Shan-Extension Specialist (@shantastichair)

Even when it seems impossible to accomplish something inside gives you the strength to push through. #momlife #grateful #thankful #reflecting #faith

Rachel Hamilton (@hamiltonnumber4)

I took my art final today, and wanted to reflect on what I learned in the class. Here are my 3 favorite works from the class, all together for comparison. It's been so much fun to grow as an artist and watch my skill improve, even if I still suck at painting. .
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#reflecting #endofsemester #finalsweek #artstudent #art #paint #coloranddesign #michiganstate #top3 #painting #paperart #colors #shadow #stairwaytoheaven #daredevil

A Day In The Life Of (@mum_to_boys)

As I sit back and reflect on both my boys, I can now see and admit that on many occasions, I would find myself getting quite frustrated whilst playing with my oldest son.
I felt that he always wanted and needed someone to play with him. Now I look back I realise that this was not really his fault.
He was unable to play independently because I never taught him or allowed him to play alone.
From day one I was constantly by his side and always played with him so he knew no different. If not me, than his Daddy or another family member would be entertaining him.

So to him that was the norm and unfortunately for him he was unaware of how to sit alone and play independently.

Only once his younger brother was born did he slowly have to learn how to play by himself and as he grows older I can see the more he plays independently the more imaginative and creative he becomes.

With my second son I wanted to make sure I encouraged independent play from the very beginning.
There are times when we play together but now that I realise the importance of free independent play, I consciously try to set some time aside for him to play by himself.
Sometimes he likes to play with his brother but there are also times when he just prefers to sit and play alone.
They say that independent play and a certain amount of alone time, encourages children to be more creative and play confidently.

Today our holidays begin and in the next few weeks we will have even more time to explore and play, be it independently or all together.

At this stage they say; โ€œplay is really the work of childhood.โ€ โ€“ Fred Rogers.

Happy holidays to you all. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ #playmatters #independentplay #toddlerplay #sharing #motherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #Mother #playingislearning #momofboys #boymom #toddlergram #capturingchildhood #mummyblogger #motherhoodrising #motherhoodmoments #learningthroughmotherhood #momwithcameras #candidchildhood #toddlerplay #honestmotherhood #honestlymothering #boymum #reflecting #learning #instagramer #instamum #instamom #instamoms #igdaily #son #mummylove

Katie Holland (@holland_k_)

G R A D U A T I O N -shameless repost-
I honestly can't believe that I will be graduating today from Design and Arts college. It has been a crazy year of meeting people, learning new skills, becoming more independent and trusting myself as an artist and just an individual too. Thanks to everyone in the #datescone for putting up with me so we could get here. Nothing but love <3
#makeupartist #makeup #sfx #sfxmakeup #horror #scary @bodyfxnz #prosthetic #airbrush #painting #art #artist #graduation #graduate #reflecting #growth #development

Nicole Cambre (@nicole_cambre_photography)

My first attempt trying to find one of the 20 people I photographed 2 years ago at Balogun market, the largest market in Lagos, Nigeria failed badly as the old man passed away three months ago. He was living on the streets, got sick and had no access to medical care. #restinpeace #lifeisnotfair #inequality #nigeria #balogunmarket #lagos #thinkcommunity #givingback #reflecting #yesican #makeadifference #photocircle

Katie Holland (@k.hollandartistry)

G R A D U A T I O N
I honestly can't believe that I will be graduating today from Design and Arts college. It has been a crazy year of meeting people, learning new skills, becoming more independent and trusting myself as an artist and just an individual too. Thanks to everyone in the #datescone for putting up with me so we could get here. Nothing but love <3
#makeupartist #makeup #sfx #sfxmakeup #horror #scary @bodyfxnz #prosthetic #airbrush #painting #art #artist #graduation #graduate #reflecting #growth #development

LeTasha Collins (@im_a_beautifulmess)

It's crazy how life works...Good things just keep on happening ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ and I'm still not sure wtf is going on ๐Ÿ˜ฉ#reflecting#blessingsonblessings #encorelasvegas#32ndfloor#vibes#justbecause

Patty (@sockmonkee78)

Christmas is almost here ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™Œ #areyoureadyfortheholidays ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„I am missing things that I identify this holiday season with ๐Ÿ™ˆ it's not about how much you can buy, it's about the quality time with friends, family and loved ones throughout the season โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‹#peaceandlove #happyholidays #christmastreesmell #hotcocoa #gettogethers #snuggling #reflecting #technicallyidhavetobuyskmethings ๐Ÿ˜… #technically #planningforthenewyear #whattheholidaysmeantome

Josh (@joash6)

Absolutely done in today. Reflection is the best thing, empty thoughts makes a change. ๐Ÿ˜’ #reflecting #problemsolving #emotionallydrained #empty #knackered #pained #needachange #selfie #routinelife

Samantha Avery (@coffeearchitects)

Oh Christmas tree... oh Christmas tree... how lovely are you branches... doing the important things and spending time with family is whatโ€™s needed. #coffeearchitectsathome #family #important #reflecting #christmas #tree #mandilid

Gdubb Waters (@gdubbwaters)

#wokeup #reflecting #likewow I'm about to be 49 smh I'm blessed I've seen some shit out here smh but I'm still here thank God

Right On Time! LLC Catering (@rightontime.ga)

Beside this man being one of the funniest /genuine people I met in 2017, this video serves as a constant reminder to continue to strive to be even better in my craft. 2017 has brought much prosperity and has opened my eyes to many things. I look forward to 2018 being even BIGGER with the direction of the man above! #humble #appreciative #thankful #reviews #catering #georgia #atlanta #reflecting #foodie #placeanorder #moretocome
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