5.09.2013

Motherhood 


I haven't been so consistent at updating lately and as much as I enjoy writing this blog and doing everything on the side, being a mom and giving Bentley all my time is where my priorities lie. It would be so easy to let Bentley play by himself while I work on something else but I feel that it is so important for me to be present for him. If he's up, I want to be the one with him playing and teaching him everything and having fun. Isn't that what being a mom is about? 

I feel there are so many distractions made for moms today that take away from the time that could be spend enjoying each and every moment we have with our babies. Because you know what, before we know it they aren't babies anymore. I don't want to have any regrets when Bentley grows up and wish I had given him more of my time. Time when he really needed me there. I know I've shared this quote on here before but I just had to share it again. It is one of my favorites from President Thomas S. Monson:


I know, it's so cliche but I find myself thinking everyday 
(seriously everyday) 
 "How did this happen?"
 In the short 10 months that Bentley has been here, he has grown so much and I don't want to miss a second of it. It makes me sad thinking that the "Baby" stage is over. I miss those long cuddles where he would just sleep on me for hours on end. At the same time it is so much fun now that he's interacting with us more and his personality is starting to come through. He really understands what is going on. Just the other night we had gone out to a movie (which is almost impossible now since he is getting so mobile) and Bentley was trying to crawl up the stairs at the side of the theater and he looked over and saw me and just gave me the biggest grin. It was so dark I don't know how he even saw me, but it just melted my heart! I love how he knows us. 

Motherhood is a gift. It is a privilege. It is something I look forward to when I wake up every morning. It is something that has changed my life more than any decision thus far in my life. It is also the best decision I have ever made. I'll be honest, at the end of the day I'm glad to put Bentley to bed. But I guarantee you 5 minutes later, Brady and I are saying, "Can we go get him?". I mean we don't of course, but we miss him so much that we seriously consider it! Yes, there are days that are hard. Really hard. But the good times are so much better.

Growing up, I was so excited to be a mom. But even then, I underestimated just how much I would love being a mom. It is without a doubt, the most amazing gift I have ever been given. There is nothing better in the world to have Bentley as my son and I am so lucky to be his mom.

I am so lucky to have so many great mothers and role models in my life. All of whom I look up to so much! These women helped shape me into the person I am today and for that, I am forever grateful. I am definitely a mamma's girl and always will be. I love my mom!

Since we love moms so much here at 
Hello Little Scout
 I have some freebies for you guys! I know, it's been so long since I've done these so I wanted to make it up to you guys and make a bunch of my favorite Mother's Day quotes/sayings. Enjoy!

Happy Mother's day Mommies!
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50 comments:

  1. What an amazing post! You really get this mother thing! Love the art, too!

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  2. How cute is your family! Have a wonderful Mothers Day :)

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  3. You nailed it! It's amazing how much your love increases when you have kids! Love all your quotes!

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  4. love this post!! those freebies are darling and happy early mothers day to you!

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  5. Okay so glad you found me, I just came to your blog and already love it right away! I can tell what a good mom you are from what you said in this post about being present with your little one..love it! following back! Xo
    welltraveledwife.com

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  6. Love the freebies!! Home is where mom is and the happy mother's day with the arrows are my fave!! Happy mother's day doll!

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  7. Perfect post. It's so true!

    Love the quotes.

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  8. I love the blog design and freebies. You style is really crisp and clean. How did you learn to do this? Did you go to school for it or teach yourself? What program do you use?

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  9. I love all of this. You seem like such an amazing, talented Mom. Thank you for sharing what motherhood means to you! I can't wait to be a Mama someday.

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  10. so cuuute! me and hubs have been talking about kids lately too :)

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  11. Even though I'm only 17, I fear that someday I will be one of those moms who is sitting on a park bench on her cell phone instead of pushing her child on the swing! I agree that there are so many distractions these days but I love that you are spending so much time with your son!! You have the cutest little family by the way :)

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  12. Oh, I agree with everything you just said! We've been spending all our time playing outside these days. It's the best kind of fun there is. Also, cute freebies!

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  13. Wow Jamie...what an ADORABLE blog you have! I'm so glad I found it. :)

    -Amanda | Living in Another Language

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  14. Thank you for stopping by :) loving your adorable blog!!

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  15. I love your blog!!! It's so cute!!!! :)

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  16. Wow, Bentley is so adorable!! I love all of your Mothers quotes! Newest follower!

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  17. How did it happen Jamie! I think Bentley is so adorable and I love dogs too! I know being a mother is tough and you are one tough one out there, don't stop being such an amazing mom! Happy mothers' day to you! x I'm defo following you back!

    Jo

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  18. Truth! Amazing post! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Bentley is one handsome little man! Looking forward to following!!!

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  19. Aw I love that quote! I am not a mother yet, but I definitely see the truth in those words!! Glad you found my blog, because I love yours!!

    xo

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  20. Ok, you are far too cute to be reading a blog like mine! Love the Mother's day quotes. I just redid my laundry room and was planning on hanging the quote by President Monson in there somewhere. I LOVE that one!

    ps... Your little family is darling. :)

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  21. i am SO excited to be a mom! love all those quotes!

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  22. I love these printables! Pinning it :)

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  23. Yay, Happy Mother's Day! I am so excited I get to take my mom to brunch!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  24. Happy Mama's Day to you, girl!

    Have a blessed weekend!!

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  25. Wow, we'll said Momma!! You have a lovely blog! Those printables and quotes are just too cute, not to mention Bentley, he's adorable! Happy Mothers Day to you!
    www.babysaiz.blogspot.com

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  26. Happy mother's day to you! I am not a mother yet but i know how important it is to be there in every milestone of the child. I think youre doing a great job! Kudos to you and all the moms out there.

    Btw, im following you now! I hope you'll follow back!

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  27. Being a mom is the best! So glad you're loving it:) Great posters too :)
    Ginny

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  28. amen! amen! amen! i'm so thankful that there are other mothers out there who think spending time with their babies is an important job. that's the way my parents raised me (i.e. after i get married being a mommy is so important). it's definitely the most important job anyone could ever have. kudos to you.

    happy mother's day tomorrow.

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  29. Happy Mother's Day to my baby girl and awesome momma of our "boo". I love you more than you will ever know, and am so proud of the little momma you are. Your boys are lucky to have you!

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  30. Happy Mother's Day! You are such a cute little momma and have such a good outlook ;)

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  31. Hope you had an amazing mother's day weekend! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  32. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. These printables are all so great! Thanks for sharing them.

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  33. Wonderful wonderful post! So well said. Being a mom is the best thing that's ever happened to me. I am so changed, for the better. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

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  34. love this. so true. and sweet :)

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  35. Super cute printables. I was just reading a conference talk about taking time to disconnect from technology and spend time with your kids. I've been trying it out and I love the memories I'm making with Matix. Blogging can take the back seat to our little boys. :)

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