As previously mentioned, I am African. This may explain the disproportionately large number safari reposts on my stories! 😂 We have just booked tickets to take the boys to their other home to meet their African family and my granny. Am so excited to share this incredible land with them. They seem pretty thrilled about going to Africa to see granny’s house (my mom) and meet some lions. 🦁😂 People often ask why I want to bother getting the boys African passports (as there are only about four countries you can visit without a visa 🤦🏻♀️) but it’s a huge part of my identity and I feel something would be lost to them if they didn’t have opportunity to be dual nationals. 🌍 Anyone else parenting a global family? Can you relate? #outofafrica#globaltoddlers#parenthood Pic from @michael_rothman via @pilanesberg_
All Nora’s princesses are all in a row. A little pocket of the kids playroom on this rainy morning! ✨✨ #motherhood#motherhoodrising#2under3#mumlife#familyoffour#boymama#newmamaagain#playroom#basementrenos#soinlove#postpartumjourney#newmomlife#playroomdecor#modernmom#letthembelittle#oldhouse#centuryhome#honestmotherhood#interiordesign#unitedinmotherhood#kidsroom#parenthood#tuesdaymorning#goodafternoon#holdthemoments#lifegivingsquares#myhomevibe#oldhouselove#ig_motherhood#mommystyle
I need to take a moment to share because I want you to know that you are not alone in feeling imperfect and frazzled! This summer was tough! Renovating a home and having two young children has meant little organization, very few minutes as a couple, and my husband and I are emotionally and mentally overextended at the moment. A weekend away to reconnect as a family has us running around our home in the morning completely disorganized (because that’s what Sundays are for) and maybe a little, actually, no, WAY too much yelling! The weekend away is amazing, the chaos upon our return.... not so much! Social media can be a highlight reel and while I try and share the hard stuff those messages I get from all of you beautiful people wondering how I do it all..... I need you to know that I DON’T!! There are baskets of laundry all over my living room floor, mess throughout my house, no meal plan in place for the week and a whole lot of freaking yelling apparently too! It’s a beautiful mess! One thing I know for sure though, there is no freaking way I could manage this though, if I didn’t take care of me first! Deep breathing on the way to work, personal development podcast on to reset my mindset, a quick phone call to tell my husband I love him and a cup of coffee to enjoy on this cold fall morning. You are not alone girl! Fight through the chaos and take a moment for you!