Going to miss you Whakatāne... always a great place to start off the year ❤️❤️❤️
Side note: Highly recommend getting your hands on one of these denim vests for your little ones from @sudokids... it is so stylish & goes with anything!! I would love one in my size 😋
Kairos loooooves it, wears it 24/7!! #kiwibrandreps#sudonzbrandrep
How cute is this moment of Kairos giving his cuzzy a hongi... a way of seeing each other on a soul level, seeing each other as equal. 🌬🌬🌬
Starting 2018 off in the town I was born in. I love coming back here, enjoying family time, culture & relaxing!!! Yaaaaassss, if you’re a mama you know how rarely we get to enjoy a bit of relaxation.
My home away from home - Whakatāne. 💚💚💚
A little history for anyone interested:
The name "Whakatāne" came from an incident occurring after the arrival of the Mataatua waka. The men had gone ashore & the canoe began to drift. Wairaka, a chieftainess, said “Kia Whakatāne au i ahau” (“I will act like a man”), & went to paddle (which women were not allowed to do), & with the help of the other women saved the canoe! How cool is that?!!!
Culture & history is pretty darn fascinating.
Happy Monday my InstaFam!! Make it a good one 🤙🏽
Off to the mall to get our Christmas shopping done... 🎁
If you're a mama please share with me tips on the best way to get Christmas shopping done with 2 in tow? 🛒🙈 I feel like this is a mission impossible. .
Side note - This top is from @orcaslucille & the material is insanely soft!! 👌🏽
Use the code: OLFRIENDSANDFAMILY for a discount. Tell em Kalani and her Kings sent you 😉😘
I love these tanks because they promote 2 values I want my boys to have in their lives.
1. Kindness is so gangster!
I recently watched Wonder, & I looooved it! I hope my kids grow up to be the kind that embrace all people & teach people how to love. I hope they are the ones to look after the downtrodden. So yes - Being kind is completely gangster! Sprinkle that stuff around everywhere! ✨
2. I hope they grow up to know their worth. That they completely believe in themselves & their abilities. For if you believe in yourself, you will be UNSTOPPABLE! ✊🏽
A massive thank you to @urbanbambino for these amazing tanks!! The quality is top notch.
Believe it or not we actually won $50 store credit & on top of that an anonymous amazingly kindhearted Instamama added to that store credit - if that isn't gangster kind I don't know what is. I was blown away by that. So thank you to the anonymous mama! Your act of kindness has blessed me more than you will ever know... ❤️❤️❤️
A few exciting things to celebrate today...
1. It's the 1st of December which means CHRISTMAS is just around the corner 😱😍🎄
2. After 3 months in the brand repping world we have reached 1k followers, made amazing friends & some who I would even call family 😉😘 you are all amazing and your encouragement and love has blessed this mama & her boys more than words can express ❤️❤️❤️
3. It's FRIYAY!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
If you love these gorgeous threads as much as we do, be sure to check them out at @_cskapparel_ (Tee) & @lilmr_kidsclothing (Pants) 🙌🏽❤️🔥 #lilmrkidsclothing#cskapparel#supportsmallbusiness
"Sweet moves dudes!" Big bro Kairos yells out as they watch the pro's... 🙌🏽 Sun was shining so the boys wanted to go check out the local skatepark. Kairos has been asking me for ages to go, but I've never been to a skateboard park in my life and didn't know what to expect lol. I know - I'm not proud of that but hey at least I can say we did it today, broke out of my comfort zone! Yay me! 😋🤣
However a new obsession was birthed today for my boys today. It was mission impossible getting them home. 🤦🏻♀️ "Let's go again tomorrow and the next day, and the next day mama!" A request from my 3 year old who has the memory of an elephant. He NEVER forgets anything! Lol. So I guess I'm gonna have to go on a hunt for a skateboarding tutor (is that even a thing?) because this mama couldn't skate to save herself. 🙅🏻
If you know of anybody or have any tips/info for me on the best ways to encourage this kinda sport please let me know! #clueless 😂
Side note - how gorgeous is this camo romper from @chunkymonkeyclothing 😍😍😍 handmade by a super skilful mama - make sure you go check out her page! 👌🏽
Do you ever just look at your child in complete awe? I often find myself just staring at my kids thinking how on earth are you mine - you are way too precious to be in my care 😍❤️ so blessed! #messyhairdontcare
Did you know Countdown have given away 5.2 million pieces of fruit to kids in the last two years?🍎🍌🍐🍊🍏
That's definitely cause for celebration!! HAPPY 2 YEARS OF FREE FRUIT COUNTDOWN! 🎉
We love the free fruit basket. Kairos always makes sure it's our first stop when we do our grocery shopping... 🛒
What do you do to keep kids entertained when you're grocery shopping?
My kids love taking their shopping trolley, and choosing a few of their own snacks.
This kid. He always makes me smile whenever he says something. It's crazy how fast they pick up different words. Today he said to me, "Mama you look splendid!" 😊😊😊 That made my day! 😍😘 I hope you have all been told something today that put a big smile on your face and warmed your heart xx
It's a lovely day, just got paid. Stack it up, be on my way. Lovely day, lovely day, lovely dayyyy... 🎶😋
Happy hump day!
Who's excited for the long weekend? 🙋🏻 Hopefully we get some nice weather this weekend, really enjoying our beach trips. #nzbrandrepfeature
My little superhero is turning 1️⃣ this Friday!!! I'm actually in shock. I can't deal with how fast we went from newborn to the toddler stage! 😱
Has anybody discovered a way to slow down time yet?? 😭💙 I need a repeat of the past year 🙏🏽
Who else has a threenager on their hands?
I am all of a sudden dealing with a fashion conscious, shopaholic, "do it my way" little man. Today he picked his own outfit. I asked him if maybe he should wear his old gumboots so he doesn't get his shoes dirty at the playground today. He looked at me like I was crazy for suggesting such a thing and then said to me, "no mummy those are too yucky for me..."
This is the outfit he picked for today (lollipop included 🙄). #swagbrasilkids#epicstylekidz#kiwibrandreps#nzbrandrepfeature
This mama runs on cuddles & super strong coffee!! ☕️
✖️How rare is it though that as mama's we actually get to sit down & enjoy a HOT coffee?? Lol if you're anything like me, having hot coffee is a luxury! When I'm at home I'll make a coffee - this seems to be a trigger for my kids who will then start a war zone. After that I get distracted by the endless list of things to do around the house... Eventually I remember about my (now cold) coffee that is still waiting for me.
Thankfully today was a different day! God knew we needed it 😋
We got out of the house, met up with @dougal_it at a cafe, and enjoyed a nice HOT coffee!! 😱🙌🏽
And what a luxury that was!! ☺️
✖️Note to self, & whoever else needs it: Get out more for coffee dates!!! It does good for your soul 🖤🖤🖤 Thanks to @theblockcafenz for your excellent service today, & for being so gracious with my threenager setting up his train tracks like it was his home 🙊
We appreciate you & your yummy coffees 👌🏽 #cskbrandrep#kiwibrandreps#nzbrandrepfeature#tinystylefeatures