Mother’s Day will be extra special this year. Mason decided to join us ten days ago to make us a family of four. It’s been a crazy ten days but I’ve been blessed to have my parents in town to help with the transition of taking care of two kids. Reality is slowly sinking in as they prepare to leave on Monday.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share a few thoughts on motherhood. I always knew I wanted kids but it was hard to imagine how much a child can really change and impact your life. I had no idea I was capable of loving like this and feel so blessed God has chosen me to be the Mother of these two boys. I can’t wait to see these brothers grow up together and the bond I’m hoping they will have.
Motherhood has taught me so much in less than two years. It’s taught me patience, how to operate on little sleep and how to live in the moment. Being a mom is all about wearing multiple hats and multitasking. Some days all I want is for the clock to strike bedtime as I try to cook, clean and keep a child entertained to avoid a meltdown. These are the days I need to remind myself the days go by quickly and I don’t need to wish them grown. Enjoy the days, even the crazy ones!
A few months ago, Ryan and I had a conversation about what we hoped our children would be like. Growing up in a world with social media, I plan to teach them the importance of connecting with friends and family in real life and not just over an iPhone or computer screen. I grew up with my Mom cooking almost every night and eating dinner as a family. Family dinners together without devices will be important to me. As a blogger, I love social media and have made so many friends through it. However, it’s important to take time away from that world and remember to live in the real world and the moment. Ryan and I also talked about how we hoped our boys will also be kind and compassionate. We live in a world with too many people judging others. Speaking of being kind and as a KIND snacks ambassador, I wanted to share how you can help vote for the limited edition KIND bar through their Raise the Bar contest. Anyone can vote here and the winning flavor will be announced in June. 1000 people who vote for the winning flavor will get some bars sent their way. After 9 months without a cocktail, I’m pretty sure I will be casting my vote for Sangria!
Wish me luck as my parents’ RV pulls out Monday morning!
Thanks so much to Jenna for capturing these special photos of my 41 week bump and Logan! Logan is not the easiest to capture on camera!!
Photography by Jenna Lynn Photog
Dress from Shop Rollick
Makeup by @makeupyoubeautiful
What stunning photos! I love everything about them. And thanks for sharing your thoughts on motherhood. Those two boys are so lucky to have you as their mom.
Thank you so much!! Jenna is such a talented photographer! The motherhood struggle is real but soo special!