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I have a love/hate relationship with cosleeping. I love it cus my daughter is close and safe with us and when she wakes up all I have to do is pop a boob in her mouth, no getting in and out of bed all night. I hate it because I’m a light sleeper and this child moves around soooo much in her sleep, which means I’m up every hour or so. Also, getting kicked in the face while you’re asleep is noooo fun 🙃 (just ask my husband) • Delilah usually sleeps in her crib from around 8:30pm-3:30am which is when she wakes up for a nursing session and just stays in bed with us until the morning. Lately, though she’s been throwing us for a damn loop. She wakes up randomly throughout the night, doesn’t want to go back down and has been refusing her crib all together which means we start cosleeping around 11pm/midnight. So instead of getting a solid 3-4 hours of restful sleep before I bring her into bed with us I’m down to about 1-2 hours a night 😫 It’s definitely taking a toll on me but like everything else, it will get better eventually...right?! 😂 • Someone please tell me this is temporary and my child will sleep again some day soon?! Cus I am #tiredasamother - This tee is a fall exclusive and is in stock in all sizes in my shop! Link is in my bio ✨ . . . . . #momtogs #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #dailyparenting #oureverydaymoments #honestmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #momentscollected #motherhoodisdarling #motherhoodunhinged #socialmediamom #momsofig #firsttimemom #toddlermom #themotherhoodcorner #morethanmama #photosinbetween #acupofmotherhood

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Every single day I have a moment of complete and utter amazement where I look at my daughter and say “you used to live in my belly and now you’re a person”. • I have no idea why that concept is still so hard for me to grasp! Like I was there, I birthed her lol I know she’s real but at least once a day I just get blown away by it all. She lived in my belly, then she was born. She laid there for months, barely able to left her head up, completely reliant on myself and my husband. Then some time passed and she was able hold herself up on her belly, crawl and eventually walk... Now she’s talking, signing, running and feeding herself. She still needs us, just not as much. Sometimes that’s all too much for my brain to put together...she lived in me and now she’s a toddler, soon she’ll be an older child and eventually an adult...capable of birthing her own baby. Why is that concept so difficult for me to wrap my head around?! Pregnancy, childbirth and watching your child grow will never cease to amaze me. • Anyone else just completely blown away by the magic our bodies posses; our ability to turn cells into humans? . . . . . . #magicofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #dearphotographer #motherhoodthroughig #candidchildhood #littlefierceones #letthembelittle #childofig #umh_kids #makeportraitsnotwar #littlepiecesofchildhood #watchthemgrow #mytinytribe #pixelkids #momswithcameras #theheartcaptured #childrenofig #babiesofig #darlingmovement #childhoodeveryday #runwildmychild #wildandfreechildren #kidsforreal #simplychildren #stunningbabies

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“If you breastfeed past one year you’re just doing it for yourself” Yup. That’s it. I’ve been outed. Ya caught me! I do it for myself. Not for the continued health benefits and comfort it provides my daughter. Nope, just for me. I honestly just LOVE not having any personal space. Oh! And the constant tugging at my nipples is top notch. What would I do without a tiny human CONSTANTLY pinching, scratching and biting at my tits?! I would be lost without it. I seriously NEED to feel that extreme discomfort at least twice a day. Every morning I wake up and say to myself “oh I can’t wait until it’s time for me to stop what I’m doing so my child can treat my boobs like her own personal keg” 🤷🏻‍♀️ • Let’s get one thing straight. Yes, I love breastfeeding. It’s an incredible bond that i worked my ass off for and I’m lucky to have with my daughter....but if you think I’m breastfeeding “just for me” you’re high. I would LOVE to have my boobs back to myself; to go an entire day without having them mangled by a teething 15 month old. I would LOVE to have personal space again, to be able to sleep through the entire night without having to wake up and nurse my daughter so she can doze back off to dreamland. I would LOVE those things...but I’m also very happy to nurse my daughter as long as she needs it because breastmilk does not have an expiration date. As long as she wants/needs me and my breasts, she will get them. The @who recommends breastfeeding for at least 2 years, so if you have a personal problem with that timeline take it up with them. • Oh, and if I WAS only “doing it for myself” that’s NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS. mothers breastfeed for many, many reasons and not one of them have anything to do with anyone but her and her child. So next time you want to make a judgmental comment towards a breastfeeding mother, hold your tongue and imagine how you would feel if someone judged you for something that isn’t any of their business to begin with. #fulltermbreastfeeding #mindyourownboobs • Tee is from my shop: @natthenaturalmom Photographer: @itsjuliwilliams . . . . . . #normalizebreastfeeding #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedwithoutfear

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Ever heard that saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”? So many changes happen when we become mothers and we instantly shift the majority of our focus to the little human we created. with good reason! These babies become our entire world and while there’s nothing wrong with loving your child so much that you pour yourself into them (it’s actually pretty amazing and selfless) but your mothering shouldn’t be all or nothing. Pouring all of your attention on the baby and saving none for yourself is a recipe for disaster mamas! Trust me, I’ve been there! I know it’s difficult to set aside time for yourself when there’s literally so many other things that have to be done, but it’s soooo important that you give yourself a break every once in a while...even if it’s just once a month. • Your mental health is just as important as a clean house, washed clothes and a happy baby. YOU need to be happy to raise happy humans. That’s a fact. So, when you start feeling like you’re about to lose it, STOP. Set down what you’re doing and take a breather (or wait till nap time cus let’s face it, the children dictate our days 😂) Put on your favorite show and a face mask, take a trip to Starbucks or just do one small thing that will make YOU happy. Because mama, you matter too. 💜 • Many thanks to the amazing people over @goldmountainbeauty for sending me these products to try out! They’re handmade, all-natural and not tested on animals which I love! Plus the mask made my skin superrrrr soft! ✨ #gifted . . . . . #selfcarematters #letterboard #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #dailyparenting #oureverydaymoments #honestmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #momentscollected #motherhoodisdarling #motherhoodunhinged #socialmediamom #momsofig #firsttimemom #postpartumjourney #themotherhoodcorner #morethanmama #photosinbetween #acupofmotherhood

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Today’s post is sponsored by the world’s silliest toddler, Delilah Marie 💜 I love watching her little personality develop! It’s so crazy to me that this little girl once lived inside my belly and now she’s running around being a person 😂 • What’s your favorite personality trait of your child’s? For me it’s easily how silly she is 😍✨ . . . . . . #magicofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #dearphotographer #candidchildhood #littlefierceones #letthembelittle #childofig #umh_kids #makeportraitsnotwar #littlepiecesofchildhood #watchthemgrow #mytinytribe #pixelkids #momswithcameras #theheartcaptured #childrenofig #babiesofig #darlingmovement #childhoodeveryday #toddlerlife #wildandfreechildren #kidsforreal #simplychildren #stunningbabies

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I can’t tell you how many days I spent looking in the mirror and hating the body I saw in there. I gained 90 pounds during my pregnancy; whatever I craved, I ate. My belly was already huge to begin with (my daughter was born weighing 10 lbs 4 oz) so it was just something I came to terms with. I ate healthy for the most part, but I definitely indulged and because of that my body grew at an alarming rate. I figured “this is my first pregnancy, I’m tired, swollen and miserable…I’m going to eat that piece of cake and be happy about it” Fast forward to 2 months postpartum when I cursed myself in the mirror every. single. day. Not only was I dealing with postpartum depression, but I was so engulfed in my own misery that I failed to see the power my body possessed. • I’m no longer blind to the beauty of the female body, in any state. Out of nothing but a single sperm cell my body created another human life. For 9 months I surrendered myself to the creation of another being…why was I so concerned with the extra weight I was carrying when I did something that magical? So I started looking in the mirror and saying aloud “I am strong. I am powerful. I created life and every single pound I gained was a part of that magic. I am beautiful.” • It didn’t take long before I started believing the words I was telling myself. I started to love myself more, I started wearing bikinis again and I exuded confidence, despite being overweight. With that new mindset came happiness, self love and appreciation. It’s not easy to change your mindset, to ignore what society tells you is “beautiful” and flip it on it’s ass. It takes work to break down the walls created by years of oppression but you can do it. Every morning, look into the mirror and tell yourself one thing you love about yourself. Say it aloud and say it proudly. • Start now, in the comments if you’d like. Share with us one thing you LOVE about yourself. 💜 I’ll start: I love my stretch marks. They’re a testament to the lengths my body went though to bring my daughter Earthside. And my hair. I’ve got really good hair 💁🏻‍♀️ #this_is_postpartum #celebrating_my_postpartum

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Missing my little tiny baby chunk soooo much today! I’ve just been watching her play, run around and experiment with new things and it’s like I’m not even looking at my baby anymore! She’s an actual little person now 😫 It’s so bittersweet! I feel like there’s this constant struggle loop for us moms: wanting them to grow and learn, but constantly missing how small they used to be. Please tell me I’m not alone in this 🙈 . . . . . . #magicofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #dearphotographer #candidchildhood #littlefierceones #letthembelittle #childofig #umh_kids #makeportraitsnotwar #littlepiecesofchildhood #watchthemgrow #mytinytribe #pixelkids #momswithcameras #theheartcaptured #childrenofig #babiesofig #darlingmovement #childhoodeveryday #runwildmychild #wildandfreechildren #kidsforreal #simplychildren #stunningbabies #babiesdontkeep #pumpkinspiceeverything

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I wish I could be the perfect mom. The mom that always has a clean house. The mom that always has home cooked meals and snacks on hand. The mom that never loses her cool. The mom that has loads of patience and never gets upset. • I wish I could be that mom, but I’m not. & that’s okay! • You know what kind of mom I am? The kind of mom that tries her damned hardest everyday to make sure the house is clean (not tidy, but clean). The kind of mom that has no idea how to cook ANYTHING but is lucky enough to have a partner who does. The kind of mom who’s first reaction is to yell but is trying to change that. The kind of mom that has NO patience and a short temper but is learning how to control it. • The point is, we are all a certain kind of mom; there’s no one-size-fits-all. We’re the kind of mom that works for us, the only kind of mom we can be…ourselves. • I know it’s hard to see some of the moms on here and not compare yourself to them, but I’ll let you in on a little secret; those moms aren’t perfect either. What you see on social media is not always real but that’s the beauty of it! We can filter our lives and post whatever we want, whatever makes us happy. Sometimes that means only posting the highlights of our lives and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just remember: that mom you think is “perfect” is probably going through her own struggles. • We are all the “perfect” mom to our children (at least while they’re young, anyway🙈) and thats what matters! So keep your head up, stay strong and remember: YOU GOT THIS MAMA! 💜 . . . . . #stopcensoringmotherhood #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #dailyparenting #oureverydaymoments #honestmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #momentscollected #motherhoodisdarling #motherhoodunhinged #socialmediamom #momsofig #firsttimemom #postpartumjourney #themotherhoodcorner #morethanmama #photosinbetween #acupofmotherhood

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There’s no one I’d rather match with 👻💜 • How do you mamas feel about matching with your babies? For me, it’s a straight up lifestyle 🙈🤷🏻‍♀️ #fashionabletwinning • Ps: where do my eyes go when I smile? 😂 . . . . . #postpartum #firsttimemom #motherhood #ig_motherhood #momcommunity #disneysmmoms #disneymom #motherhoodunplugged #momhub #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #unitedinmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #honestmotherhood #featuremama #memoirsofmotherhood #dailyparenting #motherhoodsimplified #minnieme #thehauntedmansion #disneybound #disneyblog

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Anyone else just like 98% done with today?! I’ve got a nasty cold and Delilah’s molars are coming in hotttttt so this is about as involved as I can be as a parent right now. You wanna climb on me? Go ahead, at least I’m laying down. You wanna nurse all day long? Sure, but you’re gunna do it while I lay here, like a lifeless blob. Oh, you wanna play with mama? Better get creative and find ways to play that only involves 2% effort on my part. Parenting is tough most days...but parenting when you’re sick? It’s the cruelest form of torture. 🙃 . . . . . . . #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #dailyparenting #oureverydaymoments #honestmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #momentscollected #motherhoodisdarling #motherhoodunhinged #socialmediamom #momsofig #themotherhoodcorner #morethanmama #photosinbetween #acupofmotherhood #thisismotherly

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Being an Instagram mom means taking pictures of your kids even when they’re not having it and hoping for the best. Idk about you, but I think this picture is pretty damn adorable 😂🙈 • Also, it’s fall in the Magic Kingdom which means no one can tell me shit about decorating for Halloween as of right now! any other spooky mamas out there just SO ready for Halloween?! . . . . . . #itsfallyall #halloweeniscoming #motherhoodthroughinstagram #dailyparenting #honestlyparents #parenthood_unveiled #parenthood_moments #ourcandidlife #parentinglife #parentinghumor #parentingblogger #parentingwin #raisingthefuture #documentyourdays #acupofmotherhood #ohmamamoment #ohheymama #mommystatus #momdotme #mommylifestyle #instamamagang #joyfulmamas #motherlove #momhub #socialmediamom #disneyblogger #disneysmmoms #disneyfamily

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We had a blast at @mommycon Orlando! Delilah got herself a brand new ducky toy and ran around so much she fell asleep the second her tushy hit the car seat 😂 I got to meet my insta bff @chloeandpaisley in person and a beautiful soul and mama @thefruitsurfer 💜 I spoke with a babywearing educator who showed me some awesome tips for my onbuhimo and even gave me info on how become an educator myself. Unfortunately I missed out on meeting lots of mamas cus we got there superrrr late ( #momlife) but I did get to connect with some great brands and we may have some fun giveaways coming up in the near future 🤗 Thank you fo having us @mommycon ✨ can’t wait till next year! Did any of you mamas attend any @mommycon events in your home towns? . . . . . #mommyconorlando #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #dailyparenting #oureverydaymoments #honestmotherhood #memoirsofmotherhood #momentscollected #motherhoodisdarling #motherhoodunhinged #socialmediamom #momsofig #themotherhoodcorner #morethanmama #photosinbetween #acupofmotherhood

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Yes, I know I look tired, thank you for pointing that out. Believe it or not, motherhood is exhausting. • My first thought when I wake up each morning isn’t “wow I look tired, I should fix my hair and put on some makeup to remedy that” No, when I wake up in the morning it’s more like “how’s the baby...okay good, she’s fine. Holy shit I only slept 4 hours?! Better go grab some coffee...after I nurse her, change her, feed her...” Oh and btw, most days I don’t get to my coffee until noon cus, well, #momlife I think people forget that moms aren’t meant to fit into any certain mold; we’re not all the same, we didn’t “let ourselves go” because we look tired, and we don’t have to conform to anything that makes people comfortable with what a “mom” looks like. We mother the way that works for us, we get by however we can because some days getting by is literally all we can do. • So maybe if you took a second to see past my physical appearance you may notice that yes, I AM tired...but I’m also happy, fulfilled, and bursting with love. 💜 . . . . . #postpartum #firsttimemom #motherhood #ig_motherhood #momcommunity #motherhoodunplugged #momhub #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #unitedinmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #momentsinbetween #disneysmmoms #honestlymothering #tiredasamother #honestmotherhood #featuremama #memoirsofmotherhood #dailyparenting #takebackpostpartum #postpartumjourney #mynameismama #motherhoodsimplified

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Being a mother is the most selfless act on the planet. Being a mother means giving yourself over to another human being. You love them, nurture them, and give them everything you have. You lose sleep, forget to eat, shower or brush your hair. You do anything to watch their faces light up with joy, to make them laugh and dance with glee. You pour your heart and soul into another person and mold them into something beautiful. Being a mother is the most selfless, raw, powerful act on this planet. Enjoy every second, even when it’s difficult because you really do have the best job in the world 💜 . . . . . #motherhoodthroughinstagram #igmotherhood #toddlerhood #magicofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #dearphotographer #candidchildhood #littlefierceones #letthembelittle #childofig #umh_kids #makeportraitsnotwar #littlepiecesofchildhood #watchthemgrow #mytinytribe #pixelkids #momswithcameras #theheartcaptured #childrenofig #darlingmovement #childhoodeveryday #childrenseemagic #kidsforreal #simplychildren #stunningbabies #honestmotherhood

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Did you know that there is a HUGE need for donated breastmilk? It has been proven that donated breastmilk (from a milk bank) has helped so many preterm babies thrive in the NICU yet not a lot of mothers even know that donated breastmilk is available to them. I’ve teamed up with @hellomytribe to help spread awareness on the importance of breastmilk donation (to an actual milk bank)! • When I was first starting my breastfeeding journey I actually wanted to donate my milk but I didn’t know how important milk banks were. I found a group on FB where moms donated milk to each other and posted that my daughter was allergic to the majority of the foods present in my breastmilk so I wanted to donate around 20oz of my pumped milk she could no longer drink. No one picked it up because it was such a small amount and it went to waste in the back of my fridge 😞 I wish I had known at the time that just 5.5oz of donated breastmilk could feed a 2lb baby for 24 hours! • Here’s why donating directly to a bank is so important: •Milk is a life saving resource for babies born prematurely or with medical conditions, yet it's unregulated. Some of the issues with this: -Samples of milk being advertised online were purchased and tested. 10% was found not to be human milk. -There is a market for body builders to purchase human milk with the belief that it will build lean muscle. -People have been found to receive unregulated donations for their "babies," to then turn around and sell the donations to others for a profit. -HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, and medications can be transmitted through unregulated breastmilk. •If the most fragile babies are given breastmilk processed at a milk bank instead of formula, the risk of them developing life threatening intestinal disease is reduced by 75%! •Yet, 30% of hospitals in the US still give formula, even knowing the poor outcomes. -There's not enough awareness or pressure on the hospitals to change. -Formula is free and processing donor milk costs money. -There is not enough support for milk banks and not enough donor milk. For more facts/info head over to @hellomytribe ! • Have you ever donated your breastmilk? After reading this, would you? 💜

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The first thing people tell me when I say I work from home is how lucky I am. It’s true, I am very lucky and extremely grateful to be able to stay home with my daughter; but I don’t think people realize just how difficult it is. There are so many factors when you have a baby in tow, things can go smoothly one second and your house is on fire the next. You just never know the kind of day you’re going to have…throw in a full time job and your day can easily become a circus. • I won’t lie to you, it’s not as simple as people think and you will probably have a few meltdowns…but being able to stay home and watch your child grow is worth every single second. I have been working from home since my daughter was 5 weeks old. I’ve had a few different roles during that time; I’ve been a full time employee, a small business owner and a blogger/instagrammer. They all have their own perks and difficulties but they require the same basic sets of skills for success. • “How to Work from Home with a Baby” is now live on my blog! Give it a read and let me know what you think! Link in bio 💜 . . . . . #postpartum #firsttimemom #motherhood #ig_motherhood #momcommunity #motherhoodunplugged #momhub #motherhoodthroughinstagram #featuremama #unitedinmotherhood #uniteinmotherhood #honestlymothering #honestmotherhood #featuremama #memoirsofmotherhood #dailyparenting #fourthtrimester #motherhoodsimplified #socialmediamom #momblogger #southfloridablogger #workfromhomemom #ontheblog #babywearingmama

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