I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting as I approach my 35th birthday. Something about this age feels like a mini-milestone (25 felt the same). It’s kinds crazy to me that just now am I starting to feel like ME- after marriage, 2 kids, feeling established in my career- just NOW am I starting to figure out who I am, and who I want to be.
They say you lose your identity when you become a mom- you live ONLY for your kids and what they want and need, you abandon your hobbies and passions, you fall into some sort of frumpy mom style, and you start to live more quietly. No more “living life outloud”. I say, F that.
Here’s me, feeling more in touch with what makes me tick than I ever have. Embracing my inner hippie. Living unapologetically. Working hard every day to not give a damn what other people think. Feeling strong, and healthy, and younger than I was at 30. Allowing myself to be who I AM, and working hard towards who I want to BE.
I hope my kids see it.
Especially my daughter (because you mamas know no matter how much society evolves, it’s hard to be a strong woman.)
I hope they learn to be who they are, and to not mute themselves.
To be appropriately selfish.
To do the shit they want to do, and to have no regrets.
Because that’s LIFE, right?
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That’s how the song goes, right? 😜 7 weeks and he’s still as laid back and precious as ever 🖤
Decisions, decisions. Had a fun girls day today with these two getting our nails done and then going out for lunch. Even if it was to Subway 😆. It was Rosie’s first time getting her nails done and she only broke one bottle of nail polish! And it was a really muted color, bright blue, that went all over the nail techs shoes and floor. We still had a good time! Not sure about the nail tech... #girlsday
Candle holder and more 😊 don’t hesitate to dm me if you have any questions and prices 👌🏽
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Thank goodness it’s Friday.... between getting back into the groove of the first day of school for my 5th grader and Kindergartener. Then getting a call my Kindergartener is sick on the 2nd day of school (let me mention my 2 year has been sick too)....the weekend is calling my name. Happy Friyay ya’ll! 🎉🍻
Goldie girl LOVES our new Tula explore. It’s the most comfortable carrier I’ve ever owned. I’ve been wearing her pretty much all day, and have zero aches and pains. I face her towards me when I know she’s sleepy, and face her out when she’s ready to explore! 🌷✨ #goldieanders#tulababycarriers
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When insta hubby is improving his photo taking skills 🙌🏼 have a great weekend every one, We are on our way to look at MORE cars & ikea 😏 #thanksforthesunglassesmikaela 🙈
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Last night Josh was looking through his pictures & showed me photos of Will I’ve never seen before! I cry looking at these & can’t believe he’s had these this long and I’ve never seen them 😭 swipe to see a picture of Will probably 1 minutes after he was born sucking his thumb. I lost it at that. Delivery was traumatic but I wish I could go back to it. And I’d totally do it all again, no complaints, for our future babes. There’s nothing like it. I miss these newborn...literally fresh out the oven, moments 🧡 01/04/2018
1 1210 minutes ago
Sometimes I wonder what on earth I did to deserve this precious moment - to deserve you. And while you sleep, I can’t help but stare, just thinking about what I can do tomorrow to be a better mama to you. #myeverything
These three are glued together. Always. That magnetic sister bond. Full of giggles and bickering. And yet they can’t stand to be apart. I can’t wait to see what adding a fourth matching sis will be like 😉 #viviandluluandedie
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Friday confession: I have suuucked at being a business lady this summer. I’ve been late replying to people, I have not done a lot of new product development and I’m, oh yeah, my website is still down. Ugh. I feel like a fraud, y’all! But, I’ve been momming super hard. All those articles about how you only have so many summers with your kids are kind of bullshit. I don’t have 18 summers with my kids. It’s more like 13 or 14 if I’m lucky. I fully expect them to be hanging out with friends, doing activities, and probably not wanting to spend that much time hanging with me. So I am seizing the freaking day whenever I can. We aren’t doing anything crazy, just trips to the park, pool, library... we are so lucky to live in such a great town for young families! They think the best days ever involve a trip to the playground, and I’m cool with that. But my work has been neglected and I’m feeling super guilty about that. So bear with me as I get my Mamapreneur groove back! I have big dreams and lots of plans. But I can’t promise any big changes for one more week with these two before Lil is off to first grade. 😘
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Yesterday, we got TEEN BURGERS to support #burgerstobeatms at A&W! Canada has an incredibly high rate of MS, and both friends and family of mine have been diagnosed. It’s time to end MS for good!!
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Find a flower bush and take a picture 🌸😁
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This guy was #livinghisbestlife today and had Nana all to himself while big bro was at school and Mom was at a photoshoot. Who else has kids that consider Grandma #1 !?
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Palm trees + sand + ocean, it’s the perfect start to a great weekend!
There are so many things that I don’t know. So many things I’m going to totally mess up in this mothering journey. So many things I still need to figure out...but some things I do know? I don’t want their childhood to be rushed. I don’t want to unnecessarily busy them with tasks that aren’t enriching their days. I want them to have slow mornings and days full of quality over quantity tasks. I want their days, their life & their home to be gospel centered, saturated with scripture and drenched with prayer. I want love to be the background of their days. I want them to recall their childhood, their home, their education with joy and delight. I want to encourage their curiosity, not keep them in a figurative box because society says it’s where they belong. I want to fill their minds with rich and stimulating literature. I want to encourage their awe and curiosity, nurture their love of nature & and be right beside them as they explore this big wide world. I want to hear their wild ideas and say “let’s try it!” instead of “that would never work”. I want to give them the freedom & the courage to be exactly who they are meant to be, not tell them who I (or anyone else) think they should be. I want them to be wild, I want them to be free.
1 1420 minutes ago
One of the greatest feelings is when she holds her arms up to be held by me. Now if only she could stop sticking her finger in my eye right afterwards.
Our living room is looking mighty bare with everything purged and packed, but these two are abnormally quiet playing with their new VTech and LeapFrog gear. With school starting less than a month away I'm not complaining as both the Touch and Learn Activity Desk and the LeapStart 3D are teaching them each things like reading and colours. And let's all be real, I am taking advantage by drinking a HOT coffee and finishing up the packing. Learn more about their new gear on the blog now. #BacktoSchool#LeapFrogCA
beach baby (v)
with sandy toes
& a sunkissed nose
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GIVEAWAY! 🎉 We couldn’t be more excited for our upcoming line with @snuggle_me_organic + @weegallery and we wanted to share the excitement with all of you! Three lucky winners will each receive a lounger in the new wee gallery print and a @goumikids wee gallery newborn smartbox! 💛💛
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Canyons first ride ❤️ swipe 👉🏻 to watch part 2. Fun facts about filming this.. I was either trying to stay out of harms way, or trying to keep stabilized from laughing and/or trying not to pee my pants from laughing..
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Summer + Gelato 🙌🏻☀️ soaking up the last couple of weeks until GASP! School starts 😳
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I shared this before in my stories, & received many responses. So I just had to share it again, because it’s been proven more true at our recent trip
While trips can be so fun & wholesome, it is also likely to influence a child to be burnt out & that therefore can cause behavioral problems. I’m talking about my child here who thrives in healthy rhythms & structure. So, a packed schedule of being out & about everyday for two weeks can be a bit much for her
The extremes of both excitement & exhaustion took its place for sure! But the exhaustion part reached a peak one evening.. When the lights turned off at past midnight, Aizley settling in bed wiping her heavy tears, all of a sudden she said, “We forgot to read a book. I want to read a book.”💔 She yelled to her Dad, “I AM SO TIRED!!” 😳 But her plead hinted us a solution
By mid trip, we had to adjust the direction of our days by having her water the plants outside, taking a really good nap, playing dress up, reading books anytime we had the chance to (in the car/at restaurants waiting for our food), & simply reviewing studies or playing her favorite songs. It just made a difference in her behavior! We realized that we weren’t giving her the time of day (even for just 5-10 min) to do things she normally enjoys doing at home. It takes so much patience to be a parent, but we’ll reap the benefits of a happy child in return if we invest our TIME in her🙏🏼❤️💫
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Slow Saturdays 🥞
It was so good to get out of the house this morning after being home sick for what has felt like FOREVER 😳 Luka and I went to the Farmers Markets & then stopped at @thebikerycafe for breakfast. These are Chocolate pancakes with honey, lemon Creme fraiche & toasted marshmallow topped with apple crumble .. They were so good 🤤If you're ever in Cambridge, stop in here and try the food! Have a great weekend everyone x
✨These 2 are pure love! It’s a bit one-sided at the moment since big sis loves a little too HARD!😉 .
#ad Y’all know I love finding new products and I go way back with @CetaphilUS. My teenage dermatologist recommended the face wash. Their new line contains hyaluronic acid which is known to hold 1000x its weight in water 💦 (mindblowing) Hello moisture!! So, I use the Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion during the day since it goes so well under my makeup and helps keep my skin healthy and glowing...and it’s extremely affordable. More details on my routine in my stories! ———————————
QUESTION: Do you struggle with sensitive dry OR oily skin? Mine changed after pregnancy! Anyone else?? #MyCetaphilSkin
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BABYSITTER: A TEENAGER ACTING LIKE AN ADULT WHILE THE ADULTS ARE OUT ACTING LIKE TEENAGERS 🙌🏼 #truth
Y’ALL! Have you ever had a sitter that actually cleans up, plays with the kids, and DOESN’T ask for the WiFi password before you leave the house?!?! 😂😩 My favorite way to snag a babysitter is by friend’s recommendations. Tried & true, right?! I’ve got a few amazing sitters but could always use help for last-minute date nights. A friend told me about @urbansitter, an online babysitting website where I can see if she’s worked in my neighborhood before and see her parent reviews! Use code ‘BESTSITTERS’ for a free 1st month of an @urbansitter membership. (Fun fact: The sitters get 💯% of their fee! The monthly membership fee supports the website details + online booking👌🏻) NOW, what’s your favorite kind of date night?! Mine is a Dinner + Gelato while window shopping 🍨 🙋🏼♀️
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After having kids, things that once were important to me is just no longer important to me. This is where my heart is! Being with my two babes making memories one day at a time trying to give them the best childhood possible. These are the moments that complete me.
Also don’t forget to enter my giveaway a few posts back so you have a chance to win 2 pacifiers from @bibs_usa and a beautiful pacifier clip from @clipandanchor
My hands are full with this spunky little love, yet my heart is even fuller💓
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Gahhh, we’re so close to meeting our little babe! Kennedy’s been asking everyday when she will come out & has been saying she’s so excited to be a big sister. Literally SO GIDDY thinking about them meeting for the first time and feeling all the feels. 💕 #39weeks // dress is from @legoeheritage & I’ll probably sleep in it tonight, seriously SO SOFT & it has hidden zippers for nursing + pockets 🙌🏼