MOMMY Week Day 2: Learning to Let Go

474A0743 It’s Day 2 of Mommy Week today and I’m so excited to have partnered up with DSW to share my experience as a mother for the past 2 years. It’s surreal to think that I’ve been a mom for over 2 years already, and wow what a difference 2 years can make. Although I like to say that I’m the same person…. I’m not. I’ve been filled with so much love from motherhood that I have so much more love to give to others. My outlook on life is completely different now too. Before I used to always live in the future. I would always be 10 step ahead of everyone else and pre-plan everything. Needless to say, that is how I got to where I am today, but it’s almost as if I’ve had to unlearn my past habits. Having a baby is the best indicator of how fast time passes by… and through motherhood I’ve learned the importance of living in the moment. It’s ok to pre-plan things but sometimes the best things just happen as you are living in it. This shoot being the perfect example. I originally had a different concept in mind but all of a sudden she wanted to eat ice cream out of nowhere (well of course… what toddler doesn’t love ice cream?), so I decided to deviate from my original plan and take her to get some ice cream! She was happy as she could be and this just shows you that sometimes you just have to let go and LIVE! And sometimes the best moments will present itself during those times. (Note: this does not mean you should feed your child ice cream every time lol). I will never forget her cute chuckling face as she danced the afternoon away with her ice cream and new Adidas sneakers from DSW. I’ve been obsessed with these shoes for Chloe and she has been wearing them every day since we got them! Plus they are super easy to slip on and slip off when getting her dressed. Anyways no matter how many mini meltdowns Chloe may have (we go through several a day especially at this age of two) I always remember to take a deep breath, let go, live in the moment, and march on because as cheesy as it may sound… I wouldn’t trade motherhood in for anything else! PS: Check out Mommy Week Day 1 here! Thanks to this partnership, a wonderful donation has been made to Baby 2 Baby. This post has been sponsored by DSW.  All opinions are my own.