The Grinch is one of my favourite Christmas films and always makes me feel festive but right now I’m feeling pretty Grinchy. I can’t be bothered with the tree, I haven’t bought a single present and I keep thinking it’s too early when I hear Christmas songs. It just doesn’t feel like it’s December at all to me. Really hope I can find that festive cheer soon as I want to make it so much fun for Dylan. Hoping a trip to the Christmas market might be the answer 🤞#thegrinch#whereareyouchristmas#discoverunder5k#december
Soaking up every moment of her "little-ness" because I'll never have a baby this small ever again 😭 This transition has been crazier than ever, but here I am, surviving 🤘🏻 We may not be to the thriving part yet, but we are well on our way.
Our journey this time around has been very different; am still nursing (not ebf) and I use my @hopeandplum sling almost every day! It's been an amazing way to keep her close to me and it has done wonders for our bond. ❤❤❤ To say I am grateful, would be an understatement.
Me and my mini me are on the search for the greatest Christmas tree! •
This sweet little girl is not liking sleep training! It's almost been a month at it and she is still waking up many times a night! Last night was the worst up 10 times!!😳 I am exhausted 😴 and going to need all the coffee I can get today! HELP me if you have any advice to help us through this please!!
confession: I get extremely nervous shooting family photos 😅 Sam is usually the one that shoots family portraits. I'm an only child, he's 1 of 6 so he gets the dynamics of shooting multiple people. But since he's been so busy I've been launched into fam sessions.
And while during the shoot my heart is beating outside my chest, and I'm having an internal panic attack, I'm also amazingly surprised when I go in to edit. This morning I was like, "dang... these are good" 😂 which just goes to show, as an artist I guess you really are your own worst critic. So cheers to our last family session of the year and a HUGE thank you to all the families that put up with my anxiety this year 😂 yall the real MVPs 🧡
Meera got her first dose of Christmas this weekend! We went with my parents to pick up a tree, and her other grandparents also got their tree up! So it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we’re oh so excited! 🌲❤️ #babysfirstchristmas
Another weekend adventure completed! Our next destination is Edmonton, but we have a day to recoup first! As for the rest of this Monday, I’m getting my hair done for the holidays and I’m so excited for a little change back to what I’m used to! 🙊
🧀SAVE THIS RECIPE🧀 ‘Tis the season for get togethers and our favourite foods. I’m a bit of a homebody and hosting gatherings in the comfort of our home is always preferred plus watching people enjoy food I create is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I made this Mushroom and Cheese Tart using two of my favourite Saputo's @ingredients_by_saputo cheeses, the Mozzarellissima and Feta, and it was a huge hit, so I wanted to share the recipe with you guys too. Trust me you need to make it! You’ll need:
3 cups of @ingredients_by_saputo Mozzarellissima shredded
1/2 cup of @ingredients_by_saputo Feta, crumbled
2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk
1/3 cup of whole milk
1 cup of sour cream
1 box of baby spinach
3 cups of assorted brown and shiitake mushrooms sliced
1/2 a red onion cut into slices
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pepper to taste
1 pie shell of your choice
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Sautée garlic and onions until translucent, add mushrooms, dried thyme and salt. Cook until they release their water. Add baby spinach and cook until water is almost all gone. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a large bowl combine cheeses, milk, eggs, sour cream, nutmeg, pepper. Mix in the mushroom and spinach mix until incorporated. Pour into pie shell, sprinkle with more mozzarella and bake for about 25min. If the center of the pie is hard to the touch and you can insert a toothpick in and it comes out clean, the tart is done. (Some ovens are hotter than others, and yours may take a bit longer, start checking at 25min though). Enjoy!! #createwithsaputo#saputo_partner#theartofhosting
I’m looking back on photos from only a few months ago and I can’t get over how much this girl has changed. Walking, talking, dancing, running, taking care of her dolls, pointing to body parts, making animal sounds...while in this photo, on her birthday, she had just taken her very first steps. These first few years are so crazy with the growth and changes they bring. The holiday season has me feeling extra sentimental and nostalgic. How about you? #allthefees#homehistorian#honestmotherhood#babygirl#instamom#candidchildhood#quietmoments#mamablogger
Seize the moment. I know! Cheesy as Fuck, right? At least that’s what I thought before I became a Parent.
Whether it’s seizing a moment of play, quiet time to yourself at the gift of unplanned naps, or riding a wave of spontaneous desire. Seizing the moment has become the single greatest way to thrive.
Releasing the idea of fitting everyone and their unpredictable emotions & energy into my desired schedule and surrendering to whatever comes. Freeing myself from the pressure to perform, to clean, to be, and trying my best to get comfortable following what life hands us that day.
What might this look like in action for a fresh family of four? Well this week it looked like the miracle of two children sleeping paired with a surprise return of my libido. I’ll let you fill in the rest 😘. Does this mean I can count on this being a new normal? 😂 Baha, likely NOT! But you can bet your buns we made the most of that hour of unexpected bliss. Seized the hell outta that moment!
I know firsthand how frustrating it can be trying to make everything you desire happen on your schedule. So what do you have to lose by loosening your grip and making the most of whatever life hands you?
[PS. Obsessed with this photo from our last shoot with @adelaiderodgersphotography 😍 So excited to see the rest, we had a blast!]
WIR HALTEN ZUSAMMEN!
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The winter sun in New England is bright and cold and harsh and welcome, but it’s not the sun that I grew up with. We walked outside today and red said “it’s another wonderful day.” And it is. In the bright cold sun. With work, and chores, and babies having tantrums and the many questions that are tossed my way from Redmond. It’s another wonderful day. Each morning I tell myself today I will be patient. Today I will be kind. Today will be a good day. These micro steps forward on this lifelong journey of motherhood. Fifteen years ago I was prepping for college. Fifteen years from now that will be Redmond. When I think of it in those terms my heart feels like it is sitting somewhere up near my throat because these days are wildly precious. so even though he doesn’t need me anymore, I’ll hold Lauries curly head close and keep nursing a little longer. I’ll let Redmond kiss me one more time when I’m leaving for work even though I’m late. It’s worth it.
To those of you thy rear my rambling captions—thank you. -
This is 4 (pretending to sleep 😂). Most of the time I feel like I’m walking blind, not knowing the right way to parent her. Is she sleeping enough? Is she eating enough? Am I teaching her about Jesus enough? Will she ever sleep through the night again? How do I be firm but allow her to make her own decisions? The list goes on and on. Some days I fail, actually most days. This motherhood thing is hard and overwhelming. But the end of the day all I really want is for her to feel loved, to be confident and to know we support her in all that she does. I’m praying the rest of it all falls into place and that I can show myself some grace on this crazy journey..#thisismotherhood#thisisfour#ourcandidlife
My favourite window, my favourite human, my favourite weather!
We’ve had such busy week over here, I feel like my feet haven’t touched the ground. Isn’t this time of year just non stop? However, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Also, I’m finally making a good dent in the Christmas shopping 🙌🏼. .
How’s your Christmas shopping coming along, or should I not ask? 🤣
I’ll pop some of the bloopers from this shoot on my stories, just for giggles!
“Cousins are people that are ready made friends, you have laughs with them and remember good times from a young age, you have fights with them but you always know you love each other, they are a better thing than brothers and sisters and friends cause there all pieced together as one.” -Courtney Cox
@mummy_to_gil_and_edie rocking the Christmas jumpers for the second year running! 👉🏼
Thanks for all the love about Eva guys! She’s back home and snoozing, with strict instructions to go back in if her breathing becomes laboured again...oh these babies, I can’t take the stress!!
Ah well, the “break” meant I actually wrote a few Christmas cards while in hospital! Never one to waste an opportunity!
Now to speed eat tea then speed cut out!!! Just keep chugging peeps!
Love and kisses to you all 😘
I loved photographing this gorgeous family last week. Winter has most definitely taken over Autumn so we kept out of the cold and headed indoors for some fun shots around the house.
How adorable are these two brothers?
Someone is getting @beautycounter Kid’s Bathtime Set for Christmas this year! Good thing he doesn’t know what he is posing with 🤣 -
Did you know that “Children’s bath products are often marketed as safe and gentle. However, laboratory tests commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found these products are commonly contaminated with formaldehyde or 1,4-dioxane – and, in many cases, both. These two chemicals, linked to cancer and skin allergies, are anything but safe and gentle and are completely unregulated in children’s bath products.” -EWG.org
Give the gift of safer bathtime products this year to ensure your kiddos have the best + safest skincare! Order from my website located in my linktree or send me a DM! 🎄🎄🎄
So many books, so little time. Join us for our monthly book club tomorrow @aaliyasbooks from 8.30pm all welcome. We will be discussing the book we previously read and choosing a new one for the month to come. See you there #MumsinBeirut