If you were to take a moment to say what your role as mom encompasses, you wouldn’t be able to explain it all in just a single moment. There would be a never ending conversation awaiting you. Sometimes it feels like all we do as a mom is tell our kids no, discipline and correct, put kids in time outs, give spankings, change diapers, clean up messes, and well, you get the picture. It can be really hard to see past those mundane tasks and realize that being a mama is so much more than just that.
Mama, you’re an encourager. It is you who see those dreams in the lives of your children and encourage them to come to life.
Mama, you’re an entertainer. No one can make those babies day like you can.
Mama, you’re a comforter. No one can kiss a boo-boo with the healing powers you possess.
Mama, you’re a cheerleader. You are right there telling your babies to go after those dreams.
Mama, you are a soul-shaper. You are shaping lives right in front of you every day.
Mama, you are doing SO much for those babies. Even in the mundane of the every day. Even when it seems like the laundry never ends, the tantrums get louder, and you’ve said the same thing a hundred times…you are making a difference.
Sometimes our kids are just that extra push we need to see the dream that we have within us. The dream to inspire the people around us with the message our heart is holding.
That is exactly how Mandy was inspired to begin her dream, The Blue Envelope. Read all about her story below. And be sure to keep an eye on Instagram in the coming weeks for a BIG giveaway!
“After the birth of my twins I wanted to find a way to teach them kindness and give them positive messages; that’s when we decided to start designing apparel for little ones.
My husband and I have 2 year old boy/girl twins Benjamin and Ella. We struggled for years trying to start a family and after we lost our first two babies we came to the point where we were going to adopt. After numerous trips to the fertility specialist and another failed attempt we were ready to call it quits. My husband convinced me to give it one more try and if that didn’t work we would look into other options. We got pregnant with our two miracle babies. Twins do not run in our family and my doctor had me on a medication that was supposed to reduce the likelihood of multiples compared to other things I could have taken. Hearing their heartbeats for the first time was the most amazing feeling. We were considered very high risk and saw a specialist once a week throughout my entire pregnancy. Our specialist had never seen a case like ours and every week we were told the chances of them making it another week was very low. We made it to 35 weeks with two amazing babies weighing in at 5 lbs each! We were so proud of them! Benjamin was in the NICU for 8 days while we got to take Ella home after several days in the hospital. Leaving my son was the hardest thing I ever had to do but we were able to take him home the following week and our little family was complete! They are both very healthy happy growing babies and I love every minute with them! We started our new line shortly after the twins were born and our inspiration comes from the adventures we have together.
Seeing my children grow and learn new things every day inspires my passion for this brand. Also, being able to put a smile on the face of a child who needs it the most — those are the best moments. We take great pride in each new design and each piece we make. We try to make sure all of our tees are a positive message to spread kindness, be brave, and know that each one of our customers is unique and amazing.”
There will be a big giveaway at the end of this series featuring The Blue Envelope, so make sure you’re following on Instagram so you don’t miss it!