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Hi ladies! Today I’m getting super personal and opening up about motherhood. As many of you know, I grew up without a mother (more about that in this post here) so becoming a mom, especially to a little girl, is something that I do not take for granted. I’m sharing my #MothersPromise to Gracie!
Here are five things that I promise to teach my sweet little one…
I’m writing to you today to share what I feel are some of the most important lessons/key ideas to living a joyful, healthy, and complete life. Know that there are many more things I will teach you along the way, but for now, here are some of the most important.
This is number one on my list. The only way to survive in this crazy world is to serve one another with joy. I believe that giving to others, and doing things for others is the key to happiness. I cannot express the immense amount of happiness I feel when I get to help someone or show them kindness and compassion. Honestly, humans are made to serve one another, and it is essential that you learn this at a very early age.
In the age where social media is very present in the lives of children and teens, I feel that it’s absolutely necessary for you to know that your parents, friends, and family are here for you 24/7, no matter what, all judgement aside. We live in a very terrifying age where bullying forces children to take their own lives. Sorry to be so heavy, but it’s just the truth. I want you to understand that we are here for you no matter what you may be going through or facing; you must know that you are not alone.
Something that every woman, especially, needs to learn how to do. I want you to feel confident in the woman that you are mentally, emotionally, and physically. Body image is something that I want you to understand and love. You need to know that the way you were created is a complete work of art, and you shouldn’t ever doubt yourself. True confidence and happiness comes from loving yourself first.
This one is more for fun, than anything, but when in doubt, choose the quality brand. Make-up, hair color, shoes, clothing. Yes, you may spend a bit extra up front, but you cannot beat the longevity of a great brand. There’s a reason my Tory Burch sandals lasted 4 seasons longer than my cheapie sandals! This is why I chose to use Pampers Premium Care from Walmart.com for the first 6 months of your life <3 They were hypoallergenic for your soft, baby skin and of the utmost quality. Sure they were a bit more expensive than other diapers, but it was absolutely worth it.
Be a Leader
Lastly, always lead; never follow. You will grow up with examples of strong characteristics such as determination, motivation, strong will, and maybe a bit of stubbornness (not sure who you will get that from…) and these are all things a great leader must possess. I know that you were born to do something great with your life.
Love, always, and forever,
Your mama bear <3
If you are a mother, what are your thoughts on this? What would you add to this list?! Share your Mother’s Promise in the comments below – I can’t wait to read them!