A clean house? What’s that?! But for real though.... even being a stay at home mom It’s near impossible to get and keep a clean house. I don’t think it’s anything to beat yourself up over though. It’s life and life happens all damn day long. I use to get so stressed when the house was super messy. Then again I had a little tornado following me around so it always ended up with a new mess right after I cleaned the old one anyways. I’ve learned to not sweat the small stuff, like messes. Hangout with the kids, make a little mess with them. They will remember those, not a clean house. That’s also probably one of my favorite parts of motherhood. Your kids will never judge you, they look up to you so much. Stop stressing about the unfolded laundry or the dishes that sat for two days. Relax, drink a cup of coffee and hangout with the kiddos. The Untold Stories of Motherhood Volume 5: House Work A few women and I are telling stories today, head to @mommy_wife_blessed_life to give her a follow and read her story! We encourage you to write your own untold story and use hashtag #theuntoldstoriesofmotherhood ⠀ • • #housework #homelife #cleaninghouse #cleanwithme #tidyingup #homelifestyle #makingahouseahome #myhome #makeahouseahome #letthekidsplay #letterboard #letterboardquotes #letterboardlove #letterboardfun #momlifebelike #thatmomlife #lifeasamama #momtruth #honestlymothering #motherhoodintheraw #lifewithlittles #realmotherhood #targetstyle #targetfinds #targetlife #targetdoesitagain #targetrun #targetdeals ⠀
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I’d love to say this was directly related to being a mom, but that would be a lie. I can give myself all the time in the world and I’m still rushing out of the house with no time to spare. 🤷🏼♀️ It is never intentional, but pretty much inevitable.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Are you punctual or always running late?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ http://liketk.it/2KCKg #liketkit #LTKhome #LTKspring #LTKstyletip @liketoknow .it
Baby-led weaning... good for dexterity and for the dog. I think it’s also helping their relationship 😂😂 Frannie was never interested in Luna until now. As soon as I start getting ready to eat, we’ve got all paws on deck 🐾 how did your furbabies adapt to your human babies? Side note: Can not wait to deck this @ikeausa hIgh chair out! Stay tuned - it’s gonna be good. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodthroughinstagram #joyfulmamas #babiesofinstagram #mamarazzi #momtruth #girlmom #chicagoparent #stopdropandmom #momdiaries #myview #mommybloggers #girlmama #socialmediamom #babiesofinstagram #childhoodeveryday #lovewhatmatters #lovingordinarymoments #motherhoodrising #thisismotherhood #ig_motherhood #magicofchildhood #ohheymama #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodoninstagram #iny22120l
I was blessed to have had a very rewarding career before I became a Mum. I was able to work in a field that left me feeling as though what I did professionally made a difference in the lives of others. Along the way, I built two nonprofits, worked with a slew of notable Canadians and was mentored by women whom I continue to respect to my core. But after having my daughter, the career I once defined myself by stop resonating with me, and I needed to make a change. That change was creating RISE. And I can say with all sincerity, that running this business is the second most rewarding thing I have done in my life. The first, of course, is being a mother! I'm so grateful to work with amazing women everyday who are chasing their goals professionally while raising little humans. The trust my clients have placed in my work is humbling. Thank you to all who have part of this journey with me. You are rock stars! Just having some big feels of gratitude today. ❤️ #RISEmama #careertipsformothers #resumetipsformothers #backtoworksupport #bossmoms #momsofottawa #613moms #momsofaylmer #819moms #Ottawamoms #Aylmermoms #motherhood #momtruth #motherhoodjourney #mothering #modernmama #momsofgatineau #YOWmoms #returntowork #workingmother #interviewtipsformothers
“My clothes are always covered in milk stains, I always have a baby on me or a toddler attached to my legs, I rarely get a good night’s sleep and most days I look like I could really use a shower, a cup of coffee and a friendly hug. I used to dream about motherhood and even though it turned out to be nothing like I thought it would, I wouldn’t change a single thing. I live for these babies but they’re also the ones giving me life. They urge me to grow, they push me to love myself so that I can love them better and they teach me more about life and values than I could ever learn by myself. Sometimes it’s so hard to look past the exhaustion and lack of personal time and space but when you stop, think and realize that you’re exhausted because of love, the heaviness of it just goes away. You love so hard and you give so much and those babies are so dang lucky to have you. They don’t care how you look or when was the last time you washed your hair. All they care about is you. Your voice, your touch, your presence. This is the longest yet by far the shortest season of our lives and instead of wishing it away because it’s hard, we need to learn how to fully live in it and learn from it because it truly is the greatest of all gifts.” Words by: @lucieslittleloves 📷: @diklagoren #nestedmag #thisismamahood #momlifeisthebestlife #motherhoodintheraw
Know what's awesome... Different streams of income. Want to know why.... 1️⃣ This kid. Who I am almost certain he is faking his smile here. 2️⃣ The ability to stay home and be there for your family. Especially when your husband just had a major knee surgery. 3️⃣The ability to not work so much. Yes I am still working the "traditional" job. ✌️reasons. 👉 Keeping my license (I worked really hard to obtain ) 👉 Getting out of the house and meeting more people. While I'm not making the "big bucks"...yet. I do know that myself AND my team will get there. "Side hustles" are not easy and if someone tells you that they are... they're lying, it's not sustainable, or it's not a real side hustle.
How many moms have felt like they have lost who they are at some point during motherhood? Yes, I have given up a lot as a mom, but there are a couple of non-negotiables for me... ✔️Shopping (even on a budget! ) ✔️Reality TV (after kids are in bed obvi ) ✔️My food. Yes, I always make time to eat And more recently making time for myself. That looks different every day, but I'm working on it. I am trying to find 15 minutes in my morning to journal, working out at some point during the day, listening to a personal development podcast in the car, or sneaking away to my office during a quick 30 minute nap to knock out some work for the day. These things have all reminded me of who I want to be and who I AM as a wife, mother, and woman. 🖤 Share below if you can relate, and what do you do to remind yourself of the #badass person you are?
“Howwww do you wake up so early??”⠀ ⠀ If you watch my stories you have probably seen...4am is my wake up time everyday. Before I get into the HOW let me get into the WHY. ⠀ ⠀ “I live each day with joy and gratitude. Christ is at the center of everything I do.” ⠀ ⠀ “I am an exceptional wife who makes my husband feel loved and appreciated every day.”⠀ ⠀ “I am a patient, loving, & intentional momma raising our boys to be focused on Christ.”⠀ ⠀ “I make a difference in the lives of others every day and lead a team of women who are focused on doing the same everyday.” ⠀ ⠀ If I’m not first focused on ME when I start my day, how in the world could I ever expect to begin achieving these things? Point blank, if I want to be better I have to be intentional and that’s WHY I wake up so early. ⠀ ⠀ It’s just me. A hot cup of coffee. Some worship piano in the background. & Jesus 🙏🏻 focusing on how He can use me today. ⠀ ⠀ So HOW is the next question right? ⠀ ⠀ I get up & I make my bed.⠀ ⠀ I know I know, super intelligent secret sauce answer 😉⠀ ⠀ Honestly though...⠀ ⠀ I know WHY I’m CHOOSING to make this time for myself, I know how I feel once I’ve gotten up and going, and then I hear @melrobbins in the back of my head as I debate whether or not I want to snooze ⠀ ⠀ “5,4,3,2,1 GO!” ⠀ ⠀ I turn over, count down from 5, get out of bed, MAKE it, crawl downstairs, pour my coffee, walk into my office, take that first sip, pray over my day, read my affirmations, and enjoy some quiet time with Jesus followed by a chapter of my book. Then I work until the boys wake up 💙⠀ ⠀ The key in all of that...I make my bed. ⠀ ⠀ Have you see the studies on the effects of making your bed? Mind blowing!! 🤯 and I can attest that they are true. ⠀ ⠀ So the next time your alarm is going off and you don’t want to get up...count down from 5, get up, and make your bed. The rest of your day will be different I promise 😘⠀ ⠀ &&& now I’m curious! Do you make your bed everyday? What time does your alarm go off? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #makeyourbed
Have you tried to start a fitness routine and just can't figure out what to do? 🏋️ I get it we've all been there. I have tried and failed just like you have. When I had Oliver I had gotten so out of the habit of working out I didn't really even know where to start. I just knew what I didn't want to do: spend a ton of money, have to go out in the frigid cold with a baby, or wake up at 5 am to hit the one class that I might be able to make in the day. 😔I knew I needed to do something. My knees were hurting all the time, I was going to bed exhausted and waking up even more tired. I could tell I was going to become more crabby if something didn't change soon. So I made the decision. 🥰 I decided to choose my health, my fitness, and my life over my excuses. I am seriously so happy I did! If you want to learn more about How to Start a Fitness Routine check out the link in my bio ! Or head straight to whatmommasdo.com 💪 PS don't forget to download my free ebook! #whatmommasdo
Happy Friyay! My friend @about .jamie shared this quote the other day, and it is so good! I thought I’d pass it on to my people, too. Get out there & let your light shine! * * * * * * #bethelight #qotd #inspiration #blogger #momblogger #sonomablogger #writer #writermom #threeletterstohappy #momlife #momtruth #motherhood
This was me at 14 weeks. And guys...I’m gonna be real... I truly didn’t know that these smells could come out of my body. Like, is there a parasite in my body plotting against my husband and punishing him for all the times I’ve had to smell HIM?! Punishing him for being a gross boy? Punishing him for the fact that I’ve cleaned up after him for 13 years? Yes. Yes there is. And only the strong survived.
𝕋𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕠𝕠 𝕋𝕒𝕘 - • Tattoos are special pieces of art. Ways to show our personalities. Each insert of ink different from the next. I want to showcase these beautiful, personal, and meaningful works of art for others to see. That's why I'm creating the #TattooTag - • 👆 These are 5 pieces very special to my heart. In total I have 16 tattoos - • Let's start with the trees in the night setting. Those 2 constellations in the sky are the signs Cancer and Virgo. Cancer is for Starlin's Birthday and Virgo for Aliyas's. My husband has the exact same design on his forearm also - • Alice in Wonderland is my favorite Disney movie. I love the imagination and creativity the movie offers. It brings you to a world of wonder and you always feel like a kid watching it - • The older tree with pumpkins and presents underneath symbolizes my 2 favorite holidays. Halloween and Christmas. Jack from Nightmare before Xmas can be seen here - • Finally, I have live, laugh, love on my fingers and my married name on my forearm. These are simple. Those 3 words are what we should live everyday with. I'm proud to be married to my soulmate so getting my married last name was an easy choice (Yes, I'm clearly aware people disagree with getting names tattooed on you. Don't care, my body 😉 ) - • I hope everyone enjoys the adventure through a few of my favorite tattoos. I tag @surromomjourney and @babysnowflakesuss to share next - I can't wait to see yours! . . . . . #parenting #boymom #parenthood #toddler #toddlermom #instamom #momlife #momtruth #MomBlog #Blog #Blogs #lifestyle #sahm #motherhood #momblogger #blogger #bloggerlife #toddlerlife #life #family #mama #mom #mamatribe #Tattoos #GirlsWithTattoos #Disney #AliceInWonderland #Love
Do you worry your children will turn out spoiled if you don’t use punishment? Comment below. . . This is a common concern I hear in my community. Many moms are sure they want to raise their children differently to the way they were raised, but they worry to come across as permissive. . . 🔸 Difference between Parenting With Understanding and permissive parenting: . . 👉🏼Permissive parenting: have you seen a mom at a playground sitting on a bench scrolling through her phone or talking to a friend while her kid is fighting and pushing everybody? YES!! THAT’S PERMISSIVE PARENTING. 👉🏼👉🏼HANDS OFF . 👉🏼 Parenting With Understanding: YOU🥰🥰. Helping your child cope with big feelings, responding according to your child’s emotional needs, teaching your child the skills he needs to communicate his feelings better, connecting, talking and guiding 🥰🥰🥰. 👉🏼👉🏼 HANDS ON. . . 🌸🌸Kindness doesn’t produce entitlement in children. What it does is acting permissive🌸🌸. . . Need help responding effectively to behavior while being sensitive to your child’s needs? The Emotional Needs Roadmap will help you with this as it has helped hundreds of moms responding according to their children’s emotional needs. Click the link in my bio 👉🏼👉🏼 @highimpactclub to get your free copy today! . You are your child’s need detector🧡. . .
Who else feels the pressures of mother hood and entrepreneurship?. . This is life. This is the glorious life of a business owner. ❌A 12 hour work day over ❌3 hours in the car. ❌I missed the kids at bedtime ❌I hadn’t done bedtime with the kids in 2 days. ❌the worst... my daughter said she misses me because I work too much. . . I’ve had to do some soul searching. We all strive to work so hard to give our kids the best of everything... in reality... all they want is... us. They just want to spend time with us. Sometimes it’s tough to understand but they are growing too fast and they just need us there. It’s a hard awakening... but no amount of Gucci will matter when my kids slam the door in my face because They resent me for working so much that I missed their precious moments❤️ . Tell me I’m not alone
I remember early on as a mom feeling like I had to live up to a certain standard. Like I couldn’t admit when I felt defeated or when I felt like I was the absolute worst mom on the planet. It felt like everyone around me had it all together and I wondered why I didn’t. - It’s ok if your house is a mess, if you didn’t get the laundry done, if there’s a sink full of dishes, if you bought snacks for your kids party instead of making them, if you fed your kids drive thru, if you ate sour patch kids for dinner, if you crashed on the couch, if you scrolled a little too long on the gram, if you let your kids have too much screen time, if you hid in the bathroom for a little peace, if you cried, if you swore, if you yelled, if you didn’t wash your hair, if you faked having a headache, if you accidentally pee’d in your underwear, if you skipped the gym or just went there for a break, if you called in sick for a little alone time, if you drank a glass of wine or two, if you were late, if you forgot what day it is, if you didn’t show up, if you don’t have the nicest things or the most perfect pictures, if you’re the last to arrive and the first to leave work, if you forgot to order hot lunches for the week, if you ordered your groceries, if you wore your pjs to the bus stop, if you did something for yourself, if you asked for help...if you just survived the day. - It’s ok because not one of us has it all together. We are all raising our kids and being there for our families in the best way we can. Some days are really ugly & messy, some days look like the perfection you see on your feeds, and some days are just ok. But everyday you’re showing up for them (and for you ) and that’s all that matters.
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“I tried and I just couldn’t do it.” . . ^^This is giving up on yourself before you’ve even given yourself the chance to prove to yourself how awesome you can be.👊🏼 . . “I tried and I failed so I tried again.”❤️ . . ^^This is being honest with yourself and giving yourself grace and going for it again because you know you’re cable of it. . It’s important to know the difference! 🗣 You guys! We are SO QUICK to write ourselves off out of fear or laziness or lack of self-confidence or anxiety OVER JUDGEMENT, etc. . . When do you decide enough is enough and just PUSH YOURSELF? Challenge yourself? When do you stop telling yourself something didn’t work for you because of XYZ and shift your mindset to “let’s go for it again, I know I can do it.”🙌🏼❤️ . When you start to consistently show up for yourself the rest of the world gets a little quieter because it’s hard to hear them over your own self encouraging thoughts. I know because I’ve been there and now I’m here.🥰
Me: Any advice for a hard working mama cleaning the kitchen? @on_phire : Get it done fast @staciekorcok Hurry it up 🏃♀️ No truer words-lol. Phire wears our “Garden Headband.” *link in bio* * * * * * * #TheFancyMom #WereInThisTogether #momdayoff #mombreak #MomLife #MomBoss #motherhoodunited #theeverymom #momstyle #momtruth #momootd #mamasofinstagram #ootd #momstyle #LAMom #inlandempire #girlsquad #myworld #kitchen #sharemysquare #momblogger #stylegoals #ootd #momgang #momadvice
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You blink and there’s toys on the floor again! Happy Friday everybody! 🙌🏻
H e l l o W e e k e n d ✨ - Two days ago we got some exciting news that it’s going to be all change again for the Clark Household. We will OFFICALLY be moving in 2 1/2 months 🤯. And this time we are heading to beautiful Devon! ☀️ . Now I can’t say that the army don’t keep us busy! To put things into perspective, from Ella being in my belly, to now moving to Devon she will of lived in 4 houses before even turning 2 😳. We have gone from... • Cheshire > Northern Ireland • Northern Ireland > Surrey • Surrey > Hull And now... • Hull > Devon So you could say we are pros at this moving malarkey! There’s lots to do with sorting out removals, the new house, this house and packing. And with Ella having twice the amount of stuff she used too I best get some boxes ready 📦😂 But here’s to 2020, Roll on Summer ☀️😎 . . . . . #toddlerlife #cutebabies #pixel_kids #mummyblogger #armyfamily #brandrep #instakids #instagram_kids #ootdfashion #mumbloggersuk #mummasgirl #mrshinch #wouldntchangeathing #momtruth #hinching #momsofinstagram #momlife #hincharmy #uniteinmotherhood #parentingtheshitoutoflife #parentingmemes #parenthoodunplugged #parentlife #parentinghacks #parenthood_unveiled #parentblogger #mothering #mummasgirl #mumma #ukmums #motherhoodunfiltered
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4 Limits that children need SAFETY limit: This is very clear cut. Safety limits are used to stop a child from hurting something or someone. “I can’t let you bite someone.” VALUE limit: These limits are concerned with upholding your family values and aims. “I can’t let you talk that way to your sister.” EXPECTATIONS limit: These limits show your belief that your child can fulfill a request, attempt a challenge or try something when their fears hold them back. “I know that you can do this sweetie.” PROPOSAL limit: We can set these limits ahead of a fact to to preempt situation and bring the feelings your child has about them to the surface. “I’ll tuck you in and turn out the light. I’ll sit here for a minute and then i’ll leave.” . . . #Parents #Limits #handinhand #quote #momtruth #dadtruth #SocialEmotional #teriffictwos #HelpMeGrowUtah #HelpMeGrow #UnitedWay #ChildDevelopment #ChildGrowth #Parenting #Parenthood #MomLife #DadLife #ParentingLife #Childhood #ParentingTips
She was so excited to match mommy!!! I found these @sam_edelman cheetah print shoes on @nordstromrack and knew I had to pick them up to match Lily’s @target cheetah print shoes! . Sometimes it is the littlest things that can bring the biggest joys in our lives! And those are the times I want to hold on to forever. . . #motherhoodjourney #momlife #mommyandme #matchingshoes #motherdaughter #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodrising #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodintheraw #momsofinstagram #momtruth #smallthings #memories
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According to Welch's, the average mom gets going around 6:23 a.m. and the work doesn't stop until 8:31 p.m. (And, for many of us, that sounds like a good day. ) 😝🤦🏼♀️⠀ ⠀ What time do you start your day?
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Isn’t life funny how it’s those little everyday moments that we hold the most dear? The moments I’m thankful for this week are the random singing/dance parties I have with my kids that include everything from Frozen songs to The Drifters and this super catchy Techno( I think? ) beat my son discovered by asking Alexa to play the “Okay song” 😂 What everyday moment are you thankful for this week? #MamasGetReal “Often in the chaos of the day these moments slip by me; the mundane moments of motherhood, the ones where I should be stopping and appreciating the simplicity of this life as their mum. After all this is what life is all about; the slow happenings, the time spent at home, longing to lay in bed and rest by myself but knowing three small bodies will join me before long, and loving it but kind of not loving it all at the same time. A snapshot in time, a moment so quickly caught without a second thought and so seemingly uneventful but a moment that will no doubt mean so much to me upon reflection in the bigger scheme of my life. It’s so nice to pull myself together, get dressed, get out and about, snap the happy family pics of our days exploring and having fun. But this is what I’m trying to focus on more, the simple moments of motherhood; the ones where I’m comfortable in my sloppy home clothes, where I’m covered in kids, touched out but also pulling them in for more cuddles and kisses. This is motherhood, this is what this life is all about. The life I dreamt of then created, this is what’s most important. The here, the now, these moments as mundane as they may be.” - @eliseknowles ✨ Join the Mommy Brain community for candid conversations about motherhood and judgment free support over at mommybrain.com. Link in bio.
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My daughter started coming home from school crying because classmates were calling her “chubby” at 5 years old. Let that sink in for a moment. A sweet, innocent, perfect little girl... crying about what other kids were telling her was “wrong” with her body. The initial shock of it all was quickly replaced with rage and a deep profound sadness. Sadness that she is already having to deal with this bullshit. Sadness that this learned behaviour is being taught to young generations of children. Sadness that these other kids think it’s ok to talk to their peers like this. Sadness that she SHOULD be a carefree kid not thinking twice about her appearance in any way. Sadness that this carefree innocence was already taken away from her. Sadness that I’m not raising her in a better time than I was raised but in a time that feels even scarier. She is not the only girl at her school at this age who has dealt with this. So it must be happening everywhere and that is NOT OKAY. We have a huge problem. This is going to do permanent damage to another generation of young girls growing up and learning to love their bodies and what they are capable of. We need to be better. We need to do better as parents, as teachers, as aunts, uncles, friends... as the adults our children look up to. We are the ones who need to be teaching them that a persons worth has nothing to do with their appearance. This is not okay. #raisingkindhumans #bullyinghurts #positivebodyimage
I hear this a lot from the moms I meet with. It’s any version of “I’m just a mom” or “I don’t know who I am anymore.” Motherhood can be so consuming that we feel like we’ve lost parts of ourselves. . Do any of the above statements resonate with you? . I named my online course “Keeping Mommy in Mind” for this purpose. It’s imperative that we bring the focus back on us. This doesn’t mean we stop focusing on our children and families. This means we place much needed attention on our own needs so we can be more than “mom.” When we do this we’re able to experience more joy. We’re also able to navigate challenges with greater ease because we’re not running on empty. . If you haven’t seen or heard, my comprehensive course will be available at an introductory offer from February 19th-22nd. I’ve linked the details in my bio. Please let me know if you have any questions. . Share with me, what’s something you would like to regain (or create if you’ve never done it before )?
You 👏🏼 Are 👏🏼 Doing 👏🏼 A 👏🏼Good 👏🏼 Job! Someone said that to me the other day and I didn’t realize how just how much I needed to hear those words 😭 Like. I actually cried and said thank you a gazillion times. In all the exhaustion, the chaos, and the craziness of motherhood, we can lose ourselves. We doubt our own abilities. We question. We cry. We have moments where we feel we are winning. And then that doubt creeps back in. It’s. All. Normal. You, yes YOU are enough. You are AMAZING! Motherhood is hard. It’s a full time job. With no breaks. No pay. And the most demanding (yet cutest ) bosses ever. Give yourself a break. Be kind. You are doing a great job 👏🏼. Tag a mama who deserves to hear this today.
Anyone else feel this struggle? The constant pull between wanting to be with your babes and your career. #MamasGetReal “Mom guilt is so real. It has been 2 months since I went back to work. And it has driven me crazy. The morning routine is always in a rush with very less baby cuddles...after having some tough nights, the thought of waking up and leaving my little nugget is so f$$$ing hard. Every afternoon I get the feeling of leaving my job and staying with my baby as long as she needs, but then staying at home with her makes me crazy — that I have worked so hard to be here and I don’t want to start it from scratch. Stay at home moms are so incredible and so are working moms, their journey is so different, but still have one thing common — they keep their baby first!!! Motherhood is tough, and so am I.” - @itsmillennial_mum ✨ Join the Mommy Brain community for candid conversations about motherhood and judgment free support over at mommybrain.com. Link in bio.
It can be so easy to compare without the full picture, right? Sometimes we wonder why it appears easier for someone else or why another mom may be struggling when she “should be enjoying every minute.” The truth is we don’t know what someone else is truly going through. . . Some families have significant support, whether it’s the support of grandparents or the financial means to get outside help—this can make their parenting journey look different. Some families have significant stressors—whether it’s strained relationships, managing the needs of a child with special needs, or anything really—and this will impact the parenting journey. . . Moral of the story—when we quickly compare or even judge—first stop and ask yourself...am I judging two EXACT situations? (Spoiler: the answer is always no ). Even if we think we’re comparing two very similar situations, we all have different personalities. We all have different stress management abilities—don’t get trapped in the comparison game. . . Have you compared yourself to another mothers journey? Have you placed expectations on yourself based on how others do motherhood? Can you share more? What’s helped you with this?
Alexa has come in handy. 🎵
What story developed in your mind as a child? • It may not have been any of these, obviously they’re just examples, but we learn from our environment whether we’re trying to or not. • We learn how to relate to others, to ourselves, to the world, etc. We learn how to communicate, how to resolve conflict, and so much more. We learn who we are at an early age. What if what we learned wasn’t helpful? It’s the case for many of us. • What I showed you in the image above is a snippet of what we begin to do in Keeping Mommy in Mind. In just 2 days (feb. 19th ), you’ll be able to take the course. I will teach you how those early message came about. I will help you to really investigate these thoughts, but also to fight back and change the narrative. • What comes up for you when you reflect back on the messages you learned? Maybe they were helpful, maybe not. Share below👇🏻
𝐌𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲! 🧘🏻♀️🖤 #mommemes #motherhoodintheraw #momtruth #momjokes #momsofinstagram #hotmessmom #milspouse #militarywifelife #militarywifeblogger #coastiewife #uscgwife #coastiewifelife #militarywifey #milsosisters #momboss #momlife #momswholovejesus #homeschoolmama #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmomma #stayathomemama #stayathomemom #stayathomemomma #newmommy #boymom #motherhoodunplugged #funnymommy #sahmlife
My baby looking all grown up😱 . . One thing people always said to me when I was pregnant or when Parker was newborn, that it goes way too fast. Well ant that the truth 😓 . . If I could give any tips to a new mum it would be cuddle the baby all day long if you want too 🤣 ( that’s what I did and don’t regret it, also not a tip more of a enjoy it ) What would be your tips for new mums?