Calling all MOMS!
I have a homework assignment for you this weekend!
No matter what your plans are, I know you are going to be taking pictures of your little ones here and there. My assignment for you is to be IN the pictures with your kids!
Hand your phone over to your husband, friend, or friendly stranger and have THEM take the picture!
We are so busy creating experiences and memories for our kids, but we forget to be in them. So, this weekend make sure to capture some great pictures of the kids WITH you!
🏀🏀🏀 OPENING WEEKEND !!! 🏀🏀🏀 Gear is here and distributed ... Teams have been practicing ... Last-minute details getting ironed out ... Months and months of hard work and promotion culminate with inaugural tip-off this Sunday @momentoussportscenter !!!
"Here's some truth salad, mamas: people often talk about the 12 week mark as some magical bridge you cross when your infant suddenly becomes a perfect angel. That's not entirely accurate. Rome is definitely an easy baby and we've come a long way since the hospital, but it's still crazy over here. We're not getting a ton fo sleep and he's not doing his own laundry yet or holding up his own head, so I think we've got a ways to go..." @leslieannebruce
Motherhood can be hard, and it's essential to form your village! Let us be part of that village. Reach out if you need any help with your baby, toddler, or preschooler, whether it's how to choose safe products, if that rash is worrisome, or if her spit up seems normal. We're here to help!
The floor is not a storage option! Especially for worn, but not ready for the wash clothes that you are probably going to wear again soon - hello jeans and sweaters! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sure you could drape them over a chair or another piece of furniture in your bedroom but I have found the best option is to have some wall hooks in your closet or behind your bedroom door. Saving you from wrinkled clothes and extra washing - double win 🙌
Beautiful wall hook inspo from @undecorated_home. I am in love the gorgeous wall hooks from @the.garage.collective but they are definitely too pretty to hide behind a door!
Calling all #orangecounty natural Mommas! I will be co-hosting an essential oils seminar/class/workshop in the O.C. October 27th 10am-noon! 🙌🏻💕💃🏻 ⠀
The class is structured around 3 stages of motherhood (pregnancy, newborn, and beyond) to educate and empower moms to use essential oils to support their own wellness and their kids’! ⠀
For $5 you will come away with:⠀
💛 a solid overview of the uses and applications of eos in every day life⠀
💛 the confidence to start immediately using oils for yourself and your kids⠀
💛 a custom roller essential oil blend to take home!⠀
If you live in the O.C. or fancy a road trip 😜 I’d love to meet you and help guide you to your next step towards optimal wellness at this amazing class and workshop! 🙌🏻 Please note, there is a limited class size due to space and number of facilitators so make sure to RSVP ASAP! (link in bio to respond to the fb event) Feel free to DM me with any questions 😊👌🏻
GREAT opportunity to own this beautiful 2/2 Condo at Regency Garden located near 528, 408, and 417, minutes from Walt Disney World, Orlando International Airport and Downtown Orlando. PERFECT AS A STARTER HOME. Condo features TILE, GRANITE Countertop in the kitchen, bathrooms with great LUXURY VINYL TILE (LVT) flooring, Walk in closet, appliances. Community features two beautiful ponds, clubhouse, two pools, spa, fitness center, resident lounge with free Wi-Fi, tennis court, playground, sand volleyball court and more! HOA ALSO INCLUDES WATER, SEWERS, TRASH AND BUILT IN ALARM SYSTEM. Make an offer before it's gone!
Congratulations @j.little12 and @seannnnnn on your sweet baby boy James. So glad to have taken these for you before he decided to make his early grand entrance into the world. He’s precious and I hope all is going well.
Some truth for y'all today: We live in a society that glorifies busyness. We are praised for our ability to be "non-stop". To not slow down. To always be on to the next thing. To excel in our careers, education, talents no matter the sacrifice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What's the hurry? What do we miss in the hustle and bustle of everyday life? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we slow down we are given the opportunity to learn so much about ourselves, others and God. God wants to speak to us. Sometimes we need only to slow down, be quiet and listen to the roaring whisper. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Slowing down is a HUGE struggle for me. With three kids each heading in a different direction, and commitments that I can't say no to make this difficult. But I promise you I am working on it. How about you, are you slowing down? Are you able to sit and hear what it on your heart? If so share your advice with me!
Store items where you use them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Save yourself time and make it easy to tidy up by keeping things where you actually use them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the start of summer, I kept the kid's sunscreen in their bathroom but found that I was having to run upstairs every morning to get it because we were actually putting it on just before leaving the house.
I finally realized that I was wasting time and I decided to put the kid's sunscreen, hairbrush and extra toothbrushes in our downstairs powder room so we could get it all done and put away quickly and easily. I am down for anything that makes it easier to get out of the door in the morning 😜
Is there an item in your house that you could rethink its location to save time and effort? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How cute is the patterned tile in this powder room by @amandasmythedesign
This Wednesday let’s ask WHY? Why do younger kids who still have baby teeth get braces? 🤔 Early treatment or Phase I treatment is interceptive orthodontics for young children (ages 7-10) and is aimed to treat skeletal💀issues that can only be treated painlessly and non surgically when kids are young. Why? At younger ages (7-10) bony sutures are not yet fused so we can correct things like crossbites (see blue arrow) without surgery. Why correct the crossbite? Crossbites should be corrected as they can create a shift in the lower jaw which can not only lead to asymmetric jaw growth and future jaw discomfort but also a shift in the midline (see green lines). Often times a unilateral crossbite like this one is associated with jaw asymmetry, misaligned midlines, a narrow upper arch and upper crowding - these issues are often resolved when the crossbite is corrected! ✅✅✅✅ Check out my story for before and after photos of the upper arch!
Why did I balayage this head of hair? 1. To blend gray hair 2. To brighten her already light ends 3. To allow more time in between appointments 4. To create natural looking contrast 5. Lastly, because hair painting is fun! #byamaris
I’m not the most organized person, so I’ve had to develop systems to make life run more smoothly...especially with how busy mom life is! One thing I’ve learned is to have different bags packed and ready-to-go for different activities. I use a @patagonia lightweight travel backpack for quick shopping trips and all of our regular outings, an @rei daypack for hiking, this gorgeous @tradesofhope leather tote for homeschool/school stuff, and a large @rockflowerpaper tote for my oil classes. I just grab the bag(s) I need, fill my water bottle, and go. #momhacks#organizingtips#momstyle
What is your favorite mom hack?
No pressure, right!?!?! Any other Mamas feel the enormous responsibility to step up your parenting game? Everyday is an opportunity to heal the burdened spaces in our hearts and move old energies of the past out of our bodies. Everyday this same opportunity is shared with the remarkable connection we create with our children. THIS IS THE LABOR OF LOVE! We are birthing ourselves and the next generation of change makers! Invite grace. Invite patience. Invite forgiveness. Invite some other mamas to help you when it’s hard! Some days I have the strength and clarity to shine brightly for my daughter to see a reflection of divine love and other days she is eating pizza and watching t.v. Healing and motherhood is a true honor. Some days the awareness of my breath feels like the only thing I know for sure. If you are struggling, please know you are not alone! I’ve yet to meet a Mama who has mastered motherhood but I have met 1000 who keep trying. #keepswimming#mamasinhealing#motherhood#dearmama#momlife#momsofinstagram#consciousparenting#intention#healing#consciousliving#grace#patience#forgiveness#balance#orangecountymoms#californiadreaming
The @smithsonianmagazine's Museum Day is this Saturday, September 22nd! We rounded up a list of 34 participating SoCal museums including @museumofmakingmusic, @ecovivarium, @theautry, @descansogardens and more! Link in the bio. #smithosianmagazine#museumday
“Thank you for having us. Charlie is a fan of The Coop!” Nothing makes us happier than getting these type of messages! Video created & sent by @katiecarralejophotography, thank you so much for sharing! 🧡💛