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Chandra Fredrick  lifestyle with an honest look at motherhood family โ€ข home โ€ข adventure โ€ข style โ€ข I live with a lot of boys. chandra@ohlovelyday.com

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We just finished reading the first Harry Potter with Charlie โšก๏ธ + Calvin knows every word of The Pigeon Needs a Bath (that is a matter of opinion ๐Ÿฆ) because we read it every. single. night. And since Dragons Love Tacos is also a top favorite, we're really excited about Dragons Love Tacos โœŒ๐Ÿป! We even had a "taco party" for dinner tonight. ๐Ÿ‰โค๏ธ๐ŸŒฎ ๐Ÿ“š What are your kids reading right now? ๐Ÿ“š
#OLDkidsbookclub #theadventuresofcharlieandcalvin #readingwiththefredrickboys #thefredrickboys
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#bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #goodreads #amreading #bookrecommendation #vscobooks #booklover #booknerd #booklove #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #bookworm #raisingreaders #readaloud #readaloudrevival #kidsbookswelove #readeveryday #vscoreads #bookgram #readtome #picturebooks #kidlit #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #littlebookworm #readbrightly

I've been getting a lot of good Facebook memory notifications lately, and this one couldn't have come at a more perfect time because I've really been wanting to wifey brag on my husband a lil bit. Besides being superdad -- this photo is from when he voluntarily traveled with these two alone on an airplane for 5 hours -- his debut novel is being published by @audible as an #audibleoriginal, and is available for pre-order now with an official release on 5/30. I'm so impressed by his talent, determination, and discipline and love the example he sets for our boys to follow your creative passion and dreams. Also he has recently joined the world of social media (he was the last hold out on the planet I think) and has officially posted his first Instagram. So let's give him a warm round of applause. And since we all know how much men love a good parade for even the littlest accomplishments, I'd say he's earned a bit of fanfare ๐Ÿ˜‰. So here's your warm welcome @jonathanfredrickofficial ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽบ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Now go sell a lot of books cuz your publicist could use something pretty ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ˜˜ If you love audiobooks, crime fiction, or a gritty detective thriller, then check out Cash City. I put the link in my profile!
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#cashcitynovel #proudwifey #crimefiction #debutnovel #author #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #goodreads #amreading #bookrecommendation #vscobooks #booklover #booknerd #booklove #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #bookworm #thriller #noir #detectivenovel #vscoreads #bookgram #jonathanfredrick

Is there anything cuter than Quincy in a helmet? His not so little booty on a scooty is pretty damn close. #demthighstho
#tossup #quincyrhys #microkb #microscooter

These are (just a few of) my confessions:

1. I don't know how to just be still. I always feel compelled to be doing something that needs to be done, (made, cleaned, fixed) that I don't know how to just sit and rest, relax, or enjoy anymore. I'm an extreme over-multitasker to my detriment.
2. Sometimes I set high expectations -- for myself, for events, for the weekend -- and then am often disappointed or frustrated when things don't go as I pictured.
3. I fall into the comparison trap sometimes. My weakness is comparing myself to fellow mothers who look amazing postpartum or who make better or faster progress than me. I get really hard on myself that I can't look like they do.

4. I have caught myself getting frustrated at my kids because they won't cooperate with a photo that I want to take to post on Instagram. I'm really ashamed about this one. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

5. I am a pretty good momma most of the time but fall short in most of my other relationships. I could definitely be a better wife, daughter, sister, and friend.
6. I am terrible at responding to text messages, I always forget to respond to DMs (especially on Facebook), and I almost never talk on the phone. I don't know how mothers of small children manage a 5 minute phone call! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ (like, HOW!?) I'm really excited to be a group discussion leader at the @bebonafide #letsgetrealevent on June 15th in LA. @bebonafide's mission is to encourage genuine and honest living in order to make social media a more realistic representation of our lives. They encourage us to let go, share our story, see others in a more relatable light and inspire each other to be self-loving and accepting.

Come celebrate what it means to be real in a media-saturated world. Yoga/mindfulness, speakers, dinner, group discussions, dessert, mini-concert by @callhercrystal, and bags full of swag valued at over $285! Leave with a new understanding of vulnerability and authenticity, and a community to lean on.

Head to @bebonafide to get your tickets! Get $30 off your ticket with code "chandra30" at check out. This code will only last for 48 hours. Hope to see you there!

#bebonafide #letsgetrealevent #battlefieldmotherhood #charlietakespictures

Not gonna lie, I could use a few of these right about now. But since @milkjarcookies is closed on Mondays I'll have to sneak one of the cookie ice cream sandwiches Charlie convinced me to buy at Trader Joe's today. Or maybe the Powerberries I also bought. It's been a major chocolate craving kind of day ๐Ÿ˜ฌ And how do you shop at Trader Joe's in that condition without walking out with at least a few guilty pleasures? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ What's your TJ's weakness? There are so many to choose from ๐Ÿ™ˆ โ€ข
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#flashesofdelight #rslove #dslooking #dscolor #abmhappylife #dscollections #thatsdarling #abmlifeissweet #liveauthentic #myunicornlife #postitfortheaestetic #pursuepretty #livecolorfully #thepetitejoys #dlfsweetdreams #darlingweekend #instagood #livefolk #artifactuprising #livethelittlethings #habitandhome #oldsfaveplacesinla

When the goin gets tough, the tough goes to @shakeshack. I need a weekend to recover from the weekend ๐Ÿ˜ฉ (Side note, this is totally the same tee Charlie was wearing in the last photo I posted from two years ago ๐Ÿ˜‚)
#mommacharliedateday

Sometimes I super love the Facebook memories feature. Because today it showed me this photo, from two years ago today. It was our first photo as a family of five -- we just didn't know yet that there was a poppyseed size Quincy in there โ˜บ๏ธ #biggestsurpriseever #morelikeshock ๐Ÿ˜ณ#fredrickpartyoffive

Boys of summer โ˜€๏ธ And if the last two days since they got these @microkickboard ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿ›ด are any indication, they are going to be spending most of the summer on them. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #chandrasfavoritesguide #theadventuresofcharlieandcalvin #microkb #microscooter

A little truth and booze in honor of TGIF. Cause the weekends are just the same as the weekdays except the kids are home from school and the level of cray is turned up to 10 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ#beerme #battlefieldmotherhood โ€ข
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#instagood #momtogs #ohheymama #flashesofdelight #motherhoodslens #ig_MotherHood #documentlife #motherhoodsimplified #thepursuitofjoyproject #livethelittlethings #UniteinMotherHood #bestofmom #momswithcameras #dailyparenting #mom_hub #parentingquotes #momblogger #OLDdeepthoughts

This is a really real (like shit just got REAL) photo of what traveling as a family of 5 looks like. Not pictured: the anxiety struggle happening inside my whole body and two more giant suitcases just out of frame ๐Ÿ˜ณ This month's #realmomseries is chatting about all things family vacation (or if you're like me we'll say "vacation" ๐Ÿ˜). I'm sharing some tips, tricks, and experience having traveled with one kid, then two, and now three. I'm not gonna sugar coat it, it's a real ๐Ÿ’ฉshow. But the adventure and memories are almost always worth it. Be sure to check out the other mommas' posts as well! @jenpinkston @erinloechner @adailysomething @freshexchange @natalieborton -- lots of great info and travel inspiration ๐Ÿ’–
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#battlefieldmotherhood #instagood #momtogs #pixel_kids #motherhoodslens #ig_MotherHood #documentlife #motherhoodsimplified #letthembelittle#thepursuitofjoyproject #littleandbrave #livethelittlethings #UniteinMotherHood #dailyparenting #mom_hub #candidchildhood #letthekids #childhoodunplugged #MagicOfChildhood#ohheymama #motherhoodthroughinstagram #cu_motherhood #mymotherhood #familytravel #travelwithkids #travelblogger

When it comes to jewelry, I'm definitely a minimalist. I always wear my same classic favorites. But every once in a while I like to add a statement piece or wear something fun. I'm currently loving this Clean Energy bracelet set from @7charmingsisters. I love the natural influences of wood and glass and the muted jewel tones color palette. It layers well together or paired with my other favorites. And it is super affordable, which is key since I have three boys who shall not be named that tend to break all of my things ๐Ÿ˜‘ I have a feeling it's going to be in heavy rotation this summer!

What is your jewelry style? Big and bold, classic, minimal? Do you have a favorite statement piece?

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