Though we don’t get around to it all too often, on the special occasion that the girls get a little pampering, they instantly feel like super special big girls. Of course, the time spent with just mommy makes it that much better. Naturally, since they were very little they have loved watching me do my makeup and have both taken a knack for doing their own now, too! With rosy cheeks and perfectly poutty lips, Poppy and Holland love playing with all the pretty things.
With everything going on around us right now, with the shelter in place and social distancing, all three kids are unable to socialize with any of their friends – which is very difficult for them. What’s making this uncertain time a little easier is having each other. In times like these, this is when their friendship is most important. I want them to know that their bond will always be present. Their sisterhood will never go away. When friends may come and go, their friendship will remain, as sisters and as friends.
While going through hard-times like what the world is dealing with right now, I realize now more than ever how important it is to set the example for my daughters. It is important for them to see their mom as strong and positive, kind and supporting, but most importantly, present. Being a busy working mom – a business owner at that – my time can definitely be limited and I find myself distracted and not fully-engaged as I should be. While we are all home during these times this is my time to find that balance of work + mom-life. I need to set the example of the importance of finding a balance between having a career but being there for my children in whatever capacity they need right now.