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Our not so little baby girl 😭, I’ve watched you grow into a beautiful young lady and the best big sister to your little brother. I am so proud of you. Step-parenting is a realm of its own. It’s challenging, but rewarding. We aren’t “step”. We aren’t “half”. We are family. My biggest pet peeve is this: Society: Do you consider your spouse’s child your own? ME: As in I would kick someone’s ass for messing with them, go to bat for them if someone hurt them, and love them like I personally gave birth to them, but still make sure they did their chores and finished their homework? YES! Of course I do! Being a real parent isn’t in the DNA, it’s in the heart. I share some stepmom advice on a blog post, feel free to check it out! Link in bio!
ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST, MAMA?⠀ ⠀ Are you trying to be engaged with your little one all the time?⠀ Are you constantly trying to come up with new fun activities so that your little one doesn't get bored?⠀ Are you trying to always stick to your routine?⠀ ⠀ Those are just a few ways perfectionism can show up.⠀ Prior to becoming a mum I felt in control of my life most of the time. I was organised and efficient. I hardly ever asked for help.⠀ And then motherhood came along and everything was different.⠀ ⠀ I was different!⠀ ⠀ Yet I still tried to operate the same way I did before. I was trying to do everything perfectly and without asking for help. I tried to be organised all the time and to do everything that (I thought) was expected of me. ⠀ ⠀ Are you trying to be the perfect mama too? Trying so hard to make the right decisions and, as a result, you end up overthinking everything, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted?⠀ ⠀ Over the last couple of years, I learned that it doesn't have to be that way. ⠀ Becoming a mama is a transformational process. (Not just because you're learning to take care of a small child.)⠀ You're not the same you were before and you don't have to be. There's no need to "bounce back".⠀ Embrace this time for what it is: a time to reevaluate and change the things that don't serve you anymore. ⠀ ⠀ What worked for you before, might not work anymore. It's ok to explore new ways of doing things. There's no need to stick to old behaviours, just because that's the way you've always been or it's the way it has always been done. Question everything!⠀ ⠀ You're different then you were before, and who says that this new version isn't an even better version of yourself?⠀ ⠀ You can let go of the old perfectionist you and instead discover who you are now that you're a mama. It's a process that takes time and you'll make mistakes along the way. We all do. But please don't let this hold you back and make the most of
We made it!🙌 Local time, it's 9:45 pm. Our bodies say it's 12:45am. The position of the sun laughs at us and is like, nope! it's actually somewhere around 6pm?! 🤣😂 We are way upside down, time wise, but despite the confusion, it's breathtakingly gorgeous here and we cannot wait to explore this beautiful place!🌞
I am grateful for people around us who are supportive, especially when it comes to dealing with Emma's eczema. But there were few people who negatively commented what we do. Even from couple of professionals, we've experienced judgement, both medical and holistic doctors .... "Is it worth eliminating so much food?" "Maybe the stress is causing the eczema more?" "Her friends might make fun of her having bandage on" "She will grow out of it so don't worry" "This method worked for my husband, why don't you try it?""Why don't you give her antibiotics" "Why don't you introduce her allergy food so she can grow out of it?""Her hands look pretty bad, you should use hydrocortisone" "Did you use a lot of antibiotics when you were pregnant" We carry large amount of stress already. No one need to remind us. It's hard enough already. Eczema is complicated. Everyone experiences it differently. We personally have been dealing with this 24/7 for close to 2 years. We tried many methods. We've seen first hand how Emma's eczema has been. We used our best judgement to use certain methods. We are not perfect. I know many people say it with good intentions so I take it with grain of salt but, to be honest, some days I really don't want to hear it. I don't NEED to hear it ... give benefit of a doubt that we, as parents, are doing our damn best. We are fighting a war that we don't even know what we are fighting sometimes. It goes to other families going through any struggles they are going through. It's easier than said. We are our child's parents. OF COURSE we are doing what we can to do what's best for our child and our family We all can use use more support, not advise, unless we ask 🙏
Esu rašiusi apie savo liūdesį. O dabar parašysiu apie nerimą. Kai rašau apie tokius dalykus neturiu tikslo sulaukti paguodos žodžių, užuojautos ar patarimų, ką daryti. Rašau, nes noriu dalintis su jumis, noriu kad žmogus, jaučiantis panašias emocijas, suprastų, kad jis ne vienas! Kad įvairios emocijos yra normalus dalykas ir žmogus negali visada jaustis gerai 🤐 Nerimą pažįstu seniai. Nuo paauglystės. Tada nemokėjau su tuo tvarkytis, neturėjau žinių ir gebėjimų, kas tai per jausmas. Per sunkius laikotarpius esu patyrusi ir panikos priepolių. Vienas baugiausių momentų gyvenime🙁. Apie tai ne visi nori kalbėti garsiai. Yra ir tokiu, kurie ir sau negali to pripažinti. Bet yra geras dalykas! Galima mokytis tai suvaldyti, išsitreniruoti reaguoti kuo anksčiau, duoti sau signalą, būti sąmoningam apie savo savijautą. Ne tik vartojimui SĄMONINGUMAS yra svarbiausia, bet ir psichologinei sveikatai. Nerimo atvejais man svarbu nebijoti sau pasakyti, kad jaučiu jį. Kad tai streso ir įtampos padarinys. Kad nesu visagalė ir galiu tą nerimą paleisti. Kad nėra tikslo bijoti kažko, kas atsirado galvoje ir kelia įtampą ar baimę. Man svarbu neskubėti- viską išjausti ramiai, jausti save. Suprantu, kad turiu padaryti pauzę, peržiūrėti savo mintis ir kai būsiu pasiruošusi- keliauti toliau 🙏🏽🙂 . Ar esate patyrę nerimą, kuris kylo be akivaizdžių priežasčių🤔? Esu tikra, kad taip būna ne man vienai 🤗 . . . #tikramotinyste#motinyste#psichologinesveikata#paichologija#moteris#sveikata#gyvenimas#health#woman#motherhood#realmotherhood#mentalhealth#emotions#feelings#psychology#mentalhealthawareness#anxiety#mindful#mindfulness#slowlife
Work for it girl. Have a clear vision of what you want and work for it. Take action! Actual measurable steps towards your dreams. It’s not going to fall in your lap. No one is going to do the work for you. Grind it out and don’t forget to celebrate your successes along the way!
Her heavy brow cracks me up! I remember I could see it in one of her ultrasound pictures. I told my husband “poor thing, I’m not sure a girl will be able to pull it off”, but I totally think she does and it has become the Campbell baby signature look. 🤣😠
I never thought I would travel alone with M 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 I’m a sissy☠️ And today 💕 We did it 😭😭 and guess who I get to hang out with for two days! @teresamagallon_ && @jacqueelinee91 So we can stay up all night And make biz moves😭 Just wanted to let you know I survived. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 M didn’t cry 🔥 GOAT
I’m going to do something I wouldn’t usually do right now and call out @ilcibocafe for some really shitty customer service. I’m not going to lie they probably thought I was an ice addicted who’d stolen a child, with my bed hair, no makeup, wearing thongs in the middle of winter, Sassy sporting one shoe because her latest craze is undressing herself in public. She’s losing her mind so I’m giving her old catalogs I found at the mall, they’re torn up all through the pram and I am desperately waiting at the counter for some coffee. The man standing at the register doesn’t acknowledge me, I wait patiently for him to finish whatever it is he is doing (probably just wanting this meth mum and her disheveled child leave his store), then proceeds to go to the kitchen, come back and continue writing as if I don’t exist.. all the while with my anxiety levels tracking their peak because I know we are only seconds from a full public meltdown if this kid doesn’t get a cheese toastie! #someonegetthiskidatoastie
The last few days of this pregnancy I was wondering how I could love another daughter as much as I do my first. The moment Addison was placed on me, I was absolutely, completely, 100% convinced and in love. And then watching my big girl come in and meet her sister, with my mom just inches behind, I knew right then and there my heart was filled with love for these two little girls. My mom reassured me those days before, although it will be hard, & it will be a transition (for all) but it will be worth it. I have no doubt this is true, coming from a mother who has loved FOUR children of her own so much. Goes to show that Mother’s are simply amazing 💕 To my girls, Georgia Rose + Addison Jean...I love you both so much, more than you will ever know.
Who loves roads trips?! 🙈🚗💭 We found out real fast that Harper isn’t quite there yet!! . FIVE straight days of ⚾️ and we all survived (Harper + Houston barely made it through) haha. But we did it as a family and that’s all that matters!! 🙌🏼 . It definitely wasn’t the most enjoyable thing but I was bound and determined to get some family time in!! #missionaccomplished . Most outfit details are on the blog under the shp tab and in the @liketoknow.it app! http://liketk.it/2CGKD #kaileestravels#baseball
Sometimes I catch myself staring blankly at my kids wondering who they will be when they grow up. Will Mini still tell every joke in a hick accent? Will Julian still head butt everything for amusement? Will Bash still smile with his whole face and cackle at us? Will they be engineers like dad, artsy like me, or somewhere in between? Will they think I did a good job or remember how hard I tried? Will they know how many times I closed my eyes at night feeling like a failure? Will they call me when they mess up or will they be too afraid to tell me? So many questions to chew on. Several weeks ago manny and I had a pretty enlightened conversation about what we want our children to get out of their childhoods. It felt cathartic to be so proactively parenting. It felt like we were being present but also borrowing from the future as we laid out this perfect idea of the things they will say about their childhood as an adult. I felt empowered to stop yelling when they leave poop bobbing in the playroom toilet for weeks on end. I also felt like I could get a grip on my heart palpitations when they travel across the house with a juicebox, but here I am...still chasing them with oxy clean, and still yelling about decomposing poop. You want to know why? Because I put too much pressure on myself to make life for my kids perfect even though I know full well life IS NOT perfect. My kids aren’t perfect, and their childhood isn’t going to be perfect. All I want them to see or know is how much I care, and how much I love them. I wasn’t chosen to be their mom to make their life perfect or show them who to be, I’m here to support whoever it is they ALREADY are. Motherhood is hard and stressful and lonely but maybe we are the ones making it so damn hard by parenting with so many expectations...? Errr, no wait. It’s definitely the kids that make it hard. . . . . #momtruth#realmotherhood#momlifebelike#funnymom#joyfulmommas#motherhoodrising#motheringthemother
This night was so EXTRA...in the best way! Being in a room full of inspiring women is so good for the soul. I’ve always been a “girl’s girl” and love my time with girlfriends. We celebrated @thegrownupgirl launching her podcast and had the chance to network with so many diverse and amazing women. Evenings like this are such good reminders of how much stronger we are together! I’m so grateful to feel supported and encouraged by so many lovely women in my life. If you see someone chasing her dream, creating, or just being a kick ass mom (like you all are!) support her, and tell her you see it. We all benefit from words of encouragement!! And if you have an idea or want to try something new-just go for it! Tag someone who inspires or supports you in business or in life! Let’s network and support each other right here right now! 👇🏼#womensupportingwomen
It's Won't He Do It Wednesday! _ God blessed me with silence while shopping today. Shhh....he is sound asleep.🤗 _ My little one was sleep during the whole time I was shopping and checking out.😘 Ahhhhhh! No begging, whining, crying or mommy go down this aisle I see toys.🥰 _ Yes, I keep his handmade crochet baby blanket on hand along with my sweater as a pillow. Sometimes when we are out this happens and I love it.😍 _ I even had to use the ladies room. Guess what? The restroom is big enough for me to push the whole cart in. I assume Kroger already know what most moms need...space. Little things like this makes a difference. _ Can you relate? _ Have a Bodacious and Miraculous Day!