In honor of Mother's Day today, We're highlighting moms and sharing funny stories about our kids. Below you will find some awesome moms sharing their mommy funny moments about their little ones and what they learned watching their own moms.
Alisha Burke, artist, author and blogger. www.alisaburke.com
My daughter Lucy has a really vivid imagination and she spent the entire age of 3 insisting that we call her Faluettte, a character that she came up with who was a French chef. Every where we went she would speak with an accent and only answer to the name Faulette. This phase finally wore off and now she likes to pretend she is a talking dog.
My mom always made time to grow her relationships with her girlfriends. No matter how busy she was or how much time she invested into taking care of her family, she would stop to connect with the women in her life.
Creator and Founder of Jacq's Organics, Barbara Jacques
My daughter Dominique does not like to hear the words "bedtime" or "sleepy". The word "bedtime" has to be spelled out or sometimes my husband, James and I use hand signals so she doesn't get riled up. Now at the age of four it's gotten better, but when she was 2 years old getting her to bed or to take a nap was a major task. One afternoon we were driving around town running errands, it was later in the afternoon so I knew she was due for a nap. However, when I asked her if she'd like to close her eyes for a bit, she responded, "No, mommy. I'm not sleepy." I said, "Okay." But, I looked in the rear view mirror and could see that her eyelids were extremely heavy and her head was nodding back and forth; she was struggling, fighting not to fall asleep in her car seat. A few minutes later, she started whining. I asked her what's wrong and she cried, "My eyes! It's not working. It keeps closing on me." James and I started to laugh hysterically! Because she couldn't keep her eyes open, it made her think that something is wrong with them.
My mom was my best friend while I was growing up, so losing her at the age of 15 years old to a car accident was devastating. After migrating to the U.S. she decided to enroll in cosmetology school to learn the English language. In the end, she decided not to work as a cosmetologist, but she took so much pride in doing her hair and makeup. On occasion, my mom would be missing-in-action for a few hours and my siblings and I had no idea where she was. And then she would come home looking refreshed, with an entirely new look.
I would watch her get ready and asked lots of questions. I always thought that self-care was just about looking and feeling pretty. But it wasn't until I had my daughter that I realized that self-care means so much more!
Photo credit Creole Art Photography
Part-time designer and blogger, Elexis Bahl. www.bahlbabies.com
I have two boys, I feel like my whole life is just a punch line waiting to happen. But recently, my youngest has really started to pick.....his nose.....all the time. And, I try and remind him "if you have something just use a tissue and blow your nose". No, he's a digger. We were visiting family friends who happen to own a pawn shop and talking with all the older gentlemen that hang out there. Mid conversation, he stands up and walks to the middle of the room, and starts digging. But nothing comes out. So I get a tissue and ask him to blow his nose. Nothing. So I examine and sure enough, full. I'm not even sure how this kid could breath. I do what any mom has to do in that situation...... Swallow my pride and start digging. The look on all those men's faces was priceless and I could not stop laughing. It's a mess job, but so worth it.
My mom really never taught me much. She was a "wash everything with Dove soap and be good" kind of girl. But, my grandmother taught me so many amazing things about taking care of my skin. We have very similar skin types and she brought so many great tips and tricks with her when she moved from Trinidad. The number one rule she always told me was to hydrate, hydrate your body and hydrate your skin. She reminded me to NEVER sleep with make-up on and use as little as possible when possible. Her go to product for masks and scrubs, Turmeric. It has so many amazing benefits for your skin. You can make a mask and apply it to your skin or use as a scrub.
My mom was a "wash everything with Dove soap and be good" kind of girl. But, my grandmother taught me so many amazing things about taking care of my skin. We have very similar skin types and she brought so many great tips and tricks with her when she moved from Trinidad. The number one rule she always told me was to hydrate, hydrate your body and hydrate your skin. She reminded me to NEVER sleep with make-up on and use as little as possible when possible. Her go to product for masks and scrubs, Turmeric. It has so many amazing benefits for your skin. You can make a mask and apply it to your skin or use as a scrub.
We are so excited to introduce our new Brand Ambassador Elexis Bahl! She's a true representation of everything the Jacq's Organics Brand represents: strong, confident, fun, and inspiring modern mom. Be sure to stay tuned as we will be introducing each one of the Jacquettes, our brand beauties; we will feature personal insights into their daily life, inspirations, joy and struggles of mommy life.
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