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If you need me, I'll be covered in sick frantically doing laundry. Poor Eula has her first stomach bug, and dad's out of town. While I'm going to be completely out of commission today, the Instagram Secret Weapons Guide (my top ten tools for winning at insta!) that I created for you guys is still ready & waiting for you to grab it via the link in my profile! It's completely free, so if you want to know what tools I use, get it now!
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Back to the big thing in my life today: my sick baby. I feel so bad for her. She's totally fine, but she gets sick about once an hour. And then is fine like nothing happened, laughing and toddling around. I'm breastfeeding and giving her water to keep her hydrated, so no worries. But this mamma is gonna be MIA until this clears up or reinforcements arrive.
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This serves as a reminder that all of life can wait when the big things happen. And that most of life is little things. I have a very strong sense of urgency about my work, and being benched for a few days is the type of thing that could have previously sent me into a bit of a panic. Cause let me tell you, when you're alone with a sick toddler, nothing gets done. I'll be lucky to eat, much less make it to the gym this afternoon or tackle much of my inbox maelstrom. And it's ok. Because nothing is that important. What's important is the bean is down for the count and needs me. So if you're one of the hundreds of people I don't respond to today—at least now you know why! Now I'm gonna go heat up some leftovers and shove them in my face between folding laundry before she wakes up! Ps. Please send tortillas. Leftovers are so much better in tortillas! #EulalieWilla #babyaulait




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Eulalie, post nap & all sunshine.
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It's Saturday, and @matthewlud is sequestered studying for his cicerone certification—that means its just mama & babe chillin this weekend. Which equals jammies alllllll day, dry shampoo mom bun, and lots of easy rice bowls and smoothie situations to nourish us in our great weekend pursuits. Like Eula trying to plug my phone charger into my ear, making faces at each other, reading @the_wild_unknown's "Hello Sacred Life" on repeat (Eula is obsessed with the water illustration), and mama's vain attempts to work on the couch in between. Oi.
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And just a note because I think it's so freaking awesome: this photo was taken with my iPhone and edited using Lightroom mobile. I usually use Lightroom Desktop, but mobile is blowing me away. See the before photo on stories! I edit & create *everything* on @adobecreativecloud products, and this is NOT sponsored. Ever since I started I've used Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, and now even dabbling in InDesign. Can't recommend them enough. I noticed they still are offering 20% off on Creative Cloud (what I use) until midnight. You can grab it via the link in profile if you're interested! My presets are designed for Lightroom Desktop so it's a must have if you want to use them! #eulaliewilla #babyaulait




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First of all NO-I'm not pregnant again! This was a photo from around 36 weeks pregnant with Eula in Stockholm. And after my last post I've been thinking a lot about my dreams & goals for 2018, the ones I don't let my self dare dream. They revolve around my new, post baby body and my health.
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You see, it's easy to dream big when it comes to my business or the places we'll see and go. But I have ALWAYS struggled with my body—it feels like this hopeless, insurmountable situation I can never change. Especially now that I've had a baby. This is something I have NEVER talked about on here before, but I think it's time.
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I have never been healthy, not truly healthy. Maybe for like a few months five years ago but that quickly snowballed into weak and obsessed. I've been skinny, I've been over weight, I've been somewhere in between. I've been pregnant. I've been post-partum. I've seen A LOT of different bodies on me. But the one I have never seen is a truly fit, healthy one. When I was skinny as hell it was because I didn't eat despite cooking all the time (so common), and now, I'm blessedly free of that affliction (I actually thank pregnancy for freeing me once and for all of that neurotic stuff). But I don't work out. My yoga practice is dead in the water. And I eat well relative to the standard American diet, but I still give into stress eating and make choices I regret. I have what I would guess is like negative amounts of muscle mass. No bueno. .
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If I'm going to dare you all to dream big, I ought to do that myself. 2018 is going to be the year I get fit. Not skinny. I always just wanted to be skinny, and when I was I hated my body as much as ever. Yet I felt beautiful when I was pregnant. The mind is funny. So that's my BIG dream for 2018: get FIT. I'm so excited to see where I am in 12 months!
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Have any of you had similar experiences? Any success stories out there to motivate me or anyone trying to do the same so we can do it together? #babyaulait #livemoremagic .
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Tomorrow #EulalieWilla & I go on our 1st solo trip, just the two of us. We're Marrakech bound, and we'll be calling @riad_up home for the week. @owl_emma & I are scheming up some galavanting and street food is definitely on the menu.
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This being the first time I've traveled alone with the baby, I'm definitely thinking extra carefully about what to bring and what our plan is. I don't expect it to be difficult. Eula has traveled more in her first year than I did in my first 20 years, so she's pretty used to the drill. I travel with very little baby gear (way more photography gear! 😹), so carrying it all shouldn't be a problem. I'll have one @away carry-on, an @onabags backpack for my work gear, a purse/diaper bag (consolidation is key!), the @babyzenstrollers yoyo, and an @ergobaby carrier. And that's it. Well...that and a baby! #babyaulait #havebabywilltravel




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Those faces! 😹 Rose Marie really does love being a big sissy like nothing else. I'm so proud of her. She had to give up a lot to make room for this tiny human in our lives. I have such a special kind of fierce love for my first born.

This girl, currently passed out on the couch with her face planted in the first Harry Potter book, started 5th grade today. 😭😭 I could tell she had a good day by the amount that she had to say upon getting home this afternoon...she was talking NON STOP! I only shed a few tears this morning over breakfast. I love her so much and I'm so proud of the young lady that she is.

Rosie is off to school and husband is off to work so it's just this little babe and me for the day. I pretty much just sit and look at her all day because she's so dang cute.

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Little Margi's first trip to the raspberry farm. This time next year she'll be picking the sweet gems by the handful.

Since we have this little man, our mornings look pretty much like this. My little smiley boy.
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She's learning how to self-soothe and I'm thinking about how that's a habit we never really let go of, even into old age.

Eula's first birthday. A real moment from real life. Almost a year ago to the minute she entered this world.
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I want to do a one year photo shoot with her & a proper cake + a party dress and some ridiculous bow on her head, but @matthewlud & I didn't want to turn her birthday into a photo shoot. So instead of toys and presents we bought her trash. Basically. She loves to destroy tissue boxes and paper towel rolls so we got her a bunch of that and let her go to town. That and we blew up a ton of balloons. You should have seen her face when she toddled into that room of colorful balloons—pure unadulterated joy. Lit up. Her pink smash cake (which she ate half naked on the floor) is a vanilla bean & coconut white cake with orange blossom & raspberry pink frosting. Couldn't help but make real cake for my one and only Eulalie. Planning a more, ah, refined version for photographs at a later date. This was the best day. I can't wait to make every birthday of hers magic. Because we all need to live more magic. More on stories! .
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Follow the link for a terribly beautiful homebirth story. Thanks for sharing @local_milk 💛happy birthday, Eula!#Repost @local_milk (@get_repost)
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A year ago today I went into labor. I'd spent the 9 months before traveling the world & working like crazy with my baby daddy @matthewlud and being incredibly sick without really processing that as a reality. At first labor was interesting and exciting. We went for groceries, went on a walk. Find the full birth story linked in my profile if you're interested! .
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And then, come the middle of the night, it was excruciating. By early the next morning I felt like I was in an episode of Game of Thrones featuring Ramsey. Torture. I had her at home, no meds. It was awful. It was worth it. If I had another I'd do it the same. But she's all I want. And then, after a lot of high pitched screaming, I had a baby girl we call Eulalie. I was jiggly & tearful & confused for about a month. I had a floppy, sleepy baby. My hormones were a mess, my body a wreck. And somehow it all snapped back. And now I have a big, giggly baby. It's totally weird. I love her so much. Motherhood isn't easy to me. But it's undeniable. She's my puppy, and I can't wait to see how she turns out and to celebrate her first birthday tomorrow! Let the cake baking commence! 📷 @ericcharlespeterson .
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A year ago today I went into labor. I'd spent the 9 months before traveling the world & working like crazy with my baby daddy @matthewlud and being incredibly sick without really processing that as a reality. At first labor was interesting and exciting. We went for groceries, went on a walk. Find the full birth story linked in my profile if you're interested! .
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And then, come the middle of the night, it was excruciating. By early the next morning I felt like I was in an episode of Game of Thrones featuring Ramsey. Torture. I had her at home, no meds. It was awful. It was worth it. If I had another I'd do it the same. But she's all I want. And then, after a lot of high pitched screaming, I had a baby girl we call Eulalie. I was jiggly & tearful & confused for about a month. I had a floppy, sleepy baby. My hormones were a mess, my body a wreck. And somehow it all snapped back. And now I have a big, giggly baby. It's totally weird. I love her so much. Motherhood isn't easy to me. But it's undeniable. She's my puppy, and I can't wait to see how she turns out and to celebrate her first birthday tomorrow! Let the cake baking commence! 📷 @ericcharlespeterson .
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This is one of our everyday precious moments. Holidays at Granny's.
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Jedna z tych cennych codziennych chwil. Mój cudny, #dobrzeurodzony chłopczyk.
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When I venture outside of the city, as we've done every weekend for the last 3 or 4 weeks, I've noticed a certain refreshment in my head and heart upon returning home. This weekend we took a trip to visit the farm where our CSA veggies come from and it was magical. This week I'll be plotting a plan to move my family onto a farm. Farm land - I guess I'll just add it to the ever growing list of places that I feel incredibly connected to.

Going straight for this ashtray? Me? Never! Eulalie exploring the terrace at @riad_up and going, by the looks of it, straight for the filthiest thing she can find. Which is always her default when there isn't something expensive laying around to baby-hulk smash. I imagine she has a binary thought process that goes something like this: "is it expensive or necessary? Yes. Destroy with glee! Is it expensive or necessary? No. Well, is it dirty? Yes! Put it in mouth! Neither dirty nor expensive nor necessary? Betch, please. Ain't nobody got time for that." And don't for a second imagine she chills in that hat. This is about two seconds before she threw it off her head. Getting shots of her in hats that I can't tie to her head or baby sunglasses require a baby wrangler "off set" to continually put them back on her. She's a diva, what can I say. #slowmotherhood #eulaliewilla #babyaulait #realmotherhood

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