T-minus one week until Christmas! Even though Jack had joined our family last spring, this holiday season feels like his first in so many ways! We’re starting and continuing traditions we love to really focus on quality time with him! Brian and I celebrated ELEVEN years together last week & he came along for our Italian dinner & Christmas lights tour... a much sweeter date now with his little giggle at all the twinkling colors!✨ What is your family’s favorite holiday tradition? Tell me below to we can share a few new ones with Jack!
#pamperspartner Sometimes I still can’t believe that this sweet little boy is mine. He’s growing so fast just like everyone said he would. Jack checked out at 13lbs during his last checkup and we’re on to size 2 in diapers! I’m partnering with @pampersus to share their newest and softest Pampers Swaddlers with Heart Quilts diapers. Check out my stories to see more ways I swaddle my little one in love. #swaddledinlove
my “little one” isn’t my little one anymore. at their 4 month appt yesterday, I learned that not only has he caught up in weight, he has actually surpassed his brother! he has turned into my little eater recently, mommy’s milk must be the good, good stuff 👌🏻
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Franklin is the most magical town and during Christmas it’s like you are in a Hallmark movie! The huge Christmas tree in the square, lights everywhere..decor everywhere. Seriously it’s a dream living here. . . We celebrated Christmas with the kids this past Saturday. They opened up their gifts since we will be back in New York on Christmas Day. I can’t believe it’s in 1 week! Who’s excited?!🥰
The verdict is in... Nyhri was diagnosed with Asthma. This past week has been the worst experience EVER. She has coughing spells. She hasn't been able to stop coughing or sneezing and it takes awhile before her treatment takes effect.104 degree temperature, inconsolable crying, sleepless nights and there's nothing you can do to help except hold her. She's finally sleep after a late-night coughing spell. As you can see she's finally sleeping good #drool😫 On the plus side, Mommy is off during the week so I have time to love on her until she's better and daddy brought her favorite warm donuts this morning ❤ #bigbaby#ihatewhenmybigbabyissick
Swaddles shipping out just in time for Christmas! Any other last minute shoppers out there!? 🙋🏻♀️😅 // I’m giving away 1 item every other Wednesday! All you have to do is like this post and comment 👇 to be entered! Tag a friend for extra entries! Item that is being given away can be seen highlighted in my Stories! Winner will be drawn on December 19th and will be announced in my stories! Must be following us to win!
Hi 👋🏾 to all the new followers! Quite a fair few of you recently which is really exciting. I’m Janine mama behind Family Merch. I started the brand earlier this year because I wanted to make fun, inspiring Merch that looked and felt good. I’m currently negotiating with my 2 year old in a bid to get him@to eat lunch. Apparently he only East’s chocolate biscuits 😒 now. Over to you- who are you & what you up to?
Looking for a simple and cute parent or grandparent gift this holiday season!? Just follow these easy steps✨ 1. Print poster 2. Stamp fingerprint lights 3. Frame with a Dollar Store document frame❤️💚 Find this poster along with 11 more in my Link in Profile👆🏻 #tpt#teacherspayteachers#holidaykeepsake#keepsakes#holidaydecor
This sweet girl. ❤❤ But, what's really weighing heavy today, Rest. It's like FB knows I need it so I am seeing all these articles about rest during the busy Christmas season. Throw in the busy photography season and I can tell my body and mind are wearing out. 😴😴 So, my advice for all my fellow #mompreneur mommas, working mommas and stay at home mommas is if you can get an hour or two to rest, do it. Whether its alone or some quality friend time or a date night. Whatever refuels you, do it. So that we can cherish and enjoy all the amazing this season brings with our littles. ***I type as I get ready to fold the laundry and do some accounting before a Newborn session. But hey, it's good advice anyway right? 🤷♀️
▪️I am loved.▪️ ▪️CALMER restful blend for kids by doTERRA▪️ Pair this essential oil blend with your positive affirmation practice and help promote a serene peaceful atmosphere where your child can lean into your love and feel complete relaxation. Provides soothing and relaxing feelings throughout the body while promoting a positive and stress free mood. Roll CALMER onto your child's wrists at the end of the day to help diminish worry and to quiet restlessness. Roll CALMER on back of neck, chest and bottoms of feet to promote a restful and calm sleep. ▪️
It only took 25 shots to get this one pose for the cover photo. 😂 We are 4 days behind (yet again). 11 months old and still nursing ❤️. Truly didn't think I would make it past 3 months. Selecting photos for his 11 month montage made me really reflect on how much has happened in the last month. Our Aiden has been through so so much and all the while has remained to be nothing but sweet and goofy with a few nights of waking up multiple times in the evening to cry. #reallife I don't know where he gets his bashful smile from but it makes me get into a serious smiling match with him. He's been starting to point, say "mamama", "dadada", has begun to attempt steps but then gets confused and sits down 😅, has had his first taste of ice cream and loves to fall asleep through cuddles (no naps in the stroller for this kid). #boymomlife#momlifeisthebestlife#mommylife
. ▪️My face when I realize Christmas is a week away. 😄 If you’re needing some last minute gifts, then come join me on Thursday at @tinytreehugger Last Call Christmas Market. 🎄We’ll be there with some amazing other shops from 5:30-8:30pm. . . ▪️I’m giving away TWO tees of your choice this week! To enter, just look two posts back. . . ▪️I’m also giving away TWO $50 shop credits at the end of this month. To enter, just comment below. Must be following me to win.
The holidays are my favorite time of the year. I love the decorations and the scent of fresh Christmas trees. Since I've become a Mom, I've also become a huge fan of giving gifts. #sponsored Every year, I sit down and come up with the perfect gift for each person on our list. I purchase them, wrap them and count the days until I can give it to them. While I rarely have an issue coming up with the gift ideas, this year it became just a bit more challenging when I realized that I'm shopping for a young adult, our niece who started her first year of college a few months ago. I remember what I loved as a young adult, but let's face it, it's not the 90's and I have no idea what's considered cool anymore (though you'll never hear me admitting that to my kids). This year we've decided to focus less on material things that take up space and instead on giving things we actually need. So, in this fashion, I've come up with the perfect holiday care package for young adults. Head to the blog to check out what I’ve included. @crest @samsclub #crestsmiles
“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 CSB . This month has been full of crazy life moments I haven’t fully embraced or taken on with grace. But this morning I woke up, opened scriptures and was thankful for where I chose to read. . In this same book it says there’s a time for every season under heaven. Seasons change like the wind and people walk in and out of your life unexpectedly. There is always a purpose for their time in your life. This beautiful group of people walked in and embraced me at once of the most uncertain times in my life. Through big transitions and seasons of learning and growth, I’ve been immensely blessed to be surrounded. . Our team is different because we support one another. From happy changes in life, loving on one another when the hard times come, encouraging each other to show up because what we do matters... celebrating first paychecks and millionaire status. We bring the best out in each other. . I am thankful that God gave me this diverse group of people; young, wise, married, single, kids, no kids, professionals and stay at homies... because together we make a difference. ❤️ Find your tribe and love them hard! Today I’m so grateful for the opportunity to know and love these people and to see how our team grows in 2019!
Maci receiving a #christmas gift from one of her playgroups this morning! - I remember saying I would never be one of those parents who would go to playgroups but they’re so very important! They keep me sane😅 It allows Maci to interact with other children and adults and allows me to have a warm (yes warm!) cup of tea! ☕️If you’re a new mum if someone who’s expecting download the app #hoop to find your local groups.
Pitaya-Kiwi Smoothie💕//If you thought oranges were the ultimate vitamin C fruit, think again! Kiwis pack MORE vitamin C than oranges!! 1 kiwi a day can help you keep your vitamin C levels intact. . . I love the pea protein milk because it makes our smoothies taste like they’re from a juice bar🌱ingredients below... ✔️Banana ✔️1 cup vanilla pea protein milk ✔️Frozen pitaya ✔️Frozen pineapple ✔️Blueberries ✔️Raspberries ✔️Spinach ✔️Kiwi ✔️1 tbs chia seeds ✔️Turmeric powder . . It’s got lots of nutrients and antioxidants and pitaya is a superfood for your gut as it’s what we call a prebiotic! Bananas are also prebiotic and these foods FEED the good bacteria in your digestive system! Pineapple and turmeric have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. The berries offer extra antioxidants and vitamins. Chia seeds pack protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. #smoothierecipes#smoothies#vitaminc#immunebooster#plantbaseddiet
Teaching about safety early! ✨ . Safety is one of those things that is top priority in our family. As a mom, my worst fear is for something to happen to one of my littles that could have been prevented. . Getting to the car can be a bit of a challenge these days with two kids. This is especially true if I am alone with both of them. My hands are usually completely full and I have to get two kids in the car and buckled up. . (I swear...I need like 6 hands some days! 🙈) . We have taught Brendan to touch his door as soon as we get to the car. He knows that his hand must stay touching until someone is able to help him into the car. . One big thing for us is explaining the “why” behind rules like this. Even at age 2, I truly believe it helps him understand and be more willing to obey. . He has done so well with this concept and it gives me a little peace of mind as well. . Typically even if I am able to put him straight in the car, he tells me “No! I have to touch my door!” 😆 It definitely makes me giggle a little bit. . Moms - what little safety tricks do you have your little ones do? . . . #momlife#momoftwo#momsofinstagram#momsofgreenville#yeahthatgreenville#motherhood#raisingmytribe#boymom#motherhoodrising#igmotherhood#toddlertips#safetytips
Recently, I overheard a conversation between two people. They were talking about how they didn’t need therapy despite having a very hard time with their mental health because they have such a great community of friends and family who support them. Since hearing this conversation, I have been reflecting about it. Yes having a strong support system is 💯 important, but why is it that, though the rate of mental illness is 1 in every 5 people, not nearly this many people actively seek counselling? Why is it that if our throat is sore, we would go to the doctor and get antibiotics… If the lights in our house stopped working, we would call an electrician… Or, if our car stopped working, we would go to a mechanic… However, when our mental health starts deteriorating (something that impacts how we feel every single day) we tell ourselves we need to suck it up and deal with it? Just like a doctor, electrician, or mechanic are experts in their field and are trusted in the areas where they are trained, a counsellor is an expert in the field of mental health and can be trusted to help you with your mental health issues. Many of you have also been asking me questions lately about counselling, what it looks like, and what they can expect from therapy. This article was written last year and shares 5 important facts about going to therapy. Going to therapy is not nearly as scary as people think. I love meeting with new clients and helping them have one hour of time that is completely dedicated to them where we can work through whatever is bothering you without bias or judgement. Sometimes it’s about having someone to share your story with, sometimes it’s a place yo problem solve, and sometimes it’s a place to heal deep wounds. In January OMV will be offering counselling and coaching services, if you are looking for support please let us know and we would love to help you. We only have a few slots a week open right now and they are filling up quickly. We
95 lbs down. SO MUCH GAINED. I don’t think I will ever regret making the choice to be an online fitness coach. It gave me my life back and helped me become the Mom that I always hoped I could be. It also made me workout more at home and record my workouts.. and with that simple vital behavior I would not get as many chances like this to record him trying to do burpees. 😍😍😍 The only time burpees could actually be fun to do. 😏 Last video on this feed sums up #momlife in 40 seconds. .. *moves the toys 1826482 times. Slide to the right. Slide to the left.
and just like that my purpose in life tripled 💚 ——- i don’t know what i did to deserve such a perfect little human. they say when you feel lost or faint to lean into the universe, and it’ll send you exactly what you need. 🙌🏻 and this guy seems to be the calm in a sea 🌊 of emotions and crazy big changes. in a weird way, he centers me. ——- i’m grateful i’ve learned when to just let go and let life happen. it’s taken me a long time, a lot of personal development, and even more grace to just be. i’m thankful for this part of my health journey because it’s probably the one thing i needed the most! 👏🏻 ——- i needed to learn to just let go and enjoy what’s in front of me even when life seems overwhelming. and we all need to be able to take a step back and just be. 💚
These fellas are eager for Santa’s arrival! Finley wakes up and asks if it’s Christmas every morning🤣 What are some of your favorite Holiday traditions?! Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/etc tell us all about it!
I have only been fully prepared with an outfit for work one day this whole year. That day would be today, when they decided it would be flannel day. Anyone who knows me knows I have enough flannel shirts to wear a different one every day for a month straight without duplicating. If I could I would live in them, they give me life.