As a mother of two I’ve learned that raising kids is like a game of the highest stakes. We all want to do our best job possible and so we push forward each and every day—even if we face daily experiences that humble us, terrify us or even break us down. But here’s the thing about motherhood: As mother’s we can truly conquer anything if we realize that we need each other. Generations ago children were raised communally, and women relied on one another to thrive.
Preparing for Motherhood
I remember when I was pregnant with Kingston how I would reach out to all of my girlfriends who already were mothers. I needed their advice desperately. One I thing I knew from the beginning was that I did not want motherhood to be an isolating experience. It seems that we have lost the village that we so desperately need. And without acknowledging the truth—that motherhood is hard and messy and sometimes ugly—we isolate ourselves even more. But it does not have to be this way. I cannot stand it when women, i.e. mother’s start competing with another—like my child starting walking at 7 months, etc. Who cares? Each child develops in his/her own speed and that is totally fine. No need to compare each others children to one another.
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Helping Each other out
I am blessed to have this platform to share advice—you can listen to it or not. It’s truly your decision. Never do I ever want to lecture you. You do YOU and I do ME. But since motherhood is part of my life I like to share some of my experiences with you, as well as share some of my favorite products, etc. Which brings me to Evenflo, one of my favorite brands when it comes to all things baby/children related.
The Reason Why Baby Strollers Are Important
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What a nice baby!
Jaxson is so adorable..Kisses..
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What a wonderful stroller! You son is so cute. Have a terrific day Vanessa!
You too, my friend!!! xoxo
Sounds like a wonderful stroller! And I love that you use to platform to help out other mothers!
Thanks, Rach!! You’re the best!!!
Thanks for sharing this with us!! That stroller looks nice!
Thanks, Jennifer!! xoxo
Jaxson is just too cute for words! And what a great stroller, I love that its so versatile too. Thanks for sharing with us.
You’re the sweetest, Jackie! Thank you!
You son is so cute! Love the honestly about your blog post! Being a mom is the hardest job I’ve had indeed! xx
It is and the most rewarding, right? Sending love
It’s so wonderful all of the new safety things that help with kids nowadays!! And even just blogging, when you can get help from strangers!! We live in a wonderful world!
Thanks, Jodie! Totally agree! Xoxi
Such a cute post. Love your photos. My kids are big now and things have changed like newer better strollers but the competing mom thing never does. Enjoy your littles. It goes so fast.
You are an awesome mother, Vanessa! Go you!
I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing these beautiful photos! That stroller definitely sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
I love the photos, dear, and that outfit looks fabulous on you!
Motherhood is the best, most rewarding, amazing experience of your life, cherish every moment of it! Love this post and totally agree with you, investing in a good stroller is so important.
He’s just so cute!! And you’re a very stylish mom, love how you’ve styled the cape/scarf! Xx
Such a lovely post and great to hear that there are of course ups and downs as a mother – I can only imagine!! 🙂
Lovely pics too – loving your scarf dear ♥
You do motherhood well. Your son is too cute.
This is so good, and your little guy is just too handsome!
You’re a gorgeous mother and Jaxson is super cute!
He is so cute! I’m not a mother, but working as a teacher I know that taking care of kids is the most responsible job. We need to support one another and work together to make this place safer and better for the kids. Lovely photos, love your outfit<3…
I really enjoyed reading your post even tho I don’t have kids. I like learning and exploring different perspectives on life xx
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Such a cutie! I love what you said about not isolating yourself. I hope that when I have kiddos I can find a mama tribe to support me (or just listen to how tired I am!). Knowing you’re not alone in something makes a world of difference. And as a former nanny and child care working I KNOW how important a good stroller is haha. The ones that can turn on a dime are worth EVERY penny!
BTW, you look amazing and your little is too cute!
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It’s great that you had a wonderful support system on this journey. Thanks for sharing the great tips.
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Such an inspirational post! Thank you for sharing it with us<3
My kids are teens now and I’ve got to say that every year it keeps changing. New experiences and new challenges. You’re so right about the importance of having a village. One of the best things I did as a new mom was join a mom and me group. The women in that group became and still are my best friends and having them to talk to is the best thing in the world.
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Your son is so cute hun and what the stroller is great!
You are a super mother, I really like your post even I am not a mother. Your baby is so cute and sweet. kisses.
I love the retro touch in your pictures.
I always get such a heartwarming feeling viewing your photos and the baby is so cute.
Lovely my dear. <3
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I’m always so impressed with the strength of mothers. You’re an inspiration to us all! I completely agree that women need to stop competing – especially with their children’s milestones. It’s easy to isolate yourself when everything seems to be a jealous competition. You’re so good to treat other women with the respect they deserve! Your mom friends are so lucky 🙂
Aaww wow V this is just so inspiring! You are a beautiful mother and you really have all my respect. And I love your attitude towards respecting each other <3
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What a beautiful truth! Motherhood is messy and hard and becomes much more beautiful when we have others to learn on and share with. You have a darling little one and such an amazing message to share!
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have a great day!
That looks like a really sturdy stroller. Lovely photos dear!
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Agree! There’s so many things to love about motherhood.
He is so cute and you are looking gorgeous! And totally…I definitely depended on a good stroller when mine were youger. Loved it for taking them with me on jogs and especially on outings in the city!
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Jaxson and Kingston are such pretty names. I can see where Jaxson got his pretty looks from haha!
Your little one is so cute! 🙂 Such interesting thoughts on motherhood too – i agree it’s so helpful getting advice and support from others. We can’t do it alone!
Hope that you are having a nice weekend 🙂 We went to our friends wedding yesterday so that was fun 🙂
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I love this post, Vanessa! Agree that motherhood is something that every new mom is ‘new’ at and should help each other. This stroller looks and sounds great, definitely checking it out for my Madeline. Thanks so much for sharing!
Nice photos, I really like your outfit!
have a great day
soooo cute. have a great day
You are super cute together!!
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I´m mother too. Great post! This stroller looks and sounds great. Your baby is so cute.
Thats nice look.
I am definitely reaching out to you when pregnant. Lovely post!
I love this post Vanessa. It’s so important to be supportive – I was miles away from my family when my children were born and it was nice to have supportive friends (and I totally agree that we should not make it a competition!)
This looks like a great stroller
I’m obsessed with the lighting in these photos! Such a beautiful outfit! And such a great thought about Motherhood.
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