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  • Writer's pictureAmber Ristow

Happy Mother's Day

Today is the first time I get to celebrate being a mom with my family. Becoming a mom is the coolest (also probably the hardest!) thing I've ever done. It has challenged me, physically (uh birth, hello!) AND mentally (breastfeeding, am I right or am I right?).

I knew becoming a mom would be different than anything I'd ever done before. I knew I would love my child, but I didn't know how much. It's hard to describe, but it's so real. My heart literally bursts when I think about him. It helps that he's ridiculously cute. Though, even if he was an ugly baby, I'd still be convinced he is the cutest in the world. Regardless, I'd do anything for him.

Becoming a mom myself has made me appreciate moms so much more. It's not an easy job, and there is no right way to do things. I mean, I've Googled more things than I'm proud to admit, and I get far less done in a day than I imagined I would - and I'm literally home all day, every day. But in the end, it doesn't matter because what matters is the love we have for our kids.

So, today I want to extend a Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome mom figures out there! Today is a celebration for ALL the moms. The moms and step moms who have raised tiny humans to be who they are today, the soon to be moms, the fur moms, the aunts and grandmas who stepped up in times of need, and let's not forget to carve out some space for the the moms who want children, but maybe cant have them and the moms who have lost children in or out the womb. You all deserve to be celebrated today because you all loved your babies with all your heart. Thank you to all the mother figures in my life who have taught me how to love and be loved, how to do and be better, and how to be the mom that I am today. Today we celebrate you.

To celebrate, I put together a collection of some of my favorite photos I've taken in the last year of moms and their babies. Enjoy!


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