I know it sounds crazy and I always thought people were nuts saying this but I literally cannot imagine life without Jenna. I am still Clara and I still am myself but I keep thinking how much more I am now that I'm her mom. My role has changed in life and I wouldn't have it any other way 💕 #motherhood#daughter#love
coming home after even a few days away is like the warmest hug. it was a weekend full of reflection and revitalization. however I still feel equal parts ready as well as no where near ready for baby girl.. alsooo, if I am being honest, I am not looking forward to the pile of laundry awaiting me🙈 BUT if there is one thing I learned this weekend it is to give thanks. in all things. for all things. gratitude breeds joy...so, friends, what are you thankful for on this here monday??
Thanks auntie dems for my super cute dungarees 😘 I'm struggling a little bit with clothes just now all Olivia's 12-18 dresses & outfits seem massive! And now the weather is nicer I was hoping they would fit by now 🙈 I've had to roll these ones up while she's standing up 😂 #playtime#teepee#feelingsummery 🌸🌸🌸
I just get the most overwhelming feeling to squeeze her tiny little feet all the time.
She's growing so much, so quickly and I just love the chunky fat rolls she's getting on her thighs and the adorable little double chin.
If only I was still a baby so people thought my double chin was still adorable.. ☹️
When you need to hold on to something because it's only Monday and you're already dreaming of Friday. I have a serious case of the #mondayblues this morning. But I'm going to choose to have a beautiful simple bonding day with Aria. Full of laughs, reading, cuddles, nursing, and maybe even a nap 😳😉😊 Happy Monday lovelies! #simplethings#simplelife#cleaningcanwait#ariandi
It doesn't matter how many times you've failed and had to start again. It matters that you didn't stay down - you got back up to fight 💪🏻 today is my 'starting again' point, and I have no shame. This is my journey, my way. #blessed
Happy Monday friends! It's raining here and kinda dreary but I'm enjoying a day with my family. Daddy had to work over the weekend so he has today off. Snuggles and coffee please 🙌🏽☕️ what are you up to this Monday?
Sometimes asking your child "How was school?" Or "How was your day?" is not going to produce a meaningful conversation. You may get an answer like “fine” or “good” which doesn’t tell you a whole lot.
Here are some alternative questions to try:
🌟 Who made you smile today?
🌟What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
🌟Tell me something you learned about a friend today.
🌟What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
🌟Where is the coolest place at the school?
🌟What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
Can you think of other questions that spark conversation with your kids (about school or their day in general)?
Sometimes motherhood feels like circling around the same mountains. Dishes, sickness, bedtimes, laundry, homework. All on repeat. It can feel like nothing is happening in our lives that is important or that personal growth is happening. But good is happening in our quiet spaces. Little by little our seeds of sacrifice are building a beautiful and meaningful life. On Mondays we begin again. It looks like nothing is happening today except for tedium, but Good is all around. #motherhood
I have an incredible mom. She's the kind who can whip up a multi course meal without needing to run to the grocery store. She has the perfect, comfy lap I used to rest in when I was scared or sad. Even as a kid, I knew she was one of a kind. But it took having kids of my own to realize the depth of her grace. You see, she never let on how hard it was to raise two little ones into decent human beings. She never complained about how tired she was or how much she would have paid for just a few minutes alone. When my fierce toddler screams at me with anger I can't understand, I look at her with all of the empathy I can muster and I wonder, "Did we do this to my mom?" I know we did. And instead of yelling back at us, she wrapped us in love. The most important thing she ever told me was that home should always be your safe place to land. It always was. And now I need to go hug my mom.
A little puppy love to start off the week. 💕🐶 These two absolutely adore each other-and it's so awesome to watch. I love the bond between little people and pets-does it really get any cuter? 😊
On a more poopy 💩 note-we've seemed to have started our week with a fever and a tummy ache 🤒 I'd love any advice any of you beautiful mama's may have to share about breaking a fever naturally? 🌿🍃I'd really rather not medicate if not totally necessary. Where are my oil mama's?
2 & 1/2 \\ Favorite movie is Curious George. Favorite foods are bananas, pasta, smoothies and pizza. Loves playing tennis with Grandpa. Outside is best. Least favorite things are getting dressed and leaving Grandma and Grandpa's house. Can't wait to hold little brother. Cuddling with mama in the morning is mandatory. Daddy is the funniest. Learning songs, colors, numbers, and new words and phrases fast. Two and a half is super fun--a little wild, and frustrating at times--but super fun.
Double tap if you're as confused as I am at how fast these kids grow up! #bittersweet
12 years ago this guy made his grand entrance into the world 10 weeks early and our lives changed forever. Our dreams had come true! We love you, @itsasesameworld, more than we could ever say! ✨🎉💞 #tween
When Raleigh was a month old, if you had asked me if we would still be breastfeeding just days away from his first birthday, I would have told you there's no way we could make it that long.⠀
Those early weeks were an intense struggle, unlike anything I've ever experienced.⠀
In the middle of those hardships, I stumbled upon a tip that started to change things for us.⠀
Today on my blog, I'm sharing the one breastfeeding tip that changed everything for me. ⠀
Click on the link in my profile to read more!