Posts from May, 2018
In this small series we get to know a bit more about the people behind some of the amazing instagram accounts that we got to know since starting Tellkiddo. This time we hear from Shanlynne Silverstre from Nashville who has the most inspiring account called @playfulmodernkids I always love how she dresses her two kiddos and how she takes unique pictures of their life.
Who makes you a parent?
My two crazy kiddos Adonay (age 5) and Adonis ( age 2 ) and on some occasions, my husband (age 23) the main reason for my gray hairs.
How has parenthood changed your home?
Parenthood has changed not just my home but everything about myself and my lifestyle. I was 19 years old when I had my first son Adonay , but ever since then my husband and I knew we had to change our ways . If we didn’t have our two kiddos so early, I don’t think we would ever have a home (my husband and I were on horrible paths when we were younger) so having kids helped us mature and have an actual “home”.
What gets you up in the morning?
I was hoping to say something inspirational, but the truth is my boys wake up everyday at 6- 7am even if they sleep late !! So it’s usually them jumping on me to get up or my husband’s alarm that goes off at 5am (team no sleep)
On a perfect picnic with the kids, what do you bring?
We never had luck on a perfect picnic (it’s either too hot or too cold) but I’ve had many attempts to making a “ perfect picnic “ . I think the setting would have to be the main part, it definitely has to be right next to the sea on a semi chilly morning. For food: a cheese plate, sparkling lemonade, and a ton of fruits! For entertainment: a magazine (for mommy) a kite and bubbles.
Do you have a favorite magazine you like to read?
My favorite magazine would have to be MilK ! But I would love to read a magazine that is diverse with mommies of different nationalities, sizes, and struggles. I feel like magazines aim too much to be perfect and doesn’t show the actual beauty and struggles of motherhood.
Who are the top 3 Instagrammers in your community right now?
@damin_lilly ( I love her color play and how she dresses her little one ! )
@bu.ku.ku ( l love following on her lifestyle and moody captures )
@repose.ams ( In-yeo is such a genuine person and has a deep passion with whatever she creates)
Thank you so much Shanlynne for letting us get to know you a bit better /Maria
This is what happens when I forget the props on the floor.
But a nice detail so it can stay on the product pictures I think.
In our house we have a rule, one thing in, one thing out. If we give it to charity or to friends, it doesn’t matter, but to not put things on a pile we came up with this idea. But something we stack in big piles is the kiddos art. I have such a hard time throwing out Sam and Michas paintings, they now have a wall in their room (as showed on the pictures) and one wall in the kitchen. I would not say they are amazingly good at painting, really not, it looks like any kids mess, but its something with kiddos drawings overall that makes it so good I think. Cheap art on the walls in this house ;)
I decided to do get to know a few of our instagram friends a bit more, and first out is
Linnéa Rolfssons @hemlikheter
Linnéa, you live in a house from the 80´s in Sweden together with your family.
Who makes you a Mama?
That they always feel free to be whoever they want to be and to love whomever their heart decides.
That no matter what choices they make in life, they will always be loved. Anything is possible.
To dare to dream. To dare to try. That there will always (ALWAYS!) be a bed and food availble at
our place should they ever need it.
How has parenthood changed your home?
It has certainly become messier since the kids moved in! Besides that our home has become a more important
place in some way. Especially our oldest child is very fond of home and likes it very much. Then it’s easy to
feel the same, and like your home even more, when you notice it’s so important for him. Since we became a
larger family we spend a lot of time at home and then it also becomes more important to create a home were
we feel at home and enjoy spending time.
Inspiration is both fun and important, where do you find your inspiriation?
In the past, I used to read a lot of interior magazines, but nowadays it’s absolutely Instagram that stands for
the inspiration. This time of year I get inspired by going out to big market-gardens to think and scout about
what I want in my garden.
Is there someone on Instagram or Pinterest that inspires you a bit extra right now?
I’m in a period where I want it a bit more calm and minimalistic at home, and then @bloggaibagis and
@elinodnegard are huge sources of inspiration. I’m in love with everything @emmelihultqvist creates.
Thank you so much Linnéa, so lovely to get to know you a bit more /Maria