Meet my Mum Dawn, who inspires me daily. This wonderful woman is our Matriach and we love her because she says there is nothing we cannot do. Amazing for a wonan born in May 1926 and still inspiring me daily xxx
I love this photo. Yes I messed up another one. It’s so typical of our relationship ❤️ #tbt#mothersdaughters
4 295 December, 2019
Mom and daughters day! It has been our tradition with my mom and Mandy for the last 17yrs to see the Christmas Ice Skating show at Fallsview. This day gives me such wonderful memories of my mom. Miss her dearly. Mandy makes sure we come every year! Thanks to best friend Tonya. @mcevansmom and her mom Carol for joining us ❤️. Of course we hit the bar first! #mothersdaughters#memories#friends#christmastradition
Do you know what Giving Tuesday is? We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not everyone knows what follows. It’s the 7th annual #GivingTuesday which is now a global movement for giving and volunteering. As a proud ambassador for @plancanada, I am happy to help spread their message this #GivingTuesday about giving the gift of education!
Did you know that 263 million children are out of school? That’s 7 times the entire population of Canada! That is just crazy to me and I believe that together we can work to change these numbers for the better. I always think about just how lucky our children are going to school where supplies and books are readily accessible. Click the link in my bio to read more on my blog about the Gifts of Hope from Plan International Canada. I hope that you'll consider these gifts not only on Tuesday, but also this entire holiday season, because these gifts change real lives! #GiftsofHope#PlanCanadaPartner 📸: @samanthaclarke
Little Girls look up so much to their moms, consciously or unconsciously, they grow up with the same values in life! As a woman, one cannot embrace something and expect your daughter to embody another.. We have to live the lives we want them to.. everyday!! As a man, you can treat your women a certain way and expect other men to treat your daughter differently! So be careful with your actions, they count more than you know!!! .
Ser agradecidos es una aptitud y una opción de decidir como quiero y deseo vivir, yo entendí y aprendí que es un regalo que Dios me ha concedido y que nos da, pero antes yo no entendía ni la practicaba no valoraba la importancia y el impacto que tenía de ser agradecida y dejar que todo fluyera pero la verdad que Gracias a @evag_0225@gabyy_717@danielagarcia_0224 ellas mis tres hijas con sus sonrisas , inocencia y con hacerme sentir que yo soy su súper héroe me fueron instruyendo y enseñando que lo más valioso es el ser agradecidos de disfrutar los pequeños y tiernos detalles el amarnos y cuidarnos ellas me levantan y dan ánimo y mucho amor Así que si celebro con la certeza de que hay q ser agradecidos en todo tiempo pero sobre todo hacerlo una práctica diaria #gratefulthankfulblessed#morethanblessed 🙏 #mothersdaughters#godisgoodallthetime ❤️
Today I’m doing an interview with @secretsofsunshine about family so I thought it fitting to share a song about loving detachment, which is unfortunately something I’ve had to practice over and over again in my family and in Audrie’s. I wrote this song in New Mexico at @bolingdaniel’s house while on tour during a time when my mother and I weren’t on speaking terms, before she got diagnosed with brain cancer. Making the choice to step away from the people who gave you life in order to protect yourself from getting hurt is one of the hardest things to do as a child. You have to figure out how to meet your own needs, not rely on the people who created you to give you the support and love you’ve craved your entire life, figure out where to find that support and love inside yourself and the people around you, and not let guilt swallow you whole for doing something “unnatural” like ghosting the people you love most in the world. Hurt people hurt people even when they don’t mean to, and it’s really hard to break that cycle, but I have learned (thanks to much therapy) that boundaries, acceptance, and accountability are crucial to survival and to healthy families. It can be a struggle, fending for yourself in the world. Audrie and I do it together and that’s what makes our marriage and our family strong. I pray to whoever or whatever is in charge of all this life creation stuff that if I have a child, they never find themselves needing to write this way about me just to survive feeling this way about me. But if they do, I will stop at nothing to make it right.
Let's just take a moment to appreciate how hard Harper is hugging her little sister! That is love, I tell ya! It also doesn't help that these @gap pjs are softer than life and giving the whole fam all the cuddly feels this morning. Guys, we could live in these grey pjs, but I am just not sure they'd make appropriate gym attire for my workout later! Truthfully, they are cozy enough to almost make me want to stay in and skip the gym. #TEAMPJSALLDAY#givegap 📷: @jeremiedupont
Today was my birthday and my kids helped on the fence and only fought occasionally. As opposed to nonstop, as would have been any other day. They both found it immensely satisfying to use my Dad’s Sears Craftsman Drill Press.
They loved watching the progress of the drill bit in the wood and the sound change of the progression. I love that three generations of Somes’ have now used this tool. And that my son filmed this epic moment, doing something my dad would have never, ever thought of doing.
I have had to troubleshoot so many things learning to use this drill press. It’s been agonizing for me to do what seem to me, should be the simplest things. I’m sure it’s been agonizing for my Dad to watch from the spirit world, knowing what an absolute idiot his daughter is!
So anyway, Happy Birthday to me! I’m grateful for my kids, this beautiful dry, sunny day and this amazing drill press! ❤️ #craftsmantools#drillpress#fences
Прекрасная именинница по правую руку от меня👸🏼 Нет, не та, что самая маленькая, а чуть постарше. Моя верная спутница на всех детских площадках/парках/кафе. Женщина, которая тоже #всёсама . Немного печалюсь, где я найду ещё одну такую на время второго декрета. Ксюша, давай рожай!👼
The "mom bum" struggle is real! Mamas, you all know what I’m talking about when your behind looks pretty much non-existent. A lot of this starts in pregnancy when our centre of gravity shifts and our posture shifts along with it. What happens is we often counterbalance this shift by thrusting our hips forward, clenching our butts and tucking our tailbone. I'm guilty of this🙋🏻♀️. Sadly, over time this becomes our new norm!
So we really gotta work on the strength of our glutes and lower body to help keep our body in optimal alignment. Here are some great moves to keep in mind to keep that "mom bum" at bay! #PressPlay 🎥: @_gizzyg
86 5433 February, 2018
On the right, my mother The Terminator 2019 ❤️ Left, photo of my mother (Chicago 1940s) that dad carried in his wallet til his dying day...she’s better looking than I am, better dressed & more alluring my #mom is a force of #nature - and still disliking my hair, choice of partners, work & clothing. At least we agree on food and strangely enough she’s always got a point 🤔. Daughters with mothers, we’ve all been there. #love#happymothersday#mothersdaughters#sheisprettier she would really not like this right photo (nicely taken by @finnyfinfinfin at breakfast) to be posted but... she’s pretty!
17 13931 March, 2019
All dressed up and nowhere to go. Literally. I’ll be at home working on a special project, which I can’t wait to tell you about. Take a guess on what’s stirring:
a) a children’s book focused on raising strong little humans.
b) a studio space for workshops, workouts and photo shoots.
c) a mommy and me clothing collab.
d) all of the above.
200 84428 September, 2019
Yay for the last day of school! You better believe we’re going to take full advantage of the summer holidays ahead because I am scheduled to go back to work in the fall🙀Gahhhh, I can't believe it!
Most of you know that I also work a full-time job and my blog started as a side project while on mat leave with Harper way back in the day. With all this said, I decided to share a blog post on some FAQs about being a "working"/blogger mom. I’m sure there are many of you who consider starting a blog while also doing your 9-5, so I've shared a bit more on what this life is like - I've been living it for more than a few years now! While you click the link, we'll be over here celebrating Harper finishing grade 1! 📷: @jeremiedupont
127 56427 June, 2019
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