By, Justine Lorelle LoMonaco.
“Women have always done it all, from raising babies to raising empires.”
Women have always done it all. (And that goes double for you mamas out there!) From raising babies to raising empires, there never seems to be a mountain or task too challenging to conquer. Women care for families, lead businesses, manage homes, and do all the things–often with a baby on their hip. (And sometimes in heels. Just saying.)
But today, “all the things” encompasses more and more both in and out of the home. Thanks to pressures from social media, women are now expected to maintain Pinterest-worthy homes, cook clean/gluten-free/organic/perfect meals, and bounce back #fitfam style after pregnancy with little to no downtime. And did we mention your hair needs to be on point? (We’re tired already.)
But what if we did it differently? What if instead of adding to that long list of expectations, we celebrated what we’ve already accomplished?
“We want to inspire women to embrace what real really means.”
This Women’s History Month, we want to inspire women to embrace what real really means. Real is being the best mom you can be…all while celebrating the fact that you will never be “just a mom.” Real is making healthy choices, while still leaving room for chocolate, cheese, wine, or whatever counts as indulgence for you. Real is knowing that whether you’re a SAHM, working mom, or somewhere in between, there is no right way to have it all. Real is cherishing and caring for the body you have, no matter what it looks like.
“We’re all just doing the best we can. That’s real for us.”
Doing and having it all is different for every women. Maybe your “all” looks a lot like that Pinterest-perfect life. Maybe it’s usually in yoga pants and covered in remnants from this morning’s breakfast. We think you’re awesome either way. (And if it is as perfect as it looks, how ‘bout sharing some of those life tips our way, eh?)
“This Women’s History Month, we salute you.”
So this Women’s History Month, we salute you, the women doing it all. The women getting up every day, ready to slay (or at least find time to do a load of laundry while playing trucks with your toddler). You inspire us constantly.