Motherhood - it’s a wild ride, isn’t it?

It starts with the sweet feeling of tiny fingers wrapping around yours, the frantic changing of diapers, and the constant worry over every sniffle and sneeze. Sleep becomes a luxury, replaced by a fierce love that fuels you through the exhaustion.

Things change quickly. Soon, you’re fretting over the outfit hidden under that oversized coat as they head out with friends, your heart both thrilled with their independence and a little sad at the fading need for your constant presence.

Runny noses transform into broken hearts, the kind that only a mother’s hug can mend. There’s a bittersweet joy in witnessing their triumphs – the wobbly first steps, the winning tennis match – and a deep ache when they face setbacks, scraped knees, or rejections that sting your heart just as much.

The guilt is a constant companion. Am I doing enough? Am I setting them on the right path? The questions circle endlessly, a nagging doubt you fight every day.

But through it all, you grow too. You learn alongside them, navigating uncharted territories together. You don’t have all the answers, but love propels you forward. It guides you as you face every challenge, pushing you to be the best mom you can be (and carrying the nagging feeling that you could be doing more).
Motherhood isn’t about having all the answers. It’s about showing up, heart open, ready to learn alongside your child. There will be messy moments, and tears shed on both sides. But grace, that quiet strength born from love, will carry you through.


With love,

Give Yourself Grace

From photos on social media to curated highlight reels, the perception of perfection is nearly everywhere you turn. With that as a mirror to the world, it’s easy to be hard on ourselves when we “fall short” of those impossibly high standards.

The truth is, no one is perfect. And, striving for perfection often leads to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Giving yourself grace is the key to a happier, more fulfilling life.

  • Embrace your imperfections, acknowledging that they make you uniquely human.
  • Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you extend to others.
  • Celebrate your successes and learn from your mistakes without dwelling on them.

By practicing self-compassion and accepting that you’re doing your best, you’ll find greater peace, resilience, and joy in life.

Hatch Restore 2 Dream Machine

Getting a restful night’s sleep can be a challenge during certain stages of motherhood – and, let’s be honest, life in general. But we all know quality sleep is vital for living a life with energy, vitality, and overall well-being.

Thankfully, I’ve found the Restore 2 Dream Machine from Hatch.

It has built-in sleep sounds that promote a more restful night’s sleep and a gentle sunrise alarm that makes waking up and getting ready for the day as serene and refreshing as possible. It’s an essential part of my self-care routine – and a beautiful addition to my bedroom.

A Love Letter to All the Mamas

Moms don’t get enough love. Too often, they’re the unsung heroines, tirelessly supporting and nurturing their families without the recognition they deserve.

In this heartfelt episode, I’m showing my love for all the incredible moms who deserve to be celebrated more than once a year. Allow me to shower you with the gratitude you deserve; perhaps you’ll be inspired to show that same care and appreciation to yourself. This is my love letter to all the mamas.


// TheEDIT

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