No filter required on this December morning. Wishing you a happy, productive day.
The days are long, but the years are short
Not the greatest picture, but this is something I wanted to remember. Sitting on the couch, cuddling my baby. I know it won't last forever, so I'll enjoy every single moment while I can ❤️
🎶Here comes Amazon, Here comes Amazon, Right down my driveway🎶
Thank you @amazon for saving Christmas, again! 🤗 I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping! Yay! How about you I’m ordering the last ones tonight! Seriously, what would we do without Amazon! #cry
Also, any gift ideas for 4 year old 👦🏼 and 👧🏼
Hi let’s be honest, we’ve got a stressed Santa coming to see us this year who will thoroughly enjoy this moscato. Let’s see those hands if anyone else will be leaving some bubbly for the cheery guy this year 😉
I posted on my personal page the other day that life, this season I’m in, I’ve never experienced it before: two kids, the holiday season, buying a home, changing jobs, unintentionally scheduling a huge vacation smack dab in the middle, packing up a house during Christmas....whew! I prayed that Jesus would give me grace or something to help me with these stress levels. Needless to say I won a bottle of wine at the MOPS gift exchange. Friends and wine, yah I think he answered my prayer 😉 I am not much of a drinker, but every once in awhile I enjoy a nice glass.
My son took his first steps yesterday 😮 today, I start reading this. Trying my best at an attempt to quasi-prepare for the upcoming toddlerhood and beyond!
Know someone who is mommin’ 25/8! 🤘🏻💞I have the perfect Christmasgift in my shop 🤫❤️✨
💤Babies will doze off anywhere when super sleepy. But I find it extra endearing when she sleeps in the same bed her mommy slept in as a little one herself.
We're back in Sharjah after a year and it's been SUCH a roller coaster. The last time baby was here she was a chubby little 5-month-old who spent all her time lying around and giggling at random things. But this time round, its a different ball game altogether.
Cue, a super hyper toddler who's had a major change of environment, and who hasn't dealt very well with the sudden lack of space she encountered with our apartment here, compared to the ample running ground she has at our place back in India.🤦🏻♀️
She seems to be doing much better now though, even if it means she demands to be taken out for rides and walks multiples times a day. Who can blame her; life at home in the Gulf can get super boring even for us adults.
Bottom line is, mommy here thought that the next few months would be a pleasant break from the routine for her, where she'll get a little time for herself to sit back and unwind. Who was I kidding! Moms. Don't. Get. Breaks! 😭
Jack is in a boundary testing phase. He has drawers in our kitchen that we call "Jack drawers." Normally, when he opens a non-Jack drawer, I say, "Jack Jack, that's not a Jack drawer. Can you please close it for mommy" Generally, he closes the drawer, I praise him for it, and we open a Jack drawer.
Yesterday morning, I saw him playing in a non-Jack drawer & said my usual spiel. He stopped, looked me square in the eyes, and said, "No." And tried to continue playing.
But I'm not one whose patience you want to test. I'm happy-go-lucky and obnoxiously perky (even if my blog posts don't show it), but my fuse is a bit short. And I'm stubborn to a fault.
Right now, Jack and I seem to be in a constant battle of the wills, and this boy is learning what a strong-willed mama he has. Believe me, I'm learning a lot about his will too.
But then comes bedtime. It's so comforting, after a day of staredowns, to have him snuggle up on my chest for bedtime like he does every night. It's like pushing a reset button before the next day's battle over boundaries begins again.
And then I look through photos and find this one, of a sweet, precious boy who just wants his mama.
He has so much to learn about the world around him, and it's my job to teach him. I'll stand firm in my boundaries because I believe that's what's best for him at this age.
But today, when I know he's testing me, I'm also going to think back to this photo and remind myself of his amazing sweetness. Because even if he doesn't always like what I have to teach him, he's taking in so much every moment. And whether his instinct based on what he's learning is to love me or push me away in anger, either way, this boy just needs his mama.
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Count down to Christmas:6 days to go! While we were in New Jersey, we got a few family pictures done and they turned out great!
Happy Hump Day
Dreaming about a hot place to be right now .
#my tiny tribe
Den der følelse, når man har lyst til at tage den lækre bluse på, min all time favorit kimono, mascara (for det er pt. en overskuds-handling) og føler sig som en form for superhelt. Og et sekund overveje, om man skulle skrue lidt ned, for det ér jo bare onsdag. Men i stedet skruer mere op, tager glimmerstrømper på og poser foran selvudløseren.
I dag er en lækker dag. Jeg er fyldt helt op på overskudskontoen uden nogen særlig grund. Jeg har været sammen med skønne damer og babyer i mødregruppen, og har gået samme vej som jeg gjorde for et par måneder siden med Ellinor i vikle, fordi hun under ingen omstændigheder gad ligge i barnevognen. I dag har hun sovet i den i 2,5 time. Alt er en fase, både de hårde tider, og de gode tider. Og jeg kan næsten ikke huske, hvor hårdt det var. Utrolige hjerne. .
Glædelig onsdag, alle sammen. Jeg håber der drysser glimmer på jeres dag. Ellers, så drys noget på selv 😚⚡
This was my day ALL day yesterday. I couldn't turn my back for even a moment. I'm addition to this episode he also left a bite mark on the vacumn, managed to break an ornament (first one of the season, so that's a win if you ask me), and break an entire branch off the Christmas tree. There was much more, but those are the three best highlights.
Honestly, I was at the end of my patience yesterday. Until I looked through my pictures of yesterday and all I saw was quick snapshots of a quickly growing, curious, adorable, baby boy.
When I'm in the classroom I love messes and I love watching curious minds at work. But in my own space, loving the messes and curiosity wear on my emotions in a different way.
God is never done growing us in new ways we don't expect. Just when I think I've got a pretty good handle on giving grace to children, God sends a chewed up vacumn, broken chunk of pine tree, scattered ornament glass, and a reservoir of water to remind me he's got a lot more to grow in me.
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Raise your hand if you still have Christmas shopping to do! 🙋🏻♀️ I’m by no means the perfect mom who has everything bought and wrapped before December hits. I scramble around, accidentally wrap diapers, and run out at the last minute for items I decided I needed or just completely forgot to get.
I also am not a big fan of surprises, so Adam and I make it pretty clear what we want for gifts.
Massages were a big gift on my list and although I still love them I don’t desperately need them any more. My intense back pain has gone away since losing weight, gaining muscle, and getting more flexible!
What’s on your list for YOU this year
I still can’t believe I have five of these! 😍
Using one of our wedding gifts to make my very first shepherd's pie. It's just the right size for a recipe good for just 4-6 servings 👍🏽 #mommydiaries
Un jour je serai grande comme maman ❤️
This little cutie is something else!!! Wearing one of our Dressy gold headbands on her very first birthday 🎂🎈💖
If by this date, you have not had to do that, CONGRATULATIONS !! You have the best kids ever 🤣
Just over here wondering where the last 18 months have gone 😭
Why do they grow so fast - can I hit pause now please !
I'm really slack at printing photos but these ones from @photograbnz make getting photos so easy - you can log into your IG account via their webapge and print straight from there - use the code grab20 to save !
In the mix of all things Christmas we were kindly gifted @petiteeatsnz new range of delicious purees. Not only do they taste amazing- but they look like puree should - bright and vibrant. I've been supercharging Logans meals with the purees and he is loving it ! We have a code to share 'sammie10' with our friends - you wont regret it!
Logan's breakfast this morning - coconut yoghurt and beetroot & apple !
I read that every year your child will get 🤒 🤧 😷 6-10 times a year and it will last around 1-2 weeks. Which means that your child if unlucky could be sick for 20 weeks. And kids are usually sick during winter which is in Moscow around half of the year🤯🙈So 20 sick weeks out of 26.. And that is if you have one child 👶. Totally explained why there is at least one sick child at home.. Isolde is super sick with fever and temperature over 40, and is so vulnerable. Now I’m thankful that she is still breastfeeding 🤱 since this is the only thing she wants. And hope she’ll conquer the virus within a few days so she’ll be able to fly this Saturday.
Я читала, что каждый год ваш ребенок будет 🤧 😷 6-10 раз в год, и это будет длиться около 1-2 недель. Это означает, что ваш ребенок, если ему не повезет, может болеть в течение 20 недель. А дети, как правило, болеют зимой, которая проходит в Москве около полугода - до 20 больничных недель из 26 ... И это при наличии одного ребенка 👶.
Полностью объяснено, почему дома есть по крайней мере один больной ребенок. Изольда очень больна лихорадкой и температурой выше 40, и она так уязвима. Теперь я благодарна, что она все еще хорошо воспринимает грудь - так как это единственное, чего она хочет. И надеюсь, что она победит вирус в течение нескольких дней, чтобы она могла летать в эту субботу.
With my snookms...my princess...my everything
Day well spent by the pool side. #motherdaughterthings👩👧 #Mommydiaries
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