It’s summer and it’s getting HOT. Like, ain’t-no-way-I-can-look-decent-running-after-these-mongrels-all-damn-day hot. Which, let’s be honest, is a sh$tty way to feel. Now, y’all know I am also the founder of @flirtygirlguide which is dedicated to helping mamas like us feel a bit sexier as we run this marathon called motherhood (I hate running btw). So y’all can trust me when I tell you is one of the best way to do that during a hot AF summer is to pick a a cute, easy, off-the-neck hairstyle you can rock all season long. Mine is a side ponytail. You’ll see about a 1000 pics of me with it over the next 3 months. And ya know what? It really DOES make me feel better while I’m tightening goggles and applying sunscreen to wriggling bodies. YouTube for ideas. I did! Got a good style you like to rock? Hook a mama up and let us know ⤵️
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So, it’s true. This happens to other people too! Lol I mean people think you are lying about it. Nope! He can work my phone like the best of college freshmen! Lol #momprobs #ididntignoreyou #hedodit #3yearolds #tinydictatorstrikesagain #lol #funnystuff
I dedicate this day to coffee, then we’ll see what happens. ☕️😉 How are you starting your Monday?
Can we rewind to the weekend? YAS PLEASE!
The outlook for next week isn’t looking much better either.
Mama needs her vanilla latte! 😤 From the hilarious @wheretheeffismyhandbook go follow @wheretheeffismyhandbook
It’s gonna be a scorcher today...we’re talking triple digits & that lovely northeast humidity 😳 We had plans to take the boat out, but postponed because crazy heat plus little ones typically doesn’t end well for the parents 🤷♀️ Sooo, grocery shopping it is because I need to seriously stock up on some fresh veggies for the week! 💥Here’s a challenge/tip for you this week!! Whenever you want to reach for an unhealthy snack, make yourself eat at LEAST 1 cup of veggies first! And use dip if you can’t handle plain veggies! It will help fill you up & chances are you won’t even want whatever it is you wanted AND you are going to feel rockstar GOOD about yourself & empowered that you made a healthy choice!! It works for real! Give me a 🙋♀️ 🙋🏼♂️if you’re up for the challenge!! #eatyourveggies #veganlove #cleaneatingdiet #cleaneatingforlife #veggielover #veggielove #summerday #boatinglife #boatingseason #toddlermom #momoftoddlers
This is what we're doing at 6:00 am, lol...mommy is swimming in a sea of blocks that missy came over and stacked on top of me 😂😂😂 good old mom life 😛😛😛 #momprobs #momlife #earlymornings #blocks #lego #imaginationplay #imaginationiskey #toddlers #imsotired #toddlersbelike #6am #shessocutethough
How absolutely adorable is this entry to the 2018 Face Of Cheeky Baby Cards Competition?! It’s going to be impossible to choose 🙈 @gabzlan If you want to make it even more difficult for us, get your entries in by June 30th! Someone’s going to win R3000!
Throwback; ✨ Kory's first outing in his pram! 👶🏼💙
This photo of Kory was taken during his time spent in the hospital after being born. Even then he would always smile for his mummy and daddy 👶🏼😌❤️
Where's the coffee at?! I was hoping for a better nights sleep last night... But instead Kory 👶🏼 woke for a bottle 🍼 that he didn't really want, had 3 nappy changes (one after the other), went through 2 outfit changes, managed to projectile vomit 🤢 all over his bed which then had to be washed and would just not bring his wind up! 🙈
Kory thought it was funny waking mummy up at 3am! 👶🏼🙈😴
Kory kept us both awake!
September; ✨ Kory's actual due date month 👶🏼
Special Care Unit; ✨ The day our son was born was the best day of my life and also the worst day of my life. The best day of course because we got to meet our baby boy for the first time, the new love of my life. The worst day because as soon as he was born he was snatched away from us. I've thought long and hard about whether to write about my experience, it is not the most uplifting topic! But I went through so many mixed emotions, faced so many challenges, that it has took a while for me to fully deal with what happened, even now that our boy is home with us. At the time, I didn't know anyone who had gone through the same thing so I had no-one to talk to. So, I'm hoping that by writing about this and sharing my experience, my words might help someone in a similar situation. I was lucky to have no medical problems during pregnancy, I actually had a pretty straight forward pregnancy, no morning sickness and no cravings which is why what happened came as even more of a shock. Even labour was fairly 'text book', but when my waters started leaking, it was obvious that something wasn't right. For waters to spontaneously start leaking before 37 weeks, isn't a common occurrence, it's something that only happens to every 2 in 100 people. Why me? Is it my fault? I was riddled with guilt and felt that I was to blame as I was the one carrying him. Kory spent his first 11 days in the Special Care Baby Unit until he was feeding by himself and was able to maintain his body temperature. It took me a lot longer than 11 days to recover from what happened. Even now I think to myself, I don't think I could ever go through that again but I don't want to dwell on the negatives, It may have been a tough journey but I'm just thankful that my boy is happy, healthy and now at home with us ❤️
Kory George Lonsdale. Born on the 08/08/2016 at 10:02pm in Wigan Hospital, weighing 4lbs 7oz, 6 weeks early at 34 weeks + 2 👶🏼
Labour; ✨ The time came on the 08/08/2016, when, I was just 34 weeks pregnant, I was taken down to the delivery suite after experiencing contractions. I was already in the hospital as my waters had been leaking at home. The nurse told me that they were going to start me on the hormone drip to bring on my contractions and that my baby would be born sometime that same day. It didn't seem real to me that in the next few hours, I could be holding my baby in my arms! After putting me on the drip, my contractions got a lot more intense very quickly, the midwife was monitoring my baby's heartbeat as it kept dropping every time I had a contraction and informed me that she would try to get everything under control but that I might have to have a c-section. Tired and in discomfort from the contractions, I just smiled and nodded. They gave me gas and air to help with the contractions and turned me on my left side. From this point onwards, everything is a blur. I grabbed behind my knees and pushed down at each contraction, even though I was in active labour, I felt a little out of it, I think it was a mix between exhaustion and a whole lot of gas and air. The pushing continued for about an hour and a half. Eventually the head started to emerge and at that point, the nurse asked me if I'd like to reach down and touch my baby. I did and I felt the tip of his head poking out, it was all the motivation I needed to get my baby out. A few more pushes and at 10:02pm that night, a 4lb 7oz baby boy named Kory was born. He had fluffy blonde hair and looked nothing like I expected but he was everything I could hope for ❤️
Where it all started 💙
Behind the blog; 🖥 I knew when Kory 👶🏼 was born that I wanted to start my own blog. I had read blogs written by other mums and it had inspired me to want to write about my own motherhood struggles, honest parenting and everything in between 💭
My 3 year old told me her hands were broken so she couldn't put on her shoes....i said no iPad then if your hands are broken. She had an epic meltdown for over a half hour 👍 #mom #mommy #momma #momofagirl #momofaboy #momofatoddler #momofatwoyearold #momsofinstagram #mompreneur #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #momblogger #momswhoworkout #potd #toddlertroubles #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerlife #toddlerenergy #toddlerenergy #toddlermom #toddlerproblems #momproblems #momprobs #motherhoodunplugged #motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram
Rest, mama! Your body is hard at work 💜 #kbtips #bebravely #momlife #breastfeeding #breastisbest #fedisbest #pregnancy #parenting #dressthebump #motherhoodinstyle #motherhood #newborn #parenthood #normalizebreastfeeding #letthembelittle #momsofinstagram #uniteinmotherhood #nursingmom #momliferocks #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #newmom #momprobs #liquidgold #postpartum #firsttimemom #momstyle #thehappynow #momlifeisthebestlife #mommylife
I’m dramatic. But hope that clears it up. • • • #pregnantfordays #toopregnant #goingcrazy #sing #singer #singing #femalesinger #vocals #femalevocals #cover #karaoke #queen #somebodytolove #momprobs #pregnancy #3rdtrimester #35weekspregnant #2ndbaby #expecting #starmaker #funnyvideos
Trust me, restricting your diet is no fun! Unless your little one is showing signs (dairy is most common — green, mucousy stools with blood is typically the tell-tale sign) do not worry about cutting food out of your diet 💜 #kbtips #bebravely #momlife #breastfeeding #breastisbest #fedisbest #pregnancy #parenting #dressthebump #motherhoodinstyle #motherhood #newborn #parenthood #normalizebreastfeeding #letthembelittle #momsofinstagram #uniteinmotherhood #nursingmom #momliferocks #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #newmom #momprobs #liquidgold #postpartum #firsttimemom #momstyle #thehappynow #momlifeisthebestlife #mommylife
My whole purpose ♥️
Park with my sweaty little boy
Happiest boy in the world 🌞👟👦🏼