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@emilyruth86

โ€œ๐™พ๐š‘ ๐™ป๐š˜๐š›๐š ๐š”๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š™ ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š ๐™ท๐šŽ๐š•๐š™ ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š•๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š–๐šข ๐šŽ๐šข๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š ๐š’๐š๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š™๐šŽ๐š— โ€˜๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ ๐™ธ ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šŠ ๐š–๐š’๐šœ๐šœ ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š‚๐š’๐š—๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™พ๐š‘ ๐™ป๐š˜๐š›๐š ๐šœ๐š‘๐š˜๐š  ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ ๐šƒ๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐š  ๐šŠ๐š ๐šŠ๐šข ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐™ธ'๐š– ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šœ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š› '๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ ๐™ธ ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š—๐šŠ ๐š–๐š’๐šœ๐šœ ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š–๐šŽ ๐™บ๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š™ ๐š–๐šŽ ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š.โ€ . -๐™น๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š–๐šข ๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐š–๐š™- . These lyrics hit me like a ton of bricks. They are such a powerful reminder that itโ€™s SO easy to get caught up in the hustle and the trap to always do more, be more, get more, or to forget that these long, crazy, sometimes mundane days of raising little ones is SO important, the most important work Iโ€™ll ever do. I donโ€™t want to miss the amazing things God has planned for me because Iโ€™m always so focused on the next big thing I canโ€™t see the huge blessings right in front of me. Goals are great, you all know Iโ€™m very goal oriented, so Iโ€™m not saying I shouldnโ€™t keep setting and working to achieve them. Iโ€™m merely saying all too often Iโ€™m moving too fast and I forget to just slow down, be IN the moment with the ones I love, stay in that moment, and find joy in it no matter what it is.. . . . . .. . . . . #beinthemoment #gratitude #getaftergrateful #boymom #boymomx3 #stepmom #momswithmuscle #momsintofitness #marinewife #milso #militarywife #usmcfamily #campingadventures #getoutside #soakitup #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw #reallifemom #sdmom

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@fonsygirls

Little Miss Sunshine โ˜€๏ธ โ€ข Dua is zo een lieve baby. Ik heb echt geen kind aan der. Tuurlijk heeft ze ook momenten dat ze even huilt. Deze zijn wel echt zeldzaam. Ze is enorm rustig. Ze heeft een serieuze blik maar lacht ook heel vaak. Iedereen die een langere periode met haar is zegt altijd โ€œzo ze is echt rustigโ€. Ze begint nu wel der eigen karaktertje te krijgen, en het ziet ernaar uit dat ze mamaโ€™s temperament zal hebben. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿฅฐ โ€ข #daddysgirl #babygirl #girlfashionista #babyfashionista #babyfashion #babygirllove #mommylove #momsbelike #stopdropandmom #justmomlife #thisismotherhood #momlife #motherhoodintheraw #candidchildhood #honestlymothering #inbeautyandchaos #momentsinmotherhood #motherhoodjourney #momslivinghappy #simplymamahood #babygirllove #mommin #girlmomlife #lifewithababy #mumsofinsta #mumsofig #mybabyisthebest #girlmama #parents

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@momondutyblog

September was an awfully difficult month for us. A bug visited our home, leaving us all sick and unable to function. The minis missed school days, my husband and I had to slow down in our work and businesses. We were at the hospital multiple times, going through lab test after lab test. That took a toll on us physically, emotionally, and even financially. โ €โ € But as I did everything I can to make the whole family get better so I can go back to work, I missed what was truly necessary: to be fully present; to slow down; to sit with it until it gets betterโ€”because it will. โ €โ € If youโ€™re going through a tough time, hang in there!

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@cat_and_clo

\\ R A I N B O W // When I was little my dad told me that when he was a boy he was tasked with making it to the end of the rainbow to find the pot of gold. I vividly remember driving in the car with him and he told me he was passing the responsibility to me and it was a very important job. What I didn't know then was that the gold at the end of the rainbow was going to be you Chloe. One day I'll pass the job on to you too, and one day you'll know how it feels to find it โ™ฅ ๐ŸŒˆ . . . . . . . . . . . . #rainbow #gold #motherhoodrising #rainbowbaby #ig_motherhood #mytinymoments #motherhood #igmotherhood #learningthroughplay #sensoryactivity #milestones #parenthood #golden #myhonestmotherhood #childhoodmemories #mumsofinstagram #momentsinmotherhood #mumlife #motherhoodintheraw #unitedinmotherhood #slowmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #earlychildhoodeducation #motherhoodmoments #realmotherhood #sensoryplay #babysensory #nzmum #nzmums #afterthestorm

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@motherbirdla

It happens. What is your worst mom hang nightmare? One that really disappointed: We had become close during our pregnancies, were due around the same time. But after, everything changed. I couldnโ€™t figure it out initially, but the first few times we got together with our babies I would go home and cry. How was my friend making me feel like crap now that we had babies? It didnโ€™t seem intentional, yet it was so consistent. I was too overwhelmed by everything to be sure of anything other than I needed space. . . A year later I reflected and decided that there was just something very intense about what she would assert as โ€œrightโ€ and โ€œwrongโ€ and that it really pushed me because I had been in a place where everything I expected and planned was falling apart. I needed to know there were different ways of everything working out, I needed some sense of flexibility, perspective, grace... but the things she would say would make me feel like such a bad mom. Nothing crazy, but little things such as pointing out that something I was feeding my 6 month old wasnโ€™t recommended until 7 months according to a chart she would pull up... that sort of tiny detail that can make you feel like youโ€™ve just been accused of trying to choke your baby with your negligence. . . Then something else surprising happened, a year later. A childhood friend went through a harrowing NICU journey. She had so much extra to learn and keep up with, the details were life or death. Thatโ€™s when it hit me that my former friend had been through something similar. She too had a serious NICU start, but since I wasnโ€™t as close to her, and I wasnโ€™t a mom just yet during that time, I didnโ€™t have the context to get what this stuff meant to her. It made sense now, why she would be intense about details...she had to be, and I had taken it all personally. But to be fair, she hadnโ€™t awareness for my struggle either... Itโ€™s crazy how these types of things can change the whole course of a potential friendship. Maybe itโ€™s why I think we need more forums for new mothers to just connect as women, without the focus on our littles making things murky and judge-y.

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@soundscouts

Daylight savings can be a tricky one when it comes to children. We all feel the impacts, whether going into summer or winter, but those who feel it most are those with the strictest sleep schedules. Read about how a plan can help prepare your child for daylight savings. Link in bio!

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@brittbalancinglife

Sweet girl, you are more than we ever expected and better than we ever imagined. xoxo

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@shalenerobertsblog

Wherever you are, my dear, I long to be. For wherever you are, there is sunshine and light and laughter and joy.

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@_raising.arrows_

Do you ever lay in bed and just look at photos of your babies? Wonder where has the time gone? How is it that you are going to be _ age?! Here I am in bed thinking where did my baby go? I have an almost 3 year old who I adore more than anything in the world. Here I am in bed looking at my babies feeling so blessed โœจ

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@debbie_essaintials

Quality counts It feels like essential oils are popping up everywhere. With the claims they make, it's hard to know whether you're getting a good product. The problem is that essential oil companies can make any claim they want, even if they're not true. It's up to you to research where your oils come from. That's what I love about Young Living... I get to see the farms. I get to talk to the farmers. I get to see the distilleries. I've seen the testing facilities. I know that what I bring into my home is safe. I know what I'm getting. I know that my oils will do what I expect them to. These products and this lifestyle mean so much to me...I can't ever imagine not having these oils in my life.

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@herrera9282

Okay guys so I was obviously trying to make Max smile but he just wasn't having it today! Instead he gave me this look of mom leave me alone I don't want to smile! I think he was just to focused on the cars passing by that he didn't have time for photos! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Anyways he still looks super cute though and that denim jacket is everything! โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #littliam #babiesoninstagram #babiesofinstagram #babies #babieswithstyle #stylishbaby #stylishbabies #stylishbabyboy #stylishbabiesofig #instababies #trendykids_ig #babywear #babyootd #igbabymodel #childrenofig #ootd #raisingboys #boymom #modernmama #momswithstyle #momsofinstagram #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodintheraw #momswithcameras #unitedinmotherhood #momvibes #thatmomlife #lifewithkids

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@davistribeoffive

Today is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day. A day I didnโ€™t know existed until we lost our angel baby. And if youโ€™ve lost a baby, you know all too well that we remember all year long. Today we lit a candle for our Sweet Pea. ๐Ÿ’• We know God needed you sooner than we were ready for, and we canโ€™t wait to meet you in Heaven. โค๏ธ For all who have experienced this kind of heartbreak, I mourn with you. I see your strength. I keep you in my prayers always. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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@leslie_n_t

April 23, 2016. April 24, 2016. I miss you. I miss the sound of little almost-three-year-old feet pattering (running more likely!) around my home. The twin laughs that I have yet to hear. The tears I have never been able to wipe and snuggle away. The smiles I have never seen. The kisses never given. The arms never wrapped around my neck. . I am thankful for the steadfast love and faithfulness God has shown us these past three years. The gentleness with which He has lead us. The care He has surrounded us in. The joy He has given us. The peace He has set around us. The โ€œAmenโ€ He has required of us in such a valley and while totally broken. The path He has set before us to journey on, though not alone, as He will never forsake us. The race we run through His strength alone. Tears fall, but there is an unshakable knowledge that He is good. To know this to your very core. What a gift. What a blessing. . Many of my friends have lost infants this last year. Some in miscarriage, some stillbirths, and some several months after birth. A few of these have lost multiple babies in that time. I am continuing to hold you especially close and lift you up in fervent prayer. . I am no good at taking pictures off candles, so here is my contribution to the #waveoflight. . #1in4 #mynameismama #storytellingmama #motherhoodintheraw

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@ashhappyhealthyfit

Itโ€™s crazy what our bodies can do... They stretch and grow to create a freaking human. And then they go back??... how crazy is that? Well they donโ€™t really just go back.. ๐Ÿคฃ not overnight. It takes work..And honestly things are still not the same...but thatโ€™s ok! I am not the same woman before my daughter so why should I expect my body to be the same. In the last two years this little girl has made me a better and stronger woman... so letโ€™s not pretend like our bodies grew a human for 9 months... and then focus on having to get back to โ€œpre baby bodyโ€ ๐Ÿคช Why not focus on just continuing the journey to grow into your best self! Mentally, physically and hey maybe that also means fitting back in your favorite dress or jeans. Nothing wrong with shopping in your closet again!

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@mrssupermom

When people tell me to enjoy this time with my baby my pregnant self said OH YES I'm definitely going to. Now with my baby I laugh and say I try my best. Of course I love my baby but this ain't no vacation. My body and mind are healing. Im feel more exhausted at home then I did when I was working. Shes a tiny baby which means I'm changing diapers, feeding, putting baby to sleep, soothing her cries, bathing her, while also trying to eat, shower, clean, cook dinner and pump 5-7 times a day. Do you know how hard it is!? Its not fun when your day is focused on multitasking and getting through the day all alone. Im excited to go back to work but don't get it twisted, I'm sure I'm going to feel separation anxiety and i may cry and thats okay too. It gets easier! No matter how hard it gets and how stressed i may feel, every night and every morning i look at my baby and feel a happiness I've never felt before. #breastfeeding #milkymamabrandambassador #baby #parentinglife #positiveparenting #parentinggoals #parenting101 #parentingwin #momsbelike #realmoms #parenthood_unveiled #motherhoodintheraw #mymamahood #motherhood united #realmotherhood #supermom #parentingtips #momlife

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@rubyredphotographynz

He looks so harmless, doesn't he?! My black and fluro yellow eye and shattered bathroom vanity beg to differ! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Ahhhh we're still learning the ropes with this bull-in-a-china-shop, leap-first-think-second kid! He's so bubbly and fun and funny and sweet. One minute he's totally melting my heart with how unbearably cute he is. The next I'm practising all the deep breathing, calming exercises I know (and mostly failing!), so that I don't start melting down like a 3 year old myself! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@cheerstoplana_adoption_

๐Ÿ’—โ€ข Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I have attempted to post multiple times today, but honestly, am at a loss for words. What I will say is this, no matter how much time has passed, the place or space you find yourself in, the memories are present. Maybe grief lingers, maybe itโ€™s buried deep below your surface, perhaps its presently encircling your life - either way, it leaves a space that words and time donโ€™t fill even if healing is in progress.โ€ข โ€ข I just wanted to take a minute to honor all of the families here who have experienced or are experiencing a loss of their child, as well as to honor the memory of the little one(s) they love so much. I am so incredibly sorry for your pain and heartache. I am holding you in prayer and sending love that you may be embraced by the arms of our father/spirit as you process this grief and move through your healing journey. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€ข โ€ข To our 6 sweet angels, we love you always and forever. โค๏ธโ€ข โ€ข #pregnancyandinfantloss #angelbabies #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #inmemory #miscarriage #infantloss #stillbirth #waveoflight #waveoflight2019 #stillborn #pregnancyjourney #rainbowbaby๐ŸŒˆ #pregnancyloss #1in4 #1in8 #motherhoodjourney #pregnancyafterloss #pregnancylossawareness #ttcaftermiscarriage #momssupportingmoms #motherhoodintheraw #mirandasalinasco #cheerstoplana

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@the.caruso.clan

& Just like that their first #kindy transition happened. Im so glad the girls had eachother and i had @withmydarlings I just cant believe these two who were only babies like yesterday are now getting ready for kindy #whereisthswine Also how is that matching bag and same drink bottles ๐Ÿ˜‚ love these girls oh so much โ™ก

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@heartandharvestco

๐Ÿ’—โ€ข Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I have attempted to post multiple times today, but honestly, am at a loss for words. What I will say is this, no matter how much time has passed, the place or space you find yourself in, the memories are present. Maybe grief lingers, maybe itโ€™s buried deep below your surface, perhaps its presently encircling your life - either way, it leaves a space that words and time donโ€™t fill even if healing is in progress.โ€ข โ€ข I just wanted to take a minute to honor all of the families who have experienced or are experiencing a loss of their child, as well as to honor the memory of the little one(s) they love so much. I am so incredibly sorry for your pain and heartache. I am holding you in prayer and sending love that you may be embraced by the arms of our father/spirit as you process this grief and move through your healing journey. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€ข โ€ข To our 6 sweet angels, we love you always and forever. โค๏ธโ€ข โ€ข #pregnancyandinfantloss #angelbabies #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #inmemory #miscarriage #infantloss #stillbirth #waveoflight #waveoflight2019 #stillborn #pregnancyjourney #rainbowbaby๐ŸŒˆ #pregnancyloss #1in4 #1in8 #motherhoodjourney #pregnancyafterloss #pregnancylossawareness #ttcaftermiscarriage #momssupportingmoms #motherhoodintheraw #mirandasalinasco #heartandharvestco #pregnancyandadoptioncoach #fertilitycoach #adoptioncoach

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@mirandasalinasco

๐Ÿ’—โ€ข Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I have attempted to post multiple times today, but honestly, am at a loss for words. What I will say is this, no matter how much time has passed, the place or space you find yourself in, the memories are present. Maybe grief lingers, maybe itโ€™s buried deep below your surface, perhaps its presently encircling your life - either way, it leaves a space that words and time donโ€™t fill even if healing is in progress.โ€ข โ€ข I just wanted to take a minute to honor all of the families who have experienced or are experiencing a loss of their child, as well as to honor the memory of the little one(s) they love so much. I am so incredibly sorry for your pain and heartache. I am holding you in prayer and sending love that you may be embraced by the arms of our father/spirit as you process this grief and move through your healing journey. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€ข โ€ข To our 6 sweet angels, we love you always and forever. โค๏ธโ€ข โ€ข #pregnancyandinfantloss #angelbabies #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #inmemory #miscarriage #infantloss #stillbirth #waveoflight #waveoflight2019 #stillborn #pregnancyjourney #rainbowbaby๐ŸŒˆ #pregnancyloss #1in4 #1in8 #motherhoodjourney #pregnancyafterloss #pregnancylossawareness #ttcaftermiscarriage #momssupportingmoms #motherhoodintheraw #mirandasalinasco #heartandharvestco #pregnancyandadoptioncoach #fertilitycoach #adoptioncoach #youarenotalone

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@la_rainbow_mom

To my babies, your mama will always love you! ๐Ÿ‘ผ ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ ! 3 years ago yesterday, I lost my 4th baby, her name was Aero. My heart shattered into a million pieces all over again. As it had too many times before over a span of 8 years. I wasnโ€™t sure if I would recover from Aero...she had been growing fine and had a strong heartbeat for weeks before, just like before. And just like before...I was told not to worry, everything looked great, and just like before Iโ€™d go in and there would be no more heartbeat and just like before I would have to get her removed and just like before they would do tests and find nothing was wrong with her, him, them. this pain was unbearable so I started a blog called โ€œHow to not Kill yourself after a miscarriageโ€...because honestly, I was just in survival mode. . I decided the only way I would get a baby here was with God and magic! So, I stopped listening to Doctors, or anyone else and I started listening to myself. You are the expert of you! I use to tell clients that, so, I figured it was time to implement. I went down a path that everyone thought I might be nuts. I started reading and researching everything I could find on recurrent and unexplained miscarriages. I did a cleanse eating only raspberries and ginger, I got Egyptian herbs, sacred oils, I did a conception moon on a vortex on Aeroโ€™s due date, after asking my tiny spirits to come back and continue to stay with me through a labyrinth at 1am, I soaked in healing waters and lots lots more (yep! Itโ€™s all true) !!! And you know what?! I got my rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ! And heโ€™s just as magical as the road that got him here. More on my magical journey later.... . Today is pregnancy and infancy loss awareness day and though I know my tiny spirits are always with me and part of Thaddeus, I still mourn them. A couple months ago I had another miscarriage...it was sudden and I only knew I was pregnant a couple weeks, but, it brought all that heartbreak back to the surface. The journey to parenthood isnโ€™t always easy! So, please donโ€™t take for granted the miracle of creating life! Anyone currently suffering Iโ€™m sending you love, strength, light and rainbows! Iโ€™m here for you if you want to talk!

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@karinnemcconnell

Always loved, never ever forgotten. Loss is something we need to talk more about. Itโ€™s something we know happens, yet feel so alone and isolated while dealing with it. I was told that I needed to lose a few more babies before we had a reason to start looking at why I was loosing them. I didnโ€™t accept that. I knew something wasnโ€™t right. I fought and clawed my way through until I was heard. I eventually was diagnosed with #antiphospholipidsyndrome and although it was somewhat comforting to know why we had those losses, it also cut deep. If only we knew before.... if only. I encourage all women to listen to their bodies and take control. When something is wrong, donโ€™t settle until you are satisfied. Not everyone fits into the same mold. You know your own body. Period.

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@abs.in.progress

I didnโ€™t expect to be the 1 in 4...I mean who really does? โ € โ € I certainly didnโ€™t expect to have it happen again. And I absolutely didnโ€™t expect to have the myriad of complications and healing this last year has brought.โ € โ € I thought Iโ€™d have a one month old, and was so excited for my friends due in October that we would have new babies together. But instead Iโ€™ve had the privilege (because it absolutely is one) to share my story and give a voice to the countless other women who have felt alone in a hard loss. โ € โ € Our first miscarriage no one even knew for a year and I walked though it alone. This second one, due to being much further along, I had a platform to share the heartache but more importantly the Lordโ€™s FAITHFUL compassion. And what a sweet thought it is that those little ones only knew love and care and warmth and are now in His presence.โ € โ € Being the mama of these two here and our two babes in heaven is more than I can ask for. . I wrote out our story and what helped me and linked it in my bio for anyone who cares to read โ™ฅ๏ธโ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท@katlynrosephoto โ € #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness

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@pinkgrapefruitoils

Hereโ€™s a little life hack for ya. Every time I go to the grocery store with my girls these days, they are begging me to get pumpkins to carve out Jack o Lanterns. Itโ€™s such a fun activity to do with my girls. We do it every year, but Iโ€™ve always tried to wait until the last minute because moldy, fuzzy, face-melting Jack-o-Lanterns are not so fun. Whoโ€™s with me here? Well a few years ago, I saw this amazing oil hack and since then we do this every year. Did you know Thieves will make your Jack-o- Lanterns last a bit longer? It literally had my pumpkins last about a week longer than usual. Here's all you do: Make a 1 oz. spray with 10 drops of Thieves, a squirt of witch hazel and fill the rest distilled water. Or you can be lazy like me and use your Thieves spray or your Thieves Household cleaner. Spray it all over your carved pumpkin, inside and out. Jack will thank you for prolonging his life.

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@ks.knowles

Kade Bennett, you may not live in my arms but you live in my heart and memories. A new picture of you. One Iโ€™ve never shared before. Because I love you. Because youโ€™re beautiful. Because I miss you. Because you should be here. Because itโ€™s been two years. Because I have to live the rest of my life without you. Because I never get to wipe a tear from your chubby cheeks. Oh wait...I did, but it was mine as I kissed you goodbye. Because Iโ€™ll never get to tuck you in bed. Never wake you up on Christmas morning. Never sing Happy Birthday to your smiling face. Never meet any of your friends. Never welcome you and a partner into our home. Never sit beside you on your wedding day. Never attend any school events. Never see you graduate. Because youโ€™re gone. Because as dark turned to dawn without you, the sun somehow rose again And I want to celebrate you. Because you are my son, my first born, and I am your mother. I walk for you, talk for you, breathe for you. Because you are our little bagel bite. A brother. A grandson. A nephew. A cousin. Simply, You are mine. I am 1 in 4. #infantlossawarenessmonth #stormbaby #waveoflight #kadebennett #1in4 #lifeafterloss #pretermlaborawareness #blaw #motherhoodintheraw #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawarenessweek

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@eversohomely

TODAY IS #WORLDFOODDAY Did you know that cutting back on your own food waste is one of the few personal habits that can help our planet? You canย  #countmeinย to make a small change.ย Already in our household we meal plan for the month ahead, freeze pre-cooked meals, store foods effectively in both fridge & the freezer as well as only buy what we need and is on the list. Not only this we started our own worm farm to reduce further food wastage going into landfill! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Did you know Australia wastes 7.3 million tonnes of food each year ๐Ÿ‘‰Did you know Australians waste a whopping 298 kgs per person every year ๐Ÿ‘‰Did you know the average household can save up to $3000 by not wasting food. Food waste contributes to climate change by creating 8% of greenhouse gases. Cutting back on our individual food waste is one of the few personal habits that help the planet. Its time to make a simple pledge toย  #Countmeinย by starting with something simple from meal planning, looking at what you have before you buy more or cooking up what youโ€™ve got. Small changes count. Simplify your home and life ๐Ÿ™Œ and start doing your but for our planet ๐ŸŒ @ozharvest #fightfoodwaste #takeaction #climatechange

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@samiwhiteblog

Do you know who you are when the world goes silent? When the voices of those around you are quiet; when the bright screen of your phone fades; when the noises of the world cease. โ€ข Who are you? When you stop worrying about what others think; when you quit believing that everyone is judging you; when you let go of the irrational fear of not being enough. โ€ข Who is the real you? Behind the noise and chatter; behind the carefully constructed words on the screen; behind the names your peers have labeled you. โ€ข Are you enough? Do you matter? Are you the real you? โ€ข Hi, Iโ€™m Sam ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป And I believe the real you is enough, the real you matters. โค๏ธ

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@thatkindredlife

Just a girl and her bunny โค๏ธ We got her preschool photos back today and OH MY GOODNESS. Guys, my daughter is so cute ๐Ÿ˜ I canโ€™t wait to hand these out to everyone I know ๐Ÿ˜‚ - - - - - - - #joyfulmamas #mymamahood #ohheymamas #motherhoodrising #everysquareastory #vintagebabe #lifestylephotos #purelyauthenticchildhood #motherhoodintheraw #raw_cuteness #thehappynow #mytinytribe #mybabygirl #growingtoofast #boldemotionalcolorful

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@giseleblakerdesigns

โœจ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ’ฆโœจ

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@court.morrison

The path to inner peace begins with 2 simple words. โฃ โฃ Taco. Bell. ๐ŸŒฎ

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@meet.the.furners

I could hold you forever little guy ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s crazy just how noticeably different our boys are already, even from the moment they were born- Arlo cried, Freddie didnโ€™t. Arlo with blonde hair, blue eyes and a ridiculously receding hairline, Freddie with black hair and strangely black eyes. Arlo poops soooo much, Freddie was a once a week kind of man. At almost four weeks old Arlo is now exactly the same size in every way as Freddie was when he was born at 39 weeks gestation. I didnโ€™t think Arlo was really that small but holding him now and knowing this was what we were holding last year with our big boy Freddie is pretty strange. Did everyone else have completely different newborns? It almost feels like being a first timer again, with a small little helper to throw in the mix ๐Ÿ˜…

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@michellekoch.me

I hear pretty often "You're always so happy and positive!" and "You're so patient with your kids!" And I just hope to encourage you with this, because it doesn't come naturally. The way you look at life, the words that come out of your mouth, and the way you feel about yourself are directly caused by the thoughts you're thinking. And the thoughts you're thinking are a direct result of what you're consuming. If you put gasoline in a diesel engine, it will break down. If you put only junk food into your body, it's going to break down. If you follow people that make you feel bad about yourself, watch shows that tell you everything you need to fix and who you need to be, are around people who complain a lot, or only read things that cause a rise of fear in you, of course your mind is going to betray you. What I choose to consume either gives me energy or takes it away. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 The RESULTS of filling your head with Jesus and the word of God is joy, goodness, patience, kindness! Isn't that awesome? It's evidence of God working in our lives. It literally can't be contained and spills over into every area of your life. When I find myself lacking in one of these areas, it's a big clue that I've slacked off and need to humbly return to Jesus because I need His help. He's for you, and He laid out the roadmap to life for you. Let it breathe life into you โœจ๐Ÿ’›

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@great.scotts

My little rock hunter. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ My parents have a corner of their yard with this pretty winding path, and when Desmond started running around over here with a rock in each hand, it reminded me of Emme 5 years ago. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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@hotmessmomtribe

I donโ€™t talk about it much, especially not on social media, but that doesnโ€™t mean I donโ€™t think about it often. I am 1 in 4. Monkey is my Rainbow Baby and Bean my Pot of Gold. I know that I am one of the lucky ones, and I donโ€™t take my sweet babies for granted for a single minute. My journey to motherhood was complicated. On the outside it felt like I was traveling a long and winding road with obstacles around every turn, while inside, trying to navigate the widest spectrum of emotions I have ever known. High highs and low lows, hope and regret, guilt and joy. There were times in my life when being a mother was the last thing I wanted, and times when I wanted it so desperately my heart hurt from the longing. There were times when I felt like I was able to control my body and fate and times when my body failed me and I felt like a stranger in my own skin. 1 in 4. That means that at least a handful of the women on my friends list understands the struggle (as might some of the men in their lives). And while none of us share the same story, we have all felt the same pain, cried the same tears, and wondered what if... too many times to count. Itโ€™s a sisterhood I wouldnโ€™t wish on anyone. I may not talk about it much, but that doesnโ€™t mean I am not willing. If you are 1 in 4 and need an ear, I am glad to lend it. No one should have to suffer through loss in silence. . . . . . . . . . . . #pregnancylossawarenessday #pregnancyloss #miscarriagesupport #oneinfour #oneinfourwomen #rainbowbaby #potofgold #monkeyandbean #infertility #dearbabylist #october15thispregnacyandinfantlossawarnessday #motherhoodthroughig #motherhoodintheraw #honestmotherhood #vulnerabilityisstrength #sisterhood

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@teampatel6

We donโ€™t have the biggest house or the most fancy finishes. But man do we have love, fun, silliness, cozy togetherness. Thatโ€™s really all that matters โค๏ธ btw.. in the first pic, Jaina is under the pile ๐Ÿคช #itshappyhere #teampatel6 #myloves #ourlovelylife #alwaysinthekitchen

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@lifestyle_with_b

Interrupting your beautiful feed to share this stunning photo my husband took of me last year. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„ He shared this with me last night. I used to be a really great prankster... icy hot on the toilet seat, syrup in the shampoo bottle to name a couple ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Itโ€™s been a while, Iโ€™m thinking I need to lighten up! Whatโ€™s your best prank? ๐Ÿ˜

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@isabel_the_mama

Alexis and I did a little thanksgiving day baking while Daniel napped. Baking with a toddler isnโ€™t the most relaxing experience! But itโ€™s an experience none the less! These are the moments she lives for. I time lapsed it because everything takes longer when toddlers are involved, am I right?! If you watch closely youโ€™ll see her smelling everything, putting her face nearly in the bowl, showing her belly button, and just being adorable! And in the end, the blueberry muffins were delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ Whatโ€™s your favourite thing to bake? #bakingwithtoddlers #thesearethemoments #momanddaughtertime #toddlermomlife #motherhoodintheraw #keepingitreal #timelapsevideo #realmotherhood #mamaoftwo #mommingsohard #blueberrymuffins #beinggoofy #toddlertimes #liveyourlifenow #makingmemoriestogether #cherishthemoments #thisistwo #qualitytimetogether #canadianmama #blessedheart #tastetester #madewithlove #mamalife #motherhoodmoments

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@justyouraverage_rose

Itโ€™s Wednesday Little Darlings and we are out in the sun along the coast today. Walking is one of my fav form of keeping active and as a bonus Octavia gets a good sleep (she cat naps) and for me itโ€™s good mentally to be out near the ocean to clear my head and get some vitamin D! Iโ€™m celiac so itโ€™s easy for my iron and Vitamin D levels to drop amongst other things - plus if you spend long hours working inside, like I used to it helps to even get some sun for even 10mins a day. Itโ€™s easy to forget to do things just for yourself some days but itโ€™s my goal to try even have 10-20mins where I do something for me like sitting outside, reading or a toilet break ALL by myself! What do you do just for yourself?! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

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@brittanihayes

I am so excited for Sol!! She just claimed a work from phone position with me and will now be bringing in an income all off her smartphone!!! โ € I canโ€™t wait to show her how Iโ€™ve used my smartphone to retire my husband and create the life of my dreams! I know itโ€™s going to be such a blessing for her and her sweet family!! โ € Why not you? Imagine how big of a blessing an extra source of income would be for your family too? โœจ Text|OPPORTUNITY to 2 1 4 : 2 1 2 : 7 5 6 0 to work off your smartphone with me! โ € โ € #momof5 #empoweringwomen #beyou #relentless #sahm #workingmom #motherhood #workfromhome #faithoverfear #momlife #opportunity #momblogger #makeitrain #motherhoodintheraw #momsofinsta #momsofinstagram #millionairemindset #girlssupportgirls #newlife #girlmom #workhardplayhard #liveyourlife #loveyourlife #bigfamilylife #bestyou #bestlife #changeyourlife #change #bigfamilylove #teenmom

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@trish_uhh2113

This is Carson. I had him when I was 20 years old and heโ€™s the best thing to ever happen to me. When youโ€™re young with your first kid and hardly any influences on being a mom. You figure everything out the hard way. Iโ€™ve thought he was ready for potty training when he was two and โ€œwanted toโ€ only to go through thousands of undies. Also society told me he was ready to. Society also told me strict discipline along with chores from year one would be the only way for him to learn to be a good person. Guess what fam, we donโ€™t discipline. We talk it out. We use words of affirmation and words of encouragement. But guess what, if someoneโ€™s hurt heโ€™s the first to pick them up. If someoneโ€™s being bullies heโ€™s the first to be their friend. Heโ€™s the first to give money, clothes, or toys to the homeless. And THE very first to ask me how Iโ€™m doing today. Because Iโ€™ve explained everything the good, bad, and ugly. The reality, although not always pretty, he believes he can be the one to help make it better. We donโ€™t discipline because itโ€™s not for us. Talking it out is whatโ€™s for us and heโ€™s the most appreciative and respective person Iโ€™ve even met including adults. Donโ€™t give into society. Only parents know what works for them, just listen to your babies.

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@mamabaersaunders

This girl adores animals and babies. She knows what a cow, dinosaur, bear, elephant, kitty cat, and dog are. She loves giving her stuffed animals snuggles and kisses. And she adores her babydoll. She gives it open mouth kisses and had to take it with her everywhere. Canโ€™t believe sheโ€™s almost 1! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ #babybug watchmckinleygrow #mytinytribe #mamacita #daddio #motherhoodintheraw #littlemomentsofhappiness #mamasgotthis #ohmamamoment #mommystatus #mommaandme #mommylifestyle #mommalife #mommydiaries #momlove #mamahood #babygirl #toddlerhood #bloggermom #mommymode #momliferocks #ohheymama #momswhoblog #wondermom #momsoninstagram #ladybug #mysnugglebug

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@clarissarochaaa

My. Life ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #momlife

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@lifewithkidsblog

I like to pretend that I have everything together, thatโ€™s the enneagram 3 in me. But can I tell you a secret? I donโ€™t. And sharing that on here is terrifying because...now yโ€™all know that I fail at things. I mean some things are a little easier to admit to than others, like how my body is basically incapable of reproducing - thank you science and IVF intervention for all of the much needed assistance. Vacuuming the house, making the bed, doing the laundry, feeding the animals, and baking a pie...I can do all of those things. Iโ€™m an achiever and I like to be acknowledged for what I can do. I also like to do the things I know I can do - stretching myself and showing vulnerability is not my strong suit. Sometimes being a parent is extremely tiring, I donโ€™t talk about it much because my lifeโ€™s motto is โ€œIโ€™m fine, itโ€™s going to be fine, everything is okayโ€ and I try not to dwell on the negative. I got lost in that way too much during the depths of our infertility. But this 3 kids thing is way different than I imagined. Each child demands different emotions and attention. What works for one child doesnโ€™t always work for the others. Ellie needs a lot of encouragement when sheโ€™s faced with challenges. Finnley needs an incredible amount of reassurance and emotional support. Sรฉamus needs us to be in his eyesight at all times and is so very busy getting into absolutely everything- there are hardly any breaks throughout the day. Our mornings are crazy busy with making lunches, getting everyone ready, making sure that potty trips have happened, diapers changed, breakfast ate, and that I have all the things we need for the day ready to go and all of us loaded up and in the car for the 30 minute drive to Ellieโ€™s school. I donโ€™t always keep my cool and find myself apologizing on the drive. Oh and yes, my shirt is on inside out...I figured that out after school drop offs this morning ๐Ÿ™„

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@my.sunday.mornings

Is it just me, or do all babies just happen to have that โ€˜zoolanderโ€™ pose ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@ashieannefit4

Well over a year stand between these two pictures. On the right (July 2018): I was about 3 months post baby number 2 getting ready to jump into my first full workout program postpartum. Exclusively breastfeeding, staying home with my not yet 2 year old daughter & growing a health and wellness business during nap time ๐Ÿ˜„ On the left (September 2019): Full on mom to an 18 month old little boy & 3 year old little girl. Where my days right now look like potty training hell and fighting why one of them are awake at 2 AM again ๐Ÿคฃ At first when I put these side by side and realized how much time has been in between them I felt alittle discouraged, but then I remember literally just talking to @bfit_bbold on our interview tonight about SLOW AND STEADY WIN THE RACE in this lifestyle you guys. ๐Ÿ‘ This hasnt even been linear progress. I've been bad with my nutriton for weeks, I went through a season of losing too much weight..too much muscle, and I've had to work on really fueling my body and eating in a calorie surplus not calorie maintenance to see the results I wanted to see ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช After realizing all that, I also realized that I'm proud asf that this is sustainable!! From 2014-2017 I tried to do health and fitness on my own and saw little to 0 REAL sustainable results.. From 2017-2019 I've lost baby number 1 weight (that I held on to for 9 months), maintained a healthy baby number 2 pregnany, lost the baby weight again while breastfeeding both my babies for 13 months or more, built muscle, got better, and reached new heights. I am not saying this to brag or bc that picture is so amazing. I'm saying that bc if I can do those things..it should tell Y O U that you can definitely do it too. Trust me I'm the hot mess mom ๐Ÿคฃ this is simple. It just takes effort. And mama, I know you know what that is. If I can do it, hold onto it.. so can you babe.

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@virtualangiie

If I know what โค๏ธ is . it is because of you my son shine ๐Ÿ˜˜ .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  .โ  #virtualangiie #virtualassistant #creativeVA #hireava #workfromhomemommy #workfromhomelife #smallbusinessowners #businessbabe #ladybossbabe #bossdiva #shemeansbusiness #multitaskingmum #workingmum #entrepreneurlifestyle #sydneybusiness #virtualassistance #familytime #qualitytimewithhim #mylife #miracleoflife #lifeisagift #motherhoodintheraw #momoftoddler #mommyslove #momandson #proudmotherโ 

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@ajriemer

Oh my sweet, sweet child. Today has been one of those exhausting days, where I was always one step behind; I could not get ahead today. โ€ข But this girl.. she makes it all worth it. No matter what stage of life we are in and no matter what new struggles arise on the daily, just looking at her makes me know everything will be okay. She makes it all okay. โค๏ธ โ€ข Anyone else feeling like thereโ€™s not enough time in a day lately?! Oofta, the days just seem to get away from me. But tomorrow is a brand new day and Iโ€™m determined to make it a good one. โ€ข How about you? Are ya with me? ๐Ÿคฉ โ€ข #motherhoodintheraw #realmotherhood #toddlermom #toddlermama

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@mommyknew

Last week we went to an eco park called @paipaiecotourismpark just outside of #ensenada. Let me tell you it's a bit of a drive but it was tons of fun and the drive is beautiful, you can look at the ocean almost the whole way there. We went for a school activity where we got to play / compete with our kid, our prize? Literally the joy in our kid's face as she saw us get 100% into it. We also got to see our kid play with her school friend in a way that we haven't been able to do so. We learned who her best friend is and we also met a kid who made her cry and was being mean to her. The first was wonderful the second not so much but I was able to tell that kid that what she was doing wasn't ok, btw, no one was around to tell her that, so I had to, but don't worry I was kind but firm and hopefully she now knows that it's not ok to be mean. . . . #teammotherly #unitedinmotherhood #momswithcameras #mommymoments #toddlersofinstagram #babiesofinstagram #bestofmom #simplymamahood #honestlymothering #cameramama #raisingthefuture #documentyourdays #motherly #instamama #momlifestyle #mytinytribe #motherhoodintheraw #mumswhostyle #littlemomentsofhappiness #mamasgotthis

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@inmyredhighheels

Just a casual shopping trip.

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@dotboxed

๐ŸšจREAD TO THE END๐Ÿšจ This CAMO ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜... we are a camo lover here. What about you? I made this into a SPECIAL product made for my boys that I know you will love it too! For now.. you can order it in a Minky blanket, swaddle blanket and crib sheet!. . โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธI am looking to have some kiddos join us to display our goodies in exchange for a HUGE discount! If you are interested send me a message!. . . . . #nestingly #simplethingsmadebeautiful #treasuringlittlememories #mom_hub #let_there_be_delight #theheartcaptured #pocket_sweetness #momentsofmine #adventuresofchildren #littlestoriesoflife #worldoflitles #babyhood #shared_joy #ministylekids #happylittlewanders #childhood #momentslikethese #modernmom #momtips #justbaby #dotboxed #babyblogger #momlifeisthesbestlife #mamabear #motherhoodintheraw #realmotherhood #mommymoments #brandrepsearch #thesincerestoryteller #ohheymama

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@ourlloydlove

Motherhood is kicking my hiney these days! With three whiny, needy, competitive, toddlers two of which have been toying with the idea of potty training. I havenโ€™t been great at staying calm all the time. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™m doing @simplyonpurpose โ€œno yellโ€ challenge that begins tomorrow and Iโ€™m stoked to have these few days to become a calmer, more control mom. If you want to join me head over to her page for the details. Whoโ€™s in?! . . . . #livethelittlethings #postthepeople #letthembelittle #thatsdarling #momlife #thehappynow #vscomom #candidchildhood #habitandhome #simplemoments #thepursuitofjoyproject #childhoodunplugged #momtogs #mymammahood #motherhoodintheraw #littleandbrave #twinmom #humansofjoy

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@erin_marie_deck

Dude, we are all just trying our best. Way to go fellow mamas!!!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š #yougotthis Tag a mama whoโ€™s killing it!

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@twoboysonepup

It just seems like sometimes having a twin can make the simple things, more fun than I could ever imagine๐Ÿคท. #identicaltwins #twinboys #twins #twinmom

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@kinseydulaney

Even on the days where I stand in my kitchen and spy smushed banana in the couch pillow, a hundred corn kernels spread out all over the floor, chocolate milk spilled on the bench, an entire wipes container along with 62536252 wipes that Kate pulled out and a gaggle of crumbs beneath my feet at every step, itโ€™s still a blessing. At least thereโ€™s a mess to clean. Thereโ€™s remnants of little ones. As mothers, our babies are our world. Yes I know itโ€™s exhausting. I know it can feel like the clean up will never end, but instead of complaining about the mess, be thankful for it. Cherish the long days, because days without these kiddos feel longer. Days following the loss of a child feel as if they never begin or end. Itโ€™s a completely different mess to wade through. . . If you know a Mom who has struggled with infertility, lost a child, carried a baby who they did not get to meet or met their child only to not be able to take them home, message those Moms. Call them. Hold their hand during the despair. Love them completely. Be there with them as they navigate their tragedy...and donโ€™t ever take for granted the little messes you have waiting for you to clean up.

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@caleali

Billie and Troy pretended they were puppies during our visit to Gardner Village today. They were crawling around on their hands and knees and doggy piling on top of each other whilst giggling uncontrollably. It was hilariously adorable. (Swipe to see for yourself). ๐Ÿ˜‚ They are the cutest little cousins. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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@whitneybarr01

My constant in the midsts of the crazy๐Ÿ˜ . 11 years together and the one thing that has never changed- Caleโ€™s unwavering love for me. . Even in our darkest moments, I know 100% that this man loves me more than anythingโค๏ธ . He has a heart of gold and is truly one of a kind. . So when I look at Harrison and fear rushes over me, wondering if Iโ€™ll be able to raise a kind, respectful, and caring son, I remind myself all will be okay because he has the best role model out thereโค๏ธ #myfavoriteperson

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@terrancesparents

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ #BOOBITCH

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@clicklovegrow

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@restoredsleepconsult

Is this you? Are you beyond exhausted? Have you tried everything and nothing has worked? Overwhelmed with conflicting advice you hear everywhere you turn? Give me a call and let's chat. I would love to hear what is going on and tell you about what I do. My passion is helping moms who find themselves in your exact spot. I've been there. Hard is an understatement.

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@milkymummanutrition

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@jessicajeanwalters

The last couple of weeks have been hard and overwhelming in motherhood to say the least. Sometimes we have really good days and other days I feel like Iโ€™m failing. The last two weeks, Iโ€™ve felt like I have failed them every single day. Itโ€™s been hard. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or stressed, my instant reaction is to retreat, to not talk about it, to avoid the pain. If something isnโ€™t fun or happy, or fulfilling, I just like to ignore it ๐Ÿ™ˆ #enneagram7 sometimes this serves me, sometimes it doesnโ€™t. But today, Iโ€™m going to talk about it because apparently thatโ€™s what people do to maintain good mental health lol. #sotheytellme Today, I wanna tell you guys two things and I hope it resonates with you. 1. Mamas, know that you are not alone in your struggles. Thereโ€™s a whole community here for you. Please reach out to me any time youโ€™re overwhelmed because I get it! This season of raising these little humans is freaking hard. And I know itโ€™s rewarding too, but itโ€™s exhausting, itโ€™s isolating, itโ€™s overwhelming, itโ€™s a lottt sometimes. And we shouldnโ€™t ever be doing it alone. I am always a listening ear. 2. Make sure you do something that brings you fulfillment, mama. And yes, I know our children are fulfilling. But do something for YOU. I cannot stress this enough. Get a hobby. Start a business. Get a gym membership. Learn a new skill. Knit a scarf. Go get coffee with a friend. Get your nails done. Set goals for yourself. Figure out what makes you come alive and do that. Do what sets your soul on fire. Find that fulfillment. I promise you, you have time for it. In fact, you donโ€™t have time to not fill your cup. As mothers, it is so important that we do this. Well thatโ€™s my rant for tonight. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. And why yes, that IS diaper cream all over my couch. Lovely, isnโ€™t it? August had fun with that little masterpiece. Washing those cushions is on my long list of things to do this month.

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@dollanddye

One year ago today, I was exactly 40 weeks pregnant. Uncomfortable in every way and anxiously awaiting someone's arrival... While also looking forward to being able to walk more than 200 meters without feeling like my bladder would burst. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Flash forward to one year later - here we are! He didn't make his big debut for another 5 days, but boy was he ever worth the wait! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’•

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@jessicabturner

I was convinced that my body would never be the same; that I was destined to slip back into that place of self-hate and no self-esteem because of it. I was convinced that I would never feel sexy again; that my husband would secretly daydream about the wife he once had before kids, negatively impacting the love we shared for one another. I was convinced that I would never feel comfortable in my own skin after carrying twins; that they would leave me with a body that I would never quite feel at home in. . I convinced myself of all of these things every single night during my pregnancy. I would remove the clothes hiding my insecurities and would be forced to face them as I sat sobbing in the bathtub. . But I would never dare share any of it (and still don't much to this day) because the guilt I experienced for even worrying about such things was more crippling than the reality of it. Here I was still fairly early in my pregnancy at this point but very much a stranger in my own body due to the transformation unfolding in front of my eyes, praying for yet another day. Another day to grow my babies within this body that I had already come to hate. . Within the body that couldn't support them the way it was meant to leading to signs of premature labor at merely 26 weeks. I hated watching my body morph into something that seemed so far away from what I had worked so hard to achieve, but I knew it was necessary if I ever wanted to meet my girls. . Looking back I wish I could tell myself to let go of those lies. YES my body would never be the same because it carried two precious lives all the way to 35 weeks (something I'm forever grateful for!) BUT it would emerge better in every way possible! With dedication and hard work, consistency and time, my strength would return, my endurance would re-emerge, and my energy would skyrocket EVEN after having kids! But I didn't just wake up in this place. It took me making a decision to do something different to achieve an outcome that looked different. It was more important to me to be a strong, confident, happy example for my girls than it did staying stuck where I was.

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@journeyupkate

FYI: I have at least one child on my lap in nearly every photo on my phone. Oh, and theyโ€™re mostly selfies in my kitchen. Because, mom life. Also because, snacks. . There are moments like these we pause to capture. Those are the ones on our phones, but think about how many other moments we live. There are hard times we never capture and certainly wouldnโ€™t share if we did. There are also countless benign moments that string together to form some of the most beautiful and meaningful aspects of our lives. But those images arenโ€™t on our feeds. They are important though. Capture them with your eyes, embrace them with your breath and practice gratitude. . . . . . . . . . . . . #JourneyUp #balancedlife #igkansascity #kcmom #kcblogger #mothertomother #postpartumdepression #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #mentalwellness #midwestblogger #motherhoodrising #herviewfromhome #momblogger #kansascitymom #thisismotherhood #mynameismama #momswhowrite #mindfulmama #gratitudeattitude #breatheinbreatheout

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@janieclopton

๐™ฝ๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ: ๐–ข๐–บ๐—‡ ๐—๐–พ ๐–ฟ๐—‚๐—‹๐—Œ๐— ๐—ƒ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐— ๐—๐–บ๐—„๐–พ ๐–บ ๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐—Ž๐—๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—๐—๐—‹๐—ˆ๐— ๐—‚๐— ๐–ป๐–บ๐–ผ๐—„ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—‰๐—‹๐–พ๐–ผ๐—‚๐—Œ๐–พ๐—…๐—’ 1 ๐—๐–พ๐–พ๐—„ ๐–บ๐—€๐—ˆ ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—Œ๐–พ ๐–ผ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—Œ ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐–พ ๐–บ๐–ผ๐—๐—Ž๐–บ๐—…๐—…๐—’ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ (๐˜™๐˜๐˜—) ๐™ฝ๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š ๐š˜: ๐–ข๐–บ๐—‡ ๐—๐–พ ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐— ๐—ƒ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐— ๐–บ๐–ฝ๐—‹๐–พ๐—Œ๐—Œ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐–ฟ๐–บ๐–ผ๐— ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐—๐—ˆ๐— ๐–ผ๐—‹๐–บ๐—“๐—’ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐–บ๐–ฝ ๐—‚๐— ๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—†๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–บ๐— ๐—๐—ˆ๐—†๐–พ๐—‡ ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐— ๐–ฝ๐–บ๐—’๐—Œ ๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—๐—๐–บ๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—’ ๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—‰๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐–ฝ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—๐–บ๐—๐–พ ๐–บ "๐–ป๐—Ž๐—†๐—‰" ๐Ÿคฏ ๐–ฒ๐–พ๐—‹๐—‚๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐—…๐—’ ๐—๐—๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—€๐—. ๐–ง๐–บ๐—Œ ๐—Œ๐—ˆ๐–ผ๐—‚๐–พ๐—๐—’ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐—ˆ๐–ผ๐—‚๐–บ ๐—†๐–พ๐–ฝ๐—‚๐–บ ๐—†๐–บ๐–ฝ๐–พ ๐—Ž๐—Œ ๐–บ๐—…๐—… ๐—Œ๐—ˆ ๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐—…๐—…๐—ˆ๐— ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—‚๐—‡๐—Œ๐–พ๐–ผ๐—Ž๐—‹๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–บ๐— ๐—๐–พ ๐–ฟ๐–พ๐–พ๐—… ๐—…๐—‚๐—„๐–พ ๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—…๐–ฝ ๐—๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—๐–บ๐—‰๐—‰๐–พ๐—‡๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—‚๐—‡๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–พ ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐—Ž๐—Œ ๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐–บ๐—Œ ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—‡๐—€ ๐–บ๐—Œ ๐—‰๐—ˆ๐—Œ๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ป๐—…๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐–บ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‚๐–ฝ ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—ˆ๐—„๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ "๐—…๐–บ๐—‹๐—€๐–พ" ๐–บ๐— ๐–บ๐—…๐—… ๐–ผ๐—ˆ๐—Œ๐—? ๐–ฃ๐—ˆ๐—‡'๐— ๐—€๐–พ๐— ๐—†๐–พ ๐—๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—‡๐—€, ๐—‚๐— ๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—๐–บ๐—„๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—Œ๐—ˆ๐—†๐–พ ๐—†๐–บ๐—ƒ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐–บ๐–ฝ๐—ƒ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—€๐–พ๐— ๐—Ž๐—Œ๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐—‰๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–บ๐— ๐—†๐—’ ๐–ป๐—ˆ๐–ฝ๐—’ ๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—๐–บ๐—„๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–พ ๐–พ๐—๐–พ๐—‹๐—’ ๐–ฝ๐–บ๐—’, ๐–ป๐—Ž๐— ๐—‚ ๐–บ๐—† ๐—‡๐–พ๐—๐–พ๐—‹ ๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐—ˆ๐—‡๐–พ ๐—Œ๐–พ๐–ผ๐—ˆ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Ž๐—‰๐—Œ๐–พ๐— ๐–ป๐—’ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—๐–บ๐—’ ๐—†๐—’ ๐—€๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—‚๐—Œ ๐–ผ๐—๐–บ๐—‡๐—€๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—†๐—’ ๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‰๐—‰๐–พ๐–บ๐—‹๐–บ๐—‡๐–ผ๐–พ ๐—ˆ๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐–ฝ๐–บ๐—‚๐—…๐—’. ๐–จ ๐–บ๐—† ๐–ป๐—…๐–พ๐—Œ๐—Œ๐–พ๐–ฝ, ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–พ๐–ฝ, ๐—‰๐—‹๐—‚๐—๐—‚๐—…๐–พ๐—€๐–พ๐–ฝ, ๐—…๐—Ž๐–ผ๐—„๐—’, ๐—๐—๐–บ๐—‡๐—„๐–ฟ๐—Ž๐—…, ๐—€๐—‹๐–บ๐—๐–พ๐–ฟ๐—Ž๐—…, ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—๐—Ž๐—†๐–ป๐—…๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐–ป๐–พ ๐–บ๐–ป๐—…๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐–พ๐—๐–พ๐—‡ ๐—›๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐–บ "๐–ป๐—Ž๐—†๐—‰". ๐–ง๐—ˆ๐— ๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐—…๐—…๐—ˆ๐— ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐–พ๐—…๐–ฟ ๐–บ๐–ป๐—Œ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–ป๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—๐–บ๐—‡๐— ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–พ ๐–บ ๐—€๐—‚๐–ฟ๐— ๐—Œ๐—ˆ ๐—‰๐—‹๐–พ๐–ผ๐—‚๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—Œ? ๐–  ๐—€๐—‚๐–ฟ๐— ๐—๐—๐–บ๐— ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐–ซ๐–ฎ๐–ญ๐–ฆ ๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—‡๐–พ๐—๐–พ๐—‹ ๐—‹๐–พ๐–ผ๐–พ๐—‚๐—๐–พ? ๐–ณ๐—๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—‡๐—ˆ๐— ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—† ๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐—†๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‡๐—’๐—ˆ๐—‡๐–พ ๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐— ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—‹๐–พ, ๐–ป๐—Ž๐— ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐–ป๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐–บ๐—๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ๐—‡๐–พ๐—Œ๐—Œ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–บ๐—‰๐—‰๐—‹๐–พ๐–ผ๐—‚๐–บ๐—๐—‚๐—ˆ๐—‡ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ. ๐–ณ๐—๐–บ๐—‡๐—„ ๐—’๐—ˆ๐—Ž, ๐–ซ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–ฝ ๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—€๐—‚๐–ฟ๐— ๐–บ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜†, ๐–บ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜†, ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–บ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ. ๐Ÿ’™

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@laurenhenesy

Today is 10/15 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day ๐Ÿ’— Something Iโ€™ve experienced. Something thatโ€™s very near and dear to me. Just like anything else, unless youโ€™ve experienced it, you have 0๏ธโƒฃ concept of the kind of heartache, reminders and repercussions that come along with it. I also experienced secondary pregnancy loss this past Spring. Which came along with another basket of struggles. ๐Ÿงบ Reflecting on all this today this hit me harder than I expected, so Iโ€™m continuing to keep it real with you all whoโ€™ve been so kind and supportive every time I share my pregnancy journey. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Then, this afternoon, I did the best thing I could possibly think of to remember my angle babies and help the world that my rainbow baby lives in... I planted a tree!!!๐ŸŒณ Yes I transplanted a seedling that was growing in one of my pots in my new big backyard! My dream is to watch it grow big and strong over the years as we remember our losses and use them into gratitude for the gift of our wonderful daughter. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ To all my other 1 in 4 women... All my love and light to you and your angel babies today! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’– | @amandavickcreative

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@jessica__pace

Take a few seconds, and imagine what you want your life to be like 5 years from now. 10 years. โฃ โฃ Dream about it. Plan it. Take action. None of it will happen by just thinking about it. And taking action will probably be out of your comfort zone but thatโ€™s when you see change. Change is what youโ€™re dreaming about right? So take a deep breath & do it! Then thank yourself later for all the good that comes from it!โฃ โฃ As for me, Iโ€™m dreaming of that pearly, white dream car parked in my garage, trips for my family, financial freedom... and itโ€™s crazy to say that itโ€™s not that far away because of this โ€œshampoo bizโ€. And Iโ€™m bringing my team with me. And guess what, youโ€™re invited too girlfriend๐Ÿ˜‰โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ #jessicapace #healthyhairrevolution #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw #healthyhairtips #changeisgood #dreambig #goaldigger #monathair #monathaircare #idahoblogger #utahblogger #ukblogger #canadablogger #uofidaho #fallstyle #ootd #workfromhomemom

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@jessleighanne.austin

Kissing and snuggling away the last day of having a ONE YEAR OLD before heโ€™s the big T โ€ข W โ€ข O ๐ŸŽ‰

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@k.mcgilvray

Sometimes you temporarily forget the loss and then the smallest thing brings it roaring back. Itโ€™s been 3.5 years and two healthy babies later but Iโ€™ll never forget that day. Iโ€™ve never felt so betrayed by my own body. Something in me told me that not everything was right with my pregnancy but I hoped. I told people and I was so excited because we wanted another baby! We loved our Reese but we wanted more babies to raise. If youโ€™ve never been through it you cannot imagine the pain. You cannot imagine the bitterness that runs through your body for the months afterwards when you see other women pregnant close to the same time as you were. The immense pain that comes on your due date but no baby. Having healthy babies doesnโ€™t negate from the pain that each mama feels with a loss. Each year there are about 3 million women that will face miscarriage. Today sweet sister, I honor you.๐Ÿ’• Youโ€™re not alone. April 28th will always hold a special place in my memory. The day I lost one baby to heaven and the day our precious Emery Ellison was welcomed into this world exactly 1 year later ๐ŸŒˆ #godisfaithful

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@amber_cro

Motherhood is hard. Not because God didnโ€™t equip women to know what was right for their children...โ™ฅ๏ธ Motherhood is hard because spanking a child is teaching them violence but if you spare the rod, you spoil the child. Itโ€™s hard because breastfeeding in public is offensive but formula feeding is frowned upon. Itโ€™s hard when co-sleeping is dangerous but rocking your baby to sleep is causing them to be clingy... and when sleep training means you donโ€™t love your baby but not having your children on a schedule means you have zero control over them. When being a stay at home Mom means youโ€™re giving up your career/dreams but putting them in childcare and going back to work means youโ€™re going to miss out on all of the important things in their lives. When getting immunizations is injecting them with poison but if you donโ€™t youโ€™re endangering the entire world. When making them share their toys is not actually teaching them anything but if they refuse to share they are spoiled or stingy. When youโ€™re trying to be confident in your motherhood but everyone wants to tell you all the things youโ€™re doing wrong. The way I see it is we are all figuring it out as we go and we could raise MUCH stronger men and women if we locked arms in prayer and started supporting one another.. stepping in during ones moment of weakness to share your strengths and showing grace during hard lessons. Because letโ€™s be honest... whatโ€™s right for one child may or may not be right for the next. Iโ€™m SO grateful for the amazing Mamas in my life that have prayed me through this incredible journey. Choose your circle wisely mamas and NEVER question your God given talents. โ€œJust love, encourage, support, and give a mom a cup of coffee.โ€ -Alee Zering โ˜•๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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@hellomytribe

A lot of this needed today. Thanks for the reminder @alchemyambi via @iamwellandgood.

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