Just over happy as a clam because of these two awesome guys. I wrote down all the quantities I love in each of them and then later realized that they were interchangeable for each other. They’re the best.
If you’re ever having a hard time being grateful grab a note and write down all your favorite qualities in the people closest to you. It’s an easy way to shift your mood 💕
Best news EVER! 💛
I’m going to be an auntie AGAIN! And more importantly, June is going to be a big cousin for the first time ever! Congratulations Jenna & Steven! 💛💛💛 #BigCousinsRule#auntielifeisthebestlife
Just putting a little mid-day mid-week inspiration out here for you. If you haven't heard it already today, you are doing a great job...keep dreaming those big dreams and you'll get there. And always, always surround yourself with the best people. 💋
Share your Wednesday vibes with me, friends!
It doesn't matter that this is my third. This is experience is just as exciting , overwhelming, magical , terrifying , wonderous and full of love 💗 and getting you baby to fall asleep in the crib is just as much a mix of mystery and miracle and sheer luck the third time around 😂
I have a 5 month old! ❤️😭 she has changed so incredibly much since last month. For starters, she’s gained a second chin and a couple rolls which I’m obsessed with. She’s also been super chatty. If she grows up to be like her sissy, then I’m going to need a designated quiet time during the day 😅 Nobody makes her laugh like Olivia does and it’s the cutest thing ever! I’m sad to see her get bigger, but I’m so excited to see more of her personality show❤️
Guys! Mom life is hard... it’s the toughest job I’ve ever had to do and it certainly doesn’t get any easier when you’ve got two little ones (or 3, or 4... you catch my drift)
I know that social media sometimes paints a picture of a certain type of #momlife that can come off as glamorous or make you think that some ladies just have it easy... so let me tell you some top secret mama information and you tell me if you can relate to any of it 😉
I dropped a piece of my steak fajita bowl on top of Connors head shortly after taking this picture
I run on caffeine. Like a lot.... —
I’ve had a basket full of folded laundry
sitting next to my bed for a week now that I haven’t put away
My dogs clean up most messes that I make in the kitchen
If I don’t write something down or tell Siri to remind me - it doesn’t get done
I want to punch Kyle in the head every night I’m up feeding Connor and he’s still snoozing away next to me
I prefer ice cream over Greek yogurt and tacos over salads
I try to get out of changing poopy diapers by challenging Kyle to a game of rock, paper, scissors (and am still a sore loser when he wins)
I “answer” texts in my head when they pop up on my Apple Watch and then forget to REALLY answer them... sorry guys
Yes I have half a closet full of clothes that are starting to fit me again... but I’ve also got a whole other half that don’t even come close yet
I usually take about 10 selfies before I pick one that is good enough to want to post online
I’ve given up on picking up all the balls from MJs ball pit every night because I know the first thing she’ll do the next day is dump them again
It may be messy... it may be tiring... it may be frustrating at times but it’s a beautiful life even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time —
I just hope you realize that despite all of the imperfections you have - you know that you are perfect in the eyes of your little ones and after all, that’s all that matters isn’t it? ❤️
Lunchtime on the go is easy breezy. ⠀☀️🌊
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Taking my baby to her first dance class, her first class of any kind, was surreal. I expected her to be nervous or even cry but she happily skipped in to her class and waved for me to go with a huge smile on her face. My little girl is growing up 😭
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I think it’s safe to say Isaac has had a great birthday and we have really enjoyed it too! We spent a few hours in splash landings which is an awesome water park, some tasty dinner in the CBeebies restaurant followed by some entertainment for Isaac and a lovely Gin Bramble for us ! Safe to say I’m shattered ! Looking forward to tomorrow when we get to go to Alton Towers 🎂 Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes 🎉
Third time photographing this sweet family, third time they absolutely blew me away with their sweetness. ❤️
Swipe to see one of our favorites from their first session with me 4 years ago. I love watching families grow.
A prayer for my girls.
May she know love. May she be loved.
May she never look in the mirror and think “I should lose five pounds”. Never ever. May she never feel the urge to hold her stomach in while on the beach in a bikini. May she never diet, or count calories, or obsess over her body. May she turn her face to the sun and her attention to the moment, fully soaking up the warmth of each summer day. May she move her body only in ways that bring her joy. May she sweat, not to look good, but to feel good. May she enjoy dessert and all that’s sweet in life but may she eat to enjoy, not to escape.
May she look in the mirror and see the beauty of her own being - every day. May she set roots anchored so deep within her self-worth that no magazine, or celebrity, or social media platform will ever make her feel otherwise. May she know her worth, and may she speak it, and uphold others to reflect it back her way.
May she spend more time looking up at the sky than down on a screen. May she get up early to watch the sun rise and may she never forget to care for the Earth as it cares for her.
May she wear whatever she wants, however she wants. May she set her own trends and dress in whatever she deems fit, not to fit in, but because it brings her happiness.
When her mind gets busy, may she stretch and dance and twirl and run to feel her beating heart and remember that life happens where the body goes, not where the mind dwells. May she move her limbs in ways that make her always remember what it’s like to be a child. May she never stop appreciating the feel of bare feet in wet grass. May she never be afraid to cry when sadness comes.
May she swim naked. May she swim naked every chance she gets. And may she do so throwing her clothes off without abandon, never worrying about the shape of her body but only about the temperature of the water. May she dance like no one is watching, even when they are watching, and also when they are not. May she move with music the way waves move across the ocean; without giving a damn. 👇👇
I normally wouldn’t post a picture of myself without makeup or my hair done but, I snapped this picture quick to show my friends the color of my new sling & I loved how happy Jacob looked being close to me.
Strong beyond measure!
This little ballerina will not rest! She was determined to go to ballet class today despite not being herself recently.
I forget how delicate you are because you’re such a tough cookie all the time but telling a two year old to rest is impossible, especially when she thinks she’s Cinderella at the ball.
Being an ex twenty seven weeker sometimes creeps up on her though and this virus has knocked her for six. Let’s hope we have a better night than the last 4! 🤞🏻
Tutu from @buttonandloop 🎀