My husband took this picture of Evelyn and I a few days ago.
He answered my question before I asked. “Yes,” he said, “you look as tired as you feel.” 🤦🏻♀️
My friend, this motherhood gig isn’t easy. 💤 There are moments of complete exhaustion, children become sick (usually all at the same time rather than taking turns), and there are moments when you’d give nearly anything to have a quick power nap.
But at the same time, in your heart ❤️, you know these moments won’t last forever. Children grow so quickly, they stretch and become their own person, you’re not needed in the same demanding ways, and as they learn to become their own person, you learn your new role in their lives as well.
😉 A less tired but still a stressful and rewarding role.
For you tired, stressed, needing a nap momma, I might not be able to watch your children so you can sleep, but I will keep you in my prayers. 😄
Hang in there, friend.
Too cool for school (literally). My dude enjoying his half term in two of the bundle @bootsminiclub kindly gifted us from @fearnecotton’s new collection. Will shares others on stories when he wears them. We love the statement print jumpers and ripped jeans. Comfy and stylish 👌 👖❤️😎
When cute hats make cold weather slightly more tolerable 💁
Seriously though, cold weather is officially upon us and it's the perfect time of year for some ruthless home decluttering and reset.
I was listening to a podcast episode today on The Purpose Shiw and on it @allie_thatsme talked about how she finally enjoyed cooking a little more once her kitchen was simplified and decluttered.
It's so true. I spent a solid day last year, going through my kitchen and clearing all of the extras to make room for the necessary. There are very few items on my counter and it makes cooking and clean up so much easier (and enjoyable!)
We had some sun this afternoon, so we decided to get outside! Sounds like a good idea, right? What you can’t see is that the boy’s pedal fell off 100x and I didn’t have a wrench, and the girl literally drove into the ditch because a car was coming at exactly 2km/h and she panicked.
But, we got a super cute pic.🤷🏼♀️
When you get some rare solo time for a little bit & find yourself at a bookstore wandering around aimlessly with HOT coffee. It’s the little things, people. ☕️✨(and I still missed my little one even on this short adventure, tell me I’m not alone ☺️).
✖️S L E E P . P A C K A G E . G I V E A W A Y ✖️ Guys... if you are struggling with your little one’s sleep or have been wanting to work one-on-one with me, this is for you.
I’ve teamed up with Morgan Plummer (mama to this adorable and well-rested little miss) to give away a Speedy Sleep package and Grobag sleep sack to one lucky mama.
For a chance to win, hop over to Facebook @WeeSleepNatalie and follow the instructions there.
Contest closes October 25th.
GOOD LUCK MAMAS ❤️
I may be biased because she’s my daughter… But this little girl right here is going to do big things in life! Look at her face in this photo, she knows what she wants and she’s not going to let you tell her otherwise! #thatsmygirl#everlysloanamaral 📷 @silvanabraggiophotography
🎀Hubby and his favorite girls 😍 I’m still soaking in the fact that we are having a baby girl! Yesterday we kept saying, “WOW WE ARE HAVING A DAUGHTER!” It’s all starting to feel more and more real! -
I just want to say THANK YOU so much for loving our family and celebrating this journey with us. I really don’t take it lightly and I am beyond thankful for this community. -
Also, I have no idea how to be a #girlmom lol and I feel like it’s a huge responsibility raising a little lady...so I’m open to tips, advice and all of the best small shops for girls! 😅 I’m trusting God to guide me in parenting this little Princess! I am currently 22 weeks & 2 days and feeling pretty good...I will see my OB tomorrow for a progress check and my shot! Praying she stays comfy until February 🎀
We got to see our baby girl today!! Took some pictures and she looks great!! 💗💗 I’ve been trying to wear cute clothes and this flannel tunic works perfect as a jacket now! Getting a little more like fall around here and busting out my leggings and boots!! I need to enjoy this time was the bump is cute and not over my body 🤣🤣!! .
What’s you fav clothes to wear in the fall?? 🍂🍁
I LOVE this time of the year. Coeyn has had so much fun going to pumpkin patches and sitting in the wagon keepin watch over pumpkins and veggies.
Leave a 🎃 in the comments if you love fall as much as we do!
Levi was definitely the one who had a hard time adjusting to the sand and ocean. The first day we got there he did not want to get any closer to the shore and just wanted me to hold him close and comfort him. Of course I did not mind 😍since I had my camera in hand I went ahead and took advantage of the beautiful background to capture this amazing moment of just us two 😘😍
Blaire’s birthday party was the second week of September and we STILL haven’t sent out Thank You cards 😩 Awful. Horrible. I know. .
Soooo, tell me! How late is TOO late?! I am a firm believer in “better late than never” but others I’ve chatted with don’t seem to feel the same. Tell me your thoughts! #sharpcelebrations#xoblaireaverie#celebratethesharps
I have been so obsessed with the movie Ladies In Black. It's now one of my favourite movies competing against Love Actually. The film inspired me to host my own dinner party which I hosted last night in collaboration with @flowerqueen. It was a massive success with the most stunning tablescape and she even suprised me us with a beautiful cake from @cakeb_creative. Pics on the blog soon. Follow the link in my profile to read my post about the movie and 4 reasons why you need to see it before it's no longer showing in cinemas. 📷:@findingfemme
Sometimes little turns of phrase get stuck in my head. This is a quote from Tao Qian (I’m reading his poetry this week in my world literature class), and I want to graffiti it everywhere. I’ll just start with my little notebook first. ✨ #bsnstudent#doulalife#motherhoodrising
My cutest little pumpkin is 4 months today!
Her smile just will melt your heart! She loves when you talk to her. She actually said MAMA! Now if I can manage to get it on video!
Can’t wait to watch this sweet girl grow!
✨Right when I thought of quitting I remembered who was watching. So often people ask me what keeps me going with my healthy lifestyle. Truth is, you’re looking right at my motivation! THEY are who keep me going! Sure being able to wear whatever I want is a plus and living in a healthy body is great BUT having THEM watch their mama bear become the healthiest version possible is what keeps me going. They deserve to have a healthy mom full of energy!!! Today I’m grateful for them keeping me on check! I wasn’t in the mood to workout and Mia Bear changed into her workout gear and told me we HAD to workout! It’s pretty incredible how our kids pick up on our habits! You can say that making our fitness a priority at our home has become a great habit for them to pick up! Crushed day 1 of week 2 with my sassy girls. Check out their muscles, ha! Drop an emoji for them! They love seeing who comments on their pics!👧🏻👧🏻💗✨