Motherhood is an amazing journey, with many ups and downs. From sweet snuggles with your little to honest and hard questions, we're letting you in behind the scenes of some of our favorite CO mamas. Today we're introducing you to Stephanie, stay at home mom, military wife, and lover of boxer dogs (especially her dog Reggie!)
Tell us a little about yourself!
Hi! I’m Stephanie. I am a stay at home mama, military wifey + boxer dog lover! I am from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Currently stationed in Northern California. I have a four-month-old baby boy named Russell + a two-year-old daughter named Kendall. I enjoy cooking, I love everything motherhood + spending time with my family.
Most rewarding thing about being a mama?
Knowing that I made two cute tiny humans always amazes me. Being able to raise them + watch them grow is absolutely beautiful. My heart is always overflowing. The amount of unconditional love that we all share is endless. My babies make me want to become the best version of myself! I love their snuggles, their smooches + their giggles. I love being their mama!
What was the most surprising thing you discovered about being a mom?
I am surprised that I am still the same person. I am surprised that postpartum + recovering after giving birth was more difficult than being in labor + pushing out a baby. But most importantly, I am surprised by how confident + beautiful I feel after having 2 babies. It is so important to love + embrace every part of our bodies! We are all amazing mamas!!!
What does self-care look like for you? How do you make time for yourself and what does that look like?
I think my husband + I do a pretty good job with balancing time for ourselves. If I can get at least half an hour out of my busy day to squeeze in a workout, + shower, I am happy! Once both babies are napping, that is when I try to take advantage of my time!
What are some of your favorite activities to do with your babes?
We love the outdoors! Going on adventures with the family, going on walks, going to the park, having picnics. Blasting music + having dance parties.
What mom chore would you forever outsource?
Doing the dishes + laundry! It is never-ending.
What is something that having a child has taught you?
Being a mama has definitely taught me patience. Children love to test you! Kids grow up so fast. I always try to cherish every second with them. I know they aren’t going to be little forever!
What’s your favorite thing about Colored Organics?
Colored Organics clothing is so soft + cozy. The quality is amazing + all the prints/ colors are so cute!! It’s hard to decide which pieces you want to buy. So you end up buying them all!
Your favorite cozy item at Colored Organics?
We love the Emerson Sleeper + the Afton Bodysuits!! My favorite prints are Ginger Peak + Natural Dash!
What advice would you give to an expecting mother?
Everyone’s motherhood journey is different. Every child is different. It is so important to do what feels right and to raise your babies the way you want to! Have an open mind when it comes to not only your birthing plan but also with raising your baby. Don’t compare yourself to others. I know it is easier said than done. Even after having 2 kids, I am still learning something new every day. So be patient + don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is okay if you make mistakes along the way. It is all about trial + error. That is how we learn + grow not only as individuals but as parents. Enjoy every second! :)
To follow along with Stephanie and her sweet family, check out her Instagram.