Myhonestmotherhood Photos & Videos

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Wow! Have you felt this way too 🤔⠀ ⁣⠀ You’re feeling buried already. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Buried in hurt, shame, overwhelm.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ But honey, you’re a gorgeous seed. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Planted and hidden in the soil of the despair right now.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ It doesn’t feel good.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ You feel compacted and not flourishing.⁣⠀ And in the darkness, you’re actually growing. ⁣⠀ The struggle is real though. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ It doesn’t change that it hurts 😥⠀ ⁣⠀ It doesn’t change that you feel unseen.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ It doesn’t mean you’re low vibing (cause let’s face it. That’s just total BS, spiritual bypassing rubbish).⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ And you certainly didn’t call it in.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Buried you may be right now.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ But one day you’ll bloom again 🌻⠀ ⁣⠀ Even without realising it. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ You’ve got this.⁣⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #anxietyexpert#anxietyfeelslike#anxietygirl#anxietycoach#findyourpurpose#yourstoryisntoveryet#anxietyfree#anxietywarrior#anxietyisreal#thehappynow#hipstermom#thehappynow#momitforward#myhonestmotherhood#mumsofinstagram#mumlife#momlife#anxiousmom#anxiousaf#anxietycoach#mindfulness#mindfulnesscoach#anxiousmum#mumsohard#thehappynow#momitforward#myhonestmotherhood#mumsofinstagram#momlife#anxiousmom

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Real life admission: taking your kids out for dinner is a great way to remember why you stopped taking your kids out for dinner 😳 We were planning to go to a sit down restaurant tonight but as we got closer, I started to have second thoughts. So we made a detour for the mall food court and the parents got Cheesecake Factory dessert to go! . Hands up if you are in the “food to go” stage too 🙌🏻 at Annapolis, Maryland

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Last week vs this week 😂⁣ Swipe to see the progression!⁣ ⁣⁣ But the real glam is here - what happens at home. This is where the magic my Walmart pajamas, with my babies, on my living room floor.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The dresses and photoshoots in Greece were fun but THIS is the real reward of my hard work - being braless, makeupless, and covered in babies! ❤️ at Santorini

10 minutes ago

How did I grow you babe? Check out that great big belly! Now weighing 12lb 9oz, on his way to chunky baby town! He is just a total delight and fills every single bit of my heart! . . . . . . . #parentlife #welcometoparenthood #modernmotherhood #mamalife #newborn #honestmotherhood #lovelifeoutside #motherhoodrising #letthembelittle #littlehumans #baby #myhonestmotherhood #raisingthefuture #documentyourdays #childhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood #rawmotherhood #postpartumbody #postpartum at Cragg Vale

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If it's not an issue for you, then there's no issue. If you are happy exclusively breastfeeding who cares what they say? If using formula is your way to go then good on you! If you enjoy co sleeping with your babies, cuddling them to bed or rocking them to and fro then you continue doing that! The dummy saved your life and sanity and still does 2 years later then what's the issue? If it's not an issue for YOU, and you are happy breaking all the supposed 'How to be a good parent who raises an emotionally stable human being' rules, then you shouldn't give others opinions a second thought. Parenting doesn't come with a manual that could possibly suit all children or families. We all do what works for us. And if I don't have a problem with cuddling my kids to bed then it shouldn't be an issue for YOU! . . . #youdoyou #parentingmyway #honestmotherhood #thisisparenting #mymotherhood #mumsofig #mumsofinsta #writeyouonmyheart #supporteachother #mymotto #thisismotherhood #ig_motherhood #myhonestmotherhood #mymotherhood #raisingkids #thehonestlens #parentinglife #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodlens #parentsofinstagram

12 minutes ago

Seriously this is a winning combo of all the essential nutrients you need in a meal😍 Quinoa with sauerkraut, avocado, sauted kale, halloumi, pesto, grilled chicken and a boiled egg topped with micro greens🙌 at Girdlers

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Why is this guy so excited?? . Because he has been sleeping AMAZINGLY!! We are on our 4th night in a row of a FULL NIGHTS SLEEP!!! Can you tell Mama’s excited?? 🥳🥳 . I have posted multiple times about our lack of sleep in the last 13 months and how we attempted (and failed at) sleep training. . So what’s the secret this time?? . If you’ve been watching my stories you’ll know it’s been sharing a bedroom. The kids that is! We put Wyatt in Mia’s room and he’s been sleeping through the night since day one. It had been making mama SOOOO happy! (And Wyatt too!) . So we will stick with sharing a room and hopefully all continues to go as it is now. Do your kids share a room?? . . . . . . . #blessedmamalife #mommyblogger #unitedinmotherhood #lifewithlittles #myhonestmotherhood #catholicmama #midwestmama #motherhoodunplugged #mommasboy #wyattdavid #handsomelittleman #mommyslittleman #boymom #oneyearold #sleepthroughthenight #babysleep #babysleeptips #sleeptraining #mamagetssleep #happybaby #happymama #honestlymothering #legitmotherhood #toddlerofinstagram at Kansas

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We had an appointment to see baby yesterday. It was just supposed to be a check-up to check for the heartbeat, but they ended up not being able to find it, so they requested an ultrasound. We weren't planning to have an ultrasound, so it was a bit of a surprise. Right when we walked in and the ultrasound tech started, baby did a big flip, so we knew everything was okay. It is crazy how much they are moving around in there and you can't feel anything at all (yet)! The ultrasound tech asked if we wanted to know the gender, since we were in there anyway. Of course we said YES!!! Unfortunately, she wasn't able to tell us the gender with certainty, so we will have to wait until our next ultrasound to know for sure. She told us she was 60% sure it was one gender, but that it was just a bit too early to tell. I don't want to announce anything until we really know for sure. Either way, we are thrilled everything is going well and baby is healthy and flipping around in there. 💫

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We have such a responsibility to teach them responsibility. To teach them how to live a life of integrity. It’s hard to say no when we want to say yes. It’s hard to parent teenagers. It’s also effing HARD to be a teenager. They can’t possibly understand why a no is so important sometimes because they still have a lot of life to live and lessons to learn. But they DO know a lot of stuff already and that’s why it’s so hard for them. They’re not children, not adults. Somewhere in the ugly in between practicing to be adults and live life on their own. It’s effing hard raising teens and it’s effing hard being a teen. Here’s to all you struggling parents raising teens, I see you and I’m in the trenches with you. • • • • • • • • #our_everyday_moments #parentingteens #raisingteens #momofteenagers #momsunited #realparenthood #momstatus #dadproblems #mamatribe #momdiaries #mamasgotthis #motherhoodquotes #thatmomlife #messy_motherhood #motherhoodjourney #honestmomconfessions #mommyproblems #momtruths #dadsofinstagram #parenthood_unveiled #momprobs #thefamilynarrative #simplymamahood #thisismotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #dadlife #liveauthentic #momstruggles #parentingmemes #surviving_mommy

1 hour ago

Things have been a little hectic here recently. Ronan is teething like crazy, I’ve started working again, and our to do list is constantly growing. Chocolate chip cookies were exactly what the doctor prescribed! Except for poor Ronan, only cold teething toys for him. ☹️ I never thought I would be so happy to see a binky on my countertop 😭It’s the perfect kitchen accessory and reminder of how blessed our family is. 💕 . . #richmondmama #rvamama #igmotherhood #baby #boymom #motherhoodunited #motherhoodsimplified #firsttimemom #newmom #newmama #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #realmotherhood #slightlycrunchymama #crunchymama #momswhowrite #ig_motherhood #momswhoblog #momlife #instamama #mynameismama #motherssupportingmothers #chocolatechipcookies #maternityleave #millennialworkingmoms #mommyhood #wubbanub at Richmond, Virginia

1 hour ago

He’s so scrummy! I had a whole baby free day today & it was GLORIOUS. I feel like it’s as important to take the time to look after yourself as it is to look after your little people. It’s all too easy to get burnt out with all the sleep deprivation, the constant entertaining, basically being chief snack bitch & generally running around 24/7 putting someone else’s needs before your own. I knew I was getting frazzled because my fuse was super short & I was finding it hard to remain chill. Arguing with a baby really isn’t an effective use of anyone’s time, nor does it actually achieve anything. So a day of cake, pottering around buying plants, getting started on a little DIY project & getting my eyelashes did was very much in order, & very, very much appreciated! ♥️ . . . . . #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #candidmotherhood #realmotherhood #greenparenting #motherhoodintheraw #channelmumvillage #mothersmeetings #motherhood #consciousparenting #fourthtrimester

2 hours ago

So, I was at the store buying some clothes for the kids, and the cashier asked me if I needed a gift card and I said no these are for my kids. She said but you don’t look like a mom. I said WHATTT?!?!?! 😳😳😳what is a mom suppose to look like exactly? I guess people have a perception of what a mom should be or look like, well this one is mine happy, comfortable and tired. #happymom 🥂 . . . . . . . . #momtruth #30poundsdown #memoirsofmotherhood #mumswhostyle #ohmamamoment #momboss #💙 #instamamagang #asd #motherlove #autismparents #acupofmotherhood #love #motherhoodthroughinstagram #canadianfamily #honestmotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #momhub #socialmediamom #momsofig  #themotherhoodcorner #wellwateredwomen #torontomoms #specialneeds #autismawareness #autism #mentalhealthmatters #squatsbooty #blackdress

2 hours ago

A brownie for breakfast so naturally we went to the gym over lunch. Might have ice cream now for dinner. Who knows. 🤷🏼‍♀️ It’s called balance right? at Downtown Galesburg YMCA

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| Fresh Linens and a New Home | We are so excited to be starting this new chapter in our lives, we now have a proper little home from our family and no longer and apartment for two. We are looking forward to the long summer nights and early mornings. There's so much to look forward to. . . . . . . . #parentlife #welcometoparenthood #modernmotherhood #mamalife #newborn #honestmotherhood #lovelifeoutside #motherhoodrising #letthembelittle #littlehumans #baby #myhonestmotherhood #raisingthefuture #documentyourdays #childhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood #rawmotherhood #postpartumbody #postpartum #interior #interiordesign at Hebden Bridge

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"For me, the end of pregnancy signaled a turning point in a long road of nausea, pain, swelling, and general discomfort. I embraced the remaining extra pounds and assumed that when I was ready to jump back into the gym and Whole30-inspired eating, my pre-pregnancy body would come right back.⠀ ⠀ I remember reading articles about how breastfeeding would make those remaining pounds just “fall off.” Some women do have that experience. For me, breastfeeding my baby did not magically reduce my waistline. The person in the mirror did not look like the person I had known before pregnancy. My body felt unfamiliar, and I was scared I would never feel like myself again.⠀ ⠀ Around 4 months postpartum, I felt overwhelmed with the demands of a newborn and discouraged about my lack of self confidence while balancing breastfeeding and body image. I decided to stop the Google shame spiral and focus on the things I could control: my mindset and my habits. Today I’m going to share some advice that will hopefully help you to reframe your mindset and work toward resetting your healthy habits.” Find the rest of this article from Whole30 Coach @the.glowing.brunette at the link in bio.⠀ ⠀ #postpartum #wholemamas #wholemamamoment #whole30mama #momstrong #postbaby #postpregnancy #likeamother #motherhoodunfiltered #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingmoms #breastfeedingsupport #fedisbest #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeedingwhole30 #nursingwhole30 #modernmotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #rawmotherhood #breastpump #pumpingmama⠀ ⠀

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Here’s a little update...⠀ ⠀ Since so many of you guys ask...Maddox is still loving his binky, and Mommy is clearly losing the battle! 🙈⠀ ⠀ We were making progress...⠀ ⠀ He used to only take Avent pacifiers and one by one...He literally bit a hole in all 50 of them like a little savage! ⠀ ⠀ As soon as they were broken, he’d throw them in the garbage himself...⠀ ⠀ Fast forward to the night when we had no more binkys left, and I thought for sure it was the end of an era for us...⠀ ⠀ Nope! I was wrong...Little man got desperate and found 2 random Wubbanubs from when he was an infant...⠀ ⠀ Now, not only do we have a binky...But we have a stuffed animal attached to it! 🐥 ⠀ ⠀ Moms - When did your kids give up their pacifiers? And did they just give it up, or did you have to take it away?⠀ ⠀ Someone please reassure me that he won’t be going to college with a duck hanging out of his mouth! 🤣⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #wubbanub #binkybaby #pacibaby #thisistwo #youngestchild #youngestof3 #nomorebaby #mommyofthree #myhonestmotherhood #njmom #nomorepaci

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I’ll be adding these guys to the shop tomorrow. I spent most of today working on a custom order that was a little outside my comfort zone but it was good to stretch myself and try something different.... while my little velcro baby hung out in the sling 👶🏼 at Galway, Ireland

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This shirt perfectly sums up the life of a #mama! 😅😂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our 'STRESSED BLESSED & KIDDO OBSESSED' shirt comes in royal blue, navy, black and purple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mommyproblems #momlife #baby #babies #simplymamahood #momprobs #funnymoms #momlifebelike #momsbelike #momhumor #toddlerproblems #toddlers #momtruth #mom #mother #mommy #lifewithkids #motherhoodunplugged #newmom #firsttimemom #mommyhood #myhonestmotherhood #momlifeisthebestlife #babyinsta #babylife #babygram #mootherhoodthroughig #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodrising

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Ugh, you guys. We found out on Monday that our beloved daycare provider is closing down in August and moving to Florida to live out her and her husbands dreams of being closer to the ocean and beaches. I'm so extremely sad and don't think I've officially accepted it's happening. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She's the only daycare provider we've had since I went back to work after maternity leave (so over 2 years ago) so she's grown to be an extension of our family. It's heartbreaking to think of how sad Ivy will be once she realizes that she won't be going to her buddy Joy's anymore. I guess we have a couple of months until we have to find out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Comment below any tips you may have on a smooth transition and pray for us that it goes well. . . . . . . . #toddlermom #toddler #daycarekid #workingmom #workingmama #twincitiescollective #twincitiesmom #twincitiesmomblog #minneapolismom #mnmom #minnesotamom #minneapolisblogger #momswhoblog #momcommunity #bloggermom #mamastakenote #simplymamahood #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodsimplified #mynameismama #motherly #mombloglove #mplsmomtribe #momblogtribe #littleandbrave #littleandbrave #growinghainesblog #motherhoodinspired

2 hours ago

▪️New Blog Post▪️ Since there are two sides to parenthood, I wanted to take the time to share some details from my husbands perspective. I couldn’t convince him to write you on his own so, instead, I asked him a number of questions and typed out his responses word for word. I am calling it, “The Fatherhood Series” and it all starts with pregnancy 🤰🏻 . . This was our pregnancy announcement for Audrey. Swipe —> to see one of our maternity pictures at Salem, Oregon

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May 23, 2018 • One year ago today. I was 27 weeks pregnant with the triplets. This was the most terrifying time in my life. Growing three babies is not easy! Bella stopped growing a few weeks prior and she started having cord flow issues. I knew I didn't have much time to prepare. We set up the bassinets, the babies closet and I spent a lotta time with my other kids. I went on hospital bedrest in 8 days. I delivered my girls in 13 days. I lost Bella in 25 days I didn't know what the future held. I didn't know how I'd deal with all the changes in life. I didn't know anything. I do know that I'm so very thankful for my journey and who I am today because of it. I'd give anything to have my baby back on earth with me, but I'm taking every experience and making sure I educate and advocate as much as possible. I'll always work to keep her memory alive. #BELLA💕💕💕 ________________________________________ #bereavedmother #infertility #pregnancyloss #stillborn #infantloss #childloss #maternalmentalhealth #stillamom #ihadamiscarriage #grievingmother #bekindtoyourself #mothersday #angelbaby #griefsupport #motherhoodintheraw #BeforeMeetsAfter #myhonestmotherhood #angelbaby #survivingtriplets #twinsandmultiples #nicuangel #preemieangel #blackmomskillingit #blackmomsblog #blackchildloss

2 hours ago

I just peeked inside my baby's mouth and saw 4 top teeth about to break through. If that doesn't strike fear into the heart of a parent, I don't know what will 🙊

2 hours ago

Ruby and I have the same emotional reaction to no nap/quiet time today....

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Yesterday was one of those days where everything that can go wrong does 😩 Beckham, still clearly recovering from the weekend, fought everything, Ellie was being her usual cranky self, and even Michael was having an off day. By 5 PM I couldn’t take anymore and told Mike I was going to have a shower. Ready to drown out the sounds of my whiny children and wash my greasy hair I jumped into the shower only to find we’d ran out of shampoo. 🙄 So I washed my hair with face wash. Not great, but life goes on. The icing on the cake though was when our entire shower curtain, bar and all, came crashing down on top of me. 🙃 The perfect end to the perfect day. I wish I could say today has been better but Beckham had a meltdown because he didn’t like the wind. So.. it’s been great. #isitfridayyet #ourcandidlife #honestlyparenting #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #parentinglife

2 hours ago

The beginning of the new year I decided I needed some new clothes and a fresh look. My look has stayed the same if you’re wondering? How can I build a new closet, save money,help the environment, and other small business? Could I have it all in one? Yes, yes you can have it all in one 🥰 I started buying second hand. They’re not “new” but new to me. Buying second hand has saved my family so much money, my outfit in my photo was a cost of $8.00! I sell and buy on PoshMark and I shop small consignment and thrift. I am able to help out others with big dreams and small businesses. Such a win! But the bonus is I’m helping the environment, how am I doing that? There are a lot of major brands that have not practice substantial ways of clothing making. Our Rainforests are ripped down to build sweat shops and the rivers are polluted from the dyes and chemicals. I am a Greenpeace 🌈Rainbow Warrior always! If your interested in learning which companies are substantial and practice good ethics do some simple research. We all have an impact on this planet we’re sharing 🌎

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My favorite colors to wear are pink, coral, & floral (😂yes, I said it!) . I tried to talk my husband into wearing coral.....No. A floral tie..... No. I’m considering myself lucky that my girls obliged in wearing the same dress! 😅 . Does anyone else feel like coordinating family outfits is an art? It surely requires a creative eye! . . . #familyphotography #coordinate #saycheese #coral #familyof6 #qt

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A few weeks ago, a grown man degradingly told me that if he had known this was “all I did” (being a stay at home mom and writer), he would’ve bought 2 books. Out of pity. Because this is “all I do.” ⠀ ⠀ There are so many conversations going on right now about the value and worth of a person. Somehow we’ve come to this place in our culture where your value and worth is dependent on what you DO or do not do. I have found myself far too often eating and swallowing that lie myself, because when someone asks me what I do, I used to answer with “I’m just a stay at home mom.” And then recently tried to add value to that with “but I also write.” 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️⠀ ⠀ The last time I said it like that, I was convicted and the thought immediately came to my mind, “You are not ‘just’ anything.” ⠀ ⠀ Let this be a reminder friends, as I have to preach this to myself daily. You are not ‘just’ anything. If you are a stay at home mom, you have value. If you have a career, you have value. If you are a student, you have value. If you’re a single, you have value. Get my drift? No matter where you are in life, no matter what you do, you have value. And you don’t add any value to your own life by what you do or do not accomplish, you simply have value and worth because you were literally created that way. ⠀ ⠀ So let’s practice, and leave that word ‘just’ out of it. I’ll go first: “I am a stay at home mom and writer. My identity is found in the One who created me, and nothing else.” Now your turn-drop it in the comments. 📷: @charityclaytonphotography #stayathomemom #stayathomemomlife #workfromhomemama #adoptivemom #thisismotherhood #motherhoodmatters #sojmotherhoodseries #spoonfulofjordan #speaklife #youhavevalue #alifeofgratitude #motherhoodmoments #ichoosejoy #homeeducator #momswhowrite #momswhoblog #storytellingmama #myhonestmotherhood #acupofmotherhood #mommoments

2 hours ago

One thing you may not know about me is that for a large portion of my life I have struggled with anxiety and sometimes have dipped my feet into the waters of depression. I thought it was normal to have panic attacks in the bathroom. I thought a pounding heart was just the way that a heart beat. I white knuckled my way through life until I was in my mid-thirties and that’s when I realized that the way I felt wasn’t something that was normal or something that I had to accept as MY normal but that there was power to change my reality. _ It’s a long story… the journey to peace— and I wouldn’t say that I have it all figured out but I have found a few things that truly help me. One of them is a deep passion for searching for beauty in the everyday. _ Beauty in the mundane of everyday living is so easy to miss. I partly think it’s because we are so DISTRACTED. Screens, noise, lengthy to-do lists are ever present realities of life. _ So on the days when it feels a little dim for me I make it a point to change my environment, to get out in nature, to read poems and prayers, to listen to music that slows down my heart rate and to be okay with not starting my day until I see a small sliver of beauty. It’s like a thread. Once I pull on it it unravels before me, the bleakness begins to dissipate like the storm clouds and beauty becomes the fuel to start my day. _ Searching for beauty is easy if you look. It could be the way that the light shines through the trees or the way that an old table has well worn grooves in it from years of use. It may be the kindness of strangers or the way that friends rally when someone around them suffers a tragedy. No matter how small or insignificant the beauty may seem I take a moment when I see it and return my gratitude back to the creator. _ Next time you feel a wave of anxiety or depression sinking in I would like to challenge you to practice reveling in the beauty around you. Voice your gratitude. Watch life multiply back to you unspeakable beauty. _ PS. You may want to look at the above pic again… because you may not have seen it. 💕

2 hours ago

Almost this entire pregnancy I’ve found myself asking my husband and others “Do you think I’m gaining too much weight? Do I look like I am? How do I look?” . With my first, I was excited to be a mother and through all the nausea and pain I still felt so beautiful, but this time I’ve found myself comparing my body and image to other pregnant moms and even non-pregnant women. . I focus so much on empowering and encouraging women and reminding them just how darn gorgeous and perfect they are, but I make myself an exception to the rule. Make no mistake, I don’t say this for attention, but as a reminder to YOU that you should extend more grace to yourself if you do what I do: if you make yourself an exception, or make others feel loved and believe they’re worthy of love and encouragement, but feel convinced that you’re not. . Because truth is, we’re all beautiful in our own way as cliché as that might sound. We weren’t supposed to look the same way. Diversity is a gift and I’m trying to embrace mine. So if you need the reminder, here it is: you are so darn beautiful and you’re doing amazing ❤️ . . . . . . #motherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #chicagomoms #chicago #momfashion #springtime #welllived #maternity #pregnancy #maternityfashion #lightroomedits #sheisnotlost #mamapreneur #mompreneur #simplymamahood #dailymotherhood #thebump #babybump #inspirepregnancy #pregnantandperfect #honestmotherhood #myhonestmotherhood at Chicago, Illinois

3 hours ago

The bedtime routine is a great way to communicate with your baby (who is yet to young to understand our words) that 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐩.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The soothing routine does not need to take long. You can incorporate whatever quiet activities into your routine that you would like, just keep in mind that the end goal is to relax and soothe the baby. ⁣⁣⁣ It’s important to do the same actions each night as this way, it doesn’t matter where the routine takes place, the routine indicates sleep is next.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Teah’s (6 mnths) bedtime routine consists of: 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲, bath, coconut oil, jammies, good nights, white noise, sleep sack, lights off, snuggle and sway for 1 minute in front of her crib and then she is placed in her crib.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Isabella (4 yrs) and Talia (2.5 yrs) have a bath, coconut oil, jammies, bedtime snack, 2 (this a firm 2), quick talk about our day, white noise on, night light on, lights off, hugs kisses, good night. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ What is your child’s bedtime routine? #naptransitions #babywontsleep #bedtimeroutine #bedtimeroutine #developmentalleaps #newbornsleep #babysleeptips #wombtoworld #sleepcoach #swaddletransition #momcommunity #parentingdoneright #parenting101 #myhonestmotherhood #justmomlife #inspiremothers #momconfessions #lifeasamama #momsupportingmoms

3 hours ago

Prepare yourself, this is personal and vulnerable 😥⁣ ⁣⁣ When I was pregnant with my first son, I suffered from severe depression. I wouldn't trade my time with him for anything, but 11 years ago, I had serious doubts about my ability to be a mom. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I was young. ⁣⁣⁣ I was single. ⁣⁣⁣ I was jobless. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I felt hopeless. ⁣⁣⁣ I felt abandoned.⁣⁣⁣ I was terrified.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I wanted to end my pregnancy.⁣⁣⁣ I wanted to end my own life.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ One day, I drove and drove while I cried and cried. The trillium were out then, just like they are today. During that drive, I decided to trust God... and to keep my baby.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Today, we took a special trip, just my son and I, and the trillium were out alongside the road. I thought back to that dark time in my life, and now that I'm on the other side of it, I can see how God was working in me through it all. From where I am now, looking back I can see that God is faithful, and that He works all things for the good of those who love Him. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Motherhood wasn't a mistake for me. ⁣Staying alive wasn't a mistake. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ And sweet friend, if you're in the middle of making a decision- one in which you feel hopeless- I pray you know how very loved you are, and that YOU are not alone. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And that there is HOPE.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Trillium are more than just a flower for me. They are an ebenezer. And I will praise God for holding me, and my son, through all of this. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #Youareloved #mystory⁣⁣⁣ #wonthedoit #trillium #faithful #jesus #suicide #abortion #iamloved #hopeless #hopeful #mymotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #youngmom #ebenezer #depression #anxiety #mentalwellness #mentalwellnesswarrior #thereishope #flower #wildflowers #saved #god #hesgotme #hesgotyou

3 hours ago

🙈Do you see the chaos around me? It’s been a crazy week y’all! Through the chaos though I’m so thankful for what I’ve got right here in my arms. • • • • ❤️Dylan and I were talking this morning about how short life is and if something were to happen to us tomorrow what would we think about? The only thing we could think about is we would probably ask ourselves , “Did we spend the time with our kids the way we should?” • • • • 😩We get so caught up with the busyness of life that sometimes it’s hard to make time for fun. • • • • 🥳This weekend we are going to TN to spend the weekend with some friends and we are so thankful to have this time together. • 💕Have a great Holiday weekend friends! And remember to spend some time with those you love!

3 hours ago

👣 #hurts2Bhuman 🎵 🎧 👌My current “go to” album. Gym 💪, walking, driving in my SUV 🚘 or dancing in my kitchen 💃 it’s on #dancing 💃 And let’s be honest, who doesn’t have a girl crush on her 🌸 @pink 🧡 🔥 I’m creating a set list - looking for some 🎶 recommendations for this weekends barbecue 😎? 🙋‍♀️🕶☀️🍉🥕🍔🍺👣⤵️ . . . #motherhood #barbecue #music #instamom #honestmom #lovemykids #motherlove #lifeasmama #honestmom #parenthood_unveiled #parentingadvice #myhonestmotherhood #mommymoments #momsofig #realparenting #motherhoodjourney #weekendvibes at Canada

3 hours ago

Little Ms. Olive is a walker! You’ve made mommy + daddy so proud. I can’t wait to chase you now. We can take walks with your bestie @watchthemblossom! 🧡

3 hours ago

She filled my life with color, canceled plans, and trashed my car. But none of that was ever who we are.

3 hours ago

• Afternoon pick me up • Not going to lie, it is taking me a little bit to adjust to cold coffee 🤷🏼‍♀️ anyone else go through that? Just me? 🤣🤣 at Salem, Illinois

3 hours ago

𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴𝓯𝓾𝓵 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankful for the here and now, for the peaceful moments amidst the chaos of everyday life. For taking the time to just stop and see the beauty. So thankful for 2 toddlers that keep me on my toes, exhaust me in ways that I never knew and remind me of how pure, simple and honest true love really is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momof2toddlers #thankful #thankfulthursday #thankfullness #thankfulforthem #calmamidstthechaos #capturethemoment #myhonestmotherhood #peacefulparenting #peacefulmoments #gerbra #flowerstyle #loveflowers

3 hours ago

#ivoted to try and make a difference to their future in one of the only ways I can when it comes to how society functions as a whole. I took them with us so that they grow up seeing that it’s what you do. Also because I am lucky to have the right and privilege to vote. at Scotland

3 hours ago

I missed out on A LOT. I remember Tays end of the year preschool picnic. She went with our nanny & my mom while I was at work. My phone was being flooded with pictures of her playing with her friends. Having so much fun. & I WASN’T THERE •• I knew this time around with Chip I WOULD be there. I HAD to be. I was tired of missing out on things that were important to us... important for THEM. & thankfully because of ONE decision I made... •insert• the coaching opportunity 😜... I COULD be there. Today... there’s MORE flexibility in our lives. MORE freedom. MORE presence. All because I said YES. •• & girl... YOU can say yes too! ❤️ If you want a little bit MORE... it’s possible. at Bremerton, Washington

3 hours ago

I get it mama.⠀ •⠀ You look in the mirror a few weeks postpartum and don’t like what you see.⠀ •⠀ You can’t see past the squishy belly, new stretch marks, and the extra weight you gained from carrying your sweet babe.⠀ •⠀ You wish you could fast forward your journey. Feel like a resemblance of yourself before you got pregnant.⠀ •⠀ You wonder if you will ever feel like YOU again.⠀ •⠀ Oh but what a beautiful journey you’re on. Give yourself grace and trust the process. Trust that your body is doing all the right things to heal.⠀ •⠀ Enjoy your beautiful baby while they are still small. Because they really do grow SO fast 😭⠀ •⠀ Take your time. Appreciate and thank your body for giving you your precious baby. You will feel like you again just give it time!⠀ •⠀ If you are looking for more support postpartum be sure to click the link in my bio to join a community of other mamas in the trenches with you! You don’t have to do this alone!

3 hours ago

This is William, he is one amazingly strong little guy battling childhood Leukemia. It was a privilege being able to photograph him and his family while they were here on island with Make A Wish. This session was filled with so much joy, laughter and sibling silliness. The Hawaiian sky sure showed off for us durning the session. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #leukemiawarrior #boldemotionalcolorful #photographer_stories #thelifestylecollaborative #thehonestlens #lovingtheordinarymoments #souldepiction #embracetheedge #pixel_kids #thegallerycollective #shared_joy #remarkablyimagined #thisdetailedlife #loveandlightgallery #tonesofgrace #honestlydocumented #magicinthedetails #myhonestmotherhood #dearest_viewfinder #galleryoflightfeature #ourlightwithin #treasuringlittlememories #storyteller_tribe #talesofthemoment #littlepiecesofchildhood #kidsofthelens #infinity_children #runwildmychild #unraveledacademy #childhoodwonders at Kahana Bay

3 hours ago

When you make an abstract painting of a fruit salad and it looks good enough to eat 😋 🍌🍏🍓🍇🍊

4 hours ago

She’s here! 💗 8lb 5oz • 20 1/4” • no name just yet • perfect in every way

4 hours ago

My girls🌼

5 hours ago

Feels so nice to get ready even if we're just going to the pediatrician 🙌

7 days ago

Who else remembers being taught to keep your eyes on your own paper? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ We were introduced to this concept at such a young age yet as adults so many of us get caught up in comparing ourselves to others. There is a fine line between healthy competition that serves as a fuel in which participating parties thrive and competition brought on by comparison as an act of violence against the self. True beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. 〰️ xo, sb💋 at Downtown Houston