#kidspotmoments photos & videos

5 days ago

Been there! ⁠⠀ Babe sleeps on his tummy and when he falls asleep in our arms, trying to get him back into his cot without waking him is near-impossible. ⁠⠀ It's possibly one of the most nerve-wracking things. Because honestly, once you've gotten them to sleep, there are few things worse than them waking up for round two of resettling. ⁠⠀ .....⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #babysleep #infantsleep #sleepproblems #resettling

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1 weeks ago

Literally follows him around like a little puppy dog 😍⁠⠀ When I was young, my family nicknamed me Xerox (like the photocopier ) because I always wanted to copy my big sister. Now I know what they were banging on about. ⁠⠀ This kid seriously thinks he is four already - tries to play with his brother's legos, takes all of his toys, bashes down his towers. ⁠⠀ But really, all he wants to do is hang with his big bro! Where has my baby gone?!?! 😫⁠⠀ ......⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #brothers #brothersforlife #bestbuds #puppydog #xerox #copycat #bigboy #wherehasmybabygone #growinguptoofast

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3 weeks ago

This was me for the first five months of the babe's life... mainly because he would only sleep on either me or daddy, but also because it was delicious. Having the preschooler home during lockdown meant the newborn was in the carrier and I didn't get the shuteye pictured though 🙄⁠⠀ Now though, we've boot camped him into his cot, he's linking his sleep cycles and slowly slowly, consistently sleeping through the night. ⁠⠀ I'm sure more of these days are in my future... because #kids . ⁠⠀ But I'm also sure that some days, both kids need this. And you know what... some days, so do I! ⁠⠀ 📷: @growupbrite ⁠⠀ .....⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #productivemum #productivity #letthemrest #letherrest #resttime #snuggles #cuddles #babysleep #newbornsleep #infantsleep #sleepcycles ⁠⠀

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3 weeks ago

When the baby wakes up from his naps, I try to give him a bit of wake-up time rather than whipping him out of his cot. He rolls around and chats to himself, and sometimes I'll pop some books in there for him to look at (read: chew ). I'll potter around upstairs, put a load of washing on, tidy the rooms, and then I'll get him up and we'll head downstairs to play. ⁠⠀ But, when his big brother is around, this happens instead. And my golly gosh does it make my heart melt 💛⁠⠀ .....⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #bestfriends #bestbuds #brothersforlife #brothers #brotherlife #bestbigbro #besottedwitheachother #reading #bookworm #books #booklovers #bookworms

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4 weeks ago

Big cousin around? Put him to work. The biggest and the littlest going for a stroll. ⁠⠀ In actual fact, the big one just took the pram off me because he wanted to help. The relationship these two have is pure love. The big one is old enough that he genuinely helps out - he gives his little cousin his bottle, cuddles him and plays with him. He brings him to me when he's crying and sings to him to comfort him. It's amazing to watch. ⁠⠀ I thank my lucky stars every day that my kids are growing up so close to their cousins. It's truly such a special relationship and one I know they will cherish for the rest of their lives 💙⁠⠀ ......⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #cousins #cousinsarethebest #purelove #mylittlehelper #bestbuds #pramlife #pramlyfe #cousinlife #specialbonds #specialmoments

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4 weeks ago

Lols @jesscarpenterwrites - hit the nail on the head right here! ⁠⠀ The latest for mister-almost-four is that daddy loses his pyjama pants and night nappies, only to find them on his head a few minutes later! The giggles are adorable... the hyped-up child, not so much. But if it gets daddy putting him to sleep, I'll take it! ⁠⠀ @danawinik_munchdietetics - reminded me of you! ⁠⠀ .....⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #sleep #childsleep #bedtime #kidsbedtime #dadtime #daddytime #momentswithdad #bedtimeforkids #sleepytime #sleep #sleeptime #thethingswedoforlove #thethingswedoforkids

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5 weeks ago

How do you spell "Cup"? Dom: "I.K.E.A"

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last month

Ok, so the babe hasn't gotten the hang of driving his car... but the older bro has definitely got the 'look after my younger sibling' idea down pat! ⁠⠀ When I see moments like this, I know that despite the arguments that are surely in our future, they'll always have each other's backs 💙⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #brothers #siblings #boymum #boysquad #bestfriends #bestbuds #brotherhood #boys #momentslikethese #familyiseverything #familytime #besties #mummoments #brothersforlife

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last month

Bioplastic Suncatchers 🌸🌼🌹🌻🌺🌱🍃🌿 foraging in the garden for these gems . 1 part Gelatin 4 parts boiling water . Mix and pour into plastic cup or mould with your flowers/leaves/sticks . Let it set in the sun for 2-3hrs

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last month

When you lose someone you love, every moment of joy is sprinkled with just that little bit of heartache. You wonder how they would have reacted if they were here. You wonder how you would do things differently with them by your side, because I can almost guarantee things WOULD be different with them around. When I suddenly went into labour with my second son, much earlier than anyone expected, I was thrust into the unknown. You may think that because I’d already had a kid without my mum around I’d know how to handle it, but truth be told, I was scared shitless all over again. Bringing another soul into the world is nerve wracking. Could I do this all over again without her? Of course. I don’t have a choice. But it’s hard. Especially when he does things for the first time - like sitting up, crawling, or trying to launch himself into his toys rather than crawling through the very-adequate door on the other side of the car. How I wish she was here to giggle at these moments with me 💕 . . . #mumlife #thisismotherly withoutmymum #motherlessmother #motherlessdaughter #grief #griefjourney #losingalovedone #realmotherhood #lifeafterloss #familyloss #missingyou #copingwithgrief #copingwithloss #familyiseverything #losingmymum #livingwithgrief #losingaparent #lifeafterloss #alifetimeofgrief #livingwithloss #thisissparenthood #parenting #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged

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last month

These two are the epitome of the saying: cousins are those childhood playmates who will grow up to be forever friends. ⠀ They fight like brothers... but they also LOVE like brothers. ⠀ Born 11 weeks apart, they have grown up like siblings. They argue. They want the same toys and sometimes they don’t share. But they ALWAYS look after each other. ⠀ My son gave his cousin his bunny the other night because he was sad. My nephew helps my son feel more confident in big group situations. They are chalk and cheese in personality. But that’s what makes them love each other so fiercely. ⠀ My nephew was my son’s first ever friend, coming to visit us in the hospital wrapped snuggly in his pram bassinet. ⠀ They’ll go right through school together and while they may not be in the same class, they’ll know the other is there, not too far away, if they ever need each other 💙 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #cousins #foreverfriends #bestfriends #bestbuds #familyislove #foreverfamily #familyisforever

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last month

With a name like Jessica and a husband named Daniel, our kids were never going to have common names. At school, in my year alone, there were six Jessicas. Six! While it's great our kids have uncommon names, finding them pressies in the souvenir stores is proving very difficult! Even our 'traditional' Rafael is spelt the less-common way. So, here's to spending a shit-ton of money trying to personalise things for our kids! 🙄⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #namingkids #kidsnames #uncommonnames #kids #souvenirstores #personalisedgoods #personalisedpresents

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Jul 2020

A month ago, my son broke his arm. ⁠ Yep, that's him getting his cast put on. ⁠ I thought the worst... the x-ray would freak him out, the cast would scare him, the pain would be horrible. But boy did this kid surprise me. ⁠ Not only was he excited about the x-ray (because X is apparently his favourite letter ), but he sat beautifully to get his cast put on and was so super proud to show all of his friends at kindy. ⁠ Then, came the dreaded removal of the cast, cutting saw and all. While I brought headphones to disguise the noise of the saw, rather than watching YouTube on my phone, he watched the physio saw off the cast, then calmly pulled his arm out. He even touched the saw before they started cutting! ⁠ It just goes to show that kids, when given the chance, take things in their stride. Often, it's the parents who are more stressed. Case in point! ⁠ HUGE thanks to @bondi_junction_hand_therapy for taking such excellent care of us! ⁠ Boy does this kid have some stories to share when he's bigger 🖐️⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #brokenbones #cast #handtherapy #brokenarm #braveboy #boymum #kids #theycansuresurpriseus #xray #castremoval #bondijuctionhandtherapy #brokenbonessuck

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Jul 2020

I never had the guilt because bottle-feeding my children was a choice for me, but I don’t think enough mums hear this from others. It’s not about how they are fed, it’s about how they are LOVED. And it’s about how you, as a mum, nourish and care for your baby, whether that be breast, bottle or tube. Our babies don’t mind how they’re being fed, as long as they’re being fed and enveloped in love by a happy mama. So to the mums feeling guilty about feeding, about sending kids to daycare, about having to work or even about sitting down for five seconds, listen to your guilt because it’s real. But remember, YOU are their number one. You’re their safe space. Give them love and they’ll give it back ten-fold ❤️ . . . #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #breastfeeding #bottlefeeding #fedisbest #lovedisbest #bottleorbreast #safespace #mumguilt #realmotherhood 📷: @scarymommy

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May 2020

Its my birthday eve! It’s a strange thing to be having a birthday during a pandemic that’s for sure. But there are so many ways to still make it fun and special. I have one of my besties coming over in the morning with her kids for some cake and a play date (first one since before covid19! ) and I’ve done a fair bit of online shopping and have a few @spell packages coming 😆 This will be my first birthday that seraphina can actually understand, she’s so excited to give me my presents tomorrow and thats what makes it SO special 💕 #birthdayeve #spelldesigns

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Mar 2020

Today was a baaaaad day. The newborn wouldn’t sleep properly which meant constant visits to his room to try and settle him. By lunchtime, the three-year-old was well and truly over it, and when his baby brother cried at 5pm, his little face dropped. His words: I’m sad because it takes ages for you to come back down and play. Heart. Broken. This gig is rough. The big one is so used to so much stimulation from kindy that he craves activities and routine during the day. Unfortunately though, the newborn didn’t get the message 😩 Reset tomorrow! . . . #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #coronavirus #covid19 #stayhome #selfisolating #shutdown #kindyshutdown #schoolshutdown #lockdown #howmanymoredays

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Mar 2020

When my first son was born, I agonised for a while about breast or bottle. After some discussions with my psychologist and my husband, we decided the best thing for me and my family was to bottle feed. Having gone through the trauma of losing my mum only a year previously, it was important for me to be able to hand over my child if I was ever feeling too vulnerable to look after him the way he needed. This time around, while the reasoning is still sound, it’s also just a hell of a lot easier for me to bottle feed. So I am. Many people question the ‘bond’, saying one of the key benefits of breastfeeding is the attachment between mum and bubs. But here’s the thing... this is my seven-week old son holding my hand while I feed him. He grabbed my finger. He stares into my eyes while I feed him. We sing, we smile, we sigh through our bottle feeds. Our attachment is there and it’s real! It’s special. And no matter how I’m choosing to feed my kids, I’m their mum and I always will be - nothing will take that bond away ❤️💙 . . . #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #bottlefeeding #fedisbest #bottlefeed #bottlefed #bottle #pigeonbottle #newbornfeeds #newbornlife #newborn #baby #newbornbaby #motherbabybond

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Mar 2020

Bloody Mary anyone? Here’s a little cocktail concept I put together for @kidspot #gooddayattheoffice

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Mar 2020

Sunday arvo chill session! This kid has been such a cranky pants lately. I’ll forgive him because he’s only seven weeks old. They say when a kid is cranky, you should ‘just add water’ - give them a drink, let them play with water or give them a bath. But it’s also a matter of ‘just add fresh air’ - it’s amazing what happens with a little sunshine and a lovely breeze! Fave wraps right there too, thanks @belliesandbeyond ❤️ . . . #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #justaddwater #freshair #summertime #summer #bondibeach #justaddfreshair #kids #toddler #newborn #newbornbaby #sydneysummer

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Feb 2020

Last night our son’s room sprung a leak. I know it pales in comparison to people who watched their roof blow off or those who are dealing with a lot more flooding but it was honestly the last thing we needed with a newborn in the house. ⠀ After shuffling furniture, carpet and kids, we finally collapsed into bed at around 11 (to then be woken at 11:30 and 3:30 by the newborn for his feeds ). ⠀ Suffice to say, today has been exhausting as we juggled the kids and started the process of putting our son’s room back in order so he can sleep in there as soon as possible, including shifting all the furniture (again ), putting on the industrial fan and tonight, putting on the heater to help dry the carpet out. ⠀ What cheered me right up though was breaking loose and having a quick boogie with the kid to Bluey in the middle of the living room - an excellent way to put a smile on anyone’s dial! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #newborn #newbornandtoddler #swappingrooms #roomshuffling #motherhoodunplugged #sydneyweather #sydneystorm #sprungaleak #kids #bluey #blueyobsessed #weather #storm #ludostudio #blueypod #gottabedone #forreallife @officialblueytv @weplayludo

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Feb 2020

When we had our older son, I was very careful about letting him self-settle from an early age. I don’t know whether it was just first-time mum desperate for a break or voices in my head telling me I had to teach him how to sleep on his own. Whatever it was, there’s no denying it helped him become such an incredible sleeper. ⠀ BUT, this time around, I’m allowing myself to enjoy these newborn cuddles a whole lot more. I know I’m never getting these days back. I know how quickly the days and weeks go. I know how quickly they grow up into threenagers with boundless energy. And in the blink of an eye, I’ll have two teenage boys who no longer want to cuddle their mum. So I’m most definitely making the most of them while I can 🤗⠀ Side note... if you’re due soon, you NEED to get your hands on some @belliesandbeyond wraps. They have been lifesavers, especially in this heat! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #newborn #newborncuddles #newbornsnuggles #newbornphase #newborndeliciousness #kids #belliesandbeyond #wraps #swaddles #newbornsleep #summer #kids #differentkids #differentsiblings #enjoyingthenewborn #newbornlove

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Jan 2020

I could just kiss this face right off 🥰 I think he’s days away from walking! He’s been walking more and more everyday, just trying to build up some more confidence 😉 #babyboy

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Jan 2020

Ask any second or third or even fourth time mum how they’re feeling before they welcome the next kid and chances are they’ll talk about how their other kids are going to cope. We had very little expectations on our three-year-old, simply answering questions when they came, listening to his concerns and taking him to buy the baby toys and books. He has watched the nursery unfold and has chosen the baby’s outfit to wear home. He talks about helping us look after the baby and how he’ll get his nappies for him when he needs to be changed. But nothing, absolutely nothing prepares you for the bond. When our oldest son met his baby brother he was a bit timid at first, not really knowing what to do. But the moment he saw him out of the bassinet, he fell head over heels in love... hard and fast! Seeing his amazement and awe, and watching how he has already started to dote on his baby is absolutely magical. Sure, there’ll be fights in their future, but the pure love that is radiating at the moment is truly special and something that I will cherish for the rest of my life 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 . . . #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #parenting #siblings #siblingbond #bigbrother #littlebrother #birth #baby #boymum #boyfamily #brothers #brotherbond #brotherlybond #siblingconnection #siblingbond #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged

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Jan 2020

Mum guilt got me good the other day. ⠀ We had a scheduled c-section planned - we had decided on a date for medical reasons but also because it allowed us time to settle our older son into his new kindy. With so much changing in his little world, we wanted to focus as much on him as possible. Well we planned, baby laughed. And his early arrival meant I missed my big one’s first day at his new kindy. I was stuck in the hospital and absolutely heartbroken. I know he won’t remember who took him to kindy. I know I will be dropping him next week. I know he did amazingly well all things considering. But even though I take comfort in all of these things, I still also know that I wasn’t the one to take him. Your heart doubles in size when you have another kid but the guilt does too 👶🏻⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisisparenthood #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #mumguilt #parentguilt #kindy #bigboykindy #guilt #sibling #babybrother #csection #birth #hospital #siblings

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Jan 2020

So this happened... a tad earlier than we were expecting but hi there buddy, welcome to the family.⠀ Last Monday, after having a few spasms in my stomach, we decided to call the hospital for advice. Because this little guy was transverse, we were instructed by our doctor to go directly to the hospital should anything unusual happen. After going back and forth about whether it was ligament pain or just the baby pushing on my organs, we bit the bullet, bundled into the car and off we went. Within 20mins of arriving at the hospital, the midwife confirmed I was having contractions. Within an hour of arrival, I was being prepped for a c-section and within two hours, our little precious boy was placed on my chest. What a whirlwind. ⠀ He took us completely by surprise, arriving at 37 weeks, weighing 2.78kg with no medical reason for why he wouldn’t wait. ⠀ It just goes to show, you can plan all you bloody well want but babies have their own ideas and don’t you dare get in the way of them! 💙⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #parenting #thisisparenthood #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #surprise #manplansgodlaughs #birth #birthstory #surprisebirth #littlebrother #littlebro #babybro #babybrother #labour #contractions #csection #emergencycsection

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Jan 2020

Holidays sometimes mean endless play dates, errands to run with mum and dad and loads of activities ... which is why it’s so important to have one of those PJ and play days. Today is definitely one of those days! 😁 . . . #thisismotherhood #pjsandplay #pjsandplaytime #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisisparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #playtime #endlessplay #chilling #chillout #chillsession #homebodies #holidaytime #bringonkindy #holidays #summerholidays

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Jan 2020

My son doesn't really like to get messy. Sure, I don't either, but messy play is something we've always encouraged, whether it's playing in the dirt, squishing kinetic sand or painting with his hands or feet. Yet despite all of our efforts, every time kindy did some messy play with paint or shaving cream, this little one chose to dig in the sandpit or play on the equipment rather than get dirty. ⁠⠀ So this summer, we've focused on everything mess. We laid out an old sheet and the hubby took one for the team (mainly because I'm at that point in my pregnancy where the floor is non-existent ) and let the little dude rub paint all over his face, arms and legs. And you know what, my son asked to do it over and over again. Turns out, all it took was one of us getting messy too. Thank goodness for dad! 😛⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisisparenthood #workingmum #workingparent #workingmother #worklifeintegration #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #motherhoodunplugged #messyplay #childdevelopment #messyplaytime #messyplayfun #playtime #summertime #summer #inthesummertime #outdoorfun #outdoorplay #dadmoments #dadsrule #dadsrock

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Jan 2020

From my polkadot minis and I, happy New Year friends 💖 Thank you for being here, with your company, comments, likes, views, saves and shares helped me to share my message across this channel. ⁣⁣ We learned together, we grew together, thank you so much. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I can’t wait to see where we will be in this 2020 and all the tips we can share with each other. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We have started the year at the beach with friends. And it has been quite refreshing 💖⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On my stories I share my biggest 9 of 2019 (also on my highlights ) and I am loving all the direct messages I have been receiving. Thank you, I love connecting with you on a personal level. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Also on my stories I share a template of 9 reasons you are grateful for this new year that you can screenshot and share with family and friends 🎉⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How are YOU feeling this first day of the year? How did you start it?⁣⁣ ⁣ 🙌🏼

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Nov 2019

I look at my little champ and I can’t believe how quickly she is growing💖 Here she is ready for her running sessions but first MILO! 👊🏼⁣ ⁣ If your kids love MILO like mine, you need to know that MILO has launched a new MILO 30% less added sugar but with the same 100% MILO taste 💪 My daughter has totally approved it😋⁣ ⁣ Now tell me how do your kids prefer their MILO? Hot or cold?⁣ Mine, cold but I love it hot even in Summer😜 what about you?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #MILO30less #MILO #itsgottabeMILO #sp @nestle ⁣ ⁣ : )

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Nov 2019

: ) or :( ⁣⁣ what do you decide today?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Remember, whatever life presents to you, you are stronger than that and your attitude can really make the difference💖⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Reminder for yourself. Now pass it on to someone else you love.⁣👇 ⁣⁣ Let’s have an awesome day💪⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣ #kidspotmoments #melbournemums #melbournemum#aussieparents #girlmum #mummasgirl #socialmethodsociety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #mamahoodinsquares #mymotherhood #tiredmumsclub #mumswithhustle #mumguilt #mumsquad #mumsgroup #mumssupportingmums #mumpreneur #girlbossesau #momquote #beingmum #mumclub #mumfriends #kidsquotes #twinmom #raisingtinyhumans ⁣⁣ #letsbattlethistogether #aussiemums #instaquotes

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Oct 2019

Or anyone in real life! We all deal with life issues differently! Some just HIDE it better than others.⁣ ⁣ Today is World #MentalHealthDay and as you know I live with depression, it is so hard sometimes to keep going and that one thing I think it hurts us more is comparing ourselves to others.⁣ This false perception of the perfect life that so many of us are comparing our own lives to. ⁣ ⁣ I know social media is not the only thing to contribute to this but I think it has a lot to do with it. ⁣ We all have issues. We are all humans. Sometimes we decide not to share it because it's private, because we want to focus on the positive things but that doesn't mean we are not suffering inside👊🏼⁣ ⁣ Remember for most influencers what you see on their instagrams is not their every day real life what you see is their work. Their job is to inspire you so don't think they are perfect, because they are not, they are still dealing with the same issues we all deal with.⁣ ⁣ So, even if your friend posts a beautiful photo of her having a magic time on a beach somewhere sipping cocktails or an awesome family holiday vacation, don't assume that what you see on social media is a true reflection of how that person is feeling, still ask your mates how they’re doing. It’s become very easy to put on a 'brave face' via social media, but we all know that absolutely all of us have bad days.⁣ ⁣ Mental Health is a serious issue in our society but if we all work together as a community we can help many people to see the light again.⁣⁣ ⁣ Let's ask them. Let's listen to them. Let's be there with them💖⁣ ⁣ Now, how are you really feeling today, mama?

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Oct 2019

One on One dates💖 This little Miss was my date today. She had school off so I decided to enjoy our time and do what we know best, go shopping and have a coffee together with muffins and cheesecake😋 ⁣ ⁣ As soon as I told her we were going to do that it totally brighten her day and she said “Yay, mami, I can’t wait to have our “día de chicas” back -girls day out in Spanish-”.⁣ ⁣ It made me think, how important is it to pause and give each child their own one on one time with you. We used to have our chick days when lil’sis used to go to day care but then school came a long and it became a little more difficult to be able to have our dates as lil’sis also was bigger and she didn’t want to be left out. Beverly really missed her one on one time with me and I missed listening to her so much. ⁣ ⁣ It is so different when your child can really talk directly to you without being interrupted by another sibling or without the need to fight for attention -because let me tell ya, we all know how horrible they can behave for attention-. ⁣ For me, it really gives me the opportunity to understand her feelings, her needs and get to know more about her personality that unfortunately every day seems to be more like mine😂 hey, karma, well played🙈⁣ ⁣ What about you? Do you have one on one dates with your children? What do you do to make it happen?⁣ 🎉

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May 2020

Its my birthday eve! It’s a strange thing to be having a birthday during a pandemic that’s for sure. But there are so many ways to still make it fun and special. I have one of my besties coming over in the morning with her kids for some cake and a play date (first one since before covid19! ) and I’ve done a fair bit of online shopping and have a few @spell packages coming 😆 This will be my first birthday that seraphina can actually understand, she’s so excited to give me my presents tomorrow and thats what makes it SO special 💕 #birthdayeve #spelldesigns

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Nov 2019

I look at my little champ and I can’t believe how quickly she is growing💖 Here she is ready for her running sessions but first MILO! 👊🏼⁣ ⁣ If your kids love MILO like mine, you need to know that MILO has launched a new MILO 30% less added sugar but with the same 100% MILO taste 💪 My daughter has totally approved it😋⁣ ⁣ Now tell me how do your kids prefer their MILO? Hot or cold?⁣ Mine, cold but I love it hot even in Summer😜 what about you?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #MILO30less #MILO #itsgottabeMILO #sp @nestle ⁣ ⁣ : )

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Jan 2020

From my polkadot minis and I, happy New Year friends 💖 Thank you for being here, with your company, comments, likes, views, saves and shares helped me to share my message across this channel. ⁣⁣ We learned together, we grew together, thank you so much. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I can’t wait to see where we will be in this 2020 and all the tips we can share with each other. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We have started the year at the beach with friends. And it has been quite refreshing 💖⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On my stories I share my biggest 9 of 2019 (also on my highlights ) and I am loving all the direct messages I have been receiving. Thank you, I love connecting with you on a personal level. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Also on my stories I share a template of 9 reasons you are grateful for this new year that you can screenshot and share with family and friends 🎉⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How are YOU feeling this first day of the year? How did you start it?⁣⁣ ⁣ 🙌🏼

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Oct 2019

One on One dates💖 This little Miss was my date today. She had school off so I decided to enjoy our time and do what we know best, go shopping and have a coffee together with muffins and cheesecake😋 ⁣ ⁣ As soon as I told her we were going to do that it totally brighten her day and she said “Yay, mami, I can’t wait to have our “día de chicas” back -girls day out in Spanish-”.⁣ ⁣ It made me think, how important is it to pause and give each child their own one on one time with you. We used to have our chick days when lil’sis used to go to day care but then school came a long and it became a little more difficult to be able to have our dates as lil’sis also was bigger and she didn’t want to be left out. Beverly really missed her one on one time with me and I missed listening to her so much. ⁣ ⁣ It is so different when your child can really talk directly to you without being interrupted by another sibling or without the need to fight for attention -because let me tell ya, we all know how horrible they can behave for attention-. ⁣ For me, it really gives me the opportunity to understand her feelings, her needs and get to know more about her personality that unfortunately every day seems to be more like mine😂 hey, karma, well played🙈⁣ ⁣ What about you? Do you have one on one dates with your children? What do you do to make it happen?⁣ 🎉

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Aug 2019

Today my husband entered to the bathroom and said “geez someone needs a hair cut” 😂 I know right💇🏻‍♀️ having kids and long hair are two things that don’t go together🙈⁣ ⁣ And yes Sundays are the only days, I can really wash my hair with patience and let it dry properly without using a hair dryer or putting it up in my typical mumbun! So today while my hair was drying I decided to try some new products that to be honest I was going to gift my husband for Father’s Day but after his comment I decided to enjoy them 😂 And I am glad I did because this new Noelle line is super relaxing. ⁣ ⁣ What about you? Are you ready for Father’s Day?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎉

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Sep 2019

Ok mama, challenge accepted. I watched a video from @wannabebalanced challenging her audience to take cold showers for 30 days. ⁣ ⁣ I know right, crazy!!! Especially in this cold weather😓 I was like “meh, no way” but I watched her youtube video and then watched a few more of other people on why it is important for our health to take a cold shower once in awhile. ⁣ The mental health benefits were the first thing to made think "yeah⁣ ..maybe I need this" Then I thought "hmm the skin benefits, yes my skin it's going to thank me”.. But it was not enough to hook me in. Then I watched a Ted talk and this guy said that taking cold showers really helps you to change your life because it takes you out of your comfort zone. It makes you challenge yourself and takes your "if" excuses away. And I was like hmm right! ⁣ ⁣ I grew up in Peru, where we had cold showers, we didn’t even have a roof over our bathroom, even on the coldest winter day we would be showering watching birds flying overhead 😂, I recall myself being happy, fresh, having awesome skin/hair but most important I wasn’t afraid of anything. I went for it. ⁣ My routine was full on: English classes at 7am, work at 9am to 4:30pm, uni from 5 to 10pm.⁣ ⁣ I even started running at 5:30am🤓 Geez my life was busy, then I married an Aussie that boiled himself in hot water😂 yep hot showers for the last 10 years, Victoria is so cold!⁣ ⁣ And yes! You can think maybe my body/mind got tired, maybe it’s the age or just being a mother… But I hate living with depression, I am tired of being afraid to speak in English in public. I am tired of thinking I am not good enough. I want to grow my business and I don’t want any more excuses!!! I need to leave my comfort zone and be me! Yes, I will try this, see how it goes and let you know. ⁣ ⁣ So, today was day 1. And what can I say, I yelled that much that I probably woke up my whole neighborhood 🤣 well just my husband, he ran in to see what was wrong lol🙈 He didn’t know about the challenge, sorry hubby!⁣ ⁣ First cold shower - 2°c morning in Victoria😱 come on Spring I need you for this challenge👐⁣ ⁣ What are your thoughts? Would you join me? I can’t be the only crazy one😂

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Jan 2020

I could just kiss this face right off 🥰 I think he’s days away from walking! He’s been walking more and more everyday, just trying to build up some more confidence 😉 #babyboy

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Feb 2020

Last night our son’s room sprung a leak. I know it pales in comparison to people who watched their roof blow off or those who are dealing with a lot more flooding but it was honestly the last thing we needed with a newborn in the house. ⠀ After shuffling furniture, carpet and kids, we finally collapsed into bed at around 11 (to then be woken at 11:30 and 3:30 by the newborn for his feeds ). ⠀ Suffice to say, today has been exhausting as we juggled the kids and started the process of putting our son’s room back in order so he can sleep in there as soon as possible, including shifting all the furniture (again ), putting on the industrial fan and tonight, putting on the heater to help dry the carpet out. ⠀ What cheered me right up though was breaking loose and having a quick boogie with the kid to Bluey in the middle of the living room - an excellent way to put a smile on anyone’s dial! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mumlife #thisismotherly #thisissparenthood #workingmum #parenting #familyiseverything #parenthood #kidspotmoments #familytime #family #honestmothering #newborn #newbornandtoddler #swappingrooms #roomshuffling #motherhoodunplugged #sydneyweather #sydneystorm #sprungaleak #kids #bluey #blueyobsessed #weather #storm #ludostudio #blueypod #gottabedone #forreallife @officialblueytv @weplayludo

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