Hello again readers,
This week has seen the usual commercial build up to Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate all mothers and for children to ponder on their importance in our lives.
I am a mom, a momtrepeneur working from home and keeping the home fires burning whilst my other half works away from the home. I certainly appreciate the fuss around Mother’s Day, and all that it encompasses, however I do feel that moms are to celebrated everyday. In fact parents should be celebrated everyday.
Mother’s Day may signify a day to remind everyone to show appreciation, and it really doesn’t have to be in the commercial way we are being conditioned to think. Mother’s fulfil such an integral role in the home every day that children should be appreciative every day, our younger ones generally do this as part of showing their love. But as they grow older, and become teenagers, the unadulterated appreciation wanes and is replaced by the occasional surly thank you or quick hug. It is our young adults who are finding themselves, who should take the time to think about how much parents actually do and the life they provide. I would love it if my kids just acknowledged that their sports clothes are laundered and ready on time each day, and took a moment to realise it didn’t just magically appear. I would love it if they realised that Dad had to come straight from work to sit and wait way past sunset until sports practice is done, or that he has to play taxi at all hours of the night. For me, the thankfulness for the daily labour of raising kids, the daily struggles is what will make me feel special.
On the reverse, we need to show gratitude to our kids when they do little things for us. My second born, regularly makes me an evening cup of tea, my firstborn saying ‘Thank you for waiting for me” or “ I’m sorry I was five minutes late.”, and my youngest who, without prompting offers foot rubs - all of these make me feel treasured and appreciated and I am intent on always expressing my gratitude.
So even though I enjoy the Mother’s Day treats and being acknowledged for everything I do, I would also like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for my kids.
For the light they’ve brought to our lives, for the challenges we face, and lessons learnt through them and for giving unconditional love.
Today’s outfit features the very popular t-shirt dress, which can be found in most stores. Paired wth leggings, a statement neckpiece and flat booties it makes a for a very trendy mom look. It is modest, comfortable and can be worn in so many different ways, the t-shirt dress will see popularity for a while to come.
H&M T-shirt dress and beanie
Forever 21 leggings
Rebecca Minkhoff fringe bag
Green Cross booties
Ralph Lauren sunglasses from Sunglass Hut (overseas)
Various bracelets stacked
American Swiss cuff earring
Ziba Styles neckpiece
Caio for now,