Reflections on MOTHERHOOD
I was recently contacted by the ever lovely Marigold Modern boutique to be a part of their Mama Minute series. It is an incredibly beautiful store with an inclusive mission and I have always crushed on their eye.
I was lucky enough to meet owner Louisa Vann and Stylist, Dani Lynn at a luncheon hosted by Vincent James designer, Heather Sullivan, last week. Although the lunch was intended to highlight sustainability, we also chatted a lot about motherhood and parenting. Some at the lunch had many kiddos - always amazed by how effortlessly Heather mothers her 4 with ease - and others had not entered into this next step, but we had great conversation about parenting, being a child, and it was really inspiring and got me thinking.
Motherhood... you are the best and at times a beast, but I don't remember myself without you. May is always an emotional month for me. Another school year is ending and the kiddos are seeming older. I have fallen in love with their teachers and all that they do for my kiddos. I notice how different they are with new and different summer activities and sports and how much more freedom they require. It is absolutely heart warming and heart breaking simultaneously.
I feel lucky to be their mom. I feel so fortunate that we have open communication. I hope it will last through the teenage years and that they will continue to grow into the smart, caring, loving souls that they are.
Bottom line: I have never been great with change, but I have found with every year, I am really doing my best to give into it.