motherhoodmoments

I had no idea it would be this hard to raise a baby 💯 on my own 😅 BUT on the plus side, I don’t have to share my snuggles with anyone and I think he got all my genetics anyway 😏😍 #judgeyeyebrows #alwayssuspicious

I had no idea it would be this hard to raise a baby 💯 on my own 😅 BUT on the plus side, I don’t have to share my snuggles with anyone and I think he got all my genetics anyway 😏😍 #judgeyeyebrows #alwayssuspicious

Throwback to 25 and squishy chunky baby snuggles ❤️ .
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#motherhoodmoments #10yearsago #throwback #momofboys

Throwback to 25 and squishy chunky baby snuggles ❤️ . . #motherhoodmoments #10yearsago #throwback #momofboys

Mariah loves the pigeon series by #mowillems so much that she memorized almost all the books (thanks again @pmoonpics & @matt.choi for the intro!) here she is reading from "the duckling gets a 🍪?" 😂

#mariahgracechao #toddler #toddlerreading #mowillems #mowillemsbooks #ducklinggetsacookie #24monthsold #24months #reading #readingwithdaddy #letthembelittle #motherhoodmoments #love #family

Mariah loves the pigeon series by #mowillems so much that she memorized almost all the books (thanks again @pmoonpics & @matt.choi for the intro!) here she is reading from "the duckling gets a 🍪?" 😂 #mariahgracechao #toddler #toddlerreading #mowillems #mowillemsbooks #ducklinggetsacookie #24monthsold #24months #reading #readingwithdaddy #letthembelittle #motherhoodmoments #love #family

II Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and literally stepped on to the ice to try curling II Never in my life would I have thought to try the sport but to be honest, I absolutely LOVED it II Who would have thought II I may have more of an appreciation for professional curlers although I'm not sure I can watch it that long on TV... yet II #trynewthings #curling

II Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and literally stepped on to the ice to try curling II Never in my life would I have thought to try the sport but to be honest, I absolutely LOVED it II Who would have thought II I may have more of an appreciation for professional curlers although I'm not sure I can watch it that long on TV... yet II #trynewthings #curling

Butterfly kisses, loud kisses, what are some of your unique sweet kisses with your child?

Butterfly kisses, loud kisses, what are some of your unique sweet kisses with your child?

thought we knew happiness, and then our baby laughed. 💓✨

thought we knew happiness, and then our baby laughed. 💓✨

Create your own style, let it be unique for yourself and yet indentifiable for others.  Anna Wintour

Raising confident girls that can make their own choices, like cutting their hair and donating for a good cause.
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Create your own style, let it be unique for yourself and yet indentifiable for others. Anna Wintour Raising confident girls that can make their own choices, like cutting their hair and donating for a good cause. • • • • • • • #girls #preteens #confidentgirls #girlmom #sisterhood #instakids #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodmoments #momlife #realhousewifeofelpaso #realhousewifeoftexas #texashousewife #elpasohousewife #elpasomoments #elpaso #elpasotx #915 #teacher #teacherlife #momlife #instateacher #instamom #elpasomom #lifewithsuzie #photosinbetween #bandofun #abmlifeiscolorful

Being a perfect boy while getting his fresh cut called for a toy surprise. ***Thanks to @theredheadedstylist for the couple years of patience that led us to today! 🙌🏻👊🏻💇🏻‍♂️😘
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Being a perfect boy while getting his fresh cut called for a toy surprise. ***Thanks to @theredheadedstylist for the couple years of patience that led us to today! 🙌🏻👊🏻💇🏻‍♂️😘 . . . . #jordyjames #freshcut #toddlerboy #boylife #rescuebots #transformers #ibribedhim #itworked #monumentalmoment #notears #motherhoodmoments #momlife

Little man tried food for the first time today😭 growing so fast. He loved it though!.. made me think of the first time Colton tried food.😋❤️

Little man tried food for the first time today😭 growing so fast. He loved it though!.. made me think of the first time Colton tried food.😋❤️

Need to bring your baby to conference sessions at @mummycon ? 👶🏽👶🏼👶🏾
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Sure can! Even some of our speakers need to bring their babies 😉
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Kate & Mr B will be presenting our “Preparing for Education” session!
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So bring your baby (or toddler or preschooler). Because we don’t want anything to stop you from coming along xo

Need to bring your baby to conference sessions at @mummycon ? 👶🏽👶🏼👶🏾 . Sure can! Even some of our speakers need to bring their babies 😉 . Kate & Mr B will be presenting our “Preparing for Education” session! . So bring your baby (or toddler or preschooler). Because we don’t want anything to stop you from coming along xo

We’re all coming down with colds 🤧- I really don’t like to see my Littles sick, however I really enjoy the snuggles that come along with it 💕it’s not often these girls slow down long enough for a cozy snuggle #bossytutu

We’re all coming down with colds 🤧- I really don’t like to see my Littles sick, however I really enjoy the snuggles that come along with it 💕it’s not often these girls slow down long enough for a cozy snuggle #bossytutu

My brother is my hero. {double tap if you agree}
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Ps. These amazing capes are playtime favorites in our home! Click the link in my bio to read up on how we play, and all of the toys we're #latelyloving.
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#landofmom #happymom #happymomtribe #brothers #mybrother #brotherlylove #superheros #hero #heismyhero #bigbrother #littlebrother #brotherlove #motherhood #momblog #childhoodunplugged #childhoodfriends #bestfriendgoals #bestfriends #boymom #mysons #lovemybrother #motherhoodmoments #momswithcameras #babiesofinstagram #toyreview #toddlertoys #pretendplay

My brother is my hero. {double tap if you agree} . Ps. These amazing capes are playtime favorites in our home! Click the link in my bio to read up on how we play, and all of the toys we're #latelyloving. . . . . . . #landofmom #happymom #happymomtribe #brothers #mybrother #brotherlylove #superheros #hero #heismyhero #bigbrother #littlebrother #brotherlove #motherhood #momblog #childhoodunplugged #childhoodfriends #bestfriendgoals #bestfriends #boymom #mysons #lovemybrother #motherhoodmoments #momswithcameras #babiesofinstagram #toyreview #toddlertoys #pretendplay

When I first found out we were going to have another baby, I must admit, I had no idea how we were going to do it. We had just started getting actual sleep again, moved into our house and I started taking on way more clients. Now that he is here, all I keep thinking is, “Nothing that has feet the size of my finger can be that scary”

When I first found out we were going to have another baby, I must admit, I had no idea how we were going to do it. We had just started getting actual sleep again, moved into our house and I started taking on way more clients. Now that he is here, all I keep thinking is, “Nothing that has feet the size of my finger can be that scary”

“Yeah, now basketball is my favorite sport
I love the way they dribble up and down the court” 🏀

“Yeah, now basketball is my favorite sport I love the way they dribble up and down the court” 🏀

I used to always think they healthy eating had to be boring and flavorless.
Well this was delicious and thank you hubby for cooking dinner on a night when I’m emotionally and physically exhausted.
-Brown rice 🍚 -Baked Salmon 🐟 -Sautéed bell peppers 🌶 .
What’d you have for dinner tonight??
#DinnerTime #HealthyEats #Salmondinner

I used to always think they healthy eating had to be boring and flavorless. Well this was delicious and thank you hubby for cooking dinner on a night when I’m emotionally and physically exhausted. -Brown rice 🍚 -Baked Salmon 🐟 -Sautéed bell peppers 🌶 . What’d you have for dinner tonight?? #DinnerTime #HealthyEats #Salmondinner

I think part of the reason why I freak the heck out about the photographs I get to take is the fullness of beauty I witness. Unless you know the person in the photo, you all only get to see the external, the physical, the love shown through a simple look or kiss captured in a split second. I get to see that too of course, but I also am opened up to see the beauty in their soul. The true feelings of life- whether it’s excitement or gratitude or a bit of fear. I have the opportunity to watch little moments like a husband getting his wife her coat from the car as we chat at the end of the shoot or a quick kiss walking from one location to the next. I get to hear about the home renovations and the new jobs and so many good memories from the past they choose to share so openly with me. First, if you have been my client, thank you for this. Secondly, if you haven’t been my client, thank you for helping me celebrate this. It’s far more than a photograph to me and to the people in them because it’s a glimpse of THEM. These photos aren’t just for you, they are ABOUT you.
Sharing about this, along with these two tomorrow on the blog. You won’t believe where I met Courtney!! Cannot wait for you to see the rest.

I think part of the reason why I freak the heck out about the photographs I get to take is the fullness of beauty I witness. Unless you know the person in the photo, you all only get to see the external, the physical, the love shown through a simple look or kiss captured in a split second. I get to see that too of course, but I also am opened up to see the beauty in their soul. The true feelings of life- whether it’s excitement or gratitude or a bit of fear. I have the opportunity to watch little moments like a husband getting his wife her coat from the car as we chat at the end of the shoot or a quick kiss walking from one location to the next. I get to hear about the home renovations and the new jobs and so many good memories from the past they choose to share so openly with me. First, if you have been my client, thank you for this. Secondly, if you haven’t been my client, thank you for helping me celebrate this. It’s far more than a photograph to me and to the people in them because it’s a glimpse of THEM. These photos aren’t just for you, they are ABOUT you. Sharing about this, along with these two tomorrow on the blog. You won’t believe where I met Courtney!! Cannot wait for you to see the rest.

Love this connection between mama and baby. 😍

Love this connection between mama and baby. 😍

Annie Page loves Auntie Paige ( when mom isn't prepared for the cold weather so you're forced to wear your fur with sweatpants and moccasins) #momfail

Annie Page loves Auntie Paige ( when mom isn't prepared for the cold weather so you're forced to wear your fur with sweatpants and moccasins) #momfail

Today is proof that we officially need to get a second car seat. Tyler left for work this morning with it in his car. 🤦🏼‍♀️ So we canceled our plans and hung around the house all day. This was right after his nap this morning. Look at those cute smiles I caught! Love you Cruz boy! 💙 #momlifeisthebestlife #mamasboy #selfie

Today is proof that we officially need to get a second car seat. Tyler left for work this morning with it in his car. 🤦🏼‍♀️ So we canceled our plans and hung around the house all day. This was right after his nap this morning. Look at those cute smiles I caught! Love you Cruz boy! 💙 #momlifeisthebestlife #mamasboy #selfie

This is legit what I thought when I became a mom. I know it can be scary to admit and now, five years later I can look back on it with somewhat of a sense of humor, but this is what it’s really like for so many moms. I was so confused. A new baby didn’t seem like a gift at first. It seemed like a mistake. My hormones and my brain were seriously out of wack and I want all mamas out there to know it’s okay if yours are too. Medicine and therapy put me back together and continue to keep me together. I’m a proud PPD survivor and warrior mom and we are here for all you mamas out there!

This is legit what I thought when I became a mom. I know it can be scary to admit and now, five years later I can look back on it with somewhat of a sense of humor, but this is what it’s really like for so many moms. I was so confused. A new baby didn’t seem like a gift at first. It seemed like a mistake. My hormones and my brain were seriously out of wack and I want all mamas out there to know it’s okay if yours are too. Medicine and therapy put me back together and continue to keep me together. I’m a proud PPD survivor and warrior mom and we are here for all you mamas out there!

STOP YOUR SCROLL , and read what this challenger has to say about the program we are doing together. She is so amazing , and I couldn’t say it any better so these are her exact words!!
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“Before starting 80 Day Obsession I was a little skeptical.  Like seriously, what could a home workout program do for me that running and going to the gym couldn’t do?  What could containers and a food list do for me that I couldn’t figure out or hadn’t already figured out myself?  I mean I thought I already ate pretty well and I ran...I ran a lot. .
After starting the program I realized wow this is so organized.  I don’t have to run 3 miles and then google “leg day” or “core exercises” at the gym.  I don’t  have to try to make it to the gym at a certain time to avoid the crowds.  I don’t have to rely on someone to watch my little boy while I go workout.  I open my iPad and do the workout for the day. No babysitter, no driving, no crowds, no googling. Mind blown. .
Yes, I get up early on the days I work but I’m dedicated...maybe a little obsessed 🤣 😎🤓
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As far as eating...I eat SO MUCH FOOD and it’s all good for me.  I thought I ate good before but I didn’t realize how I wasn’t eating the right portions of the right foods for me. The containers and custom meal plan based off just a few calculations makes  prepping and following the timed nutrition pretty darn easy.  Real food in the right portions is so filling so I don’t really want junk food.  And I feel so much leaner and I have more energy. .
I’m a single mom, I work a full time job and I’m going to be 30 this year.  I could easily try to use that as excuses for me to not do this but I’m not about excuses. Excuses don’t reach goals or set examples.  I’m pumped about this program and proud of myself for sticking to it because I’ve never felt this good about myself. .
I know I have 2 little eyes watching me and hope to set the best example for him.  I think this program is way more than a workout program.  It’s a lifestyle guide that works for me.”
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Can you all show this AMAZING MOM some loving?! Talk about commitment and showing up even if it’s at 3:45 am on a nursing shift work day!! So proud of you , Randi!💕

STOP YOUR SCROLL , and read what this challenger has to say about the program we are doing together. She is so amazing , and I couldn’t say it any better so these are her exact words!! . “Before starting 80 Day Obsession I was a little skeptical. Like seriously, what could a home workout program do for me that running and going to the gym couldn’t do? What could containers and a food list do for me that I couldn’t figure out or hadn’t already figured out myself? I mean I thought I already ate pretty well and I ran...I ran a lot. . After starting the program I realized wow this is so organized. I don’t have to run 3 miles and then google “leg day” or “core exercises” at the gym. I don’t have to try to make it to the gym at a certain time to avoid the crowds. I don’t have to rely on someone to watch my little boy while I go workout. I open my iPad and do the workout for the day. No babysitter, no driving, no crowds, no googling. Mind blown. . Yes, I get up early on the days I work but I’m dedicated...maybe a little obsessed 🤣 😎🤓 . As far as eating...I eat SO MUCH FOOD and it’s all good for me. I thought I ate good before but I didn’t realize how I wasn’t eating the right portions of the right foods for me. The containers and custom meal plan based off just a few calculations makes prepping and following the timed nutrition pretty darn easy. Real food in the right portions is so filling so I don’t really want junk food. And I feel so much leaner and I have more energy. . I’m a single mom, I work a full time job and I’m going to be 30 this year. I could easily try to use that as excuses for me to not do this but I’m not about excuses. Excuses don’t reach goals or set examples. I’m pumped about this program and proud of myself for sticking to it because I’ve never felt this good about myself. . I know I have 2 little eyes watching me and hope to set the best example for him. I think this program is way more than a workout program. It’s a lifestyle guide that works for me.” . . Can you all show this AMAZING MOM some loving?! Talk about commitment and showing up even if it’s at 3:45 am on a nursing shift work day!! So proud of you , Randi!💕

Hello world, I'm 2 months old today and this picture sums up how I feel about it! The difference between last months photo to now shows a lot of change in how much I can focus and love to smile. It's getting a little easier for both me and my mom figuring this life thing out even though I came the perfect baby ;) #2monthsold #newbornlifestyle #thatsdarling #eden🌹rose #youmeandeden #babylife #motherhoodmoments #babygirl #tutu

Hello world, I'm 2 months old today and this picture sums up how I feel about it! The difference between last months photo to now shows a lot of change in how much I can focus and love to smile. It's getting a little easier for both me and my mom figuring this life thing out even though I came the perfect baby ;) #2monthsold #newbornlifestyle #thatsdarling #eden🌹rose #youmeandeden #babylife #motherhoodmoments #babygirl #tutu