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๐—œ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—ฃ'๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€.

๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ? ๐˜๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ.

๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.

๐˜ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ.

Giiiirl, if you don't stop talkin' to me. You gone get this grilled cheese + Gatorade tuh-day! #BoujeeP ๐Ÿคจ  #ifitainttopochicoshedontwantit #froyoovericecream #tastebudsonfancy #shesanexpensiveoneboys #BaddieP //#theprinceandthep

๐—œ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€,...

| And just like that -- the #firstdayofschool came + went. Today, we walked MJ into elementary school on the first day, for the last time ๐Ÿ˜ญ + I recalled the days when P wasn't even old enough to go to school yet. I pray 2nd + 5th grade treat my babies well. โ™ฅ๏ธ #theprinceandthep

S W I P E for a #tbt to MJ + P on the first day of 3rd grade + Kindergarten and MJ's first day of 1st grade + 3 yr old P. ๐Ÿ’ž #sameposeeverytime

| And just like that...

๐™๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ, ๐™„ ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™ก.

Last summer I was hacked + depression from that loss + violation of that experience robbed me of my summer. It robbed my husband of a fully functioning wife + robbed my kids of memory-making with their mom. The summer before that, I spent the entire summer building theprinceandthep.com + was buried so deep in branding that "free time" couldn't find me.

This summer I was present. I made the memories, went to the places, and put my kids in the classes. We talked more, walked the dog, and cuddled. We ate sno cones for lunch + skated on Heely's through Target.

๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ. // #theprinceandthepkicks

๐™๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ, ๐™„ ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™ก. Last...

#baddieP ,

you are exceptionally smart, exquisitely created, elegantly crafted, and enchantingly beautiful. God twirled every hair on your head, sprinkled every tiny mole + freckles, drew out your long legs, stretched you high to the heavens, and perfectly spaced your gapped teeth.

๐š ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ. ๐š ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ž๐€๐‘๐“.

#youdabaddest // #theprinceandthep #cottononkids  #zarakids #zarakidsgirl

#baddieP , you are exceptionally...

| ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒย ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€,ย ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐˜€ย ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜. [Whew chile.] There were no Christ-centered long-term marriages for us to look up to or seek wise counselย from, so we developed a bad habits of venting our frustrations -- to our friends. Maybe we were seeking validation forย our feelings or looking for someone to hype us up,ย but we eventually learned the negative effects of soliciting advice in our marriage.
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Would you let someone who learned all of their medical skills from watching Grey's Anatomy, operate on you? But you're comfortable with handing yourย [single/bitter/hyper-sensitive/pessimistic/jaded] best friend, mama, sister, or auntie a scalpel + lettingย her dissectย your marriage? ๐Ÿค” ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐ญ๐จ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ.Theย opinions of unqualified people have the potential to plant seeds in places where doubts, fears, and insecurities grow. Root rot is real -- andย the people around you should be pouring positivity into your union, fertilizing your loveย withย faith, and encouragingย forgiveness.
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If you are the "listening ear", you can most effectively support your friendย by asking how you can pray for them, keeping "oh hell no" and "couldn't be me" commentary to yourself, suggest counseling where appropriate, digest vs dissect the information at hand, and be honest that you simply don't have the answer. Remember -- you have to answer to God for the advice you ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, just as much as the advice you ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ. โ™ฅ๏ธ #keepmarriagesacred #12yearsstrong #marathonnotarace // #theprinceandthepparents

| ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒย ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€,ย ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต...

| ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ. One where words received as a result of misguided emotions, don't haunt them for years. A childhood where they have a voice + choices vs a dictatorship ruled by "because I'm the adult + I said so". Where there's an understanding that kids have bad days, too + aren't punished for being emotional. A childhood where we as adults, apologize to them when we make a mistake because parents aren't always right, or perfect, or fair. A childhood they won't need therapy + medication to recover from.

Intentional parenting lives here. It's not always perfect, but as we unpack our own childhood trauma, we learn a little bit more about the kind of lasting impression we want to leave on our kids. โ™ฅ๏ธ // #theprinceandthep

| ๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ...

Checkin' in for the #hotmomsummer. โœ… #mommyshark #theprinceandthepmommy

Checkin' in for the #hotmomsummer....

| Soccer practice starts for both kiddos this week. School starts in 9 days. We don't have school clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and haven't figured out a first day haircut + hairstyle yet -- but we are good. I am good. Anxiety has been manageable, the weather has been tolerable, and God is always capable. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Happy Monday, Frans! #baddieP // #theprinceandthep

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"Having a daughter is like having a broke best friend who thinks you're rich." ๐Ÿ˜ฉ -- t h e |  a c c u r a c y . // #theprinceandthep

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| If you're looking for me, I'll be ๐Ÿ“. And if you're not, even better. ๐Ÿ˜ PC: Hubby // #theprinceandtheptravels

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