Cheers to all the mamas who wrestle their busy babies through diaper changes all day. Who needs strength training when you meet your physical exertion needs every day just trying to keep a baby alive (and hygienic). I’m sweating at the end of every diaper change. 😂 Also, how do you baby proof the warming drawer on your oven? Because someone learned how to open it today and it’s been REAAAAL fun 😂
CREATE a life you’re completely in love with ☆ Hubs + I got real deep into a conversation about what we want most out of our time here on Earth. Not about goals + milestones but how we spend each week, day, hour. I don’t want to wish away the months waiting for one big trip or trudge through the days so we can party on the weekend. Sure those moments + memories are amazing, but, I want to be completely + totally obsessed with the details of my life. I want to wake up looking forward to each moment + go to bed overflowing with love + gratitude. Gratitude for life, my kids, my husband + most importantly my God #workinprogress#noweekendindoors
This kid! •
He drives me bat shit crazy, but he's just so sweet. He picks me flowers and randomly throughout the day hugs me and tells me 'I love you Mum'... every day. Seriously. THE CUTEST! •
He was telling me a story about a dream he had last night whilst we were waiting at the school for those other 10,000 kids I have 😅, and I had to snap a photo of him. Nutella all over his face, grubby from helping Dad in the garden and so bright eyed from the story he was telling me. Full of light and adventure. •
4 years old already 🤷♀️ just a baby not so long ago ..... please slow down buddy.
Currently enjoying a little time off with my family in the Hudson River Valley in upstate New York. I didn’t want to lug my big camera but I wanted more than just my cell phone, so I’m having fun playing around with a Fujifilm X-T20. This mirrorless camera is small enough to fit in my average sized purse alongside all the other mom stuff I have along for travel. It’s a bit of a learning curve to switch gear, but there are a lot of reasons why I think this might be the perfect travel camera for me. Would you guys be interested in hearing more? Let me know what you think and maybe I’ll write a blog post on photo recommendations for traveling with kids. In the meantime, I’ll be posting some shots that I’m taking with this fun little camera.
A little early throw back Thursday to Williams curly hair. If he wasn't such a messy eater, I would have kept his curls because 😍😍, but he might just possibly be the MESSIEST eater in the world and a bath after every meal just isn't realistic 🤷
My bright eyed girl, my sweetheart, my little BFF and my maternity leave companion | She never gets tired to tell me she loves me, to shower me kisses and to let me know I look pretty each morning.
Maybe If we, mama’s see ourselves from our babies eyes, all our self doubts will instantly fade because in their eyes (heart & mind) we are a super moms ✨
Saat ada bahaya, pemimpin yg baik memimpin di garis depan. Namun saat perayaan, pemimpin yg baik tetap tinggal di balik layar. Jika anda menginginkan kerja sama semua orang di sekeliling anda, buatlah mereka merasa bahwa mereka penting
Someone is going through a growth spurt. We’re talking alll the emotions. Poor thing - seems scary to be a baby. So much change, so vulnerable, so at the will of those around them. I’ve been thinking about the honor and privilege and weight that comes with us being the foundation of what she will base so many life things. We are her first experience. Her earthly compass.
Lots of parent talk happening in our home. Which I love. A new level of intentionality is required & a new level of purpose is gained. Caring for a life. A little human, is not small task. And no matter how tired I’ve gotten, I truly couldn’t imagine anything greater for these days. .
Ps she doesn’t like bath time yet but goodness is a clean baby smelling like lavender so sweet.💕
De vermoeidheid kan je plots zó hard in het gezicht slaan, ik geef je een flesje terwijl mijn tranen op je gezichtje vallen. Sorry lieverdje, mama kan even écht niet meer! De nacht, gaan slapen, ik kijk er zo tegenop ookal ben ik nog zo moe! Niet weten hoe laat ik gewekt ga worden, en dan de flesjes die je nu ‘s nachts lijkt te weigeren/terwijl je ze wél wil. Die onzekerheid, waarom gaat het overdag zo goed en ‘s nachts zo moeilijk? Je gehuil gaat door merg en been, ik wil je troosten maar weet even niet meer hoe... De adrenaline die de eerste weken door je lijf giert en je door de nachten helpt, die is ondertussen wel verdwenen.
😟 Dat zijn eenzame momenten, .... ondanks alle hulp die ik krijg, wetende dat dit een fase is, wetende dat velen met mij dit meemaken en ook wakker zijn in het holst van de nacht,...je slaapt ondertussen weer, het is weer stil, je hebt je flesje op (het is toch maar weer gelukt)....... Nadien geraak ik van de frustratie ook niet meteen in slaap. En dan plots is het ochtend, ik voel het meteen, ik grijp mn gsm, en zie dat je 6u aan 1 stuk hebt geslapen! Ik voel me goed, heb ik dat nu wel goed gezien? Vriendje toch.... net wanneer ik denk dat het zo niet meer kan. Dankje Mano! Vannacht weer? ! ♥️ #sleepisfortheweak#honestmotherhood#manosschisisverhaal#momlife#parenthood#our_everyday_moments#thingsiwanttoremember#dailyparenting#3monthsold#tiredbuthappy#cleftlipcutie#cleftstrong#cleftlipandpalate#schisis
I think it's officially time to pack up the summer clothes and toys until next year. I was holding out hope that we may get another week or two of somewhat nice weather but it looks like the single digit temps are here to stay. We miss you already summer #latergator
BATH TIME: Miles got to that phase where he's got too big for his infant tub but it's still too small for the regular bathtub... 😩 Anyone have any recommendation? I though about maybe just get a cheap inflatable tub to use meanwhile... 🤔 But, is that a good idea?
By the way, I've been struggling to find a good shampoo/body wash for Miles. He has eczema, so his skin needs to be well moisturized... I finally found @babydovecare and I love it!!! And it has an amazing baby smell!
Take out those toys, let them walk bare feet, let them run outside, let their imagination run wild.. let them experience being a child. This is crucial to their developing little minds (plus lets mommy do some work too lol, but most of the time this mommy is a customer or an audience watching this little darling does some play pretend.) It's gonna be noisy and messy, but they only get to experience childhood once. Make the most out of it. 😍 More toys, less screentime for us :)
Many hands make light work 💁♀️ getting a head start on packing for Hawaii this morning with my ‘helpers’ ... “don’t take that out of the suitcase”, “no it ALL has to stay in”, “no, we’re not taking six dolls”, “where did this picture frame come from?!” 😅
4 years ago today, I said YES & started on a journey I couldn't have known would lead me to this place. I could have never dreamed that one simple yes which started out as a "side gig" would grow into an amazing financial opportunity and community of women who cheer and support each other through all of our very highest highs, and sometimes our lowest lows. I knew the products were fantastic, they had already proven to work their magic for so many of my friends before I tried them myself. I knew the business model was legit because I personally knew so many people who were thriving within R+F...But what I didn't know was how much this business would shape me as a person, how the community of Consultants would become some of my best firends & just how awesomely fulfilling this "job" would be for me. You may see it as annoying (It's okay! I once saw it that way too 😉) but I can tell you with absolute certainty that I wouldn't keep posting & messaging and talking about R+F if it wasn't honestly changing people's lives - Whether it's their confidence from the change in thier skin or their successes with the business. It's been an INCREDIBLE 4 years. I'm so thankful that I took a chance and said yes to this journey and I cannot wait to see what the next several years has in store for me, my team and for Rodan + Fields! The future is so bright ya'll. I'd love to help you see it! I'm offering some ridiculous deals on products and business kits to celebrate and give back to all of you who have followed along with me on this journey. Most of all THANK YOU to all my family and firends who have supported me! Thank you for choosing me as your skincare girl! it means the world! 🎉✨🙌🏼💖 #rodanniversary#rodanandfields#lifechangingskincare#RFxCircle#rfjourney
Had the best one-on-one time with my oldest babe. The one who requests and needs it the most. She is SO big now, it’s crazy how it just happens! One day they’re on your hip the next having full blown intellectual/adult like conversations with you.
We NEVER go to the mall so we walked around and admired things, bought a few little trinkets with her birthday card and had to get the matching mommy & me sunglasses because they were too fun to pass up AND they was on sale 😏
Of course a night out with Jaymie can’t end with out a burger, so we split a big one and ate bottomless fries with a milkshake 😋