You know it’s a good day when you have the playground to yourself!!
At first she was a little bummed that there were no other kids, but once she realized she didn’t have to wait she was more then happy to have the playground to herself!
Happy Sunday friends 💕
What is everyone up to today
It’s amazing what a mindset shift and a couple cups of coffee can do 😌 ☕️ 💙I GOT to wake up with you four times last night. 💙I GOT to be the one to nourish and comfort you back to sleep. 💙I GOT to be the one to spend precious, uninterrupted, one-on-one time with you for a few hours when you decided at 5:30 am you were up and ready to start your day. 💙I GET to be your mama, and I’m blessed beyond measure for that!
#blessedmama #blessedbeyondmeasure #boymom #4monthsleepregression #allthecoffee #mixedbabies
On my way to the airport and there’s no traffic but the minute I get to the airport there’s traffic and my terminal has to be the last one. Not to mention that it’s 6:25 in the morning and my flight boards in 30 minutes.
I get to printout my boarding pass and the drop bag area is super long. Good thing the attendant skipped me to the front of the line.
As I’m thinking I’m in the clear I get through the checking area and there’s an even longer line to get through security.
But thanks to my good fortune is half way through I get skipped again and I’m now sitting on my flight. Moral of the story I’m a blessed Mama. That and I should’ve left an hour early like the airlines recommends. 😉 🙏🏾 #flyingmoms #etsysellersofinstagram #blessedmama
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"Is your baby sleeping through the night" - is probably the most annoying question for any new parent. We never used to have problems with it though, not until 2 months ago.
Since day 1 we tried to get boys into a good routine and teach them to sleep in their cots. After the initial 6 weeks of them having days and nights mixed up, everything was going well, they started sleeping through, and we were all well rested and happy.
It all ended when boys were 8.5 months old. 8 months sleep regression together with horrible teething, and we moved into our new house. Getting boys to nap became impossible. They were SCREAMING for an hour, and eventually I gave up (I'm alone with boys 11 hours a day without any help), and started putting them to sleep in their buggy. Night time.. well, they sleep in their cots. Until midnight. And then cry and cry.. and cry even more, so exhausted us end up taking them into our bed 🙈 but after 2 months of such a horrible sleep I had enough.
Today they had their nap in their cots. Kajus fell asleep pretty quickly, Nojus on the other hand took a long time, and woke his brother up after just 15 minutes of sleep 🤦🏻♀️ and then Nojus went to sleep himself 🤷🏻♀️ for 35 minutes only, instead of their usual 1.5 hour, but hey, they weren't screaming today! I guess that's a win 🤷🏻♀️ fingers crossed for a longer and better second nap 🤞
Weekend V I B E S ✌🏻❤😎
☼ THE JUGGLE IS REAL ☼
Second time, third time, fourth time mama It doesn't matter how many you have, there is always an adjustment period when adding a new being into your brood…. For me, the juggle of three sometimes ‘gets’ me… sometimes I feel like.. Am I enough for them all, am I neglecting ones needs, am I leaving out one because they are the 'quiet one', am I brushing off the ‘needy one’... ahh so many mum feels.
Every dynamic is so different, for us we have the two older kids (which I am so guilty of grouping them off and calling them ‘the others’.. Or ‘the big kids’ eek), and then lulu who we had 6 years later. There are things that are easier, like being able to ask them to entertain her or get me a nappy or watch her while I go to the toilet etc... However there are also challenges like; the school drop offs and sport trainings that CONSTANTLY wake baby lulu from her naps, and the running around in the car which Luna HATES, and the difference in interests and games…
There will always be little challenges or pulls, but isn't it funny how you just adapt and all of a sudden you can't imagine life with any less!
What kind of age gaps do you have and how did you adjust
#aussiemums #aussiemum #mamaofthree #lifewithlittles #australiankids #mumof3 #goldcoastmums #australianmum #mummalife #momentsinmotherhood #familymoments #familytimes #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodjourney #simplymamahood #lifeofamum #mumofthree #aussiekids #consciousparenting #blessedmama #aussiefamily #brisbanemums #nzmums #kiwimums #goldcoastmum #goldcoastkids #joyfulmama #blessedmama #brisbanekids #mindfulparenting
Being here in Tuscany with my family is magical. It’s a blessing to see where my father-in-law comes from with our two-year old. But it hasn’t been easy. Trinity is surrounded by activity, kids, candy, toys for sale...and she is non-stop.
She’s in this terribly annoying phase of “I want....” and repeats herself non-stop. “I want a squishy toy. I want to play with kids.” OMGosh, i seriously want to pull my hair out or put a muzzle on her at times. I understand it’s a phase, but I’m hoping it passes soon.
If we’ve ever had a routine in life, we’re surly out of it here in Italy. Luckily, she’s a very adaptable child who is happy as long as she has her mommy and daddy.
Welcoming any parental advice for the toddler “i want” on repeat stage. I can only explain things so many times and ignore her so often. This pregnant mama is tired! ✨🇮🇹✨
What a GREAT day! Productive morning around the house. Kids even mowed the lawn.
Got out the door around 1. Picked up some friends and went to the club. BYW. Thanks Angela for the stroller! I got a good 60min workout in. Then took the kids swimming for about 90mins. Reuben even fell asleep while we were there. Ended with the kids playing on the rock walls for a bit.
Came home around 7 and enjoyed some tacos and movies. Everyone is settled in for the night. Got to chat with hubby for a bit via IG messages! Yay! Then he surprised me and called me. So so so good to hear his voice. ❤❤❤ Such a blessing to be feeling more and more like me again! I am so thankful for energy and joy! God is so good. And my little secret (not so secret) weapon helps too! I mean it is plant based....so technically it's from God as well. 😜😜 #saturday #blessedmama #Godissogood #pelxus #gymmom #fitmom #sahm #wfhm #homeschoolmom #momof6 #thekelleyfamilystory
Grateful for them ♥️ They always know how to make me smile and laugh.
My precious boys. A testimony of God's miracle and His unconditional love.
The waiting season was unimaginably difficult and painful all of the same time -- hurtful comments, unsolicited advices (coming from strangers, colleagues, friends and even relatives), merciless words from Doctors, discouragements, the unseen wounds and more. But I have decided and resolved to wait upon the Lord. --
I continuously prayed. I continuously worshiped. I kept my hope oh so high. I continuously asked for an increase of faith. I continuously believed in my God.
I stopped complaining. I stopped questioning. I stopped doubting. I stopped the pity party.
I started to seek for more wisdom. I started to practice humility. I started to be more grateful. I started to speak life. I started to recognize my limitations.
I chose to rest in the arms of the One who understands and loves me the most. His Name is Jesus.
Peace begun to manifest until I forgot my own desire. It was more of God that I wanted. It was more of knowing my Saviour. It was more of finding the purpose of my suffering. Until... it was not about myself anymore. --
Then... I found myself physically touching, smelling, embracing, carrying and loving these two miracles that were wonderfully and fearfully knitted together in my womb. The Lord have indeed heard and answered my prayers.
For those who are waiting for their breakthrough and miracle... Do not stop praying for the ways of the Lord is higher. His purpose for you is holy. ---
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
Mark 11:24 --
With man, this is impossible but with God all things are possible.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.Hebrews 11:1
🌿 --Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord .
#miracle #grateful #gratitude #faith #humbled #thankful #thankyoujesus #blessedmama #testimony #shespeakstruth #womanoffaith
There goes my heart. 2 in college and only one baby at home. But I cherish my moments when I have them all together😍. #blessedMama. #wardamneagle
I've been having fun with scarves in my hair lately. I'm usually not into all the trendy things, but this is a trend I love. Also, doing rope braids in my hair like this reminds me of when Nate and I were first married, because I wore my hair like this a lot. This morning Nate let me go out to a coffee shop to have some alone time and it was so lovely. While I was there he messaged me on Facebook. It made me smile because that's how our relationship kind of started. He took me on a date, and then we sent FB messages back and forth over Christmas break. I love thinking about those first days when we starting falling in love. And even now, when we've been together for 7+ years, it just keeps getting better and loving him keeps getting sweeter. #sorrynotsorry that this post turned sappy so quick. Haha😋😍💛 #marriedmee #ilovenmee #marriage #lifelongadventurers #adventureswithmee #hair #ropebraid #habitandhome #joyintheprocess #joyfulmamas #blessedwife #blessedmama
Love these two Biondi girls! First night of a fun bday wkend they have planned! #blessedMama #sofun :)
And just like that my kids are now 10, 8 and 5! Say what!! #blessedmama
My baby girl. I love you beyond measure. I cannot wait for our adventures ahead.
Having my girl has changed my life and I don’t know what I would do without her.
It’s been so different from my crazy boys. I love them differently and I’m looking forward to seeing their love for their sister.
I love being a mom of both!
A pround moment for a mom that only finally started to come out of her own shell. These girls are young and learning at such a young age to believe in themselves, to step out of their comfort zones, and to find something they're passionate about. .
I have seen so much growth in them in only a year of attending @leapchildcare Kathy is amazing and I am so beyond excited that all my girls will be under her guidance this coming September. .
#myfamily❤ #proudmama #mygirls #teachthemyoung #blessedmama
Lately I have been struggling with my postpartum body after having two babies back to back.
I had lost my confidence and I was embarrassed (yes,ridiculous) of how much I had “let myself go” that I didn’t even allow myself to be grateful and proud of what my body had accomplished! I was too busy looking in the mirror with disgust instead of loving myself and setting a good example for my daughter.
Today when my fiancé took a full body picture of me I was cringing with the thought of how I was going to look. But, instead I saw a mama and her little girl, both with smiles and enjoying life and I felt AMAZING!
Let’s start setting examples now for our daughters. Let’s teach them to love their bodies no matter their shape or size. Let’s teach them to LOVE LIFE. We are so much more than what the mirror let’s us perceive!
#thisispostpartum #postpartum #momlife #selflove #blessedmama #honestmotherhood #momdiary
we have arrived in the Hamptons! a looooong drive but we made it! this pregnant mama will be lounging poolside, oceanside and working out outside all week and i cannot wait!
also, my favorite bagel ever is out here - spinach everything - and what better excuse than pregnancy to have one every day 🥯 .
a year ago, we had just started our new fitness and coaching journey and began a program out here in Sag Harbor. excited to workout with a little babe growing in my belly in this beautiful environment ☀️ .
Get yourself a tribe that challenges you to fun dance parties 😂😍 I love my girls.
“We might be uncertain about the future, but if what we are pursuing is a good thing and we are confident in God’s power, we should not be afraid to pursue it. We are free to step out in faith and attempt great things for the Lord, knowing that He may bless our initiative.” @tabletalk
Trust: to have confidence in something, or to believe in someone. This one, five letter word is the basis of so many relationships and yet it can be taken in the matter of seconds. Personally for me, I have a hard time with this one word probably more then any other word in the dictionary. In any kind of relationship, or even a friendship, trust is a huge part. However, some people who have had their trust broken time after time again, it becomes even harder to build trust time after time again for a new relationship. Now I try my hardest to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, maybe even a little too much. I try to remember that not everyone is the same and not everyone is out to break your trust. But in the back of my head, I always remember what could happen. My trust is broken and I am broken all over again. I pull myself back together, dry my tears off, and then wake up in the morning to see another day. Life has to go on for me because guess what For that other person that broke your trust, it is going on for them. They aren’t thinking twice about hurting you, or what they did. It may suck for a day, a week, a month, but it will get better. And one day, you will learn that not everyone is the same. And you will learn to trust again. Hopefully. 💗 #momblogger #normal2kidsago #girlmom #blessedmama #newtothis #tiredasamother #momblog #momof2 #lifelessons #bloggersofinstagram #lovewhatyoudo #falldown7getup8 #newbeginings #somethingnew #momlife #keepmovingforward #nevergiveup #trustissues #earnednotgiven #trusttheprocess #trustandbelieve #trustinyourself
This girl is working like crazy...three 12 hour days between Marshall'sand Dollar Tree.. she never turns a shift down and is working hard for her education... both of my kids have an unbelievable work ethic and are just amazing people.... guess I did something right along the way... always so proud of these two....❤❤ #hardworkingkids #helpingtopayforcollege #soproud #blessedmama #lovethesetwotothemoonandback ...
My tools to support the little one’s respiratory system today - roller bottle with 1 drop each Frankincense & Melissa (couple swipes on the bottom of her feet), & 1 drop each Laurel Leaf & Bergamot diluted with baby lotion - massage onto chest & spine. Forever grateful for these tools at my fingertips ✋🏼💕 #nature #plants
We be struggling with our photo game🤷🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️❤️
When you’re trying to take a selfie by yourself. 😉🤗💕 #noprivacy
after a long day of swimming and fun in the sun, this mornings coffee is lookin’ reaaaal good 😍
Super easy switch from traditional hand soap that can dry out hands and contain harmful ingredients to perfectly foamy soap goodness that smells ah-maxing!