teresapalmerThere really isn’t anything like getting to work with one of my best friends. I feel so grateful to have started @lovewell.earth with my darling @christianeduigan 💗 We chat with @paulajoye about building our ethical, plant based nutritional supplement for families ~ L o v e w e l l ~ head on over to Joye.com to read our full interview. Shot by the always divine @carlottamoye and wearing my new label obsession @honour_apparel. P.s if you’re not following @lovewell.earth please do as I have tons of new videos being dropped over there chatting about all sorts of life/work/family/health stuff coming up 🌈🦄💗
teresapalmerMy sweet first born. The little guy that made me a mama. On Sunday morning we took you out, just dad and I. We sat without interruption and we listened to all your stories and ideas, we marvelled at the wonderful person you’ve blossomed in to, how smart, funny, kind and cheeky you are. We showered you with love, and cuddles, then we looked you in the eye and told you all the reasons we love you and why we are proud of you. Dad took this picture, look at your face... the way it looks and the way you bounced through the rest of the week with such vibrancy reminds me just how important it is to take the time to be with each of you, my precious children, one on one. I want you to know that I see you, I hear you and I love you even when the days get muddied with chaos and busyness ❤️🌈
teresapalmerUmmm surprise! we have written a book! WTF! Never thought I’d ever do this or enjoy this as much as I have. Thanks to @penguinbooksaus (especially Izzy) for asking us to do this and for encouraging us whenever the doubt or vulnerability crept in. To the best partner in crime @swrightolsen there’s no one else I’d rather to do this challenging, rewarding, exciting and tedious at times venture with. To our whole @yourzenmama community for inspiring us to write from ours hearts about the subjects we love the most; PREGNANCY, BIRTH, BABIES & MOTHERHOOD This past year of development and writing has been such a tremendous learning curve which has culminated in Sar and I writing the book we wished we were able to find whilst pregnant with our first babes. So grateful to everyone who has had an impact on this process and all the words of wisdom from our mentors that we have included. You can pre-order now by clicking the link in bio 🙏💗😭 .......................................................................... “Forget perfection and prepare to get real, vulnerable and dirty (mostly from guacamole) with Sarah and Teresa as they delve into their journeys of motherhood and share some of the knowledge they’ve collected over the years from the Your Zen Mama community, from their expert mentors and through being in the trenches of parenthood themselves. From prepping for pregnancy all the way through to birth, the first twelve weeks with your newborn and figuring out the kind of parent you want to be long-term, they share their personal struggles, joyful moments and hard-won realisations.” Cover photo by the incredible @gemma_peanut
teresapalmerI may be looking grumpy here but I’m actually feeling really chuffed! Thank you so much to @aacta for recognising @ridelikeagirlmovie with nominations for best film, best original score and best actress. These awards mean so much to me because they come from my home country, honouring the efforts of local talents. Thank you to the whole RLAG team for the huge amount of work put in to this film. Special shout out to @rachelgriffithsofficial & @michellejpayne_ for steering me with such pinch-me-I’m-dreaming material and @cdsymons and Pete Pattison for teaching me how to ride. 💗
teresapalmerSometimes I look at myself in the mirror, weary face, creases by my eyes and I think holy shit I’m a 33 year old mother with three children and a step kid. How did that happen? When? It felt like just yesterday I was getting in to bars using my fake ID and drinking Bacardi breezers with my high school mates. Time is so funny. I always thought a 33 year old was SO old and boring and “parent-ish”, now that I’m here I still feel like that teenage girl just with more responsibility but my spirit is the same. I realise I just didn’t really understand how cool and full my parents lives were outside of being mum or dad. I still have that adventurous, mischievous, silly, goofy spirit and I hope I maintain that until I’m more wrinkly than not. #sleepymusings P.s on a random note, I want all the babies. #cluckcluckcluck #bestthinginalltheland
teresapalmerWaaaait??!?!? @ridelikeagirlmovie NUMBER ONE AUSSIE FILM OF 2019?!? Thank you Australia for going out and supporting great Aussie filmmaking 👏 @rachelgriffithsofficial @richardlkeddie and for getting behind one of Australia’s true legendary tales of courage under fire, perseverance through adversity, a film filled to the brim with hope, love, passion, commitment, celebration, achievement, triumph and heart. @michellejpayne_ you really are something and Australia is showing up in waves to see your story. Couldn’t be prouder. Thank you all for your support! We are absolutely blown away by the word of mouth and all the love being thrown in our direction 🌟 🐎 @transmissionfilms @morris.genevieve
teresapalmerIt’s ya birthday and I love you @missbrookestone making me laugh since my very first days stateside. Thanks for being my roomie on the regs, watching true crime shows with me since before it was a “thing” and dreaming up the hubbies and kiddos we would have one day (look at us now! 😮) you’re so special, we love you Brookie 💗
teresapalmerA couple of bleary eyed, up mosta the night, thirty somethin year old parents of three very young children.. and I wouldn’t have it any other way (except maaaaybe a sleep in every other day) love having a partner in the trenches with me #spotpoet #canwestillhavemoreplease
teresapalmerHappy birthday to one of my best friends @swrightolsen, there’s no one like you; you’re full of love, joy, laughter, adventure and wisdom and you journey through life with both grace and ease. A remarkable mother and friend, a true inspiration. What a blessing it is to get to enjoy life with you and raise these babies alongside each other. This is what dreams are made of 🌷🧚♀️
teresapalmerOur ⭐️ @stevie.payne! #Ridelikeagirl opens THURS across Australia!! Overwhelmed by the positive response to our film and @michellejpayne_’s story! An absolute career highlight for me. Go check it out guys xx
teresapalmerA tender moment captured beautifully by @darren_mcdonald for @bazaaraustralia 💗 Another @ridelikeagirlmovie post from me because well.. it’s a movie that really needs to be seen and by many, @michellejpayne_ is a hero and her story will be one of the greatest inspirations to young women globally. Our film, based on Michelle’s life, is touching all those who have seen the screenings, with standing ovations in every one of the Australian premieres so far 😭 It’s been overwhelming and truly moving to know that Michelles courage and triumphs are resonating. So proud. So so proud of all and especially of you @stevie.payne (you scene stealer you!!) Well done @rachelgriffithsofficial for understanding the importance of this tale and bringing it to our screens so effectively. Lovely review by @moviehole link in my bio. Take your friends, kids, family members and make a day of it! out September 26 in Aussie theatres 💗🐎 p.s bring your tissues!
teresapalmerMe and old mate Tigi from Templewood riding school in Adelaide circa 1995 ish, I rode him every Saturday as a young girl 🌷Watch me get back on the horse in @ridelikeagirlmovie coming in 11 days to an Australian cinema near you! 🐎 💗
teresapalmerHorse Whispering like you ain't seen yet, with me..obviously. For @bazaaraustralia @ridelikeagirlmovie 🐎 hey @michellejpayneracing I got it, right??! #yourewelcome #gonnariiiidetillicantnomore
teresapalmerHarper’s Bazaar Australia is out now! Honoured to be on the cover chatting about @michellejpayne_ and @ridelikeagirlmovie among other musings. This made me chuckle.. “One of the senior agents at William Morris (mega-agency WME) reminded me the other day of the first time I walked into the agency at age 18-just new to Hollywood-and announced to a packed room, ‘I’d like you all to know that first and foremost my priority in life is going to be being a mother, and acting will be second’”. 😂😂😅 Read this and more in the October 2019 issue @bazaaraustralia
teresapalmerSo honoured and proud to be @bazaaraustralia’s October covergirl, an issue that celebrates gender equality and trailblazing women such as @michellejpayne_ who beat discrimination to go on to win #themelbournecup. Loved this shoot and the whole team involved, what an important topic to bring awareness to. Thanks to Harper’s editor @eugeniekelly and all @ridelikeagirlmovie for making this happen. On stands from September 9.
teresapalmerOh my middle child 🌷 wildly independent and sweet natured. He will take himself off to a corner and play for as long as we let him. Loves his mummy, rough and tumble and being silly. He doesn’t crave attention, likes observing and will take a little longer before jumping in whole heartedly with new friends but when he does he is as committed as they come. His whole world is Bodhi, they are two peas in a pod which is one of my most beloved things in life. What’s your second born like? #forestsage
teresapalmerThank you to the whole team @ridelikeagirlmovie and to @michellejpayne_ for putting her trust in me. Such an incredible story. Watched it again last night and we are all cried out in our household. Grateful and inspired. Hitting Australian cinemas September 26th. Well done @rachelgriffithsofficial 💗 #dreaming
teresapalmerThis little lime number was one of the items we picked up at Lobethal Lights last year in the Adelaide Hills. Every year in the town hall down the back on the right hand side is a little stall called K Crafts. It’s run by a lovely grandma who spends her days knitting the most divine jumpers, onesies, beanies and hats. For the past 5 years we go and see her and buy things for our kids and friends. We leave with bags filled to the brim. All the hand knitted stuff you’ve seen on my kids were lovingly knitted by her. Oh the pain that we will miss out this year whilst we are in Wales, but do go visit her if you’re in Adelaide and say hi from me, her stall alone is worth the trip but the pretty Christmas lights are gorgeous too 💕 #thinkingaboutchristmasalready #thelittlethings #adelaideproud
teresapalmerIt’s Red Nose Day which means a lot of silly fun for a very serious topic. Every year in Australia more than 3,000 babies and children die suddenly and unexpectedly. We are losing them to miscarriage, stillbirth, and SIDS, among other things. This is a devastating number. 9 precious children a day.
Together, we can make a difference. In the last 31 years, Red Nose has made significant progress and there has been an 85% decrease in sudden unexpected infant deaths. But there’s still more work to be done! Funds raised go directly to critical research and education programs. Make a donation or purchase a red nose and help get this figure down to ZERO. Visit rednoseday.org to learn more.
#rednoseday #howmanyistoomany #ninetozero #childloss
teresapalmerTo my 1,000,000 followers!! 🎉 I want to say THANK YOU to you all! Followers seems like a strange word to use because that’s not what it feels like to me. You guys are all members of a community that I highly value and cherish. I love hearing your perspectives and following along with your lives, witnessing what brings us together and seeing how we are different. Often we focus on the negative aspects of social media but today I’m celebrating the positive side of expressing ourselves through social networks. I am so grateful to each of you for the impact you’ve made on my life, together we are stronger and we can use our passions, connections and dreams to continue to drive forward, inspiring each other to dig deeper and create change. Less suffering, conflict, division and hate more love, acceptance, understanding and compassion. From the bottom of my hearts thank you. I love you, keep going 💗🙏
@loveyourzenlife @yourzenmama @lovewell.earth @markwebber @cottononfoundation @rspcasa #savearth #beahelper #bethechange🌎 photo by @stuartlkerr
teresapalmerHappy #worldbreastfeedingweek 💗 this year’s theme is Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding. This week, as countries around the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, @unicef and @who are calling on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding. ————————————————
Family-friendly policies are particularly important for working parents. Mothers need time off from work to recover from birth and get breastfeeding off to a successful start. When a breastfeeding mother returns to work, her ability to continue breastfeeding depends on having access to breastfeeding breaks; a safe, private, and hygienic space for expressing and storing breastmilk; and affordable childcare at or near her workplace. —————————————————
I’m lucky that I’ve been able to breastfeed my 3 babes as well as tandem breastfeed babies 1 & 2 and then again currently with babies 2 & 3. I love nursing my children but I also acknowledge the mothers out there who have really struggled with initiating and continuing a breastfeeding journey with their babies. I talk more about this and my own experience with nursing my children in a video over on @lovewell.earth Head over to our Instagram to watch the IGTV video with me and my little chunker Poet! 💗
teresapalmerAll the laughs all the time with @cassandratkerr Happy Birthday you beautiful woman and best Aunty to my children!! You have the kindest heart and most generous spirit, you brighten our lives every day 🌈 Randomly so many of my favourite people are the 🦀 (@markwebber, @kathrynmason01, @phoebejtonkin, @danielahearn_ ) feeling happy and blessed 🎈 🎈
teresapalmerOh we love you, what lucky ducks we are. Happy birthday to my divine pinch-me-I’m-dreaming husband. We couldn’t ask for a better person to adventure through all the colours of life with 💕🤗🙏 @markwebber