A mother's love reaches far and wide; beyond our imagination and comprehension. Celebrating the women who blessed us all with the gift of life should be a daily commitment. The appreciation of mothers is incredibly essential. Therefore, we are proud to highlight and share the stories of two inspiring mothers who are doing the toughest, yet most rewarding job on earth with so much style and grace.
How do you celebrate yourself outside of Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is holiday once a year for the world to celebrate mother’s but we all know it’s important to celebrate + honor ourselves every other day as well. For a long time, I set limits on myself because I had children but I wasn’t happy. I started making sure that I indulged in something I enjoy, sans children, at least once a month. It can be anything from skateboarding or going out to brunch with a friend. I find that doing something you enjoy outside of motherhood is a form of self-care and a way to celebrate who you are at your core.
What has motherhood + beauty routines looked like during quarantine?
If I'm being honest, since becoming a mother I've put less effort into my “beauty routine” but being quarantined has made me step it up. Why? Because a sister has time yall! I’ve mastered waking up earlier than my kids to prep myself for the day. I’ve purchased quality products for my skin and take time to apply them. I’ve spent a pretty penny on the right products for my hair and I faithfully dedicate a day just to my hair. Of course, the longer you spend in the shower the greater chance you’ll start hearing the phantom cries. Honey, on wash day I ignore those cries and proceed with my hair care routine. It’s really all about making time.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to women regarding beauty and self care?
Don't forget about YOURSELF. Before kids I’m sure you put effort into YOU probably every single day. I was the mom who always made sure her babies looked good while I looked tired and thrown together. You deserve to look as good as your kids. If you can stay faithful to wash day for your kid(s) hair you can make that effort for yourself. If you can make sure your kids have on the cutest outfits before walking out the door you can make sure you put on that fabulous dress that’s been sitting in the corner of your closet under all of your black leggings. If you can moisturize your babies body after a bath or before leaving the house you can make sure you're moisturized from your head to your toes. Don’t forget to give yourself the same energy you give to your children. It’s the little things and efforts that you can incorporate in your everyday that will bring about change and make you feel good. This applies to women without children as well just replace children with something or someone you put more effort into over yourself.
Introducing Cheralyn Nemard, mother of Mason and Avery