No truer words have ever been spoken! Today was a day in a half! Mamas can I get some love here? My middle child has been a little 😈 mischievous lately. She has been really pushing our buttons and mouthing back. My oldest has been a tattletale about everything...like everything. And the youngest has been super clingy and very whiny! Today was, like I said, a day and a half! Do you ever have those days when you can’t get anything done because you have someone asking for something every 10 seconds? “Mom, can I have water” “Mom, they won’t give me ____” “MOM!” “Mom....” “Mama?” “Mom, get me dressed” “Mom, brush my teeth” “Mom, can I have this?” “Mom, what’s this?” Like seriously, you have a Dad, you walked right passed him for the love of god! Today, I just got sick and tired of always having to do everything and I flipped out! Like F.L.I.P.P.E.D out, I actually had to take a breath after and be like “whoa, geez, slow your role lady”!!!! But honestly some days it just gets to be too much. All I wanted to do was go and get myself showered and look a human before leaving the house. Ella has a swimming party, so today I was actually seeing human adults and like half naked to boot 😑! Gimme 5 minutes people a woman needs to shave, and not look all, you know...ape-ish 😜. It got done, but lord have mercy, not in record time let me tell you! Now, I sit and reflect and figure out what we can do differently tomorrow!
Just one of my favorite reasons “WHY.” ♥️
My little troop of weirdos, crammed into their little nook. . . . . They are absolutely loving this shared room thing. Bedtime is going so well, baby is still up once, but doesnt impact her brothers and SO FAR, its stayed pretty clean. Its effectively made it so that there's one less room for them to total at any given moment. And I love it. . . . . Swipe to the end for the looks of how hard it is to be little. 👉👉👉
Happy Friday y’all ! Keeping it real in a highlight reel world 🤪☺️🤣🤣 . . . . Instead of shipwreck...More like Odysseus in The Odyssey on his “short trip” home from the wars - 7 yrs later .... ( middle school reading reference 😂 ) . Anyone else 💁🏼♀️ Ever feel like you are the only one reading the manual or looking at the compass - lol - it’s all okay 👌🏻! #lovemycircus #shipoffools #myfools #mymonkeysmycircus #onedayatatimealways #choosejoyandkindness #crazyawesome #portlandme #cohasset #slumadrid #madridspain
My Loves & my why.
An #oldiebutgoodie . Make sure you turn your volume up and watch until the end!! #GhostTheShepsky #majorthewhitegsd #cirqueduLeBoeuf #brotherlylove #siblinglove #funnyfails #fail #whitegsdsofinstagram #whitegsd #whitegsdofinstagram #wgsdofinstagram #wgsdlove #shepsky #shepskysofinstagram #brothersfromanothermother #circuseverydamnday #mymonkeysmycircus #ringleader #circusringmaster
Spend your life doing strange things with weird people! #mymonkeysmycircus
Smiling Octopus hotdog because I’m the BEST Aunt Woo-Woo ever!!
Happy New Year! #teamthompson first family selfie of the decade and year! Wishing you peace, love, happiness, growth, good times and a year packed full of memories to treasure. From our 'team' to yours... Xx #selfie #happynewyear #2020 #mymonkeysmycircus #summer #schoolholidays #outandabout #beachside
This boy right here... God bless this mess and heavens help me. He makes me laugh till it hurts, he’s a mean-tail sometimes, but he also knows when I need a big hug. He can carry me around like a sack of potatoes and not even break a sweat. He makes my heart happy and I’m thankful he’s mine.
Ms. Athena picked out her outfit to jump on the trampoline.😂🤣 • The trampoline is always the go-to when my children are dysregulated. We have outdoor and indoor trampolines. • What’s your child’s favorite go-to sensory tool(s )? 😉❤️ • #sassygirl #sassypants #sensoryprocessingdisorder #jumpinghelps #selfregulation #selfregulationtools #selfregulationtherapyathome #therapyathome #adhd #adhdparenting #adhdawareness #sensoryprocessingdisorderawareness #proprioceptiveinput #vestibularinput #specialneedsmom #laughingthroughthechaos #mymonkeysmycircus #dysregulation #calmbody
Sharing this recipe I have almost perfected with my girls tomorrow In my bootcamp! These are healthy Pb cups and no I am not ashamed I like healthy foods and treats. For those of you starting your journey you may wonder why I even said that last part. And the reason is this... So many turn what is good into something that is bad. And one of those things is eating healthy. So you have to develop thick skin if you want to enjoy this amazing journey to the fullest! Just stay in your lane and enjoy all the benefits of eating healthy and balanced my friends! If you are in need of true support and a group of women who are always cheering for each other without even thinking about it, then come hang out with me and my #girlgang . We are all working on ourselves and our own goals while we support and cheer each other on! I provide recipes and tricks and tips to enjoying a healthy lifestyle so you Can drop the yo yo dieting and guilt. You will also get delicious recipes like this that I tweak and make my own! And believe me if you love Reese’s peanut butter cups then you are going to need this in your life babe! Drop a 🍫 below and I’ll reach out to you and see if my next accountability/support group is a good fit for you! #chocoholic 🍫 #reesespeanutbuttercups #healthylifestyle #healthypbcups #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipes #guiltfreesnack
Unfiltered, ya filthy animals!!! 😁. #mymonkeysmycircus
Being a mom of boys is absolutely amazing. It's a type of love you'll never find anywhere else. But it's also frustrating as all get out. My house is NEVER clean anymore and some days I can't find my sanity. I'm always asking why my boys are so destructive and HOW can such little humans make such BIG messes?? I'll probably never find that answers but what I do know is that someday I'm going to miss this. The worst part is that I won't even know it's the last time for a while. It could take me months to realize they aren't playing with their toys like they do now. I'll never see the day they stop having creative imaginations. I try my best to embrace the craziness. I try to not get too worked up over the living room being torn apart, toys everywhere, and my little kids using my food storage buckets as their cowboy hats. I'll miss this sweet, innocent smile of his. I'll miss him having me chase him through my obstacle of a house. Someday the last time is going to happen. I'm enjoying our time together while I can. Messy house and all.
"Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door." - Emily Dickinson⠀ + + + + +⠀ Being a stay at home mom tends to be isolating, and you lose a sense of identity. Maybe it's the sheer number of kids in this house (okay, there's "only" 4 ) but it seems impossible to do anything outside of momming. Circus ringleader, master negotiator, line cook, medic. I wear many hats and they are all mine, but none are directly me.⠀ ⠀ I've always come back to photography when I do get a moment for me. I even had a growing business at one point before major life changes put that on the back burner. So after being on that burner for about 8 years, I'm excited for a new venture that I'm preparing to launch next year. I hope you'll follow my new Insta @lindaruthphotog , and follow my updates and sneak peeks as we get closer to the new year and new launch!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #emilydickinson ⠀ #openeverydoor ⠀ #opennewdoors ⠀ #newyear ⠀ #newbusiness ⠀ #2020 ⠀ #newbeginningsahead ⠀ #newventurescomingsoon ⠀ #countdowntolaunch ⠀ #stayathomemom ⠀ #workathomemom ⠀ #lifebeyondmomming ⠀ #somanykids ⠀ #mymonkeysmycircus ⠀ #timewillpassanyway ⠀ #chasingdreams ⠀ #nevergiveuponadream ⠀ #relaunch ⠀ #relaunching ⠀ #startingup2020 ⠀ #newintown ⠀ #newtoyouphotographer ⠀ #backinsullivan ⠀ #LRPScoming2020
It was a bit of a mad house in here for awhile! Jasper was soooo stinkin’ sweet to his baby brother!! He was constantly kissing him and asking to hold him. He was peeking over the rail of the bassinet if we put him down. He’s so excited to have a baby brother! This isn’t Jaxon’s first rodeo so he played it pretty cool but he also wanted to hold the baby. It was all very sweet!! My mama heart was bursting! 💙 Also, I realize I’m nursing in just about every photo. Don’t be weird. Don’t make it sexual. I’m nourishing my baby. My breasts are officially Jonah’s milk bottles. I will feed him whenever and wherever he needs me to. . . #boymama #babybrother #momofthree #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodlens #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingwithoutfear #lifeofthecumbyboys #mymonkeysmycircus #babyspam #postpartum
Today on the blog I’m busting 8 popular myths around teaching children respect... 1. Above all else, girls must respect themselves. 2. Boys will be boys. 3. Boys need toughening up. 4. Gender stereotyping is only for snowflakes. 5. Kids need harsh punishments to be disciplined. 6. School should do more. 7. The world doesn’t revolve around our kids. 8. Children should do as they’re told! 💚 If you get round to reading the full article, do let me know your thoughts. I’ll pop a swipe up to the blog in stories or search “teaching kids respect” on Mummytries.com 💚 Big thanks to @demarcationdesign for my gifted tee. Apathy really does kill! 🤪 #teachyourkidsrespect #bestoftheday #respectyourself #monkeyseemonkeydo #mymonkeysmycircus #apathykills #demarcationdesign #apathykills #mummytries #myfeelings #fearlesssfemales #fearlesslyauthentic #fearlesslyauthenticblogger
this is my life 😂 happy Friday, friends! It’s so chilly this morning in Atlanta and the cold weather makes me so happy! 🎃🎃🎃
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒕𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒆. •••••• Dat het soms even niet lekker loopt. Dat heb je met blijven rennen, dan ren je jezelf zo nu en dan eens voorbij. Toch weet je als ouder altijd de kracht te halen uit je gezin. Ze zijn de reden dan je vaak met je handen in het haar zit, maar ook de reden die je de oplossing laten vinden. We doen allemaal maar wat, wij moeders. Er is geen handboek en niemand doet het beter dan de ander. Als we het maar met liefde doen. ••••• 📸 van links naar rechts: The messy, the chaos coordinator, the thinker, the hugger. . . . . #momofthree #momlife #mumlife #familyoffive #motherhood #simplymotherhood #myfamily #perfectlyimperfect #mamablogger #mamavandrie #mymonkeysmycircus #fall2019 #familyvibes #motherhoodunplugged #momhood #lievelyne #mamauitlimburg #familyportret #wingingmotherhood #chillax #parentingunplugged #motherlove #belgischeblogger #momswithcamera
festival jul here ✌🏼 reporting live (not really ) from san francisco! 🤩 i had the BEST weekend with my family at @outsidelands ! a few years ago my brother & our childhood BFFs (who are my mom’s 6th grade best friend’s kids & almost exactly me & my brother’s age ) went to coachella & had the best time ever. so we decided we’d make it a biennial(ish ) tradition to go to a music festival. 💞 a few years later & a few more SOs added to the mix, i feel so lucky that we’ve grown into the big warm family we are today. i love ‘em to bits & can’t wait to KEEP JAMMIN’ when we’re old & gray! #teamtap #mymonkeysmycircus #outsidelands #outsidelands2018
Oh hi, Mum made our rompers. Then she insisted we sit still while she took a photo of us. Clearly we don’t like posing for the camera 🙄. We’d rather be crawling after birds or eating. Make do with this one woman. #mymonkeysmycircus #howaboutasmile #willnotpose #bestofabadbunch #lifeonwallace ~ ~ #aussiemum #lifeofamum #lifewithkids #aussiekids #canberramums #canberrablogger #mumof5 #mumoffive #girltwins #twingirls #twinsisters #mybabygirls #twinslove #fraternaltwins #mumliferocks #lovebeingtheirmum #lovebeingthemama #makersgonnamake #ilovesewing #handmadebabyclothes #sewingforbaby #tadahpatterns #vintageromper #seasideplaysuit
I recently found myself a killer photographer! We’ve set up a great contract; I feed him, clean up after, and play legos with him and in return he provides me with half decent shots from the slightly unflattering angle of his 45inch height. In case you aren’t good at context clues my photographer is my five year old. No shame in my mom game. 📸