In celebration of everything related to Mother’s Day, I’m here for some more real talk, all thanks in partnership with my friends [and fellow mom-lovers] at Evereve! [P.S. if you’re still on the hunt for major Mother’s Day swag, check out their tried and true Mama Tees online HERE.]
Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I plan on diving into more personal stuff–letting you get to know the girl behind the blog… the goodness I love to publish, and in turn, the types of posts I have found that resonate with so many of you walking through the same “season” of life, too.
With that being said, we’re all unique… created differently and that’s absolutely worth celebrating! I use this outlet to spotlight some of the things I love most and to share with you–the incredible women who brighten my day more than you’ll ever know. Here I go getting all emotional again 😉
Today, I’m spreading the happiness with a few of the things that make me feel most alive and myself… spending time outside, lunch dates with my girlfriends, quality time with my little ones, hitting it hard in the gym–the list goes on and on. Making that mental list of little “happies” can cure a bad day though, so don’t discount the important of having those joys in life–it’s a great reminder when things don’t go your way.
You know I relish everything and try to enjoy all this world has to offer. We’re only given one life and I’ve said this countless times before—I don’t intend on wasting one second of it and my most important advice is to live without regret! In this day, it’s so important to remain true to who you are and never once apologize for being your authentic self. And just like my tank says, “Don’t Mess with Mama”.
I’m thankful I’ve been given the opportunity to play many roles… entrepreneur, friend, daughter, and wife–but most of all, I’m thankful that I get to be a mom. Raising little girls during this age of women empowerment is uplifting and something I don’t take lightly and it’s a sentiment my greatest mentor in life instilled in me from a very early age. I want Caroline and Carson to be proud of who they are, to see that you can be a mom and have a career, and that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to. Somehow my mom managed to do it all when I was growing up… to this day, I don’t know how she was able to create that work/life balance and still be present for every dance recital, softball game, dance team show, etc… but I think her work ethic and strength helped mold me into who I am today and that’s something I am so beyond grateful for.
I’m constantly asking C+C what they want to be when they grow up… whether they end up acting as a high-powered Vice President in corporate America [like their Mimi did for years], running their own business [as I am doing now], or if they decide to be a stay-at-home-mom [just as their Gran did for her kids and grand-kids], I want them to realize each and every role is important and as long as they are happy, that is truly all that matters. Always be yourself and don’t let anyone dampen your spirit because you are AMAZING–remember that always and keep reminding yourself of that each day, even when things are tough and you’re being tested.
To all those moms out there, I salute YOU ladies… the days are long and the years are short, but celebrate what you do, day in and day out, and let your loved ones spoil you a bit, too. You completely deserve it friends. Happy early Mother’s Day from me to you OXOX