This is the story of my life, I met up with some mum friends this morning and was busy telling them how my son was having awful tantrums and my daughter wasn't a climber and definitely wouldn't get out of a highchair. . Of course my son was mostly an absolute angel and not a tantrum in sight (which I was admittedly very grateful for), and my daughter climbed out of the highchair and then stood on it just to show off 😂 . #mumlife #lifeasamum #mumoftwo #mamalife #momlife #kidsbelike #childrenbelike #contrarykids #mumtruths #mamatruths #momtruths #toddlersofinstagram #kamikazebaby #secondchild #lifewithkidsisneverdull #mumfriends #mummeets #tiredmumsclub
Being a mum in business definitely has it's ups and downs, on one hand it's amazing because I get to spend more time with the amazing little people that I created. On the other hand, it sometimes sucks because I get to deal with all the tantrums, toilet incidents and teething grumpiness, whilst trying to talk to very important business type people on the phone who do not have a toddler yelling 'mummy I want to talk to the man on the phone' at them. . So when I looked at day 5 of the @mumsinbusinessassociation Instagram challenge and saw that the prompt was 'goal getter', I thought about how some days my goal is simply to make it to bedtime without any major incidents and other days I'm super energised and feel like the sky is my limit. . I thought about my goals, and whilst my main goal was to rediscover my creative side and make enough money in the process that I could avoid returning to a 9-5 office job, my specific goals have grown to be a little more holistic as well. I want to make a difference, however small. . I want to build up breastfeeding mums, make them feel good about themselves and celebrate their milestones with them. I want to help normalise breastfeeding and show any mums who are struggling that there is support out there so that they can achieve their goals. . I want to reduce my personal single use plastic consumption and help others to realise that by making small changes, everyone can make a difference. I commit to my goal of never using plastic packaging for my products. . Also I'd like to hit 1k followers by October, before the run up to my very first Christmas season! . #mibasigc #settinggoals #smallbusinessgoals #worklifegoals #ecofriendly #reducesingleuse #noplasticpackaging #normalisebreastfeeding #supportbreastfeeding #celebratebreastfeeding #celebrateyourjourney #lifeisthejourney #mumsinbusiness #mumboss #mumbosslife #mumlifememe #lifeasamum #parentingsurvival #lifewithkidsisneverdull #workingfromhome #mumsbelike
Please let me know I’m not the only one? See that empty 🍸 glass? My husband didn’t drink it, rather he had the pleasure of wearing it. Our first dinner out with our freshly turned 1 year old was a complete shit show. My brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and soon to be 3 year old niece joined us. Summary: Silverware flung off the table, drink spilled, baby’s crying, chair knocked over, growling, and I had a mini meltdown ...we were embarrassed. BUT we managed to just laugh in the end. There is nothing you can do but laugh. We (especially me) are practicing to be more go with the flow and not set expectations of how something will go. We couldn’t have been more thankful to have shared this moment with who we did ❤️ It’s important to remember it’s ok to feel embarrassed and realize everyone isn’t always watching you. There is never a golden period or perfect storm of favorable factors, children will be children. If you want to go out to dinner try it! Worst case take your delicious meal in a box like we did 😂. #parentinglife #lifewithkidsisneverdull
Motherhood is one crazy journey! No one ever tells you what to expect or the crazy amount of love it would ever be possible to feel for other human beings. I am the very proud Mama of 2 wonderful children, yes they drive me crazy, push me to my limits while testing their own but they are my heart and soul 💖 I can’t imagine what my life would be like if they hadn’t chosen me to be a part of theirs! . . . . . Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mama’s out there! . . . . #motherhoodjourney #motherhoodiscrazy #mumof2 #lifewithkidsisneverdull #reallifemommoments #familyideals #patchworkfamily #notperfectbutmine #everydaymoments
I have always been obsessed with my kids feet... but man- the no socks, stinky feet for days has hit us 😂😂⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Also he totally thinks this is hilarious! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ What do I do, besides wash them and socks? HELP! ⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ •⠀⠀ #lifewithkidsrules #boymomprobs #stinkykids #boymomhack #boymomtip #boymomsrule #boymomsunite #momlifebelike💁 #crazymomlife #momproblems101 #boymomprobs💙 #lifewithkidsisneverdull #raisinglittles #raisingkidsishard #boymomsunite #targetmomlife #theelitesuite #elitesuite #empowersocial #alwaysalittlelippy #SeneGenceDistributor #suite2cents
Honestly the hardest part for me being a mum, is when my baby’s are unwell. Before I had kids I hated the site of vomit, hated being near sick people even if it was days after they were sick! Now a thought doesn’t even cross my mind and I clean up like a champ whilst making sure my baby’s are okay and tending to there every need. Never mind I’m drained and tired from doing this Mum gig Day in and day out, I’ll stay up all night if I have to just to make sure there good. And continue to do the Mum duty’s after it’s passed as if nothing even happened. So 10:30pm bath/shower it is. Even ran out of hot water he was in there so long. . #mumlife#mumduty#parenthoodreality#lifewithkidsisneverdull
When you want something bad enough you fight for it. You fight hard for it. . . But what happens if you're unsure of what you want? You try different things, different interests but something just isn't going the way you want... or how you thought. . . We are told we have our entire lives to figure out what we want to do and how we do it... but then I think that I dont want to figure it out when I'm 70 or 80... I want to know now to at least have the ground building under me and let it grow for my entire life and evolve into something amazing to pass on to my children. . . I want to build something that is TRULY mine and for my family... something that I can be proud of and show my children a loving and passionate life and to really let yourself WANT and HAVE want you dream about and reach goals. . . I have found a way and I know you can too. Others have and I believe we all can ❤ I struggle with post partum anxiety and it sometimes hold me back but I've been focused on working on that and have been figuring out my dream. What do you struggle with that might be holding you back?
Today I am grateful for the NHS and the speed of the free service we received at A&E; the reliability of our local taxi firm who got us there and back in no time; the friends & family who offered support and the lovely doctor who put our minds at rest. Definitely not appendicitis so waiting on a paediatric appointment to find out more. Tomorrow is another day! #thankfulforthenhs #hateseeingthempoorly #lifewithkidsisneverdull #gratefulforsupportivefriends #myfamilyismywhy #wemadeitthroughtheday #devonmum #devonliving #onlinebusinessowner #workingfromthehospital @appletaxisexeter @rdehospitals
Couldn’t not post this... the kids wanted to do a funny face photo... this is it 🤪😜... it looks like I’m trying to make them eat spinach! #lifewithkids #lifewithkidsisneverdull #mamalife #funnyfacephoto . . . . . . #gelatotime🍦 #magicofchildhood #magicchildhood #motherhoodunplugged #scheveningen #scheveningenbeach #scheveningenstrand #scheveningenboulevard #momlife #mumlife #mamaofthree #momofthree #mumofthree #mycrazykids #mymunchkins #siblings #siblingsbelike #siblinggoals #letthembekids #letthembelittle #kidlife #toddlerlife #kidlifestyle #toddlerlifestyle #sunnydaylife #happyhappyhappyhappy
Today life is crazy and being run by tiny humans. . The are crazy, all over the place and HAPPY! My 2 littles are having a ton of fun together. . And while I don't love their methods all the time (we talk a lot about what is appropriate to play with) they are making memories together. . Try to find joy in the crazy. Are least that's my plan because it's laugh or cry. Am I right?
I often wonder if I will let my future grandkids get away with some of the things I see my parents allowing my kids to do. 🤔 on the flip side, I myself eventually turned out ok so I guess they know best. 😉 - #momallinone #whorunstheworld #grandparentsdo #lovemyparents❤️ #iamthankfulforthem #nocomplaintsjustobservations #supportiveparents #kidslovetheirgrandparents #enjoylifefully #lifewithkidsisneverdull #parentingmemes #parentinglifemoments #motherhoodjourney #momlife💕 #dailymotherhood #momgoals #thismotherhood #modernmom #teammotherly #mommasheart #joyfulmamas #momentsinmotherhood #watchthemgrow #momlifeisthebestlife #inspiremothers
Today we learned about the sense of touch. I love My Father’s World Kindergarten! This was one of the activities we did for “U is for Us” week. Check out stories to see our busy homeschool day. ❤️ . . #mfwkindergarten #homeschoolkindergarten #kindergartenhomeschool #homeschool #dayinthelifeof #homeschoolmomlife #homeschoolmoms #homeschoolmom #homesteaderlife #lifeonthefarm #lifewithkidsisneverdull #rurallife #countrylifestyle #mfwcurriculum
Haven’t been posting much lately-Holidays, you know...🤔😆🤪 Sonia ❤️ her bear! This is the second doll I’ve ever made for her. They even share the same pillow 😍 The doll on the right is my latest greatest creation. (More coming soon ☺️) Until then I’ll be torturing you with my “real-life” photography 🤪 The problem is that the bear has been so loved already that it’s got stained. #lifewithkidsisneverdull These dolls hear a lot of good Word and tons of worship while they’re coming to life.😊 After they are done being created, they will keep making impact as part of the proceeds (20%) will be donated to help fight sex trafficking of children. You might have seen in my earlier posts that I am a big fan of @ourrescue. Very impressed with @timballard89 and the risk they take on daily basis to bring these kids out of bondage, pain, shame into the light and freedom. #woollio #kidsdecor #clothbear #clothdoll #dollmaker #kidsroom #fabricdoll #sewing #makeanimpact #savethechildren #sextrafficking #endhumantrafficking
Why I do what I do!! 🥰 Being able to drop everything and be there when my kids need me...KB forgot her glasses 🤓when we ran out the door to get to school today! OOPS! Her teacher called and asked me if I could possibly bring them...of course I could! 🤩👍🤟
My 4 year old's idea of a pancake 🥞! 😂😂 He'll eat about half of it...at least he won't be hungry during preschool! Thank goodness he likes the whole grain, high protein pancakes... 👍👍
Wake up Pray/Journal, Workout Zoey wakes up(sometimes at 4am with me)demands breakfast but every option I give her gets a "no"🤣🤣 Whines about not getting YouTube time Get us both ready and lunches packed Say go brush your teeth, find you other shoe bc one is ALWAYS missing🤷♀️, and put on your jacket 1 million times Get her to school give hugs and then off to work Anyone else's morning seem like a whirlwind?! Yall I used to be SO overwhelmed and scatter brained in the morning. I would wake up when Zoey did and do nothing but RUSH!! And then get to work feeling exhausted before the day even started. Wanna know how I keep my ish together when life is CRAZY? I take ONE HOUR before Zoey gets up to work on ME. To fill my cup up and organize my thoughts/ intentions for the day. I go to bed an hour earlier and then wake up an hour earlier. So I am able to have peace and grace throughout my day.🙏🙏🙏🙏 It takes some discipline but trust me mommas.....it makes the mornings a little less chaotic. I PROMISE do this for a week and your life will be changed. Now getting my energy before I sit in a training class for 8 hours ✌🤪 #busymommas #crazymornings #lovemygirly #youtubevideos #lifewithkidsisneverdull #kidsarefunny #singlegirl #singlemoms #singlemomlife #taketimeforyou #metimemovement #peacemakers #protectyourpeace #fillyourcup #pourloveintoothers #loveloveloveher #prayaboutallthings
It’s that time of year and I’ve got to say that this one makes it a lot more fun than it has been for a while. For all the work they come with it’s kind of amazing to get to be reminded of how the world looks through a kid’s eyes again. Sure is something I, and probably most of us, can use.... . . . . #lifewithkids #lifewithkidsisneverdull
It's time for the annual pre-Christmas toy/junk purge... Who else is donating more toys than they can count and trashing an almost equal amount of broken stuff?
If we’re new friends, let me introduce you to the crazies that are my two kids and my husband. I'm gonna start with the big guy, my main man, my love... He and I met maybe 6 weeks after I had gone through a gut-wrenching, heartbreaking breakup. 💔 He was, and is, the calm & cool & collected when I'm all fired up and hot-headed. We're both a bit stubborn. He started as my friend and our love grew. 💖💕He helped me piece together the pieces of my broken heart and his love filled the cracks and helped me heal. He is my other shoe...👫 Let me tell you about our happy accident. 😁 Our beautiful, spunky, creative, artistic, emotional, funny, sweet, talented Katie is all that and so much more! We had decided to wait a year before having kids...save up some $$$ and get our finances "together"...and the universe laughed at us. Maybe 3 months after our wedding, she was growing inside me. 😍💁♀️ Then theres my little sidekick, Johnny, who is apparently "all boy"! He's our rainbow baby! He's rambunctious, energetic, funny, silly, sweet (when he wants something) and is just a cutie which allows him to get away with murder. I mean, look at how adorable they are!! 🤩 How about you? “Got Kids?” (fur babies count, in my book)🤪
This time of year always leads me to reflecting on family traditions. One tradition that means a lot to me is decorating our Christmas tree together, as a family. I love unwrapping the ornaments and reminiscing about where each one came from. I love seeing the looks on my kids' faces as they unwrap and reveal their favorite ornaments. With the lights twinkling, eating Thanksgiving leftovers, drinking seasonal beers (juice for the kids), watching football and lots of laughs, we celebrate each memory and cherish all the memories we have made together. What tradition are you most thankful for? #holidayseason #thankful #familymoments
Always listen to your heart ❤ Hands 👋 up to all you amazing parents 🙋🎉 #parenting #lifewithkids #loveyourself #motherhood #mum #dad #lifewithkidsisneverdull #mama #momlife #mompreneurlife #mompreneurs #inventor #mommysworlddk #familycoach #lifecoach #workshops #coaching #femaleboss #former #sahm #momboss #mommyblogger #blog #preggoes #mommyhood #momoffour #livetssommor #livetmedbørn #familieliv #familie
• Good Night • So the late afternoon didn’t go to plan 🙈 remember when I said I might try & have some tea & cake..well, there wasn’t any vegan cake & then Jesse spilt my whole mug of tea all over the table, himself & me...we can safely say that today was not our day 🙈 #lifewithkidsisneverdull also just found this photo on my @planoly totally forgot I had it & thought it was too cute not to share!
Hi there. For those of you who are new I'm Kim and this is my hubby Tim. Yes, Tim and Kim. Haven't heard that one before 🙄😂 This picture was taken a little over 4 years ago. We didn't have any kids yet but I was pregnant with our first, Desmond. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into 😏 We also had no idea how much he would change us for the good. Desmond was the kick start to all our life changes since! #becausecommunity #celebrate_motherhood #risingtidecommunity
Best description of life with kids - crazy, always something happening 😜 🤪🤷🏻♀️ #lifewithkids #kids #19monthsapart #siblings #brother #sister #littlebrother #bigsister #crazy #lifewithtwokids #jump #jumping #lifewithkidsisneverdull #alwayssomethinghappening #playingtogether #playtime #together #wildandfree
Español 👇🏼 I asked my 3 years old to take a picture of me thinking that probably she will take pictures of the wall or the floor anything except me but it turned out beautiful to my eyes 😍such a beautiful surprise!🌈💃🏼 Do you have kids? How old are they? #lifewithkidsisneverdull #dontunderstimate #toddlerlife #mommylife #llovemydaughter #littlegirlbigpersonality #ilovehats #3yearsold ——————————————- Hace unos días atrás le pedí a mi niña de 3 años que me tomara unas fotos, dentro mío pensé: probablemente le tomará fotos a la pared o al suelo pero para mi sorpresa las fotos quedaron bellas!!😍 Tienes hijos? Cuantos años tienen? #nuncasubestimes #vidademami #vidadeniños #amoamihija
"No, you have to be blind." "Ooh, we need a hammer." "You have to give us time to escape." "We're playing Granny" The things you overhear when your kid is playing with her friends. 🤨 Yes, I looked into it. They agreed to make a hammer instead of using a real one! I'm a little shook 🤣🤣🤣 #momlifeisthebestlife #summerfun2018 #lifewithkidsisneverdull #wtfisthis #dontevenask #girlmomlife
Lucy bought a notepad and pen at a garage sale.. I pulled down my visor to find this cute surprise! We were at Costco the other day and she had made a whole bunch of ‘tickets’ with the notepad, her and Zara were handing them out to random people as we were shopping. Zara gave one to an older woman in a wheelchair and told her it was a ticket for the trampoline park 😂😂 #lifewithkidsisneverdull #sweetness #imaginationplay
So I’ve been on a fitness journey to better myself physically and mentally. It’s been a life changing event for me and I want to extend the opportunity to you all! I’ve been the “I’ll start on Monday”, “I have to go to the gym in order to exercise”, and “I can’t do it, I have kids and no time” person. But with a little help I was able to accomplish it all. So July 16th is about 3 weeks away! Are you ready to be the better you, you know you can be? Are you ready to kickstart this journey you keep telling yourself you're going to do? Wanting/needing the help to get moving and staying motivated? Well the time to say yes is now! LIIFT4 is coming! Devote 30-40 minutes a day, easy to follow meal plan with a TREAT DAY!! It's summer and you know it's hard to stick with a meal plan without caving to your cravings (lol, you like that?). My group is ready to have you aboard!! LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and I'll get you started! #liift4
I got a little teary this morning in my LIVE workout with Chalene Johnson. I had a moment. 😭😍 7 years ago I started a DVD at home program that my mom got me for my birthday cause I just really wanted to feel better. I was 50 pounds overweight. I was struggling with binge eating. I was an overwhelmed momma. 😱😕 I needed to do something to take care of me. I pushed play on that workout program for 90 days. I couldn’t do push ups. Some days I couldn’t finish the workouts. Some days I cried. Some days I felt defeated, but it was the first time I started something and finished it. 😭😍💪🏻 It changed my life. A simple, yet hard decision. Every single day to say yes to me. To say yes to my health. I had little babies and toddlers. My kids cried though my workouts, climbed all over me, made me feel crazy, but I persisted. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 Full circle moment today working out with Chalene. It’s how my journey began. I’ll never be the same from that Day One. God used an at home workout program and a group of ladies led by my dear friend and mentor Elizabeth Demeusy to alter the course of my entire life. ❤️😍 I can’t help but feel teary. To want to be that person for someone else. To forever feel thankful for a Start. Even if your journey has pauses along the way. Start. Pause if you must, but start again and never look back. ❤️ @chalenejohnson #startandneverlookback #mommas #curlystruggles #lifechanging #momselfie #momlifebelike #transformationstory #mommabear #momofthree #threekidslater #lifewithkidsisneverdull
We have waaay to many leftover Mini Eggs from Easter and to be honest, I don’t really like them. But making these cookies with Mav was so fun! He especially liked smashing them into little bits and throwing flour at me lol #bakingday #lifewithkidsisneverdull #leftovercandyfordays #cookiemonster #guesswhatheateforlunch
Secretary for hire! Anyone looking?? Terrible work ethic, easily distracted, takes way too many snack breaks, still requires naps 😂😂👏 . . . #lifewithatoddler #lifewithkidsisneverdull #eyedoctorsoffice #shethoughtsheownedtheplace #shestoocuteforwords #ilovemygirlies #sweetkids💕 #secretaryforhire #officeworkerbyday #toddlertimes #lifeisfunwithkids
Olivia’s finally on the mend from being sick 🙌 I’m getting sick, Gabe is brutal sick; I’ve been working, cleaning and dealing, and JUST when I sit down to relax, Olivia comes up like this 🤦🏻♀️ She was PROUD her big brother did her makeup. Once I showed her his skills, she had a panic attack and I had to break up a battle of “wasting her expensive makeup” Now that we’re settled and she’s in the bath, I managed to get her to smile for a picture since I’m choking on a Hatchibal bath bomb 🙆🏻♀️ #Neveropenabathbombwithyourmouth #Lifewithkidsisneverdull #OnlyOlivia #Nateisbannedfromthevanity #Sticktoboystuff🤷♀️💄🤣
I can always rely on this kid to get crafty with me. We made stick magic wands because it’s #makeamesswithsticks week. The jingling bells and buttons give the wands a magical touch although they are occasionally used as weapons 🙈! #stickwand #lifewithkidsisneverdull 🍂 Pop over and check out the other stick ideas from these fun accounts: @kidsmakemess @hotcoffee_creativekids @littlebuttondiaries @cara_florance @howweplayandlearn @free_range_play @pinkpolkadotsandprek @mystorytimecorner @minimadthings 🍂 #openendedplay #mytinytribe #mumoffive #mytribeoffive #aintnohoodlikemotherhood #playfullittlelearners #taketimetoplay #learnthroughplay #playtolearn #makinglearningfun #winterinaustria #australianmum #funlearningathome #littlelearners #mytribeoffive #motherhoodismymuse #intentionalplay #kidscrafts101 #motherhoodiscolorful #getoutsideandplay #naturecrafts #playchallenge #artwithkids
16 bags cleaned out in under 3 hours!!! Get inspired: with the school year ending, now is the perfect time to set aside your child's outgrown clothes, and stock up on gear for summer. #momlife #organizationgoals #closetcleanout #less #closetorganization #miamihomeorganizer #napervilleorganizer #miamimomboss #napervillemoms #sahm #parentingtips #organizingtips #homeinspo #homeorganization #summertime #lifewithkidsisneverdull #livewithless #lessismore
HOW TO GET NEW INSTA ANGLES.... . . Clean out your junk room whilst renovating, with a toddler and a 3 year old 🤔😫 . . You have to get creative with storing things because they get EVERYTHING out. Swipe 👩👧👧➡️ to see one of my Wildlings 3 seconds after I'd hoovered. #mumlife . Please tell me I'm not alone!!! . . #mumlifeuk #instahacks #lifewithkidsisneverdull #renovatingwithkids #toddlerlifebelike #mumathome #chapelrenovation #renovationproject #industrialkitchen #realhomesofinstagram #realhomes #instareality #mumbloggeruk #kitchenstorageideas #ikeahacks #monsterafanclub #storyofmyhome #myinteriorsquares #myhomethismonth
Insta 👩👦👦 vs Reality 😑🙄😐 . 1st Pic - How we want to look for Instagram. Happy, fun and vibrant! 😃😄😁 . 2nd Pic (Swipe left) - How we were really feeling. Tired, restless and over it. 🤪🤪🤪 . Double tap if you can relate!! . Happy Friday Guys!! . . . #diypt #whatsyourwhy #empowerourgenerationtosavethenextgeneration #instavsreality🙃 #happyfridayeveryone😍
A lesson I've learned this year as a new mom is patience with MYSELF. . . I tried and honestly still try to get back to whatever my "normal" was. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions, and I mean ALL emotions just hit me at at once and it's not anyone's fault OR my fault. My emotions sometimes come out all of a sudden and I have no idea what even happened. I've been working on different methods to help ease into motherhood... well as much as I can anyways. You dont get to prepare very well but at the end of the day, we're not given more than we can handle. 💜 . . Some days it may feel like I have too much, others it feels like I raced through the day like it was a breeze! The days that are tough however, I seek support in friends, family, my hobbies, a book, and yes even my kids because their hug or giggle or smile or kisses are just the thing I need to know I'm doing ok💝 . . Patience is hard. We need the room to be imperfect (even if you're not a mom or dad) we need the room to grow, learn and discover a new sense of self, purpose and experiences. You dont get a chance to prepare for life and then jump into it. WE ARE ALREADY IN IT🙌 from here we just get to roll with the punches, learn from our decisions and seek support where it's offered and expand our current knowledge and skills that we have learned previously. . . Be patient as you grow, ESPECIALLY to yourself. . . What is something you have learned so far this year??
Grading, soccer, birthday party, sleep overs, drop offs, pick ups, washing, cooking, church, trainings, planning and finally bedtime stories with cuddles to end the weekend 😆 Think I’m ready for the week ahead! 🤔. _ #lifewithkidsisneverdull #fotuhousehold #mumliferocks #mumoffive #weekendshenanigans #blessings😇