The Moments of Motherhood that Tug on my Heart Strings

I’m sharing CURAD® in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™ #CURAD #SoothePlus

I am going to open up this blog post with one of my favorite quotes about motherhood that I frequently reference….

“Making the decision to have a child-it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”  — Elizabeth Stone

This life and style motherhood blogger is talking about the Best of Kids Fashion for Spring with these beach images taken of her two little ladies!

For me, it has been so comforting being able to carry my babies with my all the time, whether in the womb or as small infants in my baby wraps and carriers. I am their protector, I am there to make sure that nothing bad ever happens to them. The second that my first baby took her first steps was the moment I realized that I would need to adjust my way of thinking. I needed to allow her to make some mistakes along the way in order for her to learn. With my first, this was extremely hard. I followed her ever movement. I never took my eyes off of her. I would never let her fall, get hurt or be vulnerable. She was my baby after all…..

After my second arrived, I realized that this was completely unrealistic. How was I going to be on top of TWO at once and make sure that they both never got hurt? I had to open my heart and let them explore more. I needed to let go of the notion that I could protect them forever. Letting go is one of the hardest things about motherhood. On Olivia’s first day of school, I cried in the car thinking about all the “what-ifs”. 

What if she falls on the playground and I am not there to catch her?

What if the other girls don’t include her?

 Are they going to make sure she gets her lunch? Will they take her to the bathroom frequently?

The list goes on and on. 

One thing I have learned throughout this roller coaster that motherhood is, is that letting your children trip and fall and make mistakes is certainly part of it all. As much as them scraping their knee tugs at your heart strings, it teaches them that they are strong. They can slip and fall and the important part is getting back up and trying again. Teaching them these lessons is one of the greatest motherhood privileges

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I am so excited to be teaming up with  CURAD® today because it’s a brand that as a Physician Assistant, I truly love. With everything from gauze pads, bandages and more, this brand allows me to take care of my babies the best that I can, while allowing them to explore on their own and build their confidence in a safe way. Motherhood may be one of the most difficult jobs I have ever had but brands like CURAD® make them a bit easier. 

Now go let your babies run free (with careful supervision of course) and let your heart come out on your sleeve just a little bit more 😉 

 

7 Comments

  1. May 24, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    It always makes me happy when my boys play together and intentionally include one another. I have also caught them sharing things that are important to them, which warms my heart as well. It is in those moments that I feel that I must, somehow, be doing something right somewhere!

  2. Lisa
    May 24, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I agree too, I’m always happy seeing my kids play and share, I look at it as they are growing and as a mom I too feel I must be doing something great. I love your images, priceless memories!

  3. May 24, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Oh boy have I had my heartstrings tugged many times over with three children. We have also used many boxes of CURAD bandages. I am sure I will have grandchildren tugging at my heartstrings someday.

  4. May 24, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Oh boy have I had my heartstrings tugged many times over with three children. We have also used many boxes of CURAD bandages. I am sure I will have grandchildren tugging at my heartstrings someday.

  5. May 25, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I come from a three child home and it was tortuous in a lot of ways but it was also great in some. I like that my siblings shared the same experience in childhood that I did, well heir own version of it anyway, so now we can help recall each other’s memories when we have patchy spots in our own. My husband and I have one child, a girl, and she gets all of the attention, I like it this way for our family, it works.

  6. May 26, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Aw even though you can’t watch them individually, it’s so nice to have a sibling. i totally agree with you that teaching them to learn from their mistakes is key! Thanks for sharing your motherhood journey

  7. June 3, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Nice and great post.

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