9 months preparing to fall in love for a lifetime....
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I did it again.. 💇🏻♀️ 🙈 Loving the new shorter look created by Molly @danielgalvinldn. Also, how cute is my personalised @mercimamangifts necklace? I’m obsessed. It has a gem with Sebastian’s birthstone and a disc with his name and birthdate hand engraved on it. The perfect mother’s day gift, if you ask me— (hint. hint. fellas who are struggling)
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Rule number one: when your child is talking to you, look at her and not at your phone. .
I’d be lying if I said that I have found a balance between being a (good) mom and mindfully using my smartphone..
Like yesterday, for example, was the most beautiful day spent with friends in the Malibu sunshine. I wanted to capture everything because memories and also stories, you know? 🙄🙈 but then I was like, why does it always need to be photographed? when did I start caring about likes. when did I start missing out on my life to be on social media. I want to be better, I want to change. So last night when I got home I googled: “how to be a mom with a smartphone.” This morning I drafted a few rules:.
⁃do not take photos /videos of my daughter every day.
⁃I do not need a phone to go take a walk or go to the park ⁃only use my phone during quiet time
⁃if my daughter sees me looking at my phone all day she will think it’s okay to look at the phone all day. lead my example. ⁃never use phone at meal time. ⁃set a limit /goal: total phone time does not exceed 2 hours a day.
⁃enjoy your phone time. it’s okay to like your phone.
I’m curious and would love to hear your thoughts on this. what works for you?👩👧💕🤳 .
There's a new 8 week series of New Mom's Support Group that started today at PYC! From Monday, March 25th through Monday, May 20th new moms will meet weekly from 2:30 - 3:30 pm to share space and support each other. Register online - link in bio!
Facilitated weekly support and discussion for moms and babies (newborn-6 months) in your community. Led by Jessica Shapley, certified social worker and mother of two. Finding the power to embrace the journey where moms can connect and friendship can grow.
Topics include, but are not limited to, mom and baby wellness, breast feeding, bottle feeding, introduction to solids, sleep issues, staying at home versus working outside the home, isolation, childcare, family life, self image and more. Receive and give support, information and resources. Be a part of a growing sangha (community) of new families near you. *Please Note- the 8 week Monday series beginning March 25th will skip the week of April 15*
Cali trip coming to an end,
my priority pass isn’t working,
but we got into the United lounge,
my book downloaded...
AND the 3 yr old fell asleep...
thanks universe, I’ll take it ✨
The more kids I have the more I seem to fall in love with Motherhood. Some kids are playing Just Dance, another is building LEGO towers to his hearts content and the other is now snuggled up with me resting well. These days, these moments...I cherish them so. || #mommywooddays#motherhood#motherhooddiaries
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FREE Tickets!! Essential Baby & Toddler Show Melbourne!
I am speaking on the breastfeeding for beginners panel and discussing Toddlers, Tantrums and Technology in the afternoon.
We have great show specials too - we will be giving away FREE samples of Boobie Bikkies to try before you buy AND FREE packs of our NEW Boobie Brekkie (with every combo), all natural, delicious cereal to nourish breastfeeding mums.
Find out more and Register for your FREE tickets Now! Link in bio.
To be a good mother while my heart was breaking is one of the hardest roles I’ve ever had to play.
Loosing my mom suddenly at only 56 yrs old within no explanation was one of the toughest I’ve endured in my life but it wasn’t til I came off auto pilot after her passing that I was faced with continuing my role as mother & wife while grieving. To see my children in pain while my own heart ached was gut wrenching knowing that at this moment as their mother I couldn’t do anything to take away their sadness or being my mom back! I had to explain death and comfort them in the midst of my brokenness. It was and still is, only by the grace of God that I have the strength! #motherhood#loss#grief#moms#momlife #godismystrength
12 Ways to Raise a Child with Grit.
1. Stop controlling and start coaching. .
2. Remember that perfection is not the goal. .
3. Let him try to do it himself at the earliest age. .
4. Help her build confidence by tracking manageable challenges.
5. Don't set him up for failure. .
6. Encourage, Encourage, Encourage. And teach self-encouragement.
7. Instead of evaluating, describe and empathize. As an example..."You just kept practicing and didn't give up..."You must feel so good you finished that! ".
8. Focus on effort, not results. .
9. Model positive self - talk. .
10. Don't be afraid of your child's feelings. Be compassionate and encouraging. .
11. Don't set your child up for extra frustration.
12. Affirm your child's ability to impact the World. .
This is from Laura Markham Ph.D. we'll be talking about how to raise or kids with grit all week. . #grit#raisingkidswithgrit#mindfulness#workethic#positiveparenting#mindfulparent#encouragechildren#confidentchildren#confidence#motherhood#fatherhood#childhood#research#optimist#positivity#happychildren#teamplayers #
Yesterday we blessed our little James David! It’s hard to believe he is 4 month already.
He is a little goof that puts himself into a fit of hiccups when he laughs and recently discovered how to use his voice. He loves to hear himself screech like a baby dinosaur.
Here is to raising strong and confident, yet, compassionate and kind boys.
I have a lot of anxiety lately. The more I push myself to achieve my goals, the more I start to have doubt creep into my mind. I start asking myself, “what if I’m not smart enough?” “What if my dreams are too big?” “What if I fail?” Social media doesn’t help, it highlights the sadness I feel that my life was temporarily put on hold by illness and I have to constantly check myself on why my timeline has nothing to do with anyone else’s. I’m not rich, I’m not exactly disciplined in self care or my diet or working out, I’m not always happy, but I’m here.
I’m worthy of putting effort into. I’m worthy of the accomplishments that have come my way so far. I’m worthy of the 4.0, of the honor societies, of the glory that will come with obtaining my degrees. I’m worthy of being filled with light and love and acceptance.
I have say these mantras out loud, breathe life into them or I’ll forget them and focus on the bad things about me or my life when there is so much more to be grateful for.
Tearing up as I write this bc I struggle everyday to believe in it and myself but trust me I’m trying. Thank you to everyone who supports me in my journey both in school and in life. I appreciate more than you know.
Semoga yang like dan komen amin bulan ini bisa cepat mempunyai momongan.,. Amiinn
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Gimme all the coffee and all the yoga, please ☕🧘🏼♂️🙏🏼
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#SouthernersNewEnglandDiary Day 66
We’ve entered that strange time during the assignment when we have to start planning for what’s next. Even while trying to still be super present and bloom where we’re planted.
This is the hard part of traveling. You feel disloyal to where you’ve been for falling in love with where you are and guilty for looking forward to what’s next.
But no matter where we are, we’re right where we’re supposed to be. Going all in on following God’s plans and his directions takes all the pressure off our feelings.
So what’s next for us?
The only thing I know for sure is a whole lotta prayer. Then we’ll make our plans, but he directs our steps.
I love that I can rest my anxious heart on that promise because he is always faithful.
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Yesterday our youngest turned 3! It’s crazy to have a 3 year old and no baby. It’s new territory of us and man it’s fun! I’ll be honest though! Three isn’t my favorite age! Usually people call it the terrible two’s but in our house I’d say it’s three’s! Two is fun! Give me all the two year olds! Lol three is a whole new ballgame! They can actually verbalize and man do they like to express their little opinion! 🙄 Refining and shaping a little three year olds heart often turns into refining and shaping this mama’s heart too! Motherhood has been one of hardest journeys I’ve been on but the most rewarding too! It’s a lot of self sacrifices too! I remind myself it’s a season and the days of going to the movies, weekly date nights, being involved in all the activities, and quiet mornings will return. But for now, I’ll enjoy the gift the Lord has given me in raising four little humans to love, serve and honor Him! I just pray daily that in the chaos of our daily life they see the beauty of the Lords grace! For all you tired mamas you’re doing an amazing job keep at it and refill that coffee! 😜 ☕️😍
My book is available at @target online for preorder and this girl could not be more shocked, excited, and wanting to use it as an excuse to go spend the evening in the @targetsdollarspot buying all that I can fit in my cart. 💃🏻🎯🙌🏻🤷🏻♀️
Let's set some things straight! ➡️ I do NOT diet 🙅🏼♀️
➡️ I eat more food now than I ever have before 😳
➡️ I do NOT cut out any of the food groups.
So what do I do?! It's pretty simple, I've just changed my lifestyle. Food is fuel and nutrition is so key to see success in weight loss, building muscle, anything! 💪🏼
That's why I am SO PUMPED for my April boot camp, it's the best of both worlds NUTRITION + FITNESS. We'll be talking about some heavy hitting topics like:
1. Sugar addiction 🧁
2. How to get the entire family eating healthy 🍎
3. Reducing processed foods 🥨
4. Getting your body moving daily 💪🏼 So are you ready to make a game plan and STICK TO IT this Spring?! Then let's do this, babe! Drop your fav food emoji 👇🏼 or send me a message!
Enrollment is officially OPEN and spots will go fast! 🔥
...because it is #MONDAY !!! I found this photo (2013) and it reminded me of how good I felt, inside out, when I focused on ME.. my mental and physical health.. and tunes everything that not matter.. out!! SHE is my inspiration and motivation for my health and fitness goals this year! I was so very proud of her.. pushing through LIFE, reaching her goals... accepting herself, flaws and all.. scars, stretchmarks, even the stumbles and falls and “talks” behind my back.. I did THIS naturally and I was soooooooo f’n happy about my progress!! I had to overcome so many fears to get HERE.. because believe it or not, I truly used to care what people thought about me.. now, not so much... what you see is what you get.. no shame at all... 🤷🏻♀️This was probably the healthiest I had ever been in my adult years... I’m just excited right now... knowing I’ll be back HERE soon... we’ll not back here, but BETTER... with work.. and each new day I’m given to roam the earth! I just had to get my MIND right! That’ll probably be a lifelong journey as well... but I’m willing to do the WORK on all levels! I’m just so happy today... felt like writing and motivating someone to NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR GOALS... KEY WORD... YOUR!!! Happy Monday, Humans! Wishing you all a peaceful, productive and successful week! 🙏🏽💪🏽💓 #MONDAYmotivation#MOTIVATIONMonday#MOTIVATION#Health#Fitness#Nutrition#Herbalife#CleanEating#MealPrep#Exercise#TheBouncebackIsReal#Operation40Fine#SheIsMe#NeverGiveUp#RealLife#Stretchmarks#Motherhood#FitMoms#FitLife#ThickFit#Memories#Motivate#Inspire#BeYourOwnMotivation
I’ve always liked the idea of making myself a healthy meal cooked from home but when you are suddenly in charge of feeding 3 other humans...that role immediately becomes even more important and has made me want to become even better of a cook. Not to just cook thrown together meals but HEALTHY meals that taste incredible that my kids will actually eat. The kind of meals where my husband looks up at me and says “babe THIS is the best one yet” as he’s scarfing down the food I serve on his plate. That satisfaction of seeing everyone in my family eat real food that I made with my own hands is like nothing else in this world. If you dread cooking, try coming at the task from a different point of view and maybe it will make the entire process a overall more enjoyable experience for all + and here’s this weeks menu 😊🌿enjoy friends!
I tried @abountifulkitchen copy cat Levain cookie!! I honestly can’t believe how simple and delicious it was!! I substituted the semi sweet chips for milk chocolate and it was amazing !!! Perfectly crispy on the outside with a gooey center 😍 I feel like I’m eating a piece of heaven 🙏🏻
Feeling really thankful that I’m a mother in this day and age where the awareness of how your words can affect your child in the long-term is the norm (like saying, “what you did was wrong” instead of the outdated, “bad baby”) and little trucks like this can be rented for 70php/hour because I swear Pablo is obsessed with them but I won’t buy him one cause we can’t afford it lol and it’s not practical since Pablo will outgrow it in no time. #modernmom#waisnamisis