It’s not Friday, but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and what better way than to round up some of my faves from the past little while?
At the end of April we got this gorgeous dress handmade by my friend Lindsay (Check her out on Facebook & IG) I love her products and Little Miss has quite a few items from her. I’ll do a review soon!
How beautiful is this dance?
I helped out on Blue’s end of the year field trip to Ripley’s Aquarium Canada. It was AMAZING.
If you don’t have baby fever this video of moms meeting their babies for the first time will probably change that.
This post about mothers around the world is yet another reminder that we thrive best when we have our village to support u. Also check out this reminder that we’re all just trying our best, that there’s no one perfect way to parent. Do you, mamas. It will all work out <3
What are some things you’re loving lately? Let me know below, or link to your “Friday Faves”
Making mom friends is hard, in real life and online, especially if you have anxiety, depression or any other form of mental illness. Moms can be more cliquey than highschool sometimes, especially online, but sometimes you strike gold and meet a squad that’s amazing. I’ve been lucky to have struck that gold a few times during my online time. I think online moms get a bit of a bad rep. We’ve all heard about the crazy that goes on in mom’s groups. How the moms can be judgemental & make you feel worthless etc. And while that is absolutely true for some groups (in fact, one of my momsquad found that out the hard way) I think that some groups can be supportive and produce friendships that you never knew you needed. The momsquad I have right now is nothing short of amazing. They’re just a message away if I need anything, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to. Judgement free.
Why do you need a momsquad?
Motherhood wasn’t something you were meant to take on alone. Historically humans have lived in communities, turning to each other for care and support. I am a firm believer in “it takes a village to raise a child.” A child can only thrive when they feel cared for, and the same goes for a mother. We need each other. We need other mothers to reach out to when we’re worried, or when we feel like we are failing. We need someone to say “me too!” so we know we aren’t alone in our feelings. We need other mothers to learn from. Our villages may no longer be physical as they were in the past, but with social media we can be instantly connected to a village of our own. Sure, we have to weed out those that are negative, but when you do that you can find an amazing squad to call your own, and trust me – you need it!
Do you have a momsquad?
Tell us about them!
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I’ve been on a little blog hiatus. To be honest the last few months have been mentally exhausting. Some days it has taken everything in me just to get out of bed and do the daily things (making sure the kids are taken care of) as a result I have been a crappy blogger.
Things are starting to come around though! 🙂
On Sunday mothers everywhere will be gifted handmade cards and macaroni necklaces. Maybe they’ll even get breakfast in bed (and if they’re lucky it will even be edible). As lovely as those things are, here are some things she really wants for Mother’s day.