Ran for our angel boy in heaven today. 👼🏼 i can’t believe it’s almost been a year. love you ares... so so much. #nephew#angelbaby#runwithangels ♥️ (ames got a little tuckered out after that first big mile😅)
“come at me friday!” 🌊 wishing we were at the beach. instead the boys played in a muddy plastic pool. 🤷🏼♀️ improv at its finest. happy friday, people!! 😘 #tgif#nothingdownaboutit (thanks for snapping this @meeshellsullivan ♥️)
I can’t believe that i get to take credit for making these little people. 🙋🏼♀️ they sure bring me a lot of sunshine and happiness. ☀️ speaking of sunshine... what are your favorite outdoor activities with littles around this age? it’s finally that time of year (i swear... if we get another random late-spring snow storm 🤯!!). let’s get creative! #mylittlepeople#nothingdownaboutit
Some days you just gotta bring that magic... and today that magic came in the form of bubbles. ✨ ran wild with these three on the capitol grounds where i used to intern. i have fond memories at this place watching laws pass and change happen first hand. ♥️ someday i hope to be back on this hill speaking with/and for people who are differently-abled. in the meantime, i’ll chase my babies around in the bubbles and roll down the grass hills with them. thanks @brittanynikolephoto for always capturing us in our chaos. (these outfits are from @luluandroo and i’m pretty sure they’re running a big sale right now 🙌🏼)
Thanks to the many messages of kindness towards my “ranting” clips in stories today. the goal is to keep this space a positive space while always being honest. when i read an email today, i just felt like i had to speak up. we have to unite as moms and ask medical professionals to stop predicting our kids futures. they can tell me what welles life is going to look like just as easily as they can tell me what my “typical” kids lives are going to look like. so in other words.... they can’t! while i wish i could change the way they present this diagnosis as a sad thing, or stop them from convincing expectant parents that their lives will be so much harder and place limits on their child (who is still in a u****s 😆), i can’t. what i can do is shout the worth of children like my welles, share the immense joy that he brings into our home and let you know that yes, some things will be harder. but it will, without a doubt, be more than worth it. like i’ve said a million times, what child doesn’t come with hard aspects? none. what if we knew how hard certain things about our other kids would be? would we give up on them? no! parenting any child is hard. and wonderful. and messy. and exhausting. and the best thing that has happened to us. so keep spreading the word with me... keep shouting their worth and keep believing in these kids while having faith in the unknown. ♥️ thank you @brittanynikolephoto for sneakily capturing some of these moments with my kids and sending them to me today as i was having these thoughts... meant to be as they show just how happy and wonderful these kids light up our home... down syndrome and not. ✨ #nothingdownaboutit (thank you @jedediahsjourney for sharing your story in that email with me today!)
Today i got scarlett all ready for school and then found out she doesn’t have it this week (i’m so on top of things). 😆 so we spent the day in comfy clothes, read books, watched a movie and jumped on the trampoline until i wet my pants... tmi. 🤷🏼♀️ speaking of mom problems.... let me remind you of a clothing solution. 😏 you can still get 10% off your purchase, including our “mom on the run” line/collaboration at @nestboutique (where this comfy dress is from)! just use oakley10 at checkout. hope you all took an extended mother’s day and were as lazy as i was today. #mondayfunday#thatswhatisay#nothingdownaboutit
Late night video watching and found this footage from last week. welles got a taste a beach life. 🌊 watching him discover new things is always so magical. ✨ he has such a happiness for life and all of the beauty around him! 🙌🏼 i’m always learning from this kid. (please watch his football stance as a wave approaches in the second video! 😂) and that giggle... 😍 #nothingdownabouthim
You three make my world go round. thank you for teaching me and pushing me to be a better version of myself. thank you for forgiving me as i make countless mothering mistakes. thank you for growing my heart three times bigger and filling my life with a ridiculous amount of love! you might be the reason that i’m a sweaty mess and clean a million disasters a day... and you may have made me a professional bum wiper... but nothing in this world could make me happier than hearing you call me “mom”. happy mothers day to all of my beautiful friends that are trying to figure out motherhood with me. sending you all lots of cyber hugs. ♥️
Back to the grind with a disneyland hangover. missing our fun week in ca but excited to celebrate mother’s day with these people. last year in a women’s church discussion someone asked how many women struggle on mother’s day and so many hands shot up. i was shocked but then reflected on my own morning... feeling down about myself for being short with my kids that week. being a mom is so hard, so overwhelming, so much work and so incredibly wonderful all at the same time. there is always room for improvement and i’m constantly evolving in different directions to become the mother my kids need me to be. i’ll never be a perfect mom, but i’ll always say “i’m sorry” and “i love you” when my kids need to hear those words. to all my mommy friends out there... happy mothers day weekend! may we celebrate our roles and while we shoot to improve, be grateful for how far we’ve come. sending you all my love. ♥️😘 #mothersday#momlife#agoodlife
•giveaway closed• winner announced in bottom of comments. 😘giveaway!! today in support of
compassionate moms, we're joining the #humomitarian campaign and teaming up with @jetkidscom for an awesome giveaway! the lucky winner will receive a bedbox (have you seen these things? so mad i didn’t discover them years ago... i mean, they turn into beds🤯)! #humomitarian celebrates a new global movement of moms who are turning their talents into simple fundraisers for causes they care about: organizing lego clubs to support refugees, hosting backyard barbecues for girls' education, making jam to fight child trafficking and so much more. moms and kids can make a difference!
learn more at talentpledge.org/moms or via @thetalentpledge. we're thrilled to support this movement of humanitarian moms! we’ll announce what we are raising funds for next week and it’s something very close to my heart. so stay tuned for that. ♥️ enter to win your bedbox for smoother travels;) • like this post and sign up to learn more about #humomitarian via talentpledge.org/moms. enter by midnight (pst) tonight! • follow both us and @jetkidscom • tag friends for extra eateries!