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Did you know that vitamin D is one of the main nutrients our bodies needs to stay healthy? It contributes to the absorption of calcium which we all need to keep our bones strong and healthy. As much as we need vitamin D our children need it too! That's why @oilesenvitd3 has been added not only to mine but the girl’s daily routine too. Our day doesn't begin until Amelie’s had her yummy @oilesenvitd3 orange spray which she spritzes straight into her mouth, Morgan has had a couple of drops in her morning milk and I have my capsule with my cuppa, then we're ready to take on the day! ☀️🙌🏻🦷 💪🏻☀️
When you have an older sister so end up inheriting a lot pink toys...
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That time we visited knitwear designer and mother @alexgorebrowne at her magnificent home, Tidmington House, in Wiltshire – a busy hub of children and animals. If you missed the story, here’s a snapshot:
On her love of knitwear:
"My grandmother taught me to knit when I was four years old. We made a grey wool handbag together in the drawing room of my grandparents’ house in Chelsea. I didn’t hand-knit much as a child, but I was always making things and that’s definitely what led me into constructed textiles as opposed to more flat, printed fabrics."
On her earliest memories of motherhood:
"My very first memory of motherhood was when Tilly, just born, was placed in my arms. I’ll never forget the feeling of warmth coming from her little body and the overwhelming feeling of love. I could never understand why no one had quite explained just how special it would be, but I suppose you just can’t put it into words.”
On being an entrepreneur:
"Every time things go wrong, you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back out there. Everyone has failure at some point in their business. It’s how you handle it that matters."
See more on the site under PROFILES/LONDON 📸 @theyoungonesportraits
Had her first day at nursery without the safety blanket of her sister today... legged it off to the messy tray before I even had chance to say goodbye and give her a kiss 😏 #strongindependentwoman
Need some help getting the kids back to bed early for the school day? Try these back-to-school bedtime tips from Sandi Glandt:
1. Say goodbye to screen time: Limit all screen time at least one hour before bed (TV, iPad, iPhone, etc). Exposing our kids to the artificial blue lights from screens can delay the time it takes to fall asleep and stay asleep.
2. Create a relaxing wind down routine: Taking a bath, reading books and dimming the lights are all great examples. .
3. Create a wake up plan together: Have a checklist of what you’d like your child to do when they get up in the morning. .
4. Change your own bedtime: Getting in bed earlier so you can wake up earlier will not just be a game changer for you, but it will benefit everyone in the home. Mom can get up before the kids get up and get some “me time” in before the demands of the day (and family) start.
5. Set so you don’t forget: Set out your child’s clothes and prepare their bags the night before school starts.
ESSENTIAL REWARDS 😻
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If you're a budgeter, ER is a great way to be able to plan exactly how much you need and want to spend on dish soaps, hand soap, shampoos, bar soap, skin care, oils etc.
I'm all about REPLACING what you are already buying from Amazon or at the store from the personal care aisles and instead buying "local" and supporting your friend who brought you into young living while at the same time getting amazingly safe and pure products into your home!!!! Win win!!!
What we have done is REPLACED things that we buy at the grocery store with Young Living products!! Basically just moving money from one spot to the other and not adding extra expenses.
You can add anything and everything that YL has to offer through your ER order.
So my grocery shopping experience is literally THAT much easier and quicker now because there are ENTIRE sections eliminated from my list. Everything that I used to buy in the cleaning aisle, the bathroom aisle, the hair product aisle, the vitamin aisle….all of it I have now switched over to buy from Young Living.
A few things we buy from YL instead of Target:
+Thieves Laundry Detergent
+Thieves Dish Soap
+Thieves Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
+Thieves Toothpaste & Mouthwash
+Body Soap and Bar Soap
+Face Wash & Moisturizer
+Kids Soap and Shampoo
+Tender Tush Diaper Cream
+Thieves Hand Soap
+Moisturizer & Face Wash
+Wellness Products of Every Kind (Vitamins, Supplements, Energy Support, Over the Counter, etc.)
+Healthy Food Products (Protein Powder, Wolfberry Crisp Bars, Pasta, Tea)
Und so vieles mehr.
Man muss funktionieren. Man soll arbeiten, da man sonst faul ist. Jedoch 100 Prozent für dein Kind da sein und bloß nicht abgeben, egal wohin. So der Haushalt muss ja auch gemacht sein und gekocht wird auch noch. Wenn das der Mann macht, wird dieser in den Himmel gelobt. Die Frau aber nicht. Wer lobt uns?
Oh ganz vergessen, man muss ja auch noch die attraktive Partnerin bleiben, da die Gesellschaft ja denken könnte, was der Mann von der Alten will. Dass diese ihm aber Leben geschenkt hat, in Form eines Kindes, wird außer Acht gelassen.
Ach und Hobbys sollten wir ja auch pflegen, da wir uns ja mal was Gutes tun muss. So vieles was wir müssen, manches was wir wollen, vieles was wir nicht brauchen.
Und dann kommt er, der Moment und alles steht still. Alles ist egal. Haushalt, Arbeit und sogar du selbst. Denn wenn dein Kind krank ist, zählt nur eins. Nur du und dein Kind.
Das erste Mal, wirklich das erste Mal hatte Junior richtig Fieber. Einen Infekt im Hals. Er war richtig krank. Und er war nicht mehr er selbst. Mir brach es das Herz und ich hätte alles getan ihm den Schmerz nehmen zu können. Er wollte nur kuscheln und schlafen. Es war nichts mehr möglich. Aber wisst ihr was? Es war mir egal. Ich selber wollte auch bei ihm sein. Wollte ihn nicht alleine lassen. Nur er und ich. Und als wir uns einfach darauf eingelassen haben, die Welt still stehen zu lassen, heilte er. Und am nächsten Tag war er wieder er selbst. Noch müde und kränklich, aber er war fieberfrei und gut drauf. Und es war die Nähe. Die Nähe zu mir. Meine Liebe für ihn zu hundert Prozent.
P.S.: mein Picsartkönnen hält sich nicht etwas in Grenzen, aber es ist mit ❤ gemacht. ~
My Penny girl🌻
All my heart has ever known is her being my baby, even though with each day she’s more of a little girl!
I’m over here trying not to be an emotional mess only having a few more weeks of just her. This beauty that I birthed not even two years ago. She was the 6lb baby that we were anxiety waiting for just 15months ago and shortly she’ll seem so old next to her teeny tiny best friend.
Although these changes can be bittersweet - we also know how beautiful it is that God perfectly handpicked this baby boy to be Penny’s sibling!!
We’ve treasured every bit of just us three, but I also know as soon as brother gets here I will not be able to imagine life without him!
Mummy and daddy are taking these two for a few days off... We are still reachable but needed to spend some time together 😊
With the start of the new school year, your child will soon be faced with many new developmental opportunities. When you see your child struggling to complete a new task, how do you respond? 🤔Sometimes it’s so hard to sit back and allow the struggle, or to cheer on from the sidelines. Personally, I have to hold myself back from just taking over because I get impatient. It requires parenting skill and patience to offer the calm scaffolding needed by a child to learn a new skill. 🧘♀️⠀
When you find it difficult to provide this, take a deep breath to calm yourself, offer encouragement to your child, and provide just enough support to help your child complete the task as independently as possible. I notice my own patience grow if I can observe and support with curiosity. Try to notice each time you do this - is your little one able to do a little more each time? 🤸♀️⠀
What a miracle it is to watch this development unfold! 🦋
This is hard. Suffering with bpd for my entire adult life, working to heal many of the self destructive behaviors attached to it and still fucking shit up with my most precious relationships is really messing with my self esteem. Over a decade ago I used to fit almost every symptom on the list and in over a decade I whittled that number down to a couple. I fear abandonment and because of the anxiety it causes I end up screwing up relationships, or relationship, one really. I went from a handful of friends, to many friends. I went from fear of people, to loving people. Unfortunately, BPD is a monster that never just goes away. It will be with me forever, and the worst part is is that I let it dictate my behavior towards one of the most special people in my life. I’m paying the price and I’ll continue to do so until necessary, but the hardest thing I’m working through is self forgiveness. How can I forgive myself if I haven’t been forgiven? Yea, that’s one I’m still trying to figure out.
Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder “I often feel “empty.”
My emotions shift very quickly, and I often experience extreme sadness, anger, and anxiety.
I’m constantly afraid that the people I care about will abandon me or leave me.
I would describe most of my romantic relationships as intense, but unstable.
The way I feel about the people in my life can dramatically change from one moment to the next—and I don’t always understand why.
I often do things that I know are dangerous or unhealthy, such as driving recklessly, having unsafe sex, binge drinking, using drugs, or going on spending sprees.
I’ve attempted to hurt myself, engaged in self-harm behaviors such as cutting, or threatened suicide.
When I’m feeling insecure in a relationship, I tend to lash out or make impulsive gestures to keep the other person close.”
Happy birthday, John Stamos 🎈 Here's hoping he gets lots of cuddles from baby boy Billy today 🤗(Photo: @johnstamos
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Boys night in, finally getting to catch up on bit of @netflix#WuAssassins . Depending on the context, not sure whether to be extremely flattered or very worried that on couple of occasions my lil boy called out "Daddy! Daddy!" to the TV screen whenever the hunk of a specimen @lewistanofficial graced the screen.... 😎 😳 🤔😅 #Wusyourdaddy
Social media can have us all feeling like we could be doing more. For mother’s, it could make you feel like your not as good of a mother as the other mom instagrammer you follow. It could make artists feel like they are not good enough to display their art. It could make men feel insecure about themselves or their family. .
Lets all remind ourselves that we are on our individual journey and we don’t need to be liked by everyone. If you like you, if you do your best today, if you spread that satisfaction.. guaranteed you will find people who will support you. .
Also, taking some time away from your kids and partner Does Not make you a bad mom or wife or partner . In fact it reenergizes you and maintains your sanity, identity and ideas. Do it often. You deserve all the love from you to you also.