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  • Il reste toujours quelque chose de l’ᗴᑎᖴᗩᑎᑕᗴ!
  •  4  1  3 hours ago
  • ⭐️ Real talk on motherhood!!! Please if you have a moment, take time to read.
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If you were like me there was probably a time when you were younger, and you imaged having a family and becoming a mother, how it would look like
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Which again, if you were like me, the picture consisted of laughter, baking cookies, making Marconi necklaces, and wonderful stories at bedtime with smiles and rainbows. 🍪 🌈🦄
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Insert me laughing right here 🤣🤣🤣
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My house never smells of freshly baked cookies, yes there’s lots of laughter but more than I like to admit theres a lot of it during the time outs. 
I have pasta in my house but not in a shape of a necklace but thrown around the house in places that I’ll find a week later. And bedtime stories only happen in my dreams. ⠀⠀
The road of motherhood is a bumpy one for sure with lots of turns, loops, and lets face it, waterworks.  BUT after all the chaos and flat out insanity of parenthood........when I hold my two babies at the end of the night, them enjoying their milk bottles and me a glass of red wine. I am happy. 💗💗💗
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Yes there are some weeks that have days that are filled more with stress and then there are other weeks that are such a blessing you are just on watch for when the calmness fads away 😝 ⠀⠀
BUT I love it, and I LOVE that I am in the process of building a thriving community of moms and strong women to share the highs and lows. This is a great time to be raising daughters because when I do finally get that bedtime story routine and I read the line “Dream as big as you can” I know it’s completely TRUE. And the hard work and tears will all pay off because they will have the world to dominate.
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SO to all the moms out there (and dads) you are great, you are wonderful, and you got this.... ⭐️
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 #eternalmotherhood #joyfulmama #justmom #momsunplugged #mymotherhustle #teammotherhood #unitedinmotherhood #familyfirst #familyforever #familyiseverything #habitandhome #lovemyfam #pocket_sweetness #thefamilynarrative #motherhoodunfiltered #realparenting #funmom #stopdropandmom #mamahood #themommydairy #mommygoals #mommyhood #momtalk #sandiegomom #ipreview via @preview.app
  • ⭐️ Real talk on motherhood!!! Please if you have a moment, take time to read.
    ⠀⠀
    If you were like me there was probably a time when you were younger, and you imaged having a family and becoming a mother, how it would look like
    ⠀⠀
    Which again, if you were like me, the picture consisted of laughter, baking cookies, making Marconi necklaces, and wonderful stories at bedtime with smiles and rainbows. 🍪 🌈🦄
    ⠀⠀
    Insert me laughing right here 🤣🤣🤣
    ⠀⠀
    My house never smells of freshly baked cookies, yes there’s lots of laughter but more than I like to admit theres a lot of it during the time outs.
    I have pasta in my house but not in a shape of a necklace but thrown around the house in places that I’ll find a week later. And bedtime stories only happen in my dreams. ⠀⠀
    The road of motherhood is a bumpy one for sure with lots of turns, loops, and lets face it, waterworks. BUT after all the chaos and flat out insanity of parenthood........when I hold my two babies at the end of the night, them enjoying their milk bottles and me a glass of red wine. I am happy. 💗💗💗
    ⠀⠀
    Yes there are some weeks that have days that are filled more with stress and then there are other weeks that are such a blessing you are just on watch for when the calmness fads away 😝 ⠀⠀
    BUT I love it, and I LOVE that I am in the process of building a thriving community of moms and strong women to share the highs and lows. This is a great time to be raising daughters because when I do finally get that bedtime story routine and I read the line “Dream as big as you can” I know it’s completely TRUE. And the hard work and tears will all pay off because they will have the world to dominate.
    ⠀⠀
    SO to all the moms out there (and dads) you are great, you are wonderful, and you got this.... ⭐️
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    #eternalmotherhood #joyfulmama #justmom #momsunplugged #mymotherhustle #teammotherhood #unitedinmotherhood #familyfirst #familyforever #familyiseverything #habitandhome #lovemyfam #pocket_sweetness #thefamilynarrative #motherhoodunfiltered #realparenting #funmom #stopdropandmom #mamahood #themommydairy #mommygoals #mommyhood #momtalk #sandiegomom #ipreview via @preview.app
  •  9  1  3 hours ago
  • I was talking to my nephews on the phone and I hear an angry sigh ** Me- what’s wrong? Quez- Aunty we just miss your face and love you. Tayum- can you come home and jump on our new trampoline. Quez- did you know I’m babe Ruth  in baseball this year?  When you coming back?  Are you still in George Washington ( haha well he got the Washington part right) 😭😭 almost spent the extra money for the fight back early! Love these two to pieces ❤️❤️#iloveyoumore #missyou #auntylife #familyforever #imissyourface #futurebaberuth
  • I was talking to my nephews on the phone and I hear an angry sigh ** Me- what’s wrong? Quez- Aunty we just miss your face and love you. Tayum- can you come home and jump on our new trampoline. Quez- did you know I’m babe Ruth in baseball this year? When you coming back? Are you still in George Washington ( haha well he got the Washington part right) 😭😭 almost spent the extra money for the fight back early! Love these two to pieces ❤️❤️ #iloveyoumore #missyou #auntylife #familyforever #imissyourface #futurebaberuth
  •  15  0  3 hours ago
  • Hello Charlotte, North Carolina! ☀️
We are having a blast!  It’s so beautiful here and the babes slept through the entire first night! 🙌🏽 say what?!? The best part so far is... riding in our @wonderfoldwagon ! This is our new ride and it’s SO COOL!  We have the W4 model and babes love being able to see everything that’s going on and they can easily talk and play with each other.  We are also able to actually fit it in the back of the Jeep! (Which is a huge game changer for us.) There is so much storage space too...we had my handbag, a bunch of toys, and a mini cooler in there.  This is an absolute must have is you have multiples! •
USE CODE CBeck20 for $20 off any wagon @wonderfoldwagon ♥️ #charlotte #northcarolina #summer ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
  • Hello Charlotte, North Carolina! ☀️
    We are having a blast! It’s so beautiful here and the babes slept through the entire first night! 🙌🏽 say what?!? The best part so far is... riding in our @wonderfoldwagon ! This is our new ride and it’s SO COOL! We have the W4 model and babes love being able to see everything that’s going on and they can easily talk and play with each other. We are also able to actually fit it in the back of the Jeep! (Which is a huge game changer for us.) There is so much storage space too...we had my handbag, a bunch of toys, and a mini cooler in there. This is an absolute must have is you have multiples! •
    USE CODE CBeck20 for $20 off any wagon @wonderfoldwagon ♥️ #charlotte #northcarolina #summer ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
  •  991  94  3 hours ago
  • I opened up the mail today and got this awesome letter! We all have those kids we work with that we get attached to and she was my first kiddo that I labeled “mine”. I’ve known her since she was 9 and though we’ve gone round and round it’s always ended in LOVE! I took off of work to go to her graduation just because I love her so much! Little did I know how much it meant to her!! So sweet and thoughtful!! My skidney (combo name...lol!! I’m always renaming ppl 🤷🏾‍♀️) #bayesfamily #familyforever #myfirstbornididntbirth
  • I opened up the mail today and got this awesome letter! We all have those kids we work with that we get attached to and she was my first kiddo that I labeled “mine”. I’ve known her since she was 9 and though we’ve gone round and round it’s always ended in LOVE! I took off of work to go to her graduation just because I love her so much! Little did I know how much it meant to her!! So sweet and thoughtful!! My skidney (combo name...lol!! I’m always renaming ppl 🤷🏾‍♀️) #bayesfamily #familyforever #myfirstbornididntbirth
  •  16  2  3 hours ago
  • แลกมันด้วยเหงื่อ สู้เพื่อคนที่รัก ทุ่มเท่ทุกๆอย่าง สู้เพื่อคนข้างหลัง สู้มันทุกหนทาง ถึงเหนื่อยล้าเท่าไหร่ยังไงหัวใจยังมีแรง
#พลังงานจน
#ส่วนหนึ่งในย่านนี้ “KP3”  #FamilyAboveAll  #FamilyForever  #MylifeForMylover  #TPKH113FAMILY  #IFeelItComing
  • แลกมันด้วยเหงื่อ สู้เพื่อคนที่รัก ทุ่มเท่ทุกๆอย่าง สู้เพื่อคนข้างหลัง สู้มันทุกหนทาง ถึงเหนื่อยล้าเท่าไหร่ยังไงหัวใจยังมีแรง
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    #ส่วนหนึ่งในย่านนี้ “KP3” #FamilyAboveAll #FamilyForever #MylifeForMylover #TPKH113FAMILY #IFeelItComing
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  • A fashionista from a young age! #wattlecares
  • A fashionista from a young age! #wattlecares
  •  1  1  4 hours ago
  • Three generations of family here.

My mother and i have been through a lot in our lives. From moving across the country three times, to experiencing the death of my dad in 2007, to helping TWO of her children know how to be a healthy type one diabetic, to so many more of the traumas and joys that being a parent and a child can bring; this woman has been a rock, a solid Christian witness upon which to stand. She has been faithful, loving, patient, firm, and joyful through it all. I am very glad that she is having the opportunity to spend time with her second grandson. They make quite the pair, playing on the floor together, sharing meals, laughing, bring fully alive. Thank you, mom, for coming to visit me.

#mom #momsarethebest #mother #tillamookcreamery #familyiseverything #familyfirst #familyforever #family #thanksmom #parenting #everypictureastory
  • Three generations of family here.

    My mother and i have been through a lot in our lives. From moving across the country three times, to experiencing the death of my dad in 2007, to helping TWO of her children know how to be a healthy type one diabetic, to so many more of the traumas and joys that being a parent and a child can bring; this woman has been a rock, a solid Christian witness upon which to stand. She has been faithful, loving, patient, firm, and joyful through it all. I am very glad that she is having the opportunity to spend time with her second grandson. They make quite the pair, playing on the floor together, sharing meals, laughing, bring fully alive. Thank you, mom, for coming to visit me.

    #mom #momsarethebest #mother #tillamookcreamery #familyiseverything #familyfirst #familyforever #family #thanksmom #parenting #everypictureastory
  •  15  1  4 hours ago
  • Through thick and thin. Rest In Peace dad. You’ve helped shape me in to the woman I am today. You got a fresh set of lungs, and can breathe free now. I love you forever. #restinpeace #dad #family #familyforever
  • Through thick and thin. Rest In Peace dad. You’ve helped shape me in to the woman I am today. You got a fresh set of lungs, and can breathe free now. I love you forever. #restinpeace #dad #family #familyforever
  •  40  16  4 hours ago
  • This guy got a pretty sweet sandbox set up this weekend!
  • This guy got a pretty sweet sandbox set up this weekend!
  •  12  6  5 hours ago
  • ¡En unas semanas revelaré la dinámica del sorteo de una sesión de fotos!

Pendientes de mis siguientes publicaciones.

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  • ¡En unas semanas revelaré la dinámica del sorteo de una sesión de fotos!

    Pendientes de mis siguientes publicaciones.

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  •  90  7  5 hours ago
  • Mom: Hey Schofield, why are you in the middle of the Street?
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Scho: Sorry, Mom. ⠀⠀
Scho: Coming Mom.
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Scho: Thanks for reminding me Mom. ⠀⠀
*Mom thinks to herself.... Man, I love this kid. #bestkidever 🤣🤣
  • Mom: Hey Schofield, why are you in the middle of the Street?
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    Scho: Sorry, Mom. ⠀⠀
    Scho: Coming Mom.
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    Scho: Thanks for reminding me Mom. ⠀⠀
    *Mom thinks to herself.... Man, I love this kid. #bestkidever 🤣🤣
  •  21  1  5 hours ago
  • And just like that, he leaves, my life long friend and brother. Thank you Landon for being such a great example to me throughout these many years. I hope Philly loves you as much as I do. Anybody who is willing to learn from you will forever appreciate you. More importantly I’m so glad you get to become closer to our savior Jesus Christ. The gospel is true. I’ll see you in two homie❤️
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@landon_pfile 
#lds #ldsmissionary #familyforever
  • And just like that, he leaves, my life long friend and brother. Thank you Landon for being such a great example to me throughout these many years. I hope Philly loves you as much as I do. Anybody who is willing to learn from you will forever appreciate you. More importantly I’m so glad you get to become closer to our savior Jesus Christ. The gospel is true. I’ll see you in two homie❤️




    @landon_pfile
    #lds #ldsmissionary #familyforever
  •  325  2  6 hours ago

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  • Hello Charlotte, North Carolina! ☀️
We are having a blast!  It’s so beautiful here and the babes slept through the entire first night! 🙌🏽 say what?!? The best part so far is... riding in our @wonderfoldwagon ! This is our new ride and it’s SO COOL!  We have the W4 model and babes love being able to see everything that’s going on and they can easily talk and play with each other.  We are also able to actually fit it in the back of the Jeep! (Which is a huge game changer for us.) There is so much storage space too...we had my handbag, a bunch of toys, and a mini cooler in there.  This is an absolute must have is you have multiples! •
USE CODE CBeck20 for $20 off any wagon @wonderfoldwagon ♥️ #charlotte #northcarolina #summer ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
  • Hello Charlotte, North Carolina! ☀️
    We are having a blast! It’s so beautiful here and the babes slept through the entire first night! 🙌🏽 say what?!? The best part so far is... riding in our @wonderfoldwagon ! This is our new ride and it’s SO COOL! We have the W4 model and babes love being able to see everything that’s going on and they can easily talk and play with each other. We are also able to actually fit it in the back of the Jeep! (Which is a huge game changer for us.) There is so much storage space too...we had my handbag, a bunch of toys, and a mini cooler in there. This is an absolute must have is you have multiples! •
    USE CODE CBeck20 for $20 off any wagon @wonderfoldwagon ♥️ #charlotte #northcarolina #summer ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
  •  991  94  3 hours ago
  • 15 months old vs. 2 months old
[ And how we got Ava to eat most things, including vegetables! ]
- save this post for reference later -
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At exactly 6 months old we started the #BlissMethod (a mix on #BLW and purees).
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Later on, since we started more finger food and skipped purees, she has gotten the same as us (modified when needed).
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I feel like having her sitting with us at the table and watching us eat the same as her has been the key to our success.
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She has always felt part of the table and sits comfortably like the rest of us.
We have a great high chair that has “grown” with Ava as you can see (swipe left). This is the @stokkebaby Steps™ (you can even choose the colors to match our dining room, like we did!).
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Other things we think helped us in introducing solids:
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- SCHEDULING! For us this has worked like a charm! She eats at the same time everyday.
- I’ve always explained what I was giving her, presented the plate and named everything that was on it.
- We never pushed or forced any food on her.
- Variety! This one is tough ‘cause I know we can run out of ideas for recipes fast, but the internet got you mommas!
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Sources I use for #babyrecipes:
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- Instagram hashtags (follow and save)
- Facebook groups
- Pinterest
- Google images (and then I go to the links, mostly blogs)
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BUT we are still working on getting her to stop throwing food on the floor, do YOU guys have any tips on this specific situation? Help!!
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PS: Torben developed a little bit of camera shyness in these 13 months, he is still here somewhere! lol
  • 15 months old vs. 2 months old
    [ And how we got Ava to eat most things, including vegetables! ]
    - save this post for reference later -

    At exactly 6 months old we started the #BlissMethod (a mix on #BLW and purees).

    Later on, since we started more finger food and skipped purees, she has gotten the same as us (modified when needed).

    I feel like having her sitting with us at the table and watching us eat the same as her has been the key to our success.

    She has always felt part of the table and sits comfortably like the rest of us.
    We have a great high chair that has “grown” with Ava as you can see (swipe left). This is the @stokkebaby Steps™ (you can even choose the colors to match our dining room, like we did!).

    Other things we think helped us in introducing solids:

    - SCHEDULING! For us this has worked like a charm! She eats at the same time everyday.
    - I’ve always explained what I was giving her, presented the plate and named everything that was on it.
    - We never pushed or forced any food on her.
    - Variety! This one is tough ‘cause I know we can run out of ideas for recipes fast, but the internet got you mommas!

    Sources I use for #babyrecipes:

    - Instagram hashtags (follow and save)
    - Facebook groups
    - Pinterest
    - Google images (and then I go to the links, mostly blogs)

    BUT we are still working on getting her to stop throwing food on the floor, do YOU guys have any tips on this specific situation? Help!!

    PS: Torben developed a little bit of camera shyness in these 13 months, he is still here somewhere! lol
  •  1,440  60  9 hours ago
  • I received a message from a woman that had me in tears and really made me think… 
She had a rough childhood and always wished she would’ve been adopted. She has never felt like she has a home to go to… Even at the age of 49 years old she still wishes she had a home to go to on holidays. 
A big reason we are foster/adoptive parents is to provide a home where kids are always welcome and a family that will be there for them. I have thought a lot about kids not having a family and kids aging out at 18 without a family & how alone/scary that would be. But it’s much more than that. It’s not having a family forever even when you’re grown up & an adult… not having a “home” to go to for holidays, not having parents who check in on you to see how you’re doing, not having grandparents for your children.

Right now there are more than 100,000 kids up for adoption and every single year 30,000 kids turn 18 and age out of the system without ever finding their forever family. 
If you have ever thought about adopting or fostering I encourage you to take the first step.
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It will never be the “right” time
It will never happen unless you make it happen
It will never happen if you let fears get in the way
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I believe if it’s in your heart it’s there for a reason… Follow it & pursue it. 
If you ever have any questions about the process or other ways you can get involved please reach out. 
Check out my story to see kids waiting for their forever families. 📸 @lindseypotterphotography
  • I received a message from a woman that had me in tears and really made me think…
    She had a rough childhood and always wished she would’ve been adopted. She has never felt like she has a home to go to… Even at the age of 49 years old she still wishes she had a home to go to on holidays.
    A big reason we are foster/adoptive parents is to provide a home where kids are always welcome and a family that will be there for them. I have thought a lot about kids not having a family and kids aging out at 18 without a family & how alone/scary that would be. But it’s much more than that. It’s not having a family forever even when you’re grown up & an adult… not having a “home” to go to for holidays, not having parents who check in on you to see how you’re doing, not having grandparents for your children.

    Right now there are more than 100,000 kids up for adoption and every single year 30,000 kids turn 18 and age out of the system without ever finding their forever family.
    If you have ever thought about adopting or fostering I encourage you to take the first step.
    .
    It will never be the “right” time
    It will never happen unless you make it happen
    It will never happen if you let fears get in the way
    .
    I believe if it’s in your heart it’s there for a reason… Follow it & pursue it.
    If you ever have any questions about the process or other ways you can get involved please reach out.
    Check out my story to see kids waiting for their forever families. 📸 @lindseypotterphotography
  •  1,403  17  16 July, 2019
  • The most sweetest little babe. Can’t believe you’ve been a part of our lives for over two months now. ✨💕
  • The most sweetest little babe. Can’t believe you’ve been a part of our lives for over two months now. ✨💕
  •  251  69  12 hours ago
  • #ad Our go to restaurant with the kids has always been #FrankieAndBennys mainly because of the delicious food but also because my 1 year old loves bopping to the 50s music 😂

Their new summer limited addition menu is now available and full of fantastic new dishes including a variety of vegan options which was brilliant for my lactose intollarant son who was able to join us having an ice cream after our meal. Something little like that made my evening seeing his little face light up when he tasted the ice cream!

Be sure to enjoy an evening with the family at @frankienbennys and try their new menu, we had such a lovely evening.
  • #ad Our go to restaurant with the kids has always been #FrankieAndBennys mainly because of the delicious food but also because my 1 year old loves bopping to the 50s music 😂

    Their new summer limited addition menu is now available and full of fantastic new dishes including a variety of vegan options which was brilliant for my lactose intollarant son who was able to join us having an ice cream after our meal. Something little like that made my evening seeing his little face light up when he tasted the ice cream!

    Be sure to enjoy an evening with the family at @frankienbennys and try their new menu, we had such a lovely evening.
  •  270  46  9 hours ago