Also, I taught Carson how to use a singing bowl... he doesn’t quite grasp the concept yet 😆😆 🧘🏽♂️ I love the grain in these photos. I’ve been practicing for a while now and I can really tell the difference in my images.
My sweet Juneau loves wandering through her Nana and Papa’s backyard collecting fallen blossoms to share with me. She was quite taken with the Frangipanis during this afternoon’s adventures. I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for this little backyard fairy 🧚🏼♀️
Thirsties Lightning Bug ⛈🐜 and Rainbow 🌈 are on the way to Yellow Birch! I have them coming in Duo Wraps: size 1, size 2 and size 3 as well as OS Natural AIOs and OS Natural Pockets. They will be listing on Wednesday July 3rd at 11 am EDT. There are lots of great prints in stock right now too including some other LE prints. Lettermail shipping is available and there is free shipping on orders over $99.
we are grateful for the rain, but happier that we have a sunny day —to play at the park and enjoy some time with friends. it’s sometimes hard to avoid screen time when we feel cooped up inside for days. we have put away the tablet for the past two days and it seems to have helped with Rory’s sleep. he fell asleep so well for his nap today. thank goodness. how are you spending you day?
Thank you so much to all the amazing Mamas who came out for our hike today and thank you to @mother_moose_boutique for partnering with us on this! It was so nice to meet some online friends face to face and meet your beautiful littles! ⠀ ⠀ Becs and I are so humbled by the love and support this community has shown us. We feel so so lucky to have found our people 🧡 #wearebarefootmamas
We were painting today, but it’s a birthday present sooo it can’t be shown. Here’s a beautiful girl staring intently at a door waiting for mommy to bring out the ice cream instead. But, do you ever find yourself getting a little chuckle out of the things that come out of your mouth when talking with your kids? My favorite today has been, “Let’s wait until he can paint himself,” as in literally paint himself. Lucy knows how to clean herself off when she paints her hands, arms, etc. so I don’t mind if she does that as she paints whatever material we have out; today, we had to set a new boundary of not painting her brother as he was not a fan. What are some of the things you’ve said to your kids that gave you a laugh?
°Working Mums Versus Stay at Home Mums°. . Today I read a post about working Mums v stay at home Mums (why are we comparing?) and comments that Mothers who don't work (!!) must have it so easy being at home all day. Comments bringing other women, other Mothers down 😢. . In the last month we have had around 12 hospital appointments for Ella. She is under 🏥. .Neurology. .Occupational Therapy. .Ophthalmology. .Orthotics. .Physiotherapy. .Speech and Language. .Community Paeds. .Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Team. .Post Adoption Social Worker. . All of these appointments bring actions, further referrals, research, more phone calls, updating family, applying for funding for equipment, following up on actions, chasing referrals and appointments, tears, frustration, fighting stigma, brushing off harsh words from family and friends and so much more 🌾. . Today I have spent 3 hours out of my day of raising a child with complex additional needs on the phone to Neurology, Occupational Therapy, DLA and a Social Worker. There are now actions from these phone calls that tonight while some people get to chill with TV, I will be following up. Luckily Ella's Mumma was off work to give me the chance to do this because how do you keep on top of this with a child who needs constant supervision and support? 🌾. . Tonight I'll be looking for a Therapist for my Daughter and applying for funding for equipment for her because she can't walk very well. Tomorrow I'll be making more phone calls which will likely bring more actions 🌾. . All of this is on top of the actual caring for my child with complex additional needs. So please don't tell me I don't work and that we have it easy. Please don't tell other Mums - any Mums that they have it easy. Don't tell me that Mums who go to work have it easy, Mums of children with or without disabilities have it easy. I'm just one person, one Mother with my own challenges. There are millions of Mums out there with their own
Get to know me?? Fun Facts about Tzion Ma'at ✨The Law+Order Egyptian Goddess Ma'at has 42 laws, I was born at 8:42pm ✨Mommy labored and delivered me all naturally with no meds ✨My parents had a midwife, but my Daddy @kingsxpriests delivered me and was the first person to touch me🤗 ✨I didn't cry when I was born ✨I can count unlimited with help, to 20 all by myself ✨I speak very well ✨I love my family ✨I am vegetarian Tell me something about you!
What are your summertime favorites? Some of mine are: ☼ Rose ointment for my lips and skin that needs some love ☼ Lavender roller for when the bugs or the sun get the better of us (my toddler asks for this DAILY) ☼ Valor + Grapefruit + Stress Away roller for mama—morning, noon, and night—when I need some emotional support ☼ Seasonal trifecta (lemon, lavender, and peppermint) in a roller, cause pollen is EVERYWHERE. Keep an eye out for a fun announcement about these summertime favorites (and plenty more) tomorrow!
This means when things are difficult we stay really calm, because that’s what we want for our kids right? I hear things like: Use your words, tell me why you’re upset, take deep breathes, calm down, go to your room and calm down and then you can come talk to us. Try telling that to a raging parent who’s child has told them no for the 5th time in a row. Likely they are far beyond the ability to “use their words”. Yet we expect our kids at 4, 7 even 13 years old to evaluate their emotional state, decide what the problem is and then calmly tell us so we can fix it. Not going to happen. The prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until our 20’s and the ability to name feelings well...I am not sure many adults can even complete such an emotional task. That takes divine emotional intelligence which I’m not sure many of us have. So, what do we do? We learn to stay calm, by walking away if we have to, breathing deeply, using a mantra, exercising, eating well, sleeping, working on our childhood hurts and viewing our child’s behavior as just feelings and disconnection. If we can come with calm we are modeling how we want our child to be in the future. They certainly won’t do it today or tomorrow but I’ll say this. My 10 year old gives my 13 year old a hug each time she’s having a hard time and it melts her sister’s heart, mine too. She’s learned to be kind in those moments watching me. Well mostly, except when I lose my mind. So now I see it full circle. People say it’s difficult, hell yeah its difficult. We probably didn’t have self regulating parents so how can we know what to do? We must make it our mission and practice and not give up because it’s hard. You can change your behavior. Seek help if you need to, learn new tools and change your family dynamic. ♥️ #mindfulparenting#mommygoals#laparents#parenting#parentingcoach#love#beautiful#quote#humanity#mom#momlife#motherhood#dad#dadlife#fatherhood#consciousparenting
Can I just get an AMEN for how tough motherhood can be sometimes? And I felt that even when Anastasia was little, so when she was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (and later ADHD) I broke. I literally sat in the floor of our living room one afternoon and sobbed while she crumbled emotionally over playdough. She knew she should be able to do it, I knew it, and she also lacked the mental support to be able to help her cope with the frustration... . I’ll never forget sitting in the pediatrician office when he said he was sure she had SPD and likely ADHD and that he was ordering evaluations. I looked him square in the eye and said, “I’m NOT putting her on medications” and he fully supported me on that. This was a really weird moment because I had ALWAYS been a Tylenol, cough syrup, antibiotic, teething tablet, baby Zyrtec, kind of mom. If the doctor prescribed or suggested it, I gave it to my kids and had NO IDEA that there was another way to take care of our bodies and issues!!... . Fast forward 3 1/2 years and we still use our oils every single day, especially for supporting our kids mentally and emotionally, and I never would have imagined the difference they make in our lives when I first heard of oils. Physical and mental health has become important to us and I’m super thankful for the benefits that these changes have brought to our home... . I’m also thankful that I didn’t have to be an expert to use my oils. I knew nothing when I got started. Nothing. I’m also glad that getting my oils NEVER came with pressure to sell stuff. That would not have been cool with me. Plus, figuring this all out was easy because I was instantly part of a community of people who surrounded me with support and helped me learn the ins and outs of this life. What a blessing it’s been... . Being a mom is hard enough, but I’m so thankful it got a little easier when the oils entered our lives 💖#spdmom #adhdparenting#plantwellness#plantsaremedicine
I have to read this every single day, multiple times. It’s what I believed and felt bringing our babe into the world and what I need to focus on as we step away from full-time parenthood back into the world as individuals. ‘Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though Hi they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His night that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archers’s hand be for gladness; For even He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.’ #kahlilgibran#children#raisingchildren#consciousparenting#naturalparenting#letitbe#surrender#release#mindfulmama#childoftheuniverse
Posted @withrepost • @naturalmamaco There is so much pressure on mamas to get their babies to fall asleep without them, and I think it’s doing a lot of damage to both the mental health of babies AND their mothers. The amount of stress, anxiety, tears and trauma to get a baby to “self settle” is just not worth it. All over the world, babies are carried in their mothers arms or on their backs, not left to cry in a room all alone staring at a ceiling, these mothers know that babies like to be with them, need to be with them. The world has a rich history of lullabies that are almost lost because no one sings them anymore in the western world, it’s such a shame. So hold your babies mamas, for as long as you want, for as long as they need, for as long as you need. Sit with them, sing to them, hold their hands, rub their back, let them peacefully fall asleep on your breast. It’s not a bad habit, it’s not creating a “rod”, it’s instead creating a warm, loving environment where babies brains are flooded with oxytocin instead of cortisol, promoting development and secure attachment. ❤️
Close relationships are built from moment to moment. Telling our little ones we love them is important; however, it's not enough. Making the relationship a priority and being completely present at the moment is what builds our connection with our children and is the foundation of their emotional well being.
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“Frankly, I’m a much happier parent since deciding not to care about the ‘natural’ rules that stress me out. And I haven’t felt judged at all by friends who do various things more naturally than I do, probably because they’re too busy worrying about the things I do that they’ve opted to skip. I hope we’re all slowly realizing this fundamental truth: ‘There is no ‘unnatural’ way to raise your kids,’ Powers says. ‘And there is no one way to be a perfect parent—just a million ways to be a good one.’” Love this story by dear friend @v_solesmith in s! Link in bio. . . #parentingtips#naturalparenting#clothdiapers#relaxedparenting#parentinghacks#parentingstress#virginiasolesmith#parentsmagazine
🍃 ADVENTURE 🍂 Today we took a little roadtrip for a playdate with the absolute legend @zaras_play_tribe ... goodness me, her playspaces are absolute beyond the 'gram 🙌 It was tough dragging the kids away to come home 🙈😂 A massive stand out was this amazing DIY Mud Kitchen 😍 I don't think I've stopped busting Mr Danda's nut about making us one since he came home tonight 🙈 #ineedone#ahhhimeanthekidsneedone 🤫🤭