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This week I was encouraged by this passage from the book “It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it.” “The quest for independence three things are true: they will make mistakes, they will move too slowly. There will be a mess. Remember they are not only learning new skills they are also developing the confidence they need in order to move onto the next phase.” Way too often I’m moving at the speed of light, trying to get everything done all at once. When I’m most flustered it seems like my daughter needs the answer to the five W’s and sometimes I am too flustered to answer all the questions. I’m now actively preparing myself be ready to answer all of her questions. I never want to crush her desire for knowledge and truth. #tiredmomclub
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Mom guilt. . Who experiences the famous “Mama Guilt?” 🙋🏻‍♀️ . I don’t think I really know of any mom (of my generation) who doesn’t feel some form of it on a regular basis. . Let me ask you this. And I truly want to know. Does your hubby experience “Dad Guilt”? . I know my husband doesn’t! At least not the way I feel it. . Let’s really look at what guilt is. Simply put - guilt is a totally and completely unproductive emotion. It does nothing for us except to make us feel like sh*tty parents. Right!? . The guilt is non stop. If I leave the dishes to play with the kids, I’m guilty that I didn’t get the dishes done. If I decide to do the dishes instead I feel guilty I didn’t play with the kids! It’s non stop for every single decision I make and I say NO MORE. 🙅🏻‍♀️ . Who’s with me!? . Tag a Mama friend that could benefit from ridding herself from the Mama guilt! . . . . #mamaguilt #nomoremomguilt #momguiltisreal #iloveyoutothemoonandback #mamamotivation #motivationforlife
That time when your children looked like poncho models. . We get ENDLESS compliments on these ponchos made by the beautiful @katelyncleverly ENDLESS! . Katie made them for us so we could have an easier car transition. Not only can you get the buckles on underneath, it’s just so easy to pull them off an on and then use them as a blanket in the car. . Last year our winter was HORRENDOUS and these were the best thing ever for daycare drop offs. . . . #modelbabies #mykidsarecute #poncholove #ponchomoments #childhoodwonders #canadianwinter #calgaryweather #calgarytoddlers
New read and I’m so v excited about it. I own the original book, but this version has 21st century updated language, making it an easy read. Mamas, go snag the paperback book for $8 on Amazon, or $4 kindle. Link in the bio. Who your favorite theologian? #alittlebookonthechristianlife
Mom to Mom Motherhood is an amazing, crazy, and often exhausting experience. There are times when it can be quite lonely too. That's where we come in! Having the chance to connect with other moms and commiserate about all the joys and trials of motherhood is what #chatmomtomom is all about! 💕 ↠ We get together weekly to share stories, provide support and encouragement, and of course, have a good laugh because sometimes that is exactly what you need on this wild journey. We are so glad you're here! ↠ 🙋🏼🙋🏻🙋🏽🙋🏾Interested in participating as a host? Contact @mymamaproject via direct message. We want to hear from you! ↠ 1. Check out my feed @cmsleepconsulting and follow along if you like. 2. Read my question and answer. 3. Let's chat! Feel free to give your own answer and chat with me and other moms below. 4. Head over to @messimmaking to continue the chat loop. More amazing moms are waiting for you! ↠ QUESTION: What are little things that help you see the joy in the (sometimes) mundane day to day life as a parent ? ↠ ANSWER: I have my good days and my bad days! When I am too busy with work and I don’t get much quality time with my girls - I’ll be the first to admit I can struggle to find the joy somedays. . So quality time is number one. Meaning putting all technology away, tearing myself away from work and getting in some snuggles. Not just snuggles from my girls but also from my hubby! . Stopping to watch (and appreciate) how my girls do things in their own way can be enough to change my mindset. Today I paused and watched in joy how Georgie can get her jeans on so well. The snap, the zipper fly, all of it! Then she always sticks her hands in her pockets like a real big kid! . Another thing I find that helps is being productive - sounds weird but it helps me. If I can cross things off my list so my work week feels easier, the house is clean and I don’t have to make so many decisions (does anyone else experience decision fatigue?!) it makes finding the joy much easier! ❤️ . . . . #findthejoy #createyourlife #createyourhappy #seekingbeautyamidstthemundane #parentingdays
So we have gotten to a point now where Grey LOVES everything Dad does. What happened to my little Mamas boy? 😢 I now make him squirm. Please tell me this is a phase!
We found our tree today. 🎄
When I became a mom I wore my exhaustion badge like it was something honorary. People would ask me how I was doing? I’d answer good, but Tired. So tired. I’d daydream about a nap... way past the newborn stage - FYI, I fully encourage napping with your sweet baby.✌🏼😴 By the time I had my second baby; my exhausted state got to the point where I was in a constant fog. I spent more time thinking about all the things I wanted to do than actually doing them. I just couldn’t stop obsessing over sleep. The joy and adventure that I’d envisioned in my early years of motherhood were being sucked away from me. The exhaustion was SO. Freaking. Real. And than one day a friend started bragging about how great she felt. 👉🏻Talk about kicking a mama when she’s already down. She even messaged me. How freaking dare her?! 🙄 Well friends... my curiosity got the best of me. I drank the koolaid... and it was legit. I pushed my ‘what if’s’ aside and it was the best decision I made for ME. My days got better. My mood improved. My tummy felt better (& less bloated!), my head didn’t feel so damn foggy. My husband even noticed something different about me!! Let’s just say he doesn’t usually notice when I change my hair colour. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I just felt GOOD again. And I am so freaking thankful everyday for this gift of a better life. 💗 Feeling so damn grateful to be living the #thrivelife today. 💎 When’s the last time that YOU felt like a real live human.✌🏼 . . #bestlife #tiredmomclub #retiredtfromtired #fitlife #fitmom #newmom #momoftwo #mamabear #healthylife #thriving #tuesdayvibe #transformationtuesday
Grey loves his papa so much. Matt is such an amazing father. He pours his heart and soul into his little boy and you can see Grey just radiate love when they are together. I can’t believe this is my family. I love them so much. Thank you Jesus for these two. 🖤
On Saturday I cooked a turkey. . For the first time! . I even stuffed it! And I come from a family that does not stuff their turkey! . This was embarrassingly enough quite the personal milestone for me and I'm very proud of the result. The stuffing was #thebomb . . I barely slept on Friday night because I was stressing about the turkey and the stuffing! I was up at 6:30 Saturday morning chopping onions and celery! haha I'm so pathetic. . Please tell me a silly but very real personal milestone you either have achieved or want to achieve in your lifetime? . . . . . #personalmilestone #missionaccomplished #donelikedinner #turkeycooking #feelingaccomplished #stuffingislife
Look how gorgeous this ring is 😍💍
I was so honored to be able to capture this sweet moment for one of my best pals. @dogtrapper_steve proposed to his girlfriend @sme18 and it was so beautiful. Congrats you two. 🍂💍
Eye scream, you scream, we moms need these eye creams. Say goodbye to puffy, dark circles, and fine lines; say hello to bright eyes and looking less tired. #brighteyecomplex #multifunctioneyecream #rflife #rodanandfields #tiredmomclub
Motherhood is an amazing, crazy, and often exhausting experience. There are times when it can be quite lonely too. That's where we come in! Having the chance to connect with other moms and commiserate about all the joys and trials of motherhood is what #chatmomtomom is all about! 💕 ↠ We get together weekly to share stories, provide support and encouragement, and of course, have a good laugh because sometimes that is exactly what you need on this wild journey. We are so glad you're here! ↠ 🙋🏼🙋🏻🙋🏽🙋🏾Interested in participating as a host? Contact @mymamaproject via direct message. We want to hear from you! ↠ 1. Check out my feed @cmsleepconsulting and follow along if you like. 2. Read my question and answer. 3. Let's chat! Feel free to give your own answer and chat with me and other moms below. 4. Head over to @life.with.a.s to continue the chat loop. More amazing moms are waiting for you! ↠ QUESTION: I want to hear all about if you give your kids get an allowance. If you do, are there rules or chores attached to it? And how much do they get? If you don’t, do you plan on giving one in the future? Or do you have set rules on when you’ll give them spending money? ↠ ANSWER: As of right now we do not give an allowance. This hasn’t been really a decision made on purpose.. I just haven’t made up my mind on the rules yet. . My oldest just turned 4 and I’m starting to think that this might be the year to start. I’m thinking maybe $4/week? But I haven’t decided if I want to attach chores to it or if I’ll put rules on her to save a portion of it before spending. Honestly my 4 year old has no concept of money and I feel like this could be the way to start talking about it. I’m looking forward to your answers! . . . . #moneymatters #kidsallowance #allowance #teachthemyoung #moneyathome #familyandmoney
Who’s with me?! Someday I’ll have it all together... but today just isn’t going to be the day. Tag a Mama below to let her know she isn’t alone! #tiredmomclub #kidsarecrazy
"What made you decide to become a children's sleep consultant?" . This is the number 👆question I get asked when someone hears what I do. . My answer to this question though is not a simple one. . I remember the day that I first had the idea to get certified. I had been chatting with a couple Mom friends the past few days and both conversations were on going about their little babe's sleep. I basically had my friends babies on mini sleep plans!At this time I was on my second MAT leave from my full time career as a Rail Traffic Controller and I already knew we were trying to come up with my exit strategy. . Rewind to 2 years prior when I was a brand new Mama with a 4 month old baby girl. I became obsessed with her sleep - or her lack of sleep I guess. I was up too many times to count each and every night.. I was exhausted and going a little nuts! I found myself on sleep training mom boards constantly, reading everything little thing I could about baby sleep.. it consumed me. . I had no idea that I didn't have to do it alone (dragging my poor babe and hubby along for the ride!) I could have had someone there with me to tell me what to do. . I want other Mamas to know that 1. It doesn’t have to be this way, you don’t need to merely survive motherhood... and 2. I will be your person. I will be your tribe. I will not only give you the plan but I will support you every step of the way. . I only wish I would have hired help, it would have saved me and my little family so much stress, so many tears and so many sleepless nights. . . . . #sleeplessnights #mamatribe #parentsupport #youarenotalone #letmebeyourguide
Needed to change it up. ☕️ #hebrews #godisgood
#VOTE ——————————————————. . Don’t let propaganda and disfranchisement make you feel hopeless and stop you from voting. It’s a working strategy and it proves itself. It’s a fact. Uproars and the people coming together for our future ALSO works. Also a fact. #neverendingstory says it best. Lets be our own hero’s. Come on.... Falcor would surely give us all a ride if he could. Prepare yourself for this step. #justvote educate yourself on all the steps they are possibly going to use to stop you and defeat them before they can roadblock you. Life is hard already. Don’t let them make it harder for you!!!! Like seriously. Love mom, Lisa 👻🧜🏻‍♀️🧞‍♀️🧚🏽‍♀️🧝🏻‍♀️💃🏼🦄🐉🕊🌎🌍🌏🌟⭐️🏹🏆🎖🏅🎟🤹🏼‍♀️🚀🛸🛸🛸🕯🔮🗝🔱⚜️⚠️ #rockthevote #daretocare #ecofriendly #globalwarming #wildlifepreservation #afforablehousing #tiredmomclub #momofboys #momofboys #hoponknowledgePROPS #take10readprops
Happy November! . Last night was such a blast! Cordelia said it was "the best Halloween ever!" and I have to agree. Up until this year I have stayed home and handed out candy while Jeff takes the kids out for a bit. But we decided to go trick or treating as a whole family last night and we did have the best time. . I am however disappointed that we didn't get anything hilarious in our treat bag this year! I keep hearing these stories of kids getting packets of gravy or pickles in a bag and I wish we would have found a gem like that! . How was your Halloween? Please tell me if you got something hilarious in your treat bag this year! . . . . #trickortreatsmellmyfeet #supergirls #twinningthursday #halloween2018 #toddlerhalloweencostume #toddlertrickortreat #cmsleepconsulting
This guy killed it 🙌🏻 #oogieboogie #nightmarebeforechristmas
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Such a fun Halloween event downtown. 🖤🎃 @fr8yard #fr8yard
Halloween 2018, #tiredmom style... killing it. FOR SOME REASON MY HEAD WAS CUT OFF IN MY FIRST PIC. REPOSTED THE WHOLE OUTFIT. 🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡 #wholelifeheflin #BlackOakCabernet #blackoak #starbucks #target #tiredmomclub #tiredmomessentials #slippersandleggings #leggings #halloween2018 #officehalloweenparty #winethirty #potluck
He’s been loving hide and seek.
Grey has recently been really into hide and seek. 🖤 I’m loving it. What games do your kids like? #boymom
Who’s ready to rock their #fallfashion 👀 It was love at first sight with the #lularoemaria dress. She’s super easy to style and a classic piece that is a ‘grab n go’ when we are in hurry. Ya know those pieces that I’m talking about? What’s your favorite pieces to wear on a busy Sunday? #sundayvibes #sundayblessings #lularoemaria #dressfashion #ootdfashion #momclothes #tiredmomclub #lookgoodfeelgood #churchoutfit #sundayerrands
Any of you guys play? This game is amazing 🙌🏻 #reddeadredemption2
#tiredmomclub Gerade mal 4 Tage war sie wieder richtig gesund. Und gestern lief Lottelise wieder mit Rotznäschen rum. In der Nacht Fieber. Starker Husten. Was ich an Kindern so sehr bewundere, trotz jeglicher Wehwehchen sind sie gut gelaunt und versuchen Spaß in jeder Situation zu haben. #dontworry #behappy #achtsamkeitimalltag #bewusstleben #motherhoodrising #autumnstyle #berlinmama #morninglikethese
This boy loves being outside. 🍂 #boymom
Sister supporting sister!❤️ . Last Friday’s skating lesson was by far our best one yet. The one before it was a total disaster that ended (and started!) in tears. Our toddlers are complicated and unpredictable little humans sometimes aren’t they?! . Tell me. Has your toddler conquered a skill that initially was very difficult for them? . . . . #sisterlove #sistersquad #thumbsup #skating #chestermere #albertacanada
Greys Aunt stopped by to visit before her and her husbands move to Seattle. We are soooo blessed to have you in our lives @annagbruce 🖤 PS: How gorgeous is she though. For real. More photos at @krqphoto #auntlife
Who’s loving this chilly weather? ✋🏻 #boymom
The weather these past few days is what dreams are made out of. . Well at least my dreams anyway. . Warm, sunny but still crisp and cool enough and all the leaves have turned. . I could live in a world where the weather is like this every single day. People think I'm crazy when I say I could handle being without summer if it wouldn't get colder then about 10 degrees everyday. My perfect would be at about 18 degrees, cool enough to still wear leggings and sweaters and jackets. . Does a place like this exist? Please tell me! I'll be packing up the kids in no time. . . . . #finallyfall #octoberfeels 🍂 #sweaters #leggingseveryday #leaveschanging #lovethisweather #christinemccutcheonsc
Did I actually fool anyone, though?! Man it's been a long week 😑😑😴😴
Sleep is complicated. . If it wasn't complicated we would have it all figured out wouldn't we? . Or how about if it was easy I wouldn't even have this career right?! . When I work with families, we look at the entire picture. Not just what the bedtime routine is, or how many naps there are in a day. The entire picture. . Often I ask my clients to change what feels like everything. Everything from how we put our babies to bed to when (and where!) we feed them. I ask them to count wake times, feedings and even minutes (especially in the middle of the night!) . It is overwhelming. I get it. I really, really do. . This is what I'm here for. So that you do not have to do it alone. Not only am I the neutral voice giving you the plan, I am also that supportive voice holding your hand along the way. . We are in this together. . Read Allison's story. You might be surprised how Allison felt before, during and after our consultation. I think you might find something in common with Allison. . Link in bio. . . . . #sleeptraining #sleeptrainingishard #iamhereforyou #letsdoittogether #linkinbio #blogpost #christinemccutcheonsc
Repost @whineandcheezits Too accurate not to post. Although I am wearing different clothes than yesterday AND I'm showered! Go me! Just ignore the slight hole in the knee of my yoga pants 😂😂🤷🏼‍♀️
A representation of my day. Happy muesday. Cause let’s be real.... this is the mondayest Tuesday ever!! #halp
Here's your daily dose of Amelia Rose 😉 She went to her first little play group today and absolutly loved it, especially the sensory parachute. She's off to her nannas for the day tomorrow, it's the first time she's been away and I'm feeling apprehensive but definitely need the break 😴😴 Hope everyone has had a Monday as lovely as ours 🤗 . . . . #ig_photooftheday #magicofchildhood #newborn #cutest_kiddies #momlife #momswithcameras #motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #instamum #ukmum #motherof3 #mytinymoments #celebrate_childhood #potd #instagrambabies #our_everyday_moments #childhoodunplugged #newborn #family #babyspam #dailyparenting #babygirl #adorable #babylove #babybonding #traditionalbaby #newborn #tiredmomclub
Finding that perfect pumpkin 🎃
Mom to Mom Motherhood is an amazing, crazy, and often exhausting experience. There are times when it can be quite lonely too. That's where we come in! Having the chance to connect with other moms and commiserate about all the joys and trials of motherhood is what #chatmomtomom is all about! 💕 ↠ We get together weekly to share stories, provide support and encouragement, and of course, have a good laugh because sometimes that is exactly what you need on this wild journey. We are so glad you're here! ↠ 🙋🏼🙋🏻🙋🏽🙋🏾Interested in participating as a host? Contact @mymamaproject via direct message. We want to hear from you! ↠ 1. Check out my feed @christinemccutcheonsc and follow along if you like. 2. Read my question and answer. 3. Let's chat! Feel free to give your own answer and chat with me and other moms below. 4. Head over to @convoswithcassie to continue the chat loop. More amazing moms are waiting for you! ↠ QUESTION: My Mother-in-law always talks about how she believes the cravings we have while pregnant pass onto our babies. So when our kids grow up those same food we craved will be our kids favourite foods. What were your cravings while pregnant? And do think it passed on?? ↠ ANSWER: While pregnant with my first daughter I craved fruit. All kinds. I remember packing my lunch for work and I would easily pack 4-6 pieces of fruit. And sure enough my oldest loves fruit of all kinds - I don’t think there’s a fruit she doesn’t like! My second daughter I craved pancakes. BIG time. I was working night shift when I was pregnant with Georgie and I would go out with coworkers after work and go eat pancakes. Then I would come home, go nap and then wake up and make more pancakes! My Georgie loves pancakes but this one is kinda a cop out. I mean what kid doesn’t like pancakes right ? . . . . #pregnancy #pregnancycravings #allthefruit #pancakes #pancakesfordays
We had fun looking at all the BMWs 🖤
We love when daddy has a weekday off.
my best friend. my love. my daughter. #daughter #daughterlove #mum #mom #momlife #snuggles #joules #tiredmomclub 💕
Day 28 of #whole30 and I'm sick again. . I spent days 12-25 of this whole 30 with a terrible head cold. One that would not go away... and apparently it hasn't since yesterday it hit me all over again. . For all you whole 30 veterans.. what is the science behind this? I work from home now, my kids don't go to daycare anymore.. no one else in my household is sick. So what is happening?! . My theory is that its all due to this neck injury I've had for close to 2 months now. It could bring down my immune system couldn’t it? I mean I haven't been sick since probably January.. and now I'm sick twice in one month? My diet is obviously on point, I take my food grade vitamins every day.. I have no sugars besides fruit in my diet so what are these bugs even living on?! . Can you tell I'm a little annoyed? . All advice or an explanation as to why this is happening would be so awesome! Instagram friends... help me out! . . . . #sickonwhole30 #whole30sick #whole30day28 #workfromhomemom #wtfisgoingon #neckinjury #passthetea #christinemccutcheonsc
Family "fall" walks are good for my soul. . After this crazy week (seriously I can't even believe that it's already the weekend right now) slowing down for a long walk was exactly what I needed. . I've had my eye on the forecast all week, hoping and praying that the sun would show up for me today. And it did! Yes we've still got tons of snow on the ground, but the sun was warm and the trees were beautiful. . Tell me! What rejuvenates you after a busy work week? . . . . #familywalk #fallwalk #beautifultrees #crispair #feedthesoul #familytime #familybonding #marriage #christinemccutchoensc
Help me feel better. Please tell me I’m not the only one 🤷🏽‍♀️
It has been a whirlwind of a week! . The beginning of September is always a crazy time for parents. School of course starts and all our little ones activities start up too! Add in any birthday parties or special events and the month can go by in a flash. . Now that October is here I am finding that parents are finally able to slow down a little and start working on getting their family on a healthy routine. . These past couple weeks I have been working with 4 different families and it has been a blast! Hearing how proud these parents are of their little ones and watching how fast our babies can learn a new skill will never get old. . When I was in Coleman AB last week presenting I could feel there were many parents there that are just like the ones I'm working with. Unhappy with the day to day and are starting to feel the motivation to make the change their family needs. . If you are unhappy and exhausted then I ask you to dig deep and find the commitment and the drive to take control. Because an unhappy Mom is never the Mom we aspire to to be. . Want to learn more about what it means to hire a sleep consultant? Click the link in my bio and take a listen to my recent podcast interview! . . #unhappy #momproblems #tiredmom #mombie #girlentrepreneur #girlboss #helpingfamilies #onechildatatime #christinemccutcheonsc
I wish I was as cool as my son. 🤘🏻🤩 #boymom #cooldude
Today I decided I would be grateful for the snow. . Today I practiced gratitude for how beautiful the fog was in amongst the trees this morning. . Today I practiced gratitude for how happy my 4 year old was while walking in the snow that was nearly up to her waist. . . What did you decide to be grateful for today? . . . . #gratitude #grateful #practicegratitude #mindfulness #enjoythelittlethings #momoftoddlers #christinemccutcheonsc
Bath/ shower time 🚿 #momofthree
I’m a master of fright, and a demon of light. 🕷 #jackskellington #nightmarebeforechristmas
He’s probably watching the office 🐻🍠🚀 #lolatmyemojis #doyougetit ?
Nothing can test a parents love more than a toddler fighting bedtime with demanding requests for random objects and chocolate milk and raging fits of tiredness. Then waking up 100 times during the night. And we tried to get to bed at a decent time. 😑 What.is.this.madness. She's lucky she's so cute. #tiredmomclub
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