The whole family is awake at 3 am. Probably our own fault since we didn’t follow our own ‘never go to bed before 9 pm’ jet lag fighting rule. Lucky our diner is open 24/7 and even does delivery! Say cheese! #benyfamily#traveltonewyork#newyorkwithkids
Meet Elliot! When we say our book ‘BE NY Family, For kids of all ages’ is for all ages, we mean it... Baby’s are welcome everywhere in New York. For example Elliot enjoys the stroller tours at the Whitney Museum and busy coffee shops. 💛 #benyfamily#nycwithkids#tourguide
As I sit and wait for my training to start on day #2 at LDW I am reflecting on my WHY. My WHY for anything I do is 3 these boys right here! They are my world and I want to be able to give them the world and more. I want to be able to be a more present parent for my children. When ever I've had the thought to give up, I look at my boys and know giving up is not an option. I need to show them that even when you don't succeeded at first NEVER give up, keep trying, keep going, and you will succeed at anything you put your mind to. I want to be the role model for my kids to have a successful life and future. I want them to know it's okay to not succeeded the first time but that doesn't make your a failure it makes your human. Mistakes are okay, they help you learn. Hug your kids, tell them you love them, give them the world your can give them, not what someone else says you should give them. ❤❤❤❤ #mywhy#momofboys#3boys#myworld#nevergiveup#bepresent#rolemodel#keeptrying#hugyourkids#givethemtheworld#makethemyourworld
17312:57 PM Oct 7, 2018
Wat een fantastische avond waarop we ons boek mochten voorstellen in het Havenhuis in Antwerpen. Ik kan niet wachten tot de eerste Belgen met het boek tot in New York reizen! 💛 ‘BE NY Family, For kids of all ages’ will be available in the US mid November! 📕🗽🇺🇸 #benyfamily#newyorkwithkids#nyctourguide
Anyone for a cup of tea ?
While on this trip in Sri Lanka we have been enjoying the nicest cups of tea. Yesterday we visited two different black tea factories and watched the process of it being made from leaf to tea. They talked about the tea ladies in the field picking 20KG of tea leafs each, all for just $4 a day. We were then shown where it’s placed to dry out, once dried it’s rolled and sorted into grades and laid out for the oxidation process. Once it turns from green to black it’s then placed into another drying machine and then bagged up in the bags you see in the picture to be sent off to auction for the big tea companies to buy. I think now I’ll appreciate my cup of tea a little more after this experience.
1643110:31 AM Oct 6, 2018
Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer notre nouveau partenariat avec le RSEQ Montérégie! ⚾️🏀🏈🏉⚽️🏒🏸🏓🎱🎾⛳️🥊⛸🎽🥋We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the RSEQ Montérégie!
45211:26 PM Oct 4, 2018
BE NY Family, ons derde boek is officieel verschenen in België! Vanaf dit weekend overal verkrijgbaar! 💛 The book ‘BE NY Family, for kids of all ages’ will be available in the US mid November! 💛🗽🇺🇸 #benyfamily#nycwithkids#travelguide
See all those smiles?!? Here’s the scoop:
Every month, #scholasticbookclubs offers a $1 book selection. Someone came up with the brilliant thought that, if you think about it, this means that $9 could buy a WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR of books for ONE STUDENT! Thanks to my amazing friends and family, our ENTIRE THIRD GRADE will be getting a brand new book every month! I wish you could have seen their faces when I told them yesterday- brought me to tears!
2436:09 PM Sep 22, 2018
Marie enjoying her babyccino... 💛 Check out the babyccino and other ‘coffee hacks for children’ on the BE NY blog. 💛👧🏼🗽 #babychino#benyfamily#iloveny
So as you know, I’ve recently made a decisions to become an online health and fitness coach.
WHY am I doing this.
It has a lot to do with this little man right here. .
Before Silas, and even while he was in my belly I was very active. Fitness was a large part of my day to day. It helped me manage stress, feel better and even built and strengthen relationships.
Right now I’m on mat leave, I’m busy in a whole different way. I’ve done my best to keep up with exercise as much as possible but lately (other than my physio) it’s been lacking. As he gets busier, I get more tired.
I need something to hold me accountable. I need to carve out that piece of my day for me, for my sanity and my health.
Mat leave can also be extremely isolating, you’re at home but everyone else is at work. 75% of the week it’s just me and Silas, and although he fills my day with all sorts of antics, he is kind of lacking in the conversational department.
But now I’ve got a whole new community, of supportive and motivated babes all working together to reach goals!
Another reason is I go back to work in February. While I’m truly looking forward to going back to my roll with my team, a decent chunk of my income will now go to daycare. Coaching can provide me with that extra boost to fill in and cover those costs! (Which are crazy.)
If you’re out there feeling stuck at where you’re at on your fitness journey or if looking to pad your pockets, come join me!
It’s not going to be easy, but we can do it together! .
It’s not everyday you get a front row seat to watching hundreds of turtle mamas come ashore to lay their eggs. It only happens four times a year, and we were blessed enough to experience it. #ostionalarribada#natgeo#reallifereallearning
My life didnt truly begin until these two came along and showed me there was something worth living for. They make me want to get up every day and chase my dreams because that is exactly the life I want them to lead. Free of fear and full of experience, love, laughter and endless memories 💜💜💜 if you arent telling your children to chase their dreams and making them believe the sky is the limit, then shame on you 🖕🤷♀️🤷♀️
Being a full time parent or carer can be exhausting at the best of times, you don’t have to be perfect and on top of everything, it’s ok to not make the bed, or not do the washing up. It’s ok to not be arsed to hoover or to do the housework. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and look at what is important, things like playing with your child or reading them a book, ignoring that phone cal so you can listen to your child’s story for 100000000 time 😂 they will only be so little for so long 🙏🏻 make the most of it because one day they won’t want to play with you and that’s the day you’ll realise that the little things were the important things ♥️💋🌈🙏🏻✨🙌🏻 #findthetime#theyrenotlittleforlong#givethemtheworld#showthemloveeveryday
406:22 AM Aug 16, 2018
They saw a dumpster and wanted to know what was in it. Always so curious...and I hope they stay that way. .
I hope that curiosity drives them to learn and travel and try new things.
And it is my job to help them. .
That is why I started coaching. To show them the world. To let them try knew things like soccer, baseball, tumbling, instruments (and pay for it all without worry). To feed their interests and see where they end up.
3241:03 PM Aug 14, 2018
So many people make being a parent a race to see who’s kid does what first from walking, talking to potty training we out so much pressure on them to grow up and be a big girl or boy. We don’t ever stop to think about the impact of our behaviour on them. Yes it’s amazing to see the walk for the first time or hear them say mumma or dada, but in today’s society our kids will spend 90% of their time at school and then at work. Cherish the time that they are little and just enjoy them as tiny humans, don’t try and make them be a teenager when they’re just a toddler, they need to learn & grow at their own pace and they will blossom into amazing people as and when they’re ready 👼🏼✨🙌🏻🌈 #letthembelittle#letthemgrow#lovethemsomuch#givethemtheworld#showthemyoulovethem
#backtohomeschool2018 Day 8: Map 🗺 Globe 🌎 We have these two maps in our hallway. We subscribed to @littlepassports - we finished the series around the world and are about half way through the US states. It’s such a fun and easy way for us to incorporate geography into our school day.
Someone asked me....what inspires you? Simple. These two. This little family of 3 endured a lot 3 years ago and these ladies have shown strength, grace and love every day since then. Our past has made them pretty tough little girls with really big hearts! They deserve the moon and I'll do anything and everything I can to lasso it for them!
4622:34 PM Aug 3, 2018
These two 💙💙. This is why I do what I do day in and day out.
Each day is a new challenge, and each day I am prepared for a new adventure. I work hard to give these two everything. 💙💙
Every day I show up, get my mom act together, and try to be the best I can for them. 💙💙
I will grow them into men, I will show them the world, I will teach them everything I can. 💙💙
Taking it back old school 👨🏫 Stan, Bax, Lans and Dyl all went to the same school together. The realisation of the hardship these kids face really hit home here. Black boards, dusty tables and bare stationary.... Far away from the 3D printers and projectors in modern schools these days... 💚🇬🇲