RUB A DUB DUB - Halloween style 👽💦
Alright, alright - granted, some people might not be into the whole oil-pit thing but for us the Lush’s new Halloween collection’s DA 💣 DIGGITY, it’s so freakin’ awesome & it smells deliciously good too 👻🖤
Nothing makes me happier when I get to be the storyteller to this beautiful couple in their journey not only becoming husband & wife but now as Mummy & Daddy. I’m so excited to meet this wee one soon. Thank you so much for coming all this way for me to be your photographer xxx
2 ème tentative de la purée à la cuillère. .
Mais c’est la première fois où l’on peut dire qu’il y en a eu plus dans son bidou cas côté 🤣
Nouvelle technique: comme Lylou à que 4 mois elle ne tient pas assez longtemps droite dans sa chaise haute, alors je la prends dans mes bras, ça lui fait moins de changement qu’avec le biberon 🍼. .
Conclusion on avance dans la bonne voie 🤗
Purée de la marque @hipp
pomme de terre haricot vert
Sans conservateur, sans colorants, sans épaississants, sans arômes ajoutés, sans sel ajoutés, sans gluten, sans œufs, sans arachide, sans produits laitiers CERTIFIÉ AGRICULTURE BIOLOGIQUE 🥔🥣
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I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to carry this guy with one arm! 💪
I need two hands or a very pronounced lean on a 45 degree angle to manage his four year old sister. 👧🏼
And then today, I held my 6 hour old nephew, fitting neatly in my forearm.
The days are long, but holy shit the years are fast! 💔
Hey look, I can still see my toes... just 🙊.
We have our final scan tomorrow to see just what this baby is up to in there.
I’m feeling pretty anxious about it all.
Gosh I hope this little guy has turned 🙏🏻.
Trying to just go with the flow (ha, anyone who knows me is laughing right now🤣).
Whatever will be will be, right?
Love your BOOBS mummas, no matter how pregnancy and breastfeeding have changed your them, they have nourished your little ones.
If you're breastfeeding, you need a wholesome snack that will lift your energy levels and support a healthy milk supply. Bonus points if you can eat it with one hand while cradling your milk drunk bub with the other. Find our Tanker Toppers, crackers or muesli via the link in our bio.
📸 : @planethiitu
collab with @evelynweigert
via our loves @mamabodytea
Suns finally out 🌞 time for some more adventures
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s Poppy is at kindy so it’s just me and this babe. Every week I make a mental list of things I will get done and every week I get maybe two things check off because this kid just wants mama cuddles 24/7 😂🙈
I have also reached the stage of sleep deprivation where I forgot to wear shoes to kindy pick up today and put my wallet in the fridge. Good times 💁🏻♀️😅
Daisy staying up close and personal in this gorgeous @wildbird
ringsling. I’ve put my first video in stories with a little demo on how to wear one 🤗 #wildbird #soawkiesthough
It’s a sleepy Tuesday morning over here we didn’t sleep that well last night 🙈 I’m off to training for a couple of hours this morning so daddy’s in charge ! Happy Tuesday !
Rise & shine - more like rise involuntarily when your toddler decides it’s morning and drink heaps of coffee 😴#mayyourcoffeebestrong
S T A Y C A L M . Y O U ‘ V E
G O T T H I S |
The past few days have been a real challenge for me. I have been my own worst enemy when it’s come to positive thoughts and reassurance.
When I turn my hand to something new I give it my all and sometimes I exhaust myself in the process. It’s taken me a few days to come back into the light again and I’m feeling a lot better about everything.
Mental health care is just as important as physical and it wasn’t until after having Ava did I realise this.
I feel like this is really the only space I can share everything and not be judged. So many of us are in the same boat and with that comes the unrelenting support. Thank you to all the mamas who messaged me, you’re words mean more than you know.
Birthday morning opening pressies... fair to say they were a total hit! We literally had to take her ‘baby’ & pram EVERYWHERE with us today☺️ #two
Following on from yesterday’s post, I wanted to share some activities that you can do with kids which support resilience.
1. Create a Bravery Journal. Include challenges overcome, instances which anxieties and worries were shared or discussed, undertaking or practicing new skills, and positive thinking regarding future challenges.
2. Actively look to build resilience together. It can really help children to know that their parents also have worries, challenges and things that they need to work on and it can be a really empowering experience to work through them together. Think about something which you both could benefit from; develop a new skill by taking a class together, volunteer together in your community, or nurture your respective friendships in a way that is transparent (+ discuss what being a good friend/in a healthy relationship means). Happy Tuesday, beautiful humans! ❤️✨
Boy have I been enjoying some of this lately. It can be a snack, it can be a meal, it passes as dessert. So quick and easy to digest and so hydrating. What are your tips for picking the perfect watermelon?
Today is a good day. I mean a really, really good day. You see, a year ago today my nan, Shaniah's great - grandma underwent an operation, she had breast cancer for a second time, her third cancer battle overall. .
She beat it, she always does but for a second I was worried. I was worried that she may not get to spend another year with us, worried that I wouldn't have someone to phone up whenever my days turn bad. I was angry that Cancer chose my nan for a third time. .
Thankfully my nan is a fighter and to celebrate Shaniah has made her a Victoria sponge (her favourite) and we are going to go and spend the morning letting her know just how proud we truly are of her. .
My nan had Cancer but Cancer never had my nan.
Spent the day in the country at my father in laws olive grove. Dawson met his Spanish Nanny for the first time (his great grandma on hubbies side). It was so special. I loved hearing her sing to him in Spanish and that he has this gorgeous culture around him.
Side note: this top and skirt is @cottonon
is bf friendly and comes in a bajillion prints 👍🏻
Just was going through our last family photo shoot while ordering some pictures from @mixtiles
(super simple app!) and was realizing how fast my girl is growing up.
I'm not sad because I am loving each new stage, but I find myself wondering at the end of each day if I soaked up the 'everyday' moments enough or fretted more over the spilled milk (literally 😂).
"The days can be long but the years are short." I have heard that saying over and over, and the older she gets, the more truth it holds.
Her sweet innocence and ability to find joy in the simplest things makes my heart swell. I'm thankful she teaches me to slow down and appreciate some of the littlest things, like....
Seeing a huge puffy cloud while walking to the mailbox.
Hearing birds chirp in the trees.
Snuggling up with a cozy blanket.
Or simply, holding a bunch of balloons 🎈🎈🎈
God knew how much I needed her exactly when I needed her. ❤
And to think He loves us even more....whew.
Thank you @carmen_walker
for capturing this sweet pic 😘. I'll treasure it forever.
‘So you mean I can’t actually eat the food Mum?’ 😂
My little chunk, you are clearly doing just fine on milk 😂 I was tempted not to crop this photo into a square and show off his wonderful chubby baby butt in all its glory but I know people get funny about these things and I tend to think that if I’m not sure whether or not to share a photo then I probably shouldn’t 🤷🏼♀️ I’ll definitely be keeping the full photo for the day that he brings a girlfriend home with him though! 🙌🏻 (I cant wait to be THAT mum!)
I’ve published a new blog post this morning called ‘To My Second Child’- I’d love to know if anyone can relate to it 👀 Link is in my bio as usual 💖
Who needs some more skincare in the beauty regime? I’m giving away one of @andalounaturals_au
best selling ranges age defying. The Fruit Enzyme Mask has been a favourite of mine 👌🏼
Giveaway inclusive of Cleansing Milk 178ml, Toning Refresher 178ml, Revitalize Serum 32ml, Perfecting Cream 50g, Night Repair Cream 50g and Fruit Enzyme Mask 50g
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3. Tag a friend. One entry per person
Keeping super easy and short!
Starts now and ends tomorrow night 9pm AEDT. Winner announced within 24hours
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I remember when Kennedy was the one in the pumpkin 🎃
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” ― Mother Teresa .
Motherhood can feel like a thankless job, and many of the things we do day in and day out may feel trivial and often go unnoticed. But it doesn't make your work as a mama any less important. We are raising a generation of world-changers, and that is no small thing. Even on the hardest days - you've got this, mama!💪
The Littlest Pumpkin in our Patch
When I say I am a non-diet health and body image coach, I get mixed reactions. Some people hear the words “non-diet” and say “ I need to work with you”, while others ask something along the lines of “Isn’t that an oxymoron, a non-diet health coach?”
And I get it... there was a point in time, not too long ago, when I would have probably said the same thing as the latter group. I thought that to pursue a healthy lifestyle you should be dieting. Then it changed to “clean eating” or pursuing a “healthy lifestyle “.
But these are just different terms for the same “dieting” behavior. Dieting is restricting food/food groups with the intention of weight loss.
Although dieting tends to be done with the goal of pursuing health, I have learned that it leads to unhealthy behaviors such as negative self talk, eating disorders, disordered eating, preoccupation with food and/or body.
Ironically, it has also been proven to result in weight gain long term because our bodies eventually adjust to compensate for the lack of food/food groups resulting in lower metabolism and fat storage.
If you want to pursue health I would encourage you to learn more about intuitive eating and Health At Every Size. These approaches put weight on the back burner and focus more on the actual behaviors that make you feel good, regardless of your size. This is not easy, especially if you have a number of years of dieting under your belt.
But we can all learn to turn inwards and listen to what our bodies are telling us, in terms of movement and exercise, yes, but also emotionally, mentally, spiritually. While dieting has one focus - on the physical, intuitive eating and HAES looks at health more holistically with the premise that health is not just about one’s size. We are more complex beings than that and there are so many other factors that play such an important role in our health and well being - emotional, mental, spiritual factors come into play as well
Learning about these 2 evidence- based approaches have really opened up my eyes, which is why I am no longer a weight loss coach but a strong advocate for this intuitive eating/HAES movement.
It’s a life changer!
Smiles all day every day ! @karley_obremski
Outfit : Juliet Romper
Ladies ! Make sure you check back in tomorrow- we have something exciting comming your way !!!
A little bit late posting this but Iris is 5 months old, and she is so close to full on crawling. She does the army crawl, baby plank, and downward dog. Haha!! #twelvemonthsofiris
I am still here because I refuse to let anything or anyone decide what I get to have. .
I am still here because I will not let a nightmare have power over my dreams.
I am still here because I didn’t allow the hard time to make me weak. I willed it to make me STRONG. 🖤
I love freebies, and I love citrus oils so October pretty much just became my favorite month even more. I mean I can finally drink hot coffee so it was already pretty amazing, hard to top that but dōTERRA did 😂
You can get a free Iris Diffuser and the three free citrus oils by placing a $200pv order anytime this month (max of four). This is for new members and existing members in America and Canada.
Want the perfect home kit? Grab my Home Essentials Kit which comes with the top ten oils and a full size diffuser, paired with the freebies and my exclusive welcome box you will be set to use your oils well and stay healthy! Keep reading for some uses for those oils too!
• Red Mandarin is amazing for clear skin, cleaning surfaces, may help balance moods and is very sweet smelling.
• Kumquat has a calming effect on the body, it is cleansing to the skin and home, it can help with focus and is soothing due its levels of alpha-Pinene. Kumquat also has antioxidants making it great for internal use.
• Clementine supports immune and cardiovascular health when used internally, it is soothing to anxious feelings and supports a healthy gastrointestinal system.
Send me a message for details and to reserve you welcome box! I only have a couple left!
& of course I have to end the night with our last bear photo....for a year.
Jack spent his birthday at San Diego Zoo & safe to say he’s as much an animal lover as his parents.
The Celine Romper 😍 for days when you just an extra layer of warmth ... and style of-course ! Available in sizes 0-24 mos . On the site now , just click the link in our BIO ☝️
They grow so fast! Love the ginger moccs paired with a onesie and hat. Always a favorite combo. Thanks for sharing @lauracsrogers
NATURAL BEAUTY// Completely obsessed with these Pampas Grasses and all of the other beautiful pieces of Fall that are everywhere right now. Nothing short of spectacular with stunning colours, sunny skies and lots of pumpkin everything! We love all things natural over here and our @ativoskincare
magnesium oil restock is happening soon! pc: @pinterest
We are on the lookout for Brand Rep for our beautiful nursing scarves!
To enter: See original post in our fees and follow the instructions.
Good luck xx
She is the best helper, the best sister, the best daughter, and my best friend. 💗
I’ve got something really vulnerable and awesome up on the blog: I finished Theodore’s birth story this evening. “To be honest it wasn’t what we planned and sometimes I wonder if the way things went were part of the reason I had PPD so badly - especially at the beginning. I suppose I’ll never know for sure. What I do know is there is healing in writing out this story, maybe even a little hope. So here goes ours. Warning: it’s a long one so maybe plan for a cup of something nice to sip and a pee break in the middle.” Link is in my profile to read the whole story. #theodoreonyx #postpartumdepression #rawmotherhood
The kids behind the brand 💕 les enfants qui sont l’inspiration derrière notre vision...
Bump Date: 7 Days until my due date! 39 Weeks today and I cannot believe this precious journey is coming to an end. I am honestly going to miss this belly and feeling all those little kicks and hiccups from the inside but boy can I not wait to meet you on the outside! I am not going to miss the backaches and waddlin and having to pee every 5 minutes (to name a few)! Lol but It seems like this has gone by so fast and this momma is experiencing all the feels right now! I just cannot wait to see that squishy face of yours and give you all the lovins ❤️ We are all ready for you lil B.. well at least we think so! So come on whenever your ready!
Peep little Bella beside me.. she’s ready for you too baby 🤗 I know because she’s always wanting to put her little head on my belly!
My sweet boy started Karate today.