The fluffiest snowflakes floated by outside while we sang and danced the morning away. It's funny how we play in the exact spot where Benjamin was born. It's funny that this spot used to sit empty and bug the hell out of me. It's funny how things work out, isn't it? . . . . . #candidinfertility #ourcandidlife #ourcandidmoments #thequietwinter #uniteinparenthood #habitandhome #vscomoms #homebirthbaby #rawmotherhood #abmathome #writeyouonmyheart #document_your_days
It's GIVEAWAY time!!! I'm sitting with two things that inspire me, but actual woman irl inspire me too 👯 and I've teamed up with @FrankAndOakWomen to give you and two friends a chance to each win a $200 eGift Card: ⠀⠀ 1. Follow @ashleyizsak and @FrankAndOakWomen 2. Tag 2 women in your life that inspire creativity and confidence (more tags in new comments mean more entries) 3. Make sure these 2 friends also follow @FrankAndOakWomen on Instagram ⠀⠀ I'll go first 💁🏼! My sister @stephsboots and my mom, both inspire me everyday! // Contest closes January 26th and the winners will be contacted on January 27 by Frank and Oak! #ShelsFO #FrankAndOakWomen #YESFo #ottawamom #ottawastyle #canadianblogger
I'm not gonna lie, I've spent this week marinating in worry. I keep re-reading all of your supportive comments on my post last week where I talked about this big life change that we were making - changing schools for our twin daughters. You guys, it's been hard. Way tougher than I'd imagined and we've definitely gone back and forth 254367 times on whether to keep going down this path. . This morning I resorted to doing the cancan (in full snow gear) on our driveway while we waited for the hugely intimidating school bus, just to get a smile on their tear stained faces. It has to get better right? . ⬳ what do you do when the worries take over? . ⬳ my plan today is to get back on my yoga mat. . (Also, this nook is what I was doing a year ago right now - more details in my stories) . . . . #smmakelifebeautiful #handmademodernhome #stellarspaces #mystoryindecor #habitandhome #theeverygirlathome #apartmenttherapy
〰 when the yarn speaks, take good notes 〰 ⠀⠀ pumpkin loaf's in the oven, Alice is beading, Isla is weaving and I'm contemplating what to make next... i made this weaving for their bedroom but I'm holding it hostage in the living room. It took me a year to finish but I'm so glad I did. . ⇣What was the last thing you did that made you happy?
It's been said a million times that the most important things aren't things. But if we're not careful, it seems, many of us find ourselves overwhelmed by all the stuff we have to manage, instead of focused on what we're most passionate about - writing or making or painting or connecting with people. More wise words by @sniequist . ⠀⠀ Snaps of Present Over Perfect are everywhere right now because it's the new year and we all want to reinvent/refresh ourselves but this quote is at the forefront of my mind. Instagram is a visual platform filled with beautiful things, new things, the latest things and some days I want it all and I know that's not me. I purge things, not accumulate them. So I'm going to try to get back to the things I am here to do (besides mothering because that's always here). I'm going to write, I may tackle another large woven wall hanging and of course I'll rework this room for the 23453th time - because those are the things I love. Now I want to know what you love that's maybe gotten away from you? #presentoverperfect
me: afraid of the big life change that's happening tomorrow. him: terrified of socks. ⠀⠀ I've been a little absent and I will tell you why. Tomorrow our twins will embark on a new adventure at a new school. This was one of those tough choices that keeps you up at night. The kind that involves a ton of mental pros and cons, a side of what are we doing and then plenty of we've got this. Right now I'm happy to report that I'm leaning towards the last part. Fingers (and his toes) crossed for a great first day tomorrow and any all all coping strategies accepted + appreciated. #ohmamamoment
When I called my husband and told him I wanted to use our frozen embryo, one of the first big fears we talked about was how there would be a six year age gap between Alice and Isla and a (maybe) third baby. I've decided that an age gap of minutes is perfect (twins) and also a six year gap is pretty perfect too. Everything is new again because we've been outta the baby game for so long and the girls are both independent (sometimes) and very much interested and involved with Ben (other times). What do you think? Are you one of the crazy ones that had two babies a year apart or is that the ideal in your books? #candidinfertility
Did New Year's Eve even happen if we slept through it? 🙄 Took a little break these past few days from posting, and I could lie and say it was to soak up all of the time with my family ... but really it's because I am always plagued with New Years angst this time of year. It's exciting, it's loaded, I need to accomplish everything, I need to accomplish nothing, I could go on if you want me to. (No one wants that, I know). So this is what happened last year, I let that New Years angst get to me and took the route of abandoning all things pressure inducing (including social media). So this is me, taking my first step at not following that same path. No pressure. Just a baby and a cat, reminding us all that life doesn't need to be so damn complicated. Happy (belated) New Years to all of you ❤️✨ #whpresolutions2018
Why hello there awkward time between Christmas and New Years! Anyone else refer to themselves as sloth like today? How about doing your best to gaze quickly over all surfaces that were (until recently) covered in all that was festive. 🙈😥 ⠀⠀ Our decorations are half down and we danced to ymca (arm moves and all) as an alternative to tree-time, because desperate times call for desperate measures...
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight (except for all breastfeeding mamas everywhere... ) #holidaymood #morecolorplease #jcrewalways #abmholidayspirit #holidaysathome #babysfirstchristmas #colourmychristmas #brelfie #feedallthebabies #pocket_sweetness #whpcelebrate #thehappycapture #awanderfulchildhood #teammotherly #smallandmighty #littlefierceones #theheartofachildhood