In 2016, I learned a lot about being a mommy! I learned that adding a second child to your family does not feel like double the work– it feels like ten times the work. I figured out that I can do it, just like millions of other people in the world! I learned that having children is the most fulfilling thing that I’ve ever done in my life. These boys teach me as much or more as I teach them every day and I’m so excited to walk through 2017 with them.
Yes, along with the rest of the world, of course my New Years resolution is to eat a little healthier — a little less Mac and cheese off these kiddos plates — and a little more fruits and veggies. But, perhaps the resolution I need to work on most is to be more in the moment. No more saying, “I can’t wait for [baby brother] to walk”! Now that he can, I want him to crawl again. These kids are only little once and the cliche “they grow so fast” is a cliche for a reason. So, I’m going to constantly remind myself to embrace the moment!
Now the clothes — this was a morning full of running errands with the kiddos, followed by an afternoon in my office while they napped wrapping up some end of the year odds and ends. So, I needed something that would work for both. I dressed the boys in their tried and true Hanna Anderson buffalo check flannel button downs. I paired big brothers with some black cords and baby brothers with his Hanna Anderson black corduroy overalls. Telling you about Hanna Anderson is probably not ground breaking news. It is a popular and successful brand for a reason. It’s high quality, it’s cute, it’s comfortable, it abides to strong safety standards, they give back, and the list goes on. I threw on what have been my favorite jeans lately with a simple black Alice and Olivia sweater and then wrapped myself up in a Burberry cashmere shawl my sweet parents, who are very aware of my affinity for heart prints, gave me for Christmas. For the moms who want to enter into the over the knee boot trend but need something comfortable enough to chase after the kids in all day — buy these — You will thank me.
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! May 2017 be full of many wonderful blessings.