Like I shared in my IG stories when I first mentioned this book, I love learning about how the toddler brain works. Kaiden both amazes and confuses me regularly, but that's toddlerhood. It's up to me to learn more about how to support him and his growing self. I'm also learning that the next few years are more about me and V than him in terms of figuring out how we parent, especially in the more trying situations. Our approach if you will.
I plan to share a detailed blog post about 'No Bad Kids,' but until then, here's my big overall takeaway...
Our kids are already whole people. They're just a wee bit smaller than us. They're also smarter than we give them credit for, but they need strong competent leaders to guide, support, lead the way in terms of boundaries, behaviors, etc.
If you're also interested in this kind of 'stuff' and/or are in the smack dab middle of toddlerhood, I highly recommend buying this book (it’s only ~150 pages) and using it as a reference guide when times get tough. It's written in an easy to digest, simple way. If you don’t have time to read it, I highly recommend checking out Janet Lansbury's podcast - 'Unruffled.’
More to come!
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Already feeling the energy of the full moon! Spending the next two days preparing for the on-boarding of my new full-time executive assistant, our trip to Chicago next week for over 120 buyer meetings while dreaming of Florida at the end of the month. Life is good my friends!! 💘
Sunday style with a mission 🌲...This is going to be one of my favs for Sunday brunch and beachy nights in the summer months. For now it's adding a little extra pep in my step while I continue on my Marie Kondo mission! I gotta say it...Although we are only two-ish weeks into the New Year, this was one of the best/favorite finds of 2019 thus far(I'm a suxker for graphics)...Even better it's under $25 dollars and fully stocked! The details can be found in my bio. Happy Sunday lovelies!
Ok guys, let talk about oil! Or, as we call it, ✨”liquid gold”✨
Rejuveniqe oil~no matter what your hair type is, the oil is a must. The molecular structure is so small that it’s able to *actually* penetrate all the way to the cortex, healing your hair from the inside out.
coconut oil can’t say that
argan oil can’t say that
moroccan oil can’t say that
their structure is too big, they can, however, coat your hair and make it look pretty—until you wash it out.
that’s what makes the Rejuveniqe Oil so special, it’s different and it actually works👏🏻
I use it as an overnight treatment once a week on my scalp, a drop on my ends after styling as a finisher, a few drops on my face morning and night as a moisturizer, and the list goes on and on.
I am all about a product that is multi tasking! This a staple. A must have!!!
Getting out of our own comfort zone allows us to grow. Did you catch my stories from last night? I'm not usually a big talker but I felt the tug on my heart to share.
There are two things that hit me really hard recently. First of all, it doesn't do anyone any good to play small, and two, there are still people out there who need what we have. Maybe this isn't for you yet, but maybe you know someone who is ready and someone who needs and WANTS this. Babes supporting babes right? My inbox is always open. 🖤
Well, you know what they say... "Never dim your own light to make others feel comfortable." So light shine bright, lets go.🌎
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I have shared this fact over and over again, Monica loves toy cars very much. She would choose a truck over a doll in a blink any time! I just had to write about it! .
So thankful and happy to be given a platform to share my parenting sentiments. But what makes me happier is the fact that what I write reaches out to a lot who can relate as well. Today, my article was published and in just 8 hours, it was shared by 2.7k people already. How amazing is that? Thank you Lord for this chance.❤️ .
What’s more amazing is that, I finished writing this in less than an hour, meaning it came straight from my heart. Wanna cry. All for my daughter, Monica.❤️ Link in my bio.😁 .
We like our coffee with a side of humor ☕️ Happy Sunday, loves!
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Saturdays are for Adventures. Sundays are for Snuggles.💕Anyone else in the mood to snuggle up in cozies all day? We move in less than one week and I have SO much packing left to do! Not to mention it's a short week, so I'm going to be packing with the kiddos home...might not be as productive as I would like to be! 😜 That being said, I can still dress the part and sport cozies while I pack a million moving boxes. 📦 I'm not going to lie...this sherpa pullover is pretty much my favorite thing at the moment. So soft and cozy and pretty much perfect. K...now that I've said that, I must admit that it's sold out! I'm sorry! Because you deserve one too, I've pulled together a blog post on mommylexi.com with similar sherpa pullovers, cute PJ pants (starting at $16), my exact slippers and lots of other cute ones! 💗 Anyone else desperately wishing they were snuggled up by the fire with some hot chocolate right now..? 💖Ok...back to packing. Please, go get your snuggle on and enjoy this lovely Sunday! xo
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🎵You like my lashes? Gee, thanks, just made 'em
I see it, I like it, I want it, Greg's got it (Yeah)🎵
Thank you my friends that were able to tune into last nights live! I had a great time doing makeup with you and chatting about the Influencer Lash Collection by @hellogregoryofficial
Drops 2/1/2019. Who's excited?! 🙋🏽♀️🙋🏽♀️🙋🏽♀️
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Black liquid eyeliner by @stilacosmetics
Roxy Tries lashes by @hellogregoryofficial
Liquid lipstick in shade Bonny by @morphebrushes
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Hey friends! So many new followers 😍 I’m Rebekah, but most people call me Bekah or bek. I’m 27 years old, mom to 4 kiddos ages 5 and under, a photographer at sweetgsphotography, and wife to my high school sweetheart. Fun facts about me: I have no college degree! I run a successful small business while being a stay at home mom. My training is actually in aesthetics and I used to love to do makeup! I have zero formal training in photography. I got married at 19 and have no regrets. I’m an extrovert and love people hard. Only 1 out of 4 kids were “planned”. I have breastfed all 4 of them at some point, even our adopted daughter. I love ramen noodles and could probably eat them for every meal 🍝. I have lynch syndrome and have yearly cancer screenings to stay on top of it. I was raised by divorced parents and have 7 siblings all together. I love God and love people and try my best to keep it real over here in IG land. We are just your not so average, big family with really cool kids, living our best life 😎 Thanks for following us! We love sharing our life with you ❤️
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hoje é dia da cãobada se reunir na praia... 🏖 maravilhoso estar com vocês meus aumigos 🐶❤️☀️🏝
We spent the morning bear hunting, planting a new pinecone garden, conquering a tree monster, building the squirrels a winter hideout, and racing around a muddy obstacle course. 🌿
Now time for snacks/naps for the littles + decaf coffee/a good book for mama. 🙌🏽
So grateful for my family in this season. I know God has something great for me in 2019 so I am posting my journal session for today. •
Thanks to my hubby for being my best friend and having my back through ALL of my side hustles! Y’all, he has always seen what I was doing and tried to help in any way he could. Including isolating the kids from me so I could get work done. 😘•
And to my kiddos Joseph and Jemma, y’all keep the fire lit underneath mommy. JoJo, you taught me to never give up on my dreams and pursue them at all costs. Jemma, you helped me understand that moms need a place to release and rejuvenate which is why I started this community. God tried to tell me years before to cater to moms but I didn’t want to listen. 🤷🏽♀️ #stubborn •
So it’s Sunday morning, what are you grateful for?•
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My 8yr old son dislikes talking. He sighs anytime you ask him a question. He rolls his eyes when you ask about his activities. And for a while I was madding myself tryna figure out what the hell I could do.
And so I changed my approach. I decided to let him know about the challenges I face so that he felt comfortable in exchanging his. I stopped bombarding him with 21 questions and engaged in a healthy conversation.
When I went to a mother and child fair I came across these cards by @barefootcoachingcards which had questions that you could ask your child that allowed them to think but also engage in more conversation. I purchased them to see if they would be something that would help.
To my surprise he doesn't even mind and they actually challenge him to think about he feels and what he needs.
☆ 3 6 W E E K S I N , 3 6 W E E K S O U T ☆
It's so mind blowing to think this perfect little peach right here was the very little fuzzy peach growing safe and warm inside my tum, yet we had no idea who you'd be and what you'd be like.
I knew you so well inside and spoke to you all day and when you woke me in the night, but I couldn't for the life of me imagine your little face. And now all I see is the best little face I will ever see! At 36 weeks pregnant we had our baby shower, ('our' baby shower because why should hubs miss out in this age of equality?!) a perfect peach themed get together with all of our nearest and dearest. (Swipe to see a few 36 week throwbacks of the expectant couple with a giant Reva bump with a few snaps of the day!) Luckily I had a few fabulous people to help me plan but being the bossy boot I am I took charge of most of the planning. I love the detail and all the nicnaks that make a party fabulous so obviously I'm in full swing of party planning for this little Diva's first birthday parties! Heck, I've even got ideas for the second! But on a serious note, how are you even going to be ONE in just over 3 months?! ONE!!!! You're just too teeny! -------------------------------------------------------
#RevaWears dress @Zara
Bow and cot bedding both @farmyardthelabel
NEW VIDEO! 🎥 I intended to upload a postpartum hair loss video first but lost half the footage on a broken sd card (😭) so today’s video is a postpartum weight loss update!! I’m talking you through how I lost 40 lbs and my easiest ways to get in shape that you can start implementing in your daily life TODAY! Lots of fun stuff in the works too 🤗 click the link in bio to check it out and join me in the fitness journey! 💪🏼🤸🏼♀️
Have you heard of National Cheese Lovers Day? When I found out about it, I knew we had to get in on that. I mean, I'll celebrate pretty much any holiday having to do with food. 😉 I cut Blair's grilled cheese with a heart shaped cookie cutter, an easy way to make a sandwich more fun [and increase the chances of your kids, you know, actually eating the food you prepare]. We made ours with Kraft Natural Cheese and she ate it up! #email@example.com@kraft_brand
32 Weeks || can’t tie my shoes, daily contractions that make me waddle wherever I go, double chin in the making + my current daily goal is to not sneeze. TMI? .
Our @littlemamashirtshop pregnancy shirt of the week is quite fitting because I haven’t done a bumpdate since 28 weeks. Oops 🤷🏼♀️ #becausekids — PUPPPs update, life update + baby updates are over on the blog!
My baby turned one today. I’ve said it many times: he’s grown far too quickly. But his growth isn’t the only monumental change we’ve seen this year. In fact, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. I thought I knew what to expect as I stepped into this role of a mother, and I’ve been proven wrong again and again. This year has transformed me in ways I never could have fathomed; not in a million years.
This year has been one of the hardest I’ve ever faced. I don’t say this to diminish the immense blessing that Ezra has been to us, and I hope that’s not how it is received. My thankfulness for our beautiful boy runs deeper than I can describe. But motherhood is difficult. It’s stretching, it’s exhausting, it’s sanctifying. This year has highlighted the most selfish parts of me. The deep need I have for more patience and grace. It has highlighted how far I fall from the title of “perfect parent” and shown me how truly thankful I am for a Heavenly Father that always gets it right and loves my son more fully than I ever could.
This year has brought me to my knees. It has shone a spotlight on my soul and asked it to fully unearth itself. I have never been more tired, more undone, more uncomfortable. Transforming into the role of mother has been a challenge, but change doesn’t come without effort. Ezra has given me such a beautiful gift- not just the chance to belong to him, but the chance to become more selfless, more patient, more gracious, more kind. To truly come into this title he has bestowed upon me, and bloom.
Happy one year to us both, baby boy. You are so loved.
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