Never knew that one day I’d be writing about how valuable this thing is to me :p being a mom of two toddlers who go to school and therapy institutes. It is natural that I keep a check on the boys for transmitted lice. I got this lice and nit comb from @dwatson_chemist
in islamabad some 3 years ago. I bought around 3 I remember. Because I was sure i’ll lose them. And i did :p i lost two very quickly; and then on another visit to dwatson found out that they dont have this type in stock any more. The ones that replces these werent as cool ! Since then; i guard this like one of my most precious possessions. Why? Because it keeps their heads clean and my sanity in place. #mommy #motherhood #littlethings #raisingboys #schoolgoing #lice #ubercool #science #lol #priorities #momfession
It’s amazing how a growing baby can make you seem (to others) like you’re totally insane: 1 min. you’re laughing out loud because his movements tickle, the next you’re suddenly yelping because his kicks feel like he wants to knock out a few ribs... #Momfession #Bumpfession
When you explain Advent to your toddler, and he thinks the #AdventWreath
is a practice for the candles on Baby Jesus’ birthday cake... 👦🏻🎄🕯✝️ 🤦🏻♀️ #momfession
Momfession: Getting the baby ready for a bath I flung poop across the room. How you ask? Well, I pulled his diaper off assuming that it was only pee, and trying to be quick to get him into the bathtub so I didn't get peed on, I flung the diaper across the room to the trashcan and poop flung onto the floor. Lesson: never ever assume it’s only pee in the diaper.
You can read 10 confessions from a toddler mom on the blog! Link in my bio!
Also, it’s #MommyTipMondays
🎉! My tip is to share your funny stories in motherhood! We all have them but some people are too busy attempting to be perfect that they aren’t willing to laugh a little and share real stories. 🤷🏻♀️ laughing at yourself is okay guys, it makes life fun!! For more mommy tips and a fun community of mothers follow the hashtag #mommytipmondays
This week check out @mountains.of.motherhood
, and @relatosdefamilia
I know I’ve been a little distant on here lately and I just want to thank the people that reach out to me to make sure I’m ok.
Truth is this whole being a mom, student, and employee while trying to juggle a personal life has been getting the best of me. I keep seeing this vision of the kind of woman I want to be that often times I end up feeling that I’m falling short. I want to spend more time teaching Jazz, but I also want to dedicate myself to my carrier, and make more money. I want to be healthy, be there for my partner, my parents, my sisters, my friends...
A confession; I knew my life was going to change I just thought I would have more time than I do now to do everything... I was wrong.
I work night shifts till 2am-4am so that I could have the day with my little hippo because I refuse letting anyone else raise her more than her own mother. I want to genuinely look back and know that I was her primary care giver, the person she saw the most through out her waking days but I’m so tired... Physically and mentally exhausted...
I adore being a mother, I just often wish being her mom and focusing on my education and home life were the only things I had to do. I’ve been feeling very saddened by the way our society works... How hard they make it for parents to be able to afford all the things they need and all the extra little luxuries we want to make memories with our babies. I’ve been feeling very defeated because I can’t seem to find a way around this or a way to help other families out there to reach the same goals that we have.
Sorry I vented, but I’m just a mom with fears, with personal truths, with doubts, and with the need to provide something so much better for an amazing wonderful little human being.
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are a match made in Heaven: we already wear the “fat pants”, everyone puts us first in line to eat, and we can enjoy the shameless “eating for two”- but with ZERO judgment. EPIC win!
Ya it does!! With no family nearby to help with the kids (and even when they’re here they’re really only so much “help”), I am not ashamed to have a couple of great babysitters on call. Someone close to us once shamed us for not doing everything with our kids since we chose to have them, but I stand strong on this one. My relationship with my husband and myself need to be priority as well! #momfession #babysittersrock #momtruth
— It started with one idea. One design. One creation. One self conscious mama.... 😥 wondering how to help my emotional toddler to express her feelings, how to care for my schizophrenic little brother, and how to earn a little more just so I could better care for the homeless strays in my community. One hope. Hope things will all work out. // We spent all weekend at The Mom Made Market of Orange County selling Little Wooden Fidget Dolls at a booth and it’s always surreal when I get the chance to look back and reflect on how this journey has unfolded. 😊
... I haven’t washed my hair in 4 days. I “showered” it with my fave dry shampoo (@nymbrands
) this morning after “sleeping in” with Crew tucked in my arm (watch my stories to see that sweet sleepy face😭😍). How many times do you wash your hair each week? I used to be a daily hair washer, but then I’d let it air dry and look like a troll the next 24 hours, so I’ve started to wash 1-2 times a week, curl/style right after I wash and dry, and BOOM... I’ve got super curls the first day and they loosen up with each day after. And PS, I’m obsessed with @functionofbeauty
shampoo + conditioner🙌🏽😍 #sogood #dryshampooislife #momlifebestlife #momlifestyle #sneakpeek #dcblackfriyay
Something I struggle with off and on is the fact that I gave up working in order to stay home with my babies. While I’m incredibly thankful that I even have the option, I still wonder what might have been if I would have pursued a career instead. •
In reality, I wasn’t totally happy with the job I had, so at the time it wasn’t that difficult of a decision. But now that I’ve been home for nearly six years....that’s a lot of years that I could have been “climbing the ladder” instead of folding laundry and changing diapers all day. •
I’m quite sure that someday I’ll go back to work in some capacity, and honestly I look forward to it. Some days more than others 🤷🏼♀️🤣 But I try to remind myself regularly that this opportunity to stay home and raise these beautiful, crazy children of mine is a blessing that so many others don’t have. •
So while I may feel like my life is “on hold” a little bit, and I may daydream about all the things I could be doing if I weren’t stuck at home with a bunch of kids all day every day, I know that this time is fleeting, and I’ll never regret investing everything I can into these children of mine. I’ll just conquer the world when they all start school I guess 💁🏼♀️😊💗
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Momfession: Snuggling is one thing that does not come naturally to me as a mama. I am a doer. I have a hard time sitting still and personal space is generally something I value so curling up with my kiddos is usually not my first instinct when it comes to ways I show them love. The thing is though, snuggling is not MY love language but it is VERY MUCH theirs. My kids are constantly asking me to cuddle up with them under a blanket or sit down and watch movies with them. And so I do (all be it, usually in short chunks of time) because I love them and I want to show them in the way they feel it most. And even though it is hard that we are wired differently, I am SO thankful for it because they challenge me to step outside of my box and experience love in ways I never would choose on my own.
TWO THINGS: First off, this tumbler mug for the #daddies
out there😍 You best bet my babe is getting one😂 Secondly, these liquid-looking leggings from Forever 21 were like $15 and kinda make you feel like a goddess🤪🙌🏽 I’m not gonna lie, I went in there and realized I’m definitely not feeling like I’m 21, but I did love quite a bit there that I bought and will probably never wear because I’m only super trendy in my dreams or in their dressing room🙈😂 #butitsthetruth #momfession #forever31 #feelingmorelike71
Today’s Mommy Tip Monday calls for a little #momfession
😬 here goes... (remember this is a no judgement zone 🙈)
This weekend I cut the pumpkin tops and then let my children clean out the goop from their pumpkins on the porch all by themselves, so that I could sneak inside and catch a little bit of Shameless while I made dinner.
I did indeed enjoy catching up in my fave adult show and cooking dinner in peace, but when I checked on the kids 30 min later there was literally a pumpkin explosion! They were having a ball throwing goop in the air and watching in splat down on the porch! GOOP EVERYWHERE 😱
You win some, you loose some 🤨.
Don’t leave me hangin, leave your mom confession in the comments!
Also, for more amazing Mommy Tips, follow the hashtag #mommytipmondays
. Also don't miss today's new Monday mommy tips from:
, and @according.to.d.blog
http://liketk.it/2xYTn #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKfamily
! This is week is “momfession” style so make sure to follow the hashtag to read all the juicy mom confessions and get ready to laugh, some of them are hilarious!! Confession: I used to pride myself on being an AMAZING packer when traveling! I even have a packing video on YouTube with 300k+ views on how to pack for a month long trip in a carry on bag. I had it down! Well, then I became a mom. And there is no “one carry on bag” about it anymore. It’s more like 3 bags, a stroller and a car seat 😮. Seriously guys you should see me trying to get through the airport, it’s hilarious! I just admit I have some super helpful tips and am getting better every trip I take, but there’s just no escaping the amount of stuff you MUST have when bringing your baby on a trip. I can’t ditch the diapers, wipes, stroller and car seat even if I really wanted to. They are non negotiable.
Thank God for the @toyotausa
Sienna, It was large enough to accommodate my entire family and our masses of luggage! Seriously that car was perfect for the trip and saved the day!! Thank you Toyota for lending us the car, so grateful 😘 #DriveToyota #LetsGoPlaces #vehicle
Mamas, COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR BEST “TRAVELING WITH LITTLES TIPS” !!! That’ll be so helpful for this community! I’ll even comment a tip I use!
For more head over to these accounts this week:
, and @peoniesandpeeptoes
And make sure to click follow on the he hashtag #mommytipmondays
When you’re told “your bump is so pretty”, you proceed to add to your Amazon cart the top you’re wearing in ALL the other colors available... 👚
I adore my kids and would fkg die for them but I am so not one of those parents who wants to be their best friend and tells them everything they do is diamonds. And I'm pretty sure they so don't want that from ME... that'd seriously ruin their street cred.
I want a real, genuine, honest relationship where they feel comfortable confiding in me, share the struggles they're dealing with, feel heard, and don't realize all the shit I tell them is actually the truth until they're like, 23.
Love you kiddos 😘
#momfession #letskeepitrealfolks #momlife #parenting #parentinghumor #parenthood #kids #kiddos #joysofboys #raisingboys
I get by with a little help from my friends😂 I may be wearing the same outfit I was wearing yesterday🙈 #momfession
Confession: I got dressed today for the first time in ages without wanting to cry out of frustration. The struggle was SO real with this last pregnancy, y’all. Fear kept me sedentary, I barely moved for the first 6 months of carrying Georgie...I was so afraid something would go wrong (again). Irrational, yes. The right way to handle that fear, no. And I paid for it after she was born! But I have been extremely disciplined (and patient) and I am finally seeing the light! 35 lbs down since January, about 10 more to go to feel comfortable in my own skin, but man. The sacrifices we make as mothers are immeasurable, but one that we don’t talk about as openly, at the risk of sounding vain, I guess, is what it does to our bodies! It’s hard. I miss chocolate. I miss my pre-baby body. But even when she’s being an absolute pain in my ass, as pictured above, it was so incredibly worth it to have something I’ve wanted my whole life, a dimpled, ruffle-butt little girl. 🎀 🌈💕#thankheavenforlittlegirls #momlife #momfession #realtalk #rainbowbaby #gigigirl #weightloss #postpartum #twinsies
I get asked a lot if Scarlett was “planned.” I’d be lying if I said I didn’t trip over the question. I never really understood why the question exists in the first place, but it feels like the answer will be tainted with the judgement of others. It shouldn’t. Because the truth is, unplanned doesn’t mean unwanted. .
No. She wasn’t “planned” in terms of a calendar, a cycle, Marvin Gaye playing in the background, or several negative tests thrown in the trash. But she was always in our “plan.” She was very much wanted. And she wasn’t any less wanted just because we didn’t experience any of the things above.
If you don’t know, she had more than the odds stacked against her. The odds told us we would be saying goodbye to her. But by the Grace of God she’s here. So you see, she was ALWAYS in God’s plan. She was ALWAYS in our plan. She just came earlier than expected, both in conception and delivery. We like to think she was just eager to join us. And let’s be honest, she knew we weren’t getting any younger. 😂
She was wanted. She was MORE than wanted. We can’t imagine our lives without this sweet girl. So when you ask someone, “was this planned,” don’t make up your mind as to whether or not it means it was wanted. It doesn’t actually mean anything other than a reminder that nothing is truly in OUR plan. And I’ll leave you with that food for thought 🌼
#motherhood #morherhoodunplugged #instamom #2under2 #vasaprevia #vasapreviasurvivor #youtube #vlogger #csection #unplanned #pregnancy #truth #momtruths #raw #unfiltered #momfession #missscarlet #msscarlett #myroseygirl #momlife #inspiration #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #surprisepregnancy #godsplan
We finally made it to the pumpkin patch! 🎃 And it was a complete disaster 😂 Ok maybe not entirely, Finn LOVED seeing & petting all of the animals and had absolutely no fear. He fed the horses, the goats, the cows, and even chased a rooster. I’d love to show you pics but there aren’t any. He was darting around like a balloon that had a leak and Scarlett was completely losing her shit. And when I finally got her settled and happy, Finn picked up the slack and raised her one. I mean it was such a shit show 😂 .
We also found out (after waking 1/4 mile to get in) that our Joovy stroller does not handle gravel well. We had to drag in backwards throughout the entire ranch 🤦♀️ .
I was really hoping to get some beautiful pictures but that just wasn’t gonna happen. After braving the patch for an hour, we left. And they screamed the entire 30 minute drive home. I mean they did not come up for air once. I had a brief moment where I fantasized about throwing myself into traffic, but instead I took some deep breaths. That was a rough morning but I will say that seeing his face light up when he saw the animals, made it all worth it. Truly. .
Now to the wine cabinet...
#toddlertantrums #epicmeltdowns #2under2 #pumpkinpatch #fail #youtube #youtubemama #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #momfession
Today, more than usual, mommin’ is hard! It’s like he has written down every single thing that pushes my buttons. Ignoring me when I’m talking to him. Peeing all over the toilet because he “was just seeing what design he could make”. Coloring on the table. Eating Alfredo pasta with his hands and then smearing it all over our couch (he has a fork!). Kicking all of the shoes off of the shoe rack because he wanted his on the shelf. The list goes on... Dylan’s now in his room playing with his toys because... I need a minute. Here’s to hoping my patience grows with the day.
I don’t like cooking.Simple.Except that being brought up in society where we girls are conditioned to believe that our ‘sugharrpanna’ will be measured on the basis of our culinary skills,it isn’t really that simple.I spent many years feeling guilty for this dislike and hid it too.But I really don’t care now and feel no shame in admitting it.
When I first took over the kitchen duties (after moving to Dubai) I enjoyed it,just like you’d initially enjoy any new phase of your life.My kitchen and I were going through our ‘honeymoon phase’.It didn’t take me long to figure out that our relationship wouldn’t thrive long.
I know cooking in therapeutic for many people and many people have outstanding skills,but it’s just not my cup of tea.It’s an art I’m devoid of and have zero motivation to learn.It’s the preparation bit,the mental work and the regular time allocation that I have a problem with.Any recipe that takes more than 30 minutes is a deal breaker.I can’t help but think what all other meaningful things I could’ve been doing otherwise;working out,playing board games with family,reading books with boys,catching up on Quran studies.My recipes are very basic,learnt from Ami and MIL,both of who are,btw,AMAZING cooks.I only experiment in the kitchen for my husband’s sake.I get turned off by any recipe that has unhealthy ingredients in it.It is only when I’m actually preparing a wholesome,healthy meal that it does not feel like time-wasting.Twice I tried to be a Pinterest-y mom and bake cookies with my kids,burnt them both the time.They never requested again.In social gatherings when women start exchanging recipes I zone out.As much as I enjoy anybody’s intricate dahi ballas and innovative desserts,I’m not inspired to find out the recipe and try it.The only time I google recipes is to find out anything specific posted by one of the fitness trainers that I follow.Before that it used to be for baby meals.If I really need to know something new I ask my trusted family members for the quickest fix.I am a firm believer of simple recipes,quick hacks and weekly meal preps so that I can take out time for more productive and impactful things. CONTINUED👇🏼
C O N F E S S I O N:⠀
I’m having major separation anxiety with my little one. As a first time mom, I don’t know if this is normal or not, but just thinking about being away from him makes me tear up. Over the weekend, Evan took him for maybe an hour and a half so I could do some things for myself (which pretty much turned into me just doing housework that needed to get done) and even THAT gave me this anxious feeling. I almost didn’t want to do my workout that night because of it, but I did since I figured the act of working out might actually calm my nerves. (It did in the moment...but then I cried in the shower afterward). 🙈 To my fellow mamas...is this normal? I never got the baby blues post pregnancy, but I get the blues any time I think about being away from him...even when I’m in the same house. It’s like I’m afraid of missing out on a single precious moment if I’m away from him. If this happened to you, how did you get over it?⠀
I am having a nanny start tomorrow who will just be watching him a few hours a week so I can do some work, and even just thinking about that has gotten me super upset...but I’m hoping if I start with baby steps (no pun intended), maybe I’ll be okay. That’s essentially how I’ve gotten myself over anything in the past that caused me anxiety...by forcing myself to face it, and it always worked. (Well..except for public speaking...still haven’t conquered that one.) 😝 I’m hoping this will work, but if you have an advice or tips on things that worked for you with your little ones, please share! ❤️ ⠀
Posting a photo of me being extra cheesy while taking Teddy for a walk with Evan as a positive reminder to myself to step into the day with confidence. Wish me luck!⠀
#therealreal #firsttimemom #momfession #unitedmotherhood
20th Wk, Round 2:
Eternal exhaustion: ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅...
Dragon’s esophagus: ✅ ✅ ✅
Back pain: ✅ ✅
Head-butting bladder: ✅
JiffyPop Belly: ✅ ✅
3rd Party intolerance: ✅
All the feels: -✅ Hound nose: ✅ ✅ ✅
has been so inspiring! Feeding yogurt to Everest this way—goo spoon, in a suction cup bowl, with a big mess—got him to eat an entire adult serving of yogurt and blueberry pancakes. This morning felt like such a win seeing him dip the spoon in the bowl then back in his mouth. Of course when he figured out his hands were faster, he opted for that. 🤤 again, just happy he kept feeding himself without my intervention! #momfession #adventurouseverest #cuteforeverest
Ugh Anyone?! #momlife
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