Does anyone ever imagine they would be doing this?? Having #twinstwice ??
We never imagined...yet here we are, and it's pretty amazing!! . I'm with Lallatwins 1.0 Eden and Elias on the left and Lallatwins 2.0 Everett and Emerson on the right. And these pictures are 3 years and 26 days apart.
Waiting for Mom to finish her makeup. So we take selfies. Plenty of time to get the perfect one. Right, Merry?
1,2141517 January, 2019
Today when I woke up for work, the outdoor thermometer read -19 Celsius. For all my imperial homies, that’s -3 Fahrenheit. Regardless of your countries preferred measuring system, at this temperature your tongue can officially stick to any flag pole. As if Monday's weren't hard enough, we get this to deal with as well. Really missing my warm couch and my cuddles with Zoe. Stay warm out there friends and I hope your Monday isn’t too blue!
1,1152821 January, 2019
💕 8 year wedding Anniversary 💕 James, I had planned on a beautiful heartfelt caption however it just took me hours to upload our wedding video to my stories so through all the swearing because it wouldn’t upload properly and the crying whilst watching the video to cut up into pieces... as usual... I’m cranky at you even though it wasn’t your fault. I decided not to use a wedding photo, being 8 years ago I have none that are clear, all of you modern brides have it easy these days! I have our video which I cherish (and cringe at sometimes 😂) and a MASSIVE album of many bad photos 😂 Anyway... back to the old ball and chain... this, right here in this photo is worth more than any wedding, any nice dress or honeymoon. I look at how much we have grown in these 8-10 years, how much we have changed and we have done all of it together, side by side. We have achieved so much together... including this photo, probably one of our biggest achievements thus far, a photo of the 4 of us being somewhat respectable🤷🏼♀️. I never would have imagined as that young bride, the life and family I would have today, we really were just two kids. We have goals, we have dreams and a plan for our life that each day we work towards with lots of love, laughter and tears along the way. Our marriage isn’t perfect, I don’t believe I’ll ever come across one that is but It sure as hell is strong and at times, magical. There is nothing stronger than choosing each other at our strongest and choosing each other at our weakest, it creates a love that’s loyal, unbreakable, true and one that without a doubt means forever. I love you always, we are always always in this together... even if at times we forget. (Thanks kids) The universe AKA Facebook, really did have a special plan for us and I’m so excited for the rest of our journey 💕 #8yearsmarried#10yearstogether 💗 #family P.s WATCH my stories to see what James has planned for me... I’m updating the surprise as I find out 💕💕💕
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If only our bank account filled up as fast as our laundry basket, we’d would be set!
This clip touched me deeply...I remember taking care of my father in his final days at 11 years old....Feeding, cleaning, and giving medications...I had a bond with him that was special and I have that same bond with my children...They were so worried about me after my recent car accident and kept checking on me after while giving words of encouragement... #Dadtribe : Continue to nurture your bond with your children because you never know when you will need them to return the love and care you have showed them...
Drop a comment ⬇️⬇️⬇️.. Tell me one thing you can do to build a bond with your kid or kids???
Poor Luna has been sooo tired this trip with her sleep all messed up. She kept falling asleep every time we put her in the sling (which makes for cute photos like this). But!! Last night she was so tired I guess she passed out in the car on our way back and then stayed asleep in her playpen ALL. NIGHT. Soooo happy 🤣 Dan has been a rockstar at putting her to sleep too!! And it looks so cute!! Also why is he 10x hotter when he carries Luna like this lolol #dadswhobabywear#dadsofinstagram 😎
👀One of these stunning books about China is included in our upcoming China box👀.
Including a high quality, fabulously illustrated book is one of the most important parts of our boxes; we know that your kids will come back to them time and time again, will cherish them for years and give you so much enjoyment together - so we agonize over the perfect one for every box! 📚 📚 .
There are so many beautiful ones about China and Chinese New Year it was soooooo hard to pick.
Have you read any of these?
He is just the cutest! Collecting all these and then sticking them all and creating these frames for the girls! He’s still collecting more and making them all too! He does a lot of things right, and one of my favourite things about him is how much of an amazing dad he is! Nothing warms my heart more than watching him with his girls! I never had a father figure in my life, so I can safely say I know if I have children they really will have the best dad in the entire world
Love this from @lrknost
Did you know that the origin of the word discipline is “to teach”? And if we think of the word “disciple” we think of people who follow someone out of choice because they want to learn from them. When we treat our children with respect, when we listen generously, when we hold space for all their emotions even the big messy ones, when we partner with them in co-creating our life experiences, when we’re prepared to allow them to change our minds about stuff, when we allow them to be themselves fully, they really do accept and seek out our leadership and guidance. I know this because I’m experiencing it right this minute. And no, I didn’t know all this stuff up until about a year ago and it’s taken me some time to move it from an understanding in my head to an active process. And let me tell you, in a matter of months I’ve seen oppositional behaviour pretty much melt away. And I’m witnessing my boys asking for my guidance and accepting boundaries more easily and readily. Our connection has deepened. We’re more tuned in to and compassionate towards each other. Finally, I’m really experiencing the joy of parenting, not just in the odd moment, but most of the time. And for me, this is pure gold.
I’m opening up some spaces in my coaching practice now to parents seeking support on this gentle/conscious/intentional parenting journey so do get in touch if this sounds like you.
So for 8 months while I was pregnant Kaia was going to be “London.” One morning I woke up and realized, she is so not a London. Naturally, I panicked. With only a few weeks left I REALLY FREAKED THE EFF OUT. With your first born you kind of just need everything to be ready and perfect, Theodore didn’t even have a name when he came out but that’s a story for a different day LOL. Anyways, I was at work about to finish for the day, I opened Matt’s message and all it said was “Kaia.” And within less than a millisecond I said “Yup, that’s it”. I kind of love that he named our darling daughter with such certainty. Did you have a list of names before you were ever even pregnant? Did you stick to it? Did your name switch while you were pregnant? My mom was going to name me Katrina - isn’t that weird to think of? Then she met a total bad ass named Sheridan and the rest is history. 🤟🏼
The gray of winter can be a little soul crushing sometimes, and it's not something we're always able to escape. So rather than sit at home feeling uninspired and restless we went to the aquarium, a place we keep going back to even though we've seen all the exhibits dozens of times before.
The bright colors and animal antics can be therapeutic for the eyes. Sauntering around gave us some exercise and the signage gave us plenty to read and talk about. So much of the world as we experience it these days is presented on a screen, so to be able to strip that away and experience it first-hand in a small way was refreshing (the irony of me now sharing this experience with you through your screen isn't lost on me 😉).
Upon leaving the aquarium, we were surprised to see that the gray of winter had given way to a fiery sunset. So we took that in, and made sure to capture a glimpse of it to share with you. Thanks for letting us bring a little color to your day every now and then. ♥️🧡💛💚💙💜
So today’s lunch was again far too exhausting, however we had been very busy with the health visitor for our 1 year check.... well our little ‘failure to thrive’ preemie is now a whopping 23lb 11oz and is top of charts for height and weight! Not bad seeing as we were on the 0.2nd percentile! Such a proud mama bear of our little cub 😍 we are on track developmentally so we’re all very happy and proud (I mean look at the joy on her face) ❤️
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This is what happens when a day of "yes" and a day without mom are combined! This week's video is at the link in our profile (@thatrogersfamily). Have you ever tried a day of yes or letting your kids plan the day for you?
If you would have told the old jason (4yrs or so ago) that a gay black man would become my role model, and change my life for the better! Well,
That guy (old Jay) would have 😂laughed and laughed and laughed. 😂
What would this guy know about my struggles, what could I learn from him?
But for real! All it took was one workout. And it all began to change. Slowly but surely.
This man @shaunt has changed the way I see myself, the way I see the 🌎 world, the way I live my life. Not to mention the way he’s shaped my body. #hegetsit he speaks to the struggles we all face, and shows you how powerful you truly are. #rolemodel#positivevibesonly 💯 #changecanhappen#embracethestruggle#embracechange