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“Confidence doesn’t always come in surges. Sometimes — lots of times — it brews unbeknownst to us, building during the times we feel the least confident — through the tears, the questioning, the self-doubt, the begging God to make it better. Confidence, like contentment, is earned, paved stone by stone until you finally turn back and realize it has all been pieced together to create something strong. Confidence is a process.” - Kelle Hampton. Grateful for the opportunity to spend time with these three littles. Sometimes confidence comes in the form of conversations over frozen yogurt, driving with the windows down, and a few dance parties. #nannylife #latergram

“Confidence doesn’t always come in surges. Sometimes — lots of times — it brews unbeknownst to us, building during the times we feel the least confident — through the tears, the questioning, the self-doubt, the begging God to make it better. Confidence, like contentment, is earned, paved stone by stone until you finally turn back and realize it has all been pieced together to create something strong. Confidence is a process.” - Kelle Hampton. Grateful for the opportunity to spend time with these three littles. Sometimes confidence comes in the form of conversations over frozen yogurt, driving with the windows down, and a few dance parties. #nannylife #latergram


Vase of Flowers and Conch Shell (detail), Anne Vallayer-Coster.

Vase of Flowers and Conch Shell (detail), Anne Vallayer-Coster.

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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Passing your addition math facts, learning the letters E and F, and finishing two cross country races calls for a celebration. #cheers #birthdaycakeicecreamforlife #nannylife

Passing your addition math facts, learning the letters E and F, and finishing two cross country races calls for a celebration. #cheers #birthdaycakeicecreamforlife #nannylife

These are a few of my favorite things.

Leslie Knope’s philosophy on conquering first dates. 

This little guy, who is apparently my new best friend. Please don’t read the rest of this until you’ve watched it. 

The 21 things that I learned from Jim and Pam. 

When Carson Daly asked Jennifer Aniston, “You’ve said that being a woman, your value and worth is associated with marital status,” and she responded with, “Or whether you’ve procreated, yeah. It’s always such an issue of like, are you married yet? Do you have babies yet? I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that I need to get done, and if they’re not checked, I’ve failed as part of my femininity or my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child.” Recognizing the beauty of diversity in women and their choices is important. 

My school. #godogs

The grace-filled, wondrous cycle of experiencing, seeking, and longing to know God more. 

Washi tape. 

The endearing quality of the collective human experience and how that can draw us closer to one another. Example: Columbia students walking alongside of their fellow student as an act of solidarity and support. Read about it here

Celebrating people. Especially when it’s their birthday. 

That laugh that is completely silent and the only noise that finally surfaces is a gasp for air. Protip: this laugh may include a snort or two if you’re with your besties. 

Today I am feeling grateful for love and for God’s perfect timing. I find so much comfort in how He knows what I need even when I don’t…things like friendship, the kind of laughter that hurts so good, and listening to a song with lyrics that describe my thoughts word for word. Those moments mean everything to me and I am so grateful to live this life with people that love well. We love because he first loved us. // 1 John 4:19. #cuteprintsatcorishouse

Today I am feeling grateful for love and for God’s perfect timing. I find so much comfort in how He knows what I need even when I don’t…things like friendship, the kind of laughter that hurts so good, and listening to a song with lyrics that describe my thoughts word for word. Those moments mean everything to me and I am so grateful to live this life with people that love well. We love because he first loved us. // 1 John 4:19. #cuteprintsatcorishouse

“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”

— Elisabeth Elliot  (via pureblyss)
bookslooks:

Rifle Paper Co.

bookslooks:

Rifle Paper Co.

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

These are a few of my favorite things.

I forgot how much I love to write these, so I’m bringin’ it back. I had have been meaning to blog more of my own thoughts, but writing often can seem like a daunting task. Break it up with a list - that’s better than nothing. And it feels so good to cross things off your to-do list, am I right? Here we go.

Being inspired by things that my friends are working on. Creativity is contagious and invigorating. 

Short hair, don’t care. 

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol 

Taylor Swift’s new music video for Shake It Off. Watch it right here.

Being able to check out 25 books at a time from my local library. 

Big Brother 16. Mostly Zankie. 

Starting small and thinking big. 

When I get to see someone’s weird. We are all weird and I think that the world would be better if we showed that a little more. I hope that we all can embrace our weirdness and celebrate it. In doing this, maybe we can eliminate the stigma that weird is bad. Differences are good. Weird is good. And if someone shows you their weird, love them for it. 

Getting back into the consistency of fall and the magic that comes with routines that include the upcoming holiday celebrations. 

Renting textbooks on Amazon. Actually just Amazon. 

So happy that I go to school with @miiichelllerose now!!! ❤️🐾💙#myfavebulldog #cjphotocredz

So happy that I go to school with @miiichelllerose now!!! ❤️🐾💙#myfavebulldog #cjphotocredz

“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding people together, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time.”

— Carl Sagan, Cosmos  (via thatkindofwoman)