What a terrific group of parents ❤️
We are always blown away by the eagerness of parents that attend our classes. They just want to soak up every morsel of information! •
But what we love EVEN MORE is how much they contribute to class. Real parents sharing real stories, real strategies, real emotions and real support! This crazy journey called parenthood is not an easy one ... but it sure is rewarding 💝
Huge shout out to the team at @shopplumhd @shop.babyplum
for opening up your space to allow us this opportunity to connect, educate and empower these parents. We couldn’t do it without your support, and these expectant and new parents journey into parenthood will be made that much better by having the resources and support that your team provide. So much love and respect to you for being part of that journey in your community💗
This picture brings me joy. Why, you may ask? Because moments before I took this picture I had just been looking at some amazing Insta-moms...their braided pies...and I was thinking ‘Wow, some of these ladies can do everything.’ Then I got up to go put my Daiya cheesecake in the freezer and PLOP! Right onto the floor. The box was shut, this was no easy task. I thought ‘Hey, if those amazing talented women can share their achievements, well then I surely need to share mine.’ 😉
I had a good laugh. In all honesty whether you are killing it with 5 kids and have baking skills better then Costco or you are like me juggling life around with only one kid and dropping my store bought dessert on the ground... you are still a queen! Even if you have no kids and are being amazing at being single you are the bomb! What ever skill or life some one else may have that you don’t be super happy for them and super happy that you are you! You are special girl! You are worth it all! We are in this together! So let’s just chuck our dessert on the floor together!... just kidding I love food and we shouldn’t do that...maybe.. Happy Monday! -
Let me know in the comments below what’s one of your strengths are?
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#mynameismama #dailyparenting #mamabear
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🦖 My big boy and hubby are having a boys day out together while this squishy little dinosaur and I went to the city! 🦕 #boymom
"Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
If you have small children, sometimes you long for some privacy and silence. Getting it once in a while is essential for any woman's sanity. 🤪
But it sure does feel good to be irreplaceable. Soon enough they will want their independence.
With milk on tap the snuggles never end. •This baby boy is different than his older brother. He sleeps in bed with us every night because he needs that comfort and warmth. We don’t get hours of connection during the day when I have a toddler to raise as well. Night gives us one on one time and we both need it. Attachment style parenting has worked so well for us this far, and I’m taking it even farther with bed sharing. “Just a while longer, mama, I need you right now.” 💙
Did you see all the snow that is coming down tonight? Hope you are all cozy up inside in your PJs sipping some hot chocolate. Who is already using their Christmas PJs? 🙋🏻♀️
💙💕 Thankful Thursday 💕💙
What are you thankful for today?
All the pretty colours!!✨ These clips will be available at the Sneak Peak. Drop into @seedsflowershop
this Saturday to shop tons of awesome gifts for Christmas!
My wonderful husband works endlessly for our family. We have big, serious goals for the next 6 months he will make sure they happen! I’m so proud of him 😘 #welderswife
Our host for tomorrow's take over is Renee Groenland, owner of @strellewellness
Renee is a mama to two littles (a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy) and a wife. —————————————————————
She has always had a passion for health and wellness, but the changes her body went through during pregnancy and postpartum changed her whole world. She felt under prepared, misinformed, vulnerable and alone in her postpartum healing process. Trying to return to her usual physical activity was much harder than she had anticipated and felt there was a lack of support and understanding from so many of the trainers out there. You can't just 80 day obsess to get your body back to feeling OK again. So Renee started Strelle, a women's empowerment company, helping women feel strong, confident and ready to take on the world.
Renee is a pre and post natal certified personal trainer, massage therapist and safer beauty advocate. She wants you to feel your best and be able to handle all that the littles will throw at you.
Follow along tomorrow to live a day in the life of Renee!
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I really do love winter, other than the outdoor activities. I love fireplaces, cuddled up with tea, Christmas AND the food that comes with it.
Soup is one of my favourite meals and it doesn't have the same feeling to eat it in the summer. Now that the girls are back in sports and our weeknights are just pure insanity I can't get enough soup recipes in my instant pot!!! They are so quick to make, packed with veggies and paired with a good old fashioned grilled cheese everyone is happy! It makes me feel like a half decent mom to feed them well AND it's efficient. Win win in my books.
Have you got a favourite instant pot recipe? I wanna hear all about it!!!!
It's World Kindness Day! Be kind to one another, but most importantly, be kind to yourself!
How will you be kind today?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Tag 3 friends + give them compliments
2. Open the door for someone, anyone!
3. Ordering something in drive-thru? Pay for the person behind you!
4. Treat yourself!
5. Be polite on the road
#worldkindnessday2018 #bekindtooneanother #lifemotto #randomactsofkindness #bekindtoyourself
THE LONELY MAMA
Motherhood can be really lonely sometimes. It can feel overwhelming to look at the week ahead and wonder how you will keep busy with the kids all those days. The days can feel long when your partner is away at work.
Sometimes I think what we want more than help, is just company. Yet sometimes even organizing play dates or finding mom friends feels like too much.
Push yourself mama! Try to have two or three planned activities during the week. Regardless how simple they may be.....getting groceries, checking out the library, meeting a friend for coffee, whatever it is, something to force you out of the house. You will likely find that it helps lift your spirit.
#lonelymom #buildyourvillage #yycmoms #yegmoms #momsofyyc #pushyourself #yougotthismama #albertamoms #youarenotalone #villagetherapy #momsgroups #momfriends #momfriends
Buck down. 🦌 McCreas tagged out. 🦌
Dear Grumpy Mama,
It's totally OK for you to be grumpy sometimes,
To have bad days + to struggle.
Because if it weren't for these days,
We wouldn't know what good days felt like.
Dear Depressed Mama,
Just like rainy days, this is only temporary
The sun will come shining soon, I promise.
Dear Anxious Mama,
Anxiety isn't a weakness.
Living with anxiety, turning up + doing stuff with anxiety,
Takes a strength most will never know.
Dear Tired Mama,
Don't worry about getting things done,
Instead get some rest when you can.
Your health is more important
Than doing things that will always be there.
You don't have to take this day all at once, but rather...
One moment at a time. —————————————————————
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
+ YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
#motherhood #motherhoodunited #rawmotherhood #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #momlife #yycmoms #yycmom #yegmoms #yegmom #canadianmoms #albertamoms #yeg #yyc #alberta #calgary #edmonton #canada
Wavy hair & no makeup all curled up with my main babe. 💙 #mamalife
I finally feel like myself again. This rock fits! 💍
My wonderful husband bought this when I was 19. Every time I look at it I think about the strength and love in our relationship. He truly is my rock. 💕 #marriedlife
A HARD SEASON
So many of the women I work with share that they feel like they aren’t doing enough or can’t keep up or feel like they are failing in some area of their life. This season of life, with young kids, is really hard! You aren’t doing it wrong, it really is just this tough!
Between keeping the house in order, laundry done (let’s not even talk about getting it folded and put away), getting the groceries, preparing meals, making lunches, drop offs, picks ups, weekend or evening activities, finding time for yourself, finding time for your spouse, working, attending appointments, taking your kids to their appointments, booking said appointments, planning a vacation, realizing vacations with kids aren’t as relaxing as they used to be, calling your friend back.....the list goes on and on and on.
So, dear mama who feels like she isn’t ever enough or hardly ever knocks one out of the park, you are enough. You aren’t doing it wrong, this season is just really hard!
#bekindtoyourself #hardseason #lifewithkids #momlife #youareenough #yycmoms #yegmoms #albertamoms #momstruggles #yougotthismama #yyctherapy #villagetherapy
"You will never "fully" have your shit together so... What are you waiting for? Take risks. Say yes. Figure it out but don't wait — do it now. 🙌 [📷: @theeverygirl_