I've been thinking a lot lately about what makes a mom. What makes a really great mom? Lydia is approaching one. And I recently had a conversation with a friend about Lydia's birth. It was a medically required c section. She was breech, despite trying EVERYTHING including a version procedure to flip her. The friend looked at me in sympathy. As if I had “missed out” on some part of the mom experience.
I left the conversation thinking about all the things that vary in our mom experiences. Birth stories. Breastfeeding vs formula. Working vs staying at home. Using a pacifier. Sleep training vs not. Making your own baby food vs using store bought food. Cloth diapering vs disposable diapers.
As a mom, it is so easy to feel less than…..to feel as if you are not doing EVERYTHING.
But in my opinion? The mom experience? It's the middle of the night wake ups for months. It's the comfort after shots and during teething. It's the cuddles in the morning. It's the first time you hear the word Mama escape your baby's lips. It's inside jokes that mommy and baby share. It's the moment you catch them recreating your exact expression. It's the first smiles and the first hugs. It's the fact that no matter what your experience…..you are the mom. And you love your baby with all of your heart. Speaking of Mommas, one of my favorite mommas is the owner of Bmod Designs. She made these adorable pieces….you think they're cute together? I've also been mixing and matching them with basic tees…..so so fun! Bmod Designs features stunning pieces for stylish little ones…..and they're offering a $50 shop credit to one lucky reader. Enter away!
Welcome to Let it Shine! Welcome to the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years, we decided to rename our link up to something we felt was a better fit. Welcome to Let it Shine! Why the name? Because, we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine! We will be sharing our favorites each week here, and on social media!
/ Mascara Melodies / J Petite / Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board!