If you’ve been following our stories this weekend then you know it’s been a rough few days. Hudson broke his arm in the safest fall of his life 🙈 I told you this boy is our wild one. He wasn’t even being wild! Sometimes it’s so confusing to why things happen. I’m 4 cm dilated, baby could come at any moment. But here we are planning follow up x-rays and appointments and I’m just praying that I can be all things to all of my sweet boys. Which leads me to my #mommytipmondays. Mom guilt is SO real. And I think our expectations can be so unfair to ourselves. So today I challenge you mamas to release what you can’t control. There’s a Creator, a Savior, a Healer, a Redeemer that can and will fill in the gaps. None of us deserve grace but He gives it to us ABUNDANTLY. So let’s be quick to give grace to others and ourselves. Let’s replace mama guilt with mama grace and walk in the truth that we are His and He is really good at loving on and taking care of His children! For more mommy tips, head to @theempoweringmama@firstname.lastname@example.org @twinjamjam@maggielampros@whatadear@email@example.com @jesskilbane@thecashells@hi_lovely@vicki_wootton@mymountainwild@relatosdefamilia@theempoweringmama
We’re still going strong vacationing! While in some ways it feels like just as much work balancing all the naps, feedings, clothes, diapers, etc. it’s also wonderfully helpful to have family around. Whining and fights still happen, but overall I’d say these girlies are loving the vacay life! Now we’re off to the lake for a little pontoon boat ride ✌️
You guys. Yesterday was such an amazing day!⠀
Let me tell you a little backstory: because in the beginning of our Autism journey I didn’t talk about it much.⠀
Last summer, I was still under the assumption that I was dealing with a “strong willed” child and a speech delay. The idea that she may have Autism didn’t even cross my radar until.....⠀
My bestie and I decided to take the kiddos to an amusement park (very small one, geared towards small children). She had been totally uncontrollable for most of the day. But I knew I had to make the call when she rode the carousel: with my friend mind you, who had to use all her strength to contain her. She was so scared and overstimulated she tried to jump straight off that ride with ZERO regards to her own safety.⠀
I left that amusement park in tears, hobbling out, carrying her like a football, with my 7 month pregnant body feeling absolutely broken.⠀
I knew I would be facing some challenging words in the coming months and I wasn’t quite ready to face the music. I eventually did and we’ve worked with her so insanely hard. Which lead to yesterday!⠀
Yesterday, this brave little girl chose to ride the carousel again! And not only did she ride, she rode twice AND remained calm! Something so small to other parents was a huge mountain for me. But today, I was smacked back to the reality that is Autism. Back to destruction, aggression and the works.⠀
This is where I choose to walk in faith, even though I cannot see what the future holds for us. I know we are in HIS hands. I was chosen to be her mommy. And just like all of us, she has a purpose to share with the world. And it’s my job to help her do it!⠀
What are some mountains you’ve all moved recently?
I’m crying at how adorable this is! My extremely talented friend @sarcarol drew this family portrait us our family 😭❤️ go check her out, she’s amazing!
Posted at: 2019-08-18 19:19:59
| YOU ARE ENOUGH |
Das #Mamasein ist eine der schönsten Dinge der Welt, aber oft auch sehr herausfordernd! Oft genug rennen wir irgendwelchen Idealen hinterher oder eifern vermeintlichen Super-Müttern nach... und streben nach Perfektion! Am Ende kostet uns das alles eine Menge Energie und wir haben im schlimmsten Fall sogar das Gefühl zu versagen. 😔
An all die müden und ausgelaugten Mamis da draußen und an alle Mamis, die denken, dass sie Versagen und
an die Mütter, die am liebsten einfach nur zu Hause bleiben und schlafen möchten und an alle Mamis, die sich einsam fühlen, egal ob alleine im Zimmer, oder unter Leuten:
YOU ARE ENOUGH
Du bist genug! - so wie du bist! So und nicht anders sollst du sein!!!! Du gibst jeden Tag dein bestes!! YOU ARE AMAZING
Wisst ihr, was toll wäre? Wenn jede von euch einige der tollen Mamis ihrer Insta-Community in den Kommentaren unten markiert! 🙋🏼♀️🥰 📸: @polly_payne thank you so much for this motivation 🧡💪🏻 .
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Posted at: 2019-08-18 19:01:56
Did a 'mum thing' today...
Probably should have got the tuff tray out BEFORE I got the messy play crap out. 🤦🏼♀️
Posted at: 2019-08-18 18:58:41
🌙 N i g h t N i g h t 🌙
Da var kvelden ENDELIG her, og ungene er i seng 🛌 🙌🏼 Vi har hatt en kjempefin helg, selvom dagen idag har bare vært innedag - men må ærlig innrømme at nå trenger mamsen egentid 🛋📺🍷
Nå ser vi fram til den kommende uken 🌿 Fredag er dagen hvor Oliver får lagt inn dren i ørene, og vi både gleder og gruer oss 😄😬 Gruer oss til selve innsettingen, gleder oss til det er over - og ting forhåpentligvis blir lettere ♥️
Ha en fortsatt fin søndagskveld 💋
Posted at: 2019-08-18 18:50:42
This gorgeous printed glitter sunflower bow is hitting the shop on Thursday! 🌻
Posted at: 2019-08-18 18:49:03
I loved this beautiful sentiment and had to share.
This man’s wife is his standard of beauty and none can compare. Why? Because she bore his children. What a beautiful gift us women are given, to bear children for the men we love. And how refreshing to see this man recognize the sacrifice and celebrate his wife’s beauty in that creation of life.
Posted at: 2019-08-18 18:43:22
12 weeks. Our little babe is the size of a ripe apricot. I’ve been craving all the foods. Nausea comes and goes, but really hits hard when I forget to take my medicine. (Which I forgot yesterday so I’m in bed sick today 😭😭😭) I’ve been feeling the sweetest little flutters for about a week now. I thought I was crazy, so I asked my OB & she said it’s very possible to feel them earlier after multiple pregnancies. Baby’s heartbeat has been in the 170’s (wives tale says girl) but I’m carrying very low (wives tale says boy) any guesses on what baby will be? We’re waiting till birth to find out the gender, so we’ve got arrow 28 more weeks till we find out 💗💙🌈
Posted at: 2019-08-18 18:25:39
It’s a good day for some Jesus. ❤️ happy sabbath everyone!
Happy Sunday 🌼 This print is still available and we will not be restocking!! Snatch it in our Mod dress for fall 🌾 Reopening |8.22.19|
Posted at: 2019-08-18 16:08:38
”Vielä tänään sinä painat varovasti jalkasi lattialle ja tunnustelet
kestääkö se askeliesi painon.
Vielä tänään tarraat kiinni käteeni
ja liikut hitaasti samaan tahtiin kanssani.
Mutta riemastuneessa ilmeessäsi on
jo lupaus huomisesta:
Minä menen, minä juoksen,
minä lennän eteenpäin!
Pysy perässä äiti,
olen matkalla seikkailuun!”
Children truly are a gift from God, and every mom has been entrusted by God with her children. Even on the days you lose your cool, mess up, or are so tired/frustrated/stressed you feel like giving up, you are still just the right momma for your kids. God doesn’t make mistakes. He knows why those kids needed YOU. And He knows why you needed THEM! And He will give you the strength and grace each day to keep doing your best to love and raise your kids well!💗
But friends, amidst the work we are doing with our kids, we MUST also work at giving other moms freedom to love and raise their kids in their OWN WAY. Sometimes moms are some of the worst critics of other moms, and as soon mothering doesn’t look like our own, judgements fly. We overlook her demeanor/strengths/personality, that her family/kids/dynamic is different than ours, and we forget that we do not know her battles and inner struggles. Often we just see something different and judge. (Disclaimer: I am obviously excluding abuse here.)
Examples...Even THE BEST MOM might not want to breastfeed. She’ll have a toddler who will melt down in Target for the 15th time. The best mom might not desire to homeschool her kids. She might actually feel like a better mom when she is able to still have her career. Even THE BEST MOM might have two kids who can’t seem to get along, or a middle schooler who gets caught cheating. She might even have a teenager or adult child who makes a crap choice (one she completely disagrees with) that has a severe consequence and breaks her heart. Been there.💔
Moms are already acutely aware of their own shortcomings. And they are especially sensitive when their kids do things they do not approve of (children do have their own wills, afterall). But judgement is never the answer. Grace is. Just because another woman mothers DIFFERENTLY, does not mean she is mothering WRONG. And just because her kid did ______, does not mean she is a bad mom.👩👧👦 We’re all just trying to do our best with our beloved children...and I truly believe we should try to do our best with each other, too. Stand in solidarity with other mommas — it is so good for all of us!👭 #childrenareagift#momsunite
Posted at: 2019-08-18 16:02:15
Found this amazing beach on our last day in Roma!
Posted at: 2019-08-18 15:51:47
🌅Constantly reminding me to capture little moments & enjoy them to the fullest...even if it's sitting down to color in the middle of the driveway for 3 min before Church!😄
Oh Bentley B- you make me smile, even though you're skipping naps like it's your job!😃 Her fave activity right now- coloring & drawing circles💟
No matter how busy life is, make sure to enjoy the little things!💟
What's your kiddos fave activity right now?⤵️
Posted at: 2019-08-18 15:39:48
Posted at: 2019-08-18 15:36:40
Let’s just say I’ve had better days and better weekends.....having a sick toddler is so draining. But here’s a picture of this cutie and I’m hoping she doesn’t get sick either.
Posted at: 2019-08-18 15:21:42
“Well done is better than well said.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Happy Sunday from me to you as I continue on my journey to win at life 😋
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Posted at: 2019-08-18 14:53:22
In case you were wondering why you haven't seen the kids lately....
Tag a mom who shares my pain and follow @imightbefunny1 for more laughs.
Posted at: 2019-08-18 14:36:09
MUM 💫🦋 Becoming a mum is a journey. Through each phase you meet more of yourself. It makes you rise above yourself. Far beyond what you could ever imagine is possible. You carry what needs to be carried. Your children keep asking you to grow and to keep opening your heart. Unconditional love. Loving without understanding. Letting go and trust the connection of oneness to always find each other. 💫
My mum and I used to be so close. We shared everything but when I became a mum and went through my spiritual transformation I was starting my journey in becoming.. and this was a time that my mum had to let go and trust me to always feel our connection as one. To trust me to always find my way home as soon a I got my wings. And she did 🙏🏼💫🦋 .
From the moment I got pregnant my life changed forever. A constant sacrifice of unconditional love. Infinite giving to make sure my kids receive everything their soul needs to keep their light shining.
The love and care that you receive as a child of your mum is so sacred. It is an energy that only flows in 1 direction. From a mum to a child. It’s about constant creating space for them to be free to find their way. The kids give back by becoming. By being free spirits. So sacred 🦋💫 Thank you mum @mariejose8549 for always trusting me and for your sacrifices of unconditional love.
I love you!
You know it’s a good day when you have the playground to yourself!!
At first she was a little bummed that there were no other kids, but once she realized she didn’t have to wait she was more then happy to have the playground to herself!
Happy Sunday friends 💕
What is everyone up to today?
Healthy Habit 9: Be kind to yourself (Self-love). 🥰 When things get stressful or difficult, and maybe aren’t going as planned...I used to beat myself up and have a vicious inner monologue. 😫 “You’re not good enough”. “This is too difficult “. “You’re not smart enough”. “You’re too overweight”.
We’ve all had those feelings at some point or another. But what we think about ourselves manifests in every other part of our lives. It took me over 40 years to learn to love myself & to course correct how I speak to & think about myself.
Do you relate?
I’ve met some of the most gorgeous people (inward & outward beauty) & learned that even they struggle with this. .
Self-love is the best love affair of your life. And I’m not talking about arrogance or or being full of yourself. It’s a self love that gives confidence, strength, empathy, courage, & kindness. It’s an ability to self-soothe & feel good in your own skin.
We all have something valuable to offer the world! ❤️So, love yourself! Because it makes the rest of life so much sweeter!
Happy Sunday, Loves! #selflovematters#youareenough❤
I don't know what it is that makes me love you so
I only know I never want to let you go
'cause you started something, can't you see
ever since we met you've had a hold on me
it happens to be true, I only want to be with you
[Bay City Rollers]
I (stupidly?) chose this particular stage in my life to start watching The Handmaid's Tale. I think I started season 1 when Ari was a few weeks old and am up to speed now.
Let's just say she gets some extra cuddles because of that show.
Have you seen it? Are you a fan or is it too much?
I can’t quite believe we have a walker; from 9 months he’s been taking independent steps and now at 11 months there’s no bloody stopping him 😱. Time for his first shoes; we chose @clarkskids because it’s some sort of rite of passage I’m sure! 👟👟 #firstshoes