I’m convinced this is true. How else does the milk end up in the pantry? Or car keys in the refrigerator? 🤦🏻♀️
Feel free to share your mom brain stories so I can laugh at—I mean WITH—you? 😂
p.s. We may not do Elf on the Shelf but we’re having a lot of fun with Clem on the Shelf! #clemontheshelf
Apparently we are really mean parents. Within five minutes of arriving to NYC the other day Zoey was screaming because we wouldn't let her take a pigeon from the streets home with her, and Zander was screaming because we wouldn't let him run in front of moving cars... At least being thrown up in the air always makes the tears go away, they were both much happier exploring the beautiful Christmas displays in our stylish and comfy @dl1961denim at the Brookfield Mall! #parentlife#betterbyDL#dl1961#ad
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY my life was changed in the most chaotic, miraculous way — you my darling girl, were finally living and breathing in my arms and no longer just in my dreams and heart. I’ve kissed you no less than 1 billion times this year and have thanked God for you infinitely more. I love to kiss that little corner of your mouth and I’m sure I’ll spend my life doing backflips just to make you smile. The way your face lights up when we walk into a room... the way you smile at me and play with my eyelashes when you’re nursing... the face you make when you hear an airplane... your sweet, sweet spirit that just lives to be around people — you just bring unspeakable joy to our hearts and one million of me could never contain the love I have for you, my firstborn and daughter. Lucy, you made me a mother and you will never know how deep and wide my love is until you have your own child. May you bathe in Jesus’ love and wisdom all the days of your life. My tiny, squishy little love... it has always been you.
She boycotted a morning nap this morning so we got out to get stuff to make sugar cookies (for whenever I get the chance to make those😅). She feel asleep on the way back home and I successfully transferred her from the car seat to the bed. 🙌🏼 I think anyone who can accomplish that should receive a medal.🥇😴
It has been a little slow around here because we are expecting baby #3! I am starting to feel a little more normal so I am excited to get my creative juices flowing and to bring you some new things come 2018! ❤️
Sometimes parenting involves forgetting to turn the dishwasher on at the end of the day so the kids have to eat breakfast out of mixing bowls. It also involves saying words like hairy butt cracks and big boobies right as you click the photo just for giggles.
Who remembers this? Arboria is coming back to Melbourne and will be in @federationsquare from the 6th-28th Jan. It's a bizarre and wonderful thing to experience! More details on the Fed Square website.
I vividly remember the Monday after Haven was born. I was three days post partum. My heart shattered, mind crazy, soul lifeless, arms empty, my body and hormones - a hot mess. I was in the shower when my breasts were achy, super heavy and had started to leak. I broke down feeling helpless. My body was ready and yearning to feed and nourish my baby. The baby that never came home and get the chance to taste the milk designed for her. In the midst of my raw grief, I felt numb, didn’t know what to do and just “ignored” it. My breasts were engorged and painful for days until my body finally caught up, got the point, and stopped producing.
When I pregnant with Jet, I had several dreams of us not having the special breastfeeding bond that many mothers and their babes do. My mind had already begun setting me up for failure. When Jet was born and we initially had latching issues + my milk supply had come in late, panic and worry began to set in and I wondered if my dreams were coming true. Almost a month later, with the help of our wonderful lactation consultant, lots of mental prep, practice, patience and even @thePaulGavini getting in the zone - we have said goodbye to the shield, Jet is finding my breast on his own, and have even welcomed cluster feeding. These sleepless, fuzzy, exhausting newborn days are hard and fleeting, I know I’ll miss them when they’re gone. So when him and I get our quiet minutes, even hours like this just the two of us - I reflect and feel real blessed about our journey however long it may last. So even though I didn’t get my chance to feed and nourish Haven the way my body longed to, thankfully I get to do so with her little brother. 🤱🏻💙
Today we visited the residents at a nursing home and the kids handed out salt dough ornaments they had made for them. One woman had tears in her eyes as she lovingly gazed upon the kids, telling me how beautiful they were. Later as we walked by her again to leave, I saw that little ornament, painted by tiny four year old hands, propped up against her coffee cup. Every inch of her face was smiling as she looked at that simple treasure; a precious reminder of how big the small things are. #itsalwaystheseasonforgiving#thattinymarigoldhand
~ NEW ~ Have you seen our gorgeous #yesterdayskids maxi skirts online? They are light weight and perfect for summer. Even better, they're also reduced during the Christmas season ✨ Thank you for the beautiful image @islabay
✨'a thousand moments taken for granted - mostly because we assume there will be a thousand more' (Morgan Matson) Appreciate the little things and remember just how blessed you really are, friends.✨ #family#mondaymotivation#ilovemymom☺️