Some days, especially on my bad ones, I swear my daughter hates me. She does this thing where she will smack you right across the face and as fast as she made the decision to do so, she gives you a hug with puppy dog eyes. You would think it was her hedonism from deep down that fuels the constant throwing of toys and random household items aimed directly for the nearest body part. Going out to dinner gives me enough anxiety to last a week and we can hardly get through a grocery shopping trip without a screeching meltdown. Day after day, I struggle. I go to bed with gut wrenching guilt and doubt that thickens the air I breathe, as if I wasn’t put through the ringer enough just trying to keep another human being alive. Being a mother is one of the hardest experiences I’ve ever endured, but yet, in the midst of it all, I prevail and press on. Life’s biggest lessons show themselves in the smallest ways. Patience, calmness, kindness, tenacity, sacrifice....grace. Each part shown throughout enchanted little tidbits of life that we all but seem to forget or rather, are too caught up in circling thoughts to realize. Slow down and listen. Let go of your preconceived ideas of what motherhood will be like, forget it all. It will never be that way, the way you’ve seen it in your head your entire life. This journey you’re on, that we’re all on, it’s going to take courage, strength, bravery and most of all, love. Take a step back and align with the those deeply rooted intuitions that’ve come to fruition from the billions of mothers before you. You are a force that can tremble the earth, move mountains and part the waves. From your crown, to your fearless eyes, the perfectly forged tiger stripes and the exquisite curves that cover your body—all serving as a gentle reminder that you are not broken, you are not battered, you are not unworthy. You truly are the foundation of life, hope, perseverance. You are all of the tiny moments of the good and the bad before you that have made you exactly who you are today:
And a damn good one at that.✊🏼
A while back I posted a blog on my favorite curvy jeans and you guys loved it! It’s amazing how little information is out there to offer moms a general idea of what’s on the market (from what I’ve personally found at least). So I have to ask, did you buy any of them? And if you did, what do you think?!
I’m so curious to find out if they “sparked joy” the same way they do for me. Also, how cute are these jeans?! They’re from @americaneagle and they’re in the blog post if you need more info on them!
And no this isn’t sponsored, I just know what it was like for me when I was in that first year of postpartum: feeling like I might not ever get to wear a decent pair of jeans again. I felt destined to live a life of saggy stretch pants that made me feel less than human after a while. But the times have changed and you deserve to look great and feel great, mamas! 💪🏼
You can’t put a price on comfort and I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t found a few of my favorite pairs. Things will never be the same. 👖
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Focused on renewal. Focused on healing. Focused on blessings and love and peace and the prospect of beautiful things in the future. -
Sorry if I’ve been quiet lately. Regular life has been consuming me and when anxiety fills my breath I have to choose my self care over all else. For the first time in my life I’m trying to learn how to trust. How to trust myself, how to trust the people in my life and trying to trust that what is meant for me just really is and that acceptance is a phase of growth.
I miss my community on here. I miss talking with each one of you and having that fulfilling connection on a symbiotic level. So hopefully most of you don’t dislike me since I’ve been MIA, but just know I do care and I appreciate your support so much! I just have been feeling heavy and guilty about ghosting everyone on here. I love you guys and I’m so thankful for those of you that’ve stuck around. What started as a pure, strong desire to resonate with other mamas turned into an app that can literally suck you into a plethora of emotions and mindless scrolling.
I have a lot of purpose in my passions and I can’t achieve my goals through my screen just yet. But I digress...I don’t want to just take the same pictures and post the same captions without their being a purpose. I don’t know what that purpose is and I find myself stuck/lost sometimes. I’m an overachiever but how do you swim in a ocean of overfamiliarity? Nobody can tell the difference anymore between who’s posting things with meaning or just the same pictures over and over again. The social media bubble has to pop eventually and I’m feeling it coming soon.
But tell me something, how are you?
What are some things going on in your life? Let’s use the comment section to vent. How are you feeling? How was your day?
For those of you that are even seeing my posts (thanks instagrams algorithm), what are some things you’d like for me to write about soon?
Sending you so much love and mom-boss vibes🤘🏼
Look around at the state of our world today. If body shaming someone else or even yourself takes up most of your day, then it’s time to open your eyes.
The purpose of our bodies is not to focus solely on them, but use them as a tool to help other people and our planet. If you took just half the energy you use on a daily basis to negatively obsess over all the beautiful ways that your body was made, that same space could be use to have a positive impact on ourselves, our families and friends and the world around us.
You’ve been trained both directly and indirectly from society your whole life to inherently spend every waking second distracted by the physical properties of ourselves rather than be woke about what’s really going on in the world.
It’s time to wake up. Your body is beautiful and today is the day that you learn to love it the same way you love any other person that is irreplaceable to you.
You have purpose. You have meaning.
Use it to spread good and let’s quit blindly living our lives while bad people make decisions about our futures and our children’s future for us. Beauty ideals and diet cultures want you to stay down, that’s what makes money. But girl, you have the POWER within yourself to look the BS right in the face and confidently smile and say NO MORE!
It’s time to live everyday the way it deserves to be lived regardless of size or shape or color. With LOVE and PURPOSE and CONFIDENCE: for ourselves, for our body, for our entire communities and for all the little eyes that are staring back at us waiting for their turn to follow your lead.