Embrace Motherhood

Great suggestions on ways to "embrace motherhood" and important reminders for moms and moms to be! #motherhood #cakematernity

 

Discussing top ten reasons why we should embrace motherhood

Motherhood is a gift and should be embraced with
open arms. Everyone’s journey is different as we are
all blessed with unique children that both love and
will test us at times.
The key is to embrace every moment! Learn from
your mistakes and the mistakes of others to become
the best mother you can be, because before you know
it, they too will have left home and started on their
own life journey through adulthood.

1. Pick your words carefully: Words are very powerful. The things we say to our children hold meaning and will stay with them forever, especially if they are sensitive in nature.Take the time to sit down with your child and explain things as you would with an adult. Avoid loosing your temper and saying things that are hurtful and mean, in the spur of the moment.Words can either help to build up a person’s confidence or break them down.

2. Listen: Listen to your children and don’t dismiss them, even if you think what they are saying is trivial. Understanding their concerns and empowering them with knowledge will help to grow an emphatic, caring
person who is respectful of others.

3. Connect: Take time every day no matter how busy you are to connect with your children. Hug and kiss them and tell them just how much you love them everyday. As they grown older your connection will change; but the love will still remain.

4. Love: Love is powerful and makes us feel happy. Don’t take this for granted. A child’s love is unconditional and will fill your heart like no other love can.

5. Record memories: Capture your precious maternity and baby milestone photos. Store them in a special keepsake box that can be accessed easily. You will look back on them in years to come, and be thankful you took the time to take them.

Top Ten reasons why motherhood should be embracesd

6. Be present: We tend to get very busy in our day-to- day lives. It is very easy to walk around in your own bubble and to ignore those around us.Whether you are a stay-at- home mom or a working mom, make the point when you are at home to be present. Be patient, attentive and loving. Leave all the work
pressure at work and be there for your family.

7. Priorities: Learn to say no to others and make your family a priority.You will feel empowered and your family will love you for it.

8. Family time: Decide on activities you would like to do as a family and lock dates in to your calendar. Families that play together stick together.

9. Guilt: Most of us have to work and can not be their for our children all the time. Embrace the times you can be there and feel less guilty for the times you cannot. Do your best and keep the channels of communication open with your children. This way they will understand why you cannot attend and that it is not a choice made by you, but a commitment to work or another prior engagement.

10. Don’t compare: Spend less time comparing yourself with others and more time focused on what is important. You! Remember no one is perfect and we all make mistakes.

Like many women out there, Tracey Montford is an
exceptional multi-tasker! Apart from steering a global
business, managing 2 young boys & keeping the clan clean
and fed, Tracey still finds time to provide creative inspiration
and direction to the exceptional designs of Cake Maternity.
From the branding, presentation and delivery, creativity is a
big part of what Tracey does so naturally and effectively.
Find out more at https://www.cakematernity.com or catch
up with her on social @cakematernity

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Spring Time Favorites

Spring Time Favorites for the Everyday Mom & Woman #springtimefavorites #trendy #beauty #activelifestyle #blogger

1// Abercrombie Asymmetrical Pullover- I love this so much I have it in two colors. I also LIVE in pullovers and am always cold. This keeps me warm all day and is also easily wearable outside even in the cold without a jacket. If I am running out quick I will just keep the pullover on and not even bother with a coat. I love the asymmetrical buttons at the neck and the color choices are so good.

Favorite Abercrombie Pullover

2// Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream– I bought this in Las Vegas last spring when I was visitng. My skin felt especially dry in the desert air and this has been life changing ever since. I love how my skin feels after use and it is so light weight. I swear by all of the Kiehl’s products I have used but this one definitely is my top used item.

3// Sigma Makeup Brush– My sister actually introduced me to this makeup brush and I have never looked back. At first I was a little hesitant to spend almost $20 on one makeup brush but let me tell you this is WORTH EVERY PENNY. My makeup looks more even when I use this brush and it blends everything so nicely.

4// GiGi NY Crossbody Bag– I use this bag everywhere, I received it as a Christmas present last year and it is so perfect. I have the Chelsea Pebble Grain Crossbody in black with my inititals added for that extra special touch. GiGi runs amazing sales all the time so if you are on the lookout for a great spring cross body I can’t reccomend this one enough!

5// Le Tee’s Tee-Shirts– I love these witty shirts. I feel like sometimes we take ourselves a little too seriously and these shirts just cracked me up. It doesn’t hurt that the owners of this small shop are two of the sweetest girls ever. They have even given me a coupon code to share with my followers for the entire month of March. You can get a discount on any Le Tee by using code WITHLOVEMAMA15

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6// My Blender– If you watch my Instagram stories you know that I am smoothie obsessed. I even shared my go to morning smoothie recipe in my Instagram highlights (so go check it out!) I asked my husband for one birthday present this year and it was a NEW blender. My old one was starting to leak and it was time for an upgrade. I am super happy with the one he chose so far, eventually I’d love to get a vitamix or a nutribullet! Check out some of my other breakfast favorites in this post.

7// Tone It Up Protein– My favorite protein ever and available at Target & Amazon! I actually have this protein on a subscription plan so it comes automatically to me once a month. I do find that I need it a little more frequently because I use it so much. I probably go through 1 1/2 to 2 a month. They also have a few new flavors that I am itching to try! You can use this protein in everything and it’s plant based and vegan!

8// Dr. Brandt Needles No More– I received this little magical worker in a sampling of products from Ulta. I was hooked after one use! This stuff is so amazing and I noticed an instant change to my under eyes. I also loved the tingly feeling that happens after using it. I have since talked to some blogger friends who also all swear by the Dr. Brandt products. I have a feeling this will not be my last review of these products!

9// Booty Resistance Bands– I love these bands! They provide such a great butt and leg workout for a low price. I ordered mine from amazon about a year ago. You can google or youtube different resistance band workouts and find hundreds. I love using these at home but I’m sure they’d be even better with gym equipment. One of my favorite moves is the side shuffle. I use the extra heavy or heavy resistance around my ankles and put my treadmill on a low speed. I do this move for 30 seconds on each side for a total of about 5 times.

10// Bip & Bop Layered Necklace– I was fortunate enough to receive this beautiful layered necklace from Bip & Bop and I have not taken off since! The quality is amazing and I love how you can personalize the item to your own preferences. I chose an “m” and a “k” in rose gold for my two little ones. The length is perfect and the necklace goes with everything. Check out all of their beautiful jewelry items here. BONUS! With code WITHLOVEMAMA you can save an extra 15% off! ❤️

These are just a few of my favorites for this spring & items I have used and loved. I am going to be posting more of these round-ups of my favorite items, so stay tuned!