Mother’s Day & Being Nice.

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  1. emily @ a little bit of emily

    May 9th, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I love this post! Being kind and considerate is key. The world would be a lot better place is people were just nicer!

  2. Michelle

    May 9th, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    YES. So perfect, Chelsea. You nailed it.

  3. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)

    May 9th, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I completely agree! Sometimes I think women in particular need to remember the quote that her success is not your failure, and we need to stop focusing so much on comparison. My heart truly does go out to all the women out there who are trying to conceive and haven't yet been able to get pregnant, but I'm a proud mama and I shouldn't have to hide that, and no one should ever expect you to. Great post!

  4. Chesson | Magnolia+Main

    May 9th, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    YES to all of this! Sometimes, just being nice is the best way to go about life & people tend to forget that a lot.

  5. The Lady Okie

    May 9th, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I'm glad I missed all of this. I didn't see any of these things yesterday!
    I found it to be really mean when people said things like, "Well enjoy traveling now, because you never will once you have a baby." R is 9 months old and we've been to Texas every other month, Virginia once, and I'm about to go to Illinois twice this summer. Pretty sure I've squashed that idea.

  6. Jenny

    May 9th, 2016 at 2:00 pm


  7. Audrey Louise

    May 9th, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Yesssss. I have a mother and I am not a mother and my best friend is a mother and my other best friend is currently very upset with her mother. We're ALL in different places and we're all going through different things. We should never punish anyone for celebrating moments!

  8. Southern Komfort Blog

    May 9th, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    My goodness people just like to be Debbie Downer's. Happy Mother's Day to you and I hope it was a wonderful day! All the negative people can just wallow in their negativity. LOL!

  9. Sierra: Beautifully Candid

    May 9th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I love this post! You hit the nail on the head with everything. I was almost reluctant to post a picture of me with my little guys yesterday because I didn't want to come off as bragging, but you know what, this is a time for me to celebrate too. We're all in different stages of our lives and should be supportive of one another not demeaning. Motherhood is all what you make of it. Yes, some days are tougher than others but I refuse to look back and only see the negative in life. Happy first Mother's Day!!!
    Beautifully Candid

  10. Lindsay Latimer

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Amen! I don't have children yet but am so happy to celebrate the wonderful moms in my life. People need to relax and be happy! Goodness! Hope you had the best day!

  11. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I don't think people understand that what they say on social media had power. Like would you say that aloud tow lol your friends? Do you rally think that? Because that is in essence what you are doing.

  12. Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Great post! Everyone is on their own journey when it comes to motherhood and forcing that it has to be one way is unfair.

  13. Erin LFF

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Amen girl! People love to be negative sadly, no matter the situation! It's part of the reason I despise social media a lot of the time.

  14. Mattie @ Northwest Native

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    So true. I don't know why we can't all just be where we are in life without the negativity. Like, great that you don't have kids and are loving it, but you really have to post something belittling moms? And I have sympathy for those who are struggling to conceive, but I don't think we should have to walk on eggshells just in case one of our FB friends is struggling.

  15. Carly Blogs Here

    May 9th, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Your blog always makes me so happy because of the bright colors every time I come to your page πŸ™‚ I'm so happy you enjoyed your first Mother's Day & I so agree with you– why can't everyone be a little bit kinder?

  16. Lauren Honeycutt

    May 9th, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Didn't these negative folks have A MOM to tell them if they can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all??? Happy first Mother's Day to YOU!

  17. Emily

    May 9th, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    YES! We should all definitely be nicer. Slash we should all come to read your nicer/happy blog more πŸ˜‰ It's kind of sad how the growth of social media has changed "holidays" and people's need for attention/to voice their own opinions. No, thank you. Happy First Mother's Day to you!

  18. The Siberian American

    May 9th, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, it's crazy people would write things like that just to make others feel bad. You're right-we should all try to be nicer. πŸ™‚

  19. Karly @ Miss in the Midwest

    May 9th, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Preach, girlfriend! Fantastic post. I couldn't agree more with every point that you made. Everybody really needs to be nicer.

  20. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    May 9th, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I actually dislike Mother's Day because people are total aholes about it in many different forms.

  21. Mar Ward

    May 9th, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I celebrated my first mothers day as well and did not hold back from posting a photo of my little miss and I together. I'm proud of bringing her into this world and who I've become as a person because of it, I'm not trying to be mean or rub it in those peoples' faces. Some people can be such Debbie Downers.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  22. MakeMeUpMia

    May 9th, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    A-MEN. These same exact thoughts went through my head several times over the weekend. I feel like it's become this way with everything these days πŸ™

  23. Kait

    May 9th, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    YES!! This is so good. I think that a lot of times when I tell people we aren't interested in having kids (at least not for awhile) they think I'm some sort of demon. I think it would be far worse if I had a kid I didn't want or couldn't properly provide for. No matter how you look at it, I feel like everyone is going to have an opinion and I really love this post πŸ™‚

  24. Kate at Green Fashionista

    May 9th, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful post! It will never cease to amaze me what people will put out there on social media, everything is a controversy these days. I saw some insensitive posts too, but thankfully they were far outweighed by the beautiful and thankful posts.

  25. brittany

    May 9th, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    oh my my, those are indeed some strong feelings going around! yowza. people are scary sometimes, haha. i figure… i, myself, could live without the day, but it is nice to feel appreciated seeing as i work my tail off and love my babies more than anything on this planet. plus, my mom deserves the world, herself! so just a day to appreciate and perhaps feel appreciated, right? still changing poopy blowouts, still loving my awake babies at 3am. i love everything you said here. πŸ™‚

  26. julie @ a hopeful hood

    May 9th, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Yes to all of this! Let's just be kind to each other! Also, since when is celebrating one group of people (moms) demeaning to another (the ones who don't have/don't want kids)?!?!

  27. Brie @ A Slice of Brie

    May 10th, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Amen! Yes, let's just be kind because being kind is the better decision. Some people are always going to find something to complain about no matter what the situation is. Happy 1st Mother's Day to you!

  28. Courtney

    May 10th, 2016 at 2:58 am

    I've actually been really refreshed by the amount of attention that the loss/infertility community has received over the last few years. When I was walking through my infertility battle just a few years ago(I'm sure I was WAY more sensitive then) it seemed like no one really acknowledged it. But people do now and I think that's really great. Hooray for people being nice! πŸ™‚

  29. Amy

    May 10th, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Happy 1st Mother's Day to you! I love reading your posts. So refreshing & honest!

  30. Myra

    May 10th, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Yes yes yes to this post! And Happy (belated) First Mother's Day!! <3

  31. Joey Hodges

    May 10th, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I am SO tired of everyone having a reason to be offended by EVERYTHING.

  32. Robyn B

    May 10th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    amen! preach it sista πŸ˜‰

  33. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    May 10th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    YES, such a good reminder to everyone out there. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I'm so blessed and thankful to be a Stepmom, especially since my own Mom is no longer here. You cherish what you can πŸ™‚

  34. Leah McPherson

    May 10th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Yes! I love this. I don't know how many times I saw a negative post on my facebook feeds over the weekend. -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

  35. Ever Emma

    May 10th, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Preach! It's time we all just accept that we are not living a one-size fits all life and learn to appreciate our differences.

  36. Rachel Gault

    May 16th, 2016 at 4:04 am

    I couldn't agree more with you on this post! People need to chill out with their ridiculous overly opinionated + rude posts! I hope you had the best first (official) Mother's Day!

  37. Katie @ A Beautiful Little

    May 18th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Preach it. People have far too many opinions or get offended way too easily due to the internet. Yes, everyone has an opinion, but that's what makes everything in this world so beautiful and worth celebrating! I hope you had a beautiful first mother's day. No matter what motherhood brings us, our babies are always worth celebrating.

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