Happy FRI-YAY! Want to meet some amazing friends and grow together! Here’s how _________~Step by Step~__________ 1️⃣ Follow @Babes_tribe 2️⃣ Follow Admins @Fit_bean0610 & @coast2coast_chaos 3️⃣ Follow everyone @Babes_tribe is following (slowly 5 seconds or more between follows) 4️⃣ Comment “Ready for Friday” ________~ Complete~___________ •You just complete all steps above in order. Then you will be added to following. • Allow 24 hrs for follow back, you must check back throughout 24 hrs to follow new accounts and must be willing to follow all accounts that follow you! (Admins are exempt, no ghost on this train) •Checking back on page makes it so the follow train can be successful without you having to post to your page! • Unfollowing will result in you being blocked from this page • We are seeking accounts that truly want to engage and interact with followers/following #momswhoengage   #mombloggers   #letsgrow   #collab   #babestribe   #mommatribe   #microinfluencers   #nanoinfluencers   #letsbefriends   #supportingmoms   #makingfriends   #growyourtribe   #buildyourtribe   #grow  

I don’t do play dates or mom groups . I mean, my kid can play with yours but don’t expect me to be there and make small talk. I can’t do it. I might be allergic or something 🤷🏻‍♀️ enneagram5 . Where are all of my other introverted moms? We can bond over the internet and swap parenting stories in the form of inappropriate memes 🙋🏻‍♀️ . . #twopeaswellness   #motherhoodintheraw   #momofboys   #momof3   #introvertproblems   #letsstayhome   #supportingmoms   #kidscanplaybythemselves   #peoplingishard  

We spend so much time worrying about how the baby will get here - c-section, natural, waterbirth, epidural - and not nearly enough time worrying about what we will do with it when its gets here.⠀ ⠀ #truthbomb⠀   #realitycheck   #parenty   #perfectish   #toddlerlife   #wildthings   #parenting   #momlife   #momlifebelike   #momproblems   #parentingmemes   #motherhoodunplugged   #fatherhood   #mommemes   #supportingmoms   #momsofinstagram   #mommylife   #mummyrealness   #momboss   #funnymommy   #parenthood_moments   #parentinghumour   #parentinglife   #toddlerproblems   #momprobs   #epidural   #csection   #naturalbirth  

According to one study, this is the percentage of women who stop breastfeeding before they want to. Check out the blog today for how we can reduce this number and why it matters. ❤️ #doulalife   #breastfeedingmama   #birthdoula   #postpartumdoula   #lafayetteindiana   #westlafayetteindiana   #nursingmoms   #breastfeedingproblems   #maternalhealthmatters   #supportingmoms   #breastfeedingeducation   #whitestownindiana   #carmelindiana  

Just a little reminder for you today because sometimes we’re too hard on ourselves. Tag another mama in your life who could use a reminder of how remarkable she is💗

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Post partum visit that didn’t go to plan (in a good way!) Idea was to take mum out as she’s 4 weeks post c section and can’t drive yet. However Baby J was tired so I watched and snuggled with him whilst mum had a snooze. What’s not to love about this job?! If you know of someone that may need some help in the post partum period then let me know! Check me out on Facebook.com/bahbabelle too! #supportingmoms   #supportingdads   #mumssupportingmums   #womenempowerwomen   #momsofinsta   #momsofinstagram   #momlife   #momitforward   #bahrainbaby   #bahrainmums   #bahrainmoms   #momsinbahrain   #doulabahrain  

How were you supported after birth? Did you have your family with you? Was your husband able to stay with you long before going back to work? Did you have a postpartum doula? . Postpartum support is so important. A new mother needs the support of close friends and family to lead a happy and more confident early parenting experience. This can be achieved through consistently checking up on the new mom, phonecalls, visits, offering to cook meals, take care of other children (if present), watch the baby while mom naps or showers... . As birth and postpartum doulas in the UAE, we see that many moms need this after birth support, as often they feel isolated and alone on this journey. We can help. Reach out ❤️ . . . . . . . #doula   #doulas   #dubaidoulas   #postpartum   #postpartumdoulas   #birthdoula   #birthdoula   #postpartumdoula   #postnatal   #postnataldoula   #supportingmoms   #dubaidoula   #doulasdubai   #bellybabymom   #momandbaby   #dubaimom   #dubaimum   #pregnantindubai   #postnatalDubai   #momsofdubai   #realmumsofdubai   #uaemom   #uaemomblogger   #dubai  

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Some days motherhood makes us question our abilities. And some days it reminds us that we have superpowers.💪 Feeling a little buried by it all? Try this mantra on for size. It's equal parts silly, badass, adult ears only, and true to it's core. We're over here giving a little boost to anyone who needs it today. Go get it mama, you can!!💜 | Image @stagiworks |

My husband captured this photo yesterday while I was saying goodbye to my son before heading off to work. I’m really glad he did as I kept looking at it in between seeing patients at work and also because I realized I barely have pictures with my kids. I’ve been back at work for about 4 months now and my son still asks me everyday if he can stay home with me. It breaks my heart a little every morning that we can’t stay home and have the flexibility I used to have while on maternity leave. It breaks my heart a little when I see my little girl growing up so fast and I’m not always around to enjoy it. I explain to my son that mommy has to go help people feel better and it seems like he somewhat understands as he’ll stop asking after I say that. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Every morning when I say goodbye to my kids and head to work the thoughts of whether I’m doing the right thing or not start playing in my head and the guilt settles in and makes itself comfortable. I know my job is important and I love it but I obviously love my children more. It’s such a hard thing for a mother to do, and mothers are constantly having to make these hard decisions. Guilt feels right at home here. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It gets to me every little while that my children are so young and want nothing more than to be with me. Then I remind myself that I’m not alone. I remind myself that I’m not just working for me, I’m working for them. I remind myself that they’re having a great time at daycare and learning so much. I remind myself that my limited time with them is so much more precious and that I do a good job of making the most of it. And I remind myself that my children love me regardless of whether I go to work or not. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I keep reminding myself that it’s ok to feel what I’m feeling- it’s ok that I’m leaning into my natural instincts as a mother of wanting to be with my children more and finding work to be hard because it’s pulling me away from them. And while I’m being honest, I do also like the break I get at work and the different sense of purpose I feel at work but my heart yearns to be with my kids and I think it’s totally natural to feel this pull.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How has your experience been at work?

It’s ok to want alone time. It’s ok to want time being you not their mum, or their partner. It doesn’t mean anything other then you want some time on your own. It’s hard being mum 24/7 that’s all it is. #doulalife   #birthwithoutfear   #birthwithcourage   #supportingmoms   #supportingdads   #doulawork   #mumssupportingmums   #womenempowerwomen   #doulas   #momblog   #momblogger   #motherhoodrising   #parentingblogger   #momsofinsta   #momsofinstagram   #momlife   #momitforward   #storytellingmama   #birthstories   #birthwithoutfear   #postpartum   #doulasupportedbirth   #csectionmom   #mumsinbahrain   #fabbahrain   #bahrainbaby   #bahrainmums   #bahrainmoms   #momsinbahrain   #doulabahrain  

JOY is an inside job. ⠀ ⠀ 5 years ago, with fear in my heart, tears continually filling up my eyes as I said goodbyes along with a pit building in my stomach, I walked away from a career I thought was going to be IT until work didn’t need to happen anymore. ⠀ ⠀ I was comfortable. ⠀ ⠀ I felt at home with my work family and they probably even knew more than my own family did! 🙈 But as life progressed, motherhood settler in, my talent became stagnant, and purpose didn’t exist, I secretly hoped for days where I could call off because of weather or begin sick (Who does that?!?!) 🤭⠀ ⠀ But from a mindset and drive that LOVES to work and feel I’m making a difference, I needed more in my daily life that made me feel that I was making a positive difference for those that needed it... and deserved it. ⠀ ⠀ To now go through life with women that get me for my fit-obsessed mindset and approach to healthier living while NOT making fun of it. I wanted to be earning a living within a career my girls could understand and be proud of for the legacy I was leaving. ⠀ ⠀ Now 5 years officially as my own boss working within the health and fitness industry from home, I can’t imagine thinking if I would have let fear stop me. ⠀ ⠀ How would life look and feel these days? ⠀ ⠀ Moments like this past weekend continue to shed truth that I belong and belong within this incredible community! ⠀ ⠀ 🔥We sweat together. ⠀ 🔥Rise together!⠀ 🔥Cry together.⠀ 🔥Empower one another to be better! ⠀ 🔥Inspire just one life to live better. ⠀ ⠀ This opportunity doesn’t play favorites, and certainly takes dedication, small sacrifice and consistency just like any career. But the JOY that builds within is the the priceless gift that you and I certainly deserve. ⠀ ⠀ How have you found your JOY? .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ ⠀

The presentation of perinatal mood disorders is not the same for everyone. It can present in some as increased sadness, but it doesn’t always look that way.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ Some people find that they are increasingly irritable and angry, some may not want to be bothered by others and rather stay home often. When I meet with women (with PPD) they typically report that everything feels hard to do. Examples: it feels so hard to just get up and get dressed, it feels so hard to get a diaper bag packed, or it feels impossible to get the baby(ies) ready and in the car.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ I share this post to remind you that perinatal mood disorders can present differently. Don’t dismiss how you feel because it doesn’t fit a diagnostic category. If you don’t feel like yourself, ask about it. You don’t have to suffer in your experience.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⚡️Know this: it can get better with the right resources. It is important to REACH out and tell someone! Things to know:⁣ .⁣ ✔️social support is necessary—this can be a group, visit with friend(s), telephone conversation, etc⁣ ✔️Check out postpartum.net or call their helpline at 1-800-944-4773 and get connected with appropriate resources⁣ ✔️therapy with a trained professional is crucial ✔️medication may be necessary and that’s okay⁣ ✔️try and get moving⁣ ✔️sun exposure can be helpful⁣ ✔️proper nutrition is ideal⁣ ✔️avoid excess consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and sugar⁣ ✔️take a break⁣ ✔️talk to non-judgmental friends/family⁣ ✔️please know, It’s okay to ask for help! You are not alone.⁣ ⁣ Repost: @psychedmommy⁣

Did you know Motif makes pregnancy support bands that are covered by insurance? They simply and comfortably fit across your lower back and abdomen, providing support and compression, and gently prompt your body to keep proper posture throughout the day. It’s an easy way to keep healthy habits, reduce pain, and prepare your baby for aligned delivery.

For all sleep deprived parents out there. Love this! Can you relate? I can some days. Thank you @darlingashez 💗

Next up in our monthly Meet-A-Mom lineup is Abbi Hale! Abbi is a local Raleigh mom to two boys and owner of @inspirationalphotography17. Check out our interview with her ontheblog. 🔗 in bio! . #southwakeraleighmoms   #raleighmoms   #rdumoms   #apexnc   #hollysprings   #fuquayvarina   #garnernc   #thelocalmomsnetwork   #givingmomsthegiftoftime   #meetamom   #localmoms   #supportingmoms   #mompreneur   #supportlocal   #raleighnc  

It’s ok to reflect on your life and determine what is using up so much of your energy and not serving you in a positive way and letting it go, dear mama. Friendships which are no longer meaningful can be avoided and boundaries can be put in place. Spaces where you feel unsupported or disempowered can be avoided and new spaces where you feel comfortable and like you can be yourself in them should stay. A job which no longer makes sense with your life as a mother can be replaced with one that does (easier said than done I know, but not impossible). And core beliefs about the way life should be and unrealistic expectations of yourself sometimes need to go. ⁣ ⁣ Protect your mind and energy dear mama. It’s ok to avoid the people and things that cause you pain- you have the power to carve out a life that suits your emotional and physical needs. This isn’t to say that we run at the first sign of discomfort or stress. But I think we all have those elements in our lives where we’ve stuck out with something for so long and it simply isn’t worth the energy and time it consumes and could be replaced with something much better and much more deserving of our time and energy. ⁣ ⁣ You may find that once you’ve cleared out the things that aren’t working, that you’ve made space for the things that actually matter and bring more meaning and positivity to your life. And that is precisely the type of transformation we need in these busy seasons of our life.

This 👆idea of judgment coming from areas where we feel vulnerable to shame is SUCH an important consideration when thinking about our relationships with other mothers. Here, we KNOW that moms need moms. For so many reasons. But we also know that sometimes connecting with other mothers can leave us feeling worse, not better. How many of us have felt shame or questioning of our own decisions in motherhood after a conversation with another parent that felt...judgey? Or after we have discussed differences in parenting with others? How many of us have judged OURSELVES (harshly) after viewing images/hearing stories of another parent who is (seemingly) successful in an area where we feel we are struggling? Mom guilt. Mom shaming. These can be very common experiences in the realm of motherhood. But why? Well, if it's true that we judge people in areas where we are vulnerable to feel shame - and motherhood is chock-full of opportunities to feel shame (constant high stakes decision making, charting new waters, navigating a shift in self, relationship, body, mind, and soul that comes with no rules, handbook, or report card) - then OF COURSE we find that guilt, shame, and judgment come into play as we connect with other mothers. We are judging ourselves, based on this vulnerability to shame. And we are potentially judging others based on the same. And we may also be feeling judgment FROM others as THEY navigate their own vulnerabilities to shame. It's... complicated. But here's what we can do: Be kind when considering that the seemingly judgey interaction with another parent is likely coming from an area where they feel shame Be careful not to react toward another mother based on the parts of ourselves that may be feeling vulnerable to shame Feel empowered to turn the judgmental self-talk back in it's place ('I am judging myself too harshly based on an area of vulnerability I feel, likely based on very normal experiences in motherhood. No matter how much I think I'm not enough, I am') By understanding ourselves, and each other in this way, we can create so much power, safety, and progress, through peacefully uniting in motherhood💜 | Image @hello.flourish |

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As Moms, we sometimes have a tendency to focus on what doesn't get done. . . We allow the unticked boxes, missed lessons and sticky floor to somehow invalidate a full day's work. . . But the reality is, we work hard Allahuma barik. . . Taking care of the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of our loved ones; day after day, time and time again. . . All praise is for Allah who gives us the ability to look after our families. . . And let's ensure we notice our own accomplishments and status too, for the Mother's daily effort truly lays down the foundation for her family's future. . . #homeeducate   #happymuslimhomeschool   #homeschooling   #homeeducation   #homeeducator   #homeeducator   #homeeducator   #homeschooler   #muslimhomeschool   #happymuslimhomeschool   #islamichomeschool   #muslim   #muslimahblogger   #muslimwoman   #reallife   #supportingmoms   #homeschoolsupport  

Sundaymornings are for assembling - a lilyandlavender bouquet and a tlcbox from @carepaxoflove featuring our one of a kind gold bracelet, because Warrior Queens should know how awesomely strong they are . #carepaxoflove   #caringforcarers   #tlcformoms   #boxesoflove   #hampers   #mothersday2019   #floralangels   #givegenerously   #loveformama   #sickkids   #charitablegiving   #etsyjewellery   #supportingmoms   #tlcbox   #tlcformoms   #momsneedlovetoo   #globalinitiative   #careforcarers   #dessertfirst   #donations   #lavendersachets   #rhdeeds  

Unless he has dropped the dummy in poo and is about to put the poo dunked dummy into the infant's mouth, say nothing. Do not say anything about how he does up the nappy. Do not say anything about how he holds her. Do not say anything about what he dresses her in or how he does her hair. Do not say anything about what he makes her for lunch. Because if you want him to do it at all, he has to be able to do it his way.⠀ ⠀ And anyway you both probably have exactly the same qualifications and work experience on your parenting resume.⠀ .⠀ #parenty   #perfectish   #toddlerlife   #wildthings   #parenting   #momlife   #momlifebelike   #momproblems   #parentingmemes   #motherhoodunplugged   #mothersofinstagram   #fathersofinstagram   #instamom   #instadad   #fatherhoodunplugged   #motherhood   #fatherhood   #mommemes   #supportingmoms   #momsofinstagram   #mommylife   #mummyrealness   #momboss   #funnymommy   #parenthood_moments   #parentinghumour   #parentinglife  

Raise your hand if a you’ve received some advice that didn’t make sense to you from another mother whose children are all grown up or you received negative comments on your parenting🙋🏼‍♀️ Sometimes these comments are made from well-meaning individuals who care about us and think that they have a better way of doing things that can make things easier for us because they’ve been through this phase of mothering young children. Even then however, some comments can be plain hurtful and further decrease a mother’s confidence in her own abilities and intuitions. ⁣ ⁣ It doesn’t only come in the form of comments though- it can also be through seeing a mother struggle and not seeing how much help she may need. I truly hope I never get to a point where I forget what it’s like to be where I am now- raising two young children who need so much of me. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve encountered some amazing women who’ve been so empathetic even though some of them were women I didn’t know. Like the woman who helped me in the grocery store when I was out with a three-week-old baby or the time at a bridal shower when an older woman took my baby and rocked her while I ate. I hope I can be like these women when I’m older and help a mama out and avoid saying anything that would hurt her feelings or make her feel that she could be doing better. ⁣ ⁣ I hope I’ll be the type of person then that I needed now. ⁣ ⁣ If you’ve been on the receiving end of nonsensical advice or hurtful comments from another mama in a different phase than you, please remember that she may not understand what you’re going through or has truly forgotten what it was like in her early motherhood years. It’s not excusing the hurt, but it’s to help you realize that you’re probably not doing anything wrong and that letting it go through one ear and out the other may be a good idea. ⁣ ⁣ Have you encountered this before?

Two beautiful girls! . . . They might look alike but actually they couldn’t be more different! One breastfed, one formula fed. One verbal, one analytical. One 90th percentile, one 10th. One starting school, they other staying home. . Who cares? They don’t. Each way is the “right way” 🕺💃🏼 #supportingmoms   #supportingkids  

Have you ever met someone with some of the same passions as you and you just can't wait to dive into the next ("supporting new Mamas", in our case) conversation with them? Thanks to @thewellcollab bringing @ellamentalmama and I together, we've had so many awesome chats that have sparked some great ideas and started a new friendship. 😊 Gotta love seeing what's possible when supportive communities of women are available! 😊 📷 from @celebrating.simple.life 's BEAUTIFUL launch party, also at @thewellcollab 💗 😊 #newfriends   #supportingmoms   #supportingnewfamilies   #supportingwomen   #supportsystem   #community   #supportlocalyxe   #mamapreneurs   #samepassions   #thewellcollab   #crocusdoula   #ellamentalmama   #launchparty   #bringingwomentogether  

Nuff said 🤟🏻. Janet do you even drink coffee? Oh you don’t need any because you are healthy and surviving on endorphins and kombucha? That’s so wonderful to hear, here’s your reward cookie, no it’s not made of hemp and kale.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #momcrew   #honestlymothering   #mamabear   #toddlerlife   #supportingmoms   #mamahood   #mommyandme   #allthecoffee   #momhumor   #momblogger   #bloggerfashion  

People often ask me, how do you grow a business and be successful?⁣ ‍⁣ My answer is coffee☕️. Yes coffee! But a whole lot more faith. ✝️ Faith is the belief in what was, what is, and what is yet to come. It is less about wishing and hoping and more about knowing. Knowing that your hard work and dedication is moving yourself forward regardless of your situation.⁣ ‍⁣ We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when things are difficult. It’s okay to let go, believe your process, and keep the faith. ✨⁣ ‍⁣ Have a great day!💖⁣ ‍⁣ ⁣ ‍⁣ ⁣ ‍⁣ ⁣ ‍⁣ #success   #successfulmom   #momlife   #chasingdreams   #busymom   #busymama   #mamablog   #momblogger   #goaldigger   #productive   #supportingmoms   #motherhustler   #workingmom   #joyfulmama   #wahm   #sahm   #momboss   #bossbabe   #bossmom   #empoweringwomen   #singlemom   #newmom   #momtalk   #thisismotherhood   #hardworkingmom   #stayfocused   #motivation   #inspiration   #mompowerment   #empoweringmoms  

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! We are currently at just over 20,000 diapers! Stop by tomorrow to join in the family fun and bring a pack/case of diapers! 25,000 is our goal! 👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻 Almost there! Join us at @titletown from 10-2pm and bring any diapering goods to support local families at @houseofhopegb 💚💙

Postpartum depression in the workplace: what can managers do to support new parents?⠀ ⠀ “Sometimes the women who look the best right away, the ones who come off as good and strong, are going to extraordinary lengths to show the world how in control and strong they are — these women are actually doing the worst.”⠀ ⠀ “There are three types of support that people with PPD often need: social, therapeutic, and medical. Employers can be a key factor in the first two. Here’s how:⠀ ⠀ Identify. As a manager, commit to keeping your eyes wide open. Note over- or under-productivity as well as a changed or flat personality or loss of enthusiasm. This is not the same as adjustment issues, which are to be expected and also acknowledged.⠀ ⠀ Offer peer and professional support. Create a healthy menu of ways to access support without requiring an employee to ask or identify their need. Have ready tools to connect parents with each other. Have outside vendors and other resources listed and easy to access. Not only offer but require nonnegotiable self-care such as post-natal yoga. Consider a required part-time return plan or a mandated telecommute for a period of time.⠀ ⠀ Be knowledgeable and prepared. Make a strong commitment to identifying and supporting instances of PPD in your employees. It is a highly worthwhile investment for holding onto those you value through authentic support.”⠀ ⠀ Read more here: https://buff.ly/2ONzJDa⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #womenintheworkplace   #supportingmoms   #supportingworkingmoms   #momfriendlyworkplace   #familyfriendlyworkplace   #bestjobever   #bestbossever   #mentalhealthawareness   #postpartummentalhealth   #goingbacktowork   #bossbabe   #familyleave   #managerlife   #bosslife   #takebackpostpartum   #workingmama   #pmads   #perinatalmentalhealth   #wellmama   #wellmamaishere   #lifeafterbaby   #howtobeagoodboss   #womenownedbusiness   #oregonbusiness   #eugenebusiness   #eugeneoregon  

Community. . As a new mom, I am finding it is SO IMPORTANT to find a sense of community. We are not meant to do this alone! . I know I am new to this whole motherhood thing, but I have learned when they were saying it takes a village to raise children, they weren't lying. . We need more moms supporting moms, women supporting women. Less judgment and comparison and more SUPPORT. . I know too how hard it can feel to be able to find support and community raising a baby. . Because of this, I am in the middle of creating a virtual community for moms- filled with support, self care, and community for the women who make this world go round. . Stay tuned for more info, or if this resonates feel free to reach out 💕💕💕

It’s been a while since I’ve done a little intro, allow me to reintroduce myself. 🙋🏼‍♀️ Hi, I’m Sam! I’m the mama behind More for Mama. I created this site with one goal in mind - to help moms take care of their needs and nurture their own wellbeing, not just their family’s. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 I focus heavily on self care, but there’s so much more to it than bubble baths and face masks. Self care is all about taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, and we need self care more than ever after we become moms. ❤️ I’d love to hear how you prioritize your own needs and practice self care in your own life. Tell me all about it in the comments 👇🏻 and if you’re interested in learning more, stop by the site. Link in bio. 👩🏼‍💻

👋🏽 Hi Kingston! Guess what, we’re here! If you haven’t already met Karen, you need to! She’s our Kingston Program Director and she’s looking for Nanny Angel Volunteers in Your community. If you’re looking for a rewarding volunteer experience and you love working with children, contact us! Visit our website or call our office for more information: 416-730-0025. #nannyangels   #NAN   #supportingmoms   #cancercare   #cancer   #toronto   #kingston  

I‘ve heard people saying “one is like none, two is like ten” for as long as I can remember. After being a two-boy-mom for five weeks (which obviously makes me an expert), however, I can finally say that I find this statement to be lacking an important and surprisingly positive factor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While two children obviously comes with more responsibilities, more stuff, more noise and more needs, I found that the perceived difference from life without a baby to life with a baby, came with a MUCH bigger adjustment and steeper learning curve. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nowadays, however, a few hours alone with my newborn (instead of with both precious monsters), feels like the greatest freedom and luxury vacation on earth! 🍹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Therefore I’d like to change the “one is like none, two is like ten” statement to: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “one is like ten, two is like eleven - and after two, one is like none!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍼🍼🍼

In a week filled with big events, my podcast episode with @bree.palmer and @amazinghumanspodcast went live! Check out Bree's podcast as we chat about the fact that I might be insane and everything I have on the go! Plus, I make a special shout out to @kickinitthick . . . #podcastlife   #newpodcast   #podcastguest   #amazinghumans   #spreadingkindnessonline   #thinkingthicker   #millennialmom   #bossmom   #millennialbossmom   #bossmomottawa   #momsaresuperheros   #workingmom   #momentrepreneur   #workinglikeamother   #momblogger   #ottawamom   #ottawabloggers   #staycurious   #ottawamb   #babessupportbabes   #womensupportingwomen   #supportingmoms   #workwife   #bossbabes   #beamazing   #everyonehasastory   #whatsyourstory  

It’s totally normal to have a day where you feel all the above mama.⁣ ⁣ I love the newborn stage but I definitely find many aspects of it to be challenging. I sometimes find myself wishing time would speed up a bit to the point where my kids can go to the washroom by themselves or entertain themselves or put themselves to sleep. Then I’ll have a moment where I look at them and see their pure innocence and sweet baby-ness and I want time to stop because this stage is just too wonderful and they’re just so adorable!⁣ ⁣ I see the child who was just a newborn yesterday it seems, running around and trying to say new words and I want time to slow down. Then I’ll have a sleepless night because both kids kept me up and I want time to move forward to when they’re teens and they sleep so much that I have to be the one to wake them up. ⁣ ⁣ Then there are days when I look back at their pictures and videos from when they were younger and my heart longs to hold that baby in my arms where they fit so perfectly. ⁣ ⁣ Motherhood is fascinating. It encompasses so many emotions, so many thoughts, so many wishes, so much exhaustion, and so much joy. ⁣ ⁣ It’s ok to have days where you can’t wait until bedtime rolls around...only to miss them minutes after they’ve drifted off to sleep. ⁣

We tackle five questions almost every new mom wants answers to on our The Peachymama Motherhood Blog. Link in bio!

We posted a poll in stories yesterday to help us vote on the name of our new beanie listing Sunday bc we for the life of us couldn’t decide! Ever look at something & you literally can’t decide what color it is? Just us?? Meet our classic beanie in “oatmeal”- the perfect neutral that could be described as “pale blonde”, “sand,” “beige,” or “ivory.” But we’re going with oatmeal😂 Thank you all for your input and happy Thursday Mama’s!💕 #solidaritymamacita   #momstyle   #momlife   #dirtyhairdontcare   #shopsmall   #smallbusiness   #supportingmoms   #empowerment   #madeinseattle   #seattle   #madeinwashington   #ootd  

With summer here and our schedules filled to the max with activities for the kids, special occasions, birthday parties and other responsibilities, it’s time for a blog about SELF-CARE ✨ . . . As a parent, finding time for self-care can be very difficult. Our schedules are full and for some reason, we feel that self-care is not a priority and can get pushed and pushed and pushed, each time a day ends. Tonight’s blog is all about self-care, why it’s important and some tips and tricks on how to incorporate it in your life while juggling being a parent ✨ Be sure to check it out at 9pm tonight! . . . #mamablog   #selfcare   #selfcarechallenge   #supportingmoms   #supportingdad   #timeforyou   #timeforyourself   #blog   #findyourpassion   #relaxation   #healthyliving   #exercisewithkids   #schedule   #happiness   #joy   #selfcarelove   #prioritize   #prioritizeyourself   #balancinglife   #reducingstress  

#📸//   TBT Last Thursday was Kaelen (my 2nd son) and I’s first true date out alone, without daddy. And in my head, I had painted this beautiful, peaceful picture of how the day would go. HERE’S A RECAP: ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️ ➡️ • Wake up around 8 am and fix a small breakfast with coffee ➡️ • Hang around with Kaelen at home for a bit until his doctors appt at 10 ➡️ • Run some errands @target Note: With full transparency, I have to note that I had dressed him really cute in preparation for all of the newborn “Aww’s” 🥰💙👶🏽I was going to get. HERE’S WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: ➡️ • The doctors visit went well with the exception of homeboy peeing on the nurse 😏 ➡️ • I went to Panera’s drive-thru and my order was completely butchered ➡️ • Target... Oh my! 🤦🏽‍♀️ Not sure if I should focus more on his screams through the aisles, pooping in my arm or in the dressing room while I was nursing him, or maybe the momshaming I indirectly received from the two women in the fitting room who asked one another, “Is this a fitting room or a bathroom (in reference to the smell of Kaelen’s 💩💩)?”. — By the end of my Target run, I felt so defeated and could not stop thinking about the women in the dressing room and how I’m sure, they, as moms themselves, had many similar occasions like this during their earlier parenting years... yet, I receive no grace or even, “Are you okay over there? Do you need anything?”. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • As mama’s, I think it’s so important to be gentle with ourselves and also, other mama’s, too. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #showgrace   #momsupport   #village   #momssupportingmoms   #empoweredwomen   #target   #blackmoms   #panera   #momsofig   #momofboys   #jif   #newborn   #momofanewborn   #supportingmoms   #breastfeedinginpublic   #breastfeedingmama   #momofinfant   #raisingblackboys   #normalizebreatfeeding   #huggies   #pampers   #fashionnova   #breastpump   #nursingmoms   #breastpumpbag   #diaperbagbackpack  

Come along meet some people. Get some advice. You’d be amazed at what we talk about and how much we all have in common - no matter where we are from in the world! #mumsinbahrain   #fabbahrain   #bahrainbaby   #bahrainmums   #bahrainmoms   #momsinbahrain   #supportingmoms   #supportingdads   #mumssupportingmums   #womenempowerwomen   #momsofinsta   #momsofinstagram   #momlife   #momitforward   #breastfeedinginbahrain  

Come along meet some people. Get some advice. You’d be amazed at what we talk about and how much we all have in common - no matter where we are from in the world! #mumsinbahrain   #fabbahrain   #bahrainbaby   #bahrainmums   #bahrainmoms   #momsinbahrain   #supportingmoms   #supportingdads   #mumssupportingmums   #womenempowerwomen   #momsofinsta   #momsofinstagram   #momlife   #momitforward   #breastfeedinginbahrain  

There is no such thing as a perfect mother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not the moms at play group who are always perfectly dressed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not the moms in "mom groups" who know the answer to every single question. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not even the mom who personifies the ideal of motherhood to you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every single one of us is imperfect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We all have bad days. We all lose our patience. We all wish for the simplicity of our old lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are all good enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so are you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you know a mom friend who needs that reminder? Tag them here or just give a word of encouragement to your fellow good enough moms. #mymomtras  

Winnie the Pooh is often full of infinite wisdom, but this one really stuck with me. The bear is right! No matter how hard we may wish and hope that meaningful friendships will appear and be created... we must acknowledge our role in fostering them! So how do we begin? How do we take that leap and leave the forest? Remember that it’s okay to start small, and authentic relationships won’t happen overnight. Family play dates are a great place to start! What else comes to mind? #makingmoves  

Do you know when you are bored you eat .. lol . . Like I can attest to this and I’m sure you can too. . . The Tip of the day is 1. Be aware that you eat cause your bored 2. Drink a ton of water or green tea unsweetened to test if you are really hungry 3. Read a book if you are bored. 4. Fasting gets rid of the need to eat all day so try it.. . I can also attest to Fasting .. intermittent and all day. It’s awesome! . Anyone who wants to give this a try DM for our IF support group info!! . . . #fitmomhelpingothers   #fitmominprogress   #supportingmoms   #loseweighttips   #wisdomwednesdays   #intermittentfasting   #coachinglife  

Yes, the one to one teaching can put your kiddos ahead, and if so that's brilliant. But it's not a necessity either. . . One of my daughter's would be considered below average for her age, and one would be considered ahead. But I know that homeschooling is right for both of them in different ways. . . There's no race to graduate early, or have your child's CV bursting and ready by 11 years old. . . The point is to give your child an education that suits their needs and abilities best; by the person who knows them best. . . Let's focus on building memories, not breaking records. . . #homeeducate   #happymuslimhomeschool   #homeschooling   #homeeducation   #homeeducator   #homeeducator   #homeeducator   #homeschooler   #muslimhomeschool   #happymuslimhomeschool   #islamichomeschool   #muslim   #muslimahblogger   #muslimwoman   #reallife   #supportingmoms   #homeschoolsupport  

Don’t get so wrapped up in being a mom that you forget how you got the baby in the first place!!! . . Every woman is sexy. And it’s ok to be. Every woman is beautiful. And that’s ok too. . . Being a mother is not who you ARE. It’s a role you chose to play. #glowingUP   babyFox 👶🏼 #littlebabies   #sexymamas   #littlekid   #healthiermoms   #motherchild   #parenthumor   #parent   #bab   #momshirt   #ladie   #raisingkindhumans   #supportingmoms   #houseworkcanwait  

What do postpartum doulas do? Day 15: 👉🏻Extra hands 👉🏻The first outing with your baby by yourself can be overwhelming, we are the build in security to help you gain confidence in those situations. 👉🏻Assisting you to appointments or grocery shopping, support for those "firsts" 👉🏻Trusted sibling wranglers to help you bring the crew out together and know you have backup when needed. 👉🏻No need to abandon ship when things don't go according to plan, we will help you navigate it in real time . 👉🏻If you've had a c-section or need the help, we will do the lifting for you This is just a glimpse, a snapshot, a moment in time. Stay tuned for more of these moments! postpartumdoulasGreenBay 📸 @klemstudiosphotography . . . . #postpartum   #postpartumdoula   #postpartumhelp   #supportingmoms   #newbaby   #firsttripwithbaby   #babylove   #doulasupport   #doulalife   #doulalove  

Mums need mums!! So come along meet new people. It’s a very informal event just meeting up and having a chat. If you have any questions then myself and @blessedbirthbahrain are more then happy to help. See you there! #doulalife   #birthwithoutfear   #birthwithcourage   #supportingmoms   #supportingdads   #doulawork   #mumssupportingmums   #womenempowerwomen   #doulas   #momblog   #momblogger   #motherhoodrising   #parentingblogger   #momsofinsta   #pregnantbahrain   #bahrainmoms   #momsofinstagram   #momlife   #momitforward   #storytellingmama   #birthstories   #birthwithoutfear   #postpartum   #doulasupportedbirth   #csectionmom   #mumsinbahrain   #fabbahrain   #bahrainbaby   #bahrainmums   #bahrainmoms   #momsinbahrain   #doulabahrain  

It has always amazed me how clothing can effect people’s mood. 😀😉🤨😟 . You know what I’m talking about right? On Saturday, if you keep your pjs on and leave your hair a mess, you’re more likely to feel sleepy and unmotivated all day. 😴 . Whereas, if you get up, style your hair, and get dressed in something nicer you feel more productive and ready to conquer the day. 🤓 . Interestingly enough, some clothing gets it’s nickname from how it makes people feel like “the power suit”. 💪🏼👔 . So next time you need a pick me up, put together a look that helps you feel the way you want to. 🥰

I love this image by @alefavoretti ⁣ ⁣ I remember as a first-time mom reading all sorts of information online about “proper sleep habits to instill in your baby” and I seemed to be going against all of them. My son slept in a bassinet next to my bed on and off but spent a lot of the night in my bed right next to me. It was the only way I could get a decent amount of sleep although the funny thing is I was aware of his presence next to me (especially when he’d wake up and start nursing). It felt natural, and so so right. ⁣ ⁣ Unfortunately, I had this nagging voice that kept telling me that I needed to stop putting him next to me and that I’d *never* sleep alone in my bed comfortably through the night again. I can tell you that this didn’t end up being true. My son transitioned to his crib when he was a bit older and I continued to help him sleep up until he no longer needed me to. He’s 4 years old now and I’ve never regretted any of it. I eventually got my bed back, my space, and my sleep improved significantly over time (then baby 2 came along and I went right back to it all😅)⁣ ⁣ I know dear mama when you’re in the thick of it and you search online with tired, bleary eyes for any hope of a magic tip that’ll get your little one to sleep better or sleep independently and you end up feeling more disappointed and hopeless. I know you can feel like you’re doing it all wrong based on what you read in a book by an author that doesn’t know your child or you. I’ve been there, it’s hard. ⁣ ⁣ Dear mama I know sleep deprivation can be awful but I’m here to reassure you that your baby will eventually sleep better and so will you. Do what works for you given that it’s safe. I struggled with choosing between my instincts and the information or advice I received. I chose my instincts and although some days/nights were so hard, I came out on the other side glad that I continued to do what felt right to me. ⁣ ⁣ So however you put your baby to sleep, know that parents all over the world are in the same boat- trying to figure out this parenting thing day after day while trying to make the decisions that feel right to them amidst all the contradictory information out there. ⁣ 💗

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"A good mother isn't defined by the process of labor. A good mother is defined by the sacrifices and love she gives to her children" #birth   #csection   #adoption   #fostercare   #babies   #mom   #momsofinstagram   #supportingmoms   #momlife   #surgery   #beautiful   #behindthescars   #scars   #children   #motherhood   #ccoriginals   #ccstylist