This post is in collaboration with Athleta. All thoughts and opinions are my own (and Avery’s.)
Raising daughters is no easy feat. There is pressure from every angle, as both a child and a grown woman, to do it all. To excel at everything you do, while finding balance all at once. It can be exhausting to say the least.
We struggled for years finding Avery’s activity. But, she is so happy with her choices to focus on gymnastics and cheerleading. And I’m so proud of her and the work she has put into doing her best at both activities. However, there can be some seriously crazy schedules when it comes to school and activities. Twice a week we snap Avery up from after school clubs to go directly to gymnastics and then on to cheer. While this can definitely be stressful for her at times, we have learned to make the process much smoother by streamlining a few things.
We make sure that Avery wears something versatile enough to take her from school to the gym. Athleta has the perfect pieces for this – cute leotards that work perfectly under a light top and workout pants that work just as well for a cheer practice as they do for a school day. And the same goes for me.
Every day I think of how much I want to empower my girls to be strong, powerful women. Being strong and powerful doesn’t come from muscles and ego – it comes from feeling confident in who you are, being your best self and knowing that your potential is limitless. As a mom, I find myself needing to remind myself that my potential is limitless, too. Every day is a new chance to remind us all of this.
Which is why I love the Athleta brand. Athleta’s mission is to ignite a community of active, healthy, confident women and girls who empower each other to realize their limitless potential. And that is my mission as a mom for my kids’ future! Almost half of their fabrics are made from sustainable fibers (big yay for our kids and their future!) When Avery and I can adapt our clothing to meet our lifestyle needs, it opens up more time and freedom for us both. And that allows both of us to work towards our unlimited potential.
Thank you so much for letting me and my little babe share this with you! Hope your week is off to a great start!
Avery’s leotard // Avery’s pants // Avery’s top
My top // My bra // My pants
all c/o Athleta