Look at these long legs! All the fresh air and summer sunshine have caused the girls to sprout up like sunflowers! Except the small chubby delicious one with toes as yummy as grapes 😋 #thejohnsonettesonthesteps
11 hours ago
HOW TO TAME A TANTRUM: Endoflex + Lavender + Surrender.
🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Endoflex is amazing endocrine support I use daily (think sleep, mood, metabolism & organ system hormones). There are countless testimonies tied to mamas using this blend to support their littles too! We know & love Lavender for all things soothing & calming. And Surrender, a fav for emotional balance & letting go. We whipped up this grumpy roller when we hit the terrible twos stage and never looked back. Have you tried Endoflex with your littles yet?!
In a 10 ml roller combine 4-6 drops each:
Top with carrier oil of choice.
Ideally, apply to the thyroid area (front of the neck) when a tantrum strikes. Sometimes that’s not an option, so that’s where we just get it on them - tummy, chest, lower back.. etc.
Snag this adorable label from @madison.and.matthew ❤️ Tag a mama who needs this in their life!
1 day ago
“Being a mother has been a masterclass in letting go. Try as we might, there’s only so much we can control. And, boy, have I tried—especially at first. As mothers, we just don’t want anything or anyone to hurt our babies. But life has other plans. Bruised knees, bumpy roads and broken hearts are part of the deal… Motherhood has taught me that, most of the time, my job is to give them the space to explore and develop into the people they want to be. Not who I want them to be or who I wish I was at that age, but who they are, deep inside. Motherhood has also taught me that my job is not to bulldoze a path for them in an effort to eliminate all possible adversity. But instead, I need to be a safe and consistent place for them to land when they inevitably fail; and to show them, again and again, how to get up on their own.”⠀
-Michelle Obama @michelleobama, former First Lady and mother to Sasha, 18, and Malia, 21, to Meghan Markle in @BritishVogue, August, 2019.⠀
[via @MotherMag. PHOTO: AMANDA LUCIDON FOR THE WHITE HOUSE]⠀
13 hours ago
Happy Sunday 💗
1 day ago
I had a very emotional day handling a situation of “kids being unkind” with my oldest daughter, and I think it took the life out of me. I felt her pain, which I’m sure is something relatable for moms everywhere. At the end of the day it was handled appropriately and I’m sure this won’t be the last time, so hopefully we both came out stronger from the situation with better coping mechanisms. Onward and upward... 👊🏼
3 hours ago
When the end of summer ☀️ is knocking at your door 🚪 but you’re gonna get your last licks no matter what! 🎣
Mid August and still going strong with our #spf stock! Chris knows the deal... Lathered up head to toe water resistant 30 even when it’s cloudy. 🙌🏻
🌸 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒊𝒉𝒓 𝑺𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒏 🌸
Naja, eigentlich ist der ja schon fast wieder vorbei, aber davon will ich nichts wissen 😅
Regen, Regen, Regen - unser Wochenende ist mal dezent ins Wasser gefallen und die Lust auf Insta hatte ich auch nicht 🤷♀️ Gestern haben wir ein paar Shoppingmalls unsicher gemacht, schließlich braucht der Herr des Hauses noch ein paar neue Outfits für den Urlaub. Leute, ich sags euch - im nächsten Leben werde ich Mann! Rein in den Laden, 5 Minuten durchgeschlendert, zack, einen Arm voll Klamotten, Kasse, fertig!
Und ich?! Sprechen wir nicht drüber 😭
Dass ihm dann die Dame an der Kasse noch lächelnd sagte, drei seiner eben ausgesuchten Oberteile würde die Kasse gerade reduziert haben, löste erst Recht ein Gefühl von Verbitterung in mir aus 😕
Deswegen nehmen bei Shopping Queen fast nur Mädels teil - die Sendung wäre sonst in 10 Minuten abgedreht. Ich sag's euch 😅
So, wir werden jetzt noch eine Runde am Hafen schlendern und dann werde ich es mir mit Herrn Raymond Redington gemütlich machen 😅
Im Übrigen - wäre das mein bester Freund im wahren Leben, würde ich ihn kennen 😅 (Wer sich jetzt unwissend an der Stirn kratzt - Netflix, The Blacklist 😉) Einen schönen Abend ihr Süßen ❤️
ᴵᵗ'ˢ ᶰᵒᵗ ᵃˡˡᵒʷᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵘˢᵉ ᵐʸ ᵖʰᵒᵗᵒˢ˒ ᵗʰᵉʸ ᵃʳᵉ ᵖʳᵒᵗᵉᶜᵗᵉᵈ ᵇʸ ᶜᵒᵖʸʳᶤᵍʰᵗˑ
10 hours ago
My best Team ❤️🌎
This girl came home from TN and decided she was ready to learn guitar and this week she has been working diligently on writing a worship song...can’t wait to be able to share the finished piece! I love seeing passions and drive blossom and flourish in our kids as they press into doing new things!! As our homeschool year kicks of casually tomorrow—I like to ease into things—I am excited to give each of our kids opportunities for each of our kids to live into their giftedness a bit more. My son is going to be doing a robotics class, one of my girls is getting back to ballet and all three are really ready to step up their music skills with guitar 🎸 singing 🎤 and piano 🎹. .
In what ways do you help your kids work on developing excellence and celebrating what they are good at? We have found, it definitely doesn’t just have to be academics.
The love you have for your child is really inexplicable. It starts before you even lay eyes on your little one. As a pregnant teen, the plan was to give me to my aunt to raise. My aunt purchased everything she needed to care for an infant.
After the delivery my mom changed her mind unexpectedly. She was keeping me. It was a struggle from day one, especially with no help from my father. That relationship was over—She was alone, hurt, and broke.
Growing up she never spoke on sex. When she thought I was having sex, she took me to the clinic to get on the pill. For me, it kinda added to the pressure I was feeling from people at school teasing me for being a virgin.
As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want them to have a better life than you did. You want to protect from making some of the same mistakes you did that caused you so much pain. These good intentions fueled by fear can create horrible actions. Fear makes you act based upon feeling and emotion instead of truth and facts. .
In her mind she was doing what she could do to protect me from making the same mistake she did; having a child. It would give me a better life than she had. She was operating out of the feelings of being hurt, alone, and broke.
She never took the time to explain the purpose of sex. She never said I shouldn’t do it. Another part of silence came out of fear because she didn’t know what to say or how to say it. No one talked with her about it.
Unfortunately, it backfired on her. I did start having sex. Based on the only talk on sex I learned was from school, it is what you do to get & keep your boyfriend. You weren’t cool if you weren’t sexing it up. .
Unequipped with the truth about sex, I took the only knowledge I had into adulthood. I found myself iseveral toxic relationships. Every time ending in me being hurt, alone; even broke in some cases.
Don’t let your past keep you from communicating with your child the facts about sex and sexuality. If you don’t know what to say then you don’t want to miss our free online class on how to have the Sex Talk. Click link in bio to register.
30 minutes ago
I used to wish to be “skinny”. I desperately wanted a different body than I had, and I constantly hated the way I looked. I dreaded summer because it meant swimsuit season and shorts, and I was so uncomfortable when I would wear summer clothing. I also ate like crap and never worked out, which perpetuated a vicious cycle of hating my body and treating it like garbage.
Fast forward 12 years from this photo. Two babies, a decade older, and I feel GREAT. I still honestly get caught off guard when I put something on and I don’t have the overwhelming need to run to a mirror so I can pick myself apart. I just don’t do it anymore. And my goal now is to be STRONG, I could give a rip about skinny. I want to be strong, fit, capable, confident and healthy - inside & out.
I know how it feels to be at war with your own body, because I was for most of my adult life. Learning love & acceptance for myself has been a process, and I want other women to know that it can be done. Having the tools to start getting healthy, create new habits, and shift your mindset is an investment you’ll never regret. Click the link in my bio or Drop me a ❤️ if you want more info on my bootcamps and how I’ve gotten my results at home with my babies in tow.
Baths have been everything lately✨ and these two are enjoying all of it as well!
48 minutes ago
Reflecting: I cannot fight TODAYS battles with yesterday’s manna.
Ahhhhhhhh such a good reminder!!!!!! Sooo off to church I went, and it was AWESOME! 🙌🏾
50 minutes ago
𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐋𝐎𝐆: Make Parties More Fun with @browniesunlimited 🎉
Brownies Unlimited opened their first flagship store in SM Makati and they have much more to offer! Check out our blog (link in bio) to read more about it 🤗
This was us at the Safari park on the hottest day of the year!!!
You see this beautiful woman on the left... She is my lady. These past two weeks she has gone above and beyond for me. Spending late hours at the hospital taking care of the baby so I can spend the last but of time I had with my daddy. She held me when I've cried the hardest I've cried. Let me be angery when need be. She is my rock. Thank you for being there for my girls and I. 💕