Posted on June 16 2017
NAME: Veronica Ramirez
LOCATION: Altadena, CA
# OF BABES: 2
HOW HAS BECOMING A MOM CHANGED YOU?
I honestly can say I am a different person from 6 years ago! My priorities have shifted, I feel that my life before was a bit superficial but now everything I do has a focus and I am more intentional. When I was pregnant a friend told me something that stuck a cord with me "Wanting to have children is the most selfish thing you can ever do, caring for your kids is the most selfless thing you will ever do" I never realized how true that statement until I had them!
HOW DO YOU STAY CONNECTED WITH YOURSELF AND MAINTAIN WHILE ROCKING THE MOM-LIFE?
This took me awhile to figure it out... for the first couple of years I was completely overwhelmed with motherhood and it was hard to see beyond the endless nursing days and dirty diapers. One day I woke up and told myself this was not the person I wanted my girls to "look up to", I wanted them to grow up to love themselves no matter who they become but I wasn't really loving myself... I wasn't being a good example. First I took care of my health, it wasn't a matter of just losing weight it was about feeling better, having more energy and getting my confidence back! I took little steps at a time: taking a hot uninterrupted shower, getting my nails done every so often, buying a kick ass pair of sunglasses to make me feel like I can do anything! Lastly taking time to date my husband! When we are out and it is just the two of us it makes me feel like I did before the kids... young and a bit carefree!
WHAT IS YOUR MOM UNIFORM?
Right now I live in a denim shirt, ripped white wash jeans, booties and my I AM MODERN MOTHERHOOD specs!!
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?
"Be kind with yourself and realize that you will never be a perfect mom" --- For so long I thought I had to be perfect but felt miserable because I was failing at it (big surprise, right?) I had seen that advice on memes and social media posts but never really paid attention, once I took that advice things shifted for me! Not only did I stopped trying to be perfect but I also allowed myself to show people how imperfect I was... it felt so good!
WHAT IS IN YOUR BAG?
My phone, a lip balm, a water bottle, snacks, snacks, and more snacks! I keep healthy snacks for both myself and the girls handy so we can eat every 2-3 hours, this prevents hangry tantrums from both girls and mom!!
BEYONCE OR LAURYN HILL?
Lauryn's Miseducation help me get thru my education!!! I was in college when this album came out and my girlfriends' and I used to drive around in our beat up cars with our windows down singing every word! Gosh those were good times!!
WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO ON REPEAT?
My girls love the movie Sing, so right now we are listening to Bad Romance all day every day!!!
CELEBRITY CLOSET YOU WANT TO RAID:
I love Jessica Alba's style! She seems so laid back but being a boss lady she is always super put together!