I know the end is coming. I can feel it. What started out as nursing every 2 hours has dwindled down to once or twice a day. Three times if I’m lucky. I’m ready but yet, I’m not. This bond we’ve created and shared for over a year now is one I never thought I’d have. I think about all the hours we’ve spent together and it’s crazy and beautiful and incredible all in one. You’ve changed me. You’ve allowed me space and growth that I’ve never experienced before. But truthfully, I don’t know how I feel about this journey coming to an end. I know as we are finishing this one chapter, it’s the beginning of another. It doesn’t make it any easier, but always I’m reminded that there is a purpose. -
My feelings are all over the place and then again they are steady. I know that you are becoming a little person already but it’s hard to accept. I’m holding onto these moments so tight within my grasp. Afraid that if I blink they might disappear. Even though this road we’ve been on has been anything but perfect, I know it leads to somewhere special. One of a kind. Unique. Beautiful.
Just like you.
I trust you to shift my world towards learning and blossoming into the mom I’ve always dreamt I would become.
You already have.
So, so much.
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Oh hey there beautiful, creamy, squishy back rolls. For the longest time I’ve spoken negatively towards you. Hid you under tight fitting shirts and squeezed you beneath a bra strap. Just trying to keep you snug so that maybe other people wouldn’t judge me. Why did I care? Why did I ever waste a single second thinking about words that were never my business to begin with? Maybe one day you won’t be there or maybe you’re here to stay, but either way it won’t change the love I have for myself. It took me a long time to learn that what’s on the outside, doesn’t decide the person you are on the inside. Only YOU can make the decision to be kind to yourself. Speak to your body and your soul the same way you would want to be treated. This goes for anyone and everyone out there—you are worthy of love. You are worthy of kindness, sympathy, softness and compassion.
I’m telling you that you are beautiful and that you deserve light and happiness just as much as anyone else, no matter WHAT it is that makes you different. Beauty is everywhere.✨ #effyourbeautystandards
HEY YOU. Yes, YOU!
I’ve come to realize that there is this huge misconception in our society that has been engrained in us at a very young age. That becoming a mom somehow makes you weak. That it debilitates you because of the entire process and how it changes your body. And it’s just not true. If anything, I’ve felt this new flow of electric running through me that never existed. There is absolute strength and power in the vulnerability of motherhood and it’s not something I’m going to hide. Everything that challenges you and changes you along this journey is only shaping you into another beautiful version of yourself. The old you is not lost. It has simply been transformed into a one of a kind, kick ass, take no crap, super hero of a woman that will blow your (and everyone else’s) mind.
And no matter what you are struggling with, you will get through it. Whether it’s breastfeeding, cosleeping, body changes, sleep training, stretch marks, PPD, bottle feeding, anxiety, doctors appointments or even just having the ability take a shower. Do not give up. Do not doubt your inner warrior goddess. Quit telling yourself you can’t do this, I know you can. I believe in you. You can do this. You can do this.
You. Can. Do. This!
Because YOU ARE STRONG.
Strong as a Mother.
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Someone has been testing me lately. The last few months, nothing has been going the right way. A brand new truck we just purchased was on the road for just a couple days before it broke down and still isn’t running after 2 weeks of being worked on. One of our guys was mowing a roadside when a trailer came by & ripped the front end apart of the mower. The next day, a window shattered in one of our trucks. Then a few days later we received a call saying one of our new employees shredded the sides of a rubber pond liner that cost over $200k. Thankfully everyone is okay, but how many times is stuff like this going to happen? You add being a wife, a mom & a full time student to the mix and you feel as if you’re drowning. I want to be everything for everyone, especially on here but it’s hard. After the life I’ve had, I always forget that I’m only 23. As much as I’ve wanted to keep it off of here, I can’t help but to share what’s been going on. Sometimes I feel like I’m in this never ending battle. The strong, fierce side of me moves passed the chaos and says “this is all part of it, Chloe’”. But the weaker, more fragile side tells me to just give up. Owning my own business has been my dream since before I can even remember. As a child, I used to pretend I was answering the house phone because customers were calling. I would practice how I would answer and even come up with fake problems I could resolve. I want this. I need this. It’s within me and puts fire in my veins to be better and give it my everything. But at what cost? We have money and then poof it’s gone. There’s people depending on us. Real people with real families and the pressure is real. It’s both what I want and what I fear the most.
I’m not sure where I was going with this, but I felt the need to explain just how crazy my life has been. Because maybe you get lost on here feeling like everyone’s life is full of bright white houses and perfection. While those are beautiful things that I wish I could say was my life right now—it’s not. But I know if we don’t give up, we can make it through this.
All of us. We will. We have to.
Is there anything going on in your life that you need to get off your chest?