My personal-all-time-favorite-newborn-bow-in-the-history-of-ever. But seriously guys!! Check out that subtle shine to the most gorgeous genuine leather teeny tiny bow 😭 Our mini Emma Leatherettes will be releasing soon, along with so many other beautiful things!
I’m honestly drooling just looking at this picture and thinking about this meal. YOU GUYS. If you suck at making salmon taste good, or maybe you’re eating salmon several times a week and getting bored 😐 you NEED to try this recipe. It’s seriously such a GAME CHANGER. Cant wait to get back to my kitchen (or A kitchen) to make this recipe. (Recipe on my blog- link in bio!) go go go 🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️
A quick look into the life of a desperate mom trying to get her daughter to take a bottle. Disclaimer: all bottles not pictured 😩
CALLING ALL MOMS: How did you get through this phase?! We’re on our 7th bottle & we’ve tried 2 sippy cups. SEND HELPPPPPP PLEASSSE. 😓
1 1221 minutes ago
HOW is my baby gonna be two in less than 5 months?! motherhood is the most bittersweet thing. bringing this tiny life into the world, then you literally blink and they’re a toddler.😢
Baby girl is almost here! The 10 week countdown has begun! Here are a few pictures from my baby shower that my Mama + Mama-in-law, Aunties and cousins threw for me last weekend. Thank you to all the ladies that joined in celebrating our little one! Dan and I are overwhelmed by all your love and support! Thank you, thank you! She is one lucky little babe! 🥰 Shoutout to @bubbajoy for the wonderful pics 😘 Thank you friend!
Nap time is my favorite... Those raw moments between you and your sweet newborn as they drift off to sleep, their heads heavy as they sink deeper into your chest. 💕 I live for those moments.
2 1739 minutes ago
Talk about a handful. We are in for it. 🙈😂 #mywildboy
17 9842 minutes ago
I made a big mistake.
This adorable little guy is turning 8 next month. Eight...where has the time gone?!? He loves people and is always thinking of others.
But he has a pretty big listening problem. This has been a struggle for him, for us and for his teachers for a long time.
We have been working on addressing this issue for a while now. We have had him assessed and he has seen various specialist. There is nothing “wrong” with him he just needs some more tools in his tool box.
Even though there is nothing “wrong” with him we have what we feel like is a big problem, he just can’t listen.
The mistake we have made that we are working on correcting is on setting clear boundaries. He struggles with his listening skills and I think part of this is we haven’t required him to listen as intently as we would like because we haven’t had the strongest boundaries with him.
Some of these boundary issues come from the fact that he had three younger siblings by the time he was four and a half. Given that we live far away from family and my husband has a highly demanding job there just wasn’t enough left of me in managing everything to set super strong boundaries.
I would say something but would always give a second chance which didn’t help the situation. His personality plays into the mix of this mistake. Even if everything is equal (which is virtually impossible) kids still come into our lives with a lot of “wiring” in place.
I have often said if I could ask God one question it would be “how much is nature and how much is nurture?” I’m sure the answer wouldn’t be straight forward!
Taken from the @nytimes article called, “A Pumping Conspiracy,” by Natalie Kitroeff. Even though there is a consensus among doctors that breastfeeding tends to make both mom and their children healthier, once back at work many women find that their place of employment makes it nearly impossible to pump. We are all for supporting whatever choice you decide to make when it comes to your child but we need to wake up to the fact that so many women don’t have a choice at all. The maternity policy in this country makes it extremely difficult to make the decision that’s right for you and your baby.
This photo was taken over the weekend. My boys.
Just a few days later, Fernando bit Asher’s face. I was out recording a 75 Reads episode and got a frantic call to come home. A visit to the plastic surgeon and a couple of stitches later, Asher is doing well.
@ag457 and I have been trying to piece it together. My heart is broken. I keep running through my head possible ways I could’ve prevented this. I’m afraid to leave Asher. With anyone.
And then there’s Fernando. He’s been part of the family for over eight years. I love my dog. But, I love my baby more. Fernando is currently at the place where we board him. The people are friendly, and always happy to see him. He’s there while Avi and I make some tough decisions. I’m at a loss.
But if you’ve ever had to help nurses hold down your incredibly frightened ten month old while a doctor stitches up his sweet little nose, you might not be at such a loss. And maybe as I type this, I’m realizing I may not be either. 😞
Thanks for letting me work this out, Instagram.
One of the biggest things I have noticed between my first and second baby is the difference in how much I care about weight. I got Oscar weighed every other week because I was pressured into it by health visitors, and those numbers genuinely used to panic me. I still don't understand the "centiles" properly, and in George's life he's been weighed about 2 or 3 times. With him being 9 months though, we knew we would have to weigh him eventually because 1. he's a big lad and the curiosity is too much 😂 and 2. he needs a new car seat soon. I was absolutely gobsmacked to find out he's only 12lbs less than my almost 3 year old hahaha. I'm so obsessed with those squishy leg rolls though. If I could give any new parent advice it would be to give no shits when it comes to the numbers. They mean nothing 💓
What are we thinking of the black and white? I'm thinking I may stick to this theme as I absolutely love b&w photography. Let me know!
these two babes make 5 months look un(bear)ably cute! 🐻😍 *real life* I’m pretty sure they are both teething or just going through a growth spurt/developmental leap. They have been SO whinny the past few days. I absolutely love them to pieces, but man has it been HARD! Naps have been few and far between which has led to two tired and cranky babies. Grace and patience. Grace and patience. Grace and patience. This has been my mantra the past few days.
4 51an hour ago
My little man was really hoping for winter storm 2.0 last night but no such luck this time. Off to school they go. #smitten
What I look like trying to balance my life right now. Olive woke up at 1:00 this morning and decided to play, talk and climb all over me until 5:00 this morning (I’m not exaggerating). It’s -25 outside. Went to Costco, was unloading the cart onto the till when Olive bolts. Lady behind me says she’ll watch my stuff. Other lady barricades her to keep her from running even further (swipe right), guy in blue points out that I dropped a $50 bill from my bag while I chasing the troll. Get back to the till and another lady has my wallet and has unloaded my cart for me. A friend calls me and tells me she’ll watch Olive while I finish shopping at superstore. Did I cry in the parking lot today? Yup. I’m gonna go all sappy and cliche on you and just say I’m gonna choose to be grateful for the strangers that helped me out today, and for my friend who gets it.
My cardio for the foreseeable future with our little wobbling tornado 🌪
The easiest way to know with Bohdi has something he shouldn’t? Make eye contact & watch him either dive face down to hide or take off at his full sprint 🤣 #allthestickers#momminainteasy
4 441 hours ago
Dance to the beat of your dreams 💫⭐️🌟✨ tap away my tiny dancer. ♥️
1 241 hours ago
‘Is the winter going to end any time soon? Bring on the heat, Lord!’ ❄️ . ••
Or maybe we just need to get better at winter activities.. need to embrace it while living in the Great North 🇨🇦
That cliche heart on belly photo! 💗 I couldn’t resist. Love this little babe even if she is waking me up multiple times at night. I forgot how annoying the third trimester insomnia can be. AND the leg cramps! 😫 Doing a Pregnancy Q&A on stories if you have any questions for me. Or leave them here! I’ll try to answer as many as I can tonight, as well as in an upcoming blog post. Are any of you pregnant right now?? Leave me an emoji with the baby’s size. Baby girl is a 🍍! #MarasBabyBump#thirdtrimester
70 5651 hours ago
I was taking these photos for @mommyandiboutique_ the other day, and needed to stop and breath because I started bawling. How in the world is this little man 16 months already?! Almost 17 months?! I never would have imagined it would go by THIS fast. He is SUCH a mamas boy, and loves to snuggle with anyone and anything! His personality has formed, and man oh man I can’t describe my love for his heart, his laughter & his presence. You make your mama SOO SOO happy, sweet boy. Can’t wait to see what the many more months bring. . . .
We also can’t wait for many more months of rocking our @mommyandiboutique_ bonnets & clothing🌿🌻
✨ The two things in life you are in total control over are you attitude and your effort - Billy Cox ✨
2 782 days ago
My Monday Starbucks date. My body says I’m sick but my brain says no. We will see who wins. 🙃
2 443 days ago
My whole world..... my princess 👑
1 213 days ago
Hubby isnt an A1 photographer, Jaxons socks definitley don't match his outfit, BUT were comfy as can be, while still being stylish in matching pants😉
@mommyandiboutique_ always rocks it with our matching HANDMADE clothes 😍
I DID IT. I moved this girlie into her very.own.room.
And you know what? I thought we’d be roommates forever, but you guys were right. All of us are sleeping better + longer!🤷♀️
One other thing: Hazel turned 6 months. (Like, HALF A YEAR...time, you thief.😩)
Which also means easy baby phase is officially over = Guess it’s time to start solids, lug around bibs + snacks, and prepare myself for weird diapers.😬🙈😂 How did you introduce food to your babies?
How lucky are we to have this little lady?! Every morning when the boys wake up they race to see who can give her the first morning squeeze. Not sure who loves her the most in our house. And if you ever get the chance to hold her, you kind of instantly fall in love with the way she gasps on to you with a serious love hug. Or how she does her deep love stare 🥰
Even though she’s going through sleep regression, I can’t even get mad that she’s sleeping on my chest 75% of the night. I’d take the neck and back pain any day for those cuddles. 🤗
Can’t really think of a caption right now, but I just love this photo of me and my little boyfriend! ❤️❤️ perfectly describes our day! He has been extremely clingy these days and today I realized he has 3 more teeth coming in!!!!! 😱 that’s a total of 5 teeth he has 😭😭 so crazy! Please stop growing my little love!