Hey I decided my little social media break was over... I’m feeling a lot more energetic plus I have a lot more free time on my hands 🌵( I still feel extremely uncomfortable, but oh well I just have a few weeks left)
"Don’t wait to live. This isn’t a rehearsal; this isn’t a dry run; this isn’t a pre-performance routine. This is it. This is real life. Don’t wait. Savor every minute." -Jeffrey R. Holland.
We are trying to focus on the experiences and memories with our kids rather than all the stuff. What are some of your favorite holiday traditions??
Literally can’t handle her chub! She’s the stinkin cutest!
I know I only post photos of my daughter (sorry not sorry) but I just had to share this one 😩😍 Her little kissy face kills me! How long until she starts giving besitos?? Because I cannot waaiiitt
What a busy couple of weeks it’s been. We finally got our tree! 🌲
One day your 13 with braces & a bad hair do trying to make it through middle school && the next minute your 25 with a family... still a bad hair do && trying to figure out how to Christmas shop while wrestling a baby alligator 🐊 ... it’s truly all fun though I am super excited to celebrate Christmas with that sweet baby boy of ours this year. .
Smiling on the outside, panicking on the inside. ✌︎ .
There’s a 50/50 chance y’all are chill af or in panick mode folks. .
Reason being.... 9 days until Christmas! Like where did that come from all of a sudden?! .
Also I swear this is the last holiday truck pick until next year ✌︎.
Being a new mum, no matter if it's your first, second or third time can be a crazy rollercoaster ride of emotions. Magic one minute, overwhelming and stressful the next 😫
Did you know that post partum anxiety is actually more common than depression in new mums? Yet there isn't much awareness around it. We don't hear about the risks, the signs or the stories as much but it's real and very common 🤱
There can be a huge range of factors involved such as history of mental health issues, social isolation, lack of support, sleep deprivation etc. The most important thing you can do is talk to someone you trust and remember we all have our shit days/weeks/months. It doesn't mean you're a bad mum or that you don't love your little ones 🌻
So to all the mummas having a tough time you are doing an amazing job. Last week was a tough one for me and having my husband tell me this really turned my day around so now I'm telling you the same! 😊 #postpartumanxiety #maternalmentalhealth #itsoktonotbeok
My kids are growing so fast! It was just 2008 and they were 5 years old now they are 15! 😢
My son... he is funny, loving and I think my daughter and I can both agree he is the most aggravating person everrrr BUT he brings so much laughter to our little family. Lol I felt like posting him bc he is an a amazing young man who has been devoted to his education through out this entire school year. I don't have to tell him to do his work...he comes home and gets it done. All A student, respectable and full of love! He can be mad but if you ask for a hug he can't help but give you one! Lol Aggy as heck but you have a heart of gold.
#motherhood #kids #sons #kings
Heart melted! 🖤 These handsome little dudes are bundled in our Thick Knit Beanies and LB Flannels (restocking this week🙌🏼). .
PS- Don’t forget to shop the “HoHoHo30” SALE, ends tomorrow (12/17 11:59pm)! 🎄🎁
🥳HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTER ELI!!🥳
You’re TWO years old today!! How did time go by so fast!?
You’ve really shown me how different it is raising a boy haha and I absolutely LOVE it!!
You’re sisters have been obsessed with you since the day we found out you were to join our family.
I’m so grateful for the love and joy you bring to our family and I love how much of a mama’s boy you are 😘
I love you so much my Eli Connor and I am so grateful Heavenly Father blessed is with you and you picked us to be your family 💕
Happy birthday sweet boy!! Mama LOVES you!! 💕😘🥳🎉
#stayingstrongasmommy #motherhood #twoyearold #boy #happybirthday #iloveyou
9 months old! Harper, you continue to prove yourself as the easy going, portable baby! She happily goes along with whatever we do. I am starting to see a little bit of desire to keep up with the big kids, she wants to eat when we eat and baby food is for babies which she doesn’t seem to think she is anymore. Happy 9 months baby girl! We are excited to spend your first Christmas with you. 💗#9monthsold #harperezri #baby #babiesofinstagram #motherhood #momlife
In the last two days I received 3 personal messages and 2 five star reviews from people who loved their shirts/raglans/sweatshirts! Y'all, this absolutely makes my day!! 😘 Thank you to all of our happy customers! We do our best to provide quality products with designs that you love! If you have purchased anything from us, I would love to feature you on our page! 😊 👚👕⚓ #lovemycustomers #originaldesigns #mimisstudio #mimistshirtboutique
You may have heard the term ‘accidental parenting’ which implies that you, the parents, have inadvertently caused (or will cause) your baby to have sleeping difficulties if you encourage ‘bad habits’ such as letting your baby fall asleep in your arms or not following a strict feeding and sleep routine.
The truth is, there is no accident about how you feel when your baby calms and dozes in your arms, opening heavy eyelids to meet your gaze then perhaps giving a tiny smile before his eyes flutter shut again with delicate lashes resting against little pink cheeks, his warm body snuggled next to your own. Nor is it a sign of weakness or indulgence on your part that you can’t resist your baby’s cries to be soothed to sleep. Rather, it is due to what scientists call the ‘chemistry of attachment’.
This is a massive hormonal upheaval that begins during pregnancy, ensuring that you and your baby are chemically primed to fall in love when you meet each other face-to-face or rather, skin-to-skin, at birth. It is nature’s insurance that your baby will signal for exactly the care she needs to grow and thrive and that your strong connection with her will help you understand and meet these needs as she adapts to the world outside the womb.
Words by @pinkymckay1
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“To the end of Love" by @rebecca_leveille_guay
❤️ Thank you, @amandachianelli
✨ #breastfeedingart #breastfeeding #breastsleeping #cosleeping #motherhood #love #breastmilk #postpartum
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Won these too 🙈 we’ve truly been so lucky. Now bubba has swimmers for next summer! Thank you @littletoggs
, we love them and can’t wait to take our little man to the beach. Let’s hope this mummas body bounces back
The sweetest crooked smile.
Being her mom is so much fun! She’s got the goofiest personality and is a total trouble maker. I can’t wait to see where her strong personality takes her in the future.
Just in time for all those #newyearsresolutions
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My heart is overjoyed. A friend of mine once wrote about how each child filled a void she didn’t know she had and I can say after having my second I see exactly what she meant. There is just something so incredible and humbling about carrying a child. Alhamdulillah for this second child that’s made our hearts even fuller. Love our little girls 🥰 #allahumabarik
To all of our new followers: thank you for joining us! We are so excited to kick off these next few months of fundraising, and can’t wait to get to know everyone in the Houston community as well as within our own National Angels family. .
For everyone who is new to our mission: Houston Angels strives to support foster children and their families through programs that focus on (1) intentional giving, (2) relationship building, and (3) mentorship. .
Children in the foster care system have walked a difficult path. They have struggled with abuse, neglect, lack of stability, and a lot of emotional challenges. These children, as well as the families who graciously open their homes to them, need our collective support. .
As a supporter of Houston Angels, you will enable us to show up for our local families who have been called to foster. You will help us provide foster children with the consistent love and attention they so desperately need, which will empower them to go on and live happy, healthy lives. And you will help us rally the Houston community together in an effort to make this difference ✨ Please visit the link in our bio to donate towards our fundraising goal, which will make our chapter official and launch these very special programs.
The average women puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her skin everyday.
60% of what we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bodies.
The FDA requires no premarket testing for cosmetics!
Europe has much stricter laws on chemicals allowed in products used by humans than the U.S and over 1000 chemicals are banned overseas but are still allowed here.
These products are banned because they are known carcinogens, neurotoxins, and endocrine disrupters.
Knowing all this I could not continue to use the makeup I had been up until this point. And guys I loved my beauty box subscription!
I am so happy that young living has makeup that is free of dangerous toxins. I am so happy that I have an option! And I am so happy that I have amazing quality makeup that does not affect my health!
It was a bedhead and pj type of day as we finally managed to decorate the tree! It's all sorts of wonky with branches sticking out here and there, leaning sideways, and a very bare backside... but as Edgar said "it's beautiful guys! We did a good job decorating the Christmas tree!!" 🎄
She partied her little heart out last night at a Christmas Formal! My feet hurt, but it was so worth it! It’s seriously the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄🎄🎄