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The essence of my life... Legs that just rode a bicycle, cat, bicycle, a thangka, lots of books, pictures of my baby boys, my art work, an un-unpacked suitcase... And a print of a giant vagina that has hung over my living room for 3 decades! 
#georgiaokeefe #vagina #blackiris #feministaf #womenwhoride #grrrl #bikelikeagirl #iride #crazycatlady #audaxindia #001 #thangka #travel #traveldiaries #homeiswhereyouparkit #composition #aesthetic #singlemom #bringingupboys #fortheloveofbooks #books #bookshelves #calvesofsteel #bicycle
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The essence of my life... Legs that just rode a bicycle, cat, bicycle, a thangka, lots of books, pictures of my baby boys, my art work, an un-unpacked suitcase... And a print of a giant vagina that has hung over my living room for 3 decades! #georgi

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@bharathaiyappapnq 😉❤️😀

@rhythmunleashed Everything about u is soooo awesome !!... I wonder when I would get to witness that in person.

Boating, bonding and celebrating what a great dad my boys have. #loveyoubabe
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Boating, bonding and celebrating what a great dad my boys have. #loveyoubabe

Lake Jefferson
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@ahmelie #bringingupboys #boattilyoudrop #lakelife #wakeboarding #tubingfun #fathersday #familytime

The face you make when mom won’t give you your boobs  #bringingupboysx2 #bringingupboys #babyadrian #sadface #littlebrother #babiesofinstagram #3monthsold
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The face you make when mom won’t give you your boobs #bringingupboysx2 #bringingupboys #babyadrian #sadface #littlebrother #babiesofinstagram #3monthsold

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@yeseniamarieduh @bringingupboysx2 ya my daughter was only 11 and 22 inches she’s tiny

These two 
Go upstairs to check on them both.. Franks has gotten into bed with Harley
Puts his arm around him.
“I’ve really missed you Harley!”
As if we are going to have 3 little monkeys 
#toocute #sundaysnugs #lovethem #theycanbecute .
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These two Go upstairs to check on them both.. Franks has gotten into bed with Harley Puts his arm around him. “I’ve really missed you Harley!” As if we are going to have 3 little monkeys #toocute #sundaysnugs #lovethem #theycanbecute . . . .

At Brands hatch watching the cars and Ted still manages to collect sticks! He’s planning a camp fire in the garden, only problem is we have Astro turf #boys #photography #family #bringingupboys #familytime #brandshatch #brandshatchofficial #cars #carshow #racing #stunts #children #crash #food
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At Brands hatch watching the cars and Ted still manages to collect sticks! He’s planning a camp fire in the garden, only problem is we have Astro turf #boys #photography #family #bringingupboys #familytime #brandshatch #brandshatchofficial #cars #c

Brands Hatch
What a perfect picture of fatherhood. My Dad, My husband and My youngest son bonding over their shared passion for music. Geeking out as they discuss the music equipment in front of them. The generational impact of fatherhood is undeniable, fathers lead their sons, who then lead their sons to be better people, fathers and citizens. Yay to all you fathers out there taking the job of leading the future men of this world seriously! Your job is no easy task. We Moms, daughters and wives applaud you. @blaine_huslig @luckypeopleband #loversandwarriors #fatherhood #generationalblessings #family #musicfamily #leadingbyexample #bringingupboys
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What a perfect picture of fatherhood. My Dad, My husband and My youngest son bonding over their shared passion for music. Geeking out as they discuss the music equipment in front of them. The generational impact of fatherhood is undeniable, fathers l

Happy fathers day to my best friend. The guy who makes life so fun, is the best Daddy of our five boys, works hard at his job, and has loved  me since I was little. I am thankful to enjoy the simple, everyday life wth you as well as the big adventures that come our way! Happy Father's Day, Blake! #happyfathersday #bestdad #bestfriend #dadoftheyear #bringingupboys #bestlife #happy #loved #fiveguys #downtown
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Happy fathers day to my best friend. The guy who makes life so fun, is the best Daddy of our five boys, works hard at his job, and has loved me since I was little. I am thankful to enjoy the simple, everyday life wth you as well as the big adventure

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@heidicountrygirl @jcbushey haha thanks! 😍

@heidicountrygirl @mmmarnie7 ❤️ Me too!!!!🙌 xoxoxoxoxoxox

Thank you for always guiding us to be champions! We love you and you are a great husband & father figure! Happy Father's Day love!! @h.jameschin #nathaniellukechin #cameronjohnchin #bringingupboys #chins
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Thank you for always guiding us to be champions! We love you and you are a great husband & father figure! Happy Father's Day love!! @h.jameschin #nathaniellukechin #cameronjohnchin #bringingupboys #chins

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@ayangkamell 😍😍😍😍😍

I have set aside the next four weeks to finish writing my books about boys. 
This week I am looking for parents who may be available for a 20 minute phone interview to talk to about role models, authority figures, expectations, communication and peer pressure. 
Any takers? DM me for a time, starting tomorrow 10am...
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I have set aside the next four weeks to finish writing my books about boys. This week I am looking for parents who may be available for a 20 minute phone interview to talk to about role models, authority figures, expectations, communication and peer

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@code9parent @michellemitchellspeaker me too!! 😃

@kenwootton @miapatterson

Yesterday I had a headache that just wouldn’t shift, no matter what I did! 
Mr 11 who has a loving, kind, beautiful soul tried to help me by massaging my head and it felt wonderful. He also asked me how to plait hair, so I explained it to him and this was the result. He was very proud of his efforts and asked for me to take a photo. Words can not describe how much I love him ️ #nailedit #lovemyboy #beautifulsoul #bringingupboys #proudmummy #naturalkids #naturalmedicine #naturalparenting #blesshisheart #blesshislittlecottonsocks #myblueberrylane #iphonex
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Yesterday I had a headache that just wouldn’t shift, no matter what I did! Mr 11 who has a loving, kind, beautiful soul tried to help me by massaging my head and it felt wonderful. He also asked me how to plait hair, so I explained it to him and t

When you’re a little boy (...or 33) camping in the front yard is still camping ️ #camping #tentcamping #sunset #mountains #bringingupboys #countryroadstakemehome #wv
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When you’re a little boy (...or 33) camping in the front yard is still camping ️ #camping #tentcamping #sunset #mountains #bringingupboys #countryroadstakemehome #wv

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@patrishaellison Love the view!!!

@giannis_chickenburgers 👍👍

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⭐️A M I G O S ⭐️ . . . Noah just loves his two big cousins! They’re always looking out for him and ready to hang out. Love seeing his face light up when he sees them come over... on a side note... it’s nearly taken 13 months to get a phot

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@phoebe1607 😍😍😍

@bevswim 🍍🌴 Best Wishes 😀!!!!

Trying to get a nice picture in which all 4 kids are facing the camera and smiling = fail!

#mumlife #momlife #bringingupboys #auntlife #parklife #kentcountryside
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Trying to get a nice picture in which all 4 kids are facing the camera and smiling = fail! #mumlife #momlife #bringingupboys #auntlife #parklife #kentcountryside

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@katycrossistheboss It's an impossible task!!!!

A confession. 
This feels true at some point on a daily basis. Sometimes I look around and wonder who’s in charge, then realise I am 🤭
This feeling goes right? Probably not.
#MumLife #stalbansmums #harpendenmums #luton #noideawhatimdoing #bringingupboys #illfigureitouteventually
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A confession. This feels true at some point on a daily basis. Sometimes I look around and wonder who’s in charge, then realise I am 🤭 This feeling goes right? Probably not. #mumlife #stalbansmums #harpendenmums #luton #noideawhatimdoing #bringi

Just saw this pic on my phone and it melted my heart . Baby Theo!!!...He was just 1 years old here and had just finished one of his first jobs for M&S. They were so lovely they let him keep the cute pyjamas he is wearing . Look at those chubby cheeks and curls . Do any of you other mummies keep souvenirs from some of the jobs the little ones have done? I keep meaning to buy a big box  #babymodel #chubbycheeks #m&s #curls #lashes #cutekids #mixedbabies #parenthoodunlocked #memories #sleepy #naptime #workhardsleephard #mothercare #carride #travelling #souvenir #keepsake #curlyhair #babyface #bringingupboys #jungle #lion #kidsclothes #boysfashion #kidsfashion #pjs
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Just saw this pic on my phone and it melted my heart . Baby Theo!!!...He was just 1 years old here and had just finished one of his first jobs for M&S. They were so lovely they let him keep the cute pyjamas he is wearing . Look at those chubby cheeks

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@hunterandhero Super sweet

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Zac and his little sister are photographed every year because their mum wants to document the passing of time. It’s fun to watch them grow before the camera! #letthembelittle #photography #kidphotography #familyphotography #growingup #littleflashesofdelight #GrowingTogether #bringingupboys
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In focus * * As a photographer, I’ve noticed that boys aren’t photographed quite as much as girls. Why is that, do you think? I think boys should be celebrated just as much, and encouraged to be playful and show emotion just like girls. * * Zac

So my boys coming to the shop and drinking the decaf coffee is a thing. #bringingupboys
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So my boys coming to the shop and drinking the decaf coffee is a thing. #bringingupboys

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@chadfergusonfamilyman Is it because you are too scared to give them caffeine ? Live on the edge, roll the dice!!!

Farm life is proving to be so good for every member of the family. ️ Now ... just to buy the cows! #fencepost #fencerepair #farmlife #farmwifelife #pastures #bringingupboys #familylife #harrisonarkansas #nissleyfamilyadventures #TheLittleSpringsFarm #portugesewaterdog
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Farm life is proving to be so good for every member of the family. ️ Now ... just to buy the cows! #fencepost #fencerepair #farmlife #farmwifelife #pastures #bringingupboys #familylife #harrisonarkansas #nissleyfamilyadventures #thelittlespringsfar

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@emily_dawn_91 You'll love it!

@stoltzfooslucy Super I’m impressed when can I come visit make sure it’s being done right?

BOOM  YOU GOT IT RIGHT
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BOOM YOU GOT IT RIGHT

Vaughan, Ontario
Jackson wanted to learn to cook. He’s 12 and bright, so we went straight for the yeast. Now soft pretzels are kind of our thing. He told me yesterday he thought it was cool to be able to make them. I said, “You could even call it...dope. Like, doooough-pe. Get it. Dough?”
He didn’t think it was that funny either. 
#momjokes #cookingwithmom #softpretzels #bringingupboys #myfivesons #fromscratch #scratchcooking #realfood
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Jackson wanted to learn to cook. He’s 12 and bright, so we went straight for the yeast. Now soft pretzels are kind of our thing. He told me yesterday he thought it was cool to be able to make them. I said, “You could even call it...dope. Like, do

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@rabbit_hill_design I laughed! But that's my sense of humor. My Littlest still thinks I'm funny, my eleven year old...not so much. And breads are the first thing my gram taught me to bake.

@sunshine_daydreams_farm 😂😂 I did! Chuckled out loud

How to slide down and chill out at the same time #howtobecool #thuglife #softplay #gambadobeckenham #masterclass #cool #babyboy #thisishowiroll #mommyandme #momslife #boyswillbeboys #bringingupboys
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How to slide down and chill out at the same time #howtobecool #thuglife #softplay #gambadobeckenham #masterclass #cool #babyboy #thisishowiroll #mommyandme #momslife #boyswillbeboys #bringingupboys

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@hanapiana I love this! 😂😂😂

@kaevgenia He is hilarious))

Walking the dog...  Well, if it makes them both happy! 🤷‍️ #itsamaddoxthing #bringingupboys #pugsofinstagram #puglife
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Walking the dog... Well, if it makes them both happy! 🤷‍️ #itsamaddoxthing #bringingupboys #pugsofinstagram #puglife

Dallas, Texas
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@hilarybuteyn No way!!! So awesome!!! I want that puppy😍😍😍

@susanb.door4 💕💕. Not everyone walks the dog the same way. Vive la différence!!! Love this!

We've had long days and long nights, tears and tantrums, good days and bad days... my floor is covered in duplo which I'm endlessly picking up or standing on, my washing never ends, my food bill is so big between you and your dad it's like I'm feeding a family of 6 and my face has aged about 10 years along with a scar I am SO proud of, but my heart is SO full and everyday I look at you and feel blessed! Happy 18 months baby boy! ️
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We've had long days and long nights, tears and tantrums, good days and bad days... my floor is covered in duplo which I'm endlessly picking up or standing on, my washing never ends, my food bill is so big between you and your dad it's like I'm feedin

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@alli_tic_toc_hair #babyboy #toddler #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerlife #18monthsold #nearly2 #stopgrowing #stopgrowningup #letthembelittle #candidmoments #wildandfree #littleprince #thenextgeneration #bringingupboys #mummysboy #mumlife #myworld #myboy #son #cherishedmoments #love #handsome #beachlife

The Prince of SWAG!
#bringingupboys
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The Prince of SWAG! #bringingupboys

Life Time Fitness - Dublin
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@katerr_tott @adonnaifitnessrx hahahahaha only giving you permission to post that if i can post one on my instagram of your dance moves. We can have a dance off during 6am 😎

@nurse__lisab Omg precious

When your veggies are out - take them to Dr Dan! Best Chiro ever! He's so patient with our crazy boys and all their stuffies! @drdantimmerman thanks for being so awesome!  #bringingupboys #bestlife #welladjustedkids #broccoli #stuffies #thankful
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When your veggies are out - take them to Dr Dan! Best Chiro ever! He's so patient with our crazy boys and all their stuffies! @drdantimmerman thanks for being so awesome! #bringingupboys #bestlife #welladjustedkids #broccoli #stuffies #thankful

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@drdantimmerman Best part of my day!!

The lengths I will not go to for my boys. Exhibit A: painting “Falcons Red” on Lukas’ wall. It is so red y’all. But thankfully it is just one wall and knowing how happy he will be when he sees it makes my neutral loving heart happy too. #bringingupboys #gofalcons #riseup #gliddennflpaint
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The lengths I will not go to for my boys. Exhibit A: painting “Falcons Red” on Lukas’ wall. It is so red y’all. But thankfully it is just one wall and knowing how happy he will be when he sees it makes my neutral loving heart happy too. #brin

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Today I dragged the boys into London as I had to collect my prescription meds from the hospital. I quite like going there because I get to drive through Putney, where we lived pre marriage and children, which the boys love hearing about. So, there we were on Putney High St, on the way home, when a motorcyclist pulls up alongside me and signals that I have a flat tyre. Cue relief that we, being fully paid up members of the Sensible People Club, have AA membership. This relief was, however, coupled with the catatastrophizing that immediately fills my head in such situations like this - when anything ‘off plan’ crops up. But, as they often do, my children taught me a(nother) valuable life lesson today. Rather than moan and complain about this inconvenience, they revelled in the unexpected. They would also not leave the car as they wanted to see the AA man arrive. Thankfully, this was within 30 minutes, and not the possible 2h30 I’d been warned about. And, as you can see from the photos, the ‘AA Man’ was brilliant with them, explaining what he was doing, and even letting them ‘sign’ his special computer. And what, on paper, was a bit of a rubbish thing, in reality, was actually pretty fun. Perspective, as they say, is everything. Well, that, and a monthly direct debit to the AA.. #nailedit #flattyre #putney #theaa #roadsideassistance #thefourthemergencyservice #brokendown #amazingservice #perspectiveiseverything #throughchildseyes #bringingupboys #parenting #pbloggers #pbloggersuk #mumlife #lifelessons #hotmessmummy
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N a i l e d I t Today I dragged the boys into London as I had to collect my prescription meds from the hospital. I quite like going there because I get to drive through Putney, where we lived pre marriage and children, which the boys love hearing a

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@kaffcan Well done ! It’s often the mishaps well handled that make the best things happen, I think I might have to make that my mantra!

@aliplev @tomski908

JOINT ATTENTION ‍ Simply sharing focus on an object, such as pointing to an object and discussing it will help your infant or toddler build their vocabulary. Joint attention promotes language processing, references for words, language comprehension, connection, and school readiness.
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JOINT ATTENTION ‍ Simply sharing focus on an object, such as pointing to an object and discussing it will help your infant or toddler build their vocabulary. Joint attention promotes language processing, references for words, language comprehension

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@dobetterblog ♥️♥️♥️♥️😬🙈 da bug is so squishy

This is motherhood... And we absolutely love it! ️️ #momlife #motherhood #bringingupboys #familyphotography #familyphoto #mamaandherboys #love #naturallight #naturallightphotography #leahkphotography
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This is motherhood... And we absolutely love it! ️️ #momlife #motherhood #bringingupboys #familyphotography #familyphoto #mamaandherboys #love #naturallight #naturallightphotography #leahkphotography

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@annekingery Thank you Leslie! You did a great job with my boys 😍

@annekingery @hkinne119 thank you Heather!! ❤️❤️

My little breakfast helper this morning.
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My little breakfast helper this morning.

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@shannon_bradbury #breakfast #bringingupboys #cooking #helper #familylife #makingmemories❤️ #makesmehappy #makesmesmile😊

All my life I’ve wanted a wrap around porch with comfy rocking chairs for the whole family. We didn’t buy this farm because of the porches, but they’re a definite bonus!
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All my life I’ve wanted a wrap around porch with comfy rocking chairs for the whole family. We didn’t buy this farm because of the porches, but they’re a definite bonus! . The boys got me 4 rocking chairs and a porch swing for Mother’s Day, a

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@anandadevkaur 👏

We’re headed out on a big trip tomorrow without dad. So we had a pre-lated Fathers Day celebration tonight. (I made up the word pre-lated specifically for this occasion... do you like it?  I think it could become a thing.) Sam has a hard time with goodbyes—it’s understandable. So he was a bit teary tonight and I told him he could sleep on our floor. I can’t upstairs to see him in our new (to us) green crushed velvet chair. (And for those of you following the chair story— yes, we got it!  I went back almost a week later and it was still there so I knew it was meant to be.) He has all his “buddies” in the chair with him, set up his fan to blow right on him and is sound asleep.  This kid is literally the best. #babiesdontkeep #bringingupboys #attachmentparenting
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We’re headed out on a big trip tomorrow without dad. So we had a pre-lated Fathers Day celebration tonight. (I made up the word pre-lated specifically for this occasion... do you like it? I think it could become a thing.) Sam has a hard time with

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Fredrick Douglas 
Raising boys, children for that matter, is a scary thing! It is the greatest blessing to be given these sweet babes to raise  But I am happy to read all the books  and learn all the things!
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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Fredrick Douglas Raising boys, children for that matter, is a scary thing! It is the greatest blessing to be given these sweet babes to raise But I am happy to read all the boo

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@busyraisingboys @bethany.soph agreed! ❤️❤️❤️ Love you...and miss you!

@kathryn_gray__ Amen💖

Raising these two boys is proving so challenging and rewarding in equal measures. It’s especially difficult trying to teach them to be fearless and confident when my #anxiety creeps up. We leave them on Friday for a week, an opportunity to rest and recharge that certainly won’t happen often in the next 15 years but the thought of leaving the county without them is weighing down on me heavily. The guilt is creeping in although I know it’ll be fantastic spending a week alone with my husband for the first time since our honeymoon. #8yearsmarried #adecadetogether #qualitytime #anxiousmama #bringingupboys #mylifeinapicture
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Raising these two boys is proving so challenging and rewarding in equal measures. It’s especially difficult trying to teach them to be fearless and confident when my #anxiety creeps up. We leave them on Friday for a week, an opportunity to rest and

Two fearless little tigers. They both wanted on every ride they could at Alton towers. They loved every minute and shouted again, again when the rides were coming to an end. Smiled for 4 days straight ️#bringingupboys #kidsbeingkids #altontowersresort #familytime #adventures
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Two fearless little tigers. They both wanted on every ride they could at Alton towers. They loved every minute and shouted again, again when the rides were coming to an end. Smiled for 4 days straight ️#bringingupboys #kidsbeingkids #altontowersres

 I love this photo for the look on his face! Although clearly he wasn’t changing channels, I’m becoming ever more mindful of the effects screens have on us all esp babies. 
When he was tiny and breast feeding took ages, I’d often have the tv on, esp at night when it was dark and lonely and the nights lasted forever. Now tho, he’s much more aware and if he catches sight of the TV while I’m feeding him, he will be transfixed and completely lose interest in the feed. I admit that I would also lose focus if I was watching tv at the same time and not be so aware of when he’d finished, when he might be looking up at me wanting to interact, or when he had been a bit sick or needed burping. So reducing screen time is good for us both as I’m a more mindful mother when it’s not on (this is not to say I don’t watch it when he’s in bed! I do, but even then I find it distracts me from the things I need to be doing to have a successful day the next day, i.e. doing the sterilising/washing/tidying etc). He also used to lay and play in the living room where the TV would be on behind him and yet he would crane his neck around to see it. So, I’ve now set up his play area in the dining room where I also feed him to minimise distractions. 
It’s scary how TV completely mesmerises them and makes me wonder what it must do to their little brains. I know he will be growing up in a world of smart phones, tablets, and computer games but while I still have control of his environment I’m making a concerted effort to minimise screen time esp as he doesn’t yet understand what he’s looking at: it’s just a bunch of flashing pixels. 
I’ve also hung various Montessori mobiles above his play area as he will stare at these for ages, which is good as they are designed to promote focus and concentration as well as spacial awareness (and in the Montessori books I’ve read they cite studies into detrimental effects of ). #imhaw18 #infantmentalhealth #infantdevelopment #babybrain #babytv #4monthsold #mindfulness #mindfullmotherhood #mindfulmotherhood #mindfulmothering #bringingupboys #montessori #montessoriathome #montessoribaby #montessorimobile #newbaby #effectsoftvonchildren #17weeksold
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I love this photo for the look on his face! Although clearly he wasn’t changing channels, I’m becoming ever more mindful of the effects screens have on us all esp babies. When he was tiny and breast feeding took ages, I’d often have the tv on

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@mrs_peters120 So true & funny enough today I decided to move Jasper's gym as he kept looking up at the TV! Xx

@johng456 I can so see his dad in this picture 😍

A simple lunch was left for those that wanted to eat yesterday as I was going out - home made sourdough, sardines @fish4ever_recipes, and salad - all good so far except, some while later I got this text from my 15 year old son ......................
“ Please come home dads angry at me and having a stupid rant because I won’t eat sardines because I DON’T LIKE THEM. When are you coming home?”
Needless to say I ignored all text conversations - this would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic #sundaylunch #parenting #bringingupboys #firstworldproblems #sourdough #baking #salad #tinsardines #spoilt #fish4ever #foodpost #instafood #mumtoateenager #london #fish #foodpost
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A simple lunch was left for those that wanted to eat yesterday as I was going out - home made sourdough, sardines @fish4ever_recipes , and salad - all good so far except, some while later I got this text from my 15 year old son ......................

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@maijamasena I'm surprised he ate the bread.

@vwcooksco @maijamasena he then sent me another text to say he had got his own lunch - a bowl of cereals 😂

#bringingupboys #momto5boys #momof5boys #lovethem #myboys
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#bringingupboys #momto5boys #momof5boys #lovethem #myboys

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@sweetninabean That's so cool!! We're totally opposites. I have 4 girls . No boy's.

So my son lost his first tooth yesterday. He was so delighted. He was even more delighted this morning to discover the Tooth Fairy had visited and paid him for his tooth. He was a bit disappointed though that they didn’t leave a note. So tonight I made up a batch of these little cards and he’ll find one on the doorstep in the morning before school
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So my son lost his first tooth yesterday. He was so delighted. He was even more delighted this morning to discover the Tooth Fairy had visited and paid him for his tooth. He was a bit disappointed though that they didn’t leave a note. So tonight I

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@milomade.co.uk @anaherranzjewellery we’re going to vary the amount each time as it depends on the quality and size of tooth and makes things more exciting. Keeping his teeth shiny and white for the tooth fairy has always been his mission so when it comes to lying to your children, this lie I can live with as it’s made him brush his teeth everyday.

@jewellerybyannamarie What a fab idea........and the card etc., looks so good too.

4 (years old) is definitely the magic number in my mind. I'm generally not too gushing about my children but I have to say that my heart melts on a daily basis at the cuteness of this one at the moment. 4 is when imagination is in overdrive, innocence still exists but curiosity is becoming more and more. It's when they say the sweetest things like 'you're the best mummy in the world' and when they sing their favourite Jungle Book songs on repeat. With school on the horizon this year I keep worrying that his happy little world is going to be tarnished (by some little shit telling him mummies and Jungle Book aren't cool) Hopefully I'm just being overly emotional about it and it will all be fine? Anyone else get these random worries? #myboy #mumlife #motherandson

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4 (years old) is definitely the magic number in my mind. I'm generally not too gushing about my children but I have to say that my heart melts on a daily basis at the cuteness of this one at the moment. 4 is when imagination is in overdrive, innocenc

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@sovannyvu Looking forward to raising a boy with my girls 🤗🤗

@mother_ofall_adventures Lovely image😍

Proving my 50/50 sourdough- to quote my 15 year old son ‘oh my dayz mumsy dat stinks like day old puke’  okay, a few issues to deal with here - how does he know what day old puke smells like? Since when did he start speaking like a boy from Jamaica not Twickenham? 🤔 All I can say is, carry on like that and there won’t be many dayz before mumsy hands out some ole fashion advice straight from her West London roots 🤨 to be fair to the boy, the starter smells very ripe let’s see if it’s woman enough to handle 50/50 #sourdough #bread #sourdoughstarter #prove #youth #foodpost #culture #youthculture #cooking #kneed #freshbread #sons #mothers #cookingtogether #instafood #instagood #vegan #veganrecipes #bake #catering #realfood #allthefood #relationshipgoals #advice #bringingupboys #probiotics
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Proving my 50/50 sourdough- to quote my 15 year old son ‘oh my dayz mumsy dat stinks like day old puke’ okay, a few issues to deal with here - how does he know what day old puke smells like? Since when did he start speaking like a boy from Jamai

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@maijamasena His language is as colorful as yours. Food writer into making 😁

@vwcooksco @maijamasena think you might be right 😂

We went on a lovely 4 1/2 mike trek while in Portugal and Ted walked the whole way. He loves he’s cheese  he reminded me of a dwarf from Snow White! #family #eating #portugal #bringingupboys #familytime #trek #walking #cheese #babybel #boy #children #fitness #longwalk #happy #fun #outdoors #noipad #mum #makemesmile #happiness #healthylifestyle
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We went on a lovely 4 1/2 mike trek while in Portugal and Ted walked the whole way. He loves he’s cheese he reminded me of a dwarf from Snow White! #family #eating #portugal #bringingupboys #familytime #trek #walking #cheese #babybel #boy #childre

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I have five boys, so I honestly tell people that ask me how I work out - I'm living my dream.....I chase boys all day!!! What a blessed life! #mykidsaremycardio #bringingupboys #boymom #mob #lovemylife #happy #workoutmotivation
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I have five boys, so I honestly tell people that ask me how I work out - "I'm living my dream.....I chase boys all day!!!" What a blessed life! #mykidsaremycardio #bringingupboys #boymom #mob #lovemylife #happy #workoutmotivation

Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity.

But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress?

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternate narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world. A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It is the must-have book for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.
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Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of mas

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@thelittlepiggystories 😀

@apnp2014 @kmplqbm got this one-thanks for recommending x

Oh, to be so loved! Being a Mommy is worth it for times like these.  #mob #bringingupboys #lifeisbeautiful #wildflowers #walk #loved #springtime
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Oh, to be so loved! Being a Mommy is worth it for times like these. #mob #bringingupboys #lifeisbeautiful #wildflowers #walk #loved #springtime

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