2017 was full of highs and lows for me. The fairytale of new mom life wore off 2 months in, & reality sunk in. In 2017, I had to learn a new role. The young, professional, working mom role. I had to learn how to trust my instincts, shed the “I want to be perfect image” and let my hair down. Here is my year in review, and the 5 new year resolutions for moms that I have for myself.
With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, the parties are in full swing, the sounds of champagne corks are popping all around, and the tune of Jingle Bell Rock is on repeat. I, for one, am always super excited for Christmastime. Up until New Years, I will be talking about all of my favorite holiday glam looks.
On This Day in 2016, I shared my birth story online. On this day, I am still in the bed. Undressed, unshowered, unmotivated. I do not want to get up. Yet, I have to shower, get dressed, and force myself take care of the new baby. I have to adjust to this new life as a mom. The only problem is that I am not adjusting to motherhood. I’ve only been home from the hospital for 2 weeks. I cry almost every day due to feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and most importantly, in pain. All of those feelings came about because of my emergency C-section. This is my birth story.
The blazer dress/tuxedo dress is a popular piece this 2017 fall season. This dress is popular because it can be worn for ANY occasion. It’s one of those outfits that can go from business hour, to happy hour. It’s professional enough to wear to work with a pair of heels, and stylish enough to wear to a holiday party with a pair of thigh-high boots. I copped my black tuxedo-inspired dress from Missguided.
Jaxon’s first birthday was this past Monday, November 13th, 2017. The day went by a lot faster than I wanted it to. However, it was decided early on that we were not going to throw Jaxon a first birthday party. Most people were disappointed when we told them we were not having a party. I think that they assumed it meant that we were just not going to celebrate it at all. Really, y’all? However, throwing a birthday party is not the only way to commemorate the first birthday, nor do I think it is the BEST way. There are many first birthday ideas, but I will highlight my top 5.
Piercing my son’s ears was not a decision that I made lightly. However, it was a decision that taught me a valuable parenting lesson. After a year-long debate between Marquis and I, I reluctantly decided to pierce Jaxon’s ears. And I do not regret it. If little girls get their ears pierced, what’s wrong if a little boy has earrings too? Instead of him growing up to possibly feel different for being a little boy with earrings, he will instead look up to his daddy, uncles, and other men and see that boys and men with earrings are a normal thing.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
This cute brunch outfit is from Charlotte Russe. My best friend turned 25 this past Sunday, so Marquis, Jax & traveled to celebrate with her! But let’s be honest, I never need a legit reason to go eat brunch. Brunchin’ is a habit. I paired the velvet, floral one-piece with my trusty high-waisted jeans, and a pair of black Jessica Simpson, closed-toe heeled sandals.
Baby’s first Halloween did not go exactly as I envisioned it. Last night was, surprisingly, on another level. And I have the pictures to prove it.
This past Saturday, the weather decided to drop to a very wonderful 55 degrees. You know what that means in Mississippi…BRING OUT THE SWEATERS, SCARVES, and BOOTS! Winter warmers such as sweaters, scarves, and boots are the perfect go-to when you need to layer. We are in that season where it is 50 degrees in the morning and 70 degrees by the afternoon. Sweaters can range from thin to chunky, short to long, while scarves can easily be taken off when it begins to warm up.