#thisismotherly photos & videos

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We would like to introduce you to the new addition of our little family ‘Jagger John Hamilton’ born on 24th September. We are absolutely head over hills in love with this precious little man, he has already completely stolen our hearts. 💙💙💙💙💙 . . . . . . . #newborn #babyboy #firsttimemom #firsttimemummy #boynames #babymodel #snugglehunnykids #bonds #thisismotherly #makingmemories #influencer #mymotherhood #mymotherhoodjourneybegins #clickinmoms #babyspam #heartsnatcher #babiesofinstagram #instakids #babyclothes #babyblogging #happybaby #cutebaby #foreverinlovewithyou #babyphotography #lovetodreamswaddle #bondsaus

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4 hours ago

Live on the blog! Oh how I loved this session. Link in bio @michelleamyphotography

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22 hours ago

These are definitely strange times we are living through at the moment. With all this uncertainty, extra pressures, and worries, it's so easy to let yourself take a backseat while caring and providing for those closest to you. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨But mamas, don't forget to look after yourselves as well! 'Selfcare' often conjures up images of nail salons, hair appointments, and massages but don't be fooled; selfcare can come in the form of reading that book you've been putting on the back burner, or fitting in that workout you've been trying to get to all day, or sitting down and finishing your coffee while it's still hot. It can be found in all of those little things that make you feel like you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨There's a reason they tell you to put on your own oxygen masks first. You can't take care of everyone else if you have nothing left to give! And that guilt you feel? That idea you're being selfish? Kick it to the curb. You are pouring life into yourself to enable you to then be able to pour life into those around you. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨It's a hard gig balancing work, having the kids at home, and being pulled in so many different directions. Want to know a secret? Women aren't superheroes. We're pretty close but we can't do it all - no one can! So it's ok if you need to lower your expectations in certain areas (like not having all the laundry done ) in order to focus on other areas (such as having a shower and making yourself feel human again ). Do your best and remember that tomorrow is a fresh day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨What's something you have done for yourself recently? Written in a journal? Hidden in your bedroom and taken a few deep breaths? Eaten that piece of chocolate? I'd love to know what makes you feel like you again!

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This is 2. It’s singing Elsa’s song at the top of your lungs. It’s spoiling everyone with ‘ugs and tisses. It’s berries and ‘cchini and nana bites and cheese. It’s helping mama cook dinner. It’s counting to thirteen. It’s still I Love You, Stinky Face every night. It’s ready, steady, go and 1, 2, 3, seeya with dad. It’s at least ten stuffed animals and babies in your crib. It’s finally being brave enough for the slide. It’s nosey, nosey with baby brother. It’s playing round ball but never getting past one slice before the giggles take over. It’s dance parties to Nemo song. It’s runnin’ runnin’ runnin’. It’s an obsession with Mia and Cia. It’s never having enough baby dolls. It’s all these little moments that probably mean nothing to most of you but everything to me. Sloane Mary, you’re my favorite girl. Don’t ever change.

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Yesterday

That little profile ♡ #mymotherhood

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Welp. We were supposed to go to Sonoma today on the rare monthly day date while K was at daycare, but little missy was running a little fever after dinner last night. 🤒 We think she is just teething because she still slept through the night just fine and is bouncing around and talking/shouting like normal today! 🤷🏻‍♀️😅 A dose of acetaminophen is keeping her temp down for now, but obviously we weren’t going to let her go to school today to keep her and everyone else safe. Soooo...we’re spending our day off together with missy! Although, I think she actually wants to go to school because she put on her backpack, grabbed her jacket, picked up her (empty ) lunchbox, and said “buh bye!” to her stuffed animals. 🤣 That’s parenthood and that’s life. Things don’t always go how you want, and it can suck. But we count our blessings and silver linings. 💕 And I’m just happy my baby is acting normal and chipper. 🤱🏻 Happy Friday everyone! P.S. Happy National Daughter’s Day little one 😘❤️ 📷: @jbjpictures #thisismotherly #thisismotherhood #eastbayca #sanfranciscotoddler #bayareatoddler #bayareatoddlers #familyphotography #mommyandmephotoshoot #mommyandmefashion #mamasgirl #girlmama #lovelulus #contest #floralwrapdress #tutudress #babylacedress #littleballerina #workingmomlife #workingmomkind #modernmom #theeverymom #naturallightportrait #flowydress #nationaldaughtersday http://liketk.it/2XlXs #liketkit @liketoknow .it #LTKbaby #LTKfamily #LTKkids

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3 days ago

Happy Friday 🙌🏻 we made it! Here’s some real life for your feed of endless perfectly placed pumpkins on a door mat coffee photo. . I promise I’m ok I was MIA this week on stories/feed post simply because not much was going on this week except needy kids and prenatal appointments. I had my NT ultrasound this week which always gets my anxiety up. (If you are confused dm me and I’ll explain ). I need to clean, obviously a toy volcano blew up in my living room and I’ll be vlogging this weekend as we finish up the tile in the kitchen so stay tuned for nexts video which will be a weekend vlog! . . . . . #momlife #thisismotherly #thisisreallife #vlog #vloglife #youtubemom #fall #fallvibes #coffee #hearthandhandwithmagnolia #pregnancy

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3 days ago

we’ve never had family photos done before so this was such a treat. we won a free photo shoot on a local giveaway and we are so happy with how these teaser photos turned out. I’m sure I’ll be posting more as they come in because I just love this little family of mine. 🥰

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3 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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3 days ago

I was recently gifted this beautiful breastfeeding tea from @thebreastfeedingteaco calming and relaxing tea for both Mama and Baby. The perfect combination of organic herbs to nourish and support your nervous system post partum What I love about this tea is that 100% natural, caffeine free, organic, gluten/dairy free, hand blended and Australian made and owned, can it get any better than that? This tea is for you mama, a moment to stop, relax and nurture yourself. Available in three varieties that help mama. Have you tried breastfeeding tea? Are you a tea drinker? What’s your fave tea? #gifted #collaboration

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3 days ago

I’m not sure who else needs to hear this but something I’ve been telling myself lately is “remember you only have one shot at this life”. One shot! There are no do-overs. In another life perhaps, if you believe in that. But in this life, the one you’re living now, the one that sees you fall asleep each night and wake each morning, you have ONE SHOT. Remember this, and then tell yourself it AGAIN and AGAIN. After a while, even on the shittiest day it will sink in. Then once your out of your funk, try and stay there by doing things that fuel your soul. For me that includes; Getting outside more. Meditating. Eating well. Quality time with my husband. Having sex. Staying hydrated. Walking barefoot. Saying yes to my kids. Smiling more. Not sweating the small stuff. Oh and find yourself a hype guy like Raff who tells you your beautiful and takes hundreds of photos of you when you only asked for 1. I’d post them all but the carousel is capped at 10 ☺️❤️ #recipeforahappylife • • • • • #momoffour #this_is_postpartum #postpartum #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #motherhood #motherhoodalive #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #takebackpostpartum #mypostpartum #womeninreallife #birthbumpandbeyond #empoweredbirth #honestmothering #thebump #expectful #thisismotherly #thisispostpartum #familyovereverything #familygoals #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunderstood #rawmotherhood #honestlymothering #justbaby #teammotherly #motherhoodunfiltered #motherhood_squares

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3 days ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”Absolutely sensational. I drink it every morning while our little one sleeps. Such a relaxing way to start the day. Calming and a delightful flavour. I just bought more for myself and my best friend who is due to give birth this month” Tanya C⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mama Tea, the perfect combination of organic herbs to nourish and support your nervous system postpartum ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #this_is_postpartum #postpartum #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #takebackpostpartum #mypostpartum #womeninreallife #fourthtrimester #honestmothering #expectful #thisismotherly #thisispostpartum #newbornlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunderstood #rawmotherhood #honestlymothering #motherhoodandme #breastfeedinglife #breastfeeding #lactation #breastfeedingtea #mama

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4 days ago

“What is wrong with me?” That was the question I kept asking myself as tears streamed down my face. But nothing is wrong with me. Motherhood can just be HARD, and that is okay. I broke down this morning. I could feel it creeping in for the past week but kept pushing it away. As Ashton was headed to get ready for work, he looked at me and asked if I was okay. I replied with the standard “Yea I’m fine, just tired” but he saw right through that and pressed me. And I’m glad he did. The tears immediately started flowing. I AM tired. Not like oh I didn’t sleep well last night tired. Physically, emotionally, and mentally tired. Becoming a parent is one of the greatest things in this world, but there is a lot of weight that we as mothers carry. And sometimes that weight can feel like it is crushing me. I know I need to work on speaking up before I am stretched too thin. It’s hard for me to ask for help and to admit that I am struggling. I have been listening to the @_happyasamother podcast and she has helped shed light on some of the things I have been feeling. As she always says, keep showing up you’re doing a great job. #unfilteredmotherhood #honestlymothering #thisismotherhood

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5 days ago

What if we taught everyone from a young age that mental health is just as important as physical health? 💙 Recently, I found out one of my patients is a physical education (PE ) teacher and he was teaching...virtually! But not just any PE teacher; he is a Special Needs PE teacher! Despite the fact he escaped the nasty Bay Area air to San Luis Obispo by the waterside so he could breathe better (I work with specifically Asthma patients ) and work remotely, he still put together customized equipment bags for each student so he could work with them on individualized physical exercises. I think that is an absolutely amazing and noble job! And then I wondered...if we put half that amount of dedication into teaching children about mental health and self care and how to really process feelings, could we bring up our youth today with more compassion for themselves and other human beings? Could we avert mental health crises down the road? Could we dramatically decrease how much gun violence there is? Would there be less depression in everyone? Would postpartum women be able to skirt PPD or lessen all other PMADs if they had the tools to say it’s ok not to be ok sometimes? Has someone else out there already thought of this and is working on it?! Hook me up please 🙋🏻‍♀️ because I’d be really curious to learn more and help raise a generation of children who are way more well-adjusted to the growing pressures and challenges in this world. #pearlsofjasmine #mommypearls #postpartumsupport #postpartumstress #postpartumsupportinternational #positiveparenting #postpartumjourney #thisismotherly #thisismotherhood #bayareatoddlers #bayareatoddler #sanfranciscotoddler #bayareamom #bayareamoms #bluedotproject #2020mom #postpartumdepression #therapyiscool #therapyisforeveryone #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #maternalmentalhealth #mentalhealthisimportant #bethechange #psychedmommy #motherhoodunderstood #raisingtinyhumans #ourmamavillage #workingmomkind #raisinggoodhumans @mother .ly @motherhoodunderstood @postpartumstress @postpartumsupportinternational @themarcesociety @scarymommy @momcongress @fourthtrimestercollective

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5 days 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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5 days ago

On our drive to the beach last night, B said “Look, the moon is following us. It’s showing us the way.” *mama swoon* Though sometimes that beautiful, innocent simplicity makes me so sad right now. It’s sad to think I’m raising kids now, with the current state of the world. Everything feels so electrically charged (and in more bad ways than good ). People are pushing outward and pointing fingers instead of looking inward and, ultimately, caring for one another. Our differences have never felt so wide—yet shouldn’t we all be feeling more together, more human, right now than ever? It makes no sense. But then, I remember... they’re already 10x better than we were. They’ve got this! They’ll be powerful... . . . . #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunited #motherhoodmoments #thisismotherhood #thisismotherly #sharetheeverymom #Riseandshine #womensupportingwomen #empoweringwomen #togetherwerise #communityovercompetition #childhoodmoments #letthembelittle #toddlerlife #sparkleandshine #happydays #darlingmovement #prettymoments #dailymoments #gratefuleveryday #liveinspired #makemagiceveryday #darlingmoments #femaleentrepreneur #femalesmpowerment #fiercewomen

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6 days ago

Just out of this frame is our amazing new nanny. 💕 She is easily one of our top highlights of 2020. 💕 She’s brought structure where there was chaos and learning where there was screen time. 💕 She’s freed me to do both of my jobs well and has loved my kids like her own. 💕 Tonight I’m going to bed thankful for having her on our team. . . . . . #workingmom #workingfromhome #workingmomlife #workingmama #workingmothers #thankfulforournanny #nannylifeisthebestlife #ittakesavillage #workingmamaclub #momsofinstagram #momlife #thisismotherly #thisismotherhood #honestmotherhood #workingparents #remoteworking #toddlermom #toddlermomlife #alyssabderose

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6 days ago

Tohle není z dneška. Při home-office se rozhodně nemaluji, s největší pravděpodobností mám drdol a jsem v teplácích a vytahanym triku. Talíře od oběda jsem dnes uklízela ve čtyři a D dnes viděla některé díly Barbie dokonce 2x. Tak 😅 This is not from today. While on #homeoffice , I definitely don’t use make-up, it’s highly probable that I’m wearing a (very ) messy bun and sweatpants with an oversized tee. I washed the dishes from lunch 4 hours later and bambina saw some Barbie episodes twice today. I’m done 😅 #zivotpomaterskej #pracezdomova #rymickautoci #selfietadydlouhonebyla #selficko #mamina #pondeli #pracujemesdetmi #workingfromhome #selfiemonday #longtimenosee #schwamba #czechmom #workingmom #lifeofaworkingmom #thisismotherly

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1 weeks ago

I would say that my son is a daddy’s boy. He loves his mama, but if both mommy and daddy are around and daddy leaves the room, he follows daddy. On Saturday we were all together and he had been playing on his own and with daddy. But then he came over to me and crawled into my lap and sat with me for a while. We snuggled and hugged and he played with my hair. It was as if he had been missing me and just needed to reconnect and it was one of those moments that is like so many others but that feels so special. How I love him so!

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1 weeks ago

When you’re too sleepy to stay awake for your one month picture... but ready to cause trouble with your sister a minute later. Gosh, we love you. #twelvemonthsofbodhirobert Shoutout to aunt @kate .treb for the monthly picture ideas.

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2 weeks ago

Another 5 star review for our LACTATION TEA “Wonderful product! This tea works so well. After a significant drop in supply I ordered this tea express post. It arrived so quickly. I drank 3 cups for the first three days and have now reduced to 2 per day. I have noticed a excellent increase in supply and bonus is that the tea tastes great too” Lauren #postpartum #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #mypostpartum #womeninreallife #fourthtrimester #honestmothering #expectful #thisismotherly #thisispostpartum #newbornlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunderstood #rawmotherhood #honestlymothering # #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedinglife #breastfeeding #lactation #lactationcookies #lactationtea #breastfeedingtea #breastfeedingmama #lactationsupport #lactationsupplements #breastfeedingmama

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2 weeks ago

Still patiently waiting for mums and pumpkins to come to a store near us 🤪🎃 So this floor mat will do!! Hi babyyyyy I see you growing 🌱 22 weeks and I can’t believe we are a little over half way there. #embracethebump #pregnancystyle #motherhoodjourney

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2 weeks ago

Guess what? You can hate pregnancy but love your baby. You can love pregnancy but hate the newborn stage. You can hate the physical changes but love the excitement. Nowhere is it written that to be a good parent you need to love every aspect of the process. No one loves every single aspect of their job, it doesn’t mean they aren’t great at it though! And motherhood, including pregnancy, is no different. 💕 . . . #momtruth #momlife #postpartum #ppd #ppa #ppocd #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #thisispostpartum #maternalmentalhealth #maternalhealth #motherhood #mothrhoodunplugged #motherhoodinspired #mentalhealth #perinatal #ppdjourney #joyfulmotherhood #yougotthismama #mymotherhood #thisismotherhood #thisismotherly #motherly #motherhoodquotes #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #matrescene #thatmomlife #parenthood #dadlife

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2 weeks ago

“Feeling so grateful to be nursing my fifth baby. Each nursing journey has been filled with a unique set of challenges and triumphs. One journey only lasted 6 weeks, while another lasted almost two years. Whatever this journey with Ellis has in store for us both, I’m grateful for the opportunity to give her little body everything it needs in order to grow big & strong. ♥️ 📷: @nicole_hamic ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ repost @thegarciadiaries ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #this_is_postpartum #postpartum #postpartumjourney #postpartumhealth #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #takebackpostpartum #mypostpartum #womeninreallife #fourthtrimester #honestmothering #expectful #thisismotherly #thisispostpartum #newbornlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunderstood #rawmotherhood #honestlymothering #motherhoodandme #breastfeedinglife #breastfeeding #lactation #breastfeedingtea #birth #childbirth

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2 weeks ago

When I was younger, I’d look at my mom’s belly full of stretch marks — and wonder why it’d gotten like that. ⁣ 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦...⁣ All the time, sacrifice, and strength it must have taken for her to endure a healthy pregnancy, followed by a cancerous molar pregnancy, followed by a “miracle” pregnancy. ⁣ 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦...⁣ That, to her, those marks represented her kids, her two gifts. ⁣ It wasn’t until recently when I looked into the mirror and saw my own belly after birthing my own two babies that I realized:⁣ 𝐌𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬. ⁣ ⁣Full of stretch marks — that mark two of the most beautiful periods of my life. ⁣ And I smiled. ⁣...More and more I see her when I look in the mirror...⁣ ⁣And I am proud to have a belly like 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴. ⁣❤️ #myMOMxme : A Series — because before there was us + our postpartum journeys, there was them: Our Moms.

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2 weeks ago

Welcome to the world, sunshine! 🌻⁣ ⁣ On Wednesday, September 16, 4:52am, we welcomed Ms. Viola Lynn Stehman to the world. ⁣ ⁣ She's perfect and this mama was glad for an easier birth than her older brother and speedy recovery. We are home now and thank the nurses and doctors at St. Anthony's for all of the support and expertise they provided to us and for believing in me and guiding me through an unmedicated childbirth. And of course all our neighbors, friends, and family who have shown us so much support, love, and attention. ⁣ ⁣ We are excited (and nervous ) for Viola to meet everyone. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #2ndchild #sunflowers #naturalbirth #unmedicatedchildbirth #childbirth #labor #noepidural #childbirth #thisismotherly #motherlylove #lelecheleague #girl #eventhescore #bigbrolittlesis

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2 weeks ago

Told myself I wouldn’t co-sleep again after it took almost two years to get Mateo out of our bed, yet here we are 🙃 What’s something you said you wouldn’t do as a mama, but ended up doing?? . Also, not here for judgement on co-sleeping so rude comments to yourself please 🙂 This is what works best for our family 💕

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2 weeks ago

I love our mornings together. There are challenges of course sometimes but each morning we get to eat breakfast together and most times he does it from my lap. I really don’t want the sitting in my lap to ever end! Too bad he moves so much he’s blurry!

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2 weeks ago

Oftentimes, when a new mom laments about something going on, a support person’s knee jerk reaction may be to point out how it’s “not that bad”. Minimizing often comes from a place of love, but it can make her feel unheard and unsupported. For a mom filled with self doubt, minimizing can also make her feel like this thing that is causing her stress would be more easily handled by someone else- like she must be doing something wrong- and we never want to make a new mom feel that way. Some examples of minimizing: New mom: My baby woke up 4 time last night. I’m exhausted. Support person: Oh at least it wasn’t 6 times like my baby used to do! New mom: My son won’t stop talking, the lack of quiet is driving me nuts! Support person: Just be glad you don’t have a daughter- they are way worse! New mom: I’ve been feeling really anxious ever since I had the baby. Support person: Oh you are just a worry wart! It’ll be fine! New mom: I’m worried about producing enough milk for baby. Support person: I had twins. Now THAT was a challenge. What to do instead: Next time a new mom- or any person- comes to you for support, ask yourself if your response is minimizing their experience. A good alternative response could be something like “wow that sounds really challenging. Is there some way I can help?” or “I’m here if you ever need to vent, and I’m also here if you need me to help in some way”. Have you ever experienced minimizing? . . #momtruth #momlife #postpartum #ppd #ppa #ppocd #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #thisispostpartum #maternalmentalhealth #maternalhealth #motherhood #mothrhoodunplugged #motherhoodinspired #mentalhealth #perinatal #ppdjourney #joyfulmotherhood #yougotthismama #mymotherhood #thisismotherhood #thisismotherly #motherly #motherhoodquotes #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #matrescene #thatmomlife #parenthood #dadlife

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2 weeks ago

Hey Mama, in case you needed a reminder; motherhood is tough, but so are you. My anxiety & OCD have been getting to me lately, but I’m trying to stay strong for the sake of my babies. There has already been a lot going on this month despite only being halfway through. Closing on a house, Avery’s tenotomy procedure, a slipped cast after surgery, routine doctors appointments, unexpected recast appointments, phone call after phone call to schedule all the things, moving into a new home, Aiden’s therapy sessions via Zoom. It’s a lot for being “just” a stay at home mom, and that’s not even everything that’s contributing to my anxiety. Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a working mom, motherhood is tough. It’s hard to be so seen yet not feel seen at the same time sometimes. It’s hard to have a baby attached to you 24/7 but feel guilty for wanting a break because she has a valid reason for not wanting to be put down. It’s hard to have 3 tiny humans wanting & needing your constant attention all day until they finally go to bed. Its hard to be the default parent for almost everything. It’s hard to choose sleep over some alone time because you become too exhausted to do anything for yourself. It’s hard to remember that you’re more than just a mom. It’s hard. Mama, if you’re in a season of struggle too, you are not alone. I see you, and I’m here as a friend. My DMs are always open even if you just need a listening ear. Motherhood is tough, but so are you ♥️

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2 weeks ago

A sweet little surprise mama & me session thanks to @shoplauraann and @carrie_the_moment . I love these and my babies so much! 🥰

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2 weeks ago

Sooo, I figured out why I have been all nauseous, dizzy, and lightheaded since Sunday, as I mentioned in the previous post..🤢 It started after I went to get some groceries on Sunday so I thought it was from the unhealthy air outside and the fact that I forgot to wear an N95 (I wore a surgical mask ). 😷 But I continued to get lightheaded and we’re now onto day 3 of feeling like I might faint or throw up at random moments throughout the day. 🥴 So the 🐘 in the room...NO, I’m not pregnant! 😂🙅🏻‍♀️I thought about it too, trust me. But I bought a test and nope. Whewww. But then what is it?! Ok. All my pharmacist friends, do you remember learning about SSRI withdrawal being a thing?? Like I always knew you needed to taper off and be careful of serotonin syndrome, but withdrawals? I feel like we didn’t focus much on that at all! So after talking to my psychiatrist and my psych pharmacist colleague, we concluded I’ve been having Zoloft discontinuation symptoms. It’s a possibility for ALL antidepressants, and that’s why you never stop suddenly. And yes, I tapered...for 3 months now! I felt ok at first, but by day 4 when the drug was completely out of my system (Zoloft’s half-life is short ), I started feeling the nausea, dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness. And the weirdest symptoms were these tingling sensations in my left hand and left leg. 😣 (I also wondered if I was having a stroke 🤣 #hypochondriac ) My colleague said I am probably just more sensitive to meds than most people. But yea..mystery solved! It still sucks but hopefully should resolve in a week or sooner. 🤞🏼 So now you know too! Thanks everyone for the sweet msgs and concern! ❤️ 📷: @jbjpictures #zoloft #ssriwithdrawal #sertraline #pharmacistmom #pharmacistpearls #clinicalpearls #ppdsurvivor #postpartumdepression #clinicalpharmacist #clinicalpharmacy #mypostpartumjourney #zoloftexperience #discontinuationsyndrome #thisismotherly #thisismotherhood #familyphotography #girlmama #mamasgirl #sanfranciscotoddler #bayareatoddler #bayareamom #maternalmentalhealth #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodinstyle #motherhoodunderstood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodhonestly

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2 weeks ago

Unintentionally twinning with this guy. Who also happens to be 10 months now! Not gonna lie this stage is fun but it’s also A LOT. The non stop moving, constantly headed toward the dog water, climbing up on everything, falling every 5 seconds, yet still wanting to be held constantly. You would think the third time around I would be ready/used to it; but I’m not. Motherhood...phew, It’s exhausting, it’s overwhelming, it’s non stop, yet it’s joyful, it’s fulfilling, and in the end it’s Kingdom work. . . . . . . . . . . #brodenmilo #10months #ohheymama #motherhood #thedailymoments #motherhoodrising #parenthood_moments #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #lifegivingsquares #parenthoodmoments #motherhoodunplugged #impactingmotherhood #thisismotherly

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These are definitely strange times we are living through at the moment. With all this uncertainty, extra pressures, and worries, it's so easy to let yourself take a backseat while caring and providing for those closest to you. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨But mamas, don't forget to look after yourselves as well! 'Selfcare' often conjures up images of nail salons, hair appointments, and massages but don't be fooled; selfcare can come in the form of reading that book you've been putting on the back burner, or fitting in that workout you've been trying to get to all day, or sitting down and finishing your coffee while it's still hot. It can be found in all of those little things that make you feel like you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨There's a reason they tell you to put on your own oxygen masks first. You can't take care of everyone else if you have nothing left to give! And that guilt you feel? That idea you're being selfish? Kick it to the curb. You are pouring life into yourself to enable you to then be able to pour life into those around you. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨It's a hard gig balancing work, having the kids at home, and being pulled in so many different directions. Want to know a secret? Women aren't superheroes. We're pretty close but we can't do it all - no one can! So it's ok if you need to lower your expectations in certain areas (like not having all the laundry done ) in order to focus on other areas (such as having a shower and making yourself feel human again ). Do your best and remember that tomorrow is a fresh day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨What's something you have done for yourself recently? Written in a journal? Hidden in your bedroom and taken a few deep breaths? Eaten that piece of chocolate? I'd love to know what makes you feel like you again!

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Mar 2020

Photographic evidence of me hiding from my kids waiting for them to fall asleep and nap.⁣ ⁣ Photographic evidence of me sneaking screen time in on my phone without them seeing.⁣ ⁣ Photographic evidence of me after I closed the playroom because the older one was being too aggressive.⁣ ⁣ Photographic evidence of me trying to be:⁣ A calm mom⁣ A compassionate mom⁣ A loving mom⁣ A happy mom⁣ A good mom ⁣ ⁣ And struggling to just hold it together as a mom, sometimes. ⁣ ⁣ It’s hard. It’s hard. It’s hard. ⁣ And I know just yesterday I posted about starting the week by sharing the positivity in parenthood, of which there is so much. ⁣ ⁣ But I’d be a fraud if I didn’t admit that it’s hard AF and I struggle, sometimes, too. ⁣ ⁣ Just learning as I go ...⁣ ⁣ Learning as they learn ...⁣ ⁣ Growing as they grow. ⁣ ⁣ It’s the only way I know. ⁣ ⁣ Now, here’s to hoping their naps turn the day around. 🤞🏼

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May 2020

“Motherhood brings the most dramatic brain changes of a woman’s life.” - @bostonglobemag ⁣ The current times are especially overwhelming for moms — now more than ever, postpartum and maternal support is needed. ❤️⁣ ⁣ May 4-8 is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Maternal mental health disorders (i.e. postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and baby blues ) are the no.1 complication of childbirth but they are not commonly screened for or treated. (Source: @thebluedotprj )⁣ ⁣ It’s clear moms need more support from health systems, partners, family, friends and society. Check in on your mom friends and family members. Partners, be there for them — listen to them when they bring up how they’re feeling, and inquire when they’re not. Moms can do a lot, but shouldn’t have to go through any of it alone.⁣ ⁣ Special shout out to my support system (my husband and mom, especially ) that listens to me, holds me, and consoles me whenever I’ve needed it. Love you ❤️⁣ ⁣ As always, my DM is open for all who want to chat. ⁣**If you are having suicidal thoughts, or thoughts of harming yourself or your child[ren], seek professional help. The suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255.**⁣ ⁣ #MMH #MMHWeek #makingovermotherhood

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Jul 2020

Walking into the weekend and taking baby brother to see big brothers first game of the 2020 AFL season; it’s been long overdue and we can’t wait to see our little man out their on the field again. I’m perfecting my “mini-van driving, kids sport attending” mum uniform in the Pippa lounge pants and Sunday sweater, both from the basically Frankie edit from @frankie_and_co . Who FYI are having a killer promo on all their joggers this weekend; 3 for the price of 2. Check out my stories for more info ✌🏻 Happy weekend you guys, I’m looking forward to some of this; 🏉🥂🏃🏽‍♀️🍕👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨😴 Drop some emojis so I know what you’re up to 👇🏻 • • • • • #Frankieandco #AtHomeWithFrankie #BasicallyFrankie #myhappydays #discoverunder30k #motherhoodunderstood #momemtsandmemories #motherhoodalive #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mypostpartum #motherhoodintheraw #honestmothering #thisismotherly #familyovereverything #familygoals #momhustle #feelfreefeed #visualcrush #motherhooduprising #honestlymothering #motherhoodunfiltered #motherhooduncut #teammotherhood #motheringlikeaboss #mommybloggers #motherhoodandme #momminainteasy

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17 weeks and counting. 💛 Took this babe and my littles to visit the sunflower fields today. We’re slowly checking off those summer bucket list items as the summer nears its end. 🌻 Sunflower fields are always a must see for me. We get the cutest photos of the kids and this time their cousins joined too. We’ll have some cute ones to print off for grandma and grandpa. 👏🏻

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Mar 2020

To all the expecting mamas for whom this pregnancy is more stressful than they’d imagined it would be... especially those who are no longer permitted to have a birthing partner present (select New York hospitals ) due to the global crisis: I see you. I hear you. I feel for you. And I know 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳. ⁣⁣⁣ 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘴. ⁣⁣⁣ 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺. ⁣⁣⁣ 𝘉𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Your body is capable and strong, just as your mind is. ⁣⁣⁣ ✨You are AMAZING. You are a WARRIOR.✨ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ It might not feel fair or right to be experiencing this but one day, you will have this story of strength to carry you through and through. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Sending my love + thinking of you. ❤️⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ (Photo from my 1st pregnancy, 📸: @jenniferlarsenphoto )

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Today is #nationalrainbowbabyday 🌈 A day that is significant to me as someone who has experienced multiple miscarriages. My son is a rainbow baby and the baby I’m carrying now will also be a rainbow baby. While I am so excited to be 17 weeks pregnant, pregnancy always comes with a bag of emotions, especially during the first trimester. Going through this type of loss means, I always have the worry of losing another one early on. This makes it hard to share the news during a time that is usually filled with such excitement and happiness for many. Luckily, the anxiety lightens a lot once I reach the second trimester, but this time around, it was still hard for me to share our special news. I somehow still felt uneasy. I try to lean into the Lord as much as possible, knowing that God has a plan for us. Faith over Fear as they say. So today my heart goes out to all those suffering the loss of their babies, those trying to conceive, and those in mourning. You are not alone. If it is indeed your experience too, please never hesitate messaging me as I’m happy to support you and/or share my experience. I pray you each will one day get your rainbow babies too. 🌈 ❤️🌈

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Jul 2020

Exercising while pregnant is like eating kale on your cheat day! 🤣 Just kidding! #fableticspartner But seriously I have been trying to be as healthy as I can throughout this pregnancy. A baby is a reason NOT an excuse. I’m thankful for my @onepeloton bike making it easier to want to get a workout out in. I’ll be honest though #momconfession i haven’t been as consistent as I wish and wanted to be. This pregnancy has be rough and with the twins it definitely gets harder to workout. But I’ll never stop trying! #naptimeworkouts Any tips on being healthy and staying motivated ? * Plus with these super cute outfits from @fabletics how can I not want to! Sign up now and get their VIP offer of 2 Leggings for $24! #MyFabletics #MoveinFabletics #kickbuttlookcute #twinmom

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Apr 2020

Who knows what family fun (and/or tantrums ) today will bring. ⁣ Yesterday was a chocolate candy (them ) and finish a gelato pint (me ) by noon kind of day. ⁣ ⁣ Because who makes the rules anyway?⁣ ⁣ I do. You do. ⁣ We all do. ⁣ We’re trying our best here. ⁣ So are you. ⁣ ⁣ We’ve never been through this before. ⁣ It’s all new. ⁣ ⁣ So, here’s a reminder for us all to⁣ Give our kids grace. ⁣ Give ourselves grace, too.

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