Nothing can prepare you for parenthood. You can read all the books or websites you want but I am here to tell you, NOTHING and I repeat NOTHING will ever prepare you. I waited a long time before starting a family and here are ten things I wish I would have known before becoming a Mom.
Hope you had an amazing holiday! We had such a wonderful time. Milan was so happy and excited about Christmas. It was a blast watching her open gifts and seeing that innocent sparkle in her eye when she saw Santa come down the stairs. I was expecting her to be a bit wild but she was so behaved and tame. She is so precious. I didn’t get too many photos this year of us but this one was my favorite. On another note, there are so many after Christmas sales going on. Nordstrom is having their half yearly sale. Get up to 50% off until January 2nd. Lot of markdowns worth checking out! Ann Taylor is having a semi-annual sale, get up to 70% off off. I love this waffle stitch cardigan and this shoulder tie sweater (only $16). My green lace top is now an extra 60% off (see on me HERE)! Get 50% off everything at Loft (bought this cascade open cardigan). Click READ MORE for the complete list of sales!
I go back home to the Midwest to visit my family every Summer. Since we all hang out nearly around the clock, I usually just stay with my parents, but this year I had the privilege of staying at Hotel Landing in downtown Wayzata, Minnesota. This is the first and only upscale hotel in the area. It’s been fifty years since a hotel has opened around the shores of Lake Minnetonka so needless to say I was pretty excited to be one of the first to experience it!
Today’s post is a little different than my typical weekend sale and Instagram roundup. I’m sharing some ‘Mommy and Me’ outfits that I’ve worn recently with Milan. She’s at the age where I can finally do this and it’s so much fun! I can’t get enough. I don’t know long I’ll be able to do this with her before she won’t allow us to match so I’m taking full advantage while I still can (lol). Click READ MORE to view all our outfits!
Today I’m getting a little personal and sharing a little bit about how motherhood has changed me. There’s a few facts you may not know about me. I’m the youngest of 7. I know crazy right? Way to go Mom (lol)! We came to America when I was around five years old. We didn’t speak any English and only had the clothes on our backs. My mom sacrificed everything and worked three jobs to support all of us. Although we didn’t have much, I always felt like we had everything. I have three older sisters and feel so blessed to have been raised and surrounded by such strong and independent women.