I've been reflecting quite a bit of late. reminiscing about who i am now and how i've reached this place in my life. while i'm nowhere near perfect, i'm very proud of the woman i've become. even more so, i'm proud of the mother i've become. it has taken a substantial amount of time and a rocky path to get to this place in my life. i undeniably couldn't have done it alone. and i wouldn't have wanted to.
they say it takes a village to raise a child. well, it took a community of brilliant family, friends and my chosen family here in australia.
to find a group of people who help you and encourage you to be a better version of yourself, is a powerful thing. a blessing i don't take lightly. i know just how lucky i am to be included in such a beautiful community of women and men who are not only my mentors but my family. i’m truly blessed to have so many special people around the globe that i know i could call upon in a heartbeat. being a single mother has it’s challenges but all of which are made so much easier by you.
i particularly want to mention and pay tribute to my beautiful sister from another mother @designedbylife_ , you are undoubtedly the most precious gift that came into our life. what an amazing journey we’ve had together. you continually inspire, challenge and guide us. your unwavering support throughout so many tribulations that life has thrown our way is surely unmatched and almost unbelievable. you are a true example of what it means to be supportive of your village. together, we have the ability to challenge each other while also building each other up. the undeniable strength that's been shown amidst life changes has been an inspiration. you have demonstrated just how capable and courageous a woman can be. thank you for being our rock. you are very special to us and we both are eternally grateful.
i am the mother i am because of the collective group of special people i have in my life. i am an amalgamation of the remarkable people in my life and the community i’m part of. thank you will never be enough. i'm forever grateful for you all.
[4 ingredient cookies] 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 this is a fave as an avo snack or breakfast treat!
__ •1 cup peanut butter (use a natural 100% peanut brand or make your own).
•1/2 cup coconut sugar.
•1 large egg.
•dark choc chips.
__ •preheat over to 160.
•combine all ingredients and mix well.
•roll mixture into small balls and flatten a little with your hand or the back of a spoon.
•bake for approx 12-15 mins and allow to cool for 10 mins before eating. •enjoy!
__ ✌🏻tip: make your own nut butter by placing 1 cup of peanuts (or any nut you prefer) a pinch of pink salt and 1 tbsp of coconut oil to a blender or food processor on high for around 3 mins or until at desired consistency! you can even add a tsp of raw honey or pure maple syrup for a touch of sweetness! 💕✨
Soooo this morning after morning cuddles havana fell back asleep! it’s 8am and she’s out cold. i’ve prepped her brekky, snacks, done a bit of work and am now about to drink a hot coffee, without a side of whingeing. who even am i, i don’t even know myself 🙌🏾👏🏽 only yesterday i wondered what it would be like to get up an hour earlier so i could get some things done before she woke but reminded myself it’s cold and dark and no thanks 👏🏽🙌🏾 thankyooooou universe
Hello everyone... here is a little custom order ive been working on for a sweet family of 3 that grow purple carrots, lettuce and blush tomatoes 🍅
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When it's #summer and you've #worked #sunrise to #sunset for the #season so far, get #home and refuse to sleep because you're not up #early tomorrow and have #wine and a #pint glass...yeah, that #moment! #unmindful #human #imperfect #singlemumlife
Just makes no sense don't want anything to do with us yet you stalking the f**k out of me 2 bizarre conversations happened over messages tonight just grow up no idea what your trying to prove funny how you didn't get the response you wanted and instantly shut up 👌🖕🖕🖕 do one d******d
In order for us to create something new in our lives, we have to leave behind a portion of the known and familiar. this includes familiar thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and sometimes even relationships. for most people, leaving behind the illusory security of the known and stepping into the unknown can be a terrifying place. this is why change is so hard. this is why the becoming of say, single parenting or co-living can literally freeze you in terror.
in these moments of fear, discomfort and “lack of logic “ we get the opportunity to either shrink back into the comfortable which isn’t a good place to be or to move forward into growth. everything in the universe is either in growth or disintegration, even is humans. so, if your at that moment in your single parent journey and/or your co-living journey then reach out to me. shareabode was founded so as to inspire, empower and educate the single parents of australia. i am here, the system is there and the resources are here for your growth. • #parentssupportingparents
After a week at home with a sick child i'm looking forward to seeing some clients today! #work #ownboss #nerdgirl ❤ #yolo #dosomething #beawesome #newbeginnings #femaleblogger #newlifenewme #thatnoiseismine #singlemumlife #mummyblogger #mommyblogger #mumblogger #momblogger #blogger #lifeblogger #mumlife #parenting #toddlermum #mychaoticlife #toddlerlife #lovinglife #schoollife #schoolmum #schoolmom #toddlermom #empower #happiness #girlboss
"baby you light up my world like nobody else" 🌺🌸🌻❤ in our house music is life (when in doubt just dance)
🇹🇭🇹🇭last summer in thailand!! it’s rather pixelated as it was dim light, but this photo takes me back to a truly magical couple of weeks with my boy. we had so much fun, and such an adventure just the two of us! we saw so many amazing things! i’m off to oslo, norway on friday without joshua, but no holidays abroad for us together this summer. would have loved to go back to south east asia or indonesia but with moving house it was going to be far too much of a stretch financially. instead, we have been having a truly great british summer 🇬🇧🏴🇬🇧 which has been lovely! while being so set on travelling and seeing the world, i’d somewhat forgotten what a beautiful and special country we already live in. so much culture and history. we’ve really been enjoying ourselves. hoping to get up to ashdown forest (aka: the hundred acre wood!) in sussex before the summer is out! joshua & i would both love to see the woods which inspired aa milne to write such magical stories. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🌲🌲🌲
Popped out on my lunch break to get another couple of piercings! i can't get enough!
#mumlife #earpiercing #piercings #girlswithpiercings #singlemumlife #whims #snapdecisions #workingmum #workworkworkworkwork #addiction #whatnext #selfie #mumsofinstagram #metime #lunchbreak
Afternoon mamas!! it’s #workingwomenwednesday 👯♀️ did you tune in to the podcast episode i did on earning more??? i shared tips i’ve learned from applying for jobs and doing interviews to actually developing a career plan. this was one of the tips.
i still hear people saying they hate their job (complaining) or saying they don’t want to go. my question is: did you do the research beforehand? i get it. sometimes we take jobs because we have to and i understand that. but listen... you cannot get comfortable there and then start complaining. here’s a fun fact about me: i never complain about going to work. are there days i don’t feel like going? absolutely. but here’s the thing: i’m sure there’s someone, somewhere wishing they had the job i have so i try my best to practice gratitude. i have even learned to take it a step further to research the companies i apply to.. learn to put in work!! _____________
how can you complain if you didn’t take the time to see what you were getting in to? figure out what you want in a job and write that ish down. think about those non-negotiables too. write those down as well. here are some questions to consider:
• how is the company doing financially?? i almost got to the point where i worked for a company that had to end up downsizing due to their budget. if the company has investors, you can look at the report. non-profits typically pay a bit less than for-profits.
• are there growth opportunities? what is the timeframe like? are degrees required to advance?
• what is their turnover rate like?
• how is the company culture?
• do they actually live by their mission statement and values?
• are they flexible in terms of scheduling?
want more tips? definitely go check out the how to earn more in your career episode 🤓 link is in the bio!
Fun times with these beautiful mini hoomans in legoland. definitely a fun break with two of my favourites 😍
#familytime #familyalways #familyfirst #instafamily #mygirls #legoland #girlies #girlietime #lego #parentingwin #singlemumlife #alternative #altmum #altgirls #tattooedgirls #tattooedmum
7 w e e k s o l d
noah-james had his health visitors check up today.
he is 56cm long and weighing in at 10lb 6oz 😍
i can't believe how well this little man is doing.
i'm calling today a win for me in motherhood 💗
#littlebearnoahjames #7weeksold #myboy #littleman #littleboy #babyboy #myworld #littleblessing #beautifulboy #singlemumlife #singlemumma #wingingit #winningatparenthood #motherhood #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodunplugged #woldsawayclothing #shopsmall #supportlocal
Couldn’t be more true 👑 no time for bitchness, jealousy and tearing each other down. life’s tough enough, be kind, you never know what someone’s going through. it’s very easy to plaster on a smile and say you’re okay. #supportwoman #strongwoman #sticktogether #girls #woman #bekind #singlemumlife #single #singlemum
We’re all about parents supporting each other here at melon holidays. being a single parent can be lonely, despite having our kids to focus on. in the modern world, we have no village to support us, to help us raise our children. so we think it’s time for single parents to pull together, and be each other’s village. #togethernotsolo •
it’s so exciting for us to have hit 300 followers today and for our village to be growing ever larger. 😊🍉
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