A Kid At Heart


Being a kid at heart is not a question of age, but more so a question of spirit. I would consider myself a happy person and please don’t mistake my “being a kid at heart” as immaturity. I hear this all too often, as adults, we have a lot of responsibilities that we oftentimes forget to be a kid at heart. We always run from one thing to the next. However, raising my two boys has taught me one thing: To let loose sometimes. As I watch them being carefree, happy, and innocent in nature I cannot help but wonder: When did we forget being a “kid a heart”?!

Smile and the world will smile with you.

My two sons, Kingston and Jaxson smile all the time. They are especially sweet when they both wake up in the morning. The first thing they do (when they see mommy or daddy) is smile. A smile carries love and children smile because they are truly happy, as their lives are not complicated or filled with much responsibility. My boys find joy and happiness everywhere. They inspire me to be just like that. Just as Charlie Chapman once said: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Everyday is a fresh start.

Have you ever hold a grudge against someone? Something happened and you simply couldn’t forgive that person? I think we all experienced it in one way or the other. However, have you ever noticed that children have the uncanny ability to see every day as a new beginning? When my oldest son Kingston gets upset about someone it’s typically just for a period of time. The next day, they are best friends again. He forgets about the past easily and doesn’t hold grudges. So, the lesson is: It’s never too late to forgive and start all over.


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Being fearless and carefree.

I love the fact that both my boys have the most amazing ability to be carefree and fearless. They are limitless and have no boundaries because they are not yet confined by the fear of shame or failure; they do things because they just don’t know any better. I tend to worry a lot, worry about what others may think, etc. and yet I realize how silly it is. I’m trying to simply embrace what life has to offer now—in a carefree and fearless manner so I can be unstoppable.





  1. June 4, 2018 / 1:54 AM

    Those boys are lucky with a mother like you!

  2. Simone
    June 4, 2018 / 5:38 AM

    Actually we can learn a lot from our kids, although we’re adults and we have experienced a lot. That nonchalance we should adapt a bit more regularly and don’t think too much about what happened. I do agree Vanessa that smiling is vital and keeps us healthy.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  3. June 4, 2018 / 6:03 AM

    Oh Vanessa, this is precious..your words, your message and the darling photos! Children are truly magic and when they smile, my heart melts every time! Have a wonderful start to your week babe!

  4. Cora
    June 4, 2018 / 9:57 AM

    Yes indeed…Smile and the world smile with you…Have a good start in a week…

  5. June 4, 2018 / 12:35 PM

    I am a very happy-go-lucky person and people sometimes consider me… younger than I really am. I don’t think I hold a grudge for a long time, usually my anger passes within a week, but I know a lot of people who are way too serious than they should be. Kids have a way of expressing mostly positive emotions. Your post is very true.

  6. June 4, 2018 / 12:37 PM

    OMG I love theses pictures with your cute bike and your cute sunglasses !
    I also believe positive things happen to positive peoples.
    Such an inspiring article;

  7. hellohilloryrenkema
    June 4, 2018 / 1:16 PM

    Omg how cute are you?! Love love love these sunnies on you — and all of the adorable pictures from this post!




  8. Amy Arnold
    June 4, 2018 / 1:50 PM

    Such a fun post and photos! Definitely an attitude and these are great tips!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. June 4, 2018 / 2:33 PM

    How fun and also an inspiring post. I love your outfit and the shoot looks playful and charming. <3/Madison xx

  10. June 4, 2018 / 2:56 PM

    You’re very right, some people are old at an young age and some people are young at an old age. This looks like such a fun shoot I love this look! Thanks for sharing


    The Grey Canvas

  11. June 4, 2018 / 4:43 PM

    These photos are SO cute! I love biking in the summer. So much fun, especially when you have a cute bike!
    Hope you’re having a great start to your week


  12. jane
    June 4, 2018 / 9:05 PM

    I am always a kid at heart
    I still used to love the things I am doing before

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  13. June 5, 2018 / 9:59 AM

    Such an inspiring post babe, just what I needed to hear , thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  14. June 5, 2018 / 4:19 PM

    I really loved this post and totally agree with you. I don’t see “being a kid at heart” as immaturity! Life is short and you should have as much fun as possible and cherish every second.

    Lots of love, Miri

  15. Fashionably Idu
    June 5, 2018 / 5:50 PM

    I often say I am a kindergartener at heart cos my 5/6 year old students keep it that way. This is so cool girl!


  16. June 6, 2018 / 1:03 AM

    These are beautiful photos,a nd such a great post! It’s true, kids have a way of looking at the world that reminds us to take things a little more relaxed. I am always learning from my boys ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  17. June 6, 2018 / 7:37 AM

    Adore these photos of you & that bike is the cutest! Love biking in the summer time!

    xo, Steph | UrbanBlonde.com

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