Now that summer is officially here weather-wise, I’m going all out with my summer style. This year, I want to wear pieces that keep me comfortable, as when I’m out with the boys, I’ll be picking them up, holding them and most likely, chasing after them. The days of always wearing heels with my outfits might become less and less with 2 active boys, but, when I do have a chance to get a little dolled up, I put on outfits that embrace my femininity and celebrate the fun and colorful side of fashion that I adore.
On a night when the weather was just perfect, the family and I took full advantage of the warmer temperatures and went to dinner and then a walk to admire the budding cherry blossoms. Photo ops as a full-time working mom can be few and far between, but I still love the thrill of dressing up and finding pretty locations to snap photos.
Working moms who happen to be bloggers really have a difficult task of juggling their commitments, priorities and time. I don’t care what you see on Instagram – our lives are not perfectly curated like what you are presented with through social media… It’s just that people don’t want to see the gritty side of life.
Motherhood means my family comes first – and that also meant that some of my hobbies and passions have taken a back seat to the needs of my sons. And that’s okay. It doesn’t mean that I don’t miss those things – because I do. I do miss sitting down at my computer and crafting weekly blog posts and the creativity that comes with it. I wish I had more time to go to blogger events and have more nights out with friends. It comes as no surprise that blogging has become less and less for me at times because I’m raising children and providing for my family. And blogging doesn’t pay my bills. But I’ve been amping up my efforts on social media, especially Instagram. Photography is something I’ve always loved, and now, I can use it to capture all the special moments I have with Nate and Landon… but also, photograph all the colorful things I love. So there’s an upside to everything…
As the boys become more independent in their play, and when they make more friends, I’m sure it will open the door for me to have some time to myself.. .and for me and my husband to spend more time together. However, babies are only babies for a short time, and they grow so fast. Those moments when we are silly together and laugh, I know that someday, the boys might outgrow wanting to be around Mommy. So I take every second I can to be with them, and that’s when my interests become afterthoughts that I’ll catch up to later in life.
Floral Crochet Crop Top – Boohoo
Coral Flower Print Dress – Forever 21
Coral Bag – Kate Spade New York
Platform Shoes – Madewell