Finding The New Me

Remember when you were a teenager and you were trying to find yourself? Who are you & what do want to be? After you have a baby it’s like you are the hormonal, emotional and unsure teenager all over again. Eager to know the right thing to do and figure out who you are. Becoming a mother changes you in a way no one can really explain.

I’m finding myself again. My child is 18 months old and I’m still figuring it all out. One thing I’ve learned is you need to take time for yourself. Check out my three tips for finding the new you. Because being a mother is now a part of who you are.

Dress from PinkBlush

1. Get a hobby. A good blogger mommy friend of mine reminded me of this. It sparked a thought, a hobby? Oh yes, I like to paint. In reality I liked to paint. I haven’t painted since I was pregnant with Isabella. I want to paint again, I want to be a painter. I miss that hobby, it’s relaxing and fun and it’s something I want to be apart of me still. So I’m making an effort now to bring back the hobby I loved so very much.

Dress from PinkBlush

2. Reflect. The best time for me to reflect is when I’m going for a walk or working out. I can think about me, my life and if there is anything I want to work on as a person. If you like to reflect in the tub with with class of wine, I’m right there with ya. Well, not with you, but you know what I mean. Find time to think about how your day or week has been. Are there things you wish you did or didn’t do? What can you do to make a change in yourself or your life?

3. Go Shopping. Even if you can only go shopping online. Heck sometimes that is better! I love to grab my laptop and glass of wine while I window shop or snag a cute lil something for ME. By doing this you are thinking about yourself, which is so important. You want to embrace being a mommy but you don’t want to lose yourself in the process. As a mom you are constantly busy and don’t have much mental time left for you and what YOU want. I noticed looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. When I shower and dress up I feel better. If you are looking for style and comfort I’ve got you.

How adorable is this PinkBlush dress? I added a denim vest to it for a causal look.
I dressed up my PinkBlush swing dress with some animal print shoes!

Shopping online is easy and one of my favorite places to shop is PinkBlush. You can find adorable fashions for during, before or after pregnancy. If you are a mommy or mommy to be you will love it! The maternity dresses are so adorable. Almost all fashions stretch or flow to fit with a growing belly or hide your postpartum belly. Or in my case, hide the mommy belly I’m working so hard to put some abs on.


I love this dress! Why? Well, it’s perfect for a pregnant mommy because of the stretch, a nursing mommy because of the criss cross neckline or a mommy chasing a toddler because of the comfort.

From mommy life to dinner date with daddy, this Pink Blush dress is for sure going to turn heads!

Go check out this online trendy boutique, reflect, and get a hobby so you can start finding the new you!

Shop my Navy Blue Abstract Floral Sash Tie Maxi Dress

Shop my Burgundy Mock Neck Swing Dress

XO Eryka

I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. I love PinkBlush dresses! And it’s so true! We have to find ourselves all over again. I want to start taking the time to read again.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes, take time to be you. Being a mom is only a part. Read away mama!

  2. Shannan says:

    Both those looks are absolutely amazing on you!!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Shannan ??? I’m ready for long sleeves lol

  3. Absolutely love the dresses! And yes, these are great tips. Online shopping does any girl some good! Ha!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      For sure! Who doesn’t love shopping?

  4. Amber Kipley says:

    Love the dresses. You look amazing. Your doing a great job mama.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Amber! I’m doing my best

  5. Alexie says:

    The pics are stunning! And You look incredible! Great post!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Awe thank you so much Alexie! That means so much!

  6. Sheila says:

    Love this! My son is also 18 months old and I am trying to find myself again still. Being a mama is difficult but it helps when I have some me time.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Agree, me time is so hard to get. It’s so important. Isn’t it weird how you are almost starting over to figure out the new you? Good luck mama! Don’t miss the giveaway on Instagram for PinkBlush shop credit

  7. Jessica says:

    Loved this post mama, and you look gorgeous in those dresses!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Jessica! Don’t miss the giveaway for PinkBlush shop credit on insta ❤️

  8. Kerry says:

    PinkBlush has the best dresses! I love how you added a denim vest to the swing dress. So cute!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Kerry, I think they have some amazing stuff too! Be sure to enter the giveaway on Instagram for shop credit

  9. I love this! I was just thinking about this the other day! I have a 1 and 2 year old and am definitely in the process of refinding myself! I love these outfits you chose! You look beautiful mama!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you for the sweet words! It’s a wild ride

  10. This is probably my favorite post yet! I love these tips so much! You are such a talented painter, so I can’t wait to see where that hobby goes! And I LOVE that dress. It’s like it was made for you!!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thanh you so much Suzanne! I can’t wait to see that hobby grow

  11. you look amazing mama!! So pretty!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Awe you are so sweet! Thank you ?

  12. It does take a long time doesn’t it?! After my first I felt pretty much like myself again after about a year. It took about 2 years after my second was born. Love your tips! So necessary to do something you love, and sometimes a little retail therapy just perks you right up!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Isn’t is so weird? I finally realized I kind of lost myself. Retail therapy is so good

  13. melrakes says:

    The dresses are just gorgeous!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you! Don’t miss the giveaway on Instagram for shop credit

  14. Lindsay says:

    I just adore both of these dresses on you! you can never go wrong with Pink Blush!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Lindsay I love that company!

  15. Emily says:

    Yes! So important to find time for yourself after becoming a mama! I always feel better when I get ready, so I try to do that every day (minus 1-2 “bum” days!). Love the dresses!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Hehe bum days are needed! Thank you

  16. workingmommagic says:

    I think we are constantly finding ourselves and going into new chapters in our life. Mommyhood is a big one. I love these ideas! (& shopping ALWAYS makes me feel better!)

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Shopping is my cure to so much lol ? it’s so weird to think about finding yourself right?

  17. Veronica says:

    I just got back into shopping and it is so therapeutic!! 🙂 also finally started a blog which is helping me as well

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Oh that’s awesome! Congrats on the new blog!??

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