I have a new love for the month of May because of one reason: Milly.

It’s pretty sweet how the month that holds Mother’s Day is the month I became a mother. Last year at this time I was waddling around, getting ready to launch the new NRP brand, with just 4 weeks to go until I gave birth and met my daughter (who I was convinced was a boy, by the way). I remember being so consumed with work, with pouring into my team, with launching this new brand, with making sure everything was good to go for maternity leave. I even worked while having contractions – finalizing the blogposts and final touches because we ended up launching the new brand the same day I gave birth, which is quite hilarious. Talk about finishing in the nick of time! I think this was my version of “nesting.”

Since then, my world has been completely changed. Work is still wonderful and good, but goodness it’s just not the priority it once was. And that’s a good thing! Life as Milly’s Mama has been the hardest, messiest, most joyful and fun life I’ve known, and I wouldn’t ever want to go back. She has taught me that life is about people and relationships, and that family really is what matters most. I “knew” this in my head before having her, but now I know it with my whole being. “Mama” has changed my perspective in the best ways possible.

You’ll notice a little trend: my May goals have a lot to do with Milly! I want to share with y’all some of the personal journey I’ve walked this past year, I want to share the fun parts of her life and truly celebrate her, I want to finish her baby book as much as I can, I want to throw her a birthday party, I want to celebrate being a mama.

If you get our monthly newsletter, (be sure to sign up in the side bar!), you will have noticed in 2016 we have monthly themes to our newsletters now, and this one is May is for Mamas! Because May IS for mamas!

May is also the start of wedding season for us, and it’s going to be a full, full month. This month on the blog is going to be a fun mix of celebrating Milly, getting a peak into our lives with her, mama resources, and beautiful weddings, bridals and engagement sessions too. We believe in legacy, and May is going to be full of legacy. It’s going to be a good month!

May Goals

Read 168 Hours and The Road to Character
Clean out and organize all personal photos
Photograph my first wedding of 2016! (Triple wedding weekend for the NRP team and we are PUMPED!)
Complete month 2 of the Contentment Challenge
Have a Sabbath 1x week
Continue training for half marathon
Throw Milly her 1st birthday party!
Blog a recap of Milly’s 1st year of life
Blog Mama Favorites
Edit all of Milly’s first year photos
Complete Milly’s baby book

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I can’t wait to see you at the end of the month for Trouvaille, too! :) Xoxo

Can’t wait to read more about your thoughts on being a Mom and Milly’s first year of life! :)

I would love to read more about your Sabbath! What you do, what you don’t do, how you prepare for it… I don’t think you’ve written about it yet, and I’d love to learn more :) xo!

I agree with Em! I am a huge fan of Sabbath rest thanks to Lara’s encouragement, and it’s always fun to see what others do for their Sabbaths! :) I call mine my Sunday Funday Sabbath Snow Day. haha

Love your goals, as always, Nancy! Blessings on a beautiful, meaningful May!

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