When you can’t pick your favorite first day of school photo... you post them all 💕. Happy 1st day of 1st grade Row!! We love you!! •
Anyone have some fun back to school traditions you do with your kids, or did when you were a kid? These past couple of years, ours has been to make it out of the house without any major meltdowns and in the classroom before the bell rings! 🤣 That’s a tradition... right?! • #itsthelittlethings#wedidit
Since becoming a mom I’ve literally learned to question everything. Is pre-school a better option than homeschooling/unschooling/worldschooling? For some maybe, but just because it’s the answer for others, doesn’t mean it’s the answer for us. My default has become, “what is right for our children?” not, “what is everyone else doing?” .
I believe preschool is useful for parents who work, for parents who just need a break and don’t have familial support, or for children who don’t have a nurturing home environment. I don’t believe preschool is necessary for kindergarten readiness and it makes me sad that society instills such fear in parents that they don’t feel adequate enough to meet their children’s needs before kindergarten: “We've pushed common sense to the side and replaced it with fear -- fear our children won't be smart enough, fear they won't succeed at school, fear they won't get good paying jobs. We've let these fears conquer us, preventing us from doing what's best for our youngest, most vulnerable learners.” –WeHaveKids.com.
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You’re the best mom for you kid(s) because you’re you. Truly, no one does you better.💛
At 10 months, we started teaching Abby how to “place” a sippy cup instead of throwing it across the floor (like most do).⠀
To teach this, I gave her a short verbal prompt, “we place our sippy cup” while at the same time demonstrating what this meant by physically placing the sippy cup down in front of her.⠀
When Abby completed this on her own, I gave praise of “oh yeah girly! That’s how we place!” And or a hug.⠀
Most of the time, it’s been both because I just love this little one to chocolate chip pieces. 💛⠀
If you’re interested in hearing 6 other ideas like this one on “Tips For Eating Out with A Toddler,” you can click the link in my bio for more. 💫
hospital bag packed ✔️
i’m now laying in bed because even that simple task has me 💤💤💤. i just went through my camera roll while laying here & deleted 300+ photos because i gotta make room for all the new baby face pics 😍 but as i was going through old photos, i found all our announcement pictures + videos & got so sentimental that 9 months ago we had just found out & here we are. just can’t even fathom it. this pregnancy has shown me just the beginning of what it’s like to not be in control.
We had kindergarten orientation today & Lailei is nervous but ready to take on the world. 📚 I, on the other hand, am feeling more like her emotions in the last photo .. just add in like one thousand tears. I cried last night, I cried today. I'm basically one big, proud teardrop. 💧
8 months + 1 day | he’s so big!! 😭 and doing all the things. crawling all over the place, picking up and eating food, and two front teeth are poking through - we just can’t keep up with our little boy!
You love happily waking up early (definitely a morning person like mama), following your puppy ruby around, bath time, waving your arms around, mama holding you, drinking water from a big glass, and baby signing time.
missing my baby already.. it’s like I closed my eyes for a few minutes and it’s all over! 🤯❤️ #babyhollis#8months#whyis8suchabignumber
Dashel informed me today that he is enjoying first grade way more than kindergarten. I think kindergarten was tough because he was in a k1 class with mostly first graders so he didn’t make very many friends. I am just so glad this school year has started so great for him. Last year was so rough and I constantly questioned if I should have tried home schooling (I have no faith in myself for that what so ever) and our school zone isn’t the most ideal in the city, but we stuck it through and I think the tides are turning for him and I just could not be happier. 🌈
Yesterday our sweet boy Solo Si’i turned 6 months! That’s half a year...😭 guys, I don’t even know what to do with myself! I can’t even believe how fast time has gone by...it is insane! This little man is still the happiest baby everrrr, now with two new teethers! His big sis Kelini is always loving on him & he soaks it all up everytime. I love their bond.🧡He is just the BEST baby & we are so blessed to have him here with us/apart of our little family!🧡 #oursolomone#soloisgrowing
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S O N || ○●○●○● Dear Alfie “There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.” - Roald Dahl said in James and The Giant Peach. You are at that age where you think you know everything, but let me tell you. You can't even begin to fathom the possibilities you will encounter on your journey boy. Everything you see now, everything you think you know....it's like a test When you can face a problem head on and smash down the barriers with no uncertainty about yourself or the world; you have made it. When you feel the sea waves lap at your feet, the wind in your hair and the breeze dancing over your face and you are calm, embracing the world and not fearing it and it's extremities; you have made it. When you can sleep at night without checking under the bed and without worrying about what hides in the shadows , you've made it.
But, Alfie. Right now your heart, mind and soul is only ten years wise. You are still a child my darling, and still learning about LIFE. About feelings, about nature, about the whole world and all it encompasses. Enjoy the ride, accept the ups and downs and teach yourself that it's ok to be wrong, its okay to be scared, it's ok to have feelings. Love who you are becoming, you are and will continue to be strong, confident and adventurous..oh the adventures you will go on.
I will love you on your good days, your bad days, your sad days and your downright crazy mad days where all we do is laugh at words like 'willy'. I will love you on the days you hate me, and think I'm against you. I will love you on the days you defy me, because I know you will learn from your own mistakes.
Dear Alfie, love Mum.
I'm sure going to miss these lazy summer afternoons! 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
This mama has been struggling hard over the past couple of days. I have so many mixed emotions. So many changes are happening in the next couple of weeks. We are moving, one child is starting a new school, the other is starting school for the first time! I'm trying my best to go with the flow of life, knowing full well that the universe has a plan, but my tears continue to fall. 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
For the past 5.5 years, I have been home with at least one baby. Only returning to work for a couple of months between my pregnancies. I have focused on someone else's needs all day long and put myself last. I have at times felt touched out , been overwhelmed, all at the same time overjoyed. There was never a dull moment and my house was never quiet and seemed to always be a mess. My heart feels broken because I truly am going to miss all this chaos ! 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
Sure, my children will be home after school and those hours will go fast, but I'm not sure how I'll deal with the newness. The newness of a quiet house, the newness of doing stuff for only myself. 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
And then there's the whole schedule thing. For the past 5.5 years, I have scheduled and planned events for my children. I've arranged playdates, trips to the library, community center, field trips, mall walks, hikes, parks, snuggle up and cuddle time, farm visits. It's been my purpose. 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
I sure am grateful for the time I've had being home with my girls, but I literally feel like I've blinked and they have grown. 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
I wish I could go back and relive the day's of having my baby Everleigh and my baby Willow and being home with littles. But, for now, I will just hold all these beautiful moments and memories near and dear to my heart. 🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿🌹🌿
In the end, I have my girls to thank for these years and being at home. Their loving spirits are what helped me find my own loving spirit. Everything changed when they were born and yet, I am more me than ever before.
Hey you, yes you!
I've been really thinking about living in the moment. I tend to have lots of anxiety about the future, always thinking of the next move but never fully living the present.
So today I urge you to pause. Don't think about tomorrow, don't even think about later on today. Just enjoy the now. Whether you're in a car line, grocery shopping or struggling with a much larger battle we all have things to be thankful for, even it's just one small thing.
Take the time to pause and be present. ♥️
This post is super hard for me to write. I’ve been debating about posting it for days. I know no one ever wants to talk about their income, but we have to make money to live 🤷🏻♀️
I didn’t become a coach to make any money, actually. I first became a coach simply because I wanted a discount on my smoothies. But I quickly realized this was much more than that. I saw the opportunity and the value that comes along with this journey to better myself. I have the opportunity to help others achieve their goals. To see people succeed day after day. And since I had recently quit my job to stay home with Sawyer, things were super tight. So it was nice to have a little extra to fall back on. .
I have failed a million times in this business, and have even thought about quitting. But around this time last year I decided to give it my all because this is where I am meant to be. It takes a lot of work and is by no means a way to make a quick large income... but it IS worth it if you stick around💕
I’m sharing this because I want to show others what it possible. And this is just the beginning for me. I’m excited to have a growing team who has the same values as I do, and just wants to help others. .
And to think I almost didn’t want to start this because I thought $160 was “too expensive”. Where else can you start a business for only $160 and not have any debt from it?
If you have ever been curious about what I do, fill out the link on my bio to join my coaching crew and we can chat ♥️
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Looking at the newborn pictures and seems like yesterday when we got her home!! she looks so different now! She was so tiny not that she is not right now she is still a sweet little lamb but they really grow fast!!! (I know cliche) I miss that newborn babyness but its so exciting to see her doing different things every day! She is so aware of her surroundings and that curiosity is so just magical to witness. She is 5 months old and you can tell she is already got some personality! 😅😅I wish I could freeze time and can keep her this size forever! 💋🌸🌸 #mylittleangel#abbotkinney#brunchin#tbt#family#throwbackthursday#myheart#myheartbeat
Being a mom has brought me more joy + happiness than I can even begin to write into words. I feel like we’ve entered this new stage with my older boys where back talking + sass has been on repeat lately.. But man I’ll take it all. Because my 4 babies are my world 🌎 When I received this custom Mothers ring representing my kids birth months @tinyredruby I put it on + it made its permanent home on my finger. Friends. Go check her out 👉🏻 @tinyredruby she is truly one of the kindest + most talented ladies I have ever met on this little app. She makes the most stunningly timeless pieces that you’ll absolutely fall in love with ✨
I realized yesterday that I’m due in 3 months. 3 MONTHS GUYS. I guess having two crazy kids has kept me really busy because I feel like I just got pregnant. There is a lot in me that isn’t ready to meet our newest baby boy but looking at these sweet little items has me in anticipation for those precious newborn cuddles. #27weekspregnant
🌮 Taco of the week‼️
This one didn’t go as planned lol‼️😂 There was supposed to be Sriracha Cauliflower in here too... 🤷🏼♀️ BUT something happened and my parchment paper melted into my cauliflower 🤦🏼♀️ I don’t even understand this, and now I’m scared of parchment paper 😬
ANYWAY... taco Tuesday prevailed and was fantastic despite the mishap! I did sriracha roasted chickpeas and corn instead ✌🏼😘 .
More carbs, but whatever... I still are two of them 🙌🏼❤️ LOL‼️😂
Even little dinos need their rest. 🦕💤 • Lake is about to leave for a long weekend & this house always feels so quiet without the smallest of the little monsters. Always missing him when he is away. 💞 He has started taking his first steps and I'm praying that I won't miss all the fun of him learning to walk this weekend. 🤞 we'll see when he comes home Sunday, but if I end up chasing him while he's on two feet rather than crawling I'll probably be crying while doing it! #littleunicornlove