This post has been sponsored by Pampers and Walmart through Acorn. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone. #MothersPromise #AcornInfluence
Being a mom was a dream for so long. Starting when I was a little girl playing with my dolls. The dream never changed and the desire to have a child of my own grew with time.
I dreamed about what a house filled with baby laughs would sound like.
I dreamed of the all of the firsts I would be able to experience.
I dreamed of the snuggles, the adorable outfits and the bedtime stories.
I dreamed of the family vacations to Disney, trips to the beach and being a soccer mom.
Over the past three years, so many of those dreams have come true. That is what motherhood is to me, a dream come true. No matter the day, no matter how many tears were shed, toys were thrown or battles I just let go, there is nothing that can compare to the feeling that a child brings into your life. No love that can compare to the love you have for your child and how your heart swells when you hear those words “I love you mama.”
Along with those dreams came the thoughts about the kind of mom I had hoped to be. The one who was involved in all things. The one who made the cute crafts for holidays, had little helpers baking beside her in the kitchen and planting flowers in the garden. The kind of mom who wanted to make the ordinary days special.
Now that I’m a mom, all of those things are still true. I still strive to be the mom who makes ordinary days special. But that is not my goal as a mom. There is just one goal I have each and everyday as a mom. One that I will never stop focusing on.
More than anything else, my goal is for my two littles to feel loved each and everyday.
Through hugs, kisses or words. Through an extra book at bedtime, longer snuggles on the couch or a skipped nap to play outside. A spontaneous date to get ice cream, painting nails while little brother naps or a morning date with daddy for breakfast. Through home cooked meals, using the best diapers or watching Frozen for the millionth time. The little moments, gestures and words are what make the biggest difference.
As parents, we can’t protect our children from everything. There will be falls, scrapes and bruises. There will be tears, broken hearts, bad decisions and broken rules. But the one thing we can do as parents is love hard and make sure our children know how loved they are, even through those tough moments.
Being a mom is something I will never take for granted. And as long as I live, I will make sure my kids know how loved they are. That is my #MothersPromise
Before AG goes to bed each night, I tell her “I love you forever.” I’ve said it everyday since she was born. It’s something she now tells me back. When I decorated her big girl room, I knew it was something I wanted to have in her room. I printed the saying on vinyl and put it on a canvas I had already purchased. It’s one of my favorite pieces in her room. A piece that reminds me everyday what my promise is to my kids.
Today, I have a love you forever printable for you to download in pink, navy and grey.
Print it out, put it in a frame and you’re good to go.
Thank you Pampers & Walmart for sponsoring this post. We’ve been a Pampers house since Luke was born. Since he has sensitive skin, Pampers Premium Care have been the best for him. They’re 5 Star skin care- hypoallergenic, wetness indicator, unique absorb away liner, breathable inside & out, with extra absorb channels. You can find them at Walmart and Walmart.com.
What is your mother’s promise?
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I just want to do right by my kids. I want to make sure they have everything they need to be successful adults.
Marette @ Floradise says
This is such a sweet post. So much love!
I agree! My promise if to give my kids everything I never had in terms of time and emotional presence. Thank you for the printables – they are beautiful.
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Yes! My biggest prayer and promise to my little man is that he feels loved each and every day!
What a beautiful post!! Being a mom means promising to myself that I’ll be the best version of myself for my son. It is hard but such a worthy task! Pampers were our absolute favorite diaper – they were cute, comfortable, and very effective! They fit like a glove 🙂
Beeb Ashcroft says
I definitely am being patient about becoming a mother. I have a couple of habits I would like to get away from first because I would rather my children didn’t learn them, such as being impatient.
Pampers are my very fave also. Used them for both kids!!!!
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot says
This post was wonderful and resonated with me so much. I try so hard to make sure I am a mother that my kids will look back on and appreciate. Beautiful printable idea as well!
Amber Nelson says
I think we all want our children to feel loved and be loved. great post.
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This post gave me a ton of feels. I still cant read The Night You Were Born without crying. Every night I say to my daughter, Ill miss you when youre dreaming.
Your love for your kids is so evident in your actions….. and can be seen so clearly in this post! SO sweet!
Ana De- Jesus says
Aw what a lovely post. If I ever had children I want to give them the childhood that I never had and prove that I can be a good mother.
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Sandy Mangis says
Such a beautiful story. Enjoy all of it. They grow so fast.
Nikka Shae says
Aww this is too sweet, as a mother I want to best for my kids and I don’t want them to get hurt or let down by people. 😞😞😞
I love this post so much! I often feel that I fail at so much as a mom, but I know that my little ones feel loved so it is all OK!
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My boys are in the preteen years now it is a challenge. I know they still need me like they did when they were little – just in a different way.
Enjoy, the years fly by and they will be adults. My kids are almost all adults and I love them and still want to protect them as I did when they were small.
Rose Sahetapy says
How important is this to make sure your children feel they are loved and cared by their parents. A beautiful post, and I can feel so much love in it.
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laura londergan says
what a sweet post and you sound a lot like me. I have always told my daughter ‘love you more’ when we exchange ‘love yous’ and made sure to have it in her room where she can always be reminded 😉
I’ve got two boys, now 17 and 19. I’m so proud of them – they’ve grown into wonderful young men, even though there were some REALLY tough times.
Julie @ Girl on the Move says
Motherhood is still one of my dreams…someday. And that printable is so precious…and can be used so many ways!