My little lemon girl 🍋 happy birthday to this girls dad, thanks for giving me this lovely little gift last year, becoming an auntie too this little lemon🍋. M motherhoodunplugged #motherhood#mummybloggeruk
Hay dias en que sólo tomo fotos para atesorar los recuerdos, porque el resto de los momentos los construyo conectando y olvidándome de distracciones que me alejan del Aqui y Ahora. Ayer nuestro domingo fué asi. Conectadas al presente. Ancladas a la gratitud, al regalo de la amistad, de ser madres y nutrirnos mutuamente, alimentarnos de la Naturaleza y de las risas compartidas.
La vida se resume a eso, instantes felices que creamos con nuestro cielo interno.
La naturaleza sana, la buena compañía y las carcajadas también. Fluir con el ritmo armonioso del ciclo de la vida nos ayuda a tener balance y equilibrio, algo que todos deseamos.
Volver a la fuente, nosotros.
Gracias gracias gracias 👭💞 @mariafcamarilloc te quiero amiga!
Kényeztettem a hajamat egy kis hajvégfrissítéssel (annak ellenére, hogy növesztem). Tudjátok amikor hosszban nincs változás, mégis olyan szép egységes a haj. És hát az érzés...! 💁🏻♀️
I showed some love to my hair and gave it a freshing edge-cut (however i grow it to be longer). You know when there's no before-after, it just looks healthy. And the feeling of course...! 💁🏻♀️
This wonderful, powerful, divine being has been in our lives for 20 months today. Everything changed as you entered this world. You make me want to become a more connected and better person every single day. For you I want to do everything in my power to keep peeling away the noise and clutter and expose the core perfectness of life and this planet. I am going to work tirelessly all my life to provide you with the best of everything. It’s not about quantity, but quality. It’s about depth, connection and truth. Nothing is higher or more important than your health, peace and happiness. I say it to you every day, but thank you, thank you for lightening up our whole world. And for being here to inspire us to grow into the ones we are meant to become.
Check in on my stories to see our pancake breakfast 🥞🍫🍌
My @raisingparadise is aaaaaalmost done and ready for launch.... such a fulfilling project that I can’t wait to share with you. Please follow and go register on the site to get a yummy gift from my family to yours 💝
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Raising my girls to be confident in their physical ability and in their physical bodies || 👧🏼👱🏼♀️👩🏻 Here are some of my thoughts on the ways I try to teach my girls about their physical bodies and capabilities. The physical is not the only consideration of course, but we are all encased within our physical bodies - it is the vessel in which we journey through life. So I believe learning about it, feeling confident about it, feeling secure within in and knowing what you can do to aid and improve it and finding out what it can do for you, all to make the journey easier and more fulfilling are important. 🔹 I never ever, ever talk about my body in a derogatory way. But I do talk about achievements that my body has made whether that’s getting a PB in the gym, getting through a particularly muddy, rainy run in the countryside or growing the three of them inside my belly 🤰🏼 ! And I encourage them to do the same. I love hearing how sweaty they got doing gymnastics or how they felt their muscles burning doing athletics drills or how they managed a new move or fastest race time. Any body that can achieve great things is a great body indeed! 🔹As a rule we don’t pass comments on other people’s physical appearance. Ever. 🔹 We don’t own a set of household bathroom scales as I never want my girls to feel they need to be defined by a number or to find self-worth through shrinking themselves! 🔹 We talk openly about our bodies, and about how everybody is made differently. No subject or body-part is off-limits! Growing up for me, it was taboo to talk about my body to such an extent that I never told my mum when I had my first period. I don’t want my girls to grow up believing that their bodies are inherently disgusting just because they'll have periods etc. 🔹Everybody’s body is capable of achieving amazing things even though we’re made differently. 🔹Take care of your body by staying active everyday & eating in a balanced way. 🔹Fun should be at the forefront of physical activity, but don’t shy away from competition, getting out of comfort zone & learning new skills.
Post is getting a little long! Feel free to add to the discussion in comments⬇️
Baba came home one day with the video cassette of The Exorcist. He played it and Dada and I started watching with him. We were quite small. When the horror scenes started unravelling my face paled. But God knows why, I didn't leave the room. After a while Mamoni joined us...
That night, and for the next six nights, I couldn't sleep. I couldn't banish the image of Linda Blair's distorted face from my mind and her blood curdling screams kept ringing in my ears. I stared at the window praying that I forget the ghastly sight. I remember those six painful nights vividly... Mamoni was sleeping in the other room. Maybe it didn't occur to her that she should sleep by me... Hugging me... Comforting me... I continue to stay away from horror films. Yes, I was that scarred. .
This morning as Bono and I was stuck in the dysfunctional elevator, after screaming at the maintenance guy over the phone, I looked at my boy. His face bore a perplexed, scared look. "Bono, why fear when Mamma is there?" Immediately his lips curled and he broke into tears mumbling, "I want to get out..." I started tickling his chin, held his hands and hugged him tight. He stopped crying and clung to me. "What if my school bus leaves Mamma?" he asked. "It's okay... I'll drive you to school."
After a few minutes we escaped, ran to catch the bus and while kissing him goodbye I said, "Have a fun day, my big brave Bono." .
A lesson I took home from the incident. To envelope my child with so much warmth and comfort that he feels secure. Because, there is too much trauma in the big bad world to face anyway. As parents the least we can do is assure them that we shall protect them from all things bad. They deserve that peace of mind. At least till the time they are not big enough to fight their own battles and inner demons. .
Hope you had a brilliant day peeps! .
In a handwoven Georgette Banarasi sari with a chanderi brocade blouse.
We are officially (disposable) nappy free in this home!! We only ever used them overnight or sometimes when we went out. We ran down our last packet and began to use cloth nappies overnight! Not having the disposables in the house has just forced us to be organised.. no more ‘whoops didn’t wash the nappies’ or ‘oh let’s just put disposables on when we go out’ now we don’t have the choice and it’s been so nice!! Do you use cloth nappies in your home? Always, sometimes or never?
And another #Milestone is Smiling and Cooing with Mom and Dad 😁
Y otro #Logro es sonreír y hacer ruidillos con mamá y papá 😁
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As we start off a new week, don’t be afraid to give yourself permission to go after those things you want and desire. Don’t allow fear to paralyze you into inaction! Instead lean into fear and do it anyway. It probably is not going to be easy but don’t take no for an answer. No matter what resources you have or don’t start today! Work hard, be consistent, when you feel like quitting, keep going, and crush those dreams! Happy Monday! ⠀⠀
REPEAT THIS AFFIRMATION IN THE MIRROR AS MUCH AS NEEDED TODAY: “I CAN AND I WILL!”
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Speaking to other mums, clearly it's not just me who gets jealous of mums whose babies make cute little noises whilst sitting peacefully on their laps at play groups....
Whilst my "baby toddler" runs around shouting at the top of her lungs in excitement, as tired me runs around behind her 😭😂😂
So our new collection is for those mammas that can sit and watch their sweet little bubbas. Please enjoy those moments! It sure doesn't last for long!
P.s. I think I want a boy now! Blue is too cute! 😍
♡ LIVA 1 JAAR! ♡
Vandaag een jaar geleden dat ons gezin compleet werd gemaakt door dit mooie, altijd vrolijke meisje. Vanaf de eerste minuut keek ze wijs uit haar oogjes en nog. Liva vindt de wereld maar wat interessant! Onze baby is nu een dreumes die zich lekker aan het ontwikkelen is. Trotser dan trots! 🦄 💕
How enjoyable it is to explore life with her. To see how resilient and determined she is by trying over and over again the same thing until she gets it right. To learn that life is funnier than we think, that we can eat and laugh at the same time because food is GOOD! That everything in nature should be approached with curiosity and with detective eyes because we can learn so much from it. And that we should treat animals with the same love we treat humans because they are incredible - and funny - beings. Thank you, Chloe, choosing us to live this wonderful journey with you. 💙 Como tem sido maravilhoso viver essa vida com ela. De ver o quão determinada ela é em tentar fazer algo até conseguir. De aprender que a vida é mais engraçada do que achávamos, afinal até mastigar virou engraçado. De entender que a natureza deve ser observada com curiosidade porque podemos aprender muito com ela. E que devemos tratar os animais com o mesmo amor que tratamos os humanos porque eles são seres incríveis e engraçados. Obrigada, Chloe, por nos escolher para viver essa jornada incrível com você. #mum#mumanddaughter#mumandbaby#motherhood#mother#motheranddaughter#babygirl#mae#sermae#luzern#switzerland
Dear Instagram, we need to talk. I was feeling weak tonight, and honestly a little bit ashamed. I write all the time in my blogs about self care and self reflecting. I preach the importance of “living for yourself” and not caring what anyone else thinks...yet I don’t practice what I preach. I care a lot. I was looking through my recent content to post a photo of me and Hudson (not a brand deal, or something I “have to do”) - That’s when I noticed that in almost every single picture I have posted of myself lately I am hiding. I’m hiding my face, I’m hiding my real smile. My teeth.. I’m hiding my eyes. .
It made me feel sad that when I had an opportunity to post this photo or the one I actually posted, that I didn’t have enough confidence in myself to post the one really showing my face. I know I haven’t actually come out here and said it but I suffer from body dismorphia disorder, and I always have. Long before Facebook or Instagram ever existed. I’ll write more about this soon but I wanted to take a minute and shed some light on the realities of this platform. I don’t want to say I’ve lost myself in it, because that’s not true - I wouldn’t be writing any of this if that were the case. What has happened is that the already skewed version of myself has clearly become worse. I’m now picking apart features in myself that I once loved. Maybe it’s because our feed constantly promotes a comparison. It’s our looks and lives vs. everyone else’s. It’s everything we aren’t and everything we don’t have. So much so that people are living wildly beyond their means to keep up with Instagram appearances. Instagram is damn good for the economy, I’ll tell ya that much. .
I’m frustrated with myself. I want to enjoy things the way they are meant to be enjoyed, “authentically”. That includes my body, my mind, my face, my friends, my family, my job, and my freaking life!! I want my life back without the judgements on how I present it. More importantly, I want to promote EVERYONE remembering the faces they were born with, and to treat them with the kindness and respect they deserve. Help me remember to smile next time I try to hide. 🙏🏻
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Sorry, I didn’t catch that... what do you mean by hobbies?! 😅😅
Image from @happygreylucky
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Sort of forgot who I was for a while back there in 2017/2018 so forever wrapped up in mum buns, pjs, no social life living 400kms away and just motherhood itself.
I think as mothers we all lose ourselves at some point without even realising it. Whether that be your hobbies, dreams, relationships anything that we used to love just for us.
Our worlds are so full of our little humans and their needs that it’s so easy to forget or drop all together our own needs.
Being home since September I can 100% see a change in myself. My love for makeup came back, I started washing my hair more than a couple of times a month 🙊, purchasing new clothes, socialising and the list goes on. I feel more fulfilled, worthy and I have more to give to my two little humans. I still have bad days, rough hours and lonely minutes but I feel like I’m back. And in full force 😏🙌🏻💕
~13 days vs 13 months ~
I love looking back at these photos and seeing how far we have come. It’s such a special time, yet a crazy and exhausting stage too. But in the end it will be worth it.
Those little eyes that observe you think you’re perfect, they think you’re more than perfect. Those hands that ask for your arms, they think you’re the strongest and can conquer the world. Those little mouths eating what you prepare, they think you’re the best.
For all the mums and dads out there... you are worth a lot, you are so important and you are enough 💕💕💕💕 #motherhood#parenthood#parentingjourney#mumof4#babynumber4#babyboy#boysfashion#babyboystyle#mumlife#momblogger#mumbloggers#aussiemums