Mommy Monday: Motherhood

November 03, 2014

They say that motherly instincts come naturally. Well, that may be the case, but I seem to think a bit differently. Looking back at my childhood I can single out one person in particular that readied me for my motherly duties. Of course that person is none other than my own mother. Every nagging conversation, every heart to heart, has shaped me into the woman I am and the mother I've become.


....My mother has always been a very strong and positive part of my life. She taught me first hand what it meant to be a mom. She and my dad defied all statistics and proved to really understand what love was at such a young age. At seventeen I was naive beyond all comparison. The fact that the two of them at seventeen managed to raise me, and raise me well I might add, still shocks me to this day. My sister and I tease my mom and say she was the original "Teen Mom." She can laugh at her past, and smile at the fact that she's still with the only man she's ever been with, three kids later. They taught me my first lesson on love.


Originality, Honesty 
....My entire life she's never tried to be someone else. She's always liked the things she likes and doesn't care if people think it's weird that a woman in her 40's loves Harry Potter and Dr. Who. She's still the same person she was five, even ten years ago. There's not a dishonest bone in her body. Even when it hurts, she tells me the truth.

My Journey
....Life teaches us lessons every single day. Even when we aren't paying attention. Eventually every good or bad thing in your life teaches you something. I learned what love was from my parents. Not only did they truly love each other since the day they met, but they loved the three of us along the way.
I'm still learning from my mom to this day. Though she doesn't know it, she still sets a prime example of who I want to be twenty years from now. I want the love between Joshua and I to stay strong, to only flourish. Not diminish when times get tough. My parents were able to, so why not us? I pray our love story is Penelope's first lesson of love.
I strive to be original. To continue to like the things I like despite the pressures of society and what's "cool." I can only hope Penelope feels the way I do when she's my age. If I can make those impacts on her life, then I will truly feel like I've succeeded at motherhood.

Now go hug your mom! If your mom isn't around, call your mom and tell her you love her. (: 

xo kiki

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  1. All this was so sweet to read! I agree my mom is my role model to be with my own kids!

  2. This is really, really sweet Kiki. I love that you can still look to your mom as an example of the kind of woman you want to be! It sounds like your family has been blessed with incredible people (including you!). Loved reading this, friend!

    Simplicity Relished

    1. Thank you Daisy. I truly am blessed with a family that not only cares, but is constantly there when I need them. (:

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    1. Thank you so much Maggie! I hope you have a great week as well!

  4. This is such a sweet post, firstly thanks for sharing and secondly I too have a close relationship with my own mother and can totally relate.
    Beautiful family photos!

  5. It seems that the older I get, the more I truly begin to understand everything my mother has done for me. Lovely post. x Jenn | Every look tells a story.

    1. Right. When we are younger we get so mad at them for trying to teach us lessons that eventually shape us into who we are. (:

  6. What a beautiful post! Moms always deserve more credit than they get, and I think it is so amazing that you were able to verbalize it here so eloquently. I am going to call my mom now :)


  7. What a cute post! I live 2000 miles away from my Mom but I get to give her a hug this Thursday :) Jealous you get to see yours all the time! Take advantage of that.

    xo, Megan Ann

    1. Thank you Megan. I wish the two of you the best time this Thursday. (:

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    1. I always love making international friends! I'll be sure to check out your blog. (:

  9. This is beyond beautiful! congrats <3
    Kisses from Miami,


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