Momma Voyse

Amy, England, 21 years old. Single mum to my beautiful Olivia, born Saturday 31st August 2013 :)

stunningpicture:

Out having a pint with a friend when my wife sent me this.

stunningpicture:

Out having a pint with a friend when my wife sent me this.

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Dear Future Daughter:

1) When you’re at some party, chain smoking on the roof with some strange girl with blue hair and exorbitant large dark eyes, ask her about her day. I promise you, you won’t regret it. Often times you’ll find the strangest of people have the most captivating of stories to tell.

2) Please, never mistake desire for love. Love will engulf your soul, whilst desire will emerge as acid, slowly making it’s way through your veins, gradually burning you from the inside out.

3) No one is going to fucking save you, anything you’ve read or heard otherwise is bullshit.

4) One day a boy is going to come along who’s touch feels like fire and who’s words taste like vanilla, when he leaves you, you will want to die. If you know anything at all, know that it is only temporary.

5) Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently.

—   Abbie Nielsen  (via narobe)

i really love this and wish i had read it a few years ago

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To sons too ;)

(Source: passionandcoffeestains, via raisingrory)

should-be-sleeping:

90% of the baby’s nightly upsets are just to make sure I still exist.

should-be-sleeping:

90% of the baby’s nightly upsets are just to make sure I still exist.

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instagram:

Through a Mother’s Eyes with @paperlemon

For more photos and videos from Jessica, follow @paperlemon on Instagram. To see more content from Mother’s Day across the world, browse the #mothersday hashtag.

For Instagrammer Jessica Girado (@paperlemon), a mom to four young children in Fort Myers, Florida, a habit of taking pictures developed into a passion for capturing the beautiful moments in her children’s lives.

Though the idea of having four children was a totally foreign concept to Jessica and her husband when they married eight years ago, life took them in a different direction and she couldn’t be happier. “Here we are, raising four kids and absolutely love it!” says Jessica. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”

Though not a photographer by trade, Jessica cites her life as a stay-at-home mom as the spark for her ability to find and capture beauty in the everyday. From beachside tea parties to doctor’s appointments, Jessica is at the ready with her iPhone to capture the magic of being a mom. As she puts it, “One can easily complain about the frustrations and failures we have as mothers. It’s real life—but I want to capture the beauty of life, the beauty of being a stay-at-home, the beauty of a simple thing such as light shining through my window. Some of the sweetest comments I’ve received are, ‘I can’t wait to become a mother,’ and I hope people see that although being a mother is the hardest job one will ever have, it’s the best and most beautiful one.”

In addition to creating a beautiful record of her family, Jessica has also connected with a supportive community of moms worldwide through Instagram. As she explains, “For me Instagram has become a place where I can reach out to other moms, relate to them, sympathize with them, a place where I know I’m not alone in the daily struggles of being a stay-at-home mother.”

carterandme:

Carter is 7 months old and I still have phantom kicks… Ugh.

Me too! Olivia is 8 months

Me:

I co-sleep.

Everyone else:

OH MY GOD YOU'RE GOING TO ROLL OVER ONTO YOUR BABY.

Millions of years of human evolution and sleeping patterns in the rest of the world:

No.

should-be-sleeping:

90% of the baby’s nightly upsets are just to make sure I still exist.

should-be-sleeping:

90% of the baby’s nightly upsets are just to make sure I still exist.

(via theyaremineandiamtheirs)

babyyrollthecredits:

She moved on and I feel sorry for you. Because she thought you were the most amazing boy ever.

babyyrollthecredits:

She moved on and I feel sorry for you. Because she thought you were the most amazing boy ever.

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?""When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along.""Sounds like you worked things out with the father?""No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
"When I thought I’d have to raise my son alone. His father and I weren’t getting along."
"Sounds like you worked things out with the father?"
"No. The fear just went away when I learned I could do it on my own."

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