Raise your hand if you are a parent and have never been judged for anything in your life ever. Are you raising your hand? If yes, congratulations! You are quite a rarity, making up .00000001% of the entire parental population. To some degree, we are all familiar with what mom shaming feels like. There are so many choices that we make on a daily basis that we deem right for us, for our own unique situation that outsiders will have no idea about. The funny thing is judgment for those choices can come from anyone, at any time–perfect strangers, friends, colleagues, and family. Sometimes, the most vocal are even our own well-meaning mothers. Yet, nobody enjoys being judged. In a way, mom shaming feels a lot like an adult version of bullying. So how do we deal with this in a constructive way? Remember, our kids are watching, and it is up to us to set the example.
Little Clara had a Polynesian themed pre-birthday shoot, and can you guess what the theme was? You got it–Moana! Ever since the hit Disney movie made the big screen, I’ve been on the lookout for Moana themed birthday parties. What I didn’t expect was this super cute family shoot, complete with the boat, waves, sand, and of course, that spectacular sunset! Kudos to everyone who made it happen, including Clara’s mom and dad, and Sofie’s Studio Photography. So go on and check the whole set out below!
For some couples, it’s really quite easy to just roll with life and put their kids’ needs first before their relationship. You see these little human beings who are in need of your care and attention, and you feel entirely responsible (because you both created these adorable little creatures after all!) leaving you to set aside your time and needs as husband and wife. But, according to psychologist and leading parenting expert John Rosemond, prioritizing your relationship with your significant other is crucial if you want to raise happy and stable children. Happy parents will always equate to happy children; and happy parents always turn out to be the best teammates, especially when it comes to parenting their kids. Let these five amazing couples inspire you to keep the love alive–despite the many struggles marriage and parenting bring.
I’ve always wanted to try fresh water fishing and experience some lakeside fun, and now I can with Radley’s birthday celebration! His fishing camp themed party was seriously the bomb. With a lot going on, I’m sure everyone at the party had “reel” fun! Thanks to Little Coeo for sending these snaps over for us to enjoy!