The "baby hair" struggle is real, you guys! Why are hormones so weird? Why did so much of my hair fall out after having a baby? Why is it growing back vertically? So many questions. And the only answer I have is... Coffee. ☕☕☕ Cheers!
What a beautiful way to celebrate a lovely afternoon tea with some close family and friends!
Firstly Thank you so much @instbianca for an amazing afternoon tea as I was definitely not planning on doing anything! Everything was so beautiful and I’m grateful for all your amazing effort😘😘💕 Thank you to all my family and friends who came along it was so lovely seeing you all I really appreciated your presence especially for making the effort on this hot day 😘😘😘 Thank you so much for spoiling the baby and I with such beautiful gifts he is so spoilt already💙
Now we will wait patiently for his arrival💙
This morning, we went out for a walk to a local cafe for breakfast and to pick up some supplies from the supermarket.
On the way we saw a sheep, some parrots, heard a couple of roosters crowing and quite a few stray cats.
Sunday morning is the best time to go walking around our neighbourhood because there is less traffic. The kids loved it.
//ME TIME VS MUM GUILT// I’ve been riffing on this in my stories and thought I’d put a few of my thoughts here too because it is SO FUNDAMENTAL to what I do, and what modern mums deal with on a daily basis.
Scroll through to see the vids! ➡️➡️➡️ Me time. We never feel like we have enough. We are knackered, drained, don’t know who we are anymore, other than a tiny human’s snack bitch.
The truth is, we all have the same amount of hours in the day and it is totally possible to find time to do things for ourselves - if we want to. It’s a question of prioritising, plain and simple. Yes, I went there.
Be honest with yourself about the hours in your day and see where the “free” time is - do you spend that scrolling your insta feed or watching TV? Even if you spend it ALL doing chores (but mama, lets be honest here...) if you planned in some precious time, you’d get those chores done quicker lemme tell ya!
Prioritising and - critically - planning me time can be done. I can tell you right here, right now, I have done it myself and it’s changed my mental state, my outlook and my life.
So, take a look at your week. Look at the “must dos” and when they need to occur. Now look at the time you have - remembering you can also get up half an hour earlier if it’s me time you REALLY want to prioritise.
Now, plan ONE THING that means something to you this week in one of those time slots. Diarise it. Tell your partner. Tell your friends to keep you accountable. Tell ME! I’ll check in on ya 😉. As for the guilt - you see how we’ve arranged this around the “must dos”. That means everything else is a “fuck it”!! Let that story go. You being a sane mama is way more important. Think about the value you offer to your family and how important it is that you are feeling valued too - taking 10, 20, 30 minutes (or more!!) out of your ENTIRE WEEK of devotion to your crew is more than ok.
So, mama, what’s your plan for just one window of me time this week? And why not tag a friend who needs to hear this? ❤️
Our St. Patrick’s Days look a little different now 😂And I wouldn’t change it for the world! 👨👩👦👦Happy St. Patrick’s Day + 6 months to our (second) little man! Swipe left for his ☘️day photo + a side by side comparison with his brother😍What did your day look like today? #stpatricksday#babiesfirststpatricksday#happystpatricksday#happystpattys
6 Month Milestones:
😀Has a smile on almost every second of the day
👶🏻🧒🏼Pays so much attention to his brother 🥑🥒So far loves any food he tries
👊🏻💪🏻Trying to crawl so much!
😴Sleeping 10-12 hrs (with a little CIO love!)
Wow today was such a wonderful day honestly having just a moms day out was something I needed!!!
Connecting with other moms not just on a mom level on a spiritual level out in nature Gods beauty to us was the best part of the day. Just thank you again @jennyhcordero
Last year allie went to a psychic and was told george was on the right path and I needed to watch my heart! I took that warning seriously and knew he wasn’t out of the woods, but we were doing it right!! We have continued with our healthy lifestyle with a few treat days here and there and sometimes a weekend. But always knowing we would get right back to it. So dang proud and happy to share that she went back today and she said we are both healthy! You see when it becomes important it becomes life. When you know better...you know better!! We will continue our journeys of better health for the simple fact that it’s the best thing we have ever done for ourselves. We will continue to invest in ourselves and our lives because that’s the best thing money can buy! #proudofus#investinyourself#makegoodchoices#momsofinsta#couplesofinstagram#wearegood#lifeschoices#momofboys#momofgirls#momoffour#healthyhealing#naturalhealth
So for some reason I decided that silly string and washable paint footprints was a quick and easy setup for St. Patty’s day... Um yeah I was wrong, dried silly string to the walls is not so quick and easy to clean up 🤦♀️BUT in other news I finally got my hexagon shelves up from @ekodekohome and I love them in my entry!
Happy birthday to my main squeeze, my best friend, my real life hero. The man who cleans my kitchen and goes grocery shopping by day and writes tickets and chases down the bad guys code 3 by night. It feels like we are a million miles away from each other 75% of the time, like today, but he makes the 25% count. He's present, he's patient, he's the best father and the most loyal husband. It's the big 3.0. babe, and you're more attractive than the day I met you. I suppose I'd say you're something like an aged cheese or wine. So age away! Here's to 31...it'll be here before we know it. I love you! #ourlittlereadfamily
Do you ever just look at your baby and cry because you can’t believe that’s your baby? Or write a long sappy post and then delete it all because you’re like, “Wow, I’m a hot a** mess. Why is my baby so perfect?” HAHAHA no but seriously I’ll write long sappy captions cause I’m so in love with my little dude but then delete them cause y’all probs think I’m a crazy helicopter mom 🤷🏻♀️🚁