stephmignon

Steph Mignon

Writer. Blogger. Dreamer. Mother. 👩‍💻Mind behind #writersfollowwriters ♥️ Mommying for 1,267 days & celebrating 🥑 A lil avocado can change everything

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17 bedtimes without this guy, starting now. Even though we’re in Hawaii for a few more weeks sans super dad, the toddler bedtime shuffle is intense no matter where you are or who you’re with. And it’s practically brutal when you’re rolling solo. So other than wine pours the size of a Big Gulp cup, whatcha got for me bedtime tips wise? There’s got to be an easier and faster way than our 25 bedtime stories and at least two last minute snack pleas... #stopthemadness . . . #thepursuitofjoyproject #dadlife #thehappynow #dailyparenting #parentingdaily #thesincerestoryteller #toddlermom #unitedinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodrising #familytraveltribe #fathers #loverules
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If I wrote you a postcard from Hawaii it’d say... traveling with kids is hard but not traveling with them is harder (because the Mom monotony is REAL y’all). 🦀 It’d say, wherever you go there you are but some places CAN bring out a little more happiness in your heart than others. 🌊 It’d say, Hawaii is wonderful but nothing is perfect, only fleeting moments can come anywhere close and then someone starts crying or you run out of Sauvignon Blanc. 🏃‍♀️It’d say, after 2 months of running a few times a week I was finally enjoying it and then BAM! Today I literally tripped over my feet and skinned my elbow and hand REALLY BAD. Like toddler bad. But my first thought as I was laying there bleeding on the sidewalk was “thank God no one saw me.” Is there anything more embarrassing than falling on your face in front of a bunch of strangers and sweating your ass off in a sports bra you probably should’ve thrown away in 2010? 😬 🤟🏻 What would your postcard say? Tell me everything 😊#letters . . . #dailyparenting #thesincerestoryteller #thingsiwanttoremember #momentslikethese #travelmom #travelblogger #traveldiaries #travelwithme #letstalk #letsgosomewhere #letsbehonest #letsbefriends #letthekids #motherhoodrising #motherhoodintheraw #writersofinstagram #momsofinstagram #momsofig #travel_captures #hawaiistagram
I love you even though your jokes are stupid (but admittedly also funny 1/3 of the time!) and I’ve heard 99.9% of your stories. Happy 7th anniversary!!! You’re truly my bestie for life. . . . #couplesofinstagram #marriagequotes #marriagegoals #anniversarygift #anniversarydinner #celebrateloveeveryday #celebratelife #celebratemarriage #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #parentingdaily #parenting #loverules #staytogether #fathers #postthepeople #thesincerestoryteller #thepursuitofjoyproject #chasinglight #dearestviewfinder
What I love about Ko’olina is that you don’t have to stay at the resorts to enjoy so many of their amazing activities! Thank you so much for the @disneyaulani character breakfast experience @apkirkman. We hope to make it a yearly family tradition! As long as our kids can get their acts together and make it through a meal without a meltdown 😝. Or maybe it’s us parents who need to learn a thing or two? #onedayatatime 🍳 If you go to Oahu with kids, the character breakfast is a must. And while Aulani is gorgeous and amazing you can enjoy it without being a guest there. Such a fun way to spend a day in Hawaii! See more in my story :) #familytravel . . . #girlmom #letthekids #disneykids #disneyresorts #koolina #oahutravel #hawaiitravel #travelwithkids #travelwithfriends #letthemexplore #minimouse #mickey #aulani #postthepeople #exploremore #summerday #summerfun #gratitude #familytraveltribe #traveldiaries #travelwithme #travelblogger #momswithcameras #momentslikethese #joyfulmamas #thepursuitofjoyproject
I think it’s about time to do another #writersofinstagram #writersfollowwriters loop don’t you? Thanks @midnightfevermusings for the image! To keep this boosted comment below tagging another writer you love, repost, and follow, follow, follow! Allow 24 hours back for re-follow. . . . #amwriting #amwritingfiction #writersofinstagram #words #poetry #writermoms #writersofig #womensfiction #romance #horror #suspense #books #amwritingfantasy #amwritingromance #amwritingscifi #chiclit
I had a whole plan of captioning this photo with a line from Jack Johnson’s “Better Together” but then at Costco today (yes, they have Costco in Hawaii and it’s everything!) I saw this beautiful family of 7 (and she was ready to pop with baby #6 !). The kids were PERFECTLY behaved. And they were dressed in matching red white and blues. And I swear they were all smiling. And holding hands. And looking adoringly at each other. Meanwhile, my son was trying to skin the cat on the shopping cart and my daughter was fighting him for his spot and I had to literally pry them apart amongst red hot tears. And then the fighting and intensity continued for the rest of the day. Meltdowns. Tantrums. That losing at parenting feeling seriously competing with this Aloha vibe I’m working on. I’ve been wondering ever since what those parents are doing differently. Or maybe it’s just living in Hawaii - I could tell they’re local- maybe it seeps into your soul and takes over and even makes the kids better?🤷‍♀️ Here’s hoping that tomorrow isn’t so tumultuous because those Four Seasons Mai Tais aren’t free, folks 😬 And this sleepy time tea ain’t cutting it after today. #vacationfromvacation #candidmotherhood . . . #theartofchildhood #motherhoodunplugged #momswithcameras #koolina #candidchildhood #husbandsofinstagram #parentingdaily #dailyparenting #thingsiwanttoremember #hawaiisunset #thepursuitofjoyproject #theartofchildhood #thesincerestoryteller #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodrising #unitedinmotherhood #momtog #vscoedit #writeyouonmyheart
“Also I lassoed the 🌞 to stretch the days and bring you fun!” I know Moana came out a few years ago but to my 2-year-old it’s all brand new and amazing and needs to be played like a gazillion times a day and so I drink Mai Tais out of recycled Spam containers at @fourseasons Oahu and then play it for him again. And again. And again! #traveldiaries . . . #travelblogger #notonlymama #momentslikethese #thingsiwanttoremember #spam #luxurytravel #unitedinmotherhood #travelmom #maitai #yourewelcome #moana #koolina #fourseaonskoolina #theartofchildhood #thepursuitofjoyproject #thesincerestoryteller #spamforspam #motherhoodunplugged
I love those days when you’re so in the moment you lose track of time, forget what day of the week it is, and have no idea where you left your phone (or reality for that matter). That’s the feeling I live for. #presentnotperfect . . . #notonlymama #motherhoodunplugged #traveldiaries #exploremore #getoutdoors #letthekids #unitedinmotherhood #curvygirl #mombod #lethembelittle #travelstyle #familytraveltribe #beaches #beachbody #bikinigirl #bodyconfidence #momentslikethese #thingsiwanttoremember #theartofchildhood #thepursuitofjoyproject #joyfulmamas #candidchildhood #candidmotherhood
There Must be a God. Because I see her everywhere. In the faces of children. In the quiet light of the sunset. In sea shells. I see God in soft rain and angry storms. I know nothing for sure but this is what I tell my children. God is in each tiny grain of sand running through my fingers. God is in sea turtles. And in smiles. God is in sadness too. And the smell of fresh hot coffee in the early morning. God is in rainbows. In spiders! God is in cats and candy and criminals. God is so much bigger than we’ll ever even be able to know. And God is definitely in Hawaii. 🌈 ☀️ My daughter’s been asking about God lately. And at first I didn’t have an answer. 🤷‍♀️But then I looked around, really looked around, and it seemed so obvious all of a sudden.🌊 ❤️ What do you believe? . . . #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodintheraw #notonlymama #unitedinmotherhood #exploremore #letthekids #traveldiaries #notonlymama #jofulmamas #thingsiwanttoremember #spiritualawakening #familytraveltribe #getinspired #godisnotdead #lovemore #loveislove #theartofchildhood #thesincereststoryteller #hawaiistagram #sunset #ig_motherhood #iphonephotooftheday
I’m not gonna lie, I let my son watch Moana like 3 times on the plane to Maui so I could finish @catsteadman ’s deliciously juicy and addictive novel SOMETHING IN THE WATER! It’s @hellosunshine ’s book club pick and now I know why. So. Freaking. Good. 📕 I’m officially on a thriller kick! So what should I read next??? #amreading #bookstagram . . . #travelblogger #summerreading #writersfollowwriters #writersofinstagram #instagood #instabooks #thriller #traveldiaries #honesmotherhood #thesincerestoryteller #whatimreading #beachread #unitedinmotherhood #joyfulmamas #read #readmore #motherhoodunplugged #pursuepretty #darlingweekend #womensfiction
Me before kids: I hate flying but I love traveling. Me after kids: Is it really wrong to give my kid some benadry for the flightl? I swear he's got allergies. And let’s attach like 5 pacifiers to his clothing even though he’s 2-years old. And bring Goldfish crackers. Lots and lots of Goldfish crackers. Oh, she’s 4 now so as long as we have the iPad she'll be okay... What? We forgot the binkies! And the snacks!?!?! AND THE iPAD!?!?! *holds head in hands and cries.* * Mamas of the world, #writersofinstagram , my people everywhere, please pray that tomorrow is not the day, and not the flight, where my 2-year old son decides to scream at the top of his lungs like he did, I don't know, JUST YESTERDAY in the tampon aisle at Target... . . . #travelmom #travelwithme #traveldiaries #travelblogger #unitedinmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw #dearestviewfinder #pursuewhatislovely #notonlymama #thingsiwanttoremember #writeyouonmyheart #theartofchildhood #thesincerestoryteller #girlmom #boymom #honestmotherhood #truthbomb #hawaiibound
I always think it’s hilarious when 75% of celebrities in magazines are like, “I’m a definite jeans and T-shirt person.” Not me. Nope. Dresses and hats all day long for this girl. 👗 Even if I’m just over cooking Dino shaped chicken nuggets in the microwave most days, I’m not going to let that stop me from wearing something breezy and fun! There’s something instantly fabulous and effortlessly stylish about a dress and a good hat. 👒 Speaking of hats, this is the best travel hat ever! It’s by @wallaroohats and you can get it on Amazon and fold it up in your carryon and it will still love you afterward! (I so totally wish this were a sponsored post because give me all the hats haha!). 🎩 So what will it be when People Magazine interviews you? Jeans and tees? Or something a little flowier? . . . #whatiworetoday #ohheymama #travelmom #travelstyle #hatsofinstagram #travelhat #dressoftheday #dress #dresscode #affordablefashion #joyfulmamas #joyfolie #wallaroo #chasinglight #thepursuitofjoyproject #thehappynow #chasingthelight #kristielisephotography #pursuewhatislovely #pursuepretty #darlingmovement #dearestviewfinder #wearitloveit #summerstyle
Father's Day was difficult for me until I met you. Thank you for being the father I never had to the children I always dreamed of. * Sending hope to all the wanna be mamas still looking for their perfect papas. Sending light to all the wounded souls still healing from daddy issues (I feel you! Don't give up. YOU ARE WORTH IT!). Sending love to all the mommys who also moonlighted as daddies. * Oh and If Father's Day STILL pisses you off, go eat chicken and waffles, drink some Mimosas, and tell Father's Day to suck it! That's what the man in the photo would tell you to do. . . . #thepursuitofjoyproject #fathersday #dadday #celebratedad #dadsofinstagram #familyiseverything #dadlife #thankyoudad #fathers #boydad #girldad #thingsiwanttoremember #kristielisephotography
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