Moms are powered by love, creativity, caffeine and a whole lot of magic. Each day of #momlife feels a lot like the classic line yelled out during a riveting game of hide and seek….“READY OR NOT, HERE I COME!”. It’s not that we’re unprepared for motherhood. There’s just no way to truly prepare for motherhood. It’s a learn-on-the-job role. In fact, we probably over-prepare in many ways. We read all the things, listen to advice from moms that came before us, buy more gadgets than are likely necessary (because what if we need them?!🤷🏻♀️) and we feel ready. It’s then that the magic and mystery of motherhood sets in. Motherhood is a blind promise to love and care for a person you’ve never met, for the rest of your shared lifetime. It’s time to meet your tiny soulmate….and you’ll never be the same again.
We embark on the journey not knowing where it will take us or who our little people will grow up to be. When we look at them, we feel a magic so intense it’s palpable. We want to create magical moments for them and give them the life we feel they deserve. So we blaze ahead, learning as we go and making it work - over and over again. There is always magic to find and magic to create. We scour the internet for recipes for homemade playdoh and slime that we know will make them smile. We add the optional glitter, even though we know it will make the project even more messy. Moms know there is wonder and excitement in the messy projects they love so much.
The lessons of motherhood are learned through trial and error. We quickly learn what needs to be packed in the diaper bag AT ALL TIMES. We plan schedules around nap times and know just what each child needs to make them comfortable and happy. We don’t know what surprises and excitement the day will bring. We just know we’ll be there cheering our littles on, kissing the boo-boos, cleaning up the messes and documenting the fun. Each day there are mysteries to unravel and knowledge to gain. But magical mothers don’t keep the knowledge to themselves - they selflessly share their wisdom with other mothers, maximizing the magic.
Moms, we see you going out of your way to craft magical moments for your children. Each time you move the Elf on the Shelf or leave a tiny note from the Tooth Fairy, you’re inspiring the next generation of magic-makers. Your dedication to creating these moments for your little ones will make the world a better place.
Meet Charla Solheim.
Magical mother of 1. Charla’s wise advice for new moms is a shining example of a magical mother in action. We hope her stories of motherhood will leave you smiling and inspired. Sparkle on, Charla!
Charla, tell us how many kiddos do you have and what are their ages?
What does your current morning routine look like?
What is one of the best tips you have for making your child a better human?
If you could turn back the time and have a newborn moment back what would it be?
What keeps you up at night?
What makes you feel inspired or like your best self?
What is one piece of advice you'd give a new mom out there?
How do you create magical moments for your family?
Tell us about the first time your kiddo had a loose tooth?
If you asked your kids "what is magic" what would be their answer?
What is the hardest part about brushing your kid's teeth?
What is your favorite children’s story right now?
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
We appreciate you for being a part of our fairy spotlight series, Charla.
You’re truly an inspiration. Stay magical!