Honesty-Gram: Behind these cute little squares are hard days, like today....when your tire is going flat on your van, someone decided to buy airline tickets on your debit card last night, and a day homeschooling was full of many breaks for us all to just get. it. together. Today all I want to do on my 7th day of #whole30 is just grab a big block of cheese and go to town. For real.
These days, and years, of raising little people and establishing ourselves as adults, as families....and trying to just get laundry done...are tough.
But there are moments like these that are awesome. You get to sneak up on a sibling duo "working hard" together in the backyard, happy as clams.
It's a battlefield for our minds, isn't it? Aiming to fix my eyes on what's good right now and not go spiraling into a give-up attitude. Jesus, help me. Help me be weak, and ask for your help, instead of thinking a block of cheese or a that trip that was bought on my card would make it all better. It ain't happening. You are my source.
It’s Friday 🙌🏻 Instead of going out though I’m staying in, like every Friday night since becoming a mum. I’ll be over here in my pj’s, sipping hot chocolate, browsing netflix and the likekihood of me being in bed by 9pm is like, 117% certain. Tell me you’re more rad than me? 😂🙈 #notonlymama#cameramama
One of the best things about living where we live is that we get fresh water. There are fountains like this all over the town where we can fill up jugs of water. And in some parts of town, we can even drink from the sink faucet. Annnnnd it actually tastes like mountain spring water. How amazing is that? We were just filling up Skyla's @herobility sippy cup. You can get 20% at Herobility by clicking the link in my profile and using code DARASHAHRAKI20. Happy Friday friends! 🤗 #herobility
Last week we took a vintage train ride and we sat in the cupola of the caboose for a little bit. It was so cool and I just loved the low light from the little window. Watching Ollie get so excited just warmed my heart. Here he shared a quiet moment with Dad as the trip came to an end. 245/365
Thank heavens it’s finally starting to feel a little like fall weather. It actually makes me want to be outside with the kids BEFORE the sun is setting! Though we still have plenty of days where I question why I put long sleeves on because it’s still warm. Come on already, sweater weather! #fallweather#documentyourdays
One from the last weekend when we landed into the most charming medieval village-Bibury!
I am kind of trying to convince my husband to sell all our belongings and move to the English countryside, buy some goats, couple of hens and live happily ever after 😂🤷🏻♀️
The love that this kid has for every living thing is so heart-melting. He asked us if we could take apart our house and put it back together as a farm so that we could get goats, pigs and ducks. If we owned this place, and had a larger lot we would do it in an instant. ✨🐐🐖🦆
I cried all the mama tears when taking this picture yesterday and then again this morning. Three weeks has gone by way too fast! I've decided my new full time priorities is to only spend my days snuggling this bug and everything else can wait because I just can't handle how fast this little nugget is growing 🕊
Every so often I'll get overwhelming feelings of anxiety about being a mom. Like holy crap, I am responsible for another human being. A whole entire person. W. T. F. I'm responsible for your financial, physical, and emotional well being. Your education. Your manners. Your kindness. And it all feels so overwhelming. So I have to catch myself in this ever so fleeting, fast paced life of mine and b r e a t h e. I remind myself that everything happens for a reason, and this little human brings me more joy and happiness I ever thought humanly possible. And then I'm okay 🙏🏼
What do you do when you find yourself overwhelmed?
Checkin out the pumpkins at our favorite window seat🎃🎃🎃 I used to judge people whose kids wanted to run all over when they're in public. Then I had my own and realized they're not supposed to stay sitting in one place. Exploring is how they learn. Even so, we don't eat out much except at the restaurant we help manage and have been involved at since it was a start-up. At least there I'm familiar with the people judging me😂