28-Year-Old Mom Creates Magical World for Her Children Using Photoshop

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28-year-old blogger and educator, Vanessa Rivera, lives in Southern California with her family. She enjoys spending time with her three kids and making turning their lives into magical fairytales.

Vanessa photographs the kids during the day and edits the photos when they go to sleep. Photoshop is her best friend. See below why over 85k people follow her on Instagram.

I’m all about making my curly haired boy happy. So if he asks for a pet dinosaur to pull him along on his scooter then who am I to say no right? But on a more serious note, Xander learned how to ride his scooter just a few months before turning 2 and it has literally become his safety toy. He would literally go to bed with it if I let him. He rides it in the house all day. It’s how I get him to eat his veggies. And no one dare touch it or else 😳 He loves it so much that even though Santa brought him an upgraded scooter for Christmas he just prefers his old one. So I just had to document this toy of his because I’m sure one day he’ll outgrow it and I’ll wish he could still fit on it 💛 #12monthsofmabo2018

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What could possibly be a better way to make these 2 curly haired brothers smile on this fine Sunday morning? Super soft matching diapers and pillow rocket adventures with Beary of course! Although I may need new pillows after this 😂 #WHPsmile Super soft matching diapers by @adenandanais #ad #sponsored #adenandanais #supersoftdiapers . . . #parenthoodmoments #jj_its_kids #storytellingmama #wildandfreechildren #enchantedchildhood #pocket_sweetness #the_sugar_jar #inbeautyandchaos #livefolk #hurrayforplay #enter_imagination #creative_ace #ps_movement #folksouls #motherhoodsimplified #habitandhome #simplychildren #treasuringlittlememories #great_captures_children #momlifeisthebestlife #teammotherly #visuals_creatorz #ourcolourdays #ig_shotz_magic

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💡Giveaway!💡 (closed- congrats @the.life.of.ryleigh ) Last month she wanted to be a firefighter, the month before that a ninja, and before that a professional pie eater (oh Addy 🤷‍♀️). This month she wants to be an astronaut (ok now we’re talking 🙌) and so creating and math have been her new fascinations. So when she received her crate from @kiwico_inc with all kinds of science/engineering projects and games she was pretty excited! Now I’m giving one of you lucky parents a chance to win a 3 month subscription for your little astronaut or pie eater 😉 . . . To enter the giveaway simply: 1. follow @kiwico_inc and @the_life_of_aivax 2. Tag your mama and papa friends below in separate comments Giveaway closes on Thursday night. Good Luck! #kiwico #sponsored . . . #great_captures_children #hurrayforplay #creativesontherise #theartofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #celebrate_childhood #letthemexplore #let_there_be_delight #letsclicksoc #ps_movement #ig_humanplus #adobephotoshop #loveourbigkids #parenthood_moments #cameramama #littlefierceones #simplethingsmadebeautiful #nothingisordinary_ #beyond_motherhood #kids_unscripted #habitandhome #writeyouonmyheart #mynameismama #myphotoshop #acreativevisual #throughachildseyes #visual_creatorz #editgrammer

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I’m not sure what has been more difficult, giving birth to her or getting her out of bed in the morning for school 🤔 usually I have to drag her out of bed (literally) but this time I told her it was Valentine’s Day to which she sprung out of bed! I know I know I’m totally mean, since after she was dressed and ready I confessed to it not being Valentine’s Day yet but in my defense desperate times call for desperate measures and it was either that or a school tardy 🤷‍♀️ But now I can’t stop wondering why she was so excited for Valentine’s Day, hmmm I hope it has nothing to do with a little boy named Frankie 🤨 On a different note, I wrote a little poem on our morning adventures that I think you’ll enjoy!(link in my bio) #mymagicfloor Beautiful dress by @miannandco #gifted . . . #girlscreating #enter_imagination #whpwithlove #rosiehardychallenge #heart_imprint #theweekoninstagram #ourmoodydays #ethereal_moods #liveunscripted #recklessimage #makeitblissful #postitfortheaesthetic #theeverydayproject #kids_circle #atdiff_kids #jj_its_kids #childhoodunplugged #pixel_kids #the_sugar_jar #theeverydayportrait #treasuringlittlememories #celebrate_childhood #umh_kids #tsj_myvalentine #clickinmoms_love #lookslikefilmkids #bestofmom

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With these three I have learned what love is in its real form. It’s not just kisses, tickles, and bubble bath giggles. It’s sitting up all night to hold Indie upright to ease his congestion, it’s pretending I’m a train in the middle of the store to calm Xander’s tantrum, it’s watching the Little Rascals 59 times in a row because it’s Addys new favorite. This and so much more I do for love 💛 For every post with the hashtag #diorlovechain , @diorparfums will donate $1 to the WE Charity to help communities lift themselves out of poverty. So now I ask you, what would you do for love? I nominate @alexandriaslens @kweilz @loveandlarock @taraherron_photography @hellokatrinaaa #sponsored . . . #girlscreating #follow_this_light #whpmoveit #enter_imagination #photosinbetween #pr0ject_uno #livefolk #moodygram #illgrammers #magicofchildhood #infinity_children #folksouls #letthemexplore #thegraphicspr0ject #awesome_surreal #thecreativers #momswithcameras #main_vision #joyfulmamas #jj_its_kids #childrenseemagic #themindfulapproach #wildandbravelittles #igmasters #theartofchildhood #heaventhrumylens #illuminatechildhood #ps_movement

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I often get asked how I come up with our photo ideas, the truth is I don’t. I sit and observe them play, interact, make believe and I begin to draw a world around them. So the other day Addy was dancing around the living room in a new dress and I began to imagine the piano rising and moving with her. She dances quite funny but we’ll just pretend she’s got those elegant moves for now 😉 #whpmoveit @instagram . . . #ps_wild #creative_ace #ps_movement #igcreative_editz #creativegrammer #kids_of_our_world #takeheartmydear #pocket_sweetness #the_sugar_jar #magicofchildhood #letthekids #infinity_children #cameramama #celebrate_childhood #dearphotographer #best_children_photo #best_photo_kids #rosiehardychallenge #agameoftones #houseoftones #postthepeople #thatsdarling #watchthisinstagood #folksouls #recklessimage #mom_hub #my_magical_moments #creativeoptic

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Indie took his first steps the other day and his vocabulary has expanded so much in a matter of days. He is currently singing happy birthday to himself on the daily and then applauds himself with a yay after! 😂 He is also napping less which scares me because this may be one of the last sleeping photos I’ll get of him 😭 When did your babies stop napping? Please tell me never!! #mymagicfloor . . Gorgeous blanket by @francisandhenry who hand drew her balloon design and might I say created one of the softest swaddles ever! Just ask Beary! #francisandhenry #sponsored . . . #moodygram #ethereal_moods #dearphotographer #the_sugar_jar #enter_imagination #lookslikefilmkids #liveunscripted #mybeautifulmess #myeverydaymagic #abmlifeisbeautiful #magic_shots #lovelysquares #aquietstyle #feelfreefeed #nestingly #littlefierceones #candidslumber #acreativevisual #fatalframes #sombrebeings #magicofchildhood #moodyports #kidsmood #click_vision #thedarlingmovment #writeyouonmyheart #uniteinmotherhood

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🦄 Giveaway! 🦄 (closed- congrats @luciamtzgmz ) If there is one thing I hope she never loses is her combination of humor and sweetness. Today she said we should hide from the boys and eat chocolate in her room while we play. Then she went on to say not to worry because we’ll save them a piece too 😆 oh Addy I hope you stay like this forever! . . I am over the moon excited to partner with @daintycheeks and @elestory in their limited new collaboration of handmade magical unicorn dolls with beautiful matching dresses for little dreamers! To kick off this exciting launch, we will be giving one lucky winner a mommy-and-me ballerina set and a coordinating unicorn doll! To enter: ✨ 1) LIKE and SAVE this photo! ✨ 2) FOLLOW @elestory @daintycheeks @the_life_of_aviax ✨3) COMMENT with a magical experience you and your little(s) share! ✨4) TAG a friend (more tags, more entries)! Ends March 4th at 11:59PM PST. Open to USA and Canada only (Canadian winners will be responsible for covering the cost of shipping and duties if applicable). Winner to be announced within 24 hours of closing. Contest is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram Inc. Entrants are at least 18+ of age, release Instagram of any liability, and agree to Instagram's terms of use. . . . #holdthemoments #recklessimage #liveunscripted #click_vision #ps_movement #petitejoys #myeverydaymagic #solovelysofree #thesincerestoryteller #fashiondiaries #bleachmyfilm #rosiehardychallenge #theIMAGED #d_expo #girlscreating #visual_creatorz #bestofmom #infinity_children #pocket_sweetness #untoldvisuals #childrenseemagic #unitedinmotherhood #theheartcaptured #cmglimpse #magic_shots #wildandbravelittles #folksouls #moodygram #mynameismama

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Sometimes we need a little rain to appreciate the colors that brighten the sky after. My favorite color is yellow because it love the vibrant yet soft mood invokes on things. So today I’ll pretend I’m yellow despite the cloudy day. What’s your favorite color and why? Also I wrote a poem for those who’d like to give it a read (linked in my bio) 🌈 #mymagicfloor . . . #girlscreating #enter_imagination #rosiehardychallenge #heart_imprint #theweekoninstagram #ourmoodydays #follow_this_light #bestofmom #the_sugar_jar #pixel_kids #makeitblissful #recklessimage #kidsforreal #childrenoftheworld #unitedmotherhood #inspiremyinstagram #sombrebeings #forprettysake #acreativevisual #mybeautifulmess #thedarkpr0ject #artofvisuals #peoplescreative #ourcolourdays #theportraitpr0ject #portraitmood #rainbow

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