In a couple of weeks March Madness begins. It’s when sports fanatics start betting on their favorite collegiate teams to win the college basketball tournament. Well I thought I would create my own madness right here on the blog, except call it Mom Madness. I will be bringing you all things mommy related all month long. This is not to say I won’t post mom stuff during other months. It just means March is dedicated to Mom Madness.
Mom Madness will include my favorites, fashion, food, rants… all in relation to me being a parent. I have a lot of fun things planned that I hope you’ll enjoy. I plan on doing this every year too.
So welcome to my first Mommy Madness post…
I’ve always dreamed of having a daughter. Always. Aria is truly an answered prayer. I fall in love with her all over again every second of everyday. There are so many reasons I love having my sweet baby girl, and I thought I’d share some of them with you. Some of these moments won’t happen for awhile, but I look forward to them.
I connect with her. I can relate to her in ways that her father won’t be able to. It’s just the perks of us both being females. I will be able to help her cope with body changes, hormones, etc. It’s always great to have another woman to relate with you. I have plenty of embarrassing stories to tell.
I can give her pigtails. I LOVE doing hair. As a kid all my dolls had the best hair styles, and I would do my friends hair too. I watch hair tutorials all the time, and that’s how I learned how to do my own hair. I can’t wait to style Aria’s hair as she gets older.
I get to teach her to be a virtuous woman of God. I feel like these days having morals is rare. I pray that she never feels that she has to compromise her faith to fit in. I’m going to encourage Aria to be strong yet sympathetic, independent yet willing to lean on others when necessary, and to love hard.
I can share my keepsakes with her. I have items from my childhood that I can only give to my daughter. I also have some vintage clothes I can’t wait to pass along to her. It’s a piece of me that I can give to her.
We can be twins! I match Aria’s outfit whenever I can. YES, I’m that mom! I think it’s the cutest thing! I purposely will purchase clothing that matches hers, or be in the same color scheme. Check out our Mommy and Me look here.
We can be BFFs. There is nothing like a love between mother and daughter. She’s already my little best friend. We have dance parties, play, and have so much fun. She’ll forever have a mother first in me, and also a friend. As she gets older and our relationship begins to change, she’ll always know that she can rely on me no matter what.
I can host Girls Day. I believe in the Treat Yo Self phrase. I can’t wait for Aria and I to go out on the town. I can hear the manicures, pedicures, and food dates calling our names now. I’m excited to have someone to do all my girly stuff with.
I will have Aria’s love forever. There is no feeling like the joy I get when my daughter smiles at me. Nothing! She’s my favorite girl. Her love encourages me. In some ways it saves me. I can now imagine the love Christ has for us. At the end of the day it’s an indescribable feeling. There is just a special bond we will have as mother and daughter that no one can break.
I can watch her be Daddy’s girl. There is a special daddy space that I can’t fulfill. I love to watch Aria and Erik interact. I can already tell Aria is a daddy’s girl. She gets so excited when daddy returns home, and hates when he leaves. If she could talk I’m sure she’d be saying daddy all the time. I can’t wait to see her at her first daddy/daughter dance.
We can play together. I was obsessed with Barbie dolls growing up. If Aria is interested in them I would love to play with her. I also have an American Girl Doll I was gifted as an adult, because of my childhood love for them. I will pass that doll onto Aria someday. Maybe we will both share a love for the American Girl Dolls.
I’m sure I could go on and on, but that’s all I have for now. If you have a daughter share you love having a daughter below?
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