I’m not sure there’s anything more humbling then seeing yourself reflected back in your children. The good, the bad, the ugly, the hilarious. But really, the truly amazing thing about children is their ability to forgive, to restart, and to soak up all the goodness the world has to offer. They may know a bad word or two (oops) but they also have an uncanny amount of empathy, they laugh often, they are polite and generous. Their hearts are so, so good. I know even with my missteps they are learning and growing and in the process teaching me more than I could ever teach them. •
Good morning ☀️ Woke up super mega happy today for 2 reasons, one because my kids woke up at 8!!!! (Instead of 6) and second because we started packing for our family trip on Friday! (Yes you pack two days ahead when you have kids! Because you don’t want to forget anything) It’s Nouni’s first trip 🙈 and my first with two 👦🏻👶🏻 ! I’m calling @mea_airliban today asking them for people taking the same flight’s emails to send them an apology letter ahead of time 🤭
The future is looking clear and it's coming this Thursday to @beautycounter ✨ Stay tuned— it’s time to take back control of your skin 🙌🏻 do you or someone you know struggle with Oily skin or Acne? Tag them below, we all deserve better!
I have a million things to do and a list as long as my arm to write yet I find myself popping into Pippa’s room all the time just to watch her snooze away, peacefully hugging her little teddy bear and no doubt dreaming of milk and tractor rides with papa 🍂
I am paranoid when it comes to blankets or anything in our littles’ beds, so Eli was limited to a sleep sack until about a month ago. 😬
We took him on a mission to @target to pick out a special bedtime buddy.
I had intentions of seeing which one he was drawn to, but then I saw this sloth and had to have it. 😂
At first he pretended not to care about it, but it didn’t take very long for “Friend” to be a bedtime necessity he now asks for daily. 😍 Along with a special blanket that was a baby gift from Grandma and his cup of water. 😀
We are loving so much about this age and stage with Eli—our thankful, thoughtful, spunky child. ❤️
“A letter to my one year postpartum self,
Stop hating you for thinking you have an ugly stomach and start loving you for how absolutely stunning and beautiful you were and still are for carrying and caring for you two gorgeous little humans.
Stop thinking about how hard you need to work at bouncing back after baby even if at 1 year postpartum you still look pregnant and focus on your objectives at staying healthy and happy and active.
Stop worrying about what others will think if they see your wrinkled stomach and start thinking about how absolutely blessed you are for what you've created.
Be you! Be the best you, your negative energy about you and your body shows and it's ugly. Give yourself some grace (a lot) and time (a whole lot) to heal emotionally, mentally and physically. You're one tough mama and you've got this. 💪
Embrace you today and remember that your kids adore you, in the world of so much hate let their love nurture you back to loving you!
Now, tomorrow when Levi turns 1, don't just celebrate him, celebrate your "birth" day and know that you are amazing no matter how you feel.
With all the love,
Your dearest self!”
Being two years old is an emotional rollercoaster and Patrick and I had front row seats as this Bearcoaster took a serious dive this evening. 😂 We managed to get a family picture about 10 minutes prior to that thanks to @terryalaniz! #momlife#itsnotallsunshineandlegos#lesswhinemorewine
When I was pregnant with Iris, I was dreading the newborn stage. Hazel was a difficult newborn and it felt like that stage lasted forever. I was worried about going through that again while also taking care of a toddler. I remember thinking “I wish I could birth a 1 year old and skip the baby phase.” I’m so happy my wish didn’t come true (obviously it was an impossible wish and there was no way it could have come true). Now my wish is for time to slow down a little. This newborn/baby stage is going by way too fast. Iris is the sweetest baby. Her toothless smile, her high pitch squeals, her baby smell...please stay my baby for a little bit longer 🙏🏻❤️ // @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2x3iW #liketkit
I’ve been pretty much up since 2am today. Typical that with a few days to go to our only family break of the year that I’ve got some kind of cold and cough! But I’ve got to crack on today - we’ve got a couple of the kids friends here, I’ve got a few bits to tidy up for clients and I’ve got a content planner to write. What’s on your list today?
Dangerously-close-to-zero motivation to do anything that requires drive+focus? REAL. 💯
All I’ve wanted to do lately is binge-watch @unrealtv... (How did I JUST discover this show?! You guys. Obsessed.)
So I binge-watched. (With ice cream.) All 4 seasons, baby.
Listening to myself more and doing what I want lately, just because it matters. Nevermind that this might be out of character for me... choosing to *not* focus also counts as being focused, no? YES. 🙌 And it’s also fun to watch salaciously-scripted TV when your kids are in school all day. Like I’m getting away with something. #Moms#parents & people need breaks and if we don’t claim them when we need them, no one else will. [And we did hard life-changing stuff this summer.] #linkinbio
Now tell me: What show I should get hooked on next? #thefabmom
Mayhem at the ministry.
Boo is a day old in this pic.
This one was more like it shook my kingdom 😌
Boo is a full term baby, Boo was infact born a day after her due date, I was induced at 5 am and again after a gap of 4 hours. I wasn't allowed to eat anything during that time. I got hungry in between waiting for the labor pain to happen and also thinking of 100 diffrent ways I would dramatically go into labor. So the assistant doctor ordered nurse to get me tender coconut water which I gulped down in a Jiffy and then the waiting game resumed. While I and Diljeet waited and waited for Boo also requesting Boo, more like pleading to come out as its been 9 months already 😑.
Boo wanted to stay inside a bit longer. And then I heard a tick and I told Diljeet "Darling my water is about to break" as by now I had read so extensively about child birth, I had turned into an uncertified gynaec myself 😏 We decided not to panic and then after 15 mins another "Tick "and I told him to call the doc to the labor room and he ran out to call the doc and here my water broke. I was wheeled into the OT for an emergency C Sec as I hadn't dialated enough and too my dismay, the doc asks "I hope you haven't had anything to eat or drink" and I told her I had coconut water sometime back and she wanted me to remember exactly how many hrs back as apparently when anesthesia is given and if you have undigested food the chances of it entering liver are high and it may even cause severe complications and for some reason I was shivering very badly from the time my water broke . I signed my own consent form and went into the OT like a boss. I was told by the anesthesiologist to concentrate on my breathing and let her know if I was feeling uneasy or sleepy, I being myself was very confident that nothing would go wrong and all through my surgery I sang songs in my head, thought about our homecoming (yeah, I had planned that as well). I was awake and very aware throughout my surgery and then heard my Boo wail and I knew all will be well from hereon.
Well, this is my story of mayhem in my ministry, only for a while as I rule mine with iron fist 😎 in a good way though @lifeofrealmoms.
Compliment any Fall/Winter outfits for your Littles or Mom, with our NEW fall inspired pieces! So many one of a kind florals and accessories will be available for grabs tomorrow night, in the Etsy shop, at 8pm CST! So set those alarms and don’t be late! 😉🍂
One more time for the Now and Then...
✌🏾2 years ago, I slipped into a body hugging gown and was strutting around in very uncomfortable heels with the belief that pain is beauty and beauty is pain. Today, I live by the belief that comfortable is sexy and the natural “I literally woke up like this” is so underrated.
One time for all the mamas out there rocking it just how you are!
The Street Family✌🏾