Happiest Mother’s Day to all! I’m spending today with my wonderful boys but missing my own mom as she lives in Chicago.
Being a mom is an incredible experience and I was so honored to be interviewed for Chicago Splash magazine on being a “Cool Mom”.
Louboutin Bright Pink Pumps (similar style steal)
Photos above from Chicago Splash (see the full interview here).
Any mom would say being a mom has changed their life. It’s an incredible experience becoming a mom but one with lots of learnings and tougher days. I’m lucky to have a great partner who does so much for the boys as well and fully takes care of them when I go out of town or when I need some time off. My boys are loving, kind, adorable little people who I hope I am molding into great men. The kind of love you receive from your little ones is like one that wraps around your heart and hugs it.
There are days were it is hard. The lack of sleep, breastfeeding, diapers, crying, tantrums, potty training, the days where you are waiting for 7:30pm so you can put them to bed and grab a glass of wine. But the really good days are plenty, time flies and all of a sudden you look at your little babies and they look like kids.
What I’ve learned so far in being a mom? Every mom is different and the best advice is to just do what you think is best. Don’t google everything, don’t listen to unwanted advice, don’t listen to unwanted criticism and be the kind of mom you want to be. Do ask for help, do ask for advice if you need it and do give yourself a break. And overall, don’t judge other moms. Everyone struggles and the last thing we need is to make each other feel bad. I struggle with balance, patience, and constantly put mom guilt on myself, I know that I’m hardest on myself. I want to always do what’s best for them. I have my own private struggles that I don’t advertise on my blog and instagram, but my kids are my joy and loves. I deal with struggles by taking time for myself and I feel more balanced if I take some time off. For me, I’m a better mom when I take some time to regroup, travel, see friends or even just a night out with girlfriends. That works for me.
I’ve been told I’m not like other moms, that what I do is not like other moms, I don’t dress like moms and I used to struggle with that feedback/criticism. But you know what? That’s right, I’m not like other moms because what does that even mean? I am who I am and my boys are loved. That’s what matters most. Be the best you can be and forget the feedback :).
I am a lucky and loved mom. I woke up today to fresh flowers and the sweetest notes. For you mother’s out there, I hope you give yourself a break and the day is filled with love.
To my own mom who has been the backbone to who I am. Thank you for your love and support and teaching me how to be a great mom. You are my inspiration and I miss you.
Chicago Splash interview of me here.