It’s been a minute to say the least as I adjust to being a mom of two, a career transition and holy smokes… having a kiddo in school! There has been something on my heart to share so I thought we should chat!
Becoming a mom rocked my confidence, which is actually super ironic considering I look pretty damn put together in these photos you’re about to see and I truly believe all moms are superwomen. That is literally one of the only things I remember saying immediately after my first son was born… that I felt like a superwoman (ask my husband!) So if anything I should feel more confident than ever right? Well, I don’t.
I struggled with this when I had Henry almost four years ago now. He was a super challenging baby at times, ok most of the time, and it caused me to spiral in anxiety and a lot of self doubt in my role as a mom. Thankfully a few years later, now with some experience in this whole mom thing and some help, I see myself learning my way as a mom of two with clearer eyes. It was something I truly hoped would happen the second time around, so I could savor and appreciate all the small moments that rocked me the first time.
This happens to so many of us, whether it be hormones, deciding to stay home majority of the day, the changes in our bodies or the enormous weight upon our shoulders to raise these tiny humans right …all while gripping on to our last bit of identity before we were born into our new role as a mother. Oh and add in learning to navigate a global pandemic! Whew. Read that again. Because that’s A LOT. A lot of newness and a lot of quick change of things that are really, really important to many of us.
Navigating confidence on top of all this can get confusing or just get accidentally lost in the long list of things. But I’m here to remind you that you are superwoman and we are ALL a work in progress. Whether you bounce back “quickly” or not, it’s OKAY. It’s taken me years to really feel a build on my confidence again since becoming a mom. I wish I could wave a magic wand over all of us and poof it would be there… but I don’t. What I can give you is lots of support, encouragement and like many have done for me in this process.
Back in July, Henne Jewelers invited me to spend a morning trying on and modeling their beautiful jewelry… with the boys. Eek! I was so excited to bring them along, but at the same time, photos with them can be, well, challenging to say the least. My favorite part of being a Henne Partner is their acceptance of everyone. And that just so happens to include my noisy circus that barged right through the doors that day with allllll the bags, outfits, snacks and bribery!
As a mom, representing a business like Henne Jewelers who truly appreciates and values your authenticity makes all the difference in this special season of motherhood. I certainly don’t have it all figured out, but I encourage you to stay true to yourself, surrender to the changes and the growth that comes with motherhood and it will attract what you’re meant to be doing, the relationships you’re meant to be nurturing. The rest will follow, I promise. When they first reached out to me, I thought “wow, why me?” now I know it’s because I’m me.
Special thank you to Henne Jewelers for sponsoring this post and the wonderful Jenna Wallace Photography for the beautiful images.