Nothing but a family of all BOYS 💙💙
thankful thankful thankful.💛
You guys, that’s a real smile! Baby smiles are the best and I just can’t get enough of them! #ad
But you know what makes this mama smile? Great products at great prices. I love that @meijerstores
carry a huge selection of natural baby products; everything from diapers, wipes, snacks, food, and more. And even more convenient? They offer home delivery in most areas, which is crucial for a new mama. Especially in the first few weeks of craziness! #meijer #clevelandblogger #newbornbaby #newmama #momhacks
Literally OBSESSED with this plaid wrap jacket😍! Cute, cozy, and pockets too! She’s only $38(size down if in between). I haven’t taken her off just yet🤣! Flares... #mylovelanguage
! I have had these babies for a while and they are also HIGH WAISTED! I think this is what was missing back in the day if ya know what I mean and I’m so glad it’s here now🙌🏼! Lol! Worth the splurge bc you will feel like a million bucks! Happy wine Wednesday friends!!! Seriously snag this wrap jacket if it’s the only thing you buy this season🧡! Follow me in the @liketoknow.it
app or click link in my bio to shop! http://liketk.it/2xpCz #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKstyletip #LTKitbag #plaid #flares #fallfashion #affordable #casualstyle #everydaystyle #casualchic
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
This is the sweet face of a little girl whose new favorite pastime is... PEEING ON THE POTTY 😍 All she wants to do is “pee on potty mommy” and ya know what, I’m perfectly fine with that. Especially when something actually comes out. 🙌🏼 If I can potty train this kid before her sister comes I will truly believe in miracles. (What? A mom can dream!) 😉 And now any potty training advice would be fabulous 👌🏼 #pottytraining101 #readysetgo
To the Moms in the Middle,
I know you have friends who knew they were meant to be stay-at-home moms and others who knew they would absolutely be working moms.
You’re happy for them, but you don’t fall into either category.
You’re a mom in the middle.
I’ve seen you struggle with your identity as you change babies and chase toddlers. I’ve seen you find work that allows you to find a bit of yourself behind a computer screen as your babes still sleep in the wee morning hours and in small spurts throughout the day. I’ve seen you take on full-time home duties and office responsibilities.
You’re pulling double-duty and wondering why stay at home at all if you work so much?
Because one day on your epitaph you hope it reads, “She tried her best, but was there for everything.” We want the first steps, post-boo-boo kisses, and after-school greetings. And yet we can’t shake the need to use our talents beyond the call to motherhood.
Drop the guilt. Your kids may not get 100% of your time, but without your work, they wouldn’t be getting the 100% you.
Perhaps you don’t feel comfortable working full-time or being a full-time stay-at-home-parent because that’s not who you were meant to be.
And your kids need you, the full version. Because that’s the mom who they were meant to have.
I know it feels like you are pulled in all directions, but rest assured you have found your spot on the map.
You are trying your best, but are there for everything.
Let this be enough.
A Mom in the Middle
Conversation behind the post- link in profile. #parenting #wahm #sahm #workingmom #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #momlife #momblog #momblogger
Our family got to film a commercial tonight, and we have never felt more awesome. We have absolutely zero chill.
For any future bookings please know I require a full glam squad, a bowl of green m&ms, and diamond water.
2 babes on the outside and one about to make his grand entrance means NO sleep and an endless pit of eye bags 😂🙈🤷🏼♀️ I’ve always loved watching videos of eye creams that correct dark circles/bags and I finally got my hands on one! 🌿 Love this dark circle corrector from @dermelect
❤️ even after a week of applying it twice a day, I’ve noticed a huge difference in reducing darkness and tightening all around the eye. Yes please 🙏🏼🙌🏼 🌿 I’ve also really loved their revitalite brow lift highlight/definer & brow transformer crayon. Can’t go wrong with all these awesome products. 🌿 Click the link in bio to find the revitalize eyelid & dark circle corrector. And use code discount code - MKAUL20 to save 20% off at checkout 👌🏼 #dermelect #dermelecteyes #ad
Write a list of things that bring you joy.
Make a list of things (material and nonmaterial) that bring you joy. Sit down with a sheet of paper and think carefully, write down every little thing. It can be anything, write everything that comes to your mind. For example, a cup of earl grey, Bob Marley’s songs, mac and cheese, Indian films, tulips, new shoes, cherry jam, rustle of the autumn leaves in the forest, riding a bicycle, taking photographs of kittens, chatting with a friend on the telephone, drinking coffee with cinnamon in the mornings, playing the accordion, reading Osip Mandelstam, lying in the bath with fragrant foam, wearing cocktail dresses for no reason, popping the bubble paper, making origami, having candlelit dinners, growing cucumbers on your window, walking in the snowfall, listening to "La Traviata" by Verdi, meeting the sunrise sitting on your windowsill, preparing a salad with pickled herring, singing out loud while driving… This list was compiled by randomly picking words from the dictionary.
Make your own list of joys and think which points can be combined with watching the baby, which ones you can do during his\her sleep and which ones are best to do together with your partner. Try realizing the ideas from your list as often as possible. We have only one life so do not leave all the things that bring you joy for “special days”. " Lifehack for Moms " book
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На какие кружки отдавать ребёнка❓
Обсуждали мы с мужем недавно эту тему,он говорит ,что отдаст сына на ⚽️ ,а я считаю,что ребёнок должен сам выбрать ,что ему нравится и куда хочет ходить.☝️ А вы как считаете❓
Было ли у вас такое в детстве,что родители отдавали вас туда,куда вам не нравилось ходить?
Слава богу я решала сама куда хочу ходить.С первого класса я ходила на танцы💃 и гимнастику,потом маленько на волейбол и на вокал.Было даже как-то желание пойти на вольную борьбу,🤼♀️хорошо,что я передумала.
Ещё ,если ваш ребёнок никуда ходить не хочет,возможно стеснительный или по какой-то другой причине,то ему нужно помочь,понаблюдайте за тем,что вашему ребёнку нравится,возможно он часто танцует💃🏼,поёт,🎤дерётся,рисует🎨 и т.д
В этом случае ребёнку нужно помочь и показать разные кружки,тогда он для себя решит,что ему больше нравится.👍🏻 И не нужно навязывать ребёнку то,что вы сами хотели в детстве или то,куда ходили вы,иногда слышу такое,вот я ходил на борьбу и сына отдам ,Или ,девочка у меня на танцы пойдёт.
Это не правильно.✖️ Пусть ребёнок живет своей жизнью.
Всем хорошего дня 😘
I’ve chased and accomplished so many goals in my young life so far- becoming a pro dancer. A fitness professional. A business owner. I’ve travelled. I’ve conquered an eating disorder. I’ve ran a half marathon. I participated in the CrossFit open and kicked the shit out of the personal goals I set for myself. I’ve taken home trophies in the NPC. I’ve had my writing published. The list goes on....
NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, has come close to fulfilling me as much as creating a human equally as intense, complex, and weird as I am.
Having kids was an option I always wanted to leave open for myself. The idea helped give me determination to pull myself out of dark times in my life. It was a guiding light always keeping me on course when my tendencies for self-destruction started to rear their heads...
But it was never something I “dreamed of”. I was never the type of girl to fantasize about wedding dresses and baby names. The types of things that more so got my blood flowing have always been the idea of freedom... travel... lack of attachment, lack of boundaries...
And here I am. Held down by the biggest ball and chain I ever could have imagined, and yet fulfilled in ways I never knew possible.
In some ways, parenthood can make us lose ourselves. That is true. But it can also lead us to discover pieces of ourselves we never knew existed.
Looking at this little girl is like looking into a mirror image of myself. Through loving her, I further learn to love myself. Through having patience with her, it helps me to show more grace and patience towards myself. The things I want from other people, I’m learning that I must also extend to her... my mirror image. It’s a lesson in reciprocity that I never fully internalized to this extent before.
Thank you, my weird little mini. In learning all about you, I continue to learn so much more about me...
Love a good stripe shirt and this one soo comfortable! Better jump on it before it’s gone... www.reeceboutique.com
After having Jamie I struggled to balance the overwhelming sense of love and joy with the feeling that now, my only purpose in life was to care for this child.
I remember feeling so guilty that the idea of being “just a mom” wasn’t enough for me. People kill for this, yet I wanted even more.
When it came to motherhood, I had always talked about being a stay at home mom and raising my babies but now that I had one I was feeling like that was all I was now.
That if I wanted to pursue a degree, or a career, or another passion I would have to sacrifice raising my babies. I felt like my time for dreams were past because it was time to be a mom. But I wanted something more, something that I could call my own. Something I could be successful in, something that I could say “I did that, this is all mine, and I did it WHILE raising my kids”. Something that proved that I was more than “just” a mom. 👶🏻
However I knew that I always wanted to be the one home with my babies. I didn’t want to do daycare or anything like that because I truly loved being a SAHM and caring for my babies and I knew I was in a position that allowed me to do so.
So I set this feeling on the back burner and focused on being a mom when one day I read a blog post about a women who made a full time income as a stay at home mom by blogging and I knew this was the answer to everything i was searching for.
Blogging would allow me to still be that stay at home mom I wanted to be and give me the fulfillment of starting and running my own business at the same time.
So I started my blog and the rest in history. I built a business that allowed me to work in the margins of my life and still do the job I found most important, be a mom. A stay at home mom nonetheless.
So this is the face of true fulfillment. The face of a girl living her best, happiest life.
Don’t let guilt hold you back. You don’t have to sacrifice one part of your life to fulfill another! #bloggingmomma #livingmybestlife
Crying at how big and sweet my Zoe looks! We had a little scare with some dizzy episodes but we are thankful that it is just benign vertigo she will outgrow 💕
Real actual footage of a mom after hosting 12 FOUR year olds for a Dino Party. Muddy Buddy’s are my friend, and yes I will eat this whole bowl. 😂#notsorry
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*G I V E A W A Y*
are going to the Worlds of Enchantment show, the latest Disney on Ice production, at the #SpectrumCenter
, NC (on September 27, 2018 ~> 7 pm) and we are giving 1 lucky winner FOUR free tickets to the show as part of our Giveaway! Just follow the instructions below and you will be entered for a chance to enjoy this wonderful show!
1) Follow @jamiechaw
2) Follow @karthik_naga
3) Tag as many friends in the comments of this post as you can. The more tags the more entries you earn.
4) Include a short description in the comments as to why you would love to watch this show.
By entering, contestants agree to the following: - Winner is chosen randomly, without explanation.
- Contest ends 11 am EST on September 25
- Winner will be announced after 12 noon EST on September 25
are conducting 1 giveaway in total for this promotion.
- Transportation to and from the venue is NOT included. Any expenses incurred by the winner is purely the winner's responsibility.
- Winner must agree to pick up the winning tickets from the Spectrum Center Will-Call on September 27 at 6 pm to before the show starts.
- Winner agrees to attend the September 27, 2018 show at 7 pm
If you would like to purchase tickets to this show, please use the following link (click link in profile):
Stay tuned to our blog for reviews and pictures of the show (after September 27th): http://karmie080808.blogspot.com/
A new wall color and a $12 thrift store cabinet. This Middle Schooler's room has been transformed. #homeimprovement
Halloween is just around the corner and next week we are going to our first Mickeys Halloween Party🎃
Can you guess what we are dressing up as? Lol👻
A few days late cause, #momlife
😆 but as promised, my potty training tips are up on the blog now! The link is in my bio... I really hope this helps someone out!! I’m excited to see how Calvin does with it, once I can set aside the time. He’s only 16 months old but it seems like that’s not going to stop him 😆
“A guardar a guardar...” 🐭
está en plena etapa de descubrimiento de su entorno, va por toda la casa abriendo y cerrando cajones, sacando y guardando juguetes, investiga, se sorprende y mamá va detrás levantando todo el desorden y viendo que puede tocar y que no🙈
Estos días los pasamos juntando ropa de los roperos, acomodando zapatos y viendo donde se le ocurrió meter el juguete que estaría faltando. Agotador si, pero a armarse de paciencia porque con estas actividades estaríamos estimulándolos a desarrollar la coordinación y la manipulación de las manos, lo que sería la motricidad fina. Además saber qué los objetos están ahí, incluso cuando no se ven, promueve el pensamiento y las aptitudes lingüísticas.
Ya que nos estaría gustando mucho esta actividad, elegimos este juguetero de @mamainadeco
que además de ser divino 💕 es súper fácil de manipular por los chicos, es seguro y pueden trasladarlo a cualquier lugar de la casa sin dificultad.
Son súper cabedores y de tan lindos hasta te decoran el cuarto 🌸
Her lashes are so beautiful and long. This picture doesn’t do justice. ❤️
Getting ready for the full moon & the new energy it brings ✨