Train Ride + Stekki Bebe

Today was a hot-ish mess. I say "ish" because we have definitely had more solid hot mess days, but it was a close runner-up! But a train ride in the beautiful mountains was just what we all needed. I alllmost called it off because I felt like I just couldn't repeat myself one.more.time and was kind of mentally exhausted today, but we got "all aboard" with 1 minute to spare! I'm going to use this as a reminder to myself that you can turn the challenging days of Motherhood into something fun, so help me. Hahaha! Love them! And of course, Stekki Bebe was there to help! {You can use the code TDP for 15% off any @stekkibebe wrap!
Also, I so appreciate that everyone is so sweet and understanding while my shop is on Vacation! As I try to find my niche in the "business" world, my number one priority is my kids. I realized that it feels good to align "how you want to be" with "what you are doing." If I want to be a good, present mom, then I need to do the things that will help facilitate that. I am mindful to try to find purpose behind my posts and the things I write about, and I've been trying to navigate what that means for The Dainty Pear, both while the shop is on vacation and in the long-run. And that meant deciding what to write about here! I realized that it can't solely be a fashion blog. As much as I like fashion, taking pictures of and posting well-planned outfits on a consistent basis and paying attention to details that pertain to it doesn't truly suit me. Although, there will still be some of that because I love sharing things that I like or good deals!:) I realized it couldn't solely be a makeup blog. Because half of the time I'm running around with no makeup on and when I do wear it, I don't know what I'm doing. Hahaha! I realized it couldn't solely be a fitness blog, because my idea of a rigorous workout is chasing my 4 under 5 babies! I realized that it couldn't solely be a food blog, because as much as I love to cook, many times I find myself too tired to make an exciting lunch and eating leftover Mac and Cheese from my kids' plates. Haha! Anyone else?;) Whatever it is that it was to turn in to, I realized that there should be some meaning behind everything that goes on here, because as every Mama of little ones knows, you are already spread so thin, there just isn't lots of time in a day to do things that don't excite you or make you feel good. So I guess there will just be a little bit of everything here!:) I also have a birth page called Composed Mommy, if you're in to birth, or looking for unmedicated birth or anxiety healing resources. I have dear friends who run some pretty amazing pages like fashion, food, or makeup, and are SO incredible at what they do! And I'm glad they are, because they are inspiring and helpful to so many! But I guess the beauty of everyone being different is that we all have something different to share. As I thought further about what's important to me in this space, it came down to this: The "number" of "followers," {which I really just like to call "friends," because that's what they really are the moment they come into this space} just plain out doesn't matter. I am beyond humbled and grateful for anyone who has followed along even so far! Everyone is so sweet! I feel like I'm doing a good, balanced job when I can post something and not be glued to my phone, and doing things that matter outside of this space as well, because as one of my favorite Conference talks says, "Life isn't confined to a 4 inch screen." I realized that relationships are what really matter. Through growing a company, through having kids, and through having to decide what I want to focus time on, I've learned how much I really do appreciate friends who genuinely love and care about you. There is just no replacement for a genuine, heartfelt relationship or friendship. This is a whole other topic for another post, but there is something so special when you feel like you can connect with someone. I've found so many amazing people who I feel a connection with, even if we haven't met in person, sometimes! I also think it's possible and necessary to have friendships with those who don't share your exact same thoughts or beliefs, because all positive friendships are always so welcomed, but there is something unifying and comforting when you do find others who share your ideals. So if you are someone who likes or happens to enjoy or connect with Motherhood, Spirituality, Fun, and Food, I hope we can get to know each other better! I hope this is a place where you can feel safe. And while this isn't a "full-time" job by any means, it is such a fun outlet where there are such great people to be met. And there is my jabber for today. Haha! I just wanted to create a little introduction as to why there are more lifestyle posts as opposed to jewelry posts, as I try to make the transition from being a product-centered shop to a Mom who likes to write and connect type blog!:) If you stuck with reading this, you are awesome! Hahaha!:)
XO
Sarah


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