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Beach babies

Spending the day in the sunshine is good for my soul… And theirs.

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Thank you zo (@zoeraina) for snapping these beauties! My babies love you way too much!

Xo!
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Insta// @sarahholstrom

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the sibling bond.

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I only have two kids and that’s really how I feel- only. To me I don’t feel maxed out, passed my birthing years, or like our family is complete. I feel secure in the little reproductive break we are taking but I know this strike will end sooner than later.

However, when I go to the park or the the grocery store strangers are always putting their opinion on me, implying that I got my boy and my girl so I can just hang it up- mission accomplished. It’s weird. When I vocalize that we aren’t done having babies yet they are stunned! They look at me like I’m delusional! Really! And again I think just how weird THEY are!

See, I was never the mama who consider having only one child- and thank goodness since I was pregnant again by the time my first was six months old!!! Oops! But really, I always knew I wanted more and I always knew I wanted to give them siblings. So I mean I guess we could stop. I have a boy and a girl and they have each other. I could look at it like okay I did it cross that obstacle off the list but my heart doesn’t feel that way and one of the biggest determining factors for me is the sibling bond. You just can’t grasp just how sweet it is until you create it and watch it bloom before your eyes. It is easily one of my very favorite things about being a mama, just watching them love on each other so well. Siblings create a crazy dynamic and at times it is a bit overwhelming because I swear they learn how to team up and take you out so quickly! But even on the toughest days, nothing compares to the love.

Having multiple children is a lot of work. It is a stress on your body, your patience, and your wallet. HOWEVER, the reward is ten fold! Giving your child a sibling is one of the very best gifts you will ever ever give them! I mean imagine them stuck with crazy you || ALONE || forever?!?! I mean that’s just not right! Give them some back up! Give them a forever buddy! Give them a partner, a confidant, and truth speaker that will be by their side for life! Help them grow by teaching them to love more, share more, and communicate more from a young age. Their life will be blessed by it and so will yours!!! And while you’re at it don’t just give them one give em a few!

I always say// you’ll never regret the kids you have but you might regret the ones you don’t have!

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Where to snag the looks we love//
High chairs// ikea
Bows // every dot and tiddle
Tank // little boogaweezin
Tee// the seeding project
Pizza Tee// JAMZ
Moccs// freshly picked

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Oh hey Monday!

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Life is busy && time is flying by. My babies are growing up so quickly! Every morning I get them out of their cribs and I swear they’ve grown. It makes every morning a little bittersweet for me. It’s this crazy tension between extreme excitement to discover what I’ve missed while we were apart and sadness that they are bigger, smarter, && more independent than they were before they went to sleep.

I’m into schedules and routines with the kids but switching it up can be fun sometimes. Today we had an extra family day || thanks MLK || so we decided to take full advantage of the time. We packed a yummy picnic lunch, and headed to the fancy duck park to play! Being outside is one of my favorite things, getting my finger bit by a duck I was trying to feed is not. It was a great day though. Phinn did a bunch of scooter tricks, Lou was mad at me for holding her hand and keeping her from running into to pond, && everyone loved the baby turtles we spotted!

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Change it up sometimes, get out of the house, and make memories with the people you love!

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