4 ways to Keep Your Cute in Motherhood
I’m not big on holidays, but Mother’s Day has a special place in my heart for obvious reasons. Every Mother’s Day I try to make it a point to celebrate the women in my life, even more than I normally do, and to embrace myself as a mother in a new way.
I like to take time to reflect on the past year of motherhood; how it has changed me, how I have changed it, and where I want to go in the future. I think it’s important to reflect proactively and set goals on these things throughout the year and not just on days like New Years Eve. So, Mother’s Day is my day for reflection and celebration of this area of my life.
This year, Honor is a little bit older and motherhood is shifting from toddlerhood to more independence for her and for me. It’s an interesting pill to swallow. Although I miss the days of her being so little, I also think it’s so good for my own self development to expand the reach of my own goals and things that bring me happiness outside of motherhood.
In honor of Mother’s Day this year, I’m sharing 4 ways to Keep Your Cute in Motherhood.
1. Forget everything you thought you knew about “mom clothes”
Honeys, just because you are a mama, doesn’t mean you have to wear mom jeans. You are one bad mama jamma and you deserve to flaunt those curves. Even on my jeans and a tee type of days, I want to feel good in what I’m wearing. Your outfit can make or break your mood! If you’ve been reading along with my story for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about Liverpool Jeans before. They aren’t your normal mom jeans, and honey when you slip them on, you’ll get your groove back instantly.
I love them because you can style them up or down, and either way you’ll be rockin’ your best self. They fit amazing, are long lasting, and can hold up to all of my mama adventures without the dreaded “mom jean” stereotype attached to them. Get you some.
2. Stop letting other people’s ideas of motherhood define yours.
There is no vibe killer as quick as comparison. It steals your joy and your ability to rock your best self in motherhood. Your version of motherhood is exactly what you need it to be. Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing – just do you honey. There is nothing cuter.
3. Give in to self-care.
Are you sick of me preaching it yet? I hope not, because I know without a doubt it’s one of the best tools in a mama’s arsenal. Giving yourself time to yourself, or to giving yourself permission to do something that will make your life easier, is the ultimate gift. Gone are the days of feeling like we have to sacrifice everything we are for motherhood. Newsflash – mothers who love themselves are the cutest.
4. Get silly with motherhood.
Honor straight up looks at me sideways on a regular basis, but the girl loves it. If you take yourself too seriously, they will take everything too seriously too. Remember that childhood is supposed to be a little magical, and it’s okay to be a little silly with them. It won’t make them respect you less, I promise. Let your hair down, occasionally, mama. You can still be a tiger mama where it counts.