This picture was taken two years ago. If my now-self could say something to my then-self, I’d say – I know you feel pretty exhausted and pretty isolated. Sometimes a lack of patience or a lack of hygiene leaves you feeling pretty ugly. The common denominator to all of this? There’s a whole lot of pretty going on. And the work you’re doing? Is pretty incredible.
This goes for all moms out there with babies. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a career mom. Whether it’s your first child or your fifth. Our bodies have changed, our boobs hurt, and we’ve started accessorizing with spit-up. We have become pretty messy, and so have our homes. And still? There’s pretty. So mamas, listen to me. You’re pretty fucking awesome. And you know what else? With or without a shower – with or without mascara – in case you haven’t heard it for a while – you too are very very pretty.