❤️ Dizem que os #terribletwos são lenda. Mas o Lucca me faz acreditar que eles existem de verdade. 😂 E as crises no comportamento aparecem nas piores horas possíveis!
Neste fim de semana, eu aceitei que existem situações que definitivamente um toddler não vai suportar. E eu tenho que me render. 🤷♀️ Quem conhece o meu dia-a-dia, sabe que vou a todos os lugares com meus filhos e faço tudo com eles! Desde banco, mercado à unha! 😂 Mas existem situações a gente tem que escolher: ou conta com uma rede de apoio ou não faz. Sozinha não dá. Não dá porque é cansativo pra criança, não dá porque é estressante pra você, não dá porque quem não está calçando as suas sandálias não vai entender.
Sim, quando se trata de crianças de 2 ou 3 anos, é melhor ficar na zona de conforto e rotina. É uma fase e como tudo na vida, uma dia vai passar... 🙏 #toddler#toddlerboy#terriveisdoisanos#maedemenino#maternidade#maternidadereal#motherhood#momlife#vidademae#orlando#florida#luccabear#bloggermom#instamom
When you actually have time to get ready for church 🙌 this kid on the other hand, a little more difficult as he tries to undress himself on our way out the door, hence the missing sock! I’ve got a feeling I’m going to have my hands full the older this kid gets 🙈 #thatbutlerlife
Mom fail. On Saturday, Chris and I took Ollie down to the Christmas Market at the Distillery, but we forgot to look at the weather before leaving home. When we got there, we realized that Ollie was severely underdressed, wearing just a fleece coat. We stayed long enough to take a few pictures by the tree before hurrying back to the warmth of our home. I have to say though, I’m grateful we learned our lesson on a windy fall day than on a freezing winter day.
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I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is. #bluesteel
Who else’s life has been twisted and turned upside down by the last 2 years?
For me personally, I have had my marriage tested, gone through a plumbing nightmare, took a pay cut, had my husband diagnosed with Chron’s, TWO hospital stays (husband not me), forced to move out of our home of 5 years, took on a new position (not a promotion), had someone make my work life a living hell, worsening anxiety and the return of my depression.
BUT I have also learned how strong of a marriage I really have, how strong I am, and what an amazing fortunate life I have
The tornado hasn’t passed but I continue to push forward. Keep pushing forward. Lean on others when you need to. It will get better. It always does.
#2018 #2017 #crazyyear#mom#momlife#mommy#mommylife#motherhood#parenting#depression#anxiety#stress#inspiration#encouragement#encouraging#inspiring#momblog#lifeishard
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Assalamualaikum Ayah Bunda, Al-Quran mengandung cerita-cerita yang menarik, penuh petualangan, pelajaran, hikmah dan doa, yang memperlihatkan cinta Allah untuk kita sebagai hamba-Nya yang beriman. "The Quran Stories for Little Hearts" series menghadirkan cara yang mudah bagi anak-anak untuk memahami, mempelajari, dan menikmati cerita-cerita dalam Al-Quran. Kisah tentang Nabi Yaqub AS dan putranya Nabi Yusuf AS beserta saudaranya. Cerita ini mengisahkan bagaimana Allah menolong orang yang tabah dan tetap mengikuti JalanNya. Ditulis dalam bahasa inggris untuk melatih kemampuan bahasa anak sejak dini dan disajikan menggunakan ilustrasi yang menarik perhatian bagi anak-anak sehingga dapat digunakan baik di rumah ataupun di kelas. Dengan harga Rp 35.000 Ayah Bunda bisa mendapatkan buku yang murah, berkualitas dan full color untuk merangsang minat baca si kecil. Ready stock, pesan sekarang sebelum keabisan.. #bukuimporanak#bukuimpor#goodwordsbook#readabook#importbook#jualbuku#bukuedukasi#pendidikananak#motherhood#bukubacaan#belajarsambilbermain#caribukuanak#bukuanakcerdas#bukuanak#bukuislamanak#bukuislamanakimport
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Seriously though, is anyone reading this?! Reach out to me! Message me and let me know. New post is up, link is in my bio.
I've been struggling for a while with balancing motherhood with work. Or more... I felt guilty that I wanted to work more. I was either taking care of Caleb, working while he was sleeping, or taking care of our house (usually while taking care of Caleb). I wanted to work more, and wanted more time to myself... but I felt too guilty asking anyone else to take him. It sounds silly typing it out now, but before I really thought it through, it was a story that felt very real... and lead me to a lot of guilt any time I wanted to get away, or didn't have the patience or energy I needed for him.
Now that I work part time, I have a few afternoons off a week... to prep for school, to work on TPT, or to just do something for me. I even hired a little "mother helper" to help out on Sunday mornings. It has made so so much difference! Because I actually acknowledged it, and made some changes, I was so so happy just to go out on a mama Caleb date this weekend. I guess it's just an ongoing learning process... Can you relate?
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H+4 setelah sc keluar asinya dikit banget. Sekarang sekali pumping segini. Diatas 250ml 😂 Padahal pake pompa manual dan ga bener-bener niat pumping. Cuma sekedar menghindari asi merembes aja, lagian Ataya kuat banget nyusu langsung. Ga sia-sia jaga asupan makan dan bela-belain rutin minum jamu pare. Thanks god ☺️ #motherhood#breastfeeding#breastmilk#asi#asibooster
This sweet cutie pa-toutie is f i v e! I can’t believe it! And what a wonderful five years it has been! Ethan is smart, caring, strong, and empathetic. What he wants to be when he grows up changes constantly based on the needs those around him. We may have to tell him to buckle his seatbelt 5 billion times, but I couldn’t imagine our life without him and his infectious smile! HBD, Ethan!
Love this boy with all that I am. He’s pushing boundaries and exploring his world and I love watching him learn constantly. His favorite hobbies include eating, finding ways to move the gate so he can go up the stairs, spilling the dogs water bowl (especially when it’s full), bathtime, being tickled, getting into anything he isn’t supposed to.
I’m reading a great parenting book called “The a Whole Brain Child” and it has been so eye opening and a great tool to help me know how I want to parent and why. He can really challenge me some days and I want to respond in ways that are reasonable and helpful and not just react.
I love him so much and I am so thankful for him and for all of the lessons he’s giving me- even the tough ones.
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The afternoon pick me up snack I swear by are Superorbs! Not only nutritious & made with premium organic wholefoods, but totally delicious mildly sweetened with prebiotic, raw dark agave nectar. The perfect snack size too for when you’re on the go! With it’s scrumptious truffle-like texture, it’s the ultimate healthy lifestyle snack! Get some #superorbs in your life - available from Priceline! 😋🙌 @pricelineau#superorbs#healthylifestyle#superfood#vegan#ad
You don’t have to be or do anything that isn’t bringing you peace. You don’t have to sacrifice your mental health to be physically healthy. You don’t have to do things that make you miserable now in the hopes that doing it will make you happy in the future. You can be happy and have peace now. You don’t have to compare yourself to others. It’s okay. Give yourself a break. You are enough. You are loved.
“The wild nature has a vast integrity to it.” - Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves.
Recently, both @tenilledawn and I have started reading this book, which explores the concept of the wild woman inside of all of us - our instinctual nature. In exploring this topic and reflecting on my own culturally bound expressions of womanhood, I’ve struggled with where motherhood fits in this shedding of restrictive feminine expectations. This quote stopped me in my tracks. The wild nature isn’t without responsibility, it is responsible. It acts in ways that are in tune with oneself and all others recognizing that we are all bound. Connected. That getting in touch with our true intuitive nature means that we can live with integrity in relation to the world around us and those we love, drawing us closer in connection. Embracing our creative pulls means we can feel more at peace with our daily existence. So in this shoot, walking barefoot through the woods, embracing her sexuality, dancing with creativity, she’s shed the singular mould of motherhood and embraced her complexities. This shoot was about more than looking pretty in the trees. Though she does that too.
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When your son turns 9! This kids got spunk! He’s always laughing, super light hearted boy. Doesn’t take anything serious, ever. He’s absolutely hilarious! 💙👦🏻
He loves to dance and very musically inclined. He is just pretty naturally talented in all he does between sports, dancing, beat boxing, ect. FUN is his middle name. 🥳🏃🏻♂️
I love being his mom, he’s a stud and life is always a party with him. 🎈 🎉
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Very rare picture of our cat Noah and the baby together. He was actually around her because she was sleeping otherwise he would have ran away scared because her fussing. Two sleeping babies just one happens to be furry🐈
A Prayer for Wanting Good Things:
Dear Lord, there are things we do not yet have that we want. Good things we believe. Health, happiness, thriving for ourselves and the people we love. We come to you with open hands and hold them up for you to see. We ask for them with boldness because you tell us you want to hear what we want. Lord help us to be honest in our desires, not trying to hide them from you. Remind us that you already know our hopes before we utter them.
Lord help us in the waiting. After we come to you we must sit in the unknown. We do not know how and if you will answer in a way that we can hear. We need the fruit of your spirit in this process. Your patience. Your goodness. Your self-control. We recognize we are not wired on our own to wait with grace. We look further to you for support as we do.
Finally Lord help us to trust you with the result of our requests. We know our prayers are not your to-do list. We believe you hold time in your hands and understand the nuances of our lives in ways we cannot. And yet it can still be difficult to grasp, "thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." We must release what we want just as we say what we want. Trusting your goodness no matter the results and the circumstances. Lord help us as we trust you with every step.
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The Open Door Sisterhood's social media feed is a welcome mat. Here on Instagram we are saying "welcome into a space that is for you." If you are not sure if you belong, let us reassure you that you do.
Have you found encouragement here? A few words of hope sprinkled in your week? Then please share us with some friends. Tag a sister or ten and let them know this is a place for them.
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"There's no place like home." Dorothy said it all of those years ago. It's true no matter the home you grew up in. Good or bad, there's no place like it. Now most of us are in charge of our "homes" and setting the stage for what happens in them. We may be asking how do I create a sense of home for the people who live with me?
What makes a place feel like home to you? Is it the location? The people? The way you feel? The way you're welcomed? We'd love to know the essential components of "home".
If you're in need of a little listening as you consider, head over to the podcast and listen to episode #85, How to Create Home Wherever You Are.
It’s officially our Thanksgiving break over here and we’re real excited about it! Can’t you tell?! We’re gonna do a whole lot of relaxing, family time and decking the halls 💃🏼🙌🏼 || I asked Ber what she wanted to wear for Thanksgiving dinner and her response was, “hmmm, I don’t know, maybe my belly shirt and short shorts.” 😜🤦🏼♀️ My mom always said as kids that we used to pick out the most outrageous outfits for holiday get togethers and it looks like Ber is no exception. Should be an eventful dinner as per usual. 😬😂 #beritsays#nothappening
20 Weeks Pregnant 💕
Boy, the second trimester has not been much easier than the first trimester so far butttttt we have officially made it half way 🎉
Thank you again to everyone for reaching out and for all of your prayers! I appreciate it so much! Aria and I made it home from California Wednesday morning after our overnight flight. I spent Wednesday and Friday in the hospital getting checked out and getting an in-depth ultra sound done.
Thankfully the baby is doing great! Seems like the problems I’ve been having is due to my placenta being very close to my cervix. This is something that should hopefully resolve over time by itself but they’ll be monitoring me to make sure.
For now I’ll be on a modified best rest and taking it as easy as possible. Would love continued prayers 💗
First time mom. First time dad. First time parents. cc: @justinmjackson_@thejackson_twins
Today our twin boys turned one month. Gosh, how time flies. I must say being first time parents to #twins ISN’T easy. Parenthood alone is an adjustment and then on top that you’re adjusting your life around TWO little humans. Here’s a few things I’ve learned from the jump— .
1. Everyday is a LEARNING PROCESS. When it comes to parenting, there is always something to learn each and every day. You’ll make mistakes and you’ll forget things. What worked yesterday may not work today and with twins, what works for one twin may not work for the other. Be patience and flexible and understand that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. You’ll constantly evolve, learn, and grow.
2. Communication is ESSENTIAL. It’s so important that my hubby and I communicate to each other when we’re tired, need a break, or need help. Our spouses weren’t mind readers before becoming parents and they aren’t afterwards. Don’t allow yourself to feel like you’re carrying it all on your shoulders. Be sure to communicate what you need 🗣
3. Make time for EACH OTHER. Adjusting to a newborn, two at that, can be stressful. Therefore, it’s so vital that my husband and I make time for each other to do the things we enjoy. Since our babies are only a month old, we don’t feel comfortable leaving them alone with anyone just yet so our special time involves “movies & chill”, in-home dinner dates, etc.
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