So true!! I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned the park and then heard about it for the next 13 years of when we are going 🤣🤣🤣 exaggerating of course but definitely DO NOT mention the park unless you’re on your way to the park, Danny boy will question you every single time you pass a park 🤣🤣🤣🤣(don’t get me wrong, I definitely take him to the park, when it’s not 100 degrees out or hecka crowded 🤣🤣🤣)
¡Arrancamos mañana! 👏👏
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You’d think I’d have more arm strength having to hold her all day but this was a whole lot harder than the pics make it look 😳 And can we just talk about how unbelievably adorable baby thigh and butt dimples are?! I wish I could make them look that cute 🤣
For some reason when you’re pregnant people tell you all of the negative things about being a parent, as if they’re trying to scare you out of having a baby. My coworker was pregnant at the same time as me (shout-out to @courtneyrowehair) and we’d always vent to each other and point to our stomachs and be like “do I not already look committed to this!?” 😂
Now that my daughter is here, it makes me even more annoyed to look back. Yes, the nights are ROUGH... but no one tells you how many times you’re up crying and look down at your tiny little person you made and are overwhelmed by how beautiful they are. Yes, it’s difficult to go “do your own thing” if it’s in the middle of their nap time, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a life anymore. No one talks about how you can have THE WORST day, and still at the end of it when you see them sleeping so peacefully (and usually making silly faces in their sleep) you feel so accomplished and content somehow.
One of my wonderful clients gave me her take on parenthood and I always think about it: You have your baby and part of you doesn’t know what to do, but then you realize this human doesn’t know anything or anyone but you. And even as they grow, YOU are their world. They just love you SO much and their world revolves around you. Even when they’re older you’re still the person that’s most familiar to them.
This is the kind of “advice” we should be giving soon-to-be parents. Yes, be realistic... it’s not easy. But more of those conversations should sound more like “having a child is hard, BUT...” When I’d wake up at 3 in the morning and Olivia was crying I’d try to remind myself that this whole world is new to her and I’m her source of comfort and familiarity, even when she’s crying in my arms. Or peeing on me... Anyway, being a parent is tough and it’s messy, BUT it’s the best, ever.
I love when Mom & Dad get in the images too.
If you have had a session with me you know I try and insist on it. ( LOL)
The first few weeks of a newborns life are tough, memories fade with lack of sleep and adrenalin pumping, ...and time.
I wish I had more images of me with Vann.
I was so concerned with how I looked - I gained 95 pounds during my pregnancy.
Vann should have been a cheeseburger.
I have maybe 4 or five images of us in the first few weeks of life. Hindsite is 20/20.
Even now Vann loves looking at those images of us together.
Mamas don't forget to get in the images too.
I know it's hard. I know how it feels to not feel like yourself.
Even if you just ask hubby to snap some on the iPhone
( I know my husbands first inclination is not to be a photographer so It might take some pushing)
But also stay tuned.. I have something up my sleeves ... something special for you...and I can't wait to share with you.
all my light & love.
So we did a thing this morning. We finished our 80 Day Challenge together.
Yes we did day 80 but the journey doesn't end because in the grand scheme of things it is just another day of working out and eating clean we will get up tomorrow and do it all over again.
When we started this challenge we were all revved up for it because it was going to give us rocking summer bods and get us looking good for my little sisters wedding (yes we are the old timers of the wedding group). In these 80+ days we...
Went on various trips and vacations.
Kids crazy schedules.
All the excuses.
Which quickly reminded us that having rocking summer bods and looking good for an event are great goals to get you going but not enough to keep you going.
It is moments like there where I force myself to remember my WHY. I remind myself “your body deserves for you to take care of it. These next 45 minutes of exercise will take your mind off of whatever might be stressing me out and to just unplug. You will feel so accomplished after you get this done. Exercise makes you happy and your kids and your husband deserve to have a happy momma.” I have my own “why’s” with working out and eating healthy…and I’d encourage you to think of what YOUR why is!
Why do you want to workout and fuel your body properly? Why is it a good thing for you?
And in those moments where you are REALLY not feeling it remember your why. Mind over matter. You can do this and it’ll be so worth it!
Soothers! Yay or Nay?
I believe soothers have their place for newborns and babies under 6 months as they do exactly what their name suggests, Sooooooth. The Canadian Pediatric Society also suggests that it may help reduce the risk of SIDS as it keeps babies in a lighter sleep.
However, as babies age, soothers can quickly turn into a crutch that can impact sleep. Parents may be up multiple times a night to replace a soother 😴
So when should you phase it out?... When you're tried of the yo-yo up and down!
The truth is, it's much easier to remove a soother from a baby than a toddler. It is also a great idea to remove the soother when you're starting to teach your baby new sleep skills.
Side note: soothers are only a problem if they're a problem for you!
If you're having a tough go with soothers, reach out, I'd love to help you through it!
The Hardest Thing About Being A Mom Is Not What You’d Expect - #motherhood#mommyunderground #momlife
Everyone knows that being a mom isn’t always easy. It can be exhausting and overwhelming when they’re small, but the joy that our children bring us far outweighs any of that. But the real reason being a mom is the most difficult job in the world is not what you would think – until you experience it. Our children depend on us for everything when they’re little. We are literally responsible for keeping them alive and well. The nighttime feedings, the diaper changes, the constant balancing act… Then, we watch in amazement as they grow and learn. They start to interact with us. They develop their own little personalities and interests. They want to be with us at every moment, and we can’t imagine how we can be so blessed. And then come the tween years. Studies have shown that many mothers experience increased stress, anxiety – even depression – once their child turns 12 or 13, even more so than when they are newborns. We worry because they are making more and more of their own decisions. They’re away from us longer and longer each day as they go to school, participate in activities, and spend more time with…
All me, tired eyes and all. Y’all warned me about the three-nager phase. But damn. I didn’t know how much that entailed. It seems like the minute Sophia turned three she’s become more aware of my coming and going. She’s attached at the hip and will cry nonstop if I leave. She insists on going everywhere I go—the bathroom, the shower, next to me while I exercise. There’s been little to no alone time for me for weeks now. And my whole schedule has been thrown off. Just a few short weeks ago I had alone time to exercise, run errands, and to read and now I do all of that with Sophia clinging to my leg. I know, it’s a phase. I know I’m supposed to enjoy it because before I know it, she’ll be eager to go off on her own or with her friends. But it’s rough. There’s so many things I need and want to do, I’ve been eager to dive in head first into writing, but I’ve only been able to write here and there. Although I’m happy I have work, I sometimes feel guilty for only being able to do a little. But again, I keep reminding myself this is temporary. And I’m typing this while Sophia is hanging on to me and attempting to feed herself cereal. I’m doing what I can, and that’s the best I can do.
"To be a good mother while my heart was breaking was one of the hardest role I've ever had to play."
It doesn’t matter if I’m waiting for my son to stop running in the other direction when we play 😂 or if he’s running full force into my arms to try knocking me down (swipe to see 🙂) .
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Pregnancy announcements are incredibly personal and entirely up to the expecting parents. Some parents will openly announce their pregnancies as soon as they are pregnant. Others choose to only tell trusted family members and friends. And yes, some parents will not announce this new family member until the baby is born. The choice is yours.
At minimum, you will want to tell your partner or the person who may be supporting you throughout your pregnancy (e.g. a parent or trusted friend). Whatever you decide, be clear with tell your family members and friends regarding who you want to know and when. 🙋🏾♂️
REMINDER: If you know your friend or loved one is pregnant, DO NOT announce it before they do. Always ask before sharing this news, and do not pressure the parents to announce the pregnancy before they are ready.
For young mothers: More tips on talking to your parents coming soon to our page!
Teen Vogue Promotes Human Trafficking and Encourages Young Teens to Be “Sex Workers” - #mommyunderground#motherhood#teenvogue#saveourgirlsandboys #saynotosexworkers
Teen Vogue is known for their vulgar and brash articles encouraging teens to become promiscuous and abort their babies, but their latest article has officially crossed the line. In fact, Teen Vogue had the sheer audacity to post an article promoting “sex work” and attempt to portray it as a “women’s right” issue. But this dangerous endorsement of women selling their bodies for financial gain actually promotes human trafficking and could actually lead to young teen girls being sold into sex-trafficking. Pimps and sexual predators’ prey to the vulnerability and innocence of young women. Often teens are lured into human trafficking by a “Romeo pimp” (a guy who buys a girl many gifts and pretends to be her boyfriend before he then turns on her) or by the guise of “financial freedom.” And once a girl is in the system, pending a miracle it’s almost too late. Sure, some girls escape but will have constant trauma for the rest of their lives. Other girls are continually sexually exploited, and many contract sexually-related diseases and end up dead. But instead of posting articles warning young girls about the dangers of human trafficking, Teen Vogue did just the opposite. They actually posted…
A lot of times, when moms get pregnant, one of the issues they face is brushing their teeth
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Guys I wrote a blog post that goes in-depth on safety and why we choose the Coppertone Pure & Simple Mineral Sunscreen for both adults and our kids. I’ve talked about it a lot on Instagram but there’s only so much information I can convey in a short paragraph. So to learn more about the ingredients that go into this line, the price point, where to find it, how it works, does it work and more please head to bluebirdkisses.com or click the link in my bio. #coppertone_partner #sponsored #sunprotection
To be sure this product is suitable for you, always read and follow the label
Prior to becoming a registered dietitian I worked in corporate wellness. I would go to workplaces and help them change their environment so it was easier for their employees to be healthier (which ultimately would help cut down health care costs).
Changing your environment to make it easier to be healthier is a huge contributor for success.
I mean, do you think it’s easy to stay on track with your health goals if you have cupboards full of cookies or soda looking so deliciously cold in your fridge? Probably not.
So here are some tips to help you change your kitchen environment so it’s easier for you to be healthy:
▪️Cut up produce soon after buying it at the grocery store so it’s readily available when you need it
▪️Swap out plastic containers for glass
▪️Clean out the cupboards of junk food – when it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind
▪️Get a water filter – tap water can be contaminated with things like lead, chlorine, or pesticides
▪️Declutter your kitchen counters – it’s easier to want to cook in the kitchen when it’s not so messy
▪️Ditch the Teflon pans – instead use cast iron or stainless steel
▪️Stock the fridge with sparkling water or infused water
▪️Keep a bowl of fruit out on the counter to grab on the go
What are some ways you’ve changed your environment so it's easier to be healthy?
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Those little hands, I can’t! 🧡
I mention in my blog that I hesitated to write a blog on sleep training because I never want it to come across as if I have everything together or like parenting is a breeze for us. Being a parent is exhausting on all levels, and if we can get our babies resting well, we can rest well! Sleep training blog is up and ready to read! 💤 Link in bio
🌞 Soaking in all the the time I have remaining with him— my first baby, the one who gifted me the title of Mother. —
Levi and I had a rough week last week. It was hard for us to get along and I felt like he was fussier and whinier than usual. But I also noticed a marked difference (improvement!) in his communication and understanding skills that week, so I don’t doubt that he was quite possibly just going through a developmental leap. But thinking of him as whinier and fussier also affected the way I played with him, treated him, and loved him. Yet how thankful I am that children are so forgiving. That even on the days where I felt like all Levi and I wanted was for Ether to come home to relieve us from each other (😂), that he would still tell me he loved me, that he would still show unconditional trust in me as his Mama, and that each new morning was a reset button. I am learning so much more everyday about being a mother, and while the thought of caring for TWO can be intimidating, I have found that our children empower us to fit into this role. They give us the answers to the very problems they might’ve created. So maybe at the end of the day, it isn’t all that complicated, and all we need — all they need — is love. Just their Mama’s love. #momcommunity#documentyourlife
@adriana.quelal lucio radiante en su sesion de fotos. Cada dia tenemos mas futuras mamitas 📸 📸 y cada vez vamos incluyendo nuevas opciones para que su sesion de fotos sea unica
Make up : @makeup_yomiraduarte 👏👏
This boy melts mamas heart and also drives me crazy all day long. He is my sour patch boy. My sweet & sour love. Any one else have a child that’s sweet one minute and not even two seconds later can be screaming crying because someone said something the wrong way? 🤷🏻♀️
This little of my mine isn’t a ‘baby’ anymore and I think I have finally accept that 😔
Don’t get my wrong, he will forever be my ‘little baby boy’ but he’s growing up so much... learning something new every day, he already had such a kind heart and he’s certainly giving his sister a run for her money with chatting 💙 #throwback
Saying goodbye to the cold coffee epidemic that I bet most moms can relate to!
Poured myself this mug almost 2hrs ago and then the toddlers took over. Just got back to my mug and BAMMM this baby is still hot!
I call that a mom win!