Having Jamie has made me see Rishi in a totally different light and I’m not sure if I am proud or it makes me want to sob in a corner. He seems so big and grown up now - and always wanting to help. My men have been looking after me so well!
It has nothing to do with looks.
As a mother to 4 daughters I feel a great responsibility to prepare them for the life they have ahead of them. I think a lot about my childhood and the skills I learnt and also what I missed out on. What they learn now will stay with them for life. *
Here are the top 3 reasons why I encourage my daughters to exercise: *
⭐️So they realise how awesome it is to feel fit and strong. Your body can do amazing things. Treat it well and you will be rewarded with energy and good health. *
⭐️ To learn how to dig deep. Being an adult is hard. Being a woman is tough. There are awesome highs however there are also devastating lows. It’s easy to ride the good times but it’s the times when you want to quit that make the difference. By completing a workout that is challenging, even when it gets hard, I want them to know how it feels to overcome obstacles and tap into that extra grit they will need as they grow up. *
⭐️Exercise releases endorphins. Today, we need to learn how to be in control of our happiness. I hope that in their darkest days they can remember how good they felt and always remember how to make themselves happy. ✌️ * #daughters#mydaughters#5kids#momtogirls#girlswholift#growingup#kidswhoexercise#familieswhotrain#teenagegirls#raisinggirls#raisingteenagers
6 258 hours ago
If you asked me two years ago what having kids close in age is like I would tell you it’s so difficult...But as the days pass I realize that having Zaid and Haya so close in age is so magical to watch. It's definitely not always perfect and always so busy; but I really really love it.
I love watching them communicate with one another in what is basically their secret language.
It reminds me of growing up with my three siblings, all close in age and how I loved having a sibling to play with who was usually interested in the same stuff I was. And now that we're all adults, we're still super close and I guess that gives me hope that my kids will always be close too 🥰 (Haya refuses to leave Zaid’s class unless she gives him a goodbye hug and telling him “I love you Zaido” - he doesn’t always reply back and mostly wipes off the kiss off his cheek but all’s good 🤣)
A year ago vs tonight. Y’all, I cant. She’s gotten so big😫
1 29 hours ago
1° Encontro do projeto "Em Verdade" 😍
É já na próxima Segunda-feira que irá acontecer, entre as 19h30 e as 21h30, no Centro de Cura e Expansão de Consciência, em Albufeira.
De forma a complementar o projeto, vão existir mensalmente, a cada Lua Nova, estes encontros, com o objetivo de criar as intenções a cada novo ciclo, restabelecendo o equilíbrio de cada um, em círculo de partilha e meditativo 💫
O tema este mês é a Matriarca da Primeira Lunação, "Aquela que ensina a verdade e fala com todos os seres", ou seja, vamos trabalhar as relações, connosco mesmos, com os outros e com a Natureza.
Mesmo que não faças parte do projeto podes vir ao encontro, é aberto a todas as pessoas. Relembro que também pode ser assistido de forma online para quem esteja longe, envia mensagem privada para concluires a tua inscrição neste encontro 🙏
Vamos celebrar esta primeira Lua Nova de 2020 juntos? Vem daí, vamos visualizar, intencionar, sonhar e colocar a criatividade no aus ✨
I love this and I think it would really resonate with a lot of people in the social media space.
I read my fix of @marcandangel subscription emails and it was about 9 things it’s not too late to start doing for yourself.
They said “Don’t pretend like everyone’s daily actions are about YOU. They aren’t. People’s actions are about them. So let it go!#
Starting high school was immediately met with romantic interests. A strong and direct approach was taken by a number of girls and a scene of the age-old hunter becoming the hunted was playing off in front of me. I must admit I was not ready for this…at all. This brought my thought train towards the AIDA of new relationships. Even though a tad conservative, I can fully understand the desire of modern teenagers to put themselves out there in the world. Especially teenage girls are empowered and free and indeed encouraged by society to do this by all means. Yet, it remains vital that the AIDA approach is being followed. In short - the means applied to attract Attention will most definitely determine the kind of Interest provoked. This will affect the kind of Desire created and the type of Action that results from it. Attracting the correct attention as a means to an end is vital and thus our responsibility as parents is always to guide our children to ponder on the possible outcome of their approach in attracting attention so that it reflects their self-value and will result in action that brings them the dignity that they deserve. For if you value yourself - the attention you are seeking to attract is much different than when you are constantly seeking validation from others through emotionally unhealthy means.
0 69 hours ago
Check out the attitude!
I finally got the boys in for haircuts at the awesome Brothers Barbers! Jamie only realised today that he was able to request a particular hairdresser by writing it on their board which he did (just happened to be the owner and she’s gorgeous and so lovely). So he sat there trying not to smile as she chatted and did his hair but you could see in his eyes how absolutely pleased he was with himself.
It’s so incredible watching these boys grow and the way their personalities develop and change as the days, months, years pass.
amidst all the hustle and bustle of the lunar new year festivities, the last thing i expected was having to attend two funerals, one after another. 😪
who was it who said that you know you’re growing old when you attend more funerals than weddings?
even though my friend and i haven’t seen each other in a while and i’m not exactly the world’s most social person, i know i wanted to be there for her, no questions asked. it reminded me of when she was there for me five years ago during The Most Terrible Year when my partner left me and my grandmother passed away shortly after. showing up at the wake also meant i had to see some people from the past whom i never wanted to see again. 😳
i realise that when i was younger, i wanted a #squad , friends to do stuff, have fun and be seen with. now that i’m older, i don’t necessarily need the company, counsel and approval of friends, but i consider myself fortunate to have a handful whom i don’t see often (if at all due to the busyness of our lives and differing passions), but whom i know will be by my side in an instant if i ever needed them, if only to feel sad, happy or rage with me.
once, during one of our rare arguments, nick said something that stuck with me, “these little details are not important. what’s important is that i’m there for you when our parents are sick, when our doggos pass on, when you fall sick...” as i process my emotions by writing and posting on this space, i hope anyone who is going through a trying time during this festive period will remember that time does not heal all wounds. instead, time gives you the chance to learn how to cope in healthy ways, to continue to live well despite life’s wounds. you will never be the same, but your whole being will be richer, more complex because of it. x #growingup#growingold#lifelessons#randommusings#howyogissleep#hipsdontlie#yogaeverydamnwhere
1 159 hours ago
One minute they're crawling around then the next thing you know, they run your world.
Music: Macklemore - "Growing Up"
An interesting and often unspoken part about growing up, is that you’ll find yourself feeling homesick for people, places, and moments in time that no longer exist. We all grow and change, and with that so do our relationship dynamics and the locations that remain special to us. ✨
You’ll also find yourself stumbling upon people and places that resonate with you in moving and unexpected ways. New little pieces of home you carry with you, at intersections in your life you had never even thought to imagine.