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Lessons I’ve Learned From Being A Mom

Obsessed with these bracelets. I wear them almost everyday!



Mother’s Day comes with a lot of meaning in our home – it’s actually always had a lot of meaning to me personally. As a child in a blended family, I had the joy of having two amazing women play mom roles in my life and now I’m experiencing it from the other side within our own little blended family. It’s funny – before I had kids, I always thought being a mom would be one of the easiest things. (I guess that’s a tribute to my own mom and step-mom for making it look so easy 🙂 but it’s taught me some of my hardest life lessons and also brought me some of the greatest joy that I didn’t even know was possible to experience. I’m so grateful for 3 kids that mean so much to me. And even though for two of them I’m only their stepmom, I hope they know what an impact they’ve had on my life and how special they are to me.

It always surprises me how each kid has such a different personality. They have to be parented so differently, they have different love languages, and they are all just so unique in their own way. As moms we continually feel like it’s our job to teach our kids, but today I wanted to share a few things that they have taught me.

Got Mara and myself these little lockets that each hold a picture of our family. They are so special and I hope she keeps it to give to her daughter one day. Also got one for my Moms as a gift from the kids for Mother’s Day. 🙂


The oldest child and the biggest nurturer. I didn’t have siblings growing up, but I can’t imagine a better sister. Mara is super loyal, artistic, and giving. Super shy unless you know her well. She loves to take care of her brothers and play Mom. She’s taught me patience. Honestly she’s more patient than me a lot of times, especially with Beckam. No matter what he asks or wants she is there to make sure he is okay. Mara’s laugh is so contagious and she will make such an amazing mom one day!!

His little toothless smile kills me 🙂


Wes is always mistaken as the oldest. 🙂 He values quality time and doing things to together. He is the sensitive one in the family, but not in a whiny way, he just senses people’s feelings and hates conflict. He always knows if someone is upset and will be the first to give you a hug or try to include you if you’re feeling down. Whenever the siblings fight he is the first to apologize and say sorry. He’s taught me to let things go easier when Cody and I are in a stupid fight and I love what a cuddler he is! He has such a big heart!


Partially it is the age, but the way he looks at life is so beautiful. Everything is the most exciting thing in the world to him, rolling down a hill of grass, blowing bubbles, seeing a cool bird in the sky, everything is an adventure. He is also the trouble maker in the family. Full of mischief but the life of the party. His excitement about life makes my day. He’s taught me to appreciate the little things, and to love in a way I didn’t know possible.

I know on Mother’s Day we are always thinking about our moms and, if we have kids of our own, celebrating having them in our life! I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the 3 people who have given me the best gift of being a mom and say thank you to my own moms who have given me such a good example of what that means.

Below are a few more pieces from the LAGOS Mother’s Day collection that I’ve been wearing non-stop lately and a little video we made. (ps. Mara and Wes were at school when we filmed so that’s the only reason they weren’t in it 🙂

They are the best gift and a special keepsake that moms and grandmas can wear all the time to keep their loved ones close. Great gifts for Mother’s Day:

XX, Christine

*In collaboration with LAGOS.

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