I have had a lot of questions about what I put in our Advent Calendar. I don’t like to just put candy because we already get enough sweets in the holiday months. But the pockets are perfect size for Candy and it’s inexpensive so I do fill a few with candy and some candy canes for their hot chocolate that they are obsessed with. 😉 For the other pockets I put fun little crafts. The crafts don’t fit in the pockets so I leave notes in the pockets with a clue on where they can find that days craft. (Some examples are Michaels has coloring pages, ornaments you can color, Christmas bead bracelets etc) the kids love this and it gives them something fun to do after school so they don’t ask to watch tv or play on iPads 😁 #momwin#holidaytraditions#momlife
Luca’s been testing us lately with fussiness, crying, and sleepless nights. He’s being a baby! 👶🏻 What gets me through these moments? Breastfeeding. When Luca’s turning purple he’s crying so hard, I know that soon he’ll be in my arms for 20 minutes, looking precious, adorable and sweet as ever as he feeds, with his little arm up on my boob. Those are my favorite moments with him and they get me through the tougher ones. 🙏🏼 #morherhood#breastfeeding#love#baby
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This sweet and beautiful redhead had a fiery ‘tude for almost the entire 30 minutes of our mini session, so after my other sessions I was able to get a few more shots of her after she warmed up and played with her Mama!! I know how it is with little ones and really go above and beyond to get them feeling comfortable. If it takes me an extra 10-15 minutes for you to nurse or take a time out, have at it. Mini sessions can be stressful because of the time constraint, but I rly will work with you cuz man, I know how I would feel if I was in your shoes!! #ittakesavillage#motherhoodunplugged
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We’re having a giveaway!! At The Life Tree, we want children to grow up knowing how much a love of art can enrich everyone’s lives. Art isn’t just something you look at, it’s something that becomes a part of you 🎨🖌
We’ve launched a new ‘mini’ version of our canvas and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Each canvas is personalised with up to 10 digits secretly embedded in the branches of the tree. The accompanying book of verse and free app bring the Tree to life and encourage your child to immerse themselves in the lives of the characters. Each telling their own story, the animals guide you through different life stages and can help to make sense of important landmarks, be they happy or challenging times.
We’re giving away a ‘mini’ package - the lucky winner will receive a personalised 12 x 15” framed canvas (framed size 14 x 17”), the book of verse, a certificate of authenticity and access to the free app.
All you need to do is - follow @thelifetreeart - comment below the word or words you’d choose to personalise your canvas (up to 10 digits)
- tag a friend who you think would like to join in (you can tag more than one person, for each friend you tag, you’ll get one entry into the prize draw)!
Open internationally 🌎🌍🌏, the lucky winner will be drawn at random on 2nd January so you can start the New Year by giving a gift that will be cherished
Mi pequeño trastillo. Se me olvidó actualizar mes 😫, el dia 11 cumplió los 5 meses. Y lo cierto es que me tiene consumida, no paramos de ir de etapa en epata y de aprender muchas cosas nuevas, y como es tan " intenso" el... 😔
Pero, como soy su madre por las mañana al abrir ojos y ver las sonrisotas que me regala, se me pasa todos los males. Mas enamorada no puedo estar 😍.
🎄My little Santa Claus ❤️ we cannot wait for your first Christmas and to see your face with all the presents! (Very bare under the tree, as this one claws and bites anything in sight 🙄😂)🎄
Working to deliver all final family galleries by early next week...everything is culled and off to my editor!!
So I’m realizing that even though I’m at home with my baby, I still need to do some meal prep! Ricky is in the phase of wanting to be held all day (which I of course love) so it’s a challenge to make food. 😬 There are some days I forget to eat & I can’t do that cause I need to make sure I’m getting the nutrition I need to feed him! Feeling relieved today that I can just grab my shake as a snack and my salad when I’m ready for lunch. 👍🏼 Now I just need to try & stay consistent with meal prep to make these baby days a little easier! #momstruggles#breastfeedingmama#needtoeat
Moms - did you still meal prep when you were home with your baby? What did you make?
This has been the best part of my life!! My kids are all older now + right when I think they don’t need me as much I’m reminded they will always need me. My 16 year old caught a nasty bug + is on her second day of missing school. All she wanted was her mama. I made her soup, rubbed essential oils on her chest + under her feet, and watched movies all day. I LOVE that I have the choice to be able to stay home + give her the love + attention she wants + needs. There so many hard working mamas that may not have the choice....... I was one of those mamas at one time. Forced to go in OR ELSE!!! I’m so grateful that I chose to start my own business with essential oils. I have so many choices now + today will be another day of loving on my baby the way SHE WANTS!!! Feeling so grateful ♥️ Do you want more choices???
Go to pick Avaleigh up from pre-school and she's strutting around the place in her leggings and vest, no jumper or socks and was adamant she was staying with Tracey 😂
Sering sekali dengar orang bilang:
"Anaknya jangan sering digendong tuh, nanti jadi kebiasaan, nanti jadi bau tangan, nanti jadi rewel, nanti jadi manja, nanti jadi gak mandiri, dll" '
Yuk sedikit berimajinasi! Bayangkan bagaimana jika kita jadi seorang bayi, kira-kira seberapa sulit sih hidup ini?
Kalau laper & haus? Tidak bisa bicara.
Kalau bosan? Tidak bisa jalan kemana-mana.
Kalau gatal? Tidak tahu di mana letak gatalnya.
Kalau sakit? Tidak tahu harus berbuat apa.
Kalau bad mood? Tidak boleh nangis, disuruh diam atau malah dimarahi 😭
Sungguh, bayi itu menjadi dirinya sendiri saja sudah sangat FRUSTASI.
Tidak bisa mengkomunikasikan apa pun atas ketidaknyamanan dan suasana hatinya.
Dia hanya MENANGIS.. '
Pelukan/gendongan merupakan satu2nya bahasa yang dapat menyampaikan; "Mama/papa ada di sini untuk kamu, kamu tidak sendiri, kita jalani semuanya sama-sama ya.." '
- Menggendong anak selama-lamanya,
- Mengucapkan kata-kata "i love you" sesering-seringnya, - Mencium anak sebanyak-banyaknya,
- Memeluk anak selebih-lebihnya,
Semua ini tidak membuat anak menjadi manja, lemah dan tidak mandiri.
Sebaliknya, anak akan merasa aman, dan ketika dia merasa aman dia akan merasa bebas, dan ketika dia merasa bebas dia akan memiliki kepercayaan diri, dan ketika dia memiliki kepercayaan diri, dia dapat melakukan segalanya dan menjadi apa saja yang mereka mau; berani, kuat dan mandiri.
Saya suka dengan analogi seorang teman yang mengatakan hal ini seperti "Rekening Cinta".
Sejak kecil, orangtua harus menabung cinta sebanyak-banyaknya ke dalam Rekening Cinta si anak. Supaya kelak ketika anak kecewa/disakiti oranglain, anak dapat mengambil cinta dari rekeningnya dan memaafkan. Ketika anak mengalami kegagalan/kekalahan, anak akan mengambil cinta dari rekeningnya dan bersemangat untuk mencoba lagi.
Bahkan ketika anak putus cinta, anak tidak akan "susah move on", mengangap diri tidak layak (aku tanpamu hanya 'butiran debu' 😂), bahkan sampai berfikir untuk menyakiti diri sendiri dan oranglain. '
"Keras dan kejamnya dunia ini tidak disebabkan oleh kurangannya tindakan hukum, tapi kurangannya tindakan cinta kasih." '
🌙 Just Pretty🌙
Luna menguante y cadena en chapa de oro 22k
I’ve been keeping cozy these last days with the coziest of them all 🤱🏻 it’s been deliciously chilly! And here I am trying to get a cute photo of us while she’s set on pulling our knit hats off 🙅🏻♀️ because “what the hell is that thing on your head mama?? You look hilarious!!” 😂 at least that’s what she seems to think 💭
Love learning more about our exciting NEW Fitness program launching in January!! 🤗 💪🏼 I think this will be my “post baby get back in shape” program lol & I’d love to do it alongside other mamas! Instead of listing out all the details, I’ve set up a FB group with some info about the program. No commitment, just informational. 😊 Who’s interested in learning more about it?! Comment below or message me & I’ll add you! #bettertogether
Today we ended our 4 mile run midway through because the water was calling us, the sun was shining, and suddenly we had the overwhelming need to slow it down to skip rocks and feel the sun shining on our faces ❤️ I wish I had a thousand more things to give you- more patience, more time, more of these moments. No matter how I let you down, you never loose faith in me. You constantly remind me to choose the high road and see the good in the world on the toughest of days. Because of you, I want to love endlessly and put good things out into the world. That is the power of unconditional love. Aren’t we lucky to know that kind of existence ❤️ #morherhood#loveislove#myworld 🌎
Every year I get a natural pine tree 🎄 here in Miami we don’t have tree farms where you can go cut your own tree, we have to make do with the cut ones they bring from pretty much anywhere else in the US. Yes its a bit of extra work picking up the fallen needles but its SO worth it! I love walking in home after being out or when we wake up the the morning and smelling that sweet pine scent all over the house. It just puts me in such a cheerful christmasy mood!
What about y’all? Do you love/hate pine trees and why? If you have a second I’d love to know!
ITS GIVEAWAY TIME!
To celebrate the new release of the Mama Love Postnatal Pack I am giving away this beautiful pack to one lucky winner!
The Mama Love Postnatal Pack is Specially designed to support & nurture you through labour, the early stages of motherhood and beyond!
Each pack comes with a beautifully made all natural essential oil roller blend. Made from the highest quality oils and handcrafted specifically so its designed for labour, early motherhood and beyond. Mama Love has specific ingredients to help with relaxation, lactation, stress and positive emotions. With a stamp of approval from local nutritionist & medical herbalist and mama, kerry from @naturesconnection
A pack of mummy mantra affirmation cards designed and made by the beautiful local artist and mama @naomiclaireart
These absolutely stunning cards are a perfect addition to any mama on her journey.
4 tumbled crystals supplied by the gorgeous local mamas @thecrystalfolk
All to help with self love, healing and growth
Perfect pack for any new mama or mama to be! .
The perfect motherhood blend:
Clary sage, Lavender, Frankincense, Patchouli, Geranium & Basil. 💖
*please note: oil should NOT be used during pregnancy. Safe for labour & onwards
To win it's simple...
1. Tag 1 or more of your mama friends or mama friends to be and comment with your favourite emojis
2. Make sure you are following @karinayager_fitnessandwellness @naomiclaireart And @thecrystalfolk
3. For extra karma and an extra entry please repost this post and tag me @karinayager_fitnessandwellness With the hashtag #mamalovegiveaway .
Competition drawn Sunday 17th December.
Pack is worth $34.95 but as an introductory offer for a limited time it is available for $29.95.
To purchase your Mama Love pack or roller blend or for more information click the link on my bio.