Absolutely LOVE seeing you mamas mothering away like no other where-ever you are. This one is all kinds of amazing as @aeblekinder is hanging out in one of my absolute favourite places, Berlin. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Please don’t forget to tag me in your pictures, every time I see you guys in one of our tops, it fills me with so much joy, it still feels crazy that they’re out there in the world being worn by someone. It feels kind of surreal that I was wrapping them up on our kitchen table just a little while before you receive them. Fingers crossed, one day I’ll have an upgrade to my own little packing room! Thank you all so much for continuing to support my little business and our family. It wouldn’t happen without you 💜
Super excited for our collaboration with @moonlitskincare who will be joining us at our Wild Motherhood Group today to talk about all things sleep. For those who aren’t going to be with us in person head over to WILDWMN.com to read their tips on sleep for mamas and skincare advice for pregnant or nursing moms.
Sleep is such an essential part of our wellbeing and this morning I picked up the August edition of @nationalgeograficofficial to find the cover story to be about sleep. We are in an epidemic of sleep deprivation .. Blue light, over stimulation, lack of respect for sleep .. it’s all creating a world where we are literally going mad and getting very sick for lack of sleep.
As a new mom sleep is limited but I believe that the quality of our sleep is just as important as the quantity. The attitude that we have towards our sleep is essential - we need to honor it, respect it, give ourselves permission to sleep.
What are your sleep rituals and how do you honor your human need to sleep ?
We had a wild night up in here last night. And by wild I mean Asiya woke up every 1.5 hours and then was awake from 3-6am acting like we were at some kinda lit party 🤦🏽♀️ Seriously, my husband walked back in the room and she looked at him like “woo gangs all here!” 😂 So gimme all the coffee this morning and I’ll most likely be trying my best to stay in bed alllllll day. Shoutout to all you mammas who had wild nights too, you’re strong and amazing and killing’ it ✨ #nosleepclub
As promised here is our wonderful new feature where we talk to all parents who are quite simply, parenting their own way! I’m a huge believer that there is not a single ‘one size fits all’ approach to parenting. I’ve discovered this through my own experiences and feedback from many other parents. We’re different, our children are different. I want to use this platform as a voice that helps empower anyone who finds being able to do just that a challenge. My hope is that by sharing the way we do things it will help others to feel less alone and maybe connect where there may be some cross over. We’re all in this together, let’s help support each other through the highs and lows and maybe pick up some useful tips along the way - or equally, just have a little read and find out how incredibly different our approaches can sometimes be. First up is super lovely mama @pandamamalove (swipe to meet her and baby Panda). Thank you so much for sharing your story... Tell us a little bit about yourself...who are you and how many little people do you have?
Hey, I’m Kelly, first time mother to Panda 🐼 I am embracing & still finding my feet with this huge transition. It's given me even more respect for women than I already had and I'm extremely proud to be female and in this sisterhood. I am an advocate of supporting & building each other up. I try to live consciously as possible being mindful of all beings and the planet. I'm a passionate activist for equality and oneness. A mystical rainbow mermaid dreamer with a mouthy south londoner charm.
What has been your biggest parenting challenge?
My biggest parenting challenge has been to learn patience and to have a lack of me time due to the way in which I choose to parent ( breastfeeding / gentle / attachment parenting ) oh and being unwell when baby is unwell.
If you could give a new mama one tip, what would it be?
My advice to new parents would be - do you! Your pace, your way, go with what resonates with you and your instincts. Don't compare yourself to others, don’t rush yourself to ‘bounce back’ etc. Give yourself time to adjust to motherhood and let your baby adjust to the world...cont in comments...
Arghhh, this mama’s real emotional today guys 😭 ..You know those mornings when you wake up and everything hits you all at once, plus the fact that you’re now a hardcore member of the #nosleepclub 😴 so all you want to do is eat biscuits and cry?!! ..Well that’s me today 🙋🏽♀️
Noah had an unsettled night, then Aaliyah was up because of a bad dream ..so at 4am I’ve got her calling me while I’m mid-feed with Noah, I take him (attached to the boob) into her room to give her a cuddle and settle her back down!!
Then my alarm goes off at 6am (I’ve not actually been back to sleep again yet 🙈) so I’m up making a coffee and Aaliyah’s lunchbox 1 handed because Noah’s latched onto my arm wanting another feed.. and I’ve got to try wake up Aaliyah because she’s overslept since being up during the night!!!
Once I’ve made it out the house with both kids, to nursery on time (at 8am I’d like to add 😳) ..One of Aaliyah’s fav teachers mentions about how it’s her last week at nursery before the summer hols and then she’s at big school 😭 ..I’m so not ready for my baby girl to grow up!!!
Then I hate that the newborn baby bubble popped.. It’s Josh’s last week on paternity leave, I’ve got boring things that need sorting, we still need to certify Noah’s birth, I’m still lounging about in maternity jeans because I’m too scared to try on real clothes again and be majorly disappointed when they don’t fit AND all I want to do is lay in bed with my babies watching movies and pretending like nothing else matters in the whole world ♥️ ..Phew 😅 so yeah it’s one of THOSE days!!!!!! .
The cold kiss of rain
Dappled light as soft as butter
Suave fingers dipped in memories
and lips coated with the taste of nostalgia
Anamnesis' triggered in amnesiac minds
Sedated with glowing possibilities
I dissolve within myself
Disintegrating into the dregs of my existence
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Someone has found a new bestie ❤
Slowly we have minimised Boss Baby to about 5 times a day (feels like, but probably about 2) 😅 and now Tinkerbell is getting a look in lol.
It reminded me that the first film Ava ever watched was Peter Pan it's little things like that that you sonetimes forget 😫 I can't believe she's going to be 6 on Friday I'm not ready 😭😭
All I did today was get through. A little admin in between but mainly, just got through. Ya see, our second wonderful daughter is enjoying all night cuddles with her mama. I know, I know, they won’t last long and this phase will pass. I totally get it and tell myself these things many many times. But nothing can really help that feeling of uselessness. The feeling in a constant daze. The standing in a room full of other mamas and not being able to think of a single word to start a conversation and so you wait and hope someone else will. The snappy reaction as your two children squish each other with their naked bottoms and one yells out and the other hasn’t yet learnt boundaries. You know this, you know they’re learning, but you can’t help yourself, you just need a second to sip that hot coffee that might, just might put you back on track ever so slightly. The last hours of the day draw near and you can finally see the end in sight. You can finally sit back and close your eyes for a second. But you can’t. You just can’t. There are things to be done. But you just can’t. So you crash on the sofa and realise tomorrow is another day. It can wait. It can all wait. Have some time to yourself, you deserve it, you made it through. #motherlikenoother#mywayisok#parentingmyway
#iwokeuplikethis challenge! In honour of my firm belief that women should love themselves, I thought it would be fun to post a picture of me, in the morning, no makeup, no filter...riiiggggggttt...cue frantic search for good lighting. 😂 I remember clearly being the type of girl who wouldn't step foot out of the house before foundation. I needed mascara and once I figured out how to fill my eyebrows... 😶 I guess you could say motherhood changed me in that respect. But it's not just because I no longer have time to do makeup every day, I just don't care anymore. I don't care if people see my bare face because I've become comfortable with it. To be honest, most people are so wrapped up in their own business they probably don't even take a second glance. 😊 I still like to do my makeup, ❤️ but it does not define me. I challenge @kgetsfittoday @jadegibbs99 @laurenevelyn__ and @shesjustarascal to do this with me. You are all beautiful ladies! Take a photo of yourself sans makeup, tag me, and tag your own friends too! BeYOUtiful and live life now.
Heading out in to the sunshine with our heads held high and our empowering words of wisdom on our chests! Get out there and be the change - this world needs what you’ve got! 💪🏻❤️ Thanks for this ace picture @fleuramelieandme #girlsmaketheworldgoround#iamstrongiambraveiamsmart ————————————————————————
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I do not remember the last time I wasn't woken up at 5am with little toes kicking me or Ava jumping on my head lol
Although my sunday's may not be "lazy" I wouldn't change it for the world, Alway's try to remind myself this is only for a short time and soon enough they will be grown and "too cool" for me lol
So here's to my second fizz stick of the morning and the third disney film since the crack of dawn 😅👍🏻
A beaut of a morning picking all the strawberries and raspberries at White House Farm, followed by an evening narrowly escaping a visit to A&E as I managed to pick a pea out of Juniper’s left nostril. Wonder what she’ll put up there next? 🍓👉🏻👃🏻
#nosleepclub#currentmood I went through a low period feeling isolated months after having my first baby and just feeling a shift in myself as a person (which seemed like forever). Lately it’s been full on, returning to work part time, working out and making time for myself (even if it’s the little things) like a bath every now and then or a walk to a store I really enjoy, It’s made my time with my son feel so much more valuable. Please don’t get annoyed thinking I didn’t appreciate the times before when I was on the edge of loosing my shit...I just feel a lot happier with where I am at. Mason is the best baby to me and I couldn’t be luckier to have him as my son. I find myself telling my fiancé how happy I am in these moments together. Motherhood is one hell of a ride but I’m so happy I’m on it and enjoying everything that comes our way 💓 #mumlife#momlife#novel#sorrynotsorry#honesty#motherhood#mummyblogger#blogger#neonsign#design#sign#club#mumclub#melbourne