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

Embracing the “Flaws”

That voice inside my head that’s always telling me “You can’t wear tight fitted clothing. You have to hide that mom belly!” has been getting a lot quieter lately. I’m more in a “I’ll wear whatever the hell I want” place now.

Just because that belly has been stretched to the max not once, but THREE times, does not mean I should hide it away. Do I prefer it safely tucked inside my high waisted jeggings? You bet. But I’m no longer shying away from those adorable bodysuits and tighter tops because of that little voice that society has planted in my head.

To the new mom whose body feels foreign. To the mom who thought she’d loose the baby weight by now. To the mom strategically covering her “problem areas”- You are seen. You are beautiful. Your body is bangin’.

Every body is different and worth celebrating. I challenge you to embrace that body- the things you like AND the things you consider “flaws”. Embrace the body that has changed and grown with you. It deserves your love. ❤️

xoxo.

Pink Blush- Made for Moms

I was scouring the internet at 20 weeks pregnant with my second baby when I came across Pink Blush for the first time. They had the best variety of stylish maternity items I had seen. I still remember the relief I felt scrolling through the website. Finding cute and forgiving clothes had been so hard up until then. The pieces I owned from Pink Blush quickly became my favorite things to wear, and complemented my growing belly so well.

Fast forward 5 (!) years and add in another baby. I found myself struggling to dress a body that seemed foreign to me again, but this time it was my post partum body. I rediscovered Pink Blush, but this time they had a variety of amazing pieces- not just for expecting women, but all stages.

One of my favorite pieces available right now is this sweater! It’s perfect for fall AND winter and those cable knit details ad balloon sleeves give the perfect, subtle statement. I’m a huge fan of transitional pieces, and this will be in my rotation frequently in the coming months. You can grab the sweater here!

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This outfit is geared a bit more towards fall, but you could add a cute faux fur vest and warmer boots to carry it into winter! With all that detail on the sleeves, I wanted to go simple with the rest of the look to really show case them. Booties and my favorite Amazon hat were the perfect choices.

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This outfit just screams C O Z Y, which is key for me when it’s cold. I love the pop the sweater gives this casual, comfy look!

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I’m so thankful that Pink Blush is still providing me with stylish pieces to make me feel confident as a mom of 3. Because being a mom doesn’t mean you have to give up the cute clothes!

xoxo,

Jerika. ❤️

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