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So much concentration needed when catching bubbles!! Swipe 👉 to see the action shot 😍
Current feels 🙄 Hunter has been diabolical this past week.  Everything is a drama, and trying to talk to him when he's throwing a tit is like trying to negotiate with a tiny, snotty, screaming brick wall.  I know it will pass.  I know it's not his fault.  Having limited communication and bloody teething sucks, I know, but you know what else sucks? Being forced to pee with a "helpful" audience and getting screamed at for peeling a banana the wrong way. 
Although in hindsight, at least those two things didn't happen at the same time. #blessed
Anyone else get a free trip back to the 80's when they finally take out their three-day-old mum bun? Please send me all your detangling vibes, I'm not looking forward to this! #wasntevenborninthe80s #mumbun #sendhelp #thankgodimnotatwin
One of the cool things about having kids is when they teach you how to be a kid again ❤ #playtime #lovethehutt
New *GUEST POST* up on the blog 🤗 "Lessons Learned From An Ambitious First Holiday" by local mama and friend Gemma ❤ Link in bio!
Are your weekends free for relaxing?

Or are they crazy and chaotic like ours and get filled up with *stuff* that needs doing?  Sometimes I feel like weekends are more tiring than weekdays!
On today's episode of Stuff I Never Thought I'd Have To Say As A Parent: "Stop licking the letterbox!" 😳🙈😁 What weird things have your kids made you say as a parent??? 🤔 PS. Excuse the lawns.  We're going for a natural look...
😍 Can't get over this kid's wild hair
And it's only Tuesday... 😂☕
*NEW BLOG POST* "This parenting gig is tough. I mean, super tough. But do you know what makes it even tougher? Feeling like everyone else is doing it better than you. But don’t worry! Here are 5 ways to stop comparing yourself to what other mothers are doing – and start loving what you’re doing.

I’m sure you know the feeling, mama. Everyone else’s kids seem to sleep better, eat better, behave better. Your sister’s two year old can fold napkins into paper swans, and the boy in your daughter’s class is almost in the Olympic team. Then there’s your kid, who didn’t eat anything off the floor today – clearly a major victory." Read the rest of the post on the blog ❤ Link in bio 🤗
Static electricity proving my child is, in fact, a tiny ball of crazy energy #science
I wouldn't be a real mum blogger if I didn't post about Mother's Day, would I?  I'm very grateful to have had a very heart warming and amazing one... But I'm also very aware that others haven't.

Mother's Day is a tough day for so many people. 
People who have lost mothers, mothers who have lost children, mothers who haven't been able to have children. 
Mothers who were left to fend like every other day, mothers who were told that Mother's Day is just "over commercialised nonsense". Mothers who have to scroll through their newsfeeds seeing how much everyone else was spoilt. 
My heart goes out to all of you. 
Although your Mother's Day may not have gone as you would've liked, that doesn't mean you aren't worthy.  It doesn't mean you aren't loved. It doesn't mean you aren't appreciated. 
Because you are.  You are all of those things.

Happy Mother's Day, beautiful mamas.  I hope you know how amazing you are ❤