My First Mother’s Day + A Big Beauty Giveaway

May 15, 2017


My First Mother's Day with Augustine- M Loves M

I hope all you mamas out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. It was such a special first Mother’s Day for me. I was able to sleep in a little bit, Matthew made breakfast, and then we took Augustine to the park to watch the ducks in the pond. It’s so fun going on these little adventures with him because he gets so excited seeing all the new things. I’m looking forward to all the Mother’s Days ahead, especially when he can say “I love you Mama!” That will be the most special gift!

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Yesterday I was reminded how grateful and lucky I am to be a mother. I’m not even a year into my motherhood journey and it’s already the hardest, messiest, most exhausting thing I’ve ever done, and I know there will by countless challenges ahead. Yet at the same time, it’s the most enjoyable, rewarding and satisfying thing I’ve ever done in my life. The joy I feel being a mother, and being THIS boy’s mother, is indescribable. It’s like I’m doing what I’ve always been meant to do.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, single mamas, expecting mamas, angel mamas and fur mamas. And for all those of you wanting to be mothers, I’m sending a big prayer for you too!! God is good and we just have to trust in His timing.


As a special treat, I wanted to share a GIVEAWAY for the moms out there that includes over $500 of incredible beauty and skincare products. I’m going to send you the ultimate care package from my favorite brands (think Lancome, Kate Somerville, Smashbox Cosmetics, BareMinerals, Honest Beauty, Jouer, SK-II, Fresh, Korres, Essie, L’Oreal, etc!}. Hopefully, these products will allow you to have a much-deserved spa and beauty day at home. Even if you’re pregnant, I’d love for you to enter!

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Have a wonderful day everyone and make sure to tune in to my InstaLive today at 5:30pm PST! I’ll be answering some of my most asked pregnancy and motherhood questions. If you have any others for me, please leave them below. This has been one of my most-requested InstaLives so I’m really looking forward to it!



my outfit: dresshat . shoes

Augustine’s outfit: similar overalls 

  • Natali

    Oh how sweet!!! Beautiful photos and heartwarming post! Happy Mother’s Day sweet Mara, motherhood
    suits you beautifully.

  • Oh yeah, i’m just a cat mama for now but that works too right?! I’ve been dying to try Honest Beauty and Kate Somerville products for a long time but it’s impossible to get in France, can’t even order online! I don’t do it often but i’m definitely in for this giveaway this time! Thanks for the chance Mara! Also these photo are kinda killing me, you guys are way way to cute!! Totally makes me crave having a baby even more than usual! 😉 Have a lovely day darling! xo

    • yes!! Fur mamas count too!! I hope you had a great weekend Melodie 🙂

  • Allegra Liu

    So sweet! Augustine is looking so much like Matthew right now. Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

    • aw I know doesn’t he?! He’s definitely Matthew’s twin 😉

  • Mara, you look so beautiful! Hope you had a great first Mother’s day:P

    Shall We Sasa

    • Thank you so much Sasa!! It was so special and I’ll always remember it!

  • It really is the hardest and the best job in the world! And you are doing an amazing job. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • you are so right!! And I’m only at the beginning (ah!) Thanks so much Heidi! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day too!!

  • Rach

    Omg Augustine looks so adorable in those overalls! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    • Thanks Rach!! It was such a fun first Mother’s Day!

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