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Meet Katie Flores, mother of two and wife of Mike Flores. Katie’s son Jackson was born in 2016 and, two years later, she gave birth to Beckett on the 24th of January 2018. The first time around, Katie learned that motherhood is not easy. As she describes it…”motherhood is a beautiful mess”. There are ups and downs to motherhood, but how you go about dealing with everything that life throws your way after becoming a mother – this is what makes a great difference.

Trying to take family photos with #twoundertwo is no joke 😂 but hey, at least both boys are looking at the camera in this one AND I convinced the hubby to finally get in the shot 🙌🏻 (anyone else’s husbands camera shy?) We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! . . . . #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mytinymoments #bestofmom #thebump #uniteinmotherhood #loveauthentic #childhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #humansofjoy #darlingmovement #habitatandhome #clickinmoms #motherhoodrising #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #mommyblogger #vscomom #mynameismama #thisjoyfulmoment #littleandbrave #photosinbetween #pursuepretty #momcommunity #mybeautifulmess #livebeautifully #simplychildren

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Motherhood is an exciting time in a woman’s life. For Katie, the journey with her first-born son, Jackson, started out a little difficult. He suffered from acid reflux since birth. This led to Jackson crying night and day, keeping Katie and her husband awake, deprived of the sleep they needed to stay alert. Apart from the acid reflux affecting Jackson, Katie also developed postpartum anxiety, leading to hyperventilation and anxiety. Luckily, Katie had the support she needed to get through these times. She continued to post photos of her adorable baby on Instagram every moment she could, ensuring she would always have memories to share with others, no matter how difficult things got.

Little mamas boy ❤ I am SO proud of this boy right here. Yesterday he said his first words other than “dada”! Jackson is 22 months and has delayed speech. We were playing and I asked him where his ball was and he repeated the word “ball”. I was so excited I nearly cried. He then continued to shock me by repeating the words “bye” “car” and “please”. Guys this came out of no where. He starts speech therapy tomorrow and I have a feeling this boy will be exploding with language before we know it! #proudmomma [peep my stories to hear him say “ball” and “bye” ☺] . . . . #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bestofmom #myformerbump #uniteinmotherhood #stunningbabies #childhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #pixel_kids #habitatandhome #clickinmoms #motherhoodrising #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #mommyblogger #vscocam #mynameismama #kidsforreal #littleandbrave #momcommunity #motherhoodsimplified #simplychildren #mommyandme #aheadofthecurve #iamtheeverygirl #therealparenthood #lifedailymoms

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I mean 😍😍😍 I could squeeze these sweet cheeks all day long! #cheeksfordays . . I’m also obsessed with my new @wave.rings silicone bands! I was always afraid of scratching the boys with my wedding ring so I stopped wearing it, but now I don’t have to worry! 🙌🏻 . . Use code KATIE15 for 15% off! . . . . #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bestofmom #thebump #uniteinmotherhood #stunningbabies #childhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #pixel_kids #habitatandhome #clickinmoms #motherhoodrising #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #mommyblogger #vscocam #mynameismama #kidsforreal #littleandbrave #momcommunity #motherhoodsimplified #simplychildren #mommyandme #babiesofinstagram #therealparenthood

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You guy. I CAN’T! Okay okay, I’m his mom so I may be a little biased buttttt I can’t handle his cuteness 🙊 those big eyes, the button nose, the man boobies, and that belly! #beckettjames . . . #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bestofmom #thebump #uniteinmotherhood #stunningbabies #childhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #tinycutebabes #habitatandhome #clickinmoms #motherhoodrising #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #mommyblogger #vscocam #mynameismama #lifedailymoms #littleandbrave #momcommunity #motherhoodsimplified #simplychildren #mommyandme #babiesofig #therealparenthood

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I mean 😍😍😍 I could squeeze these sweet cheeks all day long! #cheeksfordays . . I’m also obsessed with my new @wave.rings silicone bands! I was always afraid of scratching the boys with my wedding ring so I stopped wearing it, but now I don’t have to worry! 🙌🏻 . . Use code KATIE15 for 15% off! . . . . #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bestofmom #thebump #uniteinmotherhood #stunningbabies #childhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #pixel_kids #habitatandhome #clickinmoms #motherhoodrising #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #mommyblogger #vscocam #mynameismama #kidsforreal #littleandbrave #momcommunity #motherhoodsimplified #simplychildren #mommyandme #babiesofinstagram #therealparenthood

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The way he looks at his Daddy just meltssss my soul! . . Also, how awesome is this Velcro swaddle from @embebabies ?! I can’t swaddle to save my life so this one is just 👌🏻 . . . . #candidchildhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bestofmom #thebump #uniteinmotherhood #stunningbabies #childhoodunplugged #ig_motherhood #pixel_kids #habitatandhome #clickinmoms #motherhoodrising #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #mommyblogger #vscocam #mynameismama #kidsforreal #littleandbrave #momcommunity #motherhoodsimplified #simplychildren #mommyandme #aheadofthecurve #iamtheeverygirl #therealparenthood

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Katie wants the world to know, especially those who are new to motherhood, that they are not alone. Just as she has gone through these obstacles that often present themselves during motherhood, so do others – and reaching out to people on the same journey, asking for help and, of course, offering help, is a way for mothers to stand together, and make the journey of motherhood truly beautiful.

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