Can you even stand this little face 😍✨ seriously her little smile kills me! I carry way too much mom guilt over this one. It started even when she was in my tummy. That I wasn’t bonding, that I don’t spend enough time with her, that we aren’t going to have the same connection, that my depression is getting in the way, that she’s going to be left out. And honestly all have been true at some point in some way. But trying to remember that just because we have bad days, it doesn’t derail our whole relationship and everything else we’ve worked on building together. Cause to see this smile when I go get her every morning reminds me that nothing can shake this sweet little bond we have. Grace upon grace is kinda my mantra for myself right now, cause that’s what God says to me and I gotta start holding it for myself as truth 🌼
Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. 💛
That mindfulness might mean leaving the dishes in the sink so you can have a spontaneous dance party, or stopping in the middle of your soccer play to pick a flower for your mama. YES 🙌 that happened !! YES 💛 mama evaporated on the spot. YES 🙏 mama is blessed. Be blessed. Live your hot happy mess life ... I am 🤪 and I’m sharing the cuddles and crazy, and the time saving tips to make our mom tribe better. I hope you’re enjoying the journey with me. I welcome your comments and suggestions for future YouTube videos, TV segments and blog post topics. 💛 •
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Happy 9 Months to this Little Queen.
Geez, I am already feeling sad with how fast time is going. She is so much fun and loves walking and clapping.
Her love for Disney’s Coco just keeps growing 😭🙌🏾💙
We love you so much Meadow Marley!
Started night-weaning my just-turned-3 year old last night and it really took everything out of me.
Got up this morning and baked another chocolate birthday cake to take to my daughter’s preschool, and when I arrived with it they said that even tho it was nut- and gluten-free and vegan and mostly organic, they couldn’t serve it to the kids unless it was store-bought.
Have a bronchial thing right now and am peeing my pants every time I cough because I don’t do my pelvic floor exercises and I haven’t had an appointment with my physio in over a year because I haven’t prioritized it.
Love the counselling skills course I’m in and have very little capacity to mentally show up for it right now. ..
There’s really nothing to do right now but L E T I T G O. We’ll get through this and, chances are, we’ll be better for it. ..
Art by @tayneetinsley 💜
Did you know it only takes 22 seconds for essential oil molecules to reach the brain? And 2 minutes to get into the blood stream? And, after 20 minutes, oils are effective to every cell in the body?
Safe. Powerful. Effective. And FAST acting
What could be better?!
I'm having a private online class tomorrow, all about essential oil basics. Message me for the details if you're interested!
“Adulting is hard, parenting is even harder. Sometimes the dishes should have been cleaned, clothes need to be washed, items need to be put away and the list goes on. My house isn’t always picturesque, but always feel like home because of the people in it.”
Happy half birthday to my little buddy! It has been a fun (and tiring) six months. He's generally a pretty laid-back, easy going, little dude. I had heard many concerns about the dynamic change when baby #2 arrives but for the most part it has been very easy with them (which I think has to do with his personality). So much so that when Sofia is crying for no real reason Remi does a sticking out tongue smile and Sofia can't help but to laugh. All of a sudden both of them are bursting in laughter!
It's that time of year. With hot cocoa and pumpkin pie comes cold weather and, in our house, that constant stuffy nose with coughing. The boys have had a lingering cold for the past three weeks and it seems to be even worse at night. I don’t know about you but I want my kiddos to sleep well, so in comes @matys - Their products are all natural and it’s been so helpful in managing my boys’ symptoms. Our favorite is their vapor rub: it smells amazing and does a wonderful job at helping them sleep better. Jude always asks for it before bed. Starting to wonder if he’s faking the stuffy nose to get his dose of Maty’s vapor rub... I wouldn’t blame him, it really feels good. #sponsored#matysvaporrub#matysbaby
Lavender. Lemon. Frankincense.
All three, together with Vitamin E oil, provide the under eye area with the nutrients to maintain healthy skin✨
Vitamin E Oil // reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and is a natural moisturizer
Lavender// dry skin, anti aging
Lemon // lightens dark spots, brightens dull complexion
Frankincense// anti aging, anti inflammatory.
Of course they each do A LOT more but I only listed what’s relevant to under eye care. Here’s how to make your own dark circle eye roller! .
+15 drops Lavender
+15 drops Lemon
+15 drops Frankincense + Vitman E Oil to fill the rest with
Use under eyes 🌞 and 🌚
"Mom, if your heart is happy then the people around you will be happy. It's like a flower giving birth to a flower!" - Bliss 🌺
She's been on quite the adventure this year, learning to cope and regulate with sensory integration challenges + anxiety. But the things she is TEACHING us from this space. These special kids have been gifted to us with intent. I'll say it a million times over. Breathe, fellow mama-sister-friend. Your child is a gift too. Will you lean into it?
Gosh, I can't wait to bring our really-big-starting-small dream to life ✌ I have so much love for this wildness to pass along with my girl @noiknitco.
Also, I have a love for naps. And I took one to keep the positive vibes rolling! #TeamNoQuit
This morning I woke up with a headache, tired and grumpy. Immediately began stumbling through our morning routine huffing and puffing in a victim mentality and upset that I had missed my morning meditation time before my kids woke up 😒.
Then...I took a moment to pause, breathe, and remind myself that I HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE MY MINDSET! And that the reason that I meditate in the first place is to learn to live abundantly in gratitude, enhance self awareness, and gain more control over my responses to life.
Despite my grumpiness my hubby still went out of his way to go get me an iced tea (I’m kind of an iced tea addict) and my children still wanted my attention and snuggles. I have SO SO much to be grateful for and life is not about building an easy happy life but rather building strength which then cultivates joy and emotional wellbeing🙂💛.
I reset my mindset and I’m ready for an amazing day and start to the week.
Happy Monday. Don’t Underestimate the Power of Your Mindset 🙏🏻. #mindfullnes#mondaymotivation#livethelifeyoulove#bepresent#meditateyourself#mindfulmama#growthmindset#gratefulheart#justbreathe#imhuman#lifelessons
For those of you who know me and my little family, you might have heard me talk about how Ellie has not really been interested in talking conversationally to us or potty training. I never pushed it...because my thoughts are that she would learn when she was ready. Don’t get me wrong...I would talk with her and try to get her have talks with me...but it always felt like she wasn’t interested or didn’t care to. Same goes with potty training.
Fast forward to about a week ago... I had come across an article on cell salts (tissue salts) and how they can help your immune system, your skin and teeth. I decided to order some and have us all take them(minus Ivy) to boost our immune system if nothing else.
You guys! I could cry typing this, but Ellie not only speaks to me in sentences now. She potty trained herself in three days with no guidance from me whatsoever!
She has more of an attention span now...and can sit without getting antsy longer than we could have imagined before! It turns out...a lot of these are symptoms of a lack of phosphate. I am not telling you to rush out and grab them...but maybe look them up and see if they would be a good option for your family.
PSA done. Here is a cute pic of my girl. ❤️ #raisingelliegrace
I logged a workout every day last week. First time I have done that in at least a year. And I have to say, I feel good. Sore. But good.
I completed day 3 of my arm workout challenge last Friday (forgot to turn on my workout app when I started, so that wasn’t logged.) Then, I got on the treadmill and worked at a 10% incline, which kicked my ass after 15 minutes, so I slowly decreased the incline over the last 15 minutes.
I chose the wrong workout (outside walk instead of inside), so I think some stats are a little off. But I put in the time and effort. That’s what matters.
Hubs is traveling for work this week, so no trips to the gym for me (no one to hang with the Little while I go). But I plan to get in my arm workouts for sure and may do some other cardio type stuff if I am feeling up to it. If I only do arms this week, that is ok with me. I am listening to my body and doing what it feels it needs.
A sleep regression describes a period of time when a baby or toddler who has been sleeping well suddenly starts waking at night, and/or skipping naps (or waking early from naps) for no apparent reason.
Despite the word "regression", there’s no evidence to show that your baby’s sleep is actually regressing in any way. In fact, waking more at night is simply part of your baby’s normal development.
Though every baby is different, these “regressions” or transitions typically occur around 4 mo, 8/9 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo and 2 yo.
Do you have any tried and true tips for surviving a sleep regression?
Nana is visiting so I left her with the kids while I ran errands. I’m sitting in the car getting gas and have the radio off. I literally heard the gas entering the car it was so quiet. I don’t remember the last time I was able to focus on something so simple. It’s easy to understand in these moments why motherhood is so stressful. It’s always on full go mode. Always noisy. Try to take a moment to yourself this week to just hear the simple sounds around you without distraction. 💜
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[Français 👇] One of the most important needs of a baby, after eating, being hugged and cuddled 🤱: to play! 😃 We decided to offer few toys to our child, but carefully selected quality toys, adapted to his psychomotor development to help him grow up while having fun! Like Montessori toys. And he loves it! the most important for him is that we accompany his discoveries and play with him! 👩👦❤️
🇫🇷 Un des besoins les plus importants d’un bébé, après manger, être pris dans les bras et câliné 🤱 : jouer ! 😃 Nous avons décidé d’offrir peu de jouets à notre enfant, mais des jouets de qualité choisis avec soin, adaptés à son développement psychomoteur pour l’aider à grandir en s’amusant ! Comme des jouets Montessori. Et il adore ça, le plus important pour lui étant que l’on accompagne ses découvertes et que l’on joue avec lui ! 👩👦❤️