MOTHERHOOD » motherhood
A collection of thoughts, by moms, for moms. We're all in this together.
With most of my friends currently in a social distancing mode, it’s almost hard to believe that just a couple of weeks ago we gathered at the gorgeous DL Studio to celebrate International Women’s Day.
A few weeks ago my first born turned 6, and gosh, the days were long, but the years went by fast! The most beautiful thing about motherhood is that it looks different for everyone. Some mothers breastfeed their kids until they are 5, others feed their babies using bottles, yet others do a combination of both. Some mothers feel most fulfilled working outside of the home, others pause their careers to make room for motherhood. There’s no one-size-fits-all motherhood model. Learning and accepting this, and finding my own way of parenting took a while, but ultimately made me a calmer, more confident mom.
With back to school craze behind us and off-season travels beginning to spike, I’ve found myself pinning inspiration and tips for our next trip. My kids are wonderful little travelers, yet after our return flight from Poland I felt I could use some fresh ideas. And you know who has the best tips? Your girlfriends! So I reached out to a few of my fave Chicago mama friends (who always inspire me with their creative parenting ways), and asked them to share their winning strategies for traveling with kids. I hope you enjoy reading this piece as much as I did. And maybe you’ll walk away with a couple of new hacks for keeping your kids content during your next trip.
Hard to believe but we’re half way through our Poland trip.
The last few months back in Chicago felt like a never-ending marathon. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried, the sink (farmer style, might I add) was full of dishes; I crossed off five items off my to-do list only to add five more. Being a one woman show, means that even though I try to take care of myself, there are times I get burn out and overwhelmed. And after another round of parenting without extra support, running a podcast and launching my fashion business, I had nothing left to give. Yet I felt like I couldn’t and shouldn’t stop working. You know what they say, your dreams don’t work unless you do. On some days I had to remind myself to just breathe.