I’ve never been very good at asking for or accepting help from others; vulnerability has never been my greatest strength. I’ve always considered myself a strong, capable, and independent woman, which to me, originally meant that I should be able to shoulder whatever came my way. I didn’t need to cry or talk things out. I could figure them out…on my own. I could withstand any challenge, or obstacle in front of me. Nothing could phase me.
And then I had a baby – and in an instant, the moment that little boy was in my arms, everything changed.
I threw all of my beliefs of what it meant to be independent and strong out the window. I went ahead and lost myself in feelings. I have cried more than a few tears (both happy and sad). And I have been leaning on others and asking for help like it’s my job.
As it turns out, the whole notion that it takes a village is so spot on, it’s not even funny.
It’s so true, in fact, that I’ve started to think about motherhood like drinking champagne. You shouldn’t open a bottle of champagne and attempt to drink it alone – aside from a massive, sugary hangover – it’ll also likely go flat. It’s meant to be shared, celebrated, passed around joyfully, and treated somewhat delicately.
Figuring this whole mom gig out will continue to be a work in progress…like forever…but I know it’ll be OK because I have an amazing tribe to lean on for support, love, empathy, laughter, joy, motivation, and everything in between. And this tribe mentality, journeying through motherhood with a community behind me, is what I’m calling my champagne motherhood.
I’ll be honest, I had help coming up with this concept. It was really my Sweat Pink sister Anna who got me thinking about the meaning of champagne when she reached out about Fit & Flirty her new line of champagne & fitness apparel.
It’s a line that really speaks to me – where I’m at right this minute – as it’s about embracing the joyful aspects of life, whether it be fitness (ahem, burpees) or motherhood (ahem, burping babies). It’s about infusing that champagne mentality (hello celebration and joy) into everything we do – whether it’s fitness, motherhood, or even career.
Want to get in that champagne mentality with me? Check out Anna’s new line – these adorable Fit & Flirty tops just launched this week, and you can save 15% with the code SWEATPINK21 . So many cute options to choose from, I almost can’t stand it!
If you’re like me and can’t choose just one, there’s a buy one, get one 50% promo going on this week! Maybe grab two styles for yourself or get one for someone who’s been sharing that champagne life with you – maybe your favorite workout partner, your bubbly bestie, or another Sweat Pink sister who brings you joy!
How are you drinking your champagne? Are you sharing your bubbles with others? Or are you letting it just fall flat?
Stay sweaty (and bubbly)!
This post is sponsored by Fit & Flirty. All opinions, thoughts, words, dad (ahem mom) jokes are my very own. I truly appreciate and love my entire Sweat Pink fam – and am so glad we can all lift one another up!
Alyse saysAugust 16, 2018 at 7:42 am
Burpees and burping babies!! I LOLed so hard on that one. 🙌🙌 wordplay aside, it’s so true that neither mom life nor toasts should be undertaken alone. Here’s to burps, burpees, and bubbles with the whole village!
Jamie saysAugust 16, 2018 at 8:38 am
Burps burpees, and BUBBLES! HAHAH. It is necessary to NOT do this thing alone…..gotta drink (and mother) with your friends. 🙂
Liz saysAugust 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm
You two with your expert word play! I can’t even stand it!
Jamie saysAugust 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Nic saysAugust 16, 2018 at 7:56 am
This is what community is all about! You created this for yourself – just as you’ve supported and been there for EVERYone, it’s time for some reciprocity and champagne 😉
Jamie saysAugust 16, 2018 at 8:36 am
I like the idea of it being time for some CHAMPAGNE! XO
Liz saysAugust 16, 2018 at 1:44 pm
You are absolutely showing Colby what strong, independent, badass women are like every single day! Can’t wait until he can join us in the burpees (I can wait for a while for him joining us for the champagne in 20 years) – so happy to be a part of Team King’s village. 🙂
Jamie saysAugust 16, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Whoa, won’t that be crazy …when he’s old enough to drink champagne? What a weird thought! And whoa, I’ll be SO old. HA
Anna saysAugust 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm
Oh Jamie this is such a great blog! I so like you you were, not so good at the vulnerability stuff! Thank you for sharing!! And I 100% agree – You shouldn’t open a bottle of champagne and attempt to drink it alone! Cheers!
Jamie saysAugust 28, 2018 at 8:36 am
Yes – never want that champagne to fall flat! XOXOX