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Why Motherhood Is Messy–a Beautiful Messy

Here me out…I am not here to complain or grumble about Motherhood.

When I say Motherhood is messy I truly mean it in a beautiful way.

Rewind to me being overly stressed not just by Motherhood, but by life…and my counseler encouraging me to make 3 Mantras.

One of my mantras: Motherhood is Messy.

Why that mantra?

Well, ever since I can remember, I have only wanted to be a mother.

Sure finding a job and career was great, but I couldn’t wait to settle down and get married and become a mother.

And I waited.

And I waited.

All through the decades of my “glorious 20’s” I waited to be a mother.

I held many beautiful babies in that decade, and could only hope that one day, I too would have a little child of my own.

Blessings came, the love of my life came and we were married.

It was only 11 months later that we welcomed our sweet baby boy into our lives.

And oh how beautiful was the day when I could finally be a mother.

Instantly, I changed.

In some ways it was a good change, in other ways, not so good.

An anxiousness crept over me.

I wanted nothing but to keep this tiny human child of mine safe and happy and I would do anything to accomplish that.

Anything to the degree of waking up every two hours to rock this new baby back to sleep because he was a terrible sleeper and I wanted to keep him comfortable and happy.

I loved being with my sweet baby every minute, and carried “mom guilt” thinking maybe I didn’t read to him enough, or give him enough veggies and fruits, and the list goes on.

And yet, I loved every minute of taking this sweet baby to the park and cuddling on him and just being with him.

And then I had my second child, and then not too long after that my third child.

I had my beautiful babies, 3 kids in 4 years and I was grateful, and happy but also tired and overwhelmed.

It was messy! I was emotional because I was drained, and I was emotional because I was grateful and happy.

And guess what?

It wasn’t exactly like I had pictured motherhood.

As a child I viewed motherhood as quite simple, and easy and smooth.

I had set this expectation up in my mind that motherhood was beautiful in every single aspect.

And motherhood is beautiful in many ways…but guess what?

Anything that is beautiful, has it’s messy sides too.

If you combine it together, it’s a beautiful mess.

A beautiful mess that I had to learn to juggle differently.

To be honest, it’s a beautiful mess that I am STILL trying to juggle through.

I get anxious over many things with my beautiful kids, and I pray every day to let FAITH rise over my FEARS.

That protective mama bear is real and it can be hard to simmer the mama bear down and let the bear cubs breathe, and learn through their bumps and bruises.

Everyday in motherhood, no matter how old your child is, your mind is constantly thinking about those beautiful babies. Sometimes, it can be a real challenge to find that “balance” in life.

And the big one for this MAMA, is to drop the expectations.

That in no way means to be a terrible, mean, mother.

More-so, don’t set expectations that EVERY day in motherhood will be easy and amazing and if it’s not that YOU FAILED. Because it’s not the case.

Motherhood is messy.

In fact, going to Disneyworld was a beautiful mess too!

It’s a beautiful mess and let’s be honest, most days, there will be some tears in the home. Whether it be from the kids or from mom herself.

And that’s ok.

You know why it’s ok?

Nobody completely has motherhood figured out.

Motherhood is a day-to-day process, where some days look and seem better than others.

However, if you look back at each day, you realize even in the messes, there were beautiful messes.

Simple moments that are dear and precious to mothers hearts, that leave imprints on the soul for good, forever.

Yes, I will tell you time and time again.

Motherhood is messy.

It’s a beautiful mess in every way.

No mother has a perfect day, we are all learning along the way.

And there is NO other mess I would rather be in, then this beautiful, crazy, wonderful, chaotic and heartwarming mess of motherhood.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: For the Mom That Loves to Cook & Be In The Kitchen

If your mom or wife spends a lot of time in the kitchen, make sure to grab some of these items for her!

Remember, if you order today, many items will make it just in time for Mother’s Day!

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

Chef’n Veggie Chop

This chopper is one of my very favorite kitchen gadgets! It makes cutting up onions or really any veggies quick and easy!

Even better, the small container can act as tupperware to store food as well.

Chef’n Veggie Chopper

At the price of only $15.12 you can’t pass this item up!

To purchase, click here.

U-Taste Silicone Spatulas Set 600 Degrees Fahrenheit Heat Resistance

Spatulas are a necessity in every kitchen. However, these silicone spatulas are especially essential in the kitchen because they can handle up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit!

Silicone Spatulas

Snag these for your mom at only $16.00

To purchase this item, click here.

SOONHUA Measurement Conversion Refrigerator Magnet

This Measurement Conversion Magnet is sure to be extremely helpful in the kitchen.

What I love is that you can take this magnet off and set it next to you as you cook.

I think all moms would benefit from this product!

Measurement Conversion Refrigerator Magnet

This product is only $11.99

To purchase, click here.

Copycat Cooking With Six Sisters’ Stuff/Cookbook

This amazing cookbook is perfect for all family’s because it has some of the best copycat recipes from your favorite restaurants.

And at the price of only $18.99, this cookbook is a great deal!

Six Sisters Copycat cooking cookbook

To purchase, click here.

Cereal Pantry Food Storage Containers

Getting organized in the kitchen is key!

These wonderful cereal containers are wonderful for pantry organization.

These containers come as a 5 piece container set, with twenty labels, and 1 marker.

Any mom is sure to appreciate being organized in the kitchen.

The price for these containers is only $27.99

Pantry Storage Containers

To purchase, click here.

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One Week of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! Starting with the Make-up and Beauty Loving Mom…

Need ideas for Mother’s Day?

I know Mother’s Day can be difficult when it comes to finding the PERFECT gift for mom.

I have been looking and researching and I am here to provide you with some great gift ideas for the Mother’s in your life.

Today…Gift ideas for the Make-up and Beauty Loving Mom!

Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!

happy mothers day card beside pen macaroons flowers and box near coffee cup with saucer
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These Seint Beauty Products are sure to be a hit with your mom!

The Mother’s Day Bundles are a great deal and the color palettes are beautiful!

Just In Time Bundle-$70

The pinks and neutrals of this bundle is sure to be perfect for any mom that loves makeup!

These tins fit perfectly into this beautiful palette, making it easy to pack in a purse or car etc.

Just In Time Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Eyeshadow – Mama
  • Eyeshadow – Stay Golden
  • Eyeshadow – Trust
  • Eyeshadow – Mi Hija
  • Illuminator – Angel
  • Lip + Cheek – Summer Love
  • IIID Palette 4 – Silver

To purchase this beautiful bundle, click here.

Love Is Never Wasted Bundle-$35

This beautiful bundle comes with two eyeshadows and one of my favorite brushes–the eyeshadow brush.

What’s neat about this bundle is the eyeshadow sales are all donated to the nonprofit organization called “Love is Never Wasted,” which opens up more homes to children in the foster care system.

Love Is Never Wasted Bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Eyeshadow – Mi Hija
  • Eyeshadow – Stay Golden

To purchase this bundle at only $35, click here.

Bouquet Bundle- $100

This Bouquet Bundle has some of my favorite Lip & Cheek colors and I love the scented illuminator. I also love the brush that comes in this bundle because it is very versatile.

Bouquet Bundle
  • Lip + Cheek – Saffron
  • Lip + Cheek – Dahlia
  • Lip + Cheek – Petal
  • Perfume – Seint 2
  • IIID Palette 4 – Silver
  • Blush Bronzer Brush

To purchase this beautiful bundle, click here.

Gemstone Bundle-$95

This gemstone bundle has a variety of eyeshadow colors as well as a lip & cheek color, and illuminator, and a nice brush and compact to go with it.

Gemstone Bundle
  • Lip + Cheek – Ruby
  • Illuminator – Pearl
  • Eyeshadow – Gilded
  • Eyeshadow – Emerald City
  • Eyeshadow – Amethyst
  • Eyeshadow – Stay Golden
  • IIID Palette 4 – Silver
  • Smudge Brush

To purchase this gorgeous makeup kit, click here.

Lip & Cheek Collection-$78

This Lip & Cheek Collection is low in stock and selling fast!

In this collection you will get 8 beautiful lip and cheek colors!

Even better, you are saving over $30 by getting the bundle.

Lip & Cheek Collection

To purchase this Lip and Cheek bundle, click here.

If you have ANY questions about this beautiful makeup line please reach out to me!

Let me know what bundle is your favorite in the comments below!

*This makeup ships to the USA and Canada only.

xoxo,

Christy Lee