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Some adults put a lot of pressure on kids to have good manners--punishing them for displaying "bad" ones. Some of these same adults will require a child to say "Please" and "Thank you", but will not even model that themselves. If manners are so important why do adults break the rules, so often?

Though many equate good manners with a good character, if we look at the history of manners, etiquette, and politeness we will see that most of the rules were did not adopted or created through a desire to be kinder to others (or even for cleanliness). They became a way to display social status and to attempt to selfishly rise to higher levels in society.

It was only much later that they were correlated with being a "good" or "Godly" person and were used to separate one from the ill-mannered brutes who had no manners.

In reality, one could display the highest level of refined manners in a society and still be an evil person (or racist or sexist). And just because one does not follow all the etiquette, manners, and politeness common in one's culture or a culture one's visiting, it does not inherently mean one is a bad person.

In fact, in many cases politeness and etiquette contradict the rules of truthfulness and is a socially acceptable form of lying. How many times have you said, "I'm fine," when you did not feel fine at all? What are we modeling or teaching our kids when they realize this?

I think it is important to think about how and why we act the way we do and not just blindly follow our forefathers. Showing empathy and following customs as a kindness to others is one reason I might share with my kids as to why I am polite, but if they choose to eat with their fingers or not saying "Hi" to a stranger, I certainty don't want them to feel like they are a bad person--no matter how much unnecessary shame my own training makes me feel. 🙃😖🤪
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Some adults put a lot of pressure on kids to have good manners--punishing them for displaying "bad" ones. Some of these same adults will require a child to say "Please" and "Thank you", but will not even model that themselves. If manners are so important why do adults break the rules, so often?

Though many equate good manners with a good character, if we look at the history of manners, etiquette, and politeness we will see that most of the rules were did not adopted or created through a desire to be kinder to others (or even for cleanliness). They became a way to display social status and to attempt to selfishly rise to higher levels in society.

It was only much later that they were correlated with being a "good" or "Godly" person and were used to separate one from the ill-mannered brutes who had no manners.

In reality, one could display the highest level of refined manners in a society and still be an evil person (or racist or sexist). And just because one does not follow all the etiquette, manners, and politeness common in one's culture or a culture one's visiting, it does not inherently mean one is a bad person.

In fact, in many cases politeness and etiquette contradict the rules of truthfulness and is a socially acceptable form of lying. How many times have you said, "I'm fine," when you did not feel fine at all? What are we modeling or teaching our kids when they realize this?

I think it is important to think about how and why we act the way we do and not just blindly follow our forefathers. Showing empathy and following customs as a kindness to others is one reason I might share with my kids as to why I am polite, but if they choose to eat with their fingers or not saying "Hi" to a stranger, I certainty don't want them to feel like they are a bad person--no matter how much unnecessary shame my own training makes me feel. 🙃😖🤪
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Does parenting the teen years scare you?  Overwhelm you?  I am planning a series “Parenting the Heart of the Teen” but would like your input.
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What is it that scares you about parenting in the teen years?
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What is your biggest challenge in relating to your teen?
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What is it about teens that you just don’t know how to handle?
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I’d like to make this series relevant to the challenges you face - challenges you have in your own heart, as well as the dynamics of having a teen - or two - in your house.
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I’d love to hear from you.  There is a survey #LinkinBio or send me a message.
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Does parenting the teen years scare you? Overwhelm you? I am planning a series “Parenting the Heart of the Teen” but would like your input.
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What is it that scares you about parenting in the teen years?
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What is your biggest challenge in relating to your teen?
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What is it about teens that you just don’t know how to handle?
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I’d like to make this series relevant to the challenges you face - challenges you have in your own heart, as well as the dynamics of having a teen - or two - in your house.
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I’d love to hear from you. There is a survey #LinkinBio or send me a message.
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KIDS' BREAKFAST IDEA!  Especially great for school mornings...
Meet: HASH BROWN POTATO CUPS! ✅ EASY to throw together ✅Simple option to grab/reheat
✅Pairs well with breakfast sausage & fruit or eggs/bacon⠀
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16 ounces shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
3/4 C cheddar cheese
1 C cottage cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil (I used grapeseed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
dash of paprika⠀
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1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray your muffin tin with cooking spray or coat with oil⠀
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2. In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients, and gently stir, until everything is combined.⠀
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3. Fill up your muffin cups, pressing them down, as you fill each one.⠀
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Bake for 45 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. (time may vary depending on your preferences for doneness)⠀
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Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing them from the pan.
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Thinking about adding or topping with eggs, green pepper, ham, bacon, etc.⠀
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If you make these, will you share with me/tag me?  Hope you ENJOY this!  Do you think your kids would eat these?
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KIDS' BREAKFAST IDEA! Especially great for school mornings...
Meet: HASH BROWN POTATO CUPS! ✅ EASY to throw together ✅Simple option to grab/reheat
✅Pairs well with breakfast sausage & fruit or eggs/bacon⠀

🥔 HASHBROWN POTATO CUPS 🥔⠀

INGREDIENTS
16 ounces shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
3/4 C cheddar cheese
1 C cottage cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil (I used grapeseed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
dash of paprika⠀

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray your muffin tin with cooking spray or coat with oil⠀

2. In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients, and gently stir, until everything is combined.⠀

3. Fill up your muffin cups, pressing them down, as you fill each one.⠀

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. (time may vary depending on your preferences for doneness)⠀

Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing them from the pan.

Thinking about adding or topping with eggs, green pepper, ham, bacon, etc.⠀

If you make these, will you share with me/tag me? Hope you ENJOY this! Do you think your kids would eat these?
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These kids drive me nuts 🥜
I complain about them a lot...
But I love them with the fierceness of a lioness. I complain because I fear I’m failing. •
But I’m not failing. My advice to new moms is “keep em’ alive”. And I’m doing that. They are bathed (mostly), fed (good enough), and are educated. •
So, I’m not failing. I am however putting pressure on myself. The kind of pressure that causes cracks somewhere. A slow leak. Erosion. •
There is no conclusion to this post... you just keep going. Love them hard, hug them enough, and try not to let them go too long without a bath...
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These kids drive me nuts 🥜
I complain about them a lot...
But I love them with the fierceness of a lioness. I complain because I fear I’m failing. •
But I’m not failing. My advice to new moms is “keep em’ alive”. And I’m doing that. They are bathed (mostly), fed (good enough), and are educated. •
So, I’m not failing. I am however putting pressure on myself. The kind of pressure that causes cracks somewhere. A slow leak. Erosion. •
There is no conclusion to this post... you just keep going. Love them hard, hug them enough, and try not to let them go too long without a bath...

#mygoons #mymurph #mastersilas #pringleducklips #kidsareloco #imnotfailing #parentingishard #momminainteasy #findthebend #notthebreak #parentingproblems #cutekids #youareenough #keepthemalive #thestorydoesntendhere
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Does this sounds familiar?... I think all parents have heard this. So here are my tips:
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✔️ Offer a least one thing you know they'll eat (in this case, yogurt)
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✔️ Give a small portion, it reduces waste and you can always give more
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✔️ Acknowledge they don't have to eat it
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✔️ Take a deep breath
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My new mini course helps you with what to say in these scenarios. What we say and HOW we say it really matters and can either increase or decrease picky eating and mealtime battles. Not to mention we want to foster our child's healthy relationship with food.
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✨ Check out the course at my link in bio, it's only $14.99✨
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Does this sounds familiar?... I think all parents have heard this. So here are my tips:

✔️ Offer a least one thing you know they'll eat (in this case, yogurt)

✔️ Give a small portion, it reduces waste and you can always give more

✔️ Acknowledge they don't have to eat it

✔️ Take a deep breath
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My new mini course helps you with what to say in these scenarios. What we say and HOW we say it really matters and can either increase or decrease picky eating and mealtime battles. Not to mention we want to foster our child's healthy relationship with food.

✨ Check out the course at my link in bio, it's only $14.99✨
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🖥screen time🖥

It's a phrase that conjures up a lot of feelings for parents everywhere. Do I give them too much? Do I give them too little? How do I reduce our screen time? Am I a bad parent for not limiting it?

It's really hard to know what's right, especially in this age where it feels like us as parents are always under microscope. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of culture, and if I can be frank- I think it's stupid. 
I am a big believer in you know what's best for you and your family. If it's unlimited screens- awesome! If it's limited screens- cool! If you're screen free- wonderful! We prefer limited. Lucy has some sensory needs and too much screen time is too stimulating for her and she gets overwhelmed. But when she does watch, it's normally something gentle like Daniel Tiger. Some days she does watch a little more if i'm having a bad fatigue day, and that's ok too! I know and understand her limits and needs- and you all know your children's too 
Parenting is NOT one size fits all and the sooner we stop pretending it is, the better. I support you and your family, friend. Screen time isn't a dirty word. Don't let anyone tell you it is. 
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🖥screen time🖥

It's a phrase that conjures up a lot of feelings for parents everywhere. Do I give them too much? Do I give them too little? How do I reduce our screen time? Am I a bad parent for not limiting it?

It's really hard to know what's right, especially in this age where it feels like us as parents are always under microscope. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of culture, and if I can be frank- I think it's stupid.
I am a big believer in you know what's best for you and your family. If it's unlimited screens- awesome! If it's limited screens- cool! If you're screen free- wonderful! We prefer limited. Lucy has some sensory needs and too much screen time is too stimulating for her and she gets overwhelmed. But when she does watch, it's normally something gentle like Daniel Tiger. Some days she does watch a little more if i'm having a bad fatigue day, and that's ok too! I know and understand her limits and needs- and you all know your children's too
Parenting is NOT one size fits all and the sooner we stop pretending it is, the better. I support you and your family, friend. Screen time isn't a dirty word. Don't let anyone tell you it is.
#toddlers #toddlersofinstagram #letthembelittle #tv #screens #screentime #stopshaming #stopmomshaming #noshamezone #noshame #momlife #mom #parents #parentingishard #parenthood #survival #tvtime #danieltiger #sensory #sensoryneeds #youknowbest #youredoinggreat #youareenough
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1st day of Transional Kindergarten for this Gram cracker loving, joke-cracking, jeep driving, charmer of a boy.⁣
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We are homeschooling this year and I am looking forward to spending time learning alongside my sweet son. He is quite the character and I feel blessed to be able to spend this quality time with him.
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As an added bonus to our homeschool time, Drake gets to attend twice a week classes with his cousins! How fun is that?⁣
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1st day of Transional Kindergarten for this Gram cracker loving, joke-cracking, jeep driving, charmer of a boy.⁣

We are homeschooling this year and I am looking forward to spending time learning alongside my sweet son. He is quite the character and I feel blessed to be able to spend this quality time with him.

As an added bonus to our homeschool time, Drake gets to attend twice a week classes with his cousins! How fun is that?⁣

#homeschoollifestyle #homeschoolmama #homeschooliscool #cousinlove
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Feeling like sleep deprivation is making me slowly lose my mind..
Scarlet is as good as gold though (apart from her terrible eating habits at the moment!). She is so affectionate at the moment, when I get her in the mornings the first thing she does is run for a cuddle. I hope that never changes!
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Feeling like sleep deprivation is making me slowly lose my mind..
Scarlet is as good as gold though (apart from her terrible eating habits at the moment!). She is so affectionate at the moment, when I get her in the mornings the first thing she does is run for a cuddle. I hope that never changes!
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Patience: the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient.
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Patience is a virtue... and I am low on this for sure. We spent a brief moment outside this morning checking on the gardens. This little tree always has me wondering if it’s growing ok...if it will make the winter(not like it gets cold here 🤣) can you say worrywart 🤦🏻‍♀️ •

Too much on the mind is never a good thing. Time to sit back and let things happen. The kids will be fine...they will not always be full of energy and crazy. One day they will listen 🤞🏻The garden will grow, replant if needed. It’s not the end of the world.
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Patience: the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient.


Patience is a virtue... and I am low on this for sure. We spent a brief moment outside this morning checking on the gardens. This little tree always has me wondering if it’s growing ok...if it will make the winter(not like it gets cold here 🤣) can you say worrywart 🤦🏻‍♀️ •

Too much on the mind is never a good thing. Time to sit back and let things happen. The kids will be fine...they will not always be full of energy and crazy. One day they will listen 🤞🏻The garden will grow, replant if needed. It’s not the end of the world.







#nguyenfamilyoils #ralphwaldoemerson #ralphwaldoemersonquotes #worrywartmom #mamabear #lifewithlittles #patienceisavirtue #patience #nature #momoftwo #paceyourself #momlife #sahmlife #sahm #parentingishard
Love the look of this book by @chrishaughton ! Mainly because after this week I’ve realised I have no clue and no plan when it comes to my 2 yo.
He has: 
1. escaped under a fence I didn’t know he could escape from (thankfully thought it was funnier to stand there laughing at me rather than running off with his new found freedom)
2. Had a glug of my G&T when I wasn’t looking (thankfully didn’t like it and spat it out 
3. Looked like he was settled for the night. I then heard clunking in bathroom. He’s standing there with bubbles all over his head, empty small bottle of sample shampoo and a wet pj top. Cue screaming as soap went in his eyes but he didn’t want me to wash it out or change top so I was running after him like something from a Benny Hill episode. 
And all this was just today!! As I said - clearly I have no clue and no plan. I was lulled into false sense of security with my energetic but cautious firstborn. 
Is hellraising just a second child trait? Wish me luck! 😱😱😱
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Love the look of this book by @chrishaughton ! Mainly because after this week I’ve realised I have no clue and no plan when it comes to my 2 yo.
He has:
1. escaped under a fence I didn’t know he could escape from (thankfully thought it was funnier to stand there laughing at me rather than running off with his new found freedom)
2. Had a glug of my G&T when I wasn’t looking (thankfully didn’t like it and spat it out
3. Looked like he was settled for the night. I then heard clunking in bathroom. He’s standing there with bubbles all over his head, empty small bottle of sample shampoo and a wet pj top. Cue screaming as soap went in his eyes but he didn’t want me to wash it out or change top so I was running after him like something from a Benny Hill episode.
And all this was just today!! As I said - clearly I have no clue and no plan. I was lulled into false sense of security with my energetic but cautious firstborn.
Is hellraising just a second child trait? Wish me luck! 😱😱😱
Well this mommy has had enough. My stress levels are through the roof. Tired of the fighting, not listening and behaviors. Tv and gaming systems are gone out of the living room. These electronics cause to many problems. My boys think they can do whatever they want whenever they want. They think they need a electronics to survive even when I told them it's a privilege to have electronics. Now they are going to learn that. We are going to learn to love each other, work with each other, listen and help out. Make memories instead of waisting time on electronics. 
Some may be thinking I am being dramatic but moving the tv out of the living room is also for my benefit. This way I dont have to listen to I want tv back I want my games back. Out of sight out of mind. Hoping it will help my stress levels. 
Parenting is hard but we gotta do what we gotta do. 
#parentingishard #lessonstobelearned #momofboys #tiredmommy #frustratedmommy #byebyetv #byeelectronica #toughlove #learningtobeateam #learningtohelp #parenting
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Well this mommy has had enough. My stress levels are through the roof. Tired of the fighting, not listening and behaviors. Tv and gaming systems are gone out of the living room. These electronics cause to many problems. My boys think they can do whatever they want whenever they want. They think they need a electronics to survive even when I told them it's a privilege to have electronics. Now they are going to learn that. We are going to learn to love each other, work with each other, listen and help out. Make memories instead of waisting time on electronics.
Some may be thinking I am being dramatic but moving the tv out of the living room is also for my benefit. This way I dont have to listen to I want tv back I want my games back. Out of sight out of mind. Hoping it will help my stress levels.
Parenting is hard but we gotta do what we gotta do.
#parentingishard #lessonstobelearned #momofboys #tiredmommy #frustratedmommy #byebyetv #byeelectronica #toughlove #learningtobeateam #learningtohelp #parenting
First day back to school for these cuties. If you want to feel better about yourself, know that we didn’t do new backpacks, I didn’t have butter for breakfast or bread to make them lunch 🙈🤷‍♀️, I didn’t make any signs, I didn’t do any sweet messages in their lunchboxes.....but I did give them hugs and send them off without yelling or being stressed. Hopefully their tummies will be full on their hodgepodge lunch and their hearts full on time back in class with their friends. I’m learning that even though life is chaotic right now, my attitude towards the chaos is probably the most impactful part of our day. If I can be rooted and intentional in choosing joy and speaking truth and encouragement over my family our whole day will benefit. Growing up our family motto was, “we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” I’d like to say I have it all together but that would be a boldfaced lie 🤣🤷‍♀️ and we do have it all when we are together. So thankful for my hot mess of a family and what God is teaching me through the crazy. Here’s to a great year of imperfectly perfect life together. .
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First day back to school for these cuties. If you want to feel better about yourself, know that we didn’t do new backpacks, I didn’t have butter for breakfast or bread to make them lunch 🙈🤷‍♀️, I didn’t make any signs, I didn’t do any sweet messages in their lunchboxes.....but I did give them hugs and send them off without yelling or being stressed. Hopefully their tummies will be full on their hodgepodge lunch and their hearts full on time back in class with their friends. I’m learning that even though life is chaotic right now, my attitude towards the chaos is probably the most impactful part of our day. If I can be rooted and intentional in choosing joy and speaking truth and encouragement over my family our whole day will benefit. Growing up our family motto was, “we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.” I’d like to say I have it all together but that would be a boldfaced lie 🤣🤷‍♀️ and we do have it all when we are together. So thankful for my hot mess of a family and what God is teaching me through the crazy. Here’s to a great year of imperfectly perfect life together. .
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Juggling work and kids has got to be one of the hardest things.

I used to get quite uptight about it and kept my family life very separate from work.

But how inauthentic is that?! Nowadays I don’t wear a work mask. It’s ok if my little one needs a cuddle while I’m getting some headshots done. Although, it’s a work in progress and I do still get stressed.

My number one tip has got to be - have patience. Patience with yourself when you’re rushing to finish work. When by the time you finish you’re so stressed out you can’t connect with anyone.

And patience with your child who just wants to be with you.
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Juggling work and kids has got to be one of the hardest things.

I used to get quite uptight about it and kept my family life very separate from work.

But how inauthentic is that?! Nowadays I don’t wear a work mask. It’s ok if my little one needs a cuddle while I’m getting some headshots done. Although, it’s a work in progress and I do still get stressed.

My number one tip has got to be - have patience. Patience with yourself when you’re rushing to finish work. When by the time you finish you’re so stressed out you can’t connect with anyone.

And patience with your child who just wants to be with you.
Ambrose who is now 3 is barley speaking. Its hard to understand him and I always worried if I did something wrong. This is Aurora, she just turned 2 in July. ⁣
She says her ABC's knows her colors and can get a sentence out clear as day.⁣
I actually worked less with her on these skills than I do with Ambrose.⁣
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So for all you Moms who worry if you are the reason they are behind. Or diffrent, maybe you have screwed your kid up.⁣
I am here to tell you no. ⁣
Each kids is their own person and they will figure it out.⁣
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They wont go to 1st grade in diapers. ⁣
They wont suck thier thumb forever.⁣
Your child will learn to talk. ⁣
Even if you child needs specail help to get to the "normal" zone of development. ⁣
Its not your fault stop being so damn hard on yourself.⁣
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You are doing great Momma!⁣
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#momlife#fromonemomtoanother#relaxmomma#itsok#wearealldiffrent#kidsdevelopment#momof5#momof5kids#mommylife#mommastrong#yourdoinggreat#moherhood#parentingishard#momsunite#mommystrong#kidsreading#kidsreadingbooks#boymom#girlmom#specialskills#kidswillbekids#unique#superpowermom#momtruths⁣
#toddlermom #sahm#SAHM#motherhoodthroughinstagram#momfriends#connectwithme
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Ambrose who is now 3 is barley speaking. Its hard to understand him and I always worried if I did something wrong. This is Aurora, she just turned 2 in July. ⁣
She says her ABC's knows her colors and can get a sentence out clear as day.⁣
I actually worked less with her on these skills than I do with Ambrose.⁣

So for all you Moms who worry if you are the reason they are behind. Or diffrent, maybe you have screwed your kid up.⁣
I am here to tell you no. ⁣
Each kids is their own person and they will figure it out.⁣


They wont go to 1st grade in diapers. ⁣
They wont suck thier thumb forever.⁣
Your child will learn to talk. ⁣
Even if you child needs specail help to get to the "normal" zone of development. ⁣
Its not your fault stop being so damn hard on yourself.⁣

You are doing great Momma!⁣






#momlife #fromonemomtoanother #relaxmomma #itsok #wearealldiffrent #kidsdevelopment #momof5 #momof5kids #mommylife #mommastrong #yourdoinggreat #moherhood #parentingishard #momsunite #mommystrong #kidsreading #kidsreadingbooks #boymom #girlmom #specialskills #kidswillbekids #unique #superpowermom #momtruths⁣
#toddlermom #sahm #SAHM #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momfriends #connectwithme
This is as close as I’ll get to a cute instagrammy beach photo 👌🏻 Photo credit: Mom
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This is as close as I’ll get to a cute instagrammy beach photo 👌🏻 Photo credit: Mom
Felt cute might delete later! On a serious note I honestly felt like crying here and instead called a girlfriend who was able to talk me thru and encourage me. Parenting is freaking tough, I question myself constantly and always hope I’m doing what’s right for him!! I’m not a selfish person and if I’ve a made a decision that I thought was good for me I promise you I made sure in my head, it was good for him too! #sorrynotsorry #parentingishard #smilewhenyoufeellikecrying #photographer #selfie
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Felt cute might delete later! On a serious note I honestly felt like crying here and instead called a girlfriend who was able to talk me thru and encourage me. Parenting is freaking tough, I question myself constantly and always hope I’m doing what’s right for him!! I’m not a selfish person and if I’ve a made a decision that I thought was good for me I promise you I made sure in my head, it was good for him too! #sorrynotsorry #parentingishard #smilewhenyoufeellikecrying #photographer #selfie
One of the ways I hope Redemptive Parenting can encourage parents is to see you are not alone: To know there are other parents who share your same fears and struggles. It’s nice to know when others identify with us, isn’t it?

With that in mind & it being the start of school, I hope you’ll join in by sharing:
 1️⃣ HOPE &
 1️⃣ FEAR about this school year
& then tag a friend👭. IRL & online may we be people who come alongside each other in our hopes & fears, instead of jealousy looking on at the good or walking away in the hard.

So now I’ll go first in the comments—
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#redemptiveparenting #biblicalparenting #proactiveparenting #intentionalparenting #parenting #parentinglittles #parentingishard #momoflittles #momofteens #ageofopportunity #risenmotherhood #motherhood #momlife #hopes #fears #alongside #encourage #bettertogether
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One of the ways I hope Redemptive Parenting can encourage parents is to see you are not alone: To know there are other parents who share your same fears and struggles. It’s nice to know when others identify with us, isn’t it?

With that in mind & it being the start of school, I hope you’ll join in by sharing:
1️⃣ HOPE &
1️⃣ FEAR about this school year
& then tag a friend👭. IRL & online may we be people who come alongside each other in our hopes & fears, instead of jealousy looking on at the good or walking away in the hard.

So now I’ll go first in the comments—
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#redemptiveparenting #biblicalparenting #proactiveparenting #intentionalparenting #parenting #parentinglittles #parentingishard #momoflittles #momofteens #ageofopportunity #risenmotherhood #motherhood #momlife #hopes #fears #alongside #encourage #bettertogether
Feel like your kids are avoiding you? 
Do they successfully get out of most instructions you give? 
Struggling to get them to follow through on the things you ask?? Join us for this month’s webinar for busy parents to learn some compassionate ways to identify, prevent, and respond to behaviors that just may serve the function of escape. 
The Tired Parents’ Guide to Escape & Avoidance Behaviors

Learn more. Link 👇 and in bio. 
https://www.parentingwithaba.org/webinars-for-parents/
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Feel like your kids are avoiding you?
Do they successfully get out of most instructions you give?
Struggling to get them to follow through on the things you ask?? Join us for this month’s webinar for busy parents to learn some compassionate ways to identify, prevent, and respond to behaviors that just may serve the function of escape.
The Tired Parents’ Guide to Escape & Avoidance Behaviors

Learn more. Link 👇 and in bio.
https://www.parentingwithaba.org/webinars-for-parents/
Listen. #parentingishard .. there are days your kids wake up and you have to ask yourself “are they asking me to shake them?!” “Why do the want to test my gangster?!” This Morning was that. Lot of not listening and a lot of random behavior. So after losing my temper this morning and doing more yelling to start the day than I care to admit... I decided we needed to go to @normas_ridgewood for #donuts and a talk. Take a side step from the normal routine and stop to talk to them. You will be surprised what they tell you. #parenting #parentingtips #talkitout #momlife #fiveteen #almostsixandsassy
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Listen. #parentingishard .. there are days your kids wake up and you have to ask yourself “are they asking me to shake them?!” “Why do the want to test my gangster?!” This Morning was that. Lot of not listening and a lot of random behavior. So after losing my temper this morning and doing more yelling to start the day than I care to admit... I decided we needed to go to @normas_ridgewood for #donuts and a talk. Take a side step from the normal routine and stop to talk to them. You will be surprised what they tell you. #parenting #parentingtips #talkitout #momlife #fiveteen #almostsixandsassy
#Monsoon fun has begun and so the #mosquito danger. Children are too set to step out to play after scorching hot days. Don’t forget to give your kiddo #mosquitoprotection. Be a smart mom and prepare your kids for the same.
Read #indoor and #outdoor mosquito protection👇👇
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Link in bio .
#parenting #momlife #parenthood #parentingquotes #parentinglife #parentingtips #motherhood #parentingblogger #parentingadvice #parentingproblems #parentinggoals #parentingblog #dailyparenting #parentingfail #parentingdoneright #parents #kids #parentlife #dadlife #parentinghacks #parentingskills #parentingishard #mumlife #worldmosquitoday
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#Monsoon fun has begun and so the #mosquito danger. Children are too set to step out to play after scorching hot days. Don’t forget to give your kiddo #mosquitoprotection. Be a smart mom and prepare your kids for the same.
Read #indoor and #outdoor mosquito protection👇👇
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Link in bio .
#parenting #momlife #parenthood #parentingquotes #parentinglife #parentingtips #motherhood #parentingblogger #parentingadvice #parentingproblems #parentinggoals #parentingblog #dailyparenting #parentingfail #parentingdoneright #parents #kids #parentlife #dadlife #parentinghacks #parentingskills #parentingishard #mumlife #worldmosquitoday
Too much monkey business? 🐒 These little bad boys have you covered. 100% silicone corner bumpers that stop the inevitable bumps and bruises. #binkmade #bumpy #mini.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Too much monkey business? 🐒 These little bad boys have you covered. 100% silicone corner bumpers that stop the inevitable bumps and bruises. #binkmade #bumpy #mini.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Troubleshoot all your problems related to disciplining your child by visiting the #linkinbio
 https://wowparenting.app.link/aMe1QyoQkY 
Download the WOW Parenting app to get lifetime access to exclusive parenting advice by Naren. 
These videos will cover: ✅ a TESTED method on how a mother can manage her temper with kids ✅ the times when children need EMPATHY and the mistakes parents do ✅ how to make a child listen and understand 
#WOWparenting #Parenting #parents #parentingishard #parentingjourney #parentingproblems #SmartParenting #smartsolutions #download #App #appstore #playstore #discipline #childbehavior #childrenof_instagram #parentinglife #mannersmatter #disciplinequotes #strictparents #momgoals #momlife #punemoms #dadsofinstagram #dadlife
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Troubleshoot all your problems related to disciplining your child by visiting the #linkinbio
https://wowparenting.app.link/aMe1QyoQkY
Download the WOW Parenting app to get lifetime access to exclusive parenting advice by Naren.
These videos will cover: ✅ a TESTED method on how a mother can manage her temper with kids ✅ the times when children need EMPATHY and the mistakes parents do ✅ how to make a child listen and understand
#WOWparenting #Parenting #parents #parentingishard #parentingjourney #parentingproblems #SmartParenting #smartsolutions #download #App #appstore #playstore #discipline #childbehavior #childrenof_instagram #parentinglife #mannersmatter #disciplinequotes #strictparents #momgoals #momlife #punemoms #dadsofinstagram #dadlife
REMINDER || Self reminder to us all! I needed to read this thank you @shareegallace for sharing today 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Some days are a step forward, some a standstill and some a step backwards. So a gentle reminder to ourselves that we are always blooming is wonderful, even if we think we are not. We need to just be kind and gentle on ourselves always right ✨✨ #kindness #gratitude #love #blooming #wegotthis #lifequotes #life #mentalhealth #takeeachdayasitcomes #stayfocused #dreambig #goalachiever #parentingishard #missmyhusband #anxietyblows
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REMINDER || Self reminder to us all! I needed to read this thank you @shareegallace for sharing today 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Some days are a step forward, some a standstill and some a step backwards. So a gentle reminder to ourselves that we are always blooming is wonderful, even if we think we are not. We need to just be kind and gentle on ourselves always right ✨✨ #kindness #gratitude #love #blooming #wegotthis #lifequotes #life #mentalhealth #takeeachdayasitcomes #stayfocused #dreambig #goalachiever #parentingishard #missmyhusband #anxietyblows
This summer has felt like chaos on the parenting end. Lots of correction, lots of behaviors left unaddressed because we were busy dealing with another kid. It's felt super overwhelming like 》 What the heck are we doing?!?
So many moments where we've stopped mid lecture or mid fit and just prayed. Something like "God we cannot do any of this alone. We literally can't do it. Please help us!!!!" It's humbling to see that our kid's inability to obey, change their attitude, show kindness/love/respect/etc without God is equal to our inability to raise them without Him. This summer we've seen none of us can just muster up the focus to do things right. A dependence on His power & transformation in us has formed.
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And in the trenches it's hard to see the fruit. But then I look back and see some of these sweet moments. Thankful I am able to stay home with them. Thankful to catch these smiles. Thankful God is walking us through the trenches.
#ifpeopleinstagrammedreallife #shelbysdiary #parentinginreallife #motherhoodunplugged #summer #parentingishard #shepardingachildsheart #growtoknowjesus
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This summer has felt like chaos on the parenting end. Lots of correction, lots of behaviors left unaddressed because we were busy dealing with another kid. It's felt super overwhelming like 》 What the heck are we doing?!?
So many moments where we've stopped mid lecture or mid fit and just prayed. Something like "God we cannot do any of this alone. We literally can't do it. Please help us!!!!" It's humbling to see that our kid's inability to obey, change their attitude, show kindness/love/respect/etc without God is equal to our inability to raise them without Him. This summer we've seen none of us can just muster up the focus to do things right. A dependence on His power & transformation in us has formed.


And in the trenches it's hard to see the fruit. But then I look back and see some of these sweet moments. Thankful I am able to stay home with them. Thankful to catch these smiles. Thankful God is walking us through the trenches.
#ifpeopleinstagrammedreallife #shelbysdiary #parentinginreallife #motherhoodunplugged #summer #parentingishard #shepardingachildsheart #growtoknowjesus
Parenting is all about timing and patience.  You have to be patient with your baby to learn or adapt things when it's the right time!! You'll fail if you try to rush things or delay it!  I know the journey is hard and trust me I feel you! But try to enjoy it, take sometime out for yourself, go hangout with your friends. 
#dadmillenial #dad #millennialparents #millenials #parenthood #parentingishard #husbandandwife #husband #father #fatherandsongoals #fatherlove #motherhood #mother #motherhoodunplugged #fatherhood
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Parenting is all about timing and patience. You have to be patient with your baby to learn or adapt things when it's the right time!! You'll fail if you try to rush things or delay it! I know the journey is hard and trust me I feel you! But try to enjoy it, take sometime out for yourself, go hangout with your friends.
#dadmillenial #dad #millennialparents #millenials #parenthood #parentingishard #husbandandwife #husband #father #fatherandsongoals #fatherlove #motherhood #mother #motherhoodunplugged #fatherhood
Calling all parents of teenagers!! Are you in need of something to motivate them for the new school year coming up?  Get hold of a copy of this book that you can read and work through together to gain the skills to keep motivated 👊👊
www.mad4life.co.uk/shop

#workingmum #workingdad
#parents #moms #momlife
#dads #dadslife #parentingwin
#gentleparenting #parentingtips
##tips #mum #skills #motherhood #family #parentlife #dadlife #mumlife  #parentingishard
#parentingproblems
#parentingteens #parentinglife
#parentinggoal #parentingskills
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Calling all parents of teenagers!! Are you in need of something to motivate them for the new school year coming up? Get hold of a copy of this book that you can read and work through together to gain the skills to keep motivated 👊👊
www.mad4life.co.uk/shop

#workingmum #workingdad
#parents #moms #momlife
#dads #dadslife #parentingwin
#gentleparenting #parentingtips
##tips #mum #skills #motherhood #family #parentlife #dadlife #mumlife #parentingishard
#parentingproblems
#parentingteens #parentinglife
#parentinggoal #parentingskills
Remeber when I said, don't take your kids to a packer game. Well, here's part of the story: The stadium parking is chaos and we can’t figure out which side the park is on. Our friend keeps telling us it’s near the Associated Bank entrance. Where the is the Associated Bank entrance in comparison to where we are? No clue. Finally, we decide to just park anywhere and we’ll walk. We park on someone’s front yard for $15 and get all our stuff together. I strap the baby to my chest, my man grabs the backpack and we start our hike. Quickly we realized we were on the exact OPPOSITE side of the stadium. My man starts walking faster, as we’re running out of time now. I, a naturally sweaty individual who is actively trying not to be a gross disgusting pile of sweat by the time we get into the game, am trying to make this hike with a 15 lb baby strapped to my chest and the fiery heat of a thousand suns beating down on me as I walk across this blacktop covered parking lot. I can tell from the way my man is walking and looking back at me that he is currently thinking to himself, “This woman, taking her sweet time. She knows we need to get over there and she just gonna walk all slow. Not even trying to keep up. Screw her. We gonna miss the goddamn game.”
We finally make it over to the other parking lot where everyone has been waiting for us, just in time to pack everything up and head into the game. On our walk into the game I think we all decided this is going to be fun, let’s shake off the frustration and have a good time. Outside the gate we pose for a couple family photos, one of which is photo bombed by our friend’s kid holding his hand below his waist in the “ok” symbol. You know the game where you try to get people to look at the circle you’ve made with your fingers and if they do, you get the privilege of punching them? Yeah that one. Once we’re pretty much inside, we get stopped by security because we brought a normal bag with us to carry the baby’s stuff, not a clear see-through bag."
Read the rest at https://realtalkramsey.wixsite.com/website link also in bio. #realtalkramsey #rtr #parentingishard #parenting #illbegoodatthisoneday
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Remeber when I said, don't take your kids to a packer game. Well, here's part of the story: The stadium parking is chaos and we can’t figure out which side the park is on. Our friend keeps telling us it’s near the Associated Bank entrance. Where the is the Associated Bank entrance in comparison to where we are? No clue. Finally, we decide to just park anywhere and we’ll walk. We park on someone’s front yard for $15 and get all our stuff together. I strap the baby to my chest, my man grabs the backpack and we start our hike. Quickly we realized we were on the exact OPPOSITE side of the stadium. My man starts walking faster, as we’re running out of time now. I, a naturally sweaty individual who is actively trying not to be a gross disgusting pile of sweat by the time we get into the game, am trying to make this hike with a 15 lb baby strapped to my chest and the fiery heat of a thousand suns beating down on me as I walk across this blacktop covered parking lot. I can tell from the way my man is walking and looking back at me that he is currently thinking to himself, “This woman, taking her sweet time. She knows we need to get over there and she just gonna walk all slow. Not even trying to keep up. Screw her. We gonna miss the goddamn game.”
We finally make it over to the other parking lot where everyone has been waiting for us, just in time to pack everything up and head into the game. On our walk into the game I think we all decided this is going to be fun, let’s shake off the frustration and have a good time. Outside the gate we pose for a couple family photos, one of which is photo bombed by our friend’s kid holding his hand below his waist in the “ok” symbol. You know the game where you try to get people to look at the circle you’ve made with your fingers and if they do, you get the privilege of punching them? Yeah that one. Once we’re pretty much inside, we get stopped by security because we brought a normal bag with us to carry the baby’s stuff, not a clear see-through bag."
Read the rest at https://realtalkramsey.wixsite.com/website link also in bio. #realtalkramsey #rtr #parentingishard #parenting #illbegoodatthisoneday
Why do we get angry “at our kids”? 👀
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Why do we automatically project our anger onto those we love most?
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Why do we blame them for OUR feelings?
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Typically, we don’t just say “I’m feeling angry….”
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It’s much more common to say “I’m angry AT __(insert one of the people we love most in the world)___”.
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But truthfully, we’re responsible for our own feelings and anger is one of them.
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Next time you start to feel angry, try to say “I feel angry” instead of “I’m angry AT So & So.”
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See if you can feel the shift from blame to responsibility (dependence to freedom) 🙌🏼
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(I’m telling you, it’s such a relief!)
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Does that feel like something you can do?
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If you’re looking for support around anger + frustration in parenting, I have a new class that you’ll love. ♥️ link in bio (DM me for 50% off code when you sign up by Thursday... with a friend!)
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#anger #projection #emotionalintelligence #spiritualmom #threenager #toddler #toddlerlife #momlife #parentingishard #dailyparenting #mindfulliving #attachmentparenting #consciousparenting #respectfulparenting #positiveparenting #oragnicmotherhood #lifewithkids #wildandfreechildren #raisingconsciousness #everydaymom #empoweringmoms #motherhoodsimplified
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Why do we get angry “at our kids”? 👀
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Why do we automatically project our anger onto those we love most?
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Why do we blame them for OUR feelings?
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Typically, we don’t just say “I’m feeling angry….”
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It’s much more common to say “I’m angry AT __(insert one of the people we love most in the world)___”.
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But truthfully, we’re responsible for our own feelings and anger is one of them.
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Next time you start to feel angry, try to say “I feel angry” instead of “I’m angry AT So & So.”
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See if you can feel the shift from blame to responsibility (dependence to freedom) 🙌🏼
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(I’m telling you, it’s such a relief!)
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Does that feel like something you can do?
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If you’re looking for support around anger + frustration in parenting, I have a new class that you’ll love. ♥️ link in bio (DM me for 50% off code when you sign up by Thursday... with a friend!)
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#anger #projection #emotionalintelligence #spiritualmom #threenager #toddler #toddlerlife #momlife #parentingishard #dailyparenting #mindfulliving #attachmentparenting #consciousparenting #respectfulparenting #positiveparenting #oragnicmotherhood #lifewithkids #wildandfreechildren #raisingconsciousness #everydaymom #empoweringmoms #motherhoodsimplified
This story is just shocking and ridiculous. I'm curious about how she was able to do this to her own child from birth. Was she thinking about it while he was in her womb? What really led to this? What do you think? Please share with me.
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This story is just shocking and ridiculous. I'm curious about how she was able to do this to her own child from birth. Was she thinking about it while he was in her womb? What really led to this? What do you think? Please share with me.
The freshest air......the soothing sounds of fast flowing rapids through a canyon and a bumpy ride along the rivers edge.........this baby is sure to be asleep??? .
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I think I'd have better luck finding gold here 🤷
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#queenstownlife #shotoverriver #arthurspoint
#queenstown #queenstownnz #momlife #mountains #babywontsleep #kiwimamalife #kiwimum #newzealandlife #newzealand #babylife #parentingishard #beautifulview #nature #freshair #southislandnz #sleepdeprivedmama #dadlife #sleepdeprived
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The freshest air......the soothing sounds of fast flowing rapids through a canyon and a bumpy ride along the rivers edge.........this baby is sure to be asleep??? .
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I think I'd have better luck finding gold here 🤷
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#queenstownlife #shotoverriver #arthurspoint
#queenstown #queenstownnz #momlife #mountains #babywontsleep #kiwimamalife #kiwimum #newzealandlife #newzealand #babylife #parentingishard #beautifulview #nature #freshair #southislandnz #sleepdeprivedmama #dadlife #sleepdeprived
This wud be the most santuy Vacation we've ever been through 😎
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Santai dlm arti, yaudah gapapa mendung ga kemana mana, enjoy aja.. Yaudah gpp ga ktmu sunrise sama sekali.. Yaudah gapapa bayi meler, cemplungin aja bentar. yaudah gapapa makna ga mau makan, kita beli eskrim aja...
Coz life has been too much drama lately, so vacation Ogah dibikin riweh 😊
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#motherhood has been awesome too. These all beyond my wildest imagination. Bali, roadtrip, with 3 babies, amazing.
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Looking forward for another trip, sbnernya pengen bgt bs trip berdua ayah @dnyprds.. Tp belum rela ninggalin anak2 ke stranger.. Dan jg kayanya bakal an kepikiran mrk terus sih selama Jalan2, kalo g di bawa 😅
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Well, soon baby.. We're getting there.. Tunggu mereka semua sekolah ya, hahaha
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Oiyah, and I'm sorry to all my bali  buddies, maap bgt akhirnya sama sekali ga ada yg bs ditemuin.. Pdhal udah planning Dr kapan tau hahaha, harap maklum, bocah masih pd ngerangkak.. Sulit sekali imah nafas 😅 Sampai jumpa next next vacation 🏖️
#parentingishard
#parenthood #summerroadtripthepradanas
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This wud be the most santuy Vacation we've ever been through 😎
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Santai dlm arti, yaudah gapapa mendung ga kemana mana, enjoy aja.. Yaudah gpp ga ktmu sunrise sama sekali.. Yaudah gapapa bayi meler, cemplungin aja bentar. yaudah gapapa makna ga mau makan, kita beli eskrim aja...
Coz life has been too much drama lately, so vacation Ogah dibikin riweh 😊
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#motherhood has been awesome too. These all beyond my wildest imagination. Bali, roadtrip, with 3 babies, amazing.
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Looking forward for another trip, sbnernya pengen bgt bs trip berdua ayah @dnyprds.. Tp belum rela ninggalin anak2 ke stranger.. Dan jg kayanya bakal an kepikiran mrk terus sih selama Jalan2, kalo g di bawa 😅
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Well, soon baby.. We're getting there.. Tunggu mereka semua sekolah ya, hahaha
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Oiyah, and I'm sorry to all my bali buddies, maap bgt akhirnya sama sekali ga ada yg bs ditemuin.. Pdhal udah planning Dr kapan tau hahaha, harap maklum, bocah masih pd ngerangkak.. Sulit sekali imah nafas 😅 Sampai jumpa next next vacation 🏖️
#parentingishard
#parenthood #summerroadtripthepradanas
I really enjoyed contributing to this piece in today’s Irish Times by the lovely Geraldine, Journalist and blogger @overheavenshill 
I didn’t know in advance it would be out today so cue me bundling two still pyjamad boys and one not yet showered Mama 🤫 😷 into the car to go get a copy pronto 😜
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I really enjoyed contributing to this piece in today’s Irish Times by the lovely Geraldine, Journalist and blogger @overheavenshill
I didn’t know in advance it would be out today so cue me bundling two still pyjamad boys and one not yet showered Mama 🤫 😷 into the car to go get a copy pronto 😜
Muistatteko ne ajat, kun kuuden tunnin yöunet oli liian vähän? Katastrofi iski jos ei työpäivän jälkeen saanut levätä ja kahden päivän baareilun jälkeen oli sika väsynyt sunnuntaina. Silloin sanoin että vitsit miten väsynyt olen. Vähänpä tiesin millaisen levelin väsymys voi oikeasti saavuttaa.. *
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Nyt nimittäin lapsettomien vuosien väsymys on muuttunut pirteydeksi😂 saisikin nukkua KUUSI tuntia putkeen ilman herätyksiä tai koomailla koko sunnuntain sohvalla. Puhumattakaan siitä, että työpäivän jälkeen voisi edes ajatella jotain lepäämistä.
#letterboardfun#parentingishard#letterboard#momswithcameras#quoteoftheday#momlife#momof3#arkirealismi#äitiys
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Muistatteko ne ajat, kun kuuden tunnin yöunet oli liian vähän? Katastrofi iski jos ei työpäivän jälkeen saanut levätä ja kahden päivän baareilun jälkeen oli sika väsynyt sunnuntaina. Silloin sanoin että vitsit miten väsynyt olen. Vähänpä tiesin millaisen levelin väsymys voi oikeasti saavuttaa.. *
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Nyt nimittäin lapsettomien vuosien väsymys on muuttunut pirteydeksi😂 saisikin nukkua KUUSI tuntia putkeen ilman herätyksiä tai koomailla koko sunnuntain sohvalla. Puhumattakaan siitä, että työpäivän jälkeen voisi edes ajatella jotain lepäämistä.
#letterboardfun #parentingishard #letterboard #momswithcameras #quoteoftheday #momlife #momof3 #arkirealismi #äitiys
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Now this was something that I never really wanted!! I didn’t really ever see myself as a mum, maybe it was because I was made to grow up way too fast and raise my younger sisters!! Or maybe not. ⠀
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When i was old enough to leave home I did. I partied hard, I was selfish as hell and nothing else mattered but ME. ⠀
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The thought of having my own little people to look out for scared the shit out of me. I didn’t want to have that responsibility. I could do anything I wanted whenever I wanted. I could eat, party, hitch hike, not go home, sleep where I wanted, stay up all night, sleep all day. Shit I didn’t have a care in the world, as if I wanted to give that up for kids 🤦🏽‍♀️⠀
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I loved my ‘before kids’ life. I loved living recklessly, by the seed of my pants, not knowing what tomorrow will bring or where I will end up. Man that was so fun!!⠀
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But then I fell pregnant, I was scared that I couldn’t give up my exciting fabulous life. That I wouldn’t be any good at being a mum. I had not had to be responsible my entire life & now I’ve got this little human growing inside of me and I’m going to have to be responsible for it. Holy shit balls!! ⠀
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Then I realised when my baby girl came into this world that that is exactly what I had been waiting for, I just didn’t know it. My heart exploded 3 times over. I was born for this mum gig!! I fucking kill it on a daily. ⠀
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I ain’t a perfect mum by far, shit I just stumble and fall my way around this mum job. It is the most rewarding job I have ever had & it fills my soul with so much joy. ⠀
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They are my WHY, why I get up every day, why I try to better myself every damn day, why I have grey hairs, why I live the life I live, why my life is so fulfilled, why I love the way I love, why I am the way I am. I am who I am today because of my babies and all they have taught me over the years. I am forever in debt to them for the way that they changed my life and enriched my soul ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love you little fools NO END 💗⠀
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MOTHERHOOD⠀

Now this was something that I never really wanted!! I didn’t really ever see myself as a mum, maybe it was because I was made to grow up way too fast and raise my younger sisters!! Or maybe not. ⠀

When i was old enough to leave home I did. I partied hard, I was selfish as hell and nothing else mattered but ME. ⠀

The thought of having my own little people to look out for scared the shit out of me. I didn’t want to have that responsibility. I could do anything I wanted whenever I wanted. I could eat, party, hitch hike, not go home, sleep where I wanted, stay up all night, sleep all day. Shit I didn’t have a care in the world, as if I wanted to give that up for kids 🤦🏽‍♀️⠀

I loved my ‘before kids’ life. I loved living recklessly, by the seed of my pants, not knowing what tomorrow will bring or where I will end up. Man that was so fun!!⠀

But then I fell pregnant, I was scared that I couldn’t give up my exciting fabulous life. That I wouldn’t be any good at being a mum. I had not had to be responsible my entire life & now I’ve got this little human growing inside of me and I’m going to have to be responsible for it. Holy shit balls!! ⠀

Then I realised when my baby girl came into this world that that is exactly what I had been waiting for, I just didn’t know it. My heart exploded 3 times over. I was born for this mum gig!! I fucking kill it on a daily. ⠀

I ain’t a perfect mum by far, shit I just stumble and fall my way around this mum job. It is the most rewarding job I have ever had & it fills my soul with so much joy. ⠀

They are my WHY, why I get up every day, why I try to better myself every damn day, why I have grey hairs, why I live the life I live, why my life is so fulfilled, why I love the way I love, why I am the way I am. I am who I am today because of my babies and all they have taught me over the years. I am forever in debt to them for the way that they changed my life and enriched my soul ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I love you little fools NO END 💗⠀


#passionatemumma #raisingkids #motherslove #motherssupportingmothers #brisbanemums #womensupportingotherwomen #leadwithlove #parentingishard
In focus photos are for losers right? 😜

Mr Teethy McTeethyFace chewed one of these crumpet fingers for about 30 seconds then nope. Half hour of screams. He went to try some of the peanut butter yoghurt mix off my spoon but when he found out it wasn't sweet (like the ice cream he snaffled off my spoon on Sunday) he yelled at it. Which means he will try to eat if it is sweet as hell. This is good in a way as he is obviously able to eat and is getting some interest in food. Frustrating in another way as sugar isn't great for him and dietitian said to focus on fats and less sugar. Dietitian appt yesterday was useful and will update properly in a separate post as I will no doubt ramble on.

Breakfast offered today was peanut butter and ginger yoghurt, sliced nectarine, peanut butter crumpet. Only one stick of crumpet touched and yoghurt one finger nail size bit licked.

#weaningjourney #babyled #babyledweaning #whateverworksweaning #whatifeedmybaby #mumlife #mumblog #crumpets #blwbreakfast #parentingishard
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In focus photos are for losers right? 😜

Mr Teethy McTeethyFace chewed one of these crumpet fingers for about 30 seconds then nope. Half hour of screams. He went to try some of the peanut butter yoghurt mix off my spoon but when he found out it wasn't sweet (like the ice cream he snaffled off my spoon on Sunday) he yelled at it. Which means he will try to eat if it is sweet as hell. This is good in a way as he is obviously able to eat and is getting some interest in food. Frustrating in another way as sugar isn't great for him and dietitian said to focus on fats and less sugar. Dietitian appt yesterday was useful and will update properly in a separate post as I will no doubt ramble on.

Breakfast offered today was peanut butter and ginger yoghurt, sliced nectarine, peanut butter crumpet. Only one stick of crumpet touched and yoghurt one finger nail size bit licked.

#weaningjourney #babyled #babyledweaning #whateverworksweaning #whatifeedmybaby #mumlife #mumblog #crumpets #blwbreakfast #parentingishard
Dear Parents,
I know parenting is hard. Even more so because it’s not supposed to be! It’s supposed to be instinct. But they didn’t have smartphones or Back to Sleep campaigns when we lived in caves. 🤪

I know that none of you ever get any credit, because I get it — children have been raised successfully for millennia. Still, I want you to know one very important thing: You’re doing a great job!

Your kids are so endearing and interesting and sweet. I can even tell from way over here. I love how dirty they are — they must be having so much fun! I’m impressed by the way they stand up for themselves when they don’t eat their vegetables. Congratulations on raising assertive children with age-appropriate taste buds! Your kids are totally right, by the way, underwear should be optional (seriously, what’s the point?). You’re doing a great job! 🥳

The way you overthink any decision you have to make for your family is so considerate. Good work! You care! You’re reading a website that falls under the parenting category — look at you taking interest! 
Remember that time they made a gigantic mess? The way they explore the world is fascinating. You’re facilitating that learning. What a great job!

I know it never feels like you’re doing enough, but that in itself is an indicator that you’re doing more than necessary. Here’s the truth: there’s no amount of kale chips or coding apps, no dearth of screen time or cookies, no toy expensive enough, no birthday party perfect enough, to replace you. Even on your worst day. Ninety per cent of parenting is being there, and we are all there. So, good for us. Good for you. You’re doing a great job! 🙌🏻 #parentingishard #keepgoingmum #yourdoingagoodjob
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Dear Parents,
I know parenting is hard. Even more so because it’s not supposed to be! It’s supposed to be instinct. But they didn’t have smartphones or Back to Sleep campaigns when we lived in caves. 🤪

I know that none of you ever get any credit, because I get it — children have been raised successfully for millennia. Still, I want you to know one very important thing: You’re doing a great job!

Your kids are so endearing and interesting and sweet. I can even tell from way over here. I love how dirty they are — they must be having so much fun! I’m impressed by the way they stand up for themselves when they don’t eat their vegetables. Congratulations on raising assertive children with age-appropriate taste buds! Your kids are totally right, by the way, underwear should be optional (seriously, what’s the point?). You’re doing a great job! 🥳

The way you overthink any decision you have to make for your family is so considerate. Good work! You care! You’re reading a website that falls under the parenting category — look at you taking interest!
Remember that time they made a gigantic mess? The way they explore the world is fascinating. You’re facilitating that learning. What a great job!

I know it never feels like you’re doing enough, but that in itself is an indicator that you’re doing more than necessary. Here’s the truth: there’s no amount of kale chips or coding apps, no dearth of screen time or cookies, no toy expensive enough, no birthday party perfect enough, to replace you. Even on your worst day. Ninety per cent of parenting is being there, and we are all there. So, good for us. Good for you. You’re doing a great job! 🙌🏻 #parentingishard #keepgoingmum #yourdoingagoodjob
Shout out to all the mamas out there; you are awesome ❤️ These few days Miss S outbursts are next level with non stop crying 😢 I have no clue what is ticking her off, in all this I am trying to stay calm and composed. Had a small little cry whatever it takes to feel better I guess.💁🏻‍♀️Maybe a glass of wine tonight 🍷 I have been reading up, talking to mamas how to deal with these outburst. All I gathered is positive parenting, be calm & set  limits. 🙇🏻‍♀️Good luck to me 🌈
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Shout out to all the mamas out there; you are awesome ❤️ These few days Miss S outbursts are next level with non stop crying 😢 I have no clue what is ticking her off, in all this I am trying to stay calm and composed. Had a small little cry whatever it takes to feel better I guess.💁🏻‍♀️Maybe a glass of wine tonight 🍷 I have been reading up, talking to mamas how to deal with these outburst. All I gathered is positive parenting, be calm & set limits. 🙇🏻‍♀️Good luck to me 🌈
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My son's first friend, who is willing to hold his hands even though they are 2 years apart. I'm grateful for this boy whom we met at the playground, at his generosity and sincerity at embracing my much younger child as his playmate.

Thank you for also ensuring his safety and teaching him to differentiate the "big boys" slide from the "small boys" slide. 
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My son's first friend, who is willing to hold his hands even though they are 2 years apart. I'm grateful for this boy whom we met at the playground, at his generosity and sincerity at embracing my much younger child as his playmate.

Thank you for also ensuring his safety and teaching him to differentiate the "big boys" slide from the "small boys" slide.
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We did a little shopping with my mom today, and this elderly lady in the store decided to comment on my children’s manners. 🙄 It took everything in me not to turn towards her and say something snarky.
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Yes, my kids weren’t sitting on the bench correctly. Yes, my daughter squealed too loudly. Yes, neither of them were listening well.
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But the way this lady talked about my children in front of me, in front of them, without directing any attention towards me really just irked my nerves. And my mother, such a witty, sweet angel replying to the stranger’s comments with such grace.
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Usually these comments bounce right off me, but I was irritated. Did you have to rock your crying newborn baby in the middle of the night for hours while you also cried because their father wasn’t there to help you? Did you have to somehow figure out how to raise kids and live at the same time? Did you also hold your toddler as he wept about wanting to go to heaven to see his daddy? And what even makes you think you’re qualified to advise me on how to raise my children? Nothing. Because they are mine. Not yours.
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But instead, I simply gathered my crew and walked out of the store. Because that whole hold your tongue thing is sometimes the better option.
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Unfortunately, comments like this happen far too often. And maybe others don’t mean anything rude by it. Maybe they truly mean well. Or maybe they just parent differently. Especially strangers- they simply don’t know how YOU parent. They don’t know YOUR kid. And that’s okay. What’s not okay is degrading someone, especially a mother, because their kid might be misbehaving. (Although others might have thought it cute.)
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Honestly, I don’t need anyone to tell me that I’m doing a good job at this parenting thing because I KNOW I am. It might just look different. I am raising happy, fun, loving, Spirit-filled children...who make mistakes, who have flaws, who have bad days. WHO ARE HUMAN. I don’t expect them to be anything other than that. I’m not raising kids to go to Harvard, I’m raising kids to go to Heaven. And yea, sometimes that means laying down on a public bench or seeing how fast they can run down a hallway just because. ✌🏻
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We did a little shopping with my mom today, and this elderly lady in the store decided to comment on my children’s manners. 🙄 It took everything in me not to turn towards her and say something snarky.

Yes, my kids weren’t sitting on the bench correctly. Yes, my daughter squealed too loudly. Yes, neither of them were listening well.

But the way this lady talked about my children in front of me, in front of them, without directing any attention towards me really just irked my nerves. And my mother, such a witty, sweet angel replying to the stranger’s comments with such grace.

Usually these comments bounce right off me, but I was irritated. Did you have to rock your crying newborn baby in the middle of the night for hours while you also cried because their father wasn’t there to help you? Did you have to somehow figure out how to raise kids and live at the same time? Did you also hold your toddler as he wept about wanting to go to heaven to see his daddy? And what even makes you think you’re qualified to advise me on how to raise my children? Nothing. Because they are mine. Not yours.

But instead, I simply gathered my crew and walked out of the store. Because that whole hold your tongue thing is sometimes the better option.

Unfortunately, comments like this happen far too often. And maybe others don’t mean anything rude by it. Maybe they truly mean well. Or maybe they just parent differently. Especially strangers- they simply don’t know how YOU parent. They don’t know YOUR kid. And that’s okay. What’s not okay is degrading someone, especially a mother, because their kid might be misbehaving. (Although others might have thought it cute.)

Honestly, I don’t need anyone to tell me that I’m doing a good job at this parenting thing because I KNOW I am. It might just look different. I am raising happy, fun, loving, Spirit-filled children...who make mistakes, who have flaws, who have bad days. WHO ARE HUMAN. I don’t expect them to be anything other than that. I’m not raising kids to go to Harvard, I’m raising kids to go to Heaven. And yea, sometimes that means laying down on a public bench or seeing how fast they can run down a hallway just because. ✌🏻
Throwback to the time my kid became my doctor for a brief period of pretend play.

4.5 year old A- Amma, I want doctor set. You be the patient.
Me- Ok, let's play.doctor, doctor I have fever, please check me.
A- *Uses stethescope  then scalpel and injection*
Me- Is everything alright doctor? What is the problem with me?
A- There is no problem, I just have to cut your stomach a little bit. *Proceeds to cut*
Me- Now am I alright?
A- Wait, let me check.
Me, panic mode- What is the problem with me doctor?
A- There is only one problem. You are about to die.
Me- Oh my god. When am I going to die?
A- Tomorrow.
A bewildered Me- Tomorrow?
Wise A- Not this tomorrow. A very late tomorrow when you are very old.

You aren't ever going to medical school, kid. 😂😂😂 #TheNestery #RootsandWings #parentingstruggles #parentinghumour #parentingishard #parentingjourney #parentinglikewhoa #parentingbelike #chennaimoms #delhimoms #kolkatamoms #mumbaimoms #hyderabadmoms #bangaloremoms #instagood #instaindian #igersindia #igparents #illustratorsoninstagram #parentsofinstagram #pretendplay #littledoctor #indianfamily #doctordoctor #doctorset
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Throwback to the time my kid became my doctor for a brief period of pretend play.

4.5 year old A- Amma, I want doctor set. You be the patient.
Me- Ok, let's play.doctor, doctor I have fever, please check me.
A- *Uses stethescope then scalpel and injection*
Me- Is everything alright doctor? What is the problem with me?
A- There is no problem, I just have to cut your stomach a little bit. *Proceeds to cut*
Me- Now am I alright?
A- Wait, let me check.
Me, panic mode- What is the problem with me doctor?
A- There is only one problem. You are about to die.
Me- Oh my god. When am I going to die?
A- Tomorrow.
A bewildered Me- Tomorrow?
Wise A- Not this tomorrow. A very late tomorrow when you are very old.

You aren't ever going to medical school, kid. 😂😂😂 #TheNestery #RootsandWings #parentingstruggles #parentinghumour #parentingishard #parentingjourney #parentinglikewhoa #parentingbelike #chennaimoms #delhimoms #kolkatamoms #mumbaimoms #hyderabadmoms #bangaloremoms #instagood #instaindian #igersindia #igparents #illustratorsoninstagram #parentsofinstagram #pretendplay #littledoctor #indianfamily #doctordoctor #doctorset
Time just seems to fly by. I now have a 4 year old and soon the other two girls will be 7 and 9. Where has all that time gone? Some weeks seem to drag on forever though. Like this past week. It's been exhausting. Physically and mentally. Sometimes I feel trapped and like I'm doing it all on my own. 
It's hard being a parent. I wish my time away yet I wish my time back.

PS. Look at the girl's facials!
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Time just seems to fly by. I now have a 4 year old and soon the other two girls will be 7 and 9. Where has all that time gone? Some weeks seem to drag on forever though. Like this past week. It's been exhausting. Physically and mentally. Sometimes I feel trapped and like I'm doing it all on my own.
It's hard being a parent. I wish my time away yet I wish my time back.

PS. Look at the girl's facials!
"It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
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Being a mother is by far the hardest job I have ever had. My babies are 19 and 22 now and it isn't any easier, just different. I never imagined that love could be felt this intensely. It is infinite.
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"It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."

Being a mother is by far the hardest job I have ever had. My babies are 19 and 22 now and it isn't any easier, just different. I never imagined that love could be felt this intensely. It is infinite.

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When did the kids these days become so entitled, bossy, and selfish? I’m losing my mind over here and shocked by the audacity of my kids at this season of life.  Anyone else out there experiencing an entitlement uprising in their home and ready to pull your hair out? I need to get my Me, Me, Me Epidemic book out and start reading. I’ll do that for my 20 mins of reading a day. Hahaha 🤣 .
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When did the kids these days become so entitled, bossy, and selfish? I’m losing my mind over here and shocked by the audacity of my kids at this season of life. Anyone else out there experiencing an entitlement uprising in their home and ready to pull your hair out? I need to get my Me, Me, Me Epidemic book out and start reading. I’ll do that for my 20 mins of reading a day. Hahaha 🤣 .
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Well it was a long ass, crazy day.  From the start all the way till the end.  I’m sitting here and just processing all the crazy that went on.  These two pics were taken today.....the first around 7:30am (after my workout) and the second minutes ago.....and yes that’s right I still have the same shirt on.  CRAZY ASS DAY.  That’s parenthood for ya!  Tomorrow is a new day 🙏
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Well it was a long ass, crazy day. From the start all the way till the end. I’m sitting here and just processing all the crazy that went on. These two pics were taken today.....the first around 7:30am (after my workout) and the second minutes ago.....and yes that’s right I still have the same shirt on. CRAZY ASS DAY. That’s parenthood for ya! Tomorrow is a new day 🙏
After this evening, this mama needs a #SUPERSIZE drink! This evening was very trying, emotional and filled with some good ol’ fashioned mom guilt, second guessing and lots of leaning on my husband. A mouthy preteen boy, hormonal 12 y/o girl and a defiant 2 year old will do that to you🤬🥺😩 So allow me to sit in silence as I look for that continued #momsupport on IG and sip on a few of these bad boys. Because tonight—this momma needs something STRONGER than just coffee. Tomorrow is another day and God allows re-dos🙏🏼💓 #strongcoffeestrongmomma #winedownmonday #acaseofthemondays #momlife #parenthood #parentingainteasy #momguilt #parentingishard #hormonalhousehold #thankgodforhusbands #blendedfamily #breatheandreboot
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After this evening, this mama needs a #SUPERSIZE drink! This evening was very trying, emotional and filled with some good ol’ fashioned mom guilt, second guessing and lots of leaning on my husband. A mouthy preteen boy, hormonal 12 y/o girl and a defiant 2 year old will do that to you🤬🥺😩 So allow me to sit in silence as I look for that continued #momsupport on IG and sip on a few of these bad boys. Because tonight—this momma needs something STRONGER than just coffee. Tomorrow is another day and God allows re-dos🙏🏼💓 #strongcoffeestrongmomma #winedownmonday #acaseofthemondays #momlife #parenthood #parentingainteasy #momguilt #parentingishard #hormonalhousehold #thankgodforhusbands #blendedfamily #breatheandreboot

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