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😻😻😻 This dude! I don’t know what on earth I would do without him. He is such a servant hearted leader for our family. I most definitely don’t deserve how well he loves me and Aera. We were in Thailand for this photo and it was the first time we left Aera. 10 whole days! Don’t worry… we were strong and only looked through every single photo of her life on my phone every night before bed. 🤷🏻♀️
Am I alone in this? I’d be lying if I said I only do that when we’re traveling… we might do it during nap time a few times a week. 😬
Hypotonia is HARD. It affects everything from crawling and walking, to eating and talking. But one of the things I’ve been a little thankful for is that I haven’t had to baby proof yet. Until now. 😰Aera figured out crawling. And while I’m crying all the happy tears😍, I’ve come to the realization that babies get into all the things. ALL. THE. THINGS. 😓
Any baby-proofing tips out there? This mama is gonna need more coffee… or wine. ☕️☕️🍷🦄
“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creatively.”-Jo Bennett
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I pinched myself this evening
To check if I was awake
Surely this is just a magical dream
And we are not really on a lake?
I dipped my toes into the water
Yes, that’s definitely real!
We’re just floating on a moon tonight
And that’s the best feel! 💫 ~Jackie Khan
This picture travelled with me from Dubai to Germany. I shot it on a round swing and created a lake around it, not knowing that we will travel soon and spend our days at real lakes. What makes me wonder about wishful thinking ☺️. Do you believe if we imagining something strong enough that it will truly happen? ✨
Thanks, Jackie for writing this poem specifically for my picture. If you’d like to receive your own personalised poem you can get in touch with her via email Jackieandthechristmasbaby@gmail.com #ps_opposites#ps_starry
This phot brings back memories for me. Scared of the unknown and unsure if I could make it as a mom. 🌸 Just over one year ago, we received Aera’s diagnosis. After months of struggling to get her to eat and meet her milestones, we finally had a genetics appointment with some answers. She has a rare chromosomal deletion on part of her 13th chromosome. I’ve found a WONDERFUL magical group of about 280 people who also have children with deletions on the 13th chromosome. ✨But, to my knowledge, only 1 other person has her exact deletion. Our struggles include hypotonia (meaning she has a really hard time meeting physical milestones. These babes are described as “floppy), a feeding tube because of an oral aversion, cognitive delays, and a very unknown future. 🌺
This little girl continues to wow me every day with her perseverance. With all the worries I have, I am so stinking grateful God gave us this special girl. She’s full of light and joy. With my eyes opened to the #specialneeds community, I am continually thankful that she is the way she is. It’s given me a softer heart and a spirit of determination. I love this little unicorn of mine. 🦄🌟🦄
Motherhood challenges every fiber of my being. *
It calls forth my patients and requires an open heart.
It pushes my boundaries and asks me to grow in ways I never asked for. *
With each moment that I choose presence and connection I know I am answering my call. *
It is raw. It is challenging. It is joyous. It is love. This is my motherhood.
This beautiful Goddess heard the call. Her journey is different than mine, yet the same. Motherhood. ❤️
I have both images here bc I’m learning. I originally had the black border and I think it’s too dark. Thoughts? Is white better?
I have some fun news! 💕For a while now, it’s been on my heart to start sharing my story. I’ve never been one to share tons of details about my personal life and mainly just used social media as a platform for AE Photography. I don’t know where this is going to take me, but I’m so happy to let you into our lives and show you the lovely mess that we’ve created. 🤷🏻♀️ If you want to follow more personal posts, follow me at @gracefullyunrefined Stay tuned for all things wellness, kiddo, self care, wine & cheese, and what it looks like to be a special needs mama. 🦄🌟✨ (And don’t worry, I’ll still be posting all the wonderful happy photography related things on this profile!)
I did most of my growing up 37 steps from this little store. We needed a dose of nostalgia, so I took my kids on a tour. I forced them to listen to me replaying the wild and free of my childhood, the mischief and recklessness of my teens. They cried because “why am I making them walk around this weird place!” Kids.🙄 So I bought them some candy and forced them to listen some more.
It wasn’t until we all moved away that I realized how awesome it was. For my friends who haven’t been back in a while. I suggest you do. ❤️
I’m so very excited to launch my new instagram page! 💕For a while now, it’s been on my heart to start sharing my story. I’ve never been one to share tons of details about my personal life and mainly just used social media as a platform for AE Photography. I don’t know where this is going to take me, but I’m so happy to let you into our lives and show you the lovely mess that we’ve created. 🤷🏻♀️Stay tuned for all things wellness, kiddo, self care, wine & cheese, and what it looks like to be a special needs mama. 🦄🌟✨ Welcome to our story.
Week 29/2018 So I close my eyes to old ends, and open my heart to new beginnings... oh wat is het moeilijk om niet heel hard te gaan twijfelen aan jezelf als dingen anders lopen dan gepland en gehoopt. Herken je dat conflict wat er dan vaak is tussen je verstand en je gevoel? En wie wint er bij jou van die twee? #memyselfandi#themonochromaticlens#mothersintheframe#portraitmood