The pressure of being a mother - the carer - the giver - the nurturer - the provider - the doer - the all rounder for the family often hits me hard
I feel unproductive everytime I sleep in for another hour. I feel sinful everytime I check my IG while I was nursing Asher. I feel guilty whenever I lay on bed during my alone time. The society pictures mothers as one busy creature who always on-the-go with coffee/tea in one hand and bub on the hip. I don’t deny that portrait, but maybe I just need to add a “comma” at then end of that sentence
A mother is one busy creature who always on-the-go with one coffee/tea in one hand and bub on her hip, who deserves a time to lay in bed and do whatever she feels to do at the time. A pause - a temporary stop in action to control the interruptions within her soul. I thank God that today I have found the art doing things for me. I took a nap while the boys were napping. And I don’t regret my decision to ditch the dirty laundries under the bed, cause I woke up with 2 smiling angels beside me.
Lesson learned today. The mom guilt is unnecessary. A healthy being is necessary for a healthy house. Guess what?! You deserve it.
Happy 1 week till Christmas!!! Are you ready for some holiday cheer! This morning I’m adding 2 drops of peppermint vitality EO to my coffee! .
Because I’m stepping up my holiday cheer, I’m also getting all the benefits from those 2 drops of oil: focus, digestion support, helps with bad breathe, antioxidants, nausea, hot flashes, heartburn and indigestion 🤯
Have you finished wrapping all of your Christmas presents? I still need to! So thank you peppermint vitality because I’m going to need all that focus 🤗
#inspo . 🌸
‘There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.’
🌸. This quote by Anais Anin is indicative of so many soulpreneurs I’m meeting and gorgeous clients going through transformations. 🌸.
Can you feel the shift of energy as we come to the close of 2018?
Change is happening and women everywhere are spreading their wings and ready to fly ... dreams are unfolding and visions are coming alive. 🌸. For me I am nearly ready to blossom and share my gifts with the world. So watch out as next year I’m ready to get out of my own way and share more Aromatherapy living with you. 🌸. My mission is for every woman to utilise aromatherapy safely and effectively in their daily life , creating and empowering you to take control of your emotions, physical Health and wellbeing and most importantly to step up on self care for YOU! 🌸.
It’s all about YOU! 🌸. If you would like to join my newsletter please go to www. Thearomatherapist.com.au. .
You should as I absolutely love my new website. Go have a nosy and see for yourself. Be love.
Simmi, The Aromatherapist 😘
This time around I am so much more aware of how precious and fleeting each day is....I recently read that babies do not understand themselves as autonomous beings until they reach six months of age....instead they view themselves as an extension of their mother...they are one just as they were for nine months of life. If it were my choice, I would keep her to myself always.
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We planned to move to Portugal for about two years. In those two years we also decided to start our family because we both felt ready. For some having a baby might mean looking for security and staying where you are. But this is not for us, we had to take this risk in order to make our live better. We want to build our own house, produce our own food and spend time in nature and with our baby. We had to ignore the fear and take the step. What are you afraid of doing?
❤️😍😭 I literally had a few tears.... the beginning to our everything holding our little happy ending 👧🏾👶🏽 I cant wait to see how all their little relationships grow as they get older ! Being their mama is literally the best !
I love discovering new healthy combinations! ⠀⠀
Today I am back on yesterday’s Wonder Woman tea which is a combination of adaptogens and a drop of 🍋 lemon oil! ⠀⠀
Best served warm! It is so soothing for my adrenals and body 🙏🏽 ___________________
Contains: Wolfberry, Eleuthero root, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Bacopa and Schizandra
1️⃣ step one: get a roll of white wrapping paper
2️⃣ step two: markers, colors, stamps ...or paint if you’re super brave
3️⃣ step three: watch them make their own wrapping paper
Which for mine lasted about 4 and a half minutes...
But we kept it out all day and they went back and forth to it ...so spurts of entertainment, I’ll take it!
I ordered some custom wrapping paper from some of my pattern work (extra, I know) which comes into day.
I suppose I should start wrapping presents by now. 😝
Yeaay carseat Givenne sudah bersih kinclonggg! Buat yang lagi cari jasa laundry premium terutama untuk barang2 baby, aku rekomen banget @jarvisquarter! .
Jadi ceritanya udah hampir 3 bulan belakangan Givenne udah ga mau duduk di carseat. Lagi rese banget deh setiap mau didudukin nangis + badannya meliuk-liuk. Akhirnya carseat nganggur deh. .
Jadi dari pertama kali pake ini carseat, hampir setahun ini sama sekali ga pernah dicuci hahaha (don't judge me 🤣) jorok banget yahhh abisnya dipake hampir setiap hari jadi ga ada waktu untuk cuci.
Kebayang donk kotornya uda pernah kena iler, ompol, makanan, gumoh dll. Biasanya aku cuma sikat2 air sabun trus jemur di sinar matahari. Aku baru tau ternyata itu ga bagus lho, kurang bersih dan bikin bahannya jd cepet bule.
Akhirnya aku nyobain laundry di @jarvisquarter. Mereka ini jasa premium laundry, pake metode pencucian dan sabun khusus yg ga menggunakan air, dan pengeringannya juga ga pakai sinar matahari, pakai sikat khusus dari bulu kuda, jadi ga merusak bahan. Dari yang super kotor bisa kinclongg dong kaya baru, swipe ya aku ada foto detail before afternya.
Yang paling memuaskan adalah servicenya include pick up dan delivery. Jadi kita ga usah repot2 tinggal kontak mereka aja dan mereka akan pick up barang yg mau dicuci di rumah kita, trus beberapa hari kemudian dianter lagi sudah di wrap pakai plastik wrap bening, jadi kayak baru lagi!
Begitu liat carseatnya yg kaya baru lagi, Givenne langsung suruh 'buka, buka' trus dia mau duduk disitu sampe bawa2 bonekanya semua didudukin disitu 🤣
Trus thanks God banget akhirnya skarang dia udah mau duduk lagi di carseat. Sekarang dia uda makin pinter bisa dibilangin suruh duduk, nanti kalau uda sampe baru dibuka ya seatbeltnya. Lumayanlah sekarang so far belum ada ngamuk2 lagi duduk di carseat. Semoga anteng terus deh 😊
Oh iya @jarvisquarter juga bisa laundry apa aja lho ga cuma barang baby, sepatu dan tas branded juga bisa. Jadi bisa skalian laundry semua sekaligus. Makanya yuk moms buruan cek IG nya @jarvisquarter trus tinggal duduk manis deh tunggu barangnya di pick up 😁
Thank you so much ya @jarvisquarter!
V A C A T I O N & S L E E P (post 2 of 3) // With any new environment, sleep can be a challenge for children as they may not be used to the new space.
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Sleep space: We had a crib set up for babe and we brought from home familiar items like her crib sheet, security blanket (Aden + Anais) and sleep sack (Aden + Anais). I tucked the crib in our room in the darkest corner, put up black out blinds (GRO Anywhere Blinds) and had a white noise machine (Conair Sound Machine) on continuous. She had a bit of protest each nap and bedtime but it was usually under 1 minute while she rolled around and gave me the usual 2 naps a day and about 11 hrs at night.
My toddler is used to a low bed and she had two twin beds in her room. I thought she’d roll right off the bed😅. I shoved the 2 beds together and made barriers with pillows and we were solid 👍🏼. Our usual bedtime routine, white noise on, blanket and stuffy in tow and a tired out toddler from the sun and fun made bedtime super easy. Though she initially needed one of us to stay with her while she fell asleep she soon knew the drill! Sleep was definitely NOT perfect while away but my kids still slept and because of their strong sleep foundation I know they’ll be back on track fast now that we are home. Next post - self care. 📷: www.amazon.ca
Happy Tuesday everyone!! We are in great spirits this morning! I’m going to do the dreaded and long awaited task of cleaning the utility room out today. I’ve been putting it off for a very long time 😬 Then we are going to get wrapped up and go for a windy walk with the dogs for some fresh air, before an evening of @goustocooking and Breaking Bad marathon! I’m also finally going to order a baby monitor as Arthur is starting to need to go to bed earlier and day time naps aren’t easy now he doesn’t fit in his Moses basket.....the transition into his big cot is going to start with his afternoon naps only, then once he’s happy we will try him in there at nights but that won’t happen for another month or so I shouldn’t think. He’s growing up quickly ❤️
Thinking about what to pack in your hospital bag? Then this one is for you. It’s recommended to have your bag ready between 32-35 weeks but of course you can start whenever you like! We’ve created our Hospital bag checklists which you can find on our stories now!
What essentials do you recommend packing in a hospital bag?🤰🏼🏥 #hospitalbag
Nothing says I am ready for the holidays, than looking at your baby mesmerized by the water! He sat like this for ages.. I think we are close to wanting to sit eeeak my baby don't grow so fast... @elmzy.co
A stroll in the woods with my favourite child 🎄
The winter wonderland is absolutely beautiful, I can’t wait to explore the rest of it today. Also, is anyone else’s boyfriend dreadful at photography? You can’t even see me!
Finally getting into the Christmas spirit (with less than a week to go😂), baking gingerbread cookies and getting our tree/ branch up. Thankfully we now both have a @dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum AND a V8 mini toy for an even quicker and easy clean. How cute is Isla’s mini vacuum?? PS. It's a gift with puchase when buying one of these awesome V10 vacuums. Also thankful I get to sit back and watch it all 💗 #dyson#workingwithdyson
This Norwegian Mumma @funkygine absolutely glowing, feeding her little baby boy.
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Social media talk... So as much as I enjoy sharing my life on here, I've been a bit of a rut. I lost sight of my goals and what content I wanted to post as it was clouded by the other amazing feeds I sub conciusly was comparing myself too.
Living with mental health conditions can easily magnify those issues so quickly on platforms such as Instagram. For myself, I felt as though my content was never going to be enough or worthy enough for people to want to see.
So instead of focusing on the future outcome, I'm stepping back and just relax more on what I'm posting rather than wondering how well it will be received by others.
All I can do is share the real me and be thankful for those who want to tag along for the ride 💜
Tonight, Win, and I, put together his first gingerbread house! He ate both legs from one of our gingerbread men, but he also did a great job decorating them with snowflakes... then, he decided it was better to just eat the snowflakes. 😂 I love making holiday memories with my mini. He’s terribly funny, and terrific fun! ❤️🎄❄️