Shan Fernandes

27 days ago

Fun fact...or not so fun fact:
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When Kitana turned 1, we were going through such rough financial times that we couldn’t buy her a birthday cake.
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Another fact: I was dealing with Post-Partum Depression #ppd and my husband was juggling all financial, household and kid duties, while trying to understand this seemingly crazy person that inhabited his wife. At the time, none of our friends knew this.
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We somehow managed to weather through those struggles. Fast forward to today. What grew from those trying times continues to evolve into something more beautiful each day. Disclaimer: do not read “beautiful” as “perfect”.
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Our circumstances today are different but this is not to paint a picture of a now perfect family.  We’re far from that and we have a lifetime of lessons to go.
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What I want to share is that our struggles forced us to evolve together into better beings. It also magnified all the things worth celebrating.
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I will never forget that missed 1st birthday cake, the cake that had taught us to celebrate even the simplest shared milkshake. 🙏🏽 #grateful
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Fun fact...or not so fun fact: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When Kitana turned 1, we were going through such rough financial times that we couldn’t buy her a birthday cake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another fact: I was dealing with Post-Partum Depression #ppd and my husband was juggling all financial, household and kid duties, while trying to understand this seemingly crazy person that inhabited his wife. At the time, none of our friends knew this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We somehow managed to weather through those struggles. Fast forward to today. What grew from those trying times continues to evolve into something more beautiful each day. Disclaimer: do not read “beautiful” as “perfect”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our circumstances today are different but this is not to paint a picture of a now perfect family. We’re far from that and we have a lifetime of lessons to go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I want to share is that our struggles forced us to evolve together into better beings. It also magnified all the things worth celebrating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I will never forget that missed 1st birthday cake, the cake that had taught us to celebrate even the simplest shared milkshake. 🙏🏽 #grateful • • • • • #gratitude #thanksgiving #familyfirst #familygoals #familylife #familybond #marriageworks #marriagequotes #marriagegoals #relationshipgoals #momgoals #momlife #motherhoodrising #motherof3 #motherdaughtergoals #fitmom #momstrong #jiujiteira #bjjmom #jiujitsumom #orangecounty #ocbloggers #momblogger #irvinecalifornia #irvinespectrum #socalbloggerbabes #socalbloggers #lagunabeach

42 Comments

shantillycake

shantillycake

@kaitkread i’ll remember it in milkshakes and every thing regardless of size for sure💗 Happy Thanksgiving to your fam!❤️

27 days ago

shantillycake

shantillycake

@itsdubbau thank you! Stronger together!🙏🏽💪🏼💕

27 days ago

shantillycake

shantillycake

@ananthropologyof exactly!🙏🏽 grateful for these celebrations💕.

27 days ago

shantillycake

shantillycake

@yaz_cxx love this sentiment! I absolutely agree! Thank you for sharing your thoughts here too!Much love to you, your hubs, your littles and your not so littles😘.❤️

27 days ago

everydayissonday

everydayissonday

Life experiences make us so much stronger and value what’s important—family. The sacrifices you’ve made for the memories you’re creating are ********** 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

27 days ago

carlaesparza1

carlaesparza1

Love your outlook and love you!❤️🙌🏽😊

27 days ago

urbanmomspot

urbanmomspot

I bet she still thought you were the best mom ever. Parenting may be hard sometimes but totally worth it

27 days ago

askachampion

askachampion

🙏🏻🙏🏻😍

27 days ago

breeganjane

breeganjane

This is such a beautiful and inspiring story. Our valleys teach us to appreciate our mountaintops. You’re both beautiful! 😍

27 days ago

reejaderichmond

reejaderichmond

Aw you can only do so much sis ! I’m glad you are in a better place now and your little one looks so happy

27 days ago

moministadiaries

moministadiaries

We learn so much from moments like these! Hubby and I have also had this issue and it’s really helped me to focus more on what’s important. I think I may have lost my way then.

27 days ago

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27 days ago

maria.l.fernandes.965

maria.l.fernandes.965

Que lindas minha nora e netinha Deus Abençoe vocês kisses Love you ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

26 days ago

leimommy

leimommy

@shantillycake as cheesy as it sounds, that’s TRUE love...support, understanding and fighting for each other! Happy Thanksgiving to you and the fam ❤️

26 days ago

shantillycake

shantillycake

@maria.l.fernandes.965 Eu te amo😍😍😍

26 days ago

shantillycake

shantillycake

@carlaesparza1 thank you Carla! Sending love and Happy Thanksgiving!❤️❤️❤️

26 days ago

iampetronajoseph

iampetronajoseph

Awwwn Love! Thank you for sharing your struggle and triumph! Thank you 🙏🏽

25 days ago

josineidesouzalima

josineidesouzalima

Ai que delicia Quitana eu quero kkkkk

24 days ago

sociallychrissy

sociallychrissy

Omg I can so relate. I went through PPD even tried suicide and I know the life [email protected] I’m glad your family got through the trenches of the bottom now your on top

23 days ago

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