My little lady❤️
I could watch her learn and play for hours. She’s currently trying to meet the demands of head chef Lilah- not an easy task. 🤣
Week 30: Trying to take bumpy on more walks as I’m starting to get numb from the lack of movement from sitting at my desk too long. Getting up and taking a walk doesn’t sound like a challenging thing to do, but IDK why it’s so hard for me. How do you motivate yourself to take mini me-time breaks!
Love of my life. I’m crazy about you.
Yesterday was a D A Y. Between the tantrums and nap strikes, some days this parenthood gig isn’t always the easiest. However, the best part about it, is each day is a new one + a fresh start. Woke up early this morning, ran a few errands, and right now we’re heading to the park to play. Remember mamas, breath through the tough days. They always get better 💛
Recipe for fun:
1. Get Daddy to throw you up into the air, so high that mummy remembers to work on her pelvic floors.
2. Say ‘tickle, tickle, tickle’ until adult in charge realises what you are saying and goes for the pits.
3. Watch the same episode of the same tv show 10000 times (sometimes screen time is everyone’s best friend)
4. Do what I want, in the direction that I want, when I want, for as long as I want...unless tired. Then, cuddles are acceptable.
6. Try for snacks again. Specifically rice cakes (which when I am older I may think are a punishment). 7. Go to Nanny’s house. Best of everything. Get away with everything.
8. Go up the big slide at the Play Park and remove mum’s hands from my waist when she tries to help. So embarrassing.
9. Finding crumbs in my car seat. #secretsquirrelsnacks
10. High five anyone and everyone, without concern for hand hygiene. Mum says something about hand washing. I say, if you have a hand, five it. .
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Aloha Hawaii! You’ve been sooo good to us. But I think I’m getting homesick.
Olivia might be the spunkiest little mermaid on duty 💫 Can I wear this outfit, please! Everything is cuter paired with hunter boots & stripes!!!
He starts back to Mother’s Morning Out tomorrow and I’m ready for it. He’s ready for it too, I think. Real talk here: I felt a lot of guilt seeing all the moms gushing about how sad they were about their kids going back to school, knowing I was counting down the days. But you know It’s what’s best for us in this season. That makes me a good mom. I’m going to miss him and I’m going to be so happy to pick him up every day, but I also know it’s going to be a great, healthy thing for us. He needs the structure, I need the time to dedicate to taking care of myself. It doesn’t make me a bad mom to need that freedom for just a few hours a week—reminding myself of that mostly.
But can I say this to the mom who’s ready for school to start back Or maybe the mama who’s struggling with wanting to ask for help You’re not a bad mom for that, for not being sad. You’re not a bad mom for needing extra hands some days. You’re not a bad mom for just sitting and drinking hot coffee that first morning of silence. Maybe it’s just me as a first timer, but I needed to give myself some grace over these thoughts today. Maybe you needed to hear this too. Because tomorrow he’s going to walk into school and we are both going to be smiling. I’m ready for it, and that’s okay. 💙🍎
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A U T U M N 🍂
I know we aren’t there yet but I’m so excited, it’s definitely my favourite season by far - mainly down the the clothes, I could go crazy 🙈 I’ve already started building on the kids wardrobe ready for it as they are both going up to the next size so it’s costing me a fortune! 😬
Mr Independent 💙
Joseph’s been toddling around for a while but over the last few days he’s just been getting more and more confident, still a bit wobbly but he’s getting there!
Oh hi friends. This is me, hiding in my car from my kids again, pretending that I’m not anxious about anything. 13 years of motherhood, 5 kiddos, ZERO surgeries, until now. Kids have hernia surgeries everyday and they’re fine, right Except exactly none of my kids have ever had any surgery. And now I have one who needs surgery and she’s only 4 and she’s my baby. 😭
So if you have a scary “simple outpatient procedure gone horribly awry” horror story about your mother’s brother’s second cousin’s nephew, please go stink your head in a closet and tell it to yourself. Positive and encouraging words welcome.
To my oil friends, I need buckets of Valor for this, ya feel me
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This week has been all about squirrels, trees, acorns, and owls! I'm enjoying taking #ayearoftales and spreading it out to two weeks per story, rather than one. That way we can dive deeper into each subject and take our time exploring anything else that peaks the kids' interests along the way. I've got some fun handicrafts planned for next week, as well as dissecting owl pellets. I'm so excited to see what we find! 🦉🤓 We've been like little squirrels ourselves collecting loads of acorns at our campsite and I need some ideas on what to do with them all. Do you have any grand ideas for us
look at the stars, look how they shine for you
M O T H E R H O O D » ___________________________________________________________
A choice you make everyday,
To put someone else’s happiness,
And well-being ahead of your own,
To teach the hard lessons,
To do the right thing,
Even when you’re not sure,
What the right thing is...
And to forgive yourself,
Over and over again,
For doing everything wrong.
We hit 10,000 followers last week and I’ve been super hesitant on making some grand Instagram caption about it. I did that once, three years ago, when I was still “influencing” and it felt meaningless. I was chasing a number, and then when I finally hit that number, I instantly moved on to another number, another numerical goal that would somehow validate my worth. It felt empty. When this digital tent grew to 10,000 people, it felt different. My heart FILLED with gratitude. Mostly because I can’t believe you stuck around while I’ve figured out what ON OUR MOON was during the toughest year of my life. After many twists and turns, and extensive silent breaks, I genuinely can’t believe you’re all still here. It feels like the digital tent I had always envisioned it could be. Not just a number, but a community. A safe space. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. For every like, comment, share, every article you’ve read. It means the world to me. Most importantly, thank you for sharing YOUR stories. Comments and DMs from our digital tent fill me up like nothing else. Comments like this one about motherhood from one of our followers (@dorotheeroyal) make me feel like we're creating something special on the world wide web. And I’m genuinely so appreciative that you’ve chosen to follow along. So again, THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Stay tuned for our podcast and video series launching in the fall (!!!). I won’t overhype it because I’m scared shitless but more than anything, I’m really really excited. xx Alex
Metal Mother and Metal Madre sneak peek 🤘🏻🤘🏼🤘🏽🤘🏾🤘🏿
Let us know what you think below 🖤
God answered my prayers and brought me you💛
Taking it back in this pic to Disney last year! Fast forward to today and guess what guys, I booked a trip for my family and I am PAYING FOR IT ALL! Like seriously, still in a state of shock.⠀
I feel like a broken record but I never in a million years could have imagined the opportunities that my side hustle has provided me with. When I was a teacher, I don’t think I ever would have imagined the possibility of paying for an entire vacation, let alone one at Disney! Now, here I am working from home on my time, being present with my son, and booking vacations! Just over the moon. 🎉⠀
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There’s nothing quite like a good daddy 💕🥰
#Tbt to meditations in the jungle, spending all the time with myself as I desired and our first true “honey moon” with Alex. This was the trip we went on a few weeks after getting together and the trip where our souls recognized each other profoundly and knew that our lives were coming together in a much larger sense than we physically imagined. We actually planned our wedding on this trip, 2 months after we started dating. Crazy right Now we have two little babes and my meditations often look like me breathing deep and relaxing my body, feeling in, while Luci crawls and climbs all over me, pulling down my shirt wanting to nurse. Crazy how much more spiritual growth has happened in the course of life though. Sometimes spirituality does not look like this at all! Soaking in the sun rays in a yoga posture....it’s beautiful and definitely beneficial but the real deal happens on the daily deep inside. Every moment is a moment of connection. Every moment an opportunity of transformation. Xo
— catching caterpillars. or centipedes..😳🐛
Thiiiiiis! The “right time” is an illusion! There is no “right time”, you’re never going to “feel ready”! So if you’re never going to feel ready then that means you’re ready now😉 Because continuing to wait for the right time will have you looking back 20-30 years from now wishing you would have just went for it🤷🏻♀️ So do it NOW👊🏽
Photo via: @jameswedmore
In this moment, I was supposed to be holding two babies. I was supposed to be looking down at two sweet little faces. We were supposed to be signing two birth certificates & taking twin babies home. Instead, we left with one. My heart aches for Jace, as he won’t know his sister. He will know OF her, but it won’t be the same as the bond of actually knowing her. I’ve been through this a few times in different ways & I’ve found that just because you lose a baby doesn’t mean you ever stop thinking about them or loving them. It doesn’t mean you don’t wonder what could’ve been. It doesn’t mean you don’t wonder if you could’ve done something differently. I’m blessed that Jace is healthy, & we were able to continue with a healthy pregnancy after all was said & done, especially with what I felt was my body failing me so many times before. Unfortunately, it didn’t make this less of a burden to bare. It is often said babies are taken when they’re too beautiful for earth, that God will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born & I believe that. I know that there is always a reason & even though I may not always know what the reason is - I trust that it was part of a bigger plan. I would trade everything I have for our baby girl to be here with us, but I know she is in good hands. I find so much comfort & joy in my life these days & dwelling just isn’t who I am. I try not to question the bad when there is so much good. So I choose to be thankful for the time I could carry two babies. I’m blessed to be sitting here with a wonderful husband & beautiful family whom are all so supportive. My kids are the picture of health. And I’m privileged to be able to learn & grow as a mother through all my experiences. Life truly does humble you deeply. In this moment, I held one baby, but my heart held two. ❤️🌈 .
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“I am your mother, you are my child. I am your quiet place, you are my wild. I am your calm face, you are my giggle. I am your wait, you are my wiggle. I am your dinner, you are my chocolate cake. I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake. I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo. I am your goodnight kiss, you are my I love you.” #babygigglesarethebest #godknewineededyou #ellabella
I am in complete denial that next week at this time I will have two littles in elementary school full time. oh my, my heart is so heavy. I literally haven’t let myself go there because I truly don’t like change, and even more so the end of a season. don’t get me wrong, I am so excited to see them experience this together, to watch them continue to grow into their own person but my goodness I LOVE taking care of them all the time! The kids got their teacher assignments today and they both just started chatting about walking in together and waving to each other when they see themselves in the hallway... I think I actually had a dropped jaw listening to them. so I’ll be right here, with tears in my eyes catching my breath before I go back into their room to play, because this mama needed a good cry. #motherhood
This is what it looks like when your heart walks around outside of your body! My favorite people in the whole world. I always knew I wanted to be a Mom. With every year I think I appriciate mother hood more. It really goes quickly!!!
We are so excited to have another baby in the house. It feels like it's been a while since we did this haha. I think it's going to be such a different experience with all our kids being older. .
They all do the cutest things for the baby. Evelyn will kiss the "baby" every day. Nate talks to my belly. I especially loved hearing him telling it " We are gonna find out who you are soon ". Sam's eager hand to be the first child to feel it kick. Mabel's hugs my belly every day and says goodnight to it.
I want to soak in as many of these moments before they are gone!! .
This picture was taken my very talented friend Joanna at @beau.photo.25 Go check her out! 💜
Today’s blog is all about the STRUGGLE- because trust me, it’s real.
Check out the link in my bio! 👆🏽 #thejwordblog