A brand new year is upon us. Usually, in these first few days of the year, people are filling their minds with the things they want to do and declaring resolutions to everyone they meet. Work harder, eat healthier, exercise more, whine less… people are feeling pumped up and determined to become a better versions of themselves. But what about moms, the women who are usually thinking about other people other than themselves? What are the things we should do to become better mothers?
Wait, that list can go on forever. Let's forget about that.
This year, how about we start with the things that are actually attainable - like things that won’t sting us with mom-guilt if we fail to stick to it? How about vowing to not make these resolutions this year?
Wouldn’t be easier to keep our cool if our children were angelic beings all the time? Ok, look, even if this sounds like we’re over-justifying ourselves here, just as impossible it is to expect our children to be on their best behaviors all the time, is it really fair to expect parents to do the same? Yelling happens. Forgive yourself.
It’s impossible for someone to be a constant pillar of society, isn’t it? Moms are humans too. They have bad days. They lose their tempers. They can experience a couple episodes of complete lunacy on their parts. They cannot model good behavior 24/7. And that should be okay.
As much as you want to fulfill every request to play a game or to read the same book for the hundredth time that night, there are times when you just can’t handle it anymore. You can entertain your child for a few minutes, but there is no denying the limit to your engagement. When you’re done, you’re done. And you should be able to tell your child that.
Seriously, if the house could clean itself up or if the toys would go back to the shelves on their own, this resolution should be on every mom’s list. But sadly, they don’t. Cut yourself some slack because everything doesn’t have to be perfect every time. So what if beds aren’t made once in a while? We’ve never heard of people dying of an unmade bed, right?
While it’s every mother’s dream to feed their children only nutrition-filled and healthy food, you’ll find that time (or, in all honesty, willpower) isn’t on your side and a quick trip to the drive-thru is all you can handle.
You can make attainable resolutions, such as being more diligent in documenting your moments with your children, because memories will last way after this year ends. Happy new year, Moms! Wishing you abundance and peace in 2018!
The idea of getting someone professional to take your photos might not appeal to everyone, but here in SweetEscape we firmly believe that once you tried a SweetEscape session, you'd immediately fall in love with it and would want to book more. No, this is not a marketing campaign, it's a fact! Don't believe us? Check out these real stories from our real clients on why they love SweetEscape so much!
Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.
So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.
"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.
When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!
"The photographers really know how to find the perfect angle for you, I never thought my photos would turn out these great!" said Jalu. "I absolutely love it, and I'd definitely book more sessions when I travel to other interesting locations in the future."
Sheena Buraga and her husband Daniel are truly one of the most unique clients SweetEscape had recently. Their 'Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept is really inspiring, and SweetEscape is proud and honoured to be a part of their love journey from the very start when Daniel first proposed to Sheena in Tokyo (spring), to their pre-nup shots in Nami Island (autumn) and Niseko (winter), and finally to their final pre-nup shot in Siargao (summer).
"Between May and June 2018 after the proposal, we started planning for our wedding. At first we thought that the photos in Tokyo would be our proposal / engagement photos, and we wanted to capture another pre-nup photoshoot, not with SweetEscape. But when seeing our proposal photos shot by SweetEscape, everybody said that our pre-nup shoots will look less beautiful compared to the super-beautiful photos of our proposal taken by SweetEscape! Considering this, and since we were travelling to Nami Island, South Korea in the autumn, we decided to create this 'Four Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept with SweetEscape!" said Sheena when asked about what made them keep taking their pre-nup shots with us.
TV reporter Najla Hilabi always puts an extra care for her Instagram feed; she wants it to look extra neat and beautiful, and this was her initial reason to use SweetEscape. After knowing about us from an Instagram ad, she decided to book her first session for her trip to Prague.
"I don't know if I'd ever go back to Prague again, so I thought it was important to capture my moments there with a proper photography service," said Najla.
What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.
"I feel that SweetEscape always maintains their standard of quality. You don't just get your raw photos, you get perfectly curated and professionally edited photos, and this careful production process really makes me love SweetEscape!"
So, don't let anything make you doubt us! SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!