I never thought I’d be “that” mom who bought matching outfits for her daughters AND herself. Growing up, my mom used to dress my sister and I in matching outfits but it was the 90’s, we were seven years apart and I remember feeling so not cute and pretty mortified. But truth be told, 12 weeks into becoming a mama of two, I’ve officially become my mother! I’m finding the whole matching family outfit thing to be kind of addicting and fun! Who am I?!
Since I was almost entirely bald for the first year of my life (before my #bighairdontcare came in), my mom would spend hours hand-making me bows. Apparently, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because as soon as I learned Phil and I were having a baby girl, I couldn’t stop building up Naiya’s bow collection too. Thankfully, I’ve found so many bows I love online, I don’t have to spend hours making them myself (because those of you who know me best know that I would totally do that!).
How is Naiya already 11 months old today? When she was born, and people told me that the days would be long but the years would be short, they seriously weren’t kidding. I’m still in awe of this whole mom-ing thing. When we go out now and I see babies 0-3 months old, I can’t believe how giant Naiya has become next to them in such a short amount of time. Sharing an 11 month baby and mom update with you today as well as some of our latest Naiya photos because we just can’t stop snapping away.
Experts say that if you think of fear and worry as raw energy, you can actually learn to redirect it toward a more productive use. Since I’ve noticed myself becoming increasingly stressed trying to balance it all as a full-time working mom, I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. Likewise, if you’re looking for a way to channel your stress into something positive, this post is for you.