“We love because he first loved us.” I pray the conversations we’re having will spark a worldwide change. Each of us are unique and beautiful in the eyes of our God, our Maker. He loves us with a fierce, undying love. Because he loves us, we have a duty to spread that love to everyone around us too 🧡
Moms, Dads, it starts at home. It starts with us. Our children watch us, they learn, they imitate our actions, and repeat our words. We must demonstrate to them how to LOVE like God loves. We must demonstrate how to be kind and gentle. We must teach them that everyone is equal, that racism is not okay, and that throwing out hateful words and accusations loosely is not acceptable. How do we effectively do this? How do we instill such important values in our children even as babes? By incorporating our values and beliefs into our every day. It has to be written on our hearts and seen in how we live. We need to exemplify these beliefs in how we speak, what we say, what we do, and who we interact with. We can have these conversations as we put our little ones to bed, as we cook dinner, as we play and read. We need to have these discussions regularly. Let’s use our influence for GOOD. Let’s change our world by checking our hearts and raising the next generation to LOVE, to respect, and to speak up 🌻 . I don’t watch the news and was completely unaware of all that was happening in America. When I came on here this weekend sharing a post about motherhood and my DMs and comments blew up about George Floyd and racism... I was taken aback. I was shocked. I didn’t know what to say or do. I was processing emotions and accusations, people wondering why I wasn’t saying anything. Honestly, I’m scared to speak up. I so often say things “wrong” and my intentions are misinterpreted. But I can’t stay silent either. So here I am, vulnerable and uncomfortable, but sharing my heart. We live in a world where racism is an issue. Parents, let’s raise our children better than this. #godloveseveryone
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” — Exodus 14:14 These are the words Moses spoke to the Israelites when the Egyptians were coming after them. The Israelites immediately began throwing blame at Moses for rescuing them instead of trusting that God would see them through. How often do we grow defensive and accuse God of harm when life’s waves crash over us? How often are we blinded by the wall in front of us and fail to remember how God has provided in the past? . “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” . What a beautiful reminder. Let’s take a moment to stop and pray. Let’s thank God for what He has done, place our trust in Him, and watch Him part the sea for us. . Mamas, you can do this! The days may seem long and hard, impossible even. But nothing is impossible for God. HE will get you through 🧡 . **this post is to uplift mamas having a hard day and a reminder to stop and spend time with Lord. Let’s love one another instead of throwing false accusations around**
One moment they are best friends and the next moment they’re screaming at each other. I knew this day was coming. I thought it would be easier when Theo got older and they could finally play together. I was wrong 😂 Motherhood is not even close to what I imagined it to be. What was one expectation you had about motherhood that turned out to be shockingly untrue in reality?
IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! 🎉 The Almond Preset Collection is now live on my website! Swipe to see the before and afters of all 5 presets 👉🏻 These presets were designed for mobile and easy editing in seconds. They are vibrant and creamy and perfect for both indoor and outdoor photos 🌻 They are available WORLDWIDE 🌎 and they can be purchased either as a set or individually. Check out the presets and FAQ’s through the link in my bio. If your question remains unanswered shoot an email to [email protected] 🙌🏻 . E N J O Y 😘
Zach: Did you miss me today when I was at work? Eloise: No, Mommy was good enough. Ouch 😂 I love watched her little mind process things. She comes up with the funniest responses and phrases. Have you watched the video where Eloise answers your questions? If you haven’t, YOU MUST. It is 12 minutes of pure sweetness and joy 🧡 Comment below, what is the funniest thing your toddler has said to you? I love reading these 😂
The bug has bit me again and I’m feeling an itch to change things up. This room has never really been completed, mostly because I don’t know what to do. It’s such a small space and I want it to be both functional and beautiful. The layout has to stay the same — the bed pushed up against the wall and the glider in the opposite corner. There’s no other way to arrange the furniture because or the furnace vents 🙈 But I am fully open to suggestions on nightstands, side tables, what on earth to put in the corner at the foot of our bed, and maybe a rug? Head over to my stories to see the full room tour and problem areas. And leave your brilliant ideas below! 👇🏻
Would you believe me if I told you I’ve never owned a pair of pajamas in my adult life? Even my teenage life? It’s true. I’ve been lounging in old baggy t-shirts until now. @cozyearthbedding provided me with the softest, dreamiest pjs I’ve ever put on my body and I feel like I’m living in luxury. If you need me I’ll be over here sipping my coffee, lounging in bed, draped in my royal jammies 👑 But seriously, you can have yours for 50% off if you use my code DELILAH50. The code is only valid for 10 days so don’t wait! . #gifted
Hey hey 👋🏻 There are many new faces around here in my little corner of the Internet so I want to take a moment to re-introduce myself 🌻 My name is Delilah Loeppky (pronounced Lep-key). I’m 23 and married to my high school sweetheart. This year we are celebrating 5 beautiful years of marriage 🧡 On our first wedding anniversary we found out we were pregnant with our first. My lifelong dream was to be a mother and we were beyond thrilled. I started filming pregnancy updates and vlogs because I wanted those memories to look back on in the future. Those videos wound up on YouTube and suddenly I found myself in this community of sweet, encouraging mamas and mamas-to-be. On July 9th, 2017, our Eloise Rose was welcomed into our ready arms. It was a wild ride, learning how to mother a child. I documented the good and the bad and shared our journey along the way. Shortly after her first birthday we had another positive pregnancy test. 9 months later, on April 29th, 2019, Mr. Theodore Blythe joined our little family. I can’t imagine life without my little firecrackers. They have taught me so much more than I could ever teach them. Our family is not finished growing, though we are waiting on God’s timing to continue. Through all this YOU have journeyed alongside us, offering support and kindness. For that I cannot thank you enough 🧡 Now it’s your turn! I challenge you to introduce yourself in 3 sentences (or more if you want)! I want to get to know you! 👇🏻👇🏻
These presets are GOOD! I’ve been loving them and they are by far my best ones yet! Swipe 👉🏻 to see before using ‘Pistachio’ on a quick iPhone snap. Stay tuned for a launch date soon — I’m aiming for early June 😊 The Almond Preset Pack Includes: Almond: a warm, creamy, and airy preset Pistachio: a cooler and subtle creamy preset Pecan: a bold and vibrant preset that enhances the details Walnut: a cooler, laid back version of the Pecan preset Vintage B&W: my fav black and white with subtle grain More details coming soon!
Mom guilt. It eats me up. I see so many mamas teaching their children with fun games and activities, I see how interactive they are with their kids, I see how patient and kind their tone is when they speak. And I wonder, “Am I doing enough?”. . I feel like a failure when I lose my temper after my patience is tested. I have to humble myself, get down to their level, and tell them, “I’m sorry, mommy should not have yelled,” far too often. And I wonder, “Will I ever learn?”. . I beat myself up thinking about everything I should be. I should be kind and gentle. I should be eager to teach and even more eager to learn. I should enjoy every minute before it’s gone and spend every waking moment with them. I know I’m not alone. And you know what? We need to give ourselves just as much grace as our Heavenly Father gives us. And when we realize how good and gracious he is to us despite our sinful nature, flaws, and poor choices, we can extend that same grace to our children. It’s not about being “more”, it’s about being their mom.
Who else is planning a first birthday during a worldwide pandemic? I am so grateful we were still able to celebrate Theo with close family. It wasn’t quite how we imagined but it was special nonetheless. All the photos and details of his “one-y” bee party are up on the blog if you’re looking for a little inspo. Also, did you know I’m in Pinterest? I’ve been there for a while, but I had to do a little housekeeping before I shared it with the public (thank you awkward high school Delilah with zero sense of style 😅). You can follow me over there at loeppkyslife!
He’s a mamas boy, and I love it. He crawls over to me just for a hug. He whines at my feet until I pick him up and then he leans his fuzzy soft head on my shoulder and his tense body relaxes completely. He cries desperately when he wakes up until he gets mamas milk. Teething has amplified his need for mama and I love that I am his source of comfort. Never be too old to give your mama a hug, sweet Theodore.
We planted our garden last night and it got a little wild 😜 Just look at Theo’s dirt caked hand and El’s dirt smudged face! What are your favorite veggies and fruits to grow in your garden? Ours is filled with peas, carrots, cucumber, several different herbs, green beans, pumpkin, spaghetti squash, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and sunflowers this year. And we are determined that THIS IS THE YEAR that we finally have a good harvest 🌻🍓🥕
Most of the time photo shoots aren’t as magical as they appear, e s p e c i a l l y with kids 🙈 My tricks? Snacks. Always snacks. Let them explore and take a few candids. Keep your attitude positive and cheerful — your children will feed off of you. Make it fun! Dance, sing, make up a game. And if all else fails snap a few photos of their cute crying face and call it a day 😅
Fun fact: the little effects in the corners of this photo were actually a photoshop attempt gone wrong 🙈 **I will never ever use photoshop to edit my skin, body, or appearance** but I use it on occasion to create more open space when a photo is too close-up. But clearly I’m no professional 😅 swipe to see before 👉🏻 . Fun fact 2: I can’t wear contacts because my eyes are naturally very dry. So I guess I’ll be wearing glasses for the rest of my life 🙈 . Fun fact 3: I love pineapple but pineapple on pizza is just wrong 🥴🙃