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You.are.WELCOME. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚β€οΈ β€’ β€’ β€’ @dontforgetdads #dontforgetdads @birthwithoutfear #birthwithoutfear @empoweredbirthproject
Flashback to last weekend at the cottage - when our biggest problem was figuring out where and how to catch the elusive fish on 'Trout' Lake. πŸŽ£β € β € Fast forward to this weekend - rushing from store to store to buy (yet another) pair of shoes for the kids πŸ‘Ÿ and enough juice boxes and deli meat to get us through another week (at least?!)β € β € *sigh* Why can't 'cottage life' just be 'life'? πŸ›Άβ € -β € -β € #snaphappyottawa #ottawafamilyphotographer #barrhavenphotographer #canadaphotographer #ottawaphoto #tpphotooftheday #613photography β € #letmebelittle #clickinmoms #cameramama #dearphotographer #beyondthewanderlust #throughachildseyes #thesincerestoryteller #kidsforreal #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #thesincerestoryteller #thefreelensed #the_sugar_jar #beunraveled #letthekids #childrenseemagic #ohheymamaβ € #lifewithkids #parenting #parentingtips #motherhoodunplugged #ottawaparents #todaysparents
TGIF!! WHAT a week! It's hard to believe it was only 7 days ago that we returned home, relaxed and sun-kissed, from an idyllic week at a cottage. Since then we've made quite a shift - back to school, back to work and back to pants and long-sleeves! ❄️ Our not-so-little family has had some big firsts this week. β € Our youngest started daycare for the first time. And although I'm confident that the centre he's attending is caring and more than capable, dropping him off each morning has been a tearful experience. His cries of 'No, Mommy!' from the moment we pull into the parking lot of the centre to the effort of prying his little hands free from their tight grip on my shirt as the patient day care director carries him away is nothing short of heart-wrenching. β € And as I have myself a good old sobbing session in the van before pulling away I tell myself it will get easier. πŸ˜₯And it will.β € The older boys, who started Grades 2 and 4 this year, are only TOO willing to bound onto the school yard each morning to meet their classmates. All the same, my heartstrings are given another little tug.β € Then there's my girl. My not-so-little 'big' girl who had her first day at Kindergarten yesterday. As I watched her file into the school with her oversized backpack and slightly-nervous smile, I couldn't help but think back to the countless times she'd accompanied me, even before she was born, as I'd brought her older brothers to school. Her time had finally come to join them and she was so ready and so excited. And I can't help but feel like a little bit of my heart is left behind on that school yard as I drive away.πŸ’” Parenthood is hard. It's holding tight and letting go. It's a constant act of shifting and adapting while being a consistent force in your child's life.β € This week has been a long one but we'll celebrate all our big firsts with our traditional pizza and movie tonight. And I'll be sure to get a lot of cuddle time in before Monday. πŸ’– β € #snaphappyottawa #backtoschool #tgif #lifewithkids #parenting #parentingtips #motherhoodunplugged #ottawaparents #todaysparents β € #letmebelittle #bestfamilyphoto #thebethadillychallenge #shultzphotoschool #clickinmoms #cameramama
Yesterday was a special day for us. . 21 years ago I said goodbye to my first friend ( @kimlebradley) in Canada as her family started a new chapter and moved to the States. We said goodbye as kids and reunited yesterday with our families in tow. It was a little surreal to think how much time has passed since we were together in one space and it made my heart happy to see our girls meeting for the first time. Happy Birthday Kim! We will be coming to invade you in California soon enough! #21yearslater . . . . . . . . . . . #halifaxblogger #momblogger #eastcoastblogger #canadianblogger #oldfriendships #oldfriendsandnewfriends #reunitedatlast #eastcoastliving #simplemoments #prettylittlesquares #parenthood_moments #todaysparents
Sunday Snuggles πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ˜ . Swooning over this precious photo of these beautiful brothers in our favorite 🐘 print pjs by @finnandemma . . Our own elephant logo serves as a reminder that Crazy Richard's is committed to help nourish the next generation and donate at least 10% of profits to children and families through our #HealthyKidsHappyFuture project 🐘🐘🐘 . #adoptionlove #feedthechildren #crazyrichardspb #nourishthenextgeneration Outstanding photo taken by fellow Ohio mama: @wearlovewanders πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’™πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’™πŸ˜
Parents everywhere are readying themselves for another busy back to school season. 🍎 So today's #phototiptuesday is aimed at helping you get the best out of your annual #backtoschool photos!β €πŸ“Έ Most of you probably already take photos of your kids on the first day of school every year - here are a few tips to make this year's photos even better!β € 1️⃣ You might already be taking your back to school pics in one of the best places your home has to offer in terms of lighting. Your front porch or doorway offers some of the best lighting for great photos. As your child stands or sits on the porch facing outwards the background behind them is in shadow and a big, soft light is on their face. This results in their faces being evenly lit and the background being dark helps them really pop. β € If you don't happen to have a front porch, try standing your child right inside the front door (with the door open behind them) - you'll get the same effect.β € 2️⃣ Don't forget the close-ups. Obviously you want some full length shots to show off a great back to school outfit or how tall your son has grown over the summer, but don't forget to get in close too. Taking an annual photo is a great opportunity to mark how much your child has grown over the years.β € 3️⃣ Get in on the action. My mom was notorious for taking our back to school pics every year but when I look back on them now I wish I could see more. What was it like getting three girls ready for school in the morning? What did we eat for breakfast? What did it look like as we climbed those ridiculously huge steps going into the bus? 🚌 It's going to be a crazy morning but try sneak a few action shots in - 20 years from now you'll be glad you did πŸ’– β € Best wishes for the new school year! πŸ“š -β € #snaphappyottawa β € #lifewithkids #parenting #parentingtips #motherhoodunplugged #ottawaparents #todaysparents β € #ottawafamilyphotographer #barrhavenphotographer #canadaphotographer #ottawaphoto #tpphotooftheday #613photography #schooldays #phototips
Do you find it a little annoying when photographers post a 'sneak peek' of their clients' session? I mean, don't be such a TEASE! Just post the gallery already so we can see all the beautiful photos! πŸ™„β € β € But I'm having some 'technical difficulties' with my blog post this morning (which means my children have a play date and I've got to get them out of the house). Sure I could've waited another day to share - but who would want to? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈβ € β € Look at this family - aren't they adorable?! πŸ’– I had so much fun on this shoot and look forward to sharing the rest of their pics with you...β € β € ...after the play date πŸ˜Šβ € -β € #snaphappyottawa β € #ottawafamilyphotographer #barrhavenphotographer #canadaphotographer #ottawaphoto #tpphotooftheday #613photography β € #lifewithkids #parenting #parentingtips #motherhoodunplugged #ottawaparents #todaysparents β € #letmebelittle #bestfamilyphoto #thebethadillychallenge #shultzphotoschool #clickinmoms #cameramama #dearphotographer #beyondthewanderlust #thesincerestoryteller #kidsforreal #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #thesincerestoryteller #beunraveled #letthekids #childrenseemagic #ohheymama
#todaysparents don't know no #teachers but can tell you about #everybody on #power
Eight years ago, almost to the date, I launched Nutritioulicious as a place to teach people how to enjoy the balance of nutritious and delicious food in their lives. πŸ˜‹πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸŽπŸ‰πŸ₯πŸ¦ . A lot has changed over the past 8 years, including the birth of my twin girls πŸ‘­ and the fun and challenges of raising healthy eaters of my own. .β € So today, I am filled with excitement as I announce my new brand, Small Bites by Jessica! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ . Head on over to SmallBitesbyJessica.com (clickable #linkinbioπŸ‘†) to check out my new digs, where you'll find recipes, tips, and some real life anecdotes about feeding your family nutritious and delicious food one small bite at a time! .β € And as a thanks for your support, be sure to get my free meal planning e-book here: http://eepurl.com/cXJPUX πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ“Έ @darrahsheaphotography . .β € .β € #smallbites #smallbitesbyjessica #nutritiousanddelicious #cookingwithkids #feedingkids #feedingfamilies #familymeals #mealplanning #momapproved #healthyeating #goodeats #healthyrecipes #feedfeed #thekitchn #f52grams #huffpostparents #parents #parentsmagazine #todaysparents #parenting #healthyliving #kidseatright #rebranding
#ThankYou #HighRiver #Okotoks #McDonalds #SupportingLiteracy #ChooseABook #50DonatedHappyMeals Watch for us in the community in August! Copy this link for some great tips and ideas - #TodaysParents https://www.todaysparent.com/hub/summer-reading-guide/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=2017&utm_medium=organic
#LievSchreiber took his Son to #ComicCon as #HarleyQuinn. Pretty impressed with this picture actually. I think #TodaysParents struggle just as much as #TodaysKids to find balance/happiness in the home.
It's all perspective. You can release positive energy for the betterment of the group or you can be a "negative Nancy." I won't say it's easy because it's not however, if you have a child with special needs think about how difficult that must be. Caring for our son is has it's easy aspects and it's extremely challenging aspects. However, one thing I know #ForSure is that when you bless others you will be blessed, no matter how big or small. Kindness is invaluable. Authenticity is invaluable. Tag us when you receive your copy of @chicagoparent Special Parents Magazine. . . #sahm #lovemyfamily #makememories #liveauthentically #Familytime #children #kiddos #teenagersandinfant #funtimes #mommylife #momOnAMission #InspiringOthers #speakingengagements #blendedfamily #marriagelife #dancemom #bandmom #specialneedsmom #swirl #uniteinmotherhood #motherswithcameras #todaysparents #ChicagoParent
πŸ—» Gotta do more of these beautiful snowy trail walks. β€’ #sayyestoadventures #adventureMe #wanderVictoria #parksvic #bawbawnationalpark
Hahahah yup! In my house there is still #summer school and as a parent you can only meditate πŸ’†πŸ½count to ten and hide in the bathroom for so long 🀣 #mommylife #parenting101 : : : #lostit #lostmyshit #kids #todaysparents #parentcanada #yegkids #yegliving #yegmom #yegmomofinsta #hectic #homework #hilariousmemes #funnymemes #funnymom #parentingmemes #successfulparenting #yegmommyjournals
#morningstories πŸ†™on my feed. Because MomLife is especially ridiculous in the morning. #youcantwritethisstuff Β· Β· How is your Saturday morning going? Please share. πŸ‘‡πŸ½LOL Β· Β· #whatsthestorymorningglory #truestory #momsirl #momshow #momlife #goodmorning #goodmorningpost #whatsupmoms #happymommy #crazykids #messyhairdontcare #truemotherhoodstories #tms #today #onthemomshow #parentingteam #todaysparents #video