The reality star has officially returned to social media, and she's making up for lost time
After taking an extended break from social media in the wake of her terrifying Paris robbery back in October, Kim Kardashian West has officially returned to her various platforms to share family snapshots, possible new Kimojis and, of course, a perfectly lit selfie.
The reality superstar, 36, broke her extended silence last week with two family-centric posts on her website and Instagram accounts, and in the days since, has shared quite a few more glimpses into her life post-robbery. After updating her Twitter and Instagram profile pictures, she posted a sweet home video of her family, which featured footage of her cuddling with husband Kanye West, going snow tubing with daughter North, 3, and showing son Saint, 1, taking his first steps.
Along with the video — which she shared a few hours later on Twitter, to the delight of her fans — Kardashian West posted an Instagram photo of herself with West and their children, wearing matching white outfits, which she simply captioned, “Family.”
The next day, she posted another photo to Instagram, this time featuring herself holding Saint, alongside the heart-filled caption, “My son.”
Later that day, she officially returned to Snapchat with two of her now-signature type of posts: a shot of her artfully destroyed jeans, which she captioned “Torn,” and a selfie. The snapshot, which she noted was her “first selfie of 2017,” shows Kardashian West with her mother, Kris Jenner, throwing up a peace sign and rocking a lip ring that she was first spotted wearing at the family’s Christmas Eve party.
Later in the week, Kardashian West made up for lost time by posting more adorable photos of Saint and North to her website and app, offering even more glimpses into what family time at the Kardashian-West household is like. In one picture, North, wearing a white sundress, offers her hand to lead her little brother, wearing a tiny red sweatshirt and pants, while in another, she and her father goof around outside.
Kardashian West followed that up with another photo of her children, in which Nori appears to be tending to her baby brother; this one is captioned with heart emojis.
Of course, since no Kardashian West social media spree would be complete without an artfully composed photo of the reality star herself, she also posted a picture of her gazing down at Saint, while he plays out of frame.
In addition to giving fans some insight into Kardashian West’s sweet home life, these new photos seem to be hinting at a new style phase for the reality star, one that features waist-length, straight hair, relaxed clothes and some edgy accessories. (Fans shouldn’t stress too much, though: there’s still plenty of her signature “lampshading” to be found.)
In the weeks since her return, Kardashian West has offered followers even more glimpses into her personal life, including tweeting about dealing with psoriasis on her face, and cheering on her mother, Kris Jenner, while she hosted a Golden Globes pre-show on E!
Mostly, though, she has been posting photos of herself and her family on her social media channels and on her website. The snapshots include pictures of West eating (captioned with, of course, a blonde-haired emoji), and ones of her watching Saint and North play.
“Taking time off after the robbery has really changed Kim. And for the better. She initially was just too shocked and traumatized to deal with anything but her kids,” a source tells PEOPLE. “As time went on, she realized that she actually loved her slower life. She feels very grateful that she has been able to spend the past few months just focusing on her kids. Kim thinks they are growing too fast and she has enjoyed spending more quiet time with them.”
That “slower life” has been evident in the photos that Kardashian West shared recently, most of which featured her son, Saint, as he crawled on the floor and played with his father.
Of course, there was a glimmer of the old Kim present in her social media spree: On Wednesday, she posted a snap of her husband inspecting her famous backside, which she jokingly captioned “He always has my back.”
It’s good to have you back, Kim. Instagram just wasn’t the same without you.