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A week ago today we were struggling in the hospital to get liam to eat. this was the day he was all smiles because we had visitors. fast forward to today, i’m still struggling to get him to eat. also struggling trying to get back to life out of the hospital. liam’s sleep schedule is way off, he’s been fighting us for nap and bed. waking up a lot more. it seems like we will never be able to catch up on all the lost sleep. he’s still refusing to drink his bottle. he will go all day without a single ounce and then eat his nighttime bottle because he’s so thirsty. so he’s getting around 7-8 ounces a day. my husband went back to work, he’s trying to adjust back to being at work while i’m trying to get liam to eat all alone during the day. all he wants is to be able to be home to help me with his feedings but reality is he has to go back to work. life doesn’t pause when it gets hard. today liam was extra fussy and literally cried all day like he was in pain so i kept him on pain meds around the clock. it’s hard, it’s tough on all of us. we are all exhausted and ready to catch a break. we are ready to be back to normalcy. it’s been a tough week but we’ve been through worse and we as a family will keep pushing through ✨

comment 18 star 478 Yesterday

Our little valentine 💌❤️ born after 33 hours in the hospital and a few scares along the way. i’ll post more soon, but for now it’s all cuddle puddles and happy tears over here 👶🏼😍🥰
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comment 178 star 1,030 6 days ago

Defeated...⠀

logan had his one month check up yesterday and once again i feel defeated. his bilirubin is back up to 16.6. i knew he still looked jaundice but i didn’t expect the number to be that high. ⠀

i’m back to pumping because they want him to have formula over the course of the next 48hrs to see if my breastmilk is causing it. just when you finally find a routine, it seems like another hurdle is thrown in just to keep things spicy 🤦🏻‍♀️😂⠀

these last 4 weeks have been filled with so many ups and what feels like way more downs, but i find peace knowing that god has a plan. in the meantime i am doing my best hoping it will be enough. 💕 ⠀

“when the time is right, i, the lord, will make it happen”⠀


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comment 57 star 480 2 weeks ago

10 weeks of you baby boy🖤
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this week you’ve started wearing some 3-6 month clothes, slept six hours straight most nights (even treated us to eight hours last night!), upped your bottles to 6oz, had so many chats with those adorable baby noises of yours and you’re watching your big brother more and more each day🖤

comment 47 star 284 12 hours ago

⁣ i was originally going to post this with the left side of the photo cropped so you couldn’t see the mess in the background, but that wouldn’t have been a very accurate representation of what my life really is so i kept the mess visible 🤪⁣

i feel like whenever people ask me how i’m doing, i always respond with “you know, just the usual chaos” because that’s what my life feels like 24/7, chaos. but i want to try and break that habit and try to focus more on the positives rather than the negatives, and allowing the negatives to create the overall mood of my day. ⁣

what is one positive thing that has occurred in your life this week? ☀️⁣
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comment 8 star 178 11 hours ago

Cosy and comfy
vandaag ben jij 3 maand oud lieve prinses. wat ben jij een ongelofelijk lief en sterk meisje! je straalt elke dag opnieuw.
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comment 20 star 119 Yesterday

I haven’t been a nice mum today.
i’ve yelled too many times. i’ve said no too many times. and i am currently hiding in the bathroom from my toddlers because i just can’t take anymore whining.
i keep trying to find the strength to carry on with a happy demeanour, but the constant mess and fighting and begging and touching has just gotten to me today.
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it’s okay to have a bad mum day (or week). remember though that your kiddos love you unconditionally, and just want you. not the bigger, better, best, version of you. they just want you.

comment 15 star 181 8 hours ago

Stiiilllll pregnant. 😖⁣

every night before bed i put my toothbrush in my hospital bag, ready to be woken up by contractions and head right out.. only to wake up in the morning to take my toothbrush back out of my to go bag, and repeat the same routine. 🤦🏻‍♀️ ⁣

let’s go baby! you’ve over stayed your welcome by 4 days (that feels more like 4 lifetimes).. time to come on out! 😩⁣











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comment 44 star 336 5 days ago

I remember i was so nervous for theodore to come and so i wanted him to stay in as long as possible. but with this b**e i’m so ready for them, i can’t wait for the summer to hurry up just so they can be here with us. i’m just so giddy to have meet you little one 💛

comment 3 star 21 18 minutes ago

“it is you who create wonders in your life. so its just right to mind your own business and fall in love with yourself.”
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minsan talaga ang sarap lang mag-isip ng mag-isip. ang layo ng naabot eh 😂

comment 1 star 5 1 hour ago

I can’t breathe..
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i’m in a constant state of either anxiety, fatigue, discomfort or guilt.
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anxiety because i’m worried about b***s growth—check my stories for more details. i’m anxious he’s going to try to come early. i’m anxious about having 3 babies under 4. i’m anxious about labour and delivery—the other two were almost identical, but so were the pregnancies, this one is all new territory.
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i’m constantly fatigued because my blood volume is at an all time high but my blood pressure is incredibly low. 85/50 yesterday at my midwife appointment—ah, that explains a lot. i’m also working, running a business & chasing after two toddlers. it’s only been the last 5 days i’ve felt this weighed down, but wow—i’m fading.
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discomfort. constant. discomfort. three babies in less than four years is h*****n the body. especially when i wasn’t physically active during or between either of those pregnancies. my hips hurt, my sciatic nerve is pinched, my pelvic bone feels crushed. i also never saw a pelvic floor specialist—since i didn’t know that was a thing back then—so there are a lot of things that would have helped me this time that i didn’t know to do. i’ll absolutely be seeing one during this postpartum journey.
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guilt. gosh the guilt.. i should be doing more with the girls while it’s just us. ahh i want the baby out of me—but i’m not ready for it to be over because i love pregnancy. my poor husband... he has taken one for the team. the floors are dirty, but it hurts to mop them. i’ve been slacking on the healthy meals but standing is uncomfortable. ohhhhh i could go on for days about the guilt..
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the point of this post, was just to clear my mind. i promised to always share authentically & truthfully. truthfully, i’m okay one second & the next i’m melting into a puddle of tears onto my husbands shoulder. please be advised—pregnancy does not get easier the more you do it, this is a situation where experience is irrelevant. it’s a roller coaster. but it is beautiful. even when it’s tough, just remember mama, you are too♥️
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comment 25 star 97 3 hours ago

This afternoon i overheard her telling him, “it’s ok brother, i got you” and in an instant the next 30 years flashed before me and i imagined them together in elementary school, as angsty teenagers, ambitious young adults - all the while still reassuring each other, “i got you” - and my understanding as their mama took on a whole new layer as i learn how to help cultivate their sibling relationship and grow in compassion for one another 🖤
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comment 0 star 36 3 hours ago

Let’s bring some positivity to this taboo topic. tell me the positive things you conquer every day even though you have postpartum depression.

mine are;
i am strong when i thought i was incredibly weak

i show up every day even though i lack motivation on some days

i have turned my struggles into a message i will continue to share every single day

i have made some absolutely amazing friendships through this account

i am vulnerable and unfiltered even though i am worried about judgement.

let’s hear yours ⬇️
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comment 10 star 30 3 hours ago

During my first pregnancy, i looked into all kinds of baby items and products. being a first-time mom i wasn’t sure what all i would want or prefer using. we had a baby carrier but i wanted to try a baby wrap as well because i had heard great things about them from friends.
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i was completely shocked by how expensive most baby wraps are. the most known one is the moby wrap but i couldn’t justify spending so much on one when i could easily make my own for a fraction of the price. it is surprisingly cheap and easy to make a moby style baby wrap. and i can show you how!
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i'm giving you the step by step guide to making your very own moby wrap with minimal or no sewing.
diy moby wrap
https://littlehumblings.com/diy-moby-wrap/
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comment 10 star 46 4 hours ago

We have a nine month old! 😳 he’s such a big kid, busy as ever, and the most fun! 😍

comment 1 star 51 4 hours ago

Peep the troublemaker. 👀 this chair has been in use a lot today since he came down with a fever and required a day of snuggling. it reminded me of when he was just a few months old and our daily snuggle nap, feeling his chest rise and fall against mine. all the feels today, and hoping for a healthier day tomorrow.
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p.s. spring? where the hell are ya?

comment 17 star 58 4 hours ago

It takes a village🥰.
raising kids is not a one man job. everyone our kids come in contact with will have a certain impact in their lives. good or bad. make sure the people your children are surrounded with love your children like they would their own.
to the woman i admire for being part of my village thank you for loving mine as your own like i love yours as if they came out of me💕
find your tribe and love them hard💘🛐.
p.s my house is never clean or quiet and somehow the are all hungry all the time when they come over😅 and i love every minute of it!!

comment 4 star 38 4 hours ago

Worked my way though the long gsd list today (aka as get s**t done in corporate)... while nursing these two sick b***s back to good health & these days.
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are you a mom & an entrepreneur || business owner?

fill me in on any of your strategies to get things done if & when your feeling overwhelmed.
i’ll share one of mine!
i do a data dump in my notebook to help clear my mind & focus.
whatever’s on my mind i write it down.
a recovering perfectionist, i try not to worry about spelling, grammar, punctuation, my writing that people, including myself can barely read.
it helps clear the anxiety in getting it all done.

i also breath & remind myself
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comment 0 star 14 4 hours ago

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it seems simplistic but.... i haven’t stepped foot into a gym in almost five years, i pay a fraction of the cost that i used to,
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comment 1 star 23 5 hours ago

Baby giggles because it’s thursday and this week has felt really long. also- she might actually be the perfect baby, she cut 2 teeth and we don’t even know when. she never fusses 🤷🏻‍♀️ •










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comment 3 star 29 5 hours ago

These two taught me a lesson in love today and i couldn’t be more proud. ⁣
we were grocery shopping and the kids were being so well behaved. (hit or miss most of the time at the store 😬) this sweet old lady stopped me and told me she was so proud of them and how they, all four, were being so respectful and kind to one another. she asked me if she could give them each a dollar to pick out a small treat. normally i would have never accepted something a stranger was trying to give my kids, but she was so sweet and said she just wanted to bless them for their good behavior. ⁣

the kids all held on to their money. chatting about whether to buy a treat or add it to their piggy bank to save for a new lego set. adrian and finn started talking, however, about giving it to someone in need. so, we left the store with dollars in hand, talking about how they would give it to someone when the opportunity came. finn asked if we could leave the parking lot a different way than usual because there’s sometimes people with signs asking for food at one specific exit to the street. sure enough, someone was there and they gave him their dollars. ⁣

guys, my very favorite part of this story, though, is adrian and finn were so incredibly giddy and beaming afterward. they said they were grateful for the kindness that was showed to them and they thought it was so cool they could pass the kindness on. all the way home they talked about how excited they were that, perhaps, that man could eat dinner tonight because they were given the money to share. that, my friends, is jesus working through little ones. i’m not a cryer but i couldn’t help but cry listening to them talk. they’re little but they can be mighty with love. ⁣
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comment 3 star 26 5 hours ago

Last year we started @embraceyourmotherhood we wanted to create a place for women to share their stories so that way others could support them in their journey. or be able to relate! and one year later. we are here. almost 30,000 apart of the community!
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i want to thank @mrsemilyjackson for being my right hand in this through the creative process! and brining it to life! and @tori.mccain who came on to help us manage it all. i love both this women so much and their courage to share their own journey through motherhood is inspiring!!!
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we may just be 3 girls sharing photos of other moms to some ...but we feel honored to spread someone’s message to touch another! ❤️ here’s to all the mamas out there... embrace it! all of it! you are worthy. heard. and loved!

comment 9 star 338 5 hours ago

Those every day moments, turned into artful memories you’ll have to look back on forever. .
my trip to spain to see my sweet nephew was one of the most meaningful weeks of my life. yes, we took some formal photos outdoors, but these everyday moments are the ones that steal my heart. ♥️
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comment 39 star 56 6 hours ago

I have the most gorgeous mom friends! it's true...look at this stunner! i swear jamie has eyes that could read your entire soul, and stop anyone in their tracks...i'm guessing especially her kids when she gives the ever-so-typical mom look 🤣to top it off? she's the kindest and most genuine gal you'll ever meet! she's just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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comment 39 star 74 6 hours ago

“pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman.” 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 i hope someone needed to read that tonight . xoxo - love you girls out there trying to love yourselves a bit better. “i am my own muse, i am the subject i know best. the subject i want to know better.” - oroma elewa

#myownmuseloop is our monthly self portrait loop, where we become our own subjects for 12 months. and in that time, may we get to know ourselves better and share a piece of that with you!
tap through on the image above to see who’s next: @angie_mahlke you can also follow along with my project at #myownmuseloop_shannonheick .
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comment 40 star 75 7 hours ago

𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧
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if you would like to be apart of our train follow the few steps listed below. ⁣⁣⁣
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we will follow back the public accounts that inspire us & will feature our favorite ones in our stories at the end of the train! train ends in 24 hours.⁣⁣⁣
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comment 69 star 59 7 hours ago

Solo con el corazón se puede ver bien ✨
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ya reservaste tu fecha? disfrutemos los últimos días de verano haciendo imágenes hermosas 🔜

comment 1 star 4 7 hours ago

Loving our beautiful new climbing arch from @heartwoodesigns
levi loves climbing on all the things and this little wooden gym has kept him from trying to scale my furniture 🙈 its perfect!
on a side note - josh is coming home to see us for the night and i couldn't be happier. he's only been gone a week but it has felt like a lot longer than that! .
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comment 1 star 30 7 hours ago

Welcome to the world little one 🥰🌈🧸🎀⁣

sadie rose moore joined us earthside at 1:41 pm on 02/20/20 weighing in at 7 lbs 13 oz & 21 inches ❤️⁣

and my lil meatball italian princess came out with a full head of dark brown hair & an andreottola nose just like her mama 🙌🏻😍🇮🇹👑⁣

comment 68 star 1,262 8 hours ago

I haven’t been a nice mum today.
i’ve yelled too many times. i’ve said no too many times. and i am currently hiding in the bathroom from my toddlers because i just can’t take anymore whining.
i keep trying to find the strength to carry on with a happy demeanour, but the constant mess and fighting and begging and touching has just gotten to me today.
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it’s okay to have a bad mum day (or week). remember though that your kiddos love you unconditionally, and just want you. not the bigger, better, best, version of you. they just want you.

comment 15 star 181 8 hours ago

The ability to go for a family walk on a thursday afternoon, i will never take as granted.
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this would have not happened if i didn’t say yes to coaching because i would have been stuck in an office all day.
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stop wondering what if and just say “what do i have to lose”...change your thinking and things around you will start changing too.
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so...what do you have to lose if you said yes?!

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🌹roses are red
violets are blue
tomorrow is my due date
& i can’t hardly wait to meet you!✨

comment 12 star 161 8 hours ago

Our favorite airport trips are when we get to pick dad up! thankful it wasn’t raining so we can park at the top and watch some construction + planes! then it’s tradition to grab some donuts then head to the waiting area 🙌🏼

comment 3 star 41 9 hours ago

During pregnancy, “we are seduced by the idea of upholding the superwomen myth… resting and slowing down are hard to show on an instagram account, but doing a handstand on a cliff at forty weeks pregnant draws a lot of attention and awe… we are rewarded for looking invincible and unstoppable.” -- the fourth trimester by kimberly ann johnson

this was totally me while pregnant with leon. my ob said to keep doing what i was doing prior to pregnancy, so that is exactly what i did. little did i know that i was slowly destroying the ligaments in my pelvic floor, which was a contributing factor to my bladder prolapse.
i am approaching this pregnancy differently with thanks to my pelvic floor physical therapist and books/research i have been reading, including, the fourth trimester. i am still taking care of my heart and muscles, but with an approach that honors the relaxin hormone that is opening my joints and the additional weight that i am carrying. i am indeed slowing down and taking “a less is more” approach as i prepare for our next little babe.
in next week’s episode, we have a fun q&a and when i am asked, “what makes you upset?” you will hear me get all fired up as i recall an instagram ad for a prenatal fitness company that showed a woman in her third trimester in an intense running stride. as i type this, i am praying for her v****a :) with love and a deep breath, lauren

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I know my worth because i paid for it. sometimes monetarily. i spent over $2,000 on my mental health in therapy in six months, not including appointments with my primary care doctor and prescriptions. i’ve paid for it in lack of sleep, blood, sweat and tears. i’ve paid for it by sacrificing my job. i’ve paid for it by cutting people out of my life. i’ve paid for it by putting me and my family first. ⠀

there is no trophy at the end of your suffering. there is no pat on the back. there is only the wisdom you gain and the emotional sobriety of living a healthy life. even in health there are long-term side effects and triggers. ⠀

the end result of it all is that i am still valuable. you can’t put a price on my worth, because it’s priceless. it’s enough to me that i matter and that i am on the mend.

comment 1 star 11 10 hours ago

𝘔𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘐 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺. {{𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘹𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭}}⁣

have you ever waited to start something.... & then it just never happens? 😳🙋🏻‍♀️⁣

said the timing is not right? ⁣
been too busy? ⁣

i have realized.... the timing is never perfect. ⁣
there is never a 𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 time. ⁣

there is only 𝐍𝐎𝗪.⁣
stop holding yourself back. ⁣
& just 𝐆𝐎 💚⁣


#anxietyisreal #perfectionist #slpmom #3under3 #maternityphotos #matchingoutfits #girlmom #babyboy #3rdtrimester #postpartumlife #starttoday #5tothrive #liketoknow.it #jandafletcherfam #postpartumisforever #embraceyourmotherhood #theanxiousmama

comment 2 star 59 10 hours ago

My favorite part of watching her grow is seeing her love 💕 and compassionate spirit ✨

comment 1 star 3 10 hours ago

Being a working mom is hard and rewarding.
being a stay at home mom is hard and rewarding.
being both is hard and rewarding.
stop comparing,
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comment 26 star 734 10 hours ago

I’m a lucky mommy to have 4 bffs that love doing everything i like to do they love each other just like i love my own sister makes me very happy that i was bless to be a mom #blessed #momlife #embraceyourbody #girlsmom #embraceyourmotherhood @embraceyourmotherhood

comment 5 star 30 11 hours ago

Here you go peeps. a picture of my two happy crazy babies. because today has consisted of sick, stress & a s**t load of cookies. and let’s be real, no one wants to see that.
brooke was sick today in the middle of boots, then when we came home ashley decided that today was the day he wanted every musical toy out at one time.
i haven’t tidied properly, i haven’t cleaned properly, and i’ll be real. i’m sat here when really i should be having a shower. but im embracing the sleepy cuddles with my girl, and the shower can wait. and yep, that’s okay!!! there’s so much pressure in life to be perfect, to be put together, to be on top of things. but it’s okay to let some of those fires burn mama. because if you don’t, you will be the one to burn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
so take a minute, leave the chores, and know that you’re not the only one sat in a messy house, with greasy hair, thinking “christ, today was a bit s**t wasn’t it!” ❤️

comment 21 star 66 11 hours ago

This session is proof that the sun did actually shine in atlanta at least one day this winter, and there was a time you could walk outdoors without stepping in a puddle! also worth noting, this family styled their session perfectly. 😍 i know coordinating everyone is tough, but i have something i share that helps! photo goodness on the blog, link in profile. .
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#pac_showthelove #dym_love #tsj_feelingthelove #ltbd_love #tws_love #cys_love #napcpxoxo

comment 8 star 39 11 hours ago

⁣ i was originally going to post this with the left side of the photo cropped so you couldn’t see the mess in the background, but that wouldn’t have been a very accurate representation of what my life really is so i kept the mess visible 🤪⁣

i feel like whenever people ask me how i’m doing, i always respond with “you know, just the usual chaos” because that’s what my life feels like 24/7, chaos. but i want to try and break that habit and try to focus more on the positives rather than the negatives, and allowing the negatives to create the overall mood of my day. ⁣

what is one positive thing that has occurred in your life this week? ☀️⁣
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comment 8 star 178 11 hours ago

10 weeks of you baby boy🖤
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this week you’ve started wearing some 3-6 month clothes, slept six hours straight most nights (even treated us to eight hours last night!), upped your bottles to 6oz, had so many chats with those adorable baby noises of yours and you’re watching your big brother more and more each day🖤

comment 47 star 284 12 hours ago

Chase and i took lydia swimming for the first time last week! and despite her face, she loved it! ⁣

she was so good at floating, splashing, and even going under water! so proud. ⁣

we both think that it’s really important for her to be comfortable and confident in the water, even at a young age! we might even start swimming lessons soon, stay tuned. 😏⁣



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comment 35 star 149 12 hours ago

Chances of snow tonight?! 🥴 this charleston weather is so hormonal. throwing it back to a time when we could comfortably walk around in nothing but our bare baby bumps... which was like three days ago 😩

comment 1 star 79 12 hours ago

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility.
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when i became a mom, one of the first thoughts i had was how are we going to raise him? what will we teach him? what bad habits of ours will he pick up? as a baby, i didn't worry as much about it because he was learning to eat and play. now that he's hitting those #terribletwos (and a little earlier than i'd like) and it's something we started focusing on.
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what we do with him can influence not only him but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for always.
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we do the best we can and we pray a lot! unconditional love, communication, being the best version of ourselves and a whole lot of patience is basically how we're approaching this journey! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
any tips?

comment 52 star 51 12 hours ago

My tiny gal in our honeydew bow, from the willow collection. it's the sweetest, most delicate green! so cute! 🌱

what are your weekend plans? one more work day, then it's time to play! ♡

#winniehillbows #willowcollection

comment 1 star 19 12 hours ago

I may have had to play baby shark in order to get her attention for 10 seconds so i could take this photo. ⁣

tbh 95% of the time, i end with a million blurry photos... 😂⁣

but when i do get a cute photo like this one, i’m sure as heck posting it!😍⁣
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for anyone wondering where this adorable pj set is from check out @olivemaeclothing 💗

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comment 9 star 19 13 hours ago

✨park day with my sweet baby boy the other day! 💙☀️😍



this quote definitely gives me all the feels. trying to find that perfect balance in juggling many plates at all times. being a present mom and actually getting down on the ground to play with my son. making sure i’m giving my whole self to him and that he’s getting everything he needs to be happy and keep his mind growing and developing. then there’s keeping up with the constant chores around the house, making sure all our bills are paid and paid on time. staying connected with in my marriage and making time for just us, as well as with friends and family. then trying to find the time for myself to refuel. finding that time to do something i truly enjoy, and that gives me a feeling of purpose other than just being a mom wife and homemaker. then to not feeling guilty about taking that time for myself. because that might require me to slack on the house chores for the day, or maybe not be able to give my son my constant attention at all times. it might require me to hire a babysitter, so i can get a break and refuel.
this juggle, i know all of us mama’s deal with... it’s just a part of motherhood and balancing life in parenting. •


what do you mamas do to refuel yourself so that you can be the best mama, wife and happy homemaker?? whether you're a stay at home mom, working mom or working from home mom. we all have to juggle and find balance.
i would love to hear how you find that in your lives. please leave me a comment below 👇💞 or pm me.
xoxoxo,
sincerely, tia brooke

comment 1 star 52 13 hours ago

I loved meeting this beautiful mama ... and i love the fact that she chose me to be the one to capture all of the magic of her little’s first year. from bump to baby, and every milestone along the way ... i cannot wait to be a part of it all.


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comment 1 star 22 13 hours ago

This big girl was so good at the dentist yesterday. she just sat still and let them do her fillings, and sweetly said “okay” anytime the asked her to do something. how did i get so lucky??

comment 9 star 42 13 hours ago

Mamas, soak up your little ones, they don’t stay that way for long.
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i have 5 teens and i’m trying to soak up every minute i can!!! #cm_smooches
#pac_showthelove #dym_love #tsj_feelingthelove #ltbd_love #tws_love #cys_love #napcpxoxo

comment 5 star 76 13 hours ago

Hello 22 weeks! 🎉



just like that we are almost 5 months pregnant! the beginning of this pregnancy dragged on to say the least from the horrible morning sickness, but now it seems to be flying by! i have so many mixed emotions about it to be honest. half of me just wants it to be over so i can hold boedy in my arms and love on him. but i've been here before and i know that once he arrives time flies by even faster. then he will be sitting up, walking, and off playing with his sisters in the blink of an eye. something i'm definitely excited for but not ready for just yet. just like i know even though the aches and pains are starting to really sink in, and i know they are only gonna increase, i truly am loving every moment of carrying this precious miracle! it's pain with a purpose, and i know worth every moment! 💙

comment 5 star 46 14 hours ago

I’m trying.
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i’m trying to find a “happy medium,” but still find joy in the joyless.
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i’m trying to embrace my body, but still feel comfortable in my own skin.
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i’m trying to be content with my life, but i still long and work for different...more.
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i’m trying to be a patient mother but still raise a boy that will show respect and kindness towards everyone.
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i'm trying to protect my son, but not shield him from experience and life.
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i’m trying to love my neighbor, but still hold on to my mental health and keep the toxic at arms length.
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i’m trying to recover from an eating disorder, but still...i want to hold on to that “skinny girl” mentality.
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i’m trying. so hard. every day.
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we all are trying. so hard. every day.
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let’s give each other and ourselves a break, keep trying and help each other try. get out of your little shell of a routine and reach out, because that makes trying so much easier. ❤️
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