Everything, that needs to be, has already been said - all that is left to do is act.
Those are the words I heard this morning and they’ve stayed with me all day.
We all know words mean little when they don’t have corresponding actions.
And we all know that our kids definitely don’t do as we say - they do as we do.
Becoming aware and conscious of lining up your actions with the words you let out is a task of integrity. It’s a journey to pause and be mindful of how our every act can put into motions things that harm us or others we love or can be stepping stones to a greater future we imagine to have.
Parents. How often do you find yourself saying one thing to your child - but not following through on your own advice?
I can’t believe my little man is turning 4 in October! Why does time have to fly by so fast ? But I’m enjoying this stage❤️
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“Don’t hurt my brother!” Simple words said this week from a little bitty three year old that carried more weight than either will ever know. I can’t tell you how many times we have told them, all they have is each other (usually when they are at odds and fighting) and they should be without a doubt THE most important people to one another (and Dallas now of course). And each time they asked why. And we simply responded something along the lines of “Because you will be each other’s family forever and if your family doesn’t watch out for one another, who will?” We hope they will always have each other’s backs and stand up for what is right for each other. To always feel like someone is in their corner. It’s a high hope but a real one so when my little Miss said those simple words, my heart simply smiled. 🖤 #minimes #brooksncollins #siblinghoodlove
The kids had a great day at the zoo today! The petting zoo was their favorite, but of course, they were out of hand soap so I whipped out my Thieves hand purifier! I carry this everywhere, grateful for my Thieves 😅
Still hard at work getting our first fall drop prepped! I’m hoping to have the details finalized in the next day or two! 🖤
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As moms, we are often lost behind the camera at special events, on trips, at the park... it's nice when someone else happens snaps a candid shot of us without us even knowing. .
This is one of my favourite photos from this past weekend (even though you can't see my face). Shot by my brother's girlfriend while I was taking pictures in our makeshift photobooth at a party we threw for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. I love that you can see my two little ones in the background!
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Snooze fest of a day since he hasn’t slept all night 😒
It's funny to think that my children are dipping their toes in the same ocean I did as a child, just on the other side of the world 🇺🇸🌏🇳🇿
The joy that bubbles bring 😅
Huge congratulations to my brave son for accepting his reader award at school.
He does not enjoy the spotlight but wanted to experience his turn in receiving an award.
So I’m super super proud of my boy.
Beach day with 7 kids! Stayed from morning til late afternoon and everyone had a blast. My sunburn was well worth it.
Great advice for helping kids develop critical thinking skills. ❤️.
if my half-feral daughter romping in a mountain lake isn’t unfiltered happiness, i don’t know what is. 💦⛰💕
Feeling all the snoozy feelings. It was a long day of grumpy fever fighters today. Is it bedtime yet? 😴
Less than one hour until Nathan lands. First business trip and we all survived! This evening, Amara only wanted held and Isaac came down with a fever, so we had chocolate zucchini muffins for dinner and Owen watched shows for over an hour while I took care of the younger two. But all three are now in bed and sleeping and daddy will be home to help with tonight. Whew.
the last 4 years have been a beautiful chaos. these two completed our family & as we start nearing the end of our toddler years forever, i can’t help but be excited to see the new big kid adventures to come. miya and miko, you were my blessings i never knew i needed. thank you for choosing me to be your mommy. i love you both so much! happy birthday twincesses! 🖤🖤
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She’ll be a kindergartener in a few weeks 💗
Reading Noah's Ark, lakeside, under a cloudy sky with sprinkling rain with a rainbow in the distance was 👌last night. ☁️☔️🌈 Tonight's story time was not as magical 😁 buuut we still had plenty of giggles so I'm gonna call it a win. #mjbestbooks
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Rosie Revere Engineer! A tenacious, determined character for a tenacious, determined girl. Indigo was so dedicated to her book week character that she insisted I cut her hair to the same length as Rosie’s!! A girl after my own heart I guess 😁❤️ #bookweek #rosierevereengineer #rosieriveter
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My oldest baby turned 6 today, and all of the details (and photos!) of his “Happy Camper” birthday party are on the BLOG! He had the best birthday, and of course, he’s already starting to plan for next year 🤣
Cheers Jakers! We love you to all of the planets and back. XOXO
He’s been playing PJ Masks with his cousins all summer and especially the last week with these capes and masks. It’s the cutest. ❤️💙💚
“But why can’t I wear my boots to bed?” Anyone else’s two year old want to wear their colourful boots everywhere and with every outfit 🙈🤣 I love this age where Jenna has opinions and questions and wants me to participate in everything she does. What was your favourite age with your children? #thesweetestthing #twoyearsold #twoyearolds
We usually put a shower curtain under his seat but on the days I forget we still have Teagan.
This little lady hasn’t been feeling the greatest lately 😭
Welcome to my beautiful first niece Celine Audrey Takemoto born on August 15th, one day before Samara. They are going to be BFF’s. I couldn’t be happier for my sister @yvetteln
congrats she is is stunning 😍