Sometimes I struggle to find the right balance between being the best mum I can be and having ‘me’ time ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s especially hard for people who don’t have a lot of family support. It also doesn’t help that my baby doesn’t take a bottle,she will only have breastmilk 🤱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily my little baby girl is very relaxed and easy to take everywhere. She just goes with the flow which is wonderful 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have an awesome sunday!! 😊
Motherhood is never ever perfect. Case in point with this photograph. We were running behind during the day (as you do with three children #foreverlate), I rushed to get the family and children ready. I didn’t have time to do my hair (hello #dryshampoo), fix my dress that was too big, and I brought the wrong sandals that were old, loose and hard to walk in. The boys were “overly enthusiastic” (aka crazy sauce) and I was low key stressed the entire time. 🤪 . But as Sayhge kept telling me “oh mama, smile through it all and trust it’ll turn out.” And whatta ya know, it did. And it will. I‘ll be applying that advice to all aspects of my life. As chaotic as it is being a mother, you’ll never remember all that stress. When your babies are grown, what you will remember is the soul, light, and love behind it all. So stay golden, life’s pretty great. ✨ #trusttheprocess . Thank you @sayhgephotography for photographing my hooligan of a family yesterday. And thank you so much for making me feel at ease. It was lovely meeting you! Peeps in California, go check her out! ✨
I think we've all heard the saying "if Mama ain't happy - nobody is happy!" 😡 As silly as it sounds, this speaks to me. Mama, if you don't fill your life with things that make you happy + fill your cup... how are you going to pour love + happiness back into those you love?! 🤷♀️ It's so important to take care of yourself + fill your cup, but it's ESPECIALLY important as a Mom who has SO MUCH influence on little humans! ❤ Commit to being your best self + commit to filling YOUR cup so that love will overflow + enrich the lives of those you care about! When you take care of YOU, youe family benefits! 😘 #selfcare
First session in the new studio (@thephotosuite ) today 🙌🏻 🎶 I believe in the good things coming🎶 . ps - I cannot wait for some soul lifting goodness that’s coming tomorrow with @trevorhallmusic and @nahkobear at Red Rocks. Like, literally can.not.wait.
Who remembers these blocks that were at my baby shower? It’s hard to believe that he will be turning four whole months old this next week. Please wish me luck with the four month sleep regression because I recall what a doozy it was last time!
it’s true, daddy painted her little toes first, not me 😊❤️ and for those of you who know @terwin17 that’s more than surprising. but that’s the thing about men that grow into dads, they always surprise you ❤️ in 3 years we’re lucky to finally spend a Father’s Day with the best one ❤️ xo
I can just see the excitement growing in Scotty each day as he realizes little by little who William is, and that he’s here to stay. 😍He brought his two most cherished cars to William today for his approval and viewing pleasure.💙 Hard to believe I’m a mom of ✨2✨boys, but I’m immensely grateful. Both have unique needs, unique wants, unique hearts, and unique lives God has planned for them. 🤗 I really feel so privileged to be involved so intimately each and every day. Prayers for wisdom and patience and energy and so many other things happen often, and God ALWAYS provides for every. single. need that I have. 🙏🏻 Soaking up all the gratefulness and love tonight and excited to watch these two boys grow and become friends. 👦🏼👶🏻
They might just look like some cute socks. But I remember the first time I saw them. I didn’t realise then how deep my love of kids fashion would go. Over time I’ve worried about not being able to give Ivy everything that two parents can. By that I mean the balance that having two parents can bring, two influences. So I distract myself with clothes. She loves playing dress up, so it’s now a thing, to try on new clothes. She’ll test how good each item is for jumping or dancing, then give it the nod. - These might just look like some cute boots. But finding these boots was when I discovered her vibe. And they are one of the reasons why me, someone who used to be a snob about preloved, now bangs on about preloved to anyone who will listen. How there’s bargains to be had and less waste to be made. It’s become another thing, for us to open a package together, wondering which treasure it will be. Something that someone no longer needed, now we get a turn to love it. - That might just look like a cute dress. But that print reminds Ivy of Floyd, her cousins dog. She loves this dress, it’s loose and it twirls and spins when she dances. And it’s a thing to me that she loves her cousins dog so much, because it’s a testament to how close she is to my sister and her family. It’s also a thing to me that she values clothes by how well they help her show off her dance moves. - Those might just look like some cute legs. But those legs are a part of the tiny person that changed my view on the world. The tiny person that is in fact so big she turned up and changed all my priorities without asking. Made me want to try and make the world a better place. Made me adjust my career goals, something I have never been willing to do for anyone before. The tiny person that lives in my heart, and always will. - This might just look like a cute kid feed, but to me this is a multi layer record of our journey. A mum who desperately wants to look like she always has it
My three beautiful girls - my daughter, step daughter & god daughter. All the best of friends 👭😍 aren't they lucky to have me! 😂🙈 oh sorry, I mean aren't I lucky to have 3 beautiful girls to raise, guide, love and share my life with. They're turning into 3 beautiful young ladies😍 all so different in their own unique way. Charlotte (my step daughter left) has become vegetarian within the last year, has a heat of gold and is passionate about saving our planet. Paeton (my god daughter middle) is so loving, kind & spiritual. She's had a hard insecure upbringing and I'm so proud of the beautiful girl she's blossomed into and Ella my daughter (right) is passionate about dance and I've noticed recently how accepting of people she is. She will friend the girl at school who will have no friends and accept what it is that makes them 'unpopular' with their peers! I've not once heard her talk badly of another person and she's got the most loving nurturing side to her with younger children and Babies ❤️ I thought as a parent they'd learn a lot from me but as time goes on I seem to be learning more and more from them .... keep blossoming gorgeous girls 🌸 show the world what you've got and kill them with kindness 🌸
My baby has been crying for the past 4 hours. I’m trying to be there for her but on days like this; it is so hard. Lately I’ve been feeling the disconnect, the stormy weather in my head, the voice that says “stay down, lay low, you can’t do this.” And then days like this also bring me back, the way she NEEDS me, she just sits here and we breathe each other in. We try and become one, and calm each other. No one ever tells you about the days you want to break down because you feel like you’re not good enough, for anyone anymore. No one tells you that a little girl looking into your eyes- seeing you are everything grounds you again. Days like these are hard, and amazing. This is our life. #selfreflection
Her first EVER dentist appointment... went amazing! 🦷 The start wasn’t so fun... watching her whine and pout so much she was about to cry... she was a CHAMP! We walked in to see the best hygienist ever and she was the sweetest. We “counted” her teeth, got rid of some nasty sugar bugs and brushed her teeth sparkly clean. She loved it!! 🦷 At the end, she was handed a plastic mouth with teeth and pointed out “...and this is a cavity” and it sure had that cavity - Everyone stopped what they were doing to say “what did she just say?!” 😂 ❤️ She truly does surprise me. Every single day.
Coke sent us to @greatwolflodge for the weekend and we aren’t having any fun at all 😜 . . And we’re gonna make your weekend pretty fun too because we’re doing a $100 @kortnijeane GIVEAWAY 🙌🏼 I mean, I know you all want a chance to match your littles for the summer, right?! . . To Enter —> follow @kortnijeane and @theoverwhelmedmommy, like + save this post, tag a friend and tell us who you’d snag swimmers for if you won! [ends 6-19] #sponsoredbycoke#campgreatwolfwithcoke
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Might be my favorite Nashville mural. Idk....there are so many good ones. Really loving this hot air balloon though. Can you see my kids? Barely? Maybe we’ll redo this before we leave, and I’ll be able to get more than just the tops of their heads.
The Brennan Crew had an amazinggggg day!! We went to the Zoo and saw tons of animals and the weather was just perfect. And crazy enough Arya behaved herself the entire time 😳 I tried so hard not to jinx it!!