Buh-bye September sunshine! 👋 So apparently yesterday was the first “official” day of autumn and I am here for it! It’s my absolute favourite season. I love the cold days, dark nights and of course the countdowns to Halloween and Christmas! That said, the summer of 2020 has been an amazing one, and I feel that Arabella and I have come into our own. We’ve had many a picnic, been on plenty of adventures and went on the loveliest holiday to Hastings. Here’s one of my favourite pictures of Arabella from this summer rocking her @primark .kids sunnies! 😎 What’s been your favourite memory from the summer of 2020? ☀️ #hastings #eastsussex #ukmums #ukmumsquad #ukmummyblogger #ukmummy #mumblog #thisismotherhood #mamasofinstagram #parentsquad #mumtribe #mumblogger #raisinggirls #raisinggoodhumans #beingamum #mummydiaries #kentmums #honestmotherhood #honestmothering #mummyclub #instamums #instamummy #mamadiaries #discoverunder3k #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k
This post is going to be a lot different from my regular feed. . Recently a youtuber/blogger I have followed for years @caseyhl91 . Has recently gone through a pregnancy loss and my whole Heart as gone out to her & her family during this time. 🤍 . I can sympathize so much with her because I too, also had a pregnancy loss. I feel like it’s such a silent topic that no one talks about or knows how to talk about it. Which there really isnt any right word to say to someone during the time. . It took a lot out of me mentally & emotionally of thinking WHY me and WHY did this happen. Or if I had only known sooner maybe I could have saved this baby. Those are questions that only god could answer. Some days are okay and some days I’m still a mess over it , 2 years later. . I will always be thankful for gods plan , he blessed our family with sweet Kenley Rae only 22 days after the passing of our 👼🏼 angel baby 🤍 . For anyone going through this or has gone through this , there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. You do it in a way that makes you feel the most comfortable. Time may not heal ALL wounds but it makes it hurt a little less
Feels so good to have completed this project. The smile on Jack’s face was seriously priceless! . . . . @petiteknit #ankerssweater #sadnesgarn #merinowool #knittersofinstagram #nevernotknitting #knittingaddict #knittersgonnaknit #thatsdarling #dailyparenting #proudmama #ig_motherhood #motherhoodunited #candidlife #honestmotherhood #magicofmotherhood #momlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #honestmothering #simplychildren #momcommunity #our_everyday_moments #littlejoys #motherhoodcaptured #momsofinstagram #mynameismama #momunity #momslivinghappy
I feel like so much that’s posted in this space is only scratching the surface. We don’t often share the fights, the late night frustrations, the giving in/up... and yet those experiences are what shapes the content I share here. I try to keep it as real as I can for all of you without actually subjecting you to the chaos of it all. But what service am I offering, what’s my level of transparency if I’m not sharing the good and the bad? It’s something I’ve been struggling with lately. • I love this platform, it’s helped me connect in a season of disconnection but there’s something happening here in #instaworld that feels off... ya know? I can’t help but compare myself, I struggle like everyone else. My life, my feed are the grounds for this comparison. I see so many people claiming they’re giving it all... but how can you? And if you’re not truly sharing it all then what aren’t you putting out there and why? • Anyone else feeling a little uneasy in this space lately? #britthavenspresets #authenticmotherhood #honestmotherhood
Three Months of Zach 🧡 Is official newborn status over now? I can’t believe how fast this has gone. Zach is now the happiest little boy now he’s adjusted to his dairy free milk, you would not believe the change it’s made. He is constantly smiling and gooing and has finally fallen into a routine. Swipe for the last three months ⬅️⬅️⬅️ #threemonthsold #thatmamaclubig #acupofmotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #mymotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodunited #motherhoodmoments #documentingmotherhood #mamahood #realmotherhood #honestlymothering #stayathomemomlife #mumoftwo #lifeandlensblog #mumlifeuk #mumlifestyle #motherhoodquotes #boymama #boymomlife #honestmothering #themagicofbeingamum #momunity #lifeasamama #slowmotherhood #togetherwemum #workingmumlife #motherhoodalive
And then it happens... One day you wake up and you’re in this place. You’re in this place where everything is entirely new, but has never felt so right. Your heart is calm. Your soul at peace. Like everything you’ve ever needed is right before your eyes. And it is. This is it, Mama. This is motherhood. 📷: @taylergolden #nestedmag #thisismamahood
I. Don’t. Want. To. Hustle. I. Don’t. Want. To strive. Not in marriage. Not in Motherhood. Not in finances. Not in schooling my children. Not in ministry. I don’t want to write out goals and not stop going until those goals are achieved. I’m not following algorithms or doing research on how to reach more people.. Can I tell you a beautiful truth when you partner with Holy Spirit in everything you do? When you listen for Holy Spirit and follow His guidance and instead of striving after dreams you’re striving after knowing Him (where rest is found ) You enter a beautiful place where the pressure is off, beautiful dependency is found, and you don’t have to strive to try and make the impossible happen... when you partner with Holy Spirit in everything you do All you have to do is what Holy Spirit says and He will open the doors when He feels that it is the right time.. there’s no pressure for you. No time limit. No worrying about it being taken away from you because where Papa puts you, man can’t take away from you. I’m learning to give Holy Spirit everything in my life.. the dreams He gave me. My children. My husband. My future. I do what He says with them and I give it my all with no pressure because i know in my weakness He is strong. Where I fall short He measures up. What seems impossible for me is a door He has the key for. Oh friend, let’s stop the striving. The late nights. The no sleep. Let’s stop trying to “get there” and know that right now you are exactly where you’re supposed to be. ❤️
Have you ever had that eye opening moment when you see your child do something so terrible you think to yourself “where would they ever get that?!” and then you realize, they watched you do it. Recently that happened to me when I told Magnolia no, she started crying,walked over to the wall and screamed out as she smacked the wall. She’s 15 months old. She didn’t come up with that on her own. It’s a bad habit that I learned along the way and apparently she’s watched me do it. The worst part is, I can’t even remember doing it in front of her in my conscious memory. Another time I was in the store with my son when a man, very rudely, hit the side of my cart, didn’t say “excuse me” or “sorry”, just walked away. Tucker must have seen the expression on my face, because he took the words right out of my mouth when he said “that guy is a fucking asshole”. Mind you, he’s 2. There was no one else to blame but me in that situation. I can tell my children how they should act, how they should handle emotions, and what they should and shouldn’t say… but unless I display that myself- it doesn’t matter. That has been a hard pill for me to swallow. I have a lot of bad habits; I’ll be the first to admit that. They’re habits that I know I don’t want to see in my offspring, but here we are. I think in toddlerhood, this has been the HARDEST thing for me. I, as the Mother, am constantly being examined. I have 2 small humans depending on me to learn their way through life, almost purely by example. I mess up, a lot more than I’d like to admit. We’re all human, none of us are perfect all the time (right?! pls tell me I’m right ). I apologize to my children more times than I can count. I get down on their level and admit I’m wrong, and try to demonstrate how to do a better job.. and you can count on one thing- I’ll mess up again. There’s no end or suggestion to this post. It’s just to point out that we’re all trying out best, and most of us feel like we’re failing 90% of the time. So, if your children have your temper locked in a pint sized body & are dropping the F-bombs in public… pull up a seat at my table, grab a drink & we’ll try again tomorrow.
Progress pics have become so controversial. Health at any size IS possible, but unless you know your metabolic markers, you can’t claim health. Go ahead, come at me! 🤷🏻♀️ Everyone should know their A1C to determine if they are one of more than 50% of Americans who have diabetes. So many don’t know It! Body positivity confused me at first. It made me feel it was *wrong* to look for progress, but honestly, sometimes progress is the only thing that helps me start my workout or make that healthier food choice. It motivates me in the moment and no longer triggers me. It’s also something that I’ve put a lot of effort in working through with a counselor, but I know It’s different for everyone. For some people it’s still triggering, and all reactions are valid. But I’ve decided it’s not going to stop me from talking about it. There are things going on in the world right now that trigger me. That doesn’t mean people should stop talking to protect me - that means I should pinpoint what’s triggering me and seek help to work through it. I’ve come a long way in my unhealthy relationship with dieting. I used to be motivated by progress in the wrong way. Seeing progress meant: If I could just work out longer, eat a little less, I could reach my body goals. Now, progress means: I’ve made promises to myself to keep my body & mind healthy. Honoring that means exercising to lower my insulin resistance & help my mental health, heathy foods to fuel my body, choosing fun foods to fuel my soul and not feel restricted... So if you’re confused like I was just know this - it’s ok to feel either way. It’s often a compass to guide us to where we need to work. What progress doesn’t mean is that I was “worse” before or “better” now. Its simply a documentation of keeping a promise to myself, and to help push me forward when I don’t want to do the thing - because I’m not always going to WANT to do the thing. Sometimes honoring that means taking a rest day. Sometimes it means using the 5 Second Rule to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! Because it’s what is best for my body & mental health. When you do that, eventually progress will naturally come, and that’s ok. Double tap if you agree!🙌
When I was little I remember the feeling of knowing that my mom and my dad has my back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I felt so happy, so brave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I felt that I can do everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I felt invincible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I still can taste that feeling and think sometimes that is no other feeling better than that.
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Haven’t slept? Haven’t showered? Needing alone time? Want to take a nap? I have a secret.....you’re allowed all of those things. . It’s so easy as a parent to put your needs last, I can be guilty of it, I think we all can. So here are ideas for making ourselves a priority: 💥 work to understand what you need and what you’re ok sacrificing. 💥 lean on your girl gang. 💥 ask for help . . . #sosheslays #empoweringwomen #womendoitbetter #girlboss #bossbabe #boss #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealth #motherhood #womensupportingwomen #femaleempowerment #femalehustler #instaquote #parenting #momtruth #theverymom #motherhoodquotes #motherhoodunited #motherhoodlife #motherhoodmoments #mymotherhoodjourney #modernmama #lifeasamama #honestmothering #fourthtrimester #4thtrimester #unitedinmotherhood #candidparenthood @lets .talk.about.motherhood
How to shake a shitty 👇👇 If you caught my stories the other day you would have seen that I was in a bit of a funk. No real reason why.. probably the whole 3 kid thing 🤣 But after a few days (ok maybe it was a couple of weeks ) I couldn't stand my own pitty party anymore. So I decided to shake things up & get some control back. My top tips for shaking a shitty are: 1. Self care. Shave your legs, put some make up on, a nice lippy & fancy clothes (aka not active wear 😜 ). Earrings make me feel fancy so I popped my @madebyemilyau beauties on for dinner tonight 2. Move your body. Any kind of movement will get the endorphins flowing 🙌 3. Write a to do list. But the key is to only put a few things on there that you know you can accomplish. Nothing drives the success train better than crossing things of a list! How do you shake a shitty? Ps.. if any of these tips have helped save this post (or tag a mama that would find it useful ) so you can refer back to it when you need it ❤
Holding strong boundaries with your kids is a self care super power. Stop minimising your own needs to reach every whim of your children. Show them how they can hold their own boundaries and stay true to what they need to feel safe and care for themselves. Your needs are just as important as your children's so hold your boundaries to care for yourself so that you have so much more capacity in your parenting. Do you struggle with boundaries with your kids? Is this something you wouldn't have considered as being "self care"?
Another Fall vibes outfit coming at you! Featuring my favorite new cardigan and shoes! I just ordered 2 more of these Gills in 2 different colors. I am OBSESSED! My most asked about shoes and trust me they’re so good! They make every lounge outfit look stylish and chic. Which is great for me because during the week this is my life 😅 What’s better than pajamas that double as trendy outfits? Screenshot this picture and head over to the @liketoknow .it app to grab this cardigan and these shoes! #liketkit http://liketk.it/2XgGb
Oh my goodness these two make my bloody heart melt twinning in their matching @coastclothingcompany board shorts and rashies 😍😍😍! My boys are now all decked out and ready for a fun summer spent by the beach 🏖. I took so many photos of them dressed like this I couldn’t pick a favourite! Caaauuties 😍! Use code ‘PILCHER30’ for 30% off ☀️☀️☀️!
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Are you feeling overwhelmed and tired of it?⠀ ⠀ There are so many misconceptions when it comes to getting out of the overwhelm...⠀ ⠀ Having helped several people now overcoming this, I know what works short term and what works long term.⠀ ⠀ It is not use to lift the overwhelm by taking a weekend away only to come back on Monday and start the cycle again.⠀ ⠀ The solution that works forever is implementing a routine that is suitable FOR YOU and doing the work. At the end of the day, there is no other way around it!⠀ ⠀ What is it that you feel the most overwhelmed by?⠀ ⠀ Drop me a DM with "overwhelmed" if you'd like a place on my program to say bye to the overwhelm forever!⠀ ⠀ Let's get you on top of things NOW!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #successmindset #prioritize #successgoals #konmari #clutterfree #mariekondo #stayorganized #homeorganization #kitchenorganization #simpleandstill #singleparent #realmomstyle #honestmothering #momlifebalance #momlife101 #productivitytools #timemanagementtips #simplicityparenting #parentinginthewild #parentingstyle #declutteringtips #organizeyourhome #parenthood
Some unsettled feelings in toddlerdom this week. Feelings are running high. Maybe due to coming back from holiday & the transition to “normal” life. ⠀ ⠀ So the diffuser is on this morning, with my old favourite Balance & some Wild Orange 🍊 too. ⠀ ⠀ Helps everyone in the room, not just my son. Balance to do just that to our emotions & to help my son feel grounded & us stay present with his big feelings. ⠀ ⠀ Wild orange to uplift the mood. They’re a beautiful combination together & an easy way to help. Not just for toddlers, for anyone who is in need of some balance & grounding right now! ⠀ ⠀ #themagicofbotanicals
As lovely as it was having softplay all to ourselves yesterday, it kind of hit home as to just how few mum friends we’ve made during maternity leave, and it broke my heart a little bit. When I first fell pregnant and started planning my maternity leave dates, I was super excited to go to all the baby groups and drink coffee at softplay surrounded by all my mum friends whilst discussing sleep and eating habits, it’s what we all picture, right? And now my maternity leave is over, and all of my mum friends are on my phone, spread all over the country. ⠀ I’m lucky enough to not be going back to work - and actually starting a degree at the beginning of next year, which is super exciting but a post for another day - but at this rate, baby groups won’t be starting back up until at least the beginning of next year anyway. So, I guess it’s just me and you for a little while longer baby.. 👩👧 ⠀ [ #babysoftplay #softplay #partymanworld #lonelymum #studentmum #studentmumlife #studentmummy #happybabies #babiesbabiesbabies #chattycaptioncommunity #raisingtinyhumans #honestmothering #togetherinmotherhood #thecaptionclub #theycallmemama #modernmama #lifeasamama #joyfulmama #joyfulmotherhood #mamahoodinsquares #mothersunite ]
Children inspire us to be better for their sakes and ours. 1. I want to be more patient and aware of my emotional triggers. 2. To have better self control with social media. In what way are you trying to improve yourself because of your child? Shot with #Canon5Dmarkiv @canonindia_official #familygoals ❤️ #outdoorshoot #familyportraitphotographer #talesofthemoment #thelifestylecollaborative #indianfamily #indianmommy #funwithfamily #babygirldresses #womenphotographers #whenengineerclicks #indianmombloggers #indianmommy #indianmominfluencer #indianmommyblogger #delhimoms #gurgaonmoms #familypotrait #familyphotosessions #honestmothering #parentingjourney #mommyhoodsimplified #momentsinmotherhood #talesofthemoment #treasured_childhood #motherdaughterphotoshoot #motherdaugther #motherhoodunplugged
Welcome to the new norm. Working from the car while a kid does an activity. New rules mean no parents can watch (understandable ), so I hit up my car with a hot drink and use it as a working block. Or, in today’s, a fall decor Pinterest searching block with a sprinkling of work. ⠀ ⠀ And if I’m being honest, I love it! When we stopped all of our activities in March, I initially thought I wouldn’t go back to doing so many things with the kids. But as things started to open up my kids were absolutely desperate to get back to their normal activities. They thrive with structure, and they thrive having outlets such as tumbling, cheer and dance. And I thrive with the quiet time I get in the car 🤣⠀ ⠀ #confessionsfrommycar #cheermomlife
Man! I just love this crew of mine. Every day of this crazy year has just brought us closer together as a fam. We have never, ever thrived more than we are now. It feels pretty wild to be honest, given all the circumstances. I hope tomorrow is similar as it was today. Working from home, going on walks, feeding the ducks, dance parties in the living room, playing board games and praying together to end the night. I love them. I love them. I love them. And the best days are yet to come.
Are your actions in alignment with how you want to feel? ⠀ ⠀ @heatherchauvin_ asked this in her mini training this week called Live Alive. ⠀ ⠀ When was the last time you felt alive? Really alive? ⠀ ⠀ I had to really think about this one. ⠀ ⠀ And especially because it’s 2020 and we all know what a year it’s been. ⠀ ⠀ But taking action even when it’s uncomfortable is how we get to the place where we want to feel alive, to feel healthy, to feel sexy, to feel strong, or to feel powerful ... it’s the only thing that will get us there. ⠀ ⠀ So get uncomfortable and go for what YOU want. ⠀ ⠀ Take action.
Yes, your relationship with your partner will change. Oh, will it! Yes, your relationship to your own mother will change. Yes, your relationship with your mother-in-law will change. And even the relationships you have with your girlfriends. Oh Mama. The relationship you have with yourself will change drastically. It’ll be soul-shaking, groundbreaking “who am I?!”, identity crisis level...changing, once that baby is born. We don’t talk about this enough; that when you’re born a mother, your identity shifts and you’ve got some discovering to do of yourself too. Phew, it’s a lot of change all at once. It’s a lot of role shifting, expectation navigating and staring in the mirror looking at a stranger. And it takes time. It takes time to get to know yourself. So be easy on yourself. Your body has changed and for so many women, who have already spent years of their life trying to accept their pre-baby body...it’s now a whole other level of body acceptance. Your goals and aspirations have changed. Maybe it’s career still or maybe it’s a yearning to stay with your child. Your values and beliefs are morphing as you think about the world in which you’re raising your little one. There’s so much change in yourself. So take some time to get to know yourself too. Date yourself. Ask the tough questions and reflect on how you’re growing, where you need support and where you just need to turn inwards and listen to yourself again. How have you changed since becoming a Mama?
Just going through my camera roll and missing my baby while she sleeps 😭🥰 // #emmabarbararas
Motherhood is: becoming a pillow. A soft place for them to lay down. Lay their head, ideas, questions, feelings... and man! The feelings part has been hard for me lately. The feels are HIGH in this house right now -Much like the noise- and I have not been the softest place to land. At least not as soft as I’d like to be. Anyone else? Any tips? Bookmarking the “think before you speak” page in the parenting handbook for all of us. #mothering #chickenlittle #motherhoodis . . . #parenting #beingamom #bestjob #honestmothering #gospelcenteredparenting #gospelhome #emotionsmatter #gooutside #pooldaze #momlife #softestplacetoland #beapillow
Soft / Strong In you these contradictions must coexist • Soft, like safety Strong, like sacrifice • So many hats to try on, they don’t always fit • Peacemaker Protector Provider Teacher Nurturer • Light like tickles and giggles and cookie crumbs • Heavy like tantrums and worry and wits’ end • Attention pulled taught in a million directions • Love that keeps going and fuelling and filling • . . . #motherhood #poetry #momlife #honestmothering #motherhoodjourney #spilledink #poetsociety #poetsofinstagram #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #parenthood #becomingparents #nzmama #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram
🎶 Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place and I can picture it after all these days 🎶 One of my favorite Fall pics of Rowen from last year 🍂 • • • You can shop his outfit here 👉🏻 http://liketk.it/2XcnV #liketkit @liketoknow .it #LTKkids #LTKfamily #LTKbaby #oldnavystyle #witchplease #kidsstyle #fallfoliage #autumnvibes #omahanebraska #omahablogger #ohheymama #letthemplay #allthehearteyes #honestmothering #thatsdarling #momlife #cameramama #fashionkidsbest #ministyle #halloweenoutfit #kidsofig
These are the two playful little ones who keep me busy and happy at the same time. They can be quite demanding especially when it comes to story time (they woudn't sleep without me reading to them at least one bedtime story ). They, together with their three kuyas, are my constant. They are the reason I am called a mom. And speaking of being a mom, have you signed up for 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗺'𝘀 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯? It's Mom Club Monday today and perks include up to 20% off deals and an additional P100 off voucher. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!!!! #ShopeeMomsClub #ShopeePH #momiberlinforShopeeMomsClub #momtribe #momtribeph
It’s harder this time isn’t it?🔒 On the way into undoubtedly another lockdown. Knowing how hard it will be. How hard it is to be isolated, to fill the days, answer all the “why not”s from little ones, focusing so hard on keeping them distracted and smiling, that you push aside your own feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Feeling so helpless so just praying that the end isn’t too far away 🙏🏼 • • • #lockdowntake2 #covidsucks #family
Omg y’all look who finally stayed still enough to take a picture with mama!!?!! 🥰🥰 Sure there’s a random shirt on my chest but I was not risking him moving along to get it off for a perfect shot lol, you get what you get am I right?? 👏🏻😅 It’s crazy how fast babies grow right before our eyes. He doesn’t want to be held by mama much anymore, he just wants to go go go. He’s seriously the most active 1 year old I’ve ever met. If I want to get cuddles in now I literally have to chase him down lol 😅 I love it though. I love how curious he is. I love that we make everything fair game for him (within reason ) so he can take the lead and explore and learn the big world around him. I just love watching him grow. It’s all so fascinating and makes my mama heart explode! 🧡
How we feel about being one day closer to the weekend! This week has been a difficult one for me and Alora. There’s been a couple of days that she’s been aggravated and I don’t know why. Being a mom of an almost-two-year-old has it’s days lol! She has the sass of a 12-year-old and I’m struggling to keep myself sane lol! I have to remind myself that she’s human and she has emotions and off days just like me. Some days we cry and some days we dance and today we did a little of both! Are you guys as ready for the weekend as we are? . . . . . #toddlerinfluencer #lifeofmom #thatmomlife #socialmediamom #sharetheeverymom #rawmotherhood #honestmothering #mamahood #myhonestmotherhood #mommystruggles #thisismotherhood #blackmoms #motherhoodintheraw #honestmotherhood #terribletwosherewecome #mommynetwork #toddlermoodswings #toddlermood #toddlerfun #blackmommas #blackmomskillingit #blacktoddlers #cryitout #consciousparenting #momlifestruggles #momtribe #momvibes
Had the morning alone with these two goobs and it was the reset my mama heart needed. Listen, foster care is a trip y’all. We love our boys. Period. But with that comes so much heaviness. Heaviness for the brokenness they are experiencing, heaviness for the trauma they have lived through, heaviness for their family, heaviness for what is to come, for the unknown, for the known, heaviness for the effects on our children. But there is also so much joy and beauty. God truly weaves together beauty from ashes. You will never convince me that god planned for the boys story to look this way, but it’s clear that he takes the bad, he takes the sin, and he weaves in joy and beauty among it. So, while we wait (because that is 90% of foster care 🙃 ) we will sit in those moments of joy and beauty and pray they carry us through the ugly ✨We’ll also get a puppy, because there obviously isn’t enough chaos happening around here 🤷🏻♀️ . . . #fostercare #thisisfostercare #fostercareawareness ohheymama #motherhoodrising #honestmothering #ourlittlelife #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #motherlyspaces #motherhoodsimplified #wilfandfree #fostercare #fosterlove #myhonestmotherhood #thisisfostercare #mytinymoments #fostercareawareness #heyhomehey #makehomematter #myhomeview #pumpkins #frontporchdecor
✦ Family Reintroduction ✦ We're Dâmares, Florian & Aurore (4 ). I'm brazilian, he's french and she's born in Brazil and now we live in the Luxembourg border. He works (do not ask me more about it ) and I've been a housewife since 19 years old, when I moved to Paris. Now converted to homeschooling mama. This makes my whole adult life inside home and without bills. It's very weird for conversations with others (and even for my husband to accept ), because I don't really know life's responsabilities. I lived with a psycopath and survived domestic violence and hell for five years. It's been a long journey. [continues in the next post] ⒷⓇ Reintrodução Familiar, somos Dâmares, Florian & Aurore (4 ). Sou brasileira e ele é francês e ela é nascida no Brasil, e hoje moramos na fronteira do Luxemburgo. Ele trabalha (não pergunte muito a respeito pra mim ) e sou dona-de-casa desde os 19 anos, quando mudei pra Paris. Hoje transformada em mamãe educadoras. Em outras palavras, durante toda a minha vida adulta, nunca saí de casa ou tive contas a pagar - e isso faz conversas estranhas com outros (e difícil também pro meu marido de aceitar ), pois não conheço de verdade as responsabilidades da vida. Vivi com um psicopata e sobrevivi violência doméstica e o inferno por 5 anos. Tem sido uma longa jornada. [continua no próximo post] - That's one of our favorite candid pictures in a summer garden from one of the best places we lived. Breastfed up to 3y. Uma de nossas fotos favoritas espontâneas num jardim de verão num dos melhores kugares que vivemos. Amamentei até os 3.
Dear White Mothers: The saying “I’d do anything for my child”, does not only apply to you. I know it’s easy to judge without experiencing someone’s lived experience, but do try. Educate yourself, put yourself in other people’s shoes and try to understand what makes someone embark on a dangerous journey because what they’re leaving behind is much worse. Families belong together, don’t pretend to fight for all children while excluding ones that need protecting, grace and representation. “Immigration Nation” on Netflix is a good start❤️ Happy Monday