grocery pickup took an hour and a half past my scheduled pickup time today (I know: first world probs🤷🏽♀️) then errands to grab items they missed in my order, and this boy was so patient the whole time while i barely managed to keep my frustration in check at the waste of the time I could have been working. Then somehow I managed to hear the still small voice saying to play hide and seek with him when I got home instead of getting straight to work. Waste more time?! I argued first—then realized that in 10 years I’d look back and cringe that I thought groceries and work topped playing with this sweet boy. Everything will get done. Here’s to choosing joy on Monday’s. ✅👊🏼
Can I just be real for a moment?
I do love this gig! I truly feel like God called me to be a Mother. It’s something I always longed for & looked forward to in life! BUT, I would be lying if I said being a Mother isn’t hard at times. Like this morning... it’s Monday & we are up early getting Mase ready for school when he starts complaining of a stomach ache. I thought he was just tired & didn’t want to go school... but he proved me wrong when he ended up vomiting in the dining room floor. 🤢 I hate seeing my babies sick, especially when I can’t really do anything to help.
So on top of cleaning up all of that this morning which is really hard for me by the way because I have a super weak stomach... I also have a toddler who recently learned how to climb on the couch. Mase’s Zofran finally started kicking in & then Gaines fell off the couch & nailed his head on the coffee table. 😭
Yes my house is a little chaotic this morning but I am choosing Joy in the moment! I am thankful for this chaotic home, these wild sick boys, & that I am able to stay home & take care of them today! God is good ALL THE TIME! ❤️
If you haven’t already checked it out, I’m talking all about my fun trip to @beachwoodplace last weekend where I attended a calligraphy workshop directed by the amazing @catcoq and finished up my back to school shopping! #backtoschool#sponsored
We’re huge fans of @michaelsstores Kids Club! How cute is this unicorn wall decor she made this past Saturday? 🦄 We’ve been going since May, and now we’re regulars. I love seeing Bella form a bond with her “art teacher” Ms.Alice, a retired school teacher. Bella has fine motor skill delays, and Ms.Alice goes above and beyond encouraging her to strengthen those hand muscles by guiding her through each project. ❤️
Love the little details and lovely conversion 💛 Thank-you so much @tre_adore for sharing your beautiful photo!
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Double tap if your mom motto is "you do what ya gotta do"!5(ish) months in and this is how we still do naps. I am normally in the middle laying on my right side to nurse Brantley and my hand is reached behind to hold onto Calvin's hand who is snuggled against my back. I remember being so nervous about how I was going to get Calvin down for naps with a newborn by myself but this is what has worked for us. Sometimes, I sneak a little nap myself but most of the time I just listen to podcasts and relax.
This was never my intention but having that time to myself squeezed in between my boys is how we are able to get through the day. You gotta do whatcha gotta do, ya know what I'm sayin'? #themomentcollective
Well hello there Monday!! 😅 I feel like I’m dragging so bad today 😱 So many orders waiting to be done & shipped!! I never dreamed a little hobby could have turned into this, but I’m so so grateful!!! 💕💕🙌🏻
Here’s to a great week 🙏🏻💞
Sneak peak from one of the most beautiful families I’ve ever seen 😯
I was so bummed with having no golden hour from the smoke 😫 but they still rocked their session and I cannot wait to send off this galley
We are a very sleepy and cuddly crew over here. So so much love. 💕
Also, my husband is pretty amazing as he balances all the hats these last few days: working and getting ready for his big event, caring for me as I slowly get better, slipping in sweet one-on-one moments with Emet, helping with all the things around our home and keeping it peaceful, and alllll the diaper changes. I’m so thankful for that wonderful man. @calvintpayne
Good morning, from #thebeautifulreal 👋🏼
This scene by @mamaysucamara is so intriguing to me. I love that she chose to show so much of the environment, giving such great context to the story. It appears as though these kids have been playing for hours and are currently in chill mode. Well, all but one. 😆 I love the leading lines of the shadow, chair and even the legs, which take our eyes directly to this simultaneously quiet and loud moment.
So excited to see your work this week, babes. Keep em comin’.
🖤 anna ( @adndesigns )