breakfast 🍓 I posted about these in stories but they were so easy and delicious that they deserve their own square. Jane and Rose just plunked sliced strawberries inside some popsicle molds and then I added vanilla yogurt 👌🏻
Flower lover raising another flower lover. You’re welcome, nature 🌸
We’re ready for you, baby girl 💕
Sometimes something ridiculous pushes you past your approaching limit. It was bedtime and I was DONE. But they wouldn't stop laughing at all the things. Laughing. Right?? Like HOW DARE THEY. I disciplined as if I had just caught them actively trying to burn our house down or something. I heard myself getting mad that they were laughing and the sane part of me was all "CTFD mama, laughter is ok!". But I didn't and I just let that anger take over. It wasn't a proud parenting moment and I went through the standard mommy self-shaming, wondering how I just irreversibly damaged some part of them, before letting it go. I kissed them goodnight and made a promise to myself to try again tomorrow. Hopefully with a little laughter.
Happy Saturday from Fort Sturgeon!We received the best email ever yesterday. A court date has officially been set to make this girl our daughter forever! Ruth Mercy, we’ve prayed for you and love you for years. Long, long before you were even conceived, you were growing in our hearts. A judge can no more make you my daughter than I can tell the clouds to rain. You’re already our girl. But I’ve always loved rainbows and being on the other side of that judge’s ruling will feel really good. Can’t wait for a lifetime of morning smiles and wrinkled nose giggles!
Що я хочу вам сказати: зуби то така штука, що ще не відпочив від одних, як лізуть наступні.
Ні, ні, я не жаліюся. То ж добре, що в дитини будуть зуби, бо двома нижніми їй не зовсім зручно мене кусати 😉
𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕒𝕦𝕥𝕪 𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕤 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕚𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖 𝕠𝕦𝕥. 𝕟𝕠 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕤 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕕𝕖𝕤𝕔𝕣𝕚𝕓𝕖 𝕞𝕪 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕞𝕪 𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕕, 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕘𝕚𝕣𝕝 ۵
From where we’d rather be 🌿
It’s been busy the past few weeks and I didn’t get to give a shout out for Father’s Day to this man on SM.
You, my David, are such a unique person. You made my dreams come true by giving me a family and TOGETHER, we have the blessing of raising our three girls in a way that I didn’t have the privilege of growing up in.
You truly remind me to be humble and be gracious. I’ve seen your sensitive and teachable heart. You care for and love our girls like no other man could. You are so patient with me, even when I’m difficult to deal with. Thank you for reminding me to enjoy life!
Happy Belated Father’s Day! I love you, Babe! All your girls adore you, even Bryn!
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At 5 weeks Noah received his very first, & much needed chiropractic adjustment. 👶🏼 Many people are shocked when I tell them Noah was adjusted, but a baby’s spine lengthens by 50% in the first year of life alone, so you want to make sure your baby is in proper alignment, ensuring proper nerve function, brain function, and symmetrical growth. Believe me, when it was initially suggested that Noah’s fussiness & discomfort could be due to his aggressive birth & that he may simply need an adjustment, we were hesitant & skeptical. However, after doing some quick research we learned that an adjustment delivered to a baby is much different than an adult. A chiropractor applies pressure to the baby so soft it’s like pressing into a ripe tomato 🍅.
➡️ What can nerve dysfunction from birth trauma look like?
• trouble breathing
• reflux/frequent spitting up
• difficulty nursing
• difficulty sleeping
• ear infections
• delayed developmental milestones
• balance issues
• ....the list could go on & on.
Noah’s birth was traumatic because he came SO quickly - I only had to pushed twice & he came catapulting out! When we met him he was black & blue all over & had extremely bloodshot eyes. 😞 He would cry out when we would lay him on his back, he didn’t sleep for more than 20-30 minutes at a time, he was having trouble latching on the right side & was always full of air bubbles. All indications we assumed were associated with colic. We never imagined his alignment was off until I asked for help and was advised he may simply need an adjustment.
Babies heads are twisted coming out of the birth canal, while getting pulled out with pounds of pressure that can cause damage to their tiny, hardly formed bones, muscles & ligaments! A Harvard University pathologist found evidence of spinal injury causing neurological dysfunction in about 90% of babies as a result of the birthing process. 🍼 90 PERCENT!
So with this information we decided to take Noah to Dr. Nate Coffin (909.798.5433) in Redlands... & it was the best advice we have followed! Noah has been laughing, cooing, laying on his back, sleeping for HOURS, & is now an extremely HAPPY baby 👶🏼😃
Children are not a distraction from more important work, they are the most important work. - C.S. Lewis
Sometimes as a mom it can be easy to fall into a habit of complaining. We miss having time to ourselves, being able to just walk right out the door and hop into the car, a quiet home...and I’m sure the list goes on. But when we are so focused on what is HARD or seemingly INCONVENIENT in motherhood, we miss out on incredibly beautiful opportunities.
We miss the little moments throughout our day to parent with JOY. To radiate Jesus. To be a guide that helps display the wonderful qualities of our Savior.
May we never grow comfortable in coveting a season of life that isn’t attainable. (Honestly, nothing beats being a momma anyways!💕) Instead, let us put on love, lace up our shoes, and build our homes joyfully. Because within those walls are tiny bodies...desperate for Jesus, and quick to soak in everything they hear and see.
Yes, it’ll be tiring. Yes, it will take hard work. But it’s not in vain. So give them Jesus. At every possibility, whenever the moments approach, choose to teach them about God. Choose their well-being over your wants. God is right there beside you. And He will give you the strength to parent with joy, if you’d only just seek Him. 💕
“In Your presence is fullness of joy.” Psalm 16:11
There are tens of thousands of synthetic chemicals that have NOT been tested or studied here in the US.
The air within our homes are more harmful then some of -or most of the industrialized cities
A child's immature blood -brain barrier allows greater exposure to chemicals
The systems in a child s body meant to detox and excrete pollutants are not yet mature
Or fully functioning
I am on Essential Rewards with Young Living Essential Oils! I can quit my Essential Rewards anytime no fee!
BUT honestly WHY!?
?????? I don't need to buy hand soap at the store anymore now that we use Thieves soap!
I don't need any Households chemical bleach non fragrance filler chemicals
NOPE just need one
One spray bottle with one or two capfulls of my Thieves Households Cleaner and water!
Wash walls to Windows to floor to counters!
I use YL personal care like shampoo and soap and on and on!
I go to the store for other things instead!
This is how I really started my journey with Young Living
I started my Essential Rewards
I take baby steps to getting out the ick!
Eventually my home will not be like most homes
Did you know!? The air within your home is more harmful then most of our industrialized cities?
There was a study done ten years ago...so I am sure the statistics is far worse now
There are tens of thousands of synthetic chemicals that have NOT been tested or studied here in the US
I know this comment is kinda off my subject BUT remember when kids were dying from synthetic pot?! My hippies know what I'm saying...when I say who on earth would die from smoking herb
Apparently if it has synthetics you might!
Am I scaring you!?
Am I driving you mad?!
Is this post annoying?
It is my responsibility to inform!
If you know already
It's my responsibility as your friend to keep bugging you until you are ready
Or maybe when you finally decide to live life vs die in the chemicals you will ask me about all of the stuff you are not interested in.
It's always your choice what you choose to do and what you choose not to do.
Reunion of the crazy littles and mama bear
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Gear up for a great day with a sweet crunch!
Einkorn grain predates the processed flour you may find at your nearest supermarkets
Thousands of years ago, families gathered around nourishing meals made with this superior ancient grain.
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We have a Kindergarten graduate!
Do you take naps with your kids?
Who forgot sunscreen?!
The story of the parmesan cheese
Mommy in bathroom
Oldest sister pours sprinkle cheese in sister's hair
Wipes out sprinkles into bowl to hide it
What one does to relieve pain in the neck
Love watching kids having fun on farms
Reminds me when I was younger on the farm
Ok my darlings Zoey(6) & Ramona (3)
Fight all the time!
Ramona gets irate when Zoey hugs and cuddles with me
Zoey loves rubbing it in Ramona's face
I just want it peaceful
I just want my personal bubble
I'm ready to get on my plane to convention in a few Mondays
Life as a stay at home is tough
I love it
Easy Summer Snack
Add to smoothies or eat as is!
Our porch is now open!
It's a HOT one today!
Mommy can we go somewhere? Nope!
Here are some bowls of water! Have fun!
As I sit in a somewhat air-conditioned home
Looking back at memories
Gardens and kids
Is hectic but boy its fun for them
Free spirits dancing in the sun! Sister's
I'm painting! My Ramona Lisa