Don't judge my baby's haircut, that was his father's fault, clearly his hair cutting skills sucks 🙄
Not sure why I'm carrying him, as it is I'm struggling to carry my own weight around 😒
My son just turned 2, he's gradually grasping what's right and what's wrong, for someone who has been in abusive relationships, I know how important it is to instill good and mould him to the man a woman would appreciate, the kind of man that's gentle yet firm.. who is not easily influenced and is guided solely by his faith.
A man who gives his all to the woman he chooses to be his lifepartner without forgetting the woman who bore him.
A man who is not consumed by wealth, provides enough for his family not forgetting the helpless and needy.
A man who respects and knows the value of women.
A man who easily makes way for the elderly, moves when he needs to and removes his jacket if he has to.
A man who listens, who is confident and not arrogant.
A man who knows foul language has no class, and the only time you allowed to raise your hands is either to pray or to protect yourself.
A man who will never forget where he came from and wherever he ends up is solely by the Grace of Allah and the support of his loved ones.
Is my baby @kashbiermann not the cutest little man EVER!!! We just got back from seeing Tony Robbins!! I walk in the door and he has this taped to the cabinet. He watched Tony Robbins movie (most parts). And has asked to watch it everyday since!! 😍 #RaisingMen
Sometimes it’s hard to really soak up the time you get with your kids as a working mom because there just never seems to be enough of it! Yesterday my little man and I made and decorated some Christmas cookies and it was wonderful to spend time together in the kitchen. They grow up fast and memories are by far the best things to make!
God with us, God for us
Nothing can come against
No one can stand between us 🙌🏽 So grateful our family is built on The Rock and not on shifting sand. It’s days like today that Gods peace is overwhelmingly evident. Standing firm & praying we get our main man back safely before our little little arrives. 💙💙💙💙 #McMaster#Raisingmen#GreysonNott#WestonKai#Armylife
That quiet man with the scruffy beard and kind eyes —he wakes each morning before the dawn to brew his coffee and read his Bible before heading off to work. He faithfully provides for us and cares for me in ways that catch me off guard every single day.
That sweet boy with the fiery hair and thoughtful smile — he wakes each morning eager to share his heart over a cup of cocoa. His questions and introspection keeps me on my toes and his eager helpfulness reflects the kind of man he is becoming each day.
That wild boy with the twinkling eyes and ornery smirk — he wakes each morning and stumbles into my arms for more snuggles and a slow start to his day. His sensitive heart is tuned to the rest of ours and he is always ready to give a hug or smoosh a kiss on someone’s cheek.
That man and those boys are all mine. I thank my Jesus everyday for the joy, light, and grace they bring to my life.
And a special thank you to the beautiful and amazing, @racheljoybarehl who can capture the love and joy in a family with a single talented click of her camera. I am forever grateful for the photos she artfully crafted of our family.
My boy .. my twin.. my world.. I hope you remember to always be kind, generous, caring, strong, to cry when you need to, always mind your manners, treat women the way you treat your mum and love ❤ unconditionally✊🏻✊✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿. I love you Bubba! #myboy#myson#myworld#twinning#lilme#love#snapchat#raisingmen
Today it was the highschool awards ceremony. We didnt think either of our boys were getting awards this year. But to our surprise Boo walked away 3rd in touch typing which was accompanied by a gift voucher to JB Hi Fi where he picked up this sweet speaker he is holding (but touch typing 🤣😂). Then Big O walked away with an award which is given to ONE student a year (😭insert ugly cry) it is "The Caltex- All Rounder Medal", awarded to the student who excels in academics, sports, the arts and community (😭ugly cry). Wow out of 600 or so students the teachers and Principal CHOSE HIM. They chose you O, you should be so proud. We are proud of all our boys, with awards or without. The way they have carried themselves and helped each other and me through this period in our family is truly inspiring. .
On a side note the 3 certificates behind them belong to their dad and have been hidden in a folder in storage for over a decade and a half. On Friday I told him to put them on display. I'm so proud of my husband. I know the boys are the way they are with education because of his example. Left: Bachelors of Law and Economics with Honors from Macquarie Uni. Middle: Certificate of Admission as a legal Practioner in the Supreme Court of NSW, Right: Masters of Law and Finance from UNSW #educationisfreedom#sonsofarefugee#2017schoolyear#LoganHilario#OwenJackson#mycrew#myboys#mypeople#myblood#jungleasian#raisingmen
As a Mom my days are filled with changing 1254 diapers, making food 50 times, grabbing snacks for a tiny army and wiping boogers. 👶 .
But I crave authenticity, a community where I can be me - a grown up adult who wants to belong. 🙌🏼🙌🏼
❤️ 3 years ago I found that and now my days may be filled with snot 🍼 and Poo 💩 but my nights and portions of the day are filled with authentic connections with my Mama Tribe who I found while building this business.
If you’re craving connections and a sense of belonging, join me online tomorrow night as myself and 3 other Mama friends explore our amazing biz culture. 😘😘
Drop me a 1 if you want an invite!
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
He makes his own sandwiches, sets up his own lunch, picks out his clothes, cleans up his messes, does all his chores... and he’s 5. I’m raising a man not a little boy and I will drill it into his head that men can and should do anything women do. He will be an independent functioning member of society fully capable of taking care of himself. He will not have the “mom never taught me” excuse all these little boys who can’t wash a dish or cook a meal seem to have. #independent#boycancook#boyscancleantoo#mencandoittoo#raisingmen
🎵Black Bird singing in the dead of night,
Take these broken wings and learn to fly🎵
Ryker has a new baby. His name Danger, he can do punk rock and cleans his own room ❤❤❤
I just realized that I post a lot more about Joachim than Leo. First he’s younger so he isn’t as aware. When I take Leo’s picture he announced immediately ‘don’t put that on facebook!’ 😆 Hence the pic of the back of his head. Also, the two have very very different personalities. Leo isn’t quite as accessible to me. We are very different. He is challenging for me as a parent. But I would be remiss as a parent if I didn’t focus on his good qualities. I’m always looking for ways to connect with him and find things that we like to do together. I’m always looking for a way into his mysterious heart. The chances don’t last forever. This is me taking taking note of Leo’s responsibility. I have never once had to remind him or nag him to do his homework. He keeps track of all his school stuff by himself. Completely by himself. I wish I could say I helped him study for tests and quizzes but I don’t. He handles it all on his own. And does it very well. I would rather a B achieved on all his own power, initiative and effort than an A that mom did half of. So, this is me, telling you something about my boy Leo. He is a one of a kind and precious to me. #myboy
“Hey Mom,” my oldest says, “What shoes is Schmoo wearing to church so I can put them on?” 💕 .
There’s almost 9 years between them and although it wasn’t what I originally planned, I’m so glad that it happened.
❤️ I may not have known but God knew. He always does. Whatever I think is the best way isn’t always and yet He has my back and in the surprises of life I find He’s looking out for me and wants me to know that.
🙏🏼 Whatever you’re facing today I want to remind you to thank God for unanswered prayers. It’s not always the way we think it should be or ought to be but I promise His timing is perfect and His ways are always, always, always just.
These two couldn't be more different from each other... One is an #introvert ; the other is an #extrovert
One is not afraid to try new foods; the other is predictable with his dining choices
One puts more effort into his outfits; the other will wear the same shoes until a hole wears through on the soles...then turns around and buys the exact same shoes!
One has a room that looks like a tornado came through; the other sleeps on top of his blanket to avoid having to make his bed
One likes R&B; the other likes techno
But they do have some simularities... They are well mannered...they have never been in trouble with the law...they are #respectful ...they are #smart ...they have plans for their #future ...and they both have #MyHeart , #MyPride and my #UnconditionalLove . ❤❤❤ #LoveMyBoys#ProudParent#RaisingMen#MamasBoy#PositiveBlackMen#MamaDidGood