I had no idea it would be this much. I had no idea I could handle it all. But, one thing was for sure, I always knew I wanted to have kids and experience the charms of motherhood.
I truly didn’t know life’s purpose until my first son was born. At that moment, when I first held him everything changed, it changed for good, it changed forever. It was love at first sight. He became my everything, he became the reason for living. You know when your mom (at least mine did) used to say, “Oh wait until you have kids” to understand that unconditional love and you’d be rolling your eyes at her (I know I did). Hoping she reads this, mom you were so right! From the moment my hands held him, I never wanted to let go, I never could stop worrying about being a good mom, doing things the right way, being able to take care of this tiny human that God entrusted me… but I did, and I am.
Today, I am a mom of two boys living in the windy city Chicago together on a parenting journey with my hubby. We are still mastering the parenting role, and I am still perfecting my motherhood senses. Our first-born, Vasilije will be three years old in May and our second born, Mateja just turned one in February. They inspire me daily to be the best I can be, and remind me of how beautiful life is. Always, and always I choose happiness because my boys don’t need a perfect mom but a happy mom.
I met my hubby thirteen years ago and since have been falling in love with him daily. He is definitely a hands on dad, but you will rarely catch him in my photos as he is not a fan of the camera. Together, we are learning to parent while we continue to raise good, kind and courageous boys.
I am a huge fan of the outdoors. We love taking long morning walks with the boys to the nearby lake, feed the ducks and play at the park when the weather is nice. I am always somewhere with them (as you can see on Instagram) and always looking for new places to visit and explore. They are full of energy, wild and free little men. They cannot keep calm in the house, so we area always somewhere. Oh and Target, sure knows us well too.
With enough coffee I rule this world of motherhood. Plus, being a boy mom leaves the house messy, running barefoot and getting dirty all day every day, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I could write you a novel… But that would be boring. Instead, enjoy a few photos below of the three of us strolling around. I wanted to share a little bit of our family with you, and let you in on our daily lives and hopefully connect with many of you mama’s out there. We are all in this together, empowering each other is the only way to go. This is not a competition, but a space to unite and share charms of motherhood.
A huge thank you to my lovely friend Anna Dujakovic for capturing these beautiful moments with my boys. She is a wonderful photographer, and you will see more of her captured moments in the future blogs.
This shirt, ‘motherhood is my muse’ could not describe better the way I feel about motherhood and #momlife. I’ve always had a thing for jean jackets, and own several but this one is by far my favorite by Gap (40% off right now). My go to jeans are Express, and you can pick up a pair here too (currently everything is 40% off until Monday). Sunnies and choker are by Francesca’s, absolutely love the boutique! I got mine at the store, but I linked some other awesome sunglasses here (and they are buy one get one 50% off). My new favorite backpack (diaper bag) is my newest purchase by Nine West and it is under $60!
Our matching Adidas superstar shoes can be found here.
The boy’s jeans jackets are the perfect wash for summer, and I think I’ve instilled the jean jackets into their wardrobe just like mine. OK, so they are just under $30 plus 40% off. Their shirts and bottoms are from Zara, which I am obsessed over for boys! You can find similar outfits here, as these are not available.
Thank you for reading.