Zee & Rummy are coming up to 10 & 11 this month..I love their innocence and pure hearts and sweet and kindness and at the minute only one of them answer me back lol.. but I know it's going to change as they'll be going secondary school soon and will be influenced in good and bad ways by the people they mix with along with more freedom.. scares the life out of me thinking about the things that I got up to in my teens and there being a possibility that they might do similar..as a teen I was the friend who nobody's mum liked their daughter to hang around with,i always in trouble,in the police station, running away, getting high, getting drunk, hanging around with people who i probably shouldn't of been hanging around with..I just hope AND pray that my girls find some real good true friends that are influencual in a good way and look out for each other. I'd hate to have to slap up one of their mates.. because trust me..I will if I have to..in the 31 years of my life I have been through,seen and experienced a hell of a lot and half of it is down to who I associated with... #notmybabies#millitantmom#olderwiserstronger#troubleteen#problemchild
It’s extremely frightening and SAD that I had to send this text message to my son today when his school was put on a code yellow. The school ONLY sent emails saying they were on code yellow and then that MDPD had inspected the school and it was lifted. Calling the school got NO information. Do they not believe they need to be transparent with parents about any situations that may be happening in the school? Especially in these scary times we’re currently living in. We can’t even send our kids to school with peace of mind. I’ll definitely be having a conversation when I go pick them up from school today. #ImPissed#NotMyBabies#iAmTHATMom
Dreamt I was in a really crazy car accident with a roto-rooter box truck. Rushing the kids to school look what pulls up in front of me… All the kids and the dog are with me😳😳 nowI am parked and pulled over way off the highway. What do we say to the god of death?#nottoday#notmybabies#wegonnabelate
Ahhh my handsome little boy fell victim of bullying today (not even 6 months old) by a shit talking Senior at High School 😱Insecurity and jealousy is a son of a bitch isn’t it, so sad and pathetic that you clearly are so insanely jealous of my daughter someone that once was a great friend to you that you run your mouth to her now best friend about her little not even 6 month old brother like it wasn’t gonna get back to her.....really really please grow up already ! Bullying sucks ! #momsagainstbullying#notmybabies#pleasegrowup#youralmostanadult#mybabyboyissooocute @klakin_01
My bug eating plants are under attack by bugs that eat plants! Oh the irony. On the left, the tiny little white speck is a type of aphid and that perfect little hole inn my pitcher was made by a caterpillar. Jerks. Luckily I caught them early and seem to have taken care of them before they got bad. #bugeatplanteatbugworld#carnivorousplants#notmybabies#donteatthem
Pizza, giggles and Jesus praises tonight. ❤️ I’ll admit, it’s been a bad day with my 4 year old. So, don’t think life is just marvelous over here. But, I figured instead of early bed time and being one upset mama, we should change the direction of the night by inviting Jesus into the room and kicking Satan’s butt out of here. 💕 #nottonightsatan#notmybabies
I had every intention of sharing this little journey much sooner, but every time I’d muster up the courage to do so, I’d lose my nerve at the very last minute. 🙊 For the last 6 months, I’ve been carrying twins for a sweet couple who was not able to do so on their own. The longing and desire to do gestational surrogacy stirred up in my heart when I was pregnant with Easton, while watching some of our best friends in Florida struggle with infertility for over 8 years. It hurt my heart and I would’ve carried for her in a heartbeat, but the Lord’s timing is always good and perfect because shortly after I had Easton, she got pregnant with a little boy. 💛 The desire to do surrogacy and help a family never left my heart though, and after waiting for almost 3 years, it seemed like the right time. Carrying these little twins hasn’t been the easiest journey for me, but not every gift is given without sacrifice. The excitement for the momma & dad who have longed & prayed for these two babies is palpable, and I’m eagerly awaiting the look on their faces when they finally get to hold & love on them. I know it’s an unconventional and different journey. One I was scared and fearful to share, but it’s def a most beautiful one. 💛 (Blogging about this whole journey soon) #26weeks#surrogacy#notmybabies
Here's some scary and then hopeful info for your day:
Did you know that your skin is the LARGEST ORGAN of your body? And that when something gets on your skin, it takes only a matter of seconds (about 22!) for that substance to be found in EVERY ORGAN of your body? You might not think that your laundry detergent, dish soap, household cleaners, etc. really make that big of a difference when it comes to the toxin load in your body (and your childrens' bodies) but the truth is, it does! "Just a little" here and there adds up QUICK.
Those toxins negatively effect every system in your body. To name a few top contenders: -your reproductive system (25% of pregnancies now end in miscarriage, and so many women have trouble even GETTING pregnant. I know so many of you, and I want better for you!) -your bones, joints, and muscles -your HORMONES (which affect everything from breastfeeding, emotions, sexual stuff, and so on!) -your immune system 😷 (tired of passing stomach bugs back and forth all the time? you don't have to!) And on our babies and husbands and loved ones!
One study found 232 toxins in the average US baby's umbilical cord blood, many of which predispose those babies to cancer and other big issues down the line... from the very start 😢 #notmybabies
Ok, enough with the scary stuff. Here's some good stuff!
Young Living is so much more than oils. They've harnessed the power of oils into household products that can replace things in our life that are harming us. And these products are actually BENEFICIAL to us.
Some of our FAVORITE Thieves products: -Foaming hand soap
-Household cleaner! Cleans EVERYTHING! -Fruit & veggie spray
-Toothpaste (which a lot of us also use as deodorant -- yes you read that right)
-Waterless hand purifier
These things are so much better... not to mention Target doesn't deliver monthly wellness to my front door. #lazywin
Don't wait for something scary to pop up in your family's health before you take the time to care. I'd love to help you ditch your toxic products and switch to these better options and set your family up for wellness.
When your precious oil box suffers a terrible accident and falls out of the car, at least repacking it gives you the chance to reevaluate which bottles are readily accessible in the purse bag. 😰 There's been quite a few over the few days where I've thought dang it! I need that oil! So at least there's that. #terrifying#notmybabies#myoilylife
Well I’ve reached that point in the packing to move process that the time has come to start packing my machines.... I have the sads and am trying to figure out how I can pull off not packing them til the absolute last minute.... but alas, it’s time 😭 #notmybabies#comingforyaNM#someonesaveme#thesetearsarereal
This is Rory.. our 2 month old and youngest little #vegan 😂. Part of my decision to go fully #dairyfree and #plantbased is that it became pretty clear when we started breastfeeding that he struggled to digest cow’s milk protein (I was still having cow’s milk at the time, on the health visitor’s advice 🙄). Noah struggles with #cpmi even now and has oat milk at night as cow’s milk has always upset his tummy, so when Rory came along we knew it was a likelihood he would also struggle. He was born 4 days before easter and on good Friday I ate ALLL the milk chocolate eggs and he was the most sicky, colicky, unsettled baby almost straight away. From then on I’ve been completely #dairyfree and he settled almost straight away. He’s now on a combination of breast and bottle, with soy based dairy free formula and is the happiest little chap. We have no witching hour and he sleeps 9 hours through the night most nights. I never totally ditched the dairy when I was feeding his brother but I wish I had as this guy is a loads happier chap because of it. #breastfeeding#bottlefeeding#cowsmilkproteinallergy#cowsmilkisforbabycows#notmybabies#cowsmilkproteinintolerance#cmpibaby#nodairy