Because every picture tells a story..
This chair, it was the one at my Nonna and Nonno’s house that you don’t sit on... you know the one I’m talking about..😂
It’s the one Little Fran ALWAYS sat on! It was my favorite! •
My grandparent’s house just sold, all their belongings divided up amongst family, and some donated. All holding years of memories, years of laughs and stories.
This chair will now be part of my office, it will be sat on (sorry Nonna.. lol) we’ll make new memories and read stories and pretend we’re queens on a throne... (yes, I did that when I was little lol).
We will do all these things with my grandparents in our hearts. It’s amazing how simple objects can hold so much emotion and sentimental value.
(Swipe to see little Fran living her best life in this very chair!)
Thank you so much to everyone who has shopped our flash sale so far!! You guys are AMAZING thank you🙏🏻🙏🏻
We have decided to extend the sale for a few more hours🙌🏻 Get 20% OFF store wide until 8pm HKT time tonight! So hurrrrrry🏃🏼♀️
Use code: BUSHBABYSALE at checkout to get your discount!
*Sale excludes new Jamie Kay Grace Drop 2
Pure joy! This mama is only a few weeks from her due date. Look how happy she is! At what point in your pregnancy did you feel the most euphoric? When you found out you were expecting? When you heard the heartbeat for the first time? Near the end?
Lately Madelyn talks all about the things she wants to do when she “is bigger.” And this morning in the car her words were “mommy when I’m older, maybe like sixteen, (I don’t where she got sixteen from but has been saying that lately) can I ride a rocket ship? And will you come with me to the moon?”
Recently our conversations have been about all the “when I get older” things. As much as hearing her talk about being older makes me rather sad at times, as I cherish her littleness and want to keep it in a box, I’m reminding myself that these conversations and little moments we share together sure are ones I will cherish as well 💗 #babiesdontkeep
I feel you, girlfriend! We moved to yet another rental today and we will move two more times before we move HOME in a month and a half. I know our troubles are nothing compared to so many, but damn, being displaced from your home with two babies is not ideal. Lilly thinks she’s on an extended “holiday” and tells us each “holiday house” is beautiful and that she loves it. She’s so much more adaptable than I realized. My little man on the other hand is in struggle city and only wants to sleep curled up cheek to cheek with me (which I love, but doesn’t always work out with two kiddos). Both kids are feeling better but still congested from living in a house with mold. Major mom guilt over here. I definitely have taken for granted what a privilege it is to provide a safe and healthy home for my family. I’ll never forget what this has felt like as a mother. I’m staying as positive as I can and continuing to smile for the kids because being a parent means putting on a brave face. But damn, I’m tired.
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This kid right here. She really pushes my buttons, and she’s also hilarious, brave, curious, and she feels her feelings BIG. She likes to really observe, and take everything in before letting her freak flag fly. She’s a wild child at home. Her sister is her best buddy and they are super ornery together. I’m so in love, there’s nothing more I ever dreamed of ❤️
I updated the photos in our gallery wall and I love how it looks now! Before I had b&w photos and as much as I love b&w, the bright colors in the new photos are just what our living room needed.
Believe it or not, these 11x14 frames were only $8 each from @walmart! And I always print my photos at @samsclub. This gallery wall cost just under $85 🙌🏼 I’m thinking they need more space between them in our next home 😆
Calling doctor, Mom! #ad It seems like the summer brings on even more bumps and scrapes and the need for all the @bandaidbrand Adhesive Bandages. We are stocking up for back to school over here and I'm so thankful they have kid approved friendly designs that are available at our second home, @target. #sponsored#bandaidbrand#target#backtoschool
Quick - all your “tips” to naturally induce labour, NOW! @everyday.eddies needed it like... two weeks ago 😂
Mine are “The Three S - Spicy food, squatting and sex”. Do The Three S Simultaneously for maximum results.
Parenting through grief has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to learn to do. Showing up for them every day when all I want to do is curl up and cry is a daily fight for me. Being present rather than just a body taking up space. Answering ALL the questions when I don’t feel like talking. Staying calm when I’m raging on the inside. Trying not to panic when they get too close to danger. Not letting my anxiety, anger, and sadness show up in my parenting is hard.
I’m learning that it is okay for them to see me sad but I never want them to think they’re the reason for my sadness. They’re the reason I get up every morning. My reason for not staying in bed and crying. They’re my reason to keep fighting through this grief so hopefully I can return to the mom I want to be.
Have you had to parent through grief?
We have frogs and newts in our very small pond in the garden. The Hulk likes to try and catch the frogs but first he has to see them. He knows he mustn’t catch the newts.
Frogs are very clever, when I watch them they just sunbathe, when The Hulk comes near they hide under the rocks 🤣 #oncebittentwiceshy
Взрослые живут сегодня в ожидании завтра и оставляя позади вчера, позавчера, максимум прошлую неделю – на большее их не хватает. А вот дети не знают, что такое «вчера», «позавчера» или «завтра», – для них существует только «здесь и сейчас»: вот стол, вот тарелка с ежевикой, вот ваза с цветами, это мама, это день, это пёс. В общем, во что бы то ни стало, нужно дотянуться и всё съесть 😋
P.S.: это вольная интерпретация отрывка из книги Моя гениальная подруга
Monday morning view..
I woke up before the kids and made myself a tea, quietly climbed back up the stairs in hopes of enjoying it back in my cozy bed...
Only to hear the stomping of tiny feet, flushing of toilets and two little faces peeking into my room.
So here we are, me with my tea. Waiting for their show to be over, because only then will they be ready for me to make them breakfast... ASAP of course! •
What does your Monday morning look like?
🎉🎉TWO HOURS til our Summer Bow-Out Sale today!! 🎉🎉 .
. Here are the details:
No Code Needed!! 25% OFF everything Spring & Summer! Discount will AUTOMATICALLY be taken when you CHECKOUT. Everything but the school house collection is included in the SALE!
This means... .
🎀Oversized Elle’s $6!!
🎀Oversized Gracie’s $6!!
🎀Mini Gracies $3.75!!
🎀Butterfly Bows $3.75!!
🎀Snap Clips Over $3.40!!
🎀Lady Bows/Lady Bands $7.50!!
**Discounts cannot be combined.
Oh Monday - I awoke to you EIGHT times between 2400 and 0730. I am starting to think sleep school is my only option besides buying shares in coffee plantations!!! 🙄
Belle wears birdie pinafore by @lunasnurseryperth and @tootskids flutter sleeve romper
Use BELLE10 for a 10% discount with Luna’s 😊
Who doesn’t love fresh new babes? I’m booking fresh 48 sessions through winter currently, if you’re expecting or know someone who is let me know! I offer gift certificates for the perfect baby shower gift!
Um guys... Pete turns one on Tuesday. ONE!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! ⠀
SWIPE👉🏻 to see if I nailed or failed the Pinterest cake 🙊⠀
We celebrated his birthday this weekend because Jase has work Tuesday and Dunc is at daycare. I think we all feel like we need a weekend after that weekend, we are all stuffed!⠀
I’m just sitting on the couch cuddling Pete while he sleeps, staring at him and wondering where the heck the last year has gone. So you can expect some flash backs and nostalgic posts over the next few days because this mama is in total denial that her baby is no longer a baby 😭😍 but so excited to see what the future will bring for this cheeky little man 🙊💕⠀
And if anyone needs me, I’ll just be here eating the mountain of left over cake 🤣🤣🤣 ⠀
... and sometimes life just happens ...
To be honest, this post was already planned a few days ago with a very different text. But sometimes suddenly things happen that aren’t predictable. Things that are so personal to us that for a moment (or longer) everything else stands still. I do not want to go into too much detail here to allow this close person to have the privacy she desires. Why am I still sharing this with you? On the one hand, because I want to be honest with you and on the other, because life does not stand still and everyday life (especially with children) continues. I hope you can understand me and my "absence" the last days more now! All those who are in a similar situation I send strong nerves, positive thoughts and a lot of hope for improvement to you! Have a blessed Sunday y’all!!
Ihr Lieben! Um ehrlich zu sein war dieser Post schon vor ein paar Tagen mit einem ganz andern Text geplant. Aber Manchmal passieren dann zwischen drin, ganz plötzlich Dinge, die weder vorhersagbar noch planbar sind. Dinge, die uns so persönlich und familiär betreffen, dass für einen Moment (oder auch für länger) alles andere still steht. Ich möchte hier nicht all zu sehr ins Detail gehen, um die so nahe stehende Person, die Privatsphäre zu zugestehen, die sie sich wünscht. Warum ich das trotzdem hier mit euch teile? Zum einen, weil ich ehrlich mit euch umgehen möchte und zum anderen, weil das Leben nicht still steht und der Alltag (vor allem mit Kindern) trotzdem weiterläuft. Ich hoffe ihr könnt mich und meine “Abwesenheit” die letzten Tage nun eher verstehen! Alle diejenigen, die sich in einer ähnlichen Situation befinden möchte ich starke Nerven, positive Gedanken und ganz viel Hoffnung auf Besserung mitgeben! Habt alle einen gesegneten Sonntag ihr Lieben!! ⠀⠀
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Brisbane bought the sunshine for us this weekend.
Not to brag but this weekend has felt more like summer then mid winter. ☀️ Today we are enjoying
Sunday sessions in the backyard, hubby and I are in the garden and the kids are kicking back enjoying their cold drinks and giving us orders.
The new Golden Circle sparkling juice is going down a treat.
It has No added sugar and no artificial flavours or colours, So I like it just as much as the kids 😉 🍎 🍍 #goldencirclesparkling#goldencircle#madefromsunshinegrownfruit
Today, my anxiety driven little man was playing on the playground and he kept getting his foot stuck on a rope bridge. After freeing him for the third time, he walked away and I could hear him say to himself, “Why am I so complicated??”
Just over a week until this stunning new Swimwear will be available and we can’t wait!!💃🏼 Our newsletter with all the details of what we are getting will be going out tomorrow - so keep an eye out for that✨ Happy Sunday Mamas!
We have lots of friends starting to homeschool this year! Feeling anxiety as it gets real? Cut yourself some slack. Kids are learning alllll the time.
We were at a photoshoot awhile ago and I glanced up to see my oldest kid skateboard past me. Did I teach him? Get him lessons? Nah. A kind crew member had a board, and some downtime.
Prioritize CURIOSITY, plus some language arts and math. The rest will sort itself out.