❤️ Speak life into your children. The words you say will become the voice they hear in their own head. This is one of the parenting tips that has stuck with me. I’m not always great at this. I loose my patience, I sometimes project my stress onto my children, I don’t always build them up. But I strive to everyday.
You are strong, you are loved, you are enough. These are things I repeat to my children and I’ve realized recently that they are rubbing off. Not just on them, but on me as well. Motherhood has changed me in so many ways. Some ways have been hard to cope with: the lack of time and energy to do many things I used to enjoy, the ability to spend as much time with friends I love or have uninterrupted adult conversations. But I’ve also become stronger, more confident, more comfortable in my own skin. I care less about what people think (which is a huge change for this people pleaser), I speak my mind more, I forgive easier, I let small things go and fight for things that really matter to me. I do more things that scare me like starting this photography business. I’ve started to change the voice in my head just as I’m trying to create a positive inner voice for my children. The unconditional love I give them is now a grace I allow myself too, at least more than I used to. ❤️
>>> Photo by @birdieandbearphotography
How gorgeous and seeet is this capture! Pure love and connection. Animals can brings us so much joy, calm our busy minds and also heal us. The light, crop and hug are so perfect and beautiful!
Thank you for inspiring us with your work! 🖤
“The Eyes are the window to your soul” ~ William Shakespears
Nothing in life can prepare a mom for the loss of her child. The bond between a mom and her always ‘a baby boy is a very special bond. My dear friend lost her 16 year old boy to suicide this week. Mental illness is tough for our teenagers. Teach our children to be gentle and kind to others, no matter what. You never know the demons lingering in a person’s head. I have linked their go fund me page 👆🏼in my bio. Anything helps, let’s rise as a community and help a grieving mom and siblings through this heartbreaking time in their life
💫Sono una lavoratrice instancabile.
Sono una di quelle che nella casa in campagna ha ricavato un angoletto per l'ufficio. Se penso alla mia pensione mi vedo fare le stesse cose solo con la chioma argentea della sciantosa diavolessa Meryl Streep.
Se da consulente dipendente prima lavoravo 10-12 ore al giorno, da libera professionista il mio work life balance - l'equilibrio tra vita privata e vita professionale - era andato a farsi friggere.
I bambini sono arrivati al momento giusto per darmi una mano.
Con loro mi è stato subito chiaro che ciò che volevo era fare ordine: tempo per il lavoro, riga. Tempo i bambini, riga.
Certo non è stato facile. Ho lottato contro me stessa con tutte le mie forze e adesso, dopo 5 anni, sento che le cose iniziano a fluire come fa bene al mio cuore.
E poi ho imparato che quando le idee arrivano non vanno fermate, vanno lasciate libere come cavalli selvaggi, libere di fluire e prendere forma.
Ho imparato che se le lascio uscire si fanno da sè. 💫 Sono una lavoratrice testarda
Anche in questi gg con i bambini il tempo che prendevo per me era quello del mattino quando la casa è ancora silenziosa e tutta per me per scrivere e buttare giù qualche idea da proporre ai miei clienti al ritorno. 💫 Sono una lavoratrice appassionata.
Rientrare in ufficio domani sarà bello, riprendere quella lenta routine di fine agosto per poi tuffarsi in quello che per me è il nuovo anno, settembre.
Il mio corpo conosce la familiarità di quei gesti.
Mi siederò alla scrivania.
Avvierò il computer per processare le email.
Aprirò la mia agenda, il mio blocco con la to do list e riprenderò da dove ho lasciato.
A continuare a dare luce ai miei progetti e a quelli degli altri. Conquistando il mondo, un passo alla volta.
___pic by @maren.ollmann.photographer •
• #storytellingprofessionale #consulentedicomunicazione
Dang you, insta with your crop! 🙄
Next spontaneous trip I’m thinking of going to Cappadocia. It’s a must before I leave! Look it up! It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those floating hot air balloons! 😍 Has anyone gone? Any tips?
One of the photographers I've had the pleasure to meet while working at my "other job" as a guide to Fotografiska's exhibitions told us that he loves making his "models" move or do something. This way he can capture them in the midst of a movement and the photos look much more alive than if you would have them posing and looking a the camera. While he talked, I smiled to myself, because this is exactly what we Playfulhearters usually do in our shoots, right?
What is better than a big brother? And in less than a month, we will be thanking this one for his service to our country... It’s easy to see why he is so adored. •
Also... Swipe right to see how that sweet gesture is genetic!
ASSAM SKIES - An international collaborative project.
Karen Weed is a poet based out of London. She wrote a poem called 'Assam Skies' based on the life of a British tea planter who was Karen's great grandfather working at a tea-estate in Assam in around 1916.
The lyrics are about Karens grandmothers life, Rampiry.
Born in Assam to an English tea planter father and an Assamese mother. She and her sister were put into a home in Assam the same year their father married his English wife.
They felt abandoned and were told that their mother, Rampiyari had died of a broken heart 💔 when they were taken away.
The poem has been converted to a ballad by an American country singer Char Seawell and Assamese musician/producer Jim Ankan Deka. Very soon, a musical video depicting the story of Karen's great grandmother Rampiry will be released..
I am playing the part of the great grandfather’s new English wife.. . .
This sad story will be recognised by many others who’s families experienced similar themes & heartbreak through out the Colonial era..
🎥🎥🎥 @oknortheastindia #assamskies#assamteagarden#awesomeassam#artimitateslife#loveindia#storytelling#emotionalstorytelling#nofilter
I met with my photography soul sister tonight, Jen Keaton, and her adorable family! We laughed from start to finish! We met right after I started my business 3 years ago and I am always so thankful to have her as a friend! It is nice to have someone to talk shop and mom life with. I was thrilled when she asked me to capture her family pictures. There is something very special about another creative trusting you with their vision. I'm not going to lie... I was shaking and sweating when we first started!
Jen is an amazing photographer and all around human! She inspires me with every single image she shares! Go check her out! -> @jkeatonphotography #paigeonephotography
I’m late to the game, but I wanted to celebrate all the parents on national rainbow baby day ( August 22 ) who struggle with infertility, have had a miscarriage, a still birth, or lost a child, who continue to persevere, I hope your rainbow baby one day arrives. To all those who have gone through the unimaginable pain, continue to overcome it, and have welcomed your tiny rainbows, squeeze them tightly! 🌈♥️ Cannot wait to meet our rainbow this fall! #nationalrainbowbabyday
Quick trip to NOLA this week. ❤️ Why does he look grown?? 👀
7 11923 hours ago
Det er sjovt, jeg er selv ikke “rigtig” gift, altså på papiret og med kirke og fest. Men jeg kalder min mand for min mand. For det er han. Man kan ikke sige mere ja til et menneske end ved at få børn sammen. Jeg har også en ring der ligner en vielsesring, som jeg fik til fødslen af vores ældste. 💙 Jeg har bare aldrig haft behov for at gifte mig, men ih hvor jeg altid glæder mig meget til at forevige bryllupper - lige som næste bryllup i år på lørdag. 💖 Og den 10.10.2020 er faktisk også lige blevet booket. Så der er gang i bryllups butikken. 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻Dette billede opstod på vej til udendørs billeder med flotte Camilla & Lars, efter jeg opdagede at det var blevet glemt, at knappe hendes kjole. 💖 ... så skøn en dag det var. #bryllup2019#camillaoglars#evawaltherphotography#bryllupsfotografhorsens#livstilfotografhorsens#emotionalstorytelling@karvonen89@svittemand
I started my morning of right with a Starbucks and a sunrise session. It’s gonna be a good day!
1 3224 August, 2019
A perfect Saturday morning for me looks something like this! Blonde babies... clothes optional... chocolate chip pancakes on the griddle and a hot cup of coffee. A family dance party may also take place somewhere in there too. 👏👏 What's on the docket for YOUR weekend? "Like" and comment below 👇👇 to be entered to win a free Milk & Cookie Christmas Mini Session with @brookeleighphotography .
7 3124 August, 2019
A perfect Saturday morning for me looks something like this! Blonde babies... clothes optional... chocolate chip pancakes on the griddle and a hot cup of coffee. A family dance party may also take place somewhere in there too. 👏👏 What's on the docket for YOUR weekend? "Like" and comment below 👇👇 to be entered to win a free Milk & Cookie Christmas Mini Session.
I want to introduce you to my family: We have my oldest son Trigg who is soon to be 8 - hard worker, type A personality almost to a T( I googled it and almost every quality matched), who lives to be a farmer one day!
Lincoln who is 5: goofy, inquisitive, gets lost easily, and is going into kindergarten this year!
Willow who is 2: loves to be outside, loves every kind of animal-even bugs- cloth are optional, and is entering into the MINE stage!
Oh and don’t be fooled this is a highlight reel and so many things didn’t make it to the list! Parenthood is not a joke you need to have your #@!? Together! But also my take away I learned over the year-
Don’t take yo self so serious! Just relax and realize that they are humans just like you and have emotions like YOU - empathize with their issues then give them a choice! Followed by consequences if their choices are not healthy just like the real world!