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MUMMY JUGGLE Yesterday my daughter (aged 5) announced that “you either work or you SIT DOWN. I never see you anymore do I?!” Now rationally I know that my only doing one drop off and two pick-ups this year is starting to hit home for her. Rationally I know that I listen to her daily, cuddle her, hang out. Rationally I know that Year 1 is a big change. But a busy couple of weeks combined with me going out last night (what timing) and a really nasty cold, and and yep - I felt like I’d been sucker punched. It took all my mental willpower (and some lovely words from my sister ❤️ and husband ❤️ and the lovely women at @surreybloggercollective - tagging you in here) to step away from the “you’re a crap mum” narrative. I’m an awesome mum who isn’t nailing it every day but who loves her kids. My kids get dropped off by granny or daddy when it’s not me - lucky gems (both kids and adults!) When we get home from school/work we play on the swings, pick raspberries from the garden. It’s idyllic. Or sometimes they watch paw patrol and I watch that soothing patch of sitting room wall, enjoying the silence after a busy day. I know that I take them on adventures - climbing trees, climbing frames, climbing walls (they bloody love climbing). I know we snuggle on the sofa and sing/yell “DA DA DADADADA AFRO CIRCUS” to Madagascar 3, with a bag of microwaved popcorn. I know we still have baths together where my son laughs at the tummy he grew in. I know that we are all just doing our best, and that kind people and community are everything. If you love your kids and you’re doing your best in my eyes you’re an amazing mum. But anyone else dealing with the mum juggle at the moment?! May your coffee be strong and your cuddles be fierce ❤️ #powerofmum#themumjuggle#doingmybest#tiredmama#thisismotherhood#thetiredmamacollective#letsclicksociety#thingsiwanttoremember#thesweetlifeunscripted#thefamilynarrative#ourwhimsicaldays
Here he is! My little superstar ⭐️ This little man gained himself another MOM 🏆 last weekend, I might be a knackered mum 24/7 but he’s loving life and all of these football nights are worth it to see his face light up in moments like this! . Not so little anymore I know but will always be my little boy, and no idea how but also turns 7 next week!!! 🥳 🎈 Time, please slow down!!! .
The Saga Of A ‘Six’ager . 6 tips to deal with your '6' ager . Do you have a six year old ? Do you face a new hurdle everyday ? Do you wish you had a pocket diary to refer to every time you were in a fix? Well I have something to make you smile. Here's my mini guide to help you deal with your 6 year old. . 1. Your kid is a little adult now. Every decision is a big one for him. Should he pick the red pencil or the blue one? Should he choose the chocolate or strawberry ice cream? He now believes he has lost what he did not pick. Help him deal with his choices. . 2. Introduce 6 new activities a week. Something as simple as sorting the vegetables from the fruits when the groceries come in or setting up the dinner table. Reading one book a week. And so forth. Our focus today should be on play based learning. . 3. Introduce 6 new foods a week. Get the child to try what you make but with something he likes also put out on the plate. So he's still in his comfort zone. Try to make meal times fun. . 4. Dealing with a sibling. Always involve your child in activities related to the younger one. My elder one decides what the younger one will wear each day. She is my right hand man. Always make her feel she's No. 1 on your list. . 5. Temper tantrums can be tackled only in one way. Taking a time out. You cannot argue or reason with a freaked out 'six' ager. Don't ever use negative affirmations. 'You are not quick, hurry up' 'You never do anything right' 'Don't do this' 'Don't say that'. Reframe. . 6. Most importantly keep away from body shaming. Praise a child for her abilities not what she's wearing. Do not discuss diets or weight issues before them. Make the kids exercise for fun not to lose weight. Your child should be brought up with the thought that it's ok not to be 'fair' body wise but you got to be 'fair' in probably a game of chess. . Hope this helps you to make a refreshed start with your six year olds. . Many more to follow in the series of - The saga of a
I would be lying if I said my main reason for sharing this pic wasn’t because 3 black and white photos in a row will look neater than 2 on my grid, but I love the photo too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next year I definitely want to get some more family photos taken with all of us, I really struggle to take photos of the 5 of us, I even struggle to get decent photos of just the 3 children. As soon as I turn the camera on them they go wild 😂
@thebriebella!! You’re as sweet as you are BA + beautiful! Talk about a mama out there crushing it... honored to have spent this morning with you chatting about fall finds on @arizonadailymix. Thank you for taking the time to share your new workout collection from @mybirdiebee!! Obsessed!! (And you’re definitely Zaza’s new crush 💗) . We also highlighted NEW stuff you’ll want to get your hands on this fall... 🍂 👉 thankful + blessed mom and kid twinning tees from #mamabdesigns 👉 @kutfromthekloth jeans 👉 @bollandbranch chunky pumpkin throw blanket 👉 @bundleofdreamskids Celsius crib mattress that stays cool for a better, safer sleep 👉 @razorworldwide E Prime Electric Scooter for adults... goes 15 mph for 35+ minutes on a charge 👉 @sumsumdesk modern, compact desk for kids 👉 @plusplususa building toys... my kids love them (awesome for holiday gifting) . Btw, catch Brie + @thenikkibella this February on @totalbellas... they’re filming now!
Soaking up the last days of summer with my ❤️❤️ loved watching my boys play with their friends and felt grateful for this new season of #motherhood in which mama can sit down for a few minutes and/or have a conversation with another adult. This was not the case last summer and I remember feeling frustrated (and tired) but also telling myself this was temporary and would pass 💫 because all seasons of motherhood are fleeting (though relentlessly exhausting + beautiful) 📷: @body_by_banner #yougotthismama#motherhoodunplugged#honestmotherhood