Many times I feel like as a mom things just don’t go the way I’ve planned. Some days more so than others and on those days I just have to laugh at the beautiful disaster that is motherhood! I guess that really goes for life in general. You don’t need to be a mom to have things not go as planned. But for me, since becoming a mom, these little changes in plans, mishaps, or “disasters” seem to be much more magnified and I can’t always keep my frustration together.
It has a lot to do with the fact that I have a toddler who has a mind of his own and may not always want to do what mama wants. I’ve gone grocery shopping and just had to leave the store without purchasing anything because Mason was starting to really throw a fit and I just couldn’t deal. I’ve wanted to take care of some errands only to have Mason finally fall asleep for his nap in the car and god forbid I wake him up because if I do he’ll never go back asleep and will be cranky the rest of the day until bedtime! So instead of getting out and trying to transfer him to his stroller (which never works btw) I leave the parking lot and drive right back home. Or when I’ve taken him to daycare at our fitness club and he decides he’s not going to settle down for anything so they have to call me mid-workout to pick him up. This is life and sometimes you just have to have a good laugh at it.
I love my little man more than anything but sometimes this mama just wants to be able to do what she’s gotta do! I’m sure you all can relate so I know I’m not alone here. The days where my focus is 100% on Mason and doing whatever he wants are my smoothest days and my happiest. Embracing motherhood fully has been my greatest joy! But I do have to keep my household running and do work for my blog that sometimes takes us places that aren’t always ideal with little ones and can lead to some stressful moments.
Now this post originally was going to be all about this beautiful white eyelet shirt I can’t get enough of and have been wearing for well over a year but life happens and sometimes you just gotta switch it up and write about what you’re thinking of in the moment. And that’s what lead me to the above. This weekend didn’t go according to plan and that ok, it’s just the process of learning to let go that I am still working on. I know I’m not perfect and I’ll never be, but I know I want to be the best mama I can be for Mason and sometimes that requires me to loosen up and roll with the punches and embrace the beauty in all moments.
Top: Who What Wear, dress still available (almost identical option available here in blush and red). Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (on sale for $110). Earrings: Sugarfix by Baublebar c/o. Flats: Universal Thread. Watch: Michele. Handbag: Gucci.
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