Mamahood & The Millennial Mama Turns 1!

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.Blog2

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.

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Well, WE’RE NOT. We are doing everythingΒ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

  1. Subscribe to The Millennial Mama
  2. Follow @alineglio on Instagram
  3. Comment on this post when you have completed the above steps!

GIVEAWAY ENDS 12/16/2017!

16 thoughts on “Mamahood & The Millennial Mama Turns 1!

  1. Hi!!!

    I just followed your blog. I had no idea I could follow it, I just always click the link in bio and read your stuff haha. Your little baby Moon is ADORABLE! I buy Leila so much of her clothes from the shops that you tag. I hope I win πŸ™‚

    Happy Holidays to your beautiful fam from mine!

    LITP,
    Amanda Simon

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  2. Although I just subscribed to your blog, I read them all because I follow you on Instagram. I’m a new mommy myself to a now 10 month old baby girl so I love reading all your stories and taking some advice you give on things you recommend for your little one. As always, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Happy blogiversary girl!!!!! I LOVE your blog so much and your IG feed is so STUNNING and perfect πŸ’•πŸ’• πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’• Thank you so very much for the kind, generous, amazing, awesome and incredible opportunity!!!! Hoping, wishing, praying and keeping my fingers (and toes and eyes lol) crossed!!! πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ½ I follow you on IG and I subscribe to you allthingsshimmery@gmail.com πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ I hope you have the most amazing holiday season πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸ˜˜

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  4. One year!!! That’s awesome! Congrats!!! I love reading everything you wrote and a part of me smiles bc you are so right and the other part bc I see you as the little wildcat cheerleader saying all this! You are an amazing mom!!!

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  5. Hi,
    I’ve been following you for a while but just found out now I could subscribe and I truly adore all the posts you post of you and your daughter! Although I don’t have children I have an 8 month old nephew and I’m completely obsessed with him and love seeing your posts with your daughter baby 🌝 ! I hope one day I too will be blessed if god permits to have a child hopefully a daughter and I can get tips from your page for her or him lol ! ☺️ P.s. I love your style so much! I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday and that god blesses you all continuously and your page. Merry Christmas πŸŽ‰πŸŽ„πŸŽŠβ€οΈ

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  6. Aww congratulations on one year! πŸŽ‰ Your daughter is so beautiful and cute. You make parenting look so easy and fun. You always look stylish and so does your baby. 😍 I hope one day I can be just like this.

    Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ and thank you for sharing your stories with us.

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  7. Commenting again because I just received the dress I ordered for my little babe from the Tea Collection! Thanks so much for referring, so glad I was introduced to that adorable shop! So antsy for this giveaway! 😬

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  8. I’ve always loved following you on insta because I love your style and then I found myself reading all of your blogs and loving it! Of course your mini makes it that much better because she is so adorable πŸ™‚

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  9. Just subscribed to your blog! I usually just kept up on your instagram to see when you posted! You and your daughter are so adorable, love your style! Merry a christmas!!

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  10. I just followed and subscribed! Your post is truly appreciated. Because social media will have you feeling some type of way for sure! I’m a single mom of 2 year old twin boys, and ohhhh is it a journey. I’ve cried ALOT, but I’ve laughed ALOT because they keep me entertained. I’ve learned to take it a day at a time, cause it’s truly the toughest job we will ever have! As well as the most rewarding. Happy holidays to you from Saraya the mom of TwoπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘¬πŸ½

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