Among my favorite things to capture is motherhood: strong, loving, magical women who carry the weight of their family and do it with grace. Here, a dear friend of mine and her son-- one of the many women I admire and rely on for support and wisdom during these early motherhood years. 💕
Today I felt good going in to the gym.
I had a sense of “ahhh fuck it it’s been worst”
I Remember back to this one time I weighed 117kg and my best friend in the world (Lisa you asshole) made me go to step class.... when I’d never done anything but gone on the treadmill at gym and walked; looking back at that moment I was so embarrassed I couldn’t keep up I didn’t know the moves and I thought “how could my friend bring me here to the depths of hell”
Things have completely changed.
Now I’m like “thank fuck you took me there girllll” .
Thank goodness for the Lisa’s of the world; she always supported my fitness journey even when it took me twice as long as her to climb mount lofty. And she would just go really slow and pretend she needed to lean on benches with me.
I’ve come so so far.
Today I Smashed a little hill climb on the treadmill and felt fine!
I’m so bloody proud of myself.
I did my regular weights in pump
Class; I took a couple of breaks because I didn’t want to injure myself!
Took the kids to school pick up, went to the shops and got dinner made home made gluten free pizza; forgot to take a photo of that but oh well it actually happened and that’s what’s important.
Today I wasn’t going to take a photo at gym because of all my sickness and rest I thought surely I hadn’t come far.
But let’s take a hard look at the bigger picture; how far had I come really?
31 kilos down lower heart rate lower blood pressure. 💗
Now to take a rest day tomorrow because I promised @andsoshethought 😘😘 Currently preparing for a sneaky trip this week that I can’t wait to share with you guys 🙈🙈 Krechelle
Arunya turned 7 months. She started noticing-observing things, emotions & started reacting to them. Over all she’s a calm child and loves camera and dresses. That proves one thing- no matter what, she’s going to be Instagram celebrity soon👸🤠
Addison is two weeks old today! This girl is amazing, she’s already sleeping 6+ hours at night, she’s rarely fussy & she tolerates a ridiculous amount of hugs & kisses from her siblings. She’s truly a blessing to our little family ❤️ #addisonjewell#2weeksold
Your Magic Door gives your fairy visitors their very own entry point into your home. All they require is somewhere quiet and secret so they can come and go as they please, sprinkling love and magic
Just imagine the excitement of discovering tiny magic dust footprints on the floor, little gifts and messages left especially by your fairy friends.
Some amazing photos coming through! Prepare for some birthday spam!! A full list of details and vendors to come.
Xavien’s Golden Safari 🦒
Dress @mishacollection 👑 Hair @adorehaloandwigs @milenamilio_hairmakeupstudio 👑 Makeup @renatajovev_mua 👑 Event styling and balloon feature @haloevents_perth 👑 Cake and cupcakes @queenofcakesperth 👑 Cookies @therusticteaparty 👑Cake topper @footeandflame 👑 Cake stands @carnivalcreations .
I'm wondering what I should write about tonight..
1) How I think I've come down with three different types of flu in the last two weeks. (Is that even possible!?)
2) How today someone sat on my child on the train and then passive aggressively told me I was rude by typing it on her phone.
3) How I love my children but I am happy for holidays to be over soon 😝
I don’t know who you’ll be but I oh how I know you’ll be loved 👼🏼 This pregnancy has been different from the girls so far and even through morning sickness (especially in the evenings 😣) and exhaustion, these last 12 weeks have gone by so quickly.
I’ve tried most things for nausea and lately a constant metallic taste in my mouth all day! - but I’m always looking for new tips?
Lulla Doll love from @life.of.mama.cc 💓💓
A little letter to my boy Max 👦🏼💕 When you entered this world, you brought a love into my heart that I had never experienced.
When you spoke your first word, when you walked your first steps in our little beach shack, every new thing you continue to do and discover leaves me in awe of you even more.
You have taught me the meaning of unconditional love. I hope you grow up to be kind, generous, understanding and respectful.
I will always be there to wipe your tears, to hold your hand, to give you cuddles and to tell you everything will be ok.
I love you my sweet boy and will keep doing my best to help you navigate this crazy old world 🌏 #InstaSaveApp
Oh ma gaaawd.
Seeing photos like this makes me super clucky.
I’m definitely not ‘done’ with babies but throwing another one into the mix at his stage in our lives would be less than ideal... but then I think about a newborn after a break from the nappies, the nighttime feeding and it makes me think we should just bite the bullet now!
Did you have a bigger break between any of your babies? What was your experience?
Gorgeous photo by @emiliegann
There are few things more frustrating then when little mr or miss starts waking earlier and earlier... or before the sun is up!
Fortunately there are a few things you can look at in an attempt to see improvement:
- any kind of light peaking through in the early hours of the morning Could be signalling the body that it is time to wake up. If it doesn’t look like midnight in the bedroom at 6am, look into some blackout blinds or something similar to make things nice and cave like! .
- melatonin levels are at their lowest in the early morning making it much more difficult to fall back asleep if we are stirred or woken up. Do you have large trucks, birds, dogs, other household members getting ready or any other noise happening in the early morning? This could be the cause of your early wakings. Look into something like a white noise machine to use overnight. .
Overtiredness can lead to early morning wakings . Look at your child’s awake time before bed . Make sure it is appropriate for their age and try bringing bedtime 15 minutes earlier for a few nights. .
Are you putting your little one down for their nap earlier because they woke up so early?
This could be reinforcing their early waking. Their body is used to making up for the early waking by having the early naps. In children 6 months and under push the first nap 15-30 min later for a few days. In children 7+months you may want to consider doing the first nap no earlier than 9:30am for 3-4 days to see if that early morning wake up goes on its own. .
If you have tried all of the above consistently for a few days with no success I would love to help you dig a little deeper to try and solve the problem. Feel free to get in touch via the link in bio.
Gosh I love me a cookie selfie 🍪🤳😝
Snap away + pop it in your stories Mamas 📸 ... every share gets an exclusive discount code for your next purchase. .
What flavour do you keep going back to??
Ta Danni @thefigure_ for this snap 😘❤️
5 reasons you can change what you don't like:
1. "You're an overcomer!
2.And more than a conqueror.
3.You have nothing to fear.
4. God is for you so who can be against you?
5. You're a child of the one true king who loves you with an everlasting love.
So, Press on and have hope because God is Faithful." Emily Burger Designs
Change doesn't have to be dramatic or drastic it cam be simply doing better than you did yesterday amd be consistent with it till you see the change.
So, what are you changing this week that you wanted to do different last week?
New week, new Monday and another chance! We got this!
Conquer your Monday Beauties!
#honoryourtemple#mondaymessage#mondaymotivation#fitforhisreason#fitnessismywitness 📸 credit @sheylu.fitness
I am a woman. ⠀
I don’t need to be taken care of, I need to be respected. ⠀
Encourage me & celebrate me. ⠀
I’m a woman who’s allowed to be happy with who I am; with the way I look, the way I think, the way I love, the way I mother... ⠀
But I’m also allowed to want to seek improvement. To learn. To change. To be better. ⠀
I’m no less a woman because I wake up with breath that could kill a goat, or the fact I consider my ‘self care’ time as not seeing a single soul and spending an entire day in man jocks, over getting lash extensions or my hair done.
I am a strong woman, that can be soft at times. ⠀
A strong mother who can easily be undone by a bad day and left wondering if I should have, could have done more.⠀
A strong partner, that needs to picked up and dusted off if I crumble ⠀- and that’s ok.
I am a woman. (hear me roar?? 🤷🏻♀️🤣)