Back to school season is here! You may be wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of scavenger hunting for school supplies and adapting to new routines. During this season, quite often a mom’s sanity is forgotten on the back burner. If you were to ask yourself, what do you do to take care of yourself -emotionally, physically and spiritually, what would be your answer?
I can already tell that you are drawing a blank.
This week, all the moms at The Boudoir Studio reflect on our own self-care routines to help remind you to, well… take care of yourself!
If you have had a boudoir session with us then you know. . . the experience is much more than just posing in front of the camera. Most of our clients are at the studio early getting pampered with hair and makeup, they get to know us and we get to know them. Every single client has been on some kind of journey that ended up with them arriving to us. Whatever journey they are on, one thing remains the same. Our studio offers a safe place for clients to open up about their journey in life and to be absolutely vulnerable with us. . .
If someone were to ask you to give up your children so that you can have your pre-baby body back (most days) your answer would be no. So here you are with no other choice but to accept your mom bod. Whether you are pregnant now, had a baby recently or three years ago, your body will never be the same! I am currently struggling with body image issues as I am now pregnant with my 2nd child. All the feelings of inadequacy have already rushed back even though I am barely halfway through pregnancy #2. So what better way to refresh my mind by reminding you and I to love our mom bods!?
It is natural to compare ourselves to other people especially when we are immersed in the daily habit of using social media. According to the social comparison theory, we are more likely to compare ourselves to someone who we think is better looking and this negatively impacts our own self-evaluation. However, with the birth of Snapchat, we are now comparing ourselves to the better looking, extremely modified, versions of ourselves. These filters can become addictive and downright damaging to our self-concept and self esteem.
Asif and I have had The Boudoir Studio for about 9 years and over the years, he regularly gets asked, “Is your wife ok with you doing this?!?” Well, we decided it was time to put the answer out there, for everyone to hear, directly from me. Here is my story about it’s like to be the wife of a boudoir photographer. . .