This post is sponsored by Baby Dove. However, as always all opinions are 100% my own. Enjoy.
Let’s talk about motherhood. Motherhood is far from perfect. But that is okay, it’s those imperfect moments that make it so beautiful and unique. It’s those imperfect moments that make it REAL. And you all know – REAL life is not perfect. Sadly, in today’s day and age – so much of that realness is hidden from the public eye. We love to see and showcase the beautiful moments and forget to share more about the realness of our lives. Baby Dove wants to change that. Together, Baby Dove and I want to celebrate what’s REAL, and encourage you to do the same. So let’s talk about the REALNESS of modern-day motherhood.
1.Being a mom is tough
It is by far the hardest job I have ever had. Although it is by far the most rewarding, it comes with A LOT of responsibility. We are basically in charge of how our little people turn out & everything revolving their lives for at least 18 years! AND – we don’t get paid for it…unless you count cuddles. The most difficult part of it is the judgment you receive for every decision you make. Modern-day moms suffer from so much pressure.
2.Making decisions is tough
YES! YES! YES! Making decisions related to our kids and family can weigh heavily on us. What if we make the wrong choice? The best thing we can do is take a deep breath and make the decision we feel is best. Trust your mom gut, mamas – it’s there for a reason.
3.Finding the right products can be tough
With so many products out there, how in the world do you choose? Don’t worry, I have your back. I choose the Baby Dove Rich Moisture line for my kiddos. Their Baby Dove Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash, Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Lotion, and Baby Dove Rich Moisture Baby Bar are always stocked in our home. Why? Baby Dove makes their cleansers and lotions with 100% skin-natural nutrients, making them ultra-gentle for your baby’s delicate skin. The nutrients found in Baby Dove cleansers and lotions are 100% identical to those found naturally in skin. Their full line works together to help replenish the essential moisture and natural nutrients found in your baby’s skin.
The Rich Moisture Baby Bar is made milder, as well as more moisturizing, than your ordinary baby soap bars. And the fragrance is specifically developed to be mild and caring for your baby’s skin.
Baby Dove’s Tear-Free Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash is probably one of our favorites. It helps leave Lia’s skin feeling clean and soft by producing a rich and creamy lather. It is so great to help retain your baby’s natural skin moisture.
The Rich Moisture Baby Lotion keeps your baby’s skin gently moisturized all day. With their 100% skin-natural nutrients and gentle moisturizers your baby can enjoy 24 hours of moisture. Baby Dove’s mild and caring formula has a fragrance specifically developed for their delicate skin. (click here for some savings on Baby Dove and don’t forget to check out their adorable new video.)
4.Moms need breaks
Whether you are a SAHM, a working mom, or a WAHM, you deserve a break. Break time for me most often comes at bath time. More times than not, my husband will take over bath time to give me some time to decompress. They both enjoy that time and he loves using our Baby Dove Moisture Tip to Toe Wash. Mama handles the lotion part. It is such a great way to create bonds between other family members and your little ones, and provide you with much needed time to take a deep breath.
5.Moms want support
We not only want, but we need support. We need to know we are not alone. Support from our partners and family is always great. Another great form of support comes from those fellow mothers around us. I encourage you to find a group of like-minded mothers you can talk to. With social media at our fingertips, it can be so easy to connect with someone across the globe. Heck – send me a message! I am always up for making new friends and reminding you – you are not alone.
6.Moms want to be real
My goal since I began blogging has been to be honest. I want to share it all. The beautiful, the messy, the ugly, the outrageous of motherhood. Because being REAL is what is well…real! We work long days, have piles of dishes & laundry we wish we did not have to tend to. I am guilty of staring at a basket of laundry and wishing I could snap my fingers to make it fold itself. Part of the pressures new moms feel because of social media is the idea of perfection. There is no such thing, especially not in motherhood. Our social media feeds are full of only the beautiful moments. Where is the real? Motherhood is messy, let’s celebrate that!
7.Moms do their best
We really do. No matter how big or little our actions seem, we always do our best. It is so important to remember, mama, you are doing your best. Celebrate what is real and celebrate what you accomplish! You deserve it.
8.Motherhood is beautiful
The most beautiful part of my life involves my children, sorry husband. Just kidding! (Well, sort of!) It involves my husband and kids. Sure, there are meltdowns, dirty clothes, toy messes everywhere – but it’s us. It’s what makes my house a home. That mess is made by my kids having fun. And in its own messy way, it’s beautiful. Motherhood is beautifully imperfect.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Baby Dove.
I really like this post! You’ve mentioned so many good points too (II know all Moms do their best, 100%) and I also LOVE all those photos you took 🙂
thank you so much
Ugh, being a mom is totally the hardest job on the planet. Thank goodness there are so many great resources for us!
I know all these to be true but sometimes I just need reminding 🙂 Thank you for sharing.
it definitely helps to be reminded !
My good girl, I applause you for not sugar coating mom’s life! So many people fake it, that it’s almost a miracle that somebody finally tells the way it is!
thank you so much!!!!!
Being a mom is the most stressful job on the planet, but also the most rewarding. I’m just glad there are more resources available today than there were years ago. Thank you internet!
it is totally both stressful and rewarding
I can relate with all of these especially number 5 and 6, I think society need to emphasize authenticity more, not every day of a mom’s life is picture perfect.
yes i totally agree
These are all so true! Love it that you’re being so real!
thank you so much!
Such great reminders. Also, I have tried the Dove body wash for my kids and I loved it. So moisturizing and smells great.
These are such great tips and resources! We use dove in our house, too! The coupon will come in handy!
Such a great post for moms!
I’m not a mom but I enjoy the insight!
I feel that every little move I do as a mom is judged honestly! Lately, I have felt pressure to have more kids (I have twin girls- I see you are about to have twins- congrats!!) and it has been very tiring and lonely for me, Every situation is different, so we all need to stop comparing ourselves to others. Easier said than done, right?!