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Chandra Fredrick  lifestyle with an honest look at motherhood family β€’ home β€’ adventure β€’ style β€’ Los Angeles I live with a lot of boys. creator of ohlovelyday.com


Gosh, this baby. Literally my sunshine on a cloudy day. Especially days with 6 year old mood swings and toddler tantrums. Everybody needs a Quincy β˜€οΈπŸ’›

Charlie is really into Earth Day and he made rules that we should follow today and every day:

1. No littering.
2. If you see trash on the ground, pick it up and throw it away.
3. No polluting the air and water.
4. Reuse what you can. Like when you have a napkin and it isn't messy you don't throw it away.
5. Don't use two bags for the same food. (Not really sure what this one means but I'm going with it). 6. Be kind and give love to the Earth and each other and you will get it back in return.
7. Turn off water when you are brushing your teeth or washing hands but don't need the water on the whole time.
My kids and your kids are the reason we need to take care of this planet. Don't be selfish and just take from the Earth while you're here. Leave some for the future too. πŸŒŽπŸŒπŸŒπŸŒ³πŸŒŠπŸ’§πŸŸπŸ³πŸ’™πŸ’š
#webelieveinscience #happyearthday #fredricksinlaguna #fredrickpartyoffive

Is it a coincidence that the sweetest babe sometimes makes me the crabbiest momma? I feel like I should have "I'm sorry for what I said when I was sleep deprived" permanently tattooed on my forehead or something. Or I need to have yellow caution signs all around me. Crabby bitch walking! Stay away!! I'm tired guys. 😬

But, I am hosting a Mother's Day goodies giveaway, including one of these @mywildbird slings! So I'm nice sometimes, right? RIGHT?? 😡 head to ohlovelyday.com to enter! #treatyoselfgiveaway #battlefieldmotherhood #fredricksinlaguna #mommaandquincyselfies

Today on the blog: I'm sharing how I went from an eye rolling skeptic to an avid user and lover of essential oils. I'm not a crunchy mom, I'm an open-minded mom πŸ˜‰ (I say that not to knock crunchy moms but so you won't write me off as one if you aren't and think you can't relate. If I can try and find EOs useful, so can you.) I think a mom can always use more tools in her arsenal and I also think you can use essential oils as a first defense but still be ok with taking an ibuprofen or antibiotic or drinking a Coke or eating a cheeto when necessary. I use EOs for a lot of things so today is just part 1 of a few posts but focuses on how I use them in our home to help with health and wellness, especially immunity, illness, and moods. I also talk about my oils of preference and why I chose them. Plus I source all of the goodies in this photo at the bottom of the post.

Also, don't forget about my #treatyoselfgiveaway (see a few posts back for all of the prizes up for grabs, including essential oils!) and go ahead and enter while you're over on my site (link in profile). Do you use essential oils in your home? What is your favorite oil or use?

#essentialoils #momtips #familyhealth #naturalliving #ohlovelyday

Our first "when you have 10 minutes" series is almost ready to go up on the blog. If you want to get your body moving but don't have a friend who is a Pilates guru like me, or the ability to get out of the house for a workout, or an hour in your day to fit in a workout at home, or equipment at home to use, or a million other reasons why it is so hard to find time to focus on ourselves -- start thinking about times of the day when you have 10 minutes here or there. Because @balancedmethodpilates assures me that if you do them correctly, you can get as much benefit from a 10 minute workout sesh than a 30-40 min one. I'm going to her once a week for a reformer workout (and to catch up on life and get some girlfriend time) but I'm also going to start finding time 2x a day to do these workouts at home. If you would like to join or need accountability, sign up for my newsletter for a weekly progress report and alerts when new workouts are posted, as well as an invite to my #battlefieldmotherhood FB support group. We can do this and we deserve to do it for ourselves πŸ’ͺ🏼 That's why I'm posting this -- postpartum tummy jiggle and all πŸ˜³πŸ™ˆ #breakingupwiththebabyweight #whenyouhave10minutesseries

You: a walking, talking smile. Eating more than your brothers combined lately. Also throwing a lot of food in the floor. πŸ™„ Getting more independent -- wanting to get down and tussle with your brothers instead of being up in my arms. But coming back to me to check in. Always instigating yelling matches with Calvin πŸ˜‘πŸ™‰. Still lighting up every time you see me like you haven't seen me all day when it's usually only been a couple minutes. ❀️ Almost 15 months, 26 lbs, and 32.5 inches tall. Still my baby but looking more like a toddler.

Me: conflicted about your nursing less -- enjoying a longer leash and the freedom it brings while dreading the day it's over completely. Growing my hair out for the summer. Dreading swimsuit season πŸ™…πŸΌ. Feeling like I have a handle on things at the moment (I bet I just jinxed myself πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ). Frustrated by my inability to drop the baby weight this third time (stupid thyroid and 100 other excuses), looking forward to Mother's Day weekend with my mom. Mostly feeling good and happy at the moment.
Thanks @gparrish for the project you and me inspiration.
#mommaandquincyselfies #quincyrhys #fredrickprojectyouandme #projectyouandme

Family Vacation: (noun) that thing you do to relax but that sends you home more exhausted than ever and throws off your kids' sleep for weeks to come. // Related: torture, irony, insanity. #duh #traveltax

Trying to remember why we voluntarily effed up all three kids' sleep. Oh yeah, it was really pretty. Also, we're dumb. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Calling all mommas, mommas mommas, mommas mommas mommas, and anyone who wants to enter for a momma: my Mother's Day gift guide is live on the blog and it's a good one. It's basically a list of things I love or would love to have myself but always feel guilty treating myself too #momguilt. Because when you have a blog a gift guide is really just a strong hint, amirite? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ To enter, be sure to follow al of the brands tagged and head over to the full post on my blog to complete your entry! Link in my profile.

Ok mommas, here's where you tag your husbands, partners, or kids to send them a strong hint πŸ‘πŸ» #treatyoselfgiveaway

This one woke up from a nap and he grew up in those two hours. He looks different, and I swear he is taller! Does that ever happen to you? Suddenly he's walking everywhere, opening cabinets and helping himself to snacks, and answering "yaaaaaa" to things like "do you want milk?" and "do I need to change your diaper?" So the question is, do I ground him or what?
#battlefieldmotherhood #quincyrhys

When they're done with him, Quincy is gonna be the toughest dude and he's gonna get revenge 🀣 #stillsmiling
#babybro #charlieandquincy #brudders

Happy Easter, happy spring, happy Passover, happy everything! πŸ°πŸ’–πŸŒΌπŸ£πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
#happybaby #thefredrickboys #happyeaster

(Not so) patiently waiting for one more brother to wake up. Which is hard when two were up at 6 am and the other is sleeping till 8:00 😬🐰 #happyeaster

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