I came down to the kitchen to do some work because I woke up early and Dash come down to help me. He is still all rumpled and crumpled from bed and smells of Digestive biscuits. He is still wearing the shirt he made at school yesterday because yes, of course I was that parent who forgot they were all supposed to be dressed in spotty clothes for Children in Need #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #kitchen #momentsofmine #myson
It’s 2am and I’m wide awake - not because my baby is wide awake - but because I can’t turn my brain off. my daughter is turning one in less than a month and my emotions consume me. I remember this day like it was yesterday and yet, at the same time, it seems eons ago. The days are so long but the months have flown by. Where has this past year gone? My first year of motherhood - I look back and it’s all a blur. The beginning of this journey felt more like survival mode than anything else but I’m constantly wondering if there is more I should be doing? Constantly concerned with whether or not I’m spending enough time with her as a working mom. Hoping and praying that that I’m guiding her down the right path. Motherhood is nothing and everything like what I imagined. It’s a life full of worry, wonder, self doubt, and guilt but it is also a world full of joy, blessings, and an abundance of love. It is a new learning experience each and every day and I feel honored having been chosen by my daughter to be her mother. #motherhooddiaries #latenightmotherhoodthoughts #motherhood #latenightthoughts #motherdaughter #motherhoodtruths #ig_motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #alexamariephotography
Saturday arvo well spent. Bit of gardening, few more seeds planted, bit of relaxing im the sun. #slowandsimpledays
are the best.
Wow, what a day! 6 hours of Ballet concert cuteness. See stories for pics. So proud of my ballerinas. But now it’s time for this *dance mom* to have an apres concert drink! 🍸
Fresh out... now she can sit up, crawl, walk & run. She doesn't have a dummy or a bottle, she can sleep through the night & use a spoon. She has been mimicking animal noises, sounds the girls make & words like mummy, daddy, juice, stop, teddy & dog.
Yesterday she said "NO" for the first time. I was thrilled, laughed & gave her a hug saying big girl.... She is so independent, strong willed & knows what she wants at the tender age of 18 months....
I've now come to the realisation that this is going to be her favourite word 😩😳😅😅😂🙈🦁❤
#newborn #baby #babiesofinstagram #winter #mumandbaby
Happy Saturday you lovely lot!
I’ve seen that some people have already got their Christmas trees up 🎄 are you someone that already has yours up or are you waiting until the 1st of December to get yours up? I have a battle with Tommy every year as he thinks the first weekend in December is too early, lucky for me I’m the one that puts it up so it’s going up the weekend after next and I can’t wait! I need to get some new decorations this year though because of the mustard lounge....any suggestions on the best place to buy them??
Mother Nature has music for those who listen 🐦🌿✨
| World Prematurity Day | Today is World Prematurity Day 💜
It's hard to fully understand what goes on behind the doors to the NICU and what it means to have a premie unless you've been there. The milestones you focus on reaching are very different to those of a newborn - the day they come off oxygen, the day you get to hold them, the day they get to come home, their due date. 1 in 7 babies are born premature in South Africa. The financial costs are astounding and I am grateful everyday to have access to private health care. the Newborns Trust do truly phenomenal work here in South Africa. Wear purple today to show your support for this incredibly important cause - it's one that's very close to my heart 💜
#worldprematurityday #purpleforpreemies #prematurebaby #nicumom #nicubaby #premie #35weeks #nicugraduate #awareness #newbornstrust
Black and white ! Candid moment! Winters are here... So layer as much as u can and get cozy... Wear all ur overly fitted clothes and flaunt them now. It's the time when u can use ur bful though skimpy dresses well with a short cardigan and stockings and boots and kimonos and shawl shrugs and jackets and what not !!! Hahaha.. happy winters 😎😍🌲 #indianmomblogger #instamom #motherhoodunplugged #momofson #mommyblogger #relationshipgoals
Ooooo the sun is out - one sec, let me just get my sunnies on then!!! 😎
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Toddler (n.) : Emotionally unstable pint-sized dictator with the uncanny ability to know exactly how far to push you toward utter insanity before reverting back to a lovable creature.
Exceptionally protective over playdough cookies, see stories
#loveyouso #bigemotions #toddlers #thisistwo
I thought it might be fun to do a Friday introduction— since I’ve never officially done one before!
Yes, it’s my real name... my parents were hippies in the ‘70’s.
I love to cook. Ina Garten is my fav.
Mad Men is my other favorite. I worked in entertainment marketing for 7 years before I had kids, and it was a lot like working in a 1960’s ad agency. Fun & crazy.
I’ve been married to a fun and quirky guy for the past 15 years, and we have two fun and quirky kids together.
We live in the Los Angeles area and we’ve been homeschooling for 7 years!
My son is obsessed with classical music 🎶 and my daughter is obsessed with classical dance 💃🏽. Add in my love of modern art and we have a very creative home life.
Other things I’m obsessed with... coffee, the beach, and classic rock.
☕️ 🌊 🎤
In the last year we’ve seen Paul Simon, ELO, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and 🌏 💨 🔥.
There’s nothing like hearing your favorite bands in person, and seeing great art in person... it’s the best!
Now tell me about YOU!
#creativekids #kidsactivities #playandlearn #montessorikids #365homeschool #classicaleducation #classicalconversations #learningathome #unschool #magicofchildhood #creativemamas #motherhoodunplugged #childledlearning #secularhomeschool #hiphomeschoolmoms #invitationtocreate #arthistorykids #artedg #wildandfreechildren #thatsdarling #pursuepretty #parentinglikewoah #momsofinstagram #kidsofinstagram #kidsart #kidsartclassn #charlottemason #homeeducation #homeschoolcollective #motherhoodrising
My name is Jacey Aw Kai Yuan <區凱源>. I’m 6 days old, I love milk, I love to snooze and please don’t disturb me when I’m chilling out... or else... 哈哈哈哈 ！👶🏻
I'm soooo like "Thank God It's Friday" 😧
Turning my back on allll of this week's heartaches, bad situations and stupid people that have been on my road.
Seriously. How can 5 little days be so full with drama? 😣
Anyway, as I'm getting prepared to spend some time with my fellow ladies (Friday night woop woop 🍹) I'm soooo glad to announce that my first English blog article is now online on the blog!
Of course it's about motherhood and it has a French touch to it 💁
But I hope that you really like it as much as I loved writing it thinking about my English speaking mama crew out there ❤
If you want to have a peek and tell me in the comments I'll be happy to share more with you 😊
Enjoy your Friday mamas 😉
Pic 📷 @eden.mphotography
Oh hey, say hi to our friend here 😉 @annenbergspace #photoark
We highly recommend this little exhibition. We had a lot of fun, and made lots of animal friends 😄🐘🦍🦏🐃
I hear a lot about fellow friends and soon-to-become parents about the idea of spoiling your baby with too much care. You may have heard things like “Don’t carry your baby, they’ll get used to it”, “Don’t rock the crib or they’ll never fall asleep on their own”, “Don’t come to them the moment they cry or they’ll take advantage of you” - you get the idea. •
I have a completely different mindset about it and here is why:
During the first year a child goes through the insane amount of leaps and development. They learn how to function both physically and mentally, while trying to navigate the emotional stability. During this time they learn to trust this world. That in the moment when things feel scary and uncertain - someone will be there for them. •
Through this trust they gain confidence, and then with confidence they grow independence.
It’s the lack of connection, the lack of reliability that makes children want to never let their parents go and be constantly attached. •
(P.S. there are also other causes of extra attachment, like complex labour, but that’s a completely different story and gets solved separately. Mostly kids outgrow it by a certain age, but there are some techniques that help in those cases). // #parentingtips
Hi my name is Diana and I am addicted to shoes 🤭 😍
The season is here where I get to get out all of my favorite pairs, like these I got from @Kohl
’s last year!
The place I find he beat gems though is @rossdressforless
🤷🏼♀️ If you have a favorite place to score cute boots please let me know! Also if you have clever storage ideas 💕 .
#boots #shoeaddict #fallishere
Just got my new superfoods in the mail & it’s called greenberry & it’s super delicious 😋
What better way to spend my Friday night than being at home with my golden bear? & drinking on my superfoods that’s equivalent to 5 salads 🌿
I was going to write about something I had planned out but what’s better than just instead of planning things out you just live in this very moment & take a moment to just not worry about what the future holds
Yesterday I felt defeated and just wanted to throw in the towel and give everything up
Last night I told my husband I’m going to wake up early and just be positive. Today I did just that, I got my workout in before anything, I got over my fears and took Chandler to Coronado to enjoy the dog beach with him, then I lost my iPhone and instead of freaking out and telling myself today is going to be just like any other day... I was calm. I knew God was with me every second of the way
I ended up finding my phone and then we got in the car and the song came on, “Tell the devil not today.” I knew right then and there that God is with me and He will not forsake me
I know that the devil is seeing me grow in so many ways and he just wants to take it all away... but you know what I’ve learned TELL THE DEVIL NOT TODAY
So I guess my point is sometimes life will feel like it’s crashing down but it’s when it feels like crashing down is when you become stronger because you know you can handle anything coming at ya if you just trust in Him & cast your worries onto Him
Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow worry about itself. Focus on today. The present. Enjoy this moment. Because this very second is a moment you won’t ever get back again ✨
Today marks the day I became a mom!
Twelve years ago barely able to walk into the hospital, dialated at a 7. Ayden started off my mom journey with a bang. Coming out with cord around his neck, purple and blue. Oxygen mask for me, a room full of doctors and I just remember looking at Jackson and saying “go save our boy, don’t leave him”. 💕 He was a fighter then and is a fighter today. No matter what asd quirk or challenge he is confronted with he has continued to find ways to grow with it. He is the leader of our pack. Sweetest soul, funny, smart, talented and caring. I could go on and on. Happy birthday my baby boy! (I was under strict instructions from Ayden that I couldn’t post until after 2:56 😜)
#happybirthday #firstborn #boymom
sweeter each day🤗