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There's nothing sweeter than a toddlers little potbelly. When my babies (and my toddler now) waddled around after a big meal I'd always chase after them saying 'look at your puku' 👀 ⁣
In Maori culture Puku (pronounced 'pook-ku') is the belly.... it's an affectionate term - food is very important and bellies are not frowned upon!⁣
Little Puku is for all those little chubby bellies! ⁣
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📷 - Breakfast at Tiffanys IKEA Placemat (ooooh those layers of turquoise) 😍


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This week marks 27 weeks along our journey so far 👶🏼 and basically into our third trimester! Can’t believe this belly still needs to grow for 3 more months 😱😄 WHERE IS IT GONNA END UP?!?! Already feel like I’m about to burst - especially by the end of the day...belly button, please stay strong 💪🏽 not sure I can handle an “outie” 🙊 ⁣





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It’s hard for me to imagine how happy he actually were when he saw his new reading nook’s been set up. Forever snuggling and kept asking me and dad for more, and to take turns to read📚. There’re a lot of effort involved in creating different reading nooks in our home, from the light tone to the whole room design integration, eventually his Dad and I decided to keep most of his books, AND our books down to the home office/library, and we rotate the ones in season regularly📖. Some of the books were bought, some great ones are fresh from @fortleelibrarykids

Raising a English- Chinese bilingual kid is challenging. I want him to learn Chinese is neither because he is American-Chinese so he suppose to, nor because Chinese language will be very popular in next decades. The only reason I want him to be the master of both languages is because, I want him to be capable to FEEL the beauty of different culture, to RESPECT the rhythms of different perspectives, and eventually to CREAT an amazing stuff to this world, a beautiful product/ art piece/ business which can go far beyond gender, geography, and race.

So, 🎄Christmas is around the corner, I’m thinking about to read some holiday books for him. Any suggestions? What are you currently reading to your little ones? 📚在新家我给自己安排的最重要的任务就是要给孩子把读书的环境搞好,废了很多很多时间和心血。原来本来想搞一个大书架在每个房间,但最后决定还是将中文和英文的书都放在一楼图书馆里头。孩子从小在美国长大,对于中文和传统文化难免会接触的少,作为父母的我们没有办法偷懒,言传身教,家庭影响,是唯一的出路,谁都代替不了你去感受和引领你的孩子的思想。我倒不觉得他是因为东方人的血脉才应该学好中文,或是说是因为未来的世界会中文一定会很吃香。我是希望他可以在不同的语言里,深刻感受不同文化所带来的魅力,而可以沉浸在其中,发挥无限的想象力,然后可以在这世界上创造出更美好的,超越性别,超越地狱,超越种族的作品来📚。 .
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#raisingareader #raisingaglobalcitizen #bilingualeducation #readingnook
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• Truth be told I never wanted to be a boy mom before we had Maxton 🙊🤷🏻‍♀️ but here I am and I think if it were possible to love this little boy anymore my heart would actually explode •
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Love when I get to photograph my friends families.. that little bit extra special... even more so when we met through work in the first place!


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🦌🎅🏽 custom creation 🎅🏽🦌
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How gorgeous is this trio of pinny’s? .
I do so many custom orders that I can barely keep track 😂 but if you have an idea in mind send me a message, I’m more than happy to work with you, find fabric and a design that works. .
Ps, ignore my coat hangers... they are the only ones I had enough of to match 😂
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Can 100% relate 😂😂


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Have you ever just been tired? Tired of the negative tests, tired of the pokes and prods, tired of telling your medical history to new doctors with new methods, tired of the “how many pregnancies, how many live children?” question... just plain TIRED.

The last 10 days have left me flat out tired and OVER IT. I’m 25-weeks pregnant and have had to go to the ER 3 times already due to passing out/dehydration, falling down a flight of stairs, and most recently a car accident.

I’M TIRED.

And yet, the tears that have fallen, the pain that has been felt... is preparing me for a harvest. I’m sowing. You’re sowing. We will reap a harvest of blessing.

It’s ok to be tired. It’s ok to weep. But let us not allow the enemy to steal our joyous harvest. We’ve fought too hard for it!
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We got a bit festive today and it’s feeling quite gezellig. ⁣

The kids decorated the tree and I’m washing my hands of it. Most of the baubles are front and centre, but to me, the tree is an afterthought because I wanted the kids to have the same experience I did as a kid. My mom has fond memories of us using multicoloured lights and putting all of the decorations child’s height, in the front. I remember thinking it looked beautiful, year after year. ⁣

Jason told the kids they had to drag him to the bathroom for teeth brushing time, and they tried so hard. They got him almost all the way to the kitchen before someone bonked their head and they had to quit. They got to eat some speculaas and now they’re all in bed, forming memories🎄⁣





















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Heading to bed a little too late a few thoughts on my mind 〰️ what a privilege it is to choose kindness, walk in love, and give grace when it’s undeserved. It’s the harder road, I think. But it’s the higher one, wouldn’t you say? I hope our children grow up with these things written on their hearts... 💛 || Mother, Heart So Full on Oat {pc: @jenessa_seiz }


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How do you cope with parenting differences? 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Ok. So you know we LOVE conscious parenting, we deeply value respect, communication and awareness…bet you do too…but what happens when you parent with someone who, well, doesn’t so much….? How do you ‘teach them’? How do balance your child’s needs with your partners?…. Relevant links:

@NourishingtheMother
http://www.nourishingthemother.com.au

@SuburbanSandcastles – Bridget
http://www.suburbansandcastles.com

@ThePleasureNutritionist – Jules
http://www.thepleasurenutritionist.com
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Always after the light - in photography and in life.✨ So blessed to call this stunning mama a dear friend! I can’t wait to meet her sweet baby girl and capture all that love!

Also, a huge thank you to my AMAZING mother in law who played with my boy for part of today while I captured a sweet newborn and her beautiful family! God is sooo good to have blessed us with such wonderful parents who love our kids so unbelievably well! I am so grateful and I seriously can’t say that enough!


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Diy Christmas wreaths and the Christmas story (Luke 1-2)
I’m obsessed with Christmas this year, it’s a year for new traditions to begin! Starting with making my own wreaths every year and reading the Christmas story before opening presents, a tradition that was started from my dad that I hope I can carry out into my kids lives!
#SkinnerChristmas19 #RaisingSkinners


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It’s a hot & hazy one today 😓 so this morning we had a bit of fun outside with water before it got too hot. Now we’re hibernating inside because no one feels like a nap 😭 Send wine 😅


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Rollers + oils packed for BIRTH! T-minus ONE week 😭 // BTW when they asked what medications I’m taking and I was able to deny one that I’ve been on for years - thanks to OILS - that. is. amazing! They also told me not to use oils pre-birth but sorry, that ain’t happening. That’s like asking me not to breath, quite literally 😉. #rebel #oilymama #39weeks


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When you read these next few sentences, actually read them, and then do it again.
| •Slow down and absorb every little detail. Amidst all the chaos, just slowly down. |
|•Time can be so cruel. One minute your holding a newborn who is completely codependent on you and the next your holding a baby that is ready to explore the world. Just slow down. |
|•Nothing is more heart breaking/ warming at the same time as watching your little one learn new things and grow. Your constantly torn between encouraging them and wanting to freeze time. Just slow down. |
|•You can never take too many pictures. It’s just not a thing. Because, I promise they’ll never be this little again. Just slow down. |💕


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My first none working mini trip with my family this year. You always see me travel, but it’s always work related. But once a year I try to take a trip that has nothing to do with work. And yes photography is work, work that just never ends and follows you everywhere you go. It’s hard to disconnect from your work related passion, but it’s possible, I just don’t bring my equipment or lap top. Special thank you to @tylermecca and @ashleytmecca for gifting my family this gate away! ♥️


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What is your favorite thing about your babies? I know, what a crazy question, right? How could you ever pick just one thing? But mine is his light. The light that fills every room he’s in, the light that draws everyone to him, the light that encourages him to befriend everyone, the light that can turn any day or sad moment into a glimmer of joy. It’s in him. It’s overflowing. And I pray that it never fades. ☀️


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GIVEAWAY 🍊
I’ve teamed up with @caseapp to give away 1 free product from their site! It can either be a stunning phone case or a beautiful laptop skin. You also can customize your cases or choose from hundreds of gorgeous designs.
All you have to do to enter is : follow the instructions @raisingorion


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Reason for Happiness Grey Bow Sweater $$44-👉 to purchase link in bio! Also #freeshipping for the REST of December!!


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✨Advent Day 8: 王/king✨
“He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!””
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What a wonderful thing to look forward to, the security of a kingdom that never ends. For it feels like everything in this side of life ends. That very fact makes everything feel a bit uncertain and unsafe. But to know one day we will walk the streets paved with gold, dwell in a city where the only source of light is God Himself. A city where there will be no more sorrow, tears or pain.......then there’s a lot to look forward to. Everything’s going to be ok.


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Still can’t get over the fact that my brother actually hand fed a deer right in front of his house! 😍🧡


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Mindful Monday!
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As well, I find that people struggle with implementing the tools and techniques that are suggested as they are often implemented during reactive states. For example, someone becomes angry and then tries to calm themselves down. They then inform me that it didn’t work. They may stop coming to see me. They may stop using the tools. They may lose trust in the therapeutic process. All completely normal responses. I told them to do something, they did it, and it didn’t work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In order for these tools to work, we need to be proactive. We need to practice these skills daily and not in the face of distress. For example, practice holding space for your children throughout the day and not just during high emotion. Practice self care each day. Practice mindfulness throughout the day. Take some deep breaths throughout the day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you reactive or proactive?
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