#humansofjoy

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Throwback because my heart is literally hurting looking at photos of my littlest as an infant💔 Honestly, I still picture her itty bitty like this. It’s not until I see her being carried by someone else or see her in a picture of me holding her that I realize just how big she’s gotten. This picture was just a year ago! I feel like I barely even remember her this small. For those of you who are done having babies, can you just tell me one thing? HOW on earth did you ever feel ready to be done? Because I just can’t imagine that this longing for little ones will ever ever stop. As Belinda from @raising.little.women says “Less is more except when it comes to babies.” Praying that God has more babies in our future🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 But in the meantime SO very grateful for the sweet girls we have in our arms already❤️ . . . . . . #simplychildren #humansofjoy #seekthesimplicity #habitandhome #nothingisordinary #thisjoyfulmoment #thisishappy #thehappynow #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #thepursuitofjoyproject #thisjoyfulmoment #littleandbrave #letthekids #wildandfree #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #theartofslowliving #sisters #daughters #raisingdaughters #momlife #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodunplugged #home #vscocam
it’s 79 degrees. all of the windows are open. the big girls are playing upstairs. tiny and i are just down here loungin’ and living our best life. 🙌🏻 baby rocker from @smallable_store #smallable
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Will have to come back here one day! Amazing place
Saturday morning vibes with @simone_howard & @_bobhoward ❤️ Seattle is so much more beautiful with you two in it! And I’m certain Jude definitely thinks so ☺️ #ladiesman
Real friends tell you when you aren’t living up to your potential. They don’t let you sit and be mediocre and think you’re lit. 👯‍♀️💗 . Cannot wait for next year’s trip when we’ll have a TON more friends with us! ❤️ • • • • • #ohheymama #humansofjoy #simplymamahood #pursuitofjoyproject #momslivinghappy #mumsofinstagram #literalmomgoals #legitmomstyle #thisismotherhood #motherhoodinstyle #myhonestmotherhood #beachstyle #travelgrams #travelholic #travel_captures #mexicotravel #rivieramaya #travelpic #beachpics #oceanlove #oceanlover #oceanlovers #tripstagram #sahmlife #modcloth #friendsforlife
When @cristina_leis asks you to photograph her work you say yes! 😍 Today has been such a great day! Being lazy at the @bpfamilyfarms tree farm, playing with the chickens and goats, picking wild flowers, and lounging in the shaded grass. I even did a little tree planting!🌲Check my stories to see all the fun! What have you been up to today? #ameliacatherineandco #ameliacatherinelifestyle #ameliacatherinestyles
Probably the most exciting thing I’ll do all weekend: string together carnations from Sam’s club, in hopes that they dry as pretty as the ones I saw at @florafayetteville this past week. I do love a slow weekend, and any chance to play with flowers. 🌧🌧🌧
We found chickens while Harlow played her soccer game today. The kids mostly just sat and watched them for long periods of time 🤪
Newest obsession is looking out the windows 😋
This antique lockets holds photos of @this.little.wandering ’s sweet girls, each on their first day in the world ✨ I became a mama 6 years ago today, so I am also feeling nostalgic about my baby’s first day in the world today ✨ a locket is a way to keep those memories close 💗 you can enter to win your own locket on @this.little.wandering ’s post yesterday ✨ just follow us both and tag a friend ✨ whose photo would you put inside?
Kyle’s birthday is tomorrow. He’s been a good sport about using the same wallet for seven years now, just because I gave it to him when we were dating and that’s the kind of guy he is. 💗 I figured it was probably time for a new one before he broke out the duct tape. 😉 Now he has all his girls with him, always. 👩🏻👧🏻👼🏻 (Thank you, @aprilandkiwi , for taking an ordinary object and making it extraordinary.)
H A P P Y S U N D A Y // lovelies. Hope you have a rocking day. See what I did there? 😂 Fox loves hanging out in his @howeandzo rocker/climber/tunnel. I think I need one in my size because he looks so chill when he lays in it being rocked. He is still getting the hang of rocking himself but that's what mums are for right? It is also great for climbing up so if you have a little one with lots of energy and want an inside toy that is multifunctional then this baby should definitely be on your list x . . . . . #childrenoftheworld #candid #candidchildhood #pixel_kids #our_everyday_moments #childrenphotography #documentyourdays #motherhoodrising #childofig #theeverydayportrait #dailyparenting #humansofjoy #simplychildren #portrait_shots #magicofchildhood #ig_motherhood #thatsdarling #ministylekids #cameramama #minifashion #rocking #naturebaby #nestling #lightinspired #photooftheday #childhoodunplugged #mom_hub #momtogs
Mama told me when I was young "Come sit beside me, my only son And listen closely to what I say And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day"
Some days the beach just calls your name 💙☀️🏖. . . . At least I’m pretty sure it was the beach . ? . . . Maybe I’m hearing voices . . Oh well, I’m okay with it 🤷‍♀️
When the wind blew and the leaves on the trees started fluttering down, three sets of eyes looked up in amazement. Such a simple moment that reminded me to look for the beauty in the things I often take for granted. I’m in two minds about today, and I don’t know what’s on the agenda. What are you up to on this beautiful Sunday? #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #magicofchildhood #thebloomforum #worldoflittles #follow_this_light #getin52 #wildandbravelittles #mytinymoments #dearestviewfinder #pixel_kids #beyondthewanderlust #livethelittlethings #littleandbrave #thelifestylecollective #capturingchildhood #the_sugar_jar #misskyreeloves #childrenoftheworld #infinity_children #humansofjoy #thehonestlens #theartofchildhood #letthembelittle #let_there_be_delight #thegalleryoflight
Were just staying inside and pretending it’s warm out. 😏 Vivian got a special delivery of bows all the way from Hawaii 🐠 we’ve teamed up with @alohabowss 🥥 use code “Julia” to get 10% off.
M O R N I N G spent well by a window bench & my nose in a book 📚 🌻
Officially asked and officially saying yes. Can’t wait to walk this amazing journey with you both 💞 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #alifeofintention #darlingweekend #inspiremyinstagram #momentsofmine #darlingmovement #pursuepretty #calledtobecreative #lightinspired #uneditedmotherhood #ohmamamoment #humaneffect #humansofjoy
So much squish. 😍
Did you know we fight sometimes? Did you know my house is not always picture perfect? Did you know we eat ice cream for dinner sometimes? It’s all true. And sometimes the same pile of clean laundry goes from our bed to the floor every day for a week straight before it basically ends up dirty again. Just want to make sure you know I’m human like you 😘 ...and also we had a really amazing morning out at this lake even though we even bickered on the way. Married life and kids and a hard job and finances can take their tolls, but doing stuff for US helps. It actually helps a ton. We laughed, we hugged, we snuggled, we laid in the sun and climbed rocks. If you’re having a tough time with your people, get outside. Or just do something that brought you together in the first place. I promise it helps ❤️
Say cheese. 📸
Guys, we are so obsessed with this Milk Snob cover! It’s so soft and so practical, and today we’ve already used it several times. We love the versatility of it. So far we’ve used it as a blanket, car seat canopy, in the high chair, and even in the shopping cart. Seriously, what more could you want? Also - how cute is this print?
I believe the phrase is ‘mad styles’ have a great Saturday night #blaoublaou #minirodini #ootd #ootd_kids
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. • I love their relationship. Watching them just melts my heart! • I just hope she’s a little bit nicer to her brother than I was to mine! • 😬 love you @ronmann345 • • 👫 •
What would I do without this guy 💙 I was so worried to leave Heidi today but couldn’t miss (and didn’t want to miss) my besties 30th so he txt me throughout the day to reassure me and even sent me photos of her playing 😍 she has been much better and the calpol has kept her temperature down today so hoping it is just her teeth! Thank you for all the messages and the reassurance that I’m not a crazy mum, it really is the best having this little mama community 💗💗💗💗 #allthefeels #myguy #bestdadandhusband
We went shopping today- wish I hadn’t. Nothing fits right. 😫 In other news, Evie’s tear duct is still messed up after nearly 3 months. So she will have to have it surgically (not anything major) fixed. Little baby is still cute though. 🎀
Bear necessities. Jay Z says if you can’t remember it, is wasn’t worth remembering at all. So how can this little girl remember where every single chapstick location is in the house, but never remember that windows don’t taste good, no matter how many licks you take...? _______________________________________________ #squealforteal #clickinmoms #beyond_motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #inspiremyinstagram #motherhoodrising #motherhoodinspired #habitatandhome #teammotherly #ourwhimsicaldays #momtogs #ohheymama #girlscreating #bestofmom #uniteinmotherhood #ourcandidlife #parenthood_moments #documentingmotherhood #ourcolourdays #humansofjoy #folkpotraits #joyfulmamas #folksouls #apples #peoplescreatives #artofvisuals #fortcollins #toddler #colorado #2yearsold
My favorite people to do life with BY FAR. — Despite the stress from constant, HUGE life changes (and my lack of ability to adapt quickly enough), I’m genuinely happy with everything God has brought me. I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, a bed to sleep on, and three cuties to share it all with (Okay, I only share food with the one growing inside of me and that’s only because I have to...). Sure, it’s not always fun or easy to be a wife or a mother. Social media has a way of letting us play pretend sometimes, but again I will say... IT IS NOT ALWAYS FUN. OR EASY. IT IS WORK. But it is, without a doubt, the most rewarding job you will ever find. — Also, can I just say how happy I am that I decided to get my camera out even though it was pitch black in our room and I had to use the overhead light? Lesson learned: Always take a photo even if you don’t think it’ll look good because you just might capture some of your favorite photos ever.
Stitching, stitching. We have a lot of new designs in the works. Sometimes I find myself longing for time alone to get all my new patterns finalised, to be able to step away from my busy mother role and just be free to create. It doesn’t work like that though, my creating is taken in little moments everyday. I often feel like it’s not enough and how will I ever get all my ideas out there if I make such little progress each day. Amazingly though bit by tiny bit, it does add up and I know that the day will come when I’m not needed as much by my darlings. Ha, just writing that makes me feel funny so clearly I’m not ready for it just yet!
Just love her 😍
Mom-ing it up.
Señorita indígena 🌞 How do you explain to your child, to your girl, that her culture is “in” right now? As if if it’s cool, but only for right now. A conversation her and I recently had. She said this; “Mama. People tell me they love my brown skin. Especially other people who aren’t brown. They call me bronze. Or copper. I think that’s what they say. I use to tell them thank you. But now, I don’t know, it doesn’t feel right. It seems like it’s only to be popular” -Lilliana Inez. 11. Note this down somewhere. “Babe. Your brown skin is the coffee they drink. Your brown skin is the caramelo they eat. Your brown skin is the desert sun they seek.”
Hi everyone! @sarahdriscollphoto and @coleen_hodges here, the founders of Unraveled Academy! Every day, we get to feature an image created by one of our incredible students. Today, we are proud to share this beautiful image with you by @sarahhudsonphotography 🙌🏼 And if you're ready to join our tribe, the link is in profile ☝🏼 #unraveled_student_feature ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #liveauthentic #writeyouonmyheart #dearphotographer #wildandfreechildren #beunraveled #emotiveimagery #dirtybootsandmessyhair #makeadventure #wanderlust #loveintentionally #postmoreportraits #unposed #theheart #womenempoweringwomen #lookslikefilm #adventurealways #thelifestylecollective #humansofjoy
Sorry about that rain this afternoon folks. My fault! 🙋🏻‍♀️ . I just assumed Summer was here to stay so the youngest and I set up a little alfresco afternoon tea in the garden for both of us and jinxed us all #aprilshowers 🌧 . We’d only just starting arguing over the lemon French Fancie as well before we had to run everything inside. Carpet picnic it was #happybirthdayhermajesty . Hope you managed to avoid that April shower . . #afternoontea #nationalteaday #queenelizabeth #picnicday #gardenpicnic #britishweather #makemoments #livebeautifully #livelaughlove #picnic #weekendvibes #mrkipling #drinksofinstagram #instadrinks #teaparty #motherdaughtertime #mumlife #momlife #letthembelittle #makeitdelicious #onthetable #huffposttaste #humansofjoy #littlestoriesofmylife #our_everyday_moments
5-7 pm. If you’re a mom to tiny humans, you know what time this is, what this look means, and what’s in that mug.
La guarda sempre con una ammirazione sconfinata. E’ innamorato della sua sorellona matta. ✨☘️
From @entrepreneur 👉🏻 . Traditionally, the go-to resource that has prepared tomorrow's business leaders for the management of businesses has been the #MBA . . Yet, a recent report from the Financial Times shows that over the past two years MBA graduates have cooled on entrepreneurship, with less than one in five choosing the less stable startup experience. . This begs the question: Does the MBA just attract a different breed of people or is it less suited for entrepreneurial endeavors? 🧐
. I’m a mom. . I wake up in the morning when my alarm tells me to. I plan out what days I’ll wash my hair weeks in advance. I lay with the boys at night to put them to bed just to open my eyes at 3am on the world’s tiniest toddler mattress, just to go down to my own bed and lay there for hours thinking of how to use the chicken in the fridge. . My Pinterest “suggestions for you” is bipolar with gym workouts, science experiments, recipes, backyard ideas, time management articles and “how to guide your toddler without squashing his independence” ideas... about the same amount of thoughts I have myself in an average minute. . ...but it’s all totally worth it when your little boy does the “floss” after he scores a goal. I’m obviously doing something right 🤷‍♀️😳🙄 . #momlife #momofboys #adayinthelifeof #thelittlethings #mom #kidsofinstagram
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. -Steve Jobs . dress: cat & jack for Target . . .📸: dorothy shi . . #instagramkids  #kidsootd #ootd  #instastyle  #childrensfashion #ministyle  #spottedcmm  #ikfashion #itsallaboutbaby  #babyootd  #instababy #babyfashion  #curlyhair  #fashionista  #cute #babiesofinstagram  #magicofchildhood #trendy_tots  #letthembelittle  #humansofjoy #littleandbrave  #childrensimage  #newitkids #qotd  #quotes  #quoteoftheday  #babymodel #kidmodel  #fashionminis #cutekidsclub
Falling down then shouting “I’m okay” while she’s holding back tears, using her magic powers to defeat the monsters, giving everyone the nickname “Mr. Goose”... #afewofmyfavoritethingsthatshedoes . . . . . #twottifruttiria #magicofchildhood #inbeautyandchaos #theselittlemoments #our_everyday_moments #letthekids #stillagirl #mommymoments #trendy_tots #documentyourdays #livethemoment #runwildmychild #humansofjoy #wildandfreechildren #simplykids #myformerbump #wildmotherhood
Yellow coats and sunny kisses with my girl ☀️❤️ #hardcastlecrags #yorkshire
I used to be the kind of person who REALLY cared what people thought about me. And it made me pretty miserable. I'd always panic about who liked me and who didn't. I'd always fret about whether I fitted in, whether I was making enough effort to look nice or wear the "right thing" or say the right things. Even here on Instagram, I'd worry about doing stories...I'd refilm them again and again until I was sure I sounded ok. The same with YouTube videos, I cringed at the thought of them...I could barely bring myself to edit them. All I could see and hear were faults. It was exhausting. I remember my mum saying to me one day "You'll stop caring so much about what other people think when you get older" and I remember wondering "When?!", not really believing that I ever would stop. But do you know what? I think I'm getting there. Maybe not 100%, but closer. The thing is, you'll never be everybody's cup of tea in life. It's about realising that it's ok not to be....you don't need to be liked by everybody. As Dita Von Teese famously said "You can be the juiciest peach in the world, but there'll always be someone who doesn't like peaches". What matters is that you like yourself. And that you find the right people to be around, who make you feel accepted. I've always struggled with that too, I've made no secret of the fact that friendships are something I haven't found easy in life. But this year, I feel like I'm getting better at making them. And at appreciating the right ones. I feel less concerned about what people think about me. I feel less self conscious about what I'm saying and when. And I feel less inclined to care about the opinions of people who don't really matter to me. Because in all honesty.... I like me. It feels weird to say that so publically, vain almost, but what's so wrong with liking who we are?! I'm a good person. I'm worthy of people's time and friendship. I like me!  Finally, at 36, it seems my mum was right...I guess there are perks to getting older!!
Happy 2nd Birthday to the light of my life! ✨❤️ My darling girl, it has been the greatest joy watching you grow into the fabulous little human that you are!! You are sweet, sassy, stubborn, hilarious, smart and oh so many things. I'm so grateful that we were blessed with you in our lives ❤️❤️ Thank you for making me a mama and bringing us an indescribable amount of joy. We love you!! . . . . . . . . #documentingmotherhood #clickinmoms #makeitblissful #thedarlingweekend #awanderfulchildhood #aheadofthecurve #takemyheartdear #humansofjoy #hurrayforplay #babiesdontkeep #kindredmemories #thesugarjar #jestembobjestes #mojewszystko #coreczkamamusi #kochamnadzycie #mojewszystko #celebratechildhood #motherhoodunplugged #inspiremothers #snapgrowlove #joyfulmamas #bestofmom #ourwhimsicaldays #parenthood_unveiled #seekinspirecreate #pocket_sweetness #uniteinmotherhood #throughachildseyes #thesearethedays
Today was an all around great day! We got up, went for a nice long walk in the sunshine, had a picnic, and then Joey and I snapped the afternoon away! Also the hubster is getting better at taking photos 😘 . . . Loving my @kobiandroo t-shirts in this warm weather! . . . . . . #keepingupwiththesymonds #brandrep #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #supportwomeninbusiness #fashion #motherknowsbest #motherhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #instadaily #momlife #womensfashion #humansofjoy #motherhoodthroughinstagram #uniteinmotherhood #ig_motherhood #littlestoriesofmylife #dailyadventures #dailydoseofhappiness #makemoments #getoutside #sunshine
Yippie for the weekend! 🎉🎉 These photos were taken by the very talented M&Him photo when baby D was 2 weeks old! How time FLIES! Zac and I were just talking this morning about life before baby, and how funny it is that it felt like he’s been here all along! God truly knew my heart needed you. I hope it’s sunny wherever you are. 💕 #husbandappreciationday
This is my sister-in-law and one of my bestest friends. Her name is Alia. Also featured her dopey Dalmatian Kong. She’s beautiful, smart, kind, ambitious, the best gift giver, thoughtful, energetic. We are similar in a lot ways but complete opposite in others. She’s got that East Coast Sass, I have that west coast chill. Despite our differences and distances she has shown me so much love through some of the hardest and loneliest years. She doesn’t know it but I day dream of being half the woman she is when I grow up. She’s pretty amazing and adorable.
“Who’s ready for the weekend?” • George: • He’s even bringing the flowers with him!💜🌸 • All last night I was thinking today was Friday. • I didn’t realize until halfway thru my shower. 🤦🏽‍♀️ • I have a love/hate relationship with Thursday’s. • Thursday’s are school day. • Thankfully school doesn’t start until the afternoon because getting myself ready is enough. • But then you add a baby. • And a toddler. • And a big boy into the mix and you’re gonna wish you trained coyotes for the damn circus! 🎪 •• • • • • • • • • • #our_everyday_moments #justbaby #gatherandtend #childofig #mom_hub #kidsforreal #pixel_kids #runwildmychild #honestmotherhood #jj_its_kids #igers_kids #pocket_sweetness #kidsmood #simplejoy #lightslove #clickinmoms #momlife #themommydiary #humansofjoy #treasuringlittlememories #thepursuitofjoyproject #childhoodunplugged #magicofchildhood #candidchildhood #celebrate_childhood #kindredmemories #cameramama #worldoflittles #letthembelittle #momtogs
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