret: If you feel like you don't belong with them, you probably don't. Be OK with that and move on. Find the ones with whom you do belong, and live an actual life instead of a wished-for one. Life is too short to waste it wishing. Popularity is small and short-lived. There’s a higher goal: belonging. . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodwritten  #honestlyworded  #motherhoodintheraw  #thehappynow  #momentsinmotherhood  #mindfulmama  #mynameismama  #dailyparenting  #honestmotherhood  #theeverymom  #risenmotherhood  #honestlymothering  #magicandmotherhood  #surprisedbymotherhood  #momswhowrite  #bedeeplyrooted  #motherhoodunplugged  #bestofmom  #mytinymoments  #inbeautyandchaos  #joyfulmamas  #parenthood_unveiled  #momtribe  #kindredmemories  #mybeautifulmess  #motherhoodintheraw  #celebratemotherhood  #shewritestruth  #hopewriters  #motherhoodunhinged  #thisismotherly 
I bet he had no idea, sitting in that tiny hospital room, that this one moment when she wrapped her little hand around his finger that he would cherish that moment forever. That he would go back to it over and over again as she got bigger and her hand filled his hand more and more. That’s why these photos matter. They are tangible memories that remind you of tiny moments that passed far to quickly.
I bet he had no idea, sitting in that tiny hospital room, that this one moment when she wrapped her little hand around his finger that he would cherish that moment forever. That he would go back to it over and over again as she got bigger and her hand filled his hand more and more. That’s why these photos matter. They are tangible memories that remind you of tiny moments that passed far to quickly.
Every man deserves and needs an woman and it's always surfaced along with time that behind every man there's an woman who supports him, nurtures him and ultimately shapes the present man !!! And no matter how far I have walked and to what leaps I take, my formation and my paradigm reflects each and every effort of your sacrifices, your hardships and your values imbibed within me by you ...I love you MAA 💖💖😘😘 a very happy birthday to you !! #celebrateMOTHERHOOD #celebrateWOMANHOODeveryday
Every man deserves and needs an woman and it's always surfaced along with time that behind every man there's an woman who supports him, nurtures him and ultimately shapes the present man !!! And no matter how far I have walked and to what leaps I take, my formation and my paradigm reflects each and every effort of your sacrifices, your hardships and your values imbibed within me by you ...I love you MAA 💖💖😘😘 a very happy birthday to you !! #celebrateMOTHERHOOD  #celebrateWOMANHOODeveryday 
Visiting the sheep on the farm 🐑🐏
Visiting the sheep on the farm 🐑🐏
I am happy to announce that we are now stocking @beloandme Award Winning Milestone Cards.
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They are the perfect way to create treasured keepsakes as little ones hit those magical milestones.
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#newmum #pregnantmum #newmumlife #mumlife #babygift #love #newdad #babygiftbox #candytuftbaby #newborn #postpartum #celebratemotherhood #uniquegift #mummyblogger #mumblogger #luxurygift #newborntreasure #babyshowergift #mumtobe #baby #newbaby #newparent #bestgift #giftidea #milestonecards #newproduct #memoriesforlife
I am happy to announce that we are now stocking @beloandme Award Winning Milestone Cards. . . They are the perfect way to create treasured keepsakes as little ones hit those magical milestones. . . #newmum  #pregnantmum  #newmumlife  #mumlife  #babygift  #love  #newdad  #babygiftbox  #candytuftbaby  #newborn  #postpartum  #celebratemotherhood  #uniquegift  #mummyblogger  #mumblogger  #luxurygift  #newborntreasure  #babyshowergift  #mumtobe  #baby  #newbaby  #newparent  #bestgift  #giftidea  #milestonecards  #newproduct  #memoriesforlife 
The weather is finally starting to get cooler, next thing you know I’ll probably be complaining about how cold it is 😂 lol I get cold so easily but I love this weather 🤗😍
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#candidchildhood  #momsofinstagram #babiesofinstagram #toddlerlife #toddlerstyle #like #blogger #mommyblogger #aquietstyle #selfie #dt  #motherhood #motherhoodlife #toddlermom  #parenthood_unveiled #momtogs #magicofchildhood #postthepeople #motherhoodrising #motherhood_squares #celebratemotherhood #momswithcameras  #mamastrong #mytinymoments #honestmommin #thesearethedays #tinyseasons #simplychildren #fallvibes
The weather is finally starting to get cooler, next thing you know I’ll probably be complaining about how cold it is 😂 lol I get cold so easily but I love this weather 🤗😍 . . . . . . #candidchildhood  #momsofinstagram  #babiesofinstagram  #toddlerlife  #toddlerstyle  #like  #blogger  #mommyblogger  #aquietstyle  #selfie  #dt  #motherhood  #motherhoodlife  #toddlermom  #parenthood_unveiled  #momtogs  #magicofchildhood  #postthepeople  #motherhoodrising  #motherhood_squares  #celebratemotherhood  #momswithcameras  #mamastrong  #mytinymoments  #honestmommin  #thesearethedays  #tinyseasons  #simplychildren  #fallvibes 
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Imogen Meagher. 🙋🏼‍♀️
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Me, as I pleaded with Mo to please go to sleep upon waking me up for the 8th time at 2am. Also on Saturday when she was pulling my hair as an act of rebellion to not have her diaper put on. Then peed on the floor, slipped in it, and split her lip. Thirteen months y’all! #YouGrossMo
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Imogen Meagher. 🙋🏼‍♀️ . . Me, as I pleaded with Mo to please go to sleep upon waking me up for the 8th time at 2am. Also on Saturday when she was pulling my hair as an act of rebellion to not have her diaper put on. Then peed on the floor, slipped in it, and split her lip. Thirteen months y’all! #YouGrossMo 
You’ll find that while you’re looking down at your baby... you’re looking out at the future at the same time ☺️
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Honestly, I think this quote is from a Hallmark card BUT I just love it and here’s why...
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As moms we want nothing more than to ensure our littles thrive. And at the center of so many mamas’ concerns is the unspoken fear that we aren’t doing enough. That we aren’t enough.
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But the truth is we are. Science shows that the number one predictor of how well a child will turn out (no matter what scale your measuring them on) is that they have at least one safe, predictable, loving adult  in their life. And that’s you mama. Just keep looking at them the way you do, keep lovin on them the way you do, and keep taking care of yourself so you have the energy to do it again tomorrow.
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I’m excited for the future because knowing the moms (+ littles) that I know, the future is looking really bright ❤️
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📸@reminiscewithus
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#milestonesmamas #milestonesmommyandme #sdmommyandme #realmotherhood #meandmom #babyclasses #celebratemotherhood #motherhood #mom #momlife #mommy #baby #newmom #mama #ittakesavillage #sandiegomom #support #friendship #education #therapist #babybrain 
#findyourtribe #learn #connect #thrive #sandiego
You’ll find that while you’re looking down at your baby... you’re looking out at the future at the same time ☺️ • Honestly, I think this quote is from a Hallmark card BUT I just love it and here’s why... • As moms we want nothing more than to ensure our littles thrive. And at the center of so many mamas’ concerns is the unspoken fear that we aren’t doing enough. That we aren’t enough. • But the truth is we are. Science shows that the number one predictor of how well a child will turn out (no matter what scale your measuring them on) is that they have at least one safe, predictable, loving adult in their life. And that’s you mama. Just keep looking at them the way you do, keep lovin on them the way you do, and keep taking care of yourself so you have the energy to do it again tomorrow. • I’m excited for the future because knowing the moms (+ littles) that I know, the future is looking really bright ❤️ . . . . 📸@reminiscewithus . . . . #milestonesmamas  #milestonesmommyandme  #sdmommyandme  #realmotherhood  #meandmom  #babyclasses  #celebratemotherhood  #motherhood  #mom  #momlife  #mommy  #baby  #newmom  #mama  #ittakesavillage  #sandiegomom  #support  #friendship  #education  #therapist  #babybrain  #findyourtribe  #learn  #connect  #thrive  #sandiego 
Studio Update!!! Floors are going in this week and if everything goes as we expect, I should be moving in next week sometime. The mental relief I feel about being able to have better separation between business and home life (my office right now is in the middle of the house), is almost indescribable. I’m so excited to get organized and be able to actually find things, to work in a designated place, and to be able to shoot in my home studio! This has been two years in the making and while it’s not completely finished (we still need to put in a bathroom next spring), it is finally happening. Dreams do come true, friends! Let me know if you want to come take a peek and enjoy some coffee in the new space once we move in, I’d love to have you!
Studio Update!!! Floors are going in this week and if everything goes as we expect, I should be moving in next week sometime. The mental relief I feel about being able to have better separation between business and home life (my office right now is in the middle of the house), is almost indescribable. I’m so excited to get organized and be able to actually find things, to work in a designated place, and to be able to shoot in my home studio! This has been two years in the making and while it’s not completely finished (we still need to put in a bathroom next spring), it is finally happening. Dreams do come true, friends! Let me know if you want to come take a peek and enjoy some coffee in the new space once we move in, I’d love to have you!
God knew exactly what he was doing when he blessed us with the two girls that chose us to be their parents. ⠀
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I’m still often asked if we will try for a boy and I’m like...no offense to little boys but...we’re good love! These beauties are enough. They are here to snatch edges and gather folks. We are raising them to have a voice and stand their ground. They are enough. ⠀
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Also my little fashionistas are loving this fall weather.  Oh they DRESSING dressing! ⠀
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#SkylaNice #SabellaNile
God knew exactly what he was doing when he blessed us with the two girls that chose us to be their parents. ⠀ ⠀ I’m still often asked if we will try for a boy and I’m like...no offense to little boys but...we’re good love! These beauties are enough. They are here to snatch edges and gather folks. We are raising them to have a voice and stand their ground. They are enough. ⠀ ⠀ Also my little fashionistas are loving this fall weather. Oh they DRESSING dressing! ⠀ ⠀ #SkylaNice  #SabellaNile 
Did you see our post yesterday??? Get 20% off your order of full priced items with code PUMPKIN. Happy hump day friends!!! 😘
Did you see our post yesterday??? Get 20% off your order of full priced items with code PUMPKIN. Happy hump day friends!!! 😘
I had such a fun time chatting with @essentially_jaz for @powerofherpodcast - visit the link in her bio to take a listen! #repost
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HAPPY LAUNCH DAY!

Check out episode one of Power of HER Podcast with my guest @nyshelllawrence . We talk about her doula training, being a mom, and what we hope for the Lansing community, and more! It’s available on Apple Podcast & Soundcloud through the link in bio!

Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, review, and SHARE!!
I had such a fun time chatting with @essentially_jaz for @powerofherpodcast - visit the link in her bio to take a listen! #repost  - HAPPY LAUNCH DAY! Check out episode one of Power of HER Podcast with my guest @nyshelllawrence . We talk about her doula training, being a mom, and what we hope for the Lansing community, and more! It’s available on Apple Podcast & Soundcloud through the link in bio! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, review, and SHARE!!
one of our favorite days at KDO...Pumpkin Day! 🧡
one of our favorite days at KDO...Pumpkin Day! 🧡
#iwokeuplikethis 
My mom is an average cook, but she has a fan who will definitely eat anything that she cooks. Me. She’s lucky! Anyway, pudding for breakfast, anyone? 🥑🍫
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#foodcritic #imafoodie
#iwokeuplikethis  My mom is an average cook, but she has a fan who will definitely eat anything that she cooks. Me. She’s lucky! Anyway, pudding for breakfast, anyone? 🥑🍫 . #foodcritic  #imafoodie 
Mornings B. like .. Ely making her “meowsic” while mama makes her medium roast. ☕️ 🎶 🐱 @mybtoys
Mornings B. like .. Ely making her “meowsic” while mama makes her medium roast. ☕️ 🎶 🐱 @mybtoys
Hayat, la robe douillette à adopter pour attendre bébé tout en douceur. Coupée dans un jersey fluide moelleux, elle réussit à être aussi confortable que féminine. Allaitement facile et discret par le décolleté. Fabriquée en France 🇫🇷 📷 @piergab 
Mannequin @camilleninat  #allaitement #nursing #pomkin_paris #instamummy #maternite #mommy #momlife #dailylook #outfitfotheday #motherhood #supermaman #celebratemotherhood #thehappynow #mynameismama #ecofriendly #maternity #picoftheday #joyfulmamas #nursingdress #normalisonslallaitement
Hayat, la robe douillette à adopter pour attendre bébé tout en douceur. Coupée dans un jersey fluide moelleux, elle réussit à être aussi confortable que féminine. Allaitement facile et discret par le décolleté. Fabriquée en France 🇫🇷 📷 @piergab Mannequin @camilleninat #allaitement  #nursing  #pomkin_paris  #instamummy  #maternite  #mommy  #momlife  #dailylook  #outfitfotheday  #motherhood  #supermaman  #celebratemotherhood  #thehappynow  #mynameismama  #ecofriendly  #maternity  #picoftheday  #joyfulmamas  #nursingdress  #normalisonslallaitement 
October 8 2018 
Sometimes the highlight of your day can be a walmart trip, or watching a full episode of your favorite t.v show or in our case a trip to the library😌
October 8 2018 Sometimes the highlight of your day can be a walmart trip, or watching a full episode of your favorite t.v show or in our case a trip to the library😌
A wonderfully made profile. 💕 Book your appointment today. Link in bio.
A wonderfully made profile. 💕 Book your appointment today. Link in bio.
Sometimes you take a posed family picture and that’s ok. Love my little family.
Sometimes you take a posed family picture and that’s ok. Love my little family.
• travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell • #bucketlistcheck #celebratemotherhood #europetravel #germany #deutschland #happyandblessed #travellingmom #familytravel #bremerhaven #atlantichotelbremerhaven
Just gonna leave this right here...Happy Fall y’all 🍂🍁🎃 #nocaptionneeded
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Ok but for real, we HAD to do an after school photoshoot in this adorable romper yesterday! She LOVES this scarecrow from @Target and enjoyed the shoot just as much as I did! Scroll 👉🏼 for a few more pics, cause I obv couldn’t pick just one 😍
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Just gonna leave this right here...Happy Fall y’all 🍂🍁🎃 #nocaptionneeded  . Ok but for real, we HAD to do an after school photoshoot in this adorable romper yesterday! She LOVES this scarecrow from @Target and enjoyed the shoot just as much as I did! Scroll 👉🏼 for a few more pics, cause I obv couldn’t pick just one 😍 . . . . .#happyfallyall  #fallismyfavorite  #pumpkinseason  #mygirlmyworld  #livingherbestlife  #theheartcaptured  #mamahoodinsquares  #thisismotherhood  #celebratemotherhood  #happybabies  #myminibestie  #girlmom  #motherhoodlens  #momswithcameras  #joyfulmotherhood  #perfectlymotherhood  #simplychildren  #babiesdontkeep  #letthekids  #motherhoodiscolorful  #mommydiaries  #girlmama  #candidchildhood  #iphonographer  #targetdoesitagain 
Happiest when she’s outside 🧡
Happiest when she’s outside 🧡
When you are only hours old but your Blue Steel pose is on POINT!!
When you are only hours old but your Blue Steel pose is on POINT!!
Hey Tuesday, can we just @netflix and chill today?
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I’ve been in a little Insta funk lately. Haven’t been feeling like taking a picture, interacting or even being on my feed. So if you need us, we’ll be right here on this chilly day ✌🏽
Hey Tuesday, can we just @netflix and chill today? • • • I’ve been in a little Insta funk lately. Haven’t been feeling like taking a picture, interacting or even being on my feed. So if you need us, we’ll be right here on this chilly day ✌🏽
New day, new breath, new beginning.
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Here is your opportunity to begin again. Right now. And again, with every breath.
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If you’re a mom and feel stuck with daily challenges, feel exhausted, and feel like you never have enough time, this Thursday at 12pm pst I’m teaching a free LIVE class. I’m going to be giving the key to shifting and creating more time and energy for yourself!
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I’ve created this class so it’s super easy to join. All you need to do is join my Facebook group at 12pm!
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Liberate yourself, you deserve having ENOUGH time, energy, love, laughter, money, and joy!
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New day, new breath, new beginning. • So easily we get stuck in our patterns. • Here is your opportunity to begin again. Right now. And again, with every breath. • If you’re a mom and feel stuck with daily challenges, feel exhausted, and feel like you never have enough time, this Thursday at 12pm pst I’m teaching a free LIVE class. I’m going to be giving the key to shifting and creating more time and energy for yourself! • I’ve created this class so it’s super easy to join. All you need to do is join my Facebook group at 12pm! • Liberate yourself, you deserve having ENOUGH time, energy, love, laughter, money, and joy! • • • • • #keepitsimple  #enoughness  #momlife  #timemanagement  #sleepdeprived  #healthymommy  #breastfeedingmama  #milkeverywhere  #celebratemotherhood  #mombrain  #forgetful  #endlesschores  #postpartumbody 
Slept 5 hours last night, but that’s cool because I’m counting down the days until our next adventure abroad begins in 2 days. 🙌🏼 (aka, I’m just as excited as Ellie is in this photo to successfully grab the black cylinder thing that constantly makes clicking noises in her face 😂)
#photosbybritvaldez #britvaldezstudio #peoplephotography #chicagofamilyphotographer #chicagofamilyphotography #wildvisuals #marvelous_shots #thesincerestoryteller #artofvisuals #sffamilyphotography #exploretocreate #sffamilyphotographer #portrait_vision #ofhumans #femalephotographer #dearphotographer #maternityshoot #sfphotographer #chicagophotographer #orangecountyfamilyphotographer #orangecountyfamilyphotography #lifestylephotographer #photopeoplegallery #portraitfolk #bumpstyle #pregnancyannouncement #motherhoodunplugged #celebratemotherhood #ohheymama #sfmoms
Slept 5 hours last night, but that’s cool because I’m counting down the days until our next adventure abroad begins in 2 days. 🙌🏼 (aka, I’m just as excited as Ellie is in this photo to successfully grab the black cylinder thing that constantly makes clicking noises in her face 😂) #photosbybritvaldez  #britvaldezstudio  #peoplephotography  #chicagofamilyphotographer  #chicagofamilyphotography  #wildvisuals  #marvelous_shots  #thesincerestoryteller  #artofvisuals  #sffamilyphotography  #exploretocreate  #sffamilyphotographer  #portrait_vision  #ofhumans  #femalephotographer  #dearphotographer  #maternityshoot  #sfphotographer  #chicagophotographer  #orangecountyfamilyphotographer  #orangecountyfamilyphotography  #lifestylephotographer  #photopeoplegallery  #portraitfolk  #bumpstyle  #pregnancyannouncement  #motherhoodunplugged  #celebratemotherhood  #ohheymama  #sfmoms 
Thought we would do a little surprise sale. 😊 Code is good on full price items in the shop. Happy shopping!
Thought we would do a little surprise sale. 😊 Code is good on full price items in the shop. Happy shopping!
"Children are the most important work."
Well. Yes, and no, friends.
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Doing ministry WITH my children, not just doing the ministry OF my children.
THAT is my most important work.
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If I'm so focused on what's happening in the four walls of our home, and keeping my little family safe and isolated in it, I'm neglecting the goal of making Jesus known to the ends of the earth. Rather than keeping others out of our home...I should be doing ministry IN our home, and inviting my children into that with me.
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This is Gospel work, friends. This is what gives them vision, purpose, and teaches them that Mommy and Daddy are serious about following Jesus. Ministry outside of our home (bringing hope to a lost world) and also ministry within our home (leading others with our lives) are both pieces of the disciple-making puzzle.
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If I'm not teaching them to care for the widow and the orphan and the helpless (real widows and orphans that have names and faces) and loving people in everyday life like Jesus did, then I'm failing to do what Jesus has asked of me. My children are not becoming disciples of Jesus unless I'm teaching them how to follow Him and make disciples themselves. Even when it's messy, when it's hard, and when it's uncomfortable.
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Being a homemaker is serious business. 💪
"Children are the most important work." Well. Yes, and no, friends. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Doing ministry WITH my children, not just doing the ministry OF my children. THAT is my most important work. ❤ If I'm so focused on what's happening in the four walls of our home, and keeping my little family safe and isolated in it, I'm neglecting the goal of making Jesus known to the ends of the earth. Rather than keeping others out of our home...I should be doing ministry IN our home, and inviting my children into that with me. ✌ This is Gospel work, friends. This is what gives them vision, purpose, and teaches them that Mommy and Daddy are serious about following Jesus. Ministry outside of our home (bringing hope to a lost world) and also ministry within our home (leading others with our lives) are both pieces of the disciple-making puzzle. ❤ If I'm not teaching them to care for the widow and the orphan and the helpless (real widows and orphans that have names and faces) and loving people in everyday life like Jesus did, then I'm failing to do what Jesus has asked of me. My children are not becoming disciples of Jesus unless I'm teaching them how to follow Him and make disciples themselves. Even when it's messy, when it's hard, and when it's uncomfortable. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Being a homemaker is serious business. 💪
We are a bit ‘on hold’ this week as I’ve had a poorly one off school with a sore throat-y virus 😢 Reason #12567 why I’m glad I work at home!! Hoping normal service will resume shortly and we’ll all be well for half term next week 🤞🏻 xx .
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My pumpkin...in a sea of pumpkins. #pumpkinseason #fallinlove
Tonight I am thinking non-stop of all the moms with empty arms. Those who have lost a child - whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or simply going home much too soon. I’m also thinking of those who are experiencing loss of a different kind - the loss of a dream, desire, hope. Maybe you haven’t lost a child, but you are losing hope for a child. Maybe you are watching your dream die. I want you to know that you are loved, celebrated, honored. And that the little one(s) you are without are treasures to be celebrated, and I celebrate them. I celebrate your babies who have yet to be. I celebrate your dreams. I celebrate what will be. And I have hope for you. 
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I honor the life of your babies who were gone too soon. Each one is precious and adored. And I honor the lives of the babies who will be. Hugs to all of you to whom these words resonate. 🖤💐👶🏻
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Tonight I am thinking non-stop of all the moms with empty arms. Those who have lost a child - whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or simply going home much too soon. I’m also thinking of those who are experiencing loss of a different kind - the loss of a dream, desire, hope. Maybe you haven’t lost a child, but you are losing hope for a child. Maybe you are watching your dream die. I want you to know that you are loved, celebrated, honored. And that the little one(s) you are without are treasures to be celebrated, and I celebrate them. I celebrate your babies who have yet to be. I celebrate your dreams. I celebrate what will be. And I have hope for you. _ But right now, just know that you are allowed to acknowledge and feel every ounce of your pain. It is valid, and real, and you are allowed to feel however you feel about your loss. Don’t compare your loss to another, and say “my pain is less valid than hers because of x, y, z” No. You have a right to your response to your circumstance. _ I honor the life of your babies who were gone too soon. Each one is precious and adored. And I honor the lives of the babies who will be. Hugs to all of you to whom these words resonate. 🖤💐👶🏻 . . . . . . . . . . #pregnancyandinfantloss  #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessday  #infantlossawareness  #miscarriageawareness  #ttccommunity  #ttcsisters  #thisismotherly  #herviewfromhome  #hopewriters  #momswhowrite  #celebratemotherhood  #shewritestruth  #thisisrisenmotherhood  #risenmotherhood  #bedeeplyrooted  #mytinymoments  #mybeautifulmess  #motherhoodintheraw  #honestlymotherhood  #theeverymom  #theeverymomathome 
It’s been a minute since I’ve brought up work around here, but I’m too excited not to share this project that combines two of the things I’m best at - jewelry design and lactating.
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My babe @ebb__andflow has been working tirelessly to perfect the art of breastmilk preservation over the past few months - creating creamy, dreamy little cabochons that we’ve been working together to set in sparkly little forever mementos. .
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I could not be more excited that Megan has brought me on board for the Earthside collection, and I cannot wait to share what we (mostly Megan) have been working on. Soon, we’ll be able to transform drops of your liquid gold into sparkly little memories. Stay tuned here and at @ebb__andflow for more info!
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And a huge shout out to the boss ladies at @belliesinbloom for this insane gorgeous nursing dress (and the bra holding the girls under there), to @sloanewestclothingco for Milo’s sweet outfit and to queen @melanieorrphotography for the most enchanting photos!
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It’s been a minute since I’ve brought up work around here, but I’m too excited not to share this project that combines two of the things I’m best at - jewelry design and lactating. . . My babe @ebb__andflow has been working tirelessly to perfect the art of breastmilk preservation over the past few months - creating creamy, dreamy little cabochons that we’ve been working together to set in sparkly little forever mementos. . . I could not be more excited that Megan has brought me on board for the Earthside collection, and I cannot wait to share what we (mostly Megan) have been working on. Soon, we’ll be able to transform drops of your liquid gold into sparkly little memories. Stay tuned here and at @ebb__andflow for more info! . . And a huge shout out to the boss ladies at @belliesinbloom for this insane gorgeous nursing dress (and the bra holding the girls under there), to @sloanewestclothingco for Milo’s sweet outfit and to queen @melanieorrphotography for the most enchanting photos! . . . . . . . #earthsidecollection  #breastmilkjewelry  #breastmilkkeepsake  #mamasmilk  #normalizebreastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama  #fedisbest  #thisjoyfulmoment  #makermom  #momboss  #mamahappy  #mompreneurs  #creativelifehappylife  #jewelrydesigner  #jewelryaddict  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunplugged  #myhonestmotherhood  #bringingupbabychild  #joyfulmamas  #ourtinymoments  #stopdropandmom  #celebrate_childhood  #celebratemotherhood  #lifecloseup  #milkjewelry  #breastfeedingjourney 
we work for the same company & tonight they are hosting a “murder mystery dinner” at the best Italian restaurant around. here’s to baby free nights & some good times with friends 🥂
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#parenthoodunveiled #honestmommin #motherhoodisdarling #stopdropandmom #girlsthatsparkle #honestlymothering
we work for the same company & tonight they are hosting a “murder mystery dinner” at the best Italian restaurant around. here’s to baby free nights & some good times with friends 🥂 • • • • • • #thedarlingmovement  #littleandbrave  #therealinstamoms  #mamavibestribe  #parenthoodvibes  #motherhoodunhinged  #childhoodunplugged  #b1withmoms  #colorfulmotherhood  #celebratemotherhood  #wildmotherhood  #coolmumclub  #parenthoodunveiled  #honestmommin  #motherhoodisdarling  #stopdropandmom  #girlsthatsparkle  #honestlymothering 
Why should Mondays be blue?!💙
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Here’s to hoping you got some wins today, big or small. Hold onto those and run with them - you have a whole week ahead to crush some goals! What are you tackling this week? I’ll start 👇🏼
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I’m working on keeping a running, written to-do list for my work and personal life. I’ve always just thought I could manage things in my head, but y’all #life 😅 And my win today? Getting out my planner and writing in it 😂
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Why should Mondays be blue?!💙 . Here’s to hoping you got some wins today, big or small. Hold onto those and run with them - you have a whole week ahead to crush some goals! What are you tackling this week? I’ll start 👇🏼 . I’m working on keeping a running, written to-do list for my work and personal life. I’ve always just thought I could manage things in my head, but y’all #life  😅 And my win today? Getting out my planner and writing in it 😂 . Tell me what you’re working on, and let’s hold each other accountable 😄 . . . . . . #momslivinghappy  #storytellingmama  #mamahoodinsquares  #celebratemotherhood  #memoirsofmotherhood  #thisismotherhood  #workingmomlife  #mywildmotherhood  #motherhoodlens  #honestmotherhood  #myminibestie  #mygirlmyworld  #happybabies  #theheartcaptured  #livingherbestlife  #thatblissfulmotherhood  #workingmom  #girlmom  #womeninbusiness  #womensupportingwomen  #momhustler  #momentsofmine  #inspiredmotherhood  #bloggermom  #parenthoodsquad 
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:: Trigger Warning :: It’s a strange feeling to become a statistic. To go from imaging what it’d feel like, to it being your inescapable reality. But that’s what happened to me and I’m far from alone. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and on September 10th, 2015 I lost my second pregnancy at 11 weeks.
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The impact of such a loss is extremely unexplainable. For me, it was details of the experience that weighed on me. The way I found out. The options after I found out (I had what is termed a “missed-miscarriage” so I was given three horrible options to officially “terminate” the pregnancy). The D&C procedure I chose to undertake and the very un-trauma informed experience that I was subjected to at the hospital. Lastly, the weird "normal" that followed.
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During this moment in time, nothing meant more to me than the people who invited me to tell them the details. The ones who gave me a sign that they were interested and that they felt comfortable (or at least willing) to sit with me in the uncomfortable. The ones that gave me the opportunity to re-process the experience and who in turn allowed me to feel less alone in the details that otherwise were exclusively silenced within me.
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October 15th is pregnancy and infant loss awareness. Days like this, and campaigns like #ihadamisscarriage, are so important as they start the conversations 1 and 4 women need to have. If you are one of the 1 in 4, please know that your experience matters ✊. If you are not apart of the 1-4 it’s very likely someone you love is, be there to sit in the uncomfortable with them ❤️.
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My cup is by @themomculture in collaboration with the @ihadamiscarriage campaign. Rainbow mamas are moms with a little who was born after a loss- the rainbow after a storm 🌈
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📷@milestonesmommyandme ・・・ :: Trigger Warning :: It’s a strange feeling to become a statistic. To go from imaging what it’d feel like, to it being your inescapable reality. But that’s what happened to me and I’m far from alone. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and on September 10th, 2015 I lost my second pregnancy at 11 weeks. • The impact of such a loss is extremely unexplainable. For me, it was details of the experience that weighed on me. The way I found out. The options after I found out (I had what is termed a “missed-miscarriage” so I was given three horrible options to officially “terminate” the pregnancy). The D&C procedure I chose to undertake and the very un-trauma informed experience that I was subjected to at the hospital. Lastly, the weird "normal" that followed. • During this moment in time, nothing meant more to me than the people who invited me to tell them the details. The ones who gave me a sign that they were interested and that they felt comfortable (or at least willing) to sit with me in the uncomfortable. The ones that gave me the opportunity to re-process the experience and who in turn allowed me to feel less alone in the details that otherwise were exclusively silenced within me. • October 15th is pregnancy and infant loss awareness. Days like this, and campaigns like #ihadamisscarriage , are so important as they start the conversations 1 and 4 women need to have. If you are one of the 1 in 4, please know that your experience matters ✊. If you are not apart of the 1-4 it’s very likely someone you love is, be there to sit in the uncomfortable with them ❤️. • My cup is by @themomculture in collaboration with the @ihadamiscarriage campaign. Rainbow mamas are moms with a little who was born after a loss- the rainbow after a storm 🌈 . . . . . #milestonesmamas  #milestonesmommyandme  #sdmommyandme  #realmotherhood  #meandmom  #babyclasses  #celebratemotherhood  #motherhood  #mom  #momlife  #mommy  #baby  #newmom  #mama  #ittakesavillage  #ihadamiscarriage 
Confession: Most days I truly feel like a tired old frumpy mom - mostly because I’m nearing 30, look pregnant but am not pregnant, and never have time to do my hair or makeup or wear anything but lounge clothes. I could make more of an effort, but usually I just think “why bother” and I only kinda manage to clean myself up on Saturday, Sunday if I’m lucky. Just sharing because I’m not immune to body image issues. Of course, they got so much worse after having a baby for obvious reasons. But yesterday I got to wear the most cozy and flattering sweater and actually put on makeup, so I took a selfie to celebrate feeling put-together for the first time in ... months? Some days I feel less like a tired old mom and more like a normal young adult, and yesterday was that day. (Today on the other hand...😂I’m sitting here with huge bags under my eyes in leggings and a long t shirt with frizzy hair. Cuz Mondays.)
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#honestmotherhood 
#theeverymom 
#risenmotherhood 
#honestlymothering 
#magicandmotherhood
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#momswhowrite 
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#bestofmom 
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#inbeautyandchaos 
#joyfulmamas 
#parenthood_unveiled 
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Confession: Most days I truly feel like a tired old frumpy mom - mostly because I’m nearing 30, look pregnant but am not pregnant, and never have time to do my hair or makeup or wear anything but lounge clothes. I could make more of an effort, but usually I just think “why bother” and I only kinda manage to clean myself up on Saturday, Sunday if I’m lucky. Just sharing because I’m not immune to body image issues. Of course, they got so much worse after having a baby for obvious reasons. But yesterday I got to wear the most cozy and flattering sweater and actually put on makeup, so I took a selfie to celebrate feeling put-together for the first time in ... months? Some days I feel less like a tired old mom and more like a normal young adult, and yesterday was that day. (Today on the other hand...😂I’m sitting here with huge bags under my eyes in leggings and a long t shirt with frizzy hair. Cuz Mondays.) . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodwritten  #honestlyworded  #motherhoodintheraw  #thehappynow  #momentsinmotherhood  #mindfulmama  #mynameismama  #dailyparenting  #honestmotherhood  #theeverymom  #risenmotherhood  #honestlymothering  #magicandmotherhood  #surprisedbymotherhood  #momswhowrite  #bedeeplyrooted  #motherhoodunplugged  #bestofmom  #mytinymoments  #inbeautyandchaos  #joyfulmamas  #parenthood_unveiled  #momtribe  #kindredmemories  #mybeautifulmess  #motherhoodintheraw  #celebratemotherhood  #shewritestruth  #hopewriters  #motherhoodunhinged  #thisismotherly 
:: Trigger Warning :: It’s a strange feeling to become a statistic. To go from imaging what it’d feel like to it being your inescapable reality. But that’s what happen to me and I’m far from alone. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and on September 10th, 2015 I lost my second pregnancy at 11 weeks.
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The impact of such a lost is extremely individualize. For me, it was details of the experience that weighed on me. The way I found out. The options after I found out (I had what is termed a “missed-miscarriage” so I was given three horrible options to officially “terminate” the pregnancy). The D&C procedure I chose to undertake and the very un-trauma informed experience that I was subjected to at the hospital. Lastly, the weird normal that followed.
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During this moment in time, nothing meant more to me than the people who invited me to tell them the details. The ones who gave me a sign that they were interested and that they felt comfortable (or at least willing) to sit with me in the uncomfortable. The ones that gave me the opportunity to re-process the experience and who in turn allowed me to feel less alone in the details that otherwise were exclusively silenced within me.
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October 15th is pregnancy and infant lost awareness. Days like this, and campaigns like #ihadamisscarriage, are so important as they start the conversations 1 and 4 women need to have. If you are one of the 1 in 4, please know that your experience matters ✊. If you are not apart of the 1-4 it’s very likely someone you love is, be there to sit in the uncomfortable with them ❤️.
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My cup is by @themomculture in collaboration with the @ihadamiscarriage campaign. Rainbow mamas are moms with a little who was born after a loss- the rainbow after a storm 🌈
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#findyourtribe #learn #connect #thrive #sandiego
:: Trigger Warning :: It’s a strange feeling to become a statistic. To go from imaging what it’d feel like to it being your inescapable reality. But that’s what happen to me and I’m far from alone. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and on September 10th, 2015 I lost my second pregnancy at 11 weeks. • The impact of such a lost is extremely individualize. For me, it was details of the experience that weighed on me. The way I found out. The options after I found out (I had what is termed a “missed-miscarriage” so I was given three horrible options to officially “terminate” the pregnancy). The D&C procedure I chose to undertake and the very un-trauma informed experience that I was subjected to at the hospital. Lastly, the weird normal that followed. • During this moment in time, nothing meant more to me than the people who invited me to tell them the details. The ones who gave me a sign that they were interested and that they felt comfortable (or at least willing) to sit with me in the uncomfortable. The ones that gave me the opportunity to re-process the experience and who in turn allowed me to feel less alone in the details that otherwise were exclusively silenced within me. • October 15th is pregnancy and infant lost awareness. Days like this, and campaigns like #ihadamisscarriage , are so important as they start the conversations 1 and 4 women need to have. If you are one of the 1 in 4, please know that your experience matters ✊. If you are not apart of the 1-4 it’s very likely someone you love is, be there to sit in the uncomfortable with them ❤️. • My cup is by @themomculture in collaboration with the @ihadamiscarriage campaign. Rainbow mamas are moms with a little who was born after a loss- the rainbow after a storm 🌈 . . . . . . . . #milestonesmamas  #milestonesmommyandme  #sdmommyandme  #realmotherhood  #meandmom  #babyclasses  #celebratemotherhood  #motherhood  #mom  #momlife  #mommy  #baby  #newmom  #mama  #ittakesavillage  #sandiegomom  #support  #friendship  #education  #therapist  #babybrain  #findyourtribe  #learn  #connect  #thrive  #sandiego 
Love you and your chub cheeks you sassy lil nugget.
Love you and your chub cheeks you sassy lil nugget.
We have no words to express how gorgeous this session came out to be with Mama Kayla in our Fillyboo Two Sundays Rental! Thank you @graciedays for sharing your amazing talent with us! 
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Here I am at 24 weeks, 3 days with baby number 3. We don’t know the gender so we are anxiously waiting to find out if baby will make us a family of three boys or add a little pink and purple to our mix.

This pregnancy has been a little different in that I’m busier, so fewer milestones have been recorded. I was also a considerably different shape than I was prior to getting pregnant with either of my boys. So, this baby belly looks different. While I am closer to the beginning of my third trimester than the beginning of my second, very few people have been bold enough to say much about my pregnancy. I am sure it’s because they are still trying to figure out if my growing belly contains a baby, or too many tortillas. Truthfully, the lack of acknowledgement is better than the constant “you’re huge” I got while pregnant with my second son. For that, I am grateful to this body that started this pregnancy in a totally different shape.

I don’t get Cody to take my photo as often, because truthfully I don’t like what I see. Whoever the person is that he captures on his camera is not what I see in my head when I look at myself. It’s a daily struggle, but one I am committed to overcoming. The doctor knows how much weight I’ve gained. She’s unconcerned. I don’t know how much weight I’ve gained, I am also unconcerned. All reports say baby, and mom, are healthy and progressing exceptionally well. That’s what matters.

While I may look different, this is a healthy pregnancy. Once the baby is here, I can continue to work on making the body in the mirror look like what I see in my head. But, for now, here’s 24 weeks, 3 days. 
#celebratemotherhood #pregnancy #thirdbaby #momlife #motherhoodmoments
Here I am at 24 weeks, 3 days with baby number 3. We don’t know the gender so we are anxiously waiting to find out if baby will make us a family of three boys or add a little pink and purple to our mix. This pregnancy has been a little different in that I’m busier, so fewer milestones have been recorded. I was also a considerably different shape than I was prior to getting pregnant with either of my boys. So, this baby belly looks different. While I am closer to the beginning of my third trimester than the beginning of my second, very few people have been bold enough to say much about my pregnancy. I am sure it’s because they are still trying to figure out if my growing belly contains a baby, or too many tortillas. Truthfully, the lack of acknowledgement is better than the constant “you’re huge” I got while pregnant with my second son. For that, I am grateful to this body that started this pregnancy in a totally different shape. I don’t get Cody to take my photo as often, because truthfully I don’t like what I see. Whoever the person is that he captures on his camera is not what I see in my head when I look at myself. It’s a daily struggle, but one I am committed to overcoming. The doctor knows how much weight I’ve gained. She’s unconcerned. I don’t know how much weight I’ve gained, I am also unconcerned. All reports say baby, and mom, are healthy and progressing exceptionally well. That’s what matters. While I may look different, this is a healthy pregnancy. Once the baby is here, I can continue to work on making the body in the mirror look like what I see in my head. But, for now, here’s 24 weeks, 3 days. #celebratemotherhood  #pregnancy  #thirdbaby  #momlife  #motherhoodmoments 
Time for a little Monday introduction since I am not sure I have ever officially done this. I’m Catherine - the mama behind this shop. I have two very busy little boys and spend most of my days chasing them. They were definitely the inspiration behind this little business. I love playing with my kiddos, watching football, online shopping and Coke Zero. 😂 I am also pretty obsessed with buffalo plaid. Happy Monday everyone! .
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Time for a little Monday introduction since I am not sure I have ever officially done this. I’m Catherine - the mama behind this shop. I have two very busy little boys and spend most of my days chasing them. They were definitely the inspiration behind this little business. I love playing with my kiddos, watching football, online shopping and Coke Zero. 😂 I am also pretty obsessed with buffalo plaid. Happy Monday everyone! . . Remember to sign up for our email list and get 15% off your first order. Website link in bio.
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Me to Evelyn (i.e. new mom to toddler): “Let’s play with some crayons.”
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Expectation: Evelyn with 1-3 crayons at a time drawing precious nothings.
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Reality: Evelyn seeing how many she can grab at once and chucking them to the floor.
😜 Me to Evelyn (i.e. new mom to toddler): “Let’s play with some crayons.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Expectation: Evelyn with 1-3 crayons at a time drawing precious nothings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reality: Evelyn seeing how many she can grab at once and chucking them to the floor.
“Sorry Mama”...
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Pardon our prolonged break from posting for The Mother’s Voice.  I’ll simply blame it on, well… Life.  I am so grateful for all the followers and supporters of The Mothers Voice, and have been feeling an itch to get back at it.  Although I won’t be posting and reposting up a storm, I will carve out a bit of my time towards writing and also reading/reposting the inspiring and endearing stories and thoughts from all you mamas.
My daughter and I have shared such memorable and tender moments and I have to say, I feel we are more bonded than ever.  She is entering into her glorious ‘two’s’. I am finding this age to be so incredibly special, and while there may be some moments of tears and tantrums, there are so many more moments filled with laughter and love. 
During our recent travels to the East Coast and since our return, Nova has had a brief toddler experiment with biting; to be more specific, biting mommy.  During moments of my distractions and ‘adulting’ (talking to other adults, washing dishes…), Nova’s neediness and energy would grow and culminate into taking a sizeable chomp, with her near complete set of toddler teeth, on my arms and back of my legs.  Unsure how to properly deal with this painful phase, I turned to my mama friend who found an article highlighting some valuable points about what they are going through in these moments and how to deal.
Trying them out post-bite, I get down to eye level and ask her “What’s going on Nova? What is it that you are needing? Are you Ok?” And almost every time (to my surprise) she would study my eyes and my words and plant a kiss on my lips! .
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I may have some bruises and bits of missing flesh, but my heart is always full of love when I make these connections with little Nova.  Pretty sure there isn’t a soul on this earth who would deny that sometime ‘Love Hurts’. ♥️
“Sorry Mama”... . . Pardon our prolonged break from posting for The Mother’s Voice.  I’ll simply blame it on, well… Life.  I am so grateful for all the followers and supporters of The Mothers Voice, and have been feeling an itch to get back at it.  Although I won’t be posting and reposting up a storm, I will carve out a bit of my time towards writing and also reading/reposting the inspiring and endearing stories and thoughts from all you mamas. My daughter and I have shared such memorable and tender moments and I have to say, I feel we are more bonded than ever.  She is entering into her glorious ‘two’s’. I am finding this age to be so incredibly special, and while there may be some moments of tears and tantrums, there are so many more moments filled with laughter and love.  During our recent travels to the East Coast and since our return, Nova has had a brief toddler experiment with biting; to be more specific, biting mommy.  During moments of my distractions and ‘adulting’ (talking to other adults, washing dishes…), Nova’s neediness and energy would grow and culminate into taking a sizeable chomp, with her near complete set of toddler teeth, on my arms and back of my legs. Unsure how to properly deal with this painful phase, I turned to my mama friend who found an article highlighting some valuable points about what they are going through in these moments and how to deal. Trying them out post-bite, I get down to eye level and ask her “What’s going on Nova? What is it that you are needing? Are you Ok?” And almost every time (to my surprise) she would study my eyes and my words and plant a kiss on my lips! . . I may have some bruises and bits of missing flesh, but my heart is always full of love when I make these connections with little Nova. Pretty sure there isn’t a soul on this earth who would deny that sometime ‘Love Hurts’. ♥️
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3 births in 2 days!
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The perfect Sunday afternoon ❤️ Livvy is getting to the age where she will relax for a cuddle for longer than 0.02 seconds! And I’m loving it! 
#sundayafternoon #perfectsunday
The perfect Sunday afternoon ❤️ Livvy is getting to the age where she will relax for a cuddle for longer than 0.02 seconds! And I’m loving it! #sundayafternoon  #perfectsunday 
Grab your babies and give them a hug.  They grow up so fast.  Remember those little baby hands.
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Today is the last day of Caleb’s first school holiday and guess what, Mama is very sad 😢.
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I’ve seen so many memes about how mums were partying because their kids were going back to school. I thought I would be like that too, because (truth!) Caleb can be annoying and difficult sometimes. True threenager here, you know. But these two weeks of school holiday, we’ve grown closer than before, we enjoyed so many dates, and thanks to the gloomy weather, we were spending so much time enjoying each other companies at home - cooking, playing blocks, pretend to be firemen, etc.
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What I feel right now leads me to be even more grateful that I took the decision to quit from work to raise this boy with my own hands, so I gotta spent the whole 3 years with him. To mamas out there who quit their job because they want to be a stay at home mom, I feel your pain when you hear those judgements from others. But trust me, these times are precious 💙.
Today is the last day of Caleb’s first school holiday and guess what, Mama is very sad 😢. . I’ve seen so many memes about how mums were partying because their kids were going back to school. I thought I would be like that too, because (truth!) Caleb can be annoying and difficult sometimes. True threenager here, you know. But these two weeks of school holiday, we’ve grown closer than before, we enjoyed so many dates, and thanks to the gloomy weather, we were spending so much time enjoying each other companies at home - cooking, playing blocks, pretend to be firemen, etc. . What I feel right now leads me to be even more grateful that I took the decision to quit from work to raise this boy with my own hands, so I gotta spent the whole 3 years with him. To mamas out there who quit their job because they want to be a stay at home mom, I feel your pain when you hear those judgements from others. But trust me, these times are precious 💙.