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“A parent has 936 weeks between a child’s birth and graduation.”- It’s Just A Phase . We have the chance to guide and teach to our kids through each critical phase of growth. Let us be mommas who make every moment count. . . . #mommalove #mommalovedotorg #momblog #momblogger #encouragement #momtribe #liveinspired #momlife #motherhood #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mommylife #makingmemories #raisingkids #raisingafamily #momsquad #momencouragement #familylife #momgoals #lettheadventuresbegin #timeisagift
I should start keeping a list. I can never answer this question with complete certainty . #idontknow #itwassolongago @sobasicicanteven
Here fishy fishy fishy.. what is it about feeding fishes that’s so entertaining? 😂 it gets us every time! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #okinawa #okinawatravel #milspouseblogger #familylifestyleblogger #blogger #momblogger #momswhoblog #momadvice #mommyblog #momblog #milspouse #milspouseblogger #blog #bloggerlife #sponsorme #bloggerswanted #familyblogger #milso #parentblogger #kids #parentingtips #momblogger #mamablogger #milspouse #parents #howto #raisingkids #tips #blogger #family #lifestyleblogger #familylifestyleblogger #mom #milspo
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I bought this message board to remind myself to be funny and have fun every day with myself,my kids and my husband. . Yes, we do have to get stuff done and go places. Clean up and do chores. But we have to remember to enjoy ourselves everyday. Not just weekends, after the kids are asleep or on holiday. . Last week I counseled a couple of families that just needed more fun in their lives ❤️ . That really got me thinking that I want you to start including having fun and being funny in your daily life. 🌴 . Instead of trying to talk your child into something or giving firm choices and going into routine charts etc to get cooperation, start by being fun and funny! . Kids are kids and they love to play and be silly. It's also a great way to laugh, reduce tension for everyone and have everyone relax! 🤗 . I want you to think of a situation today where you can use being fun and funny instead of frustration and firmness to encourage your child's cooperation 💡 and let me know about it 📌 right here 👇🏻👇🏻 . . . . . . . . . #positiveparenting #gentleparenting #respectfulparenting #momlife #dadlife #positivediscipline #lifewithkids #munichmom #expatmom #earlyyearspositiveparentingtips #earlyyearspositiveparenting #parentingsupport #parenteducator #parentingstruggles #parentingbalance #discipline #parentingcoach #parentingchange #parenttransformation #motherhood #motivatedmama #attachmentparenting #sahm #sahd #munichmom #raisingkids #jailanheidar #parenting #motherhood
To my moms out there feeling guilty for hiding in the bathroom or taking an extra 30 minutes at the grocery store while the little people are at home with daddy, I want you to know that it’s okay. It’s okay to need time for you. It’s okay to have a lunch date or a yoga class. Do what you need to take of you, so that you can take better care of them!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sonshinegrind #momming #singlemom #momofboys #momofgirls #momlife #bossmom #momboss #parenting #raisingkids #selfcare #selflove
“As a recovering “people pleaser” and “perfectionist,’ I’ve done enough work on myself to logically know you cannot fix people who do not want to be fixed. You cannot fix people who want to be fixed, either for that matter. However, when it comes to my kids, I find it nearly impossible to hold back. . I’m not talking about basic safety like grabbing a child before he runs into the street. I’m talking about trying to navigate your child’s emotions and decision making. I’m talking about the urge to not let them have a negative emotion or a bad consequence.” @mygirls_faith_fiona (Link in profile) . . . . . . . #momlife #momguilt #reallifemom #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #perfectionist #anxiety #lettinggo #mentalhealth #momadvice #raisingkids #momblogger #desmoinesmomsblog #dmmb
No, seriously. WHY? I thought this was just a boy thing and was ashamed to talk about it just incase my children were weird, until I heard a friend ask her daughter the exact same question. 😂 So, it's not just boys then. #mumconfession #mumfession #confessionofamum #raisingkids
Tossing and turning at night Parents? There are a few thing that can cause you to feel like you need to move throughout the night. 1. You are getting too hot 2. Your pressure points are getting uncomfortable 3. Or, if you are a stomach or back sleeper, your lower back starts to hurt. Each of these issues can be resolved with a new mattress. The less you move at night, the more REM sleep you get. Don't sacrifice your sleep because you spend 1/3 of your life in a bed! That's more time than you spend in your car. Check out Mattress Outlet today to discover how you to finally sleep better! https://ecs.page.link/8kis #sleep #newmattress #bettersleep #parenting #nosleep #nightime #pensacolawithkids #greaterpensacolaparents #raisingkids #treatyourself
Happy Hump-day Mums 👏🏾👏🏾...We hope everyone took time to enjoy the weekend and indulged in some self-care. It's ok to take care of yourself sometimes, don't feel guilty about focusing on you. Happy Mums make happy homes 💗 us #dopemums #momlife #mothers #motherhood #love #raisingkids #raisingdaughters #raisingsons #nyc #dopemom #anythingforbaby #parentsbelike #momstruggles #momsbelike #parenthood #growingupwithstrictparents #growingupgerber #selfcare #takecareofyourself #takecareofyourbody #momstrong #mommy #momtobe #momlifeisthebestlife
”Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi⁣ ⁣ My daughter turned two in January. She is doing all these amazing things children do which remind me (us) of the beautiful, divine childlike person that still lives inside our somewhat jaded, crabby, stressed and cynical adult selves.⁣ ⁣ She is truly my teacher. I try hard to give her space to be as she wants and not force a system on her. In doing so, I’m sure I am still messing up but I just want so deeply for her total joy and absolute confidence in her Divinity as this already perfect soul.⁣ ⁣ And then the screaming started a few weeks ago...⁣ ⁣ My husband is one of the quietest, calmest people I have ever known. I am usually reasonably so. We don’t yell & scream & yet she started getting frustrated about things and screaming. I mean SCREAMING. We are taking Wes Craven horror film, only registerable by dogs frequencies. Holy crap I think my ears bled.⁣ ⁣ And all the calm nice mommy trying to coach her through frustration and emotions has not curbed the screaming. Usually the both of us remain calm and help her process but a few nights ago, tired, in the car stuck in traffic, hungry - out of nowhere again came the scream and I lost it.⁣ ⁣ “STOP SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!” I screamed.⁣ ⁣ Great lesson there for her I’m sure. Nothing says don’t scream like your mother screaming out of control at you. I felt immediately awful (okay like within 2 minutes) because what am I teaching my daughter?⁣ ⁣ We all have bad parenting or simply bad human-being moments but that evening I saw this quote from Rumi in a magazine and it reminded me... I don’t have to beat myself up but I do have to get better. I don’t want to tell my daughter not to scream by screaming. ⁣ ⁣ I do believe kindness is the answer and I want so much to have my children WANT to be with me now and always while I’m on this earth, I hope because of kindness. #kindness #parenting #inspiration #momfail #raisingkids #raiseyourvibrations #raiseyourfrequency #beabetterparent #beabetterperson #lovemydaughter #kindnessquotes #kindnessmatters #loveathome
Late night reading... maybe not directly for the kids, but certainly for their benefit. 👩‍👦‍👦 Steve Biddulph’s name has been thrown around for years now and Raising Boys is a book that has been on shelves for a long time. However, this recent version published only last year, puts a lens on parenting boys in the 21st century- the challenges that come with parenting today and how we can support our boys, to ensure we make a positive impact on their future. 💙 #raisingboys #stevebiddulph #raisingboysinthe21stcentury #parenting #motherhood #fatherhood #boys #men #raisingmen #raisinggoodhumans #raisinggoodkids #21stcenturylearning #supportingparents #mentalhealth #childrensmentalhealth #mensmentalhealth #masculinity #rolemodels #boystomen #raisingkids #supportoneanother #LLL
My father taught me to challenge #authority from an early age. If I firmly believed something was wrong I was encouraged to question it. So yep you guessed it, I was sent to the principal office numerous times, got #detention , and was severely punished when I defied even the man himself! I wonder if he ever saw the irony? Was my father unconsciously preparing me for a #revolt or a #revolution ? After all he had experienced enough repression and political brainwashing back in his day. South America sure has a colourful history and my parents migrated to give me and my sisters a better chance at life. But I tell you what...there's a lot of #angst still running through my veins, I can't escape my #Latina blood and most of the time I don't know what to do with it! 😆 I always envisioned myself as being an activist of some sort growing up but #depression took hold, and what I was most passion about all just faded into the background. So tell me, what movements are you most passionate about or what groups have changed your life? I'm looking at making a change this year, donating money just doesn't cut it. I need to do more! . . . . #thanksdad #dadmyhero #stickittotheman #misfit #itsintheblood #dontconform #dadsaidso #punkrock #fightforwhatyoubelieve #needchange #activists #punksnotdead #anarchy #anarchyschild #questioneverything #raisingkids #parenting101 #gothmum #lavidaloca
If you find yourself struggling each morning to face the day with your children, try asking this one simple question before leaving your bed. "Are my children good or bad?" Because here's the thing - whether we ask this question or not, the answer is already in our subconscious determining how our day will flow. The answer to this simple question is what creates our core beliefs around the behaviours we experience. It will define those behaviours and send an interpretation into our minds before we even realise what has happened. When we believe that children are inherently bad, we see problems everywhere. We see children being rude, lazy, jealous, cruel etc. BUT, when we believe that children are inherently good, we see needs everywhere. My child needs to feel heard. My child needs to feel motivated. My child needs to feel confident. My child needs to feel safe. "Problems" trigger control ("How do I control them?") "Needs" trigger support ("How do I support them?") So, begin your day with this simple, proactive question: "Are my children good or bad?" and get started on the right foot. Learn more about coaching and parenting resources in my bio!
When do u clear the mess after your kid is done playing 😁😁??? Chose the number😁 . 1- Immediately... Can't wait to clean it‼️ . 2- Never... Waiting for em to grow up😁 . 3- After sometime... Doesn't bother me much‼️ . 4- Can't do that😶 Delegate it‼️ . 5- I was an OCD, now my toddler is my therapy 😁😁😁 . So which number do u fit in??? . #funnyquotes #quotes #funnyparents #humour #lifeisgood #lifeisfun #whysoserious #letitgo #laughitout #happydads #happymoms #toddlerlife #letthembekids #letthembelittle #messyplay #nurturing #parenting #raisingkids #befunny #simpleliving #lessismore #workingmomlife #honestmotherhood #cherisheverymoment #lilthingsmatter #inspiremothers #quotestoliveby #momspresso
Cozy cuteness with their @yarknit hats! We are so over winter though and can use some warm sunlight! How about you? 🐰Happy Wednesday! 🥰
Panic mode sets in straight away. 👉Follow: @dadbarn 👉Follow: @dadbarn 👉Follow: @dadbarn DM for credit or removal 📸 @mommylovestolaugh
Here’s a one minute film I shot and edited entirely on an iPhone SE for @microdosemedia Special mention to my wife for bravely portraying the many sides of parenting. Parenting: instructions not included. #momlife #schoolrun #halfterm #kids #mumsnet #parenting #wg #lo #raisingkids #parents #babies #shotoniphone #premiererush
LOVE is my superpower! What’s yours? .⠀ So literally spent my whole day cuddling and snuggling with my youngest (10mths) as he has come down with a virus. ⠀ .That horrible feeling of just being useless. When you can’t magically make them all better! ⠀ .⠀ Today with an endless to-do list of things, we sat and snuggled all day while I soaked him all in, knowing that’s what he needed. LOVE⠀ .⠀ This mama gig has its days where your patience wear thin, you’re tired before you’ve woken up, you’re on autopilot- but when they need you everything else fades away.⠀ .⠀ Mamas you’re all doing an amazing job! Only you know what your little ones need ❤️⠀
Check out this amazing boys bedroom ideas. Click the link below: . . . Credit: http://harppost.com Link: http://snip.ly/w5caqj . . . . . . #bedroomidea #bedroomideaforboys #bedroom #family #familylife #raisingkids #children #boys #instamum #instadad #motherhood #fatherhood #melbournelife #melbournefamilies #melbournemums #melbournebusiness #whittlesea #nanny #nannyagency #childcare
Reposted from @pinkyghelani - Speaking about the moment I realised motherhood would challenge me at the next edition of @dadasphere is leading me to a point of reflection. And I realise how women are under a lot of pressure, to be perfect. Be the perfect wife, sister, mother. Anything short of that is considered a short coming. Be easy on yourselves ladies. Society is already hard on you. Motherhood is a challenge mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You are constantly checking yourself, learning and unlearning the things you thought were principle. I draw a lot of strength from my mother. She has been my compass and a point of reference every time i have needed it. Who better to look to, right? But motherhood is also a beautifully redefining journey don't you think? #pinkyghelanispeaks #dadasphere #motherhood #raisingkids - #regrann #ThatMomentWhen #MarkTheDate
Hitting children is so acceptable in our society that even educated moms do it sometimes. Mothers can suffer from stress or mental conditions that make them snap at their kids, but still, hitting should never be acceptable. Link in bio ☝️ . . . . . . . . . #motherhood #mom #momma #mother #momlife #parenting #parents #life #kids #children #egyptianmomma #momblog #momblogger #raisingkids #gentleparenting #love #child #childabuse #childabuseawareness #cairo #egypt
when we reduce criticism and complaint, our kids tend to want to please us more 🤗 don’t forget to follow ➡️ @momofdayz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #positiveparenting #parentingquotes #parentingskills #parentingtips #parenthood #childhood #children #care #lovedones #family #behavior #advice #raisingkids #endlesslove #familygoals #goals #instagood #momlife #moms #dads #instalike #instafollow #instadaily #dailypost #lebanese #igers
School hols are for picnics and adventures at Al Qudra Lakes 🦆 via @my_wild_tribe_
Speaking about the moment I realised motherhood would challenge me at the next edition of @dadasphere is leading me to a point of reflection. And I realise how women are under a lot of pressure, to be perfect. Be the perfect wife, sister, mother. Anything short of that is considered a short coming. Be easy on yourselves ladies. Society is already hard on you. Motherhood is a challenge mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You are constantly checking yourself, learning and unlearning the things you thought were principle. I draw a lot of strength from my mother. She has been my compass and a point of reference every time i have needed it. Who better to look to, right? But motherhood is also a beautifully redefining journey don't you think? #pinkyghelanispeaks #dadasphere #motherhood #raisingkids
For a long time I thought how I felt after having my baby was normal. You know, blamed the hormones, lack of sleep etc. No, how I felt wasn’t normal. If you’re a new mum & not sure how you’re feeling or if you’re not coping, reach out, ask for help. #gidgetfoundation #repost ・・・ Hey mamma ☀️☀️☀️ You’re doing great, it’s Monday and that means a brand new day, a brand new week to start over, learn, love and live. Remember that you’re never alone, even on those long days when it feels like you’re out there on an island doing it all! We’re all in this together xxx #love #pnd . . . . . . . . . #aussieteachersofinstagram #primaryschool #primaryschoolteacher #teachersofinstagram #qldteachers #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #teachersdownunder #teacherlife #australianteacher #australianteachers #australianteachersblog #australianschool #teachersofaustralia #teachersfollowteachers #happykids #positiveparenting #growthmindset #raisingkids #aussiemums #sydneymums #melbournemums #brisbanemums
Each day, there are thoughts that just linger on our minds. They even seem to question our existence, intelligence, salvation, abilities and even the word of God in us. Alarmingly, everyone battles with negative thoughts. How can we handle these negative thoughts? Thoughts are like birds flying in the air above you, you may be so kind to allow a bird sit on you but will you extend your kindness to it by allowing it build a nest on you? Probably not! Who will enjoy walking around with a bird's nest on his/ her head. So handle your negative thoughts like those birds, drive them away and don't allow them linger. Just like a nest accommodates new chicks, if you allow negative thoughts to linger and dwell in you they produce other things(bad habits, hatred, jealousy, depression, suicide etc). Measure your daily thoughts with the above scripture and if they don't measure up, discard them. Have a lovely day. #touchinglivesfulfillingdestinies #wrtwarriorwoman #parenthood #positiveparenting #raisingkidsonyourknees #parentinggoals #raisingkidsright #parenting #teenagerslife #momofteenagers #teenagerstruggles #raisingkids
Children need to know they can't take advantage of people just because they are helping them. The fact that they have been helping some kids in school with lunch shouldn't give them the right to bully them. Some children only offer to help people because of what they will gain. This kind of children grow up to become corrupt leaders who only cajole people to vote for them not because they want to help change the world but because of their selfish reasons. __ __ __ It starts from the way you allow your kids treat the maids at home. The fact that they are your maids, doesn't make them your slaves. Let your children understand that. Let your children know there are things they should learn do on their own like cleaning their rooms, washing their plates, etc. The way you treat your subjects in the presence of your children is the same way your children will treat them. __ __ __ Some parents treat people who they believe are not up to their standards with so much hate and they transfer that hate to their children. Whether you like it or not your children are watching you. They are watching the way you treat people including your spouse and how you allow them treat people. Teach your children how to help people without thinking of what they will gain from helping them. We all need to raise children who will grow up to change the world and make it a better place. __ __ __ #childtalk #childcare #models #qualitytime #kids #raisinggreatmodels #parentingcoach #parentingtips #qualitytime #singlemoms #singledads #childcare #moms #dads #earlychildhood #earlychildhoodprofessional #earlychildhoodeducator #changingtheworld #motherhood #fatherhood #raisinggreatmodels #raisingkids #rasingmodels #childpsychologist #childtalkwithtola
They say never work with animals or kids but at @combat_kids we thrive on working with both!!! Couldn’t visit Kangaroo Valley without stopping in to see one of the major stars of The Talent Quest, The Combat Wombat. Have your kids started their Talent Quest journey yet? Link in Bio 🤗 @combat_kids @nahryem @thugjitsumaster @theadventuresofmissie 🇦🇺❤️
When dealing with our kids’ big emotions, what helped me and my spouse reduce our parental frustrations was realizing that kids do not operate with fully developed brains. We always approached tantrums and misbehaving with the assumption that our kids simply choose to act up and do not want to behave. In reality, however, it’s NOT that they don’t want to behave, they just can’t. Developmentally, they’re not capable of self regulation yet. Learning this simple fact was like a mindset shift. It taught us to respond instead of reacting to our kids’ big emotions. So, please keep in mind this very important fact when dealing with your children’s behavioral issues. If we, adults with fully formed brains, sometimes lose patience due to a long or a rough day and throw tantrums, then we should certainly understand that our kids’ misbehaving is not always a willful opposition, but a moment of difficulty while trying to navigate their emotions.
After school life lessons with these guys...money mindset 101 💰Been working on money mindset with these guys. This lesson was all about savings and having fun depositing their money in the ATM rather than just taking it out. I’ve always wanted to be that mum that paid their kids pocket money but to be honest I could never find something that worked for me and the kids so I’d start then stop again so pretty much I just sucked at the whole thing. But after reading the barefoot investor for families I’ve finally got something that works. The kids are learning a system with just 3 little jars that will carry them through to when they have to play grown ups in the real world.... smile, splurge and give!
Confidence beats the most expensive outfit, the most expensive makeup and the most expensive hair do....when you get to that stage in your life, no matter what you wear, you still feel on top of the world then you know you arrived.....This is something I am working towards and I can't wait to get there. #motivation #confidence #momsofinstagram #woman #strongwomen #raisingkids #momlife #beingstrong #challenges #lifequotes #smile
Sibling Love: They might fight and squabble but sibling love is part of all brothers and sisters. An unexplainable inner feeling that says I care and love you. The little guys must say goodbye to their sister in the morning as part of their routine. #siblings #siblinglove #brothersandsisters #children #growingupwithsiblings #inspiration #pricelessmoment #brotherslove #parenting #raisingkids #raisingchildren
Happy faces during our February Meet-Up at @lumoscoco. As you can see, we went color-coordinated this time. ❤️ When one of us from the community suggested that we must paint the town Red, since it happened to be the Month of Love, we all joyfully plunged in and Voila! 🤗 DM us, if would like to join us for our March meet - up. . . . . . . . #chandigarhmomtribe #chandigarhmoms #chandigarheveryday #chandigarhlife #momcommunity #momstrong #joyfulmamas #honestmotherhood #raisingkids #momstruggles #momtalk #keepingitreal #joyfulmamas #womensupportwomen #momswhohustle #momswhoinspire #squadgoals #momtribe #momtribelikes #panchkulamoms #mohalishoutouts #mommyfriends #momswhohelpmoms #mommeet #womeninspiringwomen #womenhelpingwomen #momlifeisthebestlife #momgoals
What environment are you creating for your children? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #love #safety #acceptance #warmth #rejection #ridicule #criticism #anger #children #raisingkids #lifewithkids #parentlessons #parentadvice #parenthelp #parentsupport #parenting
At this exact moment, our car was being surveyed by a thief, with every item of value being gone by the time we circled back to it. What a quick and easy way to knock the forest endorphins right out of you 😤 Among those items, 2 brand new pairs of shoes. As angry as I was about the situation, Leo's insight into what happened really caught me off guard. "I bet whoever took Papa's shoes needed them more than we did. Plus, Papa already has shoes and maybe that guy didn't." 😿 Whether he's right or not, doesn't matter. In the grand scheme of things, those shoes also don't matter. All that matters is this little boy of mine, full of love and empathy for a stranger who could probably really use it 💞 #belove #hike10
. . Bedtime is always better in matching pajamas. 🌈
Ugh... Hands up if this resonates with you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #mum #mums #mom #moms #mother #mothersday #mothers #ilovemymum #mumlife #momlife #raisingkids #wife #wifelife #pregnancy #pregnant #babies #baby #kids #children #newmum #csection #naturalbirth #birth #homebirth #premature #prematurebaby #babies
Isn’t it kinda strange how through out our whole life we have to learn how to love a person. Be it our neighbors, our friends, or our lovers.. It’s a process where you learn to place your trust in someone else and that can always be hard because we have fears of being let down. It’s a process of making time for that person in order to establish something meaningful and you have to make an effort. Yet... When your child is born everything is so effortless. You don’t have to learn how to love him/her. It’s instantaneous. The second they are born— being vulnerable is the only choice. AND THAT IS OKAY. THAT IS TRUE LOVE. (Here’s a big daddy-ohhh) AS DADS WE CAN AND WE SHOULD SHOW OUR VULNERABILITIES. We have to learn to be comfortable with sharing who we really are. It’s important for our well being. No more hiding gentlemen #DADSWHOCARE
The 2019 BC Budget is out. Some highlights include: . 🏠 More rights for renters 👩‍🎓 Interest free student loans 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Changed and increased BC Child Care Benefit 📉 Decreased total tax for families earning $60,000 or less, and up to $100,000 or less 🚗 Tax credits for electric vehicles ♻️ Tax rebates for energy efficient home improvements . Barring some economic catastrophe, this will be the province's 7th straight budget to post a surplus. Take a look! . www.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca . . #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #budget #bcbudget2019 #budget2019 #surplus #okanagan #realestate #families #students #studentloans #childcare #benefits #greenliving #taxes #middleclass #workingfamilies #raisingkids #renting #industryprofessionals #saveyourmoney #sustainability #economy #balancedbudget #reconciliation #smallbusinessowners #loveourprovince #homesweethome
Has one of your kids totally thrown you for a loop? Like ya just can't figure him/her out - how to discipline, how to reason with him/her, how to navigate tantrums? . This guy has perplexed me from day 1. He was so snuggly after birth but the snuggles soon turned to incessant crying. From day 1 I haven't been able to figure him out. I knew every one of Mackayla's cries - hungry, tired, sick/hurt, drama queen! I thought I had parenting figured out til I had him. . Daily, he's teaching me patience, perseverance, kindness. He has the most gentle soul wrapped up in the human equivalent of a crazy mini goat you see in those hilarious YouTube videos. You know the ones, they're ricocheting off fences, benches and other mini goats. . I've wondered recently if I'll ever figure him out, if I'll ever find the right way to discipline him, to speak his language, to relate to him. But maybe I'm just trying too hard to figure him out. Maybe the secret is to allow him to show me who he is and to teach me what he needs. Maybe this one time, Mommy doesn't know best. Maybe Matty knows best. . . . . . #brotherboymattyman #mamasboy #mommyslittleman #mommysboy #littleman #raisingchildren #raisingkids #parentingstruggles #uncensoredmotherhood #unfilteredmotherhood #uncensoredparenting #unfilteredparenting #momlifeuncensored #momblog #dcmomblog #tempertantrums
I do not homeschool bcus it’s easy, I homeschool bcus it’s the best choice for our family. There are definitely somedays that I just want to do nothing and lay in bed all day but then I remember that my kids are one day going to grow up, and do their own thing without my help. This is only for a short period of time that they will be little so in the hardest times when I want to give up I pray for lots of patience and somehow God always answers my prayers. People think you have to know everything to teach ur kids and honestly you don’t. The beauty of it is that we all learn together. I take a few hours out of my day to focus on them and truly that’s the best way kids learn. When I decided to homeschool it was very scary and full of mixed emotions but now that I am doing it I have truly felt that this was gods plan. I knew that I would never be able to go back to work at a 9 to 5 but I was ok with that bcus I have found a business (young living) that I can do from home and be with my kids at all times. I really thank my husband especially for always supporting me in all my crazy ideas and that he trusts me that it’s all for the best for our family but I’m especially so thankful to God for opening all the doors to be able to do this bcus without him none of this would be possible! . . . . . . . . #homeschoolmom #younglivingessentialoils #yleo #momlife #healthandwellness #familyof6 #godsgarden #chemicalfreehome ##homeschool #homeschooling #bossmom #businesswoman #homeschoolingmom #essentialoilsrock #naturalmedicine #essentialoil #youngliving #healthyhome #wellness #healthandwellness #motivation #oils #momlife #letthembelittle #raisingkids #parenting #inspiredmothers #childhoodunplugged #photooftheday #life #freedom
Sometimes being a little grumpy the day after is worth it just to have that 45 mins to an hour where you hear no movement, no voices, and no one needs you for anything. #momlogic #trustme #igotthis 📸 @dude.therapy
So I am a vegetarian and have been my whole life. My husband is a carnivore and has been his whole life. Before kids this combination was fine. I'd make a vegetarian dinner, he'd add chicken. When we had kids, we had to talk about how we wanted to raise them: vegetarian or not. It was as important to him that they ate meat, as it was for me that they didn't. In the end we decided that they would be offered organic meat only, when their papa made it. I don't cook meat for them, and sometimes they go weeks on end without eating it. But then sometimes Juan will cook it two or three times a week. Truthfully, the boys LOVE it. They are starting to understand that their mama doesn't eat meat, and maybe one day they will make a choice not to. But for now this system works. I think for me the most important aspect I want them to learn, is to eat consciously. I want them to know and respect where their food comes from. If they choose to eat meat, I want them to be grateful of the life that they are taking that is giving them fuel. This is important on all life levels but particularly with animal life, which has become such a big commodity. So on the menu this evening: organic chicken (pan fried with coconut oil) and sautéed broccoli and baby carrots. I added turmeric to it, which is a great anti inflammatory. If you want to use more turmeric in your food, be sure to cook it first. It's not like salt that you can add last minute. You need to boil it, or fry it a little. Bon appetite! #vegetarian #vegan #foodideasforkids #toddlerfood #raisingkids #foods #eatconsciously
Let’s face it, most of us came from shi**y childhoods. Addiction, abuse, death, selfishness, harm, depression, anxiety ~~~>>>> so on, might be the reason it sucked. We always said, “when l’m a Mom/Dad.....” well speed forward, you are now so what are you doing with your role? Children need the best version of us, no matter what’s causing stress or your attention to be so thin. Who you are today impacts them forever. Your words towards them become thoughts they think and hear, every time they do something good or bad. You can’t say, “this is my world, my everything” if you’re not treating them like they are. This world won’t ever stop spinning until it’s all over, so everything else in this world can wait -but not your children, they can’t wait a second they deserve the very best of you right now, that’s what you signed up for. Be impactful to our future, my son could be your child’s president or the other a teacher (so on, so fourth), your daughter/son could easily be or do the same - we are raising the future today, we all can do better.
Today was a challenging day! . It's not always easy raising kids and practicing self care. . Its a never-ending juggle as a wife and mother to keep up with everyone's need and your own! Some days it's fun and everyone is in good spirits, you have energy and activities planned. But the days when you are already mentally exhausted and your daughter is being extra bratty and your son is just not happy and everyone is being super emotional and you actually say out loud "I just can't do it"! Well that's just when you need to step up and put everything else on hold and change the scenery. Get outside, go to the park, do anything to make your family feel happy. Sometimes you just need to get out of your head, get your body moving, get your kids active and laughing again and remind yourself, you got this! #reallife #momlife #raisingkids #doitforthem #doitforyou #theyareonlylittleonce #staypostive #getmoving #getactive #playmore #playinthesunshine #emotionsareok #weallhavebaddays #justkeepsmiling #changetheday #yougotthis
I don’t think I’ve purchased a book as quickly as I did @matthewpaulturner ’s new book WHEN I PRAY FOR YOU. I saw the book trailer last week and immediately pre-ordered. We are big fans of his other books but this one has struck a major chord. It may be the pregnancy hormones but it almost had me in tears when reading it to Juniper at bedtime tonight (the book trailer DID have me in tears btw, go check it out on his page!) This is the perfect gift for someone who is about to become a parent but also a great one to read over the kids in your own life. 🎈My parents often told me how they felt prayer was the only thing they could do while raising us, we have so little control over who our little ones become. Now that I’m a parent myself, I know what they meant. This book perfectly captures that. . My favorite part: “I’ll pray you choose hope should you ever face fear. And seek wisdom with patience when the pathway’s unclear. That you will love others, whether strangers or friends, with the same kind of love that God feels for them. When you break from your shell to stand up for yourself and I realize you didn’t ask me for help, I’ll pray and I’ll cheer (I’ll probably shed a tear.) And hope that you know, if you need me, I’m here.” . . . #wheniprayforyou #kidsbookswelove #christianbooks #booksaboutfaith #kidlit #kidsbookstagram #raisingkids #raisingreaders #raisingprayerfulkids #bedtimestories #picturebooksofinstagram #lovetoread
It sure is a joy to watch this little one grow up! I love spending one-on-one time with her and building a great relationship together. She is thoughtful, mature, and kind. She’s also a really great reader, and I like to think she gets that from me! What are some things you have in common with your family?
They're only little once. . They only need you for a while. . But you'll need, want, and love them forever. . I know I've barely been back to work a week, and I've been blessed with a long weekend AND a snow day, but I could use so much more time.
You are not alone. 🙌🏼 An excerpt from my book Parenting with Respect From Birth Through the Toddler Years! Coming soon! Can’t wait for you to read it! 💛😊💛 #parentingwithrespect #jraemotherhood #jraetalk #parentingguide
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