Another fun day at The Story Shop in the books! 👍🏼📚 #seewhatididthere #bookwormsinthemaking @visitthestoryshop
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He wears that puffy suit well. 🖤 . . . My daily walks with the dogs and kids have become more challenging. The roads and trails are now covered in ice, so it’s uh risky. The kids aren’t phased because they are chauffeured in their sleds by me who’s doing a walk/skate combo (very gracefully 😳😂)trying hard not to bail on my butt. Mooooommm let’s go for another walk! #momlife . . . . . . #motherhood #mymotherhood #honestmotherhood #childhoodunplugged #wildandbravelittles #houseofforde #forestfordes #modernmama #canadianmom #canadianblogger #lifestyleblog #instamom #imom #momtogs #wilding #forestlife #winter #canadianwinter #muskoka #staylittle #letthekids #dailyparenting #dogwalk #momoftwo #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #instagood #ig_motherhood
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these two are just pure love radiating light on even the greyest of days 💗 how did i ever get so lucky?!
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How dapper for your little dude! Available in size 6 month to 3 year. (And would be perfect for Easter 🐣)
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My two favorite guys ♡ Our little buddy turned 9 weeks old today! It's been a day of lots of extra snuggles and cuddles, because the poor little guy had his 2 month check up, shots and all... And. Those. Wimpers. Will this ever get easier on my momma heart?? 😣 I'm so grateful for modern medicine and the health it affords us, but man, I may need therapy after this one. But I don't mind the extra snuggles at all ♡ (P.S. I can't stand those little toes!!)
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One of the first things I did after we found out our last IVF cycle had failed was book a trip home to LA. It was really hard to go through something so devastating and be far away from family! Our trip back was pretty short, but so good for our well being and mental health. I finally went to the hair salon (desperately needed). My mom and I indulged at the spa and had a gorgeous tea at a local garden. The spa and tea are things we don’t normally do, but I hope we’ve started some new traditions! Kaia had the best time ever with family and seeing that joy on her face made us pretty sad to leave. Until next time! #familytrip #familytime #selfcare . . . . . . . #littlestoriesofmylife #motherhoodlens #documentyourdays #simplepleasures #holdthemoments #honestmotherhood #childhoodeveryday #theartofbeingamother #momentslikethese #lifewithatoddler #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #theeverydayproject #styleblogger #thingsiwanttoremember #theeverydayportrait #adventuresinmotherhood #ohheymama #girlmom #joyfulmamas #inbeautyandchaos #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mymotherhood
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Oh hello winter ❄️ so nice of you to join us so close to spring 🌸
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Today was just one of those days where my bitchy pms mood swings got the best of me and everyone and everything annoyed the living shit out of me. I had to call into work - my kids fought ALL day - I yelled at my husband because we ran out of bottled water - I had cramps like a bishhh and the worlds worse migraine. I laid my ass in bed until 3pm until I realized my bad ass mood wasn’t gonna get shit done. Even though all I wanted to do was jack shit, I had to get out of my own head and remember WHY I chose to start this program and recommit to this lifestyle change - and that WHY is my mental clarity and the fact that I was ready to reinvent myself. You’re allowed to do that ya know? You can choose to do things differently and be a better version of yourself. All it takes is the moment you decide to commit to YOU. The thing is though, you have to work extra HARD not to let yourself fall backwards. You can fuck up all day long - just don’t be a quitter. Quitters suck. I know, I used to be one. 😜 Also, #refeed day gave me ALL the energy for leg day and I fucking crushed it once again. 💪🏽🤘🏽 #allthegains • • • • • #mymotherhood #momlife #boymom #boymomlife #fitmom #fitmomsinspire #girlswholift #strongwomen #wildchild #crunchymama #hippiemama #strongissexy #freespirit #hustle #curlygirl #curlyhairdontcare #spiritualgangster #beabadass #thursdayvibes #beabadasswithagoodass #legday #fitchicks #fitspo #crushinggoals #goodvibes
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#TBT to the all the wounds nobody saw but that you felt. . Join me in this “throwback.” Think about the insecurities you have harbored and where they started. The parts of our bodies that have brought quiet tears, been the center of jokes or uncomfortable comments. Stemming from childhood, kids likely pointed these parts out to you (in case you weren’t already aware of them or thought ....gasp....they weren’t a big deal). Somehow adults can also do the same??🤷🏻‍♀️ . You’ve likely, unexplainably, carried the insecurity into adulthood and still cover it, pose against, blend it, whatever despite all the badass growth and accomplishments you have. . Because we remember those words. . Maybe it’s your height. Or your eyes. Or your body structure that was commented upon back in the day. I always felt this way about my nose. I became super sensitive about it (and fiercely tried to remain brave when comments surfaced about it) from the moment it became a joke. Told that the size and shape weren’t in line with the standards of beauty, I felt like it entered the room before I even did. I ignored it, but was always ready for another comment. . But you know what? I’m on a journey to embrace ALL of me and coming to a point where I am seeing the positive side of all the parts that may have been criticized or mocked (by others or even myself) in the past. I stepped back & realized this is the face my husband fell in love with 19 years ago. This is the first face my son saw in this world & the one he kisses goodnight. It’s the face that has seen the obstacles and triumphs in my life & I’m learning to love her more. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 . You. Are. Beautiful. You are important. Your worth is not determined by the words of your past, but rather the actions of your present day. And I urge you to take action to LOVE YOURSELF MORE❤️❤️ . I don’t think the parts of us are the problem, rather I think it’s the words from the people in our past. Let it goooooo and see all that you ARE!! The people in your life today could name 100 beautiful things about you — don’t you deserve to name the same about yourself? TELL ME in the comments what you are learning to love about you 😘😘😘 #loveyourselffirst
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Nursing on the trail in the winter? Not without my merino wool nursing top from @mer@merinowoolgreenrose and my hammock from @mad@madera_outdoor! 🌲 Use code ONTRAIL for 15% off a merino wool nursing top from @merinowoolgreenrose. 🌲 Use code MMLL40 for 40% off a hammock from @madera_outdoor / @hammocksneedtrees. . . . #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #beautifulbfing #extendedbreastfeeding #toddlerbreastfeeding #breastfeedingoutdoors #redefinemotherhood #adventuremamas #adventureparenting #outdoorparenting #outfamcommunity #canadianoutdoorfamilies #mymotherhood #momlife #hammocksneedtrees #greenrosemerinowool #merinowool #nursingtop #breastfeedingapparel #thisismysunday #dontforgetyourhat
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R had her last dance class tonight at @danceacademyofsr thank you Ms. Marissa for your guidance, fun spirit and inspiration. Guys, I’M NOT READY FOR ALL THIS!!! 😭😭😭
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February 22, 2018: the day of “Uh Oh.” She said it to me all day, and sometimes the context was right. Naturally, we listened to “Crazy in Love” so she could sing “uh oh” to her heart’s content! 🤣💃 • Can she stay this age forever?? • Sadly I know the answer to that. But I’m so thankful for the Internet to connect/share/learn and for Young Living, which empowers me to stay at home with her and still contribute to my family’s income. And as always, I’m thankful to all of you for your friendship and following along as I/we figure this mama thing out. 😊 Youngliving.com/ids 📷: @wilerweddings
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F I V E M O N T H S • Teagan talks and yells A LOT. • Her hair is so long it falls down now 😭 • Likes to blow raspberries. • Loves when Kuya Emerson talks to her. • Ticklish • Bad at napping. • Hates poopy diapers. • Prefers standing and jumping. • Does not stop rolling (hence picture #2). • Very petite: still fits some 0-3 month clothes.
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Immu-BOMB (vegetable capsules) . These little capsules have saved us countless times. Begin taking them when you first start to feel under the weather. . Ingredients: 4 drops Thieves Vitality essential oil 3 drops Oregano Vitality essential oil 2 drops Frankincense Vitality essential oil 2 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil . Organic fractunated coconut oi or any carrier oil of your choice . Preparation Add essential oils to an empty veggie capsule, and top off with organic fractionated coconut oil. If you want to make them in bulk, you can freeze them. Use within 2 weeks. . Application Take 2 capsules per day (one every 12 hours). We also recommend taking probiotic several hours after ingesting Oregano essential oil to aid in preserving the good bacteria in your gut. . Please note, if you do not use these as soon as they are prepared, the oils will designate the veggie capsule. #youngivingessentialoils #goletaessentials #yleo #momslife #hea#healthe #healthylives #health #mommy #stressaway #yloilers #healthyliving #healthykids #healthymama #healthyhomes #headtension #allnatural #livinghealthy #instamoms #wellness #unitedmotherhood #dreambig #momlife #honestmotherhood #chemicalfree #ihavemyoils #mymotherhood #immubomb #immunebooster
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Eeek the cutest teether ever just arrived on my doorstep! 😍 @littlepineandco have released a new range of items and colours including this beautiful golden colour which I am in love with! Go and check them out if you aren't already following, you won't regret it!!
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| Petite Abigaëlle d’amour et ses expressions faciales qui nous font craquer!😍| Quand le 3-6 mois est trop petit, mais que le 6-9 mois est trop grand haha!👼🏼| 📸: @valiegb | 👚: @littledeerhandmade | #AbigaelleSimard #LaVraieVie
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after a little morning rain, this afternoon it’s all sunshine and rainbows (with a 99.9% chance of puddle jumping) ☔️🌤🌈😍
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. Nike had it right with their slogan. [Don't over think] 🌟➡just do it . . . . . . . . Regrann from @quoteslift - Start walking! Doing things make us feel good... Overthinking stresses us. . . . . .
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Most days and moments feel a bit like a marathon and today has been no exception except for the past 20 minutes when ALL three kiddos have been sleeping at the same time!! This feels a bit like the beer garden at the end of the marathon 👊🏼 I’ve finally been updating my website and found this gem from last summer ❤️
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Just when I thought we’d seen the last of the stomach bug in our house, yesterday I woke up with a sick, mean chest cold. What gives!!! I was laying on the couch coughing and Presley says to me, “Mom, I want to bless you!” I think he thinks “bless you” applies to coughs and sneezes alike. And then he spent the rest of the night asking me if I was better yet and to stop closing my eyes because it wasn’t bedtime. Paper bear tried to take over for the evening but all I heard was “No, I want mom to pick out my pjs! No, mom brushes my teeth. I want mom to find the body to this lego head…” . Moral of the story: Moms don’t take sick days!!! Annnnnd... baby man buns are still winning in my book!! 👶#realmomsofig . . . . #parenthood_unveiled #nestingly #mom_hub #inbeautyandchaos #momswithcameras #documentlife #ourhappynow #themotherhoodcorner #momstyle  #motherandchildren #instablogger #makeportraits #wearthem #mymotherhood #thatsdarling #darling #darlingmovement #hereandhow #documentyourdays #dailyparenting #honestmotherhood #momsofinstagram #mot#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #ig_motherhood #flashesofdelight #motherhood #writeyouonmyheart
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we’re those annoying people in SoCal that get REALLY excited for cool weather so we can actually layer👌🏼😂. (and yes, I know he has one sock on. this is why he usually has bare feet because he kicks everything off!)
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#Repost @hollybbaking with @get_repost ・・・ I'm packing my bags! Well the diaper bag that is! #partnership You guys know how much I love baby gear and I'm so excited to be attending the @jpmababyshow in DC on March 24! If you live nearby and have little ones or are expecting this is an amazing chance to try out lots of cool baby gear and products. There will be over 200 baby brands there! I'm pretty pumped to be offering you guys a special discount code for 50% off your tickets if you want to attend (and you totally should!) To save use code: HOLLYB50 . . . . . . . . . . #dcbabyshow #babygear #dmvmoms #dmvmomtribe #dcmoms #motherhoodmoments #diaperbag #mamahood #mymotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #babyblog #parentingwin #parenthood_moments #parenthoodunplugged #mommyblog #momtobe #preggers #expecting #expectingmama
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I'm packing my bags! Well the diaper bag that is! #partnership You guys know how much I love baby gear and I'm so excited to be attending the @jpmababyshow in DC on March 24! If you live nearby and have little ones or are expecting this is an amazing chance to try out lots of cool baby gear and products. There will be over 200 baby brands there! I'm pretty pumped to be offering you guys a special discount code for 50% off your tickets if you want to attend (and you totally should!) To save use code: HOLLYB50 . . . . . . . . . . #dcbabyshow #babygear #dmvmoms #dmvmomtribe #dcmoms #motherhoodmoments #diaperbag #mamahood #mymotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #babyblog #parentingwin #parenthood_moments #parenthoodunplugged #mommyblog #momtobe #preggers #expecting #expectingmama
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Every time I tell him to stop putting his hand in his mouth I get that face🤦🏽‍♀️👶🏽 3months old yesterday and 64cm/25inch, this kid is on his way to challenge his daddy (6"4)😬 #BabyNathan . . . . . . #newmom #alhamdulillah #babyfashion #babyson #motherhood #instamom #mummyblogger #capturingmotherhood #sheismotherhood #parenting #instamama #instafamily #magicofchildhood #candidchildhood #dailyparenting #fashionkids #mymotherhood #igmotherhood #mtlblogger #babystyle #momwithcameras #ltkkids #motherhoodrising #montreal #momlife #babyboy
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This is my life right now 🤦🏼‍♀️ #sickkids #momlife
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My firstborn, my fire & fury, my only daughter. The older she becomes, the more I'm caught between loosening those apron strings & tightening my grip. We are in the thick of teenagehood, & her need for independence is stronger than ever. Doors open to new opportunities, new risks and new temptations, and Big E will have to navigate those, in the main, by herself. These teenage years; they're a whole new test #eldestofthree #teenagehood #mymotherhood #minime #thisismymotherhood #onlydaughter #thejuggleisreal #braceyourself #parentsofteens #yesthereisabiggap #workingmama
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Nothing worth having comes easy, and that’s just it. More on the blog ——> link in profile
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Before becoming a mom I didn’t realize I would get such a kick out of dressing my little girl up👧🏻slapping the biggest bow I could find on her head🎀and making her hold a ridiculous sign💁🏻‍♀️🍀 #momlife #raisinggirls . St. Patrick’s Day outfit @pandthelion {code: wildhearts} Choker @allchokeredup {code: acuff} . . . . #mommyhood #momlifeisthebestlife #parenthood #mommylife #honestmotherhood #dailyparenting #unitedinmotherhood #our_everyday_moments #letthekids #simplychildren #kidsforreal #cameramama #clickinmoms #thebloomforum #postthepeople #documentlife #momtog #mom_bub #motherhoodthroughinstagram #documentingmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #oneofthebunch #inbeautyandchaos #simpleandstill #momentsofmine #mytinymoments #nothingisordinary #kindredmoments
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I’m currently sitting at the DMV, not my bed, finally taking care of one of those things I mentioned procrastinating about in my stories yesterday. 💪🏽✨ Note to self: next time, just book the next available appointment instead of thinking it’ll take less time if I walk in. (I blame the baby brain) 😂😂 thankfully I have a bunch of podcast episodes on my phone to help pass the time!
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This momma's heart was in a puddle on the floor after capturing this sweet moment! _ Moments like this make all the motherhood struggles worth it! The sleepless nights, the blowouts in public, the tantrums, the constant repeating and more. _ In moments like this you see kindness, compassion and genuine love come from your tiny human and everything else instantly fades away. _ Moments like this let you know that you are doing alright at this mom thing! 🖤. . . #themotherhoodhustle #momshelpingmoms #momswhoblog #sisterlybond #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodunited #motheroftwins #mymotherhood #motherhoodmoments #thisismotherhood #sisterlylove #twinmommy #twinlifeisthebestlife #twinsandmultiples #motherhoodisdarling #getaftergrateful #capturethemoment #capturethelove #simplemoments #posttheordinary #toddlerootd #targetkids
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#TBT 2009. When SignShine was a toddler. #star #twinkle #babysing
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My favorite place on earth. 💙 Cloudy and cold today but loving the extra snuggles with this cutie. God has been so very gracious to give us this precious boy. We prayed, we cried, HE answered! Fussiness and all I wouldn’t trade this baby for anything! And when he smiles it melts everything else away... I’m so thankful! #forthischildweprayed #GodisagoodFather #joyfulmamas #theblessedlittlewifey
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We’re amazingly designed, multi-sensory awesomeness. It’s no wonder, that the spaces that resonate most appeal to our senses—textures, sounds, lighting and aromas combine to enhance our experience. Scents are super powerful emotional triggers—the smell of jasmine transports me to my grandparent’s house, whereas a blend of orange, clove and cinnamon is always the smell of Christmastime. Scent marketing techniques work because they evoke the cozy feelings that remind us of home—like freshly baked cookies became a tool to sell homes. • Got a go to scent? Curious...🤔 • When I smell____________________, I am totally transported to___________________. Bringing that scent into my space would make me feel_______________________. ✨👃🏼✈️❤️✨ • #designyourlife • • • • • • • • • • • • #ihavemyoilsnowwhat #essentialoils #naturalbeauty #thatsdarling #healthylivestyle #mymotherhood #momlifeisthebest #instamoms #smpliving #pursuewhatislovely #howwedwell #inpiremyinstagram #howyouhome #mycovetedhome #homewithrue #heartcentered #sparkjoy #aromazone #oilylifemadesimple #yogalife #pursuehappy #joylife #liveintentionally #pursuitofjoyproject #intentionalspaces #vibrantliving #sevainteriors
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'You are my greatest adventure.'
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When you become a parent, family takes on a whole new meaning. 👶🏼👧🏽👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️🧔🏽👩🏻🧒🏾 There are those you hold in your arms each day and there are those you hold in your heart too. 💕 Your friends, your neighbours, your allies. These are your family too, the ones you turn to when you need someone to hold you. 🏠 It’s love that keeps you together and makes you strong. . . . . . #family #dailyparenting #humansofjoy #love #ittakesavillage #littlefierceones #oureverydaymoments #candidchildhood #amomentinmotherhood #longdaysshortyears #noordinarykids #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodalive #mymotherhood #raisingthoserascals #mumsofinstagram #mumlife #fatherhood #dadlife
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This beauty is one of the starter kits that gets you your own membership to order what and when you want from the only place we get our household items, toiletries, baby products, and my makeup, as well as the purest essential oils out there. If you’d like to get your membership with this kit or any of the other kits, including makeup, I’ll send $15 back to the first person who signs up with the link in my bio. Today only!
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Here’s the thing about oils: you have to be consistent to see the results you want. Just the same as working out/eating good - it takes more than one day to see the benefits. Stick with using oils and you’ll be so glad you did 🌿 #plantpower
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We just love these from @darling . Tag someone below who exemplifies this in your life 😘
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A favorite #tbt 😍 and throwback to 6 years ago when I was nearing 42 weeks pregnant and I was eating all the egg plant parmesan and trying out all the other old wives tales. I can't believe we are approaching six. I remember the day we decided to have a baby. The day of the + pregnancy test. The day the nausea hit, it was the same day of my first doctors visit. The day the heart beat couldn't be found so I got to see you on the ultrasound. The day I threw up in a patients trash can. The excitement when I could finally wear maternity jeans. The day we found out you were a girl and the very first outfit we bought you. 6 seems so old and my heart aches to do it all again but instead I enjoy you. You and all the memories to come. ............ #sweetsassyandsix #unitedmotherhood #birthday #unitedinmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #ohheymama #motherhoodrising #teammotherly #mymotherhood #mymamahood #stopdropandmom #momentsinmotherhood
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Neulich hatten wir Besuch von der fabelhaften @pam@pamelarussmann, die mich (& Eloise) für ihre Reihe MAMA TALKS auf @salon.mama portraitiert hat. Das Interview, in dem ich etwas ausführlicher als hier auf Instagram erzähle, warum ich überhaupt alleine Mutter geworden bin, wie es mir bisher mit dieser Entscheidung geht und wie mein Umfeld darauf reagiert hat, findet ihr nun auf salonmama.com. 📸 by @pamelarussmann #interview #portrait #mamatalks #singlemom #singlemombychoice #mymotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motheranddaughter
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It is amazing the things our brains choose to remember + what it chooses to “forget”. I will never forget the birth of each of my girls. Their sweet, swollen faces as they were placed on my chest. Ariya gave us a run for our money. Weeks of prodromal labor + two “false” alarms.. Her birth story is one that will be embedded in my brain for years to come. Her + I worked so hard to have a completely unmedicated birth but that just wasn’t in God’s plans. I will be posting her birth story on the blog super soon. Please bear with me, as baby girl is just a week old today + I’m still adjusting to being a momma of 3.
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I’ve got a wine in my hand and a baby on my hip #momlife
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It's been snowy and cold out so we've been staying inside and doing lots of this. ❄️💗❄️ #ariarose #pm_cozy #pk_connection
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Let’s be real. I wanted a cute shot of her today but this more accurately shows our morning. What is she throwing a fit about? Oh not being able to play outside. Sorry Lyla we got another snow day! But this time it’s ice and that’s not really something we can play in 😬
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“If there's love in a house it's a palace for sure.” (Tom Waits) We live pretty small, saving for our future home and we’re typically all squished together, usually in one area. It’s the happiest and most content time in our whole family. I know that I’ll look back on this season in our little treehouse and have some of the very best memories to look back on. #sosothankful
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Fresh fruit + Fresh flowers + Peace and Calming ll and Orange diffusing. #theseareafewofmyfavouritethings
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Some days I eat handfuls of M&Ms for breakfast. And some days I eat bowls of fruit. Today was one of my less shameful days 😜 #ilikeoldbooks #yesthatsanoldlogarithmbook
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Trying to relax and take it easy so my body can heal. Binging on Netflix and chillin with my boy. What’s your favorite shows? I need something new!
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I’m very, very good at this. 💁 photo: @everydayharts chosen by mod: @chasingmcallisters #motherhoodthroughletterboards
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Hey YOU! You’re incredibly special and irreplaceable and worth more than you know. We promise.
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Happy Thursday! ‘Call Your Mother’ and ‘Strong as a Woman’ Tees 💕
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Baby bump + oils 😉 For all my praying friends, yoga pals, + meditators — frankincense is the ultimate calming + grounding oil. Most people know of it as the one given to baby Jesus in scripture. This stuff is powerful friends! + I love that God gave it to us in nature for such amazing support. Who’s heard of or used frankincense before ?!?
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. Apparently this is the place to be...rocking out to some alphabet tunes on her @vtechtoys "computer" 😁🌟 . Swipe left to see all her happy dance moves . . . . .
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Sprogget
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