Y’all.... princess Karmen starts kindergarten tomorrow...this came a lot quicker than I anticipated but I am so very excited for her and this new journey. She’s super excited! Keep me in prayer lol ❤️😩 #kindergartenbound#classof2032 😱
Et oui, les filles vieillissent! Ce qui veut dire qu’elles veulent de plus en plus choisir ELLES même leur tenue de la journée, se coiffer (enfin essayer😅). Bref, elle commence à faire valoir leur goût et opinion et je trouve ça adorable. Merci à @abricotinemtl de nous avoir offert se rangement à vêtement. Je place désormais leur linge de la semaine sur ce rack et elles choisissent ce quelles veulent porter! Ça évite beaucoup d’obstination le matin 🙏🏻✨
A little bit of mid-week wandering amid the chaos of moving 🤣 Looks like we've finally figured out where we are living and the girls start school on Monday!? So this mama has a few things left to figure out 😮 If you have kiddos, have they started school yet? #chinatowndc#dcblogger
I’m settling in what will have to be my new routine when I head back to work but as I left the house at 530am, before Kacen woke up, even before the sun was out I wondered if I’ll ever stop being so tired. I sleep, probably more than I did in my teenage years or even before Kacen was born but I’m constantly tired.
Maybe it’s because my mind never stops worrying, I don’t think parents ever do. I think about Kacen going to daycare part time (which I’m grateful for), if he’ll have a hard time learning, if he will make friends, if people will tease him, if he’ll be athletic like I always imagined our kid to be, if he’ll be happy, if he’ll be healthy, if he feels our love, if we’re doing enough, if we’re doing too much...and the list literally goes on and on. It’s non stop.
Motherhood is everything I thought it would be but better. Like how every morning I brush his hair and he smiles back at me. It also has this dark side where you think of the worst things happening to your child and I don’t think I was or I don’t think I’ll ever be prepared for that. I think it’s normal; I’ve spoken to some friends who have similar fears but this was the one thing that surprised me the most about motherhood. He gets older, he’ll grow up, that’s inevitable but the the fears don’t go away, new fears come up...being someone’s mom is so scary! Why didn’t anyone tell me THIS side of motherhood?!? 😧
Anyways, I just thought I’d share because it’s all I thought about this morning.
Can you relate? What scares you about being a parent?
Schedules are EVERYTHING! 💕❤️ #ad And Joules and I are just over here staying on schedule! 😉 One of my favorite parts about using the @medi.ci app to connect with our family’s doctors is that I can do it from my own home, on my own time, and on my own phone. No more shuffling the twins’ nap times and meal times around in order to get to all of our doctor’s appointments! 😍 If you didn’t catch it a couple of days ago, be sure to read my blog post that highlights my 7 favorite parts of the Medici app that’s currently being rolled out in Texas! Link in bio! 😍 #MediciMom#telemedicine#telehealth#lifehack
HJ living his best life at the @redblufftaphouse in Stevenson Washington. This is my favorite tiny town in the Columbia River gorge. The summer nights are cool and wildflowers cover the land. I collected so many kinds I had to keep the book I dried them in closed with rubber bands. The Union Pacific train chugs through town underneath a million stars every night and Henry runs through the dewy grass yelling “choo choo pane” and I could have stayed forever.
3 more sunset family shoots booked in for next week, one of which was meant to be last week but the weather was terrible! And this week the little girl has eczema so we’ve rescheduled again. I love these shoots so much and editing them is an actual dream.
I also have a wedding on Tuesday next week which is the most random day but I’m so excited for it as it’s @lapstonebarn and I’ve wanted to shoot there for ages.
As we head into September I have my busiest month yet with 2 weddings, 3 shoots, 2 wedding fayres and a styled shoot all of which I’m very excited for! Let’s just hope the sun stays with us for the next month!☀️
How do you eat cottage cheese? 🥒
I have been trying various ways to incorporate cottage cheese into our repertoire. Today I offered a slice of @daveskillerbread with @good_culture cottage cheese, yellow peppers and a touch of salt and pepper. I also offered some fresh veggies: celery & cucumbers to her plate. Have you seen my celery tricky?! Leave a comment below with your cottage cheese creations.
PSA - model home tours are always more fun when playing peek-a-boo and hide-and-seek. Cooper joined me on my walkthrough today and he had SO many things he loved about this home.
It had great closet space which hid him perfectly.
The closet doors were simple to close on his own.
The floor plan was open which made it easy to dash away into another room.
The kitchen island was oversized which made it the perfect peek-a-boo location.
Our little guy loved this home. With the price point and functionality of this floor plan, who wouldn’t?! Don’t forget today is Walkthrough Wednesday. Watch my stories today at 12:30pm for your look into this Lennar model home, located in the beautiful Cadence at Gateway community!
Looking for price and square footage information? Send me a DM now with “Lennar Cadence” for more information. And don’t forget to bring me along on your first visit to a model home community! I’m here to represent you and your best interests in your home purchase!
Spot the hand grabbing the @purebeginnings wipes😂 great choice Nici😏
On the other hand I'm loving this warm weather! Being in the garden all the time with Nici is a lot of fun and with spring basically here the flowers are in full bloom and ripe for the picking🌸🌿
продала стул для кормления - купила стол для игр с песком.
если ты мать-тебе больше никогда не будет скучно 😂
большое спасибо за ваши советы ❤️ когда узнала, что не только наш 2хлетка забанил малышковый этикет отказом от стула, выставила его на авито и в тот же день в квартире стало легче дышать 👏🏻 думаю по этому фото особенно заметна моя нелюбовь к лишним вещам )
ну а как будет кушать? да я уже давно им с папой кладу 2 порции в одну тарелку)) вообщем, дисциплина - это тоже не про нас 😁 #home_da#demi_da
С нашей машины сняли дворники!
Темно. На улице дождь. Мне надо ехать
Нет, мне не приснилось, это было 1,5 часа назад
Новенькие, жирненькие дворники будут украшать чужую машину😑
Благо есть чат дома, мне пошли навстречу и дали в пользование свои🙏
Вот что это? Люди охерели? Машины есть, а на дворники денег нет?
HUGE shout out to @lovevery ❤️
It is so important to me to raise my daughter in a world where white isn’t considered the status quo. Where she isn’t fed the idea that white is society’s default setting and anything outside that is an exception to the rule. I want her to see the world in all its magnificent & inspiring diversity. But here in the US, still as of today, that is not the world we live in. And as a parent I have been incredibly intentional about the books and media I let her consume ... and want to make sure she isn’t just seeing white faces, I don’t want her even at this young age to be internalizing the idea that white = the standard.
So I LOVE LOVE LOVE that @lovevery consistently shows representation in the products they produce! Thank you for recognizing how important it is for underrepresented children to be able to see themselves & for white children to see the full representation of humanity, not just their own image. .
It might seem small, most people probably don’t even recognize the long term consequences of all the micro-messaging ... but the effect are HUGE!!! Thank you for seeing it @lovevery & being part of the change!❤️
🌿 Educar desde el respeto 🌿
Cada madre o padre tiene claro lo que quiere para su hijo, y lo que es mejor también.
Pero parece que está de moda ahora intentar imponer la opinión sobre los demás, sin respetarnos.
La educación de un hijo desde el respeto para mi es lo más importante.
En tu casa mandas tu, pero no en la de los demás.
Yo soy de lactancia prolongada , colecho y crianza con apego. Pero no me oirás decir que es lo mejor para todos. Es lo mejor para mi hija y para mi, y por supuesto, tengo mis razones y mis motivos.
Tampoco me verás llamando malos padres o locos a los que hagan otra cosa distinta a la mía.
Cada opinión y crianza debe ser respetada, cada madre o padre sabe lo que es mejor para sus hijos. Tendrán también sus razones y sus motivos, me reitero, que no deben ser cuestionados por personas ajenas que no saben que les ha llevado a hacer tal cosa.
Respetémonos si queremos que el día de mañana nuestros hijos sepan respetar y sean respetados. ¿Quién soy yo para decirle a nadie lo que tiene que hacer con sus hijos? NADIE! ¿Acaso estoy yo criando los hijos de otras personas para creerme con el derecho de decirle lo que debe o no debe hacer? NO!
Haciendo alusión al artículo que ronda por las redes sociales (artículo que tiene ya 15 años) acerca de que los niños que duermen con sus padres tienen probabilidad de sufrir trastornos en el desarrollo... Después de leer todo detenidamente , me hago una pregunta a mi misma ¿porque los adultos solemos dormir con nuestras parejas? 🤔🤔 ¿Será que también estamos trastornados? (Nótese la ironía)
Por aquí una que se ha desahogado y se ha quedado a gusto. .
Sooooooo excited to see the duckies this past Sunday! 🦆🦆🦆 Happy Wednesday everyone! Busy busy day again today! I can't wait for Friday already! I woke up to a thunder storm! How's your morning going? ⚡💧
1/365. So I figured today was a French start and starts usually begin with “1”. It isn’t a ‘one’ per se for us as this is more like ‘repeat’ but it feels fresh and new none the less. After a year in Europe, too many experiences to fully digest and a family that has evolved, changed, morphed in ways that I am only now realizing I haven’t fully grasped, we are launching ourselves into year #2. Much has changed - update to come, but for now we look ahead for what is to come beyond mindful of not trying to say that this is a repeat because already so much has changed that the magic is being realized differently already. Avec nos yeux ouverts l’anticipation pour tous ce qui vient.
"Smile to the future and it will smile back to you." - Yoko Ono
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Pretty 🍑 Princess
She loves tasting all the fruits and veggies. We picked yummy donut (or Saturn) peaches while Bina just plopped herself down and munched away😋 is there anything better than picking fruits, veggies, flowers, pumpkins? I love all these seasons and all that they allow us to gather...can’t wait for Fall but definitely not looking forward to Winter😩 #peachprincess#peachpicking
We had so much fun in #virginiabeach visiting with family! I love seeing Mikey play with his little cousins. Fingers crossed that more of my husband’s family moves there so we can have at least one side of the family consolidated in one city that’s not too far away.🤞🏼It’s hard being so far from everyone!