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I have been having a hard time putting this post together, I am not sure why — maybe it’s insecurities or maybe it is the lack of feeling that I have the right words to say. Throughout the day I have read a lot of quotes and encouragement from women encouraging other women through social media and love seeing the positive impact from it, this has lead to me to reflect on motherhood, especially on my role as a mother to a daughter.

Reflecting back on the woman before us, the leaders and the rule breakers, I am also looking at my daughter and how I can raise her to be strong, confident and driven by her own passions today. There are days where I wonder how one could even start to accomplish this and then days where I am very certain that because of the way that I walk through my life she will learn, obtain and grow even stronger. It is about having confidence in ourselves while raising our littles and being conscious that they very very dearly look up to us for that strength and courage.

Everyday is a new day and everyday I am reminding myself of not only the impact that I am making on those around me (whether it be through social media influence or not), but the impact that I am making within my immediate family. Today as a Woman, a Wife, and as a Mother I am looking my hormonal pregnancy insecurities in the face and reminding myself of all of these things.

Mother and Little Style Post photo by m and him photography

Mother and Little Style Post photo by m and him photography

girl style post

Girl Style

Photography: M and Him

A friend of mine wrote a very beautiful post for International Women’s Day that includes more photos from the gorgeous day that these photos were taken. I would encourage you to read her post, she is brillant and shares quotes and inspiration from woman who have made an impact in the world we live in. View International Women’s 2016 written by Tara Teng here.

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  • Tuesday is one of our busiest mornings of the week. With breakfast, prepping lunch for Ezra, preschool snacks for Sophie and aiming to get all three dressed for their activities of the day there isn't a lot of me time. One thing I've learnt is that I need to make sure I am getting myself fuelled in the morning in order to be my best self and handle the morning rush with grace. I've been doing this two ways: 1. Eat an actual breakfast (not just the kids' scraps) and 2. Taking a minute to make a @nespresso.ca -- For those extra tired mornings I'll put in a Double Espresso capsule!
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For those local that are interested in getting a @nespresso.ca machine for yourself, you will be able to shop in person at their new Boutique in Metrotown! Did you get a chance to see it in my stories on Monday? If not, head to my highlights for a sneak peek. #Partner #NespressoMoments #NespressoMorning
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3️⃣ C O M M E N T below one item that you would put inside your backpack
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Contest ends on April 26th at 12PM PST. Winner will be announced in the comments. Contest not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc. #partner #TWELVElittle #mommyandme #twinning #backpacks #backtoschool #momanddaughter #onthegobackpack
  • Slurp! Blueberry lemonade mocktail, that can easily be turned from mocktail to cocktail. ⠀
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> Frozen Blueberries & Ice⠀
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  • When you surround yourself in the beauty of nature there is no way you won’t want to care for it. #happyearthday #wordsfromchurch
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Photo @juliechristinephotography #whp
  • I just realized that Evelyn turn 2 in three months 😳😭 #howisthatpossible
  • 💫 G I V E A W A Y 💫 You guys have heard me talking all about these Mother + Kid tees and styling these gorgeous faux floral crowns lately, so I thought it was about time I gave you a chance to win some!
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4️⃣ B O N U S tell a friend or five by tagging them below (all in separate comments for additional entries)
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Contest closes on Monday at 5PM PST // Not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram Inc. Photo @juliechristinephotography
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