thebusybudgetingmama I'm told daily, how much my son looks like my husband. And it's true...he is his mini me! But I think he looks a little like me here! Taking it. You can't convince me otherwise. 14h
  •   lmoulder83 He has your eyes for sure! 14h
  •   amiyrahm Daddy's smile, Mommy's eyes! 14h
  •   callistap He has your eyes but is definitely a mini hubby hahaa. I have two girls and a then a boy (similar ages too 6, 4, 2) and I was always told the girls looked just like their dad, my oldest is starting to resemble me more and also just be her own person but my son is definitely my side of the family and looks like me as a kid but not adult me ha so most people think im crazy when I say he looks like me, but after years of "they are all dad!" I want the whole world to see that one looks a bit like me...after all I did all the growing and labouring and nursing and sleepless nights ha 14h
  •   jessicamcdonald07 I think your oldest girl looks the most like him. 13h
  •   stephiestevie_tses Yes today he looks like you from what I see!! 12h
  •   dmstout12 He has your eyes 12h
  •   _britt_elizabeth @jessicamcdonald07 Yes I agree! Sophia is his twin!! 12h
  •   itsmegsoll I actually always thought he looked like you!! :) 4h

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thebusybudgetingmama I've decided it's happening! I'm going to make the switch to choose a blog name that better encompasses all that I like to share. I know I'm busy, but I would rather focus on having an abundant life! I want to go personal, but I agree with most of the great feedback, the last name might be hard. So friends... Would love to hear your suggestions! My blog is about sharing a creative joyful authentic motherhood. Would love to work Natalie into it but having a hard time. {photo from my girls' fairy birthday party last summer} 18h

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thebusybudgetingmama Found these adorable posters in the dollar bins @target today! Going to frame and put in the playroom. They are so cute! And only a buck each! Micah photo bombed. 19h

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thebusybudgetingmama We accidentally left Micah's beloved doggie in Fort Wayne this weekend. Luckily, my sister and parents were traveling back to Charlotte a day after us. We've been getting doggie updates all day. He's coming back to you Micah man! 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama Some days I feel like I'm carrying around a watermelon that kicks me. Love this bump shot of my sister and I. (Both waiting to find out what we are having.. But after these photos, my guess is she's having a girl and I'm having a boy!) OK SOOOO....I've been thinking about switching my blog branding to my name. I plan on blogging for many years and think I want to make the leap like many of my blog friends have, but it freaks me out!! I just don't know if I want a themed blog name like I've had. I want it more personal but I have a polish last name that might be hard to spell lol. All past posts would connect automatically. Not sure what I'm really afraid of lol. I guess it's just been so many years! What do you think about blog name switches? Would you still read my blog if it was natalielesnefsky.com?! 2d
  •   _eaglynn What about a play off the word "sky" from the last half of your last name? 2d
  •   sugarpearlbakerygirl What about www.nataliesky.com??? Or something like that? I would completely understand if you went more personal for your brand! 2d
  •   sugarpearlbakerygirl I just checked and it's not taken So many movie stars have changed/altered their last name for their "brand". It makes total sense 2d
  •   kellybollman I like nataliesky! Good idea @sugarpearlbakerygirl 2d
  •   boymomks Definitely Nataliesky! 2d
  •   wjsully2 I love following you. I footie you and @houseofrose I love you both!! You have inspired me and given me strength that I didn't think I had. But I would still follow. I love your blog name now. But will still follow. 2d
  •   victoriapace of course!!!! i often think of that too with mine being www.beautifilledlife.com but my ig being victoriapace plus being changed last name when im married! it can deff be overwhelming but just go for it! i'll always read!!! 1d
  •   babywearinmama I like the current blog name but would follow and read you in whatever you choose! 19h

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thebusybudgetingmama The day after a 10 hour car ride home, you go to the park. Run and skip till you pass out at nap time kiddos! Seriously. 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama Our Savory + Sweet Nacho Bar video is on the blog! Perfect food theme for Sumer nights with friends or making family night extra special. My kids ate all the cheese.. You'll see Micah man take it by the fistfuls. Ridiculous. 😛 Check the post for all the recipes! 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama I love this stage we are in right now, with all of my siblings having kids! Two more cousins joining the mix this summer! (August + October) Excited to get this crew together in two weeks in Duck at the Outer Banks! Duck Donuts every day!! oh and the beach every day too I guess. 3d
  •   bekann25 This is our family right now too. I have three siblings. We have had 12 kids in the last 8 years. So much fun!! 3d
  •   jennahansen So great! This is why I want 4 kids... Lots of future cousins/grandkids! 3d
  •   hpedulla So beautiful!! Reminds me of my family :) between four married siblings we have 12 cousins and two on the way!! @thebusybudgetingmama 2d
  •   katherinemaries Cousin bliss!!!! 2d
  •   7thheavenonthepraire I miss duck donuts. They need to come to the Midwest. :P 2d
  •   ccep28 @kceparano @angelicaceparano this will be us very soon! 2d
  •   jensenfamcircus We are going to the OBX in September. We love it there. I have Duck Donuts in my town so none for me. Lol! Hope you have fun! 2d
  •   feathergreystudio We've gone there the last 3 years! YUM duck donuts!!!! I love going to the dunes nearby. Your kids would love it. Go in the evening when the sand's cooled down! 13h

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thebusybudgetingmama 6 hours left.. Road tripping home to the Carolina's! So far, better than the drive there. (No random stops at the auto shop) Ben and I are back to chatting baby names and finally having a chance to read more of the comments! 194 on Instagram and 123 on Facebook, you guys are a better resource than the baby name websites! Keep them coming! We don't know what we are having, but Ben thinks boy and I'm super low and out like I was with Micah. Girls were high and wide for me. 3d
  •   rachelkhockly I have 4 girls, Emily-Rose, Kaitlyn, Victoria & Isabella-Grace <3 3d
  •   whimsyjenna Boys names are super hard.....Micah was one we loved,but friends of ours have hopes for. ;) We literally looked for the entire 9 months. After a loonnnggg labor at home for 2 days and then another day at the hospital it still took us another 48 hrs to finally decide. We flipped the name my husband wanted.....Zebulon Phoenix to Phoenix Zebulon. I caved for him on the middle name,but in the end I secretly love them together!! ;) Good luck and remember it will eventually stick once he/she is here and you stare at them and call them names! 3d
  •   fanyvqz1017 I have my girls are Kayleigh Nichole && Rylee Grace I work at a private school and like some of the kiddos names we have Jackson Braxton Zaden Cade Jameson Aiden Rhett Jax Cash Luke for boys for girls not very many girl Vivienne Jordyn Aubrey 2d
  •   fanyvqz1017 We also had a Mabry in the class lol I loved her name 2d
  •   hgallie29 Sophia, Sienna, Micah & Jude 2d
  •   ktmom07 We have a Koen, Teaghen & Paige! 2d
  •   bflorer Malachi!!! 2d
  •   tattooed_peacock Grant 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama Special moments captured this weekend... Like my kids with their Great Grandparents at the reception. Micah wasn't feeling us throwing off his groove. 3d
  •   oliviawitulski Hi Natalie! So this is a little silly but one time I came across your Instagram from a video of you singing in the car with your kids. After looking at your Instagram I thought you had the cutest family and I admired the way that you raise them. Every once in awhile I come across your page again ( I'm 22 and thought it would be silly to follow a mom I didn't know lol). Anyways, I live in Fort Wayne and go to church at St. Vincent De Paul. I glanced over today during mass and thought that you look a lot like the 'lady I see on Instagram sometimes' but sure enough I came on here and saw that you are here visiting! Such a small world. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for not just being a role model to other moms but to young women like me who hope to become a mom like you someday. I will definitely follow now haha. Hope you had a good stay here in Fort Wayne! God bless @thebusybudgetingmama 3d
  •   thebusybudgetingmama That is too crazy! @oliviawitulski what a small world thanks for following! Hopefully you missed the part in church Where Micah kept wanting to lift his shirt and rub his belly. 2d
  •   fivegiftsofgrace What a treasure!! I wish I had a pic like this of my kiddos 2d

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thebusybudgetingmama My cousin's wedding was beautiful and so fun. My kids were part of the cousin gang that ruled the reception dance floor. There was a herd of adorably dressed little ones that would trample you if you got in their way. 3d
  •   mkn1117 I can't imagine how many times a day you hear "wow, you've got your hands full". 3d
  •   naheeda18 Gorgeous family! 3d
  •   zencherryblossom What a beautiful family! 3d
  •   pensy28 @thebusybudgetingmama you have such a beautiful family. I have been following your blog and social media for awhile now and I am so happy that a practicing Catholic family is so active on social media and portrays such positivity for the modern family. God bless you always! 3d
  •   mommykurka @thebusybudgetingmama you look beautiful and I love that the bride is in the background of the picture! 3d
  •   funstopshop Beautiful family picture 3d
  •   angiemb83 Hello from Queensland, Australia! I absolutely love your Instagram :) 3d

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thebusybudgetingmama Nice job baby...Bridesmaid duties at church all done! Time to party! 4d

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thebusybudgetingmama Sister baby bumps! @valeriedarragh is 33 weeks and I'm 26 weeks. Last two babies of the summer cousin baby boom to be born. (my sister in laws had theirs!) I'm going to be able to balance a milk jug on my belly by October 1st. Crazy town. #thebbmbaby4 5d

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thebusybudgetingmama So excited to be in Fort Wayne Indiana celebrating my beautiful cousin marrying her man! We were so close growing up. So fun being together again and her pregnant bridesmaid! 😛 @waltzinginbeauty you are going to make a beautiful bride!! 5d
  •   katwillard Ahh I used to live there!!! Have fun 🏻 5d
  •   ifalc You're looking gorgeous yourself! 5d
  •   hannah.c.arnold I'm about 20 min. From FW. Have a sweet time celebrating. 5d
  •   maddiereed Hope you aren't in the line of the storms we are getting!! 20 minutes east of Indy and it is awful! 5d
  •   bmshelnutt I grew up across the border from Fort Wayne in Ohio :) hope you have a great time! 5d
  •   tess.barber Ah that's crazy, I know her from college and had no idea you were cousins! What a small world! 5d
  •   mylifewellloved That's where my hubs is from! 4d
  •   cmbuttaci @tess.barber I just did the same double take! So crazy! 3d

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thebusybudgetingmama We are making the most of this crazy road trip! Anything for my cousin the bride! AC fixed. Only took 1.5 hours. Nice random shop on the way tried to get us out before these darlings destroyed the place. Just got back on road after a dinner stop. Sometimes It's hard to imagine another kid on that booth lol. They are bonkers but so sweet. Sweet crazies. Ben said our goal for the trip is to finally pick a boy name because I seriously can't choose one! Any favorites?? I'm reading your comments to Ben! 😛 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama We thought a stop at the mechanic a couple hours into our 9 hour road trip would be fun. Who needs AC though?? INDIANA we are coming for you. Eventually. Lol. 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama We are using Nipper notes as a way of encouraging good behavior in our house! You upload their photos and print them immediately! The girls have tasks (chores and good deeds) that they do to earn the rewards we came up with together! (Ice cream trip, fire station trip or movies!) Shared the details on the blog a couple days ago! (Link in bio) 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama Earlier, we got trapped at ULTA and had to wait out a hail storm. Came home to finish packing and power was out. Still is. Not good when your super talented seamstress mom is over finishing your non maternity bridesmaid dress alterations. One nice word to describe this craziness? Let's go with... An adventure. 🐋 7d
  •   hello_elizabeth @thebusybudgetingmama I'm with @madisonneeley you can rock a bun! 7d
  •   jllebak Oh my gosh the whale emoji 7d
  •   wdcornelison Oh no!! We didn't get one little drop of rain. I'm so jealous. Hopefully the power will be back on soon!! 7d
  •   eagerhands I was outside in the middle of that storm in my driveway trying to cover up our suburban driver side window that won't roll up. You shoulda seen me - broke three umbrellas and was trying to tape black trash bags to the interior roof/window of my car. I thought I was gonna get struck by lightning. Oh my gosh 7d
  •   tryssap @ingridnilsen you two look alike! 7d
  •   e_showalter I am in a wedding this weekend also I am 23 weeks , it's all about the pregnancy spanx! 7d
  •   kvangenderen Love your positive mentality! Enjoy Indiana!! I miss my home state! 6d
  •   llmom0103 Trapped in ulta!!! Dream come true! 6d

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thebusybudgetingmama Quick trip to ULTA before leaving for the wedding weekend in Indiana! A makeup/hair store that gives you a bag to load up?! Sienna, my princess bag lady, is in heaven. 7d
  •   emilythinkspink Get the Too Faced Cocoa Contour! 7d
  •   kmarps She's darling! She looks so much like her mama! 7d
  •   roo_johnson She's so adorable! 7d
  •   jesseb82 Who's wedding?? 7d
  •   gbenner2014 Safe travels and have fun at the wedding!!! 7d
  •   theknepps What at in indiana?! I'm a Hoosier :) 7d
  •   llmom0103 There's no such thing as a quick trip to ulta. 🏽 7d
  •   megromeo Xo 7d

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thebusybudgetingmama This is the "day before a road trip wash all the clothes so we can pack" routine. Thankful for a new curious george movie on netflix! 1w

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