Daphne Podolak

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Dylan + Daph + Krew + Dash πŸ’›
πŸ’Œ Contact: daphnepodolak@gmail.com
Blog: thepodiepeole.blogspot.com
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Summer is already halfway over but we can't get enough of these pool days, jumping on the trampoline, BBQ'S, popsicles, LONG NAPS, park play dates + sunkissed cheeks.
Living in Washington we are so extra grateful for the summer months---Where we live is soooo beautiful but what I wouldn't give for a little more sunshine year round. 
Summer never leave us! 😭😭😭 #summernights
Spent our Sunday with fam at the West Seattle Market today + although I love a little city culture + family outing I couldn't be happier to be home ready to take a nap with my boys. For every 1 kid we saw there was probably 3 dog children. πŸ˜‚ #sundayfunday #farmersmarket #notinenumclawanymore
Let's talk vulnerability for a minute. And I don't mean spill your guts about your divorce, personal information, or who you dislike. I'm talking being willing to put yourself out there on the internet and make real connections  with real people. Taking a chance on a new project or business and having the dang guts to pour your heart into it and share with your friends- not knowing the outcome. I'm talking vulnerable like asking for help when you need it and sharing some of the lows on your IG highlight reel. Vulnerability can be scary. It can make you feel exposed, unsure or insecure but I promise you friend it can also open a world of connections, Of authenticity + opportunity. In your life and out in the world. Putting yourself out there means you're confident in who you are and you want to share that with other people. It means feeling uncomfortable in order to grow and truly develop yourself. So feel free to share! Put it all out there and be willing to listen and accept everyone else's vulnerability too. Let's be vulnerable. Let's make new friends, take chances, and share what makes life hard. Cause as soon as you do that, you'll be surrounded with love, comfort, and the support of those going through it right there with ya. πŸ“Έ: @jennakutcher
My vulnerability thought in the comments below! #vulnerability #youareenough
Not sure if it's this photo or the 4.5 hour nap Dash is taking but I think I love them EXTRA today. πŸ˜œπŸ’πŸΌπŸ€” #praisejesus #napgodshaveblessedus
Momiform with a capital M. πŸ’πŸΌ Dash ditched his whip and left me to selfie alone like a typical toddler. #pimpmyride #jeggingsarepants
When the world feels heavy, remember who matters most. Value those who value YOU and say goodbye to toxic hard feelings in your life. You don't need annnny of that friend. Maybe this is a pep talk to my own heart but Maybe you needed to hear it too. YOU are important, YOU are capable + and YOU are worth MORE than how others may make you feel about yourself. 
Cling to the light in life and stay positive through everything you do and life will naturally continue to find that path. I feel so fortunate to have a few close friends I constantly want to pour my heart out too. A best friend who forgives me over and over for my short comings + struggles and a husband who loves me and trusts me with his whole heart in this partnership of marriage + parenting. 
Light attracts light! Whether you believe in God, the universe, or something else: it wants you to succeed and it will help you if you help yourself. Happy Sunday friends, hope you have a great start to your week tomorrow. πŸ’›
Life's good when you're floatin on a donut 🍩 in the middle of the day. #summertimeandthelivingseasy
You're lookin' at the next Kasey Kahne right here folks πŸš—πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨ we take this kid to see CARS 3 and now we have to physically pull him out of the front seat kicking and screaming. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ okay it's probably my fault I let him sit on Dylans lap when we pulled into our driveway but still- I can't even walk outside without a stage 3 meltdown over driving the dang car. #HELP #speedracerprobs
Happy 4th from the Podies! We're headed to stuff our faces + blow stuff up cause ya know πŸ’πŸΌ #MERICA Hope you are all enjoying family + good weather! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #fourthofjuly
Ever since I was little I have loved to read. I remember getting the newest Harry Potter book + reading it through entirely through the night unable to step out of the fantasy in my head. It's always been the perfect escape + opportunity to chase out the negative thoughts and anxiety that I have always struggled with. Since having children I haven't read near as much as I would like too but yet again I say that about so many things, SO I have pushed out those excuses and have really decided to make more time for the simple pleasures in life. There's plenty of hours I can + have spent scrolling online admiring other people but it usually leaves me feeling empty + bad about my own amazing life, How sad right? 
Anyway, I'm taking this minute to remind you that if you're just at home reading a good book during naptime, that you are just as unique, important + relevant as anybody else. You CAN feel content living a simple life of taking your kids to the park, going on dates with your husband, teaching your kids to work in the yard + reading a good book when you get the chance. Always work hard + strive for progression but don't ever forget to enjoy all the little ordinary moments (or days) in between. πŸ˜‰ #youareenough #allthelightwecannotsee #doterra
What do you think is the most important thing about raising children? Is it how smart they become? How successful? That they are experienced, mature, or determined? Is it that they wear stylish clothing or are the starting position in a sport? 
Or is it that they are kind? That they are respectful of all people around them? That they love others + see them as equals? That they share, are humble + honest? In making decisions about my children's education, upbringing + future I hope they know this... that to me its not how book smart they are or who they impress ...but I hope that my children sit with the lonely kid at lunch. That they give up their favorite toy when a friend visits. They they respect their teachers, voice their opinions + never stray from who they are or what they believe in. I hope my boys treat women with respect + kindness and honor their roles as men. I hope they learn the importance of hard work, determination +  above most things find happiness in their life no matter their circumstances. That they know how much they are loved + that they are solid in the foundation of their family, their god, and themselves. 
#raisinggoodmen #teachinglittleboys
"No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trails, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if we will only see it and appreciate it." ---Dieter J Uchtdorf 
#sundaywithmybabies #podiebros