Ohhhh Finny. You are sure giving me a run for my money these days🤪 He’s my little Sour Patch Kid. He grabs all the dirt out of my plants and throws it around the house, fills the toilets with toys, toilet-papers the inside of our house, pulls all the clothes out of the dressers, pulls the books off the bookshelves, empties out my makeup, draws on the walls, shakes his finger at me when I see the mess he made... You get it🤪. But then he gives you a little glimpse of sweetness and flashes his delicious smile and you forget about all the messes he made in the last hour. So we clean it up, and then do it all over again. 🤪
My little sewing buddy 🤗. He was obsessed with the sewing machine and kept trying to touch everything. I also love how it looks like he took this as a selfie himself haha. The more I look at it, the more I laugh 😂
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homemade cinnamon rolls this morning with my best girl. last year, on christmas morning, we baked the very same thing and i knew it was a tradition i wanted to continue for our family. thought this year we should attempt a practice round, you know, to make sure they still taste as good as i remember *insert wink emoji*
we’re using @bobsredmill all purpose organic flour to get the job done this time. we love baking with bob’s because they have endless flours and there really is something for everyone; from organic to coconut. #bobsholidaybaking#ad
Two weeks from tomorrow is my induction date. Which means in two weeks it’ll no longer be just me and my little guy anymore. I am doing my best to soak up all of these last days and moments with the boy who made my heart grow more than I could’ve imagined - the sweet boy who made me a mama. Holden, I am proud of you and love you more than you’ll ever understand ❤️
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One whole month with this sleepy little sweetie pie! We love his little coos and even caught some smiles today 💞 I keep seeing flashes of both Mendel and Sheva in him, it’s so fun seeing this little guy grow into himself. He’s already let us know loud and clear he prefers to sleep in someone’s arms and preferably while being rocked 😆
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Call it mom goggles, but i am convinced he is signing “I love you” 🤟🏻. He can’t talk so it only makes sense that this is how he would communicate his love for me 😉. #helovesme
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two weeks until ONE. 😭 she’s my dream girl and her birthday has me feeling EVERYTHING. It is absolutely cliche and absolutely true that this has been the fastest year of my life! Truthfully, I find myself a little sad because I don’t feel like I got to soak it all up enough! I love the stage she is in now with her sweetness and her humor, but what I would give for another day of newborn snuggles! She’s too content for her own good and it makes me wonder, did she get enough attention? Did we read enough together? Get enough one on one time? Laugh enough? Motherhood, the endless cycle of mom guilt and self doubt! Yes, I could have done so much different and been better at times, but at the end of the day I have to trust and remember God chose Elliott for me and me for Elliott. We are right where we are supposed to be and learning everyday. This year was magical, but I know somehow, even better days are to come! ✨ In the meantime, you can find me being super nostalgic and giving thanks for ALL the grace I’ve received over the last year in the transition to “two”! ☺️🙌🏼💖
The ocean lives in her soul! It’s amazing to see her strong connection with the sea.. her little heart just explodes when her little toes touch the sand.. she just runs toward the water and squeals in delight when the water rushes over her tiny feet. She’s a true little Island Girl. 🌺
Launching this morning at 8am (QLD time) is this absolutely gorgeous romper from the upcoming @arnhem_clothing HIDDEN PARADISE collection! No joke this collection is out of this world!!!! Ladies you don’t want to miss it, if you haven’t already pop over and have a quick look on their stories of what’s coming.
“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving portion of your life that you will never get back.” I have found my balance after months of being a little lost.
I went from working full time, running my business part time and a mom & wife. Now I am running my business and enjoying my family. #balanceisthekey
I am in love with my career and this time so much. 💛
◑ WOMB KEEPER ◐
The stories within our wombs would have most gasp in disbelief. Most of the stories remain hidden till the end because there has been no permission to give voice to what thunders and rolls within the home of our creative vortex. The scandals, the perpetrators, and even the ecstasies are kept locked away. The womb fast becomes a cage as young women. It’s wild unknown rarely discussed except to lay shame on its monthly shedding or tendency to create life and ruin someone’s best laid plan. The womb story is one of fear before we ever have the chance to know her true power and essence.
How often has your womb been celebrated?
Perhaps only when she’s fulfilled her duty to bear children and society deems her valuable. Or maybe it’s only when she’s had another satisfied customer.
We know she most likely has not been celebrated through abortion, miscarriage, her painful periods, the uncontrollable mood swings and the sweaty insomnia as she moves through her unending cycles. Through her cycles and the ages her womb seems to always retain a layer of disappointment, shame, or grief.
Have you have felt shame, abandonment or fear because of the story of your womb?
Personally I’m done holding her stories in, laying underneath a blanket of silence that allows others to feel comfortable and safe from her ever-changing nature and ALL the crimes made against her. Our wombs are not meant to be docile. Neatly packaged and put on a platter. Conditioned and obedient. She’s not here to be enjoyed only when it pleases and feels manageable.
She is always on the verge of the unknown. She thrives on the unseen made manifest. She dreams of a time when her wisdom is revered. When we sit with her and share the full story we both celebrate and liberate ourselves and others from a caged existence.
Fellow womb keepers, doulas, and birth workers I invite you to a special workshop this Sunday, December 8th that will guide you to stepping into your social media from conscious alignment to embody the lessons the womb has taught you so that they may a vessel of transformation for all. Check my WOMB story highlight for more info or hit the link in my bio to join!
Does anyone else's schedule feel pretty hectic these days? 🙋
I'm loving cozy sweaters to help make the perfect put-together outfits for these busy December days!
I don't know why, but I always end up adding MORE and MORE to our calendar in this season. There are already so many places to be, and events to attend, then I come up with all these brilliant DIY projects and activities for the kids around the house.
But this year, I am praying for the wisdom to slow down and just enjoy the time spent together. I think that is why Christmas always felt so magical as a kid. There was so much time to just anticipate the joy to come, and that made the special days so much more meaningful. So if you're reading this, maybe you needed the reminder to slow down this season and enjoy all the little things with your kiddos. I'm learning that there can be fun and beauty in even the most ordinary things when you enjoy doing them together ❤️
I was looking at old pictures of Florence today... by old I mean ones taken in August. She’s getting so big so fast. Sometimes I see a little toddler in her and my heart can’t keep up. I’ve started the first birthday planning today and omg how is she turning 1 next month?? 😭❤️🐰