RAISING TINY TODDLERS
When I look at these photos my heart almost bursts. I am completely overwhelmed with love and gratitude that I get to be their mama. I wish I could bottle up all the joy that they give me. I’d be lying if I said the toddler stage was easy. I don’t have the answers to getting your toddler to eat brussels sprouts or how to avoid tantrums out in public, but I do have one trick that truly snaps everything back into perspective for me. I remind myself that these days are limited. One day I will wake up and they will want to go see their friends, play sports, and do all the things kids do. So, for now, I will cherish the fact that they just want to be at my feet, in my lap, or giving me a big giant hug.
SHOP DYI MOTHER’S DAY SALE
I bought my first pair of
After giving birth to the twins, I immediately lost all the baby weight. However, at 24 I was not prepared for this new skin I was in. Nobody talks about the aftermath of having a child, and looking at all my friends in bikinis made me just want to run and hide. This was when I had a whole new appreciation for DYI’s high waistband. It made me feel secure and comfortable, giving me one less thing to worry about with newborn twins.
When the twins turned one and I stopped breastfeeding, I really struggled with nutrition and exercise. My hormones were going crazy and I couldn’t keep my weight down. Gaining almost all of my pregnancy weight back in six months. At this point, I was very self-conscious, but I found confidence in wearing my
However, I knew at this point I needed to make a change. I was struggling a lot mentally with how I felt about my body, I couldn’t keep up with my twins, and at my height, that amount of weight would quickly become unhealthy. I’m so grateful for all the women at the Bar Method who helped me on my journey over the past six months. F
My body has been through so many profound changes over the past few years and I am so thankful for DYI and the Bar Method for being there every step of the way. Shop DYI has created durable, comfortable, flattering, and unique pieces for every woman regardless of their shape and size, for whatever season of life they are in. You can shop my entire outfit here. I am wearing a large in all pieces. Use code “mom20” for 20% off your entire purchase.