We have found a new family hobby, soap sculpting🤗🥰 With the help of my oldest we sculpted all of the soap into her very own special creations. Danielle is so sweet she made sure to make soap bars for her family and friends, always thinking of others🥰💓
Even made a basketball for dad’s 25th birthday 🎁 #kindhearted #raisethemright #soloved #familytime #besttime
The boys did some serious cleaning today to earn money for a new toy. They were so excited to finally get their toy! Plus, they are starting to appreciate all of the hard work their momma does with the house!
Day 17- January 17th, 2019
Porter House Rules: Sing, sing like no one is listening. Sing like everyone is listening. Don’t be afraid to sing. Sing from your heart. Sing from your soul. This house is never without music and we listen to it all; from Michael Jackson, to Jonny Cash, to Queen, Metallica, show tunes, bluegrass, pop, R&B, gospel, oldies and more. This home thrives on music. #porterhouserules #porterhouse #porters #theporters #rules #familyrules #family #wordstoliveby #wordsofwisdom #wordstoloveby #dailyinspiration #loveisloveislove #inspiration #love #familylove #mom2boys #raisethemright #music #sing #heartandsoul #365daysofphotos #365days #selfie #familyphoto
💫We were asked...are we mad that he was robbed of his childhood?
💫We responded... 💫Diagnosed with T1D at 1. Technically 17 months, now 8. 💫We use to ask questions as dealing, blaming, understanding was important and part of the story. 💫Moving into acceptance is the real control. 💫This is his journey...the good and the bad. Somedays we think the restrictions and diet is heathy...a healthy lifestyle that even a non-diabetics should strive for...we are forced, but it is not a bad idea for anyone. 💫Our strength becomes his reality. It informs the decision of what he believes...am I sick, do I have a disease...no not at all. 💫Everyone has stuff. This is our journey and late nights, minute by minute monitoring, and highs and lows are part of it....so what do we do with that is what defines our life...not the diagnosis...everyone has is diagnosed with something❗️
Our oldest - because our youngest can’t quite read yet- saw this saying on the ground and wanted a picture with it.
I learned from @msmelissaradke
you can be reactive to the way you were parented or responsive. (At least I think that’s what she said.)Either way! It’s up to you to choose to let the cycle repeat itself or flip the script and become the parent you wish you had. Giving your children the mindsets, the love, the experiences, the morals, the values etc that YOU wished you grew up with.
And LORDY does it take some deep breaths to not revert back to a version of how I was parented. 😅 We haven’t hit the teenage years yet so I’m going to enjoy this season of feeling like we may be raising semi decent human beings lol
I'm Rikki! I'm Mama Bear over here at Rally. I am a hot mess, I rarely wash my hair (as is evident in the photo above), I loathe doing laundry, I'm a chronic procrastinator, and I basically feel like I'm winging 90% of my life.
I love my children, I love education, I love to play, and I love what I do. You don't have to have everything together to be able to show up and serve the world. I am so blessed to be able to serve you and your babe-os!
We have Rally mamas and Rally kids all over the US! Like coast to coast, you guys. Tell me where you're from! I'm going to make the cutest map OUT OF FELT. Do I dare? Yeah, I dare. So if you want to be on the country's cutest felt map, comment where you're from!
#rallyfeltco #rallyfelt #playmatters #learningthroughplay #imaginativeplay #sensoryplay #woodentoys #openendedplay #openendedtoys #naturaltoys #waldorfinspired #ecotoys #creativeplaygroundaus #waldorftoys #notjustforkids #montessoriathome #raisethemright #handmadetoys #playbasedlearning #sustainabletoys #educationaltoys #creativeplay #grimms #grimmswoodentoys #naturalplay #earlylearning #raisingcreativekids #educational #homeeducation #curiouslittleexplorers
I think I've been cooped up too long but its benefiting me. Marie condo #tidyingup
is happening all over this house. I was a bit skeptic at first. Like what mom has time to fold clothes that can stand? Today I was struggling to let go of clothes that I havent worn in forever. So I decided to put then on one by one and see how I felt in them. What I didnt feel my best in I got rid of. Which surprisingly was half my wardrobe🤷♀️ I couldnt stop there I loved to my kids rooms. Bodie even wanted to help me fold. Hello this is huge!!! I didnt care how long it took. I didnt care how many times I had to show him. The fact that he was excited to do it al all was enough. I want my boys to learn that we all need to pitch in and boys/men should help out around the house. It shouldnt all be put on women.
Boys love their mamas!❤️
I am blessed to have three sweet boys. 👦🏼👦🏼👦🏼 As a mother, I feel that as they grow, it’s my job to teach them how to love and honor the women in their world. I want them to be respectful boys, men, sons, boyfriends, husbands, and friends.❤️
What are you doing to teach your boys to be successful in their relationships?
Our basement is a giant work in progress but at least the wood paneling is now painted white and most all the toys are down there out of my site ! Big plans to make it a cozy family area 🤗
Love this throwback picture. A picture like this is worth a thousand words in today’s world. #raisethemright
Do what you love and love what you do. I’ll tell ya what, I love being a Realtor. One of the best perks of the job is getting to have the kiddos tag along all over this great state. We have fun and clients usually love having them around. Sometimes shenanigans ensue, but it’s always fun in the end. Shooting guns, getting stuck, seeing critters, and spending all kinds of time together. That’s what it’s all about! @corderandassociates @landleadertv #wedothestuff #kiddos #startthemyoung #raisethemright
So proud of my son, Ian.
More proof that hate is taught.
He is such a loving boy and hearing him talk about MLK and how things weren’t right in the past. Makes me proud to call him my son. “He gave speeches and marches and he never gave up and was peaceful and brave”
#theyouth #raisethemright #lovenothate
I think this is a must for a toddler boy! We were taking the garbages out and of course Trevor had to find the biggest puddle! After ten minutes of jumping ( video on my stories) he was soaked! I'd much rather prefer playing in the snow. 🤣
There is something special about watching a good dog work.
I always wanted to raise a son that would want to help out...and praise the Lord that’s looking like a reality!...for now anyways 😂 I’ll wait until he’s older to determine the true verdict. 🤔😆
The YL Foundation Blog has a new write up on Ecuador!
After leaving Ecuador, we all agreed our hearts were changed forever.
And with little over a month later, my heart is still trying to figure out some things
along with my mind that is struggling to figure more things out. 🤷♀️
Who knew a little trip to Ecuador to help others would change your heart and soul in ways I cant put into words. Maybe it's the sweet people, maybe its smelling all the Ylang Ylang or maybe its seeing a passion and purpose working to change lifes.
All I know is part of my heart is forever in Ecuador.
My anxiety has been a little overwhelming and my heart has been changed.
So pardon my dust friends as I'm working through it all 😜
Thankful that I'll be back in February 💜
As most of you know, Karter recently turned 5! With Christmas and his birthday being so close together he managed to accumulated A LOT of new toys and games. When talking one day to his daddy (@f.sweet94
). Karter made the decision it was time to part with his old toys. We explained how amazon it would be to give them away rather than throw them away so we could make another little child happy. With a smile on his face and a huge bag in hand he was delighted to donate everything to Salvation Army. We are so proud of you buggy. ✨🙏🏼✨PROUD PARENTS✨🙏🏼✨
#HugeHeart #BabyBoy #KarterDavid #ProudParents #SalvationArmy #Donations #OldToysMadeNew #RaiseThemRight #BoyMomma
Oh those kisses! Gimme more
Who's ready for the weekend ?
Seriously, one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. This super sweet and delicate 2 heart necklace was presented to me from Landon (my baby). He’s 6 and he can be the absolute sweetest boy. You see, he used his own money and hand picked this necklace. I asked him how he picked such a perfect gift that I love so much and he said, “well because the big heart is you mom and the little heart is me.” 💕 Be still my heart. And yes, I cried. 😭 I love being a #boymom
This!!!!! I'm so grateful that our daughter has Matt as an example of how she should be treated by men. Sometimes I think he might spoil her but she'll always know her worth. #raisethemright