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Time for free play is so valuable AND so messy! You can enjoy your little one's exploration of the mud puddles all the way home knowing their makeware can be tossed in the washing machine and tumbled dry, ready for tomorrow's learning. We think Plato's mom would've approved!
No but really. I’ve threatened to change my name to Your Royal Highness a few times. Give them a mouthful to say and maybe, just MAYBE, they’ll call for Dad instead? Do your kids say the word ‘Mom’ 1 time for every 3 other words they say?
All of our stories can’t live here on Instagram. Social media is just a snippet of our lives, and most people are only sharing the best parts. Because seriously, who wants to hear about the worst parts? (That’s why we avoid watching the news, right?) We all know this, but I think being reminded often is so very necessary. I actually love to write, but I know for me some of my favorite moments are even best left private - to the heart. Tap and share if you agree or flag for later when you need to be reminded most.
Where do your best stories live? Here on Instagram or in your heart?❤️
I’ve had a lot of time to think these past few months about our life since 2012. Until recently, I shoved it all down, pretended I was ok, & kept going. Since being home, though still incredibly busy with our daughter & part time work, I have been able to digest some of it. Accept that many of my personal struggles are very much trauma related. I’m allowing myself to finally grieve and heal. I didn’t include 2010 & 2011 here, though they were challenging due to the Recession. I have lived in a constant state of “what next”. Fearful of the bottom falling out, because so much has happened to us that should have broken my husband & I. In 2012 my husband almost died from a heart attack. In 2014 I could have been killed in a violent home invasion that occurred because of a yard sale. The trial only finally happening this year; reliving it all over again. Those two events alone were a lot to process. Throw in job losses, financial struggles, foster care, adoption loss, insane job stresses amongst other things... It’s any wonder I struggle some days to function. 2019 is a year I’m looking forward too. While I’m excited about the holidays, I’m thrilled to finally put behind us so many things. Allowing myself to finally be free of the baggage that’s held me down for so very long. #fasd#fas#adhd#autism#aspergers#rad#add#trauma#braininjury#threenager#toddlerlife#momlife#parentingproblems#scarymotherhood#instamom#snarkymama#introvert#adoption#fostercare#fostertoadopt#parentingmemes#memes#strongwomenquotes#specialneedsmom#inspirationalquotes#momquotes#2019#newyear#mentalhealth#ptsd
I blew school off because I hated it, I was a horrible student. I dropped out of high school so it's no surprise that my son is struggling too. He takes after me in so many ways. But here's the thing. He's super smart. He just doesn't apply himself. He doesn't put effort or time into his homework or he skips it altogether. He doesn't study when he needs to, so we had to have a talk 😳
I told him, "You don't have to go to college, but you do have to apply yourself until you graduate high school. Even if it doesn't seem like the things you're learning are important, you need discipline and focus to accomplish anything in life. I understand that school isn't always interesting or fun, but it's important." My secret desire is he doesn’t put all his eggs in the college basket and becomes an entrepreneur. I would never tell him that, but I do drop little whispers in his ear about how the average millionaire owns a business.
I'm just glad I can be present with him. Even though last month was a big month in my business, my son had to come first. I had to put my business down and pour my all into him. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help him be successful, and he needs ME right now. I’m thankful my job gives me that kind of flexibility. ⏰
I started @whatshouldwedo to provide everyone accessibility to art and cultural happenings in the city. Each day we get closer to our goal as we work to make the future brighter and better! #girlboss#whatshouldwedo 📸: @thegoodtwinco
Por quantas vezes a sua desculpa como mulher foi a questão de ter filhos? Desde um convite para sair com as amigas, ir a casa daquele casal de amigos para um jantar (que não tem filhos), uma proposta de emprego desafiadora ou mesmo abrir mão de tudo na vida unicamente por eles?
Tudo tem dois pesos e duas medidas, por algum momento você pensa que não é hora, espera ele crescer, quando tiver maiorzinho aceitaremos mais convites, poderemos fazer mais coisas, por que? Se privar da vida e de novas experiências porque se tornou mãe? Ainda é mulher, concordo que não exista felicidade melhor na vida de uma mulher do que se tornar mãe, mas a vida não para quando nasce um filho. Ela para quando você para de sonhar!🖤 @biancatrindadebresciani
Everyone who starts a business at home has a reason. For some, they want to get out of debt💵, some do it to feel PASSION in their life again,👯♀️ some want to work their own hours⏱ and not have a boss.🙅♀️ My reason though? My reason is this girl right there. She used to spend more time at daycare then she did with me. I struggled to make it to school plays. To Mother’s Day teas. Now? I get to go to it ALL.🤯 We have a bond that I can’t even explain. I have less stress in my life, making life with her great!
I can’t even explain my overwhelming gratitude for the opportunity I was given. I want people to know that you don’t have to live the way I used to. You can 100% do this.
DM me, let’s chat💕
In my mind, it's not Christmas until I've seen:
1. White Christmas
2. It's A Wonderful Life
4. Miracle on 34th Street
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
6. A Christmas Story
Now. There are different reasons for each... But they all hold a special place in my heart. My family has lots of holiday traditions, but watching these movies snuggled up with family and people I love will always be my favorite. And I hope to pass that on to my little one. .
What are your favorite holiday traditions? And what movies can you not live without?!
Sometimes we hold onto unhealthy things because, even though they make us unhappy, they’ve become part of our identity. They act as a security blanket to hide the fact that we’re fed up with ourselves. 😞
We think that while we’re ignoring it, that we can make others believe it doesn’t bother us; while in fact, we end up obsessing over it. The guilt kicks in and we tell ourselves all the harmful and unproductive thoughts that keep us from having the strength to change it. 😓
No matter how big or small, if there’s something in your life that is unhealthy - I challenge you to face it today. No, I’m not saying fix it today. No, I just encourage you to stop allowing it to hold you back from reaching your full potential, and to regain your happiness! You’re stronger than you think. But as long as you’re ignoring it, it will remain unhealthy for you, sucking your thoughts and energy from you like a leach. Change can only happen if you make a change. You got this . Happy Friday, friends! 😃😘✌🏼
So it’s been kind of a weird week. On the one hand WE LAUNCHED A PODCAST!! (don’t think we will ever tire of checking that number 8 chart ranking!), we launched spots on our Jan Step Up School, plus some meetings with a host of awesome women. But on the other we’ve been pretty emosh, come to some tough realisations about our strategy AND just been downright exhausted 😩. Plus there may have been just a little exasperation in the parenting department too. As a wise woman said today (@susiejverrill): Am I a perfect Mum? No. But do I welcome each day with a smile and try to be the best mum I can be? Also no. Or as another guru pointed out (@erica_davies you know we ❤️ you), some weeks everything goes a little bit meh. The good news? You’re not defined by the poor performances (mothering or otherwise); it’s your ability to bounce back, apologise to the kids/colleague/hubs and start smiling again that counts. Which is why we’re taking over @absolutelymama insta feed from tomorrow: to share our top tips to get your confidence and career back 🌟 shining again. So if you’ve also had one of those weeks/months/years, hang in there. And come visit our takeover for more ❤️ #HanginThere#MumLife#WorkingMums
A great reminder to bring presence to each moment. -
For me, I think a “mommy break” should consist of getting everything on my ‘to do list’ done, so when I get an hour or two away I often spend it spinning around in my head. For example, going for a bike ride (for exercise) with my computer in a backpack to go edit audio, listening to a favorite podcast, while planning my day tomorrow.
Productive? Maybe. Present? Not really!
Loving this wise reminder to stay centered & present, even as busy mamas from @kimmyfasani💕💕