Today is such an exciting day celebrating The Millennial Mama’s 1st Birthday! When I started this journey a year ago, I really had no idea what I was doing. I knew I loved to write, I knew I was going to try this whole being a Mama thing my own way, and I knew I wanted to share it with the ones who wanted to listen! I seriously can’t thank you all enough for your endless support and love, it’s really the reason I continue to do it. I wanted to get a little real with you all because lately I have really started to notice the bar that is set for us Mama’s today.
It really starts with social media and seeing how other Mama’s are killing it. They have a perfectly clean house, with a toddler who’s walking around in all white, smiling for the camera. The tough (and honestly, real) times are hardly ever shown, making us other Mama’s who are on our 3rd unwashed hair + sweatpants day, dishes overflowing in the sink, and a toddler who’s just gotten into the dog food feel like we must be doing something wrong.
Well, WE’RE NOT. We are doing everything right. Coming from someone who shares everyday moments with you all, I try to keep in real and not filter out the hard or the ugly. It is difficult to share those temper tantrums at the grocery store because sometimes I feel like my child is the only one that does that. When in fact, if your toddler hasn’t done that they either A) don’t go to the grocery store (lucky mama you are) or B) just haven’t done it YET. It’s coming.
Life is not always perfect, but the good does outshines the bad. Sometimes your toddler doesn’t want to put on their SUPER CUTE outfit you bought them and take cute pics with a giant “1” balloon, so you move the photoshoot inside and let them play with toys, throw on sweatpants, and show everyone how dangerous your house is with all its wires hanging out. Life throws you curveballs and toddlers throw you fast balls, so as a Mama we are trying to catch both and sometimes it just doesn’t work. AND THAT’S OK.
Being real on social media is actually something I am actively trying to achieve. I don’t want people to scroll through my blog or my Instagram and think that my daughter is perfect, or that my relationship is perfect, or that we don’t go through tough times just like every other family does. We’re human, we’re (kind of) normal, and trust me, we have our fair share of lows. But the most magical thing about these tiny humans is that they bring out the light and show you that the good does in fact outweigh the bad. They come and give you a random leg hug and that’s when you realize you must be doing something right.
To celebrate The Millennial Mama turning 1, I am giving away one $100 gift card to Nordstrom to one of my followers. Just complete the 3 steps below!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS 12/16/2017!