My wedding day was pretty memorable but if I’m being honest, the day I became a mother was the best day of my life. I finally felt like I knew why I belonged in the world and felt like this is what I was destined to do my entire life. The day my daughter was born, I felt a kind of love that I had never experienced before. I felt happier than I had ever been and completely terrified at the same time. Motherhood is by far the best part of my existence and it also comes with its challenges. Little did I know that I would worry so much about a tiny human. Little did I know I’d have to make extremely difficult decisions about her wellbeing. Little did I know that I would cry during each significant milestone out of happiness and also sadness and fear that she was growing up way too fast.
I have learned so much over the last two years being a mom. I have learned that as much as I would like to be, I can’t be with her every waking moment. I have learned that she is going to get hurt and there will be times I won’t be able to protect her as much as it breaks my heart if she even gets a scrape on her knee. I have learned that as much as I plan, research, and attempt, most days I am just Winging It and I don’t have as much control as I wish I did. I have learned to let the little things go. I have learned to let her try things on her own and learn through experience. I have learned that Raising Tiny Humans is Exhausting and I may never get a good night’s sleep ever again.
And now I’m pregnant with my second baby and I couldn’t be more over the moon. I love being pregnant and I love bringing more children into this world. Being a mom is such a beautiful privilege and child development is truly a miracle that I am fortunate to experience and help cultivate. Raising a toddler and a baby in my tummy is more difficult than I thought. Maybe it’s because I’m nearing the end of my first trimester and I’m feeling more tired than usual, but not only is Raising Tiny Humans is Exhausting, but Growing Tiny Humans is Exhausting! But I wouldn’t change it for the world.
What I do know is that I am doing my absolute best to Raise Good Humans and intend on dedicating my life to making sure my children are loved, happy, safe, fed, and educated. I teach my daughter to say, “Excuse Me”, “Please”, and “Thank You.” We go to church on Sundays and I teach her to pray and be thankful for her blessings. I teach her to be respectful, to share, and to give to others. I teach her to donate unused toys as often as possible and give to multiple charities during the holidays so she can learn to give back, be generous, and be humble. When she is old enough, we will volunteer to various causes and use our time, efforts, and capabilities to give to those less fortunate. I have taught her to be helpful around the house and to help with feeding and loving the family pets and to help with cleaning her room and helping me put away laundry.
Motherhood has provided me with a new network of other women that are also raising tiny humans. Motherhood is like an unspoken club and once you are in it, other moms accept you, just because you are a mom. We all have one thing in common and one aspect of our lives that we can all relate to; we are all raising tiny humans. We share ideas, we pour our hearts out, we shed tears, share adorable stories of what our tiny humans say or do, and we share the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it means to be a mother on the front lines and in the trenches. We share a unique bond over commonalities and we can relate to what each of us is going through. We may all go about it a little differently, but at the end of the day, we are all doing our best and love our children and only want the best for them.
There is a wonderfully dedicated and talented mom that I’ve recently met on my journey through motherhood. Her name is Sarah Komers and she is the founder of WeeStructed, a clothing company based in Southern California. We are both mothers with a passion for entrepreneurship and being present in our children’s lives. Sarah is the mom of three beautiful children and the head honcho of her successful business that began in 2013.
Sarah believes in three main principles:
-She believes in being as eco-conscious and earth friendly as possible
-She believes in designing, creating, and selling apparel with “soul”
-Quality is important to her and she won’t sell anything she wouldn’t buy for herself or her own family
Not only is Sarah a successful mompreneur and a mom of three, she also designs the most amazing clothing and accessories for children and adults. She has an “Exhaust-dad” men’s line, a women’s line, a maternity line, a teacher line, a mugs and housewares line, and a tiny humans line. Honestly there is so much to choose from, there is a perfect item for everyone’s style and budget. You will be doing yourself a HUGE favor by checking out her website by following this link https://www.weestructed.com. Buy something for yourself, for your tiny humans, or even for dad for Father’s Day! Run, don’t walk, you won’t regret it! Her tees are made of the softest cotton and are so comfortable. Her slogans are truth and so catchy and you’ll be proud to tote your items around so everyone else around you will envy you and want them, too!
I often take my Raising Tiny Humans is Exhausting travel mug with me to various places around town and I constantly get stopped by someone asking me where I got it and telling me a story of their own journey through motherhood. We all have stories and we all want someone to share them with, right?
WeeStructed is truly one of my all time favorite shops, even before I started my own business and became a blogger, I was a huge fan of the shop and followed them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/weestructed/. You can also follow along on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Weestructed/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/weestructed
And I am excited to announce that WeeStructed and I have partnered this week to give one lucky winner a prize package worth $100! Make sure you are following both of us on Instagram to find out all the details tomorrow!! You can find me @theparentologist and Sarah @weestructed.
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