While almost any man can father a child, there is so much more to the important role of being dad in a child's life.
Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are are capable caretakers and
Your child's primary relationship with his/her father can affect all of your child's relationships from birth to death, including those with friends, lovers, and spouses. Those early patterns of interaction with father are the very patterns that will be projected forward into all relationships... Girls will look for men who hold the patterns of good old dad, for after all, they know how "to do that." Therefore, if father was kind, loving, and gentle, they will reach for those characteristics in men. Girls will look for, in others, what they have experienced and become familiar with in childhood. Because they've gotten used to those familial and historic behavioral patterns, they , they think that they can handle them in relationships.
Boys on the other hand, will model themselves after their fathers. They will look for their father's approval in everything they do, and copy those behaviors that they recognize as both successful and familiar. Thus, if dad was abusive, controlling, and dominating, those will be the patterns that their sons will imitate and emulate. However, if father is loving, kind, supportive, and protective, boys will want to be that.
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This girl. Being out on the ice always makes her smile.⛸ I just wish that skating wasn’t so expensive. 😩 The cost of sports these days... totally blows my mind. I swear it wasn’t like this when I was a kid. 🤷🏻♀️ Anyone else agree? 🙋🏻♀️
Fresh out... now she can sit up, crawl, walk & run. She doesn't have a dummy or a bottle, she can sleep through the night & use a spoon. She has been mimicking animal noises, sounds the girls make & words like mummy, daddy, juice, stop, teddy & dog.
Yesterday she said "NO" for the first time. I was thrilled, laughed & gave her a hug saying big girl.... She is so independent, strong willed & knows what she wants at the tender age of 18 months....
I've now come to the realisation that this is going to be her favourite word 😩😳😅😅😂🙈🦁❤
A photograph of a photographer clicking a photographer clicking a photograph of the photographer (okay, now I’ve confused myself too! 🤪)
Doesn’t this look all so happy & fun but let me tell you - this is exactly the opposite of how our week went. 🙈 It started with Junu catching cold & then me going down with a sore throat & then Anup feeling sick too. So, basically everyone in my lil family was under the weather this week. To add to it, Anup & I had our first disagreement (read, a mini-fight 🤦🏻♀️) since we came here. Quite a lot happened this week ! 🙄 While, we tried our best to hold the fort and sail through but some days are just tough & all you need to do is B.R.E.A.T.H.E. and say to yourself - this too shall pass !! 🍂
Anyways, thank God the weekend’s here. We hope to make the most of it. What are y’all upto ? 😊
Simplicity. . .
This has been running through my brain like a hamster on wheel since Thursday afternoon. . .
I’ve always been a fan of simple things, simple decor, simple fun, a simple life. It makes life so much more enjoyable, to have less, ingest less, see less, spend less. .
I’m here to remind you that you can have a simple biz, too. Don’t over complicate or over analyze - just DO it. And do it smart & do it simple. . . & wanna know a secret? I take notes in a notebook and color code it to my client because that’s what keeps my biz simple and free of 10,000 programs that “could” simplify my biz. Your biz, your way, dear friend. Don’t let someone, or yourself, make your biz more complicated than needed.
T H A N K F U L, but... Some days I go to bed knowing that I am not set out for this whole motherhood thing. Other days I’m on cloud 9, thinking about the possibility of a next one (yeah, I said it). The physical exhaustion accompanied with mental exhaustion is one thing. But putting a baby between that cocktail is a... perfect storm. A storm that I am extremely thankful for. But man, there is no bigger test than motherhood. A lifelong exam that excites me to be honest, as well as feeling like a black hole at times. Emory is a VERY clingy babe. She’s in my arms or I’m in her sight line 24/7. I don’t blame her at all, she’s so new and fresh to this world! I am her safe place. But sitting on the couch all day, because she won’t let me do anything else, (or else world war 3 would break loose. Every. Single. Time. I. Put. Her. Down.) drains me more than I could have ever imagined. I just want to shower. Or eat. Or... pee. Today was that kind of day. The past few days actually. And that’s 100% okay. It’s 100% something I expected walking into Parenthood. Motherhood is the most monsterous roller coaster I have ever been on. I appreciate every ounce of it, even when I don’t. My daughter is truly, the best (toughest) teacher I have ever had. This isn’t the a rare story within motherhood, (obviously) but I just wanted to say- Moms. I see you. And I hope you saw this when you needed to see it. You’re doing great, even when you feel like you aren’t.
Remember when you used to want the things you have now? I swear this special girl was born, I blinked, and now we are talking about kindergarten next year and who she is going to ask marry her at bedtime every night. Love my “helper bee” so much and so proud of the little girl she’s becoming. For her Thanksgiving project at school she said she’s thankful for “everyone” and even the hardest weeks she’s by my side making everything better. And now I’m thankful that all my kids are finally asleep and it’s the weekend 🤪🤪
I LOVE using the wool dryer balls instead of the chemical filled dryer sheets.
The best part is putting a couple drops of essential oil on them 😊 The clothes come out the dryer smelling so good and it’s safe because there’s no synthetic fillers!! ❤️ #laundry#chemicalfree#momofboys 💙
Ya know those moments when your trying so hard to hold a straight face when disciplining your kids but then they do something funny and your doing everything in you power to not bust up laughing 😆
This kid is is about as stubborn as they get! And I love him for that. He keeps me wondering if I’m doing this parenting thing right...bet every night I’m reassured when he can’t go to sleep without a book read and hugs and kisses 4 times over just because he needed extras. .
When I feel like I’m struggling as a mom, my kids are the first to remind me that I’m doing just fine 💙
"I'll love you forever, I'll like you always, as long as I am living my baby you will be"
Cherishing these snuggles with my sweet boy because before I know it he won't want to snuggle anymore. As hard as it is trying to get work done sometimes I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to work from anywhere including the couch so I never have to miss out on these precious moments.
What are your plans for the weekend?
When a workout kicks your a$$ and your sore for days.
When you’ve completed more reps than ever before.
When you’ve upped your weights...again!
When your loved ones start eating healthier and exercising.
That is when you know it is worth it! .
That is when you know it’s working. .
That is when you know your making a difference, not only in your own life but in every life you touch.
So I've been working on some lightroom presets and thought I'd ask for an opinion. What do you guys think of this one? 🤷♀️ Would be happy to hear your thoughts! Swipe for the original "before" photo along with a few more before and afters.👉