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My face kinda says it all right now 😂 I’m a people pleaser, I want to be like-able. It’s the recovering perfectionist in me. •
But I’m also a Christian, and if you have followed me or know me for any length of time that’s not a surprise. •
I did a live this morning and got into some great conversation with some people about Christ, dating, etc. it came somewhat naturally, but the enemy shook me and made me so self conscious about my words and speaking so openly about what I believe. One on one, I’m not afraid to be bold about being a Christian, and having some probably counter cultural based on what scripture says. But on a live! With people I don’t know watching! That was scary. But it was really good to get out of my comfort zone. •
All this to say, if you follow me, you might hear some of my heart on here for Christ, & if you know me in real life...that’s just a part of who I am, a BIG part. But I’m also “normal” 😂 I like a good glass of wine, I yell at my kids, I love a good episode of Vanderpump Rules to mindlessly wind down, I like makeup and clothes, not every single friend of mine is a believer and I still LOVE THEM desperately. •
Maybe this is just what I needed to remind myself 😂 that it’s okay to be bold, and getting out of your comfort zone stretches you. Where are you being bold currently? How are you being stretched? Where is God growing you? I love that this space can be a place for sharing life, but also sharing some really intentional things too!
Had a conversation with addeline today that really sparked some thoughts.
She was getting herself dressed and was super excited because her cousins were coming over. She was rushing to put her arm in her shirt and got so frustrated when it kept getting caught. I went to help her , she was pulling one way. I was pulling another. I told her “ stop trying to rush it. Slow down and it will go on easily. “
That hit me. Of course not in the moment , but I’m a big reflector and man was that moment powerful.
I feel like so many of us get caught up in this rush. This feeling of I have to get this and this done by this and this date , otherwise I’m a failure. We are constantly trying to finish this crazy race before others. Who can graduate first , get their degree first , buy a house first , be successful first , start a family first. I just don’t get it. Why do we put these time limits on things ?
We are pulling one way and God is pulling at us from another. We are trying to do our thing and get what we think is in our best interest done. While God is over here like , if you just slow down a minute it will be so much easier. So much better, so much painless.
So why don’t we slow down? Why don’t we enjoy and simply live in what we know is coming. You absolutely can attract whatever it is you want. When you live as if you know what is coming, you can take it all in.
Your souls deepest desires are available to you. It’s just up to you to believe that and lean into that.
The face you make when you reach your order limit again! Thank you to all my customers for another amazing week 🙌 🙌 See you Monday!
Because that ship has sailed.
Steak is a weekly occurrence at our house and I am so not complaining🙌🏽
Sitting and thinking about what a great day I had today. My mother in law and I took the kids on the train and it was clearly a hit based on that smile on Tad's face. We then got back to town and walked around, just enjoying each other's company. •
This is huge. I'm a slight workaholism, and perfectionist (a flaw of mine), and it's easy for me to continue to find reasons to work, or keep myself busy. When I worked away from home I would stay super late making sure things were perfect! Well, I'm here to tell you, the world didn't end! Crazy I know. I got to enjoy some unplugged time with my family, and since I decide my schedule, didn't have to stress about putting things off. A goal of mine to be better about spending more unplugged family time, and work on my workaholic self. •
Now we are finishing the night with hubby home from work, and a lovely family steak dinner. Everyone is happy, in a great mood, and it's just so nice to all be around one another enjoying family time. •
Hope you all enjoy your Friday night!!
She sure loves the outdoors, bucket and spade check!
The first hike I can remember happened on this trail. My mama and dad took my brother and I here on several occasions as children. What a delight to share memories with my own crew as we follow the path I walked so many years ago. I’m so thankful for an outdoor life as a child. Trees and woods, beaches, fields, and island life. It doesn’t get any better. Thanks mama and dad for such fond memories and instilling that love for nature. ❤️
Each year the university I work for asks students to ponder the question from Mary Oliver's poem The Summer Day. "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" As a career coach, I'm particularly smitten with this question. Your career is a part of you, it's how you choose to spend upwards of 40 hours of your life each week. It's where you put so much of yourself - body, mind, soul. It's how you make a living, but wouldn't it be beautiful it was also how you were making a life? How are you planning on making that happen?
As a mom, I'm smitten with this question too. These little people I've created. The people who created me. The partner I choose to walk through life with. How am I choosing to spend the precious time I have with them? Am I taking my one shot at getting it right, and giving it everything I have? Am I teaching my children to do the same?
This is what we have. Right here. Right now. One wild and precious life. Tell me, what do you plan to do with it?
Thank you for sharing your gift, Mary Oliver (1935 - 2019)
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Reading with your children builds connection. It brings you together, focused on the books, laughing and learning. Young children are learning around 100 words a day, if they have access to that many new words. Reading is an excellent way to expose them to new words and vocabulary.
Reading is also a wonderful way to engage in imaginary play. You can make up your own stories, describe what characters are feeling or doing and let your child decide where the story goes.
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This ones mostly for the mamas and the papas ✌🏼Working on my first tutorial video on taking self portraits and getting in the frame with your family. Edited with my own preset on my phone, I don’t have an exact date that I’m releasing them but soon! 🌿✨
When you need to lug ALL OF THE THINGS 🙌🏼 the best part? These break down almost completely flat when not in use! Convenient and so useful - how do you stack your CleverCrates?!
This excites me greatly. Slowly getting the house neat and organized. It's definitely a bit of a challenge with two under two.
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Why can’t I look this good with a double chin?
Happy Friday, friends! Just wanted to show my face and tell y’all how thankful I am that you are following me on this business (and mom life) journey! When I got home today, I put my camera on the self-timer, propped it up on my dock, and captured some new photos. I think my daughter thought I was crazy because I was laughing at nothing and smiling at my camera with no one behind the lens. 🤷♀️ Anyone else feel awkward in front of the camera when you’re the only one in the photo?? There are so many things to think about like what to do with your hands, how to pose your body in the most flattering way, and despite feeling awkward, making sure you don’t look awkward! I’m so used to telling all my clients how to pose, but when I’m trying to pose myself, it seems so much more difficult! 😂
In other news, my sister-in-law and I spent the morning capturing photos of my niece and two daughters for our Valentine’s Day Minis and I can’t wait to announce those in the next few days! Our girls were just the cutest models and I never want them to grow up! Stay tuned for all the details about the mini sessions and have a fabulous weekend! ❤️ #browniebitesphoto #choosebrowniebites #sweetmemoriesservedfresh #selfportrait
These are my favorite kind of Friday nights 💕
Now that Remy is a toddling adventurer, we don't have moments like these very often. Even though he still nurses at night, he rarely nurses to sleep and will point to his crib when he's ready for bed. But sometimes, the stars align and my little boy nestles against my neck and our hearts are beating as one again. It's moments like these that I will always treasure while life swiftly passes us by.
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Friday + 3 day weekend = 🙌🏻 • We are expecting MORE snow tomorrow. ❄️⛄️
9 weeks Earthside my sweet tiny little blossom. Your first little coos have brightened up our days. Your sweet tiny smile and noises are beyond cute. Hearing you try to talk to me telling me stories is my favourite yet by far little moments with you. I feel so blessed to be your Mama Florence Coco. I know you’ve had a hard little start. But just look at how much we love you and how much happiness you have brought into our home. We took her to get checked for a lip tie yesterday hoping for it to be a no. We left a little overwhelmed she might have more than we expected. They think it’s a upper lip tie, posterior tongue tie, and both cheeks. Our breastfeeding journey has so been difficult. But with a hell of a lot of hard work and persistence we have been able to nourish her with both a bucket load of breast milk and formula. She’s finally putting on weight. It’s not quiet enough yet but she’s getting there. And it’s worth celebrating 🎉I’ve found I’ve been holding back on posting some photos of her purely because she’s so skinny it breaks my heart and I don’t want any negative comments because I know I’m doing everything I can to get her weight right. And although she may be little she is still so beautiful. The past week is her first week of putting on a bit more weight and the stress and worry that has come with this I can’t quiet explain. I know Instagram has a funny way of making everything look blissfully easy but I’ve hardly managed. My beautiful husband, family, friends and even you all on here have been flowering me with so much love and light. There is some perfect and magic moments in between the hard days and trust me I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible. But when you’re running on about 3 hours broken up sleep and feeding, pumping, bottles, sterilising and endless screaming. It’s ok if some days I just don’t. It’s ok to break down. You are their world and sometimes that means you cant get anything done. You might still be in your pj’s, washing up to your eyeballs, mountains of dishes piled up, dirty floors and you feel completely exhausted but please know somedays we all have the same crappy days and yo are enough. A million times over ENOUGH💜
Turns out I left more than just my heart in LA... I also left my wallet and watch! I had to cancel all my cards. 🤦🏻♀️ Gotta go to the DMV next week to get a new licence which is always a blast, right? Absent-mindedness level 100!
In other news, Jude’s re-adjusting slowly to being back at school. Charlie’s doing pretty well too, I’ll give a more detailed update soon. And if you missed it, my book All Across The Spectrum is available for pre-order. Link in bio! ❤️
😍😍😍 Another beautiful order from our Etsy shop!
can you guys believe that Levi is going to be ONE in a couple of months? 😭🤯 #babyfever
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Beau is in the thick of teething! He popped his two bottom teeth a couple months ago. In the past few weeks he has been chewing on his fingers like crazy and drooling everywhere! Now the poor boy is congested and sick and I feel terrible for him.
Any remedies that helped your little one through teething?
He will not take a pacifier and is still a beginner in eating solids but we are open to all the tricks please! #teethingsucks
My breakfast buddies 🍳 🥞 it was french toast for diego and cheerios for catalina es you can tell by the few that are on the floor haha🤷🏼♀️
👠 Girl... You've got the world at your feet 💃🏼 This time last year, if you'd told me I'd be in NYC with my bestie i wouldn't have believed it for a minute.
Broke, lonely & having a bit of an identity crisis in the new stage of my life; motherhood.
I adore my babies... but I also love my friends, my career & travelling... You can have it all. Nobody will stop you but yourself... Work hard, Play Hard 💛 Its not the end... Darling it's only the beginning 😘