Palmer adoption fact: a few weeks ago a lady stopped me and said “there is no way you just had a baby! i had mine months ago and still have so much to loose!” then just a couple weeks ago i was at a high fitness class (dance aerobics) and i had to bring honey in the last few minutes. the lady behind me had a baby around the same age as honey. at the end of class she stopped me and said “i don’t get how you didn’t p*e your pants in this class or stop to go every five minutes!” 🤣 with these two experiences i had two choices, walk away upset and hurt that they weren’t considerate to my situation. or to laugh it off and understand they had good intentions 🙂 during the beginning stages of our infertility and throughout adoption, palmer constantly was teaching me that i choose my attitude. most people aren’t purposely trying to hurt me. i knew infertility and adoption weren’t for the faint of heart, so i needed to make my heart strong and learn to smile and see the good! ☺️ i mean, how neat is it that these women only saw a baby and mother and didn’t really look at genetics 😭😄
The girls had to learn good stunting skills from somewhere 😉 we are always finding ways to teach lemmon (and soon) honey to be active and make healthy choices. you all know how much i love my @drinkorgain protein! #ad lemmon sees me drink one every morning and knows how healthy and yummy they are for you. now with summer activities winding down, it’s the perfect time to get back into our routine! use code ambassador009 for 30% off and free shipping! #getpickywithyourprotein #packpicky
“motherhood means finally understanding why mama bear’s porridge went cold.” love these little cubs of mine and will do anything and everything for them 🍋💛🍯
my dress is from @citrusandlemon use code kashia for 15% off
A couple weeks ago we took honey on her first hiking trip with 😅 to be honest, i've been a little nervous to take her on one because one, i wanted her to be comfortable the whole time and not feel like she was squished into a carrier. and two, that riley or i were comfortable carrying her too (we all know hiking is not my skill of trade haha) 😂you guys!! we took honey in our @contoursbaby journey 5-in-1 baby carrier and she fell asleep up the trail and woke up when we got to the top, then fell back asleep all the way down 🥰 #ad not only was she extremely comfortable but i carried her up hill (i know!) and it was so comfortable and did not feel like i was carrying a 4.5 month old! it was really nice that rye and i would switch her back and forth and easily adjust the straps making it a great carrier for both parents to wear! i'm excited because it carries up to 45 lbs and has 5 different seating positions. i am so excited to be able to use throughout the coming years!🤗
Happy fro-day 🎉🤗 when i took this picture, i seriously thought “hmm, it’s totally fine that my 3 year old has better hair, skin, lashes and wardrobe then me. “ 🤣🤣 girlfriend is my idol 😍🍋
Growth. how challenging it can be. how hard. how filled with struggle. growth. the most beautiful thing we will do. the most purposeful. the most accidental. the most consequential. the most liberating.
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Someone asks me if i know where my curls came from.
i say, what do you call addiction if not disease? in an ice age, a sickness like a snowstorm. a constant.
i say, of course i have always recognized my mother. in the wrinkles of a graying cashier. in the keen eyes of a growling bulldog. in a catalog’s fall photo spread. in the swaying girls in a nightclub bathroom. in a wind chime’s hollow echo.
i recognize her in the way i put myself to sleep. she is the dried salt on wet cheeks. she is insomnia. invasive species. land mine. she is the weight when someone asks about family. if i know what it means to have one.
i say, my mind understands that drugs cannot be a mother. a child cannot be a mother.
an addict cannot make themselves less of an addict in a breath; in nine months. but she can decide to have a baby. decide to give her life. decide to let her story start somewhere.
i say, if you live in an empty house long enough it doesn't feel empty.
i say, eventually you fill the rooms. decorate the walls.
meet the neighbors. get a library card. fall in love with someone or something or all of it.
i say, my curls are the stuff of angels. a gift.
i say, i’m alive and doesn't that mean i have been given so many? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @alison.malee ⋆ #alisonmalee ⋆
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Closed!! i wish i could take full credit on ms honey bee being such a great sleeper 😴 but it’s really all bc if our @dreamlandbabyco so, i’ve decided to 🌟giveaway🌟 one 0-6 month sack and one 6-12 month sack to two sleep deprived mamas 😉💗 here’s all you need to do:
1️⃣follow me and @dreamlandbabyco (i’ll be checking!☺️)
2️⃣ like this picture
3️⃣ tag 3 friends in separate comments (more tags = more entries)
*giveaway ends wednesday 8/28 at midnight