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Day 20: Welcome to the Parker Family Homeschool. I feel so equipped for this homeschool mom way of life...APRIL FOOL'S! Joke’s totally on me. Did you know, that my whole life up until my third year of college I planned to be an elementary school teacher?! (With a diversion to college in Nashville my freshman year, partially in the hope to be come a singer, and a semester abroad in Vienna, Austria where I majored in "traveling, eating nutella and croissants, and living my best life"). It's baffling to me now that teaching elementary school was ever part of my plan! The truth is, I volunteered about 3 days in kindergarten and substitute taught 2nd Grade one afternoon at a private school and that was enough to show me I WAS NOT MADE FOR THIS. Anyway, we just got emails yesterday that our district is moving to distance learning beginning April 13th and I am both relieved and terrified. Anyone else have feelings about this? Anyone else wonder if this is most April Foolsiest Day (year) of all time?? 😂😭 . Judah: Living in his Harry Potter PJ's . Ezra: Dressed to impress every day (he puts on his outfit for the next day after we tuck him in at night) . Josh: The only one actually working an actual work day (from home). And giggling in between conference calls at the Tiger King memes I am sending him and at my "content creating" and photo sessions I'm orchestrating for the gram. . Me: Declared Wednesday's "Wacky Wednesday" on WEEK ONE of quarantine, meaning there is (mostly) unlimited screen time and very little structure and I've never thought of anything more brilliant in my life. Please don't take this away from me, school district! 😵😱


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SOS, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s kind of a lie.... I ran cross country all through high school. We went to state all 4 years, I even went to cross country camp in Colorado. Coach Ramsey truly knew his running. But why is it despite all the training I’ve had, I still feel LOST?! Maybe it’s because my body is completely different, my #csection really took a toll on me. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change it for the world. But everything is soo different... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The runner in me would never stop to walk, so when I found the #5krunnerapp I scoffed when it told me I was suppose to run a minute, walk a 1 min 30 for 25 mins. Being the mighty runner I am, I cannot simply walk. The truth is... I’m not a runner anymore. Or not yet. I am a mom and my body isn’t in the type of shape it was before, back when 8 miles was a breeze. So I’m listening to this apps, and to my fellow moms! Check this app out! It’s helping me shape my body back into the runner I use to be, you can catch me #running5ks before summer is over! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Got my app to keep me in check not to push it to hard & my drinkable collagen to repair my body after the workout. I’m finally feeling myself again, the stress is being lifted off my shoulders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But on a more serious note, RUNNERS I NEED HELP! What’s your favorite pair of shoes for running?! Don’t you dare hit me with that Nike shit (I feel like my knees are caving wearing them)! #csectionrecovery #csectionmama #csectionbirth #runningcommunity #runningmotivation #runningshoes #runningmoms #helpagirlout #boymomlife #lifeofatoddler #quarantine #quarantine2020 #gettingstronger #healthiermoms #honestmotherhood


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A game of football in the backyard. The only players being him and his shadow. We’re glad to have made it through week 1 of lockdown - everyone in the household is still safe and sane! 👌🏻 “But out of limitations comes creativity.” ~ Debbie Allen 🎨✨


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The very best way to get started with Young Living 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ This kit was life changing for me and my family. Here’s some of the ways we use these oils everyday: ⠀ ⠀ Lavender - for the best sleep everrr. In our diffusers and sleep rollers. So good for calming the mind and relaxation. Also amazing for skin! ⠀ ⠀ Frankincense - in all of our immune support rollers. Emotionally grounding. Great to use during yoga, meditation, or gratitude practice. ⠀ ⠀ Lemon - incredibly uplifting and energising in the diffuser. A must have for cleaning and removing stains. Also delicious in baking! ⠀ ⠀ Peppermint - energy boost! A drop in your palms and breathe 🙌🏻. Also amazing for head tension and cooling the skin. ⠀ ⠀ Copaiba - great for teething babes and puffy under eyes. A calming and grounding oil. ⠀ ⠀ Panaway - nature’s version of deep heat. Soothing for muscles and joints. In our head tension roller blend. ⠀ ⠀ Purification - makes everything smell fresh and clean! Also great for blemishes and itchy bug bites. Perfect for a toilet or room spray as it purifies the air. ⠀ ⠀ Digize - all the tummy support! A lifesaver in our house this week teaching my 2 year old how to use the toilet. It definitely gets things moving! ⠀ ⠀ Stress Away - helps to ease feelings of stress and anxiousness. Basically a holiday in a bottle (which we all need right about now)! I love to use it as a natural perfume. ⠀ ⠀ R.C - mix with coconut oil to make your own natural chest rub. Think fresh eucalyptus - smells so good. ⠀ ⠀ Thieves - our ultimate immune support oil. Diffuse every day to help the body stay above the wellness line 🙏🏻⠀ ⠀ Now more than ever we need to be prioritising our health and wellness. You are worth it! I am here to guide you, to help you, to be your oily bestie. Let’s do this together!! 🧡


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What’s your favorite ice cream? • Lately mine have been the mickey ones from Target 😍


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Nah momss, bagi kalian yang masih kadang bingung worth it ngga sih pakai playmat dari @cobyhausindonesia ??⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jawabannya WORTH IT BANGETTT!!! 😎🤓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Karena juga Playmat dari Coby Haus sendiri sudah terbukti aman serta penggunaannya Long Term ya moms, ga cuman beli setahun rusak, tapi bisa sampai 10 tahun lo moms!! Jarang-jarang kan ada Playmat yang bisa dipakai 10 tahun⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️ Di design khusus agar melatih motorik dan sensorik anak⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️ SHOCKABSORBER (nah yang masih gatau shockabsorber itu gimana, fitur dari playmat Cobyhaus, kalian bisa check highlight karena sudah Mommin post 😁)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️ Design 2 sisi sehingga ngga bosen dong liat motifnya gitu-gitu aja⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️ Mudah dibersihkan..Nahh ini yang penting banget, apalagi si baby kalo sukanya makan jatuh-jatuh kalian gaperlu repot-repot deh bersihin nya, cukup pake air sabun dan kain lap 😁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Moms, sudah punya PLAYMAT Coby Haus yang mana aja nih? Share yuk!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yukkk deh Mommin tungguin ya submit testimoni dari kalian pake produk dari @cobyhausindonesia dan jangan lupa kalian tag @cobyhausindonesia⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ --------------------⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.cobyhaus.co.id⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📱+6281285482576⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ --------------------⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cobyhausindonesia #cobyhaus #cobyhausfence #kidsplayarea #playfence #playmat #premiumplayfence #premiumplaymat #cobyhausplayfence #jualcobyhaus #cobyhausoriginal #premiumbabystuff #premiumbabytoys #cobyhausstarlight #whycobyhaus #cobyhausathome #motherhood #motherhoodjourney #honestmotherhood #kidstoys #pursuepretty #motherhoodunpluggedly #cobyhauspororo #pororo


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My little sunshine girl 🌞 I am so insanely proud of the little spitfire of a personality you are showing. You never cease to amaze me with the things you learn every day. Starting to form sentences now and communicating insanely well. Running everywhere (and climbing, which mommy isn't so fond of). You are like your mama and know what you want and when you want it. I can already see the determination you have, even if that determination may drive mama and dada crazy sometimes. You already try to be silly and you can light up a room in seconds with your smile and giggle. So so proud of you my little bun bun 🌞🌞 keep on shining baby girl ! #insanelyproudmama #mybaby • • #youtubemama #vlogmama #adventuresofthegroots #momblogger #mamablogger #thisismotherhood #unitedmomsnetwork #justmomlife #joyfulmamas #inbeautyandchaos #honestmotherhood #habitandhome #momlifestyle #motherhoodintheraw #momlifeisthebestlife #letthembelittle #motherhoodsimplified #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mymamahood #makeitblissful #livethelittlethings #momentsofmine #inspiremyinstagram #embracingaslowerlife #myquietbeauty #meetthemoment #thatauthenthicfeeling #seekthesimplicity


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Finally gearing up to honor my passion for instilling in young kids a passion to be strong public speakers. ✊ Would sincerely appreciate you following @giftofgabkids!! Info 👇👇 . Repost from @giftofgabkids using @RepostRegramApp - We are so excited to launch our Instagram... thanks for following! Our goal is to stop the public speaking fear before it starts, instilling in kids the confidence, courage and life skills to be excellent public speakers 🔊 . Launching in fall 2020, we’ll start making our program available in select communities (our goal is nationwide)- and the best part, our classes are going to be taught by current and former media professionals 🎤 . In the meantime, get social with us! We’re here to provide you with tips + tricks for practicing communicative skills in the comfort of home 🏠 . In a world of non-verbal communication, we’re bringing speaking back 🙌🏻 #giftofgabkids


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I am so proud of my not so little boy. There have been a lot of adjustments this past month and a lot of fun things he has had to give up because of this pandemic. He was looking forward to Monster Jam and starting his sports we signed him up for and all of it was cancelled. He hasn't been able to see his friends at school and misses having weekly play dates. Through all those adjustments, while it has been hard sometimes, he has continued to grow, learn, smile and have fun. He comprehends what is going on and while he sometimes makes it quite clear that he does not like it since he's such a social butterfly, he has taken to it way better than I thought. He has continued to work on his writing, reading, and other school activities. He tries to teach his sister things and helps me out when I'm learning to balance being a work at home mom. I am so insanely proud of the "big" boy he is becoming even though I am still indenial that he isn't my baby anymore 💞💕 I am so glad I get to be at home with this smiley monkey and his sissy every day even tho there definitely are the daily #wahmstruggles. #momtruth #insanelyproudmama • • #youtubemama #mybigboy #stopgrowingup #vlogmama #adventuresofthegroots #mamablogger #makeitblissful #glitterguide #choosejoy #simpleandstill #seekthesimplicity #seekthepositive #nothingisordinary #myquietbeauty #meetthemoment #thehappynow #thesimpleeveryday #thatauthenthicfeeling #momadvice #stopdropandmom #momblogger #honestmomconfessions #justmomlife #honestmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mymamahood


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From the coast to the Rockies, BC is home to some of the most beautiful places on Earth. You’re not alone in your desire to get out there and explore, but for now, we’ll just relax, plan and dream of all of the new places we’ve yet to discover. ⁣ ⁣ Tag your adventure buddy and let them know your adventures have only just begun. 💙


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This is what bribery looks like, judge me all ya like haha i’m almost 36 weeks pregnant and my almost 4 year old is being a NIGHTMARE at the moment so if I have to bribe him for a bit of peace and quiet so be it 😂 mini trains for the win 👏🏼 I owe you @ebonyyolande


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🌸 throwback Thursday 🌸 Looking through photos today from a year ago and these ones are still some of my absolute favs of Kenzley 😍 She was only 3 months old, now shes a full on toddler and just as much of a trouble maker as her little big sister. . . . #throwbackthursday #myfavorite #smile #bondsbaby #jellycat #oneyearago #mybaby #memories #photography #trouble #isolation #quarantine #lockdown #stayhome #Autumn #cold #newzealand #nzmum #nzkids #nzbaby #momlife #mumlife #motherofgirls #raisinggirls #honestmotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #girlmom #girlmum #tinygirlgang #instamom


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Aren’t they adorable? ✨ Easy on the grip for our little ones with these wooden teething rings & silicone beads. Check out a variety of wooden teethers on our site, link in bio. . . . . . . . . . #dailyparenting #motherhood #honestmom #momblog #momblogger #momadvice #unitedmomsnetwork #parentblogger #parentblog #thisismotherhood #honestmomconfessions #momboss #mombosses #motherhustler #bossmom #momswhohustle #mamapreneur #mompreneurlife #momhustle #bossmomlife #bestofmom #ig_motherhood #honestmotherhood #parenting #parenthood #parentingisfun #parentinglife #teethers #woodenteethers #keithandkaraco


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🌸 Small spaces 🌸 Trying my best to keep the house in check but its not really happening. We got stuck into the littles room the other day and i made their draws all pretty with a few of my favs, including my baby blanket which all 3 girls have been able to use... 2 seconds after this photo the room was a bomb site again 🙈 some days i dont know why i bother trying . . . #smallspaces #pretties #flowers #books #smallmilestones #cleaning #isolation #quarantine #lockdown #stayhome #nook #mybabyblanket #heirloom #newzealand #nzmum #nzkids #nzbaby #momlife #mumlife #motherofgirls #raisinggirls #honestmotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #girlmom #girlmum #tinygirlgang #instamom #instablog #homedecor


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My baby girl! 🥰🥰🥰


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😍 Threading 😍 For this one we used an empty egg carton, spaghetti and fruit loops 💛 It actually entertained her for heaps longer than I expected it to!


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Ah, memories. Here’s a nice lil photo from last April 1st, in California. 🌴 We were supposed be waking up in Palm Springs today for a much needed family getaway. Instead, here we are, hunkered down in -15°C ❄️, crumbs all over my oversized sweatpants and not sure what day it is anymore. I know we are blessed to be safe + fed + warm + healthy, but I am feeling equally lethargic and dejected today. At least I had Tiger King to look forward to for some entertainment last week 😆. Now what?! #quarantinelife


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🌸 Lockdown 🌸 Day 8 of lock down but day 10 of isolation. This girl is craving so much social interaction that she will literally stand by the letterbox all day and wave out to people going past or tries to visit our neighbors 🙈 We've been trying to make more phone calls to family but it just isnt the same. . . . #day8 #isolation #quarantine #lockdown #socialdistancing #socialbutterfly #friendly #portraitphotography #toddler #itsokay #wave #smile #letterbox #neighbors #newzealand #nzmum #nzkids #nzbaby #momlife #mumlife #motherofgirls #raisinggirls #honestmotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #girlmom #girlmum #tinygirlgang #instamom #instablog #bittersweet


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