Happy ‘early’ 21st Birthday to my sweet baby girl! Your kind heart and zest for life never ceases to amaze me. I’ll always be your loudest cheerleader, and I’ll ALWAYS love you more ❤️ #yougogirl #firstdancepicture #proudmama
The sweetest boys. Rhylen was such a good helper today. When we went grocery shopping he read everything off the list and then crossed it off when it was in the cart, when we go home, he and his brothers helped me carry everything inside. Later in the evening I heard him problem solving so peacefully with one of his brothers in the other room and it made me so happy and proud. After dinner he took out the trash and recycling and completely cleaned the hallway bathroom. Before he started he said, “it’s weird but I’m kind of excited to clean it.” I seriously love this kid so much, I don’t even know what to say. .
#parenting #parentingwin #proudparent #happymama #proudmama #lifewithkids #growingup #lifewithboys #sweet #sweetboy #sweetboys
Have you heard of @sevymarieart
She’s a genius artist who happens to have Down syndrome. Her amazing Ninja warrior mama sent me one of these self portraits for the brunch!!! Who’s Coming??? Already half of the tickets sold out. Space is limited! Hope to see you there friends! 💕link to brunch in profile!
“My favourite thing about the 321 Blessed Mom’s Brunch is that it brought together fellow Ds mamas. Not only from Edmonton, but from Calgary and beyond. We were able to connect with mothers whose children were of different ages than our own, to hear about and share in their journeys.” ~Melissa Danielson
“My name is Laura sweetnam and I was blessed enough to have my little man February 8th 2018. I was then on the path of being a Down syndrome mom...but what does that mean? Well, lucky me I was alerted by a mom I met after coming home from the hospital to an upcoming blessed moms brunch. I hum and hawed and bought a ticket but wasn’t quite sure if I was ready. What would I learn? Would I be accepted? Was I worthy of being a blessed mom? Even the day of I didn’t know if I would go, but I did and lucky me my little man was small enough so he could come to. Well the amount of love those ladies had for my little man, I knew I was in the right place! Listening to moms tell thier stories and share their journeys I knew we had found some people to help us on our way. The best thing I felt was being accepted and yes I was capable of raising my beautiful boy and no one was judging me or him. What a wonderful way to meet moms and share things that worked for you through your dreams for our kids. What I disliked was when it was over sooo I hung back and fed my little man I didn’t want the day to end it was a definitely a blessed day and I cannot wait for the next. So whether you’re a new mom and just starting out or a mom that’s been through it all it would be wonderful to see you there because you never know if there’s a scared mom in the crowd just needing a word of support, I definitely did and am grateful to all the moms I met last year.” ~ Laura Sweetnam
Aria is 7️⃣ months old! We tried puffs for the first time today and she loved them, time to start some more fun foods.
She’s loves mashed potatoes, playing in her Zobo baby walker, & bumpin music.
She can scoot backwards and forwards, while rolling where she wants to go, & has now begun to try and walk in her baby walker. Were in trouble. 🤦🏼♀️
#aria #diana #schurba #babygirl #sevenmonthsold #loveher #girlmom #proudmama #stopgrowing
Who’s this happy about Brussels sprouts? This girl, hahaha!
This word equals heartache in our house tonight.
Poor Maddie, she knows how to spell it. She practiced so hard, and knew all of the hardest words. And it went rounds and rounds... Its luck of the draw, its pressure, its talking In front of people.
And I was running late for a client meeting, but I couldnt leave her up there to spell alone...so Pennant it was
And then tears
And then I had to rush off into Denver traffic for showings and tears all the way there bc I felt so guilty for hugging her and leaving her disappointed in herself.
#proudmama #spellingbee #getsyoueverytime #pennant #mypoorbaby
Cat in action! She spent 2 days at the Capital to learn how to lobby, and even lobbied with her peers at planned parenthood teen council. Beyond proud for all that she accomplishes. She makes a lot of sacrifices and I know all her hard work will pay off. #proudmama #futuremomtopotus #thefutureisfemale
Two things happened today.
June found a love for overalls and we have a new member of our family.
We found a butterfly today missing a quarter of its wing. Its a new butterfly too. Its unable to fly so we adopted it and gave it a temporary home. We plan to take it for walks in the butterfly garden. We plan to make it a real home. June can watch it be a butterfly and the butterfly can have a chance at life.
Steve also found a butterfly dead that was pretty young and in perfect condition. I wonder what happened.
#butterflyadditionday #butterfliesandoveralls #toddlerlife #proudmama #shestoocute #ajarslife
Since Kai was born a month early, we were so scared that he would be behind on his milestones. The doctor assured us at his 2 mo appointment that he's doing great but being new parents, of course we worry! Kai sure did surprise us tonight! Our little boy, said "hi" multiple times and I was lucky enough to get it on video! (I shorten the video for insta). 《Keep growing baby boy! We can't help but share the joy we have for this precious gift from God! He brings so much love & happiness into our lives.》
#lifewithkai #proudmama #preemiestrong #boymom #babysayshi #9weeksold #bathtime #babydevelopment #babymilestones #mompost
If you need some mid week motivation, here you go.
(Ignore Beat Bobby Flay in the background)
Hollis and I were talking about how she is going to help me stretch after dinner. I thought she was going to say something about me using the tennis ball on my booty so I recorded her.
If you feel like giving up or giving in to a dream, desire, or making life changing yet scary decision, those who love you are watching/learning and even at 3 years old can be so supportive!
One proud mama! This boy right here got 1st place in shot put tonight at College Park Relays. He threw 37'3". He's been working on perfecting his technique. Proud of you Dom! #reigncain #proudmama #shotput #thrower
Happy 2 months, Lil E! The past few weeks have been amazing watching you grow and discover and be curious about your surroundings. Mama, especially love the smiles and chuckles you give me every morning when you wake up. Those smiles are definitely one of the best way to start Mama's day. Mama has a few more weeks with you before I am back at work, and honestly, I have no idea how I will cope it, wondering about you when you are away from me. Mama loves you so much, Lil E. My little skywalker.
PS: Yup. Ezra is always full of expressions.
Uncle Apple 🍎
#proudmama #ezraAnakin #thehelmis #igsg #babymilestones #love #happiness
He’s a lot like his daddy. ♥️
Two twenty something boss babe goddesses..... My angel and her bffff since before braces and cool green hair. Evolved into glorious women who have such depth and internal fortitude for the challenges of life. So grateful to have been a prominent female role to these two and so many more daughters in my life. I hope to continue to make you as proud of me as I am of you.
#power #amazing #intelligent #bold #women #soproud #proudmama
Guess who passed his first set of swimming lessons... this guy!
This kiddo amazes me everyday🤩, I recently posted a photo of him eating his veggies and it got me thinking about our relationship with FOOD. ⬇️léelo en español en los comments⬇️ One of the questions I always get when people see my baby eating veggies is: How do you get him to eat veggies? and up to just recently I realized that “I don’t get him” to do anything, he does it on his own. I believe that the fact that he has a SAY in what he chooses to eat, encourages him to try new foods and to select the ones that make his body feel better. I’ll admit I sometimes offer him fast food (when I don’t feel like cooking) and even dough he’ll say yes every time, he always ends up not eating it and asking for veggies or a home cooked meal.
I discovered that my relationship with food is the mirror in which my baby will see his and learn. It hasn’t been easy to change bad eating habits, sadly for me it wasn’t until I became a mama that I started thinking about what I was feeding my body.
So here’s what I’ve learned about how to teach my kid to eat healthy and make the right choices: •Start with YOURSELF, kids WILL pick up everything you Do or Don’t do.
•Give them the CHOICE, and by this I don’t mean choosing between a cookie or an apple because they will choose the cookie. Instead offer healthy choices •INVOLVE them in the process, bring them to the super market and let them touch, smell, taste and choose the fruits and veggies.
•Let them be a part of the COOKING process, whether it is to sprinkle a little salt or to mix the salad this will make their experience with food enjoyable. •have FUN, food is the source of our physical and emotional life so enjoy the whole experience. #happywednesday #middleoftheweek #newmamiguide #healthylifestyle #food #toddler #learning #proudmama #happykids #happymama #latenightthoughts #healthyfood #momblogger #bilingualblogger #mamalatina #comidasaludable #niños #aprendiendojuntos #bendecida #comidasana #estilodevida
Our little gymnast. 🤸🏼♀️ I look at this and I’m both impressed and in pain. 😆