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Who needs earrings? They will be available Sunday night @ 5PM PST in our Facebook group! Tell your friends ☺️

2019-05-24 16:24   19 1

 

Who needs earrings They will be available Sunday night @ 5PM PST in our Facebook group! Tell your friends ☺️

Our favorite family tradition is gathering around the table for a nice dinner on Sunday night! What is yours? #FamilyTime #tradition

2019-05-24 16:23   2 2

 

Our favorite family tradition is gathering around the table for a nice dinner on Sunday night! What is yours #FamilyTime #tradition

Emily Albanna 🌸

2019-05-24 15:57   27 3

 

Emily Albanna 🌸

Here I am 2 weeks after my daughter was born, Thanksgiving Day. It was my first time leaving the house, Daisy's first time in her car seat (she was born at home), and her first time with lots of people. ⠀
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I was not ready for this at all. I didn't want to do it. I didn't want to go to the Thanksgiving gathering. I just wanted to stay in our nest, cuddled in bed or on the couch. I didn't want to answer questions or be in conversation about anything. I didn't want to leave the bubble of safety and comfort. It felt unnecessary and also scary.⠀
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I just wasn't ready. But I did it anyways because I felt like I had to. I did it to please others.⠀
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I put on some clothes and a smile and we left the house. ⠀
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Now I know better.....that time is precious and fleeting. I needed more time to heal and be vulnerable. I needed to call the shots...to say no and to be okay with disappointing others. ⠀
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I see this photo and all those thoughts and feelings about not being ready come rushing back. ⠀
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Your body knows what it needs. Your intuition is guiding you every step of the way.⠀
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Stop, tune into yourself, follow your needs. ⠀
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It's okay to disappoint others. They will survive and be fine.⠀
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Think about you - what do you need? That's all that matters right now.⠀
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You can do hard things mama. xo⠀
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 #trustyourintuition #mamaknowsbest #newbornlife #stayhome #firstfortydays #takebackpostpartum #positivepostpartum #pregnantlife #prepareforpostpartum #momlife #newborn #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #pregnant #thetruth #postpartumperiod #mommastrong #strongmama #thisispostpartum #birthjusthappened #fourthtrimester #newmomlife #mamasunite #newbaby #fourthtrimestermama #mothering #postpartumadvocate ⠀
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2019-05-24 14:35   25 2

 

Here I am 2 weeks after my daughter was born, Thanksgiving Day. It was my first time leaving the house, Daisy's first time in her car seat (she was born at home), and her first time with lots of people. ⠀ ⠀ I was not ready for this at all. I didn't want to do it. I didn't want to go to the Thanksgiving gathering. I just wanted to stay in our nest, cuddled in bed or on the couch. I didn't want to answer questions or be in conversation about anything. I didn't want to leave the bubble of safety and comfort. It felt unnecessary and also scary.⠀ ⠀ I just wasn't ready. But I did it anyways because I felt like I had to. I did it to please others.⠀ ⠀ I put on some clothes and a smile and we left the house. ⠀ ⠀ Now I know better.....that time is precious and fleeting. I needed more time to heal and be vulnerable. I needed to call the shots...to say no and to be okay with disappointing others. ⠀ ⠀ I see this photo and all those thoughts and feelings about not being ready come rushing back. ⠀ ⠀ Your body knows what it needs. Your intuition is guiding you every step of the way.⠀ ⠀ Stop, tune into yourself, follow your needs. ⠀ ⠀ It's okay to disappoint others. They will survive and be fine.⠀ ⠀ Think about you - what do you need That's all that matters right now.⠀ ⠀ You can do hard things mama. xo⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #trustyourintuition #mamaknowsbest #newbornlife #stayhome #firstfortydays #takebackpostpartum #positivepostpartum #pregnantlife #prepareforpostpartum #momlife #newborn #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #pregnant #thetruth #postpartumperiod #mommastrong #strongmama #thisispostpartum #birthjusthappened #fourthtrimester #newmomlife #mamasunite #newbaby #fourthtrimestermama #mothering #postpartumadvocate ⠀ ⠀

🌸🌸Surprise more floral.🌸🌸 Confession...this project sat halfway finished in my laundry room for about a year 🙃

Now that I have all the pretty florals I was inspired by the twine and blush petals. It takes me back to my wedding. My colors were blush and and everything was burlap and lace. 
There is just something so romantic about pairing something dingy with something beath taking beautiful.

It reminds me of the relationship I have with Christ. On my own I am just this dingy soul with nothing inspiring about me. BUT cover me with Jesus and I am gorgeous and desirable to the God who loves me.🌿🌿🌿🌿 #thatsdarling #kidsofinstagram #intsatoddler #boho #stylish #decorationideas #themootherhoodcorner #burlapandlace #letthembelittle #GlorybetoGod #momblog  #momblogger #mamablogger #boymomsrock #floral #etsyshop #etsyshop #sweetmoments #mamaknowsbest #smallbusiness #rustic #farmhouse

2019-05-24 14:34   24 4

 

🌸🌸Surprise more floral.🌸🌸 Confession...this project sat halfway finished in my laundry room for about a year 🙃 Now that I have all the pretty florals I was inspired by the twine and blush petals. It takes me back to my wedding. My colors were blush and and everything was burlap and lace. There is just something so romantic about pairing something dingy with something beath taking beautiful. It reminds me of the relationship I have with Christ. On my own I am just this dingy soul with nothing inspiring about me. BUT cover me with Jesus and I am gorgeous and desirable to the God who loves me.🌿🌿🌿🌿 #thatsdarling #kidsofinstagram #intsatoddler #boho #stylish #decorationideas #themootherhoodcorner #burlapandlace #letthembelittle #GlorybetoGod #momblog  #momblogger #mamablogger #boymomsrock #floral #etsyshop #etsyshop #sweetmoments #mamaknowsbest #smallbusiness #rustic #farmhouse

Cheers to the weekend, world! On this #flowerfriday I thought I’d introduce myself—my name is Lisa and gardening is my passion! On beautiful days like today you can find me elbow deep in the dirt in my garden or yours🌿

2019-05-24 14:19   13 1

 

Cheers to the weekend, world! On this #flowerfriday I thought I’d introduce myself—my name is Lisa and gardening is my passion! On beautiful days like today you can find me elbow deep in the dirt in my garden or yours🌿

"I love that I can feed my son milk, even now that my breastfeeding journey is complete. I love
that he does not react to it. As I researched further and further into the brand, I love what Kabrita
stands for." ❤ @vandalmamas

2019-05-24 14:00   26 3

 

"I love that I can feed my son milk, even now that my breastfeeding journey is complete. I love that he does not react to it. As I researched further and further into the brand, I love what Kabrita stands for." ❤ @vandalmamas

Hummus with Truffle Olive Oil 
I ❤️❤️❤️ hummus and a recent post on stories by @if.natcancook mentioned truffle olive oil and it reminded me of how much I love using it with hummus. It’s a delicate taste with a decadent aroma. If you’ve had truffle savory dishes before you know what I’m talking about, if not... the truffle I’m talking about is a kind of mushroom not the chocolate 😁 
Start with 1 large clove of garlic (or 2 medium ones) finely chopped and soak in 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Let that sit to mellow out the flavor of the garlic while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. 
I prefer to use chickpeas from a glass jar but if you can’t find that you can use them from a can. The chickpeas from the glass jar come out soft, but the canned ones need to be boiled for 20 min with 1/2 tsp of baking soda (invaluable tip from my one & only Bhabs @syedaz 😘). Now that the chickpeas are ready let’s go back to the garlic soaking in the lemon juice. 
To that, add 2 tbsp of tahini, 1/2 tsp of salt and 4tbsp of ice cold water. Blend that for a minute, then add 1/2 tsp cumin powder and the jar/can of drained chickpeas and....
SPECIAL INGREDIENT! Add in 2 heaped tbsp of yogurt! (@almaraiegypt )That’s right, I don’t use any olive oil when making the hummus, only as garnish.

I’ve found the best way to get a smooth texture is to use the hand-held blender, holding it at an angle and rotating the bowl, swipe right to see the video. Keep swiping right to see the final texture, and how-to use a spoon to get the restaurant style swirl.

Now cover with cling wrap and refrigerate, and when you are ready to serve add on the garnish of your choice. My favorite is to drizzle truffle olive oil all over, other options are to sprinkle with paprika or sumac or cumin powder and drizzle virgin olive oil. 
Do you like hummus? Ever made it at home before? What do you like to dip into your hummus? 
 #easyrecipes #quickrecipe #hummusrecipe #besthummusever #hummus #appetizer #truffle #oliveoil #secretingredient

2019-05-24 13:49   18 7

 

Hummus with Truffle Olive Oil I ❤️❤️❤️ hummus and a recent post on stories by @if.natcancook mentioned truffle olive oil and it reminded me of how much I love using it with hummus. It’s a delicate taste with a decadent aroma. If you’ve had truffle savory dishes before you know what I’m talking about, if not... the truffle I’m talking about is a kind of mushroom not the chocolate 😁 Start with 1 large clove of garlic (or 2 medium ones) finely chopped and soak in 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Let that sit to mellow out the flavor of the garlic while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. I prefer to use chickpeas from a glass jar but if you can’t find that you can use them from a can. The chickpeas from the glass jar come out soft, but the canned ones need to be boiled for 20 min with 1/2 tsp of baking soda (invaluable tip from my one & only Bhabs @syedaz 😘). Now that the chickpeas are ready let’s go back to the garlic soaking in the lemon juice. To that, add 2 tbsp of tahini, 1/2 tsp of salt and 4tbsp of ice cold water. Blend that for a minute, then add 1/2 tsp cumin powder and the jar/can of drained chickpeas and.... SPECIAL INGREDIENT! Add in 2 heaped tbsp of yogurt! (@almaraiegypt )That’s right, I don’t use any olive oil when making the hummus, only as garnish. I’ve found the best way to get a smooth texture is to use the hand-held blender, holding it at an angle and rotating the bowl, swipe right to see the video. Keep swiping right to see the final texture, and how-to use a spoon to get the restaurant style swirl. Now cover with cling wrap and refrigerate, and when you are ready to serve add on the garnish of your choice. My favorite is to drizzle truffle olive oil all over, other options are to sprinkle with paprika or sumac or cumin powder and drizzle virgin olive oil. Do you like hummus Ever made it at home before What do you like to dip into your hummus #easyrecipes #quickrecipe #hummusrecipe #besthummusever #hummus #appetizer #truffle #oliveoil #secretingredient

🍡FREEZE POP FRIYAY🍡 and it’s a long weekend! Looking forward to this holiday, but forecasts in Chicago call for thunderstorms and rainy weather for the next 7 days! If we’re going to stay in, at least we are stocked with freeze pops! #itsaMOMthing .
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2019-05-24 11:52   48 4

 

🍡FREEZE POP FRIYAY🍡 and it’s a long weekend! Looking forward to this holiday, but forecasts in Chicago call for thunderstorms and rainy weather for the next 7 days! If we’re going to stay in, at least we are stocked with freeze pops! #itsaMOMthing . . . . . #mamaknowsbest #lifeofaworkingmom #workingmomstyle #honestlyparents #dailyparenting #parenthood_unveiled #ourcandidlife #ig_motherhood #motherhood #momlife #honestmotherhood #joyfulmama #momdotme #littlepiecesofchildhood #mommydiaries #bloggermama #motherlove #toddlerhood #candidchildhood #darlingmovement #friyay #cute #momifgirls #toddlerhood #momswhoblog #mamablogger #chicagoblogger #momumentalthing

I knew my first born was going to have blue eyes and golden curls... did your child look how you expected or totally different??? .
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 #whatbaby #babyfacts #predicted #fashiongirls #goldenbaby #goldenbarbies #blondehairblueeyes #blondehairblackgirl #blueeyedblonde #mydreamcometrue #questiontimemamas #groxtalks #groxmamas #holidayshoot #paradise #whiteshutters #topknotgoals #princessbarbie #perfectcurls #perfectedges #fashionbloggerbaby #kidsblogger #mixedkids #perfectchildren #myfirstborn #mamaknowsbest #mamaknows

2019-05-24 09:49   475 78

 
Hey hey hey Miss Terri! 
Terri was one of our one month Free winner @pleasanthillrec pre school fair. And as they say come for the workout, stay for the community fell right into place! Here’s a brief bio of who Terri is:
My name is Terri. I have a 2.5 year old entergetic daughter and expecting a boy in August. I love fit4mom because the group environment is so caring and motivating. The leaders are entertaining for both the kids and momma's and make the exercises fun and enjoyable.

You can find Terri at our Stroller Strides classes and all Playgroup & family functions! 
 #strengthinmotherhood #toddler #community #supportsmallbusiness #fitmama #fitmomsofig #mamaknowsbest #eastbay #bayarea #mommyandme #bootcamp #lamorinda

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Hey hey hey Miss Terri! Terri was one of our one month Free winner @pleasanthillrec pre school fair. And as they say come for the workout, stay for the community fell right into place! Here’s a brief bio of who Terri is: My name is Terri. I have a 2.5 year old entergetic daughter and expecting a boy in August. I love fit4mom because the group environment is so caring and motivating. The leaders are entertaining for both the kids and momma's and make the exercises fun and enjoyable. You can find Terri at our Stroller Strides classes and all Playgroup & family functions! #strengthinmotherhood #toddler #community #supportsmallbusiness #fitmama #fitmomsofig #mamaknowsbest #eastbay #bayarea #mommyandme #bootcamp #lamorinda

My heart overflows... My firstborn #son reading to his firstborn son, my darling #grandson!! And what are they reading, a book that was given to me when I was 5 yrs old (and no!!! It wasn’t written on a stone tablet 🤣😂🤣). . . .  #mybabies #myfirstlove #family #blessed #vickiwatsonrealtor #vickisellsaz #vickisellssahuarita #vickisellsarizona #vickisellsgreenvalley #vickisoldanotherone #grandmama #veteran #veteranrealtor #bestrealtor #toprealtor #happyclient #expertadvisor #professionalrealtor #sahuarita #ranchosahuarita #greenvalley #maderahighlands #everythingitouchturnstosold #reallife #realgrandma #lovemyboys #mamaknowsbest

2019-05-24 03:47   29 1

 

My heart overflows... My firstborn #son reading to his firstborn son, my darling #grandson!! And what are they reading, a book that was given to me when I was 5 yrs old (and no!!! It wasn’t written on a stone tablet 🤣😂🤣). . . . #mybabies #myfirstlove #family #blessed #vickiwatsonrealtor #vickisellsaz #vickisellssahuarita #vickisellsarizona #vickisellsgreenvalley #vickisoldanotherone #grandmama #veteran #veteranrealtor #bestrealtor #toprealtor #happyclient #expertadvisor #professionalrealtor #sahuarita #ranchosahuarita #greenvalley #maderahighlands #everythingitouchturnstosold #reallife #realgrandma #lovemyboys #mamaknowsbest

My mama taught me a lot of things but she never taught me how to give up💯💯 #MamaKnowsBest #DeeplyRooted

2019-05-24 03:10   64 1

 

My mama taught me a lot of things but she never taught me how to give up💯💯 #MamaKnowsBest #DeeplyRooted

Fast and furious presents : 
Hobbs and Shaw
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AUGUST 2ND Worldwide .
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سری جدید فیلم سینمایی سریع و خشن با نام هابز و شاو 
۱۳ مرداد ماه ۹۸

2019-05-24 02:44   268 0

 

Fast and furious presents : Hobbs and Shaw . . .official Trailer... . . . . . . . . Savagery is in the blood... . . . . . #mamaknowsBest #samoanAssWhoopin #Hobbs and Shaw #Therock AUGUST 2ND Worldwide . . سری جدید فیلم سینمایی سریع و خشن با نام هابز و شاو ۱۳ مرداد ماه ۹۸

💕can’t believe your 13 months old already.
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You now clearly understand when I ask you to “go get your water” or “pass mama a book”, you know NO and stop ✋🏻 and even put your little hand out.
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YAYA means mama and Da means No, Stop, Dog and Phone, I can tell the different tones but dada thinks it all sounds the same 😂 #mamaknowsbest
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Over the last month you take 3-4 steps by yourself, sporadically and generally when your preoccupied. When you realize your walking all by yourself you throw your hands up excitement and then go back to crawling. A constant reminder that even when you know how to do something there’s no forcing you, you’ll do things when you want and that highlights your independence - I love that about you 😘
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Life is wonderful with you Madeleine, you are so affectionate. In the mornings when you wake before me, you run your hands over my face and place your head on my face and say “awww” until I wake up. I love that we have shown you what love and affection feels like and what it looks like, this will prepare you so much in life and also show you what to look for in others.
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You have taken a real liking to daddy over the past month, even crying when he hangs up on FaceTime or when you aren’t cuddling him when he gets home. I love this so much, I love that he offers a comfort and security for you, something about a daddy’s arms.
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You are so expressive in your personality and your expressions and you have a special kind of confidence in yourself already. We love dancing, playing in the sink, reading, driving in the Jeep, exploring outside, pushing ottomans and spinning mama in a chair. You enjoy eating your lunch outside in the autumn sun, watching and listening to the birds. I love how connected your roots are to nature, this is your bloodline.
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13 months, and I wouldn’t change a damn thing.
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 #motherhood #honestmotherhood #mumslife #mummysmuse #13monthsold #raisedgood #raisinglittles #raisedonlove #expressive #samanthapolatsekphotography #nzmumlife #mama #babymodel #babygirl #blondeblueeyes #babyfashion #tvpmodelsearch #thevintageplume #bowcollectivestyle #hawkesbaynz #littleloup #naturebaby #flourishing

2019-05-24 02:06   19 5

 

💕can’t believe your 13 months old already. . You now clearly understand when I ask you to “go get your water” or “pass mama a book”, you know NO and stop ✋🏻 and even put your little hand out. . YAYA means mama and Da means No, Stop, Dog and Phone, I can tell the different tones but dada thinks it all sounds the same 😂 #mamaknowsbest . Over the last month you take 3-4 steps by yourself, sporadically and generally when your preoccupied. When you realize your walking all by yourself you throw your hands up excitement and then go back to crawling. A constant reminder that even when you know how to do something there’s no forcing you, you’ll do things when you want and that highlights your independence - I love that about you 😘 . Life is wonderful with you Madeleine, you are so affectionate. In the mornings when you wake before me, you run your hands over my face and place your head on my face and say “awww” until I wake up. I love that we have shown you what love and affection feels like and what it looks like, this will prepare you so much in life and also show you what to look for in others. . You have taken a real liking to daddy over the past month, even crying when he hangs up on FaceTime or when you aren’t cuddling him when he gets home. I love this so much, I love that he offers a comfort and security for you, something about a daddy’s arms. . You are so expressive in your personality and your expressions and you have a special kind of confidence in yourself already. We love dancing, playing in the sink, reading, driving in the Jeep, exploring outside, pushing ottomans and spinning mama in a chair. You enjoy eating your lunch outside in the autumn sun, watching and listening to the birds. I love how connected your roots are to nature, this is your bloodline. . 13 months, and I wouldn’t change a damn thing. . . . #motherhood #honestmotherhood #mumslife #mummysmuse #13monthsold #raisedgood #raisinglittles #raisedonlove #expressive #samanthapolatsekphotography #nzmumlife #mama #babymodel #babygirl #blondeblueeyes #babyfashion #tvpmodelsearch #thevintageplume #bowcollectivestyle #hawkesbaynz #littleloup #naturebaby #flourishing

😍 Have you tried the NEW Peanut Choc Toffee Pops milkshake yet?! 🍫🎉🍨😁 A thick chocolate and peanut butter shake blended with crushed Peanut Choc Toffee Pops, and topped with a whole Toffee Pop! 😍🤪 Oh Mama! Milkshake machines running Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm & Sunday 9am-9pm! Get stuck in 🎉 😁 #mamaknowsbest #mamabrown_nz #wellington #toffeepops #chocolate #peanutbutter #peanut #milkshake #thickshake #icecream #wow #delicious #ohmy #nz #newzealand  #sharemewlg #mamabrowns #mamabrown

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😍 Have you tried the NEW Peanut Choc Toffee Pops milkshake yet! 🍫🎉🍨😁 A thick chocolate and peanut butter shake blended with crushed Peanut Choc Toffee Pops, and topped with a whole Toffee Pop! 😍🤪 Oh Mama! Milkshake machines running Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm & Sunday 9am-9pm! Get stuck in 🎉 😁 #mamaknowsbest #mamabrown_nz #wellington #toffeepops #chocolate #peanutbutter #peanut #milkshake #thickshake #icecream #wow #delicious #ohmy #nz #newzealand #sharemewlg #mamabrowns #mamabrown

Go to @theappreciationpage .
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Go to @theappreciationpage . . We are giving one of our lucky followers $750 cash as a thank you for following along with us! Entering is easy and the lucky follower will be chosen immediately after the contest ends. Note this runs 24 hours so join in while there is still time. Open worldwide! . . How to enter: ✖ ”LIKE” this post ✖ Head to @theappreciationpage & follow everybody they follow! ✖Optional & just for fun: share why you love following my page! . . Ends in 24 hours. To read all the rules please visit the appreciation page. Note: This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By participating you agree to the above rules, confirm you are 18 years old, release Instagram of any responsibility and agree to their terms.

Sneak peek 〰️ been working on a little collaboration with my mother :) A woman who’s always been an inspiration and a sounding board. Since I was a child, we’ve spent endless hours talking about fashion, interior design and art. She’s consistently pushed me to be better. If she doesn’t like something, she says it. She was never the mom who said something I created was wonderful if it wasn’t. She’d say “I’m not crazy about it” or “Something’s missing, maybe here or there” and to go back and rework it. Even if I was initially disappointed that she didn’t love something off the bat, when I’d come back with a piece reworked and she’d say “now that’s great. I love that”, I felt that much more pride in what I had created. This is the kind of mother I aspire to be. One who teaches their children that it’s ok to be critiqued. That not everything they do is great or perfect but that they need to put in an effort, push themselves and that the hard work will eventually pay off. Since she’s been retired, I have the privilege of spending more time with her. She’s always excited to see what new things I have coming. This time her and I made some magic together. Stay tuned for more shell + pearl combos #StandingOxMamaLove

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Sneak peek 〰️ been working on a little collaboration with my mother :) A woman who’s always been an inspiration and a sounding board. Since I was a child, we’ve spent endless hours talking about fashion, interior design and art. She’s consistently pushed me to be better. If she doesn’t like something, she says it. She was never the mom who said something I created was wonderful if it wasn’t. She’d say “I’m not crazy about it” or “Something’s missing, maybe here or there” and to go back and rework it. Even if I was initially disappointed that she didn’t love something off the bat, when I’d come back with a piece reworked and she’d say “now that’s great. I love that”, I felt that much more pride in what I had created. This is the kind of mother I aspire to be. One who teaches their children that it’s ok to be critiqued. That not everything they do is great or perfect but that they need to put in an effort, push themselves and that the hard work will eventually pay off. Since she’s been retired, I have the privilege of spending more time with her. She’s always excited to see what new things I have coming. This time her and I made some magic together. Stay tuned for more shell + pearl combos #StandingOxMamaLove

OBSESSED with this adorable oil stand😍😍 it is the perfect little addition to my apartment!🥰 •
I use to love burning candles. I always had to have my place smelling like a freaking warm apple pie or something pumpkin. Then I started to do my research and how TERRIBLE candles are. The truth about them is shocking. They can cause allergies and respiratory problems. I read that some candles could be just as harmful, maybe even worse, than smoking a cigarette😵🤢🤮 I could probably go on and on about how harmful, even dangerous they are but I think I'll let you do the research😘
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Diffusing essential oils is such a great alternative to candles! Diffusing good, quality essential oils can have such a positive impact. It can promote better sleep, improve respiratory health, eliminate odor, elevate mood, boosts immune system, saves money... the list goes on. Making the switch and ditching the crap has truly saved me money.... and put a little money in my pocket. This decision was the best decision I have ever made. Especially for my little family❤ Please let me know if I can help you and your family! There's a link in my bio that you're always more than welcome to check out as well!!❤
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2019-05-24 01:20   50 0

 

OBSESSED with this adorable oil stand😍😍 it is the perfect little addition to my apartment!🥰 • I use to love burning candles. I always had to have my place smelling like a freaking warm apple pie or something pumpkin. Then I started to do my research and how TERRIBLE candles are. The truth about them is shocking. They can cause allergies and respiratory problems. I read that some candles could be just as harmful, maybe even worse, than smoking a cigarette😵🤢🤮 I could probably go on and on about how harmful, even dangerous they are but I think I'll let you do the research😘 • Diffusing essential oils is such a great alternative to candles! Diffusing good, quality essential oils can have such a positive impact. It can promote better sleep, improve respiratory health, eliminate odor, elevate mood, boosts immune system, saves money... the list goes on. Making the switch and ditching the crap has truly saved me money.... and put a little money in my pocket. This decision was the best decision I have ever made. Especially for my little family❤ Please let me know if I can help you and your family! There's a link in my bio that you're always more than welcome to check out as well!!❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yleo #essentialoils #youngliving #plants #diffuser #lantern #motherhoodunited #motherhoodunplugged #mamaknowsbest #mamalife #emotionalsupport #mentalhealth #balance #support #community #wellness #health #healthylife #cleanliving #toxicfree #toxicfreeliving #happiness #healthiswealth #goodvibes

Yay, school holiday! I'm so happy to be turning off my alarm clock for over a week. Although I'm sure my small ones will do a great job of waking me up every morning 😏
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2019-05-24 00:29   46 3

 

Yay, school holiday! I'm so happy to be turning off my alarm clock for over a week. Although I'm sure my small ones will do a great job of waking me up every morning 😏 . #mamasmerryplace

So thankful my mom taught me how to love and protect my children unapologetically! If you don’t have my children’s best interest at heart we have nothing to discuss!

2019-05-24 00:22   47 3

 

So thankful my mom taught me how to love and protect my children unapologetically! If you don’t have my children’s best interest at heart we have nothing to discuss!

My baby when she was a little baby 🎀 El tiempo pasa volando!!! #camila

2019-05-23 23:16   53 6

 

My baby when she was a little baby 🎀 El tiempo pasa volando!!! #camila

Heading to my class ✨
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Brownie points if you can guess it right! I always love sharing my passion for oils & living holistically with others. I love hearing other people’s journey and where it’s taken then to lead up to this pivotal point. It’s all about empowering people to make the right choices for themselves & their families. Plus they leave learning a thing or two they would’ve never known before. I also love hearing the stories from others of how an oil has helped them in some way. It gives me the biggest joy & warms my heart that I guided them with the right oil. I cannot wait for this class as it is mostly geared towards older ladies! ♥️

2019-05-23 21:38   27 5

 

Heading to my class ✨ . . Brownie points if you can guess it right! I always love sharing my passion for oils & living holistically with others. I love hearing other people’s journey and where it’s taken then to lead up to this pivotal point. It’s all about empowering people to make the right choices for themselves & their families. Plus they leave learning a thing or two they would’ve never known before. I also love hearing the stories from others of how an oil has helped them in some way. It gives me the biggest joy & warms my heart that I guided them with the right oil. I cannot wait for this class as it is mostly geared towards older ladies! ♥️

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Me: Si si certo...guarda (shows directions on the bottle)
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On Guard concentrate is exactly that- a concentrate!
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You only need 1TBSP for high energy washers
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64 LOADS!

2019-05-23 20:54   15 1

 

Me: ...just put 1TBSP . . Him: Nooo non e possibile! . . Me: Si si certo...guarda (shows directions on the bottle) . . Him: ma! . . .... a few minutes later 🙄🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ . . On Guard concentrate is exactly that- a concentrate! . . You only need 1TBSP for high energy washers and 2TBSP for conventional washers. 64 LOADS!

How cute are these little mirror compacts!?! 🐱🐈🐱
I think every girl needs one of these in her purse or bag...for windy days, pepper in your teeth and a quick glance to make sure your make-ups not melting off 💕 
Im gonna pop the blue one in my giveaway bag! The pink ones slightly broken-ish and the blue one won in my poll from yesterday...Hooray! 
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2019-05-23 20:53   42 3

 

How cute are these little mirror compacts!! 🐱🐈🐱 I think every girl needs one of these in her purse or bag...for windy days, pepper in your teeth and a quick glance to make sure your make-ups not melting off 💕 Im gonna pop the blue one in my giveaway bag! The pink ones slightly broken-ish and the blue one won in my poll from yesterday...Hooray! #jenuine🖤

🌎I can confidently walk through this world— because I know who I am, what I am doing, and why. ☀️
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Bringing you guys some words of wisdom today because lord knows I need it to. What I wrote above is something I have to tell myself every day. There are days that are really really bad 🥀 - but those are the days when we remember our “why” and we push through. We are stronger because of it. There are good days too. Days when the sun is shining and the kids are behaving 🤣Those are the days when we feel confident and grow 🌱Those are the days when we have the energy to persevere and take the steps we need to take to get to where we are going. Everyone has goals in life and everyone has bad days. It’s what you make of it that makes the difference. 💪 ⏰Now time to get back to work 😆
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💎Chambray dress still on racks @target And light brown cardi is from @justfabonline 
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2019-05-23 20:33   2287 65

 

🌎I can confidently walk through this world— because I know who I am, what I am doing, and why. ☀️ . . Bringing you guys some words of wisdom today because lord knows I need it to. What I wrote above is something I have to tell myself every day. There are days that are really really bad 🥀 - but those are the days when we remember our “why” and we push through. We are stronger because of it. There are good days too. Days when the sun is shining and the kids are behaving 🤣Those are the days when we feel confident and grow 🌱Those are the days when we have the energy to persevere and take the steps we need to take to get to where we are going. Everyone has goals in life and everyone has bad days. It’s what you make of it that makes the difference. 💪 ⏰Now time to get back to work 😆 . . . 💎Chambray dress still on racks @target And light brown cardi is from @justfabonline #cincinnati #cincinnatiblogger #cincinnatibloggers #cincinnatifashion #cincystyle #cincinnatimom #womenempowerment #womenentrepreneurs #summerdays #cincinnatimodel #plussizefashion #justfab #targetfinds #wordsofwisdom #wordsofencouragement #confidencequotes #confidenceboost #workhardplayhard #mamaknowsbest #sunisshining #bronzed #summertime #instablog #angieknowsthetruth #kentuckyblogger

What Papi teaches him vs what Mamma teaches. Lol this kids brain is legit a sponge! Now I just wish he would soak up how to potty in the darn toilet 😩😩! Please comment below and tell me how you trained your boys!! I’ve tried EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING. But maybe there’s like a Mexican home remedy that I don’t know about? 😂

2019-05-23 20:15   85 24

 

What Papi teaches him vs what Mamma teaches. Lol this kids brain is legit a sponge! Now I just wish he would soak up how to potty in the darn toilet 😩😩! Please comment below and tell me how you trained your boys!! I’ve tried EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING. But maybe there’s like a Mexican home remedy that I don’t know about 😂

Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Feliz cumpleaños feliz cumpleañossssss Feliz cumpleaños a ti!!!! •
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Happy Birthday Tia Once!! We love you so so so soooooo much! •
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It’s not a secret that we weren’t as close growing up & that’s ok! Because now we are making up for lost time and it makes me so happy! I’m so glad that now as adults we’ve realized what family means and we’re building such a beautiful relationship. Cannot wait to see you!! I love you so much you fucking bitch!!

2019-05-23 19:19   56 5

 

Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Feliz cumpleaños a ti! Feliz cumpleaños feliz cumpleañossssss Feliz cumpleaños a ti!!!! • • Happy Birthday Tia Once!! We love you so so so soooooo much! • • It’s not a secret that we weren’t as close growing up & that’s ok! Because now we are making up for lost time and it makes me so happy! I’m so glad that now as adults we’ve realized what family means and we’re building such a beautiful relationship. Cannot wait to see you!! I love you so much you fucking bitch!!

This bottle cleans my WHOLE HOUSE, with no endocrine/hormone disrupting toxins, no synthetic fragrance, and no weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce. And I can fill this bottle 20+ times before I need to re-order my cleaner. I LOVE THIEVES, and I love that it’s FREE for a few more days!

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2019-05-23 18:48   44 5

 

This bottle cleans my WHOLE HOUSE, with no endocrine/hormone disrupting toxins, no synthetic fragrance, and no weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce. And I can fill this bottle 20+ times before I need to re-order my cleaner. I LOVE THIEVES, and I love that it’s FREE for a few more days! #essentialoils #poweredbyplants #cleanliving #mamaknowsbest #ditchandswitch #cleaninghacks

Mood 24/7

2019-05-23 18:01   82 5

 

Mood 24/7

Did you know that a dog’s gestation period is only about 2 months? Dogs have evolved that way due to their need for hunting for food. Pregnancy can impede the hunting process, so to accommodate this, their babies are born before they are fully developed. This is why their eyes and ears are sealed shut. They are born deaf and blind and completely dependent on their mamas. Within a week or two, both eyes and ears open and are now fully developed. This is one of the many reasons that it’s important to let mama do what she knows best. .
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2019-05-23 17:45   131 4

 

Did you know that a dog’s gestation period is only about 2 months Dogs have evolved that way due to their need for hunting for food. Pregnancy can impede the hunting process, so to accommodate this, their babies are born before they are fully developed. This is why their eyes and ears are sealed shut. They are born deaf and blind and completely dependent on their mamas. Within a week or two, both eyes and ears open and are now fully developed. This is one of the many reasons that it’s important to let mama do what she knows best. . . . . #minif1bgoldendoodle #minif1bgoldendoodles #usdoodles #phoenixarizona #mamaknowsbest #mama #doodles #oodlesofdoodles #goldendoodles #goldendoodlepuppies #newborn #newbornpuppies #puppyfacts #f1b #f1bgoldendoodles #dogfacts #dogfactsdaily #nap #naptime #sleepingbabies #cozy #puppycuddles #doodlesofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram #doodlesoftheworld #thursday #thursdayfacts #themoreyouknow #moreyouknow #carnivores

🇵🇭 KATRINA VELARDE 🇵🇭 covers -  Mamma Knows Best -  Jessie J 🎶"Mamma Knows Best" is a song by 🇬🇧singer-songwriter Jessie J, from her debut studio album 💿Who You Are. It was ✒by Jessie J (credited Jessica Cornish) and Ashton Thomas,
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@katrinavelarde24  thx for singing 😘
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2019-05-23 17:43   25 1

 

🇵🇭 KATRINA VELARDE 🇵🇭 covers -  Mamma Knows Best -  Jessie J 🎶"Mamma Knows Best" is a song by 🇬🇧singer-songwriter Jessie J, from her debut studio album 💿Who You Are. It was ✒by Jessie J (credited Jessica Cornish) and Ashton Thomas, 💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞 @katrinavelarde24  thx for singing 😘 @qritiko thx for recording👍🏼 ♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞♡💞 . . #katrinavelarde #mammaknowsbest #jessiej #whoyouare #rap #pop #rock #rnb #katrinatics #instamusic #instaphilippines #musicproducers #pinoypride #mamaknowsbest #wishbus #pinoymusic #instaphilippines #manilabased #giftedvoices #thevoiceuk #britainsgottalent #iwantv #highnote #bbcbritain #saturdaynightlive #showcase

Be sure to follow us on #Pinterest, where we share awesome #recipes and cooking tips.

2019-05-23 16:24   6 1

 

Be sure to follow us on #Pinterest, where we share awesome #recipes and cooking tips.

Hey guys! Thank you so much for all the shares and support with our freezable pacifier! One of my favorite things about the pacifier is that your baby doesnt have to take a pacifier to love using this teether! They just love the cooling effect and the shape! Easy to hold and doesn't freeze their little hands! ❄
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This little sweety was getting his molars and would NOT put the Nippii freezable pacifier down! (Also, he was not a pacifier user) ❤❤❤

2019-05-23 15:39   32 1

 

Hey guys! Thank you so much for all the shares and support with our freezable pacifier! One of my favorite things about the pacifier is that your baby doesnt have to take a pacifier to love using this teether! They just love the cooling effect and the shape! Easy to hold and doesn't freeze their little hands! ❄ . This little sweety was getting his molars and would NOT put the Nippii freezable pacifier down! (Also, he was not a pacifier user) ❤❤❤

If at first you 𝓓𝓸𝓷’𝓽 𝓼𝓾𝓬𝓬𝓮𝓮𝓭...do it like your mother told you! 🗣 ➡️ Ⓓⓡⓘⓝⓚ ⓗⓐⓟⓟⓨ ⓒⓞⓕⓕⓔⓔ This brew helps me eliminate stress, supports my eye health, maintains my glucose levels, eliminates toxins in my body, modulates my cholesterol & triglyceride levels,( I’ve battled with this for almost 7 years) Regulates fat metabolism and storage, & it also promotes my health to prevent any future illness. 
No other coffee elevates my happiness & sense of well being 🙌🏻☕️😘 🌸Happy Thursday peeps 🌸

 #thursdaythoughts💭 #twinmama #coffee #happycoffeelife #byebyeanxiety #mamaknowsbest #boymom #entrepreneurdose

2019-05-23 15:30   11 1

 

If at first you 𝓓𝓸𝓷’𝓽 𝓼𝓾𝓬𝓬𝓮𝓮𝓭...do it like your mother told you! 🗣 ➡️ Ⓓⓡⓘⓝⓚ ⓗⓐⓟⓟⓨ ⓒⓞⓕⓕⓔⓔ This brew helps me eliminate stress, supports my eye health, maintains my glucose levels, eliminates toxins in my body, modulates my cholesterol & triglyceride levels,( I’ve battled with this for almost 7 years) Regulates fat metabolism and storage, & it also promotes my health to prevent any future illness. No other coffee elevates my happiness & sense of well being 🙌🏻☕️😘 🌸Happy Thursday peeps 🌸 #thursdaythoughts💭 #twinmama #coffee #happycoffeelife #byebyeanxiety #mamaknowsbest #boymom #entrepreneurdose

Proof that moms are emotionally strong AF. The mixed messages you get every damn day from every direction and manage to not completely lose your shit and cut a beeotch is a miracle. #gimmeabreak #contrary #toeachherown #mamaknowsbest

2019-05-23 14:43   34 8

 

Proof that moms are emotionally strong AF. The mixed messages you get every damn day from every direction and manage to not completely lose your shit and cut a beeotch is a miracle. #gimmeabreak #contrary #toeachherown #mamaknowsbest

I used to try so hard to control everything when in came to being a mum, the same way I keep a tight schedule with my time and abilities to achieve each day. But what I realized, after months of anxiety filled days when things didn’t go according to plan with Max... is to just let go. To EMBRACE the chaos and to just do my damn best everyday without ever sacrificing my health, because that’s too expensive a cost to bare. SO. If Max needs to come into the city with me to get to work, so be it. We’ve got moves to make and a world to shake! #mompreneur

2019-05-23 13:33   93 8

 

I used to try so hard to control everything when in came to being a mum, the same way I keep a tight schedule with my time and abilities to achieve each day. But what I realized, after months of anxiety filled days when things didn’t go according to plan with Max... is to just let go. To EMBRACE the chaos and to just do my damn best everyday without ever sacrificing my health, because that’s too expensive a cost to bare. SO. If Max needs to come into the city with me to get to work, so be it. We’ve got moves to make and a world to shake! #mompreneur

We are in full blown princess & superhero party planning mode over here, which only adds to our everyday life stresses 😅 One of my favorite ways to release some stress is to take a yoga class! This time last year I was going to 5-6 yoga classes a week. Then my favorite instructor left and I couldn’t find a good alternative. Enter @Bulldogyoga which has provided all the challenge of the classes I missed so much. The best part is I am able to take the classes without ever leaving my home which is totally making me feel like royalty 😉👑 Head to the link in my bio to try #Bulldogyoga for 30 days- for free! #yogarebooted #bulldogstrong

2019-05-23 13:25   886 106

 

We are in full blown princess & superhero party planning mode over here, which only adds to our everyday life stresses 😅 One of my favorite ways to release some stress is to take a yoga class! This time last year I was going to 5-6 yoga classes a week. Then my favorite instructor left and I couldn’t find a good alternative. Enter @Bulldogyoga which has provided all the challenge of the classes I missed so much. The best part is I am able to take the classes without ever leaving my home which is totally making me feel like royalty 😉👑 Head to the link in my bio to try #Bulldogyoga for 30 days- for free! #yogarebooted #bulldogstrong

Florals may have taken over my glitter obssion!!!💐💐 ...jk still glitter obsessed over here! I may be in the works of a floral glitter combo 🤔 
What do you guys like glitter or floral?

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2019-05-23 13:00   29 14

 

Florals may have taken over my glitter obssion!!!💐💐 ...jk still glitter obsessed over here! I may be in the works of a floral glitter combo 🤔 What do you guys like glitter or floral #girl #thatsdarling #kidsofinstagram #intsatoddler #boho #stylish #decorationideas #themootherhoodcorner #thedarlingmovement #letthembelittle #GlorybetoGod #momblog  #momblogger #mamablogger #boymomsrock #floralhoop #etsyshop #etsyshop #sweetmoments #mamaknowsbest #smallbusiness #dreamcatcher

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2019-05-23 12:57   9 0

 

(“Ah shitt here we go agian”) . . . . . 🗣@Tht1nihzingle 👤@coolbradley888 👥@Meme1k_ ———————————————————————- ———————————————————————- . . #pornografi #instsgram #explorepage #memes #memepage #memesonly #lovemymemes #Blackppl #mom #Mama #Mamaknowsbest #blackmamapeptalk #blackmama #rules #kids #dumb #kids #memes #deadly #hurtful #sendthistoeveryone #woahchallenge #explore #explorepage #oldtownroad #viral

My boss and colleagues surprised me yesterday with such a sweet shower and generous gifts to send me off into my third trimester! It made everything so real and made me so grateful that I will continue to have these wise mamas around me even after he’s born. 🌿 @tcsffx

2019-05-23 11:17   85 3

 

My boss and colleagues surprised me yesterday with such a sweet shower and generous gifts to send me off into my third trimester! It made everything so real and made me so grateful that I will continue to have these wise mamas around me even after he’s born. 🌿 @tcsffx

This tired little snugglebug woke up at 4 this morning, which he still does on occasion. (Yesterday he made it till six! 🙌) This is a problem, not just because I'm not much of a 4am person, but also because he's still sleeping terribly.

It took a long time to shed the guilt of not being able to help my baby sleep well. I was so ashamed when people asked about his sleep. Or when I had to explain why I couldn't go out in the evenings.

Facing down people's criticism has never been a strength of mine; it's one I've had to cultivate on my mama journey.

The deeper I ground myself in my own values and convictions, and allow myself to trust my son and my own intuition, the easier it gets to ignore the chorus of well-intentioned advice.

So to the mama who feels like she's doing all the right things and still failing: Breathe, mama. Breathe, and recenter, because you've got this. Even the long seasons are just seasons, and no one's opinion is bigger, better, or more important than yours ♡

2019-05-23 10:44   13 4

 

This tired little snugglebug woke up at 4 this morning, which he still does on occasion. (Yesterday he made it till six! 🙌) This is a problem, not just because I'm not much of a 4am person, but also because he's still sleeping terribly. It took a long time to shed the guilt of not being able to help my baby sleep well. I was so ashamed when people asked about his sleep. Or when I had to explain why I couldn't go out in the evenings. Facing down people's criticism has never been a strength of mine; it's one I've had to cultivate on my mama journey. The deeper I ground myself in my own values and convictions, and allow myself to trust my son and my own intuition, the easier it gets to ignore the chorus of well-intentioned advice. So to the mama who feels like she's doing all the right things and still failing: Breathe, mama. Breathe, and recenter, because you've got this. Even the long seasons are just seasons, and no one's opinion is bigger, better, or more important than yours ♡

I never try to get a photo, because I don’t want to disturb these guys or Mom. But she did flutter off today so I managed to take a quick peek. I don’t know how she sits on them, they’re huge. She spreads her feathers out around them like a skirt.

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I never try to get a photo, because I don’t want to disturb these guys or Mom. But she did flutter off today so I managed to take a quick peek. I don’t know how she sits on them, they’re huge. She spreads her feathers out around them like a skirt.

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