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beauxquitah so I want to talk about something. it's about the oversexualization of young girls, our daughters. it's been in the news a lot lately, and it starts at an early age. I used to think it started around young elementary/late preschool age. but it starts much earlier than that. these two pictures were taken just about a minute apart, just enough time for a quick wardrobe change. the shorts P is wearing are a similar style and material, but they are different brands. on the left, P is wearing G's old 6 month shorts, bought from the baby boys' section. notice you can't see the backs of her knees, and if she were to sit down, you wouldn't be able to see her diaper at all through the leg holes. now the picture on the right. she is in 6 month shorts that came with an outfit from the baby girls' section. see how short they are? how you can see the backs of her knees and part of her thighs? they barely comes down past her diaper. and when she sits down in these shorts, you can see her diaper through the leg holes. now, to be fair, she's really moving out of 6 month and into 9 month clothes. but why, at this age, do her clothes need to be so much shorter and tighter? at this age boys' and girls' bodies are built very much the same. chubby thighs, cute little baby bellies. so why do my son's old clothes fit her better and easier than the little girl clothes? don't even get me started on pants. I can barely get girls pants over her chubby thighs, when G's old pants of similar style/material in the same size (sometimes even the same brand) fit and go on and off with much more ease. now, I know some will talk about how at this age it is innocent for all babies to be naked and whatnot. and I totally agree. babies are innocent. but the trend starts here. and it doesn't stop. it's time we parents stood up for the sake of our daughters, and our sons. let's not make them lose their innocence so soon. #defendourdaughters 4d
  •   natassiaanderson Violet wears a lot of David's old clothes. I feel the same way. Then with summer the bathing suits blow my mind! 4d
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beauxquitah MAJOR MILESTONE! up until now, G has always referred to himself as "Dee" when asked his name/who he is. Last night, in the middle of wrestling with(read: pouncing on) his dad, it clicked. And for a kid who leaves off the ends of words normally, he even has the end sound of his name. I asked him again this morning, just to see if it was a fluke and he'd return to "Dee", and he knows how to say his name!! I may have cried last night. When your kid has a disability, and you see/hear them overcome that disability, even if for a second, your heart swells so much you think it might explode. And I love the way he says his name; the same way as in the song "Rocky Raccoon" by The Beatles. @joshualund #howGsays #proudmomma 1w

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beauxquitah I cut 'em out, he lines 'em up. so far I'm only brave enough to do two colors at a time. maybe soon we'll work up to three. #gideonmaddock #playdoh 1w

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beauxquitah never in a million years would I have thought I would have a blonde child. and now, despite being born with so much dark hair, it looks like I'm gonna have 2 little blondies. at least for a little while. and I wouldn't have it any other way. #MissSweetP #penny_alice #soblonde 3w

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beauxquitah YOU GUYS. This is HUGE!! G is improving in his speech articulation everyday. And this used to just sound like "loo". Also, I have no idea why my voice is so high, but I'm still not really awake. #gideonmaddock #howGsays #gidvids 3w
  •   squaredonut That's awesome!!!! Also, your voice isn't that much higher than normal... You just think it is. :-) 3w
  •   mamacase ️!!! 3w
  •   queentimby Yay!!! Go, G! 3w

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beauxquitah MomMom and Gideon's Day Of Fun!! first stop: Minions Movie!! #gideonmaddock #MomMomandGideonDay 3w

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beauxquitah Not quite crawling, but she is "maneuvering"to get where she wants to go. She started off on the far right side of the screen. #herecomestrouble #slowdownbabygirl #MissSweetP #penny_alice 1mon

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Lo-fi Katie Treadwell
beauxquitah just me and the kiddos for dinner tonight. I totally phoned it in. could our dinner be any more American? #atleastthemacncheeseisorganic #murica 1mon

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beauxquitah RAWR means "I love you" in dinosaur. #penny_alice #MissSweetP #penelopevids 1mon

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beauxquitah can't crawl yet, but this is happening. we are in so much trouble. #slowdownbabygirl #penny_alice #milestones #itgoesbysofast #demthighs 1mon

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Ludwig Katie Treadwell
beauxquitah I felt the need to put this up today. #boymom #caniwraphiminbubblewrap #alwayswearahelmet 1mon

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beauxquitah Penelope has the chunkiest thighs and I love them. but what really slays me is this roll/fold she has on her knees. I can't. I just can't. #MissSweetP #penny_alice #chubbylegs #chunkypenny 2mon

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Normal Katie Treadwell
beauxquitah so I've been holding off on posting this for a week, because I've wanted to find the right words. I still don't know that I have them, but I'm giving it a shot. Last Friday I had a huge moment for me. see, I've always been very self conscious, and never really liked the way I look. and after having kids, and the changes your body goes through with that, let's just say I still have a hard time accepting myself and being fully comfortable in my own skin. I'm also in that in between phase, where plus size clothes are too big, and non-plus size clothes are too small, so trying to find anything to wear that makes me feel good is a challenge. last Friday Josh took care of P so G and I could have a date. I took G to some fountains to play and meet up with other moms and kids. I hadn't shaved in awhile (I know, too much information), and was really aware of that and thought about wearing a t-shirt over my swimsuit top. I was afraid of being judged and ridiculed. but I decided against it. because I was there to play with my son. and you know what? he didn't care about the flab and the jiggle and the hair and all that other stuff. he just cared that I was present, chasing him around. and you know what? at that point I didn't care either. I was present. I was making a memory with my son. we laughed until it hurt and played in the water until we turned to prunes. and I began to appreciate the way my son sees me. as his one and only Mom-Mom. perfectly imperfect. #takebackpostpartum #selflove #makingmemories #gideonmaddock 2mon
  •   squaredonut I love you, my BFF!! I'm so happy you were able to let go of the self consciousness that comes so easily to us and have fun with your adorable kiddo! Making memories is the best. :-) 2mon
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  •   h1pst3rk1tty You are beautiful and you are a wonderful mother :) 2mon
  •   dramagirrl Good for u! U r beautiful always. N ur mom would be proud of u. 2mon
  •   realhousewiferachel Love love LOVE! We must spend more time seeing ourselves through their eyes! 2mon
  •   destefj I love this! So proud of you! This photo captures it all and your genuine smile screams freedom. 2mon
  •   realtorjenn Yes!!! 2mon

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Valencia Katie Treadwell
beauxquitah Happy Independence Day from our little family to yours. #fourthofjuly #GodBlessAmerica #freedom #murica 2mon

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beauxquitah so he's a little speech delayed, and a few months ago we never would have been able to understand this. he still has a ways to go, but it's pretty adorable. #howGsays #icecreamcone #gideonmaddock #gidvids 2mon

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