This mom life — it’s life-altering. Mamas get real and share the misconceptions they had about motherhood, talking everything from feeling resentment towards a partner and not loving every moment of motherhood. 🔗 in bio
Our baby started preschool today! It was a big day for all of us... he was so excited about going to school and meeting new friends. Big fat tears rolled down my face as I looked through the classroom door at him playing. I know he’s going to be great and when it’s time for pick-up this afternoon I’ll be met with a huge hug and all the details about his day ❤️
#LifeWithKids is crazy and you find yourself saying some pretty absurd, albeit when looking back hilarious, things. Parents share on @mommy_brain snippets like: “We don’t throw our poop.” and “No I didn’t cut it off! I’ve never had one.” 🔗 in bio
. 📸: @themattiejames
Special thanks to our gift bag sponsors for the upcoming Aug. 11 #MommyBrainPlaydate ! Register for our FREE event via 🔗 in bio (tickets going fast!) — author @jenniferdvassel will be doing a reading of her book “I Am Unique,” followed by a discussion on self-confidence and preparing kids to enter the new school year feeling empowered!
The senseless murder of Nia Wilson has been weighing on my heart, not only as a woman of color, but also as a mother. She was brutally killed by a white man coming home on the BART with her sister Sunday night.
Some may think this was a situation of being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Others, that her death shouldn’t be turned into a race debate. However, the fact that her story wasn’t at the top of the news cycle when it happened or that one news station chose a photo of Nia that pushed a racist narrative speaks volumes. Also, why is it that white murderers get labeled as “mentally ill” and black/brown ones are “terrorists” or “thugs”? @elizabeth_gilbert_writer hits it on the head in the second photo of this post. You can also read the entirety of all she shares via 🔗 in bio.
Nia was 18. Her whole life was ahead of her. I look at my own babies and my heart hurts for Nia’s mother who won’t ever be able to hold her baby again. .
Nia Wilson. Say her name. Remember her.
Art by @kaylanijuanita
Join us next month for a special reading and Q&A discussion with author @jenniferdvassel at @mysnooknuk! (Link in bio to reserve your FREE ticket)
We’ll be talking about self-confidence and preparing our kids to take on the new school year feeling empowered ✨
If you’re not able to attend, you can still receive our guide with tips for helping your child’s confidence/belief in ability to accomplish a goal that we worked with a school psychologist to create — DM us your email for a copy!
This morning my family and I joined dozens of others in Carlsbad and thousands across the country in the fight to #keepfamiliestogether and help those seeking asylum. My eyes filled with tears when I saw people young and old alike walking with their signs to the designated rally area.
It can sometimes seem overwhelming, like your small action isn’t making much of a difference — but to see all of these people unite together reminded me that for all the bad there is, there’s also that much more good and people looking to help. In times of crisis, you can be the helper and together we can all band together to create change. Keep fighting and be ready to vote come the midterm elections. ❤️ ✊🏽 #bethechange
Today was the best. We went to the San Diego Zoo, swam, had French fries and milkshakes, but my most favorite part was at bedtime when I sang the kids “You Are My Sunshine” — Logan started singing with me. It’s a song I’ve been singing to both since they were just little blobs growing in my belly, so my heart just about burst hearing his little voice singing the words too. Love these bunnies of mine. They make life crazy and that much better because there’s nothing like experiencing the world through the eyes of your child. ❤️ #fullheart#happymama
It’s been a crazy busy few weeks, but thankful for the time we all get together on the weekend — even though the kids probably spend half their days fighting 🤣🙃 I’m not sure how my mom survived my sister and I fighting growing up. I think it’s karma now.
There is power in our words and in our actions. Together we can create change — one action from you, and you, and you, multiplies and soon it’s action from thousands. Here are some small actions you can take today to help #keepfamiliestogether :
Call your state reps and urge them to take a stand: (202) 224-3121
Donate to @raicestexas and @aclu_nationwide. These orgs are providing legal aid, paying fines, and working to reunite families.
Sign up for the Keep Families Together March on June 30. Link in bio on where to find one near you.
There are many fundraising events including, the @_stillwerise auction July 2-9 and here in LA specifically, the @wiggleandwork family event on July 1 #familiesbelongtogether
What’s happening to immigrant families at the border is a crime against humanity. Children being separated from their parents — scared and alone, not knowing when they’ll be reunited or see each other again. If this doesn’t make you angry, break your heart — then you need to dig deeper and think even harder about the lengths you would go in an attempt to provide your child with the opportunity to just LIVE. In our bio are ways (whether volunteering, calling local reps, or donating) you can help these families.