Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Becoming a mother to my son Kingston was by far the best thing that has happened to me. He has given me and my husband so much joy. Our son was definitely a ‘wanted’ child. We planned to have a baby, and now our beloved baby boy is already 4 years old.
And now, ever since I started blogging full-time, I’m able to spend more time with Kingston. He’s growing up so fast – I’m well aware that one day my house will be quiet, my son will be grown, and I will be longing for the chaos. Times truly flies especially when you’re a working mother.
I once heard that if “you’re living in the same house as a baby, time moves slowly” but this certainly wasn’t the case for me. After my maternity leave I went back to work and time was anything but slow. I wanted to push the “pause” button so many times, and this my friends, is the real reason why I wanted to pursue blogging full-time. Not for fame, ego, etc. I wanted to work from home so, I can be with my son. As simple as that. Before I had a full-time corporate job, and my son had to go to a nanny. Even though we had the best nanny any parent could wish for it was very hard on me. There were times were I secretly cried at work because I missed my son.
I feel incredibly blessed to be Kingston’s mother. He’s my soul and heart. Motherhood truly is a gift from above. I’ve learned a lot these last four years but learning the true meaning of unconditional love was probably the most precious lesson I’ve learned and experienced. My love for Kingston has no beginning and no end. Always.
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I love this post! Kingston is beyond adorable and looks just like his mommy! He must love that he gets to spend more time with you! Seriously… such a precious post!
Pretty! Kingston is wonderful 🙂
What a lovely post! And what a stylish mother you are!
Love this post and your outfit!! Stunning! xo
Oh my gosh Vanessa Kingston is adorable! And what a mini fashionista he is! This post was so sweet- I don’t have any children yet, so I can’t begin to imagine what a magical bond it must be. He is so lucky to have such a wonderful mother 🙂 And it’s fabulous that blogging full time allows you to spend more time with him.
You are looking beautiful as ever too! The denim edging on this lace-up, stripe top makes it such a unique and cute piece!
Love the look! Great post and your son is adorable! xx
Ahhhh adorable. You have such a beautiful family. hope you’re well! and love the look as well. don’t you love A’gaci ❤️
I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE this post!! Kingston is gorgeous like his mama and the best part is all the love and kind ways of the world you will show him as I know he will grow being as kind and compassionate as you are!! Love both your outfits, beautiful pics of beautiful friends!!!
Awww so sweet! I may not be a mother but I can definitely feel how much you love Kingston! Kingston is soooo adorable, I really want to hug him 🙂 And too bad that I couldn’t meet you guys in NL:( Hope all is well with you 🙂 xoxo Vivian
Thanks for sharing such a personal post! As a mother of two sons, I totally understand the need to be home if possible. I did the same thing you did and so glad I made that decision as well. I know you will succeed as a blogger. I can tell you are amazing mother and a stylish one at that! Love this look and bag by the way. 🙂
love the pics!
Wow, I’m so glad you shared this with us! I know my mom was a stay at home mom when I was growing up and having her around meant the world to my sister and I! Kingston will definitely appreciate that you worked from home and were around more as he grows up!
Amazing pics with your boys, I have two!! And also my life is really change!
La Civetta Stilosa
Beautiful pictures but what an even more beautiful post. So inspiring and so well written. I’m so happy you get to spend more time with him now.
Sara Kate Styling
Aww, I loved reading this post- so sweet!! Kingston is adorable. I love you two so much!
This is BY FAR the sweetest post I’ve read from a blogger. You are a wonderful mother, and your son is so lucky to have you!! My parents were both working when I was young and there were many times I wished my mom stayed home! You are such an inspiration! You worked so hard to get your blog to where it is now and the reason behind makes it even more beautiful! You are beautiful, inside and out. So glad I discovered your blog! Please, continue being an inspiration to all of us!
V such a sweet and wonderful post! Your son is so adorable! Such a wonderful well written post!
Aww I can only imagine how amazing it is to be a mother! I can definitely see that you an awesome mom and so glad you now have more time to spend with him!
This is such an adorable post and love your outfit!
I had tears coming down reading this post. I can totally relate to this. I am a mother of two beautiful girls and they taught me a lot as well but unconditional is probably, like you said, the most precious one. Thanks for sharing this post with us. You are amazing.
Such a sweet post! Love seeing these cute pics of your son. That is a great pair of denim!
Straight A Style
It’s lovely that KIngston will always have this post to come to and read…I’m happy that now you get to spend more time with your lil’ boy and capture those magic moments….it aint easy as a working Ma…my sis owns a medical practice and has 3 kids and she told me that once with her first born, one day she really tried to come home early to read him a bedtime story but on that particular date, she was too late and he was already sleeping and she cried…I bet lots of mum’s have this…anyhoo Kingston is such a Gap Kids Ad waiting to happen, loving his lil cap back to front and his brown leather bomber jacket, very stylish indeed thanks to his Ma and Pa. Have a lovely wkend Bella! Xx
This post is so precious. You’re love for your son is so heavy and never ending. Motherhood is such a blessing. I’m blessed to know that feeling, too. Much happiness and love to you!
P.S. – I love how you don’t sacrifice your style and investment in yourself while with a little one. You look great!
What a sweet post, Vanessa! Kingston is beyond adorable and so wonderful that you get to spend more time with him now. Time goes way too quickly!
A Blonde’s Moment
Such a beautiful post! I one day will have kids. I am sure the feelings is nearly indescribable. I love that you work just as hard, being a mother is the hardest most rewarding job. My sister in law stays at home and takes care of her two kids, it amazes me how much strength she has as well. Love your outfit too!
XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com
this is so sweet! I love that v! You are fantastic!
Aw this is the sweetest post! I can’t wait to be a mom someday 🙂 Love your outfit by the way! Gorgeous!
What a sweet and heartfelt post! Your son is so handsome and I’m happy that you get to spend so much more time with him now that you’re working from home! Enjoy these special years!
These are the cutest words! We can feel on these pictures that you both are feeling so happy! That’s the most important! Have a nice day x
Vanessa, I teared up while reading this because this is such a heartfelt post, I can feel your emotion and passion in each sentence, beautifully written. I think it’s a wonderful thing that you’re able to be home with your son. I don’t have a child of my own yet, but my husband and I are definitely intending on expanding our family soon. Thanks for opening up and sharing your heart with us, I really enjoy these kinds of posts. While you are such an inspiration in style (I love this look, btw, those jeans….swoon) it’s also great to get to know you as a person, too! I hope one day we can meet 🙂 Sending lots of love and a huge hug your way, dear friend!
So incredibly sweet! He is precious!! I seriously can’t wait to be a mom someday!
Beauty With Lily
Love this post…so so special. I love that you get to work from home and spend time with him!! Hope you have a lovely day!! xo
Hola Vanessa, que fotos más bonitas !!! Estás muy guapa y el pequeño es precioso. Bss
I love how honest you are about motherhood. So many women don’t talk about how hard it is to balance motherhood and work. I don’t have a baby yet but I hope to in the next five years. I can’t imagine what it’s like to balance everything. Having a nanny does seem great but I would completely understand why you would cry at work. I really admire that you want to make as much time for your son as possible. He’s adorable and I hope soon you can be at home full time with him. 🙂
Vanessa, this post is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to sharing your thoughts. My son is 3 years old and I can totally relate to what you feel about motherhood. Beautiful photos. Have a wonderful day!
What a beautiful post Vanessa! At the end of the day, no matter how challenging, I am always reminded of how the love I have for my children is by far the biggest certainty in my life. Sending you lots of love.
Heidi || Wishes & Reality
This post really touched my heart. How sweet. You are an incredible blogger and mom! I truly admire you! You definitely chose right! So proud of you, and I know you will be successful, I mean you already are!
xoxo, Jasmin from Ohio
What an adorable photoshoot! 🙂 Love it!
Gosh, your son is so adorable. I hope that god bless him and he grow up to be the finest man ever.
This is such a sweet post with such beautiful photos!
Los dos estáis guapísimos!!!! Me encantan vuestros looks!!!
This is such a beautiful post and resonates with me as a new mother–I am so glad you have been able to blog full time now so you can spend time with your son! Time definitely moves too fast!! I want to hit the pause button too!
What a lovely post! I’m so touched by your words! Your son is adorable, I’m so glad you can work from home and spend more time with him. By the way, love your jeans, they are beyond cool!
Love the outfit
You look amazing anf you are one stylish mom
Such a pretty and classic look! I love the heels and striped shirt! 🙂
So beautiful Vanessa! Thank you for sharing such a lovely post. These pictures are very sweet and I’m glad that you’re able to spend more time with your son.
This was such a lovely and heartfelt post! Kingston is so adorable and photogenic!! Looks like you two have an amazing time together. I’m so happy that you were able to make your dream of working from home come true!!
This is such a heartfelt post Vanessa. It totally melted my heart. You’re such and inspiration and thank you for sharing this with us. Kingston is so adorable and I know he is happy to have you full-time too. I loved this so much.
Wishing you and your sweet boy unending blessings my love.
This is such a sweet and sincere post. Your son is so cute and I’m sure being able to be with your son more is the best reward. It’s truly amazing that you’re fortunate enough to be able to do all that through blogging full time.
OH, I’ve got tears in my eyes, because this is the sweetest post ever, and how adorable is your little boy!!!
As a fellow mom and blogger, I completely relate to this post. I had to opt for a nanny in the beginning stage as I had a very hectic load at university, and it brought me to tears everyday to be away from my first son. Now I’m happy to home with him and his little brother and to work from home in Ghana or Slovakia or anywhere in Europe that we happen to be.
You can tell I really recommend blogging, haha.
This is beautiful for so many reasons my V. It’s a tribute to your son, the person for whom your heart truly beats. It’s a tribute to the almost unexplainable depth of love and bond that a mother has for her child. It’s a tribute to family and how important this is to our lives. I loved reading it and knowing that your heart has eased with your transition this year into full time blogger and mommy. I’m so happy for you and Kingston. Loved reading this and love you even more!❤️❤️❤️
A special post…your Kingston is adorable!
Love, Marianna ♥
You are so sweet Vanessa! This post is so touching and I’m so happy for you! Loved the pictures!
This is so amazing Vanessa! I hope to have children one day and would love to be able to stay home with them! Such an inspirational story! But look at that little face! Who wouldn’t want to hang out with him all day! Have a great evening! xo
Probably my most favorite outfit you have ever done !! I love everything about it!
So beautiful – I love this post! Good for you for taking the leap to spend more time with your son. Enjoy every second love!
I love this post! Thanks for sharing a personal part of your life with us. Kingston is adorable and beautiful just like his mom 🙂 It must be so wonderful to be able to spend time with your son. Before you know it, he will be running out the door off to university!
I don’t have a baby yet but I totally understand what you mean a s a fellow woman and you made the right decision to be a full time blogger so that you can spend more time with that lovely bundle of joy who is so handsome. You look sexy and stylish, you are cool mum!
Great post! He’s such a cutie, and I’m sure he’s excited to have you at home full time!
I had Eve when I was 26 and for the longest time, it was just the two of us so you can imagine how close we are. Now that she’s turning 17, the lines between being mum and BFF are often blurry but I wouldn’t give it up for anything. She is my world 🙂 and you’re right. Time doesn’t go by, it flies by at the speed of light. In the mere blink of an eyelid, she’s grown so much. I don’t know how I’ll survive when she goes away to university (I may pack myself in one of her bags, shhh), she’s my world, as your son is yours xoxo