Just a picture of me + my kiddies in / on my arms ⋒
The last few years have been a journey of faith; learning to trust God through the storm, and finding hope in His promise. The one main thing I have discovered through it all, is that God is good. It continually amazes me, but, I know that He is beautifully, powerfully, and faithfully good.
441301 April, 2019
By the end of the week we will have a 2 year old 💕I’m so in love with the little girl you are becoming. You have such a big heart and I’m so glad I get to enjoy life with you right by my side, I wouldn’t have it any other way 💖
154916 hours ago
When the missionaries came to NZ, to ‘colonise’ the Natives, they brought with them their own specific understanding of the roles and status of WOMAN - written in their Bibles. Their Western Civilisation (Christian) ideals did not allow woman any power at all. Many Native myths and legends that held the Feminine in any type of powerful influence was rewritten and repositioned with Male characters leading the way. As it was these male Western missionaries and their ‘word’, who were at the helm of re-telling/scribing our Native Myths onto paper, we find their lack of understanding of Māori lore has desecrated Mana Wāhine (Spiritually powerful Woman). THE TRUTH IS Māori culture held woman at equal value to men. Woman could be Chiefs and Tohunga (Spiritual healers). Women birthed mankind! Fortunately through the tradition of Song and Chants, Mana Wāhine are regaining their stature and remembering who they are 🌿💛 🌏
Today he took his girls on a surprise picnic date to the Auckland Domain — we snacked, admired the incredible view, watched a powerful army training session, and adventured through the museum and grounds. It’s amazing how beautiful our front door step is — New Zealand you are so good to us!
Also, I love and hate how big my babe is getting. She looks like such a big girl in her pants and shoes 💛 #AviyaJayne
Hope everyone is having a lovely short week 💕 We are making the most of some family time at the beach, autumn swims and all 😂 All orders this week will go out on our Monday overnight courier 😊 Thanks for this gorgeous pic @claudiaconaglen 😍 www.indiealice.com🍂 #indiealice
Finally it's finished!
Rustic needlefelted woodlands mobile.
Comes with 4 animals, 2 mushrooms and a tree.
Made with 100% NZ wool, a part of a gum tree, twine and some cute leafy trim. Everything but the trim is biodegradable and super natural. Not something I done on purpose just how these things work out in my brain sometimes!
Second up at our May 4th event next Saturday is the gorgeous Simone de Cunha, Simone will take you through a session of Self care tips; how to kick perfectionism to the curb, mum guilt, transitioning from pregnancy to #mumlife
Postnatal Pilates rehab exercises & technique to heal your body post baby. 💗
Bernadette you beauty. Pity I cant lay claim to those genes, she is the absolute spit of Daddy's family, and he even gets out voted by his brother for family nember she most resembles. It's in the face shape ultinately!
However she is 100% like her dad at mischief and trouble making, so personality wise they are a perfect match.
Long live the Queen of Sass BB8
School went back today and as most of you know, it’s always a time when those big worries come out in force in our house. This is what I love to use on the kids:
These are all beautiful essential oils for calming, relaxing, grounding and uplifting too. We like to diffuse Balance, Frankincense and Elevation as we are getting ready in the morning and we also like to apply those and the others on pulse points, soles of feet and back of neck/spine. I’ll do a video on our favourites and how we use them.
As well as using our oils to help anxious feelings, I make sure we are eating good food (we’ve been slack over the holidays!) - no packaged or processed stuff, just real food that is generally gluten free and dairy free (a must for Lucy but it’s easier if we all eat this way). And good rest - sleep is so important to keep the worries away. And we try to get out and be active, get those good endorphins going!
I’m grateful to have these gorgeous oils to support us 💕 do you have any tips for anxious kids? #anxiety#anxiouskids#anxiousfeelings#worriesbegone
3129 hours ago
Me + Mailchimp. The answer is YES. Swearing most definitely helped. Also BALANCE + ELEVATION inhalation and Intune on my temples. 📷 @nofiltermum
4029 hours ago
Yes I agree, what do you think? 👇🏼
Thank you universe for teaching me and reminding me this every day! .
I’m so blessed!
17310 hours ago
I did my first frog stand today! .
And it made me realise a couple things about myself .
I notice I only feel like I don’t have enough fun in my life when I compare myself to others
I was journalling this evening and had a sudden urge to do more yoga which lead into this and I felt a huge smile come across my face .
And it hit me! Omg I do know what I like to do for fun! I like strength training.
I’ve always subconsciously believed a workout is something we must endure, something we HAVE to do, something that we will struggle through .
And yes we can do it that way, or we could love it and have fun
Both require the same amount of effort
I could practise here for hours and not feel like I’m working out at all
Doing something I hate....that’s another story 🤣
Anyways, novel over. I’m so excited to be getting stronger!
38210 hours ago
This evening, I should have been enjoying the delicious sounds of Norah Jones after being lucky enough to get amazing last minute tickets thanks to @coastonline. However things didn’t go to plan - couldn’t get a sitter, my daughter was having a rough time and I couldn’t find anyone else who was available to go with me.
So instead, I sit with my cuppa tea and catch up on some home and away while snuggling in bed after reading with and cuddling both my daughters until they fell asleep ❤️❤️- I was feeling gutted; mostly because I don’t like waste or letting people down. But the reality is, this evening was absolutely PERFECT 👌🏽❤️
7010 hours ago
A new helicopter landed today in our store! When the helipad is free, High-up Hugo can get going in his helicopter and zoom away. The rotor blades turn as he moves, and the flight over Kullerbü can begin. Afterwards, the helicopter can land on the ground again – or on the helicopter landing pad on top of the Kullerbü parking garage.
17110 hours ago
We did originally purchase the lulla doll for the next baby cause if shes anything like jed was we need all the help we can get haha but jed had other plans.
He’s decided its his baby, he trys to teach lulla how to brush teeth, wash hands, go potty, colour in, takes it for trips in the car, puts it on the back of his bike, he even shares his breakfast with it 😂 and gives it so many hugs and kisses every night before he goes to sleep.
So cute but lets see how he reacts to a real baby 😂
23310 hours ago
K I S S P R O O F
Do you love kissing your baby? Does wearing lippy stop you from doing it, or does it just stop you wearing lippy?
Of course you love kissing your baby...who doesn’t right! It’s one of the many joys of being a mum, kissing that cute little person you’ve fallen in love with.
So what about wearing lipstick, do you wear it AND kiss your baby? I’m guessing most of you will say no. Usually wearing lipstick and kissing your baby are mutually exclusive. But you know, sometimes you just want to put a bit of lippy on when you’re a mum. That bit of lippy helps you feel a little bit normal, and a little bit pretty, especially if you’re having a drab mum day. I know all about that.
So allow me to introduce you to LIPSENSE. LipSense Liquid Lip Colour is an amazing departure from conventional lipsticks and lip colors found on the market today. It is the patented premium product for SeneGence, and is brand new in NZ.
When I discovered LipSense, it was a total game changer for me. Not only could I now kiss my baby while wearing some lipstick, but I could eat and drink and not worry about it smudging or kissing off. Plus there are so many gorgeous colours, I can wear a different colour every day of the month.
Not only that, but I can also share LipSense with you, so you can not only kiss your baby too, but you can look great doing it!
If you want to try LipSense, message me or comment below for more information. Let me help you find your new favourite lipstick today!!! Trust me, you’ll love it too 💋
P.S. I’m wearing Caramel Apple by LipSense in this video.
14110 hours ago
I did a thing....I baked😱
I used to bake quite a bit when the kids were growing up, these days now that it’s just him and me, I feel like I never bake at all! He has his favourites which are just always there (says him) ... he never needs to ask for anything because his favourite never runs out! He’s not food adventurous but he likes what he likes and I can’t argue with that!
While Dadda built our fences today, we went on a little mummy-son date...
Shopping & Snacktime!
He actually held my hand the entire time 😭 and couldn’t wait to go home to show Daddy his new outfit 🙈💓 #muuummm#takeaphotooooo#holdinghandsisusuallyanogo
Your all invited to ... Beauty from the Inside Out Charity Fundraiser!!! We are really excited to let you know the first item up for grabs in the raffle is .... The perfect set for the workout lovers and jet setters!!!
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Today's #everydayspanish comes to you after a lovely Easter weekend camping with my family. 🌲
It's tradition to get out of car seats and into Dad's lap to drive 10kph through the last gates to the campsite. Does anyone else do the same?
My 4 year old loves it and worries she'll be asleep when we arrive and will miss out on her golden opportunity to drive. Lucky this time we camped 45 minutes from home so a nap on the way was not on the cards 😆
Here are some ways to use the verb MANEJAR (to drive) in everyday contexts:
>>¿quieres manejar?<< Do you want to drive? 🌟
>>¿Te gusta manejar?<< Do you like to drive?
>>¿Quién va a manejar?<< Who is going to drive?
Have fun! 😁 #spanisheveryday#pocoapoco#raisingbilingualkids#bilingualfamily#speakspanish#speakmorespanish#teachmorespanish#nzmum#kiwimum#teachersofinstagram
Now that the busy Easter season is over don't forget to chill for a moment and take some time for yourself 🛀
How do you normally spend time looking after yourself? I'm fan of a sneaky chocolate treat once my son is asleep 🙈
9111 hours ago
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I need to start posting the meals I make that the family/WW/low FODMAP life approves so I can refer back to them. Otherwise my #potatobrain self is hunting through her camera roll screen shots, insta collections, Pinterest, the WW app etc getting pissed off that she can’t find where she saved the bloody recipe 😂
So future Pip this is the @pepperandme.club Enchilada Orzo and it’s 10sp per serve on #wwaunz and you serve it with yoghurt & man rub mixed instead of sour cream 😋
36111 hours ago
I feel like I’m still in a storm,
Like I’m a boat in the ocean with the waves crashing and winds blowing knocking me about but I have a precious wee treasure chest inside that I have to keep safe.
I’m battling with this constant storm of both physical and emotional struggles.
The physical morning sickness and pregnancy symptoms that are like those waves, coming and going, picking me up then throwing me down.
The constant nausea, headaches, back pains, itchy skin and so on, all to get to where we need to be in 31 weeks time.
And the emotional like the wind, my mind howling at me, unsure still where I should be, sad about Daisy but happy about this baby.
My moods are on a never ending turn table and I never know which one it’ll stop on, happy, frustrated, angry, happy again, all within the space of 5 minutes. It’s so unpredictable yet there’s a place in my mind that just sits back and watches the chaos unfold?
Like I’m subconsciously conscious of my bizarre mood swings and actions?
I don’t even know, feeling lost?
I can see the rainbow on the horizon but shit, right now, I don’t know how to get there...
📷 These gorgeous babes rocking our clothing 👌 •our womens black dress with I’m a drop a f bomb kinda Mum & her Mini is wearing a pink stay wild moon child kids tee • Our good human drop tee in black and silver
You both look freakn rad ✌️
Ground breaking announcement... after 6.5 weeks in a cast, I can now butter toast with my left hand. And it's even.🤣 Since breaking my wrist a few weeks back I haven't been posting on here... life certainly hasn't stopped, but something had to give. Since I last posted we've done a couple of caravan trips with #theminttrip , filmed multiple weddings and events with @wekafilms, juggled my work and hospital appointments, and I've even been a one armed bridesmaid for my best friends wedding 💍💃. Just one week to go and I'll be free of my rainbow camo robot arm... 6 sleeps and counting. It's certainly been a lesson in patience. .
We are currently in Hanmer Springs where we've been camping with friends, its been so good to chill. Onwards again tomorrow, may the adventure continue!
96311 hours ago
It’s not always easy, but we’re still here, all these years later, with so many amazing memories created (and 2 little humans!) along the way!! #realchat
I don’t have any time for myself 🙇♀️
Double tap if this is something you say to yourself on the daily?
One year ago I one hundred percent believed I didn’t have any time for myself. I was running around after two toddlers 10 months apart in age, trying to keep up with the housework, battling mountains of washing, exhausted from sleepless nights. There was no time for me, no time for anything else.
But this one phrase changed the way I though about time forever!
All there is is time 🙌
You are with yourself all day everyday and the way you speak to yourself, the thoughts you think, the way you perceive things is all controlled by you. Yes you can be busy but the first thing you need to change is what’s going on in your mind.
This is time well spent working on yourself and believe it or not this is the first step to creating quality time for yourself.
Trust me the rest will come ✨
Brooklyn’s face after eating a gluten & dairy free Oreos 😂🥰
41512 hours ago
Loving life ♡ ☼
20112 hours ago
The grass is greener where you water it ❤️
901012 hours ago
Queenstown Bay Playground, Queenstown. ✔️✨Download PlayGoKids app for free and discover hundreds of awesome playgrounds across New Zealand! 🏅🇳🇿
29213 hours ago
Reunited with my little Rose girl, she is a shy wee girl but is also such a character! She is little bright light and got me through many hard times growing up, I love her so much! 💕🐱
Rose and her brother Clinton live in Kaiwaka with our Dad.
🐰 BUNNY BEAUTY 🐰 .
Some bunny is super excited for her first Easter in New Zealand 🇳🇿 it’s wierd spending Easter without family. It’s SUCH a special time! But expat life comes with expat family, friends that become family! So, we’ll be spending our weekend with new friends and making new memories. Isn’t it incredible to be able to celebrate Gods love worldwide! He saved us! #newzealandeaster#heisrisen#newzealandlife#dubaimoms#nzmama#nzmum#ootd#kidsfashion#kiwikids