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“So into the woods you go again, You have to every now and then. Into the woods, no telling when, Be ready for the journey. Into the woods, but not too fast or what you wish, you lose at last. Into the woods, but mind the past. Into the woods, but mind the future. Into the woods, but not to stray, Or tempt the wolf, or steal from the giant-- “ Stephen Sondheim Feature 📸 credit: @ninamacephotography Follow us and use the hashtag #runwildmychild to be featured.
#birthstorysunday There’s something very powerful about birth stories...hearing from a mother’s perspective both what it took and what it gave to bring a baby out of the womb. Every mother is different, every story unique, all are beautiful. I’ve started asking moms these specific questions: What was one of the most impactful moments of giving birth for you? Has it changed you in any way? If so, how? • • I’m excited today to share thoughts from Abigail @the.hurst.boys ! Here’s her #beautifulbirthstory • • I’m going to say what many moms may not - neither of my experiences with giving birth went as planned, and though I'm obviously grateful for healthy babies and a healthy me, some part of me is still sad that I didn't have the birthing experiences I so badly wanted. • • With my twins I knew when I went into labor that a C-section was inevitable since baby A was footling breech. The C-section went smoothly, but I was scared; I lost a ton of blood and ended up passed out after surgery due to the blood loss, which meant that I didn't actually get to see my babies until 7 hours after they'd been born. I hemorrhaged 4 days and ended up with 3 blood transfusions, but we left the hospital healthy and happy. • • With my third son I went into labor and was in hard labor for 15 hours doing well, honestly enjoying the experience! Then for reasons still unknown the baby moved out of the birth canal and to the right side of my uterus and refused to move back down, resulting in another emergency C-section. To say that was a disappointment would be an understatement, but still I left the hospital with a happy healthy baby and a happy healthy me. • • One of the most important things I learned from the births of my children is something that I will carry for the rest of my life- that most of the time things won't go as planned, but in the end it still turns out beautiful. But, that doesn't mean that you lose your right to grieve what you didn't get to have. I can be grateful for healthy children and for medical procedures that save lives, and at the same time I can be disappointed that my birth experiences didn't pan out how I wanted. I am free to live in that paradox.
Ethel and Maude, plotting canasta strategies and planning pranks on Louise and Irv during their post-theatre walk. . ...Or six and seven year olds talking about poop after seeing The Nutcracker.
I found my son getting some work done on a quiet Sunday afternoon. I know one little boy who is not on the #naughtylist this year. I'm so proud of him and can't wait to see what his future holds. 😍 @clickawayconference @clickaway2019 #daynine #candidchildhood #momentcaptured #lovingtheordinarymoments
Finally finding self love 🧡 . . .
In 2019, uIwant to be more intentional and all about experiences. Today we made a spontaneous trip to go see The Nutcracker. Karaleigh absolutely loved it and we even got to meet her favorite, Clara. #thenutcracker . . . . #magicofchristmas #lifeunscripted #gowiththeflow #experiencesoverthings #findjoyintheeveryday #joyinthejourney #motherhoodiscolorful #littleandbrave #letsgoexploring #adventureawaits #motherhood #unicorndress #h &m #magicalday #lovingtheordinarymoments #liveinthemoment #nutcrackerballet
I post a lot about what is going on in my house - we're remodeling and I'm a special needs mom I'm married to a fireman who is also a traveling mechanic... Oh yes!!! I am also an assistant Manager at Gap. Y'all my life has it's very insane moments. It's so easy in all of that to forget that I need to take care of me. If I don't take care of me I'm not an awesome wife... I struggle more when N has his tough days and I'm not as focused when I'm at work. I forgot to mention another detail about me as a person - I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder. I found something that's been amazing. I LOVE health and fitness because they are so important. The programs I offer have unparalleled flexibility, meal plans personal instruction and more. January 1st - I'm running a 3 day re-fresh to start the new year off right! I'd love to have you do it with me! Spots are limited so I can be working closely with everyone who wants in. Support is super important! Message me your email address or comment your last used emoji to get details and reserve your spot!
Other than church and grabbing a Christmas tree from Home Depot, today we did NOTHING. . And it was perfect. After a week solid of go go go, with thankfully all fun things-we all needed a day of rest. . Lots of playing outside, dressing up (duh! Catboy and Owlette to the rescue) and sports were had. And I just couldn’t been happier.
Smiling is infectious, or perhaps because I had just told them we were going to our fave dinner spot, either way this little duo is my favorite! We had such a fun filled weekend filled with lots & lots of holiday cheer. I’ve linked my dress and alternative prints for the little ones, this skipper style sweater dress is my absolute favorite. Shop now here👉🏻http://liketk.it/2yJOR or screenshot this photo to get shoppable product details in the @liketoknow.it app. . . . #liketkit #LTKholidaystyle #LTKholidaywishlist #LTKfamily #LTKkids #LTKstyletip #lillypulitzer #buymelilly #celebrateinlilly #fortheloveoflilly #twinning #momandmini #mommyandme #momswhoblog #honestlyparenting #honestmommin #motherhoodintheraw #raisingthoserascals #lifeofatoddler #ohheymamas #mommybloggers #letthembefree #thisismotherhood #myhappymoments #lovingtheordinarymoments #motherlylove #raisingthefuture #momhub #motherofgirls
It may have been freezing out, but the girls got out for a walk today just in time to see the gorgeous sunset and even a few deer! 🦌🦌🦌 Can’t wait to see Olivia running with them in a few years!
Excited to see the forecast snow, I was up before dawn peeking out the windows. Attempts to drive to the studio left JJ stranded at the end of our driveway and required help from a human angel who immediately responded to our request for help on a community forum. JJ got to wear his fashion snow gear 🙄...sporting my departed dad's gloves (warm memories from long ago). Our little cherub is dubious about this much snow & this unusual snowy day challenges called for homemade soup. #angelseverywhere #lovingtheordinarymoments #goodneighbors #payingitforward #lifethroughthewindshieldbirdpoopraindropscracks #vinnivangohadtroubleinthesnowtoday #adayoff #nicetobehometoenjoythis
Forrest pulled an entire tree on top of himself at this age and so knowing Auden, our 2018 tree comes with it’s own safety line. 👍
“Little boys come in all shapes and sizes, shy and adventurous, and full of surprises, with misshapen halos and mischievous grins, small dirty faces and sweet sticky chins. They’ll keep you so busy, and yet all the while nothing can brighten the world like their smile. And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy than a curious, active, and lovable boy!” -unknown #21daysofmaverick #day9 #mamasboy #one #almost #birthdayboy #sweetbaby #loveyou #candidlycosta
💚🦌❤️Shirt & Bow Giveaway happening over on our FACEBOOK page!!! ❤️🦌💚 Sew Berry Cute has teamed up with SimpleSassyandSweet to give away a FREE SHIRT (size 24 Months) & and a fun OVER THE TOP BOW!! FOR A CHANCE TO WIN: On FACEBOOK you must be a part of BOTH GROUPS. Like this post in BOTH groups and comment in BOTH groups (on the giveaway post) that you have done so. Tag a friend for another entry! One entry for each friend tagged (use a separate comment for each friend you tag). Shirt is size 24 Months!! Entry closes at 8pm CST Sunday, December 10th. Items will ship on Monday! Giveaway is for the Shirt & Bow only!
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There is almost a century between these two sweet souls. Think about the changes she has seen in her 99 years and the changes he will see in his years to come. We had such a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with family this weekend. Being able to snuggle our youngest cousin was one of the highlights.
Mama/Daughter dates are my favorite. Especially when they're with my favorite daughter and favorite mom, involve lots of laughs, and some ice cream to finish off the night!
my girl ♥️
Cranberry garlands being strung by little hands, Home Alone playing in the background and the sweet smell of cinnamon buns cooking in the oven. Pretty much sums up my evening.. 🥰🎄✨ • • • • • #holdthemoments #thisismotherhood #lifewithlittles #ourcandidlife #motherhoodunited #seekthesimplicity #thehappylife #capturequiet #littlepiecesofchildhood #storytellingmama #motherhoodsimplified #momlifestyle #lovingtheordinarymoments
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✨ Shine bright this holiday season! ✨
I remember when I dreamt about the things I have now. A family. A hot hubby and a beautiful daughter. Sometimes I catch myself taking it for granted... ——— Life gets so busy and I get stressed and unappreciative. Days like today I’m reminded of how blessed I am. How I should enjoy the good and the bad and be grateful that I found the man of my dreams and we created a beautiful life together. Take a moment today and appreciate what you have 💕
Some of my favorite photos are ones like this one, where they don't know I'm taking their picture. I hope they always have such a strong bond.❤️
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Look at this babe admiring all his treasures. What will your kiddos be opening Christmas morning? Share some ideas with your fellow mommas in the comments. Don’t worry you can tell us your kids don’t have Instagram. 😉 • • Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Gift Guide for ideas for everyone on your list. 🎁 • • • • • • • #mumsofinstagram #mumlife #motherhoodlens #momcommunity #momentsinmotherhood #watchthemgrow #momlifeisthebestlife #moments_of_mom #justmomlife #messy_motherhood #featuremama #memoirsofmotherhood #clubmomme #slowmotherhood #lovingtheordinarymoments #magicofmotherhood #inspiremothers #instamommy #stunningbabies #christmaslist #holidaygiftguide #christmasgiftideas
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What do I even say at this point?!
The smile on her face when Santa walked onto the train was pure happiness. 🎅🏼🚂
Oh my gosh my little girl is growing up so fast! . . .
Our favourite part of Monday’s! Play group time 🧡🥁 . . .
Where to even begin… . . . Family adventure this week involved lots of creativity, success, and major failure with our gingerbread creations. 😂 The house went really well and, frankly, turned out great! Quite impressive for a 1 and 3 year old (constructed and piped by dad and mom, of course). The gingerbread tree… . . . Not so much 😬. Don’t really know where the fault lies, but it definitely ended in a pile of chocolate gingerbread, frosting, and candies…to be remembered with a laugh this Christmas season. . . . The girls quite enjoyed themselves, though; H particularly delighted in dumping out all the candy, then crawling under the table to retrieve all the lost things 😂 . . . A fun adventure and great way to spend a cold, rainy weekend with those I love most❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mindijophotography #blufftonphotographer #hiltonheadphotographer #familyphotography #gingerbreadhouses #gingerbreadcreations #toddlercreations #daughters #sisters #familyadventure #adventuretogether #momentsweadore #treasuringlittlememories #the_sugar_jar #realmotherhoodseries #throughamotherseyes #littleadventures_bigpictures #camera_mama #thesincerestoryteller #candidmoments #candidchildhood #lovingtheordinarymoments #momtogs #theartofchildhood #magiclens #thehonestlens #kidsofthelens #visualstorytelling #magicofchildhood #cpr_feature
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Sent in our letters!!! @llbean #llbeannlcontest
👗 Dressember Day 9 👗 ••• "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert F Kennedy ••• When we choose to stand for freedom and justice, those tiny ripples of hope will spread and make an impact! ••• Sometimes when a problem seems just TOO big to solve it can feel overwhelming, and we might just think that it’s not worth it to even try and fix it. BUT those small steps, are what’s required in order to move in the right direction. The simple decision that YOU will stand for freedom is a great place to start! ••• 👗 If you feel led to donate, there is a link in my profile. 👗
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It’s no longer fall, but we are still just as happy 😃 well, kind of. 😂
“A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.” - Debasish Mridha
“Babies are the buds of life ready to bloom like a fresh flower to refresh humanity.” - Debasish Mridha ———————————
“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us." - Charles Dickens ———————————
"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. — Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"Let your child go if you want to keep them." - Malcolm Forbes ———————————
Emacity shop founder— "Some of the greatest gifts one can get with life in america ; are as follows, (in no particular order): 1.Both parents(you don’t get to choose your parents in life). Typically your parents/guardian are given and have the responsibilities of supporting, training, and guiding you in your adolescent stages. Your born into whatever economic status they are in. Therefore if, your parents were well off, then your typically blessed with being in an environment/shelter that allows you to learn, grow, and contribute to the society. 2. Being born in America— We at (Emacity shop) find it quite interesting that most people don’t understand how great this gift is. Your born in a society where it’s diverse and their are protocols in large companies to enforce unity and if I might add your given rights. We are aware that this doesn’t always happen fairly however our country is steady working towards improving life for all kinds of people. 3. Health— good health is something that many overlook in life. Good health gives you the opportunity to grow, learn, and contribute to society. What do you think? Are we correct? Did Emacity shop get this wrong? Leave feedback on how we can improve our view of life. ———————————
Did you know sleep is the most important component for babies development? — Emacity Shop “Health Tip”
Autumn is a beautiful season, we hope you get the chance to enjoy the outdoors with your family this weekend! ———————————
"Some people dream of angels, I hold one in my arms." - Emacity Shop Co- Founder ———————————
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