If you saw my last post, you might already know that twinning is a big hit in our family. This time, I decided to take it to the next level and match outfits with my mini! I think it’s super cute and she feels extra special whenever she gets to dress like mommy. If you don’t know yet what you are going to be wearing for mother’s day, think about matching or color coordinating outfits with your kids. I can guarantee you some very cute pictures and lots of sparkle in their eyes!
In several countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated in the month of May and I look forward to honoring all the mommies that I respect and admire who greatly deserve a day to be spoiled. My favorite Mother’s Day celebrations are spent with my boys having breakfast in bed (made by my husband — of course) or having brunch at our favorite restaurant followed by kicking a soccer ball and chasing butterflies in the park. I also like to match my son by wearing similar or same graphic tees for a great photo opportunity — say cheese! I especially think it is sweet when moms and daughters dress in similar fashions — I love the “Mommy & Me” look and with so many cool designers also designing children’s wear it is easier now than ever to look hip and cool and just like your little mini me.
As mamas, we’re busy. There’s no doubt about that. In any given day, we’re running this way and that, cleaning up messes, soothing skinned knees, taking care of errands, answering the phone, reading the same book for the thousandth time and rushing to get to appointments on time. And everything takes longer when your sidekicks are wee people.
But then I saw the above photo last night on Instagram, and it struck me. What if I truly saw my surroundings through the eyes of a child? How much more beauty and awe would there be in each day!
I couldn’t stop thinking about this, so I emailed Erin, who took these photos of her daughter Phoebe. “The flowers were just outside a local grocer’s, Metropolitan Market,” she told me. “There are lots of opportunities for wonder and beauty in our everyday life, and slowing down to Phoebe’s pace helps me recognize them and stop to appreciate them.”
Erin practices slowing down to her daughter’s pace when it comes to clothing, too. She lets Phoebe “have as much influence as possible over her clothes”, by laying out two or three choices and letting Phoebe pick what she wants to wear. “It makes her happier about them, and also it makes getting dressed easier (even though it does take longer).”
For their mama-daughter outing to Metropolitan Market, Phoebe wore: