#WednesdayWisdom 📝 Report cards aren’t just for kids. It’s normal for moms to want to “grade” and second-guess our parenting. 💯 So study up! There’s really only 6 simple questions you need to rate yourself on. Check it out in my article on @todayparents!
I went back to work eight weeks after having #ThorinMaverick and like most mothers, the thought of leaving my child was absolutely heartbreaking. But the Lord has blessed us with an amazing family, housing and work situation that has made all the difference!
The biggest blessing for us has been living within walking distance of work. With our amazing mothers coming over to watch the baby and my two minute commute, moving from full time to part time is not only feasible but also financially beneficial. My favorite part of it all is that the longest I have to go without seeing my baby is T W O hours because I get to go home and nurse him on my break.
Now that little guy has started eating solids, his schedule has become more sporadic which means I often end up having to pump on my break because he’s sleeping or getting his grub on when I come home.🤘🏽And as many other working mama’s can attest to, having a G O O D pumping sesh (and I mean like every last drop left kind of good) in under 20 minutes is nothing short of a miracle! But since I started using these thermopads from @neautybaby pumping in 20 is not only possible but regular occurance! 🙌🏾 I am not going to pretend like I understand the science behind it, but all I know is 15 seconds in the microwave and then hello quick letdowns! 💦 Not to mention you can also you freeze the round pads to numb your sorrows when your baby shark bites you while nursing.🤣
daιly doѕe 🌺💛 This chick is prepping for a big day tomorrow, her first solid food! 😬🙌🏽 I always wait till 6 months to start on any solid for my babies, and she hits that the day after Thanksgiving! So just one day early, she gets to enjoy the best feast of the year! I can’t wait 😊
I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow! It has been a tough year once again for our family. But thank goodness I have been blessed with these two happy, healthy boys! I am forever grateful that God chose me to be their mom. #grateful#thanksgiving#motherhood#boymom
Ay siiiiiiiiiii 😍
Por si no te habías puesto a pensar en eso... Aquí te dejamos algunas ventajas de eliminar el pañal:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. No más wipes 💰(ahorro)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. No más pañal 💰 (ahorro)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. No más cremita para el pañal 💰 (ahorro)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Cero estrés de que se acabaron los pañales y hay que salir corriendo a comprarlo. 🙌🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Cero estrés de que en el lugar en el que estás no hay un baño con cambiador. 💃🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. No más irritaciones de pañal.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. Ya no tendrás que cargar 25 libras para subirlo en el cambiador. 🙈⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
8. No más zafacón oloroso por pañales sucios 💩.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
¿Se te ocurre alguna otra más? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🧒🏽Guess we’ve been really good this year because cutest Latino Elf, Felix Navidad, has made it to La Casa Arce-Frias extra early!🎄We are so ready for all the adventures Felix will take us on, through the hashtag #FelixNavidad ...
Amazing and Inspiring @thelaketrio 💜
One year ago today... after years of wishing,hoping, praying, my dream of motherhood finally came true when we implanted TWO of the cutest embryos you’ll ever see 😂 I made Brad stop and get us McDonald’s French fries on the way home and ate so much pineapple and did tons of acupuncture ( all things people say could maybe help your chances of success). Our doctor gave us a 60% success rate if we implanted two embryos, 40% if we implanted just one and a 25% chance of twins.. never once mentioned the chance of three 😱
Infertility is truly the hardest thing I’ve ever been through but I know that it has made me a stronger, extremely grateful parent. The days are long and hard but then I remember the despair I felt over a year ago and it makes me smile brighter at those beautiful miracle babies and hug them tighter. I’m just so eternally grateful and pray often for others going through the same rough journey.
Thanks for sharing multiple mum 🤗
We’ve been saying to ourselves “oh he must be teething” since he was four months old whenever he seemed unusually clingy. He’s 6.5 months old now and he’s been so so difficult for the last few days and lo and behold...there’s a tiny tooth! 🤯 I freaked out and called the daddy immediately because there’s tremendous amount of comfort in knowing just WHY your babe has been draining your soul. And thus is the journey of motherhood...there are ups and downs and confusion and frustration and exhaustion and excitement and thrill and the deepest love. Is it inconvenient that his teeth are popping through right before traveling and launching new products? Sure, but he comes first y’all. He is my first ministry during this season (and yes it’s a season!) and it is a privilege. With the help of baby Tylenol I’m determined to have a great family trip tomorrow (and hello grandparents aka built in baby sitters 🙌🏽)!! This banner is now in the shop (link in bio👆🏼) for all mamas and mama friends who need this reminder especially during this crazy holiday season✨ #motherhood#mamaministry
Love spending the morning with my little guy. Today we got up at 7:30am. We read books and played a new game with ribbons this morning. We also cuddled and pet the doggie. He ate all his fruit salad. We practiced walking and Noah helped me stuff his cloth diapers. Now he is napping. I love being a stay at home mommy. But please wake up soon so we can play again. I miss you!
My Korean, Filipino, Hawaiian, German, Russian, Spanish, Scottish, polish, Norwegian baby 🥰 My family has always been a big mix (mostly Asian) but baby G takes the cake now.. I love mixed babies! What’re your babies mixed with?!
‘‘Tis the season for all of the traditional Christmas movies and seasonal pajamas. As a child, I used to love all of the stories told through movies about the magic of Christmas. Except this year were terrified of the grinch... so there’s that 😒😂. #tistheseason#nogrinchthisyear#hesamonstermommy
Overwhelmed? Feeling anxious about the future? Going through a rough phase? What helps me is to take it one day at a time. When I first became a mother, I remember this being super helpful as I was constantly worried about tomorrow and the week after and what ifs. It can become extremely overwhelming when we start ruminating about all the things we have to do or things that are going to happen in the future but that really won't benefit us and may make us feel worse. Worrying is a trick our minds play on us that gives us the sense that we're doing something about our problems when really we're just stressing out over things that haven't happened yet (and may not happen). It may be helpful to write down what things you absolutely need to tend to each day (try to make this a short list) rather than think of the 100s of tasks we need to be doing. Feeling overwhelmed can be paralyzing and make us frustrated.
You're doing great and you're doing more than you think you are. So think of the top three things you need to do today and the rest can wait 😉
Take a deep breath and take it one day at a time 💗
Morning Turkey🦃showdown with these two little turkies of ours🧡. •
I love when we get to wake up to the pitter patter of little feet sprinting across the wood floor to our bedroom instead of alarm clocks. I love staying in jammies until noon + not rushing out the door. I am thankful for school breaks + the chance to pump our breaks and enjoy our day at a slower pace. •
@traderjoes for the WIN + getting me major MOM points for the “best morning ever”! Gingerbread Turkey kits $7.99 ⇢ kids busy, happy, playing, talking, + making memories....PRICELESS! •
Entering my 22nd Earthstrong for I am only born once. This year I ask for more knowledge and over standing as I grow older and find my place in this world. Our time here is limited as this last year has taught me how precious but short human life is. With life.. there is death. But with this I am learning to appreciate more. I am so blessed to be alive and even more blessed to spend my time here with loved ones and doing what we love. I give thanks for life. And for another year. I give thanks for all that was, is, and will be.
As we prepare for the holidays, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the things that we are grateful for and the many blessings that have gotten us where we are today. One of the things that I’m grateful for this season and am celebrating all year round, is my Growth! A year ago today I wasn’t even the same person that I am now. And if you had told me what I would have accomplished in the future I would have been in disbelief because the goals that I had set for myself seemed way too far away to happen this soon and during this season. However, this year I spent a lot of time focusing on me. I have been proactively investing time into my self-development and living in my life’s purpose, which has ultimately led to my growth. I am so grateful to have found my purpose in life and have the drive and passion to inspire other women along the way. I am grateful for my son Noah and so beyond grateful for all of the major progress that he is making!!! And I am truly grateful that God gave me the strength to know how to depend on myself and always hold myself accountable for the things that I want in life. Everything that I wanted to do this year, I did it! And I am grateful and humble to be able to have a testimony to share for anyone else that may need some words of encouragement and motivation. Let’s be grateful for the things that we have been taught this year, the skills that we have gained, the self-development that has groomed us into who we are today, and the experiences that are preparing us for tomorrow. What are you grateful for?❤️ #motherhood#mompreneur#gratitude#grateful#thanksgiving#myseason#goals#growth#selflove#selfcare#purpose#inspire#amourgenesis#specialneedsmom#rts#chicagomom#mommyinfluecer#mommycon#speaker#singlemom#homeowner#goalgetter#strongwomen
espero que eu saiba aproveitar o tempo e não pense muito no quando das coisas.
espero que eu saiba que tudo é sopro, e a falta de tempo hoje pode roubar mais do que se imagina amanhã.
espero que o abraço venha de mim, o beijo a mais, o cinco minutos no chão, o eu te amo. porque eu ainda espero que ela durma na minha cama, peça colo o tempo todo. eu quero mais é que ela insista para eu ler seu livro, corra pela casa, me espere para ser acalmada, me molhe inteira no banho.
eu quero mais que ela fique grudada comigo no meio da rua, me agarre enquanto eu preparo o almoço e grite mamãe quando acordar.
eu tenho medo do amanhã, não sei nada de nada de como a vida se encerra, é por isso que quero o caminho por seus olhos, a bagunça pela casa, a falta de espaço. durma em meu peito, cante sem música, dance girando, repete para eu te ouvir.
a vida pode até custar. mas o dia é privilégio.
texto escrito com o coração: @bellacrusoe
Congrats mama!!! Are you in your first trimester (1-3 months)? By the end of your first trimester, your baby is fully formed, down to the tiny details such as fingernails, taste buds, hair follicles and vocal chords. 👶🏽👶🏾👶🏻 Two more trimesters to go!!!