The Yoga of Motherhood
Motherhood requires a strength you never knew you had, but it has
always been there, under the surface, just waiting to reveal itself.
With practice and patience, you hone your skills, gaining
confidence along the way.
As you focus on nurturing this life you’ve created, your lens expands
beyond yourself. Then, in time, after feeling like you've strayed from
your own path, you recognize the importance of redirecting your focal
point back towards yourself.
Your inner voice chimes in saying "You matter", "You are strong" and
"You've got this" even when you have no idea how. You just do. Because, you're Mom.
The commitment required to grow, birth and nurture your baby teaches
you that we're also committed to our own growing. With each child and
each season, we're born into new versions of ourselves.
Motherhood reveals to us that the lessons are constant. Learning to
fall is part of the process. Striving to execute this new role with
perfection is pointless and frankly, boring (or so I'm telling myself).
You'll look back with fondness or complete amazement at what you've
worked through and how you've grown along with your child(ren).
Your body will change in the most miraculous and terrifying ways.
Throughout this metamorphosis, you will work hard to embrace this new and improved version of yourself. "Bouncing back" is impossible because ✨time moves forward and so must we✨
There is blood, sweat and tears, and somehow we fall even more in love
each moment. This journey of self-discovery is the most powerful
practice you'll ever commit to. Every milestone, big or small, is
important and worth celebrating.
When you feel like you're the only one struggling, who doesn't know
what to do or how to do it, trust that you're not alone. Besides making boo boos disappear with magical kisses, moms are pros at supporting each other. The power of our sisterhood is strong.
This is my yoga. Thanks for being a part of my tribe. 🙏🏼
Tag a sister 😘💕💕💕
Happy 9 months (7.5 Months adjusted) to my little man. You can see why I call him my little man, he acts so mature ☺️. You are 80th percentile in height. You have 2 teeth and 2 more coming in. You say mama, dada and nana. You love bananas and baby cookies as well as water. You won’t stop trying to crawl, can’t keep you on your back at all. You are a silly little funny guy who loves to laugh and babble. And apparently you are really into leaves 🍁 love you my little mr.man
Y’all know this too 🤷🏼♀️🤣
Quick pit stop at TJ’s and my girl always wants alllllll the flowers just like her mama! 🌷🌼💐🌻🌸🌺 If you haven’t been recently, they have all the fall things: pretty pumpkins and pumpkin flavored everything!!
Recently, motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday. They don’t think about tomorrow....They just EXIST in the moment 💛 #mamasboy
This little guy puts up with a lot sometimes, he’s expected to share with his sister even if she’s being difficult, if she hits him he’s not allowed to retaliate as she’s ‘ the baby’ I’m constantly telling him to act responsibly as his sister will copy, I mean he’s only 6 I’m nearing 40 and don’t manage it most of the time. Then this morning I yelled at him as he had failed to tell me his sister had de-robed ( again 🙄) after another disastrous potty training moment. What I had failed to see in my rage was that he had cleaned his teeth, got his book bag and got in the car ! Arhhhhhh Cook you cockwomble ☹️
So The Boy may have got some extra sweets tonight and was allowed to stay up a bit later and I’m staying up tonight to paint card board boxes green in the hope they will resemble his beloved mine craft characters so he can have the best blooming birthday party this weekend. He deserves it , he will always be the eldest child and with that title comes great responsibility ( I sound like Spider-Man) but he will always be my baby and I’m super proud of him 😘❤️🍪
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MAC Makes Music's Baby JAM
When? 19 Sep – 24 Oct 10am-10.45am
How long? 6 weeks for £24
Who for? babies 6 – 24 months
MAC Makes Music's Baby JAM is an exciting opportunity for parents/carers and their babies to come together to make and enjoy music with others. This inclusive course is aimed at babies and young children with and without additional needs (including but not limited to; physical disability, learning disability, autism, sensory impairment). These relaxed sessions will involve approximately 30 minutes of creative music making activities led by a professional musician with the remaining time for parents and children to socialise, free flow with instruments and play.
Bed time twinning in their @disney
PJs from @primark
!! Who else struggles to take the perfect pic of their kids 😩😂 swipe left to see 3 of my 124567889999 takes 🤣
Tiny hands exploring the world. 🍂 Kids touch anything and everything using their hands, faces, mouths. As adults we seem to rely so much less on our sense of touch. Not sure if we’re more intelligent or missing out on experiencing the world in a more tactile way, but for now I’m content watching him interact with the world this way.
count down is well and truly on!! 🌟 ALL these amazing businesses under one roof... time to shop til you drop!! 🛍🍰Plus stuff to do for the kids including animal petting 🐰and messy play activities! It’s not ticketed or exclusive this event is for EVERYONE please pop in, say hi and have some fun!! PLUS there’s 50 #free
goodie bags too 😉(@cherrybooboo_uk @littleelfin
This activity just had to stay in colour. I always want to get the paints out in the kitchen but the thought of him crawling off and the dog getting involved puts me right off. So when I saw this on Pinterest last week I was so keen to give it a go, and it went down a treat. It took him a while to warm to it but as soon as he realised it was messy he was right in there! Ideal, hosed him down after ready for tea!
My heart melts into a puddle whenever she rests her curly head on me like this. 😭 PLZ DONT GROW UP
This little booger is loving Preschool! He loves learning with his buddies and coming home with stories about all the fun he has at @mustard_seed_preschool
! Homeschooling will always be my heart, but I’ve learned so much about my kid’s personalities and their needs that change through the years. All kiddos are different. Liam is the most social human being I know and Preschool is exactly what he needed this year!
He’s even named our chickens Mars, Venus and Saturn. 🐓 And Sarah.
He’s so smart and random!
ESSENTIALS (especially the teething toy from @little__nz
right now. molars. need I say more).
We’ve had a rough couple of days so some R&R is much needed around this house. .
just dropped their fall collection and I’m losing it over this adorable hat 😍
Life continues to teach me that I know very little. When I am finally in a place where I feel that I've really come to understand something, or things become predictable, something happens to bring me to my knees. To humble me. To teach me yet another lesson. This journey, so far, has been a series of lessons. Some have been sweet, others painful.
Self-doubt, worry, stress over the lack of control in situations begins to creep in. On the hardest days you wonder if you can even carry the weight, and as a mother it sometimes feels like the weight of the world, but the truth is, you do it. You've been doing it and you can. We are much stronger than we know, and like a baby just learning how to walk, we get up and try again.
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You know it’s a good teether toy when your baby rushes to put it on himself!
I swear teething is one of the absolute worst phases of life! Parenting life too! My poor baby is getting two molars and two other teeth all at the same time and I can’t tell you how much relief we’ve both had with the Munch Mitt Teether!
The secure adjustable strap makes it perfect in being a hands free option for parents and easy hand to mouth access for baby! As soon as I opened the box, my little Bashtin had his full attention on this crinkle noised, bright patterned teether toy! #munchmitt #buddybib #teething #teether #sponsored
Up close and personal with my sweet prince last spring, when he fit comfortably in my arms and didn't wriggle to explore things on the ground. Fast forward to fall, and he has changed so, incredibly, much. Climbing furniture, opening drawers, and socializing seems to be the stage we are currently in. But tomorrow, it could be a different stage. I just love him so much. My current struggle (but what I know is his strongest asset), is his thirst for movement and exploration--which means, he is not okay with diaper changes, quiet time, sitting in one place, or being held. This little boy wants to run free. I feel as though my daily struggle is between giving him space and stimulating his curiosity. But those diapers changes... mamas, how do you deal? I can only snap a cloth diaper upside down for so many seconds before it completely goes crooked and needs to be re-fastened. Any advice, holler at me.
Do you want more kids?
I get asked that often because I have two boys.
My response has always been the same. Yes, if I have the funds I would love to add one more + I still have things I still want to do.
I always get the look that says, “your a selfish mother”.
What I’ve realized is that I’ll be judged if I give a different response. So I stay loyal to myself, my dreams, and my kids.
Let myself continue to dream.
Let my dreams continue to lead me.
Let my kids have a role model that shows them that your dreams never die.
Here at Macey + Mae we’re working on fall designs and prepping for our new bundle of joy. Our fall shirts are the perfect staple piece for your closet! They’re soft, relaxed, and can fit any body type. The best part is, the design is directly printed onto the shirt so no vinyl is used. 🎉 This means our products are longer lasting. These will be released soon. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Mindset is everything. I’m on the 2B mindset program and it’s changed the way I eat, the way I look at dieting and I can’t tell you how much happier I am. Let me help you get started with positive thinking and an easy way to look at nutrition that so many are losing weight on daily. Reach out for more info. 💕
exploring with your little adventurer has never been easier! #adaptandsurvive
your parenting day like the @syarifs
with our parade carrier; your little one loves being up high to enjoy the view and you can get around comfortably, keeping your hands-free!
Yesterday was one of the last warm days in Calgary. 🌞 This summer has passed so quickly, and I’m suddenly feeling like I have to enjoy every last drop of warmth left. So yesterday I rocked a crop top & brightly painted nails. 💅🏻💅🏻
I love Autumn, when all the trees turn the most vibrant, beautiful colours. At least that’s a consolation with the dropping temperatures!