“siblings will take different paths and life may separate them, but they will forever be bonded by having begun their journey in the same boat.” -z2z
a quote for these two brothers couldn’t be more true. already at age three and one i see how completely opposite they are, but their bond is so strong and melts my heart daily. i hope they always stay close to one another no matter their different paths. a sibling is something so special and i am so happy they have one another. just melts my mama heart to pieces. okay, i am done with the snappiness 👦🏻👶🏻 #brothers
I just have to post that cheeky face! She was trying to splash water on me with her feet. Christmas baths are clearly no fun! ☺️❤️❤️🛁
Who else is having a hard time keeping up with the elf?
Our elves had a rough start in our house as Nathan got mad at them for touching his toys one morning, and even more angry after they put his undies in the trees. He doesn't mind when the elf touches mama's things so I've been playing tricks on my own self for 2 weeks now 🤦🏼♀️.
If you have any #elfontheshelf ideas don't hesitate to tell me in the comments! 🎅🏻🎄
•• “Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old fashioned family Christmas.” -C. Griswold ••
Photo cred @cassfannin & @letterfolk
Penny for your thoughts sweet girl. What are you thinking in there? Like really thinking, really feeling. I mean you tell me a lot. I know what all your friends had for lunch and what kid got a haircut last week, but I want to know the meat. The stuff you can’t put into words yet.
This little 🐥 has been at the studio 3 times with me this week. He behaved like a champ, so proud of him. And I always wonder how awesome is on-site childcare system in companies. I personally don’t see any cons for having it. It is one of the BIGGEST motivations that could be done for the employees. The stereotypes should be broken, on-site childcare is actually good for business. It will help companies retain workers, it will allow employees to move better between the different aspects of their life which means less wasted time, less absenteeism at home and at work. And believe me the level of work that will be delivered will be phenomenal. Because I guarantee you people not only will cherish their work in such a different level, they will be proud to be part of it and will do everything to make it succeed. And I hope none of my followers will have thoughts in their heads such as: “If someone decide to have a baby it’s their own choice”. Which means you could’ve had your career rise and shine by now but nope you’ve chosen family over it. So here you go.
In my work, I spend a large portion of my days assuaging the fears of other mamas. Their children have varying degrees of delays, and these mothers carry their concern in their protective embraces, their wide eyes, their knitted brows. Even the most well adjusted mamas have legitimate concerns regarding their child’s future.
I have my own set of worries for my boys, the little one and the big ones. I want all the best for them, with struggle only enough to teach the good lessons, but each of them had already experienced inordinate difficulties before I knew them, so even now I know the limitations of my ability to prevent the deeper pitfalls.
Control is a slippery fish.
There’s a sense of powerlessness that often accompanies motherhood. There is so much for which we cannot prevent,
But there’s also an intensely reassuring thread of connection joining us, the women worrying over our children. (And hear 👏🏼 me 👏🏼 when 👏🏼 I 👏🏼 say 👏🏼 THERE ARE LIMITLESS WAYS TO BRING UP A CHILD, and only a handful of them include birth or adoption. Teachers, mentors, aunties, neighbors, et al.: I SEE YOU. ❤️)
We women, joined across time and distance, we fight for our children tooth and nail as a result of these shared concerns. We have miles and miles and ages and ages of strong women fighting alongside us, grieving alongside us, celebrating alongside us. We hold the weight of the future on our shoulders, but we bear this weight in the most powerful of company. Worry if you must, but take great comfort in the strength of this tribe in which you belong.
"may your holiday's be as bright as your spirit is light"
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How did this happen? One minute you are my tiny baby and the next minute you are standing, crawling, babbling and showing off your adorable personality. How is it that we are only 3 months away from your first birthday?? You will always be my baby anyway.
🎶On the 2nd day of Christmas S&E brings to you...Aelynn making Christmas cards! And yes, bath time abruptly followed this art session 😂😂😊
Babies seem to rule IG, at least that’s the case on my feed!
We welcomed our 13th baby, 8th living child in May 2017. Had him baptized two days after birth with a nice surprise from his godparents @showerofroses . Welcomed back our firstborn who’s birth started it all. Gave thanks to the good Lord for the many blessings and crosses He carried us through. Prayed a dear sister and fellow parishioner through a heavy cross and rejoiced in her/our Saint Miriam. @lamaterfamilias Restarted a family business with the goal to bring Dad home for full-time living so we can live freely and give generously...and everything in between. Deo gratias! God is always good!
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
This household has not stopped😳
Hubby was out mowing the lawn at 7 this morning while I prepared for a busy day on his one day off. Atticus had his 4 month shots this morning and took it like a champ💪🏻
We are going for santa photos now and hopefully to pick up Doug's phone. Lucky enough to have mine replaced last night but Doug is still waiting 😩what is everyone doing in preparation for Christmas? It's so close! 😮
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