Baby Blue Teddy Bear 🧸He is just the cutest! We just LOVE this aqua blue teddy bear Onesie! This is definitely a must have for the winter ❄️⛄️
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#MamasGetReal about “getting your body back” after baby: “On my 8 week checkup my doctor told me, ‘wow, you got your body back quickly” as if I had lost it at some point.
I’ve shared my body twice, but it was never taken from me, it was never lost. My body has been stretched and cut open, it suffered bursts and has been sown back together, but it’s always been my body. If anything my pregnancies have made me more in touch with my body.
It got me thinking about the way we talk about bodies after a pregnancy — ‘how to get your body back’ or — ‘when will you be back to normal’ ...what is that!? Why do we talk about this like we loose ourselves when we become pregnant? And back to “normal”? What is not normal about a pregnancy or how we look after it?
I guess what people really mean by this is ‘when will you look like you did post pregnancy’ and my answer to that is never. I’ve got scars and loose skin that is my new normal, but it’s still my old body” - @saracelinaa
Baby announcements are getting more and more creative! Are you raising gentlemen?💕 Let us know below. For more pregnancy announcement ideas visit the link in bio! #babyprepping📸 @andreamadge_
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To our mamas: you are strong, capable, and getting it done. Even when you feel like you’re failing.
This #momlife is crazy hard and having a village on hand helps. Sometimes circumstances call for that village to be virtual. Join our private community of moms (it’s free!) and talk through the highs and lows of motherhood. We also have monthly live, digital discussions facilitated by a team of experts including therapists, career and wellness coaches, trauma specialists, should you need extra support. Send us a DM or check out the link in bio for more information. ❤️
The other day my oldest son said to me as I huffed and puffed about being stressed, something along the lines of “what’s your problem? All you have to do all day is go to the gym and Costco.”
It’s funny to me, because this same son is kind and compassionate and understanding, but he is also young and immature. ~
If only. If only our job as a mother was to go to the gym and shop at Costco... The hot tempered me said in not so nice words, “I hope your kids are as ungrateful as you are, some day!” ~
The worry of a mother to raise kind, caring, compassionate children. To make sure they are spiritual, educated, and confident. That they will leave your home in 18 years and fly, not fail. Be able to get an education, a job and marry someone they love and to teach them to be able to handle life’s trails and tribulations. To teach them life will be full of hard times and how to thrive in the hard, not try and run from it. But also, do their laundry, feed them and make sure they are clean and healthy. ~
But also, the worry of a mother is...did I start the dishwasher before bed? Is there laundry in the washer still? Did I pay all the bills that were due? Is there milk for breakfast? Did I move the freaking elf? ~
The list is endless. Truly endless, for us moms. Our brains are wired for our one job.... our one job is EVERYTHING. So if you’re a mom and feeling defeated today, just know you’re amazing. You are enough. And just keep doing your best every day. Keep pouring into yourself, because if you don’t pour into you, you won’t have enough to give to them. Oh, and go put the laundry in the dryer before it mildews. 😉 ~
How are Muslim parents living in the West dealing with homosexuality, not only being taught but being celebrated and normalised? Children as young as 4, 5 and 6 years old are being taught about homosexuality in schools.
Education bodies take advantage of the fact that children in their early years are receptive and easily influenced. In the formative years the child's value system is still being shaped and for that reason these early years are critical to introduce homosexuality.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, informed us that every child is born on the Fitrah (human natural disposition to worship Allaah alone); this means that he is free from wrong beliefs and is prepared to accept the truth and correct belief. The Fitrah does not mean that the people embrace Islam and adhere to its rulings from birth.
Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "Being born on the Fitrah does not necessarily mean that one really believes in Islam at birth, because when Allaah brought us to this life (at birth) we do not know anything. Fitrah refers to having a pure heart which is ready to accept the truth, and that a person would be a Muslim if no one influenced him (while growing up) to change his natural inclination towards Islam." .
Has your child been taught about homosexuality in school? How old were they and how did you speak to them about it?
Pages from the book "My Chacha is gay" by Toronto-based Pakistani blogger, Eiynah.
What a difference a year makes.
So many changes, but the one thing that remains is love. There is so much love, and in some areas it continues to expand as the years go by.
We are thankful for the hard lessons that we learned and the victories that we fought to win in 2018. We are thankful for the new adventures we have begun as a family, and we are so excited for the future that we are building together.
We sometimes get wrapped up in dreams and wanting what other people have; that is normal, but what we have in each other is so incredibly special and beautiful. At the end of the day, we all know that everything that we truly want, we already have in each other.
One day, I hope my kids will look back on this life that I have worked so hard to build for them and they realize just how much I love them. I hope they don't focus on the fact that I raised them as a single mom, because I don't believe that defines who I am (I am so much more). I want them to look back and see that they always came first and no matter who chose to love them temporarily, my love for them was infinite. When they question their worth, I want this love to erase those doubts. This is my passion, this is my purpose, and this is why I will continue to fiercely push through anything standing between us and our dreams.
Here's to finishing 2018 standing, albeit bruised, we made it! ❤️
I asked my 6 yo what he wanted to be as a grown up, he said a dad like me 😭 #FatherhoodIsLit
It felt good hearing that because I know I do everything I can for my kids
You never really know how much your PRESENCE affects your child but one thing for sure, you can’t leave an impact if you’re not handling your business. Say no to #deadbeats
Happy Thursday fellas, make your presence felt!
#FatherhoodIsLitSalutes to the og @donnellrawlings for this mornings inspiration - Facts on facts on facts!
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Let's talk kid's play rooms. Depending on your kid's ages, I am not a fan of large bookshelves and/or large cubbies that hold baskets. Why? Tipping hazards as kids love to climb and explore.
My top tips for kids playrooms is:
💥Use your vertical space. Yup, you guessed it! Not only does it add some color pop to the walls, it creates a challenge for smaller children to not reach items you want to preserve. : 💥Floating book shelves. Nuff' said!
💥K.I.S.S. (keep it super simple) Your kids will likely have repeating seasons of toys coming IN, between birthdays and holidays. It's important set up an OUT going season too. Donate gently used toys to those in need, or consignment shops. If you get this organized, tidy thing down right, you may be able to create a small income stream each quarter selling back toys and clothes! 🤗
💥Trash, trash! Stop holding onto clutter.
💥Lastly, and most importantly; allow your kids to play in the playroom ONLY. Otherwise, turn it into a craft room or workout room. Too many moms allow kids to carry toys all over the house and SURPRISE! Company always gets the memo to stop by when your house in in disarray. Keep the playroom as the space for play and set a rule that kids always clean behind themselves before moving on to something else. :
This will take energy as you will have to inspect what you expect, but it's so worth it! You won't find yourself stressed trying to be reactive with your cleaning. Also, once your kids get the rhythm, they are ready to move to other real estate within the house! Yay, cleaning helpers! 👋👍💥
The weather has well and truly warmed up in Australia so it’s time to dress your little one in lighter clothes and lighter Togs. For extra reassurance our Groegg2 makes it easy to check the nursery is at the correct temperature. Remember, the correct room temperature is vital for creating a safe sleeping environment for baby. #safesleep#summerishere 📷 @indi_and_bear
Back from my business trip and my 5 year old said, “Where did you go? Don’t leave me again.” He’s sticking to me like glue and following me everywhere. Back to having no personal space 🤷🏻♀️ and I’m okay with it 😝🥰 #momlife#gladtobehome#whatpersonalspace
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It has been a pleasant & unintentional tradition of mine for the last five years to always stumble upon the most amazing #amanitamuscaria 🍄 around the holiday season in December. It is such a gift I cherish.🎄💕
An old friend of mine taught me they’re also called the 🎅🏻🍄 bc of their prevalence in Dec. & their colors 🙌🏼💕
Can’t wait to teach Jax all about mycology & the magic that lurks within the forest floor. ✨
Am I worthy? The first response is: of course I am! Then I think about it a little. Oh shit! I’m not so sure that I truly mean it. I mean, yes, of course I’m worthy... blah blah blah. I can logically talk myself into believing that I am. I can talk the talk. But when I feel into deeper layers of experiencing myself, I realize that things are a little shaky. My feeling of self worth has been dancing in the shadow. Am I worthy? Saying yes would be the auto response. But what I’ve woven together as a ME before kids has shattered and gotten torn up in Hurricane Mama. And with a loss of identity comes a whole new process of searching, questioning, mourning, and doubting. There is kicking, screaming, falling, and breaking. There is the possibility of rebirthing yourself when you have died a death of the self. And then re-emerging, recreating, a lot of figuring out, establishing a new presence, and reshaping the structure. All the teachings and all the practices, and all the years of transformational work... I have reconstructed the architecture of my brain and learned to love myself. And then I became a mother. 💥 Insert the sound of breaking glass. 💥
My feeling of worthiness, apparently, is associated with accomplishment. Who would have thought, ha? 😜 This time in my life is not about success. Or achievements. Or goals. It’s humbling. It’s limiting. An it’s also strangely freeing at the same time. And so now, in the fertile soil of a burnt forest, on a ground that has drank the sweat of hard work, the blood of total loss, and the tears of grief, now I get to redefine self worth. New. Naked. Empowered. Authentic. Unapologetic.
While Bristol takes her afternoon nap I try my best to keep SterSter from banging on her bedroom door. The man is so in love with his sister, like another level in love... even after the year + of insane smothering. He’s all like “lemme at her, I need all the kisses so I can yell madly and pretend to hate it”. 🥰
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