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Mama Said Monday, Simply Lulu Style, Old Navy, Gap, CWonder, Stella Dot, Jack Rogers, Coach, Purposeful Parenting, teaching kids

Mama Said Monday, Simply Lulu Style, Old Navy, Gap, CWonder, Stella Dot, Jack Rogers, Coach, Purposeful Parenting, teaching kids

Mama Said Monday, Simply Lulu Style, Old Navy, Gap, CWonder, Stella Dot, Jack Rogers, Coach, Purposeful Parenting, teaching kids

Mama Said Monday, Simply Lulu Style, Old Navy, Gap, CWonder, Stella Dot, Jack Rogers, Coach, Purposeful Parenting, teaching kids
sweater, Old Navy (old similar here)  |  shirt, Gap (may find in stores)  |  jeans, Old Navy  |  booties, Jack Rogers  |  bag, Coach (similar)  |  necklace, CWonder (sold out, find similar in stores)  |  bracelets, Stella & Dot (here & here)  |  watch Michael Kors

snaps  |  LosPhoto

My mom and sis came out to visit this past weekend.  We did what we always do together, shop!  It was so great to have them, just not enough time.  Here's a little collage of my new purchases, I can't wait to show them in new outfits!  Continue reading for Mama Said Monday!



Mama Said Monday - Purposeful Parenting

Life is busy.  Much of my day feels like running here, running there and everywhere in between.  Often when we're out (especially when the nuggets were babies), running errands, people would say, "how adorable, are they twins?"  And as much as I love to hear, like every mother, that my kids are cute; I love to hear even more, "your kids are so well behaved" or "your kids are very polite" or "your kids get along so well".  That is satisfying!

Being a mom was one of the things I wanted most in life.  You can read here about my struggle to become a mom.  I had plenty of time to think about the kind of mom I wanted to be.  For me it comes down to 2 things, love and discipline, together, and in that order.  I have since thought more about what I want to teach my kids and actually wrote it down.  That's why I'm calling today's Mama Said Monday "Purposeful Parenting".  

When life gets busy, parenting is not the first thing on my mind.  But making my list was/is being a purposeful parent.  I look at it and think about it often.  I constantly pray that the Lord would guide me in being the mom that Jack needs and the mom that Ella needs.  They need a different love style, discipline technique and understanding.  Not just because Jack is a boy and Ella is a girl, but because each of them is incredibly special and unique.

Here's my list.  What's on yours?
  • Christ loving
  • People loving
  • Respect for others and things
  • Humbly self confident 
  • Independent
  • Team player - learning how to lose with grace
  • Positive & having a good attitude
  • Willing and persistent in trying new things
Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with Mode Monday via MomTrends & #Yolo Mondays via still being Molly!




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  1. great outfit! Love your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

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  2. well im not a parent yet..but when I do become one I will absolutely have the same as u! especially #1!! love this look lady! the florals and booties r fab :)

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Lovely outfit! Love the booties!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  4. Great haul--so many of my favorite spots. Sadly, my mom is not a shopper. Wish we shared that passion.

    Now as for the parenting. I want my girls to never loose touch with joy, to be love themselves, value themselves, to be respectful, to be insightful, to be motivated and to embrace change.

    Have a great week.

    Nicole

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  5. Love your posts:) I am not a mother yet but reading this makes me realise how much unique and blesses the experience of being a mother is!
    I love your style by the way - the pictures are lovely!
    have a great week hun
    Best, Zia
    http://tisallaboutthefashion.blogspot.in/

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  6. I love your sweetie look, and golden acesories are perfect and cool!! I agree with your speech about being a mom. Like you, I have a daughter and a son (15 & 11 years old, quite complicated ages), and love and discipline are absolutely necessary, besides long conversations, because they´re becoming little adults, but they´re chidren yet...

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    1. Good luck on the adolescent years - not looking forward to them!

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  7. I love the soft colours you are wearing. I am only following you for a short time now but can't imagine you wearing black!
    I read your story about getting pregnant. It must have been a hard time for you. So happy it all went out well. Luckily I never had any problems of that kind and my little boy and girl are now 20 and 18 :-) Our amazing bond is based on love and trust.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  8. You look so gorgeous! I love your top, the colors are so pretty. Love the cardigan too, the ruffles are so cute. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Mom and sister time is the best! Can't wait to see all your new goodies! :)

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  10. Love the colors of that top on you!! Just beautiful as ususal! I'm dying to see whats inside of those shopping bags, all of my faves:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  11. Hey Lulu, you look amazing....I am loving all the accessories on you....very beautiful. Love Vikee. www.slavetofashion9771.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi dear! Just found your blog. Do you want to follow each other? Just let me know!

    See you soon and one big kiss

    www,lipschic.com

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    1. Following you now, hope to see you back!

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  13. Love that floral top ! So pretty !
    As far as parenting goes, I try to give them as much love and quality time as possible, but discipline is an essential part to give them good values !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

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  14. Thanks for reading my blog today! I'm officially a follower! And love the outfit today!

    Julia @ Glitter and Juls

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  15. I love this spring outfit!! That top is so cute! :)
    I will gladly follow you, if you would like to do the same!

    Cait
    petitechronicles.blogspot.com

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  16. Lulu you are a wonderful mom! Your family is very lucky to have you:)! It's great that you got to spend time with your mom and sister! I Love this look! So dainty, feminine, and beautiful!

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  17. Love your look and all of your fabulous finds! I always love a mother-daughter shopping day:) xo

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  18. ah, you're wearing my fav jack rogers booties!

    thanks for stopping by thesecondbestblog.com! love your style & i'm now following :)

    -natalie-
    thesecondbestblog.com

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