So here's the deal.
I had ALL the “things” on paper.
So it should have been ALL been good.
I was happily married.
I had the closest circle of friends.
I had a great job.
I had three beautiful babies. .
Yet cue internal dialogue, “What is wrong with me? I AM happy I’m not depressed but SOMETHING was MISSING”
So I saw some couple on the internet doing a country line dance workout video and I thought that looked like fun. I also thought that my BODY IMAGE needed some work too. I wasn't looking for new friends or a new job, nor did I have the money to even pay for an annual subscription to all these workout videos. BUT I did know that if maybe I started with my self image...that MISSING piece may just fall into place. I dunno?! 🤷
Fast forward a year later, health & fitness and personal growth are just part of WHO I am! I am in the best shape of my LIFE after having 3 babes and the strength, dedication, routine, commitment to ME, and personal development that I have endured have filled that missing void...it was ME! .
I wasn't taking time to take care of my body! I ate like garbage, I was tired and sluggish all the time and I felt frumpy trying to fit into pre-baby clothes/maternity clothes (that btw I need to create a cute line of affordable maternity clothes one day!!). .
So ya, a random video online led me to make the simple decision to want to feel more confident in my new post baby bod! Which has led me to help others do the same!🙏
I want to hopefully be a reminder to you that when you stay in your comfort zone...it's not actually comforting in there. It's lonely and we long for MORE...but ultimately we feel STUCK! .
Here's the thing...YOU ARE NOT STUCK. You are one decision away from putting yourself first and taking control of your health. You won't have all the answers but I'll help you find them 😘
Cue the alarms because we have a 🚨 FLASH SALE 🚨 happening TOMORROW!!! Drop me an 👊 in the comments if you want to check it out and see if maybe this lifestyle is your MISSING piece!! 🙌
Books. Super important to read to your little ones — research backs in big ways!
It’s always been a big deal in our home.
We have a book-before-bed routine & I’m stoked Nova is as into them as Mila & Alecia are.
It’s even better seeing Mila & Alecia now learning to read in Pre Primary —
A super proud moment finding Alecia reading her library book to Nova.
I’d be happy with a family of book worms, any day of the week. 🤓✌🏼
🌿Letzte Woche war ich bei einer Freundin. Unsere Babys lagen auf der Spieldecke und brabbelten und wir Muttis ebenso. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ich hatte Levi auf den Bauch gedreht und plötzlich sah ich noch den letzten Moment seiner Drehung 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ganz klassisch im stolzen Mamastyle, zückte ich das Handy und animierte Levi es erneut zu tun. Ich hatte natürlich keinen Erfolg und seit dem hat er sich auch nicht wieder allein gedreht aber es zählt und wird festgehalten;) Ich gehe jetzt ins Stillcafé und wünsch Euch einen tollen kalten Tag❄️
Wann haben sich eure Kinder zum ersten Mal gedreht und wann kam der erste Kuchenzahn? 🌿
Almost 3 weeks until I leave Adelaide 😭😭 On a better note, I have mentioned to a fair few clients that I will come back next year for a weekend to photograph you all again so I thought the best way would to have an email list.
Soooo if your interested please DM me and I'll send you the link because I cant figure out how to do it on Instagram 🙈🙈 Also, this beautiful Mumma was the first on my list! 😍
(Swipe to see more) Here's week 41 (Saturday, November 17) of my 52 week "A day in my life" project where I photograph one whole day once a week😊
I Woke up feeling that I finally had some really good sleep! And you slept like a log all night long, you had fallen asleep around 18:40 and woke up just before 6:00 I think. You were so happy to see daddy still in bed with us and the two of you had the sweetest morning cuddles. Before making our way downstairs you decided to go through all of your books and open them to your favourite pages which was just really sweet to watch.
We went downstairs and had some breakfast and then we had a nice relaxing morning at home. Daddy had a few things he needed to do in the office and you sat next to him serenading him with your planet song. You are just too cute, and no matter how many times you have sung it, each time you finish it you are so amazed at how good you know the words.
Once he was finished we all made some wooden spoon puppets together and it was so much fun! This was daddy's idea and he had been excited about doing it since last weekend when we went to hobbycraft to stock up on some art supplies. It ended up being a bit more time consuming than we had anticipated but it was worth it because you were absolutely loving the whole process, you were especially interested in the sewing bit and wanted to know all about how to do it. When it came time to make the faces you took the job very seriously and even though I did the hair for you you were very adamant that it needed to be yellow with a bit of blue in it. When we had finished putting the hair on you had the absolute best reaction! You became like a little bubble of pure joy that was bursting in every direction, it was the best.
Theres been one big change that's happened in my life these past couple days and that was me finding out on Tues evening that I had tested positive for gestational diabetes. Immediately when I found out I felt heartbroken, and pretty shocked, I didn't want to be labelled as high risk again and became so sad that my dreams of a home birth were taken away again. (continued in comments)
Yesterday in the supermarket poppy had the following conversation with the older gentleman behind us:
Man: is that your little brother?
Poppy: No, that’s my sister.
Man: Yes, you’re his sister.
Man (interrupting her): what’s his name?
Poppy: Daisy Mae
Poppy: NO! DAISY..?!
Man: oh he’s very cute isn’t he!
Poppy: ?! 😑😑😑
😂😂🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ I give up. We can’t even convince people that Daisy is a girl even when they know her name is Daisy 🤦🏻♀️😂