I can't believe we are in her last month in the "teens" -- 19 months of pure love! Isla has decided to start potty training herself, sleeping in her bed (most nights) and talking our ears off! #islagray#graytestadventure
Awesome weekend trip with my cute hubby that ended with an 11 HOUR drive home from Asheville bc an 18 wheeler flipped on I-40....praying that everyone involved in that crash is OK and that we neeevverrrr have to sit in traffic like that again. Thankful for @dglipetzky amazing patience and driving skills // not giving into my complaining and wanting to stay at a Super 8 at 1:30am & just getting us home (by 3:30am!! 😬😕). I ❤ my amazing husband!!
🖤 It's one of those days... when I want to remind you, that what you see on social media is only an insignificant amount of everything that's actually going on "behind the scenes". I have to remind myself this fairly often too.
Take for instance my Tuesday.
it's 11am already... I managed to drink half a cup of my coffee and eat a banana. I haven't washed my face or brushed my teeth yet. My daughter has been screaming and refusing to nap for the least 3 hours !!! And I'm all sorts of a mess today. I have the longest "to do" list regarding my photography business, apartment NEEDS to be vacuumed, and bills paid.
#momguilt is growing everyday, since I'm struggling to find balance and routine making sure I dedicate enough time for Asta and her development, as well as other things.
Yet, if there was no caption and just a photo above - would you, even for a second, think that: "damn... she must be having a rough morning" ?
Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't change a thing. Perfect doesn't exist. Maybe a perfect Instagram feed? But a lot of us need to just chill the f*** down, stop comparing ourselves to others and embrace life, it's messiness and serendipities that we actually experience almost everyday.
If you don't like where you're at right now, there are so many "tools" to help and guide you through the change process. Just be patient, not perfect.
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Привет привет, дорогие! )) Всем огромное спасибо за поздравления, так приятно было читать!!! ❤️❤️❤️Люблю вас! ❤️❤️❤️ Ох, как мы замечательно отдохнули! Друзья подарили нам на гововщину отдых в парк отеле "Тропикана") ❤️❤️❤️ Очень неожиданный сюрприз получился)) Я даже не фотографировала, было лень, 😂 сегодня в бассейне решила немного пофоткать на память, Тася в бассейне впервые, как ей понравилось, не передать словами, она Ихтиандр!
September is right around the corner and that usually means beautiful soft light, dreamy foggy mornings, golden backdrops. I still have some available dates for September, friends, let's update your beautiful family albums with new memories💓
Breakfast has always been kind of an issue for me. I love breakfast food I just can't get myself to eat in the morning. My grandmother used to tell me that it was impossible to get me to eat breakfast before school as a child. I just never feel hungry in the morning so it's difficult to get myself to want to eat! Especially now that my oldest is back in school so we have to be out the door early. But I do find that I feel better throughout the day if I eat something. So most of the time I'll make a big breakfast for my kids and then I will try to have either a juice, a smoothie, yogurt or in today's case I found these vegan super fruit muffins at Sprouts that are delicious! If you've been following me for awhile you will know how much I love this @blueprint green juice. I pick up a bunch every time I am at the store. Not only does it taste amazing but because of my auto immune disease I am extremely deficient in vitamins and nutrients. A big one being potassium. Any time I've been hospitalized it's the first thing they give me through my IV so I try to load up whenever I can!
Anyone else have hard time with breakfast?? What are your go to meals? .
Day 2 of our @disneycruiseline to Alaska and we are having the absolute best time. It's so beautiful outside, the ship and crew cater to child and adult's wants or needs, and it's all things @disney and thus wonderful!!!
• P.S.: reception and wifi are suuuuuper spotty, so posts might be intermittent, stay tuned ✌🏼
I know the way I write can be idealistic in its views of motherhood. On a day to day basis it requires gut wrenching strength and courage to maintain a cheerful disposition in the face of demands and complaints of those yet unable to properly empathize and logically process thought. Before I was a mother, I cared for the elderly. I heard them express wishes over and over to return to the mothering of small ones. I saw their faces light up at the sight of babies and toddlers and promised myself not to squander the time I was given.
Fast forward to now... I never dreamed how much poop would be a part of motherhood, how many nights I would miss sleep. I couldn't have predicted the dreadful hormone balancing battles after each baby. But this is my space. My space to write and save what I know I will look back on in 50 years and wish I could relive. This is what I return to after an awful day of tantrums and babies that won't sleep. Please, never compare your life to these moments because these are the moments I save to look back on to drag me through the low points. My hope is that you can see a reflection of your own beautiful moments in them and save those memories for yourself to enjoy in 50 years.
Lip color Beige Champagne from @corts_fabulips #lipsense#getin52
8 years ago today I married this handsome guy. I don't think we had a clue the challenges that awaited us 😆 But in this time we have grown together, learned a ton about each other and had more fun than I could have guessed.☺ I wouldn't trade one bit of this crazy journey because with it has come SO much joy!! I'm so thankful God put us together and I cannot wait to see what He has planned next 💙💛 #lovehimsomuch#mybestfriend#erikakalinaphotography#EKP365
My greatest job is to protect these two and keep them well. Up on the blog TODAY is my Top 5 Favorite Essential Oils and how I use them in our home!!! Check it out at https://flashesofbliss.com/top-5-favorite-essential-oils/