#honestmotherhood

I did a poll on my stories yesterday about some new sleep packages I’ve been thinking about and the vote was 50/50! So I’ve decided I will do both and see how it works out.  These are a reduced price because I understand that there is a lot of uncertainty around jobs and finances at the minute. I will run these packages for a limited time so that families can still access support with their little ones sleep during this time.  💤 Sleep Talk - I will send you a detailed online assessment to complete. After returning this I will arrange a 30 minute phone consultation with you - £60  💤 Sleep Plan - After completing and returning a detailed sleep assessment I will write you a bespoke sleep plan for your little one - £100  💤 If you decide that you want any additional support after either of these packages you can book extra support calls - 1 x 15 mins £25, 3 x 15 mins £60  My original packages are all still available if you feel you need a little more support implementing your plan. Details are saved in my highlights. 


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Last weeks behind the scenes. 🌻


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𝕆𝕦𝕣 𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕔𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕟 𝕖𝕟𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕥𝕙𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕕𝕚𝕣𝕥𝕪 𝕖𝕟𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 🧽 • Bit of a cleaning spree this morning as it’s Athena’s birthday tomorrow 😮 does anyone else feel the need to do a big clean before a big event?! • Athena’s beautiful flower band is from @whimsicalwayshandmade (use code ATHENA15)


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A Mother’s Love || Whatever else is unsure in this strange and crazy world, a mother’s love is not 🌻 . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodunhinged #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #themommydiary #holdthemoments #motherhoodsimplified #mummyandme #ig_motherhood #bedeeplyrooted #ohheymama #momentsinmotherhood #watchthemgrow #joyfulmamas #writeyouonmyheart #loveletter


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@vanjones68 . These are just a few screen shots I took of the full video...go to his page to see it in full. Both of the last videos in his feed are so so good. #amplifymelanatedvoices #amplifyblackvoices #mamasgetreal #honestmotherhood


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Une nuit encore bien compliquée pour mon petit homme 😣 je suis épuisée, on est sur un bébé qui ne fait pas de sieste la journée ( 1h parfois ) et qui ne dort pas la nuit 🌙 ça devient un peu compliqué #thursdaymotivation #laetitiamomoffour #myson #freedom #magicofchildhood #letthekids #candidchildhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherlove #letthembelittle #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momsofinstagram #ig_kids #motherhood #honestmotherhood #cute #wildchild #mumlife #mumoffour #clickinmoms #maternity #lifestylephotography #littleandbrave #unitemotherhood #photo#mothernature #turbanbebe#bonnetturban#babymamma #


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״תשני כשהתינוק ישן״ הם אומרים. 🙈 יש פה מאמות שבאמת מצליחות לעשות את זה?👀 כי אני תמיד מוצאת לי במה להתעסק, מקסימום פשוט לבהות בה! 🧡🧡🧡 נ.ב: המצעים והבמבוק המושלמים של לוסי מ @nogili_studio ואני ממש שמחה לספר, שמאיה המעצבת המדהימה של המותג החליטה לפנק את כל העוקבות שלי ב15% הנחה על כל המוצרים לרגל הולדתה של לוסי (בקניה מעל 200₪). תודה מאיה! ואיזה כיף שיש לי הזדמנות לפנק אתכן! יש דברים שמלווים את הילדים שלי לאורך השנים, והטקסטיל של המותג נוגילי חד משמעית בין הראשונים ברשימה! 15% הנחה עם הקוד lucylove15 תהנו!! 🧡🧡🧡


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Dear Mumma.... You look beautiful when you feel like a Queen! 💫💕


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I hate flying. More than almost anything. If I gather the courage to get on an airplane, I have to actively distract myself and do breathing exercises to avoid a panic attack. . The problem is that I love to travel. . As I stared at this old photo this morning I heard a whisper, “Don’t you see? The desire to see the beauty and vibrant life at your new destination has to be so great that you’re willing to endure the terrifying, overwhelming, uncomfortable, tear stained journey to get there. . And isn’t that where we all find ourselves today? Sweaty palms, standing in line at the ticket counter. Seriously considering turning around and running. Once we board the plane it gets real. The exits mean nothing when you’re 20,000 feet in the air. And now here we are. . Here we are. . Our world has been irreversibly shaken. Changed forever. We are not at our destination. We are very much in the sweaty, uncomfortable, emotional, anxiety riddled middle. We’re all thousands of feet in the air, on the same airplane, feeling every emotion possible and it sorta seems like we forgot the pilot. So we wade through the hard and the heavy and the awkward, to figure out how to arrive at our destination in one piece. Hopefully stronger, more united, more patient, more understanding and more human than when we left. . I know the world feels like it’s headed for a crash landing right now. But I believe we are going to land at our destination. Not with a new normal. But with new eyes. New hearts. And a new, soul deep appreciation for the humans on this plane with us. We will see beauty with new depth. Differences with renewed respect. Life with overflowing gratitude. . Getting on a plane feels like climbing Mount Everest to me. Healing our nation and the centuries of hurt and oppression and having the important conversations and listening to and hearing each other and effecting true change feels a thousand times bigger. . But today I was flooded with the belief that I will fly again. And our nation will be healed. Both seem impossible in this moment. But then I remember where our strength comes from. And I know the middle is worth where we’re going.


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The sweetest store associate at @traderjoes made her day today by letting her pick out a bouquet of her favorite flowers. So thankful for random acts of kindness.💐


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1. mama look a chicken 2. what are you looking at chicken 3. look mama ! so many of them! 4. aww I love chickens . was a good day.


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Let life move at its own pace. Just stay calm , look into the eyes of present and hope for a better future.💫. . Accept the current conditions, work on improvement but don’t let your heart ache for things that couldn’t work out💫 . Sometimes, all you can give yourself is- time. It will help you recover, if it can’t heal. It will help you discover, so what if you don’t succeed. It will help you let go things,even if those mattered the most. . Time teaches us a lot of lessons, just be an inquisitive student.💫 . Most importantly, just be you! 💫 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #aarzathestoryteller#mommymoments #featureoftheday #indianmom #mommyblogger #mommylifestyle #honestmotherhood #momanddaughter #momsofinstagram #delhiblogger #momblogger#littleandbrave #motherhoodunplugged #mommymoments #instamama #momblogger #bestofmom #documentyourdays #mommalife #honestlymothering #cameramama #indianmomblogger #indianmoms #our_everyday_moments #toddlerlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife#indianmommyblogger #mylittlegirlbornwithamagicalwand #indianmoms #lifequotes


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𝗜𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗦 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥 ✊🏿 𝘄𝗲 #amplifymelanatedvoices It’s been a trying few days, weeks, years heck lifetimes for #blackfolks in America. It’s downright exhausting. Y’all know I’m a #girlmom but my entire family is full of #blackboyjoy. To think about having these complex conversations with innocent children is mind boggling and heart wrenching. To think of my 24 year old nephew being seen as NOTHING more than a threat is infuriating. To have the color of our skin weaponized is atrocious. WE ARE SICK OF HASHTAGS. WE ARE SICK OF MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. WE ARE SICK OF WEAPONIZED TEARS. I don’t even know what else to say. I’m hugging my sweet child tighter today and everyday. I suggest you do the same. Artist | @drkiarraking Follow us and tag #magicofchildhood __ For internal use #moc_drkiarraking 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼:


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It’s up to you to see the beauty in everyday things 🌿 I can’t believe how far we’ve come with home schooling. Today marks another week done and ONLY 4 weeks left of this term! 4!!! #sheamazesme #resilientkids #watchingacmgrow #inthehomestretch


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Busy day. ✅. Should she nap at 5pm?❌ but this mamma will take the snuggles and her little fingers wrapped around mine because I’m acutely aware these days that #babiesdontkeep . . . #letthembelittle #motherhoodinspired #cabanasisters #raisingthefuture #timewellspent #officeviews #parentlife #mommystatus #mumsofinstagram #mommymoments #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #documentyourdays #mamalife #motherhoodsimplified #momentsinmotherhood


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⁠ The very thing that creates our experience so we can share our gifts meaningfully is our personal lives.⁠ ⁠ ✨ The challenges,⁠ those deep messy parts⁠ are what gives us the depth to see life⁠ with a different perspective.⁠ ⁠ ✨ The daily navigation of relationships⁠ with our partner and children and those unique lessons help us be of greater service as we grow in age and experience.⁠ ⁠ ✨ So too, the experience in our careers and all that brings…relationships, authority, contribution, heart passion versus obligation and how to find that in a meaningful way through work.⁠ ⁠ Then there are the lessons of sacrifice⁠ ⁠ What a tricky line that can be to navigate and we only find it through life experience and often the moments when we sacrificed too much.⁠ ⁠ Bled too much⁠ for another and realised⁠ we must redirect our focus to self love.⁠ ⁠ What do we need to sacrifice to⁠ ✨ live a life of⁠ love, passion,⁠ contribution⁠ ⁠ rather than what do we feel⁠ we need to sacrifice for⁠ approval, being liked⁠ and a false belonging???⁠ ⁠ So today I feel grateful for my personal life, for being a mother of four gorgeous kids, a wife, a business owner, a home keeper, a sister, a daughter, a woman and for all the powerful lessons it has brought me…and they have surely been good, bad and at times, very ugly.⁠ ⁠ But here I am as a result of that journey, able to ‘see you’, ‘hear you’, come from a place of compassion and understanding to support you on your own journey to Reclaim Her. It’s a journey I feel very privileged to be a part of.⁠


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⁣ 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞.⁣ 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐟𝐮𝐥..⁣ 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭. ⁣ 💙⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣


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Deep conversations with great grandma... 💜💜💜 . I love that my boys have a great grandma and great grandpa. It's so good to let kids build relationships with them while they're around! . Makes me miss my mom so much, who was taken from us suddenly and MUCH too soon in January 2020. . She was an amazing mom and I started the Project Pro Mom blog in her honor 🌟 . The loss of having her around for my kids to grow up with, makes me appreciate these little moments a lot more... . . . . . #projectpromom #greatgrandma #bloggerlife #familyismostimportant #bloggermom #momblogger #mommyblogger #mamablogger #mamabloggers #mombloggers #motherhoodunplugged #parenthood #parenting #boymom #mamalife #mommylife #babylove #honestmotherhood #momlifeisthebestlife #mommyblog #parentlife #familygoals #motherhoodjourney #mymamahood #motherhoodintheraw #stopdropandmom #lifewithlittles #documentingmotherhood #momentsinmotherhood


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Spoilt with these goodies and amazing company. Thank you @cbomb13 and Thea for making my day so much brighter! Your gift was so thoughtful and I’m excited to play with a different medium! #goodfriends #grateful #oilpastels #velvetpillow #llamasocks #verylucky #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #ptsdrecovery #blackdog #neverbeashamed #honestmotherhood


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Geven jullie je kleintje elke dag een bad of gebruiken jullie soms ook eens vochtige doekjes als het snel moet gaan? 🙈 ** Donnez-vous un bain à votre petit tous les jours ou utilisez-vous parfois des lingettes humides si vous devez aller vite ? 🙈 PIC: @fitworldfrancisco⁠ ⁠ #waterwipes #bathtime #washingyourbaby #babytime #honestparenting #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #momblogger #momlife


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My little girl. Such a big miracle in such a little girl 💕 #littleabigailafichuk


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Lean into those growing pains, my friends. They’re all a part of becoming exactly who you were called to be. It’s uncomfortable. It’s scary. It seems easier to squeeze back into that cocoon. Don’t do it. Don’t play small. You were made for more and your story is one where you will change people’s lives. If only you’ll let yourself lean in.


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He almost has teeth. Teething is a bitch, but we're working through it. The @balticessentials anklet has helped tremendously, but Loch is still pretty uncomfortable, especially in the evening. It's no secret that I love being a wicked stepmother, but when you inherit kids when they are older you miss out on some things. I know it's weird, but I loved losing teeth as a kid and am overjoyed that I will get to witness and be a part of the whole losing teeth/toothfairy adventure with this child. #toothfairy #teethingisabitch #honestmotherhood #iknowitsweirdbutlosingteethiscool


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Besties fo’ life yo 🤞🏼 also, Eli’s face when I told him I have to go back to work 😩 my maternity leave is nearly over and I am DEVASTATED!!!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Moms of new babes, what are you doing when you go back to work full time? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We would have started looking for a new helper and child-carer in March (our previous one loved the bottle a little too much 🤭😆 oopsie) so in theory, by now, we would have been sorted and Eli would have been comfortable with his new day-time companion; but then...lockdown happened 🤦🏼‍♀️ and all normality flew out the freaking window! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ - Now we have to rush to try find help before the end of the month; which is tough because it means we’re most likely going to end up with whoever is available, not necessarily whoever is the right fit for our family 😩⁣⁣ - The terrifying thought of leaving such a small person with a complete stranger, all day, every day 🥺⁣⁣ - Allowing someone new into your safe space with your fresh little babe 😰⁣⁣ - Someone who, most likely, will be using public transport every day (we don’t have facilities for live-in, and hubby starts work at 7 every day, so to coordinate a pick-up/drop-off system is near impossible) 😳⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It feels as if a massive hurdle is lying ahead of us, and I honestly don’t know the best way to navigate this right now. I’m literally in autopilot and just doing what I know I SHOULD be doing, but I don’t WANT to be doing any of it 😭⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I might just lock myself in Eli’s room instead and cry 🧡 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #postpartum #postpartumpandemic #lockdownbaby #newnormal #newmom #newmomlife #firstbaby #inbeautyandchaos #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #slowmotherhood #mymotherhood #mymamahood #nestingly #mytinytribe #documentingmotherhood #thisismotherhood #newmomtips #momblog #mommyblog #momfluencer


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She is fiery yet laid back and understanding. ⁣💓 ⁣ We couldn’t find Fuzzy (her bunny lovey) at bedtime tonight. It started out as the end of the world, but I was telling her it would be okay and that I’d look for him more after she was asleep. ⁣ ⁣ She explained why some of her others stuffies just would do (she likes to talk). 🤣 ⁣ ⁣ Then she went into a story about one time she went to the bathroom at night but didn’t turn on the light. She had set Fuzzy on the countertop while she was on the toilet. When she got back to bed she realized she had taken a facecloth off the counter instead of Fuzzy! “Cuz they kinda feel the same.” ⁣ ⁣ Then she asked me, “can you go get me a facecloth to snuggle for tonight.” 🤣 I did. ⁣ ⁣ I found Fuzzy later on and took him into her room. She was sleeping holding the facecloth under her arm. I laid fuzzy on her hand. 💓⁣


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I imagine sitting in a cosy spot on my couch with my feet propped up. It is a calm morning and I can hear the gentle sounds of birds coming from outside the window. There is clear golden light streaming in between the curtains gently flapping in the breeze. There is a hot cup of tea in my hands and I can feel the steam on my face as I bring it close to my nose.I take a deep breath and inhale the comforting aromas.I am completely relaxed and smile as I take a delicious sip and realise there is nothing more wonderful than this. This is meditation happening right here. Appreciation of small moments fuels the inspiration that animates my work. Discover my art for yourself on my website. Link in bio.


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I always tell my kids there’s not much a hug can’t fix. They know exactly when to give me one. It’s almost like they know when I need it most even if I don’t deserve it. I want to share something that puts me in a vulnerable place, but I want to be honest + open and take away the stigma around mental health. I lost my cool today. Yelled at my kids + got frustrated with them. I apologized + told them I was just feeling upset and that’s not an excuse to get so mad. But I still feel crappy + I feel like a bad Mom. Don’t get me wrong I love my kids beyond measure, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t days they make me want to rip my hair out. I know my mental health hasn’t been great for a while, but I don’t have ‘time’ not to be ok. I don’t have time to stop cooking + cleaning. I don’t have time to take a break. Even if I do get an opportunity to have alone time I feel guilty. I feel bad that I leave Kash behind knowing he’d rather be with me. I feel guilty leaving Olivia when I know she’s going through separation anxiety. I feel bad leaving Axel when I know he’d love some alone time with his Mom. It’s like I’m being pulled ten different directions. I more often than not have to go hide in my bathroom and cry for five minutes + get myself back together to handle the next few hours of the day. Navigating motherhood has been the hardest + most rewarding job I’ve ever had. Recently I had someone say “you stay Home all day at least you don’t have to work”. I’m home because Kash needs 24/7 care. I’m home because Cole is away working weeks at a time. I’m home because that’s what works best for Me + my family. I shouldn’t have to explain myself, and if you think being a stay at home Mom is an easy job please think again. I shouldn’t let it get to me, but I’ve felt extremely overwhelmed for a while and it’s getting heavy. Small things are setting me off + I’m not in a good headspace for negativity. Being extremely sleep deprived isn’t helping. I wanted to share because I know there’s other Mama’s who feel overwhelmed whether you stay at home or go to work. Right now I’m doing my best to survive + if that’s all that you can do to I think that’s perfectly ok ❤️


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Little mister sunshine.⁣ ⁣ Ik vond het emotioneel best moeilijk om plots te moeten stoppen met borstvoeding.⁣ Ik had er (letterlijk) bloed, zweet en tranen voor over om het te doen slagen. Maar als ik dit vrolijk mannetje dan in de plaats krijg, dan weet ik waarom het goed is.⁣ ⁣Oh ja en doorslapen tot 6u, kan em! 💥💥 #babyboy #remuslove #babylove #momlife #mom #thatsdarling #cameramama #vsco #vscocam #honestmotherhood


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One of my greatest joys as a parent is when I see my kids help each other. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like to (yet ☺️) but when it does, it makes me smile. With my children, my expectation is that the older you are, the more helpful you should be. But with Miss Laneya, it melts my heart when I see her be helpful and sensitive to her big sister considering how young she is. Bree kept unsnapping her dress. I was busy in the kitchen so I asked (in my great loud voice 😏), “someone, please help Breezy button up her dress!” After a few minutes, I looked over and see Little Miss Leni trying so hard to figure out the snaps while Bree patiently waited. I was expecting one of the older kids to help Bree but because of their selective hearing, sweet little Leni stepped in. She wasn’t able to do it but seeing her try was enough to teach that age really isn’t a factor when it comes to helping. I just love that little sweet Leni of mine. ❤️ - words and sweetness by @dreebythesea . . . #3in5 #theluckyfew #downsyndrome #downsyndromeawareness #nothingdownaboutit #upsyndrome #wouldntchangeathing #specialneedsmum #specialneedskids #specialneedsmom #specialneedssiblings #shouttheirworth #advocatelikeamother #inclusion #disability #disabilityadvocate #strongasamother #motherly #motherhoodrising #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged


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I got another message from a desperate mumma last night. Her waters broke at 21 weeks and she contacted me looking for stories that would offer her hope. My heart aches for her and the other mummas all around the world going through pprom, as it’s a horrific mental and physical game. ⁣ ⁣ One minute your pregnancy is going perfectly and then in a split second everything changes.⁣ ⁣ You find yourself on Google, looking up medical terms and procedures, and none of it is what you wanted or planned for the pregnancy or birth, but you’ll do anything if it means increasing your babies survival.⁣ ⁣ The nurses and doctors don’t seem to offer much hope because it’s their job to tell you the worst case scenario. And so you’re left feeling very alone, like no one can truly understand the wrestle that’s going on within your mind.⁣ ⁣ You can’t sleep because physically the amniotic fluid keeps coming out, in gushes, every time you roll over in bed. Your pregnant belly has halved in size. ⁣ ⁣ But what they don’t tell you is that there are fierce warrior babies out there who have survived pprom and are living miracles. ⁣ ⁣ Oh momma, it’s not going to be easy. ⁣ ⁣ You’ll need to fight. ⁣ ⁣ Talk to your baby every chance you get. Tell them it’s going to be ok. ⁣ ⁣ Follow the pprom guidelines (no sex, baths, tampons) and nourish your body with good food (not hospital food if you can wing it). Drink heaps of water and coconut water to keep fluids up. You’ll keep losing amniotic fluid, but keeping your fluids up will help it to regenerate.⁣ ⁣ These are all the thing I did to give Maisy the best chance.⁣ ⁣ I know everyones pprom journey doesn’t end the same way. But if you ever need someone to debrief to, I’m only a message away 🧡


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Hi! I’m Imani. I see lots of new faces around here so it seems appropriate to reintroduce myself. I started this page in 2018 when I was 204 months pregnant (IYKYK). I wanted to create a space to connect with other new moms for real talk about pregnancy, birth, and millennial motherhood. I am a black woman, a black mother, and I am very much in love with and happily married to a (very handsome) white man. I often refer to my family as the Payne Family Shitshow. I use this platform to share honestly about my motherhood journey. I don’t have much of a filter. So, I hope you’re ready to hear about miscarriage, cracked nips, and what it’s like when your 2 yr old poops in your hand. Spoiler alert: it’s fucking foul. Thanks for following along. #honestmotherhood #blacklivesmatter


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I am definitely the last person to hear about any new trend or social movement, so I didn't see anything about Black Tuesday until I got on here at almost midnight to throw up a pic of the family. 😅 (To be fair, I spent the day following the mess on the news - so while I was not uninformed, I was out of the social media loop. 🤷‍♀️) . More importantly, I hope everyone out there protesting stays safe and healthy, and may their feet and reflexes be quick enough to avoid a smackdown from the fuzz. Remember to bring pepper spray goggles. That is all. . For now, enjoy a pic of the cutest dog in Jersey. . . . . . #shihpoo #honestmotherhood #candidmomming #notoracism #againstracism #candidmotherhood #theeverymom #motherhoodintheraw #shihpoosofinstagram #shihpoonation #shihpoolife


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Comfy in her @happyhannas ☁️💓


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This is the face of 2am, the silent hour filled with screaming. The pleading, and the gratitude of the breath on your neck that gives you your own. The face of desperation, opening your heart but closing a door, just to breathe, just for a moment. The face of helplessness, the inner child who knows she’s responsible but still needs a hug. We all need to be reminded we’re doing our best. The face of exhaustion, the forced smiles, the glazing over eyes, the hand that finds the remote. Just watch this for a little bit, reheats coffee. The face of nostalgia, the simultaneous pull of looking forward and looking back. Holding on and letting go. The face of adoration, the high pitched excitement that lies in the little things, as they teach us, to remember. The face of defeat, the sleeve caught on the door handle, the tears in the car, the last straw. That mother who holds it all together, who just needs to be held by someone else. The face of guilt, I don’t get you, what is going on with you, I love you but I don’t like you right now. I know this is hard for you, this is hard for me too. The face of worry, of the things we wish we could undo and things not yet done. Like a homesick feeling that lives inside your head. The face of pride, a galloping heart that is concurrently still, an overwhelming feeling of wanting to make the world a better place. The face of empathy, the pain you feel as if it were yours. The only pain you’ve ever wanted to make your own if it meant protecting them. There are so many faces to motherhood. But through the tears, the struggles and the moments we break is that unbreakable love. Because that’s what makes it worth it. In the face of it all.


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Follow your joy, find what lights you up. The journey to getting there can take a lot of time sometimes. For me it definitely has. But that doesn’t mean you should ever stop believing and keep going. Because it all will happen if you really want it to. . Sending lots of love ♥️♥️♥️ . . . #lightworker #mentalhealth #honestmotherhood #motherssupportingmothers #inspiration #motherhoodunplugged #mother #holistichealing #findingyourself #mindfulness #familytime #manifestation #lawofattraction #mumlife #positivevibes #gratitude #positivewords #positivequotes #spiritualawakening #womenswellbeing #spirit #mindset #healing #motherhoodjourney #intuition #graphicdesigner #mumlife #findingyourself


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First days 🚌🌊🌱 Since we left Christchurch and started travelling south we have been sleeping by the beach. The sound of the waves dosed us off to sleep and we woke up with the sunrise and the mist lifting over the sea. We went for morning walks on the sand, after dinner strolls to see the stars and dusk excursions to see penguins (didn’t see any) and sea lions (saw a dozen!). . One of the best things about travelling with a van is the possibility of sleeping in truly amazing places. In NZ there are many areas where you can free camp, which gives you the possibility of staying in wild and beautiful spots. Day1 we drove down the East coast from Christchurch and slept south of Timaru, in Patiti point. There is a quiet carpark by the beach with an incredible sunrise view. . Day2 we slept north of Dunedin, in the Warrington riserve. There is a free campsite where loads of surfers stop. . Day3 was in Sandfly bay. There is a parking lot on top of the beach. A steep but beautiful hike down (see stories) to a wild beach inhabited by many sea lions and a few yellow-eyed penguins. . . #onthemooove #vanlife #southislandnz


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My heart 😩 Owen can be such a hot, crazy mess, always wearing pajamas and always running full speed and destroying something, but when he slows down and is ready to snuggle with someone, it’s literally the best snuggles OF ALL TIME. He is seriously obsessed with his sisters, especially when he gets to hold Charlie while she’s drinking her milk 😭😍😭


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I love that we get the opportunity as mamas to teach our babies to be better. Better than the past, better than ourselves - guiding them on the path that the Lord intended for us. We are called to love on them, support them & lead them to Jesus & the best part is - He does the rest. He calls them, He guides them, He uses them for His glory. He’s given us the greatest gifts - His children - to love & cherish. I’m SO glad I’ve been trusted to be the mama to my babies. May we teach them to love one another & to love Him above all♥️


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sum•mer ⁣ A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty. ⁣ ⁣☀️ I would be lying if I said that I couldn’t wait to go back to work. As much as I love doing makeup, I really love being home with my kids more. So for now, I’m soaking up every minute I get of this summer before I get the call to go back to work. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #summervibes #summer #summertime #sunsquad #splashpad #brothers #mybabies #hapababies #littlepiecesofchildhood #kainoaspam #makanamusubi #watchthemgrow #boymom #mytinytribe #theheartcaptured #yagiohana#myyagiboys#childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #motherhoodrising #honestmotherhood #honestmommin #momentslikethese #bloggermom #lovethelittlethings #postpartumbody #themotherhoodcorner #lovingtheordinarymoments #photosinbetween


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I know there’s a lot of pain, hurt, trauma, discomfort in the world right now and I love that one of this months freebies, IMMORTELLE can assist us with some of the emotional aspects. IMMORTELLE is the oil of Spiritual Insight. It is packed full of precious oils like: ROSE-Oil of Divine Love MYRRH- Oil Of Connection LAVENDER-Oil Of Communication & Calm FRANKINCENSE- Oil of Truth HELICHRYSUM- Oil for Pain HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD- Alignment It encourages positive states of being & supports the development of faith, hope, gratitude, kindness, love, patience, & trust, which we all could use right now. It is a wonderful aid for meditation as it quiets the mind, fosters inner stillness, & encourages spiritual growth. These oils are gentle yet powerful. They assist in the release of negativity, darkness, & limiting perceptions. We can use this blend to help us see others & our true view of others in a different way. This blend can mitigate spiritual blindness & other spiritual issues by offering profound light to individuals. Immortelle offers grace & comfort when one feels discouraged or distressed. This blend can assist individuals in transcending the darkness, pain, & stress of life. It offers support in raising levels of consciousness & preparing individuals for new heights of spiritual transformation. This delicious blend is a must have. You can actually get this oil FREE this month with any 200pv order. Existing members place a 200pv LRP to earn your rewards, if you are not a member yet you can also get this roller for FREE with the purchase of a qualifying starter kit. US & Canada. Besides the emotional, spiritual aspects & support it’s also amazing for the skin. Powerfully renewing, it supports & nourishes the skin while helping to reduce contributing factors to the appearance of aging skin. These unique oils were expertly selected to sustain smoother, more radiant, & youthful-looking skin. It easily absorbs into the skin & can be used on the face, neck, & décolletage to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, & aging skin. Roll over face or heart, inside or wrists. Tag someone who could use this and share the lōve. #immortelle #doterralife


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“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.” 1 John 2:9


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Happy. Thankful and proud these beautiful boys are all mine. Why can't everyone just be more loving and accepting of all people, nations and race?! We are all one 🙌 . . . . . . . #thisisus #familyiseverything #family #ig_motherhood #blacklivesmatter #interracialcouple #mixedbabies motherhood #covid #mamahood #lovely #ohheymama #lovethem #endhate #daddiesboys #bestofmom #momlifeisthebestlife #teammotherly #boymama #lifestylephotography #honestmotherhood #toddlerlife #brothers #boymama #yycinfluencer #mommyblogger #everydaymoments #mytinytribe #lifewithboys #fatherandson


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“It starts with us guiding them in a direction. We take full responsibility for how they look at the world! Today was about how boats can take you to many different places and how you can meet many different people and learn about many different things. The world is full of greatness and if our children are taught to look at it as such, we eliminate the divide!” - @shaunt ⁣ ⁣ I think we can all agree that there is so much hate in this broken world, and if I’m being quite frank, it’s disgusting, and appalling. ⁣ ⁣ Obama said, every time he’s feeling discouraged by what’s happening in the world, he always looks to the young people. they are using their voice to speak up, speak out, & make change. ⁣ ⁣ I have learned so much this last week, and I will continue to learn, educate, & take action, but my greatest ministry, my most important mission is: ⁣ ⁣ to continue teaching my children that being different is beautiful, and to raise kind, decent, inclusive humans. ⁣ ⁣ what they learn starts in the home 🏠 ❤️ #buildingalongertable #itstartsinthehome


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I can’t imagine having these conversations with my children, can you? Reposting this heartbreaking video after deleting it accidentally. Swipe right to watch the clips (end of clip 2 and start of clip 3 are 💔💔💔). 🎥: @cut


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Posted @withregram@doctorshefali Let's put this in simple terms so maybe people will understand this better... When one of your children is hurt and you care for them, and the other shouts, "what about me? don't I matter too?"
you say to them: "Of course you do. But this is not the time for you to cry because you are not hurting, your sibling is." If they keep crying, it is best to gently explain to them that it is time they take the back seat and learn to give others the centerstage. Especially when the others, in this case, haven't had one for 400 years. It's simple enough to me. Why the insistence to say ALL lives matter? If ALL LIVES TRULY MATTERED would we be even having this conversation? Would we even be in this place? We are here because there is something drastically amiss and has been for centuries. C E N T U R I E S. Do we ALL fully realize what centuries of systemic oppression does to a psychology of a race? Do we ALL fully know how many steps behind the oppressed will always be and feel? Do we ALL truly know how many inner voices of self-hatred and self-subjugation the oppressed will need to overcome? Inherited from external hate and subjugation? Do we ALL know how long institutionalized hatred takes to erase? Do we ALL know how much farther the oppressed need to walk and how much higher they need to climb just to be seen? When we ALL realize this then ALL lives will matter indeed. Not one moment before. This is not a matter of loving ALL people or not. It is a matter of standing up for what is right. With all our might. Plain and simple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #blacklivesmatter


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Posted @withregram@chaneensaliee We Deserve To Live & Not Just Survive But to live a great great life and we deserve of brothers, fathers and sons in our lives! #amplifymelanatedvoices


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This just in, I’m eight months old today! Wow what a month, I FINALLY got some teeth that I was working so hard for which means I’m sleeping a lot better and that makes my mommy happy. I don’t really know what I am doing but people always tell me I’m doing a great job and I smile all the time! I’ll see you all next month!! #abijoy


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Who else feels me?! 😅 Lately my days feel like diapers, feed, naps, bath time aaaanddd repeat! Then the end of the day hits when this mama has a glass of wine and refreshes my emails every five minutes to see if I got an email from my husband who is on deployment. Man guys, solo parenting is haaaarrrd but that face makes it all worth it! #momlife


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Just remember there’s always alot more going on behind these tiny squares. Life is so much more raw and real and rich beyond this screen. Whilst I love sharing on here, it’s time for another Instagram fast 👋🏼 . . . . #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #boymuma #familytime #motherhoodrising #motherhoodintheraw #coolkids


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“Scared is what you are feeling, brave is what you are doing” . . . Well this deployment is officially underway and we are already one month down which actually has gone by fast! The last few months have been an emotional roller coaster, there has been a lot of unknown due to our little friend named COVID- 19 🙄 some of you may know but Brandon wasn’t scheduled to leave for a few more months and his 7 month deployment turned into a 9 (ish) month deployment. When I heard that it had been extended that was a very large pill to swallow. When we got married I always knew there was a chance we could be moving somewhere new at any time and that he could be deployed at anytime but as a military spouse you sometimes like to think “oh that won’t happen to us we’re good!” But here we are! Someone asked me “how do you do it?” I said “well I haven’t done it yet haha” but you just DO IT you don’t have a choice and this is your life. Solo parenting definitely isn’t easy, I’m a lot more tired and drink a lot more coffee and being away from your spouse with little to no communication is extremely difficult but I/ we are very lucky to have Brandon, the best most positive and loving man and I could not be more proud that I get to call him my husband and Abigails dad, so lets buckle up and do this! #deployment #militarylife


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Thank you for choosing me to be your mama Abigail Joy Schuh. All I’ve ever wanted since I was little was to be a mom and all my best dreams came true when I met you. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing and strong moms out there! #abijoy #firstmothersday


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Hey now hey now this is what dreams are made of! 😍 #abijoy #schuhcrew #postblowout


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Lately I have been starting to feel like myself again, now that we are out of the new born sleep deprivation phase and now that I am more adjusted to my new life as a Stay at home mom, my postpartum anxiety is somewhat under control. I definitely still have my moments, like the other night I was feeding Abi and I guess just fed her to much and she threw up EVERYWHERE, I felt so awful I immediately started crying. We gave her a bath and let her stay up a bit so she could recover. I was still upset even though she was sitting with us happy as can be lol I had to take a moment to catch my breath honestly. I could feel the shortness of breath and the anxiety building and building. So yeah I still have my moments here and there but for the most part it is under control and it feels so good to feel good again, we’re back baby! #abijoy #ppa #motherhood


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