Going on a date tonight for the first time in gawd knows how long. It’s going to get awkward as hell what will we talk about. He’s already looking awkward as shi* 😂
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I’ve partnered up @assemblylabel with their CURING HOMESICKNESS fundraiser initiative (something very close to my heart)- a fundraiser that unitises children’s hospitals around Australia and is committed to raising awareness for the effects of severe homesickness with 100% of proceeds from the sale of our ‘HOMESICK’ tee (also available in mini sizes) donated to children’s hospitals and paediatric services Australia-wide to get kids home sooner.
Now we were lucky that Harry was only in hospital for the first 5 weeks of his life. But some of those days were dark. Very dark. As soon as Harry was born he was MY HOME so to not have him with me physically 24/7 was tough and many families are going through the same challenges daily with sick children.
To further support the partnership with Curing Homesickness, @Assemblylabel is offering the opportunity to choose your price on a selection of new styles with our Choose What You Pay promotion that they have aligned to Curing Homesickness too, in order to raise as much money as possible. 🖤🖤🖤🖤 get behind this amazing cause @assemblylabel@curinghomesickness
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That time I put some make up on with some lippy even some earrings because I was getting out for the day ( to the zoo ) #mumlife . Beautiful weekend spent with my boys 🐾🖤
#mrcarsondaniel woke everyone up around 5 this morning. He then proceeded to grab a blanket and tell me he was gonna take a little nap on the couch once we were all up. 🤦🏻♀️ ...but he’s cute and he did great with the potty today so I’ll let him slide. #mrgriffinmichael has become a professional stair climber and breaks for the steps every chance he gets.
After a few failed attempts this morning I finally made it through #14 /100 and although I was looking forward to #15 today too (flow) it didn’t happen 🤷🏻♀️. ..(neither did the folding of that pile of laundry 🧺) 🙈
Tomorrow is another day! 🤣
PARENT VACATION TIME... We started a few days later than planned thanks to my hubby who did not realize his passport expired 7 months ago 🤣. After a quick drive to DC and a new passport (the photo tells it all) here we are !
Celebrating our 2 year anniversary with a few kid free days.
+ The most amazing thunder & lightening storm we’ve ever seen. + Some vision boarding. + Lots of humidity (& many daily showers)
+ A magical & special night on an isolated island with no electricity to see @cirquedusoleil’s Savia. #2yearanniversary#puertovallarta
So recently we started using our original pram the @mothercareuk orb again.. this was the first pram we brought for Ava and we loved it. We have brought quite a few prams since including a double pram but this one has always been so easy and light to use! Now that Ava wants to walk everywhere and her little legs are stronger I can finally enjoy using the orb again.. even if junior is looking a bit big in it 😂 I may even miss it when I no longer need to use one.. just look at how chilled Junior is 😂😂
Today we had an ENT appointment at Epsom Hospital, I’ve been worried about Albie’s hearing for a while now and after a couple of appointments and an audiology appointment he has been diagnosed with glue ear and is going to be having grommets put in! I feel so sorry for him, his speech is so muffled and he shouts a lot 😩, at least we have a solution now.
Like I’ve said before, whenever we have appointments at the hospital, I always go to the NICU after and buy the ladies a box chocolates, see how they are doing and have a good old chat! They love seeing Hallie & Albie!
Today we bought two teddies and donated some money to the fund... one of the nurses also gave them two extra teddies as a present... I always moan about them having too many teddies, but these ones are so special to us ❤️ .
Sometimes we ask ourselves...”why are we choosing to add more to our plate?” 😅 we have 2 kids under 3 and we’re stressed and there’s a learning curve and everything seems to get done in 7 minute segments because someone starts crying or needs a snack or just wants to be held which means it feels like we’re constantly going yet remaining stagnant.
Then we remind ourselves that our kids are the reason we are choosing this lifestyle. We want to not only create a space for them to be part of something bigger than themselves, but also contribute to a more sustainable future for them.
So here’s to the 3 quarts of bone broth and the dinners that were made and frozen yesterday despite the total chaos through the process. 🙌 shoutout to our little humans for keeping us on our toes.
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Wk1 Run 3. My little buddies weren't happy to be stuck in the stroller. 🤷
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After a brief moment of freakout over the mess my child is, I remind myself that this is good for them! Playing in the dirt is grounding, fun, and part of childhood exploration!! I can also hear my friend @amandamcarthur saying "God mad dirt, so dirt don't hurt!". Any other moms on here recovering neat-freaks with messy babies?!?!
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#AD - Gifted - Look at my little gang. My heartbeats. The boys are growing so quickly it’s WILD! ❤️ Cameo is at the experimental stage where if he sees something, he wants to jump on it, jump OFF it or push it! So it’s the perfect time for him to have his first balance bike. 🚲
This @chicco_international#balancebike is perfect. It doesn’t have pedals so Cameo has to learn to balance. It’s sturdy but light & if you don’t lose a bit like we did, it’s super easy to assemble too! 🙌
We had such a lovely day @roarr_dinosauradventure today.. we got to see and do so much, both babies were running about for hours.. that they slept all the way home! The kids favourite was definitely going down the slides in the soft play.. but if you watched @laud.fitness stories you would know that he loved the dinosaur trail.. he was in his element, he loved learning about all the different dinosaurs 😂 we had the best day.. it’s a shame the weather wasn’t warmer as we would of gone in the splash park! Will definitely be going back! 🦖🦕
Do you ever feel like a super mom someday’s?🙋🏻♀️🦸🏻♀️
Today was my first day taking care of the girls on my own since surgery! I balled my eyes out last night to my husband about not knowing how the hell I was going to do it! I was still using my crutches and was in a lot of pain! I was doubting myself about the “what if’s”.
Until this morning I forced myself to get up and not use my crutches! I gave myself a pep talk and basically told myself that we have to make this work today we have no choice. So somehow I made it all day on my own getting around (I was extremely slow and used furniture to put my weight on) but I made it work! .
I feel like us moms get this extra boost of energy when we need it the most!
Don’t get me wrong I can’t wait for my husband to get home but hey I made it through the day 🙌🏻
✨Whatever you believe becomes your reality✨
Studies have shown the successful people have no time to think about failure. If you want happiness in your life, financial freedom, to be healthy or a healthy and loving relationship you must believe it to be true.
When you start believing in something then you’ll start making the necessary actions to help you achieve your goals. When I ended a toxic relationship years ago, my positive mantra was to just believe.
The universe, higher power, God, whatever you believe in has your back. Just believe that everything will work out. Comment below and share your positive mantra 💕
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“People pleasing hides the real you.”
Anyone else guilty of this?!🙋🏻♀️
It hurts to not be the real you. Being someone you’re not sucks. #beentheredonethat
So why not be you? We were all created differently for a reason.
We are all different enneagram types.
We all like different foods, music, jobs. So why be someone else when you can be you? Why fit the mold when you can work whatever damn job you want to? Why WHY seek to always please others when you are not okay? Let’s take care of ourselves.
You have to be well (inside and out) in order for others to be well. ♥️
[btw this pic is a year old 🤷🏻♀️]
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So lucky to be woken up by these two amazing little people this morning 💕❤️ I've said it before, it's not easy being a parent. To put the needs of others so far above your own that you lose yourself. But moments like this when you're cuddled, and grabbed, and loved so much by them. It's so worth it. It's so so worth it. #myworld#wakeupcall#2under3#mumlife#parent
Made a post box with @oldsoulhandpoke equipment delivery packaging! S loved posting and O loved opening the door at the back! This has already been sat on by S and will stay out until at least the end of the week so they can fully explore it's potential
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holiday mode 💯
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8:40am and we’re still in bed. Making the most of it, as I know one day they’ll both not want to get in mummy’s bed for a morning cuddle 👩👧👦 #mylittleteam#missingdaddy
Being a mom is not easy. I’ve been really enjoying my boys, but with that enjoyment comes things I didn’t think about. For instance, I LOVE reading books to my toddler, but reading a pop-up book about hunting for Easter eggs six times in a row gets re-he-heally old. I love that he’s been wanting to sit on the potty, but he wants to get on and off the potty so often, I end up wearing out his pull-ups because I’m taking them off and putting them back on him so many times. I’m happy my 11-month-old is finally getting some teeth (he has three now!), but teething makes him SUPER needy. And it doesn’t help that he still wakes up every 2-3 hours at night.
It’s weird because every stage has things about it I absolutely love, but each stage also brings its own challenges. Right now, I’m just exhausted most of the time. 😂
I had a friend ask me today what it’s like having two babies. I told her it was hard! But it’s also rewarding. I may be exhausted, but I am overwhelmed by the love I feel for my boys.
How about you, mamas? How do you handle the various stages?
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Hi, so if you don't know me already my name is Beth, I am 20 with 2 children. J (male ) aged 2 years and 5 months and M (female) aged 1 year and 5 months. I am also expecting baby number 3 in Jan/Feb next year 💛
I've set this up apart from my private Instagram to share my story of my blended little family with everyone else. Hopefully bringing a little realism to parenting and life being a mummy.
J and M are from my previous relationship and baby 💛 is with my current partner and there is 1 year and 2 days between them. I have been single handedly parenting them since my daughter was conceived until I met my partner.
When I was pregnant with my daughter I suffered with prenatal depression. I was worried that after having J and loving him beyond comprehension that I would not be able to love another child any more than I loved him however it turns out you just make room in heart and there's ample love for both of them. Im so glad I won't have to worry about this this time round.
Since then I've taken like a duck to water to parenting my double trouble however now it will be triple trouble. I thought having 2 under 2s was crazy and now for a short period I'll have 3 under 3s and then when birthdays come along 3 under 4s. So this will record my crazy adventure I'm going down with my little family.
I hope it'll be nice to look back on because sometimes you forget just how amazing life is when you don't reflect on it