• Mattye Hargrow

Just as Important

I often joke with my friends that when you see Declan decked out from head to toe and I am over here looking crazy, don't pay me any attention. There was a time where I put effort into what I looked like. At some point in my life, I was fun. I had options. I; would call my best friend days in advance to talk about outfit ideas? If we were doing a full beat or just brows and a good highlight? But my have the times change.

As mothers, I find that we often put ourselves on the back burner. At times we focus on the needs and wants of our children, and we forget about our own. Why is that? We are just as important as our children. I read somewhere, "a happy mommy is a happy child," which to me is the best statement I've heard since having Declan. I am no good to Declan if I am over here looking crusty, rusty, and busty.

I am a first-time mom, and to be honest, I thought I was superwoman until my body started to do its own thing. I would go the whole day without showering and eating, which wasn't intentional, but by the time I realized that I hadn't, it was time for bed. We pour so much into our children that we forget that eventually, the cup will run out. One of my favorite things to do is to go to Target. Target is my happy place. I could spend hours putting unnecessary items in the cart, but nowadays, I go into Target and end up making my way to the kid's section. How SWAY?

I am just as important as Declan, and I don't say that negatively but, I am. I am a representation of Declan, as he is a representation of me.

So I started to do little things to get back to the Mattye mojo. Intentionally, putting together outfits that I buy versus staying in pj's all day. Putting effort into my hair and nails. Going to the gym 4-5 days before he wakes up. Setting aside time to reset, rejuvenate, and relax. I encourage all the mommas out there to take time for you and remember you are important.

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