So many people ask 'what are you going to do now? Are you going back too work or what?' .
I am at work, every day, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Today's society puts so much pressure on mums to be more then just a mum!! .
Like bish please, being a mum is one of the hardest jobs out, we run off fuck all sleep, wear ugly ass mum clothes and are always looking after everyone else then ourselves!
Being a stay at home mum needs to be valued more, appreciated more and taken seriously as a job! .
So next time you see a mama slaying away doing her mum life thang , don't ask if she's going back to work or what she gone do with her life? SHE'S DOING IT!
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Such an easy dress to wear on a hot summers day, blocking 98% UV rays ☀️ Classic Navy with a pop of coral 🌺
Don't forget we have 15% OFF and FREE shipping until 11 pm Thursday 13th December. Use code: HOLIDAY at checkout 🏖️ lissyclothing.com
Are you ready for Christmas? Lucky for me, I’ve got help from Santa’s elf. 😂 To keep the baby safe (or rather, to keep the decor safe 🙊) we decided to put the tree on the coffee table this year. Do you have a baby-proof decor hack?
Elf is seen here clad in our Demmi dress and blouse set, last piece available in size 12m.
Rural living.. we wouldn’t have it any other way.
This time last year when our kid actually enjoyed the water 😅 Santa awkwardly brought a body board a little while back to put away, not realising she would lose her shit in the water over the coming months 😬😑 Merry Christmas, here's something we all gonna hate 😂🌊
Well Singapore you were absolutely marvellous! My small town babies loved your high rise buildings, multi story car parks and the mrt! But the best part of making memories with all our special people! Thank you for making our time so special!
Little guy was super interested in our friends brand new bub in the weekend so I’ve got out the dolls for him today. We even had cute little outfits to dress them in, but I think I’ll enjoy that not him😂 He’s always loved looking at pictures of other baby’s in books📚
NZ friends - order your prints by Friday to ensure Christmas readiness! 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 www.raewynpope.com. Bonus: take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on all NZ orders over $55 📧📬
WIN our Baby Jogger City Tour 🚀 Click the Link in our Bio to enter today’s Christmas Facebook Giveaway, and you could be walking away with our City Tour 🎁 📷: @leeannebenjamin
🤜🏼 F R A C T U R E S 🤛🏼 We need to clear something up......a fracture and a break are the SAME thing 🙀 often people get a wee bit confused and think when they are diagnosed with a fracture, it is not as serious as a ‘break’. But it is, it’s exactly the same.
Types of fractures include transverse, compound, comminuted, oblique and transverse just to name a few.
So remember fracture = break 👍🏻
One year ago.... Your first year, I still cant believe you are ours. You made me a mum and what a gift that has been. I have been challenged in this journey of motherhood like I never expected, some days/nights were long, hard and exhausting yet those are some of my most cherished memories, the comfort of just wanting your mum.
You have grown into a cheeky, fun loving, one of a kind one year old who lights up our world like you wouldnt believe. You have taught us so much already and we can not wait to grow, learn and continue to make incredible memories with you, for you are our everything.
Happy FIRST birthday Baby - You are so so loved. XxX
DAY 8! Get 30% off Love Tea breastfeeding tea. No code needed today only $10.50. Grab some for breastfeeding mums Christmas stocking or it makes a great little extra for a baby shower present. Available online now!
If we can raise H to be half the man his Dad is, he will be an asset to this world. To be confident in sharing his emotions, to respect all humans regardless of race, religion or sex, to be kind and compassionate, to be unafraid stand up for himself and for others and ultimately to show everyone he meets love. Boys should not just “be boys” but instead be accountable and conduct themselves with grace.
On the eleventh day of Christmas...$5 off HELLO!
HELLO! is a beautiful board book that tells the story of the special bond between baby and mum. Filled with beautiful words and black & white illustrations for bubs to look at while enjoying some tummy time. And check out that amazing gold foil detail ( Swipe for pics). The perfect Christmas gift for your brand new babe.
Available on our website for $29.50 until midnight Tuesday.
Click the link in our bio to shop and be sure to tag any Mummas below who need to know about this great special.
I would often think, “How are you gonna act like a cactus but expect everyone to want to hug you?!?!” #HowSway
But, as I am growing, I am also beginning to understand others more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not rushing “open arms” to embrace a cactus🌵, but I’m also not as quick to run away from them either. @my_mod_life #MommysOpenDiary
We all want love, it is just easier for some to express it.
"I often hear people say “that child is always looking for attention” or “that person always has to be the centre of attention.” But..... People aren’t seeking attention. They are seeking attachment
Children who do not feel seen or heard sometimes learn to scream loudly, not for attention, but for attachment, connection, that’s what we all want. It’s what we all need."
All humans need Attachment and connection to thrive !
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How well do you know your Insurance? 🤔
Will your insurance cover protect you and your family if something was to happen? 🤔
I know its a topic we don't like to talk about and when you are struggling with day to day costs its hard to pay for something like insurance that you may never use BUT what if you did need it?
Ask yourself this, Could you afford to not have it?
I know we couldn't, with a mortgage, young family, a few too many debts than we would like we need to know we are protected.
Did you know you can pay your Life & TPD through super? And if you feel like you couldn't afford Income Protection but know you need it you can pay for a portion inside of super reducing your out of pocket costs (just remember you can't claim the inside portion at tax time)
And if you are a stay at home mum yes you can still get Life TPD and Trauma cover Home duties are VERY important! If you have any questions please send them to me happy to chat further about these topics!
"When our kids or teens are in high emotion, their words might sound anxious, angry, inconsolable, jealous, defiant. As messy as the words might be, they have a good reason for being there. Big feelings surge as a way to influence the environment to meet a need. Of course, sometimes the fallout from this can be nuclear. .
Wherever there is a big emotion, there will always be an important need behind it - safety, comfort, attention, food, rest, connection. The need will always be valid, even if the way they’re going about meeting it is a little rough. As with so many difficult parenting moments, there will be gold in the middle of the mess if we know where to look. .
There will be times for shaping the behaviour into a healthier response, but in the middle of a big feeling is not one of those times. Big feelings are NOT a sign of dysfunction, bad kids or bad parenting. They are a part of being human, and they bring rich opportunities for wisdom, learning and growth. .
Parenting isn’t about stopping the emotional storms, but about moving through the storm and reaching the other side in a way that preserves the opportunity for our kids and teens to learn and grow from the experience - and they will always learn best from experience. .
To calm a big feeling, name what you see, ‘I can see you’re disappointed. I know how much you wanted that’, or, ‘I can see this feels big for you,’ or, ‘You’re angry at me about .. aren’t you. I understand that. I would be mad too if I had to […],’ or ‘It sounds like today has been a really hard day.’ .
When we connect with the emotion, we help soothe the nervous system. The emotion has done its job, found support, and can start to ease. .
When they ‘let go’ they’re letting us in on their deepest and most honest emotional selves. We don’t need to change that. What we need to do is meet them where they and gently guide them from there. When they feel seen and understood, their trust in us and their connection to us will deepen, opening the way for our influence."
Beautiful words and image by Karen Young of @hey_sigmund
- thank you for summing it up so brilliantly. 💕
The sweetest little feet! Made from New Zealand leather and fully lined with wool. #babyslippers
An midnight treat, popcorns good to eat 🍿
I think it’s time to start watching some good old Xmas movies soon. #henryourelf
Health update - I feel of the wagon big time with packing a house, moving and haven’t really got back into it. 2 weeks deep I have lost 700grams and 20.5cms off my body. I need to up my exercise game to help me even more.
Zeusy, our precious, curly bff. I knew we'd be sad when this day came, but I didn't anticipate how heartbroken you'd leave us all feeling. I truly believe you came into our lives for a reason and our worlds are forever brighter for having known you. Until we meet again little friend. ⚡
Signing off for one last time #popsandzeus
Well, at least he seems to have brought us a pressie from @lush_newzealand
LAST ORDERS OF 2018!
We have decided to have some whanau time over Xmas and NY period.
So THIS SUNDAY 16th DEC is your last chance to order before Xmas.
Stock up the freezer! Our meals are ideal for when you’re road tripping and arrive late at the Bach or in-laws or when you have baby sitters over the silly season.
Cut off for first orders for 2019 will be Sunday 13th of January.
🐚Listen! Can you hear the sea?
🌊We found some gorgeous, huuuuge seashells washed up on the beach near Tutukaka, NZ in the weekend. We made sure they had no inhabitants 😂 and brought two home to remind us of our adventuring.
⚓️Beachcombing is one of our favourite free outdoorsy activities! Where’s your favourite coastal spot to find some treasures?
AND GO!! 🏃
Our big 40% sale is now LIVE!! Code MERRYXMAS18
FREE post on orders $40 and over in NZ and only a flat rate of $8 to Aus 🙌🙌 excludes pre-orders, bows and shoes
Well it looks like Miss 3 & Santa are BFF’s this year and Miss 6 1/2 is too cool to sit on his knee!
2018 family Santa photos🎅🏼
3 out of four of us looking at the camera ain’t bad 🤷🏻♀️🤭
Schools almost out - I still have spaces available for thank you cookies, they make perfect teacher gifts 💫
Double layer vanilla cookies, decorated & the writing can be personalised.⠀
Monday you were alright ✌🏻
Sneak peak day 3 - wee paperbag bow shorts 😍 Made from 100% cotton these are lightweight and cool for summer! Available in a wide range of fabrics..
Less than 2 hours mamas, until our big 40% off sale!
Come back at 8pm sharp for that code!! It's our final end of year sale, so once it's gone, it's gone!! 📷 @thelandesfamily