Hi Friends! A few posts ago I shared my undying love for florals (in case you missed it catch the post here) and how I am typically drawn to small-scale floral patterns since I feel like they require less of a commitment. However, here I am today telling you that I DECIDED TO COMMIT on this bold dress and I am SO HAPPY I did!
Okay, so the dress. It was love at first sight. I was a little wary because ASOS can be a total gamble and it was pretty cheap so I didn’t want to get my hopes up in case it was a lost cause upon arrival. Clearly I was not let down.
I was initially drawn to the dress because it was something that pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. I mean if the incredibly large floral pattern doesn’t counter everything I said in terms of clinging to small florals patterns I don’t know what does! BUT I’ve been working on getting more color into my wardrobe and despite the dress initially being a bit of a shock to the more subdued but equally appreciated pieces in my closet (gotta give some love to all the pieces in my wardrobe), I think it’s begun to feel quite at home there.
What’s up, loves?! I hope you guys had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I wanted to share something that’s been on my heart lately, a question that I’m asked a lot and not always entirely sure how to answer. How are you such a happy mom? It makes me feel a little bit weird because I’m not always a happy mom. And I’ll admit, there’s a little bit of guilt when I get that comment! My instagram feed and stories are just a piece of my life, and often times my highlight real. We are all moms though, trying to get through this crazy life in one piece. Despite what it looks like, we’ve all got a messy house and piles and piles of laundry. I’ve got the dirtiest floors you’ve ever seen right now with more food on them than in my kids’ bellies! I’ve got two insane toddlers, one creative little dreamer that’s harder than all the others combined, and a sweet 8 year old who is taking up so much time right now!
Life can be full. But it’s full for all of us!
So what is it that makes a happy mom? If I think about it, there are a few habits I’ve made over the years that have really helped me chill out and enjoy the ride. By no means am I even slightly implying that I’m a perfect mom. Motherhood is the biggest challenge and there is so much I feel I’m failing miserably at, but being happy is luckily not one of them. Here are some things that have helped me learn to be happy through the chaos and challenges of it all!
My mom always said, shaking her finger just like moms do, “I hope you have a daughter just like you one day”!!! Growing up I just wanted to be heard! And I pushed the boundaries, made up my own rules and just did what I wanted. My poor mother. She’s loved me and supported me my whole entire life, even when I wasn’t always deserving. But I guess that’s the beautiful thing about family. It means that you are part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life, no matter what.
Fast forward to today and sure enough, I’ve got a daughter JUST. LIKE. ME.