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Enjoying my warm cups of tea whilst I can ☕️🤰🏽👶🏼
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PJS from @nextofficial 
Bedding from @ikeauk 
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Enjoying my warm cups of tea whilst I can ☕️🤰🏽👶🏼 ————————————————— PJS from @nextofficial Bedding from @ikeauk Mug from @emma_bridgewater • • • • #quoteoftheday  #mumquotes  #quotesdaily  #thirdtrimester  #givingbirth  #nhs  #maternityward  #antenatal  #christmastree  #newborn  #instamama  #instababies  #instadaily  #mumlife  #dadlife  #motherhoodjourney  #fatherhoodjourney  #wingingmotherhood  #instamum  #instamama  #lifeasaparent  #24weekspregnant  #motherhood  #mumtribegang  #mumssupportingmumsgroup  #momtribelikes  #mumtribelikes  #parentingtribeuk 
A little throw back to our dinner scenes :) this was one of the nights when Nadeem and me stepped out to spend some time together whilst Zidaan was chilling with his Nanu and Nani. We normally take him along with us wherever we go and avoid going to places which are not kid friendly unless it really requires us to leave him- but this was one odd day for us! 
Looks like with Zayn we will have to wait for couple of years to do this incase we feel and yes this is no rant! I am more than happy doing what I am doing right now. 
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A little throw back to our dinner scenes :) this was one of the nights when Nadeem and me stepped out to spend some time together whilst Zidaan was chilling with his Nanu and Nani. We normally take him along with us wherever we go and avoid going to places which are not kid friendly unless it really requires us to leave him- but this was one odd day for us! Looks like with Zayn we will have to wait for couple of years to do this incase we feel and yes this is no rant! I am more than happy doing what I am doing right now. #punemoms  #mommyblogger  #indianblogger  #puneblogger  #mumbaiblogger  #lifestyleblogger  #motherhoodjourney  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #parentingstruggles  #parentingblues  #igersdaily  #parentingisnoteasy  #indianinstagrammer  #indianinfluencer  #indianlifestyleblogger  #indianmom  #zeebabydiaries 
Bless his little terrified heart. Not the best quality pic cause I was running around trying to take pics, keep the babies safe and try to stop them running off with Christmas decorations. BUT I love this 🤣
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Have you ever stopped to think about how monumental a mother’s love for her child is?
Like, really stopped to think about it?
Universally, globally, through history; the love mothers have for their children has moved mountains. We are wired to love these little humans more than we ever knew possible.
Whether they come to us through birth, adoption, surrogacy...the second these children enter our lives a switch flips.
Instantly we become these maternal creatures driven by the need to protect our offspring. We’re not who we once were, we ourselves are reborn. We become the person our child needs us to be. Their advocate, safe place, warmth, protectors. We become their entire lives.
So why, then do people put such little emphasis on this wondrous task? Why do people expect us to be all that we were PLUS a mother, when we are still trying to figure out what mother our child needs us to be?
Why do people expect you to “bounce back” or not “let yourself go” when you become a mother? As if those things are even remotely as important as this child you’ve just welcomed into your world? Why do people insist on overwhelming these new mothers with their own opinions and issues? Why do people instantly believe becoming a mother somehow makes you helpless and in dire need of their unnecessary comments?
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Give mothers respect.
Give mothers time.
Give mothers space.
Let them learn how to be this new version of themselves. Nurture them, support them, TRUST them...because mothers are magic, and a mothers love can move mountains.
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Beautiful words and picture from @natthenaturalmom 💕❤💕
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Have you ever stopped to think about how monumental a mother’s love for her child is? Like, really stopped to think about it? Universally, globally, through history; the love mothers have for their children has moved mountains. We are wired to love these little humans more than we ever knew possible. Whether they come to us through birth, adoption, surrogacy...the second these children enter our lives a switch flips. Instantly we become these maternal creatures driven by the need to protect our offspring. We’re not who we once were, we ourselves are reborn. We become the person our child needs us to be. Their advocate, safe place, warmth, protectors. We become their entire lives. So why, then do people put such little emphasis on this wondrous task? Why do people expect us to be all that we were PLUS a mother, when we are still trying to figure out what mother our child needs us to be? Why do people expect you to “bounce back” or not “let yourself go” when you become a mother? As if those things are even remotely as important as this child you’ve just welcomed into your world? Why do people insist on overwhelming these new mothers with their own opinions and issues? Why do people instantly believe becoming a mother somehow makes you helpless and in dire need of their unnecessary comments? • Give mothers respect. Give mothers time. Give mothers space. Let them learn how to be this new version of themselves. Nurture them, support them, TRUST them...because mothers are magic, and a mothers love can move mountains. . . Beautiful words and picture from @natthenaturalmom 💕❤💕 . . . . . . #nurtureinbirthjersey  #mamahood  #mynameismama  #birthstory  #momcommunity  #motherhoodrising  #postpartum  #motherhoodjourney  #honestmotherhood  #postpartumjourney 
My first born ❤
You are such an amazing big brother to your sister Hazel, which is so beautiful to see. I cannot believe how much you have matured and grown over these last couple of weeks since the arrival of your sister and that in a short few days you'll be TWO! We are truly blessed to have you as our son/brother, dont ever change who you are my boy 💙
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My first born ❤ You are such an amazing big brother to your sister Hazel, which is so beautiful to see. I cannot believe how much you have matured and grown over these last couple of weeks since the arrival of your sister and that in a short few days you'll be TWO! We are truly blessed to have you as our son/brother, dont ever change who you are my boy 💙 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #CarterAndrew #myboy #bigbrother #almosttwo #stopgrowing #blessed #lucky #firstborn #lovelikenoother #mummasboy #mum #mumlife #motherhood #mother #motherhoodjourney #mummysboy #mummy #mumma #mumoftwo #mumsofinstagram #momsofinstagram #growingup #myworld #love #onegoingonsixteen 
Motherhood is rewarding yet exhausting at times! Having me time to recharge is important✌🏻#sgmummy #momlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #ig_motherhood #motherhoodjourney #selflove #motherhoodmoments #metime
You are such a little firework! 💫👶🏼❤️ you can drive me nuts sometimes but the best kind of nuts... I wouldn’t have it any other way my girl. .
(I hate my face in this pic.. but just look at hers! Had to share)
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You are such a little firework! 💫👶🏼❤️ you can drive me nuts sometimes but the best kind of nuts... I wouldn’t have it any other way my girl. . (I hate my face in this pic.. but just look at hers! Had to share) . . . . #wildflower  #darlingdaughter  #magicofchildhood  #motherhoodunplugged  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #motherhoodjourney  #babygirl  #capturemoments  #babiesofinstagram  #babyfashion  #mumsandbubs  #mommyandme  #momlife  #mylildiva  #cutebaby  #documentingmotherhood  #babystagram  #babyfashioninsta  #parenthood  #mommyandme  #growinguptoofast  #joyfulmamas 
There will always be a positive ray of light that brightens the darkness that derives from our post partum bodies. 
We need to be more gentle with ourselves for we only have one home that we must nourish not punish. In this home we grew a life or lives. 
We were a safe place for our children. Our own bodies provided the nutrients for our children to grow and ability to live life before entering the real world. 
Our skin was stretched past what we thought possible to allow space for them to grow and move.

So when you feel down about those extra rolls, marks or even scars; you're not a failure. 
Your body is beautiful and tells a journey that you can always be grateful for 💜

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There will always be a positive ray of light that brightens the darkness that derives from our post partum bodies. We need to be more gentle with ourselves for we only have one home that we must nourish not punish. In this home we grew a life or lives. We were a safe place for our children. Our own bodies provided the nutrients for our children to grow and ability to live life before entering the real world. Our skin was stretched past what we thought possible to allow space for them to grow and move. So when you feel down about those extra rolls, marks or even scars; you're not a failure. Your body is beautiful and tells a journey that you can always be grateful for 💜 This_is_postpartum
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✨🌟 G I V E A W A Y 🌟✨ I love my new case from @caseapp !!!❤️❤️❤️ Their designs are beautiful and has great quality! You can also customize your own case or laptop skin!!!😊 I am so thrilled to team up with them to give one my lucky followers a chance to win one of their cases. Here’s how to enter⬇️ To Enter: 1️⃣Follow Me @_daphnekbmt 2️⃣Follow @caseapp 3️⃣LIKE this Post ➡️Tag your friends for extra points. More tags = more entries!!!!😄😄😄 Giveaway ends this Saturday December 16th 8pm PST. Winners will be announced within 24 hours of giveaway ending. We will be checking to make sure all steps were followed! 💕✨GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!✨💕 ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° #momblogger  #seeksimplicity  #mommydiaries  #honestlymothering  #cameramama  #Giveaway  #caseapp  #motherhoodisdarling  #motherhoodjourney  #beyond_motherhood  #EnterNow  #candidmotherhood  #uniteinmotherhood  #livingwellinmotherhood  #parenthood_moments  #dailyparenting  #our_everyday_moments  #momstyle  #boymom  #fujifilm  #fujifilmx_us  #memoirsofmotherhood  #momfashion  #magicsofmotherhood  #teammotherly  #my_magical_moments  #iPhone 
So it's Thursday and I feel like its been a long week so far. Mothering 3 very different kids is not for the faint of heart. My patience and understanding have been tested to the extreme. .
I don't like putting my children down, especially on social media. They are kids like any other. I also am a flawed human being. .

But no matter how much I think I may stink at "motherhood", I do have hope that they will turn out just fine, because someone greater than me, is working in our family everyday, and that is reassuring to me.
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I've been off social media for most of the week, giving my full attention to my kids, their good + bad attitudes, their hearts,  their goals, their work ethic, their family relationships, etc. That alone takes up the whole day, besides the daily chores and cooking and schoolwork.
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But I'm so glad I've taken, and continue to take great pains, for what's important now and in the long run. .
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I want to encourage you to do the same this week and this month. ⚪Reflect on what you want your family to look like? ⚪What goals do you have for your family for the upcoming year? ⚪What things do you need to change to invest in to create a more loving and peaceful home? ⚪How can you point your children to trust in God each day?
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Don't dwell on what you could have done, but get excited for what can be done now! Seek the Lord for wisdom and strength and courage to be the Mom or Dad you were created to be. .
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#blendedfamilylife #blendedfamilies #unconditionallove #stronglove #homeiswheretheheartis
So it's Thursday and I feel like its been a long week so far. Mothering 3 very different kids is not for the faint of heart. My patience and understanding have been tested to the extreme. . I don't like putting my children down, especially on social media. They are kids like any other. I also am a flawed human being. . But no matter how much I think I may stink at "motherhood", I do have hope that they will turn out just fine, because someone greater than me, is working in our family everyday, and that is reassuring to me. . I've been off social media for most of the week, giving my full attention to my kids, their good + bad attitudes, their hearts, their goals, their work ethic, their family relationships, etc. That alone takes up the whole day, besides the daily chores and cooking and schoolwork. . But I'm so glad I've taken, and continue to take great pains, for what's important now and in the long run. . . I want to encourage you to do the same this week and this month. ⚪Reflect on what you want your family to look like? ⚪What goals do you have for your family for the upcoming year? ⚪What things do you need to change to invest in to create a more loving and peaceful home? ⚪How can you point your children to trust in God each day? . Don't dwell on what you could have done, but get excited for what can be done now! Seek the Lord for wisdom and strength and courage to be the Mom or Dad you were created to be. . . #mytinytribe , #motherhoodjourney , #momlifebelike , #homeschoollife , #savedbygrace  #myhappymoments  #blendedfamilylife  #blendedfamilies  #unconditionallove  #stronglove  #homeiswheretheheartis 
Rasa-rasa mana satu ye baju kurung nursing?🤔
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I was never that mom that read to their kids from the time they came out of my womb. I hardly ever read to them at night.
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I would play the comparison game because I had friends who read to their kids all the time or I had friends who posted about what books they read with their children. I thought, “Shoot. I’m doing this whole mom thing wrong.”
But the reality is that us moms all do things differently. There’s no right or wrong way, when it comes to reading to your children. Either you do it or you don’t.
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Since I’ve started to teach Sienna at home, we get to read a new book every two days. It’s awesome and we enjoy it.
. I was never that mom that read to their kids from the time they came out of my womb. I hardly ever read to them at night. . I would play the comparison game because I had friends who read to their kids all the time or I had friends who posted about what books they read with their children. I thought, “Shoot. I’m doing this whole mom thing wrong.” But the reality is that us moms all do things differently. There’s no right or wrong way, when it comes to reading to your children. Either you do it or you don’t. . Since I’ve started to teach Sienna at home, we get to read a new book every two days. It’s awesome and we enjoy it.
Just me & my boy waiting for the rain ☁️ .
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thanks for the 📷 @ezra.coates
Just me & my boy waiting for the rain ☁️ . . thanks for the 📷 @ezra.coates
I love my little spunky punky 💜
Being her mama is the best job I've ever had. Sure it's tiring at times, and yes I definitely get overwhelmed with all the touching and lack of personal space, but even still, it's the absolute best thing in the world. She's my favorite little person 😍 .
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Tomorrow’s goals. Easy as that!! Also I’m going to the gym and I’m super excited about it! Who have I become? (It’s the free childcare that lures me in...)
📸: @atlgirlgang (such a good account btw!)
Tomorrow’s goals. Easy as that!! Also I’m going to the gym and I’m super excited about it! Who have I become? (It’s the free childcare that lures me in...) 📸: @atlgirlgang (such a good account btw!)
c o m i n g  s o o n  to @little__lune 🌱
c o m i n g s o o n to @little__lune 🌱
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Ahh I've not posted my #therejectchronicles pictures past few days! .
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So here they are! Swipe to see.... I love these outake pictures... It's been fun sharing them too. .
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Ahh I've not posted my #therejectchronicles  pictures past few days! . . So here they are! Swipe to see.... I love these outake pictures... It's been fun sharing them too. . . Which picture is your favorite? . . . . . . . #igmotherhood  #honestmotherhood  #picture_to_keep  #motherhoodjourney  #picture  #motherhoodmoments  #reallife  #motherhoodintheraw  #pictureofday  #realtalk  #wednesdaynight  #motherhoodlife  #wednesdays  #prilaga  #real  #wednesday  #motherhoodrocks  #reality  #pictureperfect  #wednesdaymotivation  #wednesdayvibes  #pictureoftheday  #motherhoodunplugged  #pictures  #motherhoodrising  #motherhood  #wednesdaywisdom  #thisismotherhood 
35 weeks! I feel like I’m so unprepared compared to with Sawyer. By this time of his pregnancy the nursery was done and all of our hospital bags were packed! But where does one find the time for these things with a busy toddler in the middle of the Christmas season?🤷🏼‍♀️
35 weeks! I feel like I’m so unprepared compared to with Sawyer. By this time of his pregnancy the nursery was done and all of our hospital bags were packed! But where does one find the time for these things with a busy toddler in the middle of the Christmas season?🤷🏼‍♀️
I'm not a crafty person at all.... ✂️
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Had fun making this last weekend... Kind of throws me out of my comfort zone in a way which is always good. :) Short and sweet tonight .
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I'm not a crafty person at all.... ✂️ . . Had fun making this last weekend... Kind of throws me out of my comfort zone in a way which is always good. :) Short and sweet tonight . . . . . . #blessedlife  #igmotherhood  #motherhoodintheraw  #honestmotherhood  #bethankful  #motherhood  #craftyfingers  #motherhoodrocks  #crafting  #motherhoodrising  #crafts  #crafty  #pictureperfect  #motherhoodlife  #prilaga  #motherhoodjourney  #blessed  #blessed 🙏 #motherhoodmoments  #pictureoftheday  #motherhoodunplugged  #craft  #blessedbeyondmeasure 
How is it all of a sudden you are so grown!? 😱❤
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Being more independent, more cheeky; trying to do everything herself, learning and acquiring her skills...
Stop growing up so faaast 🙈 I don't think I'm ready for these rapid changes 🤣
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Also, how cute is this "angel wing" hair clip 😍 Definitely completes the innocent look of these big beautiful eyes 😍❤
But don't be fooled haha This Princess has definitely been testing her bounderies recently 🤣
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How is it all of a sudden you are so grown!? 😱❤ ⠀ Being more independent, more cheeky; trying to do everything herself, learning and acquiring her skills... Stop growing up so faaast 🙈 I don't think I'm ready for these rapid changes 🤣 ⠀ Also, how cute is this "angel wing" hair clip 😍 Definitely completes the innocent look of these big beautiful eyes 😍❤ But don't be fooled haha This Princess has definitely been testing her bounderies recently 🤣 • • _____________________________________ #PrincessAriya #TheAdventuresOfPrincessAriya #TheManyFacesofPrincessAriya #goldcoastkids #goldcoastmumsandbubs #ausbrandrepsearches #mumwithcamera #motherhoodjourney #childhooddays #mamalife #lifeofatoddler #lifewithatoddler #childhoodwonders #letthembekids #bigblueeyes #mummalovesmebowtique 
What no one told me about: Belly Binding
1. It’s a sacred healing rooted in African, Asian, Latin American and Indigenous cultures.
2. That’s it part of my postpartum recovery. 
3. It’s not a Kardashian waist cincher or corset, doesn’t promise a pre-pregnant body or an hourglass waistline shape. 
4. Its a long strip of fabric - muslim cloth that gets wrapped around the belly along with warm oils from the ribcage to the hips.
5. It speeds up  and supports healing of the uterus.
6. It supports the abdominal wall, your spine and posture realignment after birth.
7. Constant pressure on your torso hastens healing reducing water, air and fat cells.
8. It reduces lower back pain. 
9. It stabilizes loose ligaments.
10. Your doctor may have no clue about belly binding so you’ll have to seek the help of a doula or midwife.
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Let’s talk binding. Have you tried it? Was it helpful for you? 
Also click the link in my BIO for a tutorial about the different types of binding.
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📷: @dccansphotos #dontforgetyou #coddledotco #whatnoonetoldyou
What no one told me about: Belly Binding 1. It’s a sacred healing rooted in African, Asian, Latin American and Indigenous cultures. 2. That’s it part of my postpartum recovery. 3. It’s not a Kardashian waist cincher or corset, doesn’t promise a pre-pregnant body or an hourglass waistline shape. 4. Its a long strip of fabric - muslim cloth that gets wrapped around the belly along with warm oils from the ribcage to the hips. 5. It speeds up  and supports healing of the uterus. 6. It supports the abdominal wall, your spine and posture realignment after birth. 7. Constant pressure on your torso hastens healing reducing water, air and fat cells. 8. It reduces lower back pain.  9. It stabilizes loose ligaments. 10. Your doctor may have no clue about belly binding so you’ll have to seek the help of a doula or midwife. . . Let’s talk binding. Have you tried it? Was it helpful for you? Also click the link in my BIO for a tutorial about the different types of binding. . . 📷: @dccansphotos #dontforgetyou  #coddledotco  #whatnoonetoldyou 
Before having Otto, I knew being pregnant/nursing would be no easy task, but no one said how hard it was ACTUALLY going to be. To be honest, the pregnancy part isn’t that bad for me. But postpartum??? Uffda... that’s rough. Growing a baby is fun and cute! But trying to shrink back a stomach that was stretched for 9 months while you’re absolutely exhausted and stressed out? Not fun.. and definitely not cute.
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I know everyone is always preaching how we need to “love our bodies”, and I believe that, too. But I also believe there are stages in life where it’s not so easy to “love our body”.
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After I had Otto, I was FAR from my pre-pregnancy weight. Like far. 😳🙈 This pregnancy, I am already pretty stinkin’ close to my pre baby weight, which is encouraging, but if I’ve learned anything over this year, it’s that WEIGHT doesn’t matter. You could be your “ideal” weight and still not fit into your clothes right, and not feel good about your health. This time around, I’m not just focusing on losing weight, I’m focusing on actually FEELING good about myself in every aspect. Fueling my mind & body with good things. I learned last time around that looking at the scale will just make things worse. So, I’m going to focus on the things I know will get me to where I want to go in the healthiest way possible. .
Starting in January I’m going to start kicking some tooshy again! I cannot wait to see what I’m capable of while I don’t have a baby growing in my tummy! And I want you to start kicking some tooshy with me 😎🔥😎🔥
I’ll be starting another accountability group come January, and if you want to stop feeling like crap and start kicking some tooshy, and taking control of your body- then you need to start 2019 with a bang and I’m going to be with you the whole way. 😊 DM me if you would like some more info ☺️♥️ 📷: @mandirose.photography
Before having Otto, I knew being pregnant/nursing would be no easy task, but no one said how hard it was ACTUALLY going to be. To be honest, the pregnancy part isn’t that bad for me. But postpartum??? Uffda... that’s rough. Growing a baby is fun and cute! But trying to shrink back a stomach that was stretched for 9 months while you’re absolutely exhausted and stressed out? Not fun.. and definitely not cute. . I know everyone is always preaching how we need to “love our bodies”, and I believe that, too. But I also believe there are stages in life where it’s not so easy to “love our body”. . After I had Otto, I was FAR from my pre-pregnancy weight. Like far. 😳🙈 This pregnancy, I am already pretty stinkin’ close to my pre baby weight, which is encouraging, but if I’ve learned anything over this year, it’s that WEIGHT doesn’t matter. You could be your “ideal” weight and still not fit into your clothes right, and not feel good about your health. This time around, I’m not just focusing on losing weight, I’m focusing on actually FEELING good about myself in every aspect. Fueling my mind & body with good things. I learned last time around that looking at the scale will just make things worse. So, I’m going to focus on the things I know will get me to where I want to go in the healthiest way possible. . Starting in January I’m going to start kicking some tooshy again! I cannot wait to see what I’m capable of while I don’t have a baby growing in my tummy! And I want you to start kicking some tooshy with me 😎🔥😎🔥 I’ll be starting another accountability group come January, and if you want to stop feeling like crap and start kicking some tooshy, and taking control of your body- then you need to start 2019 with a bang and I’m going to be with you the whole way. 😊 DM me if you would like some more info ☺️♥️ 📷: @mandirose.photography
“A son holds his mother’s hand for a little while, but her heart forever.” ❤️ .
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#mothersonlove #motherhood #mother #son #mamasboy #firstborn #toddler #cherisheverymoment #motherhoodjourney #blessed #unconditionallove #myminime
Up to my eye balls in stress, puppy pee, baby puke & the bags under my eyes are not designer. Aaaaand it’s only Wednesday 🙃 things can only go up from here right?!?!
Up to my eye balls in stress, puppy pee, baby puke & the bags under my eyes are not designer. Aaaaand it’s only Wednesday 🙃 things can only go up from here right?!?!
With only 10 days till I have officially have a ONE year old, I still can’t wrap my mind around my quickly the time has flown. I know I was present for it all but still it sometimes feels like a dream. While at times this feeling scares me (because I get so nervous that one day I’ll blink and it will be years later) it also leaves me feeling enormously blessed because I know this time wouldn’t have passed so quickly had it not been filled with so much joy. So anyway with that being said, I’ll be over here getting all sappy. #motherhood #babygirl #decemberbirthday #decemberbaby #christmasbaby #lifestyleblogger #healthymom #healthymama #motherdaughter #11monthsold #postpartumbody #motherhoodjourney
With only 10 days till I have officially have a ONE year old, I still can’t wrap my mind around my quickly the time has flown. I know I was present for it all but still it sometimes feels like a dream. While at times this feeling scares me (because I get so nervous that one day I’ll blink and it will be years later) it also leaves me feeling enormously blessed because I know this time wouldn’t have passed so quickly had it not been filled with so much joy. So anyway with that being said, I’ll be over here getting all sappy. #motherhood  #babygirl  #decemberbirthday  #decemberbaby  #christmasbaby  #lifestyleblogger  #healthymom  #healthymama  #motherdaughter  #11monthsold  #postpartumbody  #motherhoodjourney 
I've been thinking a lot about the league of women. Women who have made the journey from maiden to mother.
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To be an individual within this vast community of female parenthood that spans the past, present, and future.
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What does it mean to bare and birth my own child? What does it mean to bare and birth yours? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I often feel like my story can't matter really because there are so many stories to tell. But motherhood for me has given me another view. I know what I do matters to my daughter. What my husband and I are doing now is aiding in creating who she will become. My story matters.
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As mothers, as women—our stories matter. You can listen to the story of your friend without fear that your story or experience won't add up. Your story is solely your own. And thank God for that! There's enough sameness in our world—striving to look the same and like the same and be the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Whether you venture into motherhood or stand in your maidenhood—I say yes to you and your story. Do not quiet your voice out of fear of being one voice of the many. We need your voice. You are part of a larger legacy. Speak. Live.

#motherhoodjoys #motherhoodblog #motherhoodlife #motherhoodthroughig #motherhoodjourney #mamapreneur #motherly #uniteinmotherhood #girlmom #honestmotherhood #dailyparenting #igmom #momentsinmotherhood #momcommunity #mymotherhood #motherlyadvice #thisismotherhood #sheendures #simplychildren #simplemoments #momentslikethese #mytinymoments #mamatribe #joyfulmamas #momtruth #letthekids #mybeautifulmess #alifeofintention
#joyintheordinary #bettertogether
I've been thinking a lot about the league of women. Women who have made the journey from maiden to mother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To be an individual within this vast community of female parenthood that spans the past, present, and future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What does it mean to bare and birth my own child? What does it mean to bare and birth yours? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I often feel like my story can't matter really because there are so many stories to tell. But motherhood for me has given me another view. I know what I do matters to my daughter. What my husband and I are doing now is aiding in creating who she will become. My story matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As mothers, as women—our stories matter. You can listen to the story of your friend without fear that your story or experience won't add up. Your story is solely your own. And thank God for that! There's enough sameness in our world—striving to look the same and like the same and be the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether you venture into motherhood or stand in your maidenhood—I say yes to you and your story. Do not quiet your voice out of fear of being one voice of the many. We need your voice. You are part of a larger legacy. Speak. Live. #motherhoodjoys  #motherhoodblog  #motherhoodlife  #motherhoodthroughig  #motherhoodjourney  #mamapreneur  #motherly  #uniteinmotherhood  #girlmom  #honestmotherhood  #dailyparenting  #igmom  #momentsinmotherhood  #momcommunity  #mymotherhood  #motherlyadvice  #thisismotherhood  #sheendures  #simplychildren  #simplemoments  #momentslikethese  #mytinymoments  #mamatribe  #joyfulmamas  #momtruth  #letthekids  #mybeautifulmess  #alifeofintention  #joyintheordinary  #bettertogether 
Who said parenting was easy? 😅 .
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#momsharing
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Syarlet bukan type anak yang anteng, bisa duduk main disatu tempat dalam waktu lama, malah sebaliknya 😜
Petalikan gak bisa diem, diem nya yah cuman kalau lagi tidur aja .
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Bersyukurlah punya anak aktif, rumah berantakan? Gapapa kan masih bs diberesin lagi 
Tapi kadang kalau mami lagi kecapekan & sibuk lalu berubah jadi mamazila itu normal #hahaha
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Saat cranky biasa Syarlet saya diemin dulu sampe tenang. 
Karena kalau saya ikut-ikutan hebring yang ada malah Syarlet tambah nangis gak karuan
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At the end mami-mami itu tetap perlu #metime
Percaya deh saat mami happy pasti anak juga happy 😋 #alesanaja hahaha . .
Me time jalan-jalan ke mall atau kongkow hore sama temen-temen atau nyalon sebentar aja that will refresh our mind and soul 😅 .
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Inget aja moment anak seperti ini gak akan bisa diulang lagi, so enjoy our #motherhoodjourney
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#CharlotteDiary_YearTwo
#3yearsold
#CeritaSyarlet
#sweetbaby 
#babyexpression #happybaby
#momsdiary
#parentingstories
#blogparenting
Who said parenting was easy? 😅 . . #momsharing  . . . Syarlet bukan type anak yang anteng, bisa duduk main disatu tempat dalam waktu lama, malah sebaliknya 😜 Petalikan gak bisa diem, diem nya yah cuman kalau lagi tidur aja . . . Bersyukurlah punya anak aktif, rumah berantakan? Gapapa kan masih bs diberesin lagi Tapi kadang kalau mami lagi kecapekan & sibuk lalu berubah jadi mamazila itu normal #hahaha  . . . Saat cranky biasa Syarlet saya diemin dulu sampe tenang. Karena kalau saya ikut-ikutan hebring yang ada malah Syarlet tambah nangis gak karuan . . At the end mami-mami itu tetap perlu #metime  Percaya deh saat mami happy pasti anak juga happy 😋 #alesanaja  hahaha . . Me time jalan-jalan ke mall atau kongkow hore sama temen-temen atau nyalon sebentar aja that will refresh our mind and soul 😅 . . . Inget aja moment anak seperti ini gak akan bisa diulang lagi, so enjoy our #motherhoodjourney  . . . #CharlotteDiary_YearTwo  #3yearsold  #CeritaSyarlet  #sweetbaby  #babyexpression  #happybaby  #momsdiary  #parentingstories  #blogparenting 
Beach day!

I could lie and be like crushed my workout ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻 But guess what, life happens and I didn’t make my workout happen today. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ Do I feel guilty, nope? 
This is real life and that is ALL about a balance!! So rest day and man was it amazing!! .
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#boymomma #boymoms #boymommy #momlifebestlife #momliferules #momlife❤️ #terribletwosherewecome #toddlermum #toddlersofinsta #toddleryears #boysarethebest #mommysboy💙 #busymomma #workingmomproblems #csectionrecovery #csectionmom 
#motherhood_squares #motherhoodjourney
Beach day! I could lie and be like crushed my workout ✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻 But guess what, life happens and I didn’t make my workout happen today. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ Do I feel guilty, nope? This is real life and that is ALL about a balance!! So rest day and man was it amazing!! . . . . . . . #boymomma  #boymoms  #boymommy  #momlifebestlife  #momliferules  #momlife ❤️ #terribletwosherewecome  #toddlermum  #toddlersofinsta  #toddleryears  #boysarethebest  #mommysboy 💙 #busymomma  #workingmomproblems  #csectionrecovery  #csectionmom  #motherhood_squares  #motherhoodjourney 
I’m over at @healthline today talking all things maternal mental health. First, Why it’s so important for women to take care of their mental health before and after baby [https://bit.ly/2PBUqSa and LINK IN BIO] and then, How I survived postpartum depression and the lessons I learned as a new mom with PPD. [https://bit.ly/2Lkeus1 and LINK IN BIO]. By the way, I wish someone had shared all of this information with me before I became a mom.Let me know what you think and please share these articles with moms you think they could help!
I’m over at @healthline today talking all things maternal mental health. First, Why it’s so important for women to take care of their mental health before and after baby [https://bit.ly/2PBUqSa and LINK IN BIO] and then, How I survived postpartum depression and the lessons I learned as a new mom with PPD. [https://bit.ly/2Lkeus1 and LINK IN BIO]. By the way, I wish someone had shared all of this information with me before I became a mom.Let me know what you think and please share these articles with moms you think they could help!
Kids are in bed = mama is checking out. Who else is a night owl?! You may not be able to crash early (I wish I could!) but you can still sneak in some relaxation in the evenings!
#toobadihaveearlybirdkids #imscrewed
Kids are in bed = mama is checking out. Who else is a night owl?! You may not be able to crash early (I wish I could!) but you can still sneak in some relaxation in the evenings! #toobadihaveearlybirdkids  #imscrewed 
Do you have any friends, family or colleagues who are pregnant or have a newborn? Do you want to give a gift that's positive and truly helpful? ✨ .
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These beautifully designed Breastfeeding Affirmation cards are the perfect Christmas gift, for yourself or someone else!
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Featuring a positive Affirmation on one side, and a useful fact about breastfeeding on the other, the 24 card set is packaged in a gorgeous gold satin-lined drawstring bag. .
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Order here: http://bit.ly/breastfeedingaffirmations
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Wholesale packages are also available, contact me for more details and samples. 💕 .
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#themamacircle #thegentlebreastfeeder #breastfeedingmentor #thebreastfeedingrevolution #breastfeedingaffirmations #tonguetiejourney #breastfeedingmilestones #breastfeedingaffirmation #breastfeedingmilestone #naturaltermbreastfeeding #nursingmama #pregnancybeyond #motherhoodjourney #love #family #happy #healthy #sweet #motherhoodmoments #breastfeedwithoutfear #tandemnursing #wahm #gentleparenting #homeschooling #naturalparenting #madeinaus #mumswithhustle #ladyposse
Do you have any friends, family or colleagues who are pregnant or have a newborn? Do you want to give a gift that's positive and truly helpful? ✨ . . These beautifully designed Breastfeeding Affirmation cards are the perfect Christmas gift, for yourself or someone else! . . Featuring a positive Affirmation on one side, and a useful fact about breastfeeding on the other, the 24 card set is packaged in a gorgeous gold satin-lined drawstring bag. . . Order here: http://bit.ly/breastfeedingaffirmations . . Wholesale packages are also available, contact me for more details and samples. 💕 . . #themamacircle  #thegentlebreastfeeder  #breastfeedingmentor  #thebreastfeedingrevolution  #breastfeedingaffirmations  #tonguetiejourney  #breastfeedingmilestones  #breastfeedingaffirmation  #breastfeedingmilestone  #naturaltermbreastfeeding  #nursingmama  #pregnancybeyond  #motherhoodjourney  #love  #family  #happy  #healthy  #sweet  #motherhoodmoments  #breastfeedwithoutfear  #tandemnursing  #wahm  #gentleparenting  #homeschooling  #naturalparenting  #madeinaus  #mumswithhustle  #ladyposse 
Little man started fussin’ right before I finished my workout. So, to cheer him up I let him lie on the mat and play with my hair, which always elicits a smile and giggle from him. ☺️
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With his newfound clinginess, I am even more excited for the launch of the 20 minute a day workout program! It’s going to be amazing to do a workout start to finish without having to take breaks to soothe him. Complete GAME CHANGER for this busy Mama!
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Can’t wait to try out a sample workout for this program on Saturday! Anyone want to try it with me?? It’s FREE! 🙌🏼
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DM me if you’re interested! I would love to have you join me! 💕
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#busymama #fitmamas #postpartumbelly
Little man started fussin’ right before I finished my workout. So, to cheer him up I let him lie on the mat and play with my hair, which always elicits a smile and giggle from him. ☺️ . With his newfound clinginess, I am even more excited for the launch of the 20 minute a day workout program! It’s going to be amazing to do a workout start to finish without having to take breaks to soothe him. Complete GAME CHANGER for this busy Mama! . Can’t wait to try out a sample workout for this program on Saturday! Anyone want to try it with me?? It’s FREE! 🙌🏼 . DM me if you’re interested! I would love to have you join me! 💕 . . . . . #busymama  #fitmamas  #postpartumbelly 
My baby’s until my human baby comes in February ♥️ I can’t miss a chance to have these babies in photos. I’ll cherish all these moments forever.
My baby’s until my human baby comes in February ♥️ I can’t miss a chance to have these babies in photos. I’ll cherish all these moments forever.
Watching these two and their blossoming friendship is so incredible in the beginning I'm not gonna lie it was hard, really hard and people kept telling me it will get better when they get older it'll be so much fun and now I believe them 🥰
Watching these two and their blossoming friendship is so incredible in the beginning I'm not gonna lie it was hard, really hard and people kept telling me it will get better when they get older it'll be so much fun and now I believe them 🥰
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed”. ~ Linda Wooten.
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My eldest son has recently turned 8 and all of a sudden we are dealing with his first love (oh my heart) & his desire for a mobile phone like his peers (hell no baby!) 😅 Each stage of parenthood has its own unique challenges & offers us all an opportunity for learning & growth.
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I feel so blessed that my son confides in me with his every desire & every fear ♥️ Being open, honest, authentic & unconditionally loving will show them as they grow that they have a safe place in this crazy world (my boy still tells me I’m the only person he wants to marry 😂 & that my hugs are what makes everything in the world all better 😍). I pray that I will continue to be a shining light for my boys as they move into the next phases of their journey & development 💫
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The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. We are who they look up to for what they want to become. We also set the standard for the way they will treat others & be treated by others. It is so important that we be the best example & lead with LOVE, respect & compassion and nurture their purity & innocence for as long as we can before they spread their wings & fly 🦋
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#mamalove #boymum #raisingboys #attachmentparenting #gentleparenting #singlemum #spiritualmama #leadwithlove #motherhoodjourney #singlemom #consciousmama #consciousparenting #unconditionallove #mumofboys #compassionate #spiritualjourney #indigochild #leadbyexample #naturalmama #naturalparenting #yogamama #lovebeingamom #motherandson #sydneymum #fitmum #mumlife #mumlifeisthebestlife #hippiemama #souljourney
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed”. ~ Linda Wooten. . My eldest son has recently turned 8 and all of a sudden we are dealing with his first love (oh my heart) & his desire for a mobile phone like his peers (hell no baby!) 😅 Each stage of parenthood has its own unique challenges & offers us all an opportunity for learning & growth. . I feel so blessed that my son confides in me with his every desire & every fear ♥️ Being open, honest, authentic & unconditionally loving will show them as they grow that they have a safe place in this crazy world (my boy still tells me I’m the only person he wants to marry 😂 & that my hugs are what makes everything in the world all better 😍). I pray that I will continue to be a shining light for my boys as they move into the next phases of their journey & development 💫 . The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. We are who they look up to for what they want to become. We also set the standard for the way they will treat others & be treated by others. It is so important that we be the best example & lead with LOVE, respect & compassion and nurture their purity & innocence for as long as we can before they spread their wings & fly 🦋 . . . . #mamalove  #boymum  #raisingboys  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #singlemum  #spiritualmama  #leadwithlove  #motherhoodjourney  #singlemom  #consciousmama  #consciousparenting  #unconditionallove  #mumofboys  #compassionate  #spiritualjourney  #indigochild  #leadbyexample  #naturalmama  #naturalparenting  #yogamama  #lovebeingamom  #motherandson  #sydneymum  #fitmum  #mumlife  #mumlifeisthebestlife  #hippiemama  #souljourney 
😍😍😍 when your photographer kills it!!! @takphotography I’m in love with our maternity photos!
😍😍😍 when your photographer kills it!!! @takphotography I’m in love with our maternity photos!
This picture is a true depiction of how we can be smiling on the outside, but crying, afraid, anxious, unsure and the list goes on in the inside when our pregnancy and journey to motherhood isn’t quite happening how we envisioned. Six years ago today I laid in a hospital bed on strict hospital bedrest in antepartum due to an incompetent cervix, bulging water bag, and 2.5cm dilated. However, I was determined to do everything that I had to do to keep Caleb in utero for as long as I could, including eating, pooping, peeing, bathing, and lying Trendelenburg (T Burg) position in bed to keep pressure off my cervix. At this moment, nothing mattered to me more than his life. I remember days going by as I laid there scared for his life, and thinking “this is not how my pregnancy was supposed to be.” “I’ve done everything right.” “I’m supposed to be preparing for my maternity photos, and planning for a baby shower.” “This is supposed to be a happy time in my life, not stressful and fearful time.” But, there I was having to somehow face my reality, and brace myself to give birth to the child that I’d prayed for, injected myself with numerous hormones for, waited days and months for and given birth to at 25+5 weeks gestation. Reflecting back on this day makes me marvel at the power of God, and His ability to keep you, protect you, and comfort you during life’s scariest moments. I didn’t know what my and Caleb’s outcome was going to be, but I knew the One who did, and relied on Him daily. If you’re finding yourself afraid, uncertain, and questioning the hows and whys regarding your pregnancy or journey to motherhood, know that God is right there with you to keep you, protect you, and comfort you during this difficult time. No matter what you’re faced with right now, cling to your faith in our Daddy-God. He’s going to see you through it, and allow it all to work for your good! I’m not telling you what I heard, but what I know!
#GodsGotYou
This picture is a true depiction of how we can be smiling on the outside, but crying, afraid, anxious, unsure and the list goes on in the inside when our pregnancy and journey to motherhood isn’t quite happening how we envisioned. Six years ago today I laid in a hospital bed on strict hospital bedrest in antepartum due to an incompetent cervix, bulging water bag, and 2.5cm dilated. However, I was determined to do everything that I had to do to keep Caleb in utero for as long as I could, including eating, pooping, peeing, bathing, and lying Trendelenburg (T Burg) position in bed to keep pressure off my cervix. At this moment, nothing mattered to me more than his life. I remember days going by as I laid there scared for his life, and thinking “this is not how my pregnancy was supposed to be.” “I’ve done everything right.” “I’m supposed to be preparing for my maternity photos, and planning for a baby shower.” “This is supposed to be a happy time in my life, not stressful and fearful time.” But, there I was having to somehow face my reality, and brace myself to give birth to the child that I’d prayed for, injected myself with numerous hormones for, waited days and months for and given birth to at 25+5 weeks gestation. Reflecting back on this day makes me marvel at the power of God, and His ability to keep you, protect you, and comfort you during life’s scariest moments. I didn’t know what my and Caleb’s outcome was going to be, but I knew the One who did, and relied on Him daily. If you’re finding yourself afraid, uncertain, and questioning the hows and whys regarding your pregnancy or journey to motherhood, know that God is right there with you to keep you, protect you, and comfort you during this difficult time. No matter what you’re faced with right now, cling to your faith in our Daddy-God. He’s going to see you through it, and allow it all to work for your good! I’m not telling you what I heard, but what I know! #GodsGotYou 
These days, I wake up every morning wondering if TODAY will be this little boy's birthday...
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I thought 12/12 would be kind of fun, but am DEFINITELY ok with waiting a little longer!
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I also think 12/22 would be fun so all my boys have birthdays on the 22nd of the month! BUT I'm not sure I want to wait THAT long... #pickymuch
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So I guess I'll just roll with it! 😉
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Do members of your family have birthdays that "go" together?!
These days, I wake up every morning wondering if TODAY will be this little boy's birthday... . I thought 12/12 would be kind of fun, but am DEFINITELY ok with waiting a little longer! . I also think 12/22 would be fun so all my boys have birthdays on the 22nd of the month! BUT I'm not sure I want to wait THAT long... #pickymuch  . So I guess I'll just roll with it! 😉 . Do members of your family have birthdays that "go" together?!
Right?! We still don’t get all the mom-shaming and judging that happens. We do not choose our mom tribe based on their feeding choices and could care less if we do things differently. Shouldn’t the fact that we are moms be enough for all of us to be on each other’s sides? Thank you @gwynethpaltrow!
Right?! We still don’t get all the mom-shaming and judging that happens. We do not choose our mom tribe based on their feeding choices and could care less if we do things differently. Shouldn’t the fact that we are moms be enough for all of us to be on each other’s sides? Thank you @gwynethpaltrow!
Matchy matchy 🌸
Matchy matchy 🌸
It was love at first bite.
And then she fell and busted her lip open. Whoops 🤭
#cheeriosforlyfe
It was love at first bite. And then she fell and busted her lip open. Whoops 🤭 #cheeriosforlyfe 
Setting the table and hosting guests is my absolute favorite thing to do! We had a few friends over last night (our Disney crew) to crunch in last minute plans for our upcoming vacation in January. I set the table and hung some of our festive family photos for all to see!
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Thank you @frameiteasy for making my life so easy while choosing which frames would suit my home best! While taking these photos, both boys would not cooperate at all... I promise you that! However, it is so special to look back on these memories anyway! ☺️♥️
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Click the link in my bio to head over to the blog and see all the deets on the frames! 👌🏻😉 Also, use code ‘SHAYLA’ to receive 10% off your order - RUN, the offer expires on 1/31/19!!!
Setting the table and hosting guests is my absolute favorite thing to do! We had a few friends over last night (our Disney crew) to crunch in last minute plans for our upcoming vacation in January. I set the table and hung some of our festive family photos for all to see! . Thank you @frameiteasy for making my life so easy while choosing which frames would suit my home best! While taking these photos, both boys would not cooperate at all... I promise you that! However, it is so special to look back on these memories anyway! ☺️♥️ . Click the link in my bio to head over to the blog and see all the deets on the frames! 👌🏻😉 Also, use code ‘SHAYLA’ to receive 10% off your order - RUN, the offer expires on 1/31/19!!!
It’s a baby boy!! We are over the moon excited to be giving Ella a baby brother♥

#rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterloss #babyboy #genderreveal #motherhoodjourney #lovethislittleman #mommasboy ⋒
I’m dreaming of a #WednesdayWorkspace (to look like this). 🙏🏼❄️ Hope you’re ending work these days with cozy cups of cocoa and holiday movie nights with the fam, mommas!
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Shout-out to our friends @shetribe_ for sharing this dreamy shot! 📸 : @shetribe_
I’m dreaming of a #WednesdayWorkspace  (to look like this). 🙏🏼❄️ Hope you’re ending work these days with cozy cups of cocoa and holiday movie nights with the fam, mommas! . . Shout-out to our friends @shetribe_ for sharing this dreamy shot! 📸 : @shetribe_
#momlife is having to sneak out of your jacket like a ninja because it's trapped under your extra fluffy sleeping baby!

This involved me rolling off of the couch and landing on the floor like a cat.#skills 
She didn't even move.👏😏
#momlife  is having to sneak out of your jacket like a ninja because it's trapped under your extra fluffy sleeping baby! This involved me rolling off of the couch and landing on the floor like a cat.#skills  She didn't even move.👏😏
Today {& everyday} I am grateful for a job that allows me to sleep in until 8:30am, take the morning off to run errands or say, “No that’s ok!” When my daughters Pediatrician asks if I need a note for work. Today I am grateful to be able to build a business rooted in love + a passion to uplift and inspire other women.

What are you grateful for?? #MFMFitness
Today {& everyday} I am grateful for a job that allows me to sleep in until 8:30am, take the morning off to run errands or say, “No that’s ok!” When my daughters Pediatrician asks if I need a note for work. Today I am grateful to be able to build a business rooted in love + a passion to uplift and inspire other women. What are you grateful for?? #MFMFitness 
🌊#10monthsold
This little one is the coolest little chick around. She has 6 teeth, loves to explore, & lives cruising the furniture! I love being this ladies mama. #motherhoodinspired
🌊#10monthsold  This little one is the coolest little chick around. She has 6 teeth, loves to explore, & lives cruising the furniture! I love being this ladies mama. #motherhoodinspired 
This is me out of my comfort zone with lip stick & photographs 🙃 I’ve been inspired to pursue things I’m not yet confident in. It’s funny when you chase after personal growth the enemy quickly tries to steal your confidence by reminding you of your weaknesses. These are just two silly things I’ve lacked confidence in, but I’ve found that growth in the small areas of lack will turn into significant breakthrough later down the road. Let’s just say I’m thankful it’s a journey and not a sprint. Anyone with me?? 🙋🏻‍♀️
This is me out of my comfort zone with lip stick & photographs 🙃 I’ve been inspired to pursue things I’m not yet confident in. It’s funny when you chase after personal growth the enemy quickly tries to steal your confidence by reminding you of your weaknesses. These are just two silly things I’ve lacked confidence in, but I’ve found that growth in the small areas of lack will turn into significant breakthrough later down the road. Let’s just say I’m thankful it’s a journey and not a sprint. Anyone with me?? 🙋🏻‍♀️
Swipe ➡️ to see the most important slinging picture I’ve ever taken.

On February 3rd, 2017, Mathias was admitted to the hospital for failure to thrive. We went in for a GI appointment and went straight from the outpatient pediatric wing to inpatient, and I had almost nothing with me, except this sling. We were there for a week and did not get answers until the next time he was admitted, less than a month later.

I sent this sling traveling back in August and it only just made it home to me, after getting lost in usps no-mans-land. I was devastated that it was gone but somehow it made it back home to us.

This is the third sling I purchased and felt appropriate for the third day of #12daysofslinging - last night I thought about wearing it to MGH and to bring cookies to the nurses in the PICU. But just the thought of going back up to that floor was difficult for me. Considering what we’ve been through, I‘m doing pretty well, most days, but the trauma I have from being admitted, the overwhelming deluge of the emotions of being in the hospital with no answers, comes back to me in fleeting moments and some days I am not strong enough to face them. It will have to be enough for now for me to wear Mathias in this sling in other places and to be grateful for how far we’ve come in the past two years.
Swipe ➡️ to see the most important slinging picture I’ve ever taken. On February 3rd, 2017, Mathias was admitted to the hospital for failure to thrive. We went in for a GI appointment and went straight from the outpatient pediatric wing to inpatient, and I had almost nothing with me, except this sling. We were there for a week and did not get answers until the next time he was admitted, less than a month later. I sent this sling traveling back in August and it only just made it home to me, after getting lost in usps no-mans-land. I was devastated that it was gone but somehow it made it back home to us. This is the third sling I purchased and felt appropriate for the third day of #12daysofslinging  - last night I thought about wearing it to MGH and to bring cookies to the nurses in the PICU. But just the thought of going back up to that floor was difficult for me. Considering what we’ve been through, I‘m doing pretty well, most days, but the trauma I have from being admitted, the overwhelming deluge of the emotions of being in the hospital with no answers, comes back to me in fleeting moments and some days I am not strong enough to face them. It will have to be enough for now for me to wear Mathias in this sling in other places and to be grateful for how far we’ve come in the past two years.
Life through a child’s eyes is even more spectacular 😍

That smile makes my days so bright 💙
Life through a child’s eyes is even more spectacular 😍 That smile makes my days so bright 💙
So after pretty much a week stuck in doors yesterday we managed to go out for a couple of hours we headed over to Milton Keynes with my dad, it was so nice just getting out and it did Bertie a world of good getting him out in the fresh air ! You don’t realise when your stuck inside the little things you enjoy being out and about even if its just going to the park! This boy loves being on the go and gradually he is getting back to normal which is great to see 💙
So after pretty much a week stuck in doors yesterday we managed to go out for a couple of hours we headed over to Milton Keynes with my dad, it was so nice just getting out and it did Bertie a world of good getting him out in the fresh air ! You don’t realise when your stuck inside the little things you enjoy being out and about even if its just going to the park! This boy loves being on the go and gradually he is getting back to normal which is great to see 💙
Yesterday this one turned six months old. I've officially been a mom for half a year, and most exciting of all (to her at least) --Harlen got her first taste of food! It's crazy to me how Young Living has become a part of every journey the past year and a half. Our journey to become parents, pregnancy and all the wonderful things that accompany it, the newborn stage and how wonderful those nights were, and now, how we've introduced solids. Without even consciously trying to, we made Young Living a part of it as we washed Harlen's cute little dishes in Thieves dish soap, wiped off her highchair with Thieves Cleaner, washed her hands with Thieves hand soap, threw her cloth diaper in the washing machine with Thieves laundry soap after she spilled her cup of water all over it, and had a bottle of Seedlings baby wash ready for the bath we were pretty sure was going to be needed when everything was said and done. I didn't have to think twice about what products I wanted to be on her hands that I knew would inevitably end up in her mouth, or if I was okay with her mushing her food onto her tray and mixing it with traces of the cleaner I had just used on it. I didn't have to worry or even think TWICE about it, and for that I'm so thankful. Thank you Young Living for being a part of this special moment and a million other little moments each and every day.
Yesterday this one turned six months old. I've officially been a mom for half a year, and most exciting of all (to her at least) --Harlen got her first taste of food! It's crazy to me how Young Living has become a part of every journey the past year and a half. Our journey to become parents, pregnancy and all the wonderful things that accompany it, the newborn stage and how wonderful those nights were, and now, how we've introduced solids. Without even consciously trying to, we made Young Living a part of it as we washed Harlen's cute little dishes in Thieves dish soap, wiped off her highchair with Thieves Cleaner, washed her hands with Thieves hand soap, threw her cloth diaper in the washing machine with Thieves laundry soap after she spilled her cup of water all over it, and had a bottle of Seedlings baby wash ready for the bath we were pretty sure was going to be needed when everything was said and done. I didn't have to think twice about what products I wanted to be on her hands that I knew would inevitably end up in her mouth, or if I was okay with her mushing her food onto her tray and mixing it with traces of the cleaner I had just used on it. I didn't have to worry or even think TWICE about it, and for that I'm so thankful. Thank you Young Living for being a part of this special moment and a million other little moments each and every day.
Don’t miss out on a special Christmas Message tomorrow by Doreen Hanna! Also swipe for some reminders! 😉
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After a long week of taking care of sick littles, recuperating from my own sickness, and dealing with some heavy stuff, having a couple hours to work on Soul Care for the New Mom this morning was exactly what I needed! I’m not going to say that I LOVED taking this break or that it was easy, but I will say that I think it did me some good. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that our worth is more than our productivity or our performance — and that rest is NOT a death sentence. It’s what we need to keep going and stay healthy and care for our souls. ❤️ Anybody else needing a lesson on rest and relaxation lately? 🙋🏼‍♀️
After a long week of taking care of sick littles, recuperating from my own sickness, and dealing with some heavy stuff, having a couple hours to work on Soul Care for the New Mom this morning was exactly what I needed! I’m not going to say that I LOVED taking this break or that it was easy, but I will say that I think it did me some good. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that our worth is more than our productivity or our performance — and that rest is NOT a death sentence. It’s what we need to keep going and stay healthy and care for our souls. ❤️ Anybody else needing a lesson on rest and relaxation lately? 🙋🏼‍♀️
It's the most wonderful time of the year!! ... but guess who's not feeling all that wonderful 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ This is me with no makeup, in my pj's, messy bun ( definitely didn't brush my hair ), feeling out of body tired from barely sleeping around 3 hours and not consecutively.

My son appears to have hit the 11/12 months sleep regression combined with some separation anxiety which has resulted in feeling like I'm back in the newborn phase being up all hours of night. This is day 10 of this. Mom zombie is back!!! Ever since we sleep trained him around 5 months he's been a good sleeper. Sleeping through the night since 6 months old so to suddenly wake up 3 - 10 times a night has been a serious struggle. He can take between 45 minutes - 3 hours to fall back asleep. So I'm in his room, walking him and rocking him back to sleep endlessly and he is not a light baby!! Maybe I'll lose some weight 😅

My husband works most of the hours that my son is awake so even if I'm up all night it's too damn bad for me because I gotta get it together to get through the day with my dare devil, suddenly picky eater almost 1 year old. 
To really get real I have to admit that I've been feeling overwhelmed, helpless and feeling pretty sorry for myself. Some tears have been shed. It's so hard to be the best mom when you're beyond tired and have zero room for patience. Trying to tell myself that it's ok to just survive the day, that not everyday will be my best day. 
Last night I tried a different approach and changed a couple things and he didn't wake up as many times so hoping that's my light at the end of the tunnel.

Mom life ain't easy but it's DEFINITELY worth it! 
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It's the most wonderful time of the year!! ... but guess who's not feeling all that wonderful 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ This is me with no makeup, in my pj's, messy bun ( definitely didn't brush my hair ), feeling out of body tired from barely sleeping around 3 hours and not consecutively. My son appears to have hit the 11/12 months sleep regression combined with some separation anxiety which has resulted in feeling like I'm back in the newborn phase being up all hours of night. This is day 10 of this. Mom zombie is back!!! Ever since we sleep trained him around 5 months he's been a good sleeper. Sleeping through the night since 6 months old so to suddenly wake up 3 - 10 times a night has been a serious struggle. He can take between 45 minutes - 3 hours to fall back asleep. So I'm in his room, walking him and rocking him back to sleep endlessly and he is not a light baby!! Maybe I'll lose some weight 😅 My husband works most of the hours that my son is awake so even if I'm up all night it's too damn bad for me because I gotta get it together to get through the day with my dare devil, suddenly picky eater almost 1 year old. To really get real I have to admit that I've been feeling overwhelmed, helpless and feeling pretty sorry for myself. Some tears have been shed. It's so hard to be the best mom when you're beyond tired and have zero room for patience. Trying to tell myself that it's ok to just survive the day, that not everyday will be my best day. Last night I tried a different approach and changed a couple things and he didn't wake up as many times so hoping that's my light at the end of the tunnel. Mom life ain't easy but it's DEFINITELY worth it! ___ #SAHM  #momblogger  #momconfessions  #momonthego  #momsofig  #igmoms  #instamom  #thebump  #igmotherhood  #boymom  #postpartum  #postpartumbody  #instagrammom  #momsofinstagram  #motherhood  #momlife  #momliferealness  #momstruggles  #11monthspostpartum  #parenthood  _moments #igmotherhood  #honestlymothering  #parentsofig  #11monthsold  #toddlermom  #motherhoodunplugged  #momblog  #parenthood  #motherhoodjourney  #momcommunity 
Woke up today to 602 followers! Thank you so much!
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We have been busy behind the scenes working on our beta groups, website and marketing plans. Not to mention the holidays, birthdays and family time that keeps us busy in December. Connecting with you, hearing and sharing your stories keeps us firmly rooted in the belief that the only way to Mother is your own way 💪🏼 and we want to do all we can to support you in that!
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Tell us about yourself, all 602 of you! Are you a parent? Why do you follow us? We’d love to know!
Woke up today to 602 followers! Thank you so much! 💕💕 We have been busy behind the scenes working on our beta groups, website and marketing plans. Not to mention the holidays, birthdays and family time that keeps us busy in December. Connecting with you, hearing and sharing your stories keeps us firmly rooted in the belief that the only way to Mother is your own way 💪🏼 and we want to do all we can to support you in that! 💛💛💛 Tell us about yourself, all 602 of you! Are you a parent? Why do you follow us? We’d love to know!
Special Thanks to Heidi Duncan who did an amazing job breaking down The Shoes of Good News/Gosple at our last meeting! Swipe to hear some great points on this subject. We are so excited to see what the Lord has for us at this weeks meeting!
#putonthefullarmorofgod  #gosple #goodnews #joinus #khcmomsinc #khcmomsincspeakers
Feeling priviliged I have a voice.

There is definitely no right or wrong, good or bad or even an "easier" option when going through pregnancy and childbirth. 👶

I for one will admit that having an emergency c section was never a thought that really crossed my mind. But at the end of the day, it comes down to what is safest for you and your baby/babies. 🤱

How I experience motherhood, love my children or even their capabilities has no bearing from how they enter the world, so why is there so much stigma? 
Everyone has their own unique birth story. To be able to have choices and to share, empower and relate to other women so they don't feel alone is something I find very special. 
If it weren't for my cesarean the first time around, my daughter more than likely wouldn't have made it, and for that I'll always feel priviliged and know deep down that it was the best decision for our family. 
Falling pregnant the second time, I envisioned having a vbac but deep down it never sat well with me. I started having complications with Skyla too and my anxiety went through the roof. Over the course of the pregnancy, I consulted with my OB who was happy to support me either way until her movements rapidly decreased and her heart rate started becoming an issue. That's when I knew I had to do what was right for me and that was to go ahead with an elective c section. 
My elective was far more relaxing. The joy of being able to have her placed on my chest straight away, and truly be in the moment was more than I could have asked for. 
I was told I never really gave birth because I never laboured or that I didn't really experience real pain. But opinions are opinions and I feel very blessed for the long journey that got us here. 
The female body is incredible. And which ever way you have given birth or will in the future, it's an incredible journey your body has gone through. Don't be so hard on yourself 💜

First picture is from my elective cesarean and the second is from my emergency c section.
Feeling priviliged I have a voice. There is definitely no right or wrong, good or bad or even an "easier" option when going through pregnancy and childbirth. 👶 I for one will admit that having an emergency c section was never a thought that really crossed my mind. But at the end of the day, it comes down to what is safest for you and your baby/babies. 🤱 How I experience motherhood, love my children or even their capabilities has no bearing from how they enter the world, so why is there so much stigma? Everyone has their own unique birth story. To be able to have choices and to share, empower and relate to other women so they don't feel alone is something I find very special. If it weren't for my cesarean the first time around, my daughter more than likely wouldn't have made it, and for that I'll always feel priviliged and know deep down that it was the best decision for our family. Falling pregnant the second time, I envisioned having a vbac but deep down it never sat well with me. I started having complications with Skyla too and my anxiety went through the roof. Over the course of the pregnancy, I consulted with my OB who was happy to support me either way until her movements rapidly decreased and her heart rate started becoming an issue. That's when I knew I had to do what was right for me and that was to go ahead with an elective c section. My elective was far more relaxing. The joy of being able to have her placed on my chest straight away, and truly be in the moment was more than I could have asked for. I was told I never really gave birth because I never laboured or that I didn't really experience real pain. But opinions are opinions and I feel very blessed for the long journey that got us here. The female body is incredible. And which ever way you have given birth or will in the future, it's an incredible journey your body has gone through. Don't be so hard on yourself 💜 First picture is from my elective cesarean and the second is from my emergency c section.
🎄 Getting ready for Christmas 🎄
A wonderful time of the year. Add children to the mix and it truly does bring a whole new experience to Christmas magic. 
This year I'm looking forward to having some quiet family time with my girls and loved ones. 
It's also the first year that both the girls are truly making sense of it all and their excitement is contagious 😂 
What special Christmas traditions do you celebrate? 
I'm also starting fresh with my feed 😄 It's always a good time to freshen up or start again!
🎄 Getting ready for Christmas 🎄 A wonderful time of the year. Add children to the mix and it truly does bring a whole new experience to Christmas magic. This year I'm looking forward to having some quiet family time with my girls and loved ones. It's also the first year that both the girls are truly making sense of it all and their excitement is contagious 😂 What special Christmas traditions do you celebrate? I'm also starting fresh with my feed 😄 It's always a good time to freshen up or start again!
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Thankful for matching shirts, synchronized naps, chubby cheeks, cuddles and everything in between. 
I’m so obsessed with these two 💗 xoxo
Happy almost #Thanksgiving everyone!!
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| 🙏🏽💗 | Thankful for matching shirts, synchronized naps, chubby cheeks, cuddles and everything in between. I’m so obsessed with these two 💗 xoxo Happy almost #Thanksgiving  everyone!! 🦃 🍽 . . . . #momtogs  #momlife  #motherhoodunplugged  #catandjack  #targetkids  #motherhoodrising  #mommyandme  #momtogs  #siblinggoals  #myhonestmotherhood  #winterblues  #candidchildhood  #blogger  #ig_photooftheday  #blog  #lifestyleblogger  #mommyblogger  #thatsdarling  #toddlermom  #blogger  #windycitybloggers  #motherhoodjourney  #ig_motherhood  #mysweetmotherhood  #stopdropandmom  #chicagomom  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #gettingmommywithit  #parenthood_moments  #igo  #thanksgiving 
Guiding a spirited child through life comes with a roller coaster of emotions, intensified by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. My spirited boy keeps me on my toes and leaves me questioning my abilities as a parent daily, if not hourly. However, he has also brought a joy and a brightness to my life that I never knew possible. Rather than focusing on the sleepless nights and the rants proclaiming that I am full of terrible ideas, I am choosing to focus on the positive, the magic. So while there are days that I feel I have failed him, ready to throw in the parenting towel, I am reminded that this is a roller coaster that I am on. And though the lows can feel really low, the highs can also be blissfully high. There is always a calm after the storm, and in those moments of calm, with my boy’s arms wrapped around me, I feel comfort and joy..🧚🏻‍♂️ #motherhoodjourney #absolutelove
Guiding a spirited child through life comes with a roller coaster of emotions, intensified by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. My spirited boy keeps me on my toes and leaves me questioning my abilities as a parent daily, if not hourly. However, he has also brought a joy and a brightness to my life that I never knew possible. Rather than focusing on the sleepless nights and the rants proclaiming that I am full of terrible ideas, I am choosing to focus on the positive, the magic. So while there are days that I feel I have failed him, ready to throw in the parenting towel, I am reminded that this is a roller coaster that I am on. And though the lows can feel really low, the highs can also be blissfully high. There is always a calm after the storm, and in those moments of calm, with my boy’s arms wrapped around me, I feel comfort and joy..🧚🏻‍♂️ #motherhoodjourney  #absolutelove