R e l a t i o n s h i p s a f t e r b a b y
today in our mothers village we discussed how relationships are affected after a baby. sometimes, connections grow stronger and other times, they require a lot more work and focus. the dynamics of your relationships shift and can affect friendships, spouse/partners, your relationship with your own parents and in-laws, and even your relationship with baby’s older siblings. mothers desire to be seen as a whole person rather than just the baby’s mother/grandchild’s mom. more couples today are seeking relationship counseling after having a baby than ever before. mothers and fathers respond and adjust to their newborn baby in different ways. misunderstandings and conflicts can affect the relationship as a result. “about two-thirds of couples had serious problems in the first three years of the baby’s life, where their happiness with one another went down,” says gottman, who has researched relationships for 30 years. i’m going to share more about this in my next few posts.
which relationships were most affected for you?? comment below!
proud parents and b***s 📷 by @alicecampello
“please, oh please, can i get another nissi & jireh?? i heard they have new 5-in-1 pacifiers!” 🙏
3 weeks ago
This happens all the time. i rush to get him dressed, throw some clothes on myself, & then we head out the door. only to realize when i put him in his car seat... we match! ooops 🤷🏽♀️ #boymom#oopsididitagain
Free parenting advice on the beach day! yes, i’m aware my kid is eating sand. yes, he is wearing an obscene amount of sunscreen. anyone else go from 0 to blood boil when strangers critique your parenting skills!? in other news, rowe is still a thriving, happy human. sand in the mouth and all 🤪 rock on little babe. you can eat whatever your little heart desires. except dog poop. don’t touch the dog poop.
Summer is nearing to an end. literally in just a couple days it will be fall. i love both seasons for many reasons... kinda bittersweet if you ask me. ☀️🍂
Cleaning out my closet again! i'm selling these jeans and so much more! this time i'm using @poshmark and i've already had great success! ive been able to reach more people and shop all my favorite brands too! tap the link in my bio to download the free app and shop all my new items i've posted for sale! find me @erinarlene13#poshpartner
I’ve been truly enjoying these days with my girls and learning to enjoy every second i get with them even if it involves tantrums, fighting, travesuras and lots of emotional meltdowns from my 2 year old. with two girls under two, i have some really hard days. but then i remind myself how blessed i am to have these days to begin with and my heart fills up with so much gratitude. thank you jesus for my healthy, wild and vibrant little girls. they are growing up way too fast. swipe left to see my 2 year old crying because i didn’t invite her to be in the first photo. also, another outfit she picked out herself. a winter coat on a 70 degree day. 🤦🏻♀️ some days i choose my battles very very wisely. 😅😂❤️
Grades are in........ distinction! even through an emotionally and mentally draining couple of months i kept pushing through with my study. yep i’m tooting my own horn because i’m bloody proud of myself!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 #wheresthepartyat#celebrateyou
🏆🙌♥️okay!!!! i officially have to start reserving spots!!!! 💕🔥 $20 enrollment promo-codes will be here any second!!!! 20 available, literally first come first serve!!! you have to give me all your info for me to •save• your spot!!!!! no exceptions!!! as soon as they come in, you’ll be in!!!!!.
I debated if i should post this picture, i mean jesus man alive, how tired do i look!
but this is actually one of my fave pictures from our trip to embo.
look at her face. that smile. my smile. both of them are real and i absolutely love this picture of us.
just me and jess wandering along the beach, her jumping in rock pools and strangers laughing that ' mummy isn't getting wet'- because mum's not an eejit and has felt cold, wet denim on her skin before #nothanks
i like this picture so much because i really was having fun and felt happy. these moments still surprise me, usually i feel like i'm forcing myself to 'enjoy' life or i'm busy thinking of 100 things that need to be done. or just generally being pulled by the buzz in my mind that means everything must be done now or else the whole world will implode.
i don't have much chill, it's a constant source of 'kirsty bashing' in my mind. along with all the other nonsense depression has left behind.
i also love this picture because my child is happy, something i question daily. wondering how i'm f*****g her up, if she'll hate me, if i'm fit to be her mum, if my monsters will give birth to her own monsters later in life.
that can't be true, we must be doing something right, judging by this picture - i'll need to remind myself of that when the monsters come knocking again.
We are just best buds 🌷 who rose 🌹 to the occasion, and i’ll tell you once and floral 🌺🌸 i think you’re dandy, and i’m not lion 🌼
hope you’re all feeling bouquet 💐
ps. how did you like my flower puns? 😜
pss. i’d love to hear your flower puns 😂😂
psss. best flower pun wins!!!
matching floral outfits from @snurk_usa
Better late then never!! happy 7 months (2weeks late) to my precious little pumpkin! hayden crawls so good now and is standing and walking beside things! 😭 why must he grow so fast!! he officially eats solids and has his two bottom teeth! i can’t believe how fast this year has gone!! here’s to my babies first october, which is my favorite month!
Finally! some fresh air! the boys have had colds for over a week now and it has been raining on and off most of the days. so happy for such a nice, chilly day.
also, in love with this long sleeve romper from @littlelushop is so stinking cute.
if you love this pacifier clip as much as i do from @whatlittlewonder i have a discount code waiting for you in my linktree!
I get to be mom to this beautiful little human.
you make me question my sanity at times and make me want to give up atleast once a day. but then you'll grab me with those pudgy hands and show me the purest of smiles and i know i'm doomed. melts my heart every single time and i know i'll do it all over again just to make you smile. you are truly my sweetest blessing. 💕