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Hello Montreal... See you later clean eating! #allthepoutine #getinmybelly #thisgigistough #babyitscoldoutside


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It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. My school had 6 nights of concert over 2 weeks. So I got home past 22:00 each evening, which made things incredibly hard at home. Add 2 kids who crave their Mama, planning a first birthday party, a teething little man, low milk supply and trying express and all life’s other stresses, to this mix... I was/am exhausted. Last night was the first night I was home, and I was so thankful to be part of the chaos of bath and bed time again. So here’s to the weekend. I’ll be spending every minute of it with my family. #findingtherainbow #teacherlife #workingmomlife #thatpumplife #exhaustedmom #thisfacethough #dearphotographer #clickinmoms #storytellingmama #momtog #momlife #realmomlife #momentsinmotherhood #unitedinmotherhood #capetownmom #capetownmomblog #southafricanmomblogger #southafricanmom #acupofmotherhood #pixel_kids #mynameismama #honestmotherhood #thisgigistough #justkeepswimming


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The place where the sleeping should happen. Last night it was about 6 wakes up from a little girl with croup again. I spoke on my stories the other day about seasons in life. We are deep in a challenging season at the moment with three young, demanding kids. Winter bugs and sleep deprivation certainly don’t help. It’s important to remember that it is just a season and it will pass eventually. We can only do our best in the season we are in. 💗 #momlife #thisgigistough #seasons


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Hahahahhahahahaha.... seriously though 😧 #thisgigistough #buttotallyworthit - quote by @mom.worthy


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This morning I realized I'm lost in my life. I'm anxiously waiting for the point of it. I'm waiting for it too look nice and pretty; for the fighting and messes to stop, for my chance to return to my carrier. I'm working on hitting my goals like the road taking me to them is a bother and a nuisance. I recently tried to read a book and it took to long to get to the content of the book so it's laying around here somewhere taking up space. It was also waisting my time. While I'm waiting for my life to become what I always imagined it to be, the mundane daily life has been extremely annoying and bothersome. I want to think I'm made for better things then changing peed beds, breaking up fights, making hot chocolate and cleaning up cereal everyday. Or I feel entitled to some me time in the morning before the messes and fights. I don't enjoy sharing my mornings with loud little people. But someday they will grow up and be quiet. All the more experienced moms say enjoy it. And I just think ya, they didn't put their life on hold and have my kids!!! So today I'm going to try to focus on the life I have at the moment and enjoy the snotty kisses and loud unproductive mornings. I'll continue to work on my goals but I want to be gracious and enjoy the journey with my little people. If I can't enjoy the life I have I'll probably not enjoy the life that comes with the changes I want. #alwayslearning #adjustthefocus #boygirlmom #messesareourlife #carieeronhold #thisgigistough #positivethinking #enjoythejourney #powerofthemindset #embracetoday


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I love that Skyla’s school has the option of sending friends a little Valentine or a candy cane. They raise money for a program and the kids get to participate in surprising a special friend or in this case I got to surprise my kindie and make her feel loved at school. I hope as she continues at this school she feels like she belongs and becomes part of the environment instead of an outsider looking in. I hope so much for her, her life will be just a little more comfortable if she wakes up knowing she belongs where she goes #thisgigistough #parentalwishes #itallstartshere #schooldays #kindergarten #belongjng #friends


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Because Abigail was so good today, she got to go for a bike ride and it’s was beautiful to see my happy, carefree, fun and energetic daughter back!! It feels like forever since we have had this kind of fun and enjoyment from one and other. It felt so good. I just hope these kind of days start happening more and more. I also need to make sure I don’t get too caught up in mum life and just say fuck the house work for 30mins and just enjoy being a mum. Of course especially when Abigail has been good. Rewards don’t always need to be brought.... #todaywasawin #thisgigistough #mumlife #beatday #love #motherdaughter #familytime #mummybloggeraus #uniteinmotherhood #momswithcameras #bikeride #outdoors #enjoy


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{88/365} Today was a day I missed going to work. Daddy has been on a trip since Monday, and I was waving my 🏳️ since 330am when Marley was shouting to me that she needed toilet paper. And it just snowballed from there. #daddyshome #thisgigistough #365project


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I love these two more than I ever thought possible. Today however, I want to drop them off in the woods & leave them to be raised by wolves. #themotherhoodisreal #jesustakethewheel #thisgigistough #mamaneedsalongwintersnap #ineedpalmtrees #ineed80degrees


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Today was an absolute shamozzle. 8 loads of washing while the sun shined, kids everywhere being loud and messy and poorly behaved. Every time one of them came to me *again* with a complaint or a need or a request or a problem or just plain old wanting to chat, I had to fight to not yell/frown/sigh/grizzle. I said, "Go away" more times than I care to admit. It wasn't a great day. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will try again tomorrow. #parentingfails #thisgigistough #homeschoolfatigue


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W E D N E S D A Y • Coming (finally!!!) out of the other side of some incredibly tough days where I've felt more out of my depth than ever and convinced I absolutely can't do this gig.. but I'll never forget through the fog how lucky I am to stay at home and enjoy picnics and baking and creating.. and shaping these two beautiful children into hopefully amazing adults ❤ #thesearethegoldendays


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Happy Hour Ready! 🎉 #thisgigistough 😜 #growingSA


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Three weeks today since I've had a decent sleep but I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world #jerbear #sleepdeprivationtothemax #mumlife #thisgigistough #muchlove #jerichojames


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Breaking open a new book tonight...hopefully it's a good read 📚 #parenting101 #thisgigistough #alotofpressuretoraisethemwell


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Big shout out to the Mumma makers! We know you're tired, and spinning a thousand plates! Keep going it's all worth it! You're AMAZING! If we could give you a cuddle we would! #tired #mumlife #handmade #cleverladies #missmakermarket #melbourne #melbournemarket #popup #prahran #retail #thisgigistough #thestruggleisreal #ineedacuddle #sharethelove


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I love my Levi Joseph! We made contact and his smile came out to say hello #thisgigistough #alwaysworthit


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