I slept good, I got up before my alarm, got some homework done, and then 5 minutes into my workout, I’m over it. Not entirely sure why, just wasn’t into it. Did I quit? No, but I certainly could have and definitely wanted to. No one would know except me. So why do I tell you this? Because we all have those days where we don’t want to do something and would rather just crawl back into bed, but it’s those days that we have to push through and keep going. Get up and fight the urge to quit. It’s okay to have those days, just don’t let them win! Be stronger!
Brusha,Brusha!! She loves brushing those little teeth of hers.......unlike her siblings who want to battle everytime they are asked.
I love their relationship. But I have to be honest. Sometimes I get a little jealous. 🙄 But watching them together makes me so happy. #daddydaughter #dadanddaughter #dada
This little dinosaur went to the beach 😍 We absolutely love this shot, @momentswithjds
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Mamas, meet the brave Daisy Montgomery (@mechadaisy
) who is sharing her story with @motherhoodunderstood
today. Show her some love! .
Friends would text me, asking to meet up or to see Ashton, but I didn’t answer. What if they tried to take him away from me just like the hospital did? I couldn’t bear the thought, yet I was hollow and in need of adult interaction, instead opting for the happy façade that Instagram provided.
Movie dialogue would trigger thoughts of the scarce memories of the birth and I would zone out, ruminating. I would cry in secret. Guilt seemed to find me at every corner, and the shame made the time seem to slow down so much that it wasn’t until Barclay mentioned that I hadn’t left the house in a week, not even to go outside for a walk, that I realized how much time was passing.
At first, I didn’t think anything of it, but later that day when I walked into the bathroom to wash my hands, I realized I could not look at myself in the mirror. I knew I was not well, but felt like I had nothing to complain about since my baby was home and safe. I wasn’t the person I knew myself to be, but afraid of the world and afraid of myself. As I left the bathroom, I saw Barclay holding Ashton and feeding him lovingly. A bolt of anger shot through me because I felt like motherhood was not the experience I was made to believe by advertisements.
I did not feel resentment towards Ashton (nor did I ever have thoughts about harming him), but sadness and loss that I did not get the experience I was “promised.” Motherhood was exhausting and a true sacrifice that I was in no way prepared for, yet everything around me made it seem so easy. I loved my baby beyond life itself, but as I watched the bond Barclay and Ashton had, I was sure that my son would never love me because I was a terrible mom—after all, wasn’t everything that happened my fault?
Then the thought popped into my head that changed everything.
They would be better off without me.
Not dead, per se. Just gone. I knew then I needed help. What was wrong with me? .
For the rest of Daisy's story, click here: or link in bio.
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Zyia Wednesday.... it’s like he new Friday!
New Releases coming @12pm
and I hear they are gonna be 🔥🔥🔥
I’ll be posting them to my story!
Never shelve your dreams in the face of any obstacles.
Each one of is blessed with our own gift, our own dream which we hold close to our heart. Give more power to it by positive thoughts and when faced with any kind of difficulty
Never allow fear, worry, and doubt to creep in. They always tend to dull your spark. Believe in your abilities,have faith, and you will begin to trust yourself more, dare yourself more and actually do more to get to where you want to be. Be creative, be flexible with the process of attaining your goals but keep the focus on to achieve big goals.
All that matters is that you are growing, learning, and so worthy of your amazing goal. If you have a dream in your heart, let no obstacle be a reason to put your dream on the shelf. It might take time, keep learning, let all negative thoughts which hold you back go.No one can be a substitute for you. So hold on to faith and keep moving!! #learner #inspiredaily #believe #timetoshine #moneygram #selfimprovement #choosewisely #strengthquotes #sunshine #courage #determinationiskey #wellness #focussed #positivevibesonly #momcommunity #bestlife #momlife #emotionalintelligence #empoweringwomen #motivation #lifecoach #betterlife #achievement #hustleharder #unstoppable #entrepreneur #successtips #determination
🌷N A P P I E S 🌷
I always thrive to become more sustainable in what I do, and regular diapers are definitely one of the most unsustainable things on the planet. So we quickly decided on using Cloth diapers! Did you know that the average baby uses about 6800 diapers until potty trained? If you have several kids, let’s say three for example, you’ll end up with around 20.000 diapers, which are made out of plastic and can not be fully discharged. They are waste, and a waste we can not eliminate. Plastic once made stays on this planet. The diapers you wore as a baby are still on this earth today, isn’t that crazy? •
Cloth diapers seemed like the perfect way to counter that, being friendly to baby’s bum as well as to your wallet and Mother Nature itself. Yes: it is more washing and a little bit of work, but I find myself washing a lot anyway and I’ve gotten into a routine fairly quickly!
They also look really cute and they hold explosive poops way better. 🤷🏼♀️ •
And don’t we as parents want the best for our children, always? Because for me, the best means having a healthy planet, with wild forests and big trees, green grass and healthy crisp air. I want the ocean to have more fish than plastic. I want my daughter to be able to experience life to it’s fullest and not worry about wearing masks when leaving the house because the air is so polluted. •
All little things make a difference, but cloth diapers make a HUGE difference! Imagine if only 20 parents would change to cloth diapering instead of plastic diapers. If they all only have one child, they would save 136.000 diapers and more! And that’s just one very small kindergarten.
We can make such a huge impact, let’s make it a good one. 🌈
Thank You for another beautiful day.
Everything may not be the way I want it yet, but I release my faith and believe for greater while being appreciative of what I have. I thank You and speak a special covering over my family this morning. They are a gift from You, and I refuse to take them for granted. Thank You for the angels that You have commanded to keep my family protected at all times and in all situations. Help us to communicate lovingly and with respect to each other, and not to take any of the day’s challenges out on one another. May my child(ren) feel comfortable to speak about what’s going on in their lives, and may I be discerning enough to truly listen to what they say and understand their needs. May we all grow in wisdom, stature and in favor with you and with man, and may we always take the time to nurture our relationships individually in this home and as a unit. Thank You for the gift of unity in our household now and in the days to come. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” ✨⭐️✨
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When I was a kid I dreamt of being Princess Leia , and why not, really? Princess Leia was a rockstar, a woman who stood her ground, beat all the bad guys, and stood for something. When I think of it now, it makes a ton of sense to me, because while I didn’t grow up and become her, I DID turn into a strong minded woman (yup… ask my family and they will vouch for that one), one who has HUGE dreams and is ready to blast anything that gets in her way!!! (Thank goodness though I don’t have to deal with Jabba the Hut and that horrendous outfit … because I think that would put me into therapy). Did you ever pretend to be someone in Star Wars or a character in a movie when you were young? What did you want to be?
The other day, Jude was talking about his Captain America costume and said, “I’m gonna be cool with this!” And as cute as that is to hear him say, it also gave me pause. So I responded, “Yeah! But you know, buddy, you’re cool without it too. You don’t need any more stuff to make you cool.” But after thinking about it, I realized that he totally got that idea from us. We’re constantly saying, “You look so cool, Jude!” and not saying nearly enough, “You are loved just as you are.” And I know it sounds kind of silly, but it hit me that our words are shaping what he thinks he needs. Talk about scary! Lord, help us to affirm who You’ve made Him to be while, at the same time, pointing to his deep need for You to rescue Him.
And if y’all have any helpful thoughts on how to teach him that stuff doesn’t make him cool, let me know!
*1) I did Edgewalk with my lil bro and it was amazing. Check out my stories to see us. I would highly recommend it! 🇨🇦
*2) Can someone explain to me why my children throw everything in the damn toy bin. When I say put away the toys, that doesn't mean grab everything in sight and chuck it in there. [This is how we lost the tv remote for 3 days] 📺
*3) I have legit just thrown sippy cups out, instead of dealing with whatever was growing inside. 🤢
Wir halten zusammen, lachen, umarmen, vergeben, machen Fehler, verzeihen,schreien,flüstern, beherrschen das Chaos,weinen, trösten, sind auch manchmal nicht einer Meinung, Leben, haben zusammen viel Spaß, sind wie wir sind und Lieben uns dafür. Wir sind eine Familie 🖤 .
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Do you ever stop for a second and think: “Wait a second, this is it! I’m an adult, I’m a mum and yet it’s still me! I haven’t changed...”⠀
Growing up I always wondered who will I be as an adult, what kind of Mum am I going to be? Like if one day, all of a sudden, the shift will happen and I will be that new person in that next stage of life.⠀
Well here I am in that next stage but I am still just me 😮⠀
I think my Dad would pay money to hear me say this: I live with intention. I can hear his voice so clearly saying, ‘Kelly, you need to do things with intention.’ Thank goodness he’s not on the gram 😜⠀
I didn’t understand.⠀
I was the kid that would have forgotten her head somewhere had it not been attached and that ‘fly by the wind’ lifestyle stayed with me through my youth and young adult years. Until I finally got tired of never being able to find anything and forever being late as a result of it 🤦🏼♀️.⠀
Slowly but surely I am striving to live my life with intention. In my daily habits, in the ways I show up in my marriage, in my parenting style, in the foods I choose to fuel my body, in the decision to push play everyday and so much more.⠀
It is still very much a work in progress but I’m learning that ‘in progress’ is a way of life and that the goal should always be to go in a direction that brings out the best in you.⠀
Double tap if you agree ✨⠀
Also, ‘Affirmations (Your little black book)’ is on the blog. Link is in my bio 😚
Taking time out of my busy #momlife
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Even though today’s a rest day workout wise, I got my butt out bed this morning and am sipping on some pumpkin spice coffee and and getting together in some work, before work.👊🏼
—Checking into my bootcamps✅
—Answering some messages✅
—Getting some final touches ready for our online bootcamp sneak peek group tonight✅😍
I get a lot of questions about what exactly my monthly fitness/nutrition online bootcamps are and what’s involved, SO tonight myself and another coach are hosting a completely FREE info session to give you all the details (+ check out some of our own client transformations) to see if this something that could be a good fit for you!💪🏼
Click the link in my bio + ‘virtual gym sneak peek’ to be added. And don’t worry if you can’t tune in live, all the info/videos will be available for a few days after!✌🏼
It's 6 am and I need a nap already 😴 6 утра а мне уже хочется вздремнуть 😀
Reyansh wanted me to introduce him to you guys.So over to Reyansh.
👶My name is Reyansh but you can call me Rey, Ansh, Reyo or if you want can call me cutie also.
👶People say that I am super cheeky, I don’t know why.
👶I am very social, love meeting people of my age, mom’s age or you can say people from all age groups.
👶I love to eat fruits and youghurt.
👶I am happy if you feed me well and on time and keep entertaining me.
👶I love to go out be it parks, beaches, shopping centres, play groups etc.
👶I love white sauce pasta and all types of Pulao and Birayani. I also love paranthas specially mix veg parantha. 👶My my favourite breakfast is muesli with nuts cooked in milk.
👶If you follow my mom, by now you know that I have turned 21 months old on 25th September.
👶I love to watch and sing nursery rhymes.
I think I have told you enough for now.
Got to go, my milk time!!
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Splish, splash, he was takin a bath 🛁
Hump Day 🙌🏼
Another top knot headband kinda day!
Let’s be real: you need time to yourself to gather your thoughts and RELAX. That has been my problem lately. I haven’t taken the time to sit and just chill. My mind has been racing like no other which has been causing me serious anxiety.
Sit.Breathe. ✨ Every little thing is gonna be alright. Don’t worry about what you can’t control. You can however control how you cope with the situation. I teach this EVERYDAY to my students and I need to start listening to my own lessons!
So many ideas......a long to-do list.....holiday planning.....new projects.....my 15-year old's golf practice schedule.....and dinner - seriously, what's for dinner?
Always too many tabs open - that's the life of a full-time scientist, part-time business gal, wife, and mom!
Tell me friends, who else has too many tabs open too?
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I love how children see the beauty in absolutely everything. She sees a beautiful flower - even though it’s just a weed.
When I handed her the weed, her first word was “wow” and she couldn’t stop staring at it 🌻 #ourgirljaya #thelittlethings
Don’t mess with her food! She is all happy and smiley until you take her food away or it takes you too long to prepare 🥘 .
Have been trying to give her pieces of food for her to play around and learn how to munch on them but I am so worried she will choke! Any tips on what food I should offer to feel a bit less worried?
I survived the night alone with a toddler and newborn! Kaylee slept with me and Aiden in our bed... Gahhh i have new respect for single parents 🖤
I figure I should do a little about me, as there have been quite a few new followers the way few weeks.
First of all I want to thank you all for following along with our crazy journey.
I love sharing our day to day life and stories with you all and have met some amazing friends, all around the world.
My actual name is Sharnnah and I will be 23 next month.
I’m living in Melbourne, Australia.
I have a 22 month old son named Leon Leigh. He is my heart outside my body. 🖤
I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant with another beautiful boy. We are so excited to be growing our little fam-bam.
I have based my page around our day to day life, no filters on MY reality.
My page is mainly based around #honestmotherhood
, the raw beauty behind motherhood and pregnancy, no bullshit involved.
I’m your typical #Breastfeeding
, crazy all natural mama.
We love going on adventures and being in nature. 🌿
My page is a hobby of mine and it’s my passion.
I find joy in writing my raw and honest thoughts down and sharing them with the world, it’s like therapy in a way for me.
Once I click post it’s out there for everyone to see and off my chest. 🌿
I also have a second page called @thepeacefularomas.
That page is based around my passion and love for #essentialoils
See this girl right here? She's beyond tired. Making her rounds, keeping her house clean, getting new clients for her tutoring business, taking care of her husband and daughter, worrying if she's making any kind of impact on social media as an influencer, worrying if she's ever gonna be able to make it in the music industry as a singer...I know I'm enough even if it doesn't show but now I'm tired. Ladies we have to STOP giving every part of ourselves to everyone and we must begin to invest in ourselves. Even if the investment is just a nap...