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Mama, this journey is not easy. 👨‍👩‍👧 It’s ok to take time for you. Take a little time to love yourself❣️ . . Mom Stuff Postpartum Survival Journal. Pre-Order is available in the Mom Stuff Store. Link in Bio. ✌🏻 . . . . . #mommingishard #momproblems #momsunite #takebackpostpartum #fillyourcup #motherhoodunplugged #stillagoodmom #parenting101 #motherhoodsimplified #selfcare #momselfcare #uniteinmotherhood #speakyourtruth #postpartumhealth #strongmom #postpartumjourney #yougotthismama #motherhoodinspired #momsbelike #momlife #mommingwithtruth #toddlermomlife #momssupportingmoms #motivation #wellness #selflove #truthbomb #honestmotherhood #endthestigma

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2 hours ago

Whelp, I tried it @morgankolokea 🤷‍♀️ they both clawed holes into their plastic wrap. Woot. I guess the pictures are pretty cool though. #enrichment #paintingforkids #mommingishard #stayhomesavelives

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2 hours ago

THIS - This right here is what I want to always remember about this time. In the midst of all of this craziness, uncertainty and anxiety, I’m choosing to look for these moments each day. ☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These two girls love each other so much and now with school cancelled they get to spend so much more time together. They play together, read together, walk together…they are best friends and it melts my heart every time I see the baby looking up at her big sister. 💞 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you cherishing about this time right now? What do you want to always remember? Let’s not forget to enjoy this time with our family. As hard a everything is, this time is so precious. 🌈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sisterlove #rememberthegood #messyhairdontcare

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2 hours ago

Carson has pooped in my garden, colored on all of the walls and doors..we have done 818237383773 crafts...and I am starting to smell myself lol. Teenager keeps asking every 10 minutes if she can hang out with her friends.....and then I'm the meanest Mom ever for not letting her go anywhere. ... AND I'm finding comfort in the kitchen..ahhhh lort wrap your arms around me and pray for The Shaw's! Happy Thursday..(is it Thursday? ). . New Tips on avoiding meltdowns on the blog--》LINK IN BIO . . . . #togetheralone #joplinmo #joplinmissouri #bettertimes #mommingishard #isitnaptime #toddlerhood #mumblog #momsbelike #momstruggle #targetstyle #edsftg #targetrun #vineyardvines #threenager #stayhome #momsbelike #lovemom #kidsofinstagram #mummyblogger #boymom #momsquad #momsofinstagram #mommyhood #documentyourdays #socialmediamom #mommylife #parenthood #motherlove #mothership #mothermonster

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2 hours ago

No way I'm wasting my cute graphic tees and favorite jeans on a one hour outing into plagueland. . [Tweet that says "going to the store as a mom prior to coronavirus: gotta make sure I'm wearing something cute so nobody thinks I'm a slob mom. Going to the store now: fuck it, I'm wearing dirty sweats, I'm only going to be out for an hour and I need to change clothes when I get back anyway"]

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4 hours ago

2 words for today. . . Body . Shots.

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We dyed Easter eggs yesterday! 🐰🐣💐⁣ ⁣ True story: I have a strong dislike for arts and crafts (and baking/cooking, if we’re honest here ) with kids. I know, I know.. “what is wrong with you, Tara?!” It just isn’t all that enjoyable for me, they don’t do it the way I would want it done, they make messes, it’s more work for me to do. These feelings have always made me feel like less of a mom, a bad stay at home mom and bad person. ⁣ ⁣ But goodness, the precious smiles on their faces as they do these things with so much excitement makes it worth it in the end... usually😉 I try my best to hold my feelings in so they can fully experience joy during their fun. It’s hard! Momming is hard! ⁣ ⁣ Anyone else out there feel the same as me? ⁣ ⁣ Side note: we have plenty of fun in many other ways. This juuuust isn’t my jam😬 . . . . . #craftingwithkids #eastereggdecorating #momlife #quarentine2020 #eastercraftsforkids #mommingishard #tryingtohavefun #lovemykids

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4 hours ago

💙"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and more loved than you'll ever know."💙 - Winnie the Pooh * For our little ones we wish them the world. But when the world is a little confusing, we wish they know the love behind this quote no matter what. There are days where my anxiety gets the best of me and I find myself laying my head down between my hands, shaking gently and thinking something like, "what sort of mom are you? You gotta do better than this, lady". Anyone else have days like that? There will be days that we question everything. In these days, this quote helps me. Even though it feels like it, I'm never alone and have someone that loves me.🥰 YOU are not alone. And if you ever feel that way, please reach out. I truly want my community to feel supported and loved! * I have so many favorite quotes. And a lot of them are from @disney .❤ Real life so eloquently put! Do you have a favorite quote?👇😘 * * * * #classymamabear #beyourownhero #disneymom #livebydisney #positivevibes #momlife #motherhoodunplugged #boymom #girlmom #moremisadventures #disneyquotes #babessupportingbabes #influencer #momblogger #mommyblogger #mamabear #onedayatatime #naturewalks #momlifeisthebestlife #mommingishard

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Happy Thursday ! This is a great recipe for Easter weekend- or anytime really ! . Who doesn’t LOVE donuts !? Share or tag a donut loving friend 🍩 💗

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I grew up believing in the myth of the perfect parent. All parents just were, and that was that—and to be successful, fit in, and be happy, I’d have to learn to be perfect like them.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ And I took on whatever challenges society threw my way to over-achieve it—because perfection is more than achieving folks.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ 𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘺. Okay, society. Then anorexia happened.⁣⁣⁣ 𝘎𝘦𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘈’𝘴. Okay, society. I got this. Then depression and anxiety happened.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ And the grand total: I never felt good enough, and I never felt happy.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ But I kept chugga-chugga choo-choo-ing along until one day my little train’s engine completely blew out.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ So, I’ve always been an advocate of showing my kids that I’m not perfect—which is pretty easy, because guess what? I’m pretty far from it. I think this time together is a great opportunity to show them just how messy we are.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ And no, I’m not talking about chugging red wine out of the bottle at 8 a.m. in front of them.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s having a late breakfast, so a Tostitos chips snack/lunch will do, because we aren’t hungry for anything substantial yet, and it's easy.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s not making my daughter wear pants until we go outside, because what’s the harm? Plus, if we didn't have windows, I'd probably do the same.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s forgoing schedules if that doesn’t work for your family.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s not making our kids feel small for not being able to do something when they gave it their all.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s not playing the comparison game aloud when she posts pictures of the elaborate art project she completed with her kids of the same age… and no way, she must have gone out in her mask and gloves and bought those cupcakes, RIGHT? ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s not talking about our shortcomings in front of them.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ It’s making mistakes and snapping but apologizing and taking complete ownership of our actions. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ It’s running around with laughter filling the room, spontaneous dance parties, and making up ridiculous games to pass the time.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Happiness is in the mess. It means we’re embracing and encouraging the imperfect moments of the day-to-day—(continued below )

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15 hours ago

Today’s activity! Free painting time! This was just an ok activity for us today. My kids were feeling this activity for about 10 min before everything went south 😂. Hey, I tried! THINGS DON’T ALWAYS TURN OUR PERFECT! and that is OK!we all have good days and bad days ladies and gents! But it would be very entertaining if your kids were feeling particularly creative. ❤️

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21 hours ago

Get your copy of my free tips to help you make the most out of this unprecedented 🤯stuck-at-home-no-birthday-parties-no-school-no-anything time by prioritizing sleep to help you and your little ones get the sleep you need to be happy, healthy, and thriving! 🥰💤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio!

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You know what's NOT productive?⁣ ⁣ Pushing ourselves too hard. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, we're capable of so much. Yes, it's all too easy to be lazy. Yes, sometimes (ok, most times, haha ) we benefit from a good kick in the pants.⁣ ⁣ But can I just remind you of something really, really, REALLY important?⁣ ⁣ Your self-worth and value are IN NO WAY tied what you do or do not "produce." ⁣ ⁣ It's completely okay--necessary even--that we step back from time to time and let go of all that pressure we feel, whether it's placed upon us by others or something we put on ourselves.⁣ ⁣ Almost everything can wait.⁣ ⁣ NOTHING is more important than YOU. Even (in fact, especially ) if others are depending on you, one of the BEST things you can do for your productivity (not to mention sanity ) is just step away and push "reset." ⁣ ⁣ The work, the demands, the obligations, the opportunities...they'll always be there. Anything that tries to tell you it's more urgent and important than your own wellbeing is NOT worthy of your time & energy--even when you have both in abundance and all the more so when they're scarce.⁣ ⁣ You wanna know the counterintuitive thing? The more you prioritize your health and rest, the more productive you'll actually be when you DO sit down to work because you'll have that much more physical strength, mental clarity, and motivation to take on the task. ⁣ ⁣ If you're feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, take it back to basics with a science backed process for breaking out of a breakdown. It's all covered in my ✨𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘✨ 𝗜𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻...grab your copy now from the link in my bio! @solutionsforsimplicity ⁣ ⁣ Be well, mamas. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #mompowerment#mompower#overwhelmedmom#yougotthismama#momminainteasy#mommingainteasy#stressedmom#exhaustedmom#stressedmom#stressedmommy#stressedmama#mommingishard#momsencouragingmoms#motivationforwomen#motivationformoms#girlbosstips#yougotthisgirl#momonamission#fearlessmom#shebelievedshecould#mominspiration#worklifebalance#workinglifeintegration#thejuggleisreal#bossbabemom#momswhowork#momswhohustle#momsinbusiness#fempreneur#productivitytips

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22 hours ago

Which side stands out to you?⠀ ⠀ If you're like most of the parents I speak to, you want your kiddo to eat their 'proper' food before getting their dessert.⠀ ⠀ After all, that's the food your parents made you eat and that's the way it was when you were a kid.... You turned out alright, right?⠀ ⠀ It's very tempting to bribe and coerce your child to eat the food you want them to eat in order to get a treat, like a prized Easter bunny. Maybe it works (in the short term ) and maybe you're still struggling to get them to eat their veggies.⠀ ⠀ Here's the problem: Bribing and coercing doesn't build trust or a healthy relationship with food.⠀ ⠀ Looking at the long term, we want our children to grow into teens and adults who can navigate situations in a healthy way.⠀ ⠀ Even though our intentions ("eat your broccoli first" ) are good, they're harmful.⠀ ⠀ So many mothers write to me and say their own relationship with food isn't great (often because of the way treats were restricted when they were kids. )⠀ ⠀ That's why I created the Stress-Free Sweets & Eats course. in order to trust your kids with sweets and be able to offer them with confidence, you gotta head your own relationship with food first. That's exactly what I'll help you do in the course. Not only that, we'll create a plan to approach all foods from a positive perspective so you're able to navigate these difficult situations.⠀ ⠀ The course videos are face to face with me and short so you can finish them, start making changes, and seeing results! It even comes with a handout of easy-to-read responses so you're prepared and ready for any sticky situation (like when your child inevitably asks for second or thirds of that chocolate bunny! )⠀ ⠀ What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to get started, you're home with your kids and can focus on making these positive changes consistently. Get instant access to the course right on your phone, visit the link at @familiy .snack.nutritionist and let's get started together!

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22 hours ago

I love eating but I especially love talking while eating 😂 #AVeryUnmom . . . . . #baby #mom #mommyblogger #momblog #momlife #instamom #firsttimemom #blake #unmom #baby #mommingishard #momlife #momming #babies #newmom #babyeating #eatingbaby

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I think about these two daily. They will never know what it means to not have the internet, cell phones, youtube, etc. and now they are at an age where, not only do they understand what is going on, but they will understand once its all over the changes it will make in their every day lives. Or maybe they will be blissfully ignorant of the worlds faults and the ways its changing. I know this, they love to laugh, slime, they've got hearts the size of Texas, and they love being by that pond. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ <3⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #my_magical_moments #treasured_childhood #capture_your_stories #littleadventures_bigpictures #wishesandwanderlust #thefamilynarative ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momtog ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mommingishard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bigfamily ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #littlemomentsbigdreams ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fresh48 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyportraits ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nevadacityschooldistrict ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nevadacityca ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grassvalleyca ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #summertime ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #summerlife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #northerncaliforniaphotographer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #familyphotographer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #creatingmoments ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rosevilleca

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To fall deeply in love with YOURSELF is the first secret to HAPPINESS. And I don’t know about you but I’m all about THAT LIFE! In times like these loving YOURSELF MORE has never been more crucial so I’m trying to do my part. My FREE Workout community is open and READY for YOU, just say the word! 💋🖤 . . . . #wholehealth #healthlife #healthlifestyle #instahealth #mygirlgang #momsquad #fortworth #centraltexas #makersofinstagram #etsysellers #etsymade #etsymom #sugarskullfashion #sugarskullgirls #skullsofinstagram #sugarskullslove #mycoffeeaddiction #coffeeaddictsonly #coffeemugaddiction #coffeeaddictionproblems #lattelove #caffeinedaily #coffeeislife #mommingishard #introvertmom #introvertmomgoals #sendcoffee #sahmomlife #momsbelike #introvertlife

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I love that this program has 2 rest days scheduled in. So if I wake up super stiff one day, I can add in a yoga workout from our steaming app- and not miss a workout from my regular schedule ! . . Totally needed this today. 🧘‍♀️

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If nothing else- I always hope my trademark is a good one. I work w so many women , some men, from all over the US and Canada and UK on their health and fitness. And at the end of the day, the thing that matters most to me is that they have a good experience w me and I’ve made An impact. 🖤

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Baby carrots & toes were our first vegetable of choice🥕 Kash wasn’t quit sure how he felt about them but they must have been good enough to eat them all!

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⁣Week 4 of Quarantine - You always find what you are looking for!!! (Unfortunately that doesn’t apply to socks 😝😝😝 )⠀ ⠀ A lot of challenges came upon us yet again this week. ⠀ ⠀ Online learning is in full swing and there are assignments to be turned in. This homeschooling thing is getting more real by the minute.⠀ ⠀ I am not going to lie, it’s been challenging for me. I honestly don’t even want to look at those assignments!!! ⠀ ⠀ On one hand, we can’t wait for everything to go back to normal and if possible erase this memory. ⠀ ⠀ On the other hand, my kids think they are having the best time of their lives.⠀ ⠀ No school and no extracurricular activities!!⠀ ⠀ I asked my kids today, they said this quarantine is better than any vacations they have ever been on because they can spend so much time with the family. They don’t see that they are stuck at home, they see that Daddy is always having dinner with them, play soccer with them and we can play Mario Kart together before bedtime every night. ⠀ ⠀ Because of their constant interaction from sunrise to sunset, I can see Ryker is thriving on his speech too. ⠀ ⠀ It is definitely something they want to store in their little brains for the rest of their lives. ⠀ ⠀ But I think we can all learn a thing or two from them! (it’s funny how those little people always have such amazing wisdom 🥰🥰 )⠀ ⠀ What they taught me is that you always find what you are looking for!!⠀ ⠀ Everyday, my kids look for happiness, positivity and fun and I think they find them everyday. ⠀ ⠀ Obviously they don’t have “grown up” responsibilities and live a simpler life. But what are their alternatives? To be sad the whole day??? ⠀ ⠀ Now it’s time to ask ourselves, during this uncertain time, what are you looking for?⠀ ⠀ I choose to be the LIGHT, JOY & HOPE that my kids are looking for! How about you?

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If you would have told me a month ago that my studio work would be pretty much be indefinitely on hold and I’d be sewing masks & homeschooling 8 hours a day, I woulda told you that you were insaneeee.... A ) sewing isn’t my favorite hobby 🙊 and (don’t hate me, but... ) B ) I didn’t/don’t have a very favorable view of homeschooling kids. To each their own, lol.. but yeah, it’s even more definitely not for us after this little experiment. I miss and so very much appreciate all of her different teachers and their passions and expertise for teaching!! They put so much hard work and love into making their lesson plans fun, exciting, new, and obviously informative. I just cannot compete with trying to do worksheets and watching videos and using apps at home! She loves PE, she loves music, she loves coding, and dance class- and it’s just not quite the same on zoom or in the backyard. We miss the regularity and Lexi thrives on a schedule, which I just am not able to accomplish while working at home without feeling like I’m neglecting her. Hubs has taken over bigger “homeschooling” shifts . She misses the social interaction of seeing her friends, and doing all of her extra curricular activities. It’s been hard!! On a positive note she has been helping me cook, bake, and garden. We as a family started playing @warcraft again. 😂 We’ve watched a lot of Disney+ and read lots of books. We’re adjusting, and getting used to this new normal. How are things at your house? 💕

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Ugh! Today has felt like the Mondayist Tuesday ever! . Feeling tired and no motivation! . Pretty much let the kid binge watch Full House all day, and for his at home learning had him write his first and last name 6 times (he's 4 ) 😋 . Guess what, he will survive, he's loved and tomorrow is a new day. . Just need to get him to stop saying, "Howdy Tannerinos" 😐 . Who else is with me today?! . #mommingishard #notateacher #hesloved #goeasyonyourself #thisisnoteasy #wewillgetthroughthis #tomorrowisanewday #selfcare #tvforthewin #dowhatyougottado #somedaysarebetterthanothers #workingfulltime #mommingfulltime #newnormal

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SO enjoying this extra time home with my babies but i would be lying if i said these times were easy. they want to get back to normal, they want to go to the park, they want to go see their grandparents, they want to go play with their friends at daycare and school. yep, it sucks, but it’s our job to tell them that they can’t (whether they like it or not ) in terms that don’t scare or make them worry. mommin ain’t easy but you don’t get a choice when health and safety comes first. here’s your reminder to keep going, it will get better. life WILL get back to normal. this too shall pass 🖤 • • • • • • • • • • • #socialdistancing #covid19 #covid19sucks #coronavirus #homesweethome #flatteningthecurve #quarantined #isolation #thistooshallpass #momminainteasy #motherhood #socialdistancingsaveslives #stayhome #stayhomesavelives #flattenthecurve #motherhoodintheraw #keepgoing #safetyfirst #meanmommy #mommingishard #momsohard #parenthood #parenthoodmoments

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. Breathe in Slow down Exhale . . Every time Im in our 'homeschooling' zone with my 5yr old, i notice how much i learn about myself. Tiny little details that we easily overlook, just like our breath... . . In this homeschooling zone, I'd often breathe heavily to which Dawood would say Are you tired? Are you frustrated? . . And although i really may have been tired or frustrated or whatever in those moments, i choose not to affirm. I know if i say yes, it affects the energy he brings into what he is doing. My energy impacts his energy. . . What he notices about me in those moments is not just true, it's also shows how much impact such little things create around us....on our kids. This isn't even about mindful breathing exercises - it's about what they notice about us when we are around them. Bacchey SAB notice kartey hein. Kids literally take in everything from around themselves, either passively or actively - but they take in EVERYTHING. . . It may seem painfully exhausting to have to be mindful around them all the time, but what if we only think about how we are inclusive about our own people, our home buddies..... it's going to re-orient their response to what they put their energy in.... . . It's ok to not be ok all the time, especially during isolation. If we aren't, how can we expect it from our kids, who can't even make sense of the situation? . . But, the energy levels in our homes can be realigned by just being inclusive of our own people. They in turn will be inclusive of others. And that is what will matter the most. . . So hang in there Breathe in, slow down, exhale.....You're still making an impact! . . . . #itsokaynottobeokay #itgetsbetter #beinginclusive #lifeinsquares #thislittlemoment #ourlittleadventures #halalparenting #muslimhome #mbdailyposts #ottawablogger #ottawaliving #ottawafamily #ottawamom #karachimomblogger #karachimoms #momlifekeepingitreal #mommingishard #pakistanicanadianblogger #pakistanicanadianmom #pakistanicanadian #selfisolate

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Today has not been the perfect day. Baby girl hurt herself twice while trying to crawl. 😭 she slept horribly so I’m super tired. I had to stop working out to pick her up or console her. But I still completed my work out. I still finished it. ⁣ ⁣ Watching princess work on trying to crawl made realize how determined babies are. They don’t just give up after they fail. They continue trying until they get it. If my 7 month old can work hard at trying new things, then why can’t I push through the hard things? I can and I will. ⁣ ⁣ I refuse to give up now. I won’t give up on my workouts, my nutrition, my work, my learning, cooking, etc. I refuse to quit when something gets hard. If you’re struggling, please don’t give up! You can push through it! I’ll be your cheerleader if you need me to be! 🙋🏼‍♀️ #postpartumhealth #determinedwoman #motivationeveryday

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Monday, Monday... 🇺🇸 Yesterday we began week 3 of e-school and to add a bit of fun it's spirit week this week! Monday's theme was American pride so the kids put on red white and blue! They were so excited to dress up even though we had nowhere to go... 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️Our morning walk was windy but fantastic! I'm loving this warm weather and will take full advantage of it while it's around! 🐶 Tucker has become such a great little sidekick and the perfect addition to our family! He loves people and hates being alone. Good thing we're home all the time! He is the cutest napper and finds all the weirdest places to close his eyes... 👅Hayleigh is wrapping up her body systems learning unit and was asked to make a digestive system out of household items. We chose @playdoh and it worked perfectly! 🖌 This week is art specials week and the assignment is to draw a unique detailed building. I can't wait to see what Hayleigh comes up with! We also did some Easter art by painting sun catchers for our window! They came out so cute! 👩‍🏫 This week I began my long term sub position I had been asked to do before all of this happened. I had no idea I would be a distance learning teacher! I was also not supposed to start until next Monday but I'm covering maternity leave and that is on its own schedule! I am so lucky to be working with an amazing team who has welcomed me with open arms. I'm confident I will get the hang of things in no time! Week 3, we got this! #week3 #homeschool #teacherlife #substituteteacher #longtermsub #momlife #momof2 #mommingishard #socialdistancing #quarantine #americanpride #spiritweek #morningwalks #Tucker #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #humanbody #digestivesystem #learning #artweek #drawing #stainedglass #eastereggs

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It’s hard to get 1:1 time w the kiddos, especially if you have 3.. or TWINS. 😳 . . Today was nice. Just my Beanie and I. Took a long walk. The OTHERS , were serious about their social distancing between them and myself today. 🤣 . . Today, I’m grateful I am able to work from home w my own hours, spend 1:1 time w Beans, and the beautiful vitamin d ☀️

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For the Mama getting her @$$ handed to her trying to do school at home 💛 Follow me @mamapeptalks Tag a Mama who needs to hear this ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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Oct 2019

Moming is hard. When breastfeeding in public is offensive but formula feeding is frowned upon. When co-sleeping is dangerous but rocking your baby to sleep is wrong. When sleep training means you’re controlling but not having your kid on a schedule means you have no control of your kid. When putting your child in a bouncer/walker is detrimental to their development but holding them too much is spoiling them. When being a stay at home Mom means you’ve given up your career / dreams or joined a “scam” but putting them in childcare and going back to work means you’re going to miss out on all of the important things. When getting kids their shots is injecting them with poison but if you don’t you’re endangering the world. When you’re trying to be confident in your motherhood but everyone wants to tell you that you’re doing it wrong. Mom bullies are the worst. So stop. Just love, encourage, support, and give a mom a cup of coffee. SHARE with a Mama who may need this💕 • • • #mom #momlife #mommyblogger #boymom #style #mommingishard #beyou #workhard #doyourbest #empoweringwomen #babyboy

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Nov 2019

So thankful for this lil turkey and all our ups and downs. It’s a challenge every day and some days I handle it with grace and other days I know I could’ve done better. I love you #fordlogan . . . #thankfulmommy #asd #autismmomlife #abatherapyworks #mommingishard #liveyourbestmomlife

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May 2019

In honour of the #raptors I'm sharing the first playoff game we watched as a family of 3! I remember when we first took this picture I was disgusted with my appearance. But now looking back with fresh eyes all I see is a strong, powerhouse woman that was in the thick of navigating early motherhood and she was and is beautiful.⠀ ⠀ I was exactly two weeks postpartum. My boobs were fully engorged, breastfeeding was not working, my belly was soft and squishy, I still looked pregnant, my hair was brown, greasy and probably in the same messy bun from a couple of days ago, I was sleep deprived, I cried ALL the time, I had dark thoughts about my baby getting seriously hurt or dying. I was beyond happy and in love but at the same time scared and full of self doubt.⠀ ⠀ If this is you, I promise it gets better. Hold on tight, lean on friends and family, take all the help that is offered, speak up when you're not OK (it's okay not to be okay ) and most of all be kind to and love your body. You too are beautiful.🙏🏻❤️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #madetomama #realmotherhood #honestmotherhood #momlife #postpartum #postpartumrecovery #postpartumbody #lovemybody #motherhoodunplugged #newborn #raisingdaughters #mommingishard #postpartumjourney #mombody #familylife #raptorsnation #momofgirl #newmarketmoms #torontomomblogger #newblogger #momblog #momsofinstagram

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May 2019

RAW AND REAL POST RIGHT HERE. MOMS, WE SURE DO HAVE THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD, AGREE?⠀ ⠀ PATIENCE! Boy is that something I need with this guy. 😳 He’s 10 and he is AMAZING in SO many ways, but my word does he try my patience 😤 and keep me up at night with worry.⠀ ⠀ I could pretend that I’m mother of the year based on my oldest son. No child is perfect, buy my goodness does he make it easy to be his mom.⠀ ⠀ But mother of the year would be a total lie. I STRUGGLE with the boy in this picture every day. One second he has me in hysterics and awe and the next second my head is exploding with frustration 🤯 ⠀ ⠀ 💜 I hope and pray that your stubbornness is a sign of great leadership when you are older. ⠀ ⠀ 💙 You are competitive and hate to lose, but I hope our continued lessons on what it means to be a good sport pay off. ⠀ ⠀ 💛 I hope you don’t always hate school so much and struggle with staying focused and on task, but I promise I will always be here to help you the best that I can.⠀ ⠀ 💚 I pray that your uncle and grandfather are your guardian angels and always keep you safe, because I know you are a risk taker. ⠀ ⠀ 💕 I hope you will always ask questions like you do now and stay curious, but I hope all that we teach you helps you make the right decisions when that curiosity could lead you astray. ⠀ ⠀ 💛 I hope people can see what an amazing little man you are! ⠀ ⠀ 💗 No matter what, I am lucky to be your mom! ⠀ ⠀ ❤️❤️ “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”

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Oct 2019

A lot of my clients are surprised when I tell them that sleep training does NOT require them to leave their babies to cry until they fall asleep. In fact, I typically don’t recommend waiting longer than about 10 minutes before responding to a crying baby. . I do suggest giving your baby a few minutes to see if they can fall back to sleep on their own, but the idea that sleep training requires parents to close the door at bedtime and leave their little ones until the next morning, regardless of the intensity or duration of their crying, is, in scientific terms, bogus. . So let me just level with you here, okay? I can’t speak for everyone in my profession, but as a Certified Sleep Sense Consultant, I am part of the largest collaborative network of pediatric sleep consultants in the world, and we all have one thing in common. . We’re passionate about helping families. . We’ve been through this issue ourselves, we’ve found a solution, and we’re devoted to helping others the same way we helped our own babies because we know, first hand, the difference it makes in people’s lives. . And for anyone who might be thinking, “They’re just in it for the money,” I implore you to try working with exhausted parents and overtired babies for a few nights and tell me about how easy the money is. If this job were just about turning a profit, we would all find something else to do, believe me. . So if you’re ready to sleep again and for your baby/Child to sleep, let’s talk! Because doing nothing = no progress. Change is hard to do but mama, it’s so worth it! ♥️

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Dec 2019

I feel you, Bro. I feel you ✊🏼 . . . @torturedbytoddlers

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Oct 2019

Thank you, Meghan, for speaking on behalf of so many of us. And thank you @ashleysimpo for saying this so beautifully, and thank you @modernmomprobs for sharing it. • • • • #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodtruths #parentingishard #realmoms #dutchessofsussex #meghanmarkle #meghanandharry #royalquotes #mommingishard

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Aug 2019

Home What does it mean? The definition for me has changed over the years, but for the last 12 years home was with you. Wherever you were that was home. And as we sit in the car driving back to the house we made our home, I’m not sure what to think or feel. I’m scared and anxious. Scared that it won’t feel like home anymore. What does that mean if it doesn’t? Where do we go? What do we do? I’ve had this feeling of being completely unmoored since the day you died and it has intensified today to a point that I can barely breathe. You were the place I chose to be home with. You were my safe place. And while I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by so much love and support, it’s not you and I’m just not sure where I feel safe anymore.

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