New year, same you.


“New Year, same me.”

I know I know. You’ve probably seen this quote floating around A LOT the past few days.

Hear me out.

Since, I don’t know FOREVER?! January has been full of new diets, new fads, change.
But WHY do we feel the need to overhaul ourselves just because the year is different?

Truthfully?
I like who I am! The extra 2020 weight and all! 😜
Do I have areas I would like to improve in? Sure!
But just because it’s 2021 does NOT mean I’m going to just suddenly be able to be a morning person or hate pizza and cookies.
I honestly don’t see a need to put all the pressure on myself to attempt to be someone I’m not. Who the hell has time for that?!

If you’re feeling the pressure to loose weight, make a big change or take a big leap- we don’t need to rush those things. Take your time. Starting in January doesn’t make those things any easier or more important. ❤️
And damn it, here is to always improving the people we are, NOT trying to completely change them. 👏🏻

They Call Me Mama.

No one can prepare you for the high volumes of love that fill your heart when you become a mother, just like no one can prepare you for how hard it can be.

Its only fitting that the thing that brings us the most joy also tests our sanity and patience.

We learn to soak up the small moments, take all the pictures, and the power of a few deep breaths.

We learn that there is no such thing as a perfect mom. That there are different ways to parent and it’s OKAY.

There are hard days. Days where we don’t feel like we can keep giving it all, but somehow we do.

It isn’t easy to see the beauty when you’re in the thick of it all, but these are the days we will one day look back on and wish we could go back and slow time down a bit.

Motherhood is messy, chaotic, wonderfully beautiful, and unlike anything else.

I’m incredibly blessed to have these three precious souls call me mama.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mamas out there. 🤍

Jerika

It’s Okay to Just Survive.

Hey mama.

If you are doing more surviving than thriving- this is for you.

(Thanks Jill for that ever so accurate phrase. 😉)

Every time I open my Instagram or Facebook I am greeted with moms who seemingly look like they have it all together. Art projects, perfect schedules, and at home work outs fill up my feed.

Most of me is thinking “Yay you! Get it girl!”, but there is that part of me who gets sucked into feeling less than. Cue the mom guilt.

Navigating 2020 hasn’t been easy for me. I’ve been riding a roller coaster of emotions- for every few “I got this” days, I have a “NO you don’t” day.

Some days everything works. The house gets cleaned, the schedule is followed, the fights are minimal, and we might even squeeze in a fun activity. But those days of simply surviving are VERY real too and that’s okay.

If you’re feeling less than, remember that those kids don’t care if you are perfect. You might not be thriving, but you showed up and that’s what matters.

No matter how your day goes,

YOU are a good mom.

March Outfit Summary

Ahh March. What a wild ride you were.

Despite the craziness, I was able to curate some fun outfits geared towards spring! Being able to throw together new looks has been a nice distraction, even if I don’t have any where to wear them to. 😉

So here we go. March’s Outfit Summary! Every month I do a summary of all my outfits I have posted on LIKEtoKNOW.it on the blog for easy navigation.

To shop- you can click each photo for complete details, or use the links below the photo to shop a specific item! Clicking the actual photo will take you straight to the LIKEtoKNOW.it post! 

**Note- This post contains affiliate links that earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products that I personally use and love, or think that my readers will enjoy.

Leggings // Jacket // T-Shirt // Bralette // Hat // Bracelet- similar HERE

Top // Jegging- similar HERE // Bracelet // Necklace- similar HERE

Graphic Tee // Chambray Shirt // Leggings // Boots- similar HERE // Bag // Earrings // Knot Bracelet // White Bracelet // Sunglasses

Tee // Mom Jean // Mom Shorts // Bralette // Hat // Converse // Bracelet

Hoodie– similar HERE // Jegging // Shorts- similar HERE // Bralette // Converse // Bracelet // Hat- similar HERE

Sweater // Jegging // Shorts // Bootie // Sandals- similar HERE // Bracelet // Earrings

Tee // Chambray Shirt // Jegging // Shorts- similar HERE // Mules // Sandals // Bracelet

Kimono // Tank Top // Jegging // Shorts // Bracelet

Top– similar HERE // Jegging- similar HERE // Booties // Hat // Cross Bag // Necklace // Bracelet

Tee // Mom Jean // Booties // Hat // Bracelet

Tee // Jegging // Bracelet // Necklace

Jumpsuit- similar HERE // Bracelet

Tee // Bralette // Jegging // Bracelet // Necklace

Top // Jegging // Hat // Bracelet // Necklace

If you have any questions about the items above or navigating the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, feel free to contact me here or through instagram!

xoxo,

Jerika