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⁣ I am OBSESSED with momentum.⁣ And man, Team RISE has got it 🔥.⁣ As a leader, I am downright proud. ⁣ ⁣ In 2020, we have done some amazing things. ⁣ ⁣ We have change lives. ⁣ We have made massive impact. ⁣ We have served so many.⁣ We have earned meaningful incomes. ⁣ We have inspired and empowered others. ⁣ ⁣ But, let’s focus on May for a second ...⁣ ⁣ In May, our team helped over 80 people get started on their health and confidence journey. We also grew our team by 45 women. We had LOTS of growth, as you see in my stories every Thursday. ⁣ ⁣ We are women who are working on themselves to get over ourselves. We walk the walk and teach that to others. ⁣ ⁣ The momentum is BIG friends and you need to be here with us. Get the scoop on what we do and who we are on Team RISE next week in our Sneak Peek. Drop a 🔥 for info.

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Here's the scoop about showing up even when you don't want to...⁣ ⁣ People need you!! ⁣ ↖️⬆️↗️⁣ 💯💯💯⁣ ↙️⬇️↘️⁣ They don't need you to be perfect, they don't need you know all the answers but they do need you to share your message and offer your value. They look to you for guidance and when you don't speak and show up, they don't either. ⁣ ⁣ Let's acknowledge that pushing through the uncomfortable is yes, very uncomfortable 🙄 but it's how we grow stronger and wiser!⁣ ⁣ 🌱So mindset reframe: ⁣ ⁣ ➡️if it's scary and uncomfortable, your on the right track!⁣ ➡️if you think you are doing it imperfectly but doing it anyway, your doing it correctly!⁣ ➡️if you really believe that you have nothing to add to the conversation or ability to cause a positive shift in someones life...you need to go deeper with your self development work and uncover your truth!⁣ ⁣ I want to extend my ears and heart 😘 to you if you are stuck: Procrastination, playing small, making choices from fear rather than empowerment...these are all mindset blocks that can be overcome when you have the right mindset tools and I want to teach them to you. Let's connect and start the convo!⁣ ⁣ 😎Are you commited to showing up and taking imperfect action?

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WHY are we still birthing in hip internal rotation!?! It’s basic ANATOMY. The sit bones 🦴 will flare if we externally rotate the hips. So mamas. Knees IN. Feet OUT. If you are going to deliver on your back. #saveyourpelvicfloor #laboranddelivery

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Squishy newborn Pete 😍 The closer I get to having a new baby, the more I find myself reminiscing about the early days with Pete and Duncan 😍 Those first squishy newborn snuggles, getting to know each other, relearning how to feed, introducing them to everyone for the first time 😍 I’m extra excited this time to introduce bubba to Duncan this time, he’s so much more excited this time, being older and understanding more. Although he has expressed his disgust when I suggested the baby could be a girl 🤣 so let’s hope he’s a bit more accepting of a girl if that’s what we have 🤣 Speaking of which - who has girl vibes and who has boy vibes? Although my belly looks low because it’s saggy, I feel like the baby is sitting way higher in there - I don’t remember my uterus being so far up at 20 weeks with the last two? Does that mean something? 🤣🤣 I’m still getting boy vibes though 🙊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #newborn #perthmum

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Why are mini things so adorable? Now Linny Lou 😍 she’s a given, especially after she scoops out her Nutella with her fingers to eat it, but the mini regimens make me squeal with delight when they are released! It’s my favorite time of the (R+F) year! ⠀⠀⠀ I love having my pint-sized regimens available for my travel bag, when we have overnight guests or to pass along to a friend. They are perfectly sized for a mini-vacay, a business trip or to throw in your pool, beach or gym bag. ⠀⠀⠀ So whether or not you think you’re going to be traveling anytime soon, you definitely want to get your hands on a mini regimen. Trust me on that! Again...they only come out once a year. ⠀⠀⠀ Get your favorite full size regimen PLUS the mini at 25% off. You’ll also get a free Face & Body Sunscreen, which is a staple in my house now that it’s pool season! ⠀⠀⠀ #miniregimen #besttimeoftheyear #poolside #blueeyes #nutellalove #rodanandfieldsskincare #redefineregimen #sootheregimen #unblemishregimen #reverseregimen #lashboost #target #loweshomeimprovement #ryanhomes #curlyq #girlmomlife #thejuggleisreal #rfconsultant #workfromanywhere #mombiz #mamahood #momofthreegirls #sunscreen #spf #lifetimeproducts

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•| They said we have a race. They said we have a nationality. They told us we have a country. None of it is true. WE ARE LIFE. Everything else is all an illusion. #staywoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wedemandchange #curlfriends #teamnaturalhair #kinkycoily #naturalhairloves #momswithcameras #thejuggleisreal #brownbabies #blackgirlsblog #curlsrock #curlspirations #curlsofinstagram #curlskinkfashion #curlsundertood #curlsforgirls #curlspoppin #magicofmotherhood #curlsoftheday #happyfriday #mixednation #africanwoman #momtruth #babiesbabiesbabies #blackvegans #lifeasmama #motherhoodunited

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One Step Closer!! I’m Coming Guys!! I hope Y’all Are Ready!! #newyoutuber #youtubecommunity #youtube #youtuber #thejuggleisreal #mommylife #nursingstudent #fitnessjourney #dancer

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I’m just here with tears in my eyes just waiting to fall because #momguilt is so real. Let me say that again - Mom guilt is real. And it’s okay. .. . Madison loves going to daycare, like she can’t wait to go most days! This morning she had the worst time. She’s having a hard time “dealing” with kids that are different than her - meaning boys that are CRAZY and just being boys 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 She gets anxious and I do everything I can to help her feel more at ease and talking to her about how to deal with her emotions, but she was adamant she didn’t want to go to school today. I finally got her in the doors and she went to her room, but I just have this huge weight on my chest called mom guilt. .. . Working mama’s - It’s okay to have that mom guilt when you leave your kids with a babysitter or at daycare and wish you were home with them instead. #workingmama . Stay at home mama’s- it’s okay to have mom guilt when you’re stressed to the max because you’re not getting some “me time” and wish you were working instead. #sahmomlife .. . If you’re struggling today, I’ve got you. I hear you. I feel you. I’m sending you a virtual hug today, and every day, because moms have to stick together. #momguiltisreal #momswhowork #momswhostayhome #adultingishard #realaf #thejuggleisreal #nojudgementzone #grownuplife #isittheweekendyet #hotmessexpress #healthyaging #isitjustme #nontoxicskincare #arbonne #arbonneforgood #newgoals2020

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He’s only just had lunch and he’s at it already!! ⠀ ⠀ Anybody else feel like installing a vending machine in their house ...???⠀ ⠀ @jugglewear⠀ ⠀ #juggleon #canihaveasnack #feedingtime #realfamilyinlockdown #lockdownlife #parentlife #thejugglestruggle #bottomlesspit #kidsofinstagram #kidsfashion #snacklife #thejuggleisreal

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Being a business owner is a bit like being a parent. . There's all the chores you need to do to keep things chugging along. . There's pride at the milestones. . There are milestones you didn't even expect. . It's hard and rewarding work. . It changes you. Fundamentally changes you. . And then there's all the 'weird' conversations. . Granted, none of my business conversations *quite* mirror the weirdness of some I've had with my son. . (NB. Josh was very young *mostly* when we had these chats, he's now 15 and the conversations we have that are weird are not suitable for Instagram)

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Head over to @laurabeingmum to meet new social Mums & Dads ☕️☕️

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'Drop the Ball' teaches the art of prioritizing. The goal is for people to idenitify the most and the least important tasks, so they get a sense of order and clarity and stop feeling overwhelmed. ⁣ ⁣ Swipe right to see some tips on how to do this:⁣ ⁣ Tip #1: Create a full list of your tasks and create a timeline for it. If the tasks are too many, you have to accept the fact that they are impossible to be accomplished by one person in just one day.⁣ ⁣ Tip #2: Determine the most important things on your list. Learn how to prioritize so you can 'drop the ball' on the least important tasks, and work on those that really matter.⁣ ⁣ Tip #3: It's okay that some tasks will not be done right away. The ones that matters most shall be given priority. Have the patience to accept some things take more time.⁣ ⁣ Do you feel comfortable dropping the ball on occassion? Which tip is most valuable to you?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @tdufu #droptheball #leanin #bookreview #booksummary #personaldevelopment #learnsomethingnew #saynotoperfectionism #TiffanyDufu #femaleauthors #femaleentrepreneurs #businesscoachingforwomen #careeradviceforwomen #thejuggleisreal #momlifebelike #familyandcareer #ambitiouswomen

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Hi Guys, Mummy & Daddy Social is for anyone wanting to make new friends in an authentic way. I never imagined Instagram would give me the support & encouragement from complete strangers that it has, & there’s so many parents & parents to-be who are looking to do the same! . . Please like, save & share this to your stories & remember to tag me or I won’t see it! . . Briefly introduce yourself below in the comments & start being social 🤰🏻🤱🏽🙋🏼‍♂️ . . This isn’t a loop, you only connect with who you want to. . . Head over to @mummyanddaddysocial to see all of the Mums & Dads who have shared our group on their grid & have then been featured. If you want to join in, and share the group just comment below with a “☕️” to join all of the social Mums & Dads 🤎

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It’s already of those days....every toy and cushion is on the floor but it’s still not enough. 😫 #thejuggleisreal #jugglewear @jugglewear #jugglewearambassador #toddler #toddlerlife #mumlife #workingmum #lockdown #lockdownwithatoddler

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Morning, how’s everyone’s week going? It’s been a strange one here, we had our summer holiday to Cornwall cancelled on Monday and since then I’ve felt slightly lost, probably as it was the only nice thing we had to look forward to!! My girls are still off school, with no plans for them to return yet. I’m desperate to re-open my website and Not On The High Street stores as I miss sewing clothing so much (and I have lovely new fabrics too!) but I’m just not sure!! Aaaarrgh!! Anyone else struggling with the juggle? #ineedcoffee #thejuggleisreal #smallbusinessowner #pleasesupportsmallbusinesses #handmadechildrensclothes #sewing #iwanttosew

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Dungarees and rompers, my go to outfits for warmer days. The sun's back today 🙌 and we are going to go and see my Grandma (socially distanced of course) I have ummed and arred about doing this as I'm fed up of telling the girls they can't go near their loved ones, I've spoken to Sienna and she wants to go and to be honest I need to get out the house for a bit! Hope everyone has a lovely day! . . . . . . . . . #documentyourdays #ukparentblogger #lockdown2020 #devonmums #inspiremyinstagram #inspiremyfeed #pbloggersuk #alliseeispretty #motherhoodunplugged #dailyparenting #togetherwemum #thejuggleisreal #thisismotherhood #letthembelittle #outdoorkids #oureverydaymoments #ourplayfulstyle #ourcandidlife #oureverydaymoments #kindredmoments #stacklay #alldaykids #socialdistancing

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Oh we know this feeling. Real-mum-life perfectly captured by our lovely Ambassador @thefitfoodiemum 😆💛 ••• Grace is a fitness fanatic, amateur cook (her food ideas are AMAZING) and caffeine appreciating mum of two young boys. You'll find her in the gym or the kitchen! ••• #Juggleon #givemefiveminutes #parentlife #thejuggle #thejuggleisreal #fiveminutesplease #fiveminutesplease💤 #reallifelockdown #realfamilylifeinlockdown #lockdown #lockdownlife #lockdownfamily #lockdownfashion #workpluskids #newfashion #homeschoolfun #parentlife #parenting #thejugglestruggle #trappedinthehouse #stayathomestyle #mumlife #toddlerlife #mummylife #mamalife

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If you'd told me I'd be locked down with him for 12 weeks, I would have cried, and guess what I did!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This #throwbackthursday shot seems appropriate as Sam heads back to school today for 2 days a week and has recently proven himself to be such an asset in the kitchen, earning himself a Sam chef highlight on my insta. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He has taught me so much over the last 3 months: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤓It's snacks interspersed with work, not the other way round. 🤔His head hurts a lot apparently when trying to do maths but then not at all when he's crashing into the bed. 💕His sister is categorically not allowed 1 min more of television than him because this would be UNFAIR and it's basically law. 🙄If I don't charge the iPad overnight I am a total loser and should go back to parent school. 🙄If I feed him leftovers from the night before for lunch, 'it doesn't count as real food' and I've basically let him down (see previous point and go back to parent school). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks Sam, it's been a pleasure. At least with you back at school for a bit, it'll give me chance to be a better parent. 😝. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tagging some fellow freelance mums to remind them they're awesome and hope they have some reprieve soon too x 📸@rebeccachalliscommercial

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My boys. One of whom turned nine this week and had to experience a lockdown birthday 🎈; another who’s embracing his #lockdownbeard. Here they are with the cakes we decorated at midnight the night before, for our future YouTuber. It was the usual flurry all parents know - feverishly wrapping presents, hanging banners, assembling big gifts, laying a pretty table of presents 🎁 and blowing balloons ready for the big day 🎈. Because we want to make it special for our little ones, especially when they won’t be having a party this year 😞. Luckily we did well and our boy had a lovely time, we all did. ⁣ ⁣ Trying to juggle #mumlife and work life is no joke 🤹🏼‍♀️ , and when you’re trying to build a small business too, the juggle is really, really real. You’re trying to tick all boxes - be the best at everything, and it’s all too easy to feel like you’re not measuring up on any level. ⁣ ⁣ I regularly look too critically at my parenting, my homeschooling, the state of my house, what I’m achieving in the business, what kind of a wife/friend/sister/daughter/Auntie, etc, I’m being and by default slip into ‘Must do better’ mode, and I wish I wouldn’t. I wish ALL mothers wouldn’t. ⁣ ⁣ So this morning I’m looking at this photo and I’m listing what I’m doing well this week:⁣ ⁣ Look at my boy’s happy face 😄! He was thrilled with his cakes and presents and the video of his friends and family we compiled. That bearded wonder has totally stepped up during lockdown and is supporting me with my business and the house and is peeling me off the roof when my stress levels go stratospheric 🙏🏼 . That garden behind them is a beautiful space to sit in right now (thanks to the bearded wonder) and I’m grateful for being able to read my book in it when I enforce downtime upon myself 🌺🌿 📖 .⁣ ⁣ What else? My little biz is growing ✨. I’ve had two great months for orders and an exciting collaboration in its early stages. I get to work on something that is all mine and I finally have the creative outlet I’ve been working on for years. And I am able to donate to charity too 🙌🏼.⁣ ⁣ These are Good Things. Mini celebrations are there if you look 😊. Tell me yours! ✨💫🌈

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Coming to the end of our 10th week of #wfh. The first photo is what I will miss so much once we are back in the studio. My little man (who’s a Mama’s boy) and doesn’t move far from my side while taking morning class. I already miss Willow and her yelling out ‘MAMA, can you come here, please?’ Me screaming back ‘I can’t right now my love, I’m trying to do ballet class’ her screaming back ‘oh yeah that’s right’. The second photo is what I will not miss! What it takes to entertain a one year old while you are both on barre taking morning class and trying to somewhat still feel like you are a ballerina/ballet dancer. Oh you have to laugh... or you will cry . . . #workingfromhome #ausballet #iso #mylittlelove #family #love #ballerina #mama #thejuggleisreal #iwillmissthis

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My biggest regret in hiring my coach… ⁣ ⁣ …not having done it sooner. I wish I’d understood so much sooner what investing in myself like that would bring to my life! No more good ideas, or “I wish…” moments that never come to fruition. Just commitment and action. Dreaming and doing. Repeat. No more lost weeks or months. The investment is paid back ten times over, and then some. ⁣ Choosing the career mom life isn’t a one and done thing. You’ve got to re-choose it. *Every. Single Day.* And there will be days when you forget why you chose it in the first place. You’ll forget the impact you want to make, and the dreams you had. ⁣ ⁣ You’ll forget because some days the hard and the hustle is so much bigger than anything else! And if you want to take a step forward on even those hardest days, you’ve got to have someone holding you accountable, someone to help you remember the dream. Someone to help you decide: am I making this decision today because it will serve me best, or am I making this decision out of fear / worry / doubt / overwhelm / stress? ⁣ ⁣ You’ve got to have SUPPORT, friend! ⁣ ⁣ Hire the coach. Buy the program. Join the group. Commit and show up. Invest in YOU. I don’t have words to tell you how WORTH IT it really is. ⁣ ----------------------------------------------------⁣ ⁣ #theuncommonmom #careermom #workingmom #workingmama #workingmomlife #workingmoms #supermom #thejuggleisreal #momsofinstagram #millennialmom #idahomom #busymom #betteryourself #liveonpurpose #liveauthentic #worklifebalance #nosuchthingasworklifebalance #momhustle #goaldigger #goalgetter #realtalk

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If that 👆🏼is not self-care at its most basic level, I don’t know what is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That should be your baseline…”Did I take care of my plants more than I took care of myself today??” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If the answer is yes, then you need my #selfcareinseconds guide ASAP. Grab it in the link in my bio @tarawagner and get busy! (I mean with self-care, but, hey, one of the things on the list is sex, soooo either one works) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . #xoTara #crushyourgoalsnotyoursoul #breakthroughboss #thejuggleisreal #selfcareinseconds #selfcare #selfcarefirst #bosslady #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneur #takecareofyourself #showupforyourself #quotesdaily #BossLadyBreakthroughs #lifecoach #mindsetcoach #ceoofyou #entrepreneurtips #goaldiggers #goalgetters #fempire #mompreneur #womeninbiz #womensupportingwomen #womenwholead #highvibelife

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My son, this system is failing you but there are better days to come. Do not allow external events control your internal condition. And remember to always use the power within yourself.🖤 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wedemandchange #curlfriends #teamnaturalhair #kinkycoily #naturalhairloves #momswithcameras #thejuggleisreal #brownbabies #blackgirlsblog #curlsrock #curlspirations #curlsofinstagram #curlskinkfashion #curlsundertood #curlsforgirls #curlspoppin #magicofmotherhood #curlsoftheday #happyfriday #mixednation #africanwoman #momtruth #babiesbabiesbabies #blackvegans #lifeasmama #motherhoodunited

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I’ve been feeling so frazzled and on edge lately and it’s not fair to my myself or my family. Most days I am completely overwhelmed with parenting and what is going on outside our own little house. I really have to carve out time and resources to find a happy place for me. And it’s hard. Anxiety takes over sometimes and causes me to yell or hide. I feel better when I sleep at night, get loooonng stretches of alone time during the day, and when I get to travel and speak and meet new people. - and none of that is happening right now. I am having to establish new routines that help me better manage my day and help me take care of me. And it’s hard. These are unprecedented times. And there are people that will tell you that your sadness over not getting to travel is petty and selfish. It is NOT. It is your loss of normal, and that loss is traumatic. I am positive that you are not conceding to yourself or to anyone else how traumatic things are right now. And it makes sense-it’s part of self preservation. There are so many competing demands right now. So many questions and so few answers. Be gentle with yourself-meaning, if you feel sad/resentful/angry-let it the f*ck out! You’re allowed to feel those feelings. And if you feel like you’re operating at subpar parenting level -2618, breathe and know I am too! Take a scan of your body right now-where do you feel the stress? Where do you feel the fear? The pain?

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⁣ ⁣ I am thankful to the three of you, for allowing me to open up and be honest, for becoming more hard skinned and being a voice for others who don’t feel they can.⁣ ⁣ each of your journeys have been different with three unique stories to tell, but not only in doing this I’ve in some way been doing my own therapy, ⁣ ⁣ I’ve needed you more than your ever know, and by sharing my own journey I’ve been able to be honest, open and speak what’s on my mind,⁣ ⁣ I’ve become ok with not sugar coating and pussyfooting people to please them, I am me and if that’s a problem with you then that’s ok, I won’t pretend people don’t still get to me or I often compare my worth, but at least I know I am true to who I am, and I am doing the best I can for you three. ⁣ ⁣ I don’t follow the crowds, and pretend to be something I’m not, being able to share our lives I’ve been able to show the good, bad and totally damn right hard! ⁣ ⁣ being your mum has made me stronger, tougher skinned, and not willing to put up with lousy friendships, nor absent family, and surrounding myself with people who matter not the ones who pretend to.⁣ ⁣ @jessbrightphotography

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𝐘𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐜, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐎𝐂 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞. There is still much work to be done, so lets keep doing whatever we can. ⁣ ⁣ I did want to briefly share a content tip because folks have asked me questions for months. The last few months on IG I've affectionately coined the nickname, "The Content Queen👑," and I often get asked how I keep things engaging. ⁣ ⁣ First, let me say thank you because you all are so sweet! 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲, 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐲𝐞-𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠. You have to remember that IG is an endless scroll and unless you get people to stop, they'll scroll on by and maybe double tap if they feel like moving their thumb quick enough. When the 1st two lines are attention-grabbing folks are more likely to press "𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦," stay on your post longer, and even comment. This ultimately helps your engagement.⁣ ⁣ 𝐈'𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 (𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐢𝐨) 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬, 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #ChristianEntrepreneur #BlackGirlBlogger #BlackChristianInfluencers #BlackInfluencer #BlackGirlBoss

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Anxiety and I used to be best friends. Before the age of 25 I had experienced the following: Repetitive rapes by my next-door neighbor as a preschooler. Bullying. An absent biological father. An abortion at 19. An abusive boyfriend. A failed suicide attempt. Birthing a sweet baby boy who was stillborn. Abandonment by my eldest daughter’s father while pregnant. Watching my youngest daughter fight for her life at 5 months old due to bacterial meningitis. For years, my bestie and I would get into long discussions. Most of them centered around the craziest, worst case scenarios. I would find my mind echoing all the things that could happen to me. And then would enter my other friend…Panic Attack. I was a hot mess and I was spiraling fast into deep depression. Anxiety would whisper into my subconscious that if I couldn’t control my environment then bad things would happen to me. I mean look at my life…why would I not believe that? Why would I have hope that anyone decent would love me? How could I deserve to have a happy life? For years my prayer to God was, “Please, just let me have a beautiful story. I don’t want riches. I don’t want fame. I just want to be happy with a husband and a gangload of kids” Given my circumstances, it felt like an impossible dream. Thankfully, God specializes in making the impossible, possible. Life is never going to give you “the best-case scenario”. We live in a fallen world with so many factors. But I made up my mind a long time ago that I choose to believe that the promises that God has placed in the bible are for me. And they are for you too. It is a lie that you can’t be happy. It is a lie that you won’t have peace. It is a lie that you are not worthy of respect. Those things that your friend Anxiety tells you…are ALL LIES. So, let me remind you of the truth: You are a warrior with true strength and anxiety is a defeated foe. Double tap this post if you agree. This is also a safe space to share your struggles.

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❤️ #Gewinnspiel auf @bellastraum_de 🍀Der Kids Concept Arztkoffer 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ in Weiß! Wer seine kleinen Patienten ganz schnell wieder heilen möchte, ist mit dem Kids Conept Arztkoffer bestens ausgestattet. Kleine Ärzte lassen ihrer Fantasie beim Doktor Spielen freien Lauf. Ein praktischer Arztkoffer mit dem sich im Handumdrehen alle Wunden versorgen lassen. Schnell den hübschen Arztkoffer aufklappen und schon sind alle benötigten Utensilien griffbereit. Ausgestattet ist der Kids Concept Arztkoffer mit einem Stethoskop, Fieberthermometer, Spritze, Zungenspatel, Reflexhammer, Salbe und Tablettendose... das Arztkoffer Zubehör wurde aus Holz gefertigt. Ist alle benötigten Utensilien wieder im Koffer verstaut, kann es schon zum nächsten Patienten und Einsatzort gehen. 
 #nestandthrive  #letthembelittle  #kindredmemories  #livethelittlethings  #inbeautyandchaos  #childrenofig  #nestingly  #momlif   #worldoflittles  #tinytinymoments  #unitedinmotherhood  #pujbaby  #amomentofwonder  #beautyofstillmoments  #isolationchronicles  #capturingchildhood  #ethicalbaby  #embracingaslowerlife  #howtheyhome  #myhyggehome  #thejuggleisreal  #slowlivingforlife  #livethelittlethings  #my_magical_moments  #mymotherhood  #ourwhimsicaldays  #slowandsimpledays  #thislittlemoment_  #mytribe  #nеwnightsandnewdreams

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❤️ #Gewinnspiel auf @bellastraum_de 🍀Der Kids Concept Arztkoffer 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ in Weiß! Wer seine kleinen Patienten ganz schnell wieder heilen möchte, ist mit dem Kids Conept Arztkoffer bestens ausgestattet. Kleine Ärzte lassen ihrer Fantasie beim Doktor Spielen freien Lauf. Ein praktischer Arztkoffer mit dem sich im Handumdrehen alle Wunden versorgen lassen. Schnell den hübschen Arztkoffer aufklappen und schon sind alle benötigten Utensilien griffbereit. Ausgestattet ist der Kids Concept Arztkoffer mit einem Stethoskop, Fieberthermometer, Spritze, Zungenspatel, Reflexhammer, Salbe und Tablettendose... das Arztkoffer Zubehör wurde aus Holz gefertigt. Ist alle benötigten Utensilien wieder im Koffer verstaut, kann es schon zum nächsten Patienten und Einsatzort gehen. 
 #nestandthrive  #letthembelittle  #kindredmemories  #livethelittlethings  #inbeautyandchaos  #childrenofig  #nestingly  #momlif   #worldoflittles  #tinytinymoments  #unitedinmotherhood  #pujbaby  #amomentofwonder  #beautyofstillmoments  #isolationchronicles  #capturingchildhood  #ethicalbaby  #embracingaslowerlife  #howtheyhome  #myhyggehome  #thejuggleisreal  #slowlivingforlife  #livethelittlethings  #my_magical_moments  #mymotherhood  #ourwhimsicaldays  #slowandsimpledays  #thislittlemoment_  #mytribe  #nеwnightsandnewdreams

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Kids are working hard, I’m hardly working! . #workingfromhome #workingmum #homeschool #thejuggleisreal #everydayimjuggling

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Flexible work is so much more than Working From Home. ⠀ ⠀ As Vanessa from @theflexagilitygroup group explained on this weeks Working Mumma podcast, she classifies flexible work into four categories:⠀ * Location of work⠀ * Hours of work⠀ * Patterns of work ⠀ * Leave ⠀ ⠀ During the podcast Vanessa shared the number one reason people want flexible work is for their personal health and wellbeing, followed by productivity and number three was caring for children. ⠀ ⠀ The conversation around flexible work is often focused on women with young children, but as covid-19 has shown, many more people want to be able to work flexibly for a variety of reasons.⠀ ⠀ For flexible work to be normalised, it needs to be available to all employees and not just focused on people with children or older workers. This creates inequity in the workplace for organisations that don't have a company wide policy. ⠀ ⠀ As we have seen over the last few months, the positive outcome of health and wellbeing is a huge benefit to working flexibly. I was on the phone to a colleague yesterday who said he used to get up at 5am to go to the gym then travel to into the city for work. Now, he is still able to go to the gym but at 7am and start work before he previously got to work. Extra sleep and less commute - winning all round. ⠀ ⠀ I also know the example of Blake Woodward @suittiestroller that works four days a week and has taken extended parental leave for both of his children. ⠀ ⠀ Sharing stories of how people work flexibily is important. This allows people the opportunity to see what is possible and normalise flexible work. ⠀ ⠀ The arrangements will be different for everyone, but it is important that you and your partner decide what is best for your family. Importantly during the planning, consider your organisational needs (i.e. do you need to be at the weekly team meeting at 9am Monday) so it is a win/win and team based outcome. ⠀ ⠀ Celebrate National Flexible Work Day - June 10 @flexibleworkingday ⠀ ⠀ How do you work flexibly? Share your story to normalise flexible work.

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If you are in a position to donate to one or more anti-racist charity, please do. - It is one way we can help to make sure continued change happens once the noise dies down. - @actblueorg have set-up a link where you can split your donation across several different charities in the US. The first charities to be mentioned alongside the protests have well exceeded their fundraising targets and are recommending that we seek out other charities who also need support. - @s_lawrencetrust is the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. It delivers high impact programmes for young people - @runnymedetrust is the UK's leading race inequality thinktank. Using research to make impactful change - @saricharity Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) provides support for people who have suffered hate crime - #pullup #amplifyblackvoices #amplifymelanatedvoices #businesswithheart #togetherwemum #joyinourdays #smallbusinessbigdreams #kitchentablebusiness #mumrunbusiness #honestmummy #realmumtalk #supportsmallbusinesses #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #staypositiveandstrong #simplifyyourlife #relatablemom #lifeorganised #organisedmums #dreamersanddoers #femalefounder #joyfulmotherhood #thejuggleisreal

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New podcast episode - Today I speak with Vanessa Vanderhoek, founder of The FlexAgility Group @theflexagilitygroup and launched National Flexible Working Day @flexibleworkingday in 2017 to celebrate and showcase how flexible working can (and does) work. During the conversation, we covered many topics relating to flexible work with many practical tips and strategies.⠀ ⠀ During this episode we talk about:⠀ * Vanessa’s career journey and how she came about launching National Flexible Working Day⠀ * Understanding your “Golden Thread” and how this led Vanessa to have a career pivot to focus on her strengths and passions⠀ * The notion of a portfolio career⠀ * Flexibility isn’t just about having children and people seek flexible arrangements for a variety of reasons - Health & welling being, looking after older parents, caring for children, productivity and many more reasons⠀ * The four categories of flexible work⠀ * Survey results that show the number one people want flexible work arrangements is health & wellbeing, followed by productivity then caring for children⠀ * Advice on the transition to flexible work and re-negotiating arrangements post covid-19⠀ * Tips on negotiating flexible work with your manager to be a “win-win” for both employee & employer⠀ * Examples of organisations with good policies and approach to flexible work⠀ * Talk about what the future of work will look relating to flexible work⠀ ⠀ During our conversation, I like this quote from Vanessa ⠀ ⠀ “Let’s not forget this is about modernizing our approach to work, yes remote work is a key part of it, but we need to look more holistically to say ok flexible work is the way of working (the new way of working).”⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #flexibleworking #flexiblework #fulltime #womensupportingwomen #mumsupportingmums #workfromhome #workingmum #mumlife #thejuggleisreal #workingdad #parenthood #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodunited #dadlife #coronavirius #workfromhomedad #workfromanywhere #workathome #parttimejob #workingmomlife #workingmoms #workfromhomelife #maternityleave #parentalleave #worklifeintegration #familyfriendly #parttimework #newpodcastepisode

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🤷🏼‍♀️Stressed Out & Lacking Joy? 💗 You are not alone… I hear ya girl! 🎬 That’s exactly why I’m sharing a simple but effective way you can reduce STRESS & make more room for JOY in your life! ✅ Oh, and that freebie I mention… you’ll find the link in my bio… enjoy!

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❤️ #Gewinnspiel auf @bellastraum_de 🍀Der Kids Concept Arztkoffer 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ in Weiß! Wer seine kleinen Patienten ganz schnell wieder heilen möchte, ist mit dem Kids Conept Arztkoffer bestens ausgestattet. Kleine Ärzte lassen ihrer Fantasie beim Doktor Spielen freien Lauf. Ein praktischer Arztkoffer mit dem sich im Handumdrehen alle Wunden versorgen lassen. Schnell den hübschen Arztkoffer aufklappen und schon sind alle benötigten Utensilien griffbereit. Ausgestattet ist der Kids Concept Arztkoffer mit einem Stethoskop, Fieberthermometer, Spritze, Zungenspatel, Reflexhammer, Salbe und Tablettendose... das Arztkoffer Zubehör wurde aus Holz gefertigt. Ist alle benötigten Utensilien wieder im Koffer verstaut, kann es schon zum nächsten Patienten und Einsatzort gehen. 
 #nestandthrive  #letthembelittle  #kindredmemories  #livethelittlethings  #inbeautyandchaos  #childrenofig  #nestingly  #momlif   #worldoflittles  #tinytinymoments  #unitedinmotherhood  #pujbaby  #amomentofwonder  #beautyofstillmoments  #isolationchronicles  #capturingchildhood  #ethicalbaby  #embracingaslowerlife  #howtheyhome  #myhyggehome  #thejuggleisreal  #slowlivingforlife  #livethelittlethings  #my_magical_moments  #mymotherhood  #ourwhimsicaldays  #slowandsimpledays  #thislittlemoment_  #mytribe  #nеwnightsandnewdreams

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If you're a parent, employee or entrepreneur, cleaner, homeschool teacher, elderly caretaker, son or daughter, spouse AND actual person with your own wishes and desires...⁣ ⁣ And you're currently juggling all those responsbilities in a time of global fear, worry and anxiety... ⁣ ⁣ Take a deep breath, and realize you are doing a great job.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It doesn't matter if you are not a productive superstar, don't get to do all the things you on your list, or dropped the ball in any area of life.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You are human. You are doing what you can. ⁣ ⁣ And it is enough.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #thejuggleisreal #droptheball #saynotoperfectionism #youaredoinggreat #youareenough #youarevaluable #daretoletgo #womensupportingwomen #powervrouwen #zakenvrouwen #vrouwelijkeondernemers #gelijkheidvooriedereen

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He’s snackin’ 🕶👶🏻👍🏻 ••• We had so many messages asking for a grown-up version of our Can I Have a Snack T-shirt... so here it is! In super-soft organic dark grey fabric, this is the perfect tee for the Dad that snacks. Now available on our website, grab one now before Father’s Day! Nom nom. ••• P.S. How ace does our Ambassador @chriswalsh1878 look in this! Loving his little girly too 💛 ••• #JuggleOn #daddyblogger #daddysgirl #daddydaughter #daddygang #daddydaughtertime #lockdownfamilyuk #thejuggleisreal #fathersdaygifts #fathersday #fathersdayideas #fathersdayinlockdown #fathersdayfashion #fathersdayiscoming #homeschoolinginlockdown #lockdownfamilyuk #parenting #parentinglife #daddy #daddydaddy #snacks #snacklife

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I was delighted to take part in the @_thedaisychain_ Top Tips series recently. Here I talk about how to work from home with a family. Things will be changing this week for lots of us, but also for many, it's another great long slog through to the Summer Holidays. After a break of half-term, it's worth revisiting the practices we employed at the start of lockdown-homeschool-chaos. If you want to watch, head over to their IGTV channel, where there are tons of other helpful top tips too (and jobs, they have jobs, that’s what they do. Proper flexible working jobs). (And believe me, trying to get a decent screenshot of oneself from a video is harder than it looks. Still not entirely sure I’ve succeeded, but I’ve got homeschooling to do so it’ll have to do 😂) #workfromhome #covid19 #coaching #lifecoaching #workingparents #workingparent #parenthood #thejuggleisreal #wfhtips #wfhlife #families #coach #coachingtips #communicationiskey #toptips

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I read an article recently in the guardian saying women feel like 1950’s house wives under lock down. I’ve since heard a lot of women talk about how hard this set up is, and I’m with you. It’s so so hard. However I think talking about caring for our children as some kind of old fashioned draconian measure is part of the problem. Part of the messaging of this is clear. We’re all being told it’s not enough to look after kids. As women we are told repeatedly, being mothers is not enough. The problem with this is as parents we know it is enough. Looking after children is in fact too much. It’s completely overwhelming. Its more than a full time job. The advice I see on the way forward is a 50/50 parenting rule. I have a problem with this. Because equally sharing the load, is that really working for anyone? I think it’s nearly impossible to both steer career ships and be present parents. The faster we own up to the fact that it’s totally normal for someone (and the way forward is to recognise that’s not necessarily mum it can be dad too) to let their career take a back seat for a while and focus on the family, the faster we learn to respect and encourage this as a positive thing, and the faster we learn to PAY people for this job because it is a job, then the faster we will see an improvement on mental health across the board. We are all stretched too thin. Just a reminder to any parents doing the childcare during lockdown, you are enough. This is enough.

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“Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”⁣ ⁣ While reading Decker’s bedtime story tonight, it definitely hit me differently. ⁣ ⁣ How many times have I sang this song? Hundreds of times in my childhood, and now dozens more to my boys. ⁣ ⁣ But do we really believe it!? Do we really live it out? ⁣ ⁣ The fact that I even have to question what I say and how I actually feel is only due to my white privilege. ⁣ ⁣ I understand that I don’t understand and never will. ⁣ ⁣ Just like I fully believe that all learning starts at home- whether it’s nutrition, movement, our response to other’s actions, how we deal with feelings, how we treat one another, this is no different. ⁣ ⁣ Our kids see who we associate with, how we treat others, how we respond to events. ⁣ ⁣ How we view diversity starts at home. ⁣ ⁣ We can’t control what is going on around us, but we can’t let another generation go by that says #blacklivesmatter but doesn’t show it. ⁣ ⁣ Actions speak louder than words. Choose love always. ❤️⁣

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Did someone say SUMMER?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Are you READY?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 24/7 MOMS is kicking off their FREE 5 day Summer Planning Bash NOW!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sign-up and get 5 days of free tips, ideas, colorful printables to create a simplified Summer filled with family fun memories.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Click the link in my bio to get our FREE 5 Day Summer Planning Bash!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ https://bit.ly/2TH3CcQ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #247moms #100daysofsummerfun #momminitdaily #momlife #momcoach #momjuggle #summerplanningbash2020 #iama247mom #thejuggleisreal #thisismotherhood #yourmomcoach

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Have you been functioning with an empty cup? . . I was working with a client and this came up. She was running on fumes and all of her reserve was spent. . . Have you been feeling this way? I think most of us are functioning with our reserves on empty with all the sudden changes that have taking place. . . When you’re feeling this way, you may have more tension with others, have the tendency to react and just feel off. . . The quick cure for this is compassion. Have compassion for yourself, for what you’re going through. . . This is hard stuff settling into our new norm. It’s not easy for anyone. . . So, know that every single person is struggling some kind of way. You’re not alone. . . We all need one another. Everyone needs to know that they matter and that someone cares about how they’re doing. . . I was in need for some human connection so I reached out to my girlfriend and spent the day with her and our boys got together. That filled my cup. 🥰 . . What can you do today to fill yours? Choose yourself😍

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Cheers everyone! It may only be Monday but I guess there have been lots of firsts for people. Children back in nursery or schools, people returning to work, maybe a social distanced walk with a lovely friend or family you haven’t seen for a while. ⁣ ⁣ For me, it’s been another day of home schooling, and the children are on Teams so they have seen their friends and teachers which they have loved. ⁣ ⁣ So cheers everyone to getting through another day of this life and being grateful for all that we have in it. ⁣ ⁣ Would love to know what firsts June has brought you or is going to bring you? ⁣ #winningonanotherday #cheerstosurvivingmonday #thejuggleisreal #happyforwhatwehave #supportsmall #swishforit #firsts #homeschoolinglife

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As things slowly start to return back to some kind of normality, you don't need to struggle with sleep problems in silence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If your partner is returning to work, you may find yourself alone with the kids, tackling homeschooling solo. Meaning that a good night sleep and consistent nap times are more important than ever!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are struggling with any aspect of your child's sleep, reach out and book your FREE discovery call now at the link in my bio, to find out how I can help your family totally remotely!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #babysleepconsultant #babysleepexpert #babysleepcoach #babysleeptips #askforhelp #sleeplessnights #tiredmama #homeschooling #homeschoolmum #thejuggleisreal #tiredasamother #motherhoodunfiltered #scottishmums #scottishmamas #mamalife #newbornlife #newbornmum #toddlerlife #mumofboys #mumofgirls #naptime

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In my program I teach a tool called the 1% tool. . It’s the idea that instead of making an unrealistic big change that you don’t stick to, you make a small 1% change that you’re totally able to do and repeat. . It’s the idea that by SMALL and SIMPLE things are GREAT things brought to pass. . One small change repeated is much more powerful than a big change never acted upon. . Little things add up to big things! . Have you signed up for my FREE Emotional Eating Course yet? If not, what are you waiting for? (Link in Bio)

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At what age do they go from cute to threatening? My Boys are so sweet. If you’ve followed my social accounts or know us in real life, you can attest to that. They like to cuddle, snuggle, play house and be Dads, they are pure love and joy. And at a certain point none of that will matter. They will be seen as a Threat. They will fit “descriptions” and be stopped and questioned “just to make sure.” They will have to follow strict rules about how to move slowly, be respectful, don’t put their hands in their pockets, don’t move suddenly, speak calmly, the list goes on. And they could do all this and STILL be killed. It makes me physically sick. It makes tears stream down my face. It makes me forget to breath. Without them I can’t breath. I don’t want to breath. I don’t know how to “Mother” thru this, but I have no choice. Moms of Black Boys before me, HOW. I feel so honored to be their Mama. And so terrified for my sweet Sons. Moms of White Boys, please help us protect all our Black Boys. #blacklivesmatter #blackmenmatter #blackwomenmatter #blackboysmatter #blackgirlsmatter #georgefloyd #icantbreath

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I’ve been tossing and turning for days. I’ve watched and wept at injustice like so many others. I’ve prayed for understanding and hope and healing. But amid the many voices, I’ve been unable to find the right words. . Yet, as my children walk into my room with hard questions, and as they begin to form their own opinions, I’ve come to realize- Yes, I need to speak up. But not to merely sound off to the few people that may read my words here on social media. Rather it’s to instill right from wrong, love from hate, healing from hurting- right here in my home. Right here, right now while the heavy conversations are being presented and the difficult questions are being asked. . I’ll be taking some time away from this space for a little while to quiet the turbulence, talk about the hard things, and to ‘watch and pray’ -that in the midst of the chaos, distress and grief, Gods heart would be revealed. (I found myself reading Matthew 26:36-51 as I was asking God for wisdom. It was a useful read if you are finding yourself struggling for words like I am.) . Social media is loud, but it’s not everything. Just because we are silent on social media doesn’t mean we are silent. It might mean our voice is better served elsewhere. . . . #mynameismama #raisingthefuture #teachthemyoung #loveyourneighbor #mybeautifulmess #lookslikefilm #letthembelittle #darlindaily #ourcandidlife #beunraveled #oureverydaymoments #thejuggleisreal #thesincerestoryteller #themindfulapproach #makeitblissful #petitejoys #teachthemwell #whatsyourwhy #motherhoodisdarling #simplymamahood #watchandpray #storytellingmama #joyfulmama #liveauthentic #holdthemoment #lifewelllived #fullheartmamas #honestmommin #createalifeyoulove #trainupachild

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The “are-you-serious!?” facial expression of the exasperated parent unable to drink tea for five minutes (or five seconds) without a voice shouting ‘MUUUMMMMM!’... ••• Swipe for other common facial expressions such as: ✔️Drinking-tea ✔️Smiling-cheerfully-for-a-social-post ☕️🙌🏻⏱🙈📸 ••• #Juggleon #givemefiveminutes #parentlife #thejuggle #thejuggleisreal #fiveminutesplease #fiveminutesplease💤 #reallifelockdown #realfamilylifeinlockdown #lockdown #lockdownlife #lockdownfamily #lockdownfashion #workpluskids #newfashion #homeschoolfun #parentlife #parenting #thejugglestruggle #trappedinthehouse #stayathomestyle #mumlife #toddlerlife #mummylife #mamalife

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Life is oh so chaotic right now, why not add some redecoration into the mix 🤪 My prediction of 3 days to paint our kitchen was in hindsight, optimistic, and has overrun from our week off and now we are living in a pigsty waiting for the weekend to finish it! This section is complete, so nice to fiddle and distract myself from the reality of working from home + homeschooling when I can ☺️ #thejuggleisreal #myhousemyhome #duluxpaint #duluxcolour #openshelving #styleitpretty #myinteriorstyle #peonies #homesweethome #myhomevibe #rattanfurniture

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I saw this somewhere recently and it really made me chuckle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And lord knows I need a smile this morning after this weekend’s events. Poor Henry fell off the trampoline and has fractured his collarbone. I’ve never heard a cry like it. A&E were brilliant and he was seen and home within 2 hours. He’s obviously in pain but he’s ok. He’s a little trooper. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So today will mostly be spent snuggled up with my little man on the sofa and keeping him dosed up with calpol.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Once again feeling super lucky to have a business that allows me to put family first. 💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have a great Monday folks. 😘

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Happy #GlobalDayofParents!! To all you beautiful #mums, because we deserve it ❤️. ⠀ ⠀ Being a parent isn't always easy, especially during a pandemic. Today take a minute to give yourself a pat on the back; you're doing an amazing job!⠀ ⠀ #mumlife #mumsofinstragram #mamabear #thejuggleisreal #youdeserveit #family #familymoments #lockdown #lockdownlife

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I love this saying, who else is with me? Every time I see it, I literally take a deep breath and push out all the doubt.⠀ ⠀ There is something so empowering about stepping up and taking control. I had a piece of work I was doing today that had rocked my confidence a little. When it came time to share it, I felt an overwhelming feeling of panic.....but I leant in and pressed send (after checking it 5 times!). So tonight I will take some time out to breath and celebrate the small achievement.⠀ ⠀ What achievement are celebrating today?⠀ L x #bekindtoyou #selflovejourney #trustyourpath #findyourpurpose #lifepurposecoach #chooseyou #attitudeofgratitude #womensupportingwomen #positivemindset #growthmindset #smallbusinessmelbourne #communityovercompetition #thatauthenticfeeling #thatsdarlingmovement #chaseyourdreams #makechanges #findingyourfearless #melbournewomeninbusiness #motherhoodrising #ittakesavillage #mumssupportingmums #thejuggleisreal #selfcare #selfcaretips #loveyou #findyourpassion #findyourhappy

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Back to work this morning after a week off and a week to focus only at home. It definitely made me realise the stress we’ve been under with competing priorities. I’ve started the day with a nice early walk and some deep breaths in the fresh air. Ready to go! #mondaymotivation #monday #workingmum #workingfromhome #thejuggleisreal #homeschool #family #laptoplipsticklife

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Now that things are starting to slowly return to normal(ish) and we have to start thinking about being proper humans again who wash their hair and wear something other than yoga pants are you ready to start wearing a full face of makeup again ..⠀ And NO lipstick and sunglasses will not suffice! ⠀ ⠀ #Backtoreality #timetoglamourup #areyoureadyformakeup #instaglam #lockdownlifestyle #notreadyfornormality #MumLife#Mumintheuk #motherhoodunplugged #MumGlam#mumblogger #realmumlife #thejuggleisreal #realmumrealstories#dailyparenting #lifewithkids #busymum #mumlifebalance#mumlifestyle #instamumlife #mumlifebelike#notinfluencinganyone #mamaneedswine #nothingbeatsaredlip

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How do you know if are are activating the core “right”. THE OBLIQUES try to become stabilizers during pregnancy and the deep core often turns off. We need to retrain the 🧠 to stabilize with the DEEP core T E S T YOURSELF : 👀 belly button draws👇🏻= obliques 👀 belly button draws 👆🏻and IN = transverse abdominis LINK IN BIO for my postpartum core guide

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Sometimes I try to make things harder than they need to be. ⁣ ⁣ We often thing that the harder we work for it, the more worthy the result. ⁣ ⁣ That's true some of the time but not always. ⁣ ⁣ There are definitely times where EASY is BETTER.⁣ ⁣ If you were told you need to 'work hard for anything goo' when you were you younger, this episode is for you.⁣ ⁣ To listen, click the link in the bio or search 'The Vari Longmuir Podcast' wherever you get your pod's.⁣ ⁣ Love,⁣ Vari x⁣ .⠀⁣ .⠀⁣ .⠀⁣ .⠀⁣ .⁠⠀⁣ .⁠⠀⁣ .⁠⠀⁣ #varilongmuir #lifecoach #parents #businessownerparents #parentguilt #worklifebalance #businesscoachingforparents #selfemployedparent #entrepreneur #entrepreneurparent #thejuggleisreal #lifecoachingforparents #stopyellingatyourkids #thelifecoachschool #certifiedlifecoach #varilongmuircoaching #timemanagement #timemanagementcoach #howtobehappy #thevarilongmuirpodcast

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I used to cry my eyes out, twisted up in a ball of overwhelm and frustration, because I just couldn’t figure out “how to get it all done!” I honestly thought the women building successful careers AND loving, joyful families had figured out how to do MORE things in the day than I could do. There were so many tears shed because no matter how hard I worked, no matter how efficient I got, I couldn’t ever knock down the amount of work—both inside and outside my home—there was still to be done.⁣ ⁣ “Why even bother continuing to try to do all this? I’ll never reach my goals…and get the laundry done.”⁣ ⁣ Maybe you can relate to that empty, disappointing feeling? I used to believe that there was a way to get everything done that I just couldn’t figure out, and it felt like a cruel joke that I wasn’t allowed to have the special knowledge. Every day there was a new reminder of how many places I was failing…I thought.⁣ ⁣ I wish more than anything that more of those successful, powerful career moms that I was aspiring to be like were talking about the real “secret” to doing it all: HAVE OTHER PEOPLE DO IT FOR YOU! Get leverage!⁣ ⁣ I’m not kidding…you guys…that’s the “secret” for career moms. It is the way to have 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵 and still ❤️ the journey. Ask or hire someone else to do the things you don’t have time or don’t want to do. Period…𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳.𝘤𝘰𝘮: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚 (𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘰)⁣ ⁣ -----------------------------------------------------⁣ ⁣ #theuncommonmom #careermom #workingmom #workingmama #workingmomlife #workingmoms #supermom #thejuggleisreal #momsofinstagram #millennialmom #idahomom #busymom #betteryourself #liveonpurpose #liveauthentic #worklifebalance #nosuchthingasworklifebalance #momhustle #goaldigger #goalgetter #realtalk

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Oh gosh we have been super quiet over here. We haven’t been cleaning cupboards, upcycling furniture or making home baked goods BUT we have been launching @tedandstitch online 🥳 what a rollercoaster. Lots of designs still to be added and a few fun collaborations in the next few weeks but it is LIVE 🥰 let me know what you think 🙈....in the meantime I’m off to drink some wine and pretend my house isn’t a bomb 💣😝 #thejuggleisreal #mumlife #tedandstitch #girlboss #mumboss

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Anyone else find it hard to fully 'switch off'? I've tried very hard all day to ignore that little voice in my head telling me to open the laptop. The one thing I've learned about WFH with a toddler in tow is that there is very little down-time! It's virtually non-existent. The juggle is REAL! My poor PhD has taken a complete backseat. All down-time moments this bank holiday weekend have been gratefully appreciated. In fact, I don't think I've ever appreciated a bank holiday so much before- even if I'm limited to the confines of my 5km perimeter. What about you guys? . . . #staysafestayhome #stayhome #wfm #wfhlife #littlemissteacherblog #thejuggleisreal

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When you know better, do better. Wise words from Maya Angelou.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can relate to this through the journey we have been on as adoptive parents. So many times I have felt bad that I didn’t handle situations with our boys the best way... and I have been reminded that I did the best I could with what I knew. And when I knew better, I did better. The key I think is in desiring to know better. Desiring to be open to listening and being willing to dig in and look at what you need to change. My husband and I have dug in and found better ways to express our emotions, respond rather than react, not take things personally, and better understand our boys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So much is going on in the world. How can we respond and not just react. How can we take action and not just sit idly by and watch as a spectator? I will stand up and stand in solidarity with my boys and my black friends. I will strive to know better so that I can do better. I’m sure I will do things wrong, say things wrong, but I can’t stay silent. Instead I will keep listening and learning, and striving to know better so I can do better. As a nation, as humans, we must do better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #blacklivesmatter #knowbetterdobetter #adoptivemom #wifemomboss #momswithhustle #womenleaders #confidentwoman #believeinyourdreams #learningnewskills #agingwithgrace⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gettingolderandwiser #thejuggleisreal #40yearsyoung #50yearsyoung #ageisjustanumber #intentionalparenting #familytips #myfamilyrocks #marshalleseadoption #momofboys #recoveryjourney #recoveryworks #introvertstruggles #thetimeisnownottomorrow #mayaangelouquotes #standforsomething

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This sunshine 💛 This hat 💛 This vest 💛 ••• We are definitely feeling the 💛💛💛 for this photo from our Ambassador @verymissberry.everyday - she looks so gorgeous in our And What organic vest! ••• Don’t forget it’s FREEEEE POSTAGE on our website until midnight tonight! Happy happy shop shop! ••• JuggleOn #thejuggle #parentlife #parentlifestyle #parentlifebelike #parent #parenting #lockdownlife #lockdownfamily #lockdownfashion #workpluskids #parenthood #parents #newfashion #homeschoolfun #thejuggleisreal #thejugglestruggle #trappedinthehouse #stayathomestyle #cheshirefashion #ambassadorswanted #ambassador #ambassadorsearch #familyambassadors #and #andwhat

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𝑫𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 & 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 🌊🧿🐚

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