Thanksgiving Dinner Movements! This was seriously hilarious to see 2 year olds pretending to be delicious food. They were moving and giggling! I hope at Thanksgiving they see these foods and they start doing the dances! 😂 Here are the movements we did: - plump up like a dinner roll
- Roll like pie crust dough
- Sizzle like warm apple pie
- Shuffle it like stuffing
- Swish like apple cider
- Twirl like whipped cream
- Jiggle like cranberry sauce - Shake like cinnamon - Twist like mashed potatoes
- Sizzle like sweet potatoes
- Flap your wings like a turkey - Sway like a corn stalk
What is something easy you can do to help your child learn, grow, and be successful? Get them moving! I’ve teamed up with a fantastic group of ladies, and we are going to share ideas to get kids moving and learning! Join us every Tuesday as we post new ideas, and follow our hashtag #letsmoveandlearn
to be inspired! Join in the fun - tag your gross motor learning activities! Meet the rest of the team:
My Walmart crew 💙 rocking their OSU hoodies.... dad’s favorite ;)
Advice can be sometimes over-rated. It also can be so much easier to dish out then to actually follow, especially when you are a stepmom. Isn't always the best when you have non stepmoms give you advice about how to handle something. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In our article today we have Anna de Acosta speak to this in such a great way. It is a worth the read! Link is in the bio! She also offers a free workborok “Speak-up or Shut-up: A stepmom’s guide to to control the uncontrollable”, available on her website www.annadeacosta.com. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’m not sure about you but all I want to be doing is sitting by a fire, in my pj’s because it’s all kinds of brrrrr right now! ❄️ which pjs do you like best berry stripe or the clementine print?! ❤️🍊
Also struggling with the lack of daylight it’s really hard to take a decent photo 🤷🏻♀️
Anyyyyyways enough of my first world problems 😂🤦🏻♀️ and rants, link in bio to shop and get cosy loves. Happy Tuesday loves 😘 photo via @sleepydoe_bath
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💙7 months old💙
Favourite foods: Homemade carrots & coriander soup, porridge, strawberries & sweet potato.
Gets cross if you’re eating & he’s not or if you don’t feed him fast enough 🙈
Loves to be cuddled to sleep but once asleep, wants his own space.
Loves playing with his big brother and thinks he’s the funniest person ever ☺️
Loves nursery rhymes & gives the biggest smiles whenever he hears them.
Loves being out and about.
Has the cutest giggle, cheekiest eyes & munchable cheeks.
Love you my littlest babe xx
I hate winter. I said it. I’m not even sorry about it. But these kids haven’t decided winter sucks, yet, so here we are. Playing in the snow. Again. Because as much as I hate it, I love seeing them happy. So every day, I stuff them into all their winter gear, bundle myself as much as humanly possible, and wish I had a travel mug that worked well with mittens.
Mommy’s little peanut 🥜 Wearing her big brother’s onesie from when he was a baby 💕
Give The Giant Color Morph Ball a squeeze and squish and have all your stress melt away!
Best swimming session yet!! I really hope he has turned a corner and will enjoy swimming seeing as I am sacrificing the warmth of the sofa once a week for it in this bitter weather 😅
Snow sessions are quite possibly the most magical. ❄️🌟
Happy Tuesday 💕
I woke up this morning with a FIRE in my soul...you see I set a goal at the beginning of the month that I would pay for the kids’ Christmas 🎄 with my side gig money!
I verbalized that goal not only on social media in front of all of you, but also to everyone I know. Not even going to lie, when I told my husband my insides CRINGED! .
I knew I could do it, but there was still that lingering self-doubt that I wasn’t good enough and that this was UNATTAINABLE . I mean in my last 2 companies I never made enough to cover Christmas, so what’s different this time 🤷🏻♀️??? .
The short answer...ME! It’s me that’s different. I have equipped myself with the knowledge and fight to do it this time around. I’ve upped my game on Servant Leadership, Professional Growth, and show up 💯 % everyday!!! And I have the 🔥 in my soul to make it happen.
This is by no means gloating, but I’ve made enough to pay for 1/2 of my GOAL for Christmas💕. And I have 5 MORE WEEKS to finish the other 1/2....TOTALLY DOABLE👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
You see, no matter your goal whether it’s to pay for Christmas, make ends meet, get healthy, lose weight, or just be a better person....you CAN make it happen!!! As long as you put in the work and are excited to get out of 🛏 in the morning...it WILL happen! .
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Posing with his new best friend 🐴🐎
Not very often I get George smiling, so mid-yawn will have to do 😂
About to enjoy a calm morning before the girls are up! Coffee is currently brewing and I’m about to get inspired on all holiday entertaining, decorating and recipes from this @real_simple
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Before I had Matthew I worked in Interior Design, it’s a passion of mine and something I’ve always loved. As a little girl I would spend so much of my time rearranging and organizing my room! I’ve been thinking about nursery’s and playrooms long before I was pregnant and am so proud of this playful space for our son. We are in the process of finishing our basement and the playroom will eventually be down there, and that’s when I’ll be able to add something more permanent like paint or wallpaper🤗 For now it’s upstairs next to Matthew’s room!
The misleading nature of a picture! Today this little one has been a handful, either really well behaved helping loading the washing machine or folding her arms and sulking big time! Yet in this picture she's all like butter wouldn't melt. Thank the lord she's having a nap right now and I'm catching up on some 90 Day Finance. Yes, I know what you're thinking this gal has some fab taste in tv programmes! #everydaymoments
As I come in from the cold and SNOW, I wanted to share this little ray of sunshine with you!!! Isn’t she just the cutest? She’s wearing our Vintage lace bow 💓. Guys, things have been a little quiet over here because as I said in October, I had to put a little more focus on my “other” job - music. I had an audition a few weeks ago and was successful! I’ll do another post about what that means but for now just know that I’m still here, the shop is still open, and I’ve got some really fun things in the works. NEXT UP: 5 new gorgeous velvet colours! Stay tuned and thanks for following along this journey of mine! 😘 😘 And thank you to this gorgeous baby’s mama for the photos! 📸: @kalswags
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This smile. This baby. 1000% perfection.
It’s this guys birthday today! Happiest 30th Birthday to our favorite Daddy and goat feeder! We hope you have the best day today!
I know it looks like we’ve spent the last several pictures in bed but that’s when I have my phone out the most. AND I know it also looks like Chloe moved out but she’s always the last to wake up (morning & when she does nap) also she is sometimes in the mood for pictures & sometimes she’s not (when did she grow up so much 😭😭) Both our girls are sick so wish us luck during this BUSY week
I'm getting right into it: hot nannies. ⠀
Most people think that hiring an attractive nanny invites temptation into the home. I say, hire the best fit for your children and family! Are they qualified? Hire them. Are they kind and compassionate? Hire them. Do they uphold your family values and ideals for #childcare
Giving myself a double high five this morning. Why? I’ll tell ya 👇🏼 I woke up with my 4:15 alarm and decided to snooze back for 10 more minutes. Well when I reached over to turn off my “second” alarm it was 6:04. 🤦🏻♀️. Hello body needing sleep.
Instead of being flustered that I was going to miss my workout and start my day off kilter.. I popped out of bed, changed and chugged my magic juice and pressed play 20 minutes later. So why does that deserve a double high five? Because if I was working out at a gym and woke up that late I would have missed my workout. I would have been off kilter all day. I wouldn’t have had time to drive to the gym, workout, drive back home and then get ready for work. Not even mentioning that I would have had to drag my kid out of bed at the crack of dawn or dropped him off at my moms or waited until after work and put him in gym daycare after being in daycare allllll day.
I don’t know about you but that is NOT winning my morning. That is not what has tangibly grown me as a mom and a person the last year.
I’ll never regret ditching the gym for my library of home workouts and my sisterhood of accountability and empowerment.
So heck yeah I’m double high-fiving that today! ✌🏼🖤✨
I got a story for y’all about this purse 👜 😂 One day, we were at Ross looking around. Venice sees the whole purse section and is spending the majority of the time begging me to buy her a purse. I start telling her that a little girl doesn’t need a purse. Only mommy needs a purse blah blah blah. So 30 minutes later she’s still not over it. Eventually I give in and say ok let’s go look 👀 So she picks one out ($10) & I’m like alright, we’ll get it. Then I start lecturing my 3 yr old talkin about 🗣IT TAKES A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY HAVING A PURSE, VENICE! You cannnnnnot just “HAVE A PURSE” this is a big deal! You need to keep all your money and important things in your purse and you can never ever leave it anywhere bc someone will steal it. YOU need to hold it wherever you go and never complain and you have to take care of it !! Your purse=your responsibility!! •
Now I don’t have many mom wins, but I must say THIS IS A MOM WIN. 🙌🏽Teaching her all about responsibility, plus she looks cute AND she’s totally keeping up with the expectation! I’m actually kind of proud of her 😅 maybe Venice needs to do a “what’s in my purse” story! 🤣•
You guys have any non-traditional teaching moments? Share !
Over the years, we have curated a great selection of Thanksgiving Books - I asked the kids to pick their favorites; their choices are excellent!
(Ethan’s Pick) The Night Before Thanksgiving: We’re fans of the classic “The Night Before Christmas” so my kiddos enjoy this rhythmic picture book too.
(Iyla’s Pick) Balloons Over Broadway: This is a MUST Read for dreamers, creative kids, and history buffs! With brilliant illustrations, this book tells the (true!) story of Puppeteer Tony Sarg, the genius designer who created the trademark balloons for the infamous Macy’s Parade. LOVE this one!
(Vivian’s Pick) Thank You Sarah- the woman who saved Thanksgiving: This story has a playful tone and lovely illustrations but is truly a historical book about the power of using your voice. A great read for women’s history month too! 💛
It’s gotten cold so suddenly out there. It’s not yet solstice but fall is definitely gone. 🍂⛄️
❤POR LOS NIÑOS❤
Feliz día internacional del Niño a todos y cada uno de los peques que hay en el planeta. Ojalá todos estén protegidos, alimentados, educados y amados.
Vosotros sois nuestro futuro!
Feeling extremely blessed today.⠀
Mama, you never gave up.⠀
Mama, you always kept searching for answers.⠀
Mama, you always believed in me.⠀
Mama, your gifts have changed my life and so many others.⠀
Mama, you mean the world to me.⠀
My old cubby, gosh this brings back memories. So surreal again to see these two in there 💙💙