Mother’s Day has become one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. I think growing up it was just another holiday and telling/showing my mom how much I love and appreciate her. But, as I’ve gotten older…especially since having my girls, it has taken on much more meaning than that.
My mom is seriously the most amazing woman I know. Anyone that knows her story is in complete awe of the amount of strength and perseverance one person could have. To sum it up shortly, she not only has been though the loss of my own dad when I was 16, but also survived through the struggles of cancer and losing my stepdad. Despite everything, my mom is the most optimistic, happy and sweetest human that exudes nothing but positivity.
It’s through her strength and perseverance that I am the woman and mom I have become. I sometimes have a hard time staying positive and seeing the reason/meaning behind something, but I can always count on my mom to listen, guide and support me no matter what. I have always had this feeling of knowing I could tell her anything, without judgement and always finding the positives.
As a mother, I feel like we’re always just trying to do our best to show our kids how important they are, continuing to teach them how to deal with adversity and how to be kind, genuine human beings. At least that’s my goal with my girls, and I feel like my mom always did it with such ease.
It’s not until now, being a mom, you know that it’s just a balancing act. Trying to figure out it all out as we go. Always asking yourself when to do what and what’s ok to say and do around your kids. It seems there are so many parenting tips, tricks, guides, do’s and don’ts that it’s hard to not feel like you’re always doing something wrong.
But, I want to tell you YOU ARE NOT! YOU ARE A GREAT MOM, you’re kids know you’re doing your best and love you every second of every day. They will remember those little things like reading them stories, tucking them in at night, getting up early and having their breakfast ready for them, sitting up with them in the middle of the night because they’re scared or not feeling well. They don’t know it just yet, but these are the things that are creating memories and habits on what being a great parent is.
Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target, sold out, orange and similar here here here // Shoes: Steve Madden, old, similar here here here // Aria’s Romper: Cat & Jack // Aria’s Shoes: Old Navy // Amelia’s Dress: Cat & Jack // Amelie’s Shoes: Old Navy
Thank you so much for stopping buy. I hope you had a great Mother’s Day with your family, or even in remembrance of your Mom. Keep up the great work!