Mum, i have a big girl belly... and you have a big mummy belly, but does it have a baby in it? Sorry babe ๐Ÿ˜‚ just a mummy belly not a baby belly... but she keeps asking for a baby sister ๐Ÿ™„ #mummybellynotababybelly
If you have more than one kid, expect to never get a photo of everyone looking or smiling again.. This is about as good as it gets ๐Ÿ˜‚ I actually like this more anyway.. you can see their personalities. #SpotMyTwoDramaQueens
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ literally every week, but everything has always some how worked out in the end so far. We're not dying or living on the streets, so i try not to stress too much.. ๐Ÿ™„ #StruggleIsReal but #WhatEverWillBeWillBe
Bay watch.. eat your heart out ๐Ÿ˜‚ instead of my boobs jiggling it was my bum and belly - No cares given, i was having way too much fun enjoying life. I could caption this and pretend that i seen a shark and i was running for my life, but the truth is.. this is just how graceful i am - i'm basically a swan ๐Ÿ™„ Or i could have just not even posted this photo, but looking back at the photos my hubby took yesterday of me with our kids, make me laugh and smile way too much at what a dag i am and how much fun we have. I want to share more of OUR unfiltered perfect moments in life and less of societies "picture" perfect moments. Did you see the one of me in the waves that i posted to stories yesterday? It still has me giggling ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ . . #IShouldStartModeling #IfYouCantLaughAtYourselfWhatCanYouLaughAt #LivingMyBestLife
I basically have to crash tackle my kids to get them to take a photo with me now... they'll thank me for it later in life (and so will I) #ThisPhotoMakesMeHappy
As a little girl, i grew up knowing Friday night as fish and chip night.. so i have continued on in that tradition with my own children, except i've swapped the unhealthy and expensive take away option for freshly cooked crumbed BirdsEye Barramundi with a side of veggies. The kids love it, we sit outside, talk about our week and our weekend plans, while we eat and laugh together. It just feels good to know that i have carried on a piece of my childhood with the kids...except now i'm giving them a healthier and more nutritional alternative (no offence Dad)... plus its quick and easy for me to whip up. If you love your sea food like we do, i highly reccomend the BirdsEye range, which you can find in the freezer section of both @colessupermarkets and @woolworths_au #ad
Its no secret schooling hasnt been easy for us... the hardest part has been the bullying! In the past year, one of my daughters have endured name calling from being told her skin is ugly, that she looks dirty because of her complexion and that shes crazy, weird, stupid, naughty and bad. Theres not alot about being a mum thats easy.. its always worth it and the highs far outweigh the lows.. but seeing your child question their self worth and cry because others have broken their spirit is by far the hardest thing i have had to endure as a mother. Maybe its because you are completely powerless in it. You cant protect them, you cant stop it and you cant prevent it. Its pointless nastiness.. pain caused for no reason that will ever justify those actions. As a parent i would NEVER wish this upon another. Kids will be kids, but it starts at home. Teach your kids to be caring and inclusive, teach them to have soft souls and a kind heart. Sure, they will have falling outs and say thoughtless things, in those moments its up to us to teach them wrong from right. Give consequences for those actions so they know their words will not only hurt others and their families.. but also them and their family. So i tell my kids every day how proud i am of them, that they are beautiful, inside and out. I tell them its OK to cry and that they are strong and brave. I remind them that its OK to stand out and not fit in. To be unapologetically themselves always, because theres never an excuse not to be. I tell them to do as you wish to be done to you. They know that ugly behaviour will NEVER be tolerated. That there are consequences for ALL when we hurt another's soul. Dont let your kids put other kids through it. Dont let your own kid think its OK for someone to hurt them, physically, mentally or emotionally. Sadly bullying doesnt stop in school... so dont be an adult who finds confidence in tearing others down. Dont write, type or talk unkind words. If you wouldnt want it said about you, dont say it about another. #NationalDayAgainstBullyingAndViolance
Story time..and its hilarious! atleast i think it is. Prepare yourself, because this is about to rock your world like it did mine.. unless its all a conspiracy and i'm the only one who didnt know? So the other day when i dropped my daughter off to daycare, a little girl in her room told me that the Easter Bunny was coming soon and he poops chocolate eggs all over their front lawn. In my head i was high five-ing whoever told the kid this. Maybe it was a big sister or a drunk uncle.. either way, it made my day! I absolutely lost it ๐Ÿ˜‚ finally it all made sense to me.. Easter eggs are just like bunny poo scattered on a lawn ๐Ÿ˜‚ hilarious and logical, why didnt i think of it? I giggled to myself all day about it, i couldn't wait to tell my husband that we had it wrong. The next day i mentioned it to one of the teachers ( mind you, still giggling ) and she says.. yeah, thats what i grew up being told too. Well now I feel like my parents robbed me of my childhood, and i've been doing Easter wrong all along. Am i the only one who didnt know the Easter Bunny poops the eggs out and not hand delivers them in a basket? #SeriousQuestion #ImStillGigglingAboutIt #4YearOldsAreSoWise
The face you pull when someone without kids says to you "well they're your kids... you chose to have them" WHAT IM THINKING: ah uh girlfriend, i know you did not just say that to me. WHAT I WANT TO SAY: Thanks for that Janet, for a minute there i nearly forgot i pushed those four kids out my hoo haa and have been living with them since.. i thought i was imaging all the yelling screaming (love + cuddles) i've endured the past nine years. WHAT I ACTUALLY SAY/DO: Smile and nod. It honestly baffles me as to why people point out the most obvious things, that have absolutely zero bearing on a situation and provide no resolve or comfort. EXAMPLE: When kids are throwing tantrums in public, when youre struggling, when you need help or when youre somewhere that isnt child friendly ect. DONT tell me theyre my kids, i know they are. Tell me you'll help me or atleast smile.. or just shut your mouth.. "Well theyre your kids" is the most patronising and dim witted remark you can give a parent in a moment of distress.
Her: Ewww! my babies just pooed on me. Me: Get used to it, youre a mum now..๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚. . Theyre a week old and nameless, so she's looking for name inspiration for her babies. Comment below some suggestions and i'll pass them onto little miss 4year old mama duck, so she can decide tomorrow. We have a black and yellow one. She is claiming the black one is a boy because "boys are black" soo, there you go. #PolicallyCorrectFourYearOld #TotallyMakesSenseInTheDuckKingdom
|| FATHERS || Heres to the players who acknowledge that parenthood is a team sport and one that they helped found. Thanks for co creating an incredible team of mini yous and mini mes. Thanks for stepping up as co captain of the team and playing, even when the odds are stacked against us. Thanks for showing up, time and time again.. rain, sunshine and clouds. Thanks for being there by our side from the start, rubbing our backs and kissing our bellies. Thanks for benching us on the sleepless nights, for taking over when we are feeling defeated and for inspiring us when we are in doubt. Thanks for singing all the songs and doing all the dances. For sitting in tiny chairs and sipping on tiny cups. Thanks for being the dad that they need, playing pretend, reading books and kicking footballs. Thanks for cooking dinner or ordering take out. Thanks for working hard at what you do. Thanks for putting up with us on our hard days, just as we put up with you on yours. Thanks for sticking with the team and being a loyal player, no matter the dynamics. Heres to the dads who who go out and provide a roof over our head and to the dads who stay home and keep the roof on. To the dads who miss out because they work away and to the ones who couldn't make it work, but try to NEVER miss out anyway. As much as we whinge and complain, youre appreciated.. more than we probably care to say and show. So thanks.. thanks for making them, thanks for raising them and thanks for being there for them. And heres a shout out to the ladies MVPing on their own ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ชwho are down a player but still coming out on top each day, even when they feel like theyre losing. #DadAppreciationPost @papa_uggs thanks for being my co captain. I appreciate all you do, more than youll ever know.
A little morning wisdom for you. Dont choose your friends by how they look, choose them by how they treat others - for how they treat others, is how they treat you when youre not around. Beauty is defined on how we act not how we look... Quality over quantity always.
I'm feeling everything and nothing. I know i need this today.. the coffee, the view, the cool breeze hitting me gently to remind me to keep feeling, the sound of small waves softly crashing to balance the chaos in my life, the salty sand between my toes to remind me to remain grounded when it all feels too much.I want that feeling of contentment and serenity. I just need a dose of caffeine and vitamin sea to find myself and remind me of where im going. But its raining and miserable and taking two small humans to the beach doesnt feel like it will be soul soothing on a day like today. So instead i'll remain lost in chaos, kids, laughter and love.
The older i get, the more i realise that adults never really "grow up" completely.. we just get older, look older and *sometimes* act older. So take me back to last weekend where i got to chase wild horses in the rain. It still gets me as giddy as it did when i was a little girl. Chasing after my first real love and letting my soul and spirit run as free and wild as i wish it could in every day life. #WeAreAllJustBigKids #DoWhatSetsYourSoulOnFire #ChaseYourPassion #NeverLetGoOfWhatMakesYouHappy #WildHeartFreeSpirit
of coffee.... . Fun fact, i dont drink alcohol.. well i do, just rarely.. its not really my cup of tea (tea is my cup of tea) however, some days i could probably use something stronger haha. Anyone else need a strong drink of something, some days?
This is literally how i've felt all day ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜‚ except i dont look as cute as him in that state of emotion... #WheresMyEnergyAt? And far out brussel sprout, can we talk two year old molars for a sec..the struggle was real today and he was all kinds of next level!
I ainโ€™t no out dated witch on a broomstick or some Cinderella chick wasting her whole day cleaning ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚ย I fly around the house on my Dyson and it gets it done quick! Its basically modern day magic.. #ImAWitchOnADysonWhenNoOneListens #justaskmyhusband Honestlyย though, who wants to spend hours cleaning? Thank you @dyson for allowing me to trial the #Dysonv8 Absolute+ cord free vacuum this past two weeks, it has been a miracle! making the kids mess less work and giving us more time to spend playing together. Check out my storiesย for moreย  #workingwith #IfYouCantLaughAtYourselfWhatCanYouLaughAt #MumLife #IThinkImHilarious #MyHubbyDoesnt