This morning at the supermarket less than 24hrs out from the birth of Baby Batman we met ...
Old mate Frank
Father of four
Grand father of eight
Great grandfather of thirteen
And the first person to give money 💰 towards baby Batman’s bank account $5
Thank you Frank, your a beautiful soul, you brought tears to my eyes and I hope we cross paths and you meet the little baby you’ve contributed towards.
There are amazing people in this world 🧡🧡🧡
Celebrating 39 weeks pregnant and now only a few days to go when this photo was taken
Totally ready for this circus performer to arrive ringside not sure I have any more room for all the tricks I’ve been feeling inside
What a glorious morning at the Bloomin’ Family fun day at Kodja place in #kojonup
! Bring the kids down for a gorgeous day out and be sure to come say hello!
is asking for a prayer up 🙏🏻🙌🏻✌🏻 so , my medical mamas #medicalmom
you’ve all slept on the floors . Just as I . Gotten the call , Afraid to leave. Heard the codes and cried the cries . Send a prayer to #lottieswarriors
an extra stack of the deck . To salute a medical parent . For a strong night you are united 😍😍😍😍😍😘💓💙
I'm a day late, but Happy Fall! 🎃🍁🍂🕸🦇🍬 This is the best season, but I'm biased - my husband and I were both born on Halloween. Small world, right? So, needless to say, we take our enjoyment of this particular holiday pretty seriously. Be sure to check back this month and next for some autumn- and Halloween-themed posts! (We made those toilet paper roll bats this afternoon. Big Bean loved gluing on the googly eyes 🤪)
8 years.. We did a 5k through the woods today to celebrate and I was thinking after.. we really are at our best as a couple when we do random shit like this.. Just get out and adventure.. #cheersto8years
and now in bed by 8.. bc day drinking ✌🏻😝#mamacanthang
Took advantage of this gorgeous fall day to play with nature! 🍁
And this is how I plan to spend the rest of my Sunday. ✌️to my homies bc I m a little gangsta but mostly small town country. 🕺🏻👧🏻
So it turns out, we weren’t meant to end our vacation feeling all glowy and relaxed. The little guy and I have been pretty sick with gastro this week. We’re looking forward to better, healthier, less poo-eyer days ahead. 💩
PS. Thanks @b_styled__
for Noah’s @weareminihaha
romper. It’s the cutest. 💙
Hugs with my girls, there's nothing better! I've had a thoroughly productive Sunday and the wallpaper in our bedroom is now gone and been replaced with this beautiful blue. I'm so in love with this shade - so much so I'm going to use the rest of the tin in the dining room. Now I just need to figure out what to hang above the bed! #letsstayinbed #bluebedroom #meandmine
Love time with this guy! He’s my husband and best friend and I can’t be more grateful for him! ❤️❤️ Not often we get to dress nicely and go out for the day so we are taking advantage of it!!
A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose! ☺️
Take advantage of every opportunity 🐐treat it like your last! 🙏
Climbing up to stone walls and waking along them is something children seem to love doing. It is also a hard test for mamas and papas to see how you can your trust your kids up there!
I m over here just wearing my favorite shirt which I put on after church 😜 so Jesus is the other reason, finishing up some laundry, planning my week and signing up the last few weight loss challengers. ➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕
Did you get signed up? Today is the last day for sign ups! Starts October 1st... are you ready to make some changes? 🙋🏻♀️
I know that magic is real, I'm holding it in my arms 💕😍
When people ask if we really live in a village called Loveclough ❤️🏞
It’s finally coat weather 🙃
With yet another night ahead of us, self doubt loves to knock on the door.
May you stick with the sleeping arrangements that work best for your sanity.
* B L O G T I M E ! *
Wowsa! 8 months old, and my hairless wonder baby is basically an adult. Bloody hell... 🤭
I remember when she was a floppy piece of uncooperative spaghetti in my arms. I remember when she wanted nothing more than to lay about in my arms gazing lovingly into my eyes. 👀❤️#GodSheLovedMeSoMuchMyEyeballsWereObviouslyThrilling
Ok, Ok. So she wasn't really CHOOSING to do that. If I want to be honest to myself, I must remember that when she was that little she actually had NO muscle control yet. She couldn't sit up, or even fling her arms and legs about with purpose back then really. And because she couldn't sit up she had nothing else to look at. Bloody hell the poor thing must have been bored stiff lol. #DidntShowItThoughWhattaLegend
But now she has two speeds only...
Speed one is a million miles an hour, punchy, punchy, whacky whacky, jumpy, jumpy speed.
Speed two is completely unconscious. You know, when asleep. 😴
Her little personality is starting to absolutely shine. And she is starting to compete against her brother in the hilarious-make-us-laugh-till-we-wee-our-pants stakes. 😂💦
In fact, this photo 👆🏻 represents her so gosh darn perfectly that I have no more words to say. None. Nada. Nope. Except this...
I am terrified to think that we are heading towards turning the big "one" for this wee lass. Because she just got here. And even though I have so much photographic evidence to show that she has had a wild 8 (almost 9) months so far, I still find it totally hard to believe that so much time has gone by. 🕰🤷🏻♀️
But thats cool, thats just my #MummaDenial
showing its confused head lol. 🤪
And while I deal with that confusion, why don't you head to the blog post (link in the bio), have a read, and then come back here and let me know how old your little one is right now, and what they are up to. I would love to know what skills they have learnt in the last month! ❤️❤️
Rad 📸 by the baby whisperer @jessworrallphotography
The babe wears @frankiejonesthelabel
The tip..don’t do it! Oh the last Sunday dash to get ready for the week, only need two things...won’t need a trolley. 🤦🏽♀️ Every. Single. Time. 👶🏼 Gotta love the surfboard style tantrum reducer 🏄♀️ 😂
I really couldn't do without my wonderful fellow parents. Such a beautiful community, both online and off. The kindness and generosity, the late night texts, phonecalls, the supportive words.
There is really something quite special about the shared experience of parenthood. Knowing that you are not alone is so very important, especially at the beginning, and particularly if you experience dark days postnatally.
No matter how hard the times, how long the days, or how tired the eyes, just know - YOU'RE DOING AN AMAZING JOB
(I've tagged a few of my lovely fellow parent friends who run their own businesses & who have shown me boundless love and support - check them out, & feel free to tag your parenty pals too!) *
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Smiling cause I got a new stripped top and I’m loving it!
Let’s chat mama uniforms. Do you have one?
I am by no means a stylish person nor do I spend much time or money on clothes.
However over the years I have come to realise what I like most, what suits me best and my lifestyle.
Stripes are a staple no matter how much my husband tells me I need to lay off them.
I have a general uniform that I stick to to make mornings (slightly) easier. Neutral colour palate (I know so fun) and comfort is key.
What’s your go to every day running around outfit that makes you feel good?
Below are some accounts I love that help inspire me to make myself somewhat presentable and that make my feed more beautiful
I made sesame seed bagels yesterday while the baby napped, and then we ate them for lunch with creamy scrambled eggs (and baked beans for Milly and Daddy, I hate the sauce so none for me!). Felt a bit supermum for all of five minutes 😂. I always thought they would be really hard to make and need special equipment but actually they are really easy, the only difference to regular bread being the brief boiling in water to get that yummy chewy outside. I think I need to cut my cooking time a bit, these were more golden than I wanted, and the cinnamon-raisin ones I made the other day were definitely yummier, but I think I just prefer sweet bagels! Maybe some blueberry ones next? Anyone have any favourite bagel flavours I should try?
A little lamb cake for the birthday boy ❤️🎉
Llewyn is stuffing mac n cheese down his shirt and Cohen is stuffing it in the bottom of his applesauce pouch. 😏
A recent article in InPsych magazine by Professor Lea Waters found that children benefit psychologically if parents focus on their strengths rather than criticise & sweat the small stuff. This research revealled that the children were "less stressed, better at handling friendship issues, better at meeting homework deadlines and get better grades – important results in light of concerns about teen depression, bullying and underachievement." ....
. "Focusing on strengths doesn’t mean ignoring problems or lavishing kids with excessive praise. It is an honest appraisal of something the child does well (high performance), happily (high energy), and often (high use). So far, researchers have identified more than 100 strengths that can be measured and improved. There are strengths of talent such as sporting, music, artistic, communication and IT abilities and there are strengths of character such as grit, curiosity, courage, humour and kindness." .
Authentically observing our own & other's strengths is a healthy self esteem habit. We need to support the development of a healthy sense of self in our children. Be positive and attuned appropriately and your kids will be happier, and so will you.
PHOTO: Fun at Auckland Museum
June Gay Psychologist #psychologistcchatswood #psychologydemystified
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