Don't compared yourself to others, we are all secretly a hot mess-- some just hide it better than others.
It's been an interesting week around here. I am currently running around like a mad woman trying to get the to do list complete before the baby wakes up. Anyone else thankful that the weekend is here?! 🙌🎉
Oh hey social media! I’ve been a little quiet lately but just want to let you know I’m still here! Two weeks ago we welcomed Greta Rae into our family and we are taking some time to get to know her and find our new normal as a family of 5. FIVE!!! You can follow what we’re up to over on my personal account @mrs.emilysmith. But today I am excited to announce that I am now booking sessions in March! Contact me on my FB page or email email@example.com for more information. I can’t wait to start working with the wonderful people of Holloman AFB and Alamogordo!
Felices de que les guste la montaña tanto como a nosotros. A por otro finde de nieve y aire puro ⛄️.
Delighted they love the mountains as much as we do. Let’s enjoy another weekend of snow and fresh air. #loveswitzerland
"I do it! I do it! " and he hops on with both feet as the cart rolls into the wall. (And I stand back to take a quick snap because... duh. that's why we have cameras on our phone.)
If I'm honest- I have a love/hate relationship with the kiddo independence thing. It's super helpful with things like getting dressed or clearing their dishes, etc. But not so much when I've come into the kitchen at 5:02 pm (i.e. right before dinner) to find this cutie pouring himself (and the floor) a bowl of chips. But kudos to him for trying to not make a mess and use the bowl, right? 🙃 And cheers to the kiddo independence thing totally schooling ME on , well, how to be more patient, for starters. (I know. 5:02 dinner 👵🏻I don't even know, you guys. It just works these days.)
Yesterday, The Prince found himself in an altercation in toddler group involving another toddler & a toy they both wanted! It ended with a slap from one toddler to the other - The Prince was not the victim! Being new to the group & a complete stranger to them all, I was mortified!A few of the mothers around me reassured me it was just a phase and not to worry. However, there was another group that did their very best to make me feel like I was the worst mother in the world & my child was more than likely going to end up in some juvenile delinquent centre! I left not long after the incident feeling completely deflated and a little sad.
It got me thinking about how awful women can be to each other - what about #uniteinmotherhood !! From the second you get pregnant, the judging starts - was a natural pregnancy? Is she going private or public? Natural or assisted birth? Breastfeeding or formula? Baby led or puree? Childminder or creche!! Its never ending! 🦊
I decided a long time ago that I was going to cut "negative friends" out of my life. You know the kind of friend that demands all of you but is never there in return! Instead, I have surrounded myself with a small, but amazing group of girls. Some of these are from primary school & others Ive picked up along the way! 🦊
Today, I decided I was going to do the same in motherhood. Negative moms be gone! 🦊
Instagram has been such an amazing support network. I've met some amazing Moms who put themselves out there with their honest tales of parenting - the non sleeping baby, the fussy eaters, the trouble in school, the tears & the tantrums. I've gotten to know Moms who seem genuinely excited when my kids reach a milestone or do something cute, if I ask for help on instastories, messages come flooding in! Its a never ending pool of support & positivity. 🦊
So I'm going to treat myself to this gorgeous print by @threelittlebirdsprints which she created with a @thetwodarlings and everytime I feel deflated & unsuported, I'll look at it & remind myself that I am lucky enough to be part of this tribe💖
Thank you @deehollhan for having my back last night😚😚
Every milestone gets me, but when the umbilical stump falls off I feel particularly emotional. It’s the remnant of the physical connection of the two of us. But then he gets to take his first real bath, which incidentally he did not enjoy 😉.
My sweet boy,
Never stop spreading your uncontainable, pure joy to everyone you meet. Keep waving and smiling at strangers. Keep sharing your puffs with the little boy next to you in church. Keep yelling about what makes you excited. Keep splashing in the bathtub. Always dance when the beat drops. And never, ever miss a chance to stand on your head. #letterstomyson
When I was pregnant with Krew, the only way I could get through the days were having long warm relaxing baths... In fact, my whole Labor was at home right in my bath tub.... the lights were out, I hung over the side of my tub listening to "dancing on my own" on repeat with my husband holding my hand kissing my forehead telling me, "we've got this" ❤
Needless to say, he is a water baby. He loves the water as much as I did pregnant with him. As soon as Levi gets home from work and turns the shower on you can hear krew trucking it down the hallway to go join him then yelling "DADA!!!" Until Levi brings him in.
This is how we are spending our day today, sink baths at home and sissy love because it's a full blown blizzard outside + sis had no school!
Happy Friday, friends! Yesterday someone told me I’m too skinny. That stung. •
As a child, one of my aunts pointed out I was chubby. You don’t forget words like that. •
As an adult, people point out my height. I take the power back by joking about it first, but I have heard every short joke in the book. •
And now we’re back to commenting about my weight. I just don’t understand. Can we not think of other things to talk about? Let’s talk about how smart I am. Let’s talk about the things I’m doing, about what fulfills me, about how I feel. •
I know I’m not alone. Tell me your stories. Have you ever experienced this?
Сейчас смотрела свой старый профиль @olgarealist и что-то так за него обидно стало😂😂😂.
В нем столько всего... годы моей жизни😅
И я решила туда видео выкладывать, а то сюда всегда сомневаюсь🤔😶🙄
Так что, если вам интересно, милости прошу @olgarealist 😘
I feel like when you have two kids, they end up being polar opposites. Which one of yours is the wild one, first or second? My first is passive, quiet, calm and an all around very well behaved boy. The parents on his hockey team are always applauding me with how well behaved and easy going he is. Then, there's my second😂 she is high energy, go-go-go, not afraid to throw a tantrum, BUT- she is the most loving and affectionate, playful little girl you ever did meet. I just find it crazy how different they can be. My son was what made us want another- he was the definition of an easy baby/kid. So, I wanna know, which is your wild & which is your mild?🌪💫
My mini baker mixing up brownies for her ballet buddies. Incase you’re wondering the things round her neck are home made binoculars which she used to watch the brownies the whole time they cooked 😂 👩🍳 🍰 x
If I had a dollar for every nappy that I’ve changed over the past 31 months I’d be able to buy myself a reallyyyy nice handbag! My @tommeetippeeaustralia Sangenjc is by far my most used baby item and is my go to recommendation for the ultimate baby shower gift! #ttchangingtimes#sangenictec
I believe that nothing in life is a coincidence and that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes, fate throws things in our path when we least expect them and although we may not see it right away there’s always a purpose for it. I don’t believe in mistakes, just little bumps in the road that are sent to try, test and teach us. Unfortunately my February has been filled with a number of knocks but I have faith that I will learn something from each of them. In the meantime I will focus on the positive little moments and accept that the lessons will become apparent when I am ready ❤️