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In case you haven’t been planning for it all month, it’s not too late to figure out a way to observe World Kindness Day today with some super deliberate or totally random acts of kindness! Kindness is something I try to radiate in everything that I do. I’m a true believer that kindness begets kindness. That whatever cosmic energy you send into the world comes back to you. Being kind is one of the easiest things we can do and requires little from us. It’s as easy as smiling at someone when you walk by them, waiting for the person behind you and holding the door, sending a friend a text saying hello, and so much more. Did you know it was World Kindness Day? How will you observe today?⠀
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Featured here is a piece from our Amber + Pearl Collection • Cognac Amber + Natural Pearls ☀️ Shop via link in our profile above!⠀⠀⠀
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{ Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀⠀⠀
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Shop Small ❤️: @kickeepants @monpetitshoes @sheloveshermama
In case you haven’t been planning for it all month, it’s not too late to figure out a way to observe World Kindness Day today with some super deliberate or totally random acts of kindness! Kindness is something I try to radiate in everything that I do. I’m a true believer that kindness begets kindness. That whatever cosmic energy you send into the world comes back to you. Being kind is one of the easiest things we can do and requires little from us. It’s as easy as smiling at someone when you walk by them, waiting for the person behind you and holding the door, sending a friend a text saying hello, and so much more. Did you know it was World Kindness Day? How will you observe today?⠀ .⠀ Featured here is a piece from our Amber + Pearl Collection • Cognac Amber + Natural Pearls ☀️ Shop via link in our profile above!⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ { Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @ivy.emmersyn.rose Shop Small ❤️: @kickeepants @monpetitshoes @sheloveshermama
I am one of those social introverts, I absolutely love to be with people, but I get drained quickly and need my solitude to reset. The business retreat I went on was amazing, but I was never alone. When I got home I was immediately propelled into motherhood with two sick kiddos and a sick kitty who were needing me. Today they will be home again and my mind wants to frenzy about “what about me!? I have nothing left to give!” This is the story that ran rampant when I was home with the girls 24/7 when they were young. But as I watch this story in my mind I remember I always have a choice to be what I need, even when circumstances are demanding. I can close my eyes and fall back in step with my breath, I can let it lift and expand me. No matter the noise out there I can find quiet inside. The stress only comes in when I wish for my situation to be different than it is and acceptance is always a choice. So lying next to my coughing kid I find my own rhythm alongside hers and I let this moment be just what I need, I give myself just what I need. .
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#meditation #modernmindfulness #bewhatyouneed #acceptthechallenge #mindfulmotherhood #mindfulmothering #momlife #selflove #introvert #womenleaders #womenwhoexplore #sitkaalaska
I am one of those social introverts, I absolutely love to be with people, but I get drained quickly and need my solitude to reset. The business retreat I went on was amazing, but I was never alone. When I got home I was immediately propelled into motherhood with two sick kiddos and a sick kitty who were needing me. Today they will be home again and my mind wants to frenzy about “what about me!? I have nothing left to give!” This is the story that ran rampant when I was home with the girls 24/7 when they were young. But as I watch this story in my mind I remember I always have a choice to be what I need, even when circumstances are demanding. I can close my eyes and fall back in step with my breath, I can let it lift and expand me. No matter the noise out there I can find quiet inside. The stress only comes in when I wish for my situation to be different than it is and acceptance is always a choice. So lying next to my coughing kid I find my own rhythm alongside hers and I let this moment be just what I need, I give myself just what I need. . . #meditation  #modernmindfulness  #bewhatyouneed  #acceptthechallenge  #mindfulmotherhood  #mindfulmothering  #momlife  #selflove  #introvert  #womenleaders  #womenwhoexplore  #sitkaalaska 
Picking up some Ed Bundy vibes.
Picking up some Ed Bundy vibes.
Did you know it only takes 22 seconds for essential oil molecules to reach the brain? And 2 minutes to get into the blood stream? And, after 20 minutes, oils are effective to every cell in the body?
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Safe. Powerful. Effective. And FAST acting
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What could be better?!
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I'm having a private online class tomorrow, all about essential oil basics. Message me for the details if you're interested!
Did you know it only takes 22 seconds for essential oil molecules to reach the brain? And 2 minutes to get into the blood stream? And, after 20 minutes, oils are effective to every cell in the body? . Safe. Powerful. Effective. And FAST acting . What could be better?! . . I'm having a private online class tomorrow, all about essential oil basics. Message me for the details if you're interested!
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✨morning✨
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Instagram vs Reality 😄
our crazy little treasure, my heart is so full! A few snaps from our mini home photoshoot. Can’t believe it’s her HALF BIRTHDAY today! The past 6 months have just absolutely flown by but they have been the best 6 months of my life. Me and @phillips.1993 are so so proud to be your parents baby girl, we love you to the moon and the stars and all the way back ♥️♥️ •
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SWIPE 👈🏻✨ Instagram vs Reality 😄 our crazy little treasure, my heart is so full! A few snaps from our mini home photoshoot. Can’t believe it’s her HALF BIRTHDAY today! The past 6 months have just absolutely flown by but they have been the best 6 months of my life. Me and @phillips.1993 are so so proud to be your parents baby girl, we love you to the moon and the stars and all the way back ♥️♥️ • • • • • • • • • • • #parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #babymassage  #mamabearlikesit1  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumoife  #mumboss  #SofiaHarlow  #6months  #6monthsold  #halfbirthday  #instagramvsreality 
KEEP THE FAITH..... Yesterday was our last family day in the UK until January. I am the first to leave the roost, bound for NY for 7 days to complete my Qoya Teacher Training. I checked in early morning and was prompted to give my ESTA authorisation - 'the what?' I thought? I haven't travelled to the US for years and had no idea until that moment that I was supposed to have this visa. Eeek! I launched into action,  applying for the ESTA there and then with no guarantee when it would be ready. Then mounting despair at the words 'you are advised to apply for your ESTA at least 2-3 weeks prior to travel and a minimum of 72 hours prior'! Wtf. There had been no prompt or reminder from Virgin, I was totally unawares! It was a Sunday and all help desk info began on Monday morning and my flight was scheduled for 10.30 take off. My spirits sank as I contemplated not being able to go at all. 🌈How interesting it is when you remember to mindfully watch your emotions as they rise. My goodness did they threaten to engulf me yesterday. The only way through was to breathe deep, think logically (surely these systems are automated and if I pass all the standard checks, I should be granted authorisation) and KEEP THE FAITH. No matter what happens Mammas, keep the faith that it will all work out exactly as it should. So much is invested in this trip - it has to happen. I walked down to the beach with the family and was greeted by a faint rainbow over the water - a glimmer of hope - a message from above to keep my spirits up. Lo and behold, we got home, I checked the system and authorisation had been granted!! Yippppppeeeee!! ❤️🌈When something that you want so much hangs in limbo, it's value magnifies. This has made me so much more grateful for this trip. 😍 I am on the plane, JFK here I come!! 🌈❤️ #joyfulmothering #joyfulmamma #joyfulmammas #joyfulmamas #joyfulmama #happymamma #happymama #joyfulliving #rainbow #rainbowjoy #lovelife #trueessence #mindfulmama #mindfulmamma #mindfulmothering #selflove #keepthefaith #qoya #setyourintention #positivevisualisation #Mumof4  #soberlife #soberglow #believe #radiatepositivity #thinkpositive #nycbound #motherhood
KEEP THE FAITH..... Yesterday was our last family day in the UK until January. I am the first to leave the roost, bound for NY for 7 days to complete my Qoya Teacher Training. I checked in early morning and was prompted to give my ESTA authorisation - 'the what?' I thought? I haven't travelled to the US for years and had no idea until that moment that I was supposed to have this visa. Eeek! I launched into action, applying for the ESTA there and then with no guarantee when it would be ready. Then mounting despair at the words 'you are advised to apply for your ESTA at least 2-3 weeks prior to travel and a minimum of 72 hours prior'! Wtf. There had been no prompt or reminder from Virgin, I was totally unawares! It was a Sunday and all help desk info began on Monday morning and my flight was scheduled for 10.30 take off. My spirits sank as I contemplated not being able to go at all. 🌈How interesting it is when you remember to mindfully watch your emotions as they rise. My goodness did they threaten to engulf me yesterday. The only way through was to breathe deep, think logically (surely these systems are automated and if I pass all the standard checks, I should be granted authorisation) and KEEP THE FAITH. No matter what happens Mammas, keep the faith that it will all work out exactly as it should. So much is invested in this trip - it has to happen. I walked down to the beach with the family and was greeted by a faint rainbow over the water - a glimmer of hope - a message from above to keep my spirits up. Lo and behold, we got home, I checked the system and authorisation had been granted!! Yippppppeeeee!! ❤️🌈When something that you want so much hangs in limbo, it's value magnifies. This has made me so much more grateful for this trip. 😍 I am on the plane, JFK here I come!! 🌈❤️ #joyfulmothering  #joyfulmamma  #joyfulmammas  #joyfulmamas  #joyfulmama  #happymamma  #happymama  #joyfulliving  #rainbow  #rainbowjoy  #lovelife  #trueessence  #mindfulmama  #mindfulmamma  #mindfulmothering  #selflove  #keepthefaith  #qoya  #setyourintention  #positivevisualisation  #Mumof4  #soberlife  #soberglow  #believe  #radiatepositivity  #thinkpositive  #nycbound  #motherhood 
Always with my two girls. ❤️❤️❤️ l
Always with my two girls. ❤️❤️❤️ l
She’s already hit me with two draw four cards 😏😜
She’s already hit me with two draw four cards 😏😜
A rare daytime appearance by our old lady kitty. She’s been around longer than all our kids. She turns 17 this month. #thosepawstho
A rare daytime appearance by our old lady kitty. She’s been around longer than all our kids. She turns 17 this month. #thosepawstho 
That moment when you realize you gave birth to an elf. #smilingsmyfavorite #hesanangryelf
I want to take a moment to thank everyone who had been incredibly { loyal } to me and my shop. Your loyalty means more to me than you’ll ever know. This shop is how I make a living. It is my bread and butter. This amber jewelry business is something I have really worked hard to build! And the fact that you come back here time and time again to shop for Baltic Amber jewelry, refer me to friends and family who are looking for all natural teething solutions and most of all share your lives with me is something I’m incredibly grateful for. So from the bottom of my heart thank you for your loyalty. Without it I’d be no where! ❤️⠀
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Featured here is a piece from our Fall | Winter Collection • Frosted Honey Amber + Ocean Jasper • Click link in our profile to shop!⠀⠀
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{ Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀⠀⠀
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I want to take a moment to thank everyone who had been incredibly { loyal } to me and my shop. Your loyalty means more to me than you’ll ever know. This shop is how I make a living. It is my bread and butter. This amber jewelry business is something I have really worked hard to build! And the fact that you come back here time and time again to shop for Baltic Amber jewelry, refer me to friends and family who are looking for all natural teething solutions and most of all share your lives with me is something I’m incredibly grateful for. So from the bottom of my heart thank you for your loyalty. Without it I’d be no where! ❤️⠀ .⠀ Featured here is a piece from our Fall | Winter Collection • Frosted Honey Amber + Ocean Jasper • Click link in our profile to shop!⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ { Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @wild.rhodora @alextrepanier.photography
Happy 11.11.11, Mamas✨ It is the 11th day of the 11th month in an 11 year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Activate your wings, and feel the energetic support opening up for you to manifest your desires and create the shifts you want to see in your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Welcome in peace and change. Forgive, heal and press reset on the past. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Be mindful with your words and speak the life you want into existence ✨
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Happy 11.11.11, Mamas✨ It is the 11th day of the 11th month in an 11 year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Activate your wings, and feel the energetic support opening up for you to manifest your desires and create the shifts you want to see in your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Welcome in peace and change. Forgive, heal and press reset on the past. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be mindful with your words and speak the life you want into existence ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️
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Just wanted to say a quick hello to our new followers, I’m Sabine and this is Sofia. Thankyou for joining our adventure 🥰 We’ve been a little bit quiet here on insta as I’ve been super poorly with tonsillitis again, but I’m a bit more back to my usual self today and decided to do a mini photo shoot for Sofia, just playing around with a few different props/backdrops/lighting etc so here’s some of the photos we’ve got! 😍 she is so beautiful I still find it crazy she’s mine! We also pre-shot some photos ready to go up closer to Christmas and I am so so excited 😭🎅🏻🎄🎁 also her gorgeous personalised t-shirt is from @uniquepersonalcreations and you can use SOFIA10 to save you some pennies 💰 •
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SWIPE 👈🏻✨ Just wanted to say a quick hello to our new followers, I’m Sabine and this is Sofia. Thankyou for joining our adventure 🥰 We’ve been a little bit quiet here on insta as I’ve been super poorly with tonsillitis again, but I’m a bit more back to my usual self today and decided to do a mini photo shoot for Sofia, just playing around with a few different props/backdrops/lighting etc so here’s some of the photos we’ve got! 😍 she is so beautiful I still find it crazy she’s mine! We also pre-shot some photos ready to go up closer to Christmas and I am so so excited 😭🎅🏻🎄🎁 also her gorgeous personalised t-shirt is from @uniquepersonalcreations and you can use SOFIA10 to save you some pennies 💰 • • • • • • • • • • • • • #parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #babymassage  #babymassagecourse  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumoife  #mumboss  #SofiaHarlow 
❤️ I love this picture of Ethan! Now nine months!! He's such a little character. He wants to be on the go all the time. I love him so much my heart just bursts!! I now understand what women mean when they say being a mum is the hardest but the best thing. You never knew tiredness like it but then the amazing times more than make up for it 💙 ❤️💛💚💙💜❤️💛💚💙 #mindfulmoments #mindfulmother #mindfulmotherhood #mindfulmothering #mindfulmerseamum #newmum #newmom #newmamma #newmama #babylove #babyboy #instababyboy #babymodelsearch #babymodel #9monthsold #9montholdbaby #happybaby
❤️ I love this picture of Ethan! Now nine months!! He's such a little character. He wants to be on the go all the time. I love him so much my heart just bursts!! I now understand what women mean when they say being a mum is the hardest but the best thing. You never knew tiredness like it but then the amazing times more than make up for it 💙 ❤️💛💚💙💜❤️💛💚💙 #mindfulmoments  #mindfulmother  #mindfulmotherhood  #mindfulmothering  #mindfulmerseamum  #newmum  #newmom  #newmamma  #newmama  #babylove  #babyboy  #instababyboy  #babymodelsearch  #babymodel  #9monthsold  #9montholdbaby  #happybaby 
One perk {along with watching White Christmas in a silent house with hot coffee} of a 5am wake up.
One perk {along with watching White Christmas in a silent house with hot coffee} of a 5am wake up.
My Christmas movie buddy...first up Christmas Vacation!
My Christmas movie buddy...first up Christmas Vacation!
I WISH.... If I could, I would! What a week. A momentous week. My husband has left the city after 20 years. We are packed and ready for our Atlantic adventures and tomorrow is our last family day in the UK until January! ❤️🌈Oooooohhhhh and I launched my new Joyful Mothering blog! Check it out, let me know what you think & if it lights you up, sign up!  https://joyfulmothering.co.uk/ (direct link in bio) 🌈❤️Happy weekend you gorgeous Mammas!! #joyfulmothering #joyfulmamma #joyfulmammas #joyfulmamas #joyfulmama #happymamma #happymama #joyfulliving #rainbow #rainbowjoy #lovelife #trueessence #mindfulmama #mindfulmamma #mindfulmothering #bloglaunch #newchapter #familyadventures #setyourintention #sweatrainbows #Mumof4 #mumlife #soberlife #soberglow #newbeginnings #radiatepositivity #sailingfamily #sailingadventures #motherhood
I WISH.... If I could, I would! What a week. A momentous week. My husband has left the city after 20 years. We are packed and ready for our Atlantic adventures and tomorrow is our last family day in the UK until January! ❤️🌈Oooooohhhhh and I launched my new Joyful Mothering blog! Check it out, let me know what you think & if it lights you up, sign up! https://joyfulmothering.co.uk/ (direct link in bio) 🌈❤️Happy weekend you gorgeous Mammas!! #joyfulmothering  #joyfulmamma  #joyfulmammas  #joyfulmamas  #joyfulmama  #happymamma  #happymama  #joyfulliving  #rainbow  #rainbowjoy  #lovelife  #trueessence  #mindfulmama  #mindfulmamma  #mindfulmothering  #bloglaunch  #newchapter  #familyadventures  #setyourintention  #sweatrainbows  #Mumof4  #mumlife  #soberlife  #soberglow  #newbeginnings  #radiatepositivity  #sailingfamily  #sailingadventures  #motherhood 
Choosing to ride this life out “ruthlessly sober” takes some grit 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank goodness for @ramatv and palo santo🧘🏻‍♀️✨
Choosing to ride this life out “ruthlessly sober” takes some grit 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank goodness for @ramatv and palo santo🧘🏻‍♀️✨
Our home away from home. The Century Center parking lot. #hunchbackmoms
Our home away from home. The Century Center parking lot. #hunchbackmoms 
Than the unlived life of the parent. 
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This struck my core during my time with The Artist's Way this morning. Not sure what to say about it yet, but I know it's going to stay in my thoughts for some time. 
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#theartistsway #mindfulmothering #parentingquotes #momlife
He knocked a letter off, prize if you can guess which 🤣
He knocked a letter off, prize if you can guess which 🤣
One year ago I had a mother blessing two weeks exactly before the birth of our third. A profound time with 5 strong women as we sat on sheepskin on the mossy grounds of a forest floor of moss and fallen autumn leaves and filled with beautiful strong pine trees. This blessing, the women, and trees carried me through the next weeks and postpartum.
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Together we made flower crowns from a selection my friend brought along and rosemary from my friends garden. I requested we use her Rosemary as it was a symbol of strength for me. *
I wish every women such a profound experience away from gifts and showers but a bond between women that you feel deeply and long after you gave birth. For no material gift can replace the way these women made me feel that day - it made all the difference.
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📷: @evacreelphotography #magicofmotherhood #igmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #bestofmom #unitedinmotherhood #honetsmotherhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #bringingbackthevillage #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunveiled #theheartcaptured #theartofbeingamother #thesincerestoryteller #consciousparenting #mindfulmothering #consciousmotherhood #consciouspregnancy #blessingway #doula #sacred
One year ago I had a mother blessing two weeks exactly before the birth of our third. A profound time with 5 strong women as we sat on sheepskin on the mossy grounds of a forest floor of moss and fallen autumn leaves and filled with beautiful strong pine trees. This blessing, the women, and trees carried me through the next weeks and postpartum. * Together we made flower crowns from a selection my friend brought along and rosemary from my friends garden. I requested we use her Rosemary as it was a symbol of strength for me. * I wish every women such a profound experience away from gifts and showers but a bond between women that you feel deeply and long after you gave birth. For no material gift can replace the way these women made me feel that day - it made all the difference. * 📷: @evacreelphotography #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy  #blessingway  #doula  #sacred 
Blessing

One year ago I had a mother blessing two weeks exactly before the birth of our third. A profound time with 5 strong women as we sat on sheepskin on the mossy grounds of a forest floor of moss and fallen autumn leaves and filled with beautiful strong pine trees. This blessing, the women, and trees carried me through the next weeks and postpartum.
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I actually couldn’t wait to take my son “back” to the place where we gathered and empowered each other and held space for me as a women and acknowledged my
power to birth the way I choose to. I returned with him 6 weeks later for a walk and sat in the same space nursing him.
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I wish every women such a profound experience away from gifts and showers but a bond between women that you feel deeply and long after you gave birth. For no material gift can replace the way these women made me feel that day - it made all the difference.
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📷: @evacreelphotography #magicofmotherhood #igmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #bestofmom #unitedinmotherhood #honetsmotherhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #bringingbackthevillage #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunveiled #theheartcaptured #theartofbeingamother #thesincerestoryteller #consciousparenting #mindfulmothering #consciousmotherhood #consciouspregnancy #blessingway #doula #sacred
Blessing One year ago I had a mother blessing two weeks exactly before the birth of our third. A profound time with 5 strong women as we sat on sheepskin on the mossy grounds of a forest floor of moss and fallen autumn leaves and filled with beautiful strong pine trees. This blessing, the women, and trees carried me through the next weeks and postpartum. * I actually couldn’t wait to take my son “back” to the place where we gathered and empowered each other and held space for me as a women and acknowledged my power to birth the way I choose to. I returned with him 6 weeks later for a walk and sat in the same space nursing him. * I wish every women such a profound experience away from gifts and showers but a bond between women that you feel deeply and long after you gave birth. For no material gift can replace the way these women made me feel that day - it made all the difference. * 📷: @evacreelphotography #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy  #blessingway  #doula  #sacred 
Haha earlier today I totally thought it was Thursday but then I realized it’s FRIDAY! 🎉 I’ve got my Friday face on now and I’m so happyI now realize it’s finally here lol! Rylee is me in toddler form. I just enjoy her love for life, adventure and snacks. She’s always got the best snacks! Happy Friday friends! It’s finally the weekend 🎉⠀
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Featured here is a piece from our Fall | Winter 2018 Collection • Frosted Honey Amber + Ocean Jasper • Shop via our profile link!⠀⠀⠀
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Haha earlier today I totally thought it was Thursday but then I realized it’s FRIDAY! 🎉 I’ve got my Friday face on now and I’m so happyI now realize it’s finally here lol! Rylee is me in toddler form. I just enjoy her love for life, adventure and snacks. She’s always got the best snacks! Happy Friday friends! It’s finally the weekend 🎉⠀ .⠀ Featured here is a piece from our Fall | Winter 2018 Collection • Frosted Honey Amber + Ocean Jasper • Shop via our profile link!⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ { Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @ryleemakenna
Trying to beach it like it’s August when it’s November. 😜
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Trying to beach it like it’s August when it’s November. 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Either way, it’s a beautiful day, and I'm grateful ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhood  #jaxyoga  #904  #jaxmomsblog  #joyfulmamas  #unitedinmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #motherhoodmoments  #motherhoodalive  #motherhoodinspired  #jaxbeach  #momsofig  #honestmotherhood  #904  #raiseyourvibration  #yogateacher  #intentions  #mindfulmothering  #spiritjunkie  #meditation  #kundalini  #bethelight  #meditateeverydamnday  #kundaliniyoga  #momoffour  #beachlife  #practicalmagic  #momlife 
Morning kid goal: Eat all the snow in the yard. 
Mom’s tip: Probably not a good idea to venture into the pasture to achieve your goal.
Morning kid goal: Eat all the snow in the yard. Mom’s tip: Probably not a good idea to venture into the pasture to achieve your goal.
Ready to start a new day with a little yoga! Namaste friends! ✌❤😊
Ready to start a new day with a little yoga! Namaste friends! ✌❤😊
Woke up to a beautiful dusting of snow. I tried to be grumpy about it, but it’s just too pretty. Came in from feeding the goats and heard a tiny “mama, will you snuggle with me?” ❤️☕️❄️
Woke up to a beautiful dusting of snow. I tried to be grumpy about it, but it’s just too pretty. Came in from feeding the goats and heard a tiny “mama, will you snuggle with me?” ❤️☕️❄️
Days with ma lil gilla 🦍
Days with ma lil gilla 🦍
Been MIA here in IG because we've been all over the place the past few weeks. 
Moving around with kids in tow may not be convenient for most of us but for me, tagging them along to see places and experience things even at such a young age is something I will always say yes to. 
This trip to an uncle's ranch was very tiring but probably the most rewarding! 
NATURE, truly, is the ultimate sensory experience!
Been MIA here in IG because we've been all over the place the past few weeks. Moving around with kids in tow may not be convenient for most of us but for me, tagging them along to see places and experience things even at such a young age is something I will always say yes to. This trip to an uncle's ranch was very tiring but probably the most rewarding! NATURE, truly, is the ultimate sensory experience!
The living room looks weird reflected in my gold birthday balloon! 
Woke at 6am and instead of rushing headfirst into the day, I took a few moments to open the window and breathe in the autumnal air and see the sky beginning to lighten. Instead of going straight to make breakfast before Ethan woke up, I thought I do a mini workout - starting my new decade as I mean to go on (and I think I'm back to my pre-baby weight: can fit into jeans a bit easier!!) And then what a beautiful morning it was! The sky was bright blue with hardly any clouds, so I strapped Ethan to me and took him for a walk on the beach. Again, I tried to be mindful of the moment by releasing all the thoughts that came up and just focusing on the sights, sounds and scents around me. 
Not only is it the start of a new decade, and they say life begins at 40, but it is also my first birthday as a mother. Nine months ago I gave birth and and what a roller coaster it has been! 
Although I do often look in the mirror and wish I looked how I did at 28, I feel more inner strength now, more confidence in my abilities, and a determination to believe in myself and my ideas so that I make the next 40 years even more incredible than the first, when I just doubted myself and my abilities and played the game of life at 50 percent (not for all of it- for some of it I played full out!). But now is the time to stop making excuses, to stop playing small and being the creative support behind other people's ideas and dreams. It's time to prioritise my own... 💻 themindfulmerseamum.com 🎈 🎂 🎉 💃🏻 🎈 🎂 🎉 💃🏻 #mindfulmoments #mindfulmothering #mindfulmum #mindfulmother #beachwalk #newbaby #newmum #newmom #autumn #thisis40 #newmumat40 #happybaby #happymummy #maturemum #maturemom #gratitude #balloon #lifeisgood #fitmama #fitmummy
The living room looks weird reflected in my gold birthday balloon! Woke at 6am and instead of rushing headfirst into the day, I took a few moments to open the window and breathe in the autumnal air and see the sky beginning to lighten. Instead of going straight to make breakfast before Ethan woke up, I thought I do a mini workout - starting my new decade as I mean to go on (and I think I'm back to my pre-baby weight: can fit into jeans a bit easier!!) And then what a beautiful morning it was! The sky was bright blue with hardly any clouds, so I strapped Ethan to me and took him for a walk on the beach. Again, I tried to be mindful of the moment by releasing all the thoughts that came up and just focusing on the sights, sounds and scents around me. Not only is it the start of a new decade, and they say life begins at 40, but it is also my first birthday as a mother. Nine months ago I gave birth and and what a roller coaster it has been! Although I do often look in the mirror and wish I looked how I did at 28, I feel more inner strength now, more confidence in my abilities, and a determination to believe in myself and my ideas so that I make the next 40 years even more incredible than the first, when I just doubted myself and my abilities and played the game of life at 50 percent (not for all of it- for some of it I played full out!). But now is the time to stop making excuses, to stop playing small and being the creative support behind other people's ideas and dreams. It's time to prioritise my own... 💻 themindfulmerseamum.com 🎈 🎂 🎉 💃🏻 🎈 🎂 🎉 💃🏻 #mindfulmoments  #mindfulmothering  #mindfulmum  #mindfulmother  #beachwalk  #newbaby  #newmum  #newmom  #autumn  #thisis40  #newmumat40  #happybaby  #happymummy  #maturemum  #maturemom  #gratitude  #balloon  #lifeisgood  #fitmama  #fitmummy 
SWIPE 👈🏻✨
Here’s a few cute pics from yesterday when we went out to grab some lunch! Today’s been super busy for this mama, just catching up with loads of housework but Sofia has been extra needy today as her little toothie is making her sad 🦷🥺 •
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SWIPE 👈🏻✨ Here’s a few cute pics from yesterday when we went out to grab some lunch! Today’s been super busy for this mama, just catching up with loads of housework but Sofia has been extra needy today as her little toothie is making her sad 🦷🥺 • • • • • • • • • • #parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #babymassage  #babymassagecourse  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumoife  #mumboss  #SofiaHarlow  #teethingbaby  #teething 
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH

Easy Vegan  Bolognese 
Meat has been giving me so much heartburn the closer I get to my due date.

I’m always on the hunt for an easy plant-based alternative to family favourites where you don’t feel like you’re
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Safe to say, even my brother who is the most meat / braai mad person you’ll
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The only thing that takes a bit of time is letting the lentils soak but trust me its worth that bit of extra work. A lot of the time when people don’t like lentils it’s because its been cooked to a bowl of mush.

Soaking them activates them which makes it easier on your digestive system and gives them a
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WHAT'S FOR LUNCH Easy Vegan Bolognese Meat has been giving me so much heartburn the closer I get to my due date. I’m always on the hunt for an easy plant-based alternative to family favourites where you don’t feel like you’re missing the meat. Safe to say, even my brother who is the most meat / braai mad person you’ll meet( haha) approves. The only thing that takes a bit of time is letting the lentils soak but trust me its worth that bit of extra work. A lot of the time when people don’t like lentils it’s because its been cooked to a bowl of mush. Soaking them activates them which makes it easier on your digestive system and gives them a more meaty texture. * Recipe in comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mindfulmum  #mindfulmothering  #mindfuleating  #mindfulness  #mindfulpregnancy  #vegan  #vegetarian  #cleaneating  #easy  #momrecipe  #budgetfriendly  #cleaneasyeats  #busymom #toddlerapproved  #conciouseating  #foodblog  #foodie  #foodiesofSA  #wellness  #pregnancy  #momblog  #mommyblogger  #recipe  #foodblog 
The first step of life is to learn to send vibrations out. Become a beacon of vibratory power of your soul. Let it touch the unlimited shores. ~ Yogi Bhajan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The first step of life is to learn to send vibrations out. Become a beacon of vibratory power of your soul. Let it touch the unlimited shores. ~ Yogi Bhajan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join me Thursdays 1:00 pm for Kundalini yoga and meditation @ 410 Jacksonville Dr. Jax Beach ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is so much that can be said about this ancient practice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, it has been the fastest, most powerful tool I've encountered to bring about positive change in my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We move our bodies, we move our breath, and we calm our minds. It makes you feel like magic is running through you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Experiencing the magic in a group makes all the more powerful ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope to see you today and in the Thursdays to come ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhood  #jaxyoga  #904  #jaxmomsblog  #joyfulmamas  #unitedinmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #motherhoodmoments  #motherhoodalive  #motherhoodinspired  #jaxbeach  #momsofig  #honestmotherhood  #beyou  #raiseyourvibration  #yogateacher  #intentions  #mindfulmothering  #spiritjunkie  #meditation  #kundalini  #bethelight  #meditateeverydamnday  #kundaliniyoga  #momoffour  #newmoon  #practicalmagic  #miracles 
There are many days when my babies are snuggled in bed, I'm reflecting on our day, & I can't think of how I connected with them. There's a variety of reasons, but most likely I just wasn't as present as I could have been. •••
Maintaining a connection with kids is so so so vital. It helps them feel secure, safe, & loved, promotes confidence & self esteem. ••• Connecting with a child doesn't have to be some big planned thing that costs $$$. Kids just need attention. ••• Here are a few of my favorite simple & quick ways to connect with my kiddos:
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3. Hug each other & see who can hug the longest
4. Sing a song together (we do this in the car alot) 🎤
5. Have a dance party (my kids love to play Freeze dance) 🎶
6. If you're an oil user, swipe a roller bottle up & down their spine while you give each other a hug (we do this every night before bed & my kids LOVE it!) What are your simple go to ways to connect with your kiddos?? I like to keep a running list, cause you know, some days I have trouble remembering even the littlest things 🤷‍♀️
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There are many days when my babies are snuggled in bed, I'm reflecting on our day, & I can't think of how I connected with them. There's a variety of reasons, but most likely I just wasn't as present as I could have been. ••• Maintaining a connection with kids is so so so vital. It helps them feel secure, safe, & loved, promotes confidence & self esteem. ••• Connecting with a child doesn't have to be some big planned thing that costs $$$. Kids just need attention. ••• Here are a few of my favorite simple & quick ways to connect with my kiddos: 1. Start a tickle fight 2. Read a book together 📖 3. Hug each other & see who can hug the longest 4. Sing a song together (we do this in the car alot) 🎤 5. Have a dance party (my kids love to play Freeze dance) 🎶 6. If you're an oil user, swipe a roller bottle up & down their spine while you give each other a hug (we do this every night before bed & my kids LOVE it!) What are your simple go to ways to connect with your kiddos?? I like to keep a running list, cause you know, some days I have trouble remembering even the littlest things 🤷‍♀️ . . . . . #motherhoodinspired  #motherhoodrising  #inspirationintheeveryday  #rawmotherhood  #thisismotherhood  #honestmotherhood  #honestparenting  #lovelysquares  #insearchofjoy  #mindfulmothering  #mindfulmama  #createalifeyoulove  #gentleparenting  #buildingconnections  #quoteunquote  #wordsofwisdom 
My last two posts on the organically made organic cotton blanket I create with women during my workshops and here it is!!! My littlest love has been wrapped around it since his birth and it travels everywhere with us.
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📷 by @eva.maria.smith #magicofmotherhood #igmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #bestofmom #unitedinmotherhood #honetsmotherhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #bringingbackthevillage #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunveiled #theheartcaptured #theartofbeingamother #thesincerestoryteller #consciousparenting #mindfulmothering #consciousmotherhood #consciouspregnancy
My last two posts on the organically made organic cotton blanket I create with women during my workshops and here it is!!! My littlest love has been wrapped around it since his birth and it travels everywhere with us. * Join me next spring for new workshops and make things for your new baby or child in workshops designed to encourage, support and awaken women on their journey to motherhood. 🙌🏻🌿🌗 * 📷 by @eva.maria.smith #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy 
I love handmade & locally made products for mama and baby. I see endless varieties of organic and quality clothing and accessories on the market these days. Which is beautiful and spreads so much awareness.
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I love handmade & locally made products for mama and baby. I see endless varieties of organic and quality clothing and accessories on the market these days. Which is beautiful and spreads so much awareness. * I am a maker and small business owner myself however, I feel that the biggest change and the most fundamental awakening for women appears when they work with their own hands to create for their new baby. * During my gatherings, workshops and birth work I encourage women to make things for their new baby. * We dye gauze burp clothes with the actual plant material, sometimes we even forage for plant dye in nearby meadows and forests. We sew a baby blanket, babies first clothing or rattle, and much more. We MAKE instead of BUY for baby. * Consumerism is at an all time high and way too often we get carried away with all the things we could buy for our new baby and mom. However, through making with our own hands we see that the highest potential lies within us and that if we create for our children, we can overcome other barriers because we have tapped into the power that lies within us. * 📷 by @eva.maria.smith #liveauthentic  #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy 
“A smile is a curve that sets everything right”.
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“A smile is a curve that sets everything right”. . . . phyllis diller
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. ~Unknown
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New moon, new you, Mamas! May we all become who we are meant to be❤️
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Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. ~Unknown ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes it's hard to let go of our self-imposed expectations, wants, and desires. But in the long run, we could be the ones limiting ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ New moon, new you, Mamas! May we all become who we are meant to be❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhood  #momlife  #parentlife  #parentinglife  #joyfulmamas  #unitedinmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #motherhoodmoments  #motherhoodalive  #motherhoodinspired  #thisismotherhood  #momsofig  #honestmotherhood  #beyou  #raiseyourvibration  #yogateacher  #intentions  #mindfulmothering  #spiritjunkie  #meditation  #kundalini  #bethelight  #meditateeverydamnday  #kundaliniyoga  #momoffour  #newmoon  #practicalmagic  #miracles 
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In gentle parenting circles, talk of parents getting angry and ‘losing their cool’ is often spoken of in hushed tones and largely frowned upon. I am convinced that many people who say they never lose their temper with their children are either lying, delusional or simply haven’t been a parent for very long. All parents ‘lose it’ at some point and I’m right up there with the best of them! .
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In my Gentle Discipline book, I talk about using an anagram: PETER to help when You’re  really struggling keep your calm:
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T = Think. Think about different ways you could respond and the learning that would happen as a result.
E = Exhale. Take a deep breath, breathe out, relax your shoulders and picture your anger leaving.
R = Respond. Now is the time to respond to your child, not before.
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#Repost  @sarahockwellsmith ・・・ In gentle parenting circles, talk of parents getting angry and ‘losing their cool’ is often spoken of in hushed tones and largely frowned upon. I am convinced that many people who say they never lose their temper with their children are either lying, delusional or simply haven’t been a parent for very long. All parents ‘lose it’ at some point and I’m right up there with the best of them! . . Often anger as a response to our children’s actions is unjust or unwarranted in the degree we release. . . In my Gentle Discipline book, I talk about using an anagram: PETER to help when You’re really struggling keep your calm: . P = Pause. Don’t react immediately. E = Empathise. Try to understand how your child is, or was, feeling and their point of view. T = Think. Think about different ways you could respond and the learning that would happen as a result. E = Exhale. Take a deep breath, breathe out, relax your shoulders and picture your anger leaving. R = Respond. Now is the time to respond to your child, not before. . . . #gentleparenting  #gentlediscipline  #positiveparenting  #positivediscipline  #consciousparenting  #consciousdiscipline  #attachmentparenting  #mindfulparenting  #mindfulmotherhood  #mindfulmothering  #toddlercalm  #babycalm  #mothercalm  #calmmother  #gentledisciplinebook  #calmisasuperpower  #diaryofalagosmum  #mumconfessions  #parentingtips 
If you’ve ever felt super guilty sitting around and doing “nothing” (AKA meditating), let me ask you this. Do you feel guilty when you take time to exercise? Or when you take a shower? Or when you eat a nourishing and nutritious meal? Probably not.

So why would you feel guilty when you meditate? In my book, meditation falls into the category of the most fundamental forms of self-care. It’s an investment in your well-being and it’s anything but selfish.

Caring well for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing is not self-indulgent, it’s of service to the world. When you heal your shit, you heal the world. And if your inner light is dialled down to dim, how can you shine a light for others?

You won’t win any awards for being a hot mess, or having a hot temper or being hamstrung to unhealthy habits (meditation can help with all of those things, BTW). This isn’t a competition on who can be the least-well-looked after human. So stop shaming yourself for looking after yourself. That’s a bullshit way of living and it serves no one. Remember this: meditation is an investment, not an indulgence. And it pays dividends for you and for all of those who cross your path.

So go forth and care for yourself proudly. You deserve it. And the world deserves the best version of you. 
P.S. Mamas and papas—- if you have little ones, hear this: it’s your duty to set an example of exceptional self-care. Show them the ropes and lead by example..💛 Photo by my gal @bayleighvedelago back when I was preggo with Hanalei 💕
If you’ve ever felt super guilty sitting around and doing “nothing” (AKA meditating), let me ask you this. Do you feel guilty when you take time to exercise? Or when you take a shower? Or when you eat a nourishing and nutritious meal? Probably not. So why would you feel guilty when you meditate? In my book, meditation falls into the category of the most fundamental forms of self-care. It’s an investment in your well-being and it’s anything but selfish. Caring well for your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing is not self-indulgent, it’s of service to the world. When you heal your shit, you heal the world. And if your inner light is dialled down to dim, how can you shine a light for others? You won’t win any awards for being a hot mess, or having a hot temper or being hamstrung to unhealthy habits (meditation can help with all of those things, BTW). This isn’t a competition on who can be the least-well-looked after human. So stop shaming yourself for looking after yourself. That’s a bullshit way of living and it serves no one. Remember this: meditation is an investment, not an indulgence. And it pays dividends for you and for all of those who cross your path. So go forth and care for yourself proudly. You deserve it. And the world deserves the best version of you. P.S. Mamas and papas—- if you have little ones, hear this: it’s your duty to set an example of exceptional self-care. Show them the ropes and lead by example..💛 Photo by my gal @bayleighvedelago back when I was preggo with Hanalei 💕
This pre-therapy #treatyoself moment brought to you by @brenebrown and @corelifeeatery
This pre-therapy #treatyoself  moment brought to you by @brenebrown and @corelifeeatery
Something very exciting happened today! I hit the big 10k milestone! 🎉 It’s amazing to me that in the two years I’ve been on Instagram that 10k of you have joined me on this amber jewelry making journey of mine! While my shop has been open for 6 years the last two have been full of growth for which I am incredibly grateful for. ❤️ This hobby turned business now allows me to pay for my student loans (which if you have some know are like paying a mortgage payment) while staying home with my boys. I am thankful you have given me this amazing gift and I hope to continue to grow and introduce more and more families to the amazing all-natural pain relieving properties of Baltic Amber. It’s made a huge impact for my family and I hope to share it with as many families as I can! I will treasuring this moment forever and hope you will continue on this road with me long after today. Wear all the Amber with love friends!❤️⠀
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Featured here is a piece from our Fall | Winter Collection • Cherry Amber + Aurora Luster ☀️Available now in the shop!⠀
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{ Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. }
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Something very exciting happened today! I hit the big 10k milestone! 🎉 It’s amazing to me that in the two years I’ve been on Instagram that 10k of you have joined me on this amber jewelry making journey of mine! While my shop has been open for 6 years the last two have been full of growth for which I am incredibly grateful for. ❤️ This hobby turned business now allows me to pay for my student loans (which if you have some know are like paying a mortgage payment) while staying home with my boys. I am thankful you have given me this amazing gift and I hope to continue to grow and introduce more and more families to the amazing all-natural pain relieving properties of Baltic Amber. It’s made a huge impact for my family and I hope to share it with as many families as I can! I will treasuring this moment forever and hope you will continue on this road with me long after today. Wear all the Amber with love friends!❤️⠀ .⠀ Featured here is a piece from our Fall | Winter Collection • Cherry Amber + Aurora Luster ☀️Available now in the shop!⠀ .⠀ { Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. } . 📷 @millicents_everything
The most important thing I wish I had understood fully as a new Mom! This should be included in educational materials for all parents to be. Instead, we throw them into the ring to fend for themselves with unrealistic expectations of independent babies who sleep through the night. 
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I think a lot of ‘parenting problems’ come down to this. The fact that young children are naturally dependent on their carers and the fact that society thinks dependency is a problem.
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We strive to make our children independent from birth, struggling to put them down, encourage sleep ‘out of arms’, in cots and cribs and as they get a little older, in different rooms. We struggle with leaving toddlers at playgroups and nursery and try desperately to find a solution for ‘easier drop-offs’. We are told this will create independence. It doesn’t. Because you can’t rush independence. It stems from fulfilling a child’s need for dependence. .
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Independence should not be the goal. We should see dependence for what it is - normal and healthy. We should encourage this stage of childhood development like any other! Aim for dependence and independence will naturally follow. Aiming for independence without first encouraging dependence is like trying to encourage running before a baby can crawl.
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Our lives would be SO much easier if we understood and accepted dependence more in our society, don’t you think? .
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#gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #independentchild #childdevelopment #babysleep #bedsharing #cosleeping #sleeptraining #gentlesleep #gentlesleeptraining #peacefulparenting #mindfulparenting #mindfulmotherhood #naturalparenting #mindfulmothering #tiredmama #tiredmumsclub #tiredmum #babyboy #babygirl #newbaby #newborn #newmum #newmama 
#parentstobe #newmama #firsttimemom #firsttimemama #breastfeedingmama #newbornlife
The most important thing I wish I had understood fully as a new Mom! This should be included in educational materials for all parents to be. Instead, we throw them into the ring to fend for themselves with unrealistic expectations of independent babies who sleep through the night. #Repost  @sarahockwellsmith with @get_repost ・・・ DEPENDENCY . I think a lot of ‘parenting problems’ come down to this. The fact that young children are naturally dependent on their carers and the fact that society thinks dependency is a problem. . We strive to make our children independent from birth, struggling to put them down, encourage sleep ‘out of arms’, in cots and cribs and as they get a little older, in different rooms. We struggle with leaving toddlers at playgroups and nursery and try desperately to find a solution for ‘easier drop-offs’. We are told this will create independence. It doesn’t. Because you can’t rush independence. It stems from fulfilling a child’s need for dependence. . . Independence should not be the goal. We should see dependence for what it is - normal and healthy. We should encourage this stage of childhood development like any other! Aim for dependence and independence will naturally follow. Aiming for independence without first encouraging dependence is like trying to encourage running before a baby can crawl. . Our lives would be SO much easier if we understood and accepted dependence more in our society, don’t you think? . . . #gentleparenting  #attachmentparenting  #independentchild  #childdevelopment  #babysleep  #bedsharing  #cosleeping  #sleeptraining  #gentlesleep  #gentlesleeptraining  #peacefulparenting  #mindfulparenting  #mindfulmotherhood  #naturalparenting  #mindfulmothering  #tiredmama  #tiredmumsclub  #tiredmum  #babyboy  #babygirl  #newbaby  #newborn  #newmum  #newmama  #parentstobe  #newmama  #firsttimemom  #firsttimemama  #breastfeedingmama  #newbornlife 
Done! Voter #142 Thanks for the donut idea @kukla0506 Also, this is the first time my precinct has had stickers 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #itsthelittlethings  #grabthembytheballot
Because I like you I’m staying open until the new year. #breastmilkjewelry #keepsakejewelry #memorialjewelry #dnajewelry
It's written in the stars, people 😜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Please Vote! ❤️ #everyvotecounts #vote
It's written in the stars, people 😜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please Vote! ❤️ #everyvotecounts  #vote 
The 3 kinds of life by Brendon Bruchard 🕊
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This spoke to my heart + just adjusted my lens quite a bit today.. especially as I look towards, and think about this past year... and the one to come...
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So many years past, or times “around this time of year” I’ve felt like <<I should have done more >> or I ((should have done less)). I’ve felt burnt out or just not present enough with my babes - relishing our precious time together... talking those important talks and making those important bonds you just can’t form in a waiting room of an activity. You know what I mean? Thankfully this is not one of ANY of those years 🖤
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This year feels like the most balanced #homeschool year to date (hell parenting in general!) - and I just wish I could jot down the recipe or formula and instantly be able to replicate... but alas I cannot. There are though some general themes I’m seeing. The first [1] holding time as more sacred and only saying yes to things that f e e l  like a hell yes (!) Those things are usually things we have NOT done before so new experiences or things on our list we are getting intentional about.. Next, [2] giving my children much more voice and ownership on what their divine souls are wanting (not necessarily what would look great on a resume or what everyone else’s schedule looks like). Third, honoring the mundane because in mundane rituals - l i f e still happens. Not everything has to be exciting. Just being and existing together is a beautiful thing too. It doesn’t have to have a hefty price tag either. Lastly, [4] waiting for opportunities to arrive and Life to bless us... vs. always searching, yearning or initiating. It’s been fun to see what stays, what leaves, + what arrives 🌟. .
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Image by #brendanbruchard (love his books too)
#homeschoolyear #homeschoolyearbook #homeschoolreflections #homeschoolyearinreview #intentionalhomeschooling #intentionalhomeschool #mindfulhomeschool #mindfulhomeschooling #attachmentparenting #attachmentparent #theconsciousparent #conscioushomeschooling #mindfulmothering #mindfullife #mindfulliving #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoollife
The 3 kinds of life by Brendon Bruchard 🕊 . . This spoke to my heart + just adjusted my lens quite a bit today.. especially as I look towards, and think about this past year... and the one to come... . . So many years past, or times “around this time of year” I’ve felt like <> or I ((should have done less)). I’ve felt burnt out or just not present enough with my babes - relishing our precious time together... talking those important talks and making those important bonds you just can’t form in a waiting room of an activity. You know what I mean? Thankfully this is not one of ANY of those years 🖤 . . This year feels like the most balanced #homeschool  year to date (hell parenting in general!) - and I just wish I could jot down the recipe or formula and instantly be able to replicate... but alas I cannot. There are though some general themes I’m seeing. The first [1] holding time as more sacred and only saying yes to things that f e e l like a hell yes (!) Those things are usually things we have NOT done before so new experiences or things on our list we are getting intentional about.. Next, [2] giving my children much more voice and ownership on what their divine souls are wanting (not necessarily what would look great on a resume or what everyone else’s schedule looks like). Third, honoring the mundane because in mundane rituals - l i f e still happens. Not everything has to be exciting. Just being and existing together is a beautiful thing too. It doesn’t have to have a hefty price tag either. Lastly, [4] waiting for opportunities to arrive and Life to bless us... vs. always searching, yearning or initiating. It’s been fun to see what stays, what leaves, + what arrives 🌟. . . It’s been a balanced yet charged year. . . . . Image by #brendanbruchard  (love his books too) #homeschoolyear  #homeschoolyearbook  #homeschoolreflections  #homeschoolyearinreview  #intentionalhomeschooling  #intentionalhomeschool  #mindfulhomeschool  #mindfulhomeschooling  #attachmentparenting  #attachmentparent  #theconsciousparent  #conscioushomeschooling  #mindfulmothering  #mindfullife  #mindfulliving  #homeschool  #homeschooling  #homeschoolmom  #homeschoollife 
Refer to my last post to see my little one in the outfit I made for him when he was 4 months and that he still wears today. During colder days he wears a long or short sleeve onesie under the shirt and the pants either folded up or down depending on weather conditions. 🌿🙌🏻💕 *
📷 by @eva.maria.smith #theartofslowliving #magicofmotherhood #igmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #bestofmom #unitedinmotherhood #honetsmotherhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #bringingbackthevillage #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunveiled #theheartcaptured #theartofbeingamother #thesincerestoryteller #consciousparenting #mindfulmothering #consciousmotherhood #consciouspregnancy
Refer to my last post to see my little one in the outfit I made for him when he was 4 months and that he still wears today. During colder days he wears a long or short sleeve onesie under the shirt and the pants either folded up or down depending on weather conditions. 🌿🙌🏻💕 * 📷 by @eva.maria.smith #theartofslowliving  #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy 
A simple little baby outfit can grow with your little one during the entire first year of their life. Pictured here is a set I made for my son from the softest muselin fabric and dyed with avocado and walnut.
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He has been wearing it for the past 6 months and I don’t see him growing out of it anytime soon. As we shift our perspective from buying according to sizes but making for our children and wearing what fits we notice that we have way too many pieces of clothing for these little ones.
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Once we use our hands to make their clothes, along with other women, we can experience how our ancestors experienced the time before and with a young child. It was marked with making a few things for the period when they are little and then these things grew with the child, were handed down to siblings or other relatives children, and kept until the children themselves had children.
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Let me help you achieve some of your goals of making for your new baby or child. Website will be updated soon...
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📷 by @eva.maria.smith #liveauthentic #landleben #naturechild #naturkind #wildandfreechildren #togetherwemother #motherhoodsimplified #consciousmotherhood #mindfulmothering #consciousparenting #amamashares #aquietstyle #consciousliving #womanpower #simplicityparenting #windelfrei #handmadeforbaby #stoffwindelliebe #waldorfkind #waldorfbaby #eliminationcommunication
A simple little baby outfit can grow with your little one during the entire first year of their life. Pictured here is a set I made for my son from the softest muselin fabric and dyed with avocado and walnut. * He has been wearing it for the past 6 months and I don’t see him growing out of it anytime soon. As we shift our perspective from buying according to sizes but making for our children and wearing what fits we notice that we have way too many pieces of clothing for these little ones. * Once we use our hands to make their clothes, along with other women, we can experience how our ancestors experienced the time before and with a young child. It was marked with making a few things for the period when they are little and then these things grew with the child, were handed down to siblings or other relatives children, and kept until the children themselves had children. * Let me help you achieve some of your goals of making for your new baby or child. Website will be updated soon... * 📷 by @eva.maria.smith #liveauthentic  #landleben  #naturechild  #naturkind  #wildandfreechildren  #togetherwemother  #motherhoodsimplified  #consciousmotherhood  #mindfulmothering  #consciousparenting  #amamashares  #aquietstyle  #consciousliving  #womanpower  #simplicityparenting  #windelfrei  #handmadeforbaby  #stoffwindelliebe  #waldorfkind  #waldorfbaby  #eliminationcommunication 
The science of reality is to find the sound and to resound in that sound. Then the soul shall excel, and God shall dwell in you -Yogi Bhajan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I listened to mantra music long before I ever did a kundalini yoga class. I would play them when I cooked and loved the way they made me feel. ✨
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I'm convinced that simply listening to the mantras created the path for change that I had been longing for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don't take my word for it. Try it yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Try sneaking them in when you're doing stuff around the house, or you can play them while you’re sleeping. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm confident you will be amazed by the shifts that start happening.✨✨ If you're not sure where to start, I would suggest @whitesunmusic So beautiful ❤️
The science of reality is to find the sound and to resound in that sound. Then the soul shall excel, and God shall dwell in you -Yogi Bhajan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I listened to mantra music long before I ever did a kundalini yoga class. I would play them when I cooked and loved the way they made me feel. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm convinced that simply listening to the mantras created the path for change that I had been longing for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't take my word for it. Try it yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Try sneaking them in when you're doing stuff around the house, or you can play them while you’re sleeping. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm confident you will be amazed by the shifts that start happening.✨✨ If you're not sure where to start, I would suggest @whitesunmusic So beautiful ❤️
Did you know that there is a word, coined in 1973 by medical anthropologist Dana Raphael and popularised recently by Dr Alexandra Sacks (the image is her quote), to describe the huge physiological and psychological transition that women make when they become mothers?
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The fact that most have never heard of this word is a good example of how under-researched, misunderstood and undervalued this tremendous transformation is for new mothers. .
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But understanding is so needed. As the Rajneesh quote goes: “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
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This is why they need support, empathy and understanding and time....not unwanted advice and expectations that they should “get back to normal” (whether that be their pre-baby bodies, their careers, their social life, or their housekeeping) quickly. The thing is, that normal has changed. There is no “getting back” to anything, because now everything is different for her. Body, mind, heart and soul....she will never be the same again.....and that’s something I strongly believe we need to understand and accept more in our society. Don’t you?
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#motherhood #motherhoodquotes #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #motherlove #mothersofinstagram #mummydiaries #mamalife #mumssupportingmums #mumsofinsta #mumsofinstagram #mindfulmotherhood #mindfulmothering #gentlemothering #gentlemother #newmummy #newmumlife #gentleparenting #newborn #newmother #sarahockwellsmith
Did you know that there is a word, coined in 1973 by medical anthropologist Dana Raphael and popularised recently by Dr Alexandra Sacks (the image is her quote), to describe the huge physiological and psychological transition that women make when they become mothers? . The fact that most have never heard of this word is a good example of how under-researched, misunderstood and undervalued this tremendous transformation is for new mothers. . . But understanding is so needed. As the Rajneesh quote goes: “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” . This is why they need support, empathy and understanding and time....not unwanted advice and expectations that they should “get back to normal” (whether that be their pre-baby bodies, their careers, their social life, or their housekeeping) quickly. The thing is, that normal has changed. There is no “getting back” to anything, because now everything is different for her. Body, mind, heart and soul....she will never be the same again.....and that’s something I strongly believe we need to understand and accept more in our society. Don’t you? . Image by @alexandrasacksmd . . . #motherhood  #motherhoodquotes  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherlove  #mothersofinstagram  #mummydiaries  #mamalife  #mumssupportingmums  #mumsofinsta  #mumsofinstagram  #mindfulmotherhood  #mindfulmothering  #gentlemothering  #gentlemother  #newmummy  #newmumlife  #gentleparenting  #newborn  #newmother  #sarahockwellsmith 
My sweet baby’s got his first cold. He was up fussing all night, and running a fever, so we stayed home today. What I promised him would be a day of snuggles quickly devolved into me checking my work emails while holding him with the other arm. 👋
Little man is calling my bluff! Wiggling around, blowing bubbles, doing his loud, hilarious “shout babbling,” basically doing everything in his power to say, “hey, look how cute I’m being! Pay attention to me!”
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I mean, could you resist that face?? One of the greatest lessons I continually learn from my children is to be present. Children call your BS and demand that which is most precious: your time and attention. What lessons do your kids keep teaching you?
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My sweet baby’s got his first cold. He was up fussing all night, and running a fever, so we stayed home today. What I promised him would be a day of snuggles quickly devolved into me checking my work emails while holding him with the other arm. 👋 Little man is calling my bluff! Wiggling around, blowing bubbles, doing his loud, hilarious “shout babbling,” basically doing everything in his power to say, “hey, look how cute I’m being! Pay attention to me!” 😍 I mean, could you resist that face?? One of the greatest lessons I continually learn from my children is to be present. Children call your BS and demand that which is most precious: your time and attention. What lessons do your kids keep teaching you? * * * * * #radiantmothering  #mindfulmothering  #mindfulness  #babycold  #learnfromkids  #bepresent  ##mindfulness  #thelittlemoments  #dontblink  #blinkanditsgone  #sweetface  #babiesofinstagram  #babies  #workingmom  #littleteacher 
#gratitude30 Day 2. Yes, I know I’m already behind and it’s only November 4th - but at least I’m trying, right? 😬 🤣 #reallife •
Day 2’s theme was #inspiration and this quote is something that I think about often. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the “stuff.” Doing more, buying more, being more. But this quote always inspires me to take a step back and ask myself if any of the extra stuff is really worth my time, energy, emotions or even money. •
I’ve always been drawn to simple, beautiful things and I appreciate the inspiration that this quote gives me as I make choices and try to keep life  as simple and beautiful as possible.💗
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#gratitude30  Day 2. Yes, I know I’m already behind and it’s only November 4th - but at least I’m trying, right? 😬 🤣 #reallife  • Day 2’s theme was #inspiration  and this quote is something that I think about often. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the “stuff.” Doing more, buying more, being more. But this quote always inspires me to take a step back and ask myself if any of the extra stuff is really worth my time, energy, emotions or even money. • I’ve always been drawn to simple, beautiful things and I appreciate the inspiration that this quote gives me as I make choices and try to keep life as simple and beautiful as possible.💗 • How about you? Do you try to keep things simple? What inspires you to stay the course?
Daylight Savings is upon us, and while I’m sure we all really love (more like dreamed about because let’s face it my kids didn’t sleep in) an extra hour of sleep this weekend, there is something just dreadful on the other side! One less hour of daylight to keep that seasonal depression at bay. My advice to you is to head over immediately to my website and treat yourself to a piece of amber jewelry to lift your spirits! Use code DAYLIGHTSAVINGS for 20% off your order tonight only!⠀
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{ Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀
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Daylight Savings is upon us, and while I’m sure we all really love (more like dreamed about because let’s face it my kids didn’t sleep in) an extra hour of sleep this weekend, there is something just dreadful on the other side! One less hour of daylight to keep that seasonal depression at bay. My advice to you is to head over immediately to my website and treat yourself to a piece of amber jewelry to lift your spirits! Use code DAYLIGHTSAVINGS for 20% off your order tonight only!⠀ .⠀ { Amber teething jewelry has long been prized for its abilities to soothe even the crankiest of teething tots. When amber (a fossilized resin) is worn close to the skin it is warmed by body heat and releases therapeutic properties enjoyed by children and adults alike. Wear all the amber with love friends! ☀️ }⠀ .⠀ 📷 @little_lady_leia
You see, nature is all around us but we sometimes forget it is where we find so many of our answers as women.
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📷 by @eva.maria.smith #magicofmotherhood #igmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #bestofmom #unitedinmotherhood #honetsmotherhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #bringingbackthevillage #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunveiled #theheartcaptured #theartofbeingamother #thesincerestoryteller #consciousparenting #mindfulmothering #consciousmotherhood #consciouspregnancy #togetherwemother #motherhood #motherhoodrising #feelfreefeed #wildandfreechildren #uniteinmotherhood #liveauthentic #postthepeople #acupofmotherhood #theartofslowliving #ittakesavillage #motheringthemother
You see, nature is all around us but we sometimes forget it is where we find so many of our answers as women. * How did you connect to nature during pregnancy? Did you have a forest or meadow nearby that allowed you to take walks and clear your head? * For more information about online or one-on-one consultation for my work as a doula please contact me via direct message. * 📷 by @eva.maria.smith #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy  #togetherwemother  #motherhood  #motherhoodrising  #feelfreefeed  #wildandfreechildren  #uniteinmotherhood  #liveauthentic  #postthepeople  #acupofmotherhood  #theartofslowliving  #ittakesavillage  #motheringthemother 
Re-connect with Nature! As women a connection to nature is vital. I was able to re-connect to nature and feel the benefits during my last pregnancy. More so than with the previous two I felt a deep connection to nature. I looked to nature to soothe my mind on busy days - with a walk in the forest or nearby meadows.
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I healed my body with nature -through tea’s and herbs that aid my pregnancy. Futhermore, I created for myself and my baby with organic cotton and hemp fibers.
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📷 by @eva.maria.smith #magicofmotherhood #igmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #bestofmom #unitedinmotherhood #honetsmotherhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #bringingbackthevillage #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunveiled #theheartcaptured #theartofbeingamother #thesincerestoryteller #consciousparenting #mindfulmothering #consciousmotherhood #consciouspregnancy
Re-connect with Nature! As women a connection to nature is vital. I was able to re-connect to nature and feel the benefits during my last pregnancy. More so than with the previous two I felt a deep connection to nature. I looked to nature to soothe my mind on busy days - with a walk in the forest or nearby meadows. * I healed my body with nature -through tea’s and herbs that aid my pregnancy. Futhermore, I created for myself and my baby with organic cotton and hemp fibers. * Continued in next post... * 📷 by @eva.maria.smith #magicofmotherhood  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodsimplified  #bestofmom  #unitedinmotherhood  #honetsmotherhood  #rawmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #bringingbackthevillage  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunveiled  #theheartcaptured  #theartofbeingamother  #thesincerestoryteller  #consciousparenting  #mindfulmothering  #consciousmotherhood  #consciouspregnancy 
I will likely regret giving her this catalog and marker when she starts sobbing on Christmas morning that she didn’t get everything she circled, but for now it’s getting us thru Target #noshame #allthecoffee #effyoudaylightsavings
I will likely regret giving her this catalog and marker when she starts sobbing on Christmas morning that she didn’t get everything she circled, but for now it’s getting us thru Target #noshame  #allthecoffee  #effyoudaylightsavings 
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I know everything can be seen as a miracle. I know all about gratitude journals 😉
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I'm talking about breakthroughs, significant shifts in perception, cracking codes on situations that have been puzzling you for many moons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You know the feeling you get when you've had a major download of energy, and you feel like you've got an upgrade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That's what I'm talking about 😜 Anyone else? ❤️
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Today's mood✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know everything can be seen as a miracle. I know all about gratitude journals 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm talking about breakthroughs, significant shifts in perception, cracking codes on situations that have been puzzling you for many moons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You know the feeling you get when you've had a major download of energy, and you feel like you've got an upgrade. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's what I'm talking about 😜 Anyone else? ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #showmethemiracle 
Winters coming! We are finally ready to start construction on our barn. Walking the property this morning to choose the best spot and go buy materials for the first phase. We are going a little bigger than we planned bc there’s been talk of maybe housing a pony here for winter. Holding off on the chicken coop side until spring, but our goats are ready for a bigger, warmer space! #homesteading
Winters coming! We are finally ready to start construction on our barn. Walking the property this morning to choose the best spot and go buy materials for the first phase. We are going a little bigger than we planned bc there’s been talk of maybe housing a pony here for winter. Holding off on the chicken coop side until spring, but our goats are ready for a bigger, warmer space! #homesteading 
With our two luminaries, the sun ☀️ and the moon 🌙, in the signs that they are in today ( ♏️ and ♍️) the vibe in the sky can be a little hyper-critical. It can show up like being hyper-critical of others or of your self. So be very mindful  of that today. Constructive criticism can easily be taken the wrong way, so an extra dose of 💗 softness is called for. .
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A mantra for yourself today is “I’m doing the best I can”. 😊
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It’s another day of wanting to fix and get to the bottom of things. There is still a healing vibe in the sky today. Being of service will feel important and natural healing modalities will be on your mind. Let your kids help you in some way.  Let them choose the way to do that. When the moon is in Virgo, they’ll be in the mood to serve and contribute. .
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#MoonInVirgo #suninscorpio #DailyAstrology #DailyParenting #AstrologyPosts #astrologer #ParentingDaily #NaturalHealing #MindfulLiving #ConsciousParenting #MindfulMothering #NaturalMom #NaturalRemedies #HolisticHealth #Organic #Mothering #CrunchyMama #HerbalMedicine #foodmedicine #LovingKindness #mamalove #AstrologersOfInstagram #astrologyreadings #AstrologyLover  #Parenting #ParentingTips #LuminaryParenting #ParentingByTheMoon #ParentingAstrology
With our two luminaries, the sun ☀️ and the moon 🌙, in the signs that they are in today ( ♏️ and ♍️) the vibe in the sky can be a little hyper-critical. It can show up like being hyper-critical of others or of your self. So be very mindful of that today. Constructive criticism can easily be taken the wrong way, so an extra dose of 💗 softness is called for. . . A mantra for yourself today is “I’m doing the best I can”. 😊 . . . It’s another day of wanting to fix and get to the bottom of things. There is still a healing vibe in the sky today. Being of service will feel important and natural healing modalities will be on your mind. Let your kids help you in some way. Let them choose the way to do that. When the moon is in Virgo, they’ll be in the mood to serve and contribute. . . . #MoonInVirgo  #suninscorpio  #DailyAstrology  #DailyParenting  #AstrologyPosts  #astrologer  #ParentingDaily  #NaturalHealing  #MindfulLiving  #ConsciousParenting  #MindfulMothering  #NaturalMom  #NaturalRemedies  #HolisticHealth  #Organic  #Mothering  #CrunchyMama  #HerbalMedicine  #foodmedicine  #LovingKindness  #mamalove  #AstrologersOfInstagram  #astrologyreadings  #AstrologyLover  #Parenting  #ParentingTips  #LuminaryParenting  #ParentingByTheMoon  #ParentingAstrology 
I'm not an expert when it comes to journal keeping, but I have started (& stopped 😂) enough times that I've found a few things that work well for me.
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1. Keep it simple. The actual journal doesn't need to be anything fancy. I literally just grabbed a notebook I found around the house that had minimal pages drawn on by my kids 🤷‍♀️. 2. Don't make "rules" for yourself when it comes to how you journal (although these tips may sound like rules. lol.) There's been times when I've done this... like write 3 things everyday or 1 thing I'm grateful for, 1 thing I learned, 1 accomplishment, etc. Maybe I don't like following rules, but this kind of stuff doesn't work for me long term. Some days you'll easily fill up a page & other days you might struggle to fill up a few lines. 
3. Make time to do it everyday. I like to choose around the same time everyday to help me stay in the habit. I put the kids to bed, tidy up, reflect on the day while I write down things Im grateful for.
4. Acknowledge the negative. It's perfectly fine to be grateful for the not so positive stuff too. One example from mine... "I'm grateful for apologies & forgiveness. Today was an off day filled with unkind words & actions so there were lots of apologies & lots of forgiveness."
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5. Be descriptive. Include the Why. I'm not a fan of just listing things... I'm grateful for my car, kids, a delicious dinner, etc. I like to go beyond that so that I can really focus not just on what I'm grateful for, but why. An example from mine... "I'm grateful Juni went to get pizza with me. She stopped to smell the flowers on the way in (what a great reminder to notice the little things) & then she requested to get the soda with the dog on it... not our typical choice, but when I said yes she excited said 'yes! thank you! Tate's gonna love this kind.' Tate had been having a rough morning, being sad & I loved that she was thinking about him.
Do whatever works for you & make it your own so your more likely to stick to it!

#motherhoodinspired #motherhoodrising #inspirationintheveryday #thisismotherhood #honestmotherhood #mindfulmothering #everysquareastory #photosinbewteen #lovelysquares #insearchofjoy
I'm not an expert when it comes to journal keeping, but I have started (& stopped 😂) enough times that I've found a few things that work well for me. ••• 1. Keep it simple. The actual journal doesn't need to be anything fancy. I literally just grabbed a notebook I found around the house that had minimal pages drawn on by my kids 🤷‍♀️. 2. Don't make "rules" for yourself when it comes to how you journal (although these tips may sound like rules. lol.) There's been times when I've done this... like write 3 things everyday or 1 thing I'm grateful for, 1 thing I learned, 1 accomplishment, etc. Maybe I don't like following rules, but this kind of stuff doesn't work for me long term. Some days you'll easily fill up a page & other days you might struggle to fill up a few lines. 3. Make time to do it everyday. I like to choose around the same time everyday to help me stay in the habit. I put the kids to bed, tidy up, reflect on the day while I write down things Im grateful for. 4. Acknowledge the negative. It's perfectly fine to be grateful for the not so positive stuff too. One example from mine... "I'm grateful for apologies & forgiveness. Today was an off day filled with unkind words & actions so there were lots of apologies & lots of forgiveness." ••• 5. Be descriptive. Include the Why. I'm not a fan of just listing things... I'm grateful for my car, kids, a delicious dinner, etc. I like to go beyond that so that I can really focus not just on what I'm grateful for, but why. An example from mine... "I'm grateful Juni went to get pizza with me. She stopped to smell the flowers on the way in (what a great reminder to notice the little things) & then she requested to get the soda with the dog on it... not our typical choice, but when I said yes she excited said 'yes! thank you! Tate's gonna love this kind.' Tate had been having a rough morning, being sad & I loved that she was thinking about him. Do whatever works for you & make it your own so your more likely to stick to it! #motherhoodinspired  #motherhoodrising  #inspirationintheveryday  #thisismotherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mindfulmothering  #everysquareastory  #photosinbewteen  #lovelysquares  #insearchofjoy 
Do you guys follow @positivelypresent ? It’s become one of my fave accounts on IG with its colorful and inspirational messages! I decided to take part in their 30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge this month and day number one (yesterday! 😬) was the theme of home. 🏡
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So I decided to share my most favorite part of my home with you! It’s my bedroom! And not just because #ilovesleep , but also because I’m proud of it. 😊 And grateful for it!
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My hubby and I have been married for 15 years and we didn’t buy a bedroom set until about 2 years ago. We used second and third hand furniture from our family for soooo long. And we even spent the first 2 years in our house with our box spring and mattress on the floor because the moving company lost our (cheap metal) bed stand. 😐
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When we decided to finally buy a set, I held out until I found exactly what I wanted. And then I held out again until I found chairs that I love for our corner. •
That’s my favorite way to decorate - slowly. I always have a general idea of what I want and when it see the perfect piece I just know that it’s the item I’ve waited for for my space and I usually don’t spend a ton of time agonizing over it. The slow process drives my husband a little crazy, but he always loves the finished product! 💗 •
I still want to find the perfect throw blanket and switch out a couple of the throw pillows. Oh, and add a couple of things to the walls. 🤣
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Any-who, I truly am so grateful for our home and for the fact that we can live somewhere we love. My bedroom is my calm and peaceful place that I can go to to relax and regroup, so I think it will always be my favorite! •
How about you? What’s your favorite space in your home???
Do you guys follow @positivelypresent ? It’s become one of my fave accounts on IG with its colorful and inspirational messages! I decided to take part in their 30-Day Gratitude Photo Challenge this month and day number one (yesterday! 😬) was the theme of home. 🏡 • So I decided to share my most favorite part of my home with you! It’s my bedroom! And not just because #ilovesleep  , but also because I’m proud of it. 😊 And grateful for it! • My hubby and I have been married for 15 years and we didn’t buy a bedroom set until about 2 years ago. We used second and third hand furniture from our family for soooo long. And we even spent the first 2 years in our house with our box spring and mattress on the floor because the moving company lost our (cheap metal) bed stand. 😐 • When we decided to finally buy a set, I held out until I found exactly what I wanted. And then I held out again until I found chairs that I love for our corner. • That’s my favorite way to decorate - slowly. I always have a general idea of what I want and when it see the perfect piece I just know that it’s the item I’ve waited for for my space and I usually don’t spend a ton of time agonizing over it. The slow process drives my husband a little crazy, but he always loves the finished product! 💗 • I still want to find the perfect throw blanket and switch out a couple of the throw pillows. Oh, and add a couple of things to the walls. 🤣 • Any-who, I truly am so grateful for our home and for the fact that we can live somewhere we love. My bedroom is my calm and peaceful place that I can go to to relax and regroup, so I think it will always be my favorite! • How about you? What’s your favorite space in your home???
Curious Ground Creativity boxes are posing for pictures! They hold still so nicely, just like my lil nuggets did when they were infants too. There's so much learning-as-I-go to business creating, it does feel very much like having a baby!

The collage materials are out today. It's maybe the most accessible and dynamic art approach, and like so many creative practices it's never the same twice. Do you know about the glue sandwich? When sticking down collage materials, make a glue sandwich = glue + collage material + glue. This holds everything in place, flat and smooth.
Curious Ground Creativity boxes are posing for pictures! They hold still so nicely, just like my lil nuggets did when they were infants too. There's so much learning-as-I-go to business creating, it does feel very much like having a baby! The collage materials are out today. It's maybe the most accessible and dynamic art approach, and like so many creative practices it's never the same twice. Do you know about the glue sandwich? When sticking down collage materials, make a glue sandwich = glue + collage material + glue. This holds everything in place, flat and smooth.
Amazing. It has a word! This transition is life changing for all of us. How is this not as widely used as negative terms like "baby brain".. 😞
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RG @alexandrasacksmd via @sarahockwellsmith
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Did you know that there is a word, coined in 1973 by medical anthropologist Dana Raphael and popularised recently by Dr Alexandra Sacks (the image is her quote), to describe the huge physiological and psychological transition that women make when they become mothers?
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The fact that most have never heard of this word is a good example of how under-researched, misunderstood and undervalued this tremendous transformation is for new mothers.
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But understanding is so needed. As the Rajneesh quote goes: “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
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This is why they need support, empathy and understanding and time....not unwanted advice and expectations that they should “get back to normal” (whether that be their pre-baby bodies, their careers, their social life, or their housekeeping) quickly. The thing is, that normal has changed. There is no “getting back” to anything, because now everything is different for her. Body, mind, heart and soul....she will never be the same again.....and that’s something I strongly believe we need to understand and accept more in our society. Don’t you?
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#motherhood #motherhoodquotes#motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged#motherlove #mothersofinstagram #mummydiaries#mamalife #mumssupportingmums #mumsofinsta#mumsofinstagram #mindfulmotherhood#mindfulmothering #gentlemothering#gentlemother #newmummy #newmumlife#gentleparenting #newborn #newmother#sarahockwellsmith
Amazing. It has a word! This transition is life changing for all of us. How is this not as widely used as negative terms like "baby brain".. 😞 . RG @alexandrasacksmd via @sarahockwellsmith . Did you know that there is a word, coined in 1973 by medical anthropologist Dana Raphael and popularised recently by Dr Alexandra Sacks (the image is her quote), to describe the huge physiological and psychological transition that women make when they become mothers? . The fact that most have never heard of this word is a good example of how under-researched, misunderstood and undervalued this tremendous transformation is for new mothers. . But understanding is so needed. As the Rajneesh quote goes: “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” . This is why they need support, empathy and understanding and time....not unwanted advice and expectations that they should “get back to normal” (whether that be their pre-baby bodies, their careers, their social life, or their housekeeping) quickly. The thing is, that normal has changed. There is no “getting back” to anything, because now everything is different for her. Body, mind, heart and soul....she will never be the same again.....and that’s something I strongly believe we need to understand and accept more in our society. Don’t you? . Image by @alexandrasacksmd . . . #motherhood  #motherhoodquotes #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodunplugged #motherlove  #mothersofinstagram  #mummydiaries #mamalife  #mumssupportingmums  #mumsofinsta #mumsofinstagram  #mindfulmotherhood #mindfulmothering  #gentlemothering #gentlemother  #newmummy  #newmumlife #gentleparenting  #newborn  #newmother #sarahockwellsmith 
When you just can’t walk past the Halloween clearance...
When you just can’t walk past the Halloween clearance...
I’ve been cleaning up toys for 17 years off the floor (which is what happened when you have a big gap between your three kids) and I’m certainly not in the mood for it everyday so today I’ll enjoy this little boost. 😉A Virgo ♍️ moon is a good day to get things in order and organize. You’ll be in the mood for it today. 👍🏽
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Use the mothering tools of vitamins, natural remedies, good healing food, and natural healing modalities today. Optimal functioning of the body and bringing true healing are important to Virgo. .
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#MoonInVirgo #DailyAstrology #DailyParenting #NaturalMama #NaturalMom
#ParentingByTheMoon #ParentingAstrology #MomsHelpingMoms #NaturalHealing #NaturalRemedies #CrunchyFamily #MoonChild #MoonMama #Holistic #Mothering #HerbalMedicine #Herbs #hippiemom #mindfulliving #ConsciousParenting #MindfulMothering #ConsciousLiving #NaturalParenting #motherhoodunfiltered #Motherhood #AstrologersOfInstagram #AstrologyLover #dailyhoroscopes
I’ve been cleaning up toys for 17 years off the floor (which is what happened when you have a big gap between your three kids) and I’m certainly not in the mood for it everyday so today I’ll enjoy this little boost. 😉A Virgo ♍️ moon is a good day to get things in order and organize. You’ll be in the mood for it today. 👍🏽 . . . Use the mothering tools of vitamins, natural remedies, good healing food, and natural healing modalities today. Optimal functioning of the body and bringing true healing are important to Virgo. . . . . #MoonInVirgo  #DailyAstrology  #DailyParenting  #NaturalMama  #NaturalMom  #ParentingByTheMoon  #ParentingAstrology  #MomsHelpingMoms  #NaturalHealing  #NaturalRemedies  #CrunchyFamily  #MoonChild  #MoonMama  #Holistic  #Mothering  #HerbalMedicine  #Herbs  #hippiemom  #mindfulliving  #ConsciousParenting  #MindfulMothering  #ConsciousLiving  #NaturalParenting  #motherhoodunfiltered  #Motherhood  #AstrologersOfInstagram  #AstrologyLover  #dailyhoroscopes 
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I think a lot of ‘parenting problems’ come down to this. The fact that young children are naturally dependent on their carers and the fact that society thinks dependency is a problem.
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We strive to make our children independent from birth, struggling to put them down, encourage sleep ‘out of arms’, in cots and cribs and as they get a little older, in different rooms. We struggle with leaving toddlers at playgroups and nursery and try desperately to find a solution for ‘easier drop-offs’. We are told this will create independence. It doesn’t. Because you can’t rush independence. It stems from fulfilling a child’s need for dependence. .
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Independence should not be the goal. We should see dependence for what it is - normal and healthy. We should encourage this stage of childhood development like any other! Aim for dependence and independence will naturally follow. Aiming for independence without first encouraging dependence is like trying to encourage running before a baby can crawl.
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Our lives would be SO much easier if we understood and accepted dependence more in our society, don’t you think? .
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#gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #independentchild #childdevelopment #babysleep #bedsharing #cosleeping #sleeptraining #gentlesleep #gentlesleeptraining #peacefulparenting #mindfulparenting #mindfulmotherhood #naturalparenting #mindfulmothering #tiredmama #tiredmumsclub #tiredmum #babyboy #babygirl #newbaby #newborn #newmum #newmama #sarahockwellsmith
DEPENDENCY . I think a lot of ‘parenting problems’ come down to this. The fact that young children are naturally dependent on their carers and the fact that society thinks dependency is a problem. . We strive to make our children independent from birth, struggling to put them down, encourage sleep ‘out of arms’, in cots and cribs and as they get a little older, in different rooms. We struggle with leaving toddlers at playgroups and nursery and try desperately to find a solution for ‘easier drop-offs’. We are told this will create independence. It doesn’t. Because you can’t rush independence. It stems from fulfilling a child’s need for dependence. . . Independence should not be the goal. We should see dependence for what it is - normal and healthy. We should encourage this stage of childhood development like any other! Aim for dependence and independence will naturally follow. Aiming for independence without first encouraging dependence is like trying to encourage running before a baby can crawl. . Our lives would be SO much easier if we understood and accepted dependence more in our society, don’t you think? . . . #gentleparenting  #attachmentparenting  #independentchild  #childdevelopment  #babysleep  #bedsharing  #cosleeping  #sleeptraining  #gentlesleep  #gentlesleeptraining  #peacefulparenting  #mindfulparenting  #mindfulmotherhood  #naturalparenting  #mindfulmothering  #tiredmama  #tiredmumsclub  #tiredmum  #babyboy  #babygirl  #newbaby  #newborn  #newmum  #newmama  #sarahockwellsmith 
This is what I’ve been teaching my little this week to deal with his big feels, but he calls them little kisses for his insides! 😍 The poor thing has pharyngitis too, so we’re both taking it easy for the next few days. 💗 (If you know who to credit this quote to, please let me know ❤️) #toddlerlife #deepbreaths #5000milesfromhome #babyyoga #mindfulmothering
This is what I’ve been teaching my little this week to deal with his big feels, but he calls them little kisses for his insides! 😍 The poor thing has pharyngitis too, so we’re both taking it easy for the next few days. 💗 (If you know who to credit this quote to, please let me know ❤️) #toddlerlife  #deepbreaths  #5000milesfromhome  #babyyoga  #mindfulmothering 
I had no idea the creative mess that could happen with an unattended roll of tape and hot glue gun. 😳 #rookiemove
I had no idea the creative mess that could happen with an unattended roll of tape and hot glue gun. 😳 #rookiemove 
Living in the city can make you feel like you’re living in your head (and not your body). Living the to-do list. Living the “get things done” mentality. Living the need to “social media” (well for me, this is an integral part of #entrepreneurlife). ⠀
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When in nature (specifically the forrest) the urge to be in your body presents itself. Your breathing regulates. You can process your thoughts easier. ⠀
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Say no to tech once and a while and immerse yourself in the present. ⠀
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I know it's on the verge of cold... but... get out anyway and experience nature!⠀
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READ MORE: https://www.redfoxcreativestudio.ca/red-fox-community/2018/8/7/happiness
Living in the city can make you feel like you’re living in your head (and not your body). Living the to-do list. Living the “get things done” mentality. Living the need to “social media” (well for me, this is an integral part of #entrepreneurlife ). ⠀ ⠀ We can get to the point of not allowing ourselves the permission to be in the moment.⠀ ⠀ Today during week seven of the Maternal Healing Group we talked about self-care. It was unanimous that one of the things we can do for ourselves is to get outside. ⠀ ⠀ When in nature (specifically the forrest) the urge to be in your body presents itself. Your breathing regulates. You can process your thoughts easier. ⠀ ⠀ Say no to tech once and a while and immerse yourself in the present. ⠀ ⠀ In fact, studies show that when you notice (see, hear, and experience) in nature YOU can change your mood, reduce stress, improves memory and relieves depression and anxiety.⠀ ⠀ I know it's on the verge of cold... but... get out anyway and experience nature!⠀ ⠀ READ MORE: https://www.redfoxcreativestudio.ca/red-fox-community/2018/8/7/happiness
Love is taking pictures of your family eating 😂

Our fav spot @nubatown in Vancouver with great plant based options for #worldveganday 🌿

Garden Falafel plate and Najib's special with hummus, daily soup and a fresh made beet, carrot ginger juice every time ✌

#holisticnutritionist #organic #holistic #mama #vegan #plantbased #earthfriendly #nourishment #intuitiveeating #listentoyourbody #holisticliving #holisticnutrition #gratitude #mindful #motherhood #mindfulmothering #selfcare #nutritioncoaching #foodheals #familynutrition #holisticmama #eatplants #foodheaven #yvr #bloomforum #tbt #throwbackthursday #honestmotherhood
Love is taking pictures of your family eating 😂 Our fav spot @nubatown in Vancouver with great plant based options for #worldveganday  🌿 Garden Falafel plate and Najib's special with hummus, daily soup and a fresh made beet, carrot ginger juice every time ✌ #holisticnutritionist  #organic  #holistic  #mama  #vegan  #plantbased  #earthfriendly  #nourishment  #intuitiveeating  #listentoyourbody  #holisticliving  #holisticnutrition  #gratitude  #mindful  #motherhood  #mindfulmothering  #selfcare  #nutritioncoaching  #foodheals  #familynutrition  #holisticmama  #eatplants  #foodheaven  #yvr  #bloomforum  #tbt  #throwbackthursday  #honestmotherhood