Motherhood can be a lonely place. •
It feels excruciatingly hard at times, painfully frustrating and even more like I’m failing every second of every day. •
They are their own people with their own feelings and thoughts toward the world around them. •
Knowing the right balance of discipline and life lesson moments to help them grow is a hard line to walk. Keeping up with their endless energy and showing them how to apply stillness is, well, confusing and difficult. •
They are their own people.
They feel how THEY feel.
They learn differently from one another.
They see everything differently.
They have their own personalities that shine in a vast array of ways.
They are their one people.
And that’s beautiful and hard, all at the same time. •
Motherhood can be a lonely place, but it can also be joyous, fulfilling, exciting, full of pride and love, and indescribably wonderful. •
It doesn’t have to just be one thing... because it isn’t just one way. •
Momma, know that you are doing a great job. You are holding a light into an unknown world for little people who need to see with the clarity you’ve gained over the years. You are helping them learn who they are, what that means, and how to walk in this world with confidence, compassion, knowledge, truth and love. They can’t do this without you. •
Know you are doing a great job, because motherhood can be lonely.... but you truly aren’t alone. •
It's difficult to become the best dad you can be if you're not super clear on exactly what that looks like for you. We all have different values. Are you clear on what's most important to you as a father? It might be different from how your dad was, or what your mates think or even how your partner wants you to be.
My mate @tullyoconnor and I created the "Becoming Father" event because we reckon there's a real lack of places for blokes to consider these kind of questions.
If you want some clarity on who you're becoming as a father, come join us March 14th! Check out the link in the bio...
#becomingfather #fathers#fathering#fatherhood #authenticfatherhood #abetterwaytobloke #healthymasculinity #goodblokesco
Alright. So my family came from France and was here the whole of last week and naive me was thinking it might help me take more time for orders but it « obviously » (as my husband said) didn’t cause we went and visited places and spent time together and went out to restaurants and had a great time and my sister was sleeping in the stockroom so no late night packing etc etc.. But anyway I’m pretty much back at it now so if your order has been longer than planned and you are starting to worry PLEASE message and I will let you know when it was sent and what is the tracking number for it.
Just as a reminder this business is still only me, i have no employees or help. Wether it’s the website, the packing the photos or the dealing with customers and suppliers, it’s just me. So yes I do sometimes fail my delivery deadlines because I am also looking after two homeschooled-so-far toddlers aged 2 and 3 which is pretty insane on the daily, and my husband works something between 14 to 16 hours a day.
Life IS full on and I am not complaining, we love it this way. But I can’t compete with ASOS or Amazon in terms of delivery time. However if anything is in a REAL RUSH please message me cause I can help make it faster.
Thank you all so so much for your support and your messages, please really don’t hesitate to get in touch and re message me if I missed your first message because I do care so much about all of you.
So let me get this straight? We spend a small fortune on fancy dinner sets and fine glassware and antique lamps to make our house look nice. Then we have kids and lock every nice thing we own away in a cupboard for the next 18 years?
Is that about right?! 🤷♂️
I want my children to remember that even when mummy was tired or stressed, sick or overwhelmed, busy or still. I want them to know that everything I did was for them.
I had every intention,everyday to wake up positive, smiling great and grand…
But sometimes all I could be for them was OK.
As parents we are all doing the best that we can with what we have.
With what we know.
And that’s OK.
In fact it’s more then anybody could ever ask of you.
Parenting can be messy, complicated, & exhausting.
There’s sleeplessness, an avalanche of giving, overwhelm & impatience.
Parenting is strength, it’s a greater learning about self & each other.
It is patience & selflessness.
It’s the realisation that they are in fact ‘teaching’ you, it is an encompassing love & a deep heart throb. —
So in those moments of overwhelm and exhaustion. Guilt & profound depletion.
Know that it is ok to just feel OK today.
Take a deep breathe.
Trust that this too shall pass
Know that as the sun rises on tomorrow,it too is a new opportunity to begin again....
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Our special little girl turned 4 this week. She is so sweet and considerate and brings joy to everyone that meets her.
The time has gone too quick and I don’t want to miss these special moments... so about a year ago I started a journaling habit that has helped me be more present with my wife and kids and appreciate them more; each day I write down one thing about each of them that was funny, or special or memorable, or just something I like about them. It only takes 5 mins a day but it has had a profound effect on my families life. You should give it a go parents 🥰🥰 #birthday#birthdaygirl#kidsparty#unicorns#blessed#journalling#mindful#gratitude#fatherhood
I loved you before I met you. I love you even more now that you are here and growing beautifully. Your daily development amazes me. When you cry because you can't get your way..it makes me smile. Your cute little face. I wonder what you think about at 15 months. Do you have dreams and what are they? Are you excited about waking up to play with your toys? How do you feel when you see our faces? I wonder if you feel the same way we feel about you. When we teach you math and read to you daily, do you remember any of it? Does it makes sense? I have so many questions. Once you start talking, we will chat. For now, continue to live your life of no responsibilities. Lol.
HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!! To my lovely daughter, Makenzie. My first born. Thank you for all of the joy. ❤
Throughout the years, whenever things were tough, I was always driven on by The dream of seeing you for the beautiful and accomplished woman you would become one day. Now, that day has arrived, and I couldn't be happier or more proud.
These photos are a look back as I celebrate what you've brought to my life. And though you've outgrown my lap, you will never outgrow my heart. ~Daddy
Our body is our home, our body is for us to take care of it, stay healthy, being in shape and having a sense of whole wellness. This is the only body we will have, it’s up to us to take care of it, all things are connected, mental wellness, physical wellness, emotional wellness and it is connected to our day to day. Always take care of yourself, no one else will do this for you, it is only up to each of us to take action and just do it! #wellnessjourney#workout#stayfocused
We took this photo 1 year ago! 💙 Tomorrow the quints will be 23 months old! 🎉 We marvel everyday that these children were born together. More, what a miracle it is that they all are so heathy and full of life! ❤️🙏🏻 #miraculous#blessed#timeflies#growingtoofast