Taking their big brother responsibilities seriously
Happy 30th Birthday to YOU, babe! There is no other place on Earth I would rather be than right here with you and seeing the world together with our boys. What a surreal feeling! Blessings come in all forms but you are by far the best. When I think about this next decade and what it holds for us, I think about how much life will happen! The boys will really take off in school, sports and growing into their youth. You and I will dive into what’s next and we will continue to build a life we love! Here’s to 30’s and here is to YOU!!! I love you!
무슨 런던 가정식집이었는데. 피쉬엔췹스 말고는 뭐가 런던식인지 모르겠다는... 😒 #4월에한국에서
Hey guys!! Guess how our Thursday was spent!! Yep! Started at the waterpark, then dinner with Momma and Dad, but THEN!! GOCAAAAAAARTS!!!!! (Those pics coming later 😉) #lillukey #boymom #ocvacation #myjollysummer
Na was meint ihr Hat es geklappt 🙈
Ich sag mal so... Jaein 🤷🏼♀️
Kurz nach 24 Uhr kam der Anruf, dass er aufgewacht ist & seither nur weint... also bin ich los...Als ich ankam, war er wieder im Land der Träume 😴 Habe mich dann auf die Couch gelegt, da ich ihn nicht wecken wollte. Die Nacht war sehr unruhig & er hat sich nur hin- und hergewelzt 🤷🏼♀️ Meine Mum hat daher kein Auge zubekommen 😁 Die Freude war dann heute Morgen als er mich sah natürlich groß 🥰 & jetzt ist er nochmal eingeschlafen und wir brauchen Kaffee ☕😴 Vllt. klappt es ja dann bei Versuch 3 problemlos - bekanntlich sind ja "alle guten Dinge Drei" 🤪 & bei euch so Bessere Nacht 😊 #momlife .
#momtobe #mommytobe #pregnancy #pregnant #with #babytwo #endless #love #thankful #boymom #my #life #potd #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #instamood #instalike #need #coffee #and #bed #tired #no #sleep
Seems like an appropriate day for a total “basic mom” side- by-side! 🤣 Tomorrow Beaux turns 10 months and while we say “nine months in, nine months” a lot for the side-by-side comparisons, pregnancy is really closer to 10 months. Beaux was late too, although, in reality, he probably was just right about on time. In the United states, we tend to talk due dates and “full term” a few weeks sooner than most other parts of the world. Beaux’s due date was October 13th, but he came the 23rd. Today is also #tbt and the pic on the left was taken just hours before Beaux made is grand entrance into this world in the wee hours of the morning, in a tub of water with candles lighting the way. The picture on the right was just a few short weeks ago as I held my growing, beautiful boy in my arms. I can’t believe he is growing so fast, and that 10 months have come and gone. Just taking a moment to try and capture the beauty of pregnancy and motherhood, and celebrate the journey of happiness, tears, struggles, elation, and the greatest love I have for the two little boys in my life. #thisismotherhood #9monthsin9monthsout #beauxdonovan
My baby is 11 now. He woke up this morning waiting for 8:44am to hit the clock. The time he was born. My future vigilante likes to watch Arrow and Batman. He knows girls think he's cute and is not amused by them (thankfully). His favorite part of the day is when I sat with him for 10 minutes while he ate his dinner. The road ahead may be the hardest from the road we've already traveled. We've made it this far and can only keep going. I love you, monkey. #offspring #birthdayboy #birthday #boymom #ontheroadagain #mylove #mylife #myall
Before I repost @theconsciouskid caption, I’d like to add I whole heartedly believe that just like we have conversations with our daughters, younger sisters, nieces, cousins, we should be having conversations with our sons, brothers, nephews, cousins. We should be having conversations about how every person, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation etc. is worthy of respect. We should be having conversations about how we can dismantle the patriarchy. It’s all well and good having conversations with our friends and like-minded individuals, but what about our children What about the future ・・・
“We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.
Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. They’re discouraged from having interests that are considered feminine. They’re told to be tough at all costs, or else to tamp down their so-called boy energy.
If we want to create an equitable society, one in which everyone can thrive, we need to also give boys more choices.
In her book, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives instructions for raising a feminist daughter. But how can we raise feminist sons
I asked neuroscientists, economists, psychologists and others to answer that question, based on the latest research and data we have about gender. I defined feminist simply, as someone who believes in the full equality of men and women. [Swipe] for their advice. (Source: “How to Raise a Feminist Son” by Claire Cain Miller for NYTimes)
#RaisingBoys #Fatherhood #Motherhood #Feminst #RaisingKings #Gender #BoyMom #Boyhood #RaisingSons #Parenting #Feminism #GenderEquality #Masculinity #ToxicMasculity #GenderEquity
Some nights you have to stop and enjoy the roses...or sunsets. I couldn't believe this beautiful sunset that filled the sky tonight, the rest of the sky was also pinks and purples and just so pretty. I made most of the kids go outside to enjoy it. It has been busy around here getting ready for our move, packing and balancing the kids and their activities. Right now everything is an extra long drive because everything is close to our new house. It seems like we are always in a rush, trying not to be late. Tonight was a good reminder that it is ok to slow down and not worry so much, everything will be ok. We don't have to be in such a rush or so busy we don't enjoy the sunsets or our family around us. Sometimes we need to take some time to refocus and enjoy what is most important. What do you do to stop and smell the roses
My dude, my everything ❤️ 15 months yesterday, I love you so much hunny 😍
My Rainbow Baby. 🌈 👶🏻 You were my blessing after the storm. The storm I thought would never come to an end. God reached for my hand, & helped me walk on the waters I was once drowning in. You are my blessing! You are my answered prayer!
If you struggle with miscarriages or infertility, don’t be afraid to speak out. There’s so many mamas out there ready to hug you tight & encourage you! You’re not alone. ❤️
We made it on the tv twice tonight, got to shake Brads hand , got to witness Brad giving a little boy a guitar while the boy was standing next to us, got a guitar pick tossed to us and got to celebrate with some of my favorite people!!! @ccrawford0927
Thanks mom for the tickets!
Definitely one of the best birthdays!
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! .
#dirty30 #30isthenew20 #bradpaisley #gulfshores #motherhood #boymom #girlmom #chrislane
Did you know that Difficulty sleeping can be related to poor gut health 😱
Our pineal gland produces melatonin but our gut contains about 400 times more melatonin 👌
Melatonin gets its physiological effects from membrane receptors in the gut. Your levels of melatonin in the gut are dependent on your diet and digestion.🍏🍎🍋🍈 Ways to support a healthy gut: probiotic/ prebiotics, fiber rich foods, digestive enzymes, avoid sugar, gluten , GMOs , chlorinated water and antibiotics. Also avoid lights and screens at bedtime. ✌
Supplements to consider:
Sesquirterpenes which is a constituent on certain plant oils helps increase oxygen to the limbic system of the brain (pineal &pituitary glands) ❤inhaling oils high in Sesquirterpenes are amazing for promoting good sleep. Cederwood, sandlewood and vetiver are high in Sesquirterpenes.
Magnesium is crucial for good sleep . it becomes depleted Under stress , high sugar diet, caffine and lack of sleep. Best form of magnesium are ionized or magnesium glycinate.👐😪 #bedtime #sleep #melatonin #guthealth #sesquertipenes #magnesium #magnesiumdeficiency #minerals #essentialoils #crunchymom #naturalmom #healthynurse #Boymom #oilywellness #urbanhomestead #farmkid
It’s crazy how my life is at this point. You never know your future or journey but God always has a plan. There’s a reason why my life is going the way it’s going but I still don’t understand and I probably won’t but I still have faith. God gives you grace when you’re at your lowest and as a human being you need to give yourself grace and take it easy. 💕
This blessed Friday marks one week since we moved in.
It was not easy and we thank the few godsent people who helped us out in even the littlest ways. Your deed is mighty to our eyes and we will be forever grateful.
Yes it has been tiring, packing, unpacking, moving, adjusting. But our hearts and minds are now at peace and we are very grateful to Allah SWT for blessing us with a humble place to finally call our own.
We are home now, boys. Alhamdulillah, We are Home. 😭💕 **I talk about our move, reno process as well as organized and minimal living at @minimalist.ghuraba** #raisingtheeirs #threeirs #eiralieeimran #eirzhaneilhan #eirzaqyeimaan #boymom #momofboys #momofthree #momofthreeboys #sahm #wfhm
Today is national rainbow baby day. A rainbow baby is one born after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Although we never suffered a loss. We struggled through a storm of countless negative tests, doctors who said they couldnt help. And many many tears. I was suffering from secondary infertility. Which is defined as "the inability to get pregnant after previously birthing a child". After many many months of negative tests and visiting doctors who were absolutely no help, we had finally had enough and went to a different doctor for another opinion. I had taken a home pregnancy test the day before and it was negative. The one in the doctors office that day was positive. A total surprise but in that moment our 3 year "storm" had ended.
While Remington may not, by definition, be considered a rainbow baby he is definitely the rainbow after the storm for us. For those of you suffering from infertility, your struggle is valid. I see you, I feel for you. Don't lose hope and know that my door is always open if you need someone to talk to.
A parent’s love doesn’t lessen with each child. 💕
Today I took TWO NAPS. it was amazing. Honestly I could have slept all day but that’s not an option because kids. My sweet husband is always so good about making vacations easy for me. He is with the kids much more than me when we travel. I get to sneak away and spend time alone. What is something you adore about spouse I want to know all of the good things! :) •
Did you know ....
🙅🏼♀️It's NOT normal to feel bloated, nauseous, and gassy all the time.
👎🏻It’s NOT normal to NOT get a good nights rest and wake up feeling refreshed.
🙅🏻♂️It's NOT normal to NOT have DAILY bowel movements OR to stay in the bathroom constantly.
👎🏻It’s NOT normal to have sugar or soda cravings daily.
🙅🏼♀️It's NOT normal to feel sick after eating meals .... that ‘sweet tooth’ actually starts in your gut.
👎🏻It’s NOT normal to have skin “issues.”
🙅🏻♂️It's NOT normal to have acid reflux on a regular basis.
👎🏻It’s NOT normal to feel exhausted all the time.
If these things have become YOUR NORM, something is OUT of balance & it’s time we chat about a new normal!😘 School is back in session and the schedule is getting more full! So thankful I'm not exhausted all the time anymore and I can keep up with my kiddos and be a part of all the fun and activities!
So I’ll ask you again...
⚡️ Why not YOU
⚡️ Why not NOW
Now is your time to live fully awake and walk into freedom!! I would love ❤️ to invite you to join us. Have you been looking for a place to call home Friend, we have room at the table and I would be honored to walk beside you on this journey!
He looks so grown up here!! He’s not even 2 years yet. 📷: @mikeahirsch We love our sweet boy!! He’s smart, has a strong will, loves making funny faces and now has mastered climbing out of his crib. 😳😫 Pray for me!
Facing the sun is a choice a sunflower makes everyday ☀️