✨𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐘 𝐇𝐎𝐓𝐄𝐋 𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐘 ✨
I am back on the gram with full privileges and ready to make someone’s day!! Last weekend my family and I had the best staycation thanks to the @vanmarriott who beautifully hosted our stay. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now we are teaming up to give one of you fortunate followers the chance to win a 𝟏 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟐 at the @vanmarriott and @showcaserestaurant (lobby resteraunt). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This hotel is located right downtown Vancouver in one of the most beautiful areas. If you live local and have never done a staycation (which I highly recommend you do), this is your chance to enter! If you’ve never been to Vancouver but want to visit or are planning a visit, this is also your perfect opportunity to enter! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Open worldwide! Contest will be closed Friday January 24th at 12pm (PST) and winner will be chosen at random and announced by 5pm. Per Instagram rules I must mention that this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram.
If you want to read more about how we plan a family staycation, check out my latest blog post! Link in bio! Have you ever planned a staycation? ⬇️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2832035 hours ago
Potty training x2 👧🏻👧🏻
We’re not a couple of weeks into potty training and the girls are doing really well, the occasional accident but nothing major. I had a few people ask me for tips & also the responses from my potty training question. So I thought I’d share.. 🥰 These are the things that have worked well for us (Although they may not work for everyone.. and I am no potty training expert! 🤣)
1. Make sure you have more than one potty, we have three around the house and one in the car. So they can get to one as soon as they need it. We have these @nubyuk potty’s in the house which make a flushing sound! And a basic potty to carry in the car & bottom of the pushchair whilst out.
2. Let them walk around bare bum when you’re at home. Then there is no faffing to pull down anything
3. When they do a wee on the potty walk it to the toilet together and say “bye wee”. This makes them excited to do it!
4. Ask them to do a “special wee” before leaving the house (basically a we before you go anywhere to avoid accidents)
5. Have loads of pairs of knickers and if you go out take loads of spare knickers, leggings and socks!! 6. For naps whilst they’re in the car, a lot of people recommended puppy training pads lining the car seat or a pull up pant. People also said you can get a car seat liner off amazon or eBay which would save the car seat from spillages.
Thank you for everyone who messaged me tips & support. You guys are honestly brilliant!! GOOD LUCK ✌🏻❤️ (Potty was previously gifted)
200203 hours ago
Leaving for Las Vegas in 11 days, and confession: I’m scared to death of flying....✈️ I usually avoid trips if I know I will have to take a plane to get there. I know it’s an irrational fear, but I get so anxious the days leading up to it. (Since becoming a mom, I’m literally scared of everything. 🤷🏼♀️) What do you do to relax before/during a flight? If you can share any helpful tips, I’d be forever grateful. 😅 On a more fun note, I’m going to start the packing process this week. Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing what all I’m bringing! 🎰👠
4691516 hours ago
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up. Just stay this little.
1,3145019 January, 2020
Это значит второй декрет подряд🤪 У меня.
Из первого у меня получилось выйти на полгода💪🏼
И это такой глоток воздуха, был бы🤣 Если бы я не ходила беременной на работу.
Если бы вторая беременность была бы как первая - легкая.
Моя установка была родить до 30 двоих. Done✔️ Отстрелялась.
Лучше бы я родила до 25. 🙄 Честно. 30 реально уже не тот возраст. Особенно, если хочется больше одного ребёнка.
Это лично мое мнение.
Так вот. Я знаю, что есть девочки, которые ещё старшего с сиси не сняли, а уже вот-вот второй🐣 на подходе.
Может и классно, что у детей разница маленькая такая.
Может и хорошо, что не расслабляя булок.
Но это тяжело. И это не про меня🤷🏻♀️
Возможно женщина и создана рожать - такой тупой стереотип, но на это надо в первую очередь много здоровья.
Хотите ещё детей? Или пока нет, но планируете? Сколько? Или, как я, отстрелялись?
144118 hours ago
The first pic of them matching👯♀️📸
Outfits from @mebie.baby
Люблю слушать как на площадки мамки хвастаются детьми.
Мой Петя пошел на английский и уже знает столько то слов.
А мой Вася уже читает с 3х лет, правда переодически нещадно п😱😱😱дит на площадки детей.
А вот Оливия уже в 1,5года наизусть читала Пушкина и Войну и мир.
Обожаю, они так активно соревнуются, лучше этих мама, только наши бабушки, у который Лена с месЯца на горшок сама ходила и Наташа, что в полгода щи салом заедала.
А я, что, мне, конечно, есть чем похвастаться, но обычно я ввожу в ступор фразой «а Иза папе креветки чистит, маме картошку и попу себе вытирает сама на унитазе»😂😂😂
А чем ты можешь похвастаться в свои то годы?
Miluju dva muže, a život mi to snad odpustí. Ani jednoho méně ani jednoho víc... oba dva stejně a bezpodmínečně 😍 je to můj muž a můj syn ... jsou stejní, možná víc než si myslí a uvědomují👉stejně spi, mají stejná rána, chutě a snad i lásku ke me💋 jedinou jistotu kterou v životě mám jsou moji kluci‼️ vim ze každý nemá to štěstí, já ho měla 🕷 a nikdy nepřestanu děkovat🙏🏻 #email@example.com a Matyášku za to ze Vás mám 🥂 #vasemamavakci
Reisetagebuch Tag 8 und 9
Die beiden Zwerge halten uns auch im Urlaub ganz schön auf Trab. 😊 Zu Hause haben wir Routinen, die die Kinder gut finden und auch hier einfordern. Mittagsschlaf und essen zu den immer gleichen Zeiten. 😏 Das ist im Urlaub nicht immer einfach zu realisieren. Gerade wenn man noch etwas erleben und nicht nur am Strand liegen möchte! Eine Herausforderung vor der wir gerade stehen! 😊 Wie organisieren wir einen längeren Ausflug mit beiden Kindern den wir alle genießen können? Puhhh gar nicht so einfach. Als erstes werden wir uns jetzt mal um einen Mietwagen kümmern! 🚐 Und dann sehen wir mal weiter! 😉
Vorgestern haben wir den Tag ganz entspannt verbracht. Abends sind wir noch in den kleinen Naturpools schwimmen gegangen, die hier durch die Gezeiten entstehen. 🏊 Gestern hingegen volles Sportprogramm Mimi und ich "standen" das erste Mal auf dem Surfboard! 🏄 Definitiv ausbaufähig was wir da ins Wasser gezaubert haben. 😅 Abends waren wir auf dem "Sunday Is Funday": Eis, Live Musik, Kinderschminken, Slackline, DJ, Feuershow und vieles mehr! Die Kinder und wir waren von der Atmosphäre total begeistert. Man darf sich allerdings von der einen oder anderen grünen Wolke 🚬 🌿 nicht abschrecken lassen. Zumindest waren wir alle ganz entspannt am Abend! 😂 😉 Spaß beiseite! 😂
Danach sind wir typisch costarikanisch Cassado essen gewesen. 😋Echt lecker und sooo viele Variationen! 😊 Das beste sind hier aber immer noch die vielen frischen Früchte und Smoothies die daraus gemacht werden! 🍉🍌🍍🍈🥭🥝
This incredibly strong duo are so cute! This Mawma and I share a similar birth experience and both of our boys are so strong! From the beginning we leaned on eachother for advice and were able to bond over our experiences. We’ve known eachother since the teen years, but once you become a Mawma, relationships change, and it feels like you’re in a really elite group that only Mawma’s understand and boyyy do we understand eachother. I’ve seen her strength, I’ve seen the love and the bond she shares with her son and it’s really special! Watching the both of them grow together has been a real treat! I mean they are twins 🥰😍
Keep killing the game Mawma! You’re doing amazing 🧡
Just this weekend this little one has attended a birthday dinner, lunch out with family, and a @target run without a single cry! She loves her car seat so much and loves being out and about. After having Blake I kind of assumed all newborns were super difficult, but she makes “momming” pretty easy haha so lucky to have this sweet pea by my side! 💗 Amanda
SAVE THE DATE: Come visit me at the Bathurst Clark Resource Library on January 31st for @vaughanpubliclibraries Baby Social where I will be talking all about baby sleep!
512 hours ago
“In 20 years what do you want your family/friends/employer/community to know you for, celebrate your for?” •I want Drew to be able to say I was a LOYAL, CHARMING wife, who submitted to him the way God called me to. •I want Blaykelyn Avery to be able to say I was a GENTLE, LOVING parent who not only gave her what she wanted but taught her what she needed.
•I want extended family to be able to say I was a SUCCESSFUL homeowner. •I want my best friends to be able to say that I was CARE-FREE, & ADVENTUROUS , HUMBLE & CONFIDENT who loved her Wine, & grey’s anatomy. •I want my employer(s) to be able to say that I’m HARD-WORKING midwife, HELPFUL doula, ambitious trauma healing blogger who gives nothing but her best at all she does. •In my community I want to be known for my faith. I want to be a LEADER for young teens (maybe in YL, FCA, Camps) I want to be DETERMINED & RESPONSIBLE. That’s who I want to be known for in 20 years.
When I was first asked this question I didn’t have a clue. It took a lot of soul searching. What do I want out of myself. My Character. What do I do with this information? I start by SETTING boundaries. In relationships/friendships. Why? Because now that I know who I am & who I who I want to become I will stop at NOTHING to protect my peace & Character & become exactly who I want to be.
Anybody have a 2005 phase when they stretched their pierced hole with them snail looking stretchers? Cause I can still fit two earrings in one hole and idk how I feel about that 😶 💎 And what about dermals? I tried 3 times on my chest and was left with a scar cause they eventually rejected and the one that I had on my face I got removed cause I couldn’t have a 13 letter surname like mine as well as look crazy and expect to be taken serious in a professional setting. And even as a mother, there’s one dream I cannot seem to suppress; a face tat lol 🤭
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other”
-Martin Luther King Jr. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We all have dreams. One of mine isn’t far from MLK’s. I too dream of a day when the world views all men (and women) as equal. When an extra chromosome is celebrated with joy instead of embraced with fear. I dream of a day when people won’t be judged by their outward appearance but by their character. When children with special needs aren’t tossed aside because their lives aren’t believed to be equal to their typical peers. I dream of a day where inclusion doesn’t have a name because it’s practiced everywhere with genuine kindness and joy. I dream of a day when I don’t fear what the children on the playground or adults in the grocery store say about my babies. Mostly I dream of a future full of beauty, where there will be no more pain or suffering or unkindness. I’ll see that day when I meet my King, but while I remain here on earth, I will shout the worth of all those with special needs, different abilities and unique physical appearances—created in the image of God and perfect in every way! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mlkday#shouttheirworth#downsyndromeadvocate#theupsideofdown # #twins#boygirltwins#twinmom#thetwinlife #theluckyfew#nothingdownaboutit#trisomy21#downsyndrome#upsyndrome#downsyndromeawareness #ichthyosis#ichthyosisawareness #momofmultiples#twintoddlers#motherhood #blog#momblog#personalblog#lifestyleblog #alittleextralife
512 hours ago
Oi pessoal voltei e com uma super #dicadanay Esse foi o primeiro lava roupas da Lili, parei de usar ele por um tempo e comecei a usar a Vida da Macia, todos são @casakm e GENTEEE EU AMO OS DOIS❤ Mas o Coquetel é o meu xodó!
Voltamos a usar ele juntamente com o amaciante da @comfortbrasil Puro cuidado. Amo essa combinação, fica tão cheiroso super recomendo.
This little nunu pie is getting far too big for my heart! I just can't keep up with it!❤ it does not feel like only 4 months since she made her appearance into our little world and turned it upside down, just like a snow globe!❤
She slept so well last night - 7pm to 7am with just one feed at 1:30am!👌We started this morning with all sorts of cuddles, kisses and Dad trying out his cat calling - she just loved it!🤣 I don't think Dad will be so appreciative when it's another guy in about 15 years time!😅
Next on the list was a visit with Granny and Grandpa for lunch and a quick cuddle. We then headed out to @roxyhutton 's for a "mommy get-together" with all the bubs and we all had such a blast! Just another way to get out of the house, catch up with friends and have all your worries and blessings shared! It also helps to put things back into perspective when you feel your world alone is falling apart! Find your tribe and love them hard!🌸
We finished off our day with more cuddles and a story with Dad while I got her bottle ready. She didn't particularly want to go to bed (I'm trying to make her bedtime a little earlier than 7pm, say 6pm - she's cranky by 7pm and won't feed enough to help her get through the night) and made quite a scene for quite a while! Dad finally had the magic touch and managed to get her down just before 7pm🙈 oh well, at least she's sleeping! Tomorrow is another day we try!
202 hours ago
Preston the little dictator, everything goes his way or no other way 🐣
Mami vámonos porque mi hermanito tiene frío!
Mami no tragamos una manta para arroparlo 🥰
Que bello es poder tener un hermano mayor que se preocupe y lo cuide tanto!
Si es verdad!
Ponlo en el sol.
Ponlo en la sombra.
Quítale el abrigo. Etc
Solo sigue tus instintos. Porque el instinto de Madre no se equivoca 😍
Our Learning Tower 🤓🎓 We are probably one of many people who saw this ikea diy hack to build a learning tower.
Before having a child I thought why would you need something like that. As a mom I am so glad to have one 😂
At first I just wanted one so Mister K would be able to see what I'm doing. And for a long time he wasn't using it at all. After he started to help me with unloading the dishwasher and making coffee he started to show interest in the learning tower.
And we started to use it daily. The only thing that bothered us, was that Mister K wasn't able to get in and out of it by himself. So we put lock on there, which we know he can open and close.
He loved helping me before we improved it, but he loves it even more now.
I prepare everything that he can help me with like in the picture and video, in little bowls, pitchers and on a tablet.
He is involved in the cooking process and happy to help. And I'm happy to see that he is proud to be able to participate and of being helpful.
Also ich weiss ja nicht wieso andere Mütter immer sagen, dass sie nicht jeden Tag Zeit haben sich zurecht zu machen 🤔
Geht doch in wie von Zauberhand 😆🤪...NICHT! 🙈
Natürlich Spass! Hätte ich nie gedacht, aber seitdem ich Mama bin, bin ich froh, wenn ich es an manchen Tagen schaffe bis mittags zu duschen #lebenamlimit 😝
Ich lebe in meiner Jogginghose. Trage meistens nen zerzausten Mamadutt und Schminken wird auch überbewertet 🙈😂 #momlife
Sagt mir bitte, dass es euch so geht?
Wer ist hier auch noch überwiegend im Team #nomakeup , #mamadutt und #schlabberlook ? 🙊✌🏻
3,1721592 hours ago
The first few weeks of having a newborn is always a whirlwind. The anxiety is high and I can't even begin to talk about the all of the feelings, hormones and the expectations we put on ourselves. All that aside, these calming images are what mothers go back to every night when she's awake or trying to stay awake while up nursing/feeding. I know I that’s what I’m doing at 4am every morning! #motherhood#littleonesonfilm
2883 hours ago
We are absolutely loving all the clothes we received from @kidson45th they are a group of moms making life easier for busy moms with a 2-minute online shopping experience. No decision fatigue necessary, just choose the items you want, and they choose the clothes! They have a wide variety of sizes starting at newborn all the way until 14/16! This Outfit is from our first box and we love it so much, all we had to do was give sizes and style preferences and they did the rest. * * Use code “Abernathy” for $10 off your first order. 🌿
5783 hours ago
Had the best date night with this guy for his work party last night. We went all out and stayed overnight at the hotel, stayed awake until 1AM drinking and gambling with friends. Left the night +$10. It was a great parents night out and birthday celebration.
Today is all about relaxation and family.
Can’t wait to see where year 28 takes me. 27 was a year of challenges, harsh realities and disappointments. It also was the year I got to really enjoy being a mom, I worked less, completed my doctorate and traveled multiple times with my husband.
I sure do love this life God has blessed me with me.
Day 5! 🖐 #30dayyogachallenge
Doing straight legged hand stands for an extended period of time has never been one of my strong suits. I had my biggest cheerleader with me today making sure I'm pointing my toes and critiquing my form. She wanted to join, but considering she just threw up less than 12 hours ago, I advised against it 😂
My goal is to be able to stand on my hands for a whopping 10 seconds by the end of the 30 days. Wish me luck! 🥴
Любимые мои, этот чудесный набор стоит всего 500р😍
Цветочки 30см и 2шт по 20см
Веточки 3шт по 15см
+ дополнительные цветочки и украшения 💖
47219 January, 2020
Нарисовала её несколько дней назад,но никак не могла составить композицию😒
Имя можно добавить любое,цвет волос поменять💕
Малышка ростом 100см
Бабочки по 20см
Розочки 40,30 и 20см
Хлопок 20 и 15см
+ веточки и лепестки
Стоимость набора 1000р🌸
70718 January, 2020
One of my favorites spots with my favorite man ♡