My first pie ever baked from scratch. 🥺
I made notes on what I need to work on specially the crust lol overall it tasted really good just maybe a little less nutmeg on the apples next time. We served it with vanilla ice cream and it was 🤤 Can’t wait to practice and bake some more this season. 🍎🥧🍂🍁
Someone recently asked me “what has been the scariest thing that has happened in this pregnancy” I didn’t have a response because at that point nothing has happened that was remotely scary until the other day.
The last day as been a roller coaster thinking something was extremely wrong with either baby or myself after getting a worrying call from the nurse and lucky enough it wasn’t something as bad as what I thought it was.
Even though Jason couldn’t be there with me while I got the news about my health, I’m glad I still had him so we could talk about it all when we were together.
Looking after my health has always been a top priority through out my life but while I’m growing our baby it’s even more important that my health stays as good as it can be!
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How gorgeous are these personalised PJS from @babyluxcollections .
It still blows my minds that gorgeous brands like this , want to work with Little old me. And I am so grateful .
There are a couple of styles to choose from and different colour ways. These will make such a gorgeous Christmas gift, and would be so cute to put in your child’s Christmas Eve basket. .
The pjs also come in this gorgeous satin pj bag to keep everything together neat and tidy.
These pjs are the to size, super soft and perfect to be worn all year round ! I am actually obsessed with them ! .
You can use code brissymum10 for a sneaky discount.
such a fun-filled, busy day with my littlest ❤️❤️ here’s to hoping he sleeps better tonight than he napped 😂
2 6655 minutes ago
Hanging out on Okie St w/ my bffff ... now, ain’t that Love 🤗❤️ (my dmv peeps totally get the caption 🥰)
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Look at the speed-She’s getting dangerous.
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STOP digital abuse, I almost want to scream. ⛔️ Funny how things change... AND scary how quickly they change! Just a couple of years ago I used to talk about DIGITAL LITERACY as it pertains to children — what skills children need to have in order to navigate the digital landscape.
⭕️ In those conversations, I would address things like what children need to know (mostly safety online), how to be critical about what they see and hear. Etc, etc, etc.... Which is still important, when our children are old enough to spend time online. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗️...Lately it feels like Digital Literacy is a topic for PARENTS as pertains to the skills that PARENTS need to have. More and more often now I think about what is it that PARENTS need to know about the digital world of screens, apps, etc. in order to safety navigate it and protect their child...
‼️The ease with which our children can access devices and the amount of digital products designed for children has created an ILLUSION that screen time is healthy for child development. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⭕️ Very limited exposure is OK, and only in balance with access to real world or senses and tactile experience. Otherwise, it is damaging to child development. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🤷🏻♀️ Who here needs to understand this topic better?
🤷🏻♀️Who needs strategies managing technology with children?
🤷🏻♀️ How about strategies of getting on the same page with other family members and friends? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👇🏼 Let me know and 👉🏼 tag someone who you think may be interested, and we will plan a more focused discussion.
Mom an I had some fun with little M yesterday... If you need me I’ll just be over here staring at her perfect little self all day 😍 .
The last photo is #reallife 😂 haha. Her face 90% of the time during the shoot lol.
While everyone is busy breaking out their chunky knits and pumpkin spice, we’re over here in Texas still enjoying our pool days. 😄☀️
2 281 hour ago
If you don't like women breastfeeding, that's your problem. If you don't like seeing it, that's your problem. Keep that negative issshh to yourself, no one cares, literally. Go away.
Both my girls will be raised to know how they were fed in such a natural and ancestral way. Imogen is nursing her baby in this picture. To see her imitate me doing one of the most cherished things I've ever done is something I couldn't put into words so I won't try. I also plan on raising them to LOVE, guys... I mean LOOOOOOVE their mind and bodies. The body, especially a woman's body is just mind blowing. Celebrating who we are and how we look is already part of the everyday around here anyway. I'm so sad it took me so long to be comfortable being me and to love myself. You bet your sweet little butt that this next generation will break the cycle, and it's up to us to make SURE that they do.
🍂Fall Sensory Bin 🍂
Feeling all the Fall objects and learning new vocabulary all in one!
Brielle learned all about pine cones, leaves changing colors, and that candy corn is her new favorite treat- all through this simple sensory bin.
I spy a few of bonnets that’ll be returning to the shop soon...namely that rustic gardens bonnet that I adore!
I’ve got more prints and options for bonnets you guys. I’m super excited! Due to a hold up in shipping, some of my fabric is taking longer than expected to arrive. I planned to do one single fall drop next week. Because of fabric delay my fall release will be pushed back by about a week. I just can’t do multiple drops and need to wait till everything arrives. I am so sorry you guys. Life
But here’s what I’m gonna do. When the fall line drops I’ll keep my shop open for a longer stretch. The first initial drop day you’ll receive a discount code to use as a thank you for your patience. This one woman show means things just are what they are lol
Ready for the wild ride that is having two little boys 🖤 #momcar
Manuel completely surprised me and bought me a car!!! He even took Amias with him to test drive cars while I thought they were somewhere else. I had zero clue what he was up to. When they got home he asked me to help him outside with something, and I of course said no (hello, I’m #36weekspregnant & won’t get up unless I absolutely have to) 😆 After some convincing, I went outside and saw the car with the bow. But I still didn’t think it was mine. Then I finally asked him, “omg did you get a car?!!!” And he just kept telling me over and over again, “YOU have a new car!” Then Amias jumped in the backseat and tried to buckle his seatbelt in and kept saying vroom vroom. We spent some time playing in the car and I drove it around. It was one of the sweetest moments that I’ll never forget. #thelovedgift
Do you remember a particular piece of furniture from your childhood? What would you do if you saw that piece today? Would you be taken back to those days, thinking of the moments with fondness, where the furniture was unknowingly part of the scene?
Now imagine you have a piece witnessing those first moments as a family. What would it mean to you when becoming grandparents and gifting it to your children? What would it mean to them? ✨
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Future best friends 👬
I love watching James with Drew 😍 (some days I have to make sure he doesn’t attack him on accident but overall he’s so curious and always wants to be near him)
Eloise handed me her messy, sticky peach this morning at the farmers market and I had this revelation...
She knew that I would gladly take that peach from her no matter how messy and then clean her up. Because I love her and I’m her mom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t we do the same thing to the Lord? Jesus, here is my frustration, my sadness, my fears, my hopes, my dreams and He so gladly “takes” them.
When we go to Jesus with things in our lives we can confidently know that He will take care of them, and in exchange He will give us what we need and set us on the right path again.
Lately, I know I need to hand over feelings of being overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with two kids and trying my best to be a great mom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Friend, what “peaches” do you need to hand over to Jesus today? Then, listen closely to what He is giving you in exchange❤️
7 213 hours ago
Marisol went to Shady Maple this morning to celebrate Pappy’s birthday and enjoy some yummy breakfast! 🥞 Afterwards, we went to Barnyard Kingdom! We went on a hayride and picked Marisol’s first pumpkin and even had some apple cider slushees! Yummy! We also met a parrot and mommy freaked out when it screeched 😂 . It is a beautiful bird but I’ll be keeping my distance! Lol.
What a fun day! 🥰
Beautiful, full of joy children💗
our kids are always having a blast when their cousins from FL @mommi_goose come to visit. today we are missing them a little extra😌 and wishing for days like these.
Our “little M*P crew” @misha_and_puff
It’s been just over one week since this little love bug was born! We have been over here all in love and recovering and stuff.
As I start this recovery journey, the first thing I want to say is that I’m in no way trying or expecting to “Snap Back.” I just want to do this the healthy way and I sure didn’t “Snap Back” with Sofie. It took me well over a year to lose the weight from my first pregnancy.
Having said that, I learned a TON from my first pregnancy! For this go round I changed my pregnancy nutrition and exercised pretty much up until the day I delivered. One thing that I didn’t do with Sofie that has made a HUGE difference this time is having a postpartum support brace.
I am obsessed with my @mamastrut postpartum support. I actually got a few before I found Mama Strut (girdles, wraps, corsets, I might have been a little obsessed) and when I saw I just new it was gonna be my favorite and it totally is! Not only has it helped pull everything back together but it has given added support for my back which got so sore the first time. I also pulled a muscle in my ribs from pushing, but my brace came with ice packs that were a life savers!!
We aren’t having any more kiddos but I would tell anyone that is, l that they need some kind of extra abdominal support and this one is by far my favorite.
Plus it’s helping me get a head start on my Mission Mom Bod that starts on Monday!!!
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The boys got haircuts, except for Lou, but with that shade he’s throwing you think he just did too 👨🏻🎤✂️
5 523 hours ago
Another weekend, another day spent fixing up the backyard. We're FINALLY done mulching in the back bed with the help of these 2, and it's all going to be done just in time to enjoy it for when the cool Fall weather returns and while everything is still green.
Eventually we'll redo the back patio too since it's a little tight now, and then throw in a pool, and we'll be set!
But really, let's go Fall! We're ready!
3 123 hours ago
It feels like Fall but today the summer returned to say goodbye. Feels like this is going to be the last weekend of summer here in north Germany and we are enjoying it, to the fullest. Wish you all a relaxing weekend!!!
3 463 hours ago
Yesterday I came out from putting Meadow down, and Ember was standing at the sink washing her breakfast dishes. She said over the counter, "I'm doin' dishes mom!" She came up to me awhile later and told me she did the dishes for me to make my heart happy, since I was so busy with Meadow.
She had eaten her pancakes alone because I was with her sister, but instead of being jealous or whiny or taking advantage of being unsupervised, she's thinking about her momma. 💛 #lifelessonsfrommytoddler all the time.
We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in. - @sherylsandberg
I read this quote so long ago and back then, it hit me pretty hard. I believe that because I had a fear of conflict, I held myself back in both ways big and small. In small ways, I was unable to communicate my unease and in big ways, I held back from taking risks. But I have come to discover that by leaning into discomfort I can get to the root of the issue and create more intimacy and understanding as a result. I can create the exact harmony, compassion, connection and environment I wish to nurture by being my authentic self and choosing to use my voice. In many respects, this commands the attention I use to draw inward through the yoga practice but now harness that focus towards social justice and action. I am proud of our youth who stood up for #climatechange yesterday and hope Clover grows up knowing the power of her voice to create change. May we all advocate for a better future where they get to grow up loving and appreciating Mother Nature. 🌏💙
3 735 hours ago
It may seem I’m going on but it really is a case of be heard or go under the radar and going under the radar isn’t an option. ... As if things haven’t been hard enough with Craig being away, I’ve been so hard on myself feeling like i can’t do right for doing wrong. We carry mum guilt just because that’s what being a mother comes with,we carry mum guilt 100 times over when we can see our babies in pain and struggling and there’s nothing we can do to help them. ... When the Paediatrician told me to put more in place for my kids and that I need to put more in place along with the school and I felt even more of a failure, I got so upset, I spearman’s the remainder of the day vomiting, a bad belly, today I’m exhausted and feel so run down with what I can only put down to stress. ... Doing the kids weekly schedule and I’ve sat here thinking that I resent the Paediatrician even more now than I did yesterday. Please tell me how I can do more for my children? Please tell me where in this schedule I can find time to go and get a Drs appointment for myself? I drive 40 miles overall everyday getting Christopher to and from school. That’s 200 miles a day, starting with hoisting all three children in the car for 8am to ensure I can get Christopher to school in time. And that’s just the start of the day from any time from 4am. ... I don’t complain. I get on with it. I struggle in silence. I don’t burden a soul because this is my family and if I need to hit rock bottom for them to use me as a stepping stone then so be it. But I refuse to allow a Dr tell me I need to do more for my kids, attend parenting courses and work shops when I know I give my fucking all. I won’t sit here in silence and I won’t go down without a fight.
2 165 hours ago
Now we’ve got an exact date I’m hoping these second lot of new visuals will help. Made the schools a set each for the boys, even provided them stickers so they didn’t have to!
It’s so easy on here to get lost in the world of comparison.
I feel like this little app can sometimes leave you feeling like what you do have is never enough.
Like you should always have or be wanting more.
And I’m so guilty of these thoughts too.
You get a tiny little snippet into someone’s life and then sometimes wonder why yours doesn’t look like that.
But honestly, it’s never the full story.
It’s just a tiny snippet, a small moment of that day .
Behind every styled shot there’s always the entire mess of the house piled high out of sight or a toddler having a melt down in the corner (can always guarantee that one 😜). Somedays I do my hair, put on makeup, the house is tidy and I feel like I’m killin’ it at this mum thing.
Other days are like this one right here and I’m still in my pj’s at 3pm, the bed is unmade, I’ve rocked a sick bub for two hours and am covered in snot.
Also not featured here is the three piles of washing in the corner 🤣🤦🏼♀️. But in all honesty, if you’re following accounts on here that don’t make you feel good, or that you and your life aren’t enough, give them the unfollow, life’s too short ✌🏻. #honestmotherhood