Being a mother is a beautiful part of life many women around the world experience. We all imagine cute matching outfits with our hair perfectly done playing in a field of flowers with our little ones. We fantasize of all of the good moments that come with motherhood, but we forget about the times we need a little help. From taking care of the soft skin of a newborn to a giggling baby suddenly crying and you can’t figure out how to soothe them, being a mother is beautiful but difficult.
CEO and founder of Tough as a Mother Tribe Jennifer Cervantes quickly came to find her vision of the perfect, movie-like, day-to-day of motherhood to be more disordered than she thought. “Most days are way messier, louder and chaotic than I ever thought possible” Cervantes said. “But I’m also enjoying my kids, chasing them around pretending to be the tickle monster, laughing with them and picking them up for a hug when they wipe out. That’s real motherhood.”
The tough mom loves her children with all of her heart and found the power of gemstones to get her through those tough times when she needed just a little reminder to stay grounded, take a deep breath and know everything was going to be alright. Right now, there are a variety of gemstone and initial necklaces that can be customized and a bracelet that reads “tough” to remind you that you are strong and beautiful. She hopes her custom-made jewelry unites women around the world facing the ups and downs of motherhood, the grief of a miscarriage or heading back to work for the first time since on maternity leave with their baby’s initials on their neck.
Cervantes wants to normalize the real side of motherhood, saying, “It’s ok that you are stressed, have anxiety and can’t sleep. Let’s talk about it and find a resource instead of just saying you are fine”
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Seoul, South Korea, with us.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Family travelers and fans of nature and the great outdoors must try Skunk Train’s newest offering, Hike to the Glen. Following the railroad tracks, hikers walk through Pudding Creek into the untouched redwood groves, previously only accessible via the Skunk Train or its railbikes.
Family travelers visiting Key West this August are in for a unique treat at the 25th annual Key West Lobster Festival. This fun event, Aug. 11–14, takes place at multiple locations on and around the city’s popular Duval Street. As the city celebrates the opening of lobster season, visitors enjoy fun activities celebrating all things lobster.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
Plan your next family trip to Florida to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. In honor of the big celebration, Disney Springs Resort-area hotels offer travelers exclusive anniversary deals on hotel stays, with discounted rates starting at $94 per night.