Get Intimate: Mama Alyssa

 This week in Celebration of Mother’s Day we take a peek into the life of lifestyle blogger and mama,  Alyssa.

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year? We talked about maybe going to Palm Springs for a little getaway since this is my first official Mother's Day. However, on the actual day we will start the day at church, then head to brunch with family and probably end the night watching Harper's new favorite movie, Toy Story2!

What do you love the most about being a mom? Words really can't describe the feeling I get when I look at Harper. Every morning that I wake up and see that little face smiling at me, I thank The Lord. People always told me "Just wait, you think you know, but you have NO idea." and they were right. I had NO idea that I could truly love someone that much. I love my husband as he is my best friend, but when I look at her I see both of us and it just melts my heart. I think wow, she’s ours! I want nothing more than to make her happy and see her smile every day. 

Any advice for the moms in our community?

Stick together! Being a mom is such a blessing, however we all have our moments where we are just at a loss for words and have no idea what to do next.  This is why the support of those around you is so crucial.  Being able to vent or hear what has worked for another can truly save the day. And lastly, be true to who you are as a mother and go with your momma's gut because you're probably right!

How do you indulge yourself while juggling motherhood? Sitting on the couch with Matt drinking a glass of wine and watching my favorite reality "trash" tv shows! However, Matt and I believe that it's important to take time for ourselves. Since having Harper, we try to go out at least once a week for a date night. 

What's your favorite thing about being a mom? Knowing that she is mine forever and ever! I love watching her grow and seeing her little personality come to life. She already keeps me on my toes at 8 months old. She is my favorite adventure every day as she’s constantly changing!

What advice would you give your younger self? When you put your head on your pillow at night, know that you lived your day being true to yourself, God and your family. Then you will go to bed and wake up at peace.

What are you currently working on? This month I will be hosting Bloomingdales 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at South Coast Plaza. This will be my first big event back since having Harper and I can’t wait! 

What’s your favorite TrueandCo. lingerieThe PJ set is my favorite. I honestly never want to take it off. I don’t feel guilty leaving them on all day because I still feel cute in them while I mom all day!

What part of your body do you love the most? My legs!

When are you happiest? Being with my family makes me the happiest. Sipping sangria on the beach with them next to me doesn't hurt either!

What does #thefutureisfemale mean to you?  #GIRLPOWER we got this!

How are you celebrating Mother's Day? Share with us on Twitter @trueandco_us!

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