This post is sponsored by Target, but all opinions expressed are my own.
We live in a society where there are pressures to be “perfect”. To have the perfect family, perfect life, perfect body, everything. A lot of times when you look at Instagram (or even my feed for example), you may think that others have this wonderful life and it makes you wonder “how do they do it all?” or “how do they have it all”? But let me remind you that we all have struggles, we may just not share them with the public. So next time you see a picture perfect feed, just remember that. But even though we all have things we struggle with, it’s really about the choices you make and your own mindset about things that makes the difference.
Moms, let’s have some real talk here. When it comes to water activities with your kids, you have two choices. You can put on a swimsuit and play with your kids, or you can sit under a canopy with your cover up. I get it, I have had insecurities with my body all my life. Thunder thighs, too wide hips (and even wider post baby), belly pooch, etc., But guess what? I’m not perfect. Nobody is. Those exact same thighs and hips carried an extra 30 pounds for 9 months. And that belly has stretched to GROW A LIFE, or two in my case. And to me, that is AMAZING. I wouldn’t trade any of that for the “perfect body”. I would be lying if I didn’t say that these body barriers have definitely held me back a time or two in my life, especially when it comes to putting on a swimsuit.
Did you know that 1/3 of women would sacrifice a vacation to avoid being seen in a suit?
Did you know that if Justin Timberlake invited them to a beach party, 36% of women would turn him down because they don’t feel like they’re in good enough shape?
How sad is that? These insecurities and worries that women and moms have lead to missing out on good times with family and friends (and celebrities). Personally, my kids haven’t had swim lessons from a young age because I didn’t want to get into the pool with them. But I know that needs to change. I really do want to take my 4 year old son for swim lessons soon and I think my 1 year old would actually really love it too considering how much she loves splashing around during bath time.