If you're looking for more than 40 winks for yourself and your little one I can help!
Gentle, guided and loving sleep coaching can have you and your whole household catching some serious 💤 all night long. And some long naps too! #tiredofbeingtired#sleepislife#yegsleepconsultant
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This sweet boy is getting ready to cut his second bottom tooth, he's refusing to eat and screamed for an hour straight out of nowhere. Don't you wish parenting came with a manual sometimes? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your smiles make it all better. You're the best thing I never knew I needed.
Sometimes it's easy to believe in failure...to let the times you stumble convince you that you're less than or that you can't.
DON'T LET IT!
Everyone shines at something, has a lesson to teach. You are a world of possibility fueled by passion.
Just keep dreaming, keep moving, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Don't sell yourself short by not even trying.
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Remember when us parents didn’t have kids and had such naive thoughts as “When I’m a parent, I will never let my kids do...*insert whatever ridiculous pre-conceived notion you had here” 😂. And also remember all that time you had? Honestly what did I use to do before? I’m pretty sure the Hubby and I just slept all weekend long 😂🙈. #beforekids
My favourite thing to do at the end of a family sesh with kiddos is BUBBLES. Not only does it give little ones something to look forward to, but it makes for the most fun, playful shots.
It’s warming up 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I only have Sept 26, 27th and October 4th and 5th left for family sunset sessions this fall. Get that perfect Christmas card photo before winter hits!!!
We all know the saying...never miss a Monday. It sets the tone for the rest of the week. But sometimes that is easier said than done on a Monday. I can't use being tired as an excuse to miss workouts because it would literally be everyday. Between pregnancy insomnia, heartburn and a toddler that is up at least 2 hours every night tired is just my new normal. So I dropped Noah off at dayhome in my workout clothes so when I got back all I had to do was go downstairs. We all have a list of excuses we could use not to workout, but you are stronger than those excuses! So if you don't have your workout done or scheduled for today make sure that changes! Start your week right! #mondaymotivation#22weekspregnant#fitpregnancy#fitandpregnant#fitmom#momswhoworkout#yegmama#yegfitness#yegfit#fitfam#fitspo#movedaily#selfcare#personaltrainer
Any other mamas with big babies? Does it slow down eventually? We are officially wearing 6-9 months 😅 #4monthsold
Random office buildings usually have air conditioning and comfy couches to breastfeed on 👌 #protip
Got back to Edmonton last night at 12:30am, successfully transferred Maddox to bed without waking him up walking from the cold card. I can't (but can) believe we came back to snow. Seattle, Vancouver and Kelowna were all so nice, minus the typical rain all three cities are known for. Today was cold, rainy and snowy. It called for warm socks and ugg boots.
Grandparents are the best! Are you of a Slavic heritage? What do you call your grandfather? Dido or Gido? This tee is totally customizable to suit whatever you call that someone special in your life! DM us to order / inquire!
Some say Gido & some say Dido. But we say no matter what you call them, grandfathers are the best! We can make these tees customizable to suit whatever you call those special people in your life. Send us DM to inquire!
Man, Cold’s spread like wild fire in our home! Nathan started not feeling well yesterday morning, by the end of the day I had caught his cold and now this morning poor Stef has caught the bug. Send tea and throat lozenges 😣 the Lacombe household has a bad case of the sniffles. •
If one of you gets sick in your house do you all get sick? Or is that just us?🙈
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@theworkshopyeg we are always down for a good lady #party ... or any party for that matter! Gather together, any occasion, let’s celebrate with a workshop!! ✨🍾💓
So I stole my friends baby today. She’s going through the dreaded “4 month sleep regression” and I can literally still feel the emotions from that time last year. I felt like I was going actually going insane. I remember telling my (at the time, kidless friend) that I felt like I was losing it. He wouldn’t sleep and I was SO done one night I had to put him down and leave the room because I was scared at how frustrated I was. I immediately became self conscious and told her over and over how much I really loved him. (Because of course, mom-guilt) But that it was just. So. Hard. And as much and I know she tried to understand and feel for me, I knew she just couldn’t.
The sleep deprivation is REAL. And can be so isolating. You tell people you are “so tired” and they say things like “oh my goodness I can imagine!” But you know in your gut they just DON’T know how tired you really are.
Well I know it wasn’t much, but I hope she felt my acknowledgment that I DO know. And I am here!!!! And that you’re not alone girlfriend 😘
Also, how freaking adorable is my little mama? She is the most nurturing soul. She loves all babies but especially this one. When I got her the carrier And put the babe in she just lit up. My sweet girl ❤️ - I should add. I “stole” as in insisted I babysit for a few hours so she could rest haha maybe didn’t clarify that part ❤️ it was a glorious afternoon of baby snuggles and smiles :)
Let me tell you about Saturday mornings. ⠀
Not only do I get a huge check mark done for the week (grocery shopping and the farmers market), but I also have time to connect with a dear friend (@rindercella). ⠀
These mornings are life giving and soul quenching. Our conversations range from parenting, to marriage, to our spiritual journey, to what we have on the menu plan for the week (or coming up with ideas because we have been too busy to plan.) ⠀
We allow ourselves the opportunity to be vulnerable. To open up and allow the other to see us, faults and all. ⠀
Do you have a tribe? Do you have a community that lifts you up? That allows you to be your authentic self? ⠀
As women, we are all on such an amazing journey. It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, a mother...⠀
Don’t allow yourself to get stuck. I have been there. Stuck for YEARS. Stuck in the same patterns which were destructive and ultimately not allowing the light to shine on or from my inner core being, my authentic self. ⠀
Never stop learning. Never stop growing. That’s my mantra 🤘🏼
She’s a pretty awesome little model! 💜 so proud of our baby girl!!
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🍂❄️ September G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y Time ❄️🍂 I’m hoping to keep the monthly giveaways an ongoing thing! You will be able to vote for what is given away in our stories some time before the next months giveaway 🤗 This month one lucky winner will receive: 🌨 A customizable tumbler! You can pick the cup style (options pictured above) and what phrase you’d like. ✨How to enter✨ ‼️All of these steps must be completed to be entered in the contest. Last month less than TEN people entered correctly. I randomly picked a winner and they hadn’t completed the entry and I had to pick someone else three times‼️ 🍃Like this page 🍂 Like this post ⛄️ Comment what you were/maybe are looking forward to about fall 👯♀️ For extra entries tag a friend (or two!) 💃🏼 Head over to Facebook and you can enter there too! 🦔 Contest closes at 7:59pm MST on Sunday, September 16th. One randomly drawn name will be chosen and announced shortly after!
Disclaimer: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By participating in the giveaway via comment, entrants completely release Instagram from any responsibilities of the above. By commenting below, you give consent for us to contact you via pm for the purposes of notifying the winner. Open to residents of Canada and the US. Closed to Quebec residents (due to different rules and regulations). #blackoliveboutiqueyeg#shopsmall#shoplocal#yeg#yegmama#yegbaby#yegtoddler#yyc#yxx#handmade#custom#madeinedmonton#tumbler#vinyl#thiscoukdbevodka#thiscouldbewine#giveaway#funsies#goodluck
✨ For a longtime I carried a lot of guilt over the fact that Blake's father and I couldn't make things "work" between us. That I couldn't give Blake a "family" where his parents were together. Releasing all that has been a long process and when I would think I'm good I've released everything that could come up, right? Then I'd be hit with something again. That's the funny thing about love is that it's always spiritual, every experience and encounter is there to help us fully become who we are. Blake's father and I shared a deep soulmate connection and I know for a fact that everything that happened these last years, having a son, going through heartbreak, has brought me to my new found self. I will ever be thankful for this experience in my life that shaped me into who I am today, the mother I've become, the wisdom I've gained, and my spiritual awakening if you will. I'm so thankful to be B's mom, I'm thankful that he always reminds me to stay grounded and in the moment. I'm thankful for it all and thankful for what's to come. 💫❤️
While at a work appointment today, a client asked me if I could show her how I had tied my scarf. I smiled, and said of course! I took my scarf off and, step by step, showed her how I tied opposing diagonal corners of a rectangular scarf to make it an infinity scarf, looped twice around my neck and was done. She did the same with her scarf. “You made me beautiful!” she said, and in the most raw and natural of reactions, gave me a hug. I hugged her back, and we shared an embrace of kindness and happiness, then had a short conversation of how she could style that with different outfits, and colours, and so on. Often in our every day busy work days, we forget to see people as anything other than coworkers or clients, but like us, they are just humans. And those unexpected moments of raw connection, over something as simple as how to tie a scarf, are pretty beautiful. It warmed my heart. -
Just a happy story for your Thursday evening ✨-
It has really it me lately that Stefan is a full blown toddler heading fast on the train to childhood. He’s starting to put two words together to start forming sentences, he’s going down slides by himself, he’s communicating his emotions by saying if something hurts or if he’s happy. He even drinks out of his own cups and only spills every couple times. And I can’t help but feel excited and nostalgic at the same time. I know that God has great things planned for Stefan but I can’t help but pray that he pumps the break a little on the whole time thing even if it’s just half a millisecond!
Man what a day! Shortly after this photo I started feeling really ill and basically ended up on the couch for the better half of the day while Stefan played around me. He did so well and was so good for me which I am BEYOND grateful for. I used to beat myself up about days like this saying I needed to be more productive and would set this super high standard for myself. While I do believe you should have a standard for yourself; I’ve realized lately that standard isn’t the same everyday. Some days your capability is lower and some days higher, THAT IS OKAY. I’ve been practicing a lot of grace with myself and listening to my body and boy has it changed my mindset. I feel much more fulfilled in each day because I know I did the best I could in each and every day and I’m still moving towards my goals... even if they are just baby steps some days!
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