My Motherhood Motto + a Giveaway

I'm sharing my motherhood motto with you along with the motto's of my blogging besties. I actually have a lot of thoughts on motherhood, so I'm summing up a few thoughts that I think are important + valuable. Plus, my friends share amazing advice that I'm sure will encourage you this Mother's Day. 

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We long to be mother's. The road to motherhood is different for everyone, but an honest answer from many moms is that motherhood is more difficult + trying than we ever imagined. We also often loose ourselves along the way, or we need to redefine ourselves at some point along or motherhood journey. 

My motherhood motto that I share below centers on finding our identity as moms + women. We have voices everywhere telling us everything we should do + can do. But, it's not realistic + it doesn't lead to happiness. If we are pushing ourselves to do + be everything. We won't be happy. And, our kids won't either. Some moms like to be homebodies (I mean, getting the kids into carseats is more work than it's worth sometimes) + some moms enjoy being on the go. Some moms enjoy art projects with their kids, some would rather send them to art class. Some moms love baking + some know where the best bakery is in their area. Some moms enjoy a workout in their home with chaos around + some need the space to workout outside the home. Some moms love traveling + globetrotting with their children + other moms like staycations + adventures within driving distance. 

I'm trying to share encouragement with you to listen to your gut. That still, small voice. I surely know that sometimes that voice is lost + it's a heart breaking struggle to find it again. But, I promise you it's worth it. We can't be everything to everyone. But, we can be healthy, whole + seeking the best sense of balance we can find. And, I think our kids will thrive on it. 

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Motherhood for me is complete selflessness. I'm not the focus, my children are. Motherhood is all about never giving up the struggle. It's a struggle everyday but a beautiful and fulfilling one. When you tell yourself never to give up that's when the real beauty of a mom is shown. We fight the good fight of surviving the hard days and the good days. It's the only job in the world I never want to quit! Alia of Little Mrs. Priss

For me, motherhood is about balance, grace, and love. Raising tiny humans is so hard and not at all glamorous, but it is also beautiful, amazing, and so rewarding. At the end of the day you just have to see the beauty in it all, give yourself grace, and embrace it. Amidst all the chaos, motherhood is a joyous journey.  Jessica of Mama Essentials.

Motherhood is a marathon not a sprint.  I've learned to just do the best I can and to not be so hard on myself.  There is no such thing as a perfect mom. Andrea of With love... Andrea

Motherhood is so many things, but the one word that encompasses it all for me is selfless. A mothers life is dedicated to loving and raising her children, often with little concern for herself. It is a crazy, fun, busy journey and there is nothing that has brought me more happiness in my life than my children. Kaycee of Cordially Kaycee

Motherhood is a personal journey that looks different for everyone. It's important for women to learn what their core beliefs are so they can incorporate them into their parenting style + daily routine. My motherhood motto is find who you are as a mom and be that, everyone else is already taken. Find your top 5 parenting values, thrive on those and don't fret too much about the rest. Lindsey of Lindsey Lee & Co.

Motherhood to me is trying to be present in the wonderful moments + the chaotic moments. Whether you're present or not, time will slip right through your fingers. #YouHaveMyWholeHeartForMyWholeLife Stefanie of What's Up Buttarcup

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Motherhood Mottos:

Motherhood in the last two years has taught me strengths I didn't know I had, fears I didn't know I could have, but most of all a love that I didn't know existed!! Motherhood is a wild and crazy ride that I feel so blessed to experience. Kayla of A Darling Dream

For me, being a mama is all about doing whatever it takes. Whether it's figuring out how to survive with a baby who doesn't sleep, or balancing work and motherhood, we all have to do what works best for our babies and our families. We are all doing the best we can, and no one is ever going to agree with everything you do (and that's ok!). You do you mama! Lindsay of Middle of Somewhere

I've only been a mom now for two years, but it has been the best two years of my life so far. Everyone always tells you when you're pregnant that your life is going to change once a baby comes, and it does, but for the better. You see this little person that you created growing each day and experiencing things for the first time and it brings you an indescribable joy to your life. Being a parent is the hardest thing I've done so far, but it is the most rewarding job I've ever had. I've had moments in my life where I wasn't sure if I wanted a child, and now that I have one I can't imagine not being able to experience such a crazy type of love for someone.  Does becoming a parent change your life? Absolutely, but I wouldn't  trade it for the world! Sarah of Sew Sarah R

My motherhood motto is support and patience.  It's about allowing your tiny human to find their own way, while guiding them down the right path.  Then to not lose your "you know what" when they don't make the right choice. Megan of the Fashionista Mama

Your greatest contribution to this world may not be necessarily what you do, but someone you raise. Changing the world starts with within your household. Hannah of brave Blonde

Motherhood isn't about having a picture perfect home with spotless floors + perfect little ones running around... Motherhood is about loving on your crying baby at 3am, changing the millionth dirty diaper, + enjoying the sweet and very real moments that come along with being a mama... I'm just enjoying the journey of motherhood because these babies of ours sure won't be little like this for long. Kasey of Thee Girl in Yellow


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These lovely ladies + I are excited to be teaming up to giveaway the ultimate mommy + me prize pack. Be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Also, remember that the more entries, the better your chance of winning is! The giveaway is open to US residents only. It will run from 12am MST on 5/10 until 5/17. One lucky winner will receive the following:

A $150 giftcard to Target

A $50 giftcard to

A set of 6 supersized bath bombs from Sky Organics

A Mother's Day gift set from All In the Cards

A $50 gift card to Miss Match

A 5mL bottle of Lavender essential oil from Young Living

A diaper caddy from for kids

A pair of boy or girl shoes from PediPed

A ergoPouch ergoCocoon swaddle to sleep bag

A $40 gift bag of assorted products from MAM

A $30 gift package of assorted GoSili products

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Non-toxic Kitchen Organization with The Baby Cubby

An organized kitchen is a dream come true for busy moms. That dream can become pretty elusive when you throw in all of the baby + kid supplies into the cupboards. Recently, The Baby Cubby helped me solve one organization problem I had + now I couldn't be happier. Organization isn't about perfection. It's about efficiency, reducing stress + clutter, saving time + money + improving your overall quality of life. - Christina Scalise

Kitchen organization

My family lives with multiple food allergies, so I am always in the kitchen cooking. That means I'm also in the kitchen cleaning + washing dishes. I mean lots of dishes. I was getting really frustrated with the plastic cups that crept into our kitchen. They aren't the safest option for my kids, with the leaching of chemicals. So, I wanted them out of our kitchen.  I also found the plastic difficult because I like to wash plastic by hand rather than place in the dishwasher at high heat. The kids often broke our glass cups that we had, so that was a whole other difficulty I faced. Nothing like sidelining a day with cleaning up broken glass.  Also, I did I mention water bottles? Can I say ten thousand pieces?! That is a lot of washing. The water bottles are great for soccer practice, but not for everyday in the kitchen.

Kitchen organization sippy cups

I found the Boon SNUG Spout at The Baby Cubby + I thought what a great idea! I got rid of all of those pesky plastic cups + I also bought a case of Ball Mason jars at my local craft store. The glass cups are thick + hearty. Perfect for the dishwasher. Perfect for everyday use + the perfect size for the SNUG Spout. Also, kids + adults can use the Mason jars as cups, so no special cups for anyone, completely interchangeable. Also, if any of the glasses do break, it is easy to replace them so we always have matching cups. We also had the problem that many of our glasses broke so everything was mis-matched. Now we are much more organized + streamlined with one set of matching glasses.

Kitchen organization sippy cups

I love that our new sippy cups are spill-proof, 100% silicone, BPA, PVC + Phthalate free. There are many health concerns over the use of BPA in products, especially in products used for children. To learn more on the effects of BPA, you can read more information through The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

BPA free kitchen organization

The Baby Cubby has a great selection of the best products for babies + children, I'm so thankful I found these safe + stylish sippy cups in the shop. The Baby Cubby is for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there. They know what it's like + they are passionate about encouraging, reminding + inspiring parents how amazing they are + how important their role is. They find the best + safest baby gear. They price match everything, even Amazon. They offer free shipping nationwide at + discuss some difficult parenting topics on the Baby Cubby Community Blog. The blog is a great place to find encouragement + inspiration!

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Encouraging words to organize your non-toxic kitchen:

A good system shortens the road to the goal. - Orison Swett Marden

For every minute spent organizing an hour is earned. 

Growth comes from setting your goals high + reaching for the stars. - Spencer W. Kimball

Your home is LIVING SPACE, not storage space. - Francine Jay

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine. -Brian Tracy

This post was sponsored by the Baby Cubby. We love our safe + curated items that the Baby Cubby carries + all optnions are my own.

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Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.