Life with Luna: Selfish Mama’s

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Luna is 19 months and inching closer and closer to two. Two. How is this happening and how did we get here? It’s both so exciting to see her grow and learn, and so heart wrenching how quickly time has passed. She has definite interests (Mickey Mouse, Elena of Avalor, PJ Masks and My Little Pony), and a budding personality (fierce, but loving), and is finally(!!!) starting to speak. As she has evolved, so have I. I used to be worried about having a child because I was always very selfish. I was the baby of the family and always very coddled. I was never taught anything otherwise.

Tank; Old Navy
Pants; Uniqlo {similar}
Sunglasses; Cat + Jack
Sneakers; Converse

Funny thing is, I have realized that although someone now comes before me always, and I do it without thinking twice, I need to be more selfish than ever. Huh? Well you see, I have to think about what kind of mother I will be to my child. I have to think about me and what my needs are to be the best mom I can be for Luna, because if I don’t feel right, I cannot be 100% there for my child. This new form of selfish has been something that I have found very difficult to tune into. Life often gets in the way, as do emotions. You often feel trapped into doing things that seem pre-packaged as what you “have to do,” but only create barriers. I am working on honing in on what I need to make myself a better person, a better mother, because I feel like everything is moving so fast, and I am missing so much.

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Working mama’s: how do you cope with seeing things fly by at rapid speeds?

Nerdy Must Haves

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1; Can’t Clutch This – if you haven’t heard of Studio DIY‘s subscription service, you must do so. For a ridiculously low price ($20), you get the most adorable clutch every month. I mean, look at the newest design. I simply cannot. Sure, they rope you in with extra accessories that you can not deny, but still so amazing. I am absolutely obsessed and think you should be too.

2; Usagi Bunny Pin – so there may be a theme to this month’s post because the need for kawaii is so strong these days! There are a lot of Luna and Artemis pins, but I love this variation on the cute Sailor Moon homage. I’ve always had a soft spot for Usagi’s comforter bunnies, so this one speaks to my heart and soul. Newest fandom jacket addition? Check!

3; Rainbow Skirt; I cannot have enough rainbow print anything, so naturally this one from ModCloth jumped out to me. It is the perfect summer staple, paired with one of my favorite geeky tees. In fact, now I feel like this needs to happen for SDCC!

4; Sparkle Booties – in case you haven’t noticed, my style aesthetic is rock ‘n roll geek, and these fit in so perfectly. RIGHT? I am head over heels for them and feel like they may be one of the horcruxes needed to bring Bowie back. Because Bowie left horcruxes. RIGHT? I just want these boots, OK. OKAY.

Sticker Swap + Coupon Code

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I am no stranger to sticker subscriptions and agenda madness. You see, if I didn’t have an agenda, I wouldn’t remember anything and would basically be lost in this world. And agendas aren’t agendas without sticker flair, amirite? That’s why I was so stoked to check out Sticker Swap. You get new stickers every month, and they feature such a wide variety made by independent artists that they are sure to cater to everyone’s interests.

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I mean, what were the chances that I would get a cafetera in my bundle? For those of you not in the know, this little contraption on the bottom right of the photo above is what makes the wondrous black fuel that most Miami mamas live off of: Cuban coffee (i.e., “cafecito”). I need to find the perfect spot for this sticker because it is literally too good to be true.

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What I Wore; Impromptu Date Night

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Date nights are far and few between these days, so when babysitting was offered at the last minute last week, we took it and ran! Although we didn’t end up making the right decision (not impressed with CityPlace Doral), we had a great time with each other catching up. In fact, I don’t think we talked about baby stuff once! Adult conversations: success.

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Top; Uniqlo
Skirt; LulaRoe
Sneakers; Target
Lips; Colourpop’s Mars

At first, I have to admit that LulaRoe seemed silly to me. I thought it was clothes that housewives wore in the Midwest (no offense to housewives that may read my blog in the Midwest), so I didn’t even look into it. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised – I really dig their dresses, and especially skirts. They are SO comfortable. I still don’t like 80% of their patterns, but I find myself scouring through different consultant’s inventory to find the right ones. This Cassie skirt in mustard yellow is pure perfection. I feel sexy, while still comfy. I pumped up the comfort level by pairing it with an oversized crop tee + sneakers.

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This outfit, my fresh new ‘do (bangs are back!) + plenty of vodka tonics were more than enough to keep this mama happy.