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Hope you are all having a great Sunday funday ! We are almost to 7k thank you all for the support 💛! *
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Hope you are all having a great Sunday funday ! We are almost to 7k thank you all for the support 💛! * * * * * *

7 years ago, I had cancer. I shakily stood up at my church, mic in hand + shared my diagnosis. And wouldn’t you know? That was the ONE weekend this guy was visiting.
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That night, Ty sent me a simple message: “Just want you to know I’m praying for you + God wants you well.”
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A couple months + a handful of messages later, we went on our 1st date. Me in a wig + chemotherapy under my belt. Him in an old pick-up truck + disdain for coffee (I knowingly ordered him a large).
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The next year, we got married + today, we celebrate 6 years.
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What’s your living reminder of God’s goodness? Because he’s mine. Ty, thanks for teaching me our God wants us well, redeems all things + writes the best stories.😘
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Head to my stories for my fav wedding shots (+ can you guess if my hair grew back curly or straight?)

7 years ago, I had cancer. I shakily stood up at my church, mic in hand + shared my diagnosis. And wouldn’t you know? That was the ONE weekend this guy was visiting. . That night, Ty sent me a simple message: “Just want you to know I’m praying for you + God wants you well.” . A couple months + a handful of messages later, we went on our 1st date. Me in a wig + chemotherapy under my belt. Him in an old pick-up truck + disdain for coffee (I knowingly ordered him a large). . The next year, we got married + today, we celebrate 6 years. . What’s your living reminder of God’s goodness? Because he’s mine. Ty, thanks for teaching me our God wants us well, redeems all things + writes the best stories.😘 . Head to my stories for my fav wedding shots (+ can you guess if my hair grew back curly or straight?)

My little beach babe 🏖🌴

My little beach babe 🏖🌴

These make the ideal bow to add to your collection. With a super soft and stretchy nylon band, it's perfect for your sweet baby to stand out with our pied de poule hair bow.

These make the ideal bow to add to your collection. With a super soft and stretchy nylon band, it's perfect for your sweet baby to stand out with our pied de poule hair bow.

Family Sunday’s are my favourite ❤️

Family Sunday’s are my favourite ❤️

Dit weekend ben ik volledig ‘geland’ in onze nieuwe woonplaats. De mensen die me echt kennen weten dat ik absoluut niet graag wandel(de). En zo plots uit het niets werd ik verliefd op onze nieuwe omgeving en kijk ik al uit naar onze volgende wandelingen.

Dit weekend ben ik volledig ‘geland’ in onze nieuwe woonplaats. De mensen die me echt kennen weten dat ik absoluut niet graag wandel(de). En zo plots uit het niets werd ik verliefd op onze nieuwe omgeving en kijk ik al uit naar onze volgende wandelingen.

Daddy and Easton spent their morning playing with his new science experiment toolbox from @ilovehape! Easton is always trying to figure out how everything is put together so this was the perfect thing to get him! It contains everything a 4 year old needs to carry out exciting experiments that will teach them about science and inventing!
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Daddy and Easton spent their morning playing with his new science experiment toolbox from @ilovehape! Easton is always trying to figure out how everything is put together so this was the perfect thing to get him! It contains everything a 4 year old needs to carry out exciting experiments that will teach them about science and inventing! . . . #ilovehape #hapetoys #mytinymoments #magicofchildhood #ourcandidlife #dailyparenting #honestmomconfessions #momcommunity #watchthemgrow #wondermom #momentsinmotherhood

I can’t be the only one obsessed with matching clothes can I....?
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Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet lately, the worlds just seemed a little heavier the last few days, lack of sleep and a teething baby are not a good mood setter!
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Anyway here’s us, this was after Teddy slept for 40 mins of a car journey so we were very well rested...he cried all the way home!
You win some you lose some 😂
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I can’t be the only one obsessed with matching clothes can I....? • Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet lately, the worlds just seemed a little heavier the last few days, lack of sleep and a teething baby are not a good mood setter! • Anyway here’s us, this was after Teddy slept for 40 mins of a car journey so we were very well rested...he cried all the way home! You win some you lose some 😂 • . . . . . . . . . . . #momblog #babystyle #babymodel #realmotherhood #chubbybaby #momcommunity #mommalife #bloggermom #momblogger #honestmomconfessions #letthembelittle #littlehumans #documentyourdays #mamascapturinglife #parentblogger #mamatatzi #thisisparentlife #breastfeeding #dailyparenting #weaningideas #cherisheverymoment #momsbelike #thatmummytribe #babyrolls #chunkybaby #snaphappybritmums

Long live summer ☀️🦀💦 Are you ready for fall or still soaking up summer?!

Long live summer ☀️🦀💦 Are you ready for fall or still soaking up summer?!

My cute boys. 😊

My cute boys. 😊

Found myself a selfie spot, didn’t I?✨ I’m feeling pretty proud of myself for sticking to #secondhandseptember so far (pathetic, I know!) and I’m really enjoying digging out the oldies, like this @chloe blouse that I bought over 10 years ago with my mum at a designer outlet, it’s still one of my favourite things that I own now! I just hope my mum doesn’t see this and ask for it back because, let’s be honest, it was probably her that paid for it back then 🙈
Headband: @bandeauboutique84 (gift)
Blouse: @seebychloe 
Skirt: @levis_uk 
#stylemesunday #stylemywardrobesunday #sorrymum

Found myself a selfie spot, didn’t I?✨ I’m feeling pretty proud of myself for sticking to #secondhandseptember so far (pathetic, I know!) and I’m really enjoying digging out the oldies, like this @chloe blouse that I bought over 10 years ago with my mum at a designer outlet, it’s still one of my favourite things that I own now! I just hope my mum doesn’t see this and ask for it back because, let’s be honest, it was probably her that paid for it back then 🙈 Headband: @bandeauboutique84 (gift) Blouse: @seebychloe Skirt: @levis_uk #stylemesunday #stylemywardrobesunday #sorrymum

Go Packers!!! 💚💛
Love my little chunk.

Go Packers!!! 💚💛 Love my little chunk.

Can’t fake this love or Scarlett’s beach hair💕can’t get enough kisses from her big brother!

Can’t fake this love or Scarlett’s beach hair💕can’t get enough kisses from her big brother!

Donut worry, be happy.

Still at the hospital. Honestly makes one realise how many things we take for granted... like ... SLEEP.

No jokes, I can’t sleep a wink in this place. Must be the crying kids, the fluorescent lights, or the fact that you’re woken for meds and vitals just when you seem to close your eyes? 
But there’s nothing to complain about when I look at this face. She’s such a trooper. Sure, she has her moments... but she’s really taking it all in stride and I’m ever so proud of her.

We have some diagnoses (plural), nothing the right meds won’t fix - hopefully! We will need to be careful of some inhalant allergens going forward, and looks like there’s chronic meds in our future... but we’re so thankful to have some answers.

Please pray that she’s well enough to go home tomorrow 🙏🏽

Donut worry, be happy. Still at the hospital. Honestly makes one realise how many things we take for granted... like ... SLEEP. No jokes, I can’t sleep a wink in this place. Must be the crying kids, the fluorescent lights, or the fact that you’re woken for meds and vitals just when you seem to close your eyes? But there’s nothing to complain about when I look at this face. She’s such a trooper. Sure, she has her moments... but she’s really taking it all in stride and I’m ever so proud of her. We have some diagnoses (plural), nothing the right meds won’t fix - hopefully! We will need to be careful of some inhalant allergens going forward, and looks like there’s chronic meds in our future... but we’re so thankful to have some answers. Please pray that she’s well enough to go home tomorrow 🙏🏽

🔴THIS IS OUR “Carlos won another bike” PICTURE 🔴
They were out of beach cruisers and only had mountain bikes, guitars or longboards left “until they get more”. So we changed it up a bit. Peep under our feet. 👀 
Also, Carlos and I weren’t friends in this picture... in case anyone was wondering. But, I made him take this picture. 
Because, priorities. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣
It’s fine, everything’s fine. We’re fine. 💁🏻‍♀️
#lafair #lacountyfair

🔴THIS IS OUR “Carlos won another bike” PICTURE 🔴 They were out of beach cruisers and only had mountain bikes, guitars or longboards left “until they get more”. So we changed it up a bit. Peep under our feet. 👀 Also, Carlos and I weren’t friends in this picture... in case anyone was wondering. But, I made him take this picture. Because, priorities. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 It’s fine, everything’s fine. We’re fine. 💁🏻‍♀️ #lafair #lacountyfair

🎈BETSY IS FIVE TODAY🎈 and she could not be more chuffed about it 😂🙌 HAPPY BIRTHDAY my beautiful girl 🎂 We love you 😘

🎈BETSY IS FIVE TODAY🎈 and she could not be more chuffed about it 😂🙌 HAPPY BIRTHDAY my beautiful girl 🎂 We love you 😘

We had a nice little trip out today for my Nan’s birthday! 81 today! 🖤
Thank goodness there’s no more steroids for this one, he’s been an absolute loon! Coughing for England but smiling and heading back to school tomorrow! 2 days off poorly before the weekend and he’s told me he wants to go back to nursery! Fingers crossed he remembers he liked it before he was ill! 🤞🏻
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We had a nice little trip out today for my Nan’s birthday! 81 today! 🖤 Thank goodness there’s no more steroids for this one, he’s been an absolute loon! Coughing for England but smiling and heading back to school tomorrow! 2 days off poorly before the weekend and he’s told me he wants to go back to nursery! Fingers crossed he remembers he liked it before he was ill! 🤞🏻 . . . #beckettjamesford #igkids #instakids #instamum #mumdiaries #mummyblogger #pbloggers #ukparentbloggers #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mamahood #parenthood #dailyparenting #mumsofinsta #mumsofinstagram #kidsofinstagram #mumswithcameras #documentingmotherhood #documentyourdays #honestmotherhood #honestparenting #mumofaboy #raisingboys #worldoflittles #mumssupportingmums #ukmums #themumcrew #stalbanscathedral #familyfirst #makingmemories

Together we can do anything. Life is beautiful ❤️❤️❤️
Zusammen schaffen wir alles, zusammen gehen wir unsere Wege. Das Leben ist schön #loveyoutothemoonandback ❤️❤️❤️
Die letzten Tage hatten es in sich. So viele Eindrücke, viele Veränderungen, aber auch zugleich wunderschöne Momente. Die Hochzeit von Freunden auf Sylt, die Einschulung unserer Zwillingsmädchen, schöne Stunden mit der Familie... aber auch Aufregung, ob alles gut geht, wie die Mädchen auf die neue Situation reagieren, ob sie Freunde finden und sich wohl fühlen... Die ganz normalen Gedanken einer Mutter eben. Und dann doch die Freude, zu sehen, dass erstmal alles klappt und sie fröhlich den neuen Lebens-Abschnitt annehmen. Erleichterung und das Vertrauen, dass sie ihren Weg gehen. Was für eine Woche. Ich freue mich, dass bei uns der Alltag wieder beginnen kann. Kennt ihr diese Gedanken? Ich wünsche euch einen schönen Abend ❤️
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Together we can do anything. Life is beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ Zusammen schaffen wir alles, zusammen gehen wir unsere Wege. Das Leben ist schön #loveyoutothemoonandback ❤️❤️❤️ Die letzten Tage hatten es in sich. So viele Eindrücke, viele Veränderungen, aber auch zugleich wunderschöne Momente. Die Hochzeit von Freunden auf Sylt, die Einschulung unserer Zwillingsmädchen, schöne Stunden mit der Familie... aber auch Aufregung, ob alles gut geht, wie die Mädchen auf die neue Situation reagieren, ob sie Freunde finden und sich wohl fühlen... Die ganz normalen Gedanken einer Mutter eben. Und dann doch die Freude, zu sehen, dass erstmal alles klappt und sie fröhlich den neuen Lebens-Abschnitt annehmen. Erleichterung und das Vertrauen, dass sie ihren Weg gehen. Was für eine Woche. Ich freue mich, dass bei uns der Alltag wieder beginnen kann. Kennt ihr diese Gedanken? Ich wünsche euch einen schönen Abend ❤️ • • • • • #lebenmitkindern #lifewithkids #lightinspired #motherhood #family #vacationmood #wanderlust #uniteinmotherhood #letthembelittle #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #dailyparenting #motherhoodrising #pixel_kids #sylt #lovemyfamily #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momentslikethese #darlingmovement #twins #mytinymoments #dailyparenting #vscokids

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Tandem tub time 🤗
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Best part is, the other two boys were in the bath tub while these two were in the sink, so basically I am an experienced bather. Like I don't want to brag or anything, but I could go pro.
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#tubtime #humblebrag #sinkbath
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Tandem tub time 🤗 . Best part is, the other two boys were in the bath tub while these two were in the sink, so basically I am an experienced bather. Like I don't want to brag or anything, but I could go pro. . . #tubtime #humblebrag #sinkbath . . . . . . . . #rubadub #littlehumans #honestmotherhood #mymomlife #momlifeisthebestlife #oureverydaymoments #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #thesearethedays #childofig #stayathomemom #simplychildren #momswithcameras #momsofinstagram #lifewithkids #uniteinmotherhood #watchthemgrow #momsofig #dailyparenting #abeautifulmess #joyfulmamas #ig_motherhood #thehappynow

The cutest little leggings

The cutest little leggings

Board game season☔️

Board game season☔️

Day 1 ☀️✈️ #fuerteventura

Day 1 ☀️✈️ #fuerteventura

I mean how lucky are we with this sunshine. Was hard to believe it’s September today, not helping with my in denial of my baby turning another year older this week. Way too much growing up happening in our family in one month for my liking
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I mean how lucky are we with this sunshine. Was hard to believe it’s September today, not helping with my in denial of my baby turning another year older this week. Way too much growing up happening in our family in one month for my liking • #honestparenting #familylife #howwespendourdays #proudmama #littlesnippetsofus #cameramama #smallmomentsofcalm #momentsinmotherhood #everysquareastory #feelfreefeed #documentingmotherhood #lovemyfam #familyfirst #dailyparenting #simplethings #our_everyday_moments #myeverydaymagic #nothingisordinary #feelgoodmotherhood #ahappymamasthoughts

First night in the new house & first night in his own room ⭐️
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I’ve waited so so long for the perfect house and the perfect room to have him sleep separately and now we have it I’m being such a wimp 😂 My baby’s not a baby anymore 😢

First night in the new house & first night in his own room ⭐️ * I’ve waited so so long for the perfect house and the perfect room to have him sleep separately and now we have it I’m being such a wimp 😂 My baby’s not a baby anymore 😢

No pants days 🖤

No pants days 🖤

😏⬅️My face when Ruby was a thousand times more impressed with our Hibachi cook this afternoon than Disney on Ice lastnight..Hope your Sunday is wonderful, we are spending the remainder of the day in our little corner of the world drowning in laundry and Cheerios! 🤪

😏⬅️My face when Ruby was a thousand times more impressed with our Hibachi cook this afternoon than Disney on Ice lastnight..Hope your Sunday is wonderful, we are spending the remainder of the day in our little corner of the world drowning in laundry and Cheerios! 🤪

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€100 shoptegoed bij JYSK !

Wat moet je doen?
@jyskbe en @melinda.max volgen.
Laat d.m.v. een reactie even weten dat je mee doet.

Vriendjes taggen en wat reclame maken mag altijd ;-). Zelf delen is heel lief maar niet verplicht.
De winnaar wordt vrijdag bekend gemaakt!
Succes!!
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#win #giveaway #winactie #weggeefactie #belgiangiveaways

! W I N ! €100 shoptegoed bij JYSK ! Wat moet je doen? @jyskbe en @melinda.max volgen. Laat d.m.v. een reactie even weten dat je mee doet. Vriendjes taggen en wat reclame maken mag altijd ;-). Zelf delen is heel lief maar niet verplicht. De winnaar wordt vrijdag bekend gemaakt! Succes!! . . #win #giveaway #winactie #weggeefactie #belgiangiveaways

Tonight we made our pizzas for dinner 🍕 
We made the dough and sauce from scratch (we even made use of some home grown basil) and everyone picked there own toppings
We used an @jamieoliver recipe and it was really quick and simple. Great way to get the kids involved at dinner time. They’re not so raced on the cleaning up part afterwards though!
I’ve put some more pics and the recipe in my highlights
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Tonight we made our pizzas for dinner 🍕 We made the dough and sauce from scratch (we even made use of some home grown basil) and everyone picked there own toppings We used an @jamieoliver recipe and it was really quick and simple. Great way to get the kids involved at dinner time. They’re not so raced on the cleaning up part afterwards though! I’ve put some more pics and the recipe in my highlights #makeyourownpizza #cookingwithkids #jamieoliverrecipe #familycooking #sundayfunday #dadblogger #dailydad #lifeofaglasgowdad #scottishblogger #daddybloggeruk #dadsofinstagram #fatherofboys #dadlife #dadscomm #dadblogger #diaryofaglasgowdad #dailyparenting #dadswithcameras #instadads

Descriptive praise 
From the book how to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk
...My child comes home with a painting and says: is it good? My reaction would be: what a beautiful painting, child responds: is it good?, I told u it's beautiful... fantastic. Child stares and says: u don't like it!! Until Dr. Ginott explained to me that words that evaluate like good, beautiful, fantastic make children uncomfortable. The helpful praise comes in 2 parts: 
1- The adult describes with appreciation what he/she sees or feels. 
2- The child, after hearing the description, is then able to praise himself
After putting this theory into practice here's what happened: 
Child comes home with a penciled scribble and asked is it good?
My first reaction was "very good" then I remembered I've got to be descriptive, but how do u describe a scribble.. well I said I see u went circle circle circle... wiggle wiggle ... dot dot dot dot and slash slash. YEAH! He nodded enthusiastically. I said how do u ever think to do this and his response was "because I'm an artist" 
It's a remarkable process, the adult describes and the child really does praise himself. 
I'm absolutely going to implement this going forward and I'll keep u posted with results. ☺️👍🏼😁. 🔛 to see more examples on descriptive praise #reading #momsread 
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Descriptive praise From the book how to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk ...My child comes home with a painting and says: is it good? My reaction would be: what a beautiful painting, child responds: is it good?, I told u it's beautiful... fantastic. Child stares and says: u don't like it!! Until Dr. Ginott explained to me that words that evaluate like good, beautiful, fantastic make children uncomfortable. The helpful praise comes in 2 parts: 1- The adult describes with appreciation what he/she sees or feels. 2- The child, after hearing the description, is then able to praise himself After putting this theory into practice here's what happened: Child comes home with a penciled scribble and asked is it good? My first reaction was "very good" then I remembered I've got to be descriptive, but how do u describe a scribble.. well I said I see u went circle circle circle... wiggle wiggle ... dot dot dot dot and slash slash. YEAH! He nodded enthusiastically. I said how do u ever think to do this and his response was "because I'm an artist" It's a remarkable process, the adult describes and the child really does praise himself. I'm absolutely going to implement this going forward and I'll keep u posted with results. ☺️👍🏼😁. 🔛 to see more examples on descriptive praise #reading #momsread #momslife #momsdiaries #motherhoodrising #mynameismama #dubaimoms #dubailife #acupofmotherhood #motherhoodinspired #mydubai #magicofmotherhood #photography #raisethemright #teachthemyoung #mommyblogger #magicofchildhood #dailyparenting #parentingtips #stopdropandmom #ammanmoms

THE FIRST 12 WEEKS • It’s not lost on me that I decided to take a break from Mama Diary work for the first 12 weeks after Ben was born. I mean, I wrote a book covering those weeks, it would have been ideal to post during that time, right?!
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However, I think my decision reflects just why the first 12 weeks are such a fragile time. As a new mum (even if not for the first time), those weeks are all-consuming; every moment of the day is simmering over with thoughts and feelings about the baby, your other children, your body, your pain, your needs, your family’s needs...the list is endless, the mental load is suffocating. I did not have the mental space or time for social media.
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Using Mama Notes this time around was healing for me. After having Alice, I was longing for structure, reassurance and containment. The scribbles I made in my own diary in desperation eventually became this gorgeous notebook. It’s not a magic wand that solves all the issues that the fourth trimester brings, but it is a little something to help along the way.
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Link in bio if you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a new mum 🖤
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Gorgeous image by @baileyandroo
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THE FIRST 12 WEEKS • It’s not lost on me that I decided to take a break from Mama Diary work for the first 12 weeks after Ben was born. I mean, I wrote a book covering those weeks, it would have been ideal to post during that time, right?! . However, I think my decision reflects just why the first 12 weeks are such a fragile time. As a new mum (even if not for the first time), those weeks are all-consuming; every moment of the day is simmering over with thoughts and feelings about the baby, your other children, your body, your pain, your needs, your family’s needs...the list is endless, the mental load is suffocating. I did not have the mental space or time for social media. . Using Mama Notes this time around was healing for me. After having Alice, I was longing for structure, reassurance and containment. The scribbles I made in my own diary in desperation eventually became this gorgeous notebook. It’s not a magic wand that solves all the issues that the fourth trimester brings, but it is a little something to help along the way. . Link in bio if you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a new mum 🖤 . Gorgeous image by @baileyandroo . #mama #dailyparenting #mumlife #mumsofinstagram #postnatalrecovery #fourthtrimester #parenting #parenthood #maternalmentalhealth #toddlerlife #getintheframemama #newborn #motherhoodunplugged #motherhood #newbaby #newmum #refillyourcup #selfcare #babyshowergift #perinatalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealthawareness #teamnosleep #mamanotes #everydaypsychology #mamadiary #babyshower #dadsofinstagram #psychologist #clinicalpsychology #psychology

There were so many things that scared me about the prospect of being a working mum, but top of the list was the moments I would miss out on. There was no way I could have known that it would be the moments I missed that would make the ones I didn’t all the more extraordinary.

There were so many things that scared me about the prospect of being a working mum, but top of the list was the moments I would miss out on. There was no way I could have known that it would be the moments I missed that would make the ones I didn’t all the more extraordinary.

‘I got it from my Momma, she’s crazy too’ Sweatshirt from @cublifeclothing_official and Razor Sharp leggings from @theharrycollection (THOMAS10 for discount at THC)

‘I got it from my Momma, she’s crazy too’ Sweatshirt from @cublifeclothing_official and Razor Sharp leggings from @theharrycollection (THOMAS10 for discount at THC)

This is one of my favourite pictures with Casper as it’s the first time I’ve ever been able to successfully breastfeed in public ❤️
I really struggled to breastfeed with Ivy, she was very sick after feeding, struggled to gain weight, needed formula top ups and eventually after being diagnosed with #cmpa was put onto neocate formula. 
After a difficult start and a few latching issues, Casper now feeds really well and is exclusively breastfed, but I was still too worried and self conscious to feed him outside of the house, so after a few failed attempts I resorted to using expressed milk in a bottle instead. But with a lot of encouragement from Chris, some amazing @newlook nursing clothes and a trip to bluewater, I finally managed it! It wasn’t the easiest thing and I’ll definitely still be using expresses milk in public most of the time but it’s a start! 
As long as my baby is fed it doesn’t matter how, but this is a huge deal for my confidence and a really proud moment 🥰

This is one of my favourite pictures with Casper as it’s the first time I’ve ever been able to successfully breastfeed in public ❤️ I really struggled to breastfeed with Ivy, she was very sick after feeding, struggled to gain weight, needed formula top ups and eventually after being diagnosed with #cmpa was put onto neocate formula. After a difficult start and a few latching issues, Casper now feeds really well and is exclusively breastfed, but I was still too worried and self conscious to feed him outside of the house, so after a few failed attempts I resorted to using expressed milk in a bottle instead. But with a lot of encouragement from Chris, some amazing @newlook nursing clothes and a trip to bluewater, I finally managed it! It wasn’t the easiest thing and I’ll definitely still be using expresses milk in public most of the time but it’s a start! As long as my baby is fed it doesn’t matter how, but this is a huge deal for my confidence and a really proud moment 🥰

It’s been almost two weeks since Charlie bear started nursery now and he has settled in so well. No tears or fuss just “ bye mammy, see you soon” and off he runs to play with his new pals Bless him 💙😭 .
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In other news... now it’s not set in stone yet but there is a possibility his daddy will be coming home a few days earlier than expected🤞🏼🙏🏼 🤞🏼 🙏🏼 Im not getting my hopes up or saying anything to the boys until I know for sure and he is actually on that flight home but I cannot wait to see their Peerie faces when I do 😭☺️ .
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This picture of Charlie actually kills me.. the teeth ,the ears 😭💙😭💙 far too bloody cute!!!

It’s been almost two weeks since Charlie bear started nursery now and he has settled in so well. No tears or fuss just “ bye mammy, see you soon” and off he runs to play with his new pals Bless him 💙😭 . . In other news... now it’s not set in stone yet but there is a possibility his daddy will be coming home a few days earlier than expected🤞🏼🙏🏼 🤞🏼 🙏🏼 Im not getting my hopes up or saying anything to the boys until I know for sure and he is actually on that flight home but I cannot wait to see their Peerie faces when I do 😭☺️ . . This picture of Charlie actually kills me.. the teeth ,the ears 😭💙😭💙 far too bloody cute!!!

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